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Emotion Coaching: A Transformative Approach to our…

Posted on Apr. 26, 2024

This is an exciting opportunity coming to Hillside on May 15, 2024. Open to everyone.

Hillside’s High School Workshop

Posted on May. 13, 2024

For current Grade 9 Parents & StudentsTuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6:30pmLearning Commons

Murder on the 518

Posted on May. 6, 2024

Hillside Sr Drama Presents...Murder on the 518. June 4 & 5 at 7pm in the South Gym. We hope to see everyone come out.

Career Exposure Summer Camps NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

Posted on May. 2, 2024

WHAT ARE CAREER EXPOSURE SUMMER CAMPS? Career Exposure Summer Camps give students a chance to earn high school credits and gain hands-on experience while developing skills, exploring a passion, or trying…

Jr Badminton Districts Results

Posted on Apr. 25, 2024

Here are the results from the District 6 Jr Badminton Tournament.  Congratulations to all of the athletes that will be representing our district at Zones on Saturday, April 27 in High Prairie.

ELAA

Posted on Apr. 3, 2024

Check out the ELAA (Education Liaison Association of Alberta) sessions happening on April 18 at Hillside.

Hillside Travel Club Fundraiser

Posted on Mar. 15, 2024

Here is another fundraiser for the Hillside Travel Club England 2025 Trip.

Hillside Travel Club Fundraiser

Posted on Mar. 15, 2024

A fundraiser for the Hillside Travel Club England 2025 Trip. Click on this link for the Mitchell's Soup Fundraiser.  https://form.jotform.com/240675290534256

Alberta Education Assurance Survey

Posted on Feb. 26, 2024

Every year, Alberta Education surveys students, their parents and all teachers on behalf of schools and school authorities to assess what is working well and where there is room for improvement. The survey…

Online Course to help kids cope with challenges and…

Posted on Feb. 5, 2024

Help your child manage anxiety and become more emotionally resilient - this full toolkit of tips and ideas really works! Get a better understanding of anxiety and fear and what can be done about it. Get…

Kidsport Pays. Your Kid Plays.

Posted on Jan. 31, 2024

Who is Kidsport? Click on the picture to get all the details.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Grotkowski at 780-524-3277.  

Save the Date

Posted on Jan. 25, 2024

The date you've all been waiting for...

Let's Talk

Posted on Jan. 10, 2024

Why does January seem like such a hard month? I don’t think there is any scientific basisfor it but there seems to be a perfect storm of depressing factors. It is super cold, daysare short, sunlight…

2023

School Bus Transportation and Winter Weather Conditions

Posted on Nov. 30, 2023

Preparing for cooler temperatures! It’s been a positively balmy November, but colder temperatures are in the forecast. With the changing of the season, families are reminded to dress warmly and prepare…

Pembina Information

Posted on Nov. 17, 2023

On Wednesday, November 22nd, Pembina Pipeline is coming to Hillside to talk about opportunities with their company and RAP positions they have available for high school students.  Interested students…

Hillside Breakfast Program

Posted on Oct. 23, 2023

Thank you to the following community minded businesses for their support of our Hillside Breakfast Program. It's because of you that we are able to continue with this valuable program. Gallivan Construction,…

New Social Studies Curriculum

Posted on Oct. 10, 2023

The Social Studies Curriculum process is starting again with several month of consultation.  Please open the attached letter to better understand the process.

Raising Digitally Responsible Youth

Posted on Oct. 5, 2023

Parenting and teaching is hard, and the rapid rise of technology and social media use in the lives of their kids makes it harder.  To help, we're extending complimentary access to download Raising Digitally…

Grad 2024 Information

Posted on Oct. 4, 2023

Grad Parent Meeting - Thursday, November 2 @ Hillside 7:00 p.m.     (On the agenda: requirements, conditions, dates, photos, fees, cap/gown,      spring formal, and more…)Grad Remind - Text @ek6g8g…

Women in Trades

Posted on Oct. 4, 2023

Check out this Women in Trades opportunity to learn. Free, virtual session open to any high school girl that would like to learn about Women in Trades and Technology opportunities. Log on virtually this…

Interested in Nursing Careers?

Posted on Oct. 4, 2023

RhPAP is hosting a FREE virtual online event on Tuesday October 10th from 6:30pm to 7:30pmThe “How Do I Get There?” series for this particular session will walk students through various roles within…

Orange Shirt Day

Posted on Sep. 15, 2023

Principal's Message

Posted on Sep. 14, 2023

It is with great enthusiasm, we extend a warm welcome to each of you as we embark on a new and exciting year at Hillside Jr/Sr High School. As we stand on the threshold of this new year, let us reflect…

Nomination Results for Rural Valleyview By-Election

Posted on Sep. 13, 2023

Nomination Results for Ward 3, Electoral Subdivision No. 2 - Rural Valleyview: Edwin Daniel Tollefson Tracie Craig Leslie Urness Good luck to all candidates!  The by-election will take place on October…

Reflecting on Back to School

Posted on Aug. 29, 2023

There is a saying that when you become a parent your heart is forever walking outside yourbody. This is so true, particularly each September when it is time to send kids back to school.Whether you are…

Staggered Start 2023

Posted on Aug. 23, 2023

Hillside Office Hours

Posted on Aug. 22, 2023

The Hillside office will be open starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 23 at 9 am until 3:30 pm. We will be closed from 12-1 for lunch the rest of this week. Starting next week the office will be open…

To Our Grade 12 Students

Posted on Jul. 3, 2023

To our Grade 12 Students, Please note that Alberta Education will be uploading and updating your final High School Transcript. Transcripts will be processed and updated for July 17th. A final transcript…

Dear Students & Families

Posted on May. 8, 2023

As a school community, we want to express our concern for all those who have been impacted by the recent wildfires in our area. We are sending much strength and love to everyone from the Sturgeon Lake…

Pembina for the win!

Posted on May. 2, 2023

Thank you Pembina for the Smile Cookies delivered to our students today. Just a reminder that the proceeds from the Smile Cookie Campaign will go to OAP to help get a therapy dog for the school. Thanks…

2J Badminton Zones

Posted on May. 1, 2023

Congratulations to all of the athletes that competed in the 2J Jr Zones Badminton Tournament hosted by Hillside on Saturday, April 29, 2023, but especially to the Hillside medal winners, Halo - Gold,…

May 11, 2023 Moose Hide Campaign Day

Posted on Apr. 26, 2023

Moose Hide Campaign Day is a movement to engage men and boys in ending violence towards women and children.Moose hide is a symbol of taking a stand against violence and undoing the effects of Residential…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Apr. 24, 2023

Don't forget Parent Teacher Interviews are happening right now. Come on down to the school and talk to your child's teachers about their progress. We would love to see you. The teachers are all set up…

Spring Formal

Posted on Apr. 21, 2023

April 21, 2023 is the initial deadline for Grade 12s to purchase dinner tickets to Spring Formal. Additional tickets will be available for purchase on Monday, April 24. Spring Formal dance tickets will…

Red Dress Day

Posted on Apr. 20, 2023

May 5th is Red Dress Day, a national day of awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons. Join us in respecting and honouring our Stolen Sisters, their loved ones, and communities and help raise…

School Council Meeting

Posted on Apr. 13, 2023

The School Council meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Thursday, April 27, 2023. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ik’kinapaaki (Gentle Woman) Award Recipient Vada…

Posted on Mar. 20, 2023

Hillside Staff and Students are proud to announce that Vada Sunshine was the recipient of this year's Ik’kinapaaki (Gentle Woman) Award awarded at the Annual Spirit Seekers Youth Conference in Grande…

Junior High Ski Days at Little Smoky Ski Hill

Posted on Mar. 15, 2023

Hillside has booked the Little Smoky Ski Hill on March 23 & 24th, 2023 for students in Junior High (Grades 7,8 & 9). We will be bussing to Little Smoky both days, leaving at 9:00 am and returning at 3:05…

Post Secondary Week Flyer

Posted on Mar. 8, 2023

Check out the Post Secondary Week Flyer.  Please note that Careers that was scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2023 has unfortunately had to cancel and will reschedule at a later date.  

Wellness Coach

Posted on Feb. 22, 2023

Corey Hirsch Presentation

Posted on Feb. 16, 2023

Looking forward to hearing what Corey Hirsch has to share with us. This event is not open to the public but there will be a presentation the same evening at the Performing Arts Centre.

Sr Curling Zones

Posted on Feb. 16, 2023

The Hillside Sr Girls Curling team competed in Zones yesterday in Falher hosted by GP Vanier in Donnelly. Although it wasn't the result they were looking for the girls had a great time. Congratulations…

Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps Return!

Posted on Feb. 15, 2023

SAVE THE DATES: July 3 - 7 and July 10 - 14! Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps are gearing up for another exciting summer! Classes will be offered in two separate week long sessions: Session 1 - July…

Upcoming Leadership events

Posted on Feb. 3, 2023

Valentines Day Candy-Gram - Sales will be held Monday, Wednesday & Friday, February 6, 8 & 10 for delivery on Valentine's Day Valentine's Game Show with my Friend - Show up and see which person knows…

Semester 1 Textbooks Need to be returned right away

Posted on Jan. 24, 2023

Textbooks need to be returned to the Learning Commons as soon as possible. The textbooks are needed to be signed out on the first day of Semester 2.

Jr Girls Gold at Rim Rocker

Posted on Jan. 23, 2023

Congratulations to the Hillside Jr Girls Basketball Team for their 1st place finish at the Rim Rocker Tournament in High Prairie. Way to go Girls!!!

Cougar Cubs Basketball

Posted on Jan. 23, 2023

Cougar Cubs Basketball is off to a great start! Thank you to all the Sr High Basketball players who volunteered to assist Coach Lavoie and share their love of basketball with our future Cougars.

Swim with Admin

Posted on Jan. 20, 2023

Swim with Admin has been rescheduled to January 24, 2023. Attendance Recognitions Swim for Jr High students have been sent home and are due no later that Monday, January 23. Swim is Tuesday January 24…

January 2023 Exam Schedule

Posted on Jan. 16, 2023

Diploma Exam information

Posted on Jan. 10, 2023

Hello to our Grade 12 Parents: As Diploma Exam time is fast approaching we are sending you some information from Alberta Education for students writing diploma exams.    Quick Facts for Students and…

2022

Cougar Cubs Basketball

Posted on Dec. 19, 2022

Harry Gray Elementary School and Hillside Jr/Sr High School are excited to announce the launch of Cougar Cubs Basketball starting January 2023! Our coaches Jessica Lavoie and Vimmy Berry, along with Hillside…

Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec. 19, 2022

Christmas Break for NGPS students is December 26, 2022 to January 6, 2023. First day back for students is Monday, January 9, 2023. Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season! May this season bring…

Ugly Sweater/Hat Day

Posted on Dec. 12, 2022

Don't forget, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13 is Ugly Sweater/Hat day at Hillside!

Attendance Swim

Posted on Dec. 12, 2022

December Swim with Admin 90% of Success is Showing Up - It Starts with Attendance Who: Students in Grade 7, 8, & 9 who attended 90% of school days from September. When: December 22, 1:30-2:30Bus Transportation…

New Valleyview School - share your ideas on ngpsTALK!

Posted on Dec. 5, 2022

A few weeks ago, NGPS held a community meeting to discuss plans for the new Valleyview school. At that meeting, we expressed concern about tight timelines. The Government has been responsive to our…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on Nov. 30, 2022

Winter has arrived! As the snow flies and the temperatures drop, families are reminded to dress warmly and prepare for Winter busing conditions. To Run or not to Run? School Bus Transportation and Inclement…

Christmas 2022

Posted on Nov. 29, 2022

Advent calendars have a way of producing both excitement and anxiety for me. As a child, I lovedthe anticipation of the chocolatey countdown but as a busy mom, it makes me panic! Right after Remembrance…

Letter to Parents - Access to Education

Posted on Nov. 25, 2022

Please open the attached letter from Minister LaGrange re: Ensuring access to education for all students.  

Leadership Food Drive

Posted on Nov. 24, 2022

Check out the Poster. If the students at Hillside are able to raise a minimum of 800 non-perishable food items, two awesome this will occur: 1. We will host a dance for students (date to be announced)…

All Parents Influenza Letter

Posted on Nov. 23, 2022

Please read the attached letter from both the Interim Chief and Senior Medical Officers of Health.  The letter includes information on influenza circulating in Alberta and measures that individuals…

Hillside 2023 Grade 12 Spring Formal

Posted on Nov. 7, 2022

We are excited to announce that we are planning a Spring Formal for Sr High Students. Grade 12 students please join with Mrs. Serediak for planning by signing up for remind or clicking the QR code.

Metis Scholarship Information Night

Posted on Oct. 19, 2022

Local 1929 welcomes all Métis students from Grades 10-12 and their parents to learn more about available scholarships and how they can help your academic journey. Speakers: Métis Scholarship recipients…

Mental Health Coach

Posted on Oct. 13, 2022

Check out the brochure to find out more about our new Mental Health Coach.

We Scare Hunger Food Drive

Posted on Oct. 13, 2022

The Leadership Club is running a We Scare Hunger Food Drive from October 17 to November 15. Alberta food banks are facing the highest food insecurity in the country, with 116,396 visitors every month—and 38% of…

Last Regular Season Cougar Football Home Game

Posted on Oct. 6, 2022

How did another game day sneak up on us so fast. Come out and cheer on the Cougars as they take on High Prairie at 4pm on the Hillside Football Field. 

Previous Yearbooks for Sale

Posted on Oct. 5, 2022

We have a limited number of yearbooks from 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 & 2021-2022 for sale first come, first served for $40 each.  Please see Mrs. Grotkowski in the office or call her at 780-524-3277.

HILLSIDE’S FIRST LEADERSHIP EVENT…in a really…

Posted on Oct. 4, 2022

On Thursday, October 6th at noon, the Leadership Group will be presenting a Turkey Trot Race and Pie Eating Contest. Spots for this activity are limited, so please sign upSign up sheets can be found outside…

Truth and Reconciliation Week and Orange Shirt Day

Posted on Sep. 27, 2022

This week we will join individuals, communities and school divisions in recognizing Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Through out the week and on September 29th students…

Hillside Jr/Sr High School Council AGM

Posted on Sep. 26, 2022

The Hillside Jr/Sr High School Council Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7 pm in the Learning Commons at Hillside High School.  All parents are welcome.  Jr/Sr High…

Principal's Message

Posted on Sep. 14, 2022

Message From The Principal September 2022 I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to another exciting school year at Hillside. To all new students and parents, I extend a very warm…

Cross Country Running Meeting

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022

All students, both junior and senior high, interested in joining the cross country running team please meet in the South gym (upstairs) at the beginning of lunch (12:20) on Tuesday, September 6th.Practices…

Sr Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts

Posted on Sep. 1, 2022

Sr Boys & Girls Volleyball Tryouts are starting next week.  Tuesday, September 6 & Thursday, September 8 in the North & South Gym.  If you are interested in trying out but may not be able to make one…

Encouraging Good Sleep Habits

Posted on Aug. 31, 2022

Welcome Back!

Posted on Aug. 22, 2022

Our office will open Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 9am until 3:30pm. Students will have a staggered re-entry for the 2022/2023 school year: Thursday, September 1 - Grade 7 and Grade 12 only Friday,…