Announcements for Thursday, February 12, 2015

Congratulations to Nicholas Lo and Xander Collins-Louie on making it through t the City Finals for swimming!  Nicholas won a gold medal at the Regionals.  There will be a brief meeting for the Swim team today at lunch outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office to go over the regional results.  R. Cranswick

Come to the Japanese Culture Club for the second half of our viewing of “The Last Samurai”  with cultural and historical commentary provided by Mr. Ravera.  The club has been postponed to today at lunch and will be held in Room B37.  The usual schedule will resume next week.  A. Ravera

Shakespearience Workshop!  Students are reminded that they are expected to come to the Drama Studio for 12:30 p.m. today to attend the workshop.  Light snacks will be provided to participants at this time.  Please ensure that you lock your bag/coat and belongings in your locker first.  T. Neub

Sorry Danforth!  The Table Tennis team tryouts tonight are cancelled.  Bring your tryout forms before next Wednesday’s tryout to Mr. Kwan or Mr. Turnbull.   H. Kwan

Champions of the Mind!  Being mentally or emotionally well is about managing stress levels, having a good support system, knowing how to deal with your feelings and having balance in your life.  You can make it through!  You just need to figure out that center inside of yourself; that will to live.  T. Maestri

Today is the last day to sign up for our lunch and learn workshop taking place on Tuesday in the Auditorium at lunch.  The topic is “Financing You Post-Secondary Education”.  Come to the Guidance Office to sign up.  J. Romani

Danforth is hosting 2 play-off Basketball games today after school.  Danforth is not playing in these games and therefore there are no spectators allowed.           R. Cranswick

Come to the Literacy Boost today in Room B75.  Pizza provided!  M. Angeli

African Heritage Month Announcement!  Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history and is currently North America’s only black billionaire.  She is also, according to some assessments, the most influential woman in the world.  In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and an honorary doctorate degree from Harvard University.  Credited with creating a more intimate form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale University study indicated broke 20th century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream.  By the mid-1990’s she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement and spirituality.  L. Williams