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Thursday, September 15, 2016

High School Principal, David Redmond

19 and 20 September

All high school students are off-timetable for these two days for important activities that require extended learning time. Grades 9 and 10 students will be taking the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests and working on a project in Modern World History. Grade 10 students will also engage in a number of activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Grade 11 students are working on a group Science Project that develops personal and collaboration skills, and grade 12 students are furthering their learning in Science by completing data completion in preparation for their internal assessments in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Systems and Societies and Physics. It's a busy two days for our students!

Grade 12 University Parent Night Mark your calendars!

Thursday, 15 September is our grade 12 Parent University Night. The presentation will start at 6:00 PM in the upper commons and will focus on information regarding the United States and Canada only. Mr. Barekman, ICS Grade 11/12 College Counselor, will work with students and their parents individually for other countries, as North America seems to be by far the dominant destination for this class based on my initial survey. If there are smaller sub-groups such as the United Kingdom, Europe etc. where a handful of students are applying Mr. Barekman will let you know when we can have those meetings. For more information please contact Mr. Barekman.

Grade 9 Parent Night

Grade 9 parents are invited to grade 9 parent night on Tuesday 20 September at 7:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the high school and connect with other grade 9 parents. We encourage all parents to attend – to learn more about our programs, to meet us, and to meet one another. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Alicia Brown, grade 9/10 counselor.

Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD)

This year, we have once again engaged the services of Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD). FCD is a non-profit organization that provides substance abuse prevention education for schools worldwide. ICS teachers and FCD Prevention Specialists have planned three days of workshops and a special information session for parents and students on Thursday 29 September 7:00 PM. The FCD visit offers a perfect opportunity to discuss addiction prevention, alcohol and drug-related issues with your children. We are happy to work in partnership with parents to educate our students on this crucial issue. Please come out to this evening event with your child as we take these measures for the health of our community. FCD is here at school until Friday, 30 September. Parents are invited to contact the middle and high school offices if you would like to arrange to visit with the team.

Please continue to read the weekly Yezare Samint for important information regarding our high school program, and please don’t hesitate to contact me at for any matter pertaining to your child’s education.