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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

St Michael Music Students Attend Music Workshop

Take Your Kid To Work Day

Take Our Kid to Work Day. 

For all Grade 9 students.  Wednesday November 5th.  Permission forms are dues by Monday October 27th. If you have any questions speak to the Guidance Department.

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.
Team Mantracker School-Wide Fundraiser All Set For Oct 17th.

We are pleased to share with you St. Michael’s Fall School-Wide Fundraiser: The Mustang Spirit Activity Day, otherwise known as, “TMR” – Team Mantracker Race.  Students will have the opportunity to form a team and participate in fun team-building and challenging activities for both the mind and body throughout the day on Friday, October 17th, 2014. 
The cost to participate is $20.00, which includes a barbeque lunch.  Cheques should be made payable to St. Michael Catholic High School.  All proceeds go to supporting curricular and extra-curricular programs this school year.  Sign-ups will take place during the lunch hour throughout this week.
We look forward to a great Mustang Spirit Day! 

University/College Application Tips

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Bishop's University Tour

Bishop’s University Open House

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
9:30 am to 3:30 pm

You'll get a real sense of what it's like to be a student at Bishop's University by meeting the Principal, talking to the professors behind our academic programs and exploring the many clubs and activities that are waiting for you. We’ll offer you a comprehensive tour of campus, a meal in the dining hall and a chance to talk to our students about their university experience. Let us show you the amazing sense of community our university is known for!

Accelerated Open House Admissions. By joining us on October 25th, you will have the opportunity to apply on site for free. Additionally, the Admissions Office will review your request for admissions during the Open House activities and provide you with an official admissions decision before you leave at the end of the event.  Just bring an official transcript.  This offer does not apply to programs which require additional evaluation, like Education and Music.
For more information, contact the SMCHS Guidance Office.
Junior Girls Basketball Update

The St. Mike's Junior Girls basketball team played host to the South Grenville Giants on Thursday.  The Mustangs put forth a great effort for all four quarters but unfortunately fell to the Giants in the end, 37 to 19.  Megan O'Connell led the scoring with 8 points while Rachel Young chipped in 7.  Halee Preston and Lauryn MacGillivray each added a basket.  Isabel Legere (pictured to the left) was a standout on defense.  Both St. Michael senior and junior girls basketball teams make the short trip across Kemptville to take on North Grenville this coming Tuesday.

Please note: You can listen to 97.5 Juice FM, Kemptville's Radio Station, to hear updates on Mustang Basketball repeated every half hour from 6 to 9AM following each game day.

St Michael CHS Facebook Page

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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.



Craft Sale Set For Another Year

St Michael Christmas Craft Sale, Novemeber 15, 2014

Calling all crafters, artisans, bakers and more! Vendor registration for our 15th annual Christmas Craft Show is now open. Information and the application form are available at:
  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.







goENG Girl Program 2014

The University of Ottawa would like to extend a special invitation to your students to participate in the tenth annual Go ENG Girl event, which will be held at the University of Ottawa campus on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This FREE event will give girls in grades 7 to 10 the chance to explore the exciting field of engineering through activities designed just for them! The goal is to encourage girls to consider studies and careers in engineering by introducing them to fun hands-on experiences and by providing them with women role models they can look up to. Parents will have the opportunity to attend interesting sessions designed to inform them on how they can support and encourage their daughters to consider the engineering field. Click on image for registration info.



Ontario University Fair

Ontario University Fair - September 19-21, 2104, Toronto 

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University & College Presentation Schedule

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  Focus on Education Designed to Help Students  




Study and Go Abroad Fair in Ottawa is taking place on October 6th, 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Center. Students who want to take a year off to travel, work, or volunteer abroad and students who are thinking of doing post-secondary work in a different country will find all sorts of great information at this event.  Click on link for further information http://www.studyandgoabroad.com/ottawa.html#.VA8szcK-18E

St Michael Students Work on Ferguson Forest Trails

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School Bus Cancellations

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