Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. An information package was mailed to all registered students. You should receive this package by August 22nd. Please click on the link below for our August newsletter and the course change request form.
AUGUST NEWSLETTER 2014-2015
Course change request form 2014-15.docx
Note: The In-province post-secondary fair is on October 28th not September 28th. We have modified our calendar accordingly.
The school will be closed from June 27th at noon until August 12th. We will be booking registration appts. at that time therefore please call us at 403-500-2047 ext. 342. We wish you a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing everyone in September.
This summer, 10 Bishop Grandin students will be part of a group of Calgary Catholic students making a special pilgrimage to Europe on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy and the Liberation of France. They will be studying Canada’s military contributions in the XX and XXI centuries in a new summer school course called military history 15. They will be visiting sites where Canadians fought and sacrificed in the Netherlands, Belgium, and France. We wish the following students an excellent trip: Lorenz Big Plume, Marissa Fluker, Annalisa Job, Gloria Job, Ximena Mejia, Dana Patterson, Jordan Poliwczuk, Tyler Schroeder, Julia Tebbe, & Jaclyn Watson.
Last Friday, June 6th, the Bishop Grandin Robotics team met with Brian Pincott, who is a city councillor. Although the season was over, a lot of the team members showed up and got the robot ready. We were all very excited to show our team spirit and thank the man who donated the white Stampede hats we use to represent not only our school, but also our city.
Mr. Pincott was also very delighted to meet with the team and was able to chat with us about the recent competitions we’ve been in. And he even drove Spooky around the band room! We only had an hour with the busy man, but it was an hour well spent! Our team is very grateful to all our sponsors, who support our team and keep us going. Knowing that others see value in our little team and what we do, we become even more motivated to keep working hard. Once again, thank you for coming to visit us, Mr. Councillor, and we hope we have inspired you as much as you’ve inspired us.
Please be advised that our grade 12 awards night has been changed from June 25th to June 24th.
Please see attached letter from The City of Calgary, Transportation Department. Once again, the students at Bishop Grandin High School are being recognized for their exemplary behavior and positive attitudes. Way to go students!
Letter of commendation from Calgary Transit
Congratulations to Carolina Alongi who came in 5th for high jump at the provincial track & field meet.
June 4th has proven to be a great day to be a Ghost with three of our spring teams bringing home City Championship Banners!
First, our Senior Girls’ field hockey team, led by Coach Vryenhoek and Coach Thodas, won the Division III Gold Medal match at the University of Calgary by beating James Fowler by a 2-1 margin. Both teams played so hard and after regulation time it was tied 1-1. The teams took a quick break and started overtime play. Even through all the nervousness our girls were determined to continue to play hard and finish strong. It did not take long for our Grandin Ghosts to net the first goal in OT and claim the title as City Champions! This is the first Field Hockey City Championship Banner in Bishop Grandin’s history. Congratulations ladies!
This was soon followed by a second gold medal won by our Senior Boys’ Soccer team! The team played a truly inspired game against Western Canada . It was a tough and gritty match, but the team remained focused and determined into the final minutes of the game to capture the Division I City Championship with a final score of 1-0. Congratulations go out to Coach Robichaud and Coach Joines and the whole team for a very entertaining season of soccer. This was also the second gold medal in a row for these young men. We wish them luck as they move on to new adventures.
Finally, our Junior Boys’ Soccer team, led by coaches Bieche & Kal Tighle ( Grandin Soccer Alumni) capped off a perfect day with a gold medal in the Division II Final. After leading the game for the first half, James Fowler tied the game early in the second half, but the boys continued to play with tremendous spirit through two periods of overtime and eventually won in penalty kicks. The team put on an exciting show for the fans at Glenmore and we look forward to seeing what this fine group of young athletes will accomplish next year on soccer pitch!