Grade 10 and 11 Religion Courses Offered During the January Exam Block

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By , December 11, 2014

Bishop Grandin High School - Grade 10 and 11 Religion Courses Offered During the January Exam Block

STUDENTS: Want to complete a class during the January exam block? Do you have a busy second semester timetable and want to lighten your load next semester or next year? The following courses are open to ALL Bishop Grandin students. The learning is all self – directed and no attendance is taken; however, a teacher is responsible to support the students in these classes by providing academic support and tutoring during a daily regular scheduled time (mornings) at Bishop Grandin.


  1. Religious Studies 15 Online
  2. Religious Studies 15 Print (self–directed courses)
  3. Religious Studies 25 Print (self-directed courses)

 DESCRIPTION:  Accreditation for this 3-credit course is granted by Alberta Education. It follows the Bishop-mandated Alberta Youth Search for Meaning program. Textbook resources will be provided through Bishop Grandin’s textbook rental program.

 DATES:  Tuesday, January 13th – Wednesday, January 28th (no attendance requirements except for tests and final exam)

COST:  $10

REGISTRATION: ActiveNet registration link……

Reach for the Top

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By , December 9, 2014

Reach for the Top December 2014On December 3rd, three teams from Bishop Grandin took part in the Reach for the Top International Languages Celebration at Father Lacombe High School. Following the opening ceremonies, teams of four students competed against other schools in a trivia contest using the program of studies. Two of Grandin’s teams competed in Spanish under the direction of Mr. Vergara and one team competed in French under the direction of Mrs. Doane. Congratulations to those students who represented our school at this cultural and linguistic celebration. FSL team in photo: Adrian Ongteco, Angel Vista, Anna Bettman and Kassie Reyes.

Attendance Incentive

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By , December 9, 2014

Attendance incentive guidelines for students January 2015

Attendance Exemption Form Semester I January 2015 

Bishop Grandin Speech Club News

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By , December 9, 2014

Speech photo December 2014Congratulations to the following students who represented Bishop Grandin at the Rundle College Regional Speech Tournament.  Harielle Nicor, Colin Macgillivray, Veniecia Laylor, Tanya Boettcher, Kate Tan, Dona Job, Riley Cooper and Anna Bettman were wonderful representatives of our school.  Veniecia won a Bronze Medal in the category of Oral Interpretation of Prose.  She and Colin will represent Bishop Grandin at the Provincial Speech Tournament at Strathcona Tweedsmuir School in January.

Ann Zalucky – Grandin Graduate – Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2014

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By , December 8, 2014

Age: 23

Job title: MD/Master of Science Student, University of Calgary; Co-Founder and Co-Director, MicroMalaria Project Ltd.

Why she’s a Top 40:

ZaluckyAnn1Ann Zalucky is pursuing both a master’s degree and a medical doctorate, researching and presenting findings on kidney disease and running the MicroMalaria Project, which she co-founded to help prevent the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. At 23, Ann Zalucky has published papers in medical journals, given speeches at several research conferences, garnered numerous grants and scholarships, founded an organization to combat malaria and is currently working on a master’s and medical doctorate at the University of Calgary.

Considering her accomplishments in medicine, it’s hard to believe there was a time in her second year of university when Zalucky almost majored in the arts. “I wanted to drop out of science and take poetry,” she says. “I was so bogged down, and I didn’t care too much about science.”

The night she was considering switching majors, Zalucky received an e-mail letting her know she’d been accepted for a prestigious summer research scholarship program at the U of C that, it turned out, would reignite her love of science. Continue reading 'Ann Zalucky – Grandin Graduate – Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2014'»

Students Recognized For Contributions To Food Bank

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By , December 4, 2014

Thank you letter from foodbank

Calgary Classic Basketball Scholarship Recipients

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By , December 4, 2014

Congratulations to Morgan Rackel and Paul Gratton who were both honored with a Calgary Basketball Classic Scholarship at the Calgary Basketball Classic Banquet on December 3rd. This is a very prestigious award as only twenty two $1000 scholarships were awarded from a pool of fifty five candidates across Calgary.  The scholarships are awarded based on the following criteria: basketball team involvement, school and community activities, academic commitment and a personal statement from the athlete.   Morgan and Paul are both very deserving of this recognition and are extremely appreciative of the sponsors who make these awards possible. Thanks also to their coaches, Mr. Holowaychuk and Mr. McFarland, for providing them with such excellent basketball experiences!

Diploma Preparation Courses January 2015

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By , December 1, 2014

Please see the following link for information regarding diploma preparation courses held in January of 2015.

Diploma Preparation courses January 2015

Swim City Finals

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By , November 27, 2014

Swim Team November  1 2014

The Bishop Grandin swim team made waves this past week at the CSHSAA Swimming Championship Meet held at the Talisman Center. Over 900 swimmers from across the city descended on the pool and the competition was fierce. Many of Bishop Grandin’s swimmers earned points in their respective events. Finishing in the top 10 were Geremie Mallete (7th in 25 breaststroke), Alex Clarke (6th in 100 IM), Daniel St. Louis (10th in 100 IM),  Josh Billesberger (10th in 50 breaststroke and 10th in 50 fly), Blake McDougall (9th in 50 back), and Marissa Dimmell (3rd in 50 breaststroke). The girls’ relay team, made up of Victoria Cieisielsua, Maddy Misfeldt, Robyn McDougall and April Beaurivage, finished 10th out of 33 schools. Bishop Grandin’s Max Wilcox was our top finisher with a third place finish in the 50 back and a second place finish in the 50 free. All 48 team members are to be congratulated, not only for their dedication throughout the season, but also for their enthusiasm and sportsmanship at the City Championship Meet.  Thanks to our coaches Ms. Doane and Ms. Taylor, for leading this fine group of athletes!

AP Testimonials

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By , November 18, 2014

The tradition and student graduates that manage to balance academic excellence with a high level of involvement in extracurricular activities continues at Bishop Grandin.  Our Advanced Placement program is ever growing as it expands in both the number of students involved, and the number of students writing multiple exams.  In 2014 Bishop Grandin was proud to administer over 180 exams to over 120 students – with a far great number of students in pre-advanced placement courses.  However, our students rarely limit themselves to focusing solely on academics and tend to be busy in all aspects of their lives; participating in clubs, sports, volunteer activities within the school and often part-time work as well.  It is most enlightening to listen the wisdom and experience directly from our alumni and National AP Scholar Katelyn Dimmell, and two AP Scholars with Distinction award winners, Josh Stang and Lance Beltran (Bishop Grandin Graduates, 2014). Continue reading 'AP Testimonials'»

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