Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Thursday, February 2nd

DAY 2

MORNING PRAYER

Today is the World Day for Consecrated Life. It is the day that the Catholic Church invites us all to reflect on the role of Consecrated Life within the Christian community. Those who choose to live a consecrated life do so for the sake of sharing the gospel with others. Some Christian women and men respond to God’s call to become followers of Jesus through profession of vows and a life dedicated to prayer and service. They live out the consecrated life in different ways within the faith community.   

God our Father,

We thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Kingdom.

Renew their knowledge and love of you,

and send your Holy Spirit

to help them respond generously and courageously to your will.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 

one God, for ever and ever. 

Amen

SCHOOL SUPERVISION

Main Entrance - Mrs. Welter
North Entrance - Mrs. Abbs
South Entrance - Mr. Watt

CAFETERIA

Thursday - Sausage & Pancakes $3.50

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

RCMP DEPOT YOUTH CAMP

The Depot Youth Camp is a week-long summer camp (July 17-21, 2023 and July 24-28, 2023) for students in Grades 11 and 12 (ages 16-19). The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1st. Student selection will be based on academic achievement, fitness and interest in a career in policing. While at camp, students will be issued parts of the RCMP uniform to wear and will be expected to act as a troop in training. The two camps will involve participation and observation of activities such as: drill, driver simulator training, firearms, police officer scenarios, fitness training, troop graduation, and a tour of the RCMP Heritage Centre. For more information and how to apply, please visit https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2023/depot-youth-camp-now-accepting-applications-deadline-march-1-2023 and contact: "F" Division RCMP ProActive Recruiting at FDIV-ProActive-Recruiting@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

SEMESTER 1 TEXTBOOKS/NOVEL SETS/CALCULATORS

With the end of Semester 1, students are encouraged to return to the library any resources, as soon as possible. Semester 1 items that are not returned by Friday, January 27th will be added to student library accounts.

2023 AMAZON CANADA: Youth Short Story

The Youth Short Story Category invites authors between the ages of thirteen and seventeen to submit a short story under 3,000 words. The winner in this category will receive $5,000 and the five finalists will each receive $500. Submissions for the Youth Short Story Category must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 5, 2023. For more information, go to https://thewalrus.ca/afna/

KIN CANADA BURSARY ($1000)

This bursary is open to any student who is in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution. Applicants will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. The application form must be submitted by February 1st, 2023 and winners will be notified before June 30 by their sponsoring club. For additional information and to apply, please go to https://www.kincanada.ca/apply

MODEL UN MEETING

There will be an important Model UN Meeting on Monday, February 6th at 12:30 pm in Rm 238 to discuss the PA City Assembly that will be held in March. Students who cannot attend need to contact one of the staff advisors (Mr. Joncas, Ms. Khan, Ms. Morhart, Mr. Welter). New and returning students are welcomed. No previous experience or team arrangement is required!

IBAS YOUNG COMMUNITY LEADER BURSARY

The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is offering the 2023 ‘IBAS Young Community Leader Bursary’ for grade 12 students entering post-secondary education. It is a one-time cash bursary amount of $5,000 to be given to the successful applicant. To learn more about the bursary and to access the application form, visit the website https://www.ibas.ca/bursary.html The 2023 application window will be open Monday, April 17th to 5 PM on Friday, June 16th.  

myBlueprint/SCOTIA BANK SCHOLARSHIPS: $3750

The Scotiabank scholarships for students age 16 – age 18 focus on four themes (Diversity, Financial Wellness, Women Future Leaders) and four regions of Canada. The Contest Period is from Monday, January 16, 2023, at 9:00:01 AM ET to Sunday, April 30, 2023, 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://spacesedu.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/myB_Scotia_Terms_EN.pdf 
and to apply, please go to https://education.myblueprint.ca/scotia/

QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE: Grade 12

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to six Grade 12 students who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall. Four student qualities will be considered: school and/or community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, financial support needed and academic performance. École St. Mary High School can nominate one candidate. Please provide a list of school/community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, and a statement about financial need to Mrs. Rapin in Student Services by Monday, February 27th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2023. For additional information, please visit https://communityeducation.ca/scholarships/

PRINCESS OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL: Grade 11

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship ($500) is awarded to a Grade 11 student to assist in finishing their Grade 12 school year. Four student qualities will be considered: school and/or community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, financial support needed and academic performance. École St. Mary High School can nominate one candidate and nomination is competitive. Please provide a list of school/community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, and a statement about financial need to Mrs. Rapin in Student Services by Monday, February 27th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2023For additional information, please visit https://communityeducation.ca/scholarships/

JUNIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: $3000

The Junior Citizen of the Year award has honoured the youth of Saskatchewan for over 40 years. The program is sponsored by The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.  These prestigious awards are given to students who:

·         Have a positive lifestyle

·         Are dedicated to community and school

·         Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility

·         Have the ability to overcome life’s challenges

·         Inspire others

·         Are between ages 8 to 18

Four award recipients are chosen each year and receive a $3,000 bursary, provided by SaskPower, to be used for post-secondary education. For more information, please go to https://swna.com/junior-citizen-of-the-year/. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2023.

SASKATCHEWAN AGRICULTURE STUDENT: $4000/$2000

Saskatchewan Grade 12 students and recent high school graduates (within the last two years) have the chance to win a grand-prize scholarship of $4,000 or one of three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 when they submit a three-minute video or 1,000-word essay on transparency. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2023. This scholarship program has been designed to identify young people who are planning to pursue a career in the agriculture industry. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023. For more information: visit saskatchewan.ca/ag-scholarship; or, contact agriculture.scholarship@gov.sk.ca

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 2023 is $3,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2023. For information about selection criteria and how to apply, please visit http://www.orourkepoetryscholarship.ca/

WOMEN (16+) IN TRADES WORKSHOPS: Industrial Mechanics/Welding

The weekend workshop is February 4 & February 5th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. at SaskPoly PA Campus. The content includes a) Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) where students will work with hand tools, some power tools and metal to manufacture their own take home project, and b) Welding where students will learn to assemble, tack and weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools. CSA approved steel toed safety boots are required for this workshopTo register, phone 306-765-1600. The course name is Industrial Mechanics/Welding CEXP-1407 CRN - 202212-1863 and the cost is $150. For more information about this workshop, please contact kelly.clegg@saskpolytech.ca.

WOMEN (16+) IN TRADES WORKSHOPS: Creative Welding

The weekend workshop is May 6 & May 7, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at SaskPoly PA Campus. Students will learn to assemble, tack, and weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as gain experience in using, cleaning, finishing, and cutting tools. while creating individual projects of “garden decor” patterns. This event is open to pairs of women who are over the age of 16. (Participants will need to register individually, but will work with their partner.) Class size will be capped at 12 (six pairs) so register early! To register, phone 306-765-1600. The course name is Creative Welding CEXP-1408 CRN - 202212-1853 and the cost is $150. For more information about this workshop, please contact kelly.clegg@saskpolytech.ca.

2022/2023 DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

The remaining start dates for the 2022-2023 sessions are as follows:

March 1 - March 22 (after school)
March 6 - April 24 (lunch hour)
March 27 - April 24 (after school)
May 1 - May 24 (after school)
July 3 - July 11 summer class (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
To register, take a photo of the QR code or click on the blue link posted below. Once the registration is complete, students will receive an Edsby message from Mr. Bourdon to confirm the start date for their driver education session.
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 the driver education class, students will need:
·        their birth certificate
·        their hospitalization card
·        their 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

 Driver Training Registration Form 2022 - 2023 

U of S COLLEGE OF EDUCATION INFORMATION SESSIONS

The deadline to apply to many of the U of S  Bachelor of Education programs for fall 2023 is Wednesday, February 15th.

HORATIO ALGER CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada will be awarding 160 scholarships of $5000. The Canadian Scholarships are awarded to eligible students across all provinces and territories in Canada. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Applicants must be a Grade 11 student with plans to enter university in the fall of 2024. To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

·         Be enrolled full-time as a high school grade 11 or first-year CEGEP student in Canada

·         Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited university

·         Prove critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required)

·         Demonstrate desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field

·         Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

·         Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

·         Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 70

·         Be Canadian citizens

For additional information and to apply for the scholarship, go to https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/


UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO MATH CONTESTS

This year, students will have the opportunity to participate in the math contests offered by the University of Waterloo. Students who participate will be challenged to solve math-related problems. Students may practice for the competition using the contests from previous years available at https://www.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/contests/past_contests.html (Be sure to choose past contests from your current grade level so that you are practicing for the correct exam: Grade 9 - Pascal Contest, Grade 10 - Cayley Contest, Grade 11 - Fermat Contest, Grade 12 - Euclid Contest.) The Grade 9-11 math contests will be on Monday, February 27th, 2023, and the Grade 12 math contest will be on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023.  


U of S EARLY ADMISSIONS
Attention grade 12 students! Applications are now open for admissions to the University of Saskatchewan. Apply early to take advantage of benefits like early admission and access to scholarships. (Some scholarship applications are due before the application deadline.) To find information about how to apply, programs and deadlines, scholarship applications, and how to submit your documents, please go to https://admissions.usask.ca/requirements/apply.php#1Findaprogram If you have any questions, or want assistance, please see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services (office 116).

 

U of S RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS

Residence applications for the University of Saskatchewan Fall 2023/2024 are scheduled to open in November! In an effort to assist new applicants, first year applicants are guaranteed a spot in Voyageur Place Residence when they apply prior to the deadline of January 31, 2023. Visit https://livewithus.usask.ca/ or see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services for more information. 


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Students who are searching for scholarships are encouraged to use the databases that are on the SMHS Career website at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/student/scholarships/scholarship-search-engines/. 

T1D YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

This $500 Scholarship is provided by the Cosmopolitan Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the Prince Albert Cosmopolitan Club. You are eligible for this program if: 
      1. you reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba; 
      2. you are a Type 1 Diabetic
      3. you are in your High School Graduating Year and have been accepted to Post Secondary Institution or are currently enrolled in a Post-Secondary Institution returning for another year of study; 
      4. you have been an active volunteer in the Diabetic Community;  
      5. a Volunteer Coordinator (or similar) from a related organization supports your scholarship application; and
            6. you provide one other written reference in support of your activities.

** If you are eligible see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services for an application. 

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM

Each year 40 bilingual students graduating from high schools across Canada are selected to participate in the House of Commons Page ProgramPages are first-year students registered at one of the eligible post-secondary institutions in the national capital region. Pages work on a part-time basis for one year. Pages support parliamentary democracy by providing a range of services to members of Parliament in the chamber and around Parliament Hill. Students who are interested in applying must be intending to enroll in their first year of university or college the following September. The final selection of the 40 pages is completed by the end of March each year. For eligibility requirements and details on the application process please visit  https://www.ourcommons.ca/about/pageprogram/become-e.html

U of S EVENTS

USask will be offering a series of virtual events throughout the year. These will be listed on the Event webpage. USask also offers both in-person and virtual campus tours. Students can book a tour at the Campus Tour webpage 


GAMES CLUB
Games Club is a fun drop-in activity available to all students every Tuesday & Thursday at lunch in the Lecture Theatre (B5).  If you enjoy playing board games or want to test your skill on the Switch then come by. There is a large variety of board games, ranging from card games, games of chance to strategy games. There is also a Nintendo Switch available with Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart or Rocket League. Bring your lunch and play some games! Come with a friend or by yourself.  


ABORIGINAL CRAFTS CLUB: Beading / Hand stitch

Students who are interested in participating in an Aboriginal Crafts Club are encouraged to join the Creativi-team. There are several sessions being offered. Students who are a part of the Bead Team can attend open times in room B26 before school, at lunch, and every Tuesday after school. All other students who are interested in participating can attend every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the occasional Saturday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm. For more information go to Aboriginal Crafts Club or talk to Mrs. Constant in room B26 or Ms. McLeod in room 206.


ART CLUB
Art club is in the Art Room (B18/19) and will run every Monday after school from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Come out to make some great art! Drop-ins are welcome!

KARATE CLASSES

Students who are interested in martial arts and/or self-defense classes are encouraged to join the Prince Albert Budokai Karate Club at the Elevation Academy Gym (1405 Bishop Pascal Place, Prince Albert - formerly, the Rivier Gym). Starting in January, classes are Mondays and Wednesdays: Beginner Classes from 6 pm to 7 pm and Advance Classes from 7 pm to 8 pm. For more information, please visit saskshotokankarate.com or contact Chris Lair at 306-922-5247 or by email at chrislair@sasktel.net.

PRINCE ALBERT WRESTLING CLUB

Anyone who is interested in wrestling, please contact Mr. McDougall or Ms. Richards. All ages are welcome: ages 4 to adult. Practices are 3 times a week. 

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/

CAFETERIA

Wednesday - Pizza $3.50
Thursday - Sausage & Pancakes $3.50
Friday - Beef Quesadilla $3.50