Welcome To Vegreville Composite High School!
Welcome To Vegreville Composite High School! Our website attempts to provide you with a range of information to keep you up to date about what is going on in the school and in the community. Please use the Tabs across the top section of the site to access different pieces of information. To access teachers: click on the eTeachers tab, then select your child's teacher from the drop-down menu on the side. Please contact the school if you require any additional information.
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Stomp Around the Comp - April 24, 2014
Our annual New Student Information/Registration Night is scheduled for Thursday, April 24th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will be an informative evening for parents/guardians for students entering grade 7 and new students. Mock passports will be provided to encourage a fun and light-hearted way to navigate learning and see for yourself what VCHS truly has to offer students and their families.
There will be demonstrations, displays and various staff and students will be on hand to answer questions and to assist in the adventure of collecting stamps for your very own "VCHS passport" . Everyone is welcome to attend and, of course, enjoy their... "Stomp around the Comp".
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
To view advertisement, select: Registration Information Event!
Here is a link to our Cougar Council YouTube Channel. See what is going on this month!
National Volunteer Week April 6 - 12, 2014
“We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give” Winston Churchhill
National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and acknowledge volunteers for their efforts and the contributions that they give so generously. On behalf of the Board of Trustees for Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS), please accept our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who make our schools and programs so successful.
It is because of our cherished volunteers that our students enjoy a child-centred and vibrant place of learning. Whether it is on the sidelines assisting an athletic event, organizing a bottle-drive for a school trip, or delicately cutting out hundreds of poppies for a Remembrance Day celebration, the impact our volunteers have within our school community is profound.
Volunteer work is an incredible learning opportunity for our students. By seeing people give so unselfishly of their time and gifts within our schools, our students will hopefully mirror this tremendous action within their own lives.
So, in recognition of National Volunteer Week, we extend our great thanks and celebrate the hundreds of volunteers across EIPS who provide countless hours of dedication within our schools. As Winston Churchill so eloquently stated, “We make a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.”
Trina Boymook – Chair, Board of Trustees
EIPS 2014-15 Boundary Request Forms
Late boundary exemption requests/inquiries:
After the March 14 deadline, any and all boundary exemption requests for the 2014-2015 school year, must be made in writing to the Superintendent, Bruce Beliveau.
Updated information is to be posted on the division website at www.eips.ca/boundary-exemptions, outlining this process for parents who may have missed the deadline or new families who move into EIPS after March 14 and are interested in registering at a non-designated school in 2014-2015.
The 3rd Annual My Voice My Future Student Conference
A cross-section of VCHS Students' recently co-hosted the 3rd Annual My Voice My Future Student Conference on February 25, 2014 at the Vegreville Social Centre. Please click here to see the blog entry posted from student participant, Braiden L. and to learn more information about the event.
This forum is a great opportunity for VCHS students' to express their perspectives on education and our school division. Congratulation to ALL for their contributions!
Please call the school at 780-632-3341 or e-mail the Attendance Secretary when a student is absent.
Our computer system generates automatic phone and email messages when a student is absent and has not been excused by a parent or guardian. For junior high students, the periods are listed as 1-6 and for high school students, the blocks are listed as 7-10 (with 10 being described as 1 and 0).
Career Cruising Login
Students can click here to login to their Career Cruising account.
Influenza Letter to Parents
To view the letter, please click here.
Accessing the Parent Portal
Another helpful reference that provides step-by-step instructions is as follows: ParentPortal
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the school.
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Accountability Pillar Survey
As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school jurisdictions to ensure we are equipping students for success.
The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators consisting of surveys of students, parents, and teachers on various aspects of quality; student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates; and provincial assessments of student learning. Over the last number of years, many school jurisdictions have also used the Tell Them From Me student survey as part of their accountability process. This year, Alberta Education offered an opportunity for school jurisdictions to administer a student survey consisting of both the Accountability Pillar questions and selected measures from the Tell Them From Me survey. EIPS is pleased to be a part of this project.
In January, parents of students in grade 10 should have received an Accountability Pillar survey from Alberta Education in the mail. In February, students in grades 10-12 will complete the combined Accountability Pillar and Tell Them From Me survey. All teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.
All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with the school. Parents’ participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.
Alberta Education will provide Elk Island Public Schools with the results of all surveys conducted in our school division in May 2014. These results are shared with our parents and communities as part of our Three-Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report.
Excellence in Teaching
The Excellence in Teaching Program gives Albertans' an excellent opportunity to honour teachers and principals for the outstanding work they do in classrooms across the province. We encourage parents and students to consider nominating deserving teachers. Nomination packages can be obtained by downloading them from www.education.alberta.ca/teachers/excellence.aspx.
New School Fee Invoicing System – ACORN
Select New School Fee Invoicing System ACORN for information regarding Elk Island Public School's new fee management implementation Fall 2013.
Former VCHS Principal Receives Canadian History Award!
On November 19, 2013, Mr. Roy Mills, recently retired VCHS Principal, was presented, from the Governor General David Johnston, with the prestigiousSEVEC Ambassador of History Awardfor all his dedication, hard work and tenacity in advocating the SEVEC (Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada) Exchange to the VCHS community.
For the past nine years, Mr. Mills has been instrumental in bringing this program to VCHS by enabling students' to see and learn first-hand about Canadian history, inspiring others and developing some amazing life-long friendships along the way.
"SEVEC is a not for profit organization that facilitates educational exchanges within Canada through our Youth Exchanges Canada program. We build bridges between young Canadians and provide them with the opportunity to learn about their country by seeing and experiencing its history, geography, and cultural diversity. The travel costs for each participant are covered by SEVEC through the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage." (www.sevec.ca)
Please see the below links for more details:
2013 Governor General History Awards - photo gallery
"What My Community Means to Me" Art Contest
(Photo at right: frontpage251)
A BIG thank you to all of the participants that showcased their visual interpretation in the Vegreville "What My Community Means to Me" Art Contest.
Together with the Town of Vegreville, VCHS proudly announces the community-wide art contest winners:
Overall Winner ……………………… Mrs. Gloria J. Sen
Senior Category …………………… Mrs. Mary Harasewich
Overall Adult…………………………… Mr. Randy Pond
People’s Choice Adult …………… Iram Sana
Grades 10-12 Overall …………… Samantha Kowal
Grade 10-12 People’s Choice … Julia An
Grade 4-6 Overall …………………… Reagan Suiter
Grades 4-6 People’s Choice …… Madison Rodier
Grades K-3 Overall ………………… Ethan McCullough
Grades K-3 People’s Choice …… Minal Mamsha
The Media League
POWER ON - The Media League
Vegreville Composite High School joined the Media League in 2012-2013 Season. This was the first season of the Media League and our team won two banners for VCHS:
2013 Conference Finalist and 2013 Conference Champion
So what is the Media League? Go here to check out a FAQ about the Media League.
To see the work of our team go to our team profile and check out the current work of our team. Rating the media and sharing it through social media can help us win each game.
Game One Theme: Money Talks - 1st place WIN
MEDIA LEAGUE UPDATE: Power On won it's first game for the month of October and has a record of 1-0.
Game Two Theme: (We are) Animals - current game
ELKFEST - Power On is proud to announce that it will be entering work in to ElkFest 2014
Vegreville Composite High School students are encouraged to submit their films to this contest and show off the amazing talent we have here at our school.