As 2022 begins and the first semester comes to a close, we continue to face the challenges and upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students and staff continue to collectively forge ahead. As a school, we are doing all we can to ensure student learning prevails, while also providing the additional experiences that help enrich high school life.
Our students inspire us each and every day. Their patience and resilience is on daily display. They are working hard to reduce the learning gaps that have naturally occurred over the past two years. Staff are working tirelessly, doing everything they can to support their students during uncertain times. I applaud them all - students and staff alike. It is humbling to see how the Centennial High School community continues to come together and thrive, especially in the face of this ongoing health crisis.
Semester One has brought with it many things to celebrate, including a wonderful music concert, the resumption of high school athletics, and meaningful curricular and extracurricular activities for students throughout our school.
Our last day of classes for Semester One is January 19, followed by a few days of Grade 10 & 11 zero jeopardy Final Exams. Let us hope that when Semester Two begins (Tuesday, February 1) we are in a place where we see some increased stability, and maybe even a sense of pending relief from the pandemic, on the horizon. In the meantime, I wish you and yours good health.