The Daily Buzz

October 21st, 2021

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October 21st, 2021
by Bettina Perron - Thursday, 21 October 2021, 10:57 AM


October 21st, 2021


TODAY THE CAFETERIA has the choice of a Roast Beef Dip with Au Jus, Santé Fe Chicken salad in a taco bowl, BBQ Cheddar Beef Burger, Quinoa Veggie Filo, Beef Ravioli Pesto Baked Pasta or a Thai Coconut Curry Chicken on Rice.   Come on Down and check it out!

A HUGE Congratulations to the Stelly's Cross Country Team for their strong runs in the mud and rain at the Island Championships at Beaver Lake yesterday.  Our Junior Girls Team placed 7th overall-well done Jayden Hay, Tessa Hunter-Siebert, Lisa Koffman and Lily MacGregor! Congratulations to Nikol Miasik who ran a great race as well! Tessa ran at a blazing pace, placing 2nd in the junior girl’s race!  Patrick Farkas also had a strong race placing 16th among the senior boys and Liliane Vonach placed 26th for the senior girls.  Patrick, Liliane and Tessa have all qualified for the BC championships in Vancouver in a few weeks.  Go Stingers!!!!  

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A or 12B - If you are enrolled in work experience 12A or 12B and have not picked up your handbook, could you, please come to the Career Centre ASAP!!

The 1st University of Waterloo Math Contests are only a few weeks away!  Any Gr 9 to 12's interested in writing the November contests need to register with Mrs. Hilton in room 37 before the end of the day Monday October 25th.  Everyone welcome!

SCHOOL BUS CARDS - If you have registered to ride the school bus, bus cards have arrived.  They will be handed out to students TODAY from the main office at lunch time.  The bus drivers will be expecting students to show their bus cards this week. 

INDIGENOUS STUDENT LEADERSHIP is in room 33 at lunch today.  Please be on time as we have a guest speaker. 

STUDENT PHOTO PACKAGES & ID CARDS - If you missed picking up your student I.D. card and photo package last week, they can be picked up in the main office. 

GOOGLE ACCOUNT DISABLED??? - If you find your google account is disabled, the only fix is to do the approval on the school's website main page on one of the windows machines. It will take 15 mins after that for it to reactivate.

PHOTO RETAKES are happening next TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26th in the dining room.  -  If you missed getting your school photo taken, Photo Retake Day is TUESDAY morning, Oct 26th. Purchasing photos is optional, but all students in all grades need to have school photos taken for school identification purposes (grade 12’s too - even if you are having grad photos taken). If you want to replace the September photo, students must return their full photo package + Student ID card to the photographer on Photo Retake Day.

MORNING HOMEWORK HELP is available every morning from 7:15 am in room 156.


STELLY'S SWIM TEAM: Important meeting today at Break.  You MUST attend in order to attend regionals.  See you in room 40 (Mr. Siebert's Room).


GARDENING CLUB: Gardening club is meeting today at lunch in Rm 40 (Mr. Siebert's Room) See you then!  


CAMOSUN COLLEGE - Check out the upcoming Live/Online Events at Camosun College!!  Practical Nursing - Find your post-secondary future at the PSBC Virtual Fair - Interprofessional Mental Health & Addictions - Health Care Assistant (HCA) - Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) - Medical Radiography (MRAD)  event_month=all&event_year=all&field_campus_target_id=All&field_sport_target_id=All&field_events_category_target_id%5B269%5D=269&page=0

The recruitment campaign for the 2022-2023 academic year for the House of Commons Page Program is on now taking place until November 7, 2021.  Join the House of Commons Page Program and work at the heart of Canada’s democracy with students from across the country.  You must: Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, Be bilingual, Be enrolled in first-year studies at one of the four universities in the National Capital Region.  Have a school average of 80%.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at

WorkBC is excited to announce their Careers with Animals Employer Showcase on Friday, November 5th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  They will be hosting several different employers who work with animals.  Presentations will be a little under 30 mins in length including Q&A.  For more information see the Saanich Career Education website at

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM PROVIDERS (YEPP)  Virtual info sessions from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Out of School: Monday, November 1               Students: Tuesday, November 2      

Construction:   Monday, November 8               Tech:        Tuesday, November 9

For more information and to register see the Saanich Career Education website at  

BC YOUTH PARLIAMENT SESSION - December 27-31, 2021 (Victoria, BC) Every year, 97 youth aged 16 to 21 from across the province travel to the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria for a five-day simulation of the Westminster Parliamentary System, legislating bills that govern the organization’s community service projects for the remainder of the year, hearing from a large number of speakers from around the community, and engaging in a wide variety of fun social activities.  Applications for the 93rd BC Youth Parliament (BCYP) are now open. The application deadline is October 26, 2021. Late applications may be considered for the waiting list.  For more information and to apply visit the Saanich Career Education website at under the Events, Info Sessions, and more tab.

ALERT FIRST AID with CPR” C” & AED - NEW FORMAT: Blended online and in class.  Online: emailed to you two weeks prior to class date and on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 - 12:00 am to 4:30 pm in class @ SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive.  Cost is $50.00 - Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted.  CRC Emergency First-Aid with CPR "C" Blended Learning - This fun and interactive 4 hours online and 4.5 hours in-class course trains people how to react and improvise during time priority, life threatening emergencies.  The online component covers care for adults, children, and babies. The classroom component will focus on developing the participant’s skills.  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 Saanich Career Education website at under the Training, Workshops and Camps Tab.  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 250-656-5537 and ask for Vanessa

FOODSAFE LEVEL 1 - Saturday, November 13th, 2021 - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm @   SHOAL Centre 10030 Resthaven Drive Cost is $50.00 (Cash, cheque or credit card is accepted).  Food safe Level 1 - This 8 hour food handling, sanitation and work safety course is designed for front line food service workers such as cooks, servers, bussers, dishwashers and deli workers. The course covers important food safety and worker safety information including foodborne illness, receiving and storing food, preparing food, serving food, cleaning and sanitizing. Price includes a manual & a certificate valid for 5 years (to be mailed out after the course).  Register now! Email YEP @ or call 778-426-8767

VIRTUAL PARENTS NIGHT AT UVIC ON OCT 28th & NOV 24th at 6pm - Parent nights are for parents and guardians of high school students, but your students are welcome to join you! In these online events, we'll answer your questions about admission requirements, scholarships and upcoming application deadlines, and offer advice on helping your children successfully transition to life in university. Events are scheduled in Pacific Time. Registration closes two hours before an event.  October 28th & November 24th at 6:00PM ...  Register at:


The Red Cedar Café is a not-for-profit community meal program, fueled by volunteers and mutual aid to provide healthy, tasty, affordable meals to seniors, people in self-isolation and other people in need in Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territory (Victoria, BC).  Interested??  Apply online at

GRAD 2022

IT IS GRAD QUOTE TIME! A form is available on the Grad Google Classroom and needs to be filled out. The deadline is DECEMBER 17th, 2021.  Your write up will appear beside your photo in the yearbook, other photos may appear in the yearbook.   This year I have asked for some videos that may be used later in the year for grad related activities.  If you need help filling this out please come and find Mr. Hart.  Do it this weekend so you do not need to worry as the deadline approaches. The form will be closed on December 18th and the page will be made, do not miss this deadline.

GRAD PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST is happening at Lunch next Wednesday, October 27th in the outdoor amphitheater. Sign up your team of 3-4 grads on the Google form on the grad Instagram page.

GRAD 2022 CLOTHING ORDER - Fall GRAD clothing online ordering is open now until November 10. Clothing will arrive in early December.  Final clothing order will take place in the spring.  

GRAD POINSETTIAS SALE- A fundraising opportunity to reduce the cost of your Grad Dinner/Dance ticket!  We have Poinsettias for sale via the Growing Smiles Fundraising group.  Simply share the link with your friends/relatives/teachers and ask them to leave YOUR name in the memo field OR