Important Dates in March
March 4-Parent Information Session on Course Programming (7pm)
March 5-11-students select courses for next year (due March 12)
March 8-Destination Imagination Regional Tournament all day at Highland
March 14-Last day before Spring Break!
March 15-30-Spring Break
Highland's Valentine's Day Goes Viral
Highland's Got Heart! And now hundreds of thousands of people know it! A reporter from CHEK TV confirmed that their news piece on Mrs. Davidson has had more hits than any other story they have ever run! We have lots to be proud of-from Ms. Hood-Tanner's beautiful mural and the leadership of Sadie Cameron and Ginger Long in reaching out to Mrs. Davidson, the now famous Comox resident who has been warming the hearts of Highland students for six years with her genuine, heartfelt waves from her front window. The video can be viewed here:
The story has even got the attention of some big networks, like CNN, who, despite thinking that we live in Ontario, added the Mrs. Davidson story to their New Day segment:
Thanks to everyone who made this event happen-we have a great school with a ton of heart! :-)
Programming for the 2014-15 School Year
Over the next week, students will be selecting their courses for the coming school year. There is a PARENT INFORMATION EVENING on Tuesday, March 4 to introduce programs and answer questions about courses and programming here at Highland. It's a 7 pm in our Multi-Purpose Room. Please see below for our Course Programming Guides to peruse Highland's many course and program options.
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.
This event is a fun way to learn and is a mandatory part of their graduation transition credits at Highland. Students will receive credit towards graduation for participating in the event.
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, March 5 (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: