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ALCDSB Celebrates Eco Schools

June 13, 2019
​ As the longest-standing environmental certification program for schools in Canada, Ontario EcoSchools helps schools to conserve and nurtures student environmental leadership. Congratulations to all ALCDSB for your continued dedication! Platinum: St. Mary Catholic School, Read Holy Name of Mary Catholic School, Marysville   Gold: Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School,...
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ALCDSB 7/8 Math Tournament

June 11, 2019
On June 7, ALCDSB held its 3 rd Annual Math Tournament at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.  Congratulations to all the mathletes who participated in this math enriching event from JJ O'Neill, Archbishop O'Sullivan, St. John XXIII, St. Paul(Trenton), Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Martha, Our Lady of Mt Carmel,...
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National Indigenous History Month

June 03, 2019
In June, we celebrate National Indigenous History Month to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. For more information, please visit: https://www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1466616436543/1534874922512 For additional resources, please visit: http://fnmieao.com/resources/  
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Students participate in 35 hands on water activities

May 24, 2019
​ The Tri-County Water Festival is an annual event that motivates students in Grade 4 (including split 3/4 &4/5 classes) to become water stewards in their homes, classroom and community. This youth environmental education program features close to 35 interactive, hands-on learning activity centres, providing youth with opportunities to learn about...
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Early Years & Child Care Services Survey - City of Kingston

May 23, 2019
​ Help shape the future of early years and child care services in Kingston and Frontenac County!
 
The City of Kingston provides direction and oversees Child Care and EarlyON programming in Kingston and Frontenac. As the child care and early years’ service system manager, the City plays an important role in...
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2019/2020 School Year Calendar

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 -...
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Call for members of Multi Year Strategic Plan Committee

May 16, 2019
​The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is inviting members of the school board community, including students, staff, parents, guardians and caregivers to be a part of the Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) Steering Committee.
 
The MYSP Steering Committee will meet 3 – 4 times annually and will be responsible for...
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French as a Second Language in ALCDSB

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...
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Secondary Youth Wellness Day at the Frink Centre

May 09, 2019
In follow up to ALCDSB's commitment to youth engagement and capturing youth voice, the Mental Health Leadership Team was pleased to host students from each of our secondary schools to attend a day of learning and collaboration at the Frink Centre on May 8. The intention of this day was to facilitate...
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Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 07, 2019
​ [Pictured Left to Right: Robert Thurston, Sarah Minaker, Stella Sutton, Archbishop O'Brien, Philip Campbell, Colleen Earle, Paula Johnson-Young. Absent from photo: Jessica Silva.] During Catholic Education Week ALCDSB recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff and community members who consistently demonstrate outstanding service.  Adult Volunteer of the Year Award The...
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Best Foot Forward Conference

May 03, 2019
​ The rain held off and it was a   perfect   day for the 11th Annual Best Foot Forward Conference! Students from across ALCDSB came together at the H.R Frink Centre on May 3 to be recognized and awarded their Eco School certification.  In addition, students had the opportunity to visit sessions...
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Letter to the Minister of Education Regarding Recent Changes

May 01, 2019
April 30, 2019 ​ The Honourable Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education 13 th   Floor, Mowat Block 900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 1L2   Dear Minister Thompson:   On behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB), I wish to respond to...
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ALCDSB Welcomes New Student Trustee

April 29, 2019
​   The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome the incoming Student Trustee for the 2019/2020 school year. Grace Vella Bowry (pictured left) of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School has been elected to represent the board's student population. Student senate, which is comprised of student representatives...
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Specialist High Skills Major students gain hands on experience

April 25, 2019
On April 24,  almost 200 ALCDSB students from all five secondary schools had the opportunity to gain hands on experience and specialized training at Loyalist College for the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Day of Learning.

10 Sector specific training programs were delivered by Loyalist College faculty. Each session included...
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ALCDSB Graduation Rates

April 24, 2019
​ The Ontario Ministry of Education has released the board specific graduation rates for the 2013- 2014 cohort. The ALCDSB 4 year graduation rate is 87.3% and the 5 year graduation rate is 91.3% for the 2013-2014 cohort.  The Province of Ontario did not published a 4 year graduation rate nor...
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Message for Holy Week

April 17, 2019
​ The action of this week moves from the triumph of the palm procession through the agony and death of the Lord to his glorious resurrection from the dead. During Holy Week, the people of God take time to reflect and pray about what Jesus has done for us in his...
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Summer Programming - Elementary & Secondary

April 15, 2019
Elementary Students Numeracy Skills (Grades 1-2) The Primary Numeracy Skills program is geared for students who are currently enrolled in grades one and two.  This program will be running out of ten locations throughout the Board.  There are sites in the Kingston, Belleville, Picton, Bancroft and the Trenton regions.  If your child...
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Homestay Families Needed in Kingston

April 15, 2019

The Homestay Family is an important part of the International Education experience for international students.   Students are coming to Canada to learn English, or in some cases to improve, their English, to prepare for entrance into a Canadian university, and to experience the North American culture and family life....
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ALCDSB Welcomes Archbishop Mulhall

March 28, 2019
​ The faith community of the Archdiocese of Kingston joins me in expressing our deep gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for his appointment of the Most Reverend Michael Milhall as the Archbishop of Kingston.  Archbishop Mulhall has served as Bishop of Pembroke since September of 2007. He brings to...
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John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award Application

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...
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TechFest 2019 - ALCDSB Staff Registrations

March 21, 2019
​ TechFest  2019 will take place on April 5, 2019.    It is designed to provide professional development for all educators in the areas of embedding technology and implementing UDL at the classroom and school level.  TechFest  2019 is an opportu nity for us to come together,  share and celebrate  ...
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March is Easter Seals Month - Donate today!

March 21, 2019
​ Your donation will help kids with physical disabilities become more independent and build their self esteem. $3,500 will help purchase mobility equipment like a van lift or a bath chair, or it will buy 14 fun-filled, summer days at a fully accessible Easter Seals camp. Join the ALCDSB team in...
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Hastings County Child Care and Early Years Parent Survey

March 19, 2019
​ Hastings County Children’s Services is in the process of developing a 5-year plan for child care and other early years programs.  Parents know the needs of families and children better than anyone!  Your ideas and insights  are  very  important to the planning process.  Please take a few minutes to answer...
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21st Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament

March 08, 2019

Registration is now open!
21st Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 22, 2019 Loyalist Golf and Country Club 1 Loyalist Blvd., Bath, ON
To register:  ALCDSB Golf Registration form 2019


As always, the golf tournament is in support of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic...
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Message for Lent

March 05, 2019
​ Lent is a time when Christ wants to lead us back to our baptismal promises of dying to sin and of living for God. Lent is observed for 40 days, beginning on Ash Wednesday and concluding on Holy Thursday, and does not include Sundays.  The three pillars of Lent help...
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Secondary Skills Competition at Loyalist College

February 28, 2019
Congratulations to all students who participated in the Skills Competitions at Loyalist College on February 27.  The following is a list of ALCDSB award recipients: Baking – Chelsea Cole, St Theresa (Gold) Individual Carpentry – Zachary Careen, Nicholson (Silver) Photography – Emily Pickstock, Holy Cross (Gold) Photography – Sofia Mendoza, Holy...
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Cannabis Parent/Caregiver Information Session

February 21, 2019
Join Hastings Prince Edward Public Health and community partners to find out, as a parent, what you need to know about cannabis and strategies to talk with your teens. Cannabis Parent/Caregiver Information sessions are available to all parents/caregivers, regardless of school board affiliation
Belleville: March 20, 2019 Location: Eastside Secondary School...
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Feb. 12- ALCDSB Committee Meeting Cancelled

February 12, 2019

​Please note that due to school cancellations, the Committee Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 12 is also cancelled. The agenda from this meeting will be added to the February 19 Board Meeting. 
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Welcome to Kindergarten!

February 01, 2019
  The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board looks forward to welcoming your child to our kindergarten classrooms!
Online Pre-Registration  New this year! ALCDSB offers pre-registration online for all incoming kindergarten students.  Pre-Registration Online Form
This application will take approximately 15 minutes. After you complete this form,...
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Exam Schedule Update

January 29, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 is an inclement weather day resulting in bus cancellations for some of our schools in ALCDSB. This unprecedented event has required individualized scheduling at secondary schools to support the success of students through the examination schedule.  Please note:  Belleville and Trenton: Period 4 exams will occur at...
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Exam Schedule Update

January 24, 2019
Due to inclement weather during the week of January 21, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board chose to delay the formal examination period for secondary students. This delay was made to best support student review, culminating and summative activities. The following is the revised exam schedule for St. Theresa...
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Christopher Wright Sworn in as New Trustee

January 16, 2019
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Mr. Christopher Wright of Carrying Place to the Board of Trustees. Trustee Wright fills a vacancy on the Board as a result of no candidates in Quinte West at the October 22, 2018 municipal election. At a special board meeting...
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Information Session - Becoming a Vice-Principal/Principal

January 07, 2019
​Interested in becoming a Vice-Principal or Principal?  Join ALCDSB on January 9 at 4:30 at the Board Office for  more information.  January 9, 2019 Macdonell Meeting Room, Board Office, Napanee (151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee) 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments provided For more information regarding this leadership opportunity, please contact Erin Walker at...
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Welcome to Grade 9!

January 02, 2019
  ​ Fostered within faith-filled learning environments, ALCDSB remains resolute in our commitment to academic excellence and the relentless pursuit of success for each student. Join us in January or Febraruy at your local Catholic secondary school for more information.  Kingston Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School 130 Russell Street Kingston, Ontario...
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David Parry Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project

December 20, 2018
​ Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the David Parry Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project. Limestone District School Board Trustee David Parry was a passionate member of the Food Sharing Project for over 10 years. The award was created in 2004 to honor his memory and to...

Catholic School Board Vacancy

December 07, 2018
The Board of Trustees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board invites applications from interested and qualified individuals to fill, by appointment, a trustee vacancy for the term of office 2018 – 2022.  This vacancy is a result of no candidates in Quinte West at the October 22, 2018...
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UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 05, 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...
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2018 Director's Annual Report

December 05, 2018

At the Inaugural Meeting of the Board, held on December 4, Director of Education Jody DiRocco shared his 2018 Director's Annual Report.  Read the report :  2018 Director's Annual Report

Mr. Chair, guided by our Catholic education mission, our Board's strategic plan and our ongoing commitment to the success and...
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Board Elects Chair at the Inaugural Meeting

December 05, 2018
​ [Pictured above L-R: Michael Murphy, Chair of the Finance and Operations Committee, Terry Shea, Chair of the Board, Greg Speagle, Vice-Chair of the Board] A new chair, vice-chair and chair of the Finance and Operations Committee have been elected at the ALCDSB's Inaugural Meeting of the Board held on Dec. 4. The...
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ALCDSB TechFest - share your UDL Journey! Call for session leaders

December 03, 2018

Mark your calendars! Join ALCDSB on April 5, 2019 for TechFest: Universal Design in the Classroom! We are now looking for session leaders to share their UDL journey.  Please complete and submit this form, which will be sent to the TechFest Committee. This year's TechFest theme is Universal Design in the...
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ALCDSB Surpasses United Way Goal!

November 29, 2018

WOW! Way to go ALCDSB! The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has surpassed the 2018 United Way Campaign Goal and raised $37, 696. Donations are made to the United Way KFLA and the United Way HPE.  Thank you to our Catholic school communities for your dedication and support of...
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ALCDSB Welcomes New Director of Education

November 28, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David DeSantis as Director of Education. David will join the ALCDSB community in January, as the current Director of Education, Jody DiRocco will be retiring on January 31, 2019. As a senior leader and educator, David...
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ALCDSB Thanks Outgoing Trustees

November 28, 2018
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board would like to extend best wishes to five outgoing trustees. On November 27, 2018 trustees were recognized for their combined 45 years of service to ALCDSB as Board Trustees. Thank you to Chair John Brisbois, Trustee Brian Kerby, Trustee Sean Kelly, Trustee...
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Secondary School Cardboard Boat Races

November 27, 2018
​ For over 20 years, Skills Ontario has been hosting Cardboard Boat Races across Ontario, testing student’s ability to build a floating structure that will outperform all others in speed and weight challenges. On November 27, students from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Nicholson Catholic College had the opportunity to complete...
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St. Joseph Catholic School Retrofit Update

November 21, 2018
In January 2018 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board received notice of significant capital funding to re-develop St. Joseph Catholic School in Belleville. These renovations are anticipated to begin upon the conclusion of this current school year.   During this renovation, students and staff will temporality re-locate to the former...
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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather Days

November 13, 2018
​ ​ Be prepared for inclement weather days this school year! Click here to sign up for delay & cancellation notifications from TriBoard
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://transportation.triboard.ca/Cancellations.aspx  ...
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PeaceQuest Youth Forum: Peace Today, tomorrow... for our lifetime

November 12, 2018
​ On Thursday, November 8, 40 students from across ALCDSB came together with PeaceQuest for the PeaceQuest Youth Forum: Peace Today, Tomorrow… For our Lifetime, a full day of peace related activities and guest speakers.

Students were present from Nicholson Catholic College, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, St. Paul Catholic...
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Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

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...
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ALCDSB Faith Day for Staff

October 26, 2018
​On Friday, October 26 staff from across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board came together at five locations to affirm and celebrate the board's distinctive identity as a Catholic school board, at the annual Faith Day. While October 28 was a PA day for all students, staff participated in Mass,...
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Students Experience the Real World of Poverty

October 25, 2018
On October 25, students from all five ALCDSB secondary schools participated in the annual Poverty Challenge at Loyalist College. This dramatic exercise allows students to walk in the shoes of their most vulnerable neighbours.  Students start the day off by receiving information and assume the role of a person living in...
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Provincial Consultations - Education Reform

October 24, 2018
As shared in the Deputy Minister's letter on September 28, the government launched the first phase of provincial consultation on education reform. The online submission form seeks feedback from interested individuals, organizations, and groups on any of the consultation topics. We have received steady and ongoing feedback through the submission form...
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ALCDSB Welcomes Board of Trustees

October 23, 2018
Following the October 22, 2018 School Board Trustee elections, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome four new trustees. Please join us in welcoming: Michael Murphy, Kingston and Frontenac Islands Brian Evoy, Kingston and Frontenac Islands John Duggan, Belleville, Tyendinaga, Deseronto Peter McEnery, Tweed, Marmora, Hastings...
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After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

October 17, 2018
​ The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  ASAP Flyer - Updated October...
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ALCDSB Shares Experiences with FreshGrade [video]

October 02, 2018
FreshGrade is a digital portfolio and assessment platform that makes learning visible for educators, parents/guardians and students.  Check out what ALCDSB educators and students have to say about their experience with FreshGrade!



 
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ALCDSB United Way Campaign 2018

October 01, 2018

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 these agencies within our communities that support...
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ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018
 
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ALCDSB Graduation Rates Surpass Provincial Rates

September 26, 2018
​ The Ontario Ministry of Education has released the board specific graduation rates for the 2012- 2013 cohort. The ALCDSB 4 year graduation rate is 88.6% and the 5 year graduation rate is 92.9% for the 2012-2013 cohort.  This is the fourth publication of board specific graduation results from the Ontario...
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Annual Golf Tournament Raises $20,200 for Foundation

September 26, 2018
​ On July 5, 2018, the 20th Annual Director’s Charity Golf Tournament was held at Trillium Wood Golf Club in Belleville. There were 132 participants for the event raising $20,200 for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation. The Foundation has established an Emergency Response Fund to provide immediate financial assistance...
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EQAO Results

September 19, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has released the 2017/2018 data from the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) provincial assessment of reading, writing and mathematics. These results provide our Board with important information for educators to assist primary and junior students and respond to their academic needs....
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ALCDSB Hiring Director of Education

September 13, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is seeking a visionary Catholic leader as Director of Education who will champion the principles and values of Catholic education and provide strategic leadership to this progressive and innovative school system.  The Board’s vision is that Catholic schools in the ALCDSB inspire and...
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Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

January 16, 2018
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...
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