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June 6

Daily News - June 6, 2023


Tuesday June 6, 2023



NEW - Spartan Day TODAY

This is a great time to be a Claremont Spartan, and we have so much to celebrate about many achievements in our school during semester 2.  We will have a school-wide Spartan Celebration Assembly TODAY in the gym late this morning. Our class schedule will be altered (all blocks will be a bit shortened to 1hr and 8min).

TODAY’s Class Schedule:

Block 1:      9:00 - 10:08am

Block 2:    10:14 - 11:34am  (last 12min = load gym)

Assembly: 11:40 - 12:20pm

Lunch:       12:20 - 12:50pm

Block 3:     12:50  - 1:58pm

Block 4:      2:04  -  3:12pm


NEW – AP Biology Meeting: June 8

For all students interested in or planning to take AP Biology next year, there will be a brief but important meeting THIS THURSDAY, June 8, at lunch in Ms. McAvoy's Room (200).


NEW - Dual Credit Math 100: Mandatory Meeting June 8    

Did you sign up for Math 100 for next school year?  There is a Dual Credit mandatory meeting for ALL Math 100 students THIS THURSDAY, June 8, at lunch in room 217.  Attendance will be taken and the next step of the registration process will be discussed.  YOU, yes YOU, need to be there.  Please see Mr. Bussoli for any help. 


TEAC105 Dual Credit Program - Explorations in Technology

For upcoming grade 11s and 12s:  there is still time to sign up for TEAC105 - Explorations in Technology! This course explores four technologies through inquiry, problem-solving, and project-based learning: Civil Engineering, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. This is a great Dual Credit opportunity.  See Mr. Bussoli as soon as possible, in room 217, or email him at


School Bus Registration For 2023-2024

Online school bus registration for next school year is open.  To register, you will need your Student #.  Registration link is on the Saanich School District website or HERE.


After School Homework Club

For all students who would like extra help in academic classes, help from Education Assistants is available four days a week (MONDAY-THURSDAY) for one hour after school in room 235. All academic subjects are welcome, but especially if you are struggling in Math & Science. This is open to all students in all grades.



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NEW - CSI Rowing

Our CSI Rowers are National Champions!  These amazing athletes conquered rough waters and strong winds to have some great results, competing with 128 clubs from across the country and the United States. Congratulations to all rowers!  Go Spartans!


1st Place

Jr Girls 4x+:    Tiegan Szulc, Stella Graham, Olivia de Kleine, Tegan Zecher, Nuala Van Straubenzee

Sr Men Lwt 2x:    Callum Dutchak and Yechan Kim


2nd Place

Jr Girls 2x :   Tiegan Szulc and Stella Graham

Jr Girls 1x:    Tegan Zecher

Sr Mens 2x:   Conor Dillion and Quinn McCoy

Jr Mens 4x+:   Radley Finer, Kiefer Wensauer, Jackson Perkins, Cedric Fraser, Nuala Van Straubenzee


3rd Place

Sr Girls Lwt 1x:    Matisse Hardy

Sr Mens 2-:    Conor Dillion and Quinn McCoy

Sr Girls Lwt 2x:    Matisse Hardy and Bella Silva

Sr Mens Lwt 4+:    Dorian Ruso, Callum Dutchak, Yechan Kim, Kai Stenstrom, Ashley Chu


4th place

Jr Men 1x:    Matthew McFeely

Jr Mens 2x:    Kiefer Wensauer and Radley Finer


6th place

Sr Womens 2x:    Anna Romberg and Sophie Schlatter


8th place

Mixed quad:    Jackson Perkins, Bella Silva, Olivia de Kleine, Cedric Fraser  (these are all grade 9's racing in a Senior event!)

Sr Mens Quad:    Dorian Ruso, Ben Dreiocker, Ben Passon, Matthew McFeely

Mixed Doubles:    Kai Stenstrom and Ashley Chu


9th Place

Sr Girls 2-:     Anna Romberg and Sophie Schlatter


11th Place

Sr Men Lwt 1x:    Ben Dreiocker


20th Place

Sr Men 1x:    Ben Passon




Math Club

To the math club members: reminder of the pizza lunch TODAY in room 130, right after the assembly.  We will hand out awards from this year's math contests.



Mental health awareness kits are back this year!  YCI (Youth for Change & Inclusion) has put together awareness kits for Mental Health Awareness Month. They will be handed out for free TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) at lunch in the student lounge.



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¬ GRAD 2023

Sign-up for Grad Banquet Tables – June 7 & 8

Grads, it is time to think about who you want to sit with at your grad banquet.  Seating is assigned for the dinner only; afterwards, everyone can move around freely and mingle.  Sign-up Forms are available in the office NOW. Please come by to pick one up.  Sign-up will be THIS WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY at lunch.

Here are the details…..

1. Pick 1 friend to represent your group.

2. Tables can seat up to 10 guests. Your group can be from 1–10 people.  You don’t need 10 guests to submit a group.  (sign-up forms are in the office)

3. Names can only be on one list, so confirm the Grad (and Guest) want to be in your group.

4. Fill in a Sign-up Form of who is sitting at your table (No List = No Sign-up.)

     a. First and Last Name of Grad

     b. First and Last Name of the Guest.

5. WEDNESDAY June 7 & THURSDAY June 8 at lunchtime: one member of your group brings the list to Room 200 (in the Science wing).

6. If you don’t sign up by the end of lunch on Thursday June 8th, tables will be assigned for you.


Grad Yearbook BBQ – June 19

The Grad Yearbook BBQ is on MONDAY June 19, 2:00-4:30pm and will feature multiple food trucks, games, a gift for all Grads, and a yearbook (for all those who purchased one).  Although this event is FREE for all Grads, they still need to reserve/confirm tickets for this event with Mrs. Waller in our accounting office. Grads need to do this no later than TUESDAY June 13th!


Volunteers Needed for Grad Events

We are needing volunteers for the following 3 Grad 2023 Events:

1. Grad BBQ:  MONDAY, June 19th @ Claremont.

2. Grad Decorations and set up TUESDAY, June 27  @ Crystal Gardens.

3. Grad Take Down...everyone's favorite--WEDNESDAY, June 28th @ Crystal Gardens.

Here are the sign-up links:


Dinner/Dance -



Grad Fundraiser:  Ongoing Bottle Drive

An easy way to support the 2023 Grad Class is by donating empty bottles and beverage containers throughout the school year until June at the Bottle Depot location at Glanford/Quadra.  Account name is “Claremont Grad 2023.” Thank you for supporting the grad class of 2023.



Outward Bound Summer Expedition

Outward Bound is providing an exciting opportunity for Victoria-based youth to be part of a fully funded summer expedition!  Students gain valuable social-emotional skills through challenging and experiential outdoor adventures that build self-esteem, social-emotional skills, an understanding of their resilience, and a deep connection to nature.  See Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more info.

The Claremont Career Centre is an excellent place to find out about available jobs and volunteer positions.  Drop by to see Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more information.  She has information about many jobs and volunteer positions, such as these:

A senior in our neighbourhood is looking for help with light yard work, 3 hours per week for $20/hour.

The Crystal Pool is hiring for their Youth Leaders in Training program!

PISE is hiring students, for part-time summer Birthday Party Leaders!

B& C Foods is hiring warehouse workers.

Engineering for Kids Vancouver Island is hiring Lead & Assistant Camp Instructors.

KidsKlub Summer Camp is hiring camp leaders.

Saanich School District is hiring summer custodial staff.


Volunteer Opportunities

Cordova Bay Elementary PAC is looking for volunteers for a year-end bbq and fun fair on FRIDAY June 23, 4:00-7:00. Information & sign-up HERE

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is looking for volunteers for its 15th Annual Kidney Walk BC & Yukon, downtown at Clover Point, on June 4. Volunteers are needed from 9am-2pm for many positions, including: cheerleading, attending the snack/beverage table, setting-up/taking-down the event, working the sign-in table, and others...  Here is a LINK to more info: 2023 Kidney Walk BC & Yukon

Operation Trackshoes, June 9-11 – is looking for Volunteer Counsellors.

Science Venture is looking for volunteer Jr Camp Counsellors (STEM camps).


30 Hours of Work Experience/Volunteering

30 Hours of Work Experience OR Volunteering are required for Graduation. Hours can be counted from any grade. See Mrs. Watson in room 222 to find out how to confirm your 30 hours. 



PAC Fundraiser: Country Grocer Receipts

Here is an easy way to support your PAC year-round. Save your Country Grocer receipts and bring them to the school front office. We appreciate your participation in this fundraiser which will benefit our school community with up to $2000 in grocery gift cards.



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.