November 27, 2018

Daily Announcements

November 27th, 2018   

  • CAFETERIA – Baked Potato & Vegetarian Chili


Nov. 27th – Camosun College in the Library at lunch

Nov. 28th – University of Alberta in the Career Centre at after school

Dec. 4th – MacEwan University will be in the Career Centre at lunch.

Our Sr. Boys Volleyball team is holding a Food Bank Drive as part of the BC Championships.  They will be collecting items to be donated to our local food bank on Monday Nov 26.  You can help this drive by bringing your donations to the school, and dropping them in the box in the office, or dropping off in room 236.  The Mustard Seed has indicated that cereals and cooking oils are some of their greatest needs at this time.

 Barbs Rugby TRYOUTS

  • Juniors – November 27th & December 4th
  • Seniors – November 29th & December 6th

 Cultural Connection Club will be hosting a Games Night on Wednesday, November 28th at 5:00pm in the Cafeteria.  Come for Pizza, games and a chance to make new friends!  Everyone Welcome.  Sign up outside room 202.

**High Tech U will be in the Career Centre for an information session on Thursday Nov. 29th at lunch.**
HighTechU is a non-profit initiative of the UVic Department of Computer Science, developed in collaboration with members of the Greater Victoria technology and education sectors, which seeks to build our community through technology-focused experiential learning opportunities for Vancouver Island youth.

There will be three cohorts of 15 students from district 61, 62 and 63 chosen to take part.  If students show up to the UX Day 2018 on Dec. 1st there will be people there to help students apply on the spot.

 Blyth Academy is a private high school in Ontario currently with fourteen campuses. Each school is designed to be a boutique of 50-150 students and has an average class size of seven. Blyth Academy offers a comprehensive full-time program, as well as part-time, private, semi-private, summer school, and online classes.  There will be an information session here in Victoria on Sunday December 9th from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm. Stayed tuned for the location.

Upcoming at UVic
Discover UVic will be held on December 3 from 6:30-9:00pm on campus.  This event allows students to chat directly with each faculty they are interested in, in addition to admissions, awards, housing, co-op and career services and recruitment.  The Victoria event will also offer a student panel and a special alumni guest speaker.  Event registration is online.  Students, parents and counsellors are welcome to attend.

For any student interested in Computer Science and STEM areas, there is another event they will find worthwhile.  Offered in partnership with local youth-serving and STEM-focused community organizations including Rethink Thinking, Battlesnake, HackUVic, FIRST Robotics BC, UVic’s Let’s Talk Science, and Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair, this FREE event is an opportunity to learn more about some of the great programs available for youth interested in science and technology on Southern Vancouver Island.

UX DAY will run on December 1 from 10AM – 4PM on-campus at the University of Victoria, with information sessions taking place throughout the day for HighTechU and information booths and presentations available all day from other community partners.  This event is open to PARENTS, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS looking to find out more about HighTechU and other local STEM programs.

Shoe Box is here!  This year we are working with The Shoebox Project, they aim to help local single mothers.  The donation criteria is different this year.  We are mainly looking for small warm clothing like gloves or socks, hygiene items like floss or soaps. For more details check out Donation drop off is in the office.

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.

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.

Previous Announcements

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.

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.

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.