Morning Announcements for December 20, 2022
Posted on 12/20/2022
Over the weekend, the Senior Boys Basketball team competed in the Orillia Blackball Classic tournament. The team came away with 2 wins, both by 30 points, and 2 losses. The team members want to thank all of the fans that came out to cheer them on in our home gym. The fans provided a great atmosphere.
Mr. Young would also like to thank all of the crew of volunteers who gave up time on their weekend to scorekeep for the tournament.

If anyone has any posters for the hoildays, please bring them to the library.

Happy Hanukkah to all celebrating. Hanukkah commemorates the successful rebellion of the Jewish people against the Syrians in the Maccabean War of 162 BCE. What is really being celebrated is the survival of Judaism. After the Jewish people's victory, they ritually cleansed and rededicated the Temple, then re-lit the menorah.
The story is told that although there was only enough consecrated oil to keep the lamp burning for one day and it would take 8 days to get more, the small bottle of oil miraculously lasted for the entire 8 days. It is for this reason that Hanukkah is also known as the Feast of Lights.

The Kar'lors are excused from class at 10:25 today.

HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 309. HUGS is a group dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ+ students and allies. All are welcome. Looking forward to seeing you today at lunch in room 309.

Hey OSS! Are you looking to buy some sustainable holiday gifts? Well the Envirohawks have got you covered! Starting today, Tuesday the 20th, we will be selling a variety of gifts in the foyer at lunch! All items have been hand-made by our members, and a percent of all purchases will be donated to the Aspen Valley wildlife centre! The sale will be CASH ONLY, but we hope to see you there!

Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried foods. The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication,” and is thus named because it celebrates the rededication of the Holy Temple. To celebrate the ancient miracle of the oil burning a candle for eight nights, Jews celebrating Hanukkah light a candleholder called a menorah for eight nights. The menorah holds nine candles—one for each night plus a candle called the shamash used to light the other candles. Hanukkah starts on the 25th day of Kislev, the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar. This year, Hanukkah starts the evening of December 18 and ends on December 26. Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating.

Would you like free tuition in post secondary school? If you are applying to nursing or a paramedic program it’s possible. Please see Ms. Allan in guidance for more information.

Applications for the Western National Scholarship are now available in guidance. This scholarship is for students who achieve above 90% in all grade 12 courses and who demonstrate creative and innovative thought and exceptional leadership in extracurricular activities. If you applied to Western this may be for you. Please pick up an application in guidance. Submissions are due Feb. 3rd.

Applications for the Schulich Leadership Scholarship are due in guidance on January 13th by 2:30 p.m.