This week, we explored advice from Pope Francis. Today, we hear a simple piece of advice - to enjoy the gift of life. Pope Francis tells us that life is a gift and that we should enjoy it fully. When we focus on true happiness and follow the greatest commandment (to love God and each other), we will have true joy in life. For this gift of life, let us be grateful to God and work to make our world a better place for others.
Thank you for the gift of life.
Help us to follow the greatest commandment,
and do my small part
to make the world a better place for others.
Through Christ our Lord.
Main Entrance - Ms. Henry
North Entrance - Mrs. Morhart
South Entrance - Mr. Zurakowski
Friday - Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap $2.50
U of S PARENT’S NIGHT
This February, the U of S is hosting a Parent’s Night for parents, guardians, and supporters of future USASK students to learn and ask questions! Topics to be discussed are undergraduate programs, upcoming deadlines, scholarships, residence life and support services. The presentation is on Zoom on Tuesday, February 8 at 6 pm (CST). For more information, go to https://usask-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_igJvQpW8RxmZO0rCX1a-2w
USask EXPRESS APPLICATION WORKSHOP
USask UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION WORKSHOP
CHAT WITH USask
1) Book a Chat with USask every Wednesday and Friday afternoon (12 pm - 6 pm, CST). During the booked appointment students will be able to connect with a USask representative.
2) Join a Drop-in Q&A session on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm-8 pm (CST). Students can join by Zoom at any time during the drop-in and chat one-on-one. Students will be admitted from the waiting room on a first-come, first-serve basis.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
February 2nd is the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life and the PA diocese is celebrating on Sunday, January 30, 2022. The diocese is hosting a two-hour adoration at St. Michael Parish in Prince Albert on January 30th from 2 pm – 4 pm. on a come-and-go basis. There will be music, scripture, and reflection on Consecrated life. People who want to participate virtually are encouraged to pray a rosary or to say a few prayers for Consecrated life at home. More information is available at https://www.padiocese.ca/vocations-commission
Any student who is interested in acting on stage or working backstage is encouraged to attend an informational meeting on Friday, January 28th at 12:15 pm in the Lecture Theatre to discuss the next production.
U of A GETAWAY
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 uab.ca/getaway. The application deadline is January 28, 2022.
STACEY LEVITT MEMORIAL AWARD: $2,500
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. This award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goals of a long life lived to the fullest, understanding the importance of risk management and injury prevention. The Levitt family awards each year’s selected recipient $2,500 to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put toward an educational endeavor, engagement in sports and investment in a travel experience. These pursuits would have resonated with Stacey, who loved school, sports and travel. The deadline to apply is February 27th, 2022. For additional information, visit the Stacey Levitt Memorial Award website or contact Mrs. Rapin in Student Services.
JUNIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: NOMINATIONS
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, 2022.
PRINCESS OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL SCHOLARSHIPS
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 28th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2022.
QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to a Grade 12 student 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 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 28th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2022.
SASKATCHEWAN AGRICULTURE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
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 saskatchewan.ca/ag-scholarship; or, contact email@example.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/
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:
January 6 - January 26 (after school); January 28 - February 18 (after school); March 1 - March 23 (after school); March 28 - April 25 (after school); March 28th - May 16th (lunch hour); 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 - Pulled Pork Sandwich $2.50
Tuesday - Ginger Beef & Rice $3.00
Wednesday - Chicken Drumsticks & Rotini Salad $3.00
Thursday - Mac 'n' Cheese & Hotdog $2.50
Friday - Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap $2.50
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