Thursday, 31 May: Exemption Notifications and Review Day Attendance
Students will receive exemption/review day attendance reports at the end of the school day on Thursday, 31 May. Students earning multiple exemptions may be excused from attending review classes on Friday, 1 June through Tuesday, 5 June inclusive. Each student will receive an individualized report indicating numbers of earned exemptions and whether or not review day attendance is required.
Students required to attend review classes will be in classes for full days as usual. Those excused from review days may choose to attend review classes in courses in which they are required to write exams.
Warm Weather Dress Code remains in effect during review days and exams.
Final Exam Schedule: 6–18 June
End of Year: Important Dates
Mark your calendars with the following important dates for the current school year. Further details will be provided in the next news post.
Crusader Track and Field
Both the Junior Varsity and Varsity Crusaders claimed the championship banners at the Winnipeg West Athletic Conference (WWAC) conference track meet. The Junior Varsity team achieved an incredible 182 points with Oak Park in second with 39 points. The Varsity team won with 89 points with Fort Richmond in second with 72 points. The team now prepares to take on the rest of the province at the MHSAA Provincial Championships on June 7–9..
The Junior Varsity team was led by Grade nine speedster Trae Tomlinson '21, and Grade 10 jumper Robbie Gerstner '20 – both claiming 3 gold medals.
The Varsity team was led by Matt Indome '18 and Jack Taylor '18 – both claiming 3 gold medals.
Congratulations to all members of the St. Paul's Track and Field Team and good luck at Provincials!
2018–2019 Year-at-a-Glance School Calendar (DRAFT)
Our Year-at-a-Glance calendar is intended as a quick reference to identify holidays, no school days, exam schedule dates, early dismissals, scheduled masses and assemblies, schedule changes, and days of the school cycle. A final version along with a summary of changes will be published late-August and distributed in the school's August mailing to returning students. A month-by-month calendar will also be published prior to the end of the current school year and events will be uploaded to the parent calendar in the St. Paul's Online Community.
UPDATE: Mission Week
The last weekly news post indicated St. Paul's raised more than $8,700 in support of Sight.org to pay for eye surgeries in Togo, Africa. A final audit of donations has been completed and the total donation amount is just over $10,200! Thank-you, once again, to all St. Paul's community members for your incredible response and congratulations to the Maroon & White on running an extremely successful event for mission!
No School, Victoria Day: Monday, 21 May
The school is closed for Victoria Day.
Early Dismissal: Tuesday, 22 May
Students will be dismissed at 2:25 pm to accommodate a staff meeting. Schedule 2 is in effect.
Choir Performance: Thursday, 23 May, 7PM
This project is a collaboration between the choral programmes of St. Paul's High School, St. Mary’s Academy, and St. Boniface Diocesan High School. Each school will present pieces and we will then close the programme with a combined effort.
Ernie Ostermann Golf Tournament: Thursday, 24 May
Grade 12 students do not have classes on Thursday to allow them to participate in the annual Ernie Ostermann Golf Tournament at Bel Acres Golf Course.
Congratulations Matt Hedden and Shane Gabel!
Congratulations to Matt Hedden '18 and Shane Gabel '18, both members of Winman "Clutch," 18U Volleyball Provincial Championship team. In addition, Shane was named to the tournament All-Star team for his excellent play.
On a related note, Matt has been selected by the Manitoba High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) to receive the McDonald’s Leadership Award. Matt will be attending an award ceremony later this month in recognition for his outstanding leadership and contribution to high school athletics.
Well done, Matt and Shane!
Pope Francis - A Man of His Word - Official Trailer
Pope Francis embarks on a personal journey to present his work of reform and answer today's global questions–from his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality–to his involvement in environmental issues, social justice and calls for peace. In Theaters May 18.
Thank-you for Supporting Sight.org
Thank-you to all students and parents for your overwhelming support of our last Mission Week of the school year. Through your generosity, St. Paul's High School raised more than $8,700 which will go directly to Sight.org to pay for eye surgeries in Togo, Africa, where there is limited access to eyecare.
Evening of Performing and Visual Arts
Congratulations to all students and staff involved in making our annual evening of performing and visual arts a wonderful success. The musical performances by all of the various bands and choirs, along with the displays of student artwork, made for an enjoyable evening and great opportunity to showcase the talents and creativity of St. Paul's students. Many thanks go to Mrs. Karri Langdon and other members of the Parent Guild for organizing the reception following the performances.
Student Council Spirit Week: 14–18 May
Grade 9 Track and Field Day: Monday, 14 May
All Grade 9 students will be participating in the St. Paul's Track and Field meet held at the University of Manitoba - Pan Am Stadium-outdoor track.
Information Letter (previously emailed to Grade 9 parents)
Advance Placement (AP) Exam Schedule
Kairos Retreat Registration: 2018–2019 School Year
The Kairos retreat aims to create an environment away, a moment in “God’s time,” during which students may be awakened to the presence of God and called know themselves more fully. Participation is entirely voluntary, though the number of students on each retreat is capped. The experience occurs over three and a half days at St. Benedict’s Retreat Centre under the guidance of faculty and student peers.
Four Kairos retreats will be offered next school year, with the first two available to grade twelve students and the second two available to grade eleven students. Students are strongly encouraged to review the dates of the retreats planned for next year and submit their application early to avoid disappointment.
Kairos Applications are available at the school’s front desk or by clicking the following button. Any questions about this program should be directed to the Kairos Retreat Coordinator, Dr. Rob Puchniak, (204) 831-2300, ext. 356.
2018 Volleyball Manitoba 17U Provincial Championship
Congratulations to Darian Koskie ‘19, Carter Nott-Eyjolfson ’19 and Ben Traa ’19 of the Jr. Wesmen 17U Volleyball Team for winning the 17U Provincial Championships in Brandon last weekend. The Jr. Wesmen will now compete in the 2018 National Championships in Edmonton on May 20-22.
2018 Indoor Provincial Beach Volleyball JV Championships
Congratulations to Justin Cross '20 and Eric Loewen '20. They captured the indoor provincial beach title this week representing St. Paul’s. Congrats boys! Next up will be the outdoor beach provincial competition.
On behalf of the St. Paul's High School Community, we wish a happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers in our school community. The following prayer is offered in honour of all mothers.
There are times when only a mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a mother's heart and a mother's faith
And a mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the angels
And sent from God above.
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