Did you know
that tomorrow marks 9 months before Christmas? March
25th is the day that we celebrate the Annunciation, the day that the Angel Gabriel
asked Mary to be the mother of Jesus. With
Mary’s ‘Yes’ to God’s plan, Jesus would begin his earthly ministry to teach us,
then to die and rise again.
On the day that we remember the
we give you thanks for sending your son to
then to die and rise again.
Thank you for Mary’s ‘yes’ to your plan of
and help me to know and do your will;
like Mary did.
Grant me a grateful heart,
and help me to
always pray as Mary prayed.
Through Christ our Lord.
Main Entrance - Mr. Noble
North Entrance - Mrs. Nelson
South Entrance - Mme Mourot
Friday - Alfredo Pasta $3.50
ANNOUNCEMENTSThursday, March 23rd – Blue & White Day
Friday, March 24th – SMHS Merchandise Day
Dress up to support the Senior Boys and Senior Girls basketball team!!
** A game schedule for Hoopla is available on Edsby.
FINAL: SMHS GRAD CLOTHING
This is the last chance for any friends, families or graduates to order SMHS graduation merchandise (clothing). The online store is open with Source for Sports and will close for the final time on Friday, March 24th to ensure items are received in a timely fashion. To order, use the link https://stmarygrad2023.itemorder.com/
GAIL HARTSOOK SCHOLARSHIP
Two scholarships, each valued at $2,000, are provided by the estate of the late Gail Hartsook and managed by the Prince Albert & Area Community Foundation. These special funds are established for the purpose of helping further education in the field of Social Work. The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2023. Scholarship information is available at https://pafoundation.ca/scholarships and an application form can be downloaded at the bottom of that website.
EASTER SPIRIT WEEK: April 3rd – April 6th
Monday – Rain Gear Day
Wear your rain jacket, splash pants and umbrella!
Bring an Easter basket to use as a binder!
Thursday – Bunny Hug and Ears Day
Wear a bunny hug and bunny ears! Games at lunch!
SMHS SPEED TRAINING: Move Faster, Jump Higher, Cut Quicker
All students are invited to participate in the main gym from 8:00 am – 8:35 am every Monday from March – May.
SPRING 2023 HIGH SCHOOL TACKLE FOOTBALL
PA Minor Football is offering an eleven-session football camp for Grade 9-11 students of all skill levels beginning Wednesday, March 29th at the Alfred Jenkins Field House from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The cost is $100 and equipment will be provided by your high school football team. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org To register, please use the QR code below or on posters throughout the school.
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.
LDAS SCHOLARSHIP: $1000
The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan (LDAS) scholarship was created to recognize the hard work and dedication required of individuals with learning disabilities who succeed in completing their high school education. The scholarship, valued at $1000, is to encourage those individuals to continue their education in a post-secondary educational institution. The candidate must be attending an approved post-secondary institution. The application deadline is Sunday, April 30th. Additional information, and an application form, is available at https://www.ldas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/LDAS-Scholarship-Application.pdf
CANADA-SASKATCHEWAN GRANT: Students with Disabilities
PHE SASKATCHEWAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP: 5 x $300
Physical & Health Education (PHE) Saskatchewan is looking to award 5 scholarships of $300 to high school students who meet the following criteria: a minimum of two Physical Education/Wellness or Health credits, be actively involved in the school Intramural and Extra-Curricular program, have an average of at least 70% in subject areas required for minimum entrance requirements for his/her intended area of study, exhibit strong leadership and sportsmanship qualities, and be a positive role model in his/her school and/or community. In addition, the student must be enrolled in first year studies in one of the following programs in a Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Institution: College of Education with a major or minor in Physical Education and/or Health (U of S), College of Kinesiology (U of S), Faculty of Education with a major or minor in Physical Education and/or Health (U of R), Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (U of R), and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Recreation and Community Development program. The application deadline is Friday, June 30th. Additional information, and an application form, is available at http://phesask.ca/scholarships/
MADD CANADA BURSARY PROGRAM: $10,000MADD Canada is a national charitable organization committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting victims. One bursary of $10,000 will be awarded and additional bursaries in the amount of $5,000 may also be awarded. MADD Canada’s Bursary Program is open to Canadian citizens who have themselves been severely injured or who have had a parent (or legal guardian) or sibling killed or severely injured, as a result of an impaired driving crash. The applicant must also be enrolled in a full-time, ministry-approved, post-secondary educational program for the upcoming academic year. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31st. Additional information, and an application form, is available at https://madd.ca/pages/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/MADD-Canada-Bursary-Application-2023.pdf
CST FOUNDATION BURSARIES: $6,000 x 25
The Canadian Scholarship Trust (CST) Foundation supports access to post-secondary education (PSE) for all Canadians and believes that finances should not be a barrier to accessing post-secondary education. The $6,000 bursaries focus on financial need, and students who demonstrate strong character: resiliency, community-mindedness, and commitment to excellence. As well, the students must be in Grade 12 and first-generation PSE students (students whose parents did not attend post-secondary education). The application deadline is Friday, April 14th. Students will have to complete their application in one sitting, including the following: financial need essay (500 words or less), accomplishments essay (300 words or less), future aspirations statement (75 words or less), reference letter attachment, and high school transcript (unofficial). To apply, and for additional information, please go to https://education.myblueprint.ca/cstf/
ELWOOD HARVEY CO-OPERATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Grade 11 students who are a member of Affinity Credit Union or have a parent or guardian who is a member are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Each student receives a $2500 award upon completion of the leadership program. Twenty students are accepted into the program. This award is offered by our District Councils, who have been elected to represent their communities within the Credit Union. The program gives recipients the opportunity to participate in their local District Council meetings and a variety of other events during their grade 12 year! The deadline to apply is April 17, 2023. For additional information, as well as an application form, please go to www.affinitycu.ca
BUILD A BETTER WORLD SCHOLARSHIP
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/
DIVERSE MINDS CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION
The Diverse Minds Creative Writing Competition involves writing and illustrating a children's book about diversity and inclusion that is geared to children between the ages of five to ten. The book can be written in either of the two official languages (English or French) or it can be written as a bilingual book. Students can work on their own or in pairs – where one student is illustrating and one writing. The competition is open to all high-school students across Canada, and is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to become a published author and win up to $5,000! Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners, as well as a bonus of $250 for the teachers of the finalists!! Students can submit their books until April 16, 2023. For additional information and tips about the contest, go to https://www.bnaibrith.ca/diverseminds/ As well, a video that explains how to enter the competition is available at Diverse Minds - Enter Video 2023 - YouTube
IBAS YOUNG COMMUNITY LEADER BURSARY
The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) is offering the 2023 ‘IBAS Young Community Leader Bursary’ for grade 12 students entering post-secondary education. It is a one-time cash bursary amount of $5,000 to be given to the successful applicant. To learn more about the bursary and to access the application form, visit the website https://www.ibas.ca/bursary.html The 2023 application window will be open Monday, April 17th to 5 PM on Friday, June 16th.
DIAMOND NORTH CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIPS
Seven $1000 High School Scholarships will be awarded to Diamond North Credit Union members who are graduating high school, are enrolled/enrolling in post-secondary education, and who encompass a well-rounded character (leadership, community involvement, extra-curricular activity, and academic achievement). The deadline to apply is Monday, May 1st. For additional information, and an application form, please go to https://www.diamondnorthcu.com/media/2480/2023-scholarship-application-fillable.pdf
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
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 email@example.com.
2022/2023 DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
The remaining start dates for the 2022-2023 sessions are as follows: