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