Morning Announcements for February 8, 2024
Posted on 02/08/2024

Two notes from yearbook.

First, as there was a small outcry after our yearbooks sold out, we contacted the publisher and they agreed to print another 50 yearbooks for us to still arrive by our planned date in June.  Those yearbooks are on sale right now through school cash online.  This is the second chance.  Once these books sell, we are officially out.

 Second, thank you to the one out of every three potential grads who filled in their grad survey for yearbook.  To the other two-thirds, you have until the end of this week to get your grad quote in using the QR code on the poster in the foyer OR by the door of room 343.  If we do not get considerably more grad quotes, we will have to redesign the grad section to accommodate these omissions.

The JR boys basketball team travelled to Banting yesterday for a playoffs, it was a hard fought battle with many highlights. Offensively they dazzled the crowed with sweet reverse layups, awesome open look jumpers, and a smooth pick and roll. Defensively the team used hustle to keep the ball outside the key, including a couple great blocked shots. It came right down to the 4th quarter, but came up a few points short. A lot of hard work and fun went into the season, thank you for representing OSS with class. Please return your washed jerseys to Mr. Hinsberger.

Attention all mural club members.  We will be meeting today in room 322 after school from 2:15-3:15. All are welcome!

A big shout out to all Alpine Skiers, who competed at the race at Osler yesterday. They put up some good times ahead of GB's next week. Remember about our practice Friday.

Model UN will be meeting today at the start of lunch, room 333. We'll be starting the reasearch process on our nations, and the three proposal topics. If you are unable to attend today, make sure you are at next Monday's lunchtime meeting!

Book club will meet today in room 311 at lunch. Everyone who has been reading "The Help" can come out to chat about what you've read - anyone interested in joining can stop by to see what book club is all about. Words have power!!

Deca, Deca, Deca… All those competing at provincials are to meet in the front foyer at 1 PM today.

The Coldest Night of the Year is approaching! Join the OSS team and walk on February 24th to support the Orillia Lighthouse.  Go to the Coldest Night of the Year website to join or donate to the OSS Nighthawks team. All donations will go towards the Lighthouse!

Mino Ghizheb OSS,  students who have permission forms for next Friday's February 16th field trip, please have your signed permission forms returned to Shawn in the Andaayang by Monday February 12th.   Thank you for your understanding.

Boozhoo, the Pathways Indigenous Cultural Program will be offering a hand drum making workshop next Tuesday February 13th, 2024 after school from 2:30pm to 4:30pm in the Andaayang. Space is limited, so please sign up in the Andaayang

Aaniin, OSS , next Tuesday February 13th , during second period in the Cafeteria we will have special guest, Chenoa Lacaille who is a Black and Indigenous person coming to talk and share her experiences as part of acknowledgement for black history month.  Interested students please sign up in the main office

 Good Morning Grade 12s,

 Just a reminder for those graduating students who are heading off to college and university, and are looking for free money...

There are two very prominent and lucrative scholarship deadlines fast approaching.

 The Western University National Scholarship

  1. The Canadian Federation of University Women, Orillia Bursary

Please visit their respective websites to apply.

 Also, the Spring College and University Open House schedules are posted on the OUAC webpage. If you haven't made your choice of which post-secondary offer to accept yet, a visit to the school's campuses is a great way to help you with your decision. 

(Ask your homeroom teacher today about how they made their university acceptance decision!)

Lastly, if you are a Grade 12 student who will be graduating this year, BUT wishes to come back to OSS next year in September, please come to the Guidance Office and pick up the Application Form for 12B returning student requests.Be sure to read your school email for graduation updates (Yes, you have had a school email account for the past 4 years!! Please try opening it!!!).

Any girls interested in playing soccer this spring are invited to attend a meeting today at lunch in room 306. Once again......All girl soccer players please attend a meeting in room 306 at lunch.