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Engineering/Physics @ UBC – Feb 23

Learn more at a Zoom-hosted event on February 23rd.

Click the pdf link below for more information:

Engineering Physics at UBC


From the folk at UBC:

We kindly ask that anyone who is interested please register for the event at the link directly below.  We will email registrants with a Zoom link on the morning of the event (Feb 23rd).  Space is limited, though we will post a recording of the session on the event website after the event.

Registration link:

More information can be found in the attached PDF or on the event website:

Daily Announcements

With the change in our daily schedules for our grade cohorts, we can’t do our announcements at a set time without disrupting classrooms.

Teachers and students can find updated announcements for each day on this page.  Check back daily.  Stay informed!

February 26th, 2021

Blocks today are JR. EF / GH and SR. F / E

Girls!:  Click here for more information about a 5-Day Leadership Workshop.

Basketball:  Basketball Practices are running this week.  Check schedule in gym for last minute changes and use this one as a guide:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:15pm 8 Boys SR Girls 8 Boys Co-Ed 8
5:15pm 9 Boys 8/9 Girls 9 Boys 8/9 Girls Co-Ed 9
7:00 pm SR Boys SR Boys SR Girls Co-Ed SR

Update:  Sr Girls basketball practices on Tuesday are now at 3:30pm.

Course Selections:  Course selections start next week so stay tuned to our website for more details.

All Students: Your yearbook team needs you to upload photos using the “Upload It” app from Friesens.  Our school code is 272744.  We also need Grade reps in Grade 10, 11, and 12 to register with Mr. Wilson and build pages for your respective grades.

All Students: 

Here is your daily reminder to keep physical distances, mask in common areas and hallways, and practice good hand hygiene.

We also have some new protocols to observe:

  • Masks are to be worn in classrooms unless the student is sitting or standing at their designated seat.
  • Staff members follow this guidance as well, wearing their mask unless sitting or standing in their teaching space/seat (i.e. where you normally stand/sit to teach or work).
  • Masks are to be worn by all entering and leaving the classroom.

OK College Entrance Awards

Here’s a link for more information:

Here are some awards to consider:

Awards below require an interim transcript to be sent directly to the Financial Aid and Awards department before the awards deadline.  At least one reference letter from their school is also required.  Additional references from community/extracurricular/leadership involvement may also be beneficial.  Students will be expected to be enrolled in at least an 80% courseload (4 courses) or 100% courseload (5 courses) for the President’s Entrance Scholarship.

The deadline to apply for these awards is March 5.

Okanagan College President’s Entrance Scholarships
Eight Awards of up to $5000

Okanagan College Community Spirit Awards
Up to 40 awards offered as a tuition credit up to $1000

Okanagan College Board of Governors Entrance Awards
Three or more awards of $1000

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe & Friends Scholarship for Secondary School Graduates
Up to four awards of $2500 each for students graduating from a secondary school located in Penticton or Summerland

Rick and Yasmin Thorpe & Friends Entrance Awards for Trades and Technology
Three awards of $2000 for students entering a trade or technology at the Penticton campus and have graduated from a secondary school located in Penticton or Summerland

Penticton Campus Arts Entrance Scholarship
One award of up to $1000

Penticton Campus Science Entrance Scholarship
One award of up to $1000

Johnstone Memorial Award
Two awards of $2400 for students entering the Salmon Arm Campus

Tony Sellar Leadership Entrance Scholarship
One award of approximately $800 for students entering the Vernon Campus

McGillivray Entrance Award for Business
One award of up to $5500 for student entering the Business Administration degree or diploma program at the Kelowna Campus