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Sudbury Catholic Schools Help Make Winters a Little Warmer!

Members of student senate stand with their coats.

The Student Senate at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board has helped make winter a little warmer for our community! Throughout the month of October, the Student Senate spearheaded a campaign to collect gently used winter coats in all sizes. The Senate, which is comprised of 15 secondary students, also encouraged other schools to participate in this initiative.

Together, Sudbury Catholic Schools collected 436 coats and winter accessories, surpassing last year’s number of 200 coats and winter accessories. Working with Derek Cashmore of Cooper Equipment Rentals, the coats will be donated to those in need throughout the Greater Sudbury community.

“The Student Senate are seen as leaders and innovators not only in their schools but across the Sudbury Catholic District School Board,” said Amanda Barry, Teacher Facilitator of the Student Senate. “They are truly difference makers and I am honoured to work alongside them year after year.”

“It was amazing to see our schools all come together and support such a wonderful cause,” said Ryan Scarpellini, Student Trustee and member of the Student Senate. “We are excited to continue to grow the campaign year after year and continue to make a difference in our community.”

MMA student presents at Canada Wide Science Festival

Grade 8 Marymount Academy student, Kaylee Kruk participated in the Canada Wide Science Festival held in Montreal May 15 – 21. Each year 500,000 science fair projects are completed in Canada and out of those 500,000 projects, 485 students were selected to participate in this years Festival. Congratulations Kaylee in presenting your project “No More Dehydration, Use the Solar Desalination” at CWSF 2016.

Youth Mental Health Walk-in offered for secondary students

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board in partnership with the Child and Family Centre is offering a unique service to all our secondary students. We will have a Youth Walk-In Service available on Tuesdays from 10:30am to 6:00pm (last one hour session at 5pm). Starting tomorrow!

Where do you go to see a clinician? Go to the Guidance Area at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School. This service is open to all secondary students, not just those from St. Benedict.

For more information please call 705-525-1008.

Remember: You don’t have to face your problems alone.

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MMA student heads to Canada-wide Science Fair

The Sudbury Catholic School Board Community is very proud of Kaylee Kruk, student at Marymount Academy for her science fair project ’No more Dehydration, Use the solar desalination’ as she was awarded a top prize this past weekend at Laurentian University and will be attending the Canada-Wide Science Fair this May. Other Marymount winners include Margaret Leigh, Jordin Rancourt and Ryanna Proulx. We also congratulate Kaleb Witty and Nicholas Moyle from St. Anne on their awards. We extend our congratulations to all Sudbury Catholic students and thank their teachers for supporting their learning and inspiring them to pursue Scientific Inquiry.

Sudbury Catholic Schools Students represent at Sudbury Regional Science Fair

Sudbury Catholic Schools students were very successful at this past weekend’s Sudbury Regional Science Fair.

Please see the list below

SRSF Regular (Divisional) Awards

Junior Division – Engineering (Génie junior) Divisional
Placing and Prize: First/Première Medal, Cash, Certificate
No More Dehydration, Use the Solar Desalination
Kaylee Kruk
Marymount Academy

Junior Division – Life Sciences (Sciences de la vie junior) Divisional
Placing and Prize: Third/Troisième Place Medal & Certificate
Where have all the bugs gone?
Margaret Leigh
Marymount Academy

SRSF Special Awards

Bill and Olga Roman Award Special
Sponsor: The Roman Family
Pedal Power
Jordin Rancourt
Marymount Academy

Biotechnology Award Special
Sponsor: Sudbury Regional Science Fair Committee
GOT MILK?
Ryanna Proulx
Marymount Academy

Laurentian University Biology Award Special
Sponsor: Laurentian University Biology Department
Where have all the bugs gone?
Margaret Leigh
Marymount Academy

Laurentian University Neuroscience Award Special
Sponsor: Laurentian University Behavioural Neuroscience
Paw Patrol/Patrouilles des Pattes
Avery Morin
Brooke Palladino
Marymount Academy

Laurentian Architecture Laurentienne (LAL) Award Special
Sponsor: Laurentian University School of Architecture
Companion Tray
Kaleb Witty
Nicholas Moyle
St. Anne Elementary School

Laurentian University School of the Environment Award Special
No More Dehydration, Use the Solar Desalination
Kaylee Kruk
Marymount Academy

Grand Prizes

Canada Wide Science Fair Participant (Participant(e) à l’expo-sciences pan-canadienne) Grand

Prize Type: Trip to Canada Wide Science Fair in Montreal, May 15th to 20th.

No More Dehydration, Use the Solar Desalination
Kaylee Kruk
Marymount Academy

Congratulations to all!

Secondary Student Leaders Participate in Equity Workshops

From October 21 to October 24, guest speakers from the Harmony Movement group held workshops for student leaders from all of our secondary schools to talk about diversity and equity in the Sudbury Catholic District School Board.

Biju Pappachan and Caitlin Wood led the 40 students through many activities and discussions about such topics as bullying, racism and sexism. The students were engaged as they examined issues surrounding stereotypes and prejudice and to hear about how many biased images bombard us regularly in the media.

“It’s changed my perspective on how to look at different people of different genders and races,” said St. Benedict student Laura Rinaldi.

The students gained a much deeper appreciation for the privileges that they enjoy in our society, whether it’s gender, socioeconomic status, culture or in other ways. It made them more empathetic toward those who don’t necessarily wake up with the same abilities. They were taught that with privilege comes the responsibility to make our world more equitable through examples of student leadership like the pink shirt day anti-bullying movement.

The students who attended the workshops now feel empowered to go back to their schools and work to make their peers more aware of some of the issues that were discussed.

St. Benedict student Breana Mastroianni said, “I really learned how to stand up and take a stand againstt discrimination.”

Superintendent of School Effectiveness, Rossella Bagnato, explained the importance of initiatives like this one. “We can’t predict the future but we can help shape it and a good place to start is with the students. The Harmony Movement and the equity workshop have provided us with a great starting point.”

Congratulations to these future leaders and we look forward to being a part of what you bring back to our schools.

The Marymount Academy Music Department Proudly Presents a Spring Pops Concert!

Tuesday June 3rd, 7pm – Marymount Gymnasium – Admission by Donation
Baked goods and light refreshments provided.

Featuring:
Senior Concert Band, Junior Concert Band,
Grade 9-12 Strings Class, and Grade 9 Instrumental Music Class

The entire music department has collaborated to perform an evening of popular movie and TV themes for friends, family, and teachers alike. From the Simpsons to Pink Panther, Jurassic Park to E.T. there’s something for everyone! You’re invited to join us for this celebration of all that the music department has worked hard to accomplished this year including the:

Senior Concert Band who won a Silver at the Northern Ontario Music Festival, a Gold at the Kiwanis Music Festival, Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association award, and a Bronze at the Toronto Music Festival in May on their performance trip.

Junior Concert Band (gr.7-10) who won a Bronze at the Northern Ontario Music Festival, a Gold at the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Lougheed Family and Staff award, and have just returned from their two day performance tour of Sudbury Catholic Schools (thanks again to St. Andrew, St. Raphael, and Immaculate Conception!).

Senior Percussion Ensemble who won a Gold a the Kiwanis Music Festival and the Estelle Scappatura award.

It has truly been a fantastic year for the music program at Marymount and we are thrilled to entertain audiences once again by sharing the music we love!

Marymount Academy’s Heartthrob Thursday Supports Heart and Stroke Campaign

The Marymount Academy Catholic Charities Council (MC3) presented a cheque to Karen McNally, Program Coordinator for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the amount $1300.00 on March 27th, 2012. The money was raised by the council’s second annual Heartthrob Thursday event which took place on February 16th, 2012. As part of the day’s activities, students participated in a Zen fitness aerobics class in the morning promoting heart health. The students also took part in several other events throughout the day to raise funds. “As always, our students look forward to supporting such a key organization in our community,” Lucie Cullen, Marymount Academy principal stated. “Both students and staff at Marymount recognize the importance of healthy living, and will continue our support as many of us have loved ones affected by heart disease and stroke.” This is the fifth year Marymount Academy has contributed to the Sudbury Heart and Stroke campaign.

Marymount Academy Annual Canned Food Drive

This past month, Marymount Academy kicked off its Annual Canned Food Drive for the Sudbury Food Bank. Every year Marymount has great success with this fundraiser, usually raising approximately 10,000 cans. The organizers of this event, the MC3 (Marymount Catholic Charities Council) set a goal of 5,000 cans for the school to collect. This year, the Marymount girls went above and beyond what was expected. They spent countless hours going door-to-door can food collecting, and all of their hard work paid off. One grade 7 student, Brittany Critch, single handedly collected 697 cans on her own! By the final day of the canned food drive on October 21st, the Marymount Regals not only exceeded their goals of 5,000 cans, but beat the school record collecting over 13,300 cans! All of the collected food has been donated to the Sudbury Food Bank. This was a very successful fundraiser for a wonderful cause, and was a great way to kick off a year full of fundraising and charitable events.

By: Shannon Reed, MC3 President

MMA Hosts Third Annual Parent Breakfast

Once again the gymnasium was packed as Marymount Academy hosted its third annual Parent Breakfast on October 25, 2011. From 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. students and parents/guardians had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast, meet staff, and learn more about the numerous programming, athletic, and extra-curricular activities and initiatives. The breakfast was put on by the school’s parent council and staff, and allowed parents to meet some of their daughters’ teachers, as well as talk to some of the students who are involved in school programs such as Student Council, Girls Athletic Association, and Marymount Catholic Charities Council. “It is a great, informal setting for parents to have their first meet and greet with staff and other parents,” stated Lucie Cullen, school principal. “Having it first thing in the morning, it allows for much more participation with parents – they can come in before they start their work day, and share breakfast with their daughter, as well as the rest of the Marymount school community.”

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