County Central May Hawk Talk

'Home of the Hawks'

Principal's Point

Dear parents and guardians,

In the coming weeks we will be commemorating the journey of our students, both academically and personally. On June 8th we will be holding our graduation celebrations: the ceremony will take place at 11:00am and the evening program will begin at 7:30pm. Both events will be in the CRC and are open to the public. Please note that June 8th is a non-instructional day for students in Grades 7-11: there will be no classes that day.

On June 14th we will be hosting our first ever Showcase Night to recognize the exceptional efforts of our students, both inside and outside of the classroom. From outstanding academic achievements to artistic endeavors and athletic triumphs, our students have consistently demonstrated their dedication, passion, and commitment to excellence and their accomplishments are to be commended. It is our hope that the Showcase Night will shine a light on all of the wonderful things our students are doing!

We have several field trips planned in May, including an exploratory trip to Olds College, and a Grade 7 trip to Frank Slide. We are hosting an orientation evening for the parents and guardians of Grade 6 students coming into Grade 7 on May 10th, and a meeting for our Grade 11 parents on May 16th to start planning for Grad 2024!

As we approach the end of the school year, I encourage our students to push themselves and finish strong. Final exams will be starting in the second week of June - a schedule will be released shortly - and we want our students to walk into those tests feeling prepared and confident.

Lastly, I would like to express my appreciation to our parents and families. Your support, encouragement, and involvement in our school community has been instrumental in our success this year. Thank you for entrusting us with the education of your children and for working with us to help them achieve their full potential.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any member of our staff. We are here to support you and your child, and we look forward to finishing the year strong together.


Leanne Hellman

B.Sc.Kin., B.Ed., M.A., M.Sc.

Spring Sports

Art TREX Show

Every year around Education Week Mr. Shain books a traveling art show through the Alberta Society of Artists Traveling Exhibition program. The pieces are always by Alberta artists and are selected from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts collection. The shows are always curated by theme. This year’s show is called “Montageries.” It explores ideas around memory

This exhibition features a concise selection of nineteen artworks from over 8,000 objects

of visual art held in the extensive permanent collection of the Alberta Foundation for the

Arts (AFA). Compositionally, each of the artworks selected were created by uniting many

varied components – montages of sorts – metaphorically highlighting that every artwork

stands as a small part of a much larger whole (the AFA collection). Multi-layered and

complex, the works included in Montageries are flashes of memory and times past that

we can now take a moment to reflect on and remember as we commemorate the

fiftieth anniversary of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ permanent collection in the

year 2022.

The show is up until the end of May and we invite any parents interested in seeing the work to drop by the school. If you come in the morning, Mr. Shain will try to take some time to walk through the show with you.

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School Yearbooks

There are still yearbooks available for puchase from the 2021-2022 school year. Once we have the fee set for this years book we will add that to School Cash accounts for anyone wishing to purchase one. As always those are added as optional items.

Math Puzzle Challenge

Hi families, below is our next Newsletter Family Math Challenge Puzzle. If you and your student are able to answer it together, you will get one entry for our draw, but if you are able to answer it using exponents, your family will receive two entries for our draw! The draw will take place at our awards ceremony closer to the end of the school year. Please send your response to before the May newsletter is released. Thank-you to the families who have sent in answers for our previous puzzles that started in January. Good luck everyone!

Good luck everyone!

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School Cash

With semester 1 being completed and the start of semester 2 starting now we are asking that all outstanding fees be cleared up. Anyone needing assistance with fees are encouraged to reach out to Ms. Hellman. If there are outstanding fees for options your student(s) may not be able to continue participating in option classes.

Fees & forms for athletics are available as well on School Cash. If you haven't already done so you will need to register an account and instructions can be found here.

Alternatively cash or cheque can be accepted in the office.

LST Update

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Upcoming School Events/Important Dates

  • May 10th Grade 6 Parent Information Session @ 6:00pm

  • May 10 Olds College Field Trip

  • May 15th ELA 9 Provincial Achievement Test (Part A)

  • May 17th Grade 7 Field Trip to Frank Slide

  • May 19th School-Based PD Day

  • May 22nd Victoria Day (No School

  • June 7th School Council Meeting

  • June 8th Graduation - No School

  • June 12th ELA 30 Diploma Exam (Part A)
  • June 13th Social 30 Diploma Exam (Part A)
  • June 14th Showcase Night
  • June 16th Math 30 Diploma Exam
  • June 19th ELA 30 Diploma Exam (Part B)
  • June 20th Social 30 Diploma Exam (Part B)
  • June 20th ELA 9 PAT (Part B)
  • June 22nd Biology 30 Diploma Exam
  • June 22nd Math 9 PAT (Part A)
  • June 23rd Math 9 PAT (Part B)
  • June 26th Physics 30 Diploma Exam

Learning Commons

A big thank you again to School Council!! Their generous donation to cover transportation costs for the Grade 9 EPIC Career Exploration Field Trip in April was greatly appreciated. The Grade 9’s had an awesome day.

The Olds College Discovery Day field trip is set to go for May 10th. We will be taking interested Grade 10 and Grade 11 students up to the college to explore all their programs.

A new list of Dual Credit courses are being offered for the summer and fall of 2023! Over 40 courses to pick from!!

Students graduating this year can still take dual credit in the summer if they wish.

Applications are due May 12 and can all be found at

We have ordered and received several new books for our library. Make sure to come check them out!

Thank you!

Jen Dobson

Grad Gab

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Please note that there is a mandatory Grad rehearsal on Monday, June 5th at 2:40pm.

Council Reports

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Parent Council

New members are always welcome. This is a great way to become involved in our school community!

Meeting minutes can be viewed on the CCHS website.

Student Council

Student Council is hosting a hot dog lunch on May 25th. The cost is $2.00/hotdog and pre-orders are strongly recommended as only a small amount of walk up orders will be accommodated. Be sure to log into your School Cash account and get your orders in by May 22nd.

Ice cream floats will be available on May 23rd for $2.00/float!

Friday, May 26th is 'Anything but a Backpack' Day!

Upcoming Community Events

May 8-12 – Calling all local businesses – Economic Development Week (See attached poster)

May 9 – Protect yourself from Fraud and Scams Vulcan Seniors Centre (See attached poster)

May 10 – Lomond School Spring Concert

May 10 – 3-6pm - Lethbridge College is in Vulcan to answer all your questions about College (See attached poster)

May 11 - 5pm at the Carmangay library - Computer class about mobile devices - Register for this free class to learn to master your devices and how to access features that can help you. Please pre-register.

May 16 - 6pm at the Carmagay library - Rural Entrepreneur series kick-off - We will be running year long series featuring experts on different areas of business running. Everyone from big corporation to farmer's market attendees are welcome. We want to know what you want to learn about, everything from taxes to social media marketing is on the table.

May 18 - 9am-12pm in Vulcan - Creating a Culture of Respect for Gender and Sexual Diversity (See attached poster) Learn practical strategies for creating more inclusive work environments and safer spaces for gender and sexually diverse clients and co-workers. Register with FCSS at 403-485-2192. All are welcome.

May 19 - 5pm at the Carmangay library - Family game night - get together and play some games!

May 19 – Road to Ready - Lethbridge College is coming to Vulcan. With feedback from partners like you, our students, employees and other stakeholders, we will redefine our purpose, mission and vision and set a course for Lethbridge College's future. Your insights will help us ensure our purpose and path forward will strengthen our institution and our role in the communities we serve. (See attached poster)

May 23 at 6pm at the Carmangay library - STEAM night - playing with Snap circuits

May 24 – Lunch and Learn – Brain Health in Seniors Carmangay Seniors Centre 10am-12pm and Champion Seniors Centre 12:30-2:30.

May 26th at 6pm at the Carmangay Community center - showing Super Mario Bros- monthly movie night, happening the last Friday of every month. Join us for free movie and popcorn

May 26 – Vulcan Developmental Check-ups and Early Learning registration (See attached posters)

May 27&28 – First Aid and CPR (See attached poster)

May 31 – Lunch and Learn at the Milo Snake Valley Drop-In Centre – Plans and Protection for the Seniors Years (See attached poster)

June 2 – Champion Garage Sale (See attached poster)

June 6 – Lunch and Learn Vulcan Seniors Centre – Scams and Fraud (See attached poster)

June 9-11 Spock Days – SloPitch Registration now open. (See attached poster)

June 15 – Vulcan Seniors Centre – Band Boots and the Hoots, Dance and lunch.

June 16-18 at LieLow Music Fest, Milo, AB. Weekend passes $85

June 17 – Tinman Triathlon

June 23-25 – Arrowwood Rodeo

June 24 – Vulcan Community Garage Sale

June 24 - Talking Tombstones presented by the Carmangay Historical Society (See attached poster)

July 3-7 – Swim Instructor Course (See attached poster)

July 15 - Vulcan Demolition Derby and Show n Shine

Family Night - Every third Thursday at the Youth Centre. Come for a free supper and challenge your kids to some games. Pool, ping-pong, foosball, Wii, board games, ladder golf and more. (See attached poster)

Youth Gardening Club – Coming in June (See attached poster)

Community Garden is now accepting registration for plots in Vulcan (See attached poster)

Alphabet Soup (See attached poster) FREE program for parents with pre-school children 2-5 years of age. Register by calling 403-485-3107 or

Greater Foothills Family Centre – Family Programs and Workshops for May (See attached posters)

Join the Adult Slo-Pitch league – Thursday nights in Vulcan County (See attached poster)

CCHS Web Page

Be sure to check out our webpage for more info