Notre Dame News

June 14-18

It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name. (Psalm 92.1)


Grads, please ensure you submit your grad blurb using the form below ASAP! If you don't, you never know what creative things might be said as you cross the stage!!

Grad Blurb Form

Locker Clean Out!

Students with lockers, please consider cleaning out lockers that are no longer being used. All lockers will need to be cleaned out by the end of the day on June 23.

Once you have emptied your locker, leave it OPEN. Leave the lock in the locked position on the inside. This way, we know it is empty and ready for cleaning.

Learning Commons: It's Return Time!

Materials Return/Deposit Refund Dates:

  • Monday, June 14th - Wednesday, June 23rd: (for students on-site)
  • June 24th, 25th and 28th - 10:30 am - 6:00 pm in front of the school (for all at home learning students)

**Please remember you will need your student ID with you in order to claim your textbook deposit refund. All loaned materials (chromebooks, calculators, textbooks, Learning Commons items, etc) must be returned in order to collect your deposit.


We will be running some drop in volleyball and a Spring Football Camp - depending on the Government of Alberta and AHS guidelines. NOTHING HAS BEEN PLANNED YET as we wait for the guidelines - but we are looking at starting after June 15th. Connect with Mr. Rattan for more information!

ND's Got Talent! Finals!

Join us on June 16th at lunch in the amphitheatre or live-streamed on social media! Congratulations to the following finalists!

  • Grace Lemus
  • Evan Creighton
  • Haley Rowland
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International Trip 2022!

It’s time to begin making the dreams of the last 1.5 years a reality ...

It’s time to live the life we had to put on hold ...

It’s time to see the world!

You’re invited to Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy July 4-14, 2022.

Visit this link for more information.

Join the virtual information/sign up meeting on June 17, 2021 by submitting your email here.

One lucky traveller who participates in the Information meeting AND signs up to travel will win a pair of AirPods!

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Proposed Japan Exchange Trip in 2022

There will be a virtual information meeting for students and parents on June 17th at 7:00 pm for any students interested in a proposed exchange trip to Japan next year. Students form Yamate Gakuin School in Yokohama will visit in April 2022 and Notre Dame students will travel to Japan in July 2022.

For more information or to get the Google Meet link please email Please click here for the brochure or visit Mr. Lerouge for a copy.

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School Bus Registration

School bus registration is now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents/guardians need to register their child(ren) to access this service prior to Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Click here to register.

Late registrations for bus service will be processed as best we can. There will be a $50 late fee per student and service may be delayed. Families who do not qualify for free transportation and wish to access busing, payment arrangements can be made at the school.

For information on school bus eligibility, please click here.

Grade 12s: My Pass Accounts

Grade 12s - Have you set up your myPass account yet? It is important for all high school students to have a myPass account prior to graduation. myPass is used to order your Alberta High School Transcripts, to view Diplomas and much more.

If you are in grade 12 and have NOT yet set up your account, please reach out to Mrs. Wilkins ( in the office or to Mr. Deschenes ( to help you.

Note: It is VERY IMPORTANT that you use a PERSONAL email for myPass. After June, your rdcrs student account will not longer be active for graduates. Using a personal email ensures you will continue to have access to key information moving forward.

High School Small Group Series - Religion Hour opportunity

Small groups is an opportunity to have conversations with other high school students from both Notre Dame and St. Joe's. Join us every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening over Zoom from 7-9 pm. Join the link, or be added to the weekly updates of events Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 847 5105 8892 Password: 463988 For weekly updates-contact Miss J-net:

Blood Donor Challenge

The high school blood donor challenge continues. Join in!

Go to this link, create an account and join our team Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School - Red Deer Grad 2021 (or with team number ESND0093571) The immediate need for blood donors is high. Please donate. Save a life!

Student Loans and Grants

The application for student loans & grants for the 2021/2022 school year is now available. Apply today at

Alexander Rutherford Scholarship

The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship application for the 2021/2022 school year will be available in August. Check the Student Aid Alberta website for information:

U of A Student Loans 101 Workshops

The U of A will be hosting Student Loans 101 sessions over the summer where expert loan advisors will walk students through the loan application process and help them submit their application. Registration will be available mid-June at You will need to be attending U of A in order to participate in these sessions.

Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer's Scholarship For Young Volunteers Young Leader Award

Are you a student in Red Deer looking for a scholarship or bursary to help with your education? The Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer is pleased to introduce the Young Leader Award, aimed at recognizing and rewarding young adults in Red Deer who are engaged in their community. The Young Leader Award will award a $1,000 bursary towards a post-secondary or furthering education program to one eligible Red Deer Student. The successful recipient is someone who is graduating in 2021, displays an aptitude for volunteering/giving back, and has a desire to be a community leader.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Young Leader Award, the deadline to apply is July 31, 2021. Visit for more information and to apply.

Ladies' Auxiliary, AB-NWT Command The Royal Canadian Legion Bursary

Are you (a) a child/grandchild/great-grandchild, niece/nephew or great niece/nephew of Veterans' personnel (b) child/grandchild of current RCMP personnel (c) child/grandchild of Auxiliary or Branch member? If yes and if you plan to attend post-secondary in the fall, please check out the Ladies' Auxiliary, AB-NWT Command The Royal Canadian Legion Bursary at

The deadline to apply for this bursary is August 31. Note that applications must be mailed by Canada Post so be sure to apply early!

It's National Indigenous History Month!

The Meaning of Sage
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