Growth Plan for 2014-15 Self-Regulation
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GRADS - The grad parent executive is: President-Mrs. Baia, Vice-President-Mrs. Launier, Treasurer-Mrs. Bartelings, and Secretary-Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Storie-teacher sponser. Mrs. Storie will hold meetings to help get them going and working together.
FEBRUARY UPCOMING EVENTS: Feb. 23-Career fair in Kelowna grades 8&9, Feb. 24-Course planning day, Feb. 24 - Course Planning Day, Feb. 25 - Pink Day, Feb. 27-District Pro-D in Grand Forks.
CAPP DAY #2 - CAPP day will be Februrary 23. Grade 8's and 9's will be going to Kelowna for an informational career fair. Watch for permission forms coming home soon.
This coming school year 2014-2015 the School District in collaboration with Selkirk College in Grand Forks will be offering, through the Pathways Program, courses at a discount rate to School District #51 students. The courses offered allow students to gain certifications that may support their trades career choices or assist them in entering the workplace. Please click on the Pathways link(on the right) to complete the short survey if interested.
Sports Fees - Because of the high cost of transportation, tournment fees and accommodations when teams travel, each student at BCSS is being asked to support their team by payment of a $30.00 fee per student per sport. More information will be coming home from your son or daughter's coach.
BASKETBALL - Junior Boys - coach Mr. Bond, Junior Girls - coach Mr. Oliveira, Senior Boys - coach Mr. Bond, Senior Girls - coach Mr. & Mrs. Baia. All practices will be on Monday and Wednesdays either in the BCSS gym or Midway Elementary Gym.
WRESTLING - Wrestling at BCSS may be returning to BCSS. At present are trying to secure wrestling mats. If we can do this the program will start running practices Tuesday and Thursdays in the BCSS gym.
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General News - Please ensure that your son or daughter has a combination lock for their locker.
SCHOOL FEES - School fees can be paid anytime. All students pay $10.00. Once this is paid they will receive an ID picture card.
GREEN INITIATIVE - One of our BCSS school growth plans this year deals with green awareness for students and getting students involved with recycling and other green events. Paper gathered in recycling is being weighted and tallied each week.
For information on Scholarships, Bursaries, Educational resources, Educational and Employment opportunities, please feel welcome to visit the Aboriginal Education Resource Room and browse the bulletin boards in the BCSS Library.
Accident Forms- Any parent wishing to fill out a school accident insurance form, they are available in the office.
BCSS Grad Reunion website: www.bcssgradreunion.homestead.com
Counselling News and Updates - Mrs. Storie will be at BCSS on Tuesdays and is available to assist students with academic plans, scholarships, application processes and awards.
Students should acknowledge scholarship bulletin boards, deadlines and applications made available through the career/counselling centre.
During the year, post secondary representatives will be visiting BCSS to meet with interested students. Please make a note of attending these presentations - some of them will be during lunch hour.
A Graduation Transitions package will be sent home with each Grade 12 student. Completion of the GT package is mandatory for graduation.
Students interested in attending college or university should be applying for admission NOW. If first year residency is not guaranteed, then apply for housing at the same time as applying for admission.
Transcripts for applying to Post-Secondary Institutions - All Grads who are planning to go to a post-secondary institution need to fill out a PSI form on the Ministry of Education website. The following are instructions for ordering transcripts to be sent to your choice of post-secondary institution(s):
1. go to the Provincial Education website www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams
2. click on the "Student Secure web" icon, then "Enter"
3. create an account **you must know your PEN number!!**
4. click on "PSI forms" and follow the directions
Filling out this online form will ensure your high school transcripts are sent to your specified
post-secondary institution(s)...otherwise they will not be sent out.