November 17 – “Evolution of Band” Concert 1pm
November 19-30 – Grad Photos hosted at Belmont
November 21 – Raven Dancer moved to our Community Garden 9:30am
November 21 – Mid-term report cards published via MyEd BC at 12pm
November 22 – Student learning conferences 2 to 4pm/5 to 7pm
November 23 – Pro-D students not in session
November 23-24 – Belmont’s Model UN Club hosts conference
November 24 – Belmont’s Dance Company performing in the Santa’s Lights Parade downtown at 5pm
From our Counsellors
Gr. 12 students met during Focus block last week to review their Transcript Verification Reports (TVR’s). This Ministry of Education document has essential information that needs to be reviewed by students and parents in order to ensure student graduation eligibility. A large number of TVR’s were never claimed. Students must see their counsellor-of-record asap to pick up the TVR and/or to discuss any errors or questions, and make arrangements to add any course requirements to second semester schedules in order to ensure graduation status for June. All second semester schedule changes for Gr. 12 students must be completed before the Christmas break.
A copy of the power point presentation that was reviewed with students, TVR and Student Transcript Service and Post Secondary Power Point can be viewed at:
http://belmont.web.sd62.bc.ca/resources/counselling/ (scroll to the bottom of the page).
Belmont hosts local MP Alistair McGregor & Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh…
On Tuesday November 13 we hosted a Q&A for our students from selected Social Studies, English and AVID classes with MP Alistair McGregor and Federal NDP Jagmeet Singh. Our students asked insightful questions ranging from homelessness to environmental issues like the impact of the Site C Dam as well as plans to honour the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. It was inspiring to hear our students ask such critical questions. What a great opportunity for our school to share our great school. Student MCs Navya P. and Keagan T. also had the opportunity to provide our guests with a guided tour of our wonderful school. Thanks to Elder Henry Chipps for providing the Aboriginal Territorial Acknowledgement and Welcome as well as Trustees Wendy Hobbs, Margot Swinburnson, and Dianna Seaton for attending.
An article from the Goldstream Gazette: https://www.goldstreamgazette.com/news/ndp-leader-jagmeet-singh-visits-with-langford-high-school-students/
Raven Dancer’s final journey to our Community Garden
On November 21st our school and community will celebrate Raven Dancer’s final journey into our Community Garden where it will continue to help students learn about the Coast Salish People’s ways and the relationship between people and the land we share.
Elders, community members, students, and staff will all share in this wonderful event. A special thanks to our Aboriginal Education staff and the Hulitan Family & Community Services Society for sharing Raven Dancer with us.
Belmont’s Model United Nations Club
Belmont’s Model UN club hosts its first conference with many students attending from both SD62 and outside the district on November 23 from 3:45-8:30 and November 24 9:00-7:30.
Forum for Young Canadians
Are you interested in decision-making and politics? You can be part of behind the scenes of the world of federal politics by spending a week on Parliament Hill in Ottawa . Applications are now be accepted for the Winter 2019 sessions. Application deadline is November 30, 2018.
For more information please go to http://forum.ca/the-program/for-students/?lang=en or see Mrs. Nicholson in the Career Centre.
Belmont’s 3rd annual Cultural Night for all community members (staff, students, parents and friends) will take place this year on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:00pm. Come to the main foyer at Belmont to try various cultural cuisine, listen to great music and socialize. Come one, come all.
Explorations in Technology and Engineering – TEAC 105
TEAC 105 is a sampler course introducing the basic skills and careers in engineering and technology. The technology fields covered are Computer Science, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology. The course is held at Camosun College Interurban Campus on Fridays from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for 13 weeks. There are some seats left in the course for second semester. Upon completion, students will receive 4 high school credits. The tuition is paid by the school district however there is an application fee of $41.82. Please see Mrs. Nicholson in the Career Centre for more information and an application.
UX Day 2018
Discover Science & Technology Exploration Opportunities for Vancouver Island Youth at this free event on Saturday, December 1st from 10:00am to 4:00pm at UVic. For more information and to RSVP for the event go towww.higtechu.ca
Belmont Accounting 11 Students Leading National Stock Market Challenge
The Accounting 11 class with Mr. Grainger is participating once again this year in the national student Stock Market Challenge presented by Junior Achievement. At the mid-way point of the two month competition, several Belmont students have made a name for themselves in the top 25 out of over 2000 teams from across Canada!
Congratulations to Dayton C. & Liam S. on currently ranking 6th in the entire country, with a portfolio up over 20% in spite of recent stock market volatility. Scott K., Haley H. and Emma D. have placed as high as 14th in the daily ranking with a portfolio up over 10%. Ryan V., Gary M., and Ethan R. have also spent time in the national top 25. Way to go, everyone! The stock market challenge wraps up December 8th.
And from the Belmont Fine Arts…
and in addition…
Thanks to all the staff, students, and families who have supported our programs. As the Fall season winds down and the winter season begins, here are some of our notable results:
- Junior Girls B Volleyball – Developmental team finished 9th in league and missed playoffs by one spot.
- Junior Girls A Volleyball – Finished 6th in pool play. Qualified for City playoffs and moved up one spot to 5th but missed Island Championships by one berth.
- Junior Boys Volleyball – Placed 9th in pool play and missed City playoffs by one spot.
- Senior Boys Volleyball – 5th in the City’s and qualified for Islands Nov 16/17.
- Senior Girls Volleyball – Won City’s and qualified for Islands Nov 16/17.
- Senior Boys Soccer – finished pool play without a win but a great start to rebuild our boys program.
- Cross Country – Had runners at Islands but no qualifications for BC’s.
- Rowing – We had one rower from Belmont row at the City’s but did not qualify for BC’s.
- Boys Varsity Football – Unfortunately due to injuries team had to fold half way thru the season.
- Boys JV Football – Undefeated so far this year and are in the Quarterfinals of the BC playoffs.
Upcoming Winter Sports:
- Junior Boys and Girls Basketball
- Senior Boys and Girls Basketball
- Badminton Club – continues every Wed. at 7:00 PM