Senior School Update

February 13, 2020

Upcoming Events

Big "Thank You" From Hal

Big "Thank You" from Hal. Click here to read full story and see photos and videos.

Friday, February 14: Friday Night Ski Club (Bromont) 3:00 pm Return 10:30 pm

February 14 - 15: Quebec Junior and Senior Debating Provincial Championships, Vincent Massey

Friday, February 14: Happy Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14: End of Term 2

Grade 9 Outdoor Education Camping Trips: Upcoming trips are: Grade 9- 2 Feb. 16 (7:30 am arrival to Coristine Hall to pack gear) - Feb 18 (return to SHS 3:30 - 4:00 pm); and Grade 9- 3 Feb. 20 (7:30 am arrival to Coristine Hall to pack gear) - Feb 22 (return to SHS 3:30 - 4:00 pm). Please click here for the letter and packing list. Feel free to contact Mr. Deegan ( if you have any questions.

Tuesday, February 18: Sortie au Musée Grévin (français plus 10e: 12:30 - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, February 25: Senior School - Pascal, Cayley and Fermat Math Contests (registered students only)
Save the dates: Parent-Teacher Interviews. The booking system will open next week Thursday, February 20 at 3 pm. Here are the instructions to help you get ready to book appointments.

Thursday, February 27: Grades 7 to 11 Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews 1:30 - 8:00 pm Dismissal at 12:30 pm, no lunch served. No parking in front of the school or on Argyle prior to 2:30 pm on Thurs. Feb 27 as we need that area for pick up for the Elementary School students.

Friday, February 28: Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

The Re-Enrollment Form is due Friday, February 28. To secure your son’s enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year please check off the appropriate box on the re-enrollment form and return this form to Ms. D. Dragone in the Business Office. It is crucial for the school’s planning that we have accurate and complete re-registration figures. The re-enrollment fee secures your son’s place for next year.

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 13: The school is closed for March Break!

Monday, March 16: Ped Day - no classes for students

Tuesday, March 17: Students return from March Break

Need to Know

Parent volunteers broke all records this year for organizing an amazing week of tributes for Staff and Faculty Appreciation Week of February 4-7. A delicious and nourishing breakfast the first day, then a Speakeasy, where prefects served non-alcoholic cocktails to staff. The ever-popular staff lunch was especially festive, with an elaborate décor that paid tribute to the Oscars.The Candy Bar was postponed to Monday when Friday was declared a snow day. Everyone on staff is amazed and grateful for this overwhelming show of appreciation. Read more and see photos

At the Canadian Ski Marathon, a two-day event, this past weekend with over 1400 participants, Alexis Delplace 2020 of only four Juniors attempting Coureur de Bois Gold category, completed 80 km Day 1, sleeping out in –28 C and skiing Day 2 temperatures dipping to –37 C to complete 100 of 160 km. Oliver Delplace 2022 of seven Juniors attempting Coureur de Bois Silver, carried his minimum 5 Kg pack over the full distance in admirable time, braving the extreme cold to earn his Silver medal.

Jonathan Emile 2003, a musician and Selwyn House Old Boy who visited the school to give a unique presentation for Black History Month, captivated students from Grades 3-11 on Feb. 5. Read more

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Wednesday, February 19: Dr. Lynn Lyons is offering a free parent workshop at Loyola High School for QAIS parents at 7 pm, Emotionally Equipping Our Kids: Skills to Teach & Why Prevention Works. Click here for Registration

Advanced Placement Exams: Grade 11 students who are planning to attend prep school may be interested in taking AP (Advanced Placement) exams in the spring. Parents who wish to register their sons for an AP exam may do so by emailing Ms. Palko no later than March 1.

Montreal Centre Learning Disabilities, Saturday, April 18, 9 AM - 4:00 PM Sarah Ward - Learn it today - Use it Tomorrow Strategies for developing executive Function Skills in Children and Adolescents -- Click here to register

Click to Reserve for the Known and Loved Gala, May 1
Public Health Update February 7: For the latest information and recommendations regarding the new coronavirus may be found at the Santé Montréal web site.

From Director of Innovation & Growth

Parent Workshops: Please RSVP Supporting Meaningful Moments. April 22 @ 8:15 am or 12:30 pm

Information Session for Global Round of World Scholar's Cup Monday, February 17 @ 5:00

Meeting for families interested in attending the Global Round of the World Scholar's Cup in Prague, July 26-30, 2020. Students must have participated in a local round of the Scholar's Cup competition. For more info, click here to email Ms. Montgomery or call 514-931-9481 x2281

Leadership Opportunities

2020-21 Prefect and House Head Applications: Applications have been emailed to the current Grade 9 and 10 students for those interested in becoming House Heads or Prefects next year. The deadline to submit completed applications to Mrs. Powers is March 17 at 3:00 p.m. Good luck to all the applicants!

Now is the time to consider applying to three upcoming conferences in 2020: the Global Student Leadership Summit, the CAIS Student Leadership Conference, and the Canadian Student Leadership Conference. These conferences are open to current senior school students (Grades 9-11), though you must check to see which conference(s) pertain to your grade level. Please complete this one application form for the conferences that interest you by February 28 at 2:00 pm. Questions? Please contact Ms. Rachel Cazabon

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