Principal's Message - May

May 2018 Newsletter

 

Our student registration process for the fall of 2018 is now almost complete; May 1st was the deadline for all student registration forms to be handed in but there are still a few students that have not done so yet. We will be trying our best to make sure that all students receive the courses that they have selected. However, students may not get everything that they have selected. This is usually due to the fact that there is a scheduling conflict between courses that are only offered one time during the year. It could also be that students were late with returning their registration forms or a particular course may have reached maximum enrollment. I would like to thank Mrs. Enyedy, Mrs. Lovell and all other staff members involved in our registration process for their time and energy spent in making sure that all of the meticulous details are taken care of. Our school truly appreciates all of your efforts, time and commitment.

Please be aware that there will be no school mail out or newsletter in September, there will be a newsletter e-mailed out at the end of August with pertinent school information. You may also check our school’s website www.wmehay.clearview.ab.ca to subscribe to our newsletter. Student timetables will be available to view and/or print from Maplewood (our Student Information System) in August. Students requiring any timetable adjustments may come into the school on Wednesday August 29th or Thursday August 30th, between 9:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. The first day back for grade 10,11 and 12 students is Tuesday September 4th and our grade 7,8 and 9 students will return to school on Wednesday September 5th. The first day back for all students is Thursday September 6th. Our school picture day will also be happening on Thursday September 6th and retakes will be on Wednesday October 24th. Information from Lifetouch, our photography company will be available on our website as well as in our August newsletter that will be e-mailed out. Notifications and reminders will be sent out through our SchoolMessenger messaging system, Facebook, Twitter, our School Website, our daily Memo as well as our outdoor sign. School calendar magnets showing important school year events will be available again but will not be mailed out.  They will be distributed to students to bring home at the start of the school year as well as available in our main office for parents to pick up.

Continuing in September 2018, Clearview Public Schools will be entering into the twelfth year of embedded Professional Days for all of their teaching staff. Embedded Professional Days allows teachers in all Clearview schools, the opportunities to work with the same grade and subject colleagues to plan units, lessons and projects together. It also gives teachers an opportunity to share common assessments, evaluations, teaching strategies, best practices and resources within their areas of expertise. Also, next year our teachers will again be spending time understanding and implementing the Ministerial Order, Curriculum Prototyping and the Inspiring Education document. Our staff will also be continuing their work on Google Apps For Education (GAFE) in our classrooms as well as continuing with Project Based Learning, as part of the regular classroom-learning environment. We have also taken on a new initiative with Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) that will be a part of our regular Professional Days. Next year’s school learning calendar is also on-line on the division’s website and on our schools’ website outlining all of the Professional Days in which the students will not be required to be in school. Also continuing in September 2018, Clearview Public Schools and Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus will be continuing with the refining of the delivery of our courses in a competency (mastery) based fashion as well as student assessment, evaluation, grading and reporting to reflect this practice.

Wm. E. Hay’s Graduation is fast approaching on May 26th and students are busy preparing for this very special and memorable day.  Our Valedictorian has been announced and I would like to congratulate Miss Robyn Yaremcio on being named this year’s valedictorian. Please remind your graduating student that they will need to be present at all the grad practices for the week of May 22nd to May 25th.

In an effort to support the work of Clearview Public High Schools and to help students prepare for the Alberta Diploma Examinations, Clearview Public Schools has entered into a partnership with Wolf Creek Public Schools and an Alberta based company “Rock the Diploma” to offer diploma preparatory courses for both Clearview and Wolf Creek students during the 2017 -2018 school year. The Board of Trustees has provided funding for these services to allow students to access this support without any cost.

Certified teachers with significant curriculum experience will be providing supports and content for these sessions. These preparation courses will be offered just prior to the Alberta Diploma Exams and take place over a weekend with a total approximate time of 18 hours of focused course support and review.  These sessions will be offered to all interested Clearview and Wolf Creek students FREE of CHARGE (Students must currently be registered in the corresponding course).  

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THOSE ATTENDING. Register online by May 18th.

Students that are interested in this opportunity MUST use the following LINK to register for any of the sessions.

Dates:  

  • SOCIAL STUDIES 30 SESSIONS: June 8th (Evening 5:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.), June 9th         (10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.), June 10th (10:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M.)          
  • BIOLOGY 30 SESSIONS: June 15th (Evening 5:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.), June 16th (10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.), June 17th (10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.)
  • MATH 30 SESSIONS: June 22nd (Evening 5:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.), June 23rd (10:00 A.M.    - 4:30 P.M.), June 24th (10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.).

Location:  Lacombe Composite High School

Cost: FREE  (transportation options available during registration)

Supper will be provided Friday and lunch and will be provided both Saturday and Sunday.

If you have any questions please contact your Math, Social, or Biology Teacher or your Mr. Baharally.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 403-742-3466 or e-mail me at nbaharally@clearview.ab.ca.

Thank you,

Mr. Baharally

Principal

 

 

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