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Morning Announcements for February 20, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/234Morning Announcements for February 20, 2018 <p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">From the Music Department:</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Intermediate concert band students are reminded of our rehearsal tonight at 7 p.m. Please enter at the F2 doors. This is our second last Tuesday night rehearsal and attendance is essential.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Regular Wednesday rehearsals for all bands. Musicfest is a week this Friday.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Senior concert band has a guest conductor tomorrow night. Please come prepared.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">All music students going to Musicfest should have permission forms and need to return them with the $10 payment early this week.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Students going to Montreal and Quebec City are to pick up final payment information forms today as payment is due next Wednesday.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">The Hewitt farm market fundraiser forms are due this Friday, February 23rd. Please make a strong effort this week to make sales.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Attention all grade 11 students,</span></strong></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">If you need help determining which courses to choose for next year you will need to see Ms. Stanley at Lunch.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">You will not be called out of class during the school day.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Ms. Stanley will be available in guidance at lunch time every day for the next 2 weeks.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Please come in, grab a computer and start doing your research.  Ms. Stanley will be there to guide you.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Last week, our senior boys’ basketball team defeated Bradford in one of the SCAA semi-finals. Thank you to all of you who came out to support the team’s victory. This week is bigger! Tomorrow after school, our senior boys’ basketball team will be hosting Nanty Shores in the SCAA championship game, with the winner moving on to the senior boys Georgian Bay basketball final. Please consider coming out to support our guys and cheer them on, right here, after school, at OSS, tomorrow.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Latin Club is having a Certamen practice today at lunch in room 309.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">It is that time of year again- Link Crew is looking for new leaders to represent OSS to our incoming Grade 9s! Applications are now available in the front office and in room 227. Applications are due March 2nd and can be handed in to Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. McIntyre or Mrs. Bolger.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Can the following students see Mrs. Young in room 337 at the start of lunch?</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Emma K.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Lily R. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:107%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Abby W.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Want details about what a Link Leader is? Our current Link Leaders would be more than happy to help answer any questions. Link Leaders will be in the forum at lunch for the first 20 minutes to answer questions and hand out application.  <br></span></p>
Going on Vacation?http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/213Going 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-Dayhttp://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/19275th 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="mailto:leyoung@scdsb.on.ca">leyoung@scdsb.on.ca</a></span></p><p><br></p>
Morning Announcements for February 16, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/233Morning Announcements for February 16, 2018 <p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Congratulations to the Senior Boys Basketball team for earning a berth in SCAA Finals with a convincing 66-31 win over Bradford.  The Finals will be here at OSS next Wednesday at 3:30 vs rival Nantyr Shores.</span></p><p class="MsoPlainText">Reminder to all Sr. Concert band flute players of our sectional in the music room on Wednesday at lunch. No sectional on Monday because of family day. </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!!!!!!  Come on down to the front foyer at lunch for some traditional lunar new year festivities: make a red lantern, find out your astrology and try some Chinese treats.  There are also traditional Chinese Red Envelopes for the first 50 students wearing red who stop by.  See you there!</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></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;">The Hewitt Farm Market fundraiser forms are due Friday next week. Please work on orders this weekend to make this a very successful fundraiser.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Musicfest takes place 2 weeks today. Please be sure to work on your individual parts this long weekend.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Would the following students please see Mrs. Watson at lunch:?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">                   Duncan M., Alex S. and Kale L.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Attention all competitive improv team members. The schedule for the regional tournament has been released. 0SS has been scheduled for the evening of Thursday, March 1. Please make yourself available for this evening. Our next practice will be Tuesday after school and we will discuss details further then. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Enviro-action will be meeting today at lunch in room 303.  Hope to see you all there.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Would the following students please see Mrs. Hollinger in Guidance sometime today?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Dance team members who need to order jackets need to see Mrs. Young in room 337 this morning. <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for February 15, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/232Morning Announcements for February 15, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal">Equity is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Respect lives here. </p><p class="MsoNormal">Today after school, our senior boy’s basketball team will be taking on Bradford in the SCAA basketball semi-final. Please consider coming out to cheer our boys on!</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>International club meets today in room 229 at lunch.  See you there!</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Nordic ski team competed in the GBSSA championships yesterday in Duntroon Highlands on a beautiful day with great conditions.  Audrey R. capped off a fabulous season by winning the GB championship in the Junior Girls high school category.  Congratulations Audrey!  Other notable performances included Maeve C. who finished 7th in the Junior Girls open category and Jared M. who finished 7th in the Senior Boys high school category.  In total 9 skiers qualified for OFSSA which includes Audrey R., Maeve C., Jared M., Olivia K., Isabela F., Jessica W., Cameron E., Graeme D. and Evan T.  Congratulations to everyone on a great season. OFSAA qualifiers are reminded of our meeting on Friday at lunch in room 346.</span></p><p><span>A reminder to all dance team members that clothing order and fees must be paid by tomorrow.   There will also be open studio today at lunch.</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;">Intermediate concert band meets today at lunch.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Would the following students please see Mrs. Watson today:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Austin C., Cal K., Mackenzie D., Rebekah S., Owen W., Theo L., Mason G., Abby T. and Alex S.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Students who missed senior concert band last night are to pick up information and permission forms today at lunch.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The string group meets today at 2:30.</span><br></p>
Morning Announcements for February 14, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/231Morning Announcements for February 14, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">On Thursday at lunch, Information Orillia will have a display set up in the forum.  If you are having trouble finding places to get your community involvement hours, they can help!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">From the Youth Centre: </span></strong><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">two amazing ongoing opportunities at the Orillia Youth Centre!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Listen up:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Starting Tonight, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Wednesday February 14</span> they are hosting and running <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Black Light Theatre</span></strong>. The facilitators do a fantastic job with this therapeutic program that is so beneficial.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">This program will run <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">every Wednesday until National Youth Week May 1-7</span></strong>. There is still space available for youth participants and volunteers.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Secondly:</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">They are hosting Drum Line every Saturday with World Champion Drummer John Schwartz. This program runs from 10am-Noon and is open to youth interested in drum line competition. There is equipment on site.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="background:white none repeat scroll 0% 0%;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">If you have any questions<span style="color:#1f497d;"> </span>or comments, please contact Staff at the Youth Centre for more information at (705) 325-8082. As always ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE OF CHARGE for youth!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Everyone is welcome. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10pt;line-height:115%;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="font-size:10pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Are you applying to university or college this year? Don’t forget to apply for OSAP!  There is more financial support available now than ever before, including grants that you don’t have to pay back.  Get more information and apply at Ontario dot C-A slash OSAP (<a href="http://www.ontario.ca/osap"><span style="color:#5f5f5f;">ontario.ca/osap</span></a><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#5f5f5f;">)</span></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Last night the Senior Boys Basketball defeated Bear Creek in the first round of playoffs 88-22.  Unselfish play on offense and solid defense were keys to success.  Next action is Thursday, 3:30 here at OSS in SCAA semi-finals.  Come out and support the team.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Congratulations to the Junior Boys Basketball team who had a great season. They played an awesome Bradford team last night and although they did everything right, they couldn't seem to sink a shot and Bradford came away with the win. Great season boys, remember to return your jerseys to Ms. Dance.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">From the music department:</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Thank you to all intermediate band members who traveled to Geneva Park on Monday and Tuesday. Not only have your playing and festival pieces improved to an exceptional level but so have your skills in the Hungry Hippo challenge and in broomball although the Watson team still proved to be the stronger team!</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Would Flora H. please drop by the music room today. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">The Hewitt Farm Market sales fundraiser continues until February 23.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";color:black;">Today's rehearsals include Intermediate Stage band after school, senior stage at 5:30 and senior concert at 7. A reminder that the stage bands have a guest clinician today.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:"comic sans ms";">Intermediate concert band meets tomorrow at lunch.   <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for February 13, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/230Morning Announcements for February 13, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal">Chinese New Year is coming THIS Friday February 16<sup>th </sup>to OSS.  Join International club members in the front foyer to learn a bit about this interesting cultural holiday, make a lantern and win some Chinese treats.  Please wear RED to show your support…and to win your prize!  See you Friday!</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Latin Club is having a Certamen practice today at lunch in room 309. </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Our Jr. Nighthawk Girls volleyball team left everything on the court yesterday as they opened playoffs against a strong Collingwood team. After dropping the first 2 sets, OSS battled back with strong serving and hitting to force a 5th and deciding set. After going point for point for most of the 5th set, Collingwood pulled away for the 15-11 victory that knocked OSS out of the playoffs. Thanks to all the fans that came out to watch and congrats on a great season girls. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">A reminder of the meeting today at 10:45 in Room 301 for all Senior girls interested in soccer this Spring.<br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for February 12, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/229Morning Announcements for February 12, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal">Don’t know what to do with those old dried up pens and markers sitting at the bottom of your pencil case – well worry no more!  New to OSS this semester is a pen/marker recycling depot located at the entrance to the library.  Recycle those old pens and markers so that their plastic can get a new life.</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Senior Boys Basketball team traveled to Toronto on the weekend to play in their final tournament of the season.  After opening with a classic OSS win over Alexander MacKenzie the team then got outplayed in all aspects of the game and ended up being thumped in game 2 by Villanova College.  The final game saw a more solid effort with a 68-30 win over Lawrence Park.  Next action is Tuesday in SCAA quarter finals here at OSS vs Bear Creek.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Congratulations to the improv team on their fantastic performances Friday and Saturday! On Saturday the team headed to Woodbridge for a preliminary tournament through the Canadian Improv Games. They took on various zany characters- from grandmas to truckers to Kim Kardashian to cats falling from the sky. In the end, the judges couldn’t deny their talent, and they will be moving on to the regional competition, which takes place downtown Toronto at the end of this month. Great work to all- Mrs. MacMillan and Mrs. Munro are very proud of you!</span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>There will be no improv practice today. See you tomorrow after school. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">If you’re interested in helping out with semi this year, go to room 237 at the beginning of lunch! That’s room 237 at lunch for semi committee!<span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">All senior girls interested in playing soccer in the spring are to attend a brief meeting on Tuesday at 10:45 in Room 301. <br></span></p>
Morning Announcements for February 9, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/228Morning Announcements for February 9, 2018 <p class="MsoNormal"><span>This is a reminder to all members of the improv team to meet in the drama room at the end of lunch for our online wildcard performance during periods 3 and 4. Come wearing your jersey or team t-shirt! </span><span style="font-family:"times new roman",serif;"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Remember to bring in permission forms for Saturday’s prelim competition in Woodbridge. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Latin Club is meeting today at lunch in room 309. Come see Ms. Weidmark if you are interested in going to Spring Certamen on Tues Feb 27<sup>th</sup>. </p><p class="MsoNormal">The Enviro-action team will be meeting tomorrow at lunch in room 303.  Hope to see you there!</p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Last night our Junior Girls Volleyball team ended the regular season strong with a convincing 3 sets to zero win over Innisdale. Jamie Buck played huge at the net while Krystal Priddle dominated with her serves.  That win gets the Nighthawks home court advantage for our first playoff game on Monday. Great work girls and good luck. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Would the following students please see Mrs. Hollinger in Guidance sometime today?</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Kelsey B.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Jaz B.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Malcolm E.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Karley S.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Kelisha W.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">The Nordic Ski Team competed in the Mayfield Invitational at Duntroon yesterday.  As a final tune up before the GB championship skiers tested themselves against a challenging course.  Maeve Conaghan finished in 6th place in the Junior Girls Open category while the performance of the day goes to Audrey Rieckenberg for winning the Junior Girls High School race! This is Audrey's second win of the season.  Congrats to all skiers and good luck next week at GBSSAs!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Any students going on the trip to Twin Lakes this afternoon with Ms. Penfold should leave their Period 3 class at 12:40 to come and catch the bus.  Any student who has not handed in their permission form should come to 217 after announcements.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Sr. Girls Volleyball</p><p class="MsoNormal">Once again this week the senior girls volleyball team was victorious with their 3 games to 0 win over Innnisdale Secondary School yesterday evening.  That victory leaves the girls with a 7 and 1 record for the SCAA league and a 21 and 3 season record to date.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Next action for the girls will be next week with their opening playoff game, with the date to be announced soon. <br></p>
Morning Announcements for February 8, 2018http://oss.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/227Morning Announcements for February 8, 2018 <p class="MsoNoSpacing">Curling practice after school today from 3 - 4</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">Please get your own ride there to meet Ms. Sawatsky and Mr. Dominic.</p><p class="MsoNoSpacing">We're looking forward to seeing you there.  That's practice 3 - 4:30 today after school.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Senior Girls Volleyball</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">Congratulations to the Senior Girl’s Volleyball team on their 3 sets to 1 victory over Nantyr Shores Secondary School yesterday afternoon.  The win puts the OSS girls into a tie for first place in the league with Nantyr Shores and Eastview secondary School.</p><p class="MsoNormal">After a slow start, the team came together lead by the great play of Olivia Burnie, Sam Ingleton, and Emily Davidson and the rest of the team followed with everyone chipping in on the win.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Next action for the girl’s is today at OSS against Innisdale in the final regular season game of the year.  </p><p class="MsoNormal">Good job NightHawks!!!</p><p class="MsoNormal"> </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="color:black;">Today is the first day of the String program. Students who have signed up are to meet in room 108 at 2:30 today.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Intermediate concert band meets today at lunch as we prepare for Musicfest.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>There is open studio today for dance team.  </span></p><p><span>Me To We - </span><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">We are meeting at the start of lunch in room 221 today.</span></p><p>Equity Team is meeting today at lunch in room 309. A new semester is a great chance to get involved and join a club. Everyone is welcome. Respect lives here.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Would the following students please come to guidance after the announcements:</p><p class="MsoNormal">Matt H.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Lucas L.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Brooklyn C.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Hennessy C.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Please see Ms. Stanley in guidance after the announcements.</p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">If you still need to earn hours, the Orillia Winter Carnival is looking for students to help build the ice castle.<span style="color:#7030a0;"></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">There are a few other new opportunities which are posted on the bulletin board in Guidance and on the Guidance page of the school website.  Don’t forget to check your school email account as well!  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:"calibri",sans-serif;color:black;">Any student planning to attend the field trip to Twin Lakes tomorrow afternoon should hand in their permission forms to Ms. Penfold in Room 217.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal">International Club will meet today in Room 229 at lunch.  New members always welcome!!!</p>