|A TRIP OF A LIFETIME|
The St Michael Historical Society is pleased to announce the chance for students to go on the trip of a lifetime. Students are invited to go to France in April of 2017 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the great Battle of Vimy Ridge and to tour the battle fields of World War One and World War Two. The trip includes stops in London where students will tour places like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London before moving on tour Belgium and France with stops at the great monuments of the wars including the D-Day beaches and the memorial grave sites of the fallen soldiers. The trip will culminate with a ceremony at the Vimy Ridge battle site where thousands of Canadians will be present to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle and the 150th anniversary of Canada as a nation. Don’t miss out on this chance of a lifetime. Students are invited to an information meeting at lunchtime in rm 216 on Monday, November 30th. Until then is you have any questions see Mr. Bortolussi or Mr. Finner for details. Don’t let this trip pass you by.
View SMCHS Foods Students Making Chicken Parmigiana- Interested in having a delicious dinner pre-made for you and your family? Contact Mr. Knight at email@example.com by 12 noon on Thursday, Nov 26th. Cost is $8.00 per dinner. Available for pick up on Friday.
Mr. Wong will be taking the "Class of 2016 Photo" for the Yearbook. Please make plans to assemble with your peers in the new atrium at 2:05pm on Tues December 1.
Parents and students can pre-order the 2016 Yearbook at the "Early-Bird" price of $55.
For high school students, order forms are being sent home with mid-term report cards. Bring the order form and payment to the tables in front of the cafeteria at the beginning of lunch time (11:00-11:10am). Cash and cheques (payable to SMCHS) are accepted. A receipt will be issued for every pre-order.
For intermediate students, submit your order form with payment to your homeroom teacher.
Pre-orders are only accepted until Friday December 4, 2015. Take advantage of this introductory price. The Yearbook will be sold at its regular price of $65. in June 2016.
Student Council is hosting the annual semi-formal dance on Thursday December 3rd from 7-10 PM. The cost is $10. Students and any signed in guests MUST have their student ID card to be admitted to the dance.
Once again this year, St Michael CHS is participating in the annual Knights of Columbus Christmas Food Drive. Students are collecting can and dry goods during the two weeks of Nov 16 - 27th. The public can contirbute to this important event by donating goods at the Kemptville Public Library, the North Grenville Curling Rink, the North Grenville Municipal Centre and of course at our school.
The Catholic School Council is hosting a used uniform sales taking place during parent-teacher interviews on November 26th and December 2nd. All proceeds from the used uniform sale benefit school activities and groups.
SMCHS Resiliency Survey set for November 23 - December 2. Click here to down load further information.
For the first time at St. Michael's - the Yearbook Class is producing a new page for Grade-12 students. Yes - "The Graduates Baby Pictures" page.
Students of St. Michael Catholic High School,
We would like to invite members of our school community to join us in celebrating our faith at St. Michael CHS on Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm. We are honoured to have Arch Bishop O’Brien presiding at this Mass. This Catholic Education Coalition event is an opportunity for us celebrate Catholic Education and continue to work together with our Parish, School and Parent community. The Holy Doors from each region will be joined together to signify our unity as a Catholic School Community. We look forward to seeing you there.
On Monday October 26th the 21 Ontario universities will be visiting St. Michael CHS from 12:30 till 1:30 as part of their information sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the campuses and programs offered at each school. For further information visit the Guidance office.
Trent University Trip
Any grade 12 students interested in visiting the Trent University Campus on Friday October 23rd to learn more about the campus and the programs offered need to sign up in Guidance by Monday October 19th.
General Learning Strategies Offered to Grade 8 & 9 Students-New start time
Starting Wednesday, October 28th St. Michael will be offering General Learning Strategies to grade 8 and 9 interested in earning a high school credit. GLS-10 is being offered to students after school Monday and Wednesday from 2:30-4:00p.m. General Learning Strategies focuses on effective study skills, organizational skills, and learning strategies that will enhance your child's education experience. Focus will also be put on a...pps that will help with organizational skills as well as electronic agendas. Forms will be sent home Wednesday October 14, 2015 and will be available to pick up at the main office. Should your child be interested in obtaining a high school credit, please complete the information below and return to the main office.
If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to call the school at 258-7232.
The attendance office would like to remind all students and parents of the policies and procedures regarding signing out of school:
-All students must have parent permission via a note or phone call before signing out.
-Students are always required to sign out of school, even if their parents have already called to give permission.
-Students are not permitted to leave school without signing out!
- All students who have signed out must leave school property immediately upon signing out.
Calling all Girls!
Go ENG Girl provides an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7-10 across Ontario and one parent/guardian to visit their local university campus and learn from women professionals, academics and students about the wonderful world of engineering.
This event is free of cost, and is an opportunity for both Parents and Girls, to learn what engineering is all about and the possibilities that open for the girls, when they choose engineering. Click on the link http://www.onwie.ca/programs/go-eng-girl for further information.
Schulich Leader Scholarships are prestigious entrance scholarships awarded to high school graduates enrolling in science, technology, engineering or mathematics programs in university. Each year one nominee is selected from St. Michael as our candidate to win 1 of 50 scholarships. If you are a grade 12 student that would like to apply to be the St. Michael nominee, see Mr. MacDonald in the guidance office.
Explore is a 5 week intensive French language immersion program open to all grade 11 & 12 students during the summer months at 1 of 22 institutions across Canada. The best part is that the tuition and residence is free. If you are interested in learning more about Explore visit your friendly neighbourhood guidance counsellor.
The University of Ottawa will be hosting open houses on Friday October 30 and Saturday October the 31st. It is an excellent opportunity to visit the school and learn more about the programs offered. If you are interested visit the Guidance Office for more information.
(Pictured are the members of the 2015-2016 Student Council along with Student Council Teacher Liaison Ms. Bridson and Principal Mr. Richard James and Vice Principal Mrs. Finnegan)
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.
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.
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