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Mustang Skier on Top of Her Game

St. Michael celebrates the ski accomplishments of our Grade 10 Student, Emily Graf. Emily is a member of the U16 Team in Quebec. Emily races within Ontario and Quebec and trains internationally. Emily’s home hill is Mont Ste Marie in Quebec.  We are very proud of our Mustang, Emily Graf!!


SMCHS Student Presents Mural To Municipal Centre
  ImageClick on image to download news article from The North Grenville Times highlighting the presentation of a mural created by St Michael Grade 11 student Melissa Workman in support of Community Living North Grenville promoting the idea of inclusion.







A College & University Readiness Workshop for Students with ASD
Are you thinking about attending college or university next year?
Are you wondering what you can do now to get ready?
This workshop will help students with ASD and their families:
Learn more about the differences between high school and a post-secondary program
Think about the roles and responsibilities of students and family members during the transition and beyond
Discuss “post-secondary readiness” to identify strengths and potential gaps in current skill levels
Set goals for skill development in preparation for post-secondary education
Students and their families will leave with a resource package that will include a list of recommended activities to pre-pare for the transition to post-secondary education. Perspectives of current post-secondary students will be shared. This workshop will be presented as concurrent sessions for students and family members.

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: Algonquin College
Please email peaceh@algonquincollege.com to reserve your space and receive additional details. Note that this session is open to students with ASD planning to attend any post-secondary institution in the fall.
This workshop is being offered by the Transition Support Centre, a pilot project being run by the Centre for Students with Disabilities at Algonquin College.






St. Francis Xavier Mtg Set
On Monday February 8th  St. Francis Xavier University will be hosting its information session at the Lago Restaurant in the Dow’s Lake Pavillion from 7:00-9:00 p.m.  For more information contact Mariah MacKeigan at mmackeig@stfx.ca.

SMCHS Students Perform Well in Annual Legion Contest

Congratulations to Hannah Marceau – Grade 8 – 1st place – Zone Level (right) and Kiara Vandemkeen – Grade 8 – 3rd place – Zone Level for their winning contibutions to the 2016 Legion Remebrance Day Literacy Contest. They won the Legion competition for Zone level (after winning the “Local” level) for their poem/essay ….their poem/essay has now been sent to the “District” level.





Un Jeu Parfait
  Students in Mme Lefebvre's French Immersion Phys-ed class enjoy a game of bowling on a cold winter's day.  




SMCHS Spring Performance


This year’s St. Michael Drama Production is the highly anticipated original play “JUVIE”. This serious drama set in a juvenile detention center deals with some mature themes and also involves a murder mystery – hold on to the edge of your seats for this surprising script from student Erin McEvoy. The play boasts an outstanding cast, is directed by Grade 12 student Emily Bellefontaine and Grade 11 student Taylor Sabourin and opens Thursday April 21st. Rehearsals are taking place twice daily and set design and construction is almost complete. Mustang Drama has been the recipient of multiple local and provincial awards in the last two years and this production looks to continue that streak. Tickets go on sale in March. See you at the theatre!

(Pictured: Female Lead Julie-Anne Scales rehearses a key scene)

Click here to download Semester 1 Exam Schedule and here to download Exam Rules & Procedures.
Jr Girls V-Ball Off To A Great Start

The St. Michael C.H.S. Junior Girls Volleyball team traveled to Kingston on Sunday to participate in the Nicole S. tournament at Queens University.  The girls were off to a slow start but by Game 2, had found their stride and ended the morning by finishing first in their pool.  They advanced to the finals where they met their match against Regiopolis (Notre Dame).  It was a nail-biting finish to the very end as St. Mike's continued to go toe-to-toe with their opponent.  St. Mike's won the first set and lost the second.  In the defining third set, our girls rose to the occasion, gave it their all and walked away champions!  Coach Lefebvre has commended the team on their level of skilled play, team spirit and above all the mental toughness they demonstrated under pressure.  Well done ladies!


FSL Trip to Quebec City


The French Department is pleased to offer its annual trip to Québec City for FSL students enrolled in grades 9 and 10 Immersion and Core French. The trip will be held from May 25th -27th, 2016. Students will travel by luxury motor coach for the 3 days and visit places such as Vieux Québec, Ste. Anne Canyon, Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Parc de la Chute Montmorency, Aquarium de Québec, and les Galeries de la Capital shopping center, and more. They will taste local delights, see a theater performance and even try their skills at improvisation. Students are invited to attend an information session Tuesday December 15th at 11:00am in room 287 and register for the trip by Friday December 18th (only a partial payment will be due). Please see Mme Thompson in Rm 287 for more information.


Ski Club All Set For 2014-2015 Season

Forms for this year’s Ski Club can be picked up from Mr. S. MacDonald.  The cost is $350 ($440 for renters). Price includes tickets and coach bus to and from the hill.  Starts January 6th and continues for the next 7 Wednesdays. 




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.

Still Time To Sign Up

Quebec Ski Trip
There is till room for any students wishing to go on the Quebec ski trip to Sainte-Anne and Le Massif.  The trip takes place from Friday February 5 to Sunday February 7 and includes 3 days of skiing and two night’s accommodation.  Travel via coach bus.  Cost of the trip is $370.  If interested see Mr. S. MacDonald.
2014 - 2015 Yearbook Early-Bird Prices

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.

From Mr. Knight's Foods Class Chefs:

Place your order soon!

Attention Graduating Students

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.


Attention SMCHS Staff & Students

Special Message From The Attendance Office

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.
Please contact Ms. Bridson, Dean of Attendance, should you have any questions or concerns regarding these policies.

French Immersion Programs Available

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.







March Break Trip Info
Any students in Grades 9-12 who are interested in participating in the European trip to Ireland, Scotland and England for the 2016 March Break, are invited to an information meeting in Room 282 at the beginning of lunch on Friday September 18th. Please see Ms. Bridson for more information.

Welcome to St. Michael Catholic High School in Kemptville, Ontario.
(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)
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 board's theme this year is "Ignite The Light - Wake Up The World". We look forward to working with our staff, students and parents and community partners this school year in supporting our school board's 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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