The June Newsletter has now been posted. Have a great summer!
As part of the school based inquiry projects, PHSS has focused on improving the writing levels of all of our grade 8 and 9 students for the past three years. By using the BC Writing Performance Standards, students are learning about the value of style, form, conventions, and meaning in writing. With scaffolding done by the English teachers, SEAs, and the ELL and LIF teachers, students are becoming aware of every aspect of the writing process. In addition, students are receiving feedback that tells them what they are doing well and feedback that answers the question “Where to next?” with their writing. This year, students completed three school-wide writes and we are seeing an improvement with the average score levels of both the grade 8 and 9 cohorts. We will continue this work in the years ahead.
The PHSS office will be open from 8:00 to 4:00 weekdays up to and including July 10th if students require assistance or would like to discuss their 2015-2016 timetable.
Please see the June 2015 Provincial Exam and In-Class Exams Schedule. In-class exams are scheduled for June 24-25 with the following exceptions:
English / English First Peoples 11 – June 23 @ 1:00 – 3:00 pm
French 8 – Email Ms. Lowery for schedule @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Science 9 with Mr. Minar (D Block) – June 18 @ 9:00 – 11:00
Science 9 with Mr. Minar (C Block) – June 18 @ 1:00 – 3:00
Social Studies 8 with Mr. Prong – Email Mr. Prong for schedule @ email@example.com
Social Studies 10 with Mr. Dunlap – June 22 @ 1:15 – 3:25