Strikers Weekly - Week of May 9, 2021







We hope that all the Striker moms have a wonderful Mother's Day.  Make sure your kids find a way to spoil you rotten!








CMHA Mental Health Week (May 3rd to May 9th)

CMHA Mental Health Week 2021 – Fact Sheet About Mental Health Week 

• Every year since 1951, CMHA has hosted Mental Health Week in the first full week in May, making 2021 the 70th year. 

• This year, CMHA Mental Health Week is being observed May 3-9, 2021. 

• Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. 

• The core objective of Mental Health Week is to promote mental health because mental health is something we can promote and protect, not just something we can lose. 

• Visit for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week. 

• Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek. 


About the 2021 CMHA Mental Health Week campaign 

• The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is understanding our emotions. 

• Recognizing, labeling and accepting our feelings are all part of protecting and promoting good mental health for everyone. 

• Naming, expressing and dealing with our emotions—even when they’re uncomfortable—can make us feel better. 


A time of unprecedented stress and anxiety 

• People are experiencing unprecedented stresses and feelings of anxiety related to COVID-19. 

• 40% of Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic.





Shout Out of the Week!  


What is it?  Each week students can nominate peers or staff members who deserve recognition for something special they have done or achieved, or even just for being who they are!

Due to an overwhelming number of nominations, this week we had 3 Shout Out Finalists.  Congratulations to Ms. Yajima, Ashley S. and Ashley G.C.



McRoberts 5 Day CHEW Challenge


Starting Monday, May 10th, classes can sign up for the first ever McRoberts 5 Day CHEW Challenge.  CHEW stands for Community, Health, Education and Wellness, and is a group of staff and students who are exploring the question "How can we improve the feeling of community and connectedness at McRoberts?"  The focus is to create opportunities and activities in order to help students feel more connected to their school community, and create a feeling of belonging. 


Over the next couple of weeks, interested classes will participate in 5 activities to help us connect more with each other while improving our mental well-being. Activities are designed to be fun and safe.  Classes will submit pictures, that will be posted on our McRoberts Instagram.  Follow along for more!



In Search of Sugars...

Students in Mr. Rutherford's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Class were in search of sugars in various liquids.



McRoberts Idol

Though pandemic protocols have made this a very different event, STUCO has made the adjustments and McRoberts Idol continues.  A special congratulations to the all who submitted audition videos.  Now down to the "Top 8," you can catch the live performances (on the hour) via the McRoberts Student Council @mcrstuco page via IG Live.  Good luck to the final 8.


Need a bit of Academic Support


Aside from the 8:15 drop in Teacher Support (open to all students), we are very fortunate to have Human Services Students who are offering free tutoring for any student in need.


Organized by students, student tutors are available to provide support.  Simply connect to either of our two Human Services Students (emails above), and they will connect you with a free tutor (who will provide remote tutorial services) absolutely free of charge.  


Both the morning drop in with staff or the remote tutoring with students are effective ways to provide you the extra support you may need.


Mental Health and Wellness Club's Weekly Wellness Tip

Convergence - May Passion Speaker - Cody (Medical Student)

Cody is a 4th year medical student at UBC. He received his BSc in Pharmacology from UBC where he graduated as a Wesbrook scholar and recipient of the Carl Bradford Robertson scholarship, two of the University’s most prestigious designations. He is active in research having conducted work in pharmacogenomics at Stanford University. He is an author of over 30 academic publications and has given presentations at international conferences. He is also committed to medical education as an instructor with UBC’s Vancouver Summer Program, by sitting on several academic committees, and has created multiple educational modules for UBC’s medical program.



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


Week MAY 10 - 14, 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:

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!

Langara College:

Douglas College:


​Open to students entering Gr 11 or 12 in Sept 2021+any student returning to complete grad requirements.
Plumbing and Cooking held in SD38 schools and part of the program is spent with 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)
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.


MAY 10 + 26/21 Western University Next-Steps Presentations for Students Attending Fall 2021

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:


MAY 11 4:30PM  Kwantlen ‘How To Apply ‘Online Info Session

Register at:


MAY 11/21 BC Education & Career Fairs (ECF) Series. Virtually from 9 am – 3 pm PST. Students are invited to take part in this event and find out more about what is available for them after high school. They have over 45 exhibitors for students to speak to including post-secondary education institutions, industry associations, and Employers. To find out more information and to register please go to:


MAY 11 (ARTS or MUSIC) MAY 18 (SCIENCE) MAY 25 (JOURNALISM) The University of King's College (Halifax) Foundation Year Program (FYP) Webinars The University of King's College (Halifax) will be hosting three webinars on the Foundation Year Program and how it fits into arts, sciences and journalism degrees. Each degree pathway will have its own webinar and will feature Dr Daniel Brandes, the Director of the Foundation Year Program, and a faculty member from the featured program:

Students can RSVP at:

MAY 11/21   BCIT Interior Design Info Sessions Are you considering a career in Interior Design? Join one of these info sessions to learn about the many options! The Interior Design Department at BCIT offers an Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate, Kitchen and Bath Design Associate Certificate (NKBA Certified), Residential Interiors Diploma, Interior Design Diploma, and a CIDA accredited Bachelor of Interior Design. All Interior Design Programs start with the Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate (Year 1). The Interior Design Fundamentals Certificate program is offered in both a part-time and full-time format. The part‐time format allows students flexibility in the number of courses they take in any given term. All courses are offered in September, January and April, with limited offerings in the summer. Courses can be taken with classes in the day, in the evenings, or at weekends. The full-time format is a competitive entry process. Students have a reserved seat as they follow a fixed schedule of courses delivered during the day over three consecutive terms (eleven months), starting in September each year. Application dates for the full-time format for September 2021 are from April 15th to May 17th, 2021 only. *For future years, check the website for application dates. For more information, register for an info session below, and visit the BCIT Interior Design Website:


MAY 11 + 18/21 UBC Indigenous Spring Events

Events are 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:


May 12/21 + May 20/21 at 3:30 PM PDT University of New Brunswick Grade 11 Information Sessions

The University of New Brunswick will be hosting virtual event series during May for students finishing Gr 11, entering Gr 12 next year. These quick Zoom sessions are designed to help students plan out a successful Gr 12 year and pave the way to university admission. The events are a great opportunity to interact with UNB staff and students and get all questions answered on the spot. Each event will feature a draw for a UNB sweater and other prizes. You can register at:


MAY 13/21 12 PM PT Education USA Virtual Hockey Showcase

Learn about options to play hockey in the United States. This session will begin with an overview of hockey options, eligibility, and scholarship information. Then you will hear from 9 universities about their campuses, majors, and men's and women's hockey programs. The goal of this session is for students to learn both about both the academic information and athletic information from each campus so they can see what it is like to be a student-athlete at each university. Students will not be joining by mic or camera for this session. Registration is required:


MAY 13/21 at 5 PM PDT  U of Toronto Information Sessions for BC Students

Join to learn more about the University of Toronto! These webcasts will feature an overview of U of T, the three campuses, 700+ academic program options, and the wealth of opportunities offered inside and outside the classroom. You’ll also learn all about the application process and have a chance to ask all of your questions. After you submit your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with more details about how to access the webcast


MAY 14/21 The BCMEA Scholarships Deadline

Available to graduating Secondary School students. There are five $500.00 CAD scholarships available in the following categories: Concert Choir Concert Band Vocal Jazz Instrumental Jazz​ String Orchestra This opportunity is open to any student graduating in 2021 from a British Columbia Secondary School Music Program taught by a teacher who is currently a BCMEA member. Students should be able to perform at a very high level. Proof of graduation will be required before the awarding of the scholarship will be confirmed. For more information on how to apply go to:


MAY 15/21  9 -11 AM   SFU Next Steps: Getting Started at SFU Online Events *Important session if you will be attending SFU!

SFU is excited to offer the Next Steps series of online events to help support applicants over the next few months. Meet your faculty, current students, professors, and more as you start your SFU journey. For information and to Register for your Faculty Events visit:​


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.