Parent Advisory Council Meeting - There will be a PAC Meeting on Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 with the business meeting starting at 6:30 and the school portion of the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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 $25.00 fee per student per sport. More information will be coming home from your son or daughter's coach.
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General News -
BCSS Snak Shak - we are so pleased to announce that Ben and Candace Pazdzierski will be the new operators of the Snak Shak starting February 25th, 2013. They will be here for the morning break. Muffins, homemade cookies, fruit, etc will be offered. Hopefully students will appreciate their efforts and support by choosing to use the Snak Shak.
Mark your calendar for June 8th as that is the long awaited day of our commencement ceremony for the grads of 2013. The ceremony starts at 11:00 am at the Boundary Expo Arena in Midway.
Provincial Exams - Provincial exams will be held on June 20 - 24th and school wide assessment days (mandatory for students) will be held on June 18th and 19th, 2013. More to follow.
Tennis Club - We are offering a tennis club to interested students. It would be on Monday after school. If anyone is interested please see Ms. Slaney.
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.
New House Teams, Intramurals and Green Challenges - We have formed new house teams, The Cougars, The Wolverines and The Rattlers. Banners were created and displayed. Points will be gained through lunchtime intra-mural competition, recycling challenges and other events throughout the year. Thank you so much to our leadership students, Dan Hoskin and Dillon Smith for organizing and looking after intramurals and to Mrs. Ruck who is our intramural teacher sponor. The scores are: Cougars 127, Rattlers and Wolverines are tie at 162.
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.