Lent is the time to prepare for Easter. It is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving for Catholics around the world. It offers the opportunity to think about what it means to create the Kingdom of God and how we can contribute.
Each year during Lent, Canadian Catholics are invited to stand in solidarity with communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East who are struggling for dignity and justice.
This Lent, inspired by the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, Development and Peace invites you to join in a Climate of Change solidarity pilgrimage with our sisters and brothers in the Global South.
By opening our hearts and walking hand in hand with the most poor and vulnerable, we can contribute to building a world rooted in justice, equality, compassion and love. Your generosity is a source of hope!
With your generous donations, Development and Peace is working to create a climate of change and build a more just world.
Visit the Black History Committee page for more information
Please visit the Guidance Department page for Information and Resources for Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transitions, Secondary Pathway Planning, Post-Secondary Pathways Planning (Apprenticeship, College, Community Living, University and Workplace) and Student Supports.
For academic supports information (i.e., Math and Science Clinics), please visit the Programs and Events page.
Course Selection Workshops: Monday February 8th (P1 = Gr 10, P2 = Gr 9) and Tuesday February 9th (P1 = Gr 11)
Course Selection Forms and Fees due: Wednesday February 24th
Workshop Information and Career Cruising Instructions can be found on the Guidance: Course Selection page
Wednesday February 10, 2016 (9 am): Deadline for Semester 2 timetable change requests (elective courses only)
Monday February 22, 2016: Deadline for Semester 2 Course Level change requests
For information on Apprenticeships, College and University applications see St. Mary Guidance Department Post-Secondary Pathways Planning page and see your Guidance Counsellor!
ALL PROSPECTIVE St. Mary students MUST complete a Pre-Admission Package (excluding students from our Associate Elementary Schools who live within the St. Mary boundary). Print off the package using the attached link, complete and submit to Guidance with ALL required documentation.
ANY PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS who are NEW to our Board MUST complete the DCDSB Online Student Application IN ADDITION to the Pre-Admission package.
Please call Guidance Secretary (x56020) for further details.
Now that you have completed semester one, you may recognize areas that you wish to improve upon. Perhaps you need to strengthen your time management and organizational skills, or perhaps you need to work on managing multiple projects and due dates, or you may need to improve upon your study skills and test/exam taking strategies.
During second semester, S3 will be offered as a TWO-part series. There will be 5 workshops at the beginning of the term and 6 workshops at the end of the term. The different sessions will help you focus specifically on skills and strategies needed at these two important points in the term.
Series One: Wednesday, February 24th to Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 (No class March 16 [March break])
Series Two: Wednesday, May 11th to Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Permission Forms are due Friday February 19th
Occasionally transportation is cancelled due to inclement weather. Please visit www.dsts.on.ca/inclement-weather for more information (map of weather zone, radio/tv stations). In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS introduced weather zones. The four zones are as follows:
Zone 1 - Brock Area
Zone 2 - Uxbridge Area
Zone 3 - Scugog Area
Zone 4 - Southern Durham Region Area
The website outlines the schools in each zone. We would encourage all families to ensure that they have confirmed which zone applies to their school and area.