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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

Compass: December 2016 – January 2017

Covenant Compass

December–January 2016-2017

 

Christmas Concert and Art Show

The Covenant and Madrigal Choirs will perform the Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8th and 9th. Come enjoy music celebrating Christ’s birth and the holiday season.  Prelude music begins at 7:10 p.m. and the choral music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Come support our art students whose work will be displayed before and after the concert.

 

Christmas Banquet – Tuesday, December 20th, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Our annual Christmas Banquet will be held at The Courthouse Square Ballroom, 1102 A Street, Tacoma.  A wonderful dinner will be served and there will be a variety of activities. All students are warmly invited to attend. More information to come.

Please read the school guidelines below regarding banquets and social events. Students choosing to attend are required to stay for the entire event. Students who are bringing a guest must ask the office for a guest pass form and guests must follow all guidelines for dress and behavior.

 

Banquet Information and Guidelines

A Christmas Banquet is held each year at CHS. The purpose is to allow a special time of fun and fellowship for the students outside of the normal school days. It is not the intention of Covenant High School to encourage dating. All students are encouraged to attend the banquet individually or with others.

Sunday dress is most appropriate for the banquet. Students are discouraged from purchasing or renting formal attire. Students are encouraged to dress nicely from what they already have in their wardrobe and appropriately for the activity. Banquet attire is to reflect the same principles and guidelines of the general dress code policy. Short or low cut dresses, strapless and backless dresses, and dresses with spaghetti straps are not permitted. Students who do not follow these guidelines may be required to put on additional clothing provided by school staff.

 

Choir Notes: Please remember these dates

Wednesday, December 7th – Covenant Choir sings for Heritage Christian School’s morning chapel

Thursday and Friday,  December 8th and 9th – CHS Christmas Concert and Art Show.  Prelude at 7:10 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.  Choir students report to the choir room at 6:30 p.m.

 

Tell Your Friends – New Student Recruitment

On Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m., Covenant High School will host an open house with a light buffet for new prospective students and parents for the 2017-2018 school year. Please encourage your friends who are interested in Covenant to contact the school office, 759-9570, and visit the CHS website.  They will be personally invited to attend the open house, Christmas concert and art show. Information and registration packets will be distributed. 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.

 

Please Mark Your Calendar

Christmas vacation begins at 11:00 a.m., December 20th.  School resumes on January 3rd.

 

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.

 

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. If no weather-related information is given, you can assume school will begin at the regular time.

 

December 2, 2016

Compass: November – December 2016

Covenant Compass

November–December 2016

 

Harvest Party thank you

Thank you to all who made the Harvest Party a success, particularly Mrs. Lyro, Mrs. McKown and Mrs. Stone for helping in the kitchen.

 

Christmas Concert and Art Show

The Covenant and Madrigal Choirs will perform the Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 8th and 9th. Come enjoy music celebrating Christ’s birth and the holiday season.  Prelude music begins at 7:10 p.m. and the choral music begins at 7:30 p.m.  Come support our art students whose work will be displayed before and after the concert.

 

Christmas Banquet – Tuesday, December 20th, 6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Our annual Christmas Banquet will be held at The Courthouse Square Ballroom, 1102 A Street, Tacoma.  A wonderful dinner will be served and there will be a variety of activities. All students are warmly invited to attend. More information to come.

Please read the school guidelines below regarding banquets and social events. Students choosing to attend are required to stay for the entire event. Students who are bringing a guest must ask the office for a guest pass form and guests must follow all guidelines for dress and behavior.

 

Banquet Information and Guidelines

A Christmas Banquet is held each year at CHS. The purpose is to allow a special time of fun and fellowship for the students outside of the normal school days. It is not the intention of Covenant High School to encourage dating. All students are encouraged to attend the banquet individually or with others.

Sunday dress is most appropriate for the banquet. Students are discouraged from purchasing or renting formal attire. Students are encouraged to dress nicely from what they already have in their wardrobe and appropriately for the activity. Banquet attire is to reflect the same principles and guidelines of the general dress code policy. Short or low cut dresses, strapless and backless dresses, and dresses with spaghetti straps are not permitted. Students who do not follow these guidelines may be required to put on additional clothing provided by school staff.

 

Choir Notes: Please remember these dates

Wednesday, December 7th – Covenant Choir sings for Heritage Christian School’s morning chapel

Thursday and Friday,  December 8th and 9th – CHS Christmas Concert and Art Show.  Prelude at 7:10 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.  Choir students report to the choir room at 6:15 p.m.

 

Progress Reports

The fall semester will be half-completed on November 7th. Progress reports will be issued to the students on November 10th. The mid-term progress report assesses the student’s progress to date. The end-of-the-semester report card, issued at the end of January will become part of the student’s permanent record. You can keep up on your student’s day-to-day progress on RenWeb.

 

Tell Your Friends – New Student Recruitment

On Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m., Covenant High School will host an open house with a light buffet for new prospective students and parents for the 2017-2018 school year. Please encourage your friends who are interested in Covenant to contact the school office, 759-9570, and visit the CHS website.  They will be personally invited to attend the open house, Christmas concert and art show. Information and registration packets will be distributed. 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.

 

Please Mark Your Calendar

No school, Friday, November 11th, Veterans’ Day

No school, Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, Thanksgiving Vacation

Christmas vacation begins at 11:00 a.m., December 20th.  School resumes on January 3rd.

 

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. If no weather-related information is given, you can assume school will begin at the regular time.

 

November 2, 2016

Compass: October – November 2016

COVENANT HIGH SCHOOL COMPASS

October and November 2016

 

CHS Office hours are 7:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The office closes at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. The church building closes at 4:30 p.m. and all students must depart by that time.

 

Congratulations Amy Castle and Damita Gomez for excelling in the 2015 PSAT exam.  Amy has been honored as a commended student for finishing in the top 5% in the nation on the PSAT exam.  Damita has been honored as a National Hispanic Scholar finishing in the top 2% among all Hispanic and Latino PSAT test takers in the nation.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Lewellen and her AP Calculus and AP Statistics Students

The calculus students performed well again on the AP calculus exam taken in May of 2016. Most colleges and universities give college credit for scores of 4 or 5 on the AP test, and 7 of the 12 calculus students earned a 4 or 5.  This was the first time that stats students took the AP statistics exam.  8 of the 11 students scored a 4 or 5.  Well done, students.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences, Thursday, October 6

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held throughout the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 6th.  Students will be dismissed at 11:02 a.m.

 

NNU Concurrent Credit Registration, Tuesday, October 11

Parents of juniors and seniors will receive a reminder email. Please contact Mrs. DeMass, ldemass@chstacoma.org, if you have any questions.

 

Picture Retakes, Monday, October 10

If you are not satisfied with your picture, you may return the complete package to the photographer on re-take day and have another picture taken. Students who did not order a package, but wish to, may pick up an order package in the office and return it on re-take day with payment. Students who were absent on September 8th should be photographed on October 10th.

 

PSAT testing  – Wednesday, October 19

All juniors except international students will take the PSAT exam at CHS on Wednesday, October 14th and will receive the results in late December or January.  Junior international students will take a practice TOEFL exam at the same time.  The evaluation scores will be explained to the students in college/career and study skills.  Sophomores may also choose to take the PSAT and should sign up in the school office.  There are a limited number of places for sophomores.  Sophomores will be assigned a place in order of sign up.  The test fee was included in the yearly activity fee.

 

National College Fair, Friday, October 21

Juniors and seniors will attend the fair together. The CHS bus departs for the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle at 7:30 am and returns at 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet representatives from hundreds of colleges and attend information seminars on a variety of college-related topics.

 

Harvest Party, Friday Evening, October 28

Save the date! All current Covenant High School students are invited for fun, food and activities. More information to come.

 

Progress Reports

The fall semester will be half-completed on November 7th. Progress reports will be issued to the students on November 10th. The mid-term progress report assesses the student’s progress to date. The end-of-the-semester report card, issued at the end of January will become part of the student’s permanent record. You can keep up on your student’s day-to-day progress on RenWeb.

 

Tell Your Friends – New Student Recruitment

On Thursday, December 8th at 6:00 p.m., Covenant High School will host an open house with a light buffet for new prospective students and parents for the 2017-2018 school year. Please encourage your friends who are interested in Covenant to contact the school office, 759-9570, and visit the CHS website.  They will be personally invited to attend the open house, Christmas concert and art show. Information and registration packets will be distributed. 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.

 

Please Mark Your Calendar

No school, Friday, November 11th, Veterans’ Day

No school, Thursday and Friday, November 24th and 25th, Thanksgiving Vacation

Christmas vacation begins at 11:00 a.m., December 20th.  School resumes on January 3rd.

 

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. If no weather-related information is given, you can assume school will begin at the regular time.

 

 

October 10, 2016

Compass: September – October 2016

COVENANT HIGH SCHOOL COMPASS

September and October 2016

 

A warm welcome to our new CHS students and families!

 

First Day of School

Thursday, September 1 – school hours are 7:30 a.m. – 2:10 p.m. We do not have a school supplies list. Students should come the first day with a pen, a notebook and a 3-ring binder. Individual teachers will let students know what additional materials, if any, will be needed. The second half of the day we will travel to a park for lunch and activities. Students should bring a sack lunch to eat at the park. Students are to dress according to the school dress code for the day.

 

CHS Office hours are 7:10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The office closes at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. The church building closes at 4:30 p.m. and all students must depart by that time.

 

Email and Contact Information

Nearly all CHS communication is conducted via the internet. Please email office@chstacoma.org to update us if your email address changes. If you do not have email access, please notify the office at 759-9570.

 

Lunch Information

All students must provide their own sack lunch – microwaves are available for student use. Also, a small student store is open during lunch every day, starting the second week of school.

 

Car Traffic – Please Note  

Parents and students, please enter and exit the parking lot slowly.  Also, please observe direction arrows and signs in the parking lot.

 

All School Overnight Field Trip

September 14 – 16. We have reserved the environmental learning center at Deception Pass State Park.  More information to come.

 

Parent Night

CHS hosts a parent night on Thursday night, September 29th at 7:00 p.m.  Junior and senior parents will be able to choose between attending college information sessions or hearing from individual classroom teachers.  All CHS parents are encouraged to attend and learn more about what is happening in the classroom or attend Mrs. Dille’s college information meetings.

It is also the first opportunity to sign up for the upcoming parent-teacher conferences.

 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held through the afternoon and evening of Thursday, October 6th.

 

National College Fair, Friday, October 21

Juniors and seniors will attend the fair together. The CHS bus departs for the Wash. St. Convention Center in Seattle at 7:30 am and returns at 1:00 pm. This is an opportunity to meet representatives from hundreds of colleges and attend information seminars on a variety of college-related topics.

 

Harvest Party, Friday evening, October 28

Save the date! All current Covenant High School students are invited. More information to come.

 

RENWEB

 We use RenWeb on-line school management program so you will be able to stay updated on your student’s academic progress. We will notify you when the system is open for the 2016-2017 school year.

September 1, 2016

Compass: June – July 2016

Covenant Compass

June-July 2016

 

Congratulations, Graduates!

On Friday, May 27th, our seniors graduated from Covenant High School.  Farewell to the class of 2016 and may the Lord richly bless you in every way in the years ahead.

 

Eight Graduates Earn Washington State Honors

Congratulations to Talitha Anderson, Trent Colbert, Philip Darby, Steven Knight, Hannah Lawty, Karli Stevenson, Samuel Stone and Abigail Welch.  50% of our Washington resident seniors finished in the top 10% of Washington state graduates!

 

Optimist Oratorical Contest

Congratulations to Abraham Sullivan and Andrew Welch for their winning speech presentations in the Optimist International Oratorical Contest! CHS students represented 5 of the 6 participants in the local contest held March 26 at Covenant High School.  All orators spoke on the topic, “How My Best Brings out the Best in Others.” Abraham placed 2nd and Andrew placed 3rd, both earning cash prizes. Andrew was able to travel to the Zone level contest held in Vancouver, WA on April 2nd where he placed 2nd, qualifying for the district competition on April 30th where he performed very well, narrowly missing finishing in the top three.

 

Report Cards

Final report cards will be mailed home on or before June 13th.

 

FeesA Reminder

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

 

Finals schedule for grades 9-11

Monday, June 6th

7:30 – 9:00         9  Spanish 1        10  History         11  Chemistry

9:30 – 11:00      9  Science            10  English         11  Math

Tuesday, June 7th

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

9:30 – 11:00      9  History                            10  Biology                         11  Spanish 2

Wednesday, June 8th – last day of school; students dismissed at 10:30 a.m.  Students are required to attend this final day for check out.

 

Graduated SeniorsFinal 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.

 

New Student Orientation and Potluck – Save the Date!

All new students and their parents are invited to a potluck on Tuesday evening, August 30th, 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, Mrs. Dille or Mrs. McCoy will respond as soon as possible.

June 1, 2016