Middle School Update

June 17, 2022


Friday, June 17: Due date for Phys Ed and Arts Course Selection for students entering Grade 8 next year (see details below)

Monday, June 27: Summer hours begin at the SHS Front Office: Monday – Thursday 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:30 and Friday 8:30 – 1:00.

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Thank you for a memorable MS Closing Celebration! We are grateful that we could gather together in person yesterday to celebrate our students and the end of another school year! We invite you to view (and share with friends and family!) the video of the event and photos taken during the event, captured by our marvelous tech department!

Congratulations to the Grade 7&8 students who were recognized at the June 10 Awards Assembly, noted in the attached document. Photos of the assembly are available here. We are very proud of everyone’s accomplishments this year, and look forward to great things next year!

Congratulations to all Grade 7&8 students who wrote the Gauss Math competition on June 2. We are incredibly proud of the students for trying something new and working so hard!

Top scores in Grade 7: Oli Morin, Nathan Chen, Yuri Meng

Top scores in Grade 8: Ziye Zhou, Jerry Han, Frazer Dunn

A Note about Final Grades and Report Cards: Please note that most grades won't be available in OnCampus until after report cards are emailed to families at the end of June.

Phys. Ed. Selection for students entering Grade 8 in September: Please find a complete list of the MS phys. ed. offerings for 2022-23 here. We ask that you discuss the phys. ed. options at home and complete the Fall Phys. Ed. Course Selection by Friday, June 17. Winter and spring phys. ed. selection will take place in advance of those trimesters. If you have any questions about the course offerings or our athletic program, please contact Mr. Mike Maurovich, Director of Athletics.

Arts Course Selection for students entering Grade 8 in September: Next year, we're introducing a digital arts course so since we'll have five courses to offer in our half-year rotation, we want to give you the opportunity to indicate where your interests lie! Please note: Students have already taken two half-year arts courses in Grade 7 and may not repeat these half-year courses in Grade 8. Complete this Arts Course Selection Form by Friday, June 17.

Community Engagement ~ Summer Volunteer Opportunities: Summer is a great time to give back to your community. If you or your child are looking for volunteer opportunities in Montreal, please click here for a list of organizations that need your help.

Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow in Kahnawake ~ July 9-10: Families and staff are encouraged to attend this summer’s Pow Wow in Kahnawake. As part of our commitment to learn more about Indigenous history and culture, this is a great opportunity to experience an event that is open to all! If you would like to join our SHS group, we will be meeting Wahiakatste Diome-Deer on Saturday, July 9 at noon to experience the Grand Entry together. Exact meeting location TBD. Please RSVP here if you are interested in joining us so we can communicate further details closer to the event.


To review the Covid-19 precautions and protocols please visit our Covid Corner webpage.

Visit previous MS Updates for news you may have missed and action items:

Back to School Prep:

Online School Supply Service: Next year’s supply lists for students entering Grade 7&8 are posted online here. Beginning June 25, students may purchase school supplies online for next September through Service Scolaire Editions Vaudreuil Inc. Please note that if you choose to use this service, a percentage of the total sales will be donated to a local children’s charity.

English Summer Reading Selections for students entering Grade 7 and Grade 8 are posted online HERE. Purchase at your preferred retailer, including local Montreal bookstore Babar Books, who have stocked all SHS required books in their online store. Click here to order from Babar Books. Students/Parents can use SELWYN as the Promo Code for free shipping on orders placed between June 2 - 30, 2022.

There are no French Summer Reading Assignments for students entering Grade 7&8 in September 2022.

Students entering Grade 9 can visit the Senior School webpage in the coming weeks for English and French summer reading announcements and details about school supplies.

Argyle Shop/School Uniform Announcement: Please visit our Argyle Shop webpage to review the Dress Code and buying guides before September. We strongly encourage parents to shop on our online store. If required, families can make appointments to visit the Argyle Shop in August using the link that will be on the Argyle Shop webpage by June 20. Please note: The Argyle Shop will be closed June 21-July 13, no orders will be processed during this time.

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