Newsletter - Central Kings Rural High School

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                                                                                                February 4, 2011

Dear Members of the CK Community:

Exams are over and we are starting a
new semester for high school. Middle
school students are at mid-term and                                                                Music Department News
reports will go home in early March.              STUDENT SERVICES                     Thank you to the students and parents
                                                     DEPARTMENT                        who worked on the January Bottle Drive.
It is the International year honouring     Welcome to a new semester. Course           Results were good due to the efforts of
African people so we are excited to        changes will take place over the next       all who helped.         Tickets are now
be planning some events in February        few days. Graduating students are           available for the Adult Valentines Dance
as we celebrate African Heritage                                                       to be held on Saturday, February 12 ,
                                           encouraged to check the school
Month. Some of our senior students                                                     from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., at the
                                           website for scholarship opportunities.
will be hosting a panel discussion                                                     Coldbrook Lions Hall. Tickets are $10
                                           They are posted as they become
around diversity in school and                                                         per person with proceeds going to help
                                           available and are announced in school.
society. This panel was conceived                                                      with transportation costs associated with
and planned by students and we are                                                     the 2011 Band Tour. Each student is
                                             AVRSB Virtual Advanced Placement          asked to sell at least two tickets.
proud to facilitate this educational
                                                        (AP) Program
opportunity by students for students.
                                           The Virtual Advanced Placement              The Annual Ad Campaign will kick off the
Ms. Burrell, our Student Support
                                           Program is a program designed to            first week of February. Please watch for
Worker, with assistance from Mr.
                                           provide an enriched curriculum to           e-mails and webpage updates for rules
Gerrard from the AVRSB, and CK
                                           students of the AVRSB. The AP               and other information related to this Tour
students, will be organizing a mural to
be completed in the upper hallway          courses are considered to be of a first     fundraiser. The second installment for
honouring our African Nova Scotian         year university level course and can        Tour ($140) is due February 28 .

community contributions.                   lead to a university credit or advanced
                                           standing if the student is successful in    Next Band Parent meeting is February
Our middle school students have            the course. Currently, the AVRSB            7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room.
travelled to Martock and will be           offers AP Biology, Calculus, Chemistry,                                  Jay Verge
going to CFB Greenwood soon.               English Literature and Composition and
                                           Human Geography to Grade 11 and 12
Good luck to our Senior Boys               students via the Internet during
Basketball Team as they are in Cape        classes held outside normal school
Breton to compete in the Coal Bowl.        hours. The benefits to students are
Our hockey teams are getting ready         many. Students can study topics in
for Provincials and our Girls Basketball   greater depth as these are year-long
Team has been playing lots of games        courses, students improve their             Public Information Sessions
and doing well as they vie for a spot      chances of university acceptance and           on Current and Future
in provincial competition.         Band
                                           gaining scholarships and students are            Education Funding
students are gearing up for their April
                                           often exempt from high volume first         Schools     matter     to     our
trip. Drama Club is starting soon as
                                           year university courses. If you are         communities and our future,
well. Our Robotics Team just won a
                                           interested, please contact Student          and   AVRSB   appreciates    that
trophy at the Acadia Robotics                                                          many in our school communities
                                           Services     at    Horton     or    visit
Competition. Congratulations!                                                          want to know how changes in
                         Janice Foote and follow the
                                           AVRSB AP links. The AVRSB AP                education funding could impact
                               Principal                                               programs    and   services    for
                                           student liaison will be at Central Kings
                                                                                       students in our region.
      DATES TO REMEMBER                    on Friday, February 25th during
                                                                                       To share information on how
Feb. 7 – Band Parent Meeting, 7:00 p.m.    course orientation morning to answer
                                                                                       education dollars are being
Feb. 10 - Reports Cards Issued, Gr. 9-12   student questions about the program.
                                                                                       spent currently, and to have a
Feb. 17 – Open House                                                  Sharon Braun
                                                                                       discussion    on   how    reduced
Feb. 25 – Early Dismissal, 12:00 noon                                Rhonda Sewell     education funding may impact
March 4 – Report Cards Issued, Gr. 7 & 8                                               the system in the years ahead,
                                                                                       AVRSB is planning three public
                                                                                       information sessions.

                                                          Grad News                    All    parents/guardians    and
                                           Congratulations to the following            school community members are
                                           $100 winners of the Club 400 for
                                                                                       invited to join AVRSB staff
                                           January:     January 5th – David
                                           House; January 12th – David Drake;          and Board members at one of
                                           January 19th – John Fredericks; and         three sessions in February.
                                           January 26th – Sara Sponagle.               All sessions are from 7-9:00
                                           Congratulations to all the winners          p.m.:
                                           and thanks for supporting the CK            - Thursday, February 10th at
                                           Grads of 2011!                              Lawrencetown       Consolidated
School,    10    Middle    Road,     measures, recommendation          for
Lawrencetown;                        counseling,     referral           to
- Monday, February 14th at           outside agencies, etc.
Central    Kings   Rural    High
School,    6125    Highway    1,     This will continue to be a
Cambridge;                           challenge for schools.      We
- Thursday, February 17th at         encourage   all   parents  and
Windsor Elementary School, 100       guardians to work with us in
Tremaine Crescent, Windsor.          the important job of educating                  Community News
                                     our youth in the appropriate
Stay   informed   by   visiting      use of online technologies, in for updates on          particular social networking              Bolland Driving Solutions
information     sessions    and      such as Facebook.                        The Valley’s 1st Simulator-based
related news.                                                                 Driving School! Using Virtual Driver
                                       Health Promoting Schools               Interactive … as discussed on Dr.
Technology & Communication                                                    Phil, CNN, and used by the U. S.
As technology becomes a bigger                                                Navy and teens worldwide! Classes
part of our children’s daily                                                  start February 20th, 12-4:00 p.m. at
lifestyles, we are witnessing                                                 Central Kings Rural High School. Call
both the benefits and the                                                     538-4700 to register. 20% of the
challenges.    Our children are                                               registration fees will go the CK
just    a   click    away   from                                              Student Government!       Check out
accessing tremendous volumes                                         and
of   information.       Specific     Farm    to    School     Program:
technologies,    software,   and     Potatoes   are   featured    this
online resources can provide         month at school.    Did you now
wonderful            educational     they are the 4th most important          The Valley Arm-Wrestling Club
supports.      There are many        food staple in the world?                practices on Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at
benefits to communication as         Potatoes are a good source of            Fitness Experience Gym, 65 School
social    networking    software     vitamin C and folate but the             Street, Middleton. A $2 drop- in fee
creates a much smaller world         skin    contains     even    more        covers use of gym facilities. Everyone
and    people   are    able   to     nutrients including iron and             welcome! For more information, contact
communicate much more easily.        fibre.                                   Shawn     Ross    at    760-1544    or
Unfortunately, technology has        Kings Processing is providing  
also created challenges around       the potatoes for our schools.
communication.     One of these      Owned by local farmers, the
challenges that schools are          company     is    an     important
facing more often is around          employer in Middleton.         They
students posting inappropriate       sell their products to food
comments     using     electronic    service      distributors       and
public            communication,     retailers throughout Atlantic
including    Facebook,      email,   Canada and beyond.
                                                                              The Kentville Silver Gliders Figure Skating
texting, web pages, etc.        It   “Take the Roof Off Winter” is
                                                                              Club is participating in a fundraiser with
can often be challenging for a       a    Recreation     Nova     Scotia
                                                                              Boston Pizza. On Tuesday, February
school administrator to fully        physical activity campaign to
                                                                              22nd, 2011, from 5-8:00 p.m., the
understand the circumstances         help     Nova    Scotians       get
                                                                              Skating Club will have some of their
surrounding     an     electronic    outdoors and be more active
                                                                              figure skaters help to serve meals and, in
posting. Quite often, these          this    winter!       Check     out
                                                                              return, they will get 10% of your meal
comments    equate    to    cyber- to
                                                                              costs. Also, if you eat at Boston Pizza at
bullying. The basic direction        find events going on in your
                                                                              any time and write "Kentville Silver
for school administrators is         area, organize your own event,
                                                                              Gliders" on the back of your receipt and
that if a comment is posted          or simply discover cool ideas
                                                                              place it in the box at the front of the
electronically on any form of        for    having     fun     in    the
                                                                              restaurant, the Club will get a percentage
public                 electronic    outdoors.
                                                                              of what your meal cost. We hope you
communication,     and    has    a
                                                                              are able to come out and enjoy a meal
negative impact on the daily
                                                                              and support the Club.
functioning    of   the   school,
                                                                                                                 Lisa Kelly
then it is a school issue.
                                                                                        Kentville Silver Gliders Executive
Students will often counter
that he/she didn’t post at
school and that the issue has
nothing to do with school.                                                    Cinderella—Ashenputel—
                                        Grade 7 and 8 Students!
While parents/guardians have
an     important      role      in       The Homework Room
educating their          children    Need a quiet place to organize your        @ the Berwick Library
around the responsible use of        books, study for a test or finish an      February 5th, 2:30—4:00 p.m.
technology and social media,         assignment? Need to borrow glue,
                                     tape, markers, or magazines? Need          Storm date: February 26th
schools understand they also
                                     a computer to do research? Need          Just in time for Valentine’s Day -
play an important part in that
                                     extra help to understand something?      explore the perfect love story. Join
process.     So, in spite of
                                     If you can answer YES to any of          retired librarian, Julia Llewellyn, in
where the posting happened,          these questions, you need to visit the   exploring some of the hundreds of
the school must take action if       Homework Room! Mrs. Turnbull’s           Cinderella Fairy Tales from around
the posting impacts on the           Room (A125), 7:45-8:45 every             the world. For ages 15+ years, as well
daily    functioning     of    the   morning.                                 as adults. To register, please call
school. Such action could be
                                                                              538-4030 or do so on-line @
in the form of communication
with the home, disciplinary

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