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36 students returned to school this week after spending almost three weeks in Tanzania, exploring culture and helping to construct a girls dormitory at Mwahu Secondary School. Welcome home!

 

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by Bettina Perron - Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 10:56 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ
 March 13th, 2019

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bon Voyage to our Amazing Global Perspectives Grade 12 class who leave bright and early tomorrow morning for Tanzania. Wishing you safe travels, great adventures and life changing experiences!

SCHOLARSHIP MEETING today at lunch Rm 116

Last Chance for any students interested in writing the Euclid, Fryer, Galois or Hypatia Math contests, you MUST sign up with Mrs Hilton by the end of the week!  Registration deadline is this weekend!  Contests are written right after Spring Break...see schedule posted outside room 169.  Don't miss out!

DEADLINE FOR COURSE SELECTION FORMS was last week. If you have not returned yours yet... get it done ASAP!. Make sure forms have a  PARENT SIGNATURE.

Reminder to French Immersion parents ......MAPLE SYRUP ORDERS are due on Friday. Please drop off orders in the main office.

LAST DAY OF CAFETERIA SERVICE IS TODAY... Pizza and Bake sale on Thursday and Friday! Pizza is $2.50 a slice.

 After school HOMEWORK HELP has been cancelled for the rest of the week

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL INTRAMURALS: 3 on 3 Basketball Intramurals are set to start after spring Break on Mondays and Wednesdays at lunch. Come to the RE office and get a sign up sheet for your team this week!

ENGLISH 12 EXAM REWRITES: Any Grade 12 student interested in rewriting their English 12 exam please see Mr Braun in the main office.

LOST & FOUND: Missing your hoodie, shorts or water bottle? Check out the Lost and found table outside Room 113. All left over items will be donated to charity after Friday!

FRANCE 2000: It's not too late to spend Spring Break of 2020 touring sites in France related to World War 1 and 2.  If you're grade 9-12 and interested in 10 amazing days travelling with friends and seeing places from Amsterdam to Paris, talk to Mrs Wallace in room 108 today.  The $150.00 sign up discount is only good until the end of March and spaces are filling up.

YEARBOOKS: This week is your last chance to order your yearbook for $50.... after Spring Break it goes up to $60.  Check the Yearbook list in the office to ensure you have pre-purchased your Yearbook!

CLUBS

Spring Sailing is starting soon.  Beginner and experienced sailors are welcome!  Sailing runs April 6th - June 8th. If you are interested please stop by the office and pick up an application form!

CAREER CENTRE

LATTITUDE INFO SESSION - Wednesday March 13th @ 7:00 - 8:30pm.  At the Victoria West Community Centre. This info session will give you a chance to ask questions and find out what Lattitude is all about!

TRAINING & EDUCATION:

First Aid Training – April 6  from 8:30-4:00 pm at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney. $50. This course covers initial assessment, disease prevention, secondary survey, airway obstruction, adult/child/infant CPR, & the use of an Automated External Defibrillator.

Food Safe Training – April 8
Food Safe Level 1 training:  Monday, April 8, 2019, from 8:30 - 4:30 pm, at the SHOAL Centre in Sidney. $50. Food Safe is useful for anyone working in the food service, food retail, or food processing industries. You will learn how to handle food safely in order to prevent food from being contaminated.  Visit the Career Centre for registration info.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a national program offering opportunities for youth to improve their second official language skills, explore another part of Canada, and gain valuable work experience through a work placement while on the exchange. The program runs for 6 weeks (early July to mid August), you must be 16 or 17 years of age during the summer program. Applications are currently being accepted, the first priority application deadline is March 15, 2019. For more information see: http://my.ymcagta.org/netcommunity/page.aspx?pid=536

GRAD 2019

GRAD SPRING CLOTHING ORDER WEBSITE IS NOW OPEN! All orders must be received by midnight April 1 (NO EXTENSIONS!) This is your last chance to order Grad 2019 clothing. Don’t miss out! We are offering white Grad 2019 t-shirts for the grad tie-dye event later in the spring. Only 5$!

ATTN: GRADE 12's - Your GT paperwork deadline was last Friday....50 Grads have NOT handed in their GT Paper work! Let's get it done.  All required paperwork is available in the Career Centre!

GRAD SPRING PLANT FUNDRAISER: Grads don't forget to pick up your Grad Spring Plant fundraiser form from the Grad board. This fundraiser will help you pay for your Dinner/Dance ticket .... so don't delay grab a fund raising form today! Due date is April 24th!

Grad’s don’t forget to grab a Thrifty Smile card or a Fairway card from the office to raise funds for the Dry Grad.  Get your parents to load the card when they shop, and the stores will make a donation to Dry Grad 2019.

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

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by Bettina Perron - Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:58 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ
December 11th, 2018

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES PARENTS MEETING: Global Perspectives Parents Meeting Tonight in the Learning Commons at 5:30pm. All Parents are requested to attend.

PAC MEETING : PAC meeting tonight at 7pm in Rm 116. Everyone Welcome!

DROPPING A CLASS IN SEMESTER 1: The last day for students to drop a semester 1 course is FRIDAY December 21st.  Forms are available in the Career Centre. After Dec. 21, students will not be allowed to drop a Semester 1 class and their marks will be on their report cards.

CANDY GRAMS: To celebrate the holiday spirit... Candy Grams are now on sale at lunch in the main foyer until next Monday. You can buy a candy gram with a candy cane for $0.50 or a chocolate for $1.00. Buy these for your friends and classmates to spread some holiday cheer!

PHOTOS, STUDENT ID’S & BUS CARDS:
There are still many school photos, student I.D. cards, and bus passes in the office.  Please come by to pick them up.

IMMUNIZATION FORMS: A reminder to all grade 9 students to return your immunization forms to the main office ASAP.

STELLY”S ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE: Stingers.. Did you bring in your food for the hamper drive? Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Please Check the list and help fill the hamper to help families in our community.

HOMEWORK HELP:  Need any help with your homework? Extra Help is available every morning from 7:15am in the Learning Commons or after school Monday/Tuesday and Thursday until 4pm! Check it out!

CAREER CENTRE

Do you know about the latest opportunities for jobs, training, post-secondary info and much, much more? Sign up for the forums on the Saanich Career Education website to get the latest news.

GRAD 2019

GRAD YEARBOOK WRITE-UP AND SLIDE SHOW PHOTOS: A list has been posted on the Grad Board of those Grads that have successfully submitted their yearbook write-up  and slide show photo's. If your name is not on the list see Mr Hart ASAP.

GRAD PHOTO PROOFS: Grad Photo Proofs are available for pick up from the main office

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DANCE:  The International Student Winter Dance is happening this Thursday night from 5:30 -8pm.  Please sign up with Diane ASAP!

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL:  For all International Students  planning any Day trip travel,  applications are due by this Friday, December 14th.   Please hand them in to the International Office on time.

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

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by Bettina Perron - Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:34 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ
December 10th, 2018

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today, Dec 10th is Human Rights Day. Youth in Action is holding a bake sale to raise money for Amnesty International. Amnesty International is an organization that works to stop the abuse of human rights. Come to the main foyer at lunch to buy some treats and support Amnesty International!

CANDY GRAMS: Candy Grams will be on sale this week at lunch!

IMMUNIZATION FORMS: A reminder to all grade 9 students to return your immunization forms to the main office ASAP.

Meeting today at lunch in room 153 for all those students  registered in the Psych 130/Psych 12 Dual Credit course in semester 2, If you can not make it see Ms. Koneig.

STELLY”S ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE: Stelly’s has started it’s Annual Food Drive! Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Please Check the list and help fill the hamper to help families in our community.

GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES PARENTS MEETING: Global Perspectives Parents Meeting Tuesday in the Learning Commons at 5:30pm. All Parents are requested to attend.

CAREER CENTRE

HighTech U is an initiative of the UVic Computer Science Dept. This 3-step program includes a an 8-week paid summer internship working in the the high-tech industry. Once completed, graduates of the internship will be eligible for a post-secondary award towards their first-year tuition at UVic.  Application submissions are due December 31st.  Visit the Career Centre for more information.

 District #63 Hairdressing Program
Any students interested in the dual credit Cosmo/Hairdressing Program, offered by SD#63 in partnership with Vancouver Island University, please see Mr. Rhodes  in the Career Centre to sign up for the Feb. 2019 start!

EMPLOYMENT:

Minor Test Shopper: Help eliminate the sale of tobacco and vapour products to minors by conducting compliance checks on retail outlets. The Minor Test Shopper will be required to enter stores and attempt to buy tobacco or vapour products.  $14.00 hour.See the Career Centre Info Board for the Job Description

GRAD 2019

GRAD PHOTO PROOFS: Grad Photo Proofs are available for pick up from the main office

GRAD’s don’t forget to grab a Thrifty Smile card or a Fairway card from the office to raise funds for the Dry Grad.  Get your parents to load the card when they shop, and the stores will make a donation to Dry Grad 2019.

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DANCE:  The International Student Winter Dance is happening this Thursday night from 5:30 -8pm.  Please sign up with Diane ASAP!

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL:  For all International Students  planning any Day trip travel,  applications are due by this Friday, December 14th.   Please hand them in to the International Office on time.

PARENTS

PAC MEETING : PAC meeting Tuesday Night at 7pm in Rm 116. Everyone Welcome!

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

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by Susan Batham - Thursday, 29 November 2018, 10:03 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ


November 29th, 2018


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


There is an Indigenous Leadership class today at lunch in room 152.


Tonight is Stelly’s 20th Annual Global Gala!  Join us 5-9pm for a silent auction, entertainment and food. Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to support Stelly’s Global Perspectives students’ efforts to build a girls dormitory in Katesh,Tanzania.


A reminder that PJ day is Friday! Wear your favourite, comfiest pyjamas!


Stelly’s is having a Food Drive! Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Check the list and please help fill the hamper to help families in our community. Thank you!


Stelly’s Performing Arts department with special guests from Allegro Performing Arts Centre invite you to an Evening of Performing Arts on December 7th at 7pm in the MPR. Proceeds will go to Stelly’s Community Arts Theatre Society to help raise funds for a new theatre at Stelly’s. Tickets are $15.


CAREER CENTRE


University of Alberta is coming to Stelly’s at lunch on Friday. Come to the Dining Room to see the presentation on their programs admission requirements.


Applications open in December for the 2019 Unique, Tuition-Free, Wilderness Science Expeditions for Young Women. Expeditions take place June – August 2019. See the Career Centre for more info.


COMMUNITY


PENINSULA YOUTH CLINIC
The Peninsula Youth Clinic in Sidney is open today and every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.


GRADS 2019


Don't forget to grab a Thrifty Smile card and a Fairway card from the office to raise funds for the Dry Grad.  Get your parents to load the card when they shop, and the stores will make a donation to Dry Grad 2019. 


Grads, pick up your Grad Clothing order from the School Store at lunch today.


INTERNATIONAL


All International Students going on the Whistler Ski Trip, please come to an important meeting on Friday (November 30th) at lunchtime in the  Dining Room.


For All International Students  planning to travel during the holidays - Overnight and flight travel applications are due December 7th and Day trip travel applications are due on December 14th.   Please hand them in to the International Office on time.

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

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by Susan Batham - Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:29 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ


November 28th, 2018


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Thank you to everyone who participated in yesterday’s School Spirit Assembly! We have amazing people in this school and having a chance to recognize and celebrate each other is so important. Go Stingers!


All this week Stelly’s is having a Food Drive. Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Check the list and please help fill the hamper to help families in our community. Thank you!


Today at lunch in the Dining Room is the last day to audition for the December 5th Coffee Concert! Audition sign-up is available on the band room door. We can’t wait to see what the students of Stelly’s have to offer.


Stelly’s 20th Annual Global Gala takes place tomorrow from 5 to 9pm. Join us for a silent auction, entertainment and food! Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to support Stelly’s Global Perspectives students’ efforts to build a girls dormitory in Katesh,Tanzania.


Stelly’s Performing Arts department with special guests from Allegro Performing Arts Centre invite you to an Evening of Performing Arts on December 7th at 7pm in the MPR. Proceeds will go to Stelly’s Community Arts Theatre Society to help raise funds for a new theatre at Stelly’s. Tickets are $15.


A reminder that PJ day is Friday! Wear your favourite, comfiest pyjamas!



CAREER CENTRE


University of Alberta is coming to Stelly’s at lunch on Friday. Come to the Dining Room to see the presentation on their programs admission requirements.


GRADS 2019


Don't forget to grab a Thrifty Smile card and a Fairway card from the office to raise funds for the Dry Grad.  Get your parents to load the card when they shop, and the stores will make a donation to Dry Grad 2019. 


Grads, pick up your Grad Clothing order from the School Store at lunch today.


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

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by Susan Batham - Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:40 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ


November 27th, 2018


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


All this week Stelly’s is having a Food Drive. Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Check the list and please help fill the hamper to help families in our community. Thank you!


All students who handed in their permission slips for the Neuroscience Field Trip to UVic are to meet in the front entrance of Stelly’s by 8:25 tomorrow morning. The bus leaves at 8:30am. There are a few spaces left. If you are interested in attending, speak to Mrs. Kedves in the Learning Commons.


Do you sing, dance or play an instrument and want a chance to showcase your talent? Stelly’s next Coffee Concert is December 5th with auditions today and tomorrow at lunchtime in the dining room. Audition signup is available on the band room door. We can’t wait to see what the students of Stelly’s have to offer.


Stelly’s 20th Annual Global Gala takes place Thursday, November 29th from 5 to 9pm. Join us for a silent auction, entertainment and food! Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to support Stelly’s Global Perspectives students’ efforts to build a girls dormitory in Katesh,Tanzania.


Stelly’s Performing Arts department with special guests from Allegro Performing Arts Centre invite you to an Evening of Performing Arts on December 7th at 7pm in the MPR. Proceeds will go to Stelly’s Community Arts Theatre Society to help raise funds for a new theatre at Stelly’s. Tickets are $15.



CAREER CENTRE


Do you have a job? Sign up and get credits for working! Attend the Work Experience Orientation Seminar today at lunch in the Career Centre to find out more info.


representative from University of Alberta will be here Friday, November 30th at lunch in Room 116.


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

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by Susan Batham - Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:17 PM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ


November 26th, 2018


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


All this week Stelly’s is having a Food Drive. Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Check the list and please help fill the hamper to help families in our community. Thank you!


Neuroscience field trip to UVic permission forms are due back to the Learning Commons as soon as possible.


Do you sing, dance or play an instrument and want a chance to showcase your talent? Stellys’ next Coffee Concert is December 5th with auditions starting Monday at lunchtime in the dining room. Audition signup is available on the band room door. We can’t wait to see what the students of Stellys have to offer.


Stelly’s 20th Annual Global Gala takes place next Thursday, November 29th from 5 to 9pm. Join us for a silent auction, entertainment and food! Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to support Stelly’s Global Perspectives students’ efforts to build a girls dormitory in Katesh,Tanzania.


Stelly’s Performing Arts department with special guests from Allegro Performing Arts Centre invite you to an Evening of Performing Arts on December 7th at 7pm in the MPR. Proceeds will go to Stelly’s Community Arts Theatre Society to help raise funds for a new theatre at Stelly’s. Tickets are $15.



CAREER CENTRE


representative from University of Alberta will be here Friday, November 30th at lunch in Room 116.


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

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by Susan Batham - Thursday, 22 November 2018, 9:23 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ


November 22nd, 2018


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


A reminder that tomorrow is a Non-Instructional Day – no classes will be taking place.


All next week the school is having a Food Drive. Every classroom has a list of items to bring to fill a hamper. Please fill the hamper to help families in our community. Thank you!


Neuroscience field trip to UVic permission forms are in the Learning Commons.


The Peninsula Youth Clinic in Sidney is open today and every THURSDAY from 5:30 - 7:30pm with both a doctor and mental health clinician on hand.


Do you sing, dance or play an instrument and want a chance to showcase your talent? Stellys’ next Coffee Concert is December 5th with auditions starting Monday at lunchtime in the dining room. Audition signup is available on the band room door. We can’t wait to see what the students of Stellys have to offer.


Stelly’s 20th Annual Global Gala takes place next Thursday, November 29th from 5 to 9pm. Join us for a silent auction, entertainment and food! Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to support Stelly’s Global Perspectives students’ efforts to build a girls dormitory in Katesh,Tanzania.


CAREER CENTRE


representative from UBC will be here today at 3pm - 4pm in Rm 116.


GRAD 2019


Stelly’s 2019 Dry Grad Bottle Drive is happening this Saturday, November 24th from 9a.m. to noon in the parking lot. Come help out or bring refundable bottles and cans.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS


All International Students are asked to attend a lunch and farewell today in the Dining Room. Lunch will be provided.


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

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by Susan Batham - Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 9:28 AM
 

THE DAILY BUZZ

November 21st, 2018


GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

A reminder that today is an early dismissal day – School finishes at 1:35pm. Buses are running on their regular schedule.

Parent Teacher Interviews begin this evening at 5:30pm in the Large Gym.

Neuroscience field trip to UVic permission forms are in the Learning Commons.

Stelly’s 20th Annual Global Gala takes place next Thursday, November 29th from 5 to 9pm. Join us for a silent auction, entertainment and food! Tickets are $15 and proceeds go to support Stelly’s Global Perspectives students’ efforts to build a girls dormitory in Katesh,Tanzania.


ATHLETICS

The challenge has been made! Today at lunch there will be a Volleyball game - Grade 12's vs. Teachers. Come out and cheer on the teachers!


CAREER CENTRE

representative from UBC will be here November 22nd at 3pm - 4pm in Rm 116.


CLUBS

A reminder that the Book Club is having a tea and cookies meeting at lunch today in room 114. They’ll be chatting about the novel “Shatter Me.” New members are welcome. 


GRAD 2019

Grads ...Don't forget to grab a Thrifty Smile card from the office to raise funds for the Dry Grad.  Get your parents to  Load the card when they shop, and Thrifty’s will make a donation to Dry Grad 2019.  Fairway cards coming soon

Stelly’s 2019 Dry Grad Bottle Drive is happening this Saturday, November 24th from 9a.m. to noon in the parking lot. Come help out or bring refundable bottles and cans.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

All International Students are asked to attend a lunch and farewell on Thursday, November 22nd in the Dining Room. Lunch will be provided.


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


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