Simple Personality Test Recommendation

September 18, 2017 AVID Careers Featured 0

In my previous blog post, I wrote about how people need to know more about themselves to more mindfully navigate the courses of their lives.  Work and careers make up a huge portion of our daily lives, and so, it is important to find working lives that align well with the rest of the greater… Read more

A More Humanistic Approach to Education

September 11, 2017 AVID Careers Featured 0

In my years as an educator, I have always believed in the power of the potential of human beings.  I would argue that what should be connoted with the phrase “human being” ought to be a profound understanding and appreciation that each and every one of us is perfectly imperfect as we are in this… Read more

Recruiting for the AVID Program at NPSS for Next School Year

February 21, 2017 AVID 0

Discover.  Engage.  Succeed. AVID is an elective for grade 10 and 11 students. Students will prepare for their post-secondary experience by working on skills and visiting different campuses in the spring. The focus is on collaboration, writing, reading and inquiry.  Organization is also a key element for AVID. Students participate in weekly tutorials where time… Read more

Opening Doors Workshop by the United Way

April 24, 2014 AVID Careers Featured 0

  Photo:  NPSS students with Moira Green – Economic Development Officer with the City of Fort St. John                                                                            North… Read more

AVID 11 Arrives in Edmonton and Ready to Tour Universities

June 6, 2013 AVID 0

  Last night the Avid 11 students attended Mayfield Dinner Theatre, in Edmonton. They represented Fort St John, NPSS and AVID very well. There were many comments on how nicely dressed, mature and polite the students were. Nathan Biller

Joel is Blending his AVID Program with Dual Credit

September 26, 2012 AVID Careers 0

I met Joel L’Heureux in grade 10, he didn’t really have a dedicated binder for school; what he did have… well it was unorganized, his course work mixed and scattered throughout, with most of the material falling out when the binder opened. I am pleased to say that for his grade 12 year Joel is… Read more

AVID 10, 11, and 12 for September at NPSS

April 24, 2012 AVID 0

What is Avid? AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective at NPSS. It is a college readiness system that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. AVID is beneficial for students applying to both Trades and University Arts and Science courses! The AVID College Readiness System (ACRS) accelerates student learning, uses research… Read more

Ms.Cook’s AVID 12 class raised $483.00

January 3, 2012 AVID 0

    Ms. Cook’s AVID 12 Class presenting a cheque to two of Fort St John’s members of the Gizeh Shrine Temple. Ms.Cook’s AVID 12 class raised $483.00 at their recent Christmas bakesale. The profits went to The Shriners Hospital in Portland Oregon which provides care for children with Orthopaedic issues. AVID 12 decided to… Read more

British Columbia Post Secondary Recruiters Visit NPSS

October 3, 2011 AVID Careers 0

  Today, a number of British Columbia post secondary schools visited North Peace Secondary School so students could discuss post secondary options with recruiters.  In attendance today were representatives from Simon Fraser University, Thompsons River University, University of Victoria, University of Northern British Columbia, Trinity Western University, Northern Lights College, College of New Caledonia, Okanagan College, Centre for Arts and… Read more

AVID 10 Visits Grande Prairie Regional College

March 15, 2011 AVID Featured 0

The AVID 10 students were given the opportunity  to be student for the a day at Grande Prairie Regional College.  They participated in various classes that included: drama, theater, visual and spatial conception, art design, audio recording and musical genius.