Tuesday, October 3, 2017
HS Day 1


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 Cross Country: There will be a gr. 7/8 cross-country meeting at lunch on Monday, October 2nd for any runner who has NOT returned their permission form, picked up a jersey OR purchased a t-shirt for 10$. Please meet outside of Mr. Quinn's office (just on the other side of the doors leading into the caf gym) at the start of 7/8 lunch and bring your permission form and $ if you wish to purchase a t-shirt. Don't forget our Meet on Tuesday October 3rd.  We will be meeting in the Atrium at 10:45 am.  (JK Oct. 3)

7/8 French Club: Gr. 7/8 students are welcome to participate in the French Club on Wednesdays at lunch in room 334. (LF Oct. 4) 

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)

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)


Responsible student wanted to work/volunteer to walk high needs student home after school daily.  Please see Mrs. Parker in room 308 if you are interested. (KP Oct. 13)

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)


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

The Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) is an employment program with the Ottawa Police Service for youth 15-18 years of age. They are currently accepting applications for winter YIPI employment. Deadline to apply is October 10, 2017. See their website for more information. (LB Oct. 10)

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)

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.

For Grade 12 students:  Ottawa U will be at MT on October 10th at lunch in The Learning Commons. (KW Oct. 10)

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:

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 students (Gr. 9-12) volunteers to assist with greeting and serving Thanksgiving dinner for the needy and less fortunate at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School (55 Centrepointe Dr.) on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 between 12pm and 2pm.  For more information, please contact Ed Mahfouz at 613-225-1495.  (MB Oct.8)

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 programs@watsonsmill.comIf 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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