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Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Newspaper Meeting– There will be a school newspaper meeting in room #240 at lunch today.

Acadia University -Potential grads please note that Acadia University will be in the main foyer this coming Friday (14th) at lunch to talk to students about admission, and all things axepeople.  Next week brings a slew of Universities to our school.  Dalhousie, Trent, U of T, Ivey (business school), and Memorial all make their way to innovation drive.  Find out when and where through twitter (@cpaguidance), the guidance webpage or old school – the cork board outside room 235.

NSSSA: There will be a brief meeting Friday at lunch in room 302 for all students planning on attending the NSSSA Metro Conference this weekend.

Model UN –Our next meeting will be on Monday November 17.  Please drop by 228 if you do not yet have a country for our World Health Organization debate.

School Photos – Order forms are due today. Orders can be dropped off at the main office. Please note that photo retakes are scheduled for Thurs., Dec. 4th.

Grad Photos – don’t miss out! There will be another round of Grad photos on Mon., Dec. 1, Tues., Dec. 2, Wed., Dec 3. Sign up is available online by this link: http://www.aboutimage.ca/book-you-appointment/

If you have any questions, contact About Image at 902-429-1977

Black History Essay Contest – RBC is inviting students to share their thoughts in a 750 word essay on how black Canadians have helped to define Canada’s diverse heritage and identity through their achievements and contributions to the broader society. In doing so, they qualify to win one of five $500 scholarships in Atlantic Canada and one of three National grand prizes of up to $5,000.

Atlantic’s regional winners will be chosen by a panel of African Canadian RBC Atlantic staff and the national winners will be selected by an external panel comprised of African Canadian business and community leaders.  There are two Atlantic Canadian representatives on the national panel: Judge Corrine Sparks of Halifax, and Ralph Thomas of Saint John, NB.

Essays must be submitted by December 5, 2014 and winners will be announced in early February in time for 2015 Black History Month.

It would be wonderful to have a lot of submissions from students from across Atlantic – who knows, maybe there will be a national winner from this region! More information can be found at www.rbc.com/essay

Exchange Opportunity for CPA Students:

Halifax Harbourside Rotary club will be hosting an information session on today at 6pm at CPA to discuss the Youth Exchange program. Interested Grade 11 and 12 students and parent(s)’guardian are invited to hear about this opportunity and to answer any questions. Costs, credits, choice of countries, time lines, etc., will be discussed at the meeting. Please visit www.rotaryhalifaxharbourside.ca and Rotary District 7820 – Home Page – ClubRunner for more information on the rotary club. In attendance will be former Youth Exchange students and members of Halifax Harbourside Rotary club.

Destination Imagination (DI) – CPA students are welcome to join our first DI team. Students will work collaboratively using creativity and problem solving skills to meet the requirements of a challenge issued by DI. In March, there will be a regional competition held against other schools. The winners go to Worlds in May. Interested in participating? Come to a meeting on Thursday in Room 132 at lunch.


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