Highland Secondary School 2013/14

INFORMATION ABOUT PICKING UP STUDENT MARKS FOR END OF JUNE!

As per Superintendent Sherry Elwood's letter (attached on bottom of page), written report cards will not be provided to students for a variety of reasons, mostly related to ongoing strike action.  All three secondary schools in the district are making marks available to parents on a drop in basis over the next week, starting this afternoon, Friday, June 27.  These marks will be for GRADES 10, 11, and 12 ONLY! NO MARKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR GRADE 8 AND 9 STUDENTS!  As per the Superintendent's letter, all grade 8 and 9 students are being promoted to the next grade level and only grades from students on the Graduation Program track were considered essential for reporting under the latest Labour Relations Board ruling.

Office staff will have a copy of the term 4 and final marks for all grade 10, 11 and 12 students.  We are not authorized to give marks over the phone, as we cannot verify who is on the other end of the phone and for confidentiality reasons, we need to give these marks in a face to face manner. We are also not authorized to give a written copy of any of the marks that we have, though parents and students are free to copy the marks down on a notepad and take it with them. 

Students and parents of grade 10-12 students are welcome to come in Friday, June 27, Monday, June 30, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week, where office staff will make these marks available to you. 

We are also missing a great number of textbooks from our school library and we were really hoping that if parents or students were coming in to check marks that they could bring with them any textbooks or library materials from home for return.  Thank you very much for your assistance with this.

INFORMATION ABOUT REPORTING AND STRIKE ACTION DURING THE SUMMER

Please find a very important letter below from Superintendent Sherry Elwood on District policy regarding reporting marks for students and what things look like moving into the summer months.  It outlines how parents and students can ask about marks for Term 4, Summer School and September start up.

Have a great summer, everyone!

June Newsletter posted below!

GRAD PACKAGES FOR CURRENT GRADE 12'S WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP IN THE SECOND WEEK OF SEPTEMEBER

GRAD PHOTOS!

Michele Williams was the photographer at the graduation ceremony.  Click on the following links to see thumbnails of the photos she took as well as a slideshow she compiled.  If you would like to purchase any of these products, please contact Michele at michelewilliamsphotos@gmail.com.    Included with their report card, each grad will receive a 5x7 picture of themselves crossing the stage, as well as a group picture taken later at the school.  These pictures will be at no cost to the students.
 
michelewilliams.instaproofs.com  for thumbnails  the password is “highland”.
 
http://www.instaproofs.com/IPSlideshow_offsite.html?cid=2552002&uid=26954&eid=1049402&pid=09f34e513aeec1ba  for slideshow
 
Thank you and have a great summer!

PLC Day Schedule

Our last PLC Day is Wednesday, May 28 (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:


http://www.sd71.bc.ca/plc.php

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