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,
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!