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01-Feb-16 The Great Family of Our Church:  Our Annual Day of Faith and Learning Together 
26-Jan-16 2015 Director's Annual Report Presented to St. Clair Catholic Board of Trustees
09-Dec-15 Student Wellbeing is the Focus of Youth Think Tank to be Hosted by St. Clair Catholic
08-Dec-15 SCCDSB and Bluewater Health Work to Finalize Agreement on Sale of Former St. Patrick's Property
08-Dec-15 John Van Heck Acclaimed Chair of the Board; Michelle Parks Acclaimed Vice Chair
08-Dec-15 Board of Trustees Ratifies CUPE, OECTA and EWAO Tentative Agreements at Tonight's Meeting
24-Nov-15 Director of Education Announces Changes to Principal and Vice Principal Assignments
24-Nov-15 St. Clair Catholic Board of Trustees Ratifies Provincial Agreement with Canadian Union of Public Employees
23-Nov-15 Emmanuel Jal Brings His Message of Peace to St. Clair Catholic Students
23-Nov-15 Tentative Agreement Reached in Local Talks Between St. Clair Catholic and CUPE Local 4168
18-Nov-15 St. Clair Catholic Reports Strong Gains in Elementary EQAO Assessments; and Solid Results in the Grade 10 OSSLT
10-Nov-15 Board of Trustees Appoints Amy Janssens to the Future Position of Executive Superintendent
28-Oct-15 St. Clair Catholic Releases Annual EQAO Results for Grade 9 Math
16-Oct-15 CLASS Celebrates National School Bus Safety Week and Bus Driver Appreciation Day
01-Oct-15 St. Clair Catholic and Lambton Kent School Boards to Share $45,000 from Noelle's Gift
01-Oct-15 St. Clair Catholic, LKDSB and Canadian Mental Health Association Launch New "Be Safe" App
24-Sep-15 St. Clair Catholic Teachers Complete Voluntary On-line Course to Help Prepare Students for 21st Century Learning
23-Sep-15 St. Clair Catholic Releases Annual EQAO Results for Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
08-Sep-15 St. Clair Catholic Board of Trustees Ratifies Tentative Agreement with Catholic Teachers
08-Aug-15 OCSTA, OECTA and the Ontario Government Reach a Tentative Agreement


St. Patrick's Catholic High School Students Organize a Benefit Concert for St. Joseph's Hospice of Sarnia-Lambton 

Several St. Patrick's Catholic High School students have raised more than $500 in support of the St. Joseph's Hospice of Sarnia-Lambton.

The students organized a concert at the school.  Students who attended were asked to make a minimum donation to the hospice of $5 for admission to enjoy the show.

"I want to thank all of the students who organized this benefit concert; and thanks also to everyone who attended in support of St. Joseph's Hospice," says Robert Cicchelli, Principal of St. Patrick's Catholic High School. 

"These kinds of social justice projects, which reach out to support members of our community, are an important part of the mission of Catholic education and of our high school," says Mr. Cicchelli.

Each year, St. Joseph's Hospice needs to raise $1.4 million to provide programs and services free of charge to people with terminal illnesses, in the community of Sarnia-Lambton.  The hospice also provides bereavement support for adults and children, following the death of loved ones.

In the photo above, student organizers for the St. Joseph's Hospice Benefit Concert, present a cheque for the proceeds.



Feb 08, 2016

The Great Family of Our Church - Our Annual Day of Faith and Learning Together Celebrated in Chatham and Sarnia 

Bishop Joseph Dabrowski was the featured speaker at St. Clair Catholic's Great Family of Our Church - Our Annual Day of Faith and Learning Together events in Chatham and Sarnia.

"My very special thanks to Bishop Dabrowski, whose remarks included an inspirational personal account of the meaning of the Year of Mercy, which gave each of us much on which to reflect, especially with the approach of Lent," says Dan Parr, Director of Education.

There was a tremendous representation of priests, principals, parents, CWL and Knights of Columbus leaders, lay ministers from our parishes and the leaders of our employee groups at the two-day event. 

"Whenever we can come together as representatives of a number of constituencies in the Catholic community to celebrate our common purpose, it can only serve to strengthen Catholic education, now and for the future," says Mr. Parr.

Mr. Parr was also pleased to host Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey at the Sarnia event; and a representative from Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls' office at the Chatham celebration.

Pictured in the photos are  (Above - Back Row - L-R) Deacon Jerry Lozon, Board Chaplain; Father Ray Lawhead, Episcopal Vicar, Kent Deanery; Ray Power, Principal, Ursuline College; Nicole Stevens, Principal, St. Vincent Catholic School; Carolyn Nogueira, CWL; and Jack Renders, Knights of Columbus.  (Front Row - L-R) Carol Bryden, Trustee; Deb Crawford, Superintendent of Education; Bishop Dabrowski; Dan Parr, Director of Education; and Father Chris Gillespie.

(Right - Back Row - L-R) Joseph Palko, Chaplaincy Leader, St. Patrick's Catholic High School; Liz Bujaki, Principal, Gregory A. Hogan Catholic School; Scott Johnson, Superintendent of Education; Robert Cicchelli, Principal, St. Patrick's Catholic High School; and Laura Callaghan, Superintendent of Education.  (Front Row - L-R) Dan Moynihan, Diocese of London; Kendra Hoek, Student, St. Patrick's Catholic High School; Bishop Dabrowski; Sean Fraser, Student, St, Patrick's Catholic High School; Dan Parr, Director of Education; and Bob Bailey, Sarnia-Lambton MPP.



Feb 05, 2016

"Camp Read-A-Lot" at St. Elizabeth Catholic School Raises Literacy Awareness and Funds for the School Library 

Students and teachers at St. Elizabeth Catholic School in Wallaceburg celebrated Family Literacy Day by heading to camp!  Camp Read-A-Lot featured a day of activities, which included inviting guest readers into the school, to share their love of books.

"It was a fantastic day," says Liz Gibson, Principal of St. Elizabeth Catholic School.  "The kids were really excited to come to camp.  We even had s'mores!"

The day's events promoted the love of reading in many forms -- not just books.

"Reading is reading," says Mrs. Gibson.  "It can be a sports score, it can be a newspaper article, or it can be on-line research.  The subject and the medium can be as varied as the interests of the reader."

Guest readers included members senior administration from the Board office, newspaper reporters and radio personalities.  John Van Heck, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, also dropped by to read to students.

"The message to students is that reading is fun," says Mrs. Gibson.  "We also want to engage our families, because when literacy is promoted at home it is a real benefit to the students."

Camp Read-A-Lot was also a successful fundraiser, collecting about $1,500 in pledges.  The money will be donated to the school library.

In the photo above, John Van Heck, Chair of the St. Clair Catholic Board of Trustees, reads to students during the Camp Read-A-Lot event at St. Elizabeth Catholic School.

Feb 02, 2016
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