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Daily Announcements

Monday January 23rd 2023

DECA

Hey Gaels! If any DECA members ordered DECA merch, than you can pick it up today at lunch in room 153!!

Friday January 20th 2023

Math

If you are writing the EQAO Math assessment today, you are supposed to be in the library or cafeteria right now. If you are in your regular period 1 class, please go to your appropriate space now.

RISE

Hey Gaels! Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is the FINAL DRIVE for our FOOD DRIVE for Six Nations Community Food Bank. Tell your parents, neighbours and community- a DRIVE-IN collection is happening at GCVI so drop off your donations at the Yorkshire street parking lot. When you get dropped off or picked up from school, RISE will be there to collect donations. So Drive by, drop off and help stop hunger. Thank you for your support.

Library

Hey Gaels. Unfortunately the Library Learning Commons and the Cafeteria are closed ALL DAY TODAY. This is due to the Grade 9 EQAO test. 

The library will also NOT be to loan out any Chromebooks. 

For any students who use the prayer room, it will still be available for quiet prayer.

Thursday January 19th 2023

White Pine Book Club

Anyone interested in attending the White Pine book club we will be discussing our first book Thursday Jan. 19th at 11:45 in the Library. For more info be sure to join the classroom! The  code is dhcckbj

Guidance 

Have you applied to Western University? Would you like to be considered for the Western University National Scholarships?

GCVI will nominate 4 students to be considered for these scholarships which recognize all-round excellence. Criteria includes outstanding academic performance, creative and innovative thought, a passion for learning, exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics, and community service. All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12U/M courses. 

There’s more information on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. Please complete the self-nomination form by January 19 if you would like to be considered for this award.

Yarn Club

Hey yarn club! We are meeting again this TODAY at 12:00 in room 118. This is our last one before exams, though we will be meeting again next semester.  Hope to see you there so we can continue working on our awesome project! Make sure to bring your yarn and hooks to the meeting. And if you don’t have them, don’t worry still come as we’ve got you covered!

Wednesday January 18th 2023

White Pine Book Club

Anyone interested in attending the White Pine book club we will be discussing our first book Thursday Jan. 19th at 11:45 in the Library. For more info be sure to join the classroom! The  code is dhcckbj

Guidance

Have you applied to Western University? Would you like to be considered for the Western University National Scholarships?

GCVI will nominate 4 students to be considered for these scholarships which recognize all-round excellence. Criteria includes outstanding academic performance, creative and innovative thought, a passion for learning, exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics, and community service. All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12U/M courses. 

There’s more information on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. Please complete the self-nomination form by January 19 if you would like to be considered for this award.

Yoga

Come join for some yoga with Sarah Schwartzentruber on Wednesday at lunch from 11:45-12:15 in the balcony.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one but if not we have some extras.  Bring some water too!  No previous experience required!  Great time to unwind as the end of the Semester approaches!

Boys Rugby

Attention boys who played rugby last year.  We have a leadership and development opportunity available for up to 25 RETURNING players.  IF you are interested in this February weekend Camp opportunity please come to a meeting Wednesday – 11:45 in Room 200.  Wish you could be involved – no worries!!  Rugby signups are the first week of the New Semester – see you then.

Study Skills Group

Exams are approaching, Gaels! Any student looking for guidance and support regarding exam preparation techniques is invited to come to room 54 today and tomorrow at lunch where a group of senior students will be sharing strategies on how to prepare for exams. Our goal is to help you take control of your preparation so you walk into your exams well prepared and feeling confident. Grade 9 and 10 students are especially encouraged to attend. Come join us in rm 54 today to learn tips and tricks you can use to prepare for your exams.

Junior Girls Volleyball Team

Junior Girls Volleyball – Congratulations to the Junior Girls Volleyball team for their spirited and exciting win against Centennial CVI yesterday afternoon. Our GC Junior girls played an outstanding match winning in 3 consecutive sets. Well done Jr. GAELS!

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all members of chamber choir! You have rehearsal today in the auditorium after school until 4:30pm. This is our last rehearsal before semester two, so please make sure you attend. That’s all members of chamber choir, see you today in the auditorium after school!

Music

Reminder that there is a Sr Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

Brainiacs

What’s poppin’ Gaels?! Final exams are just around the corner, and what better way to study than to enjoy some delicious, freshly baked, tasty cookies! The Brainiacs club will be selling “Smart Cookies” to anyone craving a sweet snack to make you smarter and sharper, for your next set of exams. These cookies are freshly baked and created by Ms. Arbuckle’s hard-working hospitality class, and will be sold this Thursday after school, as well as on Friday during lunch and after school. Cookies can be purchased individually for $1.50, or you can buy 3 cookies for $4. Make sure to buy one before they sell out, and you’ll be one smart cookie! We can’t wait to see your brains working!

Tuesday January 17th 2023

White Pine Book club

Anyone interested in attending the White Pine book club we will be discussing our first book Thursday Jan. 19th at 11:45 in the Library. For more info be sure to join the classroom! The  code is dhcckbj

Guidance

Grade 12 students, are you applying to Conestoga College? Do you have questions about the programs and opportunities at Conestoga? Come to guidance at lunch on Tuesday to meet with a Conestoga Representative who will answer your questions and provide you with more information. That’s Tuesday at Lunch in Guidance.

Have you applied to Western University? Would you like to be considered for the Western University National Scholarships?

GCVI will nominate 4 students to be considered for these scholarships which recognize all-round excellence. Criteria includes outstanding academic performance, creative and innovative thought, a passion for learning, exceptional achievement in extracurricular activities such as the arts and athletics, and community service. All applicants must have obtained a minimum overall academic average of 90% on all Grade 12U/M courses. 

There’s more information on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. Please complete the self-nomination form by January 19 if you would like to be considered for this award.

Yoga

Come join for some yoga with Sarah Schwartzentruber on Wednesday at lunch from 11:45-12:15 in the balcony.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one but if not we have some extras.  Bring some water too!  No previous experience required!  Great time to unwind as the end of the Semester approaches!

Boys Rugby

Attention boys who played rugby last year.  We have a leadership and development opportunity available for up to 25 RETURNING players.  IF you are interested in this February weekend Camp opportunity please come to a meeting Wednesday – 11:45 in Room 200.  Wish you could be involved – no worries!!  Rugby signups are the first week of the New Semester – see you then.

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that there will be a DECA meeting today in room 154 at 11:45. This meeting is for all oral and written memebers, see you there!

Study Skills Group

Exams are approaching, Gaels! Any student looking for guidance and support regarding exam preparation techniques is invited to come to room 54 today and tomorrow at lunch where a group of senior students will be sharing strategies on how to prepare for exams. Our goal is to help you take control of your preparation so you walk into your exams well prepared and feeling confident. Grade 9 and 10 students are especially encouraged to attend. Come join us in rm 54 today to learn tips and tricks you can use to prepare for your exams.

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels! Are you looking for a stress reliever before exams start? Do you want a chance to have some fun during lunch today before the study grind begins? Well, athletic council is transforming the big open gym into volleyball courts today! The small gym will still be available for open gym and other activities, but if you want to play volleyball with your friends and peers, come out at lunch! Remember that you may not eat in the gym, and please do not bring dirty shoes into the gym. We hope to see lots of you there to let out some stress and have fun!

Monday January 16th 2023

Guidance

Would you like to be considered for the Schulich Leader Scholarship valued at $100,000 or more? 

GCVI will nominate one student to be considered for this scholarship. Students must be entrepreneurial-minded, pursuing a STEM program and demonstrate Academic Excellence, Leadership, Charisma and Creativity. Strong consideration will be given to those with Financial Need.

There’s more information on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. Please complete the self-nomination form by January 16 if you would like to be considered for this award.

White Pine Book club

Anyone interested in attending the White Pine book club we will be discussing our first book Thursday Jan. 19th at 11:45 in the Library. For more info be sure to join the classroom! The  code is dhcckbj

Debate Club

Hello debaters! There’s a debate meeting today at the START of lunch in room 206 for ALL members. However, if you are interested in participating in a tournament and you are in Grade 10 or above, important information will be released as well! 

For more information check the google classroom. BRING YOUR LUNCH!!

The Gael Gazette

Attention all Gael Gazette members! We have a mandatory meeting TODAY, starting at the BEGINNING of lunch in room 206. Your final copies of articles for edition #2 need to be submitted today and added to the formatting document. Most will not need to stay long unless work remains to be done, but we must consult with everyone as we prepare the second edition. See you there!

Guidance

Grade 12 students, are you applying to Conestoga College? Do you have questions about the programs and opportunities at Conestoga? Come to guidance at lunch on Tuesday to meet with a Conestoga Representative who will answer your questions and provide you with more information. That’s Tuesday at Lunch in Guidance.

Study Support Group

Exams are approaching, Gaels! Any student looking for guidance and support regarding exam preparation techniques is invited to come to room 54 this Tuesday and Wednesday at lunch where a group of senior students will be sharing strategies on how to prepare for exams. Our goal is to help you take control of your preparation so you walk into your exams well prepared and feeling confident.

Friday January 13th 2023

Guidance

Are you in Grade 9? Learn about how to sign up for the Community Environmental Leadership Program to earn four credits in a semester of your Grade 10 year. Go camping, teach EcoStars, bike, meet new people and more!  Come to a short presentation in Guidance at the start of lunch today.  

White Pine Book club

Anyone interested in attending the White Pine book club we will be discussing our first book Thursday Jan. 19th at 11:45 in the Library. For more info be sure to join the classroom! The  code is dhcckbj

Yearbook

Good morning Gaels! The yearbook of 2023 is coming soon! There will be booths set up next week for cash payments, and yearbook this year are 40 dollars. More information will be coming at you soon, so don’t be left in the dark, buy your yearbook and go with the glow!

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR! Today is the last day to get in your order forms for chamber choir merch! Come find Ms. Osborne in the aud period 4 to hand in your order, or take it to the office if you can’t track Ms. Osborne down! That’s all chamber choir members… your merch forms are due TODAY!!!!!!

Music

This is a reminder for all students in Ms. Osborne’s guitar class! Please head down to the music room immediately after announcements to practice with the vocal class for our culminating project. Please bring your guitars with you! That’s all students in Ms. Osborne’s guitar class, please head to the music room now!

Thursday January 12 2023

Guidance

Are you in Grade 9? Learn about how to sign up for the Community Environmental Leadership Program to earn four credits in a semester of your Grade 10 year. Go camping, teach EcoStars, bike, meet new people and more!  Come to a short presentation in Guidance at the start of lunch this Friday, Jan. 13th.

Guidance

Grade 12 students, if you are applying to Ontario universities, the deadline is Thursday, January 12th. Please, please don’t wait until the 12th to apply. The high number of last-minute applications can, and has, crashed the system. Get this done today!

Guidance

Would you like to be considered for the Schulich Leader Scholarship valued at $100,000 or more? 

GCVI will nominate one student to be considered for this scholarship. Students must be entrepreneurial-minded, pursuing a STEM program and demonstrate Academic Excellence, Leadership, Charisma and Creativity. Strong consideration will be given to those with Financial Need.

There’s more information on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. Please complete the self-nomination form by January 16 if you would like to be considered for this award.

Computer Science Contests

Hey Coders!!

If you are interested in participating in a Computer Science Contest at GCVI, you must join THIS Google Classroom: 

ku3u5ay

The Gael Gazette

Attention Gael Gazette members – If you are participating in the second edition of the Gael Gazette, there is a mandatory meeting today at lunch, in Room 206. See you there!

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all members of chamber choir! If you’re purchasing the chamber choir hoodies, t-shirts or sweatpants, your orders are due TOMORROW. Orders will not be accepted past TOMORROW. The order form and sizing charts are available on the Chamber Choir classroom page. That’s all chamber choir swag orders… DUE TOMORROW!

Yearbook

Good morning Gaels! The yearbook of 2023 is coming soon! There will be booths set up next week for cash payments, and yearbook this year are 40 dollars. More information will be coming at you soon, so don’t be left in the dark, buy your yearbook and go with the glow!

DECA

Hey Gaels there will be a DECA meeting today at 11:45 in room 154 for all members, this includes written members aswell

Wednesday January 11th 2023

CELP

Are you in Grade 9? Learn about how to sign up for the Community Environmental Leadership Program to earn four credits in a semester of your Grade 10 year. Go camping, teach EcoStars, bike, meet new people and more!  Come to a short presentation in Guidance at the start of lunch this Friday, Jan. 13th.

RISE

The songs you heard this morning are by The Halluci Nation, currently made up of Tim “2oolman” Hill and Ehran “Bear Witness” Thomas. They blend instrumental hip hop, reggae, moombahton, and dubstep-influenced dance music with elements of First Nations music, particularly vocal styles and drumming. They created their signature sound, pow-wow-step, by sampling pre-recorded pow wow songs and mixing in electronic sounds to follow the pow wow singers. They have won multiple JUNO Awards in 2014, 2017, and 2018. Their latest album is One More Saturday Night. For more information and great music, check them out on their website, www.thehallucination.com, or on their Instagram, @thehallucination.

Computer Science Contests

Hey Coders!!

If you are interested in participating in a Computer Science Contest at GCVI, you must join THIS Google Classroom: ku3u5ay

Thank you!

Yarn Club

Hey yarn club! Hope you all had an amazing break. We are meeting again this Thursday, tomorrow, at 12:00 in room 118. Hope to see you there so we can continue working on our awesome project for Honduras!

Grad Committee

Hey grads! Big news… grad wear is in! If you ordered grad wear, come to room 204 TODAY at the beginning of lunch to get your clothing! That’s room 204 at the beginning of lunch. And don’t forget, limited socks are available for purchase for 10$ – cash only. They are first come first serve and only one pair per person, so make sure you come quick!

Junior Girls Volleyball Team

Junior Girls Volleyball – Our GCVI Junior Girls Volleyball team should be extremely proud of their spirited effort yesterday afternoon against the first place JF ROSS team. The girls were able to push ROSS to a 5th and final set, falling just short of an exciting upset. Well done girls!

Yearbook

Good morning Gaels! The yearbook of 2023 is coming soon! There will be booths set up next week for cash payments, and yearbook this year are 40 dollars. More information will be coming at you soon, so don’t be left in the dark, buy your yearbook and go with the glow!

HOSA

Hey HOSA members! Just a reminder that there’s a HOSA meeting today at lunch. We’ll be playing Jeopardy and there will be prizes for the winning team.

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all members of chamber choir! If you’re purchasing the chamber choir hoodies, t-shirts or sweatpants, your orders are due by this Friday, January 13. Orders will not be accepted past this Friday. The order form and sizing charts are available on the Chamber Choir classroom page. That’s all chamber choir swag orders… DUE THIS FRIDAY!

Guidance

Grade 12 students, if you are applying to Ontario universities, the deadline is Thursday, January 12th. Please, please don’t wait until the 12th to apply. The high number of last-minute applications can, and has, crashed the system. Get this done today!

Would you like to be considered for the Schulich Leader Scholarship valued at $100,000 or more?

GCVI will nominate one student to be considered for this scholarship. Students must be entrepreneurial-minded, pursuing a STEM program and demonstrate Academic Excellence, Leadership, Charisma and Creativity. Strong consideration will be given to those with Financial Need.

There’s more information on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. Please complete the self-nomination form by January 16 if you would like to be considered for this award.