School News

WhoDunnit? Calgary

February 25th, 2019

Let’s Solve a Murder – WhoDunnit? Feb. 20, Calgary – Have you ever wondered what it takes to use DNA to figure out who that person is? Well, this past Wednesday, students at Vista Virtual School (VVS) Calgary campus learned exactly that. Let’s Talk Science visited the campus and walked students through analyzing DNA samples, how […]

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NAV CANADA Summer Camp Opportunity for Grade 9 Students

February 5th, 2019

Do You Know a Teen Who Has What it Takes to Leave Ordinary Behind This Summer?  Grade 9 students (those entering grade 10 next year) can attend the Explore Aviation Summer Camp presented by NAV CANADA. This is a one-week, all-expenses-paid camp in Cornwall, Ontario. Learn more at https://vimeo.com/251856205. The camp points the spotlight on careers in aviation […]

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Students Taking ADLC Classes – June 30 Deadline for Completion

February 5th, 2019

Please be advised if you are taking an Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) class through Vista Virtual School (VVS), you need to complete that course by June 30, 2019. In most cases, extensions are not available. VVS contracts ADLC’s services for some courses, and the ADLC has set June 30 as the completion date for […]

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RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence 2019 Bursary

February 4th, 2019

Grade 12 students, submit your essay (max. 1,250 words) conveying your motivation, leadership, and communication skills in connection with your community efforts (including leading a group of volunteers, raising funds for a worthwhile cause, helping special needs children, and/or caring for seniors). Sixteen winning essays will receive a $1,000 bursary—and one of these recipients will also […]

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Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta: 2019 Student Poster/Photo Contest

February 4th, 2019

The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta invites students in grades 4 through 12 to demonstrate—through a poster or digital picture—“Plants … A Walk in Our World”. Contest deadline is April 3, 2019. For complete contest details, rules, and prize info visit: http://www.artworksalberta.org: Grade 4-6 students are encouraged to submit an 11″ x 17″ poster that demonstrates “Plants … A Walk in Our World”.  (Hand-drawn […]

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Junior High Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) Courses (NEW!)

February 1st, 2019

This year Vista Virtual School is offering four new courses for students in grades 5 to 9. New Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) courses for junior high students start in March and April. Learn foundation skills in: Wildlife (March 4); Foods (March 4); Programming (April); and Photography (April). Contact junior high Department Head, Bryan Frechette for more information […]

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Every Child Matters – 2019 Orange Shirt Initiative (Logo Contest)

January 31st, 2019

It’s your chance to design the official logo for the 2019 Alberta Orange Shirt Initiative! Participate in a national movement that recognizes the experience of survivors of Indian residential schools, honours them, and shows a collective commitment to ensure that every child matters. (A student affiliated with Pembina Hills Public Schools had their design selected in […]

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UBC Michael Smith Science Challenge

January 23rd, 2019

The Michael Smith Science Challenge is a national competition written by students in Grade 10 Science or lower. It emphasizes logical thinking, and covers material in the science curriculum common to all provinces. It is named in honour of UBC’s Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Michael Smith, and is sponsored by the UBC Faculty of Science. Prizes are […]

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Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award

January 22nd, 2019

The Young Alberta Book Society is now accepting submissions for the Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award. Alberta students in grades 4 through 9 are invited to submit short stories for the chance to win author visits and book prizes. Stories can be submitted by mail or email until the deadline (midnight on March 31, 2019).

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STEAM Horizon Awards: January 16 Deadline

December 19th, 2018

Are you a student aged 16-18 and have been recognized for your STEAM-related accomplishments, apply for the STEAM Horizon Awards. The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), with winners awarded a $25,000 prize for their post-secondary education. Apply by January […]

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