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For immediate release – January 27, 2020

 

 

New Horizons School Celebrates 25 Years

 

 

 

Canada’s first public charter school, New Horizons School in Sherwood Park, will commemorate 25 years of service to Sherwood Park, Strathcona County and the Greater Edmonton area with a day of celebration on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Established in 1995 and now enrolling 390 students in kindergarten through grade 9, New Horizons School provides a congregated learning environment that enables academically gifted students to achieve excellence in an environment that supports each student’s unique intellectual, social and emotional needs.

The celebration will begin with a school-wide assembly at 1:00 p.m. Special guests will include Minister of Education LaGrange, Colleen Taylor, who was instrumental in the founding of the school and was its first Board chair, Strathcona County Deputy Mayor Linton Delainey , Sherwood Park MLA Jordan Walker and Strathcona- Sherwood Park MLA and Minister Honourable Nate Glubish, as well as former Board members, administrators, staff members and students.

Colleen Taylor will share her first-hand account of how Canada’s first charter school was formed, and a commemorative plaque will be unveiled.

During the week leading up to the Celebration, students will be working with Quest Theatre preparing for a production that will be performed by our K-6 students after the ceremony. Dignitaries and guests will be invited to attend a small informal reception and school tour during the performance.

Former New Horizons students, staff and directors are invited to attend. For more information and to indicate your attendance, please contact the school office at 780-416-2353.

This Week at NHS ( January 27 – January 31)

 

This is an exciting week at New Horizons School!

On Friday, January 31, we will be having a 25th Anniversary Assembly to celebrate our 25 years of providing gifted education to students in Strathcona County and surrounding communities.

As a part of our celebratory week, Quest Theatre will be our Artist-in-Residence beginning on Monday. They will workshop with the grade K-6 students, teaching them some fundamental drama skills. At the end of the week on Friday, students will perform in a finale production  as part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Thank you to FANHS and School Council for supporting with the costs associated with our Artist-In-Residence program!

 

 

 

 


Monday, January 27

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice – Cancelled
    • Chess Club Grades 3/4
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Reach Practice – Cancelled
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Grade 5/6 Basketball Practice

Tuesday, January 28

  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Girls  away vs. JP II
      • Boys “Veteran” Team Practice : 3:30 – 4:30

Wednesday, January 29

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Veterans)
    • Chess Club: Grades 5/6
  • After School
    • Honours Choir
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Girls Basketball Practice

Thursday, January 30

  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Boys (Rookies) away at JP II

Friday, January 31

  • New Horizons School 25th Anniversary Celebration Assembly at 1:00 p.m.
  • Grades K-6 Quest Theatre Production at 1:40 p.m. 

 

REMINDERS FOR NEXT WEEK

  • Stakeholder Forum, Monday, February 3
  • Early Dismissal on Wednesday, February 5
  • School Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 5
  • Teacher Convention on Thursday, February 6 and Friday, February 7. School will be closed.

 

 

This Week at NHS ( January 20 – January 25)

The January that has arrived!


Monday, January 20

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice
    • NEW: Chess Club Grades 3/4
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Reach Practice
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Boys Rookie Team Basketball vs. St. Luke at NHS
    • Grade 5/6 Basketball Practice: CANCELLED

Tuesday, January 21

  • Lunch Recess
    • Linking Generations
    • Senior Choir Practice
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Veterans)
  • After School
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Girls  away vs. JP II
      • Boys at home vs. St. Theresa (B)

Wednesday, January 22

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
    • Chess Club: Grades 5/6
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Honours Choir
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Boys (Rookies) @ Holy Redeemer
      • Girls Basketball Practice

Thursday, January 23

  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Veterans)
  • After School
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Boys (Veterans) away at JP II

Friday, January 24

  • Lunch Recess
    • Grade 5/6 Basketball Practice

 

 

 

Buses Cancelled January 16

  • Although buses are cancelled for today, the school remains open.
  • Please refer to previous posts for drop off and pick-up procedures.
  • As well, please note the additional pick-up procedures that were emailed to parents on January 14.

Drive carefully and stay warm!

Buses Cancelled: January 15

Although buses are canceled for today, the school remains open.

Please Review our Traffic and Parking Management Plan

We hope you take time to review the Traffic and Parking Management Plan to ensure you are dropping off and picking up correctly.

Morning Drop-Off : Doors Open 8:00 a.m.

In order to accommodate the increased traffic volume, doors will open at 8:00 a.m.

After School Pick-Up

Please be patient after school as the number of vehicles will increase.

Buses Cancelled: January 14

School Remains Open

Although buses are canceled for today, the school remains open.

Please Review our Traffic and Parking Management Plan

We hope you take time to review the Traffic and Parking Management Plan to ensure you are dropping off and picking up correctly.

Morning Drop-Off : Doors Open 8:00 a.m.

In order to accommodate the increased traffic volume, doors will open at 8:00 a.m.

After School Pick-Up

Please be patient after school as the number of vehicles will increase.

This Week at NHS ( January 13 – January 17)

 

Brrrrr … The temperatures this week are dangerously cold.

Remember, if buses are cancelled, the school will remain open.


Monday, January 13

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Veterans)
  • After School
    • Reach Practice
    • Grade 5/6 Basketball Practice (3:30 – 4:30)
  • Evening
      • Playground Committee Meeting: Postponed to Tuesday

Tuesday, January 14

  • Lunch Recess
    • Linking Generations
    • Senior Choir Practice
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Veterans)
  • After School
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Girls at home vs. St. Theresa
      • Boys (Veterans) at  St. Theresa (A)
  • Evening
      • Playground Committee Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Girls Basketball Practice
    • Honours Choir
  • Evening
    • Board Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 16

  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
    • NEW: Chess Club: Grades 5/6
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Rookies)
  • After School
    • Nighthawks Basketball
      • Boys (Rookies) away at OLPH.
  • Evening
    • Information Night (7:00 p.m.) for new parents interested in enrolling their child into NHS.

Friday, January 17

  • Beach Day!
    • Students and staff are invited to dress to the Beach theme.
    • Lunch recess sock-hop!

 

 

 

Junior High Options: Food Art

 

Snowman and Christmas Tree Cookies

Food Art is one of the many options offered to our junior high students. In these photos, the Food Art class is creating meringue cookies.

Pineapple and bon-bon cookies!