Term 1 Honour Roll
Below are the names of the students in each grade-level earning the top-three Term1 academic averages.
Regardless of level of achievement, congratulations to all students who have worked hard, stretched themselves in working to learn, have achieved to their potential, and have striven for excellence in their academics and in working to grow in the five characteristics of a St. Paul's graduate: open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to justice.
Honour Roll for the 2016–2017 school year will be calculated in June and grade 9–11 students will be honoured at the final Awards Assembly on the morning of Thursday, 22 June. Grade 12 students will be honoured during our Convocation ceremony on the afternoon of Tuesday, 27 June.
Crusader Wrestling Program Wins Provincial Title
The Crusader Wrestling Program hosted the 2017 Provincial Wrestling Championships last weekend. Thirty-two St. Paul’s student-athletes took to the mats to represent our school in their most important meet of the season. St. Paul's entered at least one wrestler in each of the eleven high school weight classes and competed hard enough to earn 26 medals and our second straight provincial team title.
Congratulations to Provincial Champions Riley Robinson '20, Dante Santarsieri '20 (both Junior High & High School champion), Myles Hutter '20, Carter Crudely '20, Stephen Prall '20, Bryce Marino '18, Kyle Steeves '18, Collin Kornelson '18, and Matteo Vaccaro '19. Losing to only one opponent all day to capture silver medals were Sam Leong '18, John Moncrieff '18, Ryan Stewart '20, Joonyoung Park '18, Jayden Kyryluk '18, Ty Cook '20, and Matthias Duehrsen '20. Also, losing only one match all day but in a tournament bracket scenario were bronze medalists Nick Decker '18 and Liam Krahenbil '19.
Our growing program continues to be grateful for the support of our community. Mr. Moniz, who has assisted in moving wrestling mats over the years, is an invaluable supporter. Thanks to Mr. Hurton and the Tech Crew guys for live streaming the tournament and adding a first-class experience for the people in attendance this weekend. We appreciate Mr. Laping’s Career Development guys and Mr. Higham’s Crusader Crew guys for assisting with scorekeeping and other duties. Thanks also to Mrs. Laping and the parent volunteers for organizing the concession stand this weekend. Finally, to the fans…yes, fans who were in attendance to support…Mr. Voth, Mr. Laping, Mr. Harder, Mr. Lewin, Mrs. Kolton, Mr. Gardner, Brendan Bourns '18, Cory Fredericton '18 – there could have been more – thanks for supporting your classmates and school community.
Congratulations to all student-athletes for an excellent wrestling season and to our Head Coach, Mike Watson, along with several St. Paul's alumni assistant coaches, for helping develop students' skills and character this season!
St. Paul's Dramatic Society
Congratulations to producer Kevin Sterner, and to directors, Ray Comeault, Jonine Bergen and Claire Lussier and to the many faculty, staff, and students involved in the Dramatic Society’s dinner theatre, “Vittles for Victory” which concluded Sunday night after four outstanding performances.
Sunday night marked the end of the drama season and nine individual awards were presented as shown below.
St. Paul's Robotics Club
On Saturday, 18 March, St. Paul's competed in their first ever Manitoba Robot Games. Two teams competed - in grade 9, Aiden Gibson '20, Brock Nykoluk '20, and Don Jin Kim '20 won a couple of their matches for a solid showing, while in grade 11, Ian Willison '19 and Eric Steinke '19 had a couple of close matches. Congratulations on a great showing at our school's first entrance in robotics completion in Manitoba! Thanks to Mr Watson, Mr Daman, and Ms Slater for their support of the Robotics Club.
Congratulations to Coach Laping and the Varsity Basketball team on an outstanding season! Though the team did not reach their ultimate goal of Provincial title, the team played a great final game against Oak Park.
Final Score: 73–78
Grade 9 Maroon Basketball
Congratulations to Coach Uzat and members of the Grade 9 (White) Basketball team on a hard-fought game against Acadia in their conference final. Though they came up short on the scoreboard, the boys hustled and put forward a great effort.
Eph Apparel Offer for the Class of 2017: Extended until March 31
Eph Apparel has extended their offer of special pricing on suits for graduating students until the end of the month. With delivery timelines of about 7 – 8 weeks, students can order suits and receive them in time for graduation.
Classes Resume: Monday, April 3
Regular classes resume on Monday, 3 April. School Day 2.
Visit from Mayor Brian Bowman: Friday, 7 April
The City of Winnipeg Mayor, Mr Brian Bowman, will visit St. Paul's on Friday, 7 April. He will address our student body in an assembly at 10:30 am in the MultiPlex. Parents are welcome to join our community for the presentation. Schedule 6 is in effect.
Next Weekly Update: Friday, 7 April
Given the school is closed during Spring Break, the next weekly update will be published on Friday, 7 April. We wish all families a safe, restful, and enjoyable Spring Break!
Fashion Show Tickets Available
There is still time to purchase tickets to attend the Parent Guild Fashion Show. Don't miss out on a great evening and opportunity to support the St. Paul's Magis Fund.
Due to your generosity and that of your sons, St. Paul's raised $4,137.00 for our recent Mission Fund initiative in support of the Bruce Oake Foundation. Thank-you all for your generosity and support!
Reconciliation Service: Wednesday, 22 March
St. Paul's will have reconciliation service and opportunity for students to receive the sacrament of reconciliation on Wednesday, 22 March. The service runs 8:30–9:15 am and students who wish will be allowed to go to confession during afternoon classes. Schedule 3 is in effect.
Relaxed Dress Code: Friday, 24 March
Relaxed Dress Code for $2.00 in support of the next Mission Fund initiative which will be advertised when we return to school after Spring Break.
Spring Break: 27–31 March
There are no classes Monday, 27 through Friday, 31 March due to Spring Break.
Classes Resume: Monday, April 3
Regular classes resume on Monday, 3 April. School Day 2.
Recently, there have been several team and individual accomplishments to celebrate in our school community.
Congratulations to both Crusader Hockey teams on the conclusions of their seasons. The A Hockey team coached by Andrew Harder finished their season with City and Provincial titles while the B Hockey team coached by Rob Puchniak and Jared Cook ended their season in semi-final playoff action against a tough Steinbach opponent.
Congratulations to the St. Paul's Indoor soccer team, along with coaches Vince Scerbo and John Albi, and moderators, Joanne Ramjug and Diane Samyn, on winning the A Side High School Indoor Soccer Championship.
Grade 9: Congratulations to the Maroon team, coached by David Owczar and Mike Kitschke, ended their season in the first round of conference playoffs, while the White team, coached by Rod Uzat, will play their final game of the season this evening (Friday, 17 March, 5:30 pm @ St. Paul's, Cass Gym) against the Acadia Axeman for the Conference Championship.
Junior Varsity: Congratulations to coaches Ted Higham and Casey Whitfield, and members of the Junior Varsity Basketball team, on earning the opportunity to play in the Provincial Tournament. The JV team lost a close conference championship game agains the Kelvin Clippers by a single point, and then lost by 2 points in Pronvincial quarter-final action against John Taylor
Varsity: Good luck to coach Jeff Laping and members of the Varsity Basketball team as they play against Fort Richmond Collegiate this evening (Friday, 17 March, 8:00 pm @ Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba) in Provincial semi-final action.
UPDATE: Congratulations to the Varsity Basketball team on defeating Fort Richmond Collegiate in Provincial semi-final action on Friday evening. Final Score: 93–82 in favour of St. Paul's. The Crusaders will go on to play the Oak Park Raiders for the Provincial title on Monday, 20 March, 8:00 pm @ Investors Group Athletic Centre, University of Manitoba). Watch Global News Semi-final Highlights
Congratulations to the Crusader Curling team on a fantastic season. Our curling ream lost to Westwood in their Conference finals after an undefeated season. Thank-you to our moderator, Madeleine Toutant, for her assistance with the team.
Drama Dinner Theatre
Congratulations to over eighty students and staff on an excellent opening night of dinner theatre which took place on Thursday, 16 March. In particular, we recognize the three directors each responsible for staging one-act plays: Ray Comeault for "Ring Dem Bells," Jonine Bergen for "Liberty Next Door," and Claire Lussier for "Allo Allo." Congratulations also to Producer Kevin Sterner and Assistant Producers, David Beeston and Greg Matthew, to Joanne Ramjug for coordinating the dinner along with many helping hands, and to all of the other students and staff for their contributions to a great evening showcasing dramatic arts at St. Paul's.
Canadian National Computing Contest
Heinrich Harms '20 earned a certificate of distinction in the Canadian National Computing Contest in which he scored in the top 25% in Canada. Congratulations, Heinrich!
Manitoba Provincial Chess Championships
Congratulations to Derek Ma '20 on placing 1st at the Manitoba Provincial Chess Championships in the grade 9 category. Derek will have the opportunity to represent Manitoba at St. Paul's High School at the Canadian National Chess Championships held at University of Toronto in May.
1st Annual St. Paul's Hockey Classic
The St. Paul’s Hockey Classic is a charity event with the aim of raising money for the Bursary Fund. The event challenges current Grade 12 students and alumni to a hockey game. Alumni, students, parents, friends and anyone who enjoys hockey is welcome to attend .
Place: MTS Iceplex
Date: April 9, 2017
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
TO ALL ALUMNI: You are invited to participate and experience history in the making of the very 1st Annual St. Paul’s Hockey Classic. Spaces are limited and only the first 18 skaters and first 2 goalies that register will make the cut .
There is no cost to participate and the only requirement is to volunteer your time on the ice.
For more details and registration please contact Dylan Braun '14.
Tickets to attend and watch the event are $5 for students and $10 for adults. All proceeds will go to support the St. Paul's High School Bursary Fund. Go Crusaders! Please contact Dylan Braun '14 to purchase tickets.
Elective Survey Deadline: Monday, 13 March
Monday is the deadline for students to complete the online elective survey.
Survey links based on current grade:
Schedule 3: Tuesday, 14 March
We have a Freshman Retreat Reunion Liturgy at 8:30 am in the MultiPlex. All students in Grade 9 and retreat leaders are expected to attend. All other students are welcome to attend. Period 1 begins at 9:20 am. Schedule 3 is in effect.
Grade 11s at Holocaust Symposium: Wednesday, 15 March
Grade 11 students will attend the morning session of the 16th Annual Holocaust Symposium at the University of Winnipeg, Duckworth Centre. Students are expected to get to the U of W on their own by 9:00 am and check in with their teacher. Limited bus transportation is available back to St. Paul's, however, students are required to sign up for bus transportation on the permission form for the event. Permission forms are due to Grade 11 Religion teachers on Monday, 13 March. Parent Letter
Relaxed Dress Code: Friday, 17 March
Relaxed Dress Code for $2.00 in support of the Crusader Soccer Program.
Potential Grade 11 AP English Course, September 2017
Next school year, St. Paul's is planning to offer a new grade 11 course in Advanced Placement English Language and Composition 32S. Current Grade 10 students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English Language Arts will be invited to attend an information meeting next week. At the meeting, students will be provided with a draft course outline and an information letter to being home to parents. Students interested in registering for the course will be required to return a form with parental signature to Mr Watson prior to Spring Break. A minimum of twenty students is required to offer the course next school year.
Drama Dinner Theatre
Tickets are still available for the USO Show: "Vittles for Victory” running from Thursday, 16 March through Saturday, 18 March. (Sunday’s performance is now sold out). Do your part and support our dramatic troops!
For tickets: contact Sgt. (Mr.) Matthew
Congratulations, Cru Puck A!
Congratulations to Cru Puck A on winning the 2017 WHSHL Platinum Promotions Division City Championship! The Provincial finals start next Friday - stay tuned for more details! Check out a video of the finals here.
Good luck to the B Hockey team playing for a win tonight (Friday, 3 march) in the deciding game of a quarter-final series against College Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Puck drop is at 4:00 pm at the MTS Iceplex.
UPDATE: Semi-final Playoff Series: St. Pauls 2 vs Steinbach
Winter Sports Day: Wednesday, 8 March
The annual St. Paul’s Winter Activity Day will take place on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. The Student Council has been hard at work planning an all day event for students. The day will begin with attendance at 9:00 am in designated attendance rooms. The list for the Attendance Stations will be posted in the Student Link on Monday, March 6. After attendance is taken, students will be bussed to their chosen morning activity and return to the school for lunch at 12:00 pm. Attendance will be taken again at 1:00 pm and students will then proceed to the Multiplex to view a concert/talent show featuring various student acts.
Sign up for the ten morning activities has taken place this past week at lunch hours in the cafeteria. If your son has not yet registered for an activity, but would still like to do so, please email Cindy Kochanski to receive late registration instructions. If your son fails to register for an activity they will be placed in an all day Study Hall on March 8.
Unfortunately, the Ski Trip to Holiday Mountain has been cancelled, due to an insufficient number of staff supervisors. Further details will be sent to your son via a community message this weekend. Your son will be given the opportunity to participate in another available activity and receive a refund of their fees paid toward the Ski Trip.
Student Council Moderator
Relaxed Dress Code: Thursday, 9 March
Relaxed Dress Code for $2.00 in support of the Crusader Wrestling Program.
No School: Friday, 10 March
There are no classes on this day to provide time for a faculty inservice day.
Homework Policy and Guidelines - Draft Document
At the recent grade 9 and 10 parent meetings, we indicated we would be sharing a draft document the school has developed to ensure the instructional quality of homework. The following document was developed during our faculty inservice days over the course of the current school year. The goals of the document are to articulate a definition and rationale for homework, to clarify the roles and responsibilities of teachers, students and parents with respect to homework, and to ensure homework supports and enhances learning and encourages students to become independent learners. In developing the draft document, we considered current educational research on homework and the school's mission and vision statements. At this time, we are consulting parents and requesting feedback on the draft homework policy and guidelines document. Please read the document linked below and send any feedback or questions you may have to Bob Lewin. We will consult with students in the coming weeks to receive their feedback prior to finalizing the document.
Draft Homework Policy and Guidelines