Lower Mainland West

This web page is where you,as a Lower Mainland West student (anyone west of 200th street), can come and see what is going on in our area and the greater Lower Mainland. Please don't forget to checkout the pages for school wide information.

~ Mrs. Tara Klukas

Congratulations 2019 Grads!

We have 84 graduates crossing the stage this week, Friday June 7th! It's amazing the growth we've seen in attendance this year, over 30%. For those of you joining, thank you - I know the students appreciate seeing the familiar faces in the audience.

Please take a moment to pray for the event and the grads themselves as they mark this wonderful events in their lives.

Grad Program Day and Night Info Sessions for 2019/2020!

Hello 2019/2020 Grade 10, 11 and 12 Students, Parents, and Guardians,

My name is Tara Klukas and I will be your Grad Advisor for the 2019/2020 school year. The reason I am your Grad Advisor is that I have been assigned the HCOS region known as Lower Mainland West (basically all families in our school west of 200 Street up to Squamish approximately).

Recently we held two Grad Program Info Sessions to help you with your course planning for the 2019/2020 school year.

Here are the recordings:

Here also are the websites we recommend for planning your course selection:


BCeID

Most post-secondary schools are moving to only accept transcripts through a student BCeID. Please make sure to sign up for this. Your final transcript will now be delivered through the BCeID rather than through sent to you through the mail. The BCeID also allows you to look at your unofficial transcript and track courses. In some cases students have found courses that were not reported on their transcripts. It is important that you use this resource and are aware of the courses listed on your transcript for your graduation needs.

*Please note it can sometimes take a few weeks before a course shows up on your transcript after completion. Let me know if it has been longer than this and you still do not see the course listed.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates

EXAM DATE Information

The registration form for April Provincial Exams has been sent out. This session is only for English 12 and Communications 12. The Numeracy Assessment is offered again in June.

To register please use the link here.

The exams are written April 25 and 26. Registration closes April 4th at 11:45pm.

Remember - you need to be finished your course in order to write the exam. If you are unsure of your status, please check in with your course teacher!

Lower Mainland HCOS Open Houses

Vancouver: April 9, 6:30-8pm Fraser Lands Church -I will be in attendance at this Open House

Langley: April 11, 9:30-11am Mountainview Alliance Church

Sechelt: April 17, 9:30-11am Crossroad Ministry Centre

Online: April 16 at 7pm, Eric’s zoom room: https://onlineschool.zoom.us/j/7576641050

Virtual Leveraging the Internet/Social Media for High School

Event Dates

Friday, May 3, 2019

Event Time:

10:00 - 11:30am

Location:

  • Online -Zoom

Grades: 10 - 12

Application Closes:

When full or Apr 17, 2019

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Details & Apply

The White Hatter Team, who are well known for their social media safety presentations, are bringing us a new digital literacy presentation called “Leveraging the Internet and Social Media for High School Students.”

Given that we know that an increasing number of post-secondary institutions and employers will search an applicant’s online digital dossier as a part of their filtering and hiring process, this program will provide students with proven techniques to optimize and leverage their social media presence, when it comes to university, college and career opportunities.

For more information see: http://learninggroups.ca/

Grad Ceremony RSVP!!!

The initial RSVP for HCOS' Graduation Ceremonies is in your inbox! If you plan to attend the ceremonies and banquet please complete the form to let us know!

We look forward to celebrating with you and enjoy some fellowship, food and laughter together!

The RSVP form can be found here. Initial RSVPs are due by April 1st. After that we will ask for some more information from those who have let us know they are attending!

Community Connections Plans for the 2019/2020 school year and beyond

If you have any questions or would like to be part of these face-to-face classes, please contact Andria Lengkeek at alengkeek@onlineschool.ca


INFO VIDEOS FOR YOU!

Reenrolling video (12min) mostly directed at the Grade 11s and 12s next year. Here is the link to the video: https://vimeo.com/275149766/cf5e64678f

Information session on the HCOS Grad Program, mostly for our new Grade 10s but it has excellent information for anyone in our Grad Program. If you missed this, please watch the video. It is long (about 1hr.) But we give an overview of our program. https://vimeo.com/274561143/2f9c9f2622

Bard on the Beach Report

We had a wonderful, albeit intense afternoon, out and about watching Macbeth at Bard on the Beach. A group of of 35 HCOS students, parents and staff were in the audience for this exceptional performance. Our students were amazed at the quality of the acting. We even had a student group return from an across Canada road trip the night before the performance. Now that's dedication!

We hope to see you at this event next year.

GRAD PROGRAM TWU TOUR AND ROPES COURSE

On Feb 23, 2018, 18 HCOS students spent the day touring TWU, sharing a special Greek meal provided by TWU, working on team building and finally participating in the High Ropes course. It was a wonderful time of community only topped by the incredible snow fall that day. I was so proud of all of our students especially those who braved the snow to climb and baley the high ropes course at TWU. Did you miss out? Look for this event next year (although I can’t promise there will be snow 😊).