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ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, November 3, 2016

Congratulations to our students who are recipients of an academic award for grade 10 & 11 in 2015/2016 school year.  Students, you can check the bulletin board by the main office or the website by student number to see if you are on the list. On Friday, November 4th in the morning, we will be calling students down by grade and the category of their award (honours, high honours and Principal’s list) to present their award, get a group photo and celebrate your success with cake. Be sure to listen for when your grade and category is called.

Health Action Team – will meet today at lunch in the Youth Health Centre. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Chess Club will take place in room 230 today at lunch.

The Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests will be written November 23.  If you are interested in writing one of these contests, please see Mrs. van Donkelaar in room 326 near the end of lunch today.  Tomorrow is the last day to register and pay.

Culture Cafe will be held in the Cafetorium tonight from 6:30 to 8:15. Mr. Kevin Robins will be discussing the Nova Scotia Highlanders and their actions at Vimy Ridge 1917. This is a pay what you can event. Cortado Tasting room will be providing complementary coffee for the evening.

Board Game Club will meet in room 230 on Friday after school.

Girls JV Soccer:  There will be a final team meeting tomorrow in room 341 to sign the banner, return the jerseys/shorts and generally reminisce about the thoroughly successful season.

Yearbook Meeting:  Our next meeting is Monday at 3:30 pm in Room 335.  We will be choosing our cover!

NSSSA – There will be an important meeting at the start of lunch on Monday in room 302 (Multipurpose Science Lab) for all students planning on attending the NSSSA regional conference November 12th-13th.

Upcoming University Visits: Reminder to grade 12 students that St. FX University will be here today at lunch to discuss their programs, admissions and scholarships. This is taking place in the library quiet room and all are welcome.

GRADE 12’s Scholarship Info –  The Peter Kohler Scholarship is awarded to a student who hopes to enter their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2017. This award is open to both graduating high school students, and students from a community college. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and their character, with preference given to students who display entrepreneurial spirit. The award is valued at $50,000, distributed over a period of four years – an outstanding opportunity for young Nova Scotian innovators who are facing financial hardship to excel and flourish. The application deadline is November 30th and applications must be submitted through this online form     https://www.cognitoforms.com/CFNS1/PeterKohlerScholarshipApplication

University of Toronto National Scholarship Award – $12,000 Total over 4 years  https://www3.adm.utoronto.ca/National/index.php Eligibility Criteria:

·         an original and creative thinker
·         committed to school and community
·         a high achiever in academic and creative pursuits
·         enthusiastic about learning and intellectual exploration
·         a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or protected person
·         currently in your final year of Canadian secondary school or first-year CEGEP
·         intending to begin university at University of Toronto the following academic year
·         a National Book Award nominee or self-identify as meeting the criteria above

Deadline is November 4th

Queen’s Chancellor’s ScholarshipStudents considering attending Queens – sign up outside the guidance office by Friday to be considered.  Those who are being considered for the nomination will be contacted on Monday November 7th, and will be required to complete an application. Criteria:  Students must have 90+ average, be a creative and original thinker, and possess leadership qualities. Due: December 1st. Value: 36, 000

 

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