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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Reaches milestone for Terry Fox

October 30, 2020
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The staff of Our Lady of Mount Carmel wish to thank the students and their families for their involvement and generosity with the Terry Fox Fundraiser.  During these unprecedented times, we knew that the fundraiser would look different this year and that we would not be able to...

Women In Skilled Trades Event

February 21, 2020
On Feb. 20, students from St. Paul Catholic Secondary School had the opportunity  to visit Loyalist College and learn about the Skilled Trades and future opportunities for employment. Thank you to Skills Ontario, Loyalist College and staff at ALCDSB for providing these unique opportunities to our students. 


"Koins for Koalas" at Our Lady of Lourdes

January 23, 2020

  Students from the Our Lady of Lourdes EcoTeam met to discuss the impact of the devastating forest fires in Australia. They decided to raise money by holding a spirit day which they called “Koins for Koalas". Students were asked to bring in coins and wear their P.J.'s to school along...

The Makey Makey Interactive Nativity

December 18, 2019
​ A group of Grade 7/8 students at Holy Name Catholic School demonstrated their learning of Advent and the Nativity using technology, coding, and visual art.  They created an interactive Nativity with a Makey Makey and simple computer programming using Scratch, a coding website.  Students made buttons for the Nativity, which...

St. Peter participates in Umbrella Project

December 11, 2019
The Umbrella Project is a teacher-led curriculum and school based program created to help teachers, students and parents reframe our perception of challenges and strengthen the skills of well-being to positively cope with the everyday stresses of life. St. Peter Catholic School is using their bulletin boards to show the Umbrella...

St. Gregory student wins local OPP & MADD contest

December 11, 2019
  This Fall, the Prince Edward County OPP partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Quite and the local LCBO stores in Prince Edward County to participate in the "Think of Me" Campaign. This campaign started in efforts to raise awareness in the Grade 4,5 & 6 classes across the province...

Holy Cross presents Little Shop of Horrors

November 12, 2019
BEWARE OF THE PLANT! Little Shop of Horrors Is Here!   "Feed me, Seymour!" The Holy Cross Arts Department proudly presents the hit Broadway musical, Little Shop of Horrors at the end of this month! The huge cast of students, as well as the members of our pit band, lighting crew,...

Holy Cross Honor Roll Presentation

November 11, 2019
On Wednesday November 6th, Holy Cross celebrated 269 students with having an over 80% average for the 2018-2019 school year. The highest overage all averages went to Grade 9 - Katie Everson, Grade 10 - Emma Saganowich and grade 11 was presented to Keegan Kelly. Holy Cross was honoured to have...

Beyond Classrooms - Students take over City Hall

October 28, 2019
  Students in Gail Ows' Grade 5 class at St. Martha Catholic School will be learning firsthand how important local government is while spending Local Government Week, October 21st to 25th, at Kingston City Hall.  The students' inquiry question for the week is "How does our City promote responsible government and active citizenship?"...

Come Alive Outside

October 25, 2019
The current generation of young people in the North America spends less time outside than any generation in history, and this growing disconnect between people and nature is leading to a wide range of social, public health and environmental issues.  As we look to a future in which more than 90%...

Georges Vanier Catholic School Celebrates 50 Years

September 25, 2019
On September 26, 2019 the Georges Vanier Catholic School community came together to celebrate 50 years in the community. Thank you to staff, parents, students, community members and special guests who joined for the celebration. Principal Tracze also welcomed another special guest, Patrick Schollard, who is a retired teacher who started...

Elementary School Golf Championship

September 25, 2019
​ The 8 th Annual Veterans Memorial Cup ALCDSB Elementary School Golf Championship was played on September 24, 2019 at Briar Fox Golf and Country Club in Marysville.  The team from Holy Rosary Catholic School in Belleville won the tournament with a score of 3 over par, narrowly defeating the second...

Loyola Belleville Opens New Location

September 23, 2019
​ On September 20, Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 161 Bridge Street West, Unit 5, beside Meta. Thank you to all special guests, students and staff for joining the celebration! Loyola serves the adult learner, students aged 18 years of...

Mr. Reilly & Kindergarten

June 27, 2019
​See below message from Jim Reilly, Caring & Safe Catholic Schools teacher who is retiring in June.   ​

Students collect items for Blessing Box

June 25, 2019
​ Mme. Dudka and her Blessing Box team have done a tremendous job this year on their social justice initiative.  The team collected items such as lotion, shampoo, body wash, etc. to be donated to Three Oaks Shelter and the Salvation Army.  Well done! First Collection: Three Oaks Oral Hygiene: 75 Soap/Bodywash: 99...

Holy Rosary Awarded 1,500 books!

May 13, 2019
  Holy Rosary Catholic School had applied for a $30 000 Literacy Fund Grant through Indigo Love of Reading Foundation, both this year and last.  Last year the school didn't place, but received feedback on how to improve the grant application this year.  They even added a video to go along with this year's application.  This year, Holy...

Rotary Club of Kingston Supports St. Francis of Assisi

May 10, 2019
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School submitted a  Grant Proposal to the Rotary Club of Cataraqui Kingston to see if they would be interested in   supporting a Literacy initiative at St. Francis of Assisi.  St. Francis of Assisi Library Resource Assistant, Janice Finkle had heard about the Dolly Parton Imagination Program.  This program's...

Regi Recognized for Students' Passion for Math

May 09, 2019
Dr. Bette Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award Each year, EQAO recognizes schools in Ontario that have effectively used data to support student learning. This year, the Dr. Bette Stephenson Recognition of Achievement is being presented to schools that have nurtured students' passion for math and led to academic success.   This...

NCC Presents Health & Wellness Day

May 06, 2019

To kick off Mental Health Week, Nicholson Catholic College students and staff came together to create a full day of fun, calming activities for the entire school. The Health and Wellness Day allowed students and staff to choose four sessions (conference style) that they were interested in. In preparation...

Regi Improv Team competes at Nationals

April 15, 2019
​ Emily hails from Kingston, Ont. where she attends Regiopolis Notre Dame Catholic High School. Her improv team is known as Regi-Gold. Her team had tight competition in the Kingston regional division. "We couldn't believe we actually won," says Emily. She's a natural performer — it's only her first year doing improv...

Skills Competition Qualifier Results

April 08, 2019
​ALCDSB was once again well represented at the qualifier skills competition held on Saturday, April 6 at St. Lawrence College.  Congratulations to Josh Howard (1st place) and Cole Schelven (2nd place), who have both qualified in culinary and will  move onto the provincial competition being held next month in Toronto. This...

Loyola's English as a Second Language Community

April 03, 2019
​ Article by Lindi Pierce Photographed by Daniel Vaughan County & Quinte Living The turn of a new year or those September back-to-school days challenge people to try something different, take on improved habits, turn over that new leaf. It’s exhilarating. Exhausting. Sometimes discouraging. But empowering. Consider what new beginnings entail...

Personal Support Worker Program at Loyola

March 21, 2019
​ For more information on Loyola programs, please visit: The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board’s Personal Support Worker program is run as a day program. Students get high school credits for it. It combines Health Technology Curriculum (3 courses) and 3 placements (3 co-op credits). To get the PSW Certificate,...

Holy Cross students take mission trip lessons to heart

March 13, 2019
​Students and staff from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School recently returned from their annual Mission Trip to Jamaica.  Read more about their experiences in the Kingston Whig Standard:

International Women's Day at Sacred Heart Marmora

March 12, 2019
​ Students and staff at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Marmora celebrated the successes of women during their 2nd Annual International Women's Day Conference on March 8.  Read more about the day in the Belleville Intelligencer:

School Made a Difference - Editorial about St. James Major

March 04, 2019
As I sit and reflect about my oldest child graduating from elementary school, I thought I would share may family's story and our experience at St. James Major Catholic School.  A school full of children should be surrounded by positivity and love, and that's what St. James Major has done for...

RND Catholic School Council Hosts a Free Screening- Open to All

February 26, 2019
​Over 18 - A documentary about the impact of online pornography on children. Over 18 is an examination of online pornography and its effects on children and youth. The goal is to educate parents on the realities of on-line pornography and propose solutions to help parents talk with their children about...

St. Theresa students gain experience in the trades

February 20, 2019
​On February 20, Grade 9 students from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School attended sessions at Sir James Whitney and Loyalist College to learn about careers in the trades. Grade 9 males attended Sir James Whitney for the morning to learn about careers in fields such as culinary, automotive, construction and more. ...

Green Energy Skills Challenge at Archbishop O'Sullivan

February 19, 2019
Grade 8 students at Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School show off their 'work in progress' as they prepare for the upcoming Elementary Skills Challenge for Green Energy. 

Food Sharing Project Poster Contest Winnters

December 14, 2018
Congratulations to the following students for their winning submissions to the Food Sharing Project Poster Contest! Raquel from Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School Madeleine from Archbishop Catholic School Pagie from St. Martha Catholic School Ike from St. Martha Catholic School Braelynd from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School Kristian from  Holy Cross Catholic...

St. Paul Catholic Secondary Presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

December 03, 2018

The ​St. Paul Catholic Secondary School Drama Department presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Tickets: Adults: $10 Under 13: $5 Dates: December 12-14 at 7:00 p.m. December 15 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or with school cash online 15 Tripp Blvd., Trenton 

St. Martha Students Deliver StopGap Ramps to Local Businesses

November 30, 2018

Last year, St. Martha students raised money for the StopGap Foundation through a milkshake fundraiser. This year, they're getting even more involved in this initiative that raises awareness about barriers in our built environment and provides ramps to local businesses.  On Monday, October 1 students Skyped with StopGap Founder, Luke...

RND presents Into the Woods, Dec. 5-8

November 26, 2018
RND presents Into the Woods, the award winning musical by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Plan to attend the staging of Into the Woods, a most challenging musical presented by a most talented cast of RND students. See your favourite fairy tale characters as you've never seen them before, as they...

Holy Cross Senior Football OFSAA Champions!

November 22, 2018

​ Congratulations to the Holy Cross Senior Football Team! The Holy Cross Crusaders won the OFSAA senior football championship in Ottawa on November 26, 2018. 

Holy Cross presents the hit Broadway musical, Disney's Newsies!

November 13, 2018

EXTRA! EXTRA! NEWSIES IS HERE! "Now is the time to seize the day!" The Holy Cross Arts Department proudly presents the hit Broadway musical, Disney's Newsies   at the end of this month! The cast of 53 students, as well as members of our pit band, lighting crew, art and...

NCC students view WWI display

November 09, 2018
​Nicholson Catholic College students had the opportunity to view Mr. McGlynn's great-grandfather's World War 1 display at NCC on Friday, November 9, in recognition of Remembrance Day. John Curran was killed in action following the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. The display features many of his documents and medals, awarded posthumously...

St. Paul Kingston students host Halloween event & raise money for United Way

November 01, 2018
Students at St. Paul Catholic School hosted a haunted maze and many other Halloween activities to fundraise for the United Way. 

Check it out on Global News Kingston: 

Loyola ESL Instructor Recognized

October 24, 2018
Barbara Dick, Belleville, ON The TESL Ontario Distinguished Contribution Award is designed to recognize and honour  particularly significant achievements and/or contributions to the advancement of the profession of English Language educators, the English language training sector and/or TESL Ontario.  TESL Ontario will consider up to 3 award recipients per year.

"Parenting: Navigating Everything" Event at Regi, Nov. 6 - All Welcome

October 24, 2018
​ The RND Catholic School Council is hosting an important presentation for parents on Tuesday, November 6th at 6:30pm in the Cafetorium. We all want the best for our kids but which parenting information do we choose?  With over 75,000 parenting books produced in the past 21-years and the many online...

Students design their own playground at Georges Vanier

October 19, 2018
From slides in the shape of leaves to stump seating, students at Georges Vanier Catholic School in Belleville are designing their own playground, as part of the Come Alive Outside Design Challenge.  The Come Alive Outside Design Challenge created the opportunity for teams of post-secondary and elementary school students to work together...

StopGap Foundation Inspires St. Martha Students

October 09, 2018
​ Last year, St. Martha students raised money for the StopGap Foundation through a milkshake fundraiser. This year, they're getting even more involved in this initiative that raises awareness about barriers in our built environment and provides ramps to local businesses.  On Monday, October 1 students Skyped with StopGap Founder, Luke...

7th Annual Veterans Memorial Cup Golf Championship

September 25, 2018
The golf team from St Joseph Catholic School in Belleville for the second year in a row captured the title at the 7 th Annual Veterans Memorial Cup Golf Championship.  Team members Reed Lazier, Madison Lees, Jacob Egas, and Jack Dever finished 2 under par, narrowly defeating the second place JJ...

Grade 8 Student serving as a Page at the Ontario Legislative Assembly

September 25, 2018
Page Program Adds Fuel to Political Fire for Youth- the Belleville Intelligencer

Joshua Chicoine, a Grade 8 student at Holy Rosary Catholic School in Belleville is currently serving as a page at the Ontario Legislative Assembly at Queen's Park in Ontario.  Joshua developed a true passion for politics when he...

Great start to the year at St. Patrick Catholic School, Harrowsmith

September 05, 2018
​ On the first day of school, CKWS News Kingston visited St. Patrick Catholic School to speak with students about their first day back to school.