Oct 07

School Advisory Council Dates

Our 6 SAC Meetings will be Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 on the following dates:

October 18th

November 22, 2016

January 17, 2017

February 21, 2017

May 9, 2017

June 13, 2017

Oct 04

Big Cove News (Updated)

Big Cove date has been confirmed. We will be going from the  10th to 12th May. Please fill in and return your slips to reserve your spots and pay your$20 non-refundable deposit by October 7th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bradbury.

Sep 07

Principal’s Letter

Dear HPJH Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new principal of Highland Park Junior High. I
am excited to be joining this school community. On behalf of the staff at Highland Park Junior High, I would
like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new and returning students and families for the 2016 – 2017
school year. Teachers and staff have been busy working hard to ensure that it will be a great year for everyone!

We have many clubs, groups and sports teams and we’d love to have as much participation as possible. Please
encourage your child to get involved right away with all we have to offer. We also want as much parent
involvement as possible! Volunteers are a very important part of our school community.

We offer a supervised lunch hour if your child chooses to stay at school for lunch. Students will eat in the
Family Studies room from 12:00 – 12:20. At 12:20 they will go outside with supervision on school property. If
it is raining or very cold, students will remain supervised indoors. Please be aware that we can only provide
supervision to your child while on school property.

In addition to our school website, we’ll keep you updated with what’s going on at school with a monthly
newsletter. The first one will be going home the third week of September. This month we will be sending
home a paper copy, but will email the upcoming months unless you request paper copies. If you have any
community news or events that you would like put in our newsletter, please email it to me by the end of the
month. All newsletters, upcoming events and important dates will be posted on our website. Please be sure
to visit the school and teacher websites on a regular basis.

The best way that we can support your child is to have open communication with a shared partnership
committed to their success as a learner and a citizen. Any time you have a question or concern, please do not
hesitate to call.
We look forward to working with you over the upcoming school year and wish everyone all the very best!
Sincerely,
Carla
Carla Christianson
Principal

May 02

Congratulations Highland Park!

Congratulations to our students (and staff) who won a Makerspace for our school.  We won through Mindshare Learning after submitting this video.  Only three schools in Canada received a Mindshare grant! We are so proud!

What does this mean for students and learning? Find out from students and their teachers in this video.

Our school was featured in this months Superintendent’s Report.

Oct 26

MedicAlert

The MedicAlert® Foundation Canada is a charitable organization which is the leading provider of emergency medical information services linked to customized medical bracelets and necklaces. We are pleased to be able to offer MedicAlert memberships to students (from age 4 to their 14th birthday) through the No Child Without® program in select schools. The financial support of the Government of Canada and Lions Clubs allows students to receive the MedicAlert membership for FREE. Click here for more information http://www.nochildwithout.ca

Oct 09

Parents and Guardians, do you need to know what your child has for homework?

HPJH Families, have a look at our homework page to see what your child is responsible to complete at home.  Under the students tab, click on homework then chose the homeroom your child is in and everything is listed there.  Also, don’t forget to get in the habit of checking PowerSchool for attendance, lates, assignments and assessments.  If you need help logging in, please contact the school.

Sep 11

Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education

The 2015-16 school year marks the start of many new and exciting changes in classrooms across the province as a result of Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education introduced in January. The Action Plan was based on the feedback of more than 19,000 Nova Scotians, including teachers, students, school support staff, school boards, universities and the business community.

Some highlights this year include:

· a streamlined and innovative curriculum with a stronger focus on teaching math and literacy for primary to grade 3 students,
· new homework standards to support and enhance student learning at every grade level,
· a new school code of conduct that will apply to all schools,
· more hands-on learning activities for students to develop their technology skills, including Brilliant Labs and,
· more math mentors working with teachers to support higher student achievement
· a new career education framework for grades 4-12 students
· core French programs that use interactive and conversational teaching methods
· a new growth and development guide for families with four-year-olds to encourage early learning

For more details on changes coming in 2015-16 visit www.ednet.ns.ca .Follow the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development on twitter @NSEducation.

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