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This past semester has been an exciting journey for our grade 10 and 11 Foods programs here at CHSS. In May, the students had a unique opportunity to plan a cake auction for our School’s Centurion Showcase. Using Pinterest, the students chose cakes to reinvent. With much effort and team work, students created artistic and delicious cakes that raised our department $575. With this money, we decided to prepare a practical final exam for our students: Centre Hastings Master Chef Competition.
The grade 11 Food and Culture class created a menu of flavors from around the world. Each kitchen was in charge of choosing and preparing an element of our three course meal that we presented to judges for evaluation. From traditional indigenous strawberry drink and fresh Thai spring rolls, to chicken cordon bleu, eggplant parmesan and homemade chocolate pudding trifle, the students worked in a collaborative environment to create an absolutely delicious meal that received raving reviews from our judges at Center Hastings.
Our grade 10 Foods and Nutrition classes prepared a picnic themed meal of freshly baked dinner rolls with spinach salad and homemade strawberry vinaigrette, aside artichoke and spinach stuffed chicken breast with homemade potato salad and fun summer dirt cups for dessert. After preparing our menus, each group received their recipe in advance, and from there they worked as a team to delegate tasks and prepare an incredible meal that once again was served to judges with raving reviews.
Our next school council meeting will be Feb. 20th at 6:00pm. We will have a special presentation from our Technology Department and will have a chance to tour the shops to see how hands-on learning makes a difference for our students. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Today CHSS Student Council crowned the winner of the our first annual Reindeer Hunt. This year's winner, Brooke Kearns, dressed up as Santa Claus to disguse herself and take the victory. Runner up, Austin Newans was an excellent foe, but conceded that Brooke's effort caught him by surprise!
Thanks to Ms. Young and Ms. Kyle as well as the student council members who organized the hunt.
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.