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Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy (Revised):

Cell phones and electronic recordable devices are not to be used within the school. Before entering the building, all cell phones and electronic devices are to be powered down and put in backpacks, lockers or out of view and shall not be accessible to students.

If staff members see any of these items, they will take it from the student and pass it in to the office for safekeeping. A parent/guardian must come to pick up the device. It is the student's responsibility to inform you of this infraction.

Shoud misuse continue to subsequent offences, the issue will be dealt with as a discipline matter.

Thank you for your co-operation.

School Administration

Standards of Dress

Students are required to dress in a dignified and appropriate manner. In general, clothing must be modest.

  • hiking or walking shorts are allowed
  • skirts or shorts must be at least mid-thigh in length
  • t-shirts and blouses must provide adequate coverage
  • low rider jeans must be appropriate in rise
  • undergarments must be worn at all times

Not Allowed

  • tube tops, tank tops, spaghetti-straps, mini skirts, PJ pants
  • clothing that implies or suggests violence
  • clothing with obscene language or pictures
  • caps and hats are not permitted in classrooms

Please Note that Memorial High School Strives to be Scent and Nut Free.

Peanut Free

Family of Schools Public Information Sessions

Family of Schools Public Information Sessions

Looking Inward

FAMILY OF SCHOOL        LOCATION OF MEETING                        DATE             TIME

Victoria South                   Baddeck Academy             November 16, 2014            7:00 PM

New Waterford                  Breton Education C.          November 19, 2014            7:00 PM

Northside                         Memorial High                  November 23, 2014            7:00 PM

Riverview                         Riverview                         November 26, 2014            7:00 PM

Victoria North                  Cabot                               November 27, 2014            5:30 PM

Glace Bay                        Glace Bay High                  November 30, 2014           7:00 PM

Sydney                            Sydney Academy               December 1, 2014              7:00 PM

Parents, guardians, educational partners and interested citizens are invited to make input in response to the proposals for each Family of Schools generated from the Looking Inward process. A brief presentation from the study committee will precede the public input.

 

Documents regarding the proposals can be found on the Boards website - www.cbv.ns.ca

 (Looking Inward Tab)

Options and Opportunities (O2)

Options and Opportunities (O2) 

O2 is a new program being offered at Memorial Composite High.

Options and Opportunities is ideally suited for students who do not flourish in traditional classroom settings and are looking for a more hands on, career oriented approach to education. Our class size is small – no more than 20 – and our goal is to help students start out on a self-guided career path which they can pursue through the rest of their high school experience and give their post-secondary education some direction.

O2  can connect students to a career, help them to select the proper courses to follow that career path, and assist them in gaining work experience and certifications in the process. Students will learn about workplace safety, resume and portfolio building, job/ career shadowing, different professions from working professionals, as well as field trips and hands on instruction.

When students complete O2 in 2017, they will have a Nova Scotia Community College seat in the program of their choice held for them.

O2 is recognized by most major industries including hospitality, tourism, all trades and many more. If you are interested, and would like more information, please contact

 Jeff Matheson

mathejeff@staff.ednet.ns.ca

Parent Portal
Parent Portal
There is now a Parent Portal available to parents who wish to check on the attendance and marks of their student(s). It is available here. This can be set up by contacting Charmaine Cox through her email (charmainecox@staff.ednet.ns.ca)
Vocational Programs

MCHS-Vocational

Nova Scotia International Student Program.
Nova Scotia International Student Program (click for flyer)

If you or someone you know would be interested in taking part in the NSISP by hosting an international student, please contact Tammy Sampson at 577-0349. Host families are expected to treat their student like one of the family. All families and students receive a handbook of guidelines for a successful homestay experience. Families are encouraged to become Nova Scotia ambassadors by providing opportunities for tours of the local area, shopping trips, cultural experiences, and sports and recreational activities. The families are provided with a monthly stipend to compensate for the student’s basic accommodations.
S- Trips
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Please be advised that Memorial High School is not affiliated with S-Trips.
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Looking Inward
Looking Inward Newsletter

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board continues to meet its community consultation commitments as it gathers input needed to better decide on the future of facilities within its jurisdiction. Theses efforts are the result of the school board’s strategic plan released in 2012 and planning document Looking Inward: a Planning Framework for long-term facility provision and system sustainability in a time of changing demographics (2013). Please refer to the right hand column, as we are pleased to share our next steps and provide a brief summary of completed efforts and outcomes

Please visit the link below to participate in a survey regarding grade level configuration:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GK2BYWF


We value and appreciate your input.


For More Information:

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
275 George Street
Sydney, Nova Scotia
B1P1J7
Attn: Michelle MacLeod

Email: lookinginward@cbvrsb.ca
Facebook: Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board
Twitter: @CBVRSB


Upcoming:

September – November

• Focus group sessions
• Public consultation sessions
• Surveys

Completed

10 community information sessions
• Briefings for Principals
• Cape Breton Regional Municipality briefing
• Briefing with the unions
• News Conference
• Ongoing School Board briefings
• Created online communities using Facebook and Twitter

Outcomes

Additional scenarios were added to our list of 27
• Open and honest discussions in our communities
• Increased sharing of information and regular communication




Transcript Requests
Official transcripts are only available in person from the Memorial Composite High School Office.
There is a transcript request form available which much be filled out and signed to process the request.
We cannot process transcript requests made by phone or email.
There is a $5.00 charge for all transcripts.

Transcript Request Contact

 

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The Coast 89.7 Student Radio Show
The Coast 89.7 FM is starting a student based radio program expected to air weekly. The show would focus on issues, news, sports, and other ongoing activities that affect the lives of students directly outside and inside of schools. This would be great for practicing speech, writing and communication skills. It would also be a great way for you to publish and promote your school and activities.
Parents As Career Coaches

Parents are the single greatest influence on their child's education and career decisions.

  • engage in productive career discussions with your teenager
  • better understand today's labour market and the skills today's youth need to succeed
  • access career websites and other resources to explore education and work options
  • help your child develop their resume and connect them with valuable work experience