Compass: October – November 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.