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2023-2024 Weekly News

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May 23, 2024
Here are a few reminders for this week. 

Performing Arts
Next week is the opening night for our musical, Shrek! Tickets can be purchased through School Cash or by calling or visiting Ms. Zaremba in the business office. Wednesday, May 29th is already sold out. General admission tickets for the other showings are $10. The poster, with all the details, is on our school website: https://chestermere.rockyview.ab.ca/

Here is the link to the article about our school play in the Chestermere Anchor: 
https://www.theanchor.ca/2024/shrek-the-musical/

Band 
Congratulations to the CHS Band for their performances as the “House Band” for the Calgary Surge Basketball team at their exhibition game on May 15th. The band created a fun atmosphere and lots of excitement by playing stadium favourites such as “We Will Rock You” and “Sweet Caroline”. The Band did a fantastic job, and the organizers are keen to have them return for another game in the future.  

All CHS students and parents/guardians are invited to our Spring Band Concert at 6:30 P.M. on Thursday, June 6th, 2024. It will be an amazing night of musical performances honouring the Graduating Class of 2024.  

Athletics
Congratulations to the following Lakers on their success at the RVS Divisional Championships. These athletes have advanced to the South-Central Zone Championship that is being held yesterday:

  • Joshua - 3000 m, Senior Boys, 2nd 
  • Henry - 100 m Hurdles, Junior Boys, 2nd & 300 m Hurdles Open, 2nd
  • Avery - 800 m, Senior Girls, 2nd
  • Cash - High Jump, Intermediate Boys, 1st
  • Owen - Triple Jump, Intermediate Boys, 1st
  • Kayden - Triple Jump, Intermediate Boys, 2nd
  • Shayla - Shot Put, Intermediate Girls, 3rd 
  • Owen - High Jump, Junior Boys, 1st
  • Eiliyah - 300 m Hurdles Open, 2nd
  • Gage - Javelin, Senior Boys, 1st
  • Caden - Shot Put Junior Boys, 2nd and Discus, 2nd
  • Gage, Adam, & Landon - 4 x 100 Senior boys, 2nd
  • Harjot - Senior Girls Long Jump, 3rd
  • Anthony - 100, 200, and shotput - participating in Zones
  • Rylee - 100, 200, and shotput - participating in Zones

Canadian Student Leadership Conference 2024
Chestermere High School will be sending a delegation of 4 students and a teacher supervisor to the Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) being held at Camp White Pine in Haliburton, Ontario, from October 5 – 8, 2024. At CSLC, students get the opportunity to meet and network with student leaders from across the country and build their capacity as student leaders and leaders of the future. During the conference, students participate in workshops, community-based activities, and attend sessions with incredible keynote speakers. Students who are currently in grade 10 or 11 and will be attending CHS next year who are interested in attending CSLC are encouraged to meet in Ms. Boutilier’s classroom on Friday, May 24 at lunch for an information session. Because of the limited number of spots, students interested in attending must complete the CSLC 2024 APPLICATION available on the Chestermere High School website and the students’ Grad Class Google Classroom and return it to Ms. Boutilier by the end of the school day on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Please reach out to Ms. Boutilier directly with any questions. 

2025/26 & 2026/27 School Calendar Survey 
Rocky View Schools (RVS) invites you to give feedback regarding the proposed school calendars for the 2025/26 and 2026/27 school years. Beginning in 2025/26, RVS is considering the introduction of a fall break in November to support staff and student well-being. The survey includes questions about the impact a break in November might have for you and your family. It is important to note RVS is legally required to include a minimum number of school days, professional learning days and all statutory holidays into every school year calendar. To learn more about the options being presented and to provide feedback, visit RVSEngage. The survey will be open beginning May 20 and close June 17 at 4 P.M. The Board anticipates making a decision next fall. Thank you for your time and input.

School Fees
All outstanding school fees are past due. Parents/guardians can pay on SchoolCash or contact Ms. Zaremba at 403.272.8868 or lzaremba@rockyview.ab.ca for payment options. Have a great rest of the week.

May 8, 2024
Here are a few reminders for this week.

Performing Arts
The month of May means it is time for Shrek the Musical! Tickets are now on sale for students and parents/guardians. Tickets can be purchased through School Cash or by calling or visiting Mrs. Zaremba in the business office. We would recommend purchasing your ticket ahead of time! General admission is $10, or you can secure a front or second-row seat for $15. Kids 5 and under watch for free! If you have a local business owner or know of one and would like to advertise the musical with one of the production posters, please email Ms. Fulthorpe at cfulthorpe@rockyview.ab.ca

Lakers Spirit Showdown
CHS is excited to announce our upcoming Lakers Spirit Showdown – a spirit week that will end off with a whole school pep rally on Utley Field. Spirit days are as follows:

  • Monday, May 13: Twin Day – find a buddy and twin for the day!
  • Tuesday, May 14: Students Dress as a Staff Member, Teachers Dress like a Student – respectfully, dress like your favourite staff member!
  • Wednesday, May 15: Anything BUT a Backpack Day – get creative and bring your things to school in anything BUT a backpack! All backpack alternatives must be appropriate and safe for school.
  • Thursday, May 16: Grade Colours Day – for the Pep Rally, students and staff have been assigned a specific CHS colour to wear based on their grade or if they are staff. G10: Red. G11: White. G12: Black. Staff: Grey.

The Pep Rally will include a preview of Shrek: The Musical, grade Olympics, and a “Pie a Teacher” raffle draw. For the Grade Olympics competition, teams will be competing for the title of “2024 Lakers Spirit Showdown Champions.” Using the link below, students can sign up to be on their grade team and compete during the Pep Rally.

Grade Olympics Pep Rally Sign Up

To accommodate this event, we will be running a modified schedule on Thursday, May 16. Please see below and make note of the changes.

Period 1 (Block 2)                           9:04 – 10:08
Period 2 (Block 1)                           10:13 - 11:17
Period 3 (Block 4)                           11:22 – 12:26
Lunch                                             12:26 – 1:06
Period 4 (Block 3) Check in            1:06 – 1:10
PEP RALLY                                      1:10 – 2:31
Period 4 (Block 3)                           2:36 – 3:40

Athletics
In Track and Field, congratulations to Gage Nagassar for placing 1st in Senior Javelin with a throw of 36.59 metres and congratulations to Cash Dyer for placing 2nd in Intermediate High Jump at 1.83 metres which is only 2 centimetres from the CHHS record and the National Qualifying Championship height. Congratulations to Hij and Logan for winning consolation gold at Badminton Provincials last weekend. Here is a list of upcoming sports events: 

  • Boys soccer - May 9th we will be hosting Cochrane Cobras starting at 4:00 P.M.

  • Boys Rugby - Jamboree game day is on Wednesday, May 8th at the Calgary Rugby Union.

  • Ultimate Frisbee - the High Wood tournament is on Saturday, May 11th.

  • Track and Field - Preliminary competitions are happening this week in anticipation of the RVS Divisional Track Meet on May 14th.

Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs)
Our final PTIs are scheduled for tonight from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. Here is the link to the Conference Manager booking site if you haven't booked an appointment. We will also be hosting an Open House presentation for our incoming Grade 9 students/parents/guardians at 6:30 P.M. in the Wilson Gym with a school tour at 7:00 P.M.

RVS seeks public feedback on ward boundaries
The Board of Trustees invites you to give feedback regarding Rocky View Schools’ ward boundaries. A ward is a local area within the school division that a trustee represents.  As some of our communities have changed significantly since the last board boundary change in 2017, the board is engaging in a review to ensure that effective and equitable representation is maintained. We invite you to take part in our review process by attending a public meeting and/or providing feedback. To learn more about the options being presented for feedback, public meeting times/locations, and provide feedback visit RVSEngage.

May 3, 2024
Here are a few reminders for this week.

Performing Arts
The month of May means it is time for Shrek the Musical! Tickets will be on sale by the end of next week. Tickets can be purchased through School Cash, by calling or visiting Mrs. Zaremba in the business office and purchasing tickets at the door with cash. We would recommend purchasing your ticket ahead of time! General admission is $10, or you can secure a front or second-row seat for $15. Kids 5 and under watch for free! If you have a local business owner or know of one and would like to advertise the musical with one of the production posters, please email Ms. Fulthorpe at cfulthorpe@rockyview.ab.ca

Athletics
Congratulations to all players that competed in the South-Central Zone Championship this weekend. Our medallists were:

  • Hij & Logan earned a Silver Medal in Senior Boys Doubles.

  • Adam & Salina earned a Silver Medal in Senior Mixed Doubles.

  • Lincon earned a Bronze Medal in Intermediate Boys Singles.

  • Isabella earned a Bronze Medal in Junior Girls Singles.

Good Luck to Logan Erb and Hij Straker who will compete in Badminton Provincials this weekend in Edmonton!

Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs)
Our final PTIs are scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. The appointment software is open. Here is the link to the Conference Manager booking site. We will also be hosting an Open House presentation for our incoming Grade 9 students/parents/guardians at 6:30 P.M. in the Wilson Gym with a school tour at 7:00 P.M.

RVS Leadership Academy
The RVS Leadership Academy (RVSLA) is a division-wide student leadership program that offers a full-year, five-credit special projects course for students in Grades 10-12. Applications are now open for RVSLA's 2024/25 Year One cohort. Current Grade 10-11 students who may be interested in amplifying their leadership learning can apply using this form until May 15, 2024. More information is available on the RVS CLC website. Questions can be directed to Teacher, Lauren Curry.

Bus Safety and Parent Pick-up
Parents/guardians are reminded to use the Parent Pick-up and Drop-off parking spots on the South part of our campus. Please do not park on the highway, or the road on the West side (front) of the school. Students are reminded to not walk in between or behind buses. Safety is our first priority.

Have a great weekend. 

April 25, 2024
I hope everyone is enjoying the warm weather this week. Here are a few reminders for this week.

Performing Arts
The Fine Arts Academy is working hard on the final touches to costumes, set pieces, and musical accompaniments for the upcoming Shrek the Musical! performances. Tickets will be for sale on School Cash in early May. The performing arts students cannot wait for the audience to see Shrek the Musical! May 28, 29, 30, and June 1st. Evening shows begin at 7:00 P.M., and the Saturday matinee begins at 3:00 P.M. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. 

Band
CHS music students can't wait to depart for Nova Scotia on Sunday, April 28th to complete the second half of their exchange program through Experiences Canada. Students will be reuniting with students from Glace Bay High School, performing in a concert band clinic at Dalhousie University, touring the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, attending a Symphony Nova Scotia Concert, and much more. 

Culture Week
We had amazing weather for our Food Truck Day today. Our leadership students have done a great job this week organizing cultural games, dances, trivia, and food trucks. Don't forget, tomorrow is cultural dress day. 

Athletics
Congratulations to the badminton team on a successful Divisionals tournament last weekend. The CHS team won the Divisional Banner!  Here is a list of the winning categories:

Grade 10 Girls Singles - 2nd Place & 3rd Place
Grade 10 Girls Doubles - 3rd Place
Grade 10 Boys Doubles  - 2nd Place
Grade 11 Boys Singles - 2nd Place
Grade 11 Boys Doubles - 1st Place
Grade 11 Girls Doubles - 2nd Place 
Grade 11 Mixed Doubles - 2nd Place
Grade 12 Mixed Doubles - 1st Place & 2nd Place
Grade 12 Boys Doubles - 1st Place
Grade 12 Boys Singles - 3rd Place
Grade 12 Girls Singles - 3rd Place

The Badminton South-Central Zone Championships are this weekend in Airdrie. Good luck Lakers. 
Our athletes are also practicing for Boys Soccer, Track and Field, and Rugby.

Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs)
Our final PTIs are scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2024. from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. The appointment software will open to parents on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. Here is the link to the Conference Manager booking site. We will also be hosting an Open House presentation for our incoming Grade 9 students/parents/guardians from 6:30 P.M. in the Wilson Gym with a school tour at 7:00 P.M.

RVS Leadership Academy
The RVS Leadership Academy (RVSLA) is a division-wide student leadership program that offers a full-year, five-credit special projects course for students in Grades 10-12. Applications are now open for RVSLA's 2024/25 Year One cohort. Current Grade 10-11 students who may be interested in amplifying their leadership learning can apply using this form until May 15, 2024. More information is available on the RVS CLC website. Questions can be directed to Teacher, Lauren Curry.

Bus Safety and Parent Pick-up
Parents/guardians are reminded to use the Parent Pick-up and Drop-off parking spots on the South part of our campus. Please do not park on the highway, or the road on the West side (front) of the school. Students are reminded to not walk in between or behind buses. Safety is our first priority.

Off-Campus Education Here is a link to the RVS Off-Campus Newsletter about CAREERS Skilled Internships & Events, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP),Work Experience, and Green Certificate Program.
https://sway.cloud.microsoft/a3pgXRplhfPwEqim?ref=Link

Reminder:
Monday, April 29, 2024 is a Professional Learning day for RVS staff. Students will not attend school on Monday and will return to regular classes on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. 

Have a great rest of the week. 

April 15, 2024
Reminder
The end of quarter three and the mid-point of the second semester is Friday, April 19th, 2024. Fourth-quarter classes will begin on Monday, April 22nd, 2024. 

Performing Arts
The Fine Arts Academy has been working hard to finalize the spring musical. Tickets will be on sale soon for Shrek the Musical! The show dates are May 28th, 29th, 30th, and June 1st. Any parents/guardians interested in volunteering please contact Ms. Fulthrope. 

Band
Chestermere High Staff and Students welcomed 48 band students from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia into our building last Thursday.  Glace Bay students joined CHS students for a field trip to Studio Bell, then returned to our school for a combined rehearsal (with over 120 students!) and a Welcome Banquet. Thank you to the school community for their flexibility and friendliness towards the Nova Scotia students.  They all had a wonderful time and built the foundations for life-long friendships with our CHS students. The CHS Band can't wait to see them all again when we visit Glace Bay at the end of the month!

Culture Week
Our leadership students are excited to let everyone know that Culture Week is coming back to CHS the week of April 22nd – 26th. This year, they will be organizing lunch hour activities, food trucks, and prizes for participation. If you would like to provide feedback for the week, please fill out the Google form posted in your Grad Class Google Classroom or scan the QR code on one of the Culture Week posters around the school.

Athletics
Boys Soccer, Track and Field, Rugby, Ultimate, Badminton, and Girls Flag Football are all in full swing. The Badminton Divisional is this weekend. 

School Council Meeting
Our next School Council Meeting will be at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 in the Learning Commons. 

April 9, 2024
Reminder
The end of quarter three and the mid-point of the second semester is Friday, April 19, 2024. Fourth-quarter classes will begin on Monday, April 22, 2024. 

Alberta Student Leadership Conference Application
Chestermere High School will be sending a delegation of 15 students and a teacher supervisor to the Alberta Student Leadership Conference (ASLC) being held at Bert Church High School in Airdrie, Alberta from Sunday, April 28th - Tuesday, April 30th, 2024. At ASLC, students get the opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of student leaders from across Alberta and build their individual capacity as student leaders and leaders of the future. During the conference, students participate in workshops, community-based activities, and attend sessions with incredible keynote speakers. Students who are interested in attending ASLC must complete the application posted in their Grad Class Google Classroom and return it to Ms. Boutilier by the end of the school day on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. The application can be found here.

New School Website
The new Chestermere High School website has launched! https://chestermere.rockyview.ab.ca/ We are excited for our families to use the new site to help find information about our school and easily connect with the divisional website. The site is clean, clear, mobile-friendly, and easily viewable and translatable on all devices. The important links at the top of the previous website have also moved to the new site; simply click on “students” or “parents” at the top of the new site to access them. Please reach out to your teacher if there is information you were accessing through the website. We appreciate your help and patience in reporting any missing information, wrong hyperlinks, or other issues. Please email Ms. Stumborg to report any errors you might see. 

Culture Week
Our leadership students are excited to let everyone know that Culture Week is coming back to CHS the week of April 22 – 26. This year, they will be organizing lunch hour activities, food trucks, prizes for participation, and a talent show. If you would like to participate in the talent show or if you would like to provide feedback for the week, please fill out the Google form posted in your Grad Class Google Classroom or by scanning the QR code on one of the culture week posters around the school.

Athletics
Rugby practice has begun and games will start in two weeks. Contact Mr. Derkatch for information. Badminton is also ongoing, with the team having a scrimmage against St. Gabe's. Ultimate Frisbee (Ms. Taylor), Girls Flag Football (Mr. Ledieu, Mr. Bates, and Ms. Stumborg) will practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Boys Soccer (Mr. Barham and Ms. Mohammad), and Track and Field (Mrs. Hasiuk) will all be starting up. Boys' soccer tryouts will be today and Thursday after school on the South fields.  

Places to Eat Lunch
With the warmer weather, students are reminded to enjoy the picnic tables and bleachers on the East Side of the school beside the basketball courts. The courtyard will also be open everyday for students to eat their lunch and socialize on the benches. The South Gym/classrooms and North Social/classrooms are still available everyday as well. Students are reminded to keep our campus looking great by utilizing the garbage cans and not leaving garbage on the ground and floor.

Have a great rest of your week. Eid Mubarak for our students and families celebrating Eid tomorrow. 

March 28, 2024

Here are some updates for this week.

New School Website
Our new school website has gone live. The new site has all pertinent information about the school in a new fresh format. https://chestermere.rockyview.ab.ca

School Fees for 2024-25
The proposed School Fees for the 2024-25 school year have been posted on our new school website. These fees will be submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval on April 25, 2024. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Zaremba at lzaremba@rockyview.ab.ca before April 9, 2024.

Culture Week
Our leadership students are excited to let everyone know that Culture Week is coming back to CHS during the week of April 22 – 26. This year, they have organized lunch hour activities, food trucks, prizes for participation, and a talent show. If any students would like to participate in the talent show or if you would like to provide feedback for the week, please fill out the Google Form.

Summer School
Rocky View’s summer school registration opened on March 25. If you are interested in signing up for summer school this year, please make an appointment with your counsellor online. More information has been shared on the class of 2024, 2025, and 2026 Google Classroom pages. Links and available courses are also on your Google Classroom page. Junior Forrest Rangers applications are also due at the end of March.

Athletics
Rugby practices have begun indoors. Contact Mr. Derkatch for information. Badminton is also ongoing, with the team competing in a few tournaments in preparation for the divisional and zone tournaments. Ultimate Frisbee (Ms. Taylor), Girls Flag Football (Mr. Ledieu, Mr. Bates, Mrs. Stumborg), Boys Soccer (Mr. Barham, Ms. Mohammad), and Track and Field (Mrs. Hasiuk) will all be starting up after spring break.

Solar Eclipse
As you may know, on Monday, April 8th, 2024, from approximately 11:48 A.M. to 1:40 P.M., a partial solar eclipse will occur in the province of Alberta. While exciting, everyone must prioritize their safety during this event. Direct solar observation poses a significant risk of ocular damage; therefore, all students must adhere strictly to safety protocols to avoid any potential harm. Parents, please talk with your child(ren) about proper safety protocols during a solar eclipse. 

Reminder
With Spring Break happening next week, students will return to class on Monday, April 8, 2024. Have a safe and rejuvenating break. Ramadan Mubarak, and Happy Holi, Passover, and Easter to our community members celebrating these spring holidays. Take care. 

March 21, 2024

Here are some updates for this week.

Summer School
Rocky View’s summer school registration opens on March 25. If you are interested in signing up for summer school this year, please make an appointment with your School Counsellor online. More information has been shared on the class of 2024, 2025, and 2026 Google Classroom pages. Links and available courses are also on your Google Classroom page. Summer school classes fill up very quickly, so please do not wait to make your appointment. Junior Forrest Rangers applications are also due at the end of March.

Student Password Update
To enhance security measures on core RVS services and to meet new minimum-security requirements on our third-party services, we need to ensure our RVS user accounts have secure passwords. If students have not changed to a secure password and are still using their default password, it is strongly recommended it be changed before the Spring break. Please review the process on our website at: https://chestermerehg.rockyview.ab.ca/students/student-password-change.

Art Contest - Mental Health
RVS is sponsoring an Art Contest to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health. Students interested in submitting their art can find more information at this link on our school website:
https://chestermerehg.rockyview.ab.ca/counselling/mental-health-out-loud-art-contest-information

Grad Update
Hello 2024 graduands. We need your gown size, grad quote, and future plans. Please go to bit.ly/4celL8r to complete the form before March 22, 2024, so we can order your grad gowns. Parents, if your child is graduating this year, please ensure they complete this form before the deadline. 

PBIS Matrix
This semester we have put up the final PBIS matrix in our North and South Buildings and on our school website.  The fourth letter in our SAIL acronym is that everyone in our school will be "Leaders" by contributing, supporting each other, and leading by example. 

Athletics
Our badminton athletes will be competing at a tournament in Brooks on March 23, 2024. Girls Flag Football will be starting immediately after Spring Break. Interested students should contact Mr. Ledieu. Rugby has started with practices happening indoors until the snow melts and the teams can practice outside. Any students, boys, and girls, interested in playing rugby this year please contact Mr. Derkatch. Track and Field will start immediately after Spring Break. Interested students should contact Mrs. Hasiuk at khasiuk@rvschools.ab.ca

School Fees - School Council Meeting (New Time)
There will be a brief School Council meeting at 4:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2024, in our Learning Commons to review our school option fees for next year. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend. 

Drive safe on the roads. Have a great rest of the week.

March 15, 2024

Here are some updates for the end of the week.

Grad Update2024 Graduands! The grad committee will need your gown size, grad quote, and future plans. Please go to bit.ly/4celL8r to complete the form before March 22, 2024, so the grad committee can order your grad gowns. Parents, if your child is graduating this year, please ensure they complete this form before the deadline. 

PBIS MatrixThis semester we have put up the final PBIS matrix in our North and South Buildings and on our school website. Each week I will outline the different concepts in our PBIS model. The third letter in our SAIL acronym is that everyone in our school will be "Accountable" by acting responsibly, being prepared, and striving to improve.

AthleticsCongratulations to Coach Wilson and the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Team who won bronze medals at the South-Central Zone Championships. Thank you to all the coaches and athletes who put together great basketball seasons for our students this year. On Tuesday next week, our badminton students will be competing in a tri-meet at Lester B Pearson. They will also be competing at a tournament in Brooks on March 23, 2024. Girls Flag Football will be starting immediately after Spring Break. Interested students should contact Mr. Ledieu. Rugby is starting up next week with practices happening inside until the team can go outside. Any students, boys, and girls, interested in playing rugby this year please contact Mr. Derkatch. 

School Fees - School Council MeetingThere will be a brief School Council meeting at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2024 in our Learning Commons to review our school option fees for next year. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend. 

Enjoy the warmer weather over the weekend before we get some much-needed precipitation next week.  

March 6, 2024
Thank you to all the students who sat down with us to put their course requests in for next year. It is exciting to start the process of putting classes together for next year.

Honour Band
Congratulations to the following students who represented CHS at the Honour Band this year. Lyvia B., Amiah D-S, Nathan G., Taygan K., Sophia S., Robin S, and Ryan H.

All these students travelled to the university of Alberta in Edmonton and performed with hundreds of other band students from across Alberta.

PBIS Matrix
This semester we have put up the final PBIS matrix in our North and South Buildings and on our school website. Each week I will outline the different concepts in our PBIS model. The second letter in our SAIL acronym is that everyone in our school will be "Accountable" by acting responsibly, being prepared, and striving to improve.

Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs)
We are looking forward to seeing our parents tonight at PTIs. There is a Vaping and Addictions presentation in Room 1059 during PTI tonight.

School Fees - School Council Meeting
There will be a brief School Council meeting at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, March 25, 2024 in our Learning Commons to review our school option fees for next year. All parents/guardians are welcome to attend.

Just a reminder that Monday is an RVS Professional Learning Day for our staff. There is no school for your children on Monday with classes resuming on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Enjoy the warmer weather over the weekend.

March 1, 2024

Student Course Requests for 24-25 School Year
All grade 10 and 11 students designated for Chestermere High School next year must have their completed (with parent signature) 24-25 Course Request Form with them for Monday. That is when we will start calling students to the North Social to work with an Administrator or School Counsellor to put their course requests into the timetabling software. All forms and a recording of the presentation can be accessed on the school website.

New Course for Next Year
Yearbook 20/30 and Leadership 20/30 combined class will also be offered as a J-block (i.e., an early bird class before period one, twice a week for the school year). Students will work together to plan school events and contribute to the creation of the school yearbook. Leadership 20/30 will still also be offered in the regular schedule.

PBIS Matrix
Over the last few years, our school community has been developing a Positive Behaviour Intervention & Support (PBIS) Matrix. This semester we have put up the final PBIS matrix in our North and South Buildings and on our school website. The first letter in our SAIL acronym is that everyone in our school will be "Safe" by understanding physical and emotional safety, being respectful to others, and contributing to a safe school environment.

Welding Rodeo
Congratulations to Cayley B., Stephen S., Emmitt L., and Austin C. who participated in the 2024 Welding Rodeo. As a team, our students placed second in the event completing against all other schools in Southern Alberta. Great job Lakers.

Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs)
The next PTIs are scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2024, from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. The booking software closes at 3:00 P.M. on March 7th.

Rocky View Immigration Services
During PTIs, translation services are available upon request. Please contact the school at 403.272.8868 or email Ms. Mohammad at rmdadmohammad@rockyview.ab.ca to arrange support. Ms. Wahl, Settlement Counselor for the Rocky View Immigration Services (RVIS) will be providing a session for parents/guardians to learn about the school system in Canada, improving English language communication, completing forms, finding jobs, helping your child succeed in school, finances in Canada, and understanding Canadian Culture.

Vaping and Addictions Presentation
Suzzy Anibueze, Rocky View Schools Addiction Counsellor, and Sigh Panidarapu from Alberta Lungs will be in Room 1059 at 6:00 P.M. for a parent presentation on vaping and addictions. Interested parents and students are welcome to attend.

Have a great weekend.

Here are some updates for the week.

Athletics
The Varsity Boys and Varsity Girls play tonight, with our Boys hosting the Bert Church Chargers and our Girls traveling to W.H. Croxford to play the Cavaliers. Both games are at 7:00 p.m. Our Junior Varsity Boys will host W.H. Croxford Cavaliers on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in our Wilson Gym.

24-25 Timetabling Presentations
On Wednesday, February 28, 2024 there will be an hour long Connection Block in Period 2, Block 2. Grade 10 and 11 classes will be going through the 24-25 Course Request Forms with our School Counsellors. Mr. Fenton will be at the school to present to the students who are designated for Horseshoe Crossing School. The grade 12 teachers will be going through a grad check with their students. Mutli-grade classes can access both.

On March  4, 5, and 6, 2024 there will be an Admin Wall for our grade 10 and 11 students. During these three days, all Admin, School Counsellors, and Main Office staff will set up in the North Social and call all students down with their forms to request their classes for next year. Students must have their completed Course Request Forms with them when they are called down. Any questions can be directed to our School Counsellors, Ms. Allan for students with last names starting with A-J, and Ms. Guitard for students with last names starting with K-Z.

Parent-Teacher Interviews (PTIs)
The next PTIs are scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The booking software opens to parents on Thursday, February 29th at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 3:00 p.m. on March 7th.

Rocky View Immigration Services
During PTIs, translation services are available upon request. Please contact the school at 403.272.8868 or email Ms. Mohammad at rmdadmohammad@rockyview.ab.ca to arrange supports. Ms. Wahl, Settlement Counselor for the Rocky View Immigration Services (RVIS) will be providing a session for parents/guardians to learn about the school system in Canada, improving English language communication, completing forms, finding jobs, helping your child succeed in school, finances in Canada, and understanding Canadian Culture.

Accountability Room
We will be launching our Accountability Room on Monday, February 26, 2024. The Accountability Room is a classroom space that is used during lunch period and is designed to support students’ academic behaviours. When a teacher is concerned about a student’s academic behaviour(s), they will have a discussion with that student regarding that behaviour. However, if the academic behavior continues, the teacher will contact parents/guardians and assign the student to a lunch period the following day in the Accountability Room to provide time to improve their academics.

Cosmetology
Cosmetology is open for clients. The program is looking for haircut models, male or female. All services, availability, and prices are listed on the booking site. All services are supervised by a Red Seal Hairstylist Journeyman. http://lakershair.youcanbook.me

AES Survey - Grade 10 Parents
The Alberta Education Assurance Survey (AES) is now open for students in Grade 10 parents/guardians. Submissions close on March 1, 2024. Parents/guardians can complete the survey online. Packages were sent to parents/guardians via Canada Post which include:

  • a Parent Notification Letter containing information about the survey;

  • a letter containing a Random Access Code (RAC) and a QR code for accessing the survey online;

  • and instructions for accessing the survey in other languages.

One survey is to be completed for each child and parents/guardians will receive separate RACs for each child. The survey is available in English or French. If you require a survey in a language other than English or French, contact your school principal. Punjabi, Cree, Korean, Denesuł̨in̨e,́ Tagalog, Chinese (Traditional or Simplified), Arabic, Spanish or Urdu translations are currently available. Please contact your school with questions upon receiving the survey package.

Semester One Assessments
Semester one report cards are now available in PowerSchool. Semester one Diploma Exam marks are available to students in PASI.

School Fees
Semester two school fees are posted on School Cash and are due by Thursday, February 29, 2024. Please contact Ms. Zaremba at 403.272.8868 or lzaremba@rockyview.ab.ca if any student/parent/guardian has any questions regarding school fees or would like to explore payment options or waivers before the February 29th deadline.

Off-Campus Coordinator
Please see Dr. Judah in Wellness or email her at mjudah@rockyview.ab.ca if any students are interested in exploring the programs listed below:

  • Green Certificate Program
  • CAREERS Skilled Internships Fair & Young Women in Trades and Technology
  • Crossfield Regional Career Fair
  • Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP)
  • Trades Exploration Programs
  • Work Experience

Here is a PowerPoint that outlines more details: https://sway.cloud.microsoft/xY8E9XlnuXTquXbL

Have a great rest of the week.

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.