School News

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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RE/MAX Quest for Excellence 2021 Bursary Program Now Open!

September 14th, 2020

RE/MAX of Western Canada is once again offering $1,000 bursaries to 16 grade 12 students across western Canada through its Quest for Excellence bursary program. Of the 16 finalists, one lucky student will also win a draw for a hot air balloon ride for two from the closest major city. The contest is open to […]

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Welcome to 2020-2021! A Message to Incoming Students and Families

September 11th, 2020

Welcome to Vista Virtual School! We hope you had a safe and enjoyable summer vacation, and that you’re rested and refreshed for the coming school year. We’ve all heard the quote “May you be cursed to live in interesting times.” While nobody can agree on where this quote originally came from, we can certainly all […]

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Peak Registrations Time

August 17th, 2020

Due to high interest in our programs, we are receiving more school applications than usual. This means it is currently taking longer than the standard three school days to schedule intake appointments with academic counsellors and register students in their courses. We will be processing grade 1-12 primary registration applications until the end of September. […]

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Poetry Contest Winner

July 15th, 2020

Congratulations to Vista Virtual School student, Sarah G., for being selected as a Third Prize Winner in Polar Expressions Publishing’s 2019/2020 National Student Poetry Contest! As a result of this accomplishment, Sarah received $25, a certificate, and a copy of the book Around We Go, which features her award-winning poem along with the works of […]

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REEL National Canadian Film Day

April 22nd, 2020

Today is National Canadian Film Day! This year REEL Canada is opening up its catalogue for 48 hours to allow students and school staff to watch Canadian films wherever they are. Please use this link and choose a Canadian film to watch today or tomorrow: NCFD 2020 School Films. This year’s feature film The Grizzlies […]

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INGON Character for Impact Tourism’s History Check App

March 27th, 2020

Impact Tourism is inviting Alberta students Grades 4 to 12 to create an INGON character to be used as an avatar on an exciting new mobile app that promotes tourism and shares Alberta’s history. The INGON character should be based on Alberta experiences, history, culture and animals. The name INGON comes from the multitude of activities […]

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Exam Information for Vista Virtual School Students

March 24th, 2020

Greetings students and families, As we continue physical distancing, we hope that you and your family are remaining safe and healthy, and following the advice of Alberta Health Services. Exams are an area for which we have received a significant number of inquiries and we continue to direct students to speak to their teachers about […]

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