Daily Announcements & Schedule Sept. 2020

Blocked Daily Schedule


Daily Schedule

  • Period 1 & Homeform: 8:30 am - 9:45 am
  • Period 2: 9:55 am - 11:10 am
  • Lunch: 11:10 am - 11:55 am
  • Period 3: 11:55 am - 1:10 pm
  • Period 4: 1:22 pm - 2:37 pm

Monday

Monday March 29, 2021

 

  • The Limestone District School Board is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Huron and Wendat. We acknowledge their enduring presence on this land, as well as the presence of Metis, Inuit, and other First Nations from across Turtle Island. We honour their cultures and celebrate their commitment to this land.

  • It's Literacy Test day for our Grade 10 Blazers.  Grade 10's - you got this.  You have done the test preparation, and you know what the online test looks like.  Take your time with this today, use the tools that are built in to support you, stay calm, believe in yourself and give it your best! You make us proud, Blazers. ROCK the TEST.

It’s Monday, Blazers - the start of a short week!
Let’s make it a great one!

 

 

 

 


Tuesday

Tuesday March 23, 2021

 

  • We begin this day, and this week, by acknowledging that we are gathering on land that has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since long before we arrived. As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet here and we thank the generations of people who have taken care of this land, stewards of this place for thousands of years. We acknowledge the many individual groups whose territories each one of us live and work on every day. We recognize the contributions these Indigenous peoples have made, in shaping and strengthening each of our communities, our province, and our country.

  • Don’t forget, Blazers, we begin our next octomester this Friday, April 9thPlease make sure that:
  • You know what your next class is; if not go on MyBlueprint or ask your current classroom teacher.
  • Check with your classroom teacher about which room your class is in and which entrance you should be using.
  • Remember, once you have gone into your classroom you cannot change your schedule!
  • Make any class changes for Octo7 now by visiting student services.
  • On Friday, you can only make a class change before you have gone to your class by meeting Ms. Sharpe or Mr. Pixley in the Library first thing in the morning.

 

It's the start of another short week, Blazers. Make it a good one!

Wednesday

Wednesday March 31 2021 

 
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility, or TDOV, occurs every year on March 31st. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people, their contributions to society and to raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide.

    The day was founded by US transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of recognition of transgender people. Ms. Crandall was frustrated that only a special day mourning the murders of transgender people was well known. TDOV corrects that imbalance by acknowledging and celebrating living members of the transgender community in our communities.

    The song you heard this first thing morning was We Are the Cool Kids, by American Trans artist Ryan Cassata. You can find it on Spotify and YouTube! 

  •  During and after certain difficult events locally and across the country, it can be tempting to give in to endless scrolling on social media or news sites. Staying up to date can be comforting, BUT, checking every notification and reading every headline can also have a negative effect on our mental health. The next few Wellness Wednesday Tips will deal with good ways to take control of your feed, to make sure it helps your state of mind. Focusing on time limits, setting boundaries and just turning it all off every now and then can make all the difference between feeling ‘in the know’ and feeling ‘overwhelmed’.

  • Hey Blazers! This Thursday is a Spring Colour Day! Wear all of the bright spring colours you own to show your spirit!
  • This week’s Blazer News will be broadcast tomorrow, so don’t forget to send your news and tips to the news team at falcaow@limestone.on.ca, and teachers, please watch your email inbox for the link.

 

It's Wednesday Blazers, be well! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday

Thursday March 25, 2021

 

  • Hey Blazers. The fabulous, locally-owned business featured in our Dine Out Initiative this week is Smoke ‘N’ Barrel, on Fortune Crescent, with an entrance off Gardiners Road near the Invista Centre.  This new establishment is owned and operated by two Kingston guys – and they opened it during the pandemic!  To develop the menu, Neil and Tommy travelled across the Southern United States to work with experts and research the best BBQ recipes those southern chefs had to offer. The boys perfected their beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken wings and other southern delicacies, and an amazing weekend brunch.  Check out the Smoke ‘N’ Barrel website to get a ‘flavour’ for what you can look forward to at this locally-owned business.  
  • Hi Blazers! This Saturday Earth Hour will be recognized across the country. But we’ll mark our own Earth Hour here at BSS tomorrow!! Let’s acknowledge our personal and communal energy consumption as we turn off the devices and lights over the lunch hour. Also, make sure to wear a sweater, as we will be turning down the temperature to try to reduce our energy consumption.
  • Newsmakers, movers and shakers, send your news clips to Wyatt Falcao so they can be part of the Blazer News Broadcast this Friday! falcaow@limestone.on.ca And teachers, check your inbox tomorrow morning for the Blazer News link!

  It's Thursday, gang, have a good one! 

Friday

Friday April 9, 2021

 Spring Break!

Hi Blazers, Spring is really here, finally, and our environmental quote of the week is perfect for the reawakening that happens every year at this time. Here is a quote from Spanish philosopher George Santayana: “The earth has music for those who listen.” Listen for the Earth’s music Blazers, it’s all around us!           

Blazers, it’s finally “March Break”, and boy, have we earned it. We all need to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge our power supply. But, we need to be safe, too. It’s a little scary out there, so let’s be smart Blazers. Stay in your bubble, and use the next ten days to relax, enjoy that music Mother Nature is making, and get some down time.

See everyone April 19, ready to rock Octo7!