October 30, 2020

Daily Announcements

October 30th, 2020


Connect to Care is hosting a pumpkin carving contest TODAY outside the Cafeteria!  First come, first serve so come at 11:35.  Prizes will  be awarded!  So be prepared to bring your ideas to life in 40 minutes.

Western University will not be hosting an Oak Bay event this year but would like interested students to check out their interactive experiences online.  You can do this at your convenience from home.  To register and learn more about the university and the application process please click the link.  https://welcome.uwo.ca/presentations/index.html

Students, remember to log in to MyEd this week to check your schedules for quarters 2 – 4.   There may have been changes over the last 2 months.  Course change forms need to be handed back in to the office by November 2nd.  The office will not be printing schedules.  If you have not set up your account yet, a computer generated password was emailed to your sd61learn account.

We are starting an “Anti-Racism” club.  If you would like more information please come to a lunchtime meeting Wednesday, November 4th in 309 with tspray.  Bring your lunch.  Please join the google classroom using the code   gbgb6oa  Please complete this form: Form before coming

The Yearbook Committee are collecting photos for the Summer Student Life section in the Oak Bay High Yearbook. Please upload any of your summer photos with Oak Bay students in them for the yearbook. All people who submit photos will be entered into a draw for a $25 Tim Hortons Gift Card. Use link http://bit.ly/oakbaysummer to upload photos.

All students interested in joining Best Buddies this year, please join the google classroom.  The code is  jmbi2pn or go to room 313 to see Ms. Kubicek & Ms. Kinnear at lunch this week.  Everyone welcome

The following university zoom information session will take place over the next few weeks. Please email Ms. Giesbrecht sgiesbrecht@sd61.bc.ca for the links.
Camosun College – Nov. 2nd @ 7:00pm **New**
University of Alberta – Nov. 3rd @ 3:15pm
Canadian Coast Guard – Nov. 4th @ 11:45-12:30pm **New**
Acadia University – Nov. 5th @ 3:15pm
Dalhousie University – Nov. 9th @ 3:15pm
McGill University – Nov. 12th @ 3:15pm
St. Francis Xavier – Nov. 17th @ 3:15pm
Ryerson University – Nov. 24th @ 3:15pm

NCAA information session for Canadian student-athletes.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT  REGISTER HERE
Education USA hosts guest speaker Elizabeth Thompson, NCAA Associate Director of International Education and Outreach, as she will review the NCAA eligibility process for Canadian students. The session will be about 45 minutes with plenty of time for Q&A. Education USA information sessions are free of charge.

To All Students & Families – Our office team has been busy this week emailing temporary, computer generated passwords to any student who has not accessed their My Education BC student account. Next week, students will need to login to MyEd and view their “current schedule” to see quarter 2 through 4 schedule changes.  As we were making necessary adjustments during the past two months, it is likely that a student’s quarter 2, 3 and 4 schedule has changed.  We will NOT be printing timetables.  The only way for students to view this is through MyEd.  Please see instructions here: https://edpuzzle.com/media/5f7b87c420cb44409e9f4af1  NOTE: Students login to MyEd using their student number not their email address.  When setting up your account, please use a computer first, then you can sign in on your phone once your account is set up.

Acadia University (Nova Scotia) will host a zoom information session for Oak Bay students on Nov. 5th at 3:15pm.  If you would like the link to the zoom please email Ms. Giesbrecht sgiesbrecht@sd61.bc.ca

​If you missed the webinar on Oct 15th you can join this one.  British Columbia Webinar  https://admission.uoguelph.ca/events/webinar-series  Calling all British Columbia applicants – on Wednesday, October 28th, 4:00pm-5:00pm (PT), your invited to learn more about the U of Guelph degree programs, campus life, student services and more! Register on our webinar series page today for this live event!  Check out our 2021 domestic viewbook online! https://issuu.com/uofgadmission/docs/uofg_2021_viewbook_final_pages

Previous Announcements

The GSA or Gay/Straight Alliance is meeting again in Room 208 at lunch every Tuesday.  All students are welcome.

Cultural Connections Club will be meeting in Room 225 on Tuesday’s at lunch. The Club brings together different cultures from around the world by  having domestic and international students learn more about each other through food, movies, language and conversation. All are welcome to join!

Have you ever thought about working in the Film industry?  Join Brian Globus from the Vancouver Island South Film And Medial Commission for an 11:25am Zoom on October 28th.   Email Ms. Giesbrecht in the Careers Center for information and registration!

For all the latest information and regular updates from the Career Centre please click https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on

UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php

TEAC 105 – Explorations in Technology at Camosun  (grades 10-12) February 2021 start date.
Students interesting in exploring mechanical engineering, electronics, civil engineering and computer science will be introduced to career options and basic skills to help support their post-secondary decision making.  This course is on Friday afternoons for 13 weeks.  There is an application fee of $43.51 but students do not pay for the course.  Please contact Ms. Giesbrecht if you are interested in applying.