CCHS Grad Update Page
Latest GRAD UPDATE: March 20, 2023
Grads - time to check the Grad Handbook for any upcoming due dates and to start thinking about applying to be the Valedictorian for the class of 2023.
Valedictorian Application 2023
February 14, 2023 - Update
We will have more details to follow , but here is the most current information we have with regard to Grad 2023.
Banquet June 28th at the Rimrock Resort in Banff Alberta
- Banquet ticket information will follow
- Please note tickets are sold electronically and no longer require parent volunteers
Commencement Ceremony June 29th at CCHS
- This event is the school’s responsibility
- If grads and parents would like to continue the car parade tradition, please note this is a parent organized event
Banquet Parent Planning Committee Meeting - March 1, 2023 @ 6:30pm at CCHS rm 1209
- This meeting will address the following:
- Supporting students with setup and tear down of banquet hall
- Set up and tear down of decorations at commencement ceremony
Grad Photos: November 25, 28, 29 & 30th
The website to book your photo sitting is officially open to book grad sessions! Please read the grad flyer with more information for graduates and their families to sign up for the photos.
The booking link is https://prestigeportraits.
ca/ . There is no 8-digit code, students/parents can search by Province and City.
Watch to CCHS 2022 Commencement Ceremony on our live stream. Just head to
Canmore Collegiate Corner youtube - you will see the Grad 2022 Livestream. click and enjoy.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: June 28, 2022
Hello graduands and families:
We have reached Grad week! We want to ensure that everyone knows how the days will run. Here is a final update.
Grad Banquet - Tuesday, June 28
Ticket sales are closed.
Students must be at the Rimrock for a group photo at 5pm - (Janice Olsthoorn Parent Liason), please be on time as we have hired a photographer.
Grad March begins at 6pm followed by dinner and a dance
Parents and students committed a great deal of time and energy to the day so please find those individuals and thank them for their efforts.
*** We feel the weather will hold to conduct commencement ceremony outside as planned. However please look for email alerts at 8 am in the morning. If the weather takes a turn for the worst we will send a text alert if we have to move the Grad Ceremony inside.
Cap and Gown ceremony - Wednesday, June 29th
The ceremony will begin promptly at 12pm but students need to arrive by 11 am for a group photo and to pick up their stoles. They will line up dressed in their caps and gowns with stoles in the cafeteria from tallest to shortest to prepare for the photographer.
Honour stoles are available for purchase for $15 IN ADVANCE of the ceremony date (pick up day of only) - no stoles will be sold on the day of the ceremony. Regular stoles are not for purchase. All students will receive stoles on June 29th and those with honors have been contacted with purchase information.
Families will only be permitted one car in the parking lot. Others can park close to the school and walk over for the ceremony which will be held outside in the parking lot. Bring sunscreen, water, hats, etc.
If the weather does not cooperate the ceremony will be held in the gym.
Students will find their assigned seat and be ready to begin at 12pm sharp. The ceremony should take approximately one hour.
Jacqui Downer has organized a celebratory car parade to take place after the ceremony - please look for her email as this is not a school event.
Students should all have access to MyPass and have updated their mailing addresses by now to ensure that diploma/final grades and official transcripts can be accessed once Alberta Education has completed all grade calculations. These official grades should come in the mail in mid-July. The school does not send these out.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: May 26, 2022
The grad banquet is on June 28th at the Rimrock Resort in Banff.
Students should arrive by 5pm as parking is limited so be prepared to walk a bit. A group photo will be taken at 5:30 pm by the photographer that was hired by CCHS. Dinner will begin at 6pm followed by speeches and a dance.
The graduation ceremony (cap and gown) will happen on June 29th at CCHS at Noon. We are planning for an outdoor ceremony with a stage facing into the rec center parking lot weather permitting - should weather be an issue we will have the ceremony in the CCHS gymnasium. Students will be provided their cap and gown package in late June to allow for cap decorating and family photos in advance of the ceremony.
GRADS - YOU MUST MOVE YOUR DATA AT THE END OF THE YEAR Or YOU WILL LOSE IT!.
- If you are applying for post-secondary scholarships, use a personal email account, not your CRPS email so you can still access them. You will need to move you data before you leave CCHS.
- Google has tools to help you including:
- Download – If there are only a few things you want to keep, including items shared with you, download a copy of individual files or folders.
- Forward important emails to another personal email account. Learn more.
- Transfer your content – copy your Drive and Email files to a personal Google account. Learn more.
- Archive/Takeout - download a copy of items owned by you in all G Suite services into one zip file. Learn more.
- Transfer Ownership - If others will need to use files you own, you can transfer ownership to someone else at CRPS in sharing options, or they can take a copy for themselves. Learn more.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: April 22, 2022
Tickets for the Grad Banquet June 28,2022 will be on sale in alphabetical order by last name during the week of April 27-29. Please CLICK HERE for your Grad Banquet Ticket Form.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: March 17, 2022
Graduates and parents,
All grade 12 students have been advised throughout their high school years about the requirements to graduate. We have now entered the final semester for this year’s graduation class and we are asking that parents and students read through the checklist below to ensure that any outstanding requirements are addressed.
Some students are registered in courses through our Flex Learning. School personnel will be monitoring student progress in these courses in order to ensure that success is possible. Any students registered in a course that they need for graduation (whether in class or through Flex Learning) must be able to provide evidence that they have completed the coursework and have a minimum 50% standing by June 9th, 2022. Students will be removed from the Grad list at that time if requirements are not met.
CCHS graduates also require a minimum of 20 hours of community volunteer service either on or off campus. These hours do not include service of a family nature. Many opportunities for accumulating these hours are posted in the Student Services office.
Minimum requirements to participate in the Commencement Ceremony are listed below. Please take the time to check off what you have completed. Any unchecked items require IMMEDIATE attention by the prospective graduate. Please make arrangements to meet with Mrs. Janse or Mr. Holthuis. All checked means you’re on track.
___ 100 credits registered in courses to achieve 100 credits by June 2022 ___ English 30-1 or 30-2 – registered in or completed ___ Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2 – registered in or completed ___ Mathematics (10 credits) – registered in or completed __ Science (10 credits) – registered in or completed ___ Physical Education 10 (minimum 3 credits) – registered in or completed ___ CALM 20 (3 credits) – registered in or completed ___ CTS/Fine Arts/Second Languages/PE (10 credits) – registered in or completed ___ 30 level courses (10 credits other than English or Social) – registered in or completed ___ Community Hours completed thus far (must have completed 20 hours by June 9th, 2022) ___ Grad fee of $90 has been paid
Latest GRAD UPDATE: March 17, 2022
Banquet - June 28th at the Rimrock Resort in Banff
Tickets will be around $80.00each - still confirming the price. Banquet Parents Volunteer meeting - March 24th at 7pm via google meet. Link will be sent out closer to the event.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: January 11, 2022
Canmore Collegiate High School &
Post Secondary Indigenous Recruitment Association of Alberta
What’s Next After High School?
A virtual information session to guide Indigenous students in planning for their future
What's Next After High School?
Wednesday, January 12 · 7:00 – 9:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/new-
Or dial: (CA) +1 289-949-0128 PIN: 520 720 975#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/new-ghsz-ruh?
January 12, 2022
7:00 p.m. Opening prayer & land acknowledgment
7:10 p.m. Staff Introductions - Words of welcome - Principal Chris Rogers
7:20 p.m. Guest panelist introductions
7:35 p.m. Words of advice from CCHS graduate
7:40 p.m. How to graduate from high school and what’s next - Annabel Preece, Success Coach
7:45 p.m. Panel - Why consider post secondary education? A discussion with guest speakers
8:15 p.m. Jamboard activity - Learn about Southern Alberta post secondary schools
8:45 p.m. Breakout rooms - Meet and Greet with post secondary representatives
8:55 p.m. Closing Words - Annabel Preece, Success Coach
Latest GRAD UPDATE: December 09, 2021
Dear CCHS families:
The graduating class of 2022 will be holding a VIRTUAL silent auction on Wednesday, December 15th from 5pm - 9pm.
Information about the auction:
A link will be provided ON WEDNESDAY at 5pm through the CCHS website; the auction process is outlined below:
- The link will take you to a google doc with all the items that are available
- Each item has a number and a link following the picture that you must click on and submit your information to bid.
- To view current bids please click the link on the form that says "view current bids" each item has a separate form with the current bids.
See the items here - Silent auction Items
- Opening bid values have been supplied - these reflect 50% of the item value
- Minimum increments have been supplied to avoid $1 bumps that may not respect the true nature of the auction nor the donor’s intent in supplying the item - note bids that do not follow the minimum increment will not be valid.
-Time of the auction will be 5 pm-9 pm on Wednesday, December 15th
- We will contact the winners of the items via email, so please include your email under the Contact information section of the form. Your email must be submitted every time you bid.
- Pick up for items will be on Thursday December 16th from 3:30-4:30 and Friday the 17th from 11:30 - 3. If you are unable to come during this time please contact us at the email below and we will hold your item at the office.
- Payment for items can be made via cash, cheque or tap pay when you pick up your item.
-unclaimed items will be offered to the second highest bidder after Friday at 4:30.
-if you are unable to pick up but wish to have your item held until January you must contact the auction organizer -firstname.lastname@example.org to have it held.
The following link provides the information on items as well as the opening bid values and estimated item values to help you prepare for the auction. Thank you for your support of the graduating class of 2022.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: December 02, 2021
Confirmation of Understanding - was due November 30 , 2021. Please complete and bring a copy to the main office. Information on how to complete this document was covered in our Grad information night on November 05 and is also listed in the Grad Handbook. Please see Mr. Holthuis/Mr. Rogers/Ms. Janse if you have questions.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: Monday November 15, 2021
Hello Grad 2022 families!
Parent Student Meeting for Grad Class of 2022 - to explain the key graduation timelines for Grads leading up to commencement in June. This brief meeting will discuss ensuring grads are on track to graduate -banquet, commencement, grad photos, car parade, grad gown purchase and a few other important notes. Google Meet Link.
We also want to ask for parent volunteers to join the grad committees that are needed this year by completing the form linked below. These include: banquet liaison(s) - these individuals coordinate with the Rimrock and our grad committee to organize the food, equipment and payments for the banquet; Banquet Decorating “put up” - these individuals do the decorating as outlined by the grad committee; Banquet Decorating “take down” - clean up crew; fundraising committee support -- mostly supporting the grad committee in creating an online silent auction and cookie dough sale; car parade - coordinating with the RCMP, school and town to plan a route
Social Media Communication
Instagram for grads: cchsgrad_2022 - this is for students to communicate with classmates
Facebook for parents and students NOT SCHOOL AFFILIATED - you must request to join: https://www.facebook.com/
Latest GRAD UPDATE: Monday November 08, 2021
Hi Grads of 2022 - It may be hard to believe that Grad photos start in 3 weeks, Nov. 26th.(November 26/29/30, Dec. 01 ). The online appointment booking site is now open.
Attached are 2 documents:
Booking site: prestigeportraits.ca
Now Open - note the first 2 days Nov. 26 & 29th are open. When these 2 days are close to being completely booked additional days will be opened. We need to ensure that the days are filled consecutively so we do not lose appointment times.______________________________
A common question when scheduling appointments is What is my appointment code? The grads do not have an 8-digit code, that code it for Confirming Photo Session Appointments. They need to look below that message.....
To schedule an appointment, go to...... Search for your school by location.
Select Province Enter City______________________________
If you go to the website prestigeportraits.ca y
Latest GRAD UPDATE: Monday June 14, 2021
Hello Grads of 2021. Please check your student emails for an update on the Cap and Gown ceremony on June 28.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: Wednesday June 9, 2021
Dear Graduates of 2021 and Parents
We would like to now confirm with you the format for the 2021 CCHS Graduation Ceremony. We have consulted with key stakeholders in this year’s graduation including our Grade 12 students, parents, school staff, and Alberta Health Services. Together we have worked to come up with an event that will be a celebration that best meets our community’s requests while adhering to the gathering restrictions that have been outlined by Alberta Health Services.
On Wednesday May 26, the Alberta Government announced our “Open for Summer,” plan. We are currently in Phase 1 of that plan. The details of our commencement ceremony plans in this letter are based on the understanding that we will move into Phase 2 by our intended date. We understand at this time that Phase 2 will allow us to have a ceremony with a maximum of 150 people. It’s important that we stay well within these limits. It is our current understanding that the Alberta Government will announce plans for Phase 2 close to June 10. Please note that if we remain in Phase 1, we will be required to send out a contingency plan.
Date of CCHS Graduation Ceremony: Monday June 28
Time: Ceremony #1 : 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ceremony #2: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ceremony #3: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Students will be grouped into one of the three ceremonies and families will be notified of your graduate’s ceremony time. Our Grad committee has already reached out to students to provide them with an opportunity to request friends that they would like to celebrate and be grouped with. We ask that students understand that organizing them into three groups will present its challenges, however we will do our best to honour their wishes.
The ceremony will take place at Canmore Collegiate High School /Rec. Centre parking lot. The Town of Canmore has generously offered to support our commencement ceremony by giving us exclusive access to the area for the June 28, 2021 ceremony.
Due to current covid restrictions in place for Phase II reopening we will have a smaller version of the parking lot Grad from last year, so each grad can have one vehicle with 3 guests in the car. This will allow families to be close to the stage and to exit the vehicle to watch the ceremony without exceeding the 150 person limitations associated with stage 2 restrictions for outdoor events. Although the restrictions may lift we must make plans based on what we know will happen. That being said, should restrictions lift then more family members would be able to attend in the parking lot BUT we would maintain the groupings of 30 students as the alternative has many more requirements to make it possible.
Please note that we have hired a professional videographer to compile all ceremonies as a part of a complete commencement video to share with students and families. The release date will hopefully be July 1st.
Location: Canmore Collegiate High School /Recreation Parking Lot.
Guests: 3 - please note guests should be considered members of the same household. Please use discretion when selecting your graduates’ guests.
Collectively, the CCHS community needs to adhere to the following proceedings to ensure that we maintain social distance to support the protocols that AHS has shared that our school must follow.
At the beginning of each ceremony:
1) Prior to your graduate’s ceremony: In order to support effective contract tracing, we ask that graduates and families refrain from gathering prior to and immediately after their scheduled graduation. As a reminder, this is a school event, and graduates are expected to
honour regular school rules and expectations at the ceremony. Please note if we feel a student is incapable of responsibly participating in the ceremony ( eg. they have been drinking) the student will forfeit their opportunity to participate.
2) Cap, Gown, Stole Pick Up: Graduates will pick up their cap and gown in the CCHS main atrium between 1:00 and 3:00 on Wednesday June 23. On the day of our ceremony students will gather at a staging area directly in front of CCHS main entrance. We ask that our graduates arrive at the staging area 30 minutes prior to their ceremony start time.
3) Guests: Are welcome to arrive at the same time. We ask that guests please follow the direction of our staff doing traffic controls in the Rec. Parking lot. Families should stay close to their vehicles and maintain social distancing from other family households.
4) After the ceremony: Once our graduation ceremony has concluded students and families are asked to please exit the parking lot so we may reset for the next ceremony and to ensure that we maintain the social distancing protocols in place.
Poor Weather Contingency
In the event of inclement weather, we will have tent coverage for our students. Families will need to dress appropriately for the conditions. For safety reasons, we will proceed with an outdoor ceremony.
Health Regulations that MUST be compiled with:
- Maintain social distancing of 2 metres between people who do not live in the same household
- All participants must wear a mask throughout the ceremony. Graduates will be asked to unmask for pictures only.
- Do not attend if you are currently required to self-isolate
- Do not attend if you are feeling unwell and have the symptoms of COVID-19
- No food or drink can be served
- No sharing microphones
- Please be sure to do the AHS daily checklist before attending the event
Because we are celebrating our graduation in three ceremonies , a professional video will be produced. This will be a special record that each graduate will have to cherish and share. A professional videographer has been hired to film our ceremony and compile a video of the whole event. This video will be digitally released on July 1. This will be shown at a class of 2021 celebration. Plans for the class of 2021 celebration will be shared directly through a separate parent committee.
This event will be organised by the parent committee. This class of 2021 celebration is being organised by the parent committee and is not a CCHS event. This group has already been in contact with students and families.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the ceremony. If you have any questions or concerns about our planning process, please don’t hesitate to contact Hans Holthuis (email@example.com) or Chris Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email, or phone (403) 678-6192.
Chris Rogers -Principal
Hans Holthuis - Assistant Principal
Latest GRAD UPDATE: May 10, 2021
Dear grade 12 families,
Our grade 12 students are now in the final quarter of this school year and some of our learners have already completed the requirements of an Alberta High School Diploma. We recognize how significant this accomplishment is for our students and families. Our school based committee continues to meet to explore how we will safely celebrate graduation for the class of 2021.
At this time, we are under increased restriction as a part of Alberta Health's “A Path Forward Plan.” This means that outdoor gatherings continue to be restricted to groups of 5 people and indoor gatherings are currently prohibited. While health restrictions force us to develop an alternative ceremony we are committed to appropriately honouring the class of 2021.
The purpose of this letter is to inform families of our current understandings and timelines for finalizing plans for this year’s graduation ceremony.
Proposed Timelines Moving Forward
- Student Voice: Recently on May 6, our Graduation Committee coordinators (Ms. Anderson and Ms. Bittner) met with students and parents of the Graduation Committee to comfortably share their thoughts, and assess what options are available to us as we move into June.
- Proposed Plan:
- The graduation committee determined that given the covid restrictions in place, our graduation class would not be moving forward with the Graduation Banquet at the Malcolm Hotel in June. Some parents have offered to try and arrange a banquet for the Grads this summer if Covid restrictions lift.
- Commencement exercises will take place in CCHS. A stage will be set up in the school gym ( Graduation Committee will decorate this area) and one student at a time (accompanied by their family) will enter the gym and cross the stage ( Given Covid restrictions - we may have as many as 2-3 family groups at a time in the gym). Students will be videotaped as they cross the stage in their Cap and Gown and Lifetouch will also take a Graduation photo at this time.
- As mentioned above, students will be issued a Cap and Gown for the Commencement Ceremony. The Cap and Gown will be purchased, allowing families to take their own photos with students in their Commencement Cap and Gown.
- We have also hired a videographer who will record the video of students crossing the stage and any speeches (Valedictorian, Asst. Principal, Principal etc..). This video will then be edited and released at a later date ( to be announced - we hope June 30th) allowing families to gather and watch the ceremony as a complete event.
- Parents are organizing a graduation car parade to celebrate graduation. This will not be connected with the school’s official Commencement exercises, and time,date, place information will be forthcoming.
- Proposed Dates for the Ceremony: In order to support family planning, we have determined that our ceremony(s)will take place over two days of June 28 and June 29.
Participation in the ceremony
In order to participate in the graduation ceremony, students need to meet the Alberta Education requirements to earn a high school diploma, or certificate of school completion by June, 30. Student achievement will be projected based upon course progress on June 4, 2021. Students can determine their progress towards graduation by using Alberta Education’s MyPass website or in consultation with Ms. Janse or Mr. Holthuis.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: March 26, 2021
Grad Wear 2021 Hoodies and Crew Neck - Order yours now!
Here a link to the form: Order Form Here. Please complete and bring to the CCHS Main Office. Note you can pay by using Tap Pay at the CCHS Main Office.
'Owagisagabi Muhach' meaning 'I am resilient, I am determined'
*Please note that the design on the tops will be white with no black background
Latest GRAD UPDATE: March 08, 2021
Grad Superlatives --- " Who is most likely to run away to the circus. Who is most likely to return to CCHS as a teacher.... and more. Have your say by completing the google form below.
Latest GRAD UPDATE: January 8, 2021
GRAD Baby Photos and Quotes - Click Here to share your information
Latest GRAD UPDATE: November 9, 2020
Grad Portrait Sittings November 27,30 - Dec.1, 2 & 3 @ CCHS - Information on Booking your Portrait Sitting available here. This link will take you to the booking page.Please Note: If Grads want a photo session that may involve an image that falls outside Prestige Photography Acceptable image policy (eg.. picture with family pet) , students must see Mr. Rogers in advance of the sitting to receive approval and a signed authorization form to bring to your Portrait Sitting. Forms are available here.