Friday, October 28, 2011

Books: October 24th - October 28th

The following books, available in the SMHS library, were promoted this week on the TV's in the Commons and on the Shelfari shelf of this blog:

"Something evil is living under Nick's skin . . ."

Thirteen Tales of Blood and Desire

"The dead have risen . . .

They walk among us . . .

They are coming for you . . ."

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Saskatchewan Library Week Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the following Saskatchewan Library Week contests:

Student Book Promotion PowerPoint Slide Contest
Gift Card: Ty Ring
Classroom Participation Prize (cookies): Ms. Packet's ELA 10 Period 1
** Watch for the student slides to be featured on the TV screens in the Commons over the next few weeks.

Staff Book Jacket Promotion Contest
Gift Card: Mrs. Hoegi

The library staff would like to thank all students and staff who participated in the contests, as well as the MYSMHS.COM Bookmark Promotion event.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Books: October 17th - 21st

The following books, available in the St. Mary High School Library, were promoted this week on the TV screens in the Commons, as well as on the Shelfari shelf displayed on the St. Mary High School blog and the SMHS Learning Resource Centre blog:

A July storm . . .

The thawing bodies of inmates . . .

An experiment gone wrong . . .


"There are few things . . .

that can actually take on . . .

a vampire . . ."

"Jekyl and Hyde are the same person . . .

And Hyde is taking control . . ."

Monday, October 17, 2011

Saskatchewan Library Week

To celebrate Saskatchewan Library Week, the library staff has organized the following events:

The Bookmark Promotion
All students and staff have received a bookmark to promote the new St. Mary High School blog (My St. Mary High School) available at The bookmark lists useful websites, usernames and passwords and has a QR code that can be read by any smartphone (download of QR code reader app is required). The bookmark also has four digits on it. Listen for the daily digits and collect your reward at the library during the breaks.

Student Book Promotion PowerPoint Slides Contest
Students are invited to create a PowerPoint slide that promotes a book available at the SMHS library. The slide must be emailed to by Friday at 3:30 p.m. Each slide is an entry into a student draw, as well as towards a classroom participation reward. These PowerPoint slides will be displayed on the TV's in the Commons.

Staff Book Promotion Book Jackets
Staff are invited to submit a title of a book available at the SMHS library. The library staff will then create and laminate an image of the book jacket for the staff member to display in a classroom or office. Each book title is an entry into a draw.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Books: October 11th - 14th

The following books, available in the SMHS library, were promoted this week on the TV's in the Commons:

"Hannah is dead . . .

Her secrets . . .

were not buried with her . . . "

A meteor knocks the moon closer to Earth . . .

and things are never the same . . .

A Post-Apolyptic America:

A father and son . . .

A long journey south . . .

A pistol with one round  . . .

Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Rice

On this Thanksgiving Day . . . let us give thanks . . . and our support . . .

The United Nations World Food Programme has created a website, Free Rice, to promote education and to fight world hunger. Companies from around the world will donate 10 grains of rice for each question that is answered correctly. Questions are categorized into different subjects (languages, geography, humanities, math, chemistry, English) and different levels.

To play, select the image or link above, or the permanent bookmark banner at the bottom of the right panel of this web page.

Pink Glove Dance

The Parkland Region Health District needs our support! Staff at the Victoria Hospital have created a video for a North American contest. The prize is $10 000.

Log on to your Facebook account and cast your vote every day until October 21st.

Terry Fox: Pulling for a Cure

The numbers are in . . . St. Mary High School has raised more than $3 300 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

On Wednesday, September 29th, students and staff competed in the annual "Pulling for a Cure" event. The challenge consisted of four teams pulling a 13 048 kg Hertz Northern bus for 25 m . . . uphill.

Each team had an honourary cancer survivor, as well as 15 males and 15 females:
       Team Volleyball: Packet of Power (Jackie Packet/Lynn Gaudet)
       Team Cross Country: The Fleury (Shirley Fleury/Arlene Town)
       Team Drama: Family Fans (Rob Tessier/Jason Van Otterloo)
       Team Staff: Wilson Winners (Doris Wilson/Noreen Pearson)

The Results:
         Spirit Award (top donations): Team Cross Country: The Fleury $1079.62
         Strength Award (fastest time): Team Drama: Family Fans 12.95 seconds
         Top Fundraiser: Alicia Andrews
         Top Homeroom Fundraiser: Grade 9 - Section 6

The Terry Fox Foundation has recognized St. Mary High school with a banner and has featured the Pulling for a Cure event in a national brochure.

"St. Mary High School took on a Terry Fox Challenge that was a feat of strength and endurance truly worthy of Terry Fox. In honour of staff battling cancer, students and staff teamed up to pull a 13,048 kg school bus and raised over $4,000. Terry once said, "Anything is possible if you try." Our friends at St. Mary High School proved just how true that is."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Books: October 4th - 7th

The following books are available in the library and were promoted this week on the television screens in the Commons:

"I know the family secret . . .

 Pay me to go away . . ."

Electrifying decisions . . .

Heartbreaking betrayals . . .

Stunning consequences . . .

Unexpected romance . . .

Career girl, Lara . . .

Feisty great-aunt spirit, Sadie . . .

A missing family necklace . . .