Principal: Dr. Christine Perkins –

Vice-Principal: David Dunkin –


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Principal’s Message – April 27

April 27, 2015

Dear Families,

Parent/Teacher/Student Night TONIGHT! Monday, April 27 from 5 – 8 p.m. Early Dismissal at 2 p.m. followed by Report Card pick up when you go to school in the evening. Register online.

Talent Show – Friday, May 1 at lunch in Theatre.

24 Hour Drum – May 1 – An entire year of hard work and dedication will come together as students present the 24 Hour Drum. This event begins in Squamish El (Roadblock demonstration – not a real roadblock!) and then HSS at 9:15 a.m. (Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Women), stops at Whistler Secondary and then ends at Xit’olacw Community School, Mt. Currie late afternoon. All members of the Seat to Sky corridor are invited to join the festivities when our Aboriginal Youth Leaders host and evening show and dinner at Xit’olacw School (Mt. Currie) to conclude the day’s events from 6 – 9 p.m. For more information please contact Susan Leslie or Chloe Scott

And later that day, at HSS…

School-wide Assembly – Cadence – An A Cappella History Voice – 2 p.m., May 1, 2015. According to their website, staff and students will “take a trip through time with Cadence as they cover over 100 years of vocal music in 50 minutes! This Juno-nominated quartet will cover such musical styles as Gregorian Chant, Classical, Choral, Jazz, Doo-Wop, Rock, Blues, and more, incorporating mind blowing instrumental imitation, high energy antics, and audience participation.”

National Youth Mental Health Day – Thursday, May 7 assembly for all Grade 10s and other interested students during “C” block in the theatre. Topics covered will include anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

Global Awareness Dinner – Thursday, May 14 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Pro-D Day Friday – May 15 – SCHOOL CLOSED

Victoria Day Monday -May 18 – SCHOOL CLOSED

School Planning Council (SPC) presentation to Board of Trustees – Wednesday, May 20 at 9 a.m. Thank you in advance to parents Sally Cheal, Linda Fayad, Kelly Doyle, and Caroline Bergin. Parents, staff and students will tour members of the Board of Trustees through a mini-timetable and host a fruitful discussion on learning at Howe Sound Secondary School.

Scholarship Ceremony Monday – May 25, 7 p.m. (by invite only). A huge thank you to the many individuals, businesses, and service organizations who donate over $80,000 to our graduates each year.

Spirit Day/Sports Day – Wednesday, May 27 – all day (more info to come)

Grand Finale Music Concert – Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m.



All fees are now past DUE. Check the Grad board in the MPR to see if you have been okay’d for Grad.

Commencement Tickets – will be distributed to students on Thursday, May 14. (7 each).

Last Grade 12 meeting before rehearsal – 12:40 p.m in theatre. (Final newsletter)

Grad Commencement Rehearsal – 4 p.m. at Brennan Park – Thursday, June 11 (all Grads MUST be in attendance in order to cross the stage)

Grad Commencement Ceremony– 7 p.m. at Brennan Park – Friday, June 12. All Grads are to be there by 6:15 p.m. in their caps and gowns.

Grad Tea – 9 p.m at Brennan Park following ceremony – hosted by ALL Grade 11 parents – contact parents Maria Mader and Annabel Ray to assist)

Dry Grad – Saturday, June 13 (see all details under Students/Grad Commencement/Dry Grad above) or contact Chairperson Carole O’Brennan or

Provincial Exams – June 19-24. (Detailed timetable to come).






Dr. Christine Perkins


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