"The students and staff of Sir Robert Borden High School are a community of learners dedicated to creating an environment in which learning and growing for both staff and students is highly valued."
Semester 1 has ended and everyone made it through the exam period without a “bad weather” day. Thanks to School Council, KEYClub, Student Council and the Student Success Team for the granola bars and juice boxes that were available every morning before exams. Students appreciated the snacks which hopefully helped with their thinking process during exams. To help alleviate those pre-exam jitters, Ms. Lillico brought in her black Labrador Retriever, called Blue. The dog loved all the attention as many students stopped to pat him, before heading off to their exam.
On Thursday, February 13th, all report cards were distributed to students at the end of the day; please call the Main Office if you did not receive one. For semester 2, should your student require additional assistance to support his/her learning, please consider the following:
· MOB (Math Opportunities at Borden) is everyday after school Monday to Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm in room 241. Teachers and students are there to help with any grade or level of math.
· Homework help is available at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Student Success room 201. Ms. Leahy is there to help.
Semester 2 started with Grade Assemblies in which students were reminded of all the ways to be a successful student at SRB - from attending classes on time, to following the dress code, to seeking help from a study buddy or a teacher, to not plagiarizing on assignments. Course contracts were also distributed and Guidance staff reviewed essential information about selecting courses and the online registration process. Thank you to the parents who came to our Course Contract and OSSLT Information Evening on Tuesday, February 4th. We hope that you had the opportunity to ask questions and receive valuable information.
Semester 2 Progress Reports will be issued the week of March 10th. Included will be a form for parents or guardians to book a Parent/Teacher interview for Thursday, March 27th.
Requests made by parents or students to leave before the end of the school year cannot be approved. Evaluations of student achievement require that all student remain in classes until the course is completed and that includes the completion of all summative evaluations according to the schedule established by SRB and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. Summatives are scheduled by classroom teachers before exams begin. Semester 2 exams will run from June 19th to 24th, 2014. We thank you for honouring these time periods.
For our graduating students, I encourage you to work hard during your last semester at SRB. By now, your College and/or University applications have been submitted and the school has sent in semester 1 final marks to OUAC and OCAS. I encourage you to continue to attend your classes and complete all assignments as many of those early offers of admissions will be dependent on maintaining your grades. We are fortunate to have caring staff who offer considerable support to ensure that all students can achieve academic success. Enjoy being at this great school with your friends participating in all the various school activities.
Thank you to all students and their families for their continued support of SRB.
Principal @ SRB