Thursday, December 12, 2019

Friday, December 13th

DAY 2

MORNING PRAYER 
God of Love, 
Grant us the gift of hope, patience, and waiting in these days of Advent.  
Help me to focus on your birth during this wonderful time of the year, 
so that I can let go of the wounds and insecurities that I sometimes have.  
Help me to live in your love, 
as we continue our journey towards Advent.   
Amen
CAFETERIA 
Chicken Chow Mein $3.00 
SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Main Entrance - Mr. Salahub
North Entrance - Mrs. Schrader
South Entrance - Mr. Seto
SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
SLC SPIRIT WEEK
Monday, December 16th - Music at Lunch in the Commons
Tuesday, December 17th - Festive Hat Day/Hat Day (Pay $1.00 at the office)
Wednesday, December 18th - Christmas Competitions at Lunch in the Commons
Thursday, December 19th - Red and Green Day
Friday, December 20th - Ugly Sweater Day 
                                        Christmas movie at Lunch in the Theatre

MODEL UN: MUNA
There will be an informational meeting on Monday, December 16th at lunch in Rm 238 for all students who are interested in representing École St Mary High School at MUNA being held in Winnipeg from Thursday, April 30th, 2020 to Sunday, May 3, 2020. No commitment is required at this time. If you have questions, please see one of the staff advisors.

MOCK TRIAL
Are you interested in being a lawyer or want to act as a witness in a mock trial? Come learn how we present a court case and challenge groups from other schools in the province. To sign up or ask for more information, please see Mrs. Daniel-Minier in Room B21. 

U of S RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications to live in the University of Saskatchewan (USask) Residences for Fall 2020 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 students' admission status.
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, 2020.
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.
If you have any questions about Residence, please contact the Residence Services Office at residence@usask.ca.

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, 2020. Additional information and application forms are available at www.terryfoxawards.ca

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 include: academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. École St Mary High School can only 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 Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 to be considered for nomination. 
To find out more about the Schulich leader Scholarship visit   http://www.schulichleaders.com or info@uja.schulichleader.com    

SMHS MUSIC WINTER CONCERT
Students in Senior Band, Grade 10 Band, Grade 9 Band, Jazz Band and Choir will be sharing their talents on Wednesday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Admission is by donation. 

LIVES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE ESSAY CONTEST
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, 2019. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit http://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/

VIMY PILGRIMAGE AWARD
The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War contribution. The program, scheduled for April 2–10, 2020, is offered by the Vimy Foundation and features daily visits to important First World War sites including museums, cemeteries, and historic battlefields. A total of 20 students will be selected for the 2020 program. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay describing their volunteer work; a 500 word essay on a specific question or subject posted in the application form; a personal statement video; a resume detailing achievements, awards, and notable activities; and a reference letter from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, service club, volunteer organization, etc. In choosing Award winners, the Award Committee will take into consideration all elements submitted for the application with special emphasis placed on the applicant’s volunteer work and service to their communities. For additional information, please go to https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/vimy-pilgrimage-award/

JEUX DE LA FRANCOPHONIE CANADIENNE
  • Ce sont des compétitions nationales ouvertes à tous les jeunes francophones et en immersion française du Canada. Plusieurs disciplines sont offertes, comme les sports et les arts, la musique, etc. C'est une occasion de compétitionner en français et de connaître des gens de partout au pays.
  • Les jeux auront lieu à Victoria (Colombie-Britannique) du 14 au 18 juillet 2020. Si vous êtes intéressés à faire partie de l'équipe Sask, visitez le site www.ajf.ca . Les essais sont bientôt (Badminton - 16 nov; Basketball - 17 nov; Athlétisme - 14 déc.; Volleyball - 15 déc; Arts - 31 janvier au 2 février). Consultez le site pour plus d'information.

PARLEMENT JEUNESSE FRANSASKOISE  
Si vous êtes intéressés à faire partie d'une simulation de parlement, veuillez vous inscrire sur le site de l'Association jeunesse fransaskoise - www.ajf.ca. Le coût de participation est 100 $. Le Parlement aura lieu à Regina du 6 au 8 décembre 2019.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES PROGRAMS
Explore Youth Initiative (13-15 years old), Explore (16 years and older) and Destination Clic,offer youth the opportunity to travel and learn French. The deadlines to apply are February 15, 2020 (Explore) and March 31, 2020 (Destination Clic)Information brochures are available on the websites https://www.myexplore.ca/en/ and https://www.destinationclic.ca/fr/

U of S APPLICATIONS FOR 2020-2021
Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are now open! Visit the admissions website to explore the academic programs that USask offers in more than 150 areas of study. Review the step-by-step instructions on how to apply and direct any questions to the Prospective Student Services Office at admissions@usask.ca or (306) 966-5788.

U of S 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)     Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships – (Apply for admissions by Dec 1 & Apply for awards by Dec 15) These include USask’s highest valued, renewable entrance scholarships and are awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to school and community life. These scholarships require the submission of a separate awards application after students apply for admissions. 
3)     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. 

                                                      COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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. See Ms. Richards in B27 for more information.

CLUB BADMINTON
Students who are interested in joining Club Badminton are encouraged to contact Mr. Van Otterloo in the Theatre for information.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
ART CLUB
Monday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Art Room (B18). 

CHEER TEAM PRACTICE
Monday and Thursday at 12:35 p.m. in the small gym

PEP BAND 
Mondays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Band Room. 

CHOIR 
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12:35 p.m. in the Chapel. 

BOARD GAME CLUB  
Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in the Lecture Theatre.

JAZZ BAND 
Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Band Room

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 - Chicken Strips & Hashbrowns $3.00  
Tuesday - Pulled Pork Sandwich $2.50   
Wednesday - Chicken Souvlaki & Rotini Salad $3.00             
Thursday - Taco Salad $2.50  
Friday - Chicken Chow Mein $3.00  


Bell Schedule
Period
Starts
Ends
1
8:50
9:53
2
9:58
11:01
3
11:11
12:14
4
12:14
1:14
5
1:14
2:17
6
2:22
3:25

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