This past summer, 10 Bishop Grandin students took part in a new History course in which they toured battlefield sites in Europe. Here is one student’s impressions:
Military History was not just another class that I took over the summer, but rather it was a class that i got to experience. I honestly have no words to describe what I felt as we were walking down Dieppe Beach. I could not wrap my head around the fact that thousands of soldiers were risking their lives for their country just a few feet away from where I was standing. Visiting cemeteries, seeing the headstones of young soldiers, and reading the little poems the families have left for their loved ones as a final goodbye was so heartbreaking, yet so inspirational. All I could do was thank the soldiers for the sacrifices each of them made, because if it was not for them we would not be able to have the life we have today. Being able to be a part of this experience was such an honor and a blessing, and I hope one day more students have the opportunity to take this class, for it is truly an unforgettable experience.
Any students interested in this course for Summer, 2015 should see Mr. Bieche
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
grade 10 & 11 course change request form 2014-2015
Gr. 12 course change request form 2014-2015
Note: The In-province post-secondary fair is on October 28th not September 28th. We have modified our calendar accordingly.
Dear Parents – Fall is a time of new beginnings…school, extra-curricular activities, and, perhaps, for your family, a time to think about your child and the receiving of a sacrament.
BAPTISM – the gateway of the Christian life
We, the Pastoral Team at St. Gerard’s Parish, are here to support your family in any way we can in readying your family/your child for a sacrament.
Don’t ever worry about preparing your child to celebrate a sacrament. You have been doing lots of ‘preparing’ the entire life of the child…you have welcomed the child Continue reading 'A Message from ST. GERARD CATHOLIC PARISH'»
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 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!