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May 18

                             International Student Program

            Every year international students come to Fredericton determined to improve their English, keen to make friends, interested in what our community has to offer, and
ready to share their own stories and cultures. Currently, we are looking for homes for grade 6-12 girls and boys
         Canada Homestay Network, invites you to open your heart and home, to one of these students and make a friend for life.
We provide:
·      cultural orientation and ongoing support
·      access to a counsellor 24/7 in case of emergency
·      a generous monthly stipend to offset expenses ($700)
·      6 week - 10 month hosting opportunities
·      a student matched to your interests grade 6-12
·      students from Columbia,Brazil,Mexico,Spain,Turkey,Germany,
and China
                 To learn more about hosting, please contact:
                    Pam Harvey  at  506-999-2809
                     email :   pharvey@canadahomestaynetwork.ca
                        apply on line at:   www.canadahomestaynetwork.ca

                                  Canada Homestay International
                                        Serving Canada from Coast to Coast  1994-2017
                      Bringing International Students and Canadian Host Families Together
April 05
Online Auction

PLease see below the link for our Safe Grad online auction.  Please join us in supporting our grad class initiative.


April 05
PSSC FEbruary Minutes

​Leo Hayes High School

Parent School Support Committee



                                                Date:  February 6th, 2017                                               Time:  6:30pm

Leo Hayes High School Dreamcatcher Room


PSSC Members Present:                                                                               School/DEC Representation Present:

                                                                                                                                Jane Buckley

Kim LeBlanc, Chair                                                                                           Brad Sturgeon, Principal

Makenna O’Dell, Student Rep                                                                   

Michelle Dougherty                                                                                       

Shelley Morell                                                                                                  

Lynn McMinniman

Katie Baird

Andreas Decken

Claudia Bryenton

George Long

Christine Violette


PSSC Members Regrets:

Joannie Herron, Teacher Rep

Kathy Palmer


Call to Order:

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


Approval of the Minutes from November 7th, 2016

It was moved by Decken and seconded by Violette that the minutes of the November 7th, 2016 meeting be approved as presented.  Motion Carried.


Approval of the Minutes from January 9th, 2017

It was moved by Baird and seconded by Bryenton that the minutes of the January 9th, 2017 meeting be approved as presented.  Motion Carried.



Business Arising from the Minutes

There was no business arising from the minutes.


New Business


FHS Mental Health Event

FHS PSSC is exploring organizing a mental health event in the Spring.  Looking to gauge interest from LHHS.  Katie, Christine and Shelley have agreed to attend a brainstorming session at a future date.


Tech Wing Follow-Up

As no mention was made of the tech wing in the Capital Budget, despite it being the number one capital budget priority submitted by the DEC, the committee decided to forward a letter to Minister Kenney seeking clarification on the government’s position with regards to this project.


Principal’s Report (handout)

  • Community Kitchen – will be on site by April

  • School Review – Internal Committee meeting Feb. 27-28th

  • SIP – Committee to review goal #2 for next month

  • Double exam day on Friday, Jan. 27th due to weather.  Teachers able to submit marks by Tuesday with report cards going home on Wednesday.

  • All grade 9 students wrote the ELPA during their scheduled English classes.

  • All students will attend “Jabber” at the playhouse in February.

  • Concern regarding live video streaming capabilities on social media apps addressed with students and talk mail went home.  This is prohibited due to privacy considerations.

  • Cell phone storage during class time – looking for feedback

  • Pathways to Personalized Learning – EECD initiative.  Committee reviewed handout.

  • Truth and Reconciliation implications – Curriculum review to include First Nations history.  To become part of regular Social Studies Curriculum for grades 9-12.



    There was no correspondence this month.


    Closing Comments


  • A sustainability study is going to be conducted on Kingsclear Consolidated School. 

  •  Committee is in their first of a four year term

  • Immersion and Budget decisions are being reviewed by the committee.


    Student Rep

  • Safe Grad will be hosting a Casino night fundraiser in March. 

  •  $2000 was raised at the recent breakfast held at Willie O’Ree. 


    Next Meeting Date:  March 13th, 2017 @ 6:30pm.



    The meeting adjourned at 7:40pm.  Superintendent David McTimoney will be attending next month’s meeting.



March 30
French for the Future/Le Français pour l’avenir Registration

fff2.jpgClick on the image to the left or link below to register for the ​French for the Future/Le Français pour l’avenir forum that's taking place Tuesday, April 25th.

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.

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