Morning Announcements for April 22, 2024
Posted on 04/22/2024

Reminder to keep bringing in food drive donations to your first period class. All donations support the sharing place!

Mino Ghizheb, a reminder, would the students who signed up for the Ribbon Shirt and Ribbon Skirt workshop, please meet in the Andaayang room 222 today at the beginning of lunch for planning and discussion.

The Ultimate Frisbee team will practice after school at 230 on the field. No cleats at this time. For our games tomorrow please meet in the forum at the end of lunch for our departure to Rotary place. Any questions please talk with a coach.

Have you heard the word?  We'll give you the word! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!  That's right, Mary Poppins is coming to OSS this week!  Join Mary, Bert and the Banks family as they fly kites, take magical walks in the park and dance on the rooftops in this full-length Broadway musical.   There will be a school buy-in to see the show THIS THURSDAY, April 25th during periods 4 & 5. Buy-in tickets are $10 and are on sale in the Hawk Shop at lunch!  Cash or debit accepted.

Next week is the National Day for Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, also known as Red Dress Day.  We will be holding a presentation with community members and Elders to raise awareness and honour those who have been lost.  For the next week on the announcements, we are going to share some details about why we honour Indigenous Women and Girls.

 Because of inadequate investigations and reporting, there are estimates of over 4 thousand Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered since the 1970s; in comparison to the statistics of the general Canadian population, this would mean over 60 thousand women have been lost.  Because investigations are inconsistent, if they happen at all, official data is unclear, promoting the idea that Indigenous women and girls do not matter.  Our intent is to change this view and show that Indigenous women and girls do matter and that action must be taken.

 Continue to listen to the announcements over the next week to learn more.

Good Morning Grade 12s!

 Just a reminder that we have lots of new Scholarships and Bursaries for you to check out in the Guidance Office!

 If you live on a farm, or your parents or grand-parents lived on a farm, then you might qualify for the Hensall Farm CO-OP Store Scholarship.

 We also still have copies of the April issue of The Scholarship Report and The Trades Report which gives you access to hundreds of potential post-secondary financial opportunities.

 Other new scholarships include the Skid Watson Orillia YMCA scholarship, The Barrie May Court Scholarship, and the Coldwater Lion’s Club Bursary.

 HUGS is meeting today at lunch in room 332.  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 332.

There will be a mountain bike meeting for all interested students at the start of lunch in room 125. Everyone must attend if they are wishing to be a part of the OSS mountain bike team. See you today in the health room at the start of lunch.

Dance team meets today (Monday) at lunch in room 118 - attendance is mandatory as this is our only practice this week. 





The date to begin your OSAP application is fast approaching. Please go to the OSAP website and run through the registration procedure so that you are ready to go in mid-May when it opens up.


Lastly, be sure to complete the OSS Grad Profile. The link and QR CODE for it can be found in the last email that was sent out to all Grade 12s and their parents.


See Mr. Scott if you have any questions.