September 19, 2018

Daily Announcements

September 19th, 2018      

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Grade 12’s who are looking to apply for the major scholarship awards this year (Loran Schulich, etc), please meet with Mr. Alexander this coming Wednesday @ lunch in the Career Center for an info session.

Fitness 11 to meet in the small gym at lunch today.

Any girls interested in trying out for Sr. Girls Basketball this year there is a very quick meeting in Room 300 at the start of lunch this Thursday.  If you can’t make it, please see Mr. Kinnear before hand.

Anyone interested in completing math faster or completing 2 math classes this year either during the year or during this year and the summer please see tspray in 309 and sign up here​

Anyone that missed getting SWIM TEAM forms last week can get them in the office.

Get your papers out and your pens ready… the annual School Wide Write will take place in all English Classes next Monday and Tuesday. This year’s topic is: LESSON LEARNED.

Rotary Youth Exchange Opportunity
Applications are now out for a Rotary Youth Exchange during the 2019/2020 academic year with opportunities worldwide.  Excellent preparation for life, education, employment and a lot of fun.  Pick up/drop off for applications will be in the Career Centre.   All applications are due Sept 25th.  See Mrs. Giesbrecht for more details.

The Centre for Sport & Exercise Education at Camosun College is having their monthly information session this Thursday, September 20th, from 6-7pm.

Come out and join Intramural Sports Club!  This is a recreational fun activity on Mondays and Wednesdays at LUNCH in the big gym.  Our first sport is Volleyball, so sign up as a team of 6 or an individual. (Teams minimum 3 girls).  Sign up at

Tennis Club meets on Wednesday mornings from 7:00am-8:00am.  Cost is $5 for your first time.  All skill levels welcome.

 Cross Country this week

  • Race Wednesday at Lambrick Park
  • Practice Friday after school
  • New members welcome
  • Join the team Remind by texting @oakbay

CLUB DAY at lunch on September 20th.

Could the following students please see Ms Simpson today
Anna Rioux, Kate Brown,  Nathan brown, Ayden Holmes , Olivia Johnston, James Zhang  Berk, Sophia Katie  Elsner, Leo Galbraith, Marek Gorman, Abbey Kachan, Jasmine Lee, Ava Margolese, Elizabeth McFallon, Kayley McNaughton, Presley Rangel, CRYSTAL NI, Aide Osmond, Tania Dodo, Jessica Troughton, , Zoe Stewart, , Reilly Sinclair,  Hope Sealey, , Stella Redpath, Felicia OrdJulia Morgan Katie Muirhead

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.

 The Canadian University Event will be in our gym on Tuesday September 25th from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  All Oak Bay students will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from 48 universities during this time.  Grade 12’s are invited to come to the gym during block “F” and grade 11 during block “G”.  All students are welcome to attend during Focus Block.  Please refer to the Quick Link “Canadian University Event” on our website to see the attending universities.

The University of Calgary will be in the Career Centre on Friday September 21st at lunch.

Grade 11 students interested in writing the Practice SAT here at Oak Bay on October 10th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm need to sign up as soon as possible.  There are limited exams which will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.  There is a $25 fee which must be paid in advance to reserve your seat. See Mrs. Giesbrecht in the Career Centre to sign up and receive study materials.

Previous Announcements

The school’s all-inclusive club THE GSA or PRIDE club will begin meeting every Tuesday at lunch in Room 208.  Please join us if you are supportive of Gender and Sexuality freedom, comfort and safety for all humans, want to promote rights and  freedom of expression.   We meet to discuss a wide range of issues, and organize a number of events throughout the year.  For more information, contact Mrs. Gillespie in Room 208, or send an email anytime to

 Pacific Opera– Anyone interested in coming to “Beethoven’s Fidelio”, it is playing on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm at the Royal Theatre.  Tickets are $15, if you are interested in going please see Manjit in room 213 after school.

 Wanna make a big difference and get 4 credits doing it?(OR volunteer hours or reference letters…) Come talk to tspray about being a MATH TA.  No HW and tonnes of growing and learning. Sign up here​ and talk to your math teacher or tspray in 309 anytime.

Dr. Gregory Rowe & UVic’s Department of Greek & Roman Studies offers a free Latin Class for Teens.  Registration begins now and more information can be found at  See poster outside the Career Centre for more information.


 Moss Street Market is looking for volunteers.  Volunteers are not expected to participate every Saturday. We ask that they fill out the application though, so that they can be scheduled. At the moment, I am most in need for the Information Tent, Green Team, and Coffee Tent.  Here is a link to our website which has a page explaining the various volunteer positions (Volunteer Information Sheet).  Please take the time to apply if you are interested. Volunteers are given a $5 Market Bucks coupon which can be spent on any vendor in the Market.  I also have a letter which I can send verifying the hours of participation a volunteer has contributed.

 Would you like to volunteer and be a part of the action at the giant Vintage Expo on Friday and Saturday, September 21-22?  They desperately need help with set-up, decorating, ticketing, greeting and welcoming guests, taking pics and videos, helping vendors and guests around the venue, info booth, moving and more.   Please fill out this quick form asap!  As a thank you, volunteers enjoy a full weekend pass to the event for themselves and a guest, free coffee from our generous sponsors at Capital City Café and a special gift from us.  Thank you! We truly appreciate your help in supporting our event and our vibrant vintage community.

 Women in Need With your help we can continue to empower and support over 1200 women each year as they strive for wellness and self-sufficiency.  Contact to express your interest or call 250-480-4006.

Canucks Autism Network is looking for volunteers
I Can Swim Saturdays 4-5:45, Sept. 29th to Nov. 24th at Juan Du Fuca Rec Centre
I Can Play Sports & Be Active, Sat. 1:15-3, Oct. 10th – Nov. 28th at Royal Oak Middle School
I Can Skate 4:30-5:30, Sept. 29th to Dec. 8th  at Juan Du Fuca Recreation Centre
Miscellaneous family and community events throughout the year. Join a team of passionate staff and volunteers! Must be 16 yrs. of age or older.  Apply at