Aug 22

Late Registration for 2016-17

Late Registration will be on Tuesday August 30th at Highland Park Junior High School.

Our office will be open from  9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Please bring Proof of address, a birth certificate, and a Nova Scotia health card number. These are required to complete registration.

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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