February 2018 Newsletter
Grad 2018 News
Planning for Grad 2018 is now underway. The first student Grad meeting took place on February 1. Watch for further details.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Semester 1 Portrait Photography class by purchasing grad photos. The class is now over but if you still wish to order grad photos please get your order to your student photographer as soon as possible. Be aware that the photo editing and ordering will take longer as the student photographers no longer have dedicated class time to do this. Contact Mr. Tyrrell at the school if you have any questions.
Small Town – Big Dreams Talent Show
BCHS invites you to the “Small Town-Big Dreams” Talent Showcase taking place on Thursday, February 22 in the Drama Theatre beginning at 7:00 pm. Come out to support our amazingly talented students and staff. It’s a wonderful evening of entertainment! Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is $2.
The BCHS Band Booster Fruit Sale will begin in February with delivery in March. If you would like some delicious fruit, while supporting the band program, please contact a band student you know or call the school at 780-674-8522 and we will be in touch.
Anti-Bullying Campaign – Pink Shirt Day
In today’s digital world, it can be impossible to escape online bullying, whether it takes the shape of harassment, spreading rumours, sharing embarrassing information or threats. This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness – because we know that Nice Needs No Filter! Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday, February 28. Please support the campaign by wearing a pink shirt!
Student Leadership Activities
Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 20-23 at BCHS
Buy Your Crush a Pop-Support Anti-Bullying Initiatives – February 20-23
Distribution – February 28
Purdy’s Easter Chocolate Fundraiser Order deadline – March 9. Distribution until March 21.
The early dismissal day for February is Wednesday, February 28. Classes will dismiss at 2:19.
School Parent Council
School Council Special Presentation: Turning Point
In lieu of a School Council Meeting, the BCHS School Advisory Council is pleased to host in conjunction with BCHS, a Drug Awareness and Education Evening. It is called: Turning Point, Taking Control in the Face of Youth Drug Use.
As a parent, you cannot underestimate the difference you make in the life of your teen. You are the first line of defense when it comes to your child’s health, and helping them avoid abusive drug use and drinking. No one knows your child like you do, nor has all the answers when it comes to how to raise safe and healthy teens. To help you navigate this time, the Barrhead Composite High School Parent Council is putting together an evening on Monday, February 26 aimed at supporting you and providing information or answers to questions you may have about youth drug use. We have organized an open panel with a few of our community resources including representation from the RCMP, AHS Addictions Services, and Pembina Hills Public Schools. Please join us at 7 pm on February 26 in the BCHS Drama theatre for a night of information on drug use and new drug laws that are coming into effect in the next year.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Semester II parent/teacher interviews are scheduled for March 8 and March 14 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm each evening. Interviews will be scheduled in ten minute intervals for each teacher. To schedule you interviews, please visit the school website “barrheadcomposite.ca”. Navigate to “School Appointments” where you will be able to register and select appointment times that suit your schedule. If you are unable to access the internet or are having difficulty with the online system, please call the school for assistance.
If the contact information for your child has changed (your mailing address or phone number) please inform the school office at 780-674-8522. Thank you for continuing to advise the office when your child is absent from classes.
Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the school’s operation, please contact Mr. S. Kaplan (Principal), Mr. P. Raju (Associate Principal) or Mrs. C. Assenheimer (Associate Principal/Student Services) at 780-674-8522. If you have any questions about your child’s classes, please contact the teacher.
Feb 2 & 3 – Jr Gryphons BB to Westlock, Sr Gryphons BB to Ardrossan, Sr Jags BB to Gibbons
Feb 6 – Sr Jags BB to Westlock
Feb 7 – Sr Curling to Westlock
Feb 12 – Jr Jags BB to Neerlandia
Feb 16 & 17 – Jr Gryphons BB to Wetaskiwin, Sr Gryphons Girls BB to Ponoka
Feb 23 & 24 – Jr Gryphon Boys BB to Drayton Valley, Sr Gryphons BB Home Tournament,
Sr Curling Zones in Westlock
March 5 – PD Day – No School for Students
March 8 & 14 – Parent/Teacher Interviews
March 12 – School Parent Council
March 16 – School closed
March 21-23 – Jasper Ski Trip – Grade 9
March 22-23 – Cool Camp – Grade 8
March 21 – Early Dismissal
March 26-April 2 – Spring Break