Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Thursday, December 20th

DAY 1
MORNING PRAYER 
Jesus, 
Thank you for the gift of music that can bring us such joy. 
Help us to hear the words of familiar Christmas songs 
with new ears over these final days until Christmas. 
Jesus, bring us joy.
Amen
CAFETERIA  
Lunch Special $2.50 
SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Main Entrance - 
North Entrance - Mr. Sosnowski
South Entrance - Mr. Welter
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
U of S RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS
Applications to live in the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Residences for Fall 2019 are now open. Students should apply to live in Residence as early as possible. Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis, regardless of a student's admission status.
First year students
Students entering their first year of studies at USask will receive guaranteed placement at Voyageur Place Residence if they apply for Residence before January 31, 2019.
How to apply for Residence 
1) Log into PAWS using your NSID and password that you receive when you apply for admission.
2) Type Residence into the PAWS search bar. The Residence PAWS channel will appear. 
3) Create a Residence account. Once your account is complete, you will be redirected to the Residence Housing Portal to compete your application.
Questions
If you or your students have any questions about Residence, please contact the Residence Services Office at residence@usask.ca.

U of R ADMISSION-ON-THE-SPOT
The University of Regina is hosting an Admission-On-The-Spot and Info Night Tuesday, February 5th, 2019. The come-and-go event runs from 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Prince Albert Exhibition Ground (East Room & West Room). Complete your application and receive:
  • Waived application fee – you save $100.00
  • Admission on the spot – you must have a school transcript
  • Free limited edition U of R mittens
  • Campus housing scholarships and promotion information
To learn more visit www.urconnected.uregina.ca or see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services.

ST MARY WRESTLING
Congratulations to all St. Mary athletes who wrestled hard this weekend. The results are available down to the wrestling room.

CANADIAN CLASSICS VIDEO COMPETITION: Grade 9 - 12
The University of Ottawa video competition aims to highlight topics from the Graeco-Roman world. Students in Grades 9-12 who are between the ages of 14 and 18 are encouraged to submit a video in English or French. Possible subjects include: ‘Why did the Persians invade Greece?’, ‘A day at the racetrack in ancient Rome’, a work of literature (a play by Euripides, a poem by Ovid) or a work of ancient art (vase, coin, statue). A prize of $500 will be offered for the best entry, with two runner-up prizes of $200. The best entries will also be posted on the website dedicated to the annual competition. The entry deadline is February 15th, 2019. For more information, please visit https://arts.uottawa.ca/cla-srs/en/video-contest

GRAD CLOTHING  
Grad jerseys and hoodies can be purchased at the main office. Sizers for the jerseys and hoodies are available.  

THE TERRY FOX HUMANITARIAN AWARD
The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award ($28,000 dispersed over four years) is open to students of all abilities who are pursuing a degree or diploma at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Recipients are selected for their dedication to the humanitarian ideals of Terry Fox to improve human welfare, make a difference, and have a positive impact on community and others, their courage in overcoming obstacles (physical, financial, etc.), and definite marks of distinction and persistence in the pursuit of excellence in academic, athletic, and civic life. The application deadline is February 1st, 2019. Additional information and application forms are available at www.terryfoxawards.ca

SWISH-FOR-A-CURE QUILT RAFFLE
By purchasing a $1.00 ticket, you can support a wonderful cause and possibly win a very pink quilt at the same time.  The quilt is on display in Room 138, and tickets can be purchased from Ms. Chan.

WRESTLING PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Wrestling practice will be every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Students who are interested in wrestling may contact Mr. Olver, Mr. Gaumond, or Mrs. Richards.

SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
The Schulich Leader Scholarship is a prestigious entrance scholarship awarded to a high school graduate enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) program at partner universities. The nominated student has the opportunity to win a $100,000 or $80,000 scholarship. The criteria includes: academic excellence, leadership, and financial need.  École St. Mary High School can nominate one candidate and nomination is competitive. Please provide a list of school/community involvement, leadership activities, and a statement about financial need to Mrs.Rapin in Student Services by Monday, January 14, 2019 to be considered for nomination. To find out more about the Schulich Leader Scholarship visit http://www.schulichleaders.com  or  info@uja.schulichleader.com

LIVES THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE ESSAY CONTEST ($3,000; $1000)
Students in Grade 5- Grade 12 may enter the contest by writing an essay (300 words or less) based on someone they think made the biggest impact (positive or negative) on Canadian society in 2018. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: Grade 5-8 and Grade 9-12. Two winners will be selected in each level: Grand Prize is $3,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. First Prize is $2,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2018. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit http://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/


“THE PINK BASKETBALL GAME”  

"The Pink Basketball Game" is an annual fundraising game to raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Our Senior Girls basketball team will be hosting the game this year on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 vs Carlton. The goal of this event is to raise funds for the purchase of CADD (computer aided drug design) pain pumps for the Victoria Hospital. One of the many ways you can help to achieve our goal is the purchase of a Swish for a Cure t-shirt. The t-shirts are available for $25 and can be purchased at the main office.   

STEAM HORIZON AWARDS ($25,000)
The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each, to attend a Canadian university or college to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will also be invited to Ottawa and recognized at an award ceremony in April 2019. To be eligible, students must be 16-18 years old, recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments, have a minimum academic average of 85%, and be preparing to enroll in Fall 2019 in their first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field in Canada. More information about the prize program and how to apply can be found at steamhorizonawards.ca. The deadline for applications is January 16, 2019.

IMAGINE A CANADA 2019: Student Reconciliation Project
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s (NCTR) Imagine a Canada team is calling all K-Gr. 12 students from across the country to lead our nation through reconciliation and make the future of Canada a more respectful place. Understanding residential school history can be a challenging and difficult topic; learning through art can heal, transform and empower youth to make a difference in Canadian society. Students can share their vision of what reconciliation can be in a poem, a song, a painting, a sculpture, a rap, a drawing, an essay, anything! One student from each province and territory will be invited as reconciliation ambassadors to the National Leadership Workshop and Ceremony celebrating reconciliation. The submission deadline is January 31, 2019For more information about the project, the application process (individual or group), and to download the Imagine a Canada teacher’s guide, poster and social graphics, please visit: education.nctr.ca or contact the Imagine a Canada team at 1-855-415-4534.


UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

Students entering the U of S are eligible for numerous scholarships and awards. Students can see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services if they have any questions. 
1)     Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships - Students will be considered for a Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship when they apply for admissions. These scholarships recognize academic achievements and are awarded based on the calculated admission average.
2)     Competitive Entrance Awards - (Apply for admissions by Feb 15 & Apply for awards by March 1) These include numerous scholarships and bursaries that can be accessed by many students with diverse experiences. Applicants can be considered based on academic achievement, financial need and/or contributions to school and community life. All entering students are encouraged to apply. 

PADDY O’ROURKE POETRY SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)
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 will be awarded annually, at the discretion of the Scholarship judges and administrators. The amount awarded will be determined in part by donor support. The 2019 scholarship will be for $1,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2019.  Applications must be submitted by mail or courier. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, and to submit an entry, please visit http://www.orourkepoetryscholarship.ca/

WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
OPEN BASKETBALL SHOOTING
The gym will be open every Wednesday at 7:00 a.m. for basketball players from all teams who are interested in improving their skills.
OPEN SHOP FOR PAA STUDENTS
Students who are currently taking PAA classes that involve construction or drafting are invited to use the shop equipment, under teacher supervision, during lunch hours every Monday - Thursday. Please contact Mr. Thalheimer or Mr. Welter for more information.
ART CLUB
Monday in the Art Room (B18) from 3:25 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
WRESTLING PRACTICE
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
PEP BAND
Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Band Room. 
JUNIOR GLEE CLUB & CHORAL 10
Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in the Chapel.
GIRLS CHAMBER CHOIR
Wednesday at 8:15 a.m and Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel
JAZZ BAND
Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Band Room.
BOARD GAME CLUB
Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in the Lecture Theatre.
SPIRITUAL CLUB  
Thursdays at lunch in the Faith Formation room. 

                                                   COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
CURLING LEAGUE & PRACTICE
Prince Albert Curling Junior League is every Monday, during November – March, from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $30 per player for the season. The regular practice time is Thursday from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All events are at the PA Golf and Curling Club. Students are asked to meet at the glass wall after school on Mondays and Thursdays, if they need a ride. Please see Mr. Quintal or Mr. Joncas, if you have any questions.

PRINCE ALBERT WRESTLING CLUB
Practices are on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., as well as Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 p.m.  9:00 p.m. For more information, contact Ms. Richards in B27.

SERVICE/VOLUNTEER HOURS 
If you are looking for an opportunity to have some fun and get your service hours, Red River Roping and Riding Arena will be hosting a Christmas Gala and need volunteer help the week of November 12th.  For more information, contact Shelley at 306-980-5533 or Candice at 306-314-1337
SUNDAY SERVICES
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sunday - 8:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (French); 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays - 12:10 p.m. (Check with the office to confirm.)
St. Michael Church
Sunday - 9:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Church
Saturday - 7:30 p.m
Sunday - 10:00 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.
Weekdays - 7:00 p.m. (Check with office to confirm.)
St. Mark Church
Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
St. George Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
Sunday - Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
St. James Church (Albertville)
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Friday Devotions - 7:00 p.m. (with Adoration until 11:00 p.m.)

                             CAFETERIA MENU                                
Monday - Pork Souvlaki & Macaroni Salad $3.00    
Tuesday - Hamburger $2.50    
Wednesday - Christmas Dinner $4.00    
Turkey, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Coleslaw, Bun, Tart & Juice           
Thursday - Lunch Special $2.50 
Friday - Pulled Pork Sandwich $2.50 

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