It is amazing how quickly a semester goes by when so much has happened. After all of the fall sports seasons, concerts, talent shows, exams and assignments, we find ourselves starting anew. As marks are distributed, please take time to review if any timetable modifications need to take place.
This semester we have had to implement a policy of collecting money for workbooks in math and some sciences prior to students receiving the workbook. With shrinking budgets, we just can’t afford to work without doing cost recovery. Budgets are tighter than I have ever seen them in my time in education and so I would ask for your patience as we maneuver through these difficult times.
Coming up in February, there will be a session on cyber safety for Grades 9 and 10 students. With the various social media platforms available to students, it is becoming critical to inform them of the potential challenges. Please take advantage of the evening session for parents on February 15, 2017 at Deer Meadow School.
During the afternoon on February 15, 2017 we will be hosting Gwynne Dyer who is a well-known political analyst. He will be speaking on the current situation in the world.
Thanks for all your do to support Olds High School. We look forward to seeing you in the school during the next term.
About Olds High School ...
Olds High School is part of the Community Learning Campus (CLC). The CLC is an innovative approach to high school, post-secondary, and community education. The CLC addresses specific rural needs by sharing resources and working jointly with a variety of community groups and agencies. Currently we have about 600 students, grades 9 - 12 enrolled at our school.
OHS is embracing a high school experience that provides more schedule flexibility and increased student self-direction in order to better serve 21st Century learners. The physical design of the our facility reflects a non-traditional (non-industrial model) personalized learning environment. Organized around four learning neighbourhoods or ‘Quads;’ core subjects are embraced through interdisciplinary teams of teachers working with a fixed group of students.
Our teaching staff is extensively involved in a variety of professional development activities besides normal conference and workshop involvements. Our staff has representatives on district committees (e.g. Language Arts, Technology, and Math), diploma and achievement exam markers and test designers; government field tests are administered every year; people working at the provincial level on curriculum projects
Our school programs are expanding to offer more preparation for entry into the work world and to introduce technology career opportunities to our students. Career Preparation, Green Certificates, RAP Plus, and expanded Career transitions are all current projects being offered to students at OHS.
For full details, diploma exam results, programs available and much more please visit our OHS Educational Plan.