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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

Compass: February – March 2017

Covenant Compass
February – March 2017

 

International Party and Potluck, Friday eve, February 3rd  
Friends! Food! Fun! Activities! Music! All CHS students invited.
Come and enjoy the cultures represented by our students.
Entry fee: free   Time: 6 – 8 pm

 

Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20th – No School
Teacher In-Service, Friday, March 10th – Half Day

 

Report Cards
The first semester ended January 20th and semester report cards were issued on January 27th.

 

New Student Registration for 2017-2018
Parents – don’t forget to begin the application process if you have an 8th grade child who wants to join his or her siblings at CHS next year.  Registration materials for returning students will be distributed in early March.

The admission test for new students is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  You may sign up for the test by calling the CHS office, 759-9570, or by emailing office@chstacoma.org.

 

CHS Talent Show
Friday, March 10th – more information to come!

 

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.

 

Weather-Related School Closures
If weather conditions or other emergencies (earthquake, etc.) appear to call for a possible delay or closure of school, call the school office, 759-9570, after 6:15 a.m.  Closures and delays will be announced on the voice mail message and on the school website, chstacoma.org.  under “News.”  If no weather-related information is given, you can assume school will begin at the regular time.

February 1, 2017

Compass: January 2017 – February 2017

Covenant Compass

January – February 2017

 

Help Spread the Word

Most people find out about CHS through personal contacts.  Please help us spread the word about Covenant.  We have brochures that explain CHS.  Contact the office and we will send you some brochures to pass along to your friends who may be considering a Christian high school education.

 

Finals Study Sessions

Wednesday, January 18th, immediately after school until 3:50 p.m., several teachers will run study sessions and snacks will be provided. All CHS students are encouraged to attend.

 

End of Semester Finals

On Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th, we will operate on the following half-day alternate schedule:

Thursday, Jan. 19th

  • Session 1 (7:30-9:00) – English 9, English 10, International English 9 & 10, Physics/App. Science 11 & 12
  • Session 2 (9:30-11:00) – Math 9, Math 10, Civics 11 & 12

Friday, Jan. 20th

  • Session 1 (7:30-9:00) – Science 9, History 10, English 11 & 12, Internat. English 11 & 12
  • Session 2 (9:30-11:00) – History 9, Biology 10, Math 11 & 12

Parents, please note that students need to be picked up at 11:00 on January 19th and 20th  

Regular class schedules resume on Monday, January 23rd for the spring semester.

 

International Party and Potluck, Friday eve, February 3rd  

Friends! Food! Fun! Activities! Music! All CHS students invited.

Come and enjoy the cultures represented by our students.

Entry fee: free   Time: 6 – 8 pm

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 16th – No School

Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 20th – No School

 

Report Cards

The first semester ends January 20th and semester report cards will be issued on January 27th.

 

New Student Registration for 2017-2018

Parents – don’t forget to begin the application process if you have an 8th grade child who wants to join his or her siblings at CHS next year.  Registration materials for returning students will be distributed in early March.

The admission test for new students is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8th from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  You may sign up for the test by calling the CHS office, 759-9570, or by emailing office@chstacoma.org.

 

The Bible and New Year’s Resolutions

We encourage all students and parents to consider making a New Year’s resolution to read through the Bible in a year.  All it takes is to read three-and-a-half chapters per day.  See Pastor DeMass for a reading guide checklist to help you in this effort.

 

Drama Production

The 2016 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.

 

Weather-Related School Closures

If weather conditions or other emergencies (earthquake, etc.) appear to call for a possible delay or closure of school, check the website, chstacoma.org under “News.”  You may also call the school office, 759-9570, after 6:15 a.m.  If no weather-related information is given, you can assume school will begin at the regular time.

January 9, 2017