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Feedback Needed for Ministry Survey
06/15/2017
The Ministry of Education ​is currently conducting a survey about the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework. This survey has been developed to help identify and develop opportunities to enhance the wellbeing of Indigenous students. Students in Grades 7-12, staff and parents/guardians are invited to provide their feedback using the Ministry’s online survey by Friday, June 23rd.
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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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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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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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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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SMCDSB Raises Another $79,527 for Cancer Research
05/23/2017
With another school year, comes another successful Terry Fox Run. Schools in the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board continue to support the Marathon of Hope that began 37 years ago. The 2016 Terry Fox Run at SMCDSB had 48 schools participate and raised an incredible total of $79,527.86 for cancer research.
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A Prayer for Peace in Manchester
05/22/2017
God of All, as we witness senseless acts of terror in the Manchester arena, we join with people everywhere to pray for peace. We pray especially for the people of Manchester , for those who were killed and were injured in the violent act of terrorism in this concert venue.
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Parent School Climate Survey Now Available
05/09/2017
This year, in support of the board’s Safe, Equitable and Inclusive School Communities initiative, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will be administering School Climate Surveys to students in Grades 4 to 8, school staff, and parents and guardians.
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Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo Open to Public
05/08/2017
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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James Bartleman Indigenous Writing Award Open
05/08/2017
Each year, the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award program recognizes up to six Indigenous youth for their creative writing talent. Students may submit short stories, essays, poems, plays, songs or any other original writing piece for their chance at an award of $2,500.
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April Highlights @SMCDSB
05/08/2017
April has been an amazing month for our students and staff. We celebrated Easter, had a once in a lifetime experience at Vimy Ridge and even welcomed Premier Kathleen Wynne to Jean Vanier C.H.S. We are very excited to see what adventures our schools will get up to next month!
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Catholic Education Week - Celebrating Parents, Guardians, Trustees, Volunteers, Bus Drivers and Communities
05/05/2017
This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is Walking Forward Together. I can’t think of a more fitting theme during this time when we are called to work with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to the honour the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation report.
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Requesting Your Input - Renewing the Promise
05/04/2017
We want to hear from you about Catholic education in Ontario. Please take a few moments to answer three important questions.
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Catholic Education Week - Celebrating our School Leaders
05/04/2017
This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is Walking Forward Together. I can’t think of a more fitting theme during this time when we are called to work with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to the honour the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation report. It is also a theme which connects with our board’s focus for this year of Celebrating God’s Family. We are all reminded to work together daily to promote the uniqueness and dignity of all.
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Catholic Education Week - Celebrating our Support Staff
05/03/2017
This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is Walking Forward Together. I can’t think of a more fitting theme during this time when we are called to work with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to the honour the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation report. It is also a theme which connects with our board’s focus for this year of Celebrating God’s Family. We are all reminded to work together daily to promote the uniqueness and dignity of all.
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Catholic Education Week - Celebrating our Board Office Staff
05/02/2017
This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is Walking Forward Together. I can’t think of a more fitting theme during this time when we are called to work with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to honour the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation report. It is also a theme which connects with our board’s focus for this year of Celebrating God’s Family. We are all reminded to work together daily to promote the uniqueness and dignity of all.
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Catholic Education Week - Celebrating our Teachers
05/01/2017
This year’s theme for Catholic Education Week is Walking Forward Together. I can’t think of a more fitting theme during this time when we are called to work with our First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities to the honour the recommendations in the Truth and Reconciliation report. It is also a theme which connects with our board’s focus for this year of Celebrating God’s Family. We are all reminded to work together daily to promote the uniqueness and dignity of all.
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Celebrating Catholic Education Week
04/30/2017
For many people it's a week just like any other. But for staff and students at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board the first week in May is a special time.
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A Prayer for the National Day of Mourning
04/28/2017
Every year on April 28th we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.
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Shine Green for Mental Health Awareness Week
04/25/2017
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) have partnered again this year to launch another important initiative - Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Secondary Students Called to Volunteer with ChangeTheWorld
04/21/2017
The ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge is a program that aims to empower youth aged 14-18 to be a positive force in their local community. Kicking off on National Volunteer Week and running for six weeks, secondary students from across the province are encouraged to volunteer at a local volunteer centre for the 10th anniversary of the ChangeTheWorld campaign.
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Learning Partnership to Host Invention Convention
04/18/2017
Over the last several months, Grade 7 and 8 students from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board and the Simcoe County District School Board have been hard at work trying to find solutions to everyday problems. Now, on Wednesday, April 19, the 360 local student inventors will finally be able to showcase their creations at the Learning Partnership’s annual Invention Convention.
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Summer School Register Now Open
04/10/2017
Beginning April 3, 2017, students can register online for Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board summer courses and camps.
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March Highlights at SMCDSB
04/07/2017
March has been filled with exciting news and events. Whether it was taking part in Ash Wednesday mass, checking out our Skilled Trades Competition, participating in Math Olympics or preparing for Vimy Ridge, our students and staff have been busy. We are excited to see what April will bring!
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Safe Schools Message for Families
03/21/2017
Dear Families of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board: We are truly blessed to be part of a Catholic education community bounded by faith and which cherishes the dignity and respect of all people.
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Chatterhigh Offers Scholarship with Quiz Competition
03/17/2017
Chatterhigh is excited to announce the 2nd annual Canada’s Most Informed Student Competition. Grade 11 students across Canada can participate in the quiz-based competition for their chance at a post-secondary scholarship!
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Collingwood Arena a Top 10 Candidate for Kraft Hockeyville
03/09/2017
What better way to celebrate our love for hockey than having one of our very own communities win Kraft Hockeyville! Over the past 11 years, Kraft Hockeyville has contributed over 33.3 million dollars to 88 communities across the country to help build Canada’s passion for hockey. This year, after almost 3,000 nominations, Collingwood’s Eddie Bush Memorial Arena has been announced as a top ten candidate for the title of 2017 Kraft Hockeyville!
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Prom Blitz Offers Free Prom Dresses to Students in Need
03/06/2017
Prom is one of the most exciting and gratifying events in a teenager’s life. After four years of high school, students can finally celebrate all that they have accomplished with their friends. For some, getting a prom dress is the best and most exciting part, but for others, it can cause financial anxiety.
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School Uniform Survey Now Available for Parents and Students
03/03/2017
Each year, the school uniform often comes up as an area of importance and/or concern for both students and parents. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School has renewed its contract with DGN Kilters for at least another year, and we feel that it is important to find ways to improve the provision of uniform services at our board as we move forward.
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Learn How to Stay Safe in an Online World with Social Networking Expert, Paul Davis
03/02/2017
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, St. John Vianney Catholic School in Barrie will be welcoming guest speaker, Paul Davis. Paul is a social networking expert who focuses on topics such a social media platforms, cyber-bullying, online gaming, texting, and much more. He has delivered his message to more than 335,000 people including the OPP, RCMP, and the Canadian Armed Forces.
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Interested in a Precision Metal Cutting Trade?
03/01/2017
Interested in a skilled trade? The precision metal cutting (PMC) trade is in high demand and recruiting efforts have begun for the 2017-18 Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) PMC Program.
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Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for the OTIP Teaching Awards!
02/09/2017
Know an outstanding teacher? Nominate them for the 2017 Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) Teaching Awards! These awards allow us to recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions that our members make to their students’ education, to their schools, and within their communities.
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2017-18 School Year Calendar Consultation
02/06/2017
The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is now seeking feedback for our 2017-18 school year calendar.
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Michael Monk Award Open for Applications
02/03/2017
The Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce that, in addition to the Michael Carty and RJ McCarthy Awards in support of initiatives in Catholic schools, they are honouring past director, Michael Monk, with an award in his name.
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January Highlights @SMCDSB
02/03/2017
Happy New Year! After a relaxing Christmas and New Years, our staff and students are back into the swing of things. With an abundance of snow days, our school communities still managed to do a lot of amazing things in the first month of 2017!
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Flags at Half-Mast
01/31/2017
Flags at all Government of Ontario buildings and establishments across the province are to be lowered to half-mast now until further notice, to mark the tragic event that took place in the City of Quebec on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
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Prayer for Quebec Mosque Shooting
01/30/2017
As a Catholic community, let us join together in prayer for all of those affected by this tragedy. Loving God, creator of all people you are our hope and our consolation, especially in times of tragedy.
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Do you know an Outstanding SMCDSB Graduate?
01/24/2017
Every year, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board recognizes one graduate from each of our nine high schools with the Our Outstanding Graduates – Where are They Now? Program. These individuals have made incredible contributions to the betterment of their communities, cities and towns, our province and beyond and we want to celebrate those successes.
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Catholic Education Week Video Contest
01/24/2017
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association (OCSTA) is inviting students to develop and contribute a video for Catholic Education Week (CEW).
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Guess Who's on Facebook?
01/20/2017
That’s right. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board has an official Facebook page! For those of you who aren’t in the Twitter world, follow us on Facebook for the latest news, updates and events at www.facebook.com/SMCDSB/
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Calendar Correction for Lent
01/17/2017
Please note that there has been a correction to the date of Lent in elementary and secondary calendars. Lent will begin on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
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2017-18 Minister's Student Advisory Council Applications are Open!
01/16/2017
Do you have some great ideas for our Minister of Education? Share your student voice and become a member of the Minister’s Student Advisory Council (MSAC).
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December Highlights at SMCDSB
01/12/2017
'Tis the season of giving! The month of December was full of joy, anticipation and a lot of snow! Our schools were busy fundraising, donating and collecting items for families & organizations that need help during the Christmas season. We thank you for your efforts and hope you had a great holiday!
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Celebrate Your Future with the Canada Day Challenge!
01/10/2017
The Canada Day Challenge invites young Canadians from 8 to 18 years of age to celebrate Canada’s culture, explore its heritage, and to participate in a unique creative experience! This year’s theme is Celebrate Your Future.
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Wishing You a Merry Christmas
12/20/2016
Christmas Wishes from the Director of Education
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Fourth Week of Advent
12/18/2016
"Behold, a Virgin shall conceive and bear a son; and his name will be called Emmanuel." Isaiah 7.14
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The Third Week of Advent
12/11/2016
Rejoice in the Lord always . Philippians 4:4
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The 2016 Christmas Card Artwork Winner Is...
12/08/2016
Once again this year, we received an outstanding amount of student artwork for our annual Christmas card. It was a tremendously difficult decision as we received hundreds of submissions from numerous schools and grade levels. We had several exceptional nominations that perfectly demonstrated the importance of faith and the spirit of Christmas, while showcasing the amazing talent of our students.
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The Second Week of Advent
12/04/2016
A voice cries out: "In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God." - Isaiah 40.3
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St. Peter's Presents ELF JR The Musical
12/01/2016
St. Peter's Catholic Secondary School in Barrie will be performing ELF JR: The Musical on December 1, 2, and 3. ELF JR is a family show brought to you by the students of St. Peter's. The story begins with Buddy realizing that he is not an elf, but human. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.
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November Highlights @SMCDSB
11/30/2016
With Christmas just around the corner, our schools have had a busy November with fundraisers, Remembrance Day, Anti-Bullying week and the start of Grade 8 Parent Information Nights. Here are some of the things we've been up to this month.
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Welcoming the Season of Advent
11/29/2016
On November 27, we welcomed the season of Advent with the first Sunday and the first lit candle. The season of Advent is a time of preparation as we are invited to grow more like Jesus while wait for his coming. We get ready for the birth of Christ by praying, reflecting on the promises of God in our Scriptures and by reaching out to others, especially the poor and the forgotten.
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Reminder of Public Meeting - Our Lady of Mercy PAR
11/24/2016
Parents and members of the community are reminded of the public meeting for the Our Lady of Mercy Pupil Accommodation Review of November 28th
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SMCDSB Celebrates Bullying Prevention Week
11/22/2016
From November 20 - 26, 2016, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will celebrate Bullying Prevention Week. This year, the SMCDSB theme is Be Kind Online - What is Your Digital Footprint? Students will be participating in activities and events such as Pink Shirt Day and the Pledge to End Bullying.
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For All Things Sports, Visit CSASC
11/14/2016
We all know that the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is full of talented students, as well as amazing athletes. From hockey, to volleyball, to soccer, the opportunities for our students to participate in athletics is endless.
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A Prayer for Remembrance Day
11/11/2016
God of love and justice, today we remember all men and women who died in defense of our country and its freedom.
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SMCDSB Hosts CPIC Commissioning Evening
11/07/2016
On Thursday, November 3, 2016, the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board hosted the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) Commissioning Evening at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Barrie. The event was an amazing success as CPIC and Catholic School Community Council (CSCC) members gathered to celebrate another year in Catholic education.
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Treaties Recognition Week
11/06/2016
The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation (MIRR) announced that Ontario has designated this week of November (November 6 to 12, 2016) as Treaties Recognition Week to promote public education and awareness about treaties and treaty relationships.
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October Highlights at SMCDSB
11/01/2016
As we move into the fall season, students and staff have had an exciting October. Schools travelled to WE Day, celebrated Thanksgiving and Halloween and even had their first snow fall! We are looking forward to seeing what November will bring.
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Learn to Save Lives with the Aquatics Leadership Program
10/31/2016
Want to earn a high school credit while training to be a certified lifeguard? Students can register for the Aquatics Leadership Program and earn qualifications such as Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid + CPR + AED; Bronze Medallion & Bronze Cross Certification; National Lifeguard Certification, and Instructors.
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Are you the Next Student Trustee?
10/26/2016
Are you a Grade 11 or 12 student interested in the political processes of the educational system? The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is currently seeking candidates for the 2017-18 student trustee.
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Congratulations to our 2016 Catholic Student Award Winners!
10/24/2016
Each year, all Catholic secondary schools in the province are asked to select one outstanding student to be the recipient of the Catholic Education Foundation of Ontario (C.E.F.O) Catholic Student Award. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is proud to recognize ten exceptional individuals who are well-deserving of this award.
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An Invitation to the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Community
10/20/2016
Yesterday was an important day in the ongoing journey of the staff, students, and families of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board. Every day, our Catholic school communities demonstrate tremendous compassion for the human condition. But, yesterday more than 500 students and staff, from 37 schools, joined 20,000 others from across the province at WE Day in Toronto.
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Catholic School Community Council (CSCC) Members are Invited!
10/17/2016
On Thursday, November 3, 2016 the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will be hosting the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee (CPIC) Commissioning Evening. Each of our 51 schools has a Catholic School Community Council, comprised of parent volunteers. These individuals enhance and encourage parent involvement in our schools and act as an advisory body to our board and the Board of Trustees.
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Secrets to the Success of an Experiential Learning Program
10/13/2016
Since 2009, high school students and staff of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board have had the amazing opportunity to travel overseas to take part in an experiential learning program. Over 1,200 participants have committed themselves to a year of preparation, and left Canada to spend two weeks immersed in the culture of small villages in Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, India, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.
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Grade 9 Students to Participate in the Take Our Kids to Work Program
10/11/2016
On November 2, 2016 students, parents, and employers will be taking part in The Learning Partnership’s (TLP) annual Take Our Kids to Work Program. Grade 9 students from across Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound will head into the workplace of parents, friends and relatives to gain a first-hand look into the world of work.
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A Prayer for Thanksgiving
10/07/2016
God of all goodness, we give you thanks for your many blessings to us. We thank you for the gift of life, for making us your sons and daughters, each one of us unique and special.
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October is National Principals' Month
10/06/2016
The Learning Partnership (TLP) has established that beginning this year, October will be known as National Principals’ Month! We invite you all to help celebrate and recognize the outstanding principals who work in our Catholic community. These individuals provide support to students, staff and the community as a whole, and are the foundation for the success of our schools.
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Happy World Teachers' Day!
10/05/2016
Today, October 5, we celebrate World Teachers’ Day - a day proclaimed by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994.
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Model Parliament Program Accepting Student Applications
10/04/2016
Are you a student in Grade 10 to 12 with an interest in current events and provincial issues? The Legislative Assembly of Ontario invites you to participate in the exciting Model Parliament Program. The three-day program will run from February 22-24, 2017 and offers civic minded students a unique opportunity to experience the legislature first-hand.
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SMCDSB is Going to WE Day
10/03/2016
This year, 34 schools from the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will be attending WE Day on October 19th in Toronto. This amazing event is held in 14 cities across the US and Canada and includes a live concert from award-winning performers and world-renowned inspirational speakers.
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September Highlights at SMCDSB
10/03/2016
Welcome back! September is always an exciting time for all of our staff and students. As we all get back into the swing of things, we can look forward to a new school year, full of learning and exciting opportunities. Here are some highlights from the first month of the 2016-17 school year
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A Prayer for the Terry Fox Run
09/26/2016
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will join more than 9,000 other schools across the country to take part in the 36th anniversary of the Terry Fox School Run.
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Study Abroad with the ISE Program
09/23/2016
Want to study in Europe? The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board is excited to offer The International Student Exchange (ISE) Program for students aged 13-17.
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Register for the Free International Languages Program
09/20/2016
Want to learn a new language? The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School board is once again offering our International Languages Program to students in JK to Grade 8. The program includes languages like German, Italian, Mandarin, etc,. And the best part? It’s FREE!
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OCSTA Short Video Contest
09/19/2016
The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) is now accepting submissions for their 2016 short-video contest. This year, students in Grades 4 - 12 are asked to create a two- minute video representing this year’s theme: “The Story Behind the Name of Our Catholic School.”
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SMCDSB Welcomes a New Student Trustee
09/15/2016
At the first board meeting of the 2016-17 school year, our Catholic community welcomed new student trustee, Andrea Chiappetta. The meeting was held last night, September 14, 2016 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Barrie and included a Mass and the commissioning of Andrea into his new role.
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Download the SMCDSB Mobile App Today!
09/12/2016
The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School is excited to announce the launch of our very own free mobile app. Users can now access calendars, school contact information, bus cancellations and much more from their mobile device.
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A Prayer for September 11, 2001
09/11/2016
Let us pray, Loving God, source of healing and hope, we come to you in prayer on this anniversary of the catastrophic events of September 11, 2001.
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Introducing Saint Teresa of Calcutta
09/06/2016
Mother Teresa, now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was elevated to Sainthood this past Sunday, September 4, in Rome.
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2016-17 School Year Theme: "Celebrating God's Family"
08/29/2016
Every year, our board chooses a spiritual theme, which serves as our inspiration and spiritual focus. The theme for the 2016 - 2017 school year, is Celebrating God’s Family.
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Deanne Rose Scores Her Way Into Olympic History
08/23/2016
Sadly, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have come to an end, but the accomplishments made by Team Canada will continue to be praised. We would like to particularly recognize Deanne Rose from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham, who was the youngest member of Team Canada Women’s Soccer.
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Grade 9 Orientation Dates and Times
08/16/2016
Heading into high school? Make sure to attend your school's Grade 9 Orientation for important information
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Need to Register?
08/08/2016
New to the area and need to register your child? If you already know which school your child will be attending, please call your school beginning August 24th.
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Register to Defeat Depression and Move for Mental Health
08/02/2016
On Sunday, September 11, 2016, individuals can “move for mental health” with the 1st annual Defeat Depression Campaign. The event will be held downtown Barrie and participants can run or walk up to ten kilometers to raise awareness for mental health. Physical activity and social interaction has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health and the campaign wants to highlight that.
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Catholic Education Centre Summer Hours
07/12/2016
Beginning July 11, the Catholic Education Centre will be open Monday - Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The new summer hours will continue until August 22, when regular hours will then resume.
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Transcript Requests Now Available Online
07/11/2016
During the summer months, individuals wishing to order transcripts can now do so using our online transcript request form.
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Important Information About Summer School
07/06/2016
Summer school begins on Monday, July 11th at 8:30 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Barrie. Please "read more" for additional information about this year's summer school program.
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National Aboriginal Day at Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
06/28/2016
This year marked the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day - and an additional opportunity to promote a deeper understanding about the rich culture, history and many contributions of First Nation, Métis and Inuit people to Canadian society.
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Jean Vanier CHS Student Wins OECTA Young Author's Award
06/24/2016
The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Young Author Awards is always a tough competition. Thousands of students from across the province participate in the program.
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Olympic Dream Comes True
06/20/2016
The Olympic dreams of St. Thomas of Aquinas Catholic Secondary School student Deanne Rose have come true!
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Approved 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
04/21/2016
The Ministry approved 2016-2017 school year calendars are now available.
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