Published on
Feb 9, 2024
Weekly Update

Fr. Crouch, S.J. "Shrove Tuesday" Pancake Breakfasts

Our annual "Shrove Tuesday" pancake breakfast will be split over two days.

​Monday, 12 February

  • 8:30 am: Grade 9 & 10 Pancake Breakfast
  • Grade 11/12 students have a late start unless in recovery learning
  • Period 1 classes begin for all students at 9:30 am
  • Schedule V in effect

​Tuesday, 13 February

  • 8:30 am: Grade 11 & 12 Pancake Breakfast
  • Grade 9/10 students have a late start unless in recovery learning
  • Period 1 classes begin for all students at 9:30 am
  • Schedule V in effect

Wednesday, 14 February: Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Schedule V is in effect to accommodate an all school liturgy celebrating Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent.

Dress Code V is in effect. As a reminder, Dress Code V is Regular Dress Code with the additional requirement of a standard necktie or bowtie

All students are expected to attend. Students should report to their core group locations at 8:25 a.m. and wait to be called to the MultiPlex. Parents are welcome.

Thursday, 15 February: Casual Day

In support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Brain Cancer Research. $2.00 to participate.

Friday, 16 February: No School

Catholic Schools Inservice Day

From the Counselling Department

Save the Date:  Parents' Electives Meetings- February 20th, 7:00 pm

Parents of current grade 9–11 students are invited to an information session about course selection for next year.

  • Grade 9 Parents:  Murray Hall
  • Grade 10 Parents: Band Room (Room 141)
  • Grade 11 Parents: Aulneau Room or by video
    • Grade 11 Parents: If you would prefer to watch the presentation at home, please find the video HERE. There is no need to attend in person if you watch the video, as it will be the same presentation.

Information about Math

If you missed the video last week about math options for next year, please find the link here: View Math Video 

Summer Employment for Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12

Information was sent on Teams this week to students in grades 10–12 about summer job opportunities with the City of Winnipeg.  Students can apply online at and then drop in for an in-person interview at one of the following Recruitment Fairs: 

  • Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne: Friday, February 23, 2024 from 9:30am – 2:30 pm  or Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 1:00 – 6:00pm
  • St. Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, 90 Sinclair St. Saturday, March 9, 2024 from 10:00am – 4:00 pm 


Below are a few scholarships with approaching deadlines.

$5,000 (20 Awards) - Cyber security
Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship
Deadline: February 29, 2024
For Eligibility: Click HERE

$10,000 (150 Awards) - Geophysics
SEG Scholarships
Deadline: March 1, 2024
For Eligibility: Click HERE

$1,200 (84 Awards) - Global Challenges related to population growth
World of 8 BIllion Video Scholarship Contest
Deadline: March 5, 2024
For Eligibility: Click HERE

$5,000 (2 Awards)- Skilled Trades (plumbing, electrical etc)
Connex Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: March 10, 2024
For Eligibility: Click HERE

$1,500 (100 Awards)- Financial Need (family income less than $60,000)
Leonard Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: March 31, 2024
For Eligibility: Click HERE

Access Program- University of Manitoba
The Access Program provides holistic support to students as they begin their academic journey at UM. Application deadline is May 1. Students must be Manitoba residents, submit an application for admission to UM and demonstrate personal, academic or financial need.

Essay Contest for Manitoba Grade 11 & 12 Students
Manitoba students in grades 11 and 12 are invited to participate in the Glassen High School Ethics Essay Competition. The winner of the best philosophical essay under 1,000 words receives a $1,000 award. Deadline for submissions is May 1. The 2024 Glassen Ethics Essay Competition topic is: What is the most important ethical issue raised by Artificial Intelligence, and how should we address it?
Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship Webinar Series
The Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship hosts bi-weekly webinars for students interested in entrepreneurship and the essential skills they need to start a business - all are welcome to attend. February's webinars focus on social media and social enterprise.

Grade 11s and 12s  Interested in Engineering - Final Reminder about Outreach Days
The Outreach Day will approximately run from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Thursday February 15th, with a pizza lunch being provided for students. The day will involve presentations from current students, faculty and industry experts, as well as a design challenge with prizes to be won, and tours of the facility. 
Students received information in Teams or can register at: 

From the Parent Guild

Grade 9, 10 and 11 Parents

We are desperately seeking 2 parents to co-chair the hospitality portion of Convocation that will take place on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024. These co- chairs will be responsible for ordering the graduation cakes and baking, purchasing drinks and punch and any other items that may not be available in our general supplies of plates, napkins, cutlery. The two co-chairs along with 2 shifts of 6 volunteers will set up the reception tables with our school tablecloths and put out the graduation cakes, baking, and refreshments. Replenishing food trays, cutting cake and ensuring the dispensers are full of punch and water will be required throughout the reception. Items that are left over will need to be returned to Murray Hall for storage. If you are willing to take on this event as a co-chair, please email Gillian Hauser (

Thank you in advance for making this day special for our Grade 12 students and their families. 

We are also looking for someone to coordinate the Custodial Luncheon in June. The volunteer would simply order a takeout lunch, drink and a dessert from a local restaurant/bakery and deliver the meals to the school. A predetermined area would need to be set up where the custodial staff could eat together. If you are willing to take on this event as a co-chair, please email Gillian Hauser (

37th Annual SPHS Fashion Show – Takin’ It To The Streets

St. Paul’s High School is proud to present Taking it to the Streets, it’s 37th Annual Fashion Show on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at the Victoria Inn & Conference Centre. This event promotes the latest fashions from local retailers in coordination with Swish Modelling Agency, auctions and prizes from local businesses, and student volunteers to create a lively and entertaining show. This event is in support of the Magis Fund, a fund that provides financial assistance to students who require support to ensure that they can be full participants in school life.

The Fashion Show Committee is currently soliciting prize donations for Live, Silent or Rainbow Auctions. For your donation, you/your business will receive recognition on signage at the event, and have your brand in front of parents, alumni, and local business owners.

Sponsorship package is available here Fashion Show - St Paul's High School (

Contact Kerri Moore, Head of Advancement and Special Projects at or 204-831-2325 for more information about sponsorship opportunities and prize donations.

LAST CALL FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: The Class of 2024 is asked to sign up for the many volunteer opportunities available, including modeling, participating in the show opener/closer, serving wine and many other tasks. Student Volunteers from the Class of 2024 can sign up until February 9th using this link: