Daily Bulletin Thursday, March 21, 2019, Day 1



Calling dancers, singers, jugglers and musicians,

Jugglers, gymnasts, comedians and magicians,

The talents you have, we don’t even know,

That’s why you have to be in the Show!!                                    

OJSH Has Talent - April 18! Talent show for Junior High - Audition dates TBA (early April) ask your teacher for details! Sign up by the pit on the drama room door.

  • Attendance Policy has been posted in every classroom and is effective as of March 4th. Please ensure your parents/guardians are informing the school when you are absent or late, otherwise students will be subject to the attendance/late policy as posted.
  • Do you like cookies? Do you like Coffee?! Do you love music? If so, join the Onoway Band Program this Saturday evening for the 16th Annual Coffeehouse Showcase! The evening runs from 7:00pm-10:00pm in the school gym and boasts live music all night, complimentary coffee and treats, raffle prizes, door prizes, and more! Tickets cost $15 per person and are available through any of the band students or Mrs. Anderson. (Tickets are also available at the door) Come out and support your fantastic band program and have some fun!
  • Please review the dress code policy as the weather is warming up there are infractions already occurring. If you are not following dress code, any staff can ask you to cover or change into appropriate clothing.
  • HELP WITH READING COMPREHENSION If you are a Senior High student who is not confident with reading comprehension skills, and would like help with some strategies to boost those marks, we have Verbalizing and Visualizing sessions with a certified Speech Language Pathologist. Sessions run on a drop-in basis - no commitment required. If you are interested, register with your English teacher or Ms. Dundas. NEXT SESSION IS WED. MARCH 27 AT 11:30 IN THE DRAMA ROOM
  • General Reminders:
    • All Northern Gateway Students are required to pay a yearly $30 technology fee. It is added to any other fee charged to the School Cash Accounting System Payment can be made online or in the office.
    • Just a reminder to all students who drive. The 5 minute drop off zone in front of the school is not for students! We currently have two buses needing to park there.

Art CLUB –

  • The next two art club sessions will focus on printmaking. Learn and practice at least 2 different printmaking options Wednesday ,March 20th.


  • Sr Badminton will run for the months of March and April on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45- 5:15 If you have any questions see Mr. K.
  • Badminton- The final roster has been posted around the school. Practices will be held on Tuesday/Thursday for the months of March/April from 3:45-5:15. Please note that there are several roster spots still available!
  • RUNNING CLUB- Mon, Wed and Fri after school this week!
  • PE:  Components of skill make up will be this Friday March 22nd at lunch.  This will be your only chance to make up this activity if you missed it last Thursday.


  • JAZZ BAND rehearsal today after school, don’t forget!
  • Honour Band Sectionals: Trumpets & Percussion TODAY (Thursday March 21st), Clarinets Friday.
  • Band students: Today/Tomorrow is the LAST CHANCE you have to bring in any silent auction items for the Coffeehouse on Saturday! The Grade 9 and High School Band baskets are looking rather empty!!! Bring your items in!
  • Peer Teaching Lessons THURSDAY: Collin & Teagan Harrison, Kaitie Normand & Abi Polinelli, Allyson Lapacuk & Madison Scott
  • Manny Alexis -don’t forget to report to the band room for your lunch hour on Friday to complete your test.

CALM -  

  • CALM PRESENTATIONS: See Ms. Dundas to sign up
    • March 21 - MacEwan University- The following students are to report to Mr. Frederick’s room at the start of
      • Block 1: Maddy Ollenberger, Decklan Denis, Jessica Fehr, Raeanne Fitzpatrick
      • Block 2 - Report to Mr. Rohatyn’s room - Jenna Homeak
    • March 29 - Alberta Health Services - Sexual Health Nurse
    • April 2 - Careers Next Generation
  • FRIDAY MARCH 22:  there is a 10 minute meeting with Ms. Swerda (must attend)  at the start of each block
    • To meet in Wrap Around :
      • Block 1 Maddi Potts, Reanne Fitzpatrick      
      • Block 2:  Jessica Fehr, Jenna Homeak, Nathan Lambert, Gavin Sandsbraaten, Phillip Taylor
      • Block 4: Dylan Cherminshnuk, Declan Denis   
      • To meet in room 164          
        • Block 3:  Jacqueline Armistead, Zakk Goertzen, Ben Jorgensen, Samantha Jorgensen, Lauren Kremer,    Madison Ollenberger, Joshua Pawluk, Jesse Slater, Virginia Strauch.


  • Monday- Popcorn Chicken Poutine $6.00
  • Tuesday-  BBQ Pork Rib Patty $6.00
  • Wednesday- Bacon Turkey Burger $6.00
  • Thursday- Chicken Linguini, Garlic Toast and Juice $7.50
  • Friday –  2 Piece Fish and Chips, Coleslaw, Water $8.50
  • Weekly Special-  Grilled Cheese and Soup $6.00
  • Soup Of The Week – Potato Bacon Soup $3.50
  • Smoothie Of The Week – Orange Creamsicle $4.00
  • Coffee Of The Week – No Special


  • If you identify as female and want to have some fun at lunch - some former OJSH students are starting a group for you on Tuesdays at noon.  The next meeting will be on March 26th in the Drama room

GRAD 2019-

  • Grad Photo Sign up sheets are in the office. Please come pick an appointment time.  There is a $25.00 sitting fee that is payable to the photographer at the time of photos. If you do not wish to purchase grad photos please sign up and get your photo taken for the yearbook and the composite photo in the hallway.
  • Grads - get your baby pictures and grad quotes emailed in to Mr. Butler (butler@ngps.ca) no later than March.  If you need help scanning your picture - stop by the Wrap Around area.
  • See Ms. Dundas if you do not plan on taking part in the graduation dinner at the arena.
  • The 2019 Grad list is posted. Grads must ensure your name is spelled correctly - let Ms. Dundas know if it is not.  If your name appears on the Potential Graduate list- see Mr. Lobo or Ms. Dundas to find out how you can get your name on The Onoway Jr. Sr. High Graduating Class of 2019 list.  Only the students on this list will be allowed to participate in OJSH graduation ceremony.
  • If the cost of grad is stressing you out - consider Grad Fair.  This is a great way to get fantastic clothes for Grad. MARCH 25 IS THE DAY TO “SHOP” AT GRAD FAIR - You must make an appointment - see Ms. Dundas, Mrs. Noyes,or  Mrs. Mahon to book your time.
  • IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE A GRADE 12 STUDENT AND YOU HAVE NOT CONNECTED TO MYPASS YET - see Ms. Dundas to help you get your account set up.


  • CAFE upstairs in Learning Commons will have new hours of operation for semester 2. It will be open on Tuesday and Thursday at lunch time.



  • Mustangs Cheerleading!  Yes, we are looking to start a competitive cheer team at OJSH.  Mrs. Elliott has over 20 years of experience and she is bringing cheer to our school!  And, we aren't talking about rah rah rah for other sports teams. Cheer is a competitive sport on its own - in fact, it has been named as a provisional sport for the 2024 Olympics.  ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE IN CHEER, GYMNASTICS OR DANCE IS REQUIRED, so no, you don't need to be able to do the splits or a cartwheel (we'll teach you!)  If you are wondering what this is all about, stay tuned to the announcements for further details. 


  • When:   Mondays 3:40 – 4:30/5 Where:  Room 161 in CTS wing  INFO:  See Mr. Eastman for details


  • US College Expo - if you would like to attend a US College following graduation -- consider attending the US COLLEGE EXPO  in Calgary - Sat April 6  11am - 2pm Arts Commons 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary.  Free admission but you must pre-register at uscollegeexpo.com


  • Students in grades 11 or 12 interested in learning more about Policing and becoming a member of the RCMP are strongly encouraged to apply for the RCMP Depot Youth Camp.  Applications are available from the counsellors or Constable Cherwaty. Deadline to apply is March 25th.


  • Students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 who are interested in working as full or part time program leaders for the County of Lac Ste. Anne summer programs - send your resume to:

Taryn Monteith Community Services Coordinator Lac Ste. Anne County (www.LSAC.ca),

Box 219   Sangudo, AB   T0E 2A0


  • Wx times sheets for the month of February are now due. Please hand them in to Mr. Huxley in room 225 or place in mailbox.

When you focus on someone's disability you'll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.

Yvonne Pierre