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Thursday October 17 News

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Thursday October 17 News
by Andrea Martin - Thursday, 17 October 2019, 10:13 AM


Thursday October 17, 2019


ScreamFest - The biggest Halloween party in town!

Claremont is hosting the 11th annual ScreamFest Halloween event next week on WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY (October 23 & 24).   2 Haunted Walks, new mid-way games, a Costume Contest, BBQ dinner, and lots of scary fun!   Tickets are on sale every day at lunch time in the Spartan Store and 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 – Meeting TODAY

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

ScreamFest Volunteers – Group Meeting

For any and all students and staff who are volunteering at ScreamFest, there is an important group meeting on MONDAY at lunch in the big gym. 

Lost & Found

Several jackets have been found in the school, and it is getting colder and rainy outside.  Please come to the office to claim them.

School Photos and I.D. Cards

There are about 125 student I.D. cards still in the office waiting to be picked up.  

There are also photo packages for the following students to pick up:


Emmet BAIM



Madison HUNTER

Royce STEL




Rosaire WATSON

Messiah WAUGH



Camosun Duel Credit Courses

If you have signed up for any Dual Credit course through Camosun College for second semester (Business, Criminolgy Psychology, or AP Bio), please attend a registration meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in computer lab 225.  See Ms. Giese or Mr. Pama if you have questions.

HomeRoom Today - Student Vote

TODAY in the last part of block 3, there will be a homeroom (1:55 – 2:10). Students will participate in and complete the Canada-wide Student Vote.

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.

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.


Science Club

Anyone interested in participating in the Science Club this year: please come to a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 203.

Chess Club

Chess Club runs EVERY DAY day at lunch in room 327. All equipment is provided.  Interested students can participate in a high school chess tournament next week!  See Mr Gardner for details.

Student Council – Pyjama Day - Oct 18

Student Council announces that the first theme day of the year is Pyjama Day, TOMORROW (Friday). Wear your pjs, slippers and bring a blanket to the theatre at lunch to watch a movie and get some free hot chocolate.


Sr Boys Volleyball

Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Volleyball team who defeated Spectrum 25-7, 25-10, Royal Bay 25-16, 25-13 and Edward Milne 25-6, 25-8 at Royal Bay last night.  The boys’ league record is 24 set wins and 0 losses.  They will be leaving next Thursday to compete in the TRU 28 team tournament in Kamloops. Go Spartans!!

Senior Boys Basketball

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


For all rowers, both CSI and after school groups:  we have a very important meeting on FRIDAY at lunch in the small gym.  It is vital that you are there.


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.  

GRAD 2020

No news today.


Pizza Lunch

For all International students, there is a Pizza Lunch TODAY in the theatre.

Whistler Trip

If you have signed up for the Whistler trip, please bring your completed forms to Brenda.


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.*