Principal's Message - March
Our second semester is off to a great start. The start of semester two also means the start of graduation planning and the practicing of the “Grand March”. I would like to thank Mrs. Klevgaard and Mr. Aspenes for volunteering their time, knowledge and expertise to orchestrate our “Grand March” once again this year. There have been 2 Grad / Parent meetings and most of the parent grad committees have been filled. Thanks to all of the parents that have volunteered their time to be a part of Grad 2018. If you are still interested in helping with any of our grad committees, please call Mr. Aspenes, Mrs. Louise Peterson or Mrs. Liezil Vogel.
There are still a large number of students that have not paid their school fees and have outstanding accounts for the 2017-2018 school year. We have close to $35,000 of outstanding student fees that have not been paid (almost half of our student body). If you have not paid your school fees, I would ask that you take the time to clear your child’s accounts. Also, please remember that if students plan to be involved in extra-curricular activities, including Graduation activities, their school fees need to be paid in full before they may be allowed to participate. If your school account has been cleared, I would like to thank you for doing so. If you are having difficulties paying your school account or if you are not sure whether you owe any money for your child’s account please call our school.
Currently, we are working on our registration process for next year. Students will be starting to bring home information regarding their registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Please spend some time discussing your child’s choices of course selections as well as the recommendations from their previous report cards so that they may be placed in the appropriate level of academic courses for optimum success. Between the dates of April 20th – 26th our grade 7-11 students will be completing their registration during the school day. The grade 7-9 students will be completing the registration procedure on paper during their TA time with their TA teachers and the grade 10 and 11 students will be going to computer labs to complete their registrations for next year using the on-line myBlueprint software program. All parents will need to sign the consent form and have their students return them to the school by Tuesday May 1st. Your child’s registration will only be considered complete once they have selected their courses on line or filled in their paper registration form and the registration forms or parental consent forms are retuned to our school. Our Student Services Personnel and Administration will also be meeting with the Stettler Elementary School and Botha School grade 6 students on Wednesday April 11th in our Tri-Flex Room from 1:00 P.M. – 2:15 P.M. to discuss their programming for next year. Also on Wednesday April 11th all of our current grade 9 students, plus the Erskine, Big Valley, Donalda, Byemoor and Christ King grade 9 students will be going through an orientation in the PAC from 10:15 A.M.– 11:30 A.M. Our Parent information night regarding student registration will also be on Wednesday April 11th at 6:30 P.M. in the Performing Arts Centre. From 6:30 P.M. – 7:15 P.M. the presentation and information will be a Jr. High focus and from 7:15 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. it will be a High School focus. There will be more detailed information coming out in our April newsletter regarding all of our registration timelines and procedures. However, if you have any questions regarding our registration process please feel free to contact the school. If you will have a son or daughter in grade 12 next school year please remember to pay particular attention to all of the graduation requirements that are listed in our Course Offerings Book.
Our semester two Student Learning Conferences will be happening from now until March 22nd. TA teachers of our grade 11 students will be contacting you to set up an SLC time for you and your child. Also, our Semester Two Open House and Meet the Teacher night will be held on Thursday March 1st, from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. in our high school gymnasium. We will be hosting various sessions on topics related to programs that we use as part of our school information and reporting system. This night is also open to any parents that would like to find out how their child is progressing with their semester two courses or if you would like to just simply meet your child’s semester two teachers.
Early Intervention letters will also be mailed out by March 15th to parents that may have students are struggling in any of their classes at this point and time. If you receive an early intervention letter, it is strongly recommended that you contact the teacher that sent the letter to find out the reason and explanation for the letter coming home. You are more than welcome to call the school at 403-742-3466 to arrange an appointment with our teachers.
Our next School Council meeting will be held on Tuesday March 13th at 7:00 P.M. in the Learning Commons. If there are any items of interest to you that you would like me to address in the monthly newsletters or at our School Council meetings, please call or e-mail me (email@example.com) and we can discuss them. Finally, I hope that everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break (March 23rd – April 2nd). Classes will resume on Tuesday April 3rd.