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Message from the Administrative Team

School Adminstration Team: Mr. Mark Kolohon (VP), Ms. Lori Klages (VP) and Ms. Andrea Tang (Principal).

September 10, 2014
Welcome to our home page! You are welcome to contact a school administrator at any time if you have a concern or suggestion. Our number is 519-924-2721. We try to update this page weekly so you know what's going on at the Highlands.

Grade 9 Family Night - Grade 9 students are invited to stay after school on Thursday, September 11th for fun activities organized by the Student Advisory Council and the Link Crew leaders. At 5:00 p.m. we will have a by donation barbeque for students and their families. At 6:00 we'll have some brief introductions and then students and parents will follow the student's daily time table. It's a chance to meet all four of your child's teachers for semester I, learn about the course content, see the classrooms and ask questions. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Our first Spirit Assembly is being planned by the Students' Advisory Council for Wednesday, September 17th. There are many ways to get involed at GHSS and they will be highlighted at the assembly.

Time Table Changes: The last day for time table changes in Friday, September 19th. Students must follow the courses on their time table until they receive a new time table. Students may sign up for a Guidance appointment by filling out a Course Change Request in Guidance.

ON-LINE PAYMENTS: GHSS is a pilot school this year for a new on-line payment system. Parents and students will be able to pay student fees, sports fees and field trip fees on-line eliminating the need for students to carry cash or parents to write cheques. At present, parents may purchase a student card and/or yearbook on line. Follow the link on below to register.

GHSS SCHOOL COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL: The minutes of our March 18th, 2014 meeting are posted linked to our home page. Our next meeting will be Thursday September 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the libary. All are welcome! Please call the principal for more information.

BUS TOWER NOTIFICATIONS: School bus cancellations, school closures and school event notifications are now available on-line. A link to the cancellations website can easily be found on the Student Transportation Consortium website at (follow the link named “Bus Cancellation Website”). Cancellations for our school will appear on the page named Zone 15, Dundalk, Flesherton, Markdale, & Maxwell. If you would like to automatically receive an email each time a new posting is made just press the “Follow” button at the bottom of the screen and enter your email address. You can also follow on Twitter and RSS.

If you have any questions or suggestions, you are welcome to contact a member of the school administration at any time. Our school number is 519-924-2721.

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GHSS Visitors visitors since Nov 9, 2011

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We are very excited to announce that we are one of the first schools in Bluewater District School Board to offer parents the convenience of paying online for school activities, field trips and sports events.
For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school. School related expenses will be available online for you to make payment for the next school year.
You can register for your online payment account now and payments will be accepted beginning September 8, 2014.  Click on the image below to get started.
Click here to register or login.

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As part of the Ministry Of Education's continued efforts to focus on creating and maintaining safe schools which actively focuses on bullying prevention and intervention, all schools are forming a Safe School Team.  The team for GHSS is:

Andrea Tang
Principal & Chair
Heather Sprott
Parent Rep
Dave Ringrose
Community Rep
Kelsey Bowles
Student Rep
Jaime Taaffe
Student Rep
Lori Klages
Mark Kolohon
Mina Perry & Sue Clark
Teacher Rep
Flo Duncan
Non-Teaching Staff Rep
Rose McLaughlin
Non-Teaching Staff Rep

Our school code of conduct can be found in our icon "GHS code of conduct" on the left handside of this page.