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Announcements February 15th, 2017
Check out the Belmont Website Daily Announcements and the Career Centre Information for the many volunteer opportunities available to students.  Volunteer hours can be used for the required grad transitions hours.
Grads:  Reminder that Yearbook Grad Write ups are due today, these can be emailed to belmontyearbook2016@gmail.com  or handed into the main office. Please get yours in as soon as possible.
Students who are interested in attending the next Model UN Conference at Shawnigan Lake School, please come to Rm B211 – Ms. Amado’s room at noon on Thursday Feb 16th.
On March 2nd the Career Centre and AbEd are hosting a Post-Secondary/Career Fair in the Learning Commons from 9-1130. This will feature approximately 30 community partners including Uvic, Island Health, VIU and more. A classroom sign-up sheet will be emailed to teachers early this week
Gradwear is in and can be picked up in Room B207 at lunch and after school.
CULTURAL NIGHT = On February 22 5pm – 7pm. There is a cultural night at Belmont for all students, staff, family and community members. Culture in the form of music, art, food and dance. Some free and inexpensive food. Come one, come all.
Congratulations to Emily Rasmussen, Markus Myer, Christine Camaso, and Keira Tomalty who were nominated for a Leadership Victoria Award for the work they accomplished getting the Belmont’s Health clinics open in addition to their continued support of positive mental health initiatives in our school communities. They will receive their award on March 2 at Government House, under the patronage of the Honourable Judith Guichon, the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Grade 9s review the course selection timelines (attached). Review the link on our website which shows all the documents you need to plan your course selection.  http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/parents/course-selection-2016-17/
Any student interested in being part of the BC Quebec exchange please meet Ms. Evans during lunch in room B307 for applications and further information
Looking for students to be Belmont Sexual Health Ambassadors:
Youth approach youth first about sexual health concerns. From the 2013 McCreary Centre report we know that 73% of youth went to a friend first when they needed help.   Sexual Health Ambassadors (SHAs) are a peer based resource team to enhance the student body’s health literacy.  This training will equip youth with the information and communication skills required to better support their peers.

 

Potential Tasks of SHA
  • Teach/share leadership of workshops – To peers, parents, and teachers
  • Host/Tabling events.
  • Create written material.
  • Presence at Wellness Centre offering one-on-one support.
  • SHA Staffed ‘Question Desk’: offer weekly or monthly themes (ie. gender identity, STI 101, birth control options) up for discussion at Wellness Centres.
 
Training sessions: (must be able to attend all dates)
  • Feb 23: Intro Session 430-730 at Belmont
  • Feb 24: Full Day 10-4 at EMCS
  • Mar 4: Full Day 10-4 at Royal Bay
For more information and/or application:

See Ms. Rachael in room B210, or email rsandberg@sd62.bc.ca

Sports!
The Junior boys Basketball championship tournament is this coming Feb 15 – 18 at Belmont.   They are looking for volunteers to help with the concession stand and admissions table.
Possible shifts are:
Thursday the 15th from around 12:30- 4:30ish and 5:30 to 9:30ish
Friday the 16th from 9:15-12:45, 12:45-4:15 and 4:15-7:45
Saturday the 18th from 9:30 to 11:30, 1:15 to 4:15 and 4:15 to 7:15
Please contact Miss Rachael in room B210, or on Facebook if interested.
Career Centre
Need 8 volunteers to act as victims of a disaster for The First Aid Competition.
When:    Saturday 18 February, 2017.
Where:   Belmont Secondary School
Time:      8am to 3pm.
What:    Volunteers represent and act up as a victim of disaster, competitors of an emergency team will practice their skills during the day.
 Volunteers need to be wearing clothes that will get make up on it and/or will be ripped up. Wear older clothes that you don’t care much about would be the best.
 For more information and to Sign up, see Mrs. Hyde in the Career Centre