School News

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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Moodle Outage: November 9-11, 2018

November 5th, 2018

Login to the student portal (SIS) and Moodle may be unavailable from 5 p.m. on Friday, November 9, until Sunday, November 11, for planned maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact your teacher(s).

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We Need Your Help – Online Classes

November 2nd, 2018

Got a story to share? We’d like to know why you chose to attend Vista Virtual School classes and your experience with online learning (what led you to choose online learning, and any challenges you may be facing). In addition to profiling students in our newsletter, in publications and online, we’re looking to provide confidential […]

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Daylight Savings Time

November 2nd, 2018

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back for Daylight Savings Time (DST)  – at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Unless you reside in some regions in Quebec, east of 63° west longitude, most of Saskatchewan, as well as some areas in British Columbia and Nunavut…as these areas do not observe DST. If you can’t […]

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VVS Remembers

November 2nd, 2018

Remembrance Day is November 11, a Sunday this year. Campuses will be closed to observe the statutory holiday on November 12. Please take a few moments—typically around 11 a.m. on the 11th—to remember and honour our veterans for their sacrifice and dedication. Remember those who have fallen, and those who continue to serve our country. […]

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2019 Great Kids Award Call for Nominations

November 1st, 2018

Recognize a remarkable kid Many young Albertans become Great Kids in the face of life challenges, such as a physical or mental illness, overcoming a difficult living situation or standing up against bullying. Despite these challenges, they inspire and change the lives of others. Does this remind you of a Great Kid you know? Consider […]

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Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

November 1st, 2018

One of Canada’s most established and prestigious awards is the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. Valued at up to $28,000, this award celebrates candidates who demonstrate the ideals of Terry Fox: the positive impact on the lives of others while showing courage, fortitude, tenacity in the face of adversity and humanitarianism. These are some of the key […]

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Think Globally Art Contest

November 1st, 2018

Calling all young artists! Mark your calendars for the annual Think Globally Art Contest, launching on November 13, 2018. The art contest will engage Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in this year’s International Education Week (IEW) celebrations, taking place during the third week of November. IEW aims to highlight international education and its benefits to […]

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