Greetings and welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! No matter what role we play in the education of children, or whether we are the student receiving an education, the start of each new school year comes with high hopes. High hopes and possibilities become realities when each person involved in the process recognizes that they play a significant role in the outcome; and, most importantly, when students recognize that they play a critical role in the outcome. Our attitudes, values, work ethic, and willingness to help each other, determine our failures and our successes. Many people judge academic performance by marks alone. Certainly, reality dictates that marks have an impact on our lives and our choices as we progress through school; but, focusing on learning is what school is truly about and this means putting learning front and center in our lives, being constantly mindful, and choosing to give each school day and its opportunities both meaning and value.
A school handbook with pertinent information is provided to assist students, parents, and staff to know and understand the expectations and policies of Bonnyville Centralized High School, Northern Lights School Division and Alberta Education - all organizations dedicated to making student learning and success a priority. It is full of expectations, however each of those expectations are designed to make the school community the best, safest, most comfortable and positive it can be for everyone here. Every rule in our handbook can easily be followed by simply adhering to the basic principles of honesty, respect, empathy, compassion, tolerance and understanding.
To the students of BCHS we say, “Come inside the school and make your friends, parents, support staff, teachers AND administration, partners in a rewarding and fulfilling journey - creating pathways to success and linking learning to life in all that you do! We're truly happy you're here with us to share the journey and BCHS we don't want students simply to attend to school -- we want them to BELONG!
Best wishes to each of you!
Mr. Corey Baker