Carbon Car Races (Wednesday, June 5th) took place at O’Gorman Intermediate. A number of O’Gorman High School students assisted as O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School students participated in the initial carbon car races to determine who the top 32 racers are. These racers will then proceed to a final race to determine the winner on Friday, June 7th.
For more pictures of this event please visit the OICS Photo Gallery.
O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School held their Grade 8 Toronto Trip Raffle on May 8th, 2013 at their annual Spaghetti Dinner and Fun Knight. The winners are as follows, congratulations!
1st prize – Cedar wood-fired hot tub– Dave Girard of Iroquois Falls
2nd prize – 50” LG Plasma TV – Laurie De Cario of Timmins
3rd prize – 10-18 hole golf passes - Stephanie Etherington of Timmins
A huge thank you to Precision Boring, Krazy Krazy and the Hollinger Golf Club for their generosity. Also a special thanks to Mr. Boucher and his students for their hard work in constructing the hot tub.Carbon Car Race Picture
OICS Essential Skills Class, as a part of their Environmental/Social Justice Project, just finished their water conservation project. The students placed either a 1 or 2-litre bottle of water (weighed down with rocks) in their toilet tanks at home which acted as a water displacement tool. Therefore, for every flush, they either saved 1 or 2 litres of water. By using a tally system set up in their home washrooms, their families tallied the number of flushes in 1 month and we used a simple formula to figure out how many litres of water they saved in 1 month. We also figured out how many litres we could potentially save in 1 year, if the bottles continue to be in the toilet tanks.
This project helped the students learn about their environmental responsibilities and was also a social justice project regarding water conservation.OICS Student's Picture
O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School is hosting 3 Summer Camps in July 2013!
The Summer Camps are:
• All camps run out of O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School at 490 MacLean Drive, Timmins
• Drop off for all camps is 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
• Camps runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Pick-up Time is 4:00 to 4:10 p.m.
• Camp Cost $120.00 / week - Before May 15th
• Includes t-shirt at sport camps or a CD of the week from the science camp.
For more information call 705-264-6555. Register today, space is limited.OICS Summer Camp's Brochure
O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School Grade 7 Open House this Thursday, April 18 starting at 6:30pm.
All welcome.OICS Summer Camp's Brochure
P.R.I.D.E. Basketball will once again be offering a competitive division this year that will challenge athletes and provide them with a level of coaching to enhance their confidence to play at any level. Players will be given the opportunity to interact with Michele Belanger, University of Toronto Women’s Head Coach, and over the course of the week will be exposed to the opportunities that are provided at the next level.
• Players will be challenged to enhance all aspects of their game including individual, team strategies and mental
• Each player will visit the shooting lab and have their shot video analyzed and reviewed with them individually.
• P.R.I.D.E. Basketball has been providing athletes with the opportunity to enhance their skills for over 16 years and this year we have made it even better.
The P.R.I.D.E. Basketball Competitive Division is taking place on July 29th to August 2nd and is for ages 13-17 and is taking place OHS.
For the P.R.I.D.E. Basketball Basic Fundamentals Camp, please see the OICS Summer Camp Brochure. this camp is taking place on July 15-19 and is for ages 6-12 years old.P.R.I.D.E. Basketball Competitive Division Registration Form
In late Jan/Feb students at O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School collected the soon-to-be obsolete pennies. Classes were challenged to bring in as many pennies as they could in order to raise money for the Timmins Food Bank. As Father Pat’s mother, Yvette, had passed away during this time, students decided to donate the money raised in her memory.
Pictured here is our organizer, EA, Moira Green with Grade 7 students, from left, Marli Narduzzi, Maryza Laitila, and Kalleah Bryce and Rick Young from the Timmins Food Bank.OICS Penny Donation Picture
The students of O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School, in conjunction with Child and Family Services of Timmins and District, took part in the Christmas Wishes Campaign. Each class in the school bought a few toys for a needy child in our community. This was especially appropriate as the school demonstrated the Virtue of Charity this month as part of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board Virtue Program. The students of O'Gorman Intermediate have embraced the spirit of Christmas and will help to make a difference in the lives of eight children.Toy Donation Picture
O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School attended the Lord’s Kitchen today for their Annual Christmas Lunch. OICS donated $800 to the Lord's Kitchen - a very worthy cause... just another way that OICS gives back to the community.OICS Supports Lord's Kitchen Picture
The O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School girls’ basketball team remained undefeated throughout the basketball season, capturing 12 consecutive wins in regular season games and an overall record 22-0. Along with this significant accomplishment, the OICS team also won two tournament titles at the Knights Invitational and Golden Avenue Tournaments. The girls displayed ongoing commitment to improving their skills and team work and dedicated a great deal of their time practicing outside of the regular school day. Coach Ted Weltz comments, “The girls just simply got better from game to game and never stopped working hard. They truly understood that talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.” Weltz is more than satisfied with the outcome of the season and is very pleased that the girls had such a positive experience, not only building their basketball skills and self-confidence but developing a true passion for the game. The next challenge for these girls will be on the road as they travel to Sudbury in mid January.OICS Girls Basketball Soar to Success Picture
Kristen Murray from the Akwe:go program at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre, will be visiting O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School to do a lunchtime craft session with interested students at OICS every Tuesday. The students started today (Nov. 13th) with a beadwork unit. All participating students has a great time while learning some traditional aboriginal skills.OICS Students Learn New Crafts from Timmins Native Friendship Centre
For girls in grade 4 to 6, the new Girls Basketball League has started on September 26 at OICS.
The Girls Basketball League consists of 33 girls on 4 teams.
There is still room for more. The league runs every Wednesday night from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School.
Ted Weltz, OICS Principal stated "The GBL is Fantastic! The energy and excitement in the gym last night was outstanding, and the GBL (Girls Basketball League) is off to a great start. The girls had a great time learning and playing. The league will continue over the next 10 weeks and is still accepting registrations"Girls Basketball League Picture