Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, October 26th, 2016

Stories from RLC

Grade 10 Canadian History

The Grade 10 Canadian History class traveled to Gravenhurst to tour the Norman Bethune Historic House!  Bethune is most revered in China for his humanitarian efforts in the Second Sino-Japanese War.  The students looked at the impact Bethune had on Canadian Identity as well as social justice.  The students were also given an opportunity to see many items in the home which are not common in today’s modern homes such as the pump organ which our student, Atsushi Hamano, played beautifully.  
Mr. Nathaniel Smart



Recruitment Fair in Mexico City

The school’s Director of Enrollment, Sharon Magor, attended a two-day recruitment fair in Mexico City Last week. The fair was held at a local school, The American School Foundation, as well as at a local hotel hall.
During the fair, Mr. Magor met with local students and their families, as they were exploring opportunities and possibilities for their children’s education. Most of the children were interested in attending Gr. 8 and had the opportunity to meet with Canadian and American boarding schools in attendance.
During the fair, Mr. Magor was supported tremendously by Ms. Karla Macouzet. Ms. Macouzet is a current Mexican parent, and her son has been attending our school for six years. 
On top of attending the fair, Mr. Magor met with local agents and established relationships that will support enrollment from Mexico for the upcoming academic year.
In the pictures below you can see Mr. Magor and Ms. Macouzet at the fair, our school’s booth on the American School grounds, decorations for the upcoming “Dia de Los Muertos” (Day of the dead).

Ms. Karla Macouzet & Mr. Sharon Magor


RLC Booth on the American School Grounds


Dia de Los Muertos – Day of the Dead

Upcoming Events

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)
Fright Night at RLC

Mon. October 31, 2016
Halloween Costume Day

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

Mon. November 7, 2016
Fall Athletic Awards 12:30 p.m.

Tues. November 8, 2016
Day students depart at 4:00 p.m.

Thurs. November 10, 2016
All students depart at 4 p.m. for Long Weekend
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


Grade 11 Outdoor Education Class

The grade 11 Outdoor Education Class were honing their skills today on the wall before heading out on trip this Thursday.  Great teamwork can be seen in the following picture where Reid is coaching Xela (a new student to the school) on how to use the holds, and her legs instead of her arms to reach the bell at the top of the wall.  They both did a great job.  Xela reached the top, with a little help from her peers.  Great job belaying, Ray and Jordan.  Audrey-Anna encouraged and coached from the ground while keeping an eye on the belay team for safe practice.  Go Team Work!  We are excited about reaching a new level of adventure on our trip to Rattlesnake Point this Thursday.  More pictures to follow.



WE Day

Last week, the RLC Student Council along with some up and coming RLC student leaders, travelled down to Toronto to celebrate WE Day. It was an inspiring and fun day, packed full of musical guests and stories of exceptional leadership, resilience when faced with adversity, and ways people around the country are helping others. RLC students left with a feeling of empowerment and many exciting ideas of how they too can make a difference for their community and even for those in need around the globe.
Briar Manning


Co-curricular Report


Sr. Varsity Soccer

We started our soccer season with enthusiasm and motivation for improvement. Although the preponderance of our team lacked experience in the sport, we refused to let that slow us down. Each practice was met with inexhaustible energy which, with the management of Ms. Manning, molded a team of endurance. The season started out slower than expected for us, however, in the last game we played against Pickering College, we saw the fruition of all our efforts. We expect big things from ourselves as a team and in the up and coming game against S.J.K. 
Reggie Smyth
Team Captain



Heroes of the Haunt

This past Saturday RLC students braved the cold, crowds, and creatures as they navigated Wonderland’s terrifying Halloween Haunt.  From September through October, Canada’s Wonderland plays host to hundreds of monsters and freaks in the hopes of scaring a slew of willing victims.

Thirty-five of RLC’s most courageous students opted to spend their Saturday night in the park to face off against these terrors, and, thankfully, all survived to tell the tale! It proved to be a fantastic evening of student bonding as they challenged themselves to face their fears, whether that was tentatively travelling through a haunted house or thundering through the sky on the winding Leviathan. This event was just a practice run though for RLC’s very own Fright Night later this week.

Erin Storosko


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