Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


RLC 50th Anniversary Celebration Invitation

Dear Rosseau Lake College Community,                                               

With excitement, the Future Forward 50 Steering Committee would like to invite you to join us for Rosseau Lake College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on our beautiful lakeside campus.

As a graduate of 1992, I had the privilege of attending the school’s 25th anniversary. It was a fantastic event, and I have never forgotten it.  Twenty-five years later, I am so pleased to be the Chair of a 50th Anniversary Steering Committee made up of alumni, parents, past staff and RLC board members.  We have organized an outstanding celebration, taking place on June 17, 2017, following Rosseau Lake College’s 50th Closing Day Celebration. 

Students, parents, alumni, staff, supporters and community members are invited to join us for a day of reflection and celebrations under a beautiful lighted marquee in the centre of campus.

This semi-formal affair includes:

  • Freshly prepared hors d’oeurves during reception and gourmet plated sit down dinner catered by Crossroads Restaurant
  • Open bar with cocktails & dinner wine
  • Keynote speakers taking the stage, and the Class of 2017 receiving their alumni ties.
  • Live entertainment and music by Two for the Show
  • Complimentary shuttle buses between J.W Marriott The Rosseau in Minett & Rosseau Lake College
  • 50th  Anniversary Celebration cake prepared by the Rosseau Lake College kitchen

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.  For more information on the Future Forward 50 Gala event or to purchase tickets online click here

50th Anniversary books, commemorating the history of the school can also be purchased through the brand new online RLC School Store.  To access the store click here

We are excited to see past headmasters, faculty members, board members, parents and the RLC alumni in June.  The event would obviously not be complete without the current parents, families and students of Rosseau Lake College. Together we can ensure the 50th celebration will be remembered for years to come. 

I look forward to seeing you in June.

John Di Cesare ’92
Chair Rosseau Lake College
50th Steering Committee

Stories from RLC

Port Carling Legion Poster Contest Branch Awards

Congratulations to the winners!

Port Carling Legion Poster Contest

Branch Award Winners:
Intermediate Colour Poster:  1st LanLan Wang, 2nd Tina Tang and 3rd Rongqi Li              
Intermediate Black & White Poster:  1st Noom Khamsy and 2nd Lindsay Wu
Senior Colour Poster:  1st Meaghan Tabobondung, 2nd (Lily Hu – absent from photo) and 3rd Maeve Lynes
Senior Black & White Poster:  1st Rita Zhu, 2nd Raven Swanson and 3rd (George Margeson – absent from photo)  
LanLan, Noom, Meaghan and Rita have moved on to compete in the “Zone Division”.  


Port Carling Legion Poster Contest - Noom Khamsy
Port Carling Legion Poster Contest - Rita Zhu

Zone Award Winners:
Intermediate Black & White Poster:  1st Noom Khamsy
Senior Colour Poster:  1st Meaghan Tabobondung (absent from photo)
Senior Black & White Poster:  1st Rita Zhu
Noom, Meaghan and Rita have moved on to the District Division.

District Award Winners:  
Senior Colour Poster:  1st Meaghan Tabobondung 
Senior Black & White Poster:  1st Rita Zhu
Meaghan and Rita have moved on to the Provincial Division.  We will let you know if they are successful. 



Grade 9 Math:  Direct and Partial Variation

After returning from the Christmas break, the Grade 9 class started a new section in Math.

Students were provided with Styrofoam cups and they were asked to express the height of a bookshelf and the height of a desk in the classroom in terms of the height of a cup.  Students worked in groups of 2 or 3.  They built different structures to represent the height of the given objects with the cups.  When students created the Mathematical model for the exercise, they quickly realized that there were two different models regardless of the shape of their construction.  In one of the models, the relationship between the two variables was directly proportional; in the other model, the relation was not directly proportional. 

After carrying out this exercise, students clearly understood the difference between “Direct Variation” and “Partial Variation”.

Gr. 9 Math - Colin Lin, Parker Tabobondung & Emiliano Garcia Estrada
Gr. 9 Math - Ryan Smyth
Gr. 9 Math - Lindsay Wu, Rongqi Li & Noom Khamsy
Gr. 9 Math - Tina Tang, Harper Girdner & Julie Ma


Co-curricular Report


Sr. Boys Basketball

On Friday afternoon the Senior Boys got the opportunity to travel to Parry Sound for a casual match vs. the Parry Sound High School team. The RLC team showed grit and determination, playing their first game as a squad. Usually, this team would not get the chance to play any games, due to the low numbers of students interested in basketball this year, so it was a positive thing to have them out and playing. Mr. Baxter, who coaches these boys, was impressed with their pride and courage, playing against a team that draws from a large talent pool. These boys will reflect on the game, as a learning experience, and look forward to a possible rematch later in the season.

Community Announcements


Culminating Tasks/Exam Schedule

The Rosseau Lake College Future Forward program promotes a learner-centered environment where every student uses a personal learning profile that informs teachers about individual student interests, learning styles and multiple intelligent preferences. This information provides voice and choice to assessment and evaluation tasks for students to utilize their strengths and learning preferences in their learning.  As RLC moves away from traditional teaching and evaluation practices, towards the facilitation of learning and guiding students to develop essential skills for future learning and careers, you will notice the examination period has changed. Examination writing is an important skill for our students to learn, however, it is not the only method of evaluation.  Culminating tasks may be in the form of an examination or may include a knowledge-based exam in combination with a project, lab, or active-learning task, or may not include an examination at all.  It is imperative for our students to develop several other skills as well, including teamwork, thinking, self-management, networking and communication, information management, learning, and project design. 

Exam Schedule Table

Upcoming Events

Mon. Jan. 16th to Fri. Jan. 20th, 2017
Exams all week

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Snowboarding at Devel’s Glen Country Club
Jr. Basketball at Albert College

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Semester 1 Ends

Monday, January 23rd, 2017
Semester 2 Begins

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Snowboarding at Mount St. Louis
Jr. Basketball at Lakefield College School

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Rowing Fitness Test

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
Jr.Basketball vs. Pickering College at Muskoka Woods

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Snowboarding at Alpine Ski Club
Jr. Basketball vs. Lakefield College School at Muskoka Woods

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Groundhog Day
Nordic at Kawartha Invitational

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Student for a Day – More information below

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Jr. Basketball at Pickering College

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Nordic at Lakefield College School Invitational

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Sr. Volleyball at St. John’s Kilmarnock
Jr. Basketball at St. John’s Kilmarnock

Friday, February 10th, 2017
All student Sleep-In

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Winter Carnival 50th Anniversary Event



Student for a Day

Rosseau Lake College Winter Carnival
Save The Date – Feb 25th

All friends and family of the RLC community are welcome!

The 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. open house features brunch and many outdoor, fun winter activities: Ball Hockey, Log Sawing, Snow Jam Competition, the infamous Polar Dip, and so much more!

For details contact Pam Bissonette at or phone 705-732-4351 ext. 13


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