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Annual Report for 2014-15 School Year

School Council-Annual Report for the 2014-15 School Year

Are you Vacationing?

Please note: if a student will be away from the school for hunting, vacation, etc. for more than 3 consectutive days, a Prolonged Absence Form must be completed. This form is available in the main office and after being filled out is taken to all teachers so that they may provide you with homework/assignments etc. while you are away. The form is then returned to the office to be signed by the principal.

Moving?

Reminder: If you move or your student moves please contact the school to update the Student database and set up new busing as required from the new location. Please note that it sometimes takes Tri-board several days to process a change in bus. 

Junior Conservation Award

Hi everyone,
At NHHS, we are very proud of the success of our Specialist High Skills Major Programs and wanted to share some exiting news with you. On Friday March 18th , Glen Pomeroy and Barb Gillis (Northern Outdoor Studies Program (NOS) teachers) took several NHHS students to the Delta Meadowvale Conference Centre for the 83rd Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) Fish & Wildlife Conference. At the conference, the NHHS NOS program received provincial honours by being presented with the Junior Conservation Award by MNR Minister Linda Jeffrey. Our NOS program received this prestigious award for the second consecutive year.
Please check out the following news release which outlines the terrific work that our students and teachers are accomplishing.
You can also view a video of the presentation by clicking on the link contained within the document.
Keep up the great work Huskies!
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OTIP TEACHING AWARDS

 
Colleen Drew-Baehre's classroom is the great outdoors.
 
 
A teacher at North Hastings high school in Bancroft, she takes advantage of the area's beautiful lakes and forests.
“Yes, it's the perfect spot,” says Drew-Baehre,  winner of this year's OTIP award for secondary teachers. “Some of the kids go on to work in fields relating to the environment. It's all around them.”
Drew-Baehre has been in the classroom for 21 years and is currently teaching Grades 9 and 12.
She strives to make her classes relevant the surrounding community. She says information gathered by the students during forest projects or oxygen testing in lakes is often forwarded to government offices.
“The students are learning, but the results of their work are actually going somewhere,” she says. “It gives real meaning to their studies.”
Leaf Worsley, a fellow teacher who nominated Drew-Baehre, says her teaching methods are both endearing and enduring.
“Soft-spoken and good natured, Colleen would be the last person to think that she should be nominated for an award,” says Worsley in her nomination letter. “However, her work to develop new, meaningful, insightful courses, coupled with the rapport she has with past and present students, deserves to be recognized.”
She says students are enriched by Drew-Baehre's diverse collection of hands-on experiences, including GPSing the schoolyard and other natural areas, tree marking, designing computer maps of local environments, collecting and analyzing water samples for quality, designing kits for wilderness survival and recycling and ecosystem management, such as shoreline stabilization.
Worsley says Drew-Baehre also gets students involved in the community, such as writing oral histories of local personalities, friends or family and participating in Bancroft's annual spring clean-up event.
She also collaborates with other teachers to combine learning experiences, such as getting her resource management students to build duck nesting boxes in the school's carpentry shop.
Recently, she and Carl Ziebarth developed a four-credit environmental training program to prepare students for post-secondary education in the environmental field.
“The kids up here are great,” says Drew-Baehre. “They're full of energy and have goals, but there just aren't that many jobs. A lot of them have to move on elsewhere.”
 
 
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From the Office

The snow is finally GONE, spring and its April showers are here, and the end of our 2008-2009 school year, is near! It is hard to believe that we have reached the midterm of our second semester and that we are gearing up for graduation. As always, our Huskies have been very busy this term and we know that the spiral of activities is only going to speed up as we approach June.

Looking back, on February there is much to report on. In February we had a very successful grade 8 open house, a very well attended semi-formal dance, an entertaining talent show, and an excellent motivational assembly for all students in grade 8 through 12. This assembly featured a special guest speaker by the name of Rick Osborne. He was sponsored to come to North Hastings by B.A.C.P.A.C. and our local O.P.P.. Rick spoke to the students about the truth of drugs, crime and the gang life. His talk was certainly an eye-opener and his messages regarding positive decision making and acting in good character were certainly clear. The students were very engaged during the presentation, and many stayed behind to speak with him during their lunch. This presentation was certainly one-of-a-kind and we would like to thank B.A.C.P.A.C and the O.P.P. for sponsoring this event and providing this opportunity for our students.

Moving on to March, we are happy to report that we once again had a very successful Literacy Camp with over 60 students attending and participating. We had our Northern Environmental Research and Development Studies class participate in ‘ice rescue”, we had curlers go to COSSA, wrestlers go to OFSAA, and rugby players go to Ireland for tour. There was certainly no shortage of North Hastings High School “representing” as they participated in local, provincial and national activities. At this time we would like to thank all of our teachers and community members for volunteering their time and continuous support for such great activities and experiences for our students.

As we take a look at April there is no slowing down. This month saw our annual student-teacher hockey game where the teachers got whopped 10-3, the “Fryer, Galois Hypatia” and “Euclid” math contests were held, our grade 8 pathways project began, a boy’s literacy, and a buddy reading project are each in full swing, the Music Festival was a success, and our Student Council elections are happening. In addition, the 17th was our Husky Pride assembly where we had the kick off for the first ever “House Food Drive Competition”. This is a competition between our four houses to see which house can bring in the most food (by weight) for the Food Bank over a period of one week! Our students are motivated and we are sure to see a great donation to the local food bank. Lastly, we would like to thank those who brought the Mully Children’s Family and its young and very talented Kenyan performers to our school. This cultural experience was a welcomed surprise.

As we look ahead we have Education Week coming, the 30 Hour Famine, Relay for Life, spring sports, our athletic award’s night, course selections, prom, our year-end assembly and of course final exams. While the end of the school year may be near there is much yet to happen!

In closing, Mrs. Quinn and I would like to say that we hope this report brings good news and reflects your student’s commitment to learning. At this time we ask you to review this report with your student to develop a plan to ensure success at year end. We encourage you to contact the teachers if you have any questions or concerns. We congratulate everyone who has helped to make North Hastings High School a “Happening” place! We look forward to continued success…GO HUSKIES!

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