News

Welcome to Hilltop High School

Posted on June 17 2021

Welcome! Please join us as we take a tour through the halls of Hilltop

The Key Study Guide

Posted on September 10 2021

The Key Study Guides from Castle Rock Research are valuable resources available to all Hilltop students. These guides are designed to help students specifically in preparing them for quizzes, unit tests,…

UPDATE: Masks required in school common spaces

Posted on September 3 2021

Starting Tuesday, September 7, all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a non-medical face mask in school common spaces like hallways, washrooms and other spaces where people are close…

Daily health screening for all students and staff

Posted on August 31 2021

We all have a part to play in keeping our school communities healthy. Screening daily for illness is an important action we can take to support our schools. Alberta Health Daily Checklist Before coming…

Welcome Back!

Posted on August 30 2021

Welcome back, Chargers! We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning. At Hilltop High School, our Mission is to accommodate students in a welcoming environment that provides high quality, relevant,…

NGPS 2021-22 Back to School Plan

Posted on August 24 2021

NGPS's 2021-22 Back to School Plan outlines the strategies and health measures the Division will follow in supporting the health and safety of students and staff. As always, we remain committed to providing…

CATS Football

Posted on August 20 2021

The CATS are back! CATS Football is ready to get started!  The first practice (non-equipment) for students in grades 10 -12 will be on Wednesday, August 25 at 4:00 pm at the Hilltop High School field. …

COVID-19 Information for the 2021-22 School Year

Posted on August 16 2021

Coming Soon! Preparations for the 2021-22 school year are in full swing - we are so excited to welcome you back! Over the summer, the Division has been reviewing the easing of public health guidelines…

Back to School Planning

Posted on August 8 2021

We hope all of our HTH families are having a great summer! It’s not over yet, but we know some of you are already planning for an exciting return to school. Here is some information to assist you in…

Happy Summer from Hilltop High

Posted on June 28 2021

Summer is here! We would like to congratulate all of our students on your hard work and dedication. Your persistence and perseverance has really paid off. You have had to endure a difficult school year…

Class of 2021 Graduation

Posted on June 26 2021

Class of 2021 Graduation What an amazing day! Thank you graduates and families. Thank you Grad Council. Thank you Hilltop Staff. Thank you to our honoured dignitaries for sharing their congratulatory…

New RAP Opportunity

Posted on June 18 2021

New RAP opportunity! Apply before June 30 for the Electrician position at Alberta Newsprint, Whitecourt AB.

New RAP Opportunity

Posted on June 9 2021

New RAP opportunity with Whitecourt Ford Get your cover letters and resumes polished, the deadline to apply is June 21! You will also need to complete the application below.  Careers: The Next Generation…

Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps

Posted on June 8 2021

Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps are back by popular demand and are now open for registration! Explore career pathways, learn new skills from industry professionals and earn high school credits for FREE.…

Congratulations!

Posted on June 2 2021

Congratulations to Madison Martell, who was presented today with the 2021 MLA Award for Exemplary Graduate. Madison was nominated by the school as someone that has persevered, and excelled during this…

Every Child Matters

Posted on May 31 2021

In remembrance of the 215 children whose remains were discovered at a former Kamloops residential school, flags across Northern Gateway Public Schools will be lowered to half mast. We extend our deepest…

Division announces new Superintendent of Schools

Posted on May 27 2021

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that following an extensive Canada wide search, Mr. Kevin Bird has been appointed as the new Superintendent of Northern Gateway Public Schools, effective July…

The Legend Has Retired

Posted on May 21 2021

It is a bitter sweet moment for the staff at Hilltop High as we share the retirement of Bruce Laboucane. Bruce has served as a dedicated and hard working member of the maintenance department within NGPS…

K-12 students return to in-person learning! NGPS is…

Posted on May 19 2021

As per Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange's announcement this afternoon, Alberta students will return to in-person learning on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, with the exception of students in the Regional…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on May 17 2021

Our Parent/Teacher Interviews for Quarter 4 are scheduled for Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 3:25 pm to 5:25 pm. To book an interview with your child’s Teacher, please visit hilltophigh.ca and find the…

Take a tour through the halls of NGPS!

Posted on May 11 2021

In case you missed it, we want to share this special video with everyone again. It has been a challenging year but despite the obstacles, NGPS staff and students have persevered together.   Enjoy this…

Online Learning Update

Posted on May 6 2021

Hilltop High School Online Learning Update All students remain online learning until Friday, May 21. There will be no school on May 24, 25 & 26 for the Victoria Day long weekend. In-person classes will…

Education Week 2021!

Posted on May 3 2021

It has been over a full year since NGPS began adapting to the challenges of delivering education in the context of a pandemic.   This year, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate the many hands,…

Hilltop Jr/Sr High will move to at-home, online learning,…

Posted on April 30 2021

Beginning Monday, May 3, all Hilltop Jr/Sr High School students (Grades 9-12) will transition to at-home, online learning until Friday, May 14, returning to in-person instruction on Monday, May 17. This…

School Board Election 2021: Shaping the future of…

Posted on April 22 2021

Are you passionate about kids and public education? You may want to consider running for a school trustee position! Alberta School Board elections will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021! Elected…

Register NOW for the 2021-22 school year!

Posted on April 22 2021

Your educational journey is our inspiration! At Northern Gateway Public Schools, we understand that every student is unique. Teachers, support staff and leadership work together to create personalized,…

Grade 9's entering Grade 10

Posted on April 15 2021

All Grade 9 parents/guardians were invited to attend a virtual presentation on Tuesday, April 13 which outlined Grade 10 programming as students transition to Senior High. If you were unable to attend…

Annual Art Show 2021

Posted on March 25 2021

Tour with us through the halls of Hilltop as we virtually showcase the extraordinary talents of our Art students at the 2021 Annual Art Show! Hosted by our phenomenal Art teacher Ms. Zack and featuring…

Spring Break

Posted on March 24 2021

  No School Reminder There are no classes Monday, March 29 to Tuesday, April 6 for the spring break, Easter Monday and a Board Approved Non-Instructional Day. Classes resume for all NGPS students on…

Parent Survey

Posted on March 19 2021

We want to hear from you! Parents, please check your email inboxes. We are asking parents/guardians to take a few moments to complete a short survey, which will assist us in planning our daily operations…

Rotary Youth Adventure Citizenship Program

Posted on March 11 2021

The Whitecourt Rotary Club is looking for students between the ages of 16 – 19 who are interested in taking part in a Virtual Rotary Adventure in Citizenship. The student chosen will be sponsored by…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on March 8 2021

Our Parent/Teacher Interviews for Quarter 3 are scheduled for Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. To book an interview with your child’s Teacher, find the bookings tab in our menu to register.…

New RAP Opportunity

Posted on March 5 2021

Check out this new RAP opportunity with Whitecourt Transport

Planning for Student Success: share your feedback…

Posted on February 26 2021

Your Voice Matters Northern Gateway Public Schools seeks your input as we plan for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. Your feedback as students, parents, staff and leaders is an important part of our…

Introducing Jaron Osborne

Posted on February 23 2021

We are proud to showcase our very own, Jaron Osborne! Through the support of community partnerships with CAREERS: The Next Generation and Alberta Newsprint Company, Jaron was able to pursue and thrive…

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 24!

Posted on February 23 2021

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that began in 2007 when a student in Nova Scotia was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. Since then, Pink Shirt Day has been recognized annually around…

New RAP Opportunities

Posted on February 17 2021

We are thrilled to share two new Registered Apprenticeship opportunities now available at Alberta Newsprint Company. Deadline to apply is March 5, 2021. For full details: ANC Rap Opportunity All interested…

Open for Registration!

Posted on February 8 2021

We are now open for registration for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are wanting to register your child for the upcoming school year please contact us at 780-778-2446 to set up an intake meeting. Our…

New RAP Opportunity

Posted on January 22 2021

New RAP Opportunity with Pembina Pipeline. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.  For details on how to apply: Pembina RAP Position  Career Next Generation RAP Application      

REVISED Exam Schedule

Posted on January 18 2021

Please make note of a couple small changes for Grade 9 exams.  Exam Schedule    

Women in Trades Virtual Event

Posted on January 13 2021

Attention Female Grade 9-12 students interested in trades. The next virtual session of this series is happening on February 17 so make sure to register soon and take advantage of this unique opportunity…

Exam Schedule

Posted on January 8 2021

We are thrilled to hear that students will be returning to in person classes on Monday, January 11, 2021, we have missed you all! Students will be returning to finish off the Quarter 2 term. The last…

Return to In-Person Classes, January 11!

Posted on January 7 2021

On November 24, 2020, the Alberta government introduced a series of enhanced COVID-19 measures that impacted all Alberta K-12 schools. These temporary measures were set to be in place from November 30,…

2020

Holiday Greetings from Hilltop High!

Posted on December 18 2020

NGPS Christmas Vacation and Return to Learning Schedule

Posted on December 17 2020

CHRISTMAS VACATION - DECEMBER 18, 2020 - JANUARY 1, 2021 ALL GRADES RETURN TO AT-HOME, ONLINE LEARNING: JANUARY 4-8, 2021 ALL GRADES RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING AT SCHOOL: JANUARY 11, 2021 Please continue…

I'll Be Home Christmas

Posted on December 17 2020

Christmas has always felt magical and miraculous. After the stress and anxiety of the last ten months, we need the hope and peace of the Christmas Season more than ever before. Even if you’re not…

Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 16 2020

Wishing all of our NGPS families an extra Merry Christmas and happy holiday break! The Christmas Break for NGPS students is December 18 to January 1.  Return to at-home, online learning: January 4, 2021…

Hilltop Staff Give Back!

Posted on December 8 2020

Hilltop staff got in the holiday spirit by participating in a unique opportunity to give back this year. Staff drew names and bought each other a toy or game they felt that staff member would have enjoyed…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on December 8 2020

Our Parent/Teacher Interviews for Quarter 2 are scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from 3:20 pm to 5:20 pm. To book an interview with your child’s Teacher, please visit hilltophigh.ca and find…

Shad

Posted on November 30 2020

Are you a Grade 10 or 11 dreamer? Shad2021 Online applications are OPEN! Visit us at Shad.ca   Every summer 1,000 trailblazing students spend 27-days at a Canadian university in seminars, labs and hands-on…

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced…

Posted on November 25 2020

Alberta Government announces new series of enhanced COVID-19 health measures, ENHANCED public health measures: Stop the Spike. On November 24, 2020, the Alberta Government announced a series of new COVID-19…

2019-2020 Annual Academic and Athletic Awards - Grade…

Posted on November 19 2020

Grade 12 Individual Awards   Construction Award    Zachary Stoyles ~ Sr High         Cosmetology Award     Brianne Kerr ~ Advanced   Athletic Awards Athlete of the Year        Alyssa…

2019 - 2020 Annual Academic and Athletic Awards -…

Posted on November 19 2020

Grade 11 Individual Awards   Art Awards                                  Kristen Cook ~ Introductory   Automotives Awards    Declan Finan ~ Sr High   Computing Awards      …

Parent Email

Posted on November 18 2020

Due to technical difficulties an incorrect letter was inadvertently sent to our entire school community. We apologize for the error and want to assure our families that personal phone calls were made…

2019-2020 Annual Academic and Athletic Awards - Grade…

Posted on November 18 2020

Grade 10 Individual Awards Art Awards                                    Jorie Johnson ~ Advanced   Computing Awards       Jorie Johnson ~ Sr. High Graphic Design…

2019-2020 Annual Academic and Athletic Awards - Grade…

Posted on November 17 2020

Grade 9 Individual Awards Art Awards                   Stephanie Cunningham ~ Art 9   Computing Awards      Simon Puddicombe ~ Jr High 3D Design Jacob Stoyles ~ Jr High Graphic…

Celebrating Success

Posted on November 12 2020

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Grade 12 Valedictorian, Emma Schlosser. We were thrilled to see Emma today and present her with an impressive and well-deserved haul of academic awards, including the…

LEST WE FORGET

Posted on November 10 2020

Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities on November 11, 1918.  In gratitude, we stand with our communities to honour and reflect on the sacrifices and…

To Run or Not to Run? School Bus Transportation and…

Posted on November 10 2020

Preparing for Winter temperatures and road conditions With Winter weather upon us, families are reminded to take necessary precautions for inclement or severe weather. When the safety of transporting…

Congratulations

Posted on November 4 2020

We would like to recognize the following staff members who are receiving their long service awards this year and thank them for their commitment and dedication to Northern Gateway Public Schools.   Kevin…

Halloween at Hilltop

Posted on October 28 2020

Halloween is coming to Hilltop High! Friday, October 30! Show us your best costume for a chance to win a prize! Reminders: Costumes must follow school dress code. No weapons or replicas. No masks (except…

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Posted on October 23 2020

Our Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Interviews will be held by telephone between 4:00pm and 8:30pm. We are excited to introduce a brand new website…

Explore Post-Secondary Options Virtually

Posted on October 21 2020

Our school has the opportunity to take part in a virtual event hosted by ELAA (Educational Liaison Association of Alberta) where ALL of the different colleges and universities in Alberta are available…

Graduation/ Scholarship Meeting

Posted on October 2 2020

Class of 2021 grads and grad parents, we will me holding our Graduation/Scholarship information Meeting virtually this year, on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm. All Grad parents will be sent a link to…

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: Phyllis Webstad and the story…

Posted on September 29 2020

Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 to honour Residential School survivors and their families, to remember those children who didn't come home and to encourage and support awareness of the individual, family…

COVID-19 Information - Student illness STAY AT HOME…

Posted on September 18 2020

This summary, based on the September 2020 Government of Alberta update, COVID-19 Symptom-Student illness, provides further clarity to parents about the ‘isolation’ period or ‘stay home and minimize…

NON-MEDICAL FACE MASKS: WHY USE? WHAT TO CONSIDER?…

Posted on September 11 2020

NGPS 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook updated September 10, 2020. To read more on the NGPS Mask Protocol please see Section 1 - Provincial Health Measures, Pages 9-14 of the Handbook. WHY USE A NON-MEDICAL…

More Back to School Information

Posted on September 1 2020

More Back to School Information Once again, we want to thank everyone for their cooperation and patience as we navigate through this process. In addition to the previous email sent to our Hilltop families…

Daily health screening required for all NGPS staff…

Posted on August 27 2020

We all have a role to play in keeping schools healthy. Before coming to school each day, all staff and students must use the Government of Alberta's screening questionnaire - the COVID-19 Alberta Health…

Back to School Information

Posted on August 26 2020

We have been busy in our preparations to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for students to return to and have outlined a few important details below. We will be operating our year on a Day 1, Day…

WELCOME BACK! School starts next week!

Posted on August 24 2020

Board approves change to 2020-21 school year calendar. The first day of school is Wednesday, Sept 2; however, many schools have staggered start dates. Schools will share information with you specific…

Re-Entry Staggered Start Dates

Posted on August 20 2020

Welcome back Chargers! We are so excited to see you all again! We will be using the following staggered schedule for our return back to school to ensure staff and students feel safe and confident upon…

School health measures now include mandatory masks

Posted on August 6 2020

On August 4, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced that the use of masks will be required when students and staff return to school.  Students from Grades 4 through 12 will be required to wear masks…

Back to School

Posted on August 3 2020

We are less than a month away from back to school! Below is some helpful information to prepare you for the 2020-2021 school year. We look forward to seeing you all! •School supply lists for Grade 9…

EDITED Re-entry: Students will return to In-school…

Posted on July 22 2020

The Government of Alberta announced yesterday that students will return to in-school classes under Scenario 1, with near-normal daily operations and added health measures. This means that daily in-school…

Hilltop student appointed to Minister's Youth Council!

Posted on July 15 2020

Hilltop Jr/Sr High School student Maddy Martell will represent her school community, Northern Gateway Public Schools, and the voice of rural high school students on the Education Minister's 2020-21 Youth…

Looking Ahead! NGPS releases 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry…

Posted on July 8 2020

As promised, we are pleased to share the Northern Gateway Public Schools, 2020-21 COVID-19 Re-entry Handbook. The Handbook will guide our collective response to COVID-19 and operations for the 2020-21…

RAP OPPORTUNITY!

Posted on July 7 2020

A-Tech Mechanical in Whitecourt is interested in hiring a student for the Registered Apprenticeship Program as a Heavy Duty Mechanic. To apply please drop off your resume and a completed Careers Next…

Schools Out For Summer!

Posted on June 29 2020

Have a great Summer!

Graduation Ceremony 2020

Posted on June 25 2020

Class of 2020, tomorrow is the big day!   Live feed will be available when the ceremony commences on Friday, June 26 at 9:00am-10:30am through our YouTube channel below   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeDi7HFJIY1H8Elyx58bZcg…

Promotional Video

Posted on June 19 2020

Are you new to Hilltop? Take a look into the halls of Hilltop with this Hilltop Media production video and hear what graduate Emma Schlosser has to say about her time at Hilltop.  https://youtu.be/3Y1GRX5TKa0

Thank You Vital Signs

Posted on June 19 2020

We want to give a huge shout out to Vital Signs in Whitecourt for printing over 200 yard signs for our graduates on short notice and at an unbeatable price. Thank you for supporting our Hilltop grads,…

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Posted on June 18 2020

Hilltop history was made! Today, we celebrated over 100 students who worked incredibly hard to achieve their high school diplomas, and they did it during a pandemic! We applaud you on your outstanding…

Welcome

Posted on June 16 2020

Welcome to Grade 9  Grade 8's or soon to be Grade 9's, we can't wait to meet you! Here is a short presentation on what to expect when you come to Hilltop High. Watch for more information coming soon.…

Another Grad Announcement

Posted on June 15 2020

Class of 2020, we are coming your way! Staff is so excited to announce that we are going to be visiting every single graduate this week and we are bringing gifts. Keep your eyes peeled for the grad bus…

Graduation Day Announcement

Posted on June 15 2020

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT Class of 2020, we have exciting news! Due to student requests and the Alberta Health regulations recently changing, we will now be holding a short grad ceremony on June 26. However,…

Virtual Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps

Posted on June 2 2020

Summer Boot Camps are back and now open for registration! These virtual career exposure programs give students the opportunity to explore their interests, learn new skills and earn credits! There is no…

Class of 2020

Posted on June 1 2020

Class of 2020, first, let us say we are so proud of you all. You have overcome obstacles like no other grad class. You have nearly completed high school and you did it during a pandemic; what an accomplishment!…

Division surveys students, staff and families on re-entry…

Posted on June 1 2020

Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS) is planning for the 2020-21 school year and what it may look like for students, staff and families. While any return to school will be managed under the guidelines…

Last Day of Classes and Returning Resources

Posted on May 29 2020

The last day of instruction for the 2019-2020 school year will be Monday, June 22. We ask that all school resources be returned on Tuesday, June 23. Students and parents are asked to please follow the…

We Miss You!

Posted on May 1 2020

Watch this heartfelt video! The Staff at Hilltop High share their message to students. You are so missed! “Sometimes you’ll never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.”- Dr. Seuss(This…

A Message from NGPS

Posted on April 24 2020

Please review the attached letter to parents from our NGPS Superintendent Mr. Andrea 

Student Course Selection

Posted on April 23 2020

Included below are the course selection forms for students for their classes for the 2020-21 school year.  These are the same forms that have been shared by teachers in Google Classroom to their students. …

Proof of Residence required for NGPS students

Posted on April 23 2020

As part of the regular registration process, proof of residence is now required for all Northern Gateway Public Schools students. Parents will be required to provide a copy of their resident legal land…

Paper Assignment Drop Off/Pick Up Time

Posted on April 17 2020

If you have requested paper materials, please be advised of our new pick up and drop off time effective immediately. Student Assignment Drop Off/Pick Up Wednesday’s Only9:00am-3:00pm Please ring the…

Junior Forest Ranger Program

Posted on April 2 2020

The Junior Forest Ranger program is a key training tool for future wildland firefighters and forestry workers, and it’s not going anywhere! We will increase and continue to monitor safety measures to…

UPDATE MARCH 29, 2020 - 9:28 a.m. Funding to School…

Posted on March 29 2020

  On March 28, 2020, the Education Minister announced that resources to school divisions will be adjusted to match an at-home learning environment. At this time, Alberta school divisions are expected…

HOW ARE YOU DOING?

Posted on March 27 2020

No, really. How are YOU doing? Take a pause... and think …. how are you doing? Let’s take a moment to do a self- assessment: How is your heart rate? How quick are your breaths? Your shoulders: how…

Personal Belongings

Posted on March 26 2020

Any students who were unable to retrieve their personal belongings from their lockers last week will be permitted to do so based on the schedule below. Friday, March 27Grade 9 : 9:00 am -10:00 am onlyGrade…

Continuing Student Learning

Posted on March 24 2020

As shared by the Minister of Education last week, all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will continue to receive learning opportunities at home, either through online means or through other accommodations,…

Information for Parents/Students

Posted on March 23 2020

Chromebook Usage/Borrowing Students requiring to borrow a Chromebook have been contacted and we have a schedule in place this week for pick-up by appointment only in an effort to reduce the number of…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 20, 2020 - 10:32 a.m. - Important…

Posted on March 20 2020

**Grade 12 Diploma Exams canceled. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented change to us all. It has also brought us together. Our entire NGPS staff family has been working hard to develop instructional…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 18, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Information…

Posted on March 18 2020

The school division appreciates your patience and resilience in the face of this unprecedented interruption in the normal operations of public education in the province. We realize that the school closure…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 16, 2020 Information for Families…

Posted on March 16 2020

While many parents have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the closure of schools in the province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as learning communities and Alberta…

Admittance into the Building

Posted on March 16 2020

Starting Tuesday, March 17, we will allow students/parents into the school to get materials/personal belongings in a scheduled, controlled manner to limit the number of people entering the school at…

Personal Belongings

Posted on March 16 2020

While many parents/guardians may have questions regarding yesterday’s update and the immediate closure of schools in the Province of Alberta, there are still many uncertainties for all of us as a school…

COVID-19 UPDATE MARCH 15, 2020 All K-12 Classes Canceled

Posted on March 15 2020

As of March 15, 2020, the Government of Alberta has announced a province-wide school closure. All classes are canceled indefinitely. Children are expected to stay home. The safety of our students and…

Postponed Events

Posted on March 13 2020

Please be advised the following Hilltop events have been postponed until further notice: - Parent/Teacher Interviews - Fine Arts Night- Party Program - Grad Formal Dance- Grad Senior Supper - All Athletic…

Edwin Parr Nominee

Posted on March 11 2020

We are proud to announce that one of our very own, Mr. Tayler Button, has been selected as the Divisions Edwin Parr nominee for this year. Congratulations Mr. Button! 

Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Posted on March 9 2020

It's Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so fortunate for all of the substitute educators who serve our school! Thank you for all you do! 

A Message from Alberta Health Services

Posted on March 4 2020

Important Information from Alberta Health Services regarding the Coronavirus.  

Pink Shirt Day is Feb 26

Posted on February 13 2020

Pink Shirt Day is an anti-bullying movement that is celebrated around the world, every year, on the last Wednesday in February. As schools, we teach, model and practice kindness, empathy and inclusion…

Important Information about Coronavirus

Posted on January 31 2020

Please review the following important messages about the Coronavirus from Alberta Health Services and Northern Gateway Public Schools.   An Important Message from NGPS   An Important Message from Alberta…

We can build it!

Posted on January 24 2020

Looking for a playhouse or wood shelter? We can build it for you! Hilltop Construction students are looking for Framing Course Customers! This Hilltop Construction course will be building playhouses and…

Dedicated Staff at Hilltop

Posted on January 16 2020

The staff at Hilltop High School devote many hours of their personal time beyond their classroom duties to provide students with many extracurricular activities. The visual below depicts their dedication.…

2019

Student Spotlight

Posted on December 18 2019

Student Recognition Name: Ayden Mytrunec Grade 12 Ayden recently took part in a unique football training opportunity where he had the chance to meet and be coached by several CFL athletes. He participated…

Watch Your Back

Posted on December 14 2019

Another spectacular Hilltop Drama performance, written and produced by B&G Productions! Congratulations to the entire cast of “Watch Your Back”! Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Watch Your…

Cribbage with Seniors

Posted on December 9 2019

Mrs. Woodfords Math students spent Friday afternoon playing cribbage with our local seniors. #Numeracy #CriticalThinking #EngagedConversation #Community #WeLoveMathGames

Impact of the Provincial Budget

Posted on December 6 2019

Northern Gateway Public Schools is facing a budget shortfall this school year. While Maintenance and Transportation Funding will receive modest increases, the loss of Class Size, School Fee and Classroom…

First Aid Course

Posted on December 3 2019

FREE First Aid/CPR/AED course for Hilltop students Monday, December 16 & Tuesday, December 17 Only 16-18 spots available Register at the front office  

Teen Book Club

Posted on December 2 2019

Month two for this student led Teen Book Club! Be sure to check it out! 

Drama Production

Posted on November 26 2019

You won’t want to miss this spectacular performance, written and produced by one of our very own Ms. Sandy Gartner and Hilltop Alumni Ty Babiuk, starring our outstandingly talented drama students. Tickets…

Jr Girls Basketball Roster

Posted on November 26 2019

Jr Boys Basketball Roster

Posted on November 26 2019

Basketball Referee Clinic

Posted on November 26 2019

Basketball Referee Clinic  Sunday, December 1st. Hilltop High School Cost $45 per person You will be certified to referee Jr. Basketball games. If you are interested in refereeing Sr. Basketball games…

JV Girls Basketball Roster

Posted on November 22 2019

JV Girls First Practice is Monday, November 25 at 5:30 Hilltop Gym Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Nov 27 at 5:30 room 502  

Sr. Boys Basketball Roster

Posted on November 22 2019

Sr. Boys Mandatory Meeting (player only): Today, November 22 at 3:30 in Rm 207

Sr. Girls Basketball Roster

Posted on November 22 2019

Sr. Girls Practice: Monday, November 25 at 3:30 pm Sr. Girls Parent Meeting: Monday, November 25 at 5:00 pm in Rm 502 JV Girls Practice: Monday, November 25 at 5:30 pm

QLE: The Heart of Teaching and Learning is Quality…

Posted on November 14 2019

There are many supports in place to enhance the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) for NGPS students. Quality Pedagogy, or the practice of teaching, is a main focus, as it is the heart of teaching and…

2018-2019 Academic/Athletic Awards Night

Posted on November 7 2019

It was a night to remember!  A record breaking full house of honoured guests at Hilltop’s Annual Academic/Athletic Awards ceremony last night. 280 awards were presented for the 2018-2019 school year!…

It’s Your Life To Live

Posted on November 5 2019

Thank you to our special guest Mr. Grant Aune for your impactful and informative “It’s Your Life To Live” presentation today. Mr. Aune was an RCMP officer for over 25 years, specializing in the…

School Bus Transportation and Inclement Weather

Posted on November 4 2019

To run or not to run? Winter weather and driving conditions bring questions about school bus transportation. Are the buses running today? Should the buses be running today? Why aren’t the buses running…

CATS FOOTBALL

Posted on November 1 2019

The CATS Football team is gearing up to take on Sturgeon in the Provincial Quarter Final. Come cheer on the CATS on their home turf at Graham Acres , November 9 at 1:00 Let’s go CATS! #quarterfinals…

Study Resources

Posted on November 1 2019

Any students who wish to order study resources through Castle Rock can do so by ordering directly online at https://schoolorders.solaro.com/2108. Orders will be shipped to Hilltop for your convenience.

QLE: How a Culture of Wellness supports student learning…

Posted on October 23 2019

Mental, Social and Physical well-being impact learning. A Culture of Wellness, with a focus on these three domains, is foundational to developing a Quality Learning Environment (QLE) within Northern Gateway…

Parent Teacher Interviews

Posted on October 21 2019

Hilltop High School Parent Teacher Interviews  Wednesday, October 23  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm   Interviews will be held on a drop-in basis. If you are unable to attend and would like to schedule an appointment…

Emergency Response Planning in NGPS Schools

Posted on October 17 2019

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can occur anywhere at any time. During an emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and…

The Focus of the Quality Learning Environment is Learner…

Posted on October 10 2019

The focus of the Quality Learning Environment (QLE) is student or learner centered. Everything we do as Educators, from how we teach and what resources we use, to how we assess learning and plan for instruction,…

How is your child supported in a Quality Learning…

Posted on October 9 2019

Alberta Education Minister visits Hilltop

Posted on October 7 2019

It was an honour and our privilege to have Alberta Education Minister, the Honourable Adriana LaGrange tour our school today, along with MLA Long, MLA Getson, Superintendent Andrea and the NGPS Board…

NGPS students supported in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on October 3 2019

The Quality Learning Environment (QLE) in NGPS is our commitment to assure learners are successful and learners are supported.  The core elements of the QLE are made up of quality pedagogy (the practice…

Every Child Matters

Posted on September 29 2019

In the spirit of reconciliation and hope Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013. It…

Safe at School: HOLD AND SECURE

Posted on September 19 2019

Being safe at school means working together with our community partners, parents and first responders. Understanding the terminology that schools and responders use can help. Hold and Secure means classes…

Sr. Girls Volleyball

Posted on September 9 2019

Introducing the 2019-2020 Sr. girls volleyball roster. Congratulations Chargers! #GoChargers

Picture Day

Posted on September 8 2019

Monday, September 09, 2019 Order forms are available at the front office or order online at mylifetouch.ca. 

Welcome Back from NGPS!

Posted on September 2 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! We hope you enjoyed the summer break and are excited for a new school year. The beginning of each school year is a special time for us all – students, staff and families…

Welcome Back Chargers

Posted on September 2 2019

Welcome Back Chargers Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. We hope you are looking forward to an exciting year of learning. At Hilltop High School, our mission is to accommodate students in a welcoming…

I matter, I've got this, I'm just getting started!

Posted on August 26 2019

OUR STORY NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE YOU CAN LEARN HERE From the students, to the teachers, to the principals and staff. Because here, education happens every minute, in every corner, of every school. Here,…

Meet the Staff

Posted on August 21 2019

Summer is coming to an end and a new school year will soon begin. Our office is back open, Monday-Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. We are still accepting new student registration. Registration packages…

First Day Back is Sept 3!

Posted on August 7 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 is the first day back to school for nearly 5,000 Northern Gateway students! Preview important dates with the 2019-20 School Year Calendar. Northern Gateway Public Schools (NGPS)…

Summer Boot Camps 2019

Posted on July 13 2019

Gateway Academy’s Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps have wrapped up for another year. This year marked the third year Northern Gateway Public School’s has offered students in our community and surrounding…

Class of 2019

Posted on June 29 2019

Congratulations to the graduating Class of 2019, thanks to many for supporting Hilltop High School’s 52nd graduation ceremony. To our dignitaries and honored guests who shared their congratulatory…

Happy Summer!

Posted on June 27 2019

TO OUR STUDENTS We hope each and every one of you has had an amazing year of learning and growth! Each day you inspire us with your individuality, achievement and potential. Your journey as a student…

Schools Out for Summer!

Posted on June 27 2019

Have a Fantastic Summer! We have come to the end of another school year and Hilltop High School wants to thank all of the staff, students, Friends of Hilltop, our community partners and the many volunteers…

Salute to our 2019 graduates!

Posted on June 18 2019

As you stand in this very special place, marking both an ending and a beginning, we hope you pause to enjoy the magnitude of your achievement. From your first moments in Kindergarten, to your adventures…

Survey: Alternate Seat Fee for school bus transportation

Posted on June 12 2019

Please share your thoughts with us in this short 3-question survey! Click here to take the three minute survey! Northern Gateway Public Schools is looking to find out how many parents/guardians are interested…

Summer Boot Camps for Students!

Posted on June 6 2019

Explore your options this summer in technology, the trades, business, health sciences, the arts and more! Registration is now open for our Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps! Click here to register! These…

We're Hiring!

Posted on June 4 2019

Calling all Science teachers...join the Hilltop family! https://bit.ly/313CFCp

Class of 2019 Gives Back

Posted on May 30 2019

Recently the Hilltop High School grad class held their annual Senior Supper. We are incredibly grateful to the Whitecourt Senior Circle community for their generous donation of over $1000.00 to the Class…

Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps

Posted on May 28 2019

Free Summer programs! Gateway Academy Career Exposure Summer Boot Camps are back for the Summer of 2019 from July 2-12.   Explore your career options while earning high school credits. There are many…

Important Parent Information Meetings

Posted on May 28 2019

Grade 9 Information Meeting/Registration (students entering grade 9) June 6  7:00 pm Hilltop Gymnasium   Grade 10 Information Meeting (students entering grade 10) June 10 7:00 pm Hilltop Auditorium

Ten new teachers inducted to the profession!

Posted on May 10 2019

Ten NGPS teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new…

Class of 2019 Spring Formal

Posted on May 10 2019

Thank you to Hilltop Media and student photographers Kenneth Zadderey and Hannah Clarke for capturing these amazing moments from the Class of 2019 Spring Formal! 

Track and Field Meetings

Posted on April 29 2019

Track and Field Junior High - Wednesday, May 1 at 11:50 am in the gymnasium. Senior High - Thursday, May 2 at 11:50 am in the gymnasium. For more information please see Mr. St. Louis.

It's Education Week!

Posted on April 29 2019

Alberta celebrates Education Week! The first Alberta School Week (Education Week) was held December 2–8, 1928. Its purpose then, as it is now, is to call attention to the importance of education and…

Fine Arts Night 2019

Posted on April 15 2019

Another successful Parent/Teacher Interview night. Thank you to all the families that joined us tonight. Thank you to our amazing staff! The night included a showcase of students talents in the Fine Arts.…

Trustee Tour 2019

Posted on April 4 2019

It was an absolute pleasure to have our NGPS School Board Trustees visit Hilltop today. The Trustee tour included a light painting demonstration from the Hilltop Media class, a look into Computers, Art,…

Spring Open House

Posted on April 4 2019

Parent/Teacher Interviews will be on April 11 from 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm on a drop-in basis. We will also be holding our Fine Arts Night and Grad Dessert Auction that evening.

Track and Field Coach Needed

Posted on March 26 2019

Education Planning 2019-22

Posted on March 21 2019

NGPS held its annual 3 Year Education Planning session with division leadership, trustees and school principals on March 18. Superintendent Kevin Andrea says it was an opportunity to reflect on the…

Substitute Teachers Appreciation Week

Posted on March 11 2019

We proudly recognize the valuable service that substitute teachers provide to students while teachers are away from their classrooms and we thank you for your contributions to Hilltop High School. 

Key Study Guide

Posted on March 7 2019

Key Study Guides are now available to purchase. Please return your order form and payment to Ms. Greenshields by March 22. Key Study Guide 

FOH Meeting Rescheduled

Posted on February 20 2019

Please be advised the Friends of Hilltop School Council meeting scheduled for tonight has been postponed to Wednesday, February 27. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Important Notice

Posted on February 15 2019

Notice of Hold & Secure at Whitecourt schools: At approximately 1:00 pm today, Whitecourt schools initiated a voluntary Hold & Secure as a precaution while police investigated an incident in downtown…

Responsive Instruction in Quality Learning Environments

Posted on February 15 2019

Building a culture of excellence through Quality Learning Environments (QLE) Key Domain: Responsive Instruction Responsive Instruction considers the needs of all learners so they can achieve success,…

Thank You

Posted on January 11 2019

The Sr. Girls basketball team would like to thank T.A. Enterprise for generously sponsoring team hoodies.