RISE Awards-now open for applications

The Research Inspired Student Enrichment (RISE) Awards competition is now open for another year.

Last year there were 26 applications from across Newfoundland and Labrador, a number we hope to increase this year. RDC’s RISE Awards provide up to 15 students with the amazing opportunity to attend research-related summer enrichment programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The award covers all costs, including travel to prestigious institutions in Canada, US or to the Arctic. These awards are available to top Newfoundland and Labrador high school students completing Level II in June 2014. The application deadline is November 5, 2014.

RISE iPhone 6 Giveaway

We’re also thrilled to announce that, as part of our promotion efforts on our social media platforms, we’re giving away an iPhone 6! Help us spread the word about RISE by heading to our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages where you can enter our iPhone Giveaway contest, find information about our programs, and get access to updates on what’s new at RDC. Be sure to like and share the contest as well as entering your email.

The guidelines and application are available on our website, www.rdc.org/funding/rise.

If you require further information on RISE, please feel free to contact Andrew Simmons, Account Officer with RDC by telephone at (709) 758.0913 or by email at programs@rdc.org.

October 2014 is CANADIAN LIBRARY MONTH – contest entry!!!

Anyone can enter the contest (students, staff, members of the public) by either filling out and mailing the print entry form or submitting their entry using the online form (http://nlla.ca/clm-entry-form/).

  • It is important that anyone who enters include the name of the library they wish to win the prize (this can be a our school or public library, but must be in the province of NL).
  • One submission per person.
  • The deadline is November 30.
  • The winner will be chosen at random and will receive $1000 worth of books for our library – provided by Library Services Centre.
  • There will also be a prize for the individual winner.

    For more Library Month information: http://nlla.ca/2014/09/30/canadian-library-month-libraries-inspire-contest/

Teacher Professional Development

Friday – October 24

  • Teachers  will be reviewing results from last year to plan for this year
  • There will not be any classes for students


Monday – November 3

  • District Closeout
  • Teachers will meet with colleagues in other schools to develop curriculum materials and assessment tools
  • There will not be any classes for students

Volunteers Needed

For the first time ever, Memorial University is hosting the Canadian Universities Cross Country Championship at Pippy Park Golf Course on Saturday Nov. 8th. Volunteers are needed, especially in course support as marshals. Students volunteering with this national championship will have an extraordinary experience and see our country’s best distance runners in action here in our city!
If you would like to help, please email Art Meaney [mailto:hcmeaney@gmail.com] your name, phone # and e- mail address and he will forward it to Karen Murphy, Memorial’s Athletic Director and Championship Convenor. You will be contacted over the next few days.

Recycling Tuesday Morning – Peace and Justice

Gonzaga’s Peace and Justice will be accepting any recyclables on Tuesday morning.  Students will be outside both entrances of the school to help collect any bags that you wish to donate.  Only drink containers and bottles will be accepted – no cardboard.  All money collected from recycling allows Peace and Justice to help many marginalized groups within our community.

Me To We/StFX Leadership Camp NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS (deadline Oct 22)

We are looking for Grade 11 and Grade12 students who are passionate about

-       Developing your leadership skills

-       Community service

-       Global citizenship

Are you looking to take your leadership skills to the next level? Me to We is partnering with StFX University in Nova Scotia to bring student leaders from across Canada together for a one-of-a-kind leadership training experience, and we want you to be a part of it!

This is a chance to spend 4 days living on campus, immersed in an intensive leadership training program in which will focus improving your understanding of your personal leadership style and gain an increased knowledge of issues affecting local and global communities – and how to approach leading change. You will also create an action plan focused on your development as a leader.


We’re NOW accepting applications for the program, which runs from November 14-22. If you are selected for the program, all of your expenses are included, except for your travel to StFX.


Check out the application link here for more details!


Applicants must be between 15 and 17 years of age and currently enrolled in Grade 11 or Grade 12. Most importantly, we’re looking for young people who have a passion for leadership, who are actively involved in their local or global community, and who engaged critical thinkers. It is free to attend. Participants are only responsible for their travel costs to/from StFX University.

Applications are open now and the deadline to apply is October 22, so if you know any students might be interested, please feel free to pass along the above link or have them contact the below for more information:

Sarah Cuddie

Customized Leadership Training Coordinator | Me to We


t: 1.416.964.8942 x717

Senior B Girls Volleyball Schedule

Girls Senior B Volleyball schedule Tier 2 – 2014


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