November 19, 2018

Daily Announcements

November 19th, 2018  

  • CAFETERIA – Tacos


Athlete of the Month award winners so far this year:
Please see Mr. Fast for your shirt

Month Junior Boy Junior Girl Senior Boy Senior Girl
September Lucas Maffia – vball Amanda Aquino -vball Findlay Day -xc 4th in BC Sophia Berk – fh cpt
October Ian Kerr – soccer Ines Ciccaterri – fh/xc Brandon Thom – vb Alisa Lyesina – 4th overall xc
November Paul Stothers Dawson – rowing Tessa Griffin – vball Patrick Hartmann O’Rouke – soccer Ella Mickleberry – 3 all stars vb

The coaches are very proud of the Senior Girl’s Volleyball Team who went undefeated up until the final at the Island Championships this past weekend in Nanaimo.  They matched up against B.C.’s #1 ranked team and came close to taking them down.  The top 4 teams from the Island landed a berth to the B.C. Championship in Penticton where Oak Bay will likely get another crack at playing Belmont.

 Swim Team News
Our girls got a gold and brought home a trophy for their 400 free relay and the silver in 200 free relay! Congratulations to Johanna and Annika Weir, MacKenzie Larkin, and Bailey Moore. We also placed in 7 other events, and got a 7th, 9th, 11th, 2-14ths, 15th, and 16th Congratulations to all the swimmers this weekend.

  • Boys 200 Medley Relay (Nick Lund, Steven Yu, Hayden Moore, Ethan Moen) came in 14th
  • Girls 50 Free Annika came in 9th (technically she finished in 8th, but the rules are weird)
  • Girls 400 Free Relay (Johanna Weir, MacKenzie Larkin, Bailey Moore, Annika) got the gold! We brought home a trophy!!
  • Boys 400 Free Relay (Navie Singh, Seamus McDonald, Mehtaab Gill, Ethan Moen) came in 14th
  • Boys 50 Breast Nick Lund came in 11th
  • Girls 100 Free Annika came in 7th
  • Mixed 200 Medley Relay (Anouk Dreier, Nick Lund, Hayden Moore, Paulina Delgado) came in 16th
  • Girls 50 Fly Johanna Weir came in 15th
  • Girls 200 Free Relay (Johanna Weir, MacKenzie Larkin, Bailey Moore, Annika) got the silver!

High Tech U for Vancouver Island Youth – UX Day 2018 on December 1st from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Engineering Computer Science Building at UVic.  Applications open on Dec 1st for the seven week program.   To find out more and register to attend please go to their website.

There was a guest in our school who left his purple scarf on the bench outside the cafeteria last Tuesday.  It is very sentimental to him and he hopes for its return.  If you have seen it would you please bring it to the office so it can be returned to him.

Mighty Oaks (Student of the Week) nomination forms are now in the office.  Students and Teachers, let the nominations begin!

Kids for a Cause Club is collecting NEW and warm socks to donate to those in need.  Our goal is to collect a total of 1400 pairs of socks!  Please feel free to bring as many socks as you’d like until December 3rd.  There will be boxes around the school to collect your donations.

Oak Bay High is collecting any used batteries from Nov 16th to Dec 2nd.  Please drop off any battery donations in the boxes around the school.  One AA battery has enough zinc to save the lives of 6 children.

Anyone interested in joining a new club?  Stem Club will be meeting Tuesday, November 20th in room 227 at lunch.  This club will allow you to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering & related activities.

Yearbooks can still be ordered through the Oak Bay High website.

All grade 10’s interested in fun competition, a survivor challenge will be happening on November 20th at lunch.  Sign up is outside the office.

Encounters with Canada is offering $100 off for the Sports & Fitness week from Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, 2019.  During the session you will meet other students who share the same passion for sports and fitness that you do.  You will spend 6 days in Ottawa focusing on promoting a healthy, active lifestyle. Look at the website for more information and if you are interested in applying please see Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre.

 Nov. 22nd University of Toronto will be in the Career Centre at 3:00pm

 AMP or Out of the Timetable Math class.  Would you like to challenge your math class, complete your math class faster or complete 2 math classes in one year or do your math outside of class time with support? come see tspray in room 309. Please sign up here​

Previous Announcements

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 . 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.

Applications for SHAD 2019 are officially open and due by November 19.
A quick refresher on SHAD:
High potential students spend July living at a university while engaging in hands-on learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship.
SHAD looks for grade 10, 11 or 12 students who are: involved in their communities, creative & keen learners
A range of bursaries are available, ensuring the program is accessible to students with demonstrated financial need. Last year, we awarded over one million dollars in bursaries and scholarships. The cost of the program should not be the reason a student does not apply!  See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre if you have any questions.

Grade 11 and 12’s are welcome to attend the university presentations in the Career Centre over the next couple of months.  Check the link below frequently for dates and times as they are subject to change.

Job Opportunities–volunteer


Threshold Housing is hosting a winter carnival to Shine a Light on Youth.
When: December 1, 2018 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where:  Bastion Square
​Assistance is needed with set up/take down, facilitating activities, handing out goodies and ensuring families and youth have fun.
Email if you are interested in volunteering.

Festival of Trees Event Set Up Volunteers – 1150 Douglas St.
There are many positions available such as:
• Tree assemblers
• Tree movers – help us place the trees according to the map
• Placing signage in designated areas
• Assembling tables, chairs, etc.
Please click this link to see how to get involved

Youth volunteer opportunities available to students.