School News

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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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. If we need any further information to complete your registration, we will contact you directly. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email confirming your registration and […]

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