Principal: Nick Pascuzzi – npascuzzi@sd48.bc.ca

Vice-Principal: David Dunkin – ddunkin@sd48.bc.ca

HOWE SOUND SECONDARY SCHOOL

1 604 892-5261 t / 1 604 892-5618 f
Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30 pm

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Principal’s Message – February 5

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please note that Semester 1 Report Cards will be mailed out for all of our students this Friday, February 5th.  In addition to the Semester 1 Report Card, the package will include the following:

1) Grade 10 and 12 student Report Cards will include instructions for parents on how to access the B.C. Ministry of Education Parent Survey.  This survey allows parents an opportunity to provide feedback on a number of topics that relate to their child’s experience at our school.

2) Each Grade 12 Report Card also will include a Diploma Verification Report which lists for the student the number of course credits they have accrued towards their graduation. Please take a moment to review this report with your child to ensure they are on track to graduate. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this report, please contact your child’s counsellor school counsellor.  For last names beginning with A – L, Ms. McCormick is the counsellor. For last names beginning with M – Z, Ms. Cunneyworth is the counsellor.

If you have any questions about your child’s report card, please feel free to contact me by replying to this email or by phone at 604-892-5261 ext. 105.

Regards, 

 

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

 

Principal’s Message – February 1

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please advise you child that they are to report to their “A Block” class Monday morning to start Semester 2.  All “A Block” class lists are posted in the Multipurpose Room.

Staff will be on hand to assist students to locate their “A Block” class list if they do not have their Semester 2 course schedule which was distributed to all students prior to the end of Semester 1.

 

Thank you,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

 

Principal’s Message – January 19

Dear Parents and Guardians,

A key focus for staff this week is preparing our students for their upcoming Government Exams.  Please note that Government Exams are scheduled for Monday, January 25th to Thursday, January 28th.  The exam schedule (attached) is set by the Ministry of Education and must be strictly adhered to by all secondary schools.  Students in each grade are required to write the following exams:

Grade 10 students are required to write a government exam for Math, Science and English

Grade 11 students are required to write a government exam for Social Studies

Grade 12 students are required to write a government exam for English

Students have pre-selected whether they would prefer to complete the hardcopy paper version of their required exam(s) or the electronic version of their exam(s).  Students selecting the paper version will be writing their exam in the small gym and students selecting the electronic version will be writing their exam in one of our computer labs.

Grade 10 and 11 students are advised that the government exam accounts for 20% of their final mark for the course. Grade 12 students are advised that the government exam accounts for 40% of their final mark for the course.  Students are to take final exams next week only if they are currently enrolled the courses listed above.  If they are taking any of the listed courses next semester they are to take write their governments exam(s) in June.  Details regarding materials students should bring to the final exams will be shared by their classroom teachers.

Busses will be running at their regular pick up an drop off times during exam week.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the information outlined above.  I can reached via return email or by phone at 604 892-5261 ext. 105.

Regards,

 

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

 

January 2016 – Exam Schedule

 

 

Principal’s Message – January 11

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It has been brought to my attention by our School Liaison Officer that a number of our students are jaywalking across Cleveland Avenue to get to and from Squamish Station Mall during our school lunch break. This can be a particularly dangerous roadway to cross given the high volume of traffic flow throughout the day.

RCMP have noted several instances of drivers having to take evasive measures to avoid students illegally crossing this busy roadway. We will be communicating this particular safety concern to our student body and advising them that RCMP will begin issuing tickets for jaywalking which constitute a fine of $100.00.

Please reinforce with your child to be mindful of crossing Cleveland Avenue at designated pedestrian crossings only. Your child’s safety is of utmost concern to our school and your support with this matter is greatly appreciated.

Regards,

 

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

Principal’s Message – December 7

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe we are already into December! The past months have seen our students work extremely hard in their classes, in their extra-curricular opportunities and in our community. We are excited about the coming month and about the recent accomplishments of Howe Sound students. Here are some highlights:

Volleyball season wrapped up in the second week of November with our Junior Girls Team being crowned district champions once again. Congratulations to all players and coaches.

Our Sounders Football team finished their season on November 28th by playing in the Tier Two Provincial Final at BC Place vs Earl Marriot. While the boys were not successful in securing the championship, they played with intensity and represented our school with class. Congratulations to players and coaches on a great season and good luck to those players graduating and moving on to new Post-Secondary Football opportunities.

Our Winter Gala is coming up and our music students are very excited to showcase their talents to the greater community while raising money for a good cause. Tickets are $20 and are available in the front office. The event is scheduled for December 9, 2015 at 6:00pm. Please come join us in celebrating our music program!

Additionally, basketball season is now underway. Our Senior Girls, Senior Boys, and Junior Boys are practicing and preparing for weekly games and tournaments. Please visit the school website to see schedules for each team, and come out and support our Sounders at home or away games during the season.

Finally, as we move closer to Winter Break, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a restful holiday. Upon our return from the break, we will have three weeks left before Semester 1 final exams! Exams are scheduled for the last week of January. More information will be forth-coming regarding final exams in the New Year.

Please contact me at any time if you have any thoughts, questions or concerns regarding your child’s education. I can be reached by email at npascuzzi@sd48.bc.ca or by phone at 604 892-5261 ext. 105.

 

Regards,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

Principal’s Message – November 3

Dear Parents and Guardians,

This message is a reminder that November Midterm Report Cards will be handed out on Thursday, November 12th between 5:00 and 8:00 pm during Parent-Teacher Interviews. Appointments for Parent-Teacher Interviews can now be booked on-line by clicking the following link:

Howe Sound School Appointments

Parents who are unable to attend Parent-Teacher Interviews will have their child’s report card mailed via Canada Post.

If you have any questions, thoughts or concerns regarding your child’s education please contact me by return email or phone at 604 892-5261 ext. 105.

 

Regards,

 

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

 

Principal’s Message – October 18

Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 12 Students,

This message is a reminder that Grad Photo Sessions are scheduled for this week from Monday, October 19th to Thursday, October 22nd.  Sessions are each day from 3:30 to 9:00pm at Howe Sound Secondary.  Students can book their photo appointment on-line at: http://hss.schoolappointments.com

 

Regards,

Nick Pascuzzi

Principal

 

 

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