December 19, 2014
Thank you to all the students who arranged celebratory events for the last week of school. Thank you also to all those who participated in the diverse Winter Assembly. Thank you to the Squamish Nation for debuting our new Mascot. Auditions and a naming contest will be held in the New Year.
A huge thank you to Joe from Nester’s for donating pig hearts (yes, pig hearts!) to Ms. Flynn’s biology courses. We appreciate all the heart we get at HSS.J
The best news for the holidays is that our 2014 Grad rates were excellent. Howe Sound Secondary achieved 100% Grad rate for Aboriginal students, 100% for our Special Needs students, 100% for our English Language Learners, 99% grad rate for our female students, 95% grad rate for our male students and an overall accomplishment of 97% grad rate. We are extremely excited to end the year on such a high note as we have all worked hard to create a positive and engaging learning environment for our students. It is a great pleasure for all of us to work in a dynamic environment that supports arts, athletics, service, trades and academics to such a high level. There really is something for everyone and we encourage all our students to take full advantage of the opportunities offered during their time at Howe Sound Secondary School.
Grade 12s, if you still have not done so, please complete your Grad Transitions paperwork (download from this website) as it is due by the end of January. It is worth four credits and you cannot “cross the stage” without completing it.
For those of you who plan ahead… January 26, 2015 is a Professional Development Day so there will be no school.
Provincial exam dates for first semester courses will be held from February 2 – 5, 2015. Semester Two begins on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (right after the Family Day holiday, February 9).
- Monday, February 2
- Eng. 12 at 9 a.m.
- Socials 11 at 1 p.m.
- Sc. Hum 11 at 1 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 3
- Eng. 10 at 9 a.m.
- Com 12 at 9 a.m.
- Fral. 12 at 1 p.m.
- English First Peoples 12 at 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, February 4
- Sc. 10 at 9 a.m.
- BC First Nations 12 at 9 a.m.
- English First Peoples 10 at 1 p.m.
- Thursday, February 5
- Math FoM 10 and AW Math 10 – both at 9 a.m.
On behalf of the entire Howe Sound Secondary staff, we wish you, and yours, a wonderful, and much deserved, Winter Break. Thank you for sending your students to Howe Sound Secondary. See you in 2015.
Dr. Christine Perkins