September 29th, 2020
Are you or is your child needing more support in their courses? Do you just need a quiet space to get some work done? Did you miss a test or other learning due to an absence? Do you need to re-write a test?
Any Oak Bay High student has the following options:
- On the afternoons that you do not have a C block class, as space permits, students are encouraged and welcomed to work in the library. Please check in with the librarian or library clerk upon arrival.
- Every Wednesday afternoon for term 1 (the first half of quarter 1), students can book time with their teacher(s) to receive support. Students should discuss this with their classroom teacher. The library is also open during this time.
- Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, there are staff in the library ready to support students with their learning and/or supervise a test/retest that has been pre-arranged with their classroom teacher. To reserve a seat during one of these days, please talk to your classroom teacher or email Ms Bender (firstname.lastname@example.org). Drop ins are also welcome as long as there is space for all students and staff to remain 6-feet apart with masks on.
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!
UVic – upcoming events to watch for – https://www.uvic.ca/undergraduate/tours-events/events/index.php
Education USA Canada Ivy Plus Student Sessions
These student sessions will include very brief introductions from the schools in attendance (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania, Yale), a discussion around the liberal arts, residential life, admissions, and financial aid, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the admissions process this year, plus ample time for questions submitted by the audience either prior or during the event. There are three options, all geared towards Canadian students!
Canada Ivy+ Student Session 1, Sunday, October 4th, 5:00–6:00 PM EDT
Canada Ivy+ Student Session 2, Monday, October 5th, 8:00–9:00 PM EDT
Canada Ivy+ Student Session 3, Wednesday, October 7th, 8:00–9:00 PM EDT
Oak Bay Field Hockey training sessions are starting Tuesday, September 29th at 3:15 pm on the Oak Bay Turf! Skill development sessions will be offered for girls in grade 9 to 12. All skill levels are welcome. Participants will be divided into groups based on their skill level. Training will be on Tuesday afternoons for all groups, with an extra Friday morning session for advanced players. For more information, please contact Milena Gaiga at email@example.com.
Mrs. Gillespie is challenging the staff to match her and donate $100 to Cops 4 Cancer. Your name will go in to a draw for a prize and if 30 donate, she will dye her hair green.
Any grade 12 student who would like to be added to scholarship prep needs see Mr. Alexander a.s.a.p.
Any student who would like to be added to an outside the timetable class that hasn’t met up yet, please come to the office for a course change form.
**NEW TIME!! Are you considering a business school after high school? A Bachelor of Commerce degree? UVic Gustavson School of Business will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday Sept. 30 at 3:15pm. If you are interested in taking part please email Ms. Giesbrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
SAVE THE DATE – UBC will be hosting a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 21 October from 10.00 am – 11.00 am. This is for all students and any parents that would like to take part in an information session with time for questions at the end. UBC will be sending out a registration link a few days before the event which will be in the daily announcements. Please mark your calendar and look for the registration link closer to the date.
Attention grade 11 and 12 students and parents. The Canadian University Event registration is now live. This year it will take place online and there will be several session you can register to attend. Sept. 28th, 29th, 30th, Oct. 1st, 6th, 8th from 4pm-8pm and Saturday Oct. 3rd, 10am-2pm. The information is now posted on the Oak Bay Career Centre website. https://oakbaycareercentre.weebly.com/whats-going-on
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.
If you missed the AMP meeting yesterday, no worries go see Mr. Spray in room 309 Wednesday afternoons for details. If you do not have math until q2,3 or 4 then u will want to see me ASAP .
Any students who do not have the Oak Bay App can download it here to see daily announcements. Also, daily announcements are posted to the Oak Bay website.
Teaching Assistants Wanted. Do you want to make a big difference in this school? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you need credits? Do you need a great reference letter? Do you love the feeling of helping others? The math department is looking for students to support learning in the classroom. Please complete this form which can be found at the math department website. AND then come and see tspray in 309
Hello grade 9s and grade 10s, would you like to complete 2 math classes this year? Would you like to create space in your grade 12 year? Do you want to complete a math course at your own pace outside of the timetable? If so sign up for our accelerated math program. LINK.
There will be a zoom meeting to answer questions Tuesday September 22nd during lunch time.
You can come to room 309 at lunch too but there is only space for 15 socially distanced students.
AMP links: Google classroom for grade 9:(5pn27eh) Google Classroom for grade 10/11 (tnk3cal) Google Classroom For AMP12:(f7hjuxa)
AND AMP sign up: LINK