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Monday, October 25

Football

On Friday, your Gaels football team faced a big hard hitting Bishop Mac squad. The team found itself down quickly and wasn’t able to recover. Despite poor field position, the defense held tight only allowing one touchdown. The offense struggled throughout the game but was able to deliver a few big plays.  The Gaels never gave up and stuck together, with tough two way performances from Jake Henning, Keon Robinson, Rowan Marlatt, Bennet Schmidt and Jesse Garvin to name a few.  The Gaels face their next opponent, Ross this Friday under the lights.

Post Secondary Pathway Sessions

This week is a quieter week for post-secondary pathway information sessions, but there are still a few virtual events you should check out.

  1. College Mondays – Mon Oct 25 at 4 pm 
  2. OYAP Apprenticeship 101 – Tues Oct 26 at 11:45 am
  3. Ontario University Fair – Tues Oct 26 at 5 pm

Don’t forget about the Virtual Open House events happening now at Colleges and Universities too. 

Links for sessions and open houses can be found on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom.

Take the time to chat with representatives from Colleges, Universities and Apprenticeships. Learn more about your future options. If you are investing in a diploma or a degree, it’s worth checking out the campus too. Find out if the campus feels right for you. Look into residence, ask about clubs and student supports, spend a few hours making sure you want to live there. All schools have virtual tours and many are opening up to in-person visits as well.

Cards for Humanity Club

Are you looking for a fun and creative way to help out your community WHILE gaining volunteer hours? Do you like the idea of making homemade cards with your friends, and then delivering them to your senior homes and frontline workers in your community?

Well, Cards for Humanity is the club for you! Join our Google Classroom with the code zizdpss, and our first introductory meeting will be happening in Rm [email protected] on Friday the 29th! Look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, October 22

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Red shirt day is today! Thanks so much to everyone who wore Red for showing your care of October’s Dyslexia Awareness Month!

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that DECA is having a meeting today at 11:45 in the auditorium. See you all there!

GCVI Motown Band

Reminder, today at lunch in the music room is the first rehearsal EVER for the brand new GCVI Motown Band. Band members are reminded to eat quickly and then report to the music room for set up.

National Waste Reduction Week

Today as part of National Waste Reduction week we are celebrating Food Waste Friday. Each year in Canada about 58% of food produced is wasted. 

Your challenge today is to buy not quite perfect, or ugly, produce and buy single bananas that are usually thrown out. You can also reduce your waste by bringing home any food you don’t eat in your lunch so it might be eaten another day or by someone else at home.

Grad Clothing

Listen up Grads of 2022! Grad Clothing is here!!! Take a look at the display cabinet across from the Guidance office to check out the clothing options available. You can go to schoolcashonline for ordering info and payment OR scan the QR code on any of the Grad Clothing posters around the school for a direct link. Grad Clothing is on sale NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 5TH, so get your order in!

Chamber Choir

There is a rehearsal tonight until 4:30.

Thursday, October 21

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Red shirt day is happening on TOMORROW! For the kids struggling with Dyslexia, the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder of the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn to read, write and spell; and ultimately be successful in life. In recognition of International Dyslexia Awareness Month, please wear RED this FRIDAY to show your support.

Cross Country

Congratulations to ALL of the Cross Country team members who competed at the District 4/10 Championships on Wednesday.  A special shout out goes to the teams and individuals who medaled yesterday:

1) The GCVI Novice Boys Team placed 3rd overall!

2) Gabe Bennet won the Junior Boys 4 km race!

3) Acadia Tremain placed third in the Senior Girls 5 km race!

4) The GCVI Senior Boys Team Placed 2nd overall!

5) Jackson Hayes won the Senior Boys 5km race!

Congratulations to all 53 GCVI athletes who raced in their one and only race this season.  We hope to see you all on the Track in March!!!

A reminder, to return any spikes you borrowed to Mr. Hocken in the resource room.  Also, if you did not pick up your long sleeve GAELS Cross Country shirt.  You can also pick that up in the resource room from Mr. Hocken.  Lastly, see the Google Classroom for additional information and team pictures.

Music

Reminder that there is a stage band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that DECA is having a meeting today in the auditorium , at 11:45. New members are still welcome so feel free to drop by if you missed last week’s meeting!

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

Do you breathe Oxygen? Are you made up of 70% water? Have you ever blinked? If so then congrats, you’ve been invited to join GSA, or the Gender-Sexuality Alliance! GSA meets TODAY at 11:50 in room 118. You’ve been invited because of your special and unique abilities, like the blinking thing, so please also remember to use this special and unique code 3kbvvoy to join our special and unique classroom!

National Waste Reduction Week

Today as part of National Waste Reduction Week we are celebrating Plastics Thursday. It is estimated that only about 11% of plastic is recycled in Canada and almost 40% of plastic is made for packaging. 

Today’s challenge is to work to reduce your plastic use by bringing your own bags when shopping and use reusable containers for your lunch everyday.

White Pine Readers Club

In case you missed it, the list of 10 WHITE PINE books was released on Friday! Check out our library website for info on the books, and join our White Pine Book Club Classroom if you are interested in more info. Classroom code is bsbudyc. Book schedule is available NOW in the foyer of the library – stop and pick one up – and books are available for sign out RIGHT NOW!

Grad Clothing

Listen up Grads of 2022! Grad Clothing is here!!! Take a look at the display cabinet across from the Guidance office to check out the clothing options available. You can go to schoolcashonline for ordering info and payment OR scan the QR code on any of the Grad Clothing posters around the school for a direct link. Grad Clothing is on sale NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 5TH, so get your order in!

Wednesday, October 20

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Red shirt day is happening on Friday, October 22nd. For the kids struggling with Dyslexia, the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder of the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn to read, write and spell; and ultimately be successful in life. In recognition of International Dyslexia Awareness Month, please wear RED this FRIDAY to show your support. 

Improv

Looking to have some drama fun? GCVI improv has our first meeting TODAY after school on the stage in the aud! Drop in to learn more about improv at GCVI, and have fun performing! Talk to Mr. McBurney if you have any questions!

Japanese Club

Ohayo Minna ! Do you like watching anime and manga? Have you ever thought of learning a different language? If so, join Japanese Club this Friday in Rm 253 at 11:50 am, where you can learn and enjoy the Japanese culture and language. Our Google Classroom code is mxltqzh. See you there!

GSA

Are you finding your life incomplete without a weekly dose of absolute chaos? Ask your doctor about GSA today! GSA, the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, meets on Thursdays starting this week at 11:50 in room 118. You don’t actually need a doctor’s note to join, but you do need the code 3kbvvoy to join our classroom!

Drama Council

A reminder that Drama Council will meet on Thursday at 11:50 in the back of the Auditorium.

Stage Crew

Are you interested in Technology? Theatre? Costumes? Painting? Cosplay? Live Streaming? Stage Management? Running assemblies? Being super cool?

If so, join us on Friday at noon in the back of the Auditorium, for an informational meeting. We welcome all grade and interests. Come on down and see if Stage Crew is the team for you.

National Waste Reduction Week

Today as part of National Waste Reduction Week we are observing e-waste Wednesday. The average person keeps their cell phone for 2 years and about only 17% of what is sent away as E-waste is actually recycled. 

Today your challenge is to keep your cell phone and other electronics as long as possible and to make sure that when you are done with your electronics you send it to a proper recycling facility. In the City of Guelph is the Waste Resource Innovation Centre.

Science Olympics

What did the Science book say to the Math book? You’ve got problems. 

Please join us for Science Olympics today in Rm 1.  Eat first and join us for some Science fun at 11:50.

DECA

Just a reminder that DECA is having a meeting this Thursday in the auditorium, at 11:45. New members are still welcome so feel free to drop by if you missed last week’s meeting!

Drumline Rehearsal

Reminder that there is a drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Members are asked to report to the music room immediately after eating to start setting up.

College and University Sessions

Grade 11 and 12 Students, there are more virtual college and university information sessions this week. It’s a busy week! College Mondays return on Monday. Links to register and join are on the gr 11 and 12 classroom.

Universities are scheduled for the following dates:

Wed Oct 20 Brock

Thurs Oct 21 Huron (at Western), Waterloo and Windsor

White Pine Readers Club

In case you missed it, the list of 10 WHITE PINE books was released on Friday! Check out our library website for info on the books, and join our White Pine Book Club Classroom if you are interested in more info. Classroom code is bsbudyc.  Book schedule is available NOW in the foyer of the library – stop and pick one up – and books are available for sign out RIGHT NOW!

Junior Boys Soccer

Yesterday, your junior boys soccer team finished their historic season in dramatic fashion. They won the championship over Centennial in penalty kicks. Mo Sang delivered with some incredible saves helping to secure the victory. Marko Trkulja and Omar Ladhani were the goal scorers in regular time. This season was filled with contributions from all members of the team. This marks the first time that GCVI has been back to back soccer champions. Great work boys!

Photo Retake Day-October 21

ALL issues relating to Student Cards, photo packages etc. can and will be solved on that day.

Cameras will run from 9am to 1pm. There will be an early camera running from 8am-9am for any teachers or students who cannot be here during the day or who are CO-OP students etc. 

Again: any issues relating to photos or student cards can be solved on Thursday and anyone who missed photo day can get their pic taken then as well.

Tuesday October 19

Social Justice Club

The Social Justice Club meets today in Rm 54 at 11:50. If you are passionate about social justice issues and want to make impactful, long-lasting change then come join us. We are always looking for new members from all grades. We hope to see you today!

Environment- Waste Reduction Week

Today as part of Waste Reduction Week we will be observing Textiles Tuesday. Did you know it takes about 27 bathtubs full of water to produce one cotton t-shirt and the average person throws away about 80 pounds of clothes each year.

Your challenge for today is the next time you buy clothes, find good quality clothes that will last longer so you can reduce the amount that you have to ultimately throw out.

Guidance

Grade 11 and 12 Students, there are more virtual college and university information sessions this week. It’s a busy week! 

Universities are scheduled for the following dates:

Tues Oct 19 Carleton and McMaster

Wed Oct 20 Brock

Thurs Oct 21 Huron (at Western), Waterloo and Windsor

Links to register and join are on the gr 11 and 12 classroom.

Grad Clothing

Listen up Grads of 2022! Grad Clothing is here!!! Take a look at the display cabinet across from the Guidance office to check out the clothing options available. You can go to schoolcashonline for ordering info and payment OR scan the QR code on any of the Grad Clothing posters around the school for a direct link. Grad Clothing is on sale NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 5TH, so get your order in!

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Red shirt day is happening on Friday, October 22nd. For the kids struggling with Dyslexia, the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder of the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn to read, write and spell; and ultimately be successful in life. In recognition of International Dyslexia Awareness Month, please wear RED this FRIDAY to show your support. That’s this Friday, October 22nd.

Field Hockey

Big congratulations to the Girl’s Field Hockey Team on a great season this year! Shoutout to Heidi Woolcott and Sara Michael for always leading the team with positivity on the field and being the team’s top goal scorers, Abbey Doucette for killing it in her first year in goal and ending the season with a shutout and Naomi Mesenbrink for modelling amazing sportsmanship and supporting our many rookie players throughout the season.  Way to go Gaels!

Cross Country

Attention All Cross Country team members.  The bus will be leaving for the District 4/10 Championships on Wednesday, October 20th at 9am from the Arnold Street Parking lot.

Be sure to check the weather, bring appropriate clothing, water, food and race gear for the day.  Also, please make sure your teachers are aware you will be away on Wednesday if you have not done so already!!!!!!  See you at 9am on Wednesday to board the bus.  P.S.  It’s a Cross Country and Track and Field bus tradition to sing a certain song on the bus ride.  So brush up on your “Take Me Home, Country Roads” lyrics!

Photo Retake Day-October 21

ALL issues relating to Student Cards, photo packages etc. can and will be solved on that day.

Cameras will run from 9am to 1pm. There will be an early camera running from 8am-9am for any teachers or students who cannot be here during the day or who are CO-OP students etc. 

Again: any issues relating to photos or student cards can be solved on Thursday and anyone who missed photo day can get their pic taken then as well.

Monday, October 18

Thanksgiving Food Drive Update

Thank you Gaels for your generosity! Together we were able to donate 457 kg, that’s 1005.4 lbs. of food and other much needed household items to people of need.

National Waste Reduction Week

This week is National Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Each day on the announcements you will hear different facts about waste in Canada and a challenge of how you can reduce your waste.

Today is Sharing Monday. A sharing economy is where you don’t own all of the items you use but rent or share the use of those items. Some examples might be a tool library, renting a car only when you need it or video or using the library instead of buying that book or dvd. These all reduce your waste as the items are being used by other people when you don’t need them.

Your challenge today is to think about what things in your life you only use once or not very often and see if there is a sharing economy based around those items.

Junior Band

Reminder that there is a Jr Band practice today at lunch in the music room. Band members are asked to eat quickly in their period 1 classes and then report to the music room at 11:40am. Rehearsal will run until the end of the lunch period.

Senior Band

Attention all trumpet players in Sr. Band! There is a sectional being held at 8:15 on Tuesday the 19th in the music room. Be there to take a look at the new music. See you then!

College and University Information Sessions

Grade 11 and 12 Students, there are more virtual college and university information sessions this week. It’s a busy week!  College Mondays return on Monday.

Universities are scheduled for the following dates:

Mon Oct 18 Brescia College (Western) and Ontario Tech University

Tues Oct 19 Carleton and McMaster

Wed Oct 20 Brock

Thurs Oct 21 Huron (at Western), Waterloo and Windsor

Links to register and join are on the gr 11 and 12 classroom.

Writer’s Circle

Are you interested in writing plays? Perhaps even having those plays performed in GCVI’s annual Variety Show – Writer’s Circle, a place for playwrights and aspiring playwrights, continues Tuesday October 19th  in room 215 after school. New writers are welcome to join. The class code is qp26eel.

Friday, October 15

Varsity Boys Hockey

Listen up everyone who is trying out for this year’s Varsity Boys Hockey Team. This is a reminder about your try out next Friday, October 22 in the morning at Centennial Arena. We take the ice at 7:30 AM so you must arrive at 7:15 AM to get ready. Please check your email this afternoon for more reminders about City of Guelph Arena protocols for this season.

Chamber Choir

There is a rehearsal tonight until 4:30.

D-Stress Club

The club is running today in Room 54 at 11:45. We are inviting all Grade 9’s to visit us today as we will have a group of Grade 12 students that you can talk to if you have questions, need some reassurance, or just need some place to hangout. See you there!

Senior Band

Attention all trumpet players in the Sr. Band! There is a sectional being held at 8:15 on Tuesday the 19th in the music room. Be there to take a look at the new music. See you then!

Senior Boys Soccer

Yesterday, your senior boys soccer team wrapped up their season. They played well all season and lost in a tight match to Orangeville. Thanks for the great season!

Origami Club

Hey Gaels! If you’re looking for a club to channel your creativity and get the opportunity to do fun hands-on projects, then the Origami  Club is perfect for you! We meet every other Monday at 11:50 in Room 54 and our first meeting is on October 18th. If you are interested, make sure you join our Google Classroom with the code ap7cos5. We hope to see you there!

Drama Council

Drama Council-includes both Seniors and Juniors -will meet this Friday in the Aud at noon. Join our classroom with the code e4zdq6.

Thursday, October 14

DECA

Hey Gaels! Don’t forget that DECA is having their first meeting today. There’s a small adjustment to the meeting time, we would love everyone to come to the auditorium at 11:45 so the executives have time to set up for the meeting! Hope to see you there!

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Do you breathe Oxygen? Are you made up of 70% water? Have you ever blinked? If so then congrats, you’ve been invited to join GSA, or the Gender-Sexuality Alliance! GSA meets TODAY at 11:50 in room 118. You’ve been invited because of your special and unique abilities, like the blinking thing, so please also remember to use this special and unique code 3kbvvoy to join our special and unique classroom!

Grades 9 & 10 Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Origami Club

Hey Gaels! If you’re looking for a club to channel your creativity and get the opportunity to do fun hands-on projects, then the Origami  Club is perfect for you! We meet every other Monday at 11:50 in Room 54 and our first meeting is on October 18th. If you are interested, make sure you join our Google Classroom with the code ap7cos5. We hope to see you there!

Drama Council

Drama Council-includes both Seniors and Juniors -will meet this Friday in the Aud at noon. Join our classroom with the code e4zdq6.

Wednesday, October 13

Music

Reminder that there is a drumline practice today at lunch in the music room. Please eat your lunch in your homeroom and report to the music room immediately after.

Hey Music Council members! This week’s meeting has been moved to Thursday at 12 in the music room, see you there!

Drama Council

Drama Council-includes both Seniors and Juniors -will meet this Friday in the Aud at noon.

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members! HOSA is happening today in room 155 starting at 11:45. Come join to learn more about the registration process and upcoming conferences. See you soon Gaels!!!

Cross Country

This is a reminder for all Cross Country runners who have paid for a singlet.  You can pick up your singlet in the Resource Room at Lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 this Thursday and Friday.  Again, you can pick up your singlet in the Resource Room from 11:30 -12:00 Thursday and Friday at lunch.

DECA

What kind of marketing does Dracula do? A-COUNT-based marketing.

Hey Gaels DECA is back!! DECA is a business club focused on developing leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, hospitality, finance and management. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge in business, competing in a business competition, becoming a better public speaker and meeting amazing new people, then DECA is the club for you. Our first meeting is this Thursday in the auditorium At 11:30. To join our classroom use the code tps26ly and you can follow us on Instagram with the username @dibsgcvi. If you have any questions feel free to DM us on Instagram!!

Jr Boys Soccer

Yesterday, the Junior Boys Soccer team finished their regular season and continued with their winning ways. They remained undefeated on the season and finished in first place. They are playing Centennial next Tuesday in the championship game. Great effort boys!

Sr. Boys Soccer

Attention all members of the Senior Boys Soccer team. There is practice afterschool at Silver Creek Park. Please see Ms. Carberry or Mr. Conti if you can not attend.

University Info Sessions Continue This Week

Links to join and register are on the grade 11 and 12 classroom pages.

York on Wed Oct 13 at 7 – 8 pm

Toronto on Thurs Oct 14 at 6 – 7 pm

Guelph Humber on Thurs Oct 14 at 7 – 8 pm

College Mondays return next week

Tuesday, October 12

Social Justice Club

Social Justice Club meets today in Room 54 at 11:50. If you are passionate about social justice issues and want to make impactful, long-lasting change then come join us. We are always looking for new members from all grades. We hope to see you today!

DECA

How did Yoda get his first lead? He used the Sales Force.

Hey Gaels DECA is back!! DECA is a business club focused on developing leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, hospitality, finance and management. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge in business, competing in a business competition, becoming a better public speaker and meeting amazing new people then DECA is the club for you. Our first meeting is this Thursday in the auditorium At 11:30 . More information like how to join our classroom is coming tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Black Student Union and Alliance

BSU meets today and every Tuesday at lunch. You can now find us in the library every Tuesday at 11:45.  Look forward to seeing you all.

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is? Me too! Since we have so much in common you should consider joining GSA, or the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, which will meet on Thursdays starting this week at 11:50 in room 118! We can’t promise the answer to the universe, but we can promise that you can join our classroom with the code 3kbvvoy

Beyond Computer Theory Club

Are you a computer science student interested in taking the University of Waterloo’s Canadian Computing Competition? Would you like to practice your problem solving skills in preparation for it? Then come to the Beyond Computer Theory Club and put the theory you’ve learned to work in solving past contest problems. The meetings are held every other Wednesday starting with the 13th in room 153 during lunch. Join the classroom by using the code xl3nert, and we’ll see you there!

University Info Sessions Continue This Week

Links to join and register are on the grade 11 and 12 classroom pages.

Dalhousie on Tues Oct 12 at 4 – 5 pm

York on Wed Oct 13 at 7 – 8 pm

Toronto on Thurs Oct 14 at 6 – 7 pm

Guelph Humber on Thurs Oct 14 at 7 – 8 pm

College Mondays return next week

Music

Reminder that there is a String Ensemble rehearsal today at lunch in the music room and a Sr. Band rehearsal today after school weather permitting. Mr. Austin will be making an announcement at the end of the day to decide if we are running outdoor rehearsal. If the rehearsal is cancelled due to rain we will be moving the rehearsal to Wednesday after school.

Grades 9 & 10 Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

Friday, October 8

D-Stress Club

Hey GC!  Remember to come by the D-Stress club today at lunch in room 54. We’re playing board games today and our meeting begins at 11:50. Whether you want to learn strategies to care for your mental health or just want to meet some new people, make sure to join our classroom with the code qugizj6. Hope to see you this afternoon!

Model UN

What is Model United Nations? Well, it is where students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. If you are interested in Model UN come to an information session on Thursday in room 152 at the beginning of lunch.

Math Contest

There is a fine line between a numerator and denominator.  But only a fraction would understand…

Interested in challenging your math brain? Join the math contest classroom using the code tb3amut

Thursday, October 7

Beyond Computer Theory Club

Are you a computer science student interested in taking the University of Waterloo’s Canadian Computing Competition? Would you like to practice your problem solving skills in preparation for it? Then come to the Beyond Computer Theory Club and put the theory you’ve learned to work in solving past contest problems. The meetings are held every other Wednesday starting with the 13th in room 153 during lunch. Join the classroom by using the code xl3nert, and we’ll see you there!

DECA

Just a reminder that the DECA executive meeting is TODAY. Don’t forget to bring your lunches and see you at the business office!

Tennis Team

Yesterday we had 8 players representing GCVI compete at the District 10 tennis tournament.  Congrats to our top finishing team in boys doubles, of Remus Trapsa and Diego Medina, who qualified for CWOSSA.  Great tennis was played by all and we want to thank the team for a great, quick, season.  Next week we will be having a fun Guelph tournament for any players to come out and play  –  you don’t have to have been on the team to play.  Pick up a permission form from the gym hallway and listen to the announcements for more info.

Math Contest

What do baby parabolas drink? Quadratic formula!

Interested in challenging your math brain? Join the math contest classroom using the code tb3amut

Music

Reminder that there is a stage band rehearsal today after school in the back parking lot. Band members are asked to report to the music room at 3:20pm to start setting up.

Boys Hockey

The Boys hockey team is having an introductory and information meeting TODAY (October 7) at the beginning of lunch in Room 252. This meeting is open to any boys in the school who are interested in trying out, or even hearing about, the GCVI boys’ hockey team. That is THIS Thursday in room 252 at the beginning of lunch.

Wednesday, October 6

Music

There are no band rehearsals today. There will be a Stage Band rehearsal tomorrow after school.

Golf Team

Congratulations this morning to the GCVI Golf team, who narrowly missed the D1O podium, coming in 4th in Team play. Congratulations to Nathanial Gray-Lamont, who won the boys tournament shooting and incredible one-under par. Last congrats go to Madison Howell, who came in 3rd in the Girls competition.

Improv!

Hey, GCVI! Looking to have some drama fun? GCVI improv has our first meeting TODAY after school on the stage in the Aud! Drop in to learn more about improv at GCVI, and have fun performing! Talk to Mr. McBurney if you have any questions!

Math Department

Two random variables were talking in a class. They thought they were being discrete but I heard their chatter continuously.

Interested in challenging your Math brain? Join the math contest classroom using the code tb3amut

DECA

Hey Hey Hey DECA executive!! 

Our first full executive meeting will be this Thursday at lunch. We will meet in front of the business office and then pick a meeting spot from there. Can’t wait to see you all soon!!

Boys Hockey

The Boys hockey team is having an introductory and information meeting THIS Thursday (October 7) at the beginning of lunch in Room 252. This meeting is open to any boys in the school who are interested in trying out, or even hearing about, the GCVI boys’ hockey team. That is THIS Thursday in room 252 at the beginning of lunch.

Junior Boys Soccer

Yesterday, your Junior Boys Soccer team kicked off their season in very impressive form. They won all 3 of their games with a combined score of 13 to 0. There were too many individual successes to list and it was truly a team effort. Great work boys, keep it up next Tuesday!

Senior Boys Soccer

Attention all members of the SR boys soccer team. There is a practice tonight afterschool at Silver Creek park. All members should attend to get ready for tomorrow’s games.

Guidance

Attention Grade 12 students! We’ve scheduled virtual information sessions with many universities this fall. TONIGHT we’ll begin with The University of Guelph! 

This session is reserved for GCVI students to learn more about programs, applications and life on campus.  I hope to see you online on Wed. Oct. 6 at 7:15 pm!

The meeting link will be posted to the Gr 12 classroom today.

Writer’s Circle

CAST: MR GOUTHRO, drama teacher, announcements guy

ASPIRING PLAYWRIGHTS, GCVI Gaels who are attentively listening to this wonderfully written announcement

GOUTHRO: Are you interested in writing plays? Perhaps even having those plays performed in GCVI’s annual Variety Show? Writer’s Circle, a place for playwrights and aspiring playwrights, begins Wednesday October 6th in room 215 after school. The class code is qp26eel – Q as in Quality, P as in Picturesque, 2 as in 2, 6 as in 6, and eel like the animal. 

ASPIRING PLAYWRIGHTS frantically write down the class code qp26eel, then burst into applause.

THE END- Written and directed by Hayley Watson, [email protected], who you can contact if you have any questions.

D-Stress

“Hey GC! Are you stressed about your courses? Need a safe space to unwind and ease your mind at lunch? Come by the D-Stress club! We meet every Friday in room 54 where we do calming, fun activities that reduce stress. Today we are playing board games. Whether you want to learn strategies to care for your mental health or just want to meet some new people, make sure to join our classroom with the code qugizj6. See you there!”

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

Are you finding your life incomplete without a weekly dose of absolute chaos? Ask your doctor about GSA today! GSA, the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, meets on Thursdays starting this week at 11:50 in room 118. You don’t actually need a doctor’s note to join, but you do need the code 3kbvvoy to join our classroom!

Tuesday, October 5

Grade 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

Why are magicians good tutors?… They’re good at trick questions.

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Boys Hockey

The Boys hockey team is having an introductory and information meeting THIS Thursday (October 7) at the beginning of lunch in Room 252. This meeting is open to any boys in the school who are interested in trying out, or even hearing about, the GCVI boy’s hockey team. That is THIS Thursday in room 252 at the beginning of lunch.

Guidance

Attention Grade 12 students! We’ve scheduled virtual information sessions with many universities this fall. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we’ll begin with The University of Guelph! 

This session is reserved for GCVI students to learn more about programs, applications and life on campus.  I hope to see you online on Wed. Oct. 6 at 7:15 pm!

The meeting link will be posted to the Gr 12 classroom today.

Writer’s Circle

CAST: MR GOUTHRO, drama teacher, announcements guy

ASPIRING PLAYWRIGHTS, GCVI Gaels who are attentively listening to this wonderfully written announcement

GOUTHRO: Are you interested in writing plays? Perhaps even having those plays performed in GCVI’s annual Variety Show? Writer’s Circle, a place for playwrights and aspiring playwrights, begins Wednesday October 6th in room 215 after school. The class code is qp26eel – Q as in Quality, P as in Picturesque, 2 as in 2, 6 as in 6, and eel like the animal. 

ASPIRING PLAYWRIGHTS frantically write down the class code qp26eel, then burst into applause.

THE END

Written and directed by Hayley Watson, [email protected], who you can contact if you have any questions.

Monday, October 4

Music Council

Music Council is happening Monday the 4th at lunch, be in the music room for 12:50 at the latest if you signed up for music council. Make sure to check out the classroom you’ve been invited to. Excited to see you, Gaels!

Football

Attention Football players, please come to the mechanical room 210 at lunch to get your practice pants and girdles.

HOSA

HOSA is a club where students get to compete in one of 29 unique events related to health science and medicine. Interested in exploring new careers, meeting like minded individuals or competing in health challenges? Join HOSA this upcoming Wednesday, October 6th at 11:45 in room 155. Follow us on Instagram @hosagcvi or the classroom with the code: nop6kar. Hope to see you soon Gaels! 

Senate-Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s the time of year again when we reach out to help our local community through our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Food Drive will be going on all next week and we’ll be collecting items every day…starting Monday, so plan ahead. This will be a Gr vs Gr challenge. Each day, the grade with the most donations will earn 1 point for their Gr. And the Gr that has the most items here by the end of the week, will win the overall competition and pick up 2 bonus points for their Gr. All in all, there are 7 points up for grabs next week through the Food Drive.

And by popular demand, our double credit days are back. That means if you bring the requested items on the right days, each item counts as 2!! Grab a pen, piece of chalk or marker and I’ll give you the list for the week so you can prepare. You’ll get more points and the Food Banks will get more items that they desperately need.  

MONDAY double credit for DRY FOODS (like pasta, rice and meal helpers)

TUESDAY double credit for CANNED/BOTTLED GOODS (canned meats and peanut butter are in high demand as are pasta sauce and fruits or vegetables)

WEDNESDAY double up on BREAKFAST ITEMS (cereals, oatmeal, or breakfast drinks)

THURSDAY double credit is for BABY ITEMS (baby formula/food or diapers especially size 5 or 6 are in high demand)

FRIDAY double up with DOLLAR DONATIONS (we count every dollar collected as 2 points) 

Teachers, I will email this out to you now as well so you have the information handy for planning next week.

Let’s have some fun with the challenge, but most importantly let’s help out in our community where there is need.

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Are you queer, questioning or just looking for a cool space to hang out during lunch? Starting this week GSA, or the Gender Sexuality Alliance, will be meeting Thursdays at 11:50 in room 118! GSA is a student lead club focused on building a strong community for LGBTQ+ students here at GC, and absolutely anyone is welcome to drop in and have some fun. Join our classroom with the code 3kbvvoy.

Friday, October 1

D-Stress

Are you stressed about your courses? Need a safe space to unwind and ease your mind at lunch? Come by the D-Stress club! We meet every Friday in room 54 where we do calming, fun activities that reduce stress. This Wednesday we are playing board games. Whether you want to learn strategies to care for your mental health or just want to meet some new people, make sure to join our classroom with the code qugizj6. See you there!

Social Justice Club

Are you passionate about social justice issues? Do you want to meet others with similar interests and take action on social injustices? Do you want to make impactful, long-lasting change? Then join the social justice club! Our google classroom code is vhnkvd7 and our first meeting will be on Tuesday in room 54. Eat your lunch and then join us at 11:50. We hope to see you on Tuesday!

Chamber Choir

Attention all of MS. OSBORNE’S FAVOURITE PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE BUILDING! You’re hearing this right! Tonight is the very first chamber choir rehearsal of the year!! All new and returning members of the chamber choir must be in attendance tonight as we are starting this year’s repertoire TODAY! That’s all new and returning members of the chamber choir, see you in the music room tonight after school until 4:30pm!!

Music Council

Music Council is happening Monday the 4th at lunch, be in the music room for 12:50 at the latest if you signed up for music council. Make sure to check out the classroom you’ve been invited to. Excited to see you, Gaels!

Senate-Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s the time of year again when we reach out to help our local community through our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Food Drive will be going on all next week and we’ll be collecting items every day…starting Monday, so plan ahead. This will be a Gr vs Gr challenge. Each day, the grade with the most donations will earn 1 point for their Gr. And the Gr that has the most items here by the end of the week, will win the overall competition and pick up 2 bonus points for their Gr. All in all, there are 7 points up for grabs next week through the Food Drive.

And by popular demand, our double credit days are back. That means if you bring the requested items on the right days, each item counts as 2!! Grab a pen, piece of chalk or marker and I’ll give you the list for the week so you can prepare. You’ll get more points and the Food Banks will get more items that they desperately need.  

MONDAY double credit for DRY FOODS (like pasta, rice and meal helpers)

TUESDAY double credit for CANNED/BOTTLED GOODS (canned meats and peanut butter are in high demand as are pasta sauce and fruits or vegetables)

WEDNESDAY double up on BREAKFAST ITEMS (cereals, oatmeal, or breakfast drinks)

THURSDAY double credit is for BABY ITEMS (baby formula/food or diapers especially size 5 or 6 are in high demand)

FRIDAY double up with DOLLAR DONATIONS (we count every dollar collected as 2 points) 

Teachers, I will email this out to you now as well so you have the information handy for planning next week.

Let’s have some fun with the challenge, but most importantly let’s help out in our community where there is need.

Art Club

The art club is doing a photo hunt this week! Check out the art club google classroom or the Instagram @gcvi_artclub to find a list of 10 things you need to take pictures of. Take these photos and then DM them to our Instagram or email the photos to [email protected] to enter your name in a raffle for a 10 dollar Tim Hortons gift card! The deadline is this today, October 1st, so get on it Gaels!

HOSA

HOSA is a club where students get to compete in one of 29 unique events related to health science and medicine. Interested in exploring new careers, meeting like minded individuals or competing in health challenges? Join HOSA this upcoming Wednesday, October 6th at 11:45 in room 155. Follow us on Instagram @hosagcvi or the classroom with the code: nop6kar. Hope to see you soon Gaels!

Believe Leadership

The deadline to sign-up for the GCVI Believe Leadership Course is TODAY! Be sure to sign-up before then! Join the Google Classroom with the code: 24LQGF4. Earn volunteer hours, create a project to help your community, and learn core principles needed to become a leader.

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Thursday, September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Student group, GCVI RISE (Recognition of Indigenous Sovereignty and Equity), created the visual display of the 139 Residential Schools acknowledged by the Canadian government. Their goal is to increase awareness of the extent of the Residential School System and its impacts. The signs around GCVI name each residential school and a number indicating the graves found at the schools which have been searched.

A question mark indicates the schools which are yet to be explored for remains.  The orange flags honour the individual lives lost to the Residential School System. Trauma from this system continues and today is the first day to recognize that truth and continue to learn as we all did today from Anishinaabe speaker Issac Murdoch.

Drama Council

Hey all Drama Llamas! If you’ve missed last week’s Drama Council meeting, or you’re in Grade 9 and 10 and are interested in joining; come to a meeting on Friday at 12:00pm in the front of the Aud. Are you thinking, “Eh, I’m not sure I am good enough to be a super cool drama kid, I guess I won’t” you are MORALLY BOUND to join us and also to say 3 positive affirmations to yourself! See you Friday at noon! You are wonderful and amazing and VERY COOL!

DnD Club

Starting Friday at noon, DnD will meeting the Outdoor Classroom . The class room code is zirnbim. Can’t wait to see you there!

Believe Leadership

The deadline to sign-up for the GCVI Believe Leadership Course is TOMORROW! Be sure to sign-up before then! Join the Google Classroom with the code: 24LQGF4. Earn volunteer hours, create a project to help your community, and learn core principles needed to become a leader.

Music

Reminder that there is a Stage Band rehearsal today after school. Band members are asked to come to the music room at 3:20 to start setting up outside.

Choir

A big congratulations goes out this morning to all who auditioned for our Chamber Choir! There was an overwhelming turnout for auditions this year and some tough decisions had to be made. As mentioned in your audition, the list of new members is now posted on the music room door. A quick reminder that our first rehearsal for all new and returning members will be this Friday after school until 4:30pm in the music room. See you there!

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

Do you breathe Oxygen? Are you made up of 70% water? Have you ever blinked? If so then congrats, you’ve been invited to join GSA, or the Gender-Sexuality Alliance! GSA meets TODAY at 11:50 in room 118. You’ve been invited because of your special and unique abilities, like the blinking thing, so please also remember to use this special and unique code 3kbvvoy to join our special and unique classroom!

Workout Club

The GCVI Fitness Club has started again this year. In this club we work towards improving overall fitness, learn to push ourselves physically and will work in a friendly environment. This club is open to anyone, at any point in the year. We are currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions, but you can join our classroom to get our latest information. The code for this club is kngrdty.

Art Club

The Art Club is doing a photo hunt this week! Check out the art club google classroom or the Instagram @gcvi_artclub to find a list of 10 things you need to take pictures of. Take these photos and then DM them to our Instagram or email the photos to [email protected] to enter your name in a raffle for a 10 dollar Tim Hortons gift card! The deadline is this Friday (October 1st), so get on it Gaels!

HOSA 2021/2022

HOSA is a club where students get to compete in one of 29 unique events related to health science and medicine. Interested in exploring new careers, meeting like minded individuals or competing in health challenges? Join HOSA this upcoming Wednesday, October 6th at 11:45 in room 155. Follow us on Instagram @hosagcvi or the classroom with the code: nop6kar. Hope to see you soon Gaels!

Wednesday, September 29

Improv!

Hey, GCVI! Looking to have some drama fun? GCVI improv has our first meeting TODAY after school on the stage in the aud! Drop in to learn more about improv at GCVI, and have fun performing! Talk to Mr. McBurney if you have any questions!

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

Are you finding your life incomplete without a weekly dose of absolute chaos? Ask your doctor about GSA today! GSA, the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, meets on Thursdays starting this week at 11:50 in room 118. You don’t actually need a doctor’s note to join, but you do need the code 3kbvvoy to join our classroom!

Art Club

The Art Club is doing a photo hunt this week! Check out the art club google classroom or the Instagram @gcvi_artclub to find a list of 10 things you need to take pictures of. Take these photos and then DM them to our Instagram or email the photos to [email protected] to enter your name in a raffle for a 10 dollar Tim Hortons gift card! The deadline is this Friday (October 1st), so get on it Gaels!

Newly Combined Science Olympics and Environment Club

Are you interested in science? Have you been waiting for the perfect club opportunity? If so, we are the ones you’ve been waiting for! Please join us today at lunch in room 1, starting at 11:50 for the first meeting of the newly combined Science Olympics and Environment Club.

HOSA 2021/2022

What happens if you steal a heart? You get “cardiac arrest-ed”

Hey! Hey! Hey! HOSA is back Gaels! HOSA is a club where students get to compete in one of 29 unique events related to health science and medicine. Interested in exploring new careers, meeting like minded individuals or competing in health challenges? Join HOSA this upcoming Wednesday, October 6th at 11:45 in room 155. Follow us on Instagram @hosagcvi or the classroom with the code: nop6kar. Hope to see you soon Gaels!

Choir

A big congratulations going out this morning to all who auditioned for our Chamber Choir! There was an overwhelming turnout for auditions this year and some tough decisions had to be made. As mentioned in your audition, the list of new members is now posted on the music room door. A quick reminder that our first rehearsal for all new and returning members will be this Friday after school until 4:30pm in the music room. See you there!

Music

Today at lunch in the music room will be the first meeting of the new GCVI Motown Band. If you received an email in your ugcloud account about this group, please come to the music room after you eat at approx. 11:45am

Today after school there is a drumline rehearsal. All drumline members are asked to report to the music room at approx. 3:20pm to start setting up in the Arnold St parking lot.

Tennis Team

Attention tennis players – thanks to all the players who have come out for the team.  We have posted a list of those players we are inviting to continue with the team in the gym hallway.  Please check the list.  If your name is on the list, please attend practice today after school at Margaret Greene.

Mandarin Club

Do you want to learn the beauty of a 5000-year culture? Do you want to learn a second or even a third language so you can earn “cred” in front of your friends? Or do you like learning about new cultures and want to meet people with the same interests? Come and join the Mandarin club! The Mandarin club is a totally beginner friendly place to learn Mandarin! (And if any staff members are interested in joining the club, you are always welcomed!) We are going to meet Thursday at 11:50 in room 204. Current club members please note that our meeting time has been changed to Thursday. Please eat your lunch before you come. We hope to see you there!

Workout Club

The GCVI Fitness Club has started again this year. In this club we work towards improving overall fitness, learn to push ourselves physically and will work in a friendly environment. This club is open to anyone, at any point in the year. We are currently online due to Covid-19 restrictions, but you can join our classroom to get our latest information. The code for this club is kngrdty.

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

Why are magicians good tutors?… They’re good at trick questions.

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Orange Shirt Day

Tomorrow marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and survivors of the Residential School System which tore families and communities apart and forced over 150 thousand children into institutions NOT intended to educate them, but to strip from them their language, culture and identity. The trauma from this forced separation went on for 7 generations.

Public Commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. Tomorrow your class will be joining a virtual assembly with Anishinaabe artist and activist Isaac Murdoch. Orange shirts designed by Isaac are being sold every day by the office and outside the school to acknowledge the survivors, their families, communities and the children they lost. Please wear your orange shirt tomorrow to do your part in recognizing the truth of the Canadian Residential School System.

GCVI RISE thanks everyone who has donated to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Donations can still be made at the table where shirts are being sold.

Tuesday, September 28

D&D Club

Hey Gaels! Are you interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons, or running a campaign with a group of friends? Join the D&D Club! We don’t have a classroom code yet, but we will be meeting Friday at noon in the Outdoor classroom! Be there, or be square!

Black Student Union and Alliance

Reminder that there is a meeting to day at 12 noon in Room 4, in the Science area of the basement.

Workout Club

Hey, Hey, Hey Gaels the GCVI fitness club has started again this year. In this club we work towards improving overall fitness, learn to push ourselves physically and will work in a friendly environment, and learn to push ourselves physically. This club is open to anyone, at any point in the year. We are currently online due to covid-19 restrictions, but you can join our classroom to get our latest information. The code for this club is kngrdty.

Boys Soccer

Any boys interested in playing soccer this year should attend try-outs this Tuesday and Thursday starting at 3:20 at Silver Creek Park. If you can not attend please see Mr. Conti or Ms. Carberry.

Art Club

The Art Club is doing a photo hunt this week! Check out the art club google classroom or the instagram @gcvi_artclub to find a list of 10 things you need to take pictures of. Take these photos and then DM them to our instagram or email the photos to [email protected] to enter your name in a raffle for a 10 dollar Tim Hortons gift card! The deadline is this Friday (October 1st), so get on it Gaels!

Chess Club

Chess club is back this week on Thursday and Friday. If you did NOT get a chance to play last week because all the spots were taken, please email Rory Walinga to reserve a spot for this week at [email protected]. All other players will be able to sign up for a spot starting on Wednesday. New players are always welcome to join the club; use the classroom code jmsil2u or talk to Mr. Bangay in room 56 if you are interested.

Tennis Team

Tennis tryouts continue this week – today after school at Margaret Greene and Wednesday at Exhibition Park.  See you on the courts!

Music

Today at lunch is the first rehearsal of the year for the GCVI String Ensemble. Students are asked to eat in their first period class and then report to the music at 11:45am. Today after school there will be a Sr Symphonic Band rehearsal. Band members are asked to report to the music room at 3:20pm to start setting up outside. Rehearsal will run until 4:30pm.

Hey Gaels, Music Council is looking for new members! We encourage all grades, especially nines and tens, to join. The sign-up sheet is on the music door, add your name and your school email, and we will share a google form with you. Once the google form is completed, we’ll email you back! Sign-ups end Wednesday the 29th.

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is? Me too! Since we have so much in common you should consider joining GSA, or the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, which will meet on Thursdays starting this week at 11:50 in room 118! We can’t promise the answer to the universe, but we can promise that you can join our classroom with the code 3kbvvoy.

Purple Shirt Day

Tomorrow, September 29th, is Purple Shirt Day to raise Concussion Awareness in honour of Rowan Stringer. Information regarding Rowan’s Law can be found here https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety#section-2

Orange Shirt Day

This Thursday, September 30th is a day to come together and recognize all that Indigenous people suffered in the Canadian residential School system. On this day, to show solidarity with Indigenous people and those who were lost to the Residential School system, we all collectively don our most orange tops.

Starting today, GCVI will be selling our own orange shirts with a design made by Anishinaabe artist Isaac Murdoch. These shirts are being sold for a minimum of $12 plus with all donations over $12 going to the First nations Child and Family Caring Society. Thank you for your support.

Shirts will be sold outside in the Outdoor Classroom at lunch today -look for us at the Arch after school-weather permitting.

Terry Fox Run

Hey Gaels, congratulations on completing this year’s Terry Fox Run! Individually, 1777 km were sent in and on Terry Fox day alone, we walked 67,000 km as a school!! We were also able to reach our donation goal. We raised $1771.35 as a school, that’s $200 more than our goal! That is amazing and we are so proud of what our school has accomplished this year. Special shout out to Ms. Doherty’s class who raised the most amount of money and to those who won our challenges! In first place for individual distances completed is Finn McManus with 859 km! In second place, with 190 km it’s Eli Bauman! And last but not least, in third place with 164 km is Ashley Caron! Congratulations to all our prize winners! And lastly thank you to everyone who donated – whether it was 10 cents or $200!

We’d like to end off our announcement by thanking everyone who participated in and supported our Terry Fox Campaign, including Mr. Gouthro’s leadership class, Ms. Snell, the GCVI staff, those who cheered us on from the sides, and lastly a very special thanks to Mr. McCabe!! Without your help, we couldn’t have done it. And finally, thank you, GAELS, for taking part in the Terry Fox Run this year!

Monday, September 27

Tennis Team

Attention tennis players – our practice today after school will be at Exhibition Park at 3:30.  See you there!

Boys Soccer

Any boys interested in playing soccer this year should attend try-outs this Tuesday and Thursday starting at 3:20 at Silver Creek Park. If you can not attend, please see Mr. Conti or Ms. Carberry.

Music

There will be a rehearsal today after school for the Jr Symphonic Band. New Grade 9 members are still welcome to join. Rehearsal will start in the Arnold St parking lot at 3:30pm so band members are asked to arrive at the music room around 3:15 to start setting up.

Peer Tutoring Resource

Are you an IB or OSSD senior student looking to improve your grades and in need of some one-on-one tutoring? Or maybe you still need some volunteer hours? GCVI’s student-initiated Peer Tutoring Resource is up and running again! If you are in grade 11 or 12 and need a tutor, or if you would like to be a tutor, please email: [email protected].

Believe Leadership

Hey Gaels! Are you looking to become a leader? Would you like to grow yourself as an individual in a short period of time, create a project to help your community, meet similar-minded individuals and get some volunteer hours for it? Well, look no further! The Believe Leadership Course is a 9-week extra-curricular club that will teach you core principles needed to become a leader, such as confidence, resilience, discipline and of course, leadership, all while building out your own Passion Project! The Believe Leadership Course will be running in-person this year, but we will have a virtual Info Session next week on Monday. You can join using the Google meet code: “BelieveGCVI“. You can also join our Google Classroom with the code, “24lqgf4“. You can also follow us on Instagram @believeleadershipgcvi to stay updated.

Music Council

Hey Gaels, Music Council is looking for new members! We encourage all grades, especially nines and tens, to join. The sign-up sheet is on the music door, add your name and your school email, and we will share a google form with you. Once the google form is completed, we’ll email you back! Sign-ups end Wednesday the 29th.

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

Why are magicians good tutors?… They’re good at trick questions.

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Friday, September 24

Tennis Team

Attention tennis players – tryouts will continue today after school at the Margaret Greene courts.  Let’s hope the weather cooperates again and we can hit the courts.  That’s today, after school, tennis, Margaret Greene.

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

Why are magicians good tutors?… They’re good at trick questions.

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! Are you having trouble in any of your courses? Well, you’re in luck! We’re so excited to announce that IB Year 1/Grade 11 tutoring for ALL OSSD AND IB Grade 9 and 10 students will be running this year. Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Grade 11s. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Terry Fox Run

Happy Friday Gaels! Today is the Terry Fox Run and it is also now the last day of the Terry Fox Campaign, meaning it is the last day to donate and send in any kilometres you walked at home! Be sure to send in your distance by the end of today by filling out the google form on our website or DM’ing us on Instagram. You can donate on GCVI’s fundraising page linked on our website or by putting your donation in your period 1 teacher’s envelope. Please make sure to also fill out the google form stating how much money you donated to be eligible to win a prize! Both the website and google form can be accessed by scanning the QR codes on the posters around the school. Thank you to everyone who donated and sent in the distances they completed this past week. Although the campaign is over, Terry’s message of hope and resilience remains in each and every one of us. Continue to stay active, stay safe, and take care of yourself! Today’s quote is from Lloyd Robertson, and it is the last quote of our Terry Fox campaign:

 “Terry did not survive his cancer, but he raised the profile of the fight against the disease with millions of dollars raised in his name all over the world. Progress has been made but the fight is far from over: there are still cancers that are rigidly resistant to treatment. Terry showed us how one person can make a difference when we care enough to pour heart and soul into a cause. That’s why Terry’s story has been, and forever, will be, a legend that’s worth keeping alive”.

Thursday, September 23

Peer Tutoring Resource

Are you an IB or OSSD senior student looking to improve your grades and in need of some one-on-one tutoring? Or maybe you still need some volunteer hours? GCVI’s student-initiated Peer Tutoring Resource is up and running again! If you are in grade 11 or 12 and need a tutor, or if you would like to be a tutor, please email: [email protected].

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Do you breathe Oxygen? Are you made up of 70% water? Have you ever blinked? If so then congrats, you’ve been invited to join GSA, or the Gender-Sexuality Alliance! GSA meets TODAY at 11:50 in room 118. You’ve been invited because of your special and unique abilities, like the blinking thing, so please also remember to use this special and unique code 3kbvvoy to join our special and unique classroom!

Terry Fox Run

Good morning Gaels! Today is day 4 of Terry Fox Week and it is the last day to send in any kilometres you walked at home! Be sure to send in your kilometres by the end of today by filling out the google form on our website or DM’ing us on Instagram. We’ve almost reached our goal of 3000 km! Also, be sure to donate to help us reach our goal of $1500 raised as a school. You can donate on GCVI’s fundraising page linked on our website or by putting your donation in your period 1 teacher’s envelope. Please make sure to also fill out the google form stating how much money you donated to be eligible to win a prize! Both the website and google form can be accessed by scanning the QR codes on the posters around the school. Today’s quote about Terry is from Darrell Fox:

“Terry never changed, and his ability to stay grounded and focused was one of his greatest attributes. I have such admiration for him, so much that whenever I try to express in words what it was like to be part of the Marathon of Hope, I fall short. Maybe that’s because I witnessed a miracle”.

Ontario Universities Fair

Grade 11 and 12 students: Do you want to learn more about programs offered at Ontario Universities? Do you have university questions you need answered? Are you curious about Residence Life? Meet online with Ontario University Reps this Saturday from 12 pm to 2 pm. You’ll have a chance to meet with four different universities and attend their 30 minute information sessions. Invite your parents/guardians to attend these sessions with you. This is a great way to start your University research and have these conversations at home. The link is posted on the grade 11 and 12 Classrooms to join this event.  https://www.ontariouniversitiesfair.ca/

Wednesday, September 22

Terry Fox Run

Hey Gaels, you have been doing a great job with Terry Fox Week! As a school we have walked 1146 km so far, that is amazing! We’re almost there! Be sure to continue sending in your kilometres by filling out the google form on our website or DM’ing us on Instagram @gcviterryfox. Also, be sure to donate to help us reach our goal of $1500 raised as a school. You can donate on GCVI’s fundraising page linked on our website or by putting your donation in your period 1 teacher’s envelope. Please make sure to also fill out the google form stating how much money you donated to be eligible to win a prize! Both the website and google form can be accessed by scanning the QR codes on the posters around the school. Today’s quote is from Michael Buble:

“No one goes through life without challenges, times when you lose hope, wonder where your faith went, question if you can go on, struggle with why this is happening to you…..Each of us, at some point in our lives, will be required to reach deep into ourselves and hope we can find the strength within to take one more step like Terry did”.

Electric Vehicle Team

The GCVI Electric Vehicle team will be moving our meeting from this Wednesday after school to next week after school. If you have any questions or concerns please see Mr. Lyle in room 131. See you all next week!

Improv!

Hey, GCVI! Looking to have some drama fun? GCVI improv has our first meeting TODAY after school on the stage in the aud! Drop in to learn more about improv at GCVI, and have fun performing! Talk to Mr. McBurney if you have any questions!

Guidance

Important information for grade 12 students is being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. This includes revised graduation requirements for this year, college and university information, scholarship applications, volunteering opportunities and more. Please check this classroom regularly.  

TONIGHT at 7 pm, there will be a presentation for gr 12 students interested in applying to College and University programs. You and your family will learn about upcoming virtual events, researching options and applications. The link to this presentation will be posted on the Grade 12 Classroom.

Tennis Team

Attention tennis players – we are holding tryouts this week for the Varsity Tennis team.  First tryout is today – weather dependent –  (Wednesday) after school at 3:30 at Exhibition Park.  Bring your running shoes and a racquet if you have one.  The next practice will be Friday after school at Margaret Greene.  Any questions, contact Ms. Nicholson.  We will be selecting 8 athletes (4 boys and 4 girls) to compete at District 10 on Oct 6.  Look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Boys Soccer

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer. The first tryout has been moved to Friday afterschool (3:20) at Silvercreek Park

Multicultural Club

Come on out to the multicultural club meeting today at 3:00 in the outdoor classroom. If you can’t make  today’s meeting but would still like to be a part of the club, please join the classroom using the code  ajmvkxw.

Random Acts of Kindness

Due to the weather forecast, Acts of Random Kindness will have our meeting virtually, ONLINE, from 4-5pm tomorrow TODAY . Join code: randomactsgcvi. Join us to fill your cup and spread some kindness!

Dance Crew

If you are interested in being part of the dance crew this year, then come on out to our first meeting.  All dance levels are welcome and no dance background is required. Just a love of dance!  We will meet in the auditorium at 3:00 on Friday, September 24 at 4:00. See you all there!

Mandarin Club

Are you interested in Chinese culture? Do you want to learn some Mandarin but don’t know where to start? Join the Mandarin Club – the class code oq7wkei. The first meeting will be September 24th, this Friday, at 11:50 in Room 204. See you there!

Chess Club

Due to the overwhelming response at Chess Club last week, we are adding a second day. Chess Club will be running Thursdays and Fridays at lunch in room 56 starting at 11:45. You can join our google classroom with the code jmsil2u. Please sign up on the classroom for EITHER Thursday or Friday (not both!). New players are always welcome, and we are happy to teach complete beginners the rules of the game.

Chamber Choir

Thanks to everyone who came out for Choir audition sign up! We ran out of spots, so Ms. Osborne has added another day of spots on Monday! Grab a spot while you can!

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Are you finding your life incomplete without a weekly dose of absolute chaos? Ask your doctor about GSA today! GSA, the Gender-Sexuality Alliance, meets on Thursdays starting this week at 11:50 in room 118. You don’t actually need a doctor’s note to join, but you do need the code 3kbvvoy to join our classroom!

Believe Leadership

Hey Gaels! Are you looking to become a leader? Would you like to grow yourself as an individual in a short period of time, create a project to help your community, meet similar-minded individuals and get some volunteer hours for it? Well, look no further! The Believe Leadership Course is a 9-week extra-curricular club that will teach you core principles needed to become a leader, such as confidence, resilience, discipline and of course, leadership, all while building out your own Passion Project! The Believe Leadership Course will be running in-person this year, but we will have a virtual Info Session next week on Monday. You can join using the Google meet code: “BelieveGCVI“. You can also join our Google Classroom with the code, “24lqgf4“. You can also follow us on Instagram @believeleadershipgcvi to stay updated.

Better Read Book Club

Tired of having to choose between Damon and Stefan? Well fret no more GCVI because we have the solution for you! There is no difficult choice at the Better Read (that’s red) Book Club this October because the vampire in the book we’re reading sucks. Vampires aren’t your jam? Join us to read all about some spooky ladies from the horror genre like Shirley Jackson and Mary Shelley. If you’re ready to start a new chapter in your reading life, then follow us on Instagram @gcvireads or join our classroom with the code: grks5bj for more information!

Music Council

Hey Gaels, Music Council is looking for new members! We encourage all grades, especially nines and tens, to join. The sign-up sheet is on the music door, add your name and your school email, and we will share a google form with you. Once the google form is completed, we’ll email you back! Sign-ups end Wednesday the 29th.

Tuesday, September 21

GCVI Drama Council

Senior Dram Students! If you’re interested in becoming a leader in GCVI Drama this year, come to an informational meeting on Thursday at 12:00pm in the AUD. Make sure you have eaten BEFORE arriving! Remember it is easy if you give it your attention! Sincerely, Miss you Dearly…GCVI Drama.

Guidance

Important information for grade 12 students is being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. This includes revised graduation requirements for this year, college and university information, scholarship applications, volunteering opportunities and more. Please check this classroom regularly.  

Tomorrow, Wed Sept 22 at 7 pm, there will be a presentation for gr 12 students interested in applying to College and University programs. You and your family will learn about upcoming virtual events, researching options and applications. The link to this presentation will be posted on the Grade 12 Classroom.

Library

Hey Gaels, this is just a friendly reminder that printing is NOT available for students in the Library Learning Commons until further notice. We will let you know when printing becomes available.

Peer Tutoring

Are you an IB or OSSD senior student looking to improve your grades and in need of some one-on-one tutoring? Or maybe you still need some volunteer hours? GCVI’s student-initiated Peer Tutoring Resource is up and running again! If you are in grade 11 or 12 and need a tutor, or if you would like to be a tutor, please email  [email protected]

Random Acts of Kindness

Due to the weather forecast tomorrow, Acts of Random Kindness will have our meeting virtually, ONLINE, from 4-5pm tomorrow (Wednesday). Join code: randomactsgcvi

Join us to fill your cup and spread some kindness!

Music

There will be a meeting today at noon in the music room for all students interested in joining the GCVI String Ensemble. Please eat your lunch before you arrive. You do not need to bring your instrument. All interested string players are welcome.

Today at 3:30 there will be a rehearsal for the Sr. Symphonic Band, weather permitting. Mr. Austin will make an announcement at 3:00pm to let you know if the rehearsal is rained out.

Debate Club

Our next meeting is TODAY – ONLINE at 4:30pm. Check the google classroom for details and the meet link! See you there!

Terry Fox Run

Happy Terry Tuesday Gaels! Just a reminder to continue to send in your kilometres by filling out the google form on our website, or DM’ing us on Instagram @gcviterryfox. Also, don’t forget today is Terry Tuesday – this means that for all the steps you send in, you will get double the points! This makes it more likely for you to win prizes. Also, be sure to donate to help us reach our goal of $1500 raised as a school. You can donate on GCVI’s fundraising page linked on our website or by putting your donation in your period 1 teacher’s envelope. Please make sure to fill out the google form stating how much money you donated to be eligible to win a prize! Both the website and google form can be accessed by scanning the QR codes on the posters around the school or through the link in the @gcviterryfox instagram bio. Today’s quote about Terry is from Wayne Gretzky:

“There are certain people who are put on Earth for a reason, and Terry was one of those people. He pushed us to think outside the box, to open our eyes, to get involved, even if we haven’t been touched by cancer ourselves. He raised incredible awareness and put cancer research in the forefront of our minds – and he still does today”.

Monday, September 20

Terry Fox Run

Good Morning Gaels! Today is the first day of Terry Fox week. Just a reminder to keep sending in the kilometres you are walking at home by filling out the google form found on our website or DM’ing us on Instagram @gcviterryfox. Also, be sure to donate to help us reach our goal of $1500 raised as a school. You can donate on GCVI’s fundraising page linked on our website or by putting your donation in your period 1 teacher’s envelope. Please make sure to also fill out the google form stating how much money you donated to be eligible to win a prize! Both the website and google form can be accessed by scanning the QR codes on the posters around the school.

In commemoration of continuing Terry’s legacy here at GCVI, we will be sharing quotes written about Terry’s impact until September 24th. Today’s quote is from Darryl Sittler: 

“I’m sure he had no idea he was creating a legacy that would continue to inspire us forty years later. But he knew if he sat on the sidelines, nothing would happen. So that has been his message to me, and what I like to share with others: if you get involved and choose to move forward, even in the smallest way, you can make a difference… That’s what Terry Fox taught me, and I will forever be grateful”.

Action on Indigenous Issues in Canada

Over the past few months, Canadians have been stunned to learn about the discovery of thousands of graves of Indigenous children around Residential Schools. At first, it was 215 children in BC – now over six thousand graves have been found. 

Sept 30 is Orange Shirt Day and the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. 

Do you want to create a student voice to recognize this day? Are you interested in how you can be an ally and make a difference for Indigenous Issues in Canada? Do you want a safe space to talk about Indigenous perspectives and issues in Canada? 

Come to room 260 at lunch TODAY (Monday). or contact Ms. Roche for more info [email protected] Everyone is welcome!

Fitness Club

Feeling unmotivated to workout? Well don’t worry because the fitness club will be running again this year. The club is open to everyone and will be running online due to Covid restrictions. The code for the club is kngrdty

Mandarin Club

Are you interested in Chinese culture? Do you want to learn some Mandarin but don’t know where to start? Join the Mandarin Club – the class code oq7wkei. The first meeting will be September 24th, this Friday, at 11:50 in Room 204. See you there!

GCVI Cricket Team

If you are interested in being a part of the Cricket Team please use the following Google Classroom Code cou2psr to join.

Gender Sexuality Alliance

Are you queer, questioning or just looking for a cool space to hang out during lunch? Starting this week GSA, or the Gender Sexuality Alliance, will be meeting Thursdays at 11:50 in room 118! GSA is a student lead club focused on building a strong community for LGBTQ+ students here at GC, and absolutely anyone is welcome to drop in and have some fun. Join our classroom with the code 3kbvvoy

Guidance

Important information for grade 12 students is being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. This includes revised graduation requirements for this year, college and university information, scholarship applications, volunteering opportunities and more. Please check this classroom regularly.  

This Wed, Sept 22, at 7 pm, there will be a presentation for gr 12 students interested in applying to College and University programs. You and your family will learn about upcoming virtual events, researching options and applications. The link to this presentation will be posted on the Grade 12 Classroom.

Chess Club

Due to the overwhelming response at Chess Club last week, we are adding a second day. Chess Club will be running Thursdays and Fridays at lunch in room 56 starting at 11:45. You can join our google classroom with the code jmsil2u. Please sign up on the classroom for EITHER Thursday or Friday (not both!). New players are always welcome, and we are happy to teach complete beginners the rules of the game.

Debate Club

Hey Debaters!  Our next meeting is TOMORROW – Tuesday – ONLINE at 4:30pm. Check the google classroom for more details and the meet link. There’s no debate, you should come!

Multicultural Club

If you are interested in being part of this year’s multicultural club, please come to our first meeting on Wednesday, September 22 at 3:00. We will meet at the outdoor classroom.

Music

Today, after school is the first rehearsal for the Jr. Symphonic Band. All Grade 9 students are welcome. Please come to the music room right after school for instrument assignment and to go over COVID safety protocols. Rehearsal will take place in the back Arnold St parking lot and will finish at 4:30pm

Tomorrow, Tuesday at lunch, there will be a meeting for all students interested in joining the String Ensemble. This is open to any students who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. You must own your own instrument to join this group. Students are asked to eat first, and then come to the music room at noon. You do not need to bring your instrument to this first meeting.

Thursday after school will be the first rehearsal for the Stage Band. The list of Stage Band members is posted outside the music room door. Thank you to everyone who signed up.

Chamber Choir

ALLLLLLLLRRIIIGGHHTTTT, GUELPH, ONTARIO!!!!! YOU WANTED THE BEST… YOU GOT THE BEST… THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD… the GCVI Chamber Choir??? You heard that right! The time is FINALLY here. If you like to sing and you’re looking for a group of complete nerds who like to dress up in giant black fly costumes, the GCVI Chamber Choir wants to hear from YOU!!! The Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble of seriously committed musicians who like to compete in national music festivals, travel abroad and back crusty ol’ rockstars on any ballads released in the 80s. Does this sound like it’s right up your musical alley? Sign up on the music room door TODAY for an audition. Past members who sang in choir while Ms. Osborne was directing do NOT need to re-audition. Questions? Find Oz in the music room ASAP!

Electric Vehicle Team

The GCVI Electric Vehicle Team will be moving our meeting from this Wednesday after school to next weekend after school. If you have any questions or concerns please see Mr Lyle in room 131. See you all next week!

Football

Attention Football players, wear your shoulder pads and helmets to tonight’s practice. If you haven’t got your pads yet, please come up to the Mechanical room 259 at lunch and after school.  Today is the last day to get fitted for equipment. Make sure you bring your bottle and a mouth guard. If you don’t have one, see Coach Crabbe or Big E today.

Friday, September 17

Chess Club

Are you tired of playing chess online? Today at 11:45 the GCVI chess club is back in person. Join us in room 56 to stare your opponent in the eye and feel the pieces in your hand. Please enjoy lunch outside or in your homeroom before you arrive, as you will not be allowed to eat in room 56. Beginners are always welcome!

Football

Football equipment will be handed out today in the mechanical room 259 starting with veterans and seniors.  There’s no practice tonight.

Guidance

Important information for grade 12 students is being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. This includes revised graduation requirements for this year, college and university information, scholarship applications, volunteering opportunities and more. Please check this classroom regularly.

Next week, on Wed Sept 22 at 7 pm, there will be a presentation for gr 12 students interested in applying to College and University programs. You and your family will learn about upcoming virtual events, researching options and applications. The link to this presentation will be posted on the Grade 12 Classroom.

Thursday, September 16

Debate Club

Hey Debaters!  

Our next meeting is this upcoming Tuesday ONLINE at 4:30pm. Check the google classroom for more details. And if we want to be silly/ridiculous …There’s no debate, you should come!

Ambassadors

This is just a reminder that ambassadors will be having a meeting today at 3:00 today. We will meet in the Outdoor Classroom. This is a meeting for all International students and Ambassadors.  See you all there!

Dance Crew

If you are interested in being part of the dance crew this year, then come on out to our first meeting.  All dance levels are welcome and no dance background is required. Just a love of dance!  We will meet in the auditorium at 3:00 on Friday, September 24 at 4:00. See you all there!

Football

There’s a football practice tonight at Exhibition Park, bring your water bottle. Attention football veterans, that means if you were on the team in 2019, we will be handing out football equipment today at lunch in room 259 (Mechanical Room).  Please distance yourself accordingly when you arrive.

Music

The very first GCVI Jr Band rehearsal of the year is coming soon!!! The first rehearsal will be on Monday, September 20th starting after school and running until 4:30pm. All Grade 9 students who are interested in being in our Jr Band are asked to report to the music on Monday after school for instrument assignment and to go over all the new COVID safety protocol.

Terry Fox Run

Hey Gaels! This is a reminder to keep sending in the kilometers you walk, bike, or even skateboard by DMing our Instagram, so you can be eligible to win a prize! Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Zehrs, and Chocolats Favoris sponsored GCVI’s Terry Fox Run by generously providing our prizes! The three people who complete the most kilometers, as well as the top donator, will receive prizes. To learn more about prizes please check out our Instagram, @gcviterryfox! You can make online donations to the Terry Fox Foundation through GCVI’s fundraising page by clicking the link in our Instagram bio. Keep up the great work Gaels!

Girls Golf Team

Last call for the girls golf team. See Ms. McCusker in Room 203 or the Co-op Office next to the elevator on the top floor today.

Wednesday, September 15

Improv!

Hey, GCVI! Looking to have some drama fun? GCVI improv has our first meeting TODAY after school on the stage in the aud! Drop in to learn more about improv at GCVI, and have fun performing! Talk to Mr. McBurney if you have any questions!

Drumline

We will be holding our Drumline auditions and workshop TODAY at 3:30pm in the back Arnold Street parking lot. Any students who have signed up are asked to meet in the music at 3:20pm to start setting up the drums outside.

Chess Club

Are you tired of playing chess online? This Friday at 11:45 the GCVI chess club is back in person. Join us in room 56 to stare your opponent in the eye and feel the pieces in your hand. Please enjoy lunch outside or in your homeroom before you arrive, as you will not be allowed to eat in room 56. Beginners are always welcome!

Cross Country Club

If you missed the meeting on Monday.  No problem! Come get a permission form in the Resource Room from Mr. Hocken.

Starting September 14th practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 5:00 in the Outdoor Classroom.

You must bring a filled in permission form in order to attend practice and attendance will be taken.

All students who are attending practices are required to join the Cross Country Google Classroom – Code: hyoqyyg. Any additional information can be found on the Cross Country Google Classroom.

Photo Day

PHOTO DAY is back. THIS THURSDAY. Sept. 16, in the back of the Aud.

Cricket Team

If you are interested in being a part of the Cricket Team please use the following Google Classroom Code cou2psr to join.

Volunteer Opportunity

Add to your Community Hours!

Car Clean Event!

Saturday, September 25 11am-4pm in the Guelph Little Theatre Parking Lot

To sign up, contact: [email protected]

Boys Soccer

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this year. There is an information meeting this Thursday (Sept 16) at the start of lunch. We will meet by the outdoor classroom by the basketball courts. For more information, please see Mr. Conti in the business department or Ms. Carberry in the Math Department.

GCVI Electric Vehicle Team

Are you interested in Engineering, Manufacturing, Automotive or Fabrication? If so, then we have the team for you! 

If you would like more information about this opportunity, the GCVI Electric Vehicle Team will be having a meeting in room 131 Thursday September 16th at lunch.  

Better Read Book Club

Hey GC! Here’s a “novel” idea if you’re tired of vampire romance, so make sure you check it out! If Edward Cullen is not your vibe, come turn a new page and join us this October at the Better Read Book Club to find out what would happen if your mother faced off with Dracula. If suburban mom-fearing vampires aren’t your style, maybe a book all about women in horror might peak your interest? If it’s time for you to start a new chapter in your reading life, come follow us on instagram @gcvireads for more information!

Football

There is a Football practice tonight, don’t forget your water bottle.  Anyone who is looking to borrow cleats can meet Coach Crabbe in room 259, the Mechanical room on the top floor of the new building.  Equipment fitting and handout will start on Thursday at lunch for the veterans, that means any player who was on the team in 2019.

Tuesday, September 14

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is starting up! If you are interested in celebrating GCVI’s diversity and being part of a club where we plan fun events to build community and to showcase GCVI’s talent, then come to an info meeting at lunch on Wednesday, September 15 at 12:00. We will meet in the outdoor classroom.

Random Acts of Kindness

“Hey hey GCVI! The Random Acts of Kindness Club is back! We want you to spread kindness and positivity in the school community! Join our google classroom with the code “JMQ6VBS”. We are hosting an online info session this Wednesday at 4:00pm. Join with the google meet code “RandomActsGCVI”. Hope to see your smiles there!”

Photo Day

PHOTO DAY is back. THIS THURSDAY. Sept. 16, in the back of the Aud.

Terry Fox Run

Happy Terry Tuesday Gaels! This is just a reminder that the Terry Fox Run is back and our focus this year is continuing Terry’s legacy by maintaining the spirit of “achieving the impossible.” Starting on Friday this week we encourage you to stay active and help us reach our goal of completing 3000 km as a school. We also want to raise $1500 together, one dollar per person, to go towards cancer research. Be sure to follow our instagram @gcviterryfox and stay tuned for more announcements on the Terry Fox Campaign this week.

Monday, September 13

Football

There is a Football practice tonight at Exhibition Park starting at 3:45.  See you there, don’t forget your water bottle.

Library

This is a reminder that if you have not returned your books and textbooks from last year, please bring them to the library learning commons as soon as possible! This goes for you too Grade 9s! If there is anything that belongs to your elementary school please return it to the Library and Miss Wilken will send it back to where it belongs!

Music

We will be holding our first senior band practice of the year on Tuesday starting at 3:30pm in the back Arnold Street parking lot. All students who have signed up for Sr. Band are asked to come to the music room at 3:20pm for instrument assignments and to go over the new COVID safety protocols for band practices.

Drumline

We will be holding our Drumline auditions and workshop on Wednesday at 3:30pm in the back Arnold Street parking lot. Any students who have signed up are asked to meet in the music on Wednesday at 3:20pm to starting setting up the drums outside.

Chess Club

Are you tired of playing chess online? This Friday at 11:45 the GCVI chess club is back in person. Join us in room 56 to stare your opponent in the eye and feel the pieces in your hand. Please enjoy lunch outside or in your homeroom before you arrive, as you will not be allowed to eat in room 56. Beginners are always welcome!

Friday, September 10

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is having their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sep 14.  The group is a great place for students who are interested in discussing current social political issues for Black Canadians and also celebrating Black Heritage and Brilliance. We will meet at 12:00 in room 4. Make sure you eat your lunch before attending the meeting.  Come on out if you would like to learn more!

Cross Country Club

If you are interested in joining the Cross Country club, please come to a meeting at the Outdoor Classroom Monday at 12 noon.

Any questions or if you miss the meeting come see Mr. Hocken in the Resource Room for information.

Art Club

Looking for a place to share and create art? Well good news, the Art Club is starting soon! Next Monday, September 13th, we’re having our first meeting at 4:00 online after school. Join our Google Classroom with the code shhfwek for more information, and don’t forget to check out our Instagram @gcvi_artclub . See you there!

Terry Fox

Good Morning Gaels! It’s time to build some spirit for our first in-person school event of the year! The Terry Fox Run is back and our focus this year is continuing Terry’s legacy by maintaining the spirit of “achieving the impossible.” Starting on Tuesday next week we encourage you to stay active and help us reach our goal of completing 3000km, which is the distance Terry had left in his Marathon of Hope. We also want to raise $1500 together, one dollar per person, to go towards cancer research. Be sure to follow our instagram @gcviterryfox and stay tuned for more announcements on the Terry Fox Campaign next week.

Debate Club

Hey Debaters! Debate club is having its FIRST meeting ONLINE this upcoming Tuesday at 4:30PM. If you are interested, please join the classroom with the class code: xqqt5kf again the class code is xqqt5kf .

Thursday, September 9

Football

There is a Football practice today after school at Exhibition Park starting at 3:45.  You can quickly change in the phys-ed change room and Football Locker room. Do not wear your cleats in the hall.  Please don’t forget to bring your own water and your permission form. If you have any questions please see Mr. Crabbe.

Golf Team

Did you spend your summer playing golf? We are hoping to build a boys and a girls GCVI golf team this fall. We can only take 4 students on each team, so we are looking for students who have significant experience in golf. Boys should regularly break 100 and girls should consistently shoot under 120. Please read and sign up on the sheet posted on Mr. Howie’s classroom door, Room 255, by the end of the day Tuesday, September 14. Email Mr. Howie or Ms. McCusker for more information

Wednesday, September 8th

Guidance

Hi Gaels! 

As you may know, our timetable is very tight this year.  Guidance is working hard to work through all course of your change requests. Please use the QR code in your classroom or outside on the Guidance Board to put in your appointment request. We will be open after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until 4:30 to help with timetable conflicts.  

Please do not just drop-in to Guidance in the school day to deal with a timetable issue unless instructed to do so.

Thank you for your patience while we sort through timetables.

Field Hockey

Attention all students interested in practicing girl’s field hockey this fall.  You  DO NOT need any prior experience playing field hockey to join this year’s field hockey club. There will be an introductory meeting Thursday at lunch at 11:45 to determine if there is enough interest to run a field hockey club to learn and practice the basic skills of this sport. Meet outside the basketball courts by the small field and look for Ms. Holt.

Library

Welcome back Gaels! This is a reminder that if you have not returned your books and textbooks from last year, please bring them to the library learning commons as soon as possible! This goes for you too Grade 9s! If there is anything that belongs to your elementary school please return it to the Library and Miss Wilken will send it back to where it belongs!

Hey Readers! Even though the library is CLOSED at LUNCH this year, it’s still open during the day if you want to pop down to sign out a book.

You can also sign out a book through the request form on our website (just like last year).

Also, when you need a lift, stop by the Affirmation Station on the door as you are leaving the library — take a picture!

And finally, take part in our REDISCOVER THE LIBRARY event! Grab one of two Book BINGO cards on the table in the library foyer, and read books from our library to complete a line. Bring your completed card back to the library for a SUPER COOL PRIZE!

Improv!

Hey, GCVI! Looking to have some drama fun? GCVI improv has our first meeting TODAY after school on the stage in the aud! Drop in to learn more about improv at GCVI, and have fun performing! Talk to Mr. McBurney if you have any questions!

Football

It’s time to kickoff the start of the school year with some Gaels Varsity football.  We will have another information session today at lunch in the side field next to the tennis courts.  There’s no need to attend the session if you came to yesterdays session, unless you’re dropping off your permission form.  Everyone is welcome. 

GCVI Music

That is right!!! All our GCVI extra-curricular music ensembles are back and in person this year!!!! If you are interested in being part of our school bands, choirs, or string ensemble this announcement is for you. Thursday and Friday at lunch there will be a table set up outside by the outdoor classroom. If you are interested in joining the Jr Symphonic Band, Sr Symphonic Band, Stage Band, String Ensemble, or Drumline please stop by this table and sign up. Mr. Austin and members of our music council will be there to answer any of your questions. Rehearsals will be held outside after schools starting next week.

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Guidance

Hi Gaels!
As you may know, our timetable is very tight this year. Guidance is working hard to work through all course of your change requests. Please use the QR code in your classroom or outside on the Guidance Board to put in your appointment request. We will be dealing with Grade 9 and 10 students who have a blank in their timetable first and WE WILL CALL YOU OUT OF CLASS. We will be open after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday until 4:30 to help with timetable conflicts.
Please do not just drop-in to Guidance in the school day to deal with a timetable issue unless instructed to do so.
Thank you for your patience while we sort through timetables.

Library

Welcome back Gaels! This is a reminder that if you have not returned your books and textbooks from last year, please bring them to the library learning commons as soon as possible! This goes for you too Grade 9s! If there is anything that belongs to your elementary school please return it to the Library and Miss Wilken will send it back to where it belongs!

Field Hockey

Attention all students interested in practicing girl’s field hockey this fall. You DO NOT need any prior experience playing field hockey to join this year’s field hockey club. There will be a introductory meeting Thursday at lunch at 11:45 to determine if there is enough interest to run a field hockey club to learn and practice the basic skills of this sport. Meet outside the basketball courts by the small field and look for Ms. Holt.

Thursday, June 24

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BYroIr2B73o4H3Kivhi4zSzBzN7opRd8/view

Thought of the Day

We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.

Tuesday, June 22

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q3Jh1qbVXsN6vX87r9GOb2Xw-e1gwMR5/view

Books and Materials Drop Off

Hey Gaels! Don’t forget, this week is the Book and School Materials Drop Off. If you have anything that belongs to the school: textbooks, books, Chromebooks, Calculators, or anything else please return it to the school. We will have bins in the Yorkshire St. Parking Lot where you can drop everything off. We do ask if you are returning Chromebooks and chargers, please make sure you are returning it to a staff member to ensure nothing is damaged or misplaced.

Transfer UGCloud Content

Attention Graduating Students! If you have any documents in your UGCloud that you don’t want to lose once you graduate, you can use Google Takeout to transfer your content to a personal google account. The instructions have been posted on the Grade 12 Classroom. Once you have graduated, you will lose access to your UGCloud account, so this should be done before the end of the school year.

MADE:UrbanArts

Thursday June 24 at 8:00pm – The MADE:UrbanArts Program will be premiering PLAGUE MACBETH – this year’s innovative approach to theatre in a pandemic.  Join us on our You Tube channel – UrbanArts Guelph.ca – to see our updated, furious multimedia approach to Shakespeare’s classic tale, Macbeth. Thursday June 24 at 8:00pm.  

Blood will have blood they say. Blood will have blood.

Thought of the Day

Inside every person you know; there’s a different person you don’t.

Thursday, June 17

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HnzeOXWsuGKHoOmadytn-msMIfMu_JVJ/view

Music Council

A quick reminder that music council’s games night is tomorrow! Make sure to join the google meet with a non-school account at 7:00. On behave of music council we’d like to extend our gratitude to the students this year who helped to make these weird circumstances truly beautiful. You’re all amazing! See you tomorrow!

Transfer UGCloud Content

Attention Graduating Students! If you have any documents in your UGCloud that you don’t want to lose once you graduate, you can use Google Takeout to transfer your content to a personal google account. The instructions have been posted on the Grade 12 Classroom. Once you have graduated, you will lose access to your UGCloud account, so this should be done before the end of the school year.

Books and School Materials Drop Off

Hey Gaels! Don’t forget, starting next week is the Book and School Materials Drop Off. If you have anything that belongs to the school: textbooks, books, Chromebooks, Calculators, or anything else please return it to the school. We will have bins in the Yorkshire St. Parking Lot where you can drop everything off. We do ask if you are returning Chromebooks and chargers, please make sure you are returning it to a staff member to ensure nothing is damaged or misplaced.

Thought of the Day

Starting string is good, but finishing string is epic.

Tuesday, June 15

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gipocGu4lhSxVCuVli8K0NYz8h85NYOo/view?usp=sharing

Music Council

Attention Music People! Music council is hosting the final games night of the year on Friday the 18th at 7:00. Come to chat or play some games, we’ll see where the night takes us. As usual links to the google meet will be on the classroom, this time join with a non-school account since Emma is going to make the meet herself. See you guys there!

Spring Awards

To all award winners, this is a reminder that you can come and pick up your awards during the week of June 21- 25. Just come to the parking lot on Yorkshire between 8:00 and 4:00 and phone the main office. Someone will be able to help you.

Thought of the Day

Motivation can help to get you started, but Habit is what will keep you going

Thursday, June 10

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12KD_zdrSn7XvBwL3XDphurFVcjlu9MFg/view?usp=sharing

Music Council

Attention Music People! Music council is hosting the final games night of the year on Friday the 18th at 7:00. Come to chat or play some games, we’ll see where the night takes us. As usual links to the google meet will be on the classroom, this time join with a non-school account since Emma is going to make the meet herself. See you guys there!

Post Secondary Questions

Grade 12 students heading to post-secondary in the fall or next year, this message is for you!  Do you have questions about what next year might be like? Would you like to hear from a recent GCVI grad who just completed her  first year at university?  Then please join Guidance for a virtual presentation today (Thursday, June 10).  There are two presentation times to choose from: 3:15-4:00 p.m.  or 7:00-7:45 p.m.  Click on the link at the top of the Gr. 12 Guidance classroom to join the google meet.  There will be a chance to learn all about what you can expect in courses, being on your own, renting, making friends and more. 

We hope to see you there!

Thought of the Day

There are two wolves fighting in each of our  hearts. One is love, the other is hate. Which one wins in the end you ask. The wolf that wins is the one you feed. Feed the love Gaels

Tuesday, June 8

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X6z7_PcsirsKKis9hx9xuids53Aaq1R9/view?usp=sharing

Thought of the Day

Don’t watch the clock. Do what it does and keep going forward!!

Thursday, June 3

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ul51cZxmxKACpYaiWjSsIyGDVRmmhFO7/view

GSA

June is PRIDE month!!!

Pride month commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York City, a seminal moment in the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ people. The rainbow flag was created a decade later as a symbol of the community’s pride. It is flown by GCVI as a symbol of support. Our flag was raised on June 1:)

The goal of PRIDE month is to celebrate inclusiveness in our society for all LGBTQ+ individuals.

Link Crew

Hey there Link Leaders! If you were selected for Link Crew this year, don’t forget that you already have a few important responsibilities. Most of you have done these, but there’s still a few out there we’re looking to hear from. Here’s what you need to have done ASAP: 

  1. Check your ugcloud email for your link crew invitation 
  2. Add yourself to the Link Crew 2021 Google Classroom
  3. Complete the Google Form posted on Classroom
  4. Attend the meeting tomorrow, at 11:40am

Thanks, everyone!

Thought of the Day

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities

Tuesday, June 1

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1M05Lv7ewoluucxgtE6vPv_uQz2ExoIGC/view

Thought of the Day

We often start our weeks at GCVI with our Indigenous Land Recognition Statement. This weekend, we heard more difficult news as the horrors of Residential Schools continue to be uncovered. Today, we’ve lowered our flags and worn orange shirts to show our solidarity with our Indigenous communities as they grieve. As a country, holding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and starting the path to reconciliation is part of growing together with our Indigenous communities. Today, we remind ourselves that well wishes are not enough. Action is necessary and we need to expect it from ourselves, our neighbours and our leaders. It will take much hard work, but the time is now if we want to make reconciliation more than just a word. Think today of what you want the future to look like and take those first small steps where you can and how you can. Ironically, maybe then our leaders will take note and become followers. If you’re wondering where to begin to educate yourself and taking action, use fncaringsociety.com as a landing place. The future begins with not just acknowledging the reality but with starting to make amends. Denial will never spark growth. Let’s commit to that growth together.

Thursday, May 27

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cy981GFpfMIJh1elSxsfMP4KkZ-UsSzD/view

Ambassadors for 2021/2022

Are you interested in being an Ambassadors for 2021/2022?  We are looking for students who would like to help welcome GCVI’s new international students to our school and to Guelph.  If you are interested in knowing more about the Ambassadors Program, then please attend a meeting on Tuesday, June 1 at 3:00. Use the code ambassadors2021 to get into the google meet. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Bolton at [email protected].

Thought of the Day

Live your life less out of habit and more out of intent!

Tuesday, May 25

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EsiidCOxOYNnH_uJwP54kG77keUEbY_w/view

Guidance

A reminder to all students planning to graduate in June. If you have not completed or submitted your 20 hours of community service, you will need to do so in the coming weeks to ensure that you will graduate. Completed forms can be emailed to Ms. Moisan or Mr. Tremain.

Grad Awards

All grade 12 and 12 + students – this is an important announcement for you. 

The school will be deciding grad/12+ awards starting on June 2nd. If you would like to be considered, you must complete the Scholarship Information form on the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. There are awards for students in all pathways. 

The form closes on May 28. This is your last chance to add you name and tell us about your school involvement and future plans. 

The grade 12 classroom also includes information and links for community scholarship. You can find these in the Classwork Section under the Scholarships topic.

Chess Club

Itching to play a sport but can’t because of the lockdown? Why not try GCVI’s chess club. Meet us with class code r6ioggc Fridays afterschool at 3:30 to get your chess on!

Thought of the Day

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!

Thursday, May 20

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AGoOBNYmh3EPOEy9L1paLUfqeeYgZpEy/view?usp=sharing

MADE

This year’s MADE speaker event – SPEAKFest 21 – is an exciting online event of Ted-Ed style videos on a variety of exciting topics: the benefits of improv, connections between music and anxiety, the human capacity for love, conformity, hope, Kanye and more. Students have crafted awesome short speeches accompanied by original photography, music, and illustration. Join us tonight for our final evening of speeches- 8:00-8:45pm – via YouTube. Tonight you can also see the music video release of MADE student Bianca Rowe’s incredible new song “Carnival Anthem”. Find the link on Instagram at UrbanArtsProject Guelph. Please join us tonight for the final night of our event on Youtube at 8:00.

Guidance

A reminder to all students planning to graduate in June. If you have not completed or submitted your 20 hours of community service, you will need to do so in the coming weeks to ensure that you will graduate. Completed forms can be emailed to Ms. Moisan or Mr. Tremain.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

Every year on May 17th, we celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. Originally created to commemorate 2SLGBTQ+ identities no longer being recognized as a mental illness, we now use this day to draw attention to and uplift queer voices in our communities. There are queer people all across our spaces, so take a day to listen to their stories! It’s time to break the gender binary and get rid of heteronormativity, one step at a time.

Buddist Festival

Buddha’s birthday is a Buddhist festival that occurs on May 19th. It is widely celebrated in most of East Asia and is known to commemorate the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Later the Prince was called Buddha, who is the founder of Buddhism. On this day, many choose to participate in meditation, do chanting, cook special meals, reflect on Buddhist teachings and make charity donations. We hope that everyone who will be celebrating have a fun time!

World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is held on May 21st every year. On this day, we celebrate the richness of the cultures around us and have intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development.

Thought of the Day

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.

Tuesday, May 18

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DxdL7YFwB-CHhqIjZwZDML0YnloScaAJ/view?usp=sharing

MADE: UrbanArts

This year’s MADE speaker event – SPEAKFest 21 – is an exciting online event of Ted-Ed style videos on a variety of exciting topics: the benefits of improv, connections between music and anxiety, the human capacity for love, conformity, hope, Kanye and more. Students have crafted awesome short speeches accompanied by original photography, music, and illustration. The presentations will begin on Tuesday May 18 – 8:00-8:45pm – via YouTube. You can find the link on Instagram at UrbanArtsProject Guelph. Please join us this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on Youtube at 8:00.

Guidance

A reminder to all students planning to graduate in June. If you have not completed or submitted your 20 hours of community service, you will need to do so in the coming weeks to ensure that you will graduate. Completed forms can be emailed to Ms. Moisan or Mr. Tremain.

Thought of the Day

I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do.

Thursday, May 13

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g9KhOUJbiscGldgfN-zT4JVqhkpFWcQz/view

DECA

A huge GCVI congratulations goes out to our three teams that competed at the International DECA competition over the past few weeks. It has been a very challenging year, writing reports and creating videos of their group presentations, while staying physically distanced. A special celebration to Selina Wu and Maggie Huang who qualified for the finals in their event and placed 10th overall at this International competition. This is the best result a GCVI team has ever accomplished!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   The hours of writing and rewriting the report and creating a seamless presentation paid off.  We are all so proud of you both.

LINK

Hey there Gaels! Last Call! Last Call!!!

GCVI is looking for our next group of Link Crew leaders for the 2021/2022 school year. Link Crew applicants are currently in grades 10, 11, and 12. Link Crew leaders are responsible, kind, and motivated individuals looking to make a difference in our school through mentoring grade 9 students. Leaders can gain valuable resume experience, help build a positive GCVI community, and can accumulate up to 20 community hours. Check out your Grade classroom for the application form. 

Interested candidates should apply by Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3pmIf you have any questions please contact Ms. Koch, Ms. Goodreau, Mr. Robinson, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Gouthro, or Ms. Zahnd.

Library

Hey Gaels! Do not forget that if you have not picked up your books for the new Quadmester that you are still able to. Come to the Yorkshire St. Parking lot and call the school and someone will be able to help you with what you need. Also, do not forget to return your books from the last Quadmester!

Multicultural Club

Hey Gaels, this month is Asian Heritage Month!  Check out @gcmulticulturalclub on Instagram to find out more info and posts about significant Asian Canadians!  Multicultural club will also be having their annual multicultural coffee house on May 28 at 7:00. Use the code coffeehouse2021 to come watch our show!

Tuesday, May 11

Today’s Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10vrv9Os4EUTQ7Wxpufx99DeKfwIxb_lz/view?usp=sharing

Improv

Congrats to our own GCVI Critical Sanity Improv Team who competed in the National Finals on Friday. GCVI performed some amazing events where we met a fashion designer flooding the world with grey, an Uno-obsessed kid, the most unscrupulous law firm EVER and the last person you’d want to cheer you up. Well done team! You represented yourselves and GCVI with pride…and for your efforts earned 5th place for online teams in all of Canada!! That’s very impressive – congratulations!

Thursday, May 6

Thursday Announcement Video

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10oNobLSjVi7TZL–P7JFOQLJZex_Rs-4/view?usp=sharing

Social Justice Slideshow

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dGDKxGqUPBvxYyLjCRvlgz5q1gZV-T7PVnDE5pHyMP0/edit?usp=sharing

Library

Hey Gaels! Do not forget that if you have not picked up your books for the new Quadmester that you are still able to. Come to the Yorkshire St. Parking lot and call the school and someone will be able to help you with what you need. Also, do not forget to return your books from the last Quadmester!

Improv

This Friday at 7pm, your GCVI Critical Sanity Improv Team will be competing against other teams from all over Canada in the online National finals for this year’s Canadian Improv Games tournament! Want to watch the show featuring your GCVI improv team and other teams from across Canada sharing hilarious and impressive improv online? If so email Mr. McBurney at [email protected] to find out about tickets.

And if this all sounds like a lot of fun – you can join the Improv Club! Everyone is welcome, no need for drama experience, all you need is a desire to enjoy telling stories, doing skits and playing games! 

We meet every Tuesday at 4:00Join using class code t2xzmzqAny questions? Email Mr.McBurney at [email protected] 

Looking forward to seeing you there! Join up and see just how silly a Google Meet can be!

LINK

GCVI is looking for our next group of Link Crew leaders for the 2021/2022 school year. Link Crew applicants are currently in grades 10, 11, and 12. Link Crew leaders are responsible, kind, and motivated individuals looking to make a difference in our school through mentoring grade 9 students. Leaders can gain valuable resume experience, help build a positive GCVI community, and can accumulate up to 20 community hours. Check out your Grade classroom or the school website for the application form. 

Interested candidates should apply by Friday, May 14, 2021 at 3pm.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Koch, Ms. Goodreau, Mr. Robinson, Mr. MacDonald, Mr. Gouthro, or Ms. Zahnd.

Guidance

On Monday May 10, all  grade 11 classes will attend a virtual event to learn about the certificates, diplomas and degrees offered by many of our local colleges. 

Conestoga, Fanshawe, Lambton, Mohawk, Niagara and St. Clair Colleges offer excellent and affordable programs for students in all pathways and all subjects.  Teachers will be presenting this within their class Google Meet. 

 If you are a grade 11 student or a returning grade 12 student and you are NOT in a grade 11 class next week and would like to attend this presentation, please email Ms. Bergen at [email protected] to be invited to a Guidance Google Meet on Monday at 1:50 pm.

Scholarships

Gr 12 students are reminded to check the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom regularly for updated scholarship information.  

The CST Foundation Scholarship application is due tomorrow (May 7) and the details are all in the Classroom. 

The Commencement Awards Form is also due by May 12. Every grade 12 and 12+ student should complete this form to be considered for Commencement Awards. Please complete this ASAP.

Chess Club

Itching to play a sport but can’t because of the lockdown? Why not try GCVI’s Chess Club. Meet us with class code r6ioggc Friday afterschool at 3:30 to get your chess on!

Asian Heritage Month

This month is Asian Heritage Month!  Check out @gcmulticulturalclub on Instagram to find out more info and posts about significant Asian Canadians!  Multicultural club will also be having their Annual Multicultural Coffee House on May 28 at 7:00. Use the code coffeehouse2021 to come and watch our show!

Monday April 6

Volunteer Hours

Attention Students looking for volunteer hours. There’s an opportunity to do some indoor cleaning at Guelph Little Theatre during April break. If you are interested contact Judith Eden at Guelph Little Theatre at [email protected].

Scholarships

Attention grade 12 students! Spring scholarships are being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. Keep your eyes on the Scholarship Section and check it once a week to see what’s new. You can also follow us on Instagram at GCVI.Guidance to stay informed.

Spring Awards Committee

It’s that time of year again when YOU – yes YOU get to honour and recognize your fellow peers.  Nominations for the Spring Awards are open until April 23rd!  

Homeroom teachers will post the Google Form on your Google Classroom.  Get out and nominate a deserving student today! 

Senate

Organ donors save lives and ensure life every single day. In a show of solidarity and support on the third anniversary of the tragic Humboldt Broncos accident, GCVI will be honouring the memories of those who were sadly lost and affected and raising awareness for organ donation by hosting a Green Shirt and jersey day. Send your photos in a green shirt or jersey to @gcvisenate tomorrow, April 7th, and visit greenshirtday.ca to learn more about organ donation. Humboldt Strong

Thursday, April 1

World Autism Awareness Day

Hey Gaels! April 2, tomorrow, is World Autism Awareness Day, a day where we help raise awareness about autism, on all levels of the spectrum. We recognize that the stigma against autistic people has caused them to face many problems, and on April 2 we wear blue to show them our support. Together, we can help build a world that can better suit the needs of neurodiverse people. Support World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd by wearing some blue in your outfit!

Wednesday, March 31

Co-op

Are you a Grade 12 student who needs one credit to graduate? The following courses are available through Humber and Sheridan College, offered remotely/online, in the afternoon, two days a week during Quad 4:

Animation Art, 

Hairstyling: Colour Theory and Trends, 

Early Childhood Educator: Promoting Health and Safety, 

POLICING: Canadian Criminal Justice Systems, 

PSYCHOLOGY: Applied Psychology for Student Success, 

Animal Care: Animal Anatomy & Physiology

Animal Care: Domestic Animal Science

See Guidance or Ms. McCusker for more info. Apply now as these programs will fill up quickly.

Tuesday, March 30

Guidance

Attention grade 12 students! Spring scholarships are being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. Keep your eyes on the Scholarship Section and check it once a week to see what’s new.

Spring Awards Committee

It’s that time of year again when YOU – yes YOU get to honour and recognize your fellow peers.  Nominations for the awards assembly are open until April 8th!  

Homeroom teachers will post the Google Form on your Google Classroom.  Or, visit our Nomination Station at the back of the cafe during lunch.  Get out and nominate a deserving student today!

Believe Leadership

Hey Gaels! Sign-ups for Believe Leadership are due Wednesday. Please turn the forms in as soon as you can to be added to the attendance form for the course. Didn’t attend the information session? No worries! You can still sign-up and the information slideshow is posted on the classroom for people that missed it. Join with the classroom code 45yjrm5. Get those sign-up forms turned in!

Monday, March 29

Spring Awards

It’s that time of year again when YOU – yes YOU get to honour and recognize your fellow peers.  Nominations for the awards assembly open today!  Homeroom teachers will post the link to the Google Form on your Google Classroom.  Or, visit our Nomination Stations at the back of the cafe during lunch.

You can submit a nomination for the Promeritus Bowl, which is the highest award that a graduating student may win. This student must show:

Get out and nominate someone today!

Multicultural Group

March 27th marks the first day of Passover for Jewish people around the world and lasts until April 4. It is a time where freedom is celebrated. It commemorates the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and transition into freedom from slavery. The celebration includes the seder, traditional and ritual foods, songs, and stories. Happy Passover!

Hola Mohalla or Holi is a three-day long Sikh and Hindu festival. Starting in 1701, it was originally a way to practice military exercises and hold mock battles. It has since evolved, and Sikh’s now use it as a chance to display their martial arts skills, music and poetry, all the while holding grand processions and parades. It is also known as the festival of love or colours for Hindus. They celebrate by getting together, having a traditional feast and ending the night off by throwing beautiful coloured powder on each other. Happy Holi/Hola Mohalla to those celebrating!

Music Council

Music Council needs a better logo and we need your help! Design a logo and submit it to our email [email protected] before March 31st and your logo could be the new face of Music council!

Friday, March 26

World Epilepsy Day

Did you know that 65 million people around the world live with epilepsy? World Epilepsy Day is a day to raise global awareness and educate the public on the facts of epilepsy and the urgent need for improved treatment, better care, and greater investment in research. It is great to see you all in purple, Gaels! Remember to tag #EpilepsyDay to raise more awareness!

Music Council

Attention art people! Music council needs your artistic skills for a new logo! Send your submissions to our email [email protected] before the end of the month!

Spring Awards!

It’s that time of year again when YOU – yes YOU – get to honour and recognize your peers.  Nominations for the awards assembly will start next week! 

Submit a nomination for the Peter Stefanyk Award.  It is for a grade 11 student that has a conscientious attitude toward academic studies, is involved in one or more school clubs, and shows excellent school spirit!

OR

How about submitting a nomination for the Odysseus Cup award?  This award goes to a senior student who, through individual effort, has shown excellence in an activity outside of school, thereby promoting the good name of our school in the community. Get out and nominate a deserving student next week!

Senate

Happy Friday Gaels! Today is the last day of Senate’s virtual march classes and we wanted to say thank you to everyone who participated this week. Hopefully you’re in an active mood for today’s class because we are going to be working out! Enter the code “MARCHCLASS” to join the google meet call this afternoon at 4 pm.

Thank you so much to all of the teacher supervisors this week, we really appreciated you helping out. If you have any questions or concerns about anything, feel free to DM us on Instagram, at @gcvisenate.

Thursday, March 25

World Epilepsy Day

Tomorrow is World Epilepsy Day, a day where we raise awareness about epilepsy. Did you know that 4 to 10 out of 1,000 people on earth live with active seizures at any one time and the cause can be epilepsy? In order to show our support, we’re inviting GCVI to wear purple and fill our halls with shades of lavender! We can’t wait to see you in purple tomorrow, Gaels!

Believe Leadership Initiative

GCVI is starting its own chapter of the Believe Leadership Initiative. This is a chance to grow your skills as a young leader and do something cool for your community. Want to know more about this student-run program, come to the google meet tonight (Thurs Mar 25th) using the code believegcvi to get more information and to see if this program is right for you.

Spring Awards!

It’s that time of year again when YOU – yes YOU – get to honour and recognize your peers.  Nominations for the awards assembly will start next week! 

Submit a nomination for the Citizenship Cup to a student who has fulfilled an executive position this year, promotes activity among the student body and contributes to the school community.

OR…

How about submitting nominations for the Principals’ Awards?  These go to grade 9 and 10 students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement, participation and dedication to their studies. 

Get out and nominate a deserving student next week!

Senate

Hello Gaels! Senate wants to remind you that every day this week a new virtual class is being held and in today’s class, you’ll have the chance to learn a little something new. Today’s class is ASL (American Sign Language) so if you are interested be sure to come check out this class! It is going to be hosted over zoom and you can join through the link posted in our Instagram bio, @gcvisenate, or senate classroom. The class will start at 4 pm. Thank you, again, so much to all the volunteer teacher supervisors helping out this week. If you have any questions about the march classes don’t hesitate to DM us at @gcvisenate on Instagram and feel free to check out the senate classroom for more details.

Wednesday, March 24

HOSA

Reminder to all HOSA members that we have a meeting today at 5PM! Hope to see you there for a  quick check in meet!

DECA

There will be a DECA google meet Thursday, March 25th at 4:30 for anyone interested in joining the GCVI DECA executive team next year. After the meeting, the application forms will be posted.

Volunteer Hours

Attention Students looking for volunteer hours. A new opportunity has come up to do yardwork at Guelph Little Theatre this weekend March 27th and 28th. Also, some indoor cleaning during April break. If you are interested contact Judith Eden at Guelph Little Theatre at [email protected]

Spring Awards Committee

It’s that time of year again when YOU – yes YOU – get to honour and recognize your peers.  Nominations for the awards assembly will start next week!   Do you know someone who participates in one or more clubs, teams or activities at GCVI? You could nominate them for a Participation Award.  Nominate a deserving student next week!

Senate

Hello and happy Wednesday Gaels! Senate wants to remind you that EVERY day this week a new virtual class is being held. And for today’s class, we hope you bring your sweet tooth since we are going to be baking! That’s right, so if you want to bake some delicious treats to enjoy with your family be sure to join in this afternoon.

A full list of ingredients required for the class can be found on our Instagram, @gcvisenate and you might just be able to guess what we are baking by the looks of it. You do not need to sign up ahead of time to join the class, all you need to do is enter the code “MARCHCLASS” to join the google meet call this afternoon.

Like all of the classes held this week, baking will start at 4 pm. Thank you again to the teachers who have been supervising these classes, we really appreciate it. If you have any questions at check out @gcvisenate or the Senate Information classroom for more details on the march classes. We can’t wait to get baking with you Gaels!

Tuesday, March 23

Guidance

Attention Grade 12 students! Spring scholarships are being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. Keep your eyes on the Scholarship Section and check it once a week to see what’s new.

Senate March Classes

Hello Gaels! Senate wants to remind you that every day this week a new virtual class is being held. That’s right, a new class every single day.

Today’s class includes a taste of warm weather since you have the chance to whip up some delicious summertime drinks. A full list of ingredients required for the class can be found on our Instagram, @gcvisenate. You do not need to sign up ahead of time for the class, just enter the code “MARCHCLASS” to join the google meet call this afternoon.

A reminder that all of the classes held this week start at 4 pm. Another thank you to all of the teachers who signed up to help supervise these classes.

If you have any questions at all feel free to either check out @gcvisenate for more details or check out the senate information classroom. We can’t wait to see your drinks Gaels!

Monday, March 22

Music Council

Music Council needs a better logo and we need your help! Design a logo and submit it to our email [email protected] before March 31st and your logo could be the new face of Music Council!

Multicultural Club

World Down Syndrome Day was yesterday but we are raising awareness today at GCVI! On WDSD, we rock our socks in support of advocating for equal rights, inclusion, and well being of people with Down Syndrome. So go ahead, take a picture of you and your funky socks and be sure to tag #Connect in awareness! Thanks Gaels!

World Water Day

Happy World Water Day. Water means different things to everyone. This year, the conversation is what water means to YOU. By recording and celebrating how water benefits us, we can value water even more and safeguard it so there is enough for everyone. Join the conversation using #WorldWaterDay and let’s discuss the importance of water in our lives!

DECA

There will be a DECA google meet Thursday, March 25th at 4:30 for anyone interested in joining the GCVI DECA executive team next year. After the meeting, the application forms will be posted.

Senate

This entire week, Senate is hosting virtual March classes. That’s right, a new class every single day. Now, if you want to get moving and have some fun then today is your lucky day because today’s class is Zumba. And, fun fact about the instructor leading this class, they have worked with THE Shakira. You do not need to worry about signing up ahead of time for the class, all you need to do click the link either in our Instagram bio, at @gcvisenate, or in the senate classroom to join the zoom call this afternoon.

A reminder that all of the classes held this week start at 4 pm. A big thank you to all of the teachers supervising these classes, we are extremely appreciative of you. If you have any questions at all about the March classes, feel free to either check out @gcvisenate for more details or check out the Senate information classroom. We can’t wait to see your moves today Gaels!

Friday, March 19

World Down Syndrome Day

Hey Gaels! World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21 and on this day, we raise awareness and advocate for the rights of people with Down Syndrome. On Monday, come to school with your funkiest socks in your closet – no funky socks? No problem!!!! Wear your brightest socks you have 🙂 in support for World Down Syndrome Day. Can’t wait to see you rock your socks, Gaels!

Senate

Hello Gaels! Senate wants to remind you that every day next week virtual March classes are going to be running. That’s right, you have the chance to participate in a week full of fun classes and workshops such as baking, working out, or even learning a little ASL. Zumba is first on that list of fun so you’ve got the weekend to warm up your dance moves before Monday. Again you do not need to sign up ahead of time, just show up ready to go. All classes will start at 4 pm and you can use the code “MARCHCLASS” to enter either the zoom or google meet. On Monday, the Zumba class will run over zoom. Another thank you to all of the teachers who have signed up to help supervise these classes – if you have any questions at all feel free to either check out @gcvisenate for more details or check out the senate information classroom.

Thursday, March 18

Senate

Hey Gaels! Senate wants you to know that virtual March classes are going to be running every day next week. That’s right, a new class every day. Starting off strong with Zumba on Monday, you are going to have a chance to participate in activities such as baking or even learning a little ASL.

Classes are going to start at 4 pm each day and will run over zoom or google meet. You do not need to sign up ahead of time, just show up ready to go and have some fun. A big thank you to all of the teachers who have signed up to help supervise these classes. If you have any questions at all feel free to either check out @gcvisenate for more information or check out the senate information classroom.

Music Council

Attention Art people! Music council needs your artistic skills for a new logo! Send your submissions to our email m[email protected] before the end of the month!

Wednesday, March 17

Co-op

Last call for Summer Co-op program applications. Monday, March 22nd is the deadline for summer co-op and skilled trades co-op applications. If you need experience in the trades or some extra credits in the bank, this is a great opportunity for you. IB students are welcome as well! Register on My Blueprint and contact Guidance or Ms. McCusker for more info.

Guidance

This year any student in any grade can attend College and University Virtual Open House events from the comfort of their own home! Watch the Guidance Classroom, Instagram and the hallway slides for more details.

Upcoming events include:

  1. Wilfrid Laurier, Brock and Queens has something every week in March
  2. Ottawa and Carleton have events every day this week.
  3. The Royal Military College on Thursday Mar 18th and Thursday March 25th
  4. The University of Waterloo on Saturday March 20th
  5. Sheridan College, Fanshawe College and The University of Guelph on Saturday March 27th.

Senate

Hello and Happy Wednesday Gaels! 

We wanted to start off by giving a big thank you shoutout to everyone who participated in GC’s solo semi, all of your videos looked fantastic and we really appreciated the effort. Now we have some more exciting news to share with you. Senate is going to be hosting virtual march classes every day next week. That’s right, so whether you want to come and have some fun baking or get moving with a Zumba class, there are going to be lots of opportunities to enjoy yourself and try out some new things.

Classes are going to run over google meet and will start at 4 pm each day. More information will be released soon but feel free to check out @gcvisenate and DM on Instagram if you have any questions. We are excited to see you there Gaels!

Believe Leadership Course

Are you looking to become a better leader? Would you like to grow yourself as an individual in a short period of time, create a project to help your community and meet other aspiring leaders?  Well, look no further! Presented by the Believe Initiative, the Believe Leadership Course is a virtual/in-person 8-week leadership course that will teach you core principles needed to become a leader, such as confidence, resilience, discipline and of course, leadership, all while building out your own Passion Project! Please join our google classroom with the code 45yjrm5 where more information will be available.

Tuesday, March 16

Multicultural Club

Hey Gaels!! St. Patrick’s Day is coming right around the corner, tomorrow actually!, and we are fortunate enough this year to be able to celebrate together! So bring out your St. Patty’s gear or wear green to show your St. Patty’s day spirit!

Monday, March 15

Chess Club

Do you have the skills to experience the thrills of winning GCVI’s in house chess tournament? This Friday, after school at 3:30, the chess club invites you to battle it out against your peers and claim the title of tournament champion. Join our classroom with code r6ioggc. We hope to see you there!

Guidance

No matter what grade you are in, this is a great time of year to learn more about College and University programs. This year you can attend Virtual Open House events from the comfort of your own couch! Watch the Guidance Classroom, Instagram and the hallway slides for more details.

Upcoming events include:

The Royal Military College on Thursday Mar 18th and Thursday March 25th

The University of Waterloo on Saturday March 20th

The University of Guelph on Saturday March 27th

Friday, March 12

Senate

The wait is officially over! Solo semi starts today!! So start sending in those videos! And remember, there are 5 categories to choose from; Best Dressed, Best Semi Theme Idea, Comedy, Collaborative, and Best Dance! 

If you think this isn’t fun on its own, the top video submitted in each category gets a $20 gift card to a downtown business of your choice! More details will be posted on our Instagram and our updated classroom so keep your eyes out for those and start submitting soon cause submissions close this Monday 🙂 Good luck!

Thursday, March 11

Guidance

Attention grade 12 students! Spring scholarships are being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. Keep your eyes on the Scholarship Section and check it once a week to see what’s new.

Wednesday, March 10

HOSA

Attention HOSA members! Just a reminder that we have a guest speaker meeting today at 5PM where we will get the chance to hear from a trauma and neurosurgery registered nurse! Hope to see you all there!

Senate

Hey hey hey! If you’re looking to stay up-to-date on current Senate events, but don’t have social media, join our google classroom with the code: yfi2u65. Posted in the classroom will be announcements on up-coming events, opportunities to participate in competitions, and more! That’s yfi2u65 to join the senate updates google classroom.

Tuesday, March 9

Multicultural Committee

The GCVI Multicultural Club invites GCVI to follow their instagram page – @gcmulticulturalclub. We will be posting a lot of material in the upcoming weeks that we want you to see!! Come check us out on Instagram!

Guidance

Attention grade 12 students! Spring scholarships are being posted to the Grade 12 Guidance classroom. Keep your eyes on the Scholarship Section and check it once a week to see what’s new.

Senate

If you wanted to, Where would you go to dance in California? San Fran-disco bah dum tss.

Hello GCVI I hope you are all having a great Tuesday. If you were not aware, the senate team is allowing YOU, to get back into the dancing groove by hosting a virtual semi event! Now, I know you guys are so disappointed that you don’t have the opportunity to awkwardly walk around slow dancing students, but you do have the opportunity to get involved and win some extravagant prizes.

The GCVI Senate Executive is hosting a semi Tik Tok competition that allows you to get involved and win a $20 gift card to local businesses around the Guelph region! Throughout the week, different categories and criteria will be revealed! Yesterday’s category was the best semi theme proposal.  Make sure to tune into the senate Instagram page, @gcvisenate to stay up to date with all the events and more information around the semi Tik Tok bonanza! The new category will be posted today! Happy Tuesday Gaels!

Monday, March 8

Multicultural Club

March 8 is International Women’s Day. On this day, we celebrate the achievements of women around the world, and raise awareness about women’s rights and gender equality. This year’s theme is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world” with the hashtag #choosetochallenge. At GCVI, we strive to establish a safe environment for all individuals, regardless of gender differences. By celebrating Women’s Day, GCVI is taking a small step forward to crafting a kinder world.

Music Council

Music Council needs a better logo and we need your help! Design a logo and submit it to our email [email protected] before March 31st and your logo could be the new face of Music council!

DECA

Congratulations to all 60 participants of DECA provincials over the past few weeks. The GC advisors and your executive are very proud of your hard work and efforts.  GCVI had 6 members of our team qualify for DECA Internationals in April. Lets celebrate with Selina Wu, Maggie Huang, Vani Dogra, Alexa Downey, Kavya Vurrabindi & Emmett Bradshaw.  Individual results will be emailed to provincial participants later in the week.

Friday, March 5

Senate

Hey hey hey! If you’re looking to stay up-to-date on current Senate events, but don’t have social media, join our google classroom with the code: yfi2u65. Posted in the classroom will be announcements on up-coming events, opportunities to participate in competitions, and more! That’s yfi2u65 to join the senate updates google classroom.

Multicultural Committee

International Women’s day is a day that celebrates the achievements of women around the world on March the 8th, and raises awareness about women’s rights and gender equality. This year’s theme is #feministrecovery. At GCVI, we strive to establish a safe environment for all individuals, regardless of gender differences. By celebrating Women’s Day, GCVI is taking a small step forward to crafting a kinder world. On Monday, March 8, don’t forget to wear purple to show your appreciation and support for IWD.

DECA

Sunday is the DECA provincial Award Ceremony. Please read the post in the DECA classroom for the schedule and steps if you qualify for Internationals. If you do qualify and want to attend the virtual event, you need to email Mr. Fleming Sunday evening.

Tuesday, March 2

MADE Applications are Due This Week

A reminder to students applying for the MADE program- Applications are due this week!

Any questions can be directed to Kelly McCullough at [email protected]

Website: urbanartsguelph.ca

Monday, March 1

Hey there, future delegates! GCVI Model UN is starting Thursday March 4. Model UN is a place to discuss global issues and develop communication skills, as well as, talk with people who are also interested in the UN and creating change. Come check out this club March 4 at 6pm with the class code gxiqg72.

Friday, February 26

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels have you heard about athletic council’s trick shot competition yet? Athletic council is looking for people to send in videos of some awesome trick shots for a chance to win a great prize. The deadline for entries is Monday so be sure to check out their Instagram page @athleticsgcvi for more details and information on how to enter!

Wednesday, February 24

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members! Just a reminder that we will be having TWO guest speakers TODAY at 5pm! Be sure to be there to hear from a pharmacy student and a naturopathic doctorate student! Come with questions and we will see you all there!

Tuesday, February 23

Coldest Night of the Year

On behalf of the Coldest Night of the Year team we would like to thank everyone for their support and participation in this year’s event! At the beginning of this project we had set a goal of $750. With the support of over 30 team members we raised $3 341. That’s 446% of our original goal- and GCVI ranked in the top 10 out of 73 teams in all of Guelph! The money raised will help support those in need of food and shelter. We would like to give a special thank you to Mr. Eidt who raised $830.  If you walked this past Saturday, please share any pictures you took to the GCVI CNOY Instagram page. Thank you Gaels!

Model United Nations

Hey there, future delegates! GCVI Model UN is starting Thursday March 4. Model UN is a place to discuss global issues and develop communication skills, as well as, talk with people who are also interested in the UN and creating change. Come check out this club March 4 at 6pm with the class code gxiqg72.

Co-op

Are you a graduating student interested in making a successful transition to a career in the skilled trades after graduation this June? Registration for Summer Skilled Trades Co-op is now open. 

Please see the Summer School page on the Continuing Education website for more info. Register on MyBlueprint under Summer School to get started. Email Ms. McCusker with questions.

Summer School Co-op

Registration for Summer Co-op is now open. Students going into grades 11, 12 or 12+ can complete a summer co-op this year. Complete night classes April to June, a placement in July and you will have 2-credits complete. 

Students need to be mature, be able to work independently and have great attendance. 

Please see the Summer School page on the Continuing Education website for more info. Register on MyBlueprint under Summer School to get started. Email Ms. McCusker with questions.

D Stress Club

Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you need some time to relax and unwind? Join D-stress club! We meet every Wednesday at 4pm via google meet and do lots of fun activities. Our classroom code is qugizj6 and make sure to follow our Instagram @gcvidstress.

Wednesday, February 17

Math Study Group

Remember the Math study group for the Grade 10 IB Prep students? Well those students will be moving on to MCR3UB, and we will be moving along with them! We are pivoting in a slightly different direction – we’ll be providing the Grade 10 IB Prep students with support and consolidation of their math skills for MCR3UB. We’re here to help! Join our classroom with the code o3ayf67.

D Stress Club

Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you need some time to relax and unwind? Join D-stress club! We meet every Wednesday at 4pm via google meet and do lots of fun activities. Our classroom code is qugizj6 and make sure to follow our Instagram @gcvidstress.

White Pine

I READ CANADIAN day is TODAY!!

The second annual “I Read Canadian Day” (#NowMoreThanEver) is Wednesday, February 17th, 2021!

The goal of the day is to raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness, diversity and breadth of Canadian literature.

“We challenge the nation to “Read Canadian” for 15 minutes and to share their experience at their library, in their school, with their families and friends, or on social media, young people are encouraged to read a Canadian book of their choice.”  LET’S DO IT, people!! Read Canadian for 15 minutes today (and everyday!) and let others know what great stuff is out there! 🙂

Chess Club

It’s a game that’s more than a thousand years old. Checkmate! That’s right, the chess club is back! Meet us Friday afterschool at 3:30. Join our classroom with the code r6ioggc. All skill levels are welcome.

Co-op

Are you a graduating student interested in making a successful transition to a career in the skilled trades after graduation this June? Registration for Summer Skilled Trades Co-op is now open. 

Please see the Summer School page on the Continuing Education website for more info. Register on MyBlueprint under Summer School to get started. Email Ms. McCusker with questions.

Summer School Co-op

Registration for Summer Co-op is now open. Students going into grades 11, 12 or 12+ can complete a summer co-op this year. Complete night classes April to June, a placement in July and you will have 2-credits complete. 

Students need to be mature, be able to work independently and have great attendance. 

Please see the Summer School page on the Continuing Education website for more info. Register on MyBlueprint under Summer School to get started. Email Ms. McCusker with questions.

Friday, February 12,

DECA

Thanks to all the written event participants for submitting their projects. Good luck to all the DECA members writing their provincial exam and performing their case study next week. GO GAELS DECA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 11

Guidance

Attention Grade 12s! Please go to the Grade 12 Google Classroom and fill out the Intent to Return or Graduate Survey if you haven’t done so already! It is due ASAP! Thank you!

Coldest Night of the Year

Hey GC – the coldest night of the year is coming up and the homeless community in Guelph needs your support. Once you’ve registered on the GC team, if you raise $150 as an adult or $75 as a youth by the end of today you can get a free touque. Your donations will go to the Hope House to make a difference in our community!

Wednesday, February 10

HOSA

Hey HOSA members! Just a reminder that we are going to be having a guest speaker speak to us today at 5pm! Dr. Ada Gu is a Chief Resident who works in London Ontario! She will be telling us all about this amazing field of work and will be answering any questions you may have. See you there!

Tuesday, February 9

Coldest Night of the Year- GCVI Team

Seeing as we are mid-pandemic, we want to get you up and moving! To do so, you should join us, the Coldest Night of the Year team, on February 20th as we walk 2 to 10 km and raise money for the hungry and homeless in Guelph. This year the event is Covid-safe, meaning you will be walking alone or with your family bubble. It’s up to you! If you’d like to join the team or donate, use the link in the bio of our Instagram account, cnoy_gcvi_2021. Further information is available there. We hope to see you (virtually) walk with the GCVI team!

D-Stress-Club

Are you feeling anxious or stressed? Do you need some time to relax and unwind? Join D-stress club! We meet every Wednesday at 4pm via google meet and do lots of fun activities. Our classroom code is qugizj6 and make sure to follow our Instagram @gcvidstress.

Valentine’s Day- Senate

Heyyyyyyyyy Gaels! Are you looking to find love this Valentine’s Day? Then the Senate has some events for you. Test your rom-com knowledge in a Valentine’s Kahoot this Friday at 4:30. The code for this event will be released the day of; so pay attention.

Senate is also offering free Matchomatics this year…yes, it’s our Valentine gift to you. Find your true love by completing the survey in our senate Instagram bio no later than Friday at noon. (You can also find the link if you go to the GCVI website and check under ‘Daily Announcements’) Totally free and results emailed to you on Valentine’s Day – sigh! The only catch, there are only 500 spots available so be sure to fill out your survey ASAP. Happy Valentine’s Day Gaels!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DMXR7ZW

Monday, February 8

Library

If you have not already done so, please return your books and textbooks from last Quadmester to the bin outside of the Library Learning Commons. Even if the books do not belong to the Library, please drop them off. If you have any questions please email Miss Wilken at [email protected]

Social Justice

There is a Social Justice Meeting today at 4pm. Join the Classroom using code liolceb for more info.

Friday, December 18

Senate-HollyDays

What’s green, fuzzy and if it falls out of a tree, it will hurt you? A pool table. Congratulations Gaels you have made it through all 12 of the Holly Days! Thank you so much for participating this year, we loved seeing all of the amazing school spirit! From the postcards to festive hat day, to the baking competition we have loved seeing everything you all did. Hopefully you guys are giving your last piece of the festive spirit with your green and red clothing today! Again thank you all so much for participating, we hope you had as much fun as we did.

Happy Holidays Gaels and we’ll see you in the New Year 🙂

Thursday, December 17

Online Winter Concert

On Thursday night GCVI Music presents our first ever online winter concert. This amazing show has been put together with hundreds of individual videos done from the student’s home. There will be 7 full multitrack video songs including special guests Joseph Morales; star of the Toronto production of Hamilton, Juno award winning saxophonist Phil Dwyer, and the Umea Vokalensemble all the way from Sweden. The video will begin streaming Thursday at 7:00pm on the GCVI Music YouTube channel. Don’t miss it.

Social Justice Club

Did you know that homeless people are one of the most vulnerable groups affected by COVID-19? This is because of overcrowded shelters, the inability to frequently practise proper hand hygiene, and lack of protection, like masks. If you are interested in learning more about homelessness and other social justice issues, follow @_gcvisocialjustice_ on instagram.

HollyDays

What did Hogwarts say to Harry Potter when he aced a test? You’re a quizard Harry. Gaels, you know what time it is?  We are down to the final two Holly days, oh my goodness! We are so thankful for all your participation this year and are excited about these last few events. Now, you may be spirited out but we need your help for the last 2 days! Today is Hollyday trivia night! Woohoo!  At 5 pm, the GCVI Senate team will be hosting a trivia Kahoot! The top 3 places are going to win a prize so be sure to turn your trivia brains on. Moving onto tomorrow, the final Holly Day, it’s going to be a classic red and green day. So, tomorrow when pulling out your outfit, remember to wear red and green because we want to end 2020 off with a fun, festive bang to finish this unpredictable year. Again thank you all for your participation this year and we hope to see you at trivia tonight! As always, if you have any questions about any upcoming Holly Day events feel free to DM us @gcvisenate on Instagram or get in touch with any of your senate executives for more info.

DECA

Make sure to register for Provincials today if you have already completed the process. Make sure to read the Provincial registration package for critical due dates and procedures. The registration package can be found in the DECA classroom stream.

Wednesday, December 16

Yearbook

Yearbook needs your classroom photos of Holiday Cheer, Festive Fun, and December Shenanigans! Starting tomorrow we have 3 days left to snap all the holiday photos we can for this year’s yearbook. As always, send them to Mr. Ho Ho Ho at [email protected]

Art Club

Art Club is coming back! That’s right, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, in the new year Art Club will be starting up again. We need art now more than ever, and that’s why we’re bringing you more games, more creativity, and more amazing opportunities than ever before! Join our google classroom with the code SHHFWEK, or follow our Instagram account @gcvi_artclub. Also, you can DM your art to our insta and we’ll post it! We can’t wait to see your amazing art!

Social Justice Club

45% of homeless people have a physical or mental disability. When searching for work, many people with disabilities are either unable to work or face discrimination. This on top of the many challenges homeless people already have when looking for employment. For more information on this issue, follow @_gcvisocialjustice_ on instagram.

HOSA

Hey HOSA members, congratulations on completing FLC! There’s no meeting happening this week. Happy holidays and hope to see you all in the New Year!

HollyDays

Why did the baker cross the road? He had muffin else to do.

Congratulations Gaels! You’ve made it halfway through the week to Holly Day number 10. We hope that you buckled up your aprons because today is the day of the holiday baking competition! Recipes have been posted on the GCVI senate instagram page @gcvisenate so feel free to follow those or use one of your own signature recipes – it’s up to you! To compete in the competition, all you have to do is send in a picture of your finished baked goods to our instagram again, it’s @gcvisenste on Instagram. There will be 3 winners who will win a prize so you have lots of chances and Gaels we cannot wait to see what incredible, delicious treats you create. Another huge reminder, today is the last day to drop off your amazing postcards for the retirement homes! Make sure to drop them off wherever you picked yours up or in the envelope on the senate room door. Now for tomorrow’s Holly Day shout out, we are going to be hosting a Holiday trivia night so make sure you come to join us for some trivia fun for another chance at a prize – that’s Thursday night at 5pm. As always, if you have any questions about any upcoming Holly Day events feel free to DM us @gcvisenate on Instagram or get in touch with any of your senate executives for more info.

Tuesday, December 15

Music Council

Sleigh Ride videos are due today! Make sure to get them in! It will only take you 20 minutes and you’ll get to be a part of something cool for the holidays!

Music

On Thursday night GCVI Music presents our first ever online winter concert. This amazing show has been put together with hundreds of individual videos done from the student’s home. There will be 7 full multitrack video songs including special guests Joseph Morales; star of the Toronto production of Hamilton, Juno award winning saxophonist Phil Dwyer, and the Umea Vokalensemble all the way from Sweden. The video will begin streaming Thursday at 7:00pm on the GCVI Music YouTube channel. Don’t miss it.

Social Justice

This week’s social justice topic is homelessness among people with disabilities.  People with disabilities are twice as likely to live in poverty and poverty can cause disabilities to worsen. To learn more about this topic, follow @_gcvisocialjustice_ on instagram.

HollyDays

A sweater I bought was picking up static electricity, so I returned it to the store. They gave me another one free of charge haha. Gaels we hope you are having a great start to your Tuesday because you’ve made it to Holly Day number 9! You might have guessed by the wardrobe floating around the school but if not, today is ugly Christmas sweater day! We can not wait to see everyone in their sweaters today and make sure that you send in a photo of yourself in your ugly Christmas sweater to us @gcvisenate on Instagram for a chance at winning a prize! Now to give you all a heads up on tomorrows activity, make sure to have your aprons on standby. Tomorrow you are all going to have the chance to participate in baking some yummy holiday treats in a Christmas baking competition where the top 3 baked goods will win a prize. All you have to do is send a photo of your delicious creations to us @gcvisenate on Instagram. So put your chef hats on, buckle up your apron and be prepared to bake. As always, if you have any questions about any upcoming Holly Day events feel free to DM us @gcvisenate on Instagram or get in touch with any of your senate executives for more info.

Monday, December 14

Music Council

A reminder to all music students to submit your sleigh ride videos to the google classrooms or email them to [email protected] They are due tomorrow so get them in!

Music

On Thursday night GCVI Music presents our first ever online winter concert. This amazing show has been put together with hundreds of individual videos done from the student’s home. There will be 7 full multitrack video songs including special guests Joseph Morales; star of the Toronto production of Hamilton, Juno award winning saxophonist Phil Dwyer, and the Umea Vokalensemble all the way from Sweden. The video will begin streaming Thursday at 7:00pm on the GCVI Music YouTube channel. Don’t miss it.

HollyDays

What did one trailing hat say to the other? I’ll stay here, you go on A HEAD. Well, well Gaels you have made it to the last week before the break and are down to last few Holly Days. Now today is festive hat day so we cannot wait to see everyone in their holiday hats and headbands. Elf ears, reindeer antlers, Santa hats and toques. All shapes and sizes are all welcome – we want to see them all! You can DM us @gcvisenate on Instagram a picture of you rocking your hat solo or grab a socially distanced one with some friends to be featured on our Instagram page. Now for tomorrow’s Holly Day shoutout, it’s going to be ugly Christmas sweater day so when planning your outfits out don’t forget to pull out your absolute best ugly Christmas sweater. As always, if you have any questions about any upcoming Holly Day events feel free to DM us @gcvisenate on Instagram or get in touch with any of your senate executives for more info.

Fundraising

What a day on Friday, Gaels! We finished off our Food Drive with a massive effort and took a huge trailer full of food and personal products to Hope House. They were beyond thrilled with your efforts Gaels. You are making an impact right in your own neighbourhood Gaels. It was awesome. Then, it was off to CMHA to drop off a cheque for our Santa Cause efforts. The social workers there were overwhelmed and presented us with a letter of thanks. They are putting an insert into every parents’ package letting them know that GCVI dug deep to offer them support. I cannot stress enough what a great job you did, Gaels. Your generosity is making a huge difference to those who need it most right now. A proud moment Gaels!!

Yearbook

Now that the grey days of November are over and we have a nice white covering of snow for the holidays, YEARBOOK needs your classroom photos of Holiday Cheer, Festive Fun, and December Shenanigans! Starting tomorrow we have 5 days left to snap all the holiday photos we can for this year’s yearbook. As always, send them to Mr. Ho Ho Ho at [email protected]

Friday, December 11

Art Club

Art Club is coming back in the new year! We need art now more than ever, and that’s why we’re bringing you more games, more creativity, and more amazing opportunities than ever before! Join our google classroom with the code SHHFWEK,  and listen to announcements for more information.

HollyDays

What do you call someone who makes Pyjamas? A soft wear engineer. Congrats Gaels! Holly Day number 7 has arrived. In fact, you’ve officially made it over halfway through the Holly Days Gaels. We know how tiring these quadmesters have been for teachers and students so to combat those sleepy feelings, Today is pyjama day!  We hope to see you in your coziest pj’s. We also hope you chose warm ones to wear because it just keeps getting colder!

Today you can take a picture of either just yourself or you and some friends rocking your pyjama looks to be featured on @gcvisenate on Instagram! Now to give everyone a heads up about what’s coming, Monday is Santa and Elf day so be sure to come to school wearing your best Santa or Elf hat to start our last week of school before the break off with a bang. And remember, if you ever forget what Holly Day event is happening when just go to @gcvisenate on Instagram or check a poster hung up around the school for a full Holly Day schedule. If you have any questions feel free to DM us @gcvisenate on Instagram or get in touch with any of your senate executives for more info. Have a great, cozy Friday Gaels!

Thursday, December 10

Social Justice Club

It is estimated that on any given night there are 3,491 women in Canada who have to sleep in emergency shelters because it isn’t safe for them or their children at home. 57% of women say domestic violence is the cause of their homelessness. To learn more about this issue and see how you can take action, follow @_gcvisocialjustice_ on instagram.

Grad Committee

GRADS!!! This is it! FRIDAY is your LAST DAY TO PURCHASE GRADWEAR. Hop onto school cash online for ordering and payment. You’ll get your gear in January, but Friday is your final day to order! Samples are on display in the cabinet outside the main office.

IB Preparatory Program

Grade 10 IB Preparatory students! Please check the Google classroom to sign up  for one of the Google meet presentations about the IB Diploma Program and IB course selection. Meets are running this Friday and next Monday in both the morning and the afternoon.

HollyDays

What did the older Hanukkah say to the younger one. Hey! You’re too young to smoke. Congrats Gaels! you’ve made it to Holly Day number 6. We tend to spotlight Christmas as the main winter holiday when in reality there are so many incredible celebrations happening during this time. Today is blue and white day in honour of the first day of Hanukkah and we can not wait to see everyone celebrating by wearing these colours today! You can DM @gcvisenate on Instagram of you wearing blue and white to be featured on our page! We also wanted to thank you for your participation not only today but in all of the Holly Days so far because it has been amazing regardless of the challenges 2020 has thrown at us. Now to give you all a heads up of what’s coming up, be ready to put your pj’s on and relax since tomorrow is pajama day. So make sure that you come to school in your favourite, cozy pair because we want to see that holiday spirit continue. Even though pajamas are being worn, it is not an excuse to sleep in class haha. Again, don’t forget to DM @gcvisenate on Instagram or get in touch with any of your senate executives for more info about any of the upcoming Holiday events.

Santa Cause

Santa Cause donations have now closed and the final number…..drumroll time….$6137 – absolutely amazing. Smashing all records and our hopes for this year. You guys totally rocked it and 61 kids in our community now get a better holiday because of you. And now it is Food Drive time. The trailer is filling and the community is going to benefit. Yesterday, the Gr 12s decided they were sick of being called out and brought their A game picking up both points. Today…well the Grade 9’s edged out the Grade 12s…and if you’re thinking ahead to tomorrow it’s Free For All Friday…bring anything to help fill those pantries. Every single item helps, so don’t be shy , let’s lay it all out there tomorrow!! Fill that trailer Gaels!!

Wednesday, December 9

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club would like to invite you to our virtual Multicultural Coffee house to celebrate the different cultures and winter holidays in GCVI! This show will be taking place over Google Meet on December 11th, at 7PM, and it will include acts such as dance crew, magic, and even a fashion show! Don’t forget to wear your most comfortable clothing, and bring your own food to enjoy during the show. Prizes will be given!  To join the show on google meet use the code coffeehouse2020.

Social Justice Club

Did you know, due to the pandemic, more women have become homeless? This is because of an increase in domestic violence, one of the main causes for women’s homelessness, among other factors.  Follow @_gcvisocialjustice_  on instagram for more information surrounding women’s homelessness this week!

Toasty Toes

Thank you to all who have donated to Toasty Toes throughout these past few weeks, so far we have fundraised over 300 dollars! This has been extremely significant, and has allowed us to buy over 100 pairs of socks for the homeless of Guelph. We are still accepting donations for two more days, so if you’d like to make one make sure to check out our instagram @ToastyToes_gcvi for more information on how to donate!

Hollydays

What kind of music do elves like the best? Wrap music. Do you hear that Gaels? That’s the sound of Holly Day #5 and today is Gaelf on the shelf day. There are 3 stuffed elves hidden around the school right now and your goal as students is to find them. Once you find an elf, take a picture of it and send it to @gcvisenate on Instagram as fast as you can. The first people to take a photo and DM it to us will win a prize! And remember Gaels, your only goal is to find the Gaelf on the shelf without touching it. If you touch it, Gaelf will lose his Christmas magic and we don’t want that to happen. Good luck searching and again a reminder that if you have any questions simply contact your senate executives or DM @gcvisenate on Instagram for more info about any of the upcoming events!

Santa Cause

Hey Folks…tomorrow, we officially close the Santa Cause donations. As of right now, we are at $5977 raised. So, only $23 pushes us to the $6000 mark, which is $1000 beyond our Dream Goal for this year. Way to go folks…now, let’s keep pushing our attention to our Food Drive. The folks at Hope House are thrilled to hear about the efforts you guys are making and they have much need out there for all of your efforts to go toward. Today is Wellness Wednesday and according to Mr. Robinson the points for this morning go to the Grade 12’s. Tomorrow is Thriving Thursday so bring that food that fuels the body. We’ll take anything for breakfast or healthy snacks. Bring us the good stuff and we’ll share it with your community. Gales giving always makes me smile. Thanks folks!! And keep it coming.

Tuesday, December 8

HOSA

Attention all HOSA members! We have a health and medical trivia kahoot game today at 4:30. Use the google meet code in the classroom to participate. Be sure to join us for a chance to win a Tim Hortons gift card!

DECA

Congratulations to all the DECA members who qualified for Provincials! The list of competitors who will be moving on is posted on the classroom. There will be a meeting for everyone competing at Provincials this Thursday at 4:30!

Random Acts Kindness

Do you want to make the elderly community’s Christmas even brighter? For those in retirement homes, it is often hard to get together with their friends and family for Christmas, especially during the pandemic. During this time, it is even harder to celebrate Christmas like they normally would. Random Acts of Kindness Club wants YOU to help us make Christmas for the elderly community a little happier and joyful. This year, Random Acts of Kindness Club is going to be making Christmas Cards for The Heritage House, an assisted living facility in Guelph for seniors in the community. Please join us today at 4pm to discuss further details and to get started on the activity. You can join the google meet at 4pm using the code: RandomActsGCVI. 

It is important that we support and connect with those in our own Guelph community during this time and this small act of kindness goes a long way. We hope to see you all there!

Social Justice Club

Social Justice is talking about women’s homelessness this week. Although women experience homelessness it is often considered “hidden homelessness”. This is a result of the societal view of the role of women and of domestic violence . To learn more and see how you can make a difference, follow @_gcvisocialjustice_ on instagram.

HollyDays

What do snakes write at the bottom of their letters? With love and hisses. Gaels you have officially made it to day 4 of the Holly Days meaning today you have the chance to spread a little written holiday cheer. That’s right, you can pick up a postcard template at one of the hand sanitizer stations by the school entrances and write a letter that will be sent to a local retirement home. Due to COVID, the elderly community as a whole has had to face high levels of isolation, leaving lots of the population feeling especially lonely. GCVI, this is your chance to help to lift their spirits. Many of these folks might not be able to celebrate the winter holidays alongside their families this year. Your letters do not have to be crazy long, simplicity and kindness go a long way. Make sure you drop your postcards off by December 16, so next Wednesday, and you can drop them off either where you picked your postcard template up or in an envelope hanging on the senate room door.

If you have any questions at all about the postcards or any of the upcoming events feel free to contact your senate executives or DM us for more info @gcvisenate on Instagram! Another reminder that a full schedule of the Holly Days can be found on the @gcvisenate Instagram page or on the posters around the school.

Santa Cause

You guys just don’t stop. The Santa Cause donations on schoolcashonline officially close tomorrow, but the total keeps creeping along. We’re now at $5747 in total. That’s 57 kids sponsored. We were hoping we’d make it to at least $3000. We had dreams that maybe we’d get to $5000…now we’re broaching $6000 and we have today and tomorrow to maybe sneak that far. Now though, the attention moves to our Food Drive.

What fun it was out there this morning seeing all that food rolling in. Keep it coming Gaels. Yesterday, the Gr 11s picked up the morning point and then Gr 9s picked up the afternoon point. This morning, Mr. Robinson tells me that all grades were in contention, but the Grade 9’s took it this morning. Keep it coming Gaels. You’re doing great work for our community. It’s Wellness Wednesday tomorrow so any personal items are great….but, if not you can bring anything at all. Every little bit helps.

Monday, December 7

Social Justice

The Social Justice Club’s Indigenous Issues fact of the week is connected to the many missing and murdered indigenous women.  As yesterday was National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, an important day for us to reflect, it fits that we ask if you know that there have been approximately 4000 or more missing or murdered indigenous women and girls in the last 30 years. That works out to about 133 a year, or 3 a week?

Violence Against Women

Yesterday,  December 6th, was the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 

December 6th is the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal where 24 women were shot and 14 were killed just for being women in an engineering class. This day was named to remember and take action on violence against women. This is an ongoing issue and current conditions during this pandemic have increased cases of domestic violence against women in Canada. 

We need to recognize that there have been over 350 recorded cases of MMIWG since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in 2015. The red dresses that were hung up on Friday represent those stolen lives. 

54% of indigenous women and 37% of non-indigenous women report severe forms of family violence, assault and sexual assault.

December 6th is one day to acknowledge ALL women and girls who are affected by violence every day in Canada. Please take a moment today to stop and read the posters and signs around the school. 

For more information on ways you can help go to  @MMIWG.gcvi on instagram or go to the website Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis.org Thank you for your attention.

Santa Cause

Hey Gaels…over the weekend, your support for the Santa Cause continued. We raised another $900 + and we’ve now sponsored 9 more kids…so, our totals. Are you ready for this?? We now have $5537 and have broken our all time sponsorship record. We have sponsored 54 kids which is unbelievable considering the conditions we’re working under this year! I had a long chat Friday evening with a social worker from CMHA who was telling me about a 17 year old who is clean from his drug addiction and trying to get started in life again already at just 17. Your donations are helping out students just like this young man. Donations online will officially close on Wednesday so there is a little more time, but Gaels you have met the challenge this year and then some – well done!! It’s all been for a good cause – the Santa Cause…now let’s put our efforts behind that much needed Food Drive to help fill the pantries that service our community members who desperately need it this year. Tomorrow is That’s Amore Tuesday…so bring on the tomato products and pasta Gaels. Remember, all donations go to the trailer in the parking lot outside. Safe donating, that’s how we do here at GC!!

HOSA

Attention all HOSA members! In spirit of FLC this week, we are hosting our very own HOSA spirit week! We have fun activities planned for every day up until Friday. Today you can send in photos of you in your favourite mask to our instagram @hosagcvi to be featured on our story. We will also be watching a medical show over google meet at 4:30! Be sure to check the classroom and our Instagram for more information for the rest of the week! Hope to see your HOSA spirit this week!

HollyDays

What does the gingerbread man put on his bed? A cookie sheet. Congratulations Gaels, give yourselves all a pat on the back because you have officially made to day 3 of the Holly Days which is all about those tasty, festive and sometimes obnoxious houses. That’s right GCVI, you have the opportunity to express your artistic icing ability with the Gingerbread House contest. If you signed up to get a gingerbread house kit from the school your teacher should have received it so check in with them after the announcements. If you did not sign up to receive a gingerbread house kit no worries at all you can still participate with your own house. All you have to do is send a picture of your decorated gingerbread house to @gcvisenate on Instagram by Monday night, which is tonight, to be entered into the contest. Winners will be announced on Tuesday. We are so excited to see what you come up with!

A reminder that a full schedule of the Holly Days can be found on the @gcvisenate Instagram page or on the posters around the school. If you have any questions at all feel free to contact your senate executives or DM us for more info about any of the upcoming events!

Yearbook

Now that the grey days of November are over and we have a nice white covering of snow for the holidays, YEARBOOK needs your classroom photos of Holiday Cheer, Festive Fun, and December Shenanigans! Starting tomorrow we have 12 days left to snap all the holiday photos we can for this year’s yearbook. As always, send them to Mr.Ho Ho Ho at [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunity

Hey hey GCVI!  Are you willing to help the community and earn volunteer hours virtually? If yes, apply for an executive position with Healthy 4 Good, a GCVI student-led not for profit group.  Apply using their instagram bio @healthy4good or join their google classroom with the code “neudwzt” with a non-ugcloud email.   Follow them on instagram for more details.

Grads of 2021

Hey all you Grade 12 GRADUATING students! So Covid has messed up a lot of things, but guess what it HASN’T messed up? Your chance to order Gradwear!!! Gradwear is on sale now! Go to “schoolcashonline” to place your order and make your payment. Pictures of available items are provided on schoolcash, but you can also check out the DISPLAY CABINET outside the main office for the style and sizing options. Distribution will happen in January, but we are only taking orders until December 11th, so get those orders in now!

Friday, December 4

Social Justice Club

Because of the added economic stress on families due to Covid-19, the numbers of homeless youth in Canada is on the rise. Furthermore, school communities serve and support homeless youth but with the complications of the pandemic, providing this support can be challenging. If you want to take action, visit @_gcvisocialjustice_ on Instagram to learn more.

Toasty Toes

Thank you to everyone who’s donated to Toasty Toes these past few weeks, so far we have fundraised 250 dollars! This has allowed us to buy over 100 pairs of socks for the homeless of Guelph. Remember, we are still accepting donations until December 10th, so if you’d like to make one, make sure to check out our instagram @ToastyToes_gcvi for more information on how to donate!

Food Drive

Next week will be our Drive for Hopehouse where we are looking to Fill the Trailer! We will be collecting before the morning cohort and the afternoon cohort at the GCVI Trailer at the side campus.  This means that items are not coming into the building and keeps everyone safer.  At 9:00am and 12:30pm Mr. Robinson will let me know which Grade has brought in the most and/or the best items for that half day. That Grade will pick up the point in the Gr vs Gr challenge. 

What do we mean by best items? We have been working with our partner Hope House in this plan and they have shared with us some of the items they need most to stock their shelves. So, each day, we’ll feature certain items as being the most needed that day. Bring those and you impress the judge!!

Monday – Maybe Baby – ALL – Baby Formula, food, cereals, cookies etc  Diapers size 3,4,6

Tuesday – That’s Amore – Tomato based items – Sauce, tomatoes, Pasta

Wednesday – Wellness Wednesday – Toothpaste, Kleenex, Band-Aids, Razors,  Menstrual Products

Thursday –  Thriving Thursday  – Breakfast Fuel – Hot and Cold Cereals – Healthy Snacks – granola bars, drink boxes

Friday – Free for all Friday – Forget something? bring it in today!  

Plan ahead and help fill that trailer – let’s do our part in the community Gaels!

Santa Cause

Sometimes you have to be able to admit when you were wrong. I was very concerned this year going into Santa Cause drive that we wouldn’t be able to support as many kids as usual. Not only have we kept pace, we’ve now sponsored 7 more kids than last year. Yes! Our total today is at $4527 raised so we’ve sponsored 45 kids. So that’s 6 new children we’ve helped since yesterday…which includes a family with 4 young kids. Imagine how much better their holiday will be because of your efforts Gaels.

Today is Friday, so our Santa Cause campaign is closing so we can focus on our Food Drive Campaign for next week. A few of you have asked if you can still squeeze in a donation – and yes, you can. We’ll leave the schoolcashonline open over the weekend if you care to make a donation. Even a small amount would be great. At this point, we’re only 5 kids away from our highest total ever – the year we helped 50 kids in our community…let’s see how close we can get.  Thanks so much for helping a good cause – the Santa Cause – we’ll share final totals next week!!

Grads of 2021

Hey all you Grade 12 GRADUATING students! So Covid has messed up a lot of things, but guess what it HASN’T messed up? Your chance to order Gradwear!!! Gradwear is on sale now! Go to “schoolcashonline” to place your order and make your payment. Pictures of available items are provided on schoolcash, but you can also check out the DISPLAY CABINET outside the main office for the style and sizing options. Distribution will happen in January, but we are only taking orders until December 11th, so get those orders in now!

Thursday, December 3

Yearbook

Now that the grey days of November are over and we have a nice white covering of snow for the holidays, YEARBOOK needs your classroom photos of Holiday Cheer, Festive Fun, and December Shenanigans! Starting tomorrow we have 12 days left to snap all the holiday photos we can for this year’s yearbook. As always, send them to Mr.Ho Ho Ho at [email protected]

Senate- Hollydays

What does one candy cane say to another candy cane during a storm?  Hurry cane. Bad dum tss. Hey GCVI! To kick off the holly days you have the golden opportunity to engage in school spirit! Teachers, To embrace in the holiday fun, you should have found a special surprise in your mailbox this morning. That’s right Gaels, your teacher has FREE candy canes for all of you, please hand them out before the end of class today! 

And I know what you are thinking, we have already set the bar so high for the rest of the holly days! But don’t worry, we’ve got lots of fun coming up. Get ready GC, the holiday season is here! If you have any questions feel free to contact your senate executives or DM us @gcvisenate on instagram for more info!

Santa Cause

Today’s Santa Cause update is in…we are now at $3932 – so we are now sponsoring 2 more kids in our community for a total now of 39 kids. Today that means we can add two brothers to our list of kids we have sponsored. They are 9 & 11 and the eldest is deaf. All they really want is some warm clothes this year and you guys are helping to make that happen!! It’s been great to see you all jump in to support the Cause this year. Tomorrow is the end of the our week long campaign. If you haven’t had a chance to sponsor the cause and you wish to, today would be a great time to do that. Let’s push it up over $4000 tomorrow! It’s a great cause – it’s the Santa Cause!!

Toasty Toes

Thank you to all who have donated to Toasty Toes throughout these past few weeks, so far we have fundraised a new total of 225 dollars! This has allowed us to buy over 112 pairs of socks for the homeless of Guelph. We are still accepting donations until December 10th, so if you’d like to make one, make sure to check out our instagram @ToastyToes_gcvi for more information on how to donate!

Wednesday, December 2

Social Justice Club

Social Justice Club is running an awareness campaign about Youth Homelessness this week! Youth homelessness is a huge problem in Canada. On any given night, there are at least 6,500 young people who don’t have stable shelter. The number is likely greater due to hidden homeless. If you want to learn more, check out @_gcvisocialjustice_ on Instagram!

HOSA

Reminder for all HOSA members that we have our final group meeting today at 4:30 before FLC (Fall Leadership Conference) starts on Sunday! Google meet link will be posted in the Classroom. See you all there!

Senate

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why…because the 12 Days of Holly Days are HERE! GCVI Senate presents to you 12 Days of Holly Days 2020 STARTING TOMORROW with a sweet surprise for everyone. Check out posters around the school or visit @gcvisenate for a full Holly Day schedule. Get ready to show off your holiday spirit Gaels!

It’s time for your daily dose of great news…brought to you by – yourselves! The Santa Cause total has now reached $3792. That’s 37 kids in our community who are now going to have a better holiday because of your willingness to help. That’s 4 more kids since yesterday. In fact, because of yesterday’s donations, we can now help out – A 19 month old boy and his young mother who desperately needs a new car seat and a family with two young girls who are hoping for two three tiered utility carts for a family struggling with organization and small living space. We’ve also helped a 6 year old  boy who lives with his dad who is working hard at minimal wage to support them both. These are the kind of people that you’re helping Gaels. And it is soooooo very appreciated. We are only $8 from hitting 38 kids sponsored which is our total from last year. And we still have 2 days to go in our drive. If you’re able to support that cause, any amount is welcomed, and you can do so at schoolcashonline. Please consider helping if you can – it’s a good cause – it’s the Santa Cause.

Tuesday, December 1

Santa Cause

Wow! Just wow! If you guys don’t know it already, you are amazing. The Santa Cause went up another $1200 yesterday. We are now at $3307 raised to help families in our community. This means we are now at 33 young people whose holidays are better because of your efforts!!! 33. Last year, we raised enough to sponsor 38 kids, but this year – despite everything – you’re on track to beat that number. What a proud moment Gaels. Great work. We’ve now sponsored 12 more kids today, such great work everyone. Our drive continues all this week. How many kids can we help this year? We’ve already surpassed our lowest total of 32. We’re coming up on last year’s number – 38 – and not that far in the distance is our best year ever when we sponsored 50 kids. Is it possible? With you guys I wouldn’t be surprised. You have the rest of the week to pitch in Gaels!

Senate

Ho ho ho happy December 1st and happy holidays…well almost 🙂 GCVI Senate presents to you 12 Days of Holly Days starting this Thursday! Get ready to get your holiday spirit on!!!

Volunteer Opportunity

Hey hey GCVI!  Are you willing to help the community and earn volunteer hours virtually? If yes, apply for an executive position with Healthy 4 Good, a GCVI student-led not for profit group.  Apply using their Instagram bio @healthy4good or join their google classroom with the code “neudwzt” with a non-ugcloud email.   Follow them on Instagram for more details.

Gradwear

Hey all you Grade 12 GRADUATING students! So Covid has messed up a lot of things, but guess what it HASN’T messed up? Your chance to order Gradwear!!! Gradwear is on sale now! Go to “schoolcashonline” to place your order and make your payment. Pictures of available items are provided on schoolcash, but you can also check out the DISPLAY CABINET outside the main office for the style and sizing options. Distribution will happen in January, but we are only taking orders until December 11th, so get those orders in now!

Monday, November 30

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club would like to invite you to our virtual Multicultural Coffee house to celebrate the different cultures and winter holidays in GCVI! This show will be taking place over Google Meet on December 11th, at 7PM, and it will include acts such as dance crew, magic, and even a fashion show! Don’t forget to wear your most comfortable  clothing, and bring your own food to enjoy during the show. Prizes will be given!  To join the show on google meet use the code coffeehouse2020.

Library

Hey students! We miss you in the library! Just a quick reminder that until further notice, the library is NOT open to students. We do NOT have any Chromebooks to loan out – they are all already loaned out! We are still happy to lend you books — just complete the Google Form on the first page of our website and Ms. Wilken will email you when your book is available. She will leave it on the ‘book pick up’ table in the foyer. When you are ready to return your materials, please leave them in the big grey bin right outside the library main door. Keep on reading!

Toasty Toes

Thank you to all who have donated to Toasty Toes throughout these past few weeks, so far we have fundraised 150 dollars! This has been very significant, and has allowed us to buy over 70 pairs of socks for the homeless of Guelph. We are still accepting donations until December 10th, so if you’d like to make one, make sure to check out our Instagram @ToastyToes_gcvi for more information on how to donate!

Random Acts of Kindness

Sugar might be sweet, but not as sweet as you…. Random Acts of Kindness Club wants to remind you to join us for baking on Tuesday December 1st at 4 pm. We are going to be baking some delicious mug cakes while baking up some smiles, and we want to see you all there. Baking will be taking place over google meet; please use the google meet code: RandomActsGCVI to join us for some sweet fun.

For more details, join the google classroom if you haven’t already, using the classroom code: jmq6vbs. Once you have joined the classroom, make sure to complete the ARK Club Baking Questionnaire google form so that you know what to expect. Also make sure to follow  us on instagram at gcvi_ark2021 for more details. We can’t wait to see you all there and remember that new members are ALWAYS welcome!

Social Justice

Did you know that 20% of homelessness in Canada is made up of youth? This consists of children as young as 13 years old. At-risk youth are especially struggling during the pandemic. If you want to learn more or help our youth, check out our Instagram @_gcvisocialjustice_ this week for more info and initiatives! 

Social Justice aims to raise awareness about the challenges that indigenous people and communities face. We will be sharing a fact with you every Monday with the land acknowledgement. Today’s fact is about water – think about how easily you can access clean water. Did you know that 73% of indigenous water systems are at high or medium risk of contamination? This leaves people with insecure access or no access to clean water.

Thursday, November 26

Guidance

Grade 12 students! Tonight at 6 pm – Meet with a Representative from Conestoga College and learn more about the incredible opportunities you can find just down the road!

As always, you can find more information and links to join on the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom!

Volunteer Opportunity

Hey hey GCVI!  Are you willing to help the community and earn volunteer hours virtually? If yes, apply for an executive position with Healthy 4 Good, a GCVI student-led not for profit group.  Apply using their Instagram bio @healthy4good or join their google classroom with the code “neudwzt” with a non-ugcloud email.   Follow them on Instagram for more details.

DECA

DECA members – a huge congratulations on completing Regionals! This was a lot of work so take a moment to breathe and pat yourself on the back. Then come join us for a DECA Party next Thursday!! More details to come.

Senate-Santa Cause

Are you up for a good Cause? The Santa Cause is back!! And this year, we really need you to consider getting on the helping train. Santa Cause is a time where GC partners with CMHA who work with families battling mental health issues. We help some of their clients who are struggling to provide a happy holiday to their young ones. Normally, we get to raise funds as classes and do the shopping which is a lot of fun, but this year, we’re going to have to help out virtually. I know it’s not quite the same, but the front line social workers report a very high need for help this year and I have faith that GC will rise to this challenge. Starting today, we are opening up schoolcashonline for donations – we’ll take any amount that you can share and promise it will go to a good place. Officially, next week is our Santa Cause drive week, but for you early birds, you can head to schoolcashonline now to donate. Never used schoolcashonline? Come by the office and grab a paper that explains how to set up your account. And stay tuned for daily updates on how many kids we’ve sponsored. The Santa Cause – it’s a good cause!! Thanks Gaels!!

White Pine Book Club

Welcome meeting will happen tonight  (Thursday) at 4:30! We’ll be using the Google Meet link from the White Pine Classroom page. See you then!

Toasty Toes

When life socks, Toasty Toes will be heel for you! Be sure to check out our Instagram @Toasty_Toes_gcvi for more information, and if you would like to make a donation toward purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph, click on the link in our bio! Don’t forget to DM “Toasty Toes” on Instagram and let them know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school.

Wednesday, November 25

White Pine Club

White Pine Book Club – our Welcome meeting will happen tonight (Wed.) at 5:30 OR tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:30! 

Choose the time and day that works best for you — it’s the same info in both meetings. We’ll be using the Google Meet link from the White Pine Classroom page. See you then!

Toasty Toes

Who is the most famous footwear philosopher? Sockrates

Gaels listen up! Toasty toes is back again this year and currently accepting donations of any amount! Be sure to check out our instagram @Toasty_Toes_gcvi for more information. If you would like to make a donation toward purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph, click on the link in our bio! Also, be sure to DM “Toasty Toes” on Instagram and let them know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school!

Tuesday, November 24

Guidance

Grade 12 students, we have some online College Information Sessions coming up:

Wednesday, November 25 at 6 pm – there will be a Google Meet for College Application Help. We’ll look at tutorials, FAQs and any questions you have.

Thursday, November 26 at 6 pm – Meet with a Representative from Conestoga College. Learn more about the incredible opportunities you can find just down the road!

As always, you can find more information and links to join on the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom!

Toasty Toes

What did the hat say to the sock? I’ll go on ahead, you go on foot.

Hey Gaels! Remember toasty toes? Well, we’re back again this year! Be sure to check out our instagram @Toasty_Toes_gcvi for more information. If you would like to make a donation toward purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph, click on the link in our bio! Also, be sure to DM “Toasty Toes” on Instagram and let them know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school!

Monday, November 23

Guidance

Grade 12 students, we have some online College Information Sessions coming up.

Monday, November 23 at 4 pm – Meet with a Representative from Sheridan College. Learn about their innovative diploma and degree programs, campus and residence life.

Wednesday, November 25 at 6 pm – there will be a Google Meet for College Application Help. We’ll look at tutorials, FAQs and any questions you have.

Thursday, November 26 at 6 pm – Meet with a Representative from Conestoga College. Learn more about the incredible opportunities you can find just down the road!

As always, you can find more information and links to join on the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom!

2021 Grads

Hey all you Grade 12 GRADUATING students! So Covid has messed up a lot of things, but guess what it HASN’T messed up? Your chance to order Gradwear!!! Gradwear is on sale now! Go to “schoolcashonline” to place your order and make your payment. Pictures of available items are provided on schoolcash, but you can also check out the DISPLAY CABINET outside the main office for the style and sizing options. Distribution will happen in January, but we are only taking orders until December 11th, so get those orders in now!

IB Prep Support

Hey IB Prep students! Are you needing help in any of your IB Prep classes?  Math, English, Science, or French? Well then here’s an opportunity for you. You can be tutored by one of the amazing Year 1 IB students.  If you’re interested please email Rachel at [email protected]

Music Council

Music Council is putting together a holiday multitrack video of “sleigh ride” that they want you to be a part of! Check the Jr. and Sr. band classrooms for details. If you want to submit a video and aren’t in band email Lucas at [email protected] (comment on how cool his email is). Can’t wait to hear your beautiful playing!

Toasty Toes

My friend threw a sock at my foot- It hurt my sole

Hey Gaels! Remember toasty toes? Well, we’re back again this year! Be sure to check out our Instagram @ToastyToes_gcvi for more information. If you would like to make a donation toward purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph, click on the link in our bio! Also, be sure to DM us on Instagram and let us know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school!

Friday, November 20

Senate

We are loving the green and white GC!! You look amazing. Come and visit Gael – yes, our very own Gael mascot is making an appearance today 11:30 – 12:30 on campus for some socially distanced photos with you, your friends, your masks and some distance. DM any spirit pics to @gcvisenate for a chance to be featured on our Instagram…..lookin’ good Gaels!!

IB Prep Support

Hey IB Prep students! Are you needing help in any of your IB Prep classes?  Math, English, Science, or French? Well then here’s an opportunity for you. You can be tutored by one of the amazing Year 1 IB students.  If you’re interested please email Rachel at [email protected]

HOSA

Hey hey hey HOSA members! This is a reminder that the deadline to order HOSA wear is TOMORROW (November 20) at midnight! There are samples in the phys-ed office if you want to see how the sizing runs. The link to buy is in the Classroom as well as in our Instagram bio @hosagcvi. Be sure to get your sweater before time runs out!

Math Study Group

If you are in Grade 10 IB Prep and you are feeling nervous about the infamous Grade 11 functions course that you may be dreading, this announcement is for you! 

Math Study Group is a resource to help better prepare your math skills for the upcoming course, so join our classroom with the code o3ayf67.

Our first meeting will be this Saturday at 4 pm. Don’t miss out!

Grads of 2021

Hey all you Grade 12 GRADUATING students! So Covid has messed up a lot of things, but guess what it HASN’T messed up? Your chance to order Gradwear!!! Gradwear is on sale now! Go to “schoolcashonline” to place your order and make your payment. Pictures of available items are provided on schoolcash, but you can also check out the DISPLAY CABINET outside the main office for the style and sizing options. Distribution will happen in January, but we are only taking orders until December 11th, so get those orders in now!

Fitness Club

Has COVID got you feeling lazy? Unmotivated to workout? Well not anymore because GCVI has a brand new fitness club. In this club you will be able to improve your overall level of fitness, exercise in a friendly environment, challenge yourself, improve your time management skills and create/meet your fitness goals. This club is open to everyone including staff and allows you to join anytime of the year. The code for this club is kngrdty (no caps). 

Toasty Toes

What do you call a financier with a hole in their sock?

A sock broker.

Listen up Gaels, Toasty Toes is back again! Unlike past years, we are not accepting sock donations due to covid. However, you can make a donation by clicking on the link in our Instagram “ToastyToes_gcvi”, which will go towards purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph. If you make a donation, be sure to DM “Toasty Toes_gcvi” on Instagram and let them know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school!

Guidance

Grade 12 students, we have some online College Information Sessions coming up.

On Monday, November 23 at 4 pm – Meet with a Representative from Sheridan College. Learn about their innovative diploma and degree programs, campus and residence life.

On Wednesday, November 25 at 6 pm – there will be a Google Meet for College Application Help. We’ll look at tutorials, FAQs and any questions you have.

On Thursday, November 26 at 6 pm – Meet with a Representative from Conestoga College. Learn more about the incredible opportunities you can find just down the road!

As always, you can find more information and links to join on the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom!

Wednesday, November 18

Fitness Club

Has COVID got you feeling lazy? Unmotivated to workout? Well not anymore because GCVI has a brand new fitness club! In this club you will be able to improve your overall level of fitness, exercise in a friendly environment, challenge yourself, improve your time management skills and create/meet your fitness goals. This club is open to everyone including staff and allows you to join anytime of the year. The code for this club is kngrdty (no caps).

HOSA

Reminder for all HOSA members that we have a meeting today at 4:30pm! Check the classroom for the google meet links.

Senate

Gaels, Gaels, Gaels…when I say Gaels you say green! Gaels (green). Gaels (green)…or white. Yes, that’s right. You guessed it. Green and white day is this Friday and we can’t wait to see you showing off your Gael colours! Go Green. Go White…this Friday!

DECA

DECA Members, we’re just a FEW days away from regionals! Come get some final DECA tips and tricks tomorrow at 4:30. See you at our meeting.

Toasty Toes

Why do golfers wear two pairs of socks? In case they get a hole in one!

Listen up Gaels, Toasty Toes is back again! Unlike past years, we are not accepting sock donations due to covid. However, you can make a donation by clicking on the link in our Instagram “ToastyToes_gcvi”, which will go towards purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph. If you make a donation, be sure to DM “ToastyToes_gcvi” on Instagram and let them know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school!

Monday November 16

Music

Reminder to all Sr. Band members that your final video recordings for Song of Hope are due today. Please get them done on time.

Senate

Listen up, Gaels. Let’s celebrate the first week of Quadmester 2 with a colour that’s both your favourite and mine….green!! With the wonky start to this school year, we saved the ultimate GC Spirit Day for Quad 2. Now that you know how things roll, it’s time to show off your inner Gael. Green Day This Friday…no, not the band….like wear Green…Green Day Friday. Plan accordingly.

Toasty Toes

What colour is a bear’s socks? They don’t wear socks. They have bear feet.

Hey Gaels! Unlike bears, we DO wear socks! Toasty Toes is back again and we’re ready to fundraise our socks off! Or actually… on! Toasty Toes is a fundraising event that takes place once a year at GCVI with the goal to fundraise as many socks as possible for the homeless of Guelph. Unlike past years, we are not accepting sock donations due to Covid. However, you can make a donation by clicking on the link in our Instagram “ToastyToes”, which will go towards purchasing socks for the homeless of Guelph. If you make a donation, be sure to DM “Toasty Toes” on Instagram and let them know how much you donated so that we can keep track of our donations as a school!

Random Acts of Kindness

“HEY HEY GC!!! It’s amazing to see so many wonderful people join the Acts of Random Kindness Club! We are looking forward to positively impacting the lives of others in our school and the local community. Meetings now take place on TUESDAYS at 4:00 pm, and new members are ALWAYS welcome (Class code is jmq6vbs, and Instagram is @gcvi_ark2021). Remember to complete the Media release form posted in the classroom. Keep smiling Gaels!”

Wednesday, November 11

Music

This is a very important reminder to all band and choir members that your final video recordings are due this week. Take a look in the google classrooms for due dates and instruction.

Tuesday, November 10

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance welcomes all students at GCVI.  We are devoted to empowering, teaching, discussion, and exploring the black experience in school, and in the world at large.  Come join us every Thursday, at 4:00p.m. on Google Meet.  The Classroom code is “rpd2fth”. We’d love to have you join us!

Social Justice

The Social Justice Club wants to remind you there will be a meeting on Wednesday at 4:00 to share our informative slideshows and plan our initiatives. To join the meeting, use the meet link in the classroom for your topic. If you haven’t yet joined a classroom; find the class codes on our main social justice classroom. See you there!

Monday, November 9

Yearbook

Look at this weather!!! Staff and students please keep those photos coming in! If you are taking your students outside, grab a class picture in the leaves or with the school in the background…masks on of course. This week YEARBOOK wants you to focus on remembrance and Remembrance Day. For all you photographers out there, try and get a cool, emotive, interesting picture of the poppies and wreaths and people you will see this week as we honour the memory of those who served.

Guidance

For Mon Nov 9 – Thurs Nov 12 

Grade 12 students, we have four university sessions just for you this week

Mon Nov 9 at 4:30 pm meet online with a Carleton University representative to learn more about the programs and student life in our nation’s capital. Known for its Journalism and Political Science, there are also innovative programs like the Bachelor of IT in Integrated Media Design,  Interdisciplinary Science and Human Rights and Social Justice.

Tues Nov 10 at 5 pm meet online with a representative from the University of Waterloo. Many of you know about their programs in math and engineering, but do you know about Knowledge Integration, Arts and Co-op or Global Digital Business? While Waterloo is a large university you can also choose to live in one of the smaller affiliated colleges like Conrad Grebel, St. Pauls and St. Jeromes.

Wed Nov 11 at 6:30 pm there will be a Google Meet for University Application Help. We’ll look at tutorials, FAQs and any questions you have.

And finally, on Thurs Nov 12 at 4 pm we meet online with a representative from the University of Guelph! The U of G  offers more than 80 undergrad programs, more than 100 graduate and co-op education in a wide variety of disciplines. Did you know that in the 2019 Macleans Ranking The University of Guelph was ranked as the best University Food in Canada?

If you are applying to College, don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten about you! College online meets are scheduled for the last week of November and there will be Application Help sessions for you too! As always, you can find more info and registration links on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom.

LINK Crew

Grade nine students! 

You’re nearly finished your first quadmester of high school, and your Link Leaders would like to celebrate with you. On the two quadmester turnaround days, they will be hosting virtual events open to all grade nine students. On Thursday, November 12th, there will be yoga, baking, and drawing activities in both the morning and the afternoon. On Friday, November 13th, there will be an afternoon movie-watching party. Check your Link group Classroom for more details.

You can participate in any number of the events – pick the ones that most suit you. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

Random Acts

“HEY HEY GC!!! It’s amazing to see so many wonderful people join the Acts of Random Kindness Club! We are looking forward to positively impacting the lives of others in our school and the local community. Meetings now take place on TUESDAYS at 4:00 pm, and new members are ALWAYS welcome (Class code is jmq6vbs, and Instagram is @gcvi_ark2021). Remember to complete the Media release form posted in the classroom. Keep smiling Gaels!”

Music Council

Attention all music kids! On Friday the 13th of November Music Council is hosting a fun games night over google meet from 7:00 to 9:00. We’re going to be playing a few games such as “Among Us” and “Pictionary”. You can participate by joining the google meet that will be posted on the sr. band, choir, and jr. band classrooms. Again that’s a games night for all music kids on Friday the 13th from 7:00 until 9:00. Please DM @gcvimusiccouncil on Instagram with any questions or game suggestions that we can all play over google meet. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Gaels Spirit Wear

The Spirit Wear website is open until Sunday, November 15th! They will do their best to have orders ready for the Christmas season, but they cannot guarantee it, due to Covid. To order go to the top banner of this website and under Extra Curricular choose Gaels Spirit Wear, and click on the link!

Friday, November 6

Link Crew

Grade nine students! You’re nearly finished your first quadmester of high school, and your Link Leaders would like to celebrate with you. On the two quadmester turnaround days, they will be hosting virtual events open to all grade nine students. On Thursday, November 12th, there will be yoga, baking, and drawing activities in both the morning and the afternoon. On Friday, November 13th, there will be an afternoon movie-watching party. Check your Link group Classroom for more details.

You can participate in any number of the events – pick the ones that most suit you. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

Random Acts of Kindness

It’s amazing to see so many wonderful people join the Acts of Random Kindness Club! We are looking forward to positively impacting the lives of others in our school and the local community. Meetings now take place on TUESDAYS at 4:00 pm, and new members are ALWAYS welcome (Class code is jmq6vbs, and Instagram is @gcvi_ark2021). Remember to complete the Media release form posted in the classroom. Keep smiling Gaels!”

Gaels Spirit Wear

The Spirit Wear website is open until Sunday, November 15th! They will do their best to have orders ready for the Christmas season, but they cannot guarantee it, due to Covid. To order go to the top banner of this website and under Extra Curricular choose Gaels Spirit Wear, and click on the link!

Thursday, November 5

DECA

Attention all DECA members! There is a meeting today at 4:30. Google meet codes are posted on the classroom, see you then!

Wednesday, November 4

Random Acts of Kindness

Just a reminder that Random Acts of Kindness Club will be meeting TODAY at 4:00 over google meet! The link to the google meet will be available through the google classroom so make sure to join the google classroom if you haven’t already using the classroom code: jmq6vbs. We can’t wait to see you all there!!

Music Council

Attention all music kids! On Friday the 13th of November, Music Council is hosting a fun games night over google meet from 7:00 to 9:00. We’re going to be playing a few games such as “Among Us” and “Pictionary”. You can participate by joining the google meet that will be posted on the Sr. Band, choir, and Jr. Band classrooms. Again that’s a games night for all music kids on Friday the 13th from 7:00 until 9:00. Please DM @gcvimusiccouncil on Instagram with any questions or game suggestions that we can all play over google meet. Can’t wait to see you all there!

HOSA

Reminder for all HOSA members that we have a meeting today at 4:30pm! Check the classroom for the google meet links.

Gaels Spirit Wear

The Spirit Wear website is open until Sunday, November 15th! They will do their best to have orders ready for the Christmas season, but they cannot guarantee it, due to Covid. To order go to the top banner of this website and under Extra Curricular choose Gaels Spirit Wear, and click on the link!

Tuesday, November 3

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance welcomes all students at GCVI.  We are devoted to empowering, teaching, discussion, and exploring the black experience in school, and in the world at large.  Come join us every Thursday, at 4:00p.m. on Google Meet.  The Classroom code is “rpd2fth” We’d love to have you join us!

Monday, November 2

Senate-Town Hall

ATTENTION Town Hall Members: There is a meeting today at 5:00 for all town hall members through google meet. The google meet link will be available through the Senate townhall google classroom. For those who missed the first meeting last week and want to see what townhall is all about, join the google classroom using the code: 5wrrnsb.  Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you there!

Music

There are no online choir or band rehearsals this week. Sr. Band members are reminded that their videos for I.S.S. Flyover are due tonight. Please get those done on time.

Guidance

Grade 12 students – this is a big week for post-secondary planning. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening!

Today – 5 pm meet online with a U of T representative – register in advance on the classroom

Today – 6:30 pm Guidance will run an online post-secondary info session for you and your parents/guardians – register on the classroom or on our school website

Wed Nov 4 – 4 pm meet online with a McMaster representative – register in advance on the classroom

Wed Nov 4 and Thurs Nov 5 – Attend the Ontario Colleges Virtual Fair- Meet online with representatives from 24 Colleges! 

It runs on Wed from 4 pm – 8 pm and Thurs from  9 am – 1 pm –The link to register in advance is on the Classroom (in the College Section)

And finally – OUAC is sending out your PINs this week in the mail to your home address. If you are applying to University, do not lose this! You need this to apply! If you are not applying to University – feel free to shred this PIN.

Random Acts of Kindness Club

HEY HEY HEY GC. Are you all made out of copper and tellurium? Because you’re CuTe!  Do you like positivity? Do you like making others smile? Do you like sharing laughs and quirky compliments? Then join join JOIN Randoms Acts of Kindness Club at GCVI. Random Acts of Kindness is an uplifting club trying to promote positivity and community at school. We want to help make everyone’s day, and put a smile on all of your beautiful faces, ’cause it looks good! 

Join our google classroom using the code jmq6vbs to learn more and stay updated for our first meeting online happening Wednesday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm (note the date change!) . Also follow our instagram @gcvi_ark2021 for more news about random acts of kindness this year.

 All are welcome!”

Friday, October 30

String Ensemble

C, E-flat, and G walk into a bar.

The bartender shows them the door and says, “Sorry, we don’t serve minors.”

Gaels, do you play a string instrument? Is playing an instrument your forte(pun!)? Are you interested in being a part of a strings club? If you answered yes to these questions, then make sure to check out string ensemble! Join their classroom for more information at p4ox2ve, that is p4ox2ve.

Guidance-Post Secondary Information Session

Attention grade 12 students!

Here’s your chance to meet online with a University of Toronto Representative. We are booked for a school session on Mon Nov 2 at 5 pm. Please check the Gr 12 Classroom for more details, including how to get an invitation to the meeting. You must pre-register!

There will be a Post-Secondary Information Session for Grade 12 students and their parents/guardians on Mon Nov 2 at 6:30 pm.

The presentation addresses this year’s graduation requirements, planning for all pathways and how to research and apply to college and university. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation. If you would like to attend, please check out the gr 12 classroom or the GCVI website for more information.

Equity and Inclusion

From an Equity & Inclusion perspective comes another look at the Hallowe’en season. Did you know that October 31st also marks the celebration of Samhain (Saa-win) which comes from a Gaelic Festival that marks the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter?  For Pagans, this day means the turning of the annual wheel and bringing in a new year. The day is celebrated with the lighting of candles and bonfires. This year in particular, it is hoped that Samhain can bring forth a new energy for 2020.

Thursday, October 29

String Ensemble

Exciting news! Gandhi just formed a new music ensemble! There is no string section unfortunately, apparently he is a practitioner of ‘non-violins’.

Do you play a string instrument? Is playing an instrument your forte(pun!)? Are you interested in being a part of a strings club? If you answered yes to these questions, then make sure to check out string ensemble! Join their classroom for more information at p4ox2ve.

Chamber Choir

Reminder to all Chamber Choir members that your Helpless videos are due today. Completed videos will be sent to the editor tomorrow so don’t forget to get them finished on time. Also reminder that there is an online choir rehearsal tonight at 7:30pm. Our special guest will be “The Godfather of Contemporary A Cappella” Deke Sharon. Deke arranges music for such groups as Pentatonix, Disney A Cappella, and the Pitch Perfect movies. Don’t miss it!!!!

DECA

Attention all DECA members! There is a meeting today at 4:30. Google meet codes are posted on the classroom, see you then!

Halloween

HEY HEY HEY GALES! We are almost at the end of the week and that means Halloweek events are now happening! Senate wants to give a huge thank you to all those who participated in our Halloween Kahoot last night. We had an amazing turnout and we were so impressed by all your spooky knowledge. A special shoutout goes out to our top 3 Kahoot winners: Matteen who came in 3rd place, Jenna in 2nd place, and our first place winner, Zola! Congratulations to you all! 

If YOU want to have the chance to win some awesome prizes like our Kahoot winners and at the same time, show off your spooky design skills, then get ready for our Pumpkin Carving contest happening tonight at 4:30. You can join the google meet at 4:30 using the google meet code: Halloweek and start your carving. At 5:30, you will have the chance to pitch your pumpkin designs to your very own Senate team who will be picking the winners. If you can’t attend the google meet, send in a picture of your carved pumpkin to @gcvisenate to compete against your fellow GCVI pumpkin carvers! Senate also wants to remind you that today is the last day to send in your spooktacular scare videos to @gcvisenate to be featured on our collab video AND tomorrow is costume day! So get your individual or class costumes ready for tomorrow and we will see you all tonight at 4:30 along with your spooky pumpkins!!

Random Acts of Kindness Club

HEY HEY HEY GC. Are you all made out of copper and tellurium? Because you’re CuTe!  Do you like positivity? Do you like making others smile? Do you like sharing laughs and quirky compliments? Then join join JOIN Randoms Acts of Kindness Club at GCVI. Random Acts of Kindness is an uplifting club trying to promote positivity and community at school. We want to help make everyone’s day, and put a smile on all of your beautiful faces, ’cause it looks good! 

Join our google classroom using the code jmq6vbs to learn more and stay updated for our first meeting online happening Wednesday, November 3rd at 4:00 pm (note the date change!) . Also follow our instagram @gcvi_ark2021 for more news about random acts of kindness this year. All are welcome!”

Yearbooks

This week yearbook needs scary photos – all the scary photos. So get out there and capture your best pumpkins, house decorations, and of course your costumes and makeup for Hallo-week! Look out for some of your teachers in costume this week and snap a pic of how seamlessly they have integrated their masks into this year’s festivities!!! As always, send your pics with the subject line: Halloween to [email protected]

Wednesday, October 28

Social Justice

HEY HEY HEY Gaels! Social Justice Club is having their second meeting TODAY at 4pm. New members are always welcome so join the classroom using this code: loilceb. Also don’t forget to follow _gcvisocialjustice_ on instagram to stay up to date 🙂 Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Strings Ensemble

Why couldn’t the string quartet find their composer? He was Haydn (hidin’)!

Do you play a string instrument? Is playing an instrument your forte(pun!)? Are you interested in being a part of a strings club? If you answered yes to these questions, then string ensemble is perfect for you! Join their classroom for more information at p4ox2ve, that is p4ox2ve!

Chamber Choir

Reminder to all Chamber Choir members that your final recordings for Helpless are due by tomorrow night. Also, reminder that we have a full rehearsal Thursday night at 7:30pm. It is a Halloween Theme rehearsal so wear your costumes and our special guest will be music director, and producer of the Pitch Perfect movies and NBC’s The Sing-Off, Deke Sharon. You do not want to miss it. The rehearsal link is posted in the google classroom.

Tuesday, October 27

Multicultural  Club

The Multicultural Club is running a virtual Coffee House!  We are currently looking for performers to be part of our annual show. If you are a singer, dancer, musician, or comedian, then we would love for you to showcase your amazing talents. Please email Maya at [email protected] or come to our next meeting on Wednesday, October 28 at 4:00. The google meet code is gcmulticulturalclub2020.

HOSA

Attention all HOSA members! We have a meeting on Wednesday October 28 at 4:00pm where we will be welcoming Ivana Sy, a registered kinesiologist, as a guest speaker! Be sure to be there to hear from her! New members are still welcome to join by using the classroom code qmguamw.

Yearbook

This week yearbook needs scary photos – all the scary photos. So get out there and capture your best pumpkins, house decorations, and of course your costumes and makeup for Hallo-week! Look out for some of your teachers in costume this week and snap a pic of how seamlessly they have integrated their masks into this year’s festivities!!! As always, send your pics with the subject line: Halloween to [email protected]

Monday, October 26

Math Contest

If you are a senior student and interested in writing a Math contest, please join the “GC Senior Math” Google classroom with the code236gc. Once there, please complete the survey.

Computer Science

Computer Science Club will be starting TODAY and will consist of weekly presentations on various topics in computer science, discussions, and the occasional guest speaker. It will run on Mondays at 4PM virtually, and presentations should last no longer than half an hour. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Come join us using the google classroom code:     4katnx4

Senate

Attention Townhallers; we’re back in action and the Senate team needs you! Join the new Townhall google classroom page with the code 5wrrnsb for updates on upcoming events. New members are ALWAYS welcome.

Halloween

Hey Gaels! GCVI Senate is starting up again and we want to see all of your spooky Halloween spirit all through thisweek, leading up to Halloween! We’re starting off the week with a Halloween kahoot on Wednesday where you can show off your spooky knowledge. On Thursday, we wanna see your spooky skills in our pumpkin carving contest. Finally, we are ending off the week with a costume contest on Friday, where you can show off your spooky self, by yourself, or with your class! We also want to see your friends, families and teachers get spooked, dm @gcvisenate a video of you scaring someone- you can send in all your spooky videos all throughout next week until Thursday! Stay tuned for more details on each of our events. Show off your spooky spirit Gaels!

Random Acts of Kindness

HEY, HEY, HEY GC!   Are you all made out of copper and tellurium?… Because you’re CuTe! Do you like positivity? Do you like making others smile? Do you like sharing laughs and quirky compliments? Then join, join, JOIN  Randoms Acts of Kindness Club at GCVI. 

Random acts of Kindness is an uplifting club trying to promote positivity and community, at school. We want to help make everyone’s day, and put a smile on all of your beautiful faces, ‘cause it looks good! Join our google classroom using the code jmq6vbs to learn more and stay updated for our first meeting happening at 4:00 on Tuesday the 27th, next week. Anyone is welcome! 

So join the Random Acts of Kindness club, next Tuesday – you’ll be happy you did!

Friday, October 23

Guidance

Grade 12s. Would you like to meet with a representative from Mount Allison University, from beautiful Sackville, New Brunswick?

We have a virtual visit today at 12 pm. Please mail Ms. Bergen for your meeting invitation/link.

Thursday, October 22

Music

Reminder that there is a very important online choir rehearsal tonight at 7:30pm. We have some incredible special guests and our final recordings for Helpless are due in one week so all members need to attend. And remember, the theme of tonight’s rehearsal is crazy hats!!!!

Senate

Attention Townhallers; we’re back in action and the Senate team needs you! Join the new Townhall google classroom page with the code 5wrrnsb for updates on upcoming events. New members are ALWAYS welcome.

Halloween

Hey Gaels! GCVI Senate is starting up again and we want to see all of your spooky Halloween spirit all through next week, leading up to Halloween! We’re starting off the week with a Halloween kahoot on Wednesday where you can show off your spooky knowledge. On Thursday, we wanna see your spooky skills in our pumpkin carving contest. Finally, we are ending off the week with a costume contest on Friday, where you can show off your spooky self, by yourself, or with your class! We also want to see your friends, families and teachers get spooked, dm @gcvisenate a video of you scaring someone- you can send in all your spooky videos all throughout next week until Thursday! Stay tuned for more details on each of our events coming next week. Show off your spooky spirit Gaels!

Yearbook

Yearbook needs your masks!!!  Masks with rainbows. Masks with sports teams. Masks that speak to our times. And of course, masks with kittens! This week  come to GCVI wearing your favourite mask and have your friend take a portrait of you  – socially distanced of course. Have them use Portrait Mode if they have it! Submit your photos with the mask wearer’s name and the Subject line “Yearbook” to Mr. Osterberg at [email protected] and get you and your friends in the yearbook!  Teachers, I need your help with this so to quote Madonna – come on Vogue!

Wednesday, October 21

Random Acts of Kindness

HEY, HEY, HEY GC!   Are you all made out of copper and tellurium?… Because you’re CuTe! Do you like positivity? Do you like making others smile? Do you like sharing laughs and quirky compliments? Then join, join, JOIN  Randoms Acts of Kindness Club at GCVI. 

Random acts of Kindness is an uplifting club trying to promote positivity and community, at school. We want to help make everyone’s day, and put a smile on all of your beautiful faces, ‘cause it looks good! Join our google classroom using the code jmq6vbs to learn more and stay updated for our first meeting happening at 4:00 on Tuesday the 27th, next week. Anyone is welcome! 

So join the Random Acts of Kindness club, next Tuesday – you’ll be happy you did!

Co-op Department

Are you a Grade 12 student who is interested in becoming an electrician? If you are on track to graduate in June, have good marks in Math, and have taken Tech classes, there is an electrical pre-apprenticeship co-op program running in Quadmesters 3 and 4. Email Ms. McCusker on UG cloud for more info.

Dyslexia Awareness Day

Red shirt day is happening tomorrow Thursday, October 22. Dyslexia is a common disability in learning among children, teenagers and adults alike. Red is similar to read, that is, r-e-a-d, and it pays a special attribute to dyslexia since the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder in the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn how to read. So please remember to wear red on October 22nd, that’s tomorrow to show your support.

Tuesday, October 20

GCVI Computer Science Club

Computer Science Club will be starting on Monday the 26th of October and will consist of weekly presentations on various topics in computer science, discussions, and the occasional guest speaker. It will run on Mondays at 4PM virtually, and presentations should last no longer than half an hour. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Come join us using the google classroom code:     4katnx4

Guidance

Hey Grade 12 students! If you would like an online information session with a university, please complete the form on the grade 12 Classroom by THURSDAY. These sessions will be held after school hours in October and November.

Tell us your top picks and we’ll do the rest!

Music

Reminder to all Jr. Band members that we have an online rehearsal tonight at 6pm. The link is in the google classroom. Our special guest tonight will be American Composer Danielle Fisher.

Reminder to all Chamber Choir members, the solo audition videos for Helpless are due by tomorrow. If you have not submitted your audition please do it today.

Red Shirt Day- Thursday, October 22

Red shirt day is happening this Thursday. Dyslexia is a common disability in learning among children, teenagers and adults alike. Red is similar to read, that is, r-e-a-d, and it pays a special attribute to dyslexia since the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder in the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn how to read. So remember to wear red on October 22nd to show your support.

Monday October 19

White Pine Book Club

Hey Readers! White Pine Book Club is running again this year! The list of the 10 nominated titles will be announced on Thursday, OCTOBER 15th! If you are interested in reading and talking about books, please join the White Pine Classroom for more information.  Code is nutj6s7.

Co-op Department

Are you interested in a career with the Canadian Armed Forces? Careers in the military include jobs you may not have thought of, such as a Physician’s Assistant, Air Operations Support Technician, Cyber Operator, or a Port Inspection Diver. Completing Basic Training in a military co-op is a good way to start. The time to apply is now. Please make an appointment in Guidance to speak to a co-op teacher about this opportunity, or email Ms. McCusker for details.

CAS – Dyslexia

Red shirt day is happening on Thursday, October 22. Dyslexia is a common disability in learning among children, teenagers and adults alike. Red is similar to read, that is, r-e-a-d, and it pays a special attribute to dyslexia since the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder in the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn how to read. So remember to wear red on October 22nd to show your support.

Yearbook

Yearbook needs your masks!!!  Masks with rainbows. Masks with sports teams. Masks that speak to our times. And of course, masks with kittens! This week  come to GCVI wearing your favourite mask and have your friend take a portrait of you  – socially distanced of course. Have them use Portrait Mode if they have it! Submit your photos with the mask wearer’s name and the Subject line “Yearbook” to Mr. Osterberg at [email protected] and get you and your friends in the yearbook!  Teachers, I need your help with this so to quote Madonna – come on Vogue!

Music

Reminder that there is a full set of online music rehearsal this week. Tonight at 6:00pm is Sr. Band, and then later tonight at 7:30pm is Stage Band. The links for the meetings are posted in the google classroom.

Friday, October 16

Rugby

To all GCVI Virtual Rugby Members- Teams have been picked and captains are looking to meet with their players ASAP to discuss the first week’s challenge. Please keep checking your @ugcloud email and stay tuned to the Google Classroom for more info.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is available 15 minutes before each cohort begins their in-person learning, both morning and afternoon. While you’re waiting for the doors to unlock, take a stroll up the hill on Paisley to the back of the parking lot at Church of Apostles- it’s just one block away! Our lovely volunteers Grace and Mark have set out Grab-and-Go bags on a table for you to help yourself

Thursday, October 15

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is available 15 minutes before each cohort begins their in-person learning, both morning and afternoon. While you’re waiting for the doors to unlock, take a stroll up the hill on Paisley to the back of the parking lot at Church of Apostles- it’s just one block away! Our lovely volunteers Grace and Mark have set out Grab-and-Go bags on a table for you to help yourself.

Music

Reminder that there is an online choir rehearsal tonight at 7:30pm. The google meet link posted in the Chamber Choir google classroom.

Wednesday, October 14

Guidance

Attention Grade 12 students – please join guidance for Google Meets today (and tomorrow) (Wed and Thurs). 

These online sessions are focused on Researching and Applying to College and University. Details are on the grade 12 Guidance Classroom.

HOSA

Reminder for all HOSA members that we have a meeting today at 4:30pm! Use the google meet code at the top of the classroom page to access the meeting. It will be a short but important meeting where we will be going over how to register and choose events. New members are welcome to join by using the classroom code qmguamw.

Tuesday, October 13

White Pine Book Club

Hey Readers! White Pine Book Club is running again this year! The list of the 10 nominated titles will be announced on Thursday, OCTOBER 15th! If you are interested in reading and talking about books, please join the White Pine Classroom for more information.  Code is nutj6s7.

OSSTF Student Achievement Award

What would you do with $1000.00? If you want a chance to win an annual OSSTF/FEESO Student Achievement award, you need to create an original piece of writing, art, or media on this year’s theme Kindness is a Renewable Resource. The submission deadline is December 4th 2020. Your application package will go through school, district, regional and provincial competition. For more information, check out www.osstf.on.ca and search student Achievement Awards or contact Ms. MacGillivary at [email protected]

Friday, October 9

Rugby Club

What a week!  81 students confirmed to join the rugby club, which is starting next week!  The question – can we get to 100 students!  100 students, learning about a new game, joining a fantastic community and getting active!  It’s not too late, check out our classroom – m2rcdgl – My 2 Rugby Cleats Did Get Lost

Those that applied to be captains – watch your email for upcoming information about a BRIEF meeting on Tuesday.  We will be rotating captains as we had such a phenomenal response – so it just means you won’t be a captain this time – but need to be a leader on your team.

Rugby Club – never to late to join – let’s break 100 people in the club!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 8

DECA

There will be a DECA meeting today at 4:30 on Google Meet. The meet code will be posted later today in the classroom. See you there!

Wednesday, October 7

International Baccalaureate

Hey IB Preppers! Are you needing help in any of your IB Prep classes?  Math, English, Science, or French? Well then here’s an opportunity for you. You can be tutored by one of the amazing Year 1 IB students.  If you’re interested please email [email protected]

DECA

There will be a meeting this Thursday at 4:30 on Google Meet. Make sure to fill out the recent Google Form posted on the classroom before tomorrow so you can be assigned to a group. Today is the last day to get registered , so if you haven’t yet, go on the deca.ca website to get registered and paid.

Tuesday, October 6

DECA

There will be a meeting this Thursday at 4:30 on Google Meet. Make sure to fill out the recent Google Form posted on the classroom before Thursday so you can be assigned to a group. Today is the second last day to get registered, so if you haven’t yet, go on the deca.ca website to get registered and paid.

Monday, October 5

Guidance-Scholarship

Attention Grade 12 students, are you a potential Loran Scholar?

The Loran Scholarship is offered in full partnership with 25 Canadian universities and is valued at approximately $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study. Each Canadian high school may sponsor applications for up to three students for this generous award. This award is for students who demonstrate integrity, courage, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy. Students must be attending University in 2021 and have a cumulative average of at least 85%.

Please see the Grade 12 Classroom for more information and how to apply. The brief school application form is due on Tuesday October 6. If you are not selected as a school nominee, you may apply directly to the Loran Scholarship by October 22.

DECA

Attention all DECA members! This is a reminder that the deadline to register is this Wednesday October 7th. Registration and payment is on the deca.ca website. Make sure to sign up for an event asap on the google classroom page. The third flight of events are now open, which means additional spots are available for all written and oral events. Only 3 days left Gaels, get registered!

Virtual Rugby Club

Are you wanting to Rugby?  Did you miss the meeting last week and not get the code to the Classroom.  NO worries – you are not too late.  The Rugby Club has gone virtual, and we want you to join us.  Any grade, any gender, we want you to come out, meet some new people and learn about a great game.  No commitment to join the team – this is Rugby Club!  We are creating our competition groups this week, so be sure to get signed up asap.  Class code coming at you right……now…. m2rcdgl – Join the Gaels Rugby Club today!

HOSA

Are you interested in health sciences or medicine? Join the HOSA club! HOSA is a club where you can compete with students from all over Ontario in a wide range of events from veterinary science to medical terminology and many more. Our first meeting is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 7th. Everyone is welcome! If you’re interested, join our google classroom (code qmguamw) for more information. Also be sure to follow our Instagram @hosagcvi and DM us with any questions you may have. See you there Gaels!

Friday, October 2

Virtual Rugby Club

For any looking to get active and learn the skills required to play rugby, there’s still a chance to join Virtual Rugby Club.  We’re open to all ages and genders and no experience is required.  

For those who missed the introductory meeting last night, Virtual Rugby Club is now up and running on our very own Google Classroom.  Please add yourselves using the code:  M2RCDGL – like My 2 Rugby Cleats Did Get Lost. Once again, that’s M2RCDGL.  

Orrrr shoot an email to Mr. Young or Mr. Robinson and they’ll make sure you don’t miss out!  Stay tuned for more info and be prepared to WIN THE WAIT.

Thursday, October 1

Rugby Club

GAELS RUGBY CLUB – interested in getting fit, having fun, learning about a new sport, and being a part of a great community here at GCVI?  Join us tonight.- Google Meet password – gaelsrugby – all one word.  ALL boys and girls interested are welcome – all grades – especially grade 9’s are welcome!  No experience necessary.  This is not a commitment to play for the team when the wait is over, this is about getting active and learning.  Come and see what we are about, get involved and have fun.  Tonight 6pm Google Meet – gaelsrugby. = JOIN the GAELS RUGBY CLUB

Yearbook

CAS students! Mr. Osterberg is looking for you. Just as this year has been VERY different, this year’s yearbook will be too, and so we need creative, dedicated, and responsible students to help shape GCVI’s next yearbook. We are looking for photographers, graphic artists, writers, and anyone with the openness, enthusiasm, and creativity needed to be a part of this undertaking. If this is something you are definitely interested in being a part of contact Mr. O via email at [email protected] and let him know how YOU can help capture this moment in time! P.S. the use of “pivot” or “unprecedented” will be strictly forbidden….

DECA

Thank you to everyone who came out to our virtual information session last week! We are so excited to see that so many of you are interested in joining the GCVI DECA family. This is just a reminder that the registration deadline is on Wednesday, October 7th! Registration and payment is on the deca.ca website – make sure to sign up for an event asap Google Classroom.

There is no DECA meeting today, meetings will resume next week.

Wednesday, September 30

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is dedicated to remembering and honouring residential school survivors and their families, as well as remembering all the children who did not survive residential schools. It is a day to remember Canada’s history with indigenous peoples, and the injustices they have faced. It is also a day to recognize discrimination, racism and prejudice First Nations, Metis and Inuit people continue to face in Canada.

“As survivors we’ve been to the top of the mountain. On top of the mountain we were given new fire to talk about our hurts, our pain, our struggle…We were instructed to be strong. We were instructed not to be ashamed. We were instructed not to afraid to talk about dehumanization. We were not afraid to talk about the traumatization of our spirits. We came down from that mountain and we’re telling you the truth of what happened. We’re telling you the truth because we are tired of being hurt. We want to travel with the rest of you in a good way. – Andrew Wesley, Survivor

Terry Fox Campaign

Happy Wednesday Gaels, it is now the LAST day of the Terry Fox Campaign. Thank you to everyone who sent in kms this past week, together we doubled our goal and completed 6100 km! Today is the last day to send in any remaining kms to @gcviterryfox or Vani Dogra at [email protected] Although the campaign is over, Terry’s message of hope and resilience remains in each and every one of us. Continue to stay active, stay safe and take care of yourself! Today’s quote is from Lloyd Robertson , the last quote for the Terry Fox Campaign:

“Terry did not survive his cancer, but he raised to profile of the fight against the disease with millions of dollars raised in his name all over the world. Progress has been made, but the fight is far from over; there are still cancers that are rigidly resistant to treatment. Terry showed us how one person can make a difference when we care enough to pour hear and soul into a cause. That’s why Terry’s story has been, and forever, will be, a legend that’s worth keeping alive.”

Tuesday, September 29

Terry Fox Run

Congratulations [email protected] Yesterday, we received a huge inflow of kilometers, surpassing our goal for a grand total of 4700km! Although we have passed our 300km goal, we encourage you to continue to stay active and send in your kms to @gcviterryfox or Vani Dogra at [email protected] until tomorrow, September 30th! Let’s see if we can get 5000km Gaels! Today’s quote about Terry is from Hayley Wickenheiser:

“Terry was a Canadian hero, one of the greatest ever, and its important that we never forget him. Participating in the Terry Fox Run is such a good way to keep his memory alive and keep up the fight against cancer. But I think we can honour him in our day-to-day lives too, by striving to do the best we can, always, and rising above any challenge we might face. By giving our best every day, we can embody the spirit of Terry Fox.”

Debate Club

Hello debaters! Debate club is back and it will be ONLINE this year using google meet! If you are interested in debating world topics and improving your public speaking, join the Debate Google Classroom with the class code tskezgs for more information – that’s tskezgs. We will be having our first meeting TODAY – Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 3:30! “See” you there!

Gael Gazette

The Gael Gazette is looking for new staff writers for the 2020/2021 school year. No experience is required and this is a low-commitment position. If this piques your fancy, join the Google Classroom with the code hok64x5.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will be starting again on Wednesday Sept. 30th from Church of Apostles just up the street on Paisley. There will be Grab and Go bags for those in need available from the table set up in the parking lot to allow for physical distancing. Thanks to our community partners at the Guelph Children’s Foundation for making this opportunity available again this year!

Library

The Library Learning Commons is now able to check books out to students! If you would like to borrow some books all you have to do is fill out the Google Form on the Library Learning Commons website. Please note that students can only take a maximum of 3 books out at one time. 

Ms. Wilken will contact you on UGCloud when and where you can pick your books up. As well as provide any other information you may need. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Rugby Club

YUP – it’s coming – RUGBY for all!!  Meeting Thursday 6:00pm details on the meet coming tomorrow.  Join us, learn a great sport – have fun, get fit.  GAELS RUGBY!

Monday, September 28

Orange Shirt Day- Wednesday, September 30

Please plan your wardrobe and wear an orange shirt this Wednesday! Orange Shirt Day, is dedicated to remembering and honouring residential school survivors and their families.

Terry Fox

Happy Monday Gaels! Only 3 days left in the Terry Fox Campaign! Over the weekend we reached 1627 km! We are now over halfway to our 3000 km goal! Keep sending in any km that you run/walk/bike to gcviterryfox or email them to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote about Terry is from Wayne Gretzky:

There are certain people who are put in  Earth for a reason, and Terry was one of those people. He pushed us to think outside the box, to open our eyes and to get involved, even if we haven’t been touched by cancer ourselves. He raised incredible awareness and put cancer research on the forefront of our minds, and still does to this day.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will be starting again on Wednesday Sept. 30th from Church of Apostles just up the street on Paisley. There will be Grab and Go bags for those who need available from the table set up in the parking lot to allow for physical distancing. Thanks to our community partners at the Guelph Children’s Foundation for making this opportunity available again this year!

HOSA

Are you interested in health sciences or medicine? Join the HOSA club! HOSA is a club where you can compete with students from all over Ontario in a wide range of events from veterinary science to medical terminology and many more. Our first meeting is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 7th. Everyone is welcome! If you’re interested, join our google classroom (code qmguamw) for more information. Also be sure to follow our Instagram @hosagcvi and DM us with any questions you may have. See you there Gaels!

BSUA

Hello!  The Black Student Union and Alliance is back and inviting new members to join us.   If you are looking for a safe and inclusive space to  discuss racism and meaningful ways we can make change, then the BSUA is for you.  Come on out to our first  Google Meet this Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 to find out more information. Use the meeting code: gcbsua2020  If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is looking for new members. If you are interested in meeting new people and organizing fun ways for GCVI to celebrate its diversity, then this club is for you.  Come on out to our first meeting to find out more information this  Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00.  Use the Google Meet code- gcmulticulturalclub2020 –Use the code yfryhdx to join our Google Classroom.

Music

This is a reminder to all Sr. Band members that we have rehearsal tonight starting at 6:00pm. The link is posted in the google classroom. If you still need to pick up an instrument please come see Mr. Austin today at the end of your cohort.

Rugby Club

Rugby is coming.  You heard it last week.  You thought “How is this even possible?  Virtual Rugby Training?”  IT is Possible – and Gaels we are going to have an amazing time!  New to the sport? – perfect – you’re going to be involved with some fantastic team fitness challenges, and get sport specific training.  Come and join the RUGBY CLUB – this will be open to all males and females – in all grades – and all abilities.  Just need to have a positive attitude and willingness to learn.  More details coming tomorrow so be sure to listen up!  GAELS RUGBY are you ready to “WIN THE WAIT”

Friday, September 25

Senate

Your Student Senate is building an Executive Team to get things going for this year. If you are a student in Gr 10 or higher, you could be considered for an Executive Position. Interested? Want to know more? Join the Senate Class page using the code 5wrrnsb. This is where you will find the eligibility requirements and the form to fill out should you wish to join the executive. Executive applications must be in by Monday Sept 28th.

Once the executive has been selected, there will be a chance for any interested students from any grade to join the Senate’s Town Hall and further announcements will come regarding this opportunity in the near future.

The Gael Gazette

The Gael Gazette is looking for new staff writers for the 2020/2021 school year. No experience is required and this is a low-commitment position. If this piques your fancy, join the Google Classroom with the code hok64x5.

Gaels Rugby

It’s coming. People have been asking, and your voices have been heard.  Your plea to get active, get involved in a sport and join an awesome community.  GAELS RUGBY will be bringing some interesting virtual options OPEN to ALL – veteran players and especially new players.  More information coming soon.  GAELS RUGBY.  Are you ready to Win the Wait.

Debate Club

Hello debaters! Debate club is back and it will be ONLINE this year using google meet! If you are interested in debating world topics and improving your public speaking, join the Debate Club Google Classroom with the class code tskezgs – that’s tskezgs. We will be having our first google meeting Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 3:30! “See” you there!

Terry Fox

Happy Friday Gaels! As we move into the weekend, we encourage you to get outside and keep active! Send in an km you run/walk/bike to @gcviterryfox or email them to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote is from Darryl Sittler:

“I’m sure he had no idea he was creating a legacy that would continue to inspire us forty years later. But, he knew that if he sat on the sidelines, nothing will happen. So that has been his message to me, and what I like to share with others: if you get involved and choose to move forward, even in the smallest way, you can make a difference…That’s what Terry Fox taught me, and I will forever be grateful.”

Thursday, September 24

Happy Thursday Gaels! Less than one week left in the Terry Fox Campaign so keep sending in those kms! Today’s quote is from Terry’s brother, Darrell Fox:

“Terry never changed, and his ability to stay grounded and focused was one of his greatest attributes. I have such admiration for him, so much that whenever I try to express in words what it was like to be part of the Marathon of Hope, I fall short. Maybe that’s because I witnessed a miracle.”

Wednesday, September 23

Happy Wednesday Gaels! We are now 505 kms into Terry’s 3000km journey! Keep sending in any kms that you walk/run/bike. Teachers, if you are taking your students out for walks, we encourage you to send in those kms to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote about Terry is from Bobby Orr:

“We tend to overuse the word ‘hero’ these days, especially when it relates to sport figures. But the fact that we still honour the memory of this great Canadian four decades later is a testament to the fact that he is someone truly worth of the title ‘hero’.”

Tuesday, September 22

Terry Fox Committee

Happy Tuesday Gaels! It is now day 2 of the Terry Fox campaign. Just a reminder to continue sending in your km to @gcviterryfox or through email to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote about Terry is from Michael Buble: 

“No one goes through life without challenges, times when you lose hope, wonder where your faith went, question if you can go on, struggle with why this is happening to you…..Each of us, at some point in our lives, will be required to reach deep into ourselves and hope we can find the strength within to take one more step like Terry did.”

DECA

DECA, DECA, DECA! Are you a student who is interested in business? Do you want to build your confidence and improve your presentation and public speaking skills? Interested in meeting like-minded individuals from around the world when competing provincially and internationally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then DECA is the club for you! Want to learn more? Join us for a virtual information session held this Thursday at 4:30pm. The code for the google meet is ‘NEWDECA”, all grades are welcome!

Music

Reminder to all grade 9 music students who signed up for Jr. Band, our first rehearsal is tonight at 6:00pm. The link to the rehearsal is in the google classroom. If you still need to pick up an instrument, stop by the music room at the end of your cohort today. See you tonight.

Monday, September 19

Debate Club

Hello debaters! Debate club is back and it will be ONLINE this year using google meet! If you are interested in debating world topics and improving your public speaking, join the Debate Club Google Classroom with the class code tskezgs – that’s tskezgs. We will be having our first google meeting Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 3:30! “See” you there!

Terry Fox Committee

Hey Gaels! The Terry Fox Campaign is back and this year with a focus on physical health and mental wellness. During the next week and a half, we are encouraging all of you to continue Terry’s message of hope by staying active. Our goal this year is to collectively complete Terry’s 3000km journey, so from now until September 30th please send any km that you walk, run, or bike to the @gcviterryfox instagram account or email them to Vani Dogra at [email protected] 

In celebration of GCVI continuing Terry’s legacy, we will be sharing a quote written about Terry’s impact each day until September 30th. Today’s quote is from Shawn Ashmore: 

“He took one step after another, and that snowballed into a whole nation standing behind him. That’s why we all beam with pride when we talk about Terry; he represents the best of humanity, the nobility of doing something bigger than ourselves, the courage of trying to achieve the impossible.”

Social Justice Club

Today is International Peace Day, a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Peace is much more than the absence of war, it is safety and security. Peace is good health and well being. It is the fair distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges. Peace is being loved for your authentic self. Maybe peace means something different, or something more, to you? 

This year’s Peace Day Theme is “Shaping Peace Together”. GCVI’s Social Justice Club wants you to know that we all have a role to play in making our school, our city, our country and the world more peaceful places today, and every day, by spreading compassion, kindness and hope.

If you want to join GCVI’s Social Justice Club, and help us find ways to alleviate local and global injustices and inequality, join the google classroom to learn more about the club. The code is fmjb4mq.

Senate

Your Student Senate is building an Executive Team to get things going for this year. If you are a student in Gr 10 or higher, you could be considered for an Executive Position. Interested? Want to know more. Join the Senate Class page using the code 5wrrnsb. This is where you will find the eligibility requirements and the form to fill out should you wish to join the executive. Executive applications must be in by Monday Sept 28th.

Once the executive has been selected, there will be a chance for any interested students from any grade to join the Senate’s Town Hall and further announcements will come regarding this opportunity in the near future.

Music

Two important announcements for all music students. First, online rehearsal start this week. Tonight at 6:00pm is Sr. Band and tonight at 7:30pm is stage band. Jr. Band is Tuesday at 6:00pm and Choir is Thursday at 7:30pm. The links for the rehearsals are in the google classroom. Second, if you are a Grade 9 who signed up for Jr. Band and you need to pick up an instrument, you can start to do that today. Come to the music room at the end of your cohort and pick them up.

Friday, September 18

Debate Club

Debate club is back, and it is running ONLINE! Debate is an opportunity to improve your public speaking, research, and planning skills. It’s also a great way to learn and discuss important topics! The club will run VIRTUALLY via google meets afterschool from 3:30 to 4:30 pm every Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 29th. You can join now by using the class code tskezgs in Google Classroom. “See” you there!

DECA

HEY HEY HEY! Are you a student who is interested in business? Do you want to up your confidence and improve your public speaking skills? Interested in meeting like-minded individuals from around the world when competing provincially and internationally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then DECA is the club for you! Want to learn more? Join us for a virtual information session held this Thursday at 4:30pm. The code for the google meet is ‘NEWDECA”, all grades are welcome!

Returning DECA members. If you haven’t already, follow @decagcvi on Instagram for updates and announcements and join the new google classroom for the 2020/2021 school year. Email Mr. Fleming at [email protected]  for the class code.

Thursday, September 17

Music

If anyone missed the band and choir sign up meeting and would still like to join please send an email to Mr. Austin over ugcloud and you will be added to the google classroom for the group.

Wednesday, September 16

Music

Are you a Grade 9 student who would like to be a part of the GCVI Jr. Symphonic or Chamber Choir. On Wednesday night at 7PM there will be a meeting via google meet for all interested students to sign up. Use the google meet password “band and choir sign up”. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Guidance

Hi Gaels!  Many of you will have noticed that the Guidance Virtual Appointment Slip is up and running again.  You can access it from the Guidance Grade Level Google Classrooms you all belong to, or from the Guidance page on the GCVI website.  Please use it if you are looking to speak in person to someone in Guidance or Resource.  We will chat with you via email, video, phone or in person to help you with whatever you need.  

We are asking that students use the form online instead of coming directly to Guidance to limit contacts.

Please also note that timetable changes for quadmester 1 are not available at this time.

Tuesday, September 15

Music

Are you a Grade 9 students who would like to be a part of the GCVI Jr. Symphonic or Chamber Choir. On Wednesday night at 7PM there will be a meeting via google meet for all interested students to sign up. Use the google meet password “band and choir sign up”. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Monday, September 14

Welcome back Gaels!