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Just Add Paint...Creating a New Outdoor Learning Space at the SWE Campus by: Sonia Sheehan
10/14/2020
Looking for new ways to address teaching and learning that comply with the 2020 Alberta School Re-Entry Plan of maintaining 2m physical distance between students, led to the development of a new outdoor learning space at the FFCA SWE Campus.
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Learning and Teaching with Passion by: Heather Doraty
09/30/2020
Using Professional Growth Plans to Enhance Personal Life Long Learning
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Digital Citizenship
09/23/2020
Teach Magazine recently published a special issue focusing on Digital Citizenship: What it means, and what it represents.
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Tuesdays and Sundays by: Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn
07/13/2020
As the assistant director for FFCA’s Tuesdays and Sundays, I was at first nervous about my job. Little did I know was that this role allowed me to watch over the process as an outside eye and give my own little suggestions and notes from what I saw. As someone who watched and engaged in the behind the scenes, I was asked to write this blog to share with you the months we spent on this incredible play.
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My Year in Reflection by: Andre Shoucri
07/06/2020
My professional growth plan this year focused on topics that are near to my heart, and therefore they were always top of mind.
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To the Class of 2020 by: Meredith Poole
06/29/2020
As you finish your year, and embark on your lives You’ll be missing your hugs and your joyful high-fives Because your commencement takes place in a way That none of you could have imagined that day
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How to Tackle Online University by: Hiba Kharroubi FFCA Alumni
06/29/2020
After receiving notice from most post-secondary institutions that our fall semester will have a combination of online learning and in-person instruction, a group of FFCA alumni and I have decided to create a platform of resources that will alleviate some of that stress.
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This is Us by: Joan Burke
06/23/2020
When I joined FFCA in 2005, I didn’t really understand what I was getting into.
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A Note of Appreciation by: Lorne McDonald
06/23/2020
I have been going over this a number of times and hopefully I have found a way to say what needs to be said.
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Year End Thoughts by: Karen Gies
06/16/2020
As this unique school year comes to an end, I’m overwhelmed with so many emotions and thoughts. How much I miss my students and what they’ve missed out on, the support I’ve received from others, and where will we be going from here?
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My Make Project by: Manreet Dhillon Gr. 8 NMS Student
06/16/2020
We have all been cooped up in our homes for quite a while now, and along with doing our school work, playing video games and playing outside there is nothing much to do! Before Covid-19 I was going to participate in the Calgary Youth Science Fair, with some past experience. CYSF got cancelled, but we could post our projects on Make, and that’s what I did!
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Summer... A Perfect Time to Read
06/11/2020
Now more than ever, everyone needs to acquire and refine sophisticated reading skills.
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Black Lives Matter
06/09/2020
As a student who has been attending FFCA for seven years, I have been taught to show character and take leadership roles throughout my life. When witnessing the circumstances of the past few weeks, I knew I needed to make a difference and spread a message, and decided to do so through a medium familiar and comforting to me: art.
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A Message From Your Board of Directors
06/08/2020
The spotlight being shone on racism in the United States and Canada through the Black Lives Matter movement this past week has been both difficult and necessary.
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The World After Quarantine by: Dhruv Venkat Gr. 8 NMS Student
06/01/2020
Dhruv Venkat is a Grade 8 Student at NMS. In this video he shares his thoughts on the world after quarantine.
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Shell Canada Classroom Energy Diet by: Brooke Herwig
06/01/2020
Class 8He is delighted to announce that they are the secondary level video award winners of the Classroom Energy Diet Challenge!
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Learning from Home
Learning From Home by: Arian Gr. 8 SMS Student
05/19/2020
One SMS student’s journey thus far: grade 8 student’s at SMS write weekly blog’s about how they’re managing a home, or, about other topics dictated by their teachers. This is one of those entries.
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Empathy Pawject
Empathy Pawject by: Rebecca Carruthers
05/19/2020
Grade 4 students at SEE campus learn about empathy by painting adoptable dogs.
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Thank You Video by: Siddharth Kumar
05/04/2020
Siddharth Kumar graduated in 2016 from FFCA. He currently attends the University of Waterloo and is working at Apple as a Manufacturing Design Engineer. The video below is a "thank you" to the staff and speaks about the importance of mentoring and his experience at the High School.
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7 Personalities
7 Personalities by: Nazeefa A. Gr. 11 Student
04/08/2020
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, lives accross the globe have lost routine. Where the 7 days of the week brought diversity and feeling to our lifestyle, staying at home without a set purpose has made each day dull and monotonous.
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Look for the Sunshine
Look for the Sunshine by: Nimrat Jawandha Gr. 12 Student
03/25/2020
With all this “free” time now, I finally have a moment to just sit down and write.
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What does home mean to you?
What Does Home Mean to You? by: SEE Grade 4 Team
03/17/2020
What does home mean to you? SEE students are once again participating in the Meaning of Home contest. Students in grades 4, 5 and 6 across Canada are invited to submit a writing piece to explain what home means to them.
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FFCA Basketball Showcase
02/25/2020
On February 7th from 3:30-5:30pm the first ever FFCA Basketball Showcase occurred at FFCA High School.
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Can I Make a Difference to Help the Earth? - by: Heather Hadden
02/11/2020
The students in Grade One at NWE are learning that the answer is “Yes! I can!” For the past several years, on October 31st, the Grade One students celebrate “Bat Day!”. For the entire day, they participate in learning centers and activities to learn about bats and how these unique creatures are critical to Alberta’s eco-systems.
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Grade 8 Poetry at SMS - by: Brooke Herwig
01/28/2020
Here at SMS, we love the creative expressionism of poetry! Our kiddos go through a variety of activities, from spoken-word poetry, to two-voice poetry, to analyzing their favourite music for aspects of poetry.
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The Magic of Giving
The Magic of Giving - by: Shawna Drummond
01/14/2020
December can frequently be a time focused on consuming and getting things, whether it be black Friday or cyber Monday shopping, or thinking about things on our own “wish lists”. During this busy time of year, the Northwest Elementary staff and students chose to focus on the character virtue of compassion.
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Saa'kokoto - by: Geet Garcha
12/16/2019
Hi! My name is Geet Garcha. I am in grade 4 and in Mrs. Petley-Kerr’s class. I would like to tell you how my teacher, my class, and I met Randy Bottle.
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Spoken Word Poetry - By: Pamela Hunnisett
12/09/2019
Our Creative Writing Grade 11 and 12 students have been writing, memorizing and performing Spoken Word Poetry.
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