Friday, November 17, 2017
HS Day 2


Today is the Scholastic Book Fair's final day and therefore, the last chance for staff and students to purchase some amazing books and products. A big thank you for everyone's support of our annual fundraiser. All funds raised will be used to buy literacy resources for our Learning Commons. (NBD Nov. 17)

Lost and found - starting Monday November 20th, lost and found items will be set out for parents and students to check for lost items. On Friday, November 24th (PD day), any items left will be donated to the Boys and Girls clubs. (SS Nov. 24)

Teen Tech Winter Clubs for students from Grade 7 -10 at Ottawa University on Saturdays from January 20 to March 24. For more information and pricing, please visit or call 613 562 5491

The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived! Every year Scholastic provides several amazing books and gifts to purchase in our “bookstore” (Learning Commons Seminar Room). Both high school and intermediate students are welcome to drop by before, after school, or during the lunch hour. All funds raised are used to buy literacy resources for our Learning Commons. (NBD Nov. 16)

St. Mother Teresa String Ensemble: Do you play a string instrument? Would you like to be a part of St. Mother Teresa's new string ensemble? All students grade 7 to 12 are welcome to join. Please see Mr. Card in room 120. (IC Nov. 17)

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 Table Tennis tryouts: Grade 7 – Wednesday, November 15th in the dance studio after school

Grade 8 tryouts: Thursday, November 16th in the dance studio after school

Friday, November 17th - Final tryout for both 7 and 8 players after school

The Learning Commons' clubs have begun, but new members are always welcome. 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. The titles have been announced and will be discussed at this week's meeting. 
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


IMUM- Our next meeting will be Monday, November 20th in Room 208 at lunch time. We will be learning about the next 2 presentations so all must attend. See you there ! (KM Nov. 20)

The Learning Commons' clubs have begun, but new members are always welcome. 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. 
·   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. 
·   Our White Pine book club will meet every Friday at lunch. This year's club will be reading up to 10 Fiction selections selected specifically for students in grades 9-12. The titles have been announced and will be discussed at this week's meeting. Calling all business minded students! … Are you interested in biz department news, biz club news, and opportunities galore?  (business volunteer experience, job fairs for paid jobs, lunch & learns, special in school sales, business competitions, extra seats on field trips, and more!!!! Keep your phone on the pulse of Titans Den by clicking on the link below to join the info group. (For reference, our class code is @3a9cbh.)  Also, if you would like to become an active “member at large” in our club, please meet us each Monday at the start of lunch in room 216! New members are WELCOME!

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

GRADE 12’s:

The yearbook is doing grade surveys this year for grade 7-11. If you want to be part of the results click on the link below for your corresponding grade and answer the three questions. 

The survey will be open for one week.
Grade 7:

Grade 8:

Grade 9:

Grade 10:

Grade 11:

Any questions speak to Mr Pentlow in room 103 

Trent University invites you to attend their ToursPlus events on Friday, November 17th at their Durham GTA campus, or on Saturday, November 25th at their Peterborough campus. You can take a tour, attend a mini lecture, and meet with students and the admissions and scholarships team to learn about applying, and saving money. Plus, each time you visit Trent, you are entered to WIN YOUR FIRST-YEAR TUITION...FREE! Register now at

BABY PHOTOS: If you want that cute picture of yourself in the yearbook you need to submit it by November 31st
You can either email digital photos to OR you can submit a hard copy in the box in student services. The deadline is November 30th. (AP Nov. 30)

There are only 20 baby pictures in at the moment. There are two weeks to go before the deadline of November 31st. Make sure you don't miss out once the deadline closes there will be no more submissions. Please submit your photo in the box in student services or email an electronic copy to  (AP Nov. 31)

Ontario Colleges Application System is now open! Check your student email for the Ontario College Application Information. Deadline to Apply for equal consideration is Feb 1, 2018. (TC Nov. 23)

Graduation portraits are taking place Monday, November 13 - November 17, 2017.
Steps to take to book an online appointment:
1. visit
2. Enter school code:  MTH
3. Select sitting type, date and time
Stop by Student Services to pick up your pamphlet.  Check for more grad photo information.

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:
November 2017:
17th: U St. Paul is in the atrium at 11:25 am
22th: U of NB is in the atrium at 11:25 am


Volunteers needed: St-Mother Teresa is hosting two Wrestling tournament on Thursday, November 23rd, and Wednesday December 6th, and we need volunteers. Students volunteers will be away for the entire day and volunteer hours will be given. Please see Mr Connor in room 333 if you are interested. (BC Nov. 23)

Manotick Family Christmas Party, Saturday, December 2, 2017.  Looking for volunteers for their 10 activity stations set up in the Manotick United Church. Need students from 1pm to 4:30pm. Must provide your own transportation to and from the church.  Please contact Laurel Slattery or Cathy Ablers at 613-692-4625.  

LF a Tutor, preferably for community service hours, but willing to pay.  Tutor once or twice a week for a grade 10 student attending John McCrae SS.  Please contact Poli at 613-513-5359.  Thank you. (KW Nov. 17)

LF Volunteers:  Mayor's 17th Annual Christmas Celebration taking place at Ottawa City Hall from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 9th, 2017.  Please apply online at:
A​rrive no later than 12:30 p.m. at the Festival Control Boardroom (located on the 1st floor of City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West) to sign-in, get a briefing on how the event will unfold, have a bite to eat and get into position.  A light lunch will be provided to volunteers before the event.  Please be prepared to work until approximately 7:30 p.m. given that we will need help after the event to assist with clean up. In compliance with Ontario law, all volunteers must have completed their AODA training to volunteer for an event.  If you have not already completed this training, you can do so online this link at:  All volunteers under the age of 18 require the signature of their parent / guardian. Parent/Guardian Consent form can be downloaded from our online application.
Also, please note that the majority of festivities will be taking place outdoors, therefore, please dress weather appropriate. Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. (KW Dec. 9)

LF Volunteers: We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to man our kettles at over 35 locations across Ottawa. Our campaign runs from November 23rd to December 23rd, operating every day with the exception of Sundays. All money raised stays in the city of Ottawa to support various programs of the Salvation Army. Evenings and Saturdays are available for those interested in hours. Please note that students over the age of 16 are able to attend the kettle alone, under that age they must be accompanied by an adult. Register online: (KW Nov. 23)

LF Volunteers: If you are looking to do something in the school at senior lunch time, please consider helping out with the transformation of milk bags into sitting mats in the Career Center just off of Student Services.  Bring your lunch!
Dates available are November 16th, November 23rd and December 14th.   More dates to come in January.
We can only fit 10 people at a time, otherwise, it is too crowded. If interested, please see Mrs. Watkinson in Student Services.  (KW Dec. 14)

LF Volunteers: The Nepean Ringette Association is looking for student volunteers to help out at the Nepean Sportsplex and Walter Baker Sports Centre during their tournament days; Thursday, November 16th to Sunday, November 19th, 2017.  Please contact Annu Chopra at



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