Welcome to South Carleton High School
Our school is located in the southwestern sector of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in the village of Richmond (see map).
For over a half century South Carleton High School has been recognized
for continued academic and athletic excellence. The school opened its doors
in 1952 to 263 students and 13 teachers. Today, we have a student population
of approximately 1100, with almost 70 teaching staff. In the intervening
years, thousands of students and staff have passed through the halls and
classrooms of South Carleton High School.
Though many things about South Carleton HS have been transformed by time, our commitment to excellence continues to endure steadfast into the twenty-first century.
South Carleton High School operates under the jurisdiction of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board.
Our Mission Statement
South Carleton High School is a caring, community school. Our team of staff, students, parents and community promote a sharing, inclusive and welcoming environment. We respect the individual, honour our traditions, encourage daily excellence, and prepare students for their future.
SCHS News & Events
Grad Newsletter. The April issue of the Grad newsletter is now available. Back issues may be found in Student Futures in the Student Services area of the website. Scholarship information is being posted there as well - check often as more scholarship opportunities are added.
OSAP Speaker. There will be a speaker from the Ontario Student Assistance Program at South Carleton on May 22 at 8:00 am. If you are planning to apply for OSAP you will want to hear what he has to say! He will also be speaking in the evening at A.Y. Jackson SS in Kanata for any parents who are interested. There will be representatives from Carleton, Ottawa U and Algonquin at AY as well for the evening presentation.
Storm Surge at Nationals. Storm Surge brings home the hardware and $1000 in prizes for placing 3rd in their division in the Canadian National Showchoir Championships.
On April 11th, South Carleton High School's showchoir Storm Surge competed in the 4th annual Canadian National Showchoir Championships at the Toronto Center for the Arts. Placing third in their division, judges weighed their story arc as "powerful" and the vocals as "dynamic and strong". Yamaha music representatives specifically tweeted out about the SCHS group with "WOW! These kids have some chops!" [http://tinyurl.com/kxxp5wa] while the judges said "Beautiful and moving performance! Loved the story line, incredible talent on stage... goosebumps! " [http://tinyurl.com/kc3a8x7]
Storm Surge will be competing at the All Saints "Sing-Off" May 15th and at LDHSS's invitational showcase June 12th.
Tell Them From Me Survey. Again this year South Carleton students will have the opportunity to complete the Tell Them From Me school climate survey. This survey is completely anonymous and voluntary. It will be completed during class time in a school computer lab. The results will help us to continue to create a positive and accepting school environment for our students. The survey will be administered between April 15-17. More information is available in the Parent Letter and a PowerPoint presentation, or on the OCDSB website. Parents who do not want their child to complete the survey must advise the school in writing before April 14, 2014. A Notice of Non-Consent follows the Parent Letter.
There is also a survey for parents to tell us their perceptions of the school climate. The parent survey is also completely anonymous. It asks similar questions to those on the student survey and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The parent survey will be available from April 15 - May 6. Login information is available in the Parent Letter.
Cleaning the Capital. South Carleton's Green Team is looking for help Cleaning the Capital! Teachers may register with the Green Team to bring their classes outside to clean up litter around the school and around the neighbourhood. Earn volunteer hours while helping our community and the environment. Clean Up Day is Friday, April 25 during period 3 (11:00am - 12:00pm). In case of rain (or snow) our alternate date will be Tuesday, April 29. Check out the website for more information about Cleaning the Capital.
Grad Gowns. Attention all potential graduates! If you are planning to attend the Commencement Ceremony in June and want to rent a gown to wear as you walk across the stage, then you need to bring your rental money in to the school.
Gown rental costs $30 ($25 if you have paid your student fee - please bring proof of payment) if you place your order before April 18, 2014. Orders placed after April 18 will cost $35 ($30 if you have paid your student fee). This includes a souvenir cap and tassel for you to keep.
Please bring a cheque made out to South Carleton High School. Put your name and your height on the memo line of the cheque (to ensure that your gown will fit).
Orders must be placed with Mr. Collins who can be found in room 45 or in the Science Office. Please do not leave orders in the main office of the school.
GBA Steve Thompson Memorial Basketball Award. This award is given by the Goulbourn Basketball Association to one male and one female who meet the following criteria:
Must have played a minimum of 3 seasons with the GBA
Must have played at least 2 years at South Carleton High School one of which must be their final year at the school
Must be graduating from South Carleton High School
Must have shown leadership and/or community involvement through participation in the school, the community and the GBA.
Submit your application to Mr. Gowans before April 15. Read more...
Youth Volunteer Challenge. Ontario is challenging young people to volunteer for at least three hours over six weeks. The 7th Annual "Change the World" youth volunteer challenge runs from April 6th to May 9th. For more information, please visit the Guidance department or check out the website.
Cake Walk 2014. Wow, what a response! We had 48 cakes donated to the Cake Walk, including cupcakes, a hockey cake, Easter bunny cakes, a flower cake, and many more. $1000 was raised for the SCHS Grad Committee and Richmond Public School's Play Structure Fund. Thanks to everyone who participated for your support.
Drama Club. Congratulations to the cast and crew of second semester drama club for their fantastic performance at the Sears Drama Festival. Kudos to Landon Duval who won an award of merit for acting and Shannon Avery who won an award of excellence for acting.
Reach Ahead Online Summer School Courses. The OCDSB is planning to offer a variety of Reach Ahead courses online during Summer School this year. Depending on enrollment, the following courses may be offered:
CHV2O/GLC2O - English
CHV2O/GLC2O - French Immersion
Students will register for online summer school courses through their guidance counsellor. Registration will begin April 11th.
Zipthru Reloadable Debit Card for School Cafeteria. A new and convenient way to purchase food is being implemented in our school cafeteria. The Zipthru debit card works much as a Tim’s card. Parents can go on line and add money to the card, or a student can bring money to school and load it at the cash register. Read more.
Math Homework Help for grade 9 and 10 students. Grade 9 and 10 math students have access to free interactive live online tutoring from Ontario certified math teachers. The tutoring component of Math Homework Help is available Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. All other components of the site (i.e. the glossary, interactive tutorials, and best sessions) are available at all times. Students must create an individual user account by registering online. Parents, guardians and teachers may also access this site and login as a guest to view the various tools and virtual tutor chat rooms that are available.
To learn more, go to http://www.ocdsb.ca/stu/FreeOnlineMathHomeworkHelp/Pages/default.aspx).
SCHS Tuck Shop. Students, staff and family may purchase a wide variety of SCHS clothing from the Tuck Shop, located off the Alcove. Check out the Tuck Shop page for more information. Please see Mr. Gowans if you wish to purchase some SC swag.