Strikers Weekly - Week of October 10, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of all of the students, a few of our grade 12 studens, organized a food cart for the members of our staff in recognition of World Teacher's Day.  

 

 

 

Take Our Kids to VIRTUAL Work Day

This year, TOKTWD for Grade 9's across Canada, is being held on Wednesday, November 3rd.  Given the mixed nature of how workplaces are currently operating, and the comfort level of all stakeholders around safety and social distancing, the School District is encouraging that this year’s event be held virtually.  Parents, however, may choose to take their children to work if this makes sense in your current context.

 

The Learning Partnership has provided material and activities to support this day, virtually.  The Learning Partnership has virtual content including pre-recorded and live content, to appeal to diverse student interests and to support various school schedules for this event. We encourage grade 9’s and their families to visit The Learning Partnership website and register for more information:  

 

https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/take-our-kids-to-work-day 

 

If students are planning to be away from school on November 3rd to pursue an opportunity, please click here for the field trip form that is required to excuse students from school.  The ‘Parent Permission Form’ must be completed, signed, and returned to the office by Tuesday, November 2nd.  Paper copies of the form are also available for students to pick up in the office.   

 

Please contact us at McRoberts if you have any questions (mcroberts@sd38.bc.ca).   

 

 

Fireworks and Fire Crackers

With Halloween just around the corner, a reminder that students found in possession of any fireworks or firecrackers will be dealt with severely by the school and the RCMP will be contacted.  Below is a reminder of the firework consequences imposed by the City of Richmond.

Fireworks Fines: Richmond City Bylaw No.7917 specifies the following fines for the use and possession of fireworks:

  • Purchasing fireworks: $1,000 fine
  • Selling or distributing fireworks: $1,000 fine
  • Possession of fireworks w/o a permit: $250 fine

Please discuss the above consequences with your son/daughter and confiscate fireworks in their possession. 

 

 

First "Home" Soccer Game for the Senior Boys

 

A wonderful day and some amazing play.  Congratulations to our senior boys soccer team as they have had an amazing start to their season.

 

 

Planning to attend a college or University next September??

A message from our Counselling Team.

 

Attention Grade 12s

 

Some post secondary insitutions are already accepting applications NOW.   Make sure you have researched relevant information ASAP.  The counsellors have prepared an online presentation for you that contains much of the information you will need to complete the application process for your chosen Post-secondary(s). 

 

To access this online presentation use this link.

 

 

 

Clubs Day 2021-22

Though we had to use two gyms to spread things out, it was a return to "in-person" Clubs Day.  Students had the opportunity to check out many of the clubs offered this year, ask club leaders questions, and sign up if they wish to join.  If you missed club day, check out the website (Students>Extra-Curricular>McRoberts Clubs).  We will be updating this to include all new clubs hopefully by the end of this weekend.

 

 

Some Thanksgiving Art

Students in the Drawing and Painting class were using various medium to depict share some of their artisitic skills all in the Thanksgiving theme.

 

 

 

Looking for International Homestays

 

 

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 October 11-15, 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 at this time. Post-Secondary Advisors will be available to follow up with any questions you may have.

Applications for most Post-Secondary Institutions Open OCT 1! See websites for details! Most Post-Secondary Institutions will direct you automatically in the application process to https://www.educationplannerbc.ca Apply early to colleges, as some programs fill quickly. Visit Post-Secondary Websites for information on how/when to apply and attend the virtual information sessions. College/University representatives will be available to follow-up with any OCT 1/21 Langara Opens for Applications See website for details: https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/index.html

SEPT 15/21 U VIC + ECUAD opened Sept 15/21

OCT 1 SFU and UBC see websites for exact details of when Application Portals open SFU https://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/apply.html UBC https://ssc.adm.ubc.ca/sscportal/apply.xhtml

OCT 1/21 University of Calgary Admission for Fall 2022 Opens See website for details: https://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/apply

OCT 2/21 9 AM-2PM Experience VIU Vancouver Island University Virtual Event Learn all about becoming a VIU student, programs, admission requirements, how to apply, and chat with representatives from different faculties! There will be many upcoming sessions on various topics.  https://events.viu.ca/information-sessions

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

OCT 1/21 Douglas College Opens for applications:  https://www.douglascollege.ca/

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

Among Upcoming Dates to note:

OCT 18/21 at 5 AM U of T Webinar for Prospective Students
https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/portal/webcasts

OCT 18/21 Discover UVic 5-6 PM  Are you thinking about studying at UVic, then join for an online event to explore the possibilities of what a UVic education has to offer. Hear about co-op programs, 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:  https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/#ipn-discover-uvic

OCT 19/21 9 AM-7 PM Post-Secondary BC Virtual Fairs Find your post-secondary future at the 2021 PSBC Virtual Fair. To register go to: https://www.postsecondarybc.ca/virtual-fair/

OCT 19/21 SFU for International Students: Living on Burnaby Mountain 8:00-9:00AM https://community.sfu.ca/s/event/a0y5o0000008LCVAA2/202110191217sraall-explore-sfu-living-on-burnaby-mtn

 

OCT 21/21 Social Innovation @ SFU: Program Highlights 5:00-6:00PM https://community.sfu.ca/s/event/a0y5o0000008LCfAAM/202110211217sraall-explore-sfu-social-innovation

 

October 19/21 at 5:00 AM  Application Workshop for Students Outside of Ontario
https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/portal/webcasts

OCT 20/21 5-6 PM SFU Virtual Information Session Passcode: 198357 https://sfu.zoom.us/j/68165096509?pwd=bXNHcGNvUGhZUVBkTkxyZnFlRXUzdz09

OCT 20/21 U of Alberta Webinar for International Students 3:00 – 4:00 PM (PT) Are you an international high school student studying in Canada? Join online and learn about the exciting academic and professional opportunities available to you at the University of Alberta! Find out about language requirements and other important information for international students. This session will begin with a short presentation and will be followed by a Q & A with a UAlberta Advisor. To register go to:

https://apply.ualberta.ca/register/?id=e31cf980-1da4-4e65-af79-2c619ec56cd6

 

OCT 20/2021 4:30-5:30 PM SFU Applied Science Information Session

Come learn about SFU’s four different Faculty of Applied Sciences’ programs: Computing Science, Engineering Science, Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering. To attend, register in advance at:

https://events.sfu.ca/event/25369-info-session-learn-about-applied-sciences

 

OCT 21/21 (11:59PM EDT) UofT National Scholarship Program Deadline

The National Scholarship rewards original, creative, and committed Canadian secondary school students. These are students who demonstrate superior academic performance, original and creative thought, and exceptional achievement in a broad context. They excel in academic pursuits, demonstrate enthusiasm for intellectual exploration and have a strong involvement in the lives of their schools and communities. The National Scholarship covers tuition, incidental and residence fees for up to four years of study. Finalists not designated as National Scholars receive Arbor Scholarships at a value of $7,500 in the first year and $1,500 per year for three additional years of undergraduate study. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Toronto. Application Process:  Students must submit an online application form in order to be considered for the National Scholarship. The National Scholarship application is now open for the 2022-2023 admission cycle.  Visithttps://future.utoronto.ca/national-scholarship/about/

Questions? Drop in or contact Ms. Millar to make an appointment dmillar@sd38.bc.ca

Please include your name, grade, and which school you attend in your email – thanks!

 

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.