Monthly Archives: June 2016

CCH People to Know – Ms. Barrajon

As a CCH blogger I think the best thing we do is bring teachers to light that make a difference to our school. I am so happy that I get to do this for one of my favourite teachers who is so knowledgeable and teaches so many classes: Ms. Barrajon.

What classes do you teach? What is your favourite class to teach?

I teach Spanish, ESL, English Language Arts, Religious Studies and CALM. I am also the CCH ESL Program Coordinator. I enjoy teaching Spanish and ESL the most.

 

How long have you been teaching?

I have taught for a total of twenty-three years: seventeen years at CCH, and six years in other places. I have taught ESL to students in grades 4-12 in Spain. Foe eight years, I have taught adult ESL and adult Spanish classes at several colleges here in Canada.

 

What advice do you have for students?

Set goals and make a plan to achieve them. Be grateful for your talents God has given you and for the person He has made you into. Be respectful and grateful to your parents. Be involved in CCH activities and events to create fond memories of your high school experience. Be the best person you can be!

 

What made you decide you wanted to be a teacher?

I love kids.

Other reasons: I enjoy being with people, I believe in lifelong learning, and I enjoy sharing knowledge with students.

 

What is your favourite part of teaching?

Getting to know the students and seeing them enjoy learning.

 

What are some things you enjoy outside of teaching?

Outside of teaching I enjoy swimming, jogging in the coulees, cooking, travelling, spending time with family and friends. I also love ice cream!

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Editor’s Note: On behalf of all of the teachers at CCH we wish our students the best of luck on their final exams, and a safe and relaxing summer!

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Kaitlyn Stolte is a grade eleven student at CCH. She enjoys hanging out with friends, binge-watching Netflix, and telling terrible jokes. Her favourite thing about CCH is the three-hour classes.

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Athletic Leadership – What It’s All About

Here at CCH we offer a lot of different extra-curricular activities. From the fine arts to the basketball program, there’s something for everyone. However, we often don’t give enough credit to the smaller (but just as important) school clubs such as Athletic Leadership.

The students in the Athletic Leadership program are the people behind-the-scenes running the score clock at volleyball games and selling Cougar gear at flex time. They are the school’s teams’ biggest fans, and that’s a more difficult job than you would imagine. From pumping up the crowd to selling tickets at the door, school sporting events would not be possible without this team.

Mr. Wikenheiser is the head of the group and probably has the most difficult job of all, organizing events, assigning roles, and, of course, keeping his gang of “hooligans” (as he calls them) in check.

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Athletic Leadership Hooligans in Banff

This year, the Athletic Leadership crew had the opportunity to attend the Banff leadership conference, and participate in activities as crazy as tree jumping! If that doesn’t scream adventure, then I don’t know what does. Whether you’re a sports fanatic looking to help out and show some spirit in games, someone hoping to take a leadership role and score some volunteer hours, or are simply down for a great time, Athletic Leadership is the place for you. If you’re wondering how you can participate in the club, you can talk to Mr. Wik. or send him an email. From personal experience, I can truly say that Athletic Leadership is 100% worth it, so I hope you give it a try!

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Chloe Devoy is a grade eleven student at CCH. She enjoys playing hockey and soccer, and running cross-country for the CCH team. Her favourite thing about CCH is the variety of extra-curricular activities.

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