School News

INGON Character for Impact Tourism’s History Check App

March 27th, 2020

Impact Tourism is inviting Alberta students Grades 4 to 12 to create an INGON character to be used as an avatar on an exciting new mobile app that promotes tourism and shares Alberta’s history. The INGON character should be based on Alberta experiences, history, culture and animals. The name INGON comes from the multitude of activities […]

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Exam Information for Vista Virtual School Students

March 24th, 2020

Greetings students and families, As we enter a second week of social isolation, we hope that you and your family are remaining safe and healthy, and following the advice of Alberta Health Services. Exams are an area for which we have received a significant number of inquiries and we continue to direct students to speak […]

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Update on Vista Virtual School Programs

March 18th, 2020

Hello students, parents and families. We hope you are remaining healthy and safe. This has been a stressful time for everyone and we want you to know how concerned we are with your ongoing safety. We are committed to keeping you informed. Unfortunately, we have not received any new information from Alberta Education at this […]

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Alberta School Closure Update for Vista Virtual School

March 16th, 2020

We ask that all families please allow us 72 hours to work through the details of the school closure and that you do not phone or email us during that time. We are currently not accepting registrations as we work through this. Please note that if you have been registered at a school this school […]

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COVID-19 Update for Vista Virtual School

March 12th, 2020

Vista Virtual School Campuses remain open at this time. This will only change upon the recommendation of provincial or federal health officials. That said, following Alberta Health Services recommendations, please do not book exams at a Vista Virtual School Campus if: You have recently visited a Grand Princess Cruise, Iran, or China (Hubei province) You […]

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Minister’s Youth Council

March 10th, 2020

If you had a direct line to the Minister of Education, what would you say? The Minister’s Youth Council consists of 40 junior and senior high students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all regions of Alberta. Students on the council provide their perspectives and input on a number of provincial programs and […]

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Wednesday, February 26 is Pink Shirt Day

February 25th, 2020

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying. Vista Virtual School encourages our staff and students to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not […]

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RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence 2020 Bursary Program

February 20th, 2020

The Quest for Excellence program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regard to leadership and community contribution initiatives. RE/MAX of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to […]

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Schulich Leader Scholarship

December 10th, 2019

Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Fifty are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Twenty-five are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and 25 are valued at $80,000 for science and math scholarships. Every high school in […]

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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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