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Compass: June – July 2017

Covenant Compass

June-July 2017

 

Congratulations, Graduates!

On Friday, May 26th, our seniors graduated from Covenant High School.  Farewell to the class of 2017 and may the Lord richly bless you in every way in the years ahead.

 

Twelve Graduates Earn Washington State Honors

Congratulations to Amy Castle, Payton Chiou, Kailey Cozart, Damita Gomez, Amelia Kanz, Mark Lovelace, Grace Lyro, Liana McKown, Rachel Quick, Noëlle Roberts, Watchman Tamminga, and Alaina Wescott.  57% of our Washington resident seniors finished in the top 10% of Washington state graduates!

 

Finals schedule for grades 9-11

Friday, June 2nd

7:30 – 9:00     9  Science                   10  History     11  English/ Int English

9:30 – 11:00  9  History                   10  English     11  Spanish 3

Monday, June 5th

7:30 – 9:00     9  English                   10  Spanish 2/Int English     11  Math

9:30 – 11:00  9  Spanish 1               10  Biology                             11  no exam

 

Tuesday, June 6th – last day of school; students dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

 

Report Cards

Final report cards will be mailed home on or before June 9th.

 

Fees–A Reminder

All past due tuition and fees must be paid before spring semester report cards will be issued or records/transcripts will be released.

 

Mr. Miller Starts August 1st

Our new principal, Dave Miller, will start his duties at CHS on August 1st.  Please pray for the Millers as they move from Duvall to Gig Harbor this summer.

 

New Student Orientation and Potluck – Save the Date!

All new students and their parents are invited to a potluck on Tuesday evening, September 5th, 6 p.m. at CHS in the fellowship hall.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with CHS parents and students.  Please plan to attend and become familiar with the daily routine, practices and policies of CHS.  It will help alleviate some of the new school anxieties. More information will be sent over the summer.

 

Summer Office Hours

CHS does not maintain regular hours during the summer.  Phone messages, mail and email are checked regularly.  If you need to contact the office, leave a voice mail, 759-9570, or email office@chstacoma.org.  Mr. Hannula (until July 12 and Mr. Miller from August 1st onward), Mrs. Dille or Mrs. McCoy will respond as soon as possible.

June 1, 2017

Congratulations to Writing and Drawing Winners

CHS writers and artists did it again, winning far more awards than any high school in the county. CHS students won 5 of the 12 high school writing awards in the Pierce County Library Writing Contest—while competing against hundreds of students from dozens of public and private high schools in the county. In 11th-12th Poetry: Angie Le finished 1st and Will Lewellen 3rd. In 9th-10th Poetry: Quinn Sukhia finished 2nd and Avery Welch 3rd. In 11th-12th Short Story: Will Lewellen finished 3rd. In the art division, Damita Gomez finished 2nd in the 11th-12th drawing.

May 2, 2017

Compass: May – June 2017

Covenant Compass

May- June 2017

Spring Swing, Friday, April 28

All current CHS students are invited to attend the Spring Swing and enjoy light and festive food, swing dancing and other activities.

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $3.00 if paid by Wednesday, April 26; the entry fee increases to $5.00 after Wednesday.

 

Art Show and Choir Concert, Friday, May 12

The doors will open for the Spring Art Show at 6:00 pm. There will be a wide variety of student art work to view including interactive projects and senior mini shows.  The Spring Concert follows at 7:30 p.m.  Concert prelude begins at 7:15.

 

Meet the New Principal, also on May 12

Come meet David Miller, our new principal for 2017-2018, on Friday, May 12th from 6:15-7:15.  This is an hour before the prelude starts for the Spring Concert.  Dessert will be served.

 

Speech Meet and Awards Assembly

Family and friends are welcome to attend our end-of-the-year speech meet, Tuesday, May 23rd at 11:00 a.m., and the awards ceremony and senior recognition on Thursday, May 25th at 1:00 p.m.

 

Commencement at First Presbyterian church (downtown Tacoma)

Plan to attend the commencement exercises for the Class of 2017 on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m.  Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Tito Lyro, pastor of The Bible Presbyterian Church of Olympia.  Commencement is at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma at 20 Tacoma Ave.

 

End-of-the-Year Schedule Information

Seniors’ finals will be administered during regular class periods, May 22nd -25th.

Seniors’ last day: Friday, May 26th; seniors dismissed at 11:56.

 

Finals schedule for grades 9-11

Friday, June 2nd

7:30 – 9:00        9  Science                           10  History         11  English/ Int English

9:30 – 11:00      9  History                           10  English          11  Spanish 3

Monday, June 5th

7:30 – 9:00         9  English                            10  Spanish 2/Int English            11  Math

9:30 – 11:00      9  Spanish 2                        10  Biology                                         11  no exam

Tuesday, June 6th – last day of school; students dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

 

Report Cards

Final report cards will be mailed home on or before June 9th.

 

Fees–A Reminder

All past due tuition and fees must be paid before spring semester report cards will be issued or records/transcripts will be released.

 

Graduating with Honors Information

Graduating seniors may earn the following honors:

Cum laude (with praise) – 3.5 G.P.A.

Magna cum laude (with great praise) – 3.75 G.P.A.

Summa cum laude (with highest praise) – 3.9 G.P.A.

Salutatorian (second highest ranking graduate)

Valedictorian (highest ranking graduate)

In order to be considered valedictorian/salutatorian, candidates must take a full year of pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, physics, Spanish 3 and Spanish 4. In determining class valedictorian/salutatorian, the following courses will be weighted by a factor of 1.35: pre-calculus, calculus, chemistry, physics, Latin 3 and 4, Spanish 3 and 4. Grades for teacher assistant will not be included. The valedictorian and salutatorian must be students who have completed at least 3 years at CHS including the junior and senior year. Graduating with honors and valedictorian and salutatorian are determined by the entire high school record through the last progress report issued in April.

 

Graduated Seniors–Final Transcript Requests

Most four-year colleges require a final transcript to confirm a student’s admission status. The office will send out final transcripts to the colleges seniors have listed on their plans for next year for those seniors who have no outstanding fines or fees. Please contact the office if plans have changed and you would like us to send a transcript to a different college than the one listed.

 

Electives for the 2017-2018  School Year

Course selection sheets for next year will be given to students in the next week or so. You will be asked to go over your student’s course selection, sign the sheet and return it to the school office.  Selection for choir, art or reading is a year-long commitment.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to our Optimist Club Speech Contest winners. Andrew Welch took 1st place and Martina Preston took 2nd; they will both travel to Vancouver, WA for the next level of competition. Madison Stephens took 3rd place. Each of these will receive a cash prize.

 

New Student Orientation and Potluck – Save the Date!

All new students and their parents are invited to a potluck on Tuesday evening, September 5th, 6 p.m. at CHS in the fellowship hall.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted with CHS parents and students.  Please plan to attend and become familiar with the daily routine, practices and policies of CHS.  It will help alleviate some of the new school anxieties. More information will be sent over the summer.

April 26, 2017

Optimist Speech Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Optimist Club Speech Contest winners. Andrew Welch took 1st place and Martina Preston took 2nd; they will both travel to Vancouver, WA for the next level of competition. Madison Stephens took 3rd place. Each of these will receive a cash prize.

April 19, 2017

Compass: April – May 2017

Covenant Compass
April – May 2017

Easter Vacation, April 10-14

Progress Reports

Mid-semester progress reports will be issued on April 6th.

Spring Swing, Friday, April 28

All current CHS students are invited to attend the Spring Swing and enjoy light and festive food, swing dancing and other activities.

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 if paid by Wednesday, April 26; the entry fee increases to $7.00 after Wednesday.

Art and Choir Notes

The Spring Concert and Art Show will be held Friday, May 12th at 7:30 p.m.  Prelude begins at 7:15.

Meet the New Principal

Come meet David Miller, our new principal for 2017-2018, on Friday, May 12th from 6:15-7:15.  This is an hour before the preludes start for the Spring Concert.  Dessert will be served.

Awards Assembly

The annual Awards Assembly will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 1:00 p.m.

Commencement at First Presbyterian church (downtown Tacoma)

Plan to attend the commencement exercises for the Class of 2017 on Friday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m.  Our keynote speaker will be the Rev. Tito Lyro, pastor of The Bible Presbyterian Church of Olympia.  Commencement is at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma at 20 Tacoma Ave.

SAT/ACT – College Admissions Testing

We encourage juniors who have not already done so to take the SAT college entrance exam on Saturday, May 6th or Saturday, June 3rd and/or the ACT on June 10th. This will permit students to re-take the exam in the fall of their senior year if their first test results are unsatisfactory. It also provides them with test scores for applying for early admission to college.

Registration for the May SAT test must be completed by April 7th. Registration for the June SAT must be completed by May 9th. You can register on-line at www.collegeboard.com. (This website contains useful college-related information and links.) Registration for the June ACT test must be completed by May 5th at act.org.  Covenant High School’s code number for both tests is 481371.

April 1, 2017

Compass: March – April 2017

Covenant Compass
March – April 2017

CHS Talent Show, Friday night, March 10

All current CHS students are invited to the CHS dinner and talent show on Friday night, March 10th.

Performance plans must be approved by Mr. Hannula. Students who want to participate should pick up a form from the office, complete it and turn it in to Mrs. Dille by March 3rd.
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pmCost: $5.00, but increases to $6.00 after Wednesday, March 7th

This event is sponsored by student council.
Teacher In-Service, Friday, March 10th – Half Day– Students are dismissed at 11:02.

Easter Vacation – April 10-14

Drama Production
The 2017 Covenant High School play under the direction of Mrs. St. John is My Fair Limey. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. on March 23rd and 24th.

Scholarship Information
Post-high school scholarship opportunities are presented to college/career classes and posted on the main bulletin board as they become available. Mrs. Dille also has a scholarship notebook for parents and students to peruse.

Re-Registration News
All current CHS students planning to return to Covenant next year should attend to the re-registration materials that have been mailed home. If you did not receive registration materials, please request them from the office.

Returning students will be given a guaranteed place for next year only through March 21st. In order to secure a spot, fill out the re-registration materials and submit the $300 registration fee by that date. The fee for registering after March 21st is $350. Re-register soon!

Progress Reports
Mid-semester progress reports will be issued on April 3rd.

Art and Choir Notes
The Spring Concert and Art Show will be held Friday, May 18th.

February 27, 2017