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Sudbury Catholic Schools Appoints Second Student Trustee for a Two-Year Term

Student Trustee Jack Gouchie

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Gouchie as a Student Trustee for the 2021-2023 terms. Jack is currently a Grade 10 student at St. Charles College. He will join fellow Student Trustee Kylie MacGregor in September 2021 and represent student voice at the Board table.

Prior to St.Charles College, Jack attended St. Andrew Catholic School and Holy Trinity Catholic School. Throughout the years, he has participated in a variety of extra-curricular activities. He has been a part of various sports teams including basketball, baseball, hockey, volleyball, curling and badminton. He also serves on student council, he was an active member of the elementary band and has participated in multiple St. Charles College canned food drives.

Outside of school, Jack also participates in hockey, baseball and lacrosse and is currently a Grade 6 Piano and Grade 7 Theory student with the Royal Conservatory of Music. He is an active member of St. Andrew’s parish and assists as an altar server. He hopes to pursue a career in sports administration in the future.

“I am thankful to have been given the opportunity as Student Trustee. It is through my experiences with the Board that I have met a variety of students from different schools. This has sparked my interest in advocating for students and becoming more involved in student governance. I hope to be a strong and influential voice for the Sudbury Catholic student body,” said Jack Gouchie, appointed Student Trustee.

“On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is our pleasure to welcome Jack to the role of Student Trustee. He is an active member of the St.Charles College community and has a true passion for student involvement,” said Michael Bellmore, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “We look forward to having him sit at the Board table in September along with fellow Student Trustee Kylie MacGregor.”

Student Senate Fundraises for Australia!

Student Senate gathers in their funraiser t-shirts

On Wednesday, February 26th, Student Senate members from all four Sudbury Catholic secondary schools helped wait tables at Tony V’s restaurant to raise funds in support of Australian bushfire relief. In addition to cash donations, a percentage of proceeds from meal purchases will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal to provide food, clothing, and essentials, and recovery support to individuals and families in need. The students raised a total of $1220 ($500 from the restaurant and $720 in cash donations). Thank you to Tony V’s for supporting this fundraiser event!

St. Charles College Student Recognized by Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury

Teresa stands between her parents who have been strong advocates for her.

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.

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.”

Champion St. Charles College student recognized by Learning Disabilities Association

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.

St. Charles College students and staff excited for the return of World Junior Champion and fellow Card

Two boys stand together smiling

Students and staff at St. Charles College will have to wait a little longer to see fellow Cardinal Quinton Byfield and his gold medal from the World Junior Championships.

After accepting his gold medal, he left the Czech Republic and returned to his hometown of Newmarket. He will soon reunite with the Sudbury Wolves briefly before departing for the CHL Top Prospect game along with fellow St. Charles student Jack Thompson. This game showcases the top NHL Draft eligible talent from across the OHL, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League with hundreds of scouts in attendance.

Kristy Hebert, who teaches Byfield says: “It has been an unbelievable opportunity to have such a talented athlete in our school and community. Quinton has added so much to our programs, bringing a plethora of hockey knowledge and skill. As part of the Leadership class, he has mentored Mrs. Fowke’s Grade 1 students at Holy Trinity Elementary school as well as here at St. Charles College in our Life Skills program. He has made many connections to students and has been an outstanding role model; we couldn’t be more pleased for Quinton and his recent success at the World Juniors!”

The students at Holy Trinity are also eager for his return. It shared messages on social media wishing him luck at the World Junior Championships just before the holidays.

Byfield is not expected to return from the CHL Prospect game for at least another week.

Sudbury Catholic Students Cast their Vote!

A group of students stand in line by the election booth.

14 schools within the Sudbury Catholic District School Board have registered with the Student Vote Canada program running parallel with the Federal Election. Based on the percentage of schools registered, the Board is in the top 10% of all School Boards within Canada. Student Vote Canada is a program open to all elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Schools may offer Student Vote to a single class or to the entirety of the student body. Students engage in activities surrounding government and the electoral process and are provided necessary tools to stage a mock election in their school during the Federal Election process.

Joanne Bénard, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased with the enthusiasm that the schools have shown toward promoting student voice.

“Student voice is a top priority within our Board,” she explained. “Student Vote Canada is an excellent opportunity for our students to not only understand the electoral process, but to also practice research and analytical skills and participate in a formal election scenario. We are proud to partner with Student Vote Canada and offer these tools for our students.”
“St Charles College has been involved in Student Vote for many years. We have participated at the federal level as well as the provincial and municipal levels,” explained Rick Emond, teacher at S. Charles College. “The program has had a positive impact on students both academically and in their personal lives. I often receive many messages from former students telling me that because of the program they have voted.”

Turning Points Essay Winners Announced for 2019

Essay Winners stand with their certificates.

Students, parents, teachers and invited guests gathered together on May 8, 2019 to celebrate the work done in this year’s Turning Points Essay Contest Awards ceremony.

Turning Points allows students to reflect on their unique individual journeys and write powerful essays about a significant event or turning point in their lives. Winning students this year were from Marymount Academy, St. Charles College and St. Anne School. Congratulations to all participating students!

Secondary Students to Compete at Skills Ontario

Four secondary students stand with their respective coaches.

Five Sudbury Catholic Secondary Students will be competing at the Skills Ontario From May 6 -8, 2019 in Toronto.

Drake Wickman from Bishop Alexander Carter will be competing in the CNC Wood sign making competition. Easton Laframboise and Griffin Howe from St. Benedict C.S.S will be competing in the carpentry category. St. Charles College will also be represented with student Violet Landrie competing in graphic design-presentation and Sarah Harper competing in the graphic design – studio production category.

We also want to thank their dedicated teachers and coaches for their ongoing support throughout the process.

Good luck to all, we can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

St. Charles College Student Ryan Scarpellini Appointed as Student Trustee

Board Chair Michael Bellmore shakes the hand of Student Trustee Ryan Scarpellini

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ryan Scarpellini as the Student Trustee for the 2019-2020 School Year. Ryan was appointed to this position at the April 16 Board of Trustees meeting. Ryan will be entering Grade 12 in the Fall of 2019 at St. Charles College.

Ryan has been enrolled in the French Immersion program
for 13 years and is passionate about the Francophone culture that is present at
both St. Charles College and at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. He hopes
to one day have a career in the education field, teaching French Immersion at
the secondary level. Ryan is also very involved within the school community at St.
Charles College. He is a member of both the Student Senate and the Student
Council, which has allowed him to help organize food drives, cancer fundraisers
and other school functions.

Ryan has been a member of many sports teams throughout
his years at St. Charles College including football, hockey, soccer, golf and
badminton. He believes that participating in the extracurricular activities
provided him with communication and intrapersonal skills, and he enjoys being
part of a team!

“I feel extremely blessed and proud to
have been selected as the next Student Trustee of the Sudbury Catholic District
School Board,” said Ryan Scarpellini, newly appointed Student Trustee. “I’m
excited to become the voice of the students at Sudbury Catholic Schools and I look
forward to the opportunity to learn and work with a great group of
people.”     

“We are excited to welcome Ryan
to the position of Student Trustee,” said Michael Bellmore, Chairperson of the
Board of Trustees at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “His
leadership skills and commitment to promoting Catholic education and French
Immersion will be a definite asset to our Board. We look forward to working
with him throughout the next school year.”

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