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Wednesday April 10 News

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Wednesday April 10 News
by Andrea Martin - Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:12 AM

Wednesday April 10, 2019


A pack of gaming cards has been found. They look important. Please claim these items at the office.

Spartan Wear - Orders Due April 17
Spartan Wear is on sale once again.  If you would like a Claremont hoodie, t-shirt, sweat pants or a lanyard, please pick up an order form from the main office or the Accounting office.  Deadline to hand in your payment and order forms is Wednesday April 17.

Slam Poetry
Congrats to Claremont Slam Poets, Linnea, Kaya and Sarah, who competed successfully in the Victorious Voices High School Slam Poetry competition on Monday. The finals will be presented TONIGHT (Wednesday April 10th) at the Victoria Event Centre on Broad St., starting at 7pm, and enthusiastic spectators are welcome!

Parent-Teacher Conferences – April 11
Parent-Teacher conferences are TOMORROW, 5-7pm.  Please note: Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled prior to Report Cards being distributed (reports cards go home on Tuesday, April 30).
To book an appointment, all instructions and the link are provided on the front page of the Claremont website.  If a teacher you feel is important to see is already booked up, please email the teacher directly to arrange for an alternate meeting time.

Revised class schedule for April 11:
Bl 1   9:00-10:07
Bl 2  10:13 – 11:22
Lunch  11:22 – 12:08
Bl 3  12:08 – 1:15
Bl 4  1:21 – 2:28

Studio 63 Opening for Free Hair Appointments
Did you know that School District #63 has its own Hairstylist training program?  Studio 63 is celebrating its 10th year, offering Hairdressing training in partnership with Vancouver Island University.  Appointments can be made at the studio Mondays-Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:00 pm or Thursdays from 11:30 to 6:00pm for a free haircut, style or up-do!  To book and appointment, call 250 652-5381 and support our own SD#63 Hairdressing program (located at the Saanichton Learning Centre, 1649 Mt Newton X Rd).

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Jr Girls Soccer

Congratulations to the Jr Girls Soccer team on a 4-1 win against Spectrum yesterday.  Great team effort!

Rugby – Scrum Fest
Claremont is hosting the 11th annual Scrum Fest this week Thursday April 11- Saturday April 13.  This is the largest exhibition high school rugby festival in Western Canada, with 26 teams this year. In total, there will be roughly 1100 people (players, coaches, parents, referees, etc) who will be visiting our school this week. We will have our concession tent up and running with burgers, chips, drinks, etc (CASH ONLY) and the cafeteria will only have limited service during the event.
Opening Ceremonies: Thursday April 11 @ 11:15am, followed by our feature game (Claremont Sr Boys vs Eastdale, Ontario).  Games schedule will be posted around the school and on the Claremont website, including our Sr Boys, Jr Boys and Girls teams.  We hope to see lots of Spartans in the bleachers to watch some great rugby!

Congratulations to everyone who raced this weekend at the ‘Duelling Over A Grand’ Regatta. It is a really cool event and different from everything else we do, so it was great to have lots of crews racing. Highlights include:
U19 Women 4x (Chantal, Sarah, Serina, Elle) - 1st place
U19 Men 4x (Keiran, Kodi, Leo, Francesco) - 2nd place
Open Men 1x (Jack W) – he beat current National Team athletes who will be competing in World Cups this season, and finished very close to the eventual 2nd place winner who also happens to be a 3-time Olympian and Medalist.
Great work by all athletes on and off the water in supporting each other and representing the program at such a high level.  Thanks to the parents, athletes, and coaches for all the work you have played in starting our racing season on a high note!

Congratulations to all the Claremont swimmers who competed at the Canadian World Swimming Trials over the past week.  This is the meet where the Canadian National team for the World Championships, Jr. World Championships and Pan American Games are chosen.
Highlights include:
Faith Knelson -1st in the 50m Breaststroke and 4th in the 100m Breaststroke. She was named to the Pan American Games team in Lima, Peru this summer.
Jade Hannah  - 3rd in the 100m Backstroke, 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, 4th in the 200m Backstroke and 7th in the 50m Freestyle.  She will be representing Canada at the Jr. World Championships for the second time in Budapest, Hungary.
Great races from - Kelsey Andrusak, Hannah Edwards, Chantel Jeffrey, Emma Myburgh, Keir Ogilvie, Kyla Ross and Jacob Rambo.
Great job Spartans!!

Job Opportunities

Child minding. Local residents are looking for a responsible student to watch over two boys aged 7 and 10 after school, Monday to Friday 3-5 pm. $15/hour. Needed from May 13th to June 3rd. Please visit the Career Centre for contact information.

Thrifty Foods @ Broadmead
is nearing completion of their renovations and is hiring in all departments, including a new Smoothie Bar!  Competitive wages with full or part time and summer positions available! Visit the Career Centre for application information.

Camp Ignite – Summer 2019
Camp Ignite is a Youth Fire Fighter Mentorship Program for grade 11 & 12 girls, ages 16-18.  It is a  4-day camp that educates and inspires young women about careers in firefighting. This camp offers girls an introduction to the world of firefighting as well as learning about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork. This year's camp will run from August 8-11, 2019.  Saanich Fire is looking to sponsor one grade 11 or 12 girl to attend. Application deadline is June 1. Please visit the Career Centre for application packages.

UVic Medical Program Info – May 7
Are you interested in becoming a doctor? Do you know you can earn your MD at UVic? The Island Medical Program delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria and Island Health. Learn more about the MD admissions process at the upcoming high school information session on Tuesday, May 7, from 6:30-8:00 pm, in the UVic Medical Sciences Building, room 105.

Saanich Summer Internship Program
Saanich Parks & Recreation: Summer Internship Program is designed to support youth ages 16-18 years to gain valuable work experience. Mentored part-time and full-time placements are available in summer camps and community settings throughout Saanich. Interns receive up to $500 for completing the program!  Application deadline is May 15.  Apply by sending an e-mail to Alana.Goddard@saanich.ca  explaining why you want to be a summer intern or phone 250-475-7624 for more information.

GRAD 2019
Mandatory Grad Assembly – April 16

All grade 12's are required to attend a grad assembly on TUESDAY April 16 in block 1.  (Note date change: this assembly was previously scheduled for April 9). This assembly will provide all details about graduation: how to know if you are eligible to cross the stage, criteria for completion of courses at SIDES or ILC, grad ceremony, grad dinner/dance, All Nite Dry Grad, how to get TICKETS (and how many tickets), deadlines, plus you will be provided with all of the necessary paperwork. If you have a spare or if you are not usually at Claremont for block 1, it is essential that you make arrangements to attend this important assembly.

Grad Transition
Planning to grad in June?  This is a reminder to get your GT interview done and paperwork submitted to the Career Centre asap! April 12 is the cut-off for submissions before GT interviews are scheduled for you later this month! Visit the Career Centre if you have any questions!

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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.*