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March 27
GRADE 11 Students Interested in NBCC

​A reminder to all Grade ELEVEN students that NBCC begins accepting applications for programs commencing in September 2018 this Saturday, April 1st. You cannot apply before Saturday, but after Saturday, admissions are opena nd are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please request Kathie in guidance send your transcript in two -three days in advance. Apply on-line, play on-line and send your transcript. nbcc.ca

March 14
Course Selection for 2017-18
An important message about course selection for the 2017-18 school year:
 Students have now received presentations from their homeroom teachers and guidance counsellors regarding making course selections to meet their individual interests and abilities for next year. Each student also received a copy of the course selection guide. The presentations and a digital copy of the guide are available on the school website.
Students are to pass in their completed course selection sheet to their homeroom teachers this Friday. Their choices will be input in power school during extended homerooms next week.
It is imperative that students take this process seriously and carefully consider their choices as changing their mind come next fall is often not a possibility.
Counsellors are meeting with individual students this week as well, but students are encouraged to complete their selections at this point and they are able to ask questions to the counsellor on duty at lunch time all week this week and next.
A reminder that courses requiring an application must be applied for by the end of March.
Thank you!

March 13
January 2017 Meeting Minutes

                                                Date:  January 9th, 2017                                  Time:  6:30pm

  Leo Hayes High School Dreamcatcher Room


PSSC Members Present:                                                                               School/DEC Representation Present:

Kim LeBlanc, Chair                                                                                          

Brad Sturgeon, Principal

Joanie Herron, Teacher Rep

Makenna O’Dell, Student Rep                                                                    School/DEC Representation Regrets:

Michelle Dougherty     

Shelley Morell                                                                                                  

Jane Buckley, DEC

Lynn McMinniman

Katie Baird

Andreas Decken

Kathy Palmer

PSSC Members Regrets:

Christine Violette

George Long

Claudia Bryenton 

Call to Order:

Kim called the meeting to order at 6:30pm. 

New Business:

Brad provided his Principal’s Report on the following items:

Remembrance Day Ceremonies – Held on November 10th. 

Parent/Teacher Interviews - Approximately 1000 in total.  One of the best turn outs ever. 

Bavarian Delegation Visit – 8 delegates from Bavaria visited the school to observe inclusion in practice and use of technology.  They were very impressed with Leo Hayes.   

Basketball Team Incident – Several varsity boys were disciplined for an incident in November.  Discipline was issued by NBIAA who governs high school basketball athletics.   

Former Student Passing – Bryson Dunham, a former Leo Hayes student passed away in November.   

PBIS/Cell Phone Discussion – Some teachers will be implementing a “box” system in their classrooms where students will deposit their phones at the beginning of class and retrieve them at the end of the period.   

Boundary Meeting - Final meeting was held on November 28th.  Jane and Kim attended.  The rezoning will occur in the fall.  Current students are to be grandfathered in.   

ISD Model – Integrated Service Delivery will be coming in 2017/18.  Will mean mental health services will be available at Leo Hayes full time.  Will result in 7-8 more individuals (counsellors etc..) working out of the school.  These services are currently offered at the school 2 days a week.    

LHHS Reads – 30 participants.  The first novel read/reviewed was Life In Tornado.  The next book is A Man Called Ove.   

Intergenerational Reading Project – 12 students from grades 9-12 have been recording the life stories of seniors they are visiting weekly and will be creating portfolios with the information gathered.  This has been very successful and rewarding for both parties.  

Teachers Out – There are currently 5 staff members out due to medical reasons. 

MADD Assembly – Held on Dec. 7th. Leo Hayes was the Provincial launch site for their new promotional video.  Very impactful.  A victim’s mother attended as well as representatives from NBL and the Province. 

Library Capacity – Fire Marshal reminded Leo Hayes that the library capacity is 99 people.  If tables are removed the capacity could increase to 120-130.   

Dairy Queen Classic – Annual hockey tournament.  Leo Hayes won silver.  5 Teams from Nova Scotia had to withdraw as a result of the work to rule currently in place.  

New Lighting Above Stage – Light bulbs have been replaced and lighting is much better. 

Feed the Lions – An Anonymous donor has donated a 60x14 building that will contain 2 industrial kitchens with industrial appliances.  Individual is also covering all associated expenses with installation and set-up.  Will have both dry and cold storage.  Exact location on the property is still being determined.  Will be in place by spring and Leo Hayes Culinary Technology students will be able to use the facility.  Currently 15 schools on board with Feed the Lions program.   

Professional Learning – Jan. 9th.  Exams to be held Janary 23-27th.  One exam per day.  In the event of a snow day, exams are pushed forward one day.  Monday and Tuesday are turnaround days.  No school for students unless exams are pushed forward.  Other dates to note: 

Revised SIP due – January 31st

Semester 2 Begins – February 1st

Internal Review – February 20th -28th  

New Business: 

Ten Year Education Plan – Waiting to see if it will affect our SIP goals.  PLEP to be removed from SIP to become a stand-alone.   PBIS material has to be added to the SIP. 

In February, Balanced Formative Assessment to be discussed at length as main goal.  Brad to email documents/video for our study.     

New Tech. Wing – No mention of this in capital budget.   

Enrichment Classes – Brad will ask superintendent at meeting tomorrow for follow up information.   


No correspondence this month. 

Date of Next Meeting: Monday, February 6th at 6:30pm in the LHHS Dreamcatcher room. 


The meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.

February 23
Grad Parent Meeting

Please be advised that we will be having a meeting with parents of all potential 2017 graduates at Leo Hayes.  The meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the school Library.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 457-6898 or email Mary Waddell at mary.waddell@nbed.nb.ca.  Should we get the expected storm on Wednesday, our meeting will take place on Monday, March 20 at 7:00.

February 22
2017-18 Course Selection Guide

The course selection process for the next school year is underway. Students will receive presentatins from their homeroom teachers and guidance counsellors next week. Students entering grades 11 and 12 will receive a course guide (attached here) next week to review over the next couple of weeks. Their courses for next year will be due to their homeroom teachers on Thursday, March 16th. ​

January 30
Whooping Cough Infomration

​We have a confirmed case of Whooping cough at Leo Hayes High School.  Please see the health care information about this on the document page of our website.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 457-6898.

January 25
Revised Exam Schedule - Semester One - January 23rd - 30th
After a successful start to our exam schedule we have stalled due to two weather days. With this in mind and the need to complete student evaluations in a timely manner we have made revisions to the remainder of the exam schedule.
Period 2 Exam – Will be written on Thursday Morning, January 26th. Busses will run at midday.
Period 3 Exam – will be written on Friday morning, January 27th. Busses will only make one run at the end of the day.
Period 4 Exam – will be written on Friday afternoon (1:00 p.m. start time), January 27th. Busses will only make one run at the end of the day.
*Please note that there will be cafeteria service at noon on Friday, January 27th.
Period 5 Exam – Will be written on Monday morning, January 30th. Busses will run at midday.
Wednesday, February 1st is the first day of semester two.
Thank you
Brad Sturgeon
Leo Hayes High School

January 17

​This is a message for all parents or guardians of Grade 9 students.  Public health nurses will be coming to our school on February 17, 2017 to offer all grade 9 students their meningitis and chicken pox vaccines.  Your child should have received 2 consents. Please complete and return both consent forms.  Please contact the school as soon as possible if you did not receive immunization consent forms from your child.  Please note, if your child has had chicken pox disease after age 1, they do not require the chicken pox vaccine.  If your child has a health concern, you should consult your health care provider prior to signing the consent.  If you have any questions please contact Public health at 453-8252

Please see the link to the two forms under our latest document tab. 

January 16
Threat Assessment Notice

Please see the newest document from Superintendant David McTimoney on keeping our schools safe.  It is entitled:  "​Fair Notice - Threat Assessment" and is on our Latest Document page.

January 16
Exam Week Cafeteria Hours

Please be advised that next week during exams the cafeteria will only be open from 8:00 ntil8:30 each morning.  Please ensure your student eats or goes to pick up something for breakfast before they start their exams.

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