New Electronic Device Policy

Research is showing that student achievement and feelings of being safe while at school are reduced when schools allow students to freely access their personal electronic devices and social media during instructional time.  In response to this, Hillside High School students will not be permitted to use personal electronic devices in the school during instructional time.  If a student is using their personal electronic device in the school during any scheduled class times, they will be taken from the student and handed in to the office.  The student will be allowed to pick up the personal electronic device at the end of the day.  If a second offense occurs, parents will be required to pick up the phone and a meeting will be held with school administration, the student and parent.

School News


Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success, and is one of five domains under Quality Pedagogy…

2018-2019 Yearbook

It is time to order the 2018-2019 yearbook.  If you are interested in placing an order the deadline is Friday, June 21, 2019.  Order forms are available online or you can order directly on School Cash Online.  Payment must be received before the order…

Grads please note

Grade 12s are asked to please contact the school to confirm your grad photos scheduled for this week.


Just a reminder that when there are no buses running all extracurricular events (practices, etc) are also cancelled.  

Grad Announcement

Baby Photos for 2019 Commencement Ceremony Mrs. Serediak is anxiously awaiting your photos that will be used in the Commencement Ceremony Powerpoint. Select 6-8 photos of your son/daughter that include a baby photo and younger child photos.Important…


Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season! May this season bring you the joy of sharing, the warmth of community and the love of family and friends. From our family to yours, warm wishes for a bright and merry Christmas! Christmas Break for NGPS…

Drama Production

Bronze Medal at Zones

Congratulations to the Jr Boys Volleyball Team who won bronze at the 2J Boys Volleyball Zones in LaCrete this past weekend.

Rylan Jones takes League MVP

It was a special night for the Cougars as the league awards banquet was held in Grande Prairie Saturday evening, October 27, 2018. Hillside would take home three out of the nine league-wide awards. The team took home the Rick Gilson Sportsmanship Award,…

School bus transportation and inclement weather

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running today? Why are the buses running in Onoway when…

Jr Volleyball

The Hillside Jr Girls volleyball team won bronze this weekend at the Grimshaw Public Volleyball Tournament. They played very well, defeating Fairview in the bronze medal game.  The girls team will be in Peace River next weekend for zones. Hillside's…

Cougar Classic Sr Volleyball Tournament

The Cougar Classic Sr Volleyball Tournament is scheduled for this Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20.  Come out and support the Sr Cougar Volleyball Players!  The feature game is 2:15 with the girls playing at center court at Hillside.  The boys will…

Orange Shirt Day

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new…

Hillside students & staff head to Finland for unique educational adventure!

On Oct 6, four Grade 12 students and three Hillside teachers will journey to Finland for a one-week ATA sponsored educational exchange as part of the Finland-Alberta (FINAL) partnership program! The partnership, established in 2010, is based on the premise…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment and fire drills all the way through to the most…

Kids Plus Accident Insurance

IAP no longer issues paper copies of the insurance forms. If you would like to obtain a policy for your child go to the following website:

Hillside Home Football Game

Wednesday, September 5 will mark the 2nd game of the Cougars' MPFL season. They will host the Charles Spencer Mavericks. Come out and support our Cougars!

School Council 2018 AGM

Become part of the Hillside School Council 2018.  The AGM is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7pm in the Learning Commons at Hillside Jr/Sr High.  

Welcome Back!

We hope summer has treated you well and that you have had opportunity to relax and recharge with family and friends. The beginning of a new school year is always a special time for staff, students and families as we anticipate the year ahead. What does…

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

WELCOME BACK! Okay, we're not quite there yet, but with only three weeks left of summer vacation, we can bet the impending new school year is on your mind! Find answers to your start up questions, contact information and important dates here! Enjoy the…