Today’s prayer was written by an École St Mary High School student.
Thank you for all the good in the world.
Sometimes it is hard to see the good things,
so give us strength to have hope
that we will see the good in situations.
Help us to do good deeds.
Through Christ our Lord.
Main Entrance - Mrs. Thurber
North Entrance - Ms. Watt
South Entrance - Mr. Thalheimer
Thursday - Chicken Souvlaki & Rotini Salad $3.00
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 2021. 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, 2021. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit http://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/
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 2022 scholarship will be for $1,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2022. 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/
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 one of 20 partner universities. The nominated student can win one of 25 engineering scholarships at $100,000 or one of 25 science, technology, or math scholarships at $80,000. The criteria include academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. It is important to note that students who are planning for a career as a medical practitioner or researcher (doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply. This scholarship is for entrepreneurial-minded innovators outside of the medical community. École St. Mary High School can only nominate ONE candidate and nomination is competitive. If you are interested in being considered for nomination please email a list of school/community involvement, leadership activities, and a statement about financial need to Mrs. Rapin (email@example.com) in Student Services by Wednesday, December 15, 2021 before 9:00 am to be considered for nomination. To find out more about the Schulich Leader Scholarship visit http://www.schulichleaders.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
TD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP: $70,000
TD Scholarships are open to students across Canada who are in Grade 12 and have demonstrated outstanding community leadership. There are 20 scholarships valued at up to $70,000. You can apply at www.td.com/scholarship .The application deadline is November 15th, 2021.
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 December 1st, 2021. Additional information and application forms are available at www.terryfoxawards.ca
SASKPOLYTECH VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE: Oct. 25th – Oct. 28th
The SaskPolytech Virtual Open House provides 45 sessions Monday, October 25th to Thursday, October 28th from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. To register, as well as to view the complete schedule of sessions, please go to the Open House event page.
U of R: Early Admission Days for High School Students
Early Admission Days for High School Students is a special application period designed to help students fill out their University of Regina application. Students will have their application (reduced fee) processed within a week, and if admissible, receive conditional acceptance. Students must submit their online application, unofficial transcripts, and application fee by October 28, 2021 to be eligible. Unofficial transcripts can be sent to: email@example.com. If students need assistance with their application, there is an Application Workshop & Demo on Monday, October 25 - 6:00 PM For additional information, please go to https://urconnected.uregina.ca/events/eadays.ezc, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-585-4591.
HALLOWEEN SPIRIT WEEK: October 25th – October 29th
Monday – Orange & Black Day: Dress in Halloween colors
Tuesday – Haunted Music Lunch Hour: Halloween music in the Commons
Wednesday – Decade Day: Dress in clothes from your favorite decade
Friday – Costume Day: Prizes awarded at lunch for Best Costume, Best Duo and Best Group Costume
TOPPERS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS: Girls 13U – 18U
Registration opens on Friday, October 15th and closes on Monday, November 15th. Students must register for tryouts and a prepayment fee of $25 is required. All tryouts will take place at Alfred Jenkins over two weekends: Saturday, November 27th & Sunday, November 28th; and Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th. The exact dates and times for age groups will be determined once registration is closed. For additional information, and to register, please go to www.patoppers.com
SCHOOL SPORT WEEK: SMHS Student Messages
This week is School Sport Week in Saskatchewan. Be sure to check out these St. Mary students and their message regarding school sport. Go Marauders!
SPOTLIGHT ON CAREERS: HEALTH CARE
Students who are interested in a career in Health Care are encouraged to attend virtual events on Tuesday, October 26th (cancer research), Wednesday, October 27th (nursing) and Thursday, October 28th (medical diagnostics)
. For additional information and to register, please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/
COME PLAY WITH THE Jr. NBA
The “Come Play with Jr NBA” program will be on Saturdays 3 pm – 4 pm from October 16th – December 18th at the Alfred Jenkins Fields House. For additional information contact Christian Hudon or email@example.com
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PRESENTATION
The University of Alberta will be presenting to prospective students of École St. Mary High School on Thursday, October 28th from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. The presentation will cover programs, campus life, and admission requirements. It is also an excellent opportunity for students to have any of their questions answered. Students in Grade 10 - Grade 12 are welcome and encouraged to attend. Students can access the platform at https://my.demio.com/ref/hyWuyFXJjAbekn1M on the date and time listed above.
HORATIO ALGER CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Horatio Alger Association of Canada will be awarding 160 scholarships of $5000. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 25th 2021, 5 pm EST. Applicants must be a Grade 12 student with plans to enter university in the fall of 2022, demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65. For additional information and to apply for the scholarship, go to https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/
PRINCE ALBERT CONCERT BAND
The Prince Albert Concert Band is pleased to offer the opportunity for concert band musicians ages 12-17 to join the Prince Albert Youth Band. Musicians with at least one year of experience on their instruments are welcome to join. Instruments are not provided, band members must bring their own. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 in the Calvary United Church basement. Fees are only $40. Covid-19 Vaccination is required for all band members. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit princealbertconcertband.ca
PRINCE ALBERT WRESTLING CLUB
The Prince Albert Wrestling Club has begun! If any student is interested in club wrestling, please email Ms. Richards at email@example.com for registration information, or ask any of the wrestlers to help contact her at lunch! The club run on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. It is an excellent way to get a head start before school wrestling begins!
CANADIAN LEGION CONTESTS
Students are encouraged to enter the Canadian Legion Contests. There are categories for Posters (color, black and white) and Literary (Essay and Poem) with levels for Primary, Junior, Intermediate (gr7-9) and Senior (gr 10-12). All entries, including the entry form, must be returned to the Prince Albert Canadian Legion by Wednesday, November 10th. For additional information, and to download an entry form, please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/
PRINCE ALBERT AIR CADETS: #38 Anavets Squadron
Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 training year. Parade nights are Mondays from 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm (except school holidays).There are no fees to join and uniforms are provided free but must be returned when leaving the organization. For more information, contact the Armouries (306-922-4001) on Monday and Sunday evenings.
POLAR EXPRESSIONS STUDENT CONTESTS
Poetry (32 lines maximum) deadline: November 26, 2021
Short Story (450 words maximum) deadline: December 3, 2021.
DRIVER EDUCATION 2021-2022
Students who are interested in 2021-2022 driver education program are encouraged to register online for a session by completing a Microsoft Forms at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/. Once the registration is complete, students will be contacted, through Edsby, by Mr. Bourdon to confirm the start date for your driver education session. The sessions are as follows:
September 7 - 28 (after school); October 4 - 26 (after school); October 25 - December 8 (lunch hour); November 16 - December 6 (after school); January 6 - January 26 (after school); January 28 - February 18 (after school); March 1 - March 23 (after school); March 28 - April 25 (after school); May 2 - May 24 (after school); July 4 - July 12 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
ACCESS TO SCHOOL LIBRARY
A document that outlines how to access and request material at the library is available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/ . Please note that students cannot take out more than 4 books at a time. (This does not include classroom textbooks/novels). Happy reading everyone!
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/
STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL EDSBY PAGE
Welcome to École St. Mary! To keep up to date on student initiatives and activities, students of École St. Mary High school can join the Edsby page by searching for the name: École St. Mary High School SLC in the Edsby search area along the top of your Edsby page or follow the link posted here and click to join. https://pacsd.edsby.com/p/Place/15319724
Monday - Sausage & Egger English Muffin $2.00
Tuesday - Ginger Beef & Rice $3.00
Wednesday - Cheesy Naan Bread & Caesar Salad $2.50
Thursday - Chicken Souvlaki & Rotini Salad $3.00
Friday - Grilled Cheese Sandwich $2.00
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