Nighthawk Basketball Season Off to a Successful Start

New Horizons School is fortunate to be a part of the Elk Island Catholic Schools Sports League since we moved back into Sherwood Park from Ardrossan in 2015.  The welcoming spirit of the league, coaches, and players has allowed NHS students to compete with pride for our school in volleyball, basketball, and badminton.

Basketball is increasing in popularity at NHS as we slowly improve and become more competitive. This year, 18 boys showed up to the junior boys practices. Instead of making cuts, some grade 6 students were invited to join so that all the boys who were interested in playing could be on one of the two teams – a “veteran” and “rookie” team.

  • Girls Team:
    • Coach: Ram Sharma (former NHS student)
    • Teacher Sponsor (Ms. Ewert)
  • Boys “Rookie Team”
    • Coaches Ms. Araujo & Mr. Zarowny
  • Boys “Veteran Team”
    • Coach: Mr. Zarowny

Last week, the New Horizons Nighthawks officially began their basketball season with a seeding tournament that ran on the evenings of December 12 and December 13, and much of the day on December 14.

The purpose of the tournament was to decide which teams would make up the “A” League and which teams would make up the “B” league. In total there were 10 boys team and 8  girls teams.

After the round robin, the “Rookie” boys team ended up placing fourth in their pool. Their first game as a team ended in an exciting fashion. With the score tied 27-27, NHS Nighthawk Adam Y. was fouled on his shot with no time left on the clock. He was awarded two free throws. Under extreme pressure in his very first game, his first shot had a bad bounce off the rim. However, Adam was able to sink his second shot and secure a 28-27 win for his team!

The girls also had a successful tournament. They ended up second in their pool after defeating Our Lady of Perpetual Help (B) 33-12 and Holy Redeemer 21-20. The girls ended up placing 4th in their field of 8 teams after coming up short in the bronze game against St. John Paul II. Well done team!

NHS Boys “Veteran Team” Bronze Winners: December 14, 2019 at the EICS Pre-Season Seeding Tournament.

 

The NHS boys “Veteran” team also had a successful outing losing only one game in the tournament round-robin. They ended up defeating St. Theresa (B) 48-46 in a very close and exciting Bronze Medal game.

The EICS Sports Council will now use the tournament results to establish the “A” and “B” league teams for the 2019-2020 basketball season.

Thank you to EICS for running a well-organized event.

Congratulations to all the players and good luck in the remainder of the season!

This Week at NHS ( December 16 – 20)

Monday, December 16

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice: CANCELLED
  • After School
    • Reach Practice: CANCELLED

Tuesday, December 17

  • Lunch Recess
    • Linking Generations
    • Senior Choir Practice: CANCELLED
  • After School
    • Boys Basketball Practice: CANCELLED

  • Grade K-2 Holiday Concert
    • Matineé : 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Evening: 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Parents with students in Drama class and Drama club, Instrumental Band, Ukulele club and/or Choir will need to have their children at the school at 5pm for soundcheck and will need to stay until the end of the festivities*
  • Grade 3-9 Holiday Concert
    • Evening Show: 7:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, December 18

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • After School
    • Honors Choir: CANCELLED
    • Girls Basketball Practice: CANCELLED
  • Evening
    • Playground Committee Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 19

  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club: CANCELLED
  • After School
    • Boys Basketball Practice: CANCELLED

Friday, December 20

  • Grade 5 Amusement Park Displays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Last Day of School before the Break.

Classes resume Monday, January 6

Wishing Everyone A Peaceful Holiday and a Very Happy New Year!

 

 

2020-2021 Admissions Now Open

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

For application details, please visit our Admissions page.

This Week at NHS ( December 9 – 13)

Christmas Bureau Collections

Thank you Nighthawks! In total, we collected 1686 donations for the Christmas Bureau. That will bring joy to many families this holiday season!

Water: 500 donations! (100 House Points Awarded)

Earth: 471 donations! (80 House Points Awarded)

Fire: 363 donations! (70 House Points Awarded)

Air: 352 donations (60 House Points Awarded)

 

Thank you for your generosity!

 

Monday, December 9

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice
    • Girls Basketball Meeting
  • After School
    • Reach Practice

Tuesday, December 10

  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
    • Linking Generations
  • After School
    • Boys Basketball Practice (Both Teams) (3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 11

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • After School
    • Honors Choir
    • Girls Basketball Practice 
  • Evening
    • Board of Directors’ Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 12

  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
  • After School
    • Boys and Girls Away at the Elk Island Catholic Schools Seeding Tournament. Go Nighthawks!
  • Evening
    • School Council Meeting @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 13

  • After School
    • Boys and Girls Away at the Elk Island Catholic Schools Seeding Tournament.

 

NEXT WEEK …

Holiday Concert: DECEMBER 17

There are 3 concerts and times are as follows:
Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2:
Afternoon Matinee–  1:30pm-2:30pm
Evening Show–  5:30pm-6:30pm
Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6:
Evening show time:  7:00-8:00pm
*Parents with students in Drama class and Drama club, Instrumental Band, Ukulele club and/or Choir will need to have their children at the school at 5pm for soundcheck and will need to stay until the end of the festivities*
We will need some volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly. Please sign up here.
RSVP for the concert here.

 

 

This Week at NHS ( December 2 – 6)

 

Welcome to December!

This week we are collecting toys and activities for Christmas Bureau.

 

This week’s update on house standings:

Water is in the lead with 422 donations.

Earth is in second with 415 donations.

Fire is in third place with 336 donations.

Air is in fourth with 310 donations.

Thank you for your generosity!

 

Monday, December 2

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice
    • Girls Basketball Meeting
  • After School
    • Reach Practice

Tuesday, December 3

  • No BB Shooting Practice This Week
  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
  • After School
    • Boys Basketball Practice Cancelled

Wednesday, December 4

  • EARLY DISMISSAL DAY: Students dismissed at 2:14 p.m.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • After School
    • Honors Choir Cancelled
    • Girls Basketball Practice Cancelled

Thursday, December 5

  • No BB Shooting Practice This Week
  • Lunch Recess
    • Drama Club
  • After School
    • Junior High Boys Basketball Practice  (3:30 – 5:00)

Friday, December 6

  • Report Cards Issued

 

 

NHS Expansion Continues

 

On Tuesday, November 26, an additional modular was put in place to accommodate our growing student population. We currently have one classroom using 1/2 of our Learning Commons, and the additional modular will allow us to move that classroom out of the Learning Commons at some point after the Christmas Break.

As our numbers grow, we anticipate that we will need two more additional modular units to accommodate our second grade 8 and grade 9 classes in the next two years.

This Week at NHS ( November 25-29)

 

New Horizons is collecting donations for the Strathcona Christmas Bureau

This week we are collecting toiletries for the Christmas Bureau.

 

 

House Points

After Week 1

Water: 131 donations

Fire: 118 donations

Air:  100 donations

Earth: 95 donations.

After Week 2

Earth 336 donations.

Water  274 donations.

Fire 199 donations.

Air 169 donations.

 

Monday, November 25

  • Lunch Recess
    • Junior Choir Practice
    • Reach Practice
  • After School
    • Reach Practice
  • Playground Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26

  • No BB Shooting Practice This Week
  • Lunch Recess
    • Senior Choir Practice
    • Linking Generations
  • After School
    • Junior High Boys Basketball Practice  (3:30 – 5:00)
  • FANHS Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27

  • Lunch Recess
    • Ukulele Club
  • After School
    • Honors Choir
    • Junior High Girls Basketball Practice (3:15 – 4:30)

Thursday, November 28

  • No BB Shooting Practice This Week
  • Last day to bring in toiletries for the Strathcona County Christmas Bureau.
  • Lunch Recess
    • Beats & Eats
  • After School
    • Junior High Boys Basketball Practice  (3:30 – 5:00)

Friday, November 29

  • Professional Development Day: Friday, November 29 (No School for Students)

Looking Ahead …

Report cards issued on Friday, December 6.