Strikers Weekly - Week of September 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second week done... hopefully the bulk of the timetables have now been finalized and everyone is falling into their new routines.  Thank you all for your patience as the counsellors and office staff have worked to balance schedules, make student course change requests, and build schedules for some late arriving students.

 

 

School is back in session... hopefully everyone is quickly back to the "new" routine of school for this academic year.

 

 

 

Subscribing to our Website

Just a reminder...  if you have not done so, we would strongly encourage you to subscribe to our school's website.  To subscribe, use this link (https://mcroberts.sd38.bc.ca/school-information/subscribe) which can be found on the “Subscribe” Tab on the top tabs of our website or which can be reached by clicking the “Subscribe” button on the left sidebar of our website.  By subscribing, you will not only receive an email linking you to any new submissions to the front page of our website but you will also receive the “Striker Weekly” our weekly newsletter.

 

Collaboration Days (September 17 and 18)

Just a reminder that Monday and Tuesday will be Collaboration Days here at McRoberts. Students are welcome to come at the usual time BUT first class will not begin until 9:50 am.

 

 

Meet the Teacher Night

We look forward to seeing you on our “Meet the Teacher Night”.  The agenda for the evening includes opening remarks and a walkabout following your son/daughter’s timetable.  This is an excellent opportunity for parents to find out more about each class.  Students will be bringing home copies of their timetables on Tuesday.  Please make sure your son/daughter has filled out the blank timetable below and make sure to bring it with you on Thursday evening.

 

 

Grade 12 Post Secondary Information - Student Event-Parent Event

 

 

There are important changes to admission requirements for two of our local universities.  This information along with other important information for grade 12 students (and their parents) about this important year will be offered in two sessions by our counselling team: 3pm for Grade 12 Students and 6pm for parents of Grade 12 Students.  Hopefully all Grade 12's and their parents can attend.

 

 

 

STUCO Information Board... in Progress

Want to know what is going on.  Our Student Council (STUCO) wants everyone to know.  STUCO is working on their own communication board to keep everyone up-to-date of upcoming events.  Located outside of the foyer near the Theatre, please check often to see what is coming up.  STUCO will also be posting updates on our weekly newsletter.  Stay tuned.

 

Experiencing a Few Moments without Sight

Students in Ms. Monette and Ms. McKenna's English classes (in preparation for upcoming work) wandered the hallways (with assistance) experiencing what it is like to be without the sense of sight.  

 

 

Changes to the SFU Admission Requirements - September 2019

Last week we past along some updates about the changes in admission requirements for UBC.  This week, we will highlight the changes announced on the SFU Website.

 

These are changes to the admission requirements for all BC high school applicants entering SFU in Fall 2019 and Fall 2020. This will impact course selection for current high school students.

Changes are highlighted in bold

 

Current (Fall 2018)

Effective Fall 2019

Effective Fall 2020*

Required Grade 11 courses:

  • English 11

  • Science 11

  • Language 11

  • Math 11

Required Grade 11 courses:

  • English 11

  • Science 11

  • Language 11

  • Math 11

Required Grade 11 courses:

  • English 11

  • Science 11

  • Language 11

  • Math 11

  • Social Studies 11 or 12*

English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 60%

English 12 with a minimum final blended grade of 70%

English Studies 12 with a minimum final grade of 70%

Minimum of 4 Grade 12 courses, including English 12, from SFU's approved course list

Minimum of 5 Grade 12 courses, including English 12, from SFU's approved course list

See program-specific approved courses.

Minimum of 5 Grade 12 courses, including English Studies 12, from SFU's approved course list

See program-specific approved courses*

Admission average based on 4 Grade 12 courses (including English 12) required by program

Admission evaluation based on all Grade 12 courses taken from SFU's approved course list.

Admission evaluation based on all Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses taken from SFU's approved course list.

* Course lists will be adjusted with the new courses as the new curriculum is finalized.

 

Admission Requirements for Fall 2019

See admission requirements for Fall 2020 }

English Language requirement

 

All applicants must meet the university's English Language Requirement. See details }

All BC/Yukon students must also present a final, blended grade of 70% in English 12 or English First Peoples 12.

Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirement

All applicants must meet the university's Quantitative and Analytical Skills requirement. See details }

BC/Yukon students must present a minimum final grade of 60% in an acceptable Math 11 or Math 12 course.

 

Quantitative and Analytical Skills Requirement

All applicants to undergraduate programs must demonstrate their competence in quantitative and analytical skills in one of the following ways:

  1. a minimum grade of 60% or C in a senior level math course or precalculus

  2. a minimum score of 3 in IB HL or SL mathematics, or IB SL math studies

  3. a minimum D grade in GCE A/AS/O level math

  4. a grade of C- or better in a 3-unit math or certified Q (quantitative) course that transfers to SFU (for college and university transfer students).

NOTE: a minimum grade of 70% is required in one of the acceptable Math courses used for admission in order to enroll directly in Q courses. See more information.

 

General admission requirements

  • Applicants must present a minimum of 5 approved Grade 12 courses, including English 12 or English 12 First Peoples.

  • Admission is based on an evaluation of all approved Grade 12 courses.

  • Online/distance education courses must be 100% complete by January 31, 2019.

Program-specific requirements

Select the program you are interested in, to see the program-specific requirements.

 

 

Give Life: Blood Donor Clinic September 29th

 

To meet Canada’s future blood needs, we must encourage more young Canadians to become regular blood donors now.  Donors are required to be 17 years of age or older and will be asked to show identification, such as student card, driver’s license or health card at the clinic. 

 

The next clinic at Homma Tomekichi Elementary School will be on Saturday, September 29 from 9:30 am-4:15 pm. We currently have more than 54 appointments to fill and we need your help.