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Message from the Administrative Team

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

January 9, 2015

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.

ON-LINE PAYMENTS: GHSS is a pilot school this year for a new on-line payment system. Parents and students are now able to pay student fees, yearbook fees, sports fees and field trip fees on-line eliminating the need for students to carry cash or parents to write cheques. This is a safer and more efficient system to collect fees and we encourage all families to register. Click on the image to the right to register.

This week at GHSS (week of Jan. 12th):

GRADE 8 STUDENT AND PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT: Grade 8 students and their parents are invited to an information session in the GHSS library on Thursday, January 15th from  7:00 until 8:30 p.m. (Snow date: TBA). Come and learn about the pathways to post-secondary destinations, compulsory and elective credits, how and where to get help in secondary school and how to use MyBlueprint to navigate your way to a diploma! In addition, we'll highlight our two Specialist High Skills Majors Programs in Landscaping and Horticulture and Transportation. It's almost option card time so come out and ask questions! A question and answer session about changes to the French Immersion Program will follow.

Grade 10 IPRC meetings will be held on Jan. 12.

Hockey, volleyball and curling will make up games cancelled due to snow days and begin to wind up  their regular seasons.

Students will be studying for exams and finishing summative assessments.

Next Week at GHSS:

January 20th will be JERSEY DAY. Wear your favourite team's jersey and show your pride your colours!

Exams will begin on Thursday, January 22 (Period C and A in the morning and Period A exam at 1:00 p.m.), Friday, January 23 (Periods D and B in the morning and Period B exam at 1:00 p.m.) and Monday, January 26 (Period C exam at 9:30 a.m. and Period D exam at 1:00 p.m.). January 27 to 29 are conflict and oral exam/practical task demonstration days. Please do not book holidays or appointments from January 22 to 29 as the exam schedule may change due to snow days. Friday, January 30 in a Professional Development Day. Semester II begins on Monday, February 2, 2015.

GHSS SCHOOL COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL: The minutes of our November 3, 2014 meeting will be posted and linked to our home page. Our next meeting will be Monday, February 23rd at 6:30 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

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