Thursday, April 18, 2024

Friday, April 19th



Catholic Education Week 2024

The subtheme for today is “We are called to love … as people of Joy". 

Over and over again in the Old and New Testaments, we are invited to rejoice – to be people of joy, a spiritual joy that is more than just a fleeting happiness or a superficial kind of optimism. True joy is grounded in the knowledge that we are lovable – and we are loved. When that joy takes root in us, it radiates outward, to touch others and lift them up as well. Real joy makes our world a better place for all of us. It scatters darkness and gives hope. When the individuals around us look to us as people of faith, is joy the first thing they notice? Do they see us as people who have experienced God’s love in our own lives, and want to share it generously with others? Do we seek to bring God’s gentle joy into situations of struggle and uncertainty, of suffering and loneliness? How does joy bring a different “flavor” to our loving?

“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
~ Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ

God, our source of joy and peace,
You invite us each day to be channels of your love
for others, and for our whole world
and to bring joy where often there is sadness and struggle.
May the knowledge of how much You cherish each of us
fill us with a deep rejoicing that spills over
into our words, choices and actions.
May the joy of Easter inspire us every day,
so that Jesus’ Resurrection may shine through us.
May we transform this world of ours through our loving,
so that greater justice and lasting peace
may give us all reasons to rejoice together.
Yours is the glory, Lord, now and forever.



Main Entrance - Mr. Phalen
North Entrance - Ms. Hawryluk
South Entrance - 
Mrs. Ouellet


Friday - Meatballs & Spaghetti with Garlic bread $4.00



SLC SPRING SPIRIT WEEK: April 15th - April 19th

Monday Pastel Colour Day

Tuesday - Jersey Day

Wednesday - Rainy Day Wear

Thursday - Eid Recognition Day (Henna Tattoos - $2.00)

Friday - Charity Hat Day ($2.00 paid at the main office) 


The registration process for the 2024-2025 school year has begun! All current École St. Mary High School students entering grade 10, 11, and 12 next year must submit a registration form before they can select classes. Students are to complete the online registration Docusign form available here, or a paper copy registration form available at the main office. Students should contact the main office if they have any questions about registration. Grade-level class selection meetings will be this week.


After registering for the 2024-2025 school year, students can select classes by going to . Information about the selection procedure is available on the YouTube video link posted on Edsby.


Students and parents are invited to attend the opening ceremony for the International Conference and Exhibition for Raw Materials (ICERMS) on Monday, April 29th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Prince Albert Public Library. This year’s conference will shine a spotlight on the rich and diverse raw materials of Alberta and aims to provide valuable insights into the importance of raw materials, their significance in various industries, and the sustainable utilization of natural resources. In addition to the insightful presentations and exhibitions, attendees will have the chance to win a product sourced from one of Alberta’s raw materials.  

Speed training will start next week on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00 am - 8:35 am. in the main gym. Speed training is for athletes in the school who wants to get faster and more explosive, whether they are competing in any sport in school or in the community. Athletes will work on foot speed, core training, lateral speed, inline speed, start speed, reaction time, plyometrics and flexibility. All athletes are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend to come and train with them.

EDSBY MESSAGE: April Overdue/Lost

In a few days, all Grade 9 – Grade 12 students with Overdue/Lost library books, textbooks, novel sets and calculators will be receiving an Edsby message titled “April Overdue/Lost”. It will have a screen capture of their library account listing these items. All Grade 11 students and Grade 12 students with Overdue/Lost textbooks, novel sets and calculators will have these items added to their SchoolCash account. These items can be paid at the main office or online (SchoolCash access on the division website at and then the library will be notified to remove the item from the student library account. As well, if an item is returned to the library after payment has been made, the main office will issue a refund. 


MADD Canada is a national charitable organization committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting victims. One bursary of $10,000 (The Louise Joanne Twerdy Leadership Bursarywill 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 Friday, May 31st. Additional information, and an application form, is available at


The Opening Door to Tomorrow Career and Job Fair bursary is open to students (Saskatchewan Rivers, Prince Albert Catholic, Saskatchewan Polytech) and employees (Saskatchewan Health Authority, Prince Albert Community Futures, City of Prince Albert). Applicants must be accepted to attend a post-secondary education institution, including apprenticeship. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday, May 15th. For additional information, and to download an application form, please go to


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 26th.  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

DIAMOND NORTH CREDIT UNION: 7 x $1,000 Scholarships

Diamond North Credit Union has seven (7) scholarships, in the amount of $1,000.00 each, available for Grade 12 students who are members of Diamond North Credit Union (as of January 1st, 2024). To apply, fill in the application form and submit it with supporting documentation (copy of Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Transcript, which includes first semester marks of your Grade 12 year, a school-provided copy of your 2nd semester marks from April, signed by your Guidance Counsellor or Principal, and a letter of character reference from someone other than a relative supporting your community and/or school involvement). An application form and additional information is available at  on the school career website. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted to before May 1, 2024. 



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 15, 2024. For additional information and tips about the contest, go to 


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 2024 is $3,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2024. For information about selection criteria and how to apply, please visit


This $500 bursary is awarded in June of each year to one recipient. Applicants need to be a Saskatchewan resident accepted into, or already attending, a post-secondary school in Saskatchewan, for the purpose of achieving a Bachelor of Education Degree. Additional information is available here. To qualify for this bursary, you must submit:
  • a brief essay describing why you are going into Education and you’re your passion for teaching focuses on;
  • a brief biography describing who you are and what makes you, you;
  • a short explanation as to why you are applying for this particular bursary
  • and, in brief, your financial need.
Applications are accepted February 1 - May 15 each year.  Please include your name, age, contact information, and proof of enrollment, as well as 2 letters of reference. 
Applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

Cassidy Grimm Memorial Bursary

Box 215

Hodgeville, SK 

S0H 2B0

306-930-7576 (cellphone)


The Scotiabank scholarships for students age 16 – age 18 focus on four themes (Diversity, Financial Wellness, Women Future Leaders, STEM) and four regions of Canada. The Contest Period is from Monday, January 15, 2024, at 9:00:01 AM ET to Friday, May 3rd, 2024, 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

Jack Moore Memorial Scholarship/Burgess Bursary
Saskatchewan Command is offering 10 Scholarships and 10 Bursaries of $500 each. Students may apply for a Scholarship, a Bursary, or both. Scholarships and Bursaries are awarded based on Grade 12 academic performance using the Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement (Gr. 12 departmental marks). In addition, Bursaries are awarded based on financial need. Details about selection criteria, as well as an application form are available here The deadline to apply is August 15th.


Students who are interested in the 2023 - 2024 driver education program are to register online through Microsoft Forms: 2023 - 2024 Drivers Ed Registration Form Mr. Bourdon will then place students into groups on Edsby. A reminder that spots fill up quickly, so it is important to select your three top options to best accommodate each student. 

The start dates for session are as follows:

March 4 - March 25 (after school)

March 4 - April 24 (lunch hour)

April 8 - April 26 (after school)

May 1 - May 23 (after school)

July 2 - July 10 summer class (9:00am - 1:00pm)

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 your driver education class, you will need:

·         your birth certificate

·         your 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


École St Mary High School has received free feminine menstrual products (pads and tampons) to support our students. Students who want these free products can go to the main office or see Mrs. Cantin in Room 115.  The initiative is a three-year partnership (Ministry of Education, the Status of Women Office, SaskBuilds, school division) created to distribute products in a cost-effective equitable and accessible manner. The initiative was established between the Ministry of Education and the Shoppers Foundation of Women's Health to provide 12 million menstrual products.

Information and instructional videos are available at


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


Find out about all the FREE print and digital access to novels, graphic novels, music, movies, comedy shows, crafts, book clubs and more that is available at the Prince Albert Public Library. For detailed information visit and/or view the March/April Newsletter. 


The connection between School, Church and Home is extremely important. To view the latest St Joseph Parish newsletter, please go to


Are you looking for a fitness and discipline activity? If yes, Prince Albert Budokai Karate is hosting its classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1405 Bishop Pascal Place (Elevation Academy Gym - Former Rivier). Beginners' classes are at 6 pm and advanced classes are at 7 pm. We welcome new and returning students. If you have any questions, please contact Sensei Chris Lair at 306-922-5247 or by email at


Monday - Pork OR Chicken Sweet 'n' Sour & Rice $4.00
Tuesday - Garlic Sausage & Scalloped Potatoes $4.00
Wednesday - Chicken Burger $3.50
Thursday - Bacon Farmer's Wrap $4.00
Friday - Meatballs & Spaghetti with Garlic bread $4.00

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