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Tuesday June 4 News

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Tuesday June 4 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 10:30 AM

Tuesday June 4, 2019

Grad Class of 2020

For all grade 11 students:  there is a Grad 2020 meeting TOMORROW (Wednesday) at lunch in the Ridge Theatre.  Please attend.

There is still time to order a yearbook.  See Ms Marshall in the Accounting office. Cost is $45.  She can also confirm if you already paid for one, or not!!

School Bus Registration for 2019-2020
Registration is now open for students riding school buses.  The Link to register can be found on the SD63 website, under Programs and Services, Transportation.  If you have further transportation questions, try their Frequently Asked Questions link or contact the Transportation Department at 250-652-7343 or via email at transportation@saanichschools.ca
Note: the transportation office will not contact riders unless there is a problem with the registration form.  Students must be registered by June 29, 2018 to ensure a seat on the bus.

Best Buddies

Peer Buddies: please see Mrs. Stetson in the IST office at some point this week.


The National Rowing Championships were held in St Catherines, Ontario and hosted 128 schools from across Canada and the US.  Claremont had 19 crews (32 students) racing.  12 of our 19 crews progressed to the finals on Sunday, and every athlete we took was racing in at least one final.  7 of our crews made it onto the podium: 3 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, 1 Bronze Medal.

Crews Racing in the Finals:
Gold - Mens Sr 1x (Jack Walkey)
Gold - Mens Sr 2x (Jack Walkey, Leo Donnecke)
Gold - Mens Jr 4x (Brett Schellenberg, James Salah, Ayden Meszaros, Cam Dutchak)
Silver - Womens Jr 59kg 4x (Abby Simpson, Luisa Andrae, Lena Rudolf, Meaghan Wilkins)
Silver - Womens Sr 4x (Serina Ames, Britta Obst, Jordan Loewen, Kealey Scott)
Silver - Womens Sr 63kg 4+ (Clare Cunningham: Chantal Kwan, Sarah Vincent, Kealey Scott, Aleida Ungureanu)
Bronze - Mens Sr 66kg 4x (JJ Jo, Jacob Loewen, Liam Plater, Ryan Evans)
4th - Womens Jr 4x (Elle Stephens, Abby Simpson, Monique Seanez, Faith Rompain)
4th - Mens Sr 72kg 2x (Francesco Torta, Keiran Rampon)
5th - Womens Sr 59kg 4x (Chantal Kwan, Sarah Vincent, Jordan Loewen, Aleida Ungureanu)
5th - Mens Sr 4x (Devin McCleary, Matthais Raschdorf, Callum Lewis, Leo Donnecke)
6th - Mens Jr 72kg 4+ (Sadie Green: Brett Schellenberg, James Salah, Cam Dutchak, Jasper McLennan)

All the crews racing received an Overall Efficiency Ranking, which is essentially how the top Mens and Womens programs are determined at the National Championships. Our Women placed 4th (top school outside of Ont), and our Men placed 1st, winning the Men's National Championship
Amazing results!  Go Spartans!!

Track & Field
The Claremont Track & Field Team had a very successful weekend at the BC's in Kelowna.  Under sweltering heat, the members all did amazing, with three athletes doing their Personal Best!
Rebecca Vowles beat her Personal Best in the 400 m hurdles by 4 seconds...running a 1.22.20.
Nick Lepessis ran a Personal Best 800m in 2:06.
Aidan Lavery ran a great 3000m Jr. Boys in 10:33.
Blake Furtado beat his Personal Best 3 times in his 5 long jumps, to end up FOURTH in the province with a jump of 6.78 m, beating his Personal Best by 50 cm!
Rebecca Dutchuk won the Sr. Girls Triple Jump and Long Jump!  Her Long Jump was 5.55 m. Her Triple Jump was an 11.18 jump!
Go Spartans!!

Camosun Summer Career Exploration Programs

Students born between January 2004 and December 2006 can have fun, learn new skills & explore exciting career areas during the summer at Camosun College.
Aug. 6-9: Entrepreneurship + Sheet Metal;
Aug 12-16: Science + Light Truck Transport;
Aug. 19-23: Carpentry.
Sign up for one or more programs. $150 per program. Visit the Career Centre or check out www.camosun .ca/dual-credit to find out how to register.

Naval Recruitment Information – June 11
Naval Recruitment representatives will be visiting Claremont on TUESDAY, June 11th at lunch.  An information booth will be set up in the Student Lounge, and a Navy Bus, loaded with naval equipment and information, will also be available for students to learn more about careers in the Navy!

COSMO at Claremont – Today At Lunch
Save the date for the SD#63 Hairdressing class visit to Claremont TODAY at lunch!  Get your hair styled for free and/or find out more about this amazing district-based program partnered with Vancouver Island University! Come to the Student Lounge and get your curls straightened, your strands curled, braided or in an up-do!

Encounters With Canada
Encounters With Canada is now accepting applications for their 2019/2020 programs. Spend an amazing week in Ottawa for an experience in one of a variety of themes: Sports & Fitness, Science & Ecology, Global Affairs, or Law & Our Justice System. Right now they have an offer of $100 off the regular cost of food and accommodation. Air travel to Ottawa is paid for. The first Sports & Fitness theme week runs Aug. 25th to Sept 7th.  The earlier you apply, the better chance of getting into your top choice. Visit the Career Centre for more information, application forms and a full list of available theme week and date options.

GRAD 2019
Dry Grad Meeting – Tonight

The last 2019 Dry Grad Committee meeting takes place TONIGHT @ 7pm in the Learning Commons.  Everyone welcome!

Photos for Grad Slide-Show
Grads, there are still LOTS of your baby photos in the office!!  Your photos have been scanned and they are ready for pickup.  Let’s get them back into your family’s photo albums!

SISP International Year-End BBQ - Today

All International students & host families are invited to the SISP Year-End BBQ TODAY 5:30-8:00 pm at Stelly’s Secondary School.  Come celebrate the end of the school year with food, music and fun!  Bring a chair or blanket. Contact Brenda for more information.

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.*