Principal's Message

andrew Mcfetridge

Hello to all CHHS Parents/Guardians, Staff, and Students.

I am very excited to be to joining the CHHS learning community for the 2017/2018 school year as your new principal. It feels great to be a Viking again. 
J I look forward to adding my 21 years of teaching and school administrator experience to CHHS. I have very positive memories from my years as a student at both Vincent Massey School and CHHS. I felt that my teachers genuinely cared about the lives and learning of their students. I felt supported, like I mattered, and that I belonged. Teachers and neighbors in Crescent Heights also helped my siblings and I through some challenging times in our lives. I remember so many of my teachers being patient, kind, and interested in the success and lives of students. It is feelings and memories like these that I want to pay forward as principal at CHHS.

I know that CHHS is a very special and positive learning community. It is easy to see the culture of “service to kids first” and a strong team and collaborative staff spirit that Mr. Grisonich and the CHHS Staff have created together. I will continue this legacy and strive for continued improvement in the areas of a positive, student-centered culture and optimal learning for students and staff. Preparing students for happy and successful lives matters to me. Achieving these goals depends on ensuring that highly skilled staff build and nurture excellent relationships with students and their families.

I appreciate that there are many strengths at CHHS and I hope to work collaboratively with all of you to further build on past and current successes. I look forward to pouring my heart into this new role and working with the entire CHHS community to make great things happen – to have CHHS continue to be a lighthouse in the lives of students.


Andrew McFetridge J

It is hard for me to believe that another school year is under way.  I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of our students, teachers, school staff and parents for their support and dedication to Crescent Heights High School. 

 Students are adjusting well to the start of the school year and our enrollment has gone up to about 1210 students.

Blue Day was a huge success with over 500 students attending this event.   I was incredibly proud of our students and the energy they brought to the day.  We have the best spirit in the city.  Special thanks to all the students and teachers and especially the “Teacher Band” for the work they put into making this one of the Best Blue Days ever.

 Middle School Awards is going to be taking place on Thursday, October 10th.  We encourage all parents and students to come out and support this celebration of student achievement.   A Special Congratulations to all the award winners this year. 

 Communication with home is really important and we strongly encourage parents to look at our school website for important school information.  Each student has received a School Agenda and a Fridge Magnet Calendar with dates and information of upcoming events.  Parents are able to keep track of their student’s progress by going to the Parent Portal on PowerSchool as well.  Please explore the School and District Website for more information.

 I am very proud of the students involved in our extracurricular activities this year.  The Football, Volleyball and Cross Country Teams are well into their season.  Our two Student Councils are planning spirit activities and dances, the Drama Club is getting ready for the Production of Young Frankenstein, the Band is gearing up for some performances and various other clubs are providing students with opportunities to be involved in our school in many different ways.

 Please check our school website for the District Professional Development days as well as our Middle School Days.  I am extremely proud of our website as it has a lot of valuable information for parents and students to view.  Please remember to get involved in the School Council by attending a meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the main school office.  

I wish everyone the best in the coming school year.

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