Please review the attached June exam schedule for when final exams are taking place at O'Gorman High School.OHS Final Exam Schedule
16 O'Gorman High School students and 2 staff members fasted for 25 hours while raising money for the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace. They went on an outing to a local, organic farm and learned more of the importance of small scale, local agriculture--a Development and Peace focus. This year, they also went to a local honey and berry farm. A former student, Leah Cartan, also presented to our group on her year of service in Africa. Participants had fun, and raised over $600.Think Fast Picture
A huge congratulation goes out to the O’Gorman Track and Field team who competed at the NEOAA Track and Field Championship on Tuesday, May 28th. Even though they were small in numbers they posted some big results. Your knights had a total of 19 top 8 finishes and had 6 athletes qualify for the OFSAA championship next week in Oshawa.
All the athletes trained very hard preparing for NEOAA, in the hopes of making it to OFSAA. The dedication these athletes displayed throughout this short season was admiral. Congratulations Jami Godin, Brett Andrews, Mariah Torresan, Alex Godin, Cassie Malo, Lindsay Barron, Meghan Mahon and Abby Schizkoske for overcoming the snow, rain, wind and very little sun.
Sporting NEOAA gold medals and competing at the 2013 OFSAA Championship on June 7, 8 & 9 are Jami Godin (80m hurdles), Alex Godin (100m hurdles), Brett Andrews (javelin), Meghan Mahon (800 m ) and triple gold medalist Abby schizkoske (100m, 200m and long jump).
This is the first triple gold medalist in Coaches Marcy McCarty and Bobbie Dacosta twelve year coaching history. They are very proud of all their athletes.Think Fast Picture
Cheerleaders, ambition, and a Ouija Board... What could possibly go wrong?
The O'Gorman High School Knights in Lights drama club presents Miss Beth - a dark comedy in one act.
Presented on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 in the Sylvia Gravel Theatre at O'Gorman High School.
Tickets are $6 and are available at the door.Think Fast Picture
Mr. Corbett and Mr, Buhler took OHS students to the Timmins Museum to learn more about Indigenous people in Columbia whose very existence is under threat because of armed conflicts and environmental and social pressures brought about by the mining industry. There are over one hundred Indigenous groups in Columbia, each with their own language and culture. At least 34 of these nations are at risk of being wiped out. International mining companies are not always respectful of the people and the land they rely on for life. Following the presentation, students and teachers were invited to sign a petition to the Columbian government as well as to sign a guest book that will be shared with the Indigenous Peoples of Columbia.OHS Students Visiting Timmins Museum Picture
O'Gorman High School is hosting their Annual Athletics Dinner Auction at the Dante Club. The date is April 27th, cost is $75 per person or $500 for a table of 8. Please gather your friends and join us.
Please contact Doug Basso at 705-268-4501 ext. 4122 for tickets.
For a listing of Auction items check out the attached:OHS Athletics Auction List
O'Gorman High School be be conducting Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013.
Interviews will be held from:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
O'Gorman High School hosted their annual Grade 9 Information Session with local and regional Grade 8 students and parents on January 21st. School tours and information that new high school students reuqire was provided to all.
For more pictures please visit the OHS Photo Gallery.OHS Hosts Grade 8 Students & Parents for Information Session Picture
O'Gorman High School is hosting their Grade 9 Orientation and Information Session for all Grade 8 students and their parents on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 at 7:00 pm. in the Common Area at OHS (located at 150 George Street, Timmins).
Students currently in Grade 8 and their parents are invited to experience the family atmosphere that is a trademark of our Catholic Secondary School.
The evening includes meeting with OHS Teachers and Administration, learning about the unique academic programs, touring the school and seeing the current OHS Students in Action!
Refreshments will be served and all have a chance to win some fun prizes.OHS Grade 9 Information Session Invitation
Please ensure you check the exam schedule carefully.O'Gorman High School January 2013 Exam Schedule
Dear Parents and Students:
At this time of the year we look forward to giving and receiving gifts from one another. I believe Catholic education is a gift, and the O’Gorman High School community gains immeasurable benefits from this gift each day.
At O’Gorman we are blessed to have the opportunity to learn about and practice our faith, to serve others and to build our relationship with Jesus Christ. Our mission directs us to model Gospel values, and to nurture our faith. This is what Catholic education provides, a gift that keeps on giving.
Christmas reminds us of God’s greatest gift that He sent on that glorious night – the birth of His Son, Jesus in a Bethlehem stable.
I extend our best wishes during this Christmas season to you and your family. I hope that you will be blessed with the spirit and gifts of Christmas – peace, love and goodwill towards all mankind.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mr. Darren Berthier
PrincipalOHS Christmas Message from Principal
OHS is asking you to complete the "Tell Them From Me" online survey in order get your views on student engagement, student wellness and the school's learning climate to help us at OHS in our planning process.
Please see attached letter for username and password.OHS "Tell Them From Me" Online Survey Letter
Students and staff at O'Gorman High School recently held a Spirit Day on Tuesday, December 4th to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of many teams, clubs, organizations, and individuals in our school community. Students and staff were asked to bring in non-perishable goods and/or silver change and to dress in green and white that day. The total of goods and cash collected were donated to support the St. Anthony Christmas baskets campaign.OHS Holds Spirit Day Picture
Students from O’Gorman High School recently participated in the United Way Youth Challenge held at TH&VS. The UWYC is an annual event where all five high schools show their spirit, raise funds for the Porcupine United Way and compete against each other. O’Gorman won the Best Spirit Award!
To see more pictures of the United Way Challenge, please visit the O'Gorman High School Photo Gallery.
Members of the O'Gorman Student Organization attended the Step Up to Leadership Conference in Sudbury. Four OSO students, along with one OSO Advisor travelled to Sudbury with other high school representatives from the Timmins area.
Day 1: BREAKING BOUNDARIES
DAY 2: LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY
DAY 3: ACTION PLANNING AND COMMUNITY
This opportunity, along with the leadership sessions that the OSO Advisors has been providing to OSO, has resulted in this organization working collaboratively to create positive changes within the school and supporting a number of community organizations. "The school community is extremely fortunate to have such a wonderful group of students and advisors", said Mr. Berthier. “This session, along with the other opportunities have allowed for these student to develop into mature leaders within our organization.”OSO Students & Chaperone Step Up to Leadership Conference Picture
On Friday, October 26th OHS hosted a bullying presentation offered by the Timmins Police and VCARS group.
Goal of the Presentation: To increase awareness of the issue of bullying and call upon people to take positive action by telling a person in authority when they witness bullying.
Pertinent Details of the Event:
- Types of bullying covered including: face-to-face, Facebook, and cell texting
- Common Reasons why people Bully others: sexual orientation, gender, ethnic background, physical appearance
- Share facts about bullying such as “Almost all bullying issues are witnessed by someone – thus the need for witnesses to come forward and report it”
- Possible consequences of bullying covered including police involvement
- Support services for victims of bullying covered by VCARS
In the photo the adults (from left to right) are: Constable Matthew Beerman, Tina Gagnon, Emilene Dumoulin, and Carole Young. The students are (from left to right): Tre Shields, Emily Thorne, Nicholas Sheculski, and Austin Beaudet
OHS Hosts Anti-Bullying Presentation Picture
O'Gorman High School won Best Small Entry in the Timmins Christmas Parade that took place on Saturday, November 3rd. The entire OHS family is very proud of the work that a number of students and staff put in to creating the float.
Brett Guy & Ian Santos are pictured receiving the OHS Best Small Entry Certificate at Timmins City Hall from Janna Cook.
O'Gorman High School's Knights in Lights present "Storytime Adventures", a children's variety show (for kids of all ages) filled with songs, stories, and drama.
Saturday, December 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
Location: O'Gorman High School's Sylvia Gravel Theatre
- $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 yr and under
- Available at the door
- Available in advance by calling 705-268-4501 ext. 3"Storytime Adventures" Poster
On Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the OHS theatre, there will be an information session for students and parents who are interested in learning more about the Apprenticeship pathway. A guest speaker -Diane Leblond from Northern College’s Apprenticeship branch will share her knowledge about this valuable pathway option."Storytime Adventures" Poster
Parent-Teacher conferences are held two or three times a year at the end of each term when report cards are sent home. They are opportunities for parents and teachers to talk together about how to help each child succeed in school. They are very short - usually 10 or 15 minutes. It's important to prepare before the conference to make the best use of that short time. If you need more time, schedule another appointment.
Prepare/ Ask Questions/ Follow Up (see attachment for more details)Parent-Teacher Conference Helpful Tips for Parents Fact Sheet
O’Gorman Parents for Kids needs your support.!
We are currently running a fundraiser through REGAL. A catalogue has been sent home with each student for parents to browse. All purchases can be made on-line when you click on the website www.ogorman.shopregal.ca. All sales made through this website will be added to the O’Gorman Parents for Kids fund, earning our group 30% of all sales!! There are loads of different items in the catalogue including giftwrap, cards, unique gifts and gadgets. Anyone may purchase from this site, not only those with a catalogue at home, since a catalogue is also available on-line.
All monies earned go toward 5 bursaries given to graduating students each year, athletic and drama teams when travelling out of town, Christmas baskets for those in need, snacks and lunch items for those without, and students requesting funds for things such as missionary work.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS TO HELP THE STUDENTS OF O’GORMAN HIGH!Regal Fundraising Letter
Craig Koostachin is a grade 12 student at O'Gorman High School. Please read below from an article posted in the Wawatay News.
When Craig Koostachin moved to Timmins in 2008, he had to overcome numerous challenges to adjust to urban life.
The Attawapiskat First Nation member grew up in several communities along the James Bay coast, including Fort Albany and Moose Factory, where he spoke primarily Cree and took part in traditional activities.
So Koostachin experienced culture shock when he moved with his family to the city as a 14-year-old.
“I didn’t know how to talk to people,” he said. “And I had a problem with speaking English most of the time. I was mumbling a lot.”
Koostachin also experienced racism, whether it was remarks from non-Native students about First Nations living off taxpayers or suggestions he should cut his long hair.
For the rest of the article located in the Wawatay News, September 13th, 2012 edition please click on the link:
http://www.wawataynews.ca/archive/all/2012/9/13/koostachin-adjusts-urban-life_23475OHS Students Prepare for School Year Pictures Letter
The OHS grade 9 retreat took place at the McIntyre Arena on October 11th to build community among the grade 9’s as they begin their high school journey together. It is a day filled with LINK activities for team building as well as an art activity meant to make the students think about their life journey. Father Pat will be joining the group of students just before lunch to speak to the students and “break bread” with the group.OHS Grade 9 Retreat Picture
O’Gorman Parents for Kids (OPK) would like to extend a huge thank you to all who supported our Annual Fundraising Pasta Dinner at the Dante Club on Oct. 2nd, 2012. It was a tremendous success with 125 people in attendance. We raised just over $1,100.00, which will be used to support the many teams and clubs at O’Gorman High School throughout the year. Many businesses and individuals donated prizes for our popular balloon table, which sold out. Winners of the 50/50 draws were Mr. George Stefanic ($140) and Mrs. Shirley Edmonds ($30). Mr Stefanic generously donated part of his winnings back to OPK. The winner of the door prize, a Michael Davidson print donated by Goldcorp, was Brigit McInnes. Congratulations to all winners!
Thank you once again to all who supported this event.OPK Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Picture
On Thursday, September 27th the OHS Senior Boys Basketball team played the Timmins Police Service (TPS) members in two fundraiser basketball games. Both the TPS and OHS raised funds for the Wheels for Hope Campaign, that is supporting a former OHS Alumni member.OHS Senior Boys Basketball Team & TBS Fundraiser Game Picture
The O’Gorman High School family decided to have our human handshake on Friday, September 21, because this day was the United Nations declared "World Day of Peace"--an attempt to remind people who follow the destructive and conflictive state of affairs in the world that peace is still a goal for people and societies to have hope in.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that injustice, excessive economic or social inequalities, envy, distrust, and pride raging among people and nations constantly threatens peace and causes wars. Everything done to overcome these disorders contributes to building up peace.
Inspired by the Spirit of Christ, we are called to be charitable with one another. We are called, in a spirit of love, to be patient with one another, forgiving, and mindful of our own thoughts and actions.
There are people dying today because of war in places like Syria. We can become peacemakers by first contributing to peace in our families and our community. The hope we carried for our school during the human handshake was that we would recognize the presence of Christ in each other, and that each of us would realize a sense of hope for the possibility of peace in the human community.
Pastoral Care Worker
International World Day of Peace – Human Handshake
O'Gorman High School hosted their Annual Grade 9 Open House BBQ on Thursday, September 20, 2012. Parents and family members attended the Grade 9 Open House BBQ to meet and have a tour of the school. Everyone gathered into the gymnasium to learn obout the high school and lastly all Grade 9 students received their very own lap top to use thorughout the school year.OHS Grade 9 Open House Picture
The entire O'Gorman Family is saying thank you to the many participants and sponsors and well wishers at the recently completed OHS "Bus for Us" Golf Tournament that took place on Sunday, September 16th at the Hollinger Golf course.
The day started with a terrific brunch, followed by a wonderful day of golf and fun, followed by a silent auction and prizes. Over $21,000.00 was raised to go towards the purchase price of a new 24 seat bus that OHS has purchased.
Please review the attached sponsors list and once again we say a huge "Thank You!"OHS “Bus for Us” Golf Tournament Sponsors
As the school year approaches, the teachers, support staff and administrators would like to take this
opportunity to thank you for entrusting us with your son/daughter this school year. It is extremely important
that both the school and the home are on the same page to ensure your son’s/daughter’s success. I hope
that this partnership will grow throughout the school year.
For more information, please refer to the enclosed letter.O'Gorman High School Welcome Letter