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Tuesday October 15 News

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Tuesday October 15 News
by Andrea Martin - Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 10:36 AM


Tuesday October 15, 2019


ScreamFest - The biggest Halloween party in town!

Claremont is hosting the 11th annual ScreamFest Halloween event next week on October 23 & 24.   2 Haunted Walks, new mid-way games, a Costume Contest, BBQ dinner, and lots of scary fun!   Tickets are on sale at lunch time in either the Spartan Store or the theatre box office.   $10 per person includes admission, 1 Haunt and 1 midway game. Additional coupons are available for purchase at the event. 

ScreamFest Haunters

Students who are interested in being a "haunter" for ScreamFest are invited to attending a meeting  this THURSDAY at lunch in the theatre. See Mr. Plant for more details. All are welcome to volunteer; you just need to be willing to be scary!

HomeRoom Oct 17 - Student Vote

On THURSDAY October 17th between blocks 3 and 4 there will be a homeroom scheduled. During this homeroom, students will participate in and complete the Canada-wide Student Vote.

Peer Tutors

If you are a senior student interested in being a Peer Tutor, please see Ms. Giese in the counselling area to sign up.  All academic subjects are needed, but we already have requests for Peer Tutors in the areas of Science, Math and English.

After School Academic Support

Help from Education Assistants is available on MONDAYS and WEDNESDAYS for one hour after school in room 235 (computer lab) in the areas of English, Socials, Math and Science.  All students welcome.

Citizen & Service Awards

A number of Citizen & Service Awards were not picked up by students at the end of June.  A list of recipient names is posted outside of the office and the Learning Commons.  If your name is on the list, please come to the office to pick up your award.

School Photos and I.D. Cards

If you still need to pick up your school photos and I.D. cards, they are all available in the office – all grades.

Photo Retake Day – Oct. 24

Photo retake day is THURSDAY October 24 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.


Student Council – Pyjama Day

Student Council announces that the first theme day of the year is Pyjama Day, this FRIDAY Oct. 18th. Wear your pjs, slippers and bring a blanket to the theatre at lunch to watch a movie and get some free hot chocolate.



For all members of the Curling team: there is a very important meeting TODAY at lunch in room 225.

Cross Country

For all members of the Cross Country team:  there is a quick but important meeting TODAY at lunch in Mr. Nelson's room.

Junior Boys Basketball

The first Jr Boys Basketball tryout will be TODAY from 5:45-7:15pm in the big gym. Please see Mr. Dunlop in the PE office if you cannot make it.

Senior Boys Basketball

For anyone interested in playing Senior Boys Basketball this year, the first tryout is this THURSDAY from 7:15 until 9:00pm. Please see Mr. Dunlop if you have any questions.

Girls Basketball

There will be an open gym this WEDNESDAY at 6:45 (after the Jr Girls volleyball games) in the main gym. This is for all girls interested in playing for the Jr or Sr girls bball this year. Please see Mr Reisig if you can not attend.


Canadian Coast Guard 

Students interested in careers in the Coast Guard:  sometime during the week of Nov. 12-15, Claremont will be hosting a Coast Guard Recruitment Officer to present and discuss opportunities for students to join the Canadian Coast Guard. If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign up at the Career Centre.

Job Opportunities

Please visit the Career Centre for contact information about job and volunteer opportunities.

Nursery worker. Arbutus Grove Nursery on West Saanich Rd is hiring students to package trees for shipment, Nov-Feb. Start at $13.85/hour. 

A part-time dishwasher/cashier is needed at Adrienne’s Tea Garden at Mattick’s Farm.  

Part-time yard work help is needed by a local senior citizen. $15 per hour.  


Please visit the Career Centre for course registration information.

Food Safe Level 1 - Friday Oct. 25th, 8:30 am –4:30 pm @ SHOAL Centre in Sidney, 10030 Resthaven Drive.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted. Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated.

Alert First Aid With CPR "C" & AED - Saturday, November 22, 2019 -8:30 am to 4:00 pm @ SHOAL Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive. Cost is $50.00 -Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted. This fun, interactive, and comprehensive 8-hour course trains people how to react & improvise during life threatening emergencies. This course meets the Adult & Child Licensing Guidelines.

GRAD 2020

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Pizza Lunch

For all International students, there is a Pizza Lunch this THURSDAY.


Peninsula Youth Clinic 

For all youth aged 12-24: the Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at Peninsula Medical, 2a-2379 Bevan Avenue, Sidney (250-656-4143) and is open EVERY THURSDAY from 5:30 – 7:30pm, providing services for mental, physical, and sexual health. A doctor and mental health clinician is on hand. 

Walk-ins are welcome! Services are completely free and confidential in their judgement free zone. 

-any medical concern

-get prescriptions

-speak with a counsellor

-access to STI and pregnancy testing

-access to birth control

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