Daily Chronicle

Monday November 23 News

Picture of Andrea Martin
Monday November 23 News
by Andrea Martin - Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:11 AM

Monday November 23, 2015

Best Buddies
Best Buddies meets TODAY at lunch in room 234.

Toys 4 Teens
The 3rd annual Toys 4 Teens Donation Drive runs Nov. 23-Dec 8. Please donate $10 gift cards for Teens in Need in your Block 2 class. Winning House receives House Points and the winning class will attend the wrap-up event at Mayfair Mall on Dec. 10. Go Spartans!

Grade 9's – Movie & Popcorn Night
Calling all grade 9s.  Your first grad 2019 event has arrived!  All grade 9s are invited to an after school movie and popcorn this THURSDAY, Nov 26th, hosted by the Mentorship group in the Learning Commons.  It is early dismissal this Thursday, so you have extra time to watch the movie.  Movie will be selected by YOU in your block 4 classes today.  You bring a water bottle and we will bring the popcorn.  See you there!

Report Cards
If you missed picking up your report card last week, they are available in the office.

International Peer Advisors Meeting – Date Change
There will be an International Peer Advisors meeting on TUESDAY at lunch in the Learning Commons. Please see Ms. Heppell if you can't make it!

IPod Drive
Forget to bring your iPod last week for the iPod drive? That's ok! You can still bring it to Mrs. Wadsworth in the Learning Commons or Ms. Pang in room 135.

Peer Tutoring
This is a reminder that there is Peer Tutoring in the Learning Commons on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS at lunch. There is also international student support as well. The tutors are happy to work with you!

London, England – Spring Break 2016
Tally Ho!  Last call for England!  The Claremont field trip to London at Spring Break is happening and it's not too late to join.  This amazing opportunity is open to Claremont students and parents and is going to be the learning and travelling experience of a lifetime!  Please see Mr. Plant or email him at cplant@sd63.bc.ca for details.  It's not too late to join, but it will be soon.

Are You Smarter Than a Twelfth Grader?
On TUESDAY, November 20th at lunch, Student Government will be hosting 'Are you Smarter than a Twelfth Grader?'  This is a game show where contestants of different grades will be asked a series of questions and compete against grade twelves. The sign up sheet will be posted on the door of the theatre.

Friday Night Lights
This FRIDAY November 27th at 7:30pm, the Claremont CSI lacrosse team will be playing against Mercer Island, WA at UVic stadium field 2B. Tickets will be on sale Monday November 23rd to Friday November 27th for $2 or by donation at the gate.  All proceeds raised will go to support KidSport. Come support our lacrosse team, and enjoy music and food!

Senior Girls Volleyball Team Finishes Fifth
The senior girls volleyball team completed their season at the Island Championships with a fifth place finish at Belmont over the weekend.  The team would like to thank all of the students and staff members who supported the team throughout the season.

Jr. Boys Volleyball Team - Silver Medalists at Island Championships
After a tough start on Friday in the Jr. Boys Volleyball Island Championships, the Spartans were 3rd in the "B" pool (losing to Royal Bay in three sets, losing to Isfeld, Comox, in two sets and defeating Gulf Island in two straight sets).  The Claremont Team had a tough road ahead of them facing the "A#2" team PCS in an early Saturday morning 1/4 final.  The Spartans beat PCS 25-23, 25-14 to advance to the semi final where they faced the undefeated "B#1" team, Isfeld.  In the re-match the Spartans took control and defeated them 25-22, 25-18 to advance to the final.  In the final the boys faced Royal Bay (who had defeated Claremont in their last two meetings).  The Spartans were off to a rocky start but clawed their way back and made the game respectable but lost 20-25.  In the second set, the Spartans were down by seven points but were able to bounce back with strong serving and good defence and win an epic battle, 26-24.  In the third set, Claremont started off strong but fell victim to Royal Bay's tough serving and consistent attacks losing, 14-16.  It was an exciting match that gave the fans their money's worth.
All players contributed to the the team's success.  Claremont's MVP for the tournament was Josh Phillips (gr. 10) and we had consistent play from many other players (notable mention goes to Reed Smith - gr. 9 and gr. 10's - Trevor Copp, Carter Cooper and Ayden Ryan).

UVic Gustavson School of Business
UVic Gustavson School of Business is hosting a BCom Program Information Session at UVic TONIGHT at 7:00 pm in the DSB building, room C118.

Encounters With Canada
For further information about these opportunities, visit the Career Centre.
1. Calling all history buffs!  This is an exciting one-week Ottawa/Canadian experience from April 3-9, 2016. Here is an opportunity to participate in the commemoration ceremonies to mark the Battle of Vimy Ridge. You will lay a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, visit the Canadian War Museum, and so much more!
2. For all sports and fitness enthusiasts: This is an exciting one-week Ottawa experience from  Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2016. You will participate in challenging sports activities, such as wall-climbing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, skating along the Rideau Canal, and even participate in a military-style boot camp!  Also you will watch NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators, and meet a top womens' hockey athlete: Danièle Sauvageau.

Holiday Employment Opportunity
Are you looking for work over Christmas?  COSTCO Wholesale in Langford is looking to hire responsible and mature students to work over the holidays!  $12 per hour, with shifts consisting of mainly stocking duties.  2-3 weeks at 32-40 hrs/week.  Orientation is Monday, Dec. 14th, 3-8 pm.  For application information please visit the Career Centre!

Volunteer Opportunities
Breakfast With Santa - Mary Winspear Centre, Sidney. 2 more volunteers are needed for this family event Saturday, November 28, 8:00 -11:00 am.  Serve pancakes and sausages to young and old!
Office Support - Work alongside the YEP (Youth Employment Program) Coordinator and learn about reception and filing systems at YEP and Volunteer Services.
YEP Job Fair - 3 or 4 students are needed to help design posters and invitations for the upcoming job fair.  This year's event will be on February 20th.
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Career Centre!

GRAD 2016
Winter Gala
TODAY is the deadline for the Grad Class of 2016 to purchase the Winter Gala tickets for the "Enchanted Forest" Dinner and Dance.  Tickets are $50.00 and this includes is a fully catered sit down dinner with dancing to follow.  Tickets will on sale TODAY at lunch in the student lounge.

Grad Portraits Proofs
Grads:  There are still a few packages of grad portrait proofs to pick up from the office. 

Grad Transitions
Grade 12's - please keep your Grad Transition forms coming in!!  Complete the forms, get your interview done and hand it all in to the Career Centre!  Grad Transition is a GRAD REQUIREMENT!

Camosun College
For all International students: there will be a Camosun representative on THURSDAY at lunch near the Learning Commons to answer any questions you may have about attending the college. Go check it out!

Winter Dance
The International Winter Dance is on December 2nd at Stellys.  You must sign up with Brenda:  deadline is this Friday.

B.C. Medical Cards
B.C. Medical cards are in Brenda's office for pick up.  Come by now!

Check Brenda's board every day for news.