Morning Announcements for April 24, 2024
Posted on 04/24/2024

Reminder that we potentially have our last try out for everyone right after school on the OSS field.  NO CLEATS!!!

Aww-neen, OSS.  Next week is the National Day for Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, also known as Red Dress Day.  You might have heard of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s residential school research, which included 94 calls to action; you might not know that the government’s National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made 231 calls to action or recommendations. The National Inquiry reported that the violence against Indigenous women and girls is due to race-based genocidal policies and practices, and further found that Two-Spirited individuals, or Indigenous people part of the LGBTQ+ community, are also highly at risk due to forced stereotypical views of gender.  The National Inquiry recommended that women and Two-Spirited individuals must be empowered through cultural opportunities and healing initiatives.  It also recommended changing laws, policies and practices that discriminate against them, among many other calls to action.While the report made these recommendations in 2019, little action has actually been taken.  We can help raise awareness and take action on this topic by coming together next week for a presentation in the Library with Elders, community members and fellow students.  Meeg-wetch.

3 on 3 basketball intramurals are on for Thursday at lunch! Everyone is welcome to come have some fun!  Food Drive- Food Drive- Food Drive! Keep bringing in those donations to your first class! Healthy donations such as chickpeas, oatmeal, canned soup and pasta are needed at the Sharing Place! Great job so far OSS!

Last night the ultimate frisbee team played their first games of the season. Conditions were very challenging with strong winds and rain. While we came up with loses against Bradford and Nottawasaga Pines we had a huge come from behind victory against our local rivalry Twin Lakes to win the game 7-4. Play of the game goes to Ola for the most incredible diving catch in the endzone! Practice after school at 2:30 Thursday.

Boozhoo OSS, today is the Andaayang Drum Program in room 222 during the lunch hour.  Come and learn traditional drum teachings and drumming. 

Aaniin OSS,  there will be a scheduled presentation next Wednesday May 1st, 2024, in the OSS library during second period for awareness and acknowledgment for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Come and listen to Special guests, Elder, Stephanie Sandy and Brittany Simcoe from Rama First Nation. All staff and students are welcome. Students wishing to attend can also sign up in the front office or in the Andaayang.

Mural club Wednesday at lunch. See you there!