Friday, November 19, 2021

Monday, November 22nd

 DAY 1


We will continue our look at the Catholic Social Teachings. Today we look at the Catholic Social teaching of the option for the poor and vulnerable. Throughout the Bible, we hear how we are to help those who are poor and vulnerable in our society. We are asked to help, in any small way, those who are struggling and hungry.


Loving God,

May we always remember that by serving

the women, men and children

most vulnerable to poverty and injustice,

we are loving and serving you.

Give us the wisdom to see the structures

which create and perpetuate poverty

and the passion to make a change.

Help us to help,

in whatever small way we can,

the poor in our community. 

Through Christ our Lord. 



Main Entrance - Mr. Abbs
North Entrance - Mrs. Cantin
South Entrance - Mr. Holash


Monday - Hot Dog $2.00


École St Mary High School invites the community to Upstage Productions' two-act play, "12 Angry Jurors". Show times at the École St Mary High School Lecture Theatre are from Wednesday, November 24th to Saturday, November 27th, at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door on performance evenings: $10.00 for adults (ages 19 and over) and $5.00 for students (ages 18 years and under). Actors on stage will not be wearing masks during performances. Based on consultation with the local Chief Medical Officer and Public Health, the following measures will be implemented: 
  • Masks are required for all audience members.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for those in attendance ages 12 and over. 
  • Seating is limited to 75% capacity.
For students passionate about telling the story of the agriculture industry, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are proudly offering the Agriculture Student Scholarship for the 12th consecutive year. 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. This year’s scholarship theme encourages youths to explore their idea of transparency in agriculture and how it affects public perception of the industry. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2022. 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, 2022. For more information: visit; or, contact

Curling will be starting after school today at the PA Golf and Curling Club. Please have your proof of vaccination with you as you may be asked for it by the PAGC staff. If you did not pre-register, please do so before attending. You may register by following the link posted on the River on Edsby. Weekly practices are Mondays 3:45 pm to 5:30 pm and Thursdays 3:45 pm to 5 pm. Please contact Mr. Abbs, Mr. Noble, Mr. Quintal, Ms. Watt or Mr. Joncas if you have any questions.


U of A Getaway is a whirlwind weekend of exciting events from May 27 - May 29, 2022. Twenty Grade 11 students will be selected for this unique experience. Students will stay in residence, explore state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our 200+ programs, discover hidden gems on campus, and experience all the U of A has to offer! Students can learn more and apply at The application deadline is January 28, 2022.


Students who are interested in attending Olds College in Olds, Alberta are encouraged to visit to learn more about programs in the following areas: Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Animal Science, Business, Equine, Horticulture, Land & Environment, Tourism, Brew & Meat, Trades & Apprenticeships. As well, check out the website for more details about personalized visits or events. 

SPORTS SIGN UP: Basketball, Wrestling, Curling

Students who are interested in participating in the extracurricular sports of basketball, wrestling and curling are encouraged to locate the sign-up messages on the River of Edsby and select the forms link to register.


Students are invited to apply for the library page job (12 hours per week) by dropping off a brief resume and completing an application form at the public library. A proof of vaccination (card, QR code) or negative COVID test will also be required, as well as completion of the Young Workers Readiness Certificate.


The “University of Toronto Presentation for Students in Saskatchewan” webcast on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM (CST) will feature an overview of U of T, the three campuses, 700+ academic program options, and the wealth of opportunities offered inside and outside the classroom. Students will also learn all about the application process and have a chance to ask all of their questions. To register, please go to the Registration link can be found here.  After submitting the registration, a confirmation email will be sent with more details about how to access our webcast.


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 ( 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 or

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


Poetry (32 lines maximum) deadline: November 26, 2021
Short Story (450 words maximum) deadline: December 3, 2021.
For more information, please visit

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


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


Students who are interested in 2021-2022 driver education program are encouraged to  register online for a session by completing a Microsoft Forms at  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).

Information and instructional videos are available at

A document that outlines how to access and request material at the library is available at .  Please note that students cannot take out more than 4 books at a time. (This does not include classroom textbooks/novels).  Happy reading everyone!


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

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.


Monday - Hot Dog $2.00
Tuesday - Chicken Strips & Fries $3.00
Wednesday - Cheesy Naan Bread & Caesar Salad $2.50
Thursday - Pork Souvlaki & Rotini Salad $3.00
Friday - Ginger Beef & Rice $3.00

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