Monday, May 08, 2006

College Heights Annual Spring Sale

Get Into The Spirit!

Come Join Us on

Thursday, May 11, from 3pm to 6pm
  • Plant Sale
Friday, May 12 from 12noon to 6pm
  • Plant Sale
  • Car Show
  • School Products
  • Kids Activities
and Saturday, May 13 from 8am to 1pm
  • Plant Sale
  • School Products
  • Kids Activities

It's an event for the whole family!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Honduras 2006 - Our Team and Sponsors

On behalf of the team from College Heights and the people we helped in Honduras, we would like to thank our sponsors for continuing their generous support of such an important project.

Our Team: Left to Right - Front Row - Meaghan Malott, Kevin Wise, Heather Duncan and Barb Cook ( Staff Leader)

- Middle Row - Laura Urqhart, Taryn LeGrow, Lee Brooks (Staff Leader) , Natalie Harrison, Billy Wagner

- Back Row - Kortnee Cary, Bob Nickling ( Missionary Ventures Rep), Kayla Raso, Brent Newbigging, Mike Chaisson, Mursal Rahmaty, Albert Boutin ( Staff Leader)

Our Sponsors include the Rotary Club of Guelph, ARMTEC ( Guelph ) , Russel Metals Inc.( Mississauga), Motion Plus Physiotherapy, Bird Packaging ( Guelph ) , Towne Winer ( Guelph), Blount ( Guelph) , Marks Supply Inc., Upper Grand District School Board, Stone Road Mall Customer Services, RCL Branch 635 ( Brigden), Stephen Pomoli Fund, Members of the Congregation at Kitchener East Presbyterian Church, the staff and students at College Heights Secondary School especially the Hospitality Department and of course the many family and friends of the Team members.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Honduras 2006 - Community Outreach

Part of the importance of a trip like this to La Ceiba, Honduras is the community outreach. Students are exposed to the people and get a chance to interact with the Hondurans. We were able to visit a couple of churches this year and a very large feeding centre. The churches are a great opportunity for our students to interact with the children of the community. It is without fail that several Honduran children will be sitting with our students playing and laughing and communicating using two very different languages but one common level of excitement.

Feeding centres are where children of Honduras will get up to 3 meals per week. This may be the only food these children will receive in the week. It is really an eye opener for the students of College Heights to see kids that have so little.

The last part of the outreach this year took us to the very people we came to help. All of the students went out in small groups to visit some of the poorest families in the area. One family we visited was a grandmother taking care of about 12 of her grandchildren whose parents had been killed. The children in this family had little clothing, food and lived in very poor conditions. We were able to give them some basic food ( rice, beans and flour) plus some cloths and bedding.
This experience of true giving is one of the things the students at College Heights will remember for a long time.

We do get to spend a bit of fun in the sun and this year we had the opportunity to go zip lining in the rainforest. All the students and staff had a great time in such a beautiful location.

Honduras Trip - Our Projects

College Heights students and staff have worked very hard over the last few months to fundraise the money needed to get them to Honduras. This is the eighth year for this project at College Heights. Over the past 7 years students have been going to La Ceiba, Honduras and working on many projects for the community. Students have built houses, helped churches, orphanages, built a mission camp ( which we now stay in ) , helped to fix playgrounds and many other worthwhile projects.

This year's focus was on building a bathroom for a local family, repairing playgrounds and building the foundations for a wall that will eventually be a school. The bathroom was built for a family that has lived for 9 years in house made of boards and scrap wood. These people were so excited to have one of the basic needs in life provided for them. All the students really enjoyed the work in the hot sun and the joy of giving to a community.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Upper Grand Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

UpperGrand Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

College Heights will be Hosting the 4th Annual Ultimate Frisbee
High School Tournament
When: Friday, May 19th, 2006
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: College Heights Secondary School
Teams: Co-ed 7 vs 7 (4/3 split))
Farthest Huck Competition at Lunch time
Cost: $60.00 per team
Food: College Heights will be hosting a BBQ
Registration: Contact Stan Karabela @ (519) 821-4510 x 324
Head of Physical Education/Student Activities
c/o College Heights S.S.
371 College Ave. W.,
Guelph, On N1G 1T3
(519) 821-4510 x324
fax (519) 821-5531

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Yearbook - Note from the Chief Editor

The yearbook class is now in full swing, creating your yearbook for 2005-2006.
Now's the time to buy your yearbook!
This week, before the March Break, the yearbook is selling for $15.00 with a student card and $20.00 without. Don't miss out, get your money to your homeroom teacher so that you too will have a record of another great year at Heights!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

PRINCIPAL'S REPORT - February 2006

College Heights Secondary School
We have come to the end of another successful semester at College Heights. Semester two started on Monday February 6. We are welcoming many new students to our school for semester two and saying good-bye to some who have completed their program. We are saying good-bye to the following members of our teaching staff, Mrs. FitzGibbon of the physical education department, Ms. Kraven of our math department, and Ms. Wyche of our student services department. We welcome back Mr. Boutin, Mrs. Cook, and Mrs. Poechman, who are returning to work after leaves of absence. We welcome four new staff members Mr. Aimola, Mr. Kirley, Ms. Angus, and Ms. Box. Ms. Patti Collins, Mr. Bell, and Ms. Wight are off on sick leave."
Note: To see the entire Principal's Report, written by Mr. Dave Miller, please click the link at the bottom of this post and go to the News section (on the left panel).

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Friday, February 10, 2006

Co-operative Education at Heights

We have the largest Co-operative Education Program in the Upper Grand District School Board. Our students are given the opportunity to join the work force in various placements which range from half day to full day sessions, 4 days a week for most of the semester.
The variety of employers has grown rapidly as the numbers in our courses increases yearly. These employers are found throughout the Guelph and surrounding area, as many of our students are bused in from as far away as the town of Erin. We offer placements to accomodate each and every student. Therefore, if students find it difficult to find transportation into Guelph for a full time placement, the placement may be located near that student's home area.
Come on out and see our program in action and see what we can do for you."

Our Mission: The Mission of The Phoenix Project

The Mission of The Phoenix Project, as a broadbased community partnership, is to improve the employability skills of students through co-operative involvement of school, business, industry, and community. College Heights and its partners are determined to ensure the best possible futures for the students who participate in the projects provided.

To develop curriculum, programs, and partnerships that will provide students with opportunities in technological fields. The vision and mission will be implemented into College Heights through the Five Guiding Principles.

Our Five Guiding Principles:
To foster a healthy start in adolescent/adult life.
To provide ongoing, positive relationships with caring adults.
To enable positive and meaningful experiences within a safe environment.
To develop marketable skills to foster employability.
To offer a chance to give back through community service."

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Education That Works!

Visit our school website and see what we have to offer!
We are a technical school, offering students the opportunity to build their skills in the trades and find the pathway to their future.


Welcome to the first post of our blog...the College Heights' Blogspot!

We are starting up the second semester and what a start! Everyone is busily sorting out their timetable to meet their needs.

What a great first week back!