Congratulations to our Senior Boys and Girls Volleyball teams. Both competed hard last week at the Provincial Volleyball Championships in Langley. A special congratulations to Ms. Nicholson who may have coached her last game for the Strikers (maybe...).
Happy Feet Sock Drive
The group's hope is simple. Collect new and/or gently used socks and pass them on to those in need. With about 900 students in the school, to get even minimal contributions will make a big difference for others. Socks can be brought to the foyer at lunch. Though it should not be important, there will be draw prizes to those who contribute.
Breakfast with Santa - December 20th - 8am - Tickets still on sale (but running out)
The event is filling up. Get your ticket before it sells out.
Breakfast with Santa” is still on School Cash Online. $6.00. The event will be December 20th (8am to 9:45am – we will have a late start with first period class beginning at 9:50am). Tickets on sale until Monday December 16th or until tickets run out. Ticket includes a full breakfast (bacon, sausages, homestyle potatoes, scrambled eggs, baked goods, hot chocolate), as well as entertainment, but most importantly, a fun time to spend with friends. Tickets are also on sale in the foyer at lunch.
An Amazing Gift
Christmas came early for our Technology Department. Jim Tyrer and the people at TRAPA made a generous contribution to our Woodwork Program with the gift of wood (and a lot of it). This will serve our students well as they continue to explore that possibilities of what can be made with their hands. Special donations like this go a long way in supplementing and creating extra opportunities for our students. Thanks again!
RCMP Youth Squad Graduation
Congratulations to our McRoberts students who completed the multi-week RCMP Youth Squad. Learning the ropes behind the scenes, students in the Youth Squad had a first hand opportunity to learn what it would be like to serve for the RCMP. Learning skills, strategies, and much more, the students were trained by active officers with the Richmond RCMP.
A Purple Ribbon...
From the Women in Leadership Club: The Women in Leadership club is commemorating and remembering the lives of the women who were killed in the École Polytechnique Massacre on December 6th, 1989. This was recorded as the worst mass shooting in Canada. The Parliament has declared that today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. On this day 30 years ago, young women studying mechanical engineering were the target of an antifeminist hate crime. Marc Lépine entered a classroom in the school and opened fire on these women, killing 14 of them and leaving 13 injured. The Women in Leadership club would like to honour the victims of this act of violence by asking that you wear the purple ribbons over your heart as a way of remembering the women who have lost their lives due to this anti-feminist attack.
Ms. Yau's students tried their hand at this specialized Italian pasta. Though a bit finicky, the results were very tasty! Thanks Ms. Yau for the photos.
Future Health Care Professionals Bring in a Guest Speaker
The Future Health Care Professionals club brought in a guest speaker to discuss life as a nurse. Not only was she able to provide some background into why she chose this profession, she went on to share her journey. Finally, she spent time talking about what her work life consisted of. It was an interesting opportunity. Thanks Dichelle for setting this up.
Not a "Normal" English Class
On the surface, it looked more like art ... or perhaps primrary school art. When explained, however, it was fascinating. Learning the writing process (as a process) was the topic of today. Crafting, requesting and receiving feedback, using feedback to create a better product.... just some of the steps to master so much in life.
Winter Season of Play Officially Begins
Though this past weekend the volleyball nets finally came down to end the Fall Season of Play, the Senior Boys Basketball team had their home opener which was also the formal opening of the Winter Season of Play. If you have the time, drop by the gym to see some of our amazing student athletes compete for McRoberts.
It's time to Dance
Though not everyone's most sought after unit, the Dance Unit is coming to a close. As a culminating activity, groups of students were asked to use the skills learned and their own imagination to produce and perform their own little dance routine. In front of a crowd of onlookers, the students bravely came up and showed the class their moves. They may not all admit it, but this show of creativity and athleticism made for an enjoyable time.
Attention Grade 9 and 10 FI Students - Quebec Exchange
Interested in traveling and attending school in Quebec?
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