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Thursday September 14 News

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Thursday September 14 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 14 September 2017, 10:12 AM

Thursday September 14, 2017

Physics 11

Any students interested in taking Physics 11 this semester: a new section has been opened up, due to student requests.  Please see one of our counsellors if you wish to add Physics 11 to your schedule.

Counselling Appointments
If you would like to see a counsellor for academic or personal reasons, please see Mrs Rhodes in the Career Centre (room 235) to book counselling appointments

Stagecraft and Musical Theatre
Stagecraft and Musical Theatre are after school courses that have started running, but it is not too late to join them. All students are welcome. Stagecraft is after school on MONDAYS and FRIDAYS for Grade 9s and WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS for Grade 10-12 in the theatre.  Musical Theatre is after school TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS in the theatre.

Trades Exploration Program
It's not too late to register for Claremont's TEX program, running all of Semester 2!  Seats are still available for the February start!  Please see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre for more information and application packages.

Global Cafe
The Global Cafe is re-opening on MONDAY.  Come get coffee every morning until 9:00 in the IGS room 264.  $2/coffee, includes milk/sugar.  This is a fund-raiser for the IGS program.

Student Parking
Reminder to all students who are driving cars to school:  all cars must be registered if you are parking in the student parking lot.  Please come to the office to pick up your registration form.  Students are NOT permitted to park in the staff parking lot at any time. 

Please return all remaining forms to the office ASAP.  To speed up the long line-up of students, there will be bins outside the office window to drop your forms into.

How to Stay Informed
You can get all the latest news and important notices as soon as it gets posted to our website sent directly to your email.  Signing up is easy.  The link is on the Claremont website.  Select the information you want to receive by submitting your email address.

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A preliminary list of Claremont Clubs is posted in front of the Learning Commons.  Please take a look to discover many ways you can become involved at our school.  Stay tuned for details about an upcoming Clubs Showcase!

Queer-Straight Alliance
Claremont's Queer-Straight Alliance is starting up TODAY at lunch in room 320.  All students welcome.

Key Club
Come check out the Key Club!  Our first meeting will be TODAY at lunch in room 135.  See Ms. Pang or Mrs. Wadsworth for more information.

Robotics Meeting
If you signed up for the VEX Robotics Club, please go see Mr. Paananen in 133 on FRIDAY for next week's building schedule.

Improv Team
The Improv Team meets MONDAYS after school in the choir room; meetings run until 5:30pm.  This is a fun introduction to improvised theatre. We have fun activities, skill development, and competitions against other schools for a chance to compete nationally.  Come check out our first meeting this Monday, or get further details form Steven Hao, Dan Gallant, Deidre Rolfe or Celina Whitney.

Fall Sport Teams

All questions about tryouts and practices can be directed to the PE Office.
Field Hockey (see Ms Taylor). Field hockey practise continues TODAY.   New players welcome.  If you signed up, please show up for practise or we will not be able to play in the league.  Ms Taylor needs to confirm numbers.
Junior Boys Volleyball (see Mr Cherry, community coach).
Junior Girls Volleyball  (see Mr Freeburn).
Senior Boys Volleyball (see Mr. Ryan) - tryouts continue TODAY 5:30-7:15pm in the big gym.  Please be in athletic clothes ready to go for the start.
Senior Girls Volleyball (see Ms. Tuck and Mrs. Heppell).
Junior Boys Soccer (see Mr Mitchell and Mr Earnshaw).
Senior Boys Soccer (Ms. Yager and Mr Ravenhill) - tryouts continue TODAY after school.
Rowing (see Mr DeLeeuw and Mrs. Harris).
Swimming (Mrs Marshall) – first meeting is TODAY at lunch in the small gym. Open to all students, not just academy students.
Cross Country (see Mr Nelson and Mr Dunlop).

Aviation Careers

If you have an interest in Aviation, consider checking out the Victoria Flying Club Open House on Saturday, Sept. 16th from 11 am to 3 pm!  More information in the Career Centre.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Vancouver Island Model Engineers at the Saanich Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help with the preparation of their Halloween-themed decor for their Family Friendly Halloween Event - The Pumpkin Express!!  Students are needed for painting Halloween items, decorating the forest areas the train runs though, and volunteering during the event with supervision of craft tables, train track crossings, pumpkin carvings, haunted story walks, face painting and much more!  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Job Opportunities
See Mr Arsenault or Mrs Rhodes in the Career Centre for details about these and other job opportunities.
First Unitarian Church on West Saanich Road is looking to hire someone for childminding.  $12 per hour.       2 hours Sunday mornings from 10:15- 12:15, plus other occasions.  No religious content.
Adrienne's Tea Garden, at Mattick's Farm, is hiring for after school and weekend jobs working the front counter cash and dishwashing. 
The Sidney / North Saanich Library is hiring for Library Page positions in Sidney.  6 to 10 hours per week, after-school, evenings & weekends.  $11.35 per hour. 
GRAD 2018
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Check Brenda's board every day for news.

Camp Qwanoes
International Students: get your Camp Qwanoes forms and payment in to Brenda ASAP.

Peninsula Youth Health Clinic

The Peninsula Youth Health Clinic, is located at the Ocean Pier Medical Clinic, (#207-2537 Beacon Avenue in Sidney) every THURSDAY 6-8pm.  This clinic offers completely free and confidential service in the areas of physical, sexual, and mental health for youth.  Walk-ins are welcome. This Youth Clinic offers a judgement-free zone for all youth and is an LGBTQ safe space.  For more information, call or text 250-216-8389.

*If you need a reminder about any of this information, the daily announcements are posted outside of the front office.*