Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Stories from RLC


1st Semester Honour Roll 

*Indicates High Honours – Over 90% average.
Only students who have an average of 80% or above and have received no “N’s” on their report card are listed below.

Grade 7 – Connor Gan & Abbey Girdner
Grade 8 – Zackary Conn, Jordyn Fountain, Nan Khamsy, *LanLan Wang and Carson Wroe.
Grade 9 – Carter Corbett, Christopher Gan, *Harper Girdner, Avery Hall, Noom Khamsy, *Rongqi Li, Colin Lin, *Julie Ma, Ryan Smyth, Tina Tang, Ryan Umphrey and Lindsay Wu.
Grade 10 – Rachel Ding, Atsushi Hamano, Lily Hu, William Wang and Tommy Wang
Grade 11*Taylor Blair, *Emma Clendenan, *Audrey-Anna Colson, Aurora Corbett, Cathy Gao, Regina Garcia Estrada, Derek Hong, Jordan Howse, Reid Istvan, Tongchen Li, Zheyuan Liu, William Lupton, *Raymond Smyth, Kexin Song, Nicole Wang, Esther Wason, Cassidy Wise, *Kevin Yang, Rita Zhu
Grade 12*J.P. Alloza, *Davee Dai, *Ewan Fargher, *Jennifer Feng, *Cherry Li, D.J. Lynes, *Charlie Qian, Thomas Shaw, Jaden Smith, *Reggie Smyth, Jacob Steckley-Pawis, *Meaghan Tabobondung, Mohamed Tavaloev, Taylor Thomson, David Ting, Reeves Tsang, *Felix Xu and David Ye.

Grade 7 & 8 Over 80%

Grade 7 & 8 students who achieved 80 to 89% in 1st Semester.  Congratulations!

Grade 9 Over 80%

Grade 9 students who achieved 80 to 89% in 1st Semester.  Congratulations!

Grade 10 Over 80%

Grade 10 students who achieved 80 to 89% in 1st Semester.  Congratulations!

Grade 11 Over 80%

Grade 11 students who achieved 80 to 89% in 1st Semester.  Congratulations!

Grade 12 Over 80%

Grade 12 students who achieved 80 to 89% in 1st Semester.  Congratulations!

Grade 7-12 Over 90%

All students from Grades 7-12 who achieved 90% or higher in 1st Semester.  Congratulations!


Co-curricular Report


Junior Basketball

The Jr Boys Basketball Team travelled to Muskoka Woods to play Pickering College last Tuesday. Going in, we knew we could possibly come out with a win and as the start of the game rolled around we came out with energy to put us in the lead quickly. First half highlighted some plays from Christopher Gan with some crossovers and ankle-breaking plays.  However, a couple of fouls at the end of the first half and we were down by 8.  During the second half, we came out with even more energy and Matthew Neretlis scored a whopping 13 points in the game, shooting one three-pointer that miraculously went in the net and some drives to the basket putting in some points. The game ended with Christopher Gan scoring 18 points, Matthew Neretlis scoring 13 points along with a couple of baskets from Parker and Leo.  The team came away with their second win of the season winning 41-31!!

Written by: Christopher Gan
Basketball Picture



Community Announcements



Day Student Parents

This is just a reminder to parents of day students that if your student will be remaining on campus after the regular academic and co-curricular programming of the day, we need to know!  It is important that we are aware of who is here, and how long they will be here so that we can do our part to ensure that they are safe while in our care.  

If you would like your student to stay overnight the night before an early sports departure or another school outing, or following a late return, we also need to know this.  Please send me a message (, ideally a day or two ahead of time, so that we can do our best to make arrangements to accommodate them.  

Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.


Scheduled Long Weekend Information and Travel Form

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Thursday, February 16th and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 4:00 p.m.

These times are approximate and dependent on traffic and weather:

The bus will depart from RLC at 4:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 5:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 6:00 p.m.
– Arriving at York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at approximately 7:30 p.m.

For the return trip on Monday, February 20th 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.

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

Mrs. Jaclyn Sproul
Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator


Weekend Activity to Ottawa

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Rosseau Lake College will be hosting a weekend event to visit Ottawa, ON from February 10th – 12th. At this time Ottawa is celebrating the winter with its annual Winterfest. There are a variety of different things that are happening in the city at this time: ice sculpture contests, snow slides and skating on the canal. There are also a variety of other activities that we are planning on taking part in: doing a walking tour of Ottawa to learn about the history of Canada’s capital city, a ghost walking tour to learn the spookier parts of Ottawa’s past, visiting the Ottawa market, visiting one of the many different museums in the area, and enjoying the many sights of the city. The cost of the trip will be approximately $250.00, depending on the number of students signing up. A sample itinerary is listed below.

If you, or your child, is interested in the trip please let us know as soon as possible and we will send out a final cost and itinerary shortly. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Ms Jacquelyn Bellissimo

Ottawa Weekend Activity
On Duty: Ms Jacquelyn Bellissimo, Ms Savannah Magee and Ms Andrea Shuttleworth

16:00 – Depart
Boxed dinner on the bus.
21:00 – Arrive in Ottawa Check into hotel

8:30 – Wake-up, breakfast at the hotel
9:30 – Depart
10:00 – Walking tour of downtown Ottawa.  Ottawa Walking Tours –
12:00 – Lunch in the Market (student’s expense)
16:00 – Skating on the canal
17:00 – Dinner (Foolish Chicken)
18:00 – Confederation Park Ice Carving Competition (go see the sculptures)
19:00 – Haunted Walk tour

8:30 – Wake-up, breakfast at the hotel
9:30 – Depart
10:00 – Museum of Civilization OR National Gallery of Canada
12:00 – Lunch (Artisan Bakery)
13:30 – Jacques-Cartier Park – Ice slides, ice sculptures, etc.
15:00 – Depart Ottawa
20:00 – Arrive in Rosseau



Upcoming Events


Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
Jr. Basketball at Pickering College – To be rescheduled
Sr. Volleyball – To be rescheduled

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

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

Monday, February 13th, 2017
CISMF Rehearsals

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Sr. Volleyball at Bayview Glen
Jr. Basketball at Bayview Glen

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Nordic Finals
Snowboarding at Craigleith
Sr. Volleyball at Hawthorne

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
All students depart at 4 pm for scheduled long weekend

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Classes resume after scheduled long weekend
Jr. Basketball at Toronto Montessori School

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



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



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

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