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THURSDAY, Nov 15

Teacher’s Name

Announcements printed at 8:25 am - (PLEASE DO NOT ADD AFTER THIS TIME - CALL/COME TO THE OFFICE)

Beltran

If you were a scorekeeper in the fall season, please bring your filled out volunteer form to room 2014 to have your hours sheet signed by Ms. Beltran

Bottema

This is a reminder for all DECA members. Permission forms for the Regional competition are due Monday November 19th. Please drop them off to Mrs. Bottema in the business office.

Student Serv.

If you have NOT yet picked up your University PIN, please come to Student Services ASAP!

Beltran

If you are interested in being a basketball scorekeeper or a hockey timer please come to room 2014 at lunch today.

Faulhafer

Pay attention seniors boys basketball players. Seriously pay attention. Your practice has been changed to 3:00 after school today. Be there with your forms.

McGuire

Attention bantam boys basketball, tryouts will continue Friday at lunch. Any players from the volleyball team and football team are welcome to try out for the team.

MacKenzie

Drop into wellness every Thursday at lunch (which is today!) in room 2011. No commitment required - come if you want to relax in a safe space :) Come play some board games today!


WEDNESDAY, Nov 14

Teacher’s Name

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PATTERSON

Yearbook cover contest closes Sunday night.Send your entries in to pattersonj@hdsb.ca

Trojanovic

All grade 10 students attending the Pathways field trip to Country Heritage Park today, please meet in the front foyer right after period 1. The bus leaves at 10:05. Bus lists will be posted in the front foyer.

GWAC

It’s Wednesday my dudes and time for another athletic council meeting. We will see you all at 11:30 in room 3002.

Beltran

If you did scorekeeping in the Fall season for Football, Basketball or Volleyball please pick up a volunteer hours form, fill it out, and bring it to room 2014 at lunch on Thursday.

MacKenzie

Drop into wellness every Thursday at lunch in room 2011. No commitment required - come if you want to relax in a safe space :)

Zinken

Hey chargers - you have exactly ONE WEEK left to bring in your non-perishable food items for our We Scare Hunger food drive! So look through your cupboards and grab a box or can of something to bring in. Remember, the class with the most wins a prize!

Trojanovic

Students taking Co-op for second semester are asked to check their email for information about upcoming interviews with Mrs. Trojanovic

Bottema

This is a reminder for all DECA members. Permission forms for the Regional competition are due Monday November 19th. Please drop them off to Mrs. Bottema in the business office.


TUESDAY, Nov 13

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Sauve

Hey Chargers! Do you like tech, business, case-competitions and expanding your skills in IT software? If so, then come on down to room 1094 at the start of lunch for Garth Webb’s first Tech Under 20 meeting! Bring your friends, all grades are welcome!!!

Office

If you are going to the junior boys football buyout today, please come down to the front foyer at 10:30 am to board the buses. Bus lists will be posted just outside the office. If you have not yet handed in your permission form, please bring it down to the office immediately. Good luck to our Junior Boys in the championship game today. GO CHARGERS!

Rogers

Attention all members of the hiphop dance team Practice today at 11:30 in Room 3002.  See you there!

Nicholas, Markle, Hosany & Field

Attention all students joining the after school literacy sessions. Please meet in room 2002 at 3pm.

Grieve/Burgie

Attention all debate team members! There will be a practice today in Room 2005, see you there!

Wallace

Members of Senior Concert Band are reminded that today’s rehearsal is for FULL band. 100 percent attendance is required!


MONDAY, Nov 12

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Office

If you are planning to attend the junior boys football buy out tomorrow, please remember to hand in your signed permission form (along with proof of payment) today at lunch in the front foyer. Today is the last day to pay online and register for the game. Space is limited, so don’t delay!

Patterson

Hey Yearbook Staff. There is a mandatory meeting today after school.
If you miss it you will not be able to work on the book pages. See Ms. Patterson for information. See all yearbook staff at 2:45 today in comm tech ten fifty seven.

Grieve/Burgie

Attention all debate team members! There will be a meeting today after school in Room 2002, see you then!

Kinsella

Attention all members of the junior girls volleyball team. Can you please come to the FITNESS CENTRE today at lunch for a brief meeting.

Samuels/Carmichael

The second Math League competition is this week. Due to the football buyout happening on Tuesday, it will be written on Wednesday Nov 13 at lunch in room 3018.  Once again - the second math league competition will be written on Wednesday, Nov 13 at lunch in room 3018.

Boulougouris

Attention all students in HOSA Club. There is a meeting today after school in room 3035. See you all there!


FRIDAY, Nov 9

Teacher’s Name

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Doma/ Smallbone

Grade 11 Environment SHSM please meet in the front foyer no later than 8:30 on Monday morning.  Please dress in layers and for the weather. Anyone who hasn’t handed in their permission forms please bring them Monday morning!  

Fernandes

Need help with French? Want to play some french games and meet other French students? Come to French club! We meet every friday at lunch in Room 2014, pop in any time!

Hosany

Did you know the point of no return for global warming is in 2035? If you would like to help combat global warming through interesting initiatives, come to redeem our planet at lunch on Monday in room 2014

Herchell

The library will be closing at 3pm sharp today.

Moore

Congratulations to the Jr. Boys Football team for their semi final win against Burlington Central with a final score of 28 - 14! Way to go Chargers!

The team will now get to go to the Championship Game at McMaster Stadium on Tuesday, November 13. So that means we have another GWSS BUY OUT! If you would like to go and cheer on our Jr. Boys Football team on Tuesday, you must pick up a permission form today and pay the fee on School Cash Online. Forms will be due on Monday - NO LATER! There are limited spots available, so get your forms today. Forms are in the phys ed office, the autoshop, and the main office. As with the last buy out game - this is a field trip and all students who are attending must be on a bus - no student drivers are allowed!

zinken

The Youth in Action club has written facts and positive statements about Remembrance Day, veterans, and veterans mental health on 1,500 white wristbands. You will receive them during period 2 today. We hope this will give you an opportunity to think about the importance of remembrance day and the impact war has had on our veterans, but also that there are supports in place for all Canadians who need it. Teachers - if you didn’t pick up your folder, please send a student down to the office to get yours before honour guard at 10:50. Thank-you!

zinken

Youth in Action club members - there are 10 spots left on the We Rise Above field trip to the We Global Learning Center this Monday. It’s free, lunch is provided, and you will participate in a workshop on anti-bullying. If you would like to go, please see Ms. Zinken in the English office for a field trip form TODAY.

Cheema

Friday Prayer will be in the Staff Room at 1:15 PM.

Aguiar

Congratulations to our Junior Girls Basketball team who won their game against Hayden last night to become Halton Champions! The girls played an amazing game to cap off their undefeated season. Ms Aguiar and Ms Tran want to thank all of the girls for their hard work and dedication this season which paid off big time! Congrats Chargers!

Sanderson

STEM club is today at lunch with a TED club in room 3016. Get ready for a TED Talk Challenge? There’s a prize for the winner.


THURSDAY, Nov 8

Teacher’s Name

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Doma/Smallbone

Grade 11 Environment SHSM students please get your field trip forms signed and handed in ASAP.  Also, if you haven’t picked up your waiver please see Mrs. Doma or Ms. Smallbone

Aguiar

Tonight’s the night Chargers! Our junior girls basketball team is taking on Hayden in the Halton Finals Championship game. We would love to see the stands packed with Garth Webb fans! Student entry fee for the game is $3 and tip off is at 5:45pm at Sheridan College.

Fernandes

Need help with French? Want to play some french games and meet other French students? Come to French club! We meet every Friday at lunch in Room 2014, pop in any time!

zinken

Today is an important meeting of the Youth in Action club today. We need all hands on deck to help prepare our Remembrance Day project. If you’ve ever come to a meeting before or thought of joining, we need your help today! See you at 11:30 in room 2018.

zinken

Don’t forget to keep bringing in your non-perishable food items for We Scare Hunger! In Oakville, 11% of children go to school hungry. You can help make a difference in their lives! Keep up the great work chargers!

Hosany

Did you know the point of no return for global warming is in 2035? If you would like to help combat global warming through interesting initiatives, come to redeem our planet at lunch on Monday in room 2014

Remembrance

Don’t have your poppy yet?  You should! Athletic council is selling them and so is the office and the library!


WEDNESDAY, Nov 7

Teacher’s Name

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Doma/Smallbone

Grade 11 Environment SHSM students please come to room 3038 at the start of lunch TODAY to pick up a waiver for McMaster University.  This will only take you 2 minutes. Also, please get your field trip forms signed and handed in.

Remembrance

Hey chargers!  Got your poppy yet? Athletic council reps will be selling poppies today, tomorrow and Friday.  Can’t wait? You can also pick one up in the office or the library!

Cacilhas

Student Activities Council is meeting today at 11:30 in room 2018. We will debrief fall fair and start planning our next few events. Come and join us!

Nicholas

Good morning - it is photo retake day. Photos will be happening on the stage in the cafeteria. Please ensure that you get your photo taken today if you missed our first photo day in September or if you have lost your student card. Teachers have been sent the following schedule for retakes: First half of period 1 will be students on the third floor. Second half of period 1 will be students on the second floor. First half of period 2 will be students on the first floor. Second half of period 2 will be anyone else who still needs their photo taken. Please wait for your teacher to dismiss you. If you have a spare first or second period, please come down during that time. All retakes should be done by lunch. Thank you!

Tarantino

Reminder to all girls interested in playing hockey. There will be a tryout today after school from 3:30 - 4:30 at 16 Mile Creek Arena.

GWAC

It’s Wednesday my dudes. Athletic council meeting today at 11:30 in room 3002. See you all there.

Beltran

Yesterday the Jr Boys Volleyball team took on the undefeated O.T for their semi final match. After battling hard in the first set the team came out short losing 2-0. Please congratulate the members of the Jr Boys Volleyball team when see them today on a great comeback season!

Kinsella

A huge shout out goes to our Senior Boys volleyball team who beat Blakelock in their gym yesterday during the semi final match. The boys were unstoppable in every way. Come out to watch them in the Finals against Georgetown at Sheridan College this Friday night at 7:30pm. Amazing Job Chargers!


TUESDAY, Nov 6

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Office

Tomorrow is photo retake day! If you did not get your photo taken in September, please be sure to get your photo done tomorrow.

Doma/Smallbone

Grade 11 Environment SHSM students please come to room 3038 at the start of lunch tomorrow to pick up a waiver for McMaster University.  This will only take you 2 minutes. Also, please get your field trip forms signed and handed in.

Equity and Inclusivity Team

Before Confederation some groups of Indigenous people, particularly those in the Eastern Woodlands, indicated their assent to certain treaties by presenting long wampum belts to Crown officials. In particular, the Two Row Wampum Belt of the Haudenosaunee, still symbolizes an agreement of mutual respect and peace between themselves and European newcomers to North America. The principles were embodied in the belt by virtue of its design: two rows of purple wampum beads on a background of white beads represent a canoe and a European ship. The parallel paths represent the rules governing the behaviour of the Indigenous and European peoples. The Haudenosaunee stipulates that neither group will force their laws, traditions, customs or language on each other, but will coexist peacefully as each group follows their own path.


This belt continues to represent the Covenant Chain alliance between the Six Nations and their European partners, extending from the 17th century to modern times. As a foundational philosophical principle of respect and friendship, the Belt may be able to function as a framework for improved relations between Aboriginal peoples and various levels of government.

Zinken

Hey Chargers, don't forget to keep bringing in non perishable food items to your week a homeroom class up to November 20th. We have a great opportunity to make a tangible difference in our community, so get involved and scare hunger again with us this year.

Zinken

Hey youth in action club, don't forget to bring back your field trip forms ASAP! The field trip to the We Global Learning Centre is this coming Monday!

Grieve/Burgie

Attention all debate team members! We will be meeting today at lunch in Room 2005, see you there!

Welcome Club/Equity and Inclusion

Diwali is coming up this Wednesday! This five-day festival of lights is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains all around the world. Although all of these religions have different stories of importance for Diwali, the main concept for all of them is the triumph of good over evil, and new beginnings. For Hindus, Diwali signifies the story of when Lord Rama defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps. The first day of Diwali is considered an auspicious day to do a spring cleaning of the house and buying gold. On the second day, commonly known as “Choti Diwali”, people decorate their homes with diyas, which are small oil lamps made from clay, and rangoli, which are designs made with colored powders. On the third and main day of Diwali, Hindus perform a Lakshmi puja, in which they worship the goddess Lakshmi for prosperity. Afterwards, families celebrate the evening with feasts and fireworks. The fourth day marks the first day of the new year, when friends and families give each other gifts and best wishes. The last day is known as Bhai Dooj, when brothers and sisters come together to signify their caring relationship.

Come check out our Diwali display in the foyer at lunchtime!

Cacilhas

SAGE club is watching the end of the movie Love, Simon today. After the movie, we will be having a discussion about LGBTQ representation in the film. Come and join us at lunch in room 2002.

Jeffries

It’s game day!  Students who are going to the football buyout should come to the foyer at 9:30.  Go Chargers!!!

Trojanovic

Hey Chargers!  Power to Empower’s meeting today is cancelled due to the buy-out.  See you Thursday after school!


MONDAY, Nov 5

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Doma/Smallbone

Grade 11 Environment SHSM students please come to room 3038 at the start of lunch on wednesday to pick up a waiver for McMaster University.  This will only take you 2 minutes. Also, please get your field trip forms signed and handed in.

Remembrance

Hey Chargers!  Keep your eyes out for Athletic council selling poppies at events and around the school Wednesday Thursday, Friday this week.  Need a poppy sooner? Come to the office or the library -we got ‘em!!

Scruton

A huge congratulations to two amazing Charger Athletes! Lily M. and Prarthana S. competed at OFSAA Cross Country this weekend with amazing personal results. Lily set a new personal best time of 17 minutes 49 seconds for her 4 km race - placing 67th out of almost 300 runners! Prarthana ran her 6 km race in 27 minutes 20 seconds - another amazing personal achievement. These two athletes braved the cold weather and muddy terrain to prove they are among the best runners in Ontario! Congrats girls!

Equity and Inclusivity Team

Treaties Recognition Week is an opportunity for everyone to learn about the importance of treaties, treaty rights and relationships in Ontario. It’s a chance to listen to Indigenous voices and hear their perspectives on how treaties have affected them, their families and communities.


Halton District School Board’s Instructional Program Leader for Diversity and Indigenous studies, states that, “Honouring the land and territory in which we live will provide opportunities to discuss why we should honour the land and recognize everyone’s role in treaties. All students, staff, and community members, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, benefit from learning about the histories, cultures, contributions and perspectives of First Nations, Métis, Inuit.”


As we embark into Treaties Recognition week, it is important to remember that we are all treaties are still relevant as they are grounded in our Canadian Constitution. Thus, we must remember that we are all treaty peoples.


Kaushal/Marchese

Diwali is coming up this Wednesday! This five-day festival of lights is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains all around the world. Although all of these religions have different stories of importance for Diwali, the main concept for all of them is the triumph of good over evil, and new beginnings. For Hindus, Diwali signifies the story of when Lord Rama defeated Ravana by lighting rows of clay lamps. The first day of Diwali is considered an auspicious day to do a spring cleaning of the house and buying gold. On the second day, commonly known as “Choti Diwali”, people decorate their homes with diyas, which are small oil lamps made from clay, and rangoli, which are designs made with colored powders. On the third and main day of Diwali, Hindus perform a Lakshmi puja, in which they worship the goddess Lakshmi for prosperity. Afterwards, families celebrate the evening with feasts and fireworks. The fourth day marks the first day of the new year, when friends and families give each other gifts and best wishes. The last day is known as Bhai Dooj, when brothers and sisters come together to signify their caring relationship.

Kaushal/ Marchese

Just a reminder the Welcome Club meets today at 1130 in room 3017, hope to see you there!

Sanderson

STEM Club moved to Friday at lunch in room 3016


FRIDAY, Nov 2

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Field

PROM PROM PROM… attention grade 12’s, do you want to help plan your prom this year? Join us for our first prom meeting on Monday November 11th in room 2011 at lunch.

Fernandes

Need help with french? Want to play some french games and meet other french students? Come to french club! We meet today at lunch in Room 2014, pop in any time!

Zita

Congratulations to the winner of the Library’s October Reading Challenge: Khushpreet G. Come to the library to claim your prize!

Jenkins

This announcement is about the Football Buyout Game at McMaster University next Tuesday... Please be advised that all students who are going to the game MUST be on a bus - NO STUDENT DRIVERS ARE ALLOWED. This is a SCHOOL EVENT.  If you are NOT   ON A BUS, you   are NOT AT THE GAME. Return all forms to the Phys Ed Office AFTER you have paid online.

Aguiar

Last night our Junior Girls Basketball team hosted Georgetown in their Semi-Final match up. The girls played strong and won their game 48-22. The girls will carry this momentum into their HSSAA Championship game next Thursday at Sheridan College. Tip off is at 5:45. Congrats ladies!

Cheema

Friday Prayer will be in the Staff Room at 1:15 p.m.

Doma/Smallbone

Grade 12 Environment SHSM students -- don’t forget that the bus leaves at 7am on Monday morning!  This trip is mandatory so you need to make sure you get your field trip form signed!


THURSDAY, Nov 1

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Pontefract

Attention Concert Choir members: There will be a choir rehearsal TODAY at 11:30. There will not be a rehearsal tomorrow.

Fernandes

Need help with french? Want to play some french games and meet other french students? Come to french club! We meet every Friday at lunch in Room 2014, pop in any time!

Quraishi

There will be a chess tournament in chess club in room 3018 next Wednesday (November 7, 2018). If you are interested, please come to math office after school and talk to Mrs.Carmichael or Mr. Quraishi. The deadline to be a part of the tournament  is Monday 5th November.

Faulhafer

Yesterday the Sr football team punched their ticket to the Halton Championships with a  37-0 victory over rival Hayden. Dominating both sides of the ball, your Chargers came out early scoring two defensive touchdowns. Nick H. and Jake M.led the way offensively, thanks to an offensive line that was opening up huge running lanes and giving Kaiden G.plenty of time to make throw after throw. This victory pits your Chargers against the Nelson Lords on Tuesday at McMaster.


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