Academic  and Career  Planning Counselling

  1. Academic Planning
  2. Career Awareness
  3. Registration of New Students
  4. Assistance in Course Selection
  5. Provision of Student Transcripts to current students
  6. Involvement in Grade 9 Orientation
  7. Provision of Post-secondary information
  8. Assistance with post-secondary application process (Awards, Transcripts, Applications, post-secondary requirements, etc.)
  9. Post- secondary visit co-ordination

Academic Services
After grade level Course Selection presentations, students are encouraged to meet with the Career Counsellor to discuss their choices who may make suggestions in light of the students expressed goals. When needed the Counsellor will meet with students to discuss course change options.
Educational & Career Planning
Information on hundreds of career and educational institutions is available at Student Services. A computer program called Career Cruising is also available to each student to assist them with the initial exploration process. This program begins with a personality test that will then be used to discuss personal strengths and interests and how these may be matched to colleges and careers. Students are encouraged to make use of the various resources in Student Services and are encouraged to talk with the Career counsellor concerning their educational plans and career options. While the counsellor will talk with student concerning their goals at various times over the course of the year in and through various presentations and one-on –one meetings, the students are always encouraged to initiate these meetings and to make use of the resources as often as needed.




Daily Announcements

Friday, April 26, 2019

Day 1


In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day:

Rice of the Day:

Pizza of the Day:

Lunch of the Day:



This is a reminder for all those who are attending DramaFEST to bring your permission forms and final payments to Mrs. Salmon by Monday, April 29.


Track and Field

All event forms, consent forms and fees must be into Mrs. Baldwin by today, in order to be able to participate in the upcoming District Meet. If you have not done so already, please see Mrs. Baldwin to confirm your events. Sunday’s practice will be at the Acadia track for all runners, long jump and triple jump. Practice runs from 6:30-8pm.


Best Buddies

The Hoop It Up fundraiser set for today will be rescheduled. Please listen to announcements for a new date.


Sr Girls Softball

The game scheduled for Monday has been moved to Windsor.  Practice today is outside at the usual time.



Today the library is celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day. If you would like to have a poem to carry around today and hopefully share with others, come to the library any time to choose one. Poetry is a great way to add a note of humour, pathos, or thoughtfulness to your day.


Just a reminder that there are only two days left to experience the library’s Poetry Creation Stations. Come and try your hand at Blackout, Book Spine, Found, Magnetic and Paint Strip Poetry.


It’s time again for the annual SYNC free audiobooks for teens program. Every year, starting now and continuing for 14 weeks until the end of July, Audiofile Magazine and Overdrive provide 2 audiobooks each week that are connected by theme. They can only be downloaded during that week and are replaced by another 2 books the next week. A link for the SYNC program is on the library’s Leisure Reading webpage and posters about the current set of audiobooks is in the library window. The week runs from Thursday to Wednesday.


In the first two audiobooks, which are available from April 25-May 1, listeners will find that friendship matters, whether you're close to home or on the run! Swing, a free-verse poetic story, will speak to anyone who’s struggled to find their voice and take a swing at life, and in Blink and Caution two street kids get tangled in a plot over their heads—and risk an unexpected connection—in this heart-pounding thriller.


Junior Ambassadors

We will be meeting with the Spirit Squad in Ms. Fougere’s room at Middle School lunch. If you cannot attend, please let Ms. Murphy know in Student Services.


Jr. Girls Basketball

There will be a short meeting for all members of the Jr. Girls Basketball team at the beginning of Middle School recess in Mr. Bunin’s room.


Music Department

Make the most of your weekend to polish up your music for Festival. Sr. Concert Band members - remember to bring your uniform to school on Monday. We will be leaving for our performance at 1:30 pm on Monday.

Are all consent forms in to Ms. Helms?? Bring them to the Music Room TODAY!!



Good luck to the AP Seminar cohort 3 students today who are presenting their final presentations. Good luck today.


NKEC in the News

Congratulations to Ellen Laurence whose 46 goals, 24 assists and 70 points in 23 games broke the Female Hockey league’s scoring record by 9 points. Ellen also helped her team to a provincial championship, was second in scoring at the Atlantic championship and, at the Canada Games led Nova Scotia with 6 points in 6 games. As a member of the Halifax Fire Ellen is competing in the Esso Cup. Ellen will be attending St. Mary’s next year to play hockey for the Huskies and study engineering.


Table tennis   

Good luck to all NKEC table tennis players as they compete in the NSSAF regional Championships located here at NKEC. Players from grades 8-12 will be playing today and tomorrow in the gym. Wish them all good luck.


Table tennis players are asked to meet in the cafeteria to help set up the gym at the start of noon.

Specials Week April 23-26

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Day 7


In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day: Broccoli Cheddar

Rice of the Day: Beef

Pizza of the Day: Hawaiian

Lunch of the Day: Breaded Chicken Burger, Choice of Fries $5.25