2016 VFS – Sisler HS Scholarships

VFS – Sisler HS Horizon Scholarship

The 2016 VFS – Sisler HS Horizon Scholarship goes to Janelle King.

2016 VFS – Sisler HS Merit & Excellence Scholarships





Get a head start on your dream Creative Arts Career @ Sisler High School

Hope you enjoy our 100% student made (4 days to make) Sisler IDM 2016 promotional video!

This is Winnipeg. A lot of cool stuff happens here. What we do in our school is one of them. We don’t just learn, we create.

About Sisler IDM 2016 from Digital Voices on Vimeo.

This guy just made a video game. Did you code all that?! These guys just made a movie. And since we like to do everything professionally, it means they did the storyboard, script, filming, foley, ADR, editing and producing. Did I mention they were in high school? She’s got superpowers. She can bring anything to life…through animation. This guy can fly! In front of a green screen. Pssh. Advance movie making stuff. This guys the next best graphic designer, and spoiler alert, his work is awesome. Hey there! And all this is just the tip of the iceberg. Each year, students create innovative projects that blow away the competition. And what makes all of this possible is our unique IDM courses.

We have game design, app development, coding, classical and 3D animation, film production, visual effects, asset development, graphic design and the list goes on and on. And our courses don’t just apply to highschool students but to elementary and middle school as well. Just ask this guy (Shaugnessy Park Intervew). Our program is designed to get students way ahead of the game, so they don’t have to worry about catching up. Sweet stuff right? We also provide an environment similar to the industries, where we don’t just teach the software, we teach the skill set.

And these aren’t the only things that put us on top of the food chain. We’ve also got amazing teachers to back it up (Teacher’s interviews). Oh, and this guy MADE the IDM courses. Thank you! (Leduc: You’re welcome) So yeah, we’re pretty awesome, and the numbers speak for themselves. In 2010-11, we had 318 students in IDM and Graphic courses. In 2012-13, 421. In 2013-14, 433. Right now (2015-16), it’s at 680 and next year (2016-17), it’ll be 796! Pretty impressive right?
Oh by the way, we’ve also formed partnerships with multiple post-secondary institutions that provide our students with privileges like no other. Here are just a few: (Shows title graphics. Our partners include Red River College, the University of Winnipeg, Unversité de Saint-Boniface, Frontier Schools, New Media Manitoba, Media Smarts, Girls in Gaming, MOSMA, an audio production school). For our partnership with MOSMA, it means having the privilege to use their recording studio at any time! Just ask the head himself! (Show’s MOSMA interview)) These partnerships make sure our students get the best of the best, even after high school! Oh and I forgot to mention, we’re the only high school in the world that has a partnership with VFS. We’re basically best buds. Through VFS and Soapbox.ed, we’ve been able to introduce students to professionals from all around the world. And the coolest part is we’ve formed multiple scholarships with VFS that have reserved our students over $52 000 in scholarship funds. And there’s a lot more where that came from.
In Winnipeg, we make sure our students get educated by the best so that they can work for the best.
And the icing on the cake, students get (a chance) to live their dreams. Pretty cool eh?
Or so yeah, that’s us. Pretty cool eh?

Learn more at: www.sislerIDM.com


Attention IDM students … 60% Tuition Reduction

Receive a 60% Rebate on your eligible post-secondary tuition fees Start saving with the Manitoba Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate By providing post-secondary graduates with a 60% income tax rebate on their eligible tuition fees, the Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate helps recent graduates like you pay for your education […]

VFS is Unreal – Game On Camp 2, Day 1

VFS is Unreal – Game On Camp 2, Day 1   Learning Outcomes: By the end of this workshop, you (the student) should be able to: Know and describe what visual scripting is. Create and edit visual scripts Script basic player movement Script the spawning of enemy AI Use triggers […]



Game On “Unreal Camp” Day 2

Day 2, this is Unreal Learning Outcomes: By the end of this workshop, you (the student) should be able to: Know and describe what visual scripting is. Create and edit visual scripts Script basic player movement Script the spawning of enemy AI Use triggers to create scripted events. Create and […]

Sisler Industry Talk & Hands on experience (grades 4-9)

Sisler Industry Talk & Hands on experience Battle Cards: A lesson in game design, feedback, and balancing.   Lesson Plan: This workshop serves as a lesson in balancing characters as a game designer, with the popular game League of Legends serving as a case study and example . The students get […]



Create UNREAL games at Game On – April 26-28

VFS intensive “Unreal” Game Design & Coding Workshop for Teens   Schedule Tuesday April 26th Wednesday April 27th Thursday April 28th   AM (9:00-11:45)   Visual Scripting Workshop (Unreal Engine) grades 10-12 Visual Scripting Workshop (Unreal Engine) grades 10-12 Visual Scripting Workshop (Unreal Engine) grades 10-12 AM Schedule VFS Workshop – Visual Scripting […]

VFS bound Spartans spend their last day at Sisler IDM mentoring students

Your Future is bright! VFS bound students Moises & Daniel spend their last day in Winnipeg at Sisler IDM with future VFS applicants.   Thanks for the inspiration. Good luck at VFS! You guys are amazing.

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Game On 2 & intensive VFS Game Design Workshop for Teens

Game On 2 & intensive VFS Game Design Workshop for Teens   Participating Schools Stanley Knowles, Lansdowne, Andrew Mynarski, Meadows West, Isaac Brock, Shaugnessy Park, Isaac Newton, Prairie Rose, Luxton   Schedule Tuesday April 26th Wednesday April 27th Thursday April 28th   AM (9:00-11:45)     Visual Scripting Workshop (Unreal Engine) […]

Animator & Visual Effects artist Ben Sanders – March 23

Date:  March 23rd, 2016 (10:30 am – 11:30 am) Location:  Studio 57 at Sisler High School Presenter:  Ben Sanders Workshop Objective: Ben’s portfolio Ben’s pathway to his career Interactive discussion about “Life in the Animation and Film-making industry, Livestream: http://www.twitch.tv/finespline About Ben Sanders: Twitter: @finespline00 Website: http://finespline.com. FineSpline is a play on words, referring to […]

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Sisler Animation students learned how to draw superheroes with artist Derek Brueckner

How to draw Superheroes with Derek Brueckner – March 14 Workshop Times:  9:00 am – 10:00 am CDT & 12:55 pm – 1:55 am CDT Google Hangout:  Invite will be sent out at 8:30 am. How to Participate:  Email us through Twitter @SislerIDM About the Session: Introduction:  about Derek and his work (I will briefly show some […]

Say hello to your dream job! – March 8th 9:00 am – 11:45 am

Say hello to your dream job. VFS is coming to Sisler on Tuesday, March 8th to showcase why their one-year, intensive and production-focused programs make VFS your best option for kick-starting a career in the entertainment and creative arts industry. Sign up in room 57 today. Kiss the idea of […]


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2015 Student Media Projects (Digital Voices Class)

Here are some examples of the fantastic work done by our grade 11 & 12 students from semester 1. These media projects were created by students from the Digital Voices Digital Media Project Management course (www.digitalvoices.ca). The Mirage: A genius lives a lonely existence, known to no one except his […]

What’s Your Story Video Contest…win $10,000

More Details: https://whatsyourstory.trendmicro.com/video_contest/ The Basics: You must be 13 or over to enter this contest.  If you’re under 18, you will need parental or guardian approval. You can also compete as an individual or a school. Read the rules for more details about who exactly can compete. The  Prizes: There are two (2) […]

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Register for Post-Grad Programming at Sisler

If you have graduated (or are graduating) from high school? Are you interested in a career? Are you under the age of 21? Sisler High School offers options for pros-grad students interested in Interactive Digital Media at no cost! Registration begins on March 3rd.

2016-17 Course Registration Information

Elective Course Registration begins on March 3rd, 2016 Hey students, On March 3rd, students will be expected to register their course selections for the 2016-17 school year.  Register early to secure your spot in IDM, ICT, and Graphics classes.    

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Winnipeg among the world’s most intelligent communities, says New York think-tank

Winnipeg is among the world’s top seven most intelligent communities, according to New York-based Intelligent Community Forum.  Sisler High School provided a major contribution to Winnipeg’s application.  Two other Canadian cities made the think-tank’s list: Montreal, Quebec and Surrey, B.C. …CBC News Winnipeg was chosen because it is a model of […]

Sisler students deliver Vine & A.R. workshops @ the National Media Literacy Week Conference

Sisler IDM students lead the way… 10 students from the Sisler High School Interactive Digital Media Program​  and 3 of our teachers partnered with MediaSmarts, Manitoba Teacher Society, Twitter and others from our community on November 2 for an engaging morning exploring what it means to be a good digital […]

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VFS Scholarships… One Sisler grad will qualify for up to a $19,000 scholarship

VFS GRADE 9-12 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP Sisler and VFS have established an educational media pathway. Identified Sisler High School course pathway applicable to the student’s preferred Vancouver Film School program. Merit Scholarship System applicable to students enrolled in Sisler courses. Qualifying students must: successfully apply to VFS within one calendar year upon […]