January 11, 2019

Daily Announcements

January 11th, 2019  

  • CAFETERIA – Pizza
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


All grads please fill in the form for your Yearbook quote.  http://bit.ly/2019babygrad​  Due date is the end of January.

Calling all clubs and groups within the school, Student Council has funding available.  If you are interested email Ms. Simpson (cmsimpson@sd61.bc.ca) with your club name, amount of funds you are requesting and the use for the funds.

Are you interested in becoming a pilot?  Viking Air and the Greater Victoria School District are having an exploration day on Friday February 15th (pro d day) from 9:00am-1:30pm.  Students will explore the world of aviation at Viking Air through interactive and hands-on activities.  If you are interested in applying please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

Hello fellow Oak Bayers, today we’ve received an update as to Nutty’s location.  Please remember as you hear this clue that Nutty has been squished into a piece of paper.  Alright, here is the clue:
Nutty is hidden somewhere heavy and grand when it is played it does not sound bland
There are keys a plenty here
If you’ve lost an article you may be near

DOT – Doors Open to Technology – This one day event will highlight the career opportunities available in the growing technology sector.  Students from grade 9-12 who attend the event will leave with new information, inspiration and experiences that help to shape their future career paths. It is on Feb. 5th from 9:00am to 3:00pm and applications are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by Jan 29th. Interested students can pick up an application in the Career Centre.

Grade 12 students who have NOT written the Graduation Numeracy Assessment are scheduled to write on Tuesday, January 22nd.  This assessment will begin at 8:30 AM in the library and students are given up to 3 hours to complete it.  An email has been sent to the applicable students and their families.  A copy of this email is posted in the front office window along with the list of students who are scheduled to write the assessment.  THIS ASSESSMENT IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION.  Please check this list to make sure that you are on it as you do not want to jeopardize your graduation.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Paas.

A reminder to all students who would like to apply for Live Different, your deadline is TODAY!

The Fairmont Empress is having a Career Fair day on January 24, 2019 from 9am to 12pm in the Crystal Ballroom.  Meet with leaders from their hotel for an on-the-spot interview and see what The Empress has to offer!  Bring your resume.

Women In Trades & Technology – Oak Bay is able to send four girls (grades 9 – 12) to take part in a trades and technology day at Camosun College Interurban Campus on Wednesday Feb. 20th from 9:30am to 2:15pm.  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you would like more information or to apply.  The four seats reserved for Oak Bay will be filled on a first come first serve basis.   Don’t delay! 

Tspray is looking for Math TAs.  Do you want to make a difference?  Do need credits?  Volunteer ours? Reference Letters…ALL blocks….But block E especially.  You need to be in grade 10 or more ….You do not need to be  a math star….you need to care about helping people

Anyone interested in “La Traviata” playing at the Royal Theatre on Tuesday, February 12th @ 7:00pm.  Tickets are $15, see Manjit afterschool in room 213.

Barbs rugby practices start on Monday, January 14th (forwards), Tuesday, January 15th (Backs) and all players on Thursday, January 17th.  Please bring mouth guards and running shoes as we may be indoors depending on the weather. 

Previous Announcements

It is coming up on Math Contest time!
Did you know that there are several Math Contests that students can compete in, for fun or for the challenge, or for the school.
Grade 9 students may write the following:
MathChallengers. Friday, Feb 22. A team of 5 will spend all afternoon at Camosun College Interurban campus to compete against other Island schools. Winning team then goes to Vancouver to compete provincially. A pretest will be needed to choose the team. Please watch for future announcements about that.
The Pascal Contest. Tuesday, Feb. 26, block A. This is a one hour contest right here at Oak Bay, most likely in the cafeteria.
Grade 10 students may compete in:
MathChallengers (for the first time)…same details as for grade 9’s.
The Cayley Math contest…same day, place and time as the Pascal above.
Grade 11 students may compete in the Fermat Math contest…same day, place and time as the Cayley and Pascal contests above
Grade 12 students may write the Euclid contest on Wednesday April 3, most likely all afternoon in the library, though this has yet to be confirmed.
If you are interested in writing ANY of these contests, please speak to your Math teacher, and get old contests to practice on. We will be confirming your desire to write these contests near the end of January as we need to order and pay for them before the contest dates.

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.

Job Opportunities



Help decide how to invest part of the city’s budget! The City of Victoria and the City of Victoria Youth Council are seeking 12 volunteers to serve on the Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee for 2019.  The focus will be on empowering the Victoria community to allocate up to $60,000 in funding for projects or events that benefit youth in the City of Victoria. Applications are due this Friday, January 11th. For more info, please email tara@quadravillagecc.com

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.