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Morning Announcements for January 18, 2018 Announcements for January 18, 2018 <p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">From the music department:</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Thank you to all music students who took park in last night's grade 8 night. Your help was truly appreciated.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Students going on the Montreal/Quebec City trip are asked to see Mrs. Matthie regarding insurance.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Geneva Park forms are due from Intermediate Band students today. Please see a music teacher if there is a problem.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Starting the first Thursday of second semester there will be an after school string program offered at a reasonable cost to music students. Instruments are supplied. Pick up an information form in the music room today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Today is the Final day!</p><p class="MsoNormal">Cocoa and Cram will be taking place this afternoon starting at 2:30 and will run until 4:00 for all Grade 9 students who would like some support for exam preparation.</p><p class="MsoNormal">We will be meeting in the library.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Link Crew and some teachers will be there to help out!</p><p>See you after school.<span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> <br></span></p>
Going on Vacation? on Vacation?<p>​If your student will be absent from school or on a vacation for a period of five days or more, please complete an Application for Temporary Absence from School form.  These forms are available in the main office and must be completed by the teachers, signed by a parent (if under 18) and returned to the main office to be signed by Administration.<br></p>
75th Anniversary of D-Day Anniversary of D-Day <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Do you want to travel to Italy to walk in the footsteps of Canadian soldiers who fought at the Battle of Ortona, walk the streets of Paris exploring a new language and culture, or stand as a proud Canadian at Juno Beach for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.   OSS will be embarking on another European historical adventure in order to take part in this monumental milestone in our history.  Students will have the opportunity to travel to Rome, Ortona, Florence, Paris and the beaches of Normandy.  The 10 day trip will take place from May 29-June 7, 2019.  Please come to our information session on <strong>WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6th at 7:00pm at the OSS LIBRARY</strong>.    For more information please contact Leanne Young at <a href=""></a></span></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for January 17, 2018 Announcements for January 17, 2018 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There is a rehearsal for "Birds of a Feather" Drama festival - script read through Wednesday at lunch in the drama room </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Everyone is welcome. </span></p><p><span>Any girls hockey players interested in a March tournament please see Mr Wylie in room 342 for 2 minutes or less at the beginning of lunch today. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Is exam season getting you down?  Do you need something to brighten your mood? Worry no more, because a week from today on Wednesday, January 24th, its PJ Day.  Stay comfy as you finish up your final study notes before your first exam, plus go to the caf for free hot chocolate with extra marshmallows.  That's next week on Wednesday OSS, so get excited because what could a better way to end off moratorium than pjs and hocho?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The nordic ski team had another great performance yesterday on a challenging course in Midland.  Skiers battled steep hills and cold temperatures. Top performances were put it by Audrey R. who won the junior girls high school race.  Way to go Audrey!  In the same race Isabela F. and Olivia K. finished 8th and 9th respectively. Jessica Winchester finished 8th in the senior girls high school category. In the senior boys high school category Jared Merkley finished 2nd while Cameron E. and Evan T. finished 7th and 9th respectively.  Congratulations everyone.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;">This is an important reminder for all university-bound grade 12 students:  today, January 17<sup>th</sup>, is the deadline to apply to Ontario universities via the OUAC website.  If you wish to be considered for a university program next year, you must submit your online application (including payment) before midnight.  As long as your application has been submitted by the deadline, there is a small window of time to make changes.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;">If you have any questions or concerns, please see Mrs. Hollinger or Mrs. Gagnon in Guidance.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">From the music department:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Rehearsals today run as usual with intermediate stage band at 2:30, senior stage band at 5:30 and senior concert band at 7. Music students helping out tonight with grade 8 night are asked to be here at 5:45.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Intermediate concert band does not meet tomorrow at lunch due to the start of moratorium BUT forms are due for Geneva Park. Please bring them in today or tomorrow.   <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for January 16, 2018 Announcements for January 16, 2018 <p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span style="color:black;">The City of Orillia is holding a Job Fair on </span><strong><span style="color:#c00000;">Wednesday, January 17</span></strong><span style="color:#c00000;"> </span><span style="color:black;">from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rotary Place.</span></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">Find out what positions will be available at the new Orillia Recreation Facility and learn about the qualifications and skills required for a variety of positions across the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">Also, Ste. Marie Among the Hurons and Discovery Harbour are looking for summer employees.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">Information about these job opportunities is posted in the Guidance Office.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;">Today is the day!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;">Cocoa and Cram will be taking place this afternoon starting at 2:30 and will run until 4:00 for all Grade 9 students who would like some support for exam preparation.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;">We will be meeting in the library.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="line-height:107%;">If you can’t make it today, don’t worry, Link Crew and some teachers will be here on Thursday as well!  See you after school.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">Last night the Senior Boys Basketball team pulled out a 15-point victory over rival Collingwood.  The win puts OSS alone in first place with an undefeated 6-0 record in league.  Next action is Wednesday, 3:30 at OSS vs Banting.</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">The Jr Boys Basketball team took on Collingwood in league play last night. The boys did a great job adjusting to the zone and were able to win the fourth quarter and close Collingwood's lead to just 12 by the end of the game. The players are reminded that Blackball is rescheduled for Feb 2-3 and to study hard for their exams. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">This is a reminder to all Improv Team members who are performing at Arts Night tonight that we will be meeting in the drama room at 5:30. Remember to wear your team shirts or jerseys!</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">From the music department:</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">Thank you to all the students and staff who attended the Boston Pizza fundraiser last night. We appreciate the support and hope you enjoyed a great meal. Also, special thanks to the students who performed at Boston Pizza. We had many positive remarks about your playing and it added much to the atmosphere of the evening!</span></p><p><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="color:black;">Tonight is Arts Night at OSS. Come check out what is happening in visual arts, drama, dance and music this semester. Everyone is welcome to attend anytime between 6 and 8. Intermediate stage at 2:30, Senior stage at 5:30 and Senior concert band at 7. Would senior stage please arrive around 5:15 to help move equipment to the cafetorium.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-5 ms-rteFontSize-2">Intermediate band will not meet Thursday at lunch as it is the start of Moratorium BUT, forms and first payment are due Thursday for Geneva Park. All 9's and 10's in Intermediate concert band are welcome to take part in this but we must have forms and money in on Thursday this week. Please see a music teacher if this is a challenge.</span><br></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"> </p>
Morning Announcements for January 15, 2018 Announcements for January 15, 2018 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">From the music department:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">A reminder to all music students that tonight is the Boston Pizza fundraiser. Please ensure people are coming and phoning in to book a reservation which has been requested. If that isn't possible, still have them come!  The timeline is anywhere between 5 and 8 p.m.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Small ensemble performances at Boston Pizza will be discussed in classes.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Geneva Park first payments are due this Thursday. Please get them in on time so that bookings can be made.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Arts Night takes place tomorrow night from 6-7:30. Ensembles performing will be discussed in classes today.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Wednesday rehearsals will carry on as usual this week.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>There will be a dance team rehearsal today at lunch for anyone performing in tomorrow’s Arts Night</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Jr Boys Basketball play at 4:45 today against Collingwood. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">The Nordic ski team competed in the Thames Valley Race at Duntroon Highlands last Thursday.  The skiers faced tough conditions on a tough track and everyone should be proud of their accomplishments!<br> It took a 12b return and a disqualification but Jared M. finally earned his first Nordic win, finishing first in the Senior Boys Race! Way to go Jared.<br> Maeve C. and Audrey R. both had excellent races, finishing 2nd and 4th respectively in the Junior Girls race, and leading the Junior Girls to a 2nd place team finish. The top 4 racers also included Isabela F. and Olivia K.  Next race is tomorrow in Midland.  All members of the nordic team are asked to come to a brief but important meeting today at the start of lunch in room 305. See Mr. Shami if you can't make it.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">After a disappointing start to the weekend that saw the 73rd Annual Blackball Tournament postponed until February 2nd and 3rd the Senior Boys Basketball team still managed to come away with 2 impressive wins vs St Peter's and Huntsville.  The games were needed in preparation for tonight's clash with rival and also undefeated Collingwood.  Game time is 3:30 here at OSS.</span> <br></p>
Morning Announcements for January 11, 2018 Announcements for January 11, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal">Hey OSS- today is Wellness Wednesday on a Thursday! Come join Mrs. Montgomery in room 227 at lunch to create a Vision Board. All supplies will be provided- the fun starts at 11:00. Feel free to bring your lunch! </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Coco and Cram!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Attention all grade 9’s!</span></span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Next Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:00 you are invited to stay after school to help prepare for the upcoming evaluations.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">There will be some teachers available to help answer questions and there will be Link Crew Leaders and senior students to help with study notes and preparing for exams.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">And there will be hot chocolate!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">See you then!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Girls - Free feel to improvise - you know the message we want to get across.</span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">And now a message from Eco-schools:</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Megan -</span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> Hey Haley, I grabbed you a Timmie's on my way in today.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Haley - </span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Oh pass that over, you are my new BFF.   I need some caffeine after being up all night working through Ms. Stephens biology homework!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Megan -  </span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Wait - not so fast.  First you have to promise you'll recycle properly.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Haley - </span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Let me guess - lid goes in the blue bin, and the cup goes in the garbage at our school.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Megan -</span></strong><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> Got it in one girl - how did you get so smart?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Please remember to separate your Tim Horton Cup and Lids properly:)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The junior boys basketball team played first place Bear Creek Tuesday and demonstrated some great teamwork and sportsmanship against a very tough Bear Creek team. Wednesday they hosted Gravenhurst and were able to recover Gravenhurst's quick lead. <span> </span>Awesome defence in the second quarter kept Gravenhurst to only 5 points that quarter. They were able to demonstrate high energy and easily crushed the full court press. Great job boys. Next action is 10am Friday at our Blackball tournament.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Last night the Senior Boys Basketball team continued their winning ways moving to 18-3 on their season with a convincing 96-30 win over Gravenhurst.<span>  </span>Ball movement and defensive focus were keys to the victory.<span>  </span>Next action is tomorrow at 2:30 in the opening round of Blackball.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"><br></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">We will be having our last meeting before Moratorium begins next week.  Please come to room 221 at the start of lunch. We will be planning our 'Coldest Night Walk' and plans for next semester!</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText"> </p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Next Monday night the music department is holding a fundraiser at Boston Pizza. Come support us by having dinner between 5 and 8 p.m. Please book a reservation through Boston Pizza and tell them it is for the OSS Music Department.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Intermediate concert band meets today at lunch and students can pick up the Geneva Park information today as well.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Arts Night, featuring the work and sounds of Drama, Visual Arts, Dance and Music, will take place next Tuesday night, January 16 at 6 p.m. Come and check out the outstanding work of your classmates.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Last night our Junior Girls Volleyball team traveled to Eastview for our first game of 2018. They were in tough against a Wildcat team who hasn't lost a game all season. Our girls played strong but didn't have enough for the victory. Great games were had by Jamie Buck and Lauren Roote.      </span><br></p>



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