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PURSUE YOUR PASSION YOUR PASSION<p>PURSUE YOUR PASSION – A CANNABIS EDUCATION EXPERIENCE</p><p>The Government of Canada's Pursue Your Passion tour is an interactive student based event taking place at OSS on Mon Feb 11 & Tues Feb 12 in all periods and at lunch.<br></p><p>It has been identified that regular cannabis use, especially in youth and young adults, can impact their brain functioning, which could make it harder for them to achieve their goals. By encouraging participation in engaging experiences that tap into sport, art, and the virtual world we hope to spark a future passion and educate about the facts of cannabis use. </p><p>The interactive experiences will encourage students to understand the value of; <strong>thinking</strong>, <strong>planning</strong>, <strong>movement</strong>, <strong>coordination, decision making</strong>, and <strong>emotions</strong> and how these could be affected through the use of cannabis. </p><p>For more information on the tour and it's innovative and engaging approach to cannabis awareness go to;<br></p><p><a href=""></a><br></p><p>​</p>
News for Potential Graduates for Potential Graduates<p>​An assembly for all grade 12 students was held on January 10th.  At that assembly, students were informed about Commencement (the graduation ceremony), Grad Gown ordering and payment, as well as deadlines for Community Involvement Hour submission and scholarships, including the OSS Grad Profile.</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/guidance/commencement">OSS Commencement page</a> or the <a href="/guidance/grade-12-important-info">Grade 12 Important Information page</a> to see the Commencement Handout, as well information about <span style="color:#ff6600;"><strong>Grad Photo retakes</strong></span> and other important dates.</p><p>Grad Gown order forms and sizing sheets are available in Guidance.</p><p>And grade 12 students:  don't forget to check your school email account on a regular basis for important information.<br></p>
Grad Photo Retakes Photo Retakes<p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"comic sans ms", serif, "emojifont";">Edge Imaging will be returning OSS to do Grad Photo retakes on <strong><span style="color:#c00000;">Tuesday, February 26, 2019</span></strong>.  Book your portrait session at <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"></a>.  Use the school code ORI</span></p><p class="x_MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"comic sans ms", serif, "emojifont";">Only potential graduates should book a Grad Photo session!</span></p>
Morning Announcements for February 20, 2019 Announcements for February 20, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">In boy’s hockey playoff action yesterday, your nighthawks defeated Bradford by a score of 4 - 1. A great defensive effort lead the boys to many offensive opportunities.  Next up is Collingwood on Thursday. Wish the boys good luck. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Congratulations to the Senior Boys Basketball team who are moving on to SCAA finals after a 65-48 victory over Innisdale.  Lock down defense in the second half was the difference in the game.  Next action is tomorrow vs Nantyr Shores, 3:30 here at OSS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball Team on their Semi-Final victory over the Bear Creek Kodiaks yesterday.   Despite a very short bench, the girls managed to play very good defense and pull off the 3 games to zero win.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Next action for the team is this Thursday at Eastview for the SCAA Championship.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">There will be a model UN meeting today at lunch in Room 337 </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Just a reminder that tonight is the Juno Beach fundraiser at Boston pizza from 5-7pm. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Any Juno student who has not returned their ticket envelope is to see Mrs. Young in Room 337 today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:150%;font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">could any available link crew leaders please make their way to the front foyer following these morning announcements, that’s all available link crew leaders to the foyer after these announcements.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Senior Concert Band members are reminded of the altered rehearsal time today due to our workshops.  Locations for instrument groupings are posted in google classroom</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Senior Stage Band also has guests in working with you today - regular time for rehearsal.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Intermediate Stage Band meets regular time.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">FINAL TRIP PAYMENTS for Memphis & New Orleans is DUE today - as is the rooming assignments </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Thanks for a great Intermediate Concert Band Rehearsal last night!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">OSS, do you know what’s happening a week from today? The OSS Pancake Breakfast! All you need to do to attend is give a minimum 3$ donation. The best part, even better than the pancakes, is that ALL proceeds go to the Orillia Youth Centre! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:10pt;">ATTENTION ALL GRADE 9s</span></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">This Friday, after school, your Link Crew leaders will be running an awesome event to kick off Semester 2. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">All grade 9s are welcome and encouraged to come hang out and have some fun. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">This Game’s Night will run from 2:30-5:00! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">We are looking forward to seeing you!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Just a reminder that there is a Link Crew Meeting in in Room 335 TODAY at lunch to prepare for Friday’s Event.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">That’s today, at lunch in Mr. Greven’s room.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">See you there!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The junior girl’s volleyball team ended their season yesterday with a strong showing and some good energy against undefeated Eastview. The team improved steadily throughout the year, and will be a force to be reckoned with next year.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Trillium Manor is holding a <strong><span style="color:#4472c4;">Youth Career Information Day</span></strong><span style="color:#4472c4;"> </span>on <strong><span style="color:#c00000;">Tuesday, March 12, 2019</span></strong>.  Check your school emails or visit Guidance for more information.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;">Would those individuals who previously spoke with Mrs. Prentice about the position of Student Trustee please come to the Guidance boardroom at the start of lunch today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Little Caesars Pizza Kits arrive TODAY!! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Please come down to the dance studio at the end of the day TODAY to pick up your pizza kits </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Thanks for your support of the dance team.</span></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for February 19, 2019 Announcements for February 19, 2019 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Mark your calendar for this WEDNESDAY and come out to Boston Pizza to support the Juno Beach Fundraiser from 5pm-8pm.  See Mrs. Young for more details.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Intermediate concert band meets today (Tuesday) at 7pm.<span>  </span>Just a reminder that we cannot guarantee locker access to bring all of your stuff </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Intermediate sax ensemble meets today at 11 am </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Reminder to senior concert band of the musical guests for our rehearsal on Wednesday - take note of start time and location for some instruments - posted on goggle classroom </p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There is a SAC meeting today not in our usual spot, we will meet downstairs by the health room</span></p><p><em><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Calling all singers:  If you are interested in being part of an O.S.S. choir</span></em><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> <em>please see Mrs. Ruttan at the beginning of lunch <strong>today</strong> in room 108 to sign up.  That's room 108 at lunch.  If singing in a choir just might be your thing, be there!</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Nordic ski team competed at the GB championships at Highland Nordic in Duntroon on Friday in a bid to qualify for OFSAA. The skiers battled windy and icy conditions throughout the day and put in some great performances. Both the senior boys and girl’s teams qualified along with 3 junior girls. In all 12 skiers will be competing at OFSAA, the highest number of qualifying skiers yet for OSS.  Notable individual performances include Audrey Rieckenberg and Olivia Karn who finished 3rd and 10th respectively in the junior girl’s high school category, and Jeremy Langner who finished 10th in the senior boy’s high school category. Congratulations Nighthawks and good luck at OFSAA next week.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Could Mandy Wilson, Emily Ingersoll-McNeely, Peyton Nie, Anna Ayers, Olivia Hunter, and Jillian Walker please see Miss Helmerichs sometime today to pick up permission slips for Friday's Relay U trip.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">The Envirothon team will be meeting today afterschool in room 303.  Please see Ms. Stephens if you are unable to attend.</p><p class="MsoNormal">This is a reminder to all Construction S.H.S.M. students that the mandatory trip to the woodworking show is this Friday.  Please bring in your form in ASAP.  Please see Mr. Bolen if you have any question.</p><p class="MsoNormal">ATTENTION ALL GRADE NINES!</p><p class="MsoNormal">Join your Link Crew Leaders after school for a Games event here at OSS on Friday!</p><p class="MsoNormal">Starting at 2:30 join your friends and play games and participate in different activities until 5:00!</p><p class="MsoNormal">See you on Friday!<span style="font-size:17pt;line-height:107%;"><br></span></p>
Morning Annoucements for February 15, 2019 Annoucements for February 15, 2019 <p><span style="font-family:"cambria",serif;color:black;">Can all volleyball players (Boys and Girls - Junior and Senior) come to a meeting in room 303 on Friday at the start of Lunch with Ms. Knight?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Last night the Senior Boys Basketball team demonstrated some poise and character in a 62-47 win over Eastview in SCAA quarter final action.  Ryan Heim, Caleb Clark and Matt Mercer led the way.  Next action is Tuesday vs Innisdale here at OSS.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Attention grads!</p><p class="MsoNormal">Grad retakes are Tuesday February 26, 2019.   This is the last opportunity to have your grad photo taken. Book now at <a href=""></a>. Our school code is ORI</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12pt;">Even if you do not wish to purchase your grad photos please book a free appointment in order to appear in the yearbook. </p><p class="MsoNormal">The photographer will also be available in the afternoon for students who have not had their photo taken for a student i.d. card.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Your boy’s hockey team was in SCAA league action yesterday against Barrie North. The boys finished their regular season with a 4 -4 tie. Special shout out to Noah Mountain who popped in 2 goals and had an assist. Wish the boys good luck in their first game of the playoffs on Tuesday in Bradford.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">OSS Curling Teams played yesterday in Midland.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Girls used strategies and team work, but came up short with a score of 9 -7.  Congratulations on a great season. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Boys won with an excellent start and a final score of 12 - 1. All the best for your next game.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Senior Stage Band meets today at 11am</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>FINAL Trip payments for MEMPHIS/New Orleans trip is DUE on WEDNESDAY — please ensure you have picked up the payment sheet in advance.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Congrats to the Jr. Boys on a great season. They fell short to the first place Innisdale team last night but showed huge improvements throughout the season.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;">Do you love camping, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing and all things outdoors? Do you want to be active and enjoy nature and the wilderness? How does a spring trip to the Haliburton Forest sound? Come to Room 346 at the start of lunch next THURSAY, February 21<sup>st</sup>, for the Outdoor Adventure Club!  See Ms. Siecker if you have questions. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Enviro-action will meet today at lunch in the library. </p><p class="MsoNormal">Check out our new Wellness Board outside of the library.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span>The first 15 people to unscramble the phrase of letters on the board will win a prize!</p><p class="MsoNormal">We are also starting a Be Kind to One Another Challenge.<span>  </span>All students and teachers can nominate a student they noticed being kind to another person and every month, one nomination will be chosen to win a prize!<span>  </span>Check this out on the Wellness Board outside of the library!<br></p>
Morning Announcements for February 14, 2019 Announcements for February 14, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Dance team meets today (Thursday at lunch) and Tuesday/Friday next week (at lunch) in the dance studio.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Also reminder pizza orders are being delivered Wednesday - these are frozen products and must be picked up on the 20th. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">On Monday of this week your OSS Nighthawk Sr. Girls Volleyball Team were victorious in winning their quarter final match against the “Co-Nocturnal” Collingwood Collegiate Fighting Owls.  That victory puts the team in the Semi Final match on Tuesday of next week, at Bear Creek Secondary School in Barrie.<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Good Luck Nighthawks!!!</p><p class="MsoNormal">Are you interested in being a candidate for next year’s Student Trustee position? Please see Mrs. Prentice at 11:45 in room 229 for a brief meeting and to collect required documentation.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Boys AND Girls Curling Teams are reminded of their playoff games today at 3 in Midland.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">All players are to leave class promptly at 1:30. Let’s go Nighthawks! </span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Senior stage band </p><p class="MsoPlainText">- make up rehearsal Friday at 11 a.m. thank you in advance for altering your schedules to make up for snow days </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Senior concert band </p><p class="MsoPlainText">- check google classroom for update for next weeks’ rehearsal with pro and semi-pro musicians </p><p class="MsoPlainText">- practice practice practice — it’s the only way to make progress </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Memphis/New Orleans bound students - final payments due next Wednesday - please pickup your payment sheet </p><p class="MsoPlainText">- sign up for your rolling list by Friday - posted on google classroom </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Intermediate Concert band students</p><p class="MsoPlainText">Thanks for a great time at Geneva Park - please make sure you continue to practice </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Sax ensemble meets tomorrow morning </p><p class="MsoPlainText"><span>To those members of the OSS family who took the time to help make valentine’s special for everyone: Thank You! Mrs. Prentice could not have gotten the job done without you! You are truly an amazing and kindhearted group who care in so many ways!! Thank you!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a practice after school on Thursday for the junior girls’ volleyball team.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Could all of the Music arts and entertainment SHSM students please come to room 110 at the beginning of lunch today –Mrs. Matthie needs to let you know of some dates for some exciting opportunities!</p><p><em><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Calling all singers!  If you like to sing and would like to be part of a choir, please see Mrs. Ruttan in room 108 at the beginning of lunch on Tuesday, February 19.  </span></em></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Any Juno Beach student who has not signed up for a shift at Boston Pizza next week are to see Mrs. Young or Ms. Penfold sometime today.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"cambria",serif;color:black;">Can all volleyball players (Boys and Girls - Junior and Senior) come to a meeting in room 303 on Friday at the start of Lunch with Ms. Knight?</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Check out our new Wellness Board outside of the library.<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span>The first 15 people to unscramble the phrase of letters on the board will win a prize!</p><p class="MsoNormal">We are also starting a Be Kind to One Another Challenge.<span>  </span>All students and teachers can nominate a student they noticed being kind to another person and every month, one nomination will be chosen to win a prize!<span>  </span>Check this out on the Wellness Board outside of the library!<br></p>



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