Notre Dame News

December 7-11

Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: All flesh shall see the salvation of God. (Luke 3: 4, 6)


  • Sunday, December 6: Second Sunday of Advent (Peace)
  • Friday, December 11: NO SCHOOL - PD Day
  • December 19-January 3: Christmas Break
  • January 4-8: At home learning resumes.
  • January 11: Return to in class learning.

WOW! Way to go students!

Although we would much prefer to all be together in person, we are so VERY VERY proud of each you for your ability to respond to the directive to move to at home learning. You are showing up, you are engaging, you are LEARNING! You are making us all proud, students of NDHS. Keep working hard ... your teachers and staff will continue to support your efforts!

Notre Dame Service Project Virtual Auction

Just in time for Christmas shopping, our Notre Dame Service Project team will be hosting a virtual auction from 9:00 am on December 7 to 4:00 pm on December. 11. All proceeds will go directly to our chosen charity- Smiles Thru Lindsey. Be sure to check our Facebook page starting Monday for your chance to bid on some amazing, locally donated items.

ND Cafe!

ND Cafe thought it might be fun to give our students the recipes to some of the holiday baking they're missing from the cafe these days. Enjoy making your home smell wonderful with some fresh baking, and take some photos and tag ND so we can see your amazing baking skills! ND Cafe Gingerbread Scones- link on the website under Cafe Notre Dame!

Are You the Parent of a Procrastinator?

Mrs. Vickery, our Family School Enhancement Counsellor, will be holding a 'Parenting a Procrastinator in a Pandemic' Google Meet on Monday, December 7th at 6:00 pm.

Here is the registration link for sign up:

One Act Directors Wanted!

If you are interested in being a director for One-Acts (Advanced Acting) please email Mrs. Johnson ( ASAP. Your first draft of your script (or a script that you have permission to use) must be submitted by December 11th.

Learning Commons - Curbside Pick-up!

Are you missing something you need or want from the Learning Commons? Curbside pick-up of textbooks and Learning Commons materials is available and will be continuing for the duration of online learning! Email us at to book a pickup appointment.

Last Alpha Session Before Christmas!!

Wednesday December 9th at Noon! On Google Meets-J-Net's Google Classroom The Code to enter the classroom is: It will also run on instagram @rdcrsym

Prayer and Praise (PJ's)! This Thursday!!

Thursday December 10th and 17th (8-8:45 am)

Prayer and Praise! This week and next week before we end for the holidays! On Instagram @rdcrsym or Zoom: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 267 964 5040 Passcode: 464046

Creativity Workshop

The Creativity Workshop: When we're back in school on January 11th, we will have the in-person workshop that day after school.

Career Appointments

Ms. Halter will be taking appointments with students for career planning via Google Meet November 30 - December 18. Book an appointment slot online to setup a meeting: (Please note that appointment slots are released 2 weeks at a time.)

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Nomination is required for the Schulich Leader Scholarship. To be considered as Notre Dame's Schulich Leader nominee, a completed scholarship application needs to be submitted to Ms. Halter by January 4, 2021. An interview with Mrs. McQuay will follow. More details on how to apply can be found on the Schulich Leader Scholarship website:

Optimist International Scholarship Program (Essay Contest)

Please submit 4 copies of your essay to Ms. Halter by January 30,2021. This year's topic is "Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism". Winning essays at the Red Deer Club level will be considered at the District level for the chance to win $2,500. More details and to download the application:

Simon Fraser University Interactive Webinars: Faculty of Environment

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is in Burnaby BC. SFU's Faculty of Environment is hosting a series of interactive webinars to help students test drive university. Each 45 minute webinar features an SFU professor and current students from different majors within the Faculty including Geography (November 24), Resource and Environmental Management (November 26), Environmental Science (November 30) and Archaeology (December 2). Register here if you are interested in attending the webinar(s):

Red Deer College's Winter 2021 Jumpstart Program

Red Deer College's Winter 2021 JumpStart program will be running next term, giving grade 11 & 12 students the opportunity to take a post-secondary course, explore an area of interest and take on a new challenge. Tuition for a JumpStart course is $0, but students will be required to pay for any textbooks. Most of RDC’s courses that are eligible within the JumpStart program are being delivered online, potentially making it easier for students to participate. If you are interested in this program, please contact Ms. Halter by email ( for more details.

Junior Achievement Company Program - Register today!

Are you interested in business and entrepreneurship? Registration for the Junior Achievement Virtual Company Program is now open. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Melanie Willerth by email: