October 15, 2019

Daily Announcements

October 15th, 2019      

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Senior Boys Basketball tryoutsTODAY at 6:30pm in the big gym.

Halloween Dance Tickets
The Halloween Dance is coming up on October 23! Tickets on sale now. Come by the cafeteria at lunch to buy your ticket!

Could any and all Cadets please come to a short meeting in the Black Box during Focus TODAY.

Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey Team for winning the Bridgemann Cup this past weekend.  First time in 18 years an Island team has won this!  Way to go girls!

Handball intramurals are starting up on Wednesday the 16th for Juniors and Thursday the 17th for Seniors! Students must make teams of 10 ( 5 guys & 5 girls, 1 teacher may be included) it costs $1 per person to sign up.  bit.ly/obhandball

Everyone in Best Buddies please check Myoakbay for last minute changes in groups.  Reminder to all Tuesday groups to meet in room 213 at LUNCH!.

Fire Camp for teens (15-18 yrs.) from March 16 – 21, 2020.  This is a great opportunity for our students who are considering firefighting as a career.   Information and applications can be found at either www.metchosinfire.ca or www.sooke.ca .   ALL APPLICATION’S ARE DUE INTO MRS. GIESBRECHT BY 4:00 PM DECEMBER 18, 2019.  The physical exam does not need to be completed until the student is shortlisted but if you can get one easily and with no charge it would be best to get it done early.  The $200 fee does not have to be paid until the student has been offered a seat in the program.  There are 20 seats available and not all applications will receive interviews.

There will be a hygiene drive held by the Interact Club.  Please bring in your extra or new hygiene products to the box set up outside the office.

Send in your photos from this summer to be featured in the yearbook and for a chance to win a $20 Tim Hortons gift card.  Submit photos here.

The University of Toronto will be hosting an information session for grads the evening of October 24th at St Michaels University.  A few different times have been posted for the event so please stand by for confirmation of the exact location on the campus and the time.  Registration is required so please click the link here and complete the form.  https://apply.adm.utoronto.ca/register/?id=93fdf1ea-1071-4cff-a37d-11422be6d056

Oak Bay students and parents are invited to attend the VICE – USA Colleges & University Fair on Oct. 15th in the single gym from 3-5:00 pm at St Michaels University.  For more information on who is attending please join the OakBayCareerCentre Instagram page.

Health Information Science is hosting an Open House on Wednesday October 16th from 4:30 to 6:00 at UVic in the Cornett Building A125.  Enjoy pizza and refreshments while you learn about the dynamic and rapidly expanding field of information technology in health care.  www.uvic.ca/hinf or email his@uvic.ca

Previous Announcements

Student Photo Retakes – Friday, October 18th

Grad Photos October 21st – 25th at Oak Bay Rec Centre.  Sign up at www.mountainwest.ca .  $10 sitting fee (cash only)

Please join the OakBayCareerCentre Instagram page for instant updates of opportunities and information.

The October Creative Writing contest is now open for entries.  The top 3 writers receive a $10 starbucks gift card and a certificate.  See your English teacher or one of the orange posters around the school for more details.

Wanna Make  a Difference at OB?  Come see tspray in 309 to find out how you can become a Math TA.  This is a great way to supports people, learn valuable people skills, get credit or volunteer hours….ALSO Please sign up at the link (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScT9b0cIFjUNVUJ0DLjX7NJPFbrpAADU7EK9uS0CXxDvpqMfg/viewform

Outside the Timetable Courses, please click on the link below

Attention Grade 11 Students
The SAT exam is required to gain entrance into American universities.  A Practice SAT is scheduled to take place at Oak Bay on October 16th from  8:00am – 12:00pm.  Grade 11 students interested in writing the PSAT need to see Mrs. Giesbrecht to sign up, pay a fee of $25.00 and receive study materials.  Seating is limited and will be offered to students on a first come first serve basis.

Job Opportunities

Are you interested in working for Elections Canada for the upcoming election on October 21st?  It’s great experience and pays really well!  If you are 16 years or over as of October 21st, you can apply to Elections Canada:   https://www.elections.ca/content2.aspx?section=job&dir=pos&document=index&lang=e

You can also visit the local office:  The address is 3970 Shelbourne street (the old CIBC building) and the number is: 1-866-723-1359 – you can ask for recruitment and explain that you are from Oak Bay High and were directed to call about participating in the election.

Come see Mr. Alexander in 211 or the Career Center for more info!