Notre Dame News

October 11-15

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16.34)

Important Dates:

October 8: PD Day - No school for students

October 11: Thanksgiving - No school


  • Students ... please remember to bring your own masks each day. We are providing disposal masks to those students who forget, but our supplies are limited and we are noticing several students are requesting masks daily. Thank you for your help!

Alpha Youth Series is back!

Starting October 13th in the Youth Ministry Office, Food and Discussion every Wednesday at lunch. Great to gain religion hours, learn and grow in faith.


Thursday, October 14th

  • JV Volleyball - NDHS @ LTCHS - Boys game starts at 6:00pm - Girls game to follow
  • Lindsay Thurber Livestreams their games

Friday, October 15th

  • SR Football - ND vs HHHS - 7:30 pm Kick Off
  • Will have some tickets available Thursday / Friday to hand out to any students that may like to attend

International Trip

Beaches, Castles, Gelato, Shopping, Oh My! Want to explore Europe? We still have room on the Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy trip taking place July 4-14, 2021.

It's the perfect graduation present - or just a nice gift for making it through another year of school. Visit:

See Mr. Unland for more details (room 2103).

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If you are interested in being a tutor this semester, or if you are in need of a tutor, please come to Student Services and speak to one of the counsellors. We would be happy to help you out!

Learning Commons

If you (or your graduated siblings) still have books checked out from last school year please return them to the Learning Commons as soon as possible. You will be unable to check out any new materials until those items are returned. Ms. Dinan thanks you in advance!

Lunchtime Programs/Clubs:

  • Tuesday - Tech Tuesday
  • Wednesday - D & D Club
  • Friday - Board Game Cafe
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Special Projects

Try Special Projects!! Have an idea for an event, a club, an activity, or really anything!? Want extra credits? Take our ND Special Projects class! Come up with your own project idea for the school or community and we can go from there... the possibilities are endless! Come chat with Mme. McQuay in room 2404 for more information.
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Out of Province College & University Fair

Any student considering a post-secondary education out of province should attend the OOP (Out Of Province) virtual event taking place next month. All of our virtual fairs will feature representatives from participating institutions. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and explore post-secondary options through live video chat.

To register:

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Mini Post Secondary Fair

On Monday, October 18, Notre Dame will be hosting a “Mini” Post-Secondary Education Fair with five AMAZING Alberta post-secondary institutions participating:

  • MacEwan University
  • Lethbridge College
  • Medicine Hat College
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Calgary

This event will take place from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Learning Commons. In order to manage numbers and maintain distance, SIGN UP IS REQUIRED. Students in all grades are welcome to participate. Please sign up using the Google Sheet below.

Alberta College & University Fair

Any student considering a post-secondary education within Alberta should attend the ELAA (Educational Liaison Association of Alberta) virtual event taking place next month.

28 Alberta post-secondary institutions including Colleges, Universities, Technical Institutions, the RCMP, and Canadian Forces will be in attendance. In this virtual booth fair, you can inquire about programs, admission requirements, scholarships, housing, and much more!

To register, please visit:

University of Calgary “In Person” Application Appointments

Are you considering attending the University of Calgary in September 2022? Do you need help with your application or have you already applied? Are you wondering about student awards, residence or your application? Book an IN PERSON application appointment with a National Recruiter from the U of C. Meet IN PERSON at Notre Dame Monday, October 18. (20-minute appointment times will be available between 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Masks are required and physical distancing will be maintained.)

Please book your appointment time now!


Please contact Ms. Halter if you have any questions (

Submitting your Application to the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta has over 200 undergraduate program options, $34 million in scholarships and awards, 450+ student groups and clubs, award-winning teachers and researchers, and an amazing student body!

This information session will give students an opportunity to learn more about programs, campus life, admission requirements, and upcoming events for prospective students.

Join online and learn how to submit an application for admission to U of A! This session will begin with a short presentation and will be followed by a Q & A with a UAlberta Advisor.

  • Monday, September 27: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 6: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 7: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

To register, click:

University of Alberta Info Session - For Notre Dame Students Only!

The University of Alberta will be hosting a virtual information session for Notre Dame students (all grades) on Wednesday October 20 at 4:00 pm. At this session, students can get information on programs, applications, scholarships, residence and more. To register, click:

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program - Grade 11 Students

The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program is a scholarship program open to GRADE 11 students. The application process will reopen in December 2021. Check the Horatio Alger website for details. Applicants for both the Entrepreneurial and Canadian Scholarships are required to fill out only ONE application.

Loran Scholars Award

There is no longer a limit to the number of applicants from a single school for this award. All students wishing to be considered for the Loran Scholars award need to apply directly through the website. The deadline to apply is 8PM EST on October 13.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Be in your final year of uninterrupted full-time studies in high school.
  • Present a minimum cumulative average of 85%.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.
  • Be at least 16 years of age by September 1st of the following year.

Students who graduated in 2021 and are currently taking a gap year are also eligible to apply.

Ten Peaks Virtual Student Conference

You are invited to register for a free, virtual conference - 10 Peaks Innovation Xchange (10PIX) on Wednesday, October 20th.

10PIX is a free, one day, virtual conference connecting Alberta high school (grade 9 – 12) students and teachers with industry, government, education, non-government organizations and the scientific community to help students learn about around energy, environment and climate – and related jobs and careers.

This year’s conference theme is Our Energy Transition. The program has 5 concurrent tracks: Carbon and Climate, Alternative Energy, Environment Thought Leaders, Inspiring Innovation, and Transforming Technology.

Keynote Speakers and related speaking topics are:

  • Susannah Pierce - Shell Canada President and country chair GM, renewables and energy solutions - Shell's Energy Transition Strategy
  • Peter Tertzakian, creator Energyphile

  • Chelsea Donelon, Senior policy advisor, Climate policy and Technology, TransAlta - Carving a Career in Climate
  • David Dodge - Producer at - Insights into the AB Clean Energy Revolution
  • Adrita Haque - Election node chair at Calgary Climate Hub - Making Individual Actions Count in the Energy Transition

There will also be a lunch time speaker sponsored by CAOEC, Kevin Krausert, President and CEO, Avatar Innovations - Energy: The Apollo Project of our Time

Avatar is partnering with the University of Calgary and XPRIZE who partnered with Elon Musk and the Musk Foundation for a XPRIZE competition - the Avatar Carbon Removal Accelerator.

Check out our 36+ speaker list, program and FAQ on Ten Peaks’ registration page. 10PIX Registration

Please register soon! Registration closes on October 8, and is limited to the first 10,000 registrants. Please note that students and teachers must register using their school domain email address.

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