In the past week, two of Alpha’s Junior Girls Teams have brought home the Burnaby/New Westminster Banner for the respective sports.
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Soccer team and the Junior Girls Netball team for their victories. You have worked hard, played hard and made us all proud.
Plans for the Alpha Seismic mitigation project are well underway and the construction trailers are on site. Preparations are beginning inside and construction will begin soon on our new wing. In the next few months, there will be lots of changes at Alpha, be sure to check the website for updates.
To the right is an image of the design for the new École Alpha Secondary. If you click on the image you can see it in a larger format.
Twenty-seven students in Ceramics & Sculpture 10-12 created beautiful woven baskets under the guidance of two guest artists, Colleen Johnson and Laura Borders. The woven baskets are currently being displayed in the Library display case.
Click Here to read about the Project in the words of Ms. Clark, their teacher.
Important Message: Burnaby Schools Summer Session 2016
Thank you for your interest in Burnaby Schools for your child’s summer learning experience. We will be resuming registration this Thursday, May 5, with a staggered schedule dependent on the grade your child will be entering in September 2016. Courses for other grades will not be available until the scheduled date (next week).
Click Here to see the District Bulletin with more detailed registration information.
Alpha Students did a spectacular job at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair that was held recently at UBC. Here are the final results:
Gold – Danté Wong (gr.11) “Harvesting Energy from a Water Hammer”
Bronze – Maya Siemens (gr. 8) “How much gas do certain beverages produce in your stomach?”
Bronze – Catherine Wang, Jenny Chan (BETA mini-school-gr.8) “How people’s focus is enhanced by a hungry state of mind”
Honourable Mention- Emma Do (gr.8) “Using a fresnel lens to magnify sun’s radiation to heat water”
By winning Gold in the Senior level Danté Wong will be one of 16 students selected to represent Greater Vancouver schools at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal May 14-21! He also received a UBC Science Entrance Award of $2,000 for Best Earth & Environmental Sciences project at GVRSF 2016 and a nomination for a BC Hydro award (nominated, still has to compete with 13 other students across BC for the one BC Hydro award).
Danté’s project explored the harvesting of energy from water hammer in household pipes. He built a prototype that doubles as a water hammer arrestor to take the thud out of pipes when you shut the water off too fast. The device also captures some of the energy of that thud when flowing water suddenly hits a closed valve.
Click Here to see a video of him testing his device.
Our new app, Alpha 2 Go is ready for you to download or access on your Web Browser. Alpha 2 Go provides students and parents with a single place to find everything to do with the school, their classes, and their extra-curricular activities. It’s the digital replacement for the paper student agenda planner. It can also be used by teachers, coaches and club sponosors to communicate homework and other news items to their classes, teams or clubs.
Click Here to see the app flyer with more detailed information.
The app is available as a free download in the Apple Store, Google Play Store or on the web at https://alpha.appazur.com