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Tuesday Feb 21 News

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Tuesday Feb 21 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:07 AM

Tuesday February 21, 2017

International Peer Advisors

There is a meeting for the International Peer Advisors TODAY at lunch in room 325.

Course Selection For Next Year

This week we introduce the course selection process at Claremont.  Students in Grade 9, 10, 11 will attend assemblies TODAY to learn more about what courses are available at Claremont for the 2017/18 school year. Students will bring home course selection forms to be completed and returned to the school.

Parent Info Evening (Course Selections)
All parents/guardians are invited to attend a parent information evening this THURSDAY Feb 23 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Parents/guardians of new Grade 9's:  Mr. Westhaver will walk through the course selection information with you in the Learning Commons.  
Parents/guardians of current Grade 9,10,11's: Mr. Pama will review the course selection process and the Graduation Program upstairs in room 324.

Lost & Found Table
A lost & found table is set up just outside of the office.  Please take a moment to look at all of the clothing: there is a mix of jackets, hoodies, shoes, gym shorts, leggings water bottles, etc.

Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday Feb 22
Support Claremont's commitment to a bully-free environment for all students by wearing pink this WEDNESDAY.

Times Colonist 10K
Did you know that Claremont has a TC 10K team?  This year's race is on Sunday April 30th and is open to all staff and students.  No experience is necessary.  Simply register online and make sure you select School Team Challenge and 'Claremont Spartans' from the drop down menu.  See Mr. Nelson in room 137 for more information.

Math Club Results
The Math Challengers Competition took place at Camosun College last Friday.  Students competed in four different activities that tested their mathematics abilities against other schools from across the island.  Third Place on the island was the result for Jishang Jiang, Rebecca Reader-Lee, Tori Kalyniuk, and HannahWang. Congratulations on the third place finish!

Overdue Books
Please return ALL overdue books to the Learning Commons as soon as possible - even if they're from another school.  Otherwise, these items may be marked as lost or you will be billed for them. See Mr. Parker if you have any questions.

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Junior "A" Boys Basketball
Congratulations to Mr. Dunlop and the Junior "A" Boys Basketball team for winning the Island Championships this past weekend at Belmont School. The boys defeated Dover Bay, Lambrick Park, and Belmont to capture their first Island title since 2011. Good luck to the team as they head to Langley this upcoming weekend for the Provincial Championships.

Senior Girls Basketball
TODAY at 4:00 at Stelly's, the Senior Girls Bball team takes on Heritage Woods from Part Moody for a final berth to the BC Championships.  This is a 'WIN and you're IN' game.  We want the Spartan Nation showing up and making noise dressed in RED!!  If we could fill stands and make the noise it would sure be a plus for the girls.

Tennis players: we are having our 3rd session TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) from 7-830am at Panorama.  See Mr Gardner at lunch in room 327 for details.

Track & Field
All students interested in being on the Track & Field team:  our first meeting will be this THURSDAY at lunch in room 312.  See Mr Freeburn or Mr Lewis if you have any questions.

Junior "B" Girl's Basketball

The following members of the Junior "B" Girl's Basketball team still need to hand in their uniforms to Ms.Taylor:  Keely, Nicole, Chloe, Maddie, Wendy, Payton, and Abby. Please hand them ASAP.

Broadcast & Online Journalism FREE Info Session

CHEK TV, in collaboration with BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism Department, will be holding a free information session at the CHEK TV Studios TOMORROW (Wednesday Feb 22) at 7:30 pm, at 780 Kings Road, in Victoria! Students interested in learning about the exciting world of broadcast journalism are invited to attend!  Meet with BCIT instructors, tour the CHEK TV studios and hear from CHEK personalities who are program graduates.  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Aviation and Aerospace
Interested in exploring what careers there are in Aviation and Aerospace? Stop by the Career Centre to browse through new brochures on education, training and job opportunities in Canada's Aviation & Aerospace sector!

Pro-D Days Suggestions (Friday Feb 24th)
Discover Tectoria: Consider checking out the FREE Discover Tectoria event at the Crystal Gardens from 11:00- 6:00.  Find your future career!  Over 70 exhibitors - interactive demos, science explosions, video game lounge and more! 
Youth Job Fair in Sidney:  On-the-spot interviews for summer, full or part time jobs with BC Ferries, BC Transit, Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal BC Museum and more!!  10 a.m.- 1 p.m.  Get more information from the Career Centre.

Training Programs
Upcoming training programs being offered through Beacon Community Services:
Food Safe Level 1  April 8;
Gardening Basics  May 6, 13, 27;
Emergency First Aid  May 8. 
These are all great courses to build your resume and help get a summer job.  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

GRAD 2017
Dry Grad – Volunteers

MySignUp is now ready for parents/guardians/family to sign up for the various volunteer duties that need filling on the day of, and the night of, Dry Grad.  As you will see, we need a lot of volunteers to make this night happen for our Grads, and it is a lot of fun!  Don't worry about "cramping your kid's style" as this takes place in many different rooms and areas, so they will only see you from time to time. 
From the Claremont website, click on 'Parents', then 'All Night Dry Grad', then 'Volunteer', then 'Volunteer Signup'.  That takes you to MySignUp where you can check out the different jobs and times, then click on 'Volunteer Needed' for the job you want to do, and fill in your contact info.  You can sign up for more than one job if the times don't overlap, and you can encourage a friend to volunteer with you!

Ski Trip

If you are interested in going skiing at Mt. Washington March 15 & 16th, the deadline is this THURSDAY Feb 23 to sign up. Get the permission forms from Brenda.  Check Brenda's board for more details.

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