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Winston Knoll Collegiate Daily Announcements

From the Office -

RIT 2018 is running Feb.1rst-3rd next semester at Riffel and Knoll. This is one of the largest junior boys and girls basketball tournaments in Western Canada consisting of 20 teams from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Make sure to book this weekend off and come cheer on your Wolverines. All students interested in volunteering must see Ms. Haniak today in room B2 at the beginning of lunch. All wellness 10 students who have already talked to her need to attend as well to fill in the schedule.

WKCCC (Community Council)

SRC

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WKC Academics/Guidance

Over the next several weeks the University of Saskatchewan will be holding Admissions and Awards workshops at a number of locations throughout the province. One such event will be held in Regina on Saturday, February  3rd.  These workshops are intended for students who would like support with their UofS admission or scholarship applications. For more details or to sign up:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/university-of-saskatchewan-admissions-and-awards-workshop-regina-tickets-42106581920

Sask PolyTech myRobotRumble Competition is on March 22, 2018.  School registration deadline: January 31, 2018.  Team registration deadline is February 15, 2018.  See Guidance for more information.

Only a few spots left for TASCAP 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.

**REMINDER** 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.  

Sask PolyTech Women in Trades Exploratory Course is a series of hands-on, weekend workshops offering an introduction to welding, machining, electrical, plumbing, automotive, auto body, carpentry and building systems technician.  Course dates are February 10-11, February 24-25, March 10-11, March 24-25, 2018.   Cost is $300.00.   For more information see Guidance.

RDIEC SPOTLIGHT Wednesday, February 28th (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) - This spotlight will focus on South Country Equipment Ltd.  This is a company that offers multiple job opportunities within many sectors.   The students will have an opportunity to spend time with South Country personnel discussing such topics as:  Corporate side – International , Business side – Administration and Sales, Parts, IT, AG Mechanics, Integrated Solutions – marrying the science of farming with the technology of the equipment (Drone work / Imagery, Weather stations, Agronomy).  The presentation will include career opportunities, salary expectations, working conditions and the characteristics they are looking for in a potential candidate. Students will also tour the facility and familiarize themselves with some of the equipment.   Deadline to register is Friday, February 16th.  For more information or to register see Guidance.

The Regina Volunteer Services Department is currently welcoming students to apply for volunteer opportunities online at www.rqhealth.ca/volunteer.  Volunteers play an important role in supporting the delivery of quality, compassionate healthcare to Clients within the Saskatchewan Health Authority.  Volunteer Services staff members ensure that all volunteers are provided with the ongoing support, guidance, training, education, workshops, and supervision required during their placement.  Deadline for applications if March 31st.  

Sask PolyTech will be holding Recruitment events as follows:

Information Night – All Campus Locations – Tuesday, March 20th – 6:30PM-8:00PM

o   Includes presentation & general campus tours with opportunity for Q&A.  Free parking on-site.

 

 INSIGHT – All Campus Locations – Tuesday, April 17th – 9:30AM-Noon

o   Includes presentation & specific program shadowing with opportunity for Q&A.  Registration required.  Free parking on-site.

 

 Careers in Welding – Regina Campus – Tuesday, April 24th – 5-8PM

o   Includes presentations, CWA membership, free supper/drink, shop tours, and door prizes.  Event is free & sponsored by the CWA.  Free parking on-site.

The College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan (uSask) is excited to announce that it has added 150 seats for entering first-year students and transfer students. Students with averages below the traditional cut off for engineering are encouraged to apply and to discover the endless possibilities that a degree in engineering offers.  For more information visit our Guidance Office or the University of Saskatchewan website at https://admissions.usask.ca/index.php.

UofS - Some deadlines for the UofS are approaching:

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.

Post Secondary Deadlines

Many post secondary institutions have several application deadlines coming up in the near future students can view a list of deadlines that institutions have sent to us recently below. Do not rely on this list as your only source of information. Access the website of any post secondary institution to ensure that you know their deadlines.

UBC

All programs - January 15

UofR

Nursing - February 15

Education - March 1

Most other programs - March 15 (This is the priority deadline that ensures that you will be eligible for automatic entrance scholarships. The final deadline for most programs is August 15.)

UofS

Agriculture - February 15

Education - February 15

Engineering - February 15

Kineisiology - February 15

Arts and Science - May 1

Business - past

SaskPolytechnic

All Competitive and High Demand Programs - February 15

UofC

All programs - March 1

UofA

Most programs - March 1

Scholarships

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.

Agriculture Student Scholarship

Students planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2018 should apply for this scholarship. The top prize is $4000 and 3 runners-up will be awarded $2000 each. Part of the application is either a 1000-word essay or a 3 minute video. Students can go to the Agriculture Student Scholarship site to get more information and to apply. The application deadline is March 1st.

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 Sports

Wrestling  Come cheer on the wolverines as they battle the other teams in the city this Thursday night right here at Winston Knoll.  The action will begin at 6pm.   If you are interested in giving wrestling a try come down to the multipurpose room from 345-530 daily.  It's a great way to stay in shape during the winter!

UNIFIED BASKETBALL-If you are interested in playing Unified Basketball this year, please sign up in the Senior FIAP room, across from Winstons.  Practices and games will be Wednesdays at lunch from February to April.  There will be a Try-It Camp on Wednesday, January 31 at noon in the gym-ALL ARE WELCOME!  There will be more info provided at the Try-It Camp.

WKC Clubs

ACT! - There will be an ACT! Meeting today at lunch in Science Lab C.

IMPROV-  

January Schedule:

Juniors: ALL PRACTICES ARE FROM 3:30 TO 4:30 IN THE THEATRE

January 8th, 9th,  11th, 15th, 16th (Seminar) , (Show for parents on the 19th at 7 pm), 25th, 29th, 30th

 

Seniors:  ALL PRACTICES FROM 3:30 TO 5:00 IN THE THEATRE

January 10th, 12th, (Show for parents on the 19th @ 7 pm), 19th (Seminar) , 26th, 31st, February 2nd (stay for the Junior Games at Knoll after)  

 

IMPROV SHOWS AND COMPETITIONS:

  1. Junior and Senior Show for Parents: January 19th beginning at 7:00 and ending at about 9:00. 5 dollars to get it. FUNDRAISER!!!!!
  2. Junior Regional Games:  February 1-3 here at Winston Knoll 6:30 to 10:30 (We could be placed on any of these dates. We are waiting to find out) We compete on the 1st, but reserve the 3rd as well because we may be in the finals.
  3. Senior Regional Games: February 5-10 at Leboldus 6:30 to 10:30We compete on the 7th.

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!

Ski and Snowboard Club-  If you are interested in learning how to ski or snowboard there will be an overnight trip to Asessippi Manitoba on February 11-12. There are still a few spots available.  Please get all of your forms into Mr. Sveinson this week.  Extra forms are available to print off on google classroom.  There will be a final meeting on Wednesday at noon to sign up for rooms and give your rental information.  

One Acts - meeting on Friday, January 19 @ noon in the Drama Studio.  Please come out if you are interested in acting or backstage