School News & Announcements

September 2019 Registration

posted Mar 14, 2019, 10:50 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Did you miss our Program Night on February 20? Check out the presentations here:

Please pick up a registration package from St. Francis Xavier CHS during our office hours (Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm).
C
ompleted registration packages (with supporting documentation) are to be returned to the SFX Student Services Department (7:30 am - 3:00 pm), at which point a
 future registration appointment will be assigned to complete the process.
Please call 613.822.7900 x 414 if you have any questions or concerns.

SFX will not accept incomplete packages.


The Communications Department has assembled content to create an online "
Parent Information Guide". The content targets parents of students entering high school, so it includes information about the differences students will encounter moving into the Grade 9-12 environment, and helpful hints to experience a successful transition.


OCSB Summer School

posted Mar 14, 2019, 10:27 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Summer School 2019 information is now available.


Reach Ahead & Online Courses run from July 3 - 24 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm).

Credit Recovery Courses runs from July 3 - 19 (8:30 am - 12:30 pm).

Registration is NOW OPEN and will run until June 28.


SHSM Co-operative Education runs from July 3 - August 16 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm).

Registration is NOW OPEN and will run until April 23.


Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until classes are full.

You will be contacted by Continuing Education ONLY if the course is cancelled or full.

Questions? Please call 613-723-7757 or email summerschool@ocsb.ca.


Save The Date: The Wizard of Oz

posted Mar 1, 2019, 8:02 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

St. Francis Xavier's Drama Department will be performing
The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, April 6 - 1 pm
Wednesday, April 10 - 12 pm and 7 pm
Thursday, April 11 - 7 pm
Friday, April 12 - 7 pm

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to see one magical show!
Tickets will be sold soon via School Cash Online and during both lunches.

Grads

posted Mar 1, 2019, 7:54 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Please complete your Graduation Information Form and Awards Applications by Friday, March 8 at the latest.
How? In your @ocsbstudent email, you will find an email message from Mr. Spriet with the shared Google Folder:
"Grad Awards and Information Forms 2019"

Please email Ms. Gervais (melissa.gervais@ocsb.ca) if you have any questions.


Indigenous Circle of Learning

posted Mar 1, 2019, 7:42 AM by Sarah Schildknecht


September 2019 Registration

posted Feb 22, 2019, 6:32 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Did you miss our Program Night on February 20? Check out the presentations here:

Please pick up a registration package from St. Francis Xavier CHS during our office hours (Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm).
C
ompleted registration packages (with supporting documentation) are to be returned to the SFX Student Services Department, at which point a
 future registration appointment will be assigned to complete the process.
Please call 613.822.7900 x 414 if you have any questions or concerns.

SFX will not accept incomplete packages.


The Communications Department has assembled content to create an online "
Parent Information Guide". The content targets parents of students entering high school, so it includes information about the differences students will encounter moving into the Grade 9-12 environment, and helpful hints to experience a successful transition.


Congratulations to the SFX Senior Band

posted Feb 22, 2019, 6:20 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 6:21 AM ]

Congratulations go out to our SFX Senior Band students who performed Thursday night at the Capital Regional Musicfest and were awarded the GOLD standard. Our school has earned gold before but last year we started competing at a higher level, won silver, and now this year GOLD at that same higher level! Winning the gold standard means our Senior Band is invited to this year's national competition which happens to be in Ottawa and they are going to begin preparations to compete at yet an even higher level. Well done Senior Band—SFX is very proud of you!



2019-2020 Course Selection

posted Feb 19, 2019, 7:30 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Feb 22, 2019, 6:17 AM ]

Course selection presentations have been completed for all students. At this time students should be entering their course selections into their myBlueprint accounts for the next school year. All course selections are due to myBlueprint by February 28 and confirmed by students handing in their Sign Off Sheet, approved by a parent, to their Homeroom teacher by March 1.


Here are some helpful links for course selection:

Student Course Selection Demo Video

SFX Course Selection Contract (course listing) 2019-20

OCSB Guide to High School Courses 2019-20


The Program Night was very well attended on Wednesday evening., thank you to all who came out. If you were unable to attend below are the links to the three presentations that were given.

Moving on to Grade 7

Moving on to Grade 9

Moving on to Grades 10-12



Dual-Credit 2019-2020

This is an opportunity to get experience taking a College course and get a high-school credit for doing it. In many cases, the course that you take at Algonquin will count toward your College program as well. Any Grade 10 or Grade 11 student who might be interested in Dual-Credit at Algonquin College for next year, need to sign-up here:  goo.gl/YfWu58

We have a presentation in April that will give information about all the courses that will be available for next year. Students need to sign-up to be invited to this presentation.


Social Networking and Online Safety

posted Feb 19, 2019, 7:28 AM by Sarah Schildknecht


Canadian "Legacy School"

posted Feb 19, 2019, 7:19 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

The Arkells came to visit our school at the instigation of Roy Ketcheson, who sent pictures of our students' work themed around residential schools and reconciliation to the Downie-Wenjack Fund (DWF). As a result, SFX received status as 1 of 400 Canadian "Legacy Schools" and was selected to receive the first Artist Ambassador Visit, which occurred on Friday last week (February 15), intended to recognize and celebrate the ongoing work of reconciliation with our indigenous students and community partners.

The Arkells and a team from the Downie-Wenjack Fund joined us for about 75 minutes and were guided through some art installations by several student-guides; they participated in a profound and authentic healing circle led by a Métis elder in our chapel with many of our indigenous students; they listened and gave props to our senior band whilst they rehearsed for their regional competition this week. 

The Arkells were visibly moved by the experience and expressed sincere admiration at the articulate, thoughtful expressions from our students and commented on the atmosphere of engagement and reflection we infuse in our school community. Audra, from the DWF, stayed long after the band had left to engage with student-participants and to share the vision of Gord Downie and Chenie Wenjack.

Our chaplain Tony Adams, was a key enabler in today's visit, prepping, arranging and supporting everybody with his quiet leadership. Roy Ketcheson did a splendid job preparing the artwork guides and ensuring that the visual space we occupy is always beautiful and challenging. John Yemensky and the band made us all proud. Thanks to Katie, Marina and Daphne, our indigenous support team at the board who joined us with Denise Andre and arranged for Monique Manatch, our Métis elder, to lead the circle. Principal Raso gave a warm, welcoming address, Robyn Gravel helped to host our guests, Corrine Gagnon assisted with photography and Brandy Kozowy provided awesome "green room" refreshments. 

If you didn't hear about this event till it was all over, that was by design. Although the trip had been a possibility for several weeks, it was never a sure thing given the time constraints on the band. Additionally, the whole event was kept very low-key in execution and under a strict veil of secrecy at the request of the band's management.

(Finley Mullally)


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