Divisional Track Meet Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Posted on May. 17, 2022

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 is Divisional Track Meet at Hillside. Classes will not be running as scheduled but everyone is encouraged to come and cheer on the athletes competing to go to Zones in…

Jr Boys Basketball Team wins Sportsmanship Banner…

Posted on May. 17, 2022

Congratulations to our Jr Boys Basketball Team who were presented with the Sportsmanship Banner from the NWASAA Zone Competition. Along with the banner there was a letter that read "Some of the positive…

Spring Camp Cougars Football

Posted on Apr. 29, 2022

There will be a meeting at lunch on Friday, April 29, 2022 in the South Gym for anyone Grade 8 - 11 interested in Spring Football.

Red Dress Day

Posted on Apr. 28, 2022

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…

Spring Time 2022

Posted on Apr. 27, 2022

Observations of Mother Nature and Her Spring Moods Spring in Alberta is like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get. Mother Nature does not care that we are tired…

Jr Badminton Districts Results

Posted on Apr. 27, 2022

U of C Session

Posted on Apr. 8, 2022

Any Indigenous (First Nation, Metis, Inuit) students in grades 10 to 12 interested in attending an information session with the Indigenous recruiter from the University of Calgary On May 4, block 1,please…

Calming Children During a Global Crisis

Posted on Apr. 4, 2022

Unless you have been residing under a rock or on an island with zero contact with the rest of the planet,it is safe to say that you and your family have been inundated with disturbing news around the…

Update: 2021-22 Return to Normal Plan

Posted on Mar. 1, 2022

The following updates were made to our NGPS 2021-22 Return to Normal Plan: Masking: Masks are optional for students and staff in schools or on school buses. Those who choose to continue to wear a mask…

2021-22 Return to Normal Plan

Posted on Feb. 16, 2022

The Division's COVID-19 Plan has been updated in response to the province's February 8 announcement to lift several COVID-19 health measures. Please visit our information page for complete information.

Changes to Covid Protocols

Posted on Feb. 11, 2022

Changes to Covid Protocols Effective Monday, February 14, 2022: Masking: all school masking requirements for K-12 students will be removed. This means that students in Grades K-12 will not be required…

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

Posted on Feb. 1, 2022

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) is excited to offer the DWF Youth Ambassador Program in partnership with RBC Future Launch again this summer. We’re increasing the enrollment to 100 youth…

ngpsTALK Register today!

Posted on Jan. 21, 2022

Welcome to ngpsTALK! A space where parents, students, staff and community members can share their ideas and feedback on a variety of topics affecting our school division. Your voice is important! ngpsTALK…

Let's Talk

Posted on Jan. 19, 2022

This article was submitted by Tammy Charko BA, BSW, RSW. Tammy is Northern Gateway Public School’s Student Support Facilitator. She is a support and advocate for schools, students, parents and caregivers…

Rapid Test supplies letter Jan 12 2022

Posted on Jan. 12, 2022

To lower the risk of in-school transmission and provide an additional layer of protection, theGovernment of Alberta will be supplying rapid tests for home use and masks for students. Wehave begun to receive…

Students return to in-person learning on January 10

Posted on Jan. 10, 2022

On December 30, 2021, Alberta's Education Minister announced that the pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 student winter break would be extended to January 10 provincewide, and that January Diploma Examinations…

Re-entry Expectation Letter January 7, 2022

Posted on Jan. 7, 2022

This letter has been sent to all parents of Hillside students outlining our plans for inperson instruction beginning Monday, January 10, 2022.

Ribbon Skirt Day

Posted on Jan. 6, 2022

Due to the fact that students were not in school on National Ribbon Skirt Day, January 4, Hillside wouldlike to acknowledge National Ribbon Skirt Day on Tuesday January 11. Please wear a ribbon skirt…


Winter Break extended to January 10

Posted on Dec. 31, 2021

Alberta's Education Minister announced today that the Kindergarten to Grade 12 student winter break has been extended to January 10 provincewide, and that January Diploma Examinations are cancelled. At…

Christmas Survival Guide

Posted on Nov. 26, 2021

With the Christmas season upon us, I find traditional images of the holidays are often too optimistic andtoo perfect. We see cozy, cheerful, tastefully decorated homes, surrounded by white, pristine snow,…

Basketball Tryouts

Posted on Nov. 24, 2021

Sr Men's and Women's Basketball tryouts are postponed until Monday, November 29, 2021 at 5:15 pm.  until 7 pm.

Hillside Remind

Posted on Nov. 22, 2021

Stay up to date on information about Hillside including bus cancellations, etc. Sign up for Hillside remind. Text @hhsschool to 418-800-7941.

Encouragement for Weary Parents

Posted on Oct. 28, 2021

Have you ever sat down at the end of a long day feeling exhausted and drained, maybe like youare failing as a parent? As you reflect on your day, do you sometimes replay in your mind themistakes you may…

Supporting Your Anxious Child

Posted on Sep. 29, 2021

In conversations with schools throughout Northern Gateway Public Schools, a theme I have noticed more than ever before is significant apprehension by many students of all ages. Despite the obvious factors…

UPDATED Daily Health Checklist

Posted on Sep. 23, 2021

Parents, THANK YOU for your support and diligence in screening for illness daily and keeping children home when they are sick. Your efforts continue to help ensure healthy learning environments at school.…

Truth and Reconciliation Week Activities

Posted on Sep. 21, 2021

September 27 - 30, 2021 **All activities will require masking and following social distancing protocols** Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - Flower Beading - Create Paper Tile “What does Truth and Reconciliation…

New health measures announced for schools

Posted on Sep. 15, 2021

September 15, 2021 - the Government of Alberta has announced a state of public health emergency and with it new health measures for schools. The measures come into effect tomorrow, September 16, 2021: Mandatory…

COVID-19 School Immunization Consent

Posted on Sep. 7, 2021

All students at Hillside were given the COVID-19 School Immunization Consent form to take home.  Only those students with a returned form signed by a parent will be given the vaccine.

UPDATE: Masks required in school common spaces

Posted on Sep. 3, 2021

Starting Tuesday, September 7, all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a non-medical face mask in school common spaces like hallways, washrooms and other spaces where people are close…

Daily health screening for all students and staff

Posted on Aug. 31, 2021

We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities healthy. Screening daily for illness is an important action we can take to support our schools. Alberta Health Daily Checklist Before coming…

NGPS 2021-22 Back to School Plan

Posted on Aug. 24, 2021

NGPS's 2021-22 Back to School Plan outlines the strategies and health measures the Division will follow in supporting the health and safety of students and staff. As always, we remain committed to providing…

Welcome Back!

Posted on Aug. 23, 2021

Our office is now open. Students will have a staggered re-entry for the 2021/2022 school year: September 1 - Grade 7 and Grade 12 only September 2 - Grade 8, 10,11 and 12 only September 3 - Grade 9,10,11,…

Football is starting!

Posted on Aug. 19, 2021

Tonight we are having our equipment handout from 5:30-8:00. Our first practice is Monday, August 23rd from 6:00-8:00. Please bring your own labelled water bottle and use the bus entrance when you come…

Government releases COVID-19 guidance documents for…

Posted on Aug. 16, 2021

On Friday, August 13, the Government of Alberta released their Guidance for Respiratory Illness Prevention and Management in Schools, as well as a tool kit with information for parents and school staff…

Where they Walked

Posted on Jun. 28, 2021

Today was a great day for Hillside High School.   Lauradana Manichoose, one of our students, and a proud member of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, unveiled the painting "Where they Walked."  This painting,…

Grad 2021 Ceremony Live Stream

Posted on Jun. 26, 2021

Click here to watch live starting at 11:55 Saturday, June 26, 2021

Grad 2021 Speeches & Slideshow

Posted on Jun. 26, 2021

Grad 2021 Speeches live at 10:00 am Saturday, June 26, 2021 Grad 2021 Slideshow live at 10:00 am Saturday, June 26, 2021

Grad 2021

Posted on Jun. 16, 2021

We are so excited to welcome our graduates and families in person for grad this year. Graduates please see the grad google classroom or email to request one of 3 time slots and for…

Important Grad/Parent meeting

Posted on Jun. 10, 2021

There will be a very important  grad/grad parent Zoom meeting Tuesday June 15 at 6:30 to communicate the finalized plans for this year's Graduation Ceremony. The link for the meeting will be posted…

Career Exposure Summer Camps open for registration!

Posted on Jun. 9, 2021

Explore potential career paths, learn new skills and earn high school credits, for free, this summer in Whitecourt, Onoway and online! Registration is now open for our Career Exposure Summer Camps for…

Exam Schedule June 2021

Posted on Jun. 4, 2021

The last day of classes for Grade 7, 8, 10, 11 & 12 is Tuesday, June 22, 2021.  Grade 9 will have class the morning of June 23 before their exams start at 1pm that day. Grade 10, 11 & 12 will write their…

2020-2021 Yearbook

Posted on May. 31, 2021

This year's yearbooks are now available for preorder. Only those ordered and paid in advance will be printed. If you are interested in ordering a yearbook you can order thru school cash online, print…

Every Child Matters

Posted on May. 31, 2021

In remembrance of the 215 children whose remains were discovered at a former Kamloops residential school, flags across Northern Gateway Public Schools will be lowered to half mast. We extend our deepest…

Division announces new Superintendent of Schools

Posted on May. 27, 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that following an extensive Canada wide search, Mr. Kevin Bird has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Northern Gateway Public Schools, effective July…

2021 Census

Posted on May. 27, 2021

Complete your #2021Census online today. By filling out your census questionnaire, you help shape your community and support important decision making that affects all Canadians.

K-12 students return to in-person learning! NGPS is…

Posted on May. 19, 2021

As per Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange's announcement this afternoon, Alberta students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with the exception of students in the Regional…

Thankful Thursday

Posted on May. 7, 2021

Students at Hillside engaged in a gratitude activity today, writing down some of the things that they are grateful for. These notes were brought to and displayed in a central location for a giant Hillside…

Hillside Online Learning Information May 2021

Posted on May. 6, 2021

Hillside Online Learning Update.

Stoked for Spring & Summer

Posted on May. 5, 2021

Help us brighten up Hillside by wearing your brightest, multicolored, or tie-dyed clothes on May 5th.

Education Week 2021!

Posted on May. 3, 2021

It has been over a full year since NGPS began adapting to the challenges of delivering education in the context of a pandemic.   This year, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate the many hands,…

School Board Election 2021: Shaping the future of…

Posted on Apr. 22, 2021

Are you passionate about kids and public education? You may want to consider running for a school trustee position! Alberta School Board elections will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021! Elected…

Register NOW for the 2021-22 school year!

Posted on Apr. 22, 2021

Your educational journey is our inspiration! At Northern Gateway Public Schools, we understand that every student is unique. Teachers, support staff and leadership work together to create personalized,…

Home Hardware Donation

Posted on Apr. 8, 2021

A Big Thank you to Heather at Home Hardware for the donation of cleaning wipes to Hillside. The support of our community is appreciated.

Circle K Donation to Hillside

Posted on Apr. 7, 2021

A Huge Thank You to Fred and Moriano from Circle K for their donation of Sanitizer, Wipes and Masks to Hillside.

Spring - A Season of Grief, Loss and Hope

Posted on Mar. 24, 2021

This may appear to be a depressing start to an article that should be uplifting, but please be patient, and read on. Yes, it is the beautiful season of spring...however it is also a season of grieving.…

Celebrating our Substitute Teachers!

Posted on Mar. 8, 2021

Thank you to all of our substitute teachers! Whether you are coming to the rescue in person, or online, you provide incredible support to NGPS students and staff year-round. You are a crucial member of…

My Heroes of COVID

Posted on Jan. 27, 2021

“Even as we grieved, we grew. Even as we hurt, we hoped. Even as we tire, we try.”~ Amanda Gorman    

Cafeteria Now open to Sr High

Posted on Jan. 14, 2021

Cafeteria food service for all students will resume on Monday, January 18 by pre-order only. Orders can be placed using school cash online or by google form until 9:00am daily. Only those paid for will…

Canadian Stereotypes & Canadian Tuxedo Day

Posted on Jan. 13, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021 is Canadian Stereotypes and Canadian Tuxedo Day.  Come out dressed in your favourite Canadian attire.  

Cafeteria Service Jr High Only

Posted on Jan. 8, 2021

Cafeteria food service for Jr High only will resume on Monday, January 11 by pre-order only. Orders can be placed using school cash or by google form until 9:00am. Only those paid for will be delivered.…

Returning to School

Posted on Jan. 8, 2021

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…


Posted on Jan. 7, 2021

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday.  Those students that have signed out a chromebook, please bring it back with the power cord on Monday.

Return to In-Person Classes, January 11!

Posted on Jan. 7, 2021

On November 24, 2020, the Alberta government introduced a series of enhanced COVID-19 measures that impacted all Alberta K-12 schools. These temporary measures were set to be in place from November 30,…

Hillside January Exam Schedule

Posted on Jan. 7, 2021

The Hillside Exam Schedule is as follows: Grades 10/11/12 - the last day of classes is January 26. The final exam for your morning class will be at 9am on January 27.The final exam for your afternoon…


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020

As we head into a Christmas season unlike any other in our memories, I would like to thank the entire Hillside Jr/Sr High School community for being there for each other: Because of the support of parents,…

NGPS Christmas Vacation and Return to Learning Schedule

Posted on Dec. 17, 2020


Home For Christmas

Posted on Dec. 17, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec. 16, 2020

Wishing all of our NGPS families an extra Merry Christmas and happy holiday break! The Christmas Break for NGPS students is December 18 to January 1.  Return to at-home, online learning: January 4, 2021…

NGPS Remains Committed to Bending the Curve

Posted on Dec. 11, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians of NGPS students, In light of the stronger public health measures which were announced on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 by Premier Kenney, Northern Gateway Public Schools will be adjusting…

Mental Health Check-in

Posted on Dec. 4, 2020

Some people may prefer online schooling and enjoy how COVID has slowed the typical hectic pace of life down. Others, not so much. It is important that we all look out for one another. If you or someone…

Gateway Academy Valleyview Campus

Posted on Dec. 1, 2020

Please read the attached notice.

Class times starting Monday

Posted on Nov. 27, 2020

In order to simplify class start and end times during at home learning, Jr High class times will be Block 1 - 9 am, Block 2 - 10 am, Block 3 - 11 am, lunch 12, Block 4 - 1 pm and Block 5 - 2 pm.Sr High…

ENHANCED public health measures: Stop the Spike

Posted on Nov. 25, 2020

Please click on the picture to open the complete document.

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced…

Posted on Nov. 25, 2020

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced COVID-19 health measures, ENHANCED public health measures: Stop the Spike. On November 24, 2020, the Alberta Government announced a series of new COVID-19…

2019-2020 Yearbooks

Posted on Nov. 24, 2020

Last year's yearbook was delayed in finalization due to complications arising from the COVID19 pandemic. However, the yearbooks have been ordered and are currently at the printers. We anticipate their…

Grad Information

Posted on Nov. 23, 2020

Grads and parents, please check out all of the new information posted on the Grad page by following this link.

Important information regarding Extra-curricular

Posted on Nov. 19, 2020

As indicated, NGPS reviewed the reimplementation of extracurricular activities at an administrator meeting on November 16.  The decision was made to continue to suspend all extra curricular activities…

No Report Cards

Posted on Nov. 18, 2020

In light of COVID procedures, we are working to reduce paper handling and paper sharing in our school.  As a result, we will not be printing and mailing report cards home for the quarter which ended…

New guidelines if a child has symptoms

Posted on Nov. 12, 2020

In the new daily checklist, the core isolation symptoms are those that are more closely linked to COVID-19 infection. If a child has ANY of the following core symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath…


Posted on Nov. 10, 2020

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.  In gratitude, we stand with our communities to honour and reflect on the sacrifices and…

To Run or Not to Run? School Bus Transportation and…

Posted on Nov. 10, 2020

Preparing for Winter temperatures and road conditions With Winter weather upon us, families are reminded to take necessary precautions for inclement or severe weather. When the safety of transporting…

Bus Day Exam Information November 5, 2020

Posted on Nov. 5, 2020

With the buses not running today finals will be exempted for students who cannot make it in.  Students who cannot get to school to write their final exam should email their teacher or call the school.

Mandatory Grad/Parent Zoom meeting

Posted on Nov. 3, 2020

Mandatory Grad/Parent Zoom meeting Wednesday November 18 at 6:30 pm. Link will be available on the Grad Google classroom shortly before the meeting begins. 

We are all in this together

Posted on Oct. 28, 2020

Please click here to read an article submitted by Tammy Charko BA, BSW, RSW. Tammy is Northern Gateway Public School’s Student Support Facilitator. She is a support for schools, students, parents and…

Cafeteria Service Jr High Only

Posted on Oct. 20, 2020

Cafeteria service is set to resume on Thursday, October 22 starting with Jr High students by pre-order only. Orders can be placed using school cash or by google form until 9am. Only those paid for will…

Important Message for Grads/Parents

Posted on Oct. 16, 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to delay the Grad/Parent meeting for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21. We will reschedule it soon. Stay following the facebook, web page and google classroom for…

School Sports

Posted on Oct. 14, 2020

We know that student athletes, coaches and parents are wondering about and talking about resuming our extracurricular sporting activities. At this time, Northern Gateway Public Schools pause of extra-curricular…

Attention Grad Class of 2021

Posted on Oct. 14, 2020

Mrs. K. Caron has invited you all to the Hillside Grad Class of 2021 Google Classroom. This will be an important mode of communication on all things grad this year! Please accept the invitation as soon…

Keeping Our Children Safe Online

Posted on Sep. 30, 2020

 Here is a summary of safety tips for keeping students safe and responsible online. Click here to download the document.

Hillside Diploma Schedule 2020-2021

Posted on Sep. 28, 2020

Please note the following diploma exam sittings. We will not be running diplomas in each sitting except for the courses identified on this document.


Posted on Sep. 21, 2020

In order to reduce the amount of paper being shared, the newsletters will not be mailed this year.  If you are looking for the newsletter, you can find the link under the Students and Parents Tab and…

School Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting

Posted on Sep. 21, 2020

Hillside School Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting will be held October 5 at 12 noon.  The Meeting will be held through Google Meet, if you are attending the meeting, please contact the school…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on Sep. 18, 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

Picture day

Posted on Sep. 14, 2020

School Picture time. Jr High September 29, 2020 and Sr High September 30, 2020. Remember, don't wear green or camo because a green screen in being used.

New Direction from AHS

Posted on Sep. 14, 2020

Please follow this link  for new direction from Alberta Health Services. This is a very clear explanation for all of our families.


Posted on Sep. 11, 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

If my child gets sick at school

Posted on Sep. 10, 2020

What if my child gets sick at school?Students (with parents when needed) must self-screen for symptoms using the Alberta Daily Checklist.  If a student has symptoms they must stay home. If a student…

Covid 19 and Gateway Academy Valleyview

Posted on Aug. 31, 2020

Due to social distancing rules, students may come in for materials, textbooks, and assistance by appointment only starting Wednesday, Sept 2.  Please phone Mrs. Galandie at 780-524-5508 or email her…

Normal for Right Now

Posted on Aug. 31, 2020

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on Aug. 27, 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

Screening Questionnaire

Posted on Aug. 27, 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

Welcome Back to Hillside !!

Posted on Aug. 26, 2020

Grade 11 & 12 student timetables have been emailed to each student's ngps email account.  Students with questions or those requesting changes can email Mrs. Boyd, or call the school at 780-524-3277…

Cohorting and Scheduling at Hillside

Posted on Aug. 24, 2020

Junior High classes will be cohorted for the school year.  This means that they will spend their days with the same group of students while at school.  By creating cohorts of students, we will reduce…

Return to School Safely

Posted on Aug. 24, 2020

Please click on the link the watch a short back to school video.

Back to School Information

Posted on Aug. 24, 2020

What if my child gets sick at school?Students (with parents when needed) must self-screen for symptoms using the Alberta Daily Checklist.…


Posted on Aug. 21, 2020

Hillside High School is very excited to welcome our students back in less than 2 weeks! We have been busy reviewing Alberta Education and Alberta Health Services guidelines to develop timetables and processes…

Staggered Start for Hillside Students

Posted on Aug. 19, 2020

Hillside will be staggering the start of classes for students to facilitate the re-entry plan. Gr 7 & 12 start day is Wed Sept 2, 2020 Gr 9 & 11 start day is Thurs Sept 3, 2020 Gr 8 & 10 start day is…

WELCOME BACK! The first day of school is Wed, Sept…

Posted on Aug. 19, 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on Aug. 6, 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on Jul. 22, 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on Jul. 8, 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

2019-2020 Yearbook

Posted on Jun. 25, 2020

What a year this has been. Don't forget to purchase your 2019-2020 yearbook for $30 available until June 30, 2020 on school cash online. Please also feel free to contact Mrs. Grotkowski at 780-524-3277…

Commencement Ceremony

Posted on Jun. 23, 2020

Hillside Commencement 2020 "There is No Script" will be held at 4pm, Friday, June 26 in the parking lot of the Greenview Regional Multiplex. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance is limited to 1 vehicle…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on Jun. 1, 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Grad Google Meet

Posted on May. 27, 2020

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

Posted on May. 14, 2020

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

Posted on May. 14, 2020

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!

Posted on May. 4, 2020

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

Posted on Apr. 23, 2020

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…


Posted on Apr. 17, 2020

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!

Posted on Apr. 14, 2020

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. …

Thank you

Posted on Apr. 2, 2020

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.…

CTS Courses

Posted on Apr. 1, 2020

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…

IT Support from NGPS

Posted on Mar. 30, 2020

IT Support for students and parents! To help families continue learning during these extraordinary times, the NGPS technology team will be offering tech support to students…

CTS Courses Available

Posted on Mar. 30, 2020

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…

Posted on Mar. 29, 2020

  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…


Posted on Mar. 27, 2020

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…

Parent information

Posted on Mar. 25, 2020

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

Posted on Mar. 25, 2020

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

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on Mar. 24, 2020

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,…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on Mar. 20, 2020

**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…

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

Posted on Mar. 18, 2020

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…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on Mar. 16, 2020

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…

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

Posted on Mar. 15, 2020

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…

Greece Meeting

Posted on Mar. 9, 2020

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

New Phone System

Posted on Feb. 24, 2020

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

Posted on Feb. 21, 2020

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. …


Posted on Feb. 18, 2020

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

Posted on Feb. 13, 2020

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…

Cyber Safety

Posted on Feb. 6, 2020

2019-2020 Yearbook

Posted on Jan. 6, 2020

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…


Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on Dec. 6, 2019

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…


Posted on Dec. 2, 2019

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…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on Nov. 14, 2019

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…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on Nov. 4, 2019

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…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on Nov. 1, 2019

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…

Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child

Posted on Nov. 1, 2019

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.

Cougar Wear

Posted on Oct. 29, 2019

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…


Posted on Oct. 28, 2019

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…

Costume Contest

Posted on Oct. 28, 2019

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,…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on Oct. 23, 2019

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…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on Oct. 17, 2019

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…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on Oct. 10, 2019

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,…

Golf 2019

Posted on Oct. 8, 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on Oct. 3, 2019

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…

Every Child Matters

Posted on Sep. 29, 2019

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…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on Sep. 19, 2019

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…

School Council

Posted on Sep. 18, 2019

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

Posted on Sep. 10, 2019

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

Posted on Sep. 4, 2019

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

Posted on Sep. 3, 2019

Welcome Back!

Posted on Sep. 2, 2019

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…

Welcome Back

Posted on Sep. 1, 2019

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…

Grade 7 Orientation

Posted on Aug. 27, 2019

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…

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

Posted on Aug. 26, 2019

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,…

Sr High Timetables

Posted on Aug. 22, 2019

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!

Posted on Aug. 7, 2019

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)…

Happy Summer!

Posted on Jun. 27, 2019

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…

Salute to our 2019 graduates!

Posted on Jun. 18, 2019

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…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on Jun. 12, 2019

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…

Aimee Caron takes GOLD in the 80m Hurdles

Posted on Jun. 7, 2019

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

Grads please note

Posted on Jun. 3, 2019

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,…

Posted on May. 12, 2019

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…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on May. 10, 2019

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…

It's Education Week!

Posted on Apr. 29, 2019

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…

Equador 2020

Posted on Mar. 27, 2019

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…

Education Planning 2019-22

Posted on Mar. 21, 2019

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…

Extra Time for Exams

Posted on Feb. 19, 2019

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…

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on Feb. 15, 2019

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,…


Posted on Feb. 3, 2019

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

Grad Announcement

Posted on Jan. 14, 2019

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…


Merry Christmas!

Posted on Dec. 18, 2018

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…

Drama Production

Posted on Dec. 5, 2018

Bronze Medal at Zones

Posted on Nov. 5, 2018

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

Posted on Oct. 30, 2018

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…

School bus transportation and inclement weather

Posted on Oct. 29, 2018

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…

Jr Volleyball

Posted on Oct. 29, 2018

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…

Cougar Classic Sr Volleyball Tournament

Posted on Oct. 15, 2018

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…

Orange Shirt Day

Posted on Sep. 27, 2018

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…

Hillside students & staff head to Finland for unique…

Posted on Sep. 26, 2018

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,…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Posted on Sep. 25, 2018

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…

Kids Plus Accident Insurance

Posted on Sep. 13, 2018

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

Posted on Sep. 4, 2018

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

Posted on Sep. 3, 2018

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!

Posted on Aug. 31, 2018

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…

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!

Posted on Aug. 14, 2018

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…