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2019

OJSH Student chosen as an All-Canadian TITAN

For several years, Nissan Canada and the Canadian Football League have worked together to help train and motivate the next generation of Canadian football players. In partnership with the CFL, Nissan Canada Inc. annually scouts and recruits a team of…

OJSH Remembrance Day for Students 2019

OJSH held its annual Remembrance Day service for students, staff and student and community members on Thursday, November 7th. Principal Lobo led the solemn occasion as Master of Ceremonies. The Onoway High School Band, along with staff members Mrs. Schmidt-Peterson,…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality Pedagogy

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and learning. There are five domains of Quality Pedagogy…

Basketball Season Begins

Volleyball  finished for the season with the last games played November 6th. On November 5th, the Senior Girls once again, were crowned GCAA Champs. The next day, November 6th, the Junior Boys hosted and competed well at the 3J boys zones here at OJSH. …

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running today? Why are the buses running in Darwell when…

OJSH Students attend Welding Competition

Students from nine Edmonton-area high schools, including OJSH,  were at the CLAC Member Centre on Saturday, October 26, 2019, for the Wicked Welding competition. This is an annual event sponsored by CLAC Training and the CWB Foundation. Teams of students…

Book Illustrator Visits OJSH

October has been designated Canadian Library Month. To mark this event, on October 23rd, OJSH Librarian Mrs. Pederson arranged for a special guest speaker for Mrs. Walker’s Grade 8 and 9 Art classes. The guest was Gerry Rasmussen, a well-known book…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning at NGPS

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway schools. Wellness Champions, School and Division…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. Last year, NGPS began working with Hour-Zero,…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner Centered

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction, revolves around our students - their needs,…

OJSH Cross-Country Athletes Compete in Zones

Cross-country Zones were held in Athabasca on October 10th. In spite of a very chilly day, our athletes did great and students and staff managed to stay warm! The OJSH Junior High team consisted of Noah Beach, Gideon Friars, and Georgia Janz. Our Senior…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning Environment in NGPS?

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice of teaching) with a foundation of wellness. Ensuring…

Every Child Matters

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new…

EDUCATION/CAREER EXPO

Attention all OJSH students Gr. 9 and higher!!  On Thursday, Oct. 3rd, from 7:00 to 8:30, we will hosting an ELAA Education and Career Expo here at OJSH.  The evening consists of representatives from 17 different post-secondary institutions from across…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes and activities inside the school continue to…

An Exciting Start to a New School Year

The new school year is well underway at OJSH.  Sports, teams, and clubs in addition to a whole new set of classes are proving to be exciting for students as they meet old friends, make new friends, and get to know all of the OJSH staff. Volleyball is…

OJSH Welcomes new SRO

The new school year at OJSH brings us a new SRO – Student Resource Officer. OJSH welcomes Cst. Jim Duncan who replaces last year’s SRO Cst. Shawn Cherwaty. Cst. Cherwaty accepted a new assignment into another RCMP unit that will also benefit from…

Mustangs Volleyball

Onoway Volleyball Tryouts 2019       Sr. Boys Tryouts:     Wednesday Sept 4th 6:00-8:00pm  (Grades 10-12)          Thursday Sept. 5th 4:00-5:30pm Sr. Girls Final Tryout: (Open to invites and new students, see Mr. Lougheed)  (Grades 10-12) …

Graduation 2019 Becomes a Reality

Last September, it seemed graduation day for OJSH Grade 12 students was still a far off dream with lots of time to determine courses, work on assignments, socialize with friends and enjoy being the senior class of high school.  However, as is the case,…

Wrap-up Activities to the School Year

Students are busy studying and writing final exams during the last week of school at OJSH.  Gone are the days of the last-day-of-school picnic or field trip or class party. But, that is not to say there is no place for some fun and entertainment. The…

 National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, all Canadians celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. OJSH offered Onoway Elementary School the use of our large gymnasium so…

Salute to our 2019 graduates!

As you stand in this very special place, marking both an ending and a beginning, we hope you pause to enjoy the magnitude of your achievement. From your first moments in Kindergarten, to your adventures as a senior, and all of the learning and growing…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested in paying for alternate school bus transportation…

Summer Boot Camps for Students!

Explore your options this summer in technology, the trades, business, health sciences, the arts and more! Registration is now open for our Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps! Click here to register! These very popular camps offer students a chance to…

Onoway Legion presents Remembrance Poster Awards to OJSH Students

One of the commitments the Royal Canadian Legion has made is ensuring youth understand and continue the tradition of Remembrance. Through the Legion's Annual Poster and Literary Contests, students across Canada are given the opportunity to honour our…

Mustangs Cheerleading

On May 14th and May 30th, we held our first Mustangs Cheer Team practices!  These two practices were dubbed "Try Cheer" to give students a chance to try the sport without any commitment.  We had 8 students from grades 8, 9, and 11 join us for practices…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new to the province, are officially and jointly inducted…

It's Education Week!

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and to share the many good things happening in Alberta…

OJSH Hosts Junior High Badminton Tournament

On Monday, April 15th, OJSH hosted a  badminton tournament for junior high teams. OJSH teams did exceptionally well during the tournament. Thank you to Mr. Daly (coach), Mr. Blount and to Mr. Eastman for the great photos Results for our students were:…

OJSH Students Achieve Credentials through the Green Certificate Program

One opportunity at OJSH that many students find valuable is the Green Certificate agricultural training program. The Green Certificate program uses an apprenticeship style of delivery in which students learn by being in the barn, field or corral. Students…

Amanda Oling: The Impact of One Decision

Introduced by Grade 12 student Hailey Whalen, Amanda Oling presented her powerful presentation on the consequences of impaired driving to the students of OJSH on Monday, April 8th. Amanda’s powerful presentation focused on the risks and consequences…

Art in Education at OJSH

Art is a popular option class for students at OJSH. Art classes at OJSH don’t just mean drawing and painting. Art classes engage students in art history, form and design. There is sculpting, clay work, copper work, and a variety of techniques to be…

Education Planning 2019-22

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the past three years and define the priorities and strategic…

Culture Sharing at OJSH

Over the past year, OJSH has had many guests coming into our school to speak to our students about a variety of topics. March 12th and 13th , however,  were especially interesting and valuable for students at OJSH because of two guest speakers. Mrs.…

Basketball Season a Success

OJSH Senior High Basketball teams wrapped up their seasons at Zones over the weekend in Devon.  The Senior Boys fell to Mayerthorpe on Friday in a close game. However, the team ended things off with a win against St Jo’s on Saturday.   Here in Onoway,…

The Hon. Oneil Carlier Presents Atlases to OJSH

On February 21st, OJSH was pleased to welcome the Hon. Oneil Carlier, MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne to our school. Mr. Carlier and Principal Lobo visited Mr. Millar’s Grade 9 Social Studies class. There, Mr. Carlier presented the school with a beautifully…

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success, and is one of five domains under Quality Pedagogy…

NGPS awarded Mental Health Capacity Building funding for new support team in Onoway schools!

In-house mental health and wellness supports for students, staff and families important part of NGPS vision Funded by Alberta Health Services, and coordinated by Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS), the Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools initiative…

Onoway Grad Fair

In preparation for Grad 2019, Grad Fair will, this year, be scheduling appointments for personal shopping.  Grad Fair is offering repurposed gently used attire for both women and men. Book your appointment at a convenient time for you to have a personal,…

Encounters with Canada

Encounters with Canada is a unique opportunity for Canadian teenagers to meet other young people from across the country. Teens spend an educational and adventure-filled week in Ottawa, sightseeing, exploring, learning, sharing and meeting other students…

OJSH Band Program Hosts Special Guests

The OJSH band program had a very busy the week ending January 11th. OJSH was honoured to host three very special guests, culminating in a concert Friday evening, January 11th in the school gym. OJSH had the privilege of hosting guest conductor Dr. Robert…

Mustang Sports Update: Basketball Games

Date Team Location Opponent Activity Game Times Jan 9th Sr Boys + Girls Onoway RF Staples Game 4:30/6:00 B/G Jan 11 Sr Boys + Girls Barrhead   Tournament 12:30 Jan 11 Jr Boys + Girls Whitecourt   Tournament 4:00 Jan 19th Jr Boys + Girls Barrhead  …

2018

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all the joys of the holiday season! May this season bring you the joy of sharing, the warmth of community and the love of family and friends. From our family to yours, warm wishes for a bright and merry Christmas! Christmas Break for NGPS…

The Annual OJSH Winter Concert and Art Show

On the evening of December 6th, OJSH held its annual Winter Concert and Art Show. Once again, it was a successful evening as the audience of about 250 parents and community members enjoyed the sounds of the season. The audience was treated to a selection…

OJSH Supports Christmas Charities

Although Christmas is usually a time of fun and joyful festivities, of sharing good food and sweet treats, of creating warm memories with loved ones, it is also a time of giving – not just to family and friends, but to those who are in need. This year,…

HOJA Entertains at OJSH

On November 15th, OJSH students and staff were entertained by HOJA. HOJA is a Canadian acapella group originally based out of Saskatoon, Sask. The singers of HOJA have entertained over 900,000 students across Canada with music of every genre and from…

OJSH Remembrance Day Ceremony

OJSH held its annual Remembrance Day service for school staff and student and community members on Thursday, November 8th. Teacher Roy Burghardt led the solemn occasion as Master of Ceremonies. The Onoway High School Band along with teachers Mrs. Schmidt-Peterson,…

Wicked Welding Competition

On Saturday, October 20th, OJSH Fabrication teacher Mr. Van Camp took four senior high students to the third annual Wicked Welding event at the CLAC Welding Training Centre in Edmonton. Wicked Welding, as the name suggests, is a Halloween-themed welding…

Awards Night 2018

On Friday, October 12th, students, parents and teachers gathered to recognize the achievements of the 2017/2018 school year at Onoway Junior Senior High School. The Annual Awards Night recognized school volunteers, student academic achievement as well…

Junior High Co-ed Flag Football

The Mustangs Flag Football teams put in an outstanding performance in Whitecourt on October 2nd.   The Grade 8 team played well all day and finished 3rd in their division. In the competitive division, our two Grade 8/9 teams put in a dominant performance,…

Students in the Spotlight: Bold Eagle, Football & Golf

Carson Bigchild attends Bold Eagle OJSH grade 12 student Carson Bigchild had the opportunity to take part in the Bold Eagle program this summer from early July to late August. Bold Eagle is a unique summer employment program that combines Indigenous…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Building a culture of preparedness - NGPS joins forces with Hour-Zero Student and staff safety is an extremely important part of what we do at Northern Gateway Public Schools, from playground equipment and fire drills all the way through to the most…