Congratulations to our CHS writers -they won half of all the high school writing awards in the Pierce County Library Writing Contest, competing against students from the 30+ high schools in the county.
Allyson Chiou 1st and Nathan Lawty 3rd in 9th-10th poetry.
Rachel Quick 3rd in 11th-12th poetry
Angie Le 1st in 9th and 10th Short Story
Philip Darby 1st and Will Lewellen 3rd in 11th-12th Short StoryMay 2, 2016
For regular updates on our Great Britain & France tour, please see our Facebook page, where we hope to post pictures and updates daily:
(You should be able to view these pictures and posts even if you do not have a Facebook account yourself.)
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.
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):
April 13 (Wednesday): Tour Durham cathedral, then to Edinburgh
April 14 (Thursday): Tour Reformation and Covenanter sites, Edinburgh Castle, Free time
April 15 (Friday)
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
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 freeMarch 3, 2016
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.
Friday, March 4th – school dismisses at 11:00 a.m. for teacher in-service.
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.
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
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.
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
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