Last week, the Co-op Department and this semester's co-op students held a hot buffett Co-op Appreciation Breakfast to thank all of our co-op employers for taking students this semester. There was an Open house for the Tech Department at the same time. Members of the community, tradespeople, and local businesses came out for breakfast and an opportunity to tour the Tech Department classrooms. The Tech Department wishes to thank everyone who dropped in to tour our Tech classrooms that morning.
Together, the events brought in more than 120 people into our high school. We would like to thank Heather and all the ladies from Nutrition Management for making the amazing breakfast for this event. The Co-op Department would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our valued employers who took the time and effort to take on a CHSS co-op student this semester. They received a plaque and Co-op calendar to display at their business as a thank-you.
We had computer designers, plumbers and welders, teachers and nurses, and many more occupations represented with this semester's co-op placements. What will next year bring?
That will depend on the students of CHSS and their future career aspirations!
The final evaluations for all semester 1 classes have started and will continue from now until January 28, with formal final evaluations running between January 23 and 28. All students are responsible for knowing their final evaluation schedule and the expectations of them for each of their classes. Teachers will be available every day for extra help if students need it and all the students need to do is plan help sessions with their teachers. Thursday, January 29 is a PD Day and semester 2 begins on Friday, January 30.
At approximately 12:30 pm on Monday, January 12, police received a 911 call and, as a result, they determined that there was a possibility that a person with a weapon was on CHSS property. The police contacted CHSS and asked us to lock the school down, which we initiated at about 12:35 pm. Police arrived quickly and apprehended a person who fit the description provided by the 911 caller. This adult is not a CHSS student, and is not currently a student at any area school. Once this person was apprehended, police embarked on their investigation to determine the existence of a weapon. That search determined that no weapon existed, and the lockdown was ended at approximately 1:55 pm. Period 4 classes were in place by 2:10 pm and the school day ended without further interruptions. All students, bussed and otherwise, were able to return home at the normally scheduled times. CHSS administration commends the efforts of all staff and students, as well as the police officers, for their professional and serious response to the potential threat to everyone's safety.
Graduating students will have the opportunity to have their grad photos taken in the library seminar room from Monday to Friday, January 12 - 16 by Adanac Images. Many have already signed up for their session and there are more spaces available. Sign up in the main office. Remember to have your sitting fee with you when you arrive for your photo shoot.
On Wednesday, January 14, CHSS will welcome future Phoenix and their parents for an open house. The event will kick off with a spaghetti supper at 5:00 pm in our cafeteria. After brief introductions and welcome addresses at 6:15, enthusiastic CHSS students will provide guided tours of the school and our staff will make presentations and provide all of the information needed to make the transition from grade 8 to grade 9 smooth and seamless. There will be many activities in our varied subject areas and our future Phoenix will be kept busy as they learn all about their next school. Please call the school at 519482-3471 if you have any questions.
Now is your chance to travel to Italy...the school board trip to Italy in July just had a couple of spots open up. If you were considering going, this is a chance that you can't pass up again...you were just meant to go!! The trip starts in Siena for one week, then off to Venice for a long week and then to the greatest little, Italian village, Frascati (outside of Rome) for the final week. Come and see Mrs. Durnin in Rm 223 asap, or email at email@example.com. Remember, there is grant money available and it is given per school. Since CHSS has very few trip applicants, you have a very good chance of receiving grant money to help pay for the trip.
On Thursday, December 11th, the CHSS Music program under the direction of Mrs. Haines presented the annual Christmas Concert. Members of the Concert and Jazz bands, as well as some music classes performed a variety of sounds of the season to an appreciative audience of parents and community members.
Wednesday, Jan. 14th is the grade 8 Parent night. The inclement weather date is Jan. 15th. We are having a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5:00 p.m., and at 6:00 the band is playing in the gym. Grade 8 students eat free when accompanied by an adult, and all other family members are $2.00. At 6:15 a tour will start and all participants will tour all grade 9 subject areas. Things will wrap up around 8:30 p.m. when there will be a draw for prizes in the cafeteria.
This is a reminder that the CHSS Music Department's annual Christmas Concert will be held on Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 pm in our large gym. This year's event is called "Sounds Of The Season" and, as in every year, features the wonderful musical talents of our students. We hope that you will be able to attend and enjoy what promises to be a great performance.