Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

                                                  Daily Announcements

Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017                                                     CAFETERIA – Sushi, Bunwiches & salads

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

Reminder to all Leadership students who signed up to help with the Oak Bay Showcase, happening tonight, please meet Ms. Taggart in the library at 6pm today.

Senior Girls Soccer – Tryouts are on the turf immediately after school today and Thursday this week 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 gym this Thursday the 19th 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. 

MATHCHALLENGERS –  All grade 9 students who are interested in taking part in the MathChallengers competition next month must write a pretest in order for a team of 5, plus alternates, for the competition.     The pretest will take place in room 307 today at lunch. If you have any questions, please see your Math teacher or Mr. Carter in 307 before tomorrow.   There will be only be one seating for that pretest!!”

Oak Bay Jr. B girls basketball team defeated Edward Milne 38 to 14 Monday afternoon.  Today they play at GNS at 4pm.

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.

EVENING OF DANCE – Evening of Dance Tickets are on sale now!  Shows are from 7-10pm on 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 on Monday, January 23rd at 7:25 am in the cafete-ria. Come and learn about this amazing opportunity! Parents are welcome to attend.  For more information contact Ms. Taggart at rtaggart@sd61.bc.ca

HANDBALL TOURNAMENT – Big gym next – 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 bit.ly/gradwriteup2017​ 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 tkubicek@sd61.bc.ca

SENIOR DRAMA PROGRAM –presents – Guilty? a modern adaptation of “12 Angry Men” performance – next Thursday January 19th curtain up at 7 pm $5. adults, $2. Student/Seniors.

 CAREER CENTRE  –Junior Volunteer Program for BC SPCA – Students between the ages of 16 and 18 can apply to volunteer at the SPCA in their new junior program.  There are three positions available.  One is an Adoption Centre Host and the other two are Bio-Security and Kennel Crew positions.  The application for volunteering from Feb – June has to be in by Jan 20th.  Please come and see Mrs. Giesbrecht for a copy of the application.

*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 www.uvic.ca/hinf or email his@uvic.ca

*There will be a Class Afloat presentation in the Career Centre at lunch on Thursday January 19th.   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: www.classafloat.com

*Camosun College Volunteer Fair:    Looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity for the New Year? Want to support your favorite non-profit organizations by volunteering?  Volunteer Victoria invites you to join our Camosun Volunteer Fair on Feb 8th & 9th, 2017 at Camosun College Lansdowne Campus to learn more about and network with non-profit organizations. The Volunteer Fair runs from 10:00AM to 2:00PM each day in the foyer of the Fisher Building. Everyone is welcome!

*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: http://www.findyourfittour.ca

*The University of Victoria is hosting its Annual Mental Health Awareness Event tomorrow,  Wed. January 18, 2017 from 4:30pm-6:30pm in Bob Wright Centre B150.  This free event features keynote speaker Kevin Breel, a comedian and mental health activist with over 4 million views on his viral TED talk; a community update on the various mental health initiatives happening on campus; and a special story-telling performance by UVic students. You can find more information about the event at www.uvic.ca/mentalhealth or at www.facebook.com/events/919514491484152