Strikers Weekly - Week of February 2, 2020














January's video of the month.  If you want to see previous Video of the Months, they are posted under the School and District News (top tab).




Parent Teacher Conferences - A reminder

ONLINE Booking for Parent-Teacher Conferences – Opens at 4:00pm on Thursday, January 30th, 2020.


Parents are reminded that Parent-Teacher Conferences are taking place on Wednesday, February 5th and Thursday, February 6th. Students will be bringing Term 2 Interims home on Thursday, January 30th and parents can begin to sign up for conference sessions from 4:00pm that afternoon. The interim may indicate a request for parents to sign up for a Parent-Teacher Conference, but all parents are welcome to sign up for an appointment if they wish to meet with their child’s teachers. We have an online system for booking appointments called “School Appointments” which can be accessed from 4:00pm on Thursday, January 30th, (  Please see the attached document that indicates the steps to follow for this system, which is user friendly and easy for parents to access. Please contact the school if you have any questions. Note: The cut-off time to make appointments is 3:00pm of the previous day


Altered Bell Schedule for February 5 and 6:


In addition, please note that students will be dismissed at 12:35 PM on Wednesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 6 to accommodate the Parent-Teacher Conferences that will be taking place on each day. 


Period 1                  8:30 am                 9:25 am
Period 2                  9:30 am              10:25 am
Convenience Break               10:25 am              10:40 am
Period 3               10:40 am              11:35 pm
Period 4               11:40 am              12:35 pm


Staff Learning More About Visual Literacy and Supporting the Grad Literacy Assessment


This past Monday, our staff had the opportunity to learn more about Visual Literacy.  The more we learn, the more we realize how essential learning these skills are to support both learning in school as well surviving in the world outside of school.  As a part of this presentation, we spent time both looking at the Grad Literacy Assessment and even spending time writing the sample exam.  





Senior Girls Senior Night

A final home court appearance for our Senior Girls Basketball team for this year.  This also means the final home game for the two of our grade 12 players on this team.  Congratulations team and congratulations to Kyra and Aaliyah.


World Hijab Day


An idea from one of our students, has led to the creation of World Hijab Day (in support of WHD's worldwide event).  

From .  The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on fighting bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice against Muslim women. This is most crucial in these times where Hijab is being banned in some countries while in other countries, Muslim women are being targeted and harassed verbally and physically.



Program Planning Has Begun

Making course decisions now for next September is difficult enough (though required for a smooth transition process for the following year).  With the number of choices and options, the challenge is even more difficult.  We strongly encourage parents and students to take some time over the next little while to discuss course planning for next year.  With the tightness of the timetable, making changes after the timetable is built is difficult.



South Arm - Family Fun Day (February 17)




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

This section will have information from Ms. Millar (our Career Information Advisor).  Weekly updates will include information on Post Secondary Information as well as potential Scholarship Opportunities.