Thursday, October 12, 2017
HS Day 2


Shepherds of Good Hope Collection: The SMT toiletries collection for Shepherds of Good Hope starts on Tuesday, October 10th. We are collecting shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and moisturizer to be distributed to those in need. Travel sizes of these items are ideal. Our collection runs until Friday, October 20th. Please bring your items into homeroom. (SG – Oct 20)

7-12 Eco Club: Any student interested in being an environmental steward and saving our planet is welcome to join! We will be working in our school and in our community to promote eco-friendly activities and events. Please email Mrs. Pari ( if you have any questions!  
  • Grade 9-12 Eco Club will meet on Thursdays during HS lunch in room 211. 
  • Grade 7/8 Eco Club will meet on Thursday during 7/8 lunch in room 340.  (AP Oct 13)
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: Due to leadership camp, 7/8 student council meeting will be held Thursday at lunch instead of Wednesday(KH Oct.12)

Any Grade 7 & 8 students interested in becoming a SMT Ambassador please see Mrs. Hayes in Resource (Rm 132) to pick up an application form. We are looking for students who want to be positive role models and help out in various school community events and activities. (SH Oct. 13)

WE Day: Any grade 7 and 8 students interested in applying to take part in WE DAY this year, please come to an information session at 7/8 lunch in room 235 Thursday, October 12th . We are looking for students that have worked on community based initiatives and/or school initiatives. All are welcomed to the information session. Please bring your lunch with you. (LF, CN Oct. 12)

The Learning Commons lunch passes: 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. Signup 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. 


Blood donation Day - We are looking for 14 grade 12s who are 17+ and willing to give blood on Monday, November 6th. If interested, please attend a meeting in Room 202 at lunch on Tuesday Oct. 17th, or speak directly to Jordan Vecchio or Ms. Soprovich. Participants would be missing part of the morning and would have a pizza lunch provided. (SS Oct. 24)

Curling Team:  Any high school students interested in trying out for the school curling team are asked to come to a planning meeting on Thursday, October 19th.  The meeting will be in room 301 during lunch.  Please see Mrs. Robinson if you are not able to attend. (NR Oct. 19)

HS Girls Hockey: Any HS Girls interested in trying out for the Hockey team are asked to sign up outside room 110 and/or email Mr Pelletier. (MP Oct. 13)

The Learning Commons' clubs will begin after Thanksgiving. Students may sign up for our clubs starting this week. The Makerspace and White Pine book clubs start at the beginning of the lunch period and students are asked to bring their lunches with them. (NBD Oct. 16)
·   The Makerspace club is a fun club that includes crafts, Lego, knitting and so much more. This club will meet every Monday during HS lunch. The first meeting will be on Monday, October 16th
·   Our White Pine book club will meet every Friday at lunch. This year's club will be reading up to 10 Fiction and 10 Non-Fiction Canadian selections -selected specifically for students in grades 9-12. The first meeting will be on Friday, October 13th
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)


·         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.

Looking for a grade 12 student to tutor a student in grade 11 university biology.  Must be willing to come to the student’s home in Barrhaven.  The tutoring might be needed a couple of times a week.  If interested, please ask for Robin at 613-889-8531. (EB Oct. 20)

GRADE 12’s:

US College Expo is happening October 24-27, 2017 in Toronto.
Tuesday, October 24th - York Mills Collegiate Institute, Toronto, 6 pm to 8 pm.
Wednesday, October 25th - Oakville Trafalgar HS, Oakville, 6 pm to 8 pm
Free admission. Pre-registration required at:  USCOLLEGEEXPO.COM/schooltours (KW Oct. 24)

Grade 12 students: A representative from Memorial University will be here on November 2nd, at 11:20 am, in the atrium.
Add it to your calendar! (KW Nov.2)

Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) - 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.
College / University visits to St. Mother Teresa High School:
 October 2017:
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: St. Luke Spooktakular Event is taking place on October 27, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Looking for 
6-8 students that are still missing volunteer hours. Please send an emial to with the following information:
Full name
Email address
Hours completed toward volunteer hours required 
Tasks would be to setup, monitor activities and then clean up. (KW Oct. 27)

LF Volunteers: Geoheritage Day is happening on Saturday October 14th and we would love to have some extra help from interested high school students. We will have volunteers from our own university undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff, retired faculty and other geologists in the Ottawa area placed at 6 sites across the National Capital region from 10am to 3pm on that Saturday, speaking to the public about the interesting geological features of the site.  We are hoping there might be some students interested in Geology or the outdoors willing to come and assist us with engaging the public.  They will  learn about the site, gain experience speaking to the public and log some of their volunteer hours.  The sites where we could use some help are Cardinal Creek Karst, in Orleans, and the Pinhey Sand Dunes in Nepean, however help at any of the other sites would be welcome.   
 Here is the link to our departmental web page
 Any interested students can contact me directly by either the phone number or email address below.
Beth McLarty Halfkenny Curator/Outreach Coordinator Earth Sciences
613 520-2600 X8520(KW Oct. 14)

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 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 10thPlease 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 MacDonald and Mr Dancy 
·         Help with Guest Services desk.  (TC Oct. 10)



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