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School Announcements
Visual Arts At STA
Senior visual arts students are diligently working in developing outstanding artworks for their portfolio. Keep up the good work!
Bravo Breakfast
On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 the CDSBEO hosted the third of four Bravo Breakfast Awards at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School. Congratulations to all recipients from the Prescott-Russell area schools including our very own grade 8 student, Michael Acs and grade 11 student, Justine Plummer.
Link Crew Board Game Challenge
Grade 9 students and their Link Crew Leaders participated in the annual Link Crew Board Game Challenge! Various board games were played and all students had a lot of fun!
Rugby World 7's Tournament
Mr. and Mrs. Longval, along with the Girls Varsity Rugby Team, travelled to Hawaii over the March Break for the teams 1st ever rugby tour. The team played in a 2 day 15's tournament hosted by Kahuna High School and participated in the ALOHA World 7's tournament at Aloha Stadium. The girls travelled and visited the island of Oahu. Activities included hiking Diamond Head Volcano, attending a luau, snorkeling at the Hanamau Bay Preserve, surfing Waikiki Beach, visiting North Shore, Sunset Beach, Pearl Harbor, the Dole Pineapple Plantation and the Bonzai Pipeline. It was a #TripofALifetime!
Concours d'Art Oratoire
Congratulations to Liam Hill, Mikaila Joinette, Emma Patterson, Morgan Foster, Vincent Baron and Safia Hafid who competed at the board level in Kemptville this Thursday, March 5th. STA winners are: 1st place Vincent Baron, Mikaila Joinette and Morgan Foster 3rd place Liam Hill and Safia Hafid. Go Ravens
Concours d'Art Oratoire 2015
Congratulations to Liam Hill, Mikaila Joanette, Emma Patterson, Morgan Foster, Vincent Baron and Safia Hafid. All finalists will compete at the board level in Kemptville on Thursday, March 5th. We wish them well.
Pink Shirt Day
On Wednesday, February 25th both staff and students alike at STA joined together and wore pink shirts in order to take a stand against bullying.

Ash Wednesday Liturgy
On Wednesday, February 18th, students and staff participated in our annual Ash Wednesday Liturgy. A special thank you to Mr. Vonesch and Miss Landry's Gr 11 World Religion Class for organizing such a special occasion as we begin preparations for Lent and the Easter Season.
Gr 6 Feeder School Visits
On Thursday, January 29th 2015 STA staff and students welcomed grade six students from our local feeder schools and the surrounding area to take part in a fun day of structured activities to help give them the sense of what student life is like at STA. Students participated in science labs, interactive media activities,ácupcake decorating, and various activities in the gymnasium. Special thanks go out to all students and staff who helped make this day possible and we look forward to seeing our future Ravens and their parents at our open house in early February.
Lego League has good showing at Provincials
The STA Lego League had another successful year. After our very own Cash Shoes won our regional tournament in Ottawa, they went on to a strong showing at the provincial tournament. The team members are Jack Miner, Scarlette Ramos, Sam Barrett, Ben VanNoppen, Axel Ravera, Maximus Morrison, Noah Hill, Logan de Verteuil and Peyton Sheridan. Great Job, Ravens
Lego League Championships
STA would like to congratulate all grade 7&8 students who participated in the First Lego League Regional Championships recently at All Saints High School in Kanata. Winners included The Ace of Spades: Morgan Foster, Jacob Zandbelt, Holly Bekkers, Kelly Forrester and Liam Vionnette. The Gentleman Explorer's: Aidan Judd, Ethan Warnock, Jack Wheeler, Jackson DeVerteuil, Alec Campbell, Cameron Batten and Abraham Thedocki. The Cash Shoes: Ben Vonknappen, Axel Rivera, Logan DeVerteuil, Maximus Morrison, Payton Sheridan, Sam Barrett, Jack Miner, Scarlett Ramos and Noah Hill. Great Job, Ravens!
MEP Class Future Bocce Champions
Last week students and staff from the MEP class participated in a Bocce Ball Tournament where fun was had by all. Pictured below are MEP student Ashley DesRosier and Pathway student helper Courtney Manns.
Baskets for Jonathan
Special thanks go out to all students and staff who participated in and supported the Baskets for Jonathan fundraiser held last Thursday evening at Russell High School.
Lego League
TheáFIRST Lego league regional championships,were held recentlyáat All Saints in Kanata. áStudents compete in robot design, robot programming, teamwork challenges, and creating a solution to a real world problem. áAlthough it was an early morning, all of the teams came with the energy of one thousand double shot espressos. áThe Ace of Spades had an amazing day and worked hard at all of the events. áMorgan Foster, Jacob Zandbelt, Holly Berkkers,Kelly Forrester and Liam Vionnette took second place overall in the Robot Performance event with some incredible coding and troubleshooting when the robot failed to cooperate. Congratulations to all our 7&8 Lego Participants.
Jersey Day Movember Dodgeball Tournament
On Friday, November 28th over 24 student and teacher teams competed in our annual SportsDay # Movember Dodge Ball Tournament!
The Gym was packed with jersey wearing students and staff as we participated in RBC & PARTICIPACTION'S National Jersey Day. Students and staff raised over $1100 dollars for our Movember men's health awareness campaign. This year's Dodge Ball Champions are Dirty Mike and The Boyz pictured in yellow t-shirts below. Thanks to all who participated.


































Baskets for Jonathan!
On Thursday, December 4th , STA's Senior Girls and Boys Basketball Teams will be participating in a fundraiser even at Russell High School to help Jonathan Pitre, a local resident who is suffering from a rare skin disease. Jonathan is a remarkable boy with inspiring courage who needs help from his community. Please join us on Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M at Russell High for two basketball games. The Senior Girls will tip off at 6:00, and the Senior Boys, at 7:30. We hope to see you all there to help raise awareness for Jonathan!
Girls Hockey
The Ravens girls hockey team competed in the Annual Capital Hockey Tournament held at the Sensplex in Kanata on November 24-25th. The highlight of the tournament was a 5-5 draw against Louis-Riel, last year's OFSAA champions. The team beat Holy-Trinity in the bronze medal game by a score of 5-0. A special mention goes to Ashley McKenny, who kept the team in every game with her stellar goaltending performance. Congratulations to Mr. Cornellier and his girls for a job well done! Go Ravens!
7&8 Soccer Teams Finish Successful Season
The 7-8 Soccer teams finished up a successful season at the Prescott-Russell championship tournament in Hammond last week. Strong teamwork and sportsmanship were displayed by the Ravens right to the final whistle. The girls took on a challenging team from L'Escale in the championship game, ultimately finishing the season in 2nd place, while the boys earned a 3rd place finish against Plantagenet. Mr. Benoit and Mr. Danby would like to thank both teams for their hard work this fall.
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caption 1 (girls): Emily Eikelboom scoring the tying goal against Le Sommet in the semi-final.













caption 2 (boys): Eriq Secchi sends a free kick down the field during action in the 3rd place game.
7-8 Soccer Teams compete in Kemptville
The 7-8 Boy's and Girl's soccer teams competed in a tournament in Kemptville on October 14th. They finished with a combined record of 4 wins and 3 losses. The regular season begins with games on Friday. We would like to wish all our grade 7-8 soccer players success for their season. Go Ravens!


































Senior Boys Football
Congratulations to Mr. Longval and the Senior Boys Football team for the win of 24-0 last week against Tagwi Secondary School.
Senior Girls Basketball
The STA Senior Girls Basketball team opened their first game of the seasonálast week with a win of 33-28 against St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School. We wish Mr. Lafleur and his team continued success throughout the season.
Welcome Back STA
Staff and students welcomed new Gr 7 and 9 students last week with a welcome back bbq. We would like to wish all staff and students good luck for the upcoming school year. Go Ravens!
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