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Friday, March 6

Drama

This is an important announcement for all drama and musical theatre students. The Hamilton Trip is 19 days away. That’s right, Wednesday March 25th is just 19 days away. Just sayin’, Hamilton in 19 days. If you are no longer able to go on this trip, see Ms. Bergen ASAP and we will contact students on the waitlist.

Multicultural

Attention Gaels! It is time to SHOW YOUR TALENT! GCVI’s multicultural coffeehouse and fashion show is happening once again!

We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, magicians, models and musicians! Come down to room 54 on Wednesday, March 11th or March 18 at noon to sign up.  See y’all there!

Library Learning Commons

It’s finally here! Our brand new Breakout Game in the Library Learning Commons! Do you have what it takes to find the clues and discover the secrets of the Universal Genius, Leonardo Da Vinci? If you are up for the challenge, you will be rewarded with an Italian chocolate treat!

Grad Photos

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU GRADE 12’S!!!! Did you miss your grad photo in December? Forget to sign up? Or the time didn’t work out? Is your Grandma mad she did the get your grad photo? If you answered yes to any of these questions ,then you are in luck because GRAD PHOTOS session 2 is next week! That means sign ups are IN THE OFFICE RIGHT NOW! Sign up quickly because spots go fast. Remember to jot down your time. Or even better take a picture of your time. Because next week is your last chance to get YOUR GRAD PHOTO!

Thursday, March 5

Brain Bee

Yesterday we asked if you knew what the folds of your brain are called! Did you respond “GYRI and SULCI”?   

This is a reminder that the Brain Bee club meets today at lunch in Room 209. That’s Today in room 209.  Check the classroom for updates and see Ms. Warren if you have any questions. New members of all grades welcome!

Library Learning Commons

It’s finally here! Our brand new Breakout Game in the Library Learning Commons! Do you have what it takes to find the clues and discover the secrets of the Universal Genius, Leonardo Da Vinci? If you are up for the challenge, you will be rewarded with an Italian chocolate treat!

 

Hey GC! Do you like Harry Potter, The Hate U Give, or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? Which one is your favourite? Introducing March Madness: Book Edition. The Library Learning Commons has posted a list of 16 books in the Library display case.  Vote for your favourite either on the Library’s Twitter page (@GcviLlc) or by picking up a bracket at the Circulation desk. 

Which book will win GCVI’s favourite book? That is up to you!

Wednesday, March 4

Enviro Club

Today at lunch in room 52 the Environment and Climate Change Club is viewing the documentary Watermark. All are welcome to join in the viewing and discussion of water issues around the world.

Grad Photos

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU GRADE 12’S!!!! Did you miss your grad photo in December? Forget to sign up? Or the time didn’t work out? Is your Grandma mad she did the get your grad photo? If you answered yes to any of these questions ,then you are in luck because GRAD PHOTOS session 2 is next week! That means sign ups are IN THE OFFICE RIGHT NOW! Sign up quickly because spots go fast. Remember to jot down your time. Or even better take a picture of your time. Because next week is your last chance to get YOUR GRAD PHOTO!

Euclid Math Contest Club

The Euclid Math Contest is being held on the morning of Tuesday, April 7. It is a contest that will test your math skills to the limit… will you rise to the challenge? Registration closes on Thursday, March 12. Please bring your $16 fee to Mr. McMillan to guarantee a spot, or speak to him privately if financial support is needed. The Euclid Math Contest Club will be meeting on Wednesdays at lunch in Room 109 prior to the contest. Join us to pick up copies of past contests and work on some sample problems!

Brain Bee

Do you know what the folds of your brain are called? !  Stay tuned to tomorrow’s announcement to check your answer!

This is a reminder that the Brain Bee club meets this Thursday at lunch in Room 209. That’s Thursday in room 209.  Remember to read chapters 3 and 4 of the primer to prepare. Check the classroom for updates and see Ms. Warren if you have any questions.  New members of all grades welcome!

Library

Hey GC! Do you like Harry Potter, The Hate U Give, or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before? Which one is your favourite? Introducing March Madness: Book Edition. The Library Learning Commons has posted a list of 16 books in the Library display case.  Vote for your favourite either on the Library’s Twitter page (@GcviLlc) or by picking up a bracket at the Circulation desk. 

Which book will win GCVI’s favourite book? That is up to you!

Military Co-op

Any Grade 11 or 12 students considering Military Co-op next school year need to attend the upcoming information session. It will be held on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. at St. James Secondary School. Bring your parents or guardian along if you like. See Ms. McCusker in Co-op for more info about the program.

Tuesday, March 3

Badminton

Tonight after school is the Senior Boys and Girls Badminton Tryouts. Please see Mr. Dallan if you are unable to attend.

Basketball Team Photos

All boys basketball players come to the main gym on Wednesday, March 4th at lunch for team photographs.

Sr. Band Trumpet Section

To all members of the Sr. Band trumpet section, there is a sectional this Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00 in the music room. That’s a trumpet sectional on Wednesday at 8:00 in the music room.

Grad Photos

THIS ONE’S FOR YOU GRADE 12’S!!!! Did you miss your grad photo in December? Forget to sign up? Or the time didn’t work out? Is your Grandma mad she did the get your grad photo? If you answered yes to any of these questions ,then you are in luck because GRAD PHOTOS session 2 is next week! That means sign ups are IN THE OFFICE RIGHT NOW! Sign up quickly because spots go fast. Remember to jot down your time. Or even better take a picture of your time. Because next week is your last chance to get YOUR GRAD PHOTO!

Female Fit For Fun Club

Hey GC girls! Do you enjoy being active? Do you want to improve your cardiovascular fitness? If your answer to either of those questions was yes, sign up for the Female Fit For Fun Club! Sign ups will be on March 23-27th on the Athletic board. Starting March 30, we will be training twice a week fora 5km run on May 16th. if you have any questions, speak to Anastasia Arezina or Ms. Brandt.

Arabic Club

Are you interested in learning a new language? Or about a different culture? Then you should come to the first Arabic Club meeting at lunch on Friday, March 6 in Rm. 54. Snacks will be available.

Co-op

Are you interested in trying out a skilled trade in co-op? Graduating in June and hoping to find full-time employment in the trades? Come out to an information meeting for Summer Skilled Trades Co-op. We will be meeting on Wednesday, March 4, in Room 53 at 10:20. Sign up in Guidance today!

Music Trip to England

This is an important message for all music students going on the trip to England. The list of dietary concerns and allergies is being sent to the travel company today. If you have not spoken to Mr. Austin about your dietary issues please speak to him today.

Valedictorian

Attention 2020 Graduating Gaels. Please take a moment to sign onto the Grade 12 Google Classroom and VOTE for who you would like to represent you as Class of 2020 Valedictorian.

Environmental Club

Are you interested in learning about water around the globe and how our everyday actions affect our water resources? Then come out to room 52 at lunch on Wednesday to watch the documentary Watermark. Next week we will have a guest speaker from Wellington Water Watchers.

Euclid Math Contest Club

The Euclid Math Contest is being held on the morning of Tuesday, April 7. It is a contest that will test your math skills to the limit… will you rise to the challenge? Registration closes on Thursday, March 12. Please bring your $16 fee to Mr. McMillan to guarantee a spot, or speak to him privately if financial support is needed. The Euclid Math Contest Club will be meeting on Wednesdays at lunch in Room 109 prior to the contest. Join us to pick up copies of past contests and work on some sample problems!

Monday, March 2

Chamber Choir

Attention all members of the Chamber Choir! You have rehearsal in the music room today after school until 4:30pm! That’s all members of chamber choir, you have a rehearsal today after school in the music room until 4:30pm! See you then!

Yarn Club

Yarn Club happens today at lunch in Rm 188. Come out and learn a new skill. If you aren’t sure this is for you, then come and see and observe. All are welcome!

Music

To all members of the Sr. Band trumpet section, there is a sectional this Wednesday, March 4th at 8:00 in the music room. 

Music Trip to England

This is an announcement for all music students going on the trip to England. There is a very important mandatory meeting today at the beginning of lunch in the music room. We will be going over all the final details for our trip as well as final payment amounts. Everyone needs to attend this meeting.

Immediately following the England meeting there will be a Sr. Band rehearsal. We will be going over all the music for our fundraising concert on March 25th.

Arabic Club

Are you interested in learning a new language? Or about a different culture? Then you should come to the first Arabic Club meeting at lunch on Friday, March 6 in Rm. 54. Snacks will be available.

Guidance

Attention 2020 Graduating Gaels. Please take a moment to sign onto the Grade 12 Google Classroom and VOTE for who you would like to represent you as Class of 2020 Valedictorian.

GCVI Library

Have you seen the “Zen Zone” with the plant, the fountain, the picture of the beach (sigh!) and the sweet zen garden as you enter the library?  Have you met Homer the Hedgehog who lives in that zen garden?  

He is now the STAR of our BRAND NEW TWITTER account! YES! We have Twitter!

Follow us at @GcviLlc !!!   The Library account handle is @GcviLlc (that’s GCVI Library Learning Commons, get it?) Follow us for updates on Homer the Hedgehog, and lots of other info about the Library Learning Commons.

Debate Club

Are you interested in learning about water around the globe and how our everyday actions affect our water resources? Then come out to room 52 at lunch on Wednesday to watch the documentary Watermark. Next week we will have a guest speaker from Wellington Water Watchers.

Co-op

Are you interested in trying out a skilled trade in co-op? Graduating in June and hoping to find full-time employment in the trades? Come out to an information meeting for Summer Skilled Trades Co-op. We will be meeting on Wednesday, March 4, in Room 53 at 10:20. Sign up in Guidance today.

Badminton

A reminder of tonight’s Junior Girls’ Badminton Tryouts.  If you missed the first tryout you can still attend this one.   Senior Boys and Girls tryouts are Tuesday after school followed by the Junior Boys practice on Thursday night.

Improv

Last Thursday, the GCVI Improv team competed in this team’s first Canadian Improv Games at Grimsby secondary school. It was a night of raccoons in the attic, life lessons about dog ownership, the Wright Brothers, and the hunt for perfect octopus shoes. The team was only ELEVEN points away from progressing to the next round, an incredible achievement! Huge congratulations to all members of the team! 

Are you interested in seeing video of the events? Want to know more about improv? Come to the balcony this Wednesday at lunch as improv club continues.

Thursday, February 27

Football Team Photo

All members of the Varsity Football Team come down to the outside stairs of the front entrance of the school next to the office at the beginning of lunch TODAY for a team photo.

Music

This is an important announcement for all music students going on the music trip to England. Your cookie dough orders will be available for pick up today after school in the music room. Please make arrangements to pick your orders up today.

Reminder that there will be a full Jr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

GCVI Stage Band

Congratulations to the GCVI Stage Band who competed yesterday at the Humber College Next Generation Jazz Festival. The group put forth their strongest performance of the year and won the right to attend Musicfest Canada Nationals in Niagara Falls in 2021. This is the 10th consecutive year that GCVI has won an invitation to nationals in the jazz band division. Congrats to all band members.

Brain Bee

This is a reminder that the Brain Bee club meets TODAY at lunch in ROOM 209. Also, don’t forget to check the classroom for updates and see Ms. Warren if you have any questions. New members of all grades are welcome!

Guidance- Valedictorian

Attention 2020 Graduating Gaels. Please take a moment to sign onto the Grade 12 Google Classroom and VOTE for who you would like to represent you as Class of 2020 Valedictorian.

Library

Have you seen the “Zen Zone” with the plant, the fountain, the picture of the beach (sigh!) and the sweet zen garden as you enter the library?  Have you met Homer the Hedgehog who lives in that zen garden?  He is now the STAR of our BRAND NEW TWITTER account! 

YES! We have Twitter! Follow us at @GcviLlc !!!  

The Library account handle is @GcviLlc (that’s GCVI Library Learning Commons, get it?) Follow us for updates on Homer the Hedgehog, and lots of other info about the Library Learning Commons!

Jr./Sr. Boys Rugby

To all Junior and Senior Boys rugby players attending this weekend’s overnight training at Camp Woodeden,  our bus will be leaving GCVI at 6:45am on Saturday morning. Please check the classroom for a list of what to pack. See you bright and early, Gaels!

Summer Co-op Applications

Summer Co-op applications are available now in Guidance. This is a great opportunity for IB students and students who cannot fit co-op in their timetable to complete a co-op experience and earn 2 credits by July 24. To apply, you must have taken Careers by the end of this school year, and be a responsible student, who works well independently. Applications are due March 13.

Wednesday, February 26

Chamber Choir

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS OF CHAMBER CHOIR!!!!! Please come to rehearsal today at lunch in the music room in preparation for the Black History Month assemblies. That’s all members of chamber choir, please check the chamber choir classroom page for info regarding the Black History Month assemblies tomorrow… and come to the music room at lunch today for rehearsal! See you soon.

Girls Soccer

Attention any girl interested in playing soccer this season. There is a brief, but mandatory meeting today at the start of lunch in room 155. Please see Mr. Conti in business or Mrs. Carberry in math if you can not attend.

Brain Bee

Reminder that the Brain Bee club meets tomorrow at lunch in ROOM 209. That room number again is 209! Remember to read the first two chapters of the primer to prepare. Check the classroom for updates and see Ms. Warren if you have any questions. New members of all grades are welcome!

Girls Hockey

Congratulations to the girls hockey team on a fantastic season. Please remember to bring your jerseys to Ms. Moran or Mr. Young in the math office.

Junior Boy’s Hockey

Jr Boys Hockey Players! You are invited to our information meeting tomorrow, Thursday at the beginning of lunch in Rm 252.

DaVinci Program

Calling all Grade nines and tens! Are you a student who enjoys art and science and want to enrich your school experience? Come Learn about the DaVinci Program, a one semester program in grade 11 that combines arts and sciences. The program fosters a great sense of community with people that you will form even greater bonds with. Come to an info meeting to hear about the program and how to apply, TODAY (Wednesday) in room 117 at 11:45. Again that is an info meeting TODAY in room 117 at 11:45.

Stage Band

Good luck to the GCVI Stage Band who will be competing today at the Humber College Next Generation Jazz Festival in Toronto. The bus leaves at 9:30am.

Tuesday, February 25

Swim Team

To all members of the swim team. Please come to room 104 today for our celebration pizza lunch and to wish our 11 OFSAA swimmers good luck for next week!

Stage Band Rehearsal

Reminder that there is a stage band rehearsal today at lunch in the music. This is our last rehearsal before tomorrow’s music festival at Humber College so all band members must attend. The Jr. Band rehearsal will be moved until Thursday at lunch.

Science-Michael Smith Challenge

Attention all Grade 9 and especially grade 10 students.  Do you like science? Are you up for a challenge? The Michael Smith Challenge is a national grade 10 science contest and we are looking for intelligent, curious, problem solvers to participate.  The contest is on Wed. Feb. 26th from 12:00-1:00 in room 4. Please see your current or former science teacher for details if you are interested or see Ms. Lodge.

Girls Soccer

Attention any girl interested in playing soccer this season. There is a brief, but mandatory meeting Wednesday (tomorrow) at the start of lunch in room 155. Please see Mr. Conti in Business or Mrs. Carberry in math if you can not attend.

Badminton

The first Junior Girls Badminton tryouts are this Thursday after school. If you have not picked up a for to play; please see Mr. Dallan in Rm. 113.

Music Students – Cookie Dough

This announcement is for all music students going on the trip to England. The cookie dough will be available for pick up Thursday after school. Please make arrangements to pick it up on time

Dungeons and Dragons

The Dungeons and Dragons club has started up and runs every Wednesday after school in room 153 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. All students are welcome to this very inclusive group of adventurers. No experience necessary! There will be an information session at lunch on Tuesday this week for anybody interested in learning more about the club.

Football

Are you looking to elevate your performance on the court and/or on the field? Come on out to a question and answer session in room 16 on Wednesday February 26th at 3:30 pm with renowned performance coach, Andrew Graham.  We are looking for motivated and dedicated athletes who want to train in a flexible, individualized, sport specific, supportive environment. This opportunity is open to all GCVI athletes who want to focus on getting better with a sustainable and efficient program.

Monday, February 24

Chamber Choir and Sr. Band

There is a very important meeting today at lunch in the music for all members of chamber choir and Sr. Band. We will be discussing details for rescheduling our fundraiser concert. Immediately following that meeting will be a Sr. Band rehearsal.

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all members of chamber choir! You have a MANDATORY rehearsal today after school until 5:30pm in the music room! We are very lucky to be working with clinician Dr. Bruce Kotowich from the University of Windsor on our repertoire today! 

Debate Club

Hey debaters! There will be a meeting today at lunch in room 206. See you there!

Girls Soccer

Attention all girls interested in trying out for Soccer. There is a brief but mandatory meeting Wednesday at the start of lunch in Rm 155.

Summer Co-op Applications

Summer Co-op applications are available now in Guidance. This is a great opportunity for IB students and students who cannot fit co-op in their timetable to complete a co-op experience and earn 2 credits by July 24. To apply, you must have taken Careers by the end of this school year, and be a responsible student, who works well independently. Applications are due March 13.

Football

Are you looking to elevate your performance on the court and/or on the field? Come on out to a question and answer session in room 16 on Wednesday February 26th at 3:30 pm with renowned performance coach, Andrew Graham.  We are looking for motivated and dedicated athletes who want to train in a flexible, individualized, sport specific, supportive environment. This opportunity is open to all GCVI athletes who want to focus on getting better with a sustainable and efficient program.

Dungeons and Dragons

The Dungeons and Dragons Club has started up and runs every Wednesday after school in room 153 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. All students are welcome to this very inclusive group of adventurers. No experience necessary!  There will be an information session at lunch on Tuesday this week for anybody interested in learning more about the club.

Archery

Attention ARCHERY club members.  Group A will be shooting today in the Small Gym at the beginning of lunch.  Check the group lists are posted outside of Rm. 104 or on the Classroom.

Thursday, February 20

GCVI Captures Both CWOSSA Titles!

Yesterday at CWOSSA in Fergus the GCVI wrestling team captured both the boys and the girls team title! This is the fourth year in a row that GCVI has won a team title at the CWOSSA level. Advancing to the OFSAA in the balmy Sault Sainte Marie next week be:

Jananey Rajagopalan, Max Bucholz, Michaela Rankin, Raphaelle Arabadjian, Logan Cako, Peyton Garvin, Cole Coghill and Adib Mazloumi. Please wish them all luck as they represent GCVI at OFSAA!

Chamber Choir

This is an announcement for all members of the chamber choir!! We have a rehearsal TODAY AT LUNCH IN THE MUSIC ROOM! That’s all sopranos, altos, tenors and basses in the chamber choir, please come to the music room at lunch today for rehearsal! It is imperative that all attend in preparation for our concert next week. See you soon!

Music Students Travelling to England

This announcement is for all the music students going on the trip to England. There is a very important meeting today at the beginning of lunch in the music room. Immediately following that meeting there will be a Sr. Band practice.

Science Olympics

The University of Guelph Science Olympics competition is coming soon! The competition is a fun way to use your science knowledge to solve problems. This event is open to all grades, regardless of science courses taken. If you are interested, come to room 108 at the beginning of lunch to learn more or sign up.

Brain Bee

The Brain Bee is an annual neuroscience competition hosted by McMaster university. The competition tests students’ knowledge on all parts of the brain. If you are interested in this awesome competition, come to an information meeting at the start of lunch today in Room 200 to learn more about the Brain Bee. That’s today in room 200 at lunch. Everyone is welcome! See Ms Warren if you can not make it.

Improv Team

Want to see a fully improvised musical? Ever wanted to see a short play about a strange profession like a clown technician or a rocket janitor? Just want to have a laugh and enjoy some spontaneous silliness? Come to GCVI’s Improv Night! GCVI’s Improv Team will be performing skits, scenes and games for you before we compete in the Canadian Improv Games next week! Come see what all the fuss is about and have a great laugh TONIGHT at 6:30 pm in the Aud! Doors open at 6:15, and there’s no cost for admission – although you ARE allowed to improv a donation if you’d like! See you there!

Library Learning Commons

This week is our last week for the Escape from Dystopia Breakout game in the Library Learning Commons! Come down and test your mystery solving skills to win a sweet prize!

Wednesday, February 19 is “I Read Canadian” Day and we will be celebrating it all this week in the Library Learning Commons! Come down this week to find a great book by a Canadian author! Canadian books signed out this week will receive a free bookmark and an “I Read Canadian” button! Happy Reading, eh!

Football

Are you looking to elevate your performance on the court and/or on the field? Come on out to a question and answer session in room 16 on Wednesday February 26th at 3:30 pm with renowned performance coach, Andrew Graham.  We are looking for motivated and dedicated athletes who want to train in a flexible, individualized, sport specific, supportive environment. This opportunity is open to all GCVI athletes who want to focus on getting better with a sustainable and efficient program.

Summer Co-op

Summer Co-op applications are available now in Guidance. This is a great opportunity for IB students and students who cannot fit co-op in their timetable to complete a co-op experience and earn 2 credits by July 24. To apply, you must have taken Careers by the end of this school year, and be a responsible student, who works well independently. Applications are due March 13.

Wednesday, February 19

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all sopranos and altos in the chamber choir… you have a rehearsal today at lunch in the music room! That’s all sopranos and altos, you have an extra rehearsal today at lunch in the music room! See you soon!

Stage Band

Reminder to all stage band members that we have a full rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. This is our last rehearsal before the Humber College Next Generation Jazz Festival. All members must attend rehearsal.

GCVI Improv Team

Want to see a fully improvised musical? Ever wanted to see a short play about a strange profession like a clown technician or a rocket janitor? Just want to have a laugh and enjoy some spontaneous silliness? Come to GCVI’s Improv Night! GCVI’s Improv Team will be performing skits, scenes, and games for you before we compete in the Canadian Improv Games next week! Come see what all the fuss is about and have a great laugh this Thursday, February 20th, at 6:30 pm in the Aud! There’s no cost for admission – although you ARE allowed to improv a donation if you’d like! See you there!

Tuesday, February 18

Music

This is a reminder that there is a Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Just 10 days left until our big concert so everyone needs to be there. Jr. Band rehearsals have been postponed this week and will continue next week.

Co-op Department

Summer Co-op applications are available now in Guidance. This is a great opportunity for IB students and students who cannot fit co-op in their timetable to complete a co-op experience and earn 2 credits by July 24. To apply, you must have taken Careers by the end of this school year, and be a responsible student, who works well independently. Applications are due March 13.

Dungeons and Dragons

The official Dungeons and Dragons Club is starting up again. Please join us after school every Wednesday on Rm 153. No experience is necessary.

Library Learning Commons

Wednesday, February 19 is “I Read Canadian” Day and we will be celebrating it all this week in the Library Learning Commons! Come down this week to find a great book by a Canadian author! Canadian books signed out this week will receive a free bookmark and an “I Read Canadian” button! Happy Reading, eh!

This week is our last week for the Escape from Dystopia Breakout game in the Library Learning Commons! Come down and test your mystery solving skills to win a sweet prize!

GCVI Improv Team

Want to see a fully improvised musical? Ever wanted to see a short play about a strange profession like a clown technician or a rocket janitor? Just want to have a laugh and enjoy some spontaneous silliness? Come to GCVI’s Improv Night! GCVI’s Improv Team will be performing skits, scenes, and games for you before we compete in the Canadian Improv Games next week! Come see what all the fuss is about and have a great laugh this Thursday, February 20th, at 6:30 pm in the Aud! There’s no cost for admission – although you ARE allowed to improv a donation if you’d like! See you there!

Brain Bee

Did you know that your brain is made up of 86 billion neurons? That’s a lot! If you found that fact interesting and want to learn more about your own brain, consider competing in the Brain Bee competition. Come to an information meeting at the start of lunch on Thursday February 20 in Room 200 to learn more about this neuroscience competition. That’s this Thursday in room 200 at lunch. Everyone is welcome! See Ms. Warren or Leo Li to learn more.

Environmental Club

Did you know that about a million acres of land has burned in the Australia wildfires. That is about 1200 times the size of the city of Guelph. If you want to help out those in Australia come out on Wednesday at lunch in room 52 to join our team.

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all chamber choir members of the rescheduled rehearsals happening this week at lunch… That’s all members of chamber choir, please listen up!!! Sopranos and altos will have a rehearsal at lunch on Wednesday in the music room, and all tenors and Basses will have a rehearsal on Thursday at lunch in the music room. Please make sure you are present for your rehearsal as we have a performance next week!!!

Music

This is a reminder that there is a Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Just 10 days left until our big concert so everyone needs to be there. Jr. Band rehearsals have been postponed this week and will continue next week.

Friday, February 14

Stage Crew Pictures and Drama Council Photos

Attention all members of Stage Crew- Please come to our meeting at lunch in the Aud today. We are taking our club picture at 11:50, so please be there on time.

A reminder for Drama Council- Our club photo is at 9:50 this morning. Please arrive a few minutes early so everything goes smoothly.

Special Olympics Bocci Ball

Two teams from GC went to the Bocci Ball Special Olympics qualifying tournament yesterday. These athletes demonstrated a dedication to personal growth and were gracious in victory and defeat. Go Gaels!

Jr./Sr. Boys Rugby

To all boys rugby players looking to attend the overnight training weekend at Camp Woodeden, TODAY is the last day to submit money and forms. Please get these into Mr. Young or Mr. Robinson by 3:30 this afternoon to secure your spot.

Girls Rugby

Attention all Girls Rugby Players! Our first team meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18th @ 8am in Rm 201! Please bring your team forms and check our Google Classroom for important info!

Brain Bee

Do you know what the 4 lobes of your own brain are? (pause) They are the frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital lobes. If you want to learn more about the brain inside your head, consider competing in the Brain Bee competition. Come to an information meeting at the start of lunch on Thursday February 20 to learn more about this neuroscience competition. That’s next Thursday  at lunch. If you know you can’t make it, but are still interested, find Ms. Warren to learn more. Everyone is welcome!

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members! There will be a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 153. See you then!

Sr. Band

This is an important announcement for all members of the sr. band. There is an extra practice today at lunch in the music room. Just two weeks left until our big concert. We will be reviewing all the music for this show so all members need to attend these extra rehearsals.

Literacy Test

To all grade ten students who are scheduled to write the Literacy Test this year,  this is just a reminder of the Pass the Test program that is happening after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pass the Test helps students prepare for the upcoming Literacy Test.  The class starts on Tuesday, Feb 18. If you would like to join, please complete the registration form and return it to resource room 103 as soon as possible. Extra forms are available on the front door of room 50.

Thursday, February 13

Course Selections Due Today

This is an important reminder to all students. Your course selections are due today! Please go on MyBlueprint to make your course choices. Don’t forget to click submit! Your choices will determine our classes for next year. Be sure to give this some thought and make the choices that work best for you. Click submit today!

Guidance

Are you thinking about taking a GAP year in the future? Would you like to learn more about finding work as an Au Pair? If so, we have a great lunch and learn for you today! Come to room 104 at 11:45 am to learn more about finding work as an Au Pair.

Badminton

Oh No! Did you miss this morning’s Junior Boys Badminton tryouts?  If you did and are interested in playing on GCVI’s team please see Mr. Dallan in Rm 113 today at the beginning of lunch.

Michael Smith Challenge

If you are a grade 9 or 10 student interested in Math and Science, the the Michael Smith challenge is for you. The challenge is on Wednesday, February 26. Come to Rm 108 TODAY to see Ms. Lodge in the Science Office for more information.

Photo Retake Day

This Friday is photo retake day for anyone with student card issues, those who need packages redone, students new this semester and anyone who still do not have their 2018-2019 yearbook. The camera will be set up by 8am for anyone leaving due to trips. Note that the camera shuts down before lunch.

Girls Hockey Win!

Congratulations to the Girls Hockey team on a huge win yesterday against St. James. Goals scored by rookies Alyssa and Jillian and an unreal shutout by Sarah- even with a penalty shot. Great game Gaels- Good Luck on the 1st round of playoffs.

Brain Bee Club

Did you know that the brain is one of the fattest organs in your body? It is made up of around 60% fat and weighs about 3 pounds! If you found that fact interesting and want to learn more about your own brain, consider competing in the Brain Bee competition. Come to an information meeting at the start of lunch on Thursday, February 20 in Room 200 to learn more about this neuroscience competition. That’s next Thursday in room 200 at lunch. Everyone is welcome!

Girls Rugby

Attention all Girls Rugby Players! Our first team meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18th @ 8am in Rm 201! Please bring your team forms and check our Google Classroom for important info!

Wednesday, February 12

Environmental Club

Do you want to know what happens to the clothes that you return with free online returns? Come out to room 52 at lunch to talk about our fashion industry. New members are always welcome to join the Environmental Club.

Juggling Club

The first meeting of the Juggling Club this semester is in Rm 104 at 12pm.

Girls Hockey

This is a reminder to the girl’s hockey team to please tell Ms. Moran know whether or not you need a cab to the game today. You are excused from class at 2:20 and cabs will leave Arnold Street at 2:30.

Wrestling

Congratulations to the GCVI wrestling team who captured 17 medals at D-10  yesterday and also won both boys and girls team titles!

Winning Platinum

Mr Guroluk’s food classes for preparing yesterday’s lunch

Winning Gold

Janicide Joplin Rapid ArrhythiaMia Rajagopalan

Max aMaully Olly Oxenfree Beast of Burden Buchholz

Miki Mangla Rasp-Buried Rage Rankin

Raphielle A ree bad dercy Slamterbury the first

Peyton ,Payne D. Spencer Garvin

Gabe GabrieHella FunkEpunkEmonkE Tersigni

Cole’d Cut Slam Which Coghill

Logan Motion Dee Fribulator Cako

Seizing Silver

No holds -No2 Morrow – No helle Berardine

Kevin Hurlin Hu Hertz Jenerator

Nichola Taryn yer limbs Top to Bottom Dixon

Grabbing Bronze

Victoria Shock Me Amedeus Sheilds

Carmen Dee Oxide Ree-Possessed

Tanner Hammer Hildabeast

Poppie Goodie Two Bruise

Tarik  Me Elmo Hamma Bamma Slamma Patcha

Expecto Patronum Hannah Phylactic  GryffinGore Gouthro 

17 wrestlers will now advance to CWOSSA in Fergus next week, wish them luck! 

Practice Thursday!​

Swim Team

On Tuesday, February 11th the GCVI Swim Team competed at D-10 1st finals at the University of Guelph. With many great finishes, here is a quick recap of all of the first place finishes.

Jr Boys Med Relay-Xavier, Jake, Daniel, Liam

Sr. Girls Med Relay- Ailsa, Meredith, Sabrina & Mia

Sr. Boys Med relay- Kush Mahmoud, Jake, Skye

Sr. Boys Free Replay – Kush, Daniel, Liam, Mahmoud

Sr. Girls Free relay – Brianna, Natalie, Sabrina, Mia

Jr. Girls Free Relay – Jillian, Shannon, Acadia, Sophie

Jake Parel- 100M, Meredith Copp- 50 Breast Stroke, Ailsa Litchfield-50 Backstroke, Katie Berwick- 100 Backstroke, Mia Dallan-50 Freestyle/100 Freestyle, Mahmoud Ibrahim- 50 Fly.

Special congratulations to over all D-10 champs – Senior Girls

Guidance

Timetable changes for semester 2 are now complete.  If you are on a waitlist for a course that you are still hoping to be placed in, please come to Guidance today and sign a confirmation sheet.  Only those students who indicate they are still interested will be contacted for changes.  

Teachers, this should end the process of students being placed in your classes without notification.   You will be contacted by Guidance to let you know about students moving in and out.

Badminton Team

Badminton Badminton Badminton – Junior Boys’ Badminton tryouts are Thursday morning at 7:00 am and Friday after school.   If you are interested in participating you MUST MUST MUST see Mr. Dallan at the beginning of lunch today in room 113 to pick up release forms.  Hopefully you heard me….Now all athletes in the Upper Grand must have parental signed forms to even tryout for school sports now. So be sure to see Mr. Dallan in room 113 at the beginning of lunch if you wish to play badminton this year.

MADE/Urban Arts Project

It is time to get outta school and get into Art. Ever felt like you wanted to try any form of art but were afraid of a formal approach to Music or Visual Art or Drama? Then the Urban Arts Project is for you. We are looking for students in grade 9, 10, or 11 who want something different. Earn 4 credits in Music, Art, Drama, and English in a non-traditional way. Spend a semester at the Guelph Youth Music Centre in downtown Guelph. Be taught by real working artists, from screen printing, to bucket drumming, to photography, to major drama productions, this program has it all. Don’t want to miss out on school extra curriculars? No worries, the program ends early every day to allow you to maintain ties to school sports, clubs and more. Learn more about this chance to do something great – go to urbanartsguelph.ca now accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. Join us and MAKE SOMETHING NOW.

Black Student Union

Show your love for Black Future Month this Valentine’s Day! On February 14, you can buy out of your period 5 class and join in for a movie screening of the award winning movie the Hate You Give. It only costs 2.00 to buy out of class. All money raised will go towards supporting future events organized for the school through the Black Student Union and Alliance.  Purchase your buy- out ticket through your period five teacher today!

Jr. Sr. Boys Rugby

To all boys rugby players looking to attend the overnight training weekend at Camp Woodeden, this Friday will be your last day to submit money and forms. Please get these into Mr. Young or Mr. Robinson as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Guidance

This is an important reminder to all students. Your course selections are due on Thursday, February 13th. Please go on MyBlueprint to make your course choices. Don’t forget to click submit! Your choices will determine our classes for next year. Be sure to give this some thought and make the choices that work best for you. 

If you have questions and need help, Guidance will be offering MyBlueprint assistance in Room 53 at Lunch on Tues Feb 11 and Wed Feb 12.

Literacy Test

To all grade ten students who are scheduled to write the Literacy Test this year,  this is just a reminder of the Pass the Test program that is happening after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pass the Test helps students prepare for the upcoming Literacy Test.  The class starts on Tuesday, Feb 18. If you would like to join, please complete the registration form and return it to resource room 103 as soon as possible. Extra forms are available on the front door of room 50.

Photo Retake Day

This Friday is photo retake day for anyone with student card issues, those who need packages redone, students new this semwster and anyone who still do not have their 2018-2019 yearbook. 

The camera will be set up by 8am for anyone leaving due to trips. Note that the camera shuts down before lunch.

Tuesday, February 11

Music

Yesterday the GCVI Jr. Symphonic Band performed at the Ontario Band Association Concert Band Festival in Toronto. In their very first festival performance the students received a silver medal from one adjudicator and a gold from the other. This is only the second group in GCVI history to win a gold rating at the prestigious Ontario Band Festival. Congrats to all the Jr. Band members.

Today the Sr. Symphonic Band will be performing. Band members are asked to come to the music room at 10:30am to load the buses for Toronto.

Open Minds

On January 29th it was Bell-Let’s Talk day, an initiative focused on raising awareness for mental health. Open Minds is an initiative here at GCVI that promotes positive mental health through events held at the school.  Come to our meeting in Rm 118 at the beginning of lunch to hear more and plan Mental Health Week! We have snacks!

Girls Rugby

Attention all Girls Rugby Players! Our first team meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18th @ 8am in Rm 201! Please bring your team forms and check our Google Classroom for important info!

Jr./Sr. Boys Rugby

Jr. and Sr. Boys Rugby practice continues TONIGHT at GCVI from 5:00-8:00pm in the Main Gym. Please wear running shoes and athletic attire and meet in the Main Gym. New players are always welcome.

Guidance

This is an important reminder to all students. Your course selections are due on Thursday, February 13th. Please go on MyBlueprint to make your course choices. Don’t forget to click submit! Your choices will determine our classes for next year. Be sure to give this some thought and make the choices that work best for you. 

If you have questions and need help, Guidance will be offering MyBlueprint assistance in Room 53 at Lunch on Tues Feb 11 and Wed Feb 12.

Summer Co-op

Summer Co-op applications are available now in Guidance. This is a great opportunity for IB students and students who cannot fit co-op in their timetable to complete a co-op experience and earn 2 credits by July 24. To apply, you must have taken Careers by the end of this school year, and be a responsible student, who works well independently. Applications are due March 13.

Literacy Test

To all grade ten students who are scheduled to write the Literacy Test this year,  this is just a reminder of the Pass the Test program that is happening after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pass the Test helps students prepare for the upcoming Literacy Test.  The class starts on Tuesday, Feb 18. If you would like to join, please complete the registration form and return it to resource room 103 as soon as possible. Extra forms are available on the front door of room 50.

Photo Retake Day

This Friday is photo retake day for anyone with student card issues, those who need packages redone, students new this semwster and anyone who still do not have their 2018-2019 yearbook. 

The camera will be set up by 8am for anyone leaving due to trips. Note that the camera shuts down before lunch.

Michael Smith Challenge

If you are a grade 9 or 10 student interested in Math and Science, the the Michael Smith challenge is for you. The challenge is on Wednesday, February 26. Come to Rm 108 on Thursday, February 13 to see Ms. Lodge in the Science Office for more information.

Black Student Union

Show your love for Black Future Month this Valentine’s Day! On February 14, you can buy out of your period 5 class and join in for a movie screening of the award winning movie the Hate You Give. It only costs 2.00 to buy out of class. All money raised will go towards supporting future events organized for the school through the Black Student Union and Alliance.  Purchase your buy- out ticket through your period five teacher today!

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is running its annual coffee house and we are looking for  GC students who would like to show off their talent. We are looking for dancers, singers, magicians, comedians, and musicians.  We are especially interested in acts that will celebrate our cultural diversity at GC. If you are interested, please come to room 54 on Wed, Feb 12 at 12:00 to sign up and find out more information.

Yearbook Course

Applications for the YEARBOOK COURSE are open NOW. The acta nostra yearbook course is a fully accredited course which gives you a TGG3M credit and it runs outside of the regular day so it does not interfere with other classes. The yearbook course is IB student friendly and can be done for credit or as part of your CAS requirement. The course is open to ANY AND ALL GCVI STUDENTS. If you are in Grade 10 now, you must apply for the course in order to be on staff for next year. 50 students have already been recommended – white slips should have been handed to you by your homeform teachers. Recommended students, and others who are interested, are invited to a quick info meeting next Thursday, Feb. 13 in the yearbook room (217) at 11:45. Apply for yearbook staff now and earn credit for making our school yearbook. get an application at the meeting or see Mr. Bersche for more details.

Escape From Dystopia

How well do you know your Dystopian fiction? Come down to the Library Learning Commons to play a brand new Breakout Game! Escape from Dystopia! Prizes and glory to be won!

Monday, February 10

Canadian Computing Competition

Attention all student writing the Canadian Computing Competition. The contest is this Wednesday at 9 am in Rm 152. you MUST activate your account prior to the event. Check your email for more information.

CELP

Attention Grade 9 students. Are you interested in working on your leadership skills? Are you interested in improving your communication and group skills? Do you want to learn outside of the regular school? Did you do EcoStars in grade 5? Come out to the Community Environment Leadership Program (CELP) at lunch on Wednesday in Rm 117. Come and find out the about the best semester of school you could ever have!

Friday, February 7

Music

There is a 100% mandatory Jr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. We have our performance at the Ontario Band Association Festival on Monday. This is our final rehearsal to prepare. All members must be there.

HOSA

A reminder that there is a meeting today at lunch in room 153.

Art

Any ART/Media Art students from semester ONE, who still have artwork in the artrooms that you wanted to pick up… It must be picked up by end of the day TODAY!

Badminton

Badminton, Badminton, Badminton! If  you are interested in playing on GCVI’s badminton team please come a brief meeting TODAY at the beginning of lunch in the back of the Auditorium.

Phys-Ed

Any students that did not empty their PHE lockers from semester one can pick up their stuff in the PHE office any time this week. Items will be donated at the end of the week.

Textbooks

Hey GC…did you know there are students in some classes who DO NOT HAVE A TEXTBOOK this semester because YOU did not return your textbook from last semester!!??  

For real!   Be a pal.

If you still have a textbook in your backpack or your locker, go RIGHT NOW — your teacher won’t mind — that’s right…get up NOW….go to your locker and bring that textbook to the library.

And if it’s at HOME (why is it????) — bring it to the library FIRST THING TOMORROW. Your fellow students (without a textbook) thank you!

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is running its annual coffee house and we are looking for  GC students who would like to show off their talent. We are looking for dancers, singers, magicians, comedians, and musicians.  We are especially interested in acts that will celebrate our cultural diversity at GC. If you are interested, please come to room 54 on Wed, Feb 12 at 12:00 to sign up and find out more information.

Michael Smith Challenge

If you are a grade 9 or 10 student interested in Math and Science, the the Michael Smith challenge is for you. The challenge is on Wednesday, February 26. Come to Rm 108 on Thursday, February 13 to see Ms. Lodge in the Science Office for more information.

Archery Club

Archery Club! Archery Club! Archery Club!  Archery Club is starting on Monday February 10!  Come out to the small gym for the orientation at 11:45 Monday.  If you have any questions about joining Archery Club please speak to Ms. Holt in the geography office.

Girls Rugby

Attention all girls! Do you like sports? Are you interested in playing Rugby? Come to an information meeting on Monday, February 10th at 11:45 am in Rm 203! You don’t want to miss trying this incredible sport!

Yearbook Course

Applications for the YEARBOOK COURSE are open NOW. The acta nostra yearbook course is a fully accredited course which gives you a TGG3M credit and it runs outside of the regular day so it does not interfere with other classes. The yearbook course is IB student friendly and can be done for credit or as part of your CAS requirement. The course is open to ANY AND ALL GCVI STUDENTS. If you are in Grade 10 now, you must apply for the course in order to be on staff for next year. 50 students have already been recommended – white slips should have been handed to you by your homeform teachers. Recommended students, and others who are interested, are invited to a quick info meeting next Thursday, Feb. 13 in the yearbook room (217) at 11:45. Apply for yearbook staff now and earn credit for making our school yearbook. get an application at the meeting or see Mr. Bersche for more details.

Escape From Dystopia

How well do you know your dystopian fiction? Come down to the Library Learning Commons to play a brand new Breakout Game! Escape from Dystopia! Prizes and glory to be won!

Thursday, February 6

Music

Drumline is back!!! Today at lunch will be the first rehearsal for the GCVI competition drumline. We will start to dig into the new music for our competition set. Please be on time so we can set up and get started quickly.

Textbooks

Hey GC…did you know there are students in some classes who DO NOT HAVE A TEXTBOOK this semester because YOU did not return your textbook from last semester!!??  

For real!   Be a pal.

If you still have a textbook in your backpack or your locker, go RIGHT NOW — your teacher won’t mind — that’s right…get up NOW….go to your locker and bring that textbook to the library.

And if it’s at HOME (why is it????) — bring it to the library FIRST THING TOMORROW. Your fellow students (without a textbook) thank you!

Math Department

The next grade 9, 10, and 11 math contest is at the end of February. If you are interested in writing a math you must sign up by TODAY with Ms. Rogers in the math office. Cost is $5 per contest.

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is running its annual coffee house and we are looking for  GC students who would like to show off their talent. We are looking for dancers, singers, magicians, comedians, and musicians.  We are especially interested in acts that will celebrate our cultural diversity at GC. If you are interested, please come to room 54 on Wed, Feb 12 at 12:00 to sign up and find out more information.

Yearbook

Applications for the YEARBOOK COURSE are open NOW. the Acta Nostra yearbook course is a fully accredited course which gives you a TGG3M credit and it runs outside of the regular day so it does not interfere with other classes. The yearbook course is IB student friendly and can be done for credit or as part of your CAS requirement. The course is open to ANY AND ALL GCVI STUDENTS. if you are in Grade 10 now, you must apply for the course in order to be on staff for next year. 50 students have already been recommended – white slips should have been handed to you by your homeform teachers. Recommended students, and others who are interested, are invited to a quick info meeting next Thursday, feb. 13 in the yearbook room (217) at 11:45. apply for yearbook staff now and earn credit for making our school yearbook. get an application at the meeting or see Mr. Bersche for more details.

MADE/Urban Arts Project

It is time to get outta school and get into Art. Ever felt like you wanted to try any form of art but were afraid of a formal approach to Music or Visual Art or Drama? Then the Urban Arts Project is for you. We are looking for students in grade 9, 10, or 11 who want something different. Earn 4 credits in Music, Art, Drama, and English in a non-traditional way. Spend a semester at the Guelph Youth Music Centre in downtown Guelph. Be taught by real working artists, from screen printing, to bucket drumming, to photography, to major drama productions, this program has it all. Don’t want to miss out on school extra curriculars? No worries, the program ends early every day to allow you to maintain ties to school sports, clubs and more. Learn more about this chance to do something great – go to urbanartsguelph.ca now accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester. Join us and MAKE SOMETHING NOW.

Art

Any ART/Media Art students from semester ONE, who still have artwork in the art rooms that you wanted to pick up… It must be picked up by the end of the day FRIDAY.

Sports Equipment Drive

The sports equipment drive has been extended until the end of this week. So if you have any, bring in your used sports equipment except for helmets. Drop off is still outside the front office. Don’t forget to write your name and homeroom class on the sign up sheet for a chance to win a prize!

Phys-Ed

Any students that did not empty their PHE lockers from semester one can pick up their stuff in the PHE office any time this week. Items will be donated at the end of the week.

Library Learning Commons

How well do you know your dystopian fiction? Come down to the Library Learning Commons to play a brand new Breakout Game! Escape from Dystopia! Prizes and glory to be won!

Wednesday February 5

Environmental and Climate Change

Today at lunch in Rm 52 the Environment and Climate Change group will be watching the documentary “Fast Fashion”. Everyone is welcome to join us to discover how our fashion choices affect the environment.

Art

Any ART/Media Art students from semester ONE, who still have artwork in the art rooms that you wanted to pick up… It must be picked up by end of the day FRIDAY!

Science Olympics

Do you want to learn more about that big ball of cheese in the sky? If you do, come to the Science Olympics in Rm 108 on Thursday for a special moon themed activity. We will also be practicing for the Grade 10 Michael Smith challenge. If you’d like to participate, come to Rm 108, all are welcome.

Basketball

Ooooooh bébé! The Sr. boys basketball crew is back at it! And by “at it” we mean winning extra large while on the road at ODSS last night. Mega props to top scorer “Aidan-don’t-sing-me-a-Carroll-cuz-I’m-Mister-Downtown” who drained not 6, not 7, not 8, but 9 three-pointers — 4 of them in the 4th quarter — all to clutch that sweet dub-ya. Pats on the back to “box-’em-out” grinders, Rylan Ninaber and Cam Saunders, who sustained bloody noses in the hustle; all for the love of the game. Come cheer your Gaels on this Thursday (at home) for their final, regular season game against Bishop Mac. Be there, or be somewhere else.

Archery Club

Did you know that GC has a hidden stash of bows and arrows? Join the Archery Club for a chance to try them out! Our first meeting is this Thursday in Rm 106. All experience levels – including no experience at all- are welcome. See you there!

Girls Rugby

Attention all girls! Do you like sports? Are you interested in playing Rugby? Come to an information meeting on Monday, February 10th at 11:45 am in Rm 203! You don’t want to miss out on trying the incredible sport!

Black Student Union

Show your love for Black Future Month this Valentine’s Day! On February 14, you can buy out of your period 5 class and join in for a movie screening of the award winning movie the Hate You Give. It only costs 2.00 to buy out of class. All money raised will go towards support future events organized for the school through the Black Student Union and Alliance.  Purchase your buy- out ticket through your period five teacher today!

New Breakout Game

How well do you know your dystopian fiction? Come down to the Library Learning Commons to play a brand new Breakout Game! Escape from Dystopia! Prizes and glory to be won!

Math Contest

The next grade 9, 10, and 11 math contest is at the end of February. If you are interested in writing a math you must sign up by this Thursday, Feb 6 with Ms. Rogers in the math office. Cost is $5 per contest.

Phys-Ed

Any students that have Phys-ed this semester and have Rm 203 on their timetable please meet in the gym today.

Any students that did not empty their PHE lockers from semester one can pick up their stuff in the PHE office any time this week. Items will be donated at the end of the week.

Tuesday, February 4

Girls Hockey

The Girl’s Hockey team needs a timekeeper for today’s 3:00 PM game at Exhibition Arena. If you are interested, please speak to Ms. Moran or Mr. Young in the Math office.

IB Course Selection

A reminder to all Grade 9 IB prep students. Once your attendance has been taken in period 2, come to the AUD for your course selection presentation. Again. All gr 9 ib prep students to the AUD after attendance period 2.

Co-op

Are you interested in a career with the Canadian Forces? You can begin that career with a military co-op. An information and registration night for next year’s program will be held Wednesday, February 5 at Centennial. See the boards outside Guidance or Co-op for more details.

Choir and Band

ATTENTION ALL MUSIC STUDENTS WHO ARE HEADING TO ENGLAND IN APRIL! You MUST get in your passport, or your passport number and your legal name AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PASSPORT to Mr. Austin or Mrs. Osborne by TOMORROW AT THE ABSOLUTE LATEST. Not getting this information in will result in you not being able to go to England!!!

Fashion and The Environment

Do you want to know about how your fashion choices affect the environment? Come out to the Environment and Climate Change Club Wednesday at lunch to watch the Documentary “Fast Fashion” to find out more. That’s Wednesday at lunch in room 52.

Sports Equipment Drive

The sports equipment drive has been extended until the end of this week. So if you have any, bring in your used sports equipment except for helmets. Drop off is still outside the front office. Don’t forget to write your name and homeroom class on the sign up sheet for a chance to win a prize!

New Breakout Game

How well do you know your dystopian fiction? Come down to the Library Learning Commons to play a brand new Breakout Game! Escape from Dystopia! Prizes and glory to be won!

Math Contest

The next grade 9, 10, and 11 math contest is at the end of February. If you are interested in writing a math you must sign up by this Thursday, Feb 6 with Ms. Rogers in the math office. Cost is $5 per contest.

Phys-Ed

Any students that have Phys-ed this semester and have Rm 203 on their timetable please meet in the gym today.

Any students that did not empty their PHE lockers from semester one can pick up their stuff in the PHE office any time this week. Items will be donated at the end of the week.

Jr./Sr. Boys Rugby

GCVI’s ‘Try Rugby’ Night will take place tomorrow evening at 8:00pm in the Main Gym.  Here’s a chance for any and all boys to come try their hands (and feet!) at the sport of rugby. 

No experience is required and new players are ALWAYS welcome. Don’t leave high school without testing your mettle in North America’s fastest-growing sport.

Parents are welcome to attend and coaches will be on-hand to answer any questions. Come be a part of the successful tradition of Rugby at GCVI!

Black Student Union

Show your love for Black Future Month this Valentine’s Day! On February 14, you can buy out of your period 5 class and join in for a movie screening of the award winning movie the Hate You Give. It only costs 2.00 to buy out of class. All money raised will go towards support future events organized for the school through the Black Student Union and Alliance.  Purchase your buy- out ticket through your period five teacher today!

Monday, February 3

Volunteering for Grade 8 Parent Night

Reminder to all Grade 8 Parent Night Volunteers! There will be a brief meeting in Rm 215 TODAY at 12 noon! See you there!

Chamber Choir

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS OF CHAMBER CHOIR! It’s a new semester, and you know what that means… we’re kicking it off right tonight with a long, grueling REHEARSAL until 5pm! That’s all members of chamber choir, you have an absolutely MANDATORY rehearsal tonight in the music room until 5pm! See you soon!

Sr. Band

There is a 100% mandatory Sr. Band practice today at lunch in the music room. This is our final rehearsal before the Ontario Band Festival next week. All members must attend this rehearsal.

Cheer

Reminder that there is a Cheer practice at the front of the AUD today from 3:30-5.

Phys-Ed

Any students that have Phys-ed this semester and have Rm 203 on their timetable please meet in the gym today.

Any students that did not empty their PHE lockers from semester one can pick up their stuff in the PHE office any time this week. Items will be donated at the end of the week.

Jr./Sr. Boys Rugby

GCVI’s ‘Try Rugby’ Night will take place tomorrow evening at 8:00pm in the Main Gym.  Here’s a chance for any and all boys to come try their hands (and feet!) at the sport of rugby. 

No experience is required and new players are ALWAYS welcome. Don’t leave high school without testing your mettle in North America’s fastest-growing sport.

Parents are welcome to attend and coaches will be on-hand to answer any questions. Come be a part of the successful tradition of Rugby at GCVI!

DECA

There is a mandatory DECA meeting for all members going to provincials on Thursday, today at the start of lunch in room 153. Everyone must attend to collect padfolio and lanyards.

Black Student Union

Show your love for Black Future Month this Valentine’s Day! On February 14, you can buy out of your period 5 class and join in for a movie screening of the award winning movie the Hate You Give. It only costs 2.00 to buy out of class. All money raised will go towards support future events organized for the school through the Black Student Union and Alliance.  Purchase your buy- out ticket through your period five teacher today!

Thursday, January 23

Exams

The first official exam day is Friday, January 24th starting at 9:00 am. All period 1 classes will have a final assessment on that day. Period 2 will take place on Monday, January 27th, Period 4 Exams on Tuesday, January 28th and Period 5 exams will take place on Wednesday, January 29th.

A reminder during Final Assessment Days

  1. Ensure you have returned all instructional material to the library before your exam. If you woe a fee or have not returned instructional material, you will need to report to the library after your exam.
  2. During exams, students should not be in the halls between 9:00 and 11:30 am. If you need anything from your locker, make sure that you have it with you before going to to your exam or wait until 11:30 am. It’s important that students in the building have a quiet environment to complete their exams. When you have  finished your exam and have been dismissed by your teacher you may either leave the building to go home and study for your next exam, or go to the library or cafeteria for quiet study. Note that the buses do run at regular times.
  3. The Library will be open for quiet study from 8:30-12 pm each day of exams.

We wish you all the best with your exams.

Exams in the Resource Room

Students who use the Resource room, if you would like to write your exams in the Resource Room, please speak with your classroom teacher ASAP to sign up

Wednesday, January 22

Music

Reminder to all music students going in the trip to England. Your cookie dough fundraiser forms are due tomorrow. Please bring all completed forms to the music by Thursday.

Tuesday, January 21

Materials Owing

It’s that time of year again. The Library has posted a list of students who have Materials Owing. This means if you have overdue books, library fines, if you owe something from any of your classes; your name will appear on the list. The list is updated and posted daily in the Library as well as sent to all teachers. Please see Ms. Wilken in the Library to clear your name and if you have any questions.

Computer Contests

Attention all computer programmers! The Canadian Computing Competition is fast approaching!  The cost is $8. Sign up with Ms. Powers or Ms. Klaassen in the math office by Friday, January 24th. Check out the math contest Google Classroom for more information.

Exams

The first official exam day is Friday, January 24th starting at 9:00am. All period 1 classes will have a final assessment on that day. Period 2 will take place on Monday, January 27th, Period 4 Exams on Tuesday, January 28th and Period 5 exams will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. We wish you all the best with your exams.

Exams in the Resource Room

Students who use the Resource room, if you would like to write your exams in the Resource Room, please speak with your classroom teacher ASAP to sign up.

Co-Op

Are you interested in a career with the Canadian Forces? You can begin that career with a military co-op. An information and registration night for next year’s program will be held Wednesday, February 5 at Centennial. See the boards outside Guidance or Co-op for more details.

Are you graduating in January or leaving GCVI to join the workforce? Conestoga College is offering 3 free pre-apprenticeship programs in the spring. Spots are available in the following programs: Industrial Millwright/Electrical, Truck & Coach/Heavy Equipment Technician, or Cabinetmaker/General Carpenter. Tuition, school supplies and tools are covered. See Guidance or Ms. McCusker in co-op right away for more details.

Monday, January 20

Swim team

Attention swim team. There are no swim practices this week. Please check the Google Classroom for updates on future practices.

Debate Club

Debate Club is finished for this semester. We will resume our meetings in February. Stay tuned for an announcement indicating our first meeting of semester two. Thanks!

HOSA

Hey HOSA members! Reminder that  payments are due today. If you are unable to pay on school cash online you can bring cash or a cheque to Ms. Brandt. See you after exams!

Boys Rugby

To all Junior and Senior Boys Rugby players looking to attend this year’s overnight training weekend at Camp Woodeden, permission forms are now available. Please see Mr. Robinson or Mr. Young at 11:45am today in Room 200A if you are interested. Remember, spots are limited to the first 40 players to register and it’s FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.  Don’t be late!

Exams

The first official exam day is Friday, January 24th starting at 9:00am. All period 1 classes will have a final assessment on that day. Period 2 will take place on Monday, January 27th, Period 4 Exams on Tuesday, January 28th and Period 5 exams will take place on Wednesday, January 29th. We wish you all the best with your exams

Exams in the Resource Room

Students who use the Resource room, if you would like to write your exams in the Resource Room, please speak with your classroom teacher ASAP to sign up.

Co-Op

Are you interested in a career with the Canadian Forces? You can begin that career with a military co-op. An information and registration night for next year’s program will be held Wednesday, February 5 at Centennial. See the boards outside Guidance or Co-op for more details.

Are you graduating in January or leaving GCVI to join the workforce? Conestoga College is offering 3 free pre-apprenticeship programs in the spring. Spots are available in the following programs: Industrial Millwright/Electrical, Truck & Coach/Heavy Equipment Technician, or Cabinetmaker/General Carpenter. Tuition, school supplies and tools are covered. See Guidance or Ms. McCusker in co-op right away for more details.

Computer Contests

Attention all computer programmers! The Canadian Computing Competition is fast approaching!  The cost is $8. Sign up with Ms. Powers or Ms. Klaassen in the math office by Friday, January 24th. Check out the math contest Google Classroom for more information.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

In the hallways, you will have seen red dresses hanging. Each dress, with an attached profile, represents an indigenous woman that has been missing or murdered. Indigenous women are 4 times more likely to be murdered than Non-Indigenous women. According to the RCMP there has been record of 1181 missing or murdered Indigenous women, but their families and government inquiry says more than 4000. Every month, 3 Indigenous woman are murdered and that hasn’t changed since 2016. So what’s being done? The Red Dress Movement was started to get people talking and starting conversations about this issue. It’s important to keep their spirits alive and bring as much awareness as we can.

Friday, January 17

HOSA

Hey HOSA members! There will be no meeting today at lunch. If you have not returned your trip forms, please bring them either to Ms. Brandt in the phys Ed office or Ashna today at lunch in room 153. Payments are due on January 20th. Make sure you are keeping on track with your ACTO training packs.

Football

A big congratulations to the following athletes for being named to the 2019 District 10 Football all-stars team: Anakin Guthrie, Peyton Garvin, Johnny Wegman, Ben Boddy, Gabe Tersigni, Enzo Njo and Aidan Carroll.

Thursday, January 16

Science Olympics

Attention Science Olympians! This week we will have a short meeting to sign up for the Centennial Science Olympics.  Get there early – it will be first come first served. All are welcome. See you at lunch in room 108.

MADE

If you received a gold invitation to the MADE Integrated Arts Program information meetings, please join us TODAY in room 215 at 11:45. If you did not receive an invitation and you are interested in hearing about the MADE integrated Arts program – please come and join us at lunch. You do not need an invitation to attend the meeting. 

Tutoring Course

This is just a reminder to all those students who were invited to attend the information meeting about the Tutoring course for next year to come to Room 204 Today OR Friday at the start of lunch.  And hey! If you didn’t get an invitation but a) you are interested in finding out more about the Tutoring course OR b) this announcement seems mysteriously intriguing, then come out to either info meeting. 

Music

There is a rehearsal today at lunch in the music room for any Sr. Band members who are playing the 2nd movement of Grant Them Eternal Rest. That is all percussion, piano, and solo flute.

Computer Contests

Attention all computer programmers! The Canadian Computing Competition is fast approaching! The cost is $8. Sign up with Ms. Powers or Ms. Klaassen in the math office by Friday, January 24th. Check out the math contest Google Classroom for more information.

Co-op

Are you interested in a career with the Canadian Forces? You can begin that career with a military co-op. An information and registration night for next year’s program will be held Wednesday, February 5 at Centennial. See the boards outside Guidance or Co-op for more details.

Are you graduating in January or leaving GCVI to join the workforce? Conestoga College is offering 3 free pre-apprenticeship programs in the spring. Spots are available in the following programs: Industrial Millwright/Electrical, Truck & Coach/Heavy Equipment Technician, or Cabinetmaker/General Carpenter. Tuition, school supplies and tools are covered. See Guidance or Ms. McCusker in co-op right away for more details.

Tuesday, January 14

Drama Council

To all Directors of the Variety Show sketches-Please join Drama Council today at lunch in the AUD to put away your props and costumes. We don’t want them to get lost in the void, so come today at lunch to pick them up!

Exams in the Resource Room

Attention students who use the Resource Room; if you would like to write your exams in the Resource Room, please speak with your classroom ASAP to sign up.

Library

It’s that time of year again. The Library has posted a list of students who have Materials Owing. This means if you have overdue books, library fines, if you owe something from any of your classes; your name will appear on the list. The list is updated and posted daily in the Library as well as sent to all teachers. Please see Ms. Wilken in the Library to clear your name and if you have any questions.

Music

The Jr. Band practice today at lunch has been cancelled. Rehearsals will resume after the exam break. Instead there will be a stage band rehearsal today at lunch. All members need to attend.

Science Olympics

Attention Science Olympians! This week we will have a short meeting to sign up for the Centennial Science Olympics.  Get there early – it will be first come first served. All are welcome. See you at lunch in room 108.

MADE

If you received a gold invitation to the MADE Integrated Arts Program information meetings, please join us on  THURSDAY this week in room 215 at 11:45. If you did not receive an invitation and you are interested in hearing about the MADE integrated Arts program – please come and join us at lunch. You do not need an invitation to attend the meeting. 

Monday, January 13

Debate

Hey Debaters! There will be a debate meeting at lunch today in room 206. See you there!

Sr. Band Rehearsal

Reminder that there is a full Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. This is our final rehearsal before the exam break and we have our first festival on February 11th. 

This is a reminder to all students going on the music trip to England that your second payment and passports are passed due. Please submit those to Mr. Austin or Ms. Osborne immediately.

Chamber Choir

WELCOME BACK, ALL MEMBERS OF CHAMBER CHOIR! YES!! You have rehearsal tonight after school until 5pm!! All members must attend and stay for the entirety of the rehearsal since we are gearing up for festival season! That’s all members of chamber choir, you have rehearsal after school today until 5pm! See you then!

Guidance

University Applications are due this Wednesday, January 15. If you haven’t picked up your PIN from Guidance, do that today and get your application submitted asap. 

Students must apply on the OUAC website with form 101. There are links and tutorials on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom page. Don’t wait until Wednesday! 

Every year the OUAC server is overwhelmed on the final day and the system could crash. Don’t procrastinate. Get this done today!

Sports Equipment Drive

Hey GC! Don’t forget, the sports equipment drive is happening all through this week, so don’t forget bring in any sports equipment you would like to donate. Donations are accepted in the Main Office from 8:30 until right after announcements and after school from 3:15 to 4.

Friday, January 10

Boys Basketball Volunteer

The Boys Basketball team is looking for a second score keeping crew to help with games for January. If you are looking for some volunteer hours come and see Mr. Waterfield in the Phys Ed office.

Sports Equipment Planning Committee

If you got any new sports equipment over the break or just want to donate some old gear, don’t forget about the sports equipment drive happening all through next week. You can drop off your sports equipment in front of the office from 8:30-9 before school or 3:15-4 after school, then your homeroom will be recorded and the top 3 homerooms will receive prizes. Reminder, all sports gear is accepted, except for helmets and as long as it is in usable condition.

Thursday, January 9

LINK Crew

A reminder to the LINK Crew members who are assisting with the planning of this month’s Cookies and Cram event of our meeting today at lunch.  The meeting will begin at 12:45 in Rm. 251. Feel free to bring your lunch.

GCVI Music

There is a mandatory meeting for all music students going on the trip to England today at the beginning of lunch in the music room. We will be going over final fundraiser information, as well as final payments, and travel details. All students going on the trip must attend this meeting. No exceptions.

Following the England meeting there will be a meeting for the competition drumline. We will be going over rehearsal dates and you will get your music.

Girls Hockey

This is a reminder to girls hockey players needing a cab over to West End Rec Centre this morning to get your equipment and be at the Arnold street entrance for 9:05 am this morning. Don’t be late!

Junior Boys Rugby

All Junior Boys (that’s Grades 9 and 10) that are looking to play rugby this spring should attend a brief sign-up and information meeting TODAY at 11:45 in ROOM 202. No experience required; new players are always welcome. Don’t leave high school without testing your mettle in North America’s fastest-growing sport.

That’s TODAY at 11:45 in ROOM 202. Bring your lunch.

Wednesday, January 8

Music Field Trip

If you are a music student who is going on the McMaster University LIVELab field trip today, please head to the school buses at the Arnold Street entrance now. That’s all music students who are going on the McMaster University LIVELab field trip today, please head to the school buses at the Arnold Street entrance now.

Senior Boys Rugby

All Senior Boys (that’s Grades 11, 12, and 12+) that are looking to play rugby this spring should attend a brief sign-up and information meeting TODAY at 11:45 in ROOM 202. No experience required; new players are always welcome. Don’t leave high school without testing your mettle in North America’s fastest-growing sport.

Nintendo Club

Attention Video Gamers- Nintendo Club will be running TODAY, during lunch in Rm 202. Please bring your witch, games and controllers if you have them.

Senior Boys Basketball

The Senior Boys Basketball game was as close as close can be; a nail-biter from start to finish! But your GAELS practiced over the holiday, ensuring they didn’t lose their touch. Big congrats to top scorer Rylan Ninaber and all the Senior Boys for their single point win over Lourdes. Keep it up, you can do it, Go team go!

Boys Basketball Volunteer

The Boys Basketball team is looking for a second score keeping crew to help with games for January. If you are looking for some volunteer hours come and see Mr. Waterfield in the Phys Ed office.

Rowing Team

Are you looking to get involved with a new sport? Maybe for cross-training, or to lead a healthier lifestyle? Do you love water? Well rowing could be the sport for you! Rowing is a full-body workout and the team welcomes competitive and non-competitive athletes. Come to a no-commitment meeting on Wednesday January 8 at 6:30 pm at the YMCA. You’ll learn about the winter training and spring season, as well as meet the coaches and athletes. Once again, there is a no commitment meeting for anyone interested in rowing on Wednesday the 8th at 6:30 at the YMCA. If you didn’t hear this announcement, there are several posters around the school. See you there!

Sports Equipment Planning Committee

If you got any new sports equipment over the break or just want to donate some old gear, don’t forget about the sports equipment drive happening all through next week. You can drop off your sports equipment in front of the office from 8:30-9 before school or 3:15-4 after school, then your homeroom will be recorded and the top 3 homerooms will receive prizes. Reminder, all sports gear is accepted, except for helmets and as long as it is in usable condition.

White Pine

Hey White Piners!  Reminder that the first meeting of White Pine is this TODAY in the library seminar room.  We will be talking about SYNCHRO BOY with our guest presenter Ms. MacGillivary. Please arrive about 5 MINUTES BEFORE NOON for this first discussion.  

Tuesday, January 7

Swim Team

To all members of the swim team attending today’s swim meet in Fergus. You are excused from class at 11:10. Please meet at the Arnold Street entrance at 11:20 to meet the bus.

Music

Reminder that there is a full Jr. Band practice today at lunch in the music room.

Reminder to all the music students going on the trip to England, your second payment is now due. Please make that payment or speak to Mr. Austin or Ms. Osborne if you need extra time.

Nintendo Club

Attention video gamers- Nintendo Club will be running tomorrow, during lunch in Rm 202. Please bring your witch, games and controllers if you have them.

White Pine

Hey White Piners!  Reminder that the first meeting of White Pine is this WEDNESDAY in the library seminar room.  We will be talking about SYNCHRO BOY with our guest presenter Ms. MacGillivary. Please arrive about 5 MINUTES BEFORE NOON for this first discussion.  

Sports Equipment Planning Committee

If you got any new sports equipment over the break or just want to donate some old gear, don’t forget about the sports equipment drive happening all through next week. You can drop off your sports equipment in front of the office from 8:30-9 before school or 3:15-4 after school, then your homeroom will be recorded and the top 3 homerooms will receive prizes. Reminder, all sports gear is accepted, except for helmets and as long as it is in usable condition.

Rowing Team

Are you looking to get involved with a new sport? Maybe for cross-training, or to lead a healthier lifestyle? Do you love water? Well rowing could be the sport for you! Rowing is a full-body workout and the team welcomes competitive and non-competitive athletes. Come to a no-commitment meeting on Wednesday January 8 at 6:30 pm at the YMCA. You’ll learn about the winter training and spring season, as well as meet the coaches and athletes. Once again, there is a no commitment meeting for anyone interested in rowing on Wednesday the 8th at 6:30 at the YMCA. If you didn’t hear this announcement, there are several posters around the school. See you there!

Monday, January 6

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Yarn Club

Yarn Club happens today at lunch ion Room 118. If you want to learn to knit or crochet, or already know and want a place to hone your skills, then we have a the place for you. No skill or expertise is needed. Come out and spend lunch with a great group of people.

Boys Basketball Volunteer

The Boys Basketball team is looking for a second score keeping crew to help with games for January. If you are looking for some volunteer hours come and see Mr. Waterfield in the Phys Ed office.

Rowing Team

Are you looking to get involved with a new sport? Maybe for cross-training, or to lead a healthier lifestyle? Do you love water? Well rowing could be the sport for you! Rowing is a full-body workout and the team welcomes competitive and non-competitive athletes. Come to a no-commitment meeting on Wednesday January 8 at 6:30 pm at the YMCA. You’ll learn about the winter training and spring season, as well as meet the coaches and athletes. Once again, there is a no commitment meeting for anyone interested in rowing on Wednesday the 8th at 6:30 at the YMCA. If you didn’t hear this announcement, there are several posters around the school. See you there!

Sports Equipment Planning Committee

If you got any new sports equipment over the break or just want to donate some old gear, don’t forget about the sports equipment drive happening all through next week. You can drop off your sports equipment in front of the office from 8:30-9 before school or 3:15-4 after school, then your homeroom will be recorded and the top 3 homerooms will receive prizes. Reminder, all sports gear is accepted, except for helmets and as long as it is in usable condition.

White Pine

Hey White Piners!  Reminder that the first meeting of White Pine is this WEDNESDAY in the library seminar room.  We will be talking about SYNCHRO BOY with our guest presenter Ms. MacGillivary. Please arrive about 5 MINUTES BEFORE NOON for this first discussion.  

Boys Rugby

Boys Rugby is BACK and we want you!Coaches Robinson and Coach invite all junior and senior boys to see why rugby is North America’s fastest-growing sport. Even if you’ve never held a ball, there is a place for you on this team.All Senior Boys (that’s Grades 11, 12, and 12+) should attend a quick information session AT LUNCH on WEDNESDAY in ROOM 202. The information session for all Junior Boys (that’s Grades 9 and 10) will be held the following day AT LUNCH on THURSDAY in ROOM 202. Come be a part of the successful tradition of Rugby at GCVI!

Chamber Choir

WELCOME BACK, ALL MEMBERS OF CHAMBER CHOIR! YES!! You have rehearsal tonight after school until 5pm!! All members must attend and stay for the entirety of the rehearsal since we are gearing up for festival season! That’s all members of chamber choir, you have rehearsal after school today until 5pm! See you then!

Swim Team

To all members of the swim team. Please check the google classroom for information about tomorrow’s swim meet in Fergus. See Ms. Robb or Mrs. Petrin at lunch today if you have any questions.

Music

Reminder that there is a Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. This will be one of our last rehearsals before the exam break so all members must attend.

Music Trip to England

This announcement is for all students going on the trip to England. Your second payment is now due. If you have not paid please do so, or if you need an extension please talk to Mr. Austin or Ms. Osborne.

Friday, December 20

A Christmas Story

Today is the last day to come down to the Library Learning Commons to solve our “A Christmas Story” Breakout Game! You may walk away with a yummy prize!

Co-Op Department

The Co-Op Department has an incredible co-op opportunity available next semester for a Grade 11, 12 or 12+ student interested in either Sports Management or Marketing. Please see one of the co-op teachers right away for more information.

HOSA

Attention all HOSA Members! There will be a short but important meeting today at the beginning of lunch. Trip forms are due today, so please bring them to the meeting. See you at lunch!

Environmental and Recycling

Attention all staff. If you have any recycling in your classroom bins that should not stay there over the break please empty it into the nearest hallway bin now. The hallway bins will be emptied by the end of the day today.

Senior Boys Basketball

Twas the night before winter break, and all through the gym; not a Gael had a bad trip – especially not Aidan Dip.

All field goals were shot with the greatest of care; in hopes that St. Nicolas (Waterfield) would appreciate their flair.

Then what to my wondering eyes should appear; but two refs – who called their best game of the year!

A little old man came cross-legged and blarin’; I knew it a moment it must be coach Aaron!

More rapid than free throws, his players all came; as he shouted the plays that soon won them their game!

On Dellan, on Jesse, on Mo, and on Rylan… on Yash, on Aidan, on Sammy, and Kristian!

Down  the court he came, curly hair flopping about; a twenty point player-of-the-game in Aidan Carroll was found!

As the boys celebrated with ginger cookies in hand; their joy and good cheer spread all through Gael-land 🙂

66 to 44 – BOOYAKASHA

Junior Boys Basketball

At the start of the season the junior boys ball team decided we would only ever win games if it was a come from behind victory. So far this season we’ve got half of that equation right – having never led a game. Well, last night was much the same as Centre Wellington took a huge lead in the first half when their 6 foot 4, 180 pound “little Godzilla” scored 10 in the first quarter. Yes it was the same as always last night….until your Junior Boys decided they were going to tear CW apart with 22 points in the second half to beat the Vikings and secure our first win 57-52!!!!! Sebastian “I just bought a lit condo Downtown” Deeves, led the way with 5 three-pointers, followed by Nathan “I am basketball” Brown with 14 points. But player of the game, has to go to Dylan “can you smell what the Rock  is cooking“ Johnston who rampaged all over CW’s big man holding him to just two wee little baskets in the fourth. Thanks for this great holiday present boys!!! I could not be more proud of you. GC loves you all!!!! ​

Thursday, December 19

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Art Club

Get creative over the holidays creating an art piece for the Insights show in April… see Ms Bell if you need info or materials.

Library Learning Commons

Make sure to come down to the Library Learning Commons this week and try to solve our “A Christmas Story” Breakout Game! Fun and Prizes to be won – Friday will be the last day!

Badminton Club

Badminton Club is cancelled this Friday after school.  We will resume again after the holiday break.

Music

Tonight the GCVI Arts Department presents our annual holiday concert and art show. Doors open at 5:30pm for an amazing art display. Concert begins at 7:00pm in the auditorium featuring the award winning GCVI Music ensembles. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Co-op

The co-op department has an incredible  opportunity available next semester for a Grade 11, 12 or 12+ student interested in either Sports Management or Marketing. Please see one of the co-op teachers right away for more information.

Wednesday, December 18

Grad Committee

HEY HEY HEY GRADS! You know what time it is? Grad wear orders can be placed TODAY, December 18th, at the back of the caf during lunch. Make sure you bring your forms and money. We’ll see you all there!

Juggling Club

Juggling Club is cancelled for the week, we will see all you Buskers in the new year!

Environment Club

If you are interested in hearing about energy consumption and energy reduction come out to the environment and climate change club meeting today in room 52. All staff and students are welcome.

Senior Boys Basketball

The Sr. Boys Basketball team had one of those games last night. One of those games where you lose a player to a rolled ankle early in. One of those games where you’re trailing by 8 at the half. One of those games where you grind hard in the third and Fourth and glide into overtime. One of those games where there’s only 1 second left(!) and the PERFECT inbound pass from Kristian Varosi finds Rylan Ninabers’s hands and he shoots a 3 to win it by 1, as the buzzer roared!!! Congrats gentlemen on one of these incredible games-Practice at 5.  Be there or be somewhere else!

Music

Reminder that there is a Stage Band rehearsal today at lunch. Last chance to work on the material for tomorrows concert. Be there.

Holiday Concert

Tomorrow night the GCVI arts department presents our annual holiday concert and arts show. The doors open to the arts display at 5:30pm. Concert begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Art Club

Get creative over the holidays creating an art piece for the Insights show in April… see Ms Bell if you need info or materials.

Tuesday, December 17

Art Club

Remember that Art Club is over for the semester… see you next semester!… listen for announcements and check the classroom for the start up date.  Get creative over the holidays creating an art piece for the Insights show in April… see Ms Bell if you need info or materials.

Badminton Club

Badminton Club is cancelled this Friday after school.  We will resume again after the holiday break.

Multicultural Club

Do you like to sing? Dance? Or just enjoy supporting your peers? Well, this announcement is for you! The Multicultural Club will e hosting yet another karaoke special this Thursday at 11:40,and you are all invited. There will be prizes, there will be fun and most importantly, there will be music.. So remember, come on up to the balcony this Thursday at lunch to be part of this super fun and open event.

Co-Op Special Programs

The co-op and Tech departments would like to congratulate the following students, who have been accepted into competitive apprenticeship programs for Semester 2 of this year. Quinton Brydges, Dora Ferrazzutti, and Matt Maynard will be completing Level 1 of their Auto Service Technician Apprenticeship at Conestoga College. Brett Reynolds will be completing his Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship training with the IBEW. These programs will give these students a headstart on their post-secondary education. If you are in Grades 10 or 11, and are interested in completing an apprenticeship in the skilled trades, make an appointment in Guidance to speak to Ms. McCusker to plan your pathway. Congrats and good luck Quinton, Dora, Matt and Brett.

Grad Committee

HEY HEY HEY GRADS! You know what time it is? Grad wear orders can be placed TODAY until December 18th, at the back of the caf during lunch. Make sure you bring your forms and money. We’ll see you all there!

Environment Club

Are you interested in understanding how much energy GCVI uses in a year? Or why it is so important to close both panes of the windows. Tomorrow the Upper Grand Energy Specialist is coming to talk to the Environmental Club to discuss all things energy. Everyone is welcome to come to room 52 at the beginning of lunch.

Library Learning Commons

Make sure to come down to the Library Learning Commons this week and try to solve our “A Christmas Story” Breakout Game! Fun and Prizes to be won – Friday will be the last day!

Monday, December 16

Art Department

Calling all students who have helped set up for ARTS NIGHT in the past!  The sign up sheet is posted in Rm. 16 if you are interested this year. Get your volunteer hours !!

Grad Committee

HEY HEY HEY GRADS! You know what time it is? Grad wear orders can be placed TODAY until December 18th, at the back of the caf during lunch. Make sure you bring your forms and money. We’ll see you all there!

Debate Club

Hey Debaters! There will be no debate club this week. We will see you in the new year!

Friday December 13

12 Holly Days

Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays GCVI, 12 Holly Days continues this week! Today is Pajama Day! Come down the caf in your comfy pjs to enjoy a Christmas movie. A reminder that next Monday is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! We want to see your Christmas sweaters so make sure to remember. Gael will be walking around at lunch for pictures. For the full Holly Hay schedule go on the Senate Instagram page @gcvisenate or look for posters around the school.

HOSA

Hey Hosa members! There will be a HOSA meeting today at lunch in room 153. See you there!

Chamber Choir

THIS IS A REMINDER FOR ALL MEMBERS OF CHAMBER CHOIR! Listen up, because this is very, very important! Our feeder school tours are Monday morning and Tuesday all day next week!!! These performances are absolutely mandatory. If you don’t have one already, please take home a permission form today and bring it back signed on Monday morning. Bus leaves at 8:15am SHARP. All details about Monday and Tuesday are posted on the Chamber Choir Classroom page. That’s all members of Chamber Choir, make sure you pick up your permission forms for the feeder school tours on Monday and Tuesday!!!

Junior Band

Reminder that there is a Jr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room and a String Ensemble rehearsal today at lunch in the small studio room. 

Sr. Band and Choir members are reminded to pick up permission forms for the elementary school tour in the music room. The buses leave at 8:30am on Monday for the first school.

Santa Cause

Mr. Gouthro wishes to thank all the classes who are involved in the Santa Cause. Teachers, you should find an email from Mr. Gouthro with some information today as well as a link to the document where you can find out about the child that you are paired up with. Please read the full email as there is some important information in there about the process. Thanks for helping to make the holidays a little brighter for 38 young people in your city!!

Grad Committee

HEY HEY HEY GRADS! You know what time it is? Grad wear orders can be placed TODAY until December 18th, at the back of the caf during lunch. Make sure you bring your forms and money. We’ll see you all there!

Sr. Boys Basketball

Awwww Yeaaah Bboiiiiz!! The Sr Boys Basketball team brought home a monster win against ODSS last night. EVERYONE was on the scoreboard contributing to the glorious victory. Major props to Rylan Ninaber who scored 33 points!! 34 would have been better, but it’s OK, you can try harder at today’s U of G tourney. Please excuse the Sr. Boys from their afternoon classes, gentlemen, meet at the gym at 12:30 to sort rides to the University.

Candy Grams

Candy canes candy canes candy canes, Rudolph and his reindeer friends sure do love candy canes. Do you wanna share your holly jolly festive and fun holiday spirit with your friends and keep your bank positive! If the answer is yes yes yes than random acts of kindness has you covered! Come by at the back of the caf  today to buy your candy grams for 1 for a dollar and 2 for a dollar 50! The reindeer’s and your friends both think candy grams is a brilliant idea!

Thursday, December 12

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Ambassadors

To all ambassadors signed up to help out with our students visiting from Brazil, please come to our meeting today at the start of lunch in room 54.

DECA

Attention all  members, there is a meeting today at lunch in room 153! A big thank you to all our  members that attended the GCVI/Centennial DECA meeting yesterday after school!

Science Olympics

Are you a Star Wars Fan? Have you ever imagined yourself blowing up the death star? Come to the Science Olympics meeting today and use a laser and mirrors to hit the target. All are welcome today at lunch in Rm 108.

12 Holly Days

Ho ho ho! Happy holidays GCVI, 12 holly days continues this week! Today athletic council is running a teacher wrapping competition in the cafeteria come by at 12. Participation is a first come first serve basis, so if u wish to participate come quickly! A reminder that this Friday is pajama day. That’s right pajama day, come dressed in ur cozy pajama and enjoy a Christmas movie played in the cafeteria at lunch! For the full holly day schedule go on the senate Instagram page @gcvisenate or look for posters around the school!

Candy Grams

Candy canes candy canes candy canes, Rudolph and his reindeer friends sure do love candy canes. Do you wanna share your holly jolly festive and fun holiday spirit with your friends and keep your bank positive! If the answer is yes yes yes than random acts of kindness has you covered! Come by at the back of the caf  today to buy your candy grams for 1 for a dollar and 2 for a dollar 50! The reindeer’s and your friends both think candy grams is a brilliant idea!

Music

Reminder that the auditions for the 2020 competition drumline are happening today at lunch in the music room. New members are always welcome. See you today at lunch.

Reminder to all Jr. Band members that your rehearsal has been rescheduled for Friday at lunch in the music room.

All GCVI Music students going on the elementary school tour are reminded to stop by the music room and pick up their permission forms today.

Library Learning Commons

It’s finally here! Come down to the Library Learning Commons to try and solve the “A Christmas Story” Breakout Box! – here until the winter break. You will need to use your wits to win a special prize!  We “triple-dog dare you”!

Wednesday, December 11

Environment and Climate Change Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in Rm 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome!

Nintendo Club

Hey Video Gamers –  just a reminder that Nintendo Club is today at lunch in Rm 202.

DECA

Attention all DECA members, a reminder that the GCVI-Centennial meeting is today after school in the Auditorium! Please be there by 4:15!

12 Holly Days

Happy Holidays GCVI, 12 Holly Days continues this week! Today the door decorating competition has finally arrived! To be entered into the competition, for your class to win a prize, your door MUST be decorated by 3:30 pm. Tomorrow the Athletic Council is running a teach wrapping competition in the cafeteria , come by to watch or participate.

A reminder that this Friday is Pajama Day. For the full Holly Day schedule go on the Senate Instagram page @gcvisenate or look for posters around the school!

Sr. Boys Basketball

Oh maaaan, does the Sr Boys Basketball ever know heartbreak. A narrow defeat after a grueling, double overtime, back-and-forth battle was not the way any Gael wanted to end their evening. Alas, sometimes, “demsdabreaks”. The fellas fought hard to the bitter end and should be mega proud of their efforts, as they’re looking more and more like a team with every passing quarter. Practice today at 5 pm!

Junior Boys Basketball

Last night your Jr. Boys Basketball team let the league know the are for reals with a superb win over St. James. Akash played as big as Shaq, Nate balled so hard he fouled out and Sebastian ‘They call me Mr. Downtown” Deeves drained four threes! Fantastic work boys!! All well deserved 65-57 victory!

Library Learning Commons

t’s finally here! Come down to the Library Learning Commons to try and solve the “A Christmas Story” Breakout Box! – here until the winter break. You will need to use your wits to win a special prize!  We “triple-dog dare you”!

Art Department

Calling all students who have helped set up for ARTS NIGHT in the past!  The sign up sheet is posted in Rm. 16 if you are interested this year. Get your volunteer hours !!

Grad Committee

HEY HEY HEY GRADS! You know what time it is? Grad wear orders can be placed TODAY until December 18th, at the back of the caf during lunch. Make sure you bring your forms and money. We’ll see you all there!

Music

Reminder that there is a Stage Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room and a Sr. Band practice today after school. These are our final rehearsals before our upcoming concerts so all members must attend these rehearsals.

The Jr. Band practice that was cancelled yesterday has been rescheduled for Friday at lunch.

Tuesday, December 10

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Girls Hockey

The girls hockey game has been cancelled today. There will be a mandatory meeting in Rm. 212 immediately following Period 2.

DECA

There will be a meeting at lunch today! Don’t forget your donut order forms!

Nintendo Club

Hey video gamers- just a reminder that Nintendo Club is tomorrow at lunch in Rm 202. Please remember to bring your Switch, games and controllers if you have them.

Christmas Lunch

The Christmas lunch will be held on Thursday, December 12. Students and staff are able to purchase tickets now. For only $10 you will get  a full turkey dinner including dessert. Ticket holders will be served first so please buy your tickets now.

Art Department

Calling all students who have helped set up for ARTS NIGHT in the past!  The sign up sheet is posted in Rm. 16 if you are interested this year. Get your volunteer hours !!

Library Learning Commons

It’s finally here! Come down to the Library Learning Commons to try and solve the “A Christmas Story” Breakout Box! – here until the winter break. You will need to use your wits to win a special prize!  We “triple-dog dare you”!

Monday, December 9

Chamber Choir

There is a Chamber Choir rehearsal tonight after school until 5pm. Please be there as we have a concert next week!

Debate

Hey debaters! There will be a debate meeting today at lunch in room 206. See you there!

SHSM

Do you want to be a firefighter?  Or work in Law Enforcement? Are you in Grade 11 or 12? Then SHSM has a training day FOR YOU! Come out and learn all about emergency response and management on Tuesday, Dec 10.  Go to guidance today to sign up and get your permission form. Spots are filling up fast!

Library Learning Commons

It’s finally here! Come down to the Library Learning Commons to try and solve the “A Christmas Story” Breakout Box! – here until the winter break. You will need to use your wits to win a special prize!  We “triple-dog dare you”!

Music

There is a full Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. We will be going over all the music for our elementary school tour next week. Jr. Band members who are interested in joining us for those performances should come to practice today. Instrument parts will be assigned based on availability.

Friday, December 6

Environmental Club

Anyone who has a donation to the clothing and book swap please bring it down to the table outside the main office right after announcements. Today is the last day of collection and swapping will happen on Monday through Wednesday next week.

Drama Council

A reminder that Drama Council will be meeting today at lunch.

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members! There will be a short but important HOSA meeting today at the start of lunch in room 153. See you all there!

Girls Hockey Team

A huge congratulations to the Girls Hockey team for an incredible game against Ross. Sarah Hughson was player of the game for coming in clutch in net when we found ourselves without a goalie. Damara Marshall and Ellie Te Nyenhuis fought hard for our goals. Way to go Gaels!

Basketball

The Senior Boys Basketball team battled hard against the undefeated CCVI Spartans yesterday evening. They say bad things happen in threes, and so perhaps the fellas were destined for their third loss… still, the game saw huge defensive swipes form Mo Tallat and Rylan Ninaber, great passes and tenacious spirit form Aiden Dip and Jesse Bauman, smooth assists by Kristian Varosi and fourth quarter drains by Omar Thaher. Gentlemen, next practice is Monday after school.

After a solid first half, the Junior Boys suffered a tough defeat at CCVI last night. Please excuse the boys at 1:20 for their tournament. Go Gaels!

Science Department

Thank you to those of you who came on the Conestoga college trip yesterday. The college let us know that we were among the best schools they have have ever had come for a tour!  Feedback from the students has also been very positive. Many students were impressed by the diversity of programs offered in colleges today. If you did not have a chance to join us, we plan to run the trip again second semester.  Stay tuned for announcements.

SHSM

Do you want to be a firefighter?  Or work in Law Enforcement? Are you in Grade 11 or 12? Then SHSM has a training day FOR YOU! Come out and learn all about emergency response and management on Tuesday, Dec 10.  Go to guidance today to sign up and get your permission form. Spots are filling up fast!

National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, December 6, Canada recognizes as National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. 

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre – the day an angry young man, walked into an engineering class at a Montreal University with a semi-automatic rifle and shot 24 women, killing 14 of them. This man specifically targeted women because he believed they had no place in an engineering classroom.

For the 14 women killed at L’ecole Polytechnique University simply because they were women in an engineering class;

For the women and girls around the world who still face violence and challenges to getting an education;

For the 8 women and 2 men killed in the Toronto Van attack last year because one man was angry at women;

For the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous Girls and Women in Canada; 

For all women and girls who face hatred and violence simply because they are women –  please remain silent for the reading of the names of the victims of the Dec 6, 1989 Montreal Massacre:

Maryse Laganière 

Sonia Pelletier 

Anne-Marie Lemay 

Maryse Leclair 

Michèle Richard 

Annie St-Arneault 

Nathalie Croteau 

Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (Cluesnick widodgewick)

Thursday, December 5

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The GSA meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Environmental Club

Anyone who has a donation to the clothing and book swap please bring it down to the table outside the main office right after announcements. Friday will be the last day of collection and swapping will happen on Monday through Wednesday next week.

Chess Club

The Chess Club is having a blitz tournament this Friday December 6. Games are 3 minutes long . Sign up on the door of room 202 anytime this week. And if you are signed up, remember to come on Friday!

Music

All members of the drumline performing at the Gospel concert next weekend are asked to come to a quick meeting in the music room at the beginning of lunch.

Tuesday, December 3

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

CELP

If you are interested in learning more about CELP (Community Environmental Leadership Program), a representative will be here today December 3rd at lunch in the back of the caf to provide more information about this great program.

Guidance

Attention students – the drop date for a current course is TODAY. You have until end of day today to drop a course so that it does not show on your official school transcript. Come to Guidance to discuss your options if you need.

Environmental Club

Anyone who has a donation to the clothing and book swap please bring it down to the table outside the main office right after announcements.

Chess Club

The chess club is having a blitz tournament this Friday December 6. Games are 3 minutes long . Sign up on the door of room 202 anytime this week. And if you are signed up, remember to come on Friday!

Music

Reminder that there is a full Jr. Band practice today at lunch in the music room. Just two more weeks until our first performance!

Monday, December 2

Music

Reminder that there is a full Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Just 2 more weeks until our holiday concert so call members music attend this rehearsal.

Environment Club

Did you know that 70 million trees are cut down each year for the fast fashion industry? For every kilogram of fabric produced, 23 kg of greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. Come support environmentally sustainable practices by donating your gently used clothes to the clothing and book swap. Anyone who has a donation to the clothing and book swap please bring it down to the table outside the main office right after announcements.

Science Field Trip

Want to go on a field trip to Conestoga college?

Conestoga college offers a wide variety of programs ranging from degrees to apprenticeships in fields such as Health, Technology and Engineering.  Go and learn what college has to offer! See a science teacher for a permission form and sign up in Guidance. There are extra forms on the science office door.  Remember that it is first come first served. If there are still spots available, you can sign up tomorrow MORNING.

Guidance

If you are interested in learning more about CELP (Community Environmental Leadership Program), a representative will be here tomorrow Tuesday December 3rd at lunch in the back of the caf to provide more information about this great program.

Course Drop Dates

Attention students – the drop date for a current course is tomorrow Tuesday December 3rd. You have until tomorrow to drop a course so that it does not show on your official school transcript. Come to Guidance to discuss your options if you need.

Chess Club

The chess club is having a blitz tournament this Friday December 6. Games are 3 minutes long . Sign up on the door of room 202 anytime this week. And if you are signed up, remember to come on Friday!

Thursday, November 28

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Wrestling

Congratulations to the following GCVI wrestlers who competed yesterday at Centre Wellington;

Taking Bronze – Michaela Rankin, Subomi Jilani and Peyton Garvin

Winning Silver – Hy Ho, Mia Culpa, Cal Abunga, Tanner Hill, Cole Coghill, Jananey Rajagopalan, Max Buchholz and Raphaelle Arabadjian

Bringing Home the Gold – Logan Cako, Tristan Cako, Poppy Goode, and Victoria Shields

Congratulations to Colette Even who tied her first match.

Yearbook

Have a grad quote in mind? Pick up a slip in the staff room during grad photos or from the envelope outside of yearbook. Return your quote to the folder outside of the Yearbook room by December 2nd. Dont’ want to do it on paper? Than dm ACTA NOSTRA with your quote and first and last name. Just remember no quote equals generic quote in book and do you want that? Nooooo!

Environment Club

Hey GC, did you know it takes 2700 litres of water just to make one pair of jeans? That’s 5400 regular water bottles! Bring in your gently used clothing and books to donate next week. Then come to the Clothing and Book swap happening between December 9th to the 11th in the hallways around the auditorium to combat the environmental impacts of the clothing industry and practice sustainable fashion.

Science Department

Want to go on a field trip to Conestoga college?

Conestoga college offers a wide variety of programs ranging from degrees to apprenticeships in fields such as Health, Technology and Engineering.  Go and learn what college has to offer! See a science teacher for a permission form and sign up in Guidance.

Guidance

If you are interested in learning more about CELP (Community Environmental Leadership Program), a representative will be here on Tuesday December 3rd at lunch in the back of the cafeteria to provide more information about this great program.

Attention students – the drop date for a current course is Tuesday December 3rd. Now that you have your midterm report cards, you have until Tuesday next week to drop a course so that it does not show on your official school transcript. Come to Guidance to discuss your options if you need.

Music

Are you interested in joining the award winning GCVI competition drumline? Come to a very important meeting today at lunch in the music room. You will be receiving your audition information as well as rehearsal dates. New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, November 27

Environmental Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome.

Nintendo Club

Hey Video Gamers! Nintendo Club is today at lunch in Rm 202. Come on out for some multi player games on the switch.

Senior Boys Basketball

Your Sr Boys basketball team is undefeated! There’s only been one game, but there’s no denying that its a smokin’ HOT start to what’s bound to be a remarkable season. Clutch drains by “Hot Hands” Rylan Ninamber, Dellen Ahmad and Christian Varosi -who scored 15, 14 and 12 points respectively- kept the game alive. Let’s not forget Cameron Saunders who was a monster at the free throw line, draining 5 in a row. It was a back and forth battle, but your Gaels brought home a big W!

Junior Boys Basketball

The Jr Boys basketball team suffered a tough loss last night at Centre Wellington but some great rebounding and some beautiful shooting suggest a good season ahead. Practice today after school.

Science Department

Want to go on a field trip to Conestoga college?

Conestoga college offers a wide variety of programs ranging from degrees to apprenticeships in fields such as Health, Technology and Engineering.  Go and learn what college has to offer! See a science teacher for a permission form and sign up in Guidance.

Drumline

Are you interested in joining the award winning GCVI  competition drumline? Come to an important meeting Thursday at lunch in the music room for audition details. New members are always welcome.

Music

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

Tuesday, November 26

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Environmental Club

Do you have some gently used clothes and books lying around the house that could be used by someone else? All next week the environmental club will be collecting clothes and books for our second annual Clothing and Book Swap. Donations will be accepted all next week and the swap will occur the following week, December 9, 10 and 11.

Music

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

Drumline

Are you interested in becoming part of the award winning GCVI competition drumline? Come to an important meeting Thursday at lunch in the music room to pick up audition material. New members are welcome!

Basketball

Junior and Senior Boys Basketball player- we need your forms! Senior Boys bring you paperwork to Ms. Kemila in Rm 106 at lunch and Junior Boys to Mr. Osterberg in the History office at lunch!

Library

Want to make your own personalized button to pin on your jacket or backpack?  Then come on down to the library! For 50 cents you can make your own button!

Monday, November 25

Debate Club

Hey Debaters! There will be a debate club meeting today at lunch in room 206. See you there!

Basketball

Junior and Senior Boys Basketball player- we need your forms! Senior Boys bring you paperwork to Ms. Kemila in Rm 106 at lunch and Junior Boys to Mr. Osterberg in the History office at lunch!

Yearbook

Have a grad quote in mind? Pick up a slip in the staff room during grad photos or from the envelope outside of yearbook. Return your quote to the folder outside of the yearbook room by December 2nd. Don’t want to do it on paper? Than dm ACTA NOSTRA with your quote and first and last name. Just remember no quote equals generic quote in book and do you want that? Nooooo! 

Library

Want to make your own personalized button to pin to your jacket or backpack? Then come on down to the Library! For 50 cents you can make your own button!

Friday November 22

HOSA

Hey HOSA members, we will not be having a meeting today. See you next week!

Basketball

Junior and Senior Boys Basketball player- we need your forms! Senior Boys bring you paperwork to Ms. Kemila in Rm 106 at lunch and Junior Boys to Mr. Osterberg in the History office at lunch!

Thursday, November 21

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The GSA meets today at 11:40 in Rm 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals.

GCVI Variety Show

Calling all writers and performers! Would you like to have something you created performed as part of the GCVI variety show in January? Look on the doors of the Aud for more info, or come to the Aud today at lunch to talk about your ideas, gets script feedback and talk about next steps.

Wrestling

The Wrestling team competed in their first early bird wrestling tournament yesterday in Erin. Gold medals went to Cole Coghill, Jananey Rajagopalan, Nikola Topper Dixon, Raphaelle Arabadjian, Wyatt Dolderman, Adib Mazloumi and Subomi Jilani. Silver medals went to Noel Berardine, Carmen Reed and Gavyn Shellhorn. Bronze medals went to Logan Cako and Victoria Shields.

Other Top Six Finishes went to Tanner Hill, Jade Wilcox, Edwin Chho, Kyra Coghill and Hugh Wilson. Congratulations to all wrestlers.

Reminder, there is a practice this evening at GCVI starting at 5:15.

Library

Want to make your own personalized button to pin to your jacket or backpack? Then come on down to the Library! For 50 cents you can make your own button!

MADE

A reminder to all students enrolled in MADE next semester: there is an important information meeting TONIGHT at 7:00 at GCVI in room 215. Please speak to Ms. McCullough in room 215 if you can’t make the meeting. MADE meeting Thursday night – don’t forget!

Yearbook

Have a grad quote in mind? Pick up a slip in the staff room during grad photos or from the envelope outside of yearbook. Return your quote to the folder outside of the yearbook room by December 2nd. Don’t want to do it on paper? Than dm ACTA NOSTRA with your quote and first and last name. Just remember no quote equals generic quote in book and do you want that? Nooooo! 

DECA

A reminder to DECA members going to Provincials, permissions forms and online payment are due TODAY.

Music

There is a mandatory meeting today at lunch in the music room for all students going on the trip to England.

Math Department

Are you a Grade 10, 11, or 12 student who is capable in mathematics, patient, and willing to work with these Grade 9 students to prepare for EQAO?  Do you like pizza? If so, please bring your lunch to an information meeting on Tuesday, November 26 at noon in Room 109 or speak to Mr. McMillan. Volunteer hours are available.  Your assistance would be valuable in helping to elevate the success of our Grade 9 students!

Wednesday, November 20

Stage Crew

The Stage Crew will continue paining in Aud today. Please come out at lunch if you are able to.

Senior Boys Basketball

Please return all for forms ASAP to Ms. Kemila in Rm 106 or 110- Geography hallway!! No forms, no play!

Badminton Club

The next Badminton Club meeting will on Friday after school. There is NO Badminton on Thursday.

Environment and Climate Change Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome!

Grade 9 Dodgeball

A Dodgeball tournament specially made for all Grade 9s is happening next week on Thursday, November 28th at 11:40 am at the start of lunch in the big gym. It is mandatory for all to attend; you can choose either play or cheer from the stands!

Please arrive the day of with a team of people of mixed gender and on LINK leader, or you can show up by yourself and then be put in a group!

There will be prizes for the winners and a LINK leader vs Grade 9s battle at the end so be sure to come on out and have some fun next Thursday!

There will only be a limited amount of teams allowed to play, so make sure to come down and secure your spot!

White Pine Book Readers Club

Calling all readers!  The White Pine Book Club books are now in the building!  They are being processed and ready for you to sign out at our INTRO meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon in the library.  Join the Classroom for more info – if you love reading and talking about books, this is the club for you! Classroom code is jsec32 or see Ms. Reed for more details!

Library

Want to make your own personalized button to pin on your jacket or backpack?  Then come on down to the library! For 50 cents you can make your own button!

Model UN

Hey Delegates! There will be a Model UN meeting today at lunch in room 153. See you then!

MADE

A reminder to all students enrolled in MADE next semester: there is an important information meeting on Thursday evening at 7:00 at GCVI in room 215. Please speak to Ms. McCullough in room 215 if you can’t make the meeting. MADE meeting Thursday night – don’t forget!

Math Department

For those writing today’s Waterloo Math Contest you should be in the cafeteria right now!

The cafeteria will be closed from 9 to 11 this morning for the math contest.

Yearbook

Hey Grads!

Have a grad quote in mind? Pick up a slip in the staff room during grad photos or from the envelope outside of yearbook. Return your quote to the folder outside of the yearbook room by December 2nd. Don’t want to do it on paper? Than dm ACTA NOSTRA with your quote and first and last name. Just remember no quote equals generic quote in book and do you want that? Nooooo! That’s December 2nd grad quotes due.

DECA

A reminder to DECA members going to Provincials, permissions forms and online payment are due tomorrow (Thursday).

Music

This is an announcement for any music students going on the trip to England. If you were missing items from your order they are available to be picked up either today or tomorrow after school in the music room. Please make arrangements to pick them up at one of those two times.

Music

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

Tuesday, November 19

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Drama Council

Just a reminder that Drama council is meeting today in the Auditorium.

Swim Team

Members of the Swim team please check the Google Classroom for important information about Thursday’s swim meet at Centennial.

Grade 9 Dodgeball

A Dodgeball tournament specially made for all Grade 9s is happening next week on Thursday, November 28th at 11:40 am at the start of lunch in the big gym. It is mandatory for all to attend; you can choose either play or cheer from the stands!

Please arrive the day of with a team of people of mixed gender and on LINK leader, or you can show up by yourself and then be put in a group!

There will be prizes for the winners and a LINK leader vs Grade 9s battle at the end so be sure to come on out and have some fun next Thursday!

There will only be a limited amount of teams allowed to play, so make sure to come down and secure your spot!

Guidance

College Fair is today!! Grade 12 Teachers – if you signed up your class for a period 2 visit, please follow the schedule. All other students, the College Fair is open to All GCVI students over lunch today. Meet with representative from 12 Ontario Colleges. Ask Questions, discover new programs and future possibilities!

White Pine Book Club

Calling all readers!  The White Pine Book Club books are now in the building!  They are being processed and ready for you to sign out at our INTRO meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon in the library.  Join the Classroom for more info – if you love reading and talking about books, this is the club for you! Classroom code is jsec32 or see Ms. Reed for more details!

DECA

All DECA members attending Provincials must pick up a form from the business office door today and have payment made online  and forms back by Thursday at the latest. All members must attend tomorrow’s meeting for room selection and other updates.

Music

Reminder that there is a full Jr Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Our first performance is just 4 weeks away. All members must attend this rehearsal.

Varsity Girls Hockey

Yesterday your Varsity Girls hockey team took on Our Lady of Lourdes in a double header at Exhibition arena. Both games were hard fought battles against a strong Lourdes team, but despite excellent defensive play and goaltending from Mikayla Billing and Ellice Jonescu, the GAELS were unable to come away with a win. The GAELS will take on Centennial next Monday at 3pm. Players must speak to Mr. Matchett or Ms. Moran this week if you are unable to play.

Monday, November 18

Yearbook

Listen up GCVI! Are you graduating this year? Do you want to look your best alongside your friends in the yearbook with a quote under your name? Then now is your time to shine. The November session for GRAD PHOTOS is here. From MONDAY, November 18th to FRIDAY November 22nd, grad photos will be in the staff room. That means you have to sign up in the office as spaces are limited.  Sessions are 30$ in which you will get time to look your best in your cap and gown. Hurry and sign up as spots go quickly. And PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR TIME. If that means taking a picture or writing it down that is your choice.

Music

Today GCVI Music welcomes internationally renowned jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia to our school for a special workshop. Members of the stage band rhythm section are reminded to come to the music room right at the beginning of lunch to start the workshop.

Reminder that there is a Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Just one month until our Christmas concert so all members need to attend. Flute choir tonight has been cancelled. Rehearsal will resume soon.

DECA

All DECA members attending Provincials must pick up a form from the business office door today and have payment made online  and forms back by Thursday at the latest. All members must attend tomorrow’s meeting for room selection and other updates.

Debate Club

Hey debaters! Debate club is happening today in room 206 at lunch. See you then!

Junior Girls Basketball

The Junior girls basketball team finished off their perfect season this past weekend winning the CWOSSA title in Brantford. The gaels were an amazing 24 and O this season! At CWOSSA, the team won their pool play games on Friday against Brantford’s North Park and Elmira. In the semi finals they out battled St. Mary’s from Kitchener and then won the championship game against Kitchener’s Cameron Heights in an exciting and close game. Championship team members are Nyssa Mathews, Claudia Durbin, Acadia Tremain, Taya Thaher, Jada Buettenmiller, Sierra Oliver, Tishan Delfinado, Jordyn Best, Nicole Carbone, Naroa Cuetera Sussinos, Maddy Boyd, and Ailsa Litchfield. Congratulations Girls!

White Pine Book Club

Calling all readers!  The White Pine Book Club books are now in the building!  They are being processed and ready for you to sign out at our INTRO meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon in the library.  Join the Classroom for more info – if you love reading and talking about books, this is the club for you! Classroom code is jsec32 or see Ms. Reed for more details.

Guidance

Would you like to learn more about Ontario Colleges?  Join us in the Auditorium on Tuesday, November 19 at lunch for our very own College Fair! The fair is open to ALL GCVI students at lunch.

Period 2 Grade 12 Teachers are invited to sign up and bring their class for an advance visit to the fair. The Sign up Sheet is in the Main Office.

Friday November 15

Dance Crew

Reminder to all dance crew members that practice after school is cancelled for today.

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Club is cancelled today, the next meeting will be next Friday! See you there!

HOSA

HOSA is cancelled today, meetings will resume next week! Please make sure you fill out the equipment form on the classroom for next week!

DECA

Attention all DECA members, come pick up your provincial permission forms on the door of room 153!

Music

Good luck to the GCVI Marching Band and Drumline who will be performing in 3 Santa Claus Parades this weekend. A reminder that band members need to be at the school by 8:45am on Saturday morning to get into uniform. If you need to pick up your uniform today you can get it in the auditorium at lunch.

Girls Hockey

Congratulations to the Girls Hockey team on a well fought 2-2 tie against St. James. Goal scorers were Damara Marshall and rookie, Jillian Anderson. Way to go Gaels!

Guidance

Would you like to learn more about Ontario Colleges? 

Join us in the Auditorium on Tuesday, November 19 at lunch for our very own College Fair! The fair is open to ALL GCVI students at lunch.

Period 2 Grade 12 Teachers are invited to sign up and bring their class for an advance visit to the fair. The Sign up Sheet is in the Main Office.

White Pine Book Club

Calling all readers!  The White Pine Book Club books are now in the building!  They are being processed and ready for you to sign out at our INTRO meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon in the library.  Join the Classroom for more info – if you love reading and talking about books, this is the club for you! Classroom code is jsec32 or see Ms. Reed for more details.

Grad Committee

Attention grade 12s! Based upon your votes, the official prom theme for your upcoming Prom 2020 has been selected. Out of the three choices (red carpet, cloud 9, and a Night in Paris) the winner is …..Red Carpet!   As well, the preferred location for pre-prom pictures is the Arboretum!

So on prom day, which is the 5th of June, feel free to head to the arboretum to take pictures of yourself and your friends all glammed up, before heading to Creelman Hall at the University of Guelph for your Red Carpet prom!

Thank you Grade 12 homeroom teachers for taking the time yesterday to let students have a say in this year’s prom, and thank-you Grads for voting!!

Art for Change

Are you under 18 years old? Do you enjoy visual arts? Are you passionate about social justice issues?If you answered “YES” to any of these questions, this opportunity is for YOU! This year, we’re looking for youth artists under 18 years old to create art pieces to help raise awareness about issues they’re passionate about. If you’re interested or if you know someone who is interested, come to room 111 at the beginning of lunch to learn more about this opportunity! See you there!

Thursday, November 14

Gender and Sexuality Alliance

The GSA meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Costa Rica

Students going on the Costa Rica Trip in March 2020 will need to meet on Thursday November 14 at Lunch in Room 112. This will be a brief meeting.

Music

Reminder that there is a drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. This is our final rehearsal before the parades this weekend so everyone needs to attend this practice.

Sports

There is a meeting for the Captains of the following Dodgeball teams- Team Small, Team Fruit Salad, Team Bro Beans, Team Monkey and Team Biggie at lunch today in Rm. 2016 for the Dodgeball Tournament.

DECA

Hey DECA members, just a reminder that there will be a meeting at lunch today in Rm 155-WRITTEN MEMBERS only. Oral members get the day off and we’ll see you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 13

Juggling Club Cancelled

Attention all jugglers, sadly, the club is cancelled for today. See you all next week, we’ll be juggling with the flower sticks.

Nintendo Club

Hey video gamers-come on out to Nintendo Club during lunch today and tomorrow in room 202!

Junior Boys Basketball

To all the Junior Boys Basketball players at today’s try-out, come and check out the player roster list outside the phys-ed office to see if you’ve made tomorrow’s final try-out. The list will be posted by lunch. 7am practice tomorrow!

Model UN

Model UN is happening today at lunch in room 153. See you there!

Bruce Nuclear Power Plant

The bus for the the Nuclear plant will leave Thursday, November 14th at 8:55 sharp. Please remember to bring a lunch and a coat. If you are 18 you will need to bring government issued identification.

Environment Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome.

Costa Rica Trip

Students going on the Costa Rica Trip in March 2020 will need to meet on Thursday November 14 at Lunch in Room 112. This will be a brief meeting. Look on the classroom for more details.

Drama Council

Exciting news for all Musical Theatre and Drama students…We have tickets to Hamilton!!!  Drama Council is sponsoring this amazing trip for all 2019-2020 drama students. $100 gets you a ticket and the bus to and from Toronto on Wednesday, March 25th.  

See Ms Bergen in guidance this morning if you would like a permission form. Students who pay online and return their signed form by Thurs. Nov. 21 will be entered into a draw to win their ticket for FREE! Don’t throw away your shot! See Ms. Bergen today!

Tuesday, November 12

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Open Minds

Come to Rm 118 TODAY to join Open Minds for a Board Game Cafe! Snacks including hot chocolate will be provided! Don’t miss out!

Yearbook

Listen up GCVI! Are you graduating this year? Do you want to look your best alongside your friends in the yearbook with a quote under your name? Then now is your time to shine. The November session for GRAD PHOTOS is here. From MONDAY, November 18th to FRIDAY November 22nd, grad photos will be in the staff room. That means you have to sign up in the office as spaces are limited.  Sessions are 30$ in which you will get time to look your best in your cap and gown. Hurry and sign up as spots go quickly. And PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR TIME. If that means taking a picture or writing it down that is your choice. 

Costa Rica

Students going on the Costa Rica Trip in March 2020 will need to meet on Thursday November 14 at Lunch in Room 112. This will be a brief meeting. Look on the classroom for more details.

Drama Council

Exciting news for all Musical Theatre and Drama students…We have tickets to Hamilton!!!  Drama Council is sponsoring this amazing trip for all 2019-2020 drama students. $100 gets you a ticket and the bus to and from Toronto on Wednesday, March 25th.  

See Ms Bergen in guidance this morning if you would like a permission form. Students who pay online and return their signed form by Thurs. Nov. 21 will be entered into a draw to win their ticket for FREE! Don’t throw away your shot! See Ms. Bergen today!

Music

Reminder that there is a full Jr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Our first performance is just a few weeks away. All members music attend this rehearsal.

Grad Committee

Attention Grade 12s! Based upon your votes the three most popular Prom themes have been selected. Over the next three days you will hear a brief description about each theme option. The first prom theme choice is Red Carpet. This prom theme takes on the style of all your favourite award shows and ceremonies such at the Met Gala or the Oscars. Classy and extravagant red carpet and brights lights everywhere. You are sure to “have a ball” with this prom theme.

Remember to keep your ears open tomorrow to hear about your second prom theme option. The final vote counting towards the official selected prom theme for your 2020 prom will take place later this week during Period 1 and at the front of the caf during lunch. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to contribute to an unforgettable and enjoyable prom!

Your Future, Your Choice

Your Future, Your Choice will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 6-8:00pm at Centennial CVI located at 289 College Ave. West in Guelph.

The event is a on-stop career , education and community resource fair. Over 0 exhibitors from colleges and universities, as well as business and community organizations will be there to provide students and their families with valuable information to help them make decisions about future education, training, volunteer opportunities and employment. All pathways will be represented including apprenticeships, college, university and the workplace.

Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to save the date and plan to attend, Your Future, Your Choice.

Bruce Nuclear Power Plant

The bus for the the Nuclear plant will leave Thursday, November 14th at 8:55 sharp.

Monday , November 11

Junior Girls Basketball

Saturday night the Junior Girls basketball team took the District 10 title in dominating fashion. The Gaels were led in scoring by Jordyn Best who also displayed incredible defense and an unselfish approach. Maddy Boyd was named game MVP for her amazing post presence. The Gaels now head to CWOSSA Friday and Saturday in quest of remaining undefeated this season. Great work Girls!

Your Future, Your Choice

Your Future, Your Choice will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 6-8:00pm at Centennial CVI located at 289 College Ave. West in Guelph.

The event is a on-stop career , education and community resource fair. Over 0 exhibitors from colleges and universities, as well as business and community organizations will be there to provide students and their families with valuable information to help them make decisions about future education, training, volunteer opportunities and employment. All pathways will be represented including apprenticeships, college, university and the workplace.

Students, parents and guardians are encouraged to save the date and plan to attend, Your Future, Your Choice.

Bruce Nuclear Power Plant

The bus for the the Nuclear plant will leave Thursday, November 14th at 8:55 sharp.

SHSM

Attention to all SHSM senior students, there is CPR and First Aid training on Tuesday November 12th and Wednesday November 13th. You must attend both days in order to be certified. The sign up sheet is in Guidance and there is limited space.

Yearbook

Listen up GCVI! Are you graduating this year? Do you want to look your best alongside your friends in the yearbook with a quote under your name? Then now is your time to shine. The November session for GRAD PHOTOS is here. From MONDAY, November 18th to FRIDAY November 22nd, grad photos will be in the staff room. That means you have to sign up in the OFFICE as spaces are limited.  Sessions are 30$ in which you will get time to look your best in your cap and gown. Hurry and sign up as spots go quickly. And PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR TIME. If that means taking a picture or writing it down that is your choice. 

Drama Council

Exciting news for all Musical Theatre and Drama students…We have tickets to Hamilton!!!  Drama Council is sponsoring this amazing trip for all 2019-2020 drama students. $100 gets you a ticket and the bus to and from Toronto on Wednesday, March 25th.  

See Ms Bergen in guidance this morning if you would like a permission form. Students who pay online and return their signed form by Thurs. Nov. 21 will be entered into a draw to win their ticket for FREE! Don’t throw away your shot! See Ms. Bergen today!

Music

Reminder to all Sr. Band members that we have rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. This is our final rehearsal before the parades this weekend so everyone must attend. Reminder that there is a flute choir rehearsal tonight at 7pm in the music room. New members are always welcome.

Music

Today GCVI Music welcomes renowned Canadian jazz pianist Adrean Farrugia to our school. Adrean is an internationally recognized musician as well as teaching music at Humber College and Mohawk College. Adrean will be working with the school stage band rhythm section today at lunch in the small music room.

Debate

This weekend our DECA team competed at Regionals. Congratulations to Kim Tran and Sanya Sareen who place #1 in their category and Kyle Tang who came in 2nd. We also had another 18 students who were recognized for placing in the top 10. Those who qualified for Provincials will see their name on the list outside of the Business Office, rm 51 at lunch today. Specific scores will come later this week.

Costa Rica Trip

Students going on the Costa Rica Trip in March 2020 will need to meet on Thursday November 14 at Lunch in Room 112. This will be a brief meeting. Look on the Classroom for more details.

Friday, November 8

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members! There is a meeting today at lunch in room 153. See you then!

SHSM

Attention to all SHSM senior students, there is CPR and First Aid training on Tuesday November 12th and Wednesday November 13th. You must attend both days in order to be certified. The sign up sheet is in Guidance and there is limited space.

Yearbook

Listen up GCVI! Are you graduating this year? Do you want to look your best alongside your friends in the yearbook with a quote under your name? Then now is your time to shine. The November session for GRAD PHOTOS is here. From MONDAY, November 18th to FRIDAY November 22nd, grad photos will be in the staff room. That means you have to sign up in the office as spaces are limited.  Sessions are 30$ in which you will get time to look your best in your cap and gown. Hurry and sign up as spots go quickly. And PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR TIME. If that means taking a picture or writing it down that is your choice. Thats SIGN UP FOR GRAD PHOTOs IN THE OFFICE.

Costa Rica Trip

Students going on the Costa Rica Trip in March 2020 will need to meet on Thursday November 14 at Lunch in Room 112. This will be a brief meeting. Look on the classroom for more details.

Girls Hockey

Are you a hockey fan? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you love the thrill of pressing buttons, recording penalties, and setting off buzzers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do we have the gig for you! The girls hockey team is in need of time keepers for their home games this season. Please speak to Ms. Moran or Mr. Matchett if you are interested in helping out.

Thursday, November 7

GSA

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Girls Hockey

Are you a hockey fan? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you love the thrill of pressing buttons, recording penalties, and setting off buzzers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do we have the gig for you! The girls hockey team is in need of time keepers for their home games this season. Please speak to Ms. Moran or Mr. Matchett if you are interested in helping out.

Guidance

Grade 12 students. If you are applying to University please pick up your PIN from Guidance this week. Do you need some help setting up your account and applying? There are video tutorials in the classwork section of the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom. We are also running another help session in Room 53 at lunch today.

SHSM

Attention to all SHSM senior students, there is CPR and First Aid training on Tuesday November 12th and Wednesday November 13th. You must attend both days in order to be certified. The sign up sheet is in Guidance and there is limited space.

Peer Tutoring Club

Hey GC, if you need help with your coursework, come to the peer tutoring meeting this Friday at 11:45 in room 115!  You can come to be paired up with a tutor or to just have a quiet room to finish any homework and assignments! That’s this Friday at 11:45 in room 115!

Visitors

Konichiwa!  GCVI would like to give a warm welcome to our visitors from Japan who will be visiting over the next couple of days. We all look forward to meeting you and we hope you enjoy your time.

Yearbook

Listen up GCVI! Are you graduating this year? Do you want to look your best alongside your friends in the yearbook with a quote under your name? Then now is your time to shine. The November session for GRAD PHOTOS is here. From MONDAY, November 18th to FRIDAY November 22nd, grad photos will be in the staff room. That means you have to sign up in the office as spaces are limited.  Sessions are 30$ in which you will get time to look your best in your cap and gown. Hurry and sign up as spots go quickly. And PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR TIME. If that means taking a picture or writing it down that is your choice. Thats SIGN UP FOR GRAD PHOTOs IN THE OFFICE.

Music

Reminder that there is a drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Rich will be here teaching the new street beat for the parades. All members need to attend this rehearsal.

Costa Rica Trip

Students going on the Costa Rica Trip in March 2020 will need to meet on Thursday November 14 at Lunch in Room 112. This will be a brief meeting. Look on the classroom for more details.

Wednesday, November 6

Enviro Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome.

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

Girls Hockey

Are you a hockey fan? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you love the thrill of pressing buttons, recording penalties, and setting off buzzers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do we have the gig for you! The girls hockey team is in need of time keepers for their home games this season. Please speak to Ms. Moran or Mr. Matchett if you are interested in helping out.

Guidance

Grade 12 students. If you are applying to University please pick up your PIN from Guidance this week. Do you need some help setting up your account and applying? There are video tutorials in the classwork section of the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom. We are also running help sessions in Room 53 at lunch on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

SHSM

Attention to all SHSM senior students, there is CPR and First Aid training on Tuesday November 12th and Wednesday November 13th. You must attend both days in order to be certified. The sign up sheet is in Guidance and there is limited space.

Special Olympics Basketball Teams

Congratulations to BOTH GCVI Special Olympics teams at their qualifiers yesterday at John F Ross. The traditional team won all three of their games, and the unified team won two games and tied their third. All players worked very hard in each game and  showed great basketball skills and sportsmanship! If you see any of the students from room 201 or know their unified team members from the girls basketball team please congratulate them! Well done Gaels!

Peer Tutoring Club

Hey GC, if you need help with your coursework, come to the peer tutoring meeting this Friday at 11:45 in room 115!  You can come to be paired up with a tutor or to just have a quiet room to finish any homework and assignments! That’s this Friday at 11:45 in room 115!

Model UN

Model UN is back!! We will have a meeting today at lunch in room 153. See you there!

Tuesday, November 5

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Girls Hockey

Are you a hockey fan? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you love the thrill of pressing buttons, recording penalties, and setting off buzzers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do we have the gig for you! The girls hockey team is in need of time keepers for their home games this season. Please speak to Ms. Moran or Mr. Matchett if you are interested in helping out.

Guidance

Grade 12 students. If you are applying to University please pick up your PIN from Guidance this week. Do you need some help setting up your account and applying? There are video tutorials in the classwork section of the Grade 12 Guidance Classroom. We are also running help sessions in Room 53 at lunch on Wednesday and Thursday this week. 

SHSM

Attention to all SHSM senior students, there is CPR and First Aid training on Tuesday November 12th and Wednesday November 13th. You must attend both days in order to be certified. The sign up sheet is in Guidance and there is limited space.

Monday, November 4

Cross Country

This past weekend GCVI was well represented at the Ofsaa provincial championships in Sudbury. The team endured 25 cm of snow and cold conditions and performed exceptionally. Max Bradwin competed in the grade 9 boys division finishing an impressive 61st out of the nearly 300 who qualified for the event. Our senior boys team placed an amazing 15th in the province. Given that the team was comprised of all grade 11’s, next year a top 3 finish is within reach. The team was led by Tennessee Tremain’s 20th place finish while Jackson Hayes ran a composed race to finish 109th. Sam Bennett, Jesse Bauman and Alex Hopkins followed in team scoring, representing the school exceptionally well. Congrats to the entire team on an amazing season!

Music

Reminder that there is a Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. We will be starting to work on music for the upcoming Santa Claus Parades.

Reminder that there is a flute choir rehearsal tonight at 7pm in the music room. New flute players are always welcome to attend.

Girls Hockey

Are you a hockey fan? Do you need volunteer hours? Do you love the thrill of pressing buttons, recording penalties, and setting off buzzers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do we have the gig for you! The girls hockey team is in need of time keepers for their home games this season. Please speak to Ms. Moran or Mr. Matchett if you are interested in helping out.

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all members of chamber choir! You have a MANDATORY rehearsal tonight in the music room until 5pm. All members of choir must attend, as we have performances coming up this Thursday and Friday for our Japanese exchange students as well as Remembrance Day. That’s all members of Chamber Choir, please be prepared to be at rehearsal tonight until 5pm. Be on time and be ready to sing!

Library

Hey GC! On Tuesday, Canadian author Lawrence Hill is visiting GCVI.  In order to host this event, the Library will be open from 8:40-8:55 for PRINTING ONLY. Other areas of the library will not be accessible. We will reopen during Period 4. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Cheer Team

Tryouts for GCVI’s competitive cheer team are on Monday, November 4th at 3:15 pm in the small gym. All are welcome! 

In order to tryout, you must be dressed in athletic clothing and shoes. Also, you must bring your completed permission to the tryout – the forms are on the door of room 260. If you do not have the form completed, you will not be able to tryout.

Thursday, October 31

Happy Halloween!

Grad Committee

Hey Students! Do you like SPOOKY TREATS ??? Do you like snacks that are affordable? Well come on down to the back of the Caf today to get your fill of Spooky Season treats. Grad Committee is holding a bake sale – you’ll find all kinds of goodies like cake pops, chocolate covered treats, cupcakes and the ever-popular candy kabob! Come on down and support your Grads!

Cheer Team

Tryouts for GCVI’s competitive cheer team are on Monday, November 4th at 3:15 pm in the small gym. All are welcome! 

In order to tryout, you must be dressed in athletic clothing and shoes. Also, you must bring your completed permission to the tryout – the forms are on the door of room 260. If you do not have the form completed, you will not be able to tryout.

GSA

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

Wednesday, October 30

Enviro Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is cancelled for this week. See you all next week.

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

Guidance

If you are applying to University this year, please attend a 20 minute lunch information session on Wednesday, October 30th at 11:40 am in the Aud.  This session covers how to apply, where to find helpful tutorials and FAQs. University PINs will be available in Guidance after Wednesday.

Ambassadors

To all ambassadors participating in the Japanese Exchange next week there will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, October 31 at 11:40 in Room 54.

Grad Committee

Hey Students! Do you like SPOOKY TREATS ??? Do you like snacks that are affordable? Well come on down to the back of the Caf on Wednesday and Thursday this week to get your fill of Spooky Season treats. Grad Committee is holding a bake sale – you’ll find all kinds of goodies like cake pops, chocolate covered treats, cupcakes and the ever-popular candy kabob! Come on down and support your Grads!

DECA

All DECA members must write the Regional Exam tomorrow (Wednesday) after school.  Come to rooms 152, 153, 154 immediately after classes end on Wednesday to write the exam.  Everyone must attend.

Music

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

This is an important message for all students going on the music trip to England. The McGregor Meat orders will be available for pick up tonight at 8pm in the music room. You MUST pick up your order tonight. Please make arrangements to be there tonight at 8pm.

Tuesday, October 29

DECA

All DECA members must write the Regional Exam tomorrow (Wednesday) after school.  Come to rooms 152, 153, 154 immediately after classes end on Wednesday to write the exam.  Everyone must attend.

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Grad Committee

Hey Students! Do you like SPOOKY TREATS ??? Do you like snacks that are affordable? Well come on down to the back of the Caf on Wednesday and Thursday this week to get your fill of Spooky Season treats. Grad Committee is holding a bake sale – you’ll find all kinds of goodies like cake pops, chocolate covered treats, cupcakes and the ever-popular candy kabob! Come on down and support your Grads!

Music

Reminder that there is a Jr. Band practice today at lunch in the music room.

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

Guidance

If you are applying to University this year, please attend a 20 minute lunch information session on Wednesday, October 30th at 11:40 am in the Aud.  This session covers how to apply, where to find helpful tutorials and FAQs. University PINs will be available in Guidance after Wednesday.

Ambassadors

To all ambassadors participating in the Japanese Exchange next week there will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, October 31 at 11:40 in room 54.

Monday, October 28

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

Guidance

If you are applying to University this year, please attend a 20 minute lunch information session on Wednesday, October 30th at 11:40 am in the Aud.  This session covers how to apply, where to find helpful tutorials and FAQs. University PINs will be available in Guidance after Wednesday.

Ambassadors

To all ambassadors participating in the Japanese Exchange next week there will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, October 31 at 11:40 in room 54.

Music

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

This is a reminder to all the music students going on the trip to England. Your corrected McGregor Meat orders are due by lunch today. If you have not done so already please bring your corrected order sheets to the music room. Meat will be available for pick up on Wednesday night at 8pm in the music room.

Chamber Choir

Congratulations to all members of the chamber choir who put on a stellar performance yesterday afternoon during their concert with the Guelph Chamber Choir. Focused and determined, the choir sang with the charisma and unforgettable impression only the GCVI Chamber Choir knows how. This is a reminder for ALL members of choir (new and old), that there is a rehearsal today after school until 4:45pm in the music room. That’s all members of chamber choir, see you today after school for rehearsal in the music room.

Friday, October 25

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

MADE

MADE 2020 !!!   There will be a very brief meeting on Friday October 25 at 11:40 in room 215 for ALL students who are enrolled in MADE 2020. All MADE students enrolled next semester please come to a brief meeting at lunch in room 215 on Friday. Thanks!

Football

It’s playoff time and Friday lights!  Your Gaels football team takes on St.James at 7 o’clock at Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph tonight.  Come out and help the Cheer Team support our Gaels as they play against last years D10 Champions.

Cross Country

Yesterday the Gaels cross country team traveled to Kincardine for the Cwossa championships. The Novice Girls team opened the day narrowly missing qualification to Ofsaa by a mere 13 points. In the Novice boys race Max Bradwin laid it on the line finishing an amazing 3rd place to qualify for Ofsaa next week in Sudbury. The Junior boys team ran extremely well placing 6th as did our senior girls finishing 8th. To cap off the day, the senior boys team of Tennessee Tremain, Jackson Hayes, Jesse Bauman, Alex Hopkins, Kyle Tennyhuis and Sam Bennett took home the CWOSSA title for the 3rd year in a row and a 3rd consecutive trip to OFSAA. Well done to the entire team of nearly 50 athletes that competed this season and good luck to Max and the senior boys next week in Sudbury!

Thursday, October 24

GSA

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance meets on Thursdays at 11:40 in Room 213. Come hang out with like-minded individuals. All are welcome!

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

If you love MANGA or GRAPHIC NOVELS or COMICS and you have suggestions of what new titles (or more of some titles) we should order for the library, please come on down (while you are picking up some free books!) and put the titles on the paper as you enter the library! Thanks!

MADE

MADE 2020 !!!   There will be a very brief meeting on Friday October 25 at 11:40 in room 215 for ALL students who are enrolled in MADE 2020. All MADE students enrolled next semester please come to a brief meeting at lunch in room 215 on Friday. Thanks!

Literacy

To all grade 10 students:  If you are interested in joining the lunch time literacy class to help you prepare for the Literacy Test, please bring in your registration forms. Your grade 10 homeform teacher has forms or you can come and see Ms. Bolton in room 50 to pick up a form.  Please bring in your signed form by Thursday. Class starts today.

Guidance

TODAY IS THE DAY! It’s the University Fair! All grade 12 students should be in their period 1 class right now. After attendance is taken, please come to the Aud for the University Info Sessions. Please follow the schedule in your auto-reply email as there are limited chairs for each university. 

All other students are welcome to join us from 11:35 – 12:15 for the University Fair. Come and meet representatives from 24 Canadian Universities!

Music

Reminder that there is a full drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

Reminder to all the music students going on the trip to England, the fixed McGregor Meat order forms are due back to the music room by Monday at noon. If you have any questions about the changes to the orders please talk to Mr. Austin or Ms. Osborne.

Wednesday, October 23

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

If you love MANGA or GRAPHIC NOVELS or COMICS and you have suggestions of what new titles (or more of some titles) we should order for the library, please come on down (while you are picking up some free books!) and put the titles on the paper as you enter the library! Thanks!

MADE

MADE 2020 !!!   There will be a very brief meeting on Friday October 25 at 11:40 in room 215 for ALL students who are enrolled in MADE 2020. All MADE students enrolled next semester please come to a brief meeting at lunch in room 215 on Friday. Thanks!

Literacy

To all grade 10 students:  If you are interested in joining the lunch time literacy class to help you prepare for the Literacy Test, please bring in your registration forms. Your grade 10 homeform teacher has forms or you can come and see Ms. Bolton in room 50 to pick up a form.  Please bring in your signed form by Thursday. Class starts Thursday.

Enviro Club

Today the environmental club will be watching the documentary “Just Eat It” and exploring how we can reduce our food waste. Everyone is welcome to come out to room 52 at lunch.

Chess Club

Have you ever wanted to play chess but you were too scared to do it alone? Well chess club is hosting a double’s tournament starting this Thursday. You and a partner will play against other pairs in a casual but competitive setting. Sign up with a partner or alone on the door of room 202 today. The tournament will happen this Thursday and Friday in room 202. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. See you there!

Music

This is a very important announcement for any music students who sold McGregor’s Meat. Please come to music room immediately following theses announcements. It will only take a few minutes.

For all music students going on the field trip to the Toronto Symphony today, the bus is leaving at 10am. Please excuse students going on this trip at 9:50am to load the bus.

Guidance

Do you want to spend a month living and learning at a university campus next summer? The Shad program is an opportunity for students to explore STEAM & entrepreneurship through labs, workshops and more. Learn how you can explore Canada, gain leadership skills and meet like-minded leaders from across the country at the Shad Info Session taking place at lunch on Wednesday October 23rd. Session is open to those in Grades 10 and 11.

Tuesday, October 22

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

If you love MANGA or GRAPHIC NOVELS or COMICS and you have suggestions of what new titles (or more of some titles) we should order for the library, please come on down (while you are picking up some free books!) and put the titles on the paper as you enter the library! Thanks!

Guidance

Do you want to spend a month living and learning at a university campus next summer? The Shad program is an opportunity for students to explore STEAM & entrepreneurship through labs, workshops and more. Learn how you can explore Canada, gain leadership skills and meet like-minded leaders from across the country at the Shad Info Session taking place at lunch on Wednesday October 23rd. Session is open to those in grades 10 and 11.

MADE

MADE 2020 !!!   There will be a very brief meeting on Friday October 25 at 11:40 in room 215 for ALL students who are enrolled in MADE 2020. All MADE students enrolled next semester please come to a brief meeting at lunch in room 215 on Friday. Thanks!

Literacy

To all grade 10 students:  If you are interested in joining the lunch time literacy class to help you prepare for the Literacy Test, please bring in your registration forms. Your grade 10 homeform teacher has forms or you can come and see Ms. Bolton in room 50 to pick up a form.  Please bring in your signed form by Thursday. Class starts Thursday.

Enviro Club

This week the environmental club will be watching the documentary “Just Eat It” and exploring how we can reduce our food waste. Everyone is welcome to come out Wednesday in room 52 at lunch.

Monday, October 21

Library

Hey GC!  Do you like books?  Do you need a book for Unplugged time?  Well, how about FREE books? That’s right, I said FREE!  Come down to the library foyer and take a look at our HUNDREDS of FREE books in the cubbies!  TAKE any books you find there that you love. FREE BOOKS FOR you in the library learning commons! Come down anytime!

If you love MANGA or GRAPHIC NOVELS or COMICS and you have suggestions of what new titles (or more of some titles) we should order for the library, please come on down (while you are picking up some free books!) and put the titles on the paper as you enter the library! Thanks!

Guidance

Do you want to spend a month living and learning at a university campus next summer? The Shad program is an opportunity for students to explore STEAM & entrepreneurship through labs, workshops and more. Learn how you can explore Canada, gain leadership skills and meet like-minded leaders from across the country at the Shad Info Session taking place at lunch on Wednesday October 23rd. Session is open to those in grades 10 and 11.

If you are in grade 12 and want to learn more about Universities. Today is the last day to sign up for the University Info Sessions on Thursday.  Go on the Grade 12 Guidance page to the top post. Click on the form and sign up now!

Music

This is a very important announcement for all students going on the music trip to England. Your McGregor meat orders must be handed in by lunch today. The order is being placed this afternoon and any orders received after the deadline will not be added to the order.

Reminder that there is a flute choir rehearsal tonight in the music room starting at 7:00pm.

Reminder that there is a full sr. band practice today at lunch in the music room. Our guest clinician is coming tomorrow so everyone needs to be at practice today.

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all members of chamber choir!! You have rehearsal today after school in the music room until 5pm. Dr. Pauls will be working with us on our repertoire for the concert this weekend. THIS IS ANOTHER REMINDER THAT YOU ALSO have rehearsal tonight at the Guelph Youth Music Centre with the Guelph Chamber Choir… please arrive at the GYMC by 7:20pm so you are ready to sing at 7:30pm. See you soon!

Junior Girls Basketball

This past weekend the junior girls basketball team competed in the Centennial Spartan Tournament. The girls took on the top 2 KW teams in the first two rounds and had convincing wins with amazing team defense and balanced scoring. In the championship game, the girls took on St. Benedict’s; the top team from Cambridge in an intense game that had the Gaels pull away in the 4th quarter to an impressive 20 point win. Top scorers over the weekend were Jordyn Best and Maddy Boyd, while the team as a whole held their opponents to under 20 points a game with their impressive defense. The Gaels take their 15-0 record into their final 3 games before the playoffs. Great work Girls!

Thursday, October 10

Music

Reminder that there is a full Drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music. Richard and Mr. Froats will be here to polish up the routine for the parade on Monday. All members must attend this practice.

Guidance

Are you interested in learning more about The University of British Columbia?  All interested students are welcome to meet with a UBC rep this Friday. Join us, Friday at lunch in room 104!

GCVI Swim Team

The Earth is 70% water. Can you swim? If so, you may want to consider joining the GCVI Swim Team!  ​The season is fast-approaching so, if you would like to find out more about our amazing GCVI Swim Team, come to an introductory meeting at the start of lunch in Room 104 on Wednesday, October 16.

English Teachers

Exciting news for GC!  The award winning Canadian author Lawrence Hill is coming to GCVI as a guest speaker.  Hill is the author of ten books including the novels The Book of Negroes and The Illegal as well as several non-fiction books such as Blood: the Stuff of Life. If you have a passion for literature and creative writing,  or if you are are an avid reader of his books, please see Ms. Krete or Ms. Mccullough in the English office by Friday, October 11. There are limited spots for this special event.

Art Club

Are you interested in creating a design that could be featured on the annual UGDSB HOLIDAY GREETING CARD?  A great addition to your resume or portfolio. See Ms. Bell for more information.

Wednesday, October 9

Guidance

Are you interested in learning more about The University of British Columbia?  All interested students are welcome to meet with a UBC rep this Friday. Join us, Friday at lunch in room 104!

Soccer

Last night your senior boys soccer team battled hard against St James. Great performances by Ben and Rohin with a goal each and Charlie was rock solid in net. Adam, Jay, Amish, Eric, Alonso and Cole were super tough on defense and Marcus and Cooper were tireless in the midfield.  Next up is the playoffs with a tough away game vs Orangeville next Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 8

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

SHSM

Attention all SHSM students there is an interesting and informative all day event on Thursday October 10th.  Students will have an opportunity to get three certifications while learning about mental health & wellness in the workplace.  This event is open to all SHSM students especially Health & Wellness and Business students. There is no cost and lunch is provided. See Guidance and/ or Mr. Crabbe for your permission form.

Art Club

Come be creative! Art club today in Rm 16 at lunch!  Everyone is welcome!

Are you interested in creating a design that could be featured on the annual UGDSB HOLIDAY GREETING CARD?  A great addition to your resume or portfolio. See Ms. Bell for more information.

Grad Committee

Hey Grads –  listen up!!! Are you ready to have the best year ever? Do you want to play a role in making the Grads of 2020 THE BEST graduating class GC has ever had? Then come on out to GRAD COMMITTEE’S FIRST MEETING of the year! The meeting is Today October 8th at 11:40 in Room 204. This will be a general information meeting where you’ll learn more about what Grad Committee does and how you can get involved.  That’s Today at 11:40 in Room 204. Hope to see you there!

GCVI Swim Team

The Earth is 70% water. Can you swim? If so, you may want to consider joining the GCVI Swim Team!  ​The season is fast-approaching so, if you would like to find out more about our amazing GCVI Swim Team, come to an introductory meeting at the start of lunch in Room 104 on Wednesday, October 16.

English Teachers

Exciting news for GC!  The award winning Canadian author Lawrence Hill is coming to GCVI as a guest speaker.  Hill is the author of ten books including the novels The Book of Negroes and The Illegal as well as several non-fiction books such as Blood: the Stuff of Life. If you have a passion for literature and creative writing,  or if you are are an avid reader of his books, please see Ms. Krete or Ms. Mccullough in the English office by Friday, October 11. There are limited spots for this special event.

Ultimate Frisbee

Attention ultimate frisbee players. Our next practice will be today after school at Exhibition Park. Everyone is welcome to come and play.

Tennis

Attention Tennis players – There will be a brief but very important meeting today at the start of lunch in room 3.  Also we will practice today after school at Exhibition park.

Junior Boys Soccer

Attention members of the junior boys soccer team. There is a practice tonight after school at Silver Creek park. Please see Mr. Conti or Mrs. Carberry if you can not attend.

Senior Boys Soccer

Attention members of the senior boys soccer team. The cabs for today’s game leave from Arnold St at 2:30. Please see Mr. Conti if you can not attend.

Boys Baseball

Attention boys baseball team – Monday’s postponed game has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 at Hastings Stadium. Dismissal will be at 2:00. We have a practice today after school. If you cannot make it to the practice or game, please see Mr. Snoddy as soon as possible.

Civics/History

Wonder how our country may change after the election? Think the voting age should be lowered to include you? Want to work for a political party? Then come see Mr. Osterberg and a representative from Elections Canada in front of the Auditorium on Tuesday at lunch to see how you can get involved in Canadian politics!

Monday, October 7

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Debate Club

Heyyyy Debaters! There’s no debating about it… Meeting in room 206 at lunch today! See you there.

Grad Committee

Hey Grads –  listen up!!! Are you ready to have the best year ever? Do you want to play a role in making the Grads of 2020 THE BEST graduating class GC has ever had? Then come on out to GRAD COMMITTEE’S FIRST MEETING of the year! The meeting is Tuesday October 8th at 11:40 in Room 204. This will be a general information meeting where you’ll learn more about what Grad Committee does and how you can get involved.  That’s Tuesday at 11:40 in Room 204. Hope to see you there!

SHSM

Attention all SHSM students there is an interesting and informative all day event on Thursday October 10th.  Students will have an opportunity to get three certifications while learning about mental health & wellness in the workplace.  This event is open to all SHSM students especially Health & Wellness and Business students. There is no cost and lunch is provided. See Guidance and/ or Mr. Crabbe for your permission form.

GCVI Swim Team

The Earth is 70% water. Can you swim? If so, you may want to consider joining the GCVI Swim Team!  ​The season is fast-approaching so, if you would like to find out more about our amazing GCVI Swim Team, come to an introductory meeting at the start of lunch in Room 104 on Wednesday, October 16.

English Teachers

Exciting news for GC!  The award winning Canadian author Lawrence Hill is coming to GCVI as a guest speaker.  Hill is the author of ten books including the novels The Book of Negroes and The Illegal as well as several non-fiction books such as Blood: the Stuff of Life. If you have a passion for literature and creative writing,  or if you are are an avid reader of his books, please see Ms. Krete or Ms. Mccullough in the English office by Friday, October 11. There are limited spots for this special event.

Tennis

The GCVI tennis team competed in a local tournament on Friday.  Congratulations to Jerry Chen and Laura Luyten who won the mixed doubles tournament.  Niren Naidu and Diego Medina also both played very well.

There will be a team practice tomorrow at EXHIBITION park.  For anyone who wants to play this afternoon, the courts are open.  

Ultimate Frisbee

Attention ultimate frisbee players. Our next practice will be Tuesday after school at Exhibition Park. Everyone is welcome to come and play.

Music

There is a mandatory Sr. Band and Drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. We are going to be putting together all the music and movement for the Oktoberfest Parade next Monday.

There is no flute choir rehearsal tonight. Flute choir will resume on Monday October 21st.

Gael Gazette

Today’s meeting of the Gael Gazette is cancelled. If you were planning on coming to the meeting please check in with the editors on Classroom to ensure we’re on track.

Hey Gaels! There is a Social Justice meeting today in Room 111 and we’ll be making posters for our first initiative! See you there!

Civics/History

Wonder how our country may change after the election? Think the voting age should be lowered to include you? Want to work for a political party? Then come see Mr. Osterberg and a representative from Elections Canada in front of the Auditorium on Tuesday at lunch to see how you can get involved in Canadian politics!

Yarn Club

Today is the day to learn a new skill and use that skill to help out in the community. That’s right, today is Yarn Club at lunch in Rm. 118. So if you’d like to learn to knit or crochet or you want to find a way to give back through creative projects, or you want to help others to learn to knot or crochet, of hey, you want to hang out with amazing, then come out today at lunch to Rm. 118.

Boys Baseball

Attention boys baseball team – the game today has been postponed. Please listen to announcements for information about when it will be made up.

Friday, October 4

Grad Committee

Hey Grads –  listen up!!! Are you ready to have the best year ever? Do you want to play a role in making the Grads of 2020 THE BEST graduating class GC has ever had? Then come on out to GRAD COMMITTEE’S FIRST MEETING of the year! The meeting is Tuesday October 8th at 11:40 in Room 204. This will be a general information meeting where you’ll learn more about what Grad Committee does and how you can get involved.  That’s Tuesday at 11:40 in Room 204. Hope to see you there!

Art Club

Are you interested in creating a design that could be featured on the annual UGDSB HOLIDAY GREETING CARD?  A great addition to your resume or portfolio. See Ms. Bell for more information.

SHSM

Attention all SHSM students there is an interesting and informative all day event on Thursday October 10th.  Students will have an opportunity to get three certifications while learning about mental health & wellness in the workplace.  This event is open to all SHSM students especially Health & Wellness and Business students. There is no cost and lunch is provided. See Guidance and/ or Mr. Crabbe for your permission form.

Curling Team

Anyone interested in joining the curling team this year, there is a meeting in Room 153 at the beginning of lunch today!

Thursday, October 3

Golf

Big congrats to our GCVI golfers who played an amazing game in the rain yesterday. Nathaniel Gray Lamont shot one over par for 3rd overall out of 140 golfers. Landon Young displayed nerves of steel in a 3-hole sudden death playoff to win first place in his division and advances to OFSSA. Congratulations boys, and good luck in Kingsville Landon!

Cheer Team

A reminder to please return your shirts to Rm. 260 TODAY.

Jr. Soccer

Attention members of the junior boys soccer team. There is practice tonight after school at Silver Creek park. The cabs for tomorrow’s game leave at 12:10. Please see Mr. Conti and Mrs. Carberry if you can not attend.

Sr. Soccer

Attention members of the senior boys soccer team. The cabs for today’s game at Bishop Mac leave Arnold St at 3:00. The cabs for tomorrow’s game leave at 1:40. Please see Mr. Conti if you can not attend.

Gay Straight Alliance

The GSA meets TODAY in Rm 213 at lunch.

Music

Reminder that there is a drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. We will be working on our street beat for the Oktoberfest Parade so all members need to attend.

Guidance

Are you interested in learning more about The Canadian Coast Guard Officer Training Program? A representative from the Canadian Coast Guard College will be here today at lunch in Room 104. Please join us!

Drama

Hey GC! Do you want something you made to be played on the moderately big screen? If yes, you should consider submitting a short film to the GCVI Film Festival. Submissions are due October 25th; for more information, check the AUD doors.

SHSM

Attention all SHSM students there is an interesting and informative all day event on Thursday October 10th.  Students will have an opportunity to get three certifications while learning about mental health & wellness in the workplace.  This event is open to all SHSM students, especially Health & Wellness and Business students. There is no cost and lunch is provided. See Guidance and/ or Mr. Crabbe for your permission form.

Art Club

Are you interested in creating a design that could be featured on the annual UGDSB HOLIDAY GREETING CARD?  A great addition to your resume or portfolio. See Ms. Bell for more information.

Grad Committee

Hey Grads –  listen up!!! Are you ready to have the best year ever? Do you want to play a role in making the Grads of 2020 THE BEST graduating class GC has ever had? Then come on out to GRAD COMMITTEE’S FIRST MEETING of the year! The meeting is Tuesday October 8th at 11:40 in Room 204. This will be a general information meeting where you’ll learn more about what Grad Committee does and how you can get involved.  That’s Tuesday at 11:40 in Room 204. Hope to see you there!

German Club

Hallo Leute!!!  Do you speak German?  Want to speak German with others and help improve your vocabulary?  Come to Room 213 at lunch TOMORROW for German Club! All skill levels are welcome!

Random Acts of Kindness Club

Nobody forgets a random act of kindness! Hey Gaels, Random Acts of Kindness Club is starting up again this year! Every week we do small things to make people’s day. The first meeting is next Friday, October 11th in Rm. 112. Everyone is welcome and we hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, October 2

Baseball

Attention Boys Baseball team- our game tonight is likely to be cancelled due to poor field conditions. Please come to Rm.113 at lunch for a brief meeting to discuss final details about possible changes to the schedule.

Model UN

Hey Delegates! there will be no model UN meeting today. Please see the Google Classroom for more details.

Music

This is an important message for all members of the Sr. Band. You need to come to the back of the auditorium today at lunch to get fitted for your marching band uniforms. Even if you have a uniform from last year you still need to come by and make sure it still fits.

Improv!

GCVI Improv meets TODAY in the balcony at the beginning of lunch! See you there for some drama fun!

Environment and Climate Change Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome.

Senior Boys Soccer

The cabs leave for Bishop Mac tomorrow at 3:00. Please note that last night’s game has been rescheduled for Friday at 2:30. Please see Mr. Conti if you have any questions.

Junior Boys Soccer

Attention all members of the junior boys soccer team. There is a practice tomorrow night after school at Silver Creek Park. Please note that last night’s game has been rescheduled for Friday at 1:00. Please see Mr. Conti or Mrs. Carberry if you have any questions.

Grad Committee

Hey Grads –  listen up!!! Are you ready to have the best year ever? Do you want to play a role in making the Grads of 2020 THE BEST graduating class GC has ever had? Then come on out to GRAD COMMITTEE’S FIRST MEETING of the year! The meeting is Tuesday October 8th at 11:40 in Room 204. This will be a general information meeting where you’ll learn more about what Grad Committee does and how you can get involved. Hope to see you there!

Gay Straight Alliance

The GSA will meet Thursday’s this year in Rm. 213 at 11:40.

Enviro

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting today in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome!

Do you want to know how YOUR youth voice matters in an election? Do you want to know how youth can make a difference in something like Climate Change? If so, come out TOMORROW at lunch in room 56 to see our Guelph MPP Mike Schriener talk about youth voices, youth voices, the climate and becoming politically informed citizens.

Multicultural Club

TODAY the Multicultural Club will be hosting the long awaited annual karaoke special, and you are all invited. There will be food, there will be prizes, there will be fun and most importantly there will be music. So come on down to room 54 on October 2nd at lunch to be part of this extravagant event. We offer prizes for the…

There will be treats for everyone but feel free to bring some to add to the table.

German Club

Hallo Leute!!!  Do you speak German?  Want to speak German with others and help improve your vocabulary?  Come to Room 213 at lunch on Fridays for German Club! All skill levels are welcome.

Tuesday, October 1

Boys Baseball

The Boy’s Baseball team played a heck of a game last night against the first-place team from Centennial. Our boys too a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning but couldn’t hold off a late push by the Spartan’s who won 5-4. James Geddes put on a strong pitching performance, Adam Geddes scored a run and drove in two more, we got  solid defense from the whole team including a beautiful diving catch from Owen McKeown. Great game Gaels- see you at practice tonight.

Boys Soccer

Attention all members of the senior and junior boys soccer teams. The bus leaves for our game today at 2:30 from Arnold Street. See Mr. Conti or Mrs. Carberry if you can not attend.

Music

Reminder that there is a full Jr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. New members are still welcome.

Open Minds

Open minds meets today at lunch in room 118. Open minds promotes positive mental health at GCVI and works to erase the stigma of mental illness. All new members are welcome! That’s Open Minds, lunch time, Room 118.

Science Olympics

The Science Olympics Executive meeting for Wednesday morning is cancelled.  See you all on Thursday at lunch.

Improv!

GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Multicultural Club

Hey GC on Wednesday October 2nd, the Multicultural Club will be hosting the long awaited annual karaoke special, and you are all invited. There will be food, there will be prizes, there will be fun and most importantly there will be music. So come on down to room 54 on October 2nd at lunch to be part of this extravagant event. We offer prizes for the…

There will be treats for everyone but feel free to bring some to add to the table.

Enviro

Do you want to know how YOUR youth voice matters in an election? Do you want to know how youth can make a difference in something like Climate Change? If so, come out Thursday at lunch in room 56 to see our Guelph MPP Mike Schriener talk about youth voices, youth voices, the climate and becoming politically informed citizens.

German Club

Hallo Leute!!!  Do you speak German?  Want to speak German with others and help improve your vocabulary?  Come to Room 213 at lunch on Fridays for German Club! All skill levels are welcome!

Monday, September 30

Orange Shirt Day Kahoot

Hey GC! Did you know that today is Orange Shirt Day? It is day to bring awareness about the impacts of residential school on Indigenous people in Canada. Did you know that the last residential school closed in 1996? Do you want to learn more? Well then, come and join the Indigenous studies class on OSP in Rm. 260 for a fun kahoot starting at 12’oclock! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and third will be provided! there will also be a banner where you can show your support by stamping your handprint!

Cross Country

The Gaels Cross County Team traveled to Rochester NY. this weekend to compete in on the premiere events in North America. The Gaels had some outstanding performances led by Tennesee Tremain who finished 7th out of thousands of runners and has established himself as one of the best Grade 11’s on the continent. Strong breakthrough races from Mia Dallan, Noel Berardine and Zach Farley. The Gaels also performed amazingly as they sang the entire trip at the top of their lungs. Coaches ears are still ringing.

Yarn Club

Today is the day you fulfill your lifetime dream of starting your journey on learning a new skill. That’s right, today is Yarn Club at lunch in Rm. 118. At Yarn Club we learn to knot and crochet and try to use our super power for good and give back to the community. So if you’d like to learn to knit or crochet or you want to find a way to give back through creative projects, or you want to help others to learn to knot or crochet, of hey, you want to hang out with amazing, then come out today at lunch to Rm. 118. Today we are going to discuss what people want to learn and projects we’d like to do. Come check us out, all are welcome!

Boys Baseball

A reminder that we have a game tonight against Centennial at Hastings Stadium. Dismissal is at 2:30 today to walk over to the park! Let’s Go Gaels!

Debate Club

Heyyyy Debaters! There’s no debating about it… Meeting in room 206 at lunch today! See you there!

Guidance

Attention to all students considering attending McGill University in the future. St. John’s-Kilmarnock School is hosting an information session on TONIGHT from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Registration is required and more information can be attained through the GCVI Guidance office.

Music

Reminder that there is a mandatory Senior Band practice today at lunch in the music room. We will going over the music for the Oktoberfest Parade which is only two weeks away. All members must attend this rehearsal. 

There is no flute choir rehearsal tonight. Flute choir rehearsals will resume in a couple weeks.

Tennis

Attention Tennis Team.  There will be a short but VERY IMPORTANT tennis team meeting today at the start of lunch in room 3.  All players must attend. Our deadline to sign up for the tennis tournament is today at noon.

Climate Change

Do you want to know how your youth voice matters in an election or how political parties consider youth opinions. Do you want to know how youth can make a difference in something like Climate Change? If so, come out to see our Guelph MPP Mike Schriener talk at lunch on Thursday in room 56.

Improv

GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

German Club

Hallo Leute!!!  Do you speak German?  Want to speak German with others and help improve your vocabulary?  Come to Room 213 at lunch on Fridays for German Club! All skill levels are welcome!

Thursday, September 26

Golf

Congratulations to Nathaniel Gray Lamont and Landon Young who qualified for CWOSSA at D10 golf yesterday and tied for 4th overall!

Gael Gazette

The Gail Gazette will be meeting today in Rm 206. Now, you may wonder “I want to join, but I haven’t attended any meetings yet. Will there still be space?” Have no fear fellow reporters! New members are, as they always say, always welcome.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee practice TONIGHT has been cancelled. Our next practice will take place on Tuesday after school at Exhibition Park. Everyone is welcome to come and play.

DECA

Every DECA member must attend TODAY’S meeting to ensure they are registered with DECA, paid their fees and selected an event.  Meet in room 153 at the start of lunch. Today is the last day to confirm this information before we lock in our team.

Junior Boys Soccer

Attention all members of the junior boys soccer team. There is a practice TONIGHT after school at Silver Creek Park. Please see Mr. Conti or Mrs. Carberry if you can not attend.

Music

There is a mandatory drumline rehearsal TODAY at lunch in the music room with our drumline clinicians Rich Burrows. All  members need to attend. Also if any drumline members do not have a uniform for the game tonight please see Mr. Austin today.

Reminder to all music students going on the trip to England. Your first payment is due TOMORROW. If you need any extra time please speak to Mr Austin or Ms. Osborne today so we can add you to the list.

Guidance

Grade 12 Students – do you want to be considered for The Loran Scholarship, The U of T National Book Award or Queens U Chancellor’s Scholarships? Today is the last day to complete the form on the Grade 12 Classroom page.  If you have questions, please see Ms Bergen in Guidance.

Attention to all students considering attending McGill University in the future. St. John’s-Kilmarnock School is hosting an information session on Monday September 30th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Registration is required and more information can be attained through the GCVI guidance office.

Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity to earn some volunteer hours? TD Tree Days is holding a family-friendly tree planting event on Saturday October 5th from 9am-12pm at Guelph Lake Rotary Forest. Check out the volunteer board outside of Guidance for more details.

Multicultural Club

Hey GC on Wednesday October 2nd, The Multicultural Club will be hosting The long awaited annual karaoke special, and you are all invited. There will be food, there will be prizes, there will be fun and most importantly there will be music. So come on down to room 54 on October 2nd at lunch to be part of this extravagant event. We offer prizes for the…

German Club

Hallo Leute!!!  Do you speak German?  Want to speak German with others and help improve your vocabulary?  Come to Room 213 at lunch on Fridays for German Club! All skill levels are welcome.

Wednesday, September 25

Model UN

Hey delegates, there will be no Model UN meeting today. We will see you next week!

Boys Baseball

The Boys Baseball game today has been cancelled. Our next game is on Monday against Centennial.

Multicultural

Reminder to all Multicultural members – we have a meeting TODAY at 12:00 in Rm. 54. New members are always welcome.

Boys Hockey

All Boys hockey players who are interested in trying out for the Gaels hockey team, there is an introductory meeting on TODAY in Rm. 252 at the beginning of lunch. There will be a schedule and try-out information available.

Girls Field Hockey

Hockey team members-you are dismissed period 2 at 11:00. Please be on the bus and ready to go at 11:15. Go Gaels Go!

Gael Gazette

The Gail Gazette will be meeting TOMORROW in Rm 206. Now, you may wonder “I want to join, but I haven’t attended any meetings yet. Will there still be space?” Have no fear fellow reporters! New members are, as they always say, always welcome.

Improv

GCVI Improv meets TODAY in the balcony at the beginning of lunch! See you there for some drama fun!

Environment and Climate Change Club

The Environment and Climate Change Club is meeting TODAY  in room 52 at the beginning of lunch. New members are always welcome!

Gay Straight Alliance

Gay/Straight Alliance meets TODAY at 11:40 in Room 213. All are welcome! Come out to meet like-minded folks and hang out.

Amplified

Amplified is meeting TODAYat the beginning of lunch on Rm 219.

Art Club

ART CLUB intro meeting is TODAY!!!!!  Changed from yesterday to TODAY due to the Terry Fox activities.   Come to RM 16 for a brief sign up meeting at 11:45 TODAY!

HOSA

Are you interested in health sciences? Learning about bio-ethical issues? Meeting new people and travelling to Downtown Toronto? If that sounds like you, join HOSA! Our first meeting is TODAY at the beginning of lunch in room 153. Everyone is welcome!

Tennis

The tennis practice for tonight will be moved to Margaret Greene park since the courts at Exhibition are under construction.  Please walk or take a bus. The official start time is 4:00.

Guidance

Are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity to earn some volunteer hours? TD Tree Days is holding a family-friendly tree planting event on Saturday October 5th from 9am-12pm at Guelph Lake Rotary Forest. Check out the volunteer board outside of Guidance for more details.

Senior Boys Soccer

Last night the senior boys soccer team suffered a tough loss to Ross. Great play from Cooper and Marcus in midfield and goals from Ben and Kion. We look to rebound against Centre Wellington tomorrow.

DECA

All DECA  members must  be registered and paid on the DECA website and their event selected by Thursday (Tomorrow) or you risk missing out this year. Everyone must attend the meeting tomorrow to confirm your event selection.

Terry Fox Run

Thank you to everyone who brought in donations for Terry Fox! We ask that all teachers who have not yet handed in their donations to please drop it off to Mr. Weddig in the office. We have two unclaimed raffle prizes for yesterday. The numbers are 7075523 and 8526532. If you have these winning tickets please see Mr. Weddig in the main office. If these prizes are not claimed, we will be redrawing for the raffle, so hang on to your tickets!

Tuesday, September 24

Music

Due to the Terry Fox BBQ the Jr. Band practice today at lunch has been cancelled. Rehearsals will resume next week.

Robotics Club

There is a Robotics Club meeting today at lunch in Room 14.

Art Club

Are you interested in hanging with other creative people?  Interested in practicing your art skills? Being creative? Come out to Art Club… today at lunch.  There will be a short info meeting today at 11:45 in Rm. 16.

Boys Soccer

Attention all members of the junior and senior soccer teams. The bus for today’s game at the University of Guelph will leave Arnold St at 1:00. Please see Mr. Conti or Mrs. Carberry if you can not attend.

Open Minds

Do you want to help make our school a positive and healthy place to be? Come out to Open Minds today at lunch in Room 118. Open Minds focus es on promoting good mental health and well being at GCVI while erasing the stigma of mental illness. All new members are welcome to Open Minds today at lunch in Room 118-the room with the guinea pigs.

HOSA

Are you interested in health sciences? Learning about bioethical issues? Meeting new people and travelling to Downtown Toronto? If that sounds like you, join HOSA! Our first meeting is this Wednesday at the beginning of lunch in room 153. Everyone is welcome!

Improv!

GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

DECA

Attention all DECA members.  Anyone wanting to participate in DECA this year, must come to the meet today, in room 153, to confirm your event and your registration with DECA.  If you have not registered and paid online and been assigned an event by Thursday you will not be on the team this year.

Boys Baseball

The Boys Baseball team too a tough loss last night at the hands of a very strong team from Bishop Mac. The stars of the game for GCVI were Noah Newman with a strong performance coming in as a relief pitcher, and Oscar Krell who broke up the no-hitter with a base hit in the 4th inning.

Remember, we have a practice tonight and game tomorrow against Westside.

Monday, September 23

Football

In Football action, the GAELS won their season opener against St. James 24-14. The team competed for four quarters overcoming the heat and some early set backs. Come out this Thursday night, under the lights at U of G and see the team take on their cross town rivals, the Centennial CVI Spartans. Tickets will be sold at lunch and at the gate.

Music

Huge shout out to all the GCVI Band and Choir members who spent the weekend at Camp Brebeuf rehearsing, taking part in leadership activities, not sleeping very much, and more rehearsing. You all did an amazing job. Mr. Austin and Ms. Osborne are very proud of all of you…..HOWEVER, there is no rest!!! Full Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch. We will be learning the music for the Oktoberfest Parade so everyone needs to be there. There is also a flute choir rehearsal tonight at 7:00pm in the music room. New flute players are always welcome!

Terry Fox Run

If you have volunteered for the Terry Fox Run tomorrow, please come to a quick meeting in Rm.112 at 12:15.

Social Justice

Hey Gaels! Social Justice Club is meeting today in Rm.111 at 12:00pm today. If you are interested with helping out with our very first initiative, come on out!

Boys Baseball

Attention Boys Baseball team- A reminder that we have a game today against Bishop Mac. Dismissal is at 2:00 to meet at the Arnold St. entrance and catch the cabs to Pearson Park. If you were not able to make it to the team meeting last week, please see Mr. Snoddy in room 114.

Dance Crew

If you are interested in joining dance crew this year, come on out to our meeting today at 12:00 in the balcony. See you there!

CO-OP

There will be a Special Programs Co-op and Dual Credit meeting Monday, September 23 at lunch. Any Grade 11, 12 or 12+ student interested in a co-op with the Guelph Fire Department or the Canadian Military should attend. Any student interested in becoming an electrician, a general machinist, a brick and stone mason, or a Truck and Coach or Auto Service Technician should attend. 

Meet Ms. McCusker in Room 203 at 11:45 on Monday, September 23.

Debate Club

Hey debaters! There is a debate club meeting today at lunch in room 206. See you there!

Guidance

Grade 12 students interested in learning more about applying to Colleges, Universities and scholarships are invited to an information session at lunch in the Auditorium on Monday, September 23. The Information session will begin at 11:45 am.

Art Club

Are you interested in hanging with other creative people?  Interested in practicing your art skills? Being creative? Come out to Art Club… at Lunch on Tuesday.  There will be a short info meeting Tuesday at 11:45 in Rm. 16.

Improv

GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Friday, September 20

HOSA

Hosa is back again! We will be having a meeting for returning members this today in room 153. New members will be meeting next Wednesday, on September 25th.

Dance Crew

If you are interested in joining Dance Crew this year, come out to our meeting today at 12:00 in the balcony. See you there!

Guidance

Grade 12 students interested in learning more about applying to Colleges, Universities and scholarships are invited to an information session at lunch in the Auditorium on Monday, September 23. The Information session will begin at 11:45 am.

Chess Club

Chess Club is cancelled today due to the Camp Brebeuf trip. Chess club will resume next week Friday at lunch in room 202.

Debate Club

Heyyyy Debaters! There’s no debating about it… Meeting in room 206 at lunch on Monday! See you there!

CO-OP

There will be a Special Programs Co-op and Dual Credit meeting Monday, September 23 at lunch. Any Grade 11, 12 or 12+ student interested in a co-op with the Guelph Fire Department or the Canadian Military should attend. Any student interested in becoming an electrician, a general machinist, a brick and stone mason, or a Truck and Coach or Auto Service Technician should attend. 

Meet Ms. McCusker in Room 203 at 11:45 on Monday, September 23.

Thursday, September 19

Cross Country Team

The bus to Dorchester leaves from the back of the school on Arnold street at 11:45 today.  Do not be late! Cross country team leaves at 11:45 today.

Music

There is a drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

LINK Crew

HEY HEY It’s going to be a beautiful DAY!!   Grade 9’s listen up for some important information about the Camp trip tomorrow.  First – all forms and money are due NOW – so bring it down. TOMORROW you will meet on the Arnold Street side of the building and get with your LINK leader and group.  Group 1 will start near the auto shop, to Group 29 that will be near the front of the school. We need to load 10 buses and be rolling by 8:50am. – Please do your VERY best to be at the school for 8:40am to get organized so we can get on the road and enjoy the most of our day at Camp Brebeuf!   See you Friday – bring lunch, proper clothing, closed toed shoes and a smile! Go Gaels

Guidance

Attention grade 12 students! Are you applying to University or College this year? Do you want to know more about researching your options and the application process? Do your parents have questions about post-secondary education? If so, please join Guidance this Thursday night at 6:30 pm in the Aud to learn more about applying to Colleges and Universities.

Grade 12 students interested in learning more about applying to Colleges, Universities and scholarships are invited to an information session at lunch in the Auditorium on Monday, September 23. The Information session will begin at 11:45 am.

CO-OP

There will be a Special Programs Co-op and Dual Credit meeting Monday, September 23 at lunch. Any Grade 11, 12 or 12+ student interested in a co-op with the Guelph Fire Department or the Canadian Military should attend. Any student interested in becoming an electrician, a general machinist, a brick and stone mason, or a Truck and Coach or Auto Service Technician should attend. 

Meet Ms. McCusker in Room 203 at 11:45 on Monday, September 23.

Tennis

There will be a tennis team practice today after school at Exhibition Park.

Wednesday, September 18

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets TODAY in the balcony at the beginning of lunch! See you there for some drama fun!

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee tryouts are happening this Thursday and Friday after school at Exhibition Park. You heard that right, Ultimate Frisbee is now running in the fall. Come see Mr. Bangay if you are unable to attend the tryouts. That’s Ultimate Frisbee, Thursday and Friday after school at Exhibition Park.

HOSA

Hosa is back again! We will be having a meeting for returning members this Friday in room 153. New members will be meeting next Wednesday, on September 25th.

Jr. Girls Basketball

The Junior Girls Basketball team opened their regular season with a 52-22 win over Ross last night. The team had very balanced scoring with Nyssa Matthews leading the way with 11 points, Acadia Tremain with 9 and Jordyn Best with 8. A very strong defensive game from Jada Beuttenmiller while Naroa Cuetara Sussinos added tremendous energy. Well done Girls!

Soccer

Last night your Gaels battled to a well deserved 1-1 tie against Lourdes in senior boys soccer. Special mention to Ben Durbin, Andy Salgo, and Marcus Carano for a great effort. Rohin Orbinski scored the goal of the year.  As a reminder, there is a practice today at 3:45 at Silvercreek Fields.

Tuesday, September 17

Link

Grade 9’s – this is a reminder that all your forms for Camp Brebeuf need to be submitted to your Homeroom teacher no later than TODAY please.  We need to get the forms in and organized for this amazing experience on Friday.  

Not sure what Link Crew you are in?  WEDNESDAY in front of the cafe, there will be some of our amazing LINK leaders to remind you of your group number.  That number will be important Friday morning, so please make sure you know your Link Crew group number. Re-find that WEDNESDAY in front of the cafe.  SEE YOU FRIDAY FOR AN AWESOME DAY AT CAMP BREBEUF!

Tennis

If you have tried out for the tennis team, please check the bulletin board outside the main gym.  There is one more tryout for those on the list on tonight after school.

Music

Today at lunch is the first rehearsal for the GCVI Jr. Band. If you are in Grade 9 and want to join come to the rehearsal at the beginning of lunch in the music room.

Black History Assembly

If you are interested in developing and participating  in the Black History Assembly this year, there is a meeting tonight at lunch in Room 15.

Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee tryouts are happening this Thursday and Friday after school at Exhibition Park. You read that right, Ultimate Frisbee is now running in the fall. Come see Mr. Bangay if you are unable to attend the tryouts. That’s Ultimate Frisbee, Thursday and Friday after school at Exhibition Park.

Model UN

Are you interested in global issues, learning about the United Nations and expanding your network? If that sounds like you, join Model UN! Our first meeting will be this Wednesday in room 153. See you there!

HOSA

Hosa is back again! We will be having a meeting for returning members this Friday in room 153. New members will be meeting next Wednesday, on September 25th.

Improv

GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Amplified

Amplified is a Christian Club where students have discussions about life and society. It will be starting on Wednesday, in Rm. 219.

Cricket Practice

Practice begins this Thursday, September 19, after school in the Basketball court. The Fall Cricket Tournament will be happening after Thanksgiving.

Boys Baseball

Our Boys Baseball team started off their season last night against a tough team from St. James. We got some strong performances from Gavin Dryden, James Geddes and Adam Geddes, but took a loss. Our next game is Monday at Pearson Park. Practice tonight after school.

Are You Applying to University or College This Year?

Attention grade 12 students! Are you applying to University or College this year? Do you want to know more about researching your options and the application process? Do your parents have questions about post-secondary education? If so, please join Guidance this Thursday night at 6:30 pm in the Aud to learn more about applying to Colleges and Universities.

Guidance

Guidance wants to thank staff and students for their patience as we worked through wait lists and full classes over the last two weeks. We know many students completed appointments slips regarding waitlists and no longer need the appointment. If you do need an appointment with guidance and haven’t heard back please rebook with us.  Thank you.

Monday, September 16

Jr. Girls Basketball

The Junior Girls basketball team opened their season with great success at the JF Ross tournament. The Gaels went 3-0 to win the tournament beating London’s Catholic Central in the final. Jordyn Best was an offensive menace for opponents while Acadia Tremain and Maddy Boyd provided amazing defense and balanced scoring. Huge contributions also came from Taya Thaher, Nyssa Mathews and Jada Buettenmiller. The Gaels open their regular season tomorrow at home against Ross. Well done Girls!

Dance Crew

If you have a passion for dance and want to be part of the team, come on out at 12:00 to the balcony TODAY. No experience is needed.  

Music

Tonight is the first meeting of the brand new Guelph Honour Flute Choir. If you are a high school aged flute player and interested in learning more about the flute come to the meeting tonight at 7:00pm in the GCVI Music Room. This group will be directed by Dr. Laurel Swinden from the faculty of music at Laurier University. Tonight, 7:00pm in the GCVI Music Room.

Reminder that there is a full Sr. Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. All members need to attend.

Black History Assembly

If you are interested in developing and participating  in the Black History Assembly this year, there is a meeting this Tuesday at lunch in Room 15.

Robotics Club

Th Robotics Club will meet Tuesday, September 17th at 12:00 in Room 14.

LINK

Happy Monday Grade 9’s – this is a reminder that all your forms for Camp Brebeuf need to be submitted to your Homeroom teacher no later than TUESDAY please.  We need to get the forms in and organized for this amazing experience on Friday.  

Not sure what Link Crew you are in?  WEDNESDAY in front of the cafe, there will be some of our amazing LINK leaders to remind you of your group number.  That number will be important Friday morning, so please make sure you know your Link Crew group number. Re-find that WEDNESDAY in front of the cafe.  SEE YOU FRIDAY FOR AN AWESOME DAY AT CAMP BREBEUF!

Tennis

If you have tried out for the tennis team, please check the bulletin board outside the main gym.  There is one more tryout for those on the list on Tuesday after school.

Improv

GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony.

Guidance

Guidance wants to thank staff and students for their patience as we worked through wait lists and full classes over the last two weeks. We know many students completed appointments slips regarding waitlists and no longer need the appointment. If you do need an appointment with guidance and haven’t heard back please rebook with us.  Thank you!

Friday, September 13

LINK Leaders

Good morning LINK leaders!!   You have a mandatory meeting – TODAY at 11:50 in Room 200.  Please be on time and we will be quick. . Important information about the upcoming Grade 9 Camp – at Camp Brebeuf will be discussed.  LINK TODAY 11:50 Room 200.

Social Justice

The Social Justice Club will now meet Mondays instead of Tuesdays. This means that this coming meeting will take place at Monday  in Rm. 111 at 11:45.

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR! Are you interested in singing with a really talented group of GCVI students? Does travelling and performing alongside Canada’s top level choirs sound appealing to you?! Then the GCVI Chamber Choir is calling your name! To join this group, you must take part in auditions, which are happening this week ONLY! An audition sign-up sheet has been placed beside the music room door so check it out and don’t miss your chance! Be sure to CAREFULLY follow the instructions that are listed and don’t hesitate to ask Mrs. Osborne if you have any questions! See you soon!

Dance Crew

Hey GC! Dance Crew is starting up this Monday, Sep 16. If you have a passion for dance and want to be part of the team, come on out at 12:00 to the balcony on Monday Sep 16. No experience is needed.

Thursday, September 12

March Break 2020 in Costa Rica

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting TODAY in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you  also need to come to the meeting.

Tennis Team

Today there is a girls only tennis team tryout.  See you at Exhibition Park after school.

Girls Field Hockey

Girls Field Hockey!  If you are a rookie and in grade 9, please come to a short meeting today at the start of lunch in room 106.

Dance Crew

Hey GC! Dance Crew is starting up this Monday, Sep 16. If you have a passion for dance and want to be part of the team, come on out at 12:00 to the balcony on Monday Sep 16. No experience is needed.

LINK Leaders

Good morning LINK leaders!!   You have a mandatory meeting – FRIDAY at 11;50 in Room 200.  Please be on time and we will be quick. . Important information about the upcoming Grade 9 Camp – at Camp Brebeuf will be discussed.  LINK FRIDAY 11:50 Room 200.

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR! Are you interested in singing with a really talented group of GCVI students? Does travelling and performing alongside Canada’s top level choirs sound appealing to you?! Then the GCVI Chamber Choir is calling your name! To join this group, you must take part in auditions, which are happening this week ONLY! An audition sign-up sheet has been placed beside the music room door so check it out and don’t miss your chance! Be sure to CAREFULLY follow the instructions that are listed and don’t hesitate to ask Mrs. Osborne if you have any questions! See you soon!

Wednesday, September 11

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets TODAY in the balcony at the beginning of lunch! See you there for some drama fun!

Enviro Club

If you are interested in being part of the new and improved Environment and Climate Change Club come out TODAY at the beginning of lunch to room 52.

Music

There is a stage band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

GCVI Music Retreat Camp

This is a reminder to all members of Chamber Choir and Sr. Band that you have to confirm your attendance at the GCVI Music Retreat Camp by Friday. If you don’t confirm your attendance you will not have any food ordered.

Music Trip to England

There is a short but very important meeting today at the beginning of lunch in the music room for all students going on the trip to England. We will be discussing payment dates and fundraisers. All students planning to go on this trip must be at this meeting.

Tennis Tryouts

Tennis tryouts continue this week.  Please come even if you have not been to a tryout yet.  Today after school will be a boys only tryout and Thursday will be girls only.  If you have your own racquet please bring it. Otherwise we do have a few to share.  See you at Exhibition park after school.

March Break 2020 in Costa Rica

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday September 12th in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you  also need to come to the meeting next Thursday @ 12 noon in Room 112.

Gael Gazette

GCVI’s school newspaper, the Gael Gazette, is looking for reporters, section editors and a photographer. If you are interested, come to our first meeting this Thursday at lunch in Rm. 206. If you can’t make it, we have another meeting on Monday after school. Neither option work for you? Talk to one of our editors, Hayley Watson or Zoe Cushman, or see posters for more details. No experience necessary!

Tuesday, September 10

Boys Soccer

Attention all boys trying out for the Jr. and Sr. soccer teams. Tonight’s tryout will be at 3:45 at Silver Creek Park.

Tennis

Bianca Andeescu’s historic win at the U.S. Open this past weekend will likely inspire many of you to want to become a tennis player!

Tennis tryouts continue this week.  Please come even if you have not been to a tryout yet.  Today after school will be a girls only tryout. Wednesday will be boys only and Thursday will be girls only.  If you have your own racquet please bring it. Otherwise we do have a few to share. See you at Exhibition park after school

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Enviro Club

If you want to learn about the environment and climate change and how you can do something about your impact on the environment, then come out to the first meeting of the new and improved Environment and Climate Change Club. We will be meeting on Wednesday at lunch.

March Break 2020 in Costa Rica

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday September 12th in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you  also need to come to the meeting next Thursday @ 12 noon in Room 112.

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR! Are you interested in singing with a really talented group of GCVI students? Does travelling and performing alongside Canada’s top level choirs sound appealing to you?! Then the GCVI Chamber Choir is calling your name! To join this group, you must take part in auditions, An audition sign-up sheet has been placed beside the music room door so check it out and don’t miss your chance! Due to popular demand, two more dates have been added to next see so be sure to CAREFULLY follow the instructions that are listed and don’t hesitate to ask Mrs. Osborne if you have any questions! See you soon!

St. John Ambulance Volunteer Recruitment

Are you a Grade 9 student who is fresh on the market looking for an amazing organization to volunteer for. a Grade 12 student who still has to complete their 40 hours of community services, of anyone in between, that’s all you Grade 10 and 11s, can’t leave you guys out. St. John Ambulance is hold their fall recruitment soon and have an orientation night coming up September 30th from 6-7:30 pm where you can get more information about what they do for the community and what your role as a volunteer would be.

Not only will you gain valuable fist aid skills but also strengthen your resume and help your community at the same time. If this has caught your attention, then make sure to take a look at the poster on the (Guidance/Volunteer) Bulletin Board that has an email to RSVP for the orientation night and more information.

Monday, September 9

Boys Soccer

Attention all boys trying out for the Jr. and Sr. soccer teams. Tonight’s tryout has been cancelled. The next tryout is tomorrow at 3:45 at Silver Creek Park.

Music

Reminder that there is a full SR. BAND rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all existing members of chamber choir! You have a MANDATORY rehearsal today after school until 4:30pm in the music room. That’s all existing members of chamber choir, you have a rehearsal today after school in the music room until 4:30pm. We are learning a brand new piece in its entirety! Please bring all Camp Brebeuf permission forms for the music retreat with you. See you there!

CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR, CHAMBER CHOIR! Are you interested in singing with a really talented group of GCVI students? Does travelling and performing alongside Canada’s top level choirs sound appealing to you?! Then the GCVI Chamber Choir is calling your name! To join this group, you must take part in auditions, which are happening this week ONLY! An audition sign-up sheet has been placed beside the music room door so check it out and don’t miss your chance! Be sure to CAREFULLY follow the instructions that are listed and don’t hesitate to ask Mrs. Osborne if you have any questions! See you soon!

Cross Country Team

A reminder to all Cross Country team members interested in the Rochester Trip; there is a meeting today at 11:40 in room 56. The meeting will be brief however you need to be in attendance should you be interested in attending this meet.

Field Hockey

Just a reminder that the first Girls Field Hockey Tryout is tomorrow, Tuesday morning at 6:45 am at Bailey Park. Wear shin guards and mouth guards and Ms. Holt will bring the sticks.  See you then! See Ms. Holt in 106 for details.

Social Club

Do you love to help others, be involved in your community and discuss issues present in our lives today? If yes, join Social Justice, 2019 club of the year! The first meeting of the year is tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th at 11:45 in Rm. 111. Everyone welcome, hope to see you there!

Athletic Council

Athletic Council begins this Tuesday so any members of the 2019-2020 exec please come to room 203 at 11:45 tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th.

Improv

Improv! Improv! Improv! GCVI Improv meets this Wednesday in the balcony – come on up to have some drama fun – meet at the beginning of lunch on Wednesday in the balcony!

Enviro Club

If you want to learn about the environment and climate change and how you can do something about your impact on the environment, then come out to the first meeting of the new and improved Environment and Climate Change Club. We will be meeting on Wednesday at lunch.

March Break 2020 in Costa Rica

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday September 12th in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you  also need to come to the meeting next Thursday @ 12 noon in Room 112

Friday, September 6

Cafeteria Information

The Cafeteria is open every morning at 8:30 for breakfast. The Cafeteria is “Cash Only”. No backpacks are allowed in the food serving area. If you are not buying food, please do not enter the receiving area.

Chess Club

Kobe Bryant once said “all those other players are playing checkers. Me? I’m playing chess”. Be like Kobe! Come out to chess club today at lunch in room 202. All grades are welcome and experience playing chess is not necessary!

Music

Do you play violin, viola, cello or double bass? If so come to the music room today at lunch for an information meeting about the 2019 Canadian National Champion GCVI String Ensemble. Meeting will start at the beginning of lunch in the music room.

Chamber Choir

HEY ALL YOU YODELLERS! Are you particularly nerdy about singing? Do you love staying late after school to attend CHOIR REHEARSALS? Is life better for you when it’s consumed by MONOTONOUS REHEARSAL PROCESSES instead of Netflix and Snapchat? If you answered yes to these questions, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! IT’S CHAMBER CHOIR AUDITION TIME! That’s right… running Tuesday through Friday next week at lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to try out for the LEGENDARY GCVI CHAMBER CHOIR! All details and necessary materials for the audition will be posted beside the music room door after lunch today and will remain there throughout next week. See Mrs. Osborne with any questions… GOOD LUCK!

This is a reminder to all existing members of chamber choir! You have your first rehearsal of the season this Monday, September 9 after school in the music room until 5pm. This rehearsal is mandatory. Please bring all forms and money for the Camp Brebeuf retreat with you.

Social Club

Do you love to help others, be involved in your community and discuss issues present in our lives today? If yes, join Social Justice, 2019 club of the year! The first meeting of the year is this Tuesday, September 10th at 11:45 in Rm. 111. Everyone welcome, hope to see you there!

March Break 2020 in Costa Rica

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday September 12th in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you  also need to come to the meeting next Thursday @ 12 noon in Room 112.

Thursday, September 5

Tennis

GCVI Tennis team tryouts are today at Exhibition park after school.  Please see the bulletin board outside of the main gym for more information on upcoming dates.  If you have your own racquet, please bring it. If not, one can be provided. All grades, males and females, all experience levels are welcome to try out.

Girls Field Hockey

Attention all female students gr. 9-12+ interested in playing on the girls field hockey team this fall.  We will be having an information meeting today September 5th at the beginning of lunch in Rm. 106. Don’t worry gr. 9s we know most of you will have no experience, come to the meeting and check it out

Cross Country Team

The first meeting for the cross country running team is today after school in room 56 in the Business Wing.  

Boys Soccer

Attention any boys interested in playing junior or senior soccer this year. The first tryout for both junior and senior is today at 3:45 at Silver Creek Park. Please see Mr. Conti in the Business office for more information or if you can not attend.

Chess Club

Did you know that playing chess has been linked to improved memory, better focus and higher math scores? To learn more about the game of chess come out to chess club Friday in room 202 at lunch. All grades are welcome, and experience is not necessary!

Science Olympics

Do you like Science?  Want to become a Science Olympian?  WHAT’S THAT you ask? Come to a meeting TODAY at lunch in room 108, to find out.  Grade 9’s are especially welcome. We have weekly meetings with a different science activity each time, compete against other schools and go on cool field trips.  Come and check it out!

Hot Dog BBQ

TOMORROW is the grade 9 hot dog BBQ. Go to your period 2 class tomorrow and your teacher will give you a lunch ticket and bring you outside at 11:00.  Did I mention that it is FREE?? All you need to do is show up and we will serve you a hot dog lunch. We have all beef hot dogs and vegan dogs, veggies and cookies.  What more do you need? See you there!

March Break 2020 in Costa Rica

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday September 12th in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you also need to come to the meeting next Thursday @ 12 noon in Room 112.

Wednesday September 4

Grade 9 Hot Dog BBQ

Have you ever heard the phrase “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”?  Well it’s not true! On Friday all grade 9’s are invited to a FREE LUNCH!  Grade 9’s – you not only get a free hot dog lunch but you also get an EXTRA LONG lunch!  Here’s how it works – grade 9’s go their regular period 2 class on Friday and your period 2 teacher will give you a lunch ticket and escort you outside to the BBQ area.  You can grab some food and hang out with friends. See you Friday!

Guelph Chamber Choir

A heart congratulations going out to the GCVI Chamber Choir who URGENTLY rang out in the first day of school with style! Our choir truly experienced DOUBLE VISION last night, singing with the best selling rock band Foreigner for the SECOND TIME (even though it FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME) at Centre in the Square in Kitchener. Our choir got to meet and greet the rock legends, watch the show and back the band on their international hit ” I Want to Know What Love Is”. On their own accord, our JUKEBOX HEROES decided to use publicity from the event to raise of $2000 for the Shriner’s Hospital of Montreal, which warranted several compliments for community members at the concert who stated how increasingly impressed they are with GCVI’s accomplishments. Our GCVI Music family is incredible proud of our members today!

Stage Band

There is a stage band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. There is also a full Sr. Band rehearsal today after school in the music room starting at 3:30.

Boys Soccer

Attention any boys interested in playing junior or senior soccer this year. The first tryout for both junior and senior is Thursday at 3:45 at Silver Creek Park. Please see Mr. Conti in the Business office for more information or if you can not attend.

Boys Baseball

The Boys Baseball season starts next week! Tryouts will be on Thursday and Friday after school at Exhibition park. If you are interested in trying out, there is a meeting today at lunch in Room 113.

Boys Volleyball

The next Jr. Boys Volleyball Tryout will be held tomorrow morning at 7 am. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend, please speak with Ms. Brandt in the Phys. Ed office.

Field Hockey

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY!  Attention all female students gr. 9-12+ interested in playing on the girls field hockey team this fall.  We will be having an information meeting Thursday September 5th at the beginning of lunch in Rm. 106. Don’t worry gr. 9s we know most of you will have no experience, come to the meeting and check it out

Learn to Row

Are you looking for a new sport? Whether you’ve never played sports before or you need some cross training, rowing is a great sport to try. There is an information meeting Thursday, Sept. 5 at 6pm to take place at the Guelph Rowing Club in the Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

Look for posters around the school for more information or visit guelphrowing.ca We will have information on the Learn to Row Winter and Spring sessions.

Golf team

Attention Golfers! Come and and golf for GCVI this year! Please join us for a brief meeting in Rm.255 at 11:45 on Friday, September 6th.

Science Olympics

Do you like Science?  Want to become a Science Olympian?  WHAT’S THAT you ask? Come to a meeting at lunch on Thursday, room 108, to find out.  Grade 9’s are especially welcome. We have weekly meetings with a different science activity each time, compete against other schools and go on cool field trips.  Come and check it out. Room 108 on Thursday at lunch.

Cross Country Team

The first meeting for the cross country running team is Thursday after school in room 56.  Everyone is welcome to join the team – there are no cuts. Once again the cross country team will meet Thursday after school in room 56 in the basement of the business wing.

Chess Club

Did you know that the Hungarian Janos Flesch once played 51 games of chess at the same time….while blindfolded! To learn more about the game of chess come out to chess club Friday in room 202 at lunch. All grades are welcome, and experience is not necessary!

Ovarian Cancer Canada, Walk of Hope- Volunteer Activity

Everyone loves someone with ovaries! This Sunday morning is the 4th Annual Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope. It is an excellent head start to your VOLUNTEER Hours! Come see Ms. Bowland in room 9 at noon This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for details.

Costa Rica Trip- March Break

Students interested in travelling to Costa Rica this March Break 2020 are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday September 12th in Room 112. Currently we have room for 7 more students to join. For those who have already signed up you  also need to come to the meeting next Thursday @ 12 noon in Room 112.

Tuesday, September 3

Tennis

GCVI Tennis team tryout are today at Exhibition park after school.  Please see the bulletin board outside of the main gym for more information on upcoming dates.  If you have your own racquet, please bring it. If not, one can be provided. All grades, males and females, all experience levels are welcome to try out.

Baseball

The Boys Baseball season starts next week! Tryouts will be on Thursday and Friday after school at Exhibition park. If you are interested in trying out, there is a meeting Wednesday, at lunch in Room 113.

Boys Volleyball

First tryout for Jr. Boys Volleyball is Wednesday morning at 7 am.

First tryout for Sr. Boys Volleyball is 3:30 on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Football

Football starts tonight at Exhibition Park with warm up at 3:45. If you need equipment or a mouth guard please come at lunch to the Football Room. Please arrive at practice with your gear.

Tennis Team

Do you want to try out for the GCVI tennis team?  We need males and females of all grade levels to come and tryout.  There will be a meeting TODAY at the start of lunch in room 3 for more information.  Tryouts will start tomorrow at Exhibition park. Bring your own tennis racquet if you have one.  Otherwise we can provide one. You don’t need to be a tennis expert. All levels are welcome!

Cross Country Team

The first meeting for the cross country running team is Thursday after school in room 56.  Everyone is welcome to join the team – there are no cuts. Once again the cross country team will meet Thursday after school in room 56 in the basement of the business wing.

Girls Field Hockey

All female students gr. 9-12+ interested in playing on the girls field hockey team this fall.  We will be having an information meeting Thursday September 5th at the beginning of lunch in Rm. 106. Don’t worry Gr. 9s we know most of you will have no experience, come to the meeting and check it out!

Girls Basketball

Attention all grade 9 and 10 girls interested in trying out for the basketball team. The first tryout will be tomorrow in the gym at 7 am. Please see the athletic board for more information or see Mr. Tremain in the guidance office this afternoon.

First tryout for Sr. Girls Basketball is Wednesday at 3:30 pm.

Chess Club

Did you know…there are more possible chess moves than there are electrons in the universe! To find out more about the game of chess, come out to chess club Friday at lunch in room 202. This club is open to all grades and all skills levels, from complete beginner to grandmaster. 

Science Olympics

Do you like Science?  Want to become a Science Olympian?  WHAT’S THAT you ask? Come to a meeting at lunch on Thursday, room 108, to find out.  Grade 9’s are especially welcome. We have weekly meetings with a different science activity each time, compete against other schools and go on cool field trips.  Come and check it out. Room 108 on Thursday at lunch.