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School Bus Cancelation

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Annual Spring Concert Set for May 28th

Sweet Spring Sounds All Set

Spring has finally arrived, and it is time for our Annual Spring Concert, taking place on Thursday, May 28th, at 7pm.
Family, friends, and community members are all welcome to come and enjoy some beautiful or jazzy or uplifting or just-plain-fun music!
There is no admission, but we will gladly accept donations at the door, and at the Bakesale table before, during, and after the concert.
Please join us!!

SMCHS Greenhouse Sale
  It's Time To Plant  
 
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St Michael Annual Greenhouse Sale will take place on Wednesday, May 20 and Friday May 22. All plants will be on sale for $1.00 each. Available for sale are tomato and other vegetable plants, many different herb plants including Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Oregano, Parsley and many more. Flowers for sale include Cosmos, Marigolds, Sunflowers to name a few. Hours of operation are from 8:
10am - 3:00pm. Customers are asked to bring a small box or tray to carry plants home as well as small bills or coins to pay.

 


 

 

 
     
  Beautiful Works From CDSBEO Students  
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Without Exception Celebrates 5th Successful Opening On September 28th, 2012

Without Exception: Exceptional Art from Beautiful Minds celebrated it’s 5th annual Vernissage at the Mill of Kintail in Almonte. The opening was a celebration of artworks created by 37 high school students with special needs from the CDSBEO. This year’s opening was celebrated with over 100 people visiting the show on the opening night. Artworks were on display at the Mill of Kintail from the beginning of September through Thanksgiving weekend. Since 2008, Sarah Jaynes and Mieke Stacey, who work together at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, have run art workshops and toured the exhibitions throughout Eastern Ontario.  They are pleased to welcome Lindsay Melnick, a teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Hammond, in joining them.

Every year students come together for a one day workshop to work on a new project. This year’s theme for the program was Birds.  The Without Exception program has been gaining popularity since its creation and has been shared with school boards across Canada. In an effort to share the joy of this program, 100% of the profits from the sale of items such as prints, note cards, mugs, t-shirts, canvas bags and now prints on canvas are donated to the Good Samaritan Trust Fund. 
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Relay For Life Cancelled
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our planned Relay for Life due to a lack of participation. All money raised thus far will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. If students choose to, they may get a refund for their $15 participation fee or donate that money to the Canadian Cancer Society. We are asking for all moneys to be submitted to the school by Friday May 22nd. We will present a cheque to Cam Whalen of the Canadian Cancer Society at a later date.
Please see Ms. Bridson if you have any questions or concerns.

 
SMCHS Play "Stay With Me" Opens May 13th
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Director Sydney Taylor and actress/singer Theresa Graham showed up on JUICE FM's morning show to promote this year's play "STAY WITH ME". (Click on image or link to download soundtrack) https://soundcloud.com/diana-leeson-fis…/staywithmegrahamwav). The show opens Wednesday May 13 at 7:30 p.m. and runs for three nights. Tickets are five dollars each and a percentage of profits goes to support "Kayaking for Cancer". Tickets are available at the door or from michael.blouin@cdsbeo.on.ca. St. Michael's stage productions are entirely written, performed and directed by students and last year's production won two Awards of Excellence and a Theatre Ontario Award.


 

 

 
     
Mustang Soccer Underway
     
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Click on image to download Brockville Recorder article on the Mustang's Soccer program.

 
     
SMCHS Yearbook Capture Prestigious Award
     
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St. Michael's Yearbook staff was given an Achievement Award by Jostens for producing an outstanding publication.   The award is given to schools with creative photographic coverage and innovative graphic art design.
It contains many candid and spontaneous Mustang moments never seen before!  Mr. Wong would like to congratulate his students for their superb contribution:  Dallyn Keegan, Danielle Larocque, Tory MacDonald, Brianna McDonald, Connor McMartin, Kurtis Price, Logan Warford, Jeremy Constantineau, Rebecca Krpan, Claire Murphy, Craig Oliver, Taylor Poulin, Ryan Powell,  Kayla Richter and Brianna Workman.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to a project that so many will appreciate in the years to come.


 

 

 
     

Dress Code Reminder

As the warm weather has now arrived, we would like to remind parents and students of our rules regarding attire on casual days:
 -all students are required to wear shirts with sleeves; no tank tops or muscle shirts may be worn, no matter the width
-shorts, skirts and dresses must be an appropriate length, in keeping with the length of uniform shorts and skirts
-clothing must not promote the use of drugs or alcohol or any other inappropriate message

 
Yearbooks Have arrived

Yearbook Sale Starts Wednesday May 6

The yearbooks are here!

If you have pre-order from last November, your copy is reserved and waiting for pickup.  If you wish to purchase a copy - the cost is $55.00.  Cash or cheque (made out to SMCHS) is accepted and a receipt will be issued.

For high school students:  See Mr. Wong on the 2nd floor in the new wing from 10:55 to 11:10am each weekday.

For intermediate students:  See Mrs. Kingsbury in her homeroom during intermediate lunch time.

Mr. Wong would like to thank the Yearbook Production class from for producing an outstanding publication for the school community to enjoy in the years to come.
 



 

Spring Drama Set To Stage
  Stand By Me - 2015 Drama Production  
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The cast and crew of the original play “Stay With Me” are eagerly anticipating the opening night of the St. Michael Catholic High School production on Wednesday May 13th. The play has been written by fourteen students ranging in age level from Grades 9 to 12 and features a cast of 26 as well as numerous backstage technicians.
 
Last year’s very well received production of “Bully” was the recipient of two Awards of Excellence from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario and also garnered a prestigious Theatre Ontario Award for its writer and assistant director, then Grade 12 student Elizabeth Friend. This year's play is directed gy Grade 12 student Sydney Taylor.
 
The Drama Department oversees the writing of each two hour production working largely over the summer and open auditions are held in October. Over sixty students auditioned for the roles in “Stay With Me” and the talent level exceeded the production team’s already high expectations. Rehearsals began as soon as the show was cast and took place every day at lunch and after school for eight months. 
 
“Stay With Me” opens Wednesday May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic High School with subsequent performances the following two evenings. Tickets are five dollars with a percentage of profits this year going towards Kayaking for Cancer. Last year’s production donated a thousand dollars to the Ogooma Uganda Orphan’s Home. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance by contacting Michael Blouin at michael.blouin@cdsbeo.on.ca.
 
Photo: members of the cast Phillip Scott, Emily Bellefontaine, Craig Oliver, Sydney Taylor, Chris Alblas and Theresa Graham enjoy a “friendly” ice cream together. (photo credit: Elizabeth Friend)
 

 

 
     
SMCHS Attend 2015 Envirothon
On Tuesday, April 28 ten students from St. Michael travelled to the Limerick Forest interpretive center to participate in Envirothon - a skills based competition focusing on environmental stewardship and best practices.  Amanda Casey, Megan Watters, Madeline Hubbard, Ashley Snippe, and Sydney Brownlee represented the junior grades well while Kaitlin Casey, Emily Young, Aileen Silva, Nick Weissflogg, and Alex Cornel represented the senior grades.
 
Workshops on at-risk species, wetland management, forestry assessment, and species identification made for a full and exciting day.
Kemptville Dandelion Festival Tickets Available on Line
  Dandelion Festival 2015  
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"Join us for the Dandelion Dinner Friday May 22nd 2015 at Leslie Hall in Kempville. Early Bird Tickets are on Sale until April 27th @ 6:00pm for $65. Regular tickets will then go on sale for $75. Tickets can be purchased online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dandelion-dinner-tickets-15874471973 "
 


 


 

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SMCHS Participates In Earth Day Clean Up
  On Thursday, April 23, students from all grades participated in a school ground clean up in support of Earth Day and the North Grenville and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) "Pitch In" clean up day.
 
  In addition to cleaning up the school grounds, students also cleaned up a section of Kemptville Creek in the Curry Park area.  This collaboration with the RVCA will continue next week when students will return to Kemptville Creek to reintroduce native species along the shoreline in an effort to increase the buffer area beside the creek.

CDSBEO Endorses Renewed Catholic Education Coalition Vision

April 6th, 2015
 
Dear Member of Catholic Faith Community,
 
Recently the Catholic District School Board endorsed a renewed vision of our Catholic Education Coalition.  This enhanced vision involves creating regional Coalition committees to better speak to the local needs of individual regions.  These regional committees will continue to preserve, proclaim and protect Catholic education with a renewed focus on showcasing students and schools within the region.
 
The membership of these regional Coalition committees will include a Trustee, Superintendent, Clergy, Community members, Principals, School Staff, Catholic School Council members, Chaplaincy Leaders, Parent Involvement Committee members and Student Senate representatives.
 
The renewed Catholic Education Coalition will be launched at the Kemptville Board Office on Monday, April 27th at 6:30 pm with a presentation by Michael Pautler, Executive Director of the Institute for Catholic Education.  Mr. Pautler will speak about the challenges facing Catholic education today and the need to continue to promote Catholic education.  Following the presentation at 7:30 pm we will be able to meet as a Regional Committee.
 
We would like to invite you to be a member of the Regional Catholic Education Coalition - Leeds and Grenville.Your participation at any level would be greatly appreciated.We are hopeful that our committee will address the unique needs of our region as we preserve, protect and proclaim the gift that is Catholic education.Please contact Dawn or John-Paul if you are able to be part of our committee and join us at the renewed Catholic Education Coalition.
 
Yours in Catholic Education,
 
Dawn FinneganJohn-Paul Elliott
Vice-PrincipalPrincipal

St. Michael Catholic High SchoolSt. Joseph Catholic School
Kemptville, OntarioGananoque, Ontario
 

St Mary's University Open House
     
  St. Mary’s University will be hosting a weekend visit on July 18th & 19th.  They will cover the cost of a parent and student to stay on campus, take part in engaging workshops and get a taste of Halifax culture.  If interested see Mr. MacDonald in Guidance.Image

 

 

 
     
Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer Opportunity
 
Volunteers are needed on Sunday April 26th for the North Grenville Sustainability Fair.  The fair takes place at the Municipal Center from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Looking for students to greet people at the fair and/or help with kids’ activities.  Also looking for dishwashing helpers. 2-6 hours available.  Please contact Clare Weissflog at 613-269-2342 or e-mail c2nlt2@sympatico.ca for details.

 
Author Chris Nihmey To Speak to SMCHS on Mental Heath
  Click on the image to download information on Nihmey's Presentaion on May 14th.  
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St Mikes Students Take Memorable Holocaust Trip
  Twenty-Two St Michael students along with two teachers spent the recent March Break touring Holocaust History sites in Central Europe.  Click on image to download Inside Ottawa Valley news article.  
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SMCHS's Latest Production Almost Set

Cast & Crew of "Stay With Me"

 

 

Director Sydney Taylor and lead Phillip Scott try out some make up designs.   Director Sydney Taylor and lead Phillip Scott have make up applied by make up designer Madison Lightfoot and make up technician Mackenzie Bacon.

This year's Mustang Drama production "Stay With Me", a completely original student written and directed comedy/drama with music is set to open May 13th with performances also on May 14th and 15th. Last year's play received a Theatre Ontario Award and two Awards of Excellence from the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
 



 

Two Special Mustangs

 

Grade 8 Student Marc Legere   Grade 9 Student Dominico Astorino

Congratulations to two great SMCHS students for being selected for recipients of the Bravo Breakfast Award.  This award is presented annually to successful recipients who make significant, positive contributors to the life of the school and the Catholic school community.  Way to go!  Mustang Proud!
 




 

  SMCHS Competes At Eastern Ontario Skills Competition  
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Culinary student Katherine Welk-Holmes mixes it up at the first annual Master Chef competition hosted by St. Matthew's Catholic High School. The competition was part of the Skills Canada competition held at various locations throughout the city.

LOIS ANN BAKER/CORNWALL STANDARD-FREEHOLDER/QMI AGENCY
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EasternOntario Skills Competition
   

SMCHS Perform Well At Eastern Ontario Skills Competition

Over 30 of our students competed in the Eastern Ontario Skills Competition in Cornwall - a fantastic event that included 300 students from 15 different high schools across three school boards. As usual, our kids without exception were creative, enthusiastic, skilled, well mannered, and placed well; especially when you consider that our grade 9s through 11s were often up against experienced grade 12s. We are proud of ...all of them.

Highlights:
Austin White - 3rd place in Cabinetmaking

Katherine Welk-Holmes - 2nd place in Culinary Arts

Alex Cornel and Emily Young - 1st place in team Environmental

Megan Watters and Amanda Casey - 2nd place in team Environmental

Dan Lortie and St. Lawrence, again, put on a fantastic day for the kids and thanks go to them and Mr. Lapierre, Mr. Knight, and Mr. MacDonald for support before, during, and after the event.

Congratulations Mustangs!

Photo credits: Danielle Larocque & Tory MacDonald

 

 
     
Mustang Jr. Girls Capture EOSSAA Volleybal Title
  A St Michael First  
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The St. Michaels Junior volleyball team claimed an EOSSAA title with their successful day in Smith Falls last week.  The girls came into the day as the fourth seed hoping to gain some experience throughout the day but managed to pull through a couple key games while peaking at the right time to clench the 2015 Junior Girls EOSSAA Volleyball Championship.
The girls came out strong in their first game of the day against the always fierce Bayridge from Kingston and fell just short, but they fought back in their second game of round robin play against St. Joes from Cornwall to advance to the semi-final.  With a big game ahead of them against the number one seed, Casselman, the girls struggled through their first set but did not let that get them down and slowly pushed their way back to win the next two sets and clench a spot against Carleton place in the finals.  After the biggest back and for game of the season, the girls managed to keep their composure and won the third and final set 15-12.
Go Mustangs!
 
Pic – Back. Coach: Melanie Armstrong, Emily Collier, Tatianna Weissflog, Tess Corkery, Melissa Keating, Amanda Casey, Megan O’Connell, Rachel Howarth
Front – Sydney Murray, Grace Besserer, Brooke Cornel, Natasha Lapenskie, Isabelle Legere

 


 

 

 
     
R.J. McCarthy New Uniform Guide and Prices

Click on image to download McCarthy School Uniform Guide For 2015 - 2016



 
 

 

SMCHS Perform Well At Eastern Ontario Skills Competition
Over 30 of our students competed in the Eastern Ontario Skills Competition in Cornwall - a fantastic event that included 300 students from 15 different high schools across three school boards.  As usual, our kids without exception were creative, enthusiastic, skilled, well mannered, and placed well;  especially when you consider that our grade 9s through 11s were often up against experienced grade 12s.  We are proud of all of them.

Highlights:
Austin White - 3rd place in Cabinetmaking

Katherine Welk-Holmes - 2nd place in Culinary Arts

Alex Cornel and Emily Young - 1st place in team Environmental

Megan Watters and Amanda Casey - 2nd place in team Environmental

Dan Lortie and St. Lawrence, again, put on a fantastic day for the kids and thanks go to them and Mr. Lapierre, Mr. Knight, and Mr. MacDonald for support before, during, and after the event.

Congratulations Mustangs!
SMCHS 3rd Relay For Life
     
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SMCHS Prepping For Relay For Life

St. Mike's Student Council attended Relay University today at Strathmere to learn all about organizing and running Relay for Life! We have an amazing Relay Crew who are extremely excited about our 3rd ever Relay that will take place at St. Mike's on May 22nd. More info will be shared in the coming weeks.

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2104 - 2015 Graduation Info
Special Message For Graduating Students

This is a message from the St. Michael CHS Graduation Committee.  Graduation for our Grade 12 students has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 24th at 1:00 pm.  Each student is asked to limit their guests to four people so that there is room for each student’s guests to be seated in the gymnasium.  All students who are eligible to graduate and who wish to attend must submit a $45 fee to cover the cost of gown rental, keepsake hats, tassles, diploma folders, and the celebration tea taking place after the ceremony.  Students who are not planning to attend the ceremony must indicate this to Mrs. Grant, our Guidance secretary, and are still required to submit a $10 fee to cover the costs of the diploma folder.  Graduation fees are due to Mrs. Grant by Friday, March 13th (the Friday before March Break.)  Thank you.
Bishop University Business Webinars
     
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Williams School of Business Webinar
Find out why our reputation precedes us

Are you considering a career in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Human Resources, or International Business? If so, please let them know about our upcoming webinar on Sunday, February 22nd.

Students Julia Hayes and Gabriel Jodoin will share what it’s like to study business at Bishop’s: the classroom experience, student-professor relationships, experiential learning opportunities, Co-Op (work-study), the Bishop’s University Commerce Society (BUCS) and more. Following their presentation Julia and Gabriel will be available online to answer any questions.

Students can click below to sign up. It is a great opportunity to take advantage of!
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SMCHS Art Show A Huge Success

StM-Student Art Show 2015 -ProShow from Mr. Wong on Vimeo.
St. Michael's art teacher, Ms. Lindsay Melnick assembled a wonderful collection of art pieces from her students.  A variety of art forms were on exhibition, including:  acrylic paintings, charcoal and pencil drawings, ceramic and wired art pieces.  It was a feast for the eyes as the up and coming young artists discussed their creations with family and friends.  Students, parents, and grandparents shared many proud moments. 

Enjoy a quick virtual tour of "SMCHS Student Art Show" capturing the memorable evening.

 

  March Break 2016 Trip Set  

 
MARCH BREAK 2016 at SMCHS: Capitals of the British Isles! Our adventures will start in Ireland, then Scotland and finish in England! If you're interested in participating in this exciting travel opportunity, come to the meeting in room 282 at 11:00 on Tues. Feb. 24. Please see Ms. Bridson if you have any questions!
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Important Meeting For Students on March Break Trip to Germany

There will be a mandatory pre-departure meeting for all participants of the upcoming Holocaust in Europe tour on Tuesday February 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the school library. This is a meeting for both parents and students.  You are reminded to bring your tip money and any outstanding paper work to this meeting. There will be a representative from EF there to answer all of your questions.

 


 

SMCHS Cake Auction

Cake Auction For SMCHS Guatemala Mission Team

Once again the SMCHS Guatemala Mission Team will be heading to Guatemala during the March Break as part of our school's commitment in helping those in need.  And once again, staff and students will be baking and auctioning off cakes to help raise money for the mission team.  Students can bring in their donations all week up to the cake auction on Friday, February 13th.  The class that raises the most amount of money on a per student gets 1st pick of the beautiful cakes available.  Come on St. Mike's, let's show our spirit for the great cause.


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Mustang Volleyball Program Riding High
     
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Mustangs Riding High By Jonathon Brodie Brockville Recorder
Thursday, January 15, 2015

The St. Michael Mustangs horsepower is being pushed by 12 girls and there are no signs of slowing down.

The Mustangs senior girls' volleyball team are sitting at the top of the LGSSAA standing, losing just one set and winning more than 20.

St. Michael has formed a sort of perfect storm right now.

Mustang coach Angus Mac-Donald credits his team's success with all the work they've put in, whether it's in the twice-a-week practices or the handful of tournaments they've in.

Team captain Linsey van Koppen (pictured above) points to the new schemes her squad has been practicing as to why the Mustangs are piling up wins.

"We have new plays and running harder things that most school teams don't run," van Koppen said, during a break between a pair games against TISS Gananoque Secondary School on Wednesday. "We want to do really good at these new things that we're trying and it just makes us try really hard and it's working for us."

The Kemptville school's senior girl volleyball program has built a reputation that no one involved wants to let down. Van Koppen said people are expecting the Mustangs to ride to OFSSAA and her team shares that belief.

LGSSAA senior girls' AA volleyball seems to have a long tradition of a team dominating. BCI won it six consecutive years from 1990 to 1995. TISS were on top for nine seasons running from 1996 to 2005.

There was a void after that with three different schools winning the championship in five years, but the Mustangs have filled the hole by earning the LGSSAA AA crown four of the last five years -the one season they didn't win it was a strike year and no one won, but St. Michael was the league representative.

"There's a tradition of success at the school and we've had a tradition of winning in the last few years," MacDonald said. "(The team) want to continue on the same thing."

The Mustangs don't always look like a championship team on the surface. They run plays well and rack up aces better than a blackjack table at Gananoque's OLG Casino Thousand Islands, but they do it all with a smile on their face and laughing more times than not during a game. That's a far cry from the stereotypical foaming at the mouth style you sometimes see from a top contender.

Even coach MacDonald seems laid back. When Mustang Jessica Keating was called for a fault and seemed somewhat discouraged with her play, the seventh-year bench boss made sure to keep her spirits up rather than chastise the athlete. When St. Michael player Michelle Wilson served a ball way wide, MacDonald just made a playful joke about the error and kept everything light.

Really, there might not be a whole lot to be angry about in Mustang land when you're beating opponents 20 to 1 -the operative word being "a whole lot."

"He has his moments," van Koppen said with a smile. "He's tough."

Twitter.com/ @jonathonbrodie


 

 

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St Michael Annual Semi Formal Dance
St Michael Annual Christams Talent Show


St. Michael's Student Council organized the annual Christmas Talent Show.   Tory MacDonald, a grade 10 Yearbook student captures the split second shots of our very talented students at their peak moments during the performance.

StM-TalentShow2014 from Mr. Wong on Vimeo.
 


A FREE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR GR. 7 & 8 GIRLS

Learn effective  self defence  strategies and
techniques to keep yourself  physically and  emotionally
safe in an empowering all female environment!
 
St. Michael’s  C.H.S.
Every Thursday
January 15‐June 4 2:30‐4:00 
 
 Pre‐registration is required.  Spaces are limited.  Transportation is available to eligible students upon request. 
 
For more information or to register call (613)345‐3295 or email         admin@uppercanada.girls‐inc.org


Kemptville Legion Supports St Michael History Department WWI Trench Project
     
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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.


 

 

 
     
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  
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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


 

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
St Michael Music Students Attend Music Workshop

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.

 


 

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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