The Daily Buzz

October 31st, 2017

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October 31st, 2017
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 10:39 AM

October 31st, 2017


HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST: Come to the MPR at lunch today for the Halloween Costume Contest. If you think you have a great constume come to the MPR 5 minutes before lunch starts and you wil be entered!

PSYCHOLOGY 130 DUAL CREDIT COURSE: Mandatory meeting on Wednesday in Rm 137 at lunch for all students signed up for the Psychology 130 Dual Credit course in second semester.

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS DANCE: Tickets on sale at lunch today for the "NIghtmare before Christmas" Dance on Thursday.

BADMINTON INTRAMURALS: Anyone interested in playing badminton Intramurals?  Sign up is on the PE board outside the main office.  Games will start next Wednesday so grab a partner and come play at lunch!

LOST & FOUND: Missing a Hoodie, water bottle or T-shirt? Check out the overflowing lost & found table in the hallway outside rm 113.

Waterloo Math contests: Interested in writing a University of Waterloo Math Contest this year?  There will be an important meeting Wednesday at lunch in Room 169, Mrs Hilton's room.  First contests start mid November.  Please stop by the notice board outside room 169 for more information

Quebec 2018 Spring Break Trip :  Still thinking about traveling with Stelly's to Quebec, Montreal, and Ottawa for seven days of Spring Break 2018?  There are still spaces left on this amazing educational and fun-filled trip. See Mrs Wallace for more details.

HOMEWORK HELP: Homework Help is now available Tuesday through Friday mornings starting at 7:30am and after school in the Learning Commons Monday through Friday until 4pm.


YOUTH IN ACTION FOOD BANK DRIVE:  Want to trick or treat and help people in our community at the same time?  Why not join Youth In Action in our annual We Scare Hunger food drive and collect non-perishable food for the Sidney Lions Food bank on Halloween.  Whatever your costume, we can all be "superheros" when we help others!


JR GIRLS BASKETBALL: Jr Girls Basketball tryouts are happening on Thursday at 5pm in the small gym

JR BOYS BASKETBALL:  Jr Boys basketball Meeting on Thursday at lunch in the big gym.

SWIM TEAM:  Important meeting on Wednesday at lunch to plan our trip to provincials. Your timely attendance will be appreciated!


Encounters With Canada - Engaging youth in Canada's future

is offering $100 off the Canada Remembers Week, November 5-11! There are still seats available for this very significant occasion in Canada. The cost per student for this Encounters' week in Ottawa is now $575, which includes lodging, meals, most planned activities and local transportation. Travel to Ottawa, from anywhere in Canada, is FREE of charge thanks to Exchange Canada, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which covers air, rail and bus transportation! Many of the other 13 different theme weeks offered with EWC have been filled, but there are seats still available in some remaining areas in the Fall and Winter/Spring sessions. Theme weeks range from the end of August 2017 to April 2018.  Check out the Encounters Calendar  to view theme weeks that still have seats available; you must be aged 14-17 years when you attend. Application forms are available and are to be submitted from the Stelly’s Career Centre for Encounters registrations, please see Mrs. Jackson

LATTITUDE GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING: (formerly known as Gap) is an international youth development charity. Our mission is to develop Global Citizens by immersing youth in different cultures to inspire change, growth and maturity.

Where Can You Go?

  • Europe: UK, Ireland, Poland,Spain

  • Latin-America: Ecuador, Argentina      

  • Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji

  • Asia: China, Japan, Vietnam

  • Africa: Malawi, Ghana

Lattitude offers an amazing opportunity for young adults aged 17 to 25 to travel, volunteer learn, and share experiences through cultural immersion. See the Career Centre for more Information. Or contact Lattitude recruiter for Vancouver Island, Debra Bastedo at or visit

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM: The recruitment cycle for the House of Commons Page Program is on now through to December. Pages are first-year undergraduate students who work in the House of Commons in Ottawa for one year.  Under the terms of their contract, Pages are paid $16,088 in 26 equal payments over a 12-month period. In addition, a sum of $1,200 is paid at the end of the employment period for successful completion of the contract. Are you interested in:

  • studying in Ottawa after high school? Working on Parliament Hill?

Each year 40 students graduating from high school are selected from across Canada to participate in the Page Program. See the Career Centre for more information or check out the House of Commons Page Program or Apply online

Application deadline is December 4, 2017

It's Camosun's TEAC 105 (Explorations in Technology) registration time for the Feb-May 2018 course!  This dual-credit course, runs on Fridays from 3-6 pm, and provides current high school students with an introduction to careers in 4 technology areas:   Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.
See the Counselling Office for application forms.


SHOAL Christmas Craft Fair - November 18th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Volunteers are needed for serving coffee and cookies to patrons during the event plus work the YEP table making gift tags for sale as a fundraiser. 4 Volunteers are needed Contact Sara at or call 250-656-5537

Beacon Children Services Christmas Dinner - November 30th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Volunteers will learn about catering large events and support Beacon Programs by welcoming guests, replenishing and clearing tables Contact Sara at or call 250-656-5537

2018 TSUKINO-CON Victoria’s Anime Convention - February 16-18, 2018 at the University of Victoria. The complete volunteer information package is available in the Career Centre or at

Special Olympics Bowling Miracle Lanes: Volunteers would assist athletes in the 5 pin bowling program, by assisting athletes on the lanes, ensuring that the athletes are bowling in the right order, assisting the head coach of when necessary and making sure everyone is having a GREAT TIME!!6:00 pm – 7:30pm Mondays at Miracle Lanes 2375 Bevan Avenue, Sidney. Contact Michelle Cruickshank or call 250-208-5402


Woodstock Evergreens and Saanichton Christmas Tree Farm is hiring! In Brentwood Bay. Starting mid-November they will need 6 youth to work weekends and over the Christmas Holidays to Harvest Christmas Trees $11.35 hour  Contact Mike at or call 250-818-0427

Norgarden/Peninsula Retirement Communities are looking for dining room servers.  Evening 4pm-8pm $12-$13 start. Email resume to

GRAD 2018

GRAD TRANSITIONS: Grade 12's it's time to get started on your Graduation Transitions Paperwork. GT requirements are now posted on the Career Centre Information Board  and on the school website!

GRAD PORTRAITS: Reminder to Grads: Grad Photo's start today! It's not too late to book an appt for this week!   All grade 12 students are to sign up for an appointment so that you are included in the yearbook.  A  Sitting fee of $25 is due at the time of your appointment.  Information brochures are available on the Grad board in the main foyer.


PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES: The Saanich District #63  Career Teachers are pleased to sponsor an evening seminar  for parents and guardians on Monday November 6th at 6:30pm at Stelly's. Marion Haythorne, a Capilano instructor, leads parents through an engaging seminar using interactive activities to explore interests/values and career pathways for their children. This seminar is not just for parents of Grade 12 students, but for all parents of High School aged students!