Notre Dame News

April 12-16

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast loves endures forever! (Psalm 118.1)


  • April 2-11: Easter Break

Spring Sports

Please go to the Notre Dame Website (ATHLETICS TAB) and fill out the form about spring sports, so we can gauge the interest in what to offer during the pandemic.


GIRLS Basketball Skills and Drills will continue to run every Monday from April 12th to June 21st from 3:45-4:45 pm. See Coach Rattan to sign up.

We will be meeting with coaches for our other spring sports once the break is over and will roll out our schedule for those sports (handball/badminton/track and field /rugby/soccer) once we have had a chance to meet. Connect with Coach Rattan or visit notredame_cougars_athletics on IG for updated practice schedule of Spring Sports post spring break.

Learning Commons News

Congrats to Claudia Arpa, the winner of the second individual draw for the Hogwarts House Cup Reading Challenge! The next individual winner will be drawn on Wednesday, April 14th so don't forget to scan the QR code for your house and input your pages read before for a chance to win!


First Grad list of the year is out by the front office and Student Services. Please check the list to see if you are on it. You must have or know your school student ID number. Please see Mr. Lansing or Mr. Deschenes if you have any questions.

Grad Service Project 50/50 Draw

Please support our Grade 12 Service Project (Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation) through our 50/50 draw. Get your tickets before April 28! (Draw date April 30).

Grad Service Project 50/50 Draw

Blood Donor Challenge

The high school blood donor challenge is on now until June 1. Book your appointment to donate through the link below to credit the school. Donors can be anywhere in Canada - book through the link and help ND save lives and win the challenge. Please share!

Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School - Red Deer GRAD 2021 has partnered with Canadian Blood Services to help make a difference for patients in Canada. Join our team and help save lives. Join today at

Need Religion Hours - Alpha: The Next Level!

Alpha Film Series is every Wednesday in Room 1910 at noon from March 3 to May 5! Participation will give you a gift card to the cafeteria.

To register please click here or email Miss J-net at

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:

Prayer and Praise

Register to join us for prayer and praise in person in the chapel, or join us on instagram @rdcrsym at 8:10 am Thursdays!! Everyone welcome!

Service Projects

Our Annual Service Project continues! This year we are supporting the Smiles thru Lindsey Foundation. Lindsey was an ND alumni who graduated ten years ago and tragically took her life five years ago. Team Fundraising will continue until June in hopes of raising $40,000 to honour Lindsey and continue to support mental health initiatives in our community.

Teams have been competing in challenges all week that focus on positive mental health, supporting each other and connecting. Challenges include banner making, art therapy, purposeful acts of kindness, the creation of Public Service Announcements and a 24 hour scavenger hunt.

Stay tuned for the online art auction at the end of the month! Want to help? Donations are accepted at ND. Want to get involved? See Ms. Nivens to join in.

ELAA Spring 2021 - Virtual Post Secondary Fair

ELAA is the post secondary information fair where students can research all post secondary institutions and programs available in Alberta. ELAA is planning a virtual two-week Spring 2021 post-secondary recruitment season, taking place April 20-22 and April 27-29. Notre Dame students in all grades are encouraged to sign up to attend. There are several dates and times that ELAA will be running, so if you are planning to attend a session that falls within the school day, you must attend during a spare or during lunch. There is no need to miss class to attend ELAA. The Spring ELAA dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 20: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 21: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, April 22: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 27: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 28: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, April 29: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Students, parents, guardians are all welcome to join the event. Please register in advance by visiting and clicking on the “Click Here to Register” button. It is recommended that folks register in advance, to receive reminders and additional information about the virtual ELAA events.

Destination UBC (Virtual)

Canadian students admitted to UBC for Fall 2021 are invited to the virtual Destination UBC. Going to University is a big decision. This event is designed to help students identify whether UBC is the right fit for them. The two-week long event will run from April 24 to May 7 and will feature a series of social activities, faculty sessions, campus tours, info sessions and events for parents.

US College Expo - Virtual - May 1, 2021

For students considering attending post secondary in the US, the US College Expo will provide great information on admissions process, timelines & eligibility requirements for International Students. The virtual event is taking place on May 1 and registration is free. For more information visit:

RDC's General Awards Application is Now Open!

By completing this application, students are assessed for all RDC entrance awards with the exception of the Building on Excellence Award. In order to complete the General Awards Application, students must first apply to RDC and receive their Loop credentials. To Access RDC's General Awards Application: The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021.

University of Alberta Registration 101

Each spring U of A offers Registration 101 workshops for incoming first-year students. These workshops teach students how to use Bear Tracks to build a draft schedule and enroll in courses, and allows students to discuss their registration questions with staff. The 2021 workshops will take place a little later in the Spring than in past years. Once workshops are posted, students can register at

University of Alberta: Grade 11 Matters

Are you a keen grade 10 student who is already looking forward to attending the U of A? Why not attend the Grade 11 Matters presentation on April 14 and learn about the importance of your grade 11 school year in relation to your future university successes. Attendance for this event is by invite only, interested students need to sign up for updates at