Cap and Gown 2014


Cap and Gown will be held on Sunday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m. at Booth Memorial in the gymnasium for all 2014 graduates.

Please register at the school by September 19, 2014.

NEW "Last Chance" Registration for Cap and Gown will be available on Monday, September 22nd at Booth Memorial from 6-7 pm.

We will need to know the number of guests you plan to bring, your height and any scholarships/awards you may have won that you would like to have acknowledged.

The cost to attend is $40.00 per graduate and all the monies must be submitted by September 19 with the registration.





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 jenniferrotchford@nlesd.ca or austinkeeping@nlesd.ca.   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).





School Council: Important Information


The School Council of Booth Memorial High School is seeking interested parents to participate on our  council for the upcoming year. Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month.

As this year will be the last year for Booth Memorial, we are planning to determine the membership of the 2014-2015 School Council as early as possible. If you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Krista Vokey at kristavokey@nlesd.ca by September 10.

If we need to hold an election, the election will be held on September 17, 2015 during the Curriculum Night at Booth Memorial.

Curriculum Night will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17 in the gymnasium. Please come out to meet your student's teachers and learn what is happening at our school.

As well, we are seeking parent volunteers to plan our safe grad for our final graduation in the spring of 2015. If you are interested in becoming involved with our school in this capacity, please contact kristavokey@nlesd.ca

Finally, please mark the evening of Thursday, October 2 on your calendars as that evening will be hosting a Bingo fundraiser in our gym. We hope you can join us then to help us augment our technology resources for our students.

We look forward to working with you this year.


 

Our Breakfast Program


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 kristavokey@nlesd.ca 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
CDLI also provides FREE online tutoring in a number of high school courses, including those with public exams. This year, they have added tutoring support for Grade 9 Mathematics.  While all the tutoring links can be found on the main webpage of CDLI, below is a quick reference to four specific links that may be of use to students:



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 result of the vote was Waterford Valley Warriors and subsequently the team colors were chosen as Red and Black.
  • On Wednesday, May 21, the K-12 feeder system for Waterford Valley High School will be voting on a new school mascot.   The short list options from which students may choose are:  Bobcats, Warriors, Wolverines, and Wolves
  • Letter to Parents (PDF) concerning the selection of a name for the sports team/mascot for Waterford Valley High School.
  • The attached letter addressed to Parents/Guardians (PDF) describes the status of Booth Memorial and Bishops College for the 2014 - 2015 school year.  
  • The school board has voted to accept the new name for the west-end high school as Waterford Valley High.
  • The new Advisory Committee website is http://www.bc-bm.ca/



Recycling of Beverage Containers

An 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

1030270                School
1030271                Special Services
1030272                Safe Grad

Thank you for your support.



Dates to Remember



Thursday, October 2                  Bingo Fundraiser

Friday, November 14                  Term work due

Thursday, November 27             Reports Released

Thursday, December 4               Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday, December 11             Christmas Concert
 

Contact Information

Booth Memorial High School
151 Freshwater Road
St. John's, NL
A1C 2P1
709 579-6465
709 579-2564 Fax