Treaty Land Acknowledgement
We would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional meeting grounds, gathering place, and travelling route to the Cree, Saulteaux (So-toe), Blackfoot, Métis, Dene (De-nay) and Nakota Sioux (Sue). We acknowledge all the many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
Greetings to the Ross Sheppard Community! As a second year Principal at Ross Sheppard High School, I am honoured and privileged to work alongside the staff, students, and families. Ross Sheppard High School has built its success by working cooperatively with parents and the community to provide a meaningful educational experience for each of its students. It is through these relationships that the staff at Ross Sheppard are able to help our students successfully navigate high school.
Ross Sheppard High School is a proud community of learners who embrace challenges and celebrates successes in academics, athletics, fine arts, and service. ‘WE ARE SHEP’ represents the pride, tradition, and excellence that is exhibited in our halls on a daily basis. We provide a safe and inclusive environment that focuses on engaged teaching and learning. Ross Sheppard believes that all students can thrive and be successful in an environment that is kind, respectful, and safe. Our key strategies to achieve these successes are held within the terms of RelationShep, ScholarShep, MentorShep, LeaderShep, and PartnerShep. A long-standing tradition that represents our reflective practice is "If better is possible; then good is not enough" as a means to foster growth and success for all.
The Ross Sheppard School community is built upon four key pillars: Academics, Athletics, Fine Arts, and Service. Academic programming is built around the achievement of excellence for all learners while recognizing individual aspirations and abilities. The athletics experience opens the doors for all learners to exemplify the internalization of dedication, loyalty, and citizenship at all times. The fine arts allow learners to explore and appreciate the world around them by encouraging creativity to showcase versatility and adaptability to develop one's own strength and style. Ross Sheppard's motto, Okimawitaw Otatuskewin, Mastery for Service, exemplifies the endless opportunities provided for learners to take the lead. Our learners are challenged to be leaders through service around their school and in the global community.
I want all community members to know that I have an open door policy, and that our focus is on communication that supports next steps. It is our mandate to ensure success for all learners. Through dedicated intervention programming and succession-focused work, we feel that we are supporting students to take on the challenges of their next steps. My goals are to provide leadership that will continue to ensure a collaborative school environment, and differentiated instruction that meets the needs of each student. Educational programming must be made meaningful for the students we serve through the connection of curriculum with previous knowledge and future experiences.
On behalf of Ross Sheppard High School, I am wishing everyone an incredible 2021-2022 school year.
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Loran Scholarship 2022
Do you have strength of character, dedication to serving others in the community and the promise of leadership potential? The LORAN scholar is looking for people who are humble, inquisitive, and thoughtful; who shun the status quo and pursue their own unique paths; who bring others along, will act in the face of injustices, and are inspired to build a better world. The Loran Scholars Foundation
is beginning its search for the 2022 Loran Scholar!
Valued at up to $100,000, the Loran Award includes study at one of 25 partner universities in Canada, a living stipend, funding to access summer experiences in Canada and abroad, mentorship, and participation in a community of supporters and alumni working towards a better country and world. Learn more here
This year, there is a single deadline for all applicants: October 13, 2021 before 8pm ET.
All eligible students
will be welcome to apply by filling out the application, uploading a transcript, and naming a reference. School sponsorship is no longer required. There is no limit to the number of students who may apply from a single school.
If you have any questions, please see Ms. McGowan in Student Services.
Back to School 2021
Please see the following documents as we prepare for a safe and healthy return to the school year:
Ross Sheppard extends congratulations to Justice Mahmud Jamal!
Congratulations to Mahmud Jamal for his nomination to the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Jamal is a graduate of Ross Sheppard High School and is the first person of colour to be recognized for this prestigious and well-deserved recognition. The Ross Sheppard community is extremely proud of Mr. Jamal's contributions to society and his success.
Enterprise - Library Catalogue
Enterprise is program which can be used to access our library catalogue, search books and place them on hold. After a hold is placed, Ross Sheppard's librarian will deliver the book(s) directly to your class. Returns can be done through the library as usual.
Library Hold Instructions:
• Log into SchoolZone
• Click on Apps
• Select Enterprise/Library icon
• Click on Get Started: Log In (You should now see your name at the top.)
• Click on Place Hold (right hand side)
• Ensure your pick-up library states Ross Sheppard
• Click on Place Hold(s) (You should now see that your hold has successfully been placed.)
• Click OK
You can place up to 10 holds at a time.