Recently, our very own Ms. Angie Miller was recognized by the BC Art Teachers Association as the "Outstanding Teacher" Award for 2021. Though we are not surprised, we are very excited that more people now know of the amazingly talented educator we are fortunate to have working with our students. The Award was presented virtually at the Provincial Art Teaching Conference. Congratulations Ms. Miller. (Thanks Ms. Matheos for the photo).
STUCO Spirit Day
Paper Textile Designs... In Minutes
To come up with a design and make it come to life... all in less than one hour? Students in Ms. Tsang's Textiles Class did just that. Here is what they came up with (the paper dresses in the front. In behind these are amazing pieces of art from the Drawing and Painting Class).
Who has the most interesting and most important element? Students in Ms. Debou's class showcased their element to the class at the "Element Com." Sharing both information about the element and the role it plays in our world, students also had the opportunity to learn from the others in the class about their element. (Thanks Ms. Debou for the photos).
Mandatory Daily Health Check
This is a reminder for all students to complete the Daily Health Check before coming to school. If a person shows any one of the symptoms listed in the health check, they must call 8-1-1 to ask for guidance. The Daily Health Check information is found by going to https://www.k12dailycheck.gov.bc.ca/healthcheck?execution=e1s1
Interested in Studying Business at UBC
Save the Date: November 2nd at 3:15pm
Come join alum Tara on Tuesday, November 2nd for an info session presented by the Campus Ambassador Program. The presentation will cover academic opportunities and social resources available at Sauder, and what your first year and student life could look like. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session where you will have the opportunity to hear the answers from current Sauder students about the student experience and more.
Looking for Some Free Academic Support?
Though they are not experts, they are free. Students in need of a bit of extra academic support can sign up for some free tutoring (in person or online).
Bantam Tournament Champions
Congratulations to the Bantam girls volleyball team. The team recently were named tournament champions at the 2021 Sands Volleyball Tournmament. Thanks Ms. Frier for sharing the photo.
Want Pizza? Want to Support the Multicultural Club?
Animal Rescue Club - First Meeting
Since Clubs Day, many of our clubs have begun for the year. It is not too late to get involved in one of our many clubs. In most cases, sign ups are on-going. Check out this LINK from our webpage to see the clubs that are currently being offered. (Thanks Ms. Matheos for the photo).
Youth SWIS Orientation
Convergence: October Passion Speaker
Once a month (or so), we are fortunate that a group called Convergence (organized by a McRoberts Grad), organizes a speaker to share perspectives for various career opportunities. The presentations are currently online.
This month's presentation will be by Tarek, a building engineer.
The presentation will take place on Thursday October 28 from 5pm to 6pm. If you are interested in joining, click this link to sign up.
Tarek Ghazzaoui is a building engineer with 10+ years experience in Design Technology, with a keen interest in business management, change management and innovation. As a results-driven and detail-oriented professional, he is passionate about helping architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms manage change and leverage the use of technology and computational design. His management experience coupled with his technical expertise helped improve organizational cultures, tackle complex workflows and overcome challenging designs.
Tarek had the privilege of working with and managing interdisciplinary BIM teams of up to 70+ members on major construction projects ranging from $200M to $2.2B, including airports, hospitals, sports complexes, factories as well as residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in Canada and the US.
Tarek holds certificates in project management, marketing and product development, and is a professional member of OIQ, ASHRAE and PMI. He is also fluent in English, French and Arabic, intermediate in Russian and beginner in Mandarin Chinese.
Richmond Christmas Fund - Registration Information
The Richmond Christmas Fund is a non-religious, non-discriminatory program operated by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives. This organization assists low-income individuals and families living in Richmond, BC, who do not have the financial means to celebrate the holidays.The Christmas Fund provides eligible individuals and families with grocery vouchers, toys, books, and gift cards.
Pointsetta Sales - Rugby Fundraiser
Here is a LINK to School Cash Online if you wish to purchase some now.
Some Messages from the School District's Career Programs Office
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 26-29, 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 questions you may have.
OCT 1/21 SFU Opens https://www.sfu.ca/students/admission/apply.html
OCT 1/21 UBC Opens https://you.ubc.ca/applying-ubc/
OCT 1/21 Langara Opens for Applications See website for details: https://langara.ca/programs-and-courses/index.html
OCT 1/21 BCIT Opens for Applications See website for details: https://www.bcit.ca/admission/OCT 1/21
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 25/21 Horatio Algers Canadian Scholarship Program Deadline to Apply. For grade 12 students who be attending post-secondary next fall with intention to complete a degree. Requirements include Canadian citizenship and critical financial need. Students must have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and co-curricular and community activities. For details: https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/
OCT 26/21 Ken Michel Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal/Indigenous Students Who Are Interested in the study of Carpentry or Woodworking. There are 2x$500 scholarships available. For details: https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/ken-michel-memorial-scholarship-for-carpentry/N5x2bzxPhy
OCT 26 & 27/21 Experience Vancouver Community College VCC 9:30AM-5PM Explore 140+ programs at the virtual open house. Chance to win cash prizes and have application fee waived. To register go to https://www.vcc.ca/applying/apply-now/info-sessionstours/experience-vcc/?utm_source=website&utm_medium=online&utm_campaign=VCCWebRedirect
OCT 26/21 SFU Financial Aid & Awards Virtual Information Session 5:00-6:00PM https://community.sfu.ca/s/event/a0y5o0000008LDEAA2/202110261217sraall-explore-sfu-financial-aid-and-awards
OCT 26/21 University of Alberta Virtual Online Event 4-5PM PST The U of Alberta has over 200 undergraduate program options, $34 million in scholarships + awards, 450+ student groups/clubs, award-winning teachers + researchers! BC high school students will have an opportunity to learn more about programs, campus life, admission requirements, Edmonton, and upcoming events for prospective students. Begins with a short presentation and will be followed by a Q&A with Callie, one of the UAlberta Advisors. Visit: https://my.demio.com/ref/kjk3Lc13z3TIlosG
OCT 27/21 4:30-5:30 PM SFU – Applied Science Virtual Information Session - Do you see yourself advancing existing technologies to create a long-lasting societal impact? At SFU the Engineering Science, Mechatronic Systems Engineering and Sustainable Energy Engineering Programs will provide you with this foundation, through their interdisciplinary course content and mandatory co-op programs. Register in advance: https://www.sfu.ca/fas/prospective-students/events.html
OCT 28/21 Climate Action @ SFU: Program Highlights 5:00-6:00PM For details visit: https://community.sfu.ca/s/event/a0y5o0000008LDJAA2/202110281217sraall-explore-sfu-climate-action
OCT 28/21 4-5 PM University of Guelph Online Presentation virtually via Zoom includes a Q & A session, discussion of the academic and English language programs that are offered at the university and also other services such as athletics, residence, co-op, student support services, and more. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96389401172
OCT 28/21 3 PM Virtual US College Connect Public Information Event Register: https://uscollegeexpo.com/connect-registration
OCT 30/21 Saturday 9-11:30 Your Degree at UBC is one of their premiere fall events. This unique session gives students the opportunity to figure out whether UBC might be the right fit. There will be program-specific presentations which allow students to interact with UBC staff, faculty and current students as they explore the variety of programs offered across both campuses. Register https://account.you.ubc.ca/s/event-details?eventId=a0l5W0000000shZQAQ&utm_campaign=UBC%20Updates%3A%20October%202021%20-%20BC&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Oct 31/21 UVic Gustavson School of Business (12:15 – 1:00pm) Virtual online session - Are you innovative, creative and considering business. If you want to make a difference, develop your mindset, and gain work experience in a vibrant learning culture come and discuss the Bachelor of Commerce with BCom Admissions and ask questions that you may have. To register go to: https://uvic.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcOuprzkpGtPTIefQ-Ygorxleb1r_TNYz''
Questions? Drop in or contact Ms. Millar to make an appointment email@example.com 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.