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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Grads going to Dry Grad…. Listen up! Bring in your bags tomorrow morning and take them to the storage room at the back of the Main Gym.
Yale’s Spring Classic Tennis Tournament starts today after school. All tennis team members are to be at the courts at 2:45 sharp for match play.
All choir students singing at the graduation ceremony - this is our last rehearsal. Please be in the band room by 11:00 to rehearse and get information about when and where you are going tomorrow night! Soon Yoon,, Yoonsun Jee, Riley Park, please be there!
Grads that did not get their gown yesterday can get it today in the office from Mrs. Perkins.
ALL library books are now due! Check the overdue list posted on the Yale website and make sure you are not on it. Any lost or damaged books must be paid for. Students who don't settle accounts will not get their yearbooks.
The senior girls rugby team will be selling pizza in the front foyer tomorrow at lunch, come on down and get a slice for only $1.50
Any girls interested in trying out for the rugby Fraser Valley's need to come see Marisa in room D104 for more information
There is a lost iPhone 4 - black with a green case. If found please return to the main office.
To all the senior leadership students who volunteered to host the Okinawa students last week: there is a pizza lunch for you today in Ms. Chan's room to thank you for the great job you have done!
There are some basketball uniforms that haven't been returned. Your account has been charged and you won't be able to go to athletic banquet or get your year book until it is returned. You know who you are.
Girls Soccer: Your uniforms are to be returned to Mrs. Perrie in B103 before tomorrow.
Track and Field team; meet in the main gym right after school today. Bring your spikes for the meet at Hansen. If you have not confirmed your attendance with Mr. Wight, see him ASAP.
In the cafeteria this week:
Wed - Teriyaki chicken & rice $3.50
Thur 23 - Buy a Hamburger for $3 and get an ice cream cup for FREE !
Fri 24 - mac & cheese $2 and pizza pretzel $2
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Report Cards home and Early Dismissal days
Students will receive report cards at the end of the day on Monday, April 30.
Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3 are early dismissal days. School will be dismissed at 1:23pm to allow for parents and teachers to meet regarding their child(ren)'s progress. Please contact your child(ren)'s teachers to make these arrangements.
Yale defeats Marriott to win third straight provincial championship!
Yale will raise a third provincial championship banner to the rafters of ARC as they defeated Earl Marriott Secondary for the 2nd straight year. Earl Marriott, who boasts a solid rep calibre hockey academy, came out hard in front of a sold out Langley Sportsplex Tuesday night, scoring the first goal from Seattle Thunderbirds draft pick Jarrett Smith. Yale quickly tied it with a goal from Matt Revel. The Mariners took the lead once more, which was answered again by Yale by Michael Holub. Late in the 2nd period Austin Edwards scored a beautiful one-timer set up by Jake Virtanen giving Yale their first lead heading into the third period. JJ Virtanen added the "dagger" scoring top right corner which was followed by two more goals by Matty Revel.Yale has completed the "threepeat" and look forward to defending their title next year.
Yale Student Wins Big!
Congratulations to Doug Jarvos! Doug is a Yale Secondary and SD 34 ACE-IT Electrical Program student. He won a Gold Medal in Electrical Wiring at the 2012 Skills Canada competion at Tradex on Wednesday, April 18th. Doug is the first Yale Secondary student to win a gold medal at the Skills Canada BC Competition. Future plans for Doug include competing at the National Competition held in Edmonton, Alta in May, and completing his Electrical Apprenticeship with local business and sponsor Glencoe Electric. Excellent job Doug!!!
Advanced Placement Program in China!
Yale chemistry teacher, Cheri Smith (front row center) had a unique experience over spring break. She led a workshop session for Advanced Placement Chemistry teachers at the Secondary School Associated with South Western University in Chongqing, China. Chemistry was one of seven sessions offered at the third annual AP Workshop in main land China. The first two were located in Beijing and Shanghai. In 2009, the Chinese government accepted AP as the official post secondary program for high school students in the country. The College Board administers the AP program, along with the SAT and SAT II examinations. While SAT exams are not available in mainland China (with the exception of some select international schools), students know that AP courses on their transcripts offer a big leg up when it comes to entrance into big name universities in North America. Some students with AP courses from “top tier” secondary schools head to Hong Kong each year to write their SAT’s, often opting out of the Chinese National University Placement examinations entirely.
Smith has been consulting for the College Board in Canada, the U.S. and occasionally Europe and Asia since 1992. Though she has worked with teachers in Asia before (previous trips were to Singapore and Seoul, Korea), she found China to be particularly unique. “There were only two teachers from international schools in this group. Gentlemen from Sri Lanka and India, both of whom spoke English very well. Interestingly enough, a third English speaking teacher was from New Brunswick and was teaching in a very small Chinese school of just under 1000 students in the country side in Shaanxi province. The remaining 15 teachers were all native Chinese with good reading and writing skills in English, but much less fluency in listening and speaking. Chinese schools perform very few laboratory experiments. This is partially due to a lack of equipment and chemical availability. The teachers were anxious to learn about laboratory in AP Chemistry. I had them perform four different lab exercises and several demonstrations. AP courses in China are taught in a mix of English and Mandarin. The exams are entirely in English. The biggest demands for AP teacher training are in Calculus, Statistics, the three sciences and Economics. There is, however, a growing contingent of AP English Language teachers.
“With 1.3 billion people, everything in China tends to be much larger than we’re used to here. Chongqing, the former capital China, is a city of over 25 million people. Think about that, over two thirds of the Canadian population living in one city. South Western Secondary School where the conference was held has 12 000 students! Ten times the size of Yale. We toured the most established AP school in Chongqing. I sat in on an AP Calculus class at Bashu Secondary. The school’s population is just over 15 000 and most classes are 50 to 60 students. I should mention, however, that the AP classes are closer to 20.”
Smith’s next trip for the College Board is a consultant training session in Philadelphia as the AP Sciences are undergoing course revisions. Once the students write their AP exams in May, she heads to Louisville Kentucky where she is a question leader at the AP Chemistry Reading. She expects over 120,000 AP Chemistry exams to be evaluated this year.
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Are You A Grade 12 Applying to UFV?
An important reminder to all grade 12's applying to UFV for next year.
You must self report your grades by March 31st.
Please check your myUFV account for details or go to the Counselling Center for more information.
Yale Secondary Students "Dare to Care" and Raise Thousands!
Yale Secondary students pulled an all-nighter on Friday, and their Dare to Care fundraiser garnered more than double its goal.
The fundraiser saw eight theme rooms at the school: A mechanical bull, laser tag, a Survivor room, Hogwarts and others, all designed and run by Ms. Rajabally’s senior leadership class. The party went from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday.
To participate, students had to raise a minimum of $50 through their own initiatives for the cause. READ MORE CLICK HERE. . .
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - Day 2 | Early DismissalBack to school on Thursday. School will be dismissed at 1:23pm
Dare To Care This Friday!All students who are attending the Dare to Care overnight event this Friday need to be aware of some key points.
This is an event that requires your full cooperation to be successful. We cannot emphasize enough that students who bring and/or are under the influence of alcohol or drugs WILL be reprimanded to the fullest extent. Do not tarnish your reputation, that of your schoolmates, your school, and the wonderful cause of Free the Children by acting irresponsibly in any way.
All students who are in attendance will receive a wristband upon entry. Students may only leave the event early or arrive later if they have provided, in advance, a note with parent permission to Ms. Rajabally or Mr. Primrose. Once you have left the event, however, you will not be permitted to re-enter.
1. Please arrive at 6pm SHARP (unless you have spoken with either Ms. Rajabally or Mr. Primrose to make alternate arrangements).
2. Though there will be snacks, pizza at midnight and breakfast, we recommend that you eat dinner before arriving to the event.
3. There are activities planned throughout the entire night right up until breakfast so you do not need to bring a sleeping bag etc.
4. Bring a sleeping bag/pillow if you would like the option of resting/sleeping. Gender-specific rooms will be assigned for these purposes.
5. Be aware that a PG-13 movie will be played as well as an alternate G-rated movie for those who would prefer.
6. Bring a positive attitude, your best behavior and HAVE FUN.
Thank you very much for participating in this great cause and fun night. With your help and support we have raised over $10,000 for Free the Children and a small village in Kenya will have clean drinking water because of your efforts.
ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS
(These are the awards given out at our Convocation Ceremonies in May)
The time to apply is NOW. The application deadline is Friday, March 2 @ 2:30
Click here for forms and application information. There is a huge variety of awards so check them out!
Information is also available on the Yale website under Grads - Scholarships.