School News

Bullying Awareness Week

November 19th, 2019

The government is raising awareness of bullying supports during Bullying Awareness Week, Nov. 18-22. We are taking a stand against bullying. Bullying rates in Canada are higher than two-thirds of western countries. It can consist of mean, cruel, hurtful behaviours done on an ongoing basis. It can happen verbally, physically, socially or online. In all […]

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Learning About Wartime Helps Keep the Peace

November 15th, 2019

Vista Virtual School (VVS) students had the opportunity to tour the Edmonton and Calgary military museums; attending the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum, and The Military Museums of Calgary. Tours like these are important ways to learn more about the history of the Canadian military and service. It helps put the sacrifices people made during wartime […]

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Annual Recognition Showcases Student Success

November 8th, 2019

“It is really nice,” said grade 9 student Anika P. “It makes me feel like I am part of a community.” Recognizing students and their achievements was the focus of the 2018-19 Vista Virtual School (VVS) Awards nights, held in Calgary (October 18) and Edmonton (October 25). Families and VVS staff recognized the hard work […]

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Getting Support and Meeting Your Teacher(s)

November 8th, 2019

Student Parent Teacher Interviews (SPTs) Help Students Stay On Track! In October, Vista Virtual School (VVS) students were able to visit their teachers face-to-face and get updates on their learning direction and courses. It was a valuable opportunity for students—and their parents/guardians—to establish strong working relationships with their teachers so they can achieve success throughout […]

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Biology Student Opportunity – Calgary Migratory Species Response Team Event

November 4th, 2019

Students interested in pursuing a biology degree are invited to learn more about the Calgary Migratory Species Response Team (CMSRT), and resuing birds and bats that have been injured due to urbanization, at an event on Saturday, November 23, at St. Mary’s University (Inspiring Conversations Speakers Series). This family-friendly event is a valuable opportunity available […]

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USASK Express Information Sessions in Edmonton and Calgary

October 8th, 2019

Students planning to apply to the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are invited to join its recruitment team at one of the USASK EXPRESS Admissions workshop and information sessions in Calgary and Edmonton. These sessions feature a USask presentation followed by an admissions workshop. Featuring: Apply on the Spot – Complete your application for admission to USask with the help […]

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Food Allergy Canada – #ShineATealLight

October 8th, 2019

Food allergies can make treats tricky to navigate.   Teal is the recognized colour for food allergy awareness. This Halloween, use a teal light as a way to drive food allergy awareness and support for the almost 500,000 kids in Canada who have a food allergy.   Learn more at: foodallergycanada.ca/ShineATealLight.

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Calgary Stampede 2021 Poster Competition

October 2nd, 2019

Want to be the 2021 Calgary Stampede Poster artist? Enter the 2021 Poster Competition! The Stampede is looking for young artists from all across Alberta to show their talent. Application deadline is November 30. Poster Competition Info Session: 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Doherty Hall, Stampede Park.  

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WISEST – Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Conference

October 2nd, 2019

WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology) hosts its annual SET Conference (Science, Engineering, and Technology) at the University of Alberta (U of A) on Saturday, November 30, 2019.  Students are encouraged to register (the conference is $50). WISEST is dedicated to encouraging young people to explore fields in which their gender is currently […]

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Parent/Guardian Resource: Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute

October 1st, 2019

The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute of Canada has a number of resources, including a free handbook on dealing with anxiety, handouts on many health and safety-related topics such as mindful breathing, cyberstalking/bullying tips, and more. Check out its blog on 7 Strategies for Surviving Your Child’s Adolescence for tips on guiding your child(ren) towards […]

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