Notre Dame News

November 30-December 4

Show us your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation. (Psalm 85.7)


  • Sunday, November 29: First Sunday of Advent
  • At home learning begins November 30 and continues until January 8.
  • Christmas Break: December 19-January 3.
  • January 4-8: At home learning resumes.
  • January 11: Return to in class learning.
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One Act Directors Wanted!

If you are interested in being a director for One-Acts (Advanced Acting) please email Mrs. Johnson ( ASAP. Your first draft of your script (or a script that you have permission to use) must be submitted by December 11th.

Virtual Coffee House High School Youth Night!

Tuesday December 1st (6:00-9:00 pm) - Join us for a virtual coffee house, Adoration and praise and worship! Anyone who would like to submit Coffee House performance or perform live from their house-please e-mail Miss Jeannette: A great night to sit back and relax! Grab a coffee or hot chocolate and enjoy some talented people from Notre Dame and St. Joe's! Special guest appearances from some staff as well! Everyone welcome to attend! Over Zoom: Jeannette and Kevin Manser is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting

Virtual Alpha Sessions!

Alpha will continue to be livestreamed on instagram- @rdcrsym for Wednesday December 2nd and 9th (12-12:45). Gain your religion hours by attending! There will also be a virtual Alpha Retreat to finish off the series either later in December or sometime in January-TBA

Prayer and PJ's is back!!!

Thursday December 3rd, 10th and 17th (8-8:45 am), there will be Prayer, Praise and PJ's! Join us in your pj's for some time with Jesus! Both on instagram- @rdcrsym or on Zoom: Meeting ID: 267 964 5040 Password: 464046

Thinkfast is going completely Virtual!!

Friday December 4th 2020 Thinkfast-Hunger Games-Virtual Great to gain your religion hours! Please register at the link below-EVEN if you already took a registration form from me or handed one in! We are going digital! Deadline to register is Wednesday December 2nd! *Also! Participants please note! Because we are now online, we will not be fundraising $50 anymore, however, I would ask that you make a donation to the foodbank or to the school's pop up pantry either in items or money or both. Whatever is feasible. This would be greatly appreciated! You will receive the Zoom code for the Virtual Thinkfast by Thursday December 3rd! To register:

Creativity Workshop

The Creativity Workshop on November 30th is Now Online! - Google Meet code: When we're back in school on January 11th, we will have the in-person workshop that day after school.

Career Appointments

Ms. Halter will be taking appointments with students for career planning via Google Meet November 30 - December 18. Book an appointment slot online to setup a meeting: (Please note that appointment slots are released 2 weeks at a time.)

Service Project Charity Chosen!

The Grad Committee has chosen to support the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation this year. The Smiles Thru Lindsey Endowment Fund was created in 2015 after Lindsey More, a graduate of Notre Dame, tragically took her life at the age of 22. The Foundation, created by her family, provides mental health awareness and education through school programs, public speeches, and fundraising events. Help us raise $40,000 for this fabulous cause. Join a team! 6 students, 1 ND staffer, 1 parent. Each team is challenged to raise $2021 for Smiles Thru Lindsey. March 8-13 will be a week of games, events and challenges for all teams. Support a team! Donate a gift or money, support a teams fundraising efforts. Make a difference! Spread the word. Get involved. Talk.

Grad Poinsettias

Did you order poinsettias? Poinsettia orders are placed. Plants are set to be delivered on December 4. Stay tuned for pick up times.

Schulich Leader Scholarships

Nomination is required for the Schulich Leader Scholarship. To be considered as Notre Dame's Schulich Leader nominee, a completed scholarship application needs to be submitted to Ms. Halter by January 4, 2021. An interview with Mrs. McQuay will follow. More details on how to apply can be found on the Schulich Leader Scholarship website:

Optimist International Scholarship Program (Essay Contest)

Please submit 4 copies of your essay to Ms. Halter by January 30,2021. This year's topic is "Reaching Your Dreams by Choosing Optimism". Winning essays at the Red Deer Club level will be considered at the District level for the chance to win $2,500. More details and to download the application:

Simon Fraser University Interactive Webinars: Faculty of Environment

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is in Burnaby BC. SFU's Faculty of Environment is hosting a series of interactive webinars to help students test drive university. Each 45 minute webinar features an SFU professor and current students from different majors within the Faculty including Geography (November 24), Resource and Environmental Management (November 26), Environmental Science (November 30) and Archaeology (December 2). Register here if you are interested in attending the webinar(s):

Red Deer College's Winter 2021 Jumpstart Program

Red Deer College's Winter 2021 JumpStart program will be running next term, giving grade 11 & 12 students the opportunity to take a post-secondary course, explore an area of interest and take on a new challenge. Tuition for a JumpStart course is $0, but students will be required to pay for any textbooks. Most of RDC’s courses that are eligible within the JumpStart program are being delivered online, potentially making it easier for students to participate. If you are interested in this program, please contact Ms. Halter by email ( for more details.

Junior Achievement Company Program - Register today!

Are you interested in business and entrepreneurship? Registration for the Junior Achievement Virtual Company Program is now open. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Melanie Willerth by email:

Teen Anxiety Group Therapy

Group therapy opportunity- Teen Anxiety Group AGES : 13-17 YEAR S OLD DATE: NOVEMBER 05 - DECEMBER 10