Bing Crosby Speech Contest and Paul Herriot Spelling Bee
Congratulations to all students who participated in the annual Bing Crosby Speech Contest and Paul Herriot Spelling Bee on Tuesday, 1 May. Thank-you to Draven Alvarez, Chris Riedle, Cory Fredrickson, Lucas Phangureh, and Quinn MacKay, all grade twelve AP English students who judged the speeches. An additional thank-you to Brendan Bourns who served as Emcee, to Mrs. McGill for organizing this event, to Mr. Murphy and Mr. Matthew for conducting the Spelling Bee, and to all English Language Arts teachers who helped prepare our student-speakers and spelling bee competitors. The names of all students who delivered speeches are shown below.
Grade-level winners are shown in bold.
Winning Spelling Bee Team from 9-5: Cedric Caparas, Jun Choi, Brandon Dreger, Zachary Lyle, Andrew Stasiuk
Donahoe Cup Junior Debate Tournament
Congratulations to Bruce Barrientos '21, Juan Pablo Garcia '21, Skyler Griffith '21, and Kieran Light '21 for a tremendous Donahoe Cup tournament in Halifax this past weekend. Special mention goes out to Bruce and Kieran who achieved top eight honours in a deep field, reaching the quarter finals. Bruce also received recognition as top debater from our school. Most importantly, these four gentlemen represented St. Paul's in fine fashion. Our faculty representative and chaperone, Mr. Borges, was proud and grateful to receive many compliments on their behaviour during the entire trip. Well done, gentlemen!
Advance Placement (AP) Exam Schedule
School Day Changes: Tuesday, 8 May & Thursday, 10 May
School days will be swapped as follows to accommodate band rehearsals throughout the day on Thursday, 10 May in preparation for the Evening of Performing and Visual Arts.
Christian Service Program Deadline: Tuesday, 8 May
The final Christian Service Program deadline for all grade ten and eleven students is Tuesday, 8 May. By this deadline students should have submitted their final record of service hours, Performance Evaluation Form, and written reflection. Mr. Watson is overseeting the Christian Service Program during Mr. Beeston's absence.
Thursday, 10 May
Evening of Performing and Visual Arts
Please join our community for an evening of Performing and Visual Arts. Student artwork will be on display, and all of our school bands and choir will perform a wonderful selection of music. A sliver collection will take place with funds going to support our Music Program. The evening begins at 7:00 pm and will be held in the Paul Albrechtsen MultiPlex. Arrive early to view the artwork on display. Parking will be available in the MultiPlex parking lot off Holland Blvd. Overflow parking will be available in the Student Parking Lot off Bower Blvd.
Grade 9 Bake Sale
Grade 9 students are asked to bring baked goods to be sold during the lunch period and to be enjoyed at the Reception following the band and choir performances. Items should be dropped off at the Reception desk between 8:00–8:30am on Thursday morning.
March for Life
St. Paul’s students are invited to participate in the March for Life by attending the prayer service at St. Mary's Cathedral. This event is voluntary and regular classes will be occurring on this day. Students can pick up an information letter and permission form from the Reception desk if they wish to participate. The school is arranging bus transportation and supervision for the prayer service. Seats on the bus will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. A separate permission form is included for those who wish to participate in the March for Life procession.
Late Start: Friday, 11 May
Period 1 begins at 9:20am to accommodate Academic Department meetings. We will follow Schedule 3.
From the Parent Guild
“You are as welcome as the flowers in May.” ~ Charles Macklin
St. Paul’s High School’s Parent Guild is always looking for the energy that comes along with fresh faces at its events. We hope you will consider the following:
2018–19 Parent Guild Volunteer Survey
A listing of Parent Guild Activities & Events for the 2018–19 school year is now available. Please keep this document for your reference, and be sure to complete the survey online or in hard copy form (see buttons below). We request your response by June 1 so that we can plan over the summer. This applies to new and returning families. Information is not saved from year to year. We are excited to put your talents to work for our community!
We are excited to put your talents to work for our community.
Have a wonderful weekend cheering on our Jets and May the Fourth be with them and you!
June Exam Schedule - DRAFT
The first draft of the June 2018 Exam Schedule is linked below for review. Students have been asked to review the schedule for potential conflicts or issues and to see Mr. Watson with any feedback they may have.
2018 Volleyball Manitoba 16U Provincial Championship
Congratulations to Justin Cross ’20, and Joshua Stackiw ’20 of the Club 204 Volleyball 16U Gold Team. They captured the Provincial title winning Gold in Winnipeg last weekend. Joshua Stackiw was named as a Provincial All Star and Justin Cross was named as the Most Valuable Player. The team will now compete in the 2018 National Championships in Edmonton May 17–19.
Rohan Sethi Interviewed on CBS Radio Canada
On Thursday, 3 May, Rohan Sethi '20, was interviewed by Marcy Markusa on CBC Radio Canada. The interview was based on Rohan's work on a science fair project on the “Effects of PTSD-like Behaviour on the Expression of Genetic Markers Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using the Brain-Gut Axis Model.” Congratulations, Rohan, and good luck, at the National Science Fair Symposium in Ottawa later this month.
Class of 2018 - Graduation Registration Package
Please complete and return GRAD INFORMATION SHEET, GUEST INFORMATION SHEET (if applicable) and the TICKET ORDER FORM, along with your payment (cheques payable to St. Paul’s High School), on or before, Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 to the President’s Office at St. Paul’s High School.
If you have any questions regarding the above mentioned forms, please contact Mrs. Yolande Franzmann at