The first School Advisory Council meeting of the 2014-15 school year will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm in the CHSS library. All parents from the CHSS school community are encouraged to attend and participate in the culture of CHSS.
If you are interested in finding out information about travelling to Costa Rica during March Break in 2016, there will be a meeting in room 206 on Tuesday, September 16 at 12:00. Students who sign up before the end of October will receive a $150 discount.
Pizza and pop will be provided. Please put your name on the sign-up sheet on the door of room 206 or speak to Mr. Kuiper so the right amount of pizza can be ordered.
Welcome back to all of our returning Phoenix, to all of our new Phoenix starting grade 9 or coming to us from other high schools, to all of our international students who will be calling Central Huron home this school year, and to our new staff members!! The custodial staff have the school in great shape to start us off on Tuesday, September 2 and it looks like we'll sail smoothly into our first week.
Take note, everybody . . . school photo day is Thursday, September 4, so be ready to smile wide and give us your best shot for student cards, the yearbook, and your own photo packages!
School team tryouts and club sign-ups will start very soon, so pay attention to announcements so you don't miss a thing. All of the staff at CHSS are excited to welcome everyone . . . so let's get started!!
Today, the grade 9 students had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the school. They received their timetables, found their classrooms, and learned about extra-curricular activities and other basic procedures. We look forward to welcoming them into our school community.
CHSS continues to strive towards creating a positive, safe, and inclusive school community. We are looking to create a team of students who are interested in issues around equity and social justice. Members of the team will attend a workshop on September 29th with keynote speakers, Luca Patuelli and Tessa Trojan, and will be involved in school based strategic planning. We are also looking for parents/community members who would be interested in volunteering their time to work with students and staff on this initiative. If you are interested in being a member of this team or wish for more information contact Mrs. Bayer-Smith or Mrs. Durand.
Key Note Speakers:
Luca ‘Lazy Legs’ Patuelli
Born with arthrogyposis, a rare muscle disorder that limits motion in the joints, Luca has never let his condition slow him down. As seen on The Ellen Show and at the opening of Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics, Luca has overcome his limitations and discovered his passion for break dancing.
A member on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Ontario as an athlete representative. When speaking she shares her journey of how inclusive education opened up opportunities for her as an athlete and a student. Tess is currently a part-time student at Niagara College and graduated from the College Path Program.
Avon Maitland Schools need host families in all of our communities to open their homes to an international student. We have over 120 students coming in the fall from around the world, some for short stays of 4 weeks to 4 months and others for longer terms of a semester or full school year. Not only is it a great experience, host families are also compensated. Please share this post with all your friends!
On Thursday, Mr. Yates's Gr. 11 World History class visited the Maitland Cemetery near Goderich. The class had a pretty lively day looking at funerary architecture, etching death symbols, photographing gravestones, and analyzing ages and causes of mortality in the old and new sections of the cemetery. Overall, it was a 'fun-tastic' trip and everyone is dying to go again.
Planning is under way for a trip to Costa Rica in 2016. There are several benefits to signing up early. If you sign up before the end of June, 2014, you will get a $200 discount! Starting monthly payments now will only cost about $120/month. If you pay it in full, you are protected from any price increases.
For more information or to sign up, visit www.eftours.ca and use Tour# 1611097DH.
If you have any questions or would like more information, see Mr. Kuiper.
Last week, the CHSS baseball team defeated St. Anne's 6 – 2 in the final game of the season. The team had a great season, finishing the year with 1 win, 1 tie and 1 loss. The team would like to thank “Doc” Miller for his help at all the practices, in the dugout, as a basecoach, and as the ballpark caretaker. Since most of the players will be returning again to the team next year, there are high hopes for 2015. Go Red Go!