Striker's Weekly - Week of September 26, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grad Kick Off... first Grad Event of the year.  Good friends, good weather, and a chance to reconnect.  A simple but fun event.

 

 

 

 

NOTE - Timetable Change for Next Week

Please note, whenever a holiday or non-instructional day falls on either a Wednesday or Thursday, in order to allow each of the PLT/Two Block Days to run, we will be modifying our calendars.  As a result, our timetable will change for this week to accommodate this.  PLT/2 Block Days will run on Tuesday and Wednesday as Thursday September 30th is a holiday (National Day of Truth and Reconciliation).

 

Note: During Collaboration Days this year (always during PLT Time) students are welcome to be in the school.  There will be, however, less opportunities during this time to access staff during these days.

 

Collaboration Days will be:

  • September 28th
  • October 28th
  • November 24th
  • January 27th
  • February 23rd
  • March 31st
  • April 27th
  • May 26th

 

September Professional Development

Though it is always sad not to have students at the school, our staff took advantage of this month's professional development day looking at Indigenous Teaching Methods and Strategies, Communicating with Microsoft Teams as well as learning a little bit about Proficiency Based Grading.  All will require more time and more thought as we move forward.

 

 

Pick Up and Drop Offs

Though we are sounding like we are continually repeating ourselfves, we continue to get parents concerned about challenges around our drop off and pick up times.  While we know student safety is always a concern for parents, we also recognize that the congestion during drop off and pick up times increases the number of vehicles and pedestrians in a confined area.  This increases the risk for all involved.  

 

We would ask all parents to be particularly careful during times of increased congestion.  If you can drop off or pick up outside of the peak times (even by 10-15 minutes), this will ease the burden for all involved.  This may involve having students arrive a bit earlier or leave a bit later.  The reduced number of cars at peak time, will however, increase the level of safety. 

 

If you must pick up or drop off during these times, we would ask you to excercise patience.  The biggest cause of concern are cars that try to bypass other cars in getting to an intended spot cutting off cars in the process.  

 

 

Grade 8 Day

On Friday, October 1, Teachers and Student Leaderships will be hosting 'Grade 8 Day'. Grade 8 classes will be cancelled for that day to create an opportunity for students to learn together as a grade, to understand more about the McRoberts community, and to set goals for their first year of high school. Students are asked to report to the Old Gym when they arrive at 8:30 am. Lunch will be provided for students. There will be more information posted at the main entrance of the school on the day of the event.

 

 

International Homestays Wanted

 

The Richmond School District is seeking short and longer term homestays for international students from over 30 countries starting immediately. We have over 20 years of experience supporting students and homestays in the Richmond area.  Get in touch with our homestay department to learn more about how you can welcome an international student into your home.

 

 

Grade 12 Student and Parent Information Sessions

Just a reminder to grade 12 students and parents, counsellors have put together important information which can be found under the "Student" top tab, "Grad 2022," and "Grade 12 Student and Parent Information."

 

Student Information Meeting

  • September 28th am 9am to 10am 
  • September 29th 9am to 10am 

 

Parent Information Night

  • September 28th - 6:30pm to 7:30pm 

 

 

Last Chance - Store Closes on October 4th

 

If you have not ordered your gear yet, click the link to check out the McRoberts Strikers Gear for this year.  

https://strikersapparel.itemorder.com/sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

Week September 27 – 30, 2021

A reminder to grade eleven and twelve students and their parents to check the Career Centre Website Calendar often for date-specific information updates and Like and Follow Ms. Millar’s Career Centre Facebook Page to receive notifications. See Post-Secondary Websites for the latest information and updates. Post-secondary information events for students and their parents are Virtual and online at this time. Post-Secondary Advisors will be available to follow up with any questions you may have.

*Grade twelve students most post-secondary applications open at the start of October. U VIC opened Sept 15/21. There is a General Timeline posted on Ms. Millar’s Facebook Page. See the Post-Secondary Websites for post-secondary program admission requirements and for any application/deadline updates. Attend the Virtual Online Post-Secondary information sessions to learn more!

SEPT 27 – 30, OCT 2, 4, 5/21 various dates 2021 Canadian Universities Event for Students (CUE)

Approximately 50 universities from across Canada participate in this event. By participating in this event students may discover new schools they have not yet considered. CUE 2021 will be hosted entirely online at their previously established website, https://cuebc.org/.

Monday, September 27th, 4-7pm PT

Tuesday, September 28th, 4-7pm PT

Wednesday, September 29th, 4-7pm PT

Thursday, September 30th, 4-7pm PT

Saturday, October 2nd, 10am-1pm PT

Monday, October 4th, 4-7pm PT

Tuesday, October 5th, 4-7pm PT

To register visit:  https://cuebc.org/register/

 

SEPT 29/21 + various dates Loran Scholarship Application Information Webinars specifically for interested applicants to learn more about the Loran Award and hear from Loran Scholars:  Student Webinar 2: Sept. 29 @ (3:00 pm Pacific time) To register: see: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/5016299870855/WN_KKzcHaEPSv-Nq-92y5dlUg  For more details regarding awards break down, eligibility criteria and how to apply visit: https://loranscholar.ca/becoming-a-scholar/  OCT 13/21 Loran Deadline to Apply Online

 

SEPT 27- Sept 30/21 Ryerson University Virtual Open House
A full week of live, virtual programming designed to help students learn about various programs, explore the campus and meet the community to experience RU has to offer. Visit the website to select the day you wish to participate.
https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/future-student-events/open-house/?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ro-ugrad_guidance_open_house_1_f2021&utm_content=open_house_button

OCT 1 & 2/21 Ryerson University Virtual Open House A full week of live, virtual programming designed to help students learn about various programs, explore the campus and meet the community to experience RU has to offer. Visit the website to select the day you wish to participate. 

 https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/future-student-events/open-house/?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ro-ugrad_guidance_open_house_1_f2021&utm_content=open_house_button

SEPT 27, 28, Oct 4/21 Langara College Virtual Info Session for Students and Parents

Langara is the leading university transfer college in BC! Langara offers University level classes at reduced tuition, smaller classes sizes, and incredible student supports available both virtually and on campus. Want to know more? Attending our Virtual High School Presentation via Zoom. Information about Programs, Services, Entrance Scholarships, Admissions, and more will be covered at the presentation.

Monday, Sep 27: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. To join click  https://langara.zoom.us/j/68158119077#success

Tuesday, Sep 28: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. To join click:  https://langara.zoom.us/j/68158119077#success

Monday, Oct 04: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. To join click: https://langara.zoom.us/j/68158119077#success

 

SEPT 27 Education USA Application & Financing Info Session September 27, 9:00 am ET - Application Review and Financial Aid at Harvard College, Pomona College, Stanford University, and Wellesley College. Registration closes one hour prior to the event. University-hosted event.​ https://apply.stanford.edu/register/fall21_intl1

SEPT 27, 28 OCT 4 + /21 UofT Webinar for Prospective Students- various dates/topics

For details and to register visit: https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/portal/webcasts

SEPT 28/21 KPU Info Session for Richmond Students 4-5 PM

Attention all Richmond High School students! This KPU Info Session is special just for you!

Like most students thinking about university, you might have questions! We are ready to answer.  Join for an informative virtual information session to learn more about programs, admissions and what Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) has to offer.

All attendees will be put into a draw for a chance to win $500 towards your tuition at KPU.  Hope to see you there!  Please use this link to register for your session: https://www.kpu.ca/future-students/kpu-virtual-presentations-registration

SEPT 29/21 KPU Info Session for Richmond Students 4-5 pm  Please use this link to register for your session: https://www.kpu.ca/future-students/kpu-virtual-presentations-registration                               OCT 1/21- KPU Info Session for Richmond Students 4-5 pm  Please use this link to register for your session: https://www.kpu.ca/future-students/kpu-virtual-presentations-registration 

SEPT 28/21 KPU Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing Online Information Session at 5:00-6:00 PM The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing programs have new admission requirements beginning with the Fall 2022 intake. These changes are to give students more flexibility in which courses they can take to meet the entry requirements to apply for nursing at KPU. Entry to these programs will move from the current declaration model to an admission model whereby qualified students will apply to their program of choice.  https://www.kpu.ca/info-session/health/bsn/sept-28

SEPT 28/21 at 5:00 PM U of T Online  Application Workshop for BC Students and Outside of Ontario
https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/portal/webcasts

 

SEPT 29/21 Discover UVic 4-5 pm  Are you thinking about studying at UVic, then join for an online event to learn what it truly means to be a UVic student. You’ll explore the possibilities of what a UVic education has to offer. Hear about co-op programs and why hands-on learning is so important, how you can engage with your surroundings, and how the UVic community can inspire you to succeed. Register here: https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/#ipn-discover-uvic

 

OCT 1 & 2/21 Ryerson University Virtual Open House A full week of live, virtual programming designed to help students learn about various programs, explore the campus and meet the community to experience RU has to offer. Visit the website to select the day you wish to participate.  https://www.ryerson.ca/admissions/undergraduate/future-student-events/open-house/?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ro-ugrad_guidance_open_house_1_f2021&utm_content=open_house_button

 

OCT 1/21 BCIT Opens for Applications See website for details: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/

 

OCT 1/21 Douglas Opens for Applications See website for details: https://www.douglascollege.ca/

 

OCT 1/21 Kwantlen Opens for Applications See website for details: https://www.kpu.ca/?gclid=CjwKCAjwy7CKBhBMEiwA0Eb7aub9tskp5XeFzGKnHx3e_LbnN9bflBqGQXfkIBz5V2ezDYhbCgGf5hoCzBsQAvD_BwE

 

OCT 1/21 Langara Opens for Applications See website for details:

https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/index.html

 

OCT 1/21 U of Calgary Admission for Fall 2022 Opens See website for details:

https://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply

 

U of T Admission Dates and Deadlines: See website for details:  https://future.utoronto.ca/apply/important-application-dates/  Apply through OUAC - British Columbia Students complete the OUAC 105 Application

 

OCT 2/21 Study in Ireland Virtual Undergraduate Fair: Canada & USA, 10am - 2pm (PST) Chat one-on-one via text, video, and audio calls from a phone or desktop. Find internationally acclaimed programs at Ireland’s highly ranked institutions. Get advice from Irish universities, colleges, and official government representatives. Attend live, detailed seminars and info sessions on studying in Ireland. To register go to: https://educationinireland.us/fairs/undergraduate/

OCT 3/ 21 UVic Virtual Parent Night 5-6:30 PM This virtual session is for parents and guardians of high school students, but your students are welcome to join you! In this online event, UVic will answer your questions about admission requirements, scholarships and upcoming application deadlines, and offer advice on helping your children successfully transition to life in university. For details and to register:  https://my.uvic.ca/RecruitNewWFE/Events/Register?eventId=46c44665-f9d5-eb11-90fc-00505695aa57

Questions – contact Ms. Millar by email or drop in to make an appointment dmillar@sd38.bc.ca

Please include your name, grade, which secondary school you attend, and if you are seeking specific information in your email – thanks. Ms. Millar

 

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.