Strikers Weekly - Week of September 24, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Summer has made way for Fall, we are now hopefully starting to fully settle in for the year ahead. Though it is long overdue (we sincerely appologize for this), our hope is that by the early days of this upcoming week, the final touches of our staffing will be in place.  We appreciate all of your patience as this year's process has been much more difficult than in years previous. 

 

 

 

An inspiring day of learning... Friday's Professional Development Day had McRobert's staff lead McRoberts Staff in a fun but informative series of activities helpingus all continue our understanding of Core Competencies.

 

 

 

Clubs Day - Tuesday September 26th

Want to know what some of the clubs are here at McRoberts?  If so, Tuesday at lunch you will find out.  Clubs Day is an opportunity for students to learn about clubs, ask questions, and even sign up.  Club leaders will be posting up signs, setting up information booths, and will be available to answer your questions.

 

Canadian University Event (CUE) - Tuesday September 26th 

On Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30pm, McMath will be hosting the annual Canadian Universities Event.  Many universities from accross the country will be on hand to answer questions and providing information.  

 

Terry Fox Run (Change in Date) - Now Thursday September 28th

The Terry Fox Run has been rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday.  Now on September 28th, students are encouraged to bring a small donation to school in support of this important cause.  During the day, period two has been extended and all students will be asked to participate.

 

Mentorship? - Tuesday October 3rd

On Tuesday at lunch in the library, Ms. Sundell has organized an opportunity for females in grades 11 and 12 to learn about a mentorship opportunity supported by the YWCA.  If you are interested, please see Ms. Sundell or simply come by on October 3rd.  

 

 

Titans of Business

 

 

A number of our McRoberts students along with Ms. Muir had the opportunity to attend "Titans of Business" put on by the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and Richmond School District.  This was an opportunity for students to hear from a panel of speakers about business, decision making, and leadership.  When asked what was memorable, Nicole explained that one speaker explained that "the 'hungriest man wins,' and capital gains; business is about your ethical decisions and your moral compass in how you decide to impact your community." Another student Kaylan said that she learned that "Integrity is the most important aspect in a business."  From the feedback from the students, it was a wonderful opportunity to hear thoughts and ideas from those with experiences beyond the school.

 

 

Grade 12 Student Post Secondary Meeting

 

Thank you to Ms. Millar and the Counselling Department for providing valuable insight and information to the students and later the parents about planning for post secondary.  If you were not able to attend, please take some time to find out what was missed.  

 

Not a School Nor District Sanctioned Trip

In the coming days or weeks, you may here about a trip for next year's grade 11’s or 12 students.  It may be a ski trip in BC or a trip to warmer locations for spring break.  Unfortunately, as we have not been contacted by any of the organizing companies, we have very little information to share.  We are writing at this time to clarify that these are not a school nor District sanctioned events. 

The trips are organized by student representatives of companies such as “S-Trip.”  While we are in no position to make a comment about these organizations, I simply wanted to reiterate to any parents of any of the participants that neither the school nor the Richmond School District has been involved with the planning, organization, insurance, or any subsequent liabilities.  No McMcRoberts staff members or District Employees will be attending or will be supervising any of the activities on this trip.

 

Curriculum in Transition: Cuuricular Competencies and Content

Part of the foundation of the new curriculum will come in the form of new curricular competencies and content.  In part three of this series curricular competencies and content are explained as well as how they work together to form the learning standards.

                                   

 

 

 

Week of September 25 – 29, 2017

 

DEADLINES    

Sept 30    Gerry Walker Memorial Scholarship deadline    

                                                                                        

EVENTS

Sept 25     UBC Commerce Transfer Program Information Session at Langara                                                    

Sept 26   Canadian University Event Gr 11/12 students/parents McMath 6:30pm-8:30pm

Sept 27   KPU Langley Open House – Nursing, Science, Brewing, Music and More           

Oct 01    Langara Applications open         

                             

For details and latest information, see the Career Centre District Website at: http://sd38careercentre.weebly.com/calendar.html