School News

2019 Great Kids Award Call for Nominations

November 1st, 2018

Recognize a remarkable kid Many young Albertans become Great Kids in the face of life challenges, such as a physical or mental illness, overcoming a difficult living situation or standing up against bullying. Despite these challenges, they inspire and change the lives of others. Does this remind you of a Great Kid you know? Consider […]

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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

November 1st, 2018

One of Canada’s most established and prestigious awards is the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. Valued at up to $28,000, this award celebrates candidates who demonstrate the ideals of Terry Fox: the positive impact on the lives of others while showing courage, fortitude, tenacity in the face of adversity and humanitarianism. These are some of the key […]

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Think Globally Art Contest

November 1st, 2018

Calling all young artists! Mark your calendars for the annual Think Globally Art Contest, launching on November 13, 2018. The art contest will engage Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in this year’s International Education Week (IEW) celebrations, taking place during the third week of November. IEW aims to highlight international education and its benefits to […]

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Prime Minister’s Youth Council – Apply Now

November 1st, 2018

The Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) is accepting applications for the next cohort of members. Canadian youth, permanent residents and protected persons aged 16-24 years can apply. This means that you can be one of the next members of the PMYC! The application deadline is November 30, 2018. PMYC-Poster_EN (11×14) Oct. 1

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Share Your Thoughts on Student Citizenship

October 29th, 2018

The board of trustees is looking for input from parents, students, staff and community members on this question: As we examine the division Student Citizenship Awards, what are the most important considerations for the school board to keep in mind? For over 20 years, the school board has presented Citizenship Awards to students in Grades […]

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Reality Check – Navigating Content in the Digital Age

September 26th, 2018

  Learn more about determining the difference between Internet content that is fiction and non-fiction, and that it is accurate — separating good information vs. bad. To help young Canadians develop the search, authentication and critical thinking skills that are needed in the digital age, MediaSmarts and Facebook Canada have partnered together to develop the Reality […]

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Peak Registrations Time

September 10th, 2018

We are currently receiving more school applications than usual. It may take longer than the standard three school days to register you in your course. September update: We are still receiving more school applications than usual. At this time, it may take up to seven school days for us to complete your registration. Thank you […]

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Vista Virtual School Awards Night

August 30th, 2018

Every year, Vista Virtual School recognizes our students’ accomplishments through an extensive Awards program! Vista Virtual School hosts awards night in both Edmonton and Calgary for our staff and students’ to attend. (RSVP is now closed – please contact Vista Virtual School Support if you still need to RSVP.) This year’s awards will be held on […]

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Access to Alberta Education Services

August 2nd, 2018

Update August 9, 2018 at 9:09 am: myPass and PASI are back up and appear to be running as expected. We are processing new registrations, and grades should be syncing with PASI as expected. Please contact us if you have any issues. Original Post from August 2, 2018: Due to power outages in downtown Edmonton […]

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Stay Sharp this Summer—Avoid Summer Slide!

July 19th, 2018

What are you up to this summer? Even if you aren’t taking a course through July and August, it is a good idea to keep your brain engaged to keep your school skills sharp and avoid “summer slide.” Our partners at Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) shared some tips to help. Whether you call it […]

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