This week, Cards Athletics was in for the perfect treat. Sports broadcaster Adnan Virk joined them for a Zoom presentation.
Virk who is a Canadian, lives in the US and currently works for DAZN, a multi streaming platform new to the North American market and is featured on the MLB or Major League Baseball network.
He has previously worked at EPSN, TSN, The Score and Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment covering the Raptors and the Leafs.
Adnan has covered sports like baseball, football, hockey, boxing and basketball but he is also passionate about film and reading.
Virk joined three physical education classes to insights on perseverance. He gave advice on following your dreams all the while recognizing your insecurities. He also reminded students that faith, family and friends can get them through anything life throws at them.
St. Charles College student finds new transportation to get him to and from school.
Griffin Whorley has been getting creative with his school transportation to and from St. Charles College this week.
The grade ten student’s bus has been cancelled since the onset of school so he has been riding his bike daily.
When the bike suffered a flat this week and required a shop tune-up – the choice was either to walk or find a new alternative.
Griffin is on day two of pedaling his go kart to school.
He dusted it off in the shed earlier this week. It was an old gift from his grandpa from when he was about five years old.
He parks it and locks it at the bike lock-up which is a sight to see.
Not to worry – Griffin does wear a helmet, these pictures were just quick poses before he set off for home after a hard days work.
While students in the secondary panel at St. Charles College are busy doing lots of reading and writing during exam week, many of the elementary students stopped to read for Family Literacy day.
Family Literacy day is held annually on January 27th. The day was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to encourage families to spend twenty minutes per day enjoying reading together.
Students in Mrs. Slywchuk and Mrs. Bock’s classes were especially excited about their novel selections. Even their teachers stopped to model good reading.
According to www.scholastic.ca, one of the main benefits of reading is to develop vocabulary and language skills. Secondly, it allows them to use their imagination.
As well, 76% percent of young readers feel inspired to believe in themselves when they read.
St. Charles College student, Teresa Aiello was recently recognized by the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury, receiving the Outstanding Student award for 2019.
Teresa is the perfect student to receive an acknowledgement by the Learning Disability Association this school year. She has been involved in the LDAS coaching program for five years. She has also been an LDAS Youth Ambassador for the past three years making her a voice for others who live with learning disabilities.
Aiello is seventeen years old now. She attends St. Charles College and is in her graduating year. She is consistently achieving marks in the 80 and 90 range.
Jodi Cunningham is a teacher who has spent several years watching Aiello in her role as a teacher. She believes that Aeillo is an excellent candidate for this award, as she uses her strengths to develop strategies that overcome the challenges of her learning disability.