Celebrating Student Success
St. Helena celebrates the success of our junior high students at the end of the school year. St. Helena is also please to recognize recipients for the following:
Outstanding Work Habits
For each progress report teachers make assessments of each student’s behaviour in the following areas: Citizenship, Course Work, Organization, and Engagement. Teachers consider a student’s behaviour in all four work habit areas when determining ONE of the four overall marks as they appear on the rubric. A four level scale is used with a “four” being the highest.
We will be recognizing those students who have earned all 3 and 4s on the scale. Recipients of this award are often or consistently demonstrating behaviours that support and promote their learning and their participation in their classes, with their peers and in our school community.
Students are recognized for their academic achievement with a certificate for honour roll for having a combined average of 79.5% or above in all subjects. The students do not have a mark below 70% and all their work habits are either 3 or 4.
*Honour Roll is based on all grades that have been submitted on June 12 – prior to final exams.
Highest Academic Grade 9 Ivan J. McManus Award
For the past number of years the Alberta Teacher’s Association has rewarded the top academic Grade 9 student in each school with $100 scholarship. Ivan McManus was an educator with the Calgary Catholic School District who had a sense of humor, a spirit of optimism, and a strong dedication to the students he taught. The certificate and cheque will be mailed directly to the recipient’s home.
*This award is based on grades that have been submitted on June 12 – prior to final exams.
Highest Achievement Grade in Each Subject
A certificate will be given to the student achieving the highest standing in each subject area for each grade
Grade 7 (Lang Arts, Math, Science, Social, Religion, French, Phys. Ed (Female), Phys. Ed (Male), Band, Drama, Art, Sports Performance, Hockey)
Grade 8 (Lang Arts, Math, Science, Social, Religion, French, Phys. Ed (Female), Phys. Ed (Male), Band, Drama, Art, Sports Performance, Hockey & CTS)
Grade 9 Lang Arts, Math, Science, Social, Religion, French, Phys. Ed (Female), Phys. Ed (Male), Band, Drama, Art, Sports Performance, Hockey & CTS)
*These awards are based on grades that were submitted on June 12 – prior to final exams.
Hockey Skills Awards
All students participating in the Hockey Canada Skills Academy are considered for awards in three different areas:
- Most Improved
Student Improvement Award
This award is given to a student in each grade level who has shown a great deal of improvement in grades, attitude, and work ethic. This kind of improvement takes a great deal of hard work and commitment on the part of the student.
At St. Helena School, there is a very strong emphasis on the education of the whole individual. The awards below celebrate and recognize the special talents, skills, and commitment of the students in the areas
This award recognizes a single junior high art student who has excelled in the pursuit of artistic achievement in the visual arts. The recipient of this award has created an outstanding body of work that displays exceptional skill and has also demonstrated a willingness to explore new media and image development.
This award recognizes a junior high student who excels in the area of Dramatic Arts. The recipient of this award is a student who shows high levels of respect for their learning and leadership towards his peers while also exhibiting a true knack for the craft.
This award is open to every student in band. For a student to be considered they must display dedication towards attendance be one of the best players in the band and must be a leader in the ensemble. Their leadership can be purely musical, leadership that strengthens Esprit de corps or leadership that strengthens the community of caring that exists in the St. Helena band room.
This award is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding writing ability. They use their imagination and creativity to develop stories that engage the reader.
This award is given to a male and female student from each grade. Students who receive this award exhibit the following:
- Team work
- Work ethic
- Ambassadorship – good representative of the sport, and of the School
- Respect for coach, teammates, opponents and officials
School Spirit Award
This award recognizes outstanding contribution and commitment to building the character of our school community.
Kevin Gonzalez Memorial ELL Award
This award recognizes a student who has shown great improvement in English language skills and is an inspiration for all students in demeanor, determination, and joy of life.
Catholic Community of Caring Awards
This award is given to one student from each homeroom. The students who receive this award consistently demonstrate the following attributes:
- Display a caring attitude to all students and staff
- Demonstrates respect to self, fellow students and staff daily
- Is trustworthy
- Recognizes St. Helena as a community
- Engages in faith development
- Demonstrates a responsible attitude towards school
- Demonstrates care and concern for family
- Participates willingly in Catholic Community of Caring projects
The students receiving this award show strong initiative towards caring for the environment and set an example for their fellow peers through St. Helena’s paper recycling program.
Knights of Columbus Awards
1.Knights of Columbus Faith Discipleship Award
The student has demonstrated faith development, service, volunteering in church and school community of caring
2.Knights of Columbus Community Service Award
The student has demonstrated outstanding service to our school’s community of caring.
Outstanding Student Award (Male & Female)
This certificate is given to a male and female student who has demonstrated a positive attitude, a consistent use of talents and abilities, and participation and leadership is school community activities. Students are chosen based on the following categories:
Displays a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards fellow students, staff, academics, and activities
- Is cooperative with fellow staff and students
- Demonstrates an awareness of others’ feelings and encourages others.
- Accepts responsibility
- Goes above and beyond what is expected
- Achievement grades and work habits are consistent with ability and potential
- Works to promote school spirit
- Offers to assist in organizing and carrying out school functions
- Displays a positive attitude towards academics and school activities
- Participates or assists in a variety of school activities
Student Volunteer Award
The student volunteer certificate is given to a student or students in recognition of his/ her contribution to the St. Helena school community. They have contributed or are still contributing to the development of the community by giving their volunteer time to a number of events. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty and have provided exemplary service as volunteers.