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September 06, 2017


MODEL UN - Meeting TODAY at lunch in Room 913.  Permission forms are DUE for the 25 students attending the Victoria Model UN in April.


RUN, JUMP and THROW - come out and join the Ballenas Track and Field Team.  All forms must be filled out and returned TODAY!  Pick up and drop off track forms at the office window. 


HELP! We need 5-7 female models for the GRAD fashion show! If you didn't sign up earlier, please see Mrs. Deering (room 203) immediately.  Remember, this is a fun evening and a great way to build excitement for PROM. (There is pizza at the end too ;) Thanks!


VIU MATH COMPETITION: Preliminary round Friday April 6, 2018. Sign up in room 303. Last year at VIU Lucy Feng places 2nd for the juniors and our junior team placed 2nd. Three years ago our senior team placed 1st! Come and try out.


CEMC MATH COMPETITIONS - Any students interested in competing in the next round of math competitions: Fryer (Grade 9), Galeos (Grade 10), Fermat (Grade 11), Euclid (Grade 12).  They take place in April and we must register before spring break! Sign up in room 303.


In honour of Betty Spalton, the BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association awards up to two $1,500 scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in heavy civil construction. This includes heavy equipment operators/mechanics, paving laydown technicians, grades persons, project managers, engineers, etc. Information on how to apply can be found on the BSS Scholarship page.


Ballenas Local Scholarships/Bursaries 2017-18 - Ballenas Local Scholarship/Bursary applications are now open for current grade 12 students. Information is available on the Ballenas website. Follow the link – Programs & Services – Scholarships. Applications are due into the counselling office on or before Friday April 6th @3:30 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.  Scholarship Workshops are available on March 7th & 14th during Flex block in room 901


STANDING TALL AWARD - Coast Capital Savings (CCS) will once again be offering a 'Standing Tall' Award in our district. This $3500 Award will be granted to one youth from SD69 who has faced adversity and not only risen up against the odds, but is demonstrating a commitment to continue his/her/their education at the post-secondary level. This award is open to grade 12 students who have faced challenges like poverty, health, family issues, personal loss and lack of support. Information for this scholarship is available on the Ballenas website. You must submit your application to the counselling office on or before April 10th. Application link:


Scholarships- Pieter de Reuver Foundation Award of Excellence 2018 $5000. - Information on the school website scholarship page. Applications due into the counselling office on Wednesday April 4th. BSS selections will be passed on to the School Board on April 6th.


$375,000.00  IN 1ST YEAR TUITION- have you applied?  Meet the post-secondary advisor on March 15th & see how your 1st year is funded. Visit your Career Centre to put your name on the list.


POPCORN – Wednesdays at lunch, $1/bag


Bagel Cafe Every morning from 8am-8:35am in room 805.  Come in for breakfast before classes start.  Breakfast is by donation.



MONDAY                               Cabbage Roll Soup

TUESDAY                                Sloppy Joes & Veg

WEDNESDAY                        Pizza

THURSDAY                            Mac & Cheese

FRIDAY                                    Split Pea