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Friday Oct. 19

Chain of CaringHomeroom teachers please tally your canned food donations and send the Grand total and the cans down to room 117 (the Foods Room). We will announce the winner of the competition Block B.
​Volleyball​This is a reminder to all Girls who helped with scorekeeping for Jr. Boys Volleyball. Please see Mrs. Dunlop or Ms. Carson to have your volunteer forms filled out. 
​Tunes at Noon​Tunes at Noon - Rocktoberfest is October 30th. If you are planning to perform, please attend a mandatory meeting at lunch on Monday in Room 203. See Mr. Sommer for details.
​School of Rock Theatre Trip​There are only ten tickets left for the bus trip to Toronto to see School of Rock in November. Get your permission forms in right away to secure your spot! Forms are available from Ms. Vienneau, Ms. Dath, Ms. Taylor and Ms. Brander. 
​Curling Team

​Ok Curlers, the ice is in! Practice starts October 29th. Come to our first meeting MONDAY at the start of lunch in room 122 (Woodshop). If you can’t make the meeting, find Ms. Bruce or Mr. Nettleton to join the team. Lets go Wolfpack Granite!!!



Thursday Oct. 18

Jr. VolleyballThe Jr. Boys travelled to St. Pat's yesterday and came away with 2 splits and a win. Consistent setting by Nolan Caudle and well executed hits by QJ, Kris and Mason led the charge. Big passes from Dylan & Brownlee set the stage for great games. Practice resumes Monday.
Scholarships & AwardsThe TD Scholarship for Community Involvement is a National Scholarship for strong, solid students proceeding to post-secondary studies. Please see a guidance counsellor for more information. Deadline is Mid-November.
​Choir​What do we want? Choir! When do we want it? Today! Choir rehearses today at lunch in room 116. See you there!
​Sr. Volleyball​Yesterday the Sr. Boys Volleyball team competed at LCCVI in their league games/mini tournament. After a slow start, the Wolfpack boys pulled up their nylons and came through in every set they played, going 6-0 for the night. Way to fight for each point and dig deep boys. No practice tonight in preparation for our tournament on Friday in Chatham. MVPs go to Blake Brand and Logan Johnston.
​Tunes at Noon - Rocktoberfect​Tunes at Noon is nearly here! If you would like to participate in Tunes at Noon - Rocktoberfest, please sign up on one of the sheets outside of the Auditorium or the Music Room. Once you are signed up, please come to a meeting in room 203 at lunch on Monday. See Mr. Sommer for details. 
​​​OSSTF Student Achievement Awards​​Do you want to win $1000? OSSTF/FEESO celebrates your achievements with it's annual Student Achievement Awards. Submit an original piece of writing, visual art or video based on this year's theme of "Ahead by a Century" and you could be chosen to attend an awards ceremony in Toronto. Speak to a teacher or support staff for more details!.
​Great Lakes Idol​There will be a meeting on Wednesday at 10:50 in room 116 for all students moving on to Round 2 of Great Lakes Idol. That's an Idol meeting at 10:50 on Wednesday in room 116. 


Wednesday Oct. 17

​From the Office

​Today, cannabis has been legalized in Ontario for people who are 19 years of age or older. School rules concerning cannabis remain the same. The use or possession of cannabis or being under the influence of cannabis on school grounds or at or during school activities is not permitted. Failure to comply may result in suspension from school and/or charges or fines by an officer or provincial enforcement agency.

Please also be reminded that the use of e-cigarettes and vaping is not permitted on school grounds or at or during school activities. Failure to comply may result in suspension from school and/or charges or fines by an officer or provincial enforcement agency.

Resource Room Closed

To all students and staff , the resource room is closed today. Please do not send students to the learning center for today only. Thanks!

School of Rock Field TripThere are only ten tickets left for the bus trip to Toronto to see School of Rock in November. Get your permission forms in right away to secure your spot! Forms are available from Ms Vienneau, Ms Dath, Ms Taylor and Ms Brander.
​​Tunes at Noon - RocktoberfestRocktober fest is on it's way ! If you would like to  participate on October 30th, at lunch , please sign up on one of the sheets outside of the auditorium or the music room. See Mr Sommer for details
​Key Club Coat DriveKey club challenges homerooms to collect any gently used winter clothing items that students and staff may have to donate to the Inn of the Good Shepherd: Coats, Mitts , hats , boots, sweaters and scarves are excellent items to donate! This challenge will end next Wednesday , so get your items in ! good luck helping beat the cold!
​​OSSTF Student Achievement AwardsAre you trying to save money for your tuition , a trip or a car ? The annual OSSTF / FEESO student Achievement Awards competition is open and YOU could win $100! All you have to do is create an original piece of writing , art or media based on this years theme ‘ahead by a century’. There are junior and senior grade awards. Speak to your teacher for more details.
​Yearbook ClubThe yearbook club will meet today at lunch in Room 118. Yearbook Club- Room 118- today at lunch.
SHSM Arts and Culture SHSM students going on the field trip today are asked to meet in the lower front lobby at 10:00.
​Sr. VolleyballPlease excuse the Sr. Boys volleyball team at 1:35 today to board the bus to Petrolia. Let’s go Great lakes.
Great Lakes Christian FellowshipGreat Lakes Christian Fellowship will meet today at lunch in room 119. All are welcome.
​Key ClubKey Club will meet briefly today at lunch in room 202- See you there!
​Chain of CaringOk great Lakes, we need a strong push over the next 2 days to even get close to our goal of raising 5000 items of food to help support our families in the community and the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Come on Great Lakes home room classes; let’s work together as a school and bring in those cans. You still have today, Thursday and Friday to bring in those cans of food. Let’s do it Great Lakes, Let’s meet our Goal. The Chain of Caring will take place during block B this Friday, October 19th. We will create a human chain from the back door of Great lakes School to the front door of the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Block B teachers, you will receive a map in your mailbox where to bring your class to set up for the chain at the very start of block B. Please remember to dress warm on Friday. Come on great Lakes. Bring in those cans of food. We can reach our goal. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Ferguson or Mr. Burnham.


Monday Oct. 15

College Day Field Trip

This is a reminder to all grade 12 students about the college day field trip on Tuesday, October 16. All interested students need to sign the list in student services and return a signed permission form. This is your chance to meet with all 23 Ontario colleges in 1 place , miss out.

​Yearbook clubThe yearbook club will meet today at lunch in room 188. Yearbook club- today at lunch - room 118.
​Peer TutorsPeer tutors can pick up their Markbook in student services today or tomorrow . Mrs. Brennan has them on her desk.
​Tunes at Noon - RocktoberfestRocktoberfest is gearing up for October 30th ! if you would like to perform at the show, please sign up on a sheet outside of the auditorium or the music room . see Mr. Sommer for details.
​Senior Boys VolleyballOn Friday the senior boys volleyball team competed in the Strathroy invitational tournament. After a quick start , the Wolfpack continued to play some of their best volleyball all year , landing them a spot in the playoffs . Two tough, three-set matches in the semis and the finals proved to be just what the boys needed to claim the consolation championship. Tournament MVP goes to Tyler Caron for his awesome “ups” in the back row with honourable mention going to Logan Johnston.


Friday Oct. 12

College Day Field Trip

This is a reminder to all Grade 12 Students about the College Day field trip next Tuesday, Oct. 16. All interested students need to sign the list in Student Services and return a signed permission form. This is your chance to meet with all 23 Ontario College's in 1 place, don't miss out.

​OSSTF Student Achievement Awards​What would you do with $1000? If you want a chance at winning an annual OSSTF/FEESO Student Achievement Award, you need to create an original piece of writing, art, or media on this year's theme "Ahead by a Century". The submission deadline is November 9th. Your application package will go through a school, district, regional and provincial competition. For more information, look for a poster or check out the web at www.osstf.ca - search Student Achievement Awards or talk to your teacher.


Thursday Oct. 11

Jazz Choir

Jazz Choir rehearses today at lunch in room 116. See you there! 

University Info​A representative from University of Guelph Humber will have a display outside the cafeteria today at lunch. If you are interested in attending University of Guelph Humber please drop by their display.
​Tunes at Noon: RocktoberfestIt's October and you know what that means - it's time to rock! If you are interested in performing in Tunes at Noon: Rocktoberfest on October 30th, then sign up on one of the sheets outside the Auditorium or the Music Room. See Mr. Sommer for Details.
​Key Club​Key Club will meet today in Room 202 at lunch. See you there!


Wednesday Oct. 10

Yearbook

The Yearbook Club will meet today at lunch in room 118. 

​Christian Fellowship​Christian Fellowship will meet today at lunch in room 119. See you there. All Welcome!
​Volunteer Hours​If you are in need of community involvement hours and would be able to deliver flyers in the next 2 weeks for an election candidate, please see Mrs. Brennan in Student Services.
​Student Services​Just a reminder of the Grade 12 presentation during block B. Students will be called down to the Auditorium at approx. 9:45



Friday Oct. 5

From the Office

Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day

Today, the Lambton Kent District School Board observes Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Day. We are proud of our dedicated, highly qualified, caring Staff and Volunteers. They continually strive to improve student achievement for the betterment of all students and their families. We appreciate everything our Staff and Volunteers do for Every Student, Every Day. Staff and volunteers will find nut-free treats and fruit trays in room 205 as well as the staff dining room. These are compliments of our senior administrative team and the Great Lakes School Council.

​Student Achievement Awards​Do you want to win $1000? OSSTF/FEESO celebrates your achievements with it's annual Student Achievement Awards. Submit an original piece of writing, visual art or video based on this year's theme of "Ahead by a Century" and you could be chosen to attend an awards ceremony in Toronto. Speak to a teacher or support staff for more details!.
​Travel & Tourism Class​Mr. Courtney's Travel & Tourism Class should meet at the start of Block B in the Cafeteria today for their trip to the Brigden Fair. That's 9:30 in the Caf.
​Prom​Students who are interested in talking about Prom are invited to a meeting today at lunch in room 114.
​Murder Mystery Theatre Trip​Oh no! Colonel Mustard down! Who could do such a thing? Miss White looks suspicious! Those still wanting to attend the Murder Mystery trip have until October 9th to get their forms into Miss Taylor. You can get the forms in room 116. Students go to London, enjoy mall time, a Murder Mystery show and enjoy a 3 course meal. 


Thursday Oct. 4

Sr. Boys VolleyballThe Senior Boys Volleyball team played in their second set of league games last night @ CKSS despite some tough teams and a bunch of hard fought matches. The boys had a great night and learned a lot. MVP goes to Logan Johnston 
Ttheatre Trip Get your permission form today for our November trip to Toronto to see School of Rock on stage. See Ms Vienneau for details.
Great Lakes Idol All Idol contestants are requested to meet in the auditorium at 10:50 am. the show will start at 11 am. Bring your change to the show and vote your favorite through to the next round.
Spirit Wear Today is your last chance to purchase your spirit wear. lets see you dressed in blue great lakes... Wigs, Hats and more 
Jazz Choir Due to homecoming activities. jazz choir is cancelled today. Bbe sure to keep up practicing!! see you Tuesday! 
Volunteer Hours Volunteers are needed for a food drive for the Inn of the Good Shephard this Saturday from 9 am to noon. Students in need of community service hours should consider volunteering for this. Please see Mrs. Brennan in Student Services for more information.
Pep Rally ​if you have spare block D and want to go to the pep rally today you must pick up your ticket in the main office at lunch today 
​Homecoming BBQThe homecoming BBQ will begin at lunch, and will last as long as the hotdogs, chips and pops sold out! Located on the back campus! See you there!
​Period D Teachers Your envelope of tickets for the pep rally will be in your mailbox by 9 am this morning. Please pick them up before period D and distribute at the beginning of period D class only.
​Key ClubPeriod B teachers could you please excuse members of the Key Club at 10:30 to help with the BBQ



Wednesday Oct. 3

Yearbook

The Yearbook club will meet today at lunch in room 118. Yearbook club - Lunch - Room 118
​English Lit​Ms. Taylor's literacy course is to meet at the front of the school at the start of block B. See you there!
Key Club​​Key Club will meet today in room 202. Be prepared to stuff candy bags and assign tasks for the Homecoming BBQ. See you at lunch time!
​Great Lakes Idol​Anyone interested in being a contestant for Great Lakes Idol tomorrow must get their registration form in to Ms. Taylor or Ms. Vienneau by the end of the day today. 
Do you want your name on the Great Lakes Idol trophy along with our 2016-2017 winner Steven Barcroft and last year's winner Lana Isaac? Get your registration forms in this week to Ms. Vienneau.
​Homecoming BBQ​Who likes food?! Most people!! That means you should totally grab a hot dog, bag of chips, a pop, or some candy at the Homecoming BBQ this Thursday on the back campus! proceeds go to the Inn of the Good Shepherd.
​Senior Boys Volleyball ​Please excuse the Senior Boys Volleyball Team at 1:oo pm in order to play their League Games in Chatham.
​GLSS​Great lakes Christian Fellowship will meet today at lunch in room 119.
​Spirit Items ​Homecoming is fast6 approaching....This Thursday is the Big Day!! Need Spirit Items? We have them. Come down to the cafeteria at lunch to make your Homecoming outfit complete!


Tuesday Oct. 2

​College University Info

A representative from Algoma University will be here today at lunch. If you are interested in obtaining information about Algoma please drop by their table outside the cafeteria at lunchtime.
​Homecoming Key Club BBQThis Thursday is homecoming , and that means “FOOD!” Their will be a BBQ during the big game , featuring hotdogs, pop, chips, and candy bags. Bring your loonies and toonies, see you their ! proceeds will be donated to the inn of the good shepherd.
​RecyclingJust a reminder , today is a recycling day, please put your blue boxes out in the hall.
​Volunteer OpportunityVolunteers are needed for a food drive for the Inn of the Good Shepherd this Saturday from 9am to noon. Students in need of community service hours should consider volunteering for this. Please see Mrs. Brennan in student services for more information.
​Jazz ChoirJazz choir rehearses today at lunch in room 116. Please arrive on time. See you their!!



Monday Oct. 1

Student Services

Any great lakes student interested in writing the S.A.T test sometime in their future should see Mr. Bedard in student services today. GLSS will be offering an S.A.T preparation program which you can be part of. See Mr. Bedard in student services.
Yearbook ClubThe Yearbook Club will meet today at lunch in room 118. Yearbook Club- today at lunch- room 118.
​Theatre TripGet your permission form today for our November trip to Toronto to see School Of Rock on stage. See Ms Vienneau for details.
​Great Lakes IdolCome witness round 1 of this years Great Lakes Idol at 11am in the auditorium on Thursday. Bring some change to vote for your favourite! - and help send them to the finals in November- that's homecoming day at 11am in the auditorium.
​College University InfoA representative from Brescia university college in London will be here today at lunch. If you are interested in obtaining information about Brescia please drop by their table outside the cafeteria at lunch.
​Murder Mystery TripOh no! Kernel Mustard down! Who could do such a thing? Miss White looks suspicious! Those still wanting to attend the ,murder mystery trip have until October 9th to get their forms into Miss Taylor. You can forms in room 116. Students go to London, enjoy mall time, a murder mystery show , and enjoy a 3 course meal!




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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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