Pearson Portraits!

Saturday February 10th, the 32 different Company program teams were able to open up and sell at Cross Iron Mills mall. While our Pearson team has 21 Pearson students, we also have about 25 other Pearson students who are on other teams around the city. It was a cold day but it was a great day.

We find out March 20th if we have won any of the awards, I am hoping this year we win, Tradeshow booth of the year. ( see picture below) and we win most innovative product (Phoenix pencils)

We are proud of all our Junior Achievement Students.

JAJA 2JA 3

 

Silver Linings Foundation Eating Disorder Support (Network of Alberta)

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 2nd – ‘Straight/Curve’ Documentary & Discussion – Fort Calgary @ 6:30pm

February 3rd – BEYOU Body Image Workshop for Youth – Wymbin Yoga – 919 9th Avenue SE #50 @ 12:30pm

February 5th – Paint_ED Paint Nite – 1130 Kensington Road NW Unit 100 @ 6:00pm

February 6th – Smash_ED: Smash your bathroom scale! – Mount Royal University @ 12:30pm to 4:00pm

February 7th – Fluevog Shoes Fundraiser – 207 8th Avenue SW @ 5:00pm to 8:00pm

For complete details, visit:

www.EDSNA.ca/EDAW and www.silverliningsfoundation.ca/community/edaw

Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) Program!

The University of Calgary is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Alberta Innovates Heritage Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program!

The HYRS program is designed for motivated Grade 11 students in Alberta high schools to gain first-hand experience with biomedical and health research, and to introduce them to career opportunities in research. HYRS is not just a laboratory work experience. It is a well-rounded program focused on Grade 11 students, as they have a year remaining of high school in which to consider their future university studies in light of their HYRS experience. The University of Calgary will host approximately twenty students from July 5th to August 16th, 2018. We invite you to pass on the news about HYRS to exceptional Grade 11 students in your school and encourage them to apply!

Please see Mrs. Lieske in the Career Centre Room 2131 for information on how to apply.

Concordia University – Open House

Concordia

We will be hosting a Public Information Session at the Delta Hotel Calgary Downtown on Tuesday February 20th from 6:00-7:00 PM.

This session is designed for prospective undergraduate students (and their parents) who want to learn a little more about Concordia, its admissions requirements, and the city of Montreal.

We’re also happy to answer any questions related to the application and post-application steps.

Calgary Information Session

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 6p.m. to 7 p.m.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown

209 Fourth Avenue SE

Calgary AB T2G 0C6

Register

Ayanna Ryan

Student Recruitment Officer

514.848.2424 ext. 4775

http://www.concordia.ca/admissions/open-house.html

 

Pearson Portraits!

Some outstanding work from our Dual Credit students at SAIT.

Dual CreditDual Credit 2

If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the ………………

 

High fives all around!! We received $50,000 in grant money to transform our library into a Learning Commons and Maker Space. Lindsay and Shaveta participated with Marilyn from Education Matters in a workshop on how a Commons/Maker culture can support the work we do with our students and how it can enrich task design and help to infuse creativity, and collaboration into the learning experience.

LC and Maker Space

This is a challenge using Lego. The goal was to design how bridges would look if built by a democratic government, a totalitarian dictatorship or anarchy. We decided to add a bridge built by Trump – it looked like a wall!!!LC and Maker Space 2

The Kids Cancer Care – Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship

The Kids Cancer Care Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 to help childhood cancer survivors pursue their education dreams. As I’m sure you know, cancer and its treatments can have lasting effects on growing minds and bodies, often resulting in missed school and missed opportunities. This scholarship, named in honour of Kids Cancer Care’s founder late son Derek, is designed to help level the playing field for these kids.

More information can be found at https://www.kidscancercare.ab.ca/our-programs/scholarships

Applications open on February 1, and must be submitted by April 30th, 2018. They may be mailed or faxed to the Kids Cancer Care office, or emailed directly to Kelly Raymond.

 

To be eligible for the Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a childhood cancer patient or survivor.
  • Have applied to/ be enrolled in a post-secondary education institute. Universities, colleges, technical institutes and learning centers for academic upgrading are all acceptable institutes. Institutes may be located in Alberta, Canada or anywhere in the world.
  • Be a resident of Southern Alberta – includes Red Deer and all communities south.
  • Submit a complete application package by April 30th.

 

Completed application packages include a written essay, 2 letters of reference, a note from the child’s Oncologist confirming diagnosis/treatment, transcripts, and proof of enrollment/acceptance to a post-secondary institution. In 2017, 10 scholarships were awarded to childhood cancer survivors.

Please share this with any students that may be interested in applying

Should you have any questions or require further information please feel free to contact Kelly Brownlee at 403.984.1220 or kraymond@kidscancercare.ab.ca.

 

Have a great day!

Kathryn Schilman

Grants and Stewardship Officer, educationmatters

P: 403.817.7469 | C: 403.671.9500 | F: 403.294.8126 |

kschilman@educationmatters.ca

1221 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0L4