Term 1 Report Cards were distributed to students in a homeroom class on Wednesday, December 7th. Unclaimed Report Cards are available for pick up in the office beginning on Thursday, December 8th.
The Grad Committee has a few fundraisers coming up. Below are a list of all upcoming grad activities.
The Entrepreneurship and Marketing Management 12 class at Burnaby Mountain is taking part in an exciting new program. Starting this year, students in this course will be taking part in the Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad program, (YELL)http://weyell.org/ YELL is a program developed to be an accelerator for students to gain knowledge of all areas of business and entrepreneurship. Students will work through components of a business model while several guest speakers visit our classroom. We will take part in field experiences to support our curriculum, and later this year, students will work in venture groups to develop an innovative, revenue generating, community based business venture – with the mentorship of an entrepreneur from our community. This creative thinking business process will culminate in a venture challenge against YELL teams from other school districts in May.
We have recently been visited by two groups of guest speaker panels. Rattan Bagga, the Co-Founder of YELL, General Manager of Jiva Organics and CEO of New World Foods, spoke to the class about the fundamentals of business leadership, remaining innovative in the organic and natural foods market, and the inception and vision of the YELL program. The discussion was moderated by David Cameron, the Executive Director of YELL Canada. Our second panel of guests was comprised of Dr. Sarah Lubik, the Director of Entrepreneurship for Simon Fraser University, Yash Pachchigar of VAMO Hockey Wearable (www.vamotech.com) and Julius Michael of Orello Hearing Technologies (www.orellohearing.com). Hearing Mr. Pachchigar and Mr. Michael speak about their experience with Dr. Lubik and the SFU Innovates and SFU Venture Connection team both inspired us and taught us the realities of building your own business. We are extremely appreciative of these entrepreneurs spending their time mentoring us, and look forward to using their experiences to develop our own ventures.
On October 20th at 10:20 AM., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. At Burnaby Mountain Secondary School we have registered to be part of the 2016 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Participating in this event is a way for our school community to learn how to be more prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes. In addition to participating in this drill at school, we hope that you will use some of the resources found in the links below to help educate and inform you about earthquake preparedness at home and that you will make a plan with your family about what to do in the event of a natural disaster such as a serious earthquake.
Great BC Shakeout website
Fault Lines – A CBC Radio Podcast and Website about what might happen if a catastrophic earthquake hit Canada’s West Coast. In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself, your family, and your neighbours.