Many schools have celebrated Thanksgiving Masses this month.
Some students have also been learning about a centuries-old — yet very contemporary — prayer practice traditionally called the “Examen.” It is great for both adults and children! With the children, we have been calling this making “Heart Bread” using the imagery from the book, Making Heart Bread, by Matthew, Sheila and Dennis Linn. It makes a wonderful FAMILY PRAYER practice for use at bedtime. It can take as little as 5 minutes or as long as you wish. This is how it works:
We ask ourselves and our children 3 questions:
- What was something that made you happy today? Take a minute to think about this and to say “Thank You” to God.
- What was something that made you sad today? Take a minute to think about this. Ask God to help you remember that you are loved even when things happen that you don’t like. If necessary, ask God to forgive you.
- What are you looking forward to tomorrow? Take a minute to think about this and ask God to help you.
Close with this prayer or a prayer in your own words: “God we thank you for what made us happy and we ask you to help us with what made us sad. God help us to know that You love us are are with us all the time. Amen.”
Just as tummy bread nourishes our bodies, heart bread nourishes our souls!
5 Years Service
Gary Bisson, Catholic Education Centre
Kim Bennet, Holy Saviour Catholic School
Kimberly Wright, St. Edward Catholic School
Misty Scott, St. Martin Catholic School
Aloysius Coffey, Our Lady of Fatima
10 Years of Service
Katie Hara, Holy Angels Catholic School
Allison Hester, Holy Saviour Catholic School
Cassandra Foulds, St. Edward Catholic School
Mary Keyter, St. Martin Catholic School
Lynn Jankowski, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
15 Years of Service
Mandy Salvador, St. Martin Catholic School
Joselyne Cloutier, St. Joseph Catholic School
20 Years of Service
April Moore, Holy Angels Catholic School
Mary Pat Russell, St. Martin Catholic School
Chereyl Marino, Trustee
The Good Shepherd Award honours a person or group who models the qualities of a Good Shepherd and has made an outstanding contribution to Catholic Education through their dedication and/or devotion to the Superior North Catholic District School Board community. Any person within the Superior North Catholic District School Board community may nominate a person or group. Through the nominations received it was evident that each of them have gone above and beyond to contribute to the enhancement of Catholic education!
Congratulations to Sarah Clowes, Dorothee Desilets, Benjamin Jewiss, Laureen Kay and Susan Lemieux — our 2019 Good Shepherd Award Recipients.
On October 21, 2019 - our #SNCDSB family gathered together for our annual Faith Development Day. It was an opportunity for our staff to reflect on their faith and ignite hope to bring back to our classrooms to inspire our students. Young people are the hope for the future and as teachers and leaders, it is our responsibility to support their dreams for a better world.
St. Hilary Catholic School Hosted the 30th Annual Cross Country Run
October 17th was a beautiful day in Red Rock and a perfect day for the 30th Annual Cross Country Race hosted by St. Hilary Catholic School. This year 14 teams and 240 students participated in the 2.8 km race. Schools that attended were Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School and Notre-Dame de Fatima, Longlac; St. Joseph Catholic School Geraldton; Johnny Therriault Memorial School, Aroland; Dorion Public School; St. Edward Catholic School and George O’Neill Public School, Nipigon; Holy Angels Catholic School and Schreiber Public School, Schreiber; St. Martin Catholic School, Terrace Bay Public School and Ecole Franco-Terrace, Terrace Bay; Margaret Twomey Public School, Marathon.
The day started off with the Junior Boy’s race. Congratulations to the top 4th place finishers: Aidan Carpenter, Terrace Bay Public (12:05); Peter Guilbault, Dorion Public (12.10); Logan Nakani, Margaret Twomey (12.16) and Lukas Olson, St Joseph Catholic School (12.27). Combined team standings for the Junior Boys was St. Martin School 1st, Terrace Bay Public School 2nd, Holy Angels School 3rd and Dorion Public School 4th.
St. Hilary Catholic School sweeped the Junior Girls division with Victoria Clowes crossing the finish line 1st with a time of (12:17), 2nd Olivia Parker (12.36), 3rd Lauren Giguere(12.49). Jemma Tozer from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Longlac placed 4th with a time of (13.00). Team standings for Jr. Girls was St. Hilary 1st, George O'Neill Public School 2nd, Terrace Bay Public School 3rd and St. Edward Catholic School 4th.
The final race of the day was the Senior Girls and Boys.
The top 4th place finishers in Senior Girls were as follows: Abby Clowes, St. Hilary Catholic School (12.02); Adele Doucet, Notre-Dame de Fatima (12.23); Madeleine Giguere, St. Hilary Catholic School (12.56); and Carsyn Todesco, St. Hilary Catholic School (13.34)
In the Senior Boys race, Daelan Burgess Marshall crossed the finish line first with a time of 10:45, followed by 2nd Bryce Semple, Dorion Public School at 11:20, Jack Barber placed 3rd at 11:38 and Kayo Lake from Margaret Twomey placed 4th at 11.56.
One recipient from each school was recognized to receive the Gyven Boudreau Dedication to and Love of Running Award. Recipients from Superior North Catholic District School Board were:
- Giorgio Figliomeni, Holy Angels
- Jillian Waite, St. Martin
- Cohen Traintinger, St. Edward
- Samuel Larouche, Our Lady of Fatima
- Lukas Olson, St. Joseph
Thank you to all of our volunteers for making this such a great day! Thank you to our wonderful sponsors as it was your generosity that enabled us to purchase medals for all of our finishers and some really cool prizes!
Thank you to all of the coaches. A special thank you to all of the participants - stay healthy and continue to embrace an active lifestyle!
First Lego League Ontario Visits SNCDSB
Peggy Scott from First Lego League Ontario visited Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) from September 30 - October 4. Peggy and Sarah Clowes, SNCDSB Technology Enabled Learning Teacher Contact, visited St. Edward Catholic School, St. Hilary Catholic School, St. Joseph Catholic School and Holy Angels Catholic School and worked with 15 educators and students from Grade 2 - Grade 8.
Students learnt how to code using WeDo 2.0, EV3 Mindstorm and using Lego to create simple machines. Some coding highlights included using the robots to follow a black line, using a switch and loop coding block to repeat the pattern.
Students constructed the robots and used the ultrasonic sensor and light sensor. They discussed the real-world application of this technology can be related to autonomous cars and how engineers, mechanics and computer scientists use these skills in their vocations. Students explored gears and movement to make different pieces of robots turn. Lego makerspaces were created in participating schools to support students' creativity.
Students were able to create motorized, motion sensored race cars that were programmed by their computers. They explored and experimented with different size tires and different gears to determine the effects of both. The students were highly engaged and interested in all aspects of the build.
Indigenous Education - What’s going on in the classrooms this month?
We are proud of our students and the responsible Global Citizens they are becoming. A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world - and their place in it.
Many of our schools spent the month of October in authentic and hands-on learning about Canada’s system of government and the importance of doing their civic duty by participating in CIVIX Canada’s Student Vote program. The students had the chance to hear party platforms directly from their leaders and candidates as well as to visit and tour the local polling station before casting their own ballots in a simulated election.
Congratulations to the #ChangeMakers at St. Martin Catholic School! The staff and students have been busy raising money for Cancer Research!
Great job done by all the students who raised money for the Run for the Cure. Mr. Mauro ran a 5km race on October 6th to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer and the students were busy organizing fundraising events. If the students raised $500, Mr. Mauro agreed to let one of the students give him a haircut!
One of the school's fundraising efforts was to sell “Pie in the Face” tickets. During the First Friday Assembly, 10 lucky tickets were drawn and the winners got to pick someone to get a pie in their face! What a fun afternoon the students had while raising money for such an important cause!