County Central November Hawk Talk

'Home of the Hawks'

Principal's Point

Dear Parents & Guardians,


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very spooky Halloween. We are coming up to the end of our first term, and teachers have been working diligently on their progress reports. Reports will be emailed to you on Friday, and will contain student marks as well as comments from teachers regarding achievement, progress, and learner attributes. We will be holding our Parent-Teacher Interviews on November 8th and 9th between 4:00-6:30pm, and meetings will be held over the phone. Information about the PTIs along with the link for booking appointments has been sent out to families, so please be sure to check your emails.


With the weather getting colder, I'd like to take this opportunity to remind families to ensure students are dressed appropriately when heading off to school. We want to ensure that students are dressed warmly and have proper footwear, whether they're walking to school, driving, or taking the bus. They need to be prepared in case there is a vehicle breakdown, a change in the weather over the course of the day, or any other circumstance that may cause them to be out in the cold for any period of time. Bus drivers may refuse to allow a student on the bus in cold weather if they are not dressed appropriately.


We have a busy few weeks ahead. On November 10th, we will be holding our virtual Remembrance Day ceremony. There is no school scheduled for November 11th as we recognize Remembrance Day, and there is no school on November 12th. We are starting our basketball seasons right away, with tryouts and practices starting this week. Once again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the volunteer coaches and managers who are making our athletics programs possible. We are blessed with having an incredibly supportive group of parents and community members, and our students are very luck to have you!


Please remember to get in touch with the school if you would like to be added to the School Council Meeting mailing list. Our next meeting is December 1 at 5:30pm, and you are all welcome to attend. Also, thank you to the families who have been diligent in paying school fees for Semester 1 courses. We will be sending out reminders for fees again soon, and families are welcome to contact me if they need any assistance in paying fees or require a waiver.


Don't forget to turn your clocks back this weekend! Take care, stay warm, and stay safe :)

Leanne Hellman

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

Monster Smash & Halloween Festivites

Learning Commons

Hello and welcome to the Learning Commons Corner!


I have been in my role for approximately one month now and excited for several events taking place!


In hopes to better communicate career & academic opportunities to our Grade 10, 11, and 12 students, I have created Google Classrooms for each grade.


PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHILD HAS ACCEPTED MY INVITE to these classrooms as there is always lots of good information pertaining to Post Secondary information sessions and open houses, Scholarship information, Work Experience, Green Certificate, and Dual Credit Opportunities.


I have had the opportunity to meet with a few Grade 11 and 12 students, as well as present to the Grade 12 class, but encourage all to come see me. We can discuss career paths, review their academic reports and figure out a plan to move towards their goals using software such as Myblueprint.com.


Myblueprint is a huge resource for students! It will walk the student through a few surveys to help them discover what type of learner they are, career interests, building resumes, cover letters and current job openings. As well as providing post secondary information and options to compare institutes to one another.


We are busy building up our library and adding new material.

I would encourage all students to write down any books or authors on the 'wish list' board in the library. Also, all students are welcome to come see me and give me their suggestions in person!


My goal is to fill our library with sought after books to keep all grades reading! I will look at involving the Junior High and Senior High English teachers to conduct a survey and obtain popular reading material from their students.


November 9th from 1 pm to 3 pm ELAA (Education Liaison Association of Alberta) will be hosting a Post Secondary Event at our school.

We will have approximately 13 post secondary schools from across Alberta attending, including schools such as U of L, SAIT, Lethbridge College, MHC, Lakeland College and many more!


All Grade 10, 11, and 12 students will be attending during their own grade specific time slot.

Students will have the opportunity to speak to each school representative to gain a better knowledge of programs offered, academic requirements and any other information they are seeking.


We are excited and looking forward to this information session!

School Fundraiser- Little Caesars Pizza

Thanks to everyone for the support once again! We look forward to using the funds we made to provide an opportunity for all the students in the school to benefit from! The kits will be available for pick up on November 15th and we will provide more information closer to the date.

School Messenger for reporting absences is back up and running so any student absences can be reported on it. If you need to report a student absence please email cchsadmin@pallisersd.ab.ca or call the office at (403)485-2223.

PowerSchool

Progress Report 1 comments and marks are available for viewing November 5th in the portal. Report cards will be emailed home as well.

Parent Council Pancake Breakfast

A huge thank you to parent council for putting on a wonderful pancake breakfast! Also we want to send a big thank you to P&H for donating the pancake batter!

Athletics

Volleyball is winding down and we want to say a huge thank you to the coaches, managers and everyone involved in making this season successful!! Basketball will be getting started very soon with practices.

Hawks Nest

The Hawks Nest will be open starting October 4th! The hot lunch preorders are available on School Cash to purchase and are required by 9:00pm prior to the day of the hot lunch. They will have other items available for purchase as well as free nutritional snacks.


The November menu is:


Nov 1- Bacon Mac and Cheese $5.00


Nov 3- Taco in a Bag $5.00


Nov 8- Nachos $5.00


Nov 10 - Tater Tot Poutine $5.00


Nov 15- Hot Dog and Tater Tots $5.00


Nov 22- Chicken Caesar Wrap $5.00


Nov 24- Bacon Mac and Cheese $5.00


Nov 29- Taco in a Bag

Upcoming Important Dates

November 5 Report Cards

November 5 Picture Retake Day

November 8 Daylight Savings Time
November 9 & 10 Parent-Teacher Interviews
November 10 Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremony
November 11 Remembrance Day (No School)
November 12 No School

Youth Get-a-Way Centre

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

upcoming programming!

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Grad Gab

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Grad Fundraising

Lomond Lakers Games:

Grade 12 parents and students volunteers are needed to work the games at the Vulcan Arena.


The game dates are:

Nov 5, 12

Dec 4, 10, 18

Jan 8, 15, 22, 28, 29


Due to the Lomond Lakers following the 'Restrictions Exemption Program' all volunteers need to be able to provide proof of vaccination for COVID 19. Any questions or to sign up please call Tanya Campbell at (403)312-2651

Council Reports

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Parent Council

The 2021-2022 AGM will take place on Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00pm. New members are always welcome. This is a great way to become involved in our school community! If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact the school (cchsadmin@pallisersd.ab.ca) and we will send you the link.


Meeting minutes can be viewed on the CCHS website.

Student Council

CCHS Student Council is looking for students to join and get involved yet again. For meeting times and information students can contact Mrs. Wouters.


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


Note: Hawk Gear samples will be coming soon--clothing orders will take place this semester!

CCHS Web Page

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