NPSS/ELC Parent Night

As part of the annual transition process for our Grade 9 students, NPSS and ELC will be hosting a Parent Information Night on March 4th and 5th as follows;

March 4, 2015 – ELC at the Pomeroy Sports Centre from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

March 5, 2015 – NPSS from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

The same information will be shared about each campus at both meetings.



“We Stand Together” Aboriginal Awareness

The Students for Change group has organized Aboriginal Awareness weeks “We Stand Together” with all funds going to Free the Children Pillar Initiatives. Check out more information at:


Feb. 23- March 6 – each morning over the announcements there will be an Aboriginal trivia question. 100 points will be awarded for every correct answer given by a TAG.
Feb. 24- Bannock for sale in the morning and at lunch “We Bake for Change”
March 3 – each TAG will be given materials to create their own “talking stick.”  Talking sticks are used culturally in circle talks.  TAG’s will create their own unique stick.
March. 6 – Spirit of the Peace dancers will be performing their trade during second period. Some of our students will be dancing!March 6 – An exhibit of Aboriginal artifacts will be in the library for walk through during lunch.
Aboriginal Hand Games may also be taught to classes.

Grade 9 Transitions to NPSS/ELC

Grade 9 students visited North Peace Secondary School and the Energetic Learning Campus today for to receive information of possibilities for grade 10 and to be toured around each campus. Below are listed important dates that parents and guardians of grade 9 students should be aware of.
March 4 – Parent info Night hosted at ELC 7:00-8:30 PM
March 5 – Parent Info Night hosted at NPSS 7:00-8:30 PM
March 6 – School selection forms due at Bert Bowes
March 12 – Open House for all NPSS students to visit and interact with teachers
March 20 – Letters sent to Gr. 9 students indicating what campus they will be attending in September
Weeks of April 7-17 – Course selection sheets completed at Dr. Kearney and Bert Bowes
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WEB Trip

WEB students visited the Grande Prairie Regional College for a day filled of rock climbing and college tours to build group connections and teamwork skills.


Bert Bowes Curlers off to Provincials

Five Bert Bowes students have displayed their outstanding curling skills while qualifing to compete at the 2015 Alberta Juvenile Provincials. Bert Bowes students include: Megan Smith, Tegan Topal, Kaci Maloney, and Emily Hedges, and Layton Tremblay. These athletes will be traveling to Edmonton, Alberta to compete in the curling provincials on February 28, 2015. Good luck to these curlers!

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CONNECT Parent Group: An Attachment Based Program to Support Parents and Caregivers

Connect is a 10 week program to support parents of pre-teens and teens.  Parents meet in small groups (10-16) with two trained group leaders for 1.5 hours each week.


The group will be on Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm from April 9th to June 18th, 2015.  The group will target families with children age 12 – 15.

To register or ask for more information, please contact Crystal Anielewicz at (250)263-1593.  Advanced registration is required.

Download the Connect Brochure for more information.

Relay for Life

It is that time again where Relay for Life sign up for Bert Bowes in underway. The Leadership class and the Students for Change group are asking for students, staff, alumni, and parents to join our team this year.
DATE: June 13th, 2015
TIME: 11am – Midnight
THEME: Mardi Gras
TEAM NAME: Bull Dogs: Taking a Bite Out Cancer
CONTACT: Rheanna Morris-Richert
Early Bird sign up is before March 1st – for your chance to win an iPad!

Congratulations Victoria!

Grade 9 student, Victoria Platzer, has returned from the Taiwan International Science Fair with a gold medal!  The Science Fair was in Taipei, Taiwan from February 4th to 10th.  Her research examined the spread of invasive plant seeds in locally harvested hay.


Congratulations to Victoria and all those who’ve supported your research!

Click the link below to see the full press release.