School Announcements

Friday, March 15, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Last chance to get dance tickets is at nutrition break in the Foyer! Dance your way to Spring Break! And a huge shout out to the youth activists all... Read more

Thursday, March 14, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  This morning’s cheery song was from Riverdale.  Lots of requests coming in for tracks off the tv show soundtrack.   CULTURE & EVENTS: MUSICAL CONCESSION is at lunch recess in... Read more

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE: Not sure what this morning’s request was?  Ask Heidi. Her last name might actually be Brady.   Also from Heidi, the HAD (Homework All Done) club is in the Library... Read more

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Dance tickets on sale today in the Foyer at Nutrition Break and Lunch! Only $2 ATHLETICS:  Volleyball: Our Boys 8 had a terrific jamboree yesterday.  All players need to see... Read more

Monday, March 11, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This week’s music is all requests from the box in the library.  We look through ALL your requests, and create a gigantic playlist that we pull tracks from.  We’re... Read more

Friday, March 8, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Happy International Women’s Day, and bonus points to anyone who recognized this morning’s track by an African-Canadian musician.  That was a track from 1980 called Can’t Fake the Feeling... Read more

Thursday, March 7, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Our next African-Canadian artist is K’Naan, who escaped the civil war in Somalia to come to Canada as a refugee when he was thirteen years old.  In just a... Read more

Wednesday, March 6, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s track was by Daniel Caesar, a Caribbean-Canadian artist who is burning up the charts with millions of streams and downloads.  His last album won a Canadian Juno... Read more

Tuesday, March 5, 2018

SPECIAL FEATURE:   We’re continuing with music by great African Canadian singers this week.  This morning’s track is one of the very few recordings of Portia White. She was raised in... Read more

Monday, March 4, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Wow, we made a huge mistake on the announcements.  February was Black History Month in Canada, and we didn’t say a single thing about it.  So this week, we’ll... Read more

Friday, March 1, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   All this week people have been talking about how to create a safe and welcoming school community.  The grade eights were asking us to think about how we “human”.... Read more

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  Division 16 is hosting a bake sale today in the Foyer at nut break and lunch break. Bring your change for many yummy treats. All proceeds will be... Read more

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

PINK SHIRT DAY - LIVE DURING ASSEMBLY SPECIAL FEATURE: To start off today’s announcements, let’s hear it for everyone wearing pink, either outside or on the inside. Usually we’re hiding out in the... Read more

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Special shoutout to Ms. Schlappner on her birthday.  She KNOWS how to survive. Ms. Schlappner has said that she always appreciates a round of applause when she enters a... Read more

Monday, February 25, 2019

ATHLETICS: RUGBY RUGBY RUGBY - That’s right people, it is time to start thinking about playing Rugby. The official season doesn’t start until after Spring Break, but we need to hold... Read more

Friday, February 22, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   If it seems quiet around the school today, that’s because over 100 students are already halfway up the island on their way to Mt. Washington.  The forecast on the... Read more

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: . PALentine’s Day is tomorrow and Candy Grams are still for sale today, and today only! ! It’s not too late to surprise your pals with a Candy... Read more

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: It’s PALentine’s Day on Thursday and Candy Grams are still for sale! It’s not too late to surprise your pals with a Candy treat delivered right to them... Read more

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  What a crazy day to come back to school - it’s Valentine’s Day!  There are so many different ways to love, that you can celebrate any way you like.... Read more

Friday, February 8, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   The heyday of Heavy Metal hit its peak in the late 1980s, and Metallica has stood at the top ever since. Metallica ranks as one of the most commercially... Read more

Thursday, February 7, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  It’s day four of metal and that was Van Halen with “Unchained”. Heavy metal music rode a huge wave of popularity, and among the most famous bands of all... Read more

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   It’s day three of metal, and that was Iron Maiden with Be Quick… Heavy metal music certainly achieved global domination, and one of it's worldwide standouts is Iron Maiden.... Read more

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s metal track was You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ by Judas Priest. Heavy metal really took off in the 1980s. Judas Priest, one of the greatest heavy metal... Read more

Monday, February 4, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   What an exciting day!  We had the superbowl, groundhog day, and now there’s snow!   This week, we’re going to be rocking hard, with five straight days of heavy metal... Read more

Friday, February 1, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Awwwwww… our last morning of cello music!  The viola da gamba was an early version of the cello that had no endpin, so the musician has to cradle the... Read more

Thursday, January 31, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Yes, cellos can even play Metallica.  That was a group called Apocalyptica, featuring four cello players and lots of effects pedals.  Not sure what Metallica is? We asked some... Read more

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   That’s right, some cello players love tofu.  What you couldn’t see in the video was that the cello bow was specially modified for getting blocks of tofu off the... Read more

Tuedsay, January 29, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This morning’s feature was the legendary Pablo Casals, playing the equally legendary unaccompanied cello suites by Bach.  These are the most famous pieces written for cello, but were mostly... Read more

Monday, January 28, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   This week, for no particular reason, we’re featuring the instrument that has been described as sounding the most like the human voice:  the cello. It’s a really stinkin’ hard... Read more

Thursday, January 24, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Our intro music this morning was of course Stromae with Alors on Danse, and that wraps up our francophone music for this week.  Congratulations to all the immersion students... Read more

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS: Remember, everyone, that popsicle day has changed from Thursdays to Wednesdays. So, being that it is Wednesday, popsicles are on sale TODAY in the foyer, after the... Read more

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:  That was Trio, another francophone track to get your day started. Also, in world news, congratulations to gamer Harry Brewis, playing as Hbomberguy, who played donkey kong for 57 hours... Read more

January 21, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Welcome back to another exciting week at the most amazing middle school in the world.  Where else would you find a circus happening one week and a student-written play... Read more

January 11, 2019

ATHLETICS:  Volleyball:  Our teams are taking form. Excellent practices have currently happening. Boys 8  and Girls ⅞  have a practice today after school 2:45 - 4:30. Same scenario for this coming Monday. We should... Read more

Thursday, January 10, 2018

REMINDERS:    Hey Central - we are making a change to the popsicle schedule. Starting next week, popsicles will be sold on WEDNESDAYS. So make sure you are prepared! But for today:... Read more

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

CULTURE & EVENTS:  It’s time for another round of 2018 or 2019!  Send someone up to write those two numbers on the board, and choose a player.  If you’ve got flyswatters,... Read more

Monday, January 7, 2019

SPECIAL FEATURE:   Do you remember 2018?  It seems like so long ago now!  This week, we’ll start each morning with songs from last year selected by music writers and critics, mostly... Read more

Friday, December 21, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS: To start off your day, some holiday wishes from the staff. A very special thank you to all the staff, volunteers and businesses who put on the breakfast this... Read more

Thursday, December 20, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS: GUEST This morning, we’ve got special wishes coming your way from the staff. Talent Show rehearsal today at Lunch Recess in Room 306. All performers who did not attend... Read more

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Talent show performers and Me to We students involved in the show, we will have rehearsals today and tomorrow at lunch recess in Room 306, Mr Barwin’s room.... Read more

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ATHLETICS:  If you were one of the 20 basketball scorekeepers this term, your thank you pizza lunch will be tomorrow at 12 o’clock in room 202. If your name is not... Read more

Monday, December 17, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Congratulations to Div 18 who are the winning class for this year’s this year’s Food and Sock Drive! Ms Zucko and Mr Flash’s class brought in almost 600... Read more

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Talent Show auditions for Grade 8 only will be today at lunch in M Barwin’s room. Anyone who still needs to audition after today can come try out... Read more

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Vikings and Medieval Market Talent Show auditions for Grade 7s ONLY will be today at lunch recess in M Barwin’s room. Grade 8 auditions tomorrow.. Last chance to audition... Read more

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS:  Talent Show auditions for Grade 7s ONLY will be tomorrow at lunch recess in M Barwin’s room. Grade 8s on Thursday. Last chance to audition for everyone on... Read more

Monday, December 10, 2018

Good morning Central!   The Greater Victoria School District wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations on whose traditional territories we live, we learn and we do our work.... Read more

Friday, December 7, 2018

  Good morning Central!  Today is DATE, and these are your morning announcements. My name is NAME and our guest host is NAME. Happy birthday to Violet, Nikki and Iaian.  Over the... Read more

Thursday, December 6, 2018

INTRO:   Good morning Central!  Today is , and these are your morning announcements. My name is NAME and our guest host is NAME. Happy birthday to Julia, Robert and Taynton. Bonjour Central!  Aujourd’hui... Read more

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

INTRO:   Good morning Central!  Today is wed,dec,5, and these are your morning announcements. My name is Kody and our guest host is Mr. Welby. Happy birthday to Ms. Stark in the office Bonjour... Read more

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ATHLETICS:  Basketball: It is hard to believe that inter-school Basketball is wrapping this week. Tomorrow, our Boys 6/7 will travel to Gordon Head and challenge Spencer for a 5th place finish. Tomorrow as... Read more

Monday, December 3, 2018

Student Announcer:  Kody and guest host Ethan The Greater Victoria School District wishes to recognize and acknowledge the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations on whose traditional territories we live, we learn and we... Read more

Friday, November 30, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Gabby CULTURE AND EVENTS   The Central Christmas Craft Fair is this Saturday, December 1st. Bring your friends and family to help support your fellow students and get your Christmas... Read more

Thursday, November 29, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade CULTURE AND EVENTS     The Central Christmas Craft Fair is this Saturday, December 1st. Bring your friends and family to help support your fellow students and get your Christmas... Read more

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Kody ATHLETICS Basketball Boys grade 6/7 Competitive Reminder! There is a practice today after school. The Central grade 6/7 Girls Competitive team just warped up their last regular season game. They... Read more

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Simona ATHLETICS Basketball - Boys  grade 6/7 Competitive. Attention!! There is no practice after school today. We will have a practice after school on Wednesday and at lunch on Friday.... Read more

Monday, November 26, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Ethan CULTURE AND EVENTS     Tea and hot chocolate sale tomorrow before school! Attention French immersion students! Important meeting today at Nutrition Break in the Library for all those who... Read more

Thursday, November 22, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Eshal CULTURE AND EVENTS     Gabe - parliamentary pages ATHLETICS Basketball:   Our Boys 8 won their two home games this week. First against Arbutus last Monday and yesterday against Colquitz (62-35).  The... Read more

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Simona ATHLETICS Basketball - Girls grade 6/7 Rec had an outstanding tournament yesterday at North Saanich Middle School, winning 2 games and tying one game. Leading all scorers was Fred,... Read more

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Mya CULTURE AND EVENTS     TDOR Today marks Trans Day of Remembrance, and in schools & communities across the world people are remembering those who have been affected by anti-trans... Read more

Monday, November 19, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Ethan CULTURE AND EVENTS     Hot Chocolate Sale Tuesday morning in the foyer! MUSICAL Meeting in the garage today at nutrition break today for all cast of Singin’ in the... Read more

Friday, November 16, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Eshal ATHLETICS Basketball Yesterday afternoon, the 6/7 boys took on St. Pats. The competition was tight between the two teams right from the beginning. The score went back and forth throughout... Read more

Thursday, November 15, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade  ATHLETICS: Girls 7/8 Rec Practice today after school.  Boys 6.7 Comp have a game at St. Patricks - be in the foyer at 2:45pm. REMINDERS: Popsicles Popsicles on sale at lunch... Read more

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Mya ATHLETICS Basketball Girls Grade 6/7 Rec - your normal practice today has been moved to Thursday after school, as Mr Levesque has another commitment. REMINDERS   Library Will now be closed... Read more

Friday, November 9, 2018

REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - Today at 10:30am STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Gabby ATHLETICS Grade 6/7 boys competitive basketball team. Last night was another great game for the boys! They showed great determination and sportsmanship working as... Read more

Thursday, November 8, 2018

STUDENT ANNOUNCER:  Bade CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance Today’s feature song is Highway of Heroes by The Trews.  From 2001 until 2014, members of the Canadian Forces served in the Afghanistan War.... Read more

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance Today’s feature song is by Victor Jara, a singer, theatre director and activist from the South American country of Chile.  In the nineteen sixties and seventies,... Read more

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance Today’s song is by an Egyptian singer named Ramy Essam.  During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Ramy Essam performed in Tahrir Square in Cairo, the centre... Read more

Monday, November 2, 2018

CULTURE AND EVENTS     Remembrance This week, we’ll be featuring songs from musicians who have stood up against the forces of war and violence.  Today’s song is by Buffalo Springfield, who... Read more

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:   Grade 6/7 Girls Rec Basketball practice after school today from 3:00 to 4:00.  Boys Competitive basketball practice after school today from 3:00 to 4:00 also. Boys 8 won their match 74... Read more

Monday, October 29, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:  Congratulations to our Boys 8 Competitive team for their victory last Friday.  Good luck with Lansdowne today.  Girls 8 will practice after school.  All Rec teas will play jamborees... Read more

Friday, October 26, 2018

Basketball: We are now hosting many games at Central.  Just a reminder that the stage area is out of bounds for players and spectators.  Thanks to all the score keepers and... Read more

Thursday, October 25, 2018

THE GYM WILL BE CLOSED THIS MORNING UNTIL 9:33. SPORTS Basketball:  Boys 7/8 have a practice tomorrow at 7:15am.  Girls Recreational 8 have a practice today at 2:45.  Boys Competition 6/7 have... Read more

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Basketball: Boys 8 Comp. and Rec. tomorrow morning at 7:15am.  Girls Grade 6/7 Rec. today after school 3-4pm.  Please review calendar posted on the wall outside the gym to find out... Read more

Monday, October 22, 2018

Basketball:  The season begins officially today with our Boys 8 Comp. playing at PCS at  5:15pm.  Boys need to there by 4:30 to meet the coach.  Boys 8 Rec. practice... Read more

Thursday, October 18, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  Yesterday after school was the Central Girls last tournament and they finished their season in great form.  They split their two games but had their best game of the... Read more

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  Girls 6/7 had a tournament yesterday and did really well.  They played hard and showed great sportsmanship!!  Congratulations!    Girls 7/8 have a tournament today after school.  Good luck... Read more

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Basketball: Girls grade 6/7 Rec basketball no practice today, but there is a practice tomorrow at lunch.  Boys 6/7 Competitive today at 2:45-4:30pm and Thursday.  Boys 6/7 Rec at lunch tomorrow. ... Read more

Monday, October 15, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:  Boys 8 had a practice this morning at 7:15am.  Boys6/7 Competitive have a practice Tues and Thurs. at 2:45pm.  Boys 6/7 Rec. practice today and Wednesday at 12:12.   Girls... Read more

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cross Country: Congratulations to our awesome grade 6 Cross Country runners who all had amazing races at Cedar Hill yesterday.  Practice today at noon. Basketball: Boys 6/7 Competitive practice next Tuesday at 2:45... Read more

Thursday, October 11, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:  Boys 6/7 will have tryouts at 12:00 today.  10 - 12 players will be selected to play on the Competitive team. Soccer:  There will be a practice today at 12:00... Read more

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SPORTS Youth Ultimate Frisbee: Learn how to play Ultimate Frisbee!  The Victoria Ultimate Players Society is offering a fun focused series of games and practices on Saturdays from 2:00=-4:00 on the turf... Read more

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Cross Country: Practice at noon today. Basketball: Boys 8 practiced this morning at 7:45..  Boys 6/7 today at lunch and Girls 6/7 today after school 3-4pm.  Girls 7/8 tomorrow at lunch. Soccer: Reminder - there... Read more

Friday, October 5, 2018

Soccer:  The boys 6/7 Central Soccer Team hosted an after school tournament yesterday.  The boys played really well, with lots of good passing and smart plays.  The games ended in a... Read more

Thursday, October 4, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  Girls - Central Soccer team hosted an after school tournament yesterday.  This girls played very well winning 1 game and narrowly losing one game.   They had a  really nice... Read more

Wednesday, October 2, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  Girls 6/7 Central Soccer team hosted an afternoon tournament yesterday. The girls played very well winning 1 game and tieing the other but more importantly they played well together... Read more

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Cross Country: Practice at noon today - meet in the foyer Soccer:  Girls grade 6/7 soccer players please meet outside at 3pm for our tournament today.  We will hand out uniforms and... Read more

Monday, October 1, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  Reminder to any of the Grade 6 or 7 Central Girls Soccer Team players that we have a tournament Tuesday after school.  Please make sure you have handed in your... Read more

Friday, September 28, 2018

Basketball: Boys - if you did not sign up yesterday, please come to the lunch at gym today.  Girls sign up today at 12:10 in the gymnasium.  Practices will begin next... Read more

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SPORTS: Cross Country:  There will be a practice at 12:00 today. Basketball:  Sorry about the confusion yesterday!  Boys sign up today at 12:10  in the Gym (after eating).  Girls sign up tomorrow... Read more

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Cross Country: A gorgeous afternoon for our first race of the season.  Ella and Jonas finished 12th, Torsen was 15th, and Julien, Cole, William, Evelyn, Tillie, Fiona, Darwin, and Tiger did... Read more

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

SPORTS Cross Country:  There will be no practice today.  Runners going to the race at Lambrick please meet at 2:45 in the Foyer. Basketball:  Girls 6/7 Competition is Wednesday after school. Soccer:  Reminder... Read more

Monday, September 24, 2018

Soccer: Boys soccer practice after school today.  Be ready at 3pm on the field.  Girls practice tomorrow. Dance: Anyone interested in Dance please come on Tuesday and Wednesday for auditions.  ... Read more

Friday, September 21, 2018

Soccer:  Reminder, next week on Monday, the boys team will practice at 3-4pm.  Girls practice is on Tuesday 3-4pm. Basketball:  Sign up for Basketball teams will be next week.  Please pay... Read more

Thursday, September 19, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  There will be a practice today for the Central Girl's Teams.  Pleas make sure that you are there and ready to go at 3:00 on the closest field.  Important... Read more

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  There will be practice today for the Central Boy's Teams.  Please make sure that you are there and ready to go at 3:00 on the closest field.  There will... Read more

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SPORTS Soccer:  there will be practices this week for all teams...Wednesday will be for the Central boy's teams and Thursday will be for the Central's girls teams.  Please make sure that... Read more

Thursday, September 15, 2018

SPORTS Basketball:  No Girls 6/7 Competitive this Friday. Gymnastics Club:  All students interested in joining the Gymnastics Club pleas meet in the Gym at lunch recess.  Beginners and newcomers are weleome! MUSIC Band:  6A... Read more

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