News

Compass: April – May 2016

Covenant Compass

 April – May 2016

 

No school – Spring Vacation, April 4 – April 8

 

Great Britain/France Historical Tour

Our juniors, seniors and chaperones depart for France and the UK on Monday, April 4th.  Please pray for a safe, fruitful and enjoyable time for all as they trace our Christian and cultural roots through France, England and Scotland. Their itinerary is listed at the end of this newsletter.

 

Progress Reports

Mid-semester progress reports are being issued on April 1st.

 

Vocation Shadowing Day, April 29 

Friday, April 29th, is Vocation Shadowing Day. There will not be school on that day; instead students will arrange to observe someone who works in a field of interest to them. Students will spend 4 – 6 hours getting an inside look at a vocation. We encourage students not to shadow their parents at their workplace but take the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the career of someone outside their immediate family. Students should arrange the observation with plenty of lead time. Materials and more information were distributed to students in early March.

 

Spring Swing, Friday, May 6

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 Tuesday, May 1.

 

Art and Choir Notes

The Spring Concert and Art Show will be held Friday, May 13th at 7:30 p.m.  Prelude begins at 7:15.

 

Commencement at First Presbyterian church (downtown Tacoma)

Plan to attend the commencement exercises for the Class of 2016 on Friday, May 27th at 7:00 p.m. Our keynote speaker will be Pastor Jerid Krulish, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, Washington. Pastor Krulish taught Bible at CHS for five years. Commencement is at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Tacoma at 20 Tacoma Ave.

 

Great Britain/Northwestern France Historical Tour Itinerary

April 4 – 19, 2016

 

April 4 (Monday): Depart SeaTac Airport late afternoon

 

April 5 (Tuesday): Arrive Paris 12:55 p.m., tour Notre Dame Cathedral and short Paris walk

 

April 6 (Wednesday): Tour the Louvre Museum, Paris free time, meet for dinner

 

April 7 (Thursday): Tour Palace of Versailles, then to WWI and II memorials at Thiepal and Vimy; Stay in Bethune

 

April 8 (Friday): Visit WWII sites at Dunkirk, ferry from Calais to Dover, tour Dover Castle; Stay in Canterbury

 

April 9 (Saturday): Visit St. Martin’s Church, oldest continuous church in English speaking world; Tour Canterbury Cathedral, then to London and the British Museum

 

April 10 (Sunday): Worship St. Paul’s Cathedral, tour Tower of London, worship Grove Chapel

 

April 11 (Monday): Westminster Abbey tour then free time London options, Les Miserables, Queen’s Theatre

 

April 12 (Tuesday):

  • Tour Elstow Abbey and Moot Hall, John Bunyan’s home base in Elstow
  • Visit St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church (John Newton’s church) in Olney
  • Visit St. Mary’s Church, (John Wycliffe’s Church) in Lutterworth
  • Stay in Rotherham North

 

April 13 (Wednesday): Tour Durham cathedral, then to Edinburgh

 

April 14 (Thursday): Tour Reformation and Covenanter sites, Edinburgh Castle, Free time

 

April 15 (Friday)

  • St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral ruins and martyr sites in the morning.
  • William Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Battlefield in the afternoon
  • Travel to Newmilns, meet Scottish host families, stay in homes

 

April 16 (Saturday: Day with host families

 

April 17 (Sunday): Morning worship, day with host families, after evening worship travel to Carlisle

 

April 18 (Monday): Travel to Oxford, CS Lewis Church and Oxford University

 

April 19 (Tuesday): Depart London, arrive Sea-Tac airport at 5:45 p.m.

April 5, 2016

Students Perform “Tartuffe” March 17 &18

Plan to be entertained by the Covenant High School drama students when they perform the French comedy, Tartuffe, on March 17 and 18 at 7:30 PM. Tickets: Adults $4, Students $2, children under 12 free

March 3, 2016

Compass: March – April 2016

Covenant Compass

March – April 2016

 

Great Britain Tour meeting Tuesday, March 1

There is a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. for all students going on the Great Britain tour and at least one of their parents or guardians. Afterwards, chaperons will meet with Mr. Hannula for additional information and a time of prayer for the tour.

 

In-Service Day

Friday, March 4th – school dismisses at 11:00 a.m. for teacher in-service.

 

Talent Show!

All current CHS students are invited to the CHS dinner and talent show on Friday night, March 4th. Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $5.00, but increases to $6.00 after Wednesday, March 2nd

This event is sponsored by student council.

 

Drama Production

The 2016 Covenant High School play under the direction of Mrs. St. John is Tartuffe. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. on March 17th and 18th.

 

Please note the following dates:

Good Friday, March 25, half day

Spring Vacation, April 4 – April 8

 

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 $250 registration fee by that date. The fee for registering after March 21st is $300. Re-register soon!

 

Vocation Shadowing Day, April 29

Friday, April 29th, is Vocation Shadowing Day. There will not be school on that day; instead students will arrange to observe someone who works in a field of interest to them. Students will spend 4 – 6 hours getting an inside look at a vocation. We encourage students not to shadow their parents at their workplace but take the opportunity to take a first-hand look at the career of someone outside their immediate family. Students should arrange the observation with plenty of lead time. Materials and more information will be distributed to students in early March.

 

Progress Reports

Mid-semester progress reports will be issued on April 1st.

 

Art and Choir Notes

The Spring Concert and Art Show will be held Friday, May 13th.

March 1, 2016

Colbert National Merit Finalist

Congratulations to Trent Colbert who won the college board’s highest honor when he was selected as a National Merit Finalist. Trent’s PSAT and SAT scores, his GPA and the rigor of his high school courses, ranked him in the top 1% of college-bound seniors in the nation. Well done, Trent!

February 12, 2016

Compass: February – March 2016

International Party and Potluck, Friday evening, February 5th

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 15th – No School

 

2016 Great Britain/France – final payment due Friday, February 26th

Non-refundable Payment Schedule: Total $3,000

October 9                           $1,000

December 11                    $1,000

 February 26                    $1,000

 

Great Britain Tour meeting Tuesday, March 1

There is a mandatory meeting for all students going on the Great Britain tour and at least one of their parents or guardians. Afterwards, chaperons will meet with Mr. Hannula for additional information and a time of prayer for the tour.

New Student Registration for 2016-2017

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 late February.

The admission test for new students is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10th 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.

 

Drama Production

The 2016 Covenant High School play under the direction of Mrs. St. John is Tartuffe. Rehearsals are Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:15 – 4:30 p.m. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. on March 17th and 18th.

 

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, 2016

Congratulations to Trent Colbert!

Trent Colbert has been declared by the College Board a National Merit Semi-Finalist. National Merit Semi-Finalists finish in the top 1% of nation on the PSAT exam and excel in all of their academic courses. Congratulations Trent!

November 5, 2015