Back to School 2017-18

Dear Patriot Community:

The CBE has asked all schools to post their “Back to School 2017-18” newsletter on our websites today. However, with the following announcement we anticipate further revisions to this document:

Farewell and best wishes to Dr. Patrick Thalheimer, Principal

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Dr. Thalheimer, our Principal. He has accepted a position in Guangzhou, China to be the Principal of an Alberta accredited High School. Given he will start on August 13, 2017, we will have a new Principal in the fall – stay tuned! While we are excited for Dr. Thalheimer, we will miss his leadership and support of our Patriot community. His 33 years of service to the CBE has been filled with exemplary years of support for students and staff.

Thus, please be advised there may be changes to our Back to School 2017-2018 newsletter.

2016-17 REPORT CARDS WILL BE HANDED OUT IN SUCCESS CONNECT ON THURSDAY JUNE 29TH from 12:00 – 12:15 pm. “Home Logic” will be unavailable in early July due to CBE computer maintenance. If you are unable to attend this “Success Connect” class, you can pick up your report card from July 5 – 27. Please do not come on July 4th because we will be starting summer school.

Enjoy your weekend!

August Diploma Exam Information

Note | All of these documents can be found on the CBE website – > staff insite > support teaching & learning > assessment > Diploma Examinations

Some important points below about the documents available on the CBE website:

  • Writing or Rewriting a Diploma Exam in August.doc – this is for both student and school use. It is meant to clearly outline where students write (depends on their situation) and whether registration in myPass is required. We are asking that you post this in key locations in your school.
  • Writing a Diploma Exam at Chinook Learning Services.doc – please provide this handout to students who, based on the information in the Writing or Rewriting a Diploma Exam in August? document, will be writing at Chinook Learning Services
  • Writing a Diploma Exam at SAIT.doc – please provide this handout to students who, based on the information in the Writing or Rewriting a Diploma Exam in August? document, will be writing at SAIT

2016/2017 Report Card Distribution

The CBE will be engaging in yearly maintenance of our student data system in early July whereby families will not have access to Home Logic and final reports cards. As a result, we will be printing 100% of our report cards and require students to come in on Thursday June 29th for a special “Success Connect” homeroom from 12:00 – 12:15 pm.

If students are unable to attend this special homeroom, they can come to the Main Office from July 10 – 27th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm to pick up their report card. Friends cannot pick up report cards for friends! J Please bring your student identification as well.


Refundable Security Deposit Cheques – there is a change now due to unforeseen circumstances – we will be giving out the Refundable Security Deposit Cheques from June 26 to June 29 – between 9:00 am to 11:30am and then between 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Monday to Thursday.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our families and we appreciate your understanding and patience.

Thank you.

School Examinations – Student Examination Rules

School ExaminationsStudent Examination Rules

General Rules

  1. Arrival time

Students must arrive at the school 30 min prior to your scheduled exam start time. Find your exam on the board in the Main Foyer or in the Cafeteria. Teachers and Administrators will be available to answer any questions you may have. Students will be allowed into the exam 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam.


  1. Admittance to the Examination Room

Students may not enter or leave the examination room without the consent of the supervising examiner. If you need to leave the room, put your hand up and wait for a teacher to come to your desk. If you finish before the end of the exam, put your hand up and wait for a teacher to check your materials (and clear your calculator) before you leave. No admission to the exam will be granted to students who arrive more than one hour after the exam has started.

  1. Exam Accommodations

Students that require accommodations due to an IPP/Learning code or through ESL will be writing exams in Room 1127.


  1. Student Identification

Students will not be permitted to enter the exam room until they present identification that includes their photograph. All students must carry their student ID card with them. If you do not have your school ID, you will need to go to the main office to buy a new ID card at the cost of $5.


  1. Writing Time

Students must write their examination within the specified time and may not hand in a paper until at least one hour of the examination time has elapsed.


  1. Discussion

Students should not ask a supervising teacher questions about their examination unless the examination booklet is incomplete or difficult to read. Students may not talk, whisper, or exchange information with one another.


  1. Answer Sheets (if Multiple Choice)

Students should use an HB pencil to record their answers on the Scantron answer sheets.


  1. Materials Not Allowed

Students must not have the following items in their possession during the examination:

  • Electronic devices (except approved calculators), including cellular telephones, mp3 players and other listening devices, PDAs, electronic/print dictionaries, thesauruses and translators. Print dictionaries/thesauruses are permitted only in the written exams (English, SS, and FLA)
  • Wearable technology i.e. Apple Watches


  1. Purses, bags, pencil cases, calculator covers, and other containers
  2. outside coats
  3. any drink containers (bottles, cans or cups) with labels


All non-essential materials should be left in student lockers or at home.

  1. Materials Not to be Removed from the Examination Room

Students are not allowed to remove materials from the examination room, besides those that they brought in. This includes any scrap paper.

  1. When you are Finished Your Examination

Raise your hand and wait for a teacher to come to your desk to verify that all is in order before you leave.

  1. Student lounges/Cafeteria

The cafeteria and student lounges will be used for study purposes only. This space must be quiet for the students in the school who are writing. If you do not have an exam you are encouraged to stay at home.


  1. Textbook Return

Students must return required textbooks no later than the day of the exam. Textbook return will take place in the Library Foyer. Textbook return will open 30 min prior to the exam. The Business Office will NOT be collecting books.

  1. If you have a conflict with another exam, please identify those conflicts to Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Gordon in the main office prior to June 2, 2017.

Possible Consequences

Students are expected to comply with the Examination Rules. Students who copy another student’s work, share work or ‘cheat’ in any other way, disrupt other students, or who in other ways do not follow these rules:

  • be evicted from the examination room;
  • receive a grade of ‘zero’ on their final examination;
  • be withdrawn from the course; and / or
  • be suspended from school.

Attention Students!

Students: This is another reminder that NO ELECTRONIC DEVICES OF ANY SORT ARE ALLOWED TO BE IN THE EXAMINATION ROOMS. This includes: mobile phones, cameras, iPods, iPads, mp3 players, any music listening devices, electronic dictionaries or electronic thesaurus’s. Only approved calculators can be used for Math and Science exams (please connect with your teacher to know which calculators are approved).


If any unapproved devices are brought into any of the examination rooms, please be aware that your exam will be compromised.

LBP Art Students in 2017 ACAD Show off! Exhibition

Two LBP art students Nickayla Rider (Art 10) and Mandy Okeke (Art 20) were accepted to have their work shown in the 2017 ACAD ShowOff! Exhibition from June 10-24th. There were only 61 students selected from Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. If you like, please congratulate them and you are also welcome to go see their work in the big gallery. Open late Thur the 15th and the prize reception is on the 24th.

2017 Annual ShowOff! Exhibition + Contest June 10 – 24 in the Alberta College of Art + Design Illingworth Kerr Gallery



Pearson Finance Club welcomes Dr. Gordon Higgins

Dr. Gordon Higgins was instrumental in providing “seed” money in 2008 for us to run the Pearson Finance Club. Thanks to him and other donors the club has been in operation for 9 years straight.

Dr. Higgins shared with the club that Exchange Traded Funds(EFTs) is the best investment vehicle to park our “hard earned” money because it requires low maintenance and it’s low cost. this strategy has been proven quite effective in the past 40 years when it was first introduced by John Bogle. Research has shown that “passive” investments beats funds that are actively managed.

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