Wildcat Weekly - Week of May 22, 2017










By now you should have received copies of Interims for any student who is at risk of not being successful in any of the classes. If you received an interim for your son/daughter, this will be a good weekend to have a look and make a plans.  





Monday May 22, 2017 - Victoria Day (Repeat)

School will not be in session.


Tuesday May 23, 2017 - RTA AGM - 2pm Dismissal (Repeat)

Students will be dismissed at 2pm on May 23rd to accommodate the Richmond Teachers' Annual General Meeting.


Wednesday May 24, 2017 - Grade Seven Orientation

We are excited to welcome our incoming grade eight students for the 2018 school year.  


Wednesday May 31, 2017 - Collaboration Day - Late Start

First period will begin at 9:40am.







Congratulations to the McMath Hockey Team.  For the first time in the history of the school, McMath captures the B.C. Highschool Tier Two Provincial Championship with a 6-3 come from behnind victory over St. Georges.  



Cameras and Water Do Mix



Mr. Sharma's photography students were experimenting.  Who would guess that the simple act of dropping items in water would create such magical effects.  




Congratulations for a Wonderful Run


Congratulations to McMath’s Musical Theatre class and their teacher Ms. Lyn Wilkinson for an amazing production of the musical FameFame The Musical is based on the 1980’s musical that was conceived and developed by David De Silva, the book by Jose Fernandez, the lyrics by Jacque Levy and the music by Steve Margoshes.  Fame The Musical tells the story of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts with dreams and aspirations in the performing arts .  Ms. Wilkinson, along with her students, have spent countless hours rehearing their lines, songs and dances to prepare for this last week.  This production also would not have been possible if it was not for the behind the scenes volunteers, who prepared the set, costumes, make-up, public relations, managed the stage as well as helped technically and backstage.  Again, congratulations to everyone involved!!



McMath Athletics Spring Update


The McMath Athletic Program is having a most successful spring season with many of our teams performing with exceptional provincial rankings.


McMath BC High School Hockey Champions!

The McMath Ice Hockey team played St.Georges Secondary in the BC Championship final in Coquitlam on Thursday, May 18th. After a very successful league season only losing one game, the boys re-grouped and won their playoff series to qualify for the BC Final. They defeated Riverside 6-3 in their Provincial Semi-Final to set up their final game.

Congrats to the boys for winning The BC Tier 2 Ice Hockey Championship defeating St. Georges 6-3.


McMath Senior Girls Soccer Lower Mainland Champions!!

The McMath Senior Girls Soccer team have dominated the Richmond League again this year, going through the season undefeated. The girls continued this fabulous form right through the Lower Mainland Championships this week and captured the Lower Mainland Crown defeating Kitsilano Secondary 1-0. The girls now proceed to the Provincials as one of the highly ranked teams to medal.


McMath New Zealand Shield Challengers--A First!! Top 4 in BC.

The McMath Senior Boys Rugby team continue their very strong play and for the 1st time in school history have qualified for the Lower Mainland New Zealand Shield Championship game vs Collingwood. The team after an incredible International Tour to Wales and England in early spring, have now maintained a top 4 ranking in the Province all season with solid performances. The team have won all their games convincingly in league play, only losing close games to both Collingwood and SMU who are ranked 1 & 2 in the province in major Stadium Series match ups. The team beat Rockridge last week 19-12 in another fabulous game of open style rugby winning their Lower Mainland semi-final--best of luck to the team as they head to Provincials May 30-June 2 to be played at Abbotsford Stadium.


McMath Boys Volleyball--Emerging Programs!

McMath Boys Volleyball at both the grade 8 & 9 levels have seen the teams qualify through to the Richmond District Semi-Final Round. The boys volleyball teams have continued to improve over the past seasons to now be performing with the best teams in the District. Best of luck to the boys for the rest of their playoff run.


McMath Ultimate--Invited to Provincials.

This dedicated team has really bonded and come together as a group this season.  The team has played well over the season, but have lost some close games due to inexperience and finished in the middle of the league.  


In playoffs McRoberts had pulled out a slight lead at the half.  McMath battled back to tie it late in the game, and it came down to what is called a "Universe Point".  Last point, winner takes all.  It was a long battle, where McMath had a number of chances to close it out, in the end McRoberts ended up as the victors.


McMath will continue its journey this season as they have been invited to take part in Tier 2 of the BC Junior Ultimate Championships at the end of May.


McMath Tennis--Provincials Bound.

After a positive season of results, McMath has ended the season as Richmond’s #1 AAA school. The team move onto Provincials May 25-27th.



A Request from PAC (Repeat)

Staff appreciation Luncheon  - Thursday  June1st 2017

We are requesting each McMath family to contribute your favorite family spring dish or lights sweets.

In lou of food this year, we are excepting donations to the committee for the purchase of food.

Donations can be handed in at the office no later then Wednesday, May 24th.

Thank you for any contributions your family can provide. This is a great opportunity to thank the staff at McMath for all they do for our children.  Food Items may be dropped off at the school office first thing in the morning or brought to the Staff Room by 10:00 a.m.  Thursday, June 1st 2017.

Please put your name on any dishes to be returned, dishes must be picked up from the office at the end of the school day.

*Any parent wishing to volunteer please email Rucabbott@shaw.ca, at your earliest convenience.


Volunteer times will be:

Set up (10:00am - 12:00pm)

Clean up (1:30-3:00pm)





(updated May 19/17)


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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





JUN 5/17  Study In The U.S.A.  ~  Information Night at Burnett Secondary

This is your opportunity to visit with the Canadian US Embassy Education Advisor to Canada

DATE: June 5, Monday

TIME: 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.

LOCATION: J.N. Burnett Secondary School Multi-Purpose Hall, 5011 Granville, Ave, Richmond, BC

Learn about the SAT/ACT, admission requirements, tuition, application deadlines, scholarships, student activities, residence, and more.  All grades (parents) are invited to attend.       




JUN 7/17   Douglas College Jump Start Orientation Event at the Coquitlam Campus

This event is for students registered for Fall 2017. Get insider info from current Douglas College students, learn the basics on student loans, scholarships, and bursaries, connect with other new Douglas College students, participate in hands-on workshops that walk you through registration, and have a chance to win an Apple iPad Mini!

*Arrive by 4:45 pm if you are attending the Financial Aid Session. All others should arrive by 5:15 pm, as programming starts promptly at 5:30 pm. Registration is requested.  For details and to register: 





StudentAid BC ~ Student Loan Information

Applications for full-time and part-time studies for the 2017/2018 program year will be available mid-June, 2017.   A 2017/2018 program year application is for classes that start between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018. Be Prepared…..You can get ready now by registering with StudentAid BC and creating a StudentAid BC Dashboard Account.  https://studentaidbc.ca/news/general/important-information-students-applying-20172018-program-year

Questions? Toll-free Canada/USA: 1-800-561-1818,  Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm PST.



MAY 30/17  KPU Registration Information Session @ McMath (reminder)

Grade 12 students...are you going KPU in September?  If so... plan to attend the upcoming 'Course Registration' information session.  This meeting will give you 'helpful hints' regarding the process of online course selection and registration.  See Ms. Bernard in the Career Centre to sign up for this session.  The meeting will be held during lunch on Tuesday, May 30th, in our Conference Room.




KPU ~ Course Planning & Registration Assistance @ KPU  

KPU’s academic advisors and the Future Students’ Office will be hosting drop-in hours for new students to get one-on-one academic advising and registration assistance. Go see the advisors on campus if you need help! Registration assistance is available at the following locations:

KPU Surrey – Main Bldg. Room 160, Tues. & Thurs. 1:00pm - 4:00pm

KPU Langley – Student enrollment Services Office, We. 1:00pm - 3:00pm

KPU Richmond - Room 1560, Mon. & Fri. 1:00pm-3:30pm

Check out the New Students website for the next steps:  http://www.kpu.ca/advising/new-students




Still Accepting Applications @ KPU ~ Fall 2017

All KPU open intake programs are still taking applications until August 1st, and some of their limited intake program have extended their deadlines past the early application deadline. Find more information at:  http://www.kpu.ca/admission/deadlines-extended




KPU Summer Orientation

Family Orientation Schedule for New Students and Parents:

KPU Langley: June 20, evening

KPU Richmond: June 21, evening

KPU Surrey: June 27, evening


General New Student Orientation (Domestic and International):

KPU Langley: August 29

KPU Richmond: August 30  

KPU Surrey: August 31


International Student Orientation (International & Exchange Only):

KPU Richmond: September 1             

KPU Surrey: September 1

For more information and to register for the sessions above, see: http://www.kpu.ca/orientation 




SEPT 22-24/17    Ontario Universities' Fair 2017

If you’re thinking about attending an Ontario university, and will be in Toronto during this time, consider attending the Ontario Universities’ Fair – visit all 21 Ontario universities in one place! You can talk personally with students, professors and senior university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and more.  The OUF will be held on September 22-24, 2017, and admission is free. The event is open from 10am until 5pm daily.  Location:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre.   Start your Ontario University research with:  http://www.electronicinfo.ca/   For more information regarding the Ontario Universities’ Fair, visit:  http://www.ouf.ca/

*note that many of these Ontario universities will be visiting Richmond, BC during the Canadian Universities Event 2017. 

CUE 2017 will be held at R.A. McMath Secondary, on Tuesday, September 26th…from 6:30 until 8:30pm, and is open to all grade 11 and 12 students ( and parents) in Richmond. 




Grade 10 and 11 students...Visit Post-Secondary Colleges & Universities

A variety of information sessions are held at our local post-secondary colleges in May, June, and throughout the summer.  This is a good time for you to explore your post secondary options.  To view the list on the Career Centre website...see the Calendar section at:   http://sd38careercentre.weebly.com/calendar.html    

Capilano University, Vancouver Community College, Douglas College, and BCIT, are just a few, that invite you to visit or tour their campus.  See Ms. Bernard in the Career Centre if you have questions. 




Langara Course Planning Sessions ~ New and Prospective Arts & Science Students

Selecting courses and understanding how to transfer from Langara to university can be confusing for new students.  This 90-minute session is designed to help you understand university transfer and entrance requirements  Advisors will also discuss prerequisites, diagnostic tests and course registration.

* Note - Sessions are offered year-round at Langara. Due to high demand for one-on-one appointments, Langara Advisors require that you attend a course planning session before receiving individual assistance. As appointments are limited, they strongly recommend you start your educational planning early. You do not need to pre-register for these sessions, however, it is a good idea to arrive early as seating is limited.


·         May 25 from 4:00-5:30 pm in room B023

·         May 30 from 4:00-5:30 pm in room B023

·         Jun 1 from 4:00-5:30 pm in room A122a

·         Jun 5 from 4:00-5:30 pm in room A136a

·         Jun 9 from 1:00-2:30 pm in room A136a

·         Jun 12 from 4:00-5:30 pm in room A136a









JUN 1/17   Ministry of Education & Sport Branch approved External Credits Sport Program

 ~ application deadline

Gain coaching skills, volunteer experience and school credit!  The Richmond Oval Summer Leadership Program is for highly motivated young adults who are passionate about sport and want to build their coaching and leadership experience.  The Leadership Program involves two stages:

1 – Coaching workshops and volunteer training

Two National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) workshops: Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and Making Ethical Decisions (MED)

·         Training and feedback on job application and interview skills

·         Training in coaching strategies, lesson planning, and child care safety

2 – Practical experience coaching and leading Oval Sport Camps alongside Oval Sport Camp Leaders.

·         Mentorship by Oval Sport Camp Leaders and NCCP Level 2 Coaches

·          Practical experience leading games and activities for children

To apply:

•Students must have completed Grade 9 to apply

•Send a cover letter and resume by June 1st, 2017

Cost of program:  $250 Non-Member   $225 Member   For more details see: