Important Dates in December!
December 2, 3, and 4-Grad photos in the multipurpose room.
December 4-India Exchange parent meeting in the library at 7 pm.
December 5-Highland's Got Talent at lunch in the multi-purpose room.
December 11-PLC Day. Early dismissal.
December 12-Highland Christmas Concert at 7 pm in the gym.
December 20-Highland Christmas Assembly
India Cultural Exchange Comes to Highland!!
In May of 2014, Highland Secondary will be hosting a group from Rayat International School from Chandigarh, India. The group of 10-14 students and teachers will be here to experience life and our educational community in the Comox Valley. Currently, we are looking to identify a group of interested host families to participate in the exchange. These students will hopefully participate in a return exchange to India next school year. Interested students and parents are invited to an information meeting for host families on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 pm in the Highland library. Please see the attached flyer at the bottom of the page for more details.
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
November Newsletter Below
Exciting news about Highland's month of October as well as the lead up to the Christmas holiday!
PLC Day Schedule
Our next PLC Day is Wednesday, December 11 (more information at bottom of this page) and the schedule is as follows:
9:00-9:57 (B Block)
10:00-10:57 (A Block)
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: