Thursday, 2 April 2015

Spring.....has arrived...

Greetings from the office.....

Now that we've finally arrived at some better weather, and the snow has disappeared for another 10 months,..(fingers crossed)..all of us can begin to look forward to warmer weather and getting outdoors for more and more time.

Here at school this is most easily seen by our spring sports teams.  Although the fields may not yet be suitable for competition our coaches are getting the students outside with greater frequency.

April also means we're hitting the mid way mark in our semester.  Report Cards will be issued on Friday, April 17th.  The period from April through the May long weekend tends to feel like a long, drawn out time for students and staff however I'd caution everyone to do their best to maintain their focus on school activities as we're far from the end of the semester.

Should report cards cause concern please do not hesitate to connect with the school in the following order of priority:  a) Subject specific Classroom Teacher; b) Support Staff (Guidance; Student Success Teacher; etc. ); and c) Administration.  Our Parents' Night was held back in March however if any parent wishes to set up an interview with their child's teacher all that is required is a phone call or e-mail and a mutually convenient time to meet here at the school.

Some Key Dates

Friday, April 17th     Report Cards
Friday, April 24th     PA Day
Monday, May 18th   Victoria Day
Wed. May 20th         PROM
Friday, May 29th      Relay for Life Event
Thurs. June 18th       First Day of Final Exams
Thurs. June 25th       Commencement

From around the school...

This past week we held our Relay for Life Kick-off Assembly.  Thanks to the Relay Committee for a great outline of what's to come in the month of April and May.  As you may know Relay for Life takes place on May 29th and we're looking forward to a great event.

More details will be forthcoming however all OT families are encouraged to participate in whatever manner possible.  Some of you may make a donation; some may come to cheer on and support our event; and some may even choose to participate by walking themselves!

Thank you for your support of Cancer Research and the Relay for Life at OTHS.

Last week our Improv Team competed at the regional championships in Toronto.  Although our students will not be moving on to Nationals they have had an awesome year!  Winning their way to regionals is a great achievement and all students should be proud of their accomplishment.  Thank you to Ms. Muzzatti for her continued leadership of this great group of students.

Robotics News - last week our Robotics Team travelled up to North Bay (Nipissing University) for another First Robotics Competition.  While Team 1334 did not emerge victorious they acquitted themselves very well moving beyond the 'round robin' and into the Elimination rounds.  The students were fully immersed in another authentic learning opportunity for the three days of competition.  Thank you very much to Mr. Woods and our fantastic Mentors for their continued support.

Wishing everyone a great long weekend....

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