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Chesley District High School
Home of the Cougars!
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Message from the Principal:

ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST:   On Thursday, March 27, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test will be written by Grade 10 students, and those students who were previously not successful in writing the test.  The test will begin at 9:00 am and those writing have been informed of all the details surrounding the test.  It is extremely important that these students attend and attempt the test.    The CDHS Literacy Team has been working extremely hard to support students with the OSSLT.   Many students have been participating in our After-School Literacy program.

All regular classes and programs normally taking place for students - Gr. 9 - 12 - will continue to take place tomorrow.
Chesley District High School is a Great Place To Be!
It's hard to believe that it has now been a year since I returned to Chesley District High School as Principal.  Chesley District is truly a wonderful school, providing an excellent education within a truly caring, safe and secure environment.  There is definitely something for everyone at CDHS!  In the upcoming weeks I hope to highlite the opportunities at CDHS.  You will be surprised at what you find!

Semester 1 Interim Reports / Parent-Teacher Interview Night :
Semester 1 Interim reports will be sent home with students on Monday, March 31.  These informal reports provide an early indication of student progress in courses, in advance of the formal mid-semester reports which will be distributed later in April.   Along with the interim reports comes an opportunity to book an appointment to speak to teachers at our Parent -Teacher Interview Night, scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd,running  from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  Parents or Guardians wishing to book an interview time are asked to call the school (519-363-2344) on Tuesday, April 1.

Campbell's Labels for Education:
Starting second semester, we are getting involved in a free program called Campbell's Labels for Education™.  It is a school support program whereby we collect labels from Campbell product labels and redeem them for educational resources ranging from sports equipment and musical instruments to video equipment and computers.  
The following products are eligible:
CAMPBELL'S® condensed soup, CHUNKY® soup or chili, Ready to Serve soup, HABITANT® soup, - SAVE: full label (UPC and front panel)
CAMPBELL'S® GARDENNAY®, Créations soup, V8® SOUP, Easy Cooking Sauce, Ready to Use broth, PACE® salsa, GOLDFISH® crackers,  - SAVE: UPC
V8® vegetable cocktail - cans SAVE: crushed cans; bottles SAVE: labels; boxes SAVE: UPC
V8® V-FUSION® beverage, SPLASH® beverage - SAVE: cap
We would ask that you send your labels, caps, lids, etc. along with your son/daughter at any time to be deposited in the marked container in the Resource Centre.  
Thanks for your help in this project.

 For more information, please see:

Chesley District Community School Update
The excitement continues to build as we move forward toward the opening of the new Chesley District Community School in September 2014.  Committees have been working very hard to establish the identity of our new school.   School colours will be YELLOW and BLUE, with black and white used as accent colours.  Our mascot will be the Cougars and the Cubs.!   Suggestions, ideas or designs as to lettering, mascot, cresting or logos are urgently needed.  Paper or electronic submissions can be directed to Mr. Ahrens, or dropped off in the main office.

School Community Council
The next meeting of the CDHS School Community Council will be held on Tuesday, February 11th.  The CDHS School Council will begin at 5:30 pm.  At 6:30 we are pleased to be joined by the Kinghurst Community School SCC for the second combined SCC meeting.  We will soon be one group as the Chesley District Community School  SCC.

For more information please contact SCC Co-chairs, Sherry Richards or Kirstin Hastings!

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Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Tuesday October 8th, 2013 - 5:30pm
Tuesday November 12th, 2013 - 5:30pm
Tuesday December 10th, 2013 - 5:30pm
Tuesday January 14th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Tuesday February 11th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Tuesday April 8th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Tuesday May 13th, 2014 - 5:30pm
Tuesday June 10th, 2014 - 5:30pm

Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm.  Please call the school to confirm dates and times if unsure!

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Chesley District Community School, opens it’s doors as a Kindergarten to grade 12 school in September, 2014.  The School Community Councils of Chesley District High School and Kinghurst Community School, wish to invite parents and guardians to visit Walkerton District Community School to see how a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school looks, sounds and works.  A day of tours of Walkerton District Community School has been arranged for Thursday, April 10.   Bus transportation from Chesley will be provided free of charge or parents and guardians are welcome to provide their own transportation.   -  The morning tour will see a bus leave Chesley District High School at 9:30 am, the tour begin at WDCS at 10:00 am, and return for Chesley at noon.
  -   The evening tour will see a bus leave Chesley District at 6:30 pm, begin the tour at 7:00 pm at WDCS and return to Chesley by 9:00 pm. 
There is no cost for the tours or for bus transportation; however, parents and guardians wishing to book a seat on the bus need to call Chesley District High School 519-363-2344 by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, April 8.

On behalf of the Chesley District and Kinghurst Community School Councils, we encourage you to attend and learn more about what Chesley District Community School will look like next year!

Course Options

It's that time of year again!  Time to select courses for next year.  It is very important that students select their courses properly because that affects the programming of the school next year.  Please see the attached Course Calendar to read all about the courses being offered at Chesley District Community School next year.  Classes will be completing online options the week before March Break.  Please speak to Mrs. Boys with any questions.

Community Education

Please see the attached Community Education Brochure from BWDSB.

Chesley Community Classic

The Chesley Community Classic is back! This year we are introducing a 1K fun run, a 10K run, and chip timing to go along with the traditional 5K walk/run! Funds raised this year are going toward the new soccer field and track project!!! This year's Chesley Community Classic will take place on Sunday May 25, 2014 at the Chesley Community Centre.  To Register for the Chesley Community Class, click here.  And check us out on facebook

Grade 8 Night

Grade 8 Information Night was held on Thursday February 6.  Please see the attached presentation for information that was presented to parents while students enjoyed some typical CDHS Activities.  (Apologies as some of the formatting was lost while trying to get the presentation to a manageable size for web viewing)

Arran-Elderslie Soccer Field and Track

For information about the new Arran-Elderslie Soccer Field and Track Project, check out the facebook page:  Arran-Elderslie Soccer Field and Track Committee and the event for the meeting that occurred on Mon Feb 10:  Pitch for the Pitch.      

School-Bus Cancellation Website

The Student Transportation Service Consortium of Grey-Bruce is pleased to announce that school bus cancellations, school closures and school event notifications are now publicly available on-line. A link to the cancellations website can easily be found on the Consortium website at (follow the link named “Bus Cancellation Website”). Cancellations for our school will appear on the page named "Zone 01 Chesley, Tara & Desboro"  If you would like to automatically receive an email each time a new posting is made just press the “Follow” button at the bottom of the screen and enter your email address. You can also follow on Twitter and RSS.

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Rationale:  Chesley District High School is a community of learners. It includes young people and adults who together share the responsibility for setting and reaching educational goals while at the same time working together as caring, respectful, and contributing members of society. As well, parents are partners in the education of their children and have an important role to play in the development of an effective school environment.

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