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.
This year, the annual Student / Staff hockey game raised over $1000 for the Huron County Christmas Bureau. Students could buy out of period four on Friday to watch the game. In a hard fought battle, the students prevailed 3-2 over the staff.
The CHSS Music Department, including music classes and all of our bands, have spent the past two days visiting all of the local elementary schools and entertaining the students and staff. These performances are not often available to the general public, but your chance to enjoy our exceptional musicians comes next Thursday, December 11 when they perform in the Sounds Of The Season concert in the large gym at CHSS starting at 7:00 pm. We hope you will be able to join us to enjoy the varied musical talents of our students.
On Tues., Oct. 28th, CHSS will be hosting the University Information Program beginning at 6:15pm in the large gym. There will be a short presentation at 6:15 until 6:25pm in the large gym by a University rep and individual university presentations will begin at 6:30. Students and their parents may attend three university presentations, all 30 minutes in length. Presentations will be from 6:30 to 7:00pm, 7:05 to 7:35pm, and 7:40 to 8:10pm. From 8:10-8:30pm, there will be a walk about period where those in attendance can speak with university representatives, pick up written materials, and network with representatives.
The CHSS School Advisory Council (SAC), sometimes called School Council or Parent Council, has a teacher representative, student representatives, and a principal . . . but no parents!! The admin rep, teacher rep, and student reps are intended as servants to the SAC, not the central core. Each school is required by Ontario law to have a SAC composed of dedicated and interested parents, one of whom must be the Chair of the SAC. It is much better, however, to see participation in the SAC as being an opportunity to share ideas about what is going on at CHSS and what could be going on so that our students can enjoy the best secondary school experiences possible. Please consider this important commitment and plan to come to the next meeting on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 pm in the CHSS library. Only four meetings are required throughout the entire school year, and this will already be the second one. I hope I'll see you there.
Interim reports for semester one classes will be mailed home on Monday, October 6. All grade 9 students will have one of these progress reports completed by their teachers. However, and this is a change from past practice, only those students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who are putting themselves at risk of being unsuccessful in one or more classes will have an interim report mailed to their homes. The interim report will highlight the reason(s) for the teachers' concerns.
Parent-Teacher Interview Night will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Thursday, October 16. All of our students' parents are encouraged to attend and engage in conversations with our teaching staff. Whether or not your child receives an interim report, you are always welcome to reach out to her/his teachers to discuss successes and areas where improvement might be warranted, and interview night is a convenient place for that to happen.
All grade 10 students, some Tech classes and All Co-op students to attend Career Fair on October 1st
The second annual Huron Career Fair will be held in Wingham on Wednesday October 1st. All the grade 10s, Co-op and Tech students from CHSS will be attending this free event. All students are reminded to bring back their permission forms asap. This is a great opportunity to meet with local businesses and colleges and Universities to network and plan for your future. The free bus will leave CHSS at about 8:50 a.m. and return to CHSS for lunchtime. Students can take part in Interactive Booths, various Presentations and also win door prizes!
Career Fair exhibitors include:
CKNX radio, Bruce Power, DuPontPioneer Hi-Bred Production, Hensall District Co-operative Inc., Hyndman Transport, Listowel Wingham Hospital Alliance, Brite-Span, Progressive Turf, Community Living-Central Huron, Huron Geomatics,