Monday, 14 June 2021

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Reach Ahead and Summer School

 


Just a reminder that registration for our extremely popular Summer School and Reach Ahead courses will be closing tomorrow (Friday June 11 2021) at the end of the school day.

 Students who have already successfully registered will receive an email by June 22 to their Board email account to confirm their course is running.


High school students can register in our summer school program for a variety of full credit courses, improve their marks in credit recovery courses, or even earn co-op credits through virtual or in-person work placements.


Grade 8 students have the opportunity to get a head start on their high school diploma by taking any number of Grade 9 courses being offered virtually this summer in the Reach Ahead program.


All Reach Ahead and Summer School courses are being offered virtually, but they will include a mix of synchronous online learning and independent study. These courses will count towards the new Ministry of Education eLearning course requirement.


Depending on which program students are in, summer school generally runs from July 2 to July 30, however there are some flexible options.


Find out everything you need to know about course offerings, schedules and online registration here.

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Agribusiness Scholarship Opportunity

 Please click here for the form for - Agribusiness Scholarship Opportunity


Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Virtual Youth Leadership

 Windsor students in grades 9-12 are invited to join local leaders for a day of high-energy, forward-thinking conversation about charting the course of the City of Windsor and its young people.

The conference aims to provide Windsor high-school students with a meaningful opportunity to learn trends in employmentconcrete youth-leadership examples, and the importance of civic engagement.

Space in this free conference is limited, so please register as soon as possible.

  • Open to Windsor high-school students currently enrolled in secondary education.

  • You will hear from local leaders about the future of Windsor, work and volunteer opportunities, and how youth play a key role in charting the course.

  • Participate in the polls, surveys, visioning exercises, and more.

  • Get connected with the Mayor's Youth Leadership Team and the City of Windsor for future volunteer and engagement opportunities.

  • Participation in the conference will count toward required volunteer hours for high school graduation.

OUR SPEAKERS:

  • Drew Dilkens – Mayor of the City of Windsor

  • David Musyj – President & CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital

  • Alexei Ungurenasu – City of Windsor Youth Poet Laureate

  • Linden Crain – Founder and Host of the Coffee with Crainer Podcast

  • Yvonne Pilon – President & CEO of WEtech Alliance

  • Salem Berhane – CEO of Inclusv Beauty Solutions and Attorney General's Victim Services Award of Distinction

  • Alex Deans - Founder and CEO of Pickle

  • Dr. Chris Houser – Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of Windsor

  • Windsor Youth Organizations and Clubs





Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Student declaration for next year

 



Here's the declaration form for secondary. It's at the bottom of the web page above, but if you aren't careful you may miss it.


This is due by this Friday.

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Pride Month

 

Meeting our students where they are

Pride Month
Posted on 05/28/2021

As we prepare to begin Pride Month, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of those students and staff members who have gone above and beyond to create warm, caring, safe and inclusive environments in our schools.


As a Catholic school system, it is extremely important for us to meet our students wherever they are in their individual faith journey, to support them at every step along the way, to treat them with respect, compassion, and sensitivity, so that ultimately, they may go on to lead purposeful meaningful lives.


Our commitment remains to all our students by providing the pastoral care they need on their personal journey. As stated by His Eminence, Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Archdiocese of Toronto: “As Catholics, we are taught that we must love our neighbour and treat every individual as a child of God, accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity.”


A group of Catholic Bishops in the United States recently issued a statement calling on all people of goodwill to help, support, and defend LGBT youth. Here is part of what they said:


“The Catholic Church values the God-given dignity of all human life and we take this opportunity to say to our LGBT friends, especially young people, that we stand with you and oppose any form of violence, bullying or harassment directed at you. Most of all, know that God created you, God loves you and God is on your side.”


We couldn’t agree more with that statement, and this year, we will recognize Pride Month in our schools as we have traditionally done so in years past. Throughout many of our schools, Student Councils, Social Justice Clubs, and Gay-Straight Alliance clubs will work together with school administration to lead student announcements, activities and lessons that promote safe and inclusive environments. This year, as we have done all year, we will provide opportunities for student learning on a virtual platform through the same types of activities. And our faith-based curriculum will continue to reinforce the values taught by Jesus Christ of love, mercy, acceptance, understanding and welcome for all people, especially those who feel persecuted or marginalized in any way.


Some people have asked about our position about flying the Pride flag outside of our schools, and we would like to address that. Several years ago, our Board of Trustees approved a policy which essentially dedicated the flag poles outside of our schools exclusively for the Canadian flag, but still allowed schools to fly the Pride flag or any other special purpose flag inside their schools at the discretion of the School Principal and the Director’s Office. The rationale behind the policy was fairly simple: the Canadian flag represents all Canadians, as well as the Country’s laws, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees the equality rights of all Canadians.


In conclusion, we believe that what matters most during Pride Month - and throughout the entire year - are the words we use and the concrete actions we take to support our students inside our schools and throughout our communities every single day. And the greatest support we can provide for them is to consistently demonstrate to them that they are unconditionally loved.

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