Welcome to the 2017-18 school year here in the Land of Orange! This is a proud year: while Canada celebrates 150 years, the Yorkton Regional High School celebrates its 50th - there is much to celebrate and be proud of.
Despite the challenges that come with tough financial times in Education, in true Raider fashion, the YRHS continues to evolve and pursue opportunities to improve.
Student engagement remains a strong focus for our school this year. From the classroom to extra-curricular involvement to spirit-building RCR activities, students have never felt more a part of the Family of Raiders. Our birthday-themed RCR out on Century Field was a sign of great energy and enthusiasm that is sure to spread through hallways and classrooms alike.
This year also marks the full implementation of our new Extra-curricular Student Code of Conduct. We have always expected excellent citizenship of all of those who represent our school. We are the first high school in the province to formalize those expectations in a contract that all students who participate in extra-curricular activities understand and agree to. This is especially important in the world of social media’s immediate and far reach.
Finally, we are busy at work preparing to host the National Student Leadership Conference in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year. This conference began here at the Yorkton Regional High School under the leadership of Barry Sharpe in 1985, returned for the 10th Annual Conference in 1994, and is “coming home” in three years for the 36th Annual Student Leadership Conference!
Raider staff and students from the past 50 years are gathering to celebrate all that our Yorkton Regional High School is on September 16th, 2017. This is a time to celebrate all that our school has done for its thousands of staff and students, past and present. It is also a time to anticipate bright futures for our entire Family of Raiders!
I wish us all the best school year yet in our pursuit of excellence!
Mr. Mike Haczkewicz, Principal
For a photo tour of our school, be sure to check out the tour page.