Art Club during PLC PLC Watercolour Wednesdays. Come paint in the art room if you are all caught up on work! Room 13 with Mrs. Morrison.
Carving Club - Friday @ lunch in the Woodshop Open to all students, no experience necessary. Make woodcarving projects under the guidance of renowned carver Duran Henry. Friday lunchtimes starting September 8th in the wood shop – room 28. Bring your lunch, bring a friend, see you there! Chess Club - Monday to Friday in the LC In the Learning Commons, students can play chess or board games any lunch hour of the week. On Wednesdays, there tends to be more chess players. Also, there are opportunities to learn new board games each week from a fellow student. In this club, students learn valuable skills, such as winning and losing with grace, sportsmanship, planning and team spirit, while having fun! Monday to Friday @ lunch
Debate Club - Wednesday & Thursday @ lunch in room 43 The St. Francis Debate Club offers students the opportunity to engage in lively competitive debate using the Canadian National Debate Format. As a member of the Canadian Speech and Debate Federation, our club has access to training, workshops, and competitions with teams from across Canada and beyond. Students will be given opportunity to learn how to construct, deliver, and strategize argumentation in a disciplined manner. Topics up for debate range from the ridiculous and inconsequential to the most serious and pressing issues of our day. Join us!
Explore Program What is Explore? Explore is an intensive French-immersion program that is offered during the spring and summer. If you are interested in learning or improving French and travelling to a new part of Canada, then Explore might be the perfect program for you. Note: You do not have to have any experience or previous knowledge of French to participate in this program. Key reasons why people love to Explore · Learning French · Experiencing francophone culture and way of life · Connecting with others from across Canada and making friends · Traveling to another part of the country · Opportunities to continue learning French in a professional context with the Languages at Work program. Exploring language and culture through social and travel experiences has never been this rewarding. For some, it’s life-changing! Program Length For high school participants 16 and older, EXPLORE institutions offer summer sessions, which last between 31 and 33 days. For 13- to 15-year-olds, three-week summer sessions are available. If you have specific questions, contact Mme Hamel at email@example.com
GSA - Thursdays @ lunch The Saint Francis Gender and Sexuality Alliance Club meets every Thursday at lunch in Mr. Willoughby’s classroom, Room 20. The GSA Club creates a safe space and fun activities for students of all genders. Everyone is welcome!
Japan Trip Japan Trip 2024, had a tri-high (all three high schools participating) meeting last week. If your student is in grade 9 to 11, and would like more information about this trip to Japan during the spring of 2024, please contact Ms. LaLonde.
Longboard Club Rides Tuesdays between 3:15 - 4:30 pm and Thursdays between 12:15 - 1:00 pm.
Music The St. Francis music department has been busy this year. Students have been learning foundational music and instrument skills through performing their favorite rock music hits. While learning the fundamentals of their instrument, they are also playing with a band in a fun and positive atmosphere. After school Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
Ping-Pong Club Daily during 1st Break and Lunch , room 17 If you have been noticing the 'tick tick tock' sounds emanating from Rm. 17, it’s because there's a new table in the school! The ping pong table is open everyday to all who would like to play - during first break and lunch time. BUT.....Preference and table reservations are given to Club Members only!. Free to join and NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Come and talk to Mr. Craigen to sign up. Or, if you notice the table is free, just come in and play a game with your friends!
Robotics Club - Thursdays @ 3:30 - 5:30 pm. Robotics Club is open to any student in grade 8 - 12. The Club is preparing for the FIRST Tech Challenge in the spring. Students are tasked with designing, building, programming, and operating robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format. We hope that students will develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team. Free to join and NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Come and talk to Ms. Clarke to sign up.
Run Club - Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 3:30 (in the spring) Run Club will begin in the spring and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30ish. All levels and abilities of runners are welcome. Tuesday runs will generally be run on trails, whereas Thursdays will be on pavement and at the track, focusing on speed work. Participants will have the opportunity to race in Carmacks on May 10th, at the St.Francis Shoe Shuffle on May 16th, as well as at the Forestry Run in Haines Junction on May 23rd. Any students wishing to participate in the track & field meet are highly encouraged to join. Please email Ms. Seymour for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Fair If your student is interested in participating in the science fair this year, Science Fair Club will be hosted at FHC for all Riverdale schools. For more information, please contact Mr. Cassidy.
Skills Club - Tuesday & Wednesday @ lunch in the Shop St Francis’ Wednesday lunchtime Carpentry Skills Club is sponsored by Skills Yukon. The club’s focus is to prepare students to compete in the Carpentry event at the Yukon Skills Competition, held each year in April. Students build their own doghouses working from a set of plans all in metric. No prior experience is necessary, and anyone can join, whether you want to compete, or just want to learn some new skills and build yourself a doghouse.
Welding has been happening in the Metal Shop on Tuesday lunchtimes, and this too is in process of becoming a Skills Club sponsored by Skills Yukon.
In the new year, we hope to add a Wood Carving Skills Club on Thursday lunchtimes in partnership with the carvers at the Northern Cultural Expressions Society. Stay tuned!
Social Justice Club- Wednesday @ lunch, room 14 All grades are welcome! Be the change that you want to see in the world! The SJ Club advocates for causes important to students, fundraises, brings in guest speakers and puts up informational displays to get all students informed about important issues in our community, country and world! For more information, see Ms. Hamel or Ms. Clarke
Student Government - Wednesday @ lunch, room 11 The purpose of the St. Francis Student Government is to involve students in school affairs. With the help of staff, students learn to make responsible decisions within a democratic framework. The focus is on building community, positive relationships and school spirit. Twelve energetic student leaders were elected this year to represent the student body, and implement the most incredible student led activities. This inclusive group welcomes participation from students year round. So far this year, Student Government has: · addressed concerns brought forward by students regarding the school washrooms; · begun to create new common areas where students can gather in the school; · planned a pep rally to celebrate the volleyball season · prepared themes for the Spirit Week before Christmas; · organized a Junior Christmas Dance (which was a huge success!) Upcoming ideas include: · implementing a suggestion box for students to more easily voice their concerns and ideas; · organizing a Senior dance for St. Valentine’s Day. Stay tuned for loads more school spirit events in the coming months!
Student Tutoring All St. Francis students can receive tutoring from other students for assistance in course work, assignments or organizational skills. The students requesting tutors are self-identified, or identified by their parents or teachers. To receive tutoring the student simply needs to fill in an application in the Skills Room (Room 3).
Workout Club Workout Club meets every Monday and Wednesday at Lunch for students in grade 9 to 12. If your student is a fitness enthusiast, is looking for some time to work out independently or with friends, and would like to meet their personal fitness goals, encourage them to come workout in the fitness room! See Mrs. Morrison for more information.