Students and parents/guardians are welcome to contact the guidance office with questions or concerns.
THE NORTHERN NOVA SCOTIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Grade 12 students planning on attending university in the fall are welcome to apply for one of the NNSF's Dr. John B. Stewart Scholarships. Applicantions are to include the application form, a financial information form, a cover letter, two letters of reference and your current transcript. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020. Applications are available in the guidance office. More information can be found at the link below.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA 2020 REBATE
Those who register with EWC by December 20, 2019 may receive a $100 rebate. Students are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited. Upcoming theme weeks include:
February 2 - 8: Sports & Fitness
February 9 - 15: Tech & Agri-Food
February 16 - 22: Global Affairs
February 23 - 29: Science & Technology
March 1 - 7: Business & Entrepreneurship
March 8 -14: Medicine & Health
March 15 - 21: Law & Our Justice System
March 22 - 28: Sports and Fitness
March 29 - April 4: Science & Technology
April 5 - 11: Vimy: Canada's Coming of Age
April 12 - 18: Medicine & Health
April 19 - 25: Democracy & Youth
April 26 - May 2: Experience Canada
Mathematics Support for Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11 - The Nova Scotia Homework Hub is an online platform that offers resources and free tutoring for students enrolled in Grade 9-11 mathematics courses. Students can have a 1:1 session with a tutor, in French or English, via an online whiteboard, or by calling in on the phone at 1-844-243-9428. Tutors are available from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Students can also access additional learning resources that include video lessons, practice exercises, quizzes with instant feedback, digital versions of the mathematics textbooks, where available, and a graphing calculator. The Homework Hub can be accessed by logging in with your gnspes account by clicking on the Nova Scotia Homework Hub icon.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Students transitioning from high school to university, college or the workforce should find the attached booklet very informative. This resource was prepared by TeenMentalHealth.org. Visit the link below for more mental health resources.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA 2019-2020 SCHEDULE
EWC has released their program schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. All students aged 14-17 (when you attend) are encouraged to consider taking advantage of this great opportunity. IECA has dozens of Encounters Alumni and we would love to see that list grow.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
High school students are reminded that high school credits may be issued for students who participate in programs outside of the school curriculum in the areas of art, language and leadership. Credits may be available to students who participate in extra curricular events such as cadets, 4-H, dance, scouts, girl guides, music, Canadian Red Cross, Junior Achievement - and others. Visit the site below for a complete list. See Mr. Jessome if you have any questions.