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2016-2017 Semester One Archive

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

There will be a Boys Soccer Scrimmage today in the gym at 2:15pm.           

BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Mrs.Risko

ALL students involved in ""Beauty and the Beast"", AND all members of the Arts Council, are asked to attend a mandatory meeting today at lunch time in the theatre. It won't take all lunch period, but it is IMPERATIVE that you attend.  See you at lunch, in the theatre.          

LIBRARY – Mrs. Alexander                                                                                       

Please return all library books as soon as possible. They need to be checked in and ready for second semester.

Locker Cleanout this morning from 8:15-8:30 A.M.



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

 

GUITAR CLUB – Mr. Hartley           

Guitar Club is not being held tomorrow, but it will be back the first Wednesday of semester two.  New members are always welcome, and all you'll need is a guitar. 

GIRLS HOCKEY - DT            

Any players that need a ride to the practice today at 4:00 at Bill Burgoyne can meet DT in the front foyer at 3:30    

BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Mrs.Risko                                                                                                             

ALL students involved in ""Beauty and the Beast"", AND all members of the Arts Council, are asked to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, January 25th at lunch time in the theatre. It won't take all lunch period, but it is IMPERATIVE that you attend.  Thank you, and see you on Wednesday.

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer                                                      

There will be a Boys Soccer Scrimmage on Wednesday in the gym at 2:15pm.                                                               

LIBRARY – Mrs. Alexander                                                                                       

Please return all library books as soon as possible. They need to be checked in and ready for second semester.

FRENCH CLUB – Mme. Salvas & Mme.Key                                                                                                  

Any students in the Core or extended French programs interested in attending a French cultural day and lunch, on Wednesday February 8, at the Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, are to see Mme Key, Mme Angelone, Mlle Salvas or Mme Johnston today for a permission form and more information. Forms and money are due this Thursday.

MUSIC – Mrs.Stickney                                                                                                                                     

Would Abbey Jarrett, Cassandra Groff and Elisa Davis please see Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible



Monday, January 23, 2017

 

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope     

The Schulich Leader Scholarship is a National award recognizing our countries top high school graduates.  If you are interested in this very prestigious award please see Mr. Tope before the end of the day.  Each school may nominate ONE student only.                                                                                                         

GUITAR CLUB – Mr. Hartley           

Guitar Club will not meet this week, but we'll be back the first Wednesday of semester two.  Keep practicing until then!

FRENCH CLUB – Mme. Key       

Would all members of French club please see Mme Key sometime today to pick up a permission form for our February trip.                                                                                                         

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney

There will be a Jazz Band rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20.



Friday, January 20, 2017

DRAMA – Mrs. Risko

 

If you are looking for a great way to relax and take your mind off of exams and final projects, please come and join us in the theatre on Friday for the Drama department’s annual “Winter Showcase” This year, we have one performance that will be performed by the grade 10 drama class, and two that are performed by the members of the grade 12 class. Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $5.  Show time is 7pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all students who have signed up to help, or who want to help with the props and costumes for Beauty and the Beast! There is an important meeting on Thursday at lunch in the theatre for all students wanting to help. We need a LOT of help, so if you are creative, have a good eye for costumes and like using glue guns, then this is where you need to be. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko as soon as possible. Thank you                                                                     

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

There will be a Boys Soccer Scrimmage in the gym today at 2:15 pm.          

RECYCLING CLUB – Mr. Cockburn                

Attention staff!! Recycling will take place immediately after this morning's announcements. Please place all grey and blue boxes outside your classroom at this time!!                                                                                                                                                   

ICE HOCKEY - DT

Please dismiss the Girls Hockey Team today at 1:30 for our game in Ridgeway Crystal Beach.



Thursday, January 19, 2017

DRAMA – Mrs. Risko

 

If you are looking for a great way to relax and take your mind off of exams and final projects, please come and join us in the theatre on Friday for the Drama department’s annual “Winter Showcase” This year, we have one performance that will be performed by the grade 10 drama class, and two that are performed by the members of the grade 12 class. Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $5.  Show time is 7pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all students who have signed up to help, or who want to help with the props and costumes for Beauty and the Beast! There is an important meeting today at lunch in the theatre for all students wanting to help. We need a LOT of help, so if you are creative, have a good eye for costumes and like using glue guns, then this is where you need to be. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko as soon as possible. Thank you                                                              

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

There will be a Boys Soccer Scrimmage in the gym on Friday at 2:15 pm.  

ICE DOG TICKETS

The Ice Dogs will be in today to sell $2.00 tickets for tonight’s game. They will be here at lunch in the main foyer.  



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ROWING -  Mr. Tope         

 

There will be a brief but MANDATORY meeting for ALL rowers today at the beginning of lunch in the Library.  ALL MUST ATTEND!

DRAMA – Mrs. Risko

If you are looking for a great way to relax and take your mind off of exams and final projects, please come and join us in the theatre on Friday for the Drama department’s annual “Winter Showcase” This year, we have one performance that will be performed by the grade 10 drama class, and two that are performed by the members of the grade 12 class. Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $5.  Show time is 7pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all students who have signed up to help, or who want to help with the props and costumes for Beauty and the Beast! There is an important meeting on Thursday at lunch in the theatre for all students wanting to help. We need a LOT of help, so if you are creative, have a good eye for costumes and like using glue guns, then this is where you need to be. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko as soon as possible. Thank you                                                                     

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant     

The last art club session of the semester will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00 pm.  However, fear not, art clubbers, AC will return early in semester two...                  

GIRS SOFTBALL - Mrs. Davis-Thompson

Any female softball players that are interested in getting a head start to the season can sign up for a 6 week Softball Program put on by a former Simcoe player that played for Texas State University. She will be joined by a former Major League Baseball player. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Davis-Thompson down in Girls Phys Ed.                                                                                                                                                              

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack   

Today Niagara College Youth Job Link will be here at lunch -Students 15 years old and over – If you’ve landed your first job ever in the past 6 months, visit the Niagara College info table outside of the cafeteria today during your lunch period. They can provide you with up to $300 to help cover the cost of work clothes, shoes or transportation. Visit the booth today for more details.

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

There will be a Boys Soccer Scrimmage in the gym on Friday at 2:15 pm.  

LIBRARY – Mrs. Alexander

IMPORTANT REMINDER FROM THE LIBRARY:  Please return your library books as soon as possible. They must be back before the end of semester one.





Monday, January 16, 2017

 

CO-OP – Mr. Friesen

The Canadian Blood Services is in URGENT need of blood! If you are at least 17 years of age you have the opportunity to save lives. The Canadian Blood Services Life Bus will be at our school on Thursday Jan 19th.

This will also be a great way to gain valuable Community Hours. Please see Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office asap if you are interested and want to sign up or just have questions.                                                                                 

ROWING -  Mr. Tope         

There will be a brief but MANDATORY meeting for ALL rowers this WEDNESDAY at the beginning of lunch in the Library.  ALL MUST ATTEND!

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack   

A note just came through on Friday from the Ontario University Application Centre.  Grade 12's who have applied to university please listen up:  There may be up to a two-week delay before students hear from universities acknowledgement of receipt of their applications.  This is due to an updated program that is resulting in delayed processes this year.  Please have patience and know that waiting two weeks for an acknowledgement is considered ""normal"" right now. 

Staff and Students please welcome our 7 visiting Chinese students who are shadowing grade 10 and 11 students here at Governor Simcoe for this week and next Monday and Tuesday.  The students are here to gain an Ontario Educational experience.  Please make them feel welcome.

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney             

Attention Jazz Band Members - Jazz Band Rehearsals resume after school today in the Music Room. Please be ready to play at 2:20.  Just a reminder to the members of the Ladies Choir that your shirt money is now overdue. Please see Mrs. Stickney in the Music Room as soon as possible.                                                                                                                                                              
SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - Mr.Riediger                                                                                                                                               
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Volleyball Team who won the Jean Vanier tournament on Friday. They finished first in their pool, then thrashed Thorold in the semis and then defeated the host school 2 games to 0 in the finals . this is their second tournament championship of the season.                                                                                                                                                            
DRAMA – Mrs. Risko

If you are looking for a great way to relax and take your mind off of exams and final projects, please come and join us in the theatre on Friday for the Drama Department’s annual “Winter Showcase” This year, we have one performance that will be performed by the grade 10 drama class, and two that are performed by the members of the grade 12 class. Admission is pay what you can, with a suggested donation of $5.  Show time is 7pm, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Attention all students who have signed up to help, or who want to help with the props and costumes for Beauty and the Beast! There is an important meeting on Thursday at lunch in the theatre for all students wanting to help. We need a LOT of help, so if you are creative, have a good eye for costumes and like using glue guns, then this is where you need to be. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko as soon as possible. Thank you!



Friday, January 13, 2017

 

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

Boys soccer is starting again today at 2:15 pm in the gym.                                  

LIBRARY – Mrs. Alexander

IMPORTANT REMINDER FROM THE LIBRARY:  Please return your library books as soon as possible. They must be back before the end of semester one.

RECYCLING CLUB – Mr. Cockburn                

Attention staff!! Recycling will take place after this morning's announcements!! Please place all blue and grey boxes outside your classrooms at this time!! Thanks!                  

ROWING -  Mr. Tope         

There will be a brief but MANDATORY meeting for ALL rowers next WEDNESDAY at the beginning of lunch in the Library.  ALL MUST ATTEND!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

BOYS SOCCER – Mrs. Stiefelmeyer 
                                         

 

Boys Soccer will be starting up again on Friday at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Those interested please come out.

FROM THE NURSE:

Please note that the Nurse will not be in the school today. She will be in again next Tuesday, January 17th.

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack   

Avondale Dairy Bar is looking for spring/summer workers.  Interested?  They will be at Simcoe February 16th handing out application @ lunch in the main foyer.                                                                                                                                                                                   

FRENCH CLUB – Mme. Key & Mme Salvas                                                                                                  

Just a reminder that there is a brief but very important French club meeting today at lunch in room 308D.  If you can not attend, please see Mme Key or Mme Salvas so we can let you know about an upcoming event.  Bonne journée!                 




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant

Art Club will be hip and happening TODAY, Wednesday, January 11th from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Art Club provides a great opportunity for students to get into their ""creative zones"", fine tune their drawing and painting chops and/or experiment with new media. Art Club also provides current visual arts' students with the studio space to get caught up or work ahead on art assignments. Today's AC will be the second-to-last Art Club session this semester, but fear not Art Clubbers: AC will be back at the beginning of semester two.          

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY - DT          

Any female hockey players that need a ride to the game today at Jack Gatecliff, need to meet in the front foyer at 3:30.

CO-OP – Mr. Friesen

The Canadian Blood Services is in URGENT need of blood! If you are at least 17 years of age you have the opportunity to save lives. The Canadian Blood Services Life Bus will be at our school on Thursday Jan 19th.

This will also be a great way to gain valuable Community Hours. Please see Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office asap if you are interested and want to sign up or just have questions.                                                     

BOYS SOCCER – Mrs. Stiefelmeyer                           

Boys Soccer will be starting up again on Friday at 2:15 pm in the gym.  Those interested please come out.

DRAMA – Mrs. Risko                                                                                                                                     

Just a reminder to all Beauty & the Beast cast members to please check the schedule for rehearsal times. AND there is a rehearsal tonight at 4:30 p.m.    



Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

CO–OP- Mr. Friesen

Any student that is taking Co-op in the second semester is asked to make an appointment with Mr. Friesen asap to assist in planning their co-op placement.

MUSIC CONCERT – Mrs. Stickney

The Christmas Music Concert is happening tonight at 7pm in the Theatre. Admission is $3 at the door. If you want to get into the holiday spirit, come out and join us for a holly jolly night of music and fun!

SIMCOE BUDDIES- Ms. Nuyten                                                                             

Also a final merry reminder that your form and money is due to Ms. Nuyten today! For our trip to see the movie SING on December 22nd at the Pen.

ICEDOGS - MR. TOPE

The Icedogs Staff will be here on Friday to sell $2.00 dollar tickets for this Saturday's Game against the highly touted Windsor Spitfires. This should be a heated battle with former Governor Simcoe Students Graham Knott and Haydon McCool playing for the Spitfires.

RECYCLING – Mr. Cockburn

Attention all staff!! Recycling will take place immediately after this morning's announcements! Please place grey and blue boxes outside your classroom at this time!!

MUSIC – Mrs. Stickney

Attention all jazz band members! You are to meet in the theatre this morning at 8:40. Ladies choir please meet in theatre at the beginning of period 2 today. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

Last night at St Catharines Collegiate Hana Parkin and Hope Berg represented Governor Simcoe in the Niagara Regional High School All Star Basketball Game.  Both girls were selected from a large group of area players.  Hana Parkin was selected MVP of her team and scored 7 points.  Hope Berg chipped in 2 points.  Great job girls.  You represented Simcoe well.



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant    

Art Club will be hip and happening today (hurray!) after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Art Club provides an excellent opportunity for students to both explore new visual arts' media and/or catch up on current visual art assignments. Come on out! The AC vibe is chilled out! See Mr. Grant for details.

The Canadian Blood Services is in URGENT need of blood! If you are at least 17 years of age you have the opportunity to save lives.  The Canadian Blood Services Life Bus will be at our school on Thursday Dec. 15.  This will also be a great way to gain valuable Community Hours.  Please see Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office asap if you are interested.  Also, the Canadian Blood Services will be in our school this Wednesday at lunch in the front foyer to assist in generating interest and deal with any questions you may have.

CO-OP – Mr. Friesen

Any student that is taking Co-op in the second semester, is asked to make an appointment with Mr. Friesen asap to assist in planning their coop placement.

MUSIC CONCERT – Mrs. Stickney

The Christmas Music Concert is happening this Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7pm in the Theatre. Admission is $3 at the door. If you want to get into the holiday spirit, come out and join us for a holly jolly night of music and fun!

SOS – Ms. Peck  

Thank you to all of you who are continuing to bring in gifts and donations in for our Gillian's Place families. If you would still like to help, please see Mrs. Peck, Mrs. Davis-Thompson, Dr. Crowe, Ms. Lockyer or Mrs. Cunningham. We are collecting gift cards, cash or wrapping supplies. SOS is also collecting for our Wrapped in Warmth campaign. There are children in our DSBN schools who need winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves.  So if you can please bring these in for kids in grade K-8, you would truly be making a difference. The deadline for bringing in these items and our Gillian's Place gifts is this coming Friday, December 16. Thanks Simcoe!

SIMCOE BUDDIES – Ms. Nuyten 

A jolly reminder to all Simcoe Buddies that we will not be meeting today....Wednesday, December 14th....Also a final merry reminder that your form and money is due to Ms. Nuyten on Thursday, December 15th or sooner, for our trip to see the movie SING on December 22nd at the Pen.

BOYS SOCCER – Ms. Stiefelmeyer

Attention any boys interested in playing soccer this year:  There will be an indoor scrimmage today at 4:00 pm in the gym. 

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack

Tomorrow during periods 2 and 3, Canada's Next Designer and You tube personality, Marcy Mussari will be speaking to Career Studies classes.  If you are interested in how 23 year old Niagara raised Marcy, went from her Fanshawe College diploma, to spots on two national television shows and winning the title, just a few weeks ago, as Canada's Next Designer, come and meet Marcy.  There is a signup sheet in Guidance. Today is the last day to sign up.

MUSIC – Mrs. Stickney  

Attention members of the Ladies Choir. Please meet in the music room at the beginning of period 4 today. There will also be a rehearsal after school at 2:10. Please be prompt.  Would Robert Dreyer and Calvin Dolinski please go to the music room after these announcements for a brief message.

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer  

There will be a very important meeting for all members of the Junior Girls Volleyball team in the girls change room at the start of lunch.  All players must attend.



Friday, November 25, 2016

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Centennial College will be here Period 3 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 3 class for attendance first.

FRENCH CLUB – Mme. Salvas/Mme. Key
Aujourd'hui, le 25 novembre, on célèbre la Sainte-Catherine.  La fête était aussi l'occasion de cuisiner la tire.  Cette tradition a commencé au temps de Marguerite Bourgeoys, qui, pour garder l'attention de ses élèves, a mis de la tire en face de son école, sur le chemin des classes.  Today, November 25th, is St. Catherine's day, sometimes known in Quebec as ""taffy day"".  Marguerite Bourgeoys, an early teacher at Ville-Marie, the colonial settlement that would later become Montreal is credited with starting the tradition as a way of keeping the attention of her young pupils by placing the taffy on the path in front of her school leading to the door way.  Come to the table set up in the U today to pick up some taffy treats to celebrate the French-Canadian tradition of La Sainte-Catherine!
 
STUDENT COUNCIL – Mr. Torok 
Attention senior redcoats. This is your final reminder that all orders for Grad Hoodies are due to Mr. Torok before lunch today. They are being picked up and processed today at lunch so it is very important that if you want to get your order in that you do so before 11:25. Thank you to all those who have returned their forms and money already. 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant 
The following announcement is a special message to all art clubbers, visual arts' students and visual arts' council people:  Next week's art club will be held at a special, earlier time: Tuesday, November 29th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the art room. Please make all necessary arrangements for this change. Please see Mr.Grant for details. 

OPEN MIC – Mr. Hartley 
Today in the library at the beginning of lunch, Eastern Standard Time, his majesty, King Bostyn Venus, will be coronated.  He will proceed to immediately abdicate the throne as King of Simcoe, and Mr. Hartley will eagerly and greedily seize the reins of this great kingdom and rule it with a clenched, iron fist.  We will all bow down before the mighty King Hartley, for one glorious and well deserved afternoon.  Also, the minstrels of Simcoe will be performing for Open Mic, so come on out and cheer them on!! 

RECYCLING – Mr. Cockburn 
Attention all staff! Recycling will take place immediately after this morning's announcements. Please place all grey and blue boxes in the hallway at this time. Thank you!!



Thursday, November 24, 2016

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Ms. Atack 
Today during Period 3 in the Staff Room is, “Not going to Post-Secondary"  Opportunities in our community!  

MOVEMBER – Mr. Robitaille 
Good morning Redcoats! This is a reminder that we will be collecting donations for Movember this week. The class who raises the most money will be awarded a pizza lunch. Funds will be collected today during MSIP.

SPIRIT SQUAD/SOS- Ms. Bainbridge 
The members of Spirit Squad in conjunction with SOS will be holding bake sale TODAY to raise money for the "Wrapped in Courage" campaign to end violence against women and children.  Be sure to stop by the table outside of the cafeteria today to buy yourself a fun treat and to support a great cause. 

SPIRIT SQUAD/SOS – Ms. Bainbridge 
Spirit Squad and SOS are encouraging all staff and students to wear a purple scarf tomorrow, to show that Simcoe supports the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Ms. Atack 
Thursday, November 24th, Period 3, Staff Room.  Not going to Post-Secondary - Opportunities in our community! 

 STUDENT COUNCIL – Mr. Torok 
The next round of orders for Grad Hoodies are beginning immediately. If you want to take home a small token of your final year here at Simcoe, come pick up a grad hoodie order form. Forms can be found in the folder on the history office door on the second floor. All forms and money must be returned by next Friday. Please make sure all cheques are made out to Governor Simcoe Secondary. 

MOVEMBER – Mr. Robitaille 
Good morning Redcoats! This is a reminder that we will be collecting donations for Movember this week. The class who raises the most money will be awarded a pizza lunch. Funds will be collected tomorrow during MSIP.

SOS - Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
This winter, we are holding a campaign called "Wrapped in Warmth".  This programme will provide winter accessories to young children in our local community. Last year we collected 160 hats, mitts, gloves and scarves. This year we hope to surpass that by reaching our goal of 200 or more. All accessories can be brought to room 20 which is the Family Studies room. We will be collecting up until Friday, December 16, 2016

SPIRIT SQUAD – Ms. Bainbridge/Ms. Tilly 
The members of Spirit Squad, in conjunction with SOS, will be holding bake sale THIS THURSDAY to raise money for the "Wrapped in Courage" campaign to end violence against women and children.  Be sure to bring some extra money on Thursday to get yourself a fun treat and to support a great cause. 

SPIRIT SQUAD/SOS – Ms. Bainbridge 
Spirit Squad and SOS are encouraging all staff and students to wear a purple scarf on Friday, November 25th (this Friday) to show that Simcoe supports the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.   

MUSIC – Mrs. Stickney 
There will be a Ladies Choir Rehearsal tomorrow, Thursday, Nov 24, after school in the music room.



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack
Ryerson University will be here Period 1 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 1 class for attendance first.

STUDENT COUNCIL – Mr. Torok 
The next round of orders for Grad Hoodies are beginning immediately. If you want to take home a small token of your final year here at Simcoe, come pick up a grad hoodie order form. Forms can be found in the folder on the history office door on the second floor. All forms and money must be returned by this Friday. Please make sure all cheques are made out to Governor Simcoe Secondary. 

MOVEMBER – Mr. Robitaille 
Good morning Redcoats! This is a reminder that we will be collecting donations for Movember this week. Students will circulate during MSIP to collect funds. The class who raises the most money will be awarded a pizza lunch. Funds will be collected today, and Thursday 

SOS - Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
This winter, we are holding a campaign called "Wrapped in Warmth".  This programme will provide winter accessories to young children in our local community. Last year we collected 160 hats, mitts, gloves and scarves. This year we hope to surpass that by reaching our goal of 200 or more. All accessories can be brought to room 20 which is the Family Studies room. We will be collecting up until Friday, December 16, 2016

SPIRIT SQUAD – Ms. Bainbridge/Ms. Tilly 
All members of the Spirit Squad are reminded of the short meeting TODAY at the BEGINNING of lunch in room 310.  If you cannot attend please speak to Mrs. Tilly to find out what you missed.

SPIRIT SQUAD/SOS – Ms Bainbridge 
The members of Spirit Squad in conjunction with SOS will be holding bake sale THIS THURSDAY to raise money for the "Wrapped in Courage" campaign to end violence against women and children.  Be sure to bring some extra money on Thursday to get yourself a fun treat and to support a great cause. 

SPIRIT SQUAD/SOS –Ms. Bainbridge 
Spirit Squad and SOS are encouraging all staff and students to wear a purple scarf on Friday, November 25th (this Friday) to show that Simcoe supports the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.   

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening this Wednesday from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are welcome. Please see Mr. Grant for details. 

SOS -Mrs. Peck, DT, Dr. Crowe, Ms. Lockyer, Mrs. Cunningham 
We have exciting news, Simoce! SOS was recently involved in two important campaigns - We Scare Hunger in the month of October which was the non-perishable food item collection for Community Care, and Letters to Soldiers which ended last week. The goal for our Letters to Soldiers campaign was to send 100 letters to our Canadian soldiers who will be stationed overseas during the holiday season. We ended up collecting and sending 240 letters! A special thank you goes out to teachers who supported this in their classrooms: Mr. Cockburn, Dr. Crowe, Mr. Pierce, Ms. Gerbes and Mrs. Smith. There may be others we are missing, and we thank you as well. Additionally, our goal for our We Scare Hunger campaign was to collect over 1500 pounds, which is what we collected last year, and we are very happy to announce that we ended up collection 2840 pounds worth of items!! Thank you so much, Simcoe. You really DO make a difference. If you would like to continue supporting important causes like this, please support the Spirit Squad's initiative to raise funds for Gillian's Place this Thursday with their bake sale and continue to wear your purple scarf. You can also look for our Wrapped in Warmth signs and Zinc Saves Lives and decide which cause you are passionate in supporting. Thank you again, Simcoe. We are so proud to call this OUR HOUSE! 

ARTS COUNCIL – Ms. Risko 
Just a reminder to ALL Arts Council members, that there is a mandatory meeting today at lunch in the Art room. Please come at the start of lunch so that we can get you in and out as soon as possible. 

BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Ms. Risko 
Just a reminder to all students who have been asked to attend the call back audition, that they are to meet in the theatre no later than 2:20pm. Please bring any snacks and water that you may need, and be ready to move. Also, the rehearsal schedule will be ready for pick up or viewing no later than the end of the school day today. Thank you, and have a great day.

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY – Ms. Davis-Thompson
Just a reminder that there is a Girls Ice Hockey practice today at Bill Burgoyne Arena at 4:00. All girls are reminded to bring both their home and away jerseys. If you need a ride to the arena, meet DT in the foyer at 3:30. 

ANIME CLUB – Ms. Salvas 
A reminder that Anime Club meets today at lunch in room 308C.  Any new members are welcome to attend

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
All Junior and Senior Girls Basketball players must return their basketball uniforms to Ms Stiefelmeyer or Mr Madole.

GIRLS ROWING – Ms. Angelone
Practice tonight will be cancelled due to the Staff Meeting.  We will meet at regular time tomorrow. Enjoy the night off. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week: Trent University, Ryerson University and Centennial College. Trent University will be here Period 5 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

GRAD HOODIES – Mr. Torok 
The next round of orders for Grad Hoodies are beginning immediately. If you want to take home a small token of your final year here at Simcoe, come pick up a grad hoodie order form. Forms can be found in the folder on the history office door on the second floor. All forms and money must be returned by Friday. Please make sure all cheques are made out to Governor Simcoe Secondary. 

SOS - Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
This winter, we are holding a campaign called "Wrapped in Warmth".  This programme will provide winter accessories to young children in our local community. Last year we collected 160 hats, mitts, gloves and scarves. This year we hope to surpass that by reaching our goal of 200 or more. All accessories can be brought to room 20 which is the Family Studies room. We will be collecting up until Friday, December 16, 2016

MOVEMBER – Mr. Robitaille 
Good morning Redcoats! This is a reminder that we will be collecting donations for Movember this week. Students will circulate during MSIP to collect funds. The class who raises the most money will be awarded a pizza lunch. Funds will be collected today and Thursday. 

SWIM TEAM – Ms. Tilly
Congratulations to the Simcoe swim team on a great performance last week at the Zone Qualifier Meet. Many outstanding performances and personal bests were achieved as the team moves on to the Zone Finals in two week’s time. Outstanding swims and special mentions go to Joshua Lieberman Harari who finished first in the Senior Boys 50m backstroke, Lucas Romanelli who placed second in the Junior Boys 50m freestyle, Sam Unruh who placed first in the Junior Boys 50m breaststroke, Danielle Laplante who placed second in both the Junior girls 50m breastroke and the 100m Individual Medley and Madison Girotti who swam the 100m freestyle for the first time and finished 4th in a very tough field. Congratulations to all swimmers! 

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney 
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today from 2:20-3:20 in the music room. Please be prompt

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL - Mr. Thompson 
Thursday, the Junior Boys Basketball team played a strong game against Assumption Secondary but fell 56-23. The boys will practice tonight at 6:00pm as they prepare for their tournament on Thursday. 


Thursday, November 17, 2016

GRAD HOODIES – Mr. Torok 
The next round of orders for Grad Hoodies are beginning immediately. If you want to take home a small token of your final year here at Simcoe, come pick up a grad hoodie order form. Forms can be found in the folder on the history office door on the second floor. All forms and money must be returned by next Friday. Please make sure all cheques are made out to Governor Simcoe Secondary.

GRADE 12 GRADUATION PHOTOS 
Attention Grade 12 Graduating Students!!:  Please check the Governor Simcoe Website and click on the link, ”Grad Photo Appointments”,  to book a sitting.  All appointments are made on-line through this link and it is now open.  Don’t wait. Book your appointment today. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Mrs. Steifelmeyer 
The Senior Girls Basketball Team needs to return their uniforms to Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Our School Nurse, Sue Garbutt is in today. Appointments can be made at the main office.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack
Mohawk College will be here Period 4 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 4 class for attendance first.

MATH CLUB – Mr. Bolle
Attention current grade 9 math students!  Do you love math?  Are you excited about January's EQAO test?  Do you love free pizza?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Math Club for Nines is for you!  We will begin next Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in the math wing from 11:30 - noon, and continue for the duration of the semester.  See you there!

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening (as usual) today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are always welcome. Please see Mr. Grant for details. Mackenzie Cowdrey and Zak Allen need to see Mr. Grant today regarding art club.

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn 
An important reminder to all Senior Boys Volleyball team members - please return your jerseys as soon as possible!!

GRAD HOODIES – Mr. Torok 
The next round of orders for Grad Hoodies are beginning immediately. If you want to take home a small token of your final year here at Simcoe, come pick up a grad hoodie order form. Forms can be found in the folder on the history office door on the second floor. All forms and money must be returned by next Friday. Please make sure all cheques are made out to Governor Simcoe Secondary.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – Mr. Friesen 
The Canadian Blood Services is in URGENT need of blood!  If you are at least 17 years of age you have the opportunity to save lives. The Canadian Blood Services Life Bus will be at our school on Thursday Nov 17.
This will also be a great way to gain valuable Community Hours.  Please see Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office asap if you are interested, want to sign up or just have questions.

GRADE 12 GRADUATION PHOTOS 
Attention Grade 12 Graduating Students!!:  Please check the Governor Simcoe Website and click on the link, ”Grad Photo Appointments”,  to book a sitting.  All appointments are made on-line through this link.  Don’t wait. Appointments start November 29th. Book your appointment today. 

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
The University of Guelph will be here Period 5 in the Library. Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
All female ice hockey players are reminded of the practice today at 3:00 p.m. at Jack Gatecliff Arena. 
Our school nurse, Sue Garbutt is in the building today. Appointments can be made at the office. 
 
Monday, November 14, 2016 

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – Mr. Friesen 
The Canadian Blood Services is in URGENT need of blood!  If you are at least 17 years of age, you have the opportunity to save lives. The Canadian Blood Services Life Bus will be at our school on Thursday Nov 17.
This will also be a great way to gain valuable Community Hours.  Please see Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office asap if you are interested, want to sign up or just have questions.

SOS – Ms. Lockyer 
Simcoe has been writing letters to CAF members currently deployed in Iraq who don’t get to be with their families for the holidays. Please hand your letters, pictures, poems, Christmas Cards etc. in to Katherine Mattatall, Rebecca Balyk, Ms Peck, Ms. Lockyer, DT, Dr. Crowe, or Mrs. Cunningham by TODAY so they can be 
received for the holidays. 

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
McMaster University is here Period 5 in the Library. Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

Would all members of the Senior Girls Basketball Team please return their uniforms to Ms. Stiefelmeyer.

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
All female ice hockey players are reminded of the practice tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. at Jack Gatecliff Arena. If you need a ride tomorrow, please see Mrs. Davis-Thompson today before lunch. Thanks 

ANIME CLUB – Mlle. Salvas 
A reminder that Anime Club meets today at lunch in room 308C.  New members are always welcome to attend. 

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney There will be a Jazz Band rehearsal after school today in the Music Room beginning at 2:20 

There was a Governor Simcoe lanyard found with several keys on it. Please come down to the main office and claim it.
 
Friday, November 11, 2016

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
Do you need volunteer hours and you'd like to help out a senior neighbor?  Register today at lunch for the Snow and Leaf Buddies Program.  You can rake leaves this fall or shovel the driveway this winter for a senior neighbor in your neighbourhood who needs your help.  This program is there so that seniors can stay in their homes longer with some assistance from the community.  Sign up to volunteer today at lunch.  They will have a table in the main foyer. 

CHESS CLUB – Mr. Lavictoire 
For all Chess Club members:  The next tournament will be on Dec. 9th, which will be a team tournament.  If you would like to attend, you must have 12 practices between the last tournament and this next one.

JUNIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Angelone 
Please return your jerseys ASAP to Mme. Angelone in 308D. 

SOS – Ms. Lockyer 
Simcoe will be writing letters to CAF members currently deployed in Iraq who don’t get to be with their families for the holidays. Please hand your letters, pictures, poems, Christmas Cards etc. in to Katherine Mattatall, Rebecca Balyk, Ms Peck, Ms. Lockyer, DT, Dr. Crowe, or Mrs. Cunningham by Monday November 14th so they can be received for the holidays. 

SPIRIT SQUAD – N. Bainbridge 
Members of the Spirit Squad are asked to attending a meeting TODAY at the BEGINNING of lunch in room 310. New members are always welcome.

FROM STUDENT COUNCIL 
For the month of November, we are raising money for mental health.  We will donate it to the Movember Foundation, whose goal is to raise awareness for men’s health (specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention).  We’re going to have a competition for period 1 classes.  Whoever raises the most money will get a pizza party for their class.  Our goal is to raise $1000 for mental health.  We will be collecting money until the end of November.
Calling all men from all grades who are starting to grow a moustache:  There WILL be a moustache growing competition.  A prize will be awarded to the student with the best moustache.  If you are interested, please see Lyndon during lunch in room 120. That’s best athlete, Mr. Quinn’s room!! 

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – Mr. Friesen 
The Canadian Blood Services is in URGENT need of blood!  If you are at least 17 years of age you have the opportunity to save lives. The Canadian Blood Services Life Bus will be at our school on Thursday Nov 17.This will also be a great way to gain valuable Community Hours.  Please see Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office asap if you are interested, want to sign up or just have questions. 

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn 
Just a reminder to all Senior Boys Volleyball Players!! Please return your jerseys to Mr. Cockburn as soon as possible!
 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

SOS – Ms. Lockyer 
Simcoe will be writing letters to CAF members currently deployed in Iraq who don’t get to be with their families for the holidays. Please hand your letters, pictures, poems, Christmas Cards etc. in to Katherine Mattatall, Rebecca Balyk, Ms Peck, Ms. Lockyer, DT, Dr. Crowe, or Mrs. Cunningham by Monday November 14th so they can be received for the holidays. 

SPIRIT SQUAD – Ms. Bainbridge
Members of the Spirit Squad are asked to attending a meeting TOMORROW at the BEGINNING of lunch in room 310.  New members are always welcome. 

CHESS CLUB – Mr. Lavictoire
For all Chess Club members:  The next tournament will be on Dec. 9th, which will be a team tournament.  If you would like to attend, you must have 12 practices between the last tournament and this next one. 

GIRLS ROWING – Ms. Angelone 
Attention Lady Redcoats!  It's not too late to come join the rowing team.  If interested come to the workout room above the auditorium after school. 

JUNIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Angelone 
Please return your jerseys ASAP to Mme.  Angelone in 308D. 

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
The Junior Boys Basketball Team will hold its last tryouts today at 6:00pm and Friday at 5:00pm. 

LES FRANCOPHILES! – Mme. Salvas
The French Club meets today at lunch in room 308C for some games and music fun.
Staff & Students:  Don’t forget you can pick up a poppy in the main office. Remembrance Day is tomorrow.
 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Ms. Atack 
Applying to University in Ontario, Period 4, in the auditorium. This is mandatory for all University Applicants.  Applying to College in Ontario Period 5, in the auditorium.  This is mandatory for College Applicant.

SOS – Ms. Lockyer 
Simcoe will be writing letters to CAF members currently deployed in Iraq who don’t get to be with their families for the holidays. Please hand your letters, pictures, poems, Christmas Cards etc. in to Katherine Mattatall, Rebecca Balyk, Ms Peck, Ms. Lockyer, DT, Dr. Crowe, or Mrs. Cunningham by Monday November 14th so they can be received for the holidays.

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson
Please dismiss all Girl Ice Hockey Players today at 2:00 for their practice at Rex Stimers Arena. 

GIRLS ROWING – Ms. Angelone 
Attention Lady Redcoats...Are you interested in being part of a team with a great tradition?  Looking to get fit, make new friends, and try a new sport?  Rowing might be the perfect fit for you.  Training will start today (Wednesday November 9) after school.  No experience necessary and it is never too late to join.  So seniors who haven't tried the sport before, don't be afraid to try something new.  Meet Mme. Angelone in the U tonight after school. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

AAPEX DRIVING -
Aapex Driving Academy will be at Governor Simcoe tomorrow at 11:25 a.m. in the main foyer.  Come on over and find out how we can help you get your license 

WRAPPED IN COURAGE INITIATIVE – Ms. Bainbridge
November is abuse prevention month. Any students who are interested in purchasing a purple scarf in support of the ""Wrapped in Courage"" campaign is asked to see Ms. Bainbridge. Gillian's Place has been kind enough to offer a student rate for the fund raising scarves.  here are two options:  1) A simple purple cashmere-look scarf with the campaign logo on it for $7 OR  2) A knit infinity scarf without the logo for $10 - Mrs. Cunningham already has hers.  So if you liked to see what it looks like, just find her.  She mostly hangs out in room 202. There will be other opportunities to donate to this worthy cause throughout the month of November.  Stay tuned for more information.

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney 
There will be a Ladies Choir Ensemble Rehearsal after school today. 

BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Ms. Risko
All students who are involved either on or offstage for “Beauty and the Beast” are invited to come and watch the movie tomorrow after school in the library. We will start at 2:20, and should be done by 4pm. This is a good chance for you to get further prepared for auditions which are next week! See you tomorrow. 

GIRLS ROWING – Mme. Angelone 
Attention Lady Redcoats:  Are you interested in being part of a team with a great tradition?  Looking to get fit, make new friends, and try a new sport?  Rowing might be the perfect fit for you.  Training will start tomorrow (Wednesday November 9) after school.  No experience necessary and it is never too late to join.  So seniors who haven't tried the sport before, don't be afraid to try something new.  Meet Mme. Angelone in the U Wednesday after school. 

SOS – Ms. Lockyer 
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are often deployed overseas for long periods of time, including the holidays. To appreciate our CAF members, Simcoe will be writing letters to soldiers. These letters will be sent to CAF members currently deployed in Iraq who are assisting Iraqi security forces to halt and degrade ISIS. All letters, pictures, poems, Christmas Cards etc. would be incredibly appreciated as they will be received by deployed CAF members who don’t get to be with their families for the holidays. Please hand your letters in to Katherine Mattatall, Rebecca Balyk, Ms. Peck, Ms. Lockyer, DT, Dr. Crowe, or Mrs. Cunningham by Monday November 14th so they can be received for the holidays.

Monday, November 7, 2016

AAPEX DRIVING -
Aapex Driving Academy will be at Governor Simcoe on Wednesday, November 9th at 11:25 a.m.  Come on over and find out how we can help you get your license 

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week:  Nippissing University,  Humber College.
 
Friday, November 4, 2016 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Girls Volleyball Tryouts will start today at 2:20pm.  Only grade 9 students are invited today 

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Ms. Atack 
Coming up next week:  Applying to University in Ontario, Wednesday, November 9th, Period 4 in the Auditorium.  Mandatory for University Applicants!  AND…Applying to College in Ontario, Wednesday, November 9th, Period 5 in the Auditorium.  Mandatory for College Applicants!

THE FIGHTING DAYS PLAY – Mlle. Ten Brinke
Students going to see "The Fighting Days" play today should meet Mlle. Ten Brinke and Mr. Torok in the front foyer RIGHT after period 1.  Remember to bring your lunch as we will not be returning until period 4.   

MR. STUDENT VOICE – Mr. White & Ms. Steenburg 
Would teachers please excuse those students who are attending the Student Voice Forum at 8:50 am to meet in the U.  
 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
There is an important meeting for all girls playing hockey today at lunch in the girls change room. All players MUST attend or see Mrs. Davis-Thompson 

ARTHRITIS SOCIETY – Mrs. Dodge 
Volunteer opportunity for anyone wishing to wrap gifts at the Fairview Mall.  Please check the volunteer board in the main lobby for more information and who to contact. 

ROWING – Mr. Tope
There will be a Rowing Meeting tomorrow for all students interested in competing this year.  The meeting will take place in the Library on Friday at the beginning of lunch.

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer
The Junior Boys Basketball Team will continue tryouts today at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 4:30 p.m.  Please check the list posted outside the Boys PE Office for those players making first cut. 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Girls Volleyball Tryouts will start on Friday for grade 9 students only at 2:20pm 

GIRLS HOCKEY – Ms. Davis-Thompson 
There is an important meeting for all girls playing hockey today at lunch in the girls change room. All players MUST attend or see Mrs. Davis-Thompson 

THE FIGHTING DAYS PLAY TRIP -  Mlle Ten Brinke 
This is a reminder for students going on the Fighting Days Play Trip tomorrow:  Please pack a lunch and meet in the front foyer immediately after period 1. 

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. N. Bainbridge 
Attention Field Hockey Players:  There is an opportunity to play in a 6 week, high school, 7-a-side, Spring Field Hockey League in Stoney Creek.  The season starts in April and games are on Tuesday nights between 7-9 p.m. There is a 60% early bird saving if you sign up before November 15th. Please see Ms. Bainbridge if you would like more information about the league.   

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn 
In Senior Boys volleyball action Tuesday night, your Redcoats lost to a strong Smithville Christian team 3 games to zero. Seniors Eric Gomes, Isaac Lepp, Oti Frigole, Robert Dreyer and Sean CLimenhage played solid fundamental volleyball. Junior call ups Lucas Morganelli, Jacob Carson and William Shickluna - Pierce all made positive contributions to the lineup and played well in the competitive senior game. Good effort boys! The Junior and Senior volleyball teams travel to Beamsville today to wrap up regular season play!! 

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
There will be Junior Boys Basketball tryout tonight at 6:00pm for those that made the first cut. 

PHYS ED. – Mrs. Davis-Thompson
Could Emily MacDonald please see Mrs. Davis-Thompson in her Phys-Ed office at the beginning of period 3 today. 

MOVEMBER – Mr. Robitaille
Muzzy, Stache, Bro-Mo. The moustache has many names. And this month, Governor Simcoe is calling all male students to proudly grow their bro-merang for Movember to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer and men's health. Further details about fundraising efforts and a potential moustache competition will be forthcoming in the next week or so!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Brescia University College will be here Period 3 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 3 class for attendance first. 

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
There is an important meeting for all girls playing hockey on Thursday Nov. 3 at lunch in the girls change room. All players MUST attend or see Mrs. Davis-Thompson 

ARTHRITIS SOCIETY – Mrs. Dodge 
Volunteer opportunity for anyone wishing to wrap gifts at the Fairview Mall.  Please check the volunteer board in the main lobby for more information and who to contact. 

CAPPIES TRAINING – Mr. Robitaille
This is a reminder to all of our Cappies Critic:   You are to meet with Mr. Robitaille at 8:40 in front of the main office. We will depart for training at 8:45 sharp, so please be there on time! 

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney
Just a reminder to the Ladies Ensemble:  Your rehearsal this week is today after school.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Girls Volleyball Tryouts will start on Friday for grade 9 students only. 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Riediger 
All girls interested in playing volleyball this year are invited to come out for a practice today at 2:15. 

GUITAR CLUB – Mr. Hartley 
Guitar Club is cancelled today, but come on back next week, and we'll play your favourite song! 

BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Ms. Risko
ALL STUDENTS involved in "Beauty and the Beast," MUST pick up their fundraising packages today at lunch in Mrs. Risko’s office. Yes, that means all of you. Yep, every single one of you! Thank you 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant
 Art club will be hip and happening today after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoats artists are always welcome... art club happens every Wednesday after school.

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
There is an important meeting for all girls playing hockey this Thursday Nov. 3, at lunch in the girls change room. All players MUST attend or see Mrs. Davis-Thompson 

ROWING – Mr. Tope
There will be a Rowing Meeting on Friday for all students interested in competing this year.  The meeting will take place in the Library on Friday at the beginning of lunch.
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

BUSSING INFORMATION – Office
Attention all students who use the late bus at night:  Just a reminder that the late bus schedule has been adjusted to a 5:00 p.m. pick up at Governor Simcoe and this new schedule begins tonight.  There is an information letter outlining the new stop drop-off times in the main office.  Please pick one up if you are a traveller on this bus.  Thank you.

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney
Just a reminder to the Ladies Ensemble:  Your rehearsal this week will be Wednesday after school.

UNIVERSITY /COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
The University of Guelph-Humber will be here Period 3 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 3 class for attendance first.

WRESTLING – Ms. Nuyten
All those students who expressed an interest in wrestling this year, we will have our first practice on today....yes...today....after school at Laura Secord...Please bring shorts and shirt to practice in....Any questions....Come see Ms. Nuyten in Room 202.....See you then 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Girls Volleyball Tryouts will start on Friday for grade 9 students only.

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Junior Boys Basketball tryouts will continue tonight at 6:00pm 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Riediger 
All girls interested in playing volleyball this year are invited to come out for a practice on Wednesday at 2:15. 

GUITAR CLUB – Mr. Hartley 
Guitar Club is cancelled today, but come on back next week, and we'll play your favourite song! 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant
1.  Katie Van Tuyl, Mackenzie Cowdrey, Zak Allen, Rosie Lawless and Rosie Krasichynski please meet in the art room with Mr. Grant (briefly) at the beginning of lunch today.
2.  Art club will be hip and happening tomorrow after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoats artists are always welcome... art club happens every Wednesday after school. 

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
There is an important meeting for all girls playing hockey on Thursday Nov. 3, at lunch in the girls change room. All players MUST attend or see Mrs. Davis-Thompson

STUDENT COUNCIL – Student Council Team 
If you plan on coming to the Coffee House tonight, please bring a canned good item in for Community Care and you`ll save $1 off admission. Again, if you bring a canned good item in to the Coffee House tonight, you will save $1 off admission. See you there! 

SOS – SOS Teacher Leaders 
Thank you SO MUCH to all of you who have brought in items for Community Care. As you can see in the foyer, we have a fantastic community of compassionate students, staff and neighbors. It`s not too late to bring in something. You have one more day before they pick up the barrels so if you`d like to contribute, please bring a canned good item in and place it right in the barrel when you get to school tomorrow. Thanks, Simcoe! 

SOS – SOS Teacher Leaders 
Listen up SOS club members. We will be taking a picture of our group right after announcements so please head down to the foyer right when the announcements are over this morning. That`s SOS club members, please come down to the foyer right after these announcements for a picture. 

ARTHRITIS SOCIETY – Mrs. Dodge 
Volunteer opportunity for anyone wishing to wrap gifts at the Fairview Mall.  Please check the volunteer board in the main lobby for more information and who to contact.

Monday, October, 31, 2016

SOS – Ms. Peck 
Halloween is here folks! While you enjoy your candy and fun, there are families in your community who are wondering where their next meal is going to come from. By supporting Community Care, we help those families feed their children and provide some basic needs. Some parents even need baby food for their little ones! Please consider filling a bag of canned goods, non-perishable food items, toiletries and/or baby food items and bring it in on Monday which will be our last day to collect. As a little incentive, for every item you bring, our SOS team will give you a piece of candy-that is one piece of candy PER item! SOS students will come around to MSIP classes on Monday to collect these items so please keep them in your classroom teachers. Thanks Simcoe! 

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week:  Lambton College,  Algoma University,  University of Guelph-Humber, Brescia University College

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Lambton College will be here Period 4 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 4 class for attendance first.Algoma University will be here Period 5 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

WRESTLING - Nuyten 
All those students who expressed an interest in wrestling this year, we will have our first practice on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 after school at Laura Secord...Please bring shorts and shirt to practice in....Any questions....Come see Ms Nuyten in Room 202.....See you then 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Girls Volleyball tryouts for grade 9 students only will start on Friday at 2:20pm.   

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Junior Boys Basketball tryouts will continue on Tuesday night at 6:00pm.


Monday, October, 31, 2016

SOS – Ms. Peck 
Halloween is here folks! While you enjoy your candy and fun, there are families in your community who are wondering where their next meal is going to come from. By supporting Community Care, we help those families feed their children and provide some basic needs. Some parents even need baby food for their little ones! Please consider filling a bag of canned goods, non-perishable food items, toiletries and/or baby food items and bring it in on Monday which will be our last day to collect. As a little incentive, for every item you bring, our SOS team will give you a piece of candy-that is one piece of candy PER item! SOS students will come around to MSIP classes on Monday to collect these items so please keep them in your classroom teachers. Thanks Simcoe! 

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week:  Lambton College,  Algoma University,  University of Guelph-Humber, Brescia University College

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Lambton College will be here Period 4 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 4 class for attendance first.Algoma University will be here Period 5 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

WRESTLING - Nuyten 
All those students who expressed an interest in wrestling this year, we will have our first practice on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 after school at Laura Secord...Please bring shorts and shirt to practice in....Any questions....Come see Ms Nuyten in Room 202.....See you then 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Girls Volleyball tryouts for grade 9 students only will start on Friday at 2:20pm.   

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Junior Boys Basketball tryouts will continue on Tuesday night at 6:00pm.

Friday, October 28, 2016


SOS – Ms. Peck 
Halloween is coming up folks! While you enjoy your candy and fun, there are families in your community who are wondering where their next meal is going to come from. By supporting Community Care, we help those families feed their children and provide some basic needs. Some parents even need baby food for their little ones! Please consider filling a bag of canned goods, non-perishable food items, toiletries and/or baby food items and bring it in on Monday which will be our last day to collect. As a little incentive, for every item you bring, our SOS team will give you a piece of candy-that is one piece of candy PER item! SOS students will come around to MSIP classes on Monday to collect these items so please keep them in your classroom teachers. Thanks Simcoe! 

BUSSING INFORMATION – Office
Attention all students who use the late bus at night:  To accommodate students and their extra-curricular programs, the late bus schedule has been adjusted to a 5:00 p.m. pick up at Governor Simcoe.  This new schedule will begin on Tuesday, November 1st.  There is an information letter outlining the new stop drop-off times in the main office.  Please pick one up if you are a traveller on this bus.  Thank you.

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
There will be tryouts for Junior Boys Basketball today at 4:30pm in the gym. The next tryout will be Tuesday at 6:00pm.  See Ms. Stiefelmeyer if any questions. 

WRESTLING – Ms. Nuyten
All those students who expressed an interest in wrestling this year, we will have our first practice on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 after school at Laura Secord...Please bring shorts and shirt to practice in....Any questions....Come see Ms. Nuyten in Room 202.....See you then

RECYCLING – Mr. Cockburn 
Attention Staff!! Recycling will take place this morning!! Would staff please place grey and blue recycle bins outside their classrooms at this time?!?! 

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn 
Attention all Senior Boys Volleyball players!! There is an important mandatory meeting today at noon in Room 201D. All players are expected to attend!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

SOS – Ms. Peck
Did you know that one AA battery contains the amount of zinc to save the lives of children? Do you want help save a child’s life while also helping to reduce the amount of waste in landfills? Continue to bring in your used batteries and drop them off in the bin in the foyer. 

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
University of Western will be here Period 3 in the Library. Please go to your Period 3 class for attendance first.

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFO SESSION – Ms. Atack
Parent/Guardian Information Session on Applying to Ontario Universities and Colleges at 7:00 p.m. in the Simcoe Library. Parent/Teacher Interviews run this evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

SOS – Ms. Peck 
Did you know that just a couple of years ago, a total of 10,100 individuals were served at Niagara food banks? This amount has grown by 15 per cent in the past several years. 1/3 of these individuals were children! Please help us support Community Care and fill up the barrels in the foyer with canned goods and other non-perishable food items along with toiletries and baby items like food and diapers. St. Catharines families need us. Remember, we will give you one piece of candy for EACH item that you bring in for Community Care this Friday in your MSIP class. Thanks, Simcoe!

VIMY TRIP – Mr. Brophy 
All those that are attending the 100 Anniversary Vimy Celebration and Europe trip this April, are to come to a very important meeting today, at the beginning of lunch in the library.  If you are unable to attend, you must come see Mr. Brophy about jacket sizing and the upcoming parent meeting.

ICE DOGS – Mr. Tope 
The Icedogs will at the school today at lunch to sell 2.00 tickets to both students and adults for Thursdays game. 

BUSSING INFORMATION – Office
Attention all students who use the late bus at night:  To accommodate students and their extra-curricular programs, the late bus schedule has been adjusted to a 5:00 p.m. pick up at Governor Simcoe.  This new schedule will begin on Tuesday, November 1st.  There is an information letter outlining the new stop drop-off times in the main office.  Please pick one up if you are a traveller on this bus.  Thank you.

FRENCH CLUB – Mme. Salvas/Mme. Key
Bonjour! A reminder that those interested in learning about French Club are to come to room 308C at lunch today.  Mmmmm.... cookies! 

BOYS BASKETBALL- Ms. Stiefelmeyer
There will be a Junior Boys Basketball tryout on Friday at 4:30pm in the gym.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Stiefelmeyer. 

GRADE 10 FIELD HISTORY TRIP – Ms. Ten Brinke/Mr. Torok 
Attention Grade 10 students:  Those of you who are taking history this semester have been told about the opportunity to go see ""The Fighting Days"" play at the Performing Arts Centre in St Catharines on Friday November 4th.   This play is about women's fight for the right to vote and other issues faced by Canadians at the end of WWI.  If you have not yet brought back your money and permission form, tomorrow is the very last day to do so!   We are now opening up this trip to all grade 10 students.   Permission forms are available on the table in the office.  Please return forms and $15 to Ms. Ten Brinke or Mr. Torok by the end of the day on Friday.   

MUSIC – Mrs. Stickney 
Attention those going to Gospelfest today at Laura Secord! Please meet in the front foyer at 8:45 this morning. Please remember to bring your lunch with you! 

CAPPIES – MR. ROBITAILLE & THE REST OF THE CAPPIES TEAM 
All of the students who have signed up to be Cappies critics will briefly meet with Mr. Robitaille in the library right at the beginning of lunch. The meeting will be brief, but attendance is mandatory. 

JUNIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mme. Angelone 
Congratulations to the Junior Boys Volleyball team on their 3-0 win over Heritage Christian last night. Reminder that there is no practice today.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SIMCOE BUDDIES – Ms. Nuyten 
So sorry to deny our Simcoe Buddies the opportunity to participate in Halloween Jeopardy today. Your buddies will be competing in Special Olympics Track and Field representing Governor Simcoe today. So this means NO Simcoe Buddies today at lunch.  

SOS – Ms. Peck 
This is a reminder from the SOS team to bring in Community Care items to help us fill those barrels. Let's support local families, Simcoe. To add an exciting twist and perhaps entice you a little…SOS members will come around to your MSIP class this Friday to exchange a piece of candy for each item that you bring in. Again, we will give you one piece of candy for EACH item that you bring in for Community Care this Friday in your MSIP class. Check out the sign in the foyer for a list of items. Come on, Simcoe-help us reach our goal of surpassing 1500 pounds! Thanks! 

CO-OP – Mr. Friesen
The Canadian Blood Services will be at Governor Simcoe tomorrow, Thursday Oct 27th.  Students interested in identifying their blood type need to be in the front foyer between 11:15 and 12:15. Students must be 16 years of age to participate and require parental consent form if under the age of 17. See Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office to pick up a consent form or if you have any questions.

SKI CLUB – Mr. Brophy 
Get your money and forms in asap to guarantee your spot on the bus.  Spots are filling up quickly and you don't want to miss this chance. 

VIMY TRIP – Mr. Brophy 
All those that are attending the 100 Anniversary Vimy Celebration and Europe trip this April, are to come to a very important meeting this Friday, at the beginning of lunch in the library.  If you are unable to attend, you must come see Mr. Brophy about jacket sizing and the upcoming parent meeting.

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge/Ms. Lockyer
This is last call for Field Hockey players to hand in their uniforms and/or sticks in order to get back their $20 uniform deposit. You have until the end of the school day TODAY to get everything to Ms. Lockyer.  Any players who miss today's deadline, are still expected to return everything but will forgo the right to get back their deposit.  Thanks

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
There is a U.S. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION NIGHT being hosted by Ridley College - Governor Simcoe students are welcome to attend.  WHEN : Wednesday October 26th  TIME: 6:15-7:30pm WHERE: Ross Morrow Theatre at Ridley College.   Please see Mr. Tope if interested!  

SOS – Ms. Peck
Did you know that one AA battery contains the amount of zinc to save the lives of children? Do you want help save a child’s life while also helping to reduce the amount of waste in landfills? Continue to bring in your used batteries and drop them off in the bin in the foyer. 

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack
Huron University at Western will be here Period 2 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 2 class for attendance first. 

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Ms. Atack 
Money?  You want HOW MUCH?  Optional assembly.  Period 5 in the Auditorium. 

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Steifelmeyer 
Senior Boys basketball tryouts will be held tonight at 5:30pm. 

WRESTLING – Ms. Nuyten 
Anyone interested in Wrestling this year for Simcoe!   Come to an information meeting today at the beginning of lunch in Room 202... the room above the library...See you then.
 
SIMCOE BUDDIES – Ms. Nuyten 
So sorry to deny our Simcoe Buddies the opportunity to participate in Halloween Jeopardy on Wednesday, October 26th. Your buddies will be competing in Special Olympics Track and Field representing Governor Simcoe on that day. So this means NO Simcoe Buddies on the 26th. 

SOS – Mrs. Peck 
This is a reminder from the SOS team to bring in Community Care items to help us fill those barrels. Let's support local families, Simcoe. Thanks! 

CO-OP – Mr. Friesen
The Canadian Blood Services will be at Governor Simcoe on Thursday Oct 27.  Students interested in identifying their blood type need to be in the front foyer between 11:15 and 12:15. Students must be 16 years of age to participate and require parental consent form if under the age of 17. See Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office to pick up a consent form or if you have any questions.

FROM THE CAFETERIA – Mrs. Marynik
Just a note from the cafeteria:  We will be changing our Pita Day this week from Wednesday to Thursday.  We will still take pre-orders until 10:00 a.m. and will return to Wednesday next week!! 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant 
Due to an important engagement, Art Club will be cancelled this week. Art club will resume next week at the same time. 

GIRLS ICE HOCKEY- Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
DT has only received information packages from 6 players for the girls hockey team. Forms and money need to get to her ASAP as ice time cannot be booked until we know for sure we are having a team. If money is an issue, please see DT. 

GUIDANCE - Atack
There will be a period 5 assembly today for grade 12 students on the topic of financing post-secondary studies.  This is an optional meeting and hand-outs will be available in Guidance for those who choose not to attend

Monday, October 24, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
There is a U.S. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION NIGHT being hosted by Ridley College - Governor Simcoe students are welcome to attend.  WHEN : Wednesday October 26th  TIME: 6:15-7:30pm WHERE: Ross Morrow Theatre at Ridley College.   Please see Mr. Tope if interested!  

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE – Ms. Atack 
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week:  Huron University at Western University.

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Steifelmeyer
Boys Basketball Tryouts for all senior players will start on Tuesday at 5:30pm.  If you are currently playing Football or Senior Boys Volleyball, please see Ms. Stiefelmeyer ASAP

CO-OP – Mr. Friesen
The Canadian Blood Services will be at Governor Simcoe on Thursday Oct 27.  Students interested in identifying their blood type need to be in the front foyer between 11:15 and 12:15. Students must be 16 years of age to participate and require parental consent form if under the age of 17. See Mr. Friesen in the Coop Office to pickup a consent form or if you have any questions.

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack
Not going on to Post-Secondary?  Opportunities in our community.  Assembly Period 3 in the Staff Room.  (Optional)  Info on working after high school, apprenticeships, private schools, continuing education courses.

WRESTLING – Ms. Nuyten
Anyone interested in wrestling this year for Simcoe come to an information meeting on Tuesday, October 25th at the beginning of lunch in Room 202... the room above the library...See you then.
 
WRESTLING – Ms. Nuyten 
Anyone interested in Wrestling this year for Simcoe!   Come to an information meeting on today at the beginning of lunch in Room 202... the room above the library. See you then 

PICTURE RETAKES – Mrs. Block
Picture Retakes are taking place this Wednesday, October 26th during periods 4 & 5 in the auditorium.  Any students who missed the first picture date are encouraged to come and get their photo taken.  If you would like a retake, please bring your original package to the photographer on that afternoon. 

SOS Meeting – Ms’s Crowe/Cunningham/Davis-Thompson/Lockyer/Peck 
Just a reminder that there will be an SOS Meeting today at lunch in the Library.
 
Friday, October 21, 2016


GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
There is a U.S. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION NIGHT being hosted by Ridley College - Governor Simcoe students are welcome to attend.  WHEN : Wednesday October 26th  TIME: 6:15-7:30pm WHERE: Ross Morrow Theatre at Ridley College.   Please see Mr. Tope if interested!  

ANIIME CLUB – Mlle. Salvas
A reminder that Anime Club meets today at lunch in room 308C.  All are welcome to attend.

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm in the art room. New members are always welcome. Please see Mr. Grant for details. 

UNIVERISTY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
D'Youville College will be here Period 3 in the Library. Please go to your Period 3 class for attendance first. Lakehead University will be here Period 5 in the Library. Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Ms. Atack 
Coming up next week on Tuesday October 25th, Period 5 in the Auditorium.  Subject is Money?  You want how much?  This is Optional. Info on working after high school, apprenticeships, private schools, continuing education courses.

ARTS COUNCIL – Mr. Grant 
To all Arts' Council members: an important arts' council meeting will be held this coming Monday - Monday, October 24 -  at the beginning of lunch in the library.

BOYS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Boys Basketball tryouts for all senior players will start on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week at 5:30 pm in the gym.  If you are currently playing Football or Senior Boys Volleyball and are interested in trying out, please see Ms. Stiefelmeyer ASAP. 

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge/Ms. Lockyer 
All members of the Field Hockey Team are kindly asked to return their uniforms and/or sticks to Ms. Lockyer at their earliest convenience and no later than Wednesday of next week. You must see Ms. Lockyer in person to get back your $20 uniform deposit fee. Thanks again for a great season.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
There is a U.S. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION NIGHT being hosted by Ridley College - Governor Simcoe students are welcome to attend.  WHEN : Wednesday October 26th  TIME: 6:15-7:30pm WHERE: Ross Morrow Theatre at Ridley College.   Please see Mr. Tope if interested!  

SOS – Ms. Peck 
This is just a quick reminder from the SOS club to bring in donations for the We Scare Hunger campaign. Your donation will support local families. Please try your best to bring something in by Halloween! Thanks Simcoe!

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson
Female Hockey players need to get their permission forms and money to Mrs. Davis-Thompson as soon as possible.
 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope
There is a U.S. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION NIGHT being hosted by Ridley College - Governor Simcoe students are welcome to attend.  WHEN : Wednesday October 26th  TIME: 6:15-7:30pm WHERE: Ross Morrow Theatre at Ridley College.   Please see Mr. Tope if interested!   

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
Students who signed up for the Ontario University Fair today:  Please be in the U by 9:40. We will be on the bus and ready to go by 9:45. 

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson
Female Hockey Players need to get their permission forms and money to Mrs. Davis-Thompson as soon as possible. 

ATHLETICS – Ms. Steifelmeyer 
Ms. Stiefelmeyer is looking for volunteers to score keep either Girls Volleyball or Boys Basketball.  Please see Ms. Stiefelmeyer in the gym at lunch if you are interested. 

SOS – Ms. Peck
Simcoe, please remember to bring in items for Community Care. We want to help out as much as we can. Our goal is to reach over 1500 pounds worth of items and surpass last year's collection. Every little bit helps. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Saint Mary's University (Halifax) is here Period 3 in the library.  Please go to your Period 3 class for attendance first. 

SOS – Ms. Peck  
Did you know that one AA battery contains the amount of zinc to save the lives of children? Do you want help save a child’s life while also helping to reduce the amount of waste in landfills? Continue to bring in your used batteries and drop them off in the bin in the foyer. 

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
LAST LAST CALL for those interested in writing the PSAT test tomorrow.  This test is essential for any student considering attending the U.S. for Post-Secondary studies.   See Mr. Tope today if interested. 

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
There is a U.S. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION NIGHT being hosted by Ridley College - Governor Simcoe students are welcome to attend.  WHEN: Wednesday October 26th  TIME: 6:15-7:30pm WHERE: Ross Morrow Theatre at Ridley College.   Please see Mr. Tope if interested!  

ARTS CLUB – Mr. Grant 
1. Art Club will be hip and happening in the art room this Wednesday, October 19th (and every Wednesday) from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New members are always welcome. See Mr. Grant for further information.
2. Simcoe drummers: Mr. Grant has a stack of drumming magazines to give away - American and British publications all include information on drum gear as well as rudiment and separation lessons. If interested, come to the art room at the end of the day to pick them up. 

SKI CLUB – Mr. Brophy 
There will be a meeting at the beginning of lunch in the library for all those interested in joining this year’s Ski and Snowboard Club. All forms will be handed out at this time so if you cannot attend, ask a friend or come see Mr. Brophy.

Monday, October 17, 2016

UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week:  University of Alberta, Saint Mary's University (Halifax), D'Youville College, Lakehead.  The University of Alberta is here during Period 5 in the Library.
Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first. 

ANIME CLUB – Ms. Salvas
A reminder that Anime Club meets today at lunch in room 308C.  All are welcome to attend. 

ATHLETICS – Ms. Stiefelmeyer
Ms. Stiefelmeyer is looking for volunteers to score keep Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball.  If you are interested, please see Ms. Stiefelmeyer in the gym at lunch.  Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball starts in November. 

CAPPIES – Mrs. K. Smith Today is the day for all theatre lovers and aspiring writers to meet in the library at lunch.  If you want to be a part of the Cappies Team, you must come out to the information meeting today.

DRAMA – Mrs. Risko
All students travelling to the Shaw Festival tomorrow are reminded to let their students know about their absence from class. For tomorrow, please meet in the "U" at 9:15am. Bring only what you will need for the day, and look presentable. Check the weather before you choose your outfit for the day. Thank you, and have a good day.

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge/Ms. Lockyer 
It's another busy week for the members of the Governor Simcoe field hockey team.  Players are reminded to check the team lists posted on Ms. B's office door for both today's and tomorrow's game. Today we play in Beamsville vs. Eden at 4:30. Tomorrow are the Zone semi-finals, 3:00 at Laura Secord.  All team members are asked to attend this game whether or not their name appears on the playing team list.  All team members are also reminded of the possibility of playing at 1:00 on Friday in the Zone Championships. Ladies, hydration, sleep and properly fueling your body will be the key to performing at your best this week.  Please make these three things a priority.

GUITAR CLUB – Mr. Hartley 
Guitar Club is unfortunately cancelled for this Wednesday.  Bring your guitar to join in on the fun next Wednesday.  New members are always welcomed. 

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn 
There is a brief meeting after school today regarding tomorrow's Zone meet at Fireman's Park. See you after school today in room 120. 

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room. Please be ready to play no later than 2:25. 

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
The Ontario University Fair is this Wednesday morning at Holy Cross.  Grade 11 students listen up:  This is the first year we are able to take some grade 11 students to the fair.  We have 20 seats left on the bus.  If you come into Guidance today and get a permission form, we will take the first 20 students to return signed permission forms by the end of day tomorrow.  This is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from all of Ontario's universities. 
 
Friday, October 14, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mrs. Dodge 
If you took a course during this past summer at summer school.....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick up your report from Ms. Dodge in Guidance. 

GIRLS HOCKEY -  Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
All girls interested in playing hockey for Governor Simcoe need to see Mrs. Davis-Thompson to pick up an information package and permission to participate form. Mrs. Davis-Thompson can be found down by the gym before school starts. Forms will be left on the door to the girls PE office. Forms need to be returned by Monday Oct.17 

FIELD HOCKEY – Miss Bainbridge/Miss Lockyer 
All members of the Field Hockey Team are asked to attend a short meeting RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF LUNCH TODAY in room 301.  If you are unable to attend, please speak to Ms. B or Ms. Lockyer to find out what you will miss. Thanks 

CAPPIES – Mrs. K. Smith
Do you like seeing plays and musicals for free? Do you enjoy writing?  If this sounds like you, come to the library at lunch on Monday and get some information about joining the Cappies - our theatre critic team.  

SOS –Mrs. Peck
Did you know 2 billion people worldwide don’t get enough zinc in their diet and nearly 450 000 children are at risk of dying every year due to zinc deficiency? An AA battery contains the amount of zinc needed to save the lives of 6 children! You can help by recycling your used batteries and the company, Teck will donate the value of zinc recycled to Unicef to help save a child’s life in Kenya. Do you want to save a child’s life, while also helping to reduce the amount of electronic waste in landfills? Bring in your used batteries and drop them off in the bin in the foyer. Together let’s help get zinc to those children who need it most. 

MR. TOPE - 
Staff would like to congratulate Shaun Bredl for being named the Alumni Director for the prestigious COLS Leadership organization.  Shaun is also a finalist to MC this year’s Leadership Conference set for May.   Well Done Shaun! 

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn
The Senior Boys Volleyball team will practice on Monday October 17th at 2:20 pm and Tuesday October 18th at 2:20pm. All players must attend! 

RECYCLING – Mr. Cockburn 
School wide recycling will take place this morning. Would all staff please place their grey boxes and blue boxes outside their classroom doors immediately after the morning announcements. 
SOS - This is just a quick reminder from the SOS club to bring in donations for the We Scare Hunger campaign. Please try your best to bring something in as soon as possible to help fill those barrels! Our goal is to surpass our last year`s collection of 1500 pounds. Many St. Catharines families will benefit from your help. Thanks Simcoe! 

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL – Mr. Madole
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Basketball Team on their exciting comeback victory last night. Thanks to some big 3 points shots, excellent team defense and clutch free throws the girls came out with a 33-32 win. Their hard work and dedication has lead to an improved performance each game. Keep up the good work girls.

FOOTBALL – Mr. Brophy 
Yesterday, the Redcoats Football Team continued with its unbeaten streak by defeating Collegiate 42-6.
All members of the team contributed to the victory and a message was sent to the rest of the league that the Redcoats are back!  Touchdowns were scored by Kurt Allen, Billy Kilpatrick, Owen Friesen, Phil Roy and Kealan Pilon.  A special shout out to Coach Spiece who coached the offense to a phenomenal performance with limited practice time.  Great job Redcoats.  Our next game is in two weeks at home against South Lincoln.

SKI CLUB – Mr. Brophy & Mr. Donevan
There will be a meeting for all those interested in joining this year’s Ski Club next Tuesday at lunch in the library.  All forms and club information will be given at this time.  If you cannot attend please see Mr. Brophy or Mr. Donevan for information. 

SENIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL – Mrs. Steifelmeyer 
The Senior Girls Basketball Team is competing in the Welland Tribune tourney this week.  The girls advanced to the consolation semi finals with a convincing win over Niagara Christian College 45-25.  Leading the way was Rowan Thomas with 12 points.  Also playing well for Simcoe was Hana Parkin, Rhegan Sinclair  and Emily Marsh.  the girls play at 3:30pm today vs St Paul.  Good luck team. 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mrs. Dodge 
If you took a course during this past summer at summer school.....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick up your report from Ms. Dodge in Guidance. 

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Davis-Thompson 
All girls interested in playing hockey for Governor Simcoe need to see Mrs. Davis-Thompson to pick up an information package and permission to participate form. Mrs. Davis-Thompson can be found down by the gym before school starts. Forms will be left on the door to the girls PE office. 

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
College Bound Grade 12 Students - If you would like to visit the Ontario College Fair at Niagara College on Monday, October 24th, please come into Guidance and pick up a field trip permission form.  We will take the first 46 students who return their permission forms. University applicants - there is still room on the bus for the University Information Program next Wednesday.  Please get your forms returned today or tomorrow.  Forms can be picked up in Guidance from the counter.

NIAGARA ICE DOGS – Mr. Tope 
The Dogs will be here today to sell $2.00 for students and adults.  

CAPPIES – Mrs. K. Smith 
There will be a meeting on Monday at lunch in the library for any students who are interested in being a member of our Cappies Theatre Critic Team.  If you like seeing plays and musicals for free and writing about them, this is a great opportunity for you.  Come out to the meeting for more information. 

JUNIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – MME. Angelone 
We will be leaving the school tomorrow (Oct 14) morning at 8:10 for our tournament at Myer.  Please see Mme. Angelone in room 308 D before the start of period 4 to pick up a schedule. 

TEAM GERBES – Mrs. Gerbes 
Michael Lirio - come and see Miss Gerbes today sometime 

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge/Miss Lockyer
Another great game by the Junior Varsity Field Hockey team - the ladies played touch and were able to hold Eden to a tie.  Great goal by Mackenzie Ziegler and solid play by everyone on the field.  Great work ladies!

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn 
Solid effort yesterday by all Redcoat cross runners at the Zone Qualifier's Meet at Fireman's Park. Results should be posted later today which will determine who is running next week at Zone. There is a practice today and Friday after school for all runners, especially those interested in improving and maximizing your running abilities and enhancing your overall human potential while on this earth. And remember, those who can, do. Those who cannot, talk about. See you after school Redcoat runners it. 

SOS – Ms. Peck
Listen up, Simcoe. This is a really important message. Several weeks ago, Sama Nanayakkara was nominated for a very prestigious award called the Sovereign Medal of Volunteers. This award represents tremendous service to others and a commitment to make making our world a better place to live. Only 10 people in all of Canada will win this award, and I am so pleased to announce that Sama will be one of those recipients! Additionally, our SOS team members were invited to a VIP event where they not only get to witness Sama receiving this award which will personally be given by either Marc or Craig Kielburger, the founders of WE Day, they will be honoured for their outstanding efforts as well. Be sure to congratulate Sama and our senior SOS members for this accomplishment. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mrs. Dodge 
If you took a course during this past summer at summer school.....PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE pick up your report from Ms. Dodge in Guidance. 

SOS Meeting – Ms. Crowe/Ms. Cunningham/Mrs. Davis-Thompson/Miss Lockyer/Ms. Peck
There is an SOS Meeting in room 204 today at 11:25 a.m.

GIRLS HOCKEY – Mrs. Sherry Davis-Thompson 
All girls interested in playing hockey for Governor Simcoe need to see Mrs. Davis-Thompson to pick up an information package and permission to participate form. Mrs. Davis-Thompson can be found down by the gym before school starts. She will also be in room 204 at lunch today. 

SIMCOE DRAMA – Mrs. Risko
Any students wanting to travel to the Shaw Festival to take part in a professionally led workshop and see a performance of "" Sweeney Todd,"" on October 18th, are asked to see Mrs. Risko today. Spots are limited, and it is sure to be an amazing trip.

ARTS DEPARTMENT – Mrs. Risko 
Wow! The artistic talent at the school is AMAZING!! The Arts department would like to thank all of the students who contributed their artwork towards the logo competition for "Beauty and the Beast." You made our choice extremely difficult. That being said, we did pick a winner for the contest, and we would like to give a huge congratulations to Emily Marsh for being chosen as the winning artist. Her design, along with a concept from Kiya Camillieri's design will be our featured logo for this year’s production. Honourable mentions go out to Troy Kronowetter, Karilyn Klassen, Bridget Varley and Emily Fehr for their designs. We are planning on using them as part of a series of promotional posters over the coming months. Another honourable mention goes out to Mackenzie Morningstar, for her title design that will be incorporated into one of the posters. Congratulations again, and thank you for your time and commitment. 

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn 
The Senior Boys Volleyball Team host Grimsby today at 3:30 pm in the main gym. Come on out and support your fellow Redcoats! Good luck Boys!! 

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
This is the last week to sign up for the PSAT test that is running next Wednesday.  If you are considering attending post secondary school in the USA, it is critical that you complete this test.  See Mr. Tope for more details.

FRENCH DEPARTMENT/CANADIAN WORLD STUDIES – Mr. Robitaille
This is just a reminder to all of the staff that all grade 10 students that are currently enrolled in a Civics class will make their way down to the auditorium at the beginning of period 2 after attendance for a visit with Chris Bittle, St. Catharines' Member of Parliament. 

PRIDE ALLIANCE – Mr. White 
Hello Governor Simcoe!  Are you looking for people to relate to? Have intelligent conversations with? Are you looking for a chill hangout during lunch? Look no further….
Pride Alliance is looking for members of all grades to join.  We meet every Wednesday, (that’s today) during lunch, in the Student Success room.  Bring your friends, no one is turned away.  We look forward to seeing you at our meeting. 

SOS – Ms. Peck 
Simcoe, this is a message from the SOS club telling you that we will be running our annual We Scare Hunger campaign in support of community care. Community care is a local non-profit organization that supports families and people in the region by providing them with the necessities of life. They are asking for a range of donations, non-perishable food, baby food, diapers, blankets and toothbrushes. You can donate your items in the community care barrels in the main foyer  -  we will be accepting these donations until Monday October 31th. Please start filling up those barrels Simcoe! 

FIELD HOCKEY – Miss Bainbridge/Miss Lockyer 
Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey Team for their strong 5-0 win yesterday against Laura Secord.  Emily Voordouw dominated with 2 goals, followed by Mackenzie 'Mack attack' Ziegler.  Brooke Walton stepped up to destroy the defence to put one past the keeper and Katie 'Awesome Sauce' Elliot finished off the game with an unbelievable goal!  Miss Lockyer once again coached her heart out and remains undefeated.  A special shout out to Miss B who went in strong for Secord in the last 5 minutes!  Well done ladies and good luck tonight in your game against Eden.

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm in room 127 (a.k.a the art studio). New members are always welcome. Art Club happens every Wednesday after school. See Mr. Grant for details. 

Would the following students please come to the main office after the announcements.  Sophie Bechkos, Dorian Crabbe, Katherine Elliott, Mackenna Fusek, Nada Osman, Emma Fulton and Hunter Fulton.
 
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLIES – Ms. Atack 
"I know what I'm interested in - What's next" Post Secondary Assembly Period 4 in the Auditorium.  This is mandatory for both college and university applicants.

GIRLS BOOK CLUB – Mrs. K. Smith 
Would all members of the Girls' Book Club please meet in the library today at the beginning of lunch for a quick meeting.

OFFICE – Mrs. Block
Would Ava Danz please come to the main office after the announcements.

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn 
Attention runners:   Zone qualifier meet is tomorrow at Fireman's Park in Niagara Falls. We need a couple of parent drivers still to get all athletes to the race. Light run after school tonight and please check the whiteboard in Mr. Quinn's room for more race details. 

MUSIC – Mrs. Stickney 
Just a reminder that there will be a ladies vocal rehearsal after school today in the Music Room beginning at 2:20.  Jazz band rehearsals will resume next Monday at the usual time.
Just a Reminder:  Picture Retakes are set for Wednesday, October 26th during the afternoon in the Auditorium.

Our School Nurse, Sue Garbutt will be all day today. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Mrs. Steifelmeyer 
Congratulations to the Senior Girls for their strong performance last week in the Standard Tournament.  The team beat Thorold on Thursday night 52 to 27 behind Hana Parkin's 19 points and Hope Berg's 10 points. The team advanced to the consolation final on Friday night but unfortunately dropped a 36 to 29 game to Sir Winston Churchill.  Leading the way was Rowan Thomas with 11 points. The team is in the Welland Tribune Tournament this week playing Denis Morris tomorrow night.  Good luck girls.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

SIMCOE DRAMA – Mrs. Risko
Any students wanting to travel to the Shaw Festival to take part in a professionally led workshop and see a performance of "" Sweeney Todd,"" on October 18th, are asked to see Mrs. Risko today. Spots are limited, and it is sure to be an amazing trip.

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLIES – Ms. Atack
Coming up next week:  Tuesday, October 11th Period 4 in the Auditorium.  "I know what I am interested in - What's Next?"  This is Mandatory for both college and university applicants. 

ROBOTICS – Mr. Diramio 
The weekly team meeting is today after school. Remember to talk to one of the seniors if you are unable to attend. 

OFFICE – Mrs. Block
Attention all Former Grads:  The June 2016 Grad Videos are back and ready for pick up. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL STIEFELMEYER
Congratulations to the Senior Girls basketball team who pulled out a gutsy win over Holy Cross yesterday in the Standard Tournament.  Leading the way was Hana Parkin with 14 points and Rowan Thomas with 12.  Jesse Bellamy played a strong game defensively.  the girls play Thorold today at 4:30pm.  Good luck team. 

TENNIS - MISS GERBES 
Yesterday, Avery Goertz, Heather McLachlan, and Isabelle Newkirk competed at the SOSSA Senior Tennis tournament.  Isabelle lost in a 7-7 tie breaker to Orchard Park, went on to beat Grimsby in the consolation semi-finals, but had to forfeit her final game due to an injury earlier in the day.  Avery and Heather beat Myer in their first game but were defeated by SWC and Westmount.  Overall the girls all played very well - congratulations on a great season! 

FIELD HOCKEY - N. BAINBRIDGE, K. LOCKYER
Yesterday your lady Redcoat field hockey team beat Beamsville 2-0.  Both goals were scored by sniper extraordinaire, Camryn Maclean.  A steady attack and control of the game was once again thanks to the Vasko sister team of Alexa and Olivia.  All members of the team played with poise and strength and earned a well deserved win.  Shut out went to Breanna Berg in net. Ms. Lockyer made her debut as head coach and frankly without her the team would have crumbled.  Her knowledge of the game and strategic tactics were exactly what the team needed in order to be victorious.Players please enjoy your day off today and your Thanksgiving break.  We are right back at it when we get back from Thanksgiving with a game vs. Laura Secord on Tuesday, October 11th.  Please be sure to check Ms. B's office door for the Team list for upcoming games. 
 
CHESS CLUB LAVICTOIRE
Attention all chess club members:  today's practice at lunch has been cancelled.  Regular practices resume Tuesday, and will be taking place every lunch in Room 310.  The first tournament is only 4 weeks away, so we need to improve our game in preparation.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

REDCOAT ARTS – Mrs. Risko
ATTENTION ANY AND ALL STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BE A PART OF ""BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! The time has finally arrived!  Any student who is interested in either being a part of this musical, either on stage or off stage, with either a big time commitment or a small one, are asked to attend the MANDATORY information meeting that will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at lunch in the theatre. You do NOT need any previous experience to be a part of this show - it is sure to be an amazing production. For those of you nervous about the singing aspect, DO NOT WORRY! WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO SING...so don't let that stop you. Now is the time to get involved in something spectacular, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible!

SIMCOE DRAMA – Mrs. Risko
Any students wanting to travel to the Shaw Festival to take part in a professionally led workshop and see a performance of "" Sweeney Todd,"" on October 18th, are asked to see Mrs. Risko today. Spots are limited, and it is sure to be an amazing trip.

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack
Brock University will be here Period 5 in the theatre.  Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

WORLD TEACHERS DAY 
According to UNESCO(United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers' Day on October 5th represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the vital contributions that teachers make to education and development.

ROBOTICS – Mr. Diramio 
We will be having our Robotics Team Meeting on Thursday this week because of the PD Day on Friday.

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
Are you in Grade 11 and considering attending post-secondary studies in the U.S.A.?   If so, the PSAT Test is an important part of the process.   Sign up for the PSAT test in the Guidance office.  Cost is $25.00 U.S.  See Mr. Tope with any questions.

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
Governor Simcoe will be taking a bus load of students to the Ontario University Fair at Holy Cross on October 19th.  If you would like to attend the event, please come to Guidance and get a permission form.  We will take the first 46 students who bring back their forms. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
Yesterday afternoon in the opening round game of the St Catharines Standard Senior Girls basketball tournament, Governor Simcoe hosted St Mikes in a sold out gymnasium  The girls came up short losing 42-38.  leading the way offensively was Hana Parkin with 12 points and Rhegan Sinclair with 9.  Great defensive play from Rowan Thomas.  The girls play today at 4:30 vs Holy Cross.  Good luck girls 

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn 
Attention on Redcoat Cross runners. Light practice after school today and meet at Brock tomorrow. We need parent drivers , especially being picked up at Brock tomorrow. You will find out meet details today after school prior to our practice. Zone qualifier next week. Time to get going. 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant 
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm in the art room (room 127). New members are always welcome.  Art Club happens EVERY Wednesday from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. Please see Mr. Grant for details.  The winner of the Beauty and the Beast logo design contest will be announced on Friday. 

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer
The members of the Senior Girls Basketball Team will be coming around to your Period 1 classes to sell buy in tickets for their game today at 1:15pm. 

ROBOTICS – Mr. Diramio 
Because of the PD Day on Friday, we will be having our weekly team meeting on Thursday instead. 

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant 
Art Club meets every Wednesday after school from 2:15pm - 4:00 pm. New members are always welcome. Please see Mr. Grant for details.  IMPORTANT: Rosie Krasichynski needs to see Mr. Grant today.  Thanks to all the artists who submitted Beauty and The Beast logo designs. The competition's winner shall be announced soon... Hang on to your boots!
 
Monday, October 3, 2016

REDCOAT ARTS – Mrs. Risko
ATTENTION ANY AND ALL STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BE A PART OF ""BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!"" The time has finally arrived!  Any student who is interested in either being a part of this musical, either on stage or off stage, with either a big time commitment or a small one, are asked to attend the MANDATORY information meeting that will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at lunch in the theatre. You do NOT need any previous experience to be a part of this show - it is sure to be an amazing production. For those of you nervous about the singing aspect, DO NOT WORRY! WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO SING...so don't let that stop you. Now is the time to get involved in something spectacular, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible!

SIMCOE DRAMA – Mrs. Risko
Any students wanting to travel to the Shaw Festival to take part in a professionally led workshop and see a performance of "" Sweeney Todd,"" on October 18th, are asked to see Mrs. Risko today. Spots are limited, and it is sure to be an amazing trip.

OFFICE – Mrs. Block
Would the following students please come down to the main office after these announcements.  
Karilyn Klassen, Katy Tees, Saryn Waters, Ayesha Ahmad, Lucas Sawatsky and Amy Cannon-Duguay.

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope
Students must register for PSAT TODAY with Mr. Tope 

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack
Grade 9 Test of Cognitive Skills will be held during periods 2 & 3 today.
Students & Staff:  Please note that the cafeteria will be closed today between periods 2 & 3.
Also, The University of Toronto, Mississauga visits today during period 4.  Please go to your Period 4 class for attendance first.

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer
The Senior Girls Basketball Team will be competing in the St. Catharines Standard Tournament this week at Simcoe.  The team will host S.t Mike's on Tuesday at 1:15 pm in a buy-in during Period 5.  Tickets will be on sale today at lunch in the cafeteria for $2.00.  Please come out and support the team. 

SPIRIT SQUAD – Mrs. Tilly & Ms. Bainbridge 
All spirit squad members are asked to please meet at the beginning of lunch in room 310 today! Also, it's not too late to get tickets for the King/Queen for a day draw to support Terry Fox. Get your tickets from Spirit Squad or directly from Mrs. Tilly today. The draw will take place at tomorrow's BBQ. 

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge 
This is a reminder to members of the Field Hockey Team of their game today at 3:00 vs. Eden.  Pleases check Ms. B's office door after lunch for the team list.  If you need a ride to the game please let Ms. B or Ms. Lockyer know before the end of the school day today.  

ANIME CLUB – Ms. Salvas 
A reminder that Anime Club meets today in room 308C.  All are welcome to attend. 

JAZZ BAND – Mrs. Stickney
Attention Jazz Band Members! There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room starting at 2:25. Please be prompt! 

TERRY FOX – Mrs. Stickney
Attention Redcoats! Tomorrow is our annual Terry Fox Walk for Cancer. You can still bring in donations today! Help support this worthy cause.  Would Declan Platakis and Ciaran Brophy please go to the Music Room during their MSIP classes.

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Mrs. Steiefelmeyer 
Tickets will be on sale today at lunch in the cafeteria for the Senior Girls Basketball game buy in being held on Tuesday at 1:15pm.  Come out and support the team. 

Students & Staff:  Please note that the cafeteria will be closed today between periods 2 & 3.
 
Friday, September 30, 2016

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Carleton University will be here Period 1 in the Library. King's College, University of Western will be here Period 3 in the Library. Please go to your Period 1 and 3 classes for attendance first. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
The Senior Girls Basketball Team will be competing in the St. Catharine’s Standard Tourney next week here at Simcoe.  The girls will host St. Mike's on Tuesday at 1:15pm in a buy-in during Period #5.  Tickets will be on sale Monday at lunch and Tuesday morning for $2.00.  Please come out and support the team. 

ARTS COUNCIL – MR. GRANT 
To all Arts' Council Members:  If there is anyone who has a small Arts' Council t-shirt (that isn't comfortable or doesn't quite fit, Mr. Grant is looking for someone who has a small shirt and would be willing to trade the size small for a medium size t-shirt. Please see Mr. Grant for details.  Also, today is the final day to submit your Beauty and the Beast logo designs to Mr. Grant, Mrs. Stickney or Mrs. Risko. The deadline is today at 2:10 pm 

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge
Field hockey players are reminded of their game today vs. Beamsville at 3:00 and asked to check Ms. B's office door for the team list.  Players are also asked to think ahead to next week's schedule and to indicate any games that they will not  be able to make also on the list on Ms. B's door. Teachers please excuse the members of the team from 5th period at 1:50." 

GUIDANCE –Mr. Tope
The Atlantic University Fair is taking place on Monday at Ridley College.   Those interested must see Mr. Tope today for more details.

OPEN MIC IN THE LIBRARY – Mr. Hartley 
Open Mic in the Library is at lunch today!  Come on out to cheer them on!! 

TERRY FOX – Mrs. Stickney
Attention Redcoats - due to the weather our new date for Terry Fox is next Tuesday. That means if you have more donations to bring in for this worthy cause, we will be collecting until that day! Remember all the proceeds are going toward fighting cancer so get donating! Every little bit helps!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Your school nurse is here today for your health care needs or questions.  This is a confidential service.  You can find her located in the main office area. 

UNIVERSITIES OF COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
The University of Ontario, Institute of Technology is here Period 1.  Please go to your Period 1 class for attendance first and then proceed to the Library.

POST SECONDARY ASSEMBLY – Mr. Tope
Applying to the U.S., Admissions Process, Period 2 in the Library (Optional)".  This presentation would be beneficial to any grade 11’s considering the U.S. for school.

GIRLS BOOK CLUB – Mrs. Smith
Girls Book Club meets today at lunch in room 141C.  New comers are always welcome! 

SPIRIT SQUAD – Mrs. Tilly & Ms. Bainbridge 
In support of the Terry Fox Fundraiser, Spirit Squad is selling tickets to win the chance to be King/Queen for the Day. This awesome prize will include a “rolly chair” that you will sit in for the day.  You will be delivered to and from classes in this chair, while someone else carries your stuff. Elevator access will be provided, as well as free lunch too! Buy tickets at lunch in the cafeteria from the Spirit Squad for only 50 cents!! Buy as many tickets as you like and increase your chances of winning! The winner will be drawn at the Terry Fox Barbecue on Friday.

TERRY FOX – Mrs. Stickney
Attention Redcoats! Today is day five of our Terry Fox classroom challenge! Please donate to this worthwhile cause. Our goal is to surpass last year and raise $2000... That's less than $3 per student! Just a reminder that our school walk will take place tomorrow, weather permitting, and will be followed by a barbecue lunch. 

GUIDANCE - Mr. Tope 
Are you in Grade 11 and considering attending post-secondary studies in the U.S.A.?   If so, the PSAT Test is an important part of the process.   Sign up for the PSAT test in the Guidance office.  Cost is $25.00 U.S.  See Mr. Tope with any questions.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY -Mr. Kuebeck 
Today and Friday, Simcoe will be celebrating "Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters". All staff and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on these two days in the spirit of reconciliation and healing. This date has been chosen to recognize the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters as we continue on our reconciliation journey.  Over 150,000 children attended these schools and 4,000 died while attending.  Approximately 80,000 survivors of these schools are alive today.

ART CLUB  - Mr. Grant
To all Redocat Artists: Don't forget to submit your “Beauty and the Beast” logo designs to Mr. Grant, Mrs. Stickney or Mrs. Risko by tomorrow (Friday) at 2:10 p.m. These designs can be coloured drawings or paintings. The winner shall receive a hefty cash award, as well unprecedented fame!!! The winner's artwork will be displayed on posters, tickets, programs, website screens and car magnets... yes... that's right... groovy “Beauty and the Beast” car magnets... woot woot! 

TENNIS – Ms. Gerbes
Yesterday, Governor Simcoe's Junior Tennis Team competed at Zone.  Krysten Huyun played well but was defeated by Grimsby and Blessed Trinity.  Lucas Romanelli & Will Shickluna-Pierce easily won in the first round to Heritage Christian but ended up losing to them in the semi-finals. Great effort, team!  Will Heather McLachlan and Avery Goertz please see Miss Gerbes as soon as possible.

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge 
Yesterday your Lady Redcoat Field Hockey Team beat Laura Secord 3-0. Congratulations girls on your win.  Next up for the team is a game vs. South Lincoln on Friday.  Enjoy your day off today.  Please check Ms. B's office door later on today for the team list for Friday's game.  

REDCOAT ARTS – Mrs. Risko
ATTENTION ANY AND ALL STUDENTS WHO WANT TO BE A PART OF ""BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!"" The time has finally arrived!  Any student who is interested in either being a part of this musical, either on stage or off stage, with either a big time commitment or a small one, are asked to attend the MANDATORY information meeting that will take place on Wednesday, October 5th at lunch in the theatre. You do NOT need any previous experience to be a part of this show - it is sure to be an amazing production. For those of you nervous about the singing aspect, DO NOT WORRY! WE WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO SING...so don't let that stop you. Now is the time to get involved in something spectacular, and to make memories that will last a lifetime. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible!

SIMCOE DRAMA – Mrs. Risko
Any students wanting to travel to the Shaw Festival to take part in a professionally led workshop and see a performance of "" Sweeney Todd,"" on October 18th, are asked to see Mrs. Risko today. Spots are limited, and it is sure to be an amazing trip.

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn 
Great effort and dedication to those runners that did in fact show up to yesterday's practice and train. Friendly reminder to those that didn't, the Bulldog Invitational was the first meet of the season, not the last. Mr. Quinn is unable to attend practice after school today but still expects runners to get out at some point for a run. Zone Qualifiers is only two weeks away. Hoping the dedication trends upward from this point forward. #justrunbaby 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Ms. Angelone
Reminder to all Junior Boys Volleyball Team members that there will not be practice today. Meet in the front foyer tomorrow morning at 7:45 for our tournament at Crossley.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SIMCOE BUDDIES – Ms. Nuyten
Calling all Simcoe Buddies.....if you have signed up or are interested in being a Buddy please come to Room 202 the room above the library at lunch on today....We will meet every Wednesday....For fun, friendship and festivities!! Hope to see you then....Any questions please come see Ms. Nuyten

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE VISITS -Ms. Atack
Redeemer University College will be here Period 5 in the Library.  Please go to your Period 5 class for attendance first.

SPIRIT SQUAD – Mrs. Tilly & Ms. Bainbridge 
In support of the Terry Fox fundraiser, Spirit Squad is selling tickets to win the chance to be King/Queen for the Day. This awesome prize will include a “rolly chair” that you will sit in for the day.  You will be delivered to and from classes in this chair, while someone else carries your stuff. Elevator access will be provided, as well as free lunch too! Buy tickets at lunch in the cafeteria from the Spirit Squad for only 50 cents!! Buy as many tickets as you like and increase your chances of winning! The winner will be drawn at the Terry Fox barbecue on Friday. 

GUIDANCE - Mr. Tope 
Are you in Grade 11 and considering attending post-secondary studies in the U.S.A.?   If so, the PSAT Test is an important part of the process.   Sign up for the PSAT test in the Guidance office.  Cost is $25.00 U.S.  See Mr. Tope with any questions.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY -Mr. Kuebeck 
This Thursday and Friday, Simcoe will be celebrating "Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters". All staff and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on these two days in the spirit of reconciliation and healing. This date has been chosen to recognize the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters as we continue on our reconciliation journey.  Over 150,000 children attended these schools and 4,000 died while attending.  Approximately 80,000 survivors of these schools are alive today.

ART CLUB – Mr. Grant 
Art Club will happen today from 2:15 - 4:00pm in the art room (room 127). Art Club occurs every Wednesday after school from 2:15 - 4:00pm. New members are always welcome. Please see Mr. Grant for details.  
Calling all Simcoe Artists: The logo design contest for Governor Simcoe's drama production of Beauty and the Beast closes this Friday, September 30th. Designs can be painted or drawn and must be coloured. Please submit all designs to either Mr. Grant, Mrs. Risko or Mrs.Stickney by this Friday at 2:10pm. A cash prize is being offered, and the winner will have his/her design adorn posters, tickets, website screens and car magnets... yes, even car magnets... wowzers!

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Ms. Stiefelmeyer 
The Senior Girls Basketball Team will be competing in the St Catharines Standard basketball tourney next week at Simcoe.  On Tuesday the team will host St. Mike's in a 1:15 pm buy in game.  Tickets will be on sale for $2.00 Monday at lunch and Tuesday morning.  Come out and support the team. 

FIELD HOCKEY – Ms. Bainbridge 
"Yesterday your lady Redcoats representative themselves, and the school, with class and athleticism at the DSBN Early Bird Field Hockey Tournament.  Each game the coach of the opposing team picked a player of the game on the Simcoe team.  Your players of the game were Emily Voordouw vs. Laura Secord, Hannah Copeland vs. Eden, Olivia Vasko vs. Beamsville and Mackenzie Ziegler vs. South Lincoln.The team plays today at 4:30 vs. Laura Secord and on Friday at 3:00 vs. South Lincoln.  Players are reminded to check Ms. B's office door for the team list for today's game. If you need a ride to the game today please see Ms. Bainbridge or Ms. Lockyer BEFORE the end of the school day today.If you are unable to play today or Friday please speak to one of the coaches as soon as possible.

TERRY FOX – Mrs. Stickney
"Attention Redcoats! Today is day four of our Terry Fox classroom challenge! Please donate to this worthwhile cause. Our goal is to surpass last year and raise $2000... That's less than $3 per student!
Just a reminder that our school walk will take place this Friday, weather permitting, and will be followed by a bbq lunch. 

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn
Great effort by all Redcoat runners yesterday at the rainy, wet, windy, cold and sunny Bulldog Invitational. Final results still not in but will be announced once Mr Quinn gets them. Coach Quinn was impressed with all runners early season form and knows we can all get stronger and faster. Special shout out to coach Quinn himself for his great job yesterday in difficult weather conditions. Practice today and Thursday after school with the Terry Fox run Friday. See you runners.

JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL – Mr. Madole
The Junior Girls Basketball Team will have a short meeting today at 2:15 in room 207E. If you cannot attend you must speak to Mr. Madole during the day today.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Your school nurse is here today after 10:30 a.m. and Thursday all day this week for your health care needs or questions.  This is a confidential service.  You can find her located in the main office area. 

YEARBOOK – Mrs. Minniti
All members of yearbook please meet in room 123 today at lunch for an important meeting. 

SWIM TEAM – Mrs. Tilly 
All swimmers are reminded of our first practice today after school at Kiwanis Pool. Be on the deck and ready to swim at 3pm. See Mrs. Tilly asap if you cannot attend. 

UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE VISITS – Ms. Atack 
Georgian College will be here Period 2.  Please go to Period 2 for attendance first.

SIMCOE BUDDIES Ms. Nuyten 
Calling all Simcoe Buddies:  If you have signed up or are interested in being a Buddy, please come to Room 202, the room above the library at lunch on Wednesday....We will meet every Wednesday....For fun, friendship and festivities!! Hope to see you then....Any questions please come see Ms. Nuyten 

SPIRIT SQUAD – Mrs. Tilly & Miss Bainbridge
In support of the Terry Fox fundraiser, spirit squad is selling tickets to win the chance to be King/Queen for the Day. This awesome prize will include A Rolly chair that you will sit in for the day, you will be delivered to and from classes in this chair, while someone else carries your stuff. Elevator access will be provided as well as free lunch too! Buy tickets at lunch in the caf from the Spirit Squad for only 50 cents!! Buy as many tickets as you like and increase your chances of winning! The winner will be drawn at the Terry Fox bbq on Friday. 

MR. KUEBECK, VP 
This Thursday and Friday, Simcoe will be celebrating "Orange Shirt Day- Every Child Matters". All staff and students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on these two days in the spirit of reconciliation and healing. This date has been chosen to recognize the harm done to generations of children by the Indian Residential Schools, and as an affirmation of our commitment to ensure that every child matters as we continue on our reconciliation journey.  Over 150,000 children attended these schools and 4,000 died while attending.  Approximately 80,000 survivors of these schools are alive today! 
 Monday, September 26, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mrs. Atack/Didomenico
The following Universities/Colleges will be here this week:  University of Windsor, Georgian College, Redeemer University College, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Carleton University. The University of Windsor will be here during period 5 in the Library.  Please go to Period 5 for attendance first.

PARENT COUNCIL 
The first meeting of the Parent Council is tonight at 6:30 in the Library. 

SIMCOE BUDDIES – Ms. Nuyten 
Calling all Simcoe Buddies.....if you have signed up or are interested in being a Buddy please come to Room 202 the room above the library at lunch on Wednesday....We will meet every Wednesday....For fun, friendship and festivities!! Hope to see you then....Any questions please come see Ms. Nuyten. 

ANIME CLUB – Ms. Salvas 
A reminder that Anime Club meets today at lunch in room 308C. All are welcome to attend. 

GUIDANCE – Ms. Atack 
Would the following students please come down to Guidance directly after announcements:   Alexandra McCollick, Darren Horton, Emma Gordon, Natasha Melymuka, Cecily Zeppetella, Braedon Archambault, Ava Danz, Madison Wegener and Madeline Freeman-Couts.

ARTS DEPARTMENT - Ms. Risko 
Any grade 11 or 12 Arts student who would like to attend a workshop and see a performance of "Sweeney Todd" at the Shaw Festival are asked to come and see Mrs. Risko today in order to get your permission form for the trip. The date of the trip is Tuesday, October 18th, and the cost is $40. Please see Mrs. Risko for more information. Thank you, and have a good day. 

ARTS DEPARTMENT - Ms. Risko 
Just a reminder that all artwork and designs for the logo for this year's musical production of "Beauty and the Beast" are due to Mr. Grant, Mrs. Stickney or Mrs. Risko by September 30th. There is a cash prize for the winning logo - so don't hesitate to hand yours in! We will happily accept any hand drawn or digital work. Thank you, and have a good day.

YEARBOOK – Mrs. Minniti 
All members of yearbook please meet in room 123 on Tuesday at lunch for a meeting. 

SPIRIT SQUAD – Ms. Tilly & Ms. Bainbridge 
All students involved with Spirit Squad are reminded to please meet today at the beginning of lunch in room 310 to make plans for the Terry Fox Run on Friday. See you there! 

SWIM TEAM - Mrs. Tilly 
All swimmers are reminded of our first practice at Kiwanis Pool tomorrow. Please bring your permission forms and be ready to swim on the deck for 3pm. Please Mrs. Tilly asap if you can't make it or need help arranging transportation to the pool. 
  Friday, September 23, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mrs. Dodge
Please pick up your summer school reports in guidance. 
Robotics:   Everyone needs to be at the team meeting after school today. If you have a very valid reason for not being there, please speak with Rachel, Shane, or Varun.

TERRY FOX - Mrs. Stickney 
Attention Redcoats! We will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Walk on September 30th. We will be starting the classroom challenge today. Your challenge is, for each period one classroom, to raise the most money. Donations will be also collected next week. So continue bringing in your donations as we prepare to walk to fight cancer next Friday.

FRENCH DEPARTMENT - Mmes Salvas/ Key
Dimanche est la Journée des Franco-Ontariens et nous espérons que vous avez porté du vert et du blanc aujourd’hui.  Le 25 septembre, 2010 était la première journée officielle où nous avons célébré cette journée en Ontario.  Les contributions de la communauté francophone à la vie culturelle, historique, sociale, économique et politique étaient reconnues pour la première fois.  Tous les Franco-Ontariens, soient de langue maternelle ou dans les écoles d’immersion, ont maintenant une journée pour célébrer la présence française dans les écoles.  Portez votre vert et blanc avec fierté, Redcoats!
Sunday is Franco-Ontarian Day and we hope you remembered to wear your white and green today!  September 25th, 2010 was the first official Franco-Ontarian day in the province of Ontario.  The contribution of Ontario’s Francophone community to cultural, historical, social, economic and political life is now officially recognized.  Franco-Ontarians of all origins, whether through first language, or in immersion schools, now have a day where they can gather and celebrate the French presence in schools.  Wear your green and white proudly, Redcoats!                     

 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

SWIM TEAM – Mrs. Tilly 
Attention anyone who couldn't make it to yesterday's swim team meeting!! It's not too late to sign up. Find Mrs. Tilly up on the third floor anytime this week to pick up important registration information!

FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
Your school nurse is here today until noon for your health care needs or questions.  This is a confidential service.  You can find her located in the main office area. 

FRENCH DEPARTMENT – Mme. Salvas
Sais-tu ce que les couleurs et les symboles sur le drapeau franco-ontarien représentent?  Le vert représente l’été et le blanc représente l’hiver.  Ensemble, les deux couleurs représentent la diversité du climat de l’Ontario.  Le lys évoque la francophonie mondiale, tandis que le trillium est l’emblème floral de l’Ontario.  Le plus que tu connais!  Do you know what the colours and the symbols of the Franco-Ontarian flag represent?  The green represents summer and the white represents winter.  Together the two colours represent the diversity of Ontario’s climate.  The lily on the flag evokes the French-speaking community worldwide, whereas the trillium is the floral emblem of Ontario.  The more you know! Don’t forget to wear green and white tomorrow to celebrate our province’s Francophone heritage.

GUIDANCE – Mrs. Dodge
Please pick up your summer school reports in guidance. 

ROBOTICS – Mr. DiRamio 
Robotics:  Remember that there is a full team meeting after school on Friday. Everyone is expected to be there, even if you can't stay after for robot build. Remember to bring your signed Team Member Expectation Form back by then. If you still need a form, come to the robotics room to pick it up.

GUIDANCE – Mr.Tope 
We have opened up a new period 3 MSIP.  If you are interested in joining Ms. Breivik's MSIP in the English area in Room 141C please see Mr. Tope this morning. 

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn 
Last night the Sr. Boys Volleyball team traveled to Eden to open their season. The boys played inspired volleyball and improve their play each game but ended up dropping the match in 3 close sets. Elijah Kornelson, Zach Morningstar, Eric Gomes, Robert Dreyer, Sean Climenhage and Isaac Lepp all played well. Good work boys!! A reminder that the seniors practice today at 2:20 pm. 

CROSS COUNTRY – Mr. Quinn 
Practice after school. You must attend as attendance has been inconsistent for many of our runners. Also, fees and forms must be in to Mr Quinn by the end of the day if you wish to participate in next week’s Bulldog Invitational. Don't let all your hard work go to waste. Get your stuff into Mr Quinn. If there is an issue, come see him in person. 

ART DEPARTMENT – Mr. Grant 
IMPORTANT: There has been a time change for this Friday's parade float decoration. The new meeting time will be 5:00pm at the CAA (3271 Schmon Parkway) across from Brock University. Once again, the new meeting time for the float decoration will be 5:00pm. Also, if any student float decorators have access to a staple gun (with staples), please bring it to the CAA this Friday at 5:00pm. Please see Mr. Grant for details. 

MUSIC – Mrs. Stickney
Would Kahlan Woodhouse please go to the music room after these announcements 

TERRY FOX - Mrs. Stickney 
Attention Redcoats! We will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Walk  September 30th. We will be starting the classroom challenge today!! Your challenge is, for each period one classroom to raise the most money. Donations will be also collected next week. So please bringing in your donations as we prepare to walk to fight cancer next Friday.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope Attention Graduating Students:  The Loran Scholarship is perhaps the most prestigious scholarship available to high school grads in the country.  To find the next generation of leaders for Canada, The Loran Scholar Foundation look beyond the transcript and find the promise of character: integrity, courage, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy.  Those interested in applying must see Mr. Tope by today! 

FRENCH DEPARTMENT – Mmes’ Salvas/Key Savais-tu qu’aujourd'hui, après quatre siècles d'évolution, la communauté francophone de l'Ontario dénombre environ 611 500 personnes, soit 4,8 % de la population totale de la province?  N’oublie pas de porter du vert et du blanc vendredi pour célébrer l’héritage francophone de notre province!  Did you know that today, after four centuries, Ontario's francophone community numbers around 611,500, 4.8% of the province's total population? Remember, wear green and white on Friday to celebrate our province’s Francophone heritage! 

REDCOATS CROSS COUNTRY –Mr. Quinn Attention Redcoat runners. You must have all forms and money into Mr Quinn by Thursday if you wish to compete at the Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday at Burgoyne Woods. Practice after school today, Thursday and Friday. Attendance is mandatory if you wish to compete. If you have a legitimate conflict, you must see Mr. Quinn. 

SWIM TEAM – Mrs. Tilly Attention anyone who couldn't make it to yesterday's swim team meeting!! It's not too late to sign up. Find Mrs. Tilly up on the third floor anytime this week to pick up important registration information! 

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL – Mr. Cockburn The Senior Boys Volleyball Team kicks off their season tonight at Eden at 3:30 pm. All players are reminded to meet at 2:20 by the gym. Good luck Redcoats! 

ROWING -MR. TOPE St. Catharines Rowing Club is hosting a ROWING TRY-IT DAY on Sunday October 2nd, 1 - 3 pm. for all students considering rowing this year for the first time.  Instruction will be given on the stationary rowing machine “ERG”, dockside in boats, and even on the water for a spin with experienced rowers!   Come out and try to have the highest score on the Rowing Ergometer 1 minute race.  You can try as many times as you like.  Those interested should see Mr. Tope for more details. 

ART CLUB -Mr. Grant Art Club will meet after school in the art room at 2:30pm. New members are welcome.  The entire Arts' Council will meet at lunch in the music room (instead of after school).

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
Attention Graduating Students:  The Loran Scholarship is perhaps the most prestigious scholarship available to high school grads in the country.  To find the next generation of leaders for Canada, The Loran Scholar Foundation look beyond the transcript and find the promise of character: integrity, courage, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy.  Those interested in applying must see Mr. Tope by Wednesday Sept 21st.

SWIM TEAM – Mrs. Tilly 
Attention all swimmers and swimmers to be! Anyone interested in participating in this year's swim team is asked to please meet in room 310 TODAY at lunch! Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information. 

GUIDANCE – MRS. Atack DiDomenico 
Today there will be an assembly for all grade 12 students during period 4.  All grade 12's are asked to report to period 4 for attendance and then make their way to the auditorium.  This is a mandatory session and grade 12's with a spare period must plan to attend.
Niagara College will be visiting grade 12 students during period 5 in the auditorium today.  Interested students must attend period 5 and then request permission from their teacher to attend.  Tests and lessons take precedence over attendance at post-secondary sessions from the colleges and universities.

ART CLUB - Mr. Grant 
There will be an Art Club / Visual Arts' Council Meeting in the art studio (room 127) at 2:30pm this Wednesday, September 21st. Arts Council will be making preparations for decorating the Governor Simcoe / Community Care float for this Saturday's parade. If any other students are interested in float decorating, please see Mr. Grant for details.

FRENCH DEPARTMENT - Mmes Salvas & Key 
Six years ago, the Ontario government declared September 25th as Franco-Ontarian Day - a day to officially recognize the contribution of Ontario’s Francophone community to the cultural, historical, social, economic and political life of the province.   Simcoe staff and students are invited to wear green and white on Friday – the colours of our Franco-Ontarian flag – to celebrate the diversity of our province! 

GUITAR CLUB -Mr. Hartley 
Guitar Club starts tomorrow after school in room 141 E.  See Mr. Hartley if you have any questions. 

OPEN MIC IN THE LIBRARY -Mr. Hartley
Open Mic in the Library starts this Friday at lunch.  All performers are welcome.  See Mr. Hartley if you have any questions. 

MUSIC - Mrs. Stickney 
Attention Singers! Anyone interested in being part of the choir this year, needs to come to a meeting on Thursday at the beginning of lunch in the Music Room. 

FIELD HOCKEY – Miss Bainbridge
After last night victory over south Lincoln, the Varsity Girls Field Hockey Team remains undefeated!   Our rookie goal keeper Brianne Berg, carried her 1st shut out.  Congratulations girls!  Our next game is against Ridley at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Monday, September 19, 2016

CHESS CLUB – Mr. Lavictoire 
For all students who would like to be a part of Chess Club, please see Mr. Lavictoire ASAP on the third floor so he can gauge interest.  If there is sufficient interest, Chess Club will continue for 2016-17, and we will attend as many tournaments as we can. 

GUIDANCE – Mr. Tope 
Attention Graduating Students:  The Loran Scholarship is perhaps the most prestigious scholarship available to high school grads in the country.  To find the next generation of leaders for Canada, The Loran Scholar Foundation look beyond the transcript and find the promise of character: integrity, courage, compassion, determination and a high level of personal autonomy.  Those interested in applying must see Mr. Tope by Wednesday Sept 21st.

FIELD HOCKEY – Miss Lockyer 
All Girls Field Hockey players:   Please meet today right after school in room 301 to get your uniform for today’s game.  We will not be bringing uniforms to the game so you MUST get them at this time! 

FIELD HOCKEY - Miss Bainbridge 
This is a reminder to ALL members of the field hockey team of their 4:30 game today at Laura Secord versus South Lincoln.  Players are asked to be at the field no later than 4.  If you are unable to attend the game you must speak to Ms. Lockyer or Ms. Bainbridge sometime during the school day today.  Anyone who needs a ride should also speak to one of the coaches as soon as possible. 

PRIDE ALLIANCE CLUB - Mr. White 
Pride Alliance will be meeting today at lunch time in the Student Success Room. For those that do not know, the Student Success room is located right beside the elevator on the first floor across from the office. 

DRAMA – Mrs. Risko 
If you are looking to get away from school for the day and have the chance to see a great performance, then this announcement is for you! We have 6 spots left on the trip to Stratford to see "Shakespeare in Love" on Tuesday, September 27th. Cost is $67, and we will be gone all day. Please see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Smith for your permission form. This trip is open to all students at Governor Simcoe who have an appreciation for the Arts, English and/or History.

SWIM TEAM – Ms. Tilly 
Attention all swimmers and swimmers to be! Anyone interested in participating in this year's swim team is asked to please meet in room 310 Tuesday at lunch! Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information.

SPIRIT SQUAD – Mrs. Tilly & Miss Bainbridge 
Looking for a great way to get involved this year at Simcoe? Want to spend more quality time with Miss Bainbridge, Mrs.Tilly and many other fun, energetic, high spirited and positive Redcoats? Spirit Squad is looking for you! Please join us in room 310 at lunch on Wednesday to find out more information! 

PICTURE DAY
Just a reminder to all staff and students that Tuesday (tomorrow) is Picture Day. Pictures will be taken in the staff room.  Please listen to the announcements tomorrow morning for instructions. 

GUIDANCE – Mrs. DiDominico
The first mandatory Guidance meeting of grade 12s will be period 4 tomorrow.  Niagara College will be here period 5 tomorrow.  We will review procedures to attend post secondary sessions in our meeting. 

ANIME CLUB – Ms. Salvas
Just a reminder that the Anime Club meets today in room 308C.  All are welcome!