Thursday, January 19, 2017

                                                  Daily Announcements

Thursday January 19, 2017                                           CAFETERIA – Red Barn Hot Dogs & salads

Tonight – THE SENIOR DRAMA PROGRAM –presents – “Guilty?” a modern adaptation of “12 Angry Men” performance – curtain up at 7:00pm. $5.00 adults, $2.00 Student/Seniors at the door

 SENIOR GIRLS SOCCER  – Tryouts are on the turf immediately today right after school for any interested players.

POLE VAULT CLINIC – Any students interested in trying Pole Vault there will be a beginners clinic for OB students only in the small practice gym tonight at 6:30. Bring PE clothing and a friend and come try a new event. It is for boys and girls! See Mr. Sheffer for any questions. 

EVENING OF DANCE – Evening of Dance Tickets are on sale now!  Shows are from 7-10pm this Tue. Jan 24, Wed. Jan 25 and Thurs. Jan 26.  Tickets are being sold at the accounts office (to the right of the main office), during school hours. Get your tickets early as shows do sell out!​ Students/Seniors $8, Adults $1

Duke of Edinburgh Program Information Session – Are you interested in learning more about the Duke of Edinburgh Program? If so, join us for an informational session this Monday, January 23rd at 7:25 am in the cafeteria. Come and learn about this amazing opportunity! Parents are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Ms. Taggart at

Please pick-up – MountainWest Grad photo proof packages in the office for: Geraldine Calderon,   Bina Han, Amanda Kulzer, Misha McDiarmid, Lillian Ma, Saisia Prangrat,   Isaiah Romanow, Christian Dale Tolete, Haruka Tokubuchi, Coco Wong, Catherine Xu, Mona Yamada & Hirai Yamaguchi.

OPERA FANS – the Magic Flute by Mozart is playing at the Royal Theatre on Tuesday February 14th. at  7:00 pm. Tickets for students are $15.   Students interested should see Manjit after school room 213.

HANDBALL TOURNAMENT – Big gym this – Mon, Tues, & Wed, January 23, 24,&25.  Sign-up sheet is in the office. Winners receive a pizza lunch. Each team must have a girl on the court at all times.

 2017 YEARBOOK  Grad Write ups: Grade 12’s please submit your grad write up by Tuesday, January 31st.  for the 2017 Oak Bay Yearbook. The write up must be a maximum of 100 words.  Go to​ to submit your entry.  Your write up may include anything you would like, a quote, well-wishes, memories, etc. The write up must be a maximum of 60 words, or will need to be edited by yearbook staff. If you have any questions, or concerns please email Tessa Kubicek at

CAREER CENTRE  – There will be a Class Afloat presentation in the Career Centre at lunch TODAY– Class Afloat offers rigorous and internationally acclaimed academic programs for Grade 11, 12, University and Gap year students while they sail the world’s oceans aboard a majestic tall ship. Class Afloat has a long legacy of commitment to academic excellence, community service, leadership and personal development since first setting sail over 30 years ago:

*Fairmont Empress Career Fair Grade 11/12 students Thursday, January 26th, 2017    Crystal Ballroom 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    –   Do you have Empress-ive talent? If so, we invite you to join our team.

We are recruiting for colleague positions in the following areas:

 Food and Beverage (Servers, Hosts and Junior Servers),

 Banquets (Servers and Porters),

 Culinary (Cook’s Assistants, Journeypersons and Chef de Parties),

 Pastry (Cook’s Assistants, Journeypersons and Chef de Parties)

 Stewarding (Stewards Helper’s),

 Front Office (Guest Agents and Guest Services Coordinators),

 Fairmont Gold (Attendants),

 Guest Services (Porters),

 Housekeeping (Housepersons, Room Attendants and Turndown Attendants)

 Royal Service (Agents),

The focus of this Career Fair will be on our Spring Recruitment. This is an event not to be missed!

Please join us in our beautiful Crystal Ballroom and arrive at the porte-cochere entrance off Belleville Street. Please bring your resume, ID and dress to Empress.

Are you not able to attend in person? Please feel free to submit your resume on The open house ends promptly at 12pm. Due to demand, if we are unable to meet with you, we will accept your resume and follow-up accordingly.

*St. Michaels University is offering grade 11 Oak Bay students an opportunity to take a SAT Prep Course this Spring to prepare them for the June SAT exam.  It’s on Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays starting on April 8th and ending on May 31st .  Please see Mrs. Giesbrecht for more details on how to register and receive a discount.

*The School of Health Information Science at UVIC  is hosting its Spring Open House on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, from 4:30 pm ¬– 6:00 pm, at the University of Victoria’s Hickman Building, room 110. Students are invited to learn more about this exciting field by talking with our faculty and students.   The career opportunities for graduates are worldwide, diverse and exciting with starting

salaries exceeding $55,000. The program includes 12 months of paid workplace experience in the healthcare field.  Pizza and refreshments will be served.  For more information visit or email

*Glanford Middle School is hosting the WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour on Thursday, Jan 26th and Friday, January 27th, 2017.   Find Your Fit (FYF) is an opportunity for students (grade 5 – 12) to explore in-demand occupations and the skills and duties associated with those industries through eight different hands-on, engaging activities. If you are wanting to know more about the Find Your Fit tour, please go to the following link: