School News

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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New Courses, New Rules

September 30th, 2019

What’s New for the 2019-20 School Year? Vista Virtual School (VVS) now offers more options for part-time and adult students to take Elective and Career and Technology Studies (CTS) courses. These courses are taught by VVS teachers. Starting October 1, 2019, there are specific rules for these Elective and CTS courses: One credit Elective and […]

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VVS Rolling Down a River

September 23rd, 2019

RiverWatch Promotes Healthy Water and Treatment Practices On September 10 in Edmonton and September 18 in Calgary, Vista Virtual School (VVS) students put on their life jackets and rubber boots, and embarked in rafts to paddle along the North Saskatchewan and Bow rivers, testing water quality and river health with RiverWatch Alberta. “I liked seeing […]

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Vista Virtual School Awards Nights

September 16th, 2019

  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. This year’s awards will be held on the following dates:   Calgary Awards Night:  When: October 18, 2019 Time: 6:30 p.m. Where: Royal […]

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Study and Go Abroad Fair: Calgary – September 28

September 10th, 2019

The Study and Go Abroad fair is at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre on September 28. Learn more about undergraduate or post-graduate programs overseas, and information about working or taking a volunteer program or internships abroad.

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Student Parent Teacher Interviews

September 6th, 2019

  It’s time to register for fall 2019 Student Parent Teacher Interviews (SPTs). Be sure to book time with each of your teachers! If you are unable to attend any of the sessions, please contact your teacher(s) to make alternative arrangements.

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2020 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

September 5th, 2019

Nominate your exceptional teacher(s) for a Prime Minister’s Award for teaching excellence and teaching excellence in STEM. Recipients are honoured for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy. Nominations are due by January 14, 2020. Learn more

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Turning Adversity into Success—and Post-secondary!

August 14th, 2019

By balancing her time between searching for a home, living in a shelter environment, and juggling every-day life activities, Maria A. recently completed her grade 12 education at Vista Virtual School and was awarded a $25,000 scholarship through Education Matters. Education Matters is a Calgary-based program that understands the importance of education. Its main goal […]

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Ending the Year on a Fun Note

July 16th, 2019

To wrap up the 2018-19 school year, students were invited to attend one of two events—visiting an amusement park in Edmonton or Calgary. It was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work Vista Virtual School (VVS) students have put in this year. Unfortunately, the visit to Callaway Park in Calgary was affected by the weather […]

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