School News

Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence

December 19th, 2018

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, 2019. Learn more

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Berridge Programs – Acting and Film Scholarship

December 19th, 2018

Students in grades 9-12 can apply for Berridge Programs 2019 summer acting and film programs in Normandy, France. More information is at www.berridgeprograms.com. There are two types of scholarships for the program, $1500 for Merit Scholarship and a Financial Need Scholarship of up to 60 per cent of the program costs. Tuition fees are also in […]

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Alberta’s Youth Climate Action Council: Opportunity

December 19th, 2018

Are you a young Albertan (aged 18-26) who is passionate about climate-related issues and want to ensure the province’s approach to environmental management considers the views of Alberta’s youth? If so, consider becoming a member of the Alberta Youth Climate Action Council!

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Green & Gold Getaway: May 11-12, 2019

November 29th, 2018

Twenty Grade 11 students from across the province will be selected for a University of Alberta experience on May 11-12, 2019. The whirlwind experience includes travel reimbursement, accommodation, and many exciting events as the students visit the North Campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton. It is a test-drive of a Top 5 Canadian University […]

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Moodle Outage: November 9-11, 2018

November 5th, 2018

Login to the student portal (SIS) and Moodle may be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, November 9, until Sunday, November 11, for planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact your teacher(s).

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We Need Your Help – Online Classes

November 2nd, 2018

Got a story to share? We’d like to know why you chose to attend Vista Virtual School classes and your experience with online learning (what led you to choose online learning, and any challenges you may be facing). In addition to profiling students in our newsletter, in publications and online, we’re looking to provide confidential […]

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Daylight Savings Time

November 2nd, 2018

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back for Daylight Savings Time (DST)  – at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Unless you reside in some regions in Quebec, east of 63° west longitude, most of Saskatchewan, as well as some areas in British Columbia and Nunavut…as these areas do not observe DST. If you can’t […]

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VVS Remembers

November 2nd, 2018

Remembrance Day is November 11, a Sunday this year. Campuses will be closed to observe the statutory holiday on November 12. Please take a few moments—typically around 11 a.m. on the 11th—to remember and honour our veterans for their sacrifice and dedication. Remember those who have fallen, and those who continue to serve our country. […]

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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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