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Winston Knoll Collegiate Daily Announcements

From the Office -

WKCCC (Community Council)

SRC

SRC Twitter Account: @wkcsrc

Instagram: @knollsrc

The SRC has created a Google Classroom page where we will post surveys. Currently, there is a survey on there for students to have a voice regarding upcoming activities (such as a theme for the dance).

The Classroom Code is: b r y f 5 i x

Please join and respond to the survey ASAP!

WKC Academics/Guidance

TASCAP is still accepting applications for Semester 2!!!  This program will engage Grade 11 and 12 learners in all aspects of the residential housing industry. The end result is a new home for a deserving family in the Regina community. You will work with a qualified instructor in all aspects of the construction trades, working from the foundation up.  This will provide you with relevant training that will engage you in a variety of construction trade areas. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive five high school credits, post-secondary recognition, apprenticeship hours, and potential summer or full-time employment. The program runs for the entire semester on a full-time basis.  If you enjoy working with your hands, teamwork, and supporting your community, this program is for you!   For more information or to register see our Guidance Office ASAP.

The RDEIC Career Connections program provides an opportunity for interested Grade 10-12 students to obtain entry level skills and industry recognized safety training certification. Participating students also have the opportunity to obtain a high school credit upon completion a work experience component.  A MASONRY/BRICKLAYING Program is being offered beginning Tuesday February 6th.  Please visit our Guidance Office  for more details and a registration form.  Registration deadline:  Friday, January 19th.

The RDEIC Career Connections program provides an opportunity to visit Atlas-Apex Roofing’s brand new state of the art Shop on Thursday, February 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (lunch will be provided). There will be hands on activities, trying several of the 7 different roofing applications that are used on today’s buildings.  You will also learn of the high demand there is for skilled workers in the industry, the competitive wages and the opportunity that is now available for Apprenticeship.  ** Steel toe boots required- RDIEC has loaners for the day.  Please visit our Guidance Office for more details and a registration form.  Registration deadline:  Wednesday, February 7th.  

Are you a gaming fanatic and fascinated by the surreal worlds that can be created with a game design or VFX training? The Game Design & VFX School at LaSalle College Vancouver offers a Bachelor's degree in Game Programming as well as diploma programs in 3D Modeling for Animation & Games, Animation Art & Design, VFX for Film & Television, Game Art & Design, and Visual & Game Programming.  See Guidance for more information.

Scholarships

Burger King Scholars

Burger King Employees and their dependent children can apply to receive up to $50,000 in scholarship awards. High School seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be eligible and be active in their community through volunteering, sports, clubs, and/or religious organizations. The deadline is December 15. Apply at www.bk-scholars.com.

University of Guelph Top Scholars

The University of Guelph offers 12 scholarships (8 President’s Scholasrhips, 2 Lincoln Alexander Scholarships, and 2 Chancellors’ Scholarships) valued at $42,000 each and include a research assistantship and mentorship by one of Guelph’s professors. These scholarships reward top students from across the nation and recognize academic excellence, innovation, community and school engagement, and leadership. Students must earn a 90% admission average at Guelph to be eligible. Two of these scholarships are awarded to enhance the diversity on campus. And two are awarded to students who have taken a leadership role in international relations or display an interest in activities relating to arts and culture. The application deadline is January 25. It is a detailed application process, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to complete the application. Go to www.admission.uoguelph.ca/topscholarships to apply.  

Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards

Applications are open for the Terry Fox Humanitarian Awards. The criteria is as follows: Students must be in good academic standing, Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, graduating from high school or have completed secondary (high) school, Involved in voluntary humanitarian activities, and are planning to or are already studying towards their first university degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution in the upcoming academic year. Go to http://terryfoxawards.ca/ for more info or to complete your application. The deadline to complete your application is Feb. 1st, but you will need 3 references, so you should start your application well before that date.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a global program with the goal of challenging, empowering and recognizing young people.  The Award gives young people aged 14-24, regardless of circumstance or ability, an opportunity to experience challenge and adventure, to acquire new skills and to make new friends. It is a non-competitive program: everyone who completes the Award is presented with the Award.  If you want more information, please see Guidance.

WKC Music

BAND & CHOIR 

WKC

Intramurals: Please see Mr. Lothian in D2 to sign up for Intramural floor hockey. You must sign up your team by Christmas break, we will start in January.

Wolverine Wrestling:  Practices start today at 3:45 in the multipurpose room!  Come out and give it a try.  

Mrs. Vuong’s TAG, 11E, is collecting teddy bears to be delivered to the children’s hospitals of Regina. Anyone in WKC can participate! The stuffed animals must be brand new to avoid germs and the due date is Wednesday, December 13th. All bears can be delivered to classroom BW4.

A few grade 10 TAGs classes are fundraising this holiday season to help out the Regina Humane Society.  This week students will be collecting money during lunch. Please bring donations to help out a great cause.

WKC Clubs

ACT Club: Meeting today at lunch in Science Lab C.

Debate Team:  Congratulations to the debate team!  This weekend they attend T3 at Luther High School and Umama Raja  and Alejandra Van Dusen placed 2nd in the Novice Division and they tied each other for 2nd place speakers!  Just a reminder that we will not meet again until after the Holidays.

IMPROV-  

Schedule Before Break:

Monday, December 18, 2017- Juniors 3:30 to 4:30

First Junior Seminar: December 19th, 2017- Regular time- 3:30 to 4:30

First Senior Seminar: December 20th, 2017- Regular time- 3:30 to 5:00

Thursday, December 21st: Juniors 3:30 to 4:30

Friday, December 22nd: Senior 3:30 to 5:00  

COMPETITIONS:

Junior Games:  February 1-3 here at Winston Knoll 6:30 to 10:30

Senior Games: February 5-10 at Leboldus 6:30 to 10:30

Grade 9 Quebec trip- If you are in grade 9 French and are interested in traveling to Quebec from May 31- June 4 please see Mr. Sveinson in BW5 for more details.  Google classroom: chjyoh

Ski and Snowboard Club-  There will be an overnight trip to Asessippi Manitoba on February 11-12.  There are still 8 spots left so find 4 friends and share a room.  Lessons included!  See Mr. Sveinson in BW5 for more information.

SAGA- The WKC sexuality and gender acceptance group is a safe space to come and discuss current events and equal rights issues, but sometimes we just hang out and chill together. We meet in Mrs. Vuong’s room (BW4) at 12:15 every Thursday and on the last Friday of every month!

YEARBOOK CLUB- There will be a short meeting today at 12:30 for anyone interested in joining the Yearbook Club.  Meet in Mr. Riffel’s art room E9 to find out what it’s all about! Today 12:30! Be there!