Welcome to Virden Collegiate Institute
“Modeling respect, learning and responsibility to motivate students to become productive, caring citizens.”
VCI Weather Station
Recently, a new weather station was installed at the school. High and low temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind speed and atmospheric pressure are all available in real-time using the link below. Wind chill values are also provided. This station will provide actual Virden weather conditions, unlike websites where values are listed for Virden but based upon stations collecting data in other nearby communities.
A permanent link to the VCI weather station can be found at the “Student/Parent Links” tab on the VCI webpage.
Please note: School closure decisions for the Fort la Bosse school division are based on the Fort a Bosse weather station and not the station located at VCI.
As the weather turns and we flip that calendar to a new month, things at Virden Collegiate continue to fly by as well. Our keychain fundraiser is wrapping up with sales exceeding the $20,000.00 mark. A huge thanks to everyone who supported the sales, our profits will be shared to a number of different groups and teams throughout our school. As well, a huge thanks going out to Mr. Biccum for all of his work in making our new Digital Sign a reality – it looks awesome!!!
Our sports teams continue to improve and impress as the they move through the season. (Football, Girls Soccer, JV and Varsity Volleyball teams) A huge thanks going out to the coaches / mangers of these teams – your effort is appreciated!!
We look forward to meeting with the Grade 12′s this month – beginning the planning process for Grad 2015 – which will take place on Wednesday, June 24th at the Tundra Oil and Gas Place. As well, hope to support their planning of life after VCI wherever that may take them.
As for BYOD – we continue to work through the wrinkles in this first year of implementation, we think our wireless is getting close to the point of being able to handle all of the need, and are excited to get our hands on some new devices order by Fort La Bosse to make the process more engaging for everyone!!
As always any questions or concerns please let me know!!
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About Virden Collegiate Institute
Virden Collegiate Institute is a school of approximately 330 students. The school is proud to provide a wide variety of programming in the performing arts, visual arts, physical education, sciences, mathematics, language arts, French, power mechanics, industrial arts, business education, home economics, technology and social studies. Alternative education classes and evening mature student classes are offered on campus. Students are provided in-house support services such as public health nurses, student support workers, career counselors, guidance counselors, First Nation liaison workers and mental health workers.
School Day Schedule 2013/2014
|8:48||Morning Alert Bell|
|8:50 – 9:55||Period 1|
|9:55 – 10:05||Break|
|10:05 – 11:10||Period 2|
|11:12 – 12:17||Period 3|
|12:17 – 1:15||Noon Break (Period 4)|
|1:15 – 2:20||Period 5|
|2:20 – 2:30||Break|
|2:30 – 3:35||Period 6|
Diplomas Offered at V.C.I.
High School: Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of the High School Program graduate with a High School Diploma.
Technology Education: Students who successfully complete 30 credits while also fulfilling the requirements of a Technology Education Program (Power Mechanics or Business) graduate with a Technology Education Diploma.
Special Achievement: Fort La Bosse School Division Special Achievement Diplomas are awarded to students who successfully fulfill the requirements of the High School and/or Technology Education Programs and complete more than the minimum number of credits for graduation. Two categories are:
(1) Silver – 32 credits
(2) Gold – 34 credits or more
Dual Diploma: Students who successfully complete the requirements of BOTH the High School and Technology Education Programs will receive both diplomas.