Youth CouncilPosted on September 25 2020
IT'S YOUR CITY - HAVE YOUR SAY! Youth Council is an opportunity to be a voice on issues and concerns that affect youth and collaboratively work towards solutions. If you want to have your say and help…
Connect Parent GroupPosted on September 21 2020
Do you ever feel that your teen doesn’t listen to you? Do you sometimes even feel pushed away? There is very good evidence that strong relationships with parents can protect youth from risk during adolescence…
Next Step School Re-Entry ProtocolsPosted on September 3 2020
Due to the nature of the outreach setting, our re-entry plans will not include having a set cohort. In our situation, we will work as a retail space with high restrictions and a more rigorous mask and…
Pink Shirt DayPosted on February 27 2020
Pink Shirt Day was celebrated with students drawing their own design to put on their very own custom t-shirt! There was also a photo booth with props where students could take pictures and ingredients…
Food Safety WeekPosted on February 18 2020
Students and Staff celebrated Food Safety Week from Feb 10-13 by completing Food Safety Course through Alberta Health Services and by making homemade pizzas from scratch! Great job, FSO students!
The Bridge Wellness Hub for YouthPosted on December 19 2019
The Bridge is a youth-centered facility offering to help youth navigate the complicated world of health and social support services. The programs will empower youth and young adults through easier access…
United Way Chili Cook-OffPosted on November 27 2019
Two lucky staff members and a student participated in the United Way Chili Cook-Off on November 27, 2019. So many great tasting chili recipes! Thank you to the United Way for having us!
Happy Halloween!Posted on October 31 2019
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from your friendly neighbourhood Next Step Staff!
World Teachers DayPosted on October 4 2019
We took a moment to celebrate our amazing teaching staff for World Teachers Day. Thank you for all you do to teach, guide and support our students each and every day.
Orange Shirt DayPosted on October 4 2019
On September 30th, staff wore orange clothing in the spirit of reconciliation and to stand in solidarity with survivors and all those impacted by residential schools.
Try-A-TradePosted on September 18 2019
Join Skills Canada Alberta, Inter Pipeline, North West Redwater Partnership and Pembina for a unique Try-A-Trade® event in the Heartland community. Try-A-Trade® activities will include areas such as…
The BRIDGEPosted on June 24 2019
THE BRIDGE, Fort Saskatchewan Wellness Hub for Youth, is an important project being developed by a local coalition of community organizations who are working together to set up a location to increase…
YouthFest ProjectPosted on May 29 2019
Students and teachers participated in making origami birds for the YouthFest 2019 Collaborative Art Project. Hundreds of birds will be on display on June 1, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Legacy Park…
PRIDE WeekPosted on May 29 2019
Students kicked off PRIDE Week with making sugar cookies to hand out at the Fort Saskatchewan Pride Week Kick-Off Celebration on May 24th.
Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)Posted on April 15 2019
The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a youth club designed for ages 12 - 18. YAC comes together to plan youth events, address youth issues and concerns, attend conferences and events, volunteer in the…
Changes to REMIND for students who use Rogers/BellPosted on January 7 2019
If you receive REMIND messages and are a Bell or Rogers subscriber please read the following link:https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002295240
Alberta Sixties Scoop ApologyPosted on May 28 2018
Today our Premier will address our province to apologize to the survivors of the Sixties Scoop. Students can join the live stream to watch: https://www.alberta.ca/sixties-scoop-apology.aspx
Grand OpeningPosted on May 16 2018
The City of Fort Saskatchewan is excited to announce the grand opening of Taurus field on June 8. Playing will be the Fort Sask Sting vs Westlock Thunderbirds. The gates open at 5 p.m. and the start time…
Scholarship InformationPosted on May 4 2018
Students who are looking for information on scholarships may contact Janet. She has received application forms from a few local groups so check it out!
Pride Youth SocialPosted on May 3 2018
All persons ages 14-25 who identify with any part of the rainbow are welcome to join the ASPECC for the Youth Pride Social on June 8 at 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. located at 12031 76 Street NW in Edmonton.
Summer Program Adventure GuidePosted on May 1 2018
The Boys and Girls Club will be distributing the Summer Program Adventure Guide the week of April 30. Giving parents plenty of time to look through it before the registration dates.
Blanket ExercisePosted on April 19 2018
A Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history we’re rarely taught. Students participated in this emotional journey about Indigenous peoples in…
Financial LiteracyPosted on April 12 2018
Students were offered an opportunity to learn new skills to manage their financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial freedom and well-being.
Wee Pies for Pi DayPosted on March 14 2018
In honour of Pi Day, Alena, our fearless math teacher, created amazing Pi day events for students to bend their brains around. Their reward....pies, or rather, wee pies made with love by Laura. The selection…
Young Women in the TradesPosted on March 13 2018
Careers the Next Generation hosted for a group of young women today an information session about women in the trades. Our ladies learned about all the advantages there are for them in the trades and the…
Blue Quills UniversityPosted on March 6 2018
Students and staff were provided a guided tour of the Blue Quills University which is a First Nations owned and operated university, the first of its kind in the country. The brick school building was…
Grad Information MeetingPosted on March 5 2018
There will be a grad information meeting on Thursday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Janet and Ed in the back room of the school. Anyone who thinks they are eligible for graduation is encouraged to attend.…
How Much are You on Social Media?Posted on March 1 2018
We are conducting a survey during the month of March and if you would like to contribute please see Alena. She has a quick form for you to complete and find out how you track your usage!
Pink Shirt Day 2018Posted on February 28 2018
Fort Saskatchewan Next Step helped "Paint the Town Pink" by decorating the school window to promote kindness and show awareness for bullying prevention. The activity was promoted by the local Boys and…
Hockey HookyPosted on February 27 2018
Fort Saskatchewan students enjoyed playing hooky... opps we mean watching an Oil Kings hockey game. Spencer our Phys. Ed. teacher took a group of lucky students to a game at Roger's place! Special thanks…
NAIT VisitPosted on February 23 2018
A group of Fort Saskatchewan students went to NAIT for a tour of the school. They learned about the different programs available to them and other resources the school has to offer.
Great Day for a HikePosted on February 13 2018
Students spent a fantastic day experiencing the beauty of Elk Island National Park. The day was filled with hiking and a hot dog roast which included all the fixings!
Semester 2Posted on January 31 2018
Orientation has begun! If you have any questions about when you should be attending, please see Janet, Ed, or speak with your teacher for times and course selection. Welcome Back!
Time to Eat!Posted on December 21 2017
The staff in Fort Saskatchewan celebrated the holiday season with guests and students. A dinner of turkey, ham, and all the fixings was prepared. We wish all families and students a wonderful and safe…
Festive PaintingPosted on December 19 2017
In preparation for our annual holiday lunch, students painted festive table covers themed around seasonal music.
Ornament decoratingPosted on December 18 2017
Students displayed their creativity decorating ornaments using different items. Some painted while others placed ribbon and other items inside. The possibilities were endless. Jasmine is posing with…
BowlingPosted on December 5 2017
Students spent part of their afternoon at the local bowling alley for Phys. Ed. They walked over and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Congrats to Jory for posting the best score.
Canvas PaintingsPosted on December 4 2017
Students let their creative juices flow while creating canvas paintings. Some students painted free hand while others used stencils to paint an inspirational quote. The artwork will be displayed in…
Discovering the LibraryPosted on November 30 2017
Students learned that their library is more than a place to just get books! The staff taught them how to make buttons while others played musical instruments. Students were also given a free library card.
Library Field TripPosted on November 30 2017
To learn what their library offers them, students were treated with a tour and an opportunity to sign up for cards at the Fort Saskatchewan Library.
Interact ClubPosted on November 29 2017
On December 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, the Rotary Club of Fort Saskatchewan has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan to offer an Interact Club.…
Festive TimesPosted on November 29 2017
Fort Saskatchewan students got all festive when the tree came out. Everyone participated in decorating it and began singing songs and reminiscing about holidays past. Amazingly they had it ready for…
Mayor's Pizza LunchPosted on November 28 2017
Mayor Gayle Katchur brought pizza for everyone to enjoy on her tab!. Next Step would like to thank her for her time and generosity.
Resume Writing WorkshopPosted on November 21 2017
On Tuesday, November 28 starting at 9:30, Janet will be running a resume workshop. Students will learn new tips and tricks on how to write a resume. If students have an existing resume and just want to…
Enchanted ForestPosted on November 20 2017
As part of Canada 150 celebrations, Fort Saskatchewan Next Step is providing a tree in the Enchanted Forest celebrating the country's 150th birthday.
Fall FestivalPosted on November 17 2017
Students are invited to attend the Fall Festival at the Royal Canadian Legion in the Ortona Room. The Festival will start at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. Snacks, games, and fun! This event is free…
Young Women in Trades Fall CampPosted on November 14 2017
You're Invited! The NAIT Fall Young Women in Trades Camp invites all girls in junior and senior high. On November 14 & 15 a bus departs from the Boys and Girls Club in Fort Saskatchewan at 8:30 a.m. Students…
Week of Remembrance - Remembrance Day CeremonyPosted on November 9 2017
Fort Saskatchewan Next Step honoured the people who have defended our nation at our Remembrance Day Ceremony. The school would like to thank Walter Thomas and Brian Bilan who attended this years' service.…
Week of Remembrance - Word Search Vimy RidgePosted on November 8 2017
Continuing with our Week of Remembrance, students learned about Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives at Vimy Ridge with a word search presented by Laura. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize…
Week of Remembrance - Postcards for PeacePosted on November 7 2017
Postcards for Peace provides an opportunity for youth to send postcards to express messages of thanks to those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace or to still-serving Canadian…
Week of Remembrance - Watercolour PoppiesPosted on November 6 2017
To kick off our Week of Remembrance, students participated in making Watercolour Poppies. The significance of the poppy is a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon…
NAIT: Technician ProgramPosted on November 3 2017
The NAIT Parts Technician Program is looking to organize a Parts Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, December 12th at NAIT's Main Campus. Doors open at 7:30 a.m., breakfast at 8:00 a.m., and presentations…
Take Your Future to New Heights With EPCORPosted on November 2 2017
As a partner in the Aboriginal Career Pathways Program, EPCOR is proud to support Aboriginal students by offering educational and career development opportunities. Students and parents are invited to…
Halloween FunPosted on October 31 2017
Seven pumpkins were carved and the competition was fierce. Congratulations to our pumpkin carving winners. First place - Hannah and JasmineSecond place - Cassity, Michaela, and SantinaThird place - Alyza,…
Healthy EatingPosted on October 30 2017
All students participating in Phys. Ed. this year will be completing a nutrition project. Claire Charbonneau, Dietician with Alberta Health Services, joined our class to present a Guide to Healthy Eating…
KICK OFF DAY!Posted on October 2 2017
October 13th is Phys. Ed KICK OFF DAY and Nutritional Project! Student who do not have Phys. Ed are already signed up and attendance is required to meet the learner outcomes. We are so excited to bring…
Connect Parent GroupPosted on September 26 2017
Rainbow Alliance - GSAPosted on September 25 2017
October 5th - If you are interested in joining the local GSA group, please come see Janet. Since the event is after school hours, students will meet Janet at the Families First building and attend the…
Terry Fox RunPosted on September 22 2017
Join us in paying tribute to one of Canada's greatest athletes. On Thursday September 28th we will be walking the path behind the school to pay tribute to Terry and show our support for Cancer research.…