School News

Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta: 2019 Student Poster/Photo Contest

February 4th, 2019

The Environmental Artworks Foundation of Alberta invites students in grades 4 through 12 to demonstrate—through a poster or digital picture—“Plants … A Walk in Our World”. Contest deadline is April 3, 2019. For complete contest details, rules, and prize info visit: http://www.artworksalberta.org: Grade 4-6 students are encouraged to submit an 11″ x 17″ poster that demonstrates “Plants … A Walk in Our World”.  (Hand-drawn […]

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Junior High Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) Courses (NEW!)

February 1st, 2019

This year Vista Virtual School is offering four new courses for students in grades 5 to 9. New Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) courses for junior high students start in March and April. Learn foundation skills in: Wildlife (March 4); Foods (March 4); Programming (April); and Photography (April). Contact junior high Department Head, Bryan Frechette for more information […]

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Every Child Matters – 2019 Orange Shirt Initiative (Logo Contest)

January 31st, 2019

It’s your chance to design the official logo for the 2019 Alberta Orange Shirt Initiative! Participate in a national movement that recognizes the experience of survivors of Indian residential schools, honours them, and shows a collective commitment to ensure that every child matters. (A student affiliated with Pembina Hills Public Schools had their design selected in […]

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UBC Michael Smith Science Challenge

January 23rd, 2019

The Michael Smith Science Challenge is a national competition written by students in Grade 10 Science or lower. It emphasizes logical thinking, and covers material in the science curriculum common to all provinces. It is named in honour of UBC’s Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Michael Smith, and is sponsored by the UBC Faculty of Science. Prizes are […]

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Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award

January 22nd, 2019

The Young Alberta Book Society is now accepting submissions for the Martyn Godfrey Young Writers Award. Alberta students in grades 4 through 9 are invited to submit short stories for the chance to win author visits and book prizes. Stories can be submitted by mail or email until the deadline (midnight on March 31, 2019).

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STEAM Horizon Awards: January 16 Deadline

December 19th, 2018

Are you a student aged 16-18 and have been recognized for your STEAM-related accomplishments, apply for the STEAM Horizon Awards. The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM), with winners awarded a $25,000 prize for their post-secondary education. Apply by January […]

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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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