Archive for November, 2018

Imagine a Canada 2019: Student Reconciliation Project

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation’s (NCTR) Imagine a Canada team is calling all K – Gr 12 students from across the country to lead our nation through reconciliation and make the future of Canada a more respectful place. Understanding residential school history can be a challenging and difficult topic; learning through art can heal, transform and empower youth to make a difference in Canadian society. Students can share their vision of what reconciliation can be in a poem, a song, a painting, a sculpture, a rap, a drawing, an essay, anything! One student from each province and territory will be invited as reconciliation ambassadors to the National Leadership Workshop and Ceremony celebrating reconciliation. The submission deadline is January 31, 2019. For more information and to download the Imagine a Canada teacher’s guide, poster and social graphics, please visit: or contact the Imagine a Canada team at 1-855-415-4534.

U of R – French Presentation

Friday, November 16th, 2018

An Advisor from the U of R will be at our school on Thursday, November 22nd during Period 1. Come learn about what you can do in French at the University of Regina with La Cité! The U of R has the largest selection of study options in French in Saskatchewan, with programs in French and Francophone Intercultural Studies, Education and Nursing. Other opportunities for students include studying abroad, internships, residence, scholarships, and more. Discover why La Cité is the place to live and learn in French. Please see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services for more information and to sign up for the presentation.

STEAM Horizon Awards ($25,000)

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canada’s youth to promote positive changes throughout their community using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Five Canadian students will be awarded $25,000 each, to attend a Canadian university or college to study in a STEAM field. Two of these awards will be given to Indigenous students. The winners will also be invited to Ottawa and recognized at an award ceremony in April 2019. To be eligible, students must be 16-18 years old, recognized for STEAM-related accomplishments, have a minimum academic average of 85%, and be preparing to enroll in Fall 2019 in their first year of post-secondary education in a STEAM field in Canada. More information about the prize program and how to apply can be found at The deadline for applications is January 16, 2019.

U of S Scholarships and Awards

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Students entering the U of S are eligible for numerous scholarships and awards. Students can see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services if they have any questions. 

1)     Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships – Students will be considered for a Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship when they apply for admissions. These scholarships recognize academic achievements and are awarded based on the calculated admission average.

2)     Best and Brightest Entrance  Scholarships – (Apply for admissions by Dec 1 & Apply for awards by Dec 15 These include uSask’s highest valued, renewable entrance scholarships and are awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to school and community life. These scholarships require the submission of a separate awards application after students apply for admissions. 

3)     Competitive Entrance Awards – (Apply for admissions by Feb 15 & Apply for awards by March 1) These include numerous scholarships and bursaries that can be accessed by many students with diverse experiences. Applicants can be considered based on academic achievement, financial need and/or contributions to school and community life. All entering students are encouraged to apply. 

Lives That Make a Difference Essay Contest ($3,000; $1,000)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Students in Grade 5- Grade 12 may enter the contest by writing an essay (300 words or less) based on someone they think made the biggest impact (positive or negative) on Canadian society in 2018. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: Grade 5-8 and Grade 9-12. Two winners will be selected in each level: Grand Prize is $3,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. First Prize is $2,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2018. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit

Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship ($1000)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize and encourage young Saskatchewan poets. It is named in honour of Patrick (Paddy) O’Rourke, a teacher, literary editor, mentor and prominent friend of Saskatoon’s and Saskatchewan’s arts community. The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship will be awarded annually, at the discretion of the Scholarship judges and administrators. The amount awarded will be determined in part by donor support. The 2019 scholarship will be for $1,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2019.  Applications must be submitted by mail or courier. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, and to submit an entry, please visit

SHAD 2019 Enrichment Program

Monday, November 5th, 2018

SHAD is a 27-day STEAM and entrepreneurship based enrichment program for students in grade 10, 11 and 12. Participants live at a host university campus outside their hometown while engaging in experiential learning, sociocultural activities and community building. The SHAD 2019 program will take place from Sunday, June 30 to Friday July 26, 2019. Students can apply by visiting Applications must be submitted by Monday, November 19, 2018 and applicants will be notified of their application status in February 2019. See Mrs. Rapin in Student Services if you have any questions.  

What is Engineering?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Registration for the annual “What is Engineering?” event is now open. The event will be held at the University of Saskatchewan on Friday, November 16th, 2018. Students will connect with professional engineers, university professors, administrators and current students for an exciting snapshot of engineering, what engineers do and the exceptional variety of engineering educational programs offered in Saskatchewan by U of S and U of R. Students must register for the event before Wednesday, November 14th  at For more information, see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services.