January 29, 2019

Daily Announcements

January 29th, 2019      

  • CAFETERIA – Baked Potato & Vegetarian Chili
  • NUTTY’S LOCKER – Closed


Any students who applied for Live Different, please meet in room 206 at lunch on Thursday, January 31st.  It will be a short meeting.

Reminder to students who picked up applications for the upcoming Springboards put on by our district that they are due into Mrs. Giesbrecht by the following dates.
Doors Open to Technology applications are due Jan. 29th
Aviation applications are due Feb. 6th
Women in Trades and Technology applications are due Feb. 8th

All Math 9’s wanting to try out for the school MathChallengers grade 9 team…your “pretest” will take place this Thursday (Jan. 31st) at lunch in room 307. Please bring pencil and calculator, and be on time so you have as much time to answer all the questions…and bring your lunch.
All Math 10 students wanting to try out for the school’s MathChallengers grade 10 team, your pretest will take place next Tuesday (Feb. 5th) at lunch in room 307…same info as above for Math 9’s.
As previously mentioned, there will be only one seating for these pretests, so add the appropriate date to your calendar.
The contest takes place on Feb. 22 at Camosun College Interurban campus and requires all of that Friday afternoon, so pink release forms will be needed, as well as rides to and from the campus that day.

The Interact Club is selling hockey tickets for the Saanich Junior Braves game taking place on Friday, February 15th at 6:30pm at Pearkes Arena.  Tickets are only $5.00 and all the proceeds go to Soap for Hope.  Tickets can be bought in the school office.  If you have any questions please email leahs7521@sdlearn.ca.

There will be a meeting for all students interested in playing GIRLS RUGBY this season on Thursday, January 31st in room 302 at lunch.

Lunar New Year celebrations, February 4th from 5:00-8:00pm.  We will be making dinner in the foods room at no cost.  On February 5th the celebration continues  in the Cafeteria at lunch with games and food.  Come and join us.

Reminder to all students who have application forms for the Aviation Springboard and the Doors Open to Technology Springboard to get your applications into Mrs. Giesbrecht as soon as possible

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.  Applications are due to Ms. Giesbrecht by February 6th.

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.

Any grade 9 or 10 student wishing to try out for one of the MathChallengers teams, please see Mr. Carter in room 307 to sign up. The pretest needed to choose the 5 team members (plus a couple of alternates) will take place very soon, so please keep watch in these announcements as there will be only one opportunity to take part in that pretest. Don’t miss out!!

Also, please let YOUR MATH TEACHER know if you plan to write one of the contests near the end of February (Pascal, Cayley or Fermat). The deadline for ordering is not very far in the future and we’d like firm numbers of contestants so we get the right number of contests.

Previous Announcements

Grade 11 students who may want to attend University of Alberta can apply to fly free to the university in Edmonton for the weekend of May 24-26.   Apply before Feb. 10, 2019.    https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions/undergraduate/tours-and-events/boarding-ualberta

University of King’s College – Halifax will host an information evening on Tuesday, February 5th from 7-8pm (doors open at 6:30) at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, Cowichan Room.  Attendees can apply to King’s for free (save $65!) Learn more & RSVP at www.ukings.ca/bc-info . Get in touch with kimberly.gosse@ukings.ca if you have any questions.

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!

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

O’Keeffe Automotive Service on 1220 Newport Avenue is looking for a part-time worker to come in a few days a week after school to do some basic office work (filing, data entry, etc.).   Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying.



Tsukino-Con 2019 Volunteer Opportunity – Tsukino-Con is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual anime, games, and Japanese culture convention on campus. We support a variety of charities including Child’s Play, the BC SPCA, as well as the Mustard Seed and UVIC Food Bank. This year’s event will be February 22-24, 2019.  There are several areas to volunteer, like registration, concession and snack bar, janitorial, coat check, info booth and so much more.  For more information on volunteering please click http://tsukinocon.com/volunteer/ .

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.