Daily News - February 1, 2024
February 1, 2024
¬ GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Treats For Sale
Bring your loonies and toonies TODAY to support Claremont Robotics. They'll be selling chips and candy bags at lunch in the student lounge.
Course Change Forms cannot be dropped off without the student seeing a counsellor. Whether you are requesting to add a course or drop a course, and even if your teacher says you can join their class, you still need to see a counsellor. The counsellors are working hard to accommodate drop-in appointments at this busy time, but it is great if you can make an appointment by seeing Mrs. Watson in the Career Centre (Room 217). Thank you!
Regional South Island Skills Canada Competitions
Registration for this year's Regional South Island Skills Canada Competitions will be open soon! Online or face-to-face competitions will be held, covering areas like automotive, baking, hairstyling, welding, electronics, pipe trades, job search, photography, and more... Competitions will be in March, with the deadline for registration mid-February. See Mr. Bussoli in the Career Centre (Room 217) if you are interested in competing.
¬ FINE ARTS
Music Café – Feb. 14
Claremont's Music Cafe is coming on Valentine’s Day evening. If you are interested in performing (you don't need to be in a Claremont Ensemble) find Mrs. English this week to discuss what you have prepared.
NEW - Girls Soccer Tryouts
Girls Soccer tryouts are starting soon.
Junior girls - Feb 6 and 13. See Mr. Reisig if you have a conflict.
Senior girls - Feb 13 and 15. Please see Ms Yager if you have a conflict.
Rugby training will be WEDNESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 3:30pm - 4:30pm after school. Anyone and everyone are welcome to join or to just give it a go. Come to the field after school TODAY to check it out.
NEW - Math Club
Sign up for the Pascal/Cayley/Fermat math contests on the bulletin board outside room133. These are the easiest of all the University of Waterloo math contests, so they are good ones to try if you have never tried one before. See Mr. Skanks for details.
NEW - Chess Club
Claremont participated in a High School Invitational Chess tournament earlier this week in Esquimalt. Claremont finished 2nd in the team category, behind Pearson College. This was the combined score of the top 5 players from each school: for Claremont, those players were Justin GE, Justin PENG, Caleb DUKES, Leo ZAFIROV, and Lucas DE SCHEPPER. In the individual category, Justin GE finished 2nd with 3 wins and 2 draws. Well done Spartans!
¬ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
No news today.
¬ GRAD 2023
No news today.
¬ CAREER CENTRE
UBC Med Outreach Ambassador Program – Feb. 6
UBC Med Outreach Ambassador Program reps will be visiting Claremont on TUESDAY, February 6 @ lunch in Room 215. The Ambassador Program enables current medical students to share their perspective on what it means to have a career in medicine, and they will provide valuable information and practical advice on pursuing the path to becoming a medical doctor. Don't miss this great info session!
NEW - Butchart Gardens Job Fair – Feb. 7
Butchart Gardens is hosting a Job Fair on WEDNESDAY, February 7th, 5:30pm-7:30pm. They'll be recruiting for spring and summer employment in most departments. Bring your resume!
Camosun Info Session – Feb. 7
The Arts & Science Department at Camosun College is hosting an info session on WEDNESDAY, February 7, at 6:30pm - 7:30 pm. Info will cover:
- The Digital Production, the Writing and Design Programs
- The Digital Communication Program
- The Comics & Graphic Novels Program
Come to the Career Centre (Room 217) for more info, or check out the Camosun website.
Camosun Student Service Fair – Feb. 13
Camosun is hosting a Student Service Fair at the Interurban Campus on TUESDAY February 13th from 5pm-7pm. This is a great chance to explore the range of services available and partake in some mini-tours of the facilities. Registration isn't required - just show up!
¬ NEWS FROM CLAREMONT PAC
¬ COMMUNITY NEWS
Peninsula Youth Clinic
The Peninsula Youth Clinic is located at 2379 Bevan Avenue in Sidney and is open every THURSDAY from 5:30-7:30pm for help with any medical concern (physical, mental, and sexual health). Call 250-656-4143 to make an appointment with a physician or counsellor. Services are 100% free, confidential, and explicitly inclusive of all genders and sexualities!
A copy of the announcements is posted on the wall outside of the main office door.