Highland Secondary School 2013/14

Important Dates in April

April 1-Grads Vs. Parents/Staff Hockey Game (7pm)

April 4/5-School District Heritage Fair

April 9-PLC Day (Early Dismissal)

April 12-Destination Imagination Provincial Tournament

April 13-Grad Fashion Show Rehearsal

April 14-Grad Fashion Show

April 16-Aboriginal Day at Highland



Please visit the following link for information regarding possible upcoming job action: http://www.sd71.bc.ca/pdfs/district_news/301.pdf

Highland Hockey Skills Academy

Registrations are now being accepted for student athletes interested in the Hockey Academy.  This unique educational opportunity provides 2 on-ice skill development practices a week and gives you graduation credits for working on your game-all during school hours!  Information and application package available at the bottom of this page, or contact Pati Creamer (pati.creamer@sd71.bc.ca) or Lee McKillican (lee.mckillican@sd71.bc.ca) for more information.

Important Grad Information Below!

Please refer to the grad section of the website (STUDENT/PARENT tab with all the Grad information on the right) for updated dates of graduation 2014 events as well as the latest Grad newsletter.  Very important Scholarship and Bursary deadline information posted below and in the Grad Information tab.

Yearbooks Available Online

Yearbooks are now on sale for $45 each. This year you have the opportunity to personalize them with your name on the front cover for just an additional $5. Please pay at the money counter in the main office. Stock is limited so don’t miss your chance to own a Highland 2013/2014 yearbook.
This years yearbook is being produced by a dedicated group of students who are running yearbook as a club.  Yearbooks will also be sold online for $45 through the following website: https://sd71.schoolcashonline.com

PLC Day Schedule

Our next PLC Day is Wednesday, April 30 (more information at bottom of this page) and the schedule is as follows:

8:57-Warning Bell

9:00-9:57 (B Block)

10:00-10:57 (A Block)

10:57-11:47 (Lunch)

11:50-12:47 (D Block)

12:50-1:50 (C Block)


What is a PLC, anyway?

A PLC is a Professional Learning Community. It involves an on-going process in which educators work collaboratively in teams to achieve better results for the students they serve. The 3 Big Ideas that drive a PLC are:

1) The purpose of the school is to ensure all students learn at high levels
2) Helping all students learn requires a collaborative and collective effort
3) To help all students to learn we must focus on results (evidence of student learning) and use results to inform and improve our professional practice and respond to students who need intervention or enrichment.

At Highland, we believe that by giving educational staff’s collaborative time we will be far more effective in helping students learn. The collective educational wisdom on a staff outweighs that of any single staff member working in isolation in a classroom. The ultimate goal/purpose for incorporating PLC’s in SD#71 is to improve student learning.

We encourage all parents and students to check out all the information about PLC's on the school district website on the following link:


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