Career Programs is offering a guided bus tour for students in Grade 10 and 11 to all the District ACE-IT programs on Feb.21 and Feb.23.
Tuesday, Feb.21: Cariboo Hill – iStep, Carpentry, Auto Service Technician
Burnaby Mountain – Electrician (Construction) and Hotel/Event Management
Thursday, Feb.23: Alpha – Hairstylist, Robotics
Burnaby Central – Cooks Training
Burnaby North – Film and Broadcast, Music Production and Technology
Please see Ms. Chun as soon as possible to pick up a Field Trip form to attend this event.
Course selection has begun!!!
Course Selection is about to start, below is the schedule for the upcoming Course Selection Presentations. We encourage students to see their counsellor for individual consultation if they have questions regarding the course selection process, needing guidance regarding selection of courses and any discussion about post- secondary and career plans. Students will be selecting their courses online, the portal will open up from Feb 6th to Feb 28th. Course Selection forms will also be given to students, which requires a parents signature and are due FEB 28th and to be handed in to their counsellor.
|FEB 7, 8, 9 – Senior Presentations
|| Grs 10s & 11s in Periods 1 and 2
|Feb 14, 15, 16 – Junior Presentations
|| Gr 8s & 9s in Periods 2 and 3
Counsellors will also be in the computer lab (Room 316) from Feb 20 to 24, to help any students who need assistance to select their courses online or missed their course selection presentation.
If there are any further questions or clarification needed, please contact me anytime.
Star Search 2017, Alpha’s annual talent show charity fundraiser is coming Thursday, February 16, 7-9:00 p.m. This year’s show ,”Starry Night,” features a wide variety of Alpha’s talented students–some you might have seen before as well as new grade 8s and International Students.
Tickets ($8 individual or $6 for a group of 4) go on sale in the cafeteria Monday, February 6. All proceeds this year will be donated to Burnaby Progressive Housing Society to support their efforts to alleviate homelessness.
The 2017 Alpha Reads are officially in the library and are ready to be checked out! 10 diverse books have been selected especially for Alpha students, and cover topics from first love, to depression, to being lost in outer space and much much more.
While reading on its own is fun, Alpha Reads offers a little extra incentive to crack a book. Each time a student reads one of the 10 titles, they can enter to win weekly small prizes, with a grand prize winner to be drawn in May. Prize entries will also help the school to determine which is the most popular book at Alpha in 2017.
Grade 9 Immunization consent forms were distributed during fourth period on Monday, January 30th. Please return completed forms to the Office by Friday, February 3rd. Immunizations will take place on Monday, February 27th during first period.
Congratulations to Alpha’s debate team, having just come back from the lower mainland regional tournament and finishing with great rankings! The members finished as follows:
Catherine Wang – Second Individual Speaker
Sunnie Sun – Fourth Individual Speaker
Jinian Beharrell – Fifth Individual Speaker
Cole Diepold – Eighth Individual Speaker
Maja Grandinetti – Ninth Individual Speaker
Miriam Jang – Tenth Individual Speaker
Catherine Wang and Jinian Beharrell – First Team Speakers
Maja Grandinetti and Miriam Jang – Fourth Team Speakers
Cole Diepold and Lucas Fleming – Fifth Team Speakers
Great job everybody!
With the latest arrival of snow, we want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff about Burnaby School District weather related school closure announcements. All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (eg. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. The district will do its best to communicate school or district-wide closures or cancellations by 6:30 am. This information will be posted on the front page of the district website and tweeted out (follow us on Twitter @burnabyschools). However, please keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not always possible, for example, power outages or technical problems. The most reliable way to learn of school closures is to check for updates with the following radio stations: CBC AM 690, CBC Radio One FM 88.1, CKWX AM 1130 – NEWS 1130 AM, CKNW AM 980, Fairchild AM 1470, Fairchild FM 96.1. Click here for further information regarding the Burnaby School District’s Winter Weather Procedures.
Our 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 sponsors 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