Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Wednesday, April 24th

DAY 1

MORNING PRAYER

Today, let us all be thankful for the many times we have encountered Christ in our lives and ask God to help us to embody Him in everything that we do.  

Dear Lord,

As we reflect on the days gone by,

we are reminded of Your boundless grace

that has sustained us through every trial and triumph.

With each passing moment,

may we be ever mindful of Your presence in our lives,

guiding us towards greater understanding and compassion.

In this moment of prayer,

we lift up our hopes, dreams, and aspirations to You. 

May Your divine light illuminate our paths

and lead us towards a future

filled with peace, joy, and abundance for all. 

Amen

SCHOOL SUPERVISION

Main Entrance - Mr. Burkhart
North Entrance - Mrs. Daniel-Minier
South Entrance - 
Mr. Regel

CAFETERIA

Wednesday - Chicken BBQ & Rice $4.00

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SSBA AWARD: 2 x $3,000

Each year, the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) awards two $3,000 scholarships to graduating Saskatchewan high school students going into post-secondary study: the Degree Program Scholarship (sponsored by AON) and the Technical/Trade Program Scholarship (sponsored by Manulife). Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated good character, community leadership, financial need, and a 500-word essay. The application deadline is August 31st, 2024. To access the application form and view the rubric that is being used to score the scholarships, go to http://saskschoolboards.ca/about-us/awards-and-scholarships/education-scholarships/

TRACK AND FIELD SEASON

Students who are interested in being a member of the St. Mary track team are invited to fill out the form using the link at https://forms.office.com/r/SAZHmSRfAW.  Students will be practicing before school, at noon, and after school beginning Monday, April 29th.  More information about practice dates and times will be available next week.  This year, the district meet will be on Thursday, May 23rd in Shellbrook. Since the school can only have 2 athletes per event, there will need to be some competitions in advance. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Noble in room 144.


REGISTRATION FOR 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

The registration process for the 2024-2025 school year has begun! All current École St. Mary High School students entering grade 10, 11, and 12 next year must submit a registration form before they can select classes. Students are to complete the online registration Docusign form available here, or a paper copy registration form available at the main office. Students should contact the main office if they have any questions about registration. Grade-level class selection meetings will be this week.


CLASS SELECTIONS FOR 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

After registering for the 2024-2025 school year, students can select classes by going to https://myschoolsask.ca/aspen/logon.do . Information about the selection procedure is available on the YouTube video link posted on Edsby.

SMHS SPEED TRAINING
Speed training is Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am - 8:35 am. in the main gym. Speed training is for athletes in the school who wants to get faster and more explosive, whether they are competing in any sport in school or in the community. Athletes will work on foot speed, core training, lateral speed, inline speed, start speed, reaction time, plyometrics and flexibility. All athletes are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend to come and train with them.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION FOR RAW MATERIALS 2024

Students and parents are invited to attend the opening ceremony for the International Conference and Exhibition for Raw Materials (ICERMS) on Monday, April 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Prince Albert Public Library. This year’s conference will shine a spotlight on the rich and diverse raw materials of Alberta and aims to provide valuable insights into the importance of raw materials, their significance in various industries, and the sustainable utilization of natural resources. In addition to the insightful presentations and exhibitions, attendees will have the chance to win a product sourced from one of Alberta’s raw materials.  

MADD CANADA BURSARY PROGRAM: $10,000

MADD Canada is a national charitable organization committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting victims. One bursary of $10,000 (The Louise Joanne Twerdy Leadership Bursarywill be awarded and additional bursaries in the amount of $5,000 may also be awarded. MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to Canadian citizens who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured, as a result of an impaired driving crash. The applicant must also be enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program for the upcoming academic year. The application deadline is Friday, May 31st. Additional information, and an application form, is available at https://madd.ca/pages/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/MADD-Canada-Bursary-Application-2024.pdf

OPENING DOORS TO TOMORROW CAREER & JOB FAIR BURSARY

The Opening Door to Tomorrow Career and Job Fair bursary is open to students (Saskatchewan Rivers, Prince Albert Catholic, Saskatchewan Polytech) and employees (Saskatchewan Health Authority, Prince Albert Community Futures, City of Prince Albert). Applicants must be accepted to attend a post-secondary education institution, including apprenticeship. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday, May 15th. For additional information, and to download an application form, please go to https://od2tcareer-jobfair.ca/bursary-info

CST FOUNDATION BURSARIES: $6,000 x 25

The Canadian Scholarship Trust (CST) Foundation supports access to post-secondary education (PSE) for all Canadians and believes that finances should not be a barrier to accessing post-secondary education. The $6,000 bursaries focus on financial need, and students who demonstrate strong character: resiliency, community-mindedness, and commitment to excellence. As well, the students must be in Grade 12 and first-generation PSE students (students whose parents did not attend post-secondary education). The application deadline is Friday, April 26th.  Students will have to complete their application in one sitting, including the following: financial need essay (500 words or less), accomplishments essay (300 words or less), future aspirations statement (75 words or less), reference letter attachment, and high school transcript (unofficial). To apply, and for additional information, please go to https://education.myblueprint.ca/cstf/

DIAMOND NORTH CREDIT UNION: 7 x $1,000 Scholarships

Diamond North Credit Union has seven (7) scholarships, in the amount of $1,000.00 each, available for Grade 12 students who are members of Diamond North Credit Union (as of January 1st, 2024). To apply, fill in the application form and submit it with supporting documentation (copy of Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Transcript, which includes first semester marks of your Grade 12 year, a school-provided copy of your 2nd semester marks from April, signed by your Guidance Counsellor or Principal, and a letter of character reference from someone other than a relative supporting your community and/or school involvement). An application form and additional information is available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/  on the school career website. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to marketing@diamondnorthcu.com before May 1, 2024. 


PA BARVEENOK UKRAINIAN DANCERS OPEN HOUSE: May 1st 



DIVERSE MINDS CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION

The Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition involves writing and illustrating a children's book about diversity and inclusion that is geared to children between the ages of five to ten. The book can be written in either of the two official languages (English or French) or it can be written as a bilingual book. Students can work on their own or in pairs – where one student is illustrating and one writing. The competition is open to all high-school students across Canada, and is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to become a published author and win up to $5,000! Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, as well as a bonus of $250 for the teachers of the finalists!!  Students can submit their books until April 15, 2024. For additional information and tips about the contest, go to  https://www.bnaibrith.ca/diverseminds/ 


PADDY O’ROURKE POETRY: $3000

The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize and encourage young Saskatchewan poets. It is named in honour of Patrick (Paddy) O’Rourke, a teacher, literary editor, mentor and prominent friend of Saskatoon’s and Saskatchewan’s arts community. The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship for 2024 is $3,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2024. For information about selection criteria and how to apply, please visit http://www.orourkepoetryscholarship.ca/


CASSIDY GRIMM MEMORIAL BURSARY: Education

This $500 bursary is awarded in June of each year to one recipient. Applicants need to be a Saskatchewan resident accepted into, or already attending, a post-secondary school in Saskatchewan, for the purpose of achieving a Bachelor of Education Degree. Additional information is available here. To qualify for this bursary, you must submit:
  • a brief essay describing why you are going into Education and you’re your passion for teaching focuses on;
  • a brief biography describing who you are and what makes you, you;
  • a short explanation as to why you are applying for this particular bursary
  • and, in brief, your financial need.
Applications are accepted February 1 - May 15 each year.  Please include your name, age, contact information, and proof of enrollment, as well as 2 letters of reference. 
Applications can be emailed to cassidygrimm-memorialbursary@sasktel.net or mailed to:

Cassidy Grimm Memorial Bursary

Box 215

Hodgeville, SK 

S0H 2B0

306-930-7576 (cellphone)


myBlueprint/SCOTIA  BANK SCHOLARSHIPS: $3750

The Scotiabank scholarships for students age 16 – age 18 focus on four themes (Diversity, Financial Wellness, Women Future Leaders, STEM) and four regions of Canada. The Contest Period is from Monday, January 15, 2024, at 9:00:01 AM ET to Friday, May 3rd, 2024, at 11:59:59 PM ET. Upon successful completion and submission of the scholarship application, the eligible entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Only one Scholarship prize will be awarded per eligible entrant. (If an entrant submits more than one Entry, they will be disqualified.) For additional information, please go to https://education.myblueprint.ca/scotia/

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION:
Jack Moore Memorial Scholarship/Burgess Bursary
Saskatchewan Command is offering 10 Scholarships and 10 Bursaries of $500 each. Students may apply for a Scholarship, a Bursary, or both. Scholarships and Bursaries are awarded based on Grade 12 academic performance using the Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement (Gr. 12 departmental marks). In addition, Bursaries are awarded based on financial need. Details about selection criteria, as well as an application form are available here The deadline to apply is August 15th.


DRIVER EDUCATION 2023 - 2024

Students who are interested in the 2023 - 2024 driver education program are to register online through Microsoft Forms: 2023 - 2024 Drivers Ed Registration Form Mr. Bourdon will then place students into groups on Edsby. A reminder that spots fill up quickly, so it is important to select your three top options to best accommodate each student. 

The start dates for session are as follows:

March 4 - March 25 (after school)

March 4 - April 24 (lunch hour)

April 8 - April 26 (after school)

May 1 - May 23 (after school)

July 2 - July 10 summer class (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Please note the following:

·         Students must be 15 years old by the start of the session.

·         Sessions will be in the Room 246.

·         All sessions begin at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. (except for the summer/lunch sessions).

·         During your driver education class, you will need:

·         your birth certificate

·         your MYSGI account number(needed on the first day of class)

·         Students must go to SGI to get their MySGI customer number.

·         a pencil/pen and notebook


SUPPORT MENSTRUAL EQUITY INITIATIVE: Free Products

École St Mary High School has received free feminine menstrual products (pads and tampons) to support our students. Students who want these free products can go to the main office or see Mrs. Cantin in Room 115.  The initiative is a three-year partnership (Ministry of Education, the Status of Women Office, SaskBuilds, school division) created to distribute products in a cost-effective equitable and accessible manner. The initiative was established between the Ministry of Education and the Shoppers Foundation of Women's Health to provide 12 million menstrual products.


EDSBY SUPPORT
Information and instructional videos are available at https://pacsd.ca/our-students/edsby-for-students/


FREE MICROSOFT 365 FOR STUDENTS

Students enrolled in the Prince Albert Catholic School Division have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office 365 on their desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Instructions and additional information is available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/


COMMUNITY

PRINCE ALBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY (PAPL)
Find out about all the FREE print and digital access to novels, graphic novels, music, movies, comedy shows, crafts, book clubs and more that is available at the Prince Albert Public Library. For detailed information visit 
https://princealbertlibrary.ca/ and/or view the March/April Newsletter. 


ST. JOSEPH PARISH NEWSLETTER

The connection between School, Church and Home is extremely important. To view the latest St Joseph Parish newsletter, please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/


KARATE CLASSES

Are you looking for a fitness and discipline activity? If yes, Prince Albert Budokai Karate is hosting its classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1405 Bishop Pascal Place (Elevation Academy Gym - Former Rivier). Beginners' classes are at 6 pm and advanced classes are at 7 pm. We welcome new and returning students. If you have any questions, please contact Sensei Chris Lair at 306-922-5247 or by email at chrislair@sasktel.net.

CAFETERIA

Monday - Chicken Strips & Potato Wedges $4.00
Tuesday - Pizza Burrito $3.50
Wednesday - Chicken BBQ & Rice $4.00
Thursday - Cheese Steak Panini $4.00
Friday - Chicken Alfredo Pasta & Garlic Sticks $4.00