Daily Bulletin Friday, January 24, 2020 Day 2

TIMELY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • No bells/announcements due to Social Studies 30-1/2 Part B Diplomas
  • Do you want to help others? Do you realize that there is a  moderate estimate that 1800 people in the Edmonton area do not have permanent places to live?  Winter is a particularly difficult time. Not only the frigid temperatures, but the freezing and thawing also brings the added inconvenience of getting your feet wet.  Without warm, clean, and dry socks, people can develop frostbite which can lead to amputations and infections of the feet. Spending hours on your feet with foot pain makes day to day existence a trial. 9-1 and 9-3 are asking you to help us in our WARMTH 4 WINTER project. Please remember this project when you are shopping the big before and after Christmas sales. We are collecting 4 types of items: scarves, socks, mitts and toques.  Please bring your new items to Room 211 beginning on January 13th and until February 5th.   You will receive a ticket for each donation which will give you a chance to win a prize. By giving the homeless some warmth, you are making their lives a little more enjoyable. Thank you!
  • LOST AND FOUND ITEMS will be placed in front of the stage from Thursday Jan 9 to THURSDAY Jan 23.  Any unclaimed items after that date will be donated. IF YOU LOST ANYTHING THIS YEAR - CHECK THE TABLE!!
  • A reminder to all high school students: please return all of Semester 1 textbooks and class novels to the library as soon as you have finished studying. We will need all textbooks/novels returned so Semester 2 students can use them. Thanks.
  • Course change forms for Senior High students for semester 2 will be available in the office starting today.  Please fill them out and make sure you get a parent signature. Drop it back off at the office asap and we can ensure time tables are correct for Semester 2.  If you wish to discuss your options, future plans etc., email Mr. Bellerose, Mrs. Noyes or Ms. Dundas and we can set up a time to meet with you. 
  • Relaxation Room! For all you students dealing with exam pressure and stress, join Ms. Bellingham in relaxation activities at lunch Tuesday and Thursday this week in the Drama Room. Activities include using blue light therapy and guided body relaxation techniques. LIght snacks and hydration station provided.
  • BASKETBALL INTRAMURALS DELAYED until FEBRUARY/Sem 2

ONGOING ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Cafeteria closed during class time. Students may purchase food at breaks and at lunch time. No more purchases during classtime.
  • STUDENT DRIVING/PARKING PASSES
    If you do not have your parking pass by the end of Monday Oct 7, you cannot park student vehicles on school property starting Tuesday Oct 8. The passes cost $5 .High School students will need to have the documentation for purchasing a parking pass to bring a vehicle to the student parking area. See Constable Duncan or Mr. Lobo.
  • ATTENDANCE and LATES Starting on Monday Sept 9, The OJSH attendance policy will be in effect for Semester 1. The policy is posted in each room on BLUE paper . Students who are late to a class need to come to the office for a late slip and will be admitted to class. Phone calls and emails through the PowerSchool system go out for absences that the office was not notified about. Please have parents/guardians notify the school by email or phone call if you are absent for a reason.

ADLC COURSES-

  • If you are working on a diploma course, you must be signed up with MyPass from Alberta Education.  See councillors in Wrap Around area or see Ms. Swerda on Fridays.
  • Starting 2nd semester- FEB 1st - ADLC has changed the 60 day policy to 40 days.  So a friendly reminder for the rest of the 1st semester you must submit something new  and receive a mark for it in your ADLC course  within  60 days of the last marked item or you will be dropped from the course.

ART CLUB

  • Art club has resumed Wednesdays.

ATHLETICS /PE–

  •  Good luck to our Jr basketball teams as they head off to a tournament in Edson this afternoon.  Go Mustangs!
  • MUSTANGS CHEERLEADING
    • Congratulations to the team for 2 great performances on Saturday!  Our first official competition is Sat.Feb.8 in Athabasca.
    • Practice Schedule for the next weeks: 
      • Jan.28 (next Tues) at usual time - YES, it’s a TUESDAY
      • Feb.4 at usual time - YES, this is also a TUESDAY and it’s the last practice before Zones
  • RUNNING CLUB – Running every Monday after school.

BAND- 

  • Hoodie order forms can be picked up in the band room. Forms are due back to Mr. Colquhoun January 22nd. Payments can be handed into the office. 
  • Grade 8/9 Camp Nakamun forms will be handed out this week to students. Please sign and return your forms to Mr. Colquhoun by Thursday Jan 30th. All payments should be handed into the office or paid online.

CAFE CORNER –

  • Weekly Specials:
    • Monday- Popcorn Chicken Poutine $6.50
    • Tuesday-Chicken Quesadilla $4.00 per slice
    • Wednesday- 2 Chicken Tenders, Fries, Cup of Juice $6.50
    • Thursday- Bacon Cheeseburger $6.00
    • Friday-  Shepherd’s Pie, Garden Salad, Homemade Biscuit $8.50
      • All daily specials are served with fresh sliced veggies sticks.
    • Soup Of The Week –  Chicken Cheddar Broccoli /Ham & Split Pea $3.75
    • Weekly Special- Taco In A Bag $6.00

Calm 20 students  SEM 1

  • Calm students have to meet with Ms. Swerda on Tuesdays  and Fridays in rm 164 
  • Depending on your block to do Calm, you meet with her at the:
    • END of BLOCK 1 10-1015
    • BEGINNING  of BLOCK 2 10-30-1045
    • END of BLOCK 3 1:35-1:50
    • BEGINNING  of BLOCK 4 2-2:15
  • Check your school email account daily.

GENERATION FEMALE

  • Generation Female has moved to Tuesdays! Next meeting will be held in the Art Room Tuesday January 28th. 

GRAD 2020-

  • Grad Photos will be on March 25th and 26th. Sign up sheets will be in the office by March 1st.
  • IF YOU ARE A GRADE 12 WHO STILL HAS NOT REGISTERED FOR MYPASS SEE MS. DUNDAS  TO GET IT SET UP.  
  • Information on Diploma Exam Preparation Courses is available from your diploma teacher or the counsellors in the Wrap Around.
  • The Grad list is posted at the office and on Ms. Dundas’ window.  If you are expecting to graduate this June make sure your name is on the list and spelled correctly.  If you are currently on the potential graduate list see Mr. Lobo or Ms. Dundas to determine what you must do to get on the Graduation list.  Only students on the Graduation list will be able to take part in the school graduation ceremony in June.
  • Information on Diploma Exam Preparation Courses is available from your diploma teacher or the counsellors in the Wrap Around. 

GREEN CERTIFICATE - 

  • Testing is taking place March 3, 4 and 5 -  pick up your registration forms from Ms. Dundas!  They must be returned by Feb. 13.

LEARNING COMMONS CAFE –

  • The Learning Commons Cafe is open upstairs!! Coffees and assorted drinks, wraps and sandwiches, and assorted sweet treats. It will be open from 8:30am to 10:00am;  then 11:50 am to 1:00pm. Coffee & Hot Chocolate are specially priced at $2.50.  

MENTAL HEALTH-

  • Feeling stressed during exam time? Try the OJSH relaxation room set up in the drama room. See your teacher or a councillor for details.

POST SECONDARY INFORMATION –

  • Students interested in travelling and studying abroad once they graduate should check out studyandgoabroad.com
  • MacEwan University Information sessions are running February 3-8 and March 2-7.  Students are encouraged to visit ca/InfoSessionWeeks to determine which sessions they would like to attend
  • U of A Parent and Student Information Sessions  (See one of the counsellors for more information.)
    • Date: January 28 - 30, 2020
    • Time: 5 - 8 p.m. 
    • Location: Van Vliet Complex, University of Alberta North Campus
    • You’ll have the chance to:
      • Learn more about what you’ll study
      • Find out what you need to get admitted into your degree program
      • Discover career paths
      • Ask all of your admissions questions
    • Augustana Preview Days: Saturday, February 8, 2020     • Friday, March 20, 2020
    • Concordia University Information  Evening Thursday, March 12, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.    There will be refreshments!
      • What you can expect:Presentations from the Faculties of Arts, Education, Management, and Science --   Staff from the Admissions Office, Registrar’s Office, International Office, Student Life & Learning, Career Services, Residence and more!-- Campus tours offered by our Student Ambassadors
  • NAIT INFORMATION SESSIONS - if you are interested in possibly going to NAIT - evening info sessions that you can attend with your parents will take place:
    • Health Programs- Jan 18
    • Business Programs - Feb 6
    • Science and Technology Programs - Feb 8
    • Trades -  Feb 29
    • See a counsellor for more information or visit www.nait.ca

SCHOLARSHIP/BURSARY –

  • Attention Gr. 12 students!!  The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program is now accepting applications.  The award recognizes students who demonstrate the ideals of Terry Fox - true humanitarians, individuals who are compassionate and altruistic in their intention to improve the lives of others.  It is valued at $28 000 and is one of Canada’s most established and prestigious awards. For more information and to apply, look for one of the posters in the hallways or visit the counselling office.  The deadline to apply is Feb. 1st.
  • **Attention Gr. 12 students!!  The Counselling Office has received a list of scholarships that were available starting the Christmas Break.  For those that are interested in free money, come down to get information to access these scholarships. 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT–

  • Looking for a summer job?  Camp WARWA is hiring summer camp counsellors and junior counsellors NOW.  Students must be at least 15 years old and in grade 10 to apply. Students can see one of the counsellors for more information and assistance or they can go directly to  campwarwa.org/hiring.

TABLETOP GAMING CLUB

  • It Begins! The TGC is up and running after school on Wednesdays in the learning commons. Any and all students are welcome to join in Monopoly, Mafia, or Monsters & Mayhem.

TECHNOLOGY FEE-

  • All Northern Gateway Students are required to pay a yearly $30 technology fee . Payment can be made online or in the office to Mrs. Mahon.

TOUR GROUP 2021 –

  • Are you in Grade 10 or 11 this year and want to travel to Greece with us?  We still have spots available for our upcoming trip to Greece with a Mediterranean Cruise next spring! Go See Mr. Missfeldt for information. Spots are filling up!

WORK EX-

  • All time sheets are due no later than January 30/2020
  • Please note to complete the wx program and get credits, you must hand in an employer evaluation and a self  evaluation. Please pick these forms up from Mr.. Huxley( Room 165)
  • If you do not hand in, you do not get the credits!

YEARBOOKS

  • The 2018-2019 Yearbooks are in! Students who still need to pick up last years book: they are in Mrs. Caux’s room, you can get them before block one starts or at the break.