Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Stories from RLC

Zombie Attack!

Several Rosseau Lake College students transformed themselves into zombies for a few hours last Saturday and helped support the Treetops Community Forest fundraising event, “Where the Wild Things Run” race for children in Parry Sound.  Thanks to Community Outreach prefect Reggie Smyth for coordinating our involvement, and a shout-out to Ayah for contributing her talents as a make-up artist!  It was a beautiful fall day and everyone had a great time running around!


Left to Right – Mark Li, David Ting, Rongqi Li, Rachel Ding, Colin Lin, Tina Tang, Cathy Gao and Jennifer Feng


Bamoki Mohammed


David Ting & Mark Li


Rongqi Li and Nan Khamsy

Upcoming Events

Mon. October 17, 2016
Sr. Soccer @ Albert College
Sr. Field Hockey @ Albert College

Wed. October 19, 2016
WE Day 

Thurs. October 20, 2016
University information program in Gravenhurst
McMaster Engineering & Science Olympics

Fri. October 21, 2016
All School Sleep-in 

Sat. October 22, 2016
Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland

Mon. October 24, 2016
Sr. Soccer at PC

Wed. October 26, 2016
Cross Country Running at TCS
Sr. Soccer vs. SJK
Sr. Field Hockey at RC

Thurs. October 27, 2016
AGM (Annual General Meeting) 3:00-3:30 p.m. – everyone welcome 
Grade 11 Rock Climbing Trip (Thursday/Friday)

Thurs. November 3, 2016
Rosseau Nursing Station Flu Clinic 1 p.m. in the RLC Health Centre

Thurs. November 10, 2016
Parent/Teacher Interviews 4-7 p.m.

Community Announcements

Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday, November 10from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. 
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 and your child’s marks will be available at the Main Office in the R. H. Perry Building.
2.  Sign-up forms will be outside of each teacher’s location for parents to book interviews starting at 3:50 p.m.  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-minute time slots. It may not be possible to schedule interviews back-to-back as there will be many parents scheduling interviews.

Jackie Watkinson
Director of Administration


Dear Parents & Guardians,

My name is Jaclyn Sproul, the new Administrative Assistant at Rosseau Lake College and wish to take a moment to introduce myself and say hello.  I am fulfilling the role and responsibilities of Linda Sinasac who has now retired, and I will be your main contact for all student transportation inquiries.  I’m enthusiastic about joining the RLC team and genuinely look forward to meeting everyone in person.

Please note there has been a revision made to the bus stop at Sherway Gardens.  Due to recent construction and development in this area, we will NO longer be able to pick up/drop off at the Toys “R” Us location.  The new Sherway Gardens bus stop will be at McDonald’s (25 The West Mall, Etobicoke) located in the Home Depot parking lot.

My email address is, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Kindest Regards,
Jaclyn Sproul

Long Weekend Information

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Thursday, October 10th, and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 4:00p.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, October 14th 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


Influenza Immunization Clinic

On November 3, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. the Rosseau Nursing Station will be providing a free Influenza Immunization Clinic at the RLC Health Centre.
All staff and students are welcome.
Included is a consent form which should be filled out and returned before Nov 3, 2016 to Mr. Shaun Beaulne by Fax: 705-732-6319 or email:
Thank you.
Mr. Shaun Beaulne
Health Services Lead


Political Spectrum in Action

The Grade 12 English class has been highly engaged by the current American Election and the two larger-than-life personalities of the candidates. As our study of persuasive devices and bias in the media has deepened, each student has learned how to analyze and categorize rhetorical techniques, to better understand the techniques involved in swinging voters, either to a left or right-wing political perspective. In the photo below, the students are deciding which articles from the four major newspapers in Ontario (Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun) are left or right-wing slanted. 

These discerning skills will most definitely help the Grade 12’s achieve high marks in their upcoming oral communication projects. Each student has been given the choice of a personalized presentation on a political issue of their choice: to write and deliver a speech, design a visual talk, or take part in a debate, appealing to a specific audience to side with them.

Eric Daigle
Senior English
Academic Lead 



David Ye and Griffin Lang


Co-curricular Report


Cross Country Team

On Thursday, October 13, the cross country team was in action at Little Lake Park in Midland. The race was on a beautiful loop course with a view of Little Lake, and — to the runners’ delight — was relatively flat (this was their first, and only, flat race course all year!) Highlights for RLC came from Carter, who ran a strong race to place 30th in the midget boys’ division; Regina, who ran another well-paced negative split in the senior girls’ race; and the senior boys’ duo of Ray and Atsushi, who once again duked it out and finished 44th and 47th, respectively. The team gets a break from racing this week, but most members will be gearing up for the CISAA Championships in Port Hope on October 26.



Field Hockey

The varsity field hockey travelled to Toronto last Wednesday to play the Toronto Montessori School.  We were a bit surprised to discover upon our arrival that our game was to be played on a turf field, but were excited to have the opportunity to play there!  The game was a good one, and we came out strong and were able to keep our opponents out of our end for most of the game.  An amazing hard shot from Aurora scored the only goal of the game, giving us a 1 – 0 win, and earning Jaden another shut-out!

On Monday, we travelled to Albert College to play our toughest opponents.  The game was well played by both teams, with a lot of excellent passing and shooting by both teams.  Melizza scored our only goal of the game, but in spite of a strong effort in the final minutes, we were unable to match the two goals scored by Albert College and lost 2 – 1.  
Our final game of the regular season will be played next Wednesday, October 26th at Ridley College in St. Catharines.




Muskoka Mud Run

On Friday, October 14, the grade 7/8 class travelled to Bracebridge to compete in the Muskoka Mud Run. The Mud Run draws more than 1000 participants in grades 3-8 from the local area and beyond. While some students choose to race it competitively, many enjoy it for its namesake mud. RLC students took both approaches. Half of RLC’s runners placed in the top 50% of their respective races. All runners took advantage of a chilly, but beautiful, fall day to get active and enjoy the 2.5km course around Morrison’s Meadows. Jordyn and Abbey led the way for RLC in terms of muddiness, both making sure the race lived up to its name. All in all, it was a great day of fitness, friendship, and fall colours!



Jordyn Fountain & Abbey Girdner’s muddy legs and feet


Gr. 7 & 8 Mud Run - Nan Khamsy

Nan Khamsy


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 16

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

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

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