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ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Could the following students please see Ms. Morgan in the library ASAP to return their SCI 10 textbook: Clare Bennet-Gibbs, Caleb Carter, Brett Delorey, Fatemeh Khezerpour, Jax Khoury, Hannah Leblanc, Justin Lienaux, John Pickett, Gina Whelan, Michael Young.

IB Information Session: There will be an information session for Grade 10 students and parents on February 28 from 6:30 to 7:30. Students who want specific information about the program to help them make an informed decision for course selection are encouraged to attend. IB Questions: Do you have questions about IB? Please stop by room 230 at lunch to raise these questions with Mr. Hall.

Grad Photos – Don’t miss out! Grad photos will be taken here on March 2 & March 3. Sign up for an appointment time at http://calnenphotography.setmore.com/ . Students are asked to sign up during study blocks or lunch. Sitting fee is $15 but will be waived if you don’t wish to purchase a package.

GRADS 2017 SCHOLARSHIP INFO – scholarship deadlines are posted on the bulletin board outside the guidance office.  Please check the scholarship booklet http://www.cpa.ednet.ns.ca/guidance/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/SCHOLARSHIP-BOOKLET-2016-2017.pdf which can be found on the CPA Guidance website.  The details regarding value, eligibility, deadlines, etc. for ALL of the scholarships, listed on the bulletin board, can be found there.  Check it out!!!

RBC Aboriginal Students Awards Program – You are eligible to apply to the RBC Aboriginal Student Awards Program if you are a Status Indian*, a Non-status Indian, Inuit or Métis and meet these criteria:

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada
  • You have applied or are currently attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada
  • You maintain a full course load that leads to a recognized degree, certificate or diploma
  • You have at least two years remaining in your post-secondary studies as of September 2017
  • You require financial assistance to pursue your education

Application Process- To be eligible, applications and supporting documents are to be received by RBC by 11:59 pm EST on February 28th, 2017. If selected, the applicant must provide proof of her/his acceptance to university or college and eligible status by July 31st, 2017. If you cannot confirm your acceptance by July 31st, 2017, RBC reserves the right to disqualify you for that academic year and to select another applicant. You may reapply for the following academic year. Completed application package must contain:

  • FULLY completed application form
  • COPY of your most current transcript LETTER of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or member of your community.

The Colonel Douglas H. Gunter History Awards  – For more information go to http://www.warmuseum.ca/learn/school-programs/the-colonel-douglas-h-gunter-history-awards/#tabs

·         Eligibility – Open to all senior students graduating from secondary school in the spring of 2017. Each student must submit an original work that satisfies the requirements listed below (text, visual art, audio or video production), and a completed application form.

  • Due – Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 24, 2017


·         Theme – Every year, the Canadian War Museum selects a theme on which students must base their work. For 2017, students are to produce a work on the following theme:

  • How has War Shaped Canada? The Canadian War Museum studies how war, conflict, and the search for peace has shaped Canada’s development as a nation. Choose the military event that you think has had the most profound impact on the history of the country and explore how it has shaped your life, or that of your community, in Canada today.
  • 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation and presents an opportunity to reflect upon the historical events and forces that have shaped the Canada we know today. Select a military event, one related to war, conflict, or the search for peace, and explore its impact on the development of the country. Its impact can be geographical, political, social or cultural. It can relate to how and where you live today, what you think it means to be Canadian, and even Canada’s place in the modern world.

Explore – Due: March 6th, 2017 – click here for the application and steps to apply http://www.myexplore.ca/en/page/?application What is Explore? – Explore is a five-week intensive French-immersion bursary program that is offered during the spring or summer for people with any skill level in French. Explore participants are awarded a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the course, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. You will discover another region of Canada while learning French in classes adapted to your language level. Through classroom instructions, workshops, sociocultural activities, and field trips, you will not only improve your language skills, but discover the culture of a new region as well, all while exploring, meeting new people from across the country, and exchanging ideas in a stimulating environment perfect for learning the French language. Experience something new and discover your country and your strengths through Explore!

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