Wildcat Weekly - Week of May 29, 2017










Last week of May (or at least the last days)... June is here already.  We still have a lot to do.  With the sun finally making a regular appearance, distractions are on the rise.  Please remind all of our students to stay on track for the best year ever.






Wednesday May 31, 2017 - Collaboration Day - Late Start

First period will begin at 9:40am.



Thursday June 1, 2017 - PAC's Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Once again, PAC is spoiling our staff with a luncheon here at our school.  Thank you in advance for this very special act of kindness.  



Tuesday June 6, 2017 - Band Concert

Please join Ms. Wilkinson's Music Program for their final concert of the year.  This is the traditional outdoor concert (weather permitting) beginning at 6:30pm.


Thursday June 8, 2017 - Awards Night

The McMath Award's Night Celebration will be held on June 8th at 7pm.  





Welcome McMath Grad Class of 2022. A wonderful day organized and run by our senior students, our newest McMath Students had a brief orientation, school tour, and a formal welcome to our school.



McMath Tennis Team at the Provincial Championships


The McMath Tennis team is involved in Provincial Championship Play this week.  Thanks to Mr. Yau for the photo.  Good luck on the courts Wildcats.





(updated May 25/17)


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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.  Dominic Wan will be here to answer your questions.  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.




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

Are you planning to attend a college or university in the USA after graduation from secondary school?  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   Emily Carr University 'Interaction Design Certificate' Info Session  

Considering a career in Interaction Design? Emily Carr University of Art & Design's 6-month program is an intensive introduction to the world of UX/UI design. Learn more at the information session, meet staff, ask questions and learn about the application process, and post-graduation employment possibilities.



Wednesday, June 7 @ 6:30pm, Emily Carr University, North Building, Rm. 210, Vancouver, BC

For more information about ECUAD, including tour information, visit: 





JUN 14/17    BCIT Trades Discovery Information Session

Are you interested in a career in the Trades, but not sure which Trade would be a good fit for you?  If so, consider the Trades Discovery programs (General or For Women).  These programs are designed to give participants the opportunity to sample the available trades and technical training at BCIT campuses. Students gain hands-on experience in approximately 15 different trades disciplines.  To learn more about Trades Discovery, and to register for the upcoming information session at the Burnaby campus on June 14th, visit:    http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/1180acert




JUN 17/17   JIBC Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate Information Session

Attend a free information session to learn about the training involved to become a fire fighter and the necessary steps it takes to be hired by a Fire Department.  This event is an opportunity to tour the JIBC Maple Ridge campus where firefighter training takes place; have your questions answered by  faculty/staff, and learn about the Fire Fighting Technologies Certificate, which provides you with the academic credentials and the NFPA1001 certification you need to become a fire fighter.

Location:  JIBC Maple Ridge Campus (13500 256 St., Maple Ridge, BC V4R 1C9)

Date/Time:  June 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator - Richard White at 604.528.5906 or email:   fftc@jibc.ca

Register online at:   http://www.jibc.ca/events/fire-fighting-technologies-certificate-information-session-1




Grade 12 students...are you still considering your Post Secondary options for September 2017?
The University of Regina is still open and accepting Application for Admission documents.  Students that apply to the U of R before June 30, 2017 will still be eligible to receive automatic entrance scholarships!

Are you considering a GAP Year?   Students that apply and are admitted, have the option to 'defer' their U of R admission and entrance scholarships for one year.  For more information contact Erica Chan at the University of Regina.  1-800-644-4756 or 306-585-5274  or via email:   Erica.chan@uregina.ca  For more information about programs and to apply, visit:  urconnected.uregina.ca   https://www.uregina.ca/






JUN 14/17- South Asian Family Association (SAFA) Scholarship deadline

The South Asian Family Association offers three scholarships in the amount of $1000 each in the following categories:

(1) Academic Excellence

(2) Excellence in Community Involvement

(3) Excellence in Fine Arts

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, a student must:  be a student of South Asian descent, be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act, be enrolling in his/her first year of full-time studies at a post-secondary institution in Canada or abroad, and be completing/have completed grade 12 in a British Columbia high school. For details and the application form see Ms Bernard in the Career Centre. If you have questions, email:  info@safa.ca




JUN 16/17 - BCSTA Jean Ciriani Scholarship for Communication – application deadline

This $1500 Scholarship recognizes a graduating BC student who has excelled at communications studies, and who has expressed an interest in using their communications skills in the support of public policy and education, and are enrolled at a public post secondary institution this fall. The application will require two references and a short essay. For further information and the application see Ms. Bernard in the Career Centre.






Summer STEP Program ~ current Grade 11 students

Are you currently completing your grade 11 year and wondering what to do this summer?  If you love Horticulture and Landscaping, you are invited to apply to work as a youth apprentice with the Richmond School District.  Applications for this Summer STEP program are available from Ms. Bernard in the Career Centre.  The deadline for Grade 11’s to submit applications to the School Board Office is Friday, June 9th at 3:30pm.