A Happy Summer Wish For All

The staff at CHSS wish everyone in our school community a happy and exciting summer break. We hope the weather will be perfect and that everyone enjoys their activities safely and memorably. New Student Orientation will take place on August 30 starting at 10:00 am. Our new grade 9 students, and new students in all grades, will be able to tour the school, meet some staff members, find their lockers, and see their new timetables. All new students and their parents are welcome. We hope everyone will be able to attend.

The 2017-18 school year will begin on Tuesday, September 5 and their will be a couple of new faces in the main office. Mr. Chris Smith is the new principal of CHSS and Ms. Eveline Wright is the new VP. We wish them, as well as the rest of our staff and students, a very successful start to the new school year.

 

Barn Quilt for IPM at CHSS

To celebrate Canada’s 150th and the 2017 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo, Central Huron Secondary School Staff and Students created a barn quilt and mounted it above the South East Entrance of the school on the 1026 wing, where it can be seen form Princess St.

The quilt was designed by staff member Tenille Doucet, and features a traditional school house. A red maple leaf in the top left corner symbolizes Canada’s 150th and the lamp of learning in the top right corner comes from the school’s crest. Students in the construction class sanded and primed the quilt board and the painting was completed by Doucet and Lynne Godkin, along with students in the art program and Principal George McEwan. Construction students built a wooden frame to mount the quilt and custodial staff along with Smith Construction mounted the Quilt on the school building. During the creating of the quilt, it moved around the building. The painting was completed in the art room, it was sealed in the auto shop and framed in the construction shop. Many thanks to all staff and students who helped and who gathered outside the school for a photo on the final day of exams.

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Staff & Student Aerial Photo
Central Huron Secondary-2
Schoolhouse with Maple Leaf and Lamp of Learning

Aerial Drone Footage

Thanks to Ryan Edwards-Kiss for piloting the drone to take the photo and footage.

We Need iPads and Chromebooks Returned!

The Avon Maitland DSB has decided to call in all board-issued devices . . . iPads and Chromebooks . . . for maintenance and repair. Every student must return her/his board-issued device by Tuesday morning, June 27. If the device can be returned sooner, then we encourage students to turn them in on Monday, June 26.

Final Evaluations

Semester Two final evaluations will begin on Thursday, June 22. All students should already know their final evaluation schedules and their teachers will be telling them what they need to do to prepare. All of our classes will have a final evaluation during the final evaluation period. Here is the final evaluation schedule:

 

Thursday, June 22     1:00 – 3:00 pm      Period 1 classes

Friday, June 23          9:00 – 11:00 am     Period 2 classes

Monday, June 26       9:00 – 11:00 am     Period 3 classes

Tuesday, June 27       9:00 – 11:00 am     Period 4 classes

 

Also, the AMDSB has directed that all students who have been issued iPads and/or Chromebooks must return them to us before the end of this semester. Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will be given clear instructions about this and we expect to have all of these devices returned to CHSS by no later than the end of final evaluations. Any questions about this new policy can be directed to the CHSS administration by phoning the school.

Grieving Our Loss . . .

The collective light that shines from the CHSS community has been greatly dimmed by the passing of one of our brightest, Tanner Steffler. Tanner possessed a very strong intellect that his teachers enjoyed very much. His friends were many and they were true . . . Tanner welcomed so many into his social circle with a warm smile and a big heart. Our deepest condolences go to Tanner’s family . . . he will be missed so much by so many here at CHSS.

May Events

Midterm reports were mailed out last week and everyone should have theirs at home by this time. If parents have not yet received a midterm report for each of their children who attend CHSS, they should call the school to request that another one be printed for them. If anyone has questions about the midterm results, they are also encouraged to phone the school to arrange to meet with one or more teachers.

Spring sports are in full swing. Boys and girls junior and senior soccer teams have enjoyed about half of their schedules while the track and field athletes are primed and ready for next week’s Huron Pert Meet in Clinton. Badminton Phoenix made it to WOSSAA in both junior and senior womens doubles!

Congratulations to our Envirothon Team for winning the Huron Perth championship! The team will travel to Peterborough in late May with Ms. Ross-Holton to represent our region at the provincial competition.