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