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         Senior High Final Exam                                                                                                         Can You Hear Me Now?...
                Schedule                                            Drama Club... Do Not Miss                                               Cell Phone Policy
In addition to the Diploma Exam Schedule that is                       the Productions!!!                                          Many of our students are bringing cell phones to
printed on the calendar, parents are reminded that              The junior high drama club is preparing for a major                school. We need you to know that inappropriate
final school based exams at the High School level               production, The Seusification of Romeo and Juliet                  use of the text messaging option and disruptions to
are scheduled for the following days:                           (with green eggs and ham). Auditions are taking                    instructional time have necessitated that cell phone
Block 1 Classes January 21, Thursday                            place during the first week of January and                         useage be restricted to non instructional areas and
Block 2 Classes January 22, Friday                              rehearsals will take place on Tuesdays and                         times. Also there is an issue with the taking of
Block 4 Classes January 25, Monday                              Thursdays. Please contact Mrs. Sutherland for                      pictures and video without the participants’ consent.
Block 5 Classes January 26, Tuesday                             further information.                                               Please talk to your son/daughter about the proper
Exam Make-up Days January 27 and 28,                                                                                               useage of a cell phone. The BCHS parent council
                          Wednesday and Thursday                The senior high drama club is conducting a dinner                  will have a major discussion on this topic at the
Please note that the last day of regular scheduled              theatre on January 15, 16 and 17 (matinee) in the                  parent council meeting this month.
classes for grades 10, 11 and 12 is January 20,                 BCHS Centre Gym. The name of the production (it
Wednesday. School based high school final marks                 is a mystery) will be released at a press
will be available February 1st on the PowerSchool               conference(within the school) -watch for the news                       Volunteers... we need you
website. Semester One Final Report cards will be                release and call the school for tickets. Please                    Thank you to all of our volunteers who have
given to the senior high students during the first              contact Mr. Bonnema for further information.                       assisted our school, students and staff in many
week of February.                                                                                                                  different ways and in various activities. We
                                                                    Student Grad Committee...                                      appreciate all of your support and the time and
       Diploma Exam Tutorials...                                                                                                   effort that you give us.
Diplomax Diploma Exam Tutorial Courses are
                                                                        only 112 days until
offered in Edmonton in January and June. The                             graduation day                                                      Questions????????
tutorials are designed to take students through a               After the final and diploma exams in January, the                  Call the school at 780-674-8522 if you have any
focused review of all important aspects of course               grade twelve students will begin to get organized                  questions about the school or if you would like an
content and provide effective strategies to                     for graduation. They will be establishing a student                appointment with a member of the administration
maximize success on diploma exams. All classes                  grad council which is responsible for organizing the               team or school teaching staff.
are at the University of Alberta. Call 780-448-0631             ceremony section on graduation day. The students
or toll free at 1-888-762-6908.                                 will receive the graduation handbook that outlines
                                                                the events of the graduation day. If you have not                                 You Can Check!
       Senior High Timetables...                                received a handbook by the end of February please                  You are able to access your child’s attendance and
                                                                contact the office.                                                assessment through the PowerSchool website
          Changing Courses
                                                                                                                                   (http://powerschool.phrd.ab.ca) and view the
Senior high students who wish to change their
second semester timetable are requested to go to the                        Parent Council...                                      teacher pages on our school website
                                                                                                                                   (www.barrheadcomposite.ca). In the last month
office and make the changes before the end of the               The regular meeting of the parent council will be
                                                                                                                                   there have been 348 logins by parents to the
exam week. Senior High Semester Two begins                      on January 26 at 4:45 in the school library.
                                                                                                                                   PowerSchool website. Please
February 1st, Day 2 on the schedule.                            Information regarding the operation of the school
                                                                                                                                   call the school if you
                                                                will be given and a major discussion will take place
                                                                                                                                   have questions on
             Band Boosters...                                   regarding the useage of cell phones within the
                                                                                                                                   accessing these sites.
                                                                school. Do we need to change the cell phone
Please support the school band program. The
BCHS Wind Ensemble will be conducting a bottle
                                                                policy? Should cell phones be banned? Please join                      Check out the
                                                                us, enjoy the chat and sample the snacks provided
drive on January 9th and the Fruit Sales will begin
                                                                by Mrs. Key’s foods class.                                              school website:
at the end of January into the beginning of
February.                                                                                                                           www.barrheadcomposite.ca

                                      BARRHEAD COMPOSITE JANUARY CALENDAR ... 2010
          Monday                       Tuesday                    Wednesday                       Thursday                           Friday                 Saturday            Sunday
   SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
    English 30-1 Practice
                                                                                                                                                     1                   2               3
     Exam Writing from
   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon



      CLASSES RESUME
                            4                          5                            6          January 7 - 9
                                                                                                                    7            Gr. 8/9 BB to
                                                                                                                                 U of A Game         8          BCHS
                                                                                                                                                                Hosting  9
                                                                                                                                                                JV Gryphon
                                                                                                                                                                                         10
      WELCOME BACK                                                                             Sr. Gryphon BB @ Louis    January 8 & 9                    BB Tournament
                                                                                               St. Laurent in Edmonton   Gr. 7/8 BB @ Morinville          BCHS Wind Ensemble
  1                         1    2                    2     1                       3       2                       4    1                           5    Bottle Drive


 BCHS Sr Travel Club   11                             12                         13       English 30-1 Pt A
                                                                                                                 14      Social 30/33 Pt A
                                                                                                                         Social 30-1 Pt A
                                                                                                                         Social 30-2 Pt A
                                                                                                                                                 15                  16                  17
 Parent/Student Meeting                                                                   English 30-2 Pt A
 BCHS Library - 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                            JAN. 15 - 17 – SR. HIGH DRAMA CLUB DINNER THEATRE
  2                         6    1                     1   2                        2      1                        3        2                       4

                       18                             19    Gr 10/11/12
                                                            Last Day of
                                                                                 20        Chemistry 30 &
                                                                                                                 21       Math 30 Pure
                                                                                                                          Math 30 Applied &
                                                                                                                                                 22                   23                 24
                                                                                           Block 1 Exams                                                   BCHS Hosts
                                                            Regular Classes                                               Block 2 Exams                    Gr 8/9 BB
                                                                                                                                                           Tournament
  1                         5   2                     6     1                       1                               2                                3


  Biology 30 - PM      25
                                PAC Meeting at BCHS
                                Library 4:45 pm       26
                                                           Social 30/33 Pt B
                                                           Social 30-1 Pt B
                                                           Social 30-2 Pt B
                                                                                 27       Physics 30-AM
                                                                                          Science 30-PM          28       PD DAY
                                                                                                                          NO CLASSES
                                                                                                                                                 29            BCHS
                                                                                                                                                               hosts
                                                                                                                                                           Gr 7/8 BB
                                                                                                                                                                     30                  31
  & Block 4 Exams                English 30-1 Pt B                                                                                                         Tournament
                                 English 30-2 Pt B                       JAN 27 & 28 – EXAM MAKE UP DAYS

                            4    & Block 5 Exams      5                            6                                1            JAN. 29 & 30 – SR. GRYPHON BB & EDSON