- February 1 – Report Cards Published at noon
- February 1 – Belmont Music Dept. – Elementary School Tour
- February 4 – Chinese New Year Party 4-6pm
- February 5 – PAC Mtg. 7pm/Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
- February 7 – BMD Middle School Performance
- February 9 – Belmont Bulldogs Senior Rugby Bottle Drive Fundraiser
- February 13 – Grad Assembly
- February 14 – Last Day to order Grad Wear
- February 15 – Pro-D Tri-District (students not in session)
- February 18 – Family Day (school not in session)
Semester 2 Start Up
As we begin the 2nd semester of the 2018/19 school year, we need to thank all of our students and staff for making the semester change go so smoothly. During the assessment/exam week we successfully provided students with the opportunity to write the Graduation Numeracy Assessment as well as English 12, Francais Langue 12, and Communications 12. A reminder we will be acknowledging students efforts through our honour roll as this is tabulated at the end of the course. This past week we began our Grade 8 transition by hosting a Middle Schools Fine Arts Performance and a Grade 8 Parent Night on January 30. Thanks to all of the students and staff for making the first formal introduction so memorable and positive for our future Bulldogs and their families.
Currently our AbEd staff are also hosting WEXES Wellness Week: Belmont is very excited to be partnering with First Nations Health Authority through their Wellness Grant and also thrilled to be working alongside Island Health, Camosun College, Saanich Native Plants, One Love Consulting and WZ Latin Party Fitness and, most of all, our amazing Role Models and Elders. We are celebrating Wellness by connecting with WEXES the moon of the frog (February to March). In the SENĆOŦEN calendar the WEXES moon is the time when Mother Earth warms up and the hibernating frogs wake from their winter sleep to announce the coming of spring. It is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. WEXES (frog) is a witness and a messenger.
1st Semester Final Report Cards
A reminder to all families that as of November 2018, we electronically publish report cards through the MyEd BC student portal and in addition will complete the upcoming 2019/20 course selection process using the same student portal. Instructions can be found on our website or through our school App under information. The 1st semester final report card will be available (published) on February 1st at 12pm.
Your feedback is wanted: Draft SD62 calendars for 2019-2022 The school district has posted draft calendars for the next three years. Please provide any feedback you might have to email@example.com. Feedback will be open until Friday, February 22, 2019. The SD62 Board of Education must submit a Board-approved calendar to the government by the end of March. Check out the calendars here: http://www.sd62.bc.ca/schools/calendar/
Red River Carts come alive…
In December before the holiday, Ms. Bronson’s SS9 class participated in an awesome project where her students created “Red River” carts out of items such as Popsicle sticks, small wooden dowels, glue, and other such materials. Not only were the students challenged to create these historical replicas, but Ms. Bronson and her husband spent hours working out every detail with blueprints, creating detailed instructions, and actually drilling the holes that each spoke of the wheel would need to go into.
ISP Farewell Party
Congratulations to one of our grade 10 students Thomas C., who was awarded Top Male Biathlete in the Vancouver Island Zone Biathlon Competition, held at Mount Washington on January 13. He is the only South Island Biathlete who will be competing at the Provincial Cadet Winter Biathlon Competition on Feb. 9 & 10th. Please see link from the Sooke Mirror https://www.sookenewsmirror.com/sports/langford-cadets-top-podium-in-regional-biathlon-competition/.
The Belmont Bytes prepare for another season of Robotics competition!
Belmont Bytes Robotics team competed on January 18/19 at Oak Bay High School and finished 2nd.
Team members in the photos are: Sierra I., Manon M., Veronica C., Antonio L. and Coaches Mr. & Ms. Samousevitch.
University of King’s College Information Session The University of King’s College has an Information Session in Victoria on Tuesday, February 5th. The session will take place from 7-8 p.m. at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort (in the Cowichan Room) – 100 Harbour Rd., Victoria B.C. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). This event is a great opportunity to learn about King’s programs, campus life, clubs, societies, athletics programs, and living in coastal Halifax. Grade 12 students who attend the event are entitled to a free application to King’s in the month of February. Students can learn more or RSVP online.
VMUN – Vancouver Model UN Belmont sent five students to VMUN, the preeminent annual Model UN conference for high school students, with 1400 students from around North America attending this Vancouver event January 25 – 27. William H., Isha C., Keemia A., Cassandra C. and Morgana A. enjoyed great success, with two students even earning recognition awards for their skills in research and diplomacy. Congratulations to Cassandra (the delegate of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the African Union committee) and Morgana (the delegate of the United States in the Security Council) for their awards and to all the students for representing Belmont so well. Any student interested in learning more about Model UN is invited to join us Mondays at lunch in room B205.
Congratulations to Christine C. and Isha C. who participated in the BC Youth Parliament on December 27 to 31, 2018 at the Legislative Chambers in Victoria. Christine and Isha met with 95 other students from across BC to learn about parliamentary process, to debate resolutions pertaining to local, national, and international issues and to plan activities for the coming year.
Belmont School Salon The Belmont School Salon is open to the public, students and staff. Hours are 9am to 12pm Wednesday to Friday. Rates are posted on the salon door.
Doors Open to Technology (DOT) is a free conference for students who are interested in having the opportunity to go behind the doors of local tech companies. The conference includes tours of tech companies, innovations talks, panel discussions from Vancouver Island tech companies, networking, learning what it takes to get into the tech field and discovering the options for tech careers on the island. When: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Where: St. Ann Academy A bus will leave Cineplex Odeon at WestShore Town Centre at 8:00am and return by 3:45pm Please see Mrs. Nicholson in the Career Centre for the permission forms. Seats are limited. Lunch will be provided by Subway.
Sr. Girls Basketball
On January 22nd this year’s grade 12s were honoured on “Sr Night for their dedication and commitments to our girls basketball program. To make the celebration even more memorable our Sr. Girls came away with a great win over Pacific Christian in league play.
Girls Soccer Girls Soccer is commencing this Spring. We are looking for Junior and Senior girls to join our teams. Sign up with Ms. Gaetz (room B112). Games and practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays now through the beginning of May. No experience necessary – Come out and have fun! Badminton Attention badminton players! The Belmont competitive badminton team is starting up in the next few weeks. See Mr. Willing in B310 for details. Belmont Ultimate Frisbee General meeting for Jrs. & Srs. on February 4th in room B102 at lunch. Season begins week of February 18th to May 10th. No experience necessary! Learn how to throw some DISCgusting tosses and sky your opponents in a fast-paced sport this Spring.
Lattitude Info Night
Students/parents are asked to register online through the their website.