County Central Hawk Talk

'Home of the Hawks'

Principal's Point

Dear Parents,

Thank goodness it finally warmed up! We are heading into the second half of our academic year. Our high school students have completed their first round of final exams, and all students will be receiving a report card on February 7th. New schedules have been made available to students, and any students in Grade 10-12 who would like to make a change to their schedules may do so by completing a Course Change Request Form available at the Main Office. Once a form has been completed and signed, it should be handed in to the Main Office. An administrator will call the student down to complete the process, but students must attend their current classes until a change has been made and a new timetable has been printed.

Please note that Palliser has recently changed their policy relating to guest access to our wireless network. Going forward, each staff member and each student will have the ability to connect one (1) personal device on the network at a time. The network will only be accessible to Palliser staff and students. Students wishing to connect to the guest network can follow the instructions provided using the attached link: Palliser Guest Network - User Experience

Our office staff have recently developed a set of procedures for student withdrawals. Should a family need to withdraw their child from our school (due to a move or transfer), the parent should come to the Main Office to complete a School Withdrawal Form. Once submitted, this form allows us to contact teachers, finalize grades, ensure that the student’s locker is cleared out, textbooks have been returned,uniforms collected, and any outstanding fees have been paid. We can then begin the process of transferring the student’s file to his or her new school. We greatly appreciate your assistance with this new process.

Students are invited to the Semester II Welcome Back Breakfast being put on by our amazing School Council on Monday, February 3rd at 8:30am. We are so appreciative of the support our School Council provides for our students, and we are very lucky to have a wonderfully involved group of parents. If you would like to join us for our next meeting, it takes place on Wednesday, February 12th at 5:30pm in Room 124.

There will be no classes from February 17th to the 21st. I hope you all have a safe and restful February Break.

Leanne Hellman

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

Exchange Students

We had the pleasure of once again hosting exchange students from Chile. Fernanda and Lucas attended classes here from October and left at the Christmas break.
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School Happenings

Hawks Nest

Thanks to an initiative by Orlena Richmond, of Meals in Minutes VC, called “Kids in the Kitchen,” students in the Foods program and other interested schoolmates are helping plan, prepare and serve hot lunches to not only their peers on a weekly basis, but also school administrators from across Palliser Regional Schools for their monthly meeting in Vulcan.

Reminder that Hawks Nest serves hot lunch twice a week- generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The menu is posted on our website as well as Facebook.

Sports Corner

The Ladies curling team won 9-4 in Districts and are headed to Provincials February 4-5th!

Grad Gab

We are still in need of a few Grads to help with dishes for the Fish and Game Supper on Feb 1st (this might be the last chance to fundraise for the supper/ formal evening).

We will be doing a Sweet Sheets Fundraiser for the Cap and Gown portion in February, please watch for more information! We will be meeting with the Grads in the near future to finalize plans for the Big Day and will pass that information onto Parents but if you have any questions or concerns please talk to Diane Smith or Stacey Tharle.

Counselor Corner

On January 20th 'Blue Monday' the Therapy Dogs from Lethbridge stopped in the school to visit the kids! They were amazing!

Career Notes

Check out these Winter/Spring Open House 2020 dates. Details about each event are available on the calendar at

January 31 King’s View Friday (King’s University, Edmonton)

January 31 Canadian Mennonite University Campus Visit Day

February 1 University of Lethbridge Open House

February 5 Ambrose University Open House

February 7-8 Trinity Western University Preview Weekend

February 8 SAIT Open House

February 8 Augustana Preview Day (University of Alberta in Camrose)

February 8 Lethbridge College Open House

February 8 St. Mary’s University Open House

February 14 Prairie College Preview Day

March 4 King’s University Open House

March 12-14 King’s Encounter Weekend

March 12 Concordia University of Edmonton Info Night

March 20-21 Trinity Western University Preview Weekend

March 20 Augustana Preview Day (University of Alberta in Camrose)

April 3 King’s View Friday

April 4 Prairie College Preview Day

April 19 US College Expo in Calgary

Remember to follow @palliseroffcampus on Instagram or Facebook to keep up to date on scholarships and career events.

Remember you can contact me by email or book an in-person or phone appointment.

Charlene Foster

Do You Have Books You Don't Need?

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Council Reports

Parent Council

Welcome Back to Semester II breakfast is February 3rd at 9:00am

Next meeting February 12th at 5:30 p.m in Rm 124

All parents Welcome!

We're always looking for new members and parents feedback!

Sports Council

Thank you to all our volunteers who worked the 2019 Casino to continue to support our Athletics program! Please check out our website at!

Click here to order your HAWKS swag at the new CCHS Clothing Store.

Student Council

Junior High Dance "Winter Snow Ball" January 31. Dress Pretty $5.00. Concession items available. Dance goes from 7:00 - 9:30pm in the small gym. We are looking for parent chaperones. If you are able to chaperone, please let Mrs. Wouters know. All chaperones must have a current criminal record check submitted to the office prior to the dance.

CCHS Web Page

We're currently in the process of updating our school's website. We appreciate your patience as we are making changes and moving things around, and we hope that you will continue to provide us with your feedback and ideas.