HEALTH CARE AIDE INFORMATION MEETING
Wednesday, May 2 @ 5:00pm at Barrhead Composite High School
Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:15pm at RFStaples Secondary School
Pembina Hills Public Schools is once again planning to offer the Health Care Aide Certificate program, in partnership with NorQuest College.
- Beginning September 2018 and completed by the end of July 2019. Students attend afternoons, Monday – Thursday, and are required to participate in the clinical (practical experience) during the March break as well as for the month of July.
- The dual credit course offers twenty-five, 30 level high school CTS credits as well as the NorQuest college Health Care Aide certificate. There is good opportunity for employment in this region, and the starting wage is close to $20/hr. Previous students have been able to use their marks from this course to enhance their applications for nursing programs. Some students use this course as a good foundation for further study (EMT, physio, medicine, nursing, animal tech., etc.), and some have HCA as their career choice.
- Pre-requisite – English 10-1 or 20-2.
- Afternoons only approx. 12:30 – 3:00 (almost all Friday afternoons are off), and the students get time off in January & June to prepare for the other exams. They must participate in both practicums to successfully complete.
- Returning students are welcome to apply, and must be no older than 19 as of Sept. 1/2018.This is an opportunity for you to upgrade or work part time, while earning a college certificate. About 30% of the 2017-18 HCA class are returning students.
- Students not currently registered in Pembina Hills Public Schools are welcome.
**For more information, please attend an information evening session, contact your schooladministrator/counselor, or Karen Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grad Pasta Supper Fundraiser
The Graduation 2018 pasta supper fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, May 9, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the BCHS cafeteria. The cost is $8.00 per person or $25 for a family of four. Enjoy a great meal while supporting the Grad ceremony of 2018.
THE P.A.R.T.Y (Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth) Program is an injury prevention program designed for Grade 9 students to help educate them about the consequences of poor decision-making and “risk behaviors” such as drinking and driving, not wearing a seatbelt, etc. Also discussed are the dangers that alcohol and drug use can have on the ability to make smart choices and how the abuse of either can leave a person vulnerable to risks. The goals of the PARTY Program are to reduce the incidence of risk related trauma in youth, empower youth to recognize risk and make informed, safe choices, increase awareness of personal responsibility for choices, increase knowledge of the impact of serious injury on quality of life and promote injury prevention initiatives. The PARTY Program, offered will be held on Tuesday, May 15 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at BCHS.
Spring has finally arrived!! Once the driving range is open at the out of town golf course we will begin getting back into the swing of things. Ms. Luciuk and Mrs. Sabiston will be there for help on Wednesdays and Thursdays after school. If you have any inquiries please talk to Mrs. Sabiston in Rm 34.
SAVE the DATE!
PHPS School Expo & Career Fair
Thursday, Sept. 27th, 2018
Watch for more information coming soon!
Everyone is welcome to attend our 6th Annual Pembina Hills Power Band Concert on Monday, May 7. This evening is part of Music Monday, a national day of celebration of Music Education. More than 120 musicians will be performing together the music of the Beatles! Our band students from grades 8-12 as well as those from RF Staples will be performing. Concert starts at 7:00 pm in the BCHS East Gym. Admission is free. Thank you to Barrhead Band Boosters for sponsoring this event.
The annual BBQ & Guest Speaker & MS Walk are on Thursday, May 17. We will be having former student and Paralympic Volleyball player, Heidi Peters, as our guest speaker. Heidi was Canada’s leading scorer and eighth overall, with 30 points at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games. That performance helped Canada win the bronze medal and a berth at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Peters played high school volleyball before she faced cancer at age 16. Four years later, Peters emerged victorious from her battle and returned to the athletic lifestyle.
There is no cost to students for the BBQ but any donations made will go towards the MS Walkathon.
Citadel Theatre Trip
On Wednesday, May 2 the English 20-1 and English 30-1 classes will be participating in a fieldtrip to the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton to see the production “Silver Arrow.” The bus will depart at 8:30 am sharp and will return at approx. 4:30 pm.
Natural Sciences Camp
The Natural Sciences Camp is taking place from May 24 to May 28. Students can earn 5 credits while gaining hands-on learning with outdoor experts and having fun. The cost is $200. Please contact Mrs. McGinn for futher information.
Skills Alberta Competition
The Skills Alberta Competition will take place from May 31 to June 1 at the Edmonton Expo Centre.
BCHS Library News
Friday, May 11 is NO FINE DAY at BCHS Library. Return overdue books that day and the fines will be forgiven.
May 2 Citadel Trip
May 2 Health Care Aide Information Meeting – 5 pm
May 3 Jr High Dance – 6:30 – 9:30 pm
May 4 & 5 Sr High Badminton Provincials
May 7 Power Band Concert – 7 pm
May 9 Grade 9 Provincial Achievement test, English Language Arts, Part A – 9am-12:00pm
May 9 Grad Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
May 10 High School Dance – 7:00 – 10:00 pm
May 11 No fines day at the library
May 14 Ron Pate Track Meet
May 15 – 20 Portrait Photography trip
May 15 Gr 9 PARTY program
May 17 Multiple Sclerosis Walkathon, BBQ & Speaker
May 18 No School
May 21 Victoria Day – No School
May 22 Sr High Track Zones
May 24 Jr High Track Divisionals
May 24-28 Natural Science Camp
May 28 School Council Meeting
May 31 – June 1 Skills Canada