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Oct 23, 2020 Awards event pictures, program and video

Posted on October 24 2020

 Video from our 2019/20 event from Oct 23, 2020  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGpIfq63Pbc   Program -  http://www.onowayhigh.ca/download/308385   PDF of awards winners-/ parent volunteers and…

LINK for Awards Webcast Oct 23, 2020

Posted on October 23 2020

OJSH Awards presentation- in the afternoon of October 23 from 12:30 pm till 3:20pm can be viewed at this link updated at 12:15 pm https://youtu.be/TGpIfq63Pbc

Awards Friday Oct 23, 2020

Posted on October 16 2020

AWARDS NIGHT, Friday Oct 23rd. OJSH awards presentation for 2019/20 (last year) will take place Friday, Oct 23rd in Bl 3 and 4.  Gr 8 and 9 presentations in Block 3. Gr 10-12 presentations  in Bl 4.…

OJSH October 2020 Newsletter

Posted on October 9 2020

The October 2020 newsletter is under this tab

Keeping Our Children Safe - By Tammy Charko

Posted on October 8 2020

Keeping Our Children Safe -Online

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on September 29 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on September 18 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER?…

Posted on September 11 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on August 27 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on August 19 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on August 6 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on July 22 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on July 8 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

OJSH student wins GOLD - Skills Canada-Provincial…

Posted on June 11 2020

OJSH Student wins Skills Alberta Gold Mr. Ryan Siemens-OJSH Mechanics /Fabrication teacher As 2020 throws more and more curveballs our way, a sense of what we have lost seems to loom in the back of our…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on June 1 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on April 23 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on March 29 2020

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected…

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Posted on March 27 2020

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on March 24 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations,…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on March 20 2020

**Grade 12 Diploma Exams canceled. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional…

Letter from Principal Lobo re: COVID 19 class cancellations…

Posted on March 19 2020

March 19, 2020 To: Students and Parents/Guardians of OJSH From:   Principal Lobo  RE:       COVID 19 class cancellations and program continuity I appreciate the patience the OJSH community has…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on March 18 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure…

OJSH Updates due to COVID 19

Posted on March 17 2020

Grad Photos scheduled for March 25/26  have been cancelled. OJSH is working with the photographer to reschedule day(s).  OJSH will keep you informed on this website as to changes of dates.  Picking…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on March 16 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on March 15 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and…

Talented Photographer in Grade 8

Posted on March 2 2020

OJSH has  many talented and accomplished students in and out of the classroom. One of our students has a passion for photography. Kaylee Salter is in Grade 8 at OJSH and already she is showing an amazing…

OJSH Student attends Encounters With Canada

Posted on March 2 2020

Encounters with Canada (EWC) is a unique opportunity for teens aged 14 to 17 to meet other young Canadians. Students spend a week in Ottawa, sight-seeing, learning and participating in special activities…

OJSH Junior High Basketball Season Finishes with Big…

Posted on February 27 2020

Congratulations to the junior high boys and girls basketball teams and their coaches on a great GCAA tournament in Whitecourt on Wednesday, February 26th. Both junior basketball teams had stellar performances…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on February 13 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion…

Alberta Education’s Accountability Pillar 2020

Posted on January 13 2020

If you have a student in Grade 10 at OJSH, you will be receiving - or have received - an Accountability Pillar Survey from Alberta Education in the mail.  It is important for our school to get feedback…

Bell Let's Talk

Posted on January 13 2020

How Can You Take Care of Your Child’s Mental Health?  

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on January 13 2020

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…

2019

OJSH “Turkey Dinner Day” and December Wrap-up

Posted on December 20 2019

December is always a fun yet hectic month at OJSH. Lessons, homework, quizzes and exams continue as it all leads up to end of semester exams in January. But, December is also Christmas-time where students…

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on December 6 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom…

On-line Ordering for Spirit-Wear

Posted on November 26 2019

The OJSH Athletics Department has set up on-line ordering for Mustangs and OJSH Spirit-wear! You can now purchase items at your leisure, anywhere, any time. It’s a great way to show your school and…

OJSH Student chosen as an All-Canadian TITAN

Posted on November 19 2019

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…

OJSH Remembrance Day for Students 2019

Posted on November 15 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…

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on November 14 2019

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…

Basketball Season Begins

Posted on November 7 2019

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…

OJSH Students attend Welding Competition

Posted on October 28 2019

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…

Book Illustrator Visits OJSH

Posted on October 24 2019

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.…

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on October 23 2019

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…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on October 17 2019

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…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on October 10 2019

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,…

OJSH Cross-Country Athletes Compete in Zones

Posted on October 10 2019

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…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning…

Posted on October 9 2019

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on October 3 2019

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…

Every Child Matters

Posted on September 29 2019

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…

EDUCATION/CAREER EXPO

Posted on September 25 2019

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…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on September 19 2019

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…

An Exciting Start to a New School Year

Posted on September 18 2019

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…

OJSH Welcomes new SRO

Posted on September 17 2019

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…

Mustangs Volleyball

Posted on August 29 2019

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…

Graduation 2019 Becomes a Reality

Posted on June 28 2019

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…

Wrap-up Activities to the School Year

Posted on June 21 2019

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…

 National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on June 21 2019

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…

Salute to our 2019 graduates!

Posted on June 18 2019

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…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on June 12 2019

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…

Summer Boot Camps for Students!

Posted on June 6 2019

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…

Onoway Legion presents Remembrance Poster Awards to…

Posted on May 29 2019

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…

Mustangs Cheerleading

Posted on May 28 2019

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…

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on May 10 2019

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…

It's Education Week!

Posted on April 29 2019

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…

OJSH Hosts Junior High Badminton Tournament

Posted on April 17 2019

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…

OJSH Students Achieve Credentials through the Green…

Posted on April 15 2019

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…

Amanda Oling: The Impact of One Decision

Posted on April 9 2019

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…

Art in Education at OJSH

Posted on April 2 2019

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,…

Education Planning 2019-22

Posted on March 21 2019

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…

Culture Sharing at OJSH

Posted on March 14 2019

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…

Basketball Season a Success

Posted on March 11 2019

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…

The Hon. Oneil Carlier Presents Atlases to OJSH

Posted on February 22 2019

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,…

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on February 15 2019

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,…

NGPS awarded Mental Health Capacity Building funding…

Posted on February 14 2019

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),…

Onoway Grad Fair

Posted on January 24 2019

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…

Encounters with Canada

Posted on January 22 2019

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,…

OJSH Band Program Hosts Special Guests

Posted on January 15 2019

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…

Mustang Sports Update: Basketball Games

Posted on January 8 2019

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…

2018

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 18 2018

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…

The Annual OJSH Winter Concert and Art Show

Posted on December 10 2018

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…

OJSH Supports Christmas Charities

Posted on December 4 2018

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…

HOJA Entertains at OJSH

Posted on November 16 2018

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…

OJSH Remembrance Day Ceremony

Posted on November 14 2018

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…

Wicked Welding Competition

Posted on October 22 2018

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,…

Awards Night 2018

Posted on October 15 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…

Junior High Co-ed Flag Football

Posted on October 3 2018

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,…

Students in the Spotlight: Bold Eagle, Football &…

Posted on October 1 2018

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…

Hour-Zero: Keeping Students and Staff Safe

Posted on September 25 2018

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…