South Huron District High School Parent Council Minutes
Tuesday, Mar 25/14 7:00PM
1. Welcome & Introductions - Present: K. Mills (Principal), Krista Gingerich (teacher), Carolyn Regier (teacher), Maria Hamather, Lori Bjelis, Bob Gehan (teacher rep), Chris Smith (Vice Principal) Caroline Peterson, Karen Brintnell, Sandi Skinner, Joan Bradley 2. Regrets: Tammy East, Nicole Willis (student rep), Heather Waite, Cheryl Rader 3. Correspondence: 4. Grade 7/8 campus report • Grad is booked at the recreation center for Thursday June 26th. There will be 66 graduates. The band will play and there will be no meal. 6 guests will be allowed per graduate (somewhat negotiable for those needing more) Will be community inclusive. Meeting to be held on Thursday with parents.
• Ottawa trip is June 23-25th. 20 mint smoothies are left for fund raising.
• Elmira Chicken and pizza kits fundraiser coming soon.
• Strong participation in Intramurals.
• 5 Science Fair projects are going on to Regionals.
• 2nd to last week of June there will be a Grade 6 welcome day.
• Afternoon break transition is going well.
• Question: who is in charge of locker repair? Kevin Mills will look into
• Grade 7 trip – will be one; destination/time to be confirmed 5. Student Report: Nicole Willis provided update: Back in Feb-Rainbow Week put on by GSA.Events incl: motivational speakers, baked goods and activities. Spring concert February 23 - again, largest attendance ever for this event Students have registered for the 30 hour famine Sports - all winter seasons have finished, badminton right now, and many upcoming tryouts for soccer, baseball, rugby, and track and field Musicfest London - all ensembles travelled to London for 2 days (March 3 & 4) -senior band earned silver plus standing, other bands achieved silver standings - Nationals this coming May Drama was successful at SEARS this past week Bismark day last week Student’s Council selling phone cases as a fundraiser at lunch - $15.00 ea. -had Mr. South Huron beauty pageant in February, as well as motivational speaker Mark Black Lots of planning for upcoming events: -Spring Dance May 1 -Spring Carnival May 29? 7/8s -outdoor classroom - survival, snowshoeing, team building activities -basketball teams competed in Stratford tournament at the beginning of the month -science fair projects -It was a great experience to judge the science fair and see so much talent! Best of luck to those moving on to Regionals! :) -band and intramurals continue
6. Treasurer’s Report:
• ~$700.00 cheque from Hansen’s deposited from grocery tapes
• Karen Brintnell – all accounts from 7-12 have been combined. 7. Principal’s Report (7 -12) K. Mills: • Sears – April 1st 6:30 performance at the school.
• John Stewart will be assuming the .5 admin role for Kerry Carlyle on April 1st.
• Compass Study (booklet was passed around). Some highlights: • Smokers – 6% at our school; National average 9%
• Marijuana use – 3%; National average 5%
• 85% of our students feel safe
• 82% of our students feel teachers care about them
• 91% of our students feel they are getting good grades
• Screen time – 6.1 hours for our school; recommended 2.0
• Binge drinking – 35%; National average 25%
• 3% of our students get food from all 4 food groups daily
• 54% feel they get 60 minutes of physical activity a day
• These results will be shared with the Health Unit
• Grade 7/8 will not have dedicated DD room next year.
• We were at 7 for staff for next year; have appealed; up to 7.25
• We will have .75 SERT time for next year
• Down 80-90 students in 9-12 next year. 3-6 teachers will be lost
• 515 students in grade 9-12
• We have one student heading to Nunavut
• Literacy test is next Thursday; Grade 9’s are doing a mock Literacy test
• IPads – going into 7/8 French class; Grade 7’s to get for rest of year
8. Teacher report: Bob Gehan
South Huron District School School Council Report March 25,2014 9 to 12 Campus -Radio club has started broadcasting at lunch hour. The plan is to play music, have school bands perform, announcements , community events , sports , etc. - On the sports front Basketball teams had some success but fell short in playoffs by one win each. Girls volleyball team made playoffs but lost in quarter final Curling teams both boys ,competed well at Huron Play downs Both hockey teams are both hosting semifinals with a bye in first round as they both finished second in league play Intra mural sports are being done at lunches. Volleyball, dodge ball, and soon to come floor hockey. -On Feb 14 Mark Black was here. He held the students attention to his lifes ups and downs. Very inspirational and great feed back from students. -Over the next several weeks Isaac Moore will start posting music that was recorded by the Exeter High School Glee Club in the mid fifties at CKNX in Wingham. This is a tribute to the long history of our music program here at SHDHS. These recordings represent the oldest surviving recordings of musical activity at the school -Spring concert was held Feb 23 . Awesome performances and great turnout.(7-12 students) - Musicfest in London We have a large contingent of students going. Representing concert, percussion, and jazz bands
-Rainbow week Feb 17-21. The GSA group worked hard towards raising awareness of bullying issues and equality rights. Including a great assembly on Feb 20
-CASE GROUP Planning a book drive to send young adult books to Attawapiskat in March Started WE STAND campaign listing a fact of the day about aboriginal peoples on the announcements
-ECO Team is running eco audit. Checking on garbage , recycling, and lights in halls and classrooms
- GREASE rehearsals are going well. As well started canvassing for donations and advertising in the program.
9. Fundraising Ideas:
• Drive In Panther night – will do in the fall
• Pizza Cards
• Crabby Joe’s – looking into
10. Adjournment: Next Meeting : Thursday, Apr 24, 2014, 7pm
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:56:05 PM, Tim Hamather <email@example.com> wrote:
The Always Learning Award is presented by the Trustees of the Avon Maitland District School Board to individuals or groups who make or have made outstanding contributions toward the achievement of the Board’s Strategic Plan through the Mission, Priorities, and Core Principles as shown below. These Awards are a public celebration of the extraordinary work and effort of individuals involved in education across the Avon Maitland district.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Always LearningAwards which will be presented on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The Always Learning Awards will be presented to individuals or groups in the Avon Maitland District School Board community, (which includes students, parents, staff, community partners, and the trustees). Any individual or group in the Avon Maitland District School Board community may be nominated or participate in a nomination. All nominations must be supported by three non-related nominators.
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: Friday, May 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
When completing a recognition nomination form, you should consider answering the following question: How has the nominee or nominees made a significant contribution toward the achievement of one or more aspects of our Board’s Strategic Plan as outlined below. Please provide concrete examples on the recognition nomination form.
South Huron's 21st annual 30 Hour Famine for World Vision was held from noon hour on Friday to 6:00 pm on Saturday. In total 104 students, 10 staff members (plus 4 family members), 1 retired teacher, and 1 student teacher participated in, or helped with, this year's event. Thank you to everyone for volunteering your time and energy in support of this worthy cause.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to the students, who were very well behaved and polite - this was one of the smoothest Famines ever! Thank you for handing in your donations and sponsor sheets, and for getting on-line donations. Thank you to family members, friends, and members of our community for sponsoring the students! Our total at this point is approximately $7200 raised for the good works of World Vision. If you would like to make a donation here is the link:
Our first 30 Hour Famine was held in April, 1994 with 24 students participating. With this year's event we have had 2,300+ students participate, and have raised over $150,000 for World Vision. The students have raised money which is used for emergency food aid, medical care, clean water, and development projects. But hopefully this has also raised awareness - of how fortunate we are to live in Canada, and of how we can make a difference when we work together.
Special thanks go to our stalwart Famine supporters, McDonalds Restaurant which provides their famous orange drink, and to Marg Gilbert and the staff at New Orleans Pizza which provided us with our pizza "breakfast" at 6:00 pm on Saturday. New Orleans provided the first five pizzas in 1994; since then it has been somewhere on the order of 460 pizzas - that's a lot of dough both literally and figuratively! Thank you!
I am proud to be a member of such a caring community - thank you for everything you do - together we are making a difference!
Be proud of who you are - be proud of what you do!
Monday, April 7 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 3 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 4 In-School Co-op Youth Addictions Counsellor 9:00 - Snacks for Grade 7 & 8 students will be delivered to classrooms 10:00 to 10:15 - Snacks for Grade 9-12 students available in the front foyer 10:15 to 11:15 - Grade 12 OSAP Presentation @ Cafeteria 10:15 to 11:15 - Grade 12 Centre for Employment & Learning Presentation @ Library
Tuesday, April 8 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 4 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 1 School Based Youth Counsellor 7:45 to 5:00 - Jr. Badminton @ North Lambton Secondary School, Forest 9:00 - Snacks for Grade 7 & 8 students will be delivered to classrooms 10:00 to 10:15 - Snacks for Grade 9-12 students available in the front foyer 10:30 to 1:00 - Health Nurse 3:00 to 4:15 - Fitness Room Open
Wednesday, April 9 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 5 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 2 Youth Addictions Counsellor 9:30 to 2:30 - Grade 7 & 8 - Grand Theatre, London 9:00 - Snacks for Grade 7 & 8 students will be delivered to classrooms 10:00 to 10:15 - Snacks for Grade 9-12 students available in the front foyer 1:00 to 9:00 - Canadian Blood Services Clinic @ Cafeteria 7:00 pm - Ignite Parents Event , The Livery, Goderich
Thursday, April 10 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 1 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 3 7:30 to 5:00 - Sr. Badminton @ Stratford Badminton Club 8:45 to 2:30 - ADA3M/4M - Children’s Theatre to Stephen Central & Bluewater Coast 10:05 to 11:35 - CHV2O Civics Final Exam - Room 209 11:20 - Ring Day - front foyer 11:45 to 9:00 - Huron Jazzfest @ Central Huron SS, Clinton 11:40 - OSAID, Room 209 3:00 to 4:15 - Fitness Room Open 7:00 pm - Free Huron Jazzfest Concert @ Central Huron SS, Clinton
Friday, April 11 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 2 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 4 School Based Youth Counsellor 8:00 to 6:00 (tentative return time) - Jr. Boys Hockey @ Rotary Complex, Stratford 8:45 to 12:45 - Grade 7 & 8 Jr. Band & Grade 9 to 12 Sr. Band - School Music Tours 10:15 - Guidance/Admin/COPE Meeting 1:00 - Grade 8 Grad. Photo Retakes