May 28, 2019
Holy Cross will be participating in an online school survey for parents and guardians called the OurSCHOOL Parent Survey. We invite you to review the information below, and complete the survey using the login information provided. Who: All parents and/or guardians of students in grades 9-12. When: May 13 th ,...
May 22, 2019
The 2019/2020 School Year Calendar has now been approved. To view the full calendar: 2019-2020 ALCDSB School Year Calendar .pdf
Please note the following dates: First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Christmas Break - Monday, December 23, 2019 - Friday, January 3, 2020 March Break -...
May 09, 2019
The ALCDSB offers a range of FSL programs which focus on the development of communication skills taught in authentic, meaningful contexts. All of our programs reflect the Ontario Ministry of Education's Vision for FSL: Students in English-language school boards have the confidence and ability to use French effectively...
May 06, 2019
Students on the Holy Cross Technological Education Department's bus trip to the 2019 Skills Ontario Competition tomorrow, Tuesday, May 7th are reminded to be on time for the 7 am departure.
March 21, 2019
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...
March 20, 2019
See attached letter for PT Interview booking instructions and timelines!
March 01, 2019
If you are interested in putting your name forward for consideration at the ALCDSB student trustee for 2019-20, please carefully read the attached poster.
February 19, 2019
Catholic Education Week
May 6-11, 2019
During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...
January 08, 2019
Please see the attached document for the recently updated January 2019 semester 1 examination schedule. Once again, all exams have been pushed forward by one day. Exams re-scheduled for Tuesday January 29th have now been moved to Wednesday January 30th and exams originally re-scheduled for Wednesday January 30th have been moved to...
December 10, 2018
December 10- Update from Kingston Police Investigation Continuing into Threats against Local Schools The threats made to several local schools on December 5 and 6, 2018 has been investigated by the Kingston Police. They have been found to be unsubstantiated and no actual danger existed at any of the schools...
November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...
October 08, 2018
Interested in taking a Dual Credit course at St. Lawrence College while you are still a secondary school student? There are 25 courses offered during the Winter 2019 semester. Some courses offered include: Addictions, Carpentry, Media and the Arts, Make-Up, Marketing, and Electrician, to name a few. And they are free!!! Come...
October 04, 2018
The Holy Cross Spirit Shop is open every Tuesday & Wednesday during lunch. Please check the school calendar for days of operation.
September 13, 2018
Science and math tutoring will be held in the Learning Commons after school every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:30. See you there!
September 10, 2018
Parents and Guardians, please see the attached letter from the Holy Cross student leadership group regarding this Fridays grade 9 activity day. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school. The letter will also be sent home via school messenger.
August 23, 2018
Please see the attached document for back to school information. This information has also been sent home via school messenger to the email address that the school has on file.
May 16, 2018
See attached for full details. August 14: 12pm-3pm , August 16,21,23: 9am-3pm , August 27,28: 9am-2pm , August 29,30: 3pm-8pm, August 31: 9am-11am
May 09, 2018
Please see below a memo from the Education Quality and Accountability Office about the creation of the EQAO Student Advisory Committee, whose role will be to represent the student voice in the agency's activities. Students who will be in Grade 7 to Grade 12 next school year are invited to apply.
April 17, 2018
Please see the attached pdf for the information provided in the graduates assembly on April 17th, 2018.
March 20, 2018
On March 21st, the early Report Cards for Grades 9 – 12 students will be distributed in homeroom classes. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, March 28th, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
Each parent-teacher conference is scheduled for ten minutes, and must be booked...
January 11, 2018
Session 2: Parenting Youth in a Time of Transition: How to help prepare them for managing life stress. Dr. Susan Buchanan, Ph.D., C. Psych. Thursday February 8 th , 2018, at 7:00pm , Holy Cross Lecture Theatre. Dr. Buchanan is a Clinical Psychologist with the Maple Family Health...
November 10, 2017
See attached for details.
November 08, 2017
2018-19 applications are open! Minister's Student Advisory Council Students in grades 7 – 12 at publicly funded schools are eligible to apply. The application form
is available at ontario.ca/speakup . The Minister's Student Advisory Council (MSAC)
is a group of
approximately 60 students who come from
publicly funded schools...
October 02, 2017
On October 12 th , the early Report Cards for Grades 9 – 12 students will be distributed in homeroom classes. Parent-teacher interviews are scheduled for Thursday, October 18 th , from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 24 th , from 6:30 to...
September 11, 2017
The School Council is parent volunteers working in
collaboration with school staff and administration
to enhance the student experience and education
at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. All parents are
welcome! The first meeting of the year will take
place on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm in the Learning Commons. ...
August 22, 2017
KFL&A Public Health, in partnership with local community agencies, is pleased to announce the launch of a KFL&A Parenting Campaign. Please see attached for details.
July 10, 2017
Semester 2 report cards are available for pickup in the main office at the school beginning July 11th. The main office is open from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. Monday to Thursday all summer except for the week of August 7-11 (board shutdown), when the school will be closed. If you have questions, please give us...
June 23, 2017
Please see attached for information about summer hours for the Uniform Shop.
June 06, 2017
See attached for details.
May 30, 2017
Holy Cross French students traveled to Montreal on May 26th, to see the new Cirque du Soleil show 'Volta'. Everyone enjoyed the show and an opportunity to practice their French skills!
May 24, 2017
Sara Doyle and Kort Clifford, members of the 2016/17 Holy Cross Students' Council presented to the ALCDSB trustees and senior administration on Tuesday May 23rd, in Napanee. The topic was transitions to Holy Cross for incoming grade 9 students and their talk highlighted the various initiatives that exist to make our newest Crusaders...
May 22, 2017
June 6th, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre.
May 09, 2017
Nominate an outstanding individual for the City of Kingston 2017 Civic Awards Program: the Mayor's Awards for Youth Volunteerism and First Capital Distinguished Citizen / Honourable Achievement Awards.
New this year - a scholarship program has been introduced for the Mayor's Awards for Youth Volunteerism made possible thanks to the...
April 20, 2017
All members of the 2017 graduating class at Holy Cross: please see the attached file for important dates pertaining to this year's graduation.
April 18, 2017
HC Student Leadership and Sports Leadership will be selling HC Swag in front foyer during Lunch.
There will be an additional sale after school from 4:30PM -- 6:30 PM. See the web calendar for more details!
March 28, 2017
KFL&A public health along with community partners are providing a Parent event to bring awareness to the opioid situation here in Kingston. The event will take place at LCVI on Tuesday April 11 th . Light refreshments and community partner displays at 6:30pm, presentations at 7:00pm. Dr. Kieran Moore, the KFL&A Assistant Medical Officer of Health, Dr....
March 26, 2017
The Canadian Improv Games is a loving competition between teams of high school students trained to perform sponataneous, improvised scenes within the framework of the CIG's own 5 event competitive format. Each team (composed of 5-8 students) plays 4 games, each game being a (maximum) 4 minutes long. There are over...
March 26, 2017
During the month of April (Earth Month) you will have the opportunity to help Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (the 3Rs) the items of clothing you no longer need. Holy Cross has registered with the 'I Give a Shirt' Challenge at www.giveashirtcanada.com
to raise awareness that Recycling is the preferred option to...
March 26, 2017
THINKfast is an interactive learning experience designed for youth. You can choose from a collection of activities and reflections that will help you and your group experience the challenges of poverty and injustice in concrete ways.
By participating in this 25-hour educational and fundraising fast you stand in solidarity...
March 09, 2017
On March 23rd, 150 students from Holy Cross CSS will venture to RND to hear Canadian Technology entrepeneur, Michelle Romanow speak to secondary students from across Kingston. Michelle will be speaking as part of the annual Boys and Girls Club, 'Making a Difference Speaker Series'.
March 09, 2017
The Guitar class at Holy Cross is organizing their Spring Coffee House.
Auditions for this event are taking place March 7th-9th in the Guitar Room during lunch.
Sign-up sheet is on the Guitar Room door.
March 09, 2017
Staff and students from Holy Cross CSS ventured to Rosewood retirement home recently, where they led residents in a sing-along. This monthly outreach event is coordinated by the Holy Cross C.I.C.S. (Crusaders in Community Service) team under the supervision of our Chaplaincy coordinator, Mr. Chris Forster.
February 12, 2017
As part of our ongoing commitment to school safety and effectiveness, Holy Cross CSS will be participating in an online school survey (Tell Them From Me) for students.
This anonymous survey which we conduct every two years, is intended to help us:
Assess perceptions of safety – from students,...
February 06, 2017
If your son or daughter participated in the October 2016 on-line OSSLT, a letter will be coming home today explaining the outcome of that test. Please see the following document for details. OSSLTResultsExplanationWebsiteFeb17.pdf
February 03, 2017
During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. Why not nominate someone from your community for one of the many Catholic Education Week awards?? Click for full details
December 13, 2016
Click the link to see the exam schedule:
December 01, 2016
Is your Crusader interested in the outdoors? Are they mindful of the need to be ‘green’? Do they like to work with their hands? It is with a great deal of excitement that Holy Cross has begun the process of applying to the Ministry of Education to create a Secondary...
December 01, 2016
Holy Cross School Council welcomes Dr. Matt Bellace, Ph.D., speaker, psychologist, comedian on Tuesday February 21st, 2017.
With support from
Parent Reaching Out Grants , and in collaboration with our elementary school partners, the Holy Cross School Council has arranged to have Dr. Matt Bellace, PhD, speaker, psychologist and...
December 01, 2016
November has been a busy month. I have just completed feeder school visits with our Student Success Lead, Mrs. Besselink, and based on the reports by grade 8 teachers and the enthusiasm demonstrated, I predict the class of 2021 is going to be fantastic. Our annual Day of the Arts at...
November 11, 2016
1. CHEER IN A POSITIVE MANNER
2. RESPECT OFFICIALS' DECISIONS
3. DO NOT INTERFERE WITH THE COMPETITION
4. KEEP OFF THE PLAYING AREA
5. BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL
Failure to comply with this Code of Behaviour may lead to ejection
November 08, 2016
The week of November 7th to 11th has been officially recognized as Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. In an effort to support schools in raising awareness of the treaty relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada, we present a series of interesting facts about treaties.
See them by opening
November 04, 2016
The Holy Cross Musical 2016 The time is here! The Holy Cross Arts Department proudly presents the musical Les Miserables later this month. This talented cast of 60 students has been in rehearsal since the third week of school and the students are thrilled to bring this Broadway production to our...
November 03, 2016
It seems the year is racing by. Our fall sports teams are reaching the end of their seasons. In fact, our field hockey team, led by
Mr. Kallevig , played Frontenac in the KASSAA finals October 26th, defeating the Falcons 1-0 to qualify for OFSSA this week in Kitchener. Congratulations to...
October 21, 2016
Dear st udent or parent, It is with great disappointment that we acknowledge that the October 20 trial of the online OSSLT was unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we experienced widespread technical issues with the network and, as a result, we had to cancel the trial assessment. We do not yet exactly know...
October 19, 2016
The province-wide trial of the online OSSLT is just days away. The response to this voluntary test has been tremendous. We are expecting a majority of the 900+ English and French schools and school boards across Ontario to participate.
This is a trial. Given the strong interest, we want to...
October 17, 2016
1 8:30 – 8:45 Arrival and Log In 2 8:45 – 10:00 Session 1 3 10:00 – 10:15 Nutrition Break 4 10:15 – 10:30 Return to class and Log In 5 10:30 – 11:45 Session 2 6 11:45 – 12:30 Lunch 7 12:30 – 1:30 Regularly Scheduled Period 3 8 1:30...
October 09, 2016
Kingston's best kept secret, The Big Phat Horn Band will be performing at Holy Cross C.S.S. on November 3rd at 7 p.m. Openin the show will be our very own The Banters . Tickets are $15, and all proceeds go to the Holy Cross' House Build Project in Jamaica. If you...
October 08, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians of Grade 9 Students: The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board believes a healthy mind and body have an important impact on learning and the quality of life for everyone, staff and students alike. We support physical activity in our schools and would like to encourage...
September 04, 2016
All students are required to pay a student activity fee at the beginning of the school year. Please make cheque payable to Holy Cross CSS. For parents with more than one child at Holy Cross, a reduction of $5.00 per additional child is available. There is a decrease in student activity...
September 04, 2016
Welcome parents, guardians, and students to the 2016-17 school year at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School. I speak for all of us when I say we are proud and humbled to welcome such a large number of students to our school: our enrolment is very strong, and your confidence in...
June 15, 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...
June 15, 2016
O n 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...
June 15, 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...
May 09, 2016
Congratulations to HC student Noah Vinet who was named the Student Volunteer of the Year for the Secondary Schools of the Agonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board. Noah is an incredibly giving person. He willingly volunteers his time in so many ways here at Holy Cross including reading Morning Announcements for almost...
April 27, 2016
The Holy Cross TV/Video Production team of Shannon Dunphy and
Angelica Peters have qualified to advance to the
Ontario Technological Skills Competition in Waterloo, Ontario
on Tuesday, May 3 rd , 2016!