Education

SJD – SE OPP Visit Kindergarten Class

Dec 14, 2017 @ 10:29   The Kindergarten students at Sir James Dunn have been very interested in police officers lately so their teacher Mrs. Bernath invited the OPP to visit their classroom.  The focus of the visit was to let the little ones know that while officers do arrest people and put them in jail, that is not the ...

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SJD – Remembrance Day

Dec 14, 2017 @ 10:24 It has been a long standing tradition for Sir James Dunn School staff and students to honor the veterans during a Remembrance Day service held in the gymnasium.  This past November 10th, the ceremony was started off by a very moving presentation by Mr. Poldmaa, the principal.  He spoke to the audience about his family’s ...

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Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board Appoints Bill Murphy to Board

Dec 10, 2017 @ 13:11 The Board of Trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) has approved the appointment of Bill Murphy to the Board. Mr. Murphy, who served on the Board from 2011 to 2014, was approached to replace Laurie Aceti who announced her resignation last month. He accepted the appointment. “I was pleasantly surprised when approached ...

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La bonne nutrition à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa)

Nov 17, 2017 @ 13:57   Les élèves de l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) remercient les Services aux familles d’Algoma et le Programme de bonne nutrition des élèves de l’Ontario. Grâce à leur appui, les élèves profitent de déjeuners santé et de collations saines. On découvre de nouveaux aliments et on déguste des déjeuners équilibrés, car le petit déjeuner est important pour ...

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Eating healthy at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa)

Nov 17, 2017 @ 13:57   Students from École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) would like to thank the Algoma Family Services and the Student Nutrition Program of Ontario for their support. Funding from these two organizations provide students with access to a healthy breakfast and snacks. Students have the opportunity to discover new foods and enjoy a wholesome breakfast which is important ...

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ADSB helps in developing new French Second Language resource

Nov 10, 2017 @ 12:21 Algoma District School Board’s Nancy Rancourt (FSL System Administrator) and Aurélia Pécheux, (Monitrice de langues et du CECR) provided Trustees information about a new French Second Language (FSL) resource that Algoma District School Board (ADSB) is helping to develop to support FSL educators in Ontario. The Ministry of Education, in partnership with ADSB, the Kawartha ...

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SE OPP – Positive ticketing is helping Youth “Heat” Up this winter

Nov 10, 2017 @ 12:17 The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is proud to be continuing its partnership with Mac’s Convenience/Circle K Stores across Ontario again this year for Operation Heat 2017.   OPP Officers will be handing out positive tickets to youth who are spotted committing random acts of kindness or exhibiting “positive” behavior. These positive tickets are actually coupons valid ...

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Wawa Dancers Competed at the North American Trixie Hardy Scholarship Weekend

Nov 6, 2017 @ 13:06   Every June, dancers at Defined Movement Dance in Wawa, have the opportunity to complete ballet and jazz exams with The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (The B.A.T.D.). The BATD is a UK-based dance examination board, with its Head Office in Glasgow, Scotland. The officially recognized date for the formation of the society is ...

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Ontario Marks Second Annual Treaties Recognition Week

Ontario is marking the second annual Treaties Recognition Week by honouring the importance of treaties and helping people learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships.   This morning, David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, joined Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Wedaseh Madahbee in Whitefish River First Nation to attend a Living Library event and the launch ...

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La sécurité en autobus avec Clin d’oeil, l’autobus motorisé

Oct 30, 2017 @ 14:17 Le 25 octobre, le Consortium de services aux élèves s’est rendu à l’école Saint-Joseph (Wawa) pour faire une présentation sur la sécurité en autobus scolaire aux élèves de la maternelle à la 3e année.   Avec leur petit autobus motorisé, Clin d’œil, les deux animatrices ont enseigné aux élèves comment attendre pour l’autobus, comment monter ...

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Learning School Bus Safety with Buster the Bus

Oct 30, 2017 @ 14:06 On October 25, the Student Services Consortium made their way to École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) to make a presentation on school bus safety to students from kindergarten to grade 3.   With the help of Buster the bus, a small motorized school bus that winks, talks and plays music, the two presenters taught students how to ...

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Congratulations to the Runners!

Oct 27, 2017 @ 08:07 Congratulations to all the MHS and ESJ cross country runners who competed at NWOSSAA (North Western Ontario Secondary Schools Athletic Association) in Thunder Bay on October 18th, 2017.  All of our runners trained hard and had great runs on a new and hilly course at NWOSSAA.  We have one runner heading to the provincial championships! ...

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Bee-Bot at Sir James Dunn

Oct 27, 2017 @ 08:05   The kindergarten class at Sir James Dunn received a special surprise last Wednesday.  The Technology team from the board office dropped off a new little critter to the classroom.  He is called Bee-Bot and Bee-Bot is a programmable floor robot, ideal for teaching control, directional language and programming/coding to young children.   The students ...

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