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Please note that the Semester 2 Exam Week dates have changed from the original calendar we shared last September.
- Monday, June 17: Study Day
- Tuesday, June 18 – Friday, June 21: Exams
June 21 is the last day of school for everyone, topped off by our Year-End BBQ!
Account balances in the PowerSchool Mobile app can look confusing, so we wanted to clarify it for everyone.
When you have a negative number, which should be displayed in green, that means you actually have money in the student account. When you have a positive number, which should be displayed in red, that means you owe money to the student account.
So it’s best to ignore whether a number is positive or negative and go with what colour it is instead. Red = you owe money, green = there is money in the account.
If you ever have questions about your student account, please call the Business Office or email us at email@example.com
On Tuesday, Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Giesbrecht met with current grade 9-11 students to review the new BC Graduation Program, and collect some preliminary information to inform the development of our 2019/20 high school timetable.
Next year, the implementation of the new, modernized BC curriculum will be completed from K-12. We encourage each parent to take some time to review the new graduation requirements outlined below.
Graduation Requirements (Dogwood Diploma)
Language Arts 10 (4 credits)
Mathematics 10 (4 credits)
Science 10 (4 credits)
Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits)
Career Life Explorations (4 credits)
Language Arts 11 (4 credits)
English Studies 12 (4 credits)
Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Science 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits)
Career Life Connections + Capstone (4 credits)
Arts Education OR Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies (ADST) 10 or 11 or 12 (4 credits)
In addition, students are required to complete 28 credits of grade 10-12 electives – three courses of which must be at the grade 12 level. At Cedars, Christian Perspectives 11 and 12 are required to be part of these 28 elective credits, and Career Life Connections (+ Capstone) are completed as part of Christian Perspectives 12.
Total: 80 credits required for graduation
A final requirement for graduation is the completion of three Graduation Program Assessments: Numeracy 10, Literacy 10, and Literacy 12. These assessments are not tied to a specific course, are marked on a 1-4 scale, and may be rewritten to improve score.
A detailed listing of courses that qualify for graduation credit can be found on pages 18 and 19 of the document linked below. Students have been given a paper copy of this to bring home for discussion.
A draft of our 2019/20 high school timetable will be available prior to Spring Break. Below, you will find links to the preliminary survey of Grade 10 and 11/12 course offerings. If you have any questions regarding graduation requirements or the course selection process, please contact Janice Giesbrecht, our Academic Advisor.
On Wednesday, February 27th, for our quarterly HS Service Day, a group of students will assemble and donate Cat Shelters to the SPCA. We’ll need the following materials:
- 10 x 18-gallon Roughneck Rubbermaid totes
- 10 Styrofoam coolers to fit inside the totes
- 2 x rolls of duct tape
- Straw (which will be placed in each house to keep the cat warm)
If you are interested in helping out with either donating the funds or purchasing the items, please contact Dave Rowland at firstname.lastname@example.org
This past weekend, the Cedars High School Cross-country Team travelled to Vanderhoof to race in the North Central Zone Championships. The sunny, but cool, day was perfect for racing and our runners did quite well.
Max Whitehouse narrowly missed out on the Junior Boys Individual gold medal, finishing in second with a time of 15:02, a scant 12 seconds behind the winner. As a result of his placing Max qualified for provincials in two weeks!
Our grade 8 girls did well for their first zones meet, shaving 1-3 minutes off their personal best times. They finished in the following order: Madelyne Erbacher (8th), Madeline Whitehouse (9th), Emma Ward (11th) and Elizabeth Hillhouse (12th). And Mackenzie Friesen finished 7th in the Junior Girls category.
Finally Madelyne, Madeline, Emma and Mackenzie combined as a team to bring home third place in the Junior Girls Team category.
As Coach Angela Whitehouse said, “the smiles on their faces at the end of the their respective races were a thing of beauty!” Many thank to Mrs. Whitehouse and Andrew Aukema for their coaching and encouragement and we will be cheering Max on at Provincials in two weeks!