This page houses all current news that is relevant to high school students and parents.
Mr. Rowland has been working hard to secure another great set of service learning opportunities across the city. On Wednesday, February 14th, our high school students and staff will be heading off in at least 10 different directions to serve at places like the New Life Centre, Hospice House, Phoenix Transition House, Bibles for Missions, and Gateway Christian Ministries. To pull this off, we are looking for parent drivers and/or chaperones to transport close to 120 staff and students to these different destinations. If you are willing and able to drive, please contact the Office and provide your details. Parent volunteers are invited to join the high school for the kick-off breakfast at 8am. Teams will be heading out around 9am and returning to the school at 11:30am. Feel free to contact Dave Rowland or Shane Nelson for more details.
High school students who did not participate in an A-D block PE class this semester were given paper DPA forms to fill out and return by this Friday. Please ensure that you have signed the form so your child can return it to the office by the end of the day on Jan. 26. (Note that we did not do an online form this semester as was previously communicated. Sorry for the confusion.)
All grade 7 parents, and any other interested elementary parents, are invited to come to Cedars at 7pm on January 30th to hear about the Cedars High School in a presentation by Mr. Nelson and a panel of current students and alumni. We will preview a draft of our 2018/19 grade 8 schedule, and discuss and answer questions about our high school program.
It is that time of year again!
As we move toward Semester 2, work on next year’s high school schedule begins. Please make note of the following dates and steps in the process.
January 15-29 – Grade 8-11 Class Visits
Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Giesbrecht have started visiting classes to discuss the scheduling process, the new 2018 Graduation Program, and a short survey of courses that they are interested in or need to take next year. Click on these links for digital copies:
Note: All Ministry of Education course descriptions can be found under the curriculum tab at https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/
January 30th – High School Orientation Night
All grade 7 parents, and any other interested elementary parents, are invited to come to Cedars at 7pm to hear about the Cedars High School in a presentation by Mr. Nelson and a panel of current students and alumni. We will preview a draft of our 2018/19 grade 8 schedule, and discuss and answer questions about our high school program.
February 13-16th – First Draft of High School Schedule
During this week, students will be given an initial draft of the high school schedule and asked to complete a course selection sheet to provide feedback and help us create our final schedule. Although some time will be set aside to guide students through course selection at the school, Mrs. Giesbrecht, our Academic Advisor, is available by appointment to sit down with students and parents to provide further assistance. Students and parents are also encouraged to use the online myBlueprint tool to investigate post-secondary pathways and program prerequisites. All of our grade 8-11 students have been introduced to this tool, but Mr. Nelson can be contacted for support.
Mid-April – Final Student Timetables Issued
Once all course selection forms are collected, teacher assignments are confirmed, and small adjustments have been made, students will be placed into classes and, Lord willing, final timetables issued in April.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Nelson or Mrs. Giesbrecht.
The Cedars PAC is hosting a Pancake Breakfast for all high school students started at 8:00am tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. Come a bit earlier to socialize and get those stomachs filled with great food before class!
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