Today is the
Tuesday of Holy Week, and we know that the most important liturgical days are
just about upon us. Today we are asked to prepare our hearts and minds so
that we can fully embrace the importance of this liturgical time. In the
next few days, Christian churches around the world relive the last few days of
Jesus’ life, from the Last Supper and the washing of the feet of the disciples,
to the pain and death of Jesus on the cross, to the waiting for the Easter
vigil. All of these are very significant in our faith.
Lord our God,
as we enter this very special liturgical time,
help us remember the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Help us to follow Jesus
and to look at your sacrifice,
made out of love for us,
in a new and deeper spiritual way.
Through Christ our Lord,
Main Entrance - Mr. Phalen
North Entrance - Mr. Olver
South Entrance - Mme Ouellet
Tuesday - Popcorn Chicken & Fries $3.50
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!
MARK PHANEUF FNIM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP: 6 x $2,000
The Mark Phaneuf First Nation, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) École St. Mary High School University Entrance Scholarship, sponsored by the Prytula Charpentier Foundation, First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership, and Prince Albert Pulp, is for self-declared First Nation, Inuit and Métis students who: will be attending a post-secondary institute in the Fall of 2023, have exhibited outstanding participation in the École St. Mary High School extra-curricular activities and academic achievement. In addition, priority may be given to those who demonstrate financial need. There are six awards available, each at $2,000. Proof of acceptance (letter, email) into a post-secondary program, and a digital photo must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The digital photo must be a high-resolution digital photo (2-4 megabyte JPG, not PNG) of the applicant doing an activity (sports, dance, volunteering etc.). Please do not copy the JPG onto a word document, use a JPG sent in a text message, or use a JPG sent in an email with other photos, since these scenarios compress the size of the JPG. Students who have any questions are to see Ms. McLeod or email her at email@example.com. Use the link below or visit the post on the Edsby River to apply. The deadline to apply for this award is Wednesday, April 5th at 8:00 a.m.
PA MINOR BASEBALL UMPIRES NEEDED
If you are looking to earn some extra money while being outdoors and working with youth, think about becoming a baseball umpire! Prince Albert Minor Baseball Association is hosting two clinics for people interested in becoming an umpire. A level 1 clinic will be École St. Mary High School on Saturday, April 15th at from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. (If you are willing to sign up with PA Minor Baseball as an umpire, they will pay for the clinic.) A level 2 umpire clinic which is a bit more advanced in preparation to umpire some of the older age categories will be held at École St. Mary High School on Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. (PA Minor Baseball will pay for the clinic if you are willing to sign up and umpire some games this summer.) The baseball season runs May - mid July, Monday - Thursday and some weekend tournaments. You can umpire as little or as much as you like. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Noble in room 144.
ST MARY TRACK & FIELD SEASON
École St. Mary High School has phenomenal athletes!! It is time to come out and show how fast you are, how long you can run, how far you can throw, and how high you can jump! Track has numerous events and students can train in as many, or as few, events as they want. To accommodate students with busy schedules, coaches will be offering multiple practices each week, with morning, noon, afternoon, and evening options. Remember, the more practices athletes attend, the greater the chance of competing at the provincial level, and since track is one of the sports that competes by age, students will only compete against other students of the same age/grade. Training sessions will begin after the Easter break and the season will be wrapped up by June 3rd. Any students with questions are invited to stop by room 144 and speak with Mr. Noble. All students who are interested in competing in track & field this year need to indicate their interest and availability by completing a form link on an Edsby post or using the link below: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ktew3fs5vE6W1gmVNKysT02_AK8xqLdCqZ4KGp5j1iFUNkFMWUI4TUlZMEU5UExVUjNWNkRBVjRQNS4u.
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/
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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/
2022/2023 DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
The remaining start dates for the 2022-2023 sessions are as follows: