Strikers Weekly - Week of February 9, 2020













Senior Day for the Senior Boys Basketball Team.  This was their final home game of the season.  For our seniors, this will be the final time playing here at McRoberts after five years of basketball.  Congratulations to all!




STUCO Spirit Week

Just a reminder of the STUCO Spirit Week ahead.  A special week to dig deep into your closet to show your McRoberts' Spirit!


Coronavirus Update


A few updates from the Ministry of Education regarding the Coronavirus.

  • The Provincial Health Officer is advising travellers who have been to Hubei province in the last 14 days to limit their contact with others for 14 days (self-isolation, stay at home) following arrival in Canada.
  • The Provincial Health Officer is also advising that anyone who is concerned they may have been exposed to, or are experiencing symptoms of, the coronavirus should contact their primary care provider, local public health office or call 811.
  • Translation services for 811 are available in more than 130 languages.


Reducing the risk The BC Centre for Disease Control recommends that to reduce the risk of exposure to novel coronavirus, individuals employ the same measures that are taken in relation to colds and flu:

  • Wash one’s hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and hot water (it is the single most effective way of reducing the spread of infection).
  • Practice other good hygiene habits: do not touch one’s face/eyes/mouth with one’s hands and cover one’s mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing (ideally with a disposable tissue or the crease of the elbow).
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched workspace surfaces. • Maintain good general health (eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, exercise in moderation).
  • Stay home if sick.
  • A new toll-free phone number (1-833-784-4397) has been established to answer questions from Canadians about the 2019 novel coronavirus. Service is available from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Behind the Scenes - Fruit and Veggie Crew 

While in some cases (like this week), the fruit (or veggies) that the students receive on a monthly basis "grow on trees," we have a dedicated crew who prep each month's treats.  A special thanks to the hard working crew of the Fruit and Vegetable Committee.  Your usung work is very much appreciated.



Planning for Pink Day 2020

The planning group working on the Pink Week Awareness and Celebration is hard at work.  Much more on this to come.



More Snow

Though we had some "Spring like" weather, this week reminded us that Winter is Still here.  Thanks for your patience and safety in getting our students safely to and from school.


Physical Education - Outside of the Box

Left: Not as gruesome as it sounds, students in Ms. Frier's and Mr. Kim's class had an opportunity to play a round of "archery tag."  While it looked a little intense, the event was a fun one for all.  Right: Ms. Nicholson's PE class had a chance to lace up the skates and play a little hockey at the Richmond Ice Centre



Ms. Matheos' Students Creating Their Own Flying Buttresses

From Ms. Matheos: Today we had an interactive Socials 8 class.  We are just wrapping up our unit on the Late Middle Ages and while examining Gothic architecture, we tried creating our own flying buttresses (these are massive supports that hold up tall, heavy walls).  Students created an "arch" with their arms that was easily dismantled by a student hanging off their arms.  However, when you put "support" behind the arches, they become stronger and (in theory) can hold up that same student.  Where we failed in support strength we made up in enthusiasm. :)



McRoberts Grade 10 Art Part of National Showcase in Alberta

From Ms. A. Miller: "Fast Food" has been selected to be exhibited in the Alberta University of the Arts - 2020 Show Off! High School Art Exhibition. Alex's piece, along with carefully selected work from other high school students across Canada, will be showcased at ACAD March 11-23, 2020. 


Artist statement

Fast Food is a still life using conte, with a twist incorporated into it by the placement of a plastic fast food sauce container. To me, it symbolizes bad food choices we are becoming familiarized with. I chose to use the traditional still life, juxtaposing the plastic, because the container looks disguised. If you were to glance over the still life in passing, the container would be hardly noticeable with all the vegetables around it, which makes me think, fast food has become so integrated and a part of today’s society that we don’t really realize just how much is actually out there and how much we actually consume. -Alex



Student Led Conferencing

Students sharing their learning, their progress to date, and specific plans moving forward are all a part of Student Led Conferencing.  Mme. Mainville's students had the opportunity to meet and share this past Parent Teacher Conference.


Resilience - Free Screening (February 26)






South Arm - Family Fun Day (February 17)




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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.