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Thursday Sept 22nd 2022

Environmental Club

Environmental Club meets this week in Room 9 on Thursday at 11:45. Learn about and lead our efforts to become a more environmentally sustainable school. All are welcome.

OSSTF Student Achievement Awards

What would you do with $1000? Do you enjoy writing, visial art, media or building things? If you want a chance at winning the annual OSSTF Student Acheivment award on the theme ” I am everything they say I am NOT” please see more information on the poster in guidance or come to the Library and see Ms. MacGillivary.

D&D

Attention all adventurers! Dungeons and Dragons Club has our first meeting THIS THURSDAY at lunch in the Outdoor Classroom. Come out to learn about the club, and start your adventure! See you this THURSDAY in the outdoor classroom

Open Door Class

The Open Door Class is reminding you to be thankful this Thursday. Practicing gratitude has been shown to improve overall happiness and our ability to deal with life’s stressors. This week, the Open Door class was thankful for: pets, friends, parents, music, visits from friends and family from out of town and bananas. What are you thankful for today?

LLC Yarn Crafts

Great News! The September Crochet Take-and-Make is finally here! Visit the LLC to pick up a kit to make a green GCVI keychain! Crochet hooks are available for sign-out, and if you need a little help, just ask Ms Westermann. Happy Making and remember to let us know how your project turns out!

Guidance

Guelph Police Service presents Youth Engagement Program 2022. It’s an 8-week, free interactive & informative after-school learning program about policing for students Grade 10 to 12+.

Earn 20 volunteer hours and build your resume and network. 

Visit the Youth Zone page at guelphpolice.ca to apply or pick up an application in Guidance. 

Registration closes: Friday, September 30th 2022

SENATE

Hello Gaels!! Townhall is BACK and we want to see you there! This is your chance to get involved with helping SENATE run fun spirit events!! Everyone is welcome – we are meeting in ROOM 150 at 12 THIS THURSDAY September, 22. See you there Gaels!

Social Justice

Social Justice Club is going to be having its first meeting of the year this coming Monday, September 26. Come to room 209 at the beginning of lunch! You can also join our classroom with code MLYVN3Y or check us out on instagram! See you there Gaels!

SENATE

Hello Gaels!! Townhall is BACK and we want to see you there! This is your chance to get involved with helping SENATE run fun spirit events!! Everyone is welcome – we are meeting in ROOM 150 at 12 THIS THURSDAY September, 22. In the meantime, you can join our classroom with the code 5wrrnsb. We can’t wait to see you Gaels!

Cross Country

Cross country team please listen up.  If you have paid for a singlet you can pick it up at lunch today in the resource room.  Cross country team member please pick up your singlets in the resource room today at lunch.

Athletic Council

Athletic Council is gearing up for our first pep rally of the year and we can’t wait to see everyone there. Join us tomorrow at lunch after the Terry Fox run on the side campus field to celebrate our fall athletes and support the football team as they go off to their home opener Friday at 4pm at the University of Guelph. Be sure to wear your green and gaels wear! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi.

DECA

Hey Gaels just a reminder that DECA will be having a meeting today in room 154 at 11:45.

Music

Reminder that there is a Stage Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music and a Sr Band practice after school.

Baseball

Attention Boys Baseball players. This is a reminder that you are dismissed from your afternoon classes today for our 1 PM game at Pearson Park vs. Lourdes. Get yourselves over to Pearson Park immediately following Period 2 so we can get warmed up and ready to play. The players who require transportation to today’s game, your taxi will be picking you up outside the yorkshire street entrance (that’s the one closest to the main office) at 11:45 AM to take you over to the park.

Wednesday Sept 21st 2022

Gael Gazette

Good morning Gaels! The School Newspaper Club is looking for NEW and RETURNING members to participate in the Gael Gazette! If you are interested in writing or editing articles, other media forms, or other contribution styles such as comics or games, come to the first meeting, Thursday September 22nd in room 206 at lunch – 11:50pm. In the meantime, please join the Google Classroom with the code 7uq6k6i.

GSA

“Hey Gaels, are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ looking for a safe space or an ally interested in learning more about the community? Come to the Gender-Sexuality Alliance in room 213 todayat 1145

Multicultural Club

Multicultural Club is starting on Wednesday, Sep 21. As a club we organize social activities  and shows for the school that helps educate and celebrate the many cultures of GCVI.   If you are interested in celebrating GCVI’s diversity and making new friends then come on out to our first meeting on Wed, Sep 21 at 12:00 in room 209. come on out to learn more!

Science Olympics

If the silver surfer and iron man team up, … would they be alloys? Science Olympics this week in New room 9. Bring your lunch at 11:45 and party like a mad scientist.

Environmental Club

Environmental Club meets this week in Room 9 on Thursday at 11:45. Learn about and lead our efforts to become a more environmentally sustainable school. All are welcome.

OSSTF Student Achievement Awards

What would you do with $1000? Do you enjoy writing, visial art, media or building things? If you want a chance at winning the annual OSSTF Student Acheivment award on the theme ” I am everything they say I am NOT” please see more information on the poster in guidance or come to the Library and see Ms. MacGillivary.

D&D

Attention all adventurers! Dungeons and Dragons Club has our first meeting THIS THURSDAY at lunch in the Outdoor Classroom. Come out to learn about the club, and start your adventure! See you this THURSDAY in the outdoor classroom

Environmental Club READ THIS ONE

Environmental club is meeting this Friday at 11:45 in Room 9. Take action to make our school a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place to be. All are welcome!

SENATE

Hello Gaels!! Townhall is BACK and we want to see you there! This is your chance to get involved with helping SENATE run fun spirit events!! Everyone is welcome – we are meeting in ROOM 150 at 12 THIS THURSDAY September, 22. In the meantime, you can join our classroom with the code 5wrrnsb. We can’t wait to see you Gaels!

RISE

Reminder that RISE IS MEETING TODAY  AT THE BEGINNING OF LINCH IN ROOM 260.

DECA

Good morning Gaels!! Just a reminder that DECA is having a meeting tomorrow at 11:45 in room 154. See you all there!!

Chamber Choir

This is an announcement for all members of chamber choir! Since Ms. Osborne is still doing auditions, tonight’s rehearsal is simply a meeting for RETURNING MEMBERS ONLY. If you were part of chamber choir last year and plan on returning for this season, please come to the music room after school today!! Thanks for your patience to the 70 auditioners Ms. Osborne had the pleasure of meeting last week, the list of new members will be posted by Friday this week.

Senior Girls Basketball Team

Last night the senior girls basketball team opened their season with a dominating win. The Gaels got off to a quick start and never looked back topping St. James 57-5. GC was led in scoring by Acadia Tremain with 16, Jasmine Liban with 12 and Nyssa Matthews with 8. Great defensive contributions from Sam Aljoe, Nicole Carbone and Molly Hannay. The Gaels now face Bishop Mac Thursday at 5:30 at GC. Way to go team!

Tuesday Sept 20th 2022

GCVI Cricket Team

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

Guidance

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

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

Debate Club

Hey Debaters!  Our next meeting is TOMORROW – Tuesday – ONLINE at 4:30pm. Check the google classroom for more details and the meet link. 

There’s no debate, you should come!

Multicultural Club

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

Music

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

Action on Indigenous Issues in Canada

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

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

Do you want to create a student voice to recognize this day? 

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

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

Everyone is welcome!

Mandarin Club

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

Chess Club

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

Chamber Choir

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

Electric vehicle team

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

Football – Gerard the “Velvet Tongue”

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

Terry Fox Run

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

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

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

Monday Sept 19th 2022

Gael Gazette

Good morning Gaels! The School Newspaper Club is looking for NEW and RETURNING members to participate in the Gael Gazette! If you are interested in writing or editing articles, other media forms, or other contribution styles such as comics or games, come to the first meeting, Thursday September 22nd in room 206 at lunch – 11:50pm. In the meantime, please join the Google Classroom with the code 7uq6k6i.

Dance Crew

Dance Crew is starting up on Monday, Sep 19. If you are interested in learning, choreographing, or  performing  dances then this is the club for  you. We do a variety of dances including hip hop,  Bollywood, Afro, and much more. No experience is necessary!  Come on out to the balcony on Monday at 12:00 to learn more.

BSU

The Black Student Union is holding its first meeting this Tuesday, September 20. We are happy to welcome new members! Come on out if you would like to learn more about what the Black student union is all about.  We will meet at 11:45 in room 209. Bring your lunch!

Debate club

Good morning Gaels! If you want to develop some amazing public speaking skills, here’s your opportunity to do just that! The DEBATE CLUB is holding an introductory meetingTODAY – Monday – at the beginning of lunch (11:45) in room 206. Bring your lunch! While you’re intrigued, here is the google classroom code: nkgfti4

Cricket

Are you interested in playing Cricket? If you are, there is a meeting today in Room 104 at the beginning of lunch. If you are an experienced cricketer or just a beginner and want to try it out, please come out. That’s today at the beginning of lunch in Room 104.

Brainiacs

Helloooo Gaels! Did you enjoy participating or organizing last semester’s Battle of the Brains? Or perhaps you enjoyed the Fortune Telling event at the previous Spring Carnival. If you want to see more of these fun and exciting learning events continuing to run in the future, the Brainiacs club is the perfect place to be in! Be sure to put your thinking caps on, because the team is always looking for new ideas and inspirations for future events to make learning fun, as well as new people to help create and run them. As they say, two brains are better than one, or even better, 3 brains, or four! The more brains the better!! So what are you waiting for? Join us for our first information session on Tuesday, Sep 20, at 12:00 in Rm 154, to see how you can be a valuable part of the Brainiacs team. All students of any grade level are welcome to join, no experience required, just people with a creative mindset. We can’t wait to see all your brains working!

Science Olympics

Why did the acid go to the gym… to become a buffer solution:) 

Science olympics on Wednesday in NEW room 9 room 9 room 9. 

Bring your lunch and meet with us at 11:45 for some weird and wacky science fun.

Environmental Club

Environmental Club meets this week in Room 9 on Thursday at 11:45. Learn about and lead our efforts to become a more environmentally sustainable school. All are welcome.

OSSTF Student Achievement Awards

What would you do with $1000? Do you enjoy writing, visial art, media or building things? If you want a chance at winning the annual OSSTF Student Acheivment award on the theme ” I am everything they say I am NOT” please see more information on the poster in guidance or come to the Library and see Ms. MacGillivary.

Cross Country Team

All cross country team members please listen up.  Cross country team – today is the last day to sign up for this weeks race.  Be sure to sign up on google classroom or come see Mr. MacNeill in room 56 today.

SENATE 

Hello Gaels! Do you like helping out with school spirit events? What about dances, fairs, and fundraisers?! If so, you are in luck because Townhall is back! Our first meeting is at 12 THIS THURSDAY, September 22. We’ll let you know the exact room number we’ll be in shortly, but everyone is welcome and we can’t wait to see you there!!

Chamber Choir

Are you still looking to audition for chamber choir? Today after school is your last chance. You heard that right! Today is the final day for chamber choir auditions! If you still want to audition but didn’t have a chance to sign up or complete an audition last week, come to the music room today after school. The list of new members will be posted on the music room door tomorrow morning, so keep an eye out!

Brainiacs

Helloooo Gaels! Just a reminder that the Brainiacs information session is tomorrow.  If you enjoyed participating or organizing last semester’s Battle of the Brains, or enjoyed the Fortune Telling event at the previous Spring Carnival, be sure to attend tomorrow’s meeting at 12:00 in Rm 154, to see how you can be a valuable part of the Brainiacs team. Again, all students of any grade level are welcome to join. We can’t wait to see all your brains working!

Music

Reminder that we have our first Jr Band practice of the year today at lunch in the music room. All band members are asked to report to the music room right at the beginning of lunch so we can get started quickly.

Senior Band and Drumline members are reminded to come the auditorium at the end of the day today to get fitting for your marching band uniforms.

This morning GCVI welcomes the 2016 International Champion Barbershop Quartet Forefront to our school for a special music workshop. The workshop will be starting in the music room at 10am. Music student who wish to attend are reminded to speak with their period 1 and 2 teachers.

Boys Baseball

Attention all boys baseball players. This is a reminder about your very important meeting today at the beginning of lunch in Room 252. We will be going over some routines for tomorrow’s season opener and assigning your jersey numbers; so bring your lunch, your signed permission forms, and please be on time! If you cannot make this meeting for any reason, speak to Mr. Matchett or Mr. Snoddy TODAY!

Friday Sept 16th 2022

Gcvi Electric Vehicle Team

Good morning GCVI! Are you interested in engineering,  manufacturing,  fabrication and electrical?

If so, then the GCVI Electric Vehicle Team is for you! We will start meetings on Thursday October 6th in room 131 (manufacturing) on October 6th. We will be holding our meetings on Thursdays after school this year and we will be waiting until October to give you allntime to get settled in your classes.

Make sure you keep your Thursdays after school open!

We can’t wait to see you then and if you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Lyle.

Chess Club

Attention all chess players, GCVI Chess Club is back! Chess club is open to all ages and all abilities, from complete beginners to potential grandmasters. We will be having an introductory meeting Friday in room 56 at 12:00. Join our google classroom for details using the code dzin2vx.

Gael Gazette

Good morning Gaels! The School Newspaper Club is looking for NEW and RETURNING members to participate in the Gael Gazette! If you are interested in writing or editing articles, other media forms, or other contribution styles such as comics or games, come to the first meeting, Thursday September 22nd in room 206 at lunch – 11:50pm. In the meantime, please join the Google Classroom with the code 7uq6k6i.

Multicultural Club

Multicultural Club is starting on Wednesday, Sep 21. As a club we organize social activities  and shows for the school that helps educate and celebrate the many cultures of GCVI.   If you are interested in celebrating GCVI’s diversity and making new friends then come on out to our first meeting on Wed, Sep 21 at 12:00 in room 209. come on out to learn more!

Dance Crew

Dance Crew is starting up on Monday, Sep 19. If you are interested in learning, choreographing, or  performing  dances then this is the club for  you. We do a variety of dances including hip hop,  Bollywood, Afro, and much more. No experience is necessary!  Come on out to the balcony on Monday at 12:00 to learn more.

BSU

The Black Student Union is holding its first meeting this Tuesday, September 20. We are happy to welcome new members! Come on out if you would like to learn more about what the Black student union is all about.  We will meet at 11:45 in room 209. Bring your lunch!

Debate Club

Good morning Gaels! If you want to develop some amazing public speaking skills, here’s your opportunity to do just that! The DEBATE CLUB is holding an introductory meeting this coming Monday at the beginning of lunch (11:45) in room 206. Bring your lunch! While you’re intrigued, here is the google classroom code: nkgfti4

Cricket

Are you interested in playing Cricket? If you are, there is a meeting this Monday in Room 104 at the beginning of lunch. If you are an experienced cricketer or just a beginner and want to try it out, please come out. That’s Monday at the beginning of lunch in Room 104.

Brainiacs

Helloooo Gaels! Did you enjoy participating or organizing last semester’s Battle of the Brains? Or perhaps you enjoyed the Fortune Telling event at the previous Spring Carnival. If you want to see more of these fun and exciting learning events continuing to run in the future, the Brainiacs club is the perfect place to be in! Be sure to put your thinking caps on, because the team is always looking for new ideas and inspirations for future events to make learning fun, as well as new people to help create and run them. As they say, two brains are better than one, or even better, 3 brains, or four! The more brains the better!! So what are you waiting for? Join us for our first information session on Tuesday, Sep 20, at 12:00 in Rm 154, to see how you can be a valuable part of the Brainiacs team. All students of any grade level are welcome to join, no experience required, just people with a creative mindset. We can’t wait to see all your brains working!

Thursday Sept 15th 2022

Math Contest Club aka MCC Hammer

“HEY GAELS??!! Are you looking to improve your math skills or challenge yourself with difficult problems? Are you looking to find similarly minded individuals to work together to solve tough problems and understand new concepts? In that case, the GCVI MCC Hammer 

 => aka the Math Contest Club <== just might be right for you, where we go over tough math contest questions and explore interesting math concepts!! All grades and skill levels are welcome!!!! Guaranteed you will do better on Math Contests or your money back!

Our first meeting is on Thursday September 15 at 11:45 in room (TBD). Join the math contest classroom using the code igymd27 for additional information and announcements.”

Chess Club

Attention all chess players, GCVI Chess Club is back! Chess club is open to all ages and all abilities, from complete beginners to potential grandmasters. We will be having an introductory meeting Friday in room 56 at 12:00. Join our google classroom for details using the code dzin2vx.

Mandy  Arbuckle

Mrs Arbuckle would like to invite the school to Hope In The Street, This Friday, September 16th from 5-11pm, Come for a great event designed to bring the whole community together. 

Hope in the Street is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and friends out for a great evening of food vendors/entertainment and good times!  This is a fully accessible event for an inclusive community. Donations are accepted at the door, no tickets required!

Proceeds from this event support Hope House, a poverty relief organization located downtown Guelph. 

 Hope in the Street is also looking for volunteers if you would like to help please let guidance know.

Environmental Club

How do you know the ocean is friendly? … It waves. Environmental Club is meeting TODAY in room 9 at 11:45. We need your help to make GC a greener and more environmentally friendly place. See you there!

GCVI Improv

A reminder that GCVI improv club meets for another afternoon of drama fun this Thursday after school from 3:15 to 5:00 in the aud – all are welcome, and no experience necessary! Additionally, check the aud doors for the code to join our Google Classroom!

Multicultural Club

Multicultural Club is starting on Wednesday, Sep 21. As a club we organize social activities  and shows for the school that helps educate and celebrate the many cultures of GCVI.   If you are interested in celebrating GCVI’s diversity and making new friends then come on out to our first meeting on Wed, Sep 21 at 12:00 in room 209. come on out to learn more!

Dance Crew

Dance Crew is starting up on Monday, Sep 19. If you are interested in learning, choreographing, or  performing  dances then this is the club for  you. We do a variety of dances including hip hop,  Bollywood, Afro, and much more. No experience is necessary!  Come on out to the balcony on Monday at 12:00 to learn more.

BSU

The Black Student Union is holding its first meeting this Tuesday, September 20. We are happy to welcome new members! Come on out if you would like to learn more about what the Black student union is all about.  We will meet at 11:45 in room 209. Bring your lunch!

Debate Club

Good morning Gaels! If you want to develop some amazing public speaking skills, here’s your opportunity to do just that! The DEBATE CLUB is holding an introductory meeting this coming Monday at the beginning of lunch (11:45) in room 206. Bring your lunch! While you’re intrigued, here is the google classroom code: nkgfti4

Junior Boys Soccer

Thanks to all that tried out this season for junior Boys soccer at GCVI.  The final roster will be posted after 11 am today outside the gym.  For those on the list please attend a meeting in Room 150 at 11:45 today. 

Senior Boys Soccer

Thanks to all who tried out for the senior boys soccer team – it was an incredibly talented group of players.  The final roster will be posted outside of the gym after 11 am today.  Our first team practice will be today after school at Silvercreek from 3:45 – 4:45.  Please let Ms Carberry know if you can not attend.

DECA

Hey Gaels!! Just a reminder that the DECA information session is today at 12pm in room 154. See you there!

Terry Fox 

Hey Gaels, The Terry Fox run will be taking place September 23rd. Like we have done in the past. A Google form will be available to submit kilometers where you have been active. This could be walked, biked, swam or ran.  The Google form can be found on our website.

Wednesday Sept 14th 2022

Chess Club

Attention all chess players, GCVI Chess Club is back! Chess club is open to all ages and all abilities, from complete beginners to potential grandmasters. We will be having an introductory meeting Friday in room 56 at 12:00. Join our google classroom for details using the code dzin2vx.

Science Olympics

What kind of books do planets usually like to read? … Comet books 🙂

Science Olympics is excited to welcome you back for another year of weird and wacky science fun. Come on out Today at 11:45 in room 3 to see what it’s all about.

RISERISE

Hey, Gaels! RISE (which stands for Recognition of Indigenous Sovereignty and Equity) wants to let you know that they are back in action and holding weekly meetings every Wednesday at 12pm in room 260. 

RISE is working to increase awareness of the issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada on Turtle Island by taking action to amplify, uplift, and support our Treaty Partners. 

RISE launched many initiatives and fundraisers last year to spread awareness about the historical issues and current events affecting Indigenous peoples and Canadians such as Orange Shirt Day, Treaties Week activities, a book drive and button sales.

If you’re passionate about making a difference or would like to find out more, join their classroom with the class code 3jln4ee or show up to our meeting this wednesday in room 260! Hope to see you there tomorrow (today)

Environmental Club

Nature is so resourceful… It can make dew with just water. Environmental club is meeting in room 9 at 11:45 on Thursday. If you’d like to learn about change-making, sustainability and climate activism here at GC, this is the club for you. All are welcome.

Gael Gazette

Good morning Gaels! The School Newspaper Club is looking for NEW and RETURNING members to participate in the Gael Gazette! If you are interested in writing or editing articles, other media forms, or other contribution styles such as comics or games, come to the first meeting, Thursday September 22nd in room 206 at lunch – 11:50pm. In the meantime, please join the Google Classroom with the code 7uq6k6i.

GCVI Improv

A reminder that GCVI improv club meets for another afternoon of drama fun this Thursday after school from 3:15 to 5:00 in the aud – all are welcome, and no experience necessary! Additionally, check the aud doors for the code to join our Google Classroom!

Junior and Senior Boys Soccer

If you attended tryouts for the Junior or Senior Boys soccer teams please check the lists posted on the bulletin board outside the main gym after 11am today.  If your name is on the list you are invited to attend the final tryout tonight at 3:45 at SilverCreek Park.  Thanks to all who attended tryouts – it was an amazing turnout!

Chamber Choir

This is a reminder for all students interested in auditioning for chamber choir. If you want to be a part of choir this year and you were NOT part of the choir last year, you must sign up on the new audition sheets posted on the music room door. Make sure your name is on the newly posted lists…. auditions are this week only!

DECA

Are you a student who is interested in business? Interested in improving your confidence and publick speaking skills? Then DECA is the club for you!! Come join us at our information session tomorrow in room 154 at 12pm. We hope to see all GCVI’s business enthusiats there!

Music

Reminder that there is a full drumline rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. We only have 3 rehearsals left until our first parade performance so attendance at rehearsals is mandatory.

Boys Baseball

Attention to all baseball players interested in trying out for this year’s GCVI Boys Baseball team. This is a reminder to attend a mandatory meeting in room 252 at the beginning of lunch today, and to be at Exhibition Park for our first tryout tonight immediately after school. 

If you cannot attend today’s lunch meeting, be sure to connect with Mr. Matchett or Mr. Snoddy so your name is not missed.

GSA

“Hey Gaels, are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ looking for a safe space or an ally interested in learning more about the community? Come to the Gender-Sexuality Alliance in room 213 todayat 1145

Photo Day 

Photo day is tomorrow, September 15!

Juggling Club 

The day you’ve all been waiting for has come! Juggling club, it’s finally here. Today at 12:00, in Rm 104.

Tuesday Sept 13th 2022

Gcvi electric vehicle team

Good morning GCVI! Are you interested in engineering,  manufacturing,  fabrication and electrical?

If so, then the GCVI Electric Vehicle Team is for you! We will start meetings on Thursday October 6th in room 131 (manufacturing) on October 6th. We will be holding our meetings on Thursdays after school this year and we will be waiting until October to give you allntime to get settled in your classes.

Make sure you keep your Thursdays after school open!

We can’t wait to see you then and if you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Lyle.

Magic the Gathering

Do you play Magic the Gathering EDH?  Do you want to learn?  We will be starting a new Magic the Gathering club which will meet Tuesdays in Rm 106.  See Ms. Holt for details.  All students welcome!  First meeting will be Tuesday September 13.

Math Contest Club aka MCC Hammer

“HEY GAELS??!! Are you looking to improve your math skills or challenge yourself with difficult problems? Are you looking to find similarly minded individuals to work together to solve tough problems and understand new concepts? In that case, the GCVI MCC Hammer 

 => aka the Math Contest Club <== just might be right for you, where we go over tough math contest questions and explore interesting math concepts!! All grades and skill levels are welcome!!!! Guaranteed you will do better on Math Contests or your money back!

Our first meeting is on Thursday September 15 at 11:45 in room (TBD). Join the math contest classroom using the code igymd27 for additional information and announcements.”

Cross country team

It’s not too late to join the cross country team.  Stop by the resource room to see Mr. Hocken for details, or come to practice Tuesday – Friday after school at the outdoor classroom.  If you are at all interested in running cross country, see Mr. Hocken in resource or meet after school everyday Tuesday – Friday at the outdoor classroom.

Boys Soccer

The next tryout for Junior and Senior Boys soccer will be on Tuesday, September 13 at 3:45 at Silvercreek Park.  If you cannot attend please email Ms Carberry.,

Chess Club

Attention all chess players, GCVI Chess Club is back! Chess club is open to all ages and all abilities, from complete beginners to potential grandmasters. We will be having an introductory meeting Friday in room 56 at 12:00. Join our google classroom for details using the code dzin2vx.

Athletic Council

If you are interested in becoming a member of Athletic Council this year, remember to fill out the application form by the end of the day Friday. You can access the Google Form through the link in our Instagram bio @athleticsgcvi or by going to tinyurl.com/AthleticCouncil2023. You can DM us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi with any questions you may have about applications or anything related to athletics at GC.

Science Olympics

What did one cell tell his sister cell when she stepped on his toes? … “Ouch! That’s mitosis!”

Science Olympics is excited to welcome you back for another year of weird and wacky science fun. Come on out Wednesday at 11:45 in room 3 to see what it’s all about.

GSA

Hey Gaels, are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ looking for a safe space or an ally interested in learning more about the community? Come to the Gender-Sexuality Alliance in room 213 tomorrow at 11:45

Mandy  Arbuckle

Mrs Arbuckle would like to invite the school to Hope In The Street, This Friday, September 16th from 5-11pm, Come for a great event designed to bring the whole community together. 

Hope in the Street is the perfect opportunity to bring your family and friends out for a great evening of food vendors/entertainment and good times!  This is a fully accessible event for an inclusive community. Donations are accepted at the door, no tickets required!

Proceeds from this event support Hope House, a poverty relief organization located downtown Guelph. 

Hope in the Street is also looking for volunteers if you would like to help please let guidance know.

Football

Attention all football players.  Today at lunch, is the last day to pick up your equipment, get equipment repairs and adjustments. Meet upstairs in the football room at the beginning of lunch. 

Jr girls basketball

Last try out is today after school in the main gym

Music

Reminder that there is a full Sr Band practice today at lunch in the music room. Everyone needs to attend. We only have 28 more days until our first performance.

RISE

Hey, Gaels! RISE (which stands for Recognition of Indigenous Sovereignty and Equity) wants to let you know that they are back in action and holding weekly meetings every Wednesday at 12pm in room 260. 

RISE is working to increase awareness of the issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada on Turtle Island by taking action to amplify, uplift, and support our Treaty Partners. 

RISE launched many initiatives and fundraisers last year to spread awareness about the historical issues and current events affecting Indigenous peoples and Canadians such as Orange Shirt Day, Treaties Week activities, a book drive and button sales.

If you’re passionate about making a difference or would like to find out more, join their classroom with the class code 3jln4ee or show up to our meeting this wednesday in room 260! Hope to see you there tomorrow (today)

Juggling Club 

Come down for juggling club on Wednesday at 12:00 in room 104

Baseball ! 

Attention boys interested in playing for the GCVI Baseball team this fall. Please attend a mandatory meeting tomorrow in room 252 to express your interest in playing. ROOM 252 FOR BOYS INTERESTED IN BASEBALL

Monday Sept 12th 2022

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR IS BACK! Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing competitively and in a group of people? Do you want to travel to New York City this June to sing on stage at Carnegie Hall? Then it’s time to AUDITION FOR CHAMBER CHOIR! Attention all singers! Audition times have opened for this year’s chamber choir. If you have any interest, you MUST audition over the next week. Sign up for an audition time on the music room door, and see Mrs. Osborne with any questions or concerns! Fa la la la la… la la la laaaa….

Cross country team

It’s not too late to join the cross country team.  Stop by the resource room to see Mr. Hocken for details, or come to practice Tuesday – Friday after school at the outdoor classroom.  If you are at all interested in running cross country, see Mr. Hocken in resource or meet after school everyday Tuesday – Friday at the outdoor classroom.

Chamber Choir

A big head’s up for chamber choir auditioners! If you signed up for an audition time slot on the music room door for today, Monday or Tuesday, please note Mrs. Osborne is moving your auditions forward to the same days next week. Because of the overwhelming demand, rescheduling is causing some delays with the audition process. Mrs. Osborne will reach out to all of you who signed up via email to reschedule your auditions. Regular rehearsals for existing choir members will resume on Wednesday, September 21 after school

Boys Soccer

The next tryout for Junior and Senior Boys soccer will be on Tuesday, September 13 at 3:45 at Silvercreek Park.  If you cannot attend please email Ms Carberry.

Golf Team

If you are a grade 9 student who missed the golf team meeting on Friday due to the barbeque, please see Mr. Howie today,  in Room 255 or the History Office, for information.

Chess Club

Attention all chess players, GCVI Chess Club is back! Chess club is open to all ages and all abilities, from complete beginners to potential grandmasters. We will be having an introductory meeting Friday in room 56 at 12:00. Join our google classroom for details using the code dzin2vx.

DECA

Good Morning Gaels! If you’re interested in business, and want to take part in business competitions, then DECA is the club for you! We are hosting an information session this Thursday at lunch for anyone who is interested in becoming a member, the location of the meeting is TBD but we will keep you posted on those upcoming details. For more information like how to join our google classroom follow our instagram @decagcvi. Hope to see you all on Thursday!

Athletic Council

If you are interested in becoming a member of Athletic Council this year, remember to fill out the application form by the end of the day Friday. You can access the Google Form through the link in our Instagram bio @athleticsgcvi or by going to tinyurl.com/AthleticCouncil2023. You can DM us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi with any questions you may have about applications or anything related to athletics at GC.

Music

Are you a Grade 9 student who plays a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument? Come by the music room today at the beginning of lunch for the first meeting of the GCVI JR Band. All grade 9 students are welcome to attend. Bring your lunch with you as the meeting will start at the beginning of lunch.

Reminder to all Sr Band students to bring your permission forms for the band retreat to Mr. Austin by Friday at the latest. We need to confirm our numbers to order food by Friday.

Football

Football equipment will be handed out at the start of unch today in the Mechanical room on the third floor of the new building.  This announcement is for players who haven’t recieved their helmet or shoulder pad.  Tonight will be a helmet and shoulder pads practice, don’t forget your mouth guard.

Music Council 

Hey Gaels!! Just a reminder to anyone who was and is interested in joining music council, we have our first short meeting at the start of lunch today in the music room! If you missed it, join our classroom using the code t3oxyvg to stay updated! Can’t wait to see you there!

GSA

Hey Gaels, are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ looking for a safe space or an ally interested in learning more about the community? Come to the Gender-Sexuality Alliance in room 213 this Wednesday at lunch!

YearBook 

To all students who have spoken with Mr Osterberg about Yearbook. Please meet today at LUNCH in the ACTA NOSTRA OFFICE. To everyone else, it’s photoday this Thursday!! If you purchased a yearbook last year, you will receieve yours on Thursday.

Monday Sept 12th 2022

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR IS BACK! Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing competitively and in a group of people? Do you want to travel to New York City this June to sing on stage at Carnegie Hall? Then it’s time to AUDITION FOR CHAMBER CHOIR! Attention all singers! Audition times have opened for this year’s chamber choir. If you have any interest, you MUST audition over the next week. Sign up for an audition time on the music room door, and see Mrs. Osborne with any questions or concerns! Fa la la la la… la la la laaaa….

Cross country team

It’s not too late to join the cross country team.  Stop by the resource room to see Mr. Hocken for details, or come to practice Tuesday – Friday after school at the outdoor classroom.  If you are at all interested in running cross country, see Mr. Hocken in resource or meet after school everyday Tuesday – Friday at the outdoor classroom.

Chamber Choir

A big head’s up for chamber choir auditioners! If you signed up for an audition time slot on the music room door for today, Monday or Tuesday, please note Mrs. Osborne is moving your auditions forward to the same days next week. Because of the overwhelming demand, rescheduling is causing some delays with the audition process. Mrs. Osborne will reach out to all of you who signed up via email to reschedule your auditions. Regular rehearsals for existing choir members will resume on Wednesday, September 21 after school

Boys Soccer

The next tryout for Junior and Senior Boys soccer will be on Tuesday, September 13 at 3:45 at Silvercreek Park.  If you cannot attend please email Ms Carberry.

Golf Team

If you are a grade 9 student who missed the golf team meeting on Friday due to the barbeque, please see Mr. Howie today,  in Room 255 or the History Office, for information.

Chess Club

Attention all chess players, GCVI Chess Club is back! Chess club is open to all ages and all abilities, from complete beginners to potential grandmasters. We will be having an introductory meeting Friday in room 56 at 12:00. Join our google classroom for details using the code dzin2vx.

DECA

Good Morning Gaels! If you’re interested in business, and want to take part in business competitions, then DECA is the club for you! We are hosting an information session this Thursday at lunch for anyone who is interested in becoming a member, the location of the meeting is TBD but we will keep you posted on those upcoming details. For more information like how to join our google classroom follow our instagram @decagcvi. Hope to see you all on Thursday!

Athletic Council

If you are interested in becoming a member of Athletic Council this year, remember to fill out the application form by the end of the day Friday. You can access the Google Form through the link in our Instagram bio @athleticsgcvi or by going to tinyurl.com/AthleticCouncil2023. You can DM us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi with any questions you may have about applications or anything related to athletics at GC.

Music

Are you a Grade 9 student who plays a brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument? Come by the music room today at the beginning of lunch for the first meeting of the GCVI JR Band. All grade 9 students are welcome to attend. Bring your lunch with you as the meeting will start at the beginning of lunch.

Reminder to all Sr Band students to bring your permission forms for the band retreat to Mr. Austin by Friday at the latest. We need to confirm our numbers to order food by Friday.

Football

Football equipment will be handed out at the start of unch today in the Mechanical room on the third floor of the new building.  This announcement is for players who haven’t recieved their helmet or shoulder pad.  Tonight will be a helmet and shoulder pads practice, don’t forget your mouth guard.

Music Council 

Hey Gaels!! Just a reminder to anyone who was and is interested in joining music council, we have our first short meeting at the start of lunch today in the music room! If you missed it, join our classroom using the code t3oxyvg to stay updated! Can’t wait to see you there!

GSA

Hey Gaels, are you a member of the LGBTQIA+ looking for a safe space or an ally interested in learning more about the community? Come to the Gender-Sexuality Alliance in room 213 this Wednesday at lunch!

Friday September 9th 2022

Gcvi electric vehicle team

Good morning GCVI! Are you interested in engineering,  manufacturing,  fabrication and electrical?

If so, then the GCVI Electric Vehicle Team is for you! We will start meetings on Thursday October 6th in room 131 (manufacturing) on October 6th. We will be holding our meetings on Thursdays after school this year and we will be waiting until October to give you allntime to get settled in your classes.

Make sure you keep your Thursdays after school open!

We can’t wait to see you then and if you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Lyle.

Golf Team

There will be a meeting for students interested in trying out for the Boys and the Girls Golf teams. Only boys who consistently shoot under 100, and girls who consistently shoot under 120, should attend. The meeting is this Friday, September 9, at 11:45, in Room 255.

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR IS BACK! Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing competitively and in a group of people? Do you want to travel to New York City this June to sing on stage at Carnegie Hall? Then it’s time to AUDITION FOR CHAMBER CHOIR! Attention all singers! Audition times have opened for this year’s chamber choir. If you have any interest, you MUST audition over the next week. Sign up for an audition time on the music room door, and see Mrs. Osborne with any questions or concerns! Fa la la la la… la la la laaaa….

Athletic Council

Do you want to help run events like March Madness, pep rallies and the athletic banquet? If so, Athletic Council might be for you! Anyone interested in applying to be a member of Athletic Council this school year should complete the Google Form application by Friday September 16th. You can access the form through the link in our Instagram bio @athleticsgcvi OR by going to tinyurl.com/AthleticCouncil2023. DM us on Instagram if you have any questions about applications.

Magic the Gathering

Do you play Magic the Gathering EDH?  Do you want to learn?  We will be starting a new Magic the Gathering club which will meet Tuesdays in Rm 106.  See Ms. Holt for details.  All students welcome!  First meeting will be Tuesday September 13.

Tennis

Want to try out for tennis?  There will be 3 more tryout dates; this Friday and next week Tuesday and Thursday.  Head to the Exhibition park courts after school.  Please bring a racket if you have one.  Everyone is welcome.

Senior Boys Volleyball

Attention all SENIOR BOYS interested in trying out for the volleyball team. Your tryout will be taking place Monday Morning at 7AM SHARP. Be on time, dressed and ready to go. We are looking forward to seeing you there. Any questions please see/email Ms. Yankulov.

Math Contest Club aka MCC Hammer

“HEY GAELS??!! Are you looking to improve your math skills or challenge yourself with difficult problems? Are you looking to find similarly minded individuals to work together to solve tough problems and understand new concepts? In that case, the GCVI MCC Hammer 

 => aka the Math Contest Club <== just might be right for you, where we go over tough math contest questions and explore interesting math concepts!! All grades and skill levels are welcome!!!! Guaranteed you will do better on Math Contests or your money back!

Our first meeting is on Thursday September 15 at 11:45 in room (TBD). Join the math contest classroom using the code igymd27 for additional information and announcements.”

Cross country team

It’s not too late to join the cross country team.  Stop by the resource room to see Mr. Hocken for details, or come to practice Tuesday – Friday after school at the outdoor classroom.  If you are at all interested in running cross country, see Mr. Hocken in resource or meet after school everyday Tuesday – Friday at the outdoor classroom.

Chamber Choir

A big head’s up for chamber choir auditioners! If you signed up for an audition time slot on the music room door for today, Monday or Tuesday, please note Mrs. Osborne is moving your auditions forward to the same days next week. Because of the overwhelming demand, rescheduling is causing some delays with the audition process. Mrs. Osborne will reach out to all of you who signed up via email to reschedule your auditions. Regular rehearsals for existing choir members will resume on Wednesday, September 21 after school.

Music

Do you play violin, viola, or cello? Come to the music room today at the beginning of lunch for the first meeting of the GCVI Orchestra.

Today after school is the first full rehearsal for the GCVI Drumline. Our drumline instructor Rich will be here to teach you all the basics. New members are welcome.

Music Council 

Hey Gaels, are you interested in music, planning, leading, and working behind the scenes of our music events?!? If so, music council is starting up with lots of plans this year and is looking for new and old faces to join them. If you are interested please Join the classroom using the code t3oxyvg, thats t3oxyvg for more information. There will also be a short meeting Monday in the music room to go over a few things. We hope to see you there!!

Thursday September 8th 2022

Cross Country Team

The cross country running team is getting started this week.  The team is open to everyone, there are no cuts!  Grade 9’s are especially welcome and will only compete against other grade 9s.  The first team meeting is Thursday at 11:45 in room 56.  Anyone interested in the cross country team meet at 11:45 on Thursday in room 56.

PHE/Athletics

Intramurals will run the same way it did last year. If Athletic council is not running an event, there will be open gym for Seniors (gr 11/12) Mon/Wed; Juniors (gr 9/10) Tues/Thurs and Fridays will be girls only from 12 -12:25. Please enter through the fitness centre hallway; No food or drinks (except water bottles) in the gym;  All students must have running shoes or non marking shoes to participate; No boots/sandals/flip flops; No spectators are permitted in the gym.

Football

Varsity Football tryouts continue after school today at Exhibition park starting at 3:45.  Make sure you wear athletic clothing and cleats if possible. And please bring your own water bottle.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Crabbe

Golf Team

There will be a meeting for students interested in trying out for the Boys and the Girls Golf teams. Only boys who consistently shoot under 100, and girls who consistently shoot under 120, should attend. The meeting is this Friday, September 9, at 11:45, in Room 255.

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR IS BACK! Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing competitively and in a group of people? Do you want to travel to New York City this June to sing on stage at Carnegie Hall? Then it’s time to AUDITION FOR CHAMBER CHOIR! Attention all singers! Audition times have opened for this year’s chamber choir. If you have any interest, you MUST audition over the next week. Sign up for an audition time on the music room door, and see Mrs. Osborne with any questions or concerns! Fa la la la la… la la la laaaa….

GCVI Improv Club

Are you interested in learning about improv at GCVI? Interested in having some fun and playing drama games? GCVI improv club is meeting Thursday after school from 3:15-5:00 in the auditorium. Everyone’s welcome – no experieience required! Contact Mr. McBurney for more information!

Athletic Council

Do you want to help run events like March Madness, pep rallies and the athletic banquet? If so, Athletic Council might be for you! Anyone interested in applying to be a member of Athletic Council this school year should complete the Google Form application by Friday September 16th. You can access the form through the link in our Instagram bio @athleticsgcvi OR by going to tinyurl.com/AthleticCouncil2023. DM us on Instagram if you have any questions about applications.

Gr. 9 BBQ

Grade 9s! We hope you are having a wonderful first week of high school 🙂 We would like to invite you all to a BBQ TOMORROW during Period 2 into lunch. You will receive a ticket from your Period 2 teacher to let you in to the BBQ. There will be beef dogs, veggies, juice boxes and cookies! Accommodations for dietary restrictions will be available.  Your LINK leaders will be there, with FUN activities and games being run. We hope to see you all there to celebrate your first week of being a GAEL.

Field Hockey

Field hockey, Field hockey!  Attention all girls gr. 9-12.  There will be an information meeting TODAY at lunch in room 106 at the beginning of lunch.  If you are interested in joining the field hockey team please see Ms. Holt in rm 106 at lunch today!  No prior experience necessary.

Senior Boys Volleyball

Attention all Senior Boys interested in trying out for the Volleyball Team. Please come to a quick meeting right at the START of lunch today in room 9.

Tennis

Want to try out for tennis?  There will be 3 more tryout dates; this Friday and next week Tuesday and Thursday.  Head to the Exhibition park courts after school.  Please bring a racket if you have one.  Everyone is welcome.

Music

The big day is here. Today after school in the music room is the first Sr Band practice of the school year. Band members are reminded to come to the music right after the bell.

Also, there is a Stage Band meeting today at lunch in the music room. All Stage Band members are asked to attend to get their new music.

Sr. Basketball

There will be a senior girls basketball tryout today at 3:30pm in the gym. All grade 11 and 12 girls are welcome.

Wednesday September 7th 2022

Cross Country Team

The cross country running team is getting started this week.  The team is open to everyone, there are no cuts!  Grade 9’s are especially welcome and will only compete against other grade 9s.  The first team meeting is Thursday at 11:45 in room 56.  Anyone interested in the cross country team meet at 11:45 on Thursday in room 56.

Golf Team

There will be a meeting for students interested in trying out for the Boys and the Girls Golf teams. Only boys who consistently shoot under 100, and girls who consistently shoot under 120, should attend. The meeting is this Friday, September 9, at 11:45, in Room 255.

Chamber Choir

CHAMBER CHOIR IS BACK! Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing competitively and in a group of people? Do you want to travel to New York City this June to sing on stage at Carnegie Hall? Then it’s time to AUDITION FOR CHAMBER CHOIR! Attention all singers! Audition times have opened for this year’s chamber choir. If you have any interest, you MUST audition over the next week. Sign up for an audition time on the music room door, and see Mrs. Osborne with any questions or concerns! Fa la la la la… la la la laaaa….

Tennis

Attention Tennis Players!  Our first tryout is today after school at Exhibition park.  If you can’t make it, there will be other opportunities.  They will be posted near the gym door.  See you at Exhibition tonight!

GCVI Improv Club

Are you interested in learning about improv at GCVI? Interested in having some fun and playing drama games? GCVI improv club is meeting Thursday after school from 3:15-5:00 in the auditorium. Everyone’s welcome – no experience required! Contact Mr. McBurney for more information!

Athletic Council

Do you want to help run events like March Madness, pep rallies and the athletic banquet? If so, Athletic Council might be for you! Anyone interested in applying to be a member of Athletic Council this school year should complete the Google Form application by Friday September 16th. You can access the form through the link in our Instagram bio @athleticsgcvi OR by going to tinyurl.com/AthleticCouncil2023. DM us on Instagram if you have any questions about applications.

DECA 

Hey Gaels DECA is officially back in full swing this year! For those of you who don’t know what DECA is, it is a business club where its members come together to prepare for business competitions in places like Toronto, a club that helps members gain valuable business experience and is a fun environment where everyone gets to know people who are as interested in business as they are. To learn more you can follow our instagram @decagcvi,(all lower spaces no capitals). Stay tuned for upcoming announcements this week.

Girls Basketball

Today’s Senior Girls basketball tryout has been cancelled. The first tryout will be Thursday September 8th at 3:30pm in the gym.

Music

Are you interested in joining our award winning GCVI Drumline? Come to a meeting today at the beginning of lunch in the music room to find out more. No experience is needed. We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated students who are interested in learning all about drumline.

Tuesday September 6th 2022

Guidance

Welcome back Gaels! 

This week in Guidance we want to help you with the course changes you need and want.  First, we want to see all grade 9 and 10 students who have a blank period in their timetable.  If that is you, during the period you have a blank, you must come immediately to Guidance TODAY.  We will see you then to fix the problem.  That’s grade 9 and 10 students with blanks in their timetables, we want to see you TODAY!

Beyond that, we will be working with students IN PERSON to change their timetables this week.  This means that students will not be using the Google Form Appointment Slip for course changes – you must show up to Guidance at lunch, during your spare or after school to make changes.   Please do no email us to make changes for you either – we are extremely busy and want to honour everyone who is waiting to make changes as requested. 

REMEMBER – come to Guidance this week during lunch or aftr school to make timetable changes.

Teachers, we will be sending students your new students with a printed copy of their updated timetable.  Please allow them to interrupt your class throughout the next few days as we get the many changes needed completed.   We really appreciate your patience and support. 

Students needing mental health support, resource support, student success or something else can connect with Guidance in person or using the appointment slip.  

Have a great start to the school year GCVI – we are looking forward to working with each and every one of you!

GCVI Guidance

Tennis Team

Come try out for the sport that starts with an official score of “LOVE ALL”.  Tryouts for the Tennis Team will be starting soon.  Please sign up today on the bulletin board outside the gym doors.  The date of the first tryout will also be posted there.  Everyone is welcome.

Music

There is a very important meeting today at lunch in the music room for all members of the Sr Band. You will be receiving information about our fall retreat and performance schedule so everyone needs to attend.

Football

Varsity Football tryouts continue after school today at Exhibition park starting at 3:45.  Make sure you wear athletic clothing and cleats if possible. And please bring your own water bottle.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Crabbe.

PHE/Athletics

Intramurals will run the same way it did last year. If Athletic council is not running an event, there will be open gym for Seniors (gr 11/12) Mon/Wed; Juniors (gr 9/10) Tues/Thurs and Fridays will be girls only from 12 -12:25. Please enter through the fitness centre hallway; No food or drinks (except water bottles) in the gym;  All students must have running shoes or non marking shoes to participate; No boots/sandals/flip flops; No spectators are permitted in the gym.

Cross Country Team

The cross country running team is getting started this week.  The team is open to everyone, there are no cuts!  Grade 9’s are especially welcome and will only compete against other grade 9s.  The first team meeting is Thursday at 11:45 in room 56.  Anyone interested in the cross country team meet at 11:45 on Thursday in room 56.

GCVI Electric Vehicle Team

Good morning GCVI! Are you interested in engineering,  manufacturing,  fabrication and electrical, building and racing?

If so, then the GCVI Electric Vehicle Team is for you! The electric vehicle challenge is put on by the engineering department at the University of Waterloo and each year the GCVI team designs and build full sized electric vehicles and races them at the University of Waterloo against 20 other teams across Ontario.

 We will start meetings on Thursday October 6th in room 131 (manufacturing). We will be holding our meetings on Thursdays after school this year and we will be waiting until October to give you all time to get settled in your classes.

Make sure you keep your Thursdays after school open!

We can’t wait to see you there and if you have any questions please reach out to Mr. Lyle.

Boys Soccer

Attention all boys interested in playing soccer this year. There is a meeting in room 155 during lunch tomorrow (Wednesday). Juniors (Grade 9 or 10) please attend the meeting at the very start of lunch (11:40) and seniors please attend the meeting at 12:10. Please see Ms. Carberry in the math office or Mr. Conti in the business office if you can not attend the meeting. Tryouts will start this Thursday after school and more information will be provided at the meeting.

Monday May 30th 2022

Peer Tutoring 

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Athletic Council 

Hey Gaels, remember to record and send in the minutes you spend being active this week to take part in our minutes of exercise competition! You can send them to us via DM on Instagram @athleticsgcvi or you can email them to [email protected] Who will take the top spot on the leaderboard this week? It could be you!

Yarn Club 

Today is the day! Yarn Club happens today at lunch in Room #118.  If you want to learn how to knit and/or crochet, then yarn club is the place for you! Do you have a project you’re working on?  Bring it to club and continue working on your project.  Not sure if the Yarn Club is for you? Come check us out.  Everyone is welcome!!! See you today at 11:50 in Room 118!!

Computer development club

Looking to learn more about programming or creating games? Come to game dev club every monday at noon in room 152. No experience or devices required. Just join the classroom code: riwxq2a

Grad Committee

Hey Prom Attendees – listen up! You want to go to Prom? Well, you need to pick up your invitation! 

On WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST at the BEGINNING OF LUNCH there will be a meeting in the BIG GYM where all students attending Prom need to be. We will give you some last minute important prom information and then hand out your invitation to prom!

Students can pick up their own invitation AND the invitation for their non-GCVI guest (and BTW,  you CANNOT pick up for a friend!) Basically, if you are a GC student and are going to prom, you MUST come to this meeting. 

That’s WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST at the BEGINNING OF LUNCH in the BIG GYM. As always, if you missed any of these details, check out the Grade 12 Classroom or the Instagram page.

One Acts

The Cast and Crew of the One Acts are officially invited to a celebration of the Throwbacts Festival happening Monday at lunch in the Aud starting at 11:45. All actors, extras and tech supporters are asked to join us at 11:45 to celebrate you and your wonderful night of entertainment…bring your lunch and we’ll provide the dessert!! See you Monday in the Aud at 11:45.

Guidance

The Guelph and District Multicultural Festival is looking for volunteers, June 10th-12th! If you are looking for some volunteer hours, especially if you are Grade 12 and haven’t submitted your 20 hours yet, check out the poster on the Guidance Bulletin Board for more details.

Library Learning Commons

Attention all yarn crafters out there! The Library Learning Commons is offering one last Take-and-Make crochet kit for the school year – and it’s the best one yet! A Multi-colour Wristlet Keychain for Pride month! Keep us posted on your progress and come to Ms Westermann with any questions. Also, just a reminder that if you have a crochet hook signed out, please come down to renew it or return it to the LLC. Happy Crafting!

Game Development Club

Just a reminder to all who are interested in Game Development – the Game Development Club meets today at 12:00 in room 152.  See you there.

Track and Field

GCVI Track and Field travelled to Windsor this past weekend for the OFSAA west regionals. At the end of the meet the Gaels came home with 9 OFSAA qualifiers and 4 school records. Heading to the provincial championships next weekend are Jackson Hayes in the Steeplechase, Michael Sampson in the High jump and Dion Charles in both the sprint hurdles and 300m hurdles. The boys 4 x 400m relay team of Jackson and Michael joined by Zach Farley and Finn Steinke as well as the Novice boys 4 x 100m relay team of Carter Hashim, Jeremy Dietrich, Cole Tobin and Bryson Cook also qualified. New school records were set by Dion Charles in the Junior boys 300m hurdles, Matt Robinson in the Junior boys javelin, Acadia Tremain in the Senior girls Javelin and Michael Sampson in the Senior boys High Jump. Congrats to the entire team and good luck at OFSAA!

Tech

On Saturday the GCVI Electric Vehicle Team competed in the University of Waterloo Electric Vehicle Challenge. The team raced incredibly all day beating several powerhouse teams and won 2nd place in both the 12v and 24v race today.

A huge congratulations to all the team members for their hard work and dedication. 

Also, Ben Henning competed in the Skills Canada Nationals competition for precision machining competition representing team Ontario last week. Ben competed in a 2-day competition against the best precision machining students in Canada and won Gold at Nationals! 

Congratulations Ben!

Girls Fitness Club

Why did the seafood chef stop going to the gym?   He pulled a mussel.

Happy Monday Fitness Gals!! Here’s your reminder that TOMORROW at 3:30pm fitness club is back with a great session lined up for you. Remember- no experience is necessary and girls from any grade can stop by even if you haven’t been to previous workouts. We have a fun time with great beats, great sets and great energy… all we need is you! See you tomorrow !!

LINK

A reminder to next year’s LINK leaders that we are meeting briefly TODAY at the back of the AUD. Be on time for 11:45AM.

Athletic Council

If you missed out on purchasing Athletic Banquet tickets you are in luck because we will be having two more selling days this week. Tickets will be sold Tuesday and Thursday at lunch outside of the gym doors. This will be your absolute last chance to purchase a ticket to the Banquet, so make sure to bring $10 in cash and come down at lunch to make sure you don’t miss out on the biggest athletics event of the year!

Grad Committee

Attention all grad committee members, there is a meeting today at lunch in room 204 and we need everyone there! That’s grad committee meeting today at lunch in room 204, see you there!

Thursday May 26th 2022

Senate

Interested in being part of next year’s Senate Executive Team? Now is the time to start building the Senate leadership team for 2022-23. If you think you want to know more about this opportunity, you need to attend one of two information meetings coming up. There will be on Thursday at lunch and one on Friday after school. You do not need to attend both, but you do need to attend one.

Grad Committee

Hey Prom Attendees – listen up! You want to go to Prom? Well, you need to pick up your invitation! 

On WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST at the BEGINNING OF LUNCH there will be a meeting in the BIG GYM where all students attending Prom need to be. We will give you some last minute important prom information and then hand out your invitation to prom!

Students can pick up their own invitation AND the invitation for their non-GCVI guest (and BTW,  you CANNOT pick up for a friend!) Basically, if you are a GC student and are going to prom, you MUST come to this meeting. 

That’s WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST at the BEGINNING OF LUNCH in the BIG GYM. As always, if you missed any of these details, check out the Grade 12 Classroom or the Instagram page.

Guidance

Attention all grade 12 students! Are you graduating? Have you signed up for your June 27 Graduation Ceremony? Do this today! The form closes on May 27. The link to sign up is on the grade 12 classroom.

 

Wednesday May 18th 2022

You know that feeling you get at like 11pm when you haven’t started the assignment yet and you wish you could turn back time? You should check out this year’s One Acts Throwbacks festival where we metaphorically turn back the clock to take a stroll through decades past. It’s not too late to come tonight, May 18th, to see the show in the GCVI Aud. The curtains rise at 7, but doors open at 6:30!

Here’s the link to the YouTube channel we’re streaming from: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC27nOB9diwGAUExyZbSCXMQ/featured

Friday May 13th 2022

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, remember to check out the weekly leaderboard for our minutes of exercise competition on our Instagram story @athleticsgcvi! If you want to challenge these top contenders, all you need to do is get active, and send us your name, your grade and the minutes you spend being active by DM to @athleticsgcvi on Instagram or by email to [email protected]

Chamber Choir

Reminder to all Chamber Choir Members there is rehearsal tonight from 3:30 to 5pm in the music room. See you all there!

GSA

Are you looking for a way to show off your  pride or support for the Queer community this June? The GSA is selling pride shirts until Friday May 13th on School Cash Online! Make sure to pick up yours for pride month!

Grad Committee

Hey Grads (especially those attending this year’s PROM!) We have room! Yes, there is room for guests at this year’s PROM!!! 

Here is how the Guest Ticket Sales will work: Guest Sales will happen ONE DAY ONLY (yes, one day only!) on Monday, May 16th at lunch and afterschool in Room 204

The Grade 12 or 12+ current ticket holder MUST purchase their GUEST’s ticket (or be present at the time of purchase)

$65 CASH

Bring a Signed Permission Form

NON-GCVI guests must also hand in a copy of PHOTO ID (student card from home school, driver’s license, etc.)

Guest Permission Forms are currently available outside Room 204 and Room 52

If you missed anything, all these details are available on the Grade 12 Classroom, gcvigrads2022 instagram, school website and these announcements 🙂

And BTW – fill out the google form on the Grade 12 Classroom for your Prom Song Requests

Girls Softball

Attention all lady GAELS!

Ms. Powers and Ms. Tolcher are putting together a girls softball team for the Spring softball tournament in June. This is a one-day tournament of fun, sun and softball!

Wednesday May 11th 2022

Track and Field

Gaels Track and Field wrapped up District 10 championships finishing 2nd overall in the team standings and winning the overall boys and Junior boys titles. 33 Gaels qualified for CWOSSA in 52 events as well as 8 relay teams. Jackson Hayes, Michael Sampson, Dion Charles, Matt Robinson, Gabe Bennett and Acadia Tremain all qualified in 3 individual events  with Gabe and Acadia accomplishing the rare feat of 3 golds each. Well done to the entire team and good luck to our many CWOSSA qualifiers. A reminder that practices will resume Friday morning at Lourdes. Hurdlers and Javelin throwers have an optional Thursday practice at GCVI.

Girls Soccer

Last night your girls soccer team continued their impressive season with a 2-0 victory over Lourdes. Victoria Shields kept a clean sheet in goal and Maddy Purdy scored both of the goals. The regular season wraps up tonight in Orangeville. Great work girls!

Music

A huge congratulations for the GCVI Sr Symphonic Band who were awarded the Musicfest Canada National Gold Medal this year. This is the highest award that a high school band in Canada can win. Congrats to all the band members.

Athletic Council

The long-awaited pep rally is making a comeback today at lunch in the gym! Spectators are invited to join us at 11:45 in the main gym to support our spring athletes and watch and take part in some fun games and competitions! We ask that spectators enter the gym through the doors in the fitness center hallway. If you are a spring athlete, which includes those on girls varsity soccer, badminton, girls and boys rugby, track and field, baseball or ultimate frisbee, please come down to the small gym wearing your jersey at the very beginning of lunch for instruction. There will be music, games and a special appearance from the one and only Gael so you don’t want to miss it. We can’t wait to see everyone there.

Girls Rugby

Good morning Gaels! Here’s a reminder to the girls rugby team that we will practice Thursday after school. It’s time to prepare for CWOSSA!

PROM

Hey Grads (especially those attending this year’s PROM!) We have room! Yes, there is room for guests at this year’s PROM!!!  Here is how the Guest Ticket Sales will work:

Guest Sales will happen ONE DAY ONLY (yes, one day only!) on Monday, May 16th at lunch and afterschool in Room 204

The Grade 12 or 12+ current ticket holder MUST purchase their GUEST’s ticket (or be present at the time of purchase)  $65 CASH   Bring a Signed Permission Form

NON-GCVI guests must also hand in a copy of PHOTO ID (student card from home school, driver’s license, etc.) Guest Permission Forms are currently available outside Room 204 and Room 52

If you missed anything, all these details are available on the Grade 12 Classroom, gcvigrads2022 instagram, school website and these announcements 🙂

And BTW – fill out the google form on the Grade 12 Classroom for your Prom Song Requests

Chess Club

Attention all chess club members. Chess club will now be held Thursdays (not Fridays!)  at 12:00 in room 56. New members are always welcome.

GSA

Are you looking for a way to show off your  pride or support for the Queer community this June? The GSA is selling pride shirts until Friday May 13th on School Cash Online! Make sure to pick up yours for pride month!

Monday May 9th 2022

Athletic Council

Keep an eye out for big athletics events coming your way in the coming weeks and months… Our first pep rally in 3 years will be this Wednesday, May 11th at lunch in the gym to celebrate our spring athletes! There will be entertainment, games and a whole lot of school spirit so you don’t want to miss out. We invite all spring athletes to wear their jerseys this day and arrive early to the pep rally. This includes those on girls or boys rugby, track and field, badminton, girls varsity soccer, baseball, or ultimate frisbee. Specific times will be disclosed in the coming days on the announcements. The Athletic banquet is also making a comeback June 8th at 2pm on the side-campus. This is an event reserved for all student athletes from the 2021-2022 school year who are encouraged to buy a ticket and attend to celebrate a return to athletics after two long years. There will be plenty of athletics awards and food! More information about ticket sales will be released shortly. See our Instagram @athleticsgcvi and dm us with any questions for more information about these upcoming events!

Yarn Club

Today is the day! Yarn Club happens today at lunch in Room #118.  If you want to learn how to knit and/or crochet, then yarn club is the place for you! Do you have a project you’re working on?  Bring it to club and continue working on your project.  Not sure if the Yarn Club is for you? Come check us out.  Everyone is welcome!!! See you today at 11:50 in Room 118!!

Senior Badminton

This past week our senior girls’ doubles team competed at the OFSSA Badminton Championships.

Our team fought hard against provincially and nationally ranked players to finish as the 5th top team in the province.

We would like to congratulate the team of Mandy Ni and Mariam Muqeem for their dedication, passion and achievement in representing GCVI

Boys Rugby

It’s GAME DAY for the boys rugby teams!  Teachers please excuse athletes at 1:15pm as the bus leaves at 1:30pm SHARP.  Lets keep our success from the Centennial Cup rolling.  Let’s go Gaels!

GSA

Are you looking for a way to show off your  pride or support for the Queer community this June? The GSA is selling pride shirts until Friday May 13th on School Cash Online! Make sure to pick up yours for pride month!

Girls Rugby

It’s PLAYOFF GAME DAY for the Girls Rugby Team. Teachers – please excuse players at 2:20. Players – bus leaves at 2:30. Let’s go Gaels!

Boys Baseball

Attention all boys trying out for the GCVI baseball team. This is a reminder that your final tryout will take place this Wednesday after school at Exhibition park. One more time that’s Wednesday @ 3:30 PM, Exhibition park for the final boys baseball tryout. Speak to Ms. Powers or Mr. Matchett ASAP if you cannot attend, otherwise we’ll see you all at Exhibition park on Wednesday.

Tuesday May 3rd 2022

Mental Health Week

This week is Mental Health week in Ontario. Just like we need to take care of our physical health, we need to take care of our mental health. Try this today: bring to mind something that you are grateful for. This could be a person, a thing or an experience. When you are being challenged or having negative thoughts and feelings, remember this thing that you are grateful for in order to gain perspective. 

In honour of Mental Health week, Youthtalk is raffling off 8 Squishmallows! These comfy stuffies are super cute and perfect for cuddling. Tickets are being sold for $2 each at lunch today, Wednesday and Thursday outside of Room 118. Our winners will be announced on Friday. All proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Youthtalk

Youthtalk is meeting today in Rm 118 at 11:45. Anyone who would like to promote positive mental health and well being at GCVI is welcome!

Track and Field

Attention all track and field members! This is a reminder that District 10 entries are due Wednesday (Tomorrow) on the classroom google form. If you do not sign up you will not be able to compete at District 10.

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness Club says Happy Teacher Appreciation Week. Yes, it is Teacher Appreciation Week, and the Random Acts of Kindness Club is putting together a photo collage for this special occasion. It has been a rollercoaster this year for teachers with the school structure constantly changing and needing to adapt to all of their students’ different needs. They have a hard job, so this week, what you can do is commit to a small act of kindness for your teachers. This could be buying a cup of coffee for them one morning or helping them out somehow, but what we want you to do is with the teacher’s permission, take a picture of that small act of kindness and send it over to the Random Acts of Kindness Club Instagram @ark.gcvi OR email your photos to [email protected] for it to be included in the photo collage. You have all of this week to show your teachers how much you appreciate them. Can’t wait to see all your photos!

PO Club

Are you looking to solve a problem? Do you have a unique approach to attempting to solve said problem? If so, problem and opportunity might be the club for you!! PO is a place to put brains together on solving any issue you think needs to be solved. Something as small slow walkers in the halls is a problem PO wants to solve! Attend an info session today at lunch in rm 52 for more info and join our classroom with the code d24hyqc!

Music

Important message for all Sr Band members. We have our Musicfest Canada Nationals adjudication via zoom today at lunch in the music room. The session starts at 11:45am so all band members need to report to the music immediately at the beginning of lunch to get set up so we are ready to go right at 11:45am.Important message for all Sr Band members. We have our Musicfest Canada Nationals adjudication via zoom today at lunch in the music room. The session starts at 11:45am so all band members need to report to the music immediately at the beginning of lunch to get set up so we are ready to go right at 11:45am.

Girls Rugby

The girls rugby team finished their short regular season yesterday afternoon with a 25-5 win over Bishop Mac at Varsity Field. Kaleigh Watson scored three tries, while Kahlen Livingstone and Emmy Beebe-Viger scored one try each. The 3-0 first place Gaels now wait to see who their opponent will be in next week’s semi-final. A reminder that practice has been changed to Wednesday after school at Exhibition Park.

LINK

Just a reminder to everyone interested in becoming a LINK leader for next year that applications are due by 3pm THIS Thursday. Check out the link to the application on the posters around the school or on the Gr 10, 11 and 12 Guidance Classrooms. If you want to be part of making next year a memorable one for the Gr. 9s please apply to be a LINK leader!

Ultimate Frisbee

Attention ultimate frisbee players. Tonight’s tryout has been postponed until tomorrow (wednesday) after school due to weather.

Boys Baseball

Attention all boys trying out for the GCVI baseball team this week. This is an important announcement that due to weather tonight’s first baseball tryout has been moved to tomorrow evening after school. This means your tryouts will now be held Wednesday and Thursday at 3:30 PM this week, both at Exhibition park as planned. Remember to return your permission forms to Mr. Matchett in room 250 (the history office) as soon as possible.

Monday May 2nd 2022

Yarn Club

Today is the day! Yarn Club happens today at lunch in Room #118.  If you want to learn how to knit and/or crochet, then yarn club is the place for you! Do you have a project you’re working on?  Bring it to club and continue working on your project.  Not sure if the Yarn Club is for you? Come check us out.  Everyone is welcome!!! See you today at 11:50 in Room 118!!

Athletic Council

The Dodgeball Intramural is wrapping up today at lunch with the semi-finals, finals and teacher vs students game happening back to back! Join us at 11:55 in the gym so you don’t miss any of the action! As always, remember to enter through the doors in the fitness center hallway, and not to bring any food or dirty footwear into the gym. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Game Development Club

Looking to learn more about programming or creating games? Come to game development club every monday at noon in room 152. No experience or devices required. Just join the classroom code: riwxq2a

Girls Rugby

It’s Game Day for the Girls Rugby team! We host our first match today at the UofG. Teachers – please excuse players at 12:50. Bus leaves at 1pm. Let’s go Gaels!

Badminton

It was another tremendous Badminton Season this year. After winning the senior D10 team championship many players competed at CWOSSA. David Geng and Kevin Yang competed in boys doubles.

Acadia Tremain and Saqcham Chopra  played mixed doubles.  Both teams finished  5th overall. Also, all finishing in 3rd place were  Kevin Wu  in boys singles, Minnie Deng and  Selina Wu in girls doubles

Rory Walinga and Ashley Caron in mixed doubles. And finally a big congratulations to Mariam Muqeem and Mandy Ni who are the CWOSSA girls doubles champions and are off to OFSSA later this week.

Track and Field

The Gaels track and field team competed Friday in Cambridge. The Gaels had a number of outstanding performances, led by double gold medalist Mo Sang in the Long Jump and Triple Jump. Other first place finishes by Michael Sampson in the High Jump and Jackson Hayes in the Steeplechase. Other top performances came from Matt Robinson and Acadia Tremain in the Javelin and Dion Charles in the hurdles. The Gaels have a final prep this week before the District 10 championships next week.

Music

Reminder that there is the final Jr Band rehearsal of the year today at lunch in the music room. All members need to attend to get their new music for the next year

Debate Club

A reminder that Debate Club is happening today after school, but we will be meeting in room 206. Again – Debate Club will be happening in room 206 today after school. See you there!

Friday April 29th 2022

Girls Rugby

The girls rugby team played their second game of the season yesterday at the home field of perennial rugby powerhouse John F Ross. The last time any GCVI girls rugby team defeated Ross was before any of our current players were born!

It was an exciting yet nerve-wracking battle all game – and our team crushed it, making history and vaulting us into first place in our division. Congratulations ladies – your coaches are super proud of ALL of you!

The final score was 24-19, with Ava Buda scoring two tries and kicking one conversion, Kaleigh Watson and Jenna Babulic scoring one try each, and Jillian Anderson kicking one conversion.

Next challenge is Bishop Mac on Monday afternoon!

Girls Soccer

Yesterday, your girls soccer team played two hard-fought games against Centennial and Centre Wellington. Ally Smith had exceptional games in goal and the goal scorers for GCVI were Maddy Purdy and Anna Oey Smith. Both games were true team efforts and every player should be proud of the results.

Stage Crew

Hey Stage Crew, we have a meeting today at lunch and we’re back in the Aud. That’s today, at lunch, in the aud. See you there!

Year 2 IB Art Class

Hey Gaels! Do you like art? Do you like snacks? Do you like music? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should come and see the IB Year 2 art show, ‘A Few Spare Parts’! We have been working super hard for the past two years on some awesome art,  and we have each put together an exhibit! You can find us on the 4th floor at 10C, located right across from city hall at 42 Carden St! 

There will be two opening events: May 2nd and May 9th from 6 to 9pm. For more information keep an eye out for our posters!

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, remember to check out the weekly leaderboard for our minutes of exercise competition on our Instagram story @athleticsgcvi! If you want to challenge these top contenders, all you need to do is get active, and send us your name, your grade and the minutes you spend being active by DM to @athleticsgcvi on Instagram or by email to [email protected]

Thursday April 28th 2022

Music

Last night was the final night of the Guelph Kiwanis Festival. A huge congratulations to the Jr and Sr Symphonic Band who both brought home a Gold medal. Over the course of the entire festival, GCVI was a perfect 5 for 5 with all our groups winning the gold. Congratulations to all.

There are no music rehearsals for the rest of this week. Reminder to Sr Band and Stage Band members that we have our Nationals adjudications via zoom next Tuesday and Thursday at lunch.

Girls Rugby

It’s game day for the girls rugby team! Today we get some sun 🙂 Meet at John F Ross at 5pm for warmup. Good luck to all the Gaels teams playing Ross today. Let’s go Gaels!

Library Learning Commons

Feeling crafty? Crochet a T-shirt yarn Basket for “Mother’s Day” 

The LLC is offering a 2-day workshop May 3rd and 4th at lunch to make a handmade gift for a person who is special to you – it might be your mom or another important figure in your life!

Day One (Tuesday) at lunch you will make your own skein of t-shirt yarn to create on 

Day Two (Wednesday) at lunch a small crocheted basket!

Bring a clean t-shirt that you don’t want to wear anymore – if you don’t have one, we will find one for you.

Sign-up in the LLC at lunch or email Ms Westermann in Ugcloud for this workshop on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 3 and 4th. – Limited spaces available!

And don’t forget – our April Take-and-Make kits for a crocheted Heart for Ukraine are still going strong – pick up yours today!

Wednesday April 27th 2022

Grad Committee

Hey Grads – it is PROM TIME! Tickets for this year’s PROM are on sale starting next week. A few things to clarify about this year’s sales:

Each Grade 12 or Grade 12 plus student at GCVI can purchase ONE prom ticket for themself only. At this time, we cannot accommodate guests (whether they are students from another school OR GCVI students in younger grades.) This is because of capacity reasons and the fact that current 12 plus students didn’t have an opportunity to attend prom last year. After initial ticket sales, we will revisit this and see if there is any room left – only at that time will we open up sales to guests. Tickets are $65. There are 2 payment options:

The first (and preferred!) method is Schoolcashonline – you can purchase your ticket on schoolcash anytime starting next week (Monday, May 2nd to Friday May 6th).

The second method is CASH in-person on Monday May 9th ONLY. If you choose this method of payment, you will need to pick up a permission form and make sure you submit the SIGNED copy of the form when you pay cash. Forms are available outside Room 204 and Room 52. BTW – If you choose CASH, be prepared to wait in line!

Further details about tables, song requests, and other relevant Prom Info will be announced after Sales are done, so stay tuned for that.

And by the way … if you missed any of this information you can find ALL of these details on the Grade 12 Classroom or the GCVI Grads of 2022 Instagram.

LINK

Are you interested in making next year great for the incoming grade nines? Do you want to get involved in shaping our school for the next years? We are looking for students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 who are good role models and potential leaders to become Link leaders for next year.

Consider becoming a Link Leader for next year. Come to the balcony at 11:45 on Thursday April 28th and learn about LINKcrew and see how you can become a LINK leader.

Music Council

Attention music council members! Don’t forget about our meeting at lunch today in the music room! See you all there!

Year 2 IB Art Class

Hey Gaels! Do you like art? Do you like snacks? Do you like music? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should come and see the IB Year 2 art show, ‘A Few Spare Parts’! We have been working super hard for the past two years on some awesome art,  and we have each put together an exhibit! You can find us on the 4th floor at 10C, located right across from city hall at 42 Carden St! 

There will be two opening events: May 2nd and May 9th from 6 to 9pm. For more information keep an eye out for our posters!

Guidance

Attention Grade 12 and 12+ students be sure to watch the Grade 12 Classroom for information on scholarships. There are many spring scholarships with due dates in the next few weeks. Applications and Information are posted on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom. 

The $1000 Upper Grand Learning Foundation scholarship application is due on Friday April 29th and the $500 NR Richards Masonic Bursary application is due on Thursday, May 12. Completed application packages must be dropped off in Guidance by the deadline.

All grade 12 and 12+ students are also invited to complete the Commencement Awards Form. This is your application for all GCVI Commencement Awards. Last year over 100 students were selected for cash awards using the information on this form. The form is available on the Gr 12 Guidance Classroom now and will close on Friday, May 13. Get it done now!

Boys Baseball

BASEBALL! BASEBALL! BASEBALL! – Attention all boys grades 9-12 interested in trying out for the GCVI varsity boys hardball team this year. There will be an important meeting this Thursday (that’s tomorrow) at the beginning of lunch in room 252. That’s tomorrow, the beginning of lunch in room 252. Experience is an asset, however all skill levels are welcome. Please speak with Mr. Matchett if you cannot attend tomorrow’s meeting.

Athletic Council

The dodgeball intramural continues today with the quarter finals! Come on down to the gym at 12:00 to get in on the action. As always please do not to bring dirty footwear or food and drink into the gym, and remember to enter the gym through the doors in the fitness centre hallway. We can’t wait to see you there!

Music

Last night was the first night of the band and choir competition at the Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival. Congratulations to both the Chamber Choir and the Stage Band. Both groups did amazing performances and both groups were awarded a Gold medal.

Reminder to Jr Band members to be at St. George’s Church today at 4:30 and Sr. Band members at 6:00. Don’t forget to pick up your instruments in the music room at the end of the day.

Tuesday April 26th 2022

Youth Talk

Youthtalk is meeting today in Rm 118 at 11:45. Anyone who would like to promote positive mental health and well being at GCVI is welcome!

Grad Committee

Hey Grads – it is PROM TIME! Tickets for this year’s PROM are on sale starting next week. A few things to clarify about this year’s sales:

Each Grade 12 or Grade 12 plus student at GCVI can purchase ONE prom ticket for themself only. At this time, we cannot accommodate guests (whether they are students from another school OR GCVI students in younger grades.) This is because of capacity reasons and the fact that current 12 plus students didn’t have an opportunity to attend prom last year. After initial ticket sales, we will revisit this and see if there is any room left – only at that time will we open up sales to guests. Tickets are $65. There are 2 payment options:

The first (and preferred!) method is Schoolcashonline – you can purchase your ticket on schoolcash anytime starting next week (Monday, May 2nd to Friday May 6th).

The second method is CASH in-person on Monday May 9th ONLY. If you choose this method of payment, you will need to pick up a permission form and make sure you submit the SIGNED copy of the form when you pay cash. Forms are available outside Room 204 and Room 52. BTW – If you choose CASH, be prepared to wait in line!

Further details about tables, song requests, and other relevant Prom Info will be announced after Sales are done, so stay tuned for that.

And by the way … if you missed any of this information you can find ALL of these details on the Grade 12 Classroom or the GCVI Grads of 2022 Instagram.

LINK

Are you interested in making next year great for the incoming grade nines? Do you want to get involved in shaping our school for the next years? We are looking for students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 who are good role models and potential leaders to become Link leaders for next year.

Consider becoming a Link Leader for next year. Come to the balcony at 11:45 on Thursday April 28th and learn about LINKcrew and see how you can become a LINK leader.

Music

Attention members of music council, we’re having a meeting this Wednesday at lunch (for real this time) see you all there!

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

Tonight is the first night of the choir and band competition at the Guelph Kiwanis Festival. Chamber Choir members are to be at St. George’s Church at 5:00pm and Stage Band members at 6:30pm. Don’t forget to pick up your instruments in the music room after school.

Guidance

Elections Ontario has launched an exciting program called “Youth at the Booth”! As part of this initiative, they are hiring people aged 16 and older to work as Information Assistants in the upcoming 2022 Ontario general election. If you want to learn about the election process, gain new skills to add to your resume, and GET PAID – then apply for “Youth at the Booth” by visiting jobs.elections.on.ca. If you have any questions, please see Guidance.

Year 2 IB Art Class

Hey Gaels! Do you like art? Do you like snacks? Do you like music? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should come and see the IB Year 2 art show, ‘A Few Spare Parts’! We have been working super hard for the past two years on some awesome art,  and we have each put together an exhibit! You can find us on the 4th floor at 10C, located right across from city hall at 42 Carden St! 

There will be two opening events: May 2nd and May 9th from 6 to 9pm. For more information keep an eye out for our posters!

Girls Rugby

The girls rugby team played their first game of the regular season yesterday at Centennial, and they came away with the win, defeating the host team 25-10! Tries were scored by Ava Buda, Nicole Ta, Mirren Litchfield, and Anna Iwanowski. Well done ladies! Practice today after school – meet at Exhibition Park for a 3:45 start.

Monday April 25th 2022

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, remember to record and send in the minutes you spend being active this week to take part in our minutes of exercise competition! You can send them to us via DM on Instagram @athleticsgcvi or you can email them to [email protected] Who will take the top spot on the leaderboard this week? It could be you!

The dodgeball intramural kicks off today at 11:55 in the gym with our knockout round! Check our latest Instagram post on @athleticsgcvi or check in with your team captain to see if your team is playing today. Everyone is welcome to come down and watch, but spectators will only be allowed in the main gym on the bleachers, NOT in the small gym. As always we also ask that you enter through the doors in the fitness center hallway and that you don’t bring any food or dirty footwear into the gym. We can’t wait to see you there!

Grad Committee

Hey Grads – it is PROM TIME! Tickets for this year’s PROM are on sale starting next week. A few things to clarify about this year’s sales:

Each Grade 12 or Grade 12 plus student at GCVI can purchase ONE prom ticket for themself only. At this time, we cannot accommodate guests (whether they are students from another school OR GCVI students in younger grades.) This is because of capacity reasons and the fact that current 12 plus students didn’t have an opportunity to attend prom last year. After initial ticket sales, we will revisit this and see if there is any room left – only at that time will we open up sales to guests. Tickets are $65. There are 2 payment options:

The first (and preferred!) method is Schoolcashonline – you can purchase your ticket on schoolcash anytime starting next week (Monday, May 2nd to Friday May 6th).

The second method is CASH in-person on Monday May 9th ONLY. If you choose this method of payment, you will need to pick up a permission form and make sure you submit the SIGNED copy of the form when you pay cash. Forms are available outside Room 204 and Room 52. BTW – If you choose CASH, be prepared to wait in line!

Further details about tables, song requests, and other relevant Prom Info will be announced after Sales are done, so stay tuned for that.

And by the way … if you missed any of this information you can find ALL of these details on the Grade 12 Classroom or the GCVI Grads of 2022 Instagram.

LINK

Are you interested in making next year great for the incoming grade nines? Do you want to get involved in shaping our school for the next years? We are looking for students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 who are good role models and potential leaders to become Link leaders for next year.

Consider becoming a Link Leader for next year. Come to the balcony at 11:45 on Thursday April 28th and learn about LINKcrew and see how you can become a LINK leader.

Track & Field

A great weekend from the Track and Field team. On Saturday a small contingent of Gaels headed to Chatham and produced some amazing early season results. The team was led by Dion Charles, who finished 1st in both the 100m Hurdles and the Javelin and contributed to 3 relay teams success. Acadia Tremain also finished first in the Javelin, both Acadia and Dion narrowly missing the school record in that event. The relay team of Rahia Prasla, Sofia Shams, Sophia Robb and Pankti Patel also brought home the gold and provided great spirit all day! A big thank you to the senior leadership from Liam Hurd, Damara Marshall and Victoria Yarmey! In another event, Michael Sampson won the provincial indoor combined events championship. Michael competed in 7 events over two days including a school record in the Pole Vault! The Gaels are in action again Friday in Cambridge.

Brainiacs

A message from Brainiacs! The Battle of the Brains has now concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated! It was a tough battle with over 100 Gaels competing, but 2 students have come on top victorious! Big congratulations to Sophie Hang for winning the Junior Tournament and Samantha Hossain for winning the Senior Tournament. They have both been crowned Battle of the Brains Champions! Battle of the Brains was only the first tournament that Brainiacs has held so far. We have so many more exciting activities coming up! If you enjoyed Battle of the Brains, you definitely wouldn’t want to miss out on what we have coming up! If you haven’t already, join the Brainiacs Google Classroom with the code: n474kjv. We can’t wait to see all your brains working!

Yarn Club

Today is the day! Yarn Club happens today at lunch in Room #118.  If you want to learn how to knit and/or crochet, then yarn club is the place for you! Do you have a project you’re working on?  Bring it to club and continue working on your project.  Not sure if the Yarn Club is for you? Come check us out.  Everyone is welcome!!! See you today at 11:50 in Room 118!!

Girls Rugby

It’s GAME DAY for our Girls Rugby team! We play rain or shine, and today will be rain 🙂 Teachers, please excuse the players at 2:20. Players, the bus will leave at 2:30, so bring everything you need for a fun afternoon of rugby. Let’s go Gaels!

Music

Reminder that there is a Jr Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. This is our last rehearsal before the Kiwanis Festival on Wednesday. Don’t miss it.

A special congratulations to members of the GCVI Stage Band who were awarded a National Silver Medal at the Musicfest Canada National competition this year. This is the 12th consecutive Silver medal for the GCVI Stage Band.

Friday April 8th 2022

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, remember to record and send in the minutes you spend being active this week to take part in our minutes of exercise competition! You can send them to us via DM on Instagram @athleticsgcvi or you can email them to [email protected] Who will take the top spot on the leaderboard this week? It could be you!

Library

Hey Gaels! Just a friendly reminder that the Library Learning Commons is open everyday during lunch for quiet study, STARTING at 12:05. Please wait patiently in the library foyer for library staff to open the doors.

Stage Crew

Hey Stage Crew, there’s a meeting today at lunch in the balcony, not in the Aud, but in the balcony. See you there

Chamber choir

Chamber choir is cancelled after school today

Tuesday March 29th 2022

Youthtalk

Youthtalk is meeting today in Rm 118 at 11:45. Anyone who would like to promote positive mental health and well being at GCVI is welcome!

Juggling club

Juggling club is back! Professional juggler & GCVI student Noah Nogueira (*pronounced No-Garah; like “No Sarah”) will teach you how to juggle, no experience required! Come bring your friends and learn to juggle in room 104 on Wednesdays at 12:00. Classroom code: n44zpi7

Grad Committee

COMMITTEE IS STARTING! We will hold our first meeting for Grad Committee on TUESDAY at 11:45 SHARP in Room 204. Every student in the graduating class of 2022 is welcome to join – we’ll see you there! That’s Tuesday at 11:45 in Room 204. Thanks!

Music

This afternoon GCVI welcomes to our school guest clinician Kira Omelchenko, conductor of the University of Laurier Symphony Orchestra. All Orchestra members are reminded to report to the music immediately after school.

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

Monday March 21st 2022

Library Learning Commons

Attention all you crafters out there! The Library Learning Commons has started something new this month – our Make-and-Take crochet kits! For March, you can make your own Crochet Four-Leaf Clover bookmark! You can work on it in the LLC or at home. Just come on down and ask us for a kit – crochet hooks are available for sign out, too – and then let us know how your project turns out! 

Juggling club

Attention jugglers! The juggling club will be starting up this week on Wednesdays at lunch. If you are interested in learning how to juggle or improving your juggling skills, please sign up on the Google classroom with the code n44zpi7.

Art Club

Art club is happening at noon today in Rm 16.  Everyone is welcome.  It’s a great day to join us…we are starting a printmaking project .  Be there.. Art club at noon in rm 16!

 

Thursday March 10th 2022

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, March Madness is kicking off with its first set of games Friday at 12:00 pm in the gym! If you are competing, please get in touch with your team captain for scheduling details. If you want to watch the action go down, please make sure to eat your lunch before entering the gym, and remember to enter the gym using the doors in the fitness center hallway. We ask that spectators and players keep their masks on at all times and that you stay on the bleachers unless you are entering or exiting the gym. Please also make sure to listen to the student volunteers who will be helping with the event. If you have any questions about March Madness please feel free to DM us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi. We can’t wait to see everyone back on the court and in the stands!

Enviro 

Hey Gaels if you are interested in the helping the environment and making the school more eco friendly then come to the environmental club meeting today at lunch in room 9. New members are always welcome.

Yearbook

Grads – Grade 12s – Seniors: Reminder  that Grad Photos are being taken today and every day all week long. All photos are being taken in the basement of the old building, in the room right under the main office. it is the staff conference room. That is where you go to get your picture. If you did not sign up for a grad photo, there might still be a few spots left. you can sign up online. use the info in the email that is in your ugcloud email right now. got questions about grad photos ?? cool. don’t ask mr. bersche. just call the Edge Imaging number on the info in your email. they will answer any questions you have. Grad photos happening all week.

Guidance

College and University Spring Open House Schedules are now posted on the Grade 11 and Grade 12 Guidance Classrooms. Many school are now offering In Person Events & Tours along with their Virtual Events. March Break is a great time to start learning more about programs and check out campus life. Go on a road trip (or stay close to home) and learn more about your next steps!

Better Read Book Club

Hey bookbugs, if you read How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones in February, then join us this Thursday at noon in room 204 to discuss all of your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you then.

Library Learning Commons

Attention all yarn crafters out there! The Library Learning Commons is starting something brand new. Each month, we will have a Make-and-Take crochet kit to work on in the LLC or to take home and complete. For the month of March, you can make your very own Crochet Four-Leaf Clover bookmark! Come down and ask us for a kit – and then let us know how your project turns out!

Athletic Council

March Madness Basketball continues today at lunch! As usual, you can come down to the gym at 12:00 to watch the action go down. Please remember to enter the gym through the doors in the fitness centre hallway and to adhere to the guidelines set in prior announcements to help things run smoothly. Today is Gaels Green day, the FINAL DAY of spirit week, so if you want to bring your school spirit to the next level and add a little something to your look, make sure to stop by the table outside of the gym at lunch today!

GSA

Today(Thursday March 10th), the GSA will be meeting in the library at 11:45 for pin-making. Come on down to the library and join us to make some pins and enjoy the company. All our welcome at 11:45 today in the library.

Athletics

Attention all staff, please excuse members of the Jr. and Sr. Girls Volleyball teams today at 2:50 pm for their game at Ross.

Music

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

All GCVI Music shirt orders are due to Mr. Austin today. Please bring any remaining orders to the music room.

Jr. Boys Basketball

We are in need of 3 students who can work the scorer’s table at this afternoon’s junior boys basketball game @ 5:15 today. You will receive community service hours. If interested, please see Mr. Katsube at the Phys. Ed office during lunch time. Thank-you.

Friday March 4th 2022

Music

Reminder that there is an Orchestra rehearsal today at lunch in the music room.

Girls Rugby

Calling all students interested in playing Girls Rugby this season! Make your way to Room 200 today at 12PM for our first official scrum (ahem – I mean meeting!) All are welcome, so bring yourself, a friend, and a lunch to Room 200 today at 12PM.

Stage Crew

Stage Crew.

Meeting.

Today. 12.

Auditorium.

Choir

Chamber Choir is back!! Let’s get those voices warmed up and harmonizing!! All members of the Chamber Choir are reminded that there is a rehearsal tonight after school in the Music Room until 5pm. That’s choir happening tonight after school until 5 o’clock.

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, March Madness is kicking off with its first set of games Friday at 12:00 pm in the gym! If you are competing, please get in touch with your team captain for scheduling details. If you want to watch the action go down, please make sure to eat your lunch before entering the gym, and remember to enter the gym using the doors in the fitness center hallway. We ask that spectators and players keep their masks on at all times and that you stay on the bleachers unless you are entering or exiting the gym. Please also make sure to listen to the student volunteers who will be helping with the event. If you have any questions about March Madness please feel free to DM us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi. We can’t wait to see everyone back on the court and in the stands!

DECA

Hey DECA members! If you couldn’t make it to the meeting yesterday, please make sure to check out the Google Classroom to sign up for the competition. The deadline for sign-ups is the end of the day Sunday, so make sure to sign up ASAP if you are interested in competing.

Yarn Club

A quick reminder that Yarn Club will be happening on Monday at lunch in Room 118.  This is your reminder so that you can pull together the project you may be working on or just get yourself ready for an exciting time with other knitters and crocheters.  No experience needed.  So mark it in your calendars to come to Yarn Club at lunch on Monday March 7th in Room 118.  See you there!

MADE

If you submitted an application for MADE 2023, please check your email for communication regarding your application status for the program next year. Your response would be appreciated ASAP. Thanks!

Art Club

Art club IN PERSON, is back up and running. We meet in Rm 16 on Mondays.  This Monday we are going to start an art project.  Be there…Join us in rm 16 at noon.  Everyone is welcome!

Library Learning Commons

Attention all yarn crafters out there! The Library Learning Commons is starting something brand new. Each month, we will have a Make-and-Take crochet kit to work on in the LLC or to take home and complete. For the month of March, you can make your very own Crochet Four-Leaf Clover bookmark! Come down and ask us for a kit – and then let us know how your project turns out!

Mandarin Club

The Mandarin club is starting again! We are trying new activities, learning more about the language and the culture. We are looking forward to you joining in! Mandarin Club meets every Friday at 12:00 in room 204. Don’t miss it if you are interested!

Brainiacs

Hey Gaels! Are you big brain? Is smarties your favorite candy? If so, Brainiacs Club might just be for you! What is Brainiacs Club? Brainiacs Club is a new initiative at GCVI that takes learning to the next level. We help students explore career opportunities and make learning fun for all! If you would like to participate as a competitor in our upcoming tournaments or sign-up to be on the Brainiacs Team to help organize competitions, then join the Brainiacs Club Google Classroom with the code: n474kjv. There will be an Information Session this Friday in room 209 at 12pm for students either wanting to join the Brainiacs Team or interested in finding out more about the club. Please note that you do not need to excel academically in order to be involved in the club. We welcome all students of all grades of all academic levels to become involved in the club, so see you there!

CO-OP

Are you a Grade 12 student graduating (or close to graduating) in June of this year who intends to pursue a career in the trades? If you are looking for a full-time position in the trades or an apprenticeship, check out the Summer Skilled Trades Co-op program. You complete a co-op placement with employers who are looking to hire full-time employees and successful participants will end up with employment in their chosen career field. More info is available on the Continuing Education website and in Guidance, or you can contact Ms. McCusker via email.

Library

To all students! If you are looking for a QUIET place to work during the second half of lunch, the LIBRARY is the place for you! We are now OPEN to students again! YAY! We are open starting at 12:05. Please eat before you come in, and keep this area as the ONE AND ONLY GUARANTEED QUIET WORK SPACE at lunch! See you then!

Academic Council

Hey Gaels! Are you dedicated to your academic studies? Do you want to take your learning to the next level? If so, applications to become an executive for the Academic Council are now open. What is Academic Council? Academic Council is a new initiative at GCVI that takes student learning to the next level, promote academic activity, help students explore career opportunities, and make learning fun for all! If you’re interested in applying for an executive position, please join our Google Classroom with the code n474kjv. Applications will close on Friday March 4th.

Thursday March 3rd 2022

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Academic Council

Hey Gaels! Are you dedicated to your academic studies? Do you want to take your learning to the next level? If so, applications to become an executive for the Academic Council are now open. What is Academic Council? Academic Council is a new initiative at GCVI that takes student learning to the next level, promote academic activity, help students explore career opportunities, and make learning fun for all! If you’re interested in applying for an executive position, please join our Google Classroom with the code n474kjv. Applications will close on Friday March 4th.

CO-OP

Are you a Grade 12 student graduating (or close to graduating) in June of this year who intends to pursue a career in the trades? If you are looking for a full-time position in the trades or an apprenticeship, check out the Summer Skilled Trades Co-op program. You complete a co-op placement with employers who are looking to hire full-time employees and successful participants will end up with employment in their chosen career field. More info is available on the Continuing Education website and in Guidance, or you can contact Ms. McCusker via email.

Library

To all students! If you are looking for a QUIET place to work during the second half of lunch, the LIBRARY is the place for you! We are now OPEN to students again! YAY! We are open starting at 12:05. Please eat before you come in, and keep this area as the ONE AND ONLY GUARANTEED QUIET WORK SPACE at lunch! See you then!

Attention all yarn crafters out there! The Library Learning Commons is starting something brand new. Each month, we will have a Make-and-Take crochet kit to work on in the LLC or to take home and complete. For the month of March, you can make your very own Crochet Four-Leaf Clover bookmark! Come down and ask us for a kit – and then let us know how your project turns out!

Brainiacs

Hey Gaels! Are you big brain? Is smarties your favorite candy? If so, Brainiacs Club might just be for you! What is Brainiacs Club? Brainiacs Club is a new initiative at GCVI that takes learning to the next level. We help students explore career opportunities and make learning fun for all! If you would like to participate as a competitor in our upcoming tournaments or sign-up to be on the Brainiacs Team to help organize competitions, then join the Brainiacs Club Google Classroom with the code: n474kjv. There will be an Information Session this Friday in room 209 at 12pm for students either wanting to join the Brainiacs Team or interested in finding out more about the club. Please note that you do not need to excel academically in order to be involved in the club. We welcome all students of all grades of all academic levels to become involved in the club, so see you there!

Mandarin Club

The Mandarin club is starting again! We are trying new activities, learning more about the language and the culture. We are looking forward to you joining in! Mandarin Club meets every Friday at 12:00 in room 204. Don’t miss it if you are interested!

Better Read Book Club

Hey bookbugs! If you read Felix Ever After for the Better Read Book Club then join us this Thursday March 3rd at noon in room 204. That’s right, Thursday! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book. See ya then!

Girls Rugby

The time has come…to sign up for the 2022 season of girls’ rugby! Join our Google Classroom – you can find the code on our Instagram page or posted outside the Phys Ed office. All are welcome! More info coming this week…

Director’s Craft

Are you a fan of horror movies? Or learning about zombies cultures in Canada? Have you ever wondered how the zombie apocalypse will start? Come to the aud today at 12 to find out! Make sure you’ve eaten beforehand so no stray zombies decide to make a meal out of you! That’s today at 12 in the front of the aud! Brought to you by the totally human beings in directors craft!

MADE

If you submitted an application for MADE 2023, please check your email for communication regarding your application status for the program next year. Your response would be appreciated ASAP. Thanks!

Boys and Girls Hockey Teams

Attention all boys and girl hockey players. A reminder that we will have a combined practice tonight for both Boys and Girls teams at 4:00 PM at the Exhibition Arena. Please also check your ugcloud email for important information that was sent out about competitive games that will take place for both Boys and Girls teams next Thursday, March 10th. See you on the ice tonight at 4:00 PM sharp!

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, March Madness is kicking off with its first set of games Friday at 12:00 pm in the gym! If you are competing, please get in touch with your team captain for scheduling details. If you want to watch the action go down, please make sure to eat your lunch before entering the gym, and remember to enter the gym using the doors in the fitness center hallway. We ask that spectators and players keep their masks on at all times and that you stay on the bleachers unless you are entering or exiting the gym. Please also make sure to listen to the student volunteers who will be helping with the event. If you have any questions about March Madness please feel free to DM us on Instagram @athleticsgcvi. We can’t wait to see everyone back on the court and in the stands!

DECA

Attention all DECA members who are participating in our competition, there will be a meeting today in room 154 at 12. We are hoping to pair you with an executive member to help you out as you prepare to compete, so please be sure to attend!

Badminton

Badminton Badminton Badminton:   tomorrow night’s junior  badminton practice has been cancelled.  That’s right CANCELLED.  Please stay tuned to the google classroom for further updates.

Enviro 

Hey Gaels if you are interested in the helping the environment and making the school more eco friendly then come to the environmental club meeting today at lunch in room 9. New members are always welcome.

Wednesday March 2nd 2022

Academic Council

Hey Gaels! Are you dedicated to your academic studies? Do you want to take your learning to the next level? If so, applications to become an executive for the Academic Council are now open. What is Academic Council? Academic Council is a new initiative at GCVI that takes student learning to the next level, promote academic activity, help students explore career opportunities, and make learning fun for all! If you’re interested in applying for an executive position, please join our Google Classroom with the code n474kjv. Applications will close on Friday March 4th.

CO-OP

Are you a Grade 12 student graduating (or close to graduating) in June of this year who intends to pursue a career in the trades? If you are looking for a full-time position in the trades or an apprenticeship, check out the Summer Skilled Trades Co-op program. You complete a co-op placement with employers who are looking to hire full-time employees and successful participants will end up with employment in their chosen career field. More info is available on the Continuing Education website and in Guidance, or you can contact Ms. McCusker via email.

Library

To all students! If you are looking for a QUIET place to work during the second half of lunch, the LIBRARY is the place for you! We are now OPEN to students again! YAY! We are open starting at 12:05. Please eat before you come in, and keep this area as the ONE AND ONLY GUARANTEED QUIET WORK SPACE at lunch! See you then!

Attention all yarn crafters out there! The Library Learning Commons is starting something brand new. Each month, we will have a Make-and-Take crochet kit to work on in the LLC or to take home and complete. For the month of March, you can make your very own Crochet Four-Leaf Clover bookmark! Come down and ask us for a kit – and then let us know how your project turns out!

Junior Badminton

This announcement is for all those serious grade 9 and 10 badminton players out there.  There will be a meeting in room 113  at the beginning of lunch on WEDNESDAY with tryouts for the junior team Friday after school.

Brainiacs

Hey Gaels! Are you big brain? Is smarties your favorite candy? If so, Brainiacs Club might just be for you! What is Brainiacs Club? Brainiacs Club is a new initiative at GCVI that takes learning to the next level. We help students explore career opportunities and make learning fun for all! If you would like to participate as a competitor in our upcoming tournaments or sign-up to be on the Brainiacs Team to help organize competitions, then join the Brainiacs Club Google Classroom with the code: n474kjv. There will be an Information Session this Friday in room 209 at 12pm for students either wanting to join the Brainiacs Team or interested in finding out more about the club. Please note that you do not need to excel academically in order to be involved in the club. We welcome all students of all grades of all academic levels to become involved in the club, so see you there!

Mandarin Club

The Mandarin club is starting again! We are trying new activities, learning more about the language and the culture. We are looking forward to you joining in! Mandarin Club meets every Friday at 12:00 in room 204. Don’t miss it if you are interested!

Better Read Book Club

Hey bookbugs! If you read Felix Ever After for the Better Read Book Club then join us this Thursday March 3rd at noon in room 204. That’s right, Thursday! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book. See ya then!

White Pine

Hey White Pine Book Club! Reminder that we are meeting TODAY at 11:55 to talk about ‘The Forest of Stolen Girls’! See you there! White Pine at 11:55 in room 212 today.

Boys Rugby

The Junior and Senior boys rugby team practiced yesterday and it was amazing!  Positivity, hard work, and a whole lot of learning!  Think you want to get involved?  It is not too late!  Next practice is tomorrow morning 7am in the gym.  We have a second training session at 6pm tomorrow as well.  Nothing says fun like double practice in the first week!  Bring a water bottle, a positive attitude and a friend!  Boys Rugby, no cuts, no fuss, just train hard and have fun!  See you tomorrow at 7am!

Girls Rugby

The time has come…to sign up for the 2022 season of girls’ rugby! Join our Google Classroom – you can find the code on our Instagram page or posted outside the Phys Ed office. All are welcome! More info coming this week…

Tuesday March 1st 2022

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Academic Council

Hey Gaels! Are you dedicated to your academic studies? Do you want to take your learning to the next level? If so, applications to become an executive for the Academic Council are now open. What is Academic Council? Academic Council is a new initiative at GCVI that takes student learning to the next level, promote academic activity, help students explore career opportunities, and make learning fun for all! If you’re interested in applying for an executive position, please join our Google Classroom with the code n474kjv. Applications will close on Friday March 4th.

CO-OP

Are you a Grade 12 student graduating (or close to graduating) in June of this year who intends to pursue a career in the trades? If you are looking for a full-time position in the trades or an apprenticeship, check out the Summer Skilled Trades Co-op program. You complete a co-op placement with employers who are looking to hire full-time employees and successful participants will end up with employment in their chosen career field. More info is available on the Continuing Education website and in Guidance, or you can contact Ms. McCusker via email.

Youthtalk

Attention Youthtalk members. We will be having a meeting today at 11:50 in Room 118. We will be starting to plan activities for Mental Health week. New students are always welcome.

Library

To all students! If you are looking for a QUIET place to work during the second half of lunch, the LIBRARY is the place for you! We are now OPEN to students again! YAY! We are open starting at 12:05. Please eat before you come in, and keep this area as the ONE AND ONLY GUARANTEED QUIET WORK SPACE at lunch! See you then!

Junior Badminton

This announcement is for all those serious grade 9 and 10 badminton players out there.  There will be a meeting in room 113  at the beginning of lunch on WEDNESDAY with tryouts for the junior team Friday after school.

Social Justice Club

There will be a social justice meeting on Tuesday at 12:00 in room 111. Any new members are welcome. That’s Social Justice in a new room location – room 111.

Brainiacs

Hey Gaels! Are you big brain? Is smarties your favorite candy? If so, Brainiacs Club might just be for you! What is Brainiacs Club? Brainiacs Club is a new initiative at GCVI that takes learning to the next level. We help students explore career opportunities and make learning fun for all! If you would like to participate as a competitor in our upcoming tournaments or sign-up to be on the Brainiacs Team to help organize competitions, then join the Brainiacs Club Google Classroom with the code: n474kjv. There will be an Information Session this Friday in room 209 at 12pm for students either wanting to join the Brainiacs Team or interested in finding out more about the club. Please note that you do not need to excel academically in order to be involved in the club. We welcome all students of all grades of all academic levels to become involved in the club, so see you there!

Mandarin Club

The Mandarin club is starting again! We are trying new activities, learning more about the language and the culture. We are looking forward to you joining in! Mandarin Club meets every Friday at 12:00 in room 204. Don’t miss it if you are interested!

Better Read Book Club

Hey bookbugs! If you read Felix Ever After for the Better Read Book Club then join us this Thursday March 3rd at noon in room 204. That’s right, Thursday! We look forward to hearing your thoughts on the book. See ya then!

French Convo Club

The French conversation club meets today in room 254! Come join us at noon if you’re looking to improve your French and learn about French culture. Join our classroom with the code npnhwxp

Monday February 28th 2022

Art club

Art club is back in person!  Art club will be meeting today and every Monday in Rm 16 at noon!  New members are welcome…join us today in Rm 16.

Brainiacs

Hey Gaels! Are you big brain? Is smarties your favorite candy? If so, Brainiacs Club might just be for you! What is Brainiacs Club? Brainiacs Club is a new initiative at GCVI that takes learning to the next level. We help students explore career opportunities and make learning fun for all! If you would like to participate as a competitor in our upcoming tournaments or sign-up to be on the Brainiacs Team to help organize competitions, then join the Brainiacs Club Google Classroom with the code: n474kjv. There will be an Information Session this Friday in room 209 at 12pm for students either wanting to join the Brainiacs Team or interested in finding out more about the club. Please note that you do not need to excel academically in order to be involved in the club. We welcome all students of all grades of all academic levels to become involved in the club, so see you there!

Yarn Club

Yarn Club has returned!! We know you’ve been waiting with baited breath and today is the day!! Yarn Club will be happening today at 11:50 AM in Room 118!  If you want to learn how to knit or crochet, or want a place to continue on a project you already have, then we’re the place for you.  No experience necessary.  We have to see you today in Room 118!’

Mandarin Club

The Mandarin club is starting again! We are trying new activities, learning more about the language and the culture. We are looking forward to you joining in! Mandarin Club meets every Friday at 12:00 in room 204. Don’t miss it if you are interested!

Friday February 25th 2022

French Conversation Club

Hey Gaels, the french conversation club is starting up again on Tuesday March 1st at 12:00 in room 253. Open to anyone looking to work on their french and explore french culture. Join our classroom with the code npnhwxp!

BOYS RUGBY

YES – the time is here.  After a TWO YEAR pause – RUGBY IS BACK!  This is the best time to start and learn the game of rugby!  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY – everyone is basically a new player, so no worries about being behind.  We need all shapes and sizes we have a position for you!  The only MUST HAVE – is a positive attitude and be willing to learn and amazing sport.  Come to a meeting and learn more.  

 

SENIOR BOYS sign up today – THURSDAY – 12pm in Room 200. 

 

JUNIOR BOYS – ALL Grade 9 and 10’s – that are interested – come and learn what this amazing sport, is all about.  There are NO TRYOUTS!  You work hard, you come to practice – you are on the team – GET INVOLVED!

 

Junior Boys Basketball

Junior Boys Basketball Tryouts – 3:30 in the gym today

Tuesday February 22nd 2022

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Athletics/PHE

Looking to get in some activity over lunch? Have you been waiting to hear the gym is open? 

Well good news, starting next Tuesday (Feb. 22) the gym will be open from 12-12:25 to shoot around until Athletic council plans some specific activities.

Please listen to the schedule as not every grade can come in every day.

The schedule will also be posted on the TV’s; in front of the gym and on the bulletin board across from the trophy case by the cafeteria stairs.

Seniors (Gr 11/12) Mondays and Wednesdays

Juniors (Gr 9/10) Tuesdays and Thursdays

Girls Only (Gr 9 -12) Fridays

 

The following rules will apply:

 

ENTER THROUGH THE SIDE GYM DOORS (FITNESS CENTRE HALLWAY)

NO SPECTATORS 

NO FOOD OR DRINKS IN THE GYM

PROPER FOOTWEAR/RUNNING SHOES – NO BOOTS

Music Council

All members of music council listen up! We know it’s been a while, but a reminder that we’re having a meeting tomorrow at lunch in the music room! See you all there!

Sr. Girls Volleyball

Attention all senior girls interested in playing volleyball this year.  I repeat ( Senior Girls Volleyball) Please attend a very short meeting today right after school in the small gym to sign up for try-outs.  The first tryout will be on THURSDAY MORNING at 7AM. Please see Ms.Ackroyd if you have any questions.

Debate Club

2 Weeks ago, 4 members of our Debate Club competed in the South Western Regional Debate Tournament vying for a spot at Provincials. Though our teams had not competed for a few years, or never before, they did amazingly well! Congratulations to Ashley Caron, Matya Stavnitzky, Annie Boivin, and Gabrielle He! 

Next, we set our sights on the Junior Provincials coming up in March:

A reminder that all grade 9s in the Debate Club who are interested in competing at provincials are to meet today at noon in room 206.

We will resume our usual in-person Debate Club meetings next Monday! 

See you then!

Wednesday February 13th 2022

Music

Band is Back!!! There will be a full Sr Band practice today at lunch in the music room. We have some exciting things to discuss and some new music to work on. Don’t miss it.

Tuesday February 12th 2022

DECA

Hey DECA members, if you are still interested in competing in our competition please join the Google Meet on our Google Classroom this Wednesday, February 16th at 4:30 pm! We can’t wait to see you there.

Friday February 11th 2022

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Tuesday February 8th 2022

Yearbook

Which kid in your Grade is most likely to Sail the World? Which kid in your Grade is most likely to live on a Houseboat? become Aquaman? or Start a Wave – either as a trend or at a party? We need answers!! There are 10 Most Likely to categories for each grade in our Annual MOST LIKELY TO survey.  We need your votes to make it work. Category Winners will have a photoshoot, appear online, and get their pic forever in our 2022 Yearbook next to their category. The MOST LIKELY TO  form has been sent to you via your ugcloud email. Fill it out while you are listening to announcements right now! Remember: vote for people in your Grade only – keep it appropriate – we know who you are! – and yes, you can vote for yourself or your friends.

Ride the wave.

Monday February 7th 2022

BSUa

To all staff and students:

Show your support of the BSUA  and celebrate Black Future month by purchasing a GCVI student designed Black Future Month t-shirt.   They will be on sale every day this week or until we sell out! The cost of the t-shirts are only $12.00!    We have sizes small to XXL. We will be selling in front of the auditorium throughout lunch. You can also just come by our booth to say hello to the BSUA members and you can play our trivia. You can spin the wheel to win treats! So hurry up and come down to get your t-shirts as soon as possible before they run out. We can’t wait to see you all in your Black future month t-shirts!

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels! Are you looking for some motivation to stay active this semester? Do you want to earn yourself some bragging rights? If so, you’re in luck because Athletic Council is starting up our minutes of exercise competition once again! All you need to do to participate is find your favourite way to work out, and record the minutes you spend being active. Just send us your name, your grade, and the minutes you have spent working out after every session. You can send your minutes to us via Instagram DM @athleticsgcvi or via email to [email protected] Check out our Instagram account for more information, once again, @athleticsgcvi.

Better Read Book CLub

Hey there bookbugs! Are you in the mood for romance? This February, join us to read Felix Ever After by Kacen Calendar. It follows Felix Love, who has never been in love – talk about Hallmark Channel! If that sounds lowkey interesting then you should highkey check us out. Join our classroom with the code grks5bj or follow our instagram @gcvireads for more information.

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you that IB/OSSD tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is available. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses, you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.  If you’re interested or have any questions contact us at [email protected]

Senate

Good morning Gaels!! Do you have that special person in your life who you want to feel extra special this Valentine’s? Why not send them a flower gram!!! They’ll be for sale wed through Friday this week for $2 a flower (keep in mind max 2 flowers per order). Flowers not your thing? No problem! there will also be a raffle! come by and see the pizes today in the front display case at lunch! Ticket sales will also start this Wednesday for 7 tickets for 5 bucks or 4 tickets and a rose for 5$ Thanks Gaels

Chess Club

Whether you’re a grandmaster or beginner, chess club is the place to be. Join the GCVI Chess club classroom with code jmsil2u. Virtual meetings will be held from 3:45 to 4:30 Fridays after school.

Guidance

Hello teachers and students,  today in Guidance we are hoping to work through the many timetable change requests students have submitted on the virtual appointment slip.   We will be calling groups of students to Guidance throughout the day.  Please excuse the interruptions as they come.  If a student cannot leave class  at that time, please have them come to Guidance as soon as it is convenient.

Friday February 4th 2022

Picture Day 

Photo Day is this Friday. Yes, Second Semester Photo Retake Day is TOMORROW. Any and all students or teachers who were not here in First or Second Quad OR who missed our other 2 photo days – this is your chance to get your picture and your student I.D. card done. The camera will be ready by 8am in the back of the auditorium and gone by 11:30am. Come to the auditorium doors closest to the Main Office. We will NOT be calling students down by grades. Any student, in any grade can get their picture taken. Come and get your picture anytime before school starts from 8am onward, OR get it once class announcements have begun. Do not hesitate. Get in line, and get your pic. 

If you have never gotten your picture, if you have a problem with your picture, if you have lost your student card or there is an error on your student card. No matter the reason. If you need your photo taken for school, this is your chance. Tomorrow. Friday. 8am until 11:30am. Photo Day.

Thursday February 3rd 2022

Muslim Student Association

Tomorrow GCVI will officially recognize the Green Square Campaign- a campaign that aims to remember the victims of the Quebec City Mosque shooting on Jan. 29, 2017. Wearing a green square shows your solidarity with your Muslim peers, and solidarity against hate, intolerance, and bullying in all its forms. Your period 1 teachers will provide green square pins for you tomorrow. If you do not receive a pin or do not have a period 1 class- there will be a basket with extra pins beside a Poster board near the office. There will also be a trivia booth in front of the AUD tomorrow and a chance to win some small prizes.

Friday January 28th 2022

Math Contest

Today is the last day to sign up for the Grade 9, 10 or 11 math contests.  If you haven’t done so yet please join the Math Contest Classroom using code tb3amut .  Let me say that code again tb3amut and complete the registration form.  OR  you can Gmail  Mr. Dallan directly …but you must do so today!

MSA

Today we have an important announcement from the Muslim Student Assocation (MSA) on a tragic event in Canadian history. 

“Five years ago, on January 29, 2017, members of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec City were victims of a terrible, Islamophobic crime. During a congregational prayer, a gunman charged into the mosque and opened fire on the worshippers, killing 6 men and injuring many more. 

“Next Friday, February the 4th, GCVI will recognize the Green Square Campaign- a campaign that remembers the victims of the Quebec City Mosque and stands against hate crimes against Muslim Canadians.  The Green Square Campaign remembers the victims, deceased and alive, of the Quebec City mosque attack.  Wearing a green square expresses your solidarity with the six widows, the seventeen children left fatherless, Aymen Derbali, who is paralyzed for life, and the rest of the community that was left shaken by this act of violence.  It shows your solidarity with your Muslim peers, and the rest of the Islamic Community.  Wear a green square next Friday and say no to hate, intolerance, and bullying in all its forms. 

We will provide more info next week about where and when you can pick up a green square to show your support. 

Thank you for your attention.

From the Muslim Student Association

Thursday January 27th 2022

Yearbook

The yearbook is for sale right now at ugdsb school cash online. the price has risen to $45. But this price will only be available until January 31st. 

RISE

Remember the book drive that ran last month? We are proud and humbled to announce that with your generous support and donations, RISE was able to raise over $1100!! This will all go towards purchasing books to help preserve the language and heritage of our Treaty Partners. Just a heads up, we are still accepting donations through school cash online until January 31st

Wednesday January 26th 2022

Library

All this week you can return your books and textbook to the library.  If you have checked out anything from the Library Learning Commons this Quadmester, or even last Quadmester, this is your chance to clear your record. There are bins in the library foyer, which means you can even drop off materials when the library is closed at lunch. If you have any questions see Ms. Wilken. 

Tuesday January 25th 2022

Capture

Friday, December 17

Teens Learning to Drive

Let’s work towards vision zero, no deaths on the road is something we can do one decision at a time.

Senate-HollyDays

Good morning Gaels! It is officially day 12 out of the 12 days of Hollydays! We did it! We made it through the Hollydays and now our break is just one day away! Senate wants to thank those who participated in the events. We hope you were able to have fun and enjoy these events considering the circumstances. As always, Senate is honored to plan these events for you Gaels but it could not have happened without you so thank you once again for the school spirit! We hope to plan more fun events in the future and have a great winter break!

Thursday, December 16

Winter Concert

Tonight at 7pm on YouTube live GCVI Music presents our annual Winter Concert. This virtual event will feature streamed recordings of our GCVI Music ensemble. You can find the link at youtube.com/gcvimusic

Senate-Hollydays

Good morning Gaels! It is day 11 out of the 12 days of HollyDays! We are only one day away from our last HollyDay and so close to our sweet winter break! Senate wants to let you know that due to popular demand we will be doing… anything but a backpack day tomorrow! Now is the time to brainstorm and come up with some fun, cool and school safe item to bring to school instead of a backpack! Have the most fun you can with the last event and let your creativity come through! As always we hope you participate and we’re excited to see what you Gaels can come up with!

DECA

Hey DECA members! Just a reminder to pick up your competition packages in the business office today at lunch. You can also find the competition package posted on our classroom. Happy Holidays and see you after the break!!

Swim Team

Swim team is coming in January. If you are interested in joining the GCVI swim team please join our Google classroom at espju2f for more information and to sign up. Practices will start the first week of January at the University of Guelph Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7 – 8 am. If those early times haven’t scared you off, the classroom code again is espju2f.

Football

Please join me in congratulating the following athletes who were chosen as District 10 Football ALL STARS.  Jacob Henning, Jesse Garvin and Keon Robinson were chosen from GCVI for the 2021 season.  They strongly represented the green and white through their leadership, commitment and grit.  The three of them hardly ever came off the field, playing on both sides of the ball and special teams. As senior athletes, Jacob, Keon and Jesse will be missed. We wish them all the best as they continue their athletic pursuit.

RISE

GCVI RISE is raising money to buy books for First Nations children! Tomorrow is the last day for Cash donations! Bring all your donations into your home room teachers! You can also donate virtually over the winter break using school cash online! Bring in your bucks Gaels!!

University Applications Due

Grade 12 students, just a reminder that University Applications are due by Jan 13 2022.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you tackle your University applications.

  1. The GCVI Guidance office will be closed from Dec 19 – Jan 2. We will be back in person and online on January 3, 2022.
  2. OUAC is also closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 2. The website will remain available during this time but there is no chat or phone support.
  3. Ontario universities are also closed for the holidays, so you may not receive confirmation that they received your application until mid-January.

Wednesday, December 15

DECA

Hey DECA members!! There will be no meeting on Thursday since cases are rising in Guelph and we don’t want to mix cohorts as of right now. However, you can pick up your competition package in the business office Thursday at lunch. The packages will be put in a folder and placed on a desk in the business office for you to grab. If you want to take part in the competition then please come and pick up a competition package so you have time to start looking over the competition and preparing.

Senate-Hollydays

Hey Gaels! We have made it to day 10 of the 12 days of Hollydays! Which means we only have 2 days left to go before our well deserved winter break! Senate hopes to see you wearing festive holiday sweaters or apparel today! Thank you to those who partook in today’s event and get ready for day 11 tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 14

Sports, Clubs Etc. on Hold Until Further Notice

All in house Clubs, Sports and other such meetings are postponed until further notice, clubs can continue virtually if that is an option.

Guidance

Guidance is running College and University help sessions one more time before the break. Drop in and ask your questions on Wed Dec 15 @ 11:50 am In Room 153.

Do your research and click apply before the deadlines: Jan 13 for University and Feb 1 for College. These are REAL deadlines!

Reminder: Guidance & OUAC will close over the holidays.  If you have any questions over the break, check out the Resources & Tutorials on the Gr 12 Classroom.

University Applications Due

Grade 12 students, just a reminder that University Applications are due by Jan 13 2022.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you tackle your University applications.

  1. The GCVI Guidance office will be closed from Dec 19 – Jan 2. We will be back in person and online on January 3, 2022.
  2. OUAC is also closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 2. The website will remain available during this time but there is no chat or phone support.
  3. Ontario universities are also closed for the holidays, so you may not receive confirmation that they received your application until mid-January.

Keep calm and plan ahead!

GCVI Rise

Can you spare a couple bucks for books??

GCVI RISE is raising money to buy books for First Nations children! Cash donations can be accepted by your teachers or you can donate virtually using school cash online! Bring in your bucks Gaels!!

Monday, December 13

Social Justice Club

Hey Gaels! This is a reminder that Social Justice Club meets on Tuesday, December 14, in room 54 at 11:50. We are going to be having some holiday fun and working on the shoebox initiative. Feel free to check out our classroom for more details – we can’t wait to see you all there!

Yarn Club

Yarn Club – Yarn Club is happening today at lunch at 11:50 AM.  We had such a great turn out last week that we will be in both Room 118 & 117 but we’ll start in Room 118.  Please join our google classroom as we will be posting announcements and resource.  You can join at wymxn4r.  We also have a google poll that will help us with planning and having resources. So, please jump on the classroom and give us your feedback. Don’t have supplies today? No worries, come out to the club and we’ll get you started.

Origami Club

A reminder that there will be an Origami Club meeting TODAY in room 111. It will be a holiday themed meeting, so make sure to check us out! New members are ALWAYS welcome and we hope to see you there!

Senate-HollyDays

Hey Gaels! Welcome to Day 8 of the 12 HollyDays. Senate wants to remind you that door decorating is happening now!

Don’t miss out on the fun and be the only naked door in the school! You have until Tuesday to deck out your doors! On Wednesday there will be Instagram polls for you to vote for the best doors on @gcvisenate on Instagram so stay tuned! Have a great rest of the week and get ready for day 9 tomorrow!

Swim Team

Swim team is coming in January. If you are interested in joining the GCVI swim team please join our Google classroom at espju2f for more information and to sign up. Practices will start the first week of January at the University of Guelph Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7 – 8 am. If those early times haven’t scared you off, and you have any questions, there will be a meeting at 12:00 on Thursday in room 104 or see M. Robb.

BLC Club

Hey Gaels! Are you interested in helping out the community during the holiday season? Well then join the club Enlight the Hidden, where you can help out the senior community. The first meeting is Monday at lunch in room 152 at 11:45 AM. You can join the google classroom with the code bhvz4rg Don’t forget to bring your creative ideas and holiday spirit! We hope to see you there!

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Acts of Random Kindness

Hey Gaels! The Random Acts of Kindness Club had a successful sale of over 500 candy grams last week. If you didn’t receive an expected candy gram or if you know that the person you sent a candy gram to didn’t receive theirs, please email Isaac at [email protected] to get that sorted out.

Junior Girls Volleyball

Any Grade 9 or 10 girls interested in trying out for the Jr. Girls volleyball team are asked to go to Room 200 at 12 noon this Wednesday, December, 15 to sign up. Please have your proof of vaccination and ID. If you are unable to make it, please see Ms. Reynolds in the Phys-Ed Office.

Friday December 10

Teens Learning to Drive

Always have your phone put away while driving. Out of sight out of mind.

Senior Girls Basketball

The Gaels Senior Basketball team took on St. James in the District 10 Semi-Finals last night. Contributions from everyone allowed the Gaels to get off to a good start and they didn’t look back. Acadia Tremain led all scorers with 23 points, Nyssa Matthews had 11 while Nicole Carbone and Eve Elford had 6 apiece. Tremendous defensive contributions from Tishan Delfinado, Farestha Khan and Claudia Durbin. The Gaels now head to the championship final on Tuesday against Centennial. Good luck Ladies!

Junior Girls Basketball

Suffered a tough loss in the semi-finals last night, but should be very proud of their previously undefeated season. Great work Gaels!

D-Stress

Hey Gaels! If you’re looking to D-stress before the end of the year then come on over to D-stress club today for some fun holiday-themed activities! We will meet today at 11:45 in room 54. Bring your friends, we’ll see you there.

Music Council

Hey band and choir folks coming caroling on Saturday don’t forget we have rehearsal after school today until 4:30. Check the classrooms for more info!

Chamber Choir

All Chamber Choir members-We have a rehearsal today in the AUDITORIUM after school.

YouthTalk

How does a German cookie say hello? Gluten-tag! Youthtalk invites you to stop by room 118 at lunch today for some cookie decorating. A Sign up can be found outside of room 118. Maybe you can decorate a cookie to BAKE a friend’s day a little BATTER by letting them know that without them, you would CRUMBLE.

Stage Crew

Goodmorrow Stage Crew! We have ourselves a meeting today on the stage side of the Aud at 11:50. Hope to see you there!

BLC Club

Hey Gaels! Are you interested in helping out the community during the holiday season? Well then join the club Enlight the Hidden, where you can help out the senior community. The first meeting is Monday at lunch in room 152 at 11:45 AM. You can join the google classroom with the code bhvz4rg Don’t forget to bring your creative ideas and holiday spirit! We hope to see you there!”

Acts of Random Kindness

Good morning Gaels! It is officially day 7 of GCVI’s senate 12 days of Hollydays! To begin today on a sweet note candy cane grams are being handed to you right now as I speak! ARK will be coming around to homeroom classes to deliver a sweet treat to you! For today’s fun event it will be… Gaelf on the Shaelf! Be sure to keep your eyes open for the hiding Gaelf and be the first one to find them! The first individual who is able to find today’s Gaelf and sends a photo to @gcvisenate on Instagram gets a prize! Good luck to you all in finding today’s Gaelf!

Yarn Club

Yarn Club is happening on Monday at Lunch in Room 118.  Thanks to all that attended on Monday this week.  If you are still interested in joining please come out on Monday and also join the google classroom at wymxn4r  We hope everyone will join the classroom and also do our google poll so we know what we need for Monday.

Social Justice Club

Hey Gaels! This is a reminder that the Social Justice Club meets on Tuesday, December 14, in room 54 at 11:50. We are going to be having some holiday fun and working on the shoebox initiative. Feel free to check out our classroom for more details – we can’t wait to see you all there!

Guidance

Grade 12 students, just a reminder that University Applications are due by Jan 13 2022.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you tackle your University applications.

  1. The GCVI Guidance Office will be closed from Dec 19 – Jan 2. We will be back in person and online on January 3, 2022.
  2. OUAC is also closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 2. The website will remain available during this time but there is no chat or phone support.
  3. Ontario Universities are also closed for the holidays, so you may not receive confirmation that they received your application until mid-January.

Keep calm and plan ahead!

Thursday, December 9

YouthTalk

What kind of keys does a gingerbread man carry? Cook-keys! YouthTalk invites you to stop by room 118 at lunch on Friday for some cookie decorating. A sign up can be found outside of room 118. No bad cookie puns required, we wouldn’t want you to leave feeling “crummy”.

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that DECA is meeting today in room 153 at 11:45. See you there!

Drama Council

Hey Drama Council! We meet today at 12 on the stage side of the Aud for a Variety Show debrief. See you there!

Acts of Random Kindness

Today is the last day to purchase your candy grams Gaels!! Sales will be happening today at lunch at the Aud and Gym! Candy grams are on for 2/1$! Again, today is your last chance to send a candy gram!

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Origami Club

A reminder that there will be an Origami Club meeting on Monday in room 111. It will be a holiday themed meeting, so make sure to check us out! New members are ALWAYS welcome and we hope to see you there!

Junior Girls Volleyball

Any Grade 9 or 10 girls interested in trying out for the Jr. Girls volleyball team are asked to go to Room 200 at 12 noon next Wednesday, December, 15 to sign up. Please have your proof of vaccination and ID. If you are unable to make it, please see Ms. Reynolds in the Phys-Ed Office.

Wednesday, December 8

Senior Girls Basketball

The senior girls basketball team continued their winning ways with a win over Bishop Mac last week and St. James last night. Against Bishop, Mac Nyssa Matthews led scoring with big contributions from Nicole Carbone and Charlee Hannah. Against St. James, Acadia Tremain led scoring with 18 points, followed by Nicole Carbone with 9. Strong contributions from Eve Elford. The team now faces St. James in the semi finals tomorrow after a great 6-1 regular season. Good luck Ladies!

Improv!

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

Music Council

Hey band and choir folks coming caroling on Saturday;! don’t forget we have rehearsal after school today until 4:30. Check the classrooms for more info!

Senate

Hey Gaels! Today’s event for Senate’s twelve days of holly-days is gingerbread house making! Sign up in teams of five through the link in the GCVI Senate Instagram bio; but hurry, there are limited slots! Room number will be announced later today, so keep an ear out for the announcement! Have a good one everybody.

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members, today is our first day of having a guest speaker coming in, Dr. Mary Peirson! She will be coming in to talk about her journey in healthcare and answer your questions! Please head to room 150 at 11:45! See you all there!

Rubik’s Cube Club

Have you ever wondered if you could solve a Rubik’s cube? Do you already know how but just want to get faster? If so, you’re in luck. 

The  GCVI Rubik’s cube club will meet TODAY  at 11:45 in Room 212, and all skill levels are encouraged to join, especially if you don’t know how to solve one. 

Be sure to join the Google Classroom using the class code 52ztaay 

Owning a cube is not required to join as there will be extras, but bring your own if you have one. That’s room 212 on Wednesday at 11:45, be there or be square!

Volunteer Hours

Do you need some volunteer hours and want to help out a worthy cause? The North End Harvest Market is looking for volunteers to deliver food bags to families in need this holiday season. For more information check the Volunteer board outside of the Guidance Office.

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you all that IB Year 1/OSSD Grade 11 tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is running throughout the entire year. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses (whether that’s French, Math, English, Science, etc.), you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.

We’re solely focused on helping students with their IB preparatory/Grade 9 & 10 courses, and facilitating their success. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Tuesday, December 7

Senior Boys Volleyball

Your Gaels went to St. James late night to complete their regular season. They were out numbered but refused to do anything but win. They stormed back to win the game in 5 sets. They await their playoff opponent for the Semi Final Wednesday night.

Girls Hockey

Girls Hockey Meeting – today – Room 200 – noon. Pick up your forms, learn what the season will look like, get the information as tryouts start Thursday!

Senate

Good Morning Gaels! Welcome to day four of the twelve days of Holly-Days. Today’s event is Teacher Wrapping; run by the Athletic Counsel! Come to Room 203 at lunch if you’ve completed the google form to sign up for this activity, and start wrappin’ up your favorite teachers! Send us pictures of your masterful creations to get featured on the Senate Instagram. Thanks, everybody!

Acts of Random Kindness

This is just a reminder that candy grams are for sale today at lunch in front of the auditorium and gym for 2/1$.

Actra Nostra 2022

There are just 10 days left to get your Actra Nostra 2022 yearbook at the early bird price. Get the book now for $40. After December 17 the price will rise. There are 2 ways to pay. First, you can pay for your book using School Cash Online -find the links on our posters around the school OR in your UGCloud emails from us OR in our GCVI Yearbook Instagram bio. You can also pay by cash-starting Monday for 5 days only, there will be a table in front of the main office at 8:30 am and at lunch. Bring EXACT CHANGE ONLY and your STUDENT CARD, and we will get your book ordered. Plus, maybe give a shout out to our insta stories too. All of these details and more are in your UGCloud account now.

Monday, December 6

Variety Show

Congrats for huge success on Friday. The livestream event pushed 150 viewers at times and stayed consistently above 100. What a great night of entertainment by our writers, casts and crew…and a special shout out to the technical leadership team who had the vision of such a feat and went about all the necessary background work to come to you live in your own homes…take a bow folks…on a job well done. Bravo!

Volunteer Hours

Do you need some volunteer hours and want to help out a worthy cause? The North End Harvest Market is looking for volunteers to deliver food bags to families in need this holiday season. For more information check the Volunteer board outside of the Guidance Office.

Music

A few important reminders: First, there is a Jr Band practice today at lunch in the music room. Second, tonight is the night that all the GCVI Bands are recording for our streamed winter concert. Band members are reminded to wear their formal concert black uniform and to check the google classroom for their recording times. See you all tonight.

Yarn Club

Today is the Day!! Yarn Club is happening today at 11:50 AM in Room 118.  This is your opportunity to learn how to knit and/or crochet or to work on the skills you already have or to help teach others.  All skill levels are welcome.  Bring your own supplies or use the ones we have.  Not sure if this club is for you, no worries, come check us out and see what we are all about.  Everyone is welcome.

French Conversation Club

Hey Gaels! Are you looking to play some fun games and improve your French communication? Come on out to the French Conversation Club today at 11:50 in room 254.

Guidance

Grade 12 students, do you have questions about Colleges, Universities or Scholarships? Stop by our Guidance Drop-In on Wed Dec 8 in Room 153 to get your questions answered. Drop in begins at 11:50 am. Please eat your lunch first.

Girls Varsity Hockey

The puck drops here – OK tomorrow in Room 200 – 12:00 noon!

Any girls interested in trying out for the girls hockey team please attend this meeting to find our how the season will look and to get forms that you will need to attend the Try Out – Thursday at 3:30.  If you have questions please see Mr. Robinson.

YouthTalk

YouthTalk, formerly Open Minds, is coming back to GC. YouthTalk is a club run by students for students. Our purpose is to provide a safe space to discuss strategies that promote positive mental health and wellbeing within ourselves and for our friends who may be struggling. We also plan activities and events that educate our school community about issues surrounding mental health in order to reduce the stigma that may prevent those who are struggling from getting the help that they need.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday December 7th at 11:50 in room 118. Be sure to eat your lunch before the meeting. For more information check out the YouthTalk Google Classroom using the code: k3r6vb5.

Athletic Council

Guess what Gaels!? Athletic Council is back with our classic teacher wrapping competition next Tuesday, December 7th for the fourth day of Senate’s Holly days! If you want to show off your stellar gift wrapping skills for a chance to win bragging rights and a cool prize, check out our latest post on the @athleticsgcvi Instagram account or go to tinyurl.com/gcviteacherwrapping for more information about the competition and how to sign your team up. Tape, wrapping paper, teachers and scissors will be provided so all you need to bring is your gift wrapping crew and all of your school spirit!

Acts of Random Kindness

Candy grams start today!! If you have a friend or a special someone in your life who you want to send a sweet treat to, come by the front Aud or arch during lunch!! Get 2 for 1$ again that’s 2 candy grams for 1$. Cant make it today? No problem! Candy grams will be for sale from Monday to Thursday (at lunch). See everyone there!!

RISE

As the holidays draw near, it’s important to recognize that not all people living in Canada have access to the things we take for granted. Indigenous children across this nation don’t have access to books and knowledge about their history and language. In response to this, RISE will be gathering donation’s this holiday season to help purchase indigenous books for our treaty partners. Teacher’s ,please  check your mailbox over the next couple days for more information and donation envelopes. Thanks Gaels!

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you all that IB Year 1/OSSD Grade 11 tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is running throughout the entire year. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses (whether that’s French, Math, English, Science, etc.), you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.

We’re solely focused on helping students with their IB preparatory/Grade 9 & 10 courses, and facilitating their success. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Friday, December 3

Teens Learning to Drive

If there are more people than seatbelts; there’s not enough space in the car.

Junior Girls Basketball

Jr Girls basketball continued their winning streak last night against Bishop Macdonell! Go Gaels!!

Junior Boys Volleyball

Last night the Jr. Boys Volleyball team earned their first win, beating BM in 4 sets. It was an excellent team effort with great contributions from all. Super hitting from the Josh’s- Josh Ponayo and Josh Basalong, made possible by great sets from Gabe Bennett and Dennis Magnaye. Great game boys!

Stage Crew

Hey Stage Crew! We’re having a meeting on the stage side of the Aud today at 11:50. See you there!

Music

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

Variety Show

GCVI, do you have plans tonight? Well now you do! Tonight at 4:30 on the GCVI Drama YouTube channel we’re livestreaming our fifth variety show, Variety Show 5: The Variety Strikes Back. One of the ten shows you’ll see is Countertenor: Have you heard of 101 Dalmatians? Well, get ready for 101 ellipsis. Are you excited? Because we are!

French Conversation Club

For any students looking to improve on their French speaking abilities, and have some fun doing it, the French Conversation Club runs on Mondays at lunch starting at 11:50 in room 254. We hope to see you there Gaels!

Acts of Random  Kindness

Ark is excited to announce the Holiday candy grams will be for sale starting Monday!! Yes, that’s right, Monday! If you have a friend or a special someone in your life who you want to send a sweet treat to, come by the front Aud or arch during lunch!! Candy grams will be $1 each and will be for sale Monday to Thursday (at lunch). See everyone there!!

Girls Hockey

Any girls interested in playing hockey this year, there is a meeting on Tuesday, December 7 at 12 in room 200.

YouthTalk

YouthTalk, formerly Open Minds, is coming back to GC. YouthTalk is a club run by students for students. Our purpose is to provide a safe space to discuss strategies that promote positive mental health and wellbeing within ourselves and for our friends who may be struggling. We also plan activities and events that educate our school community about issues surrounding mental health in order to reduce the stigma that may prevent those who are struggling from getting the help that they need.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday December 7th at 11:50 in room 118. Be sure to eat your lunch before the meeting. For more information check out the YouthTalk Google Classroom using the code: k3r6vb5.

Better Book Club

Hey readers, are you a fan of Rick Riordan? Are you interested in the mythology of different cultures? Join us this December in the Better Read Book Club to read Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee. Imagine Star Wars crossed with Japanese fox spirits, and you’ve got the idea. Did we mention it takes place in space? Make sure to pay attention to upcoming announcements to find out about our other book this December!

Yarn Club

Have you been feeling a little chilly as the cold weather has started? Do you long for a beautiful, handmade scarf to keep you warm? Have you also been wanting to learn a new skill or better your skills? Then we have a Club for you! Yarn Club will be starting on Monday December 6th.  This is a club to learn how to knit and/or crochet.  It will run on Mondays in Room 118 at 11:50 AM.  If you have your own knitting/crochet needles and supplies great, bring them along with you.  If not, no worries, we have needles and yarn to get people started.  This is a club for all skill levels. Not sure if this club is for you, no worries, come check us out on Monday in Room 118.  All are welcome!!

Athletic Council

Athletic Council is back with our classic teacher wrapping competition next Tuesday, December 7th for the fourth day of Senate’s holly days! If you want to show off your stellar gift wrapping skills for a chance to win bragging rights and a cool prize, check out our latest post on the @athleticsgcvi Instagram account or go to tinyurl.com/gcviteacherwrapping for more information about the competition and how to sign your team up. Tape, wrapping paper, teachers and scissors will be provided so all you need to bring is your gift wrapping crew and all of your school spirit!

Thursday, December 2

Senate

Good Morning Gaels! Welcome to the first day of GCVI Senate’s twelve days of Holly Days. Our first event is called Gaelf On the Shelf. We will have three “Gaelfs” hidden around the school. Be the first ones to find it and send your photo to @gcvisenate on Instagram! Winners receive a gift card prize! Please make sure to leave the little guys in their original spots so we can find them again. Our second event to end the week will be Comfy Clothes Day! Wear your comfy attire or holiday PJs to school tomorrow…whatever makes you feel all comfy cozy! 

Good luck to you all, go Gaels!

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that DECA is meeting today in room 153 at 11:45. See you there!

GSA

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

Mandarin Club

Hey Gaels! Today is Thursday which means the Mandarin Club is happening today during lunch! We will be learning common phrases used in greeting. Come to our meeting and join the activity in small groups to practice your speaking skills. Don’t miss the chance to learn how to greet others in Mandarin! The meeting will start at 11:50 in Room 204. We hope to see you there!

Yarn Club

Have you been feeling a little chilly as the cold weather has started? Do you long for a beautiful, handmade scarf to keep you warm? Have you also been wanting to learn a new skill or better your skills? Then we have a Club for you! Yarn Club will be starting on Monday December 6th.  

This is a club to learn how to knit and/or crochet.  It will run on Mondays in Room 118 at 11:50 AM.  If you have your own knitting/crochet needles and supplies great, bring them along with you.  If not, no worries, we have needles and yarn to get people started.  This is a club for all skill levels. Not sure if this club is for you, no worries, come check us out on Monday in Room 118.  All are welcome!!

YouthTalk

YouthTalk, formerly Open Minds, is coming back to GC. YouthTalk is a club run by students for students. Our purpose is to provide a safe space to discuss strategies that promote positive mental health and wellbeing within ourselves and for our friends who may be struggling. We also plan activities and events that educate our school community about issues surrounding mental health in order to reduce the stigma that may prevent those who are struggling from getting the help that they need.

Our first meeting will be Tuesday December 7th at 11:50 in room 118. Be sure to eat your lunch before the meeting. For more information check out the YouthTalkGoogle Classroom using the code: k3r6vb5.

Variety Show

GCVI, do you have plans this Friday? Well now you do! This Friday at 4:30 on the GCVI Drama YouTube channel we’re livestreaming our fifth variety show, Variety Show 5: The Variety Strikes Back. One of our ten shows is The Arsonist and the Jewel Thief: You won’t want to miss this one folks, there’s crime, there’s enemies to lovers, and there’s a random person who walks across the stage!

Better Read Book Club

Hey readers, are you a fan of Rick Riordan? Are you interested in the mythology of different cultures? Join us this December in the Better Read Book Club to read Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee. Imagine Star Wars crossed with Japanese fox spirits, and you’ve got the idea. Did we mention it takes place in space? Make sure to pay attention to upcoming announcements to find out about our other book this December!

Athletic Council

Guess what Gaels!? The Athletic Council is back with our classic teacher wrapping competition next Tuesday, December 7th for the fourth day of Senate’s Holly Days! If you want to show off your stellar gift wrapping skills for a chance to win bragging rights and a cool prize, check out our latest post on the @athleticsgcvi Instagram account or go to tinyurl.com/gcviteacherwrapping for more information about the competition and how to sign your team up. Tape, wrapping paper, teachers and scissors will be provided so all you need to bring is your gift wrapping crew and all of your school spirit!

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you all that IB Year 1/OSSD Grade 11 tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is running throughout the entire year. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses (whether that’s French, Math, English, Science, etc.), you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.

We’re solely focused on helping students with their IB preparatory/Grade 9 & 10 courses, and facilitating their success. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Wednesday, December 1

Junior Girls Basketball

JR girls secured a tough game last night against Centennial, winning by 2 points with some stellar defense by Molly Hanna! Great work Gaels.

Improv!

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

Music Council

A reminder to all music people interested in coming on the trip that there’s a rehearsal after school today! Again, email Emma at [email protected] if you seriously have ANY questions AT ALL! She is very willing to answer ANYTHING you throw at her. Thank you!

Rubik’s Cube Club

Did you hear about the book about Rubik’s cubes? I’ve heard it’s full of twists and turns! Have you ever wondered if you could solve a Rubik’s cube? Do you already know how but just want to get faster? If so, you’re in luck. 

The BRAND NEW GCVI Rubik’s Cube Club will have their first meeting TODAY at 11:45 in Room 212, and all skill levels are encouraged to join, especially if you don’t know how to solve one. 

Be sure to join the Google Classroom using the class code 52ztaay.  Owning a cube is not required to join as there will be extras, but bring your own if you have one. That’s room 212 on Wednesday at 11:45, be there or be square.

HOSA

Hey HOSA Members, congratulations on competing in the FLC! A reminder that there is a meeting TODAY in room 155 starting at 11:45! Can’t wait to see you all there, we have a surprise for you all for your great work.

DECA

Hey DECA members! Don’t forget we have a meeting this Thursday in room 153 at 11:45. See you there!

Variety Show

GCVI, do you have plans this Friday? Well now you do! This Friday at 4:30 on the GCVI Drama YouTube channel we’re livestreaming our fifth variety show, Variety Show 5: The Variety Strikes Back. One of our ten shows is Love at First … Last Name?: Do you know that scene in the Wedding Singer where Drew Barrymore cried because her name was set to be Julia Goulia? That’s this show, but also not, but kinda?

And Attention all people participating in the Variety Show, this includes both actors and stage crew, we have our first Dress Rehearsal today after school. The tech rehearsal starts at 3:45, so you MUST be in the Aud and ready to start at 3:45.

Tuesday, November 30

Guidance

Grade 12 students, do you have questions about Colleges, Universities or Scholarships? Stop by our Guidance Drop-In on Wed Dec 1 in Room 153 to get your questions answered. Drop in begins at 11:50 am. Please eat your lunch first.

Rubik’s Cube Club

Did you hear about the book about Rubik’s cubes? I’ve heard it’s full of twists and turns! Have you ever wondered if you could solve a Rubik’s cube? Do you already know how but just want to get faster? If so, you’re in luck. 

The BRAND NEW GCVI Rubik’s cube club will have their first meeting Wednesday at 11:45 in Room 212, and all skill levels are encouraged to join, especially if you don’t know how to solve one. Be sure to join the Google Classroom using the class code 52ztaay

Owning a cube is not required to join as there will be extras, but bring your own if you have one. That’s room 212 on Wednesday at 11:45, be there or be square.

Music Council

Attention people interested in coming on the trip! We have a rehearsal this week Wednesday after school. Please attend! If you have ANY questions email Emma at [email protected] Thanks!!

Beyond Computer Theory Club

Computer Science Contest preparation club is BACK! After a long wait due to exams and the Quadmester change, we are meeting up this Wednesday, December the 1st in room 53 during lunch at 11:50. We hope to see you there!

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you all that IB Year 1/OSSD Grade 11 tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is running throughout the entire year. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses (whether that’s French, Math, English, Science, etc.), you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.

We’re solely focused on helping students with their IB preparatory/Grade 9 & 10 courses, and facilitating their success. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Monday, November 29

Art Club

Attention Art Students from Quad 1!  If you have not picked up your artwork from Quadmester 1… and you would like your artwork back…please pick it up in Rm. 16.

Grad Clothing

Grads – listen up! Did you order Grad Clothing??? If so … it is in! If you want your clothing ASAP, you can pick it up TODAY (Monday) at lunch OR right after school in Room 204. If you are unavailable to pick up today, no worries – it will make it to your first period teacher sometime this week.

French Conversation Club

Do you want to improve on your French? Do you enjoy playing games and chatting with friends? If so, come to the French Conversation Club, today (Monday the 29th) in room 254 at 11:50 after you have eaten your lunch!  See you there!

Variety Show

GCVI, do you have plans this Friday? Well now you do! This Friday at 4:30 on the GCVI Drama YouTube channel we’re livestreaming our fifth variety show, Variety Show 5: The Variety Strikes Back. We have 10 different shows written, directed and acted in by GCVI students. If you’re interested, stay tuned in the coming days for some teasers about the shows.

Music Council

Attention people interested in coming on the trip! We have a rehearsal this week Wednesday after school. Please attend! If you have ANY questions email Emma at [email protected] Thanks!!

Rubik’s Cube Club

Did you hear about the book about Rubik’s cubes? I’ve heard it’s full of twists and turns! Have you ever wondered if you could solve a Rubik’s cube? Do you already know how but just want to get faster? If so, you’re in luck. 

The BRAND NEW GCVI Rubik’s cube club will have their first meeting Wednesday at 11:45 in Room 212, and all skill levels are encouraged to join, especially if you don’t know how to solve one. Be sure to join the Google Classroom using the class code 52ztaay (repeat). 

Owning a cube is not required to join as there will be extras, but bring your own if you have one. That’s room 212 on Wednesday at 11:45, be there or be square.

Better Read Book Club

Attention Better Read Book Club members! If you read From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle, then join us for a meeting on December 1st- that’s this Wednesday- in room 204 at 11:50. We hope to see you then!

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Thursday, November 25

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Art

Attention Art Students from Quad 1!  If you have not picked up your artwork from Quadmester 1… and you would like your artwork back…please pick it up in Rm. 16.

Rubik’s Cube Club

Did you hear about the book about Rubik’s cubes? I’ve heard it’s full of twists and turns! 

Have you ever wondered if you could solve a Rubik’s cube? Do you already know how but just want to get faster? If so, you’re in luck. 

The BRAND NEW GCVI Rubik’s cube club will have their first meeting Wednesday at 11:45 in Room 212, and all skill levels are encouraged to join, especially if you don’t know how to solve one. 

Be sure to join the Google Classroom using the class code 52ztaayOwning a cube is not required to join as there will be extras, but bring your own if you have one. 

DECA

DECA is meeting today in room 153 at 11:45. See you there!

Wednesday, November 24

Senior Girls Basketball

The Gaels Senior Girls basketball team continued their winning ways last night beating Ross 50-33. The Gaels were led in scoring by Nyssa Matthews with 17 points, Acadia Tremain with 12 and Tishan Delfinado with 9. Strong contributions from Eve Elford and Farestha Khan. The Gaels face Centennial next Tuesday in a battle of the only remaining undefeated teams.

Jr Girls Basketball

Won a tough game against Ross Royals last night, final score 39-35. Coach says they played so hard that practice is cancelled tonight, but there is a quick meeting in room 256 at the start of lunch. Be there if you can!

Senior Boy’s Volleyball

Your Sr. Boys Volleyball team played a hard fought match against Ross in hostile territory. Your Gaels dug deep and came through with a 5 set, come from behind win. An offensive display from Cameron Chin made sure to secure the win for your Gaels. The boys play Centre Wellington on Thursday.

DECA

Hey DECA members! Don’t forget we have a meeting this Thursday in room 153 at 11:45. See you there!

Improv!

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

Computer Science Contest Preparation Club

Due to the unavailability of a classroom, today’s computer science contest preparation meeting has been postponed until Wednesday of next week. See you next week!

Music

The Drumline rehearsal today has been cancelled. Practices will resume next week!

Attention music students, this ones for you. For all of those who filled out the form, be sure to come to the weekly Wednesday rehearsals being held in the music room after school until 4:30 (STARTING TODAY). Be sure to check the google classroom for more details.

Tuesday, November 23

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you all that IB Year 1/OSSD Grade 11 tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is running throughout the entire year. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses (whether that’s French, Math, English, Science, etc.), you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.

We’re solely focused on helping students with their IB preparatory/Grade 9 & 10 courses, and facilitating their success. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Are you Missing a Water Bottle?

Are you thirsty? Wondering where your favourite water bottle went to? Well, the Phys. Ed department may have it! Come down to the office before the end of the day on Thursday. All water bottles will be donated or disposed of after this day.

Better Read Book Club

This is a reminder for members of the Better Read Book Club who read Indians on Vacation. The meeting for this book will be tomorrow, Wednesday, November 24th, in room 204 at 11:50. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

12 Holly Days!

Townhallers Old and Townhallers New, your moment has arrived! With the winter festivities of the 12 Holly Days approaching, Senate needs you once more.

Our very first meeting will be TODAY Nov 23rd at 11:45. We are working on having 2 rooms ready to accommodate numbers and we’ll announce those room numbers tomorrow. Can’t wait to see all of your faces in person to once again build school spirit! If you haven’t yet joined Townhall, our class code is 5wrrnsb and that’s a great place to start. 

Monday, November 22

Music

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

There is also a Sr Band clarinet section rehearsal Tuesday morning in the music room.

Debate Club

Hey debaters! Debate is happening after school TODAY in the library. Again that’s today in the library. New members are always welcome!

Peer Tutoring

Hey Grade 9s and 10s! We wanted to remind you all that IB Year 1/OSSD Grade 11 tutoring for Grade 9 and 10 students is running throughout the entire year. If you’re having trouble in any of your courses (whether that’s French, Math, English, Science, etc.), you’re in luck! IB Year 1/ OSSD Grade 11 Tutoring Support is a student-initiated tutoring program where you can get personal one-on-one tutoring from our experienced Year 1s/Grade 11s.

We’re solely focused on helping students with their IB preparatory/Grade 9 & 10 courses, and facilitating their success. If you’re interested or have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Are you Missing a Water Bottle?

Are you thirsty? Wondering where your favourite water bottle went to? Well, the Phys. Ed department may have it! Come down to the office before the end of the day on Thursday. All water bottles will be donated or disposed of after this day.

Better Read Book Club

This is a reminder for members of the Better Read Book Club who read Indians on Vacation. The meeting for this book will be this Wednesday, November 24th, in room 204 at 11:50. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

12 Holly Days!

Townhallers Old and Townhallers New, your moment has arrived! With the winter festivities of the 12 Holly Days approaching, Senate needs you once more.

Our very first meeting will be Tues Nov 23rd at 11:45. We are working on having 2 rooms ready to accommodate numbers and we’ll announce those room numbers tomorrow. Can’t wait to see all of your faces in person to once again build school spirit! If you haven’t yet joined Townhall, our class code is 5wrrnsb and that’s a great place to start. Again 5wrrnsb and 11:45 at lunch on Tuesday.

White Pine Club

Hey White Piners! We’re going to have a quick info meeting one day next week at lunch. Please take a look at the note on Classroom and let Ms. Reed know what day works best for you. (And if you’re interested but you haven’t joined yet, SIGN UP – there are signs all over the school with the code! We’d love to see you there!)

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Library

Some notes from your friends in the Library Learning Commons!

  1. Welcome to quad 2! If you still have TEXTBOOKS you signed out from the library in quad 1, we need them back for new classes to use! Please drop them in the bins in the foyer of the library.
  2. While you’re in the foyer dropping off your textbooks, don’t forget to pick up a BOOK BINGO card. Read books from our library, fill it out, and bring it back for a cool prize!
  3. And ALSO while you’re at that table picking up your Book Bingo card, pick up a tracking sheet for the White Pine book club. Still time to join.

Friday, November 19

Senior Girls Basketball

The Gaels Senior Girls basketball team hit the half century mark for the second game in a row taking their record to 2-0. Tuesday, the Gaels beat Lourdes 50-27 and last night they took down Orangeville 50-28. The Gaels were led in scoring both games by Acadia Tremain with 17 and 15 points, Nicole Carbone hit for 11 and 9, while Nyssa Matthews scored 7 and 11. Great all around effort by the Gaels at both ends of the court.

Senior Boys Volleyball

Your Sr Boys Volleyball team continued their hot start of the season with 3-0 win at ODSS. The boys persevered through some tough moments to earn the win. It was a true team win!

Junior Girls Basketball

Jr Girls won a tough game vs ODSS 45-31, Go Gaels!

Stage Crew

Hey Stage Crew! We are meeting today at 11:50 on the stage side of the auditorium. We will be assigning people their jobs for the upcoming Variety Show, so if you filled out that form on the classroom make sure you’re there. If you can’t make it be sure to check the classroom to stay up to date on everything. See all of you at lunch!

Music

Attention Motown band and String Ensemble members, rehearsal is CANCELLED for today. 

Chamber Choir

There is a rehearsal today in the Music Rm after school until 4:30pm.

Japanese Club

Japanese Club TODAY in Rm 253 at 11:50. If you haven’t joined and would like to, feel free to join our Google Classroom. The code is mxltqzh.

Ping Pong Club

With the beginning of the new Quadmester, are you looking for things to try out? Ping Pong Club starts TODAY! Come to an introductory meeting on today at 11:50 in room 155. Join our classroom with the code fogzgqh. This is the perfect place for you to unwind after a full week of school, hang out with your friends, while staying active at the same time. This club is beginner friendly and we hope to see you there!

White Pine Book Club

Hey White Piners! We’re going to have a quick info meeting one day next week at lunch. Please take a look at the note on Classroom and let Ms. Reed know what day works best for you. (And if you’re interested but you haven’t joined yet, SIGN UP – there are signs all over the school with the code! We’d love to see you there!)

Teens Learn to Drive

Wear bright colours at night to be seen.

Transgender Day of Remembrance-November 20th

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is internationally recognized on November 20th every year. This day was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises awareness of hate crimes against Transgender people; it is a day to publicly mourn and honour the lives of the members of our community who might otherwise be forgotten. We express love and respect for everyone in the face of public indifference and hatred.

TDOR gives our allies a chance to step forward and stand vigil. Memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

If you, or someone that you know would benefit from support in exploring their gender identity, please know that the LGBTQS2+ Youthline is a great place to connect. Youthline.ca or 1-800-268-9688

Thursday, November 18

Junior Girls Basketball

Jr. Girls won their first game against Lourdes by 27 on Tuesday and face off against ODSS tonight (Thursday) at 330. And if their teachers would be extra kind, they would love to get out of their afternoon classes 10min early to get changed and set up!

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that DECA is meeting today in room 153 at 11:45. See you there!

Music

Attention jazz band members! Like yesterday, please come to the music room at the beginning of lunch to prepare for your rehearsal.

A reminder to choir members to come to the music room at 11:55 to prepare for your rehearsal for the second half of lunch.

On Thursday after school in the cafeteria, GCVI Music welcomes award winning conductor and educator David Lum to our school for a special workshop with the Sr Symphonic Band. All band members are reminded to come to the music room immediately after school on Thursday to start setting up.

Mandarin Club

Mandarin is the most spoken language across the world with 1.12 million speakers. With 5,000 years of history, Chinese culture and language should be on your must-try-list! As we are moving into Quad 2, the Mandarin Club is adding new activities and events onto its calendar. Come and learn about the beauty of Chinese characters and songs; explore Chinese culture and costumes; watch movies and enjoy Chinese food and treats; try calligraphy; and practice Mandarin speaking skill with friends!

Come to room 204 at 11:50 today and we will start off this Quad with the beautiful history of Chinese characters! The Mandarin Club will be meeting every Thursday at lunch – more fun activities are waiting for you to come! Don’t miss the chance, come and join us today we can’t wait to see you there!

Japanese Club

There will be a Japanese Club tomorrow (only for those who picked Friday)in Rm 253 at 11:50. If you haven’t joined and would like to, feel free to join our Google Classroom. The code is mxltqzh. See you tomorrow!

Ping Pong Club

With the beginning of the new Quadmester, are you looking for things to try out? Ping Pong Club starts this week! Come to an introductory meeting on Friday, November 19th at 11:50 in room 155. Join our classroom with the code fogzgqh. This is the perfect place for you to unwind after a full week of school, hang out with your friends, while staying active at the same time. This club is beginner friendly and we hope to see you there!

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Wednesday, November 17

Senior Boy’s Volleyball

Your Sr. Boys Volleyball team started their D-10 season with a convincing 3-0 win over Our Lady of Lourdes. A Strong Serving run from Hudson B. gave GC the momentum they needed to win in Straight Sets. The boys are off to Orangeville for their game on Thursday.

Improv!

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

Music

A reminder for all jazz band members to come to the music room at the beginning of lunch to prepare for your rehearsal! 

Attention Drumline Members! Like yesterday, please come to the Music Rm at 11:50 to prepare for your rehearsal.

This week GCVI Music will be welcoming our first guest clinicians of the year. On Wednesday after school Juno award winning jazz drummer and composer Ernesto Cervini will be at the school to work with the stage band. All stage band members are reminded to come to the Music Rm. right at 3:00pm on Wednesday to start setting up for the workshop.

On Thursday after school in the Cafeteria, GCVI Music welcomes award winning conductor and educator David Lum to our school for a special workshop with the Sr Symphonic Band. All band members are reminder to come to the music room immediately after school on Thursday to start setting up.

DECA

Hey DECA members! For those of you participating in the Lang Business Competition today, we are meeting in Rm. 153 at 3:15 instead of the Aud. Just a reminder that the Lang Business Competition is still open to any members who would like to participate. Also, from now on our new meeting spot is in Rm. 153 so our Thursday meetings will be in Rm. 153 at 11:45 from now on. Hope to see you on Wednesday and Thursday!

Mandarin Club

Mandarin is the most spoken language across the world with 1.12 million speakers. With 5,000 years of history, Chinese culture and language should be on your must-try-list! As we are moving into Quad 2, the Mandarin Club is adding new activities and events onto its calendar. Come and learn about the beauty of Chinese characters and songs; explore Chinese culture and costumes; watch movies and enjoy Chinese food and treats; try calligraphy; and practice Mandarin speaking skill with friends!

Come to room 204 at 11:50 on this Thursday and we will start off this Quad with the beautiful history of Chinese characters! The Mandarin Club will be meeting every Thursday at lunch – more fun activities are waiting for you to come! Don’t miss the chance, come and join us this Thursday, we can’t wait to see you there!

HOSA

Reminder that there is a meeting today in Rm. 155  starting at 11:45. We’ll be going over tips for the FLC. See you there!

Library

Some notes from your friends in the Library Learning Commons!

  1. Welcome to quad 2! If you still have TEXTBOOKS you signed out from the library in quad 1, we need them back for new classes to use! Please drop them in the bins in the foyer of the library.
  2. While you’re in the foyer dropping off your textbooks, don’t forget to pick up a BOOK BINGO card. Read books from our library, fill it out, and bring it back for a cool prize!
  3. And ALSO while you’re at that table picking up your Book Bingo card, pick up a tracking sheet for the White Pine book club. Still time to join.

Tuesday, November 16

Guidance

Volunteer as a Snow Angel! It’s a great way to keep active during the winter months, enjoy the fresh winter air and can be done as an individual, as a family or with a friend. Grab your shovel, warm your heart and help a neighbor as a Snow Angel. Visit the Community Involvement Page on the GCVI Guidance website for more details.

DECA

Attention all DECA members! For all of you who filled out the google form and decided to participate in the Lang business challenge don’t forget that the introductory meeting is this Wednesday in the Aud at 3:15 pm. If you want to compete in the challenge then you must attend Wednesday’s meeting. On top of that we are still meeting Thursday in the Aud at 11:45 as well.  Hope to see you on Wednesday and Thursday!

Ping Pong

With the beginning of the new Quadmester; are you looking for new things to try out? Ping Pong Club is starting this week. Come to an introductory meeting on Friday, November 19th at 11:50 in Rm 153. This is the perfect place for you to unwind after a full week of school, hang out with your friends, while staying active at the same time. This club is beginner friendly and we hope to see you there!

Music

This week GCVI Music will be welcoming our first guest clinicians of the year. On Wednesday after school Juno award winning jazz drummer and composer Ernesto Cervini will be at the school to work with the stage band. All stage band members are reminded to come to the music right at 3:00pm on Wednesday to start setting up for the workshop.

Attention students involved in bands and choir! Please fill out the form that was posted on classrooms a few days ago and keep and eye out for announcements regarding our rehearsals this week. Thank you!

A reminder for all choir members to meet in the music room at the beginning for lunch to prepare for your rehearsal! Check the classroom if you’re confused.

A reminder for all drumline members to come to the music room at 11:50 to prepare for your rehearsal today.

Reminder that there is a String Ensemble practice today at lunch in the music room and there is a Sr. Band practice today after school in the cafeteria.

Monday, November 15

Library

Some notes from your friends in the Library Learning Commons!

  1. Welcome to quad 2! If you still have TEXTBOOKS you signed out from the library in quad 1, we need them back for new classes to use! Please drop them in the bins in the foyer of the library.
  2. While you’re in the foyer dropping off your textbooks, don’t forget to pick up a BOOK BINGO card. Read books from our library, fill it out, and bring it back for a cool prize!
  3. And ALSO while you’re at that table picking up your Book Bingo card, pick up a tracking sheet for the White Pine book club. Still time to join.

And… “ABR” — “Always Be Reading”

Music Council

Attention students involved in bands and choir! Please fill out the form that was posted on classrooms a few days ago and keep and eye out for announcements regarding our rehearsals this week. Thank you!

Music

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

Basketball Scorekeeper

Anyone interested in whelping score keep Jr. or Sr. Girls basketball games, please see Mr. Waterfield in the Phys. Ed. office. Games start this week on Tuesday and Thursday after school.

Also a reminder that no spectators are allowed in these games.

Better Read Book Club

Are you a reader? Are you interested in Indigenous voices, stories and authors? If so, come join us for November at the Better Read (red) Book Club! One of our books this month follows an elderly Indigenous couple searching for a family heirloom while vacationing. If you’re looking for a book that explores the many issues affecting Indigenous communities, we will also be reading the memoir of Jesse Thistle, a Métis man whose story is described as both “heart warming and heart wrenching”. If we’ve piqued your interest, join our google classroom with code grks5bj or follow us on Instagram @gcvireads.

Build a Dream Expo

Tomorrow, November 16, from 6pm-8:30pm, Build a Dream in partnership with the UGDSB is presenting a career exploration expo for young women in grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians. The free online event will highlight opportunities and explore careers in the Skilled Trades, STEM, Emergency Response, Entrepreneurship, & Leadership. 

School representatives will also highlight school programs such as OYAP, Co-Op, and SHSM.

This expo is an opportunity for families to learn about the many in-demand careers available and how to connect the different stages of a career plan. Information for students/families is posted on the board website.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Wednesday, November 10

Music

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

DECA

Hey Gaels! Just a reminder that DECA won’t be meeting this Thursday since we won’t be at school on Thursday and Friday. See you all next quadmester!

Beyond Computer Theory Club

The Waterloo computer science contest preparation club (Beyond Computer Theory) is not running this Wednesday due to exams.

Library

Hey Gaels! It’s that time of year again where you need to return your textbooks to the Library. If you checked out a textbook from the library this Quadmester, please return it this week.  Bins are placed in the Library foyer for books to be dropped off. If you have any questions please ask Ms. Wilken or Ms. MacGillivary.

Career Exploration Expo

On November 16, from 6pm-8:30pm, Build a Dream in partnership with the UGDSB is presenting a Career Exploration Expo for young women in grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians. The free online event will highlight opportunities and explore careers in the Skilled Trades, STEM, Emergency Response, Entrepreneurship, & Leadership. 

School representatives will also highlight school programs such as OYAP, Co-Op, and SHSM.

This expo is an opportunity for families to learn about the many in-demand careers available and how to connect the different stages of a career plan. Information for students/families is posted on the board website.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The BSUA is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Better Read Book Club

Hey there Gaels! Are you a reader? Are you interested in Indigenous voices, stories and authors? If so, come join us for November at the Better Read Book Club! One of our books this month follows an elderly Indigenous couple searching for a family heirloom while vacationing. If you’re looking for a book that explores the many issues affecting Indigenous communities, we will also be reading the memoir of Jesse Thistle, a Métis man whose story is described as both “heart warming and heart wrenching”. If we’ve piqued your interest, join our google classroom with code grks5bj or follow us on Instagram @gcvireads.

Tuesday, November 9

Music

Reminder that there is a String Ensemble rehearsal today at lunch in the music room and a Senior Band rehearsal after school in the cafeteria.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer as a Snow Angel! It’s a great way to keep active during the winter months, enjoy the fresh winter air and can be done as an individual, as a family or with a friend. Grab your shovel, warm your heart and help a neighbor as a Snow Angel. Visit the Community Involvement Page on the GCVI Guidance website for more details.

GCVI Muslim Student Club

We are pleased to announce that the GCVI Muslim Student Club has been initiated. The main goals of this club are to provide an inclusive environment where Muslim students feel safe to practice their religion, to help inform the surrounding community about the true meaning of Islam, and to banish misconceptions. The club aims to provide a welcoming ambience for both Muslim as well as non-Muslim students. ALL are welcome to join! 

For information about upcoming meetings and Friday morning prayers, please join the classroom for more information. The code to join is 06svhmt.

Stage Crew

Attention all Stage Crew members, there is no meeting this week but we do have an important announcement for you if you’re interested in helping out with the Variety Show. A google form has been posted on the classroom for you to fill out with your preferred roles. This form will be used to decide who will be doing what in the Variety Show so if you do not fill it out you will not be considered for a role.

It is highly suggested you check out the announcement to see what roles there are, you might find something interesting you’d never thought of doing before. There are two different ones on the classroom, so make sure you FILL OUT THE RIGHT FORM. If you are not already on the classroom the code is ht33jgj.

Better Read Book Club

Hey there Gaels! Are you a reader? Are you interested in Indigenous voices, stories and authors? If so, come join us for November at the Better Read (red) Book Club! One of our books this month follows an elderly Indigenous couple searching for a family heirloom while vacationing.

If you’re looking for a book that explores the many issues affecting Indigenous communities, we will also be reading the memoir of Jesse Thistle, a Métis man whose story is described as both “heart warming and heart wrenching”. If we’ve piqued your interest, join our google classroom with code grks5bj or follow us on Instagram @gcvireads.

Library

Hey Gaels! It’s that time of year again where you need to return your textbooks to the Library. If you checked out a textbook from the library this Quadmester; please return it this week.  Bins are placed in the Library foyer for books to be dropped off. If you have any questions please ask Ms. Wilken or Ms. MacGillivary.

Grad Photos

Grad portraits are happening at GCVI from Nov. 15-19. That is the first week of Quad 2. Grads must sign up online for their Grad portrait session. All info is in an email sent to your ugcloud.ca account. Sittings are 70% filled and going fast. If you want a final formal Grad Portrait sitting, sign up online now using info provided in your ugcloud email.

Monday, November 8

GCVI RISE

Between the years of 1914 to 1918 and again in 1939 to 1945, the world found itself at war. Wars like humanity had never before fought. Canada and its Allies responded to the call to action. Thousands of Indigenous men and women volunteered alongside Canada’s Armed Forces. First Nations, Metis and Inuit were highly valued as fighters, scouts, snipers, and code talkers as well as joining the efforts in the war at sea and the war in the air.

Indigenous volunteers were awarded over 50 medals of bravery for their actions during these wars. Indigenous communities also contributed to the war efforts on the homefront during both world wars. Indigenous men and women fought alongside Canada in the Korean War, the War in Afghanistan and in NATO and UN missions.

When Indigenous soldiers returned from war, their fighting was not done. They were not given the same veteran’s benefits as non-Indigenous soldiers – They were given less. Reserve lands were taken away to give to non-Indigenous veterans. Status Indians had their status taken away because they had volunteered. Canada did not acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous veterans with an official memorial until 2001. 

November 11th is Remembrance Day for Canada. Today we recognize November 8th as Indigenous Veteran’s Day.  We honour the contributions, skills, and sacrifices of all Indigenous people across Turtle Island.

Music

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

Grad Photos

Grad portraits are happening at GCVI from Nov. 15-19. That is the first week of Quad 2. Grads must sign up online for their Grad portrait session. All info is in an email sent to your ugcloud.ca account. Sittings are 70% filled and going fast. If you want a final formal Grad Portrait sitting, sign up online now using info provided in your ugcloud email.

Football

The Gaels football team played against Bishop Mac in the quarter finals Friday night. The game was a close fought battle with the score being 3-0 for BMAC at half.  Despite the incredible effort and determination the Gaels unfortunately came up short.  The two words that best describe the 2021 team is Family and Toughness.

They stuck together all season, supporting each other as they dealt with injuries and inexperience.  The following veterans will be missed:  Keyon Robinson, Jacob Henning, Carter Robinson, Jesse Garvin, Maxim Lazovic, Stefan Lazovic, Rabbi Mufuele, Tarik Pacha, Markos Menjivar-Gomez and Zander Blondin.

Thank you for your commitment and leadership. And thank you to the entire team for representing the green and white with pride and class.

Library

Hey Gaels! It’s that time of year again where you need to return your textbooks to the Library. If you checked out a textbook from the library this Quadmester, please return it this week.  Bins are placed in the Library foyer for books to be dropped off. If you have any questions please ask Ms. Wilken or Ms. MacGillivary.

Career Exploration Expo

On November 16, from 6pm-8:30pm, Build a Dream in partnership with the UGDSB is presenting a Career Exploration Expo for young women in grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians. The free online event will highlight opportunities and explore careers in the Skilled Trades, STEM, Emergency Response, Entrepreneurship, & Leadership. 

School representatives will also highlight school programs such as OYAP, Co-Op, and SHSM.

This expo is an opportunity for families to learn about the many in-demand careers available and how to connect the different stages of a career plan. Information for students/families is posted on the board website.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The BSUA is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Better Read Book Club

Hey there Gaels! Are you a reader? Are you interested in Indigenous voices, stories and authors? If so, come join us for November at the Better Read Book Club! One of our books this month follows an elderly Indigenous couple searching for a family heirloom while vacationing. If you’re looking for a book that explores the many issues affecting Indigenous communities, we will also be reading the memoir of Jesse Thistle, a Métis man whose story is described as both “heart warming and heart wrenching”. If we’ve piqued your interest, join our google classroom with code grks5bj or follow us on Instagram @gcvireads

Beyond Computer Theory Club

The Waterloo computer science contest preparation club (Beyond Computer Theory) is not running this Wednesday due to exams.

Friday, November 5

D-Stress

Are you procrastinating studying for exams? Do you need a supportive atmosphere to encourage you to get to work? Come join D-Stress club today to learn about some useful ways to wind down and sustain your mental health throughout these stressful times. Everyone is welcome! See you today, beginning at 11:45, in room 54!

Stage Crew

Attention Stage Crew, there is a meeting today at 11:50 on the stage side of the Aud. Make sure you eat before you come, see you there.

Teens Learn to Drive

Wear a reflector at night to be seen.

GCVI Spirit Wear

Are you looking for some fashionable, functional and affordable clothing to wear as the cold weather rolls in? If so, you’re in luck because GCVI spirit wear is having a blitz sale right now! Visit www.SchoolWear.ca/GCV or check out one of the posters around the school for more information.

Thursday, November 4

Co-Op

If you are a grade 12 student with co-op in Semester 2, or you have spares in your timetable for Semester 2, this information is for you. Opportunities to take courses at local colleges tuition-free are available in the following areas:

Construction, Culinary, Transportation, Welding, Canadian Criminal Justice System/Security, Cyberpsychology & Criminology, Early Childhood Education, Digital Imaging, Business Communication, and Police Career Preparation. Again, you do need to be in Grade 12 and  have space in your timetable to take these classes.

See Ms. McCusker in the Co-op office, Room 210, today at lunch for details.

DECA

Hey Gaels, sorry for the mix up yesterday, DECA will be meeting today in the auditorium at 11:45. See you all there.

Career Exploration Expo

On November 16, from 6pm-8:30pm, Build a Dream in partnership with the UGDSB is presenting a Career Exploration Expo for young women in grades 7 to 12 and their parents/guardians. The free online event will highlight opportunities and explore careers in the Skilled Trades, STEM, Emergency Response, Entrepreneurship, & Leadership. 

School representatives will also highlight school programs such as OYAP, Co-Op, and SHSM.

This expo is an opportunity for families to learn about the many in-demand careers available and how to connect the different stages of a career plan. Information for students/families is posted on the board website.

GSA

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

Wednesday, November 3

Improv!

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

GSA

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

Senior Boys Volleyball

Thursday, November 4th at 7AM will be the last open tryout for Senior Boys Volleyball. If you cannot attend come and see Mr. Dow in the Phys Ed office.

DECA

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

Science Olympics

What did the chemistry teacher say when he heard Oxygen and Magnesium were late for class? .. OMG

Join us for the science Olympics today in room 1. Eat first! See you at 11:50

Music

Reminder that there is a special drumline workshop today after school in the music room. All drumline members are asked to come to the music room at the end of the day to start setting up.

Grad Clothing

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

Spirit Wear

Are you looking for some fashionable, functional and affordable clothing to wear as the cold weather rolls in? If so, you’re in luck because GCVI spirit wear is having a blitz sale right now! Visit www.SchoolWear.ca/GCV or check out one of the posters around the school for more information.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Tuesday, November 2

Diploma Pick Up

All June 2021 Graduates-If you did not attend Commencement, please come to the office at lunch or after school to pick up your diploma!

SHSM

Attention all grade 12 students, if you’re interested in graduating with a SHSM diploma please contact Mr. Crabbe at [email protected] or through google chat by November 5th.  Please indicate what economic area or subjects you’re are interested in. For example, Business or Construction.  You must have completed at least one two credit co-op or are in the process of taking co-op this year.  Online training will begin in second quad.

Music

A few reminders from Music:

There is a string ensemble today at lunch in the music room. 

There is a Sr Band practice today after school in the cafeteria.

There will be a special drumline workshop Wednesday after school with our drumline clinician Rich Burrows

D-Stress Club

Are you procrastinating studying for exams? Do you need a supportive atmosphere to encourage you to get to work? Come join D-Stress club this Friday to learn about some useful ways to wind down and sustain your mental health throughout these stressful times. Everyone is welcome! See you in room 54 this Friday!

Variety Show

Are you interested in acting in GCVI’s Fourth Annual Variety Show? If so, come down to the Auditorium after school today for auditions. We have a limited amount of space in the auditorium so it will be first come first serve for auditions. If you cannot audition tonight we will have additional times later in the week. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great chance to get some drama experience.

Post-Secondary Information Sessions

Here’s what’s up for this week’s post-secondary information sessions!

Tues Nov 25 pm UBC 

Wed Nov 34 pm Trent, 5 pm OCAD 

Thurs Nov 44 pm Ryerson 

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

Now is the time to do your research! Learn about programs, the campus and residence life before your make your decision. Talk to reps and you might discover a program that’s perfect for you. There are so many great opportunities out there!

Grad Clothing

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

Spirit Wear

Are you looking for some fashionable, functional and affordable clothing to wear as the cold weather rolls in? If so, you’re in luck because GCVI spirit wear is having a blitz sale right now! Visit www.SchoolWear.ca/GCV or check out one of the posters around the school for more information.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Monday, November 1

Diploma Pick Up

All June 2021 Graduates-If you did not attend Commencement, please come to the office at lunch or after school to pick up your diploma!

Grad Clothing

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

Spirit Wear

Are you looking for some fashionable, functional and affordable clothing to wear as the cold weather rolls in? If so, you’re in luck because GCVI spirit wear is having a blitz sale right now! Visit www.SchoolWear.ca/GCV or check out one of the posters around the school for more information.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The Black Student Union and Alliance is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya by December 17.  Email:  [email protected]    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t-shirt with their design on it! Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Art Club

Attention all art kids! Art club meetings are now in person! Starting November 1st, we will be meeting on Mondays at 11:50 in the library. Eat first, and then come on down to play some art games, learn about art, and just generally have a good time. See you there!

Variety Show

Are you interested in acting in GCVI’s fourth annual variety show? If so, come down to the Auditorium after school today for auditions. We have a limited amount of space in the auditorium so it will be first come first serve for auditions. If you cannot audition tonight we will have additional times later in the week. Everyone is welcome and it’s a great chance to get some drama experience.

Origami Club

There will be an Origami meeting today at lunch. We will meet at 11:50am in Room 54. New members are always welcome and we hope to see you there!

SHSM

Attention all grade 12 students, if you’re interested in graduating with a SHSM diploma please contact Mr. Crabbe at [email protected] or through google chat by November 5th.  Please indicate what economic area or subjects you’re are interested in. For example, Business or Construction.  You must have completed at least one two credit co-op or are in the process of taking co-op this year.  Online training will begin in second quad.

Athletic Council

Hey Gaels, Athletic Council is back! If you are interested in becoming an executive member of Athletic Council this year, please apply using the Google Form linked in the @athleticsgcvi Instagram bio. If you have any questions, feel free to DM the @athleticsgcvi Instagram account or send an email to [email protected]

Post-Secondary Information Sessions

Here’s what’s up for this week’s post-secondary information sessions!

Mon Nov 16 pm College Mondays 

Tues Nov 25 pm UBC 

Wed Nov 34 pm Trent, 5 pm OCAD 

Thurs Nov 44 pm Ryerson 

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

Now is the time to do your research! Learn about programs, the campus and residence life before your make your decision. Talk to reps and you might discover a program that’s perfect for you. There are so many great opportunities out there!

Friday, October 29

Do you Ride Your Bike to School?

The police and administration want you to know that unfortunately, there have been bike thefts in Guelph at all schools including GCVI.

The police want to remind anyone who bikes to school to be sure to purchase a lock that cannot be cut through.

Also, it is recommended that you record the make, model and serial number of your bike in case your bike is ever taken. This way police can match up found bikes with serial numbers and have a better chance of getting the bike back to you.

Fall Indoor Sports Tryouts

Anyone who is interested in participating/trying out for Girls Basketball; there will be an important but brief meeting in Rm 203 at noon today.

Any Boys interested in trying out for Boys Volleyball, please meet in the main gym at the start of lunch for more info.

D-Stress Club

Push your worry about upcoming exams aside. D-Stress club is painting mini pumpkins and talking about mindfulness today.  Come join us in room 54. We’ll also have a Halloween tv show playing. See you there!

Chamber Choir

Attention all choir members!

This week we’re running things a little differently, so listen up! Today’s rehearsal will require all members to be present at the beginning of the rehearsal. Tenors and basses will be dismissed at 4pm, and sopranos and altos will stay until 4:30 for a sectional rehearsal. Everyone who has been contacted about the acapella choir will also have a meeting in the music room at noon today. That’s all members of the new acapella choir, see you in the music room today at noon.

Stage Crew

Attention Stage Crew members, there will be a meeting today on the stage side of the Aud at 11:50. Make sure you eat before you come as food will not be allowed in the aud. If you did not come out to the first meeting but are interested feel free to come, just make sure you join our classroom with the code ht33jgj.

SHSM

Attention all grade 12 students, if you’re interested in graduating with a SHSM diploma please contact Mr. Crabbe at [email protected] or through google chat by November 5th.  Please indicate what economic area or subjects you’re interested in. For example, Business or Construction.  You must have completed at least one two credit co-op or are in the process of taking co-op this year.  Online training will begin in the second quad.

Thursday, October 28

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

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

DECA

Hey DECA members, remember we have a meeting today at 11:45. We’re still going to meet in the auditorium but once we’re all there we will split up into classrooms. Hope to see you all there 🙂

Music

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

SHSM

Attention all grade 12 students, if you’re interested in graduating with a SHSM diploma please contact Mr. Crabbe at [email protected] or through Google chat by November 5th.  Please indicate what economic area or subjects you’re interested in. For example, Business or Construction.  You must have completed at least one two credit co-op or are in the process of taking co-op this year.  Online training will begin in the second quad.

Black Student Union and Alliance

The BSUA is looking for your designs!  We want you to design an image that represents Black Future Month, held here at GCVI all of February to celebrate Black culture and excellence.  Your design will be displayed on t-shirts for sale for the whole school.  So, get your minds on what Black Future Month means to you and can be, and then send your designs to Atiya at [email protected] by December 17.    

The winner of the contest will receive a Stone Road Mall gift card and a free t shirt with their design on it!

Get your creative and artistic brains working!

Grad Clothing

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

Senate- Halloweek

Halloweek is here Gaels! It’s time to celebrate the end of October.

TODAY we have pumpkin carving happening in outdoor classroom at lunch. We have limited spots, so you need to sign up your team of 4 to reserve a spot. Check out the Senate Instagram or the Senate Classroom to find the link to sign up. Spots are limited to 8 teams, so sign up ASAP is you’re interested and let’s see those carving skills.

TOMORROW, we invite you to dress up…masks, weapons and thoughtfulness…then have some fun.

Wednesday, October 27

Improv!

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

Music

Reminder that there is a Motown Band rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Drumline has been cancelled for this week and will return next week.

GSA

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

Science Olympics

What sound does a sub-atomic duck make? …Quark

Join us for Science Olympics today in room 1. Eat first! See you at 11:50.

Cards for Humanity Club

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

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

D-Stress Club

Exams are right around the corner. Maybe you’re beginning to feel a little nervous? No need to worry, D-Stress Club is here to provide you with some ways to put your mind at ease. This Friday we are painting mini pumpkins and talking about mindfulness. If you would like to paint with us, please fill out the form on our google classroom (code is qugizj6). If not, you can still join us this Friday in room 54, as we’ll have a Halloween tv show playing.

DECA

Hey Gaels, DECA will be meeting this Thursday in the auditorium at 11:45. This week’s meeting is a business crash course from everyone’s favourite Mr. Fleming. If you have no business knowledge this meeting is definitely for you! This meeting is not mandatory but we ask that anyone who has not been put in a group yet should come and drop by to get signed up. That’s this Thursday, auditorium, 11:45 for a business crash course:)

Halloweek-Senate

Halloweek is here, Gaels! It’s time to celebrate the end of October.

TODAY handing out candy on campus morning and lunch…clean up!

On THURSDAY we have pumpkin carving happening in outdoor classroom at lunch. We have limited spots, so you need to sign up your team of 4 to reserve a spot. Check out the Senate Instagram or the Senate Classroom to find the link to sign up. Spots are limited to 8 teams, so sign up ASAP is you’re interested and let’s see those carving skills.

On FRIDAY, we invite you to dress up…masks, weapons and thoughtfulness…then have some fun. It’ll BOO a great time for all.

Hockey

All junior and senior boys interested in GCVI hockey this year. Please remember to attend a brief meeting in room 252 today at the beginning of lunch. The meeting should only take 10 minutes so please be on time.

Any junior and senior girls interested in playing GCVI girls hockey this year. Please attend a brief meeting today in room 252 at 12:00 PM for some more information about hockey this year.  That’s room 252 (Mr. Mullen’s room) at 12:00 PM for information about girls hockey this year.

Drama Council

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to act in a school production, but are not entirely confident in your acting abilities? Are you enthusiastic about acting in a school production and are entirely confident about your acting abilities? Either way, GCVI’s variety show may be for you. Come out to auditions November first or second after school. The rehearsals for individual shows will be at different times, so don’t let availability stop you from auditioning! That’s Monday, November first, and Tuesday, November second after school. We look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, October 26

Library

Hey Gaels, the library will be closed today, October 26th, for a Theory of Knowledge working day. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate any students who are on their spare period. We apologize for the inconvenience.

D Stress Club

Exams are right around the corner. Maybe you’re beginning to feel a little nervous? No need to worry, D-stress club is here to provide you with some ways to put your mind at ease. This Friday we are painting mini pumpkins and talking about mindfulness. If you would like to paint with us, please fill out the form on our google classroom (code is qugizj6). If not, you can still join us this Friday in room 54, as we’ll have a Halloween tv show playing.

Drama Council

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to act in a school production, but are not entirely confident in your acting abilities? Are you enthusiastic about acting in a school production and are entirely confident about your acting abilities? Either way, GCVI’s variety show may be for you. Come out to auditions November first or second after school. The rehearsals for individual shows will be at different times, so don’t let availability stop you from auditioning! That’s Monday, November first, and Tuesday, November second after school. We look forward to seeing you there.

Music

Reminder that there is a Jr Band practice today at lunch in the music. This rehearsal is rescheduled from yesterday. Please come to music as soon as you are done eating.

There is a String Ensemble rehearsal today at lunch in the music studio. 

There is a Sr Band practice today after school in the cafeteria. Band members are reminded to report to the music room immediately after school to start setting up.

Halloweek-Senate

Halloweek is here, Gaels! It’s time to celebrate the end of October.

On WEDNESDAY handing out candy on campus morning and lunch…clean up!

On THURSDAY we have pumpkin carving happening in outdoor classroom at lunch. We have limited spots, so you need to sign up your team of 4 to reserve a spot. Check out the Senate Instagram or the Senate Classroom to find the link to sign up. Spots are limited to 8 teams, so sign up ASAP is you’re interested and let’s see those carving skills.

On FRIDAY, we invite you to dress up…masks, weapons and thoughtfulness…then have some fun.

It’ll BOO a great time for all.

Monday, October 25

Football

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

Post Secondary Pathway Sessions

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

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

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

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

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

Cards for Humanity Club

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

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

Friday, October 22

Dyslexia Awareness Month

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

DECA

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

GCVI Motown Band

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

National Waste Reduction Week

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

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

Grad Clothing

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

Chamber Choir

There is a rehearsal tonight until 4:30.

Thursday, October 21

Dyslexia Awareness Month

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

Cross Country

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music

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

DECA

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

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

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

National Waste Reduction Week

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

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

White Pine Readers Club

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

Grad Clothing

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

Wednesday, October 20

Dyslexia Awareness Month

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

Improv

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

Japanese Club

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

GSA

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

Drama Council

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

Stage Crew

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

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

National Waste Reduction Week

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

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

Science Olympics

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

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

DECA

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

Drumline Rehearsal

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

College and University Sessions

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

Universities are scheduled for the following dates:

Wed Oct 20 Brock

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

White Pine Readers Club

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

Junior Boys Soccer

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

Photo Retake Day-October 21

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

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

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

Tuesday October 19

Social Justice Club

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

Environment- Waste Reduction Week

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

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

Guidance

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

Universities are scheduled for the following dates:

Tues Oct 19 Carleton and McMaster

Wed Oct 20 Brock

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

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

Grad Clothing

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

Dyslexia Awareness Month

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

Field Hockey

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

Cross Country

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

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

Photo Retake Day-October 21

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

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

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

Monday, October 18

Thanksgiving Food Drive Update

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

National Waste Reduction Week

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

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

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

Junior Band

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

Senior Band

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

College and University Information Sessions

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

Universities are scheduled for the following dates:

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

Tues Oct 19 Carleton and McMaster

Wed Oct 20 Brock

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

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

Writer’s Circle

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

Friday, October 15

Varsity Boys Hockey

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

Chamber Choir

There is a rehearsal tonight until 4:30.

D-Stress Club

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

Senior Band

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

Senior Boys Soccer

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

Origami Club

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

Drama Council

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

Thursday, October 14

DECA

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Grades 9 & 10 Tutoring

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

Origami Club

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

Drama Council

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

Wednesday, October 13

Music

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

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

Drama Council

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

HOSA

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

Cross Country

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

DECA

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

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

Jr Boys Soccer

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

Sr. Boys Soccer

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

University Info Sessions Continue This Week

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

York on Wed Oct 13 at 7 – 8 pm

Toronto on Thurs Oct 14 at 6 – 7 pm

Guelph Humber on Thurs Oct 14 at 7 – 8 pm

College Mondays return next week

Tuesday, October 12

Social Justice Club

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

DECA

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

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

Black Student Union and Alliance

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Beyond Computer Theory Club

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

University Info Sessions Continue This Week

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

Dalhousie on Tues Oct 12 at 4 – 5 pm

York on Wed Oct 13 at 7 – 8 pm

Toronto on Thurs Oct 14 at 6 – 7 pm

Guelph Humber on Thurs Oct 14 at 7 – 8 pm

College Mondays return next week

Music

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

Grades 9 & 10 Peer Tutoring

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

Friday, October 8

D-Stress Club

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

Model UN

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

Math Contest

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

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

Thursday, October 7

Beyond Computer Theory Club

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

DECA

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

Tennis Team

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

Math Contest

What do baby parabolas drink? Quadratic formula!

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

Music

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

Boys Hockey

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

Wednesday, October 6

Music

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

Golf Team

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

Improv!

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

Math Department

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

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

DECA

Hey Hey Hey DECA executive!! 

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

Boys Hockey

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

Junior Boys Soccer

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

Senior Boys Soccer

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

Guidance

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

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

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

Writer’s Circle

CAST: MR GOUTHRO, drama teacher, announcements guy

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

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

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

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

D-Stress

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

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

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

Tuesday, October 5

Grade 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

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

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

Boys Hockey

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

Guidance

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

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

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

Writer’s Circle

CAST: MR GOUTHRO, drama teacher, announcements guy

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

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

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

THE END

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

Monday, October 4

Music Council

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

Football

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

HOSA

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

Senate-Thanksgiving Food Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Friday, October 1

D-Stress

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

Social Justice Club

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

Chamber Choir

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

Music Council

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

Senate-Thanksgiving Food Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art Club

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

HOSA

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

Believe Leadership

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

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

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

Thursday, September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

Drama Council

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

DnD Club

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

Believe Leadership

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

Music

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

Choir

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

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

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

Workout Club

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

Art Club

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

HOSA 2021/2022

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

Wednesday, September 29

Improv!

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

Gender-Sexuality Alliance

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

Art Club

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

Newly Combined Science Olympics and Environment Club

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

HOSA 2021/2022

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

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

Choir

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

Music

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

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

Tennis Team

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

Mandarin Club

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

Workout Club

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

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

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

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

Orange Shirt Day

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 28

D&D Club

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

Black Student Union and Alliance

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

Workout Club

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

Boys Soccer

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

Art Club

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

Chess Club

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

Tennis Team

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

Music

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

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Purple Shirt Day

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

Orange Shirt Day

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

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

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

Terry Fox Run

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

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

Monday, September 27

Tennis Team

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

Boys Soccer

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

Music

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

Peer Tutoring Resource

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

Believe Leadership

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

Music Council

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

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

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

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

Friday, September 24

Tennis Team

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

Grades 9 and 10 Peer Tutoring

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

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

Terry Fox Run

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

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

Thursday, September 23

Peer Tutoring Resource

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Terry Fox Run

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

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

Ontario Universities Fair

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

Wednesday, September 22

Terry Fox Run

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

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

Electric Vehicle Team

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

Improv!

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

Guidance

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

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

Tennis Team

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

Boys Soccer

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

Multicultural Club

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

Dance Crew

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

Mandarin Club

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

Chess Club

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

Chamber Choir

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Believe Leadership

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

Better Read Book Club

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

Music Council

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

Tuesday, September 21

GCVI Drama Council

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

Guidance

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

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

Library

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

Peer Tutoring

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

Join us to fill your cup and spread some kindness!

Music

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

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

Debate Club

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

Terry Fox Run

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

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

Monday, September 20

Terry Fox Run

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

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

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

Action on Indigenous Issues in Canada

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

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

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

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

Fitness Club

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

Mandarin Club

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

GCVI Cricket Team

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

Gender Sexuality Alliance

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

Guidance

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

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

Chess Club

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

Debate Club

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

Multicultural Club

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

Music

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

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

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

Chamber Choir

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

Electric Vehicle Team

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

Football

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

Friday, September 17

Chess Club

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

Football

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

Guidance

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

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

Thursday, September 16

Debate Club

Hey Debaters!  

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

Ambassadors

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

Dance Crew

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

Football

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

Music

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

Terry Fox Run

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

Girls Golf Team

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

Wednesday, September 15

Improv!

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

Drumline

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

Chess Club

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

Cross Country Club

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

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

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

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

Photo Day

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

Cricket Team

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

Volunteer Opportunity

Add to your Community Hours!

Car Clean Event!

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

To sign up, contact: [email protected]

Boys Soccer

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

GCVI Electric Vehicle Team

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

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

Better Read Book Club

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

Football

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

Tuesday, September 14

Multicultural Club

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

Photo Day

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

Terry Fox Run

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

Monday, September 13

Football

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

Library

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

Music

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

Drumline

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

Chess Club

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

Friday, September 10

Black Student Union and Alliance

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

Cross Country Club

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

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

Art Club

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

Terry Fox

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

Debate Club

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

Thursday, September 9

Football

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

Golf Team

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

Wednesday, September 8th

Guidance

Hi Gaels! 

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

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

Thank you for your patience while we sort through timetables.

Field Hockey

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

Library

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

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

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

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

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

Improv!

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

Football

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

GCVI Music

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

Tuesday, September 7th 2021

Guidance

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

Library

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

Field Hockey

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

Thursday, June 24

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Thought of the Day

We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.

Tuesday, June 22

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Books and Materials Drop Off

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

Transfer UGCloud Content

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

MADE:UrbanArts

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

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

Thought of the Day

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

Thursday, June 17

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Music Council

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

Transfer UGCloud Content

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

Books and School Materials Drop Off

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

Thought of the Day

Starting string is good, but finishing string is epic.

Tuesday, June 15

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Music Council

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

Spring Awards

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

Thought of the Day

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

Thursday, June 10

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Music Council

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

Post Secondary Questions

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

We hope to see you there!

Thought of the Day

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

Tuesday, June 8

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Thought of the Day

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

Thursday, June 3

Today’s Announcement Video

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

GSA

June is PRIDE month!!!

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

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

Link Crew

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

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

Thanks, everyone!

Thought of the Day

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities

Tuesday, June 1

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Thought of the Day

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

Thursday, May 27

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Ambassadors for 2021/2022

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

Thought of the Day

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

Tuesday, May 25

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Guidance

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

Grad Awards

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

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

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

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

Chess Club

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

Thought of the Day

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

Thursday, May 20

Today’s Announcement Video

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

MADE

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

Guidance

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

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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

Buddist Festival

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

World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

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

Thought of the Day

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

Tuesday, May 18

Today’s Announcement Video

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

MADE: UrbanArts

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

Guidance

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

Thought of the Day

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

Thursday, May 13

Today’s Announcement Video

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

DECA

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

LINK

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

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

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

Library

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

Multicultural Club

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

Tuesday, May 11

Today’s Announcement Video

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

Improv

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

Thursday, May 6

Thursday Announcement Video

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

Social Justice Slideshow

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

Library

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

Improv

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

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

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

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

LINK

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

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

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

Guidance

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

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

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

Scholarships

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

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

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

Chess Club

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

Asian Heritage Month

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

Monday April 6

Volunteer Hours

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

Scholarships

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

Spring Awards Committee

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

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

Senate

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

Thursday, April 1

World Autism Awareness Day

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

Wednesday, March 31

Co-op

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

Animation Art, 

Hairstyling: Colour Theory and Trends, 

Early Childhood Educator: Promoting Health and Safety, 

POLICING: Canadian Criminal Justice Systems, 

PSYCHOLOGY: Applied Psychology for Student Success, 

Animal Care: Animal Anatomy & Physiology

Animal Care: Domestic Animal Science

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

Tuesday, March 30

Guidance

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

Spring Awards Committee

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

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

Believe Leadership

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

Monday, March 29

Spring Awards

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

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

Get out and nominate someone today!

Multicultural Group

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

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

Music Council

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

Friday, March 26

World Epilepsy Day

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

Music Council

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

Spring Awards!

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

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

OR

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

Senate

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

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

Thursday, March 25

World Epilepsy Day

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

Believe Leadership Initiative

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

Spring Awards!

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

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

OR…

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

Get out and nominate a deserving student next week!

Senate

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

Wednesday, March 24

HOSA

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

DECA

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

Volunteer Hours

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

Spring Awards Committee

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

Senate

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 23

Guidance

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

Senate March Classes

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

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

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

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

Monday, March 22

Music Council

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

Multicultural Club

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

World Water Day

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

DECA

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

Senate

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

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

Friday, March 19

World Down Syndrome Day

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

Senate

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

Thursday, March 18

Senate

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

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

Music Council

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

Wednesday, March 17

Co-op

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

Guidance

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

Upcoming events include:

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

Senate

Hello and Happy Wednesday Gaels! 

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

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

Believe Leadership Course

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

Tuesday, March 16

Multicultural Club

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

Monday, March 15

Chess Club

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

Guidance

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

Upcoming events include:

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

The University of Waterloo on Saturday March 20th

The University of Guelph on Saturday March 27th

Friday, March 12

Senate

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

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

Thursday, March 11

Guidance

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

Wednesday, March 10

HOSA

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

Senate

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

Tuesday, March 9

Multicultural Committee

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

Guidance

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

Senate

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

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

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

Monday, March 8

Multicultural Club

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

Music Council

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

DECA

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

Friday, March 5

Senate

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

Multicultural Committee

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

DECA

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

Tuesday, March 2

MADE Applications are Due This Week

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

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

Website: urbanartsguelph.ca

Monday, March 1

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

Friday, February 26

Athletic Council

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

Wednesday, February 24

HOSA

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

Tuesday, February 23

Coldest Night of the Year

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

Model United Nations

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

Co-op

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

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

Summer School Co-op

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

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

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

D Stress Club

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

Wednesday, February 17

Math Study Group

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

D Stress Club

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

White Pine

I READ CANADIAN day is TODAY!!

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

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

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

Chess Club

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

Co-op

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

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

Summer School Co-op

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

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

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

Friday, February 12,

DECA

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

Thursday, February 11

Guidance

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

Coldest Night of the Year

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

Wednesday, February 10

HOSA

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

Tuesday, February 9

Coldest Night of the Year- GCVI Team

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

D-Stress-Club

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

Valentine’s Day- Senate

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

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

Monday, February 8

Library

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

Social Justice

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

Friday, December 18

Senate-HollyDays

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

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

Thursday, December 17

Online Winter Concert

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

Social Justice Club

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

HollyDays

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

DECA

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

Wednesday, December 16

Yearbook

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

Art Club

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

Social Justice Club

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

HOSA

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

HollyDays

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

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

Tuesday, December 15

Music Council

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

Music

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

Social Justice

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

HollyDays

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

Monday, December 14

Music Council

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

Music

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

HollyDays

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

Fundraising

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

Yearbook

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

Friday, December 11

Art Club

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

HollyDays

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

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

Thursday, December 10

Social Justice Club

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

Grad Committee

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

IB Preparatory Program

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

HollyDays

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

Santa Cause

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

Wednesday, December 9

Multicultural Club

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

Social Justice Club

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

Toasty Toes

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

Hollydays

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

Santa Cause

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

Tuesday, December 8

HOSA

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

DECA

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

Random Acts Kindness

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

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

Social Justice Club

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

HollyDays

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

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

Santa Cause

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

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

Monday, December 7

Social Justice

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

Violence Against Women

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Cause

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

HOSA

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

HollyDays

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

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

Yearbook

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

Volunteer Opportunity

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

Grads of 2021

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

Friday, December 4

Social Justice Club

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

Toasty Toes

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

Food Drive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Santa Cause

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

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

Grads of 2021

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

Thursday, December 3

Yearbook

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

Senate- Hollydays

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

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

Santa Cause

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

Toasty Toes

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

Wednesday, December 2

Social Justice Club

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

HOSA

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

Senate

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

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

Tuesday, December 1

Santa Cause

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

Senate

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

Volunteer Opportunity

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

Gradwear

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

Monday, November 30

Multicultural Club

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

Library

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

Toasty Toes

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

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

Social Justice

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

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

Thursday, November 26

Guidance

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

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

Volunteer Opportunity

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

DECA

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

Senate-Santa Cause

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

White Pine Book Club

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

Toasty Toes

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

Wednesday, November 25

White Pine Club

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

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

Toasty Toes

Who is the most famous footwear philosopher? Sockrates

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

Tuesday, November 24

Guidance

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

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

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

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

Toasty Toes

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

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

Monday, November 23

Guidance

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

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

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

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

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

2021 Grads

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

IB Prep Support

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

Music Council

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

Toasty Toes

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

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

Friday, November 20

Senate

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

IB Prep Support

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

HOSA

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

Math Study Group

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

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

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

Grads of 2021

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

Fitness Club

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

Toasty Toes

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

A sock broker.

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

Guidance

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 18

Fitness Club

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

HOSA

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

Senate

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

DECA

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

Toasty Toes

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

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

Monday November 16

Music

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

Senate

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

Toasty Toes

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

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

Wednesday, November 11

Music

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

Tuesday, November 10

Black Student Union and Alliance

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

Social Justice

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

Monday, November 9

Yearbook

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

Guidance

For Mon Nov 9 – Thurs Nov 12 

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

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

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

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

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

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

LINK Crew

Grade nine students! 

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

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

Random Acts

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

Music Council

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

Gaels Spirit Wear

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

Friday, November 6

Link Crew

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

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

Gaels Spirit Wear

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

Thursday, November 5

DECA

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

Wednesday, November 4

Random Acts of Kindness

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

Music Council

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

HOSA

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

Gaels Spirit Wear

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

Tuesday, November 3

Black Student Union and Alliance

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

Monday, November 2

Senate-Town Hall

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

Music

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

Guidance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Random Acts of Kindness Club

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

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

 All are welcome!”

Friday, October 30

String Ensemble

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

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

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

Guidance-Post Secondary Information Session

Attention grade 12 students!

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

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

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

Equity and Inclusion

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

Thursday, October 29

String Ensemble

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

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

Chamber Choir

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

DECA

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

Halloween

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

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

Random Acts of Kindness Club

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

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

Yearbooks

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

Wednesday, October 28

Social Justice

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

Strings Ensemble

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

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

Chamber Choir

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

Tuesday, October 27

Multicultural  Club

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

HOSA

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

Yearbook

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

Monday, October 26

Math Contest

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

Computer Science

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

Senate

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

Halloween

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

Random Acts of Kindness

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

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

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

Friday, October 23

Guidance

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

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

Thursday, October 22

Music

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

Senate

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

Halloween

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

Yearbook

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

Wednesday, October 21

Random Acts of Kindness

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

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

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

Co-op Department

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

Dyslexia Awareness Day

Red shirt day is happening tomorrow Thursday, October 22. Dyslexia is a common disability in learning among children, teenagers and adults alike. Red is similar to read, that is, r-e-a-d, and it pays a special attribute to dyslexia since the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder in the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn how to read. So please remember to wear red on October 22nd, that’s tomorrow to show your support.

Tuesday, October 20

GCVI Computer Science Club

Computer Science Club will be starting on Monday the 26th of October and will consist of weekly presentations on various topics in computer science, discussions, and the occasional guest speaker. It will run on Mondays at 4PM virtually, and presentations should last no longer than half an hour. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. Come join us using the google classroom code:     4katnx4

Guidance

Hey Grade 12 students! If you would like an online information session with a university, please complete the form on the grade 12 Classroom by THURSDAY. These sessions will be held after school hours in October and November.

Tell us your top picks and we’ll do the rest!

Music

Reminder to all Jr. Band members that we have an online rehearsal tonight at 6pm. The link is in the google classroom. Our special guest tonight will be American Composer Danielle Fisher.

Reminder to all Chamber Choir members, the solo audition videos for Helpless are due by tomorrow. If you have not submitted your audition please do it today.

Red Shirt Day- Thursday, October 22

Red shirt day is happening this Thursday. Dyslexia is a common disability in learning among children, teenagers and adults alike. Red is similar to read, that is, r-e-a-d, and it pays a special attribute to dyslexia since the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder in the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn how to read. So remember to wear red on October 22nd to show your support.

Monday October 19

White Pine Book Club

Hey Readers! White Pine Book Club is running again this year! The list of the 10 nominated titles will be announced on Thursday, OCTOBER 15th! If you are interested in reading and talking about books, please join the White Pine Classroom for more information.  Code is nutj6s7.

Co-op Department

Are you interested in a career with the Canadian Armed Forces? Careers in the military include jobs you may not have thought of, such as a Physician’s Assistant, Air Operations Support Technician, Cyber Operator, or a Port Inspection Diver. Completing Basic Training in a military co-op is a good way to start. The time to apply is now. Please make an appointment in Guidance to speak to a co-op teacher about this opportunity, or email Ms. McCusker for details.

CAS – Dyslexia

Red shirt day is happening on Thursday, October 22. Dyslexia is a common disability in learning among children, teenagers and adults alike. Red is similar to read, that is, r-e-a-d, and it pays a special attribute to dyslexia since the teacher’s red pen is a constant reminder in the lack of awareness and support needed for them to learn how to read. So remember to wear red on October 22nd to show your support.

Yearbook

Yearbook needs your masks!!!  Masks with rainbows. Masks with sports teams. Masks that speak to our times. And of course, masks with kittens! This week  come to GCVI wearing your favourite mask and have your friend take a portrait of you  – socially distanced of course. Have them use Portrait Mode if they have it! Submit your photos with the mask wearer’s name and the Subject line “Yearbook” to Mr. Osterberg at [email protected] and get you and your friends in the yearbook!  Teachers, I need your help with this so to quote Madonna – come on Vogue!

Music

Reminder that there is a full set of online music rehearsal this week. Tonight at 6:00pm is Sr. Band, and then later tonight at 7:30pm is Stage Band. The links for the meetings are posted in the google classroom.

Friday, October 16

Rugby

To all GCVI Virtual Rugby Members- Teams have been picked and captains are looking to meet with their players ASAP to discuss the first week’s challenge. Please keep checking your @ugcloud email and stay tuned to the Google Classroom for more info.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is available 15 minutes before each cohort begins their in-person learning, both morning and afternoon. While you’re waiting for the doors to unlock, take a stroll up the hill on Paisley to the back of the parking lot at Church of Apostles- it’s just one block away! Our lovely volunteers Grace and Mark have set out Grab-and-Go bags on a table for you to help yourself

Thursday, October 15

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is available 15 minutes before each cohort begins their in-person learning, both morning and afternoon. While you’re waiting for the doors to unlock, take a stroll up the hill on Paisley to the back of the parking lot at Church of Apostles- it’s just one block away! Our lovely volunteers Grace and Mark have set out Grab-and-Go bags on a table for you to help yourself.

Music

Reminder that there is an online choir rehearsal tonight at 7:30pm. The google meet link posted in the Chamber Choir google classroom.

Wednesday, October 14

Guidance

Attention Grade 12 students – please join guidance for Google Meets today (and tomorrow) (Wed and Thurs). 

These online sessions are focused on Researching and Applying to College and University. Details are on the grade 12 Guidance Classroom.

HOSA

Reminder for all HOSA members that we have a meeting today at 4:30pm! Use the google meet code at the top of the classroom page to access the meeting. It will be a short but important meeting where we will be going over how to register and choose events. New members are welcome to join by using the classroom code qmguamw.

Tuesday, October 13

White Pine Book Club

Hey Readers! White Pine Book Club is running again this year! The list of the 10 nominated titles will be announced on Thursday, OCTOBER 15th! If you are interested in reading and talking about books, please join the White Pine Classroom for more information.  Code is nutj6s7.

OSSTF Student Achievement Award

What would you do with $1000.00? If you want a chance to win an annual OSSTF/FEESO Student Achievement award, you need to create an original piece of writing, art, or media on this year’s theme Kindness is a Renewable Resource. The submission deadline is December 4th 2020. Your application package will go through school, district, regional and provincial competition. For more information, check out www.osstf.on.ca and search student Achievement Awards or contact Ms. MacGillivary at [email protected]

Friday, October 9

Rugby Club

What a week!  81 students confirmed to join the rugby club, which is starting next week!  The question – can we get to 100 students!  100 students, learning about a new game, joining a fantastic community and getting active!  It’s not too late, check out our classroom – m2rcdgl – My 2 Rugby Cleats Did Get Lost

Those that applied to be captains – watch your email for upcoming information about a BRIEF meeting on Tuesday.  We will be rotating captains as we had such a phenomenal response – so it just means you won’t be a captain this time – but need to be a leader on your team.

Rugby Club – never to late to join – let’s break 100 people in the club!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 8

DECA

There will be a DECA meeting today at 4:30 on Google Meet. The meet code will be posted later today in the classroom. See you there!

Wednesday, October 7

International Baccalaureate

Hey IB Preppers! Are you needing help in any of your IB Prep classes?  Math, English, Science, or French? Well then here’s an opportunity for you. You can be tutored by one of the amazing Year 1 IB students.  If you’re interested please email [email protected]

DECA

There will be a meeting this Thursday at 4:30 on Google Meet. Make sure to fill out the recent Google Form posted on the classroom before tomorrow so you can be assigned to a group. Today is the last day to get registered , so if you haven’t yet, go on the deca.ca website to get registered and paid.

Tuesday, October 6

DECA

There will be a meeting this Thursday at 4:30 on Google Meet. Make sure to fill out the recent Google Form posted on the classroom before Thursday so you can be assigned to a group. Today is the second last day to get registered, so if you haven’t yet, go on the deca.ca website to get registered and paid.

Monday, October 5

Guidance-Scholarship

Attention Grade 12 students, are you a potential Loran Scholar?

The Loran Scholarship is offered in full partnership with 25 Canadian universities and is valued at approximately $100,000 over four years of undergraduate study. Each Canadian high school may sponsor applications for up to three students for this generous award. This award is for students who demonstrate integrity, courage, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy. Students must be attending University in 2021 and have a cumulative average of at least 85%.

Please see the Grade 12 Classroom for more information and how to apply. The brief school application form is due on Tuesday October 6. If you are not selected as a school nominee, you may apply directly to the Loran Scholarship by October 22.

DECA

Attention all DECA members! This is a reminder that the deadline to register is this Wednesday October 7th. Registration and payment is on the deca.ca website. Make sure to sign up for an event asap on the google classroom page. The third flight of events are now open, which means additional spots are available for all written and oral events. Only 3 days left Gaels, get registered!

Virtual Rugby Club

Are you wanting to Rugby?  Did you miss the meeting last week and not get the code to the Classroom.  NO worries – you are not too late.  The Rugby Club has gone virtual, and we want you to join us.  Any grade, any gender, we want you to come out, meet some new people and learn about a great game.  No commitment to join the team – this is Rugby Club!  We are creating our competition groups this week, so be sure to get signed up asap.  Class code coming at you right……now…. m2rcdgl – Join the Gaels Rugby Club today!

HOSA

Are you interested in health sciences or medicine? Join the HOSA club! HOSA is a club where you can compete with students from all over Ontario in a wide range of events from veterinary science to medical terminology and many more. Our first meeting is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 7th. Everyone is welcome! If you’re interested, join our google classroom (code qmguamw) for more information. Also be sure to follow our Instagram @hosagcvi and DM us with any questions you may have. See you there Gaels!

Friday, October 2

Virtual Rugby Club

For any looking to get active and learn the skills required to play rugby, there’s still a chance to join Virtual Rugby Club.  We’re open to all ages and genders and no experience is required.  

For those who missed the introductory meeting last night, Virtual Rugby Club is now up and running on our very own Google Classroom.  Please add yourselves using the code:  M2RCDGL – like My 2 Rugby Cleats Did Get Lost. Once again, that’s M2RCDGL.  

Orrrr shoot an email to Mr. Young or Mr. Robinson and they’ll make sure you don’t miss out!  Stay tuned for more info and be prepared to WIN THE WAIT.

Thursday, October 1

Rugby Club

GAELS RUGBY CLUB – interested in getting fit, having fun, learning about a new sport, and being a part of a great community here at GCVI?  Join us tonight.- Google Meet password – gaelsrugby – all one word.  ALL boys and girls interested are welcome – all grades – especially grade 9’s are welcome!  No experience necessary.  This is not a commitment to play for the team when the wait is over, this is about getting active and learning.  Come and see what we are about, get involved and have fun.  Tonight 6pm Google Meet – gaelsrugby. = JOIN the GAELS RUGBY CLUB

Yearbook

CAS students! Mr. Osterberg is looking for you. Just as this year has been VERY different, this year’s yearbook will be too, and so we need creative, dedicated, and responsible students to help shape GCVI’s next yearbook. We are looking for photographers, graphic artists, writers, and anyone with the openness, enthusiasm, and creativity needed to be a part of this undertaking. If this is something you are definitely interested in being a part of contact Mr. O via email at [email protected] and let him know how YOU can help capture this moment in time! P.S. the use of “pivot” or “unprecedented” will be strictly forbidden….

DECA

Thank you to everyone who came out to our virtual information session last week! We are so excited to see that so many of you are interested in joining the GCVI DECA family. This is just a reminder that the registration deadline is on Wednesday, October 7th! Registration and payment is on the deca.ca website – make sure to sign up for an event asap Google Classroom.

There is no DECA meeting today, meetings will resume next week.

Wednesday, September 30

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is dedicated to remembering and honouring residential school survivors and their families, as well as remembering all the children who did not survive residential schools. It is a day to remember Canada’s history with indigenous peoples, and the injustices they have faced. It is also a day to recognize discrimination, racism and prejudice First Nations, Metis and Inuit people continue to face in Canada.

“As survivors we’ve been to the top of the mountain. On top of the mountain we were given new fire to talk about our hurts, our pain, our struggle…We were instructed to be strong. We were instructed not to be ashamed. We were instructed not to afraid to talk about dehumanization. We were not afraid to talk about the traumatization of our spirits. We came down from that mountain and we’re telling you the truth of what happened. We’re telling you the truth because we are tired of being hurt. We want to travel with the rest of you in a good way. – Andrew Wesley, Survivor

Terry Fox Campaign

Happy Wednesday Gaels, it is now the LAST day of the Terry Fox Campaign. Thank you to everyone who sent in kms this past week, together we doubled our goal and completed 6100 km! Today is the last day to send in any remaining kms to @gcviterryfox or Vani Dogra at [email protected] Although the campaign is over, Terry’s message of hope and resilience remains in each and every one of us. Continue to stay active, stay safe and take care of yourself! Today’s quote is from Lloyd Robertson , the last quote for the Terry Fox Campaign:

“Terry did not survive his cancer, but he raised to profile of the fight against the disease with millions of dollars raised in his name all over the world. Progress has been made, but the fight is far from over; there are still cancers that are rigidly resistant to treatment. Terry showed us how one person can make a difference when we care enough to pour hear and soul into a cause. That’s why Terry’s story has been, and forever, will be, a legend that’s worth keeping alive.”

Tuesday, September 29

Terry Fox Run

Congratulations [email protected] Yesterday, we received a huge inflow of kilometers, surpassing our goal for a grand total of 4700km! Although we have passed our 300km goal, we encourage you to continue to stay active and send in your kms to @gcviterryfox or Vani Dogra at [email protected] until tomorrow, September 30th! Let’s see if we can get 5000km Gaels! Today’s quote about Terry is from Hayley Wickenheiser:

“Terry was a Canadian hero, one of the greatest ever, and its important that we never forget him. Participating in the Terry Fox Run is such a good way to keep his memory alive and keep up the fight against cancer. But I think we can honour him in our day-to-day lives too, by striving to do the best we can, always, and rising above any challenge we might face. By giving our best every day, we can embody the spirit of Terry Fox.”

Debate Club

Hello debaters! Debate club is back and it will be ONLINE this year using google meet! If you are interested in debating world topics and improving your public speaking, join the Debate Google Classroom with the class code tskezgs for more information – that’s tskezgs. We will be having our first meeting TODAY – Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 3:30! “See” you there!

Gael Gazette

The Gael Gazette is looking for new staff writers for the 2020/2021 school year. No experience is required and this is a low-commitment position. If this piques your fancy, join the Google Classroom with the code hok64x5.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will be starting again on Wednesday Sept. 30th from Church of Apostles just up the street on Paisley. There will be Grab and Go bags for those in need available from the table set up in the parking lot to allow for physical distancing. Thanks to our community partners at the Guelph Children’s Foundation for making this opportunity available again this year!

Library

The Library Learning Commons is now able to check books out to students! If you would like to borrow some books all you have to do is fill out the Google Form on the Library Learning Commons website. Please note that students can only take a maximum of 3 books out at one time. 

Ms. Wilken will contact you on UGCloud when and where you can pick your books up. As well as provide any other information you may need. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Rugby Club

YUP – it’s coming – RUGBY for all!!  Meeting Thursday 6:00pm details on the meet coming tomorrow.  Join us, learn a great sport – have fun, get fit.  GAELS RUGBY!

Monday, September 28

Orange Shirt Day- Wednesday, September 30

Please plan your wardrobe and wear an orange shirt this Wednesday! Orange Shirt Day, is dedicated to remembering and honouring residential school survivors and their families.

Terry Fox

Happy Monday Gaels! Only 3 days left in the Terry Fox Campaign! Over the weekend we reached 1627 km! We are now over halfway to our 3000 km goal! Keep sending in any km that you run/walk/bike to gcviterryfox or email them to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote about Terry is from Wayne Gretzky:

There are certain people who are put in  Earth for a reason, and Terry was one of those people. He pushed us to think outside the box, to open our eyes and to get involved, even if we haven’t been touched by cancer ourselves. He raised incredible awareness and put cancer research on the forefront of our minds, and still does to this day.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club will be starting again on Wednesday Sept. 30th from Church of Apostles just up the street on Paisley. There will be Grab and Go bags for those who need available from the table set up in the parking lot to allow for physical distancing. Thanks to our community partners at the Guelph Children’s Foundation for making this opportunity available again this year!

HOSA

Are you interested in health sciences or medicine? Join the HOSA club! HOSA is a club where you can compete with students from all over Ontario in a wide range of events from veterinary science to medical terminology and many more. Our first meeting is at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 7th. Everyone is welcome! If you’re interested, join our google classroom (code qmguamw) for more information. Also be sure to follow our Instagram @hosagcvi and DM us with any questions you may have. See you there Gaels!

BSUA

Hello!  The Black Student Union and Alliance is back and inviting new members to join us.   If you are looking for a safe and inclusive space to  discuss racism and meaningful ways we can make change, then the BSUA is for you.  Come on out to our first  Google Meet this Thursday, October 1 at 4:00 to find out more information. Use the meeting code: gcbsua2020  If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Multicultural Club

The Multicultural Club is looking for new members. If you are interested in meeting new people and organizing fun ways for GCVI to celebrate its diversity, then this club is for you.  Come on out to our first meeting to find out more information this  Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00.  Use the Google Meet code- gcmulticulturalclub2020 –Use the code yfryhdx to join our Google Classroom.

Music

This is a reminder to all Sr. Band members that we have rehearsal tonight starting at 6:00pm. The link is posted in the google classroom. If you still need to pick up an instrument please come see Mr. Austin today at the end of your cohort.

Rugby Club

Rugby is coming.  You heard it last week.  You thought “How is this even possible?  Virtual Rugby Training?”  IT is Possible – and Gaels we are going to have an amazing time!  New to the sport? – perfect – you’re going to be involved with some fantastic team fitness challenges, and get sport specific training.  Come and join the RUGBY CLUB – this will be open to all males and females – in all grades – and all abilities.  Just need to have a positive attitude and willingness to learn.  More details coming tomorrow so be sure to listen up!  GAELS RUGBY are you ready to “WIN THE WAIT”

Friday, September 25

Senate

Your Student Senate is building an Executive Team to get things going for this year. If you are a student in Gr 10 or higher, you could be considered for an Executive Position. Interested? Want to know more? Join the Senate Class page using the code 5wrrnsb. This is where you will find the eligibility requirements and the form to fill out should you wish to join the executive. Executive applications must be in by Monday Sept 28th.

Once the executive has been selected, there will be a chance for any interested students from any grade to join the Senate’s Town Hall and further announcements will come regarding this opportunity in the near future.

The Gael Gazette

The Gael Gazette is looking for new staff writers for the 2020/2021 school year. No experience is required and this is a low-commitment position. If this piques your fancy, join the Google Classroom with the code hok64x5.

Gaels Rugby

It’s coming. People have been asking, and your voices have been heard.  Your plea to get active, get involved in a sport and join an awesome community.  GAELS RUGBY will be bringing some interesting virtual options OPEN to ALL – veteran players and especially new players.  More information coming soon.  GAELS RUGBY.  Are you ready to Win the Wait.

Debate Club

Hello debaters! Debate club is back and it will be ONLINE this year using google meet! If you are interested in debating world topics and improving your public speaking, join the Debate Club Google Classroom with the class code tskezgs – that’s tskezgs. We will be having our first google meeting Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 3:30! “See” you there!

Terry Fox

Happy Friday Gaels! As we move into the weekend, we encourage you to get outside and keep active! Send in an km you run/walk/bike to @gcviterryfox or email them to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote is from Darryl Sittler:

“I’m sure he had no idea he was creating a legacy that would continue to inspire us forty years later. But, he knew that if he sat on the sidelines, nothing will happen. So that has been his message to me, and what I like to share with others: if you get involved and choose to move forward, even in the smallest way, you can make a difference…That’s what Terry Fox taught me, and I will forever be grateful.”

Thursday, September 24

Happy Thursday Gaels! Less than one week left in the Terry Fox Campaign so keep sending in those kms! Today’s quote is from Terry’s brother, Darrell Fox:

“Terry never changed, and his ability to stay grounded and focused was one of his greatest attributes. I have such admiration for him, so much that whenever I try to express in words what it was like to be part of the Marathon of Hope, I fall short. Maybe that’s because I witnessed a miracle.”

Wednesday, September 23

Happy Wednesday Gaels! We are now 505 kms into Terry’s 3000km journey! Keep sending in any kms that you walk/run/bike. Teachers, if you are taking your students out for walks, we encourage you to send in those kms to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote about Terry is from Bobby Orr:

“We tend to overuse the word ‘hero’ these days, especially when it relates to sport figures. But the fact that we still honour the memory of this great Canadian four decades later is a testament to the fact that he is someone truly worth of the title ‘hero’.”

Tuesday, September 22

Terry Fox Committee

Happy Tuesday Gaels! It is now day 2 of the Terry Fox campaign. Just a reminder to continue sending in your km to @gcviterryfox or through email to Vani Dogra at [email protected] Today’s quote about Terry is from Michael Buble: 

“No one goes through life without challenges, times when you lose hope, wonder where your faith went, question if you can go on, struggle with why this is happening to you…..Each of us, at some point in our lives, will be required to reach deep into ourselves and hope we can find the strength within to take one more step like Terry did.”

DECA

DECA, DECA, DECA! Are you a student who is interested in business? Do you want to build your confidence and improve your presentation and public speaking skills? Interested in meeting like-minded individuals from around the world when competing provincially and internationally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then DECA is the club for you! Want to learn more? Join us for a virtual information session held this Thursday at 4:30pm. The code for the google meet is ‘NEWDECA”, all grades are welcome!

Music

Reminder to all grade 9 music students who signed up for Jr. Band, our first rehearsal is tonight at 6:00pm. The link to the rehearsal is in the google classroom. If you still need to pick up an instrument, stop by the music room at the end of your cohort today. See you tonight.

Monday, September 19

Debate Club

Hello debaters! Debate club is back and it will be ONLINE this year using google meet! If you are interested in debating world topics and improving your public speaking, join the Debate Club Google Classroom with the class code tskezgs – that’s tskezgs. We will be having our first google meeting Tuesday, September 29th beginning at 3:30! “See” you there!

Terry Fox Committee

Hey Gaels! The Terry Fox Campaign is back and this year with a focus on physical health and mental wellness. During the next week and a half, we are encouraging all of you to continue Terry’s message of hope by staying active. Our goal this year is to collectively complete Terry’s 3000km journey, so from now until September 30th please send any km that you walk, run, or bike to the @gcviterryfox instagram account or email them to Vani Dogra at [email protected] 

In celebration of GCVI continuing Terry’s legacy, we will be sharing a quote written about Terry’s impact each day until September 30th. Today’s quote is from Shawn Ashmore: 

“He took one step after another, and that snowballed into a whole nation standing behind him. That’s why we all beam with pride when we talk about Terry; he represents the best of humanity, the nobility of doing something bigger than ourselves, the courage of trying to achieve the impossible.”

Social Justice Club

Today is International Peace Day, a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Peace is much more than the absence of war, it is safety and security. Peace is good health and well being. It is the fair distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges. Peace is being loved for your authentic self. Maybe peace means something different, or something more, to you? 

This year’s Peace Day Theme is “Shaping Peace Together”. GCVI’s Social Justice Club wants you to know that we all have a role to play in making our school, our city, our country and the world more peaceful places today, and every day, by spreading compassion, kindness and hope.

If you want to join GCVI’s Social Justice Club, and help us find ways to alleviate local and global injustices and inequality, join the google classroom to learn more about the club. The code is fmjb4mq.

Senate

Your Student Senate is building an Executive Team to get things going for this year. If you are a student in Gr 10 or higher, you could be considered for an Executive Position. Interested? Want to know more. Join the Senate Class page using the code 5wrrnsb. This is where you will find the eligibility requirements and the form to fill out should you wish to join the executive. Executive applications must be in by Monday Sept 28th.

Once the executive has been selected, there will be a chance for any interested students from any grade to join the Senate’s Town Hall and further announcements will come regarding this opportunity in the near future.

Music

Two important announcements for all music students. First, online rehearsal start this week. Tonight at 6:00pm is Sr. Band and tonight at 7:30pm is stage band. Jr. Band is Tuesday at 6:00pm and Choir is Thursday at 7:30pm. The links for the rehearsals are in the google classroom. Second, if you are a Grade 9 who signed up for Jr. Band and you need to pick up an instrument, you can start to do that today. Come to the music room at the end of your cohort and pick them up.

Friday, September 18

Debate Club

Debate club is back, and it is running ONLINE! Debate is an opportunity to improve your public speaking, research, and planning skills. It’s also a great way to learn and discuss important topics! The club will run VIRTUALLY via google meets afterschool from 3:30 to 4:30 pm every Tuesday. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 29th. You can join now by using the class code tskezgs in Google Classroom. “See” you there!

DECA

HEY HEY HEY! Are you a student who is interested in business? Do you want to up your confidence and improve your public speaking skills? Interested in meeting like-minded individuals from around the world when competing provincially and internationally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then DECA is the club for you! Want to learn more? Join us for a virtual information session held this Thursday at 4:30pm. The code for the google meet is ‘NEWDECA”, all grades are welcome!

Returning DECA members. If you haven’t already, follow @decagcvi on Instagram for updates and announcements and join the new google classroom for the 2020/2021 school year. Email Mr. Fleming at [email protected]  for the class code.

Thursday, September 17

Music

If anyone missed the band and choir sign up meeting and would still like to join please send an email to Mr. Austin over ugcloud and you will be added to the google classroom for the group.

Wednesday, September 16

Music

Are you a Grade 9 student who would like to be a part of the GCVI Jr. Symphonic or Chamber Choir. On Wednesday night at 7PM there will be a meeting via google meet for all interested students to sign up. Use the google meet password “band and choir sign up”. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Guidance

Hi Gaels!  Many of you will have noticed that the Guidance Virtual Appointment Slip is up and running again.  You can access it from the Guidance Grade Level Google Classrooms you all belong to, or from the Guidance page on the GCVI website.  Please use it if you are looking to speak in person to someone in Guidance or Resource.  We will chat with you via email, video, phone or in person to help you with whatever you need.  

We are asking that students use the form online instead of coming directly to Guidance to limit contacts.

Please also note that timetable changes for quadmester 1 are not available at this time.

Tuesday, September 15

Music

Are you a Grade 9 students who would like to be a part of the GCVI Jr. Symphonic or Chamber Choir. On Wednesday night at 7PM there will be a meeting via google meet for all interested students to sign up. Use the google meet password “band and choir sign up”. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Monday, September 14

Welcome back Gaels!