Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Stories from RLC


Grade 10 Drama

The Grade 10 Drama class, participated in the Canadian Improv Games that was hosted at Gravenhurst High School. The students in the class have each shared their experiences in the Canadian Improv Games. 

By Matthew Neretlis

Every year the CIG (Canadian Improv Games) hosts a wide variety of improv events across Canada and on Tuesday, November 15 the grade ten drama class was invited to join in on a day of workshops and a performance by local improv teams. The teams initially performed two rounds of a randomly selected category. In the second half of the show, the RLC students were welcomed to accompany the improv groups on stage to play fun drama games which gave the students a new and different learning experience. Personally, my favourite part of the day was the welcoming feeling that both GHS and CIG gave us when we arrived. The staff were very helpful and directed us to where we had to be and made us comfortable with the other improv groups.



By Raven Swanson

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016, The Rosseau Lake College drama class went to Gravenhurst high to participate in the Ex Games. The first workshop we went to was “offers”. We were taught how to accept offers and how not to stop the scene, ways we did this were using phrases including, “yes, let’s”, “yes, and”, and “no, but”. We played several games that helped us accept the offer and others that helped us decline but also give a new option. The second workshop we went to was called stories, in stories we learned how to be narrators. We played several games like one where we pretended to read from a random book of our choice, depending on our own choice of the genre we were read it with the appropriate accent and tone of voice. Another game, we were put into pairs of two and separated into A and B. We were given a topic, A’s were told to start telling a story and B’s were to say yes or no if it made sense. The point of this game was to get a better understanding of how to capture your audience.



By Ayah Jaghoub

Before the Ex Games, all of the school performers drew out a number from a box, once the first half of the games were over, our number was called randomly, and we had to go on stage to play one of 5 games. The game I was in was called Word Machine, where we were given a scenario and we had to make an improv scene with that scenario, and once the actor had a block, we would tap Jeff (a volunteer) on the shoulder and he would give us a random word from the dictionary and we would have to work with that chosen word and incorporate it in our scene. This created a fun twist to help actors out when they have a block or when they wanted to add something different. While playing this game, I was the mother of crazy children, while the father had a secret family that I didn’t know of, and the plot twist was, my kids were sane, I was the crazy one. Some things I learned, is to listen, allow the scene to grow and come in when I need to, and keep the energy consistent when I needed to, and let it go down when I should. Overall, this was an incredible experience and I felt very positive during and after, my energy was up and I felt like it was a comfortable yet fun environment.


Upcoming Events

Monday, November 21st, 2016
Fall Athletic Awards 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Jr. Basketball vs. SJK at Muskoka Woods
Canadian Senior & Intermediate Math Contest

Friday, November 25th, 2016
Student for a Day
Alumni Career Mentoring Day

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Sr. Volleyball vs. ALB

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
Graduation Photos and Retakes

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Jr. Basketball vs. ALB
Sr. Volleyball at TYS

Friday, December 9th, 2016
All student Sleep in (1 hour)

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Board Meeting

Friday, December 16th, 2016
All students depart for Christmas Holiday at 12:30 p.m.


Community Announcements

Transportation Information for Christmas Holidays

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Friday, December 16, 2016 and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 12:30 p.m.

These times are approximate and dependent on traffic and weather:

The bus will depart from RLC at 12:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 2:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 2:30 p.m.
– Arriving at York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 3:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at approximately 4:00 p.m.

For the return trip on Monday, January 2, 2017 the bus will depart Sherway Gardens at 6:30 p.m.

Departing – Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at 6:30 p.m.
– York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
– Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
– RLC at approximately 9:30 – 9:45 p.m.

Students who are not using school transportation must return to the school by 9:30 p.m.

Please complete our new and improved Transportation Form – Transportation Form

Mrs. Jaclyn Sproul
Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator


Weather Transportation Policy 

During the winter months, the weather in Parry Sound/Muskoka is unpredictable and we can soon expect the unexpected in terms of inclement weather.   No doubt the inclement weather, when it comes will adversely affect the schedule at RLC.

Transportation Cancellation

Student safety is of the utmost importance and we can expect plenty of weather-related cancellations during the upcoming winter months. 
When the weather is poor and road conditions are deemed, or are anticipated to be unsafe, the local school board will make a call to cancel transportation.  If this occurs Rosseau Lake College will follow and cancel all RLC transportation to and from the school.  On mornings when this occurs the school will be notified between 6 –  6:30 am. 

Academic Schedule on Weather Days

On days when transportation is cancelled day students are welcome to come to school, but must find their own form of transportation to do so.  Classes will continue, but the schedule will be delayed by one hour.  Boarding students will have a sleep in and the day will start with morning assembly at 9:30 am. 
Students who are not able to attend classes are encouraged to come to school (if safe to do so), or join a class using Google hangout/Skype.  All teachers use technology – specifically Google Classroom and will post class activities, individual tasks, and homework for all students.  Teachers will use professional judgement and will postpone activities or assessments that require the physical presence of students.
In terms of homework or assignment submission on days when transportation has been cancelled, students can expect to submit this work electronically, unless the teacher has made a professional decision to postpone or move the due date.  Students are always encouraged to communicate with their teachers for specific instruction, but they should not assume a due date has been cancelled.

Transportation Cancellation Notification

The cancellation of RLC student transportation will be communicated via social media –  RLC Facebook or Twitter.  This task will be completed as soon as notification occurs between 6 – 7 am. 
Follow us by clicking on Rosseau Lake Facebook or Rosseau Lake Twitter


Please contact Jaclyn Sproul in the administration office for any questions regarding this policy.





Co-curricular Report


Fall Sports Award Winners


cross country running award winners picture

Cross Country Running Award Winners: From left to right.
Most Valuable Player:  Raymond Smyth
Coach’s Award:  Atsushi Hamano
Most Improved Player:  Rongqi Li, 
Jr. Most Valuable Player:  Carter Corbett
Coach – Ms. Jessica Sheppard


varsity soccer award winners picture

Varsity Soccer Award Winners: From left to right.
Most Improved Player:  Mohamed Tavalloev
Coach’s Award & Athletic Letter:  Reginald Smyth
Patricio Campbell Jr. Most Valuable Player:  Connor Gan
Thomas McKean Memorial Award Most Valuable Player:  Liam Spencer
Jr. Most Improved Player:  Ryan Smyth
Coach – Ms. Briar Manning

Field Hockey award winners picture

Varsity Field Hockey Award Winners: From left to right.
Melissa St. Germaine Player of the Year and Athletic Letter – Taylor Thomson
Most Valuable Player and Athletic Letter – Melizza ClaydenTabobondung
Coach’s Award – Meaghan Tabobondung
Most Improved Player – Jaden Smith
Jr. Most Improved Player – Raven Swanson
Jr. Coach’s Award – Nan Khamsy
Jr. Most Valuable Player – Avery Hall
Athletic Letter – Aurora Corbett
Coach – Mrs. Cathy Christopher


2016/17 School Calendar

Sept Tues 6 Registration/Welcome Day – All students 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  Wed 7 Classes begin (Semester 1)
Oct Thurs 6 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 7-10 Scheduled Weekend (Thanksgiving)
  Mon 10 Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm
  Tues 11 Classes resume
Nov Thurs 10 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 11-14

Scheduled Weekend

  Mon 14

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 15

Classes resume

Dec Fri 2

Graduation Photo and Retake Day

  Fri 9

Arts Festival




Christmas Holiday – Students depart at 12:30 pm

Jan Mon 2

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 3

Classes resume

Feb  Thurs 16 

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 17-20

Scheduled Weekend (Family Day Holiday)

  Mon 20

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 21

Classes resume

  Sat 25

Winter Carnival

Mar Thurs 9

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Sun 10-26

March Break

  Sun 26

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Mon 27

Classes resume

Apr Thurs 13

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 14-17

Scheduled Weekend (Easter Holiday)

  Mon 17

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 18

Classes resume

  Fri 22

Spring Arts Festival

May Thurs 18

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 19-22

Scheduled Weekend (Victoria Day)

  Mon 22

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 23

Classes resume

Jun Sat 17 

Closing Day Ceremony 11:00 am