Notre Dame News

March 29-April 2

Christ became obedient for us to death, even death on a Cross. Therefore God exalted him and gave him the name above every name. (Philippians 2.8-9)


  • April 2-11: Easter Break

Holy Week

As we enter Holy Week, we invite you to join us:

Holy Thursday: All Day Adoration and Confession.

  • On Holy Thursday, we reflect on the Last Supper that Jesus had with his disciples. He then went into the garden to pray and asked his disciples to stay and up and pray with him. On this day, we have the opportunity to take some time with Jesus.
  • Father Mirek will be exposing the Blessed Sacrament Thursday morning and Adoration will happen in the Notre Dame chapel until 3:30. After 11am, Father will also be available for confession through lunch.

Good Friday:
  • Remember that Good Friday is a day of fasting from meat. Eat 2-3 simple meals for the day, If you are able to go to a Good Friday service either online or in person, we encourage you to take the time to do this.


Boys Basketball Skills and Drills - see coach Henderson to sign up:

  • Monday, March 29th - 3:45-4:45 pm
  • Tuesday, March 30th - 5-6 pm
  • Wednesday, March 31st - 3:45-4:45 pm
  • Thursday, April 1st - 5-6pm

Girls Basketball Skills and Drills - see coach Rattan to sign up:

  • Monday, March 29th - 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Tuesday, March 30th - 3:45-4:45 pm
  • Wednesday, March 31st - 4:45-5:45 pm
  • Thursday, April 1st - 3:45-5:45 pm

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.

Volleyball players to play post-secondary next fall!

Our ND Volleyball program has had a successful year despite not being able to have a full season. We have the following students heading off to play post-secondary next year:

Adam Hucal - USports/OUA - Western Mustangs

Sam Jansen - USports/OUA - York Lions

Ben St. Pierre - CCAA/ACAC - Lethbridge Kodiaks

Noah Dirsten - CCAA/ACAC - Briercrest Clippers

Robbie Taylor - CCAA/ACAC - Augustana Vikings

Aidan Kelly - CCAA/ACAC - Medicine Hat Rattlers

Shynelle Woroniuk - NCAA Div 1 - Albany Great Danes

We wish you all the best!

Check out these recent articles which feature our athletes:

Skills Competitions Success!

Huge congratulations to our Regional Skills competitors. Four competitors and four medals! We swept the Carpentry competition with gold for Owen Homan, Silver for Austin Goruk, and bronze for Erick Scafe with Abrieanna Waddell finishing with a bronze in Culinary Arts. Way to go! Good luck to Owen and Austin who earned spots to compete at Provincials in April.

Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame Presents: Something Rotten! STREAMING NOW!

Tickets are available at The show is ONLY available March 24, 25, 26 at 7:00 pm and March 27 at 10:00 am & 7:00 pm.

Something Rotten is set in the Renaissance period, where brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star, Shakespeare. After consulting with a local soothsayer, Nick finds out that the future in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time. Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. This show is full of laughter, misfortune, and love. Welcome to the Renaissance!
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Learning Commons News

Do you need service hours for Religion? The Learning Commons is seeking student volunteers to help out with day-to-day library tasks! If you have an interest in art, we are looking for creative skills too. Contact Ms Dinan in the LC for more information.

Outstanding textbooks - If you have any textbooks still from Semester 1 (or last school year) please bring them back to the Learning Commons asap. You won't be able to check out anymore books until those ones come back.


Radius Productions meeting at lunch on Tuesday, March 30th in Mrs Willcocks's Room 1403. Radius Productions is a student-lead organization for all creative people. Students edit their own publications of Writing and Artwork of all kinds. We will begin this year's publication. Those interested in editing must attend. Please familiarize yourself with before the meeting if you can please.


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.


Hey grads! Make sure to follow the link below to submit your Senior Quotes! The form closes on April 1st at 11:59. Think of a good one before then!!

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

Grow Kids 2021 (Go Girls/Grow Boys Unite)

Go Girls and Grow Boys Leaders!! We are back and uniting to create GROW KIDS 2021! We are offering Red Deer grade 5 classes a virtual event on May 5th! We will collaboratively align our conference sessions to encompass the ideas of responsibility, respect, connection, relationship, movement, creativity and positive well-being.

Although we would have loved to join together in person for a more hands-on experience, we respect where we are at as a community, recognize the efforts it takes to plan the in- person event and are embracing the challenge of creating this virtually interactive event. So, how do our leaders fit in??? We are looking for fun, inspiring messages to share throughout the day with the students. Just quick little energy breaks or inspiring messages! Tik Toks showing a dance, a "10 things to survive middle school/high school", inspiring messages, basically anything that shows this group of kids a great day - just like you would if you were right there with them!

Please join me on Monday, March 29 at 12:15 on this Google Meet! I would love to get a list of students willingly to be part of this exciting day! Save the following link into your calendar and I will "see" you there! Any questions, come see me in person prior to the Meet! Mrs. Snow, Rm 1805

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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:

Thinkfast In Person/Virtual Event-Great religion hour opportunity!

Join the Thinkfast March 26th-27th! Fast for 24 hours and fundraise for your local Foodbank or ND's Pop up pantry! To register: Please fill out this Google Form: If you have any questions-please 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.

PuMP + STEM Virtual Booth Fair - April 3 (12 pm - 2 pm)

Prospective Medical Professionals Calgary (PuMP) is a Canadian Youth Charity that was founded in early 2018 in Toronto and has since expanded to other Canadian regions such as Vancouver and Calgary. PuMP exists to: 1) Increase the transparency of the entry process into biomedical career pathways, 2) Make learning experiences in the health care industry more accessible for high schoolers, 3) Promote equal opportunity for all students, no matter their socioeconomic status, gender, religion or race.

On April 3rd, the PuMP+ STEM virtual booth fair will be taking place to showcase organizations in the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Math, as well as opportunities in research, summer programs, student advocacy and leadership. If you are interested in a biomedical career, the link to register for this event can be found in the biography of @pumpcalgary Instagram or here:

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.

Junior Forest Ranger Program - Crew Member application deadline is April 1

Junior Forest Rangers are now accepting applications until April 1, 2021. Get a paid summer position as a Crew Member while working and learning about careers in forestry such as the environment, biology, firefighting and more. Check out additional information on what to expect at

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.

World of Choices Virtual Event March 15, 17, 23, 24

Unsure of what type of career might interest you? World of Choices is an awesome career exploration event where students will have the opportunity to connect with different mentors representing a variety of careers. Students can participate in this event to explore careers of interest and gain exposure to career options!

If you are interested in participating in the virtual World of Choices event, please sign up for a maximum of 2 sessions (dates and times are noted in the registration form). Students will need to attend the session from the Learning Commons at Notre Dame and each participant MUST bring earbuds in order to hear the presentations.

There is a maximum of 20 students per session so register early to secure your spot - For information on which occupations will be represented at each session see this file

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

Alberta Innovates 2021 HYRS Program - University of Calgary

Grade 11s: Consider this amazing opportunity to gain first-hand experience in biomedical and health research by participating in the 2021 Alberta Innovates Highschool Youth Researcher Summer (HYRS) program. This program, hosted by the University of Calgary, offers grade 11 students a $3000 stipend to work alongside University of Calgary researchers in health/biomedical research settings for six weeks over the summer (July 2 – August 13, 2021). The application is now open and available at until March 26, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. MT.

We are in the Season of Lent!

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