Notre Dame News

September 20-24

I will give thanks to your name , O Lord, for it is good. (Psalm 54.6)


September 24: No school (PD Day)

September 30: Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


  • 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!


Our school will be used as a polling station on Monday, September 20th. We are asking students to not park in the North Parking lot, as that will be designated for citizens casting their vote. Students can park in the Collicutt parking lot without worrying about getting a ticket.

See You at the Pole-Annual Prayer at the Notre Dame Flag Pole

Wednesday, September 22nd 8:00 am, come join us at our flagpole to pray for our school.

  • 8:00-8:15am-Prayer at the Pole
  • 8:15am-Coffee and Donuts/Fellowship

Counselling/Student Supports: Mental Health Team

Hey students! We would love to have more people join our Mental Health Team! Come to room 1910 Thursday, September 23 during NDHS to learn all about this student committee!


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!


September 22, 2021
  • SR Boys volleyball @ Lindsay Thurber - 6:00pm
  • SR Girls Volleyball @ Lindsay Thurber - to follow the boys game

September 23, 2021
  • JV Boys volleyball Host Lindsay Thurber - 6:00pm
  • JV Girls volleyball Host Lindsay Thurber - to follow the boys game

September 24, 2021
  • SR Football @ Lacombe - 4:30pm Kick Off - ME Global Athletic Park

September 25, 2021
  • JV Football host Hunting Hills - 1:30pm Kick Off - Great Chief Park

Learning Commons

Student ID's - If you haven't gotten a Student ID yet (or are needing a replacement) please see Ms. Dinan at the textbook window. Replacements cost $5.00.

Manga Collection: The LC is expanding it's Manga collection! If you have a favourite series or one you'd love to read, recommend it for purchase by writing it on the wipeboard in the LC (beside the Manga collection), chatting with Ms. Dinan directly, or filling out this Google Form (please insert link

Lunchtime Programs/Clubs:

  • Book Club Kick-Off - Monday, September 20th
  • Radius Productions Kick-Off - Tuesday, September. 21st
  • Tech Tuesdays - Weekly at Lunch
  • D & D Club - Every Wednesday at Lunch
  • Board Game Cafe - Every Friday at Lunch


Auditions: Monday, September 20 & Tuesday, September 21 from 3:45-5:30 in the Fine Arts Room (1608/1618)

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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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Radius Productions

Radius Productions is having their first meeting at Lunch in the Learning Commons on Tuesday, September 21st.

Radius is a student-led organization where students can participate at various levels to assemble and publish student writing and visual artwork. Are you creative?… then come to the meeting! We need editors for writing, images, graphics layouts, but most importantly we need students to contribute their work. Come to the first meeting to see if it’s something you might want to try!

Ask Mrs Vandermeer or Mrs Dinan for more info.

Esthetics Class

Are you Interested in learning to tint lashes/brows, lash extensions, brow lamination, gel polish application? These are just a few of the things you could learn by taking an esthetic course next semester. Meet in Room 1616 (COS Lab) Tuesday, September 21 at noon for more information .

Graduation 2022

Heh Grads 2022 - Grad Committee has started! Join in every Tuesday in the Amphitheatre at lunch. It's your year, get involved! See you Tuesday.

Apply Alberta Sessions - Grade 12 students - sign up is required!

Apply Alberta Account Set Up All grade 12 students planning to go to college or university in Alberta next fall will need to set up an “Apply Alberta” account before applying to post secondary. Ms. Halter will be hosting sessions in person and online to help students do this.

The current schedule is as follows:

  • Session 1: Monday, September 20: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday, September 21: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday, September 28: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

All sessions will take place in the Learning Commons AND online. Students must sign up in advance as space will be limited to 20 students per session. Once you have signed up for a session, for those students planning to participate on line, the Google meeting ID will be emailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Halter ( Most post secondary applications open on October 1!

Grade 12 Scholarship Information Session

For grade 12 students considering post secondary, NOW is the time to start researching scholarships. If you would like a bit of direction to get started EARLY and INCREASE your chances of being successful, there will be a scholarship session taking place on Wednesday, September 22 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm in the Learning Commons and online. Please sign up in advance to participate: Once you have signed up for a session, for those students planning to participate on line, the Google meeting ID will be emailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Halter (

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:

Red Deer Polytechnic’s Building on Excellence: Fall 2022

For grade 12 students planning to attend Red Deer Polytechnic (formerly RDC), consider applying early to be considered for the Building on Excellence award! High school students with an average of 80% or higher in five 5-credit grade 11 or grade 12 subjects could be awarded $1,000 towards their tuition!

To apply, email your Detailed Academic Record or transcript and an up-to-date email address and phone number to starting October 1, 2021. These awards are limited - students are encouraged to apply early!

My Pass Accounts

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.

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.

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