Student Recognition Awards for 2020-2021- Thursday Nov. 4

Student Recognition Awards for 2020-2021- Thursday Nov. 4

We will be honouring students currently in grades 10-12 with their academic accomplishments from last year. Students who received the highest mark in courses.  Due to Covid we are unable to have families attend in person.  We will be taking photos of students and will make these photos available online.

OSSLT Assessment Quad 1

OSSLT Assessment Quad 1

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. This year, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be offering the computer-based online OSSLT to eligible students across the province. Successful completion of this literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

On October 27 and 28 and Nov.3 and 4, our eligible students who are learning in-person for Quad 1 will be taking part in the OSSLT.  Students who are graduating this year are exempt from the OSSLT requirement and are therefore not writing.

Students will complete the assessment in two sessions (Session A and Session B). Each session is designed to be completed in 60 minutes, and students will complete each session in one sitting. Additional time can be provided for any students who require it. After completing both sessions, students will be presented with a questionnaire that asks them about their experiences, attitudes and perceptions with respect to literacy.

Results will be released after the open-response questions have been scored. An Individual Student Report will be generated for each student after the scoring of the assessment.

Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the online test and its platform through EQAO’s online practice test.

For more information about EQAO and to view the full practice test, you are encouraged to visit EQAO’s website


Dayna Scaletta and Kim Reid


Grade 9 Math Destreaming

Virtual Grade 9 math de-streaming information session- Sept 28 @6pm.

Please see attachment as to why destreaming is important and will impact your children.

Destreaming event poster2

Year Books and Grad SWAG


Graduation hoodies, Yearbooks, and Graduation lawn signs are all available for pick up today and tomorrow from 9-2:30pm. No appointment required. Grad lawn signs will also be available at Graduation on June 24.

Youth Vaccination Appointments

Needle Injection

HPE students 12 years and older are invited to book vaccine appointments in Trenton on June 17 and Madoc on June 23. As spots are available on first come first serve basis, book before June 16! Learn more and book an appointment.

Click the link.


Canadian/World Studies

Canadian and World Studies (including Native Studies)



Canadian/world studies  

The Canadian and World Studies Department encompasses a variety of subjects: Geography, History, Law and Politics. In studying these subjects, students learn how people interact with and within their social and physical environments today, and how they did so in the past. Skills developed in the CWS courses include: graphing, reading comprehension, sequencing, presentations, discussions, identifying cause and effect relationships, analyzing sources, and predicting possible solutions to world events/problems. All in all, the goal of the CWS department is to encourages students to take ownership of the world around them; directing them to study past events that have been successful and detrimental to world development, as well as their environment, in order to make better sense of the needs of the future.  


The Geography program at CHSS begins with the compulsory grade 9 credit in Canadian Geography, offered at 2 different levels of difficulty; academic and applied. There is also an excursion to Toronto attached to the course to provide students with a hands on opportunity to study urban geography. Physical Geography and Travel and Tourism courses are offered in alternate years at the grade 11 grade level.


The History program at CHSS begins with the compulsory grade 10 credit in Canadian History, offered at 3 different levels of difficulty; academic, applied and locally developed. As well as the compulsory junior credit, CHSS also offers Ancient History and Modern World History at the grade 11  level and World History at the grade 12 level; for both university and college bound pathways.


The Law program at CHSS consists of 3 unique courses: Understanding Canadian Law at the grade 11 level, Understanding Canadian Law at the grade 11 Workplace level, and Canadian and International Law, a the grade 12 University level. Within these courses, students use critical thinking skills, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues.


Civics is a compulsory grade 10 open level course that introduces students to the way in which government works, and how to be an informed, purposeful and active citizen. Students learn about the elements of democracy in local, national and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada.

All CWS courses offer various excursions to places such as Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston and local destinations. This is planned so that students have the chance to see things first hand and experience different environments. As well, guest speakers are brought in to share their knowledge on aspects related to first hand accounts of events and employment opportunities associated with CWS subjects.


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