IMPORTANT NOTICE - as per the bus riding rules, large items such as hockey sticks, unguarded skates, skis and ski poles, snowboards, etc are not allowed on the bus.
BCSS SKI TRIP - RED MOUNTAIN - March 6th, 2014 - all forms have to be in no later than February 20th. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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.
Boys soccer and girls volleyball are up and running. Thank you to coaches Baia, Bond, Slaney and Shaw. The late bus is running on Monday and Wednesday and leaving the school at 5:45 p.m. to Greenwood and Beaverdell. The late bus is for school related activities only.
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General News - Please ensure that your son or daughter has a combination lock for their locker.
SKI DAY IN MARCH - We will be going to Red Mountain this year as Mt. Baldy is closed. The date is March 6th. Forms are being sent home today. Please fill out the form completely and return with payment (if cheque please make out to BCSS) to the office. If you have any questions about the ski day please call the school 250-449-2224.
BCSS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING - will be held Monday, March 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Staff Room at the school. Superintendent Kevin Argue and Secretary-Treasurer Jeanette Hanlon will be attending the meeting.
COURSE SELECTION - We are currently working on Round 1 of course selection. Round 2 will happen very soon.
SUICIDE and SELF HARM PREVENTION WORKSHOP - BCSS students will attend the presentation on Wednesday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. On the evening of March 5 there will be a presentation for parents at BCSS beginning at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Interested parents and community members are encouraged to attend.
SPRING BREAK - the last day of school before Spring Break is Thursday, March 13. We return to school on Monday, March 31.
GRADS VS DADS HOCKEY GAME FUNDRAISER - on Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the arena in Midway. A special intermission game will be played by the upcoming grads of 2025/26. Admission is $5.00 per person and $15.00 per family. Each admission ticket will be entered for a major door prize. There will be a bake sale, raffle tables, lottery tree and a puck toss.
SELKIRK COLLEGE SIGN UP AND SELKIRK COLLEGE FIELD TRIP - March 12 Amy Kinakin from Selkirk Colleg will meet with students to present an opportunity for BCSS students to attend an orientation session at Selkirk College in Castlegar on April 3.
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.