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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

Compass: May – June 2016

Please note the following dates

  • Spring concert and art show, Friday, May 13
  • Commencement: Friday, May 27
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, no school

 

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 Wednesday, May 4; $5.00 after Wednesday.

 

Art and Choir Notes

You are invited to the Spring Concert and Art Show on 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.

 

SAT – College Admissions Testing

We encourage juniors who have not already done so to take the SAT college entrance exam on Saturday, June 4th and/or the ACT on June 11th. 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 June SAT test must be completed by May 5th. 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 6th at act.org.  Covenant High School’s code number for both tests is 481371.

 

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.

 

Speech Meet and Awards Assembly

Family and friends are welcome to attend our end-of-the-year speech meet, Tuesday, May 24th at 9:20 a.m., and the awards ceremony and senior recognition on Thursday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m.

 

End-of-the-Year Schedule Information

Seniors’ finals will be administered during regular class periods, May 23rd -26th.

Seniors’ last day: Friday, May 27th; seniors dismissed at 11:56.

 

Electives for the 2016-2017  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.

 

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  History            10  Biology         11  Spanish 3

9:30 – 11:00      9  English            10  Spanish 2     11  English

 Wednesday, June 8th – last day of school; students dismissed at 10:30 a.m.

 

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 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.

 

May 4, 2016

CHS students win half of all writing awards

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 Story

May 2, 2016

Regular Updates on the Great Britain & France Tour

For regular updates on our Great Britain & France tour, please see our Facebook page, where we hope to post pictures and updates daily:
https://www.facebook.com/covenanthigh/
(You should be able to view these pictures and posts even if you do not have a Facebook account yourself.)

April 5, 2016

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