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Tuesday October 23 News

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Tuesday October 23 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 10:29 AM

Tuesday October 23, 2018

Meeting for All Cadets

If you are a member of the Army, Sea or Air Cadets: there is a meeting TODAY at lunch in the Choir Room (room 280).  We are making plans for Claremont’s Remembrance Day ceremonies and we hope you will take part. All cadets welcome.

Spartan Wear – Orders Due Tomorrow
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 TOMORROW (Wednesday).  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.

Dual Credit Course Registration
If you are signed up to take a Camosun Dual Credit course for semester 2 (Criminology, Psychology, Business, AP Bio, Marketing, Accounting) and you haven’t completed the registration package yet, please meet this THURSDAY at lunch in computer lab 225 to complete the registration package.  If you are interested in these courses and are not yet signed up, please see a counsellor. See Ms. Giese for paperwork 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 in the Learning Commons,
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.

Sketching Club

The Sketchiing Club is meeting TODAY at lunch in the art room.

Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering is meeting this WEDNESDAY at lunch in room 202.  If card magic interests you, come check out this club.

No news today.

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 Visits
A representative from Queen's University International Campus, (Bader) will be at Claremont THIS FRIDAY Oct. 26 after school in the Student Lounge. Grade 11s and 12s are invited to stop by to find out about international university study opportunities with Queen's!  Queen's University is the only university in Canada where students can complete their first year of study overseas.

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.*