Wednesday, September 27, 2017
HS Day 1


The Learning Commons is for academic purposes. It is a quiet space for students wishing to spend time in the Learning Commons at lunch. Students are asked to come prepared with work to do and to work quietly to maintain a strong learning environment for all students. (NBD Sept. 29)

Breakfast Club - The breakfast club is now open . All students grades 7-12 are welcome to stop by the Tuck shop in the morning to pick up breakfast before class. (KM Sept. 29)

Virtual Ventures will be hosting Go Eng Girl again this year for girls in grades 7-10 on Saturday, October 14, 2017 (9:00am-2:00pm)! Go ENG Girl is a unique opportunity for female students in Grades 7 to 10 and their parents to learn about careers in the exciting field of engineering and technology. We are very excited to be hosting a Panel of Women from Shopify to answer questions and speak to what it’s like to be a women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) at one of Canada’s most successful tech companies! Registration is now open. For more information, please visit their website at: (SH Oct. 14)

Looking for Math Enrichment opportunities in our community? If so, Carleton University's Math Enrichment Centre is offering a new course: Math Connections in Arts, Science and Beyond, for Grade 8 to 10 students. Classes will run from Sept. 26, 2017 to April 2018 on Tuesday evenings from 6 - 7:30 PM. Course details and online registration form can be found at: For more information, please contact the course instructor David Salusbury at:


7/8 Student Council: 7/8 student council meeting in room 238 at lunch. (KH Sept. 27)

Go ENG Girl Event - October 14th, 2017 from 9am to 4pm - The Faculty of Engineering at University of Ottawa would like to extend a special invitation to girls in grade 7 to grade 10 to participate in the Go ENG Girl event. This free event will give girls the opportunity to explore the exciting field of engineering through activities designed just for them! Drop off and pick-up will be inside the main entrance of the Site building. A pizza lunch will be included. Registration is required online at The event will be bilingual. Activities include a visit of the engineering labs, hands-on activities, challenges, and a presentation from female engineers. See Mme Pendergest in room 234 for more information. (CP Oct. 4)

7/8 Boys Volleyball: All boys interested in trying out for the 7/8 boys volleyball team are asked to attend tryouts on Tuesday, September 26th and Thursday, September 28th after school from 3-4pm. Please see Mme Haucke if you cannot attend. Check outside the phys ed office for a sign- up sheet. (KH Sept.28)

Interested in playing an instrument? Looking for a challenge and some excitement? Come and join the St. Mother Teresa grade 7 or grade 8 concert band! We will be having an important meeting Wednesday September 27 in room 120 at the beginning of lunch. (IC Sept. 27)

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa will be at our school on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4th. Students interested in participating in one or more of the following activities, please see either Mrs. Chiasson or Mrs. Hayes in Resource (Room 130/132). Spots are limited! (SH Oct. 4)
Activities are:
Session #1 -  Introduction to 3D Printing
Session # 2 - Robotic Cars
Session # 3 - Introduction to Arduino (circuits)

The Learning Commons lunch passes will be available to sign out starting Monday, September 18th. Please stop at the Learning Commons' main desk, before 8:35am, and sign out your pass for the day. 
·   Grade 7: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
·   Grade 8: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
The Learning Commons' clubs will begin the last week of September. Students may sign up for our clubs starting this week. Sign up sheets will be at the main LC desk. The Makerspace and Red Maple book clubs start at the beginning of the lunch period and students are asked to bring their lunches with them. 
·   The Makerspace club is a fun club that includes crafts, Lego, knitting and so much more. This club will meet on Tuesdays for Grade 7s and Thursdays for Grade 8s. 
·   Our Red Maple book club will meet every Friday at lunch. This year's club will be reading up to 10 Canadian Fiction selections selected specifically for students in grades 7 and 8. 
To all 7/8 Student Council Reps: please return your leadership camp permission forms to Ms. Brennan in room 232 as soon as possible.  They are due October 2nd. (KB Oct. 2)

7/8 Cross-Country Running: Any grade 7 or 8 students interested in coming out for the cross-country running team are invited to sign up outside of Mr. Quinn’s Phys-Ed office on the bulletin board. Practices will start Tuesday, September 12th after school and will run from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Subsequent practices will be on Sept. 14th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 28th.  Please meet Mme Kinloch in the courtyard behind the school at 3:00pm.  More information will be posted  on the bulletin board outside Mr. Quinn’s office. (JK Sept. 28)


Peer Helpers: Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 4th, at lunch, in room 310. Attendance is mandatory for all members interested in continuing or joining. Please see Mr. Côté if you can't make it. (PC Oct 4)


 Wednesday, October 4th 2017
Open Gym 4:30PM – 6:00PM (Tile Floor Gym)


Tuesday, October 10th 2017
Tryout #1 4:15PM – 6:00PM (Wood Floor Gym)

Wednesday, October 11th 2017
Tryout #2 4:30PM – 6:00PM (Wood Floor Gym)

Thursday, October 12th 2017
Tryout #3 4:30PM – 6:00PM  (Wood Floor Gym)

Last Call for any Grade 11/12 students interested in joining the New York City trip in May 2018 - ONLY 4 SPOTS remain - you must have all paperwork and the 1st payment into MR. Rowley before 2:00PM on Thursday, September 28th 2018. (MR Sept. 28)

Cross- Country: This is just a reminder for all High School Cross Country athletes that ALL fees are due tomorrow, Friday September 22 in order to compete in this year's season.  Our first meet is Wednesday September 27. (MG Sept. 27)

Ultimate Frisbee: Any students interested in joining the Ultimate Frisbee team should come to room 216 at the beginning of lunch on Friday, Sept 15th or see Mr. Nuyens for more information. Important forms will be given out for an invitational tournament on Sept 29(TN Sept. 29)


The STUDENT SERVICES WEBSITE at is set up as an information tool, including information about: Community Service Hours Opportunities, Courses, Careers, Graduation, Scholarships, etc.

If you are interested in tutoring this year, you may now pick up a tutoring form in Student Services. (KW Oct. 4)

LF a tutor (French, Math), twice a week, for a Grade 4 boy who attends one of our feeder schools.
Please call 613-552-4233 and ask for Jen. (KW Sept. 29)

Driver Education Program for Fall 2017.  Registration forms are now available in Student Services.
You can register online at, or by mailing/faxing/dropping off the registration form to the Continuing Education Department (570 West Hunt Club Road) until October 11, 2017   
You must be at least 16 years old and have a G1 license prior to October 16, 2017.  Classes at St. Mother Teresa High School run on Wednesdays and start on October 18th, from 3:15pm to 6:00pm. (KW Oct. 18)

Summer School Report Cards: Student Summer School Report Cards are available for pick up in Student Services from 8:00am to 3:30pm. (KW Sept.29)

GRADE 12’s:

Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) takes place September 22-24, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Visit their website at for more information.  The OUF is an event where you can see all 21 Ontario universities in one place.
**The University Information Program is also coming to the Ottawa region the week of October 23rd. See the schedule at for specific date, time and location.

There will be important presentations dealing with post secondary options and all you need to know about Graduation on Wednesday September 27th. Period 2 will be for students who are on a college pathway. Period 3 will be for students who are on a university pathway but it will include the college information as well. Your teachers are aware of these presentations. Please go to class first for attendance before coming to the Learning Commons. (TC Sept. 27)

Parent information night will be Wed. Oct 4th from 6-8 in the Learning Commons.

A representative from Queen's University will be set up at MT, in the atrium, on October 5th, early morning, before start of classes. (KW Oct.5)

College / University visits to St. Mother Teresa High School:

September 2017:
28th:  Bishop U will be the atrium at 8:15 am

October 2017:
3rd:  Algonquin College is in the Learning Commons at 1:30 pm
5th:  Carleton U is in the Learning Commons from 11:!5 am to 12:15 pm
10th Ryerson U is in the atrium at 2:50 pm
16th: McMaster U is in the atrium at 8:25 am
23rd: Sacred Heart College is in the atrium at 11:25 am

November 2017:
3rd:  UOIT is in the atrium at 11:25 am
7th:  Brock U is in the atrium at 11:25 am
8th: Lakehead U is in the atrium at 11:25 am
17th: U St. Paul is in the atrium at 11:25 am
24th: U of NB is in the atrium at 11:25 am


LF Volunteers: Do you have what it takes? Watson’s Mill in Manotick wants you to join our cast and crew for a truly haunting experience. We need volunteers who will scare our visitors and leave them frightened of things that go bump in the night.  Volunteers will be need for the evenings of October 19, 20, and 21 from 5pm – 10pm.
Volunteers must be 14 or older and will need parental consent.
 All time spent as part of our cast and crew can be used towards the 40 hours of community service needed to graduate. 
 Please sign up by emailing If you have any further questions or require clarification please contact  me by email,, or by telephone at 613-692-6455. (KW Oct. 21)

LF Volunteers: Volunteer opportunity to help out with the Ontario University Provincial Golf Tournament being held in Ottawa this year. It runs Friday-Saturday-Sunday, October 13-15th, 2017 at Loch March Golf Club. Students should have some idea of how golf works and the etiquette that is needed. Ball spotting shifts will run in 4 hour blocks and a full day would get you a bagged lunch and maybe a t-shirt . The volunteers that are interested will be run through specific roles at an after school meeting with Mr MacDonald the week of Oct 10th.  (TC Oct. 10)
Please sign up in Students services. 
Friday evening:
-Help with Long Drive Challenge,Banquet set up or tear down/clean up
-Set up/tear down
-Ball spotters* Most likely job*
-Driving Range maintenance
-Runner for Mr MacDoanld and Mr Dancy 
-Help with Guest Services desk


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