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Morning Announcements September 19, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/181Morning Announcements September 19, 2017 <p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Attention to all boy’s interested in playing intermural ice hockey please sign the list outside room 212 the woodworking room.  Intramural’s will consist of 10-15 games with 2-4 teams.  All games will take place on Thursdays at rotary place.  There are going to be a limited amount of spots so please sign the list ASAP.  Intermural ice hockey is open to all grade as this is non-contact.  Please see Mr. Bolen in room 212 with any questions.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Are you a creative, team player who enjoys performing? Do you love sharing a laugh with an awesome group of people? If so, come out to today's info meeting for Improv Team! All are welcome- no experience necessary. The meeting will take place today at the start of lunch in room 112. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Could the following students please see Ms. Weidmark in room 309 at the beginning of lunch:</p><p class="MsoNormal">A. Walker</p><p class="MsoNormal">S. Greco</p><p class="MsoNormal">C. Earl</p><p class="MsoNormal">E. Black</p><p class="MsoNormal">T. Davidson</p><p class="MsoNormal">P. Goddard</p><p class="MsoNormal">T. Hillson</p><p class="MsoNormal">N. Goodall</p><p class="MsoNormal">B. Holt</p><p class="MsoNormal">E. Serra </p><p class="MsoNormal">M. Hillson</p><p class="MsoNormal">J. Langner</p><p class="MsoNormal">Congratulations to all those grade nine students who attended the Students Council interviews Friday and today. We have made some difficult decisions. Mrs. Prentice and Mr. Jackson would like to see all these individuals personally.<span>  </span>Meeting today at lunch in room 230.</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal">S. Armstrong</p><p class="MsoNormal">T. Ashby</p><p class="MsoNormal">C. Bard</p><p class="MsoNormal">S. Chowdhury</p><p class="MsoNormal">K. Fitz</p><p class="MsoNormal">P. Hannan</p><p class="MsoNormal">C. Pallopson</p><p class="MsoNormal">H. Sisson</p><p class="MsoNormal">M. Sawatsky</p><p class="MsoNormal">M. Taher</p><p class="MsoNormal">S. West</p><p class="MsoNormal">All other individuals may come and speak with Mrs. Prentice about additional opportunities on Students’ Council.</p><p class="MsoNormal">International Club will NOT meet today as originally planned.  Let’s meet <span style="text-decoration:underline;">tomorrow</span> in Room 229 to complete our trifold for Thursday’s Sports and Clubs Fair!</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Hey OSS,</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Come out to our first Me to We meeting of the year in room 221 at the start of lunch tomorrow (Wednesday).</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Senior concert band meets tomorrow at lunch. Please be ready for an 11:00 a.m. start. All music students, grade 10-12, are welcome, including all those from second semester!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Intermediate stage band meets after school tomorrow.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Meat order forms are due this Thursday. Anyone who hasn't picked up a form, there are still a couple of days left!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Students going on the field trip to Coldwater this Friday are asked to please get your permission forms in tomorrow at the latest.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Don't forget to sign up for the fishing club today at lunch. A table and sign up form will be set up outside the library this week. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">On Wednesday of this week a representative from Laurentian University will be here at 8:15 a.m. and a representative from Algonquin College will be here at lunch time.  If you wish to attend the Laurentian University presentation, you must sign up in Guidance!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">And grade 12’s, please note that a calendar of liaison visits was sent to your school email accounts on Friday and one has also been posted on the College and the University pages of the Guidance section of the school website.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Gagnon or Mrs. Hollinger.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Starting on Friday, and running through the weekend, the Ontario Universities’ Fair is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  It runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1" style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Meet representatives from all 21 Ontario universities at one time and receive information about Campus Tours and Open Houses, Scholarships and Awards, Athletics and University News!!         </span><br></p>
2017-18 Timetableshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/1702017-18 Timetables<p>​​</p><p align="center" class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><strong><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;">2017-18 Timetables will be available for viewing via the <a href="https://ps.scdsb.on.ca/public/" target="_blank">Student Portal</a> in late August.<br></span></strong></p><p align="center" class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span><span><em><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;">Requests for changes to existing timetables will be considered when we return to OSS the first week of September: Thursday 7<sup>th</sup> – 14<sup>th</sup> with all revisions wrapped up by Friday, September 15<sup>th</sup>. <br></span></em></span></span></p><p align="center" class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span><span><em><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"></span></em></span></span>_____________________________________________________________________________</p><p align="center" class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#ff0000;"></span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-1" style="font-size:14pt;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteFontFace-1" style="color:#ff0000;">On the Student Portal page, clicking the "Option Sheets" icon will take you to the Student Portal log-in screen or follow the link provided above!</span></span><br><strong><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"></span></strong><strong><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"></span></strong></p><p align="center" class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"></span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"></span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"> <img alt="Student Portal (4).jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Student%20Portal%20(4).jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></span> </p><p align="center" class="x_MsoNormal" style="text-align:center;"><em><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif,serif,"emojifont";font-size:14pt;"><span><span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3" style="color:#ff0000;"></span></span></span><br></span></em> </p>
Morning Announcements for September 18, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/180Morning Announcements for September 18, 2017 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">SENIOR BOYS SOCCER - </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">MANDATORY meeting with Miss. Dietrich in room 332 at the beginning of lunch - if you want to play in Wednesday's game. <br> <br> </span>A reminder to German students and their homeroom teachers that students should be excused from Period 1 TODAY at 9am in order to meet up online with their German partners.  Please go to Room 229.  </p><p class="MsoNormal">A representative from Lakehead University will be at OSS today at lunch time.  Come to the Guidance office if you wish to see the presentation.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">X Country Runners, you have a workout today after school.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Also there will be a brief but important meeting today at the start of lunch in Room #100.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Please be prompt.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Are you interested in making a difference locally, nationally and globally??? If you are please come out to the first 'Me to We' meeting this <strong>WEDNESDAY</strong> at the start of lunch in room 221 ---the family studies / tech hallway.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">It's that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing, and the salmon are running. If you would like a chance to get out salmon fishing this fall come out and join the Fishing Club. Club sign-up will be happening all this week outside the library at lunch. See you there. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Jr. Boy’s Soccer</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a meeting in room 219 at the beginning of lunch.  Make sure to be there.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">A reminder to all music students that meat sale orders are due this Thursday. If you don't have a form, there is still lots of time available.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Senior Concert band meets this Wednesday at lunch once again. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">SENIOR BOYS SOCCER - practice today on the O.S.S. field at 2:30. You MUST have your accident insurance form in BEFORE you step foot on the field. There is a practice tomorrow at 2:30 as well.</span></p>
Morning Announcements September 15, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/179Morning Announcements September 15, 2017 <p class="MsoNormal">Enviro-action will be meeting in room 303 today at lunch – that room again is 303 and we apologize for the mix up last week.  Any students interested in making your school and community a greener place should come and join us.  New members are always welcome.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Aw-neen!  Good morning!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Turtle Island Student Circle is starting back up today.  Any student who would like to meet new people in a safe place, plan fun events and connect to various Indigenous cultures or activities are welcome to come!  Meet in Room 217 at lunch today for Turtle Island Student Circle; everyone is welcome!  See you there!  Meeg-wetch!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Equity Team is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Equity Team is a group of students who are passionate about celebrating diversity in the world and promoting inclusivity in our school. Everyone is welcome. Respect lives here. </p><p class="MsoNormal">International Club will meet today at lunch in Room 229.  Let’s prepare our bulletin board, food and traditional dress for the Club and Sports Fair next week!  New members welcome!</p><p class="MsoPlainText">Just a reminder to any grade 9s who submitted their Student Council paragraph, we will be holding interviews today in room 230 at lunch. We will interview people in the order that they show up, so please be prompt as we want to get to know all of you!!<span>  </span>Thanks to everyone who is trying out, can't wait to meet you all. </p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Reminder that junior boys volleyball practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday next week at 2:30.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a quick meeting at the beginning of lunch in room 219.  Please attend!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Yesterday, the senior Girls Flag football team opened their season by defeating Bear Creek in the finals of the Marauder Bowl Tournament.  A great effort on both sides of the ball outscoring their opposition 43-8 over the course of the day. </p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be an information meeting for anyone interested in joining improv team this year. The meeting will take place next Tuesday at lunch in the drama room, that's room 112. <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements September 14, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/178Morning Announcements September 14, 2017 <p class="MsoNormal">Would any Grade 11 or 12 Boys who have expressed interest in playing golf for the OSS school team this season please see Mr. Scott at some point today to pick up their registration forms.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Bonjour!  Hola!  Hallo!  Konichiwa!  Hello from around the world!!!</p><p class="MsoNormal">OSS has a new club which aims to bring people and their cultures together.  If you are interested in sharing your culture & learning about others’ by organizing school cultural events like Day of the Dead, Oktoberfest, Chinese New Year, etc. and travelling to explore other cultures, then come to room 229 at lunch TODAY!</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">X Country Runners.  You have training today after school.  Keep bringing in those forms and meet in the usual spot. <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements September 13, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/177Morning Announcements September 13, 2017 <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Good morning OSS! Humans Understanding Gender and Sexuality (also known as HUGS) will have their first meeting <a>today</a> at lunch in room 309. HUGS is a group dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive space for LGBT plus students to talk about their lives and other topics. If you are LGBT plus or an ally to the community, HUGS is an excellent way to meet new people, and spend a lunch break. Once again we will be meeting in room 309 at lunch. Thank you!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Rehearsals start today! Senior concert band begins today at 11 a.m. Note that rehearsals for now are at lunch on Wednesdays. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">After school Intermediate stage will meet. 2:30 is the rehearsal start!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">A representative from Wilfrid Laurier will be at OSS in the Guidance office at lunchtime today!  If you are interested in hearing about this presentation, please come to Guidance at lunch!! <br></p>
Morning Announcements September 12, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/176Morning Announcements September 12, 2017 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Reminder to Sr Boys Volleyball that your last tryout is tonight (Tuesday at 2:30) in the small gym. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention senior boy’s soccer players - there is a meeting today at the beginning of lunch in room 332. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">You MUST attend. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">X Country Runners, you have a distance workout today after school.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">great weather, see you there!!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;">This is a reminder to all students that Guidance Counsellors are working through the timetable request forms; if you have not yet been called to Guidance or if you are currently on a wait list, it is important that you continue to follow your timetable and attend all your classes as currently scheduled.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;">The last day to fill out a request form is the end of the school day this Thursday, September 14<sup>th</sup> so that all changes can be complete by Friday.  Wait lists will also close at this time.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"book antiqua",serif;">The following students are asked to please stop by the Guidance office after this morning’s announcements:</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Koda Van Vlaenderen</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Sean Moriarty</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Franki Croft</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Spencer Tofts</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Kate Aigeldinger</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Nick St. Germaine</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Karlee Sherwood</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">A reminder to Jr. girls flag football to bring their forms to Mr. Greven today at the start of lunch in room 335. Also there will be a meeting for all the players on offensive at the start of lunch as well. Bring your lunches.</span></p>
Morning Announcements September 11, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/175Morning Announcements September 11, 2017 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">X Country runners, you have a workout today after school.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The door is still open to new recruits, especially you grade 9's who want to get fit!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Jr boys Football team needs you!!!!   The junior boys football team is looking for students who would like to join the Night Hawks Football team. See Mr. Box or Mr. Joy or go down to the equipment room after school to get signed up. </span></p><p>Would any boys in Grades 11 or 12 hoping to try-out for the Sr. Boys Golf team please see Mr. Scott at some point today or tomorrow.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Members of the Jr. Girls Basketball team are reminded that our first practice begins at 4:00 today.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Music department rehearsals start this week, with Senior concert band at 11 a.m. Note it is at lunch. Intermediate stage band meets after school.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Would Jeremy Langner, Noah Mann and Asha Walmsley please come to the Music room at lunch.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There will be a meeting at the beginning of lunch today, in room 219, to hand out forms and provide the practice schedule for the week.  Make sure to be there.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">There have been a lot of questions about Maverick's school schedule. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">To clarify - he is here today and then tomorrow is his rest day. He will be here every OTHER school day for the rest of the semester! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Thanks for welcoming Maverick back with open arms, OSS! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p>
Morning Annoucements September 8, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/174Morning Annoucements September 8, 2017 <p class="MsoNormal">The Enviro-Action team will be meeting in room 303 today at the beginning of lunch.  New members are always welcome and we are especially hoping to see some of our new grade nines get involved in making our school and community a greener place.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Welcome back to all music students! Our band program starts next week with Senior Concert Band at lunch on Wednesday. Note that we start the year with lunch rehearsals beginning at 11. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">All grade 10, 11 and 12 music students are asked to come to rooms 108 and 110 to get an instrument assignment and to pick up an instrument usage permission form today or Monday. Then you will be ready for rehearsals to start.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Would Ian Mihalik and David Rafuse please come to the music rooms today for a message.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The music department has begun their first fundraiser of the year. Leadbetter meat sales forms are available for pick up for all music students from both semesters. Remember, the profits benefit you for music department activities and trips. Please come and get the forms, today!</span></p>
Morning Announcements September 7, 2017http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/173Morning Announcements September 7, 2017 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Today is the day you have ALL been waiting for, and asking about - it's Maverick's first day back to school! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">For those of you who don't know Maverick, he is our very own therapy dog. He will be in the front foyer at the beginning of lunch if you would like to meet him! Welcome back, Maverick! </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Hi Nighthawks.  If you are looking to be active or train at lunchtime then listen to this.  The Fitness Centre will be open every day this semester at lunch.  Mr. Dominic hopes to see you there starting today.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Reminder of the junior and senior boy’s volleyball tryout in the gym today at 2:30. Come down to the gym and check in with Mrs. Couvrette or Miss Dance even if you are unable to stay for practice.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">All students who are enrolled in a semester 1 eLearning course are asked to please see Mrs. Gagnon in Guidance TODAY during lunch or your spare.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Although request slips for possible changes are now available in Guidance, students are reminded that you must continue to attend all classes in your printed timetable.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Request slips can be picked up during lunch and/or breaks; students are not to miss class to fill one out.</p><p class="MsoNormal">The last day for filling out a request will be next Thursday, September 14<sup>th</sup> so that all changes can be made by the deadline of September 15<sup>th</sup>.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">There will be a meeting at the beginning of lunch today to determine if there will be a team this year.  Please attend if you interested.<span>  </span>Please go to room 219 at the beginning of lunch.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Runners for X Country, you have your first workout of the season today right after school.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Please meet inside at the bottom of the stairs beside the GYM windows.  We're looking for lots of new recruits!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">The Enviroaction club will have its first meeting this Friday, tomorrow, in room 342. </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Jr. girls flag football tryouts will continue for the next 4 school days. practice tonight and tomorrow will continue at Carmichael park.</span></p>