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Final Exam Schedule

Click here to view or download the June 2015 Final Exam Schedule

Dear Parents…Issue pertaining to student lateness.

May 26, 2015

Dear parents,

This is Wayne Rodgers, principal of Queen Elizabeth Regional High School, and I’d like to share a concern we have pertaining to the number of interruptions our teachers are experiencing in their classrooms.

This morning, I shared the following concern with all students via our public address system and to make sure there is no miscommunication between our school and your home, I’d like to pass along this message to you as well.

Not only are teachers dealing with students who come to class forgetting to bring pens, pencils, notebooks, textbooks, calculators, assignments, etc. but they also deal with students who interrupt and disrupt class by using cellphones, asking needlessly to go to the washroom, leaving class and not returning and a myriad of other disruptive behaviours, but the most significant interruption to the learning environment is lateness. Students who enter the classroom late quite often interfere with teachers teaching and students learning. These interruptions contribute to a school culture that does not value education, teachers and students.

In our recent Quality of Life surveys completed by students, staff and parents only 32.5% of students said that they treat each other with respect and only 36.6% of students said that they treat staff with respect. We as teachers and administration have tried a number of strategies to encourage students to arrive to school and attend class on time but for some students this is not working. We have a number of students who are chronically late and disrupt classrooms far in excess of what’s anywhere near being acceptable or reasonable. Yesterday alone, as an example, there were 82 students who were late UNEXCUSED for classes. That’s 82 classroom interruptions for teachers and students for unexcused lates. This doesn’t even include the students who had an acceptable reason for being late…which also interferes with teaching and learning.

Mr. Hodder and I are compiling a list of students who constantly show disrespect for the learning environment by being late and will be putting in place consequences such as either banning their vehicles from school property or issuing out of school suspensions. We have tried other strategies such as speaking with individual students, detentions, reasoning but these strategies are not working. I know that for many students who make a conscious effort to be in school on time, who show up to class on time, who show respect for both their peers and teachers, I’m sure they will appreciate their fellow students not interrupting class and negatively impacting their learning on a daily if not hourly basis.

For those students in Grade 12, marks can mean the difference between getting into a post-secondary institution or not getting into a post-secondary institution…between getting a scholarship or not getting a scholarship. Constant disruptions to the classroom can negatively impact their future. In the recent Quality of Life survey, students also indicated that only 65.8% of students are encouraged by the school to be considerate and empathetic towards others. Well, now 100% of students can consider themselves as having been encouraged to be considerate and empathetic towards others.

I thank you for your attention to this matter and hope that you can lend your voice to ours and encourage your child to contribute to a positive and caring school culture which values respect and education.

3 Hour Challenge

9th Annual 3 Hour Challenge Community Clean-up (Sponsored by Tim Hortons) Saturday, June 6th, 2015

9:00am- 12:00 Noon- Community Clean-up

12:30pm- 2:00pm – Community Rally at Robert French Memorial Stadium

The Town of Conception Bay South and the Pride in Your Community Committee have been busy planning for the 9th edition of the very popular community wide clean-up known as the 3 Hour Challenge. During the previous eight years, the Community wide clean-up has been embraced by a number of our local volunteer groups, schools, businesses and individuals with the community.

Please join us at the school on June 6th to participate in this very worthwhile event.

Student Council Constitution

Click this link to view or download the Constitution of the Queen Elizabeth High School Student Council.

QE Spring Extravaganza

QE presents our annual Spring Extravaganza on June 3rd, at 7:00pm in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from music, art, and fashion students or at the door. The evening will include music performances by the jazz band, choir, NL music group, and rock band, an art exhibit presented by our fine arts students and a fashion show. In addition to this, we will be having a dessert auction, door prize, and 50/50 draw. We hope to see you there. Thank you for supporting the fine arts at Queen Elizabeth Regional High School.

CBS Minor Softball

Please see flyer… softball flyer 2015

School Trip 2017 – Italian Adventure

colleseumThere will be an information meeting for those wishing to take part in School Trip 2017 – Italian Adventure. Thursday, May 21, at 7pm.

CBS Spring Ball Hockey Registration

Registration for the Town’s Spring Ball Hockey Program for children ages 4 –14 will take place at the Robert French Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, May 13th,  from 7:00- 9:00pm in the Warm Room. Cost is $20 CASH ONLY. MCP numbers will be required to register.  Anyone wishing to register after these dates will only be able to do so if space is available.  Sessions will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm between June 9th and June 25th. Please visit the Town Website www.conceptionbaysouth.ca for Registration forms and updates on the Spring Ball Hockey Program. From More information please contact the Recreation and Leisure Services Department by calling 834-6534 or by email, Justin Clark, jclark@conceptionbaysouth.ca. Please view this information sheet and the Registration form.

Baseball Tryouts

The Queen Elizabeth High School Baseball Team tryouts will be held on the following times and dates at Stoney Hill Baseball Field in Long Pond CBS (behind the Pool), weather permitting. Bring your own equipment.

– Sunday 2015-05-10 @ 2pm
– Monday 2015-05-11 @ 6:30pm
– Wednesday 2015-05-13 @ 6:30pm

Senior Prom Table Arrangements for Sheridan Hotel (May 7th, 2015)

Please click on these links to see table placements and seating arrangements. Grad-2015-seating-chart-final-1 Prom Seating Plan

Tutoring Work Experience Program (TWEP)

Just received notification that the Tutoring Work Experience Program (TWEP) will be going ahead for 2015!! If you are a post-secondary student, and interested in applying for these tutoring positions please contact Mrs. Giovannini (brittangiovannini@nlesd.ca). Deadline May 11th, 2015. View this document for more information.

April Newsletter

Please see our April Newsletter here. April Newsletter

Teacher PD Day on Friday, May 8th

There are no classes for students on Friday, May 8th as teachers have a professional development day on the topic of Twenty-First Century Learning.

New School in CBS: Memo from NLESD

Please see attached memo from NLESD outlining consultation process for new K-7 school in CBS. Initial CBS Memo – 042715

School Clothing Order: Show your Pioneer Pride!

School Clothing Order Forms are ready. Please use the attached form or pick one up at the main office. Three items are available: Regular Hoodie, Grad Hoodie, and T-Shirt. In the Fall, we will offer a more comprehensive line of clothing. Queen Elizabeth Order Form 2015