School News & Announcements

Parent-Teacher Interviews

posted Oct 19, 2020, 7:40 AM by Dean Prigent

This year, Parent-Teacher Interviews will be conducted virtually on Thursday, October 22 from 3:40 - 5:40 p.m. Parents can choose to meet with their child’s teachers by Google Meet or over the phone. We will be using a new booking system, SchoolInterviews.ca, this year and we hope you find the process user-friendly. The instructions on how to book an interview and the link have been emailed to parents. Please email the school or call to let us know if you did not receive the instructions.

Interview booking will become available on Monday October 19.

Please note booking can be made until Wednesday October 21 at 11:00 p.m.


Virtual Stress Coping Groups

posted Oct 14, 2020, 4:40 AM by Dean Prigent

OCSB Mental Health workers are offering 5 sessions  to help grade 7/8 groups and grade 9-12 groups cope with stress over google meet.

The groups will be offered after school over two weeks alternating days. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes.

Topics in this group include:
Signs and symptoms of stress
Techniques for coping
Developing protective factors
How Covid-19 affects our stress

Check out the links for more information and registration:

St. Pius Cafeteria Food Service to End This Week

posted Oct 5, 2020, 12:57 PM by Dean Prigent   [ updated Oct 5, 2020, 5:23 PM ]

Students and parents are advised that Thursday October 8 2020 will be the final day students will be able to purchase food and beverage items from the Cafeteria at St. Pius this year. We are hopeful that as we begin a new semester in 2021, the cafeteria will be in operation again. As a thank you to the students who have supported the cafeteria since the return to school, the staff are offering some promotional items with the purchase of a lunch. Cafeteria seating in class cohorts remains in place during both Junior and Senior lunches.

St. Pius X Spiritwear & Gradwear

posted Sep 22, 2020, 5:46 PM by Dean Prigent   [ updated Oct 4, 2020, 1:46 PM ]

During the unprecedented  COVID shutdown, St. Pius has partnered with Gadar Promotions to produce a St. Pius specific Web Store for your school clothing needs. 

3 major categories.

  • Gradwear
  • Spirit wear
  • T-shirt and short combo


Gadar will:

#1 – Collect all online payments and orders.

#2 – Distribute all individual orders.

#3 – Provide FREE SHIPPING to all home addresses (in Canada) during this first phase of the online store.


  • The Web Store is open for 3 weeks 
  • We will then shutdown the store for 2 weeks allowing Gadar to organize bulk orders.
  • Deadline for the first round of online purchases and FREE SHIPPING is October 9, 2020.

Visit the website to see the great options and complete your order. 


https://www.shopgadar.ca/pages/st-pius-h-s

St. Pius X - New Schedule

posted Sep 8, 2020, 6:44 PM by Dean Prigent

As we prepare for the new school year, we are working hard to make the return as safe as possible. Please review our new schedule:

Virtual Tours for New Students

posted Sep 8, 2020, 6:06 PM by Dean Prigent

Our staff and some of our students have been working very hard to get ready to welcome everyone back to St. Pius X. Our Peer Helpers have prepared some virtual tours for our new students in order to give them an idea of what St. Pius X is all about. 

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 


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