NLPS News

Orange Shirt Day 2022

Orange Shirt Day 2022

On Thursday, September 29, each of our schools and offices will recognise Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour…

Grand Opening of modernized BCHS

Northern Lights Public Schools welcomed Education Minister Adriana LaGrange…

Posted on: Sep 30th

Cold Lake Junior High Celebrates New Identity

Cold Lake Junior High celebrated their new identity on Wednesday, September…

Posted on: Sep 15th

New Assistant Principal for J.A. Williams High School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Charissa Delaire…

Posted on: Sep 9th

New Assistant Principal for Vera M. Welsh Elementary School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Cheryl Kuraitis…

Posted on: Sep 8th

New Assistant Principals for Aurora Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Alyson Nowicki…

Posted on: Aug 26th

Meet the Bus

NLPS students who are new to taking the bus are invited to Meet the Bus…

Posted on: Aug 25th

Full-Day Kindergarten preparing students for success

Northern Lights Public Schools is celebrating the success of last year’s…

Posted on: Aug 24th

Imperial supports food security for students

Northern Lights Public Schools would like to thank Imperial Oil for their…

Posted on: Aug 22nd

Partnership offers outdoor education opportunities for high school students

Thanks to a partnership with Canadian Rockies Public Schools, NLPS high…

Posted on: Aug 18th

2022-2023 Learning Pathways

Northern Lights Public Schools believes it is important for families to…

Posted on: Aug 5th

Stay Home When Sick

In June, Alberta Education announced that all COVID restrictions were…

Posted on: Aug 4th

New Principal for Aurora Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Carolina Franke…

Posted on: Aug 4th

New Assistant Principal for Glendon School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Larissa Langevin…

Posted on: Aug 4th

Back to School Mental Health Checklist

Getting ready to head back to school can be exciting, but it can also…

Posted on: Aug 2nd

Summer Activities With Successful Families, Successful Kids

Northern Lights Public Schools and Successful Families, Successful Kids…

Posted on: Jul 15th

Staff Celebrations 2022

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees would like to express…

Posted on: Jun 29th

Students experience large gains from literacy interventions

Literacy interventions put in place by NLPS this year resulted in large…

Posted on: Jun 28th

NLPS students recognized provincially

Northern Lights Public Schools would like to congratulate two outstanding…

Posted on: Jun 27th

Student Assessment and Reporting Update

After extensive review, as well as opportunities for stakeholders to provide…

Posted on: Jun 27th

Mental Health Webinar: Sense of Control

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Mental Health online…

Posted on: Jun 21st

New Assistant Principal for Northern Lights Outreach Schools

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Bruce Greengrass…

Posted on: Jun 2nd

2022 Friends of Education Awards

The NLPS Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Friends…

Posted on: Jun 1st

Mental Health Webinar: Novelty Stress

As a result of the feedback received from our Mental Health Survey for…

Posted on: May 26th

New Principal for Ardmore School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Marjorie Charles…

Posted on: May 25th

Summer School 2022

UPDATE May 24, 2022: Thank you to everyone who completed our Intent Form.…

Posted on: May 24th

Mental Health Survey Update

Northern Lights Public Schools would like to thank all of the students,…

Posted on: May 18th

LTA recognized as a Common Sense School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping…

Posted on: May 18th

Better Speech & Hearing Month

May is Better Speech & Hearing Month, and we encourage you to learn some…

Posted on: May 1st

Early Learning Open Houses

Northern Lights Public Schools is getting ready to welcome next year’s…

Posted on: Apr 28th

Mental Health Week 2022

NLPS students will be spreading messages of hope and learning strategies…

Posted on: Apr 27th

New Principal for Iron River School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Dustin Blake…

Posted on: Apr 26th

Renaming Cold Lake Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Cold Lake Middle…

Posted on: Apr 25th

New Assistant Principal for Cold Lake Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Karen Draycott…

Posted on: Apr 5th

Mental Health Survey for Parents

To help us identify where students need the most support, how we can best…

Posted on: Mar 28th

Board Selects 2022 Edwin Parr Award Nominee

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees is pleased to announce…

Posted on: Mar 18th

Early Learning Registration

Northern Lights Public Schools is excited to start welcoming next year’s…

Posted on: Mar 17th

Moving forward with Mental Health

Northern Lights Public Schools is entering an important phase in its work…

Posted on: Mar 4th

Assurance Survey

Alberta Education will be mailing information about this year’s Assurance…

Posted on: Feb 24th

2022-2023 School Calendar Approved

The NLPS Board of Trustees approved the division's 2022-2023 School Calendar…

Posted on: Feb 14th

COVID Update

On Tuesday night the Government of Alberta announced changes to the public…

Posted on: Feb 10th

Updated Scholarship Site

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that we have updated…

Posted on: Feb 9th

Pink Shirt Day

On Wednesday, February 23, each of our schools and offices will observe…

Posted on: Feb 7th

Sports competitions resume at Lakeland area schools

Senior administration from Conseil scolaire Centre-Est, Lakeland Catholic…

Posted on: Feb 4th

New Principal for Ardmore School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kenneth Pshyk…

Posted on: Jan 24th

Return to School January 10

UPDATE: January 10, 2022 Following our last update for parents on Friday,…

Posted on: Jan 10th

2022-2023 Draft School Calendar Feedback

On Dec. 10, the NLPS Board of Trustees gave approval in principle to the 2022-2023…

Posted on: Jan 5th

Extended Winter Break for Students

As most of you are already aware, Alberta Education announced last night…

Posted on: Dec 31st

Update to Inclement Weather procedures

After an extensive review by administration and feedback from stakeholders,…

Posted on: Dec 7th

Learning Disruption Funding

We have been receiving some questions from parents and guardians about…

Posted on: Nov 22nd

Bus Contractor/ Driver Shortage

For the past couple of years, NLPS has been experiencing a shortage of…

Posted on: Nov 22nd

New Director of Business Services

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Brad Williams…

Posted on: Nov 19th

Election Results (Unofficial)

Northern Lights Public Schools held elections for trustees in three wards:…

Posted on: Oct 18th

PSBAA Truth and Reconciliation Award: Merle Patenaude

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees recognized Merle…

Posted on: Oct 15th

2020 Friends of Education Award: Gerry Zelinski

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees recognized Gerry…

Posted on: Oct 14th

2020 Friends of Education Award: Kevin Biollo

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees presented Kevin Biollo…

Posted on: Oct 14th

2021 Friends of Education Award: Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees presented the Bonnyville…

Posted on: Oct 14th

Retiree Recognition

The NLPS Board of Trustees formally recognized 13 retirees from the 2019-2020…

Posted on: Oct 13th

Advanced Poll Information

NLPS is co-ordinating its elections with the ones being held for municipal…

Posted on: Oct 1st

2021 Friends of Education Award: B&R Eckels Transport Ltd.

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees recognized B&R Eckel’s…

Posted on: Oct 1st

2020 Friends of Education Award - Don and Tina Luciak

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees recognized Don and…

Posted on: Sep 16th

New Assistant Principal for Glendon School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Jacqueline…

Posted on: Aug 27th

2021-2022 Revised School Calendar

The 2021-2022 school year starts on September 1 for all students in grades…

Posted on: Aug 27th

Learning Pathways Guide 2021-2022

Northern Lights Public Schools will continue offering families three Learning…

Posted on: Aug 26th

2021-2022 Back to School Plan

On behalf of the Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees, we…

Posted on: Aug 26th

Transportation Registration

The 2021-2022 Transportation Registration Form is now available in School…

Posted on: Jul 8th

Summer Fun Events

Come meet our Successful Families, Successful Kids Wellness Coaches and…

Posted on: Jul 6th

New Assistant Principal for H.E. Bourgoin Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Nicole Yadlowsky…

Posted on: Jun 22nd

New Assistant Principal for Art Smith Aviation Academy

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Rose Lapointe…

Posted on: Jun 18th

New Principal for Learning Together Anywhere School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Brandon Isert…

Posted on: Jun 15th

New Principal for Art Smith Aviation Academy

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Andrea Farrell…

Posted on: May 31st

New Principal for H.E. Bourgoin Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Tracy Casselman…

Posted on: May 27th

New Assistant Principal for Aurora Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Carolina Franke…

Posted on: May 26th

New Principal for Cold Lake Elementary School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Chris Vining…

Posted on: May 10th
Portrait of Jeannine Ellis

New Director of Learning - People Services

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Jeannine Ellis…

Posted on: May 4th

2021-2022 Learning Pathways

2021-2022 Learning Pathways   Northern Lights Public Schools will continue…

Posted on: Apr 20th

Statement on Draft Curriculum

Northern Lights Public Schools will not be participating in piloting the…

Posted on: Apr 14th

It Starts with Hope

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to launch its new It Starts…

Posted on: Apr 12th

Capital Plan Updated

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees has approved updates…

Posted on: Mar 29th

Early Learning Registration 2021-2022

Registration in Northern Lights Public Schools early learning programs…

Posted on: Mar 8th

2021-2022 Learning Pathways

As we start planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we want to hear from…

Posted on: Feb 15th

Fueling students for success

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees celebrated TC Energy…

Posted on: Feb 11th

Engage NLPS

To further enhance stakeholder engagement in the division, NLPS has launched…

Posted on: Jan 25th

Updated Administrative Procedures

As part of our review of our Administrative Procedures, updates to the…

Posted on: Dec 30th

2019-2020 Annual Education Results Report and 2020-2023 Three-Year Education Plan

The NLPS Board of Trustees has approved the division’s Annual Education…

Posted on: Dec 28th

Holiday Artwork Contest Winners

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce the winners of our…

Posted on: Dec 17th

World Teachers' Day Recognition

For World Teachers’ Day in October, we asked our followers on Facebook…

Posted on: Dec 14th

Updated Administrative Procedures

As part of our review of our Administrative Procedures, updates to the…

Posted on: Dec 8th

Report Card Changes

Parents and guardians of students in grades 1-4 will notice some changes…

Posted on: Nov 23rd

Executive Restructuring

In order to better meet the needs of students and staff, Northern Lights…

Posted on: Nov 20th
A heart shape made with people's hands with World Mental Health Day October 10 written inside the heart

World Mental Health Day

It is very fitting that this year's theme for World Mental Health Day…

Posted on: Oct 8th

Back to School Information

Northern Lights Public Schools would like to thank all of the students,…

Posted on: Aug 28th

Back to School Mental Health Tips

Last year we shared a Back to School Mental Health Checklist for Families.…

Posted on: Aug 19th

Summer Bingo Challenge

Have some fun with us this summer and take part in our Summer Bingo Challenge!…

Posted on: Jul 2nd

2020 Edwin Parr Nominee

The NLPS Board of Trustees has nominated Chris Cartwright from Bonnyville…

Posted on: Jun 26th

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Update 6 p.m. June 25, 2020 Good evening, Today was officially the last…

Posted on: Jun 25th

School Re-Entry Surveys

Northern Lights Public Schools is planning for what the 2020-2021 school…

Posted on: Jun 18th

New Assistant Principal for H.E. Bourgoin Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Tracy Casselman…

Posted on: Jun 12th

New Principal for BCHS

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Mark Centazzo…

Posted on: Jun 8th

Learning and Growing through COVID-19

Northern Lights is pleased to announce the Learning and Growing through…

Posted on: Jun 4th

STEAM Challenge T-Shirt Design Winner

Northern Lights Public Schools would like to congratulate Duric Juhlin…

Posted on: Jun 3rd

Orange Shirt Day Contest

On Monday, September 30, each of our schools and offices will recognise…

Posted on: Jun 1st

New Principal for Wandering River School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment…

Posted on: Jun 1st

Letter to Parents: 2020-2021 Budget

 Dear Parents, The last couple of months have been difficult and stressful…

Posted on: May 31st

Administration Changes at Cold Lake Schools

As part of its commitment to building leadership capacity and ensuring…

Posted on: May 19th

Administration Changes at Lac La Biche Schools

As part of its commitment to building leadership capacity and ensuring…

Posted on: May 19th

New Assistant Principal for Duclos School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that JoDee Conrad…

Posted on: May 11th

New Principal for Ardmore School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Corey Baker…

Posted on: May 8th

Food for Thought - NLPS Nutrition Program

We are excited to announce our new weekly nutrition program, Food for…

Posted on: Apr 21st

Positive Signs for Mental Health

In recognition of Mental Health Week (May 4-10), Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Apr 17th

Mental Health Resources

We know the cancellation of classes has been difficult for many students,…

Posted on: Apr 14th

Messages from the Superintendent

March 16, 2020 - 10 a.m. Dear Parents, I know many of you have questions…

Posted on: Mar 15th

Updates to Procedures

Last year, NLPS administration started an extensive review of the division's…

Posted on: Mar 5th

2020 Community Update

Have you received our Community Update 2020 brochure in your mailbox…

Posted on: Feb 20th

Poverty Simulation

As part of its commitment to improving the mental health and wellness…

Posted on: Feb 14th

Accountability Pillar Surveys

Parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 10 (or grades 4-12 at a school…

Posted on: Jan 21st

International Day of Acceptance

On January 20th, people around the world are celebrating International…

Posted on: Jan 17th

2019-2020 Budget Update

Over the past couple of months, the Northern Lights Public Schools Board…

Posted on: Jan 9th

Christmas Card Artwork Winners

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Christmas Card Artwork Contest:…

Posted on: Dec 17th

NLPS welcomes Dwayne Peace

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that it will be…

Posted on: Oct 31st

AMA Roadbot returns to NLPS

Northern Lights is excited to welcome the AMA Roadbot: The Driving Safety…

Posted on: Oct 18th

Introducing rideSAFE

With School Bus Safety Week less than a month away, Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Oct 1st

Talking About Technology

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to partner with Lac La Biche…

Posted on: Oct 1st

Orange Shirt Day

On Monday, September 30, each of our schools and offices will observe…

Posted on: Sep 23rd

Suicide Prevention Day Resources

September 10 is Suicide Prevention Day, a day to raise awareness around…

Posted on: Sep 10th

Green cleaning in NLPS

Over the next few months Northern Lights Public Schools will be making…

Posted on: Sep 5th

2019 Friends of Education Awards

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees was honoured to present…

Posted on: Aug 30th

Safe Arrival expanding in September

Starting in September, all parents in Northern Lights Public Schools will…

Posted on: Aug 28th

10 Things to Help You Prepare

It's that time of year again... The countdown is on for the start of the…

Posted on: Aug 6th

New Assistant Principal for Youth Assessment Centre

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Jill Toutant…

Posted on: Jun 25th

Mental Health Training Day

As part of our commitment to improving mental health and wellness, staff…

Posted on: Jun 19th

New Division Priorities Set

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees would like to thank…

Posted on: Jun 13th

Mental Wellness Is...

During Mental Health Week, we asked our students, parents and staff to…

Posted on: May 31st

Trades and Industry 2019 Wrap up

Over 230 students took part in interactive activities, and opportunities…

Posted on: May 30th

2019 Trades and Industry Carnival

On Thursday, May 30, 400 high school students will have the opportunity…

Posted on: May 24th

#wewantyourvoice Student Conference

NLPS students will have the opportunity to use their voice to affect change…

Posted on: May 13th

Celebrating our stars

Northern Lights staff gathered in Glendon on Friday, May 3 for the Board’s…

Posted on: May 8th

Hats On For Mental Health

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Albertans are invited to take part in Hats…

Posted on: Apr 29th

Mental Wellness Is... Collaborative Project

To engage students, staff and our communities in discussing Mental Wellness,…

Posted on: Apr 29th

Full STEAM Ahead

The competition was fierce and fun as over 300 NLPS students in grades…

Posted on: Apr 12th

Board selected 2019 Edwin Parr nominee

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees is pleased to announce…

Posted on: Apr 12th

NLPS Board asks voters to consider students

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees urges voters to review…

Posted on: Apr 9th

2019 NLPS STEAM Challenge

Over 325 students from throughout Northern Lights Public Schools will…

Posted on: Mar 28th

Preschool expanding to Ecole Plamondon

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that it is expanding…

Posted on: Mar 28th

Safe Arrival introduced in Bonnyville

On Monday, March 4, we are introducing a new student absence reporting…

Posted on: Mar 1st

Christmas Card Artwork Winners!

Congratulations to this year's winners of our Christmas Card Artwork Contest:…

Posted on: Dec 7th

Under the Northern Lights - October 31, 2018

Good News Items Trustee Maurice Richard congratulated J.A. Williams High…

Posted on: Nov 1st

Bus Safety Pop Quiz!

How much do you know about bus safety as a motorist? What should you do…

Posted on: Oct 29th

What does legal cannabis mean for Northern Lights Public Schools?

The possession and consumption of cannabis will become legal all throughout…

Posted on: Oct 12th

Under the Northern Lights - October 10, 2018

Good News Items Trustees highlighted their attendance at recent awards…

Posted on: Oct 10th

Under the Northern Lights - September 19, 2018 Regular Meeting

Good News Items Trustee Garry Kissel congratulated Glendon School on a…

Posted on: Sep 19th

Under the Northern Lights - August 28, 2018 - Regular Meeting

Highlights from the Regular Meeting of the Northern Lights Public Schools…

Posted on: Aug 28th

Under the Northern Lights - August 28, 2018 - Organizational Meeting

Highlights from the Organizational Meeting of the Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Aug 28th

Parent Tools

As we prepare for the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Northern Lights…

Posted on: Aug 24th

Under the Northern Lights - June 27, 2018

Highlights from the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees held on June…

Posted on: Jun 29th

New Assistant Principals Appointed

(Bonnyville, Alberta – June 27, 2018) Several Northern Lights schools…

Posted on: Jun 28th

School Nutrition Program expands to North Star Elementary School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that all students…

Posted on: Jun 27th

Under the Northern Lights - June 13, 2018

Highlights from the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees held on June…

Posted on: Jun 15th

Trades and Industry Carnival

Around 175 high school students from Northern Lights Public Schools and…

Posted on: Jun 7th

New Principal for Iron River School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Karen Draycott…

Posted on: May 28th

New Principal for Duclos School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Jody Centazzo…

Posted on: May 24th

Under the Northern Lights - May 16, 2018

Highlights from the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees held in Bonnyville…

Posted on: May 17th

New Principal for North Star Elementary School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Kim MacLeod…

Posted on: May 11th
Student Voice 2018 Logo - My Voice Matters

My Voice Matters - Student Voice Event 2018

On Wednesday, May 9, over 70 students in Grades 5 to 12 from communities…

Posted on: May 9th

2018 Staff Recognition Event

Board recognizes retirees, long serving staff The Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: May 7th

Introducing the New Bus Status App

Northern Lights Public Schools has a new smartphone application that gives…

Posted on: May 7th

Under the Northern Lights - May 2, 2018

Highlights from the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees held in Cold…

Posted on: May 4th

New NLPS Director of Facilities

Northern Lights Public Schools has hired Leah Rout as the Division’s…

Posted on: May 3rd

New Principal for H.E. Bourgoin Middle School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Jeannine Ellis…

Posted on: May 3rd

New Principal for Glendon School

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment…

Posted on: Apr 26th

Under the Northern Lights

Highlights from the April 18 meeting of the Northern Lights Public Schools…

Posted on: Apr 18th

2018 Science Olympics

The 2018 Science Olympics featured pennies, marbles and eggs – some…

Posted on: Apr 12th

Edwin Parr Nominee

The Northern Lights Public Schools Board of Trustees has selected Colby…

Posted on: Mar 30th

Under the Northern Lights

Highlights from the March 28 meeting of the Northern Lights Public Schools…

Posted on: Mar 28th

Under the Northern Lights

Highlights from the March 14 meeting of the Northern Lights Public Schools…

Posted on: Mar 16th

Under the Northern Lights

Highlights from the February 28, 2018 meeting of the Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Mar 2nd

Under the Northern Lights

A presentation on the JAWS Hockey Canada Skills Academy, policy updates…

Posted on: Feb 5th

Under the Northern Lights

Highlights from the January 17, 2018 meeting of the Northern Lights Board…

Posted on: Jan 18th

New Principal at Vera M. Welsh

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Samear Abougouche…

Posted on: Jan 16th

Christmas Artwork Winners

Congratulations to our three Christmas Card Artwork contest winners: Karina…

Posted on: Dec 20th

Under the Northern Lights

This edition of Under the Northern Lights includes highlights from the…

Posted on: Dec 15th

Under the Northern Lights - November 29, 2017

Highlights from the November 29, 2017 meeting of the Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Dec 6th

Under the Northern Lights - October 11, 2017

Highlights from the October 11, 2017 meeting of the Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Nov 16th

Under the Northern Lights

Highlights from the November 8, 2017 meeting of the Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Nov 8th

Classroom Improvement Fund application approved

Northern Lights Public Schools is pleased to announce that Alberta Education…

Posted on: Nov 1st

Under the Northern Lights - October 26, 2017

Highlights from the October 26, 2017 meetings of the Northern Lights Public…

Posted on: Oct 30th

School Board Trustee Nominees Acclaimed

On Monday, September 18, nine individuals submitted their names for nomination…

Posted on: Sep 20th