School News

2017

Parent Council

Here is the parent council executive for the 2017-18 year: Chairperson - Stacey Tharle Vice-Chairperson - Donna Bertschy Secretary– Wendy Gateman Treasurer– Geri Budd Community Member– Kim Sansome Teacher Rep.– Kim Wouters  

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Parents please book your interviews online for our upcoming interviews October 18th & 19th 4:00-7:00 pm. Here is the web address for online booking. Instructions for booking interviews.

Get the Rockband Rocking with Foreigner!

Our CCHS Rockband is in a contest on CJOC to play with Foreigner.  Everyone please vote for our school band on cjocfm.com.  We are entry #3 and the deadline to get your vote in is October 5th.Vote now!!

$70,000 TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

Twenty TD Scholarships for Community Leadership are awarded to students in their last year of high school (outside Quebec) or CEGEP (in Quebec) who have demonstrated leadership in improving their community. Each scholarship has a value of up to $70,000…

Learn & Earn Scholarship Program - Due Sept. 30, 2017

Learn & Earn is a 10-month matched savings program helping youth learn how to save, plan for their future career, and get enrolled in post-secondary education or trades programs. Successful recipients will develop a mentoring relationship with branch…

Post-Secondary Fair in Lethbridge

Jostens Rings

Grade 12's come out Thursday, September 21 to order your Jostens grad ring.

2017 Maclean's University Rankings

Having trouble picking a college or university to attend? Check out Maclean's annual university rankings of which universities offer the best programs, sports programs, etc.  http://www.macleans.ca/education/unirankings/university-rankings-2017/

Sr. JV Volleyball

Come on out & cheer on our Sr. JV Girls & Boys this weekend September 15 & 16th.  First game starts Friday @ 1:00 pm in the CRC. You can find the tournament schedule here http://countycentral.ca/download/82708 GO HAWKS!

Welcome Back Breakfast!

Parent Council will be hosting a continental breakfast Friday, September 15th 8-8:30 am in the CRC. Parents & students please come join the staff of CCHS and meet our new Principal Mr. Marty Leach.

PICTURE DAY!

Lifetouch photography will be at County Central High School for school photos on Monday, September 11th.

Post-Secondary Open Houses

POST-SECONDARY OPEN HOUSES SCHOOL DATE and TIME WHERE SAIT October 27 & 28 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Irene Lewis Atrium NAIT Oct. 13 & 14 Main Campus U of A October 21 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Butterdome U of C September 30 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. MacEwan Hall Register at…

$1000 Scholarship

To the best of your ability, complete a 800 - 1,200 word article discussing how online learning is changing the traditional educational model of learning and what the future of education might look like.Some of the questions you can try to answer are:…

$10,000 Scholarship

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship Program - Receive up to $10,000 for post-secondary studies (85 scholarships to be awarded across Canada) Qualifications: - Be graduating high school with plans to go to post-secondary next fall - Demonstrate critical…

Health Academy, August 8-11, Lethbridge

CAREERS: The Next Generation has partnered with Alberta Health Services, Lethbridge College, the University of Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat College to offer a four-day interactive, educational and unique summer camp opportunity for students interested…

Two $1000 Vulcan County Agricultural Services Bursaries still up for grabs

Vulcan County Agricultural Services Bursary OBJECTIVE: To encourage Vulcan County high school students to choose a career in agricultural or environmental sciences, and to financially assist them while attending an agricultural or agricultural science…

Axia $1000 Scholarship

Graduating students can earn the chance to win a $1000 contribution to their future. Enter The Future Starts Now Scholarship competition at: axia.com/scholarship and tell them, "How you think technology will effect your big plans for the future?" Submissions…

June Exam Schedule

June 2017 Exam Schedule  

Gr. 12 Intro to Banking

Monday, June 5th Grade 12 students please come out and join the ATB for lunch & learn some banking tips. You could even win a Blue Tooth Speaker!

CANADA 150

Wear Red to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!

STAR TREK TOURNAMENTS

Please join CCHS athletes May 5 & 6 for their annual Star Trek Baseball, Slo-Pitch & Rugby tournaments. You can find tournament schedules here: http://countycentral.ca/about/documents#category/686 GO HAWKS!!

Education Announcement

Please find attached a letter from Education Minister Eggen regarding announcement of legislation to reduce school fees. The URL is http://www.pallisersd.ab.ca/download/96784  On the division website we added information about the existing Palliser…

John Wark Basketball

CCHS Annual John Wark Basketball Tournament is happening Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11th. Come out and cheer on our teams. Game Schedule Go HAWKS!!

2016

Christmas Dinner

Thank you Parent Council, parents, staff and community members for organizing County Central High School’s 11th Annual Christmas Dinner. Students, staff and special guests were extremely appreciative of the delicious dinner that was served.    

CCHS Food Bank Donations

Way to go Hawks!! Please check out the Vulcan Advocate news story on the donation staff and students made to the Vulcan County Food Bank. Article

Homestay Family

Palliser Regional Schools is looking for homestay families in southern Alberta for our International Student Program, to provide our students opportunities to deepen their appreciation for and understanding of other cultures. One of the great benefits…

Monster VB 2016

Come out and cheer on our teams during the annual Monster Smash Volleyball tournament. You can find a schedule of games here. Monster Smash 2016 GO HAWKS GO!!

CSLC 2016

County Central High students pose for school photo in Edmunston, NB.

Sr. JV VB Tournament

Come out and cheer on our Sr. High JV teams as they host their annual JV tournament September 16 & 17. You can find a schedule of games here: http://countycentral.ca/download/82708 Go Hawks!!

Supply Lists

You can find County Central Student supply lists under documents http://countycentral.ca/about/documents#category/66 then supply list. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 6th. CCHS Staff

GRAD 2016

Congratulations class of 2016 the "World Awaits"

Axia Scholarship Available

Axia is awarding one Grade 12 student from our school with a scholarship valued at up to $2500. Click on this link to find out more information including how you can apply!!  All entries must be submitted to communications@axia.com before June 22nd…

BreAnn Wyatt off to Spain as part of student exchange

  BreAnn Wyatt is off on her first visit to Spain but don’t expect the Palliser Regional Schools’ student to be lining up for many sight-seeing tours during her stay. The Grade 11 student from Vulcan’s Country Central High School (CCHS) will be…

County Central High School athletics gain exposure - vTV collaborates with Palliser school for live-stream viewing opportunity

  VULCAN - County Central High School is looking for greater exposure for its athletics program. The online television network, vTV, wishes to increase community content and engagement. The result is live stream coverage of the John Wark Memorial Basketball…

County Central Leadership Class Featured on "A Public Education"

Miss Thompson's Leadership class is being featured on the upcoming episode of "A Public Education".  We are very proud of the work these students have done to make a lasting impact on our school. Thanks for making a difference!!  Click here to watch…

Suicide Alertness Training

The Vulcan Suicide Prevention Steering Committee is hosting a suicide alertness training session to anyone in the community, ages 16+, who would like to learn about how to help someone who is feeling suicidal.  This training session will be held at…

Alexander Rutherford scholarship application now online

The new online application for Alexander Rutherford is now available. You can apply online through the Students Finance System (SFS) on the Student Aid Alberta website. To find out more about what you need to apply, visit:http://studentaid.alberta.ca/applying-for-funding/how-to-apply/…

Palliser Beyond Borders

Happy New Year to students, parents and Palliser colleagues. Palliser Beyond Borders have some new updates as they start the new year, wind down semester 1 and prepare for semester 2. Click here for more information.  

2015

Information Sessions about Palliser Beyond Borders

Thursday January 7th at County Central High School 5:30 - 6 pm general information session about courses and online learning for current or students inquiring about Palliser Beyond Borders 6 - 6:30 pm - parent and students can meet one on one with staff…

Kin Canada Bursary

$1000 Kin Canada Bursary - Harold Rogers Endowment Fund. Eligibility:  Canadian citizen, plan to register as a full-time student in the fall of 2016, high ideals and qualities of citizenship. DUE: Feb. 1, 2016 Visit: http://www.kincanada.ca/bourses-kin-canada?na=110…

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

WHAT: Terry Fox Humanitarian Award WHO: Grade 12 students involved in humanitarian work with a satisfactory academic standing. HOW MUCH: $7,000 per year DUE: Feb. 1, 2016 VISIT: http://www.terryfoxawards.ca/application_info.html

TD Scholarship

WHAT: TD Scholarship WHO: Students in Grade 12 who have demonstrated leadership in their community HOW MUCH: Up to $10,000 for tuition per year PLUS $7,500/year for living expenses DUE: Nov. 27, 2015 VISIT: http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/products-services/banking/student-life/scholarship-for-community-leadership/index.jsp

Haunted Hallway

Friday October 30th the student council is running a haunted hallway. It will be held in the Palliser meeting room, and classes will be called down when it's your turn. Also please remember to dress up in your Halloween costume! Be there or be scared!"

CSLC 2015

Four County Central students, along with Mrs. Wouters and Mrs. Povey, attended the Canadian Student Leadership Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from Sept. 21-26th. This amazing group excitedly represented their school, their district, and their province…

Palliser Beyond Borders

Dear Students and Parents: Welcome back to the 2015-16 academic year. Please note following information for students who are continuing with Palliser Beyond Borders or for students who are joining us this year: Registration for all Palliser Students…

Jr. Golf Club Championship Tournament

Junior Golf Club Championship Tournament on Friday, September 18 at 1:00 pm at the Vulcan Golf Course.  Ages 9-17 Please register at the Golf Course by phone or in person if you plan on participating.

Loran Scholarships valued up to $100,000

Up to 30 available Loran Awards and valued up to $100,000 over four years.  Loran Scholars may pursue studies at the following universities: U of A, UBC, U of C, Dalhousie, Guelph, King's, Laval, McGill, McMaster and so on.  Eligibility: 85% average,…

Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship

The $5,000 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship is for Gr. 12 students who demonstrate financial need. Other eligibility requirements include:  community involvement, perseverance and integrity, and minimum average of 65%.  Visit https://www.horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/…

Report paints picture of growing literacy culture Palliser publication shares timely info to prevent summer reading loss

Palliser Regional Schools is committed to reporting to its stakeholders information about the educational programs and services being offered to the students we serve. To that end, the Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools is pleased to present…

Hawk Talk 2K15

High school students in Leadership class held a school wide conference in order to get feedback about what the student body wants to STOP, KEEP and what NEW IDEAS they have to improve the school.  The leadership class gathered the results and they are…

The CCHS Leadership Class Plants Flowers With Communities in Bloom.

On May 20th, the CCHS senior high leadership class joined the local Communities in Bloom organization to plant flowers by the welcome signs at the main entrance to town.  Thanks to Communities in Bloom for providing us the opportunity to give back to…

Palliser Regional Schools Invites You to Continue A Community Conversation

The Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools invites you to an afternoon of conversation about school success, building on the ideas stakeholders from across our division raised at “A Community Conversation” in 2012. At that unprecedented meeting…

Superintendent's Message

Collaboration is a powerful thing.    As you know, on Monday, April 20th, students had a day off from school so our teachers and administrative assistants could attend a professional development day. For many parents, the mention of “PD” sparks…

County Central Art Students are the Artists of the Month at Vulcan County Office

County Central High School art students are the featured artists of the month for Vulcan County.  Go on in and check out the amazing talents that our students are displaying for the month of May.  

Spirit Week

Miss Thompson's leadership class will be holding a spirit week this week.  Show your school spirit by dressing up for each of the following days: Monday, May 4: Jersey Day Tuesday, May 5: Twin Day Wednesday, May 6:Pink Day Thursday, May 7: 80's Day

Sgt. Tom's Top 5 Online Safety Tips

This is a summary of the top 5 safety tips that Sgt. Tom Rich shared at our STOPIT rally.  Check them out.  

The Grey Cup Comes to CCHS

Some of the Calgary Stampeders, and the Grey Cup, came to CCHS and spoke to our students.  They shared some stories and allowed us to pose with them and the Cup.  Thanks to Jack Fulton for organizing it.   Check out the pictures from Mason Dodds and…

Jr. High Students Attend Leadership Conference

On April 23, several students from our junior high leadership team attended the student leadership conference at Wilson Middle School.  Check out the video from Global News where some of our students can be seen taking part in the conference.   Click…

Our School In The News... StopIt App Launch Begins

Here is the CTV coverage of the launch of our STOP!T app. 

Vulcan Community Meeting - Monday, April 20th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm in the CRC - County Central High School

In collaboration with several community partners, including Palliser Regional Schools, a decision was made to hold a community forum at the CRC commencing at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Monday, April 20th.   This community meeting, for PARENT/GUARDIANs only, has…

STOP!T App and Student Rally Coming to CCHS To Help Stop Cyberbullying

We are excited to announce that our school has enrolled with STOPit! This innovative new program promotes positive school culture, teaches our community about online safety, and provides all students with free access to the STOPit mobile app. Your child…

Battle of the Hawks

On Thursday, April 2 "Battle of the Hawks - Mission Possible" begins.  All students are expected to participate and we encourage everyone to wear their Hawks shirts.  Every participant earns Hawk points.  The winning Hawk group will receive a prize…

Senior High Girls Head to "World of Choices"

Do you know what it takes to get the career of your dreams? Meet successful women who have been there and can tell you how! On Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Foothills Centennial Center in Okotoks, 16 of our high school girls will celebrate the World…

Drama Production - "A Pirate's Life for Me"

The CCHS Drama Club presents "A Pirate's Life for Me". Show times are March 26th and March 27th @ 7:00 pm.  Dessert served at intermission. Tickets: $7 advance, $10 at the door.     The Dinner Theatre (in conjunction with Parent Council) will be @…

Palliser Beyond Borders Offers Online Learning Summer 2015

  Need 5 credits? Need to upgrade your marks? Want to take courses in the summer so you have the prerequisites for your fall registration at your school? Need to prepare for the World of work? Perhaps summer school is the thing for you then.  Click…

Palliser's Student Leadership Conference

Palliser Regional Schools is hosting its inaugural Student Leadership Conference, to be held at the Abundant Life Church in Calgary on March 20.  The keynote speaker is Mr. Sheldon Kennedy, former NHLer, who will be sharing his story about his struggles…

Singing Workshop Being Offered by Tamara Beatty - Voice Coach Consultant on NBC's "The Voice".

Tamara Beatty, a former student of CCHS, is hosting a singing workshop for any singers (solo, choir singers, singer/songwriters, & shower singers) who would like to improve their singing performance.  Among Tamara's many accomplishments, she is most…

Regional Stakeholder Meetings with the Board

Please join the Palliser Board of Trustees for an evening of information sharing. Palliser Regional Schools Board of Trustees and Central Office administration invite you to learn more about our division. Incorporated in 1995, Palliser has changed a…

Important Information From Health Services re: Measles

Here is a letter from Alberta Health Services of which everyone should be aware in regards to measles. (This information was also included in our February newsletter.)      

Parent Council’s Fundraising Society, “Friends of CCHS” is Putting on a Raffle

CCHS Parent Council’s Fundraising Society, “Friends of CCHS” is putting on a raffle this year as their annual fundraiser to support school programs.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from the school office or via this website: http://jodiegateman.wix.com/cchs-raffle.…

2014

Solar Park Design Winners Announced

In October 2014, CCHS students were challenged with the task of submitting design entries for Vulcan's upcoming Solar Park.  This  joint venture by Lethbridge College, the Town of Vulcan, and CCHS challenged students to apply their understanding of…

CCHS Band Hosts Annual Christmas Concert

On Thursday, December 18, 2014, CCHS hosted its annual band concert.  The event was kicked off by the Rock Band who were the prelude to the concert.  The first band to perform was the Junior Concert Band, the Senior Concert Band (as pictured below),…

County Central Student's Artwork Featured on Palliser's Christmas Card

County Central High School student Chesley Baptiste was honored by having her artwork featured on Palliser's Christmas card for 2014.  Click here to go to Palliser's story and video about this exciting event.    

Holiday Travel Letter for Parents

Please see the attached letter from Alberta Health Services regarding holiday travel.

Santa Comes to CCHS

Santa and his helpers arrived to CCHS today as part of our student council's Christmas activities.  Be on the look out for Snowman floats, a fun carnaval, and candy cane sales all coming up.

Miss Seaman Receives Athletic Director Certification

Congratulation to Miss Seaman for achieving her certificate showing she has achieved her Canadian Athletic Director Certification.  Way to go, Miss Seaman!  We are proud of you!

Richardson Pioneer Gives $15000 to our Take A Seat Campaign

Richardson Pioneer graciously donated a generous $15,000 to our Take A Seat Campaign.  This helps put us closer to our target!   Thanks Richardson Pioneer!

Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

The 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards program is now open and accepting nominations for outstanding teachers and principals.  These annual awards, now in the 27th year, provide Albertans with an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many contributions…

Literacy Information and Supports

Very soon, parent letters will be going home with those students in grades 7-10 who have been tested with our Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) reading assessment. These letters will be informing parents about which grade level their child is currently reading…

CCHS Students Take Silver Medal in Annual Cardboard Boat Race Competition

Our CCHS team (Lyndsey Pearson, Amy Brandley, Ryan Maisey & Logan Nelson) won silver in the annual Cardboard Boat Race, hosted by Career Transitions.  Way to go Hawks!!

Community Helpers Workshop

After a nomination process by CCHS students, roughly 30 students were identified by their peers as being an especially helpful, caring and supportive member of the school.  We know that being a helper isn't always easy, however, and even with the best…

Annual Terry Fox Run in Honour of Erin Hyslip

Last year, we ran our annual Terry Fox run as Team Erin to support CCHS alumnus Erin Hyslip with her fight with cancer.  This year, we sadly ran in her memory as she unfortunately lost her battle with this horrible disease this summer. While Erin's…

Students Off To National Leadership Conference

Four grade twelve students (Kasselle, Clarissa, Ryan, & Garrett), along with Mrs. Wouters & Mrs. Povey, are off to the Canadian Student Leadership Conference being held in Kelowna from September 23rd-28th.

Fred Fox Visits CCHS

Fred Fox was in the CCHS house on Friday, September 19th, inspiring us to take up where his brother Terry left off. We will be running in memory of Erin Hyslip this year (on Friday, September 26th) and keeping her and Terry in our hearts as we do so!

Grad 2014

County Central High School would like to wish congratulations to the grads of 2014.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavours and thank you all for all you've done for CCHS over the years!!   http://www.vulcanadvocate.com/2014/06/28/county-central-class-of-2014

"A Public Education"

During our recent Gr. 8/9 health conference held on March 12, 2014 Erv Fehr from Shaw TV joined our school for the day.  Erv filmed many events and interviewed staff and students.  The story is now ready to air on Global Lethbridge Saturday, March…

Gold Medal

Congratulations to Grace Coffey, Jelena Dumka, Jared Palanuik, Spencer Schneider and coach Mike Inaba on winning gold at the Southern Alberta Curling Association tournament.

Take a Seat!

The "Take a Seat" campaign enables you to celebrate your family name, honour a loved one or simply show your support for your ongoing improvement of community facilities. Click here for our seat order form.

2013

Palliser Bus App

Palliser’s free bus status app now available The arrival of winter weather inevitably brings cold, snowy mornings that leave many Palliser families wondering whether school buses are running late or running at all. Keeping tabs on the school buses…