Wildcat Weekly - Week of April 10, 2017










Hopefully everyone had a wonderful week.  Next week we will be holding our Grad Transition Interviews (for Grade 12 students).  An opportunity to share a little about oneself, this is a time that staff look forward to.  Just a reminder to grade twelves to double check your schedule, find some "interview worthy clothes," and come prepared to let the interviewer (members of our staff) know a little about who you are, what you have learned in school and through your other experiences, and what your plans are for the future.





April 11 and 12, 2017 - Grad Transitions Interviews (Repeat)

Just a reminder to all Grade 12's, preparations for the GT Interviews should be on-going as the Interviews will take place on April 11 and 12.  If there are any conflicts, please let Mr. Kamide know as soon as possible.


Friday April 14, 2017 - Good Friday (School Closed) (Repeat)

Enjoy the 4 day holiday weekend.


Monday April 17, 2017 - Easter Monday (School Closed) (Repeat)

Enjoy the 4 day holiday weekend.


Tuesday April 18, 2017 - PAC Meeting/Parent Information Night

On Tuesday April 18th at 7pm (in the Rotunda) McMath PAC Presents: 
Making Sense of Adolescence 
Crossing the bridge from childhood to adulthood has never been so daunting. The time of adolescence is longer than ever and yet society today offers little support in understanding or facilitating this transition. What is meant to happen? What is nature’s purpose and design? Discussion will center on understanding the maturing dynamics occurring for the adolescent and the tools to help them through this journey. Topics may include (depending on time available) the seven rites of passage, increasing awareness and need for autonomy, teen resistance and becoming a sexual being. This presentation is suitable for participants with tweens and teens.
Christie Mackie, MA, RCC

Wednesday April 19, 2017 - Collaboration Day (Late Start) (Repeat)

Just a reminder of the Collaboration Day.  First class will begin at 9:40am.







Ever curious about some of the clubs and activities at our school.  Andrew and his group thought to demystify his Smash Bro Club though video.  WIth the club's permission, here is what they did.









Students from the Costa Rica Humanitarian trip are still talking about their experience.  Above is a short video shot and edited by Davis which attempts to give a small sample of their wonderful journey.  For those students interested in participating in next year's trip, information will be posted shortly.



McMath Sun Run Team (Repeat)

Calling all WILDCAT runners and walkers! 

It’s not too late to register for the SunRun!   The run will take place in Vancouver on April 23. 

Registration deadline to join the McMath team is is March 24th.   Friends and family can also sign up with our team rate. 

Final Team Registration Deadline is March 24th

  1. Go to  ‘vancouversunrun.com’
  2. Click ‘Register’, ‘Entry Fees and Deadlines’
  3. Click ‘Register Now’
  4. Click ‘Join an existing team”
  5. Under ‘Search Teams” type ‘McMath Wildcats’ press search
  6. Click on Team name, create profile and complete process.

See the office with any questions.





(updated April 5/17)



APR 10/17  KPU TECH - Program Expo

This event is on Monday, April 10th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Visit the KPU Tech campus for a tour of this facility, and an opportunity to speak with the instructors one-on-one.  Shops and labs will be open between 4:00 and 6:30 pm Campus Location:  5500, 180 Street, Cloverdale. http://www.kpu.ca/events/kpu-tech-program-expo    http://www.kpu.ca/tech

Areas of Study:

  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Faculty Admission Requirements
  • Advanced Farrier Training
  • Appliance Servicing
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpentry/Building Construction
  • Computer Aided Design & Drafting
  • Construction Electrician
  • Masonry
  • Metal Fabrication/Fitter
  • Millwright/Industrial Mechanic
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • Parts, Warehousing, Logistics & Distribution
  • Piping
  • Plumbing
  • Power Line Technician
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Welding




APR 11/17  KPU  Information Session

  • Health Foundations (HF)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing (BPN)  

KPU will be hosting a Health Foundations information session for students who are interested in applying to KPU’s BSN and BPN Nursing programs from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Langley Campus. For details and to register:   http://www.kpu.ca/events/health-foundations-hf-bachelor-science-nursing-bsn-bachelor-psychiatric-nursing-bpn-1




APR 14/17 11:59 am. – COIN Accounting Exam Competition – deadline to apply

Competition date: Saturday, May 13/17.  This 75 question multiple choice exam competition focuses on introductory accounting concepts written by the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC. There is prize money to be won from $100 to $1500. To register and for more information see:


 If you have further questions: contact Stephanie Snowden, Business Development Coordinator – High Schools, at ssnowden@bccpa.ca or 604.637.6800.




APR 26/17  Experience Vancouver Community College (Broadway Campus)!  

Everyone is invited to attend the Spring 'Open House' at the Broadway Campus, on April 26th from 3-6 pm. Learn about VCC's 120 programs including:  Hospitality, Trades, Health Sciences, and many more. Take part in hands-on workshops, tour the campus, and enter to win $500 toward tuition. Attend a free workshop

The following free workshops are available. Sign-up for the workshops when registering as space is limited.  See the link provided for more detail on the workshops available.

•                Allied Health ~ Pharmacy Technician or Occupational Therapy Assistant

•                Auto Collision / Refinishing Prep

•                Automotive Service Technician

•                Baking & Pastry Arts

•                Culinary Arts

•                English as an additional language/Pathways

•                Fashion Design

•                Makeup Artistry

•                Music

•                RN/PN Nursing and Healthcare Assistant

•                Samsung Appliance Repair Technician

•                Skin and Body Therapy

•                University Transfer

•                Visually Impaired (workshops)

RSVP online at:    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/experience-vcc-registration-32707135924





Sunday, APR 30/17     Vancouver International Universities Fair 2017 (reminder)

Students in all grades…and parents….

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this amazing event!!!  The Vancouver International Universities Fair is returning to Vancouver.  Many students seek post-secondary education within Canada, United States, United Kingdom and other countries throughout the world.  At this event, you will have the opportunity to talk to advisors and representatives from around the globe.  The fair will be held at the Vancouver Convention Center (EAST) on Sunday, April 30: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  For more information, visit:  ​

http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/SpringNCF/Pages/default.aspx   or see Ms. Bernard in the Career Centre.  Note the workshops times listed.  This is a free event.




MAY 1/17   University of Saskatchwan ~ Arts and Science programs application deadline

While the deadlines to apply to enter most of uSask's colleges in the 2017 Fall Term (September) have passed, the College of Arts and Science continues to accept applications.  Deadline to apply for Canadian citizens and permanent residents: May 1, 2017.  Also, Applications are also still open for the 2018 Winter Term (January) for the College of Arts and Science and Edwards School of Business.   Visit the following website for requirements and deadlines:


Accepting an offer of admission

When an offer of admission is made, you will receive a deadline to accept your offer online using PAWS. If planning to attend, it is important to accept your offer by the given deadline.   Step-by-step instructions to accept an offer can be found at:  http://explore.usask.ca/admissions/?utm_source=Counsellors&utm_campaign=48943354d2-Counsellor_Update_March2017&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_27a5b0eea0-48943354d2-62160529#jquerytab5




MAY 30/17   Explore Capilano Info Night

Attend Explore CapU on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the North Vancouver Campus (Birch building, atrium).   Find out how to apply to Cap and register for courses, Learn about financial aid, student loans & awards, Chat with instructors & hear about student life, Learn about the support services available to help you - See more at: https://www.capilanou.ca/future/visit-cap/Explore-Capilano/#sthash.NquUOeJU.dpuf      https://www.capilanou.ca/future/visit-cap/Explore-Capilano/







MAY 8/17 – Richmond Chamber of Commerce Carol Young Scholarship application deadline

There is a $2500 scholarship available to a graduating Richmond student who has overcome significant adversity, and in spite of the challenges faced, has demonstrated improvement through work ethic and has inspired fellow students. The application will include a short video by the student answering: What adversity have you encountered, how has it impacted you, and how have you overcome it? How do you, or hope to inspire others? For further information about how to apply visit:





JUNE 15/17  - 2017 Monsanto Fund Opportunity Scholarship deadline

 65 Scholarships valued at $1500 each will be awarded to graduating Canadian students who plan on entering a Canadian post-secondary institution in a first year agriculture, food science or culinary program. Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, leadership capabilities and active involvement in their local communities. Complete applications, including an application essay, must be post-marked no later than June 15, 2017. Application forms and complete details are available at:


   Questions contact Monsanto Canada at (204)985-1000






SCHOLARSHIP  REMINDERS…Previously posted on the Career Centre website


APR 7/17  Thompson Community Association Phil Brown Memorial Scholarships(s)

The Thompson Community Association provides annual Phil Brown Memorial scholarship(s) to 1 or 2 students who demonstrate leadership and a commitment to volunteerism by service to the community. Priority consideration given to applicants who have: 1.volunteered and/or worked for the Thompson Community Assn. 2.demonstrate strong leadership in school and community 3 demonstrate a strong history of volunteerism at school and in the community. Complete an application form and submit it April 7/17 by 5:00pm. Send/drop off your application to the Thompson Community Association. Further info is available by contacting Thompson@richmond.ca  or 604-238-8432. This is the first year the award has been offered through the Richmond Community Foundation. Details/Application: http://richmondfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Phil-Brown-Scholarship-Application.pdf


APR 10/17  The Law Society Second Annual Secondary School Essay Contest 

The Law Society, for the 2016/17 school year, is inviting all Grade 12 students (and any secondary school students who have taken or are currently enrolled in either Law 12 or Civic Studies 11), to submit an essay on the following topic: “How would you explain the rule of law to a fellow student who has never heard the term before’?”  You might discuss why the rule of law is important, the impact it has on our daily lives, and any current events involving threats to the rule of law. The winning entry will be awarded a $1,000 prize, and the runner up will receive a $500 prize. Both award winners will be invited to an event at the Law Society in Vancouver. Visit the following website for details. https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/newsroom/highlights.cfm#c4242


APR 11/17 Kwantlen Entrance Scholarships and Awards

Deadline Students who are being admitted to KPU for the first time in the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 are invited to apply for entrance scholarships and awards. KPU offers two types: 1. KPU Major Entrance Scholarships: The President's Scholarship ($20,000) - The Merit Scholarship ($5,000) - The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship ($5,000) 2. Donor-Funded Entrance Awards *not available for Spring 2018*- Awards range in value from $1,000-$3,000. Only one completed online application is required, to be considered. Students must have a valid KPU Student ID number in order to access the application through their myKwantlen account. For detailed scholarship instructions and instructions on how to submit an application visit: http://www.kpu.ca/awards/entrance-scholarship


APR 15/17 Charlene Reaveley Children's Charity Society Bursary

These $500 bursaries are for BC resident Grade 12 graduating students who have lost a parent or sibling, and are attending post-secondary school in the Fall. One of the criteria is that they be involved in community/volunteer work. In order to apply, students are asked to provide their contact information (address, email, phone, school name), along with a 400-500 word letter, saying how they meet the criteria. For further information visit: http://www.crccs.ca/bursary-program/


APR 15/17  The Province of BC Public Guardian and Trustee Educational Assistance Bursary Fund  

These bursaries are available only to those students who are former permanent wards of the Ministry of Social Services or formerly in continuing custody of the Ministry of Children and Family Development of the Province of B C.  Applicants must be 19 years and over and pursuing a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program.  http://www.trustee.bc.ca/documents/EPTS/PGT%20Education%20Assistance%20F...


APR 30/17  The Educational Facility Managers Association of British Columbia Bursary

The EFMA of B.C. is pleased to offer four $1,000.00 bursaries to graduates of the 2016/2017 school year. Bursaries awarded based on academic achievement and/or special needs. Preference given to students entering the fields of engineering, architecture, or building technology. Should there not be suitable applications received in these fields, students in other courses of study will be considered, however, all applicants MUST be dependents of school district employees in the school plant area (i.e. Maintenance or Custodial). http://www.efmabc.com/education/2017-bursaries


MAY 1/17  BC Sports Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarships & Zone Scholarships

2 x $1,000 scholarships awarded to 1 male and 1 female who demonstrate excellence in both scholastic and athletic pursuits as well as community service. Candidates must have competed in at least two BCSS approved sports during grade 12. Unsuccessful Dave Gifford Memorial Scholarship applicants will automatically be considered for their respective Zone Scholarships. *please do not complete two applications.  http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships/bcss-dave-gifford-memor...                                                                                                                                                     

Zone Scholarships 2 x $500 scholarships awarded for each athletic zone (one male and one female).  Zone scholarships require that applicants must have competed in at least one BCSS approved sport during grade 12.  Applicants must be enrolled in and graduating from a BC School this year, and entering first year of full-time studies in a Canadian University of College. Applicants must have demonstrated exceptional athletic achievement in a BCSS sanctioned sport, demonstrate outstanding service and leadership in school and /or community and have a minimum 75% average. See website for details and the online application form:  http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships/bcss-zone-scholarships  Scholarships awarded to students enrolled in member schools: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/member-services/member-schools

MAY 1/17  BC Sports Bert & Greta Quartermaine Badminton  Scholarships 

6 x $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to 3 males and 3 female student-athletes who meet the following criteria: have played badminton for a BC School Sports Member School, demonstrate leadership and volunteerism within school or community, plan to attend an accredited Canadian post-secondary and who are a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. For details/online application form:  http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships/badminton-scholarship ... List of member schools: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/member-services/member-schools


MAY 1/17  The Young Commonwealth Essay Competition 

The Royal Commonwealth Society has launched The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017, focusing on the topic of A Commonwealth for Peace. This year’s topics ask young people to explore a deeper understanding of the meaning of peace and the role of the Commonwealth as a network of and for democracy, human rights and peace. http://thecommonwealth.org/media/press-release/queens-commonwealth-essay...


MAY 12/17  Richmond School Board Employees' Union Scholarship

Five scholarships are available for children of CUPE 716 members who are in their final year of high school and planning to attend post-secondary studies. To apply for one of the $500 (x4) scholarships, applicants must complete the “Richmond School Board Employees’ Union CUPE 716 Scholarship Application”. 2 x scholarships will be awarded for academic merit, and 2 x for vocational ability. To apply for the $1000 scholarship, applicants must complete the “Gordon James Cameron Memorial Scholarship CUPE 716 Scholarship Application”. This scholarship is for students planning to attend an Electrical course at a post-secondary institution. Applicants may complete the forms for both the $500 and the $1000 scholarship if the criteria, has been met. Please mail application to: CUPE Local 716, 1891 Wellington Crescent, Richmond BC V7B 1G6. Application forms are available from your Career Advisor. If you have any question, contact Sharon Griffin-West at the CUPE 716 office by phone 604 273 1651 or by email cupe716office@gmail.com


May 15/17  BC Sports BC Dairy Association Scholarships

Two $500 awards. The BC Dairy Association Scholarship rewards student-athletes who exemplify school spirit, practice a healthy lifestyle, and engage with their community. Scholarships may be awarded to students enrolled in member schools who apply and meet the following criteria must have competed in BCSS approved sports specifically Gymnastics or Track and Field during the applicant’s grade 12 school year. Applicants must be enrolled in a BC secondary member school, be graduating 2016-17 and will be entering full-time studied in Canadian University or College. See website for the details and the online application form:    http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/awards/scholarships/bc-dairy-association-sc... List of member schools: http://www.bcschoolsports.ca/member-services/member-schools


MAY 15/17  Clean Energy BC (CEBC) Student Scholarship 

The scholarship (SNC-Lavalin and EcoFish Research provided initial funding) is available for students who are interested in pursuing a future in clean energy at a post-secondary institution. The value of this student scholarship is $1000. Eligibility: Must be a BC secondary student (full-time, currently enrolled) that is graduating in 2017. Applicants must submit a 1-2 page paper (500 words) responding to the question: “Why is clean energy important to me as a young person in BC?” See the link for further requirements and details. Deadline: Applications must be received by May 15, 2017. Submit applications by mail or email to: Bryan MacLeod, CEBC Manager of Development and Operations 354-409 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1T2 bryan.macleod@cleanenergybc.org      For details visit: https://www.cleanenergybc.org/news/student-scholarship


MAY 19/17  Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko Post-Secondary Scholarships 

Type 1: Post-Secondary Scholarship in the amount of, $1000.00. Submit the application form (two letters of reference, one from school and from a Ukrainian community member), a 300-word essay as to why you feel you are a deserving candidate, and current transcript of grades. Type 2: Cultural Scholarship in the amount of, $500.00. Students should be between 13-18 yrs. old. Submit the completed application form, two letters of reference (from school and from a Ukrainian community member), a brief explanation as to why you feel you are a deserving candidate, and current transcript of grades. Mail to: Ukrainian Community Society of Ivan Franko, Scholarship Committee, 5311 Francis Road, Richmond, BC V7C 1K2. Scholarship applications available at: http://ivanfranko.ca/?page_id=36  See website for details: http://ivanfranko.ca


MAY 20/17  CN Diversity Scholarships

Through its Diversity Scholarship Program CN offers grants to support the post-secondary education of women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, military veterans and people of Aboriginal heritage in Canada. As part of this program, and to support its hiring needs, CN sponsors these deserving, best-in-class students enrolled in programs relevant to CN’s core business, such as Engineering, Transportation, Business, Human Resources, Aboriginal Studies and Law. Selected students will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship, tenable for one academic year. http://jobs.cn.ca/en/CanadianScholarships/#.WDNB5GczWUl


MAY 31/17  Betty Spalton Scholarships

The Betty Spalton Trust Fund was established to provide financial support to individuals obtaining an education in fields associated with the road building and heavy construction industry. The fund honours Betty Spalton, an industry and Association leader. The Betty Spalton Scholarship is merit-based, and awards the successful candidate(s) $1,500 to be used for study and living expenses. Criteria: •Any student entering or continuing studies leading to a career in road building, road maintenance or heavy construction. •Preference will be given to students who are female and/or members of minority groups. •Program of study may be either full-time or part-time at any B.C. college, university, technical or trades institute. •All applicants must be Canadian citizens. Applications should include: essay, transcript, and resume. See the link for details. Deadline is May 31st of each year.  http://www.roadbuilders.bc.ca/education_fund.php