January 17th, 2020
Exemption letters will go out next week. You have some tidying up to do before you get them. Overdue Library books and overdue textbooks need to be returned to the Library before you can receive your exam exemption. So please return all over due books this week. Monday Overdue lists will be posted by student services. This term's textbooks are returned to your classroom teacher. Only overdue textbooks can be returned to the Library.
Mount A University is hosting a conference for high school and university students where youth build software projects and pitch them to judges from companies including Google and Dell EMC. The theme for MtA Hacks 2020 is Games and Education, featuring workshops, networking, and social events. Registration is free: we’ll provide food, swag, and accommodations. Registration opens January 17, 2020. For more information, you can visit our website, mtahacks.ca.
The IWK Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship. This award consists of two non-renewable scholarships valued at $2,500 each. Eligible applicants are current or former IWK patients who have an academic average of 75% or higher and who are entering their first year of post-secondary studies. Applicants must submit a minimum 500 word essay. For more information see the bulletin board in Student Services.
We have water coolers around the school. Protocols for water testing have recently changed. They have limited the acceptable results to those done in the warmer months. Until we can have an updated test completed we will be using the coolers as a precaution. Please bring your own cups or bottles to fill. And please only USE a cup or bottle.
Dungeons and Dragons…We will be having a D&D session on Thursday, February 6 starting directly afterschool. It will likely run until 8 or 9. Character sheets will be completed at lunches on the Tuesday and Wednesday before. Please sign up in the main office ASAP so we can see how many campaigns we need to run.
Our sister school in Ghana needs your help! We still have a few bracelets and hair elastics for sale as well as a few calendars. They are beautiful reminders of simple needs that we can make happen. Check them out in the main office.
The Canadian Association of Black Journalists is putting on a one-day workshop at NSCC in February they're calling J-School Noire. It's free, and students will get the opportunity to explore a career in journalism with lots of hands-on projects. You can find out more about the project by checking our our online announcements and here: https://www.cabj.news/blog/j-school-noire Registration is here: https://www.cabj.news/j-school-noire" You can also check with Mr. Peori, Mr. Deveaux or Mr. MacKenzie for more information.
At Lunch today: Yearbook will meet in room 216.
In the caf: chili cheese fries! Now aren’t you glad you made it in today?