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James Courtice
Dual Credit Success Story - James Courtice
06/23/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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Gary Van Niekerk
Chief Custodian to Donate 25 Inches of Hair for Last Time
06/22/2017
At 61 years old, Gary van Niekerk, Chief Custodian at St. Noel Chabanel Catholic School in Wasaga Beach, hardly has a grey hair in sight. For the past 13 years, Gary has been donating his hair to the Canadian Cancer Society, and at the end of the month, he will be cutting his hair one last time for Angel Hair for Kids.
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Dual Credit Success Story - Asad Malem
06/20/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the dual credit program. Dual credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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Barrie Students Win Volunteer Scholarship
06/20/2017
All students in the province are required to complete 40 hours of community service hours in order to attain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Some students however, go above and beyond the requirement. Barrie students, Mikaela and Eric, have done just that and were recently awarded the 2017 Auxiliary Student Scholarship for their efforts.
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Emily with RCMP
A Canadian at Vimy
06/12/2017
Before arriving in Europe, I had been told time and time again how amazing it feels to be a Canadian abroad, not just because of how awesome it is to travel in general, but also because of how Canadians are treated world wide.
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Winners
Festival of High School Musicals Awards Gala
06/12/2017
Drama students from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie had a surprise reunion this past week, when the amazing cast and crew of this year’s musical production, Elf Junior, came together once again for a fun night filled with thrills, laughter, and of course, Christmas Cheer at the beginning of a hot summer.
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Music in the Hearts of Patrick Fogarty Students
06/08/2017
The audience is motionless as the baton rises, instruments up in position, backs straighten, and the band of 50 takes a deep breath in altogether. Lights in front, and the calm before the storm is here. One, two, and begin the madness and passion of music.
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Dual Credit Success Story: Victorea Borges
06/08/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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STS Students Return from China
06/08/2017
On May 23rd, 15 senior students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (STS) in Tottenham along with 4 staff members returned to Canada after spending two weeks in China for a Mission Trip.
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The Inside Ride Event
06/06/2017
St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School in Barrie has always had a sweet spot for school spirit, but at this year’s second annual Inside Ride, they proved just how much FUN their school spirit could put into fundraising!
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St. Peters' Dalton Bown Competes at Skills Canada
06/05/2017
Dalton Bown, a Grade 10 student from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, recently showcased his technology skills at the Skills Canada competition in Winnipeg, Manitoba. From May 31 to June 3rd, 2017 Dalton competed in the Technology Sector of IT Office Software Application category and participated in some of the most rigorous challenges to date.
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Bedazzled Dance Champions
06/04/2017
On Thursday, May 18th, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie sent their dance class to the River Run Centre in Guelph for the Bedazzled Champions Competition.
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Dual Credit Success Story: Joey Giovannone
05/29/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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Patrick Fogarty Students Replace Vandalized Cross
05/25/2017
“Being at a Catholic school, this is definitely what we are all about — helping our community,” says Bridget Healy, a student at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia. That’s exactly what the Grade 11 and 12 specialist high skills major students did. After vandals destroyed the iconic cross outside of St. David’s Anglican Lutheran Church in early April, the school’s construction class reached out to help.
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SMCDSB Partners to Put Helmets on Kids
05/18/2017
Helmets on Kids is a community partnership started by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in 2002 that strives to put a helmet on the head of every child who needs one and provide education and awareness about bicycle helmet safety. Since its launch, this initiative has distributed more than 30,000 helmets to students in Ontario.
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Dual Credit Success Story: Brandon Reid
05/10/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo Open to Public
05/09/2017
After much success of the 2016 Skilled Trades Expo, this year’s event is expected to be nothing less. The Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo is an interactive, hands-on experience, of the various skilled trades opportunities that are available through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).
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Semi Formal
St. Peter's Semi Formal Brightens up the Night
05/08/2017
On Friday April 28, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie lit up the night as their “Semi Formal” dance started. So many Panthers were excited for the night ahead of them!
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Requesting Your Input - Renewing the Promise
05/04/2017
We want to hear from you about Catholic education in Ontario! “Renewing the Promise” is a dialogue.
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Tanzania
The Importance of Today
05/03/2017
May 3rd is finally here. And what is so important about May 3rd you ask? It is the day when 15 students and three staff members from St. Dominic Catholic School in Bracebridge begin their adventure to change the world.
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Cemetary
Journey of a Lifetime
05/03/2017
We arrived at the Bergen Op Zoom Cemetery. The white tombstones were evenly spaced in neat rows. I walked down the middle of the field, and was overwhelmed by all of the Canadian lives lost for our country.
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A Special Week at St. Thomas Aquinas
05/01/2017
May 1-5 is Catholic Education Week, and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (STS) in Tottenham is celebrating with several exciting activities in order to rejoice in the gift of Catholic Education.
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Students as Researchers Present at Ministry of Education
04/27/2017
Representatives from two Students As Researchers (StAR) teams from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board presented their research at a provincial symposium on Wednesday, April 26.
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Bradford Students Participate in Mock Train Crash
04/27/2017
What better way to educate our teens about distracted driving than to have them participate in a mock crash in their very own community. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, April 25. Students and staff from Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Bradford were on scene to witness and play victims in the mock crash that involved a GO Train and a SUV.
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Vimy
Passing the Torch of Remembrance
04/25/2017
After a voyage through battlefields and historical monuments in Italy, 32 students and teachers from Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Collingwood travelled to the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge ceremony.
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Dual Credit Success Story: Julia Sutherland
04/19/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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Students to Compete at Legion's Public Speaking Contest
04/18/2017
After months of competition, two students from Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School in Tottenham and St. James Catholic School in Colgan, have advanced to the high school level of competition in the Royal Canadian Legion’s public speaking contest.
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St. Mary's Students Become Coding Teachers for the Day
04/12/2017
Earlier this month, St. Mary’s Catholic School students in Collingwood welcomed visitors including students and staff from other schools, Trustee Shawn Cooper and Superintendent Jane Dillon-Leitch to experience an afternoon of coding. The teachers took a backseat to their students who played instructor and led their very own professional development workshop.
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Maple Leafs Give St. Ann's Student a VIP Birthday
04/11/2017
The Toronto Maple Leafs may be tough, but 11 year-old fan Joshua Landriault has certainly proven his strength over the past months. The St. Ann’s Catholic School student from Midland has been a long time hockey and lacrosse enthusiast and he recently got the surprise of a lifetime.
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Having the "Time of Their Lives" at St. Peter's!
04/10/2017
Students at St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School in Barrie were having the "time of their lives" as they created their music video "J'aime Parler le Français"
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Videos to Commemorate Vimy
04/10/2017
As our students and staff have been getting ready for their once-in-a-lifetime experience at Vimy Ridge, a lot of preparation has been taking place to ensure that participants truly appreciate what they will be a part of.
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St. Theresa’s Lip Dub
04/05/2017
According to Wikipedia, a lip dub is a type of music video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing. Which is exactly what occurred at St.Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland on March 24th.
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PFO Student Council
Do you have what it takes to be a leader?
04/04/2017
Sometimes staying involved and being a leader in your high school can be difficult if you aren't involved in sports.
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Dual Credit Success Stories: Brendan Rooney
04/03/2017
One of the amazing programs that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board offers to students is the Dual Credit program. Dual Credit is a course where students receive a college and high school credit at the same time and is taught by college faculty and supported by a high school teacher.
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Vimy Ridge Trip
04/03/2017
On April 4th, a group of enthusiastic students and staff from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham will be travelling to Europe to partake in ceremonies and activities for the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge.
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Jaguar Athlete's Take Home Gold At Bocce Round Of Special Olympics!
04/03/2017
On Friday, March 31st, St. Joseph's Catholic High School (Barrie) took home gold at the Special Olympics bocce ball tournament.
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Bon Voyage, Safe Travels!
03/30/2017
Nineteen lucky students at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie are going on a once in a lifetime trip to France in April for the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge, a battle that formed Canada as a nation.
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St. Paul's Glee Club Heads to National Championship
03/23/2017
A group of Grade 6 and 7 students from St. Paul’s Catholic School in Alliston are preparing for their big debut at the Show Choir Canada National Championships in Toronto next month.
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TRUE St. Theresa’s Sears Festival Performance
03/10/2017
The past few weeks have been busy for Ms. Clancy’s grade 12 drama class at St. Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland as they prepare for their Sears Festival performance.
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Sears Drama Festival Strikes Again
03/10/2017
Students at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie have always had great school spirit, but this year, they proved that they are equally great at drama at this year’s Sears Drama Festival!
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Champions
CSASC Hockey AAA Championship
03/07/2017
The boy’s hockey team at St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, travelled to Midland on Wednesday, March 1st, in hopes of winning the AAA hockey championship game against St. Theresa’s Catholic Secondary School.
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Principal Morrison Finds Himself in a Sticky Situation
03/06/2017
Last month, students at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic School in Barrie danced their hearts out at the annual Valentine's Day dance. Principal Morrison challenged students to raise $2,000 in pledges, and if they did, he would let students tape him to the gymnasium wall!
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SJO Travels to MusicFest 2017
03/06/2017
On March 1st, the Senior Band from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie travelled to Collingwood to perform in the annual Georgian Bay Regional Music Competition.
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Smoothies
How Are Jean Vanier Students Improving Their Mornings?
03/03/2017
As of this month, the student leadership team at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Collingwood will be bringing a healthy smoothie bar on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings to the student body.
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Water We Doing?
03/02/2017
“We grow through love and example” is the motto that the students of Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Bradford West Gwillimbury strive to live up to.
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Mission Trips
Can You Change the World?
03/02/2017
It may seem like an impossible task, but students at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia feel enthusiastic and ready to change the world, one small step at a time.
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It's a Thing - a Sweet Thing!
03/02/2017
On Tuesday, February 21st, the students of Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Bradford West Gwillimbury enjoyed a sweet treat: free cupcakes at lunch!
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SMCDSB Experiences Carnaval de Québec
03/01/2017
Last month, 50 students from St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School and Holy Trinity Catholic High School travelled to Québec to experience Carnaval de Québec.
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STS's China Mission Trip Team Fundraising Gala
02/28/2017
In May, a group of dedicated students and staff from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham will be embarking on a mission trip to China
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Tribute to Former Patrick Fogarty Teacher
02/27/2017
Former Math Teacher at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School, John Egsgard, made an incredible impact on education and the Catholic Community during his amazing 91 years.
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Students Construct Benches for Local Lawn Bowling Club
02/24/2017
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge have been hard at work constructing benches for the new Muskoka Lawn Bowling Club.
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100 Days of School Brings 800 Items of Food
02/22/2017
The 100th day of school always marks an exciting time school-wide. This year, St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford decided to take on the 100 Days of School Food Drive Challenge.
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A Lion for Jaguar Biology Students
02/10/2017
St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Barrie may be home of the jaguars, but they welcomed a baby white lion into their grade twelve biology class! On December 22, the furry cub was brought into the school by the Persi family, owners of the Elmvale Jungle Zoo, to aid in a presentation and promote hands-on learning in the classroom.
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STEM Program Comes to Patrick Fogarty
02/08/2017
The amount of amazing programs offered at our schools is undeniable, and Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia can’t help but add one more to their list. Students will soon be able to use their analytical thinking and problem solving skills in the new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program.
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Stress Tips for Teens
02/07/2017
Teens can experience stress not only during exam time, but at many times during a school year, when homework and assignments pile up, deadlines loom, and it all seems to be just a bit too much. Here are some tips to manage stress:
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Chopped Canada Teen
02/07/2017
Marco Chiaramida is a recent graduate from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, Ontario. Marco got the opportunity to compete on Chopped Canada Teen on Saturday, February 4th. St. Peter’s was very proud of their former panther.
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Can there ever be too many snow days?
02/02/2017
Every high school student loves to check the school bus website and find out that it is a snow day, especially right before final exams.
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STS Students Begin OSSLT Preparation!
02/01/2017
With the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) approaching, students of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (STA) in Tottenham are beginning to prepare themselves for this important examination, and STA will be offering after-school literacy classes to provide extra help.
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Hockey Academy
Popular Hockey Program at St. Dominic
01/30/2017
Every athlete knows the importance of practice and conditioning. Whether it be on the court, on the field or on the rink, every second counts. Not many athletes get the opportunity to train for their sport and receive a high school credit, let alone two, but the Hockey Canada Skills Academy at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge allows hockey players to do just that.
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Fantastic Career Fair Gains Fame!
01/30/2017
At St Peter's Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, all sorts of Co-op programs are available, from policing to dancing to working in the fast food industry. There’s a program for everyone!
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Students Have Fun at Faith Day
01/24/2017
The journey of faith is unique to each person. Nobody can be at the same place on the path, as we all have different journeys. When we enter St. Dominic's Catholic Secondary School we are all at different places on our faith journey,
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SMCDSB Joins Forces with Simcoe Community Services
01/20/2017
On Thursday, January 19, board office staff were joined by six volunteers from Simcoe Community Services to help assemble over 1,000 Kindergarten packages that will be distributed to our schools next week.
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Father F.X. O'Reilly Students Donate to Charities
01/18/2017
Although Christmas has come and gone, communities are still feeling the benefits of our amazing students. Two local charities have recently received generous donations from students at Father F.X. O’Reilly in Tottentham.
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Not Your Typical Shop Class
01/12/2017
When we say that high school isn’t what it used to be - we’re not kidding! Forget about building cutting boards and side tables, Mr. Carron’s construction class at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia is building full-size log cabins!
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The Push for Change Inspires the SMCDSB Community
12/23/2016
Picture this. It’s the day before Christmas break, students and staff are anxiously waiting for that last bell to ring. Normally, students wouldn’t be able to concentrate on anything else other than Christmas presents and sleeping in. However, on Thursday, December 22, students and staff at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham were so mesmerized by Push for Change founder Joe Roberts, you could hear a pin drop.
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SMCDSB Raises Over $36,000 with Relay for Life
12/22/2016
With every dollar raised, every kilometre clocked and every baton exchanged at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, students at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board have made an incredible impact.
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Adopt a Family
Adopt a Family
12/20/2016
Not everyone can afford a Christmas, for a variety of reasons. There are so many families in Canada that struggle to put food on the table let alone gifts under the tree. Fortunately many people in our communities want to help and that’s where the Adopt-a-Family program comes in.
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Bradford Elementary Schools Compete in Science Olympics
12/19/2016
On December 9, the five elementary Catholic schools in Bradford entered a team of six intermediate students to compete in the first annual Bradford Science Olympics.
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Student Volunteers
Kids Helping Kids at Saint Gabriel the Archangel
12/19/2016
Students at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School in Barrie are in the Christmas Cheer spirit.
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Santa's Workshop
The Christmas Event of the Season in Bracebridge
12/15/2016
Have you ever wondered what Santa's workshop is like? Is it similar to the movies, with elves busily running around, smiles everywhere and Christmas music to enjoy? Possibly. We may never know. Until then we need to use our imagination to share our vision with others, much like they did recently at Monsignor Michael O'Leary Catholic school in Bracebridge.
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Ping Pong
Ping Pong Championship
12/14/2016
It was heated, with one minute until the bell rang for class to start, and the score was tied. Students and staff crowded around waiting for someone to slip and see the ball hit the ground, signaling defect for someone and victory for another.
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MDY Donates Winter Gear to First Nation Reserve
12/14/2016
On December 6, the social justice team from St. Marguerite D’Youville Catholic School in Barrie made it their mission to fundraise as much as they could to help support other students this winter. At the school’s movie day, students sold popcorn in order to purchase hats and mitts for students of the Pikangikum First Nation.
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Bubble Soccer with Bebie
12/13/2016
This year’s Monsignor Clair Cup (MCC) held many surprises. Whether it came to the games, the dances, or the good natured brawls on the ice, there was plenty of excitement to go around for the three Barrie high schools attending this highly anticipated annual event!
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SJO Band Takes Their Show On the Road
12/12/2016
Mixmaster Morris once said, “Music is for sharing with people,” and that is exactly what the St. Joseph’s Elementary tour has done once again.
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St. Mary's C.S Participates in the Hour of Code
12/08/2016
On Wednesday, December 7, St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood participated in the Hour of Code. Every class in the school signed up for the chance to participate in a beginners coding workshop.
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Elf Junior Explodes with Energy!
12/07/2016
Watch out Annie! St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie has a new hit on their hands with their latest musical production, Elf Junior! The show, which ran December 1 - 3, was filled with hilarity and hijinx ...
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Tacky Tourists
12/05/2016
Living in Muskoka, have you ever passed someone on the street and thought, “That is definitely a tourist.” What was your clue?
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Inside Ride
12/05/2016
On Thursday, November 16, 2016, the Inside Ride, a childhood cancer fundraising event was added to the Jean Vanier Catholic High School’s annual calendar.
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A Quick Trip to Ancient Greece
12/05/2016
It is well known that the best education experiences occur outside of the classroom’s walls. One philosophy teacher, Mr. Bradley Horan, has found a way to give his grade 12 students an out-of-classroom experience without having to leave. How does a trip to Ancient Greece sound?
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STS Students Help Canadian Food for Children
12/02/2016
On November 21st, students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (STS) in Tottenham visited the Canadian Food for Children (CFFC) warehouse in Mississauga to volunteer their time helping the charity. Members of STA’s Leadership Class and China Mission Trip Group spent the day at CFFC assisting the organization with their goal of helping the poor.
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St. Mary’s in Collingwood is Walking the We Day Talk!
11/30/2016
St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood is determined to bring their lessons from WE Day to change their community one step at a time. After Somer Wilson, a Grade 8 student from St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood, attended the WE Day celebration in Toronto, she proposed a drive for gently used boots and shoes.
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Skilled Trade Expo Wins EDAC Award
11/25/2016
On Tuesday, November 22, the County of Simcoe received a 2016 Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Marketing Canada Award for their 2015 Skilled Trade Expo. This award celebrates the incredible collaboration of local organizations which made the Expo a tremendous success.
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So many books, so little time!
11/24/2016
The staff and students at Sister Catherine Donnelly Catholic School in Barrie are very thankful for everyone that contributed to the recent Indigo Adopt a School Campaign. The school community and the customers of Chapters and Coles book stores generously donated 677 books to the school library!
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Good Luck Cheetos
11/24/2016
Luck. Some people say that there is no such thing as luck. However, some people believe that luck is everywhere and in everything so they create traditions. Socks, t-shirts, shoes and macaroni are just a few examples. But one group of girls decided to make there own type of lucky tradition. Cheetos.
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St. Josephs' Anjelique Croteau Sings at Cardinal's Dinner
11/17/2016
On November 10th, 1,800 people from across the province of Ontario attended the prestigious Cardinal’s Dinner in Toronto to celebrate our Catholic communities. One of the attendees was our very own Anjelique Croteau from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Barrie. Anjelique was asked to sing the national anthem at the 37th annual event and stunned everyone with her amazing voice.
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St. Marie of the Incarnation Dances to Remember
11/16/2016
On November 11, 2016, schools across the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board participated in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Some welcomed veteran guest speakers while others attended indoor and outdoor ceremonies. St. Marie of the Incarnation Catholic School in Bradford had a exceptional performance to commemorate the special day.
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Veteran's Breakfast is Victorious
11/11/2016
At St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, students and veterans alike were given a tremendous opportunity to talk, bond, and of course eat at this year’s second annual Veteran’s Breakfast!
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St. Bernard's Catholic School Scares Away Hunger
11/11/2016
While most people were focussing on preparing their Halloween costumes and anticipating a night of candy collecting, St. Bernard’s Catholic School in Orillia was also working on scaring away the issue of hunger.
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Clash of the Colours
11/07/2016
At the same time every year, you will see students from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, at many party stores gathering up a stock of a certain colour for the annual Clash of the Colours!
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University Information Night
11/07/2016
What do you want to be when you’re older? What university or college do you want to go to? What program will you go into? These are questions asked of most grade 12 and even grade 11 students.
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Inspiration at We Day
11/07/2016
On October 19th 2016, student leadership and music ministry students from Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Collingwood, joined together for ME to WE, and enjoyed an action-packed day at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
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Funny Money
11/04/2016
On October 28th, Steve Levine of Funny Money Inc. visited St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School (STA) in Tottenham to deliver a humorous presentation on the serious topic of financial literacy to grade 11 and 12 students.
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St. Angela Merici Spanish Club Wins Newcomer Award
11/01/2016
On October 20, 2016, the County of Simcoe held their annual Newcomer Recognition Awards at the Tangle Creek Golf and Country Club in Thornton.The evening was a celebration of Simcoe County residents, businesses and organizations that work to connect with immigrants and newcomers to the area.
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A Night in the Cold
11/01/2016
As the temperature begins to drop and we make our way into winter, many people are turning their heat on, cooking warm meals and adding blankets to their already warm beds. But for some people, people our age, the opportunity to have any of those things, is a dream.
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J.A.G.S. Compete for Thanksgiving Charity
11/01/2016
Hogwarts isn’t the only school to have four houses and give a huge thanksgiving feast! St. Joseph's Catholic High School, Barrie, is proud to be in their second year of house divisions and teaming up within the school for some friendly competition for good causes.
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Fearful Frights for Fun Delights
11/01/2016
Students at St Peter’s Secondary School in Barrie were treated to a terrifying treat this Halloween, with the annual Haunted House making a frightful first impression in our school community.
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Heroes for Everyone
10/24/2016
Do you know what a HERO is? Because at St. Peter’s Secondary School in Barrie, the HERO Club provides safety and equality for all students in our community.
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St. Peters' Rachel Wulterkens Recognized at WE Day
10/21/2016
Rachel Wulterkens, a Grade 9 student from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie has been volunteering her time to help others since the third grade. Whether it is fundraising for childhood cancer, welcoming refugees or advocating for AIDS, Rachel is dedicated to creating positive change. It was no surprise when it was announced that she would be receiving the Governor General’s Sovereign Volunteer Medal Award at the annual WE Day celebration.
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Good Shepherd Students Head to Midland for "Where They Walked" Field Trip
10/14/2016
On Wednesday, October 12, lucky Grade 7 students from the Good Shepherd Catholic School in Barrie headed to Midland to take part in the “Where They Walked” field trip.
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Celebrating God’s Family at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School
10/12/2016
The Board theme for this school year is “Celebrating God’s Family” and we are reminded of the “importance of cherishing diversity, acceptance and inclusion as brothers and sisters created and loved by God” by our Director of Education Mr. Brian Beal.
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St. Peter's Kicks into the Football Season with a Striking Win
10/07/2016
On September 23rd, St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie took on the team from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School in Midland, in their first football game of the season.
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MADD Canada is Coming to St. Thomas Aquinas
10/07/2016
On October 18th, representatives from the Canadian Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will be at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham to remind students that they have the power to help stop impaired driving.
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Family is God's Greatest Masterpiece
10/06/2016
In many ways the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is like a family. This feeling is especially true at St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge
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Dulce Moreira Named a Teacher of the Year by Toronto Star
10/05/2016
Dulce Moreira, a special education resource teacher at St. Nicholas Catholic School in Barrie, has been recognized as a Teacher of the Year by the Toronto Star - not a surprise to those who know her. She has been teaching at St. Nicholas since 1998 and has taught every subject except French and reading recovery.
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Make These the Best Four Years
10/04/2016
In the four years we will spend at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary in Orillia a lot will happen.
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Our 6 Km Marathon of Hope
10/04/2016
After weeks of preparation, the annual Jean Vanier Catholic School Terry Fox Run happened Thursday September 29th, 2016.
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St. John Paul II Student Cuts Hair for Cancer
09/28/2016
On Monday, September 27, a courageous five year-old from St. John Paul II Catholic School in Barrie, cut her hair in front of her entire school. After watching her younger sister Lillian lose her hair three times in a ten month period from Leukemia, Vivienne wanted to do something to help.
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Best Buddies are on the Move
09/26/2016
Blast into best buddies at St Peter’s Catholic Secondary School! The hit world-wide program that brings people together is back in action
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Patrick Fogarty to Host Skilled Trade Fair
09/22/2016
Not sure what to do after high school? Perhaps post-secondary education isn’t your cup of tea. Consider learning about skilled trades and all of the opportunities available for your future.
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Good Shepherd Students Win the "Outside the Line" Challenge
09/21/2016
What does a library mean to you? Students from The Good Shepherd Catholic School in Barrie certainly illustrated what it means to them. Ms. Boyle’s Grade 3/4 class and Mrs. MacDonald’s Grade 4 class took on the “Outside the Lines” Twitter Photo Challenge set by Barrie Public Library, and won!
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Patrick Fogarty Catholic S.S Student Makes the Cut for The Canada Premier Baseball League
09/16/2016
As if keeping a 90% average wasn’t hard enough, Mason Robertson has also made the cut to play in The Canada Premier Baseball league. The 15 year-old will be playing with the Toronto Mets baseball team - the highest level of baseball for his age group.
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One of the activities was creating an app to control a robot that was used in the Robot Olympics on the final day of the camp.
Students Learn About the Power of Technology at Coding Camp
07/19/2016
Collingwood students learn about the power of technology at coding camp Collingwood students learn about the power of technology at coding camp
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Inspirational St. Joan of Arc Student Presented with Diana Award
06/30/2016
Mackenzie Oliver, student at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School, has been chosen to receive the Diana Award. Named after Princess Diana, the award recognizes outstanding young individuals who promote positive social action through their communities.
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Our Lady of Grace and Holy Cross Celebrate National Aboriginal Day
06/29/2016
Our Lady of Grace and Holy Cross celebrated National Aboriginal Day with whole school events as students rotated to a number of stations to learn about and engage in First Nation, Métis and Inuit culture, games and skills.
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St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School Students Enter a Marathon, for Writing!
06/28/2016
Two Grade 10 students from St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School in Bracebridge entered the Muskoka Novel Marathon together. Mackenzie Kuhn and Madelaine Vanderberg have been writing together for five years, collaborating on school projects and learning each other’s styles.
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Jean Vanier CHS Students Create Prosthetic Hand
06/27/2016
Grade 9 students at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Collingwood are taking hands-on learning to a whole new level. They are using 3-D printers and software to create prosthetic hands for individuals on the other side of the world.
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St. Theresa's Production of High School Musical Wins Big
06/24/2016
Four Simcoe County high schools took part in the Festival of High School Musicals and Drama Competition put on by the Barrie Music Association, and St. Theresa's Catholic High School in Midland took home the ultimate prize.
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SPE Staff and Students Honour First Nations War Veteran
06/24/2016
What better way to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, than recognizing one of our nation's heros. On Tuesday, June 21, Grade 4-8 students and staff from St. Peter the Apostle CS in Parry Sound, joined their community to celebrate the unveiling of of a life-size monument of war veteran, Francis Pegahmagabow.
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St. Ann's Students Take Part in Champlain Legacy of Friendship
06/22/2016
On Friday, June 10, the Town of Penetanguishene hosted the Champlain Legacy of Friendship. The event included educational activities, music and demonstrations to commemorate Champlain’s legacy.
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Jumpstart Donates Bikes to SDA Students
06/21/2016
Earlier this month, St. Antoine Daniel Catholic School in Victoria Harbour, was approached by Tay Township Councillor, Catherine Root, to help promote Tay Bike Day, held on June 18. Soon after, principal George Luck, was contacted by Canadian Tire JumpStart - a charity that helps children with financial barriers participate in sports and physical activity.
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Free Power of Coding Summer Camp
06/20/2016
Attention future computer programmers! St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood is offering a FREE 5-day Power of Coding summer camp for SMCDSB students entering Grades 7, 8 and 9.
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26 Students Graduate from the SWAC Program
06/17/2016
The School Within a College (SWAC) program is one of the many amazing opportunities that our high school students have. The program allows students, aged 17-21, to graduate from high school, when other circumstances or obstacles may have dictated otherwise.
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