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GOVERNOR SIMCOE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS

Friday, December 14, 2018   

Redcoat Council
Next week is our holiday spirit week. Check the posters in the front foyer for each day’s event.Monday is pj and cozy wear day. Get cozy! Refunds for dance tickets will be given out at lunch today in front of the council office.  Lastly, Thursday February 28, 2019 is the date for our annual semi formal. A dinner and dance will take place at the Greek Community centre. More details to follow soon.

Greetings from the Cafeteria
Please join us today for our “Festive Christmas Dinner” of: turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce & pumpkin pie….all for only $7.99!  Also, come on in and find the hidden elf. The first one to find it, gets to pick one baked good for free! Hope to see you there!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Just a reminder that your course selection for 2019/2020 is due on Monday.  Please make sure you double submit your courses over the weekend. The Semester 2 MSIP schedule of course selection interviews with a guidance counsellor is now up on the Guidance Event Calendar on the website.  They will run from February to March. Take a look and see when your semester 2 msip will be coming down.

SOS
SOS will be in the foyer Monday with cookies for those who donate to our wrapped in warmth campaign! We will accept cash donations as well!

Ice Dogs
$2.00 tickets will be sold at lunch today in the foyer for tomorrow’s game!  This is the last home game before the Holiday break.

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

SOS
On Monday SOS will be handing out cookies in the front foyer to students  who help fill our gift boxes with new winter clothing for our “Wrapped in Warmth Campaign”!

Simcoe Vocals
Attention all choir members - Please see Mrs Stickney today for a permission form for Tuesday!

Ice Dogs
$2.00 tickets will be sold at today in the foyer for tonight’s game!  In addition, the Dogs will be back selling a limited number of tickets on Friday for Saturday’s home game.   These are the last home games before the Holiday break.

 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Mrs. Stickney - Music
Thank to everyone who participated or supported last night’s Holiday Concert! It was a magical evening full of lots of Simcoe talent and spirit! Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Redcoat Council
Last day to purchase $5 tickets for our Winter wonderland dance at lunch in the foyer.  Tickets may be purchased at the door tonight for $7. Dance starts at 6 and remember to bring your ticket and student ID.

SOS
All SOS members meet in Ms. Peck’s room today at lunch

Mrs. Brophy - The Canadian Forces Indigenous Entry Programs
Any students eligible for Indigenous supports and looking for a summer job are invited to attend a quick presentation from the Canadian Armed Forces. Tomorrow, Sgt. Starks will be presenting possible Indigenous Entry programs into the Canadian Armed Forces.  The presentation will be about 15 mins long. If you are interested please sign up in the Guidance office today!

Greetings from the Cafeteria
Please join us for our “Festive Christmas Dinner” of: turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce & pumpkin pie this  Friday, December 14th….all for only $7.99! Also, come on in every day and find the hidden elf. The first one to find it, gets to pick one baked good for free! Hope to see you there!

AAPEX
Stop by today at lunch and see how you can get your license four months earlier and receive a free Basic CAA Membership.  Sign up today to save your spot. Classes fill up fast! And don’t forget to fill out a ballot for the Christmas draw!

Sr. Girls Volleyball
There is a senior girls volleyball practice today at 2:20 today. All must attend.

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Redcoat Council
Tickets for our Winter wonderland dance are on sale today at lunch in the foyer for $5.  Come on out tomorrow night from 6-9. Dress is casual. Hope to see you then!

Mrs. Stickney - Holiday Concert
Attention Redcoats! Today is the day that  the Simcoe Music Department will be kicking off the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Concert! The show starts at 7pm. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. Come out to support these talented musicians.

SOS
On Monday SOS will be handing out cookies in the front foyer to those who bring in new winter clothing for our “Wrapped in Warmth Campaign” to help kids in the community who do not have the necessary warm clothing for the winter season.

Girls Volleyball
Come out to cheer on our Jr and Sr Girls volleyball teams after school as they take on Smithville at home. Whose house - Our house!

AAPEX
Stop by tomorrow at lunch and see how you can get your license four months earlier and receive a free Basic CAA Membership.  Sign up early to save your spot. Classes fill up fast! And don’t forget to fill out a ballot for the Christmas draw!

Simcoe Pride Inc
Simcoe Pride will be having lunch today in the Seminar Room, Rm 120. Everyone is welcome to join.

 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Redcoat Council:
Hey Redcoats!  We will be hosting a dodgeball tournament on December 19.  Teams must consist of 6 people with a minimum of 2 girls and 2 guys.  Cost is $15 per team and spots are limited. Registration forms are available outside of the Student council office and room 308D.  

Redcoat Council-
Tickets for our Winter wonderland dance are on sale today at lunch in the foyer for $5.  Come on out this Wednesday from 6-9. Dress is casual. Hope to see you then!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today is HELP day for student needing assistance with course selection for 2019/2020.  If you need help travel via your msip first to the Guidance Office, pick up your credit counselling summary, and then join Ms. Atack and Mr. Tope in the Library for help.

Mrs. Stickney - Holiday Concert
Attention Redcoats! Tomorrow, the Simcoe Music Department will be kicking off the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Concert! The show starts at 7pm. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. Come out to support these talented musicians.

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Vocals
There will be a choir rehearsal at the beginning of lunch today in music room - please be prompt!

Mr. Grant - Art Club
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm in the visual arts studio. New Redcoat artists are always welcome. See you later, groovy art clubbers!

Mrs. Brophy - The Canadian Forces Indigenous Entry Programs
Any students eligible for Indigenous supports and looking for a summer job are invited to attend a quick presentation from the Canadian Armed Forces. On December 13th Sgt. Starks will be presenting possible Indigenous Entry programs into the Canadian Armed Forces.  The presentation will be about 15 mins long. If you are interested please sign up in the Guidance office today!

Greetings from the Cafeteria-
Please join us for our “Festive Christmas Dinner” of: turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce & pumpkin pie this  Friday, December 14th….all for only $7.99! Also, come on in every day and find the hidden elf. The first one to find it, gets to pick one baked good for free! Hope to see you there!

Sr Girls Volleyball
Congratulations to the Sr Girls Volleyball team who WON the tournament on Friday, in our house. The girls played incredible, beating rivals EL Crossley in the final.  Way to go girls!

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ms. Nuyen-Wrestling
Congratulations to the Simcoe wrestling team on their great performances at the tournament at Thorold yesterday. Excellent wrestling by all!!

Mrs. Tilly - Swimming
Yesterday, the swim team competed at Zone Finals at Brock University. Congratulations to the Jr. Girls relay team, the senior girls relay teams  and the Sr. Boys relay team. All of these teams have qualified to move on to SOSSA. Congratulations to all swimmers on an excellent performance at the pool. Swimmers are reminded that practices continue next week.

Redcoat Council:
Hey Redcoats!  We will be hosting a dodgeball tournament on December 19.  Teams must consist of 6 people with a minimum of 2 girls and 2 guys.  Cost is $15 per team and spots are limited. Registration forms are available outside of the Student council office and room 308D.  

Tickets for our Winter wonderland dance are on sale today at lunch in the foyer for $5.  Come on out next Wednesday December 12 from 6-9. Dress is casual. Hope to see you then!

Mrs. Stickney - jazz at lunch
Today at lunch the Simcoe Jazz Band will be performing in the library for your listening pleasure. Join us for some rockin’ tunes!!

Mrs. Peck - Gillian`s Place Family Sponsorship
Please bring all gift items, cash donations and gift cards to Mrs. Peck in room 204 today for our mom and her four children today. If you would still like to help out, please contact me before the end of the day. Thank you so much.

Mrs. Stickney - Volunteers Needed
Mrs. Stickney is looking for a few individuals to help with programs and refreshments the night of the Holiday Concert. Volunteer hours will be given. Attention Redcoats! On Tuesday, Dec 11th, the Simcoe Music Department will be kicking off the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Concert! The show starts at 7pm. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. Come out to support these talented musicians.

Mrs. Tilly - Holiday Assembly
The annual holiday assembly is just a couple of weeks away. We are looking for any students who would like to sing or play a holiday song, bust out a festive dance, act out a sketch or skit, or compete in a super fun holiday lip sync battle. The theme is always holiday fun so see Mrs. Tilly up on the third floor in room 310 asap to show your festive holiday spirit.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Just a reminder to students to get your course selection completed this weekend for 2019/2020.  HELP day will be on Monday. If you need help travel via your msip to the Guidance Office, pick up your credit counselling summary, and then join Ms. Atack and Mr. Tope in the Library for help.

Ice Dogs
Tickets will be sold at lunch today in the foyer for Saturday’s game!

 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mrs. Stickney - Jazz At Lunch
Tomorrow the Simcoe Jazz Band will be performing at lunch,  in the library for your listening pleasure. Join us for some rockin’ tunes!!

Redcoat Council
Tickets for our Winter wonderland dance are on sale today at lunch in the foyer for $5.  Come on out next Wednesday December 12 from 6-9. Dress is casual. Hope to see you then!

Mrs. Stickney - Holiday Concert
Attention Redcoats! On Tuesday, Dec 11th, the Simcoe Music Department will be kicking off the Holiday Season with the annual Holiday Concert! The show starts at 7pm. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. Come out to support these talented musicians.

Mrs. Stickney - Volunteer Hours
Mrs. Stickney is looking for a few individuals to help with programs and refreshments the night of the Holiday Concert. Volunteer hours will be given.

Redcoat Council:
Hey Redcoats!  We will be hosting a dodgeball tournament on December 19.  Teams must consist of 6 people with a minimum of 2 girls and 2 guys.  Cost is $15 per team and spots are limited. Registration forms are available outside of the Student council office and room 308D.  

SOS
This is a reminder that you can help out with the SOS “Wrapped in Warmth” Campaign to help children who are in need of warm clothing in our community. Please bring in new winter clothing scarves. There are wrapped, clearly-marked boxes in the front foyer or in Ms. Peck or Dr. Crowe’s classrooms for you to place your donations. Thank you so much for your help!!!

Mrs. Brophy - The Canadian Forces Indigenous Entry Programs
Any students eligible for Indigenous supports and looking for a summer job are invited to attend a quick presentation from the Canadian Armed Forces. On December 13th Sgt. Starks will be presenting possible Indigenous Entry programs into the Canadian Armed Forces.  The presentation will be about 15 mins long. If you are interested please sign up in the Guidance office today!

Mr T. Tope- Icedogs
The Icedogs will be here on Thursday to sell 2.00 tickets for Thursday’s game.   Limited seats available.

Mr Potalivo - Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch!
Do you have a creative business idea? Do you want the tools, coaching and awards to bring that idea to life? Then Make Your Pitch is for you. By creating a 2-minute video to pitch your business idea you can make that idea a reality. If interested see more information outside room 308A, where there is a sign up sheet. There will be a brief meeting today after school in room 308A.

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 math students: There is an EQAO Math lunchtime session TODAY! Make sure to bring your signed permission forms to get free pizza and math practice. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday in room 207C at lunch.

Mrs. Peck - Gillian’s Place Family Sponsorship
Please bring in your gift item for our mom and her four children by tomorrow or arrange with me directly to have it for Monday at the latest. I will be delivering the gifts to Gillian’s Place next Tuesday, Dec. 11 after school so all gift items need to be accounted for. If you would like to easily contribute to this family today or tomorrow, you could donate cash, which will go towards gifts that have not yet been purchased OR you can bring in a gift card from Walmart. Thanks so much for your generosity.

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mrs. Chiera - Attention Military Coop Applicants
Please come down to the coop office after the announcements for some important information regarding your application status.

Mr T. Tope- Icedogs
The Icedogs will be here on Thursday to sell 2.00 tickets for Thursday’s game.   Limited seats available.

Mrs. Brophy - The Canadian Forces Indigenous Entry Programs
Any students eligible for Indigenous supports and looking for a summer job are invited to attend a quick presentation from the Canadian Armed Forces. On December 13th Sgt. Starks will be presenting possible Indigenous Entry programs into the Canadian Armed Forces.  The presentation will be about 15 mins long. If you are interested please sign up in the Guidance office today!

SOS
If you want to help people in developing countries and at the same time purchase a gift for that special someone - a Rafiki chain is perfect. They are only $15 and will help families in 1 of 5 ways. They also look awesome and are all unique in their own way. Get yours today in the front foyer for only $15 until December 5th.

Mr Potalivo - Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch!
Do you have a creative business idea? Do you want the tools, coaching and awards to bring that idea to life? Then Make Your Pitch is for you. By creating a 2-minute video to pitch your business idea you can make that idea a reality. If interested see more information outside room 308A, where there is a sign up sheet. There will be a brief meeting tomorrow after school in room 308A.

Sr Girls Volleyball
There will be a short but mandatory Sr Girls Volleyball practice right after school today.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today we will be having grade assemblies to discuss course selection for next year.  Your 2019/2020 Course Selections will be due December 17th. Period 1 we will meet with Grade 9 students in the Theatre.  Period 3, Grade 10 students, and Period 4 Grade 11’s and any Grade 12’s wanting to return for 12B. Please go the appropriate period for attendance and you will be called down.

Canadian Forces Mali Initiative
At the Remembrance Day Assembly, Breanna B. announced an initiative she has adopted to help support Canadian soldier stationed in Mali. Breanna will be in the main foyer today at lunch to collect any letters or donations you have to give to support our troops serving overseas. Please help make a difference.

Mrs. Tilly - Holiday Assembly
The annual holiday assembly is just a couple of weeks away. We are looking for any students who would like to sing or play a holiday song, bust out a festive dance, act out a sketch or skit, or compete in a super fun holiday lip sync battle. The theme is always holiday fun so see Mrs. Tilly up on the third floor in room 310 asap to show your festive holiday spirit.

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mrs. Tilly - Holiday Assembly
The annual holiday assembly is just a couple of weeks away. We are looking for any students who would like to sing or play a holiday song, bust out a festive dance, act out a sketch or skit, or compete in a super fun holiday lip sync battle. The theme is always holiday fun so see Mrs. Tilly up on the third floor in room 310 asap to show your festive holiday spirit.

Mr T. Tope- Icedogs
The Icedogs will be here on Thursday to sell 2.00 tickets for Thursday’s game.   Limited seats available.

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Choir
There will be a choir rehearsal after school today. Please bring your singing voices to the music room at 2:20.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Tomorrow we will be having grade assemblies to discuss course selection for next year.  Your 2019/2020 Course Selections will be due December 17th. Period 1 we will meet with Grade 9 students in the Theatre.  Period 3, Grade 10 students, and Period 4 Grade 11’s and any Grade 12’s wanting to return for 12B

SOS
Do you want a gift that keeps on giving, get a Rafiki chain. They can be worn 4 different was and help women and children in Kenya. They go with everything and are perfect for the special person in your life. Only $15 in the front foyer at lunch now until December 5th.

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 math students: There is an EQAO Math lunchtime session TODAY! Make sure to bring your signed permission forms to get free pizza and math practice. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday in room 207C at lunch.

Aapex Contest Announcement
Learn to drive defensively and get your license four months earlier.  Fill out a contest ballot to qualify for $200 off of Aapex Driving Academy’s Beginner Driver Education Program.  Contest starts Monday December 3rd, 2018 and closes Monday December 17th, 2018. Winner will be announced Wednesday December 19th, 2018!

Canadian Forces Mali Initiative
At the Remembrance Day Assembly, Breanna Berg announced an initiative she has adopted to help support Canadian soldiers stationed in Mali. Breanna is asking for you to take the time to write a personal letter of support to our troops, and any donations you can make like a loonie or toonie. Breanna will be visiting MSIPs today to collect donations and to hand out postcards to interested students. Your donations will help to buy items for care packages to send overseas. Help make a difference.

Pride Inc
The Simcoe Pride Inc group will be meeting for lunch today in Room 120 - the Seminar Room. Everyone is welcome.


Monday, December 3, 2018

Mr. Grant - Art Club
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm. See you later groovy art clubbers!

SOS - Three announcements:
SOS will be having a meeting today as usual in room 141 A at lunch.

Have you been looking for a meaningful present for someone you care about? Give back this holiday season by buying a Rafiki bracelet. Rafiki bracelets are made by women in Kenya, all proceeds will be returned to the women. They are being sold in the front foyer for $15 including tax!This is A great gift for that special someone!

This is a reminder to please bring in new winter scarves, hats, mittens, coats, and snow pants for children in need in our community. There are wrapped, clearly-marked boxes in the front foyer or in Ms. Peck or Dr. Crowe’s classrooms for you to place your donations. Thank you so much for your help!!!

Mr Potalivo - Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch!
Do you have a creative business idea? Do you want the tools, coaching and awards to bring that idea to life? Then Make Your Pitch is for you. By creating a 2-minute video to pitch your business idea you can make that idea a reality. If interested see more information outside room 308A, where there is a sign up sheet. There will be a brief meeting after school in room 308A on Thursday December 6. See Mr. Potalivo for more details.

Mrs Bhan - Sr Girls Volleyball
Congratulations to the Sr Girls Volleyball team who placed second at their tournament at E.L. Crossley on Friday. The girls played a hard fought final, forcing a 3rd set, and losing by only a couple of points. Great work by all players - Ashley E. ran a smooth offence with Sadie D., Raiya M. and Emma M. dominating at the net. The girls play their next tournament this Friday at Simcoe - good luck girls!

Ms. Nuyen-Wrestling
Congratulations to the Simcoe wrestling team on their great performances at the tournament at Blessed Trinity on Friday. Winning bronze: Sara D.,  winning silver: Matt J. and winning gold was Mia F. Excellent wrestling by all! Next tournament will be Thursday, December 6th at Thorold.

 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mr Thompson - Girls Hockey
Just a few reminders for the lady Redcoats, please be at Peach King arena in the room by 7:30 am Monday morning and check in with Mr Thompson for your hoodie order ASAP

K. Crowe -  SOS
This is a reminder to please bring in new winter scarves, hats, mittens, coats, and snow pants for children in need in our community. There are wrapped, clearly-marked boxes in the front foyer or in Ms. Peck or Dr. Crowe’s classrooms for you to place your donations. Thank you so much for your help!!! If you need a gift for the holiday season Rafiki Jewelry is an amazing idea. SOS will be selling these in the foyer at lunch today and all next week; please stop by and get some more information and see the many different styles and colours you can choose from.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Senior Boys Basketball
The Senior boys basketball team will be hosting a buy-in on Monday at 1:30pm for there opening round game of the Standard Basketball Tournament.  Tickets will be sold at lunch today outside the cafeteria for $2.00 each. You must get permission from your Period 5 teacher to attend.

Mr Potalivo - Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch!
Do you have a creative business idea? Do you want the tools, coaching and awards to bring that idea to life? Then Make Your Pitch is for you. By creating a 2-minute video to pitch your business idea you can make that idea a reality. If interested see more information outside room 308A, where there is a sign up sheet. There will be a brief meeting after school in room 308A on Thursday December 6. See Mr. Potalivo for more details.

 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 math students: There is an EQAO Math lunchtime session TODAY! Make sure to bring your signed permission forms to get free pizza and math practice. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday in room 207C at lunch.

Mr Thompson - Girls Hockey
Last night the Lady Redcoats took on the Eden Flyers at Jack Gatecliff. Eden came out on top to a score of 5-0. Brooke W. was outstanding facing a constant barrage of shots. Your Redcoats should be commended on their hard work, consistent effort and their “never give up” attitude. The girls will be away on Monday all day for their tournament in Grimsby.

C. Peck Gillian’s Place Family Sponsorship
Please continue to support our Gillian's Place family. If you would like to purchase an item on the list, please see Mrs. Peck in room 204, or ask your teacher. Gift cards to Walmart and wrapping supplies are always helpful as well. Thank you so much for your support.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Senior Boys Basketball
The Senior boys basketball team will be hosting a buy-in on Monday at 1:30pm for there opening round game of the Standard Basketball Tournament.  Tickets will be sold at lunch on Friday outside the cafeteria for $2.00 each. You must get permission from your Period 5 teacher to attend.

Mrs Bhan - Senior Girls Volleyball
All forms and money must be submitted to Mrs Bhan today at practice.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis Team
The tennis sweaters have arrived! Please see Mrs Bhan today to pick them up.

Mme Angelone - Girls Rowing
Practice tonight is cancelled.  Next practice will be Monday at 6:15pm.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mr T. Tope- Icedogs
The Icedogs will be here on Thursday to sell 2.00 tickets for Thursday’s game.   Limited seats available.

K.Crowe - SOS
S.O.S. is starting the “Wrapped in Warmth” clothing drive! Please bring in new winter scarves, hats, mittens, coats, and snow pants for children in need in our community. There are wrapped, clearly-marked boxes in all of your classrooms for you to place your donations.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
All members are asked to see Mr. Potalivo for a brief meeting after school today in room 308A.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Senior Boys Basketball
The Senior boys basketball team will be hosting a buy-in on Monday at 1:30pm for there opening round game of the Standard Basketball Tournament.  Tickets will be sold at lunch on Friday outside the cafeteria for $2.00 each. You must get permission from your Period 5 teacher to attend.

Mrs Bhan - Senior Girls Volleyball
All players on the Sr Girls Volleyball Team are reminded to bring their forms and money to Mrs Bhan ASAP. These must be handed in or you will not be able to attend the tournament this Friday.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Mrs. Chiera - Attention all Open House Volunteers

Thank you to all of the volunteers for last nights Open House! You made our grade 8 families feel welcome and you did a great job showcasing our school. Please submit your volunteer hours through Hour Republic.

Ms. Nuyen-Wrestling
Congratulations to the Simcoe wrestling team on their  great performances in their first tournament of the year at Eden on Friday. Winning bronze were Sara D. and Bryn L. Winning gold were Mia F. and Matt J.

Rowing - Boys - Mr. Tope
A reminder that rowing workouts will begin TOMORROW morning at 6:25 a.m.  Please meet in the main foyer.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
This past Saturday DECA Business Club members Nicholas M.C., Andrew B. and Alysa E. competed in the Hamilton Regional Case Study Competition. Congratulations to Alysa E. who qualified for the Provincial Competition in Toronto in February! All members are asked to see Mr. Potalivo for a brief meeting after school Wednesday in room 308A.  

Mrs. Brophy - Canadian Blood Services
Just a reminder to all of the students who participated in the blood donation last Thursday that you are to submit your community involvement hours to Mrs. Brophy through Hour Republic for approval.

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 math students: The first EQAO Math lunchtime session is TODAY! Make sure to bring your signed permission forms to get free pizza and math practice. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday in room 207C at lunch.

K.Crowe SOS
All SOS members meet in Mrs. Peck’s room at lunch today for a wrapping party!

Mr. Legault - Hockey
A reminder that the Boy’s Hockey Team practices today at 3:30 p.m.at BBA

C. Peck Gillian’s Place Family Sponsorship
Please support our Gillian's Place family. Staff has received a wish list for our mom and her four children ages 6-12 years old who need our help this holiday season. If you would like to purchase an item on the list, please see Mrs. Peck in room 204, or ask your teacher. We will also accept gift cards to Walmart and wrapping supplies. Thank you so much for your support.

Mrs Risko - Into the Woods
All students and staff who are wanting to order “Into the Woods” spirit wear need to come see Mrs Risko today for your order form. This is for all cast, crew and anyone else who would like to order show clothing. All orders must be returned to Mrs. Key NO LATER THAN FRIDAY THIS WEEK! Also, just a reminder that blocking rehearsals start this week, so it is incredibly important that you triple check the rehearsal schedule to make sure you are at rehearsal when needed. The tree ensemble will not be needed until 6:30pm tonight. See you there. Thank you.

 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Mrs. Chiera - Open House Volunteer Meeting
All students who signed up to assist with tonight’s Open House, could we meet in the Guidance Office at the very beginning of lunch for a brief but important meeting.

Mrs. Stickney -  Music
There will be a choir rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20. Attention all Band Members - Please be at the School no later than 5:15 tonight for your jazz band performance

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 math students: The first EQAO Math lunchtime session is tomorrow! Make sure to bring your signed permission forms in by tomorrow to get free pizza and math practice. Sessions will run every Tuesday and Thursday in room 207C at lunch.

K.Crowe SOS
There will be an important meeting today at lunch  for all SOS members at lunch.


Friday, November 23, 2018

Mrs. Chiera - Volunteer Hours Opportunity for Open House
Helpers are needed for our Grade 8 Open House on Monday, November 26 from 5:15 - 8:15. Please sign up in the Guidance Office today. Participants will earn 3 volunteer hours. See Mrs. Chiera in the Coop Office if you have any questions. For all of those who signed up, we will have a very brief meeting in Guidance at the start of lunch on Monday.

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is today at lunch in the library.  Show up and sign up and have some fun!

Mrs. Stickney - Music
Due to illness, today’s Choir practice has been cancelled. See you after school Monday. ATTENTION Jazz Band - please pick up a schedule on the door of the music room TODAY. It is very important as we have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us!

Mr. Grant - Art Stuff
Hospital Painting
- This Saturday Simcoe students will be painting window murals at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Volunteer students need to begin painting at 12pm and finish painting by 4pm. Please bring your lunch; snacks will be provided. Please see Mr. Grant today to pick up your supplies.
Art Club - will be hip and happening at a special time this Monday - from 6pm - 8pm - to coincide with Simcoe’s open house. Mr. Grant  hopes that all hip and happening art clubbers can be there!

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 math students: Do you like pizza? The EQAO Math test is quickly approaching. Come to Room 207C at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays for free pizza and math practice! Get your permissions forms signed and returned in time for our first session on Tuesday.

Mr. Tope
The Icedogs will be here today to sell $2.00 tickets for tonight’s game

 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Mrs. Chiera - Volunteer Hours Opportunity for Open House
Helpers are needed for our Grade 8 Open House on Monday, November 26 from 5:15 - 8:15. Please sign up in the Guidance Office today. Participants will earn 3 volunteer hours. See Mrs. Chiera in the Coop Office if you have any questions.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Volleyball Scorekeeping
Ms Stiefelmeyer is looking for scorekeepers for the girls volleyball season.  Please see Ms. Stiefelmeyer if interested.

Mrs Bhan - EQAO Math at Lunch
Attention all current Grade 9 students taking math: The EQAO Math test is quickly approaching. Come to Room 207C at lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays for free pizza and math practice! Get your permissions forms signed and returned in time for our first session on Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Mrs. Chiera - Volunteer Opportunity for Open House
Helpers are needed for our Grade 8 Open House on Monday, November 26 from 5:15 - 8:15. Please sign up in the Guidance Office today. Participants will earn 3 volunteer hours. See Mrs. Chiera in the Coop Office if you have any questions.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting today in room 308A after school.

Mrs Bhan - Junior Boys Volleyball
All members of the Jr boys volleyball team need to return their uniforms to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP.

Mrs. Hall - Sr Boys Volleyball
All members of the Sr Boys volleyball team please meet in the gym at the start of lunch today for a team picture. Please come with your uniforms if you have not already returned them. Lunch will be provided!

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Volleyball Scorekeeping
Ms Stiefelmeyer is looking for scorekeepers for the girls volleyball season.  Please see Ms Stiefelmeyer if interested.

 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Attention all Link Crew and Redcoat Council Volunteer Hours Opportunity
Please come and sign up in the Guidance Office to assist with the Grade 8 Open House on Monday, November 26th. We need help from 5:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. See Mrs. Chiera in the Coop Office if you have any questions.

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Vocals
Just a reminder to all choir members that rehearsal for this week has been rescheduled to Friday after school in the music room. Please pick up your new schedules today!

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Girls Basketball
All members of the Girls Basketball Team need to return their uniforms to Ms Stiefelmeyer ASAP

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting tomorrow in room 308A after school. All members must attend.

Mrs Bhan - Jr. Boys Volleyball
All members of the Jr boys volleyball team need to return their uniforms to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP

Mrs. Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
All members of the Sr Boys volleyball team please meet in the gym at the start of lunch tomorrow for a team picture. Please come with your uniforms if you have not already returned them. Lunch will be provided!

 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Mrs. Stickney - Music
Attention singers! If you are attending today’s Gospelfest at Secord, please meet in the U area at the start of period 2 today. Also, choir members need to pick up an rehearsal schedule from the music room door today. There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Girls Basketball
All members of the Girls basketball team need to return their uniforms to Ms Stiefelmeyer ASAP.

Mrs Bhan - Junior Boys Volleyball
All members of the Jr Boys Volleyball team need to return their uniforms to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP.

Mrs Bhan - Senior Girls Volleyball
This week the Sr Girls Volleyball team will practice Monday, Wednesday and Thursday after school.

Mrs. Hall - Sr Boys Volleyball
All members of the Sr Boys volleyball team please meet in the gym at the start of lunch on Wednesday for a team picture. Please come with your uniforms if you have not already returned them. Lunch will be provided!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mrs. Brophy - Aboriginal Career Fair
Students interested in attending the Aboriginal Career Fair at Brock University next Friday, November 23rd must have returned their permission forms to Mrs. Brophy in the Coop Office by the end of the day today so that transportation arrangements can be made.

Mrs. Brophy - Canadian Blood Services
Can you spare an hour of your time to help save a life? If you haven’t donated blood before, now is the time to join the movement. A Canadian Blood Services Representative will be at the school in the foyer today during lunch to sign interested students up for donation on November 22nd. Please visit the booth today and sign up!

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball team is reminded to return all jerseys to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP. These must be returned by the end of the week.

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mrs. Brophy - Aboriginal Career Fair
Students interested in attending the Aboriginal Career Fair at Brock University next Friday, November 23rd are reminded to return their permission form to Mrs. Brophy in the Coop Office by the end of the day Thursday so that transportation arrangements can be made. If you have not picked up a permission form yet, please see Mrs. Brophy in the Coop Office before the end of the day today.

Mrs. Brophy - Canadian Blood Services
Did you know that it can take up to 50 donors to help the victim of a single car crash - If you are 17 yrs or older you can be one of those donors! A Canadian Blood Services Representative will be at the school Thursday, November 15th to sign interested students up for donation on November 22nd. Please visit the booth in the foyer tomorrow to sign up!

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting today in room 308A after school at 2:30. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Potalivo.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball team is reminded to return all jerseys to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP. These must be returned by the end of the week

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mrs. Brophy - Aboriginal Career Fair
Students interested in attending the Aboriginal Career Fair at Brock University next Friday, November 23rd are reminded to return their permission form to Mrs. Brophy in the Coop Office by the end of the day Thursday so that transportation arrangements can be made. If you have not picked up a permission form yet, please see Mrs. Brophy in the Coop Office before the end of the day.

Mrs. Brophy - Canadian Blood Services
Are you 17 or older?  Ever donated blood before?  If not – this is the time to start! A Canadian Blood Services Representative will be at the school on Thursday November 15th to sign interested students up for donation on November 22nd. Please visit the booth in the foyer this Thursday to sign up!

Mrs Bhan - Sr Girls Volleyball
The second tryout for the senior girls volleyball team will be held today at 2:20 in the gym. Please see Mrs Bhan if you have any questions.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball team is reminded to return all jerseys to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP. These must be returned by the end of the week.

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Vocals
There will be a choir rehearsal after school today in the music room starting at 2:20. New members are welcome!

Cafeteria
Today is Customer appreciation day!  Come check out our specials! There will be no Pita Day this Thursday.  It will return next week. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Crowe- SOS
There is a meeting for SOS today at lunch. We will be having a very special guest speaker in to work with us.

Mrs. Stickney- Jazz Band
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20. There will also be a choir rehearsal after school Tuesday at 2:20. New members are welcome!

Mrs Bhan - Sr Girls Volleyball
The first tryout for the senior girls volleyball team will be held today at 2:20 in the gym. Please see Mrs Bhan if you have any questions.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball team is reminded to return all jerseys to Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone ASAP. These must be returned by the end of the week.

 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Redcoat Council
Redcoat Council would like to invite all Staff and students to our annual coffee house next Wednesday in the cafeteria from 6:30-8:30. Hope to see you there.

Mr. Tope - Icedogs
The Niagara Icedogs will be at the school today to sell $2.00 tickets for tonight’s game.  Limited tickets available.

Mrs Bhan - Sr. Girls Volleyball
The first tryout for the senior girls volleyball team will be held on Monday at 2:20 in the gym. Please see Mrs Bhan if you have any questions.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Junior Girls Volleyball
Tryouts for junior girls volleyball will start on Monday at 2:20pm.

Mme Angelone - Girls Rowing
For all girls interested in rowing this year, there will be a meeting today at lunch in room 308C.  

 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Redcoat Council
Next Wednesday November 14th, Redcoat council will host our fall coffee house from 6:30-8:30 in the cafeteria. Come on out for a great evening of coffee, treats and entertainment. 

Mrs. Brophy - Canadian Blood Services
Did you know that it can take up to 50 donors to help the victim of a single car crash - If you are 17 yrs or older you can be one of those donors!  A Canadian Blood Services Representative will be at the school on Thursday November 15th to sign interested students up for donation on November 22nd. Please visit the booth in the foyer on November 15th to sign up!

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Vocals
There will be a brief but important choir rehearsal at 2:20 Today in the Theatre. Please be prompt!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today, Period 4, guidance counsellors will be teaching you how to apply to University and College in Ontario.  We begin with the university session at 12:10, and then the college session follows at 12:35.  Theatre. If you are applying you MUST attend.

Mrs Bhan - Sr Girls Volleyball
The first tryout for the senior girls volleyball team will be held on Monday at 2:20 in the gym. Please see Mrs Bhan if you have any questions. 

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mr. Tope - Take Our Kids To Work Day
A reminder to ALL Grade 9 students to return your permission forms to your Period 1 teachers ASAP!!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
If you are 15 -18 years old you are eligible for a Rotary Youth Exchange.  A youth exchange could be a 1 year excursion to another country or a short term stay where your family hosts a student for the summer while you go to stay with that student’s family in another country.  If you are interested the Rotary Club of NOTL is taking applications until November 16th. Visit their website or come to Guidance for an application.

Mrs Bhan - Sr Girls Volleyball
The first tryout for the senior girls volleyball team will be held on Monday at 2:20 in the gym. Please see Mrs Bhan if you have any questions.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Junior Girls Volleyball
Tryouts for the junior girls volleyball team will start on Monday at 2:20pm.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Junior Boys Basketball
Tryouts for the junior boys basketball team will start tomorrow at 5:30 pm and Friday at 4:30 pm.

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mrs. Brophy - Canadian Blood Services
Are you 17 or older?  Ever donated blood before?  If not – this is the time to start! A Canadian Blood Services Representative will be at the school on Thursday November 15th to sign interested students up for donation on November 22nd. Please visit the booth in the foyer on November 15th to sign up!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
This Thursday, November 8th, Period 4, guidance counsellors will be teaching you how to apply to University and College in Ontario.  We begin with the university session at 12:10, and then the college session follows at 12:35. Theatre. If you are applying you MUST attend.

Mr. Tope - Take Our Kids To Work Day
A reminder to ALL Grade 9 students to return your permission forms to your Period 1 teachers ASAP!!

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting today in room 308A after school at 2:30. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Potalivo.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Junior Girls Volleyball
Tryouts for the junior girls volleyball team will start next Monday at 2:20pm in the gym.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Junior Boys Basketball
Tryouts for the junior boys basketball team will start Thursday at 5:30pm and Friday at 4:30pm.

Mr Thompson - Girls Hockey
Just a reminder to all girls playing Redcoat hockey of our first team skate this Wednesday at Jack Gatecliff at 3:00pm. Be sure to return your permission form ASAP.

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

 

Monday, November 4, 2018

Mr. Grant - Art Club
Art club will be hip and happening after school today. New Redcoat artists are always welcome. Mr. Grant and Mme. Wade are looking for people to paint some poppies for our Remembrance Day assembly. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mme. Wade for details. Also, Mr. Grant is looking for a crew to paint winter scenes at The Niagara Hospital in St. Catharines on Saturday afternoon, November 24th. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant ASAP for details.

Mr. Tope - Take Our Kids To Work Day
A reminder to ALL Grade 9 students to return your permission forms to your Period 1 teachers ASAP!!

Mrs. Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
Come support our Sr. Boys volleyball team in their first playoff game today at 3:30 at Laura Secord Secondary School

Mrs. Stickney - Music
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room beginning at 2:20

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Junior Boys basketball
Tryouts for junior boys basketball will start this Thursday at 5:30pm and Friday at 4:30pm.

Mrs Bhan - jr Boys Volleyball
Attention Jr Boys Volleyball team. The team will be excused at 2:00 today and are to meet in the U right away to head to our playoff game at Sir Winston at 3:00. If your parent is driving, please ask them to be at the school for 2:00. Again, the Jr Boys Volleyball team is to meet in the Front foyer at 2:00.  Good luck boys! 

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
On the weekend the robotics team competed at the STEMley Cup offseason tournament. After an intense finals which went to three matches, our team came away winning the event for the fourth consecutive year! Congratulations to the drive team and the rest of the team. Great job, Simbotics!

 

Friday, November 2, 2018

Mrs. Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
Come support our Sr. Boys volleyball team in their first playoff game Monday at 3:30 at Laura Secord Secondary School.

Mr. Brophy- Ski and Snowboard Club
Are you interested in joining the ski club this year?   Did you miss the meeting? Come see Mr. Brophy in the gym at lunch to get the forms for the most exciting club in the school.   Wednesday night trips to Ellicottville are an amazing way to have fun and become part of a club here at Simcoe. Don’t miss out sign up now

Mr. Tope - Take Our Kids To Work Day
A reminder to ALL Grade 9 students to return your permission forms to your Period 1 teachers ASAP!!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Next Thursday, November 8th, Period 4, guidance counsellors will be teaching you how to apply to University and College in Ontario.  We begin with the university session at 12:10, and then the college session follows at 12:35. Theatre. If you are applying you MUST attend.

Europe Trip- Mr. Brophy
There will be a parent meeting on November 5th for all those who have signed up for the trip and for those that still are interested in travelling next March Break to Greece and Rome.  It will be at 7pm in our library. If you or your parents cannot attend please come see Mr. Brophy for all new information and forms

Open Mic - Mr. Hartley
Is Open Mic taking place today at lunch in the library?  Yup.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
This Sunday is Brock University’s Fall Preview Day.   Interested students of all grade levels should plan to attend.  The day is from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you plan on attending please pre-register on the Brock website

Senior Boys Basketball - Ms Stiefelmeyer
Tryouts for senior boys basketball will start next Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30pm.

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mr. Brophy- Ski and Snowboard Club
Are you interested in joining the ski club this year?   Did you miss the meeting?  Come see Mr. Brophy in the gym at lunch to get the forms for the most exciting club in the school.   Wednesday night trips to Ellicottville are an amazing way to have fun and become part of a club here at Simcoe.  Don’t miss out sign up now

Europe Trip- Mr. Brophy
There will be a parent meeting on November 5th for all those who have signed up for the trip and for those that still are interested in travelling next March Break to Greece and Rome.  It will be at 7pm in our library.  If you or your parents cannot attend please come see Mr. Brophy for all new information and forms

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is this Friday at lunch in the library.  Start warming up your chops!

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Senior Girls Basketball
The senior girls basketball team is asked to meet in the gym today at 2:30pm for there game at Sir Winston Churchill at 3:30pm.

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

Mr. Legault/Mr. Tope - Boy’s Hockey Tryout.
A reminder that the first tryout for those who have signed up is today at 3:30pm at BBA arena.

Office
The Regatta Sport Simcoe Spirit Wear purchase link is up and live on our Simcoe website and it will accept orders until Sunday, November 4th. 

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok by tomorrow if you would like to honour your family’s service.

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first?  What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

 

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Mr. Legault/Mr. Tope - Boy’s Hockey Tryout
A reminder that the first tryout for those who have signed up is tomorrow at 3:30pm at BBA arena.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
A reminder to DECA Business Club members that they are to meet in room 308A at the beginning of period 3 today to write their online test.

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok by Friday if you would like to honour your family’s service.

Senior Boys Basketball - Stiefelmeyer
Tryouts for senior boys basketball will start next Tuesday and Wednesday at 5:30pm.

Girls Hockey - Mr Thompson
All girls wanting to play hockey this year MUST pick up the permission forms from Mr Thompson in room 316 ASAP. Ice time begins November 7th

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is this Friday at lunch in the library!  Sign up early to get a spot on the greatest list of all!

Mme Key
Any grade 11 or 12 students in the immersion, extended or core french program interested in volunteering once a week at Dalewood in our Simcoe-Dalewood  mentoring program known as Dragon time are asked to see either Mme Key or Mme Angelone before Thursday this week in room 308C or D.

Crowe- SOS
Tomorrow is the last day to bring in community care donations to your first period class. We are trying to surpass our 3000 pounds of donations that we were able to raise last year! The class with the most wins a pizza party! SOS will be judging your donations Wednesday morning!

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting today in room 308A after school. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Potalivo.

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Need a fun way to get some volunteer hours?  The Rotary Club of St. Catharines is having a Fall Fun Fair, Sat. Nov. 3 @ Port Dalhousie Lions Club on Main St. in Port.  Doors open 6:30. They need runners and helpers for the evening. If you can volunteer contact Dr. Scales at ascales81@gmail.com.

Attention women of all grades - Explore opportunities in the Skilled Trades & Technologies at the DSBN Young Women's Conference, Tues., Nov. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Niagara Fallsview Hilton. Parents & Guardians welcome. Special Guest Speaker Kate Campbell! Space is limited; connect with Mr. Cote in tech to reg.

This Sunday is Brock University’s Fall Preview Day.   Interested students of all grade levels should plan to attend.  The day is from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you plan on attending please pre-register on the Brock website.

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok by Friday if you would like to honour your family’s service.

Simcoe Pride
Pride Inc will be meeting today at lunch in Rm 120 (the Seminar room). Everyone one is welcome, please come on out!

 

Monday, October 29, 2018

Student Voice
Just a reminder that all Student Voice members will be dismissed at 9:00 am tomorrow morning.  We will be leaving promptly at 9:05 from the main foyer

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening today after school from 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm. New Redcoat artists are welcome. Furthermore, Mr. Grant and Mme Wade are looking for students to draw, paint and/or make a poppy for a Remembrance Day presentation initiative. Please see Mr. Grant or Mme Wade for details.

Girls Hockey - Thompson
Attention all girls varsity hockey players, there is an important meeting today at lunch in room 316. Be sure to see Mr Thompson for permission forms and tournament info.

Music - Mrs. Stickney
Jazz Band -There will be a Jazz band practice from 2:20-3:20 today in the Music room
Simcoe Vocals -There will be a choir rehearsal tomorrow, Tuesday, oct 30, in the music room beginning at 2:20

Guidance - Atack
Today’s Grade 12 Information Session on "Paying for a Post-Secondary Education" will be during Period 5 in the Theatre.  It will take ½ a period.

Volleyball - Hall
The Sr. Boys Volleyball team will have mandatory practices Wednesday and Thursday at 2:30 as we prepare for play- offs.

Volleyball - Bhan
Congratulations to the Jr Boys Volleyball Team who won their tournament on Friday at St Francis. The whole team played amazing throughout the day. Ethan T. and Kyle N. were named MVP during round robin games, while Ben L. was named MVP for the whole tournament. Way to go team! We will have mandatory practices at 2:30 Wednesday and Thursday this week.


Friday, October, 26, 2018

Art Club - Mr. Grant
Art Club will be hip and happening Monday after school from 2:10 pm - 4:00 pm. New Redcoat artists are welcome. Furthermore, Mr. Grant and Mme Wade are looking for students to draw, paint and/or make a poppy for a Remembrance Day presentation initiative. Please see Mr. Grant or Mme Wade for details.Thank you.

Music - Mrs. Stickney
Mrs. Stickney’s period 3 grade 10 class - please head directly to the music room for today’s class

Message from all staff and students:
Congratulations to Spencer S.h and Lleyton M. who have been selected by Hockey Canada to compete in the U17 World Hockey Challenge taking place in New Brunswick. Well done guys!!

Office:
The Regatta Sport Simcoe Spirit Wear purchase link is up and live on our Simcoe website and it will accept orders until Sunday, November 4th.

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is sadly cancelled today, but why not sing a song and do a little dance just the same?

Art Club - Mr. Grant
As usual, art club will be hip and happening this Monday after school. New Redcoat artists are always welcome.

Europe Trip- Mr. Brophy
There will be a parent meeting on November 5th for all those who have signed up for the trip and for those that still are interested in travelling next March Break to Greece and Rome.  It will be at 7pm in our library. If you or your parents cannot attend please come see Mr. Brophy for all new information and forms.

SOS
Hey Redcoats! Do you love prizes? If you do, bring in non-perishable food items to your homeroom until October 31st. The class who brings in the most will win a pizza party.

Stratford Trip:
All students travelling to Stratford today are reminded to meet in the lobby at 9:15am in order to board our deluxe coach bus.

Redcoats Cross Country - Mr. Quinn
Stellar performances by all Redcoat runners yesterday at the SOSSA meet.  All girls and boys ran out of their shoes and displayed a level resiliency that should make all Redcoats proud. Special shout out to Maddie N. and Joe C. who ran their final races as Redcoats and made Mr Quinn proud and honoured to have coached them for the past 4 seasons. Congratulations to Ivan F. who qualified for his first Cross Country OFSAA on his 4th and final attempt. That is grit and resilience at its highest level. All cleaned singlets are to be returned to Mr Lavictoire in one weeks time.

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Office:
The Regatta Sport Simcoe Spirit Wear purchase link is up and live on our Simcoe website and it will accept orders until Sunday, November 4th.

Hey Redcoats! Do you love prizes? If you do, bring in non-perishable food items to your homeroom until October 31st. The class who brings in the most will win a pizza party.

Mr. Hartley - OPEN MIC
Open Mic is postponed until next week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mrs. Stickney - period 3 class
Attention Mrs. Stickney's period 3 class- for today’s class, please meet up in lab 308a.

Europe Trip- Mr. Brophy
There will be a parent meeting on November 5th for all those who have signed up for the trip and for those that still are interested in travelling next March Break to Greece and Rome.  It will be at 7pm in our library. If you or your parents cannot attend please come see Mr. Brophy for all new information and forms.

Simcoe Vocals:
There will be a choir rehearsal beginning at 2:20 today in the music room. See you there!

Into the Woods:
All cast members who have not paid their registration fee for the musical MUST give Mrs. Risko their payment and signed letter by the end of the week. Also, all cast members are asked to triple check the changes to the rehearsal schedule by looking at the calendars on Mrs. Risko’s office door. Please make changes to your schedules accordingly. Thank you!

Cappies:
All students interested in becoming a member of this year’s Cappies team are reminded to hand in their application to either Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Risko no later than Thursday. Both teachers can be found in the English area. Thank you!

Stratford Trip:
All students travelling to Stratford this Friday are reminded to meet in the lobby at 9:15am in order to board our deluxe coach bus. Please dress according to the weather, but also make sure that you are dressed to respectfully represent Governor Simcoe. You are advised to pack snacks, money for food, homework and your patience for the drive. Mrs. Risko will be supplying the onboard movies and trivia games for the ride there and back. Thank you, and see you on Friday morning!

Simcoe Pride Inc
Come out TONIGHT for a Halloween dance for LGBTQ youth and allies, from 7-10pm, at Simcoe. It’s free! Come out and dance!

Volleyball
Congratulations to the Jr Boys Volleyball team who defeated Sir Winston yesterday - winning all 3 sets. Way to go boys!

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Office:
The Regatta Sport Simcoe Spirit Wear purchase link is up and live on our Simcoe website and it will accept orders until Sunday, November 4th.

Mr. Hartley - OPEN MIC
Open Mic is sadly and unfortunately cancelled for this week. Sorry for any inconvenience.

K.Crowe
S.O.S is hosting a community care drive from Oct 22nd to Oct 31. The homeroom class who brings in the most non-perishable food items wins a pizza party!

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Vocals
Just a reminder that choir will be starting up this Thursday in the music room beginning at 2:20. Please be prompt and ready to sing!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Stickney - Honour Roll Breakfast
Tomorrow morning (Thursday) is the Honour Roll Breakfast. This is just a reminder to those students who signed up to attend that breakfast, that the food will be served promptly at 7:45am. A brief presentation is to follow. See you there!!!

Mr. Tope
The ICEDOGS will be here today at lunch to sell $2.00 tickets for tonight's home game.  Limited seats available.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting today in room 308A after school. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Potalivo.

Into the Woods:
All cast members who have not paid their registration fee for the musical MUST give Mrs. Risko their payment and signed letter by the end of the week. Also, all cast members are asked to triple check the changes to the rehearsal schedule by looking at the calendars on Mrs. Risko’s office door. Please make changes to your schedules accordingly. Thank you!

Cappies:
All students interested in becoming a member of this year’s Cappies team are reminded to hand in their application to either Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Risko no later than Thursday. Both teachers can be found in the English area. Thank you!

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Today’s Grade 12 Information Session on "Paying for a Post-Secondary Education" has been moved to Monday, during Period 5 in the Theatre because of today’s buy out.

Simcoe Pride Inc
There is a Halloween dance for LGBTQ youth and allies this Thursday night, from 7-10pm, at Simcoe. It’s free! Come out and dance!

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Guidance - Ms. Atack
Today at lunch Niagara College will be setting up  a youth job program booth. If you are looking for a job have a visit with them.

SOS- K.Crowe
There is a greater need than ever to help people in our community access the necessities of life. Let’s Scare Hunger together this Halloween! Bring non-perishable food items to your homeroom class by October 31st. SOS is offering to put on a pizza party to the class who brings in the most!

Mr. Brophy- Ski and Snowboard Club
Are you interested in joining the ski club this year?   Did you miss the meeting? Come see Mr. Brophy in the gym at lunch to get the forms for the most exciting club in the school.   Wednesday night trips to Ellicottville are an amazing way to have fun and become part of a club here at Simcoe. Don’t miss out sign up now!

Football Buy-In
2$ Tickets will be sold at lunch in the gym hallway at lunch for tomorrows buy-in. First 200 tickets sold only, so don’t miss out. Tickets will not be sold on game day.  Grade 9’s do not need to buy tickets, you are already excused as part of the Fall Fun Football Day.

Into the Woods:
All cast members who have not paid their registration fee for the musical MUST give Mrs. Risko their payment and signed letter by the end of the week. Also, all cast members are asked to triple check the changes to the rehearsal schedule by looking at the calendars on Mrs. Risko’s office door. Please make changes to your schedules accordingly. Thank you!

Cappies:
All students interested in becoming a member of this year’s Cappies team are reminded to hand in their application to either Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Risko no later than Thursday. Both teachers can be found in the English area. Thank you!

Stratford Trip:
All students travelling to Stratford this Friday are reminded to meet in the lobby at 9:15am in order to board our deluxe coach bus. Please dress according to the weather, but also make sure that you are dressed to respectfully represent Governor Simcoe. You are advised to pack snacks, money for food, homework and your patience for the drive. Mrs. Risko will be supplying the onboard movies and trivia games for the ride there and back. Thank you, and see you on Friday morning!

Simcoe Pride
Pride Inc will be meeting today at lunch in Rm 120 (the Seminar room). Everyone one is welcome, please come on out!

Cafeteria
Beginning this week, Pita Day will now be on Thursdays.  Same Pitas, same price, just new day. Come in and preorder until 10:30 am, then pick-up at lunch or order during lunch!


Monday, October 22, 2018

Office
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Wednesday, October 24, 2018 is Dress Purple Day, a provincial day of action when students and staff are encouraged to wear purple and show your support for child abuse prevention. This year’s message is "Every Child and Youth has a Right to Safety and Well-Being".

SOS-K. Crowe
There will be an important SOS meeting in room 141A at lunch today and after school in the main foyer to deliver community care donation bags. SOS is organizing a food drive in collaboration with Community Care to Scare Hunger in our community. Please bring non-perishable food items to your period 1 class from now until October 31st. The class that raises the most food donations will be awarded a pizza party.

Jazz Band - Mrs. Stickney
There will be a jazz band rehearsal at 2:20 today in the music room.

Art Club - Mr. Grant
As usual, art club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:10 pm until 4:00 pm. New Redcoat artists are always welcome. Mr. Grant is looking to put together a creative team to make artwork for a forthcoming Remembrance Day assembly. Please see Mr. Grant or Mme Wade for information.

 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Mr. Lavictoire - Cross Country
Congratulations to the cross country team on a great effort, outstanding team spirit, and some very solid performances at the Zone Championships yesterday. In total, 10 athletes qualified to compete at SOSSA next week. Practices continue this Saturday and all next week before next Thursday’s SOSSA Championship.
 
Mr. Brophy- Ski and Snowboard Club
Are you interested in joining the ski club this year?  There will be a meeting at the beginning of lunch on friday for all those interested in the weightroom.  Forms will be handed out and the first to join are in the club.   Wednesday night trips to Ellicottville are an amazing way to have fun and become part of a club here at Simcoe.  Don’t miss out.  If you cannot attend come see Mr. Brophy at lunch in the gym.

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is this today at lunch in the library!  We hope you can make it!

Ms. Atack - Guidance - Today’s visitors are:
Period 1 Georgian College, Room 120
Period 2 Trent University, Room 120
Period 3 King’s University College at Western, Room 120
Period 4 Lakehead University, Room 120

Next week McMaster University will be in Guidance at lunch on Wednesday, & Northern College will be in Guidance at lunch on Thursday.

Mrs. Stickney - Honour Roll Breakfast
Attention all current grade 10, 11 and 12 students! Please go to Guidance today to indicate whether or not you will be attending the Honour Roll Breakfast. Today is the very last day that you can respond to this invitation out of courtesy to the caterers.  You don’t want to miss this event!

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok if you would like to honour your family’s service.

 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is this tomorrow at lunch in the library!  We’ll be there to play if you’ll be there to cheer.

Mr. Tope
The Niagara Icedogs will be here today to sell $2.00 tickets for tonight’s game in the foyer at lunch.  Limited tickets available.

Mr. Brophy- Ski and Snowboard Club
Are you interested in joining the ski club this year?  There will be a meeting at the beginning of lunch on friday for all those interested in the weightroom.  Forms will be handed out and the first to join are in the club. Wednesday night trips to Ellicottville are an amazing way to have fun and become part of a club here at Simcoe.  Don’t miss out. If you cannot attend come see Mr. Brophy at lunch in the gym.

Ms. Atack - Guidance -Today’s visitors are:
Period 2, Redeemer University (a Christian school), Room 120
Tomorrow period 1 Georgian College will be in Room 120

Mrs. Stickney - Honour Roll Breakfast
Attention all current grade 10, 11 and 12 students! Please go to Guidance today to indicate whether or not you will be attending the Honour Roll Breakfast. If you do not let us know by Friday, you will not be eating a delicious, complimentary breakfast.

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Vocals
Choir will be starting NEXT Thursday in the Music Room beginning at 2:15. Sorry for the confusion!

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok if you would like to honour your family’s service.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
DECA Business Club is meeting today in room 308A at lunch. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Potalivo.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Girls Curling
We are looking at the possibility of starting a girls curling team this year.  If you are interested please attend a quick meeting today at 11:30 in the gym.

Mrs Risko and Mrs. Hall
Do you love to write? Would you like to try to get published in the newspaper? Do you love to watch live theatre? If you answered yes to those questions, then you should join the Cappies! There will be a brief meeting TODAY at lunch in room 141F for all students interested in learning about the Cappies. Please be on time so that we can get started right away. Thanks!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Mr. Brophy

Please excuse the members of Link Crew during period #3 today for their meeting. All Link crew members are to meet in the staff room following period #3 attendance.

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is this Friday at lunch in the library!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today’s visitors are:
Period 1, University of Windsor, Room 120
Period 2, Western University, Library
Lunch, Mohawk College, Guidance Office
Period 5, Conestoga College, Seminar Room

Mrs. Stickney - Honour Roll Breakfast
Attention all current grade 10, 11 and 12 students who achieved an overall 80% average or higher from the 2017-2018 school year! This year’s Honour Roll Breakfast is taking place the morning of Oct. 25!  Please confirm whether or not you will be attending the breakfast no later than this Friday, Oct 19th inside the Guidance Office. Names have been posted on the windows outside of Guidance if you are uncertain if this is you.

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok if you would like to honour your family’s service.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Girls Curling
We are looking at the possibility of starting a girls curling team this year.  If you are interested please attend a quick meeting in the gym at 11:30 on Thursday.

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mrs. Stickney - Honour Roll Breakfast
Attention all current grade 10, 11 and 12 students who achieved an overall 80% average or higher from the 2017-2018 school year! This year’s Honour Roll Breakfast is taking place the morning of Oct. 25.  Please confirm with the Guidance office whether or not you will be attending the breakfast by this Friday, Oct 19th. Names have been posted on the windows outside of Guidance if you are uncertain if this is you.

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Choir
Do you love to sing? If so, the Simcoe choir will be starting next week. Information and Sign-up is on the Music Room door. Please make sure that your name goes on the door by the end of today if you want to be part of this year’s group!

Ms. Atack - Guidance - Today’s visitors are:
Period 1 - Wilfrid Laurier
Period 5 - Fanshawe College, Room 120
Tomorrow Period 1 will be Windsor University, Room 120

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

Mme Wade - Pride Inc
Are you interested in helping to create a more inclusive and supportive Simcoe? Please bring your lunch today to the Seminar room in rm 120 and have your ideas and your voice heard as we get our Simcoe Pride group up and running.

Mme Wade - Remembrance Day
Do you have family who served in the armed forces? We are looking for photos to add to our Remembrance Day Assembly of Simcoe family members who bravely served in Canada and around the world, past or present. We need a photo of you and your family member. Please see Mr. Torok if you would like to honour your family’s service.  

Mrs Bhan  - Tennis
The entire tennis team is asked to see Mrs Bhan today at lunch in the gym regarding sweaters.

 

Monday, October 15, 2018

SOS - K.Crowe
S.O.S. meeting at lunch today in room 141A.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
All students who have registered for the DECA Business Club are asked to meet briefly in room 308A at lunch. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Potalivo. If you still would like to join you have until 5pm today!

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

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Choir
Do you love to sing? If so, the Simcoe choir will be starting next week. Information and Sign-up is on the Music Room door. Please make sure that your name goes on the door by Tuesday, Oct. 16 if you want to be part of this year’s group!

Mrs. Stickney - Honour Roll Breakfast
Attention all current grade 10, 11 and 12 students who achieved an overall 80% average or higher from the 2017-2018 school year! This year’s Honour Roll Breakfast is taking place the morning of Oct. 25.  Please confirm with the Guidance office whether or not you will be attending the breakfast by this Friday, Oct 19th. Names have been posted on the windows outside of Guidance if you are uncertain if this is you.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
If you are coming to the Ontario College Fair (Monday, Oct. 22nd) with us on the bus you MUST complete an advanced registration form on line.  Check the Guidance twitter feed on our Student Services page for the link. You have until Wed., Oct 17th to complete your registration.

Today marks the first day of Post-Secondary Visitors.  Students must go to their teacher for attendance and permission to attend first.
Period 1 - Niagara University, Seminar Room, first floor, Room 120
Period 2 - Brock University, Theatre
Period 3 - University of Waterloo, Library
Period 4 - Niagara College, Theatre

Wilfrid Laurier will be period 1 tomorrow in Room 120

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
Congratulations to the Sr Tennis Team who all fought hard at SOSSA on Friday. All players were just a few points away from making it to OFSAA! Congratulations to the whole team for a great season!

Mrs Bhan - Volleyball
Come cheer on your Simcoe junior and senior Boys Volleyball Teams after school today as they face Smithville. Goodluck boys!

Mr. Coté - The What If History Society
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? What if 9/11 was stopped?  Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and talk about all the “What Ifs” of history.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Mrs. Stickney - Simcoe Choir
Do you love to sing? If so, the Simcoe choir will be starting next week. Information and Sign-up is on the Music Room door. Please make sure that your name goes on the door by Tuesday, Oct. 16 if you want to be part of this year’s group!

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is unfortunately not taking place this week, but we’ll definitely see you next week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mrs. Brophy - Cafeteria
The cafeteria will be closed until approximately 11:00am this morning to accommodate a Financial Literacy workshop.

Mrs. Brophy - Student Voice Facilitators
A reminder to our Student Voice Facilitators that the next planning session is scheduled for Monday. Please meet outside the Coop office at 9:00am for taxi pick up.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
Interested DECA Business Club members are reminded that you must register and pay online before Sunday October 14 if you wish to participate in this year's competition. If there are any questions please contact Mr. Potalivo.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today grade 12’s will have a presentation on comparing programs and diving in to post-secondary school calendars.  This will take place period 4 in the theatre. Students are to go to period 4 first for attendance. Grade 12’s - Just a reminder that next week, October 15 – 19,  is our dedicated week of visits by Ontario Post-Secondary Representatives.  Please check the Guidance Event Calendar on the Simcoe website and plan your week.  Students must ask their teachers for permission to attend. Important lessons or tests take precedence.  Students must go to their teacher for attendance before being excused. Attendance will be taken again in the session and then posted by the mailboxes.  

Mr Quinn - Cross Country
Great team effort by the Redcoat Cross country runners at the Zone Qualifier Meet. Great effort, grit and most of all team comradery. Optional long run after school today led by the Machine.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

K. Crowe- SOS
Today at lunch is Simcoe’s biggest bake sale ever. SOS will be selling baked goods outside of the cafeteria at lunch today, proceeds go to - We Bake For Change!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Grade 12’s - Lakehead University will be coming on Friday, October 19 at 12:05.  They were previously booked for Monday, November 12 at 11:25. A current list of Liaison visitors coming to Simcoe can be found on the Guidance Event Calendar on our website. A reminder to grade 12’s to let their parents know that we will be doing a guidance presentation on applying to university and college tonight at 7 p.m. in Simcoe’s Library. Tomorrow, grade 12’s will have a presentation on comparing programs and diving in to post-secondary school calendars.  This will take place period 4 in the theatre. Students are to go to period 4 first for attendance. Just a reminder that next week, October 15 – 19, is our dedicated week of visits by Ontario Post-Secondary Representatives. Many of our visits will be in the first floor seminar room. To find a complete schedule you can reference the Guidance Event Calendar on the Simcoe website. Students must ask their teachers for permission to attend. Important lessons or tests take precedence.  Students must go to their teacher for attendance before being excused. Attendance will be taken again in the session and then posted by the mailboxes. Teachers - If you have students who would like to attend but there is a conflict please send a runner down at the START of the session to collect materials for your group.

Mrs. Brophy - Student Voice Facilitators
A reminder to our Student Voice Facilitators that the next planning session is scheduled for Monday. Please meet outside the Coop office at 9:00am for taxi pick up.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
Congratulations to the Junior Tennis team - yesterday Alex C. and Nicholas S. placed 4th at SOSSA and Isaac N. placed 3rd. Great job boys! The Senior Tennis Team is reminded to meet Mrs Bhan tomorrow morning at 7:30 in front of the school to head to SOSSA.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball Team is reminded to meet Mme Angelone tomorrow morning at 7:45 in front of the school to head to the tournament at A.N. Myer. Goodluck team!

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is unfortunately not taking place this week, but we’ll definitely see you next week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
Are you interested in gaining real-world business skills? If so, DECA is for you! Any students interested in learning more about the DECA Business Club are asked to attend a brief meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Mrs. Brophy - Cafeteria
The cafeteria will be closed during Period 1 & 2 this Friday to accommodate a Financial Literacy workshop.


Wednesday October, 10, 2018

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is unfortunately not taking place this week, but we’ll definitely see you next week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Senior Girls basketball
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Basketball team who defeated Heritage last night by a score of 38-14.  Leading the way in scoring was Allie A. and Mia F. with 11 points each. Good hustle and defence from Taylor C. and Destiny G.  The team plays again tonight at home vs Thorold. Good luck girls.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Would all students attending the Student Summit tomorrow please see Ms. Atack directly after this announcement in Guidance.

 

Tuesday October, 9, 2018

Mr. Stewart
A reminder to all homeroom teachers to distribute Progress Reports to students in your period one classes.  Students who do not have a period one class, please collect your Progress Reports in the Guidance Office.

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic is unfortunately not taking place this week, but we’ll definitely see you next week.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Grade 12 students are to remind their parents that when they are booking interviews for Parent/Teacher Interviews this Thursday, October 11th from 6 - 8 p.m. that there will be a 1/2 hour info. session on the Ontario Post-Secondary Application process. Parents can join Guidance Counsellor's in the library from 7 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.  Please remind your parents.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
The Junior Tennis Team is reminded to meet Mrs Bhan tomorrow morning at 7:30 in front of the school to head to SOSSA. Goodluck team!

K. Crowe - SOS
The SOS meeting will be today at lunch in 141A. Please be there especially if you are helping with Simcoe’s largest Bake Sale Ever happening this Thursday at Lunch outside the cafeteria!

Mrs Bhan - Volleyball
The Junior Boys Volleyball Team is reminded to meet in the front foyer right after school to arrange rides to their game at Heritage tonight. Good luck boys.

Mrs. Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
Sr. Boys Volleyball players are reminded of their game tonight at Heritage. Please be at Heritage no later than 4:00 pm. If you do not have a ride please see Mrs Hall period 4 in room 141C.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
Are you interested in gaining real-world business skills? If so, DECA is for you! Any students interested in learning more about the DECA business club are asked to attend a brief meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
The robotics team will be having a meeting at the start of lunch in room 130.

 

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
The Senior Tennis Team is reminded to meet Mrs Bhan tomorrow morning at 7:30 in front of the school to head to SOSSA. Goodluck team!

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball Team is reminded to meet Mme Angelone tomorrow morning at 7:30 in front of the school to head to the tournament at A.N. Myer. Goodluck team!

 

Wednesday October, 3, 2018

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Field trip permission forms are now available for the Ontario College Information Program at Niagara Colleges' Welland Campus, October 22nd in Guidance.  Bus leaves at 9:15 & returns for 11:30. First 46 to return forms are on the bus! This is your opportunity to meet with ALL Ontario Colleges Simcoe! Students going to the University Information Program with Mr. Tope on Thursday are to report to the main foyer for 8:50 a.m.  Bus leaves promptly at 9.

Mr. Grant - Art Club / Parade Float
With regards to the Redcoat Parade Float, thanks to Mr. Hartley and Madame Wade and the decorating crew; the float was stellar! Thanks also goes out to the tear-down crew. Thanks to Ms. Breivik and Mr. Brophy, as well as the cheerleaders and the football players - you made Simcoe very proud! Thanks to Groovy Food for providing the groovy music. What a fantastic parade! Community Care, once again, really appreciated Governor Simcoe’s involvement in collecting the food donations. If there are any people with signs and banners from the parade, please return them to Mr. Grant in the art room.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Senior Girls Basketball
Congratulations to the Senior Girls Basketball team who opened the Standard tourny with a  35 to 33 win against Jean Vanier. Leading the way with 19 points was Allie. Great hustle and rebounding from Jennika.  The team will face Eden tonight at 6:00pm. Thanks to all the Simcoe fans who came out to support the team.

Mr Potalivo - DECA Business Club
Are you interested in gaining real-world business skills? If so, DECA is for you! Any students interested in learning more about the DECA business club are asked to attend a brief meeting today at lunch in room 308A.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
The senior Tennis Team is asked to see Mrs Bhan at some point today for details on the rescheduled SOSSA tournament.

Mrs Bhan - Volleyball
The Jr Boys Volleyball Team is reminded of their game tonight at Thorold. Please meet in the front foyer after school to arrange rides.

Into the Woods - Mrs. Risko & Mrs. Stickney
Just a reminder that the cast list will be posted on the door of Mrs. Risko’s office tomorrow afternoon. The first rehearsal will be next TUESDAY starting at 6:30pm, and the FULL CAST will be required to be in attendance. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney. Thank you.

 

Tuesday October, 2, 2018

Mrs Tilly - Swim Team
Reminder that swim team starts today! If you haven’t brought in your permission form, please bring it with you to the pool. If you need help with transportation to practice, please see Mrs. Tilly at the end of the school day in room 310. Otherwise, I will see you on deck and ready to swim at 3pm!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
The Senior Tennis Team is reminded to meet Mrs Bhan tomorrow morning at 7:30 in front of the school to head to SOSSA. Goodluck team!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Reminder to University Applicants that the bus to the University Information Program at Eden leaves Thursday morning.  Come to Guidance today to get a permission slip. There are still a few seats left. Permission slips must be handed in to the Guidance Office first thing Wednesday morning at the latest.

 

Monday October, 1, 2018

Mr. Coté - The Amazing Society of History
What if the Vikings had settled North America in 1000 AD?  What if the Russians landed on the moon first? Come out on Wednesdays at lunch, room 124 in the tech area and join the Amazing Society of History talking about all of the “What Ifs” of history.

Mrs. Stickney - Jazz Band
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school beginning at 2:20. Newcomers welcome!

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
Congratulations to the Jr Boys Volleyball Team who played a great tournament on Friday. Come cheer on your Simcoe Boy’s Junior & Senior Volleyball teams after school in the gym today, as they take on Smithville Christian Secondary. Goodluck boys!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
Congratulations to the Jr Tennis Team who played in their Zone Tournament on Friday. Goodluck to Isaac N. in boys singles who won 6-1, 6-2, 2-6, and 6-0., and Alex C. and Nick S. in boys doubles who went undefeated 6-0, 6-2,and 6-4. They have all advanced to SOSSA. Congratulations boys! Please see Mrs Bhan today.

K.Crowe for SOS
A reminder that SOS is meeting in room 141 A at lunch and we will be having a guest speaker in to see us today!

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Grade 11's and 12's - The Canadian Armed Forces will be here on Wednesday, November 14th, Period 3, Room 201D to speak to students regarding obtaining an education, followed by service, through the Forces .  Please sign up in Guidance if interested.

Mme Wade - Orange Shirt Day
The phrase “Every Child Matters” has been used as part of the movement to recognize the value of every child and for communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations. By participating in Orange Shirt day, we are helping to heal wounds from our past and creating a positive and better road forward for everyone in our country. On Monday October 1, 2018, the DSBN will celebrate Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters, a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn’t. If you wish to participate but don’t have an orange shirt, you can purchase one for $2 from Mme Wade in rm 207F

Mr. Tope - ICEDOGS!
The Icedog staff will be at the school today at the beginning of lunch in the main foyer to sell $2.00 tickets for both Friday and Saturday’s home games.  Limited seats available so get your tickets early!

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
All students interested in swimming this year need to see Mrs. Tilly before the end of today. Please find her on the 3rd floor in room 310 or office 315. This includes all students who attended our first meeting as well as anyone else interested in participating!

Mr Potalivo - Girls Field Hockey
Congratulation to the Girls Field Hockey team who had a fantastic day at yesterday’s Early Bird Tournament here at Governor Simcoe. They went undefeated in their first 4 games before losing in the semi-finals on penalty strokes. Well done!

 

Thursday, September 27,2018

Ms. Atack - Guidance
On 29th of September, every armoury in Canada will be opening their doors to the public. If you are interested in the upcoming Army Reserve COOP or the Canadian Armed Forces, visit the Lake Street Armoury after the Grape and Wine Parade. If you were unavailable to make it out to our previous career fair or were not able to speak with a recruiter, there will be a representative at the Lake Street Armoury all day from 9:00AM - 4:00PM to answer any questions you may have.

Mme Wade - Orange Shirt Day
At the peak of the residential school system, there were approximately 80 schools operating in Canada. The last school closed in 1996. In all, about 150,000 First Nation, Inuit and Métis children were removed from their communities and forced to attend the schools. On Monday October 1, 2018, the DSBN will celebrate Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters, a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn’t. If you wish to participate but don’t have an orange shirt, you can purchase one for $2 from Mme Wade in rm 207F

Mr. Tope - ICEDOGS!
The Icedog staff will be at the school on Friday at the beginning of lunch in the main foyer to sell $2.00 tickets for both Friday and Saturday’s home games.  Limited seats available so get your tickets early!

Mrs. Bhan - Tennis
There will be a Tennis practice after school today for players. Please see Mrs Bhan if you are unable to attend, for information regarding you upcoming SOSSA tournament.  

Mr. Grant and Mr. Hartley
Are still looking for team members for the Float Decorating Team and Tear Down team. Float decoration happens this Friday at CAA (Thorold) from 5pm - 7pm and the tear down will be at a new time - 12:45 pm - at Governor Simcoe. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mr. Hartley for details.

Mr. Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
The Simcoe World Building Society will be meeting on Thursdays after school in room 124 (in the Tech Area).  Everyone interested is welcome. An excellent way to develop that D&D world you’ve always wanted. Bring your imagination!

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
All students interested in swimming this year need to see Mrs. Tilly before the end of the week. Please find her on the 3rd floor in room 310 or office 315. This includes all students who attended our first meeting as well as anyone else interested in participating!

 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

School Nurse - Susan Garbutt
In March of 2018, the Ontario government passed a law known as Rowan’s Law. Designed to protect athletes and to educate parents/guardians, coaches and officials about the dangers of head injuries, it is the first law of its kind in Canada and will benefit both athletes and non-athletes. Rowan’s Law is also about education. By increasing concussion awareness and knowledge, we can change Ontario’s culture around sports, physical activity and injury. Rowan’s Law will make it easier for those who experience concussions to SPEAK UP, get the help they need, and take the time necessary for recovery, with the support of everyone around them. Learn more about Rowan’s Law!

Mr. Tope - ICEDOGS!
The Icedog staff will be at the school on Friday at the beginning of lunch in the main foyer to sell $2.00 tickets for both Friday and Saturday’s home games.  Limited seats available so get your tickets early!

Mme. Wade - Orange Shirt Day
Residential Schools were a part of a government policy to assimilate Indigenous people into the mainstream Canadian population. Indigenous children were taken from their traditional homes and families. The children were punished for speaking their indigenous languages, dressing in a traditional way or practicing traditional ceremony. Children suffered multiple forms of abuse, were used as hard labourers and were often left cold and hungry. On Monday October 1, 2018, the DSBN will be participating in Orange Shirt Day.  Wearing an orange shirt is meant to recognize the harm done to residential school students, and shows a commitment to the principle that every child matters. If you wish to participate but don’t have an orange shirt, you can purchase one for $2 from Mme Wade in rm 207F.

Mrs. Bhan - Tennis
There will be a Tennis practice tomorrow after school. All those moving on to SOSSA are asked to attend.  

Mr. Grant and Mr. Hartley
They are still looking for team members for the Float Decorating Team and Tear Down team. Float decoration happens this Friday at CAA Thorold from 5pm - 7pm and the tear down will be at a new time - 12:45 pm - at Governor Simcoe. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mr. Hartley for details.

Mr. Grant - Float Decoration / Tear Down
Mr. Grant and Mr. Hartley are still looking for team members for the Float Decorating Team and Tear Down team. Float decoration happens this Friday at CAA Thorold from 5pm - 7pm and the tear down will be at a new time - 12:45 pm - at Governor Simcoe. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mr. Hartley for details.

Mr. Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
The Simcoe World Building Society will be meeting on Thursdays after school in room 124 (in the Tech Area).  Everyone interested is welcome. An excellent way to develop that D&D world you’ve always wanted. Bring your imagination!

K. Crowe: SOS
Bake Sale Announcements: CALLING ALL BAKERS! If you love to bake or are just looking for a reason to bake please come to room 141A in the English hall on Wednesday September 26 for an information meeting to be apart of the biggest bake sale in the history of Governor Simcoe taking place after OCTOBER 11th. We need all the help we can get. We hope to see you there!

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
All students interested in swimming this year need to see Mrs. Tilly before the end of the week. Please find her on the 3rd floor in room 310 or office 315. This includes all students who attended our first meeting as well as anyone else interested in participating!

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Mr. Tope - Guidance
Info session for grade 11 and 12 students - Are you interested in studying in the United States?  Applying to the U.S. session will be this Wednesday, September 26th, period 2, Library. Ask your teacher permission to attend now.  Attendance will be taken in session.

Mr. Grant - Float Decoration / Tear Down
Mr. Grant and Mr. Hartley are still looking for team members for the Float Decorating Team and Tear Down team. Float decoration happens this Friday at CAA Thorold from 5pm - 7pm and the tear down will be at a new time - 12:45 pm - at Governor Simcoe. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mr. Hartley for details.

Mrs. Brophy - Yearbook
There will be a meeting for any students interested in helping to create this years Governor Simcoe Yearbook today at lunch in Room 123. Redcoats this is your opportunity to have a lasting impact on the memories and experiences you will look back on. Please join us to share your expertise in photography and design. Tuesday, at lunch in Room 123.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
In their season opener, the Jr Boys Volleyball team defeated Beamsville Secondary, in 2 straight sets. Come cheer on the boys in their first home game on Monday! Players are reminded of our practice tomorrow after school.

Mr. Lavictoire - Cross Country
At the Bulldog Invitational yesterday, your Redcoats team ran hard and enjoyed success all around.  With many athletes competing in their first ever high school race, they all performed well. Highlights of the day included Ivan F’s 6th place finish in the Sr boys race, the Jr boys team earning 3rd place overall, and Maddex H. winning the midget boys race outright.  Great running team! Practices resume today.

K. Crowe: SOS
Bake Sale Announcement: CALLING ALL BAKERS! If you love to bake or are just looking for a reason to bake please come to room 141A in the English hall on Wednesday September 26 for an information meeting to be apart of the biggest bake sale in the history of Governor Simcoe taking place after OCTOBER 11th. We need all the help we can get. We hope to see you there!

Mrs. Hall
The Sr. Boys volleyball team will be practicing today at 4 pm. Please see Mrs. Hall if you can not attend.

Mme Wade - Orange Shirt Day
On Monday October 1, 2018, the DSBN will celebrate Orange Shirt Day – Every Child Matters, a day to honour the Indigenous children who survived residential schools and remember those who didn’t. We are encouraging staff and students to participate in the day but wearing orange.  If you wish to participate but don’t have an orange shirt, you can purchase one for $2 from Mme Wade in rm 207F

 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Mrs. Brophy - Student Voice Facilitators
Can the following students please come to see Mrs. Brophy in the Coop office at the beginning of lunch - Delilah S., Quinton M., Alyssa E., Samia A. and Gavin A.

Mr. Grant - Art Club and Float Decoration
Art club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are always welcome. Mr. Grant and Mr. Harley are looking for students to help with this year’s parade float decoration and tear down. The decoration will happen after school this Friday, September 28th and the tear down will occur on Saturday, September 29th at around 1:30pm - after the parade. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mr. Hartley for details.

Mrs. Brophy - Yearbook
There will be a meeting for any students interested in helping to create this years Governor Simcoe Yearbook this Tuesday at lunch in Room 123. Redcoats this is your opportunity to have a lasting impact on the memories and experiences you will look back on. Please join us to share your expertise in photography and design. Tuesday, at lunch in Room 123.

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
The list of new robotics team members is up on the door of room 130. We have a short meeting after after school for all new members. If you have any questions please see Mr. DiRamio.

Mr. DiRamio - Wifi Connections
Just a reminder that everyone connecting to the school wifi should be using the DSBN-Secure network, not the DSBN-Guest network. If you have any questions or problems connecting to the wifi please see Mr. DiRamio in room 130 at lunch.

Dr. Crowe  SOS
A reminder that SOS will be meeting today at lunch in room 141A.

Mrs. Hall
The senior boys volleyball team is reminded of their first league game tonight at Beamsville Secondary School, immediately following the junior game. Please be at Beamsville High no later than 4:30 pm, and please see Mrs. Hall period 4 in room 141C if you need to arrange a cab ride.

Redcoat Arts:
Just a reminder to all of the talented people auditioning for “Into the Woods,” that auditions start tonight at 6pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring your sheet music. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney. Break a leg!

 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Mr. Grant - Art Club and Float Decoration
Art club will be hip and happening Monday after school from 2:15pm - 4:00pm. New Redcoat artists are always welcome. Mr. Grant and Mr. Harley are looking for students to help with this year’s parade float decoration and tear down. The decoration will happen after school this coming Friday, September 28th and the tear down will occur on Saturday, September 29th at around 1:30pm - after the parade. Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant and/or Mr. Hartley for details.

Mr Brophy - Football
Congratulations to the Redcoats football team on their 45-0 win over St. Catharines Collegiate.   Great start Redcoats and thanks to all those that stuck around to support the team.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today is the first Guidance meeting with all grade 12 students.  This meeting will start after students go to period 5 for attendance.  They can then make their way down to the theatre after that.

Mrs. Brophy - Yearbook
There will be a meeting for any students interested in helping to create this years Governor Simcoe Yearbook next Tuesday at lunch in Room 123. Redcoats this is your opportunity to have a lasting impact on the memories and experiences you will look back on. Please join us to share your expertise in photography and design. Tuesday, at lunch in Room 123.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
There will be a brief meeting at lunch for the Jr Boys Volleyball team, in room 308C. Please let Mme Angelone or Mrs Bhan know if you are unable to attend.

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
Robotics - Thanks to everyone who came out for the robotics tryouts this year. The list of invites for new members is posted on the door of room 130. We will be having a meeting Monday after school for these new members. Congratulations!

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mrs. Brophy - Yearbook
There will be a meeting for any students interested in helping to create this years Governor Simcoe Yearbook next Tuesday at lunch in Room 123. Redcoats this is your opportunity to have a lasting impact on the memories and experiences you will look back on. Please join us to share your expertise in photography and design. Tuesday, at lunch in Room 123.

Mrs. Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
Senior boys volleyball players are reminded of their tournament at EL Crossley tomorrow. Cabs will be leaving the school at 7:45 am. Please remember to see Mrs. Hall if you need a ride, and remember to bring your permission forms and money to Mrs. Hall directly, or to leave them in her mailbox. Good luck!!

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
Reminder to all interested students that there will be a swim team information meeting TODAY at lunch in room 310. See you there!

Mr. Brophy- Mediterranean Trip
Reminder of the meeting today at the beginning of lunch for all those that registered and anyone interested in travelling to Greece and Rome next March Break this thursday in the library at lunch.  Paperwork and parent meeting details will be given so if you are unable to attend please come see Mr. Brophy.

Mr Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
What if you could build your own society?  Your own world? Now you can. Stop by room 124 at lunch this Thursday (today!) and check out the Simcoe World Building Society.  Bring you imagination!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Sheridan College will be here today at lunch to meet with interested students in Guidance.  Feel free to drop into the Guidance Office for a visit. Reminder to  grade 9’s that tonight is the Grade 9 BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night.  The BBQ runs from 5:30 - 6. From 6 - 7 p.m. you will follow your schedule by period and take your family to meet your teacher.  See you tonight!

Mr. Potalivo/Ms. Steenburg
There will be a VERY brief Girls Field Hockey meeting directly after school today in the student council room.  It is important for everyone to attend.

Redcoat Arts
Wow! We had an amazing workshop yesterday for “Into the Woods.” with an amazing group of young ladies. Gentleman, today is your day. The boys workshop starts today at 2:30 in the music room. Please be on time.  Our final workshop takes place on SUNDAY and it starts at 2pm. If you have any questions, including what door to come in through for Sunday, please come see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible. This is your chance to take a risk on something that could change the way you see your high school career. Have a great day!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
There will be a short Tennis practice after school.

 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Today the Guidance Office will help students who would like to switch msips.  Students are able to come to Guidance during their MSIP with a completed MSIP Change request form to see if they can make the switch.  Today is the only day to do this.

Mr. Brophy- Mediterranean Trip
There will be a meeting for all those that registered and anyone interested in travelling to Greece and Rome next March Break this thursday in the library at the beginning of lunch.  Paperwork and parent meeting details will be given so if you are unable to attend please come see Mr. Brophy.

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
Reminder to all interested students that there will be a swim team information meeting tomorrow at lunch in room 310.

Redcoat Arts
This is the week! All students who are planning on auditioning for this year’s musical, “Into the Woods,” are reminded that you need to attend the correct workshop this week. First workshop is TODAY  for the girls, and the second workshop will take place tomorrow for the boys. If you have any questions, please come see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible. This is your chance to take a risk on something that could change the way you see your high school career. Have a great day!

Mr Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
What if you could build your own society?  Your own world? Now you can. Stop by room 124 at lunch this Thursday, September 20 and check out the Simcoe World Building Society.  Bring you imagination!

English Department -- Book Club
The Book Club meets today and every Wednesday at lunch in Room 141B.  Drop by today for information about contests, field trips and activities.  New members always welcome.

 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Ms. Atack - Guidance
A reminder to grade 12 students that your first big guidance meeting will take place this Friday during Period 5 in the Theatre.  All must attend. Also, grade 12’s - The University of Toronto will be in the Guidance Office at lunch today to hand out materials.  Feel free to stop in for a chat. You can follow up at the University Fair at Eden. Sheridan College will also be in Guidance at lunch on Thursday.  Feel free to drop in then as well.

Mr Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
What if you could build your own society?  Your own world? Now you can. Stop by room 124 at lunch this Thursday, September 20 and check out the Simcoe World Building Society.  Bring you imagination!

Mr. Brophy- Mediterranean Trip
There will be a meeting for all those that registered and anyone interested in travelling to Greece and Rome next March Break this thursday in the library at lunch.  Paperwork and parent meeting details will be given so if you are unable to attend please come see Mr. Brophy.

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
Attention all swimmers!!  The Simcoe Swim team is looking for experienced and recreational swimmers who would like to get fit, compete and have fun. Previous competitive experience is not necessary, but you must be a competent, strong swimmer. Swimming is a great workout, ideal for any athletes who are cross-training and looking to improve endurance. So whether you’re looking to be the next Olympic superstar or just looking for a fun way to get involved and get fit, swim team is for you!  Our first meeting will take place at the start of lunch in room 310 on Thursday September 20th. Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information.

Redcoat Arts
This is the week! All students who are planning on auditioning for this year’s musical, “Into the Woods,” are reminded that you need to attend the correct workshop this week. First workshop is on Wednesday for the girls, and the second workshop will take place on Thursday for the boys. If you have any questions, please come see Mrs. Risko or Mrs. Stickney as soon as possible. This is your chance to take a risk on something that could change the way you see your high school career. Have a great day!

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
The robotics try-out list is posted on the door of room 130. Please see Mr. DiRamio if you have any questions.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Redcoat Council
Any grade 9 students interested in applying for a position on student council are asked to pick up a form from guidance today. Completed forms are due by 2:10 tomorrow.

Dr. Crowe
A reminder that there is an SOS meeting today in room 141A

Mr. Grant - Art Club and Float Decoration
Art Club will be hip and happening after school today from 2:15pm to 4:00pm in the art room. New Redcoat artists are welcome. Furthermore, Mr. Grant is looking for a crew to design and decorate the Simcoe Float in the forthcoming Grande Parade. Float design and decoration will happen on Friday, September 28th at 5:00pm and tear down will happen on Saturday, September 29th (after the parade). Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant for details.

Mrs. Stickney - Jazz Band
There will be a jazz band rehearsal after school today in the music room starting at 2:20. If you play an instrument and enjoy making music, come out and join us. Piano player needed! If there is a fellow Redcoat, who has their grade 6 or higher in piano, the jazz band needs you! Please see Mrs. Stickney today if you are interested.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
A reminder to grade 12 students that your first big guidance meeting will take place this Friday during Period 5 in the Theatre.  All must attend. MSIP Change forms will be available in the Guidance Office today.  If you would like to change your msip you must get permission from both the msip teacher you are leaving and the msip teacher to which you would like to go.  If an msip is full you will not be allowed to join it. This Wednesday, and this Wednesday only, students will be able to travel to guidance during their msip with their completed slip to see a counsellor and ask for a switch.

Mrs. Tilly - Swim Team
Attention all swimmers!!  The Simcoe Swim team is looking for experienced and recreational swimmers who would like to get fit, compete and have fun. Previous competitive experience is not necessary, but you must be a competent, strong swimmer. Swimming is a great workout, ideal for any athletes who are cross-training and looking to improve endurance. So whether you’re looking to be the next Olympic superstar or just looking for a fun way to get involved and get fit, swim team is for you!  Our first meeting will take place at the start of lunch in room 310 on Thursday September 20th. Please see Mrs. Tilly for more information.

Mr Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
What if you could build your own society?  Your own world? Fantasy? Sci-Fi? What if? Now you can.  Stop by room 124 at lunch this Tuesday (today) and check out the Simcoe World Building Society.  Bring you imagination!

Ms. Breivik - Pep Cheer Squad
The Simcoe Pep Cheer Squad information meeting takes place today at lunch in room 141B.  We are looking for outgoing, enthusiastic Redcoats to encourage teams to get excited and fans to get loud at games and events this season!  

Mr. Lavictoire - Cross Country
Cross country team members are reminded that we practice Monday to Thursday after-school. Please meet in the front foyer changed and ready to run by 2:20. First meet is next Monday so make every run count.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
All members of the Senior tennis team are asked to see Mrs Bhan for a brief meeting at the start of lunch today in the gym.

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
The robotics try-out list is posted on the door of room 130. Please see Mr. DiRamio if you have any questions.

 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Mme Key- Redcoat Council
Any Grade 9 student interested in joining our student council this year should pick up an application form in the Guidance office today.  Forms are due back Monday at 2:10 pm.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Attention Mr. Cockburn’s Period 5 class and Ms. Wade’s period 5 class.  If you are interested in going to the Brock Student Summit please come down to Guidance today for a permission slip.  We will be taking the first 20 students who show up to Guidance on Monday with their completed permission form and their $20.

Mr. Grant - Art Club and Float Decoration
Art Club will be hip and happening this Monday from 2:15pm to 4:00pm in the art room. New Redcoat artists are welcome. Furthermore, Mr. Grant is looking for a crew to design and decorate the Simcoe Float in the forthcoming Grande Parade. Float design and decoration will happen on Friday, September 28th at 5:00pm and tear down will happen on Saturday, September 29th (after the parade). Community hours will be given. Please see Mr. Grant for details.

Mrs. Stickney - Jazz Band
There will be a jazz band rehearsal on Monday at 2:20 in the music room. If you play an instrument and enjoy making music, come out and join us.Piano player needed! If there is a fellow Redcoat, who has their grade 6 or higher in piano, the jazz band needs you! Please see Mrs. Stickney today if you are interested.

Ms. Atack - Guidance
Would period 1 teachers of 9’s and Period 1 MSIP teachers please send a student down to Guidance with their Grade 9 BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night forms.Grade 12 Students - Your first big meeting with Guidance will take place next Friday, September 21st during period 5.  Please make plans to attend.Note from the Guidance Office - all Guidance news items, for all grades, throughout the school year will be featured on the Guidance twitter handle - @SimcoeGuidance.  Please follow us on twitter OR check out our thread under the Student Services tab on the Website. A list of Guidance Events (especially relevant for our 12’s) is listed on the Guidance Event Calendar on the website as well.  12’s can see their complete event schedule on the Calendar.

Ms. Breivik - Pep Cheer Squad
Do you have spirit?  The Simcoe Pep Cheer Squad is looking for outgoing, enthusiastic Redcoats to encourage teams to get excited and fans to get loud at games and events this season!  An information meeting will take place on Monday at lunch in room 141B.

Mr. Hartley - OPEN MIC
Only one week until the start of OPEN MIC!!  See Mr. Hartley if you have any questions.

Mr Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
What if you could build your own society?  Your own world? Fantasy? Sci-Fi? What if?  Now you can. Stop by room 124 at lunch this Tuesday and check out the Simcoe World Building Society.  Bring your imagination!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
All members of the tennis team are reminded to bring Mrs Bhan their forms and money TODAY.

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dr Crowe- SOS
Any SOS members attending WE day must see Dr Crowe today!

Guidance:
The Lake Street Armoury is hosting a Career Fair tonight on Thursday, 13 September from 5:00PM – 9:00PM.  Any student or teacher that is interested in the Army Reserve or Military Coop is welcome to come out and view some of the kit and equipment we use as well as get more information.

Attention Grade 9’s - If you didn’t receive an invitation to the Grade 9 BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night please come down to the Guidance Office and pick one up.  To be clear, your whole family is invited. If you have younger siblings in elementary school please make sure to include them. We need you to return your form with your food order to your period 1 teacher by tomorrow.  

Mr. Bolle - Link Crew
Attention Link Crew leaders!  We will be having a short meeting at the beginning of lunch today in Ms. Peck’s room to discuss our plans for the short day tomorrow.  See you there!

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Open Mic starts next Friday!  Start practicing your instruments and warming up your voices.  See Mr. Hartley if you have any questions.

Mr. Potalivo - Girls Field Hockey
Field hockey players are reminded to bring completed forms to Mr Potalivo or Ms Steenburg by the end of this week.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
All members of the tennis team are reminded to bring Mrs Bhan their forms and money ASAP - and there is a practice today after school.

Mr Cote - Simcoe World Building Society
What if you could build your own society?  Your own world? Fantasy? Sci-Fi? What if?  Now you can. Stop by room 124 at lunch this Tuesday and check out the Simcoe World Building Society.  Bring you imagination!

Mr. Lavictoire - Cross Country
Cross country team members are reminded that we practice Monday to Thursday after-school. Please meet in the front foyer changed and ready to run by 2:20 today. Also a reminder to get all permission forms and team fees handed in ASAP.  

 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
For anyone interested in joining the robotics team this year, there will be a meeting after school today after school in room 130.

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Due to this week’s early release day this Friday, Open Mic will start NEXT Friday.  Sorry for the confusion. Please see Mr. Hartley if you have any questions.

Ms. Stiefelmeyer - Volleyball Scorekeepers
Ms Stiefelmeyer is looking for volunteers to score keep and line the boys volleyball games.  See Ms Stiefelmeyer at lunch in the gym if interested.

Mr. Potalivo - Girls Field Hockey
Field hockey players are reminded to bring completed forms to Mr Potalivo or Ms Steenburg by the end of this week.

Book Club - Your English Department
The Boys and Girls’ Book Club meets today at lunch in 141B.  Bring your lunch… New members especially welcome!!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
All members of the tennis team are reminded to bring Mrs Bhan their forms and money ASAP. The next practice will be tomorrow after school.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
There is a Jr Boys Volleyball tryout today after school. If you are unable to attend, please let Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone know.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Mr. Hartley - Open Mic
Singing, dancing, juggling, and jokes are just some of what you can expect at the very first Open Mic of the year happening this Friday at lunch in the library.  Come on out to support the bravest of all Redcoats as they perform for you and for you alone. Don’t miss out on this once in a week opportunity! See Mr. Hartley if you have any questions.

Mr. Domanico - Chess Club
Attention all Redcoats interested in Chess Club.  There will be a brief meeting, followed by the first team practice, today at lunch in Room 141C.  All grades, ages, and level of skill are welcome. Our first tournament is 2 weeks away: time to work on your Endgame!

Ms. Atack - Guidance
The Lake Street Armoury is hosting a Career Fair on Thursday, 13 September from 5:00PM – 9:00PM.  Any student or teacher that is interested in the Army Reserve or Military Coop is welcome to come out and view some of the kit and equipment we use as well as get more information.

Attention Grade 9’s - If you didn’t receive an invitation to the Grade 9 BBQ and Meet the Teacher Night please come down to the Guidance Office and pick one up.  To be clear, your whole family is invited. If you have younger siblings in elementary school please make sure to include them. We need you to return your form with your food order to your period 1 teacher by this Friday.  

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
For anyone interested in joining the robotics team this year, there will be a meeting after school tomorrow (Wednesday) after school in room 130.

Ms. Breivik, Mr. Pierce and Mrs. Smith -- Book Club
Tomorrow the Boys and Girls’ Book Club will have its first meeting.  If you enjoy reading or writing with friends, this is your club. Bring your lunch every Wednesday to Room 141B.  New members ESPECIALLY welcome.

Ms. Stiefelmeyer - Volleyball Scorekeepers
Ms Stiefelmeyer is looking for volunteers to scorekeep and line the boys volleyball season.  Please see her in the gym at lunch if you are interested.

 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Mr. Grant - Art Club / The Guild of Simcoe Artists
The first art club of the year will be hip and happening after school today (from 2:15pm - 4:00pm). New Simcoe artists are always welcome. See Mr. Grant for details.

Mrs. Stickney - Jazz Band
Do you know how to play a brass or woodwind instrument? Do you know how to read music? Do you like making music with other people? If you answered yes, to these questions then come join the Simcoe Jazz Band. Rehearsal is today beginning at 2:20 in the music room. Newcomers are welcome!!!!

Dr Crowe - Simcoe Outreach Society
SOS will be having our first meeting on Monday, September 10th at lunch in the English Dept. New members are very welcome to come out and help to make a difference in our local and global community!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
All members of the tennis team are reminded to bring Mrs Bhan their forms ASAP. The next practice will be tomorrow after school.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
The first Jr Boys Volleyball tryout will be today after school. If you are unable to attend, please let Mrs Bhan or Mme Angelone know.

Mrs Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
The senior boys volleyball team tryouts begin today after school. Please see Mrs. Hall in the English office if you can not attend.

Redcoat Arts
If you missed the information meeting last week, and are still interested in being a part of this year’s musical, then please see Mrs. Stickney or Mrs. Risko this week. This is for both on and off stage roles. Also, for those of you attending the workshops next week, this is a reminder that they start on Wednesday. Thank you, and have a great day!

 

Friday, September 7, 2018

Mr. Tope - Boy’s Golf
A reminder that there will be a brief but important meeting today at the beginning of Lunch in the Guidance area for all  boys interested in competed for the Governor Simcoe Golf team.

Mr. Brophy- Varsity Football
Are you interested in playing football this year for the Redcoats.  There is a role and position for everyone. Practices began on Wednesday but you are not too late to join.  Practices are from 2:20 to 4:30 and continue each day on the back field. Players are to wear t-shirts, shorts and running shoes/ cleats.   All other equipment will be provided. If you are unable to attend please come see Mr Brophy in the boys Phys ed

Dr. Crowe - Simcoe Outreach Society
SOS will be having our first meeting on Monday, September 10th at lunch in the English Dept. New members are very welcome to come out and help to make a difference in our local and global community!

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
All members of the tennis team are reminded to bring Mrs Bhan their forms no later than Monday. The next practice will be Tuesday after school.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dr Crowe - Simcoe Outreach Society
SOS will be having our first meeting on Monday, September 10th at lunch in the English Dept. New members are very welcome to come out and help to make a difference in our local and global community!

Ms. Stiefelmeyer - Girls Basketball Tryouts
If you are a new student to Governor Simcoe and have transferred from another high school and you would like to play sports this year.  You must see Ms Stiefelmeyer in the gym at lunch for a transfer form. These forms have to be filled out ASAP.

Mr. Tope - Boy’s Golf
A reminder that there will be a brief but important meeting on Friday at the beginning of Lunch in the Guidance area for all  boys interested in competed for the Governor Simcoe Golf team.

Mrs Bhan - Jr. Boys Volleyball
If you are in grade 9 or 10 and are interested in playing on the Jr Boys Volleyball Team, please attend a brief meeting TODAY at lunch in room 308C. Tryouts will begin on Monday at 2:20.

Mr. Brophy- Varsity Football
Are you interested in playing football this year for the Redcoats.  There is a role and position for everyone. Practices began last night but you are not too late to join.  Practices are from 2:20 to 4:30 and continue each day on the back field. Players are to wear t-shirts, shorts and running shoes/ cleats.   All other equipment will be provided. If you are unable to attend please come see Mr Brophy in the boys Phys ed hallway.

Mr. Potalivo - Girls Field Hockey
Practice will take place today after school. Please be changed and meet outside the girls change room at 2:20. All new and returning players are encouraged to come out and have some fun on our new turf!    

Redcoat Arts:
All students who are interested in being either on or off stage for this year’s musical production of “Into the Woods,” need to come to the information meeting today at the start of lunch in the theatre. ALL students are encouraged to attend. No experience necessary, and you DO NOT need to be taking an Arts course this semester to be involved. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Stickney or Mrs. Risko. Thank you!

Mrs. Hall - Sr. Boys Volleyball
Tryouts for those interested in playing sr.boys volleyball will be held next week starting Monday at 2:20 in the gym.  

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
There will be a try out for the Tennis team today after school. All are welcome. Please meet Mrs Bhan in the front foyer at 2:15 to walk over to the tennis courts together.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Girls Basketball Tryouts
Tryouts will be held today and Thursday in the gym at 2:20pm.  Come out and join this great group of girls and have some fun on the court.  We welcome everyone.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Athletic Transfers
If you are a new student to Governor Simcoe and have transferred from another high school and you would like to play sports this year.  You must see Ms Stiefelmeyer in the gym at lunch for a transfer form. These forms have to be filled out ASAP.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
If you are interested in playing on the Simcoe Tennis Team, please see Mrs Bhan in the gym TODAY at lunch for a brief meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Mrs Bhan - Jr Boys Volleyball
If you are in grade 9 or 10 and are interested in playing on the Jr Boys Volleyball Team, please attend a brief meeting Thursday at lunch in room 308C. Please let Mme Angelone or Mrs Bhan know if you are unable to attend.

Mr. Potalivo - Girls Field Hockey
If you are interested in playing Girls Field hockey, please see Mr. Potalivo in room 308A today at lunch for a brief meeting. All new and returning players are encouraged to join.

Mr Quinn - Attention Cross Country Runners.
There will be a brief meeting and sign up after school for any potential runners in Room 141E. See you there.

Mr. DiRamio - Robotics
If you were on the robotics team last year and are interested in being a member again this year, please make sure you are logged into slack for information this week about our first meeting. There will be announcements next week for anyone new interested in joining the team.

Redcoat Arts:
All students who are interested in being either on or off stage for this year’s musical production of “Into the Woods,” need to come to the information meeting tomorrow at the start of lunch today in the theatre. ALL students are encouraged to attend. No experience necessary, and you DO NOT need to be taking an Arts course this semester to be involved. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Stickney or Mrs. Risko. Thank you!

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
 

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Girls Basketball
Tryouts will be held today, Wednesday and Thursday in the gym at 2:20pm.  Come out and join this great group of girls and have some fun on the court.  We welcome everyone.

Mr. Brophy- Varsity Football
Are you interested in playing football this year for the Redcoats.  There is a role and position for everyone. Practices begin on Wednesday from 2:20 to 4:30 and continue each day on the back field. Players are to wear t-shirts, shorts and running shoes/ cleats.   All other equipment will be provided. If you are unable to attend please come see Mr Brophy in the boys Phys ed hallway.

Ms Stiefelmeyer - Athletic Transfers
If you are a new student to Governor Simcoe and have transferred from another high school and you would like to play sports this year.  You must see Ms Stiefelmeyer in the gym at lunch for a transfer form. These forms have to be filled out ASAP.

Mrs Bhan - Tennis
If you are interested in playing on the Simcoe Tennis Team, please see Mrs Bhan in the gym Wednesday at lunch for a brief meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Mr. Potalivo - Girls Field Hockey
If you are interested in playing Girls Field hockey, please see Mr. Potalivo in room 308A Wednesday at lunch for a brief meeting. All new and returning players are encouraged to join.