BASKETBALL REFEREE CLINIC
A beginner's basketball referee clinic will be
held at Valois School on Tuesday, January 24th from 3:45 PM to 5:00
PM. There is no sign-up required, but students do need to bring a pair of clean shoes
and be ready to learn the basics of officiating basketball. Students can
earn up to $50/game officiated once they work their way up the age categories
so it is a great way to money and stay active at the same time.
SCHOOL DANCE: Thursday, January 26th
Ticket sales for our "FIRST" school dance are at lunch hour from Monday, January 23rd- Wednesday, January 25th in the Commons. Tickets ($5) MUST be pre-purchased. Please bring your student I.D or a school timetable to verify enrollment (if able). The school dance will be held Thursday, January 26th from 7:30 PM – 10:30 P.M. Canteen items will be available ($1/$2). Doors close at 8 PM unless there are special circumstances and arrangements made with Mrs. DM or Mrs. Nelson beforehand.
myBlueprint/SCOTIA BANK SCHOLARSHIPS: $3750
The Scotiabank scholarships for students age 16 – age 18 focus on four themes (Diversity, Financial Wellness, Women Future Leaders) and four regions of Canada. The Contest Period is from Monday, January 16, 2023, at 9:00:01 AM ET to Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 11:59:59 PM ET. Upon successful completion and submission of the scholarship application, the eligible entrant will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Only one Scholarship prize will be awarded per eligible entrant. (If an entrant submits more than one Entry, they will be disqualified.) For additional information, please go to https://spacesedu.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/myB_Scotia_Terms_EN.pdf
GRADUATION 2023 ONLINE STORE
The last full inventory graduation 2023 online store is open from Friday, January 6th to Friday, January 20th. A final store will open again in March with very limited selection so order now for all options. To place an order, use the link https://stmarygrad2023.itemorder.com/
PRESIDENT’S CUP DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE: Grade 12
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to six Grade 12 students 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. 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 27th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2023. For additional information, please visit https://communityeducation.ca/scholarships/
PRINCESS OF WALES AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL: Grade 11
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 27th to be considered for nomination. The application deadline is March 15, 2023. For additional information, please visit https://communityeducation.ca/scholarships/
JUNIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: $3000
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, 2023.
SASKATCHEWAN AGRICULTURE STUDENT: $4000/$2000
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. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2023. 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, 2023. For more information: visit saskatchewan.ca/ag-scholarship; or, contact email@example.com
PADDY O’ROURKE POETRY: $3000
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 for 2023 is $3,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2023. For information about selection criteria and how to apply, please visit http://www.orourkepoetryscholarship.ca/
VJKF PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Grade 11 and Grade 12 students are encouraged to apply for the Verna J Kirkness Education Foundation Program Scholarship to attend a Canadian university for a week in May. Program participants will learn from university mentors and take part in STEM research! The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 31st. Student grades are not a factor in being accepted and graduates of the VJKF program are eligible to apply for VJKF university scholarships. To apply go to www.vernajkirkness.org and the “Apply Now” tab. The application process will involve a completed parental consent form, a personal reference from a teacher, and an essay simply telling us why the student wants to attend (50-400 words). The attachments (essay, references, parental/guardian consent) are to be emailed to ProgramManager@vjkf.org or attached to the online application. Students who have questions regarding the program are encouraged to phone 587-814-0444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN (16+) IN TRADES WORKSHOPS: Industrial Mechanics/Welding
The weekend workshop is February 4 & February 5th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. at SaskPoly PA Campus. The content includes a) Industrial Mechanics (Millwright) where students will work with hand tools, some power tools and metal to manufacture their own take home project, and b) Welding where students will learn to assemble, tack and weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools. CSA approved steel toed safety boots are required for this workshop. To register, phone 306-765-1600. The course name is Industrial Mechanics/Welding CEXP-1407 CRN - 202212-1863 and the cost is $150. For more information about this workshop, please contact email@example.com.
WOMEN (16+) IN TRADES WORKSHOPS: Creative Welding
The weekend workshop is May 6 & May 7, 2023 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at SaskPoly PA Campus. Students will learn to assemble, tack, and weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as gain experience in using, cleaning, finishing, and cutting tools. while creating individual projects of “garden decor” patterns. This event is open to pairs of women who are over the age of 16. (Participants will need to register individually, but will work with their partner.) Class size will be capped at 12 (six pairs) so register early! To register, phone 306-765-1600. The course name is Creative Welding CEXP-1408 CRN - 202212-1853 and the cost is $150. For more information about this workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.