Academic Awards and Grade 9–11 Honour Roll
Click the following links to view a list of award recipients from the Closing Awards Assembly on June 21, 2018 and grades 9–11 Silver and Gold Honour Roll honourees.
Convocation Awards Presentations, Honour Roll, and 2018 Graduates
Click the following links to view a list of award recipients from the Convocation ceremony on June 26, 2018, grade twelve Silver and Gold Honour Roll honourees, and a list of graduates of the St. Paul's High School Class of 2018.
Correction: the following students should have been acknowledged as honour roll recipients during convocation on June 26, 2018. We regret our error and acknowledges their outstanding accomplishments.
Congratulations, Justin Cross!
Justin Cross was named the Volleyball Manitoba 16U Player of the Year! Congratulations!
Farewell to St. Paul's Staff
Len Altilia, SJ
Our community has been blessed to have Father Altilia serve as President of St. Paul’s High School for the past five years. Father Len has brought a focused attention to the faith-based mission of St. Paul’s in all that it does and all that we do throughout the school community. He has structurally transitioned the school in preparation for a lay-President and has collaborated with the St. Paul’s High School Board of Directors to ensure the school’s viability and success for many years to come.
Father has made an impact on students, parents, alumni, and all of us who work at St. Paul’s. He has demonstrated care and concern for all members of our community by his faithful presence in the school and at so many community and alumni events.
Father Len has enriched the Ignatian, Jesuit, and Catholic mission of St. Paul’s, by his actions and the words he has shared during countless homilies in the Martyrs’ Chapel and at school liturgies.
Father Len’s leadership has strengthened the school’s Alumni Association and increased alumni engagement through events like the Alumni Speaker Series and opportunities for alumni to volunteer in the community and interact at various social events. During his tenure as President, Father Len has directed funds to build the school’s Bursary Fund so that tuition assistance will continue to be available to families in financial need.
Father Len has been an integral member of the school’s administration and brought a great wealth of experience having served as a school administrator for many years prior to St. Paul’s. His wise counsel, depth of experience, and guidance have been invaluable in creating a welcoming school for all members of our community.
Father Len is a true Champion of Jesuit Education. In addition to his role as President of St. Paul’s High School, he served as Chairperson of the Education of Youth Committee for all Jesuit education apostolates in Canada, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Jesuit Schools Network and Gonzaga Middle School, and as the Provincial Assistant for Pre-Secondary and Secondary Education in Canada.
In September 2018, Father Len will begin his new work in the Society of Jesus as Secretary of the Canadian Jesuit Province and Coordinator of the Translation Office. He will continue his assignment as the Provincial Assistant for Secondary Education, and so, we will still get the occasional visit from Fr. Len in the years to come.
We wish Fr. Len all the best as he moves into his new role. We will miss his sense of humour, gregarious laugh, compassionate nature, and kind heart. The entire St. Paul’s High School community remains forever grateful for Fr. Len's generous and effective service.
Mr. David Havixbeck will be on a one-year sabbatical for the 2018–2019 school year. We wish him and his family all the best and look forward to his return for the 2019–2020 school-year.
Mr. Dennis Kuzenko came to St. Paul’s to teach Science in 2011. Prior to joining our community, Mr. Kuzenko was involved in our school through the planning of two service trips to El Salvador in July 2010 and July 2011. During Mr. Kuzenko’s time at St. Paul’s, Project El Salvador has flourished and has enriched the lives of many St. Paul’s students and staff members and the people in the communities in El Salvador with whom they shared their experiences. Mr. Kuzenko is an exemplary Ingatian educator and has served as a positive mentor for many teachers at St. Paul’s. Though he will not have official duties, Mr. Kuzenko will be around St. Paul’s next year as he will continue to work with our school on a volunteer basis on Project El Salvador and as a director for the Spiritual Exercises grade twelve Religion elective.
After sixteen years of service to St. Paul’s High School, Mr. Mike Watson is leaving to be the principal at Morris School in Morris, Manitoba. During his time at St. Paul’s, Mr. Watson has served in numerous roles including classroom teacher, Vice Principal Students, Vice Principal Academics, wrestling coach and program coordinator, and football coach. Regardless of his role, Mr. Watson showed an interest in getting to know students and encouraged them to strive to give their very best in all situations. Mr. Watson will be missed, we thank him for his many years of generous service, and wish him all the best in his new role.
Tony and Stella Louizos (acknowledged in a previous news post)
The entire St. Paul’s community has benefitted from Tony and Stella's many years of delicious cooking – breakfast buns, Greek hamburgers, homemade soups, pita, poutine – the list goes on. We will miss their family-style hospitality and friendly smiles and we wish them the very best in retirement and the adventures ahead.
Faculty Appointments: 2018–2019 School Year
Kevin Booth '78 - President / Director of the Apostolate
Mr. Kevin Booth '78 has been selected as the next President of St. Paul's High School. Mr. Booth comes to St. Paul's with over thirty-four years of experience in Catholic and Jesuit education. He has long-standing ties to St. Paul’s and the local community. As a St. Paul’s alumnus, Mr. Booth began his career in education at St. Paul's as a teacher and then in the roles of Director of Athletics and Vice Principal Students. He has a deep understanding of Ignatian pedagogy and collaboration focused on love, creativity, and genuine care and concern for all. Mr. Booth currently resides in Alberta and will be relocating “home” with his wife Sheryl this summer.
Kevin Sterner - Vice Principal Academics
Mr. Sterner has served the St. Paul's High School community for twenty-four years. During his career, Mr. Sterner has taught primarily in the Mathematics Department and has contributed to the school’s extracurricular program as Textbooks Coordinator, Chess Club Moderator, Volleyball Coach, Christian Life Communities Group Leader, and as an Assistant Producer of numerous drama productions over the years. Mr. Sterner brings outstanding organizational and long-range planning abilities, effective communication skills, and a strong religious background and commitment to the Catholic faith and Ignatian spirituality.
Euan Burton - Classroom Teacher
We welcome Mr. Euan Burton to St. Paul’s High School as a Biology/Science teacher replacing Mr. David Havixbeck during his one-year sabbatical. Mr. Burton earned a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Science degree in Biology from Concordia University, and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Manitoba. Prior to teaching, Mr. Burton worked as a genetic engineer and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will enhance students’ laboratory and research skills and scientific literacy. Mr. Burton will be teaching grade nine and ten science and grade twelve biology next school year.
Elias Fiebelkorn '09 - Classroom Teacher
Since February of the current school year, Mr. Fiebelkorn has been teaching grade nine Classical Studies and Social Studies at St. Paul’s and coached the Crusader Rugby ‘A’ Team to City and Provincial Championships this Spring! Mr. Fiebelkorn is a graduate of the University of Manitoba and holds Bachelor degrees in Arts and Education with teaching specialization in History/Social Studies, Spanish, and English as an additional language. He is a member of the St. Paul’s High School graduating class of 2009 and has volunteered as a coach in the Crusader Rugby Program since his graduation from St. Paul’s. Mr. Fiebelkorn will be teaching grade nine mathematics and grade eleven Canadian history next school year.
Academic Transcript Requests
Students requiring acadmic transcripts over the summer should request them by clicking on the button below. School office hours are restricted over the summer and transcript requests may require 7–10 business days to be processed.
2018–2019 School Year
The following letter was included with report cards of returning students and is linked below for reference.
2018–2019 School Year Introductory Letter
Have a wonderful Summer!
We wish all students and thier families a peaceful and enjoyable summer filled with many blessings.
A Summer Prayer
Father, Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank you for the warmth of the sun
and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all around me
and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.
Thank You for the increased time I have to be with my friends and family,
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to You this summer.
Teach me how I can pray
no matter where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of Your presence
and light my path with Your Word and Counsel.
As I enjoy Your creation, create in me
a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.
This is the final news post for the 2017–2018 school year. Regular weekly news posts will resume in late August in prearation for the new school year commencing in September.