Academic  and Career  Planning Counselling

  1. Academic Planning
  2. Career Awareness
  3. Registration of New Students
  4. Assistance in Course Selection
  5. Provision of Student Transcripts to current students
  6. Involvement in Grade 9 Orientation
  7. Provision of Post-secondary information
  8. Assistance with post-secondary application process (Awards, Transcripts, Applications, post-secondary requirements, etc.)
  9. Post- secondary visit co-ordination

Academic Services
After grade level Course Selection presentations, students are encouraged to meet with the Career Counsellor to discuss their choices who may make suggestions in light of the students expressed goals. When needed the Counsellor will meet with students to discuss course change options.
Educational & Career Planning
Information on hundreds of career and educational institutions is available at Student Services. A computer program called Career Cruising is also available to each student to assist them with the initial exploration process. This program begins with a personality test that will then be used to discuss personal strengths and interests and how these may be matched to colleges and careers. Students are encouraged to make use of the various resources in Student Services and are encouraged to talk with the Career counsellor concerning their educational plans and career options. While the counsellor will talk with student concerning their goals at various times over the course of the year in and through various presentations and one-on –one meetings, the students are always encouraged to initiate these meetings and to make use of the resources as often as needed.




Daily Announcements

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Day 2


In The Kitchen

Soup of the Day: Creamy Potato Bacon

Rice of the Day: Mexican

Pizza of the Day: Cheeseburger Bacon

Lunch of the Day: Beef Burrito, Mexican Rice & Corn $5.75 


Sr. Boys Hockey

This is just a reminder that try-outs for the Sr. Boys Hockey Team begin tomorrow at the Kentville Arena at 4pm.  If anyone has any questions or needs transportation please see Mr. Duncan. Students will not be excused early from school, so please plan accordingly!


Junior Girls Soccer

The Junior Girls soccer team will play their first league game, today afterschool at 3:30 against King's Edgehill.  Please make sure you get your consent form to Mrs. Black before the game or you will not be able to play.


JV Girls Soccer

There will be a practice for all athletes who signed up for JV Girls Soccer today and tomorrow from 3:30-5:00 on the Senior Field.  Please see Mr. Smith if you cannot attend. Next week, practices will be on Monday and Wednesday.


North Mountain Concert Band

Adults in the school system - teachers, staff, administration, parents, etc. - again we are offering a chance for you to play in a concert band this year! If you have NEVER played a concert band instrument before, we will teach you from the very beginning. If you have experience, come join a group of like-minded adults who love to make music. The beginner sessions will run on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15 in the Music Room; the experienced sessions will run on Thursday evenings from 7:15 - 8:30. Come out and let’s have a fantastic season!!


Golf Team

Would the members of the Senior Golf Team please meet in Mr. Smith’s room at lunch for important information about Regionals.  Would all golfers please stop by Mr. Smith’s room today to pick up a Student-Athlete Contract, if you have not already done so.



The student who wanted Sense and Sensibility can pick it up any time at the Student Supervisor’s Desk.

Student Ambassadors

Attention High school! Student Ambassadors have their first big event of the 2019-2020 year coming up next week. If any new applicants are looking to help out you MUST have your application turned in by Tuesday, Sept. 26th. Applications can be turned in by giving them to Mrs. Pineo-Sponagle in student services. Even if you can not get your application in by the 26th you are more than welcome to come to our first meeting tomorrow at lunch (11:35). The meeting will be held in room 130, right beside the office. For all previous members of Student Ambassadors you are required to attend the meeting as well.  


Music Department

By this afternoon, there will be an email communication sent to all those who have registered for Sr. Concert, Sr. Jazz or Jr. Jazz Band. Please make sure to check your spam folder for an email from the Music Department. ALL rehearsals will begin on Monday (Sr. Concert Band). Those students participating in the Leadership Conference - please see Ms. Helms today or tomorrow.


Stage Crew

Fantastic work yesterday on your first job! If you want to join our team of hard-working students, please see Ben MacCullay, Elliot Benjamin or Elliot Pashley for your interview.


Best Buddies & Unified Sport Basketball

Applications for these programs will be available next week.  Please stop by Room 114 to pick up at application on Monday if you are interested in participating in either of these programs.


Senior Girls Soccer

The senior girls soccer team played with class and defeated Middleton 6-0 in league action yesterday. The team displayed strong team play with solid ball movement and possession for the entire 90 minutes. The girls are having their annual bbq tomorrow at lunch to raise money and awareness for The Run For Cure and the fight against breast cancer. Please show your support to this great cause tomorrow at lunch.


Pass in Leadership team consent forms to one of your quad presidents ASAP.  They are due today!!!!