Everyone will get a photo taken today for yearbook and student ID cards. If you want to purchase one of the terrific photo packages from Adanac Images, make sure you bring a cheque or cash with you to the photographer. If you bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank, you will receive 8 wallet-size photos absolutely free of charge! Have a wonderful day!
Welcome back! The 2015-16 school year is upon us and the staff at CHSS is keen to welcome all of our students to their new classes and new experiences. Tuesday, September 8 is the big day and we can't wait to greet everyone on their way in. School Picture Day will be upon us quickly . . . Thursday, September 10 . . . so students will need to be prepared to look their best for yearbook and student card photos and to have cash or cheques with them if they want to purchase photo packages. See you soon!
The final reports for semester two will be available for pick-up by students or their parents/guardians on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please note that the school will be closed at 3:00 pm in July and August as part of our summer hours. Summer office hours are 8:00 to 3:00 on the following dates:
Recently the CHSS Co-op department held their semi-annual co-op hot buffet appreciation breakfast to thank all of the supervisors and their businesses for taking a co-op student this semester. Co-op supervisors were not only treated to a hot breakfast, but they also received thank-you plaques, stickers, and a calendar with a picture of their co-op student as a token of our appreciation. Many of our students also received OYAP Participant Certificates for successfully completing their co-op.
The CHSS Co-operative Education Program and the Students of Central Huron Secondary School in Clinton would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all the businesses and organizations who agreed to take a CHSS co-op student during the 2014-2015 school year. Some students were hired, some will be apprenticed, but they all will remember their Co-op experience as something that helped them kick start a career. We appreciate the long hours, the patience, and the dedication our community co-op supervisors gave our students this year. It was truly appreciated.
If you would like more information about our co-op program, or if you are interested in having a co-op student, please contact Shane Taylor, Department Head of Co-op, Cope and Business at (519) 482 – 3471 Ext. 121.
On May 28, the CHSS Art students had art class on the beach! After viewing and critiquing art works in Blyth and Goderich Galleries, the grade 10 and 11 students ventured to Point Farms Park where they did a variety of sketches in the bush and then watercolours and pastel landscapes on the beach.
On Friday, May 29th the CHSS Music Department presented their 15th annual Cabaret Night, "Anchors Away", to a full and appreciative audience. This concert was organized by Leah Filiatreault, one of graduates who is also spending part of her semester as a co-op student with Mrs. Haines. All performing ensembles (concert band, wind ensemble and jazz band) and music classes were given the opportunity to show how much they have accomplished over the past few months.
Cabaret Night is our final concert of the year and a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our performing groups and to highlight our graduates. "Anchors Away" signifies our grads leaving and heading off to the next phase in their lives—whether that path brings them back to CHSS, takes them to post secondary school, or off into the work world. These students have been an integral part of our department for four or five years. We will miss each of them and we wish them great success in all areas of their lives.
For the first time, a dessert silent auction was added to the evening with tremendous success. Decadent items were donated by families and concert goers were able to bid on and take home these delicious treats. All money raised will be used to purchase new instruments.
During Cabaret, the music students also raised money through donations and the sale of chocolate covered Oreos made by students to help as Ben Dressler, a former CHSS Music grad, rehabilitates as a result of an accident a few weeks ago. The Dressler family have been a part of the CHSS Music Program for the last eight years and our students wanted to help out and support the Dressler family. Thanks so much to all the students who took part in Cabaret. It was an incredible night, and I am so proud of all your successes!
Semester Two final evaluations will conclude for all students with "Exam Week" from Thursday, June 18 to Tuesday, June 23. All classes will have an assessment event in the morning on those days and all students are required to attend those assessments. Period 1 classes will have their final assessment events on Thursday, June 18 starting at 9:00 am. Period 2 classes will have their final assessment events on Friday, June 19 starting at 9:00 am. Period 3 classes will be on Monday, June 22, and period 4 classes will wrap up their final assessments on Tuesday, June 23 . . . again, mornings only. If a student has a spare during any of those periods, that student is not required to attend school that day, although all students are welcome and encouraged to come to CHSS to seek help from their teachers in order to best prepare for their finals. Since all of the finals will run in the mornings, teachers will be available for assistance during the afternoons. If students have questions about this, they are welcome to talk to their teachers or stop in to the office. If parents/guardians have questions, you are welcome to call in (519-482-3471) and we will be happy to answer them for you.
Thursday, June 4 promises to be a magical and memorable evening for CHSS seniors and their guests. A huge tent will be set up and beautifully decorated in time for the opening at 7:00 pm and the fun and entertainment will continue until 10:00 pm. We are expecting about 200 revellers to enjoy the ambiance, the food, the dance music, and the camaraderie that all go together to celebrate the successful completion of another school year and, for some, the completion of their high school experiences. The weather looks perfect and we are all eagerly awaiting the chance to see our senior Phoenix dressed their best and having a wonderful time.