Events to Celebrate

Thank You Unity for Autism!

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Thank you Kathy Carsley, Founder of Unity for Autism and Unity for Autism for your generous grant to help us build our Body Break/Sensory Room for the students of OTSS!

Thank you to Ian Eisner and Kevin Lee (PhD candidate in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa) for their work on this grant.


Thank you RBC!

We are very happy to announce that OTSS has been chosen as a recipient of an RBC Learn to Skate Grant. The school will be aiming to facilitate opportunities for all of our students to have the opportunity to learn how to skate. The school will be buying skates that will be available for students to borrow and provide development classes (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) at local arenas.


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Charlotte and Jennyfer won Gold at Alqonquin's High School Hospitality/ Baking Competition on April 28th. They were competing against school boards from all over the region including Smith Falls, Arnprior and even Cornwall. There were 20 teams of 2 in the baking labs. Congratulations Charlotte and Jennyfer!!


OTSS 2014 Terry Fox Walk, Run, Ride or Roll

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Presentation of 10 year Terry Fox Banner


The Life of Masonry Teacher and Mentor, Chris Gariepy

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Chris touched the lives of everyone he met. He knew how to make one feel special and noticed, students and staff alike. We would always see him with a smile on his face, a story to tell and a gregarious laugh to finish.

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"Build life one brick at a time"

Our heartfelt sympathies to the family of Chris

Visitation: Friday, October 26th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, 2500 Baseline Rd.

Pinecrest Remembrance Services: Pinecrest Cemetery

All are welcome

Link to the tributes at school for Chris



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This drum was given to the OTSS Baking Program as a Thank you for the cookies that OTSS made for the First Nations Child and Caring Society of Canada on "Have a Heart Day", February 14th, Valentine's Day. The Cookies were given to First Nation's youth on Parliament Hill.

The drum was handmade by a girl from British Columbia and it is a woman's drum.

For more information on "Have a Heart Day" please go to their website by clicking here.




Terry Fox Run at OTSS - Raising money for Cancer Research

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Highlights of 2011-2012


OCDSB Student Recognition Award Winner

OTSS student Kaley is a quiet but caring leader (read more....)


Education Foundation Award to Mikal Massey for Creative Achievement in the Arts

(click here to listen to Mikal Massey's song, "Thinking about You" - YouTube link..)


OTSS Outreach 2012

OTSS students and staff in the community (read more...)


Literacy Leaders in the Community (read more....)


OTSS Competes at Skills Canada!!

Skills Competition Canada is the Olympics of the Trades (read more...)


Joint Venture between OTSS and Queen Mary Public School

Click here for more information.


Paint for Life at OTSS

Students from the Hairstyling and Aesthetics class at OTSS painted nails in the "Paint for Life" event and raised $1249.56 for the Canadian Cancer Society

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Jonathan was Awarded a Governor General's Medal of Bravery for Saving his Mother's Life

Read more about Jonathan's story from the Ottawa Citizen (click here)


Ryan at the Hope and Heroes Event where he was Presented with the Ottawa Senators Alumni Scholarship

(Click here for more information about Ryan's story...)


OTSS Student Nicole in Dandelion Dance Company

Dandelion Dance Company explores social issues through movement (read more)


Spirit Week at OTSS

Pajama Day, Sports Day, Grade Colour Day, Nerd Day and Crazy Hair or Hat Day (click here for more pictures on our Student Council page...)


Congratulations to Lydia Hamilton

Lydia's work to drive the OYAP / Dual credit program at her school is award winning! She has supported students within the OYAP programs - including Welding (held at Kemptville College). Her most recent "good news" item includes imbedding Dual Credits in the culinary program during Work Experience at OTSS in a "team taught" - condensed version.

Thanks to Lydia and her willingness to "think outside the box", OTSS students are moving into the trades through OYAP! Congratulations Lydia!


Support Music Monday 2012 - May 7 Celebrate the importance of music in our schools!

May 7 is Music Monday. On this day, students, teachers and people who love music will be celebrating music education across Canada and around the world. To celebrate Music Monday, the Coalition for Music Education in Canada and CBC radio have commissioned a song by Luke Doucet called “Tomorrow is Coming.” Click here for a link to a YouTube clip of the song. Come out and practice singing the song during lunch hour next week (April 30 to May 5)


OTSS Anti-bullying Week

Click here for more information about anti-bullying week at OTSS.


OTSS Student Athlete of the Week

OTSS Student Tommy has been accepted by the Canadian Paralympic team and hopes to represent Canada in 2012 in London, England (click here to see CTV report)


OTSS Staff and Students Donate 35 units of Blood


OTSS Student receives first guitar awarded through the Tony Adamo Fund

The Tony Adamo Fund for Music Education was recently established by the Adamo family to memorialize the tragic death of their 21 year old son, who died in a motorcycle accident this past June, 2011. Tony Adamo was an avid young musician and his parents want to provide opportunities for other young people with a gift of a guitar to pursue music studies in honour of his memory. Jonathan was selected to be the recipient of the first guitar awarded through the Tony Adamo Fund.


This year Link Crew welcomed the new Class of 2015

The day started out with a welcoming assembly in the Gymnasium that allowed all of the new freshman the opportunity to relax, have fun and meet fellow new classmates and their Link Leaders for the upcoming year. Our Link Leaders look forward to working with our Grade 9 students throughout the year, to make sure that their introduction to OTSS is a positive one.


For the 4th year in a row, O.T.S.S. has been awarded the Secondary School Quality Physical Education Award by Physical & Health Education Canada! We are 1 of only 5 schools in our system to be recognized. All aspects of the physical education program, intramurals and athletics are scrutinized before the honour is bestowed. We received a large banner noting this honour that will be put alongside the other 3 in the gymnasium as a testament to the hard work and enthusiasm demonstrated by our Physical Education program, Teaching staff, Teacher-Coaches & student-athletes.



Ottawa Technical Secondary School and Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School share in 2010-2011 the Ontario Award for excellence in Intramural Sports for their unique and popular Vocom Sports League. The two schools were the only sites to receive this recognition in the OCDSB


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