BCHS This Week October 9-13

For a slideshow of these announcements, go to: https://www.slideshare.net/BCHS_Web/20171009-bchs-announcements-edit

‘BCHS This Week’
October 9 - 13, 2017

Monday - No School – Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday  - Lunch at 11:28am – PM ELT – 7-9 COI

        - Jr. High Magazine Collection Day

Wednesday - Lunch 12:06pm – AM ELT – 7-9 TAG

        - Picture Retakes

Thursday  - Lunch 12:06pm – AM ELT – 7-9 COI

Friday - Classes start 9:30AM - Lunch at 12:06


Save the date …

October 17 – Jr. High Magazine Collection Day

October 18 – Parent-Teacher Evening Interviews

October 20 – Pembina Hills No School Day

October 24 – Jr. High Magazine Collection Day

October 25 – Early Dismissal – Classes end at 2:19pm

October 30 – School Council Meeting – 7pm in Library

November 9 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 10 – Pembina Hills No School Day

November 13 – Pembina Hills No School Day

November 20 – PD Day (Staff Only)

Cafeteria Menu

        Monday, Oct 9  Thanksgiving – No School

        Tuesday, Oct 10   Cheeseburger & Fries

        Wednesday, Oct 11  Beef Fajita & Taco Salad

        Thursday, Oct 12  Pizza

        Friday, Oct 13  Baked Pasta Alfredo with Italian Sausage & Caesar Salad



SADD will be participating in National Teen Driver Safety Week on October 12. Come to the Center Gym at lunch to participate. Try some activities using the Impaired Vision Goggles and enter for some prizes!!


SPC Cards For Sale at Lunch

Come buy your card for $10  in the cafeteria on Tuesday or see Mrs. Carr to buy a card.


Babysitting Course

Red Cross based program In cooperation with FCSS FSL program

Date: Saturday, November 4  (Please Have Registration in by Oct 30)

Time: 9am – 5pm Bring a Lunch & Snacks

Location: Parent Link  FCSS Offices  5115 45 St. Barrhead

Additional Course information:  Age of participation: 11-15 ; Course Cost: $ 80.00 +GST ; Price includes Manual & Mini First Aid Kit

Registration Forms available at the school’s Main Office, Mrs. Gammel’s Office, or the FCSS Office


Magazine Sales

Double Day Tuesday ; Bring your order to your English teacher today. Magazine Sales help support activities for the students of BCHS.


Freaky Friday

Friday the 13 dress freaky, like your friends, family or role models



Sr High Announcements


BCHS SR Honor Roll Pizza Lunch

Wednesday October 18th in Mrs. Bondarchuk’s Room – Room 47  (If you received Overall Honors for grade 10 & 11 Last year, your name will be on a list!)


Recruiter Visits – in the library


University of Alberta – October 16, 1 - 3

MacEwan University – October 26, 9:15 – 12:00

NAIT – November 14, 9:00 – 3:00

There will be a general information session during the ELT on those days, for all interested students. Grade 10 students, check with your teacher about attending. Grade 12 students should meet with the recruiters individually outside the ELT to discuss their portal and any other specific questions they may have about applying or going to the school.  See Ms Wegner if you would like to reserve a time spot for any of these schools.


You applied, now what?

You should receive an email within 10 days of applying, to set up your portal for the school

Once that is completed, you must visit the portal often for any communication to and from the school

Check the TO DO list. Ms Wegner and Mr Raju can help you figure out what you need TO DO.

You haven’t applied yet – for some programs, don’t wait too long, many are first qualified, first admitted OR the competitive average is based on those first few applications.


BCHS Scholarships Database

Except for a few missing website links, the external scholarships database is now updated.

There are a number of options there for you, it does not hurt to take the time to look through the list.

If after a couple of hours of work and you end up with a $1000 scholarship out of it, when else will you make $500 a hour.


Lakeland College


The street rod program has moved to Lloydminster campus to accommodate more students

There is a degree transfer program for interior design

The areas of agriculture ad environmental science are working together

A new dairy barn learning space has opened

They now offer a petroleum management diploma

Application fee is waived when you apply at open house


University of Alberta

Admission to all programs is competitive

You apply using your final grade 11 marks and any completed grade 12 marks

If you do not receive an offer based on these marks, you will be re-assessed as you submit new final marks.

You must apply for scholarships by December 18. You do not need an offer to apply for scholarships.

There is a new website and program search tool to make it very easy to explore the 200+ programs:

Lister Residence Expansion is scheduled for completion, fall 2018

There are new faculty minors  in Phys Ed and Recreation and Engineering. These minors add depth to your learning.


March 1, 2018 – direct-entry programs

April 15, 2018 – update courses and marks online

April 30, 2018 – application to residence

June 1, 2018 – offer  acceptance in Bear Tracks



Olds College

Animal Health Technology has changed into a continuous enrolment program with three intakes every year

Blended delivery available for Agriculture and Heavy Equipment Certificate, as well as the Veterinary Medical Receptionist Certificate

No longer two specific majors in the Equine Science Diploma

Two majors for Agricultural Management Diploma

Fashion Marketing certificate intake has been suspended

Offering a Craft Distilling certificate through Continuing Education

Admission Updates

Animal Health Technology Diploma minimum marks at 65% with a competitive average above 80%

Agricultural Management Diploma seats increased from 75 to 125

Horticulture Technician Certificate seats increased from 30  to 50

Exercise Rider & Jockey Training, Race Horse Groom Training, only 8 students each

Scholarships  - apply first day of the semester, once you start.


Bow Valley College

New direct entry programs

Child and Youth Studies Diploma

Digital Design Diploma

Digital Marketing major for Business Administration Diploma

Supply Chain Management major for Business

Post-diploma/degree programs

Data Management and Analytics Advanced Certificate

Digital Marketing Certificate

Kitchen and Bath Design Certificate

Software Development Certificate

Transfer agreement update – Business administration can continue to a bachelor's at Athabasca, MacEwan, NAIT, SAIT, Lethbridge

Social work diploma transfers to bachelor at University of Calgary

Applications for career programs open 13 months before the start date

All programs are non-competitive, first-qualified, first-accepted based on admission requirements.



Update on applying to NAIT

You now have a first choice and second choice option but your second choice will not be considered unless you do not meet the requirements of your first choice or you are waitlisted for your first choice.

You can switch these around after you submit your application by filling out the form which is available on the admissions page at the NAIT website


Information on schools

If you missed out on announcements the past couple of weeks, the slides for

University of Calgary

University of Lethbridge

Portage College

Concordia University of Edmonton

The King’s University


are posted on the wall outside the library. Ms Wegner will continue this over the next few weeks, should you want to check back on key information about a specific school.



NAIT - October 13 & 14

Concordia Unversity of Edmonton - October 14

The King’s University - October 14 & March 3

Lakeland College - October 20-21

Grande Prairie Regional College - October 20

University of Alberta/Augustana - October 21/20

Olds College - October 20/21 in Calgary

Bow Valley College - October 21

Alberta College of Art and Design - October 27-28

SAIT - October 27-28

NorQuest College - October 28

Mount Royal University - October 28

Lethbridge College - November 2 & February 10

Ambrose University - November 3

Red Deer College - November 4

MacEwan University - November 4

Burman University - Contact them

Keyano College - Contact them

Medicine Hat College – Various

Northern Lakes College - Contact them

Prairie College - Contact them