Friday April 8, 2016

                     Daily Announcements


EUCLID MATH CONTEST – all grade 11 and 12 students intending to write the Euclid Math contest taking  place in the library, starting a few minutes before the end of lunch time On Tuesday April ,   please see Mr. Carter in room 307 to fill out your response form as soon as possible.

ULTIMATE FRISBEE – There will be an Ultimate Frisbee Team meeting tomorrow Friday April 8th at lunch in room 305

OPEN MIC NIGHT AUDITIONS NEXT WEEK – the sign-up sheet is posted outside the Black Box (room 139) Audition dates are next Thursday the 14th. and Friday the 15th. during Focus.  There is a cash prize for first place.

STUDENT COUNCIL –any Grade 11 Students interested in running for Student Council President…there is a meeting in Room 143 (Simpson) this Tuesday April 12 at lunch.

CAREER CENTREJob Opportunity  – PSAV Presentation Services is a top international provider of professional event technology services. They primarily provide sound, video, and lighting services for meetings and special events and typically hire between 5-10 part-time positions per year.  Some of these are for entry-level technicians and could be great opportunities for students interested in beginning their career in live events. Please see the website for their latest posting.

*Volunteer Opportunities – There are several new volunteer opportunities posted in the Career Centre

* Sunday April 10th kicks off National Volunteer Week 2016,(#NVW2016YYJ) and Volunteer Victoria is asking for your help in promoting volunteerism during April 10 -16th. They have a number of events planned with various non-profit organizations. Participants from all over Greater Victoria can attend an Open House Volunteer Info Session or participate in an Active Volunteer Session.   You can find all of the event details on our website.  Volunteer Victoria

*VICTORIA HARBOURCATS BASEBALL CLUB – Many Volunteer Opportunities and events are available.    Please contact  Quinn Keeler, Community Relations Coordinator/Director of Game-Day Entertainment if you are interested in volunteering at any of these fun events.     VICTORIA HARBOURCATS BASEBALL CLUB  *Member of the West Coast League*     #101-1814 Vancouver Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5E3     O.778.265.0327

*Tourism and Leadership Exploration Program (TALE)  – An 8-week Summer Program with 4 weeks of instructional time in local parks and trails and 4 weeks in a  work experience placement.  The deadline to apply for the (TALE) program has been extended to April 15th.  Any interested students please see Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

* Vancouver International Universities Fair 2016 – May 7th at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  (A program of the National Association for College Admission Counselling)  Current grade 10 and 11 students along with their parents are invited to attend this conference on May 7th.  Students/parents must get themselves to the 9am ferry to ride the 10:35 Tsawwassen free NACAC bus to the event.  The bus will arrive in downtown Vancouver at approximately 11:30 am and will leave Vancouver at 3:30pm to ensure the group can catch the 5pm ferry back to Victoria.  Students are responsible to pay for their ferry ride there and back.  Any interested students need to confirm seats, complete a registration form and provide Mrs. Giesbrecht with a Certificate of Parental Authority form by April 14th.  You can pick up the form in Mrs. Giesbrecht’s office. Here is a link to the conference for more information.

*Grade 10 and 11 students are invited to attend the SD61 Career Fair on April 21st.  If you wish to sign up please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre to pick up your authorisation forms.

*There are two great summer work experiences available for students from the Greater Victoria School District.   1. Moksha Yoga is looking for students interested in doing 32 hours of work experience in either July or August.  You will need to commit to two 4 hour shifts per week for 4 weeks. Applicants must be 16 years of age. The studio is open all day, so shifts could include 10am – 2pm, 2-6pm or 6-10pm.                 2.    Belleville’s Premium Quality Watering Hole and Diner is offering a summer work experience opportunity for students interested in the Culinary and Hospitality Industry.  Applicants must be 15 years old and available for 4 to 6 hour day, evening and/or weekend shifts.    If you are interested in either of these opportunities please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre for an application.  More detailed information on these two work experiences can be found on the Career Centre website.