Highland Secondary School 2014/15

INFORMATION ABOUT SEPTEMBER START UP AND TEACHER STRIKE ACTION

Please find a very important letter below from Superintendent Sherry Elwood on District policy regarding September school start up as of 2:20 pm on Friday, August 29.  Information about bus schedules can be found on the School District Website at www.sd71.bc.ca

First Day Schedule

When the first day of school is upon us (we're hoping its very soon!), the following first day schedule will be in effect:

8:55-Warning Bell

9:00-9:30-Assembly in the gym for grade 8's only followed by House Assemblies for grade 8's only

9:30-10:30-Advisory Group for grade 8's only

10:30-11:00-Hot dogs and celebration for grade 8 students

11:00-11:15-AG for all students (grades 8-12)

11:20-11:40 -  C Block

11:45-12:05  - D Block

12:10-12:30  - A Block

12:35-12:55  - B Block

12:55-Grades 8-11 students dismissed

1:00-1:20- Grade 12 students to AG for an introduction to grad transitions

 

GRAD PACKAGES FOR 2014 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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