WELCOME BACK FROM CAMPS

 

UPPER SCHOOL FALL CO-CURRICULAR GUIDE IS OUT

The Fall Co-Curricular Guide is now available. There are no formal sign-up procedures; students are welcome to attend Co-Curricular clubs by showing up at the designated time and location. Students are strongly encouraged to engage with the Co-Curricular programme as it offers opportunities to:

– Get Involved!

– Meet new people!

– Build School Spirit!

– Enhance our Community!

– Try Something New! and

– Compete against other schools!

Check out the new Fall Co-Curricular Guide for opportunities to get engaged across the strands in arts, athletics, service, outdoor education, leadership, global citizenship and more.

If you don’t see something you would like to do and you have an idea about something you would like to introduce to Mulgrave like a club or event why don’t you try applying to the Start Up forum here or drop in to the Social Impact Lab where you can talk about your big idea with Mr. Wilson or Mr Cutbill on Thursdays at lunch in 1039. See See details below.

 

WELCOME BBQ THIS SUNDAY

Hands-down one of our best events of the year. Activities for the whole family, burgers, great people. The MStore will be open, too. It’s all a go, rain or shine. Admission is by donation. Please RSVP.

 

APPLY TO JOIN MTIC

The Mulgrave Technology Integration Council (MTIC) is an Upper School student-led leadership team that works with both school administration and the students to guarantee the effectiveness of the technologies used in Mulgrave.

Current projects include proposals to remake MY Passport, develop SEQTA integration and review the idea of a new Global Citizenship Award.

If you are interested in applying to join this exciting new student-led leadership Council, please contact David Chen G11 at chenhe@mulgrave.com.


JOIN MTIC FOCUS GROUP REVIEW ON MY PASSPORT

We are currently exploring options for changing and improving the MY Passport platform and process. Students have criticized the platform as outdated and not as effective as it could be in developing real engagement in learning and highlighting student achievements.

MTIC wants to change this. We are now looking to consult with you to see if we can propose student-inspired changes to the platform and process that will make it a more effective and meaningful educational tool for all. This week on September 19th, we will be conducting a focus group in Mr. Wilson’s room at 1:30. We would love if you could come by and provide your feedback.

Here is the link to the sign up page.

We look forward to hearing your input! If you want to check out MTIC, here is the link to our website. Thank you very much, MTIC Team

 

 

G7-10 PASSPORT LAUNCHED!

The G7-10 MY (MYP Middle Years) Passport has been launched for the 2018-2019 school year.  What is Passport? It’s your ticket to real-world experiential learning outside the classroom.

MY Passport Google Classroom Codes:

Join G7 Passport: q556pha
Join G8 Passport: j0c70yc
Join G9 Passport: rc41wu
Join G10 Passport: 1duucrj

MY PASSPORT STARTUP DEADLINES:

All of this information is also hosted in the Passport Google Classroom. Here are two things you need to start on now:

  1. Passport Goals: to be completed by Oct 10 2018. Please post and update goals on an ongoing basis throughout the year as you engage in the experiences of Passport. Speak to your Advisor teacher for due dates specifics in your Advisory.
  2. Passport Profile: to be completed by Oct 10 2018. This should be completed/updated for 2018. Please see overview here or speaker to your Advisor teacher
Find out more about upcoming Passport deadlines via your MY Passport Google Classroom (sign up codes posted below) or check out Passport Hub here — both spaces have all the resources you need including the MY Passport Guide, the Student Passport Sites page and Important Passport Deadlines.
We are also always looking for ways to make Passport more meaningful, effective and relevant to students. You may want to consider joining MTIC our new Mulgrave Technology Integrations Council leadership team. Check out the post above to apply to join the team or focus group!
Antony Wilson | awilson@mulgrave.com | Head of Global Engagement and Service Learning


GEx PLANS ARE BREWING!!

Get ready to check out the new G8-9 GEx expedition package and our new Senior GEx programme coming soon in TMC. The new G8-9 GEx guide will be announced on Monday at the Town Hall.

If you have any questions, let MrWilson / awilson@mulgrave.com  know.

 

The Global Nomads are a major G9-12 leadership team that focuses on getting Mulgrave engaged in understanding and acting on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We run SDG awareness and social impact campaigns, the annual Upper School Global Week (which focuses on SDG engagement) and the Cypress Student Summit, an annual conference on global issues for Mulgrave students.

We meet Mondays at lunch. If you are interested in joining our team this year, our first meeting is on Monday, September 17 at 1:30 PM in room 2026 (Mr Eakin’s room). Treats provided!

 

Backpack Buddies and Big Buddies Starts Up Soon 

Once again this year, Mulgrave’s Upper School are supporting the Community First Foundation Backpack Buddies programme which makes sure that at risk kids have meals over the weekend; this program is supported through our Advisory programme and via other teams where 1-2 time a year you are asked to bring in food or money to support the collection of kid-friendly meals for children at schools on the North Shore and Vancouver.

Want to be a Big Buddy?
This year we are also running a Mulgrave Big Buddies programme with Admiral Seymour Elementary school in East Van which involves Mulgrave students visiting the school regularly and being “big buddies” helping in the classroom. If you would like to participate in Backpack Buddies or the Big Buddies programmes, you need to get your Advisory involved in Backpack Buddies first. Ask your teacher if he or she is signed up for Backpack Buddies this year and offer to be a leader to help facilitate the programme in your Advisory. Engagement and help with Backpack Buddies is a ticket in for the Big Buddies and then we can send you

 

Drop by the Social Impact Lab:
Get Creative & Change Your World

◾  Mr. Wilson <awilson@mulgrave.com>
◾  Thursdays @ 1:30 in Room 1039
Do you have a great idea you want to launch but need support? Are you a (social) entrepreneur seeking to launch your business project or social enterprise? Are you working on a Capstone or Personal Project or developing a proposal and want to plan it with others? Want to make a social impact in art, film or other media? Do you need a place to meet meet with a team you are developing? Are you thinking of pitching a new idea to Mulgrave’s StartUp? The Social Impact Lab is an “open studio” club you can join to experiment and help build your project, event or social impact venture to change the world. We don’t need to meet all the time, but I’m available if you sign-up. The club is geared to Grade 7-12s working on big ideas. Send me / Mr Wilson an email if you are interested in joining the lab or drop by Thursdays in 1039 to see if it.

 

TERRY FOX RUN NEXT TUESDAY

On Tuesday, September 25th the Upper School will participate in the Terry Fox run in the afternoon. Please see complete details, include information on Toonies for Terry, on the Athletics News webpage.

 

Got a great idea for a club, activity, leadership initiative, social good project for Mulgrave or beyond? Want to launch a social entrepreneurship venture? Need support or resources? Submit your proposal to the StartUp crew here.

 

Join Club 360

◾  Anna Edmonds  <edmondsa@mulgrave.com>  | Antony Wilson <awilson@mulgrave.com>

◾  Meeting time Wednesdays @ 1.30 Room TBC

Club 360 supports the 360 Campaign initiated by Anna E in her G10 year as part of her Personal Project. Join the team and change the lives of Syrian refugee families. More information coming soon at an upcoming assembly and via email or contact lead Anna E G12 edmondsa@mulgrave.com.

 

We’re gearing up for our 25th Anniversary celebrations in December. If you have any photos of Mulgrave or Mulgravians over the years that you’d like to share, please upload them to this folder. Many thanks! If you didn’t receive an invitation to the big birthday bash on December 20th, please send us a note and we’d be glad to email one to you.

 

G7-10 SignUp NOW for WE Day Vancouver: Thu Nov 22 2018

APPLY NOW
WE Day Vancouver is coming soon! Thu Nov 22 2018, on your calendar and join us at Rogers Arena for an unparalleled event bringing together world-renowned speakers, A-list performers, and tens of thousands of youth to celebrate a year of action that transformed communities and changed lives. Stay tuned for the announcement of the star-studded lineup here!

WE Day is a unique national full-day event sponsored by Me to We and WE Charity held at Roger’s arena with over 20,000 students from across BC to celebrate and launch youth #socialgood service, leadership and engagement in our local and global communities. The event is open to all Mulgrave service leaders past and present. GEx Tanzania participants from last year are specifically invited by Me to We to attend. To get your WE Day ticket through Mulgrave, students must apply using the form here or posted below. We have limited tickets, so not everyone will get a ticket. Apply ASAP for the best chance to get your a ticket. Students will be selected based on the criteria posted on the signup form.

 

 

Follow TMC student news posts on Twitter @MulgraveCitizen or on Instagram mulgravecitizen

 

 


VOLUNTEER @ THE WEST VAN LIBRARY!

CONTACT:  Roseanne Hinmueller, Teen Volunteer Coordinator   PHONE:  (604) 925-7408
EMAIL:  rhinmueller@westvanlibrary.ca FAX:  (604) 925-5933
WEBSITE:  www.westvanlibrary.ca
VOLUNTEER TITLE:  Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Member or Teen Volunteer

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES:  Participants are 12 – 15 members in Grades 8 – 12 who live and go to school on the North Shore and are willing to commit to participation from September to June. TAG meets once a month for about 1.5 – 2 hours TAG members contribute to the library through: Writing book, magazine, and graphic novel reviews; helping with the selection of teen books, music, magazines, and movies for the library; being  spokespersons for teens in the community; getting involved in library programs and helping to promote them; other ideas as suggested by you!

Work in a team to assist with library tasks. Activities include: Book Buddies: Help children improve their reading skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Duties include: Assisting children with reading; providing feedback for children; encouraging and helping children to feel more confident with their reading skills; and taking attendance of children with whom they read. Library Volunteer: Duties include: Shelf reading (making sure books are in the correct order); labeling books; fronting books; shelving paperbacks; special projects such as assisting with youth programming, cutting, painting, book washing, etc.

MINIMUM AGE:  13

Contact Antony Wilson awilson@mulgrave.com if you have questions.

 

Democracy Café is North Shore Community Resource’s platform for all types of citizen engagement in democratic life including learning about local, provincial and federal government, electoral reform, voting and how citizens can participate in public life to make their democracy better

Email: murray.mollard@nscr.bc.ca Phone: 604-985-7138

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES: Volunteer will be assisting with event management, community outreach school workshops, performing research and more
TRAINING AVAILABLE: Training provided by Democracy Cafe
REQUIREMENTS: Must have an interest in democracy and politics

Democracy Cafe MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old & up

 

VOLUNTEER @ THE NORTH VAN SEYMOUR FISH HATCHERY

Seymour Salmonid Society (Seymour River Fish Hatchery), North Vancouver

CONTACT: Reece Fowler, Volunteer Coordinator
EMAIL: volunteering@seymoursalmon.com
MINIMUM AGE: 15 (younger with parental supervision)

 

Join thousands of Canadians to protect our aquatic ecosystems against shoreline litter with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup: the largest conservation-based cleanup program in the country. Cleanups are organized by volunteers for volunteers.

Read more here

 

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