Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Wednesday, April 26th



Guide us to lives of peace and acceptance.
Help all of us not to become separated from you
by building barriers of race and colour, of class, and belief.
Inspire us to recognize that we are all made in your image and likeness,
so that we may grow in appreciation of all people.
Help us to encourage each other to grow in pride
in who we are and who we are called to be
May you bless our lives and help us to realize 
that we are one body in Jesus Christ

Through Christ our Lord,



Main Entrance - Mr. Milburn
North Entrance - Mrs. McLeod
South Entrance - Mrs. Ruszkowski 


Wednesday - Cheeseburger & Fries $3.50


Students are encouraged to register for next year, as soon as possible. Registration forms must be completed prior to class selections taking placeThe registration link is available on Edsby. A paper copy of the registration form is also available at the main office.


Parent/Student/Teacher Early Conference for semester 2 will be held Wednesday, April 26 from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Parents/guardians have the option to meet with teachers in-person or over the phone. An Edsby message that includes a link has been sent to all parents/guardians to book an appointment time with teacher. When parents select a time slot, they will be prompted to "Add note" to indicate “in person” or “phone (xxx - xxx - xxxx)”.


The second meeting for the financial literacy extracurricular group will be Wednesday, April 26th during the noon hour is room 136.  A community member with a depth of knowledge related to finances will be at École St Mary High School to do a presentation. Students do not have to pre-register for this meeting, just stop by on April 26th.  Students can attend this meeting even if they didn't attend the first meeting.  


This $250 scholarship will be awarded to a Grade 9 - 12 student who has been enrolled full-time in the academic year of 2022-2023, has distinguished themself by being an advocate for literacy in their school or the community, and clearly demonstrates a love of reading. While high academics is not a requirement for applying, the student must have a JMCPL card and plans for post-secondary education. Preference will also be given to former or current employees of John M. Cuelenaere Library, as well as a current grade 12 student of École St. Mary High School. To be considered for this award, please complete an application by clicking the link below. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 12th and the scholarship will be presented during the Thanksgiving for the Year and Awards Assembly on Wednesday, June 7th. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Bourdon.

John M. Cuelenaere Public Library Scholarship Application Form 


Grade 11 and 12 students are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Citizenship Award. This $400 award is presented to a Grade 11 or 12 student with criteria that includes, strong academics, with involvement within the school environment, as well as the community and parish. In addition, the student should be planning some type of post-secondary education or training to enhance personal skills. To be considered for this award, please complete an application by clicking the link below. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 12th and the scholarship will be presented during the Thanksgiving for the Year and Awards Assembly on Wednesday, June 7th. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Bourdon.

Rotary Citizenship Award Application Form


Students who are interested in teaching Pow Wow dancing to younger students at one of the Prince Albert Catholic elementary schools, or want to learn about Pow Wow dancing, are encouraged to contact Mr. Bourdon.

PA MULTICULTURAL CENTRE: Multicultural Youth Ambassador

Residents of Prince Albert or surrounding areas, age 16 – 30 years old, who are interested youth engagement and participation in the community are encouraged to propose a youth-led project/initiative focusing on reconciliation, anti-racism, arts, cultures, diversity and inclusion. Additional information about the program, as well as sample projects, is available at https://www.pamcsk.com/about-4


Students in Grade 9, 10, & 11 that are interested in becoming a part of the 2023-2024 SLC are encouraged to apply for the following positions: President(s) (Grade 12), Vice President (Grade 11/12), Secretary, Treasurer, Member at Large. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 26thApplication forms are available at the SLC office, on Edsby and the school website at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/ . Application forms must be returned to the main office, or slid under the SLC room door in the Commons.


The focus at the camp is having fun, learning and living in the outdoors with programs for ages 8 – 17.  First Camp: July 12 – July 22, Second Camp: July 26 – August 5, Third Camp: August 9 – August 19. For additional information, visit www.JohnBoscoCamp.com


Learn from world-class conductors while connecting in person with other musicians around the province from November 1st – November 3rd at Living Hope Alliance Church in Regina. This opportunity is open to all Saskatchewan students in Grade 9 – Grade 12. Band students will be accepted through adjudicated auditions. Choir students will be accepted through recommendations. Auditions and recommendations will be accepted April 15th – May 15th. For additional information, visit www.saskmea.ca

POETRY POP UP: in the Downtown and on the Riverbank

During the pandemic, messages of hope were written in the snow near the trails at Little Red and painted on rocks set near the Rotary Trail. The City of Prince Albert invites local emerging and established poets to submit poems for the Poetry Pop Up project. The theme of the project is Hope, to be interpreted in whatever way the poet wishes. Poets may submit up to three poems that are suitable for the public. Selected poems will be displayed in the downtown and riverbank areas of our city. Poems must be between 4 – 20 lines long. Selected poets will be contacted and a small honorarium will be provided to those selected. The deadline to submit poems is Sunday, April 30th. To submit poems, send an email to lmonahan@sasktel.net.


The French-Canadian Society is seeking a camp program counsellor. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 28th. French Immersion students who are interested in applying for the position may access additional information at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/



The Major/Minor Fine Arts awards are presented to grade 12 students that have showcased a significant involvement with fine arts during their time at École St. Mary High School. If you are in grade 12, you may be eligible for a Major/Minor Fine Arts Award that will be presented during the 'Thanksgiving for the School Year Celebration and Awards Assembly'. Please fill out the forms document to be considered for this award: Grade 12 Major/Minor Fine Arts Award Application The deadline to apply is Monday, May 8th.

The Major/Minor Sports awards are presented to grade 12 students that have showcased a significant involvement with athletics during their time at École St. Mary High School. If you are in grade 12, you may be eligible for a Major/Minor Sports Award that will be presented during the 'Thanksgiving for the School Year Celebration and Awards Assembly'. Please fill out the forms document to be considered for this award: Major/Minor Sports Award Application The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8th.


The General Proficiency Award for students in Grade 9 - 11 is to be given to the student from each grade who makes the most complete contribution to the whole life of École St. Mary High School based on the following criteria: academic achievement 50%, extra-curricular contributions 40%, and religious life contributions 10%. This award will be presented at our "Thanksgiving for the School Year Celebration and Awards Assembly" on June 7th. To apply, use the application form available at Grade 9 - 11 General Proficiency Application form The deadline to apply is Friday, May 8th.


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


Grade 12 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. Students must be enrolling for post-secondary education. This year, 30 scholarships of $1000 will be awarded. The deadline to apply is April 17, 2023. For additional information, as well as an application form, please go to https://www.affinitycu.ca/meet-affinity/in-the-community/scholarships-awards/build-a-better-world-scholarship


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.


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/


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

Students with either a permanent, a persistent or a prolonged disability who are enrolled in a program at an educational institution may be eligible to receive the Canada-Saskatchewan Grant for Services and Equipment. This grant provides up to $22,000 per program year to purchase specialized education-related services and assistive equipment and does not have to be paid back. For additional information, go to https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/scholarships-bursaries-grants/grants-and-bursaries/canada-saskatchewan-grant-for-services-and-equipment-for-students-with-permanent-disabilities#eligibility


MADD 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 


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.  


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


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 
and to apply, please go to https://education.myblueprint.ca/scotia/

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 kelly.clegg@saskpolytech.ca.


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/


The remaining start dates for the 2022-2023 sessions are as follows:

March 1 - March 22 (after school)
March 6 - April 24 (lunch hour)
March 27 - April 24 (after school)
May 1 - May 24 (after school)
July 3 - July 11 summer class (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
To register, take a photo of the QR code or click on 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 

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/. 

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!


Students who are interested in martial arts and/or self-defense classes are encouraged to join the Prince Albert Budokai Karate Club at the Elevation Academy Gym (1405 Bishop Pascal Place, Prince Albert - formerly, the Rivier Gym). Starting in January, classes are Mondays and Wednesdays: Beginner Classes from 6 pm to 7 pm and Advance Classes from 7 pm to 8 pm. For more information, please visit saskshotokankarate.com or contact Chris Lair at 306-922-5247 or by email at chrislair@sasktel.net.

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/


Monday - Chicken Strips & Wedges $3.50
Tuesday - Cheesy Naan & Caesar Salad $3.50
Wednesday - Cheeseburger & Fries $3.50
Thursday - Chicken Teriyaki & Rice $3.50
Friday - Chicken Alfredo & Garlic Bread $3.50

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