Jan 10
The Week Ahead - January 9

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!  

We hope everyone is enjoying the holiday break and family time.  We wish everyone a Happy New Year. January is a remarkably busy month for our students and staff. We are looking forward to having a productive 2023 starting with our badminton tryouts (more information below) and our Year of the Rabbit, Lunar New Year celebration on the 19th.  

We also want to let Grade 9 parents know that on the morning of January 26th students will be touring Fowler, Dief or Churchill depending on their high school designation. If they are not designated to one of these schools, they will go on the Fowler tour. Forms will come home towards the end of this week. 

Thank you as always for your support. 

Ms. Ko and Ms. Dalwood 


Dates to Remember: 

Tuesday, January 10 – School Council 6:30pm 

Thursday, January 19 – Lunar New Year Celebrations – Gr. 5-6 @ 5:45 – Gr. 7-9 @ 7:15 

Sunday, January 22 – Lunar New Year Day 

Monday, January 30 – Report Cards viewable – please print a copy for your records 

Friday, February 3 – Non-instruction day 

Thursday, February 16 and 17 – Teachers Convention 

Monday, February 20 – Family Day 

Cafeteria Menu:   

Monday- Perogies

Tuesday- BBQ Chicken Subs

Wednesday- Penne with Marinara Sauce

Thursday-BBQ Burgers with oven baked fries

Badminton tryouts and season information 

Badminton season will start immediately after the break. A reminder that the basketball and badminton seasons of play were swapped which is why badminton is early this year. Students wishing to try-out for badminton will find sign-up sheets on the P.E. bulletin board on Monday, January 9, and try-outs will start Tuesday. 

High School Information 

High School Transfers may be granted for Educational Program or Sequence of Courses Requests. A parent/legal guardian /independent student can request for a student to transfer to another CBE high school for the next school year for one of the following reasons: 

  • To enroll in an education program not offered at the student's designated school (e.g. International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme or Advanced Placement (AP) ; CBe-learn or 
  • To take a sequence of courses up to the 30-level that is not offered at the student's designated school (e.g. cosmetology, welding and fabrication, culinary arts, and auto mechanics). 

    You can only choose one program, or one sequence of courses, as the reason for your transfer request. Please note transfer requests are not available yet for Fall 2023. When they are we will link them in this section. 

    James Fowler High School 

    January 26th, 2023: Grade 9 tours and Open House (more details to come) 

    Sir Winston Churchill Open House 

    Thursday, January 26, 2023, more details to come. 

    John G. Diefenbaker High School 

    Open House (in-person): Wednesday, January 25, 6-7:30pm 

    John G. Diefenbaker High School International Baccalaureate Program 

    During these IB information sessions, we will talk about what the IB program is, what to expect and what you need to know about applying. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and to meet with some of our current students. 

    Wednesday, January 11, 2023 

     6:00–6:30: Mingle with current IB students in the foyer and ask them questions about their experience. 

     6:30-8:00: Presentation from the IB Coordinator 

    Bowness High School 

    Open House: January 17th, 6:30pm start. The details will be posted on their website. 

    Student Tour: January 17th, 9:30am-12:30pm, if your student is attending, please arrange to get them to the tour and tell our office they will be absent. 

    Pearson High School 

    Open House (in-person): January 18, 6:30-8:00pm  

    Student Tour: January 18, 9-11am, make your own arrangements to get students to this 

    *** The IB Career Program is now being offered at Lester B. Pearson High School. It is the only school in the city to offer this new program and the careers attached to it.  There are only 4 high schools in Canada to offer this program; therefore, it is open to the entire CBE high school population. We intake prospective grade 10 students into our Honours CTS Program and grade 11 students who want to apply directly into the IB-CP program. If you have any further questions, please contact Tammy Lock  tllock@cbe.ab.ca 

    Robert Thirsk High School 

    Open House (In-person) – Wednesday, January 18th from 6:30-8pm 

    Advanced Placement Info session (In-person) - December 13th 6:30-7:30pm 

    Open House (Virtual, if you missed in-person) - January 25th, link will be on Thirsk website 

    Student Tour – Wednesday, January 18th at 8:30am, student must arrange own transport 

    Queen Elizabeth High School 

    Open House and tours will not be until near the end of the year. Check their website. 

    Forest Lawn High School 

    Open House: Thursday, January 25, check their website closer to date. 

    **Central Memorial High School** 

    Central Memorial High School hosts a thriving performing and visual arts program (PVA) that is open to CBE students across the city. Because it is a program of choice, students who are not designated to CMHS have the unique opportunity to apply and audition/interview for the program and then complete the CBE High School Transfer Request for 2023-2024.   

In this program, students have opportunities to complete 30+ high school fine arts credits through year-round specialized classes alongside like-minded students and faculty with artistic backgrounds. Not only can they focus on their arts learning every single day of high school, but they can also complete core classes, AP classes, languages and CTS courses here at Central Memorial.​


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