WELCOME to the 2021-22 school year!
It is great to be back. I love seeing everyone engaged and being back at school. The school enrolment is up about 150 students from our projected number. We have added an additional gr. 7 class and are in the process of finding additional teachers to decrease numbers in some large classes.
The students are using the school as intended. We have students using our library and gyms in the mornings and at lunch, the tables in the skylight lobby are being used and our extra-curricular activities are well under way. It feels really good to have some normalcy to what it should look like at NBCHS.
We want this to be a successful year of learning filled with all the things that also make school fun. Please contact the school at any time with questions or concerns
The SRC has planned Welcome Day for Thursday, September 16th. - please see below for schedule. Welcome Day will take place outdoors. There will be fun activities, such as an obstacle course, for students to enjoy! There will also be a dirty car competition (both inside and out) and a loudest car competition.
An SRC member will meet with grade 7 & 8 classes in their homerooms and bring them to the bowl at approximately 10:45am. Classes will participate in relay competitions as a homeroom.
Hot dogs and drinks will be served for lunch outside.
Please dress according to the weather, as the library and other common areas will be closed during this time.
Class Schedule -Grade 9-12
Period 1 9:00 - 10:55
Period 2 11:00 - 12:00
Welcome Day activities and lunch provided 12:00- 1:25pm
Period 3 1:25 - 3:20pm
September Highlighted Group - The GSA
We are so excited to have the GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) back up and running at The Comp this year! The GSA is a group that provides support and education to all Comp students, and we’ll have activities and contests throughout the school year! The GSA is open to everyone to join, whether you identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community, or if you want to join us as an ally to the community. Our group meets every Friday during lunch in the POP Room; come hang out, and stay as long as you like. We can’t wait to see you!
Mental Health Capacity Building Program
Following Their Voices
NBCHS is proud to be a Following Their Voices school.
Following Their Voices is an initiative designed to raise the educational achievement and participation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. This program focuses on enhancing relationships between students and teachers by creating structures and supports for teachers and school administrators to co-construct teaching and learning interactions with students.
Following Their Voices is continuing professional development and was designed to enable teachers to better understand the historical inequities of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and to critically examine relationships and instructional approaches with students. Within this context, strategies for engaging discursive instruction are introduced, modeled and practiced.
The staff at NBCHS have been working hard to accelerate learning for First Nations and Metis students; promoting a learning experience that is joyful, where culture is affirmed, and giving students real choice for their future!
NBCHS Attendance Policy
This attendance policy is a tool that teachers and staff use to support students and their academic concerns. Please see the picture below.
STUDENT SERVICES - The SSO
SSO Administrative Assistant
Kyle Palmer & Tara Humenny - Monday - Friday
Lisa Zanyk - Mondays
Janey Friedrich - Tuesdays
Sandra Fiddler (grade 10-12)
Samantha Wahobin (grade 7-9)
Please see below on how to refer a student to a counsellor.
Viking Extra-Curricular Activities
Come out and cheer on your favorite Viking at these upcoming home games:
Sept. 17-18 Sr. Girls Volleyball home tournament
Sept. 23rd Sr. Football Home Game
Sept. 24-25th Jr. Girls Volleyball home tournament
Soccer and cross country running have also started practicing. Please see the office if interested in more info.
Bring your homework and appetite to the Gateway room on Thursday September 23rd, 3:30pm-6:30pm. Mrs. MacKeracher will be available to help students with their homework. All NBCHS students are welcome to attend. Supper will be provided.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The day has been created to give everyone an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, which more than 150,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit children were forced to attend between the 1870s and 1997.
In lieu of observing Truth & Reconciliation Day on September 30th (PD day), NBCHS will observe this day on September 29th. Please feel free to wear orange or an Every Child Matters shirt.
NBCHS ACCEPTS E-TRANSFERS! WHEN SENDING, make NOTE of THE STUDENT'S NAME AND WHAT THE PAYMENT IS FOR - please be as specific as you can. Thank You!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Sept. 16 - Welcome Day
Sept. 17-18 - Sr. Girls Volleyball home tournament
Sept. 22nd - early dismissal
Sept. 23rd - Sr. Football Home Game
Sept. 23rd - Homework Blitz in Gateway 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Sept. 24-25th - Jr. Girls Volleyball home tournament
Sept. 29th - Orange Shirt Day
Sept. 30th - PD Day
Oct. 6th Quad 1 Student Led Conference
STAY HEALTHY AND STAY SAFE!
NBCHS ADMIN TEAM
1791 110th Street
North Battleford SK