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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 September 28, 2020

 

  • I would like to begin by acknowledging that the Bayridge community is situated on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territory. We are grateful to be able to live, learn and play on these lands.
  • Hey Blazers, this year, we want to go all in for the Terry Fox Run on Wednesday Sept 30th! We’d love it if students could contribute to the Terry Fox Foundation on behalf of BSS. To reward your kindness for donating to Terry, a staff member will be doused with a bucket of ice water for every $200 raised. Go to our school website to find the link for our Terry Fox fundraising page or visit our bssathletics Instagram account!  If you can’t donate yourself, please spread the word to others that can! 

    Go toterryfox.ca/BayridgeHSKingston to donate now!
  • Not too long ago, Indigenous children were taken away from their families and stripped of their culture in residential schools. They were treated horribly, and some didn’t survive. We honour these peoples, who endured such horrific conditions on Orange Shirt Day, Wednesday September 30th. Orange Shirt Day is one opportunity to show our support and respect for Indigenous peoples by wearing an orange t-shirt and remembering.
  • Hey Blazers! Get ready to get active, and get involved! Your athletic council is busy preparing a Terry Fox activity for Wednesday September 30. More details to follow! See Bisera, Emily, Ms. Neimi or Ms. Dearborn if you’d like to get involved!
  • Blazers!!  Student Council is excited to announce that its first House Challenge of the year will occur on Friday, October 2nd - each grade is a “House” and you compete for points to win the illustrious HOUSE CUP!!  To celebrate this event - we will be having a BLORANGE Day on Friday to show our school spirit. And Rumour has it - yes we ROCK but also - our spirit might be part of the house challenge!!  So find that blue and orange gear and get it ready for Friday!!
  • Attention Blazers in Grade 11 and 12 courses!!! The Maintain Mark date for Octomester 1 has arrived!  Meaning…if you plan on dropping your Octomester 1 course, and do not want it to appear on your Official Transcript, then you MUST drop it by TODAY, September 28th.  Book an appointment with Mr. Pixley or Ms. Sharpe in Student Services to start the drop process if required.
  • Grade 9 Blazers - don’t forget to order your Spirit Package through School-Day! The package includes 2 BSS t-shirts, a lanyard, a water bottle, a BSS highlighter and more. If your parents need their secure-match key for School-Day please let your teacher know. Reusable water bottles to use at the Water Fill Stations around the school are also available for purchase on School-Day for just $10. Show your Blazer spirit!

Tuesday

 Tuesday, Sept. 29th 

 

  • Congratulations to the BSS Student Council Team.  Applicants will receive letters in their home forms today from their teacher.  There will be a student council meeting on Wednesday at lunch in the island at the front of the school.
  • Grade Representatives have all been acclaimed so there will be no elections or speeches this week.  Congrats to the Grade Reps for Student Council.  We will announce the who's who of Student Council later this week.
  • Picture this. No one listens to you. Your feelings do not matter. You’re not cared for. You’ve been taken from your family and forced to forget everything that you knew about yourself. This is what over 150,000 or more Indigenous children were forced to experience. Orange Shirt Day remembers and honours those who survived and those who lost their lives during their terrible years in Canada’s residential schools. Tomorrow, join us in wearing an orange shirt to commemorate this day. Allow Indigenous voices to be heard.
  • Hey Blazers, this year, we want to go all in for the Terry Fox Run this year! Don’t forget, a staff member will be doused with a bucket of ice water for every $200 you raise. So far BSS has raised $265…which means… Ms. Niemi will be drenched with ice water at lunch on Thursday out at the field.  If we can raise just another $135, another teacher will be joining Ms. Niemi for the chilly fun. Go to our school website to find the link for our Terry Fox fundraising page or visit our bssathletics Instagram account!  If you can’t donate yourself, please spread the word to others that can! 

    Go toterryfox.ca/BayridgeHSKingston to donate now!
  • If you are interested in getting volunteer hours here at BSS, please see Nancy O’Brien in student services.
  • Blazers!!  Student Council is excited to announce that its first House Challenge of the year will occur on Friday, October 2nd - each grade is a “House” and you compete for points to win the illustrious HOUSE CUP!!  To celebrate this event - we will be having a BLORANGE Day on Friday to show our school spirit. And Rumour has it - yes we ROCK but also - our spirit might be part of the house challenge!!  So find that blue and orange gear and get it ready for Friday!!
  • Grade 9 Blazers - don’t forget to order your Spirit Package through School-Day! The package includes 2 BSS t-shirts, a lanyard, a water bottle, a BSS highlighter and more. If your parents need their secure-match key for School-Day please let your teacher know. Reusable water bottles to use at the Water Fill Stations around the school are also available for purchase on School-Day for just $10. Show your Blazer spirit!
  • Please remember Blazers, we are striving for a garbage free lunch. That means that what you bring to school for lunch goes home from school at the end of the day. Use the garbage cans located around the building if you need to, to help keep our yard clean and free of litter.

 

Wednesday

Thursday

Thursday, March 12th
  • Attention Badminton Club members – you are welcome to come to the gym today after school for badminton as there will be no badminton club tomorrow. 

  • Those students who signed up for LifeBus TODAY - please meet in the front foyer at 9:25am with formal identification.

  • Come to the gym TODAY at 11:30 for a game of St. Patrick’s Day Robin Hood!

  • Spring Conditioning will NOT be happening TODAY.  We will be back at it on Tuesday and Thursday after March Break.   

  • Grads – did you miss getting your grad photo taken or want re-takes?  Lifetouch has appointments available from March 17-19th at their Kingston Studio.  Please call 613-634-1424 to book your appointment. 

  • Dungeons and Dragons players will meet TODAY after school in Room 137.

  • TOMORROW is a Spirit Day Blazers!  Please wear your blue and orange!

  • Model UN is occurring at KCVI in April.  This is an incredible few days so don’t miss it!  Do you enjoy discussing world politics and solving the issues of today?  Then this is your chance!  You’ve got several options: see Ms. Scarlett for details; pick up forms in the main office; see a Social Science teacher; or get forms from the bulletin board outside Room 113.  Forms are due TODAY to Ms. Scarlett. 

  • The Bayridge Makerspace in Room 135 will be open for building projects and making robots after school TODAY.  All are welcome.

  • The first Track and Field meeting and indoor practice will be Monday, March 23rd.  Meet in the Health Room first at 2:45.  Practice will be over by 4:00.    

  • Grads – we are still collecting baby photos for the grad slide show and yearbook.  Please make sure your name is on the back and drop them off in the main office. 

  • There will be an important meeting for ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS at lunch TODAY in the Drama Room. 

  • Don’t forget your $5 TOMORROW for the Culinary Arts hot lunch.  This week’s plate will include: ginger carrot soup, broccoli salad, pulled pork on a pretzel bun, baked beans and a chocolate fudge cookie for dessert.  See you TOMORROW at lunch in the Culinary room Blazers! 


Friday

Friday, March 13th

A message read to our students this morning from our principal, Heather Highet:
"Good morning everyone.  I wanted to speak with all of you given the unprecedented closure of the school for the two weeks following March break.  We are waiting to hear more from our Director, Mrs. Deb Rantz and at that time I will share it with all of you.  I do suggest today that you take everything necessary from your locker home with you.  At the very minimum, you can go over the learning you have done to date in each of your classes.  Review, revise and investigate.  I would also ask that you read.  If you need a book, stop by the Library Commons or borrow one from the Communications Department.  Keep your brains and your bodies active Blazers!  I would also like to reassure you that adjustments will be made to accommodate these unpredictable times as our school year is affected.  Stay tuned as the day unfolds.  Once we leave for March break, check our school website and Twitter for updates."

  • Yesterday a group of thirteen students participated in Bayridge’s 3rd LifeBus.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time.  It was a great success!  If you want to help save a life make sure to listen to upcoming announcements for the next LifeBus. 

  • Badminton Club members – there is NO badminton club today. 

  • Grads – did you miss getting your grad photo taken or want re-takes?  Lifetouch has appointments available from March 17-19th at their Kingston Studio.  Please call 613-634-1424 to book your appointment. 

  • The ECO Team will meet TODAY at lunch in Room 113.  New members are always welcome!

  • Zumba! Zumba! Zumba!  Come out TODAY at lunch in the gym to laugh, move and have some fun.  No experience required.  All are welcome – even staff!

  • Grads – we are still collecting baby photos for the grad slide show and yearbook.  Please make sure your name is on the back and drop them off in the main office. 

  • Get your $5 and get to the Culinary Room TODAY at lunch.  Today’s plate will include: ginger carrot soup, broccoli salad, pulled pork on a pretzel bun, baked beans and a chocolate fudge cookie for dessert.  See you TODAY at lunch in the Culinary room Blazers! 

  • Do you want to make a difference this summer?  If working outdoors as a park ranger or as a camping and fishing instructor sounds like your dream summer job, get your applications in for an opportunity with the Ontario Government!  It’s the last week to apply for student jobs with the Ontario Public Service at Ontario Place, and in the fields of policy, engineering and enforcement.  TODAY is the last day applications will be accepted!  Check out the website at Ontario.ca/summerstudents for details on how to apply and more! 

  • Hey Blazers - if you see Pam our EA in the hallways today – giver her an elbow tap or a foot bump (not a high five or a hug) as she starts her retirement at the end of TODAY!  Congratulations Pam, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our Blazers!