Strikers Weekly - Week of March 4, 2018











With Spring Break on the near horizon and suggested mark's cut off close at hand, it is both a busy time and a time of anticipation.  Hang in there... almost to a well deserved break.








Kindness Day at McRoberts was full of fun but also, full of reminders of the importance of being the type of people you would like to be around.  A special thanks to the students from Ms. Nicholson's Leadership Class along with Ms. Charlton who made both the day and the week special.




Kakahashi Wrap Up: Dinner at the Japanese Consulate

Students involved in the Kakahashi trip were invited to the Japanese Consulate's personal residence to eat, share the story of their adventure, and talk with one on one with the Japanese Consulate and her staff.

This was also picked up and published by the Japanese media.



2018 U-ROC Awards (Nominations opened)

Youth Services has opened nominations for the 2018 U-ROC (Richmond Outstanding Community) Awards.


This year marks the 20th anniversary of this signature event where the City recognizes Richmond youth and adults for a variety of important reasons. The nomination categories include: 

  • Outstanding Youth – young people who display exceptional qualities, make Richmond a better place and overcome barriers towards their personal success.
  • Asset Champions –adults who support youth to build developmental assets through guidance, support and mentorship.
  • Youth Groups – groups of young people whose accomplishments are best attributed to their work on a team.


Please consider recognizing individuals and groups for accomplishments they have made over the past year. Youth typically refers to young people aged 13-18. Nominations can be made online at /uroc and will close on Friday March 9, 2018. Please distribute this information and encourage staff in your organization to nominate individuals in the above mentioned categories.





Poetry Slam... here at McRoberts

Though not everyone had the same opinion, it seems that most who had the opportunity to participate in the Poetry Showcase seemed to have had a good time.  Thanks to Ms. Wong, Ms. Reichart, and Ms. Rost-Komiya for organizing this event for our students.


Feeback from the students:

  • The speakers were amazing, their answers were fantastic and covered a lot of key points. And because there were more than one person, we got DIFFERENT points of views!! :D
  • The way they described everything was kind of addicting to listen too; they really are masters of wordplay!
  • I think this was really interesting when the subject comes to “where are you from”. Their show really gave me a visual of where they come from in way. I really hope to see this again with another interesting topic like today’s performance.
  • I thought that performance was really interesting and I enjoyed it. I definitely could relate to what they were talking about and it was really nice how they turned a simple question into something so complex.
  • I enjoyed the presentation!!! Some parts of the presentation was inspirational from the question "Where are you from?".



VIPF Winners Announced

Congratulations to the following student artists whose work was recognized with Honourable Mention Status for the recent Vancouver International Photography Festival Contests.  



gossip - by Lola S.



Steveston - by Kevin Wu

Elvis Kind of Love Song - by Emma G. was also recognized... but we have not yet been able to access the photo.

Congratulations to our very talented photographers.



Reaching Out with Bubble Tea


Hoping to raise about $300, the organizers of an impromptu fundraiser in support of a 8 year old student in one of our feeder schools, the group was astonished to see when the final tallies were done, the one day Bubble Tea Fundraiser netted a total profit of just over $1000.  Not to rest on this accomplishment, the group has also asked to run a consession stand at the Notorious Dance combination of adding to this already impressive total.  A special thanks to Haniya who got this project organized.




Game of Apps - Winners Announced

Congratulations to the McRoberts App Development Team for the development of their app "On Hold".  The team, Team Pascal (consisting of Rebecca L., William W., and Martin Y.), won the "Best Development Award" and were recognized at a recent award ceremony.  The judges, all industry leaders, deliberated on the many apps developed and perfected over the past several weeks. 


On Hold is a revolutionary productivity tool designed to deal with the adolescent nemesis... procrastination.  I am sure we can think of a few people in our lives that may benefit from an app like this.



Skills Canada - Congratulations Katie 

Skills Canada BC offers a unique opportunity for young people across the Province to showcase their mastery of trade & technology related skills.  One of our students had the opportunity to compete in the Clothing Design challenge.  The task, create a finished garmet from start to finish in a very short period of time.  Congratulations to Katie for representing our school proudly at the regional competetion at KPU Design Centre.  Katie finished 2nd in the Regional qualifications and she is now qualified for the Skills Canada Final!




Raising Digitally Responsible Youth


The Ministry of Education and Safe Schools Together present Raising Digitally Responsible Youth - A session for Parents of School-Aged Children. Online Eventbrite registration deadline is before 12 noon on April 10th!


With society heading in a direction of being constantly connected to technology, what do we need to know as parents to protect our kids and teach them responsible and appropriate use of technology? The parameters of rules and expectations that you put in place at home will undoubtedly guide their behaviour in the years to come. Please join us for an informative presentation which will cover the following topics and more!

  • Social Media Update – The most current apps & trends in their social media lives
  • Pick Your Battles! – You will have to balance the yin with the yang, promote independence whilst taking a strong stance on certain subjects
  • Current Research – Brain development & technology, violent video games
  • Digital Footprint and Reputation – With their future approaching, recruiters and employers are taking note – what will they find?
  • Tips & Tricks to Use at Home


Please rsvp before 12 noon April 10th at registering to reserve your seat!



Band-O-Rama 2018

The Grad Winter Formal t



Economics with a Creative Flair






Students in Mr. Arnold's Economic class were challenged to show their learning about economic principles in a different way.  Fidelia, Sophia, and Katie have graciously shared their work: A short, animated PSA that aims to educate viewers on the benefits of the Basic Income Program.  The students used Clip Studio Paint EX and iMovie to create this amazing work!





From Ms. Millar (Career Information Advisor)


Week of March 5 - 9, 2018



  March 05   Douglas College Hearing Instrument Practitioner Open House Coquitlam       

  March 08   JIBC Law Enforcement Studies Info Session - New West Campus  

                      Langara BSN Info Session – no longer offered. Next is on May 10, 2018          

   March 10   Bishops University Campus Open House

                      University of Waterloo March Break Open House

                      Western University March Break Open House 2018



  For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly