TWU – preview weekend coming up (this is not the one the school is going to – but YOU can still go :)

“Grade 11 & 12 students, you are invited to TWU for a Preview Weekend November 17th-18th. TWU will be providing a shuttle to and from the Tsawwassen ferry. We look forward to hosting you! You can learn more at  For the free shuttle go to



Schulich Leader Scholarship – very prestigious! Only one from DCSS can be nominated…

Who is eligible to receive the scholarship?

Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all graduating high school or Cégep students across Canada who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at one of our partner universities.   Note that UBC, UVIC and SFU are all partnering universities.  For a list of the rest, go to:

Students must:

Demonstrate 2 of 3 selection criteria:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Outstanding community, business or entrepreneurial leadership
  3. Financial need


Be entrepreneurial minded, intending to pursue a career in:

  1. Technology
  2. Innovation
  3. Engineering
  4. Scientific Research (Research into questions posed by scientific theories and hypotheses)

In addition, to qualify Nominees must:

  1. Graduate high school or Cegep in 2017/2018 academic year
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  3. Enroll at one of our partner universities

We are NOT looking for students pursuing careers in:

  1. Medicine (Practicing Physician)
  2. Medical Research (Research conducted to aid and support the development of knowledge in the field of medicine)

What are the 2018 application deadlines/important dates?

  1. February 1, 2018 – Deadline for school to submit a Nominee
  2. February 22, 2018 – Deadline for Nominee to submit Schulich Leader scholarship application
  3. June 15, 2018 – Scholarship winners finalized


UBC Deadline for MAJOR Scholarships – Dec 1

If you are applying to go to UBC in the fall, MAKE SURE YOU APPLY BEFORE DEC 1.  That is the deadline for major entrance scholarships…


Songs to argue over….

Walk up

  • Treat me like Somebody – Tink:
  • Taxi Cab – Twenty One Pilots:
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran:

Walk out

  • Shooting Star – Bag Raiders:
  • Johnny Boy – Twenty One Pilots:

GRAD 2017 – important dates!


June 2             – Grad fee due ($100)

June 9             – Banquet money due – this is for 5 tickets – we will let you know if you                              are able to get more the following week

June 12           – Senior Walk at Elementary, block 4

June 26           – Grad Rehearsal (6:30 – 7:30/8:00) and Decorating

June 27           – Ceremony – please be at the Christian Reformed Church by 1:45?  Time                             still TBD

– Ceremony actually begins at 3:00

DCSS Scholarships – Deadline – Friday June 16

DCSS has  4 scholarships specifically available for DCSS students.

Deadline:  FRIDAY JUNE 16

Value of each award:   $500

For more information on the scholarships/bursaries and for the application form please see  Duncan Christian Scholarship Program

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Please see attached information!  Deadline is Monday.  If you can bring me your filled out application form and your hand-written letter on Monday, I will email them to the appropriate contact.

Catalyst Paper Scholarship 2017


Joe Groenendijk Bursary – DCSS students only! $250

Deadline is May 15, 2017

Application form and contact information:  Joe Groenendijk award

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