School List

June 2017

Holy Cross Gardening Club
Holy Cross Plants Canadian Flag out of Flowers
06/28/2017
A few weeks ago, Ms. Balon and Ms. Dwyer of Holy Cross Catholic School in Innisfil started the Holy Cross Gardening Club. They were thrilled to have over 50 students eagerly participate and clean up the gardens at the school. Weeds were removed and gardens were replenished with fresh soil generously donated by Kell's Garden City of Innisfil.
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2017-18 Registration Information
06/28/2017
In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, families are encouraged to register their children prior to the first day of school - September 5, 2017.
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Grade 8 Graduation Advice From Kindergartners
06/27/2017
This past week at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Collingwood, Kindergarten students gifted the 2016/2017 Grade 8 graduates with wisdom only children can deliver. A short video created by the youngest students at the school provides their older peers with useful, humourous and shrewd advice. We thought it was worth sharing with all of our grads.
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A Special Message from Jean Vanier for Canada 150
06/26/2017
This year in Canada is particularly special as we join together to celebrate 150 years of history and culture. Jean Vanier, a Companion of the Order of Canada, Templeton Prize winner, and founder of L’Arche has shared a special message for Canada's 150th anniversary.
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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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Catholic Board Passes Balanced Budget
06/22/2017
Last evening, the Board of Trustees for the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board passed a balanced operating budget for the 2017-2018 school year in the amount of $265,942,322.
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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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Catholic Board Recognizes National Aboriginal Day
06/21/2017
On Wednesday, June 21, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will recognize National Aboriginal Day at its 5th annual open house. The event will take place between noon and 2 p.m. at the Professional Activity Centre located at St. Joseph's Catholic High School - 243 Cundles Street East.
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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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Celebration of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School
06/14/2017
After opening its doors in 1946, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School in Honey Harbour will be closing at the end of the June. There will be a celebration of the school and the school community before its final closing. Please join the Celebration of Our Lady of Mercy School
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CFHA Offers New Scholarships to Secondary Students
06/14/2017
The Canadian Friends Historical Association (CFHA) was founded in 1972 with the intention to raise awareness and appreciation of the contributions by Quakers to Canadian society. The CFHA strives to honour the Quaker legacy and has developed a new scholarship program for high school students and those entering into university.
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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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osap
Need Help Paying for Post-Secondary Education?
06/09/2017
Heading to college or university in the fall? The new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) will provide students with more generous financial support than ever before. This will include free tuition for hundreds of thousands of low and middle income students.
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Music students on a trip
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 in China
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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SMCDSB Holds Annual Celebration of Excellence
06/08/2017
On Wednesday, May 31, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic School Board (SMCDSB) held their annual Celebration of Excellence evening to commemorate the outstanding achievements of staff and students. More than 170 people attended Mass and helped congratulate individuals who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in Catholic education.
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Inside Ride participants
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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The dance group
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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May Highlights @SMCDSB
06/02/2017
Kicking off with Catholic education week, the month of May has been a whirlwind of fantastic things happening in our communities. Students and staff walked for social justice, travelled to Ecuador, China, Tanzania and India for mission trips, stood up for mental health awareness, and much more.
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