Sackville High School

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Grade 9 Course Selection 2017-18

Course selection is now open.  Grade 9 students will be taken to computer labs for direct support. Additional help will be offered in the computer labs over lunch next week (listen for announcements). Guidance appointments are also available.



Grade 10 & 11 Course Selection 2017-18


  • Go to SHS Webpage, Click on Guidance Link
  • Follow “Course Selection Steps” for grades 10 and 11
  • Complete Form
  • Enter Courses in PowerSchool
  • Bring completed forms to Student Services

Questions and Support?

  1. Come to computer lab 113 on Mar 29, 30, 31 @ LUNCH
  2. Make an appointment to meet with your Guidance Counsellor (but forms must be attempted/completed before you have a meeting)


Notice to New Grade 9 Students for 2017-18 at Sackville High School

Attention parents/guardians of current grade 8 students enrolling in grade 9 at Sackville High school for the 2017-18 school year.

AJ and LT Students

Students coming from Sackville High feeder schools, AJ Smeltzer and Leslie Thomas Junior Highs, are already registered in PowerSchool. These students need only discuss with their grade 8 guidance counselor whether they wish to continue in French Immersion or switch to English program for the new school year. All Band students should discuss with their grade 8 guidance counselor whether they wish to stay in the Music program.

Students from other Schools

Students wishing to enroll at Sackville High School next year that are NOT in our feeder schools must complete the registration process as required.


The Nova Scotia International Student Program, through the Halifax Regional School Board, is
looking for families to host international students in their home. Our students come from many
different countries around the world, and stay a duration of 3, 5, to 10 months.
This is a wonderful opportunity to expose your family to another culture, and help a visiting
student adapt to our culture. Quite often the friendships developed from hosting an
international student, last a lifetime. Hosting an international student is a great way to show
school support, and add valuable diversity to our community.
There is 24/7 support from a local homestay coordinator throughout the hosting period, and
your family will receive a monthly stipend to help offset the cost of hosting a student. The Nova
Scotia International Student Program also holds monthly cultural events for the students, and
some events include invitations to host families. In addition, the NSISP holds an initial student
orientation to help the student with the adjustment into their new home, school, and
If you are interested in the opportunity to host a student, and would like more information on
this wonderful experience, please contact, Alison Richardson or call
Alison Richardson
Homestay Coordinator
Nova Scotia International Student Program
Halifax Regional School Board
902 222 9886
Nova Scotia

Vimy 100th Anniversary Trip

Students and parents should be checking the following website on a regular basis for updated information on the Vimy 2017 trip:

Sackville High Has an App

Sackville High now has a mobile app for your phone. Just search for Sackville High in the Playstore or App store and download for free. It will help you keep you up to date on school activities, check Powerschool, report an absence, etc.

New year and new initiatives for students and teachers

As we head into year two of Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education, there are many more exciting initiatives for students at all grade levels‎ this school year.

This fall, students in grades primary to 3 will benefit from hands-on learning, including using floor robots to learn sequencing and programming. Students in grades 4-6 will benefit from Innovation and Exploration Kits that include Spheros and Makey Makey invention kits. Students in grades 7 to 12 will learn coding through events, such as the Hour of Code and STEAM Olympics, and courses‎, such as Computer Programming 12. Coding promotes problem solving, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity and innovation. These skills are not only‎ related to learning math, science and the arts, but‎ they are also directly linked to many careers, including computer programming and the marine industries.

With the province’s first literacy strategy for students in all grades, there will be a greater focus on the teaching ‎of‎ reading and writing and the development of
oral communication skills. Reading Recovery support has been increased for grade 1 students. Students in Grades 4 to 6 will have a renewed curriculum, with more time for literacy and math. Class caps are expanded to grades 4 to 6.

To help more students succeed in math, additional ‎supports will be made available for both teachers and students. Career education outcomes will assist students as‎ they begin thinking about their futures and the many possibilities ahead. To learn more about what‎ is new this year, go to to sign up for ongoing updates from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Student Parking Pass

The application for student parking is available in the main office. Student parking is permitted at the back of the schools parking lot in designated areas only. The first three rows are for staff parking only. Any students parking on school property must be parked in a proper spot, tickets may be issued for parking illegally.

Grad Photos

Reloadable Zip Card

Chartwells has introduced a NEW and CONVENIENT way to purchase food at the school cafeteria with the Zipthru DINE WITH US Reloadable Card! Just like any gift card, a balance is loaded on a card and declines as purchases are made. The online function of this program provides convenience for parents to purchase, reload and monitor spending as well as set up an account to protect the remaining funds. In 4 easy steps you will be confident that your child has been provided with healthy meal options and a protected balance. This relieves the need for a packed lunch or carrying cash. Purchasing or reloading $100 or more will give you an ADDITION of 10% bonus dollars directly added to your balance. Visit to purchase an e-Certificate by email today. Present the printed e-Certificated to the cafeteria and receive a Zipthru card with the designated balance!

1. Load a balance on a card. We recommend loading online at using a credit card, but a card can be initially
loaded at the cash register as well.
2. You don’t need a physical Zipthru DINE WITH US card for initial load.
Simply purchase an e-Certificate online that allows you to load a
balance instantly without the physical need of a card. When purchase
is made online an e-mail will be sent immediately with an e-Certificate.
Simply print and present to the cashier at the cafeteria who will transfer
the balance to a card.
3. Each time the card is used to make a purchase, the amount of the purchase is
deducted from the balance on the card. A balance is printed at the bottom of each
4. After a balance has been added you can protect the balance by creating an account online at If lost or stolen, go online and put a hold on the balance remaining and then contact the Chartwells Supervisor to have the balance transferred to a new card.

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