February 18, 2020

Daily Announcements

February 18th, 2020

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GOLFERS!! It is nearly golf season, and that means we need to get you signed up for tryouts and this year’s team. Please come to room 307 this Thursday, Feb. 20 at the start of LUNCH. There is very important paper work that needs to be sent home, and some to fill out here at the school to get things started.  If you are unable to make that meeting, please see Mr. Carter in room 307 at a time as close to that as possible.

For all of those interested in Track and Field this year please attend the first meeting TODAY at lunch in the big gym. Everyone is welcome! If you cannot make the meeting please see Mr. Sheffer.

For all those students interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee for OBH please come to a short meeting at Lunch in the BIG gym on Wednesday at lunch.
There will be a signup sheet.
If you cannot make the meeting then please email your name, grade and birthday to davep@islandnet.com or leave your name with Janna White in the office to pass onto Dave P.
We will be looking to build on our successes at last year Provincials on the mainland. Thanks and all students are welcome.

Reminder:  Women in Trades Exploration Day is coming up on Feb 26th Please get your applications in to Mrs. Giesbrecht TODAY.
There will be a Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) event on Wednesday February 26th in partnership with Camosun College at the Interurban Campus.  Lunch and transportation will be provided to and from Camosun College Interurban Campus. Each student will take part in two trades and two technologies throughout the day.  Group 1 will explore Electrical, Carpentry, Computer Science, and Civil Engineering.  Group 2 will explore Sheet Metal, Automotive, Electronics, and Mechanical Engineering.   Seats are limited so don’t delayGet your application in the Career Centre and hand it in to Mrs. Giesbrecht by February 18th.

School Musical “Fiddler on the Roof” – Tickets can be purchased at the school, online here, or Ivy’s Bookstore.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Open to anyone, Digital Photo Contest. Theme is “RETRO”

 Mathletes please remember to let your Math teacher know if you are planning to writing one of the Pascal, Cayley or Fermat Math contests and bring $1 to him or her. We will need firm numbers soon to order the contests!

Previous Announcements

SD61 and West Coast Adventure College are partnering together to offer an amazing 8-week program (July & August 2020) for students interested in exploring the Adventure Tourism Industry. TALE -Tourism And Leadership Exploration Program …provides students with a foundational knowledge in wilder-ness first aid, navigation, leadership and communication skills, risk management, trip planning and survival skills. Upon completion of the program,  students will acquire 8 high school credits and an invaluable connection with a local tour-ism company through a 4-week work experience placement. Representatives from TALE will be at Oak Bay outside the Career Centre on February 25 at lunch. Drop by to get more information or see Mrs. Giesbrecht for an application.

 Grade 11 & 12’s – Are you interested in getting a behind the scenes look at how The Royal BC Museum works?  SD61 and The Royal BC Museum have coordinated a day on Tuesday March 3rd from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to give students an opportunity to learn the career paths and meet the people who make the Museum function successfully.  Careers of interest are Archivists, Curators, Conservationalists, Carpenters, Exhibit Designers, Graphic Designers and Marketers. There will be interactive hands on activities to enhance the learning.  Application can be picked up in the Career Centre and must be handed back in to Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible, no later than February 20th.  Seating is very limited so don’t delay.

Mini Med School 2020 – Victoria
Grades 10-12 are invited to attend Mini Med School on April 2 from 8:30-3:30pm at the Royal BC Museum.  Students will have the opportunity to engage with world-class researchers and health professionals, learn about the latest medical research, explore the diverse careers available in science and medicine while networking with like-minded students.   Admission is FREE.  Student registration will be available online on Monday, February 10 at 4 p.m. at www.minimedschoolbc.ca.  Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so we encourage students to register as soon as registration opens.

Outside the Timetable Courses, please click on the link below

Job Opportunities

Are you looking for work over the spring break?  St. Michaels is looking for Cultural Ambassadors to work with Japanese students during spring break.  You must be between 13 and 18 year of age, have an interest in Japanese culture, be able to reach out and make connections with students whose first language is not English. For more information on specifics please see the poster outside the Career Centre. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4kWvfoRNlSKxcOY4QZ7xu4d_EuT_IRX23GNKW09BcT4nkzg/viewform?usp=sf_link   The deadline to submit applications is 4:00 pm on Friday January 31, 2020.


Youth Volunteer | Youth 2020 Can
If you are between 15 and 29 you’re invited to join Youth 20/20 Can! Volunteers meet regularly to share ideas about projects, events, or activities that matter to them they want to lead and manage in community. Once youth have identified projects, the volunteers partner with community members to plan and host events, activities, or projects – everything from learning about food security issues, to creating murals, and hosting activities at festivals and conferences. Volunteers are supported by Youth Engagement Workers who help coordinate events and activities and meet with youth to make sure their needs are being met.
Benefit to Volunteer:  Volunteers are invited to participate in 3 free training sessions over the course of the year on topics that are chosen by youth to help them build skills and learn.
Time Commitment:  Participate in planning, volunteering, and/or training events for an average of 10 hours per month.
Contact:  Meghan Soutar at meghan@volunteervictoria.bc.ca

Environmental Volunteer | Greater Victoria Green Team
Join the Greater Victoria Green Team and help restore habitat throughout the Capital Regional District. We post upcoming volunteer activities on our Meet-up page (https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/). We have about 60 activities per year ranging from 3-5 hours long. The program is very flexible to join – you can sign up for as many activities as you would like! Activities range from removing invasive plants, planting native vegetation, cleaning up the shoreline and helping out on local farms!
English Language Comprehension:  Working proficiency.
Benefit To Volunteer:  There are many benefits to volunteering with our Team:
Learn about local parks
Help restore ecosystems!
Learn about different ecological restoration techniques
Learn how to identify plants in a hands-on way
Get exercise outdoors
Develop team-work and leadership skills
Great volunteer references letters provided!
Time Commitment:  Start anytime! We run 60 activities per year that take place all year long!  Join our Meet-up team here (no volunteer application necessary): https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/
Contact:  Amanda Evans (Program Manager of the Greater Victoria Green Team): amanda@greenteamscanada.ca, 778-677-9078, https://www.meetup.com/Greater-Victoria-Green-Team/

Multiple positions | The Mustard Seed 
We have volunteer positions available to be filled throughout the entire organization, but currently the biggest need would be saving food at the Food Rescue Distribution Centre in Esquimalt.
Time Commitment:  These positions are 9 am – noon shifts available Monday through Saturday.
Description Of Volunteer Position:  This position handles cleaning and gleaning of produce and foodstuffs brought in from around Victoria. Through the work of these folks thousands of pounds of good fresh produce stays out of the landfills each week, providing food for thousands of local families and individuals.
Benefits To Volunteer:  Besides helping thousands of folks and the environment, this position also develops many transferable interpersonal, management and leadership work skills. Come join the community serving community to help balance out social, economic and the gaps which exist locally.
English Language Comprehension:  Working proficiency.
Contact:  Please let us know if you’re interested in this or other volunteer opportunities with us by email volunteer@mustardseed.ca or ask for Ted at 250.220.6991.

Leisure Assistant Volunteer | Recreation Integration Victoria
Recreation Integration Victoria is looking for volunteers to help individuals with disabilities become more active and involved in their communities. Participate in recreational and leisure activities you enjoy while providing companionship for others. No experience required.
English Language Comprehension:  Working proficiency
Benefit To Volunteer:  You will gain knowledge and skills in supporting a persons with a disability and as well will have a major role in improving inclusion for peoples with disabilities.
Time Commitment:  Flexible time commitments.  Let us know what your schedule is like.
Contact:  Contact Katie the Leisure Assistance Coordinator at 250-477-6314 ext. 205 or volunteers@rivonline.org.