Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Stories from RLC


Spring Arts Festival

Please join us at the Annual Spring Arts Festival where RLC students will showcase their many artistic talents! 
Date: Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Location: Muskoka Woods Hanger
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $12.00 per adult (students are free)


The RLC Drama Club is performing High School Election, written by faculty member Mr. Randy Girdner. “High School Election is a classic triumph-over-evil tale, or in this case, super nerd-beats-cool guy. In a school where only the popular vote counts, a few students decide to take election protocol into their own hands.” In addition, there will be musical performances by the RLC Jam Band, Choir and Concert Band plus a stunning selection of our student’s media and visual art will be on display.

the FOOD…

The Culinary Arts Club is working diligently on an exceptional menu for this event.  You will be amazed by the creativity of the fare prepared and served at intermission by RLC students.


Our very dedicated Parent Guild is gathering some amazing items for this year’s silent auction.  Proceeds from the auction will be used to financially support non-capital expenditures that improve student life on campus.  Last year’s proceeds were used to renovate the “Hub”.  This year we are excited to announce the money will be used to build an outdoor classroom and recondition the climbing wall. 

To donate an auction item or purchase tickets please contact Pam Bissonette: and/or call 705-732-4351 ext. 13

Thank you very much for your support of this community event.


Save the date - Spring Arts Festival


Co-curricular Report

The final sports term of the school year has begun (though Clubs will continue to run on Mondays and Thursdays until the April 22 Spring Arts Festival.) Many students have chosen sports that challenge them this term: the rowing and badminton teams get up early to practice, rugby and Ultimate hold rigorous practices despite the sports fields not yet being clear, and the health + fitness group continues to get stronger and fitter in the ‘Dungeon’ gym. A lot of students are trying new sports for the first time this season, and have shown a commitment to the process of learning and improving. That is what the Athletics Program at RLC is all about: we ask our students to be involved in sport in order to empower them and provide them with the opportunity to gain the confidence, skill, adaptability, and well-roundedness to be successful in every arena of life. As we move through the final sports term of the year, we encourage coaches and student-athletes to continue to embrace the following Positive Coaching Alliance principles:

Honouring the ROOTS of the Game: promoting and reinforcing a culture of respect in sport, for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and our selves.
The ELM Tree of Mastery: putting forward one’s best effort while continually learning from inevitable mistakes.
We look forward to another fulfilling season of athletics at RLC. Go Wolves!       

Jessica Sheppard


Community Announcements

2017/2018 Scheduled School Weekends & Holiday Calendar 
(This is next year’s calendar)

Please click here for a PDF copy of the calendar


2017-2018 Scheduled School Weekends and Holiday


Scheduled Long Weekend Information and Travel Form

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Thursday, April 13th, 2017 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 7:30p.m.

For the return trip on Monday, April 17th, 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.

Transportation 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

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Rowing at Trent University

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
University of Waterloo – Euclid Math Contest for Grade 12’s

Friday to Sunday, April 7th-9th, 2017

Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Grade 12 Graduation Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Ultimate Early Bird – Stoney Creek
University of Waterloo – Gr. 9/10/11 Math Contest

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
All students depart at 4:00 p.m. for Scheduled Long Weekend

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Classes resume after long weekend
Day Students depart at 4:00 p.m. 
Parent/Teacher Interviews 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 21st, 2017
All Student sleep-in (1 hour) for Faculty Meeting

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
Spring Arts Festival


RLC Grade 12 Graduates Fundraising Events

A small group of parents from the RLC Grade 12 Graduates, led by Sue Margeson, have organized a series of fundraising events to support the grad party for the leaving class of 2017.  Their goal is to have the best graduation RLC has seen and provide a fabulous send off to life beyond secondary school!

The team has planned a couple of wonderful evenings that will no doubt be loads of fun for everyone.  Please save these dates and plan to attend to have fun and support the 50th graduating class of RLC.  

The second event planned by the parents: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017, from  7 – 10 p.m. – Family Bowling Night and Silent Auction.
Where:  Georgian Lanes Bowling Alley (on Bowes Street in Parry Sound)
Cost:  $20.00 per person (includes bowling and shoe rental)

There will be games, food, cash bar and so much more, please plan to attend.  Transportation arrangements have been made for boarders to participate.  

The parent committee has been approached by many grads and their families offering help to make this the best graduation ever.  Thank you for your interest, but the best way everyone can help/support is by purchasing tickets to either or both of these events!  Also, sponsorships are welcome.  Anyone wanting to sponsor or would like to donate to either one of these auctions, please let us know as soon as possible.  Your generous support is truly appreciated.  Please see the attached sponsorship sheet with the different opportunities available.  Family donations and sponsorships are very welcome as well as corporate (businesses) as well.

If you have any questions or for more information on these events and the various opportunities to support, please do not hesitate to reach out to Sue Margeson directly.  Phone:  249-222-0500 or Cell 519-938-2665  Email: 


Parent/Teacher Interviews – Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Itinerary 

Parent/Teacher Interviews are being offered on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  We have moved away from March Break and hope that this date change will help accommodate more of our families.   
Sign-up begins at 3:50 p.m. 
Snacks and refreshments will be available in the R H Perry Building.

1.  Floor plans of teachers’ designated areas will be available at the Main Office in the R. H. Perry Building. Floor Plan
2.  Sign-up forms will be outside of each teacher’s location for parents/guardians to book interviews.
3.  Interviews are available on a first-come basis and cannot be pre-booked.

Please allow sufficient time to comfortably complete your interviews. They are blocked off in 10-min. timeslots. It may not be possible to schedule interviews back-to-back as there will be many parents scheduling interviews.

Jackie Watkinson
Director of Administration



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
  • 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 12:30 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
Students depart 4:00 pm
Parent/Teacher Interviews 4 – 7 pm

  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