The Daily Buzz

January 29th, 2019

 
 
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January 29th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 12:02 PM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ
January 29th, 2019

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

The cafeteria is open for service today!

COURSE CHANGES: Orange course change forms are now available at the main office. Completed forms are to be returned to the office. The Last day to change courses is Friday, Feb 1st.

REPORT CARDS: Report Cards will be issued in TA on Friday morning after Block 1.

TEXTBOOKS: REMINDER to RETURN YOUR TEXTBOOKS ASAP!  

NEW STUDENTS for SEMESTER 2:  If you are new to Stelly's for semester 2, please fill out a Google Student Account form which are available in the office.

GRADE 9 to 12 AND BEYOND EVENT - FEBRUARY 21 - Parents & Students Grades 9 through 12 are invited to attend Stelly's Explorations evening on Thursday, February 21st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Discover the diverse academic and unique opportunities available here at Stelly's! Presentations on High school programs, Post Secondary options, Grade level courses, Trades and Career Options, Travel Options and much more! If you missed some of the other post secondary information sessions, this evening will be a great opportunity for you to talk to representatives from UVIC & Camosun.

CAREER CENTRE

WORK EXPERIENCE:  If you have a part time job where you work 5 or more hours per week you could easily log enough hours before the end of the year to complete Work Experience 12A.  If you work upwards of 10 hour per week, you could easily complete Work Experience 12B as well. This is a great chance to earn 4 or 8 grade twelve credits toward graduation.  Even though these are grade 12 courses, you can enrol if you are in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12! Anyone wishing to take advantage of this should see Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre to learn how to get started.  Please show up with a resume and cover letter to initiate and expedite the process.

DUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITES:  NOW is the time, for any student interested in exploring the possibility of getting university or college level programs paid for as part of your high school education.  Please see the following link on the Saanich Career Education webpage for a comprehensive listing of all of the eligible programs. These include opportunities in the following disciplines: Aesthetics & Beauty, Business, Construction Trades, Culinary Arts, health and Human Services, Horticulture/Agriculture, Marine Trades, Mechanical Trades, Metal Trades, Public Safety, and Technology.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uIq8DToKJRQpXz8X3vuX-kaSqixUzbRV-XD7vvcu5k0/edit  Dual credit programs earn course credits that count toward graduation AND College or University credentials.

TRAINING & EDUCATION:

DOORS TO OPEN TECHNOLOGY EVENT - Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at St. Ann's Academy - Doors Open to Technology event highlights the immense career opportunities available in the growing technology sector in British Columbia.  High school students who attend our events leave with new information, inspiration and experiences that help to shape their future career path. Field trip info and consent form - form needs to be printed off, filled out and then return to the Career Centre for scanning. This event is first come first serve - the first 10 students who email and send permission forms will be the ones to go!!

WOMEN IN TRADES & TECHNOLOGY  – Feb. 21
Camosun College will be hosting the annual Women In Trades & Technology event on Wednesday, February 21st. Students will have the opportunity to explore and participate in activities in trades of Carpentry, Electrical, Automotive Service Technician, Sheet Metal/Metal Fabrication, plus four technology areas including Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This is a whole day event open to a limited number of female students from SD63, and lunch will be provided. Interested students please sign up in the Career Centre.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Beacon Staff Appreciation Banquet (SHOAL Centre, 10030 Resthaven Dr., Sidney)
Tuesday, February 5th 6:00-9:00. Looking for experience serving and banquets?
We are seeking 4 Volunteers to welcome guests, distribute T-Shirts, serve non-alcoholic punch, taking photos . Free dinner provided!! Contact Sara at slawton@beaconcs.ca or 250-656-5537

EMPLOYMENT:

Butchart Gardens Employment Opportunities & Job Fair - Feb. 13th from 6-8 pm
Seasonal Employment – Food - Visitor - Custodial Services - Gift Store – Gardening. Apply online at https://www.butchartgardens.com/employment/   Seasonal positions provide 25-40 hours of work per week, $15.45 hour. Shifts will vary and weekend and evening work is required.

GRAD

GRAD PHOTO RETAKES are happening Tomorrow and Thursday – Appointments are still available if you haven’t booked yet!!

PARENTS/COMMUNITY

PARENT VOLUNTEER NEEDED   - The Stelly’s Breakfast Program is still in need a  parent volunteer for Wednesday mornings from 7:30 am to 9am. The Stellys breakfast program is open to all students and is a simple self-serve bagel breakfast. Please consider helping if you can!

THAT'S IT FOR TODAY STELLY'S . . . STAY GOLDEN AND MAROON!