Student Council Election Results
Student Council Elections took place on Monday, 23 April. Students have voted and our Student Council President and Vice President for the 2018–2019 school year will be Ethan Lewis and Travis Dech. Congratulations to Ethan and Travis and to all the other candidates – Vincenzo DeRosa and Nick Moore, Allan Foran and Brody Lawson, and Jacob Zirino and Carter Nott-Eyjolfson – who ran for student council for the coming school year.
Mission Week 3: Maroon and White – Sight.org
"Their Vision–Our Mission"
Monday, 30 April through Friday, 4 May
GOAL: For our final Mission Week this year, we have set a goal of one (1) Cataract Surgery per mentor group in support of our chosen organization: Sight.org
Each surgery costs approximately $200.00 CAD and are overall goal is to raise enough funds for 40 surgeries ($8,000 CDN).
Please note the following events for Mission Week and encourage your sons to participate fully in the events for this worthy cause.
Mission Week Activities
Bing Crosby Speech Competition: Tuesday, 1 May
We will follow a modified schedule to accommodate the annual Bing Crosby Speech Competition and Paul Herriot Spelling Bee. School Day: 5
Note: there are no period 6 classes on this day. Grade 12 students will be dismissed after period 5.
Relaxed Dress Code and Grade 10 Bake Sale: Thursday, 3 May
Relaxed Dress Code: $2.00 in support of our recent Mission Fund Drive for Sight.org
Grade 10 Bake Sale: Thursday is a designated bake sale for grade ten families. Please bring baked goods to the Reception Desk on the Thursday morning. Thank-you in advance for contributing baked goods.
Mother-Son Liturgy: Friday, 4 May
Grade 12 Students and their mothers will participate in the annual Mother-Son Liturgy. The schedule is as follows:
PARKING: The Winnipeg Parking Authority has lifted parking restrictions to allow for sufficient parking for this event. The following arrangements will be in place from 8:00AM–2:00PM on Friday, 4 May:
Marian Liturgy: Friday, 4 May
Grade 9–11 Students will attend the Marian Liturgy at 2:30 PM on Friday, 4 May. Schedule 2 is in effect, however, the school day will end at 3:15pm as per our regular schedule.
From the Parent Guild
“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” ~ Fennel Hudson
Mr. Hudson, we think you are on to something. The Parent Guild is most certainly feeling alive, and it is not just because of the spring sunshine.
We’d like to thank the following people for their help recently:
Looking forward, the Guild would like you to mark your calendars with 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!
The Parent Guild wishes our Moms a very Happy Mother’s Day on May 13 and hopes everyone is able to enjoy a wonderful month. Go Jets Go!!!
Warm Weather Dress Code: Monday, 7 May
We will be moving to Dress Code II, or Warm Weather Dress Code on Monday, 7 May. Please note that Dress Code I: Regular Dress Code may always be worn if the student so chooses. However, Dress Code II allows for the following options:
Option 1: Regular Dress Code without Jacket. A jacket need not be worn. (Dress shirt, dress pants, dress shoes, a belt, socks). Sweater vests and long-sleeved sweaters are not permitted.
Option 2: Shorts/St. Paul’s Golf Shirt. Dress slacks may be replaced with acceptable dress shorts. These dress shorts must be a beige walking short, cut just above the knee and having belt loops, a zipper and pockets. The shorts should have a maximum of four pockets located in the traditional location on the short (two in the front; two in the back). The dress shirt may be replaced with a SPHS golf shirt. The shirts must be purchased from the Crusader Shoppe. When shorts are worn, socks must cover the ankle. Athletic shoes in good condition must be worn. Skateboarding-style and other casual shoes are not allowed. If a student chooses to wear high-cut athletic shoes, socks must be visible above the shoe.
Option 3: Dress Pants/St Paul’s Golf Shirt. A jacket need not be worn and the dress shirt and tie can be replaced by a St. Paul’s golf shirt as described in Option 2.
Note: All options are self contained and students are not permitted to mix and match elements from separate options. As always, students are not to be wearing hats or outdoor jackets throughout the school day. For those students in Grades 11 and 12 who have off campus privileges, the expectation is that they will manage their time appropriately so that they will be able to return to the building with reasonable time to put their outdoor gear away and, if necessary be dressed in an acceptable dress code option when emerging from the locker room. Failure to do so may result in a dress code violation and potentially a JUG.
The Marriage & Family Life Office of the Archdiocese of Saint Boniface will be hosting a showing of the movie “Screenagers” on Wednesday, 9 May at 7:30pm at the Canadian Mennonite University (600 Saftesbury Blvd.). It is a very powerful movie on the impact of technology use on young children and teens. There will be facilitated discussion and refreshments following the movie. This eveny is free of charge and will accommodate attendees on a first come first served basis.
Student Council Elections: Monday, 23 April
Student Council Elections will take place on Monday, 23 April. We will follow Schedule 4.
Relaxed Dress Code: Friday, 27 April
Students are encouraged to participate in the relaxed dress code for $2.00. Proceeds will support the Crusader Rugby Program.
Congratulations, Ethan McClymont!
Ethan McClymont '20 competed at the Junior World Taekwondo Championship and the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Qualifiers in Tunisia, Africa. While Ethan finished out of the metals at Worlds, he won a bronze at the YOG Qualifiers and will now join the rest of Team Canada at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aeries, Argentina in October. Ethan was the only Canadian to earn a spot and will be Canada's sole taekwondo athlete at the Youth Olympic Games. Congratulations and good luck, Ethan!
Congratulations, Rohan Sethi!
Rohan Sethi '20 participated in the Sanofi Biogenius Science Fair on April 18, where he presented his project “Effects of PTSD-like Behaviour on the Expression of Genetic Markers Associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome Using the Brain-Gut Axis Model.” Rohan earned fourth place for his project and a monetary prize, a portion of which will be donated to the St. Paul's Bursary Fund. Congratulations, Rohan!
Catholic Schools Choir Concert
St. Paul's High School, St. Mary's Academy, and St. Boniface Diocesan High School are collaborating on a Choir Concert which will take place on Wednesday, 23 May, 7PM at St. Bernadette Parish. Click below for the promotional poster.
Clothing Event for St. Paul's Community
Bestseller Homme, located on newer section of level 2 in Polo Park, is hosting a special VIP event for St. Paul's High School students, family members, and friends on April 28th and 29th (open to close). Participants will receive an additional 25% off their entire purchase (excluding clearance items).
Bestseller Homme is a family-owned company from Denmark. Bestseller Homme is bringing the best in men’s European fashions today. The latest in apparel, accessories and brands, like Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, and more. Bestseller Homme offers both formal and casual wear.
When making your purchase, please let the store associate know you are with St. Paul’s High School.
The offer is also available at their sister stores Vero Moda and Only, located next door.
School Assembly: Tuesday, 17 April
The St. Paul's Counseling Department has arranged a joint presentation by the Winnipeg Police and Winniped Fire Paramedic Services on the subject of the Fentanyl/Carfentanyl crises in Winnipeg. Schedule 5 is in effect and the presentation will be held in the MultiPlex starting at 12:45 pm. Parents are welcome to attend.
Schedule 4: Wednesday, 18 April
We will have a thirty-minute mentor group meeting to allow time to debrief the presentation by the Winnipeg Police and Fire Paramedic Services. Schedule 4
Relaxed Dress Code: Thursday, 19 April
Students are encouraged to participate in a Relaxed Dress Code day in support of the final Mission Week scheduled May 30 – April 4. This mission week will raise funds for Site.org, an organization that provides eye care and surgeries to restore sight to people in remote villages in Togo, Africa. Further details about the Mission Week will be provided to students and parents. A contribution of $2 is required to participate in the Relaxed Dress Code day.
No School: Friday, 20 April
There are no classes on this day to accommodate a professional development day for the St. Paul's faculty.
Historic Tour of London/Paris/Amsterdam – March 2019
The St. Paul's High School Social Studies Department is proposing an exciting educational trip for Spring Break 2019. The main focus of the trip is to learn some of the history and culture of three of northern Europe’s great cities: London, England; Paris, France; and Amsterdam, Netherlands. At present, there are no other school trips proposed for Spring Break 2019, however, further options may be offered depending upon availability of staff.
2018 Crusader Football Tryouts
Phase 1 - New Crusader Camp (aka Rookie Camp): April 20–21
Includes students currently in grades 9–11 who did not play Crusader football in 2017 but would like to tryout for the 2018 team. New students who have been accepted into the school for the 2018–2019 school year are eligible to tryout as well.
Phase 2 - Selection Camp - May 3–5
Includes all returning veterans from 2017 and those students invited from the Rookie Camp.
Please contact Mr. Dainard if you would like more information.
2018 Student Council Opening Speeches: Tuesday, 10 April
Tuesday, 10 April kicks off the election process for next year's Student Council. We will follow Schedule 2 and have an assembly in the afternoon to allow the President and Vice-President Candidates to introduce themselves and their platforms. The Opening Election Assembly is compulsory for grade 9–11 students and dismissal time will be at 3:15 pm. Grade 12 students who wish to vote must attend the assembly. We have four teams running for Student Council President and Vice-President, respectively:
Pink Shirt Day: Wednesday, 11 April
On Wednesday, 11 April, the Human Rights Initiative invites everyone at St. Paul's to participate in Pink Shirt Day. This anti-bullying campaign began several years ago in Nova Scotia after a group of students rallied around a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Students showed their support by distributing pink shirts throughout the school. Their kindness caught on and now schools throughout North America wear pink shirts twice a year in order to show their resistance to bullying in schools, workplaces and online. This year, the organization would like to pay special attention on cyberbullying as it is an ongoing problem for today's youth.
Grade 11 Awareness Day: Thursday, 12 April
All Grade 11 students will participate in the ‘Faith Road Show,’ visiting three houses of worship (Winnipeg Grand Mosque, Dr. Raj Pandey Hindu Centre, and Shaarey Zedek Synagogue). Busses will depart St. Paul's around 9:00 am. All Grade 11 students will be expected to attend their first period classes on this day. The following information letter and permission slip distributed to students previously is included below for reference purposes.
Term 2 Reports
Progress Reports will be mailed on Thursday, 12 April. Please contact Catherine Smither if a mailing is not received by Tuesday, 17 April.
Relaxed Dress Code: Friday, 13 April
Students are encouraged to participate in a Relaxed Dress Code day in support of the St. Paul's Robotics Club. A contribution of $2 is required to participate.
From the Parent Guild
The Guild hopes that everyone had a lovely Spring Break and a Blessed Easter.
We would like you to be aware that this month’s meeting, scheduled for April 11, has been cancelled. The next Parent Guild Meeting will be held at 7:00pm on Wednesday, 9 May in the Aulneau Room. All parents are invited and welcome to attend.
The main reason we have decided to forgo our April meeting is because we are very, very busy creating an “Enchanted Forest” for our parents, students, relatives, alumni, and friends. This is a reminder of the 32nd Annual SPHS Parent Guild Fashion Show & Fundraiser taking place at 5:00pm on Wednesday, 18 April. Honourary Chair, Margaretmary Puchniak, cordially invites you to this exciting evening, which features a professional fashion show, cocktail reception, delicious dinner, and a chance to win incredible prizes - including a $5000 trip to Shanghai! Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the St. Paul's community and to change a life. A few tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling the school or visiting the SPHS website, but please be aware that the deadline is April 13.
Have a great weekend!