County Central May Hawk Talk

'Home of the Hawks'

Principal's Point

Dear Parents & Guardians,


I can't believe it's May already! Seeding has begun and all we need now is some rain. We have a ton of events coming up in the next 6 weeks heading into exams and the end of the school year.


We recently held our Grade 9 Information Sessions and will soon be hosting a similar session for the parents and guardians of the Grade 6 students coming into Grade 7. It has been wonderful having parents and guardians back for in-person meetings! Over the next two weeks we will be sending out course selection forms for all students in Grade 9-11.


This week we are recognizing "Hats on for Mental Health." On Wednesday, May 4th, students and staff are encouraged to wear a hat to school to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health as well as the importance of removing the stigma associated with mental illness. We will be offering some lessons focusing on ways students can look after their own mental well-being, and will be giving out a prize courtesy of the Vulcan Mental Wellness Support Community.


Our next School Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11th at 5:30pm. This meeting will be held virtually, and we invite any parents or guardians who would like to join us to please check the website or contact the Main Office for the meeting link. I hope to see you all there :)


The Grade 9 ELA Part A provincial achievement test is scheduled for Monday, May 16th at 9:00am. The schedule for the rest of our final exams will be released soon. I encourage all of our students to check out the Study Skills booklet for tips and strategies as we prepare for our final push.


Graduation exercises will be held on May 27th and 28th. Diplomas will be awarded at the ceremony on May 27th at 7:00pm, and this event is open to the public. We will also be having a banquet on May 28th. Graduates and their parents or guardians will be having dinner at 6:00pm, after which family, friends, and community members can join us at 7:00pm for the grand march and evening program. We look forward to being able to celebrate our grads together again this year!


This is a reminder that there is no school for Grade 7 & 8 students on Friday, May 6th, and we have a Division-wide professional day on May 20th. May 23rd is Victoria Day, so there will not be any classes that day as well. I hope that the weather cooperates with your long weekend plans and that you all have a safe and healthy start to your spring.

Leanne Hellman

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

Learning Commons

We will be offering a Law Enforcement presentation on May 3rd during CHAT. This presentation will include members from the RCMP, Fish and Wildlife, and CP Police. They will discuss their education, backgrounds, current job duties and much more. This is a “DO NOT MISS'' for any students interested in a career in law enforcement!


The Olds College Discovery Day field trip is set to go for May 12th.

This will be a first come first serve trip with a limit of 32 kids due to bus size. If your child is in Grade 10, 11, or 12 and interested, please have them see me ASAP to pick up their consent forms. The first 32 students to hand in their signed consent forms will be able to participate in this fun, full day trip to Olds!!


A new list of Dual Credit courses are being offered for the summer and fall of 2022! The information session will be held on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30pm. Students will need to register for this session.

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

Applications will open May 2. Applications are due May 20.

Application info, the list of courses, etc. can all be found at palliseroffcampus.ca

Thank you!


Jen Dobson

Sports

Spring sports are in full swing! The junior boys and girls teams were in Strathmore last Friday for a tournament. They all played very well and a lot of fun was had (a small amount of dust eaten.) The Life Med 7's Rugby Tournament is being held this weekend, May 6-7. The junior teams will be playing on Friday and the senior team on Saturday.


We are also hosting the Star Trek Classic Softball tournament this weekend!


Be sure to come out and cheer on our local teams. It really is amazing to see sports back in action!

Leaders of Tomorrow Nominations

Congratulation to our CCHS students on their 'Leader of Tomorrow' nominations. They were recognized at the Community Volunteer BBQ that was held on April 26, 2022. Keep up the great work!
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Hats on For Mental Health Day

Not only is May 4th 'Star Wars Day' this year we will recognize the day as 'Hats on for Mental Health'. We encourage all students to wear a hat that day and show their support for mental health!


Ms. Hellman says bonus points for any Star Wars themed hats!

There are some excellent and FREE opportunities to learn how to better support the mental health of our youth and ourselves! Check out the options and register at https://www.truebalancecounselling.ca/tbc-services
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Mechanics Presentation

Students were treated to a special presentation by Lethbridge College about their Mechanics program. The weather was beautiful and the interactive displays were a big hit!

School Cash

Semester 2 fees have been added to School Cash and we are asking that these all be cleared up as soon as possible. If you need to speak with Ms. Hellman regarding school fees please contact the school.

Upcoming Dates


  • May 4 Star Wars Day (aka Ms. Hellman's Christmas!)

  • May 4 Palliser Off-Campus Parent Information Session

  • May 6 Junior High Collaborative Day (No School for Grades 7 & 8)

  • May 16 ELA 9 PAT (Part A)

  • May 20 School-Based Professional Development Day

  • May 23 Victoria Day (No School)

  • May 27 Graduation Ceremony

  • May 28 Graduation Banquet

Youth Get-a-Way Centre

Follow them on social media to keep up to date regarding hours, events, and

upcoming programming!


The Youth Centre is offering students a place to eat lunch if they want. Please note that lunch isn't be served those days but rather is a hangout if they like. 'Food Friday's' are still being offered!

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Grad Gab

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The 2022 Grad Bulletin has been sent to our Grade 12 families. This document has information about timelines for our upcoming events as well as the proposed program.


We thank all of our parent volunteers who have been helping with our grad preparations this year. Plans are underway for the decorations, banquet, and having the banners hung. As we get closer to the event, we will be looking for assistance with setting up the CRC, moving the risers over from VPE, and laying out the runway. If you have time during the week of May 24th and can help with any of these tasks, please get in touch with the school and we'll connect you with the committee.


I'd also like to thank the Grade 12s who helped with the bottle drive on Friday, as well as the families and neighbours who donated their recyclables to the cause. If we missed anyone, or if you have bottles you'd like to donate, you can drop them off at the Vulcan Bottle Depot and let them know they're for the GRAD 2022 account.


If you have any question, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Ms. Hellman.

Council Reports

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Parent Council

School council was very happy to purchase a new class set of microscopes for the science department! They should arrive just in time for the grade 8's dissection of eyeballs and other class activities before school wraps up in June.


We would like to thank the graduating class of 2020 for donating nearly $3000 towards the purchase of the new school sign!


Our next School Council meeting is virtual and on Wednesday, May 11 @ 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome to join! Please email the office for the link to join the meeting.


Meeting minutes can be viewed on the CCHS website.

Thank you to Parent Council!

We are so thrilled that the microscopes purchased have arrived and Mr. Mattson went right to work getting them all set up!
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Student Council

Fridays are "Hawk Days"--wear your Hawk gear and/or blue and black.


Kernels popcorn is back for sale in the Learning Commons at lunch or see Mrs. Wouters!

CCHS Web Page

Be sure to check out our webpage for more info https://www.countycentral.ca/