CHS 65th Anniversary Celebration
Join Us for Our 65th Anniversary Celebrations:
Saturday, June 9th
7:30pm: CHS Grad Parent Program, Hildebrand Chapel
Sunday, June 10th
2:30pm: CHS 65th Commencement Ceremony, Hildebrand Chapel
Please plan to stay following the ceremony for our 65th Anniversary CHS Alumni Reception sponsored by our Alumni family.
We hope to see you at our upcoming celebrations!
CHS Changes History
In 1946, CHS was a
revolutionary new high school completing its first year of
operation-and it was revolutionary because it was one of the first
Christian consolidated schools in Saskatchewan. Prior to the
existence of CHS, most young people were educated in one-room
school houses and had to pursue correspondence lessons in order to
further their education. While officially opening in 1946, CHS
graduated its first group of grade 12 students in 1947. Last year
at our commencement ceremonies, we celebrated the launch of our
65th anniversary year, and we are eagerly anticipating the
culmination of this milestone with our upcoming commencement
ceremonies. We are delighted to invite you to join this
celebration of the 65th graduating class of Caronport High School
this June 10th at 2:30pm in Hildebrand Chapel.
As I was preparing for our commencement service last year, Mrs. Thiessen and I were looking through some of the first academic records, among them a list of final marks submitted to the Ministry of Education in 1947. On this handwritten page, yellowed by time, was the list of a handful of students who had successfully completed their studies; among them, the name of Henry Budd stood out to me. Dr. Budd, as he was later known when he was the President of Briercrest Bible College, appeared to have been at the top of his class. In the 65 years that have passed since Henry Budd was a student in our school, countless students have graduated and moved on into lives of significance and passion.
In the last several years, we have been working to clarify our mission and our message-to dip our fingers into the pool of CHS history to create ripples which will move our students, both today and 65 years from today, to live faithfully and passionately. Every day, we are challenging each student to go forward from this time and place with integrity, compassion, and humility into a life of meaning-a life that will be memorable and extraordinary-just as Henry Budd would have been challenged to do 65 years ago.
We will be involving our alumni throughout our graduation weekend activities at our banquet, our Grad Parent Program and our commencement ceremony. We are extending an open invitation to all friends and alumni of CHS to join us for the graduation exercises on Sunday and for the 65th Anniversary CHS Alumni Reception following the service. We have three very special guests preparing to deliver our graduation address-three members of the Frostad family who have, together, blessed our school from its earliest days in 1946 until its most recent. It will be a special and memorable occasion in the life of our institution. At the end of our ceremony, we will be inviting all of the alumni and former staff members in attendance to join our 65th graduating class on the stage for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity. Following the service, you will be welcomed to stay for the cake and punch reception sponsored by the Alumni Association in honour of this special event.
We'd love to have you join us on June 10, 2012--and we'd love to give you the opportunity to honour our current grads and to reconnect with alumni and friends as you join us in celebrating the work that God has been doing through CHS over the past 66 years.
George Willatt, Vice-Principal
Vi Thiessen, Administrative Assistant AJ Crocker, Chaplain