Strikers Weekly - Week of May 30, 2021












The end of this year is just around the corner.  Just five more weeks of classes and this group of grade 12's will be McRoberts Graduates.  




McRoberts Students to Play in Prestigious MusicFest Canada


From the Richmond News:

For the full story, click this LINK.

... Meanwhile, two McRoberts band students, trumpeter Zephyr Clarke and drummer Thomas Vigneras, will play at MusicFest Canada as part of the Conn Selmer Centrestage Jazz Band, one of the most elite events, explained that school’s band teacher Jamie Carter.

Both Clarke and Vigneras have also been accepted to the McGill jazz program – the most prestigious jazz program in Canada and one that is considered on par with many top American music programs, Carter explained.

“The kids are being really, really resilient — auditioning during a pandemic,” he said.

Clarke and Vigneras will be joining a “crew” of Richmond School District grads studying at the McGill jazz program.

“We’re getting quite a foothold in the school there,” Carter said.

In the past few years, students from McRoberts have gone on to Berkeley, Juilliard and other well-known music schools.

Carter also credits the success of his students to the school district for keeping a strong elementary band program and supporting music....



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Week MAY 31 – JUN 3, 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! Douglas and Langara Colleges, BCIT, KPU are still accepting applications for some programs!


​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 30/21 Thompson Rivers University BEng in Software Engineering Extended Application Deadline. Admission requirements are 67% or higher in: ENGL 12, Pre-Calc 12, CHEM 11, PHYSICS 11 (only). BEng in Software Engineering Program offers small cohorts, an achievable admission requirement package, the only SENG program outside the lower mainland and an Engineering Degree at an affordable cost. Courses for Fall 2021 will be on-campus! It’s a competitive program so students must apply now:






MAY 31/ 21 Betty Spalton Scholarships Deadline

The Betty Spalton Trust Fund was established to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. This is merit-based and awards the successful candidate(s) $1,500 to be used for study and living expenses. Criteria:
•Any student entering or continuing studies leading to a career in road building, road maintenance or heavy construction.
•Preference will be given to students who are female and/or members of minority groups.
•Program of study may be either full or part time at any B.C. college, university, technical or trades institute.
•All applicants must be Canadian citizens.
Applications should include: essay, transcript, and resume. See the link for details.


MAY 31/21 Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary Deadline
The Lisa Huus Memorial Fund provides bursaries up to $5000 annually per recipient, to assist persons with disabilities to undertake or continue their post-secondary education for academic credit at the University of Victoria or other accredited post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. Bursaries may be used for items such as tuition fees, textbooks, equipment, transportation, residence, and support worker costs. 
For details and to apply visit:


MAY 31/21 Luke Santi Memorial Award Deadline

$1,000 x 1. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Have a minimum 80% average overall. B) Demonstrate a passion for physics outside of the normal academic environment (e.g. being a member of a local amateur astronomy club, volunteering with a physics association, etc). Applications can be found by going to:


MAY 31/21 MADD Canada Youth Bursary Fund Deadline

$8,000 x 3 Awards. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a Canadian citizen who has been severely injured or who has had a parent (or legal guardian), or sibling killed or severely injured as a result of an impaired driving crash. B) Be enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program in the fall. Applications can be found by going to:


MAY 31/21 Retail Education Scholarship - deadline to apply

20 scholarships are available. For detailed information on how to apply for the 2021 Retail Education Scholarship visit:

Note: This scholarship program is for students who are enrolled in or applying to retail, business, marketing or any other program that has ties to the retail industry post-secondary programs in September 2021. If you are not in one of these programs or attending school in Fall 2021, your application will NOT be considered.


- Enrolled full-time or part-time at a Canadian college or university in Fall 2021

- Pursuing a retail, business or marketing/design-related program

- Currently working part-time or full-time within the retail industry

To apply:

- Complete the online application and release form – Application form on RCC’s Website:

- Provide an official transcript from either a high school or post-secondary institution

- Provide a reference letter (200 words max) from current employer that includes the following:

- Applicant's demonstrated and continued commitment to the retail industry

- Ways in which the applicant has distinguished him/herself from other employees

- Reasons explaining why the applicant is deserving of this scholarship

- Current employer/supervisor contact information

- Write an Essay - topic can be found here:


MAY 31/21 Distributed Learning courses for the purposes of admission must be 100% complete


JUN 1/21 Odenza Vacations Scholarship Deadline

$500 x 1 Award. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2021. B) Submit an answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2021 deadline. C) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. For details:


JUNE 1/21 Application Opens for UBC Academic Essentials Program running JUL 5/21 to AUG 12/21 - If you’ve accepted your offer from either UBC Okanagan or UBC Vancouver, you’re able to register for Academic Essentials. This free program prepares you for your UBC classes by taking part in our Academic Essentials courses before you begin your first term. These online courses let you learn the skills you’ll need for UBC at your own pace and give you a solid foundation to build on in September. UBC offers a number of courses as part of the program. You can choose to study Reading and Writing at University, Readiness for University Mathematics, Live Well to Learn Well, or all three. These online courses are not for credit and are offered free of cost. Each allows you to access a library of online material to learn in your own time, while also offering contact hours with Undergraduate Academic Assistants.
Registration for Academic Essentials opens on June 1 go to:


JUN 1/21 Scouts Canada Scholarship Program Deadline 6,000 X 17 Awards. To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a motivated youth whom, with the help of their Scouting experiences, have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and a desire to create a better world. B) Be entering or continuing full-time studies at a Canadian university or college. C) Show community leadership and contributions outside of scouting. Applications can be found by going to:


JUN 1/21 KPU will still give students priority course registration dates if they apply before the deadline of June 1. If you are interested in attending KPU this fall, it’s not too late to receive priority registration dates for an open intake program if you meet all the admission requirements. The deadline to apply and complete applications (including paying confirmation deposit) for priority registration is June 1st. Applications will continue to be accepted past June 1st but students will not receive priority registration. To apply:


JUN 1/21 Camp Ignite Deadline

Camp Ignite is a Not-for-Profit annual mentorship program run by female firefighters from throughout British Columbia. Founded in 2010, Camp Ignite is a program geared towards female participants in Grades 11 and 12. The mission is to provide strong role models and add a venue to empower young women to challenge themselves while learning new skills in a unique team environment that focuses on the firefighting profession. For Information see the website at  or email


JUN 1/21 7 PM Kwantlen Online Information Sessions for Parents
Topics include:
-Understanding academic terminology
Students’ rights in University vs. High School  
-Admission requirements/how to apply/open vs limited.
-Planning Ahead  
-Grad outcomes
-How to finance their future
-Concurrent studies
Register at:


JUN 1/21 Early Bird Registration Deadline. JUN 15/21 (5:30 AM to 1:30 PM) - Event Date

Skills Canada Virtual National Competition and Exhibits Registration is Now Open Registration is FREE. A great opportunity for students to explore trade careers. Mike and Sherry Holmes will be there virtually. Learn about the career opportunities within the skilled trades. View highlight videos of competitors across Canada. Engage with industry and education representatives. Attend interactive sessions and demonstrations. Learn about the importance of the 9 Essential Skill. See highlights and demonstrations in 45 skilled trade and technology careers​. There are fantastic prizes to be won and an early bird prize for registering classes or individual registration prior to June 1. To register go to:


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.