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Virtual Advent Mass

We will gather as a school board on Monday, November 30 to celebrate Mass. This Mass will be available for in-person and online students alike.  Special thanks to our School Chaplain Father John Whyte for his part in preparing this Mass for all.

Attention Grade 12's: Grad Photos

Grad Photos


Dress Purple Day

Every October, Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families through the provincial Dress Purple Day campaign. The campaign is more important than ever, since the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional stressors for families, and in some cases has increased risk for the well-being and safety of children and youth.
This year, Dress Purple Day will take place on Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
We are calling on all Mustangs to wear something purple On October 27 to show children, youth, and families that they are here to help!

Take Our Kid to Work Day will be Wednesday November 2, 2016 for grade 9 students.  Students need to return their permission forms to the Guidance Office by Friday October 21st.


Women in Trades
 As part of the continuing effort to promote skilled trades to young women, the CDSBEO is happy to announce a special presentation – Women in Trades.  The presentation will take place at the North Grenville Municipal Center on Tuesday November 1st for all grade 8 & 9 female students.


The presentation will feature Jamie McMillan, founder of the Journeyman organization which promotes women in the skilled trades by speaking in high school classrooms and at national trade events.

Working in a male-dominated industry Jamie began networking with tradesmen and women in Canada and the U.S.A. to better understand and identify the needs and challenges for outreach and recruitment.  After much research Jamie solidified her program vision and officially founded Journeyman in 2012. Since then she has continued to expand the Journeyman initiative through her outreach and advocacy.

The morning will be an excellent opportunity for our female students to learn more about the skilled trades and the opportunities within.

The event runs from 9:30 till 11:00 on the morning of November 1st. The students will be dismissed after period 1 and make their way to the Municipal Centre for the presentation.

Should you have any questions contact Mr. S. MacDonald in Guidance.

As McGill University is not able to visit St. Michael this year, they have invited our grade 12 students who are considering applying to McGill to participate in an interactive webinar on Wednesday December 7th at 8 pm. Please use this registration link if you are interested in viewing the presentation: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist





This year’s St. Michael Drama Production is the highly anticipated original play “JUVIE”. This serious drama set in a juvenile detention center deals with some mature themes and also involves a murder mystery – hold on to the edge of your seats for this surprising script from student Erin McEvoy. The play boasts an outstanding cast, is directed by Grade 12 student Emily Bellefontaine and Grade 11 student Taylor Sabourin and opens Thursday April 21st. Rehearsals are taking place twice daily and set design and construction is almost complete. Mustang Drama has been the recipient of multiple local and provincial awards in the last two years and this production looks to continue that streak. Tickets go on sale in March. See you at the theatre!

(Pictured: Female Lead Julie-Anne Scales rehearses a key scene)

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Attention all grade 12 graduating students:
Graduation will take place promptly at 1 pm on Wednesday, the 29th of June.  Students are expected to be at school to check in, get their gowns on, and get ready no later than noon that day.  There will be class photo taken of all grads in their gowns and you don’t want to miss being a part of this!
Grads are also reminded to be at school the day before, on Tuesday, the 28th of June at 1 pm for a graduation rehearsal so that they can receive instructions for what will take place the next day.  Please let Guidance know if you cannot attend.​
Golden Environmental Performance

St. Mike was awarded Gold for this year's Ecoschools assessment. Each year St. Mike takes on environmental initiatives such as: battery, paper, and plastic recycling; ban the bottle campaign; school grounds greening; school grounds clean up; and embedding environmental stewardship in the curriculum and is assessed on the results.
St. Mike has made steady progress over the past four years since restarting the program winning Bronze in 2014, Silver in 2015 and of course, Gold in 2016
The following students and teachers played a leadership role in organizing school wide activities and initiatives and are to be congratulated for their efforts.
Mr. James, Ms. Paris, Ms. O'Brien (Grade 8) Cameron Arcand, Azalea Atkin, Charis Boland, Katie Dicsi
Hannah Marceau, Trinity Piette, Alicia Scharf, Kiara Vandemheen
Mr. Souter, Ms. Kingsbury (Grade 9) Sydney Brownlee, Taylor Gerus, Madeline Hubbard, Kate Waytowhich, Jennifer Smeeton, Ashley Snippe
Ms. Kingsbury's Life Skills class and Mr. Souter's grade 9 religion classes also deserve special recognition for their tireless efforts throughout the entire school year.​

SMCHS Volleyball Heading to League Championships  

Mustang Volleyball Swinging for Success
The St. Michael Mustangs ladies volleyball teams finished the regular season on a winning note on Wednesday by finishing first in the AA standings.
The Junior Mustangs cruised past cross-town rival North Grenville Knights winning 25-6, 25-8 and 25-14. They followed that up with three straight victories over Athens to finish the season with a 35-1 regular season record.
The Senior girls faired equally well defeating North Grenville and Athens in three straight sets to finish their season with a 28-8 record. The Mustangs get set to host the LGSSAA finals on Wednesday, with the Junior final at 1:15pm and the Senior final at 2:30pm.
Coach A. MacDonald would like to congratulate the following graduating students, Ally Kingsbury, Eva Kuhar, Erika Tanguay, Sarah Benoit, Kyra Meisenheimer and Gabby Poirier for all their commitment over the past 4 seasons.

In the photo is Back row from left: Rachel Howarth, Kyra Meisenheimer, Captain Ally Kingsbury, Tess Corkery, Brooke Cornel, Eva Kuhar, Erika Tanguay, Coach Angus MacDonald
Front row from left: Sarah Benoit, Mel Keating, Tasha Lapenskie, Gabby Poirier, Emily Collier