Daily Bulletin Friday, December 15, 2017  - Day 1

Administrative/General Information-

  • The Hunger Games are coming to OJSH. Student Council is sponsoring a food bank drive in the form of a competition between all of the Block 1, Day 1 classrooms. Each day will have a different theme. The theme will determine what foods should be brought in by students. The class that brings in the most food over the course of the week will win a pizza party as a prize.
    • Monday, December 18th, the theme will be Box Day- students are encouraged to bring in any boxed non-perishable goods.
    • Tuesday, December 19th, it will be Can Day- students are encouraged to bring in any canned goods.
    • Wednesday, December 20th, it will be Christmas Dinner Day -students can bring in goods such as boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other Christmas Dinner staples.
    • Thursday, December 21st, it will be Free for All Day – on this day students can bring any goods from the last three days that they may have forgotten.
    • Friday, December 22nd -the final day of the food drive competition -will have a Breakfast Nook theme -students should bring in food for the Breakfast Nook in the wraparound room- jam, granola bars, apple sauce, fruit cups, juice boxes, hot chocolate and plastic knives, spoons and forks.
    • The Student Council will be selling Christmas Candy gram candy canes at lunch from December 18th to December 21st. The candy canes will be handed out in Block 3 on December 22nd.
    • On December 18th, the Student Council will hold an Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Contest.
    • On December 19th, Mr. Lobo will be running his Annual Turkey Shoot.
    • On December 20th, there will be a Door Decoration Contest between Block 1, Day 1 classrooms. The class with the best decorated door will be decided on December 20th at lunch and will be announced in Block 3. The winning class will earn a pizza party as their prize.
    • On December 21, Student Council will hold a Christmas Hat Day. Students can wear school appropriate Christmas themed hats to school.
    • The last day of school before holidays, December 22nd, the Student Council will hold a Pajama Day and show Christmas movies at lunch.
  • Locker avalanche? Binders exploding? Homework MIA? If you're in Grade 8 or 9 and having trouble keeping yourself organized, but want to do better and want the strategies for high school success, we have a team coming to our school who can help you get there! A $5 registration fee gets you professional services and the materials you need to carry your newly learned skills out of group and into your life. If you're interested, ask your teacher, Ms. Schmidt-Peterson, Mrs. Villneff or Ms. Dundas.  
  • Students who love to write!!  There is a YouthWrite camp being held at the end of January in Edmonton for students 12 to 19.  Stop by the counselling area to pick up information if you are interested.
  • Attention bus students. Please do not walk through the parking lot. There is a cleared path, please use it.
  • Just a reminder to students that if you are not staying after school for extracurricular activities you should not be hanging around.
  • Parking passes can be picked up in the office. All vehicles must have parking passes displayed!!!

 ART CLUB –

  • Art Club is up and running again!!

 ATHLETICS -   

  • A fitbit and wedding band were left on the table in the gym on Wednesday night.  If anyone has any information on their current location please see Mr Lougheed right away.  The owner is offering a reward for their safe return.  
  • Basketball players - you have till Friday to submit apparel orders to Mr Lougheed - not late additions will be accepted

BAND –

  • High School Music students involved in the U of A Honour Band please submit your forms and money to Mrs. Anderson by Friday December 15th.

 CALM Students –

  • This course needs to be completed before the Christmas Break.
    • Unit 5 Due Dec. 22
  • CALM Presentations:
    • There were 12 presentations scheduled this semester, and students were required to attend 4.  Hand in any assignments that may still be in your binders or lockers to the office.  See Power School (PS) for the mark of submitted presentation assignments.  This is also where you can see how many you submitted.

GRADS-

  • Yearbooks are available on the NGPS School Cash Online site until March 1st. $30.00.  You can add your name to your yearbook for only $5. Also, please note that the Grad Write Up/Baby Photo submission form has been posted to your Facebook page and around the school. These submissions must be completed by February 1st. THE YEARBOOKS BEING SOLD ARE FOR THE 2017-2018 BOOK. The 2016-2017 book has already been paid for. Please see Mrs. Caux for more information.  Link to Google Form for Yearbook submissions: https://goo.gl/forms/k8nbjP97CYz3r6Hi2
  • Rock the Diploma - diploma preparation course schedule is in.  Prep courses are being offered in: Eng 30-1, Social 30-1, Bio. 30, Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Chem 30 and Physics 30. Most are offered in Spruce Grove at St. Peter the Apostle High School.  See on of the counsellors or your diploma teacher for further details.
  • Grad Movie Pass fundraiser for Landmark Cinema in Spruce Grove, the fundraiser is running from Nov 21-Dec 15th .  Sheets are in the office. See Mrs. Levesque for details.
  • YOU MUST BE CONNECTED TO MYPASS!!  IF YOU HAVE NOT SET UP YOUR ACCOUNT THIS WILL CREATE PROBLEMS FOR YOU SO SET UP AN ACCOUNT!!.  ALL GRADE 12S COMPLETING A 30 LEVEL DIPLOMA COURSE THROUGH ADLC MUST ORDER THEIR DIPLOMA ON MY PASS ASAP IF YOU PLAN TO WRITE YOUR DIPLOMA IN JANUARY.  See Ms. Dundas if you have any questions.  
  • The Grad list was posted on Wed Nov 15 in the main office. Make sure you check it and let Ms. Lind know if your name is not spelled correctly.  The list will be revised throughout the year. YOU MUST stay in good standing in all of your classes to remain on the list and to take part in the graduation ceremony in June. See Ms. Dundas or Mr. Lobo if you have any concerns.

 KITCHEN CORNER-

  • Friday- 2 Piece Fish and Chips with Coleslaw and Juice $6.50
  • Weekly Special- Taco in a bag $5.00
  • Coffee Special- Peppermint Mocha Latte $2.50
  • Soup Special - Chicken Cheddar Broccoli or Beef Vegetable
  • Smoothie Special- Very Berry Smoothie $4.00
    • All specials are served with fresh veggie sticks.

 LEARNING COMMONS CAFE-

  • It is now open upstairs during lunch break.

 OPPORTUNITIES-

  • Encounters with Canada is a unique opportunity for students in grades 10 or 11 to meet other young people from across the country. Spend an adventure-filled week paid for in Ottawa! Check out future career options while discovering your country. All interested students please see Ms Dundas or Mrs Noyes.
  • AFS Interculture Canada - offers opportunities for students to study in another country.  Scholarships are also available.  If you are interested - see one of the counsellors.

 POST-SECONDARY, SCHOLARSHIPS & COUNSELLING INFO –

  • Thinking of what you will do after high school?  Attend an Open House!! The counsellors have more info or go to the school’s website.
  • If you are going to the U of A there are a number of application-based awards and scholarships available. Students must apply for admission to the U of A before they are eligible to apply for awards. The deadline for application-based awards is December 18, 2017. Please see ca/awards for more information about entrance award opportunities.
  • Attention any and all graduating High School students.  The Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries available for students graduating from Canadian high schools.  The bursaries are available at both the Provincial and Local Branch level.    Visit the counselling office to get the website address or more information.  

 ROBOTICS CLUB –

  • Any and everyone is welcome!  Please see Mr. VanCamp with for more details. Meetings will be Tuesdays after school.

SWAMP-

  • All members check your email for your invite to the SWAMP classroom. Login and follow instructions. Rehearsal today after school in the drama room. All cast please attend. Great parts are still available. Practice will be every Monday and Thursday.

TOUR GROUP-

  • See Mr. Missfeldt with any questions.

 WHOSDAY

  • Is up and running. Talk to Mr. C for more info.

WORK EX

  • Time sheets for the month of November are now due. Please hand in to Mr. Huxley ( room 225) or office.

YEARBOOK

  • Yearbooks for the 2017-2018 school year will be available for sale online (on the NGPS School Cash Online site) until March 1st. $30.00. Please note that this for the 2017-2018 Yearbook that you get at the beginning of next school year. Please see Mrs. Caux for more informati

 

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.

Edna Ferber