January Final Assessments Schedule

The final assessment schedule was recently released to staff and students. It is now present on our school website, in this blog and posted in the student Google classroom.

Jan Final Assessment Schedule 2022 (Click text for the schedule)

Staff will be reviewing the schedule with their classes, helping to guide the students to report any conflicts to school administration.

Students at asked to report conflicts through this Google form
Once again, we will be modifying our exam supervision format this year. The exam schedule and its supervision schedule by staff has been carefully crafted with care to ensure that all students write in classrooms without masks, should they decide to take a mask break. We have accomplished this by reducing the class size so that all students can be six feet apart, and facing in the same direction, meaning their mask can be removed to write the final assessment if they wish.

It was very important to our staff that we create an environment for students to write the exams in a safe, comfortable, and relaxing learning environment.

Horton Helps during the Holidays

The Holiday spirit is alive and well at Horton and its surrounding communities. We see examples of students showing goodwill to one another each day. Poverty is a reality in the Annapolis Valley. Horton will once again devote time and effort to help those in need during the Holiday Season and throughout the rest of the year. Horton Staff in partnership with local organizations and businesses take great pride in giving back to our local community. Again, this year Horton will support Feed Nova Scotia through Horton Holiday Hurrah and families in our community through the Griffy’s Giving Tree.

We ask that you consider taking time to give back to the community this Holiday season by sending food or hygiene items with your child, by dropping a small monetary donation off at the school or small gifts that you feel a teen in our community would appreciate. Please try to make an appointment before coming to the school by reaching out to us. We always receive wonderful donations from our students, staff, and community members to support our school community initiatives.

The Horton community thanks you in advance for your generous donations and continued support.

RFD

Horton High School will host its annual Respect for Diversity Day for grade 10 students on Thursday Dec 2nd. Specials thanks to Renata Verri, Karuna Singh, Sandy Coldwell and Nancy Hennebery for their dedicated efforts and leadership.

This year we have a Leadership Team this year consisting of 4 student leaders: Lindsey Atwell, Alix Falkner, Bianca Wilkes and Damaine Wright. All the student leaders must be commended for their leadership in delivering this event to our Horton students. We are delighted to be able to bring a guest speaker to Horton this year, Junior Moaku, to share his message with students.

The success of this program would not exist without the devotion of our talented staff working cooperatively with our wonderful student leaders.

Thank you

Parent Teacher and Report Cards

December is just like other month here at school regarding trying to keep the positive communication flowing to our wonderful school community. Our goal is to communicate as often as needed so that we can help ensure students success in school.

Thank you to the many parents who recently attended our VIRTUAL first parent-teacher sessions, we appreciate your support and collaboration around student learning.

The move to emailing reports cards supports the use of less paper in our school but we remain committed to get an email or copy of the report card to each parent. If you are having issues assessing the report card for your student, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the school.

Administration continues to monitor students marks and attendance each day, implementing plans as needed to support student success.

Horton wants to have effective communication with its school community. Never hesitate to contact us!