Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I was pleased with how efficient our staff and students reacted when we had a fire drill today. The weather was very nice when we had the drill so the students didn't mind going outside. Next month there will be an Earthquake Drill, done in consultation with the other high schools and Saint Mary's Hospital. According the Bill Eisner, this will be an opportunity to practice our Coast-wide response, from a communications perspective, in the event of an earthquake.
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 2:40 PM
Friday, February 24, 2012
Mr. Lewis had his students develop a learning tool that would help them learn more about the reproductive system. The end result was several games called, "THe Pregnancy Game." The students enjoyed playing the game, while learning facts about reproduction. Well done!!!!
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 2:34 PM
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Last year's Governor General Award winner, Rowan van Wersch, stopped by to pick up his award today, as university students are off on their reading week break this week. Ms. Dimond and Ms. McOuat joined us for a photo of Rowan, with his award.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 5:05 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Ms. McOuat's Grade 7/8 students were working on making aprons, as well as making pancakes when I stopped by her class this afternoon. I saw students eating pancakes of various colours at the end of the block-- green, brown and pink!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 12:07 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
I was busy with Bill 33 Meetings today, but I did get a chance to participate with our Indoor Soccer team at lunch time. It is great to get away from the paperwork and to spend time with our students. Soccer was good fun and once it ended it was back to Bill 33 Meetings. FYI Bill 33 Meetings provide an opportunity for principals and teachers to discuss class composition, when there are more than three students designated with IEPs in a class. It gives us an opportunity to discuss the needs of the students and teachers. We discuss strategies that can help enhance the learning environment and we try to provide appropriate SETA time for the various classes. There will be more Bill 33 Meetings tomorrow. Have a good night everyone. Mr. H
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 5:38 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
There seems to be a TOC shortage today as I am covering classes today. The first block I worked with a French 7 group and we played a game called, "Tic-Tac-Numero." It was an excellent activity which involved students working on their oral and auditory skills of numbers 1 to 90. The students were really cooperative and it gave me a chance to brush up on my French. Mr. Mocellin has taken a large group of students to Cypress Mountain for the day, so the classes I am covering today are small. I will be covering Grade 7 and 8 Science and Math the rest of the day. I do hope that the Skiing and Snowboarding trip goes well today!
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 10:43 AM
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Week one of Semester 2 is behind us and it is time to relax and have some family time. It has been a busy week, with a variety of issues that surfaced. Please make sure that you contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child's program or other issues that may come to your attention. We will be distributing report cards next Thursday, February 9th. Grade 12 students should have their marks included on their report cards, as these students may need this information for applications to post-secondary institutions. Because of the current teacher strike action, other students will not have marks included on their report cards. As I have indicated earlier, please make sure that you contact your son's/daughter's teacher if you want to get specific information about their achievement to date. If students have any incomplete marks, it is important that they do the assigned work within the time frame given. If you have questions about this, after speaking with the teacher(s), please do not hesitate to contact me. Have a great weekend. Mr. H
Posted by Mr. Mark Heidebrecht at 1:43 PM