St. Charles College

Computer Science Education Week at SCDSB

In honour of Computer Science Education Week (Dec 6-12), each day, we will put a special spotlight on 1 amazing staff member whose expertise within the fascinating world of IT and computer science deserve to be celebrated!

Learn more about Computer Science Education Week by checking out the #csedweek website.

MONDAY

Everyone meet David Hempel!

He is one of the wonderful Computer Infrastructure Technicians we have here at SCDSB and believes that “IT can take you anywhere!”

Thanks David for all that you do and more!

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Difference Makers: The Sudbury Catholic District School Board Recognizes This Year’s Winners for the Chairperson’s Award

Collage of three winners

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Chairperson’s Award. All three individuals have demonstrated a strong commitment to Catholic education and to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment focused on ensuring the success of all students.

Nancy Bellemare-Perron is a teacher at Holy Trinity School who has made a true impact on her students. Through her teaching, she has provided students with opportunities to learn and engage in several community initiatives and understand the importance of supporting others in our community. Nancy provides a safe and caring environment for all who enter the classroom and goes out of her way to make students and parents/guardians feel included, engaged and motivated. She embraces innovation in her teaching, and tailors lessons and activities to match learning needs, providing support wherever it is needed for both students and parents/guardians alike.

Megan Murphy is the Principal of St. Albert Learning Centre and the current Remote Learning School. She provides a welcoming environment to all who enter the school and motivates her staff to continue to help students overcome obstacles to reach success – whatever that means for them. She continually promotes other teachers in their endeavors to obtain grants for experiential learning opportunities and supports and encourages teacher innovation that will enhance student learning. Through her recent role of Principal of the Remote Learning School, Megan has also helped facilitate a virtual learning environment that is engaging and focused on student success.

Jennifer Petahtegoose is an Indigenous Language Teacher at St. Charles College. Jennifer embodies the Board’s vision of being leaders in learning and faith completely and is seen as a leader in her school. Jennifer challenges her students to get involved in peaceful initiatives such as water walks and other social justice activities. Through her role, she facilitated the school’s first Indigenous studies student club and instituted the Red Bird drumming program. She provides rich programing through guest speakers with Elders such as Vince Pawis and Chief John Beaucage and is a founding member of the SCDSB Indigenous Education Advisory Committee. She has participated and assisted with the school’s Antioch Retreats and is a regular Extraordinary Minister of Holy Eucharist. Faithful and kind, Jennifer is well respected by the entire St. Charles College community and is selfless in her vocation.

“We are very proud to announce this year’s winners of the Chairperson’s Award. As in past years, we are privileged to be able to honour and recognize three individuals who truly embody our mission and vision as a Board and are seen as difference makers, innovators and trailblazers,” said Michael Bellmore, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Each year, our committee has the tough, but important job of choosing honourees from the numerous applications received. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, we are grateful to all who nominated individuals this year, and we thank our recipients for their continued service and commitment to Catholic education.”

This year’s award winners will be recognized alongside last year’s winners in a special virtual recognition event to be held later this Spring.

We are Thankful for our ECEs and EAs Today and Everyday!

Today, we celebrate and honour our ECEs and EAs in a special way. We are very fortunate at Sudbury Catholic to have many wonderful, caring and supportive Early Childhood Educators and Educational Assistants in our schools. The support and care that they provide our students each and every day in helping them to grow in mind, body and spirit is foundational to their success.  We thank them for their support, their gentle guidance, for inspiring, for helping to create a growth mind set, for helping our students believe in themselves and for all of their contributions to our schools and to our system.  Their expertise and commitment inspires our students to grow and to reach their full potential. You truly are amazing!  

On behalf of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, we thank you for making a difference within the classroom and beyond! 

Celebrating World Teacher Day

Graphics of teachers

On October 5th, we recognize and thank our dedicated and inspiring educators who work tirelessly to support our students in reaching their individual goals. During such unprecedented times our educators have stepped up to ensure that our students continue to receive a quality Catholic education and the supports they need to be successful both in the classroom and in our remote school. Thank you for nurturing their mind, body and spirit through the engaging opportunities that you provide. Last school year when our schools closed due the COVID19, you found ways to connect with them and to continue to support them through various actions such as care pkgs, food programs, social media, the modified graduation celebrations and of course through the various platforms that you were using. We were all so proud of how resilient and creative you were and continue to be. Our students are better because of who their teachers are. Thank you for always going the extra mile for them.

On behalf of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board community, we thank you for putting our students first and helping us to achieve our vision of being leaders in learning and faith. You truly are amazing!

Recognizing our Custodial Staff for National Custodial Worker Appreciation Day!

Photos of Custodians

October 2, 2020 is National Custodial Appreciation Day! It is a day to thank and appreciate each and every member of our custodial team including custodians, assistant custodians, cleaners, BSTs and maintenance staff! We are especially grateful for their efforts in helping us to prepare for our school reopening, and for their ongoing diligence in keeping our schools and buildings clean. Your efforts are helping to keep us all safe.

On behalf of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board community, we are extremely thankful for all that you do. Let us take this opportunity to say thank you!

Sudbury Catholic Students and Staff Participate in National Sweater Day to Combat Climate Change

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Each year on the first Thursday of February, Canadians are asked to turn down their heat and wear sweaters to raise awareness about climate change and energy conservation. Founded by WWF-Canada in 2010, more than a million Canadians have participated in National Sweater Day.

In an effort to combat climate change, Sudbury Catholic Schools participated in this initiative on February 6, 2020. Staff and students at Holy Cross School, St. David School, St. James School, St. Charles College, Marymount Academy, Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S and the Catholic Education Centre brought their warmest sweaters as schools turned down the heat by 1.5 degrees celsius throughout the school day. Though the change in temperature was nominal; collectively, we as a Board made a statement regarding climate change and its impact on our world.
“National Sweater Day gave our staff and students an opportunity to reflect on how rising global temperatures are impacting the planet and how together we can help to reduce climate change by making small changes in our daily live,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “By making a commitment to the planet on National Sweater Day, students and educators better understand the powerful impact that they can have.”

Chairperson’s Award Recipients Selected

Award Winners, Joanne, Maria and Julie stand with Chairperson Michael Bellmore.

The Sudbury
Catholic District School Board is proud to announce the recipients of this
year’s Chairperson’s Award. All three individuals embody the Board’s vision as leaders
in learning and faith. They strive to support their school community in any way
they can and have each helped shape the unique culture present within their
schools. 

Joanne Craig is
an Educational Assistant at St. Charles College. She has worked in the Care and
Development, Life Skills and the Student Success classrooms. Always willing to
help others in need, Joanne demonstrates genuine care and concern for all
students, providing a safe and accepting environment for all. In student
success, Joanne consistently finds a way to relate to students and ensures that
they have the right tools that they need to be successful.  Joanne fully embraces our Catholic values,
donating her own time and resources to help others in need. In addition to
giving back at St. Charles College, Joanne also manages the Victoria’s Quilt
group through the Holy Redeemer Parish with a goal to provide handmade quilts
for those living with cancer.

Julie Denomme is
a teacher at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary Schools. Seen as a
leader within the school, Julie consistently finds ways to support her students
both in the classroom and outside the classroom. She encourages her students to
take risks in their learning and is eager to see their progress. As a program
leader, she has fully embraced the vertical classroom and team-teaching methods
and continually acts as a support system and sounding board. Julie embraces
faith in every aspect of her life, working diligently with the Chaplaincy Lead
and students to prepare music for school masses and is actively involved in the
parish.

Maria
Rothensee is the receptionist at the Catholic Learning Centre. Throughout her        12 years in this position, Maria has
consistently exemplified the Board’s values and vision. As the first ‘face’ and
‘voice’ that visitors see at the Catholic Learning Centre, Maria provides a
welcoming and warm environment for all. She is always willing to lend a helping
hand and is the first to assist in any function that occurs at the Board
office. She always treats each visitor as a special guest and guides them if
needed. Always the first to set out treats and decorations, Maria creates a
caring and genuine environment for all that enter through the doors of the
Catholic Learning Centre. She is a true blessing to our organization. 

“I
am so very proud of the 2019 recipients of the Chairpersons award,” said
Michael Bellmore, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “Sudbury Catholic schools are
blessed to have caring, compassionate and committed staff who exemplify our
mission, vision and values.  These three
professionals have demonstrated through their individual actions an ability to
go above and beyond for their colleagues and the students at Sudbury Catholic
schools.”

This
year’s award winners will be honoured on June 5, 2019 during the Sudbury
Catholic District School Board’s annual Employment Recognition celebration. 

Sudbury Catholic Staff Celebrate Board Wide Wellness Day!

Wellness is the quality or state of being healthy in mind, body and spirit – especially as the result of deliberate effort. It is seen as an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and prolonging life, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.

Sudbury Catholic Schools staff put their wellness first by participating in a Board Wide Wellness Day! Staff were encouraged to complete a wellness activity throughout their work day that would help enhance their mind, body and spirit. From walking to yoga, indulging in a healthy lunch or trying meditation, the possibilities seemed endless!

Great job by all participants!

SCC Teacher to be inducted in Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame

Mike Fabiilli, math teacher and football coach at St. Chares College will have the honour of being inducted into the Greater Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame! Mike was chosen as one of the 10 individuals that will be inducted into the 2018 Class. While serving as football coach, he brought St. Charles College to victory in the City Championship in 2015. He was also presented with the Chairperson’s Award that same year.

Fabiilli was a student at St. Charles College from 1977-1982. He played five years of football for the school winning three City Championships.

In 1982 he went to the University of Ottawa to play for the Gee Gees. As a freshman linebacker, he won the Peter Gorman Trophy for outstanding CIS freshman football player in Canada. He was a conference all-star linebacker for two seasons.

“I’ve been very fortunate to have played with many great teammates and to have coached many talented football players,” said Mike Fabiilli, math teacher at St. Charles College.

Mike Fabiilli will be inducted to the Hall of Fame during the 50th annual Sports Celebrity Dinner on June 13.

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