The designated dates for final assessments (commonly called "Exam Week") are from Thursday, June 18 to Thursday, June 25. Each class will have an assessment event on one of the days from Thursday, June 18 until Tuesday, June 23 and each student is required to attend these assessment events. The assessments will start at 9 am on each day and will run only in the mornings. Students must stay until 10 am on each day and may be required to stay longer depending on the nature of the assessment. This is a new process for CHSS in that, in the past, some classes won't have scheduled "final exams" in this week. Now ALL classes are required to hold an assessment event in that week. The Ministry of Education identifies these days as school days and expects students to attend on those days. Teachers will be giving students plenty of notice as we approach the end of the semester so that each student will know exactly what s/he has to do to prepare for and complete each final assessment.
On Friday, May 15, the CHSS Prom Committee will host a movie night. The fun starts at 7:00 pm and the featured film is Big Hero 6. This is a terrific family film that will entertain everyone.
On Saturday, May 23, the Prom Committee is also hosting the first ever CHSS Car Show. Lots of vintage cars and trucks from throughout the region will be on display in our rear parking lot for all to admire.
On Friday, May 8, students and staff at CHSS will enjoy the performance of hypnotist Gilles Bernard during an afternoon assembly. Community members and families can enjoy the same show on Friday evening at 7:00 pm. For only $5 and a maximum of $15 per family, you can be thoroughly entertained . . . perhaps even participate in the show . . . while helping support CHSS Student Council.
We are currently accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Photography Show and Silent Auction. Submissions can be made by staff, students, community members, alumni, and elementary students. Making a submission is free and unlimited. Please give your images unique names, and then once you have made a submission, please send an email to Jacqui Vercruyssen (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the following information:
Your Name (first and last)
List the images that you have submitted so we know which ones are yours.
Indicate if you are a staff member, alumni, community member, etc.
Please note that failure to send the email will result in your images not being part of the show since we will not know who they belong to.
You are welcome to drop your files off at the school, or else use the "Submit" button on the top left of the Chronicle site.
Thank you! On behalf of the Photography students at CHSS, we appreciate your involvement in this incredible event!
Tyler Leslie will be representing our school with her painting in the Exposure art show for the month of April at the Goderich Coop Gallery (on the Square). Opening reception will be Easter weekend, Saturday between 2:00 and 4:00.
Your last chance to buy a 2014/15 Yearbook is coming up. They will be for sale outside the cafeteria on April 8th, 9th, 27th, 28th and lastly April 29th! The cost for a yearbook is $35.00. If you are graduating, make sure that you fill out a grad survey. If you need a survey, come to room 314 to get one from Ms. Vercruyssen.
Remember, if you don't buy a yearbook... you WON'T get one in October when they are delivered to the school. Make sure you get yours NOW! They can also be bought online through the school's website (look to the left), but the last date for buying a yearbook either through the school or online is APRIL 29th... NO EXCEPTIONS.
All parents of our current students are welcome and encouraged to come to the CHSS cafeteria on Thursday, March 26 from 6 - 8 pm to meet our teachers and discuss your child's academic progress in semester two. You can just show up, but we recommend that you have your daughter or son book interview times so that more of your time will be spent in conversation with less time waiting. Please call us if you have any questions.
Interim reports will be mailed home for students this week. Not all students will receive an interim report. They will be completed for all grade 9 students and for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who have been deemed by at least one of their teachers as being at risk of not achieving their credit because of behaviour, academic struggles, or a combination of these factors. Determining this early in the semester is critical in that it allows our teachers to work with the students to turn things around and put them on the road to better achievement and credit success. Whether your child receives an interim report or not, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this semester's Parent/Teacher Interview Night on Thursday, March 26 in the CHSS cafeteria from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. so you can meet all of your child's current teachers.