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Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Programhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/506Aboriginal Post-Secondary Information Program<p>​<img src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/APSIP%20Logo.jpg" alt="APSIP Logo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:214px;height:204px;" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:windowtext;">Representatives from various colleges and universities in Ontario will visit OSS on <strong>Thursday, October 24th</strong> during the last period of the day. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:windowtext;">This event is uniquely tailored to represent Indigenous experiences, opportunities, and supports in the post-secondary world. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:windowtext;">Invitations to attend will be extended to all self-identified FNMI students. <br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;color:windowtext;">Please see Ms. Penfold or Mrs. Gagnon for more information. </span></p>
Take Our Kids to Work Dayhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/507Take Our Kids to Work Day<p>​</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day is the most recognized Career education event in Canada, with an estimated 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year on Take Our Kids to Work Day." src="https://www.thelearningpartnership.ca/getmedia/77ab6384-66e6-44c9-a676-f1be74b9baf3/Landing-Page_Green_2.aspx?width=400&height=361" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="width:218px;float:left;margin:5px;height:198px;" /></p><p style="text-align:left;">Take Our Kids to Work Day, taking place on<strong> Wednesday, November 6</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong>, 2019</strong>, is an annual event where students step into their future for a day and get a glimpse into the working world. The day involves students in Grade 9 spending the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer host, where they experience and learn about the world of work.</p>
Grad Photoshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/502Grad Photos<p>​Edge Imaging will be at Orillia Secondary School, <strong>Monday, November 11th</strong> to <strong>Friday, November 15th</strong>, to take Grad Photos.</p><p>Students are able to book appointments online in three simple steps:</p><p>1)  Visit <a href="https://www.edgeimaging.ca/en/book-your-grad-session/">bookmygrad.ca</a></p><p>2)  Enter in the three-letter school code:  <strong>ORI</strong></p><p>3)  Select sitting type, date and time</p><p><br></p>
Parent Teacher Interview Nighthttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/498Parent Teacher Interview Night<p>​Dear Parent(s) / Guardian (s),<br>Student Progress reports were handed out on Tuesday October 8th in home rooms. Parent-teacher interview night is Thursday Oct 17 from 5:00 to 7:30pm. Parents / guardians are now able to book appointment times in advance (it is live right now) by clicking on this link: </p><p><a href="https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?z=IIDn1K">https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code?z=IIDn1K</a></p><p><br><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">The booking code is g8cen.</strong><br></p><p>You will be asked for an email address (that is used to send your appointment schedule), your name & your student’s name(s). Following that you will need to use the drop down menu to identify your student’s subject areas (ex. Math, English, Social Science, etc.). From there you will see a short list of teachers in that subject area. You will need to know the names of your student’s teachers. Then you can select appointment times from a visual scheduler that shows all of the chosen teachers’ schedules/availabilities. It is a great tool to help you plan your evening.<br>If you cannot access the on-line option, you can have your student book times directly with their teachers or call the school to have them set up by office staff. In addition, there will be the ability to drop in to see a teacher as they will have some gaps in their bookings.<br>In addition, that evening we will have our second school council meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.<br>Any questions please contact the office at 705-329-4537.</p>
Morning Announcements for October 17, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/505Morning Announcements for October 17, 2019<p>​<img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span></span><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#666666;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#666666;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">Get All Your </span><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#444444;">College</span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#666666;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"> Questions Answered! Learn About Unique </span><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#444444;">College Programs</span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#666666;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;">, Campus Life & More!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#666666;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:16.15pt;"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;color:black;">Don’t miss out on an awesome opportunity to meet with college reps and get the information you need to make your decision about postsecondary education.</span><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><ul><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;">Learn about all kinds of careers and the programs that will lead you into them</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;">Discover unique programs that are only offered at Ontario’s colleges</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;">Learn about pathways between college and university</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;">Get all the information on how and when to apply (that’s why we’re there!)</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;">Ask questions about campus life, housing and student services</span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:black;line-height:normal;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;">Get great advice on how to pay for your college education</span></li></ul><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:#666666;background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 30<sup>th</sup>, representatives from all 26 Ontario colleges will be at the Orillia campus of Georgian College.  Field trip forms to attend this event are available in the Guidance office; see Mr. Scott for more information.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;"><img alt="" style="margin:5px;" /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">Representatives from various colleges and universities in Ontario will visit OSS on Thursday, October 24<sup>th</sup> during the last period of the day.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">This event is uniquely tailored to represent Indigenous experiences, opportunities, and supports in the post-secondary world.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">Invitations to attend will be extended to all self-identified FNMI students.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">Please see Ms. Penfold or Mrs. Gagnon for more information. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="color:black;">Today is the OSS STUDENT VOTE.  During Period 2 until 11:30am polls will be open for students to vote. Students in Grades 9 and 10 will come down according to the schedule sent to classroom teachers.  Grades 11 and 12, please take the time to head to one of the polling stations and do your civic duty.  Look for signs around the school to find where your polling station is.  don't know who to vote for in our riding of Simcoe North?  Watch the following video to learn about our local federal candidates.</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal">HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. We have a neat field trip opportunity.<strong><span style="color:black;"> </span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"helvetica", sans-serif;color:#26282a;">The Kiwanis Club of Orillia is looking for volunteers to help at their Auction on Saturday, November 2nd.  Check the usual places for more information!</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Swim team will have a meeting y the start of lunch in room 125. </p><p class="MsoPlainText">There is still time to join. First practice is Sunday!</p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">For those students going on Europe trip who ordered Fundscrip cards, please see Mrs. Young sometime today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;">Last night the Senior Girls Basketball team put together their most complete team performance of the year beating Innisdale 69-26.  With a new found love for defense the team did many of the little things needed to shut teams down.  The win moves the ladies to 6 and 0 in league play.  Next action is Friday in Hamilton.  Let's Go Nighthawks.<br></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"century gothic", sans-serif;"> </span></p>
Morning Announcements for October 16, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/504Morning Announcements for October 16, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Hello Orillia Secondary School. I bring to you some good news. Our shop,the hawk-shop,will be open today at lunch. If you want some school merch, come on down to your School store to get things like T-shirts, sweaters, pants and more. Don’t miss it…we will be doing a draw for a water bottle for the first 20 people in the door! See you there."</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>There will be a swim team meeting on Thursday at the start of lunch in Room 125 for everyone who will be swimming this year.  If you haven’t signed up, it isn’t too late.  Come to the meeting and we will get you set up.  First practice is this Sunday at the YMCA.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Dance team meets at lunch today </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">However, our performance at the football game as prep squad is cancelled due to weather </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Thanks anyway crew </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Way to go with your OSS spirit </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Yesterday the Sr. Girls Flag football team had playoffs.  They won their quarter final game 20-0.  Significant plays by Korrie Bakka Migwans with a pick 6 and Jess Goodwin with 2 touchdowns.  In the semi final match the team faced number one seed Banting. The team was leading 1-0 for the majority of the game but unfortunately lost 7-1.  Great season ladies.</span> <br></p>
Morning Announcements for October 15, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/503Morning Announcements for October 15, 2019<p>Coming up on Friday, October 25<sup>th</sup> OSS will be hosting a movie night here in our very own theatre for the low price of only $3.00. There are limited seats, so be sure to purchase your tickets early starting on Monday, October 21<sup>st</sup> during lunch in the main foyer. </p><p>Students' Council members will be coming around this week to collect votes. Your movie choices for this year are: Mean Girls, Shrek, Breakfast Club, Clueless, and Coraline. To attend you must have your students' card so be sure to purchase yours and not be disappointed!!</p><p>On Friday the Sr. Girls Flag Football team trounced cross town rivals Twin Lakes 40-8.  Both quarterbacks Erin Moriarty and Cass Reed threw 3 touchdowns each.  Touchdown receptions were caught by Mattea W. with 3, and one each for Jess G., Olivia H. and Chloe S.  Jess G. and Krystal P. also scored one point conversions and Erin M. caught a 2-point conversion.</p><p>Playoffs are today with a quarterfinal match against Innisdale.</p><p>Attention all OSS students and teachers! Tomorrow, last period is our football buyout! If you want to come cheer on our Nighthawks as they take down Eastview, make sure your 5th period class raises 20$. Teachers should have received envelopes for money raised in their mailboxes. Come have fun, cheer AND raise money for Terry Fox! See ya then! </p><p>If you are interested in discussing ideas about equity and representation at OSS, join the equity club in room 311 at lunch. We will discuss ways to ensure that all students see themselves and have a voice in our school. <br></p>
Morning Announcements for October 11, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/501Morning Announcements for October 11, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">The Envirohawks will be meeting today at lunch.  Ms. Stephens will meet you outside at the pollinator patch.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Students of OSS! Start asking your normal week 5th period teachers if your class can come cheer on our Nighthawks next week! Your class needs to raise 20$ so you can ALL attend the game. Remember, attendance is by class and not individually, the game is next week Wednesday, and all proceeds will go to Terry Fox! See ya then OSS! </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Congrats at outstanding performances by all Xcountry runners yesterday in Midland.  Top runners included Hannah K. with an 8th in Jr Girls and Audrey R. with a 2nd in Senior girls.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">A representative from Humber College will be visiting OSS today at 9:25 a.m.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Next week we have two visits on <strong>Wednesday, October 16th</strong>:</p><p class="MsoNormal">At 8:15 – <a href="https://www.canadorecollege.ca/">Canadore College</a></p><p class="MsoNormal">At lunch time – <a href="https://www.lakeheadgeorgian.ca/">Lakehead-Georgian</a> </p><p class="MsoNormal">Sign up in Guidance if you wish to see any of these presentations.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Applications to be the O.S.S. candidate for the University of Toronto National Scholarship and U of T Book Award are due in Guidance is <strong><span style="color:#c00000;">today</span></strong>.<br></p>
Morning Announcements for October 10, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/500Morning Announcements for October 10, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal">Humans Understanding Gender and Sexuality (also known as HUGS) is meeting today 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 today.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;">Would Ryan L. , ani Whalen and Jamie see Mrs MacMillan at lunch today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue", serif;color:#333333;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Last night the Senior Girls Basketball team travelled to Innisdale to take on the 3-1, 2nd place Invaders.  Your Nighthawks had flashes of brilliance at the offensive end and came away with a 72-39 victory and moves the girls to 5-0 in league.  Great work ladies.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">Anyone interested in being on the OSS debate team is attend a brief information meeting today in room 337 at lunch </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
Morning Announcements for October 9, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/499Morning Announcements for October 9, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">The school will be opening on Wednesday the 16th and will be selling a variety of night hawk merchandise ranging from sweaters and shirts all the way to pencils. So come on down the school store it will be open every </span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial", sans-serif;color:black;">Wednesday</span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;"> during lunch. If you’re interested in working for the school store to get your school community service hours, Interviews for the school store will be held on Monday the 14th during lunch in room 215.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="color:#212121;">There is a mandatory meeting for all Xcountry team members that did not attend last night’s practice.  Please meet in room 337 at the start of lunch.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">The junior boys’ volleyball team is starting to gain momentum and scored a big win yesterday in Collingwood defeating the owls 3-1. Cole B. and Josh G. set the pace of the game with strong setting and Brock M. had a couple of crucial serving runs as well as an interesting winking exchange with the ref. Well-earned win boys!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">There is a me to we meeting at lunch today in room 222.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">All students interested in joining the curling team this year are asked to come to room 334 at the start of lunch today for a quick but important meeting.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Are you interested in providing a voice for the diversity of students here at OSS? If you would like to be involved in highlighting a variety of awareness days and events that include people of all different backgrounds, beliefs and cultures, please join Ms. Williamson and Ms. Schlorff in room 311 today at lunch to see how you can become involved. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri", sans-serif;color:black;">Dance Team meets today at lunch in the studio - then going outside to rehearse.     <br></span></p>