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Monday October 22 News

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Monday October 22 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 22 October 2018, 11:17 AM

Monday October 22, 2018

Spartan Wear

Time is running out to order some Spartan Wear: Spartan Hoodies, Sweat Pants, T-Shirts and Lanyards!!! Order forms are available in the Main Office.  Return your completed order forms and payment to the Accounting Office. Deadline is THIS WEDNESDAY Oct. 24th.  Orders should arrive in early November.

ScreamFest – Oct 25 & 26
Claremont is hosting the 10th annual ScreamFest Halloween event THIS THURSDAY & FRIDAY. It is bigger and better than last year, with new mid-way games and an expanded and improved Haunted Walk.  Tickets will be on sale each day at lunch at the Spartan Store.  $10 per person.
Many students bought their tickets as part of their school fees. Those students can claim their ticket at the Spartan Store, but must present their student card as ID to do so.

Screamfest Volunteers
All students who have signed up to volunteer at Screamfest this Thursday and Friday, there is an important meeting on WEDNESDAY at lunch in the small gym. See Mr Ohl if you have any questions.

Blood Drive
Blood - its in you to give. Make a donation and save 3 lives. For those 17yrs and older, blood donation appointments are available Nov 6, 7 and 8th. See Ms Chapman in room 136 to sign up.

Grade 9 Immunization Forms
Reminder for grade 9 students to please get the immunization forms signed by a parent or guardian and return them to the school office this week.

Photo Retakes - Oct. 25
Photo retake day is next week THIS THURSDAY October 25 in block 1, if you missed the first photo day, or if you want a new photo taken.  If you want retakes, you must return your complete original package (and I.D. card) to the photographer at the time of retakes. 
Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken, for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken).  Order forms are available in the office. There is also an option to order photos on the Lifetouch website; the office also has those order forms.

Beef Jerky - Fundraiser
The Senior Boys Basketball ‘Travel Team’ will be selling Beef Jerky products at lunch TODAY in the lounge. Come check out some NEW products!  Snack range from $2 - $3.50.

Math Club – Math Contests

Results of the October Math League are posted in the math wing.  Claremont's team score was 24 out of 30. Well done!! 
Also, there is a sign-up sheet for the COMC outside room 133.  If you have already requested to write this contest, you are already on the list, but anyone else is welcome to sign up. The contest is November 8th in blocks 1 and 2 and samples are pinned to the board.

Girls Volleyball

For all Girls Volleyball players: we have a mandatory meeting TODAY at lunch Monday in room 225.

Jr Boys & Jr Girls Volleyball
A huge shout out to both the Claremont Junior Boys and Junior Girls team for winning their respective tournaments this weekend at Belmont!

The Jr Girls began their tournament play Friday by going undefeated in 4 matches, knocking off Stelly's, Parkland, Mt. Doug, and Wellington en route to a perfect 4-0 day. Additionally, Jill Waller smashed a team record, serving her 100th ace of the season (with more than 4 weeks remaining on the year, nonetheless!).  Saturday offered the strongest competition that we've seen this year, and the girls managed to beat out PCS in a close semi-final (25-14, 23-25, 15-13) before facing Island nemesis Carihi in the final. Though Carihi played incredibly well, they just weren't able to handle our firepower, and we narrowly edged them out in a nail biter third set victory(22-25, 25-20, 18-16.)

The Jr Boys saw strong play from the whole team finishing 8-0 on Friday to start Saturday in the semi-finals. We closed out Vic High in straight sets to take on PCS in a big game for 1st place. And a big game it was.  The pressure was felt by both teams to start the first set strong, and neither showed much weakness. Our hitting was good, but their whole team showed exceptional passing and digging to keep the ball in play. They took the first set by a small margin. The same lineup came out from Claremont to start the second and the boys cleaned up their passing and continued to be strong at the net with big blocks by Colby Parker and Jakob Neufeld. Kieran Robinson-Dunning played a solid back row, and showed poise under pressure when serving. We took the second set to force a third. In the third set we worked hard to gain a lead and then kept hold of it until the end, closing out the match by just a couple of points.

Education and Career Fair – Oct. 25

Looking for a job?  Want to learn what you need to get a job you want?  Come to the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair  THIS THURSDAY, Oct. 25 at the Bay Street Armoury from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Engage with top post-secondary schools and talk to employers in the areas of medical, dental, government, automotive, trades, hospitality, warehouse and much more!  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

Art Colleges Fair – Nov. 28
Students interested in Art and Design: mark your calendars for the Art Colleges Fair on Wednesday, November 28th at St. Michael's University School, from 6:00-7:30 pm! This art fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about a number of art and design programs in the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Career Centre for a list of the art schools that will be participating.

University and College Information
Universities, colleges, and institutes, oh my! What to do? Where to go? How to choose? New viewbooks are arriving daily in the Career Centre for universities, colleges and institutes from all over BC, Canada and other countries! Stop by to read up on what these institutions have to offer toward your post-secondary plans and goals.

University Visit - Oct 31
A representative from the University of British Columbia will be at Claremont on WEDNESDAY,  October 31 after school in the Learning Commons.  Find out all you need to know about admissions and programs offered at UBC!

Job Opportunities
Visit the Career Centre to check out job postings for short and long-term job opportunities
such as
on-call server at the SHOAL Centre - $16.58 /hour, or weekly yard work & clean-up in Sidney/North Saanich - $15/hour.

Volunteer Opportunity
4 volunteers are needed for the SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair - Saturday, Nov. 17 - from 10:00 – 2:00.  Help out by serving coffee and cookies to patrons during the event plus work at the YEP table wrapping gifts as a fundraiser!

Fire/Rescue Camp
Applications for the March 2019 Fire/Rescue Camp are now being accepted. If you have ever wondered what it's like to run into a building that everyone else is running out of, dreamed of using an extrication tool to cut up a car and access a victim, imagined handling a hose so powerful that it takes two people to hold it, or thought you could dangle off a rope 50 feet in the air.... then consider applying for the Gulf Island Fire/Rescue Camp! This 51/2 day camp takes place during Spring Break and qualifies you to 100 Work Experience hours (4 school credits), as well as a certificate of completion. Deadline to apply is November 8!  Application forms are in the Career Centre; see Mr. Arsenault in the Career Centre.

GRAD 2019
Grad Transition

Grad Transition is a graduation requirement. Pick up your GT forms from the Career Centre and work on completing them soon while you can arrange for your own interview. Formal interviews will be scheduled in April, with members of the community, for students who wait. Don't delay! Get your GT done today!

Bus Passes

Please see Brenda to pick up your school bus passes.

Peninsula Youth Clinic

The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.

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