School News & Announcements

Grade 7/8 Athletic Awards

posted Jun 21, 2020, 6:46 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 9:09 AM ]

The 2019-2020 Grade 7/8 Athletic Awards premieres on YouTube at noon on Wednesday, June 24th, 2020.  Please click on the link provided to watch. If you are having trouble viewing or logging on, please try logging on as a guest or from your personal account.
Congratulations to all of our winners and all the athletes who participated in these events!

St Mark YEARBOOK Signing and Purchasing Information

posted Jun 1, 2020, 6:46 PM by Tracy Murray

Good news! Yearbook signing IS NOT canceled!

Only a few St Mark CHS Yearbooks available for purchase - buy a yearbook online


We are excited to announce that the St Mark CHS yearbook signing tradition is alive and it’s fully digital to suit our socially distanced students. 

Jostens has just launched a new platform, Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, that gives every student in our school the chance to create virtual signing pages, invite their friends to leave messages, and print out the final pages to keep with the yearbook as a permanent keepsake. This is free for every student whether they purchased a yearbook or not.

Share the link below with your student so they can get started with their yearbook signing.

Student Locker Update

posted May 21, 2020, 1:59 PM by Tracy Murray   [ updated May 21, 2020, 2:06 PM ]

We are currently in the process of developing a protocol that will ensure the safe entry in the school by students to clean out their lockers and return textbooks. 
Further information regarding this protocol will be shared with you likely next week. We hope to begin the process of student entry at the beginning of June. We anticipate that this process will take several weeks.

2020 St Mark Craft Fair

posted May 20, 2020, 10:37 AM by Debbie Findlay

The difficult decision has been made to cancel our 2020 St. Mark Craft Fair.  Given the uncertainty of what will be allowed at that time, we are not going to risk spending many hours organizing the show only to have it cancelled.  Thank you for your support and understanding.

Ministry News - May 1

posted May 4, 2020, 6:14 AM by Tracy Murray

Please see the attached link for Ministry News.

Update on Graduation Ceremony

posted May 1, 2020, 12:39 PM by School Websites

Please see Director of Education Denise Andre's 
letter to the graduating class of 2020 regarding the status of this year's graduation ceremonies.

Virtual Reach Out Video from our Student Mental Health Team Leaders

posted Apr 30, 2020, 2:36 PM by Tracy Murray

Please take a moment to watch the virtual reach out video prepared by our Mental Health team leaders-we think they did a fantastic job!

Summer School Registrations for students going into Grades 10, 11 or 12:

posted Apr 23, 2020, 5:13 AM by Tracy Murray   [ updated May 7, 2020, 9:04 AM ]

To register for one summer school reach ahead course with the Ottawa Catholic School Board (Online or In-Class), students/parents will be required to complete this registration form.  
Please note:  If in-class summer school cannot take place, distance learning will be utilized by the summer school teacher. The OCDSB has not yet released their summer school information.  Please refer to the website at a later date if interested in immersion civics/careers or other courses.
Elearning options available with OCSB:
GLC2O/CHV2O-Grade 10 Civics and Careers (for non-immersion students)
ENG3U - Grade 11 English - University Level
ENG3C - Grade 11 English - College Level
HRT3M - Grade 11 World Religions
GWL3O - Grade 11 Designing Your Future
ENG4U - Grade 12 English - University Level
ENG4C - Grade 12 English - College Level
OLC4O - Grade 12 Ontario Literacy Course

OCDSB eLearn Summer School
The OCDSB has released their summer school information and any courses offered will be taken through eLearning only.  Students going into grade 10 and interested in taking French Immersion Civics/Careers, must complete this registration form.  Students wanting to take English grade 11 or 12, or Civics/Careers (in english) can take these eLearn courses through our board and must complete this form.  Students can view both forms for other course offerings available. 

Open Access to Pearson Learning Resources

posted Mar 26, 2020, 8:23 AM by Tracy Murray

I'm pleased to let you know that Pearson recently opened complimentary access to over 70 digital learning resources and will continue to add more each week.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or guardian, you’re likely grappling with how to help students continue learning at home during these unprecedented times. As Canada’s learning company, Pearson can help.


You now have open access to over 70 of our most widely-used digital learning resources at


Which resources can you access?

Through Kivuto’s Texidium platform and eReader, families can access digital versions of over 70 curriculum-based elementary and secondary textbooks. These resources cover curriculum areas, including literacy, math, science, French as a second language, and social studies.


How long will the resources be available?

We’ll provide open access to these resources until May 25, 2020.


With this support, your family now has access to the same high quality, trusted resources that are used in classrooms across Canada every day to support student learning.

As always, please reach out if I can be of further assistance. Also, feel free to share with your colleagues.


From everyone at Pearson Canada, we hope you stay safe and healthy. 

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