High School Approaches!

It’s only February and we know that our grade 9 students are already thinking about their upcoming High School Adventures. For those parents who are new to this transition into Spruce Grove Composite High School (and as a reminder to those who’ve been through it before) we wanted to take a moment to let you know of the process in place.

If your child is transitioning to a high school other than SGCHS, please do not hesitate to contact our administration to discuss this process and the supports in place for those transitions.

A visit from Admin

The first step in this transition to Spruce Grove Composite High School is a visit from the administrators and grade level coordinators to meet with our students and discuss what high school looks like, expectations, and to answer questions for our students. While this meeting was originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 21st it unfortunately had to be rescheduled for Tuesday, February 27th in the morning. Students will be provided with Course Selection forms at that time.

Spruce Grove Composite High School Open House – March 1st, 2018 

Students and parents are encouraged to attend the High School Open House on March 1st from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This provides a great opportunity to learn about the CTF Courses, meet teachers and administrators and to see the school.

Course Recommendations from Woodhaven Teachers

Your child’s core subject area teachers (Math, Science, Social and Language Arts) will provide a recommendation for course placement for your child for grade 10. This recommendation will be provided with your child’s term 2 report card, which will be available on your child’s Powerschool account on Friday, March 16th. These recommendations will also be indicated on your child’s course placement form.

If you have questions about your child’s recommended placement, you are encouraged to come with your child to attend our upcoming Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews on Tuesday, March 20th or Wednesday March 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Information and bookings for these evenings will be provided in the weeks to come. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact your child’s teacher at any time to arrange a meeting to discuss the teacher’s recommendations for your child. We truly want to work with students and families to set up our students for success in their grade 10 year.

Online Course Registration 

In early to mid April high school staff will return to Woodhaven to support our students to complete their online registration for the 2018-19 school year. As this date is confirmed we will provide it to our parents.

One More Chance

While we strongly encourage all parents and students to attend the Open House on March 1st, for those  who are unable to attend the Open House  there will be an additional evening scheduled which will provide an opportunity to meet some high school staff in late April. As the details of this evening come available we will communicate them to our parents.

A Final Thought

The goal of Woodhaven and SGCHS staff is to provide a smooth and comfortable transition for all of our students. If there is anything else you or your child require to ensure this transition, please do not hesitate to contact the administration at either school.


Mr. S. Patras & the Gr 9 Teaching Team

About Shaye Patras

I am a husband and father of two fantastic girls. I currently work as the Principal of Woodhaven Middle School in Parkland School Division in Alberta, Canada. I am excited to be continuing my administrative career in this learning community!
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