We’re heading into that winter weather we were trying our best to avoid this year. Remind your students to wear the proper warm clothes to school again this season, including snow pants for elementary students headed outside to slide around and play in the snow, as well as for any of our students being picked up by bus. Bus Drivers do have the authority to refuse students entry to the bus if they don’t have proper clothing for cold weather. In the case of a breakdown, all students should have proper clothing to ensure they are safe and warm on the bus while waiting for support to arrive.
The grade 11 and 12 students enjoyed another morning this month at the annual Career Fair in Saskatoon. Planning should be well underway for students to narrow their options for careers or education following grade 12. For those students who are still struggling with ideas, help is always available from Mr. Tucker who can lead the students to directions to start looking for answers. I’ll also encourage any students who are considering an apprenticeship opportunity to spend some time to complete the Youth Apprenticeship Program this year as it offers many benefits to the student and the employer.
Just a reminder that the Grade 12 Work Experience week one is scheduled for the first week of next month, December 1-5. Students should have met with their work placement employer by now for their interview in preparation for the first day that week. Good luck to each of the students as they spend a week in their chosen career areas.
Progress reports were sent home on Friday with students in grades 1-12 as the first quarter of the year is passing us very quickly. The report has a new look again this year, and is a common format for all the students in those grades, incorporating the behavioural comments onto the same report as the academics yet still reporting them as separate items.
I wanted to give my congratulations to each of our sports teams that competed already this fall, doing a great job of representing Hanley Composite School in the extra-curricular areas. I’ve heard a ton of awesome comments about how polite and well-mannered our students can be as either hosts in our school, or while we’re on the road. Great job, everyone!
That’s all for now. For further information and updates from the students and classrooms, check out our school website at https://blogs.spiritsd.ca/hanley/. As always, Mr. Anderson and I would love to talk to you if you have time to drop by the office or give us a call. Talk to you soon.
Chris Tucker Principal
Hanley Composite School