School News

Minister’s Youth Council

March 10th, 2020

If you had a direct line to the Minister of Education, what would you say? The Minister’s Youth Council consists of 40 junior and senior high students with diverse interests, identities, backgrounds and perspectives from all regions of Alberta. Students on the council provide their perspectives and input on a number of provincial programs and […]

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Wednesday, February 26 is Pink Shirt Day

February 25th, 2020

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. It has since been recognized annually worldwide as a day to stand against bullying. Vista Virtual School encourages our staff and students to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not […]

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RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence 2020 Bursary Program

February 20th, 2020

The Quest for Excellence program is a bursary program for grade 12 students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regard to leadership and community contribution initiatives. RE/MAX of Western Canada will award 16 bursaries of $1,000 each to […]

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Schulich Leader Scholarship

December 10th, 2019

Schulich Leader Scholarships are Canada’s most coveted undergraduate STEM scholarships. Fifty are awarded to entrepreneurial-minded high school graduates enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math program at 20 partner universities across Canada. Twenty-five are valued at $100,000 for engineering scholarships and 25 are valued at $80,000 for science and math scholarships. Every high school in […]

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Bullying Awareness Week

November 19th, 2019

The government is raising awareness of bullying supports during Bullying Awareness Week, Nov. 18-22. We are taking a stand against bullying. Bullying rates in Canada are higher than two-thirds of western countries. It can consist of mean, cruel, hurtful behaviours done on an ongoing basis. It can happen verbally, physically, socially or online. In all […]

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Learning About Wartime Helps Keep the Peace

November 15th, 2019

Vista Virtual School (VVS) students had the opportunity to tour the Edmonton and Calgary military museums; attending the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum, and The Military Museums of Calgary. Tours like these are important ways to learn more about the history of the Canadian military and service. It helps put the sacrifices people made during wartime […]

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Annual Recognition Showcases Student Success

November 8th, 2019

“It is really nice,” said grade 9 student Anika P. “It makes me feel like I am part of a community.” Recognizing students and their achievements was the focus of the 2018-19 Vista Virtual School (VVS) Awards nights, held in Calgary (October 18) and Edmonton (October 25). Families and VVS staff recognized the hard work […]

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Getting Support and Meeting Your Teacher(s)

November 8th, 2019

Student Parent Teacher Interviews (SPTs) Help Students Stay On Track! In October, Vista Virtual School (VVS) students were able to visit their teachers face-to-face and get updates on their learning direction and courses. It was a valuable opportunity for students—and their parents/guardians—to establish strong working relationships with their teachers so they can achieve success throughout […]

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Biology Student Opportunity – Calgary Migratory Species Response Team Event

November 4th, 2019

Students interested in pursuing a biology degree are invited to learn more about the Calgary Migratory Species Response Team (CMSRT), and resuing birds and bats that have been injured due to urbanization, at an event on Saturday, November 23, at St. Mary’s University (Inspiring Conversations Speakers Series). This family-friendly event is a valuable opportunity available […]

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USASK Express Information Sessions in Edmonton and Calgary

October 8th, 2019

Students planning to apply to the University of Saskatchewan (USask) are invited to join its recruitment team at one of the USASK EXPRESS Admissions workshop and information sessions in Calgary and Edmonton. These sessions feature a USask presentation followed by an admissions workshop. Featuring: Apply on the Spot – Complete your application for admission to USask with the help […]

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