Strikers Weekly - Week of November 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Already November.  Fall is in full swing.  Have a great week ahead.

 

 

 

 

October's Video of the Month. 

(If you are looking for other "Videos of the Month," they can be found under the "School Information" top tab.)

 

 

 

Daylight Saving Time Ends - "Fall Back"

Just a reminder, Daylight Saving Time Ends on Sunday November 3rd.  Don't forget to change your clocks... enjoy the extra hour of sleep.

 

Notice anything?

Though black is a common colour (shade) for clothing, Tuesday we saw a bit more than usual (at least for our grade 12's).  Tuesday was "Colour Wars," a STUCO Spirit Day.  The grade 12's were given black.  

 

 

Senior Boys - Soccer Playoffs

Congratulations to the Senior Boys Soccer team as they have won their first round playoff match in the newly created South Fraser Zone.  Good luck to the team as they continue on their road to the Provincials.

 

 

McRoberts Hoodies and Long Sleeve T's on Sale Now (For a Limited Time)

As you may have already seen on the website, click here for the full post (which includes online ordering information and printable order forms), Hoodies and Long Sleeve T's will be on sale for one week only.  Sales close online on Monday November 11th (11:59pm) and in person Friday November 8th at 4pm.

 

 

UBC Information Session

Students had the opportunity to spend a lunch hour learning the opportunities and options for post secondary at UBC.  This is one of the many lunch time post secondary opportunities for our students.

 

 

Halloween at McRoberts

Staff did not want to be left out of the fun...

It was a fun day for Strikers.  Dressed up and ready to... learn. 

 

 

Reflections of a Career Prep Student

Term One Reflections are something that all Career Preparation Students submit.  Career Preparation is a course where hours are not spent in a classroom, but rather, out on work placements.  Recently Cassandra S., an aspiring vet,  has turned in her reflections.  Ms. Swali was kind enough to share this (with Cassandra's consent).  Hopefully this will shed some light into the possibilities that Career Prep can provide for students.

 

The more that I volunteer at Little Paws Animal Hospital, the more new experiences and and the more opportunities I am given; I continue to feel very fortunate for my position and am always eager for my next shift.

While volunteering at Little Paws Animal Hospital, I have learnt and seen more than just medical procedures and general hospital maintenance. I’ve learnt that running a clinic is more then just treating the patients, but that it is also a business, and businesses don’t always have agreeable and polite clients.

One evening, we had one client who was disagreeing with the price of a procedure, and stayed over an hour fighting with the veterinarians and technicians over her invoice. As a future veterinarian, I will have to learn how to deal with difficult clients, and develop very good people skills.

I’ve also gotten to participate/learn from unique procedures. One day, they removed the eye of a rabbit. The eye had become infected due to a scratch, and ended up “killing” the eye. The eye had to be removed to prevent infection from spreading to the rest of the rabbits’ body.

The doctor left the eyeball, as well as the eye lids and everything else that was removed during the surgery, intact so that I could perform my own biopsy on it. 

It was incredibly fascinating to observe where the infection had settled in, and how badly the cornea was damaged. I also got to review my knowledge from grade 8, since we had studied the eye and done a dissection on a cow’s eye. The eye of the rabbit was much smaller than the cows, and I got to examine its eye lids, found the optic lens, and got to open up the eye ball. I also learnt how to use surgical instruments.

The more that I volunteer at Little Paws Animal Hospital, the more new experiences and and the more opportunities I am given; I continue to feel very fortunate for my position and am always eager for my next shift.

While volunteering at Little Paws Animal Hospital, I have learnt and seen more than just medical procedures and general hospital maintenance. I’ve learnt that running a clinic is more then just treating the patients, but that it is also a business, and businesses don’t always have agreeable and polite clients.

One evening, we had one client who was disagreeing with the price of a procedure, and stayed over an hour fighting with the veterinarians and technicians over her invoice. As a future veterinarian, I will have to learn how to deal with difficult clients, and develop very good people skills.

I’ve also gotten to participate/learn from unique procedures. One day, they removed the eye of a rabbit. The eye had become infected due to a scratch, and ended up “killing” the eye. The eye had to be removed to prevent infection from spreading to the rest of the rabbits’ body.

The doctor left the eye ball, as well as the eye lids and everything else that was removed during the surgery, intact so that I could perform my own biopsy on it. 

It was incredibly fascinating to observe where the infection had settled in, and how badly the cornea was damaged. I also got to review my knowledge from grade 8, since we had studied the eye and done a dissection on a cow’s eye. The eye of the rabbit was much smaller than the cows, and I got to examine its eye lids, found the optic lens, and got to open up the eye ball. I also learnt how to use surgical instruments.

 

 

 

For the latest information, check the Career Centre District Website regularly at: https://portal.sd38.bc.ca/group/2jdxzsf/Pages/default.aspx#/=

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.