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Catholic Edcuatin Week LogoCatholic Education Week

May 6-11, 2018

During the week of May 6-11, 2018 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 that underpin Catholic Education. 

 

During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. 

Nominations are now closed. Recipients will receive awards at the luncheon celebration after Mass on May 8, 2018. 

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Adult Volunteer of the Year 

The school system is supported by the generous contributions of time and talent by volunteers. Annually the Board will acknowledge these contributions generally and will as well, recognize the particular, extraordinary contributions of adult volunteers.  

The Adult Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an individual who has provided exemplary volunteer services to a school or worksite to those students/staff of that site.


Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year 

The Archbishop Francis J. Spence Catholic Teacher of the Year Award will be presented annually to a Teacher who is a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers; exemplifies the spirit of the Mission Statement of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; has rendered meritorious service to Catholic education in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; has been active in Catholic education during the current school year; has made an ongoing commitment and contribution to Catholic education; and is committed to the teachings of the Catholic Church through community and parish life.

The Teacher may be selected from any of the following designations: Classroom Teachers and Non-Classroom Teachers (Core French Teachers, Student Services and Resource Teachers, Special Assignment Teachers, Coordinators, School and Board Administration).


Contribution to Catholic Education 

Annually, the Board will recognize the contribution of an individual or group for the Contribution to Catholic Education Award by selecting an appropriate recipient from recommendations received from school communities through the school principal or from other system partners.

The Contribution to Catholic Education Award is to be broadly interpreted to include voluntary work for the Board, academic achievement, work excellence and long service. 


Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education Award - CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers

The Excellence in Supporting Catholic Education Award – CUPE, Support Staff Association and Senior Managers will recognize an individual who demonstrates excellence in the workplace while supporting faith-based education; community service, social justice initiatives; involvement in workplace and/or community life and personal accomplishment.


The Katherine Award

The Katharine Award is meant to recognize an individual, group or school whose charitable efforts honour the spirit of giving of the late Katharine Splinter and are consistent with the character of the system as expressed in its Mission Statement. 


Student Volunteer

The school system is supported by the generous contributions of time and talent by student volunteers. Annually the Board will acknowledge these contributions generally and will as well, recognize the particular, extraordinary contributions of elementary and secondary school student volunteers.

 The Elementary and Secondary Student Volunteer of the Year Awards will recognize an individual in each panel who has provided exemplary volunteer services to a school or worksite to the benefit of those students/staff of that site. 


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  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.