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Save the Date! School Retirement Celebrations

February 14, 2017
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is looking forward to the opening of Kingston's newest Catholic elementary school in Fall 2017. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School will consolidate Holy Family, St. Peter and St. Patrick Catholic Schools. To celebrate the history of Holy Family, St. Peter and St. Patrick...

Welcome to Grade 9!

February 03, 2017
Welcome to Grade 9 with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.  For more information on one of our five secondary schools, please visit their website. Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Kingston, Ontario http://www.alcdsb.on.ca/School/hcss/studentservices/FutureStudents/RegisterGr9/Pages/default.aspx    Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School Kingston, Ontario http://www.alcdsb.on.ca/school/regi/Pages/default.aspx Note: Grade 8 Parent Information Night is...

Ready, Set, GO! Students participate in cardboard boat races

February 02, 2017
On Wednesday, February 1 students from Holy Rosary, St. Joseph and St. Michael Catholic schools had the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom - and in a cardboard boat. Prior to the event, students had the chance to work together to create a design idea for a cardboard boat -...

ALCDSB Celebrates Mental Health & Well-Being

January 31, 2017
Each day schools across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board work hard to make their school a more mentally healthy and welcoming place for everyone. The ALCDSB is pleased to celebrate the many different ways that schools are promoting health and well-being in our school communities. This week we...

Family Literacy Day at ALCDSB

January 27, 2017
On January 27, schools across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board celebrated the importance of literacy in our school through various activities. Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually to raise awareness of the importance of reading...

Welcome to Kindergarten! Registration happening now!

January 26, 2017
Kindergarten in the ALCDSB focuses on faith formation, academic success and programs for children, all within a play-based learning environment.  Teachers and Early Childhood Educators work together to develop your child’s natural curiosity and excitement for learning.  Our schools ensure a caring and safe environment for your children, all while staying...

Supporting Students in FSL - Parent/Guardian Guide

January 18, 2017
This guide is based on the foundational belief stated in Learning for All : "All students learn best when instruction, resources, and the learning environment are well suited to their particular strengths, interests, needs, and stage of readiness." Supporting Students in FSL-ParentGuardian Guide.pdf For more information on FSL Programs that...

Ministry of Education Proposed 2017-2018 School Year Calendar

January 17, 2017
​ ​​​ The School Year calendar begins development in February for the following school year.  After several consultations and approval by the Board, it must then be submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval.  Once approved, the calendar will be posted.​   A proposed school year calendar is shared by the...

Check for Bus Delays & Cancellations

January 16, 2017
​ Buses may be delayed or cancelled for a number of reasons such as mechanical problems or inclement weather.   Delays or cancellations are posted on the website  https://triboard.ca/index.cfm   These delays and cancellations may be viewed by parents/guardians or school administration by going to our website and clicking on the Cancellations...

School Retirement Meetings for St. Peter & St. Patrick Catholic Schools - all welcome!

January 09, 2017
​ We are celebrating the history of St. Peter Catholic School and St. Patrick Catholic School in Kingston as both school communities prepare to move to the new site at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. School retirement planning meetings are schedule for: St. Patrick Catholic School: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at...

New OSAP removing financial barriers to college & university

December 22, 2016
If your child is currently in Grade 12, you should know that applications are now open for college and university programs. The last date for university applications is January 11th. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1st. Your child may benefit from financial assistance for postsecondary...

QHC's Parent, Child & Youth Clinic transferring services to Children's Mental Health Services

December 22, 2016
Belleville, ON – December 22, 2016: Effective today ‐ all referrals for children's mental health services in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties can be made to one agency. The Children's Mental Health Services (CMHS) was identified as the lead agency for all children's mental health services in the area by the...

Experience ALCDSB - check out our new video!

December 19, 2016
​Experience ALCDSB - Faith based education, serving over 11,000 students in 34 elementary schools, 5 secondary schools, and 5 adult learning sites.  

ALCDSB Students Selected for 'Shop with a Cop' Event

December 08, 2016
On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, Kingston Police, in partnership with the Cataraqui Centre held the second annual "Shop with a Cop" event in town, which pairs officers with young children to spend a $200 gift certificate for their families. This event connects students and police officers for a shopping experience at the...

John Brisbois acclaimed as Chair of ALCDSB

December 07, 2016
John Brisbois of Carrying Place has been acclaimed as Chair of the Board of Trustees, following the Inaugural Meeting of the Board December 6, 2016. John Brisbois will serve as Chair for the 2017 Board year. Trustee Terry Shea has been acclaimed to serve as Vice-Chair, and Trustee Sean Kelly has been...

Free Microsoft Office 365 access for all students

December 06, 2016
ALCDSB Parents/Guardians & Students, Looking to save a few extra dollars this holiday season if you are purchasing technology for your child? The Learning Technology Services department is excited to announce that the Board has partnered with Microsoft Office 365 and is now offering Office 365 access at home and access...

Students Experience Nativity Scenes from around the World

December 02, 2016
This week, students from Kingston and area had the opportunity to view the Nativity Exhibition at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. Next week, Dec. 8 & 9 students from Belleville and area will have the same opportunity at the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic  Church in Belleville....

St. Theresa students mentor younger peers from St. Carthagh & Sacred Heart

November 30, 2016
​ Mentors from St Theresa Catholic Secondary School  joined Sacred Heart Catholic School Marmora and St Carthagh Catholic School on November 29 to teach them how to be mentors/leaders.  The students from the elementary schools learned what empathy was, how to run an affective restorative circle, teambuilding, leadership skills and positive techniques on how to...

Students present cheque to United Way KFL&A

November 30, 2016
​ Student leaders from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School present a cheque for $36,000 to the United Way KFL&A at the Touchdown breakfast on November 30, 2016. The United Way Campaign at the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board ran from October 13-October 31,...

St. Martha Students Learn Beyond the Classroom

November 21, 2016
Students from St. Martha Catholic School (Kingston) discovered the contributions of Canadian military long after Remembrance Day ceremonies ended on Nov. 11. Patricia Ryan and her Grade 6 students spent a full week learning at the Military Communications & Electronics Museum starting on Nov. 14th. The students  participated in Beyond Classrooms Kingston's first...

November at the Ryan Centre

November 09, 2016
​ Throughout the month of November, classes across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will visit the  Msgr. J.S Ryan Centre to take part in three traditional skills workshops -  traditional drum songs and stories around the fire in the tipi with Kokum Makwa, Algonquin Knowledge Keeper, traditional medicines and...

Superstar mathletes in ALCDSB

November 08, 2016
Mathletes are students that are enthusiastic about mathematics and participate in math competitions, indvidually and in teams.  Although the tournaments are essentailly competitive, most of the time the mathletes are working together to develop cooperative learning and teamwork skills. The ALCDSB has had several winning mathlete teams since the inception of...

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School celebrates Platinum EcoSchool Certification

November 07, 2016
St.Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School participates in Ontario EcoSchools , an education and certification program that helps school communities develop ecological literacy and environmental practices. At St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School, numerous projects attest to the school's commitment to excellence, such as recycling and composting programs, water conservation, lights out lunches,...

A Friendly Culture Shock -International Students at Nicholson Catholic College

November 03, 2016
(Tim Miller/The Belleville Intel Photo, L-R: Joy, Mariana and Aiko) For Mariana, leaving her home in Mexico to attend high school in The Friendly City is a family tradition. When Nicholson Catholic College first started its international student program in 1999, three of Mariana’s cousins were among the first group. Every...

Eight Schools to Receive Community Hydration Stations

November 03, 2016
​ Eight ALCDSB schools are very excited to be chosen to receive community hydration stations from the Healthy Kids Community Challenge Hastings and Prince Edward. Congratulations to Sacred Heart Marmora, Nicholson Catholic College, Sacred Heart Batawa, St. Joseph, St. Gregory, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Carthagh and St. Michael Catholic Schools!...

ALCDSB Faith Day for Staff

October 31, 2016
On Friday, October 28 staff from across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board came together to affirm and celebrate the board's distinctive identity as a Catholic school board, at the annual Faith Day. The theme for the 2016 Faith Day was 'mercy,' as Pope Francis has declared Dec. 8,...

ALCDSB invites Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson as keynote speaker for Faith Day, Oct. 28

October 24, 2016
On Friday, October 28 staff from across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will come together to affirm and celebrate the board's distinctive identity as a Catholic school board, at the annual Faith Day Conference. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce Dr. Terry...

ALCDSB hosts Junior Faith Day Conferences

October 19, 2016
On October 13 & 14 students in grades 4-6 across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board came together to participate in a day of workshops, which allows student leaders to learn more about their faith and bring their learning back to their school communities. This year was the 4th...

Child Abuse Prevention Month at ALCDSB

October 19, 2016
Mr. Borges' Grade 7/8 class at J.J O'Neill Catholic School  had the opportunity to learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month as they welcomed guests from Family and Children's Services KFLA on October 19. On October 19, Family and Children's Services asked communities throughout the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School...

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary welcomes guests

October 14, 2016
On October 13, Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School was honoured to host MPP Sophie Kiwala, Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter. Special guests came to highlight how students are benefiting from the government's recent investment in school repairs and upgrades. With government support, Holy Cross Catholic...

ALCDSB Kicks off 2016 United Way Campaign

October 14, 2016
  The employees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have, for many years, been strong supporters of our local United Way. Once again, we look to you to participate in our United Way campaign by making a donation that will support those agencies within our communities that support...

Student Services Learning Series Oct. 19

October 11, 2016
​ Executive Functioning and the Impact on the Learner - Dr. Allyson Harrison, Clinical Director of RARC (Regional Assessment and Resource Center), Queen's University Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:30-6:00 p.m. ALCDSB Board Office For more information: Evening Leanring Series Oct-Nov.pdf ___________________________ Relational Trauma and Setting Conditions for Success - Dr....

ALCDSB Speaker Series Presents: Dick O'Brien, The Resilient Journey

October 11, 2016
​The ALCDSB Speaker Series Presents: Dick O'Brien, The Resilient Journey on Tuesday, October 18. 4:30-5:30 p.m. dinner 5:30 p.m. Dick O'Brien -" The Resilient Journey" Macdonell Room, Board Office, 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee Please RSVP to Trish Whalen, whalent@alcdsb.on.ca or 613-354-2255 ext. 415  For more information: Dick O'Brien.pdf   ...

ALCDSB Celebrates Outdoor Education

October 07, 2016
Schools across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board joined at the H.R Frink Centre to celebrate outdoor education. This day allowed over 160 students and staff to come together to benefit a day of workshops, networking and learning about key issues in Stewardship, as well as outdoor and environmental...

Event welcomes International students

October 06, 2016
On October 5, school communities from the Belleville region welcomed international students from over 30 countries at a welcome event hosted at Albert College. Inaugurated in 2009, the United Nations Association in Canada wished to launch an annual welcoming celebration which would highlight the importance of inclusivity and international connections within...

ALCEF receives donation from Director's Annual Charity Golf Tournament

September 28, 2016
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation (ALCEF) has received a donation from this year's 18 th annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament. Chair of ALCEF, Tom Dall accepted a cheque for $19,150 at the September 27 board meeting. This is the largest donation that the golf tournament has raised to date....

"The Story Behind the Name of our Catholic School" Video contest

September 26, 2016
T he Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is hosting its annual video contest for students in grades 4-12. The contest theme is " The Story Behind the Name of our Catholic School ". It is our hope that every school in the ALCDSB will participate. Students are challenged to look into...

eLearning Hubs open at Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education Sites

September 22, 2016
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is happy to announce the opening of four eLearning Hubs at Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education. eLearning Hubs are new spaces within the Loyola sites that provide adult learners with a place to work on online courses with teacher support. These...

ALCDSB Students Continue to Show Growth in Reading & Writing

September 21, 2016
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has released the 2015/2016 data from the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) provincial assessment of reading, writing and mathematics. These results will provide our Board with important information for educators to assist primary and junior students and respond to their academic...

Student Services Presentation, Sept. 28 all staff welcome!

September 19, 2016
​ Student Services Learning Series presents: Know Yourself and Your Students: How Positive Psychology Can Help with Dr. Dean Tripp, Associate Professor of Psychology at Queen's University. September 28, 2016, 4:30-6:00 p.m. ALCDSB Board Office, Napanee All ALCDSB Staff welcome! We look forward to sharing this learning experience with you! For...

ALCDSB Summer Programs

July 21, 2016
Summer is here but some Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board students were still in the classrooms throughout the month of July.  Over 300 ALCDSB students took part in summer programming that ran this summer across the board. Elementary students are taking part in summer sessions to maintain and enhance numeracy and...

Thank you to all golfers, sponsors and volunteers -18th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament

July 18, 2016
On July 14, 2016 116 golfers participated in the 18 th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament at Trillium Woods Golf Club.  All funds raised by this year's tournament will go to support the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation. The foundation has focused its efforts towards the alleviation of poverty in...

Save the Date! TechFest is back, November 5

July 04, 2016
If you missed it in 2015, you won't want to miss it again. Please plan to join ALCDSB on November 5, 2016 for what promises to be an amazing conference that focuses on deploying, integrating, and using technology to promote student learning in K-12 and beyond. TechFest will be held at...

ALCDSB wishes you a safe & happy summer!

June 28, 2016
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board would like to wish students and staff a safe and happy summer. Congratulations to students for all of your hard work and accomplishments over the past year. Thank you to all staff for your dedication to ensuring the success of our students....

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School declared as name for new Kingston Catholic elementary school

June 22, 2016
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School has been declared the name of the new Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board elementary school in Kingston. The Board of Trustees voted by ballot at the June 21 board meeting. "St. Francis of Assisi is an excellent choice for the name of this...

Board of Trustees welcome new Student Trustee

June 22, 2016
At the June 21 board meeting, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Trustees thanked Danae O'Neill for her contributions and dedication as Student Trustee for the 2015/2016 school year. Danae is a Grade 12 student at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School and will be attending Ryerson University in the...

Board balances budget for 2016/2017 school year

June 22, 2016
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board approved a balanced operating budget of $145.5 million and a capital budget of $ 8.6 million for the 2016-17 school year at the regular Board Meeting held June 21, 2016.  The budget reflects the commitment of the Board of Trustees to meet the...

Another great year for ALCDSB track & field

June 17, 2016
Congratulations to all ALCDSB students who participated in track and field this year. Students from Belleville & area participated in the west track and field meet on June 10 at the Mary Ann Sills Park in Belleville. For more information, please visit: http://schools.alcdsb.on.ca/AthleticsWest/default.aspx In the east, students from Kingston and...

Kingston WritersFest September 2016

June 13, 2016
​Each year, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is excited to be a part of the Kingston WritersFest! September 2016 marks the 8 th year of Kingston WritersFest's Festival Field Trip events , an educational program specifically designed for secondary students. We hope to again welcome students and teachers...

FreshGrade coming to a school near you - September 2016!

June 08, 2016
Starting in September 2016, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will use  FreshGrade as a tool to help students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 document their learning and experiences - photos, videos, comments, and other educational artifacts - in a portfolio called "All About Me".  FreshGrade is a user-friendly, Canadian-based...

30 ALCDSB schools certified for the Ontario Eco Schools Program

June 01, 2016
​ Congratulations to the 30 Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board schools that certified for the Ontario Eco-Schools program! ALCDSB is proud that these schools are all silver and above!  Ontario Eco-Schools help our school communities develop both ecological literacy and environmental practices in efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of our schools....

Congratulations to all qualifying PeaceQuest Schools

May 27, 2016
C ongratulations to all qualifying PeaceQuest Schools for 2015-2016. Thank you for nurturing peace in your community. A PeaceQuest school can be any school that choses to devote additional or existing activities to peace and intercultural learning between 2014 and 2018. PeaceQuest was created by a group of citizens in Kingston,...

ALCDSB Welcomes staff into Quarter Century Club

May 26, 2016
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome 50 staff into the Quarter Century Club, celebrating staff who have dedicated 25 years to Catholic Education. Inductees were recognized at the Board Meeting on May 24, 2016.  "Your Catholic system is grateful to you – not just for...

ALCDSB breaks grounds for build of new Kingston Catholic elementary school

May 24, 2016
On May 24, board members, students, and community members came together to celebrate the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Kingston Catholic elementary school. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board welcomed special guests Archbishop O'Brien, MPP Sophie Kiwala, Education Officer Michael Laurie, Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson and the chair of...

Food for Learning auction supports Student Nutrition Programs

May 20, 2016
    Each year the Food for Learning Student Benefit Silent Auction  raises funds to support the Student Nutrition Program for students in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Held on May 19, this year's auction raised $15,228 for the...

Notice of Policy Review and Public Meeting

May 13, 2016
​ The Ministry of Education requires that School Boards amend or develop new policies for Pupil Accommodation Review and Community Planning and Partnerships to reflect changes incorporated into new Ministry of Education guidelines issued in March of 2015.  The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is now inviting input from...

Summer Programs 2016

May 13, 2016
ALCDSB will be offering Summer School programs for students in grades 6 – 12. Programs range from literacy and numeracy skills, Cooperative Education, eLearning courses and Summer SWAC (School-Within-A-College). Please find details for all our programs below: Summer School Intermediate - Grade 6, 7 and 8 Students
 
Cooperative Education Registration Package
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Students participate in 2016 Ontario Technological Skills Competition

May 09, 2016
Each year over 20,000 students, teachers, parents and partners from industry converge at the Manulife Financial Sports Complex for the annual Provincial Technological Skills Competition held in Waterloo. Again this year the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board was well represented with students competing in nine different events.  There was...

ALCDSB surpasses provincial rate for graduation

May 05, 2016
The graduation rate for secondary students within the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board surpassed the provincial rate according to information released by the Ontario Ministry of Education. ALCDSB's graduation rate is 88.8% for graduates within four years, compared to a provincial rate of 78.3%.  The graduation rate within five...

Celebrating Catholic Education Week

May 03, 2016
Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral & Award Ceremony- As part of Catholic Education Week, students and staff attended Mass and an awards ceremony at St. Mary's Cathedral Each year during Catholic Education Week the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board recognizes students and staff for varioius awards. Please see our winners...

Students participate in 4th annual Poverty Challenge Quinte

April 28, 2016
On April 27, students from Nicholson Catholic College, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School and St. Paul Catholic Secondary School participated in the fourth annual Poverty Challenge Quinte at Loyalist College. Sponsored by the Committee for Social Justice of ALCDSB, this dramatic exercise allows secondary students to walk a mile in the...

2016/2017 School Year Calendar

April 27, 2016
  To view the Calendar:  2016/2017 School Year Calendar​ Please note the following dates on the 2016/2017 School Year Calendar:   ​September 5, 2016 ​Labour Day ​ September 6, 2016 ​First day of Classes ​September 30, 2016 ​PA Day ​October 10, 2016 ​Thanksgiving Day ​October 28, 2016 ​PA Day ​ November 25,...

Catholic Education Week

April 25, 2016
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is excited to celebrate Catholic Education Week: Opening Doors of Mercy.   Throughout the school year, our students and staff are involved in a wide variety of acts of mercy, both locally and globally.  From food drives to mission trips, Buddy benches...

Best Foot Forward Conference held at H.R Frink Outdoor Education Centre

April 25, 2016
On April 22, ALCDSB staff and students spent Earth Day at the H.R Frink Outdoor Education Centre for the annual Best Foot Forward Conference. The theme of this year's conference was "Let us be Protectors of Creation!" Approximately 160 students and staff took part in various workshops, including making local foods,...

Director's Charity Golf Tournament Registration and Sponsorship Forms

April 19, 2016
  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and that can only mean one thing! It's golf season! Join us for the 18 th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament that will be held at Trillium Wood Golf Club on Thursday, July 14 with a 1 p.m....

ALCDSB recognizes Beacons of Hope in our school communities

April 19, 2016
Every spring the ALCDSB hosts Beacons of Hope celebrations across the board to honour the accomplishments of students. There are many students whose contributions to our school community reflect our Catholic virtues. The Beacons of Hope celebrations recognize unsung heroes that contribute to the betterment of the community with dedication, integrity...

John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award

April 11, 2016
Through his compassionate and courageous leadership as a member of Provincial Parliament, and Mayor and City Councillor for the City of Kingston, John Gerretsen has devoted his career to enabling positive change, and to advocating for citizens, young and old, throughout our community and province. In recognition of his long time...

Students particpate in Skills Competition

April 07, 2016
  Congratulations to student competitors from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, Nicholson Catholic College and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School who had an excellent showing in the Skills Competition hosted by Limestone District School Board at St. Lawrence College on April 6. ALCDSB students placed silver in Automotive Service Technician competition,...

Three ALCDSB schools compete at the Destination Imagination Provincial Tournament

April 05, 2016
On April 3, teams from St. Mary Catholic School, Sacred Heart Catholic School,   Batawa and St. James Major Catholic School travelled to Scarborough to compete at the Destination Imagination Provincial tournament. Previously, on March 5, the teams competed at the Eastern Ontario Regional Tournament for Destination Imagination and all three...

Free Community Conversations April 6 & 7

April 05, 2016
Join in on the conversation at these free community events in Belleville and Kingston.  On April 6 from 5:30-:830p.m. Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston  will host " Kingston Community Conversations about Ongoing Support and Resources for School Volunteers " with keynote speaker, Jenny Mitchell.  On April 7 from 5:30-8:30...

Premier Kathleen Wynne meets with RND students

March 31, 2016
​ How will this affect me? Students at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School had the opportunity to ask Premier Kathleen Wynne questions about postsecondary education tuition. Following her recent announcement about the Ontario Student Grant Program,  Premier Kathleen Wynne visited RND on March 31 for a discussion with grade 11 and...

Stations of the Cross

March 24, 2016
​ During Holy Week, students and staff pray the stations of the cross. In each school, students present the stations in a unique way to support their community in this devotion.

OAPCE Annual Conference in May

March 24, 2016
The Ontario Assocation of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) invites parents to enhance their parent engagement in our school communities by joining the OAPCE annual conference, one of the largest conferences in the province. Parents will learn about effective and successful achievement and most importantly, recognize the role that engaged parents...

Nicholson Catholic College students return from mission trip in Jamaica

March 24, 2016
​On March 11, 16 Nicholson Catholic College students and four staff supervisors departed for their week-long 2016 mission trip to Jamaica. NCC students and staff were very busy helping in the local community.    Students were able to visit St. Puis X Church for mass. "The kids were struck by how much music...

Mother Teresa Catholic School 25th Anniversary

March 21, 2016
​ Save the date! On Saturday, April 16 Mother Teresa Catholic School will celebrate their 25 th anniversary. Former staff and students of Mother Teresa Catholic School are invited for a day for fun and memories at the school. The events planned for the day include a Family Fun Run beginning at...

Students particpate in Focus on Youth Program over March Break

March 14, 2016
​ Some students take the week of March Break to relax from their studies. This year, 34 Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board students took part in a new program, Focus on Youth . Focus on Youth   is a program designed to help young people between the ages of...

Up-to-date student immunization records

March 11, 2016
  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has been working with local schools to ensure student immunization records are up-to-date. Under the Immunization of School Pupils Act , public healthy is required to maintain up-to-date immunization records for all students. This year, parents of children aged 7 and 17 have until April...

ALCDSB teams participate in Destination Imagination Tournament

March 07, 2016
On Saturday March 5, Sacred Heart  ​Catholic School (Batawa), St. James Major (Sharbot Lake) and St. Mary Catholic School (Read) competed at the Eastern Ontario Regional Tournament for Destination Imagination. The event was held at Arnprior High school and hosted about 400 students. Destination Imagination is a non-profit program that helps students...

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School student selected as Easter Seals Ambassador

February 29, 2016
​A  grade 7 St. Paul Catholic Secondary School student has been selected as a 2016 provincial Easter Seals Ambassador. Keirra MacLeod will spend the next year representing Easter Seals and raising awareness for children with physical disabilities.  "As a regional ambassador I saw the power that sharing my experiences had on...

Secondary Students return from mission trips

February 25, 2016
Welcome back to Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board students and staff who spent the last week working hard to give back to communities in Dominican Republic and Jamaica. On February 12, 11 students from St. Paul Catholic Secondary School and 10 students from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School and...

2016/2017 School Year Calendar Pending Approval

February 12, 2016
On February 9, the Issues and Directions Committee passed a motion for the proposed 2016/2017 school year calendar. Each year, the school year calendar development begins in February for the following school year. After several consultations, the calendar is presented to the Board of Trustees and then is submitted to the...

Secondary Students Prepare for Mission Trips

February 08, 2016
  On February 12, 20 students and five staff supervisors from the school communities of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School will be leaving for Kingston, Jamaica for their 2016 mission trip. The group has received over 500 lbs of medical, dental, school, sports and art...

Nominations are due March 10!

February 03, 2016
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board would like to recognize individuals for their contributions to Catholic Education and the community. Consider nominating teachers, students and individuals in your school community! Nomination forms can be found at: Catholic-Education-Week
  Deadline for nominations: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Awards will be presented during...

FSL Survey for Parents/Guardians

February 02, 2016
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is asking for parents/guardians to fill out a brief survey about French as a Second Language. The questions will allow the board to have an in-depth understanding of the framework of the current FSL programs, their successes and opportunities for improvement. A...

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

January 28, 2016

How do I Register my Child for Kindergarten? ​Our Kindergarten classrooms are fostered within faith-filled learning environments, framed around the pillars of Discipleship, Scholarship and Stewardship, ensuring our students’ well-being as they are supported and guided in their faith formation.   Your child can begin Kindergarten in September of that calendar year...

Immunization Clinics in Picton, Belleville and Trenton locations

January 26, 2016
​The Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health office is offering additional immunization clinics for secondary ​students who are not up to date on their immunizations.  These are drop-in clinics - no appointment necessary.  Additional information may be received by contacting the HPE Public Health office at 613-966-5513.  ​

Family Literacy Day is January 27

January 19, 2016
​The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is excited to be a part of Family Literacy day, a national awareness initiative that is held annually January 27. Family Literacy Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy related activities as a family. Schools...

Additional PA Day added to the 2015/2016 School Year Calendar

January 14, 2016
​   An additional PA (professional activity) day has been added to the 2015/2016 School Year Calendar. The additional PA day will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 .  Please find the updated School Year Calendar here:  Revised 2015-16 School Year Calendar.pdf

Roots of Empathy growing at ALCDSB

January 07, 2016
​ Roots of Empathy was first introduced to the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board in September 2010, starting in just four classrooms. Now, the board is happy to share that Roots of Empathy has made a difference in over 40 classrooms. The Roots of Empathy's mission is to build...

Tri-Board Bus Cancellation/Delay Subscription

January 06, 2016
​ ​Now that winter has arrived, it's important to think about bus cancellations and delays. If you are interested in receiving a notification via email when your child's bus has been cancelled or delayed, please click the following link to subscribe. https://transportation.triboard.ca/Subscriptions/Login.aspx?Subscribe=1​
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Christmas Cheer at ALCDSB

December 18, 2015
​   The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is very proud of all of our talented students and staff that took part this year in Christmas plays, concerts and lunches.  Snow Biz (pictured above) was performed last week at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School. The grade 5/6 class...

Encouraging a Positive Lifestyle

December 15, 2015
​ On Dec. 14 Nicholson Catholic College students were pleased to welcome Bernice Carnegie to speak about positive lifestyle choices. Carnegie is the daughter of Canadian icon Herbert H. Carnegie, the creator of Future ACES Philosophy, and worked by his side for 35 years to share his positive vision. Carnegie's presentation...

Hour of Code

December 09, 2015
​Throughout the week of Dec. 7-11, schools across Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board are participating in an international grass roots campaign, Hour of Code.   This introduction to computer science campaign is designed to help students better understand coding and to show students that computer science can be fun...

Inaugural Board Meeting - Highlights

December 08, 2015
  ​At the Inaugural Board Meeting on December 1, 2015, Archbishop Brendan O’Brien presided over the commissioning of the trustees and the renewal of their commitment to serve as advocates of Catholic education. He said the role of the trustees is to actively promote and provide a learning environment for young...

2015 Director's Annual Report

December 03, 2015
​ The 2015 Director's Annual Report was presented to the Board of Trustees at the December 1st Inaugural Meeting and is now available online or in print.   2015 Director's Annual Report.pdf " This 2015 Director's Annual Report, outlines some of our recent successes and  a ccomplishments. I encourage you to read...

Chair of the Board - Inaugural Address 2016

December 03, 2015
​ Chair of the Board Greg Speagle's Inaugural Address to the Board of Trustees, December 1, 2015. Archbishop O'Brien, Mr. Laurie, senior administration, trustee colleagues and guests:   Welcome to the Inaugural Meeting of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, which officially marks the beginning of the 2016 School...

Greg Speagle Acclaimed Chair of Board for 2016

December 02, 2015
​ Greg Speagle (centre) has been acclaimed as Chair of the Board for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board for his second year, following the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on Dec 1. Speagle is a board trustee representing Prince Edward County, Greater Napanee, Loyalist Township, Stone Mills and Addington...

Student Senate Representatives Present to Board of Trustees

November 26, 2015
Over the course of this year, ​ each Catholic  Secondary School in Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will present an overview of their school's perspective of Student Senate to the Board of Trustees.    Student Senate for ALCDSB meets 5-6 times per year at the board office and in schools....

Student Vote 2015

November 26, 2015
​ Students  from J.J. O'Neill Catholic School in Napanee present their learnings from their experience as voters for the federal election to the Board of Trustees at the November board meeting. Student Vote is a parallel election for students under the voting age, coinciding with federal, provincial, territorial and municipal elections...

Nativity Exhibition at St. Paul the Apostle Church

November 26, 2015
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Nativity Exhibition, the beloved project of the late Mr. Tony Vella,  is underway this week at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Kingston.  Schools will be visiting and touring the over 100 Nativity Scenes this week and on Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 10...

EQAO Primary/Junior Trend Data Released for 2014-15

November 18, 2015
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is releasing its 2014-2015 trend data from the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Reading, Writing and Mathematics provincial assessment results for its Primary and Junior students.  
Trend data allows the Board to see increases or decreases in student achievement...

Connected Kids - Social Media and the 21st Century Learner

November 10, 2015
​All parents are invited to attend this informative session sponsored by the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Ministry of Education PRO Grant Program.   November 24, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, 135 Adam Street, Belleville.
George Couros will discuss...

St. Paul CSS Receives Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement

November 03, 2015
On ​October 28, 2015, representatives from the Board and St. Paul Catholic Secondary School in Trenton attended the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition Awards dinner.  St. Paul was one of the schools recognized at the dinner for their initiatives in improving their EQAO results over the past 3 years.  Congratulations!
You can read...

CYW Receives The David Parry Memorial Award

November 03, 2015
On October 27, 2015, the Board of Trustees recognized Leeanne Amell, Child and Youth Worker with ALCDSB, and recipient of the David Parry Memorial Award.
The annual David Parry Memorial Award was created to recognize the efforts of an individual or organization whose acts of kindness and caring make the...

ALCDSB and OECTA Reach Tentative Agreement

November 03, 2015
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) reached a tentative agreement on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  Upon ratification by both parties to the agreement this will conclude all negotiations for Catholic Teachers in this region until 2017.  Details of the tentative agreement...

Countdown to TechFest 2015!!

November 03, 2015
November 14 is fast approaching, but there's still time to register for TechFest 2015!   125 participants have already signed up for this FREE event with over 40 workshops.   Click here to Register ​.    When?   Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30 - 3:00 p.m., Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, 1085...

Advocis Kingston brings comedy and personal finance to local schools

October 22, 2015
​ November is Financial Literacy Month and the Kingston chapter of Advocis, The Financial Advisors Association of Canada , is proud to partner with the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, the Limestone District School Board, and Junior Achievement, to bring Financial Literacy to students. On Monday, November 2, Comedian...

Welcoming international students

October 15, 2015
​ The annual Welcome Event was held at Albert College last night.  This event is a collaboration of all schools in the Belleville area to welcome all international students to the city. The evening started with a reception and was followed by Greetings from the Mayor of Belleville and performances by...

Board Receives Donation from Nortel-Bell Retirees

October 07, 2015
​The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that it was chosen to be one of five recipients of a $9,000 bursary from the Nortel-Bell Retirees.
Trustee and Chair of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation, Tom Dall, accepted the bursary donation from Joan Hazard,...

Staff puts "Faith into Action"

October 02, 2015
On Friday, September 25, while students enjoyed a PA Day, staff at schools across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board put their Faith into Action by getting out and lending a helping hand in their communities.  Schools participated in community clean up initiatives, habitat for humanity projects, helping out...

Best Foot Forward Student Leadership Conference

September 25, 2015
​ CANCELLED - The ALCDSB's Best Foot Forward Student Leadership Conference on Outdoor and Environmental Education​ Is being held Friday October 2, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the H.R. Frink Centre, Belleville, Ontario.

Director's Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for the Foundation

September 24, 2015
​ Foundation Board of Directors members Greg Speagle (right) and John Brisbois accepted a cheque for $16,950 from Jody DiRocco, Director of Education, at the September 22, 2015 Board Meeting.  The 17th Annual Director’s Charity Golf Tournament was held on June 29th at the Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Bath, Ontario. Participants...

Concussion Information Session, September 29th

September 22, 2015
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, together with community partners KFL&A Public Health, the Limestone District School Board, and Parachute Canada, invite members of the community to attend an important information session on the prevention, identification and management of concussions.  This free session runs from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday,...

The Youth Arts Program

September 10, 2015
Calling all young artists!
  The Youth Arts Program at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario invites youth aged 12 - 18 to display their artwork in the Legislative Building in Toronto from November 23, 2015 - March 18, 2016.  Visit the Youth Arts Website​ for more information and to fill out the...

Kingston WritersFest!

September 10, 2015
​Start the new school year at Kingston WritersFest Events!  Thursday, September 24, 2015.  Meet dynamic and talented writers.  Listen to current issues facing our communities.  Attend "en francais" events.  Participate in TeensWrite! Master Classes. For more information, please visit Kingston WritersFest
 

Office 365 Download for Students

September 10, 2015
Hey ALCDSB Students,
The Learning Technology Services Department is excited to announce that the Board has partnered with Microsoft Office 365 and is now able to provide all of our students with up to 5 copies of Microsoft Office 2013 for free!!! This includes Windows and Mac devices as well as Android, Windows...

17th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament

July 09, 2015
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board's 17 th Annual Director's Charity Golf tournament, held on June 29 th at the Loyalist Golf and Country Club in Bath, Ontario was a wonderful success.  Fantastic weather, a great turnout and contests throughout the course combined to create a winning event...

Have a great summer!

June 24, 2015
We wish all our students a safe and fun summer!  See you in September!
 
 

TechFest 2015 - November 14, 2015

June 23, 2015
Registration now open!   Click here to Register Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:30 - 3:00 p.m., Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, 1085 Woodbine Road, Kingston.   Sponsored by Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, TechFest 2015 promises to be a conference that focuses on deploying, integrating, and using technology to promote...

Board Submits Balanced Budget

June 17, 2015
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board approved a balanced operating budget of $ 143.7 million and a capital budget of $ 10.4 million for the 2015-16 school year at the regular Board Meeting held June 16, 2015. The budget reflects the commitment of the Board of Trustees to meet...

Titans and Panthers at OFSSA

May 26, 2015
​ Gymnasts from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School and Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School traveled to Sudbury to compete in the OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletics Association) gymnastics.  On day one, St. Theresa was well represented on floor exercises with Cassidy Raniowski-English, Sara Fleet (level 3) and Dana Gray (level...

ALCDSB at Skills Canada

May 26, 2015
​ Recently, students participated in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition and its qualifying competitions as part of Skills Canada at St. Lawrence College.  This annual provincial event features over 75 secondary competitions and elementary challenges, involving almost 2000 students. Twenty Specialist High Skills Major secondary students participated in qualifying competitions and/or...

4th Annual Voice Conference

May 10, 2015
​On May 12, 2015, from 10 am - 2 pm, Georges Vanier Catholic School, Holy Rosary Catholic School, Holy Name of Mary Catholic School, St Carthagh Catholic School, Sacred Heart Marmora Catholic School, and St. Mary (Read) will be participating in the 4th Annual VOICE Conference at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic...

Newly Elected Student Trustee for 2015-2016

May 10, 2015
Danae O'Neill, a Grade 11 student at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School in Kingston, has been elected Student Trustee for the 2015-16 school year during elections held at the Board Office in Napanee.   Danae is pictured (on right) with outgoing Student Trustee Ally Craig.  Danae will be inducted at the Board of...

Trustees approve 2015-2016 school year calendar

April 26, 2015
​ At the Board Meeting of March 24, 2015, Trustees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board received and approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The calendar will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

Under the proposed school year calendar, all students will start...

Exploring the realities of local poverty

April 26, 2015
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School is once again shining the light on local poverty by hosting the 3 rd annual Poverty Challenge Quinte on April 30 th at Loyalist College in Belleville. Sponsored by the Committee for Social Justice of ALCDSB, this dramatic exercise allows high school students to...

Tee off for the Foundation!

April 26, 2015
​ It's time to Tee off for the Foundation! Now that The Masters is in the books, it's time to turn our attention to the other major golf tournament on this year's calendar. The 17 th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Loyalist Golf & Country Club...

Online Learning

April 26, 2015
​Summer School eTeachers received training on the use of the Provincial Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for online learning.  District eLearning Contact, Mike Lattner, demonstrated the use of Brightspace by Desire2Learn for 16 teachers who will teach approximately 400 students this summer.  All courses are new credits and include the following: Grade...
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