School News & Announcements

Locker Cleanout & Textbook Return

posted Jun 8, 2020, 2:05 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Student access to lockers will take place June 15th - 19th. Students have been assigned a date and time slot to access the school to retrieve their personal items from their lockers, and to return their textbooks and other school items.


Students must bring: a garbage bag for their belongings and a pen in order to sign in. Students are encouraged to wear a mask if they have one.



Athletics Winners 2019/20

posted Jun 6, 2020, 10:52 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Congratulations to this years athletic awards winners!  Please see this link for the winners' names.  

Creative Arts Virtual Showcase 2020

posted Jun 3, 2020, 3:18 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

It is a great pleasure to share with you a project that Ms. Gant's Arts and Culture SHSM students have spent many, many hours working on.
With the help and expert guidance of sector partner Laura Barry, the students have created a Virtual Showcase for you to enjoy. 

Many thanks to our team leaders:
Emma Looman
Emma Bryan
Chris Kimemia
Molly Buccinni

Thank you also goes out to: 
Ms. Caroleo and her photography students
Ms Goldsmith and Ms Borracci and their NAC students
and Ms. Gant's grade 10, 11, 12 and media students for their exceptional dedication to the Arts. 

Enjoy!

Pius Junior X-Men Award

posted May 27, 2020, 2:51 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier


The Jr X-Men Award is given to Grade 9 students who spend a minimum of 25 hours on at least two different activities in their first year at Pius. Students must participate in at least one club or extra-curricular activity and one athletic activity.

Who can apply for a Junior X-Men Award?

Any grade 9 student who meets the criteria above may apply. Awards for this year will be given out at next year’s Awards Ceremony.


How do I apply for the Junior X-Men Award?


  • Check the list of eligible activities below, and send an email to the lead teacher of every activity in which you participated this school year (2019-2020). 

  • In your email, ask your teacher or coach to fill out the Pius Junior X-Men Application form on your behalf. Pius staff members already have the link to the application form.

  •  If the person in charge of the activity or sport was not a Pius teacher (e.g. if your coach was a parent or someone from the outside community), you need to email the Pius staff member responsible for the activity. 

  • The deadline for submitting the application form is Wednesday June 17, 2020. Please do not wait until the last minute to contact teachers, since they are all very busy as we approach the end of the year. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please email your teacher/coach or Mrs. Richardson (suzanne.richardson@ocsb.ca).


Eligible activities

 

Clubs/extra-curricular activities    

Applicants must have at least one activity from this group

  • Art/Portfolio Club

  • Astronomy Club

  • ATC Committee

  • Best Buddies 

  • Chess Club

  • Dance Team

  • DEP Activities

  • French Club

  • GLOW

  • HUGS

  • Jazz Band

  • Math Club

  • Math/Computer competitions

  • Pius Am/Lunch Crew volunteer

  • Pius Cares

  • Breakthrough Youth Group

  • Public speaking

  • Reach for the Top

  • Science Club

  • Social Justice Club

  • Student Council

  • Technical Crew

  • The Crew (Mass Band)

  • Yearbook (above credit expectations)


Athletics

Applicants must have at least one activity from this group

  • Badminton

  • Baseball

  • Basketball

  • Cross country Running

  • Curling

  • Field Hockey

  • Fitness Club

  • Football

  • Golf

  • Hockey

  • Intramurals

  • Lacrosse

  • Rugby

  • Ski and Snowboard Club

  • Ski team (Alpine, Nordic)

  • Soccer

  • Softball

  • Swimming 

  • Tennis

  • Touch Football

  • Volleyball

  • Wrestling 


Applications for the Pius Letter

posted May 24, 2020, 9:44 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier   [ updated May 25, 2020, 1:00 PM ]

The Pius Letter is an award given to students who have been have involved in various school activities during their
time at Pius and who have accumulated 21 points. Points are awarded for every activity/club/sport on the list below.
Students must submit an application at the end of each school year. We keep track of points accumulated, and any
student who has accumulated 21 points by the end of Grade 12 will receive the Pius Letter.

What activities are eligible for points? What are the criteria for receiving points?

The Awards Committee (in consultation with Pius staff members) has compiled a list of activities and associated
point values, according to the number of hours spent on the activity. You will find the list at the end of this notice.
You will also get points for being on the honour roll. Honour roll points are automatically added to your total.
You cannot get points for activities done outside of Pius, for activities for which you receive community service hours,
or for courses which give you a credit (exception is extra work done for Yearbook. Please talk to Ms. Idone if you
have questions about Yearbook.

How do I apply for the Pius Letter?

 Check the list of eligible activities below, and send an email to the lead teacher of every activity in which you
participated this school year (2019-2020).

 In your email, ask your teacher or coach to fill out the Pius Letter Application form on your behalf. Pius staff
members already have the link to the application form.

 If the person in charge of the activity or sport was not a Pius teacher (e.g. if your coach was a parent or someone
from the outside community), you need to email the Pius staff member responsible for the activity.

 The deadline for submitting the application form is Wednesday June 17, 2020. Please do not wait until the last
minute to contact teachers, since they are all very busy as we approach the end of the year.

 If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Richardson (suzanne.richardson@ocsb.ca). Once the
deadline has passed, you may also email to find out how many points you have received this year.

Eligible Activities and Points awarded:
1⁄2 point activities (10 - 25 hr):
1⁄2 point - Extra curricular Activities/Clubs:
1. Astronomy Club
2. Best Buddies
3. Chess Club
4. French Club
5. GLOW leader
6. HUGS
7. Indigenous Awareness planning committee
8. Science Club
9. STAND
10. Games Club

1⁄2 point - Sports
1. 7s Rugby
2. Field Hockey
3. Girls’ Hockey
4. Golf
5. Nordic Skiing

1 point activities (25 - 50 hr):
1 point - Extra curricular Activities/Clubs:
1. Art and Portfolio Club
2. ATC Committee
3. Breakthrough Youth group
4. Dance Team
5. DEP Extra-curricular
6. Major Event Organizer
7. Math Club
8. Peer Helper (Grs 10-12)
9. Public Speaking
10. Reach for the Top
11. Social Justice Club
12. Student Council Members
13. Terry Fox Organizer
14. The Crew (Mass Band)
15. Yearbook (extra hours)

1 point - Sports:
1. Badminton
2. Baseball
3. Fitness Club
4. Lacrosse
5. Rugby
6. Ski Club
7. Ski Team
8. Swimming
9. Wrestling
10. XC Running

2 point activities (minimum 50 hr):
2 points - Extra Curricular Activities/Clubs:
1. ATC Chair
2. Co-President
3. Head Peer Helper
4. Jazz Band (not for credit)
5. Pius Cares
6. Student Council Executive
7. Technical Crew

2 points - Sports:
1. Basketball
2. Curling
3. Football
4. Boys’ Hockey
5. Lacrosse
6. Soccer (season)
7. Tennis
8. Touch Football
9. Volleyball

Is it Just Us? by The Royal Hosptial

posted May 22, 2020, 5:49 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Usually, during the spring, hundreds of young people would be invited to The Royal to talk about mental health. This spring, things are quite different but mental health is as important as ever (maybe even more important).

You're invited to register for our first-ever, virtual 'Is It Just Us?' on Wednesday, May 27th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST.

Our host, Ian Mendes from TSN 1200, will be joined by mental health professionals from The Royal and special guests including:
  • Stephanie and Luke Richardson, DIFD
  • Alex Mateas, Ottawa REDBLACKS Offensive Lineman
  • Kathryn Stockdale, committed to the University of Connecticut Women’s Hockey Program for 2020-2021
You will also hear tips on how to manage your anxiety and stress, cope with our new 'normal' and learn that we are all in this together.
 

Graduation Fees

posted May 13, 2020, 12:11 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier   [ updated May 13, 2020, 1:30 PM ]

The Grad fee for this year is $60.  This fee can be paid in two installments:
1. Installment #1: $30, due by June 15th (this will cover the cost of the keepsake cap and stole)
2. Installment #2: $30, due two weeks prior to Graduation Day (this will cover the cost of the gown rental)

To make a payment, please use our online payment portal, School Cash Online.  If you are unable to pay this fee, please contact Mrs. Khan-Tayler (christine.khan-tayler@ocsb.ca) to discuss your individual situation with her.

Academic Help - Virtual Step Up

posted May 7, 2020, 10:46 AM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

Step Up has gone virtual. Students with academic concerns can use this link to connect with Student Success teachers for help. 


Update on Graduation Ceremony

posted May 1, 2020, 12:49 PM by School Websites

Please see Director of Education Denise Andre's 
letter to the graduating class of 2020 regarding the status of this year's graduation ceremonies.

Eighth Annual Caldwell Family Centre $1,000 Scholarship

posted Apr 29, 2020, 3:00 PM by Jean-Paul Cloutier

The intent of this scholarship is to help young people from low-income families who live in the catchment area that runs from Carling to Hunt Club, and Prince of Wales to Woodroffe with postal codes K1Y, K2A, K2G, K2C, K1Z.  

 

This scholarship opportunity is for the student who has shown the most improvement during their high school career, and not necessarily the one with the highest marks.  The money can be used for college, university, or trades training.  And taking into consideration the current COVID-19 circumstances, it can be used either this year or next.

 

To apply student are required to provide:

  • a one-page essay on why they deserve the scholarship, what they plan on studying, and their plans for the future.   A list of their volunteer work and community work will also be taken into consideration
  • a letter of recommendation from a teacher
  • proof of university/college/trade school acceptance
  • their application to info@CaldwellCentre.ca by May 31, 2020

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