PROVINCIAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Friday, June 20 - English 12 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Communications 12 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Busses not running.
Monday, June 23 - Principles of Math 10 - 9:00 to Noon, Science 10 - 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Busses will run Monday on a regular morning and afternoon run.
Tuesday, June 24 - English 10 - 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Busses will run at the regular time in the morning and leave BCSS at 12:15.
At this time, unless something major happens, school based exams will be cancelled for June 2014 and students will receive their final cumulative class mark as a final mark.
Please visit the link on the right (Job Action Information) for updated information for parents regarding the labour dispute.
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.
On Wednesday, May 14th BCSS will host Soccer Zone finals and will be playing teams from Nakusp, Kimberley, Kaslo, and Castlegar in the field at the school. Thanks so much to our maintenance crew who are doing such a beautiful job on our fields. They look awesome.
Girls soccer is well underway and Coaches Gerry Shaw and Heather Slaney are working hard to build team skills as well as that all important team spirit. Thanks to Coaches Shaw and Slaney for their dedication and support.
BCSS golf is off to a great start. Thanks Coach Bond for your involvement.
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General News - Please ensure that your son or daughter has a combination lock for their locker.
BCSS PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING - will be held Tuesday, May 6 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Staff Room at the school. New principal Bo Macfarlane will be in attendance at this meeting and so if you would like to meet him you are more than welcome to attend.
The last long weekend of the school year is the Victoria Day holiday, May 19th so we will have a Tuesday, May 20 - Friday, May 23 week after the holiday.
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.