Grade 12 Geography students have been participating in a #20Time Project. These projects are designed to give students time to explore their own interests and to develop a learning or action project that has an impact outside of the classroom. Our Grade 12s along with Grade 9, 10, and 7 classes from other schools in Bancroft met on January 11 at symposium to share their projects and learning.
Check out the video below.
Special thanks to Ms. Gaylord for her hard work and persistence in making this project and trip happen.
Final Culminating Activity (FCA) / Final Exam Schedule
Wed. January 24, 2018
8:30 am Period 1 Final Culminating Activity / Exam
12:00 pm Period 2 Class
12:55 pm Period 3 Class
1:45 pm Period 4 Class
Thurs. January 25, 2018
8:30 am Period 2 Final Culminating Activity / Exam
PLP / LSP Final Culminating Activities
(Final day of classes for PLP & LSP students)
Friday January 26, 2018
8:30 am Period 3 Final Culminating Activity / Exam
Monday January 29
8:30 am Period 5 Final Culminating Activity / Exam
Tuesday January 30 & Wednesday January 31
Exam Snow Days:If busses are cancelled due to weather, FCAs will be pushed back. Please consult the school website / Facebook or Twitter for details.
Thursday February 1 – Exam Review Day
Teachers will be available to review exams with students during their regularly scheduled class time.
Monday February 5
Semester 2 Begins
Other Important Information
All students are required to complete a Final Culminating Activity for each subject and should know the date, time and location of each of their FCAs.
All students who are absent from their FCA will receive a mark of ‘0’ for this Final Evaluation. If an illness prevents a student from writing an exam on the assigned day and time, a doctor’s note must be provided to the office immediately upon return from school.
Examinations and Course Culminating Activities will be run in their regularly scheduled classroom. Any changes to this will be posted in the Front Foyer near the Main Office.
Students are to remain in the examination room for a minimum of 2 hours.
Once examinations begin, all lockers and hallways are out-of-bounds. The library is available during the examination period for quiet study.
Students are to return their library and textbooks on or before the day they write their FCA. If textbooks are required for studying purposes, students are to bring the book to the FCA. If books are lost or damaged charges will be added to the student account.
Buses will run at normal times during the final evaluation period.
Next Wednesday, January 17th and Thursday, January 18th, our Grade 9 Math students will be taking part in the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics created by EQAO. This assessment is administered to all students who are currently in Grade 9 applied or academic mathematics courses in Ontario. The assessments will consist of two booklets that are administered over two days during regular class time. Students can expect to see both multiple choice and short answer questions.
Unlike in Grade 3 & 6, this assessment will be worth 10% of the student’s final grade, which means that being in class on time next Wednesday and Thursday is vitally important.
Centre Hastings has a proud tradition of being among the highest performing schools in the province. We know that our teachers and students have been working hard to prepare for EQAO in an effort to continue this excellence.
If you have any questions about the assessment, please do not hesitate to contact your son or daughter’s teacher.
On Tuesday January 9th at 6 pm we will hold our annual Grade 8 Parent's Night. Parents and students are invited to join us for to learn more about classes, pathways and student life at Centre Hastings Secondary School.
We will have a formal welcome at 6:00 in the Learning Commons and after there will be tours to visit the optional course areas that students may choose from.
We would like to congratulate Moira Wilson, Zackary Walker, Jonathan Naylor and Emerson Bonter who have been selected as members of MP Mike Bossio's Constituency Youth Council for Hastings-Lennox and Addington.
These students will join 14 others from around the riding to work together to learn about the Federal government and topics that matter to them.
Centre Hastings Secondary School has an Annual Charity Auction which supports local food banks and it's back again! Come on out and bid on items at the Live and Silent Auction. The Live Auction will be held on December 6th at 9:30 A.M. in the gymnasium. Items in the Silent Auction are open for bidding during school hours until December 14th following the live auction. There's home decor, gift certificates, hair products, hockey tickets, furniture and lots more to bid on. Parents and students are welcome to join us in support for the holiday season.
All funds raised will be donated local food banks, Christmas sharing and other charities.
Please note that Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health will be holding immunization clinics for Pertussis (Whooping Cough) on Friday Nov. 24 at the Health Unit in Belleville and on Monday Nov. 27 at CHSS. Please call 613 966 5500 to book your appointment.
As a part of Treaty Recognition Week in Ontario Jo Brown from Tyendinaga Territory was in the Learning Commons for a discussion and workshop on treaties and wapum belts. He will also shared the stories from his family members that were enrolled in residential school. Thanks to Mr. Shortly and the team of teachers for organizing this event.
We held our first ever Distracted Driving Week from November 1-8, 2017. This week was made possible by our local OPP and Hastings and Prince Edward Public Heath. Highlights of the week included classroom visits from OPP to share the legal and social implications of distracted driving as well as a pledge by students and staff to stop distracted driving.
Students in our 7 Native Studies courses took part in the Kairos Blanket Exercise today. This is a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Watch the video to learn more about this unique learning experience.
Students in Ms. Dunning's and Ms. Robertson's classes have been working with their teachers to create Success Criteria for the written assignments. Success criteria help students to know exactly what features are required in their work.
Graduate Photos will be taken from Friday Nov. 17th to Thursday Nov. 23rd.
Graduates must make an appointment online to have their photos taken. Graduates are advised to visit student services this week to pick up an information brochure with details about appointment booking and sitting fees. Youcan also use the link below to book your appointment.
The HPEDSB Parent Involvement Committee will meet on Thursday Oct 26 at 6pm - Parents from the Centre Hastings area are welcome to join through video confencing at CHSS.
The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a formal structure and an important advisory body, established in accordance with Ontario Regulation 612/00 and Board Policy 11-K: Parent Involvement Committee. The purpose of the PIC is to support, encourage and enhance parent engagement at the board level in order to improve student achievement and well-being. The PIC does this by providing information and advice to the Board on parent engagement, communicating with and supporting school councils and undertaking activities to help parents support their children’s learning.
Students in Mr. Ross's Manufacturing class have been working together to repair a damaged football sled. During the winter, the snowplow struck the sled and caused a severe misalignment. Today Mr. Ross helped the students create a jig to guide the metal as they heated and bent it back into place.
We had an action packed day in the Learning Commons today. We had several classes complete work in the morning, our new whiteboard delivered, and we ran a successful Google Read and Write Session with Ms. Saunders’ class. The day ended with us hanging the first artwork in the LC, created by Ms. Chalmers’ PLP class. The class posed with their art and played two digital breakout games. A great day overall.