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Daily Announcements & Schedule Sept. 2020

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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 1, 2021

  • We begin today by acknowledging that we have come together today on land that has always been inhabited by Indigenous peoples. As settlers, we are grateful for the opportunity to meet here, and we thank the generations of people who have taken care of the 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.
  • A new month means new environmental tips and quotes! Today’s quote: “It is our collective and individual responsibility to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live.” Dalai Lama.
  • Grade 12’s Blazers! This is important! If you haven’t booked your grad portrait appointment yet, get on it before the end of the week.  You have 3 different options to choose from: No Charge, Standard and Deluxe. If you’re having trouble booking your appointment, please talk to or email Mrs. Highet. We want to see you all in this yearbook and slide show!
  • Blazers, the cafeteria is open to anyone who must arrive at school before 8:15 because of transportation or who wants to get out of the cold.  All students may enter the building and go to their classroom starting at 8:15 AM.
  • Octo 5 wraps up on Wednesday this week, and Thursday is our exam and culminating activity day.  Please be sure to check with your teacher about whether or not you need to be here on Thursday to finish any missing work.  If you need to make a timetable change for Octo6, do that ASAP – today, Tuesday or Wednesday.  Once you attend your Octo 6 class Friday you cannot make any schedule change to a new class.
  • Need a study break?  Get involved in the Bayridge PacMan Competition running this week! The current leader in Grade 9 is Wenyu Sun.  The grade 10 leaders are Owen Swaine & James Compeau and the grade 12 leaders are Ben Fink-Jensen & Reid Delaney.  Are you thinking we skipped grade 11?  Well, we didn't - no one has submitted a score yet from that grade!  C'mon, grade 11's - pick it up!  Everyone has until Thursday to submit a score, and top scores will win $20 gift cards to Mesca Fresca.  Need details?  Check out the posters around the school or check out the BSS Computer Science Instagram page.  Go get those ghosts, Blazers ...waka, waka.

 

It’s the start of a new week, and a new month! Let’s rock ‘em both, Blazers!




 


Tuesday

Tuesday March 2, 2021

 

  • Grade 12’s Blazers! This is important !If you haven’t booked your grad portrait appointment yet, get on it before the end of the week. And don’t panic if you can only see one day in advance. The company is trying to fill up each day’s appointments before they open the next one for booking. The photographer will be in the school TODAY until 11 AM, so pop by if you can. If you’re having difficulties booking anything or have questions, please speak with or email Mrs. Highet – higheth@limestone.on.ca.
  • Blazers, the cafeteria is open to anyone who must arrive at school before 8:15 because of transportation, or who wants to get out of the cold.  All students may enter the building and go to their classroom starting at 8:15 AM. 
  • Octo 5 wraps up tomorrow, and Thursday is our exam and culminating activity day.  Please be sure to check with your teacher about whether or not you need to be here on Thursday to finish any missing work.  If you need to make a timetable change for Octo6, do that today or tomorrow.  Once you attend your Octo 6 class Friday you cannot make any schedule change to a new class.
  • Need a BSS PacMan Competition update? 

Right now, the leader in Grade 9 is still Wenyu Sun - because no other grade 9s have submitted a score! Step up, grade 9s!!!

The leaders in grade 10 is still Owen Swaine but Roman Amarante has moved into second place.

The grade 11s are in the game now and the current leader is Isaac Peters, followed by Tyler Jesperson

The leader in grade 12 is still Ben Fink-Jensen followed by Riley Lawrence-Montag.

We even have a staff leader now with Mr. Allen in the lead!

Remember, you have until Thursday to submit a score and the top scorers will win $20 gift cards to Mesa Fresca.  Need details?  Take a look at the posters around the school or check out the BSS Computer Science Instagram page.  Go get those ghosts, Blazers ... Waka, waka.

It’s a chilly one Blazers, so stay warm … and cool


 

Wednesday

Wednesday March 3 2021

  • Here is some excellent guidance from Nelson Mandela, and it’s your Wellness Wednesday advice for this week: “Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming – BUT – vision with action can change the world.”

    Hey Blazers- Just a friendly nudge from the ECO Team for students to bring refillable water bottles from home. Let’s all work to reduce the consumption of plastic water bottles at BSS. 

  • Grade 12 students! Have you done anything about your grad photo?? Time is running out, so don’t put it off any longer!

  • It’s the last day of Octo5, if you can believe it, and tomorrow is our exam and culminating activity day.  Please be sure to check with your teacher about whether or not you need to be here on Thursday to finish any missing work.  If you need to make a timetable change for Octo6, do it today!

  • The BSS PacMan Competition is heating up!  

  • In grade 9, the leaders are Wenyu Sun and Eliot Shelley.
  • The leader in grade 10 is Owen Swaine & James Compeau has moved back into 2nd place!
  • In grade 11, Cam Hanes has taken the lead with Isaac Peters in second!
  • The leader in grade 12 is still Ben Fink-Jensen followed by Riley Lawrence-Montag.
  • And no one on staff seems to be able to catch Mr. Allen!

  It’s not too late to get involved - the contest closes Thursday at 5:00 and the top players will win $20 gift cards to Mesa Fresca.  Need details?  Look for the posters around the school or check out the BSS Computer Science Instagram page.  Stay away from Blinky – he’s a bad ghost. Waka, waka Blazers.


Have a great Wednesday Blazers!

Thursday

Thursday February 25, 2021
February is Black History Month

  • Alfred “Alfie” Pierce is a legendary and complicated figure in Kingston’s history, best known for his association with Queen’s University sports teams, a crowd favourite at football games, and a beloved legend at Queens. When he was 15, football captain Guy Curtis allowed Pierce to join the team, and from then on he was considered the team “mascot”. Alfie served as water boy and masseuse, and played an essential role in the team’s pre-game rituals. Mr. Pierce stayed at Queen’s his whole life, living in a room under Richardson Stadium in the summer - Stadium - now the site of Tindall Field - and the boiler room of the Jock Harty Arena in winter He shared these accommodations with the Queen’s official mascot “Boo Hoo”, a live, and dangerous, bear. Alfie served as a night watchman and did general maintenance, and eventually the university granted him $10 a week allowance in exchange. Do you think he was compensated fairly for his duties? What would you change in his story?
  • Hey blazers! Today is “Be kind to your mind day”. To be kind to yourself today, we want you to follow this special 3 step checklist:

    1. Write down three things you like best about yourself 

    2. Treat yourself to your favourite snack

    3. Go for a walk and get some fresh air

        The Kindness Quote of the day: “be the person that makes others feel included. Be kind.” 

  •  Tomorrow, to end the week with a bang, we’re having a Blorange day! Make sure to show your school spirit.

  • Hey Grade 12’s Listen up. If you have not yet booked your grad portrait appointment get on it. There will not be an opportunity to do this after next week.  No RETAKES due to COVID. You have 3 options:

    • No Charge Session:  One pose only, no payment submitted when you book your appointment
    • Standard Session - $25 - you get 15 poses, you can bring props – hat, ball, sweater, etc., some come in background
    • Deluxe Session - $50.00 which includes a Class Composite Photo 11 x 14 inches

    If  you have trouble booking your appointment, please see or email Mrs. Highet. Our goal is to have all of you pictured in the yearbook and in the Graduation Slide show.  This will be a year to remember! 

  • Hey Blazers! Here at Bayridge we have started an initiative to support local businesses by showcasing a special restaurant every week! We are giving back to our local businesses!!  This week support local business Bella Bistro at 4050 Bath Road by dining out on Friday or Saturday! More details are on the post on our @bayridgestudentcouncil Instagram page!
  • Blazers – do you have any hot news tips for the Blazer News Broadcast tomorrow? Submit your announcements to the Blazer News Google Form or email Wyatt Falcao at falcaow@limestone.on.ca right away! Have your say! Don’t delay!

 

 

It’s Thursday, Blazers! Let’s make it a good one.


 


Friday

Friday February 26, 2021
February is Black History Month

More on Alfie Pierce, a complicated figure in Kingston’s history. At his death in 1951, hundreds of townspeople, including students, educators, and co-workers, paid their last respects to Alfie Pierce. In 1979 the campus pub was renamed “Alfie’s” in his memory, although this decision has been clouded in controversy due to the questionable treatment he received at the hands of senior members of the Queens staff and faculty. In 2013, the name was changed back to “The Underground.” There are several scholarships named in his honour and students and black community members continue to consider proposals for some sort of standing memorial and tribute to Alfie Pierce. 
Some things to ponder: Why is it important to remember Alfie Pierce’s story? What is at the heart of the controversy around naming the pub Alfie’s? Why do you think today’s Black students are committed to honouring the students who came before by having spaces named after them? There are so many Kingston Black History facts and stories to learn about and share. To learn more, check out: stoneskingston.ca/black-history/

Hey Blazers! Here at Bayridge we have started an initiative to support local businesses by showcasing a special restaurant every week! We are giving back to our local businesses!!  This week support local business Bella Bistro at 4050 Bath Road by dining out on Friday or Saturday! More details are on the post on our @bayridgestudentcouncil Instagram page! 

Here’s this week’s tip from your friendly neighborhood ECO Team – Unplugging devices from wall outlets can save energy by up to 25%. Seems like a pretty simple way to do some good for the earth!

To end Kindness Week with a bang, today is Blorange Day to show off our school spirit and celebrate our wonderful community. Don’t forget – “an act of kindness is never wasted. Even if you can’t see how, it always makes a difference.”

Hey Grade 12’s Listen up. If you have not yet booked your grad portrait appointment get on it. There will not be an opportunity to do this after next week.  No RETAKES due to COVID. You have 3 options:
No Charge Session:  One pose only, no payment submitted when you book your appointment
Standard Session - $25 - you get 15 poses, you can bring props – hat, ball, sweater, etc., some come in background
Deluxe Session - $50.00 which includes a Class Composite Photo 11 x 14 inches

If  you have trouble booking your appointment, please see or email Mrs. Highet. Our goal is to have all of you pictured in the yearbook and in the Graduation Slide show.  This will be a year to remember!  It’s Friday Have a fabulous day and a brilliant weekend!  



It's Friday, Blazers. Have a great day, and a fabulous weekend!