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GOVERNOR SIMCOE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thursday, November 23, 2017

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Niagara Icedogs
The Icedogs will be in the school at lunch on Friday to sell $2.00 tickets for both Friday and Saturday’s game.   Get your tickets in the main foyer.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
There will be a session today for graduating students who are moving on to the world of work and not heading to post-secondary at this time.  Please join Mr. Tope in the Seminar Room today (across from the tech hallway on the first floor) during period 3.  Please go to period 3 for attendance first.

SOS - Ms Lockyer
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift?  Rafiki bracelets and Me to We notebooks are for sale in the front foyer at lunch until December 1.  Orders will be here before Christmas so stock up!  You get a fun bracelet or notebook and the good feeling that money raised will go towards food, water and education in developing countries!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Next week’s art club will be moved from Monday to Tuesday. Tuesday’s hip and happening time will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm which corresponds with Governor Simcoe’s Open House. See you then.

French Club - Mme Angelone
The French Club will have their first meeting today at lunch in room 308D.  Everyone welcome!

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Hi Simcoe, Interested in being 1 of 60 students across Ontario to share your ideas with the Minister of Education on a variety of topics regarding education? See Guidance for info. asap. Applications for the 2018-2019 Minister's Student Advisory Council are now open for students.

Arts Council - Mrs. Risko
All members of the Arts Council are required to attend a mandatory meeting today at lunch in the Art Room. Please make sure that you are in attendance. Thank you.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pride Inc. - Mr. White
Looking for a fun and inclusive safe space? Pride Inc. meets in the Seminar room across from the tech hall every Tuesday at lunch.  Join us for activities, discussion, or just great place to have lunch.  New members are always welcome. Come out and join us.

Simcoe Vocals - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a vocal rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20. Would Cassandra Groff please see Mrs. Stickney during period 4 today.

French Club - Mme Angelone
Have you missed French club?  Me too!  French club begins tomorrow at lunch in room 308D.  Everyone is welcome.

 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are welcome. Art Club gives students time to experiment with new media and/or work ahead or get caught up on school-based art projects.

 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff recycling will take during period 3 today. Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classrooms at this time!!

Ski And Snowboard Club
Are you interested in skiing this year.  Holiday Valley is already making snow!   Come to the gym at lunch any day this week to pick up the permission forms.   First 45 to join are in and we are half way there..  Last year we had to turn people away so sign up quick!  Come see Mr. Brophy or Mr. Donevan if you have any questions.

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Europe Trip
Reminder of the parents meeting tonight in the library at 7 pm for all those interested in joining the 2019 Greece and Rome Trip.  This is a great opportunity to get all of the information and have $200 taken off of the trip fee.  See you there.

Girls Rowing
Reminder to all girls interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe that practices will be after school everyday this week in the erg room.

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting tomorrow at lunch in room 308A. Please remember to bring permission forms for the competition next Friday.

Europe Trip
Reminder of the parents meeting this Thursday night in the library at 7 pm for all those interested in joining the 2019 Greece and Rome Trip.  This is a great opportunity to get all of the information and have $200 taken off of the trip fee.  See you there.

Ski And Snowboard Club - Mr. Brophy & Mr. Donevan
Are you interested in skiing this year.  Holiday Valley is already making snow!   Come to the gym at lunch any day this week to pick up the permission forms.   First 45 to join are in and we are halfway there..  Last year we had to turn people away so sign up quick!  Come see Mr. Brophy or Mr. Donevan if you have any questions.

Girls Rowing
Reminder to all girls interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe that practices will be after school everyday this week in the erg room.

Yearbook - Mr Cote
There will be a yearbook committee meeting tonight after school in room 124.  All members should attend.

Music - Mrs. Stickney
Would the following students please see Mrs. Stickney today: Cassandra G. and Chelsea P.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Simcoe Vocals
There will be a vocal rehearsal after school today in the Music room beginning at 2:20. Would Cassandra G. please see Mrs. Stickney today.

Grad Photos
Grad Photos are starting soon.  You can make an appointment by going on our school website at govsimcoe.dsbn.org and on the Lasting Images website at lastingimages.ca.  Appointments are starting November 22nd.  This photo is for the Yearbook, the Group Photo and your personal use.  Sign Up Today!

 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Europe Trip
Last week at the assembly Mr. Tork discussed the 2019 Europe Trip.  There are still spots available for this amazing experience.  There will be a Parent Meeting this Thursday November 16th at 7 pm for anyone interested  in the Simcoe Library.  There will also be a meeting tomorrow  November 14th in the library at lunch to discuss the new incentives offered by EF Tours.

Simcoe Jazz Band
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20. Please be prompt! Rehearsal will run until 3:10 today.

Ski And Snowboard Club
Are you interested in skiing this year.  Holiday Valley is ready and snow is on its way!   Come to the gym at lunch any day this week to pick up the permission forms.   First 45 to join are in.  Last year we had to turn people away so sign up quick!  Come see Mr. Brophy or Mr. Donevan if you have any questions.

Robotics
On the weekend, the robotics team competed at the STEMley Cup offseason robotics tournament in Hamilton. They placed 2nd after the qualifying round and went on to win the event! This is the third year of the event, and the third straight victory at it for our team. Great work, Simbotics!

 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Guidance - Ms. Atack
The Niagara College Fall Open House, scheduled for this Saturday, November 18th, has been cancelled due to the college faculty strike.

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place period 3 today!! Please place all grey and blue bins outside your classrooms at this time!

Europe Trip
Last week at the assembly Mr. Torok discussed the 2019 Europe Trip.  There are still spots available for this amazing experience.  There will be a Parent Meeting this  Thursday November 16th at 7 pm for anyone interested  in the Simcoe Library.  There will also be a meeting next tuesday November 14th in the library at lunch to discuss the new incentives offered by EF Tours.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Simcoe Vocals - Mrs. Stickney
Just a reminder that there is a rehearsal only for sopranos and altos after school today, in the music room,  beginning at 2:20.

Ski And Snowboard Club
Are you interested in skiing this year.  Holiday Valley is ready and snow is on its way!   Come to the gym at lunch any day this week to pick up the permission forms.   First 45 to join are in.  Last year we had to turn people away so sign up quick!  Come see Mr. Brophy or Mr. Donevan if you have any questions.

EcoClub - Mrs. Tilly
All members of Ecoclub and anyone new interested in joining need to meet at the beginning of lunch TODAY  in room 310. See you there!

Literacy Team - Mr. Quinn
A friendly reminder to all students and staff, that we are aiming for the first 20 minutes of MSIP to be used reading. This may be school work based, or simply for pleasure. Let’s bring back reading for pleasure. Remember people, readers are leaders.

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Senior Girls Volleyball - Mr. Riediger/Ms Stiefelmeyer
There will be a tryout today, Thursday and Friday after school for any girls interested in playing Sr or Jr Girls volleyball this year .

Scorekeepers - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Ms Stiefelmeyer is looking for scorekeepers for the boys basketball season.  Please see her in the gym at lunch if interested.

Cappies Critics - Mrs. Treschak
Congratulations to our critics for their recent articles, most especially Roxana M.  Roxana’s review of the play, Vinegar Tom has been published online to the St. Catharines Standard, Welland Tribune, and Niagara Falls Review and can also be found in print in yesterday’s St. Catharines Standard. Way to represent Our House!

Rowing - Mr. Tope
There will be an introductory rowing meeting next Wednesday at lunch for all students interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe this year.  We will meet in the Seminar Room across from the Tech hallway at lunch on Wednesday.  Novices and Grade 9’s are welcome!!

Europe Trip
Last week at the assembly Mr. Tork discussed the 2019 Europe Trip.  There are still spots available for this amazing experience.  There will be a Parent Meeting next Thursday November 16th at 7 pm for anyone interested  in the Simcoe Library.  There will also be a meeting next tuesday November 14th in the library at lunch to discuss the new incentives offered by EF Tours.

EcoClub - Mrs. Tilly
All members of Ecoclub and anyone new interested in joining need to meet at the beginning of lunch TOMORROW  in room 310. See you there!

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Senior Girls Volleyball - Mr. Riediger
There will be a tryout next Wednesday and Thursday after school for any girls interested in playing Sr Girls volleyball this year .

Rowing - Mr. Tope
There will be an introductory rowing meeting next Wednesday at lunch for all students interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe this year.  We will meet in the Seminar Room across from the Tech hallway at lunch on Wednesday.  Novices and Grade 9’s are welcome!!

NYC City arts trip - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a brief but important meeting today in the music room right at the beginning of lunch for those Art, Drama and Music students who have paid their first deposit to go on the New York City trip in the spring


Monday, November 6, 2017

Jazz Band - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a jazz band rehearsal today after school beginning at 2:20pm in the music room. See you there! Would Santiago Salas and Jennika McIntosh please see Mrs. Stickney today.

NYC City arts trip - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a brief but important meeting Tuesday in the music room right at the beginning of lunch for those Art, Drama and Music students who have paid their first deposit to go on the New York City trip in the spring.

Senior Girls Volleyball - Mr. Riediger
There will be a tryout next Wednesday and Thursday after school for any girls interested in playing Sr Girls volleyball this year .

Art Club / Arts Council - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm in the art studio. New Redcoat artists are always welcome.  The following students need to see Mr. Grant in the art room at the beginning of lunch to pick up their Arts Council t-shirts: Tracey You,

Rowing - Mr. Tope
There will be an introductory rowing meeting next Wednesday at lunch for all students interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe this year.  We will meet in the Seminar Room across from the Tech hallway at lunch on Wednesday.  Novices and Grade 9’s are welcome!!

 

Friday November 3, 2017

Senior Girls Volleyball - Mr. Riediger
There will be a tryout next Wednesday and Thursday after school for any girls interested in playing Sr Girls volleyball this year.

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place during period 3 today!! Please place all grey and blue bins outside your classrooms at this time.

Rowing - Mr. Tope
There will be an introductory rowing meeting next Wednesday at lunch for all students interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe this year.  We will meet in the Seminar Room across from the Tech hallway at lunch on Wednesday.  Novices and Grade 9’s are welcome!!

Girls Volleyball Tryouts - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Girls volleyball tryouts will start next Wednesday and Thursday at 2:15pm in the gym

 

Thursday November 2, 2017

Rowing - Mr. Tope
There will be an introductory rowing meeting next Wednesday at lunch for all students interested in rowing for Governor Simcoe this year.  We will meet in the Seminar Room across from the Tech hallway at lunch on Wednesday.  Novices and Grade 9’s are welcome!!

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Cross Country - Mr Quinn
Reminder to all Redcoat cross country runners, if you borrowed a racing singlet, you must get it back to Mr Lavictoire immediately. Also, if you owe Mr Quinn any money/fees, get it to him immediately. Thank you runners.

Girls Volleyball Tryouts - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Volleyball tryouts for all grades will start next Wednesday and Thursday at 2:15pm in the gym.

 
 

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Honour Roll Breakfast - Stiefelmeyer
If you have not picked up your folder from the Honour Roll Breakfast, please go to guidance to get it.

Boys Basketball tryouts - Stiefelmeyer
Sr Boys tryouts are tonight at 5:00pm and Thursday at 7:00pm Jr Boys tryouts are Thursday at 5:00pm and Friday at 5:00pm

Wrestling: Nuyten
A reminder to all those who expressed an interest in wrestling this year, we will be having our first practice today after school at Laura Secord. Please come to a meeting at the beginning of lunch in Room 202 to get more information about the upcoming season. 

 

Tuesday October 31, 2017

Redcoat Council -  Ms. Atack, Mrs. Chiera,, Mrs. Key
Attention all students - Redcoat Council elections are coming!  This year we have 3 students running for the President position - Isabelle Newkirk, Maddie Roberts, and Tyren St. Cyr.  In your msip classes beginning tomorrow your msip teacher will be able to show you each candidates video presentation.  You will hear from the candidates during our Recognition Assembly on Thursday.  Voting will take place this Friday.  The student with the most votes will be president, the other two remaining will take the positions of co-vice-presidents.  

Simcoe Arts Trip: 
Just a reminder to drama, music and visual art students that your first deposit to New York City is due today! Please see Mrs. Stickney in the music room any time after period one.

Halloween Bake Sale:
Today is the day that the Redcoats Arts Council will be having a Halloween Bake Sale! We will be set up in main lobby, so grab a treat on your way to your favourite lunch spot. Have a great day!

Simcoe Vocal Group - Mrs. Stickney
Our first rehearsal is after school today in the Music Room beginning at 2:20. We will be having a shorter rehearsal this week - ending at 2:45. See you then! Would Piper Little please see Mrs.Stickney in the library at the beginning of lunch today.

Take Our Kids To Work Day Is Tomorrow!
This is a reminder that tomorrow is Take Our Kids To Work Day for all Grade 9 students.  We hope you all enjoy your work experience!!  Any student who has yet to secure a placement or hand in their permission forms must see Mr. Tope immediately following these announcements.

Jr Boys Volleyball
Congratulations to the jr boys volleyball on their win last night over Grimsby.  Wish them luck as they prepare for their final tournament this Friday, and playoffs next week!

 

Monday October 30, 2017

Redcoat Council:  
Come on out to the cafeteria at lunch today for pumpkin carving and Halloween trivia.  Great prizes to be won.  Tomorrow in the caf there will be candy, a costume contest with prizes for scariest, funniest and most creative costumes, as well as music.  A photo booth will be available for pictures during lunch as well!

Halloween Bake Sale:
The Redcoats Arts Council will be having a Halloween Bake Sale tomorrow! Bring your change a grab a treat in the main lobby!

Music - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20.  Attention vocal group - our first rehearsal will be tomorrow beginning at 2:20. Please be prompt! We will be rehearsing until 2:45.

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today in the art studio from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are always welcome.

Boys Basketball - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Senior boys basketball tryouts will be starting Wednesday Nov 1 from 5-7pm and Thursday Nov 2 from 7-9 pm.  Junior Boys basketball tryouts will be starting on Thursday Nov 2 from 5-7pm and Friday Nov 3 from 5-7pm.

Pride Alliance: Mr. White
Pride Alliance will be meeting Tuesday during lunch in the old LRC across from the ART and Tech hall. All are welcome, please bring your lunch.

Boys’ Varsity Hockey - Mr. Friesen
There will be a Boys’ Hockey Team meeting for anyone interested  today @ 11:25am in Rm 201B

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
Please remember to submit your work - poems, essays or posters, to Mme Wade this week if you would like to be considered for our “Simcoe Remembers” publication, or like to enter into the Remembrance Day contest.

SOS - Ms Lockyer
Tomorrow is the last day to support community care for  “We Scare Hunger”. Drop off an item and receive a candy and be the change you want to see in the world!

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
DECA members are reminded that they will be writing their online test today. Please go directly to the library at the start of Period 2.  You must write at this time to go to the Hamilton Regional Competition.

Creative Futures Expo - Mr. Cote
Take a look at your future.  The Tech department will be attending the Creative Futures Expo in Toronto on November 9.  The Expo is Canada’s only school fair for visual communications and art.  Anyone interested should see Mr. Cote.  Space is limited and it will be first come, first serve.

CAPPIES - Mrs. Treschak
Members of the Cappies Critic Team - please meet today at the start of lunch in room 141F to discuss this week’s training.

 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Redcoat Council:  
For our cozy participants today, don’t forget to pick up your draw ticket at lunch and some free hot chocolate in front of the Redcoat Council office.  Today is the last day to sign up in Guidance for the pumpkin carving contest on Monday.  Tuesday is our Halloween costume contest in the caf at lunch.  There will be prizes for the scariest, most creative and funniest costumes.

Open Mic - Mr. Hartley
Come on out to the library today at lunch to see some very live music.  Cheer on your talented Redcoats as they pay tribute to both Tom Petty and Gord Downie in a very special edition of Open Mic.

Boys Basketball Tryouts - Ms. Stiefelmyer
Senior boys basketball tryouts will be on Wed from 5-7 in the gym and Thurs 7-9.  

Junior boys basketball tryouts will be on Thurs from 5-7 and Fri 5-7.  

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening this Monday after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are welcome.

Pride Alliance: Mr. White
Pride Alliance will be meeting Tuesday during lunch in the old LRC across from the ART and Tech hall. All are welcome, please bring your lunch.

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
DECA members are reminded that they will be writing their online test Monday in the library during period 2. You must write Monday to go to the Hamilton Regional Competition.

Boys’ Varsity Hockey - Friesen
There will be a Boys’ Hockey Team meeting for anyone interested on Monday October 30 @ 11:25am in Rm 201B

SOS - Ms Lockyer
Remember to bring in non-perishables to support we scare hunger!

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
“In Flander’s Fields” was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, and has become a strong symbol for remembering the sacrifices of Canadian servicemen and servicewomen. The Simcoe History Department is looking for your thoughts on remembrance, in a poem, essay or poster. Pl

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place during period 3 today. Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classrooms at this time!

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Redcoat Council 
Tomorrow is cozy day.  PJS, slippers, sweat pants...it’s all about comfort!  Participants can enjoy some free hot chocolate at lunch and pick up a draw ticket  for your chance to win a prize pack that includes a Bulk barn gift card and lots of Hallowe’en treats.  Monday is our pumpkin carving contest in the cafeteria at lunch.  Sign up your team of 3 today in Guidance for your chance to win some yummy prizes.  Halloween trivia will also take place on Monday at lunch.

Pride Alliance: Mr. White
Pride Alliance will be meeting Tuesday during lunch in the old LRC across from the ART and Tech hall. All are welcome, please bring your lunch.

School Reach! - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a Senior School Reach practice at lunch in room 318 today.  Bring your lunch!

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
Attention girls, just a reminder to all girls wanting to tryout,  you must sign up and bring in your signed permission forms before Monday, October 30th. Please see Mr Thompson.

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
“In Flander’s Fields” was written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, and has become a strong symbol for remembering the sacrifices of Canadian servicemen and servicewomen. The Simcoe History Department is looking for your thoughts on remembrance, in a poem, essay or poster. Please come today at lunch to 207F if you are interested in submitting your work.  

Icedogs- Mr. Tope
The Icedogs will be here on Thursday to sell $2.00 tickets for Thursday nights game.  Limited tickets are available so be sure to bring your cash.

SOS - Ms Lockyer
Remember that SOS is partnering with community care for  “We Scare Hunger”. There are Community Care bins in the front foyer for non-perishable goods. Drop off an item and receive a candy and be the change you want to see in the world!

Wrestling - Ms. Nuyten
There will be a brief meeting at the very beginning of lunch today in Room 202 the room above the library for those who are interested in wrestling this year.

Creative Futures Expo - Mr. Cote
Take a look at your future.  The Tech department will be attending the Creative Futures Expo in Toronto on November 9.  The Expo is Canada’s only school fair for visual communications and art.  Anyone interested should see Mr. Cote.  Space is limited and it will be first come, first serve.

Arts Council
There is an important Arts council meeting on Friday in the Art room at the start of lunch. Please be ON TIME so that we can get some planning done. Thank you, and see you there!

 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Redcoat Council:  
Today is hat day! You are only permitted to wear a hat if you brought in your 2 food donations this morning and received a hand stamp.  Anyone who arrives after period one may see Mme Key in room 308D to make your donation and receive a stamp.  If your stamp washes off, you must see Mme Key for a new one.  To avoid issues, students should be ready to show teachers their stamps.  A list of participating students has been made available to staff on first class.  Tomorrow is plaid and flannel day.  Participants, don’t forget to pick up your draw tickets during the first 15 minutes of lunch outside the Redcoat Council office.  Monday is our pumpkin carving contest.  Sign up your team of 3 today in Guidance.

Pride Alliance: Mr. White
Pride Alliance will be meeting Tuesday during lunch in the old LRC across from the ART and Tech hall. All are welcome, please bring your lunch.

Boys’ Varsity Hockey - Friesen
There will be a Boys’ Varsity Hockey Team meeting for anyone interested on Monday October 30 @ 11:25am in Rm 201B

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
Attention girls, just a reminder to all girls wanting to tryout,  you must sign up and bring in your signed permission forms before Monday, October 30th. Please see Mr Thompson.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
There will be a presentation today during period 2 for grade 12 students on understanding finance for post-secondary.  Interested students are asked to gain permission from their period 2 teacher to attend and go for attendance.

Edutravel will be here at lunch in the Cafeteria to speak with students who may be interested in earning credits while travelling.  Have a chat and see where in the world you can explore while learning and earning Ontario credits.

Icedogs- Mr. Tope
The Icedogs will be here on Thursday to sell $2.00 tickets for Thursday nights game.  Limited tickets are available so be sure to bring your cash.

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

School Reach! - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a Senior School Reach practice at lunch in room 318 tomorrow.  Bring your lunch!

SOS - Ms Lockyer
Remember to bring in non-perishables to support we scare hunger!  

Wrestling: Ms. Nuyten
There will be a brief meeting at the very beginning of lunch on Thursday, October 26th in Room 202 the room above the library for those who are interested in wrestling this year.

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
Simcoe History department is looking for your creative work to help create our “Simcoe Remembers” publication for Remembrance Day. We are looking for essays, poems or posters that reflect on the theme of remembrance. Please come to a brief meeting on Thursday in 207F if you are interested in submitting your work.

Volunteer Opportunity - Mrs. Risko
Any student who would be interested in participating in mock 911 scenarios on THIS THURSDAY with Niagara EMS, needs to see Mrs. Risko as soon as possible TODAY. This is a volunteer opportunity that takes place during the day on Thursday. Thank you!


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Open Mic - Mr. Hartley
This Friday at lunch in the library, Open Mic will be hosting a special “Singer-Songwriter” event in tribute of the late, great Gord Downie.  We’ll be taking it back to basics, so grab your guitars, your ukuleles, and your bongos.  Dust off your poems and demonstrate the power of the spoken word.  Be there on Friday to see multiple performances and to honour a powerful Canadian artist.

Redcoat Council
Thanks to all who participated in Redcoat Day yesterday.  Today is Band-tee day.  All participants are asked to stop by the student council office at lunch today to receive a ticket for the Spirit week draw next Tuesday.  Tomorrow is hat day.  Bring your 2 non-perishable food items to the foyer before the start of period 1 to receive a stamp and 2 raffle tickets that will allow you to wear your hat.

SOS - Ms Lockyer
This week, SOS is partnering with Community Care for  “We Scare Hunger”. Leading up to Halloween we will have Community Care bins in the front foyer for non-perishable goods. Drop off an item and receive a candy and be the change you want to see in the world!

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
Vimy Ridge. Dieppe. D-Day. The Korean War. Iraq. Afghanistan. Canadian forces have served for over a century, helping to keep and build peace all over the world. Simcoe History department is looking for your work to help create our “Simcoe Remembers” publication for Remembrance Day. We are looking for essays, poems or posters that reflect on the theme of remembrance. Please see Mme Wade if you are interested or want more information.

Jr Boys Volleyball
Congratulations to the jr boys volleyball team on their decisive 2-0 victory last night over Heritage Christian.  The boys have their final match of the season this Monday versus Grimsby.  

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
Attention girls, just a reminder to all girls wanting to tryout,  you must sign up and bring in your signed permission forms before Monday, October 30th. Please see Mr Thompson.

Take Our Kids To Work Day!
A reminder to  ALL grade 9 students.   Get your TAKE OUR KIDS TO WORK permission forms to your homeroom teachers by WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25th.   

Spiritwear!! - Ms. Lockyer
Governor Simcoe spiritwear is now available!  Click on the link on the Governor Simcoe website to access the iteams page.  You will need to register an account with Regatta Sport and then select Governor Simcoe.  The password is simcoe2017.  There are lots of options - t-shirts, hoodies, hats and much more!  Show your school spirit and get some spiritwear!  All orders must be in by October 29th.

School Reach! - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a Junior School Reach practice at lunch in room 318 today.  Bring your lunch!

Girls Field Hockey - Ms Lockyer
All field hockey players are reminded to return your uniforms to Ms. Lockyer asap.

School Nurse
Our School Nurse, Ms Garbutt,  will be at Governor Simcoe in the afternoon today instead of in the morining. She will return to her regular schedule next week.

Wrestling: Ms. Nuyten
There will be a brief meeting at the very beginning of lunch on Thursday, October 26th in Room 202 the room above the library for those who are interested in wrestling this year.

Volunteer Opportunity - Mrs. Risko
Any student who would be interested in participating in mock 911 scenarios on THIS THURSDAY with Niagara EMS, needs to see Mrs. Risko as soon as possible TODAY. This is a volunteer opportunity that takes place during the day on Thursday. Thank you!


Monday, October 23, 2017

Redcoat Council
Today is Redcoat Day!  Hope everyone remembered to show their school spirit by wearing our school colours or Spirit wear.  If you did, don’t forget to come by the cafeteria at lunch to get your ticket for our Spirit week draw on October 31.  Tomorrow is Band-tee day so dig out those concert shirts and wear them proudly tomorrow.  Just a reminder that if you bring 2 non-perishable food items on Wednesday you can wear your hat...more details tomorrow.

Jazz Band - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a Jazz Band rehearsal after school today in the music room. Please be prompt!

Art Club - Mr. Grant

Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from  2:15pm - 4:00pm in the art studio.

SOS - Ms. Lockyer
There is an SOS meeting today at lunch in room 318.  New members always welcome!

Spiritwear!! - Ms. Lockyer
Governor Simcoe spiritwear is now available!  Click on the link on the Governor Simcoe website to access the iteams page.  You will need to register an account with Regatta Sport and then select Governor Simcoe.  The password is simcoe2017.  There are lots of options - t-shirts, hoodies, hats and much more!  Show your school spirit and get some spiritwear!

School Reach! - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a Junior School Reach practice at lunch in room 318 tomorrow.  Bring your lunch!

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
Attention girls, just a reminder to all girls wanting to tryout,  you must sign up and bring in your signed permission forms before Monday, October 30th. Please see Mr Thompson.

Girls Basketball - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Basketball Team for winning the Centennial Classic on Friday afternoon.  The team defeated St Paul, Centennial and Sir Winston Churchill in the finals by 20 points.  Great scoring from Allison Addy, Alicia Reid, Jenneke McIntosh and Mia Friesen.  All members contributed to the win and great cheering from the bench.   Great job girls.

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Redcoat Council
Don’t forget Simcoe that Monday is Redcoat Spirit Day!  Don’t forget to wear your school colours or spirit wear.  All participants are invited to pop by the cafeteria at lunch to get your ticket to enter a draw on Halloween.  The more you participate in our events next week, the more chances you have to win!  Tuesday is Band Tee day and Wednesday is hat day.  Bring in 2 non-perishable food items and wear your hat for the day.  More details to follow!

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place period 3 today!! Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classrooms at this time!!

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school this coming Monday, October, 23rd from 2:15pm - 4:00pm in the art studio.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
McMaster University was here this a.m. during period 1.  The University of Windsor is here period 2 in the Seminar Room - Room 120.  Fanshawe College will be here period 3 in the Seminar Room.

Spiritwear!! - Ms. Lockyer
Governor Simcoe spiritwear is now available!  Click on the link on the Governor Simcoe website to access the iteams page.  You will need to register for an account with Regatta Sport and then select Governor Simcoe.  The password is simcoe2017.  There are lots of options - t-shirts, hoodies, hats and much more!  Show your school spirit and get some spiritwear!


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Redcoat Council:  
Get ready Simcoe! Hallowe’en Spirit week starts Monday with Redcoat day.  Show your school spirit by wearing school colours or spirit wear. Tuesday is Band Tee day.  Dig out your t-shirt from your favourite concert, band or musician.  

Guidance - Ms. Atack
The University of Waterloo was here during period 1.  Redeemer Christian University will be here period 4 today in the seminar room.  The University of Toronto will also be here during period 5 in the library. Due to the faculty work stoppage at Ontario Colleges, the College Information Program (CIP) scheduled for Monday, October 23rd  at Niagara College has been cancelled.  The Simcoe trip will not be taking place.

Pep Rally-  Mr. Torok
Today during Period 5 we are all going to come together as a big Simcoe Family to celebrate all of our fall student athletes and wish our Varsity Football team luck during their final home football game. Face painting will be available in the foyer at lunch for anyone who really wants to show their support!!!!   Get ready to make some noise as we cheer on our student athletes

Eco Club - Mrs. Tilly
All members and anyone new interested in joining the Eco-team are asked to please meet in room 310 at lunch today. We have an opportunity to help out with some initiatives at Malcolmson Eco Park this Saturday October 21st at 1pm. Community Hours will be available to all participating students. Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information!

Stratford Trip - Mrs. Risko & Mrs. Stickney
Students travelling to Stratford on Friday are to be dismissed from class at 9:00am that day, and are to meet in the front foyer. Please check the weather for Stratford so that you are dressed accordingly, and that you dress appropriately for walking around town and going to the theatre. Also, please remember that you are responsible for your own snacks, lunch, battery chargers, etc. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko. Thank you!

 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Redcoat Council
Attention Simcoe!  Next Monday marks the start of Hallowe’en Spirit week.  Check the banner in the foyer to see what spirit days we have planned and listen to morning announcements for more details! Each time you participate in an event or dress up day you receive a ticket to enter into a draw to be held on October 31st.  

Guidance - Ms. Atack
King’s University College at Western University will be in the seminar room 120 period 2.  Mohawk College will  be in the library period 4.  The University of Western will be here in the library period 5.

Cross Country - Mr Quinn
No practice today. Rest up for tomorrow’s Zone meet. We need drivers so please communicate with Mr Quinn on how you will be getting to and from Fireman’s Park tomorrow. We are to meet in the U, and will be leaving at 8:45am.

Redcoat Arts
Start spreading the news! All grade 10, 11, and 12 Arts students who would like to travel to New York City to see the sights and sounds, are asked to attend an information meeting on Wednesday at lunch in the Art Room. Please be prompt so that we can start right away.

French Trip - Mme Angelone
Any senior french students interested in taking part in this year’s Quebec trip please see Mme Angelone in 308C for info our parent info night is tomorrow at 6pm.

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members that we are meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Pep Rally-  Mr. Torok
Tomorrow, during Period 5 we are all going to come together as a big Simcoe Family to celebrate all of our fall student athletes and wish our Varsity Football team luck during their final home football game. Show your school spirit and wearing red grey and black on Thursday. Also, Face painting will be available in the foyer at lunch for anyone who really wants to show their support!!!!   Get ready to make some noise as we cheer on our student athletes

Eco Club - Mrs. Tilly
All members and anyone new interested in joining the Eco-team are asked to please meet in room 310 at lunch tomorrow. We have an opportunity to help out with some initiatives at Malcolmson Eco Park this Saturday October 21st at 1pm. Community Hours will be available to all participating students. Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information!

Honour Roll Breakfast - Ms Stiefelmeyer
The Honour Roll Breakfast will be held next Thursday in the cafeteria at 7:45am.  Students need to check the lists in guidance and initial beside there name if they will be attending.  This must be done by Friday.

Stratford Trip - Mrs. Risko & Mrs. Stickney
Students travelling to Stratford on Friday are to be dismissed from class at 9:00am that day, and are to meet in the front foyer. Please check the weather for Stratford so that you are dressed accordingly, and that you dress appropriately for walking around town and going to the theatre. Also, please remember that you are responsible for your own snacks, lunch, battery chargers, etc. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko. Thank you!

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

French Department- Mme Angelone & Mme Key
Students interested in the February trip to Québec are reminded that there will be a Parent meeting this Thursday, October 19 at 6pm.  See Mme Angelone or Mme Key for more information about the trip.

Chess Club- Mrs. Minniti
Just a reminder Chess Club runs Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in room 207A.  Everyone is welcome.  

Canadian Blood Services- What’s Your Blood Type - H. Friesen
The Canadian Blood Services will be at Governor Simcoe on Thursday, October 19th and students will have the opportunity to have their Blood Type identified. This will happen in the front foyer in front of the COOP Office during the lunch period. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate and will require parental consent if under the age of 17. See Mr. Friesen in the COOP office for a Consent Form or if you have any questions.

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 18th  in the morning.  If you did not get your picture taken at the first photo day, please ensure you do so tomorrow.  There is no cost for this and you will receive your student card and picture in the yearbook.  If you purchased a picture package and you would like a retake, please bring your package with you to the photographer tomorrow. Additional package information is available for pick-up in the main office for those students interested.

Eco Club - Mrs. Tilly
All members and anyone new interested in joining the Eco-team are asked to please meet in room 310 at lunch today. We have an opportunity to help out with some initiatives at Malcolmson Eco Park this Saturday October 21st at 1pm. Community Hours will be available to all participating students. Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information!

Redcoat Arts- Mr. Grant
Start spreading the news! All grade 10, 11, and 12 Arts students who would like to travel to New York City to see the sights and sounds, are asked to attend an information meeting on Wednesday at lunch in the Art Room. Please be prompt so that we can start right away.

Cappies- Mrs. Treschak & Mrs. Risko
All students who applied to be on this years Redcoats Cappies team are asked to attend a quick but MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday, October 17th in room 141F at the start of lunch. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Treschak or Mrs. Risko.

French Trip - Mme Angelone
Any senior french students interested in taking part in this year’s Quebec trip please see Mme Angelone in 308C for info.  

Honour Roll Breakfast - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Next Thursday October 26th, we will be holding the Honor Roll Breakfast in the cafeteria at 7:45am.  Students must check the lists posted in guidance and indicate whether you will be attending the breakfast.  This needs to be done by Friday.

 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Canadian Blood Services- What’s Your Blood Type - H. Friesen
The Canadian Blood Services will be at Governor Simcoe on Thursday Oct 19 and students will have the opportunity to have their blood type identified. This will happen in the front foyer in front of the COOP Office during the lunch period. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate and will require parental consent if under the age of 17. See Mr. Friesen in the COOP office for a Consent Form or if you have any questions.

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today in the art studio.

Picture Retake Day
Picture retake day is this Wednesday, October 18th  in the morning,  If you did not get your picture taken at the first photo day, please ensure you do so on Wednesday.  There is no cost for this and you will receive your student card and picture in the yearbook.  If you purchased a picture package and you would like a retake, please bring your package with you to the photographer on Wednesday. Additional package information is available for pick-up in the main office for those students interested.

Appex Drivers School
Governor Simcoe!  Appex Driving Academy will be here at the school today at 11:25am.  Come on over and find out how we can help you get your license 4 months earlier!  Appex will be set up in the front foyer.

Redcoat Arts
Start spreading the news! All grade 10, 11, and 12 past and current Arts students who would like to travel to New York City to see the sights and sounds, are asked to attend an information meeting on Wednesday at lunch in the Art Room. Please be prompt so that we can start right away.

Cappies- Mrs. Treschak & Mrs. Risko
All students who applied to be on this years Redcoats Cappies team are asked to attend a quick but MANDATORY meeting on Tuesday, October 17th in room 141F at the start of lunch. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Treschak or Mrs. Risko.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Today marks the start of post-secondary liaison week.  This morning we saw Trent University period 1.  Lakehead University will be here in the seminar room.  The University of Guelph/Humber will be in the library period 4, followed by Conestoga College in the library for period 5.  Interested grade 12 students would have signed up in Guidance last week.  Please make sure you go for attendance before coming down for a session.  Students must have their teacher’s permission to attend.

French Trip - Mme Angelone
Any senior french students interested in taking part in this year’s Quebec trip please see Mme Angelone in 308C for info.  

Jr Boys Volleyball - Mme Angelone
Congratulations to the Jr Boys Volleyball team for their second place finish at the AN Myer Invitational tournament.  Wish them luck as they head to Smithville after school today for their next match.


Friday, October 13, 2017

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members to register online this week to be able to compete Friday November 24th. New members are welcome and encouraged to talk to Mr Potalivo after school in room 308A.

Canadian Blood Services- What’s Your Blood Type - H. Friesen
The Canadian Blood Services will be at Governor Simcoe on Thursday Oct 19 and students will have the opportunity to have their Blood Type identified. This will happen in the front foyer in front of the COOP Office during the lunch period. Students must be at least 16 years of age to participate and will require parental consent if under the age of 17. See Mr. Friesen in the COOP office for a Consent Form or if you have any questions.

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
Calling all artists and designers, the Yearbook is looking for a cover!  Create a cover to this year’s yearbook and, if your’s is chosen as the design, win a free yearbook.  The deadline for entries is Friday, October 13 at Noon.  See Mr. Cote for more details.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Niagara College is here today during period 2 in the Theatre.  Grade 12’s interested in attending must go to period 2 for attendance and permission to attend before coming to the theatre.

Next week is our busy week for post-secondary visitors.  Grade 12 students are asked to make sure they have signed up in Guidance for any presentations that they would like to attend.

Attention College Applicants - Guidance
Simcoe is taking a bus to the Ontario College Information Program at Niagara College on October 23rd.  We will take the first 40 with signed permission forms.  This is your opportunity to meet with all of Ontario’s colleges in one place.  Come to Guidance for a permission form.

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place during 3rd period today!! Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classrooms at this time!!

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
Calling all artists and designers, the Yearbook is looking for a cover!  Create a cover to this year’s yearbook and, if your’s is chosen as the design, win a free yearbook.  The deadline for entries is Friday, October 13 at Noon.  See Mr. Cote for more details.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Tomorrow Niagara college will be here during period 2 in the Theatre.  Students interested in attending should sign up in Guidance today.

EcoClub - Mrs. Tilly
Reminder to all Ecoclub members that we will meet at lunch today in room 310. New members are always welcome!

DECA Business Club - Mr Potalivo
Reminder to DECA members to register online this week to be able to compete Friday November 24th. New members are welcome and encouraged to talk to Mr Potalivo after school in room 308A.

 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
Calling all artists and designers, the Yearbook is looking for a cover!  Create a cover to this year’s yearbook and, if your’s is chosen as the design, win a free yearbook.  The deadline for entries is Friday, October 13 at Noon.  See Mr. Cote for more details.

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
Just a reminder to all girls wanting to play Redcoat Hockey of the information and SIGN UP meeting this Thursday in Room 310 at the beginning of lunch.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Post-secondary schools will be visiting us all of next week.  Grade 12’s are asked to sign up in Guidance this week for sessions they would like to attend.

Please note -  Niagara College will be here this Friday, during period 2 in the Theatre.  Next weeks schedule can be found on the Guidance Event Calendar on our website.
Tests and important lessons take precedence.  If you are interested in attending, but can not, please ask your teacher to send a runner down at the beginning of the session to collect materials for any interested students.

 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

French Department - Mme. Angelone or Mme Key

All grade 11 and 12 students that were interested in the February trip to St. Donat are asked to see Mme Angelone or Mme Key for an important information sheet today. Merci.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Attention College Applicants - Simcoe is taking a bus to the Ontario College Information Program at Niagara College on October 23rd.  We will take the first 40 with signed permission forms.  This is your opportunity to meet with all of Ontario’s colleges in one place.  Come to Guidance for a permission form.
Attention Grade 12 students - You may be getting a Guidance appointment form from your period 1 teacher within the next few months.  Counsellors are attempting to meet with each of you, in addition to our group sessions, to discuss your post-secondary plans.  If you have a question before then please feel free to make an appointment.

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
There will be a sign up and information meeting for all girls interested in playing varsity hockey this season. The meeting will be on Thursday, October 12, in room 310.

Tennis - Ms. Gerbes

Last Wednesday, Isabelle Newkirk competed at SOSSA for senior girl’s singles.  She played very well and came 6th overall in the tournament.  Congratulations Isabelle !

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Reminder that the DECA club will be meeting Today in Room 308A @ Lunch. New members are welcome! See Mr. Potalivo for more information.

SOS - Ms Lockyer
Just a reminder that SOS is meeting today at lunch in room 318.  New members are always welcome!

Girls Basketball - Ms Stiefelmeyer
There will be a mandatory meeting for all members of the girls basketball team today after school in the cafeteria.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Varsity Boys’ Football - Mr. Brophy, Mr. Spiece & Mr. Grantis
Congratulations to the Redcoats Varsity Football team for their big win, against Grimsby yesterday, in the opening game on our new turf field. Simcoe won 27 - 19, on running touchdowns by Darrin J, Remi G, and Danny L, as well as 70 yard catch and run touchdown by Johnny O from Andrew S. Simcoe’s next game will be next Thursday, at home, against Eden. Hope to see you there.

Ecoschools - Mrs. Tilly
Did you know that roughly one-quarter of coral reefs worldwide are already considered damaged beyond repair, with another two-thirds under serious threat. Interested in Making A Difference? Concerned about our Environment? Governor Simcoe is joining the provincial wide initiative to protect and preserve our planet. EcoSchools Ontario is a program designed to take action and make positive, eco-friendly choices in our school and in our community. If you are interested in getting involved, please join the Governor Simcoe Greencoats, a new eco-friendly club at the school. Our first meeting will take place at lunch today at the beginning of lunch in room 310. See Mrs. Tilly for more information.

Track and field - Mr. Lavictoire
Attention track athletes:  Off-season training begins this week, with particular emphasis on hurdles and sprints.  Meet in the weight room Mondays after school, and Thursdays on the track.  All are invited.

Varsity Boys’ Football - Mr. Grantis
Do you like football? Would you like to contribute to Simcoe’s gridiron success without having to put on the pads, and get hit by big guys? We are in need of individuals to act as field crew and timers for home games. Volunteer hours will be assigned and you will be making a big contribution to your school and team. See Mr. Grantis if interested. Any and all students are welcome.

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
Vimy Ridge. Dieppe. D-Day. The Korean War. Iraq. Afghanistan. Canadian forces have served for over a century, helping to keep and build peace all over the world. The Simcoe History department is looking for your work to help create our “Simcoe Remembers” publication for Remembrance Day. We are looking for essays, poems or posters that reflect on the theme of remembrance. Please see Mme Wade if you are interested or want more information.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Attention College Applicants - Simcoe is taking a bus to the Ontario College Information Program at Niagara College on October 23rd.  We will take the first 40 with signed permission forms.  This is your opportunity to meet with all of Ontario’s colleges in one place.  Come to Guidance for a permission form.

Attention Grade 12 students - You may be getting a Guidance appointment form from your period 1 teacher within the next few months.  Counsellors are attempting to meet with each of you, in addition to our group sessions, to discuss your post-secondary plans.  If you have a question before then please feel free to make an appointment.

Cappies - Mrs Risko
Those students interested in being on the Cappies team this year are reminded that their applications for this years team are due no later than 2:10pm today. Please give them to either Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Treschak. Thank you.

Stratford Trip - Mrs. Risko
We have 2 spots left on the annual trip to the Stratford Festival to see the musical “Guys and Dolls.” Please see Mrs. Risko, Mrs. Stickney or Mr. Grant for more information. These trips are always a good time, so don’t wait to secure your spot on the bus!

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
There will be a sign up and information meeting for all girls interested in playing varsity hockey this season. The meeting will be on Thursday, October 12, in room 310.

 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Redcoat Council
Last chance to sign up in today in Guidance for the pumpkin pie eating contest this Thursday in the cafeteria at lunch. The winner will receive a Tim Horton’s  gift card.  

Boys’ Varsity Football - Mr. Brophy, Mr. Spiece & Mr. Grantis
The Redcoats Varsity Boys’ Football team will play their home opener tomorrow, at 3:30 pm, here on our new turf field. Be a part of history, and say you were there, when our new field was used for the very first time, as your Redcoats take on the Grimsby Eagles in regular season action. Find your spot in the bleachers and cheer your home team victory. Hope to see you there!

Senior Boys Volleyball - Mr. Cockburn
The Senior Boys Volleyball team should meet in the U at the start of lunch today for a brief meeting regarding Thursday’s tournament at AN Myer.

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Wednesday, October 4 after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

Track and Field - Mr. Lavictoire
Attention track athletes:  Off-season training begins this week, with particular emphasis on hurdles and sprints.  Meet in the weight room Mondays after school, and Thursdays on the track.  All are invited.

Ecoschools - Mrs. Tilly
Did you know that approximately 5 billion trees are cut down from rainforests every year? Interested in Making A Difference? Concerned about our Environment? Governor Simcoe is joining the Provincial wide initiative to protect and preserve our planet. EcoSchools Ontario is a program designed to take action and make positive, eco-friendly choices in our school and in our community. If you are interested in getting involved, please join the Governor Simcoe Greencoats, a new eco-friendly club at the school. Our first meeting will take place at lunch on Thursday October 5th at the beginning of lunch in room 310. See Mrs. Tilly for more information.

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for You! DECA club will be meeting Today in Room 308A @ Lunch. New members are welcome! See Mr. Potalivo for more information.

Simcoe Remembers - Mme Wade
From the First World War, Second World War and Canada’s numerous peacekeeping missions, close to 2 million men and women have served our country, and over 128 000 have given their lives in defence of peace and freedom. What does it mean to remember the service and sacrifice of so many Canadian service men and women? What does this mean to you? This year the Simcoe History Department is calling on you to help in the creation of a publication called “Simcoe Remembers.” You can write a poem, an essay or make a poster that reflects on the theme of Remembrance. Participating students have a chance to win up to $1000 and a trip to Ottawa for Remembrance Day. Please contact Mme Wade if you are interested or want more information.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Vocals at Simcoe - Mrs. Stickney
Attention all male and female singers! This year, we would like to offer a new and exciting vocal group at Simcoe! We will be holding auditions for this group, after school, on Tuesday, October 10 in the music room. All interested applicants are encouraged to pick up an information sheet outside the music room!

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Wednesday, October 4 after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for you! DECA club will be meeting this Wednesday in Room 308A @ Lunch. New members are welcome! See Mr. Potalivo for more information.

Track and field - Mr. Lavictoire
Attention track athletes:  Off-season training begins this week, with particular emphasis on hurdles and sprints.  Meet in the weight room Mondays after school, and Thursdays on the track.  All are invited.

Ecoschools - Mrs. Tilly
Did you know that every year more than 8 million tonnes of garbage are dumped into our oceans? Interested in Making A Difference? Concerned about our Environment? Governor Simcoe is joining the Provincial wide initiative to protect and preserve our planet. EcoSchools Ontario is a program designed to take action and make positive, eco-friendly choices in our school and in our community. If you are interested in getting involved, please join the Governor Simcoe Greencoats, a new eco-friendly club at the school. Our first meeting will take place at lunch on Thursday October 5th at the beginning of lunch in room 310. See Mrs. Tilly for more information.

Girls Basketball - Ms.  Stiefelmeyer
Come out and support the Senior Girls Basketball team as they play host to St. Mike’s at 1:30pm today in opening round action of the Standard tourny.


Monday, October 2, 2016

Redcoat Council
Attention all Redcoats! Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner. To celebrate, Redcoat Council will be hosting a pumpkin pie eating contest with music in the cafeteria on Thursday, October 5th. Sign up sheets for the contest will be at the front desk in the guidance office! Spaces are limited and it's first, come first serve, so enter soon to get your spot! Prizes will be awarded and we hope to see you there!

Vocals at Simcoe - Mrs. Stickney

Attention all male and female singers! This year, we would like to offer a new and exciting vocal group at Simcoe! We will be holding auditions for this group, after school, on Tuesday, October 10 in the music room. All interested applicants are encouraged to pick up an information sheet outside the music room that will be available after first break today!

Cappies- Mrs. Risko &  Ms. Treschak
All students who love to write, who would like the chance to be published in the St. Catharines Standard, and who enjoy watching live theatre are asked to consider becoming a member of the Redcoat Cappies team. For more information, please come to an information meeting at lunch on Monday, October 2nd in room 141F.

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for You! DECA club will be meeting this Wednesday in Room 308A @ Lunch. New members are welcome! See Mr. Potalivo for more information.

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15 - 4:00 pm.

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Wednesday, October 4 after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Redcoat Council
Attention all Redcoats! Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner. To celebrate, Redcoat Council will be hosting a pumpkin pie eating contest with music in the cafeteria on Thursday, October 5th. Sign up sheets for the contest will be at the front desk in the guidance office! Spaces are limited and it's first, come first serve, so enter soon to get your spot! Prizes will be awarded and we hope to see you there!

Varsity Football - Brophy, Spiece & Grantis

Last night, at St. Catharines Collegiate, your boys’ Varsity Football team won their first game of the season, with a 34-12 victory over the Saints. Touchdowns were scored by Cort D, Johnny O, Joe Fand two by Darrin J. Andrew S played a great game at quarterback, throwing for two touchdown passes. The Redcoats next game is the home opener  and new field dedication, against Grimbsy next Wednesday. Hope to see you there.

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place during period 3 today!! Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classrooms at this time!!

Simcoe T-Shirt Orders - Office
Attention all students.  Order your Governor Simcoe - Our House t-shirt.  You will have until the end of TODAY to complete your order.  Go to our Governor Simcoe website and on the front page you will see “Simcoe t-shirt Orders”.  Click on the link and place your order.  You will need to use your DSBN user name and password to access the site.  Make sure you enter your period one teacher’s name.  If you have a study period/spare during period one, you will be able to select this option.  Don’t forget, you have until the end of TODAY to complete your order.

Girls Basketball - Ms Stiefelmeyer
The St. Catharines Standard Senior Girls Basketball Tourney will be starting next Tuesday at Governor Simcoe.  There will be a buy-in game at 1:30pm on Tuesday.  Tickets will be sold at lunch only on Monday in the cafeteria.  Tickets are $2.00 each. Come out and support the team.

Swimming - Mrs. Tilly
Swimmers, our first practice is today!. Please be ready to swim on the pool deck for 3pm. Please see me if you have any concerns about how to get to the pool.

Cappies- Mrs. Risko & Ms. Treschak
All students who love to write, who would like the chance to be published in the St. Catharines Standard, and who enjoy watching live theatre are asked to consider becoming a member of the Redcoat Cappies team. For more information, please come to an information meeting at lunch on Monday, October 2nd in room 141F.

Icedogs Home Openers - Mr. Tope
The Niagara Icedogs will be here today to sell tickets for tonight’s home opener AND Saturday’s game in the foyer at lunch.  Limited numbers available so get them while you can!

Robotics - Mr. DiRamio & Ms. Risto
Thank you to everyone who applied for robotics! A list of students moving on to the next round is posted on the door of room 130. These students are asked to come to a short meeting after school today in room 130. See Mr. DiRamio in the afternoon if you are unable to attend.

 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Redcoat Council
Attention all Redcoats! Thanksgiving weekend is around the corner. To celebrate, Redcoat Council will be hosting a pumpkin pie eating contest with music in the cafeteria on Thursday, October 5th. Sign up sheets for the contest will be at the front desk in the guidance office! Spaces are limited and it's first, come first serve, so enter soon to get your spot! Prizes will be awarded and we hope to see you there!

Simcoe T-Shirt Orders - Office
Attention all students.  Order your Governor Simcoe - Our House t-shirt.  You will have until the end of Friday to complete your order.  Go to our Governor Simcoe website and on the front page you will see “Simcoe t-shirt Orders”.  Click on the link and place your order.  You will need to use your DSBN user name and password to access the site.  Make sure you enter your period one teacher’s name.  If you have a study period/spare during period one, you will be able to select this option.  Don’t forget, you have until the end of Friday and then the order will be submitted.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Grade 12’s who were interested in the Ministry of Education program where you receive your own guidance counsellor for a year and get your post-secondary application fees paid for are asked to express their interest to Ms. Atack today.

Europe Trip 2019--Mr. Brophy
Are you in Grade 9-12 and are interested in travelling to Europe.  March Break 2019 Simcoe is going to Europe and you are invited!   Have you thought about visiting Italy and Greece?  Last year 21 students went to England and France and had the time of their lives.  Come see Mr. Brophy in the gym at lunch any day to get an information booklet or ask your MSIP teacher for more information.

Arts Council - Mr. Grant
There will be a brief Arts Council meeting in the art room at lunch today.

Girls Basketball - Ms. Stiefelmeyer
The St Catharines Standard Senior Girls Basketball tourny will be starting next Tuesday at Governor Simcoe.  There will be a buy-in game for students at 1:30pm on Tuesday.   Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria at lunch on Monday only.  Tickets are $2.00 each.  Come out and support the team.


Wedesday, September 27, 2017


Simcoe T-Shirt Orders - Office
Attention all students.  Order your Governor Simcoe - Our House t-shirt.  You will have until the end of Friday to complete your order.  Go to our Governor Simcoe website and on the front page you will see “Simcoe t-shirt Orders”.  Click on the link and place your order.  You will need to use your DSBN user name and password to access the site.  Make sure you enter your period one teacher’s name.  If you have a study period/spare during period one, you will be able to select this option.  Don’t forget, you have until the end of Friday and then the order will be submitted.

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for You! All interested students are encouraged to come to the first meeting TODAY in Room 308A @ lunch or speak to Mr. Potalivo.

The Book Club for One and All - Mr. Pierce & Mrs. Smith
Any students who enjoy reading, eating pizza,  and talking about books are invited to room 141A every Wednesday at lunch.  New members are always welcome.

Swim Team - Mrs. Tilly
All students planning on swimming for Simcoe this year must meet at the beginning of lunch in 310 today. There have been some major changes to our swim schedule that need to be discussed ASAP.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Just a reminder to grade 12’s that there is an important session for you today - Period 4 marks your 4th session.  We will take you from exploring interests to matching passion to post-secondary program.  Please go to attendance period 4 first and then join us in the theatre.

Arts Council - Mr. Grant
There will be a brief Arts Council meeting in the art room at lunch on tomorrow.

Sr.  Girls Basketball - Ms. Stiefelmeyer
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Basketball team for their win against Thorold last night by a score of 39-18.  Leading the way in scoring was Ally A. with 14 points, Jaida S. with 10 and Alicia R. with 8.  Another great all around team effort.  The girls are off to Orillia on Friday.  Good luck team!

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for You! All interested students are encouraged to come to the first meeting Wednesday September 27 in Room 308A @ Lunch or speak to Mr. Potalivo.

The Book Club for One and All - Mr. Pierce & Mrs. Smith
Any students who enjoy reading, eating pizza,  and talking about books are invited to room 141A every Wednesday at lunch.  New members are always welcome.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Just a reminder to grade 12’s that there is an important session for you tomorrow - Period 4 tomorrow marks your 4th session entitled, “I am so overwhelmed.  What do I do?”  We will take you from exploring interests to matching passion to post-secondary program.  Please go for attendance first. 

Cafeteria
This week we are celebrating summer in the fall!  Wednesday is our first Pita Day of the year.  Come in and preorder until 10 am and avoid lineups.  Just pick it up at lunch or get it made to order at lunchtime.  You can purchase freezies for $1.00 and ice cream treats for $2.00.  Bacon burgers, Mexican fries, Chicken Alfredo and lots more!  See you there!

 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Jazz Band - Mrs. Stickney
Attention Simcoe Jazz Band members! There will be a rehearsal after school today beginning at 2:20 p.m. Looking for new members that play either trombone or saxophone.

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Calling all Redcoat artists: Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Art Club meets every Monday after school. Mr. Grant is also looking for a person or persons to help organize the parade float materials for next year. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant for details.

Orange Shirt Day - Ms. Gerbes
Did you know that there is archeological evidence of Indigenous peoples living in Canada 13,000 - 15,000 years ago?  Europeans arrived to the land we now call Canada less than 500 years ago. Orange Shirt Day is a day to celebrate Indigenous cultures in Canada.  This Friday all classes will take a moment to learn about Canada’s Indigenous populations. All staff and students are encouraged to wear orange this Friday.  

Anime Club - Mr. Meloche
Anime club starts today at lunch in room 123.

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for You! All interested students are encouraged to come to the first meeting Wednesday September 27 in Room 308A @ Lunch or speak to Mr. Potalivo.

Rankin Run - Miss Lockyer
Thanks again to everyone that made this year’s Rankin Run such a success!  We were able to raise over $4000 for this great cause!  Congratulations to Dylan Davidson and Rihab Nori for winning the Samsung Galaxy tablets and to Miss Scordino’s period 1, grade 12 chemistry class for being the top fundraising class - they raised almost $500!  Way to go Simcoe!

 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Governor Simcoe Parade Float Decoration - Mr. Grant
Mr. Grant is looking for a float decorating crew for this Saturday’s Grape and Wine Parade. The float decoration will happen at 5:00pm TODAY at CAA across from Brock University. It should take 1.5 hours to decorate. Interested students will need to make their own way to (and from) the CAA. Community hours will be given. See Mr. Grant for details.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
If you would like to change your MSIP, students may pick up an “MSIP Request Change Form” from Guidance this week.  In order to change an msip you must get permission from the teacher you would like to leave as well as the teacher you would like to go to.  Changes will only be made when there is adequate room in an MSIP.  Forms will be out for the rest of this week and can be handed back in to Guidance on Monday.

Tennis - Ms. Gerbes
This past Tuesday Governor Simcoe’s Senior Tennis team competed at Zone. Lucas Romanelli came third overall in boy’s singles after losing a heartbreaker in the semifinals. Isabelle Newkirk didn’t lose a match all day and won the girl’s singles division.  Isabelle will move on to compete in SOSSA in early October.  Great playing team!

Anime Club - Mr. Meloche
Governor Simcoe Anime Club Starts on Monday the 24th in room 123 at lunch.

DECA Business Club - Mr. Potalivo
Are you interested in FUN, REAL-LIFE Business Experience? Then DECA is for You! All interested students are encouraged to come to the first meeting Wednesday September 27 in Room 308A @ Lunch or speak to Mr. Potalivo.

Cross Country - Mr Quinn
Attention all Redcoat Cross Country runners. We have a quick meeting today at lunchtime in Mr. Quinn’s room, 141E. This will be a brief, but mandatory meeting in preparation for Mondy’s Bulldog Invitational, our first meet of the season. We need to review a few items. All forms to Mr. Lavictoire, and fees to Mr Quinn, ASAP. Must be in before Monday’s meet.

 

Thursday,  September 21, 2017

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place during period 4 today!! Please place all grey and blue boxes in the hallways at this time!!!!

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Thursday, September 21st after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

Governor Simcoe Parade Float Decoration - Mr. Grant
Mr. Grant is looking for a float decorating crew for this Saturday’s Grape and Wine Parade. The float decoration will happen at 5:00pm on Friday, September, 22nd at CAA across from Brock University. It should take 1.5 hours to decorate. Interested students will need to make their own way to (and from) the CAA. Community hours will be given. See Mr. Grant for details.

Cross Country - Mr Quinn
Reminder to all runners, please get your completed forms and money to Mr Lavictoire immediately. First meet is this coming Monday at Burgoyne Woods. Deadline for ordering Cross Country gear is Sept 24th. Please see Mr Quinn if you have any questions.

Swim Team - Mrs. Tilly
Attention swimmers!! The Simcoe swim team will be having our first information meeting today at the beginning of lunch in room 310. This team is for both competitive and noncompetitive swimmers as you will compete in completely different race categories. No previous swim team experience is necessary, although being a strong swimmer is a required skill. Please see Mrs.Tilly for more information.

SOS - Ms. Lockyer
This is a reminder to members of SOS to come to Room 318 at lunch to help prepare for the Rankin Run tomorrow!

Rankin Run - Ms. Lockyer
Tomorrow is the big day for the Rankin Run!  You will be receiving your Rankin Run t-shirts hopefully today - please wear them tomorrow for the walk.  If you did not get a t-shirt, please wear Simcoe spirit wear!  Also, remember that there is a food truck coming - Yummy Treats!  Please bring cash if you want to partake - the food truck will be available for everyone at Simcoe!  Yummy treats menu varies from $3-$6. Also, there will be limited hamburgers and hotdogs for sale for non-participants for $1.

Robotics - Mr. DiRamio
There will be a short meeting after school today for anyone new interested in joining the robotics team this year. We will be meeting in room 130 at 2:15pm.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
If you would like to change your MSIP, students may pick up an “MSIP Request Change Form” from Guidance this week.  In order to change an MSIP you must get permission from the teacher you would like to leave as well as the teacher you would like to go to.  Changes will only be made when there is adequate room in an msip.  Forms will be out for the rest of this week and can be handed back in to Guidance on Monday.

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Governor Simcoe Parade Float Decoration - Mr. Grant
Mr. Grant is looking for a float decorating crew for this Saturday’s Grape and Wine Parade. The float decoration will happen at 5:00pm on Friday, September, 22nd at CAA across from Brock University. It should take 1.5 hours to decorate. Interested students will need to make their own way to (and from) the CAA. Community hours will be given. See Mr. Grant for details.

Rankin Run - Miss Lockyer
Tomorrow is that last day to hand in your Rankin Run registration form and money to participate in this amazing event!  BBQ and food trucks to follow!  Be the change you want to see in the world!

Robotics - Mr. DiRamio
There will be a short meeting after school on Thursday for anyone new interested in joining the robotics team this year. We will be meeting in room 130 at 2:15pm.

Swim Team - Mrs. Tilly
Attention swimmers!! The Simcoe swim team will be having our first information meeting tomorrow, Thursday September 21st at the beginning of lunch in room 310. This team is for both competitive and noncompetitive swimmers as you will compete in completely different race categories. No previous swim team experience is necessary, although being a strong swimmer is a required skill. Please see Mrs.Tilly for more information.

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Thursday, September 21st after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Grade 9 Senate Applications - Ms. Atack
A final reminder to Grade 9’s wanting a seat on Student Council.  Applications must be handed in to Ms. Atack in the Guidance Office by Wednesday, September 20th.   That’s tomorrow folks. This is a hard deadline.

School Nurse:
Reminder that the school nurse is at Governor Simcoe all day today

Rankin Run - Miss Lockyer
Remember to get in your Rankin Run registration form and money by this Thursday to participate in this amazing event!  Forms can be handed in at the registration table in the front foyer before school or at lunch.

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Thursday, September 21st after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

Girls Field Hockey - Mr. Potalivo
Congratulations to the girls on their victory against Eden. Reminder that any outstanding team fees must be paid through School Cash Online or to Miss Lockyer before Friday’s tournament.

Governor Simcoe Parade Float Decoration - Mr. Grant
Mr. Grant is looking for a float decorating crew for this Saturday’s Grape and Wine Parade. The float decoration will happen at 5:00pm on Friday, September, 22nd at CAA across from Brock University. It should take 1.5 hours to decorate. Interested students will need to make their own way to (and from) the CAA. Community hours will be given. See Mr. Grant for details.

Swim Team - Mrs. Tilly
Attention swimmers!! The Simcoe swim team will be having our first information meeting this Thursday September 21st at the beginning of lunch in room 310. This team is for both competitive and noncompetitive swimmers as you will compete in completely different race categories. No previous swim team experience is necessary, although being a strong swimmer is a required skill. Please see Mrs.Tilly for more information

Jr Boys Volleyball - Mme Angelone
Last night your Jr Boys Volleyball team faced 12 time SOSSA champions Eden in their home opener.  The boys played a great game and defeated Eden 2-1 in their first match of the season.  Way to go Redcoats!  Come cheer on our teams next Thursday as we take on Thorold in “our house.”

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rankin Run - Miss Lockyer
Anyone who is still interested in participating in the Rankin Run on Friday, you can still hand in your registration form and money this week but you may not get a t-shirt.  You can give your form to Miss Lockyer or there will be a table set up in the front lobby before school and at Lunch starting tomorrow.  You can also still fundraise money for Rankin - remember that for every $10 you raise, you get a ticket in the draw for the Samsung Galaxy tablets!

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening today after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Art Club will be running every Monday after school.

Governor Simcoe Parade Float Decoration - Mr. Grant
Mr. Grant is looking for a float decorating crew for this Saturday’s Grape and Wine Parade. The float decoration will happen at 5:00pm on Friday, September, 22nd at CAA across from Brock University. It should take 1.5 hours to decorate. Interested students will need to make their own way to and from the CAA. Community hours will be given. See Mr. Grant for details.

Student Council - Ms. Atack
Grade 9 students are reminded that they can pick up an application to either run for a seat on Student Council or register to be a helper for events.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Those students running for council seats must have the completed application returned to Ms. Atack in the Guidance Office by Wednesday, September 20th.  This is a hard deadline.

Guidance - Ms. Atack DiDomenico
Grade 9 students - Please make sure you hand in your BBQ forms to your period 1 teacher. If you forgot today make sure you bring your form in for Monday.

Grade 12 students - Tomorrow during period 2 you will have your first mandatory meeting with Guidance to discuss the post-secondary schedule for this year.  We will meet in the Auditorium directly after announcements.   

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Thursday, September 21st after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

Girls Field Hockey - Mr. Potalivo
All members of the Girls Field Hockey team please bring signed permission forms and registration fees to Miss Lockyer. These must be in to play today - please change and meet at the U at 2:20.

SOS - MIss Lockyer
SOS is meeting today at lunch in room 318.  New members are always welcome.  

Girls Basketball - Ms Stiefelmeyer
All members of the girls basketball team need to meet in the girls change room at the start of lunch for a brief meeting.


Friday, September 15, 2017

Student Council - Ms. Atack
Grade 9 students are reminded that they can pick up an application to either run for a seat on Student Council or register to be a helper for events.  Applications are available in the Guidance Office.  Those students running for council seats must have the completed application returned to Ms. Atack in the Guidance Office by Wednesday, September 20th.  This is a hard deadline.

Robotics - Mr. DiRamio
On Monday there will be a meeting after school for all returning members of the robotics team. There will be an announcement for the new member meeting soon.

Tennis - Ms. Gerbes
There will NOT be a tennis practice after school today.  See you at Guy Road Park on Monday - you must have your forms and money on Monday in order to play on Tuesday.

Recycling - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place period 3 today!! Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classrooms at this time!!

Girls Field Hockey - Mr. Potalivo
All members of the girls field hockey team please bring signed permission forms and registration fees to Miss Lockyer. These must be in before Monday’s game.

Jr Boys Volleyball - Angelone
Reminder to all members of the Jr Boys Volleyball team to please bring your signed permission forms and registration fees to Mme Angelone ASAP.  These must be in before Monday’s game.

Senior Boys Volleyball - Mr. Cockburn
Attention all staff and students!! The Junior and Senior Boys volleyball teams host the Eden Flyers on Monday September 18th!! Junior Boys play at 3:30 pm and the Senior Boys play at 5:00 pm. Come on out and cheer on your Boys Volleyball teams to victory!!!

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Guidance - Ms. Atack DiDomenico
Just a reminder to grade 9 students to return their BBQ forms to their period 1 teachers today and tomorrow.  Forms are due by Monday.

Today there will be an assembly for all grade 9 Students with Motivational Speaker Ian Tyson during Period 4.  Period 4 grade 9 teachers and MSIP teachers who have grade 9’s in their MSIP’s period 4 please take attendance and then escort/excuse grade 9’s to come to the auditorium.

Tennis - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a tennis practice after school today.  Please meet at Guy Road Park at 2:30 ready to play.

PSAT Testing - Guidance
Any grade 10 or 11 student who is considering attending post-secondary school in the U.S.A. should complete the PSAT test.   The test is October 11th at Governor Simcoe and the cost is $25.00 (US Funds).  Those interested should see Mr. Tope in Guidance ASAP!

Field Hockey - Potalivo
A reminder that there is a girls field hockey practice today after school. Please change and be ready at Guy Road Park by 2:35.

Cheerleading - Ms. Breivik
Tryouts for this year’s Cheerleading team take place next Monday and Thursday from 6-8 pm in the Lincoln Centennial Elementary School gym.  Check posters around the school or ask Ms. Breivik if you have any questions.

Governor Simcoe Rankin Run - Ms. Lockyer
Simcoe’s Rankin Run is fast approaching on Friday September 22!  Remember to bring in your forms and money by tomorrow to get a Rankin Run t-shirt.  This is going to be a great event followed by a BBQ and we even have some food trucks coming - an amazing day that also gives back to our community!

Chess Club - Mrs. Minniti
Anyone interested in joining the chess team, there will be a meeting today at lunch.  There has been a room change, everyone can meet in room 207A.  Everyone welcome!

French Trip-Mme Key
Any core or  extended French students in Grades 11 and 12 interested in the possibility of a trip in mid-February to St. Donat, Quebec please meet Mme Angelone and Mme Key today at the start of lunch in room 308D.

Yearbook - Mr. Cote
The yearbook committee will be meeting Thursday, September 21st after school in room 124.  Past and new members are welcome.

Music - Mrs. Stickney
Piano Player needed! If you have your Grade 6 Royal Conservatory or higher, please see Mrs. Stickney today about playing piano for the Simcoe Jazz Band.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tennis - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a tennis practice after school today.  Please meet at Guy Road Park at 2:30 ready to play.

PSAT Testing - Guidance.  
Any grade 10 or 11 student who is considering attending post-secondary school in the U.S.A. should complete the PSAT test.   The test is October 11th at Governor Simcoe and the cost is $25.00 (US Funds).  Those interested should see Mr.Tope in Guidance ASAP!

Field Hockey - Potalivo
A reminder that there is a girl’s field hockey practice today after school. Please change and be ready at Guy Road Park by 2:35.

Chess Club - Mrs. Minniti
Chess Club will begin Thursday at lunch.  Please meet in the library at the beginning of lunch.

Cheerleading - Ms. Breivik
Tryouts for this year’s Cheerleading team take place next Monday and Thursday from 6-8 pm in the Lincoln Centennial Elementary School gym.  Check posters around the school or ask Ms. Breivik if you have any questions.

The Boys’ Book Club -- Mr. Pierce
The Boys’ Book Club meets Wednesdays at lunch in room 141A.  All returning and new members are welcome.  Bring your lunch or stop by to see what we are all about.  

Governor Simcoe Rankin Run - Ms. Lockyer
Just a reminder to bring in your Rankin Run registration form and $10 by Friday to get a Rankin Run t-shirt!  Every extra $10 that you fundraise gets you a ticket in our draw for one of two Samsung Galaxy Tablets!  Be the change you want to see in the world!!!

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Guidance - Ms Atack DiDomenico
Attention all Grade 12 students: Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 19th during Period 2 in the Theatre.  To see a complete list of upcoming meetings please go the Simcoe website and take a look on the Guidance Event Calendar.

Tennis - Ms. Gerbes
There will be a tennis practice after school today.  Please meet at Guy Road park at 2:30 ready to play.

PSAT Testing - Guidance
Any grade 10 or 11 student who is considering attending post-secondary school in the U.S.A. should complete the PSAT test.   The test is October 11th at Governor Simcoe and the cost is $25.00 (US Funds).  Those interested should see Mr. Tope in Guidance ASAP!

Field Hockey - Potalivo
A reminder that there is a girls field hockey practice today after school. Please change and be ready at Guy Road Park by 2:35.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Picture Day - Office
Bring your “smile”.  Picture Day is Tuesday, September 12th (tomorrow).  All students must have their pictures taken for a Student ID Card (no cost) and yearbook (if permission was documented on the student registration form).

Golf - Riediger
If you signed up for the golf try-outs please see Mr. Riediger today to get the permission forms.The try-out is this Wednesday at Twenty Valley Golf Club.

SOS - Lockyer    
Just a reminder that anyone interested in SOS should come to our first meeting today at lunch in room 316.

Field Hockey - Potalivo
A reminder that there is a girls field hockey practice today after school. Please change and be ready in the U at 2:20.

Art Club - Grant
This year art club will be hip and happening on Mondays after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. The first Art Club for 2017 will be on Monday, September, 18th.

Jr Boys VolleyballAngelone
Just a reminder to the Jr Boys Volleyball team that our first practice is today at 4pm.

Jazz Band - Mrs. Stickney
Attention Musicians! If you would like to be part of this year’s Simcoe Jazz Band, rehearsals start after school, TODAY, in the music room. You must be able to read music in order to join! New members are always welcome! See you at 2:20!


Friday, September 8, 2017

Golf - Riediger
Any students who are wishing to play golf at Governor Simcoe this fall: there is a signup sheet on the door of room 301. The practice round is next Wednesday, September 13.

SOS - Lockyer    
For anyone interested in being a part of the Simcoe Outreach Society, our first meeting will be on Monday, September 11 at lunch in room 316.  Come on out and be the change you want to see in the world!

Cross Country- Quinn
Reminder to all cross country members, we are running after school today. We will meet in the courtyard at the front of the school. Practice starts at 2:30pm sharp.

Field Hockey - Potalivo
A reminder that the next girls field hockey practice will take place Monday after school. Please change and be ready in the U at 2:20.

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Golf - Riediger  
     
Any students who are wishing to play golf at Governor Simcoe this fall: there is a signup sheet on the door of room 301. The practice round is next Wednesday, Sept 13.

Jr Boys Volleyball - Angelone
    
Reminder that Jr. boys volleyball tryouts continue today at 4pm in the gym.

Football - Brophy      
Reminder that anyone interested in playing football this year is to meet behind the gym wearing t shirts and shorts.  New players are always encouraged to join.

Field Hockey - Lockyer     
This is a reminder that any girls interested in trying out for the field hockey team, please meet today after school in the front lobby ready to practice!

SOS - Lockyer
    
For anyone interested in being a part of the Simcoe Outreach Society, our first meeting will be on Monday, September 11 at lunch in room 316.  Come on out and be the change you want to see in the world!

Boys Volleyball - Stiefelmeyer      
Ms Stiefelmeyer is looking for students who will scorekeep and line for the boys volleyball season. Please see Ms Stiefelmeyer in the gym if you are interested in helping out.  This is a good way to earn community hours.

Cross Country - Quinn    
Attention to anyone interested in running cross country this year, come see Mr Quinn in room 141E, located on the first floor in the English hallway. For those who attended yesterday’s meeting, we are running today after school. All forms are to be returned to Mr Lavictoire.


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sr Boys Volleyball - Cockburn      
Sr Boys Volleyball tryouts will take place after school today at 4pm

Girls Basketball - Stiefelmeyer      
Tryouts for both Jr and Sr Girls Basketball will continue today at 2:20 in the gym

Golf - Riediger     
Any students who are wishing to play golf at Governor Simcoe this fall, there is a signup sheet on the door of room 301

Jr Boys Volleyball - Angelone     
Reminder to any boys wishing to tryout for the Jr Boys Volleyball team that tryouts will be held today and tomorrow at 4 pm in the gym

Football - Brophy     
The first football practice of the year is today right after school.  Anyone interested is encouraged to come out.  Both Sr and Jr programs will begin tonight.  We will be meeting behind the school and as a group walk over to Guy Road Park

Cross Country - Quinn  
There is a meeting for all cross country runners, old and new, today after school in Rm 141E.  This room is located on the first floor in the English hall.  Runners of all levels are welcome.  See you after school

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tennis: Ms. Gerbes      
There will be a meeting tomorrow at the beginning of lunch for anyone interested in playing tennis this year in Room 318.  Practices will start on Thursday right after school.  The tennis season is short and the teams are picked by next week so you need to attend the meeting tomorrow and be ready to play.
 
Girls Basketball: Ms. Stiefelmeyer  
The senior girls basketball team will begin practices today after school at 2:20pm in the gym.  Any grade 9 and 10s who are interested in playing basketball can attend the practice today.  Junior tryouts officially will start on Wednesday at 2:20pm
 
Athletics: Ms. Stiefelmeyer    
If you are a new student to the school and have come from another high school and want to play sports at Simcoe this year, you must see Ms. Stiefelmeyer in the gym at lunch to get a transfer form.  You will not be eligible to play school sports until this form is completed.
 
Sr. Boys Volleyball : Mr. Cockburn      
Attention any and all boys interested in playing Senior Boys volleyball! There will be a brief but very important meeting outside the gym immediately after school today! Tryouts will begin Wednesday at 4pm sharp!
 
Field Hockey:  Ms. Lockyer    
All girls who are interested in playing field hockey this year - there will be a quick intro meeting Wednesday at the beginning of lunch in room 308A.
 
Football:  Mr. Brophy  
Are you ready for some football!   Redcoats football both senior and junior practices will begin tomorrow after school.   Practices will be every day after school from 2:30 to 4:30.   Shorts, t shirt and running shoes or cleats are all this is necessary.   If you have any questions or are unable to make the first practice come see Mr. Brophy at lunch in the gym. 
 
Jr Boys Volleyball:  Ms. Angelone    
Any Jr boys interested in playing volleyball this year are asked to attend a brief meeting in room 308C at lunch today.  Try outs will be this Wednesday and Thursday at 4pm in the gym.