Welcome to the US Student Life announcements and news blog interface, which is also an extension of the US Mulgrave eFolio: TheMulgraveCitizen @ https://pln.mulgrave.com/mulgravecitizen. This site is home to all your news and alerts about student happenings, resources and opportunities for citizenship, service, CAS and social good throughout the year. You are also encouraged to sign up and subscribe to the TMC by email or RSS feed. By doing so, you will receive the full text posting in your inbox/reader as soon as it is published, rather than receiving just a link via email. You will also receive any additional alerts about other student life and school happenings. Furthermore, the Mulgrave community can keep up-to-date on TMC news by following the Mulgrave Twitter account: @MulgraveSchool.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT 2011: HOW IMPORTANT IS FREEDOM?

CONGRATULATIONS WEIZHEN JEFF LI — MULGRAVE’S NEW STUDENT GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT! He has decreed today a civvies day; we’ll just have to wait and see what comes next. Be the change Mulgrave!

Here’s Jeff now famous election promo clip that pushed his campaign to overwhelming success:

 

TMS // THIS WEEK @ SCHOOL

SPECIAL SCHEDULE & EARLY DISMISSAL ON WED: US Student-Led Conferences/Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are on Wed with an early dismissal at lunch. To find out out other happenings this week, check out the MulgraveNet school calendar. And subscribe to iCal to get the calendar feed right to your laptop, tablet or smartphone calendar.

CONGRATULATIONS! Model UN Team, especially Louis K G11. I am very happy to announce that Louis K has won the best delegation award in the Commonwealth committee which means he will represent Vancouver in the Ottawa national commonwealth conference, edging out a very talented St George’s delegate who came second. It is really a remarkable achievement. The delegation of United Kingdom, comprised of David C, Toby R, and Louis K also won the best delegation award, beating several “power” delegations, again including the delegation from St George’s. There were 30 delegations in total int he Commonwealth and 90 delegates in total. In addition, Dina A also received an outstanding delegation award in the Commission on the status of Women. Special thanks to Mr Hardy and Ms Sheh for supervising us and making this trip possible.

G10 PERSONAL PROJECT CELEBRATION WAS  LAST WEDNESDAY! Check out tweets @ #mulgravepp. It was a great succeess Congratulations G10s!! Check out a sample film projects below from Isabelle K and Heather C.

US Winter Co-curricular sign up begins today! 

G7-9s SHOULD NOTE SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR BEGINS THIS WEEK IN THE LIBRARY! Check it out.

G9 PARENT INFO EVENING ON PERSONAL PROJECT TONIGHT @ 6.30 IN THEATRE

GLOBAL WEEK IS HERE! The student-generated global theme for the week is “How important is freedom?” and “What does it mean to be ‘free’?” There will materials integrated into the various courses and grades such as a special G7 and G9 debate, a G8 creative writing experience, G10 CSS workshops, theatre performances, film, the Bones 4 Peace art installation, the Me to We Club a Vow of Silence, a Global Lunch, a non-uniform Freedom Day and more. All fundraising initiatives support Mulgrave’s Global Education and Outreach international service programmes.

G10 CYPRESS STUDENT SUMMIT IS THURS & FRI: As well, there is the annual student-led Cypress Student Summit (CSS) conference facilitated by the G11-12 Global Week Student Organising Committee and several service-based clubs, including the Green Team, Invisible Children, the Service Action Council, Senior School FreeRice and more. CSS is held during Global Week on the Thursday afternoon/evening and all day Friday at Mulgrave for all Grade 10s. G10s can click here for the overview letter and CSS schedule. G10s are asked to please let Mr Wilson know ASAP if you anticipate any concerns or challenges with your participation in CSS.

GLOBAL LUNCH THIS FRIDAY: The Global Lunch this year full of delicious foods from around the world at a great price for a great cause. We have dropped the price to just $7 if you “go green” ( bring your own reusable utensils/plate) or $7 if you prepay (please submit prepayment to Ms Hawkins in main office with your name and HR/Adv group by Thurs Nov 24). Otherwise, it’s $10 on the day. Students in the MS will get dismissed early to stagger line-ups (release from class will be announced). All proceeds go to support our service trips in Costa Rica, China and Kenya.

FREEDOM NON-UNIFORM DAY. Friday is a special non-uniform  “freedom day” for Global Week. It’s your choice what you wear. Just be cool for school. Cost: $2 in support of GEO service trips.

US GLOBAL WEEK EXTENDED ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK: Get out of class @ 2.35 for a 2.45 start time!

GEO: REAL LEARNING.REAL IMPACT. GEO Trip Application FINAL Extended Deadline Today: Mon Nov 21: China G7-9, Costa Rica G9-11, Kenya G10-12. Please submit application, supporting docs and a $1000 non-refundable deposit to Ms Hawkins ASAP to reserve your place on a journey to change the world.

We are looking for a few more G10 applicants for Costa Rica and a few more G7-8 applicants for China. Don’t miss out. Click here to get the application. Further GEO Trip overviews and documents can be found here.

Special MS Town Hall Meeting: Global Week Debrief on Thurs @ 3pm.

House Competitions this week: Theatre Sports!

US Student-Led Conferences are on Wed with an early dismissal @ lunch. Check out the school calendar for the schedule.


TITAN TIMES

Click here for the weekly schedule of games. GO TITANS GO!

TMC // THIS WEEK 4 CITIZENSHIP & SOCIAL GOOD


GOING LOCAL! NEWS ABOUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD:

WANTED: Community Theatre Backstage Crew Members! NORTH VANCOUVER COMMUNITY PLAYERS at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11 St., North Vancouver puts on theatrical performances each season. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Help construct and paint stage sets, search for costumes and props, work behind the scenes during run of the show. REQUIREMENTS: Fluency in English, cheerful disposition and good work ethic. Carpentry skills and construction skills are important assets. HOURS INVOLVED: Flexible, typically from 7pm – 10pm. Volunteers needed for September through June. MINIMUM AGE: G10.-12 CONTACT: Sue Worrow, Volunteer Coordinator PHONE: (604) 985-4213. WEBSITE: www.northvanplayers.ca

Usher/Ticket Takers @ PRESENTATION HOUSE ARTS CENTRE: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. The Theatre operates a 158-seat performance space, with fixed raked seating and a black box stage area which it programs year-round with a wide range of community and professional performing art events. CONTACT: Alise Benner, Volunteer Coordinator PHONE: (604) 990-3474 EMAIL: boxoffice@phtheatre.org WEBSITE: www.phtheatre.org HOURS INVOLVED: Hours vary depending on show times, but mostly evenings 7:00 – 9:30/10:00 and some weekend matinees 1:00 – 4:30. MINIMUM AGE: G9-12.

CO-CURRICULAR CLUB SIGN UPS FOR TERM TWO:Sign Up Starts Today Online! Also check our TMC Mulgrave Service-BasedClubs page for details. Please register online (during register) or with Ms May in the MS office post-online  registration if you decide to join a club.

BONES 4 PEACE: STARTS THURS @ LUNCH

Make a bone for hope, for freedom and for healing. Make a bone to show our connectedness. For every 20,000 bones made and sent in to Students Rebuild,  $100,000 will be donated to CARE to help provide emergency relief in the Congo (DRC) and Somalia. This is a creative way, like paper crane making last year, for you to make a difference in the world. The installation is beginning this week on Thurs @ lunch in the art room, led by the Design Club and Ms Sheh. Check your emails for details. Engagement in this initiative over the coming weeks is a great eFolio citizenship or creativity commitment. WANT TO GET INVOLVED?  Go to the art room at lunch this week! Check your emails or contact MrW awilson@mulgrave.com.

MULGRAVE DRAGON’S DEN: GOT AN IDEA FOR SOCIAL GOOD @ MULGRAVE OR BEYOND. 

Thank you everyone for your applications! More than 15 proposals were received for service and change initiatives from clubs and individuals. The next step is the Den and then decisions on how to support everyone. Please note ALL individuals, clubs or groups with student-centred community engagement or service-based initiatives should go through the Den. If you want to establish a club, please send Mr Wilson a proposal which includes the name of the club, service objective, start-up organisers, target audience, and why the Mulgrave community needs/would benefit from this new club. If you missed the Den deadline, don’t worry! There will be another Den next term. If you just have to get you pitch heard, please come see me. I can certainly listen and suggest options.

LEST WE FORGET: TAKE THE VOW OF SILENCE NEXT WED NOV 23 AS PART OF GLOBAL WEEK. And give a voice to children that don’t have one. Sign up with the Me to We Club in the foyer or on the morning of the vow. The Vow of Silence is Free The Children’s annual fundraising and awareness-raising campaign that engages tens of thousands of participants to stand up for children whose rights are not being upheld. On November 23rd, 2011, we will go silent for 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. For Vow participants, being silent can mean refraining from speaking. It can also mean not using email, Facebook, Twitter or text messaging. Participants like you can determine your level of silence based on what you’re comfortable with. To join our team, Mulgrave Be Silent, go to the link below and click on the ‘Join This Team’ button to register and help us raise awareness and support children who have no voice. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to Jasmine S (Grade 11) at somanija@mulgrave.com, Angie T (Grade 12) at travlosa@mulgrave.com, or Michaela H (Grade 12) at hughesm@mulgrave.com. Thank you for standing in solidarity!

ZOOM GALA NIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SAT DEC 3 5.00-10.00pm. We need Roadies (equipment and set up movers, set up, take down crew), Ushers and Hosts. Please let me/MrW know by email @ awilson@mulgrave.com if you are interested in helping out.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY ORGANISERS STILL NEEDED FOR DAYCARE GALA held @ Mulgrave for preschool kids ages 3-5. Date: Nov 30 5.8pm. Contact Mr Wilson if you are interested.

Global Hands

MULGRAVE eFOLIO BLOGS ARE OUT. Speak to me anytime if you’re having a challenge connecting. A Step-by-Step Guide will be out this week on TheMulgraveCitizen.

AMNESTY WRITE FOR RIGHTS 2011. Will join us for an inspiring day of letter-writing on December 9th @ Mulgrave in honour of International Human Rights Day on Dec 10th? Every year on International Human Rights Day, tens of thousands of Canadians join Amnesty International supporters in more than 50 countries around the world in an inspiring day of letter-writing. Last year, we wrote more than half a million letters urging that the rights of individuals be respected, protected and fulfilled, and showing solidarity with people wrongfully detained. Our letter-writing last year led to a successful outcome in more than half of the cases featured!

This year on Human Rights Day, Amnesty International is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and we expect this will lead to the most successful Write for Rights ever. More info coming soon from Mulgrave’s Amnesty Club.

CHECK OUT POSTERITY: posters for social good, art for humanity, created as a part of the 50/50 initiative to aid the famine relief efforts in East Africa ow.ly/7zTTP

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