Updated as Events and Activities are confirmed.
We Scare Hunger
Booth's Social Justice Club will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Community Food Sharing Association starting October 20 to October 31 as part of our We Scare Hunger initiative. Items can be dropped off at the office during recess and lunch, you will get tickets for a chance to win a $20 pizza gift card.
Halloween Spirit Week
Monday October 27th: Brave Day
On this day, wear all of your Booth clothes and our school colors (Red and Grey). At lunch time we will also be having a Dodge Ball tournament in the gym. There will be teams of ten. It is first come first serve so sign up quickly!! There are prizes for the winning team!
Tuesday October 28th: Twin Day
On this day, you can dress up as twins, triplets, quadruplets and even the Duggars!
Wednesday October 29th: Rasta Day
Wear Black, Red, Yellow and Green to participate in Rasta Day!! We are also having a pumpkin carving contest in the cafeteria at lunch!! There will be 10 teams of 3! It is first come first serve! You can sign up on Monday the 27th in the office at recess and lunch!! There will be prizes for the winning team!
Thursday October 30th: Techno Day
On Thursday, wear all of your fun, retro clothes to support Techno Day!!
Friday October 31st: Costume Day
On Friday, wear your best Halloween costume to school!! Also, sign up to compete in our costume contest that will happen in the cafeteria at lunch! Show off your costume in front of the student body and our teacher judges!!Note: Students are NOT to have masks or full face makeup on when wearing costumes on Friday. Students are not to hide their identities!
Booth Memorial Closing - Events
Booth Memorial High School will be closing at the end of this school year ... i.e. when the new high school in the west-end of St. John's (Waterford Valley High School) is ready to accept students. There has been considerable expressed interest from the Booth Community and Alumni to make plans to mark the closing of Booth Memorial and to celebrate this institition in St. John's.
At this time, the School Administration Team is seeking to identify those members of the community including Alumni who may wish to participate whether actively or passively in the events to be planned.
Mr. Keeping (Assistant Principal) has created a Google Document you may access to provide your contact information and to gauge your level of interest in being an organizer /planner /participant. Follow the link to the Document.
Cap and Gown Nov. 23rd, 2014
2014 Graduates ... you need to be at the school by 12:45 pm. The Ceremony will start at 2:00.
Safe Grad Meeting Oct. 28, 2014
The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 28th. It will start at 7:00 pm in the LRC. All are welcome.
Stressed Out? Overloaded?
Are you feeling stressed out? Overloaded? Having trouble keeping your mind on your school work?
Bishops and Booth Mindfulness sessions are starting again this year! There will be 10 weekly meetings starting Thursday October 2, at 3:10 at Bishops College in Room 314.
These sessions are intended to help students become more mindful and practice a positive mental health strategy that will give you new tools to deal with the pressures and stresses of life.
See Ms. Kirkland for more information.
Power School Accounts 2014 - 2015
Due to an upgrade to Powerschool over the summer, students and parents will no longer be able to use old passwords to access the Powerschool database.
New Powerschool accounts for parents and students are now available. To obtain your account information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. The account information will also be available at the upcoming Curriculum Night scheduled for Wednesday, September 17th.
The new "Sept 2014 Parent User Guide" is available here (PDF).
Supplementary Examinations in November
Eastern Region Registration Form is available here (PDF).
Currently our students come to us from Beaconsfield and Holy Cross Junior High. These schools have identified a need for a breakfast program for their students. They operate a Breakfast Club in association with the Kids Eat Smart program. This program will restart on September 15th.
In the past year we have recognized the fact that the needs of these students do not disappear when they transition to High School. As a result we have now instituted our own Kids Eat Smart program.
We are providing a breakfast of toast, juice, fruit, etc each morning Monday to Friday. This is open to all students, not just to those who cannot afford it. The philosophy is that all students perform better in school if they eat properly.
Food for this project comes from donations and sponsorship. Any money or in -kind contributions are matched dollar for dollar by Kids Eat Smart. If you would like to make a contribution or if you have a contact in the corporate world who might help us out please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 579 6465.
A tax receipt can be provided for the value of any contributions.
CDLI - Online Resources to Assist with your school work.
The Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation (CDLI) has several online student learning resources that are available to all high school students in the province. Students already enrolled in CDLI courses have active accounts, and other students can easily create an account by following the simple directions on the CDLI website http://www.cdli.ca .
Course Review Support is provided for select courses at the high school level. This support program is designed to assist students in preparation for year-end exams. To access a particular course, navigate to the website http://www.cdli.ca and select Senior High Course Review Materials. Instructions are provided as to how to access a course. Note: You will need to sign up for a CDLI account to access the course review materials.
Below is a complete list of courses in which review support is being offered this year:
- Biology 3201
- Chemistry 3202
- English 3201
- World History 3201
- World Geography 3202
- Academic Mathematics 3201 (New)
- Advanced Mathematics 3200 (New)
- Advanced Mathematics 3208 (New)
- Applied Mathematics 3202 (New)
- Earth Systems 3209 (New)
- Physics 3204
- Online tutoring - https://www.cdli.ca/tutoring/online-tutoring.html
- Learning Content - https://www.cdli.ca/learning-content/
- Senior High Course Review Materials - https://www.cdli.ca/news/2013/10/01-senior-high-course-review-materials.htm and;
- Grade 9 Mathematics - https://www.cdli.ca/stories/intermediate-math-tutoring.html
Easter 2015 .. Trip to Iceland Being Planned
Plans are underway for an exciting trip to Iceland during the 2015 Easter break. Students participating in the ‘Iceland; Glaciers and Geysers’ will spend 6 days visiting some of the most spectacular sites on the globe!
While on this adventure, students will see icecaps, glaciers, spouting geysers, steaming solfataras, volcanoes, raging rivers and magnificent waterfalls. They will have bragging rights because they stood in both Europe and North America at the same time, not to mention swimming in the Blue Lagoon! We will also experience the vibrant European culture in lively Reykjavik as well as at every stop on our tour around the Golden Circle. This trip is jammed packed with activities that will keep students busy creating memories that will truly last a lifetime!
If you are interested in finding out more, please email or see Mr. Jesperson for additional details.
Scent-Free Building: A Reminder
Reminder to the Booth Community that Booth Memorial High School is a "Scent-Free Building". We have a number of students as well as staff who have sensitivities to scented products. People with asthma and allergies to scented products can have reactions which affect their ability to breathe.
Please restrict your use of scented products when coming to Booth. Such products include body sprays and perfume/aftershave.
Waterford Valley High School Updates
The new Advisory Committee website is http://www.bc-bm.ca/
Recycling of Beverage ContainersAn ongoing fund-raising activity for Booth Memorial is our beverage container recycling program. Booth Memorial High School has three accounts set up with Evergreen Recycling. You can drop off your items at any Evergreen depot noting the appropriate card number; you can decide which activity will benefit from your donation.
Card Number Group
1030271 Special Services
1030272 Safe Grad
Thank you for your support.
|Mon., Nov. 3||Metro High School Closeout
- No Classes
|Nov. 4 = Day 2|
|Fri., Nov. 7||Remembrance Assembly||Time TBA|
|Mon., Nov. 10||November Break - No Classes|
|Tues., Nov. 11||Remembrance Day - No Classes||Nov. 12 = Day 6|
|Fri., Nov. 14||Term Work Due||3:00 pm|
|Sun., Nov. 23||Cap and Gown||2:00 pm in the Gym|
|Thurs., Nov. 27||Reports Released||2:55 pm|
|Thurs., Dec. 04||Parent/Teacher Interviews||Times TBA|
|Thurs., Dec. 5||TBA||8:45-3:00|
|Thurs., Dec. 11||Christmas Concert||7:00 pm Citadel w/ Guest Band|
|Fri., Dec. 19||Last Day of Classes Prior to Christmas Break||Jan. 5 = Day 6|
|Fri., Jan. 16||Term Work Due||3:00 pm|
|January 26 - 30||Mid-term Exams||Dates to be Confirmed|
|Thurs., Feb. 12||Reports Released||2:55 pm|
|Mon., Feb. 16||February Break - No Classes||Feb. 17 = Day 1|
|Fri., Feb. 20||TBA||8:45-3:00|
|Mon., March 16||St. Patrick's Day - No Classes||March 17 = Day 6|
|Thurs., April 2||Last Day of Classes Prior to Easter Break||April 13 = Day 5|
|Fri., April 17||Term Work Due||3:00 pm|
|Thurs., April 30||Reports Released||2:55 pm|
|Fri., May 1||TBA||8:45 - 3:00|
|Sat., May 9||Prom and Safe Grad|
|Mon., May 18||Victoria Day - No Classes||May 19 = Day 2|
|Fri., June 5||Term Work Due||3:00 pm|
|June 15 - 24,||Final Exams||Dates to be Confirmed|
|Thurs., June 25||Reports Released||Last day for Students|
|Fri., June 26||Administration Day for Teachers|