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St. Theresa Catholic Secondary to celebrate 20 years, September 29, 2018

St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
April 16, 2018
​ Join us in celebrating St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School's 20th Anniversary on Saturday, September 29. 

NCC Students Explore Transportation Careers

Nicholson Catholic College
April 11, 2018
​ Mr. Hearn's Transportation SHSM students participated in a tour of Canada's first Japanese automobile manufacturing company located in Alliston. This amazing reach ahead activity offered the students a first-hand look  at one of the world's most efficient and environmentally friendly automotive manufacturing facilities. The students visited plant #1 (the Civic...

Thinkfast at Holy Cross a great success

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
March 26, 2018
​ Close to 50 Holy Cross students and staff took part in this year's overnight Thinkfast on March 23. Congratulations to them for fasting from food for 24 hours and for raising over $2300.00 for Catholic Dev't & Peace. During the fast, the students took part in various activities and games...

Catholic Girls League, Read

St. Mary Catholic School, Read
March 23, 2018

The Catholic Girls League in Read tries to promote the idea of giving back to their school, community and parish,  and that's exactly what they've been doing.  Within their parish, these girls help with CWL events, church services, and visiting the local nursing home. This year, students made Christmas cards for every...

Bogie and Marshall set to retire

St. John XXIII Catholic School
January 29, 2018
One of ALCDSB's best teachers is about to retire this year, but it's not a human teacher.
Meet Bogie, a labradoodle that has been reading with students for the past nine years. Bogie is a St. John Ambulance child therapy dog and loves reading with children.
Bogie and his...

Third Week of Advent at Holy Cross

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
December 18, 2017
Emma Smith, a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School's Student Leadership Class lights the third candle on their Advent Wreath. Members of Student Council also led the Prayer Service and joined Chaplaincy Leader Mr. Forster in an Advent Sing-a-long.  ​

St. Francis of Assisi receives donation from Rotary Club

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
November 17, 2017
Thank you to Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston for donating $7,500 to St. Francis of Assisi. This donation will be used to outfit the school servery for the breakfast program and purchase sports jerseys and shorts. 
For more information on the Rotary Auction:

Watch Vice-Principal Gencarelli and Jane from Rotary...

Reading to a furry friend

St. John XXIII Catholic School
November 13, 2017
​ Pictured above is Abbie, a Grade 1 student at St. John XXIII Catholic School reading to Marshall.  Accompanied by their owner, Marshall and his brother, Bogie, visit St. John XXIII Catholic School twice a week to be read to by students. This reading partnership allows student to gain confidence of...

Terry Fox inspires superheroes at Holy Name of Mary Catholic School

Holy Name of Mary Catholic School
October 18, 2017
​ On Friday, September 22 students and staff at Holy Name of Mary Catholic School participated in their annual Terry Fox Run. Each year their goal is to raise around $650, and this year was no different. The school set out to raise $650 to support cancer research.  However, this year,...

6th Annual Golf Championship

St. Joseph Catholic School
October 05, 2017

On October 3, 2017 under sunny skies 110 students from 19 schools competed in the 6th Annual ALCDSB Veterans Memorial Cup Elementary School Golf Championship at Briar Fox Golf Club in Marysville.  The team from St Joseph Catholic School in Belleville capture this years title with an impressive mixed...

Be Bold, Go for Gold at St. Michael Catholic School

St. Michael Catholic School
September 26, 2017
​ ​Be Bold, Go for Gold! St. Michael Catholic School community is wearing gold and raising awareness for childhood cancer. A student at St. Michael's is currently battling cancer and students want to raise awareness and support their classmate. In addition to wearing gold on Monday, September 25, all students and staff painted...

St. John XXIII welcomes meditation instructors for International Day of Peace

St. John XXIII Catholic School
September 21, 2017
​   On Thursday, September 21 St. John XXIII Catholic School community welcomed meditation instructors to teach students how to meditate. As a PeaceQuest school, St. John XXIII Catholic School students participate each year in some type of peaceful activity.

St. Patrick Erinsville wins plastic bag grab challenge in Ontario

St. Patrick Catholic School, Erinsville
June 26, 2017
Congratulations to St. Patrick C.S. (Erinsville) for receiving first place in Ontario in the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab Challenge. The school will be awarded $1,000 that can be used toward an environmental project or initiative. This prize will be received in early September.   "We are thinking about adding paths through our...

St. Peter Catholic School recognized for their committment to physical activity

St. Peter Catholic School, Trenton
June 21, 2017
St. Peter Catholic School, Trenton has been recognized for their efforts to prioritize physical activity in their school community. As recipients of the Hero of Play contest, Canadian Tire and the Canadian Olympic Committee sponsored an Ultimate Play Day, with 10 outdoor activities, such as Capture the Flag, soccer baseball, relay...

John Gerretsen Award Winner

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
June 20, 2017
​Congratulations to Jacob Laframboise, a student at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary school for receiving the John Gerretsen award. The John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award aims to support young leaders as they strive to develop their potential: to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and leadership style; to set worthy personal goals; and to...

Crusaders in Community Service sing at local retirement home

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
June 02, 2017
​ Each month students and staff from the Crusaders in Community Service (CICS) visit the Rosewood Retirement Home, where they have organized a social hour and sing-a-long with the residents of the home. CICS is a student organization dedicated to serving those in need, both within our local community and beyond....

Holy Cross Hosts International Fair

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
May 31, 2017
On Tuesday, May 30 the Holy Cross Catholic School community hosted an International Food Fair – with food, music, traditional attire and décor inspired from various countries around the world. International food and décor filled the front lobby, and students had the opportunity to taste food from Mexico, China, Jamaica, Portugal,...

RND student receives bursary for Loyola program

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School & Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education
May 23, 2017
​ Congratulations to Braydynna, a grade 12 student at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Loyola PSW Bursary. As the winner of the bursary, her tuition will be paid in full. The Personal Support Worker Program at Loyola School of Adult & Continuing Education is...

Students showcase robotics work

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
May 12, 2017
​ Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School  has been doing a lot over the past year to introduce students to coding and programming, and had the opportunity to showcase their hard work to the community.  These skills are rapidly becoming recognized for their importance as future employability skills, as well as for...

J.J O'Neill Hair Cut-a-thon raises over $600

J.J O'Neill Catholic School
May 11, 2017
On May 10, the J.J. O'Neill Catholic School community came together to raise awareness for childhood cancer, and even cut their hair to do so! This hair was donated and will be made into wigs for those who lose their hair due to cancer. Over $600 was raised through the sale...

Students raise funds for local & international needs

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
May 08, 2017
​Each year students and staff from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School come together to raise money for Chalice and their local breakfast program. To keep track of donations from each class, students created a thermometre poster outside of each classroom. Donations were brought in through various fun days and initiatives,...

Student led almsgiving project donates to Kingston Humane Society

St. Martha Catholic School
May 03, 2017
​ On April 26, Paul Coulter's grade 7/8 class presented a cheque to the Kingston Humane Society after their class led an almsgiving fundraiser project. As a class, through student led initiatives, the grade 7/8's were able to raise $1,021.20 as part of their almsgiving fundraiser.  This is the first year...

Students explore Museum of Health Care

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.
May 03, 2017
Beyond Classrooms Kingston moves teachers and their classrooms into community museums, art galleries and community sites for an entire week. The host site becomes an extension of the teahcer's classroom, where he or she can help students enhance their literacy, critical thinking and problem solving skills, in an authentic environment. During...

St. Paul Students Spring into Shape!

St. Paul Catholic School, Kingston
April 27, 2017
'Spring into Shape' during the month of April was created to improve the well-being of the St. Paul community by focusing on health/fitness and nutrition.  Back in the fall, a group of 4 Grade 8 girls and Sonja O'Meara put in a proposal for a SpeakUP grant. The proposal was to improve the well-being...

St. Peter CS celebrates funds raised for almsgiving project

St. Peter Catholic School Trenton
April 24, 2017
​Laughter and cheering filled the gymnasium of St. Peter Catholic School on Friday, April 21 as the school community came together to celebrate raising funds for their almsgiving project. St. Peter Catholic School community set a goal to raise $1,000 to donate to the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation. They surpassed their...

NCC Musicians record at Pinnacle Music

Nicholson Catholic College
April 12, 2017
​ A group of NCC musicians and students in the Information Communication Technology SHSM program attended a music recording workshop at Pinnacle Music. The students are in the process of editing music videos for multiple recordings. The session was made possible by the ICT SHSM Experiential Learning Funding. Click here to...

Holy Cross ThinkFast a Great Success

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
April 10, 2017
​ This year's Thinkfast at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School was a great success with over 40 students and staff giving up food for 25 hours and raising over $1,600 in pledge money. This money will be donated to victims of the famine in South Sudan through the Catholic Development &...

St. James Major Destination Imagination Teams

St. James Major
April 10, 2017
​ St. James Major Destination Imagination teams, the Lightning Busters and ALL CAPs advanced to Provincial in Toronto on April 3.  Last year, St. James advanced to the Global Tournament in Tennessee with community support.  The Destination Imagination program is a fun, hands-on system of learning that fosters students' creativity, courage and...

St. Michael school community fundraises for Ronald McDonald House

St. Michael Catholic School
April 05, 2017
As part of their lenten service, St. Michael Catholic School community will be fundraising this week for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald McDonald Houses provide families a place to stay while their children are being treated at nearby hospitals. This charity relieves the burden of travel and accommodations during these difficult times. One of St. Michael's students, Marlow,...

Grade 8 Students Create Museum Exhibit in Classroom

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School
February 17, 2017
​ Mrs. Carlin-Adam's Grade 8 class at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School has created a history museum right in their classroom. The museum has five exhibits, showcasing groups of people that have experiences discrimination that are part of the Grade 8 curriculum. On February 16 & 17, other classes...

Students Show Mercy at School, Home & in the Community

St. Martha Catholic School, Kingston
January 30, 2017
​ At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis, in his letter Misericordia et  misera, emphasized the importance of continuing to live mercy in our daily lives : "The Holy Year, [was} a time rich in mercy, which must continue to be celebrated and lived out in our communities....

Grade 7 student wins provincial essay contest

St. Michael Catholic School
January 25, 2017
Congratulations to St. Michael Catholic School Grade 7 student, Jada, her for winning submission to the Grocery Foundation Agents of Change Gala Contest. ​ The Grocery Foundation is a non-profit foundation that helps to ensure children and youth in Ontario have access to proper nutrition while at school. This foundation is...

St. Mary Read students focus on spirit, body & mind

St. Mary Catholic School, Read
January 23, 2017
On Friday, January 20 students at St. Mary Catholic School in Read came together for a day of activities to learn about Mental Health and Wellness. Students were able to learn about mental health and wellness and how to manage stress. They attended Mass in the morning at Holy Name of...

St. Paul Catholic Secondary Welcomes Dr. Carney

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School
January 17, 2017
On January 16, St. Paul Catholic Secondary School welcomed guest speaker Dr. Pat Carney, Provincial Mental Health Lead (Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board).  Dr. Carney spoke to grade 7-12 students about mental wellness and resiliency.  Dr. Carney shared his insights on four cultural epidemics that are all about self-regulations: poor...

Our Lady of Lourdes students create 10 minute claymation movie

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
January 09, 2017
​ Students from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School have created a ten minute claymation movie, made up of about 10,000 photos. Junior and intermediate classes contributed, totally about 125 students working in pairs on iPads. The project started in September, with ALCDSB itinerant arts teacher, Mr. Ivits. Over the past few...

Holy Cross students deliver food hampers to deserving families

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
December 20, 2016
Students and staff at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School received some very generous and heartfelt donations this year to the Grade 11 & 12 collection for Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts in Haiti, as well as the Grade 9 & 10 collection for the Salvation Army Christmas hampers. On Monday, December 19...

St. Patrick Catholic School Kingston Christmas Mannequin Challenge

St. Patrick Catholic School, Kingston
December 19, 2016
​ At their annual Christmas lunch, St. Patrick Catholic School presented their Christmas Mannequin Challenge to guests.   

Ecole catholique Cathedrale students spend week at Bellevue House

Ecole Catholique Cathedrale
December 05, 2016
​ Mark Kyte’s Grade 6/7 students from Ecole Catholique Cathedrale spent a full week learning at Bellevue House National Historic Site starting on Nov. 28th. 
The students participated in Beyond Classrooms Kingston’s first programming week at Bellevue House National Historic Site.  The National Historic Site commemorates Canada's First Prime Minister, Sir John...

NCC international students visit Ottawa

Nicholson Catholic College
December 02, 2016
On November 29, Nicholson Catholic College's international students and student council visited Ottawa, as part of an initiative to try to provide international students with more opportunities to create relationships with their Canadian counterparts and promote cultural awareness and understanding. Students visited Parliament and were fortunate enough to be greeted by our...

St. Paul Catholic Students Create Lip Dub for Anti-Bullying Awareness

St. Paul Catholic School, Kingston
November 25, 2016
​ As part of Anti-Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, students and staff at St. Paul Catholic School came together to create a fun Lip Dub video to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying. With only two days to plan, rehearse and create, students and staff pulled off an excellent video, using the songs,...

NCC hosts Culture Day

Nicholson Catholic College
November 17, 2016
​ As part of their anti-bullying awareness week, Nicholson Catholic College students hosted a Culture day to promote inclusivity among all students, Canadian and international students. The Culture day, which was a joint effort between NCC Peer Mentors and International students, included food dishes from Brazil, Japan, China, Spain, Mexico, Canada...

Tony Melendez inspires students

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
November 10, 2016
​Many schools across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have had the opportunity to hear from powerful speaker, Tony Melendez. On November 10, Tony visited Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and shared his presentation on "Mercy: Created in God's Image." A thalidomide baby, Tony was born without arms because...

Connecting students with government

St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
November 08, 2016
​ On Thursday, Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis hosted teachers Teressa Krentz and Sean Simpson, along with their Grade 10 Civics class from St. Theresa  Catholic Secondary School, at parliament hill. The group were given a tour of parliament and had the opportunity to meet and speak with the U.S....

St. Joseph Catholic School selected as 1 of 150 locations for tulip garden

St. Joseph Catholic School
October 27, 2016
​ St. Joseph Catholic School has been chosen as one of 150 locations across Canada to plant a tulip garden in celebration of Canada's 150 th birthday in 2017. On October 27, the St. Joseph Catholic School community came together to plant the 1,000 red and white tulips in the shape...

Sacred Heart Marmora welcomes award winning author

Sacred Heart Catholic School Marmora
October 07, 2016
​ On Thursday, October 6 staff and students at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Marmora welcomed award winning author Eric Walters. He spoke to students about his many travels and adventures researching material for his books. Eric has written over 106 books and is a tremendous advocate for social justice, particularly...

St. Theresa Welcomes Belleville Native, Phil Pallen

St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
September 28, 2016
Although he's from Belleville, Celebrity Brand expert Phil Pallen has travelled all over the world to share his entrepreneur work in brand strategies. On Wednesday, September 28 Phil made a special trip home to Belleville to present to St. Theresa students, and encourage them to think big with their careers after...

Sacred Heart Wolfe Island students chat with Paralympic Cyclist

Sacred Heart Wolfe Island Catholic School
September 23, 2016
Students in French class at Sacred Heart Wolfe Island have been learning about the Paralympic games and following the coverage. On September 23, the class had the opportunity to chat with a medalist. Students had a FaceTime session with Paralympic cyclist, Tristen Chernove from British Columbia.  Tristen Chernove won a gold,...

Schools celebrate International Day of Peace

Nicholson Catholic College
September 21, 2016
Schools throughout the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board are celebrating the International Day of Peace, a da​y designated by the United Nations to commemorate peace through education and public awareness. At Nicholson Catholic College, students spent the lunch hour eating pizza as a school community and playing soccer games...

A-Head Start for grade 9 students

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
August 30, 2016
While most students were enjoying their last week of summer break, over 275 grade 9 students were participating in the A-Head Start program at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School. The program not only refreshes math skills and develops literacy skills, it allows students to transition into secondary school more smoothly. The...

ALCDSB students participating in Kingston WritersFest

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School & St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
August 24, 2016
Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School - Megan Erb was in grade 10 last year at RND when she was chosen as one of two talented students who are involved with Pathways for Education to be mentored by a local writer. Megan had the opportunity to be mentored by Susan Olding, a...

ALCDSB students receive silver certifications from Ophea

Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School & Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholig High School
June 16, 2016
​ Congratulations to Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School and Archbishop O’Sullivan Catholic School for their Ophea Healthy Schools certification.

The Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (Ophea) celebrates schools for planning and taking action to address health topics such as physical activity, mental health, and healthy eating, while promoting well-being amongst...

Students use iPads to create animated films

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, St. Patrick Catholic School Harrowsmith, and St. Patrick Catholic School Kingston
June 13, 2016
​ Students from Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Patrick Kingston and St. Patrick Harrowsmith Catholic Schools are learning about animation and have even produced their own 'claymation' videos.  Steve Ivits, art teacher, started teaching students in late February about the 12 principles of animation from Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas (Disney...

St. Theresa students walk one mile for Parkinson's Disease

St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
June 10, 2016
This spring, Harry McMurtry is walking 500 miles from New York City to Toronto to raise money for Parkinson's research. On June 10, on his way to Toronto, Harry stopped at St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, where students joined Harry and his team for one mile. Students, staff and Harry's team...

Nicholson Crusaders take home gold at boys soccer championship

Nicholson Catholic College
June 08, 2016
​ Congratulations to the Nicholson Crusaders, who took home the provincial gold medal at the OFSAA A boys soccer championship. The Crusaders defeated Heritage Christian School 5-4 on June 5 in Windsor. Impenetrable Nicks win OFSAA soccer crown - Belleville Intelligencer

St. Joseph students add a peace pole to court yard

St. Joseph Catholic School
June 06, 2016
Each year the Grade 8 class at St. Joseph Catholic School come together to work on a Legacy Project. This year, Mrs. Bonin's class decided to add a Peace Pole in their court yard for their legacy project. The class worked with a local business owner, John Campbell from Quinte Welding,...

St. Joseph students raise money for Alzheimer's Society

St. Joseph Catholic School
June 02, 2016
​ Ms. Bonin's Grade 8 class at St. Joseph Catholic School keep a positive outlook by making a difference in the lives of others - and they did just that on May 29. As part of their legacy project these students were  the ambassador class for the "Walk for Alzheimer's" Hastings...

HC student encourages others to learn about stem cell donation

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
May 30, 2016
​ On Friday, May 27, Mackenzie Curran held a stem cell drive at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, encouraging fellow students to learn about stem cell donation. Alongside OneMatch Cell and Marrow Network and Canadian Blood Services, Mackenzie organized a day where students were able to visit a variety of stations...

École Catholique Cathédral Water Walk

École Catholique Cathédral
May 27, 2016
Did you know that only one percent of the world's water supply is potable water? On May 25, Mr. Kyte's Grade 6/7 class from École Catholique Cathédral participated in a Water Walk to raise awareness and money for communities in Tanzania who lack access to potable water. Their goal was to...

​Fun at the 2016 Quinte Children's Water Festival

St. Michael Catholic School, St. Joseph Catholic School
May 26, 2016
On May 26, students in Grades 3/4, 4 and 4/5 from across the region participated in the 2016 Quinte Children's Water Festival held at the Batawa Ski Hill. Students took part in nearly 35 activity centres combining interactive, hands-on learning opportunities for students to 'soak up' knowledge on water conservation and...

NCC Relay for Life raises $30,000

Nicholson Catholic College
May 20, 2016
From sunshine to downpours of rain, nothing could stop the 2016 NCC Relay for Life teams achieve their goals. On May 19 from noon to midnight, over 200 Nicholson Catholic College students participated in various events for their 2016 Relay for Life. Twenty-five teams of about 10 students each set out...

Walk, Wheel or Bus to School

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
May 20, 2016
​ On May 18 th Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School students participated in a "Walk, Wheel or Bus" to school event. This event was designed to promote healthy active living and was jointly sponsored by Holy Cross' Students' Council, Green Team, Wellness Team and the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public...

Canadian Author/Illustrator visits St. Michael Catholic School

St. Michael Catholic School
May 13, 2016
On Friday, May 13, St. Michael Catholic School was excited to welcome author/illustrator Doretta Groenendyk to present to Grade 3-5 students. St. Michael Catholic School submitted an application as part of the TD Canadian Children's Book Week 2016 to host an author and were pleased to have been selected to participate...

Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education receives award

Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education
May 12, 2016
​On Thursday May 5, 2016 Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education received a Community Champion for Mental Health and Hope Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association Hastings and Prince Edward Branch as part of their 30 th Anniversary celebration.  Loyola Department Head for the Belleville site accepted the award...

St. Paul Falcons raise funds for Canadian Red Cross

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School (Trenton)
May 11, 2016
St. Paul Catholic School gives their heart and a hand up for Fort McMurray residents: The giant wildfire is no longer destroying Fort McMurray, but it has taken a great toll on the City.  On May 11 th , St. Paul Catholic School came together to raise money for the damage...

Inuit Games at Sacred Heart Batawa

Sacred Heart Catholic School Batawa
May 06, 2016
On May 6, Sacred Heart Catholic School Batawa students participated in the first annual Inuit Games. Students at Sacred Heart Catholic School Batawa are organized into ten houses- Quinte, Hercules, Severn, Algonquin, St. James, St. Francis, Bata, Boomerang, Bleasdell and Lakeshore- and each house rotated through various events. Earlier this year...

Students assist ducks in 7th annual Duck Walk

St. John XXIII Catholic School
May 05, 2016
​ On May 5, students and staff at St. John XXIII Catholic School created a human hallway from their school court yard for a mother duck and her ducklings to safely travel to a local creek. For the past seven years, a duck has flown into the school's court yard to...

Demonstrating Faith in Action at Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School

Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School
May 04, 2016
Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School demonstrates Faith in Action by helping a family that was sponsored by St. Paul the Apostle Church.  The Maree family arrived in Kingston earlier this year and it was a great opportunity for students and staff to help out.   Students   held  fundraisers such as spirit days,...

Regi Mental Health Ambassadors welcome The Jack Project

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
May 04, 2016
On May 2 Regiopolis-Notre Dame students had the opportunity to participate in a Jack Talk – the only national network of young leaders who travel to schools to transform discussions of mental health. RND Mental Health Ambassadors welcomed Alexis Lahorra and Tabatha Whitney from the Jack Project, who shared their experience...

St. Paul's Soap for Hope campaign a record breaking success

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School
May 02, 2016
​ St. Paul’s Annual Lenten Soap for Hope campaign was a record-breaking success. The Grade 7/8 student council  motivated the entire school throughout Lent, resulting in a grand total of bars of soap being collected. Every year, St. Paul’s collects bars of soap for Dr. Andrew Simone's Canadian Food for Children...

Students weave milk bags for mats

St. Patrick Catholic School Harrowsmith
April 29, 2016
​ Last year, students at St. Patrick Catholic School (Harrowsmith) collected over 8,000 bags and sent them on to Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board, where they were woven into mats for eboli victims. The mats last up to 20 years and repel insects and scorpions. This year, the school decided to make...

Holy Cross CSS and RND achieve Gold standing at NYC Music Festival

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School & Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
April 28, 2016
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is extremely proud of both the Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School music departments for their recent acievements at the Heritage Music Festival at the Riverside Cathedral in New York City.  The Regiopolis-Notre Dame band received a Gold standing...

Students perform stand-up comedy in front of peers

St. Michael Catholic School
April 26, 2016
​ On April 26, grade 7 and 8 students mustered up the courage to perform in front of their peers as part of the St. Michael Catholic School Comedy Showcase. The Comedy Showcase was part of the Happiness at School Project, which is a learning experience that incorporates mental health and...

Holy Cross Student wins in Student Video Contest

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
April 18, 2016
Congratulations to Grade 11 Holy Cross student Ryan Murray who won third place in the Ontario Ministry of Labour's 2015-2016 "Student Video Contest". Ryan received provincial recognition for his two minute Public Service Announcement television commercial on the topic of "Working Safely On The Job". Ryan used his creativity to develop...

Student Voice at St. John XXIII Catholic School

St. John XXIII Catholic School
April 11, 2016
Students at St. John XXIII Catholic School are part of a unique student council that incorporates student voice into all aspects of their school community. Student council at St. John XXIII Catholic School has five positions – Prime Minister, Deputy Minister, Environment Minister, Health and Wellness Minister and Social Justice Minister...

Mental Health & Wellness Day a Huge Success at St. Carthagh

St. Carthagh Catholic School & Sacred Heart Catholic School (Marmora)
April 06, 2016
On April 6, grades 6,7,8 students from St. Carthagh Catholic School (Tweed) and Sacred Heart Catholic School (Marmora) participated in a Mental Health and Wellness Day. The half day included six stations around St. Carthagh Catholic School; these included zumba, a presentation from Canadian Mental Health, restorative circle, drumming, meditation and...

St. Joseph Students raise $772 for Autism Awareness

St. Joseph Catholic School
April 04, 2016
On April 4, St. Joseph Catholic School was excited to welcome guests from Autism Ontario to come to speak to students about Autism Awareness. During the presentations, students were able to learn about autism, being inclusive of other students with autism and how to be a friend to everyone within their...

Archbishop O'Sullivan Skypes Chris Hadfield

Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School
March 23, 2016
​ On March 22, students at Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School had the opportunity to ask Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut questions about space and his experience as an astronaut. Last month, students had the opportunity to join in on a virtual classroom, where students from across Canada were able to watch Chris...

St. Michael Catholic School comes together for student at Ronald McDonald House

St. Michael Catholic School
March 11, 2016
  O n Thursday, March 10 St. Michael Catholic School was filled with students and staff wearing PJs to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Toronto. Together, the school raised $3,000  to support Ronald McDonald House. ​This fundraiser was in honour of St. Michael grade 1 student, Marlow who...

Tour for Humanity bus stops at Regi

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
March 11, 2016
​ On March 9, students at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School had the opportunity to visit the Tour for Humanity bus. The Tour for Humanity bus is a 30-seat classroom on wheels outfitted with floor-to-ceiling screens and a high-tech video system that along with a presenter delivered a serious message. Students...

St. Paul Catholic Secondary Students participate in annual Thinkfast

St. Paul Catholic Secondary School
March 07, 2016
​ St. Paul Catholic Secondary School students participated in their annual Thinkfast to raise funds for the Catholic Organization for Development and Peace on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  They stayed overnight at the school and went without solid foods for 24 hours to demonstrate solidarity with the poor and raised $1769.80...

Kindergarten students cook with local chefs

St. Gregory Catholic School
February 26, 2016
​   On February 25 Mrs. Farrington and Mrs. Chapman's kindergarten students were invited to join local chefs to learn how to make pizza.​ Chef Michael and Chef Scott showed students how to roll dough and add toppings to pizzas. After a demonstration from the chefs, each student made their own personal...

Gold Medal-Winning Olympian speaks to students

Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
February 19, 2016
​ Gold Medal-Winning Goalie with the Women's Olympic Hockey Team Sami Jo Small visited Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School to speak to students in two sessions about being the best you can be no matter the situation. Sami Jo spoke to the students about her life growing up and her passion...

"I Care" at St. Martha's

St. Martha Catholic School
February 18, 2016
​ Staff and students at St. Martha Catholic School celebrated "I Care" week by engaging in a number of activities focused on creating and maintaining a positive school climate. Students learned how they could care for themselves, others and the environment.  The students learned the importance of showing respect and living...

RND Cheer team named Grand Champions

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
February 12, 2016
​ The Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High Cheer team competed in the Intermediate Senior Co-Ed Division at the Big East Blast this past weekend, in Ottawa.  They placed first in their division and also won Grand Champions with the highest score of all the school teams at the competition.  The RND team...

Knights flip for students at J.J. O'Neil

J.J. O'Neill Catholic School
February 10, 2016
​ Knights of Columbus Council #7883 flipped pancakes for students and staff at J.J. O'Neill Catholic School during Pancake Tuesday. The Knights have been a regular presence in the school promoting poster contests, the annual Free Throw Competition, provided financial support and most recently they came and made pancakes for the...

Students take part in virtual classroom with Chris Hadfield

Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School
February 05, 2016
  Schools across Canada were invited to join a virtual classroom conversation with Chris Hadfield, a retired Canadian astronaut who was the first Canadian to walk in space. Students of all grades at Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School had the opportunity to listen to a question and answer session with Chris Hadfield....

Students take part in Genius Hour

St. John XXIII Catholic School
February 02, 2016
​ Every Tuesday students in Mrs. Cuthbert-Brown's grade 5/6 class participate in Genius Hour. It is a time when students are permitted to inquire about whatever it is they want to explore, learn, or create; a time when they learn about what interests them, their passions, and take control of their...

Author visits St. Paul's

St. Paul Catholic School
January 28, 2016
​ As part of Literacy week, Canadian Author and Environmentalist Dr. Frank Glew came to St. Paul Catholic School, Kingston to speak to students about literacy, his love of nature, his concern for the environment and the writing process. Dr. Glew read his newest book "Melissa's Magnificent Message" about a worker...

Celebrating Family Literacy Day

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School
January 27, 2016
​ St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School celebrated Family Literacy Day by hosting its annual Book Exchange along with inviting many community members into the school to share their favourite books/readings with staff and students.    Throughout the previous week, students brought in books from home that they no longer read in order to exchange...

Students raise funds for Down Syndrome

Mother Tereasa Catholic School
January 27, 2016
​The Student Leadership team at Mother Teresa Catholic School presented a cheque to Mrs. Matthey, a representative from the Kingston Down Syndrome Association earlier this month.  The team raised $400 as part of their Advent activities which included selling paper ornaments that could be dedicated to someone special and placed on...

Beat the Exam Blues at Regi

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
January 21, 2016
This week Regiopolis Notre-Dame students are able to enjoy various activities throughout the school during their lunch hour in efforts to de-stress and relax before exam week. The student ambassadors say the activities are nothing extravagant, but are light and fun to remind students to be mindful of how they're feeling...

Kindergarten Meditation at St. Gregory

St. Gregory Catholic School
January 15, 2016
​Ms. Farrington, a kindergarten teacher at St. Gregory Catholic School has introduced meditation to her class through a book called "Peacful Piggy Meditation" and says it has been a huge success! The class began meditation to calm their bodies after recess and prepare them for afternoon activities. The children love the...

Christmas cheer comes to St. Gregory

St. Gregory Catholic School
December 17, 2015
​ On December 9, St. Gregory Catholic School in Picton held a matinee and evening Christmas concert involving students in grades JK to 5. The concert was organized by Anne Arcand, a stellar volunteer at St. Gregory. The students enhanced the Christmas story by singing songs to accompany the scenes. Parents...

St. Patrick Catholic School Welcomes Community for Christmas Lunch

St. Patrick Catholic School, Kingston
December 15, 2015
​ On Dec. 11 St Patrick Catholic School staff and students hosted their annual Christmas lunch, welcoming members of the school board, city dignitaries, volunteers, and community members. Students at St. Patrick Catholic worked hard to prepare the gymnasium with beautiful Christmas decorations for the Christmas lunch.   Thank you to...

Mary Poppins comes to Regiopolis-Notre Dame

Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School
December 14, 2015
​ A childhood favourite for many, this story of love, hope and family was on stage from December 9 th to 12 th at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School in Kingston. Plans for this production involving over 150 grades 9-12 students plus two elementary students began the second week of September....

Motivational Speaker Inspires St. Theresa Catholic Secondary students

St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
December 04, 2015
​ A motivational speaker that was born with no arms presented to St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School on December 2.  Alvin Law, from Calgary, Alberta has traveled around the world, speaking to groups about his background, challenges, and accomplishments.  While Law said he does more corporate speeches now, he said he...

Our Amazing Journey Beyond the Classroom

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School
December 03, 2015
We are Ms. Fraser's Grade 7 class from St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School in Kingston and we are rock stars!  Our class had the unique opportunity to visit Miller Museum of Geology on Queen's Campus for a whole week at the end of November.  This opportunity was made possible by the...

Vocations are a Gift

Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
November 26, 2015
​ Students and staff at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Belleville expressed their appreciation to Father Benedict Ubani of St. Michael's Parish during their monthly school mass in November.  Father Ben has worked with the Fatima community in celebrating a variety of opportunities for faith development.  He has recently...

Visible Thinking and Breaking Down Stereotypes

Holy Rosary Catholic School and St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School
November 15, 2015
​ On October 26, grade 10 Drama and grade 12 Religion students from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School delivered a presentation to the grade 3-8 classes at Holy Rosary Catholic School about First Nations, Metis, and Inuit (FNMI) stereotypes. The St. Theresa students spent 6 weeks participating in a Collaborative Inquiry...

Grade 7/8 students attend We Day in Ottawa

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
November 13, 2015
​ Grade 7/8 students in Mrs. Young's class at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School have been busy making a difference and inspiring change through their Free the Children campaigns as a We Act classroom. The students studied different social justice topics and have become well-versed in the Me to We initiatives. The class...
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