NHS Remembers

On Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m., students, staff and parents took time to remember those who have fallen during our Remembrance Day Ceremony that was organized by Mrs. Asquini with assistance from many teachers.

Thank you to Mrs. Asquini, Capt. Niedzielski (Guest Speaker),  Mr. David Maclean (Honor Guard), Ms. Kwantes (Choral Director), and Zohan Chan (Accompanist) for your contributions to the Ceremony.



The ceremony began with the the choir leading the singing of O Canada in both English and French.









After a presentation from Capt. Niedzielski, poems were read by NHS students.

Alexander read “In Flanders Fields.”






Alicia read “Poppies,” a poem that she wrote.
















Roshan read “Why Wear a Poppy?”








While the choir sang Highway of Heroes, Grade 9 students escorted student representatives from K-9 by candlelight to lay a wreath.










Reminders from the Fundraising Association of New Horizons School

Hot Lunch

An email was recently sent to all parents regarding Cycle 2 of the hot lunch program. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, November 22. To order, please visit the Hot Lunch Page and follow the instructions for first-time participant and previously registered participants.



Purdys Chocolates

FANHS is holding a Purdys Chocolate fundraiser.  The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, November 23 for an estimated December 11 delivery date. Please check your emails for more details.

Download order form.



A Busy Place Indeed

The last week was a busy place at NHS!

Halloween Fun

On October 27, NHS School Council sponsored a family Halloween Dance. It was great to see so many unique costumes!

The family dance was an enjoyable way to visit with other parents, and give the students a fun night of groovin’ to the tunes!

Thank you to Kim Johnson and School Council for organizing this school community -building event.

Thank you also to FANHS and Mrs. Dinel’s Junior High Leadership students for organizing operating a concession during the dance.


On Halloween day, students and staff got into costume and had an active day. We had our annual costume parade which allowed all the students to see everyone’s costume. There were many unique home-made costumes allowed those students with that creative touch to shine.

The Jr. High Leadership class organized a costume contest and invited the younger grades into the gym for a few Halloween games.












Enterprise and Innovation Fair

Mr. Wilde’s Enterprise and Innovation students held their fall E&I Fair on November 2 & 3. There were an assortment of interesting “eatables” at the fair ranging from chocolate dipped bananas, to pasta dishes and unique beverages.

Enterprise and Innovation Fair

The Week Ahead (November 5 – November 9)

Monday, November 6

Our support for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau campaign begins this week (November 6 – December 1.)

We have a theme each week, but any donations are gratefully accepted at any time throughout the month of November. Students will earn 1 house point per item donated.

  • Nov. 6-9: Collecting non-perishable food items or grocery cards.
  • Nov. 20-24: Collecting unwrapped new toys/items for ages 10-17 years old. Ideas include: art sets like pencil crayons, sketch pads, paint sets movie tickets gift cards books cosmetics/lotions, etc. science kits
  • Nov. 27- Dec. 1: Collecting unwrapped toys/gifts for babies to children aged 9 years old.

Tuesday,  November 7

  • Picture re-take day beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Thursday,  November 9

Remembrance Day Ceremony (11: a.m.)

Poppies are available at the school for students to wear during our Remembrance Day Ceremony. We ask that students bring a suggested donation of $1.00 on November 9 so that they will have the poppy to wear on the day of the ceremony.

Parents are welcome to attend our Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 9 at 11:oo a.m.


Friday,  November 10

  • Fall Break begins Friday, November 10 and continues to Friday, November 17. Classes resume on Monday, November 20.



The Week Ahead (October 30 – November 3)


Tuesday,  October 31: Happy Halloween!

  • Halloween costume parade begins approximately 9:00 a.m. Parents are welcome to watch. Prizes will be handed out by the junior high Leadership Class.
  • During the afternoon, students will be participating in activities led by the Leadership class.
  • Wednesday,  November 1
  • Early Dismissal: Classes are dismissed at 2:14. Please adjust travel arrangements.

Thursday,  November 2

  • Enterprise & Innovation Fair: The junior high Enterprise and Innovation (E & I) class will be having its E & I Fair. During lunch recess, students will be able to purchase items created and marketed by students. More details to follow.

Friday,  November 3 

  • E & I Fair continues at lunch recess.


Coming Up Next Week …

  • Fall Break begins Friday, November 10 and continues to Friday, November 17. Classes resume on Monday, November 20.


Parents are welcome to attend our Remembrance Day Ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 9 at 11:00 a.m.



The Week Ahead (October 23-27)




The Scholastic Book Fair is on this week!




Tuesday,  October 24

  • Scholastic Book Fair Begins
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Wednesday,  October 25

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Bus Evacuation Practice: 3:00 p.m.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Thursday,  October 26

  • Scholastic Book Fair – Last Day (Ends at Noon)
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Friday,  October 27

  • Professional Development Day (School not in session for students).
    • Staff will be attending the Charter Schools Conference at Aurora Charter School.



Halloween Dance!

School Council is hosting a Halloween dance on October, 27th from 6:30-8:30 in the New Horizons School Gym for the whole family.
There will be a concession (cash only) with some yummy treats.
We encourage you all to dress up in the Halloween spirit.

For more School Council news, follow them on Facebook. “New Horizons School Council”

Modernization Update

We have now moved into the final stages of our school modernization project. Following is a
list of the remaining components of the project that are still underway:

  • Landscaping of the grounds, particularly where the grounds were disturbed during the work of the project and in the location of the former east wing of portable classrooms.
  • Installation of exterior cladding, flashing, and signage.Completion of the foyer.
  • Installation of exterior lighting.
  • Completion of interior electrical work.
  • Completion of the building management system.
  • Addressing deficiencies.




Foods Lab



We are excited about the wonderful improvements, and look forward to the project’s completion.

Grade 3 Geologists!

Mrs. Panas and Ms. MacKinnon’s  grade three classes have taken on the role of junior geologists over the past month as they learned about rocks and minerals!

To help them explore their learning further, Teacher’s Pet came to our classrooms on Thursday, October 12.

Students participated in a variety of different activities that included performing hardness tests using nails, pennies and a file, sifting through dirt to learn about the different soil layers and even making their own toothpaste!

It was a great afternoon of fun enjoyed by the students, parent helpers and teachers!


The Week Ahead: October 16-20


Old Shoes? Bring’em In This Week!

In partnership with Strathcona County and other schools, NHS will be collecting shoes for the Soles4Souls program.

We will be collecting shoes until Friday, October 20. For each pair of shoes a student brings in, they will receive a ballot for a prize draw at the end of the week. Pairs of shoes should be bound together to make counting easier.

Thanks for your participation!

Monday,  October 16

  • Jr. High Boys and Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30-4:30)

Tuesday, October 17

  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. OLA Crusaders at OLA (Ft. Saskatchewan)
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. OLA Crusader at NHS


  • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. : Agenda

Wednesday,  October 18

  • Reach for the Top
    • If you are in grade 6-9 and enjoy facts & trivia, please meet in the Learning Commons during lunch recess.
  • Grade 5/6 Volleyball Practice (3:30 p.m.)
  • Board Meeting (7:00 p.m.) in the Learning Commons


Thursday, October 19

  • Nighthawks Volleyball 

  • Girls: Nighthawks vs. OLPH Tigers at NHS
  • Boys: Nighthawks vs. OLPH Tigers at OLPH


Upcoming Events

Parent Teacher Conferences: October 24-25

Scholastic Book Fair: October 24-25