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Pride Week 2021

Posted on May 31 2021

Fort Saskatchewan 2021 Pride Week: presented by DOW Events: Proclamation by Mayor Gale Katchur - June 14 Kick Off Event - Allyship Panell - June 14 Reading with Royalty - June 16 Strathcona Virtual Trivia…

Mental Wellness Days for Schools

Posted on May 25 2021

On Thursday, June 3, the Government of Alberta is hosting a virtual Mental Wellness Day for Schools across Alberta to support and recognize the resilience of students, parents, teachers and staff. All…

Andy Polanski Memorial Scholarship

Posted on May 6 2021

Polanski “Leader of Tomorrow” Memorial Scholarship The Andy Polanski Charitable Foundation (APCF) is a non-profit society that was established in 2014 following the tragic passing of an exceptional…

Hats on! For Mental Health

Posted on May 6 2021

May 3-9 was Mental Health Week. On Wednesday, May 5 was HATS ON! day. Staff and students could wear a special hat to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health and to show their support. 

The Power of Skate

Posted on April 20 2021

The Power of Skate is a student-led project that is built around environmental sustainability and conservation. We create skateboards and goods that are centred around what’s important to us and the…

Free Webinars!

Posted on February 10 2021

The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Saskatchewan is pleased to announce several no cost webinars for parents, caregivers and community members. Please see below for session topics and a link to register.…

High School Info Night Video

Posted on February 3 2021

As the Division was unable to host an in-person high school information night this year, senior high principals collectively created a video with similar information. The video is now posted on the Division…

Youth Action Committee

Posted on January 27 2021

The Youth Action Committee (YAC) is run by the Family & Community Support Services of the City of Fort Saskatchewan and is for youth interested in making a difference and participating in leadership opportunities. …

Finding LGBTQ+ Community for Teens in Rural Alberta

Posted on January 14 2021

Luc Tellier is a theatre actor, director, educator, and LGBTQ+ community activist. Having grown up in rural Alberta as a queer teen, Luc has an unbridled passion for the promotion of LGBTQ+ visibility,…

Doing Your Taxes

Posted on January 13 2021

Doing Your Taxes: WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?? Come to an online information session to find out about benefits and credit payments you could get from the Canada Revenue Agency if you do your taxes every year.…

Living Life to the Full

Posted on January 13 2021

Living Life to the Full ... is a mental health promotion course designed to help people deal with everyday life challenges & learn self-management skills.   ...is a virtual course where you will be provided…


Countdown to Christmas!

Posted on December 3 2020

With a little help from our community partners, Laura from Nutrien and Tanner from Spartan Controls, we kicked off our Next Step COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS! Each day in December a student's name will be drawn…

Society of Fort Saskatchewan Artists

Posted on October 7 2020

Attention High School Artists! The Society of Fort Saskatchewan Artists would love for you to join them and let them help you develop and showcase your talents. Email fortsaskartists@gmail.com to find…

Youth Council

Posted 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 Group

Posted 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 Protocols

Posted 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 Day

Posted 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 Week

Posted 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 Youth

Posted 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-Off

Posted 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 Day

Posted 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 Day

Posted 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.


Posted 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…


Posted 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 Project

Posted 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…


Posted 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/Bell

Posted 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 Apology

Posted 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 Opening

Posted 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 Information

Posted 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 Social

Posted 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 Guide

Posted 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 Exercise

Posted 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 Literacy

Posted 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 Day

Posted 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 Trades

Posted 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 University

Posted 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 Meeting

Posted 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 2018

Posted 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 Hooky

Posted 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 Visit

Posted 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 Hike

Posted 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 2

Posted 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 Painting

Posted on December 19 2017

In preparation for our annual holiday lunch, students painted festive table covers themed around seasonal music.

Ornament decorating

Posted 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…


Posted 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 Paintings

Posted 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 Library

Posted 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 Trip

Posted 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 Club

Posted 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 Times

Posted 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 Lunch

Posted 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 Workshop

Posted 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 Forest

Posted 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 Festival

Posted 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 Camp

Posted 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 Ceremony

Posted 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 Ridge

Posted 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 Peace

Posted 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 Poppies

Posted 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 Program

Posted 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 EPCOR

Posted 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 Fun

Posted 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 Eating

Posted 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…



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 Group

Posted on September 26 2017

Rainbow Alliance - GSA

Posted 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 Run

Posted 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.…