January 8, 2019

Daily Announcements

January 8th, 201

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


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.

Would the following students please see Ms. Taggart today in Room 304:
Shaemus Swets
Annika Hall
Leah Zack
Wonton Zhou
Abbie McCutheon
Conor McNair
Evan Stover
Thea Witteeven
Damien Hliwa
Oscar DeGroot
Avery Smith
Leif St Bright

The January Creative Writing contest is now available.  Please see your English teacher or the front office for the prompt.

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.

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.

Thursday, January 10th – Team Planning – No Block C
STUDY HALL – Library and Cafeteria

  • 8:25 – 9:21 – Team Planning
  • 9:26- 10:22 – Block H
  • 10:27 – 11:07 – Focus Block
  • 11:12 – 12:08 – Block A
  • 12:08 – 12:56 – LUNCH
  • 1:01 -1:57 – Block B
  • 2:03 – 2:59 – Block D

 Previous Announcements

 Connect to Care is a student lead group whose mandate is to start conversations about crucial topics that youth are facing.  We are asking for Advisory Teachers to give students some time to complete the following survey (bit.ly/connect2caresurvey).  This survey is anonymous and we are NOT asking for any personal information that would lead to identifying individuals.  Instead, Connect to Care is hoping to gather information about the issue in order to start the conversation in our school.

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.