Welcome to SHDHS

Dear Students:

Welcome to the 2016/17 school year at South Huron District High School! We hope your summer has been fulfilling and that you are excited to come back to school. Each new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and we encourage you to see this as an opportunity to try something new and to challenge yourself.

This year you will notice some changes in staff, most notably in the office Mrs. Bayer-Smith is replacing Mr. Smith, Mr. Allen has been added to the administrative team, and we are lucky enough to have Mr. Simmons here to help us navigate this great school. We also welcome Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Fritzley who are teaching grade 7/8 and have much to offer our school. Finally, we have a new face in our EA staff, Ms. Love, who brings with her some Panther Pride as a former graduate from this building.

South Huron District High School is an exciting place to be and we can’t wait to see what this year will bring.  Throughout the year Mr. Allen, Mr. Simmons, and Mrs. Bayer-Smith will be working hard to showcase all of you and your successes. We encourage you to have a voice in our school, to be involved, and to play an active role in your education.  Come and visit us, share your thoughts, your experiences,  and your learning with us so we can learn from you. Remember, this is your school and this is your future.

It is our hope that at the end of this year you will feel prepared to move forward in your chosen pathway. We hope to provide you with the skills you need to achieve excellence. Our staff  will work hard to support you in reaching your full potential and to help you feel like you belong to a welcoming school community. We encourage you to ask questions, to be curious, and to seek out help whenever you need it. There are lots of people in this great school who are ready to help you reach your goals, so don’t forget to ask.

Wishing you the very best for the 2016/17 school year.


Mr. Allen, Mrs. Bayer-Smith, and Mr. Simmons

(South Huron Administrative Team)

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance

Our school board is offering you the opportunity to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance provides protection against unexpected costs arising from accidental injuries. The program is especially valuable for families who:

  • do not have medical or dental plans,
  • have limited plans, as it may help supplement health and dental benefits, or
  • have active children who enjoy sports and outdoor activities.

Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance has a selection of plans to suit most budgets. Benefits include coverage for:

  • The full school year (September to September), 24 hours a day, while at home and in school;
  • Expenses that are often limited or not covered by private or group insurance plans, or Provincial Health Insurance Plans, such as ambulance, physiotherapy, private tutoring, counselling, and much more;
  • Injury-related dental treatment (including future dental treatment up to age 26);
  • Out-of-province or country emergency medical expenses.

If your address changes during the school year, your Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance plan is transferable from school to school, anywhere in Canada.

Insurance premiums for children are $14.50 or $33.50 per year, depending on the plan selected. A discount is available for families with 3 or more children. Adults age 20 to 64 can also be insured for $32.00 per year.

For more information or to apply online, please visit kidsplus.ca, or speak with a Kids Plus™ Client Service Administrator at 1-800-556-7411.

iA Financial Group is a business name and trademark of

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.



Bus Information for the 2016/17 School Year

Just a reminder to all Parents/Guardians, if your child (ren) is (are) eligible for transportation you are responsible for looking up your child (ren)’s busing information for the 2016/2017 school year. The busing information for the 2016/2017 school year will be available on the Huron Perth Student Transportation website (www.ourschoolbuses.ca) mid-August. Please check the Huron Perth Student Transportation Services website frequently in the last week leading up to the first day of school as routes and times change daily during the last week.

To look up your child’s bus information:

Once you have entered the website:

  • Select the “Busplanner Webicon

  • Then select “Student Login” (Make sure you have selected the correct school year from the drop down arrow box in the top left hand corner of the page before you make any selections )

You will need the following to login:

  • Ontario Education Number (OEN)

    • This can be found on your child’s latest report card and should have 9 numbers

    • Only include the numbers – do not include hyphens

    • If the report card only has 8 numbers then include a zero 0 before the 8 numbers

  • Date of Birth (Year/Month/Day) (birthdate order format may be different on each computer)

  • House Address Number or 9-1-1 Address

  • School Name

    • The School that the child will be attending in September 2016

    • This can be selected from the pull-down list

When you gain access to the portal, you will be able to see such information as your child’s eligibility for bus transportation, the Bus Route Number, approximate morning pick-up time and location, approximate afternoon drop-off time and location, transfer bus information, School Bus Company and more.


Staff List 2016-2017






  Bayer-Smith, Jana Principal
  Allen, Shawn             Vice Principal
  Simmons, Rob Vice Principal
Arenburg, Stephen Science
  Bowers, Julie Student Success
Bray, Kristy Math, Social Science
  Carnochan, Robyn Learning for All Coach
  Chisholm, Eric  Math
  Colbourne, Paul CWS
  Conley, Phil Health & Physical Education
  Dougall, Janis SERT
  Dougall, Roger Technology
  Elder, Evelyn         AMDEC
  Foran, Heather Guidance
Fritzley, Rhonda Art, History and Geography, Language, Math 
  Grant, Katie English, French
  Harris, Gina Art, History
  Hawley, Heather English
  Hayter, Kim Learning for All Coach
Hill, Brenda Mathematics
Hone, Carleen Art
   Jones, Krista     Art, History, Geography, Math, Language
Keller, Amanda Science
Krainz, Robert Technology
  Lenting, Mike COPE
McCowan, Melanie Science
  McGee, Jodie  Art, Health & Physical Education, History & Geography, Language
McLennan, Tracy Canadian and World Studies, Co-Op
Migchels, Mandy Careers, Science
Milner, Kate Drama, English
Moore, Isaac Music
  O'Brien, Jeff Technology
  Oliver, Brian  Geography, History, Language, Math
Osborne, Scott English
Park, Stacey English, SERT
  Peat, Rob Technology, Careers, Civics
  Pregent, Monique Science
   Prout, Matt  Technology
  Regier, Carolyn
Math, English, Music, Drama & Dance, History & Geography
  Schade-McLellan, Karen  Math, Physical & Health Education, SERT
  Small, David Mathematics
Soldan, Ryan Canadian and World Studies, Health & Physical Education
  Steinacker, Jason Art, French, Health
  Strano, Heather Health & Physical Education
Vandepoele, Michael Business
Watson, Russ English, SERT
  Weselan, Shelly Co-op, Guidance

Secretarial Staff
Kay Rathwell, Office Manager
Nicole Filson, Reception
Joan Morgan, Attendance

Custodial Staff
Kevin Drager, Head Custodian
Kevin Boyce
Mike Foxton
Darrel Gingerich
Bev Hovius
Judi Nigh-Nedza

Education Assistants
Kathy Coolman
JoDee DesJardine
Sandra Fremlin-Skinner
Marianne Keller
Brenda Kipfer
Marlene Lightfoot
Michelle Meikle
Deb Oke
Robert Sangster
Dianne Shapton
Janice Snowden
Cara Stoll
Sandra Sweitzer

Technical Resource Assistant
RuthAnne Osgood

How to Use This Site


Welcome to the newly redesigned South Huron District High School Weblog.  While this style of website is not "new" by any stretch of the imagination, this post is meant to serve as a guide for those who are new to the blogging style of websites as to how to read and understand the layout and organizational structure of the blog.

Blog Layout

This blog is laid out in a traditional last-in-first out style. This means that the newest item is available for reading at the top of the screen, and each subsequent post below that is in reverse chronological order of when it was posted.

Over the course of time, the post that was once at the top of the page will fall further and further down to the bottom of the screen, and eventually fall off the front page completely. The front page will only display the last 10 posts made.

It's important for you to know that once a post falls off the page, IT'S NOT GONE.  There are a multitude of ways for you to find an older post, should you need to:

The first is to associate that post with a CATEGORY.  If you're looking for a post about report cards, for instance, perhaps you'd try clicking 'administration' as a category.  This will bring up all posts that were originally associated with administration by the author.  There are a variety of categories available and often, a post will cover more than one.  Every effort will be made to associate each post with appropriate categories so that they can be found easily down the road.

Another way to seek out an older post is to use the 'search' function at the top right of this page.  Simply type in a key word that you think would be embedded in the text somewhere and the search function should find what you're looking for.  It's important to remember that this search box searches THIS BLOG ONLY and therefore you shouldn't get any results from outside the school website.


At the bottom of each post, you'll see a series of words that you might not be familiar with.

The PERMALINK (short for PERMANENT LINK) is a link to the specific web-location of that specific post. The URL of the permalink is what you want to obtain if you want to forward the post to a friend or reference it in your own blog.

"Comments" refer to reader comments about a specific post.  Comments are encouraged to facilitate discussion and online collaboration around the events going on in the school.  If you read something that you like, dislike or wish to comment on, simply click the word 'comments' at the bottom of the post and the blogging software will allow you to make a comment about that particular post.  Please be aware that due to security and to ensure the appropriateness of comments, they are moderated.  This means that before your submitted comment is made public, it must first be 'approved' by an administrator.  This shouldn't take very long and as long as your comment is not hateful, or in some way inappropriate for a school website, it will be posted in an unedited way.


The most attractive feature of blogging is the ability to 'subscribe' to a particular blog.  Subscribing takes place through RSS (Really Simple Syndication).  On the right pane, you'll see a link that says 'subscribe in a reader' and upon clicking this, you'll get a screen that gives you a few options.

There are many RSS aggregators available, and their purpose is simply to offer a place for all of your RSS subscriptions to come together.  When a new post is made on one of your 'subscribed websites' the aggregator will display this as new material.  You will only be notified in your aggregator if a new post is made.  This eliminates the need for a user to be 'surfing' to multiple websites to see if new information is posted.

The SHDHS website is fully compatible with most RSS readers, and if this is a platform you're interested in using, you'll find this site to be fully capable of working with your existing infrastructure.


You are encouraged to submit new content or ideas to this site.  There is a convenient link posted at the right of the blog to submit information.  This site can also accept documents, photos, video or audio content for publishing.  For information about this or to make arrangements, please include your desire to do something along those lines in your communication through the above link.

The blog format of this website is very conducive to posting up-to-date news and reports on what's going on around our school.  It can only be the complete, up-to-date resource we'd all like it to be with the cooperation and work of staff and students of the school.  If you are a part of an event that's taken place, please write up some text and submit some photos for inclusion on the site.  Use this site as a means to promote your upcoming events.

We have a very active school and community.  This site should be a reflection of that.  Thank you in advance for your active contributions.


Please find on the right pane a Calendar application that has all of the school events from now until the end of the year posted.  If your event is not listed, please submit a notification and it will be added promptly.  This calendar is meant to be a resource for students, staff and parents to become familiar with all the important upcoming dates.