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School Bus Cancellations

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Kemptville Legion Supports St Michael History Department WWI Trench Project

Kemptville Legion Supports St Michael History Department WWI Trench Project

Kemptville Legion Branch 212 Executive member Ruth Garrett presents a cheque for $500.00 to SMCHS History Department for the on-going WWI trench project in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Great War. Thank you Legion members for the continued support.



Girls Basketball All-Stars Announced:

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to the LGSSAA Girls Basketball All-Star team for this year, as voted by the league's coaches:
In Junior, St. Mike’s All-Stars are power forward Rachel Young (Grade 9) and point guard Megan O’Connell (Grade 9).
In Senior, the Mustang All-Stars are shooting guard Eva Kuhar (Grade 11), point guard Michelle Wilson (Grade 12), point guard Sarah Benoit (Grade 11), and forward Brooke Cornel (Grade 10).

The game takes place on January 8 at 6pm at St. Mary CHS in Brockville.

[In order: Brooke Cornel, Eva Kuhar, Sarah Benoit, Michelle Wilson, Megan O'Connell, and Rachel Young]

St Michael Music Department Annual Christmas Concert

The Bayshore Shopping Centre trip scheduled for Thursday December 11th has been canceled.  Students can see Ms. Bridson for a refund.
  Great Day For St. Mike's Special Olympic Team  

The St. Michael Catholic High School Special Olympic Team competed in the Four Corners Special Olympics Ontario Bocce Ball Qualifier on Tuesday Dec. 3rd at the Louis Riel Dome in Ottawa. There were 16 high schools from across Eastern Ontario that participated. Our Mustangs played extremely well with 2 wins and 1 tie. We should know in the New Year if we made the Provincial Championships in Toronto in June. Special mention goes out to Jillian Simpson, Domenic and Giacomo Astorino, Kurtis Parent, Matthew Cadney, and Ben Sunderland for displaying such poise and accuracy during the competition. Also an extra special mention and thank-you to the St. Michael students who volunteered to help Special Olympic Ontario with this event! Please check their Facebook Page: Four Corners Special Olympics Ontario for great photo highlights of the day!

December - A Month To Celebrate at SMCHS
There are a number of events happening throughout December that you should take note of:
-Friday December 5th: Pajama Day
-Thursday December 11th: Ugly Christmas Sweater Day & Bayshore Shopping Trip 2:45-7:30
-Thursday December 18th: Red, White & Green Day
-Friday December 12th: Elf Help Auction (come bid on an elf's services in the caf at lunch! All money goes to OXFAM Canada)
-Friday December 19th: Period 4 Christmas Talent Show

Senior Boys Basketball Update
Tuesday, December 16 at TISS

St. Mike's Boys Basketball teams split games with the TISS Pirates on Tuesday.  The Juniors fell 48 to 27 with Emmett Graham leading his team with 7 points.  The Seniors claimed a 57 to 41 victory to remain undefeated in league play.  Craig Oliver overcame the flu to score 25 points while Cory O'Connell stepped up to score 15.  Jonah Holthus contributed 13 points.  The Mustangs next travel to North Bay for a tournament over the Christmas Break.

[photo: Senior basketballer Jonah Holthus holds up his All-Star prize earned over the weekend in tournament play at the TISS Classic.]


2014 - 15 SMCHS Yearbooks

Pre-ordering the Yearbook:

From Monday Nov 24 to Friday Dec 5, students can now pre-order a copy of the yearbook at thespecial introductory price of $45.  It will be sold next May 2015 at the regular price of $55.
Complete the form and return it with $45 in cash or by cheque (payable to SMCHS).  A receipt will be issued with each order.
Grade 9 to 12 students can submit the orders in front of the cafeteria at lunch time.
Grade 7 & 8 students can submit the orders to their your homeroom teachers.
Nipissing University Scholarship Avaliable

The deadline for those grade 12 students wishing to be nominated for the Schulich Leader Scholarship is Friday November 28.  You must be attending one of their designated universities and be entering into a math, science or engineering program.  Visit the guidance office if you would like to be considered for the scholarship.
Nominations for the Schulich Scholarships are now being accepted for St. Michael.  Scholarships worth up to $80 000 are available for university bound students in the engineering, math or science & technology fields of study.  One nominee per school is selected.  See the Guidance Office if you are interested.

Annie Underhill Recieves Tribute In Ontario Legislature
Engineering & Design Sessions at Carleton U

Attention senior students thinking about Engineering at Carleton University:
You are invited to experience what it would be like to be an engineering student in two different ways:
1.       Come to a free Engineering and Design Session on a Saturday from November 8th to December 6th.  Each type of Engineering will have its own session. 
For more information, please go to http://admissions.carleton.ca/saturday-engineering-and-design-sessions/
2.       Join the Engineering Mentorship Program and spend a day paired up with an Engineering student going to lectures, labs, and tutorials, and eating in the cafeteria. 
For more information, please go to http://carleton.ca/engineering-design/cemp/

St Michael Music Students Attend Music Workshop

Dual Credit Program

Register For Dual Credit Program

Registrations are now open for St. Lawrence and Algonquin College’s winter dual credit programs.  Dual credit courses are courses offered at college that are open to high school students.  The course allows you to earn a college credit as well as a high school credit.  There are many interesting options available.  Please see the Guidance office if you are interested or require more information.
Through Dual Credits students have the opportunity to:
  • Earn high school credits while studying at a local college or taking apprenticeship training
  • Gain experience that will help them with their postsecondary education or apprenticeship
  • Get a head start on learning and training for their future careers.
Details regarding the dual credits that are available can be found at http://dualcredit.passpathways.on.ca/

Carleton University Helps Grade 12 Math Students

Starting this Saturday, October 18th from 10AM to 12PM and running once a month (sometime twice), the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton is running drop in tutorials to assist grade 12 students in Advance Functions, Calculus and Physics. We are holding these sessions to assist students in reaching their goals towards a post-secondary education in STEM. These sessions are free of charge and facilitated by current University Students. The sessions currently only accommodate grade 12 students but we are working to expand the sessions in the future to accommodate to Gr 11 students as well. If you have students that you believe would benefit from this program, please refer them to the following link where they can register for the workshops: http://carleton.ca/engineering-design/outreach/tutor/
Registration is required so we can determine how many facilitators to provide for these workshops to ensure that everyone is looked after.
University/College Application Tips

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Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) Fact Sheet

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Great Way for Students to Remember

Don't Forget - Remind!

Grade 12 students and their parents can now sign up  to receive text messages or e-mails reminding them when an event related to Graduation is coming up or when information important to graduates need to be quickly disseminated.  Click on image to download how-to instructions.



  St Michael Student Part of Youth Ambassador Program  

(Photo taken by Logan Warford)

We are very proud of Grade 12 student, Randilynne Urslack, who was chosen, after a very stringent application and interview process, to take part in the Youth Ambassadors Program this past summer.  Only sixteen students, from all across Canada, were chosen to participate.  The Youth Ambassadors Program promotes mutual understanding between Canada and the United States, and prepares young men and women for leadership roles in their communities.  Randilynne travelled to several destinations in the United States, including New York City and Washington, D.C.  As a Youth Ambassador, Randilynne learned about civics, community service, entrepreneurship, and leadership, skills she will apply through participation in community service projects here at home.
For more information about the Youth Ambassadors Program:

Great Honour For SMCHS Student
  St Michael Student Annie Underhill 2014-2015 CHEO Champion Child  
(Photo taken by Logan Warford)

Annie was chosen to represent the
CHEO Foundation and the Children's Miracle Network as the 2014/2015 Champion Child.
Through the Childrens Miracle Network, the Champions presented by Walmart honours remarkable children who have  triumphed despite their medical challenges. For their courage and perseverance, the champions are selected as ambassadors for the 2.6 million children and youth treated at Children's Miracle network hospitals across Canada. 
As the CHEO Champion, Annie will play a vitally important role in sharing the good work CHEO did for Annie, and continues to do for other patients.  Annie will represent CHEO at various special events, media opportunity, store openings, campaign meetings and Telethon preparations. 
Annie will have the opportunity to Travel to Toronto in November where she will meet 11 other Champion from across Canada and share stories about how their lives have been saved and improved because of the tremendous work at their local hospital. From Toronto she will travel to Walt Disney World, Orlando, where she will come together with the Champions from United States.






University & College Presentation Schedule

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  Focus on Education Designed to Help Students  





St Michael Students Work on Ferguson Forest Trails

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Welcome Back To Another Great Year At SMCHS

(Photo Credit: Ryan Powell)

Welcome to St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, Ontario.

We are honoured to be the Administrators of such a caring Christian community founded in Catholic values, dedicated to academic excellence and committed to preparing students to meet the challenges of the future. Our school's vision is "Called Together to Learn" in serving all our students. As we enter our 15 year as a Catholic High School, we look forward to working with our staff, students and parents and community partners this school year in supporting our vision and achieving student success for all our students at St. Michael Catholic High School.

Come and witness our Mustang Spirit that is so evident in our school community with the many extra and co-curricular activities offered by our committed staff for our students. We invite you to visit our school's website at www.smchs.ca for a listing of all our teams and clubs our staff offer for our students at St. Michael Catholic High School.
We look forward to having you meet our dedicated staff and dynamic student body. Our Guidance department would be happy to provide a tour of our school and view our new 22 classroom addition. The new rooms include a state of the art science lab, meeting rooms, communication technology lab, double classroom, grade 7/8 wing and a beautiful atrium for our students. 

The staff and Mrs. Finnegan and I will continue to work in partnership with our students, parents and Parish community members in teaching our students to follow the ways of Jesus through thoughts, words and actions at St. Michael Catholic High School.
We leave you with a prayer from our Patron Saint, Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray and do thou O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
Yours in Catholic Education,
Richard James, Principal    Dawn Finnegan, Vice Principal

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