Strikers Weekly - Week of April 11, 2021











The end of the Applied Skills Rotation means a time to test their creations.  Students in Mr. Looney's Tech 8 Class had a chance to fire their catapults they made in a spirited but controlled altercation.




Spoiler Alert - Mothers of Grade 8's, Avert Your Eyes

Students in Mr. Beresford's Wood 8 Class were finishing up their final touches for a special project they hope to share soon.  



Eye Dissection

Though not something for everyone, most students in Mr. Rutherford's Science class took the opportunity to do some hands-on exploration of a cow's eye in Science 8.  After overcoming the initial apprehension, students took advantage of the opportunity to compare what they have in their hands to what they have learned in their texts.


Youth SWIS Activites for April








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


Week April 12-16, 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.


Among Post-Secondary Institutions Applications:

Sep 24   UBC Application Portal Opened  DEC 1 Deadline to apply for early application, Entrance Awards consideration. JAN 15 UBC Regular Deadline to apply. UBC deadlines timeline:

Oct 1   SFU Application Portal Opens. Apply via  DEC 15 Deadline for Awards. JAN 31 Regular Deadline to apply. SFU deadlines timeline:

Jan 31 UVic Deadline to apply. UVic Deadlines:

Oct 1   Douglas College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   Langara College Applications Open. Apply via

Oct 1   KPU Applications Open. Apply via

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

*Grade 12’s - If you are interested in attending a College, be sure to apply 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:



Extended: From Feb 26/20 to END OF APRIL and PLUMBING and COOKING to END OF MAY
​Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in September 2021 + any student returning to complete grad requirements.
Plumbing and Cooking are held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with our partner post-secondary school (PSI).
Other 12 programs are full-time at a PSI (semester)​.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - M BCIT (Richmond Campus)
Auto – Collision Repair (VCC)
Auto – Refinishing Prep Technician (VCC)
Baking & Pastry Arts (VCC)
Carpentry (BCIT)
Construction Electrician (BCIT)
Joiner (Cabinetmaker) BCIT
Metal Fabrication (BCIT)
Millwright (KPU)
Commercial Painting (FTI)
Sheet Metal Worker (BCIT)
Welding (KPU)
The district PAYS the post-secondary TUITION; students get high school and post-secondary course credit. Information and forms are available at:

The SD38 Career Programs office is happy to Zoom with any students/parents to chat about programs. Just email requests to:​  to set up a Zoom meeting.


APR 12 - 16/21  EducationUSA SAT Boot Camp

This is a five-session intensive for Canadian students who are preparing to take the SAT exam (ideally in Grades 10 or 11). These sessions are free of charge. April 12, Session 1: Full-length Practice Test - this will be a live, proctored practice test April 13, Session 2: The SAT in admissions - general information about the SAT, registration, and time management tips April 14, Session 3: Reading Comprehension April 15, Session 4: Math and Writing April 16, 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:


APR 12/21 (3:00PM PST) - University of Guelph Info Session for Grade 10 & 11 Students - Calling all Grade 10 and 11 students! Start your journey now to becoming a University of Guelph Gryphon! You are invited to a comprehensive U of G presentation that will cover everything from academic programs and admission requirements to scholarships, student services, residence accommodation and athletics. At the end of the presentation, there will be a chance to have your questions answered:


APR 13, 20, 27, MAY 4, 11 & 18/21  UBC Indigenous Spring Events  for Admitted Indigenous Students. A number of events that will welcome you to UBC and its Indigenous community. Take part in fun activities with our Indigenous student ambassadors, meet your new classmates, and learn more about what it’s like to be an Indigenous student at UBC. Event details and how to register at:


APR 13 - APR 17/21  UBC Future Student Conference For International Students The UBC Future Student Conference is five days that connect professors, advisors, and current students with offer-holders like you. Visit:


APR 14/21 KPU Wilson School of Design Programs Online Information Sessions Are you interested in learning about these Wilson School of Design Programs? Attend a session to learn more! ​APR 14/21 5 PM Fashion Design & Technology Online Information Session For details and to register visit: APR 14/21 7 PM Technical Apparel Design Online Information Session For details and to register visit:


APR 14/21  Kwantlen Information Sessions for Parents and Supporters - Online Apr 14/21 - 7 PM May 6/21 - 4:30 PM June 1/21 - 7 PM Register at:


APR 15/21 Grade 12 Students 2021 BC Tech Scholarship - Up to 3 x $2,500 for grade 12 graduates entering post-secondary. Show passion for the technology sector, involvement in the tech community, and desire to leave a mark in the future of technology; Be accepted into a publicly funded, BC-based post-secondary educational institution in a minimum 2-year program beginning September 2021*; Be a permanent resident, landed immigrant or Canadian citizen; and Have a minimum 3.2 GPA. To apply for the BC Tech Scholarship, you will need to provide the following required documentation: Proof of enrolment / post-secondary acceptance letter; Academic transcripts; Two (2) reference letters addressed to the BC Tech Association; A copy of your current resume; An essay (max. 1000 words – worth 100%) describing: Your experiences, passion, and involvement in the technology sector; academic achievements; career aspirations; how this scholarship will help you to achieve your goals. * Graduating Grade 12 students who have not yet received a letter of enrolment are still eligible to apply. Once shortlisted, proof of enrolment will be required by 15 April 2021. To apply and further criteria go to:


APR 15/21 (4:00 pm)  KPU Entrance Scholarship and Awards Deadline – Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in Fall 2021 are invited to apply for KPU Major entrance scholarships. International Students who can provide transcripts and required documentation can also apply for consideration. KPU Major Entrance Scholarships -The President's Scholarship ($20,000) -The Merit Scholarship ($5,000) -The Indigenous Entrance Scholarship ($5,000) -Donor-funded Entrance Awards ​Only one online application is required to be completed in order to be considered for any of the Fall awards. For complete details and the application process visit:


APR 15/21  Public Guardian and Trust of British Columbia Educational Assistance Fund Bursary Deadline to Apply (submit completed applications to the Public Guardian and Trustee) To apply for this educational assistance bursary, applicants must be over the age of 19 years and must have been permanent wards of the Superintendent of Family and Child Service in the Ministry of Social Services and Housing/or its successors, and who meet the criteria deemed appropriate by the Trustee." Consideration will be given to financial needs, past marks, and stated career goals. Applicants are required to attach a copy of their most recent transcript and encouraged to provide reference letters in support of their suitability for their chosen career. Applicants will be advised of the status of their application by mid-July. For complete details, visit:


APR 15/21  UNBC Entrance Awards For High School Students Extended Deadline For high school students applying to the 2021/2022 academic year, the application deadline for general entrance scholarships, bursaries, and awards has been extended, from March 1st, 2021 to April 15th, 2021. For more information, please visit Awards and Financial Aid website:


APR 15/21 Young Innovator Showcase Competition Entry Deadline  Attention young innovators! The Science Fair Foundation BC is here to help you refine your innovative ideas and showcase your solutions to industry, academia and investors as a part of the Youth Innovation Showcase. If you’re a young innovator from the province of BC or the Yukon and are between the ages of 12 to 24, we want to hear from you! Youth from all areas of BC and the Yukon are invited to take part in monthly virtual mentorship workshops, founder talks and site tours. We’ve brought together experts from different innovative industries to answer your questions and help you succeed! Over the course of the year, you can refine your ideas, products and pitches and submit them as a part of the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase for a chance to win on of three $5,000 awards! ​The Innovate BC Young Innovator scholarship will be available at regional science fairs throughout British Columbia this year which will be held virtually..
February 15/21 - Registration Opens April 15/21 - DEADLINE - Register & Submit 45 second selfie pitch video  More info at:


APR 15 UNBC Programs Application Deadline extended to April 15th for -Civil Engineering (BASc) -Environmental Engineering (BASc) -Environmental Engineering (BASc) (Joint UNBC and UBC) Deadline may be extended if all offers have not been accepted UNBC Programs Continually Accepting Applications on a Rolling Basis: -Bachelor of Arts (BA) -Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) -Bachelor of Planning (BPl) -Bachelor of Science (BSc) To check the latest update on application deadlines, please visit Application Deadlines website:

deadlines JULY 31/21 - Deadline to Use UNBC EPBC Application Waiver Codes Students interested in applying to UNBC who may face financial barriers with paying the application fee are able to use the following waiver code before July 31, 2021. Students apply through EducationPlannerBC. Students can use the code UNBCSuccess2021 (not case sensitive) to apply for free ($35.70 waiver, no cash value)


APR 15, 28, MAY 10 & 26  Western University Next-Steps Presentations - Wish you had a checklist of what you need to do after you get an offer of admission? This presentation is for you. Learn exactly what needs to happen between now and your first day of class. Can't join a live session or still have questions? Watch a recording from a previous Next Steps presentation or send a message. Details at:


APR 17/21 CouponBirds Help To Save Scholarship - $1,200 – 6 Awards Deadline To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a current high school or college student. B) Be at least 15 years old and provide an enrollment certificate from the school you will attend. For details:

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!

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

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.