Strikers Weekly - Spring Break 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we return from Spring Break....

Thank you all for your support so far during this difficult year.  We know how challenging a time this has been for students and families.  Together, we should look back and be proud of how far our students have come.  Though it is clear from the health authorities that things are getting better, we all still need to be vigilent for just a bit longer.  

 

Hopefully you will all take some time during this upcoming break to rest, relax, and enjoy the time away from the routine of school.  

Just a reminder that the office will be closed for all of Spring Break.  Email will be checked sporatically during this time.

 

 

 

The February Grad Legacy Group organized a Grad Blood Drive.  Though it is March, grade 12 students continue to make this vital gift of blood.  Thanks to those Grads who have and who will be making a contribution and thanks to the February Legacy Group for organizing.  

 

 

 

Published Poets and Author

Congratulations Hardy and Clara.  Two students in Ms. McKenna's Creative Writing Class in Quarter Two submitted some of their work Hardy's poem and Clara's poem and short story.  Recently, both learned that they will be published in the June edition.  Though we cannot provide a glimpse of their work until it is published in June, at least we can celebrate the amazing writers.  Contratulations to both of you.

 

Updated April Calendar

Below please find a printable copy of the updated April Calendar.  As mentioned in previous newsletters, with the frequent updates to the calendar, we will republish the calendar prior to each month.  

 

 

Richmond Board of Education Strategic Plan

The Richmond Board of Education is pleased to present its 2020 – 2025 Strategic Plan to the Richmond community. The plan identifies areas of priority and sets a path forward for our entire school district for the next five years. It is the hope of the board that all members of the community will see themselves represented in our plan following an extensive consultation process with students and stakeholders. The board looks forward to implementing the plan in the coming years and encourages all members of the community to take the time to review the plan at sd38.bc.ca/strategicplan.

 

 

Free Rice - Play to Give (Repeat and Updated)

Hughmanitarians of McRoberts' FreeRice competition just started this week and will run until April 2nd. Freerice is an app that donates rice grains every time you play the game. This will be a grade vs. grade competition and the top players from the winning grade will receive PRIZES! Make sure to join your grade's group by using the group codes posted on our Instagram. Check out the McRoberts website or our Instagram @MCRhughmanitarian for more info!  Here is a link for a short video to get you started.

Group Codes 

  • HMS Grade 8: EE8Y3JKT 
  • HMS Grade 9: DHQL3XHT
  • HMS Grade 10: B46F9WKH
  • HMS Grade 11: R66DD6VG
  • HMS Grade 12: Q2E7LVUG

 

 

Convergence - Next Passion Speaker - Erin Cherban, Chief Clinical Researcher

 

 

Our next Passion Speaker Series is confirmed for March 31st from 4-5 PM. RSVP LINK.

 

Erin Cherban is the Chief Clinical Research Officer for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Canadian HIV Trials Network and the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences.  

 

The CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN) is a national network of clinical trial sites that has received continuous federal funding for the last 30 years.  The Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) is a multidisciplinary health research centre founded to pursue excellence in research through the rigorous evaluation, interpretation, and dissemination of health outcomes information. Erin’s expertise includes management of academic clinical research centres; protocol development; clinical trial project management; monitoring clinical trial sites; and collaborative leadership of multidisciplinary teams. Erin is actively involved in volunteer work to promote clinical research continuing education and professional development.

 

 

 

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE - THERE ARE TWO WEEKS WORTH OF UPDATES BELOW

 

Week March 15 – 19, 2021

 

*Note:  Grade 12 students, as always, and due to the current Covid19 situation be sure to check post-secondary/email accounts/websites often for any updates. Contact Post-Secondary Institutions directly with questions regarding your application/offer and they will best advise you. If you have not already done so, it is advisable that students apply to Colleges as soon as possible. *After applying to any Post-Secondary be sure to include them on your STS order form so they will be able to receive your marks electronically from the BC Ministry of Education.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates/order-a-high-school-transcript-or-certificate

 

Reminders Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:

Sep 24   UBC Application Portal Opened  https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/ssportal/apply.xhtml  DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC deadlines timeline: https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/dates-deadlines/

Oct 1   SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/  DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline:  https://www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/admission_scholarships.html

Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/admissions/application-deadlines/index.php

Oct 1   Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca

Oct 1   Langara College Applications Open. Apply via   https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/

Oct 1   KPU Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/

Oct 1   BCIT-most applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT Website:

https://www.bcit.ca/admission/

 

Grade 12 students! Scholarships usually require that students themselves apply directly online. Some do require school nomination consideration, and for these, forms must be submitted into Ms. Stone-Charlton by the in-school deadline. Nomination Consideration Forms:

https://mcroberts.sd38.bc.ca/news/2018/10/31/scholarship-reference-letter-application-forms

 

MAR 15-20 & 22-26   Ryerson March Break Virtual Open House - Students can attend academic program or faculty sessions, check out guided and interactive virtual tours of the. campus, and discuss the diverse student experiences they can expect to find in and outside of our classrooms. For info visit: https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/at-home/virtual-open-house/

 

MAR 15 - 20/21 University of Ottawa Spring Open House - Events will take place from Monday, March 15 to Saturday, March 20. These include customized activities based on the fields of study that students are interested in, steps in the admissions process, scholarships, financial aid, and experiential learning, all in an interactive online environment. Participants will be able to chat with current students, profs and uOttawa representatives, learn more about what to expect in fall 2021, take a guided virtual campus tour and browse virtual kiosks to download brochures and watch videos. See website to register:

https://www.uottawa.ca/undergraduate-admissions/admission-events/open-house?utm_source=GCwinter&utm_medium=email_en&utm_campaign=vsoh

 

MAR 15 - 19/21 EducationUSA SAT Boot Camp 

This is a five-session intensive camp for Canadian students who are preparing to take the SAT exam (ideally in Grades 10 or 11). These sessions are free of charge.
March 15, Session 1: Full-length Practice Test - this will be a live, proctored practice test
March 16, Session 2: The SAT in admissions - general information about the SAT, registration, and time management tips
March 17, Session 3: Reading Comprehension
March 18, Session 4: Math and Writing
March 19, Session 5: Full-length Practice Test - another practice test and a chance to practice your new skills!

It is best to attend all sessions, but it is okay to just come to the ones that you can. All sessions will be recorded, in case you are unable to make it. Details and to register: 

https://www.bigmarker.com/series/educationusa-canada-sat-boot/series_details

 

MAR 15/21 The Daneen Skilling Scholarship Deadline to Apply

The Manufacturing Safety Alliance of BC is pleased to offer a $2,500 scholarship and $500 bursary to students pursuing education in Occupational Health and Safety. The Daneen Skilling Scholarship is an annual award to honour Ms. Daneen Skilling, a dedicated and professional business and community leader in ensuring workplaces are safe and healthy. This award also includes support in obtaining a secondary practicum opportunity following successful completion of an accredited OHS degree, diploma, or certificate program with a minimum GPA of 3.5. In memory of safety auditor Julie Cole, a new bursary will be awarded for the first time in 2021 to a student who demonstrates financial need. Qualifications - Enrolled in an accredited Occupational Health and Safety program in BC (BCIT, UBC, SFU, UVIC, UNBC or Okanagan College) for 2021-2022 - Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in BC - Bursary applicants will provide financial need info For more info and the application visit: Scholarship Application https://safetyalliancebc.ca/daneen-skilling-scholarship/ Bursary Application https://safetyalliancebc.ca/julie-cole-bursary/

MAR 15/21 RE/MAX 2021 Quest for Excellence​ Scholarship - deadline to apply
The Quest for Excellence program is a bursary program for grade 12 domestic and international students in Western Canada. It was established by RE/MAX of Western Canada to recognize the success and ongoing pursuits of Western Canadian students in regard to leadership and community contribution initiatives. 16 bursaries of $1,000 each are being offered to qualifying Grade 12 students. In addition, each award includes a Certificate of Excellence signed by the Regional Executive Vice President of RE/MAX of Western Canada. Winners will be notified in April 2021. The Quest for Excellence is open to all Grade 12 students attending high school from September 2020 – June 2021. Grade 12 students may not have participated in graduation commencement ceremonies in the past. Applicants must be a resident of British Columbia. Students are to convey the contributions they have made to their communities in a short online essay, maximum 1,250 words. Key qualities students should demonstrate are leadership, motivation and communication skills. Other attributes may include volunteering, participation in charitable events or fundraising, and contributions that enrich the lives of others and their communities. The 2021 Quest for Excellence program is open for submissions until midnight Mar 15, 2021. Only online entries will be accepted. Visit:  https://blog.remax.ca/quest-for-excellence/

 

MAR 15 (of each year)  The Leonard Foundation Scholarship Deadline - The Leonard Foundation scholarships are awarded to students enrolled or enrolling in a first year undergraduate program as a full time student at a College or University in Canada.   All applicants will be considered, but when necessary, preference may be given to daughters or sons of ordained clergy, licensed elementary or secondary school teachers, Canadian military personnel, graduates of a Canadian Military College, members of the Engineering Institute of Canada and members of the Mining and Metallurgical Institute of Canada.  The value of the award is usually $1,000.00 for those who do not need to set up a second residence to attend university and $1,500.00 for those who do. These amounts may vary.  Apply Jan 2 - Mar 15. The application form is to be submitted through one of the Leonard Foundation's BC Nominators. For details email:  pamsauro@gmail.com  or visit: http://www.leonardfnd.org/

 

 

MAR 15/21 SFU Self-reporting closes for all other applicants. See website for more information: https://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/apply/applied/fall.html

 

MAR 15/21 UVic Self-Reporting Deadline If you're a current grade 12 student at a Canadian high school you must self-report your interim/final grade 11 and 12 marks or predicted IB grades through your UVic application. To self-report your grades, log into your profile in the UVic application portal using your NetLink ID or Applicant ID. After logging in, you’ll be able to check the status of your application and self-report your grades. All self-reported grades are subject to verification: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/admissions/how-to-apply/self-report-your-grades/index.php#:~:text=Self%2Dreporting%20opens%20on%20February,email%20from%20your%20admission%20assistant

 

MAR 15-30 LANGARA Online Course Planning Workshop Information Sessions for Grade 12 Students Attending in Fall 2021. All grade twelve students who have applied to Langara should be sure to attend at least one of the upcoming sessions listed below! Langara Counsellors will be hosting sessions with information regarding studying at Langara, course planning and registration, pre-requisites, the BC Transfer Guide and transfer to university. Students can then follow up with a Langara Academic Advisor should they have any questions.
Mar 15, 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/69853716334
Mar 18, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62546406888
Mar 23, 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62999020775
Mar 26, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62696357436
Mar 30, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/65469867725
Visit:
https://langara.ca/student-services/counselling/workshops-info-sessions/course-planning-sessions.html

 

MAR 15 /21 Vancouver Island Upcoming Webinars - Future Student Parent Night Event

For details and to register visit:   https://connect.viu.ca/recruitment-events

 

MAR 15/21 UVic Entrance Scholarships Based on Admission Average (no application required but students must self-report by Mar 15/21)  To be automatically considered for an entrance scholarship based on admission average a current Grade 12 Canadian secondary students, including international students completing a Canadian secondary school diploma and students who are an accelerated entry, MUST self-report their grade 12 marks by March 15/21. Details at: https://www.uvic.ca/registrar/safa/entrance-scholarships/apply/index.php

 

MAR 15/21 Young Conservationist Scholarship Program (YCSP) Deadline to A

The Young Conservationist Scholarship Program (YCSP) is a new program launching in 2021 to support youth who are interested in conservation and the environment. Participating youth will be given the resources and knowledge to make an impact in their communities while competing for a scholarship (Minimum $1000.00). The program requires youth to attend a 2-day conservation workshop in April where youth will meet with experts in the field of conservation and environmentalism and learn how to conduct community conservation projects. The goal of the 2-day workshop is to inspire participants to run their very own conservation projects. Youth will then meet every two months for additional lessons and to share the progress of their projects. In December 2021, participants will submit their final projects and accomplishments to a BCWF panel. All projects will be showcased at the 2022 BCWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Convention. The winning project will be announced in January 2022 where the winner will be invited to the AGM and present their project at the award gala where they will be presented with their scholarship. https://bcwf.bc.ca/young-conservationist-scholarship-program/ Note: The application is at the very bottom of the page. General in-take is now open. General applicants must apply by March 15th, 2021. 10 applicants will be chosen during the general in-take. [A second in-take period will take place in the summer, but applicants must participate in the youth conservation camp: Go Wild. The summer in-take, through Go Wild, will have 15 spots available**]. To apply youth be in grade 12 or below upon the 2021-2022 school year. Sponsored - Students can use Chris Lim as their sponsor Students then need to send a letter requesting a sponsorship. The letter should be addressed to: The Rod and Gun Club ATTN: Chris Lim 7891 Cambie Road Richmond BC V6X 1J7 Email address: chris.lim@bcwf.bc.ca

 

MAR 16 + at 4 PM Kwantlen Online Information Sessions for Parents 

Apr 14 -  7 PM  May 6 - 4:30 PM and June 1 - 7 PM  Register: https://www.kpu.ca/info-sessions

 

MAR 17 + Vancouver Island University Recruitment Zoom Drop-In Every Wednesday of the Month. VIU Recruitment is hosting a Zoom drop-in. Join Wednesdays between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and get your questions answered in a one-on-one session with a Recruitment Officer. Click here to join: https://viu.zoom.us/j/66608020912?pwd=TU5QL1ZXTW9EMkwwd293RUtJaXlqZz09

Password: 441587  |  Meeting ID: 666 0802 0912

 

MAR 17/21 5 AM to 1 PM UK University

The event for students aged 15-19, will feature over 100 exhibitors and a range of webinars. Also, there is an exciting new feature that will enable users to view virtual tours of university campuses.

Exhibitors will include the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Kings, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Kent, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Queen Mary, Leicester, Liverpool, Southampton, Sheffield, Surrey, Warwick, and York, and National Apprenticeships Service. To view the list of exhibitors, webinars, and to register visit:  https://ukunisearch.vfairs.com/

MAR 18 + LANGARA Online Course Planning Workshop Infor Sessions for Grade Twelve Students Attending Fall 2021. All grade twelve students who have applied to Langara should be sure to attend an upcoming session! Langara Counsellors will be hosting sessions with information regarding studying at Langara, course planning and registration, pre-requisites, the BC Transfer Guide and transfer to university. Students can then follow up with a Langara Academic Advisor should they have any questions.
Mar 18, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62546406888
Mar 23, 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62999020775
Mar 26, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62696357436
Mar 30, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/65469867725
For details visit:<br>
https://langara.ca/student-services/counselling/workshops-info-sessions/course-planning-sessions.html

 

MAR 20 – 22 Bishop’s University Virtual Open House

This 3-day drop in event is a wonderful opportunity for you to receive the most up to date information on specific programs, student life, admissions and much more at Bishop’s. There will be several online sessions to choose from; attend one or attend them all! To register go to: https://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/campus-tours-events/bu-open-houses-and-events/

 

For the latest post-secondary, events, and scholarship information, *Follow Ms. Millar’s face book page to receive notifications as soon as new information comes in! https://www.facebook.com/Career-Centre-Ms-Millar-Career-And-Post-Secondary-Information-356386054554867/?view_public_for=356386054554867

See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information:  https://portal.sd38.bc.ca/group/2jdxzsf/Pages/default.aspx#/=

 

 

Week March 22 – 26, 2021

*Note:  Grade 12 students, as always, and due to the current Covid19 situation be sure to check post-secondary/email accounts/websites often for any updates. Contact Post-Secondary Institutions directly with questions regarding your application/offer and they will best advise you. If you have not already done so, it is advisable that students apply to Colleges as soon as possible. *After applying to any Post-Secondary be sure to include them on your STS order form so they will be able to receive your marks electronically from the BC Ministry of Education.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates/order-a-high-school-transcript-or-certificate

 

Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:

Sep 24   UBC Application Portal Opened  https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/ssportal/apply.xhtml  DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC deadlines timeline: https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/dates-deadlines/

Oct 1   SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/  DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline:  https://www.sfu.ca/students/deadlines/admission_scholarships.html

Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/admissions/application-deadlines/index.php

Oct 1   Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca

Oct 1   Langara College Applications Open. Apply via   https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/

Oct 1   KPU Applications Open. Apply via https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/

Oct 1   BCIT-applications open-varies-check/apply via BCIT:  https://www.bcit.ca/admission/

*Grade 12’s - If you have not done so and are interested in attending, apply to College asap!

 

Grade 12 students! Scholarships usually require that students themselves apply directly online. Some do require school nomination consideration, and for these, forms must be submitted into Ms. Stone-Charlton by the in-school deadline. See Mc Robert’s Scholarship Application Forms on wall in Counselling Centre. Others require specific Nomination Consideration Forms, visit:

https://mcroberts.sd38.bc.ca/news/2018/10/31/scholarship-reference-letter-application-forms

 

MAR 20 – 22 Bishop’s University Virtual Open House Three Day Drop-In Event - A wonderful opportunity to receive the most up to date information on programs, student life, admissions and more at Bishop’s. There will be several online sessions, so attend one or all! To Register:  https://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/campus-tours-events/bu-open-houses-and-events/

 

MAR 22-30 LANGARA Online Course Planning Workshop Information Sessions for Grade 12 Students Attending Fall 2021. All grade twelve students who have applied to Langara should be sure to attend at least one of the upcoming sessions. Langara Counsellors will be hosting these with info regarding studying at Langara, course planning, registration, pre-requisites, BC Transfer Guide and transfer to university. Students can then follow up with an Academic Advisor should they have any questions.
Mar 23, 2021 3:30pm-4:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62999020775
Mar 26, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/62696357436
Mar 30, 2021 1:30pm-2:30pm https://langara.zoom.us/j/65469867725
Visit:
https://langara.ca/student-services/counselling/workshops-info-sessions/course-planning-sessions.html

 

MAR 22-26 Ryerson U March Break Virtual Open House

Students can attend academic program or faculty sessions, guided and interactive virtual tours of campus, and discuss the diverse student experiences students can expect to find in and outside of classrooms.  For more details visit:  https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/at-home/virtual-open-house/

 

 

MAR 22 – 26 CBC RADIO ONE CAREER FAIR FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS MARCH 22 – 26/21, 12:30 – 1 pm each day. To attend the Career Fair, students can tune in to BC Today with Michelle Eliot, who will be hosting the Career Fair featuring guests speaking about a variety of professions and opportunities. This could be of value to students, particularly those in Grades 11 and 12 (younger students can join, too!). There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions. Students can tune in on their local CBC Radio One or online at cbc.ca/listen

 

MAR 17 + Vancouver Island University Recruitment Zoom Drop-In Every Wed of the Month

between 10 AM-2 PM. Get your questions answered in a one-on-one session with a Recruitment Officer. Click here to join: https://viu.zoom.us/j/66608020912?pwd=TU5QL1ZXTW9EMkwwd293RUtJaXlqZz09

Password: 441587   Meeting ID: 666 0802 0912

 

MAR 23/21 5-6 PM Douglas College Nursing (Bachelor of Science) Program Online Information Session Douglas College's Faculty of Nursing is not direct-entry from secondary school. Post-secondary courses, such as in the Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants Program must be completed first before applying to the Douglas College Faculty of Nursing. Academic Foundations for Potential Nursing Applicants Admissions Requirements: General College Admission Requirements English 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*) Biology 11 or 12 or Life Sciences 11 or Anatomy and Physiology 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*) Foundations of Math 11 or 12 with a minimum grade of B (or acceptable substitution*) https://www.douglascollege.ca/program/ctafpn​ Attend the Nursing (Bachelor of Science) Program information session to learn more! For program details and to register for the session visit: https://www.douglascollege.ca/program/bsnurs

 

MAR 27/21 University of Guelph Virtual Campus Day

Attend Program and Student Service Information Sessions, Chat Live with current students, staff and faculty, and join our Live Virtual Guided Tours. Don't miss this perfect opportunity to see why U of G is the right fit for you! For details visit: https://admission.uoguelph.ca/campusday

Questions, contact admevent@uoguelph.ca or (519)-824-4120 x58713.

 

MAR 27/21 10 AM - 12:30 PM UBC Changing the World: Engineering the Future Virtual Event

High school girls* in grades 10-12 are invited to explore why engineering is an amazing career for women who want to change the world, help improve the lives of others and the environment around us, and who like teamwork and problem-solving. Learn about different types of engineering, chat with current students, hear from recent alumni and (virtually)- tour the campus. Free. Register at: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zC8bn7ep4sRWpD Visit:

http://women.engineering.ubc.ca/events/changing-the-world-engineering-the-future/

 

For the latest post-secondary, events, and scholarship information, *Follow Ms. Millar’s face book page to receive notifications as soon as new information comes in! https://www.facebook.com/Career-Centre-Ms-Millar-Career-And-Post-Secondary-Information-356386054554867/?view_public_for=356386054554867

See the Career Centre Website and Calendar for date-specific post-secondary, events, and scholarship information:  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.