Awards-Grad Update

June 23rd, 2014

Greetings Parents;

First of all, thank you for your patience. It has been very challenging to find answers to questions surrounding ceremonies, report cards, etc. Here’s the good news:

1. The back parking lot/gymnasium area will NOT be picketed onGrad day.
2. Grad will proceed as “normal” in the school gymnasium. However until 3:30, folks only use the rear parking lot entrance of school.
3. You can begin setting up the gym and/or decorating whenever you like. Teachers/Support Staff are picketing from 9:30-11:30 and from 1:30-3:30. I figure if we get lucky and school returns to normal, classes can go without the gym for a few days given the circumstances.

I will do my best to get the tarp down, chairs, stage, & sound system set up (tarp will be a bit tricky…).

Grad Rehearsal will take place as usual on Thursday, June 26th at 7:00pm. See you there :-)

​Elementary Awards Ceremony:

• This will take place on Tuesday, June 24th from 7:00pm-7:45pm. Parents bring students and proceed directly to the gym. I’ll have an area set-up and marked for classes to sit. However, students are welcome to just sit with their parents if preferred. If you cannot attend, you can send your child, but keep in mind that teaching staff will not be present. I’m going through the process of gatheringawards and such that have been signed by teachers before the strike occurred. This ceremony will look a bit different than normal, but the main thing is that we can celebrate the accomplishments of our students.

Secondary Awards Ceremony:
• This will take place on Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00pm (as “normal). Again, I’ll present awards myself.

The Bad News: The local teacher-union rep has informed me that teachers have been clearly directed by their union that they are not allowed to attend awards ceremonies and/or Grad ceremonies unless they have an immediate family member involved. I won’t go into my thoughts surrounding this decision; but I’m sure you can imagine that our teachers are going to greatly miss the opportunity to celebrate the success of our students, and to wish our Grads the best future.

Provincial Exams:

• Exams will proceed as normal. I get to administer them ;-)

FinalReport Cards:

• We still have not received clear definitions of what these will look like. I CAN tell you that grade 12′s will receive final grades for all subject areas.

Grade 7-12 Course Selections:

• At this point it looks like for 2014-2015 we will run a Kindergarten to Grade 6 elementary wing, and a grade 7-12 secondary wing.

• I will be contacting secondary students by phone to discuss course selections. I’ll also post a copy of our timetable and calendar to our website later this week.

The other news:

• This could all change tomorrow…

​If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call. I’ll do my best to answer.​

Kind Regards,

StrongStart June Calendar and Newsletter

June 3rd, 2014

HH StrongStart Calendar – June 2014 (revised)

HHSS June 2014 Newsletter

Strongstart May Calendar and Newsletter

April 28th, 2014

HH StrongStart – May 2014 Newsletter

HH StrongStart Calendar – May 2014

Travel Club Trip to Australia and New Zealand

April 17th, 2014

Our Secondary travel club is planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand next year.  The trip is open to any secondary student.  Children under 12 are able to travel if accompanied by a parent.

You can click here to see the itinerary, and price quote.

If you register as a traveler on our trip before May 5th, you will receive $200 off the price of the trip.

Contact Ms. Bruce for more information.

April StrongStart Calendar and Newsletter

April 17th, 2014

HH StrongStart April 2014 Newsletter – PDF

HHSS April 2014 Calendar

Cruisin’ Day to Powder King, March 22nd

March 13th, 2014

If you’re interested in attending, please download the forms and fax them to the school when you have a chance (250-783-5465). Please be sure to make it very clear if you are renting, and/or taking lessons (sometimes people just quickly “check” things off and mistakingly choose lessons when they actually don’t want them). Forms must be faxed by March 18th.


Powder King Forms


Update: The day was a great success! Thank you very much to all the participants for showing PK why we have the best students around!

Science Fair

March 7th, 2014

Grade 3 student: That was such an awesome day!! (To his friends)  Didn’t you have an awesome day??

A big thank you to the students, parents, and teachers who worked hard to complete this years’ science fair projects!  And thank you to all the judges who took the time to come and talk to our students about their work.  SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

Race Day!

February 26th, 2014

Mr.B. Heiberg’s shop students tested the speed of their C02 cars today. Elementary students were delighted to watch the races, and also enjoyed the various car designs. The races made for some interesting predictions and discussions amongst the Physics 11/12 students. Great work HAWKS!

Pink Shirt Day!

February 26th, 2014

We had a terrific turnout of students and staff sporting pink items today! A great show of support for respecting others and saying NO to bullying!

Cruisin’ Day Fun!

February 26th, 2014

Our Cruisin’ Day to Powder King on Feb 23rd was a blast. Thank you to the many parents who brought out their youngsters!DSC00008