Monday, March 17 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 3 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 1 Youth Addictions Counsellor Credit at Risk & Interim Report Entry Sheets to Office by noon 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
Tuesday, March 18 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 4 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 2 School Based Youth Counsellor 9:00 to 11:00 - Immunization Clinic (Grade 10 & 11) 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, March 19 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 5 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 3 Youth Addictions Counsellor 9:00 to 3:00 - Grade 7 & 8 Science Fair 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 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Open Art Studio, Room 224
Thursday, March 20 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 1 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 4 7:45 am to 5:00 pm (tentative return time) Jr. & Sr. Badminton - Goderich DCI 11:40 - OSAID, Room 209 3:00 to 4:15 - Fitness Room Open
Friday, March 21 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 2 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 1 School Based Youth Counsellor CASE Popcorn Sales Secondary Interim Reports to go home 10:00 am to Saturday, March 22, 7:00 pm - Sears Drama Festival, Listowel
Saturday, March 22 7:00 pm returning from Sears Drama Festival, Listowel
The 2014 30 Hour Famine for World Vision will be held on Friday, April 4th, to Saturday, April 5th. This is South Huron's 21st Famine Event, and we want to make this the best one yet! A big thank you to everyone who has already signed up and paid thier fees.
World Vision has gone to an on-line system for registration and collecting donations, and it is causing a few "teething pains", but I am confident that with patience and persistence we will get everything worked out!
If you want to do the Famine there are three steps that you must take:
1) Print out and complete the paper permission form and pay the $5.00 non-refundable registration fee (this helps to pay for wristbands, drinks, and our pizza "breakfast") You need to return the form and money to me in Room 209 by 4:00 pm on Thursday, March 6th
3) When you get the invitation you will need to complete the actual on-line registration with World Vision You need to have this done by Wednesday, March 19th
What do you do if you're trying all this and the computer isn't cooperating? What do you do if you're going to be away on March 6th? Please e-mail me: davimacl (at) fc.amdsb.ca (replace the (at) with the @ symbol) and we will figure out the solution.
Thanks for your support of this great cause - and your patience with the technical challenges of the new registration format!
Be proud of who you are! - Be proud of what you do!
Musicfest continued yesterday with the Jazz Ensembles heading to Westminster High School in London to perform and mingle with other schools in attendance.
First up, the Jazz Combo played through an energetic set, showcasing their abilities in various styles, from traditional Dixieland jazz all the way to modern funk. All members took took turns improvising and they worked well during their post-performance adjudication sessions. Congratulations to the Combo on their Silver award!
Later on, the Jazz Band performed three classic songs, ranging from salsa to big band swing. This diverse program was well received by the audience in attendance. The band also came together well during the post-performance adjuducation to listen attentively and make great strides forward with their sound as an ensemble. Congratulations to the Jazz Band on their Silver award as well.
Mr. Weston and Mr. Moore would like to send their thanks to the bands or their hard work and continued dedication to amazing musicianship. See you all after March Break as we work towards our annual Cabaret performances!
On Monday March 3rd, the SHDHS Senior and Intermediate bands as well as the Percussion Ensemble traveled to London to participate in the annual Musicfest Regional festival. It was a very full day, starting early in the morning when 70 students piled onto two buses to make our way to London.
Our Senior Band under the direction of Mr. Moore performed first. The program consisted of a challenging B400 level repertoire including Fergal Carroll's "Song of Lir", a new commission from Jeff Smallman entitled "Lonesome Scenes of Winter" and W. Frances McBeth's "Chant and Jubilo". The nearly 25 minutes of music was a challenging program for our musicians, but thanks to a dedicated work ethic and amazing fortitude and musicality, the Seniors played exceptionally well. They earned a SIlver + for their performance, which means that they are invited to play the National festival in 2015 in Toronto. It also confirms that this ensemble, who are destined for Vancouver Nationals in May, is ready to take on that challenge. Congratulations to our Senior Band!
Next, our Intermediate Band took the stage under the direction of Mr. Moore and Ms. Milner. They peformed a challenging B200 program that consisted of "The Great Escape", "As Winds Dance" and "Moscow, 1941". This music was a varied and musically challenging program that our Intermediate students did very well with. They performed with a lot of energy and musicality and earned a silver for their performance!
Finally, our Percussion Ensemble took the stage under the direction of Dave Robilliard and Mr. Moore. This young group of musicians played some challenging repertoire and navigated through it well. They should be proud of their performance and Silver rating!
A huge thanks to all the young musicians from South Huron who made such a strong impression on our adjuducators this afternoon. I hope you all had as positive an experience as possible, learned a lot and are proud of the work you did on stage. Congratulations on your personal and collective "bests" that happened throughout the day, and for being so supportive of one another.
Good luck to our Jazz students who perform in London on Tuesday, March 4th!
Monday, March 3 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 4 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 1 In-School Co-Op Youth Addictions Counsellor 7:00 to 2:45 - Music Fest @ London 9:00 - Snacks for Grade 7 & 8 students will be delivered to classrooms 10:00 to 10:15 - Snacks for Grade 9 to 12 students available in the front foyer
Tuesday, March 4 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 5 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 2 School Based Youth Counsellor 11:45 to 5:15 - Music Fest @ London 9:00 - Snacks for Grade 7 & 8 students will be delivered to classrooms 10:00 to 10:15 - Snacks for Grade 9 to 12 students available in the front foyer 10:30 to 1:00 - Health Nurse 11:00 to 4:30 - Grade 7 & 8 Basketball Tournament @ Stratford Sports Complex 3:00 to 4:15 - Fitness Room Open
Wednesday, March 5 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 1 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 3 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 to 12 students available in the front foyer 12:30 - Olds College Presentation 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Open Art Studio, Room 224
Thursday, March 6 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 2 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 4 CASE Popcorn Sales Last Chance to sign up for 30 Hour Famine 11:40 - OSAID, Room 209 3:00 to 4:15 - Fitness Room Open
Friday, March 7 P.A. Day - No School
March Break - Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14 Classes resume Monday, March 17 - Grade 7 to 8 - Day 3 - Grade 9 to 12 - Day 1
At this point in the semester, student progress in each course is reported upon as follows:
1. All grade 9 students will receive a progress report. In the past, this progress report has been mailed home. This semester, progress reports will be distributed to grade 9 students.
For students in Grades 10-12:
2. Concern Notification: The student is progressing in the course but not working to his/her potential. The teacher believes the student is capable of earning a higher mark. Please consult the recommendations listed within the letter. These letters are mailed home.
3. Credit At Risk: The student is struggling academically in the course to date. Please consult the recommendations from the teacher listed within the letter. If necessary, students should take this letter to Student Services to discuss the situation. These letters are mailed home.
4. If the student is progressing well in a course and there are no concerns, no letters will be mailed to the home of the student.
All of the above information will be distributed to students or mailed to the student’s home during the week of March 17.
A reminder that parent-teacher night this semester will be held on Thursday, March 27th (6:00 pm -8:00 pm) in the small gym and cafeteria. Please have your son/daughter make arrangements with his/her teachers on this evening for an interview if necessary.
Kevin Mills Principal
Kevin Mills, Principal, South Huron District High School 4 C's and 1 P email@example.com