The Daily Buzz

June 13th, 2019

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June 13th, 2019
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 13 June 2019, 11:56 AM

June 13th, 2019


Last  chance to order yearbooks is tomorrow. Cost is $60 each,  See Mrs. Youell in the Accounts office.

2019-2020 School Bus Registration is now open for students wishing to take the District School Bus next year.  Please go to the School District Website under transportation and register your student. Note: Students must be registered by June 29, 2018 to ensure a seat on the bus.

The June Exam Schedule is posted in the main Foyer. Please check it over and ensure you don't have any exam conflicts. Reminder to all Grade 10 through 12 students to also sign up online for a numeracy exam, a registration button is on the Stelly's website.

A list of those students that have signed up for the numeracy assessments is posted in the main office window. Please confirm the date and time of your exam. Limited spaces available if you have not signed up yet.

HOMEWORK HELP:  Need any help with your homework? Extra Help is available every morning from 7:15am in the Learning Commons or after school every day until 4pm! Check it out!  - Until June 19th


Job & Volunteer Opportunity Postings
Be sure to check out the SD#63 District Career Webpage for all the latest job and volunteer opportunity postings, plus post secondary career path options! There may be something for you, some with links to take you directly to application processes!  See what there is at

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A &12B - If you have a job or are volunteering this summer be sure to sign up for Work Experience and receive extra credits, you must register by June 25th to receive credit for your hours!! See the Career Center for more details!

Camosun Summer Career Exploration Programs
Students born between January 2004 and December 2006 can have fun, learn new skills & explore exciting career areas during the summer at Camosun College.
Aug. 6-9: Entrepreneurship & Sheet Metal;
Aug 12-16: Science & Light Truck Transport;
Aug. 19-23: Carpentry.
Sign up for one or more programs. $150 per program. To REGISTER and for more info, please see:

Interested in a Electrical Training Program?? WATT (Workplace Alternative Trades Training) is a FREE Pre-Apprenticeship.  3 weeks of hands on Electrical Training - Paid Work Experience - Apprenticeship Sponsorship. See the Poster on the Career Centre Info Board for more information. To apply or for more information call, text or email us today! 250-532-3759 -

ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA in now accepting applications for their 2019/20 programs ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA is a unique opportunity for Canadian teens to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week in your nation’s capital! Choose your theme … Sports & Fitness, Science & Ecology, Law & Our Justice System, Science & Technology, Medicine & Health, Global Affairs, Media & Communications, First Responders, Canada Remembers, Arts & Culture, Tech & Agri-Food, Business & Entrepreneurship, Vimy: Canada’s Coming of Age, Democracy & Youth and Experience Canada. See the Career Centre Info Board for more information. Contact Dianne Munday @ or 250-743-2165

Trades Exploration -TEx Program) Have you thought about a career in the trades?  Not sure if it will be right for you? Get samples of Welding, Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing through a Semester 2 TEx Program!  Earn work experience credits and learn about the steps to apprenticeship and Red Seal Certification. There's still time to register! See Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre for more info.

TEAC 105 - Explorations in Technology - Do you want to explore Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, Civil Engineering, and Computer Science?  TEAC 105 explores these four technologies through hands-on activities and project-based learning. This dual-credit course is offered in partnership with Camosun College and runs on Friday afternoons at Camosun Interurban Campus from 3- 6 pm, from September to February. Get more information and applications from your school counsellors or the Career Centre.


AUTOTECH PROGRAM - Do you love cars? Enjoy working with your hands? Need credits for graduation? How would you like to be a Camosun student before you graduate? STARTS February 2020 – Application deadline is mid-November 2019.  13 weeks (February-June) of instruction at Esquimalt High. 7 weeks at Camosun College for Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship Program. 100 hours of Work Experience to be completed before Camosun begins. To register see Mr. Rhodes in the Career Centre.

BC Regional Council of Carpenters Summer Youth Employment Project - Get Paid to Learn a Trade. Try a paid internship in Carpentry. It’s a skill you’ll have forever!! Pick up an application in the Career Centre. Call Jordan Kersch 250-883-9002


SCAMPS SUMMER CAMPS @ UVIC - are looking for French immersion students and English stream students for its summer camps programmes for children between ages of 5-12,   For the job postings see the Career Centre Info Board. Dates: August 6-9 and August 12-16.  Schedule: weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  Contact: Stephen Ross, University of Victoria, telephone 250-721-7237, email

Step Up Youth Program - Island Health’s Volunteer Program for Youth. Volunteer opportunities at both Victoria General Hospital and Royal Jubilee Hospital. All Youth in Grades 9-12 (Minimum age is 14). Application due: June 30th (accepted on a first come first serve basis) Interviews: July, Training: August. Program runs from September to 2nd Sunday in April. See the Career Centre Info Board for more information and program contacts.


Need a Summer Job? Get some new skills this summer! Skills Ready is pleased to announce this Summer Work Experience Project!  Application deadline is June 16th.  Opportunities in Construction, Manufacturing & Automotive are available in your area, 6 weeks of work (3 days or more a week), possibility of apprenticeship.  Apply today:

Elk Lake Farm is looking for help for picking thornless blackberries. Hours can be flexible. $13.85 hour.  There is also other work available such as weeding the vegetable garden and harvesting many other fruits. It is a great opportunity to learn about growing many fruit & veggies. Contact: Cindy (250) 479-7773

GRAD 2019

LAST MANDATORY GRAD REHEARSAL is on today at lunch in the Large Gym. All Grads are required to attend! Grads are also able to drop off your after grad clothing this afternoon from 2:45 – 3:30pm out side the office.

AFTER GRAD CLOTHING DROP - Grads & guests are asked to drop off casual clothing (including shoes) that you want to wear for the Dry Grad Celebration. Tuesday, June 18th - 8-10:00 am **Drop off location is outside the front of the school. All grads need to drop off their clothing in a  zippered garment bag (not a plastic grocery bag or garbage bag)  This bag needs to be large enough to hold your formal wear (include a sturdy hanger). Separate bags for grad and guest required (no sharing of bags will be allowed). Make sure your bag is labelled with your full name. All bags will be inspected for banned substances. What to pack: shorts/t-shirt, undergarments, shoes/socks, flip flops/sandals, zip-lock bag for jewellery, hairbrush/toothbrush/deodorant.


ATTN: Grade 11 Parents:  The After grad Committee of 2019 would like to extend an invitation to all grade 11 parents to attend the 2019 After grad meeting on June 18 at 7:00pm in the Learning Commons. We would like a few parents to attend so that we can start to get ourselves organized for grad 2020.

Peninsula Youth Clinic – OPEN ALL SUMMER
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