Hello to our Black Kat Community!

Our Admin. Team is happy to send out the following information, as well as ‘Dates to Remember’ section.  We hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Dates to Remember:

March 6-10: March Break (No School)

March 22-April 20: Ramadan

March 24: Theatre New Brunswick Performance

March 29: Concert – BoyT- Immersion/PIF classes in the a.m.  TMT

March 30: Grade 12, Grad Event – Rawries

April 6: Mid-semester report cards for semester II will be issued

April 7: Good Friday (No School)

April 10: Easter Monday (No School)

April 14: Parent-Teacher Interviews/Professional Learning Day (No School for Students)

May 1-5: Mental Health Week

May 5: NBTA Council Day (No School for Students)

May 11: Grade 12, Grad Event- Mardi Gras

May 15: NBTA Branch Meeting Day (No School for Students)

May 22: Victoria Day (No School)

June: Pride Month

June 12-23: Course Recovery

June 12-16: Assessment/Demonstration of Learning Week

June 19-23: Final report cards will be issued/Graduation week events

June 19: Prom/Safe Grad (Save the date- more information to come)

June 21: Graduation (Save the date- more information to come)

Attendance Expectations (Admin. Team)

With March Break fast approaching, we are aware that some families are choosing to extend their vacations.  We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of practice when a student is absent from school for a reason that is not considered “just cause” by the NB Education Act: 

2. When students are absent from school with parental permission, but the absence is not for just cause (reasons cited within section 16(1) of the Education Act), it will be the responsibility of the student to obtain missed work from his/her peers. It is not reasonable to expect the teacher to re-teach material or provide detailed work packages when students are away from school for non-essential reasons (e.g. – trips). Should assessments have occurred during a non-essential absence, the student must make arrangements with the subject teacher promptly upon their return to school to complete the assessments.

Please see pages 8-9 of the FHS Student Handbook for more information about attendance (https://frederictonhigh.nbed.ca/i/fhs-student-handbook).

New FHS Website (Mr. Stewart, SPR Systems)

Fredericton High School has a new website!

To keep up to date with activities at the school, you can visit the new site at the link below:

Please note that our old site is still active but is no longer being updated. This old site will eventually be permanently deactivated.

From Our School Social Worker (Ms. Hay, School Social Worker)

Tara Hay is our new School Social Worker. Tara started with the district in 2017 and has been a School Social Woker with the district since 2019. Before coming to FHS, Tara was a Child and Youth Team member. Some of Tara’s roles at FHS include attendance and engagement, supporting students with skills and connecting students and families to community services.  

Grad Hoodies (Ms. Nicholson, FHS Bookstore)

Attention families with a 2023 FHS GRAD!

Grad Hoodies are on sale now on School Cash Online.  The deadline for ordering is 4pm on Sunday, March 12, 2023. You will notice that there is a choice for personalization and size when placing your order! The price is $71.25 each.  This will be the last opportunity to purchase these Grad Hoodies. Don’t miss out on this great keepsake opportunity! ???? 

Positive Action Committee (Mr. Champion, PAC)

The student-led Positive Action Committee here at FHS will be collecting money to donate to The Canadian Red Cross Red Crescent who are working to deliver emergency relief and to get help to those impacted by the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria as quickly as possible. Money raised will enable The Red Cross to provide immediate relief, ongoing recovery efforts and resiliency and preparedness activities in impacted and surrounding areas. Please consider donating to help those in need.

Math Competitions (Mme. Lukings, SPR Mathematics)

Students interested in writing the UWO Fryer (grade 9), Galois (grade 10), Hypatia (grade 11) or Euclid (grade 12) competitions in April must confirm with Mme. Lukings in person no later than Wednesday March 1st at 3:30 pm.  Please come see Mme. Lukings in Room C16 by the end of the day March 1st .

Chess Club Update (Ms. Jarvis, FHS Chess Club) 

FHS Chess Club sent 9 (8 FHS + 1 Enterprise) students to the ASDW District Chess Tournament last week, and came back with some medal winners! The students who attended were from all grade levels and include:

Iris Chen, Gabriel Fletcher, Jiayi Zhou, Colin Partridge, Enming Zhang, Charles Robinson, Jacob Cheng, Max Yang, Aiden Hickey-Carrier. 

Gold metal for grade 12 went to Max Yang

Silver metal for grade 12 went to Aiden Hickey-Carrier

Gold metal for grade 11 went to Jacob Cheng

Silver metal for grade 9 went to Jiayi Zhou

Congratulations to the Chess Club who all played extremely well!

Clothing Donations (Mrs. Nippard & Ms. Saunders, Kat’s Kloset)

Kats Kloset is looking for donations of boy’s/men’s clothing. Donations of everything from footwear to suits for prom would be appreciated and distributed to our students. Donations can be dropped off at the main office. Please label the bag Kat’s Kloset.

Virtue of the Week (Mrs. LaBerge, VOW Committee)

The Virtue Of the Week (Feb. 27 – March 3) will be FRIENDLINESS.

As Peggy Jenkins wrote:  “The best way to have a friend is to be one.”

Automotive Classes (Mrs. Roherty, Teacher)

The Power Train and Chassis class would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to Alan at Capital Towing Fredericton for his support. His generous donation to our program is greatly appreciated.

Also, our class is looking for a small, economy size car with manual transmission for donation to our program for a long-term project. If you or someone you know has one sitting around and are willing to donate it to us, please get in touch with Krystle Roherty by email at krystle.roherty@nbed.nb.ca

Stray Kats Race Team (Mr. Campbell & Mrs. Roherty, Stray Kats Racing)

The Stray Kats Race Team still has some 2023 calendars left. If you would like to purchase one your student can come to E15 or the office to purchase. You can also email krystle.roherty@nbed.nb.ca to get one. 

Stray Kats have started working on the prize winning Buick from last year and our new Impala. Follow us on our Facebook Page by searching Stray Kat Racing. Any businesses that would like to help support our team this year please get in touch with a student of the club or krystle.roherty@nbed.nb.ca

SRC Updates (Mr. Clark and Mr. Xavier, FHS SRC)

The ski bus was a success! We had a great night under the lights at Crabbe, and we would like to thank everyone who came with us!

Have you missed out on the fun? Don’t worry. We have you covered. The second ski bus will be happening Thursday, March 16th. Ticket sales will start next Tuesday in the cafeteria or on cashless schools for $ 20.

*tickets are for transportation only. Students taking the bus will receive 25% off lift tickets and rentals.*

Once you have purchased a ticket, you must come by the SRC office to pick up a permission form.

If you have any other questions, please email andrewphillipssrc21@icloud.com

Thanks for a great night Black Kats!

The SRC will be hosting a Blacklight dance on March 23 from 7 – 10 pm. Tickets will be sold starting March 13 for $ 8. If you choose to buy a ticket at the event, they will be $10. Hope to see you there!

Course Selection Update (Mrs. Maxwell, SPR Social Emotional Learning)

Part 1 of Course Selection Presentations were completed this week. Next week, for Part 2, school counsellors will be visiting Grade 9, 10 and 11 Language Arts classes to continue the conversation and to distribute Course Selection Guides/handouts.

The PowerPoint from this week’s presentation will be posted to our school website next week and students/parents/guardians will have time to discuss before course selections need to be submitted. More on those deadlines next week!!

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