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.
On Wednesday Oct. 11, Ms. Browning lead a field trip with 31 students to Freedom Day in Toronto. They joined more than 1,000 students at Yonge-Dundas Square. They listened to a number of speakers that left them feeling energized and motivated to bring positive change to their community. Freedom Day is the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center's annual event that is dedicated to preserving the legacy of Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal while encouraging students to stand up for freedom, democracy and human rights.
Homecoming 2017 was an awesome day! Oct 6, 2017 will be remembered for outstanding athletics competitions including Girls' Rugby, Boys' Volleyball, Football, and Girls' Basketball. Student council organized face painting and dressing in Extreme Gold and Black was common place among the students and staff.
Students in Mr. Goodfellow's grade 9 Geography class presented their "Trip Across Canada" projects today. As a team they had to design a multi-modal trip to different parts of Canada using as much as they could of a $5000 budget. Each group explained the activities they would do as well as how they would travel from place to place. They finished their project with a complete accounting of their alotted budget.
The grade 12 Foods class continued their baking theme this week. They learned about kitchen procedures and the proper use of parchment paper as they created delicious tea biscuits.
On Wednesday, students in Mr. Lee's MHF4U class were using Vertical Non-Permanent Surfaces (#vnps) to figure out how to Solve Polynomial Inequalities. VNPS give our students a chance to discuss their thinking with one another while applying their new knowledge.