Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Wednesday, December 7th



Let us continue to celebrate God’s love for us shown through the gift of his only son, Jesus.

Loving God,
Thank you for Jesus, the light of the world.
Thank you for your plan of salvation
that Jesus would come down from heaven
to be born as a little baby in Bethlehem.
Thank you for his teaching and his sacrifice on the cross
which brings us great hope in life.
During this Advent season,
we ask for the blessing to share our faith
through the miracle and salvation
given to us through the Christ Child.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,



Main Entrance - Mr. Hunko
North Entrance - Ms. Khan
South Entrance - Mr. Joncas


Wednesday - Popcorn Chicken & Wedges $3.50


UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS: Musical Audition & Tech Info Meeting

In the spring (May 10th – May 13th), Upstage Productions will be presenting the musical “Joseph and the Amazing technicolor Dreamcoat”. Students who are interested in being onstage OR working backstage during the musical are encouraged to attend the Audition & Tech Info Meeting on Friday, December 9th at 12:40 pm in the Lecture Theatre to discuss information about auditions and interviews.


Send a candy cane to a friend for $1.00!! Candy Grams will be sold Tuesday, December 6th – Thursday, December 8th at lunch in the Commons. The Candy Grams will be handed out on Wednesday, December 14th in Period 5.


On Wednesday, December 7th at lunch, the SLC will be selling popcorn for $2.00 near the Conference Room in the Commons.

DECEMBER SPIRIT WEEK: December 12 - December 16

Monday, December 12th – Red & Green Day
Tuesday, December 13th – Tropical Tuesday
Wednesday, December 14th – Xmas Hat Day
                   * Games at Lunch
Thursday, December 15th – Ugly Xmas Sweater Day
Friday, December 16th – Polar Express Day
                    * Wear your PJs/slippers/robes


Teams of Dodgeball is back in 2023!! The round-robin style tournament will be Monday, January 9th - Friday, January 13th with the finals being on Monday, January 16th. Teams of 5 players (and 1 alternate/optional player) are invited to sign-up! Sign-up sheets are available at room B21 (Mrs. Daniel-Minier) or room 240 (Mrs. Nelson). The deadline to submit team sign-up sheets is Friday, December 16th


Hoopla 2023 is from Thursday, March 23rd – Saturday, March 25th. Thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, and fans will be at the event making it one of the most exciting weekends of sport in the city!  École St. Mary High School will be hosting 2 games on Thursday evening, 6 games on Friday, and 6 games on Saturday. We need student volunteers to make this event a success!!! An initial volunteer meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at 12:30 pm in room 144 will outline all the student volunteer opportunities and allow students to sign up. (No basketball experience is required and many volunteer opportunities are not related to basketball!) Students who cannot attend the meeting are asked to contact Mr. Noble through Edsby or stopping by room 144 to discuss the student volunteer options.


The Model UN club is looking for 5 or 6 pages to assist with a Model UN Assembly on Tuesday, December 13th from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in Rm 238Pages are in charge of distributing notes to delegates. If you want to check out Model UN, but have the chance to do so, this opportunity is for you! A five-minute crash course is the only required preparation. If you are interested, please message Mr. Joncas on Edsby. 


All Saskatchewan high school students are invited to submit poetry or prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) for a chance to be featured in Windscript Vol. 39, 2023 and earn $40. For important rules and guidelines, please visit https://skwriter.com/programs-and-services/publications/windscript The deadline to submit is Thursday, December 15th.

Attention grade 12 students! Applications are now open for admissions to the University of Saskatchewan. Apply early to take advantage of benefits like early admission and access to scholarships. (Some scholarship applications are due before the application deadline.) To find information about how to apply, programs and deadlines, scholarship applications, and how to submit your documents, please go to https://admissions.usask.ca/requirements/apply.php#1Findaprogram If you have any questions, or want assistance, please see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services (office 116).

VERNA J. KIRKNESS SCHOLARSHIPS: Indigenous Grade 11 & 12

The one-week, in-person Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation (VJKF) Program for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Grade 11 and 12 students will be taking place on campus at universities this May! Successful applicants will receive full VJKF Program Scholarships to participate in the VJKF Program to learn about science, engineering, technology and math. This year’s program is offered in partnership with six universities from across Canada, offering Indigenous high-school students an opportunity to learn directly from professors and their teams about the exciting research (science, engineering, technology and math) happening on campuses across Canada. Students accepted to the VJKF Program can choose which research area they want to learn more about. To apply online go to https://www.vernajkirkness.org/ The website will be updated as professors confirm this year’s topics. 



Residence applications for the University of Saskatchewan Fall 2023/2024 are scheduled to open in November! In an effort to assist new applicants, first year applicants are guaranteed a spot in Voyageur Place Residence when they apply prior to the deadline of January 31, 2023. Visit https://livewithus.usask.ca/ or see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services for more information. 

Students who are searching for scholarships are encouraged to use the databases that are on the SMHS Career website at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/student/scholarships/scholarship-search-engines/. 

Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada. This scholarship was established to encourage the best and brightest students to be the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators. Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all Canadian high schools with graduating students planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in an eligible STEM program at one of our 20 partner universities. This year the foundation is awarding 50 engineering scholarships valued at $120,000 each and 50 science, technology or math scholarships valued at $100,000 each. It is important to note that students who are planning for a career as a medical practitioner/researcher (doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc.) are NOT eligible to applyÉcole 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 (meta.rapin@pacsd.ca) in Student Services by Friday, December 16, 2022, before 12:00pm to be considered for nomination. To find out more about the Schulich Leader Scholarship visit http://www.schulichleaders.com or info@uja.schulichleader.com .


This $500 Scholarship is provided by the Cosmopolitan Foundation of Canada, in partnership with the Prince Albert Cosmopolitan Club. You are eligible for this program if: 
      1. you reside in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba; 
      2. you are a Type 1 Diabetic; 
      3. you are in your High School Graduating Year and have been accepted to Post Secondary Institution or are currently enrolled in a Post-Secondary Institution returning for another year of study; 
      4. you have been an active volunteer in the Diabetic Community;  
      5. a Volunteer Coordinator (or similar) from a related organization supports your scholarship application; and
            6. you provide one other written reference in support of your activities.

** If you are eligible see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services for an application. 


Each year 40 bilingual students graduating from high schools across Canada are selected to participate in the House of Commons Page ProgramPages are first-year students registered at one of the eligible post-secondary institutions in the national capital region. Pages work on a part-time basis for one year. Pages support parliamentary democracy by providing a range of services to members of Parliament in the chamber and around Parliament Hill. Students who are interested in applying must be intending to enroll in their first year of university or college the following September. The final selection of the 40 pages is completed by the end of March each year. For eligibility requirements and details on the application process please visit  https://www.ourcommons.ca/about/pageprogram/become-e.html


USask will be offering a series of virtual events throughout the fall. These will be listed on the Event webpage. USask will also offer both in-person and virtual campus tours every week. Students can register at the Campus Tour webpage 


Regular practice times are every Monday from 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm and every Thursday from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm. at the PA Golf and Curling ClubPlease message one of the coaches (Mrs./Mr. Abbs, Mr. Noble, Mr. Quintal or Mr. Joncas) if you need a ride to the PA Golf and Curling Club.

Games Club is a fun drop-in activity available to all students every Tuesday & Thursday at lunch in the Lecture Theatre (B5).  If you enjoy playing board games or want to test your skill on the Switch then come by. There is a large variety of board games, ranging from card games, games of chance to strategy games. There is also a Nintendo Switch available with Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart or Rocket League. Bring your lunch and play some games! Come with a friend or by yourself.  

ABORIGINAL CRAFTS CLUB: Beading / Hand stitch

Students who are interested in participating in an Aboriginal Crafts Club are encouraged to join the Creativi-team. There are several sessions being offered. Students who are a part of the Bead Team can attend open times in room B26 before school, at lunch, and every Tuesday after school. All other students who are interested in participating can attend every Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and the occasional Saturday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 pm. For more information go to Aboriginal Crafts Club or talk to Mrs. Constant in room B26 or Ms. McLeod in room 206.

Art club is in the Art Room (B18/19) and will run every Monday after school from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Come out to make some great art! Drop-ins are welcome!

Information and instructional videos are available at https://pacsd.ca/our-students/edsby-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/

Students who are interested in enrolling in the 2022-2023 driver education program are to register online through Microsoft Forms. The form can be accessed by taking a photo of the QR code or by clicking the blue link posted below. Once the registration is complete, students will receive an Edsby message from Mr. Bourdon to confirm the start date for their driver education session.
Please note the following:
·       Students must be 15 years old by the start of the session.
·        Sessions will be in the Room 246. 
·        All sessions begin at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. (except for the summer/lunch sessions).
·        During the driver education class, students will need:
·        their birth certificate
·        their hospitalization card
·        their MYSGI account number(needed on the first day of class)
*Students must go to SGI to get their MySGI customer number.
·        a pencil/pen and notebook

 Driver Training Registration Form 2022 - 2023 


Monday - Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap $3.50
Tuesday - Chili Cheese Dog on a Bun $3.00
Wednesday - Popcorn Chicken & Wedges $3.50
Thursday - Poutine $3.00
Friday - Greek Beef Wrap $3.50

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