It's Monday, February 23 and the extremely low temperatures have us on a 3-hour bus delay. Bus students will be arriving at about 11:45. We will run only afternoon classes on a week A schedule and at the usual times.
CHSS curling teams have “rocked” this season. The boys team consisting of Ethan Doig, Sam Steep, and Alex & Adam Vincent competed in the Ontario Curling Association (OCA) School boys playdowns for high school teams. They won the zone competition and regional competition to qualify for the provincial championship. The boys competed at Provincials in Woodstock on Feb 12th to Feb 14th 2015. They defeated the team from Gananoque High School in the finals to be the champions.
The three CHSS curling teams dominated the Huron County high school competition on Feb 10th and 11th 2015 in Wingham. The boys team consisting of Ethan Doig, Sam Steep and Alex & Adam Vincent were the champions by defeating St. Annes, F.E. Madill and GDCI, SHDHS.
The girls team consisting of Alanna & Laura Henderson, Sarah MacGregor, and Parker Doig went undefeated at the competition to be the winners. The boys team consisting of Ian MacGregor, Sean Mitchell, Stuart Perkes, Hayden Flood and Tys Brinke were the runners up. They lost only one game in the competition. CHSS swept the competition as all three teams advanced to the Huron Perth high school curling competition.
The boys teams were victorious at the Huron Perth Competition on Feb. 17th in Wingham. The boys team skipped by Ethan Doig were the gold medallists by defeating LDSS, St. Mikes, and CHSS #2 in the competition. The boys team skipped by Ian MacGregor were the silver medalist with a record of 2 - 1. The girls team placed 3rd at the competition with a record of 1 - 2. Team Doig advances to WOSSAA on March 2nd at the Vanastra curling club. Good luck!
I's Thursday, February 12 and buses have been cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. CHSS will remain open for study purposes only and for those who can get there safely. The status of tonight's Valentine's dance will be updated a little later this morning, so please stay tuned.
It's Monday, February 2 and CHSS buses are all cancelled again today due to severe weather. Semester Two classes will begin on Tuesday, February 3. The school remains open for those who can get there safely, although there will be no regular classes today.
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.