This photo is of two very special citizens of Bishop Grandin who also happen to be friends. Their good works and leadership of our school combined with their ambitious plans for the future have been recognized by our school in their nominations for two different national awards. They both are Advanced Placement students who have consistently performed in the top 5% of their Gr. 12 graduating class.
Pictured left: Bishop Grandin High School’s nominee for the Schulich Leader Award: Oladunni Olagundoye (Dunni).
Dunni and her family came to Canada two and half years ago. Ms. Olagundoye has proven to be a stellar leader as a member of both student council and social justice. Dunni is also a key leader on the Yearbook club. Outside of our school, Dunni can be found as a weekly volunteer with the Jesus Loves You Society serving dinner and providing child care for families in crisis. This week, Dunni is completing her eighteenth birthday fundraiser bottle drive for youth. She is raising funds for youth shelters in the city and has approached staff and students to donate their recyclables (she even picks up at your home) to assist her with her goal of 1800 bottles (she surpassed this goal easily ). Last summer, Ms. Olagundoye impressed her supervisors during her medical youth internship because of her thirst for knowledge and her positive nature. It is no surprise that this talented young lady is pursuing a nursing degree next year.
Pictured right: Bishop Grandin High School’s nominee for the Loran Scholars Award: Kaitlyn Tan
Kaitlyn has been a very busy girl since starting high school. She is very active in the Social Justice Club as well as Speech Club. Kaitlyn also assists the Robotics team by volunteering her time to assist with public relations including fundraising for the team. When Kaitlyn realized that she did not know half of the youth in her church and that the youth felt isolated due to language barriers, she reached out to them and the numbers in the church youth group is growing thanks to her determination to include everyone. Kaitlyn is a volunteer visitor at a local hospital and she has a special place in her heart for the elderly, especially those facing the end of life. As Kaitlyn has said, “I want people to know that the community has not forgotten about them. For most patients especially, a sense of community is the final closure that gives them peace.” Kaitlyn plans to start a degree in neuroscience next year. Congratulations to both of these fine citizens of our school.
The snow has finally cleared off the fields and pitches and the Grandin Ghosts spring sports teams are all back in action. So far it looks to be an exciting season with many of our teams already having a win under their belts. We have a fantastic number of students playing for our many spring sports teams: senior girls’ field hockey, junior and senior boys’ soccer, senior girls’ rugby, junior and senior boys’ rugby, and the track team. Please be sure to take in one of the many exciting games being played this spring. Teams’ sports schedules can be accessed through the Calgary Senior High Athletics Association website.
Grad Bulletin Update
Please use this link to pay graduation fees and to purchase banquet tickets: http://www.cssd.ab.ca/parents/fees/online-fee-payment/
On April 14th all grade 12 students were given Graduation Bulletin #3 (see below). Included in the bulletin is a message regarding graduation activities that are NOT sponsored by Bishop Grandin High School . The message reads as follows:
“As always, ”After-Grad” events or “Grad Trips” are not approved or sanctioned by BGHS or the district because of potential issues such as alcohol use, crowd control, transportation, and supervision. Students may not advertise nor plan any such activity on school premises. As safety of our students is our priority, we encourage you to monitor your son’s or daughter’s “After-Grad” plans.”
-There is a group planning a “Grad Trip”. This group is NOT associated with Bishop Grandin High School.
-On May 23 we are hosting our Graduation Dinner and Dance at the BMO Centre Stampede Park from 6-11pm. No other school sponsored activity is planned after the dance. Please know that if your son or daughter is purchasing an “After-Grad” ticket for another function that this function is not in any way associated with Bishop Grandin High School.
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Graduation Bulletin 1 Sept 2015
“DON’T MISS YOUR MEMORIES … BUY THE YEARBOOK NOW – DEADLINE THE END OF APRIL. Pay online or at the business office.
The next session of Parent/Teacher Interviews will occur on Friday April 17th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Our user friendly online booking system allows parents to book ten minute interviews with their son/daughter’s teacher. This system will allow appointment times to be booked by you the parent rather than waiting in line to see teachers. The online booking system opens on Monday March 9, 2015 at 6 am. If you already have an account, you do not need to register again. If you do not have an account, please follow the instructions below. If you do not have access to a computer, or are having difficulty with these instructions, please do not hesitate to call the school where we will be pleased to help you.
How to Register and Book Your Parent/Teacher Interviews Online
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This year was another successful year for our wrestling team. It was a season of growth and success for all students that resulted in six medals for the team! On Friday night, in our own gym, Shaenia MacIsaac, John Marc Nicolet and Ryan Pletch climbed to the top of the podium with gold medals. Regan Walton and Daniel Gutierrez fought tough battles for silver and Connor Fraser along with Tyler Stanley topped off the medal haul with bronze medals. Other top five finishers were Leah Koutroumanos, Ramil Kamilov, Monica Ottenbreit, Leonardo Delapena and Rodrigo Perez. The evening medal presentation was made even more special by the presence of Olympic Gold medalist Carol Huynh, who assisted with the medal presentations and then graciously posed for a picture with our team.
All of these wrestlers will be competing in the Provincial Wrestling Championship the weekend of March 14 in High River. Many thanks to Coaches Buteau, Cameron, Cumming, Weisensel, MacIsaac and Fraser who devoted endless hours to the training of these athletes. Good luck at provincials!
Kristen Idnay, Ms. Miller, Zajira Dujali & Paul Martin (missing Willkommen Llamado)
The Rogers Youth Empowerment program gives away $10,000.00 worth of scholarships every year. Four very deserving students from Bishop Grandin High School will be awarded scholarships: Paul Martin ($2,500) Zajira Dujali ($2,500) Willkommen Llamado ($1,000) and Kristen Idnay ($1,000). Each year The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth recognizes the achievements of some of our most inspiring immigrant youth from secondary schools from the Calgary Board of Education and the Calgary Catholic School District. This award ceremony is a special opportunity for students, families, school staff, school system representatives, program partners and scholarship donors to share in the courage, commitment and personal success of our amazing youth. Congratulations students!