Wednesday, November 8, 2017
HS Day 1


World Kindness Day is Nov. 13th. Join the #CaptureKindness Challenge which officially begins on November 13th and ends on Feb. 17th, Random Acts of Kindness Day. For more information, please visit: Nov.13)

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)

Remembrance Day Services at St. Mother Teresa Catholic H.S. on Friday, November 10th:
Many of the staff and students at St. Mother Teresa are busy preparing for our Remembrance Day Services on Nov. 10th. We would like to invite any parents/friends who are serving or have served in the military/ police or other service fields.  All that is required is that you come in uniform and you will be seated at the front of the gymnasium.  The Services are scheduled for 9 am and approximately 10 am.  You have the option of staying for one or both Services.  There is a reception in the Learning Commons (library) following the second Service.  Please contact Jacqueline Kinloch by e-mail if you are able to attend and/or if you have any Of course, all parents/family of students at SMT are welcome to attend the Services. (JK Nov. 10)

TITANWEAR ORDERING TIME HAS ARRIVED.  If you would like to be the first to wear St. Mother Teresa Titanwear please let your parent know that they can order on line.  The flyer and the link is on the school website under "Our School" at the bottom of the page.  You can come to room 216 any time to try on anything to figure out your size. Grade 7/8's ..... come on up on your lunch if you like. (LB Nov. 13)

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:


Any interested female students in Grades 7 - 12 interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) are invited to the Technovation presentation on Thursday, NOV 16th at 12: 15.  (Intermediate students can bring their lunch to this presentation.) Jennifer Francis from the Ottawa Chapter of will be presenting. The presentation will be held in our Learning Commons. (SH Nov. 16)

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


Sr. Girls Volleyball: Attention all senior girls volleyball players!  Tryouts are Thursday, November 9th at 2:00 (short day because of 7/8 parent teacher interviews) and Friday, November 10th at 3:00 both in the wood floor gym.  Please sign up on the sheet on Mrs Ragaisis' office door to indicate your interest ahead of time. (SR Nov. 9)  

Peer Helpers: Our next meeting will be Tuesday November 7th at lunch, in room 109. Repeat, room 109. It's beside the auto shop. (PC Nov 7)

Jr. Boys Soccer: The members of the Junior Boys' Soccer team are reminded to return their uniform: jersey and shorts to Mr. Rowley ASAP in room 136. (MR Nov. 10)

HS Girls Hockey Tryouts: Any High School girls interested in trying out for the hockey team are invited to the following tryouts. Please get a permission form from room 110 and return it prior to tryouts. See Mr Pelletier if you have any questions.
All sessions are at Minto Rec Complex on the South rink
Wednesday, November 8, 3:30--4:30

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:

Are you thinking about a post-secondary degree or diploma?  Come meet with educational experts to find more about their programs.  Universite Saint-Paul, UOttawa, La Cite, Herzing College, Algonquin College, Willis College, Carleton U and more.....Post-secondary Education Fair - Monday, November 13th, 2pm to 6pm. Pre-register online at  Employment Access Centre, 1642 Merivale Road (Merivale Mall, 2nd floor) 

GRAD GRADS GRADS could all grads fill out the 'MOST LIKELY' GRAD SURVEY for the yearbook. Follow this link to the google form:
The deadline is the 14th November. (AP Nov. 14) 

BABY PHOTOS: If you want that cute picture of yourself in the yearbook you need to sumbit it by the 31st of Novmeber.
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)

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:
Brock U is postponing their visit to St. Mother Teresa High School from November 7th to November 20th. A representative will be here, in the atrium, at senior lunch time.
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


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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