Screenagers:  Growing up in The Digital Age

The Thursday evening showing of Screenagers was a great success. Thank you to all those involved -

  • The Carson Graham PAC for organizing
  • Carson Graham families, students and Carson Graham Family of Schools for attending
  • Jesse Miller as facilitator
  • Carson Graham students who led a panel in front of a large audience and voiced their opinion.
  • Principal Ian Kennedy for supporting this event.

For further information and resources in connection to cell-phone and electronic use amongst teenagers, please take a look at the Screenagers link.

 CGPAC 2017/2018 Scholarship Awards and Criteria

Background

The PAC is all about giving back to the school community.  Hence, all of the awards are to recognize students that have contributed to the school community.  It recognizes that there are various levels of achievement and, as such, hopes that students from a broad spectrum would/could be eligible.  It also recognizes the maintenance of academic achievement.

We also want to recognize individuals who have excelled in school leadership and contribute but may not have achieved a high academic record for any number of reasons.

 These awards are intended to support post-secondary education and therefore are only payable upon proof of registration at a post-secondary institution.  The recipient has 18 months to have the award fulfilled (covers 2 academic years), after which the award expires.

 Awards

Category 1:  5 x $1,250 STEAM Scholarship Awards

 Recipients have a demonstrable leadership and passion in supporting school-based activities while maintaining a high academic standard in one of the following:

           1.     Science – 1 award

2.     Math – 1 award

3.     Technology or Engineering (all of the various technology or engineering courses, such as foods, textiles, woodwork, etc) – 1 award

4.     Fine Arts – Visual (arts), Performance (music, dance, drama), Digital Arts, etc

      5.     Humanities – languages, history, geography, and the like

Recipients must have:

          1.     Exemplary ongoing history of School Community Service since being at Carson

2.     30+ hours of school-based service

3.     Excelled in one of the above 5 categories in which the candidate receives the award

4.     Have maintained ≥=86% overall average

 Category 2: 2 x $750 PAC School Spirit Scholarship Awards

 A non-academic award that recognizes recipients that contributed the most to building and supporting school spirit over the course of their attendance at Carson and who have demonstrable leadership and passion: 

           1.     in supporting and contributing to school-based activities.

2.     in supporting and/or participating in school sports (e.g. could be a team manager, student coach, athlete or supporter, etc). (This is not a personal achievement award in sports – e.g. most goals, valuable player, etc).

 CGPAC 2016/2017 Scholarship Awards and Criteria.

 Background

 The PAC is all about giving back to the school community. Hence, all of the awards are to recognize students that have contributed to the school community. It recognizes that there are various levels of achievement and as such hopes that students from a broad spectrum would/could be eligible. It also recognizes the maintenance of academic achievement.

 We also want to recognize individuals that have excelled in school leadership and contribution but may not have achieved a high academic record for any number of reasons.

 These awards are intended for supporting post-secondary education and therefore are only payable upon proof of registration in a post-secondary institution. The recipient has 18 months to have the award fulfilled (covers 2 academic years), after which the award expires.

 Awards

Category 1: 4 x $750 PAC STEAM Awards

Recipients have a demonstrable leadership and passion in supporting school based activities while maintaining a high academic standard in one of the following.

     1.     Science or Math - 1 award

2.     Technology or Engineering (all of the various technology and engineering related courses - such as foods, "sewing", woodwork, etc) - 1 award

3.     Fine Arts - Visual (arts), Performance (music, dance, drama), Digital Arts, etc.

4.     Humanities - languages, history , geography and the like.

Recipient must have:

1.   Must have exemplary ongoing history of School Community Service since being at Carson

2.   30+ hours of school based service

3.   Excelled in one of the above 4 categories in which the candidate is receiving the award in.

4.   Have maintained >= 86% overall average

 

Category 2: 2 x $500 - PAC School Spirit Award – 1 each

A non-academic award that recognizes recipients that contributed the most to building and supporting school spirit over the course of their attendance at Carson and who has demonstrable leadership and passion:

1.   in supporting and contributing to school based activities.

2.   in supporting and/or participating in school sports (eg could be a team manager, student coach, athlete, or supporter, etc). (This is not a personal achievement award in sports - eg most goals, valuable player, etc)

 

 

 

 

 

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Dear PAC,

 

Thank you for your support for Carson Graham to send a delegation to the 2018 Vancouver Model United Nations Conference January 19-21. Seven students from Gr 10-12 attended the weekend of debate, model diplomacy and politics. We were among 1,400 delegates, from schools as far away as Jakarta, Indonesia. The conference had many committees.

 Model United Nations

Our delegates were involved in everything from Zimbabwe's views on nuclear disarmament in the UN Development Programme to the overhaul of the Canadian criminal justice system in the House of Commons Committee. For political junkies and argumentative teens alike, this weekend was heaven. We had a lot of fun while learning about the world of diplomacy and political process. On Sunday, our delegation walked away with three awards, including two honourable mentions and one best delegate! As Chair of the CG MUN Club, I am proud of our delegation, and thank you on their behalf. 

 

Thanks again!

Liam O

 

The Carson Graham General PAC Meeting was well attended on Wednesday, January 31st.  We were privileged to hear from Andrew Arida, the Associate Registrar & Director of Student Recruitment and Undergraduate Admissions at UBC. 

He gave an interesting presentation on The Truths and Myths of How Canadian Universities Make Admission Decisions and IB students & first year university performance - The UBC undergraduate model.

Although we cannot recreate the talk here on our website, UBC provides a very informative page on preparing one's Personal Profile which many universities are currently requiring.  There is also an excellent video on personal profiles.  

As well as the presentation, the PAC approved funding for the Counselling Department, the school Soccer Team, Tech Ed, and Music Department.  Full details of the meeting can found on the PAC Meetings Page.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 pm in the library.  Every parent/caregiver of a student at Carson Graham is a member of the PAC.  Come out to a meeting and enjoy learning about Carson Graham.


Improv logoSupport your Improv Team and come out for a laugh!

Carson Graham Improv performs with all 4 teams in a mock Canadian Improv Games style! 

 

Tickets are always free for staff members, and $5 for friends. 

 

Each group will be put through their paces as the competitive season starts in January.  Come watch the magic and risk-taking in action through the events of STORY, CHARACTER, THEME, STYLE, and LIFE.