Tuesday April 19, 2016

                     Daily Announcements                    Tuesday April 19, 2016                                       CAFETERIA –  Tacos and Salads

BALLOON POP – Bring your Toonies today. The Youth Against Cancer Club is having their Balloon Pop in the Plaza. For two dollars you could win amazing prizes like a $25. gift card to Starbucks, plus mugs and bottles.

ANNUAL BOWKER CREEK RUBBER DUCK RACE – Environment Club is selling rubber ducks today at lunch in the Plaza,  for the Rubber duck race this Saturday April 23.  $3. per duck or 2 for $5.

REMINDER – Team Planning and Study Hall this Thursday April 21st.  No Block 3.  Nutty’s Kitchen serving Breakfast Sandwiches!  $3.00

OAK BAY CHOIRS  -had 3 groups win awards at the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival this past week.  “Jazz a Latte” received the Gardiner Shield award for “outstanding performance by a Secondary Choir”.   MENS’ CHOIR won the Adjudicator’s Award for Male Voice Choir.  “Nitesco” received the Geraldine Harris “Joy of Singing” Shield for an “outstanding musical presentation by a youth or school choir”.  This last award is the top award presented at the festival.  All 3 of the groups above will be singing at  this week’s Choral Honours Concert.  It’s particularly exciting that both the MENS’ CHOIR and “Nitesco” will be moving along to the Provincial Competition.  Well done Oak Bay singers!

CHOIR SPRING SING – Thursday 7pm in the Dave Dunnet Theatre.

SENIOR GIRLS RUGBY – BIG CONGRATS – to the Oak Bay Senior Girls Rugby team for taking the Provincial Banner which we are showing off in the office window, check it out!

SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS – This coming Thursday afternoon during blocks 2 and 4, the Science 9 and 10 Honours classes will be presenting their science fair projects in the cafeteria space.  Topics covered range from engineering to microbiology to psychology, but all serve to answer their driving question, what question did they want to answer.  We would like to invite any teachers to bring their classes through to view the projects and ask students questions about their projects.

EPIC SHOWDOWN – Basketball game this Thursday at lunch.  Oak Bay Grads vs Teachers.  Don’t miss it!

WHERE’S NUTTY – This week’s clue from Student Council is: “to solve the hunt you must get,  in the room wired with net.  Crammed with tech and full of code,  Nutty is hidden in this abode!

 OPEN MIC PRESENTATION –  Auditions  this Thursday during focus.  Sign-up sheet outside the Black Box. Everyone welcome to audition.  Open Mic Night next Thursday April 28 @ 7:00 pm in the Theatre.


Kassy Coyne    Una Farrar    CiCi Wang     Joshua Mitchell    Cole Christiaens    Holly Melville                                                Kathleen O’Donnell    &   Jennylyn Casauay


GRAD DINNER DANCE MOVIE – Mr. Carmichael needs photos/videos to make the Grad Dinner-Dance movie ASAP.  It takes many hours to make and he needs to get started now.

Oak Bay Leadership- EARTH WEEK this  week our project we will be running Earth Week from April 18th-22nd.  Today Tuesday April 19th we are doing “Turn it off Tuesday”. For this day, if possible we would like to request that all staff turn off their lights throughout the school in order to conserve power. Wednesday – Water coolers with flavoured water. FRIDAY –Bowker Creek clean-up during focus, meet at the outdoor classroom behind our future field.

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP -reminder to keep raising money this week. Community Leadership is challenging all Advisories to raise money for the SPCA.  The Advisory  with the most money by May 9th  will win a Pizza Lunch for their Advisory.  Advisory Teachers,  your fundraising envelopes are in your mail drawer,  in the office, send a runner to pick them up today to start collecting!

CAREER CENTRE – * Today Tuesday is the last day students can hand in parental authorization forms to Mrs. Giesbrecht for the SD61 Career Fair happening this Thursday April 21. Reminder to students attending the SD61 Career Fair this Thursday April 21st that your bus leaves Cranmore Rd. near the stone pillars at 8:45am.  You will be back to Oak Bay by 10:00 am.

*St. Andrew’s University Scotland will have a representative in the Career Centre at lunch on Monday May 25th.  If you have any questions or would like to learn more about studying in Scotland please attend the presentation.

*uStart Applications are due in to Mrs. Giesbrecht by the end of day Thursday April 21st.  I will be in and out of my office for the next few days so please leave them in the main office if you can’t find me.

*UBC is offering an Intensive French Summer Institute for high school students ages 15 to 18 who have completed grade 9 French.  Gain confidence in your ability to speak French and participate in conversations in this intensive one week course.  Monday to Friday July 4-8, 9am-3:30pm.  $440 + tax until June 3; $453+ tax after.  There are only 30 seats available so register soon at www.cstudies.ubc.ca/high-school  or call 604-822-1444.

*Oaklands Community Association – Youth Leaders In Training 15-18 yrs.  Receive two weeks of in-depth training focusing on leadership skills and then take part in a mentored 4 week work placement at one of the various summer camps in Victoria.  Entry into this program will be determined by an informal interview.  Apply with a cover letter and resume to Ryan Lance by June 15th.  Attention: Ylit Program Coordinator at:  ylit.vic@gmail.com