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Samuel "Sam" O'Connor (husband of Tracy O'Connor)
Samuel Romero "Sam" O'Connor, husband of Tracy O'Connor, teacher at St. Marguerite D’Youville, passed away June 27. Visitation: Friday. June 29, 7-9 pm at O'Neil funeral home, 340 William Street
Funeral: Saturday, June 30, 10 am at St....
Full Circle
Yesterday, I went back to see what I wrote last year at this time as we mark the end of yet another school year. When I re-read what I...
Highlights from the June 2018 Board Meeting
IMG_1134.JPG Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund Recipient: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School is a proud recipient of a $45,000 Indigo Love of Reading...
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21
WortleyOnTheGreen.jpg Thank you to Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services, N'Amerind Friendship Center, and Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre for putting on an incredible celebration, open to all, at Wortley on...
How We Are Engaging Our Students in a Global Education
This past week an International Education Symposium was held in Toronto. The theme of the Symposium addressed how we are engaging our students in a global education, both at...
Ray John Visit to Grade 3 at St. Patrick's in Lucan
St.PatsLucan.jpg Mr. Ray John had a great visit to St. Patrick's in Lucan on Monday, June 18. He visited two Grade 3 classes who came to the gym to participate...
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day Six Days Early
DillonRay.jpg At Mother Theresa Secondary school on Friday, June 15 Indigenous student Dillon Moses Strasser Einish led a day of cultural activities in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day for his fellow students....
Regina Mundi Students Explore Indigenous History 1945-1982
RMCLivingGraphStudents.PNG Ms. Raquel Silva's Grade 10 History class used a Living Graph tool (thank you Dr. Petr Seixas, inventor of the Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts !) to analyse the main...
The Responsibility of Catholic Educators: On the Ground Evangelizers
This past week as part of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association Conference we heard from some amazing speakers and I will share some of their key messages.
 
Most Reverend...
Irene Fildes (mother of Cathy White)
Irene Victoria Fildes, mother of Cathy White (and mother-in-law of Ron White, charge custodian at St. Jude's, Ingersoll) passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  Cathy is a custodian...
Dream Catchers at John Paul II High School
JPIIDreamCatchers.jpg On June 7 at John Paul II high school, Metis artist Brenda Collins took some of JPII's Indigenous students through a dream-catcher making exercise. Students not only ended up with...
Water Walk at Jean Vanier
WaterWalk2.jpg On Wednesday, June 6, Jean Vanier launched their Water Walk with an assembly organized by Jean Vanier teacher Kristina Bloomfield and the mother of Alexandra Foto. Fo to  died tragically at age...
Thank You Volunteers
Volunteers.jpg One of Jean Vanier's Kindergarten students had the best seat in the house for the Water Walk assembly on June 6.  Where would we be without our volunteers?
School Board in Growth Mode, Approves $262 Million Budget
On Monday, June 4, the Board of Trustees for the London District Catholic School Board approved a preliminary 2018-19 operating budget with expenditures of slightly more than $262 million.
 
The...
Blessed Sacrament Elementary School Receives $45,000 Indigo Literacy Fund Grant
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Elementary School is a proud recipient of a $45,000 Indigo Love of Reading Foundation Literacy Fund grant, one of just 30 schools to receive a 2018...
"...give the best of yourselves."
This past week I was able to join many of our students and staff at our annual Hans Janseen Track and Field Meet.  Over the course of 3 days we...
Highlights of the May Board Meeting
Elementary Vice-Principal Appointment Jamie McDonald, currently Elementary Teacher, St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Elementary School, be appointed as Elementary Vice-Principal, St. Michael's Catholic Elementary School (Woodstock) and St. Patrick's Catholic...
Antler River Pow Wow June 1
PowWowJune1.jpg On Friday June 1, students from  Monsignor O'Neil, Our Lady Immaculate, St. Francis, St. Martin's, St. Michael's Woodstock, and St. Robert enjoyed a Pow Wow at Antler River school on the Chippewas of...
Aboriginal Awareness Celebrations at STA
STASmudge.jpg Mrs. O'Leary Reesor arranged two days of celebration at STA May 30 and 31 in honour of Aboriginal Awareness Week. On May 30, Mr. Ken Oliver, an elder from Manitoulin...
Noreen Hurley (mother of Colleen Coad)
Noreen Hurley, mother of Colleen Coad and grandmother of Trish Hurley, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Colleen is the secretary at Sir Arthur Carty Catholic Elementary School where Trish...

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