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Thursday Nov. 23

Great Lakes Idol

Tonight’s the night! For only $2 you can come and see the 2nd ever Great Lakes Idol crowned. Bring some change to vote for your favourite through the finals or just listen to some great singing!

Contestants be there by 6:30

​Blood Typing

​There will be no blood typing today, but it will be rescheduled.

​Swim Team

Good luck to the Wolfpack Swim Team as they compete at the Irish Invitational this afternoon. A list of swimmers is posted in the mailroom.


Wednesday Nov. 22

Yearbook Club

The yearbook club will meet today at lunch. This is a very important meeting to plan for the upcoming grad photos.

​Student Services

​A representative from Guelph University will be in room 110 at lunch today. Please drop by room 110 to obtain more information on Guelph University.

​Sr Girls Volleyball

​There is a mandatory Sr Girls Volleyball meeting in room 114 at the beginning of lunch on Thursday. It will be very brief so please be there at 10:45 sharp.

​Great Lakes Idol

​Who will be the next Great Lakes Idol?

Tomorrow night for 2nd ever idol will be crowned. Come be a part of history! Only 2$ to get in

​GLSS Christian Fellowship

​Great Lakes Christian Fellowship will meet at 11:00 today in Room 119. All are welcome!

​Cross Country

​Just a reminder to the cross country team, the end of season pizza party is today at lunch in room 114. Don’t forget to bring your singlet!!


Tuesday Nov. 21

Reach for the Top

Reach for the top meets today at 11 in room 308. Please plan on attending so that we can get ready for our December 6th tournament. See you then!

​Swim Team

​Swim practice resumes today after school. Don’t forget your team fees if you want to go to Thursdays meet.

​Cross Country Team


​The cross country team will be having its end of the season pizza party tomorrow at lunch in room 114. Bring your WASHED singlets with you. No singlet, no food! See you tomorrow!!

​Resource Room

​The resource room will be closed during periods B,C and D today.

​Idol

​Come and vote for your idol this Thursday! $2 to get in and extra change to ensure your favourite gets to the finals! Come enjoy the talent of Great Lakes.

​Jr. Girls’ soccer

​The junior girls’ soccer team in reminded of our team dinner at East Side Mario’s at 5:00p.m. tonight. See you there!

​ Dual Credit

There is a meeting at 10:00 today for dual credit students, concerning the resuming classes this Thursday and Friday. Please come to student services at 10:00 today. Teachers-the students should have excuse slips.


Monday Nov. 20

Yearbook

The Yearbook Club will meet today at lunch in Room 118. Today we will get new photography assignments and finish our pages.

​Great Lakes Idol

​Hey Great Lakes! The 2nd ever Great lakes idol competition is THIS THURSDAY at 7pm. For only $2 admission, you can be a part of idol history and select the next name on the trophy! Bring your change to vote your favourite through all three rounds and crown the winner!

​Student Services

​A representative from Sue College will be in Room 110. At lunch today. If you are interested in attending or obtaining more information about Sue College please drop by Room 110 today at lunch.

​Visionaries

​Visionaries yummy bake sale is today at lunch outside cafe.

​Boys Rugby

​There will be a quick boys (junior and senior) rugby meeting today at the beginning of lunch in room 114.

​Boys Hockey

​The boys hockey team is to be released at 12:25 today to leave for their game against North Lambton.

​Anti-Bullying

​Did you know that this week across Ontario is anti-bullying week? Did you know that 1 out of every 4 students have been bullied? Yes 1 in every 4 students. Nearly 43% of students have been bullied online and 1 out of every 4 have had it happen multiple times. Even 64% of students have reported being bullied while at school.

So Great Lakes, what can we as a school do to stop this? What are you doing to stop this? Let’s stand up Great Lakes and speak out against bullying. The leadership class is selling Anti-Bullying shirts all this week and next to show support against bullying promoting strong school community and positive mental health. Shirts will be on sale for only $!5 outside the cafeteria starting Tuesday of this week or you can find students in the leadership class or Mr. Burnham to purchase one as well. Show your support Great Lakes and lets all be the change.


Friday Nov. 17

Wolfpack Wear

“Wolfpack wear” will be on sale again Friday at lunch by the cafeteria. Please see Mrs. Nickels to order your clothing.

​Boys Hockey

​There will be a quick meeting today at the start of lunch for all members of the boys hockey team. The meeting is in room 315.

​Curling

​To all students wishing to curl for GLSS. There will be a  mandatory meeting today at 11:00 in room 118. Attendance is mandatory. Important dates to be discussed.


Thursday Nov. 16

Student Services

A representative from Brock University will be in Room 110 at lunch today. Any student interested in attending Brock should stop by Room 110.

​Student Achievement Awards

​This year’s Marion Drysdale Student Achievement Award topic “what’s your superpower?” it challenged students to address the theme in a personal way in an original work of their own creation. The Great Lakes Senior Visual Are winner is: Veritie Beauvais. The judges would like to congratulate her on her outstanding work. Special mention to Emma Tanner and Nathan Sinclair. Whose works were runner up.

​Learning Centre

​The Learning Centre will be closed last period only today.

​Swim Team

​There will be a brief meeting for the Swim Team today at lunch in Room 317. Don’t forget your permission forms and money!


Wednesday Nov. 15

Senior Girls Volleyball

Just a reminder to all senior girls who are trying out for volleyball. The next tryout is Thursday in gym AB at 4:00 sharp. Please be ready by 3:55.

​Yearbook Club

​There will be no yearbook club meeting today.

​Art Club

​Reminder that Art Club meets today in room 301. We will continue making our thread candle holders.

​Jr Boys Soccer

​Junior Boys Soccer players are reminded to bring in any outstanding team fees and team shorts ASAP.

​Curling

​To all interested curlers, there will be a brief meeting in room 118 at 11:00 today. This is an important meeting regarding permission forms.

​Jr. Girls Volleyball

​Just a reminder to all girls interested in trying out for Junior Girls Volleyball, that there is a brief meeting in room 114 today at lunch. If you can’t attend the meeting, please see Mrs. Dunlop. Tryouts begin Thursday at 2:30 in the big gym.

​Revue

​Script writers and other revue participants interested in helping put together sketches should meet today after school in the auditorium.

​Great Lakes Idol

​This is for all idol contestants: your music and song lists are due ASAP to Ms. Organ od Ms. Vienneau. Git ‘er done!

​Student Services

​A representative from McMaster University will be in room 110 today at lunch. Please drop by room 110 to obtain more information about attending McMaster university.

​Marion Drysdale Award

​Please submit all entries for the Marion Drysdale Award by the end of the day to Mrs. Rajput in room 121. Thanks.


Tuesday Nov. 14

Enrichment

Attention all Enrichment students and teachers. Mrs. Thompson is coming to the school today to meet briefly with all enrichment students in the Library Computer Lab. Grade’s 9 and 10 are asked to come down at 8:30, Grade 11s at 9:00 and Grade 12s at 9:45.

​Volunteer Opportunity

​Volunteers are needed to help children in grade 1-7 with math and reading in the skill and drill tutoring program run by the organization for Literacy in Lambton. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older. More information in available in Student Services

​Reach For The Top

​Reach for the Top meets today at 11 in room 308. See you then!

​Co-op

​Attention all co-op students. Reflective day Wednesday, November 15th. Attendance is mandatory.

​Visionaries

​Visionaries, today 11:00 Room 304.

​Revue

​All revue script writers and any senior students planning on acting in this year’s revue are reminder of the script night this Wednesday after school. Plan to be there!

​Marion Drysdale Award

​Attention staff, please submit the top nomination from your class for the Marion Drysdale Award to Mrs. Rajput in room 121 by lunchtime on Nov 15. Thank you.

​Jr Boys Volleyball

​Could all members of the Junior Boys Volleyball team please attend a brief meeting in room 114 today are lunch!

​Jr Girls Volleyball

​Attention all grade 9+10 girls! Junior Girls interested in trying out for the Junior Volleyball team are asked to attend a meeting in room 114 on Wednesday at lunch. Any questions? Please see Mrs. Dunlop if you can’t attend.

​Swim Team

​Swim team practice is cancelled today for pool repairs. Practices will hopefully resume Thursday.


Monday Nov. 13

Great Lakes Idol

The final rounds of great lakes idol are coming soon - in a little less than 2 weeks, the 12th ever idol will be crowned. Start saving your change in order to vote your favourite through the finale! Contestants, your music and song order is due soon!

​Swim Team

​Swim Team practice is cancelled on Tuesday for pool repairs. Practices will hopefully resume Thursday.

​Co-op

​Attention all Co-op students. Reflective day Wednesday November 15th . Attendance is mandatory!

​Revue

​All revue script writers and any senior students planning on acting in this year’s revue are reminded the script night this Wednesday after school. Plan to be there!

​Junior Boys Basketball

​Reminder to all junior boys that are on the list outside the Phys. Ed. office that the final mandatory tryout is today at 4:00pm in the main gym.

​Enrichment

​​Attention all Enrichment students. There are two exciting enrichment opportunities scheduled this month at GLSS: The first, on Wednesday November 22 in the afternoon, is a paint party put on by Cat Cabajar from The Painted Cat. The second opportunity, a fun math workshop, is being held on the morning of Tuesday November 28th. More information is available on the Enrichment Bulletin Board, Google Classroom through Mr. Cornell.

​Aelanxeo CAP

​Please meet Mr. Stewardson outside room 103 at 11:15. If you haven’t watched the video yet, check your school email!

​Yearbook

​The yearbook club will meet today at lunch in room 118. Come out and work on your pages.

​Senior Girls Volleyball

​A reminder to all senior girls interested in playing volleyball this year of their first tryout after school tomorrow in the main gym. Please be ready at 2:30 sharp.


Friday Nov. 10

Wolfpack Wear

Come down and order your Wolfpack Wear at lunch today by the cafeteria from Mrs. Nickels. We only have a few days of sales to get a delivery before Christmas. CASH ONLY!

​Treaty Week

​Although they were signed more than a century ago, treaty commitments are just as valid today as they were then. Every person in Ontario is a treaty person.

​Student Services

​Congratulations to Parker Barnes - the winner of the tablet from the draw yesterday during the visit from representatives from Lambton College.

Student of the Week

Good morning, Wolfpack.  Our student of the week is a student in a fitness class who responded to a potential emergency while on a fitness run in the neighbourhood.  A baby in a stroller began rolling onto a busy roadway.  Our student of the week intervened and brought the child to safety.  In recognition, this student will receive a gift card for Mucho Burrito.  Our student of the week is Austin Lapointe-Hall.


Thursday Nov. 9

Poppies

Poppies will be distributed in homeroom tomorrow morning. Please bring some change to your homeroom tomorrow morning to donate to the Veterans Poppy Fund.

​Swim Team

​Swim Team will practice tonight after school. Don't forget your permission forms!

​Student Services

​Any students interested in meeting with representatives from Lambton College should go to Gym C at lunch today.

​Treaty Week

​Treaty rights are the specific rights of First Nations people that are embodied in the treaties they entered into with the British Government and then, Canada . these rights often address the creation of reserves for the exclusive use of First Nations, and their rights to hunt, fish and trap on provincial Crown lands. Treaty rights are protected by subsection 35 of the Constitution Act.

​Parking

​Parking at the school is for staff only. Students are expected to park at the Sarnia Arena. Any vehicle that is parked at the school during school hours and does not have a Staff Parking Permit clearly visible in the windshield, is subject to towing at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your assistance.

​Student Services

​Any student looking to obtain volunteer hours should consider helping the Mooretown Minor Hockey Association, with 2 tournaments in late November. Please come to Student Services for more information.

​Scare Away the Cold

​The Scare Away the Cold campaign results are in! With homeroom contribution and personal donations, over 250 pieces of winter wear were collected and brought to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Ms. Beland’s homeroom brought in the most clothes with 53 total. Mrs. Manzano’s homeroom came in second place with 39. Thank you everyone who contributed!

Reminder Key club is meeting today at lunch.


Wednesday Nov. 8

Senior Boys Basketball

Senior Boys Basketball tryouts are Thursday and Friday at 2:30.

​Senior Girls Volleyball

​Attention Great Lakes girls! The time has come! Any senior girls interested in trying out for the Senior Girls Volleyball team, clear your schedules for next Tuesday and Thursday. Tryouts are Tuesday at 2:30 and Thursday at 4:00 sharp. Please be ready to go. Anyone wanting to be on the team must attend tryouts. See Mrs. brand for any questions.

​Jr Boys Volleyball

​The junior boys finished of their season with a tough loss against UCC last night. Pushing them to game 5, the Wolfpack came up short, losing the final match 15-12. Great season boys! You should all feel proud of your effort this season. Please bring Mrs. Dunlop your uniforms asap.

​Art Club

​Bring your lunch to room 301 and join us for Art Club today! We are starting a new craft based project. See you there.

​Treaty Week- Fact #2

​Treaties in Canada cover things such as:- payments of goods and cash- cession off First Nations’ title to certain lands-creation of reserves-protection of fishing, hunting and harvesting rights-promises of schools, clothing and farming equipment and supplies

​Yearbook Club

​The yearbook club will meet today at lunch in room 118. Come out and work on your pages and see what’s in store for the upcoming sports season.

​Junior Boys Basketball

​Junior boys basketball tryouts begin today at 4:00pm.

​GLSS Christian Fellowship

​GLSS Christian Fellowship will meet today at 11 AM in Room 119. All are welcome. See you there!

​Enrichment

​Attention all Enrichment students. There are two exciting enrichment opportunities scheduled this month at GLSS: The first, on Wednesday November 22 in the afternoon, is a paint party put on by Cat Cabajar from The Painted Cat. The second opportunity, a fun math workshop, is being held on the morning of Tuesday November 28th. More information is available on the Enrichment Bulletin Board, Google Classroom through Mr. Cornell.

​Senior Boys Volleyball

​Last night the senior boys volleyball team had their Semi-final game against the Chatham Kent Golden Hawks with hopes of reliving their victory in last years final, the boys came out loud and strong with the GLSS fans behind them. After playing their best set of volleyball. And coming up shorty in their first game the Wolfpack's mighty run came to an end after a hard fought match. Shout out to all the fans that came out to support the boys for an awesome overall season. Please hand in your jersey and shorts to Mrs. Hamill ASAP!

​New York New York Dance

​Any student interested in being in the New York New York Dance, come to a practice today at lunch in Room 213. See you there!


Tuesday Nov. 7

Junior Boys Basketball

All grade 9 and 10 boys interested in trying out for this years junior boys basketball team are asked to attend an information meeting today in Room 114 at 11:00. That's all grade 9 and 10 boys please attend a meeting today at 11:00 in Room 114 if interested in playing junior basketball.

​Treaty Week

​Treaties are legally binding agreements that set out the rights, responsibilities and relationships for First Nations people and the federal and provincial governments of Canada.

​GLSS Curling

​To all students interested in curling for GLSS this year, there will be a short information meeting at 11:20 in Room 118 today.

​Jr Boys Volleyball

​Hey Wolfpack sports fans! Come out today to the big gym at 4pm to cheer on your Jr Boys Volleyball team, as they host UCC in semi final volleyball action. We need to hear you in the stands cheering us on! Reminder to all junior boys team members to meet in the big gym right after school.

​Sr Boys Volleyball

​This is a reminder for everyone on the fan bus going to CK today to bring their $3 to get into the gym. Teachers, please allow the students that are excused on your attendance to be released at 2:00 sharp. The students must show you their ticket, then hand it AND their permission form into Mr. Harrell BEFORE getting on the bus. Remember no permission form, no bus.

​Swim Team

​There will be no swim team practice tomorrow (Tuesday) after school. Swim practice starts Thursday after school.


Monday Nov. 6

From the Office

Treaties Recognition Week

Good morning, Wolfpack. Last year, the province of Ontario designated the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week. This is to bring awareness to the treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the province. Today there are more than forty treaties and other land arrangements. Everyone shares in the benefits and obligations of these treaties.

​Boys Hockey

​This is just a reminder that tryouts for boys hockey begins Wednesday at 3 at Clearwater arena. If you don't have a permission form see Mr. T. Shaw ASAP.

​Wrestling

​WRESTLING SEASON IS HERE!There will be a wrestling information meeting today immediately at the beginning of lunch in Mr. Clarke’s room 210. Bring your lunch. Wrestling is available to all grades, boys and girls. Grade 9’s are especially welcome. If you want to get in shape, cross-train for MMA, increase your self confidence, or simply learn how to become a champion, please come to the meeting for informatio9n. No experience necessary. If you can't attend the meeting today please see Mr. Bedard. Practices start tomorrow after school in the wrestling room 99.

​Revue

​Attention all students who plan to be in this years revue. There will be a brief mandatory meeting tomorrow at lunch in the4 auditorium. Come at the start of lunch.

​OFSAA

​This past week Shailah Allen represented Great Lakes at the OFSAA cross country championships. She capped of an outstanding season by finishing in the top half of the junior girls race. congratulations!

​First Nations Room Naming

​The naming committee for the First Nations room will meet today at lunch in room 113, the First Nations room. Everyone is welcome to attend.

​Student Services

​Rayjon Share Care is looking for volunteers to staff a booth at Lambton Mall on the first two weekends of December- either FRIDAY night or for 3hour shifts on SATURDAY. Please see Ms. L’Heureux in Student Services for details.

​GLSS Curling

​Too all students interested in curling for GLSS this year. There will be a short meeting at 11:20 in room 118 today.

​Senior Boys Volleyball

​Just a reminder to anyone going on the Sr Boys Volleyball fan bus tomorrow to get your permission forms in ASAP. If it is not in by tomorrow morning, you don’t get on the bus. Also, remember you $3 to get into the gym at Chatham Kent.

​Cadets

​This announcement is for any current students who participate in Cadets. We are looking for current cadets to participate in this year’s Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 10th. If you are a cadet and are interested in being part of our ceremony, please see Ms. Brander or Miss Vienneau.

​Yearbook Club

​The yearbook club will meet today at lunch in room 118. Come out and get your assignments for this week and work on your pages.

​Student Services

​A reminder to any students interested in attending University that the University Information Night for all the local high schools is tonight at St. Pat’s starting at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending University, please plan to attend.


Friday Nov. 3

Student of the Week

Good morning, Wolfpack.  Our student of the week is a peer tutor who has gone above and beyond in the fitness class that he is working in.  Through motivation and promotion of their abilities, our student of the week has supported students in the class to push themselves harder in becoming physically fit.  In recognition, this student will receive a gift card for Mucho Burrito.  Our student of the week is Tristan Dumoulin.

​Cadets

​This announcement is for any current students who participate in cadets. We are looking for current cadets to participate in this year’s Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 10th. If you are a cadet and are interested in being a part of our ceremony, please see Mrs. Brander or Miss Vienneau.

​Art Classes

​This is a reminder to Ms. Manzano and Mrs. McIntyre's art classes who are going to the ALIX Art Gallery today. Please meet at 1:00 sharp in front of the auditorium on 3rd floor to walk to the ALIX. Have your coats and be ready to go. See you then!

​Senior Football

​Attention all senior football players. There will be a brief but important meeting today at lunch in Room 109. That’s Room 109! This is a mandatory meeting to discuss practice tonight and our game on Monday. Thanks.

​Library

​This is a reminder that the Library Book Club will meet at lunchtime today. Bring your lunch - All welcome!

​Curling

​To all students interested in curling for GLSS there will be a brief meeting in Room 118 at lunch on Monday.

​Swim Team

​If you missed the swim team meeting yesterday, pop by Room 317 or see Mr. Stewardson to sign up.

​Student Services 

​The university information night for all high schools will be held Monday, November 6th at St. Patrick's High School beginning at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending university, please plan to attend.


Thursday Nov. 2

Swim Team

Any students who would like to be part of the Great Lakes Swim Team should go to room 317 today at 10:45 for a brief information meeting. Swim Team-room 317-today at 10:45. If you arrive at 11:00, you will be too late!!

​Junior Boys Soccer

​Junior Boys Soccer players are reminded of their pizza lunch today in room 201. Players are asked to bring in their team shorts.

​Technology

​Mr. Courtney, Mr. Nettleton, and Mrs. Bruce’s classes will meet at 8:35 in the cafeteria this morning to go to the Film Festival field trip. Please bring your coat. No backpacks allowed.

​Film Festival

​All students attending the film festival today from Ms. Branders classes should meet immediately after the morning announcements in room 203.

​Co-op

​A reminder to all Co-op students to hand in their evaluations and log sheets by Friday.

​Resource Room

​The Resource Room is closed today.


Wednesday Nov. 1

From the Office

Music

Good morning, Wolfpack.  We recognize that music plays an important role in our lives and we enjoy listening to it.  Music is personal and each of us appreciates different types of music.  As a result, we are asking that people enjoy their music using headphones.  Please do not play music using speakers as this may be a disruption to other people.  Thank you for your cooperation.

​Yearbook Club

​There will be a yearbook club meeting today at lunch in Room 118. Come and work on your pages.

​Junior Girls Soccer

​Junior Girls soccer team meetup Thursday @ lunch (11:00!) in Student Services. Party planning!! See you at 11 on Thursday junior soccer girls.

Contact

Great Lakes Secondary School
275 Wellington St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 1H1
519-336-0220
Principal: Paul Wiersma
Vice Principal: Jeremy Gower
Vice Principal: Caroline White
Bus Zone: 2BUS STATUS

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