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February 16th, 2021

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February 16th, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 12:17 PM


February 16th, 2021


Today the CAFETERIA has the choice of Chicken & Roasted peppers & Mozza Flatbread, Toonie Wrap, Chicken Caesar Salad, Beef Chow Mein, Baked Cheese Tortellini in a Basil Marinera sauce or Cauliflower & Cheddar soup. Come on down and check it out!

Hey Stingers ... Pink Shirt Day is happening on Wednesday, February 24th – this day is celebrated annually around the globe. Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students who took a stand against bullying after a 10-year-old was harassed and threatened for wearing pink.  We have some Awesome Pink Shirts for sale in the main office ... only $10 each come check them out! 

Did you know that Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first woman to become a publisher in Canada? She arrived in the country as American slaves were escaping to freedom via the Underground Railroad and devoted herself to teaching the children of former slaves arriving in Canada. She later returned to the United States and was active in the women's suffrage movement.  Come to the Learning Commons to learn more about Black History Month.

Reminder to Grade 12's... The Capstone presentation Schedule is now posted in the Career Centre, On the Grad Board and on the bulletin board outside Ms. Lizama's room or on Google classroom. The Capstone presentation date is this Thursday ... so be prepared!

MASKS: Reminder that masks are required at all times when students and staff are in hallways and washrooms.  Everyone's cooperation is much appreciated.

STUDENT PARKING: Reminder to all students who are parking in the student parking lot... you need to be registered. Parking forms are available in the Main Office.

STUDENT ABSENCE OR LATE:  If a student will be absent or late for class, we ask that parents/guardians either email or phone the Attendance Line 250-544-0300 to let the school know.  


GSA today at lunch room 116. Everyone Welcome!


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A DOCTOR?   Earn your MD on Vancouver Island at the University of Victoria.  Island Medical Program (IMP) delivers the UBC MD Undergraduate Program in partnership with the University of Victoria & Island Health is offering an online Open house on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 6:30 pm. – 8:00 pm.  At this special virtual evening information session, students will learn about the IMP and UBC MD Undergraduate Program, our admissions process, what it takes to become a doctor, and what it’s like being in medical school.  A Q&A period will follow the presentation.  Everyone is welcome (including guardians, teachers, and counsellors, and admission is free.  Simply go to

GREENBRICKS CAREER EXPLORATION CONFERENCE - What do you want to do when you finish school?  Explore your options! Students are invited to experience new career opportunities at this FREE career conference held remotely on Saturday, February 20th, 2021 from 9:00am – 2:30pm. The day includes prizes and a chance to win a $500 scholarship!  You must be registered by February 16th, 2021 (or earlier as space is limited) to attend this conference.  Registration is limited to 150 students. 

VANCOUVER ISLAND UNIVERSITY has an upcoming info session on the evening of February 23rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm for people who might be interested in a career in IT or Computer Sciences.  Join us at our (Zoom) information session to find out more about the Computer Science and Information Technology diploma and degree programs offered at Vancouver Island University. For more information and registration:

CAMOSUN COLLEGE - CamWeek Virtual Info night replaces their annual on-campus Info Night this year. Happening on Feb. 23-25, 2021 @ 4-8 pm.  Learn about Admissions, services including Financial Aid and AwardsCentre for Accessible Learning, programs and areas of study from the comfort of your own home. Sessions are expected to last about 45 minutes. You can live chat with someone from Recruitment & Admissions at any time over the event to ask specific questions.  To receive updates on this event, just provide us with your email address

#DreamBigGreaterVictoria  -  February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm    Get ready to explore new career pathways with the Build a Dream #DreamBig Career Discovery Expo. Join us from the comfort of your own home, and tune in virtually!  Young women in grades 7-12, and their parents/guardians are invited to learn more about careers in skilled trades, science, technology, engineering, math, emergency services, and entrepreneurship. Register @

ALERT FIRST AID with CPR ”C” & AED - Online and in class - Friday, April 23, 2021 - 12:00 am to 4:00 pm in class @ SHOAL Centre in Sidney.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted.  4 hours online and 4.5 hours in-class course trains people how to react and improvise during time priority and life-threatening emergencies.  The online component covers care for adults, children, and babies. The classroom component will focus on developing the participant’s skills. The instructor will know that participants have completed the online component, and won’t spend as much time on the background information that is covered here.  Participants must successfully complete both the online and the classroom components to be certified in Emergency First-Aid with CPR C .  For more details see the Career Centre Info Board or the Saanich Career Education website.  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 250-507-5680


WORK 4 (YOU)TH VIRTUAL EMPLOYMENT FAIR - Wednesday, March 10th 11:00 am-12:30 pmVictoria's Employers are Hiring Now!  Are you between the ages of 16 and 30? Are you not making enough $? Register today to learn how our partnering companies want you! You’ll also learn how WorkBC makes it easier to find employment and how our Wage Subsidy Program can get you the job. 90 minutes of your time to get you your next job and $$ door prizes!  Register for FREE 

GRAD 2021

PARENT FUNDRAISER for STELLY'S STUDENT'S DRY AFTER GRAD 2021 is on now! Bring your broken bracelets, chains, earrings, or any other gold items to the school office up until March 12th.  Clean out those jewelry boxes and drawers Help support the 2021 Dry After Grad!