School News

Calgary Fire Cadet Program Applications Open January 1

November 6th, 2020

The City of Calgary’s Fire Cadet Program will be accepting applications from January 1 to March 31, 2021 for its 2021-2022 training program. The program is accepting applications from high school students in Calgary and the surrounding municipalities (Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, High River, Strathmore etc.) who are between the ages of 15 and 18 (as […]

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Virtual Post-Secondary Fair Coming November 10

November 3rd, 2020

Vista Virtual School is excited to invite soon-to-be-grads and anyone else interested in learning about post-secondary programs across Alberta to a virtual post-secondary fair on Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. MST. The event is being facilitated by the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) and will feature representatives from 28 Alberta post-secondary […]

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Internship and Mentorship Opportunities with CAREERS: The Next Generation

November 2nd, 2020

CAREERS: The Next Generation is holding two virtual career fairs in November as part of its Virtual Exploration Events. Events include virtual tours, demonstrations, Q&A sessions with industry professionals, and information on student internships. The first of the two will focus on internship opportunities in the steamfitter-pipefitter trade on Tuesday, November 10, while the Wednesday, November 25 […]

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Temporary Moodle and SIS Outage

October 29th, 2020

Vista Virtual School will be performing upgrades to our IT infrastructure in the morning of Saturday, October 31. This will result in Moodle and the Student Information System (SIS) being temporarily offline between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 a.m. on that day. All our online platforms should be available once again after this time. […]

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Virtual Remembrance Day Resources for Teachers and Families

October 28th, 2020

Vista Virtual School typically marks Remembrance Day (November 11) with an in-person event, usually a military history-themed field trip of some kind. Last year VVS students attended events at the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum and the Military Museums of Calgary. This year, however, the Canadian Armed Forces have cancelled all in-person Remembrance Day events due […]

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Diploma Exam Exemptions: Important Update

October 23rd, 2020

Alberta Education announced recently that the October-November 2020 Provincial Diploma Exams will be optional. This decision was made in response to the continued disruptions to the 2020-2021 school year caused by COVID-19. This exemption applies only to students who received an official school-awarded mark for a particular subject AFTER the August 2020 Diploma Exam date […]

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2021 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

October 7th, 2020

Is there a teacher in your life (or your child’s) who has truly risen above and beyond? Has one of you or your child’s Vista Virtual School instructors truly stood out as a mentor for success in the digital age? If so, you should consider nominating them for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence. […]

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Register Now for 2020 WISEST SET Conference

October 5th, 2020

Registration is now open for the 2020 WISEST (Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science, and Technology) SET Conference, being held on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The SET (Science, Engineering, and Technology) Conference is open to all young women and gender minority students in grades 10 through 12, with the purpose of showcasing educational and career opportunities […]

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Orange Shirt Day 2020

September 28th, 2020

Wednesday, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day. The goal of Orange Shirt Day is to raise awareness of the intergenerational impacts of Canada’s Indian Residential School system, and to promote the concept of Every Child Matters. The Orange Shirt Society was established in 2013 by survivors of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School in Williams […]

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Happy Science Literacy Week!

September 22nd, 2020

September 21 to 27, 2020 is Science Literacy Week across Canada. Every year schools, libraries, museums, science centres, and not-for-profit organizations across the country team up to celebrate the best of Canadian science and to help foster scientific literacy throughout our society. Last year’s SLW focused on the theme of “oceans” and featured more than […]

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