School News

2020

Grad Google Meet

There will be a Grad Google Meet on Monday, June 1 @ 5:30 p.m. Mrs. Serediak will post the link and access code on Monday right before the meeting.

ASAA Parent/Guardian Transfer Guide

Please click on the following link to see the Parent/Guardian Transfer Guide from the ASAA: Parent/Guardian Transfer Guide

Grade 9-10 Student Transfer Policy

Please click on the following link to see the Grade 9 -10 Student Transfer Policy Information Brochure from the ASAA: ASAA Grade 9-10 Student Transfer Policy Information Brochure

Hats On!

On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats On! for Mental Health day and wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health.

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land address to the school. Proof of residence is required…

Q&A

Q: What is the best way to find out what is happening in Google Classroom? A: Check your ngps email every day.

Welcome back from your Easter Break!

If you are currently enrolled in CTS with Mr. Morrison, Ms. Schilperoort or Mr. Serediak, an invitation will be sent to you via email asking you to join a new Google Classroom: Forensic Science 25.  This is a 3-credit course that is being offered in…

Thank you

Spring break is April 3-13! Our official school year calendar "spring break" begins tomorrow. On behalf of all of us at Northern Gateway Public Schools, we would like to wish everyone a restful break. Teachers will re-connect with students again, beginning…

CTS Courses

For senior high students enrolled in CTS programming for Semester 2 (computers, foods, IA), we will be sending alternate courses out to limit credit shortfall due to school closure. We are busy creating these courses and will have them ready after the…

IT Support from NGPS

IT Support for students and parents! https://bit.ly/hometechhelp To help families continue learning during these extraordinary times, the NGPS technology team will be offering tech support to students and parents via a NEW Virtual Help Desk that we…

CTS Courses Available

Starting today, we will be offering programming for students in Senior High Drama, Phys Ed and Art. Students have been invited to google classrooms for those courses.

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School Divisions Temporarily Adjusted

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected to continue at-home learning for our students. …

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how tense are they? Your face: are you frowning? Do your…

Parent information

Parents who want to know what is going on in your child's classrom please email the classroom teacher and ask to be added as a parent. You will then receive weekly summaries every Friday.

Google Classroom

All core courses are posted on google classroom. Students should be logging in today to find assignments and communicate with teachers.

Continuing Student Learning

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations, such as course packages and telephone check-ins. …

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important Information from Alberta Education

**Grade 12 Diploma Exams canceled. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional alternatives for students. We know families…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information for Families

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure decision came abruptly forcing significant adjustments…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families and Staff

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta school divisions.  We want to reassure families…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and staff is always our first priority. We continue to…

Greece Meeting

The Greece Meeting scheduled for this evening has been postponed.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

New Phone System

Hillside has a new phone system. The only contact # for the school is 780-524-3277. If you have another number that you regularly use, it is no longer active.

Curling Team qualifies for Provincials

Congratulations to the Sr Girls Curling team of Harli-Ann Jones, Codi-Lynn Jones, Jenna Loewen & Michala Serediak on their 4 - 1 record at the Curling Zones held in Fairview on the 19 & 20th of February.  Their only loss was a one point heart breaker…

Cheermania

Cheermania Grad vs staff Basketball Game Monday, February 23, 2020 in the South Gym at lunch.  Come out and support your favorite.

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion year-round. On February 26, we will be wearing our…

Cyber Safety

2019-2020 Yearbook

If you are interested in purchasing the 2019-2020 yearbook, the deadline to order is Friday, June 26, 2020.  Order forms are available online or you can order directly on School Cash Online.  Payment must be received before the order will be placed. …

2019

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom Improvement funding, and decrease to High School…

FNMI

Any grade 11 First Nation, Metis and Inuit students interested in Science and Engineering there is an opportunity for week long program in February or May at different Canadian universities. Please see Ms. Boman for further information.  Application…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality Pedagogy

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and learning. There are five domains of Quality Pedagogy…

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 Darwell when…

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are available from Ms. Boman. There is a $10 shipping fee per box. Boxes due back to Ms. Boman by November 20.

Parent Teacher Interviews

There is a Parent Teacher Interview on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm in the South Gym at Hillside Jr/Sr High School.  Please come and meet with your child's teachers.  No appointment required.

Cougar Wear

Cougar Wear order forms are available in the office.  Items are also available on school cash online.  New items this year.  Come and check out the samples in Mrs. Grotkowski's office.  Deadline to order sweatpants is November 15, 2019.

Leadership

The Leadership club is using Halloween to kick off a school-wide We Scare Hunger food drive. We Scare Hunger is a Halloween food drive to help food banks stock up on everything they need to fight hunger in our community! Block 1 classes will be collecting…

Costume Contest

The Leadership Club will be hosting a costume contest for Grades 7-12 at lunch in the South Gym on Thursday Oct 31. There will be prizes for the best costumes from Grade 7-8, Grade 9-10 and Grade 11-12, and your classmates will be voting on who has the…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning at NGPS

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway schools. Wellness Champions, School and Division…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. Last year, NGPS began working with Hour-Zero,…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner Centered

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction, revolves around our students - their needs,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning Environment in NGPS?

Golf 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice of teaching) with a foundation of wellness. Ensuring…

Every Child Matters

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…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes and activities inside the school continue to…

School Council

The first school council meeting of the year is scheduled to take place at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the Learning Commons.  Come out and get involved in what's happening at Hillside.

Sr Volleyball Tryouts

Sr Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts Tuesday Sept. 10th and Thursday Sept. 12th Meet in the South Gym at 5:10 pm in Gym clothes and ready to sweat! Tryouts will run until 7:00 pm.

Jr Volleyball Tryouts

Jr Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts Tuesday Sept. 10th and Thursday Sept. 12th Meet in the South Gym at 3:30 pm in Gym clothes and with a winning attitude! Tryouts will run until 5:00 pm.

Picture day

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families – as we anticipate the year ahead. What…

Welcome Back

The start the the 2019-2020 school year is here.  We are very happy to see all of our students back.  The Hillside Jr/Sr High School office is open from 8 am until 4 pm daily.  To access the required list of School Supplies please click on the link…

Grade 7 Orientation

Feeling nervous about your first day at Hillside?  We want to give you a jumpstart on all of the other students, so we are having a Discovery Day (Grade 7 orientation) for the students who are new to Hillside in September 2019. We would love to see…

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here, it isn't a between-the-bells thing it's a lifelong…

Sr High Timetables

Sr High Timetables have been mailed out.  If you are wanting to make any changes to your timetable, please call the school at 780-524-3277 to book an appointment with Mr. Staples before school starts.  

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) fosters program-rich learning environments where…

Happy Summer!

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student – from your first moments in Kindergarten to your…

Salute to our 2019 graduates!

As you stand in this very special place, marking both an ending and a beginning, we hope you pause to enjoy the magnitude of your achievement. From your first moments in Kindergarten, to your adventures as a senior, and all of the learning and growing…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested in paying for alternate school bus transportation…

Aimee Caron takes GOLD in the 80m Hurdles

Congratulations to our own Aimee Caron who took GOLD in the 80m Hurdles at the 2019 ASAA Track Provincials in Calgary.

Grads please note

Grads need to get their grad gowns sized with Mrs. Boman between June 10 and 14.  Monday, Tuesday & Friday from 9 until 1 pm and Wednesday & Thursday from 9 until 11 am.

Walking Together - Sturgeon Lake, Hillside, Fox Creek, Finland, Iceland

Walking Together: a rich, personal and powerful day of learning. Yesterday we had the opportunity to walk alongside students, staff and community members from Sturgeon Lake, Valleyview, Fox Creek, Iceland and Finland for a day of cultural learning and…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new to the province, are officially and jointly inducted…

It's Education Week!

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to share the many good things happening in Alberta…

Equador 2020

The deadline to enroll is approaching fast!  Sign up before it's too late!  There are two travel scholarships of $250 being raffled off to two lucky students who are signed up by May 1st!  There's a refer a friend deal on now - $50 off for both of…

Education Planning 2019-22

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the past three years and define the priorities and strategic…

Extra Time for Exams

Exam Writing Accommodations for Extra Time - As per the guidelines set out by Alberta Education, students are alloweddouble the prescribed time for all exams. In order to accommodate this, while maintaining instructional time for students intheir courses,…

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…

Extracurricular

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…

2018

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: https://www.kidsplus.ca/

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…