Monday April 9, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:23 AM by Yvonne Holbrook ‎[Staff]‎


·         The OT Robotics teams attended their second FRC district event at McMaster University this weekend.  Team 1334 joined the 8th place alliance and were eliminated in the quarter finals.  They qualified for district championships and will be competing against Ontario’s top teams later this week at the Hershey Center.  Thirteen seventy four’s captain, May Farhad, was a dean’s list semi-finalist at the event for her outstanding contributions to the team and will be competing against other semi-finalists at the provincial level.  If you are interested in going to an event and seeing what a robotics competition is all about, be sure to come check out the event.  It is from Thursday to Saturday of this week.  For more information check out the posters around the school.


·         Good morning OT students and staff:  The Canadian Blood services are looking for 8 kind volunteers to donate.  Please come down to the school office today and tomorrow to fill out your name and information on the donation sheet in the office.  The blood drive is taking place Friday, April 20th at the Oakville Town Hall on Trafalgar road, between 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Please come see Mme Savoie to sign up. Give it a try 17 & 18 year olds.


·         Ping Pong Club is back, come to the caféteria after school today.


·         What are you doing next March Break?  If waking up to the sound of ocean waves, rappelling down a 100 ft waterfall, sleeping in a cave for a night, as well as, helping the environment and doing some community service sounds appealing, consider coming with us to Costa Rica next March.  On this trip you will also earn some of the Community service hours you need to graduate.  Find out more by attending our first meeting for the Costa Rica Volunteer trip in room 232 after school tomorrow April 10th.


·         The Model UN Club travelled to Upper Canada College to participate in the Ontario Model UN Conference on Saturday and Sunday.  The team demonstrated their critical thinking skills and developed leadership skills and team work while debating a variety of international issues.  Honourable mention awards were earned by both Navya Sheth and Ian Greer.  Ryan O’Connell Javan Jiang and Angelika Premuzic won outstanding delegates awards.  Rohan Kamran-Lyons and Patrick Liu won best delegate for their portrayal of Australia at the G20 summit.  Xander Don-Wauchope also won best delegate by representing Albert Burleson in President Wilson’s cabinet.  Emily Barber won best delegate for her portrayal of Hungary at the European Union conference.  Congratulations to the entire team on an excellent conference.  The Model UN Club will be having their next meeting Wednesday after school in room 102.  New members always welcome.