Sudbury Catholic Schools and the Attendance Counsellors held the annual poster contest in October. In order to engage students from FDK to Grade 12, the poster contest promoted the importance of regular school attendance. It was a huge success with nearly 500 students participating!
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
1st Place: Tyson Kirk – St. Charles College
1st Place: Meah Sauve – St. Paul School
2nd Place: Ariel Groves – Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S
2nd Place: Ciara Hamelin – Pius XII School
3rd Place: Anna Nguyen – St. Charles College C.S.S
3rd place: Peyton Desjardins – St. Charles Chelmsford
First place posters will be reproduced and hung to promote attendance awareness!
The Student Senate at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board has given the gift of warmth this holiday season! The fundraising campaign was spearheaded by the Student Senate, which is comprised of 10 secondary students representing all four secondary schools in the Board.
The group encouraged staff and students to donate clean, gently used coats of all sizes to families in need. Working with Derek Cashmore of Cooper Equipment Rentals, the coats will be donated to the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre and then made available to those in need in our region and in other communities throughout Northern Ontario. The original ask was 100 coats, however the Sudbury Catholic School community surpassed that goal, donating over 150 coats and over 50 winter accessories including hats, scarves and mitts to help families stay warm this Winter.
“The Student Senate members are not just leaders in their schools, but leaders in the greater community,” said Amanda Barry, Teacher Facilitator of the Student Senate. “The students embody the Catholic Graduate Expectations and model stewardship through their actions and their love for others. They have more plans to serve the local community in 2019, so stay tuned!”
“The amount of spirit and compassion exemplified by everyone involved is truly breathtaking,” said Kira Gouchie, Student Trustee and member of the Student Senate. “It was so amazing to see all the students come together for a great cause during the holiday season.”
The Student Senate coat drive ran from November 19 – December 7, 2018. The group is hoping to make the drive an annual fundraiser as part of their Student Senate initiatives.
Cards Customs T-shirt shop is more then just an ordinary elective course for students at St. Charles College. This innovative in school business is flourishing this year with coop students collaborating together with teacher, Gregg Kolodinski to create and design logos for men and women’s apparel for sports, clubs and school spirit swag for many of our schools at Sudbury Catholic District School Board.
Cards Customs established a community partnership with Kevin Roetscher, owner of HMR Branding here in Sudbury, which has opened the eyes of students to the value in learning business skills when they move on to post-secondary or the workplace once graduated.
This has given at risk students in the Open Doors program every opportunity to highlight their hidden talents, to engage in a hands on learning experience and be apart of a school wide project that is growing with interest. Co-op students are using their web design and marketing skills to develop fun and unique apparel, while seeking part time job opportunities.
Student’s testimonials justify the level passion and engagement in this new initiative at St. Charles College with the following statement.
“ My co-op placement in Cards Customs has given me a real hands on learning experience that I need to be able to work in the public sector when I graduate”.-Damian Hanrahan (co-op student)
“ I have so much fun designing my own logos and meeting new people, which is valuable to my future career plans”.-Logan Ranger (co-op student)
“ The best part of Cards Customs is seeing my students engaged and inspiring each other to create something unique and fresh that they can call their own. The teamwork and camaraderie that is shown has given me the passion to make this in school business a success” –Gregg Kolodinski
Calling all future secondary students! See below for when each of our Secondary Schools are hosting open houses this Winter. It’s an opportunity to learn about the programs offered, meet potential teachers and classmates and see what is unique about each school community.
Here is the Open House schedule:
- Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S. – December 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
- St. Benedict C.S.S – January 16, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
- St. Charles College – January 15, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
- Marymount Academy – January 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about individual Open Houses, please contact the school.