Welcome Grade 9 Parents!
“Parents play a vital role in education. When
parents are engaged and involved everyone
— students, parents and families, teachers,
schools, and communities— benefits, and
our schools become increasingly rich and
positive places to teach, learn, and grow.”
Ontario Ministry of Education’s website
1455 Glen Abbey Gate
Oakville ON L6M 2G5
905-827-4101
aph.hdsb.ca
• Abbey Park High School is an
inclusive learning community
celebrating student growth
through the pursuit of excellence
and lifelong learning.
APHS Admin Team
Principal
• Maria McLellan [email protected] x2222
Vice-Principals
• Lucy Marion (Grades 9 & 11) [email protected]
x2224
• Todd Hotchkiss (Grades 10 &12) [email protected]
x 2223
Guidance Dept.
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Adam Richards (Grade 9 guidance counsellor)
Riley Watson (Clustered)
Bonnie Barron (SHSM)
Bonnie Barron, Linda Thompson and Tara Ashley
(Co-op)
• Randy Sumner (Special Ed.)
Sign in at Student Services, Ms. Wairton the
secretary will set up your appt.
Department Heads
Name/
Title
Subjects
Email
Ext
Terri Beckwith
Languages
[email protected]
2231
Wendy Shute
Phys. Ed. & Family Studies
[email protected]
2236
Kelly Judge
Arts & Canadian and World Studies
[email protected]
2229
Veronica Kleinsmith
Business/Technology
[email protected]
2235
John Maras
Student Services
[email protected]
2245
Tim O'Byrne
Science & Math
[email protected]
2238
Randy Sumner
Special Education
[email protected]
2241
Attendance
• Call the school if your child will be absent or late
905-827-4101 ext. 4000
• Important for your student to be on time
• Don’t schedule holidays during school time, but if
you do, there is a form you need to fill out in
advance.
• Check website for announcements if your child is
not at school
• Abbey Park will phone and email you if your child
is absent.
Classes
• Course outline includes info such as: teacher’s
name email address and office hours
• Group/Individual projects
• Math Homework, Quizzes, Unit Tests
• Tutors (peer tutors, book in guidance)
• Summatives
• Exams (Period 1 class will have exams on the
first day of classes, period 2 on day 2 etc.. )
Some courses will have homework/study guides for example:
Math Homework
If you have concerns
1. Contact your child’s teacher
2. Contact department head
3. Contact admin
• Emails follow format:
last name first [email protected]
Check email on aph.hdsb.ca, SCHOOL INFO, STAFF
CONTACT LIST
Academic Opportunities
• Cluster Classes
• Advanced Placement grade 12 Classes in
Calculus, Data Management and Biology. This
allows students earn university credits in high
school.
• Co-op work terms
• Math/Business/Technical Competitions
• Pathway Programs: SHSM, OYAP
Pathways A C U W
• Apprenticeship
• College
• University
• Work
Pathway information nights are on:
- Tuesday December 3rd at White Oaks SS, 6-8pm
- Tuesday January 28th at Garth Webb SS, 6-8 pm
Pathways Programs
SHSM Specialist High School Major Programs
• Business (DECA competition)
– contact Mark McVanel [email protected]
• Social Justice and Community Development
• Information and Communication Technology
– contact Veronica Kleinsmith [email protected]
OYAP – Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
• Hairstylist
– contact Sophia Paan [email protected]
Students Getting Involved –
Extra Curricular
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Sports teams
Clubs and Teams
Drama (Fall Production, Show of Hands)
Coffee Shops
March Break trips
Pasta Night
Councils (Student, Athletic, Arts)
Clubs and Teams
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Anime Club
Announcements
Art Club
Arts Council
Athletic Council
Car Audio Club
CHATT Moderators
Cheerleading
Comp. Engineering
Debate Team
DECA
EGLS TV
Environmental
Executive Council
Improv Team
Mr. Hepburn
Mr. Maras
Ms. Linn
Ms. Judge, Ms. Linn
Ms. Shute
Mr. Uzarowski
Mr. Komljenovic, Mr. Dick
Ms. Davis
Mr. Laxton
Ms. Wilson
Ms. LoCicero, Mr. McVanel
Ms. Kleinsmith, Mr. Payne
Ms. Paan,
Ms. Kronby
Ms. Judge
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Jazz Band
Mr. Neufeld
Junior Band
Mr. Neufeld
Link Crew
Ms. Gabura
Mock Trial Team
Ms. Wilson
Photography Club Mr. Payne
Portfolio Club
Ms. Linn
Senior Band
Mr. Neufeld
Social Justice Council/Ms. Gabura
Sound & Lighting Mr. Stubbert
Student Council
Ms. Beckwith, Ms. Kronby
Tutoring Club
Mr. Richards
Vocal Ensemble
Ms. McGee
Wellness Council/ Ms. Massecar
Yearbook
Mr. Payne, Ms. Kleinsmith
Young Women in Leadership
Ms. Gabura
Fall Sports and Activities
Team
Coach
Cross Country
Ms. Barran, Ms. Turner
Golf
Ms. Ashley
Jr. Boys Volleyball
Ms. Shute
Jr. Girls Basketball
Jr. Girls Field Hockey
Ms. Johnson, Mrs. Redfearn, Mr.
Richards
Jr. Football
Mr. Hepburn, Mr. St. James
Activity
Organizer
Link Crew
Ms. Gabura
Coffee House
Ms. Beckwith
Fall Production
Ms. Judge, Mrs. McGhee, Ms. Almeida
Winter Sports and Activities
Team
Coach
Curling
Ms. McLellan, Mr. Uzarowski
Jr. Boys Basketball
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Jr. Boys Hockey
Mr. Rinaldo, Mr. St. James
Jr. Girls Volleyball
Ms. Shute
Jr. & Sr. Badminton
Ms. Jakubos
Swim Team
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Varsity Girls Hockey
Ms. Johnson, Mr. Richards
Wrestling
Mr. Spence
Ski & Snowboard
Ms. Barran, Mr. Watson
Spring Sports and Activities
Team
Coach
Girls Rugby
Ms. Weston, Ms. Gabura
Jr. Boys Rugby
Mr. St. James, Mr. Leggatt, Mr. Hepburn
Jr. Boys Soccer
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Jr. Girls Soccer
Ms. Thompson
Baseball
Mr. Maras, Mr. Linton
Tennis
Mr. Linton
Track & Field
Ms. Barran, Ms. Massecar
Activity
Organizer
Multicultural Night
Ms. Gabura
Show of Hands
Ms. Judge
Skills Olympics
Tech Department
40 Volunteer Hours
• 40 are required to graduate, more is
recommended
• Advertised on Guidance bulletin board and Abbey
Park website
• Many opportunities are advertised in Oakville
Beaver
• Any non-profit is acceptable
• Volunteer sheets are available in Guidance
• Return filled in sheets to Guidance
Portfolio
• Keep track of anything that would be useful
when applying for scholarships, to university
or college or getting a job
– Volunteer jobs
– Sports
– Clubs
– Awards
Keeping Informed
• Abbey Park website
– Teacher emails
– School Council Agendas, Meeting Minutes
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Beakon: School Council newsletter
Eagle Eye: Abbey Park High School newsletter
Announcements
School Council Meetings (last Monday of every month
in the Library)
• School Council emails
• Facebook group: APP - Abbey Park Parents
• School emails and synervoice messages
Website: aph.hdsb.ca
Parents Getting Involved
• School Council meetings
• Volunteer with School Council
• Become a member of School Council
(nomination forms)
• Grade 9 parent night: Sept 12th at 6:30 pm
• Parents Night November 14th at 6pm (end of
April for semester 2)
– Meet teachers in gym or set up an appointment
with the main office
Annual PIC Conference
Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:00 am - 2:15 pm
MM Robinson High School, 2425 Upper Middle Rd.,
Burlington L7P 3N9
Michael Reist will be the keynote speaker and his subject
is Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
http://registrations.hdsb.ca/picreg/
Or call Denise Pearson at 905-335-3665 ext. 3307
Grade 9
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Link crew events
Grade 9 Parents Night: Sept 12th at 6:30 pm
Take your kids to work day: Nov. 6th
Parent’s Night: November 14th at 6pm
EQAO Math test at the end of your student’s
Math semester
• Pick courses for Grade 10
Grade 10
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IREACH
Peer tutoring opportunities
Literacy test
Apply for SHSM, OYAP and CO-OP
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Integrity
Respect
Responsibility
Empathy
Acceptance
Citizenship
Honesty
Sticking to your morals
To recognize the excellence in others
Taking ownership, being dependable
Understanding others’ feelings
Appreciating others for who they are
Being a positive part of our community
Being truthful and sincere
Grade 11
Grade 12
• Leadership
opportunities
• Apply for co-op and
OYAP programs
• Apply for
Scholarships
• Graduation in June
• Apply for college
and/or university
Health Nurse
Marie Jakubowski
School Officer
Officer Harpreet Bhathal
[email protected]
Other
• Chatt
• Remove password from Library card
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3unZ0YX
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Welcome Grade 9 Parents!