Daily Announcements

November 5th, 2018    

  • CAFETERIA – Tacos


Anyone interested in joining a new club??  Kids for a Cause (formerly Me to We) come on up to room 304 at lunch TODAY.

Calling all skateboarders, scooter-riders, and BMXers, and those interested in having a say in the reconfiguration of Carnarvon Park, come to Rm 218, TODAY AT LUNCH!

There will be a mandatory AMP meeting Thursday during focus in room 305.    This is for all students who are completing math classes faster.  Please bring your current materials.  If you need to work on other courses, please bring that as well.   It is not too late to join AMP.  ALL are welcome.  Please bring any questions you might have regarding the program.

Come out and cheer on your SENIOR GIRL’S VOLLEYBALL TEAM as they battle it out against the top teams on the Lower Island on Tuesday.  First game is at 5:30 pm against Reynolds, 6:45 pm versus Claremont and finally 8 pm against the top ranked team in the province – Belmont.  This will be the first and only time you’ll be able to watch the team in action at Oak Bay High as they head to Nanaimo for the Islands next week.

The Oak Bay cross country senior boys team won their fourth straight BC high school championship on Saturday at Beban Park in Nanaimo.  Congratulations to Findlay Day (5th), Jack Boden (11th), Joe Robertson (21st), Brodie Cote (29th), Michael Barber (38th), Zach Charlesworth (60th)  and Jeremy Carder (116th).  A total of 30  teams and 262 runners completed the 6.2 km course.  The senior girls team won the bronze medal.  Congratulations to Alisa Lyesina (4th), Delaney Chan (22nd), Sarah Bryan (37th), Ines Ciccateri (75th), Tayah Giesbrecht (100th), Jasmine Lee (104th) and Presley Rangel (120th). A total of 26 teams  and 216 individuals completed the 6.2 km course.  The junior boys team finished in 10th place led by Sonny Miller in 34th.  The Oak Bay senior boys and senior girls have each won a record 12 BC high school cross country championship banners.

For international students in grade 10-12 who need volunteer hours.  Volunteer Victoria will be in room 202 (ISP room) TUESDAY, November 6th during FOCUS to help explain the process.

Ski/Snowboard Team – EXTRA information packages are available in the office on the counter.  Please return completed forms to Mrs. Horwood’s BOX in the office, along with your cheque or a request to pay with school cash online.  Our next meeting is on Thursday, November 15th at lunch in the Black Box.  See you then!

Wednesday Nov. 7th – McGill will be in the Career Centre after school.

Wednesday Nov. 7th – UVic will be in the Career Centre at lunch.

AMP or Out of the Timetable Math class.  Would you like to challenge your math class, complete your math class faster or complete 2 math classes in one year or do your math outside of class time with support? come see tspray in room 309. Please sign up here​

Previous Announcements

Cst Perry has set up a questions/concerns box at the table in the counsellor center. Please feel free to forward any questions/concerns to Cst Perry in this manner or email her at sperry@oakbaypolice.org . Starting in November Cst Perry will be posting her office time at OB High through the morning announcements. She encourages everyone to come by to see her about any questions they may have or just even to chat.

Everyone ready for the creative writing prompt for the November writing competition—-
This will be the first line of your story–

  • She held my shaking hand so tight that I felt safe and sorry at the same time.

For more details contact your English teacher.
Contest closes at 3:00pm on Thursday November 22nd. 

Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Volleyball team (ranked #6 in the province) on another fine performance vs BC#3 Claremont last night.  After being dominated in the first set, and down 19-11 in the second, the Barbers battled back for an exciting 29–27 win.  Oak Bay hosts several ranked teams this weekend in our own gym, starting with BC #2 “A” Credo Christian Friday after school, and BC #10 “AAA” Argyle at 7:30pm.  Lower Island Semis and Finals will be at Oak Bay Nov 5, starting at 5:30.

A Soldier For A Day in BC – is a grade 10 to 12 interactive, one day seminar to introduce students and parents to the paid volunteer community service opportunities offered by your BC Army Reserve.  Saturday November 17 from 9:30am to 4:00 pm at LGen E. C. Ashton Armoury – 724 Vanalman Ave.

Southern Gulf Islands Fire/Rescue Cadet Camp – Are interested in firefighting as a career?  Apply now for the Fire Fighters Camp which will take place over spring break from March 18th to 23rd.  Successful applicants will be staying and working day and night at the fire hall.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible to let her know that you will be applying and to pick up an application. The medical appointment need not happen until the student has an interview scheduled for late November and the $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program.  Applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by November 7th so they will make it to the program organiser by November 8th.  NOTE: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE ON THEIR WEBSITE IS INCORRECT (IT IS NOT NOVEMBER 16TH).  Don’t delay your application.  Get it is to Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as you can.

Applications for SHAD 2019 are officially open and due by November 19.
A quick refresher on SHAD:
High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship.
SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners
A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply!  See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you have any questions.

Grade 11 and 12’s are welcome to attend the university presentations in the Career Centre over the next couple of months.  Check the link below frequently for dates and times as they are subject to change.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1q9G6IGT3LQ8SZhoi3560vMWAZqXAb_rmJGIwmJIb2io/edit?ts=5b96d1ec

Job Opportunities



Festival of Trees Event Set Up Volunteers – 1150 Douglas St.
There are many positions available such as:
• Tree assemblers
• Tree movers – help us place the trees according to the map
• Placing signage in designated areas
• Assembling tables, chairs, etc.
Please click this link to see how to get involved

Deck the Halls! Nov. 14th 3:30 – 9:00pm at The Bay Centre
– Wednesday, November 14, 2018 3:30 pm –9:00pm (or a portion of)
– The Bay Centre – 1150 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
– There are many positions available such as:
Registration Desk
Prize Distribution
Event Set Up – tables, chairs, etc.

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.

Volunteers needed…World Accordion & Tango Festival – Nov 10-16, 2018.  For more information on how you can help please check the website at www.watf.ca and apply to j.milojevic1@yahoo.com