Central Memorial HUB
The Hub – Student Success Centre is designed as a wrap-around centre to support a variety of student needs. The Hub is a one-stop shop for student success. The variety of supports accessible to students at CMHS via The Hub includes:
THE LEARNING COMMONS:
Our learning commons is a place for students to use and access technology, find other sources of information and work collaboratively or individually prior to and after classes, during ‘spares’ and at lunch. Other on-line resources similar to those found in our learning commons such as live online tutoring, career cruising, video streaming, exam prep help, GALE courses, Mango languages , Rosetta stone and many more can also be accessed in the learning commons via Calgary Public Library.
THE STUDENT LEARNING TEAM:
CMHS’ Student Learning Team (Resource) is a team of teachers and educational assistants who work with students that a) have some special learning needs and b) could benefit from a quiet place to work with some academic support if needed. This team oversees the IPP process. Students needing assistive technologies or other learning accommodations based on learning codes are supported not only by the classroom teacher, but also the Student Learning Team. This team is located in The Hub.
Students in need of a snack or lunch are able to access food through our Student Learning Team. Our partnerships with “All in for Youth” and Brown Bagging make this service possible.
DREAM CATCHER CENTRE:
Dream Catcher is the home base of our Graduation Coach for indigenous learners, Ms. Hajar. Dream Catcher also offers a quiet space to work available to all students at CMHS. Students wishing to meet with Ms. Hajar, or simply seeking a quiet and welcoming area to work are encouraged to come down and check out Dream Catcher.
Students seeking support or information around Work Experience, RAP (Registered Apprenticeship Program) and Careers can see Ms. Hayward in the Career Centre. Ms. Hayward is a wealth of information and knowledge and can offer support in such things as resume refinement, interview skills, and using Career Cruising as a tool to explore possible educational and career options.
There are times when our peers can be of equal or more support to us than adults and teachers and at Central we recognize this. At CMHS, students have access to Central Memorial Peer Mentors. Students can request peer support in academics and wellness via a drop box located at the front desk in The Hub.
THE WELLNESS CENTRE:
Here students are able to access social, emotional and health related support (all areas that can, if not addressed, impact student learning). We believe that our community partners can make a significant contribution to student success and we work hard to support these partnerships. Students wishing to learn more about the Wellness Centre or who have suggestions about other possible supports that CMHS could or should explore, can see Ms. Banack, Learning Leader of Wellness and guidance counselor. Currently students are able to access the following group programs and supports:
Healthy Relationships – Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter
NAPI Leadership – MRU and The U of C
Wiseguyz – Calgary Sexual Health
“All In For Youth” – The United Way
“The Alex Health Bus” – The Alex
“Youth Champion Initiative” – The Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Youth Advocate & Support Program – The John Howard Society
ALSO IN THE HUB:
Tutorial Schedule for all CMHS teachers
Daily Announcements – via video monitor