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SKI CLUB -- Thursday, January 29 is Cancelled

The Ski Club's regular Thursday trip to Ski Wentworth is cancelled this Thursday, January 29, 2015 due to exams. 

Revised Exam Schedule

Please find attached the REVISED exam schedule.  Exams have been moved forward to the next school day.  For clarification, exams that were originally scheduled for Tuesday have been rescheduled for Thursday, January 28th (times remain the same). 

EXAM NOTICE

STORM CLOSURE NOTICE -- If there is a storm and school is cancelled, exams will move forward to the next school day. For example, if there is a storm closure on Tuesday, Tuesday's exams will be written on Wednesday at the same scheduled times.  The rest of the exam schedule will follow suit. 

This will delay the start of Semester 2 so please watch the website for updated information. 

Report Card Day -- Monday, February 9th

This is Report Card week.  We are hoping to send report cards home today; however, with the number of storm days we have had, it may delay the outcome.  If there is a change we will be sure to post here on the calendar and on the front page of the website.

Date: 
Mon, 02/09/2015

Carly's Journey

Having just returned from Buffalo, NY with a Team Canada silver win at the 2015 Women's U18 Ice Hockey World Championships, Carly Jackson (#70) is finalizing Semester I courses and preparing for her next big challenge.  On the docket next is the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, British Columbia where she and Team Nova Scotia will take to the ice but not before Carly helps open the Games as a flag bearer.  ARHS is so proud of her.

Jackson leaves for training camp in Halifax on the 11th of February and flies out on the12th.  The entire school community is following her progress and wishes her and her team the best of luck. 

Pictured above is a close up look at the silver medal.  Below is Carly (#70) with her silver medal. 

The Student-Parent Portal and In-Progress Marks

Around the province, the PowerSchool Student-Parent Portal has proven to be a valuable tool for tracking and communicating information related to student achievement. This provincial portal promotes transparency and ensures student and parent users have ongoing access to assessment details, grades, attendance and other important information made available by the school. For students in grades 9-12, academic achievement for most subjects is reflected by an In-Progress mark on the Student-Parent Portal. The in-progress mark is based on assessment evidence collected for the student to date. As such, it typically fluctuates throughout the duration of the course. At the completion of a course, however, the teacher reflects critically on the evidence collected and uses professional judgment in determining each student's final grade. In some instances, the in-progress mark and final grade may differ as a result of teacher judgment. This appropriate professional practice ensures student final grades are most reflective of their learning. Marks visible on the Student-Parent Portal are therefore not final grades until published on the Semester 1 report card distributed in February. 

Become a Host Family for an International Student

 

Become a Host Family for an International Student

The homestay program is the heartbeat of the Nova Scotia International Program experience. For students it's a way to learn about the Canadian way of life. For host families, it's an opportunity to bring the world home and gain a new family member.

Since 1997, the Nova Scotia International Student Program has welcomed students from around the world into homes across Nova Scotia. Working in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, students are given the opportunity to improve their English language skills while learning first-hand about life in Canada.

Eligible students come from all over the world and are carefully matched with Nova Scotian host families with the help of our dedicated homestay coordinators. Students range in age from 8-18 years old and stay anywhere from one month to one year. Participating in the Program can be a life changing experience for both students and their host families. Get involved today!

For more information, visit: https://nsisp.ca/become-host-family

 

EXAM SCHEDULE -- Please see attached

Please see the attachment for the January 26-29 Exam Schedule.  It is important that all students know the date and time of their examinations.  Please arrive on time.

ROCK OF '80s -- Rocked the Audience

Dance 11 students, volunteers and Mrs. Stubbert strutted their stuff for a packed house in the Susan Taylor Theatre on January 20th.   Congratulations are extended to the entire team who put together such a stellar performance of Rock of 80s.  You owned it!   

Date: 
Wed, 01/21/2015

Superintendent Clarke's Retirement Announced

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

Chignecto-Central Regional School Board Superintendent announces retirement

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Truro, NS – Trudy Thompson, Chair of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB), last evening announced the retirement of Superintendent Gary Clarke. Chair Thompson read Mr. Clarke’s letter of retirement into the official record during the Regular Public Board Meeting.

“Gary Clarke has served the students and staff of first, the Cumberland District School Board, and now the CCRSB for 36 years,” said Thompson. “His dedication, commitment and passion for education has made him a truly exceptional leader for our system. He will be greatly missed.”

A search committee for Superintendent Clarke’s replacement has been formed. It is expected that the search will be national.

 Mr. Clarke’s official retirement date is July 31, 2015.

The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board is comprised of 17 board members and 2,700 staff all striving to develop independent, lifelong learners in a student-centered environment, with high expectations for all. CCRSB serves over 20,000 students from Primary to Grade 12, throughout the counties of East Hants, Colchester, Cumberland and Pictou. 

An Insightful Evening of ARHS TED Talks

Thursday, January 8th saw the start of what may be an annual event.  Seven of Mrs. Parliament-Taylor's Advanced English 12 students decided they wanted to present their TED Talks to an external audience so they invited their parents and the public to witness their success.  Confidence, a strong voice and a passion about their topics made for a very enjoyable evening and certainly indicated that each student has much to offer as they head off to their post-secondary careers.  Congratulations to all involved. 

Japanese Student Returns Home

Japanese student, Ayane Dan, attended her last class at ARHS on Friday, January 9.  Here Mrs. Hoar, Principal, presents Ayane with her certificate of participation in the Nova Scotia International Student Program.  Thanks for selecting ARHS, Ayane.  We've enjoyed having you.

Dance Recital (6:30 pm) -- DANCE11 Classes

Mrs. Stubbert's DANCE11 students will showcase their talent this evening at 6:30 in the Susan Taylor Theatre.  We are expecting a sold out performance.  Come out and enjoy the show. 

STORM DATE:  January 21st.

Date: 
Tue, 01/20/2015

SKI CLUB -- Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Attention Ski Club Members:

We'll be skiing this Thursday, January 15th.  Any student who has not submitted forms or paid funds and plan to ski MUST see Mrs. Ripley ASAP.

Date: 
Thu, 01/15/2015

EXAM WEEK: January 26 - February 2, 2015 (updated due to storms)

Everyone will write exams unless there is a medical excuse provided by a medical practitioner.  Even with a medical excuse, it will likely mean the exam will be delayed until your child is feeling better. 

Date: 
Mon, 01/26/2015 - Mon, 02/02/2015

ELF CELEBRATION

On the last afternoon of school before the holidays, ARHS presented some special awards to nominated Special ARHS Elves who worked their magic around the school throughout the month of December. Congratulations to the following individuals and THANKS for being the special, spirited helpers that you are:

 

GRADE 9 Nominees and Winner:

Mackenzie Noiles

Jennie Crawford

GRADE 10 Nominees and Winner:

Emma Taylor

Adam Gaudet

Tyler Buchanan

GRADE 11 Nominees and Winner:

Melanie Crowe

Bailey Embree

GRADE 12 Nominees and Winner

Kelsey Weeks

Mitchell Allen

Emily Rossong

Gina Grattan

Taylor Chitty

Lauren Chitty

The Dragon Boat Team

TEACHER Nominees and Winner:

Mrs. M. Stubbert

Mr. T. Skabar

Mrs. S. Mizuik

38 Years of Service

Wishing our dedicated custodian, Derrick Weatherbee, a great last week before his retirement. 38 years of service! Lucky us! 

"He was always in it for the kids."

CONGRATULATIONS CARLY

T.E.A.M.  C.A.N.A.D.A.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

to our own, CARLY JACKSON,

on making the cut!

 

T.E.A.M.  C.A.N.A.D.A.

Merry Christmas to All

The staff and students

of ARHS

wish you all a very healthy and peaceful holiday season. 

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.

See you on Monday, January 5th, 2015.

Art Sculptures Appearing Around the Building

The first of many sculptures have begun to appear around the facility.  We have some very creative students in the building and Art teacher, Mrs. Stull-White, really knows how to tap into that talent. 

Dance11 Rehearsing for their Final Performance

Mrs. Stubbert's DANCE11 students are working hard for their final recital in January.

Our Friendly Cafe Society Employees, Allison and Angela

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas.

Tonight's Dance Postponed

This evening's dance has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule for one evening next week. Sorry for the inconvenience. (Thursday, December 11, 2014)

The Christmas Season Has Begun at ARHS

Sunday, December 7th marked the official start of the Christmas season with the annual Band/Choir Concert.  The students, under the direction of their conductor, Mrs. Stephanie Mizuik, gave a quality performance.  Thanks to all who attended.  Merry Christmas. [Photo Credit:  Darrell Cole]  

Photo compliments of Darrell Cole.

[Photo Credit:  Darrell Cole] 

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