- Feb 19 – Grad Assembly #2 Focus
- Feb 22 – FoodSafe Level 1 Certification 9am-4pm, Room B104
- Feb 22 – Choral Collaboration Day
- Feb 24 – Travis Price (co-founder of Pink Shirt Day) presentation
- Feb 26 – Pink Shirt Day
- Mar 2 – PAC Mtg. 7pm
- Mar 2 – Dry Grad Mtg. 8pm
- Mar 5 – Evening of Jazz 7pm Langford Legion
- Mar 8 – Daylight Saving
- Mar 8 – International Women’s Day
- Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
- Mar 16-27 – Spring Break (school not in session)
Aboriginal Education Team News
WEXES Moon – Moon of the Frog
This moon is significant because the frog acts as a witness and a messenger. The frog announces the Sacred Season of Plenty. Because the frog is honoured as the Keeper of the Sacred Season, it is often presented on Cedar Monuments (totem poles) and in artwork to show that an important event has occurred.
During this moon, the wonder of nature repeats in an amazing process: Mother Earth warms up and the hibernating frog wakes from its winter sleep. The frog announces the coming of spring. It is soon time to gather foods and medicine.
Upcoming Important Dates:
Ongoing- Traditional Tea Day (usually Mondays!) at lunch in the Lakeside Café. Rethink your drink! The purpose is to raise awareness about consuming healthy food and increase knowledge about local traditional plants and herbs such as nettle, nootka rose, licorice root and mint.
Feb 24- Moosehide Campaign
For information and lessons go to https://moosehidecampaign.ca/events/2020-moose-hide-campaign-day-in-b-c The AbEd team has pins available for classes or teachers. We are available to teach lessons on the subject and raise awareness about keeping women and girls safe and being an active participant in this decolonizing work.
Attention all badminton players. A very important meeting will take place in room B310 at lunch, Feb. 12. See Mr. Willing for details.
Jr. and Sr. Boys Rugby 7s practice has just begun, Mondays and Thursdays 3:30 – 5:30 on Goudy field. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary, just bring a mouth-guard, and cleats. See Mr. Beattie in A216, or Mr. Peacock in A304 if you have any questions.
Special Ultimate Meeting
Thursday [27 February] at lunch in A301 [Stee’s Room]
All are welcome! Come one come all …
Past players, present players, new players, novice players … any and all!!
Girls Basketball Update
The Senior A girls Basketball team finished 3rd in the City and will be hosting the first ever AAAA Girls Island Championship on Feb 13th- 15th with games starting at 2pm on Thursday.
The Senior B girls Basketball team finished their exhibition season with a win over Claremont B team 39-34. Two weeks ago they competed hard in their 4 games as hosts for the Bill Spotswood Memorial tournament.
The Junior Girls Basketball team finished league play in 3rd place and won the first game of the city championship 55-31 over Stelly’s. The top 4 teams in the City will qualify for the Island Championship.
We’re very proud of the accomplishments of our Girls’ Basketball program! Thanks to all of our coaches for their tie and leadership and too all our supportive parents too!
Women in Trades and Technology Exploration Day
Date: Feb 26th Location: Camosun College Time: 9:30-2pm
Sign up at the Career Centre!
Are you looking for work?
Come to the Career Centre to check for volunteer and paid work opportunities in the community.
Fine Arts News
Belmont Music Department (BMD)
What a year so far… Thank you to all the staff, parents and musicians for making 2019 such a wonderful year of music. It’s hard to believe a year has already flown by. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun. Winter is a time for the BMD to showcase what we’ve been working on and this year was no different. It started off with our Drumline, R&B Band and Jazz Band raising school spirit by playing at the November Pep Rally. Next up, the BMD carollers headed to Millstream Village to spread the cheer of the season with the community. Meanwhile, all musicians were hard at work preparing for the annual Winter Concert. This concert was a time for the entire BMD to put our best foot forward and show that all those early mornings and late nights paid off and boy did they! The Spotswood Gym was filled with wonderful music. From those in their first winter concert to those in their last, everyone did an amazing job to make this winter concert one to remember. A special shout out to our amazing MCs (Mrs.Fortin and Mrs. Orton) and our staff volunteers Ms.Frodsham, Ms McKechnie, and Ms. Christ-Rowling. Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who came out to see us perform!
As we head into 2020, the BMD is just ramping up! On Saturday, January 18th we had our first performance of the decade, with our Senior Winds and Concert Band 9’s joining bands from across the District and Greater Victoria in our now annual “Evolution of Band Concert”. The following weekend saw our Drumline members learning from some excellent clinicians on a Saturday Retreat. On Jan. 29th the BMD was a part of a Fine Arts show for visiting grade 8 students from our Middle Schools. On Saturday, Feb. 1, our Vocal Jazz group headed to Oak Bay Highschool to take part in the Oak Bay Vocal Jazz Festival. We’re then onto the 3rd Annual Choral Collaboration hosted at Belmont. Similar to the Evolution of Band, the Choral Collaboration will involve choirs from across Greater Victoria and the Island! Finally, to say goodbye to Winter, our Evening of Jazz will be held on March 5th in the theatre! Our R & B Band and Jazz Ensembles, along with student combos, will be joined by the Naden Jazz Band for a night of jazz! Here’s to an amazing 2020!
Ms. Conways 1st semester Dance classes performed for two nights (Jan. 24/25) to finish up the semester. Thanks to our dancers for their hard work and preparation as well as all those who helped with the event!
The Media Design class is working with the Adobe Creative Suite to develop their skills as artists and graphic designers. They also spend time using digital SLR cameras, as well as learning about principles and elements of design.
Highlights From Ms. Pampin’s Art Classes This semester, we explored different media, ranging from white charcoal on black paper to acrylic on large canvases. These are some of the works that students so passionately created.
Home Ec News
FoodSafe Level 1 Certification
Students, interested in getting your FoodSafe Level 1 Certificate? The FoodSafe Level 1 course will be offered here at Belmont on Saturday, February 22 from 9:00am-4:00pm. Space in the class is limited, register by paying the $50 fee at the office. If you have any questions about the course, see Mrs. M. Evans.
Provincial Graduation Assessments: April 2020
Literacy (LTE) 10 & Numeracy (English/French – NME/F) 10
|Date||Assessment||Who||How to Register|
|14-20 April||Literacy 10||
2. Grade 12 students who have not previously completed this/these assessments.
|See Ms. Court in the LLC by Friday 13th March 2020.|
|Numeracy English/French 10|
Further information regarding the Provincial Graduation Assessments: