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Welcome to Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus
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August 2015 Principal's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back from summer holidays. Hopefully, everyone had a fun, enjoyable and relaxing vacation.

This is a big year for our new school, Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus and Stettler Outreach School and there are many changes from last year for our students, staff and parents. I would ask that you please be patient and to pay particular attention to all of the information that you will be receiving to inform you of these new changes. You will find on our website, a Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus school timetable with both timetables for our Junior High (7-9) and High School (10-12) students included, your student's individual timetable (10-12 only). Our school day starts at 8:55 A.M., from Monday to Friday and classes will end at 3:25 P.M. on Monday to Thursday. On Fridays and P.D. Mondays classes will end at 2:15 P.M. Please check your summer mail out for information on school pictures, a Clearview School Division calendar, a fridge magnet that will help to keep you informed about the activities occurring in our school as we begin the year, information on our new “KEV” system (Cash payment on-line), information on parent passwords for our Student Information System (Maplewood), as well as your child's report card if it was not picked up at the end of June.  

Last year was our second year of being involved as a high school with the Provincial Initiative of “Moving Forward With High School Re-Design, which was an off shoot of the “High School Flexibility Enhancement Pilot Project” that we piloted in our school for 4 years prior to that. This means that all of the great and new programs that we introduced in our high school over the last six years will be continuing. As a school, our priority will be to continue to offer innovative programming to push our students and school to the forefront of education in the province.

The staff of Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus is committed to a Teacher Advisor (TA) (10-12) and Character In Action (CIA 7-9) System as one of the foundations of our High School Re-Design efforts and school philosophies as well as one of the fundamental educational principles of our school. The primary goal of our Teacher Advisors and Homeroom Teachers is to provide each student at Wm. E. Hay Secondary School a small group environment in which to explore topics relevant to success not only in a secondary school environment but also after graduating from high school. Each high school student is a member of a TA group consisting of approximately 16-18 students from grade 10-12. The TAís role is one of mentoring and advocating for the student. In addition, the TA will be responsible for monitoring the student's progress in all subject areas, their attendance, assisting the students in their daily organization and helping them set realistic goals leading to the completion of course work and the attainment of their high school diploma. Our Teacher Advisor (TA) classes (grades 10-12) are multi-graded and students are looped. This means that your student will have the same TA for their entire high school education at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus. If parents or students have a concern with their TA, please make an appointment with our Student Services department to discuss your concern. Also, please remember that we would like to have you contact your student's TA as a first point of contact if there are any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of their education.

Our TA's should be contacting the parents of the students in the TA class early in the school year. If you have not heard from your child's TA before the mid point of semester one, please feel free to contact them.

The Teacher Advisor Program at Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus has been and is a very successful program. Our students can all benefit from the skills and attributes learned during these TA classes. This program does take time and energy, but the benefits to our students are enough to make it very valuable and worthwhile.

High School students need to remember that TA is a regularly scheduled class and as such they need to be in attendance. Attendance during TA Classes is mandatory and will count towards exam exemption. Students who have more than six absences in their TA Classes per semester will be required to write all of their examinations. There will no longer be “Flex” blocks in our school but our grade 11 and 12 students will have the opportunity to still access extra help from their teachers during TA classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays if needed. Grade 10 students will remain in their TA classroom and will be monitored by their TA's to ensure that they are staying caught up on their school work.

Junior High School students will have CIA (Character In Action) classes twice a week on Monday and Fridays and FBI (Flex Built In) classes three times a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdayís. During CIA classes, students will be in their homeroom groupings and they will be going through the “The Leader in Me & 7 Habits” program. During FBI time students will be given “Extra Structured Time” to enhance their learning. Two out these three FBI classes will be focused on Humanities while the third class will be focused on Math/Science. Teachers will be creating various sessions for students to sign up for based on each individual student need by grade and subject area. We are hoping that our students will be able to use either a paper passbook or an electronic google document to sign up during the week of learning activities being offered by our staff.  

The Character In Action (CIA) program will be continuing as part of the programming as we transition our students from Stettler Middle School to Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus. Grade 7-9 students will be in single graded homerooms for the year, which will also be the same groupings for their CIA classes. The students CIA and homeroom teacher will be the same person for the year. The homeroom/CIA teacherís role will be one of mentoring and advocating for the student. In addition, the homeroom/CIA teacher will be responsible for monitoring the studentís progress in all subject areas, their attendance, assisting the students in their daily organization and helping them set realistic goals leading to the completion of course work and the achievement of grade promotion. Our homeroom/CIA teachers should be contacting the parents of the students in their homeroom/CIA classes early in the school year. If you have not heard from your childís homeroom/CIA before the mid point of November, please feel free to contact them.

Parental involvement is an important aspect of student achievement. Parents will be encouraged to maintain frequent contact with their student's Teacher Advisor/homeroom teacher in a partnership, which has as its major focus, the progress and well being of each individual student. Students need to be in attendance at school and we would like to work with you to be sure that your student is making attendance a priority in order to give them the optimal chance to be successful.   

All students will be issued I.D. cards at the start of the school year and again this year students will need to have their I.D. cards on them at all times during the school day. Grade 7-9 students will be issued gold colored I.D. cards and grade 10-12 students will be issued green colored I.D. cards. Students will need their I.D. cards to access all services and activities provided by the school.  These services and activities will include, the Learning Commons (library), Student Services, school dances and our student exam-writing centre. Students not possessing an I.D. card when asked to do so may be denied these services. If students lose their I.D. cards, they will need to see Mr. Morris or Mrs. Lavalee to get it replaced and they will be charged $5.00 for their new one.   
Student timetables are individualized and it is very unlikely that any two student's timetables will look exactly alike. I would ask that you take a few moments to examine your student's individual class timetable. It may have a course that you did not select on your April registration form, or it might have a blank space (Grade 7-11's should not have any blank spaces). This could be due to conflicts in our master timetable between courses that you have selected or it could be because you have missed a prerequisite course. If your studentsí timetable is completely blank, there should be a sticker on it explaining why with instructions of when to come in so that we may build a personalized timetable for them. Please stop by the main office and we will be more than happy to help you.

If your student is planning to drive to school this year, they will need to register their vehicle with the School Resource Officer (SRO). There will be no parking fee for the year, all that we ask is for students to register their vehicle and that you help to keep our parking lot free of litter and garbage. Reserved staff parking is on the West side along Memorial Park and the East side along the Catholic Church. Students parking in the reserved staff area will be warned and kept track of by SRO. Students that continue to park in the reserved staff area may be towed. More information regarding parking at school will be available on our first student orientation day.

School will start with an orientation on Wednesday, September 2nd for Grade 10,11 and 12 students and Thursday September 3rd for Grade 7, 8 and 9 students. On these days, students will gather in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC) starting at 8:55 A.M. to meet their Teacher Advisor (TA)/homeroom/CIA teacher and to complete the orientation and registration process. If you are new to our school, you should find out who your TA/homeroom/CIA teacher is before entering the PAC. You will find lists posted in the hallway outside of the main office, which is located at the North end of the school adjacent to the PAC. Should you have any problems, please feel free to ask any teacher for help or go to the main office. All students will be in school together starting on Friday, September 4th for the start of regular classes. Picture Day for all students will also be on Friday September 4th.

As a school, we do not provide a list of school supplies for our grade 10-12 students for you to purchase because of the variety of optional programs that a student could be enrolled in. On the first day, students in high school will need a binder, some paper and a pen. As your student goes to classes, their teachers will give them course outlines as well as any unique supplies pertinent to that class. Otherwise, they will only need the basic materials that they would normally use in school.

Grade 7-9 students were supplied with a list of school supplies at the end of June when their report cards were picked up. These lists are also available on our schoolsí website www.wmehay.clearview.ab.ca.  Junior students will also be receiving course outlines on the first day of school and students should have basic school supplies with them on the first day.  

I would like to remind any parents with outstanding fees to please make payments as soon as possible. All students attending Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus will be levied a flat instructional fee. For grade 10-12 students a fee of $135.00 ($67.50 per semester) and $115.00 ($57.50 per semester) for grade 7-9. Parents may expect to be invoiced for this year's fees early in the school year. Parents are also encouraged to pay your school fees on-line using our new KEV cashless system once your account is set up and you are invoiced.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call Mr. Baharally, school principal, at 403-742-3466 or e-mail  

Welcome Back.  School resumes September 2, 2015.  

Bus No.
Bus No.
Big Valley Area:
Erskine Area:  
CLARK, Allan
BEEBE, Shelley
DOLAN, Cheryl
FISHER, Cheryl
STEVENS, Jocelyn
Stettler Area:
ADAIR, Frank
Botha Area:
BEAGAN, Cherryl
KLATT, Brenda
KLATT, Gordon
PASCHKE, Rayleen
KOBI, Bonnie
MAGEE, Harry
PINDER, Michelle
Byemoor Area:
KEITH, Sandra
WATSON, Margaret
STULBERG, Rosemary

Donalda Area:                                                               

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