On The Trail - August, 2005 (Back to Publication Main Menu)
On behalf of all the staff at Mount Royal, I would like to welcome all of you to the 2005-2006 school year. We trust that you have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to a great school year. We are looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you as the school year unfolds and know that each of you will take pride in calling Mount Royal Collegiate your school.
As you prepare for the new school year I invite you to plan ways in which
you can help yourself take the best advantage of what we have to offer. To
the students, I encourage you to get involved in your school. Try something
new! This will guarantee you exposure to a new learning experience and an
opportunity to meet new people. To parents/guardians, I encourage you to be
involved in your young persons education. We value your input and would love
to see you at the school. Questions are welcomed. We look forward to these
interactions as we work together to provide the best possible experience for
Our Graphic Arts area has been totally renovated to reflect a new direction and new programming. We are excited about these changes that will bring our outstanding Graphics, Photography and Animation programs new state of the art facilities and equipment. Our teachers in these areas have been an integral part of the planning and we thank them for their hard work and diligence in ensuring this project meets the programming needs of our students. Come in and have a look if you are in the neighbourhood.
We are now entering year four at Royal West. This year sees us joining forces with the University of Saskatchewan. They will be offering first year Arts and Sciences courses out of the Royal West facility. If you know of someone who might be interested in attending Royal West, please have him or her call the Royal West Campus at 683-7532.
Our Mount Royal and area Community Renewal Project and partnership with the Saskatoon Rotary Club continues to grow. We are entering year three of this partnership and continue to be excited about the growth opportunities this project provides. We will continue with our Royal Mentors program again this year. This program, initiated last year, helps with the transition to Grade 9 and will continue with Grade 10s this year. The plan is to move this to a total full school program as soon as possible, perhaps as early as this fall. Details are still to be worked out. Please stay tuned for further announcements regarding this exciting initiative.
The S.R.C. has a number of activities planned for Welcome Week, September 6th 9th. These opportunities are intended to help our new students feel comfortable at Mount Royal, to get to know their teachers, and to help them get to know some of their fellow students. Please encourage your students to take part in these events and get involved in school activities. We have a multitude of things to chose from, all of which help make necessary connections to our school.
I would like to take this opportunity to invite all Grade 9 students and their parents/guardians to join us at the school on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 P.M. for our annual Grade 9 Parent Orientation Evening. See you then.
It is my hope that your summer has been enjoyable and that your students
will return to school rested and focused. Please stay in touch and feel welcome
at the school anytime. We sincerely value your ideas, questions and support
of our school and programs.
We look forward to our association in the coming year.
For the staff,
All students will register at 8:45 A.M. on Thursday, September 1st, 2005. Student fees can be paid to the homeroom teacher during the registration period.
Students are asked to attend their Period 2 class (homeroom class) at 8:45 A.M. on this date. Lists will be posted in the main hallway indicating homerooms. The registration period will extend from 8:45 to 10:15 A.M. Following the registration period, students will move to their Period 1 class. The following is the schedule for the FIRST THURSDAY.
Period 2 (extended) 8:45 10:15
Period 1 10:20 10:55
Period 3 11:00 11:35
Break 11:35 11:50
Period 4 11:50 12:25
Period 5 12:30 1:05
NOTE: ALL STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 1:05 P.M. ON THIS DAY.
The regular schedule begins on Friday, September 2nd with school being dismissed
at 3:15 P.M.
The following schedule will occur throughout the remainder of the year:
|Period Warning Bell 8:40
Period 1 8:45 9:45
Period 2 9:50 10:55
Break 10:55 11:10
Period 3 11:10 12:10
Warning Bell 1:05
Period 4 1:10 2:10
Period 5 2:15 3:15
|Period Warning Bell 8:40
Period 1 8:45 9:30
Period 2 9:35 10:25
Period 3 10:30 11:15
Break 11:15 11:30
Period 4 11:30 12:15
Period 5 12:20 1:05
Main Switchboard 683-7800
Student Services 683-7825
Royal West Campus 683-7532
We ask that if you are phoning to report a students absence, that you contact the Attendance line directly.
For many grade 9 parents, this year may be the first contact with a high school. To familiarize parents with the operation of Mount Royal, we will be holding an ORIENTATION NIGHT on Tuesday, September 13th at 7:00 P.M. Parents will have the opportunity to follow their students timetables to get a sense of a typical day at Mount Royal. The format for the night is an assembly in the Girls Gym beginning at 7:00 P.M. After short introductions, we will proceed to your students Period 1 class. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity we are providing. We look forward to meeting you at that time.
Students are required to make a one-time deposit of $30.00 to Textbook Rentals for the use of textbooks. Students new to the school may pay by cheque, payable to the Saskatoon Public School Division. (Note: This cheque should be separate from any cheque for school fees.) If all books are returned, students will be refunded the $30.00 fee upon graduation or leaving the school.
Grade 9 and new students must purchase a lock from the school.
Lockers will be assigned by school personnel. Students who are returning to Mount Royal and who were enrolled until the end of June will retain the same lock and locker as last year.
We remind parents that student photos will be on Wednesday, September 14th. Please have students come prepared with their best smiles for the occasion. There is no charge for the sitting and students will be offered a choice of two poses from which they may select prints. Please note that if photos are not taken, the students name will not appear in the yearbook. Student photo ID cards will be linked to our student bus passes for this year.
The Saskatoon Public School Division is again providing students with a bus pass for a reduced rate if the family lives within the subsidized area. If you live more than 3 km. from your nearest high school, you will be eligible for this subsidy. All students must apply each year by completing the registration form enclosed with this newsletter. Please bring the signed form with you when you purchase your first bus pass. Subsidized passes are $19.25 per month, regular passes are $38.50.
All students are required to bring the basic supplies, that being looseleaf paper inserted in a binder with subject area tabs, pens, pencils, erasers and a calculator. Depending on which subjects are taken, those specified teachers will advise the students of extra supplies required.
Students may access the Internet at Mount Royal Library for class work and
other use approved by supervising staff. Students are not to access e-mail
or chat groups at any time. Inappropriate use of the Internet will lead to
suspension of Internet privileges and/or other consequences deemed appropriate
At any time, parents or guardians are free to ask that their students no longer be given Internet access. Removal of Internet privileges by a parent or guardian must be indicated by contacting Mount Royal Principal, Mr. Hughton, or Teacher-Librarian, Mrs. Phyllis Wilson at 683-7800.
To comply with recent municipal, provincial and school division legislation, Mount Royal Collegiate will become a non-smoking campus as of August 30, 2005. Students, parents and staff agree that schools must be smoke free to promote healthy life habits. Discussions will take place with students who smoke and encourage them to "kick the habit" and workshops will be held during the school year. The Smokers Helpline, a free confidential telephone service, provides access to a trained to Quit Specialist to help people develop a structured "Quit Plan" and to answer questions about quitting smoking (1-877-513-5333).
Mount Royal will be a smoke-free facility and it is our expectation that students will adhere to the non-smoking policy. Students who smoke on school property will be warned and provided with the opportunity to attend a stop-smoking workshop. Repeat offences will include consequences ranging from community service to eventual suspension from school.
Our goal is to work with our community to discourage smoking in walkways, on private property and on roadways. Students who meet in such areas to smoke sometimes cause disturbances and leave garbage in the neighborhood. These practices may also leave students unable to get back to their classes on time and prepared to work. Therefore, smoking off school property and failing to attend class on time will meet with the same consequences as smoking on school property.
|Mustang||- Kellen Bell, Tyler Melnychuk, Josh Epp, Zachary Merilees, Kalyee Frederickson, Brad Morgan, Brandow Glow, Ashley Nelson, Kourtney Henderson, Meredith Newman||Academic Achievement Award||- Alan Bent, Lindsey Manning, Stacey Folk, Victoria Bridgewater, Tyler Melnychuk, Mina Niazi, Steven Grenier, Kayla Sellar, Kourtney Henderson, Dean Sopher, Chad Krahn, Kevin Yee, Troy Lange|
|Valedictorian||- Steven Grenier||English Language Arts||- Lindsey Manning|
|Athletic||- Stacey Fisher, Cody Klaassen||Creative Writing||- Curtis Ripplinger|
|Activity||- Terell Fentiman, Jodi Unger||Thistledown Book Award||- Lindsay Pitka|
|Citizenship||- Victoria Bridgewater, Tanner Lange||Commerce and Computer Education||- Kevin Yee|
|Performing Arts||- Brenda Tang||Visual Arts||- Stacey Folk|
|Practical, applied & Fine Arts||- Lane Smith||Food Service||- Kalyn Regier|
|Drayton Walker Shield||- Laura Wisser||Life Transitions||- Christine Baliski|
|Technical||- Stacey Folk||Graphic Arts||- Crystal Derry, Stacey Folk|
|Mount Royal Alumni Award||- Crystal Derry||Photography||- Kim Afseth|
|Marlene Quinn Memorial Scholarship||- Ericka Aguilar||French||- Victoria Bridgewater|
|Fred Fentiman Scholarship||- Tanner Lange||Math 30||- Lindsey Manning|
|Joey Nakrayko Scholarship||- Troy Lange||Calculus||- Steven Grenier|
|Elders Walter and Maria Linklater Cultural Award||- Jamee-Lea Ahenakew-Boyer||Math Contest||- Kevin Yee - Canadain Open, Lindsey Manning - Euclid|
|Harlan Weidenhammer Award||- Mina Niazi||Physical Education||- Stacey Fisher, Steven Grenier|
|AGOCO Scholarship||- Lindsey Manning||Biology||- Troy Lange|
|S. A. Penley Award||- Mina Niazi||Chemistry||- Lindsey Manning|
|Saskatoon Public School Division Proficiency Award||- Lindsey Manning||Physics||- Steven Grenier|
|Governor General Award||- Lindsey Manning||Social Studies||- Joshua Epp, Meredith Newman, Kayla Sellar|
|Native Studies||- Matthew Hogan|
|English Language Arts||- Lindsey Manning||Career and Work Education||- Ashley Weathered|
|Most Proficient Technical Award||- Lane Smith||Music||- Austin MacNutt|
The Saskatoon Public School Division inspires and sustains learning. We are open to all children and youth so they may discover, develop, and act upon their potential, there by enriching their lives and our community.