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December 2016


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Registration for the upcoming school year 2017 - 18

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2017-04-25See Mr. J. CampbellWould the following students please see Mr. J. Campbell after these announcements : Vivian Su, Camille Wang, Liane Yang, Abigale Song, Carl Fan, Neal Fang, Jeff Liu.
2017-04-25Jr. Girls SoccerPlease get your early dismissal slip from Ms. Rodericks for today's game. Bus leaves right after the bell, so be ready.
2017-04-25Attn: GR 10Could the following GR. 10 students please come see Ms. Kasprzak at lunch in PORTABLE 404 on Tuesday (April 25) for a couple of minutes.......... Rozelle Abad, Alyssa Duro, Sara Kuwalek, Grace Martin-Wirta, Paul Moolan, Aanika Robles-Block, Ericka Cagunot, Brendan Flynn, Bhavika Patel, Justin Purkiss, Tommy Rieder, Emily Shaugnessy, Oliva Thorpe, Gabrielle Tumaneng, Pasley Vandermye and Julie Wheeler
2017-04-25No Throws practice todaySorry kids, no practice today. Will continue tomorrow! (wed)
2017-04-25No Spirit Day tomorrowBecause we had a FREE Spirit Day last week (thanks Value Project team!), there will be NO Spirit Day tomorrow (please ignore it if it is still on the school calendar).
2017-04-25Long, Triple and High Jump AthletesAll jumpers need to connect with Mr. McCaffery and Mrs. Purkiss TODAY. Last regular season meet for jumpers today (tues). Prelims this week for girls high jump, boys long jump and girls triple jump.
2017-04-25Middle Distance AthletesTUES. - Prelim meet @ HW for 1500 & 4x400m, followed by middle distance practice. WED. - SFU. THURS. - Prelim meet @ HW for 800m, followed by middle distance practice.
2017-04-25CALLING ALL SPRINTERSAll sprinters and relay teams wanting to participate in prelims this week MUST see Mrs. Pilar ASAP. TUES. - Prelims for girls 100m, boys & girls 4x400m. WED. - SFU. THURS. - boys 100m, boys & girls 4x100m
2017-04-25Throws Meets and PracticesPractice Wednesday. Boys Shot prelims this Thursday. Practices and prelims continue next week with girls shot and discus and javelin for both boys and girls - please chat with MR. Chan ASAP if you want to compete. We have limited number of spots for each event.
2017-04-24Whistler Choir & Jazz Band TripInformed consent forms are now overdue. No forms = no travel.
2017-04-24Sound CrewVolunteers for Mass please meet in gym tomorrow at 0830.
2017-04-23Senior JAZZ ENSEMBLE photos for orderIf you performed at the Centennial Theatre as part of the Senior Jazz performance in April and would like to order photos (see pictures on Mr. Horton's door), see Mrs. Maledy for order details. Black/white or colour prints are available.
2017-04-23ChoirRehearsals this week: CONCERT CHOIR:Monday and Wednesday;CHAMBER CHOIR:Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
2017-04-20Italians unite! This is for grads...The Confratellanza Italo-Canadese Society is offering several $1,000 scholarships to grads of Italian origin (one parent or grandparent must be of direct Italian descent). This is a competitive scholarship. Applications are due May 31, 2017. Mrs. Maledy has an application form.
2017-04-20Art 12 Graffiti ExhibitOur senior Art students are exhibiting their temporary, non-permanent Graffiti / Street Art projects in different locations throughout the school. The various themes reflect Social Justice issues. See how many artworks you can spot - and please be mindful not to touch the art! Exhibition date: April 20 - May 2
2017-04-19Volunteers for UBC science campsUBC is looking for students who would like to work with kids, grade 1 and up in science and astronomy camps this summer. If you can commit two weeks from 8:45-4:00 M-F during July or August, check out the link: http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/summer-camps/camp-descriptions/
2017-04-19Grade 8 and 9 Physics and computer science affectionados!Do you love physics and computer science?? Are you grade 8 or 9? UBC has a summer camp for you! If you would like to attend, please visit this link: link: http://outreach.phas.ubc.ca/summer-camps/camp-descriptions/
2017-04-18Want to study at OXFORD?Univ of Oxford presentation - Sat. April 29 at Collingwood School, 70 Morven Dr. West Van at 2-4 pm. Interested students, parents invited to discover undergraduate programs. Get guidance on programs, applying to the UK and Oxford in particular.
2017-04-10THE JIM MACCARTHY COHO SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDGRADE 12s! Established in 2014 to recognize a Gr. 12 student who intends to enter a post-secondary school in the fall, who has made a significant contribution to Environmental Stewardship on the North Shore and who has demonstrated leadership and volunteerism in school and/or community service. $1000 is available. The application requires a 500 word essay. See Mrs. Maledy for details. All applications must be received (not postmarked) by April 30, 2017.
2017-04-18Service HoursStill in need for service hours? Time and opportunities are running out! St. Pius X Church and school is having a Spring Fair. They are specifically looking for 4-5 volunteers to help them with set up on Friday May 12th from 4:30pm-7:30pm. Duties that evening will include assisting the CWL to set up the tables for the craft fair, moving supplies, and decorating. On Saturday May 13th they are looking for an additional 25 volunteers--ideally one group of 12 volunteers from 8:30am-11:30am and another group of 13 volunteers 11:30am-2:30pm. Duties on the day of the fair will include setting up the games, supervising games such as basketball toss and lawn bowling, face painting, and assisting the CWL with clearing tables from the meal area. See Mr. J. Campbell for more details and/or sign up at office.