Thursday October 25, 2018
ScreamFest – TONIGHT & FRIDAY
The ScreamFest Halloween event is here! TONIGHT & FRIDAY NIGHT. 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 at lunch at the Spartan Store AND in the Accounting office. $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 I.D. to do so.
Dual Credit Course Registration – Meeting TODAY
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 TODAY 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.
Kichijo Visit Volunteers – Meeting TODAY
For all the Kichijo visit volunteers: there is a meeting TODAY at the beginning of lunch in room 225.
Girls Lacrosse Class – Meeting TODAY
All girls who are taking the Girls Lacrosse class in semester 2: there is an important meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in room 276
AP Physics – Meeting FRIDAY
All students who have signed up for AP Physics in semester 2: there is an important meeting TOMORROW (Friday) at lunch in room 133.
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. The Public Health Nurse will be picking up these forms on Monday.
Beef Jerky - Fundraiser
The Senior Boys Basketball ‘Travel Team’ will be selling Beef Jerky products at lunch TODAY in the lounge. Snack range from $2 - $3.50.
Robotics Competition Results
Congratulations to Ian Downman, Serena Zhang and Tim Mellings for winning the Grab and Go Vex Robotics Challenge. The next Robotics Club meeting will be next TUESDAY at lunch.
The Claremont Knitting Club meets MONDAY at lunch in Ms. Tong's room (323). Beginners are welcome. Experienced knitters are also needed! See Ms. Tong for details.
Spirit Squad: Halloween Events
Spirit Squad has some Halloween events for you next week!!
MONDAY is Blackout Day: wear all black and come watch Ghostbusters in the theatre at lunch.
TUESDAY is Meme Day: that's right, dress up as your favourite Meme.
TUESDAY: there will be a pie-eating contest at lunch in the lounge.
WEDNESDAY is Halloween: wear your costume to school and come to the annual Costume Contest at lunch in the big gym.
Key Club: UNICEF Boxes
The Key Club has teamed up with UNICEF - an international organization that works to improve the lives of children and their families. Please donate any change you may have into the small orange box sitting on your teacher's desk until Nov.1st. Thank you.
Key Club: Cans for Candy
In support of the Key Club's Trick or Eat campaign, the Learning Commons will be accepting canned and non-perishable goods from Monday, October 29 until Wednesday, October 31. In exchange, you will get a small treat bag and will be helping someone in need! See the posters around the school for the list of most needed items.
Sr. Boys Volleyball
The Sr Boys Volleyball team continued their undefeated streak Wednesday at Mt. Doug, beating Oak Bay, Belmont and Mt. Doug in straight sets. The Spartan's league record is now at 36 set wins and 0 losses.
Congratulations to all the members of the Cross Country team who competed at the Islands yesterday at Beaver Lake. Both the Junior Boys and Girls teams qualified for the BCs next weekend. Congrats to Olivia Hopkins for finishing 6th place on the Island and Liam Kirkendale for winning the Island Championship.
Education and Career Fair – TODAY
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 TODAY 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.
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!
A representative from University of Victoria will be at Claremont on FRIDAY Nov. 2 at lunch in the Learning Commons There will be a presentation with information all about UVic and the rep will be happy to answer any questions. Save the date!
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.
Volunteer hours can count toward Grad Transition requirements and/or are a necessary requirement for some university program admissions. The Career Centre has information about various volunteer opportunities for students, including the following:
The Sidney Summit on Habitat and Environment (Nov. 10)
SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair (Nov. 17)
Lions Club Breakfast With Santa (Dec. 1)
Sidney Sparkles Parade (Dec. 2)
SHOAL Bridge Club Banquet (Dec. 5)
Sidney Aviation Museum Open House (Dec. 28)
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 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!
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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.*