The Student Senate at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board has helped make winter a little warmer for our community! Throughout the month of October, the Student Senate spearheaded a campaign to collect gently used winter coats in all sizes. The Senate, which is comprised of 15 secondary students, also encouraged other schools to participate in this initiative.
Together, Sudbury Catholic Schools collected 436 coats and winter accessories, surpassing last year’s number of 200 coats and winter accessories. Working with Derek Cashmore of Cooper Equipment Rentals, the coats will be donated to those in need throughout the Greater Sudbury community.
“The Student Senate are seen as leaders and innovators not only in their schools but across the Sudbury Catholic District School Board,” said Amanda Barry, Teacher Facilitator of the Student Senate. “They are truly difference makers and I am honoured to work alongside them year after year.”
“It was amazing to see our schools all come together and support such a wonderful cause,” said Ryan Scarpellini, Student Trustee and member of the Student Senate. “We are excited to continue to grow the campaign year after year and continue to make a difference in our community.”
It’s Festival season, and the Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band did not disappoint! This band is made up of 125 students from 6 schools – St. Charles College, St. Benedict, St. Anne, St. Charles Chelmsford, St. John and St. James – and is directed by Leanne Urso, JoAnne Comisso, Sabrina Clark and Eric Miron.
The students competed at the Northern Ontario Music Festival on Tuesday, March 21st at Sudbury Secondary School and came away with a Silver award. Then, on Tuesday, April 4th, the band competed at the Kiwanis Music Festival at St. Benedict School and improved on their score by winning a Gold award! Congratulations goes out to all the band members for all their hard work.
Congratulations to Hannah Watterson & Brittany Thornton (grade 10 students) for winning gold in the Northern Ontario qualifications for video production at the Skills Ontario Competitions in North Bay this weekend. Next they will be competing in the provincial Skills-Ontario competition in Toronto! Congratulations Regals!!
Turning Points essays submitted to The Learning Partnership are intended to allow students to share an event in their life that changed or altered them. This year, the first St. Charles College elementary students took part by submitting their works of art.
While she’s only thirteen years old, grade eight student, Phoenix Cooper shared the story of her moment of growth stemming back to an incident when she accidently hit her sister with a golf club. Phoenix says it was then she learned how fragile human life.
Phoenix received a plaque and a cheque for twenty-five dollars.
Today, Catholic schools all across the province celebrated their faith with a province wide mass.
At St. Charles College, the students and staff from grades 7-12 celebrated the theme of Opening the Doors of Mercy with a mass with Celebrant Father Peter Moher at Holy Redeemer Parish in Sudbury.
Students in the Leadership classes assisted with the procession and readings.
Father Peter shared an acronym of L.O.V.E. for students to consider in their daily school and home life.
L stands for listen.
O stands for openness.
V stands for voice.
E stands for giving an effort
The Sudbury Catholic District School Board in partnership with the Child and Family Centre is offering a unique service to all our secondary students. We will have a Youth Walk-In Service available on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 6:00pm (last one hour session at 5pm). Starting tomorrow!
Where do you go to see a clinician? Go to the Guidance Area at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School. This service is open to all secondary students, not just those from St. Benedict.
For more information please call 705-525-1008.
Remember: You don’t have to face your problems alone.
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The grade 12 French Immersion politics class got to have a question and answer period with their Member of Parliament this morning at St. Charles College.
The students asked questions of Paul Lefebvre about decriminalization of doctor assisted suicide and marijuana.
They also learned about Mr. Lefebvre’s transition from lawyer to politician and his views on young adults in Sudbury.
Mr. Lefebvre also talked about his recent trip to the Middle East and said that while he loves travelling to foreign countries he often returns to Canada and kisses the ground.
Congratulations to our students who performed at the 71st annual Kiwanis Festival and walked away with a special award of distinction.
Ms. Shannon Coyle’s concert choir finished with a gold, as well as receiving a performance award at the Kiwanis Stars of Excellence concert. The Chrissie Nemis award was named after a Sudbury singer who had the voice of an angel and used her gift of singing to enhance the lives of others.
Ms. Coyle says “Chrissie’s life was about music, family and faith and this is exactly the elements that we try to instill in our students at St. Charles College.”
Mrs. Narozanski’s grade 7 students used Earth Day to study population growth and decay in grade 7.
The students watched a film on the topic then looked at the math model used to determine trends in population growth. The students used M&M’s as their manipulative to understand the model simulating growth in a fish pond.
Mrs. Narozanski explains “We put two “fish” (M&M’s) in a cup and shook them out. If the M was face up, you had to add a “fish” to the group. Then students repeated this eight times to study the trend.”
Afterwards the students studied population decay with the chocolates. “They gently shook them out onto the desk. All fish with the M’s facing up were dead and students got to eat them. They recorded how many fish remained alive. Then repeated this eight times.”
Two students, Mercedes Wabanose and Jessica Gagnon, as pictured, realized through the process that fish were dying at a rapid rate and found the activity sad but fun.
Ms. Royer’s grade 7 and 8 students have been learning about the life and times of artist Vasily Kandinsky in an effort to recreate his work.
The Moscow born artist was known for colour and abstract. The students then recreated his work by creating a ‘Kandinsky wall’ with patchwork from each student included in the overall effect.