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11th Annual Roots of Empathy Baby Celebration
06/21/2017
This year was the 11th Annual Roots of Empathy Baby Celebration at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. The Roots of Empathy (ROE) program was implemented in a number of our schools across Simcoe County and Muskoka this year, and is designed to raise social/emotional competence and increase empathy in students from Kindergarten to Grade 8.
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St. Joseph's Rowing Team Competes at National Rowing Championships
06/15/2016
For the past five months, the St. Joseph’s Catholic High School rowing team has been training endlessly in preparation for their season. Back in January, the athletes were running 5K and circuit training, before finally being able to get themselves onto Kempenfelt Bay after the ice had melted. Five days a week, the students were out practising bright and early, and were lucky enough to witness the sunrise each morning.
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St. Theresa's Gets "Dressed" Up!
06/14/2016
What is “salad dressing day” you might wonder? It is a spirit day where students can dress up as their favourite salad dressing of course!
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Finding the Story
06/14/2016
The grade 9 and 10 students in Mr. Forester’s history class are taking on a very special project - keeping the stories and memories of Muskoka veterans alive.
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St. Mary's in Collingwood raises $9722 with Jump Rope for Heart
06/10/2016
This year at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood, Mrs. Anstey’s class took on the task of organizing and promoting the event at the school, and what a job they did! On May 20th, the students at SMC got outside and jumped their way to an amazing feat.
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Leah from St. Mary's CS places second in World Comic Book Contest!
06/06/2016
The winners have been chosen and our own Leah, from St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood, placed second in the world!
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Virtual Pen Pals Meet For French Experience
06/01/2016
Grade 7 students from Notre Dame Catholic School in Orillia have been “hanging out” online with their Grade 6 pals at St. Angela Merici in Bradford.
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Learning Forum for Students with Hearing Loss
05/26/2016
The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, in collaboration with Phonak Canada, hosted the Student Learning Forum for Students with Hearing Loss as part of celebrating May as Speech and Hearing Month.
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Young Entrepreneurs to be Showcased in Barrie
05/19/2016
Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Come check out the 2016 Simcoe Muskoka Entrepreneurial Adventure Showcase on Tuesday, May 24, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. at the Bayfield Mall in Barrie.
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St. Peter's CSS Students Volunteer for a Day of Action
05/18/2016
On Monday, May 16th, over 100 Grade 12 students from St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School in Barrie, volunteered to take part in a Day of Action.
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Finn's Story
05/17/2016
Finn, a Grade 6 student at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) the day he was born.
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Everybody Cut Footloose
05/16/2016
The drama team at Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School can finally rest! Their hard work paid off last month with three outstanding performances of their musical “Footloose.”
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40 Hours
05/13/2016
40 hours. Does that ring a bell? Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about those precious community involvement hours. If you’re new to high school or just weren’t paying attention then you might not know that every high school student needs to complete 40 community involvement hours to officially graduate.
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Father F.X. O'Reilly CS Students Claim Top Spots at the Area Legion Contest
05/10/2016
This year at the area Royal Canadian Legion Contest, Father F.X. O’Reilly Catholic School in Tottenham came out on top in a number of categories.
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St. Thomas Aquinas CSS Band is Off to Nationals
05/09/2016
The concert band at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham has received a prestigious invitation to MusicFest, a National music competition.
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Get Down to Earth Festival at St. Mary's CS (Collingwood)
05/09/2016
St. Mary’s School, in Collingwood, was transformed for the “Get Down To Earth Spring Festival” on Saturday, April 30.
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Mission Teams Embark on a Trip of a Lifetime
05/06/2016
“Let us become agents of God’s mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.”
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May the Fourth at St. Theresa's
05/06/2016
On Wednesday, May the fourth, St.Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland was transformed into a Star Wars fun-house.To celebrate national Star Wars day, St.Theresa’s was decorated with starry banners, posters quoting “May the fourth be with you”, and many more fun activities for both staff and students to enjoy.
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You got to have Faith
05/04/2016
Faith, a special education student at St. Monica’s Catholic School in Barrie, is non-verbal with a mild intellectual delay. This has not stopped her from joining the St. Monica’s basketball team.
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World Comic Book Contest
05/03/2016
Three students from St. Mary's Catholic School in Collingwood, entered the World Comic Book Contest.
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Dear me - listen up!
04/28/2016
Summer of 2013 was when I was getting ready for high school. Personally, I was not nervous at all and was actually quite excited for a brand new start. I know that this is not the case for everyone.
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Earth Week Celebrations Finish with a Recyclable Art Show
04/27/2016
Students at Monsignor J.E. Ronan Catholic School, in Beeton, really embraced Earth Week and took on the responsibility of caring for God’s gift to us: our planet.
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Poodle Skirts and Leather Jackets Come to St.Joe’s
04/25/2016
Grease was the word at St. Joseph’s High School in Barrie in the days leading up to the musical performance.
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Grade 5 Student Organizes a Clothing Drive at Our Lady of Grace
04/18/2016
Oliver, a highly motivated Grade 5 student at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School, in Angus, took it upon himself to organize a used clothing drive to help those in need.
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Emotional Assembly Hits Home at St. Theresa’s Catholic High School
04/13/2016
Class by class, the students of St.Theresa’s Catholic High School piled into their school gymnasium for an assembly about a very sensitive subject - ­mental health.
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Célébrons la semaine de la francophonie à Foley!
04/13/2016
The students at Foley Catholic School, in Brechin, got to participate in a week of french, with many fun activities taking place in French.
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Four Students Rally their School and Raise $1081.57 for Syrian Refugees
04/12/2016
Four girls from St. Mary’s Catholic School, in Collingwood, took on a social justice challenge and raised $1081.57 for Syrian refugee families.
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Creating an Augmented Reality
04/12/2016
Mrs. Jeffries Grade 3 class at St. Angela Merici Catholic School in Bradford, was blown away when they were taught how to make augmented reality videos, courtesy of the publisher from Brainspace Magazine, Nicky Middleton.
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New Websites for Elementary Schools
04/07/2016
We are excited to launch newly designed websites for our elementary schools. We hope you like the clean, modern and simple design.
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PA Day
Additional PA Day - April 8th
04/06/2016
Friday, April 8, 2016 will be a PA day for all of SMCDSB schools (elementary and secondary).
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Patrick Fogarty Has All That Jazz
04/06/2016
Aristotle once said, "Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and be educated in it.”
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Omega Outerwear
04/04/2016
Logan Komes, student at St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School, has submitted a pitch for his company, Omega Outerwear, to the Young Entrepreneurs, Make your Pitch competition.
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School and the Sport You Love
04/01/2016
St. Dominic Catholic Secondary School students in Grades 9 and 10 of the 2016/2017 school year can earn two credits by playing the sport they love - hockey.
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Raising Money Smart Kids
04/01/2016
Join Robin Taub, financial literacy consultant, best-selling author and mom, as she discusses why it’s important to teach kids about money.
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St. Paul's students perform Stations of the Cross
03/31/2016
Grade 8 students at St. Paul's Catholic School, in Alliston, wrote and performed a modern day telling of Stations of the Cross.
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SMCDSB Student Trustee attends Lobby Day at Queen's Park
03/31/2016
On March 9, 2016 representatives of FACE (Friends and Advocates for Catholic Education) sat in on Question Period at Queen's Park for their annual Queen's Park Lobby Day for Catholic Education.
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Education for Sustainable Development Gala
03/29/2016
In September 2015, The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board launched a brand new program for students who knew they wanted to pursue a post-secondary education but were unsure of what path to follow or those needing to improve marks or financial situation.
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St. John Vianney Wins it All
03/21/2016
The intermediate girls volleyball team from St. John Vianney Catholic School, in Barrie, capped off their incredible season with a historic win at the Simcoe County Championships on March 8th, 2016.
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Students Prepare for the Opportunity of a Life Time
03/16/2016
Every year our high school students throughout our board have the opportunity to travel to a third world country to become immersed in the culture as well as to work on educational activities and building projects.
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Just Hanging Out
03/11/2016
Classrooms all around the SMCDSB are taking the new technology roll out in stride and using it to connect with one another to play games, learn something new and make friends.
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French Public Speaking Contest
03/08/2016
The annual French public speaking contest was held on Monday, March 7, 2015 at the board offices on Alliance Boulevard in Barrie.
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Lot's of Talent at St. Theresa's!
03/04/2016
St.Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland is a school with an abundance of talent. From artists to musicians, St.Theresa’s has it all.
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Annual Report
2014 - 2015 Director's Annual Report
03/02/2016
The 2014-2015 Director's Annual Report provides our students, staff and families with an update on programs and services provided last school year.
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Raising Awareness and Money for Childhood Cancer
03/02/2016
On Friday, March 4, 2016, St. John Paul II C.S., St. Peter's C.S.S, and SEEDS Daycare, in Barrie, will be participating in Fairy Tale Friday. It is a day organized by the social justice teams at St. John Paull II and St. Peter's, dedicated to childhood cancer awareness and fundraising.
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Things to do on March Break!
02/29/2016
With March Break just around the corner, we wanted to provide you with some March Break activity ideas!
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I CAN: Improving Confidence and Achievement in Numeracy
02/25/2016
I CAN is a program launched this year, aimed at students who may are coming into high school with gaps in their understanding of math concepts, which can result in low confidence and a negative attitude toward mathematics.
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What is Lent?
02/24/2016
Lent, begins on Ash Wednesday, and is the 40-day season of preparation for Easter that ends on Holy Thursday, three days before Easter Sunday.
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Pink Shirt Day
02/24/2016
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 is Pink Shirt Day. A day where we wear pink and stand up to bullying and spread kindness.
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UPDATE: Marissa Druken reaches her goal in raising funds for Tanzania
02/18/2016
After 15 weeks of carrying a 43 lb water jug on her back throughout the halls of St. Joseph's Catholic High School, Marissa Druken has finally reached her goal of raising $5000 to build a well in Tanzania.
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Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Black History Month
02/09/2016
Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of black Canadians, past and present.
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Grade 4 student wins button design contest: "Smile, it's Winter"
02/02/2016
Jacob, a Grade 4 student at Monsignor Lee School Catholic School in Orillia, has won the button design contest for the 2016 Orillia Winter Carnival!
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It's time to Register for Kindergarten!
02/01/2016
We are excited to welcome you to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. To help guide you and your child through this exciting experience, we have prepared some material to help you along the way.
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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School Student makes the Canadian Women's National Soccer Team
01/27/2016
Canada's Women's National Soccer Team has been named by head coach, John Herdman. On this team of superstars is St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School's own Deanne Rose.
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Social Justice Team at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School launch "We Fill Hearts with Kindness" Campaign
01/26/2016
For the next three weeks the social justice team at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Catholic School in Barrie will be running a campaign called “We Fill Hearts with Kindness”.
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Class at Monsignor Castex Catholic School goes WILD
01/25/2016
Students in Mr. French's Grade 6/7 class at Monsignor Castex Catholic School, in Midland, were tasked with a writing assignment. They had to write about a nature phenomenon found in Canadian Wildlife.
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School Year Calendar Consultation
01/22/2016
We are seeking public feedback for our 2016-2017 draft school year calendar. Please take a moment to provide us with your comments.
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Capstone students approach Orillia City Council
01/21/2016
Three Patrick Fogarty Catholic School graduates took on Orillia city council on Monday, January 18, over the state of Ben’s Ditch.
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"Stocked" Up with Financial Literacy
01/20/2016
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham is excelling at financial literacy by having students participate in the Nippissing Stock Market Challenge.
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Jags Bring Marissa Closer to her Goal
01/19/2016
Picture a woman walking three to five kilometres to collect drinkable water several times a day.
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Dear Future Me
01/19/2016
Through the month of January Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School in Orillia has been a beehive of activity. The school's halls are full of students studying for tests and quizzes, working on projects, and preparing for upcoming exams.
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St. Theresa's Catholic High School Student asks the Prime Minister of Canada to change airline policy
01/14/2016
Luke Sullivan, student at St. Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland, has launched an online petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to remove “peanuts/nuts from airlines.”
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Students from Across Muskoka, Parry Sound and Orillia Gather to Explore the Reality of Local Poverty
01/14/2016
On Wednesday, February 17, 2016, students from secondary schools in Muskoka, Parry Sound and Orillia will come together in Bracebridge for the Poverty Challenge
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Nominate an Outstanding Graduate
01/08/2016
We are now accepting nominations for our board's 2016 Outstanding Graduate program.
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St. Joseph's Catholic High School Junior Boys Basketball team hold 20-1 record
01/08/2016
Barrie's St. Joseph's Catholic High School junior boys basketball team is on fire this season, posting a 20-1 record.
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Students at St. Ann's Catholic School participate in an Hour of Code
12/09/2015
Today many students and teachers in our school board took part in the annual Hour of Code.
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Students help suit local women with professional attire
12/04/2015
Madelaine Dagenais never thought her interest in fashion would turn into a project for school. Then again, she probably never thought her school work would end up helping dozens of local women either.
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Students ready for battle at high school robotics competition
12/01/2015
Most people will recognize “nothing but net” as a phrase that accompanies a “swish” shot on the basketball court. But for six Patrick Fogarty students, the phrase “nothing but net” has taken on a whole new meaning this semester, and it has nothing to do with basketball.
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January at Holy Trinity Catholic High School
It’s the busiest time of the year - January, the time students come back from Christmas holidays refreshed and ready to prepare for exams!
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Handy Exam and Study Tips
Semester 1 exams take place Thursday, January 28th through to Tuesday, February 2nd.
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