School News & Announcements

2018-2019 Course Selection

posted Feb 16, 2018, 9:17 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 9:25 AM ]

In partnership with myblueprint.ca/ocsb, students from grades 8 to 11 will select their 2018-2019 courses online again this year. Counsellors will be doing grade level presentations starting the week of February 20, 2018.

Students must complete and submit their course selection online in myBlueprint no later than March 4, 2018.
The sign-off sheet must then be printed and returned to the student's homeroom teacher by Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

The myBlueprint Education Planner (myblueprint.ca/ocsb) helps your child create an engaging and interactive Education Plan. Students can build customized high school course plans, instantly identify post-secondary options that are available to them and explore valuable information about apprenticeships, college/university programs and workplace opportunities across Canada!

The Who Am I section of myBlueprint supports students in the process of self-discovery and exploration. Once all assessments are completed, a detailed compatibility score is unlocked with over 500 compatibility surveys based on real work tasks and activities. Students get a strong understanding of who they are and what drives them.

Students are expected to complete their course selections for the 2018-2019 school year online, at home, with the assistance of a parent/guardian. We strongly encourage parents/guardians of grade 8 and 9 students to visit the slideshow on our school website (fxh.ocsb.ca - News & Docs - moving on to grade 9 & 10) for valuable information regarding next year’s courses and academic levels in Math, English & Science. We also encourage parents/guardians of grade 10 and 11 students to visit the slideshow “moving on to grade 11 and 12” found on our school website to assist with course selections.

All courses offered at SFX are found in the High School Planner of myBlueprint and students must ensure that they have the required prerequisite for selected courses. Students are encouraged to choose electives wisely when making course selections as they may not have the opportunity to change these courses later, especially in grades 9 and 10.

Please do not hesitate to contact your child's guidance counsellor or teacher with questions regarding course selections and the online course selection process.

Items Required for our School Play

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:22 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 6:29 AM ]

Please contact Mrs. Capyk if you have any of the following items that you would be willing to lend to us for our school play (tamara.capyk@ocsb.ca). Please do not lend us any family heirlooms. We try our best to ensure nothing happens to the lent items, but unfortunately, accidents do happen. Thanks in advance, and thank you again to those of you who have lent/donated items in the past.

 










These are the items that are still needed, which would be returned to you after the play:

Gardening Hoe & Spade                                    Umbrella with a colourful pattern                                                Teapots (non breakable)


Bubble pipe (Bonus if it’s Blue)                    Teacups (non-breakable): BONUS if they have saucers            Pocket watch


Fans (Bonus if RED, WHITE or BLACK)      Baby Rattle (the more used, the better)                                        Pails with handles that will fit on someone’s head x2

                                                                                  


Table cloths with colourful/crazy patterns x2




These are items which are needed, but would need to be donations, since we would need to use/alter them for the play:

Invisible (Clear) Blacklight Paint                     Paper Bags that will fit over heads x2                                        Any large pieces of cardboard - from furniture boxes, etc.

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Any large pieces of Styrofoam Extra metal wheels - any size (not plastic castors)                   Extra/old Pool Noodles                       


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Extra sonotube                                                    Extra crafting materials                                                                         Extra Sewing materials (thread, elastic, Velcro, ribbon, etc.)

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Extra Fabric and Felt (will be cut and used to create sets and/or costumes)

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Mindfulness Workshop

posted Feb 16, 2018, 6:08 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

RSVP: Click Here (Seating is limited so reserve your spot today!)

7&8 Parent-Teacher Interviews

posted Feb 9, 2018, 8:18 AM by Sarah Schildknecht   [ updated Feb 16, 2018, 6:05 AM ]

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2:40 – 4:40 pm & 5:30 – 7:30 pm

(The teacher links will only be made available as of Friday, February 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm)


We are providing an opportunity for parents to book interviews electronically. Upon submission of booking you will receive an email confirmation (with directions to cancel appointment if necessary).

In order to secure an interview time, click on the teacher’s name. The link will take you to the booking calendar for that teacher. Please realize that there is limited availability. Out of courtesy to other parents, you may only book one time slot per teacher. If you have any questions on procedure, please contact the main office. If your network server at work is blocking you access from booking an appointment, please try booking an interview from home.


We appreciate your continued support.


Bailey, Sheri-Lynn

Fair, Sandra

Parisien, Patrice

Beaulac, Nancy

Farrell, Stephen

Pasqua, Filomena

Besner, Stéphanie

Gravel, Robyn

Pedari, John

Brew, Julie

Hurdle, Jana

Pinault, Cori

Calver, Jennifer

Johnson, Mark

Postin, Benjamin

Campbell, Debbie

MacKay, Candace

Raso, Michael

Castleman, Britney

Malloy, Stephanie

Shea, Tom

Cloutier, Andrew

McSwiggan, Sheila

Silenu, Judy

Connolly, Jodi

Milosek, Jacquelynne

Volkmer, William

Crozier, Michael

Mullally, Finley

Wadel, Michael

Daley, Christopher

Natoli, Carmelo

Wilson, Marlies

 

Ng, Vanessa

 


Taste of Indigenous Cuisine

posted Feb 9, 2018, 8:14 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

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Parent Information Night and September Registration

posted Feb 9, 2018, 8:06 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

St. Francis Xavier CHS will be hosting a Parent Information Session on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm.
We will have registration packages available for pick up starting that evening.
Completed registration packages (with supporting documentation) are to be returned to the SFX Student Services Department starting Friday, February 16 at which point a
 future registration appointment will be assigned to complete the process.

SFX will not accept incomplete registration packages.

Please call 613.822.7900 x 414 if you have any questions or concerns.

Report Cards

posted Feb 9, 2018, 8:05 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

High School Semester 1 Final Report Cards will be distributed on Monday, February 12 during period 1.
Intermediate Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, February 16 at 2 pm in homeroom classes.

New Wing Blessing Ceremony

posted Feb 7, 2018, 7:33 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

On January 31, St. Francis Xavier High School hosted a Liturgy and Blessing Ceremony for the New Wing Addition to the school. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast presided over the Liturgy in the school chapel. The chapel was filled with several board personnel including Chairperson of the Board Ms. Elaine McMahon, Director of Education Ms. Denise Andre, Superintendent Mary Donaghy and Superintendent Fred Chrystal. We were blessed to also have in attendance Mayor Jim Watson, representation from the Ministry of Education, as well as several community partners including the school council chairs and several student representatives.

A plaque unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the entrance to the new wing. Principal John Pedari gave a tour of some of the contemporary classrooms including a multi-purpose room and the spacious new Grade 7 art room, which is adorned with samples of the wonderful artwork the students have produced. Mr. Pedari spoke about how innovative and functional the space is and how students are deepening their learning in the new collaborative space.

All were welcome to enjoy refreshments in the atrium which were handmade by the students of the hospitality class. We would like to thank all those who were in attendance and contributed to the ceremony. A special thank you to Ms. Pasqua and the Vocal Rush choir for their beautiful singing during the blessing, and Ms. Kozowy for the delicious food prepared by students in her hospitality class.


BLOG: http://ocsb.ca/stfx-newwing

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/OttCatholicSB/status/960963233791143936

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/OttCatholicSB/posts/1687233931333510

Parent Info Night & September Registration

posted Jan 26, 2018, 8:45 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

St. Francis Xavier CHS will be hosting a Parent Information Session on Thursday, February 15 at 7 pm.
We will have registration packages available for pick up starting that evening.
Completed registration packages (with supporting documentation) are to be returned to the SFX Student Services Department starting Friday, February 16 at which point a
 future registration appointment will be assigned to complete the process.

SFX will not accept incomplete registration packages.

Please call 613.822.7900 x 414 if you have any questions or concerns.

Celebrating Black History Month

posted Jan 26, 2018, 8:41 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

Meeting for Black History Month Planning
Friday, February 2, 2018
During High School Lunch in the Chapel

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