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News for Potential Graduateshttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/390News 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>
Morning Announcements for March 22, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/420Morning Announcements for March 22, 2019 <p class="MsoPlainText">Tickets for the public performances of Alice in Wonderland are available from the office as of Monday or see Mrs. MacMillan or Mrs. Munro Tickets will sell fast<span>  </span>- seats are limited !!!</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all Ultimate Frisbee players.  The second tryout will be Monday at lunch for all students whose last names fall from M to Z.  Ultimate tryout Monday at lunch.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Can all girls playing lacrosse please come to the health room at lunch to look at jerseys for sizing and for information on tournaments.</span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
Morning Announcements for March 21, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/419Morning Announcements for March 21, 2019 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder to students who are attending the Lunch-Time Literacy Test Help sessions that there is another session today at lunch.  Students working with Ms. Newman are to meet in 326 and students working with Ms. Penfold are to meet in 217.  The Literacy Test is NEXT WEEK so come in to get some extra tips and PIZZA to help you be successful!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Track and field athletes, you have a practice today at 2:30 PM.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Come prepared to do the workout either indoors or outdoors.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The door is open to new recruits.  See Mr. Rae in Room #100 if you'd like to know more.</span></p><p><span>There is an open session today at lunch for anyone needing help for model UN. It will take place in room 337. <br> </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Hey OSS!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Why not celebrate spring with a new Rafiki bracelet or a relaxing cup of tea? <strong>Today</strong> and <strong>tomorrow</strong> are your last chances to buy David's tea and Rafiki bracelets in the forum at lunch.  Money raised goes to supporting WE villages in Kenya and India.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">ALSO..There is a meeting today at lunch for Me to We members in room 222....See you there.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Hey Grade 11’s.  Are you planning on following the University Pathway after next year? Do you like free lunches?<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">If you answered yes to these questions then come to the Guidance Office soon, and sign up for the ½ Day <strong>Grade 11 University Preview and Information Session</strong> held at Lakehead University, on <strong>Thursday, April 25</strong>. </p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The cost is free</strong> and you will receive information concerning:</p><p class="MsoNormal">-The University Application Process</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Student Life around Campus</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Financial Aid Information</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Take a Tour of a University Residence</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Information on University Programs and Courses</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Free Lunch included!!</p><p class="MsoNormal">For more information, come and see Mr. Scott and pick up your registration form soon.</p><p>A representative from the University of Guelph will be visiting OSS on <strong>Monday, March 25, 2019</strong>.  If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign the list in Guidance!<span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for March 20, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/418Morning Announcements for March 20, 2019 <p class="MsoNoSpacing">There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing slo pitch at lunch on Wednesday in room 342. </p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Hey Grade 11’s.  Are you planning on following the University Pathway after next year? Do you like free lunches?<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">If you answered yes to these questions then come to the Guidance Office soon, and sign up for the ½ Day <strong>Grade 11 University Preview and Information Session</strong> held at Lakehead University, on <strong>Thursday, April 25</strong>. </p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><strong>The cost is free</strong> and you will receive information concerning:</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">-The University Application Process</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">-Student Life around Campus</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">-Financial Aid Information</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">-Take a Tour of a University Residence</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">-Information on University Programs and Courses</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">-Free Lunch included!!</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">For more information, come and see Mr. Scott and pick up your registration form soon.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Will the following students please see Ms. Stanley in guidance after the announcements?<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Hennessy C.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Hunter N.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Jacob V.D.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Teegan W.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Sarah A.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Baseball tryouts begin this afternoon at 2:30 until 4 pm in our gym. Bring your glove to the gym afterschool to warm up.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention junior boy’s rugby players.  There is a meeting today at the start of lunch in room 346. That's all junior boy’s rugby players, meeting today in room 346 at the start of lunch. We will also have our first practice today in the small gym after school.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Any girls interested in playing slo pitch this year should come to an important meeting in room 342 at lunch today for details about tryout dates. </p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Tomorrow, Thursday March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day. Rock your crazy or mismatched socks to show that differences are beautiful.</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">This week’s winner of Be Kind to One Another is Kiera Barzik.     Kiera ensured another student was in a safe place and she was kind, supportive and encouraging.   Great job!  Kiera please come to the main office to receive your prize.<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Remember to drop off your nomination for Be Kind to the box in the library.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Anyone wishing to play Girls Lacrosse should come to a meeting at the start of lunch today in room 125.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>See you there.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">A representative from the University of Guelph will be visiting OSS on <strong>Monday, March 25, 2019</strong>.  If you are interested in attending this presentation, please sign the list in Guidance!<br></p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p>
Morning Announcements for March 19, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/417Morning Announcements for March 19, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal">Hey Outdoor Enthusiasts! Are you planning on making your own wilderness survival kit? A reminder that it’s this THURSDAY at lunch in Room 346. The $10 can be paid online or to Ms. Siecker ASAP. See you Thursday! </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Anyone interested in playing Girls Lacrosse is asked to come to a meeting at the start of lunch on Wednesday in Room 125.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Attention to all those that have signed up for Baseball tryouts. Our first tryout is Wednesday in the gym from 2:30 to 4:00. Bring your glove and get changed and be in the gym for 2:30 to warm up.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Breakfast program today in room 223. Come by for some French Toast, yoghurt and fruit. Come by during the break!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Hey Hey OSS...are you interested in being active, getting involved and having a blast....then Ultimate Frisbee is for you.  No experience is needed.  A meeting and signup will be at the start of lunch today in the main gym. All are welcome.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Track and Field practices start today after school at 2:30 PM.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Please meet downstairs between the gym and the cafeteria.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Remember to dress for the weather, it will be 4 degrees tomorrow afternoon.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">Attention all SAC members our meeting has been moved to Wednesday.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder to students who are attending the Lunch-Time Literacy Test Help sessions that there is another session today at lunch.  Students working with Ms. Newman are to meet in 326 and students working with Ms. Penfold are to meet in 217.  Remember, there is pizza so come get extra help for the Literacy Test if you are working with Ms. Newman or Ms. Penfold!  The Literacy Test is NEXT WEEK so come in to get some extra tips to help you be successful!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>NEXT WEEK IS THE GB’s of MUSIC</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>So Regular Rehearsals this week for all ensembles — Intermediate Concert Band tonight at 7pm.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>FUNDRAISER is NOW ON — see a music student to get your CHOCOLATE FIX - orders will arrive just in time for the Easter Bunny</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Attention all grade 10 and 11 students….</p><p class="MsoNormal">We have 14 Japanese students coming at the end of March and we are looking for OSS students who would like to be their buddies.</p><p class="MsoNormal">You will earn community service hours for the time you spend with your buddies at lunch!</p><p>Please sign up in guidance ASAP<span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for March 18, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/416Morning Announcements for March 18, 2019 <p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Welcome back OSS!! This week the Me-to-We team is continuing to sell Rafiki bracelets and David's tea! Support a great cause and don't miss out on the par----TEA!  We are very close to buying our first goat worth $50.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;">HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Everyone is welcome. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Hey OSS......Ultimate Frisbee is back.  There will be a brief meeting on Tuesday at the start of lunch in the main gym for anyone interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee.  We are looking for anyone in grade 9 to 12....NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.  Come out, have some fun and learn how to show your SPIRIT!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">ULTIMATE SIGNUP AND MEETING TUESDAY IN THE GYM.  PRACTICE STARTS WEDNESDAY AT LUNCH.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Hey Everyone - Grade 9's up to Grade 12!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Track and Field practices start tomorrow after school at 2:35 PM.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">We will meet downstairs between the gym and the cafeteria.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">For part of the workout, we plan to go outside so please dress for that.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;">This is the last week to bring in any formal wear to donate for the Grad sale at Couchiching Heights. Please drop any formal wear off to room 337 by Friday.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;color:black;">Attention potential baseball players: Tryouts start Wednesday. Make sure your name is on the sign-up sheet outside the phys ed office today to be assigned a tryout time. Tryout times will be posted on Tuesday.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;">HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Everyone is welcome. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;">The following students are asked to come to guidance to see Ms. Stanley after announcements:</span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Sarah A.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Hennessy C.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Hunter N.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Jacob V.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Teegan W.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;"> </span></p>
Morning Announcements for March 8, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/414Morning Announcements for March 8, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">The Senior Boys Basketball teams season came to a thrilling and rewarding end Wednesday in Hamilton at OFSAA.  After starting the tournament with a crushing triple overtime loss the boys rebounded with unbelievable character and put together 3 straight wins over some of the best teams in the province.  The final game vs #3 seed Cathedral saw the boys down big early.  The team came together and a 25-11 run in the 4th quarter pulled out the unexpected victory and Consolation Championship.  This dream season ends with a 36-6 record, 6 titles including Blackball, SCAA, GB’s and now a first ever for OSS....OFSAA Consolation Champions and 9th in the province.  Congratulations gentlemen.....what an unbelievable accomplishment.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Let’s keep up the “POSITIVI-TEA” and keep raising money for those who need our help. Tea and rafikis are still on sale today. TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY UNTIL AFTER MARCH BREAK to help the me-to-we achieve their goal of purchasing a goat or two.  Hope to see you at lunch today! </span></p><p>For those individuals on Students’ Council that have items still in the War Room, could you please pick up today by 2:30!!</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Attention ALL ensemble members travelling to MUSICFEST the end of MARCH — if you would like to order a group photo — please go to the google classroom for each ensemble and place your order.  Each picture is $10.00</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>We only have 2 rehearsals until GBs please ensure you are practicing.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"> </span></p>
Morning Announcements for March 7, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/413Morning Announcements for March 7, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Attention all students interested in baseball. Do you miss the crack of the bat, the smell of the grass, or just sitting on the bench with Mr. Elliott? Sign up on the list posted outside the phys ed office. Coaches will assign tryout times after March Break.  If you're not on the list, you will not get a tryout time.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Attention all outdoor adventure club members. We will meet TODAY in room 346 to discuss and sign up for upcoming events. Haven't joined the club yet but want in on the experience? Come out to this week's meeting and get involved. </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">Unfortunately, the Youth Career Information Day that was going to be held at Trillium Manor on March 12th has been cancelled due to low registration.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Grade 12’s listen up…if you need community service hours to graduate, Ms. Stanley needs a bunch of students on Sat. March 23<sup>rd</sup> at the rink in Coldwater.<span style="font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Come to her office ASAP to sign up.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a reminder to students who are attending the Lunch-Time Literacy Test Help sessions that there is another session today at lunch.  Students working with Ms. Newman are to meet in 326 and students working with Ms. Penfold are to meet in 217.  Remember, there is pizza so come get extra help for the Literacy Test if you are working with Ms. Newman or Ms. Penfold!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Yesterday the Boys Hockey team took on the staff in a heated contest in front of a packed arena.  The teacher team got off to a sluggish start but really began to build chemistry as the game wore on.  A rallying goal by Mr. Bowman really elevated the staff to higher levels of athleticism.  In the end the students won the tight grueling battle with a score of (PLEASE MUMBLE THIS PART) 13-4.  Better luck next year teachers.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Congrats again to Charlie Pallopson and Caleb Near for their success at OFSAA swimming. </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Caleb not only won a silver medal on Day 1, he managed to take 8 seconds off his 200 individual medley for a fourth place in the province yesterday on Day 2. </p><p class="MsoPlainText">Congrats guys!</p><p style="text-indent:0.5in;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Today and tomorrow are your last chances to buy rafiki bracelets and David's tea. Sales will continue after March Break. </span><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;">Please help the me to we team in achieving their goal of purchasing a goat or two for families in Africa.  Let's “PAR-TEA” and help those in need, help be a part of the change! </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"><br> Me-to-We -There will be a meeting today in room 222....</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">This is a call out to all those interested in playing Junior Boys Rugby.  That's all those interested in playing Junior Boys Rugby, come to an important meeting today at the start of lunch in room 346.  See Mr. Shami if you can 't make it.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Can Abby de Groot, Leah Stirling and Grace Stirling please see Mrs. Macmillan or Mrs. Munro today at lunch in the drama studio. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;">We are still collecting any Grade 8 formal wear for Couchiching Heights.  We are accepting dresses, suits, and shoes.  Please bring any items to Room 337</span> <br></p>
Morning Announcements for March 5, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/412Morning Announcements for March 5, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal">Hey Grade 11’s.  Are you planning on following the University Pathway after next year? Do you like free lunches?</p><p class="MsoNormal">If you answered yes to these questions then come to the Guidance Office soon, and sign up for the ½ Day <strong>Grade 11 University Preview and Information Session</strong> held at Lakehead University, on <strong>Thursday, April 25</strong>. </p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The cost is free</strong> and you will receive information concerning:</p><p class="MsoNormal">-The University Application Process</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Student Life around Campus</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Financial Aid Information</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Take a Tour of a University Residence</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Information on University Programs and Courses</p><p class="MsoNormal">-Free Lunch included!!</p><p class="MsoNormal">For more information, come and see Mr. Scott and pick up your registration form soon.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">O.S.S. Choir meets today in room 108 at lunch.  New members are still welcome.  That's O.S.S. choir at lunch in room 108 today!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">Good morning staff and students, the metowe team is selling Davids Tea all week and the week after March Break. Tea will be in the front foyer at lunch. To get donations, they are $11 each for either 50g loose tea or 15 tea bags. Money raised will go towards the purchase of a goat that costs Fifty dollars through WE charity. . </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;"></span></p><p><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;color:black;">During this time, we will also be selling rafiki bracelets made by the African Mommas, these are an amazing price of $10. Hope to see you at lunch, thanks for all your support---the metowe team!</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%;"><span style="font-family:"helveticaneue",serif;color:#333333;">This is a reminder to all SAC members that our meeting today is downstairs in the health room.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">All girls wanting to play senior girls soccer are to attend a brief meeting tomorrow at the beginning of lunch Wednesday in Room 301.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">If you have an interest in doing Track and Field this spring and missed last week's information meeting, please drop by Room #100 today at the start of lunch.  You can give us your name and will be provided with some of the information you need to know.</span><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"></span></p><br><span style="white-space:pre-wrap;"> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </span>
Morning Announcements for March 4, 2019http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/411Morning Announcements for March 4, 2019 <p class="MsoNormal">Humans Understanding Gender and Sexuality (also known as HUGS) will be 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 part of the LGBT plus community or an ally, HUGS is an excellent way to meet new people, and spend a lunch break. </p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Nordic Ski Team competed at the OFSAA championships at Highlands Nordic in Duntroon last week.  After a season of challenging conditions, the weather finally cooperated and the skiers enjoyed nice temperatures and bright sunshine. Congratulations to Audrey Rieckenberg on an excellent performance in winning the Junior Girls High School race. She is likely the first person to win gold at OFSAA and write a math test in the same day.  Other top OSS performances include Olivia Karn finishing 32nd out of 129 for Junior Girls, Clair Fletcher finishing 60th out of 119 for Senior Girls, and Jeremey Langner finishing 56th out of 130 for Senior Boys.  Thank you all for a great Nordic season!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Fundraiser — yummy chocolate!!!  All music students are encouraged to participate in the NEXT fundraiser — swing by the music rooms to pick up the materials</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Regular Rehearsals this week … with a Guest Conductor in Senior Concert Band</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Music Fest is only 3 rehearsals away — lets step up our playing.</span></p> <span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">All girls interested in Senior Girls soccer are to attend a brief meeting on Wednesday at the beginning of </span>