Superior North Catholic District School Board staff and students participated in the Terry Fox Walk. 41 Years ago, Terry Fox started a movement that continues to grow strong in the hearts of Canadians each year. This year is no exception. While this year's event might look a bit different, the goal remains the same: to raise funds for cancer research.
September 30th is #OrangeShirtDay and the first National Day for Truth & Reconciliation. A day to honour our Indigenous communities and those affected by the residential school system; in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for future generations to come. #EveryChildMatters
We encourage you to listen, learn, and reflect on the lasting effects of residential schools. https://www.orangeshirtday.org/
September 30th was Orange Shirt Day and was the first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. All #SNCDSB staff and students joined Judy Wawia, Chair of the Board and Colleen Sheriff, Indigenous Education Lead virtually via Zoom for prayer and drum to honour the Residential and Day School survivors and remember the children that never made it home. A video of Phyllis Webstad was shared. Phyllis spoke about her Residential School experience and how the Orange Shirt Day movement came about. The virtual session provided reflective questions for classrooms to extend their learning and ended with a closing drum and song.
Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) is proud to announce the installation of Lu: Interactive Playgrounds in four school gymnasiums, with the remaining schools to be installed later this fall. St. Hilary, St. Edward, Holy Angels and Our Lady of Lourdes schools now have an immersive and interactive gymnasium that fosters physical activity and curriculum. The Lu Interactive Playground encourages children’s curiosity and engages intelligence and learning styles.
The Lu interactive playground supports students to develop confidence, empathy, self-esteem and interpersonal skills through gamification available through Lu. Students will enjoy the lights, sounds and interactive platform during their physical education class and their math, literacy, social studies and health curriculums areas. All students can engage in physical activity.
SNCDSB is committed to creating engaging 21st-century learning environments to educate students, heart, mind and soul. School assemblies, prayer services, dances and Christmas concerts will be transformed by this world-class audiovisual technology. Lu is transforming education around the world, with systems integrated in over 20 countries across the globe. SNCDSB’s progressive and forward-thinking team has illuminated students' education through state-of-the-art technology and facilities.
At Superior North Catholic District School Board (SNCDSB) we like to spotlight our student alumni. We are proud to highlight our students who have graduated SNCDSB with the knowledge, skills and confidence to affect change.
On September 27th, Our Lady of Fatima Grad, Tyler Tucker played in his first NHL game for the St. Louis Blues. It was a preseason game against the Dallas Stars. Tyler has a very successful junior hockey career in the OHL with the Barrie Colts and the Flint Firebirds. He was drafted by St. Louis Blues in 2018.
Tyler's story is proof positive that anyone from the small communities that make up the schools of SNCDSB can realize their dreams. This is not limited to hockey but to any field or profession. Hard work pays off regardless of what career path you choose.
When returning to his hometown, Tyler and his brother Jesse always make time to help out on the ice with kids in Longlac Minor Hockey.
“Tyler is a very quiet person who lets his actions do his talking. He leads by example which is part of the reason he was an assistant captain with the Barrie Colts.” – Tim Griffin, Principal, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School
Congratulations on your achievements and efforts Tyler!