STUDENT NOTICES Thursday, May-20-21 - Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
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STUDENT NOTICES Thursday, May-20-21 *************************************************************************** General Notices Spirit Days! Now that the weather is starting to warm up, it’s a great time to start thinking about summer vacation! Today, Wednesday, and tomorrow, Thursday, we will be having a Vacation Day Contest. Head over to the main office and get your photo taken at photo board which is near the front entrance of the school. There will be slips of paper there so that you can write down the location of your dream destination and hold it up during your photo. You will then receive another slip of paper which you can put your name on and then place in one our four draw boxes, and therefore be entered to win a prize. Up for grabs are gift certificated for Tim Horton's, Booster Juice, New York Fries and Opa! Contest winners will be announced the Tuesday following the May long weekend. Have fun with this one Saints! Grade 12 Students: BJM Scholarship Application is now open. To fill out the application, log in through your GSCS account, go to BJM’s website and click on the link. Applications close Friday, May 21 at 3:00pm. Yearbook Contest: May’s yearbook photo contest theme is BJM School Spirit! This month submit photos of you showcasing your pride in being a BJM Saint! Photos can be submitted over Instagram @bjm.yearbook or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to hand in your entry is June 5th! The winner will receive a prize and be featured in the yearbook! Remember to follow the yearbook Instagram to stay up to date! BJM Spirit Days: Spirit Days are back! From now until the end of the school year, every Thursday and Friday make sure to wear your BJM gear to show your pride in being part of the BJM Saints Community! Blended Learning Schedule: Friday, May 21 – NO SCHOOL Monday, May 31st – Last name A-K attend Tuesday, May 25th – Last name A-K attend Tuesday, June 1st – Last name L-Z attend Wednesday, May 26th – Last name L-Z attend Wednesday, June 2 – Last name A-K attend Thursday, May 27th – Last name A-K attend Thursday, June 3 – Last name L-Z attend Friday, May 28th – Last name L-Z attend Student Support Period – BJM will be offering help at the end of the day for any student that needs some extra support. All students are welcome! Feel free to drop in if you have any questions or need some help. The support period runs from 2:25 - 3:00. Please Note: Students are required to sign in using the QR code or the paper sign in sheet EAL support Room 232 Catholic Studies, English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, Learning Assistance Room 229 English Room 205 (A-K) Lunch Hour –It is important to be reminded of the following expectations: • Students are still encouraged to go home for lunch or leave the building. • Students who are staying for lunch must eat in their morning classroom. Students Must sit in the same desk they used for the morning class. Please use reusable containers to minimize garbage. • Social distancing of at least 6 feet must be practiced. • Microwaves will not be available. Students will be required to clean and sanitize their eating area. Cleaning materials are provided. • Bathrooms may be used if needed. Students will sign out and sign back in when they return from the bathroom. • Students must leave the building if they are not wanting to stay in the classroom for the lunch hour. • All students who leave the building at lunch will be allowed to return at 12:20 pm and must proceed directly to their afternoon class. • Take-out and delivery of food to the school is not permitted.
Student Services Grade 12 FNMI Students! Anyone wanting to be recognized at grad with a small cultural gift, please see Mrs. Hazen in Student Services before May 21st. Youth Connection Corner: Come join our Youth Connection Corner every Wednesday from 5pm to 6pm. To register, please email email@example.com This program is for youth aged 14 to 24 and will be held online! Create a safe space with peers and adult allies & learn about self-care and mindfulness practices! Capsule Bursary 2021/22: the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (“CAPSLE”) established a bursary to provide financial assistance to students entering post-secondary Education and/or Law programs. One $1,000 bursary is available for the 2021/2022 academic year. The following are the eligibility criteria for the Bursary: (a) The applicant must have been accepted to a Canadian university program in a recognized Faculty of Education and/or Faculty of Law in the 2021/22 academic year; (b) Priority will be given to applicants who identify as a member of a group that is under- represented in Education and/or Law. Application deadline is May 31, 2021. For more information and for application details, please see Student Services. Think BIG program, hosted by Grande Prairie Regional College, located in Fairview, AB and sponsored by Finning (Canada) The ThinkBIG - Heavy Equipment Service Technician - program is the result of a unique partnership between GPRC, Caterpillar Inc., world leader in the manufacturing of heavy equipment, and Finning, Caterpillar’s largest dealership worldwide. GPRC is the only post-secondary institution in Canada to offer this globally recognized training, which is custom-formulated to meet Alberta Apprenticeship examination requirements. The ThinkBIG program is a two year diploma program (80 weeks in length) located at the GPRC Campus in Fairview, Alberta. Students gain advanced technical knowledge and hands-on skills directly related to Caterpillar equipment and upon graduation are ready to work anywhere Finning has opportunities – more than 40 locations across Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., NWT and the Yukon. Graduates are in exceptionally high demand. This program consists of five 16-week blocks divided into 8 weeks of classroom theory and labs on campus, followed by a paid 8-week work practicum at a Finning location. The applicant should have a genuine interest in mechanical systems and a desire to understand the underlying theoretical principles that govern machine operation and design. The work often involves analytical troubleshooting and problem solving in an active and physical work environment. Those who are considering this program should enjoy the challenge of working on some of the largest, most technologically advanced equipment in use today. Students must be Canadian residents and able to work in a physically demanding environment. Finning will pay the tuition for this program for successful applicants and, upon commencement of the program, students will become employees of Finning. As employees of Finning, students will receive benefits as per Finning’s benefits plan after completion of a three month waiting period. Each successful applicant will receive coveralls, books, apprenticeship exam fees, and personal protective equipment at no cost. Students must provide their own CSA approved footwear and basic set of tools. At the end of the program, employment is not guaranteed with Finning, but every effort will be made to accommodate successful students. In order to be considered for the program, the candidate must apply directly to the college and meet the entrance requirements. More information may be found in Student Services or at https://www.gprc.ab.ca/programs/thinkbig-service- technician.html News from University of Saskatchewan: 1. U-Start registration is open! We're excited to meet our new admitted undergraduate students at U-Start events in May and June. By attending, students admitted in summer/fall 2021 will get ready for their next important post-secondary milestone: class registration! Students can sign up for colleges sessions and student services sessions. By participating, they will learn: • how to choose and register for classes • how to get a head start • where to get help • what they need to know before September. Students attending USask this year can also find resources on our new students website. 2. Time to get ready to register for fall/winter classes. It's time for new USask students to start planning what classes they are going to register in for the 2021 fall and 2021 winter terms. Students are encouraged to save their draft class schedules in PAWS using the Plan Ahead tool, which will make registering for classes easier. Class registration information will be emailed to students and is available on our classes and registration page. Students who sign up to be part of a Learning Community (LC) or are starting classes in the College of Engineering will receive additional class registration instructions since the class registration process is slightly different for these groups. 3. Colleges' application deadlines extended. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can still apply for admission to • Edwards School of Business (May 15), with requirement to submit documents by June 1; • Engineering (June 1), with requirement to submit documents by June 15; • Agriculture and Bioresources (July 1), with requirement to submit documents by July 15; • Arts and Science (August 15). A&S applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since class registration opens in June.
4. Arts and Science Transition Program Are you thinking of applying to the College of Arts and Science, but are not certain if their marks meet the entrance requirements? Would they benefit from comprehensive support during their first year, and a tight-knit community of other students to study with? The Arts and Science Transition Program may be a great fit! Students may submit an Application for Admission and select “Arts and Science Transition” as their first- choice program when applying for admission. Visit the Arts and Science Transition Program webpage for more information! 5. Starting classes in the summer term is a great way for students to get ahead in their degree program, lighten their course load for the upcoming fall and winter terms or complete a prerequisite needed for a future class. In line with federal and provincial requirements regarding COVID-19 prevention, summer classes will be offered primarily remotely (e.g. online) with limited in-person instruction where circumstances permit. No matter if classes are in-person or remote, students will receive a rich and rigorous education—with access to study help, health and wellness resources, events and workshops and much more. These summer class options are particularly popular with first-year students: • LING 110, Introduction to Grammar July 5-23 (quarter 3) • Math 102, Precalculus Mathematics July 5-August 17 (summer term) • Math 110, Calculus I July 5-August 17 (summer term) • Math 164, Introduction to Linear Algebra July 5-August 17 (summer term) Students can learn more about starting university in the summer here or requesting a start term switch here. 6. Planning on taking a math course in your first year at USask? Whether new USask students are looking to complete their quantitative requirement for a Bachelor of Arts degree, thinking about becoming a teacher or planning to major in mathematical physics, most new students take an introductory math or stats course in their first year. But how do students choose which one to take? The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has developed a new web page to help students figure out which introductory math or stats course is right for them. Please feel free to share this page with your grade twelve students. Also, don’t forget that the Math Readiness Assessment is available to students who need to take a calculus course for their program, and want to be prepared for the course they choose to register in. 7. Next year's Grade 12 students can get a head start with Edwards' COMM 101 Early Start Students entering Grade 12 in 2021 have the opportunity to get a head start on their degree by taking COMM 101, an online business course offered by Edwards School of Business. With COMM 101 Early Start, students can: • find out whether commerce is right for them • discover what major they’re interested in • possibly earn a scholarship for future degree • earn a high school credit Students are encouraged to apply on Edwards' COMM 101 Online page by June 30, 2021 to start in September 2021. St. Anne’s Knights of Columbus Bursary: $500 bursary to a Grade 12 student from BJM meeting the following criteria: • registration in post-secondary education • Parish Involvement • School Involvement • Community Involvement • Academic Standing • Letter of Reference Application deadline is June 1, 2021. For full details and application, please see Student Services. St. Anne’s Catholic Women’s League Bursary: $500 bursary to a Grade 12 student from BJM meeting the following criteria: • registration in post-secondary education • Parish Involvement • School Involvement • Community Involvement • Academic Standing • Letter of Reference Application deadline is June 1, 2021. For full details and application, please see Student Services. University of Alberta: We’re here to help your students register for the University of Alberta! Registration for online faculty-specific and general Registration 101 sessions are now available. At this session students will: • Learn how to navigate the Bear Tracks system for course selection and registration. • Chat with an advisor and get advice on which courses to take. • Explore the next steps on their journey at the U of A. Students can register at uab.ca/reg101.
2021 Nelson Scholarship Program is now open! Are you a Grade 12 student excelling in the classroom and making a difference in your community? Apply for one of our $10,000 scholarship opportunities. Recipients of the awards are young leaders of tomorrow, showcasing a commitment to community stewardship and academic achievement. This year, we are once again offering two incredible opportunities for students, our Civic Leadership Scholarship and our Indigenous Student Scholarship, in partnership with Indspire. To learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply, click the link below. Applications close June 30, 2021. Study and Go Abroad Virtual Education Fair: May 20 We would like to welcome you to the free Study and Go Abroad Winter Virtual Fair on Thursday, May 20th. We have a great line-up of universities attending. It is a valuable event, and totally free of charge. The fair offers students an opportunity to meet online with representatives from post-secondary institutions from around the world, so that they can start planning their next step in education, whether it be at home or abroad. The fair will feature universities, professional schools and colleges offering short- term and long-term programs, whole degrees, diplomas, certificate programs and summer programs. Embassies and consortia will also be exhibiting at the fair, as will student travel organizations. Similar to a regular fair, visitors to the virtual fair are able to visit booths, chat 'live' to university representatives via text or video chat, download brochures, watch videos and attend webinars on a variety of different topics. They will learn about scholarships, admission requirements and a full range of program options; Law, Medicine, Engineering, Sciences, Entertainment and the Arts, IT, Hospitality and more. Check the website for exhibitor information and profiles, and the webinar schedule. More details: • Date: Thursday, May 20th • Place: Online • Expo hours: 3pm to 9pm EST • Admission: FREE University of Saskatchewan: Joining a Learning Community (LC) offered in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education and Kinesiology is one of the most beneficial choices new students can make when starting university. In an LC, new students can: • connect with students, alumni, professors and professionals who share common interests and/or goals – an academic social network! • access mentorship and support from successful, senior students (i.e., Peer Mentors) and recent graduates from USask. • develop the skills to adapt to university expectations and campus life and succeed in their new academic environment. Important dates: • May 3 – June 9 - Sign-up period open for: Agriculture and Bioresources LCs; Arts and Science First-Year Learning Experience (FLEX) LCs; Kinesiology LCs • June 12 - First-year Education students and students entering the Kinesiology/Education Combined Program have to register for Education LCs as part of their program requirements along with their other classes. Students are encouraged to browse Learning Community options online and speak to an academic advisor in their college. STM Academic Advisors: Grade 12 students; if you are applying to U of S next year and need some help picking First-year Arts & Science Classes; St. Thomas More College academic Advisors can help you navigate choosing courses and making your first USask class Schedule. To book your one on one appointment with an advisor visit www.stmcollege.ca/advising Innovation Credit Union Scholarship: We believe that post-secondary education is an important step in creating opportunities for youth and we are proud to reward students who are giving back to their communities. Paying tuition can be easier with an Innovation scholarship; 1st place - $5,000, 2nd place - $3,000, 11 - 3rd place prizes of $2,000 each. Students can earn a scholarship to help them complete their education if they are a full-time student enrolled in a first-year post-secondary program at any Canadian university or college. The deadline to apply is May 31st, 2021. Here’s how: • Sign up for a $5 membership (if you don’t already bank with us) - simply open a No-Fee Bank Account online in minutes • Reside in Saskatchewan • Complete our online form – apply today! • Post a 30-90 second video • Be open to giving a testimonial if you should win For more information on our full Scholarship Program, video requirements, or to apply today, visit our website.
Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS), is offering the Young Community Leader Bursary — presented in partnership with Red River Mutual — which recognizes one graduating Saskatchewan high school student who exemplifies outstanding dedication to making their community a better place. In 2021, the successful applicant will receive a one-time cash bursary in the amount of $5,000. Application deadline is May 31st The recipient of the Young Community Leader Bursary will: • Be a Grade 12 student in Saskatchewan, graduating in the spring or summer of 2021, with an intent to pursue a higher education within the next two years • Demonstrate an exceptional commitment to their community through volunteerism, school involvement, leadership of local initiatives, or other means of engagement • Be a role model in their community • Demonstrate academic dedication and achievement with a minimum cumulative Grade 11 average of 75%. Please visit our website to learn more about our bursary program. https://www.ibas.ca/bursary.html Canadian Blood Services: Assignment Saving Lives You’re invited to participate in an initiative that will meaningfully impact lives in your community and across the country. By raising awareness for blood donation and encouraging your peers to become blood donors, you will help save and improve the lives of patients in Canada. This program runs from April 1 to June 30, 2021. Active participants will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, project management experience and a chance to win a bursary of up to $1,250. Participants need to recruit 15 unique blood donors to attend a Canadian Blood Services donor centre from April 1 – June 30, 2021 to become eligible for a bursary or prize. A quick summary of the program: • Open to High School students 17 years of age+. • Students can win a bursary of up to $1250. • Program can be done virtually outside of school hours. • Program participants aren’t required to donate blood in order to win. This is great program for students looking to gain additional experience on their resume as well as the financial reward of a $1250 bursary. For more information or to sign up, check out our landing page at https://www.blood.ca/en/assignmentsavinglives Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) Branch Scholarship Program: at SIA, we know that youth are the future of our industry. To support the youth in achieving their career in agrology related sectors, including agriculture, bioresources, food or the environment, the Institute’s six branches (Northeast, Northwest, Regina, Saskatoon, Southwest and Yorkton) are each awarding a scholarship of $1000 to candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in agrology. There will be one winner from each of the six SIA Branches. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2021 ELIGIBILITY: Student must presently be a Grade 12 high school student, graduating in June; Student must have plans to enroll as a first year full-time student this fall in a Saskatchewan-based, postsecondary program that is associated with the agrology industry. (Ex: agriculture, bioresources, food and environmental sciences); Student must not be an immediate family member of current Institute staff or councillors. For more information and applications, please come to Student Services. The Royal City Soccer Club, a registered non-profit organization, is excited to offer volunteer and camp counsellor opportunities at our day camps this summer. There are amazing opportunities for students in grades 9 to 12 during the summer months of July and August. Our program is designed to encourage and promote personal development, team building and life skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. We have 2 locations in Saskatoon: Bishop James Mahoney HS and Wildwood Park - details available on our website. For any questions or to apply, visit our website at royalsoccer.com or contact us at 1-800-427-0536 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up by June 1. For students going into Grade 11 or Grade 12: E.D. Feehan Catholic High School offers the following programs which are open to students in GSCS; you would remain a student at BJM and just go to E.D. Feehan for the specified classes. For more information and for an application, please come to Student Services. 1. Construction 20/30 • Prerequisite: Industrial Arts 10 • This course is an excellent opportunity for students to explore the many trades involved in building a house. Students will build a house from “scratch” to “lock up” stage. Students will have an opportunity to gain apprenticeship hours as well as take part in a summertime internship program. Students will be provided steel toed boots, coveralls, glasses and gloves. Upon completion of the course, students may keep these safety supplies. 2. Interior Finishing 20/30 • Prerequisite: Industrial Arts 10 • This course assists students in acquiring and developing skills related to interior finishing of residential building trades. Students will have an opportunity to learn about insulating; plumbing; electrical; drywall boarding and taping; flooring; cabinet installation, etc. Students will operate hand tools and power machinery related to the construction trade. Students will be provided steel toed boots, coveralls, glasses and gloves. Upon completion of the course, students may keep these supplies.
University of Saskatchewan: 1. Every Wednesday - Drop-in-Q&A Wednesdays Did you know students can book a 20-minute appointment with a USask recruitment officer every Wednesday to answer any questions they have about admission requirements, scholarships, housing and other information they would like to know before becoming a USask student? Appointments are available for students interested in applying to undergraduate programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Bioresources, Arts and Science, Education, Engineering, Kinesiology and the Edwards School of Business. 2. Chat with current Edwards and Arts and Science students! Are your students wondering what university will be like next year? The USask College of Arts and Science and Edwards School of Business are excited to launch a new chat platform where future students can connect with Students Ambassadors in each college and ask questions about the many programs and degrees available. Academic Support: Academic support is available weekly through the Open Door Society. You must register to be matched with a university student who will meet you virtually. It is available for all students. Full poster is available outside EAL and Student Services. Jean Lumb Awards: presented to outstanding students who have excelled in eight areas: Academics; Athletics; The Arts; Community Services; Defense of the Environment; Dignity of Life; Innovation, and Leader of Tomorrow. Students must be enrolled full-time in any grade in a high school or secondary school in Canada and of Chinese heritage. The application deadline is May 24, 2021. To apply, go to http://www.JeanLumbFoundation.ca Jean Lumb, C.M. (1919-2002), was the first Chinese Canadian woman to receive the Order of Canada. Among her many other honours is the naming of the Toronto District School Board's newest school, Jean Lumb Public School that opened in 2020.
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