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Daily News - October 17, 2022



ScreamFest – Oct. 25,26,27

Claremont is hosting the 13th Annual "SCREAMFEST" Halloween event Oct. 25, 26, & 27 from 5:30 to 9:00 each night.  Tickets are on sale now at the Accounting office (cash or debit only for pre-event tickets). Tickets are $10 per person or $30 for families of 4+.  Ticket includes event entry, a chance to win contests, draws & door prizes, plus 5 coupons for access to the famous Haunted Walk or for use at the midway games or food at the BBQ and concession.

For planning your visit to the Haunted Walk:

6:00-7:30 is ‘SPOOKY’ for the younger visitors.

8:00-9:00 is ‘SCARY’ for the braver visitors.


Literacy & Numeracy

The next Literacy & Numeracy Assessments take place on November 4th.  A list has been posted by the front entrance of the school of students who need to sign up for the Numeracy 10 Assessment.  If your name is on that list, please see Mrs. Watson to sign up.


Students: Check your School Email

Reminder for all students to check their School District email. Information and reminders are sent to your school email on a regular basis regarding course changes, registration, events, and other topics.


Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is running on TUESDAY and THURSDAY mornings (before block 1) at the Spartan Store.  All students are welcome to come by for a bagel (with choice of spreads) and a juice box. Items are $.25 each. 


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.



Jr Volleyball Practice Opportunity

All Jr Boys B Volleyball players (and anyone else in gr 9/10 who would like to play and practice volleyball) there will sessions for the next 6 weeks on Mondays at 7:00 in our small gym. See Mr. Reisig if you have any questions.



The rowers had a fantastic racing weekend at Elk Lake this past weekend.  For what is normally a damp and windy regatta weekend, it was more like something out of summer! These results seed the races at City Champs on November 5th and 6th, so it puts us into very good standing to once again (fingers crossed) become City Champions.

Every crew ended up being in the top 8 of their category, with most winning whichever final they ended up in. Well done by all!!!

Some final results were:

We had the top double in the city (Pia Strache, and Quinn McCoy: mixed double that beat out every other double, including all boys doubles).

Top boys eight and top girls eight in the city.

Top boys single (Quinn McCoy - 1st overall too)

Top girls single (Pia Strache - 7th overall)


Tegan Zecher won her single category (coming 8th overall out of 26 boats)

Kate Watson got 2nd in her single category (same one as Tegan Z).

Our novice eight (Owen Nozikc, Sam Dhervishi, Shawn Song, Nuala van Staubenzee, Olivia de Kleine, Kiana Layton, Aiden Dovey, Cedric Fraser, with coxswain Lily Rowland), got 5th out of 17 overall, resulting in a 3rd place ranking in their category


Our experienced girls quad of Stella Graham, Bella Silva, Cora Lynn Rohlfs, and Tiegan Szulc won their category while achieving a 14th overall finish out of 38 boats!

One of our boys quads (Jackson Perkins, Dhaivin Sihota, Finn Mclennan and Brian Lin), got 7th overall out of 38 boats to achieve a 2nd place category ranking

One of our boys quads (Keifer Wensauer, Kai Stenstrom, Ben Dreiocker, and Dorian Ruso) also ranked 1st overall out of the 38 boats

Go Spartans!!!



Math Club

The first Math League contest of the year is TODAY at lunch in room 130.  Come pick up a contest from Mr. Skanks if you can't stay.



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Island Health Hiring Fair – Oct.18

Here is an opportunity to find out all about current and future job opportunities at Island Health, targeting grade 10-12 students. Drop by to learn more TOMORROW (TUESDAY) at lunch break in the Learning Commons.


Navy Reserves – Oct.20

Here is an opportunity to learn all about what the Navy Reserves has to offer! And... what do YOU have to offer the Navy Reserves? Drop by to learn more on THURSDAY, October 20 at lunch break in the Student Lounge.


HighTechU: Careers in the Digital Era – Oct.27

HighTechU is hosting a TED-talk-style lecture to give students a broader perspective on Careers in the Digital Era. In this presentation, you'll learn about what skills are in demand (in any field); high-opportunity jobs in BC; and how to get started with free resources online.  THURSDAY, October 27 at lunch in the Learning Commons.


UVic Info Session – Oct.28

UVic is hosting a presentation geared towards Grade 12 students (Grade 11’s can benefit from the information as well), covering general UVic topics, including: co-op and academic opportunities, application & admission processes, awards, student services, upcoming events, etc.  FRIDAY, October 28 at lunch in the Learning Commons.


Volunteer Opportunity

Heritage Acres (on Lochside Drive) and The Vancouver Island Model Engineers are hosting “The Halloween Pumpkin Express.”  Volunteers are desperately needed for getting props ready prior to the event and supervising Halloween activities.

Sunday, October 16, 10:30-2:30: setting up graveyard ghosts, witches and games.

Friday/Saturday, October 21 & 22, 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Sunday, October 23, 2:00pm-6:00pm

If interested please email to sign up and get more information.


Job Opportunities

Canadian Tire at Royal Oak is looking for energetic students who would like a part time job. We are looking for cashiers and floor staff for all departments (Automotive, Housewares, Hardware and Sports/Seasonal). Hours are flexible, but new hires are asked to work one weekend day shift and one night shift. Please bring a resume and fill out an application at the store.  See Mrs. Watson in Room 222 or email her for more info -



CPAC News Subscription

Please register your email at this link in order to receive any news from CPAC (ie. PAC meetings, School Appreciation Events, Conferences, etc.).


CPAC Parent Meeting – Oct.18

Our 1st meeting of the year will be TUESDAY, October 18 at 7pm. It will be the AGM to vote in the new CPAC Exec for 2022/23. Meeting will be held in the Learning Commons and Virtual on MSTeams. Invite link will be available in Principal Aaron Buckham’s upcoming Newsletter and on the CPAC site.


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.