Promoting Positive Behaviors in Teens
Winter & Spring 2022 – from Nova Scotia Health Authority

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
February 1 – March 29, 2022
Telehealth ZOOM
To register, contact: robert.beresford@nshealth.ca

Monday Mornings, 9:30 – 11:30
April 11 – May 30, 2022
Telehealth ZOOM
To register, contact: robert.beresford@nshealth.ca

An 8 week course for parents of Teens between 13 and 18 years.
Topics include
• Why teens misbehave
• Positive attention
• Increasing cooperation and independence
• Reward and incentive programs
• Effective discipline strategies
• Improving school behaviors
For whom
• Any parent / guardian / caregiver, but especially those managing non-compliant, oppositional, or stubborn teens (teens do not participate in group sessions)
• Parents of children diagnosed with ADHD, ADD and ODD
• Parents looking for education, support and assistance

Currently, these groups are being offered through Telehealth ZOOM. Please contact the facilitator above to register and a ZOOM link will be sent to your email address the day before group starts.

Return to Online Learning – Jan 10th to 14th

Dear Horton Parents/Guardians,

January 10th to 14th Horton will be moving to online learning for the week and we wanted to send out a quick message to parents and guardians.

We would like to highlight the following points:

1. Monday, January 10th, will be Day 3 for Horton students. They will follow their normal schedules for that day as follows below:

Period 1 – 9:00 am to 10:15 am
Period 2 – 10:20 am to 11:35 am
Period 3 – 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Period 4 – 2:07 pm to 3:22 pm

2. Please note that there will still be an exam week from January 24th to January 27th. As per directive from the province, exams will be reduced in length to 1.5 hours. The start time for the exams remains the same as the original schedule; morning exams will start at 9:00 AM and afternoon exams will start at 12:45.

3. Next week, attendance will be recorded in the same manner as in-person learning, and attendance alerts will be sent out. It is important to contact the school office or your grade level administrator if you know your student won’t be in attendance for a class or the day.

4. We ask that you have a conversation with your students about the following issues that we have had in previous online learning:

a) Administration did have to jump on to a few google meets because of poor online behaviour. Mics should be muted when requested and language should be appropriate, just like when in class.
b) In a few cases, Google Meet codes were given by Horton students to students who are not members of the Horton Community. (Google has provided a few good strategies to prevent some of these concerns from happening in future lessons.)

These types of actions are very disruptive to the online learning environment. Consequences will be given out under the school code of conduct if any students are found to be giving out class codes or behaving inappropriately online.

If possible, please try to make sure that students have created a suitable workspace for their school day from home. This strategy will help their focus and engagement with their courses while at home. When possible, it is preferred (but not required) that cameras are on.

Please report any issues regarding Chromebooks to the Horton office. We do have some replacement Chromebooks that can be assigned in exchange for a non-functioning device. Currently we are out of Chromebook chargers but are trying to get more. Please reach out to your grade level administrator to be added to the list in case we get more.

Horton staff really appreciate all your support and together, we will get through this and have a successful end to this semester.

Sincerely,

Horton Administration and Staff

MS COLDWELL’S STUDENTS GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH CHEMISTRY CAROLS

On Friday December 17th, Ms Coldwell’s Chemistry 11 & 12 students kicked off the break with a class concert of famous Chemistry carols. Students also had a variety of musical instruments for the show. Songs included: The Chemistry Teacher’s Coming to Town, I’m Dreaming of a White Precipitate, Deck the Labs, Iron the Red Atom Molecule, Lab Reports, We Wish you a Happy Halogen and the finale: The Twelve Days of Chemistry!

Ms. Coldwell would like to wish all her students a wonderful, relaxing holiday break!

Horton Holiday Hurrah

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Desmond Tutu

2021 presented our world, our country and our province with similar to and new challenges from 2020, but our humanity persevered. Horton Holiday Hoorah successfully raised over $1900 and over 447 kilos of food; the proceeds were divided and delivered to our community food banks of Fundy, Hantsport and WAIC.

On behalf of the Horton community, we would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you and warm wishes this season.

Many thanks to Renata Verri, and her Horton elves for their organization and hard work that made this event once again a huge success. It has been in operation for an amazing 18 years.

Thank you to all the community members, staff and students that came together to offer their support for HHH through the many donations that we received again this year.