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October 23

Daily News - October 23-27, 2023


Week of October 23 – October 27, 2023



Student Photo Proof Packages and ID Cards

There are still many student photo packages and ID cards that have not been picked up.  They will be available for pickup TOMORROW (TUESDAY Oct 24) at lunch in the Learning Commons.


Photo Retake Day

Photo retakes are THIS THURSDAY morning, October 26, in the Learning Commons, for all students who missed the first photo day or those who want a retake.  All students in all grades need a photo taken for school ID purposes (grads too).  If you didn’t like your first photo and are getting a retake, please bring your original package and ID card to hand in to the photographer.


ScreamFest:  Oct 24, 25, 26

Claremont’s 14th Annual "SCREAMFEST” is THIS WEEK!!   Oct. 24, 25, & 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 each night.  Doors open at 5:30. Pre-event tickets are on sale at the Accounts office; tickets are also for sale at the door. $10 per personEntry Ticket includes 5 coupons to go towards midway games, Haunted Walk and concession. Extra coupons are available for purchase at the event. Great prizes to be won!

For planning your visit to the Haunted Walk:

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

7:30-9:00 is ‘SCARY’ for the braver visitors.


Cadets Needed for Claremont’s Remembrance Day Ceremony

A reminder to all Cadets! We're asking any/all Claremont students, who are involved in Cadets, for their assistance with our upcoming Remembrance Day Ceremony.  Be sure to sign up in the main office and then attend a planning meeting THIS THURSDAY October 26th  at lunch in the Choir Room.


Cambodia, Thailand & Vietnam

Join us for an information meeting about our exciting trip in Asia (planned for December 2024).  Meeting is THIS WEDNESDAY October 25th, 6:30-7:15pm by Zoom.  Please RSVP to Dave Gardner


Literacy and Numeracy Assessments – Nov. 1 & 2

Literacy and Numeracy Assessments are a requirement of BC’s grad program.  The next assessments will run on November 1st and 2nd.  Grade 12 students who are currently in English 12 will be writing in class, and grade 10 students in Math 10 (with the exception of Workplace Math) will also be writing in class. These students do NOT have to sign up.

If you are in grade 11 and are missing either Numeracy 10 or Literacy 10, please see Mrs. Watson in room 217 to sign up. There is also a list posted out front of the main office; if your name is on there, please see Mrs. Watson in room 217 to sign up.



To properly schedule the Literacy & Numeracy assessments, the entire school will follow a Copernican class schedule consisting of two long blocks per day


Block 1: 9:00 – 11:45

(Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 3: 12:30 – 3:12

(Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)



Block 2: 9:00 – 11:45

(Lit/Num Assessments: 9:00 – 12:00)

Block 4: 12:30 – 3:12

(Lit/Num Assessments: 12:30 – 3:30)


After School Homework Club

Reminder: 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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Huge congratulations to Claremont's X-Country team for qualifying 16 athletes for the Provincial Championships!  Our Senior Girls and Junior Boys are both Island Champions!  Special shout-out to:

- the Junior Girls who placed 3rd on the island,

- Mady Eames for finishing 2nd overall in the Senior Girls race, and

- Lucas Pearson who finished 3rd overall in the Junior Boys race.  Go Spartans!


Jr Girls Volleyball

Good luck to all three of our Jr Girls VBall teams as they compete in some of their final league games of their respective seasons TODAY.  A special shout out to our Jr Girls RED team for currently sitting at 24-0 in league play!


Jr Boys Soccer

Good luck to our Junior Boys Soccer team as they take on Lambrick TODAY at 2:45pm in the 1/4 final of their lower island playoffs at the Lochside turf!



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¬ GRAD 2023

Grad Wear

A LAST reminder that Grad Wear is still on sale until THIS WEDNESDAY October 25th! Order forms are at the Accounts office. Hoodies, crew necks, t-shirts, sweatpants and lanyards are for sale.



University of Alberta: Oct.26

Are you interested in the University of Alberta? Come to an information session on THURSDAY October 26th at lunch in the student lounge. You can learn about admissions, programs, and info about student life in Edmonton, Alberta!


UVic School of Business: Oct 30

Are you interested in the UVic School of Business?  Come to an information session on MONDAY October 30th at lunch in room 215 to hear about the Business Program, admissions, and to ask general questions!


Volunteer Opportunities

See Mrs. Watson in room 222 or email her at for more info about volunteer opportunities.



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.