School News

Valuable Time, Valuable Interaction

March 19th, 2019

Student Parent Teacher interviews provide opportunities to stay on track Students and parents/guardians used the opportunity to meet with their teachers—in both Calgary and Edmonton—as the spring Student Parent Teacher Interviews (SPTs) wrapped up this March. “I think the teachers are really nice and very helpful,” says grade 12 student James H. “It’s a good […]

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2019 University of Alberta Programming Contest – March 14 Deadline

March 8th, 2019

Presented by the University of Alberta Undergraduate Association of Computing Science (UACS) and the UofA Problem Solving Club (UAPSC), high school students are invited to show off their knowledge and skill in a programming competition. Teams of one to three compete to solve a variety of programming challenges on March 16, 2019. Learn more.

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Body Worlds Edmonton

February 25th, 2019

Real Life, Real Animals…Gross or Amazing? Feb. 21, Edmonton – If you ever wanted to see the insides (and outside) of some of the world’s animals, Vista Virtual School (VVS) students had this chance! Participating in the Telus World of Science’s “Body Worlds: Animal Inside and Out” exhibition, students were able to see exactly what […]

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WhoDunnit? Calgary

February 25th, 2019

Let’s Solve a Murder – WhoDunnit? Feb. 20, Calgary – Have you ever wondered what it takes to use DNA to figure out who that person is? Well, this past Wednesday, students at Vista Virtual School (VVS) Calgary campus learned exactly that. Let’s Talk Science visited the campus and walked students through analyzing DNA samples, how […]

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NAV CANADA Summer Camp Opportunity for Grade 9 Students

February 5th, 2019

Do You Know a Teen Who Has What it Takes to Leave Ordinary Behind This Summer?  Grade 9 students (those entering grade 10 next year) can attend the Explore Aviation Summer Camp presented by NAV CANADA. This is a one-week, all-expenses-paid camp in Cornwall, Ontario. Learn more at https://vimeo.com/251856205. The camp points the spotlight on careers in aviation […]

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Students Taking ADLC Classes – June 30 Deadline for Completion

February 5th, 2019

Please be advised if you are taking an Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) class through Vista Virtual School (VVS), you need to complete that course by June 30, 2019. In most cases, extensions are not available. VVS contracts ADLC’s services for some courses, and the ADLC has set June 30 as the completion date for […]

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RE/MAX of Western Canada Quest for Excellence 2019 Bursary

February 4th, 2019

Grade 12 students, submit your essay (max. 1,250 words) conveying your motivation, leadership, and communication skills in connection with your community efforts (including leading a group of volunteers, raising funds for a worthwhile cause, helping special needs children, and/or caring for seniors). Sixteen winning essays will receive a $1,000 bursary—and one of these recipients will also […]

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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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