Media Release Archive

Previous media releases from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board can be found here. You also can find media releases from previous school years. All media releases are saved as PDF files for your convenience.

Current School Year

NCDSB Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed at Inaugural Board of Trustee Meeting

2017-12-11 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board held their Inaugural Board of Trustees’ meeting on Friday, December 8, 2017. Rick Brassard was acclaimed as the Board Chair and Colleen Landers was acclaimed as of Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees for the 2017-2018 school year.

OHS Hosts Take Our Kids to High School Event for All Grade 8 Students

2017-10-30 On Friday, November 3rd, 2018, O’Gorman High School is hosting their annual “Take Our Kids to High School” event from 10:45am to 1:30pm. The purpose of this event is to introduce Grade 8 students to high school life.

NCDSB Staff and Friends Take Part in Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

2017-10-26 On October 17th, 18th and 19th Staff members and community partners affiliated with the Northeastern Catholic District’s School Board’s Indigenous Education Advisory Council participated in the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Center’s Indigenous Cultural Competency Training (ICCT).

Strengthening Education in Rural and Northern Ontario

2017-10-04 They’re working together with a common purpose — the enhancement of education in the North. On October 2nd, Directors of Education, Board Chairs, and Administration from District School Board Ontario North East, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivieres, and Conseil scolaire public du Nord Est de l’Ontario gathered in Timmins to discuss the province’s plan to strengthen rural and Northern education.

NCDSB Welcomes New Student Trustee

2017-09-28 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees are welcoming a new Student Trustee to their board table for the upcoming school year. Marli Narduzzi, a grade 12 student from O’Gorman High School will be serving as the Student Trustee for the Board of Trustees.

ACCESS Program Offers New “Adventure Curriculum” Credits

2017-09-13 This year the Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s Alternative & Continuing Catholic Education Support Services Program (ACCESS) will be offering a two credit package to students who are working towards the completion of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This exciting new opportunity will provide students with the chance to participate in different learning experiences.

O’Gorman High School’s LINK Crew Welcomes Grade 9 Students into OHS Family

2017-09-06 The LINK Crew welcomed all Grade 9 students, the class of 2021, to O’Gorman High School. Doug Basso, Link Crew coordinator/teacher at O’Gorman High School is the instructor that guides the LINK Crew, made up of senior students in grades 11 and 12. Mr. Basso has witnessed how LINK makes a huge difference in the lives of all new Grade 9 students.

NCDSB Director of Education Retiring June 30

2017-06-28 Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board is retiring this June 30, after working in Catholic education for 33 years.

O’Gorman High School Class of 2017 Set to Graduate

2017-06-22 O’Gorman High School’s Grade 12 Graduation ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Cathedral starting at 1:00 pm with the Celebration of the Eucharist. Following the mass, the graduation ceremony with begin with the conferring of diplomas and the awarding of scholarships and bursaries to deserving students.

NCDSB Grade 8 Students Set to Participate in Celebrations of Excellence

2017-06-21 Grade 8 students from Aileen Wright English Catholic School in Cochrane, Bishop Belleau School in Moosonee, English Catholic Central School in New Liskeard, Holy Family School in Englehart, O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School in Timmins, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake, St. Anne English Catholic School in Iroquois Falls, St. Patrick Catholic School in Cobalt and St. Patrick School in Kapuskasing are concluding their respective school year and will be participating in their Grade 8 “Celebrations of Excellence”.

ACCESS Centre Students Get Ready to Graduate

2017-06-20 The Alternative Continuing Catholic Education Support Services (ACCESS) Centre is hosting the upcoming graduation ceremony honouring the ACCESS Centre graduates. This special event is taking place on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Sylvia Gravel Theatre, located in O’Gorman High School.

NCDSB Announces New Principal Placements for 2017-2018 School Year

2017-06-15 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to share the revised Principal placements for the 2017-2018 school year, which were passed at the June 14, 2017 Board of Trustee meeting. The following Principal placements are as follows: Heath Hough – Principal, St. Anne Catholic School Betty Pichette – Principal, St. Joseph School John D’Alessandri – Vice-Principal, O’Gorman High School

St. Patrick School Receives Gold Standing for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

2017-06-13 We’re so proud of the outstanding efforts made by schools across Ontario to ensure they are healthy schools. We are excited to announce that 174 schools, representing 41 of 72 school boards, have received Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification and have been certified as Gold (86), Silver (68) and Bronze (20)!

NCDSB Teacher Wins Acclaimed Spot on Inaugural Jacob Zilber Short Fiction Contest Longlist

2017-06-08 Laura Kelly, English teacher at O'Gorman High School and ACCESS, has been following her passion for creative writing. This past year, she wrote a poetry anthology and a short story collection. She is currently working on her first novel.

Jennifer Dunkley Named New Superintendent of Education at NCDSB

2017-06-05 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that Jennifer Dunkley has been named our new Superintendent of Education. The vacant position was created when Tricia Stefanic Weltz, current Superintendent of Education, was promoted to the Director of Education position beginning July 1, 2017.

Local Vice Principal to Join Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference

2017-06-01 Jennifer Dunkley, Vice-Principal at O’Gorman High School has been chosen to be a participant in the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference (GGCLC) taking place from June 2 to 16. The Conference begins with a three-day opening plenary in British Columbia and ends with a closing plenary in Ottawa hosted by the Governor General. In the interim, the 250 participants from across Canada are divided into 16 “Study Groups”. Each group then travels to a special area of Canada. Mrs. Dunkley will be stationed in British Columbia.

NCDSB Partners in Protecting Our Water Pow Wow

2017-05-29 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board and many other community partners organized the "Protecting Our Water Pow Wow" that took place on Friday, May 26th at the Participark in Timmins. Students of all ages came together to learn about the Indigenous culture, listening to traditional drumming, sitting by the fire in the Teepee, watching and learning some dances, visiting with Elder Walter Naveau and Grandmother Cheryl Macumber and playing games.

NCDSB Students to Celebrate Catholic Education Week

2017-04-27 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board students and staff will be celebrating Catholic Education Week (CEW) starting this Sunday, April 30 to Friday, May 5. The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is Catholic Education: Walking Forward Together.

O’Gorman High School Presents “Bye Bye Birdie”

2017-04-26 O’Gorman High School’s very talented Drama Department has chose the musical comedy “Bye Bye Birdie” for this year’s performance. Bye Bye Birdie will be hitting the stage at the Sylvia Gravel Theatre (located at O’Gorman High School) on May 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2017. The performance starts at 7:00 pm and tickets can be purchased for $20.00 each at Alfie’s Cigar Store, the Timmins Square Customer Service Booth and at O’Gorman High School (Front office). Tickets go on sale on April 12th.

NCDSB Leadership Takes Part in Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

2017-04-21 Members of the Board of Trustees, Senior Administrative Staff, Principals, Teachers and Support Staff from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board participated in an Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session on April 19.

NCDSB Names New Director of Education

2017-03-30 The Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board are very pleased to announce the appointment of Tricia Stefanic-Weltz to the position of Director of Education, beginning July 1, 2017. Stefanic Weltz will be replacing outgoing Director of Education, Glenn Sheculski, who will be retiring as of June 30th.

NCDSB Teacher to Share Teaching Skills in Haiti through Project Overseas

2017-03-21 Project overseas is a joint endeavor of the Canadian Teachers' Federation and its provincial and territorial teacher organizations, to support overseas partners in developing countries as they deliver professional services to teachers.

Kindergarten Registration To Take Place in Our Catholic Schools

2017-01-25 Kindergarten programs will be offered at the following schools in the Timmins and surrounding area: Pope Francis Elementary School in Timmins Kindergarten to Grade 4 - French Immersion and English Program Note: This will be the new home of all St. Paul and Sacred Heart School students in September 2017. Please visit 387 Balsam St. North (St. Paul School Site) on January 30th to register. St. Joseph School in South Porcupine Kindergarten to Grade 6 - English Program St. Anne English Catholic School in Iroquois Falls Kindergarten to Grade 8 - French Immersion and English Programs We look forward meeting you and your child on January 30th at one of our Catholic schools between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Also, you can apply to register your child online at www.ncdsb.on.ca

Kindergarten Registration To Take Place in Our Catholic Schools

2017-01-20 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s family of schools are busy preparing for the upcoming Kindergarten registration, scheduled to take place on Monday, January 30th. The Open Houses on January 30th will allow you and your child to meet the staff, tour the learning environments and make some new friends.

NCDSB Trustee Chair and Vice-Chair Named at Inaugural Board Meeting

2016-12-12 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board held their Inaugural Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, December 9, 2016. Rick Brassard was acclaimed as the Board Chair and Colleen Landers was elected to the position of Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees for the upcoming year

NCDSB Director of Education Set to Retire

2016-12-09 Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, has submitted his retirement letter to the Board of Trustees, effective June 30, 2017.

NCDSB Announces New School Name

2016-12-09 At the annual Inaugural Board of Trustee meeting of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board a very special announcement took place. Tricia Weltz, Superintendent of Education and Timmins Transition Team Chair announced the name of the new Full Day Kindergarten to Grade 4 school scheduled to open in September 2017. This school will be a consolidation of Sacred Heart School and St. Paul School.

O'Gorman High School Hosts OFSAA Girls’ A Basketball

2016-11-24 O’Gorman High School is pleased to be hosting this year’s GIRLS’ A BASKETBALL (NEOAA) tournament on November 24 to 26, 2016. The schedule of games and information about participating teams can be found on the tournaments web site located at http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/girls-basketball.

School Naming Contest Underway

2016-11-11 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s Timmins Transition Team has shortlisted the school name choices received over the past two weeks for the new Kindergarten to Grade 4 school in Timmins. Tricia Weltz, Superintendent of Education and Transition Team Chair, commented “We received 39 submissions for consideration. Thank you to everyone who submitted an idea and were active in the open submission process. The Transition Team has met and engaged in deep conversation, research, and reflection to streamline the 39 ideas down to the final five names for the new Kindergarten to Grade 4 school in Timmins.”

NCDSB Receives Funds for School Amalgamation

2016-11-04 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board recently received approval from the Ministry of Education to move forward with a capital project at St. Paul School. NCDSB has been approved for a $5.1 million dollar expansion and retrofit project, with an additional 1.6 million dollars for an additional early years learning centre development.

Catholic Elementary School Renaming Contest

2016-10-27 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s Timmins Transition Team is pleased to announce a contest for the naming of the new Kindergarten to Grade 4 school set to open in September 2017. As part of the recent Pupil Accommodation Review process, the decision has been made to consolidate Sacred Heart School and St. Paul School into a new Catholic Elementary School. The Catholic Elementary School Renaming Contest is open to all students, staff, our Catholic School partners (ie. Catholic School Councils and Parent Councils, Parishes, C.W.L., etc.), parents, family members and all members of the general public. NCDSB wants this community wide contest to reflect the policies of the Board of Trustees that call for open public participation.

OHS Hosts ‘Take Our Kids to High School’ Event for All Grade 8 Students

2016-10-27 On Wednesday, November 2nd all of the grade 8 students from O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School and St. Anne Catholic School, from Iroquois Falls, will be attending the O’Gorman High School 'Take Our Kids to High School' event. During this event, the grade 8 students will get their first taste of high school life. The event runs from 10:45am until 1:30pm. A cafeteria lunch will be provided to the visiting students.

New Student Trustee Welcomed to NCDSB Board of Trustees

2016-10-03 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees welcomes Emma Weltz, a Grade 11 student at O’Gorman High School, to her new role as the 2016-17 Student Trustee on the Board of Trustees. Rick Brassard, Board Chair commented, “It is a pleasure for me to welcome Miss Weltz as the incoming 2016-17 Student Trustee on our Board. We look forward to receiving her monthly updates about life at O’Gorman High School and we know that her enthusiasm and youthful energy will serve our board well.”

O’Gorman High School Grade 12 Students Graduation

2016-06-20 O’Gorman High School’s Grade 12 Graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Cathedral starting at 1:00 pm with the Celebration of the Eucharist. Following the mass, the graduation ceremony with begin with the conferring of diplomas and the awarding of scholarships and bursaries to deserving students.

NCDSB Grade 8 Students Set to Participate in Celebrations of Excellence

2016-06-20 Grade 8 students from Aileen Wright English Catholic School in Cochrane, Bishop Belleau School in Moosonee, English Catholic Central School in New Liskeard, Holy Family School in Englehart, O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School in Timmins, Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake, St. Anne English Catholic School in Iroquois Falls, St. Patrick Catholic School in Cobalt and St. Patrick School in Kapuskasing are wrapping up their respective school year and will be participating in their “Celebrations of Excellence”.

NCDSB Trustees Make Decision on School Closure

2016-05-26 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees voted to accept the recommended options presented to them by the Accommodation Review Committee (ARC), looking into the possible closure, amalgamation and review of all English Catholic schools/facilities located in Timmins. The schools under review are St. Paul Catholic School, Sacred Heart School, O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School, O’Gorman High School, ACCESS Centre located at 383 Birch Street North and 101 Spruce Street North (Catholic Education Centre).

NCDSB Welcomes New Bishop

2016-05-18 Several members of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board recently attended the ordination of the Most Reverend Robert Bourgon as Bishop of the Diocese of Hearst and Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Moosonee on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Cathedral, in Hearst, Ontario. Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, presided as the principal ordaining Bishop, along with Most Reverend Vincent Cadieux, O.M.I., Bishop Emeritus of Hearst and Moosonee, and Most Reverend Jean-Louis Plouffe, Bishop Emeritus of Sault Ste. Marie, as co-consecrators.

Catholic Education Week Letter to the Editor

2016-04-29 During the week of May 1 to May 6, 2016 the Northeastern Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values that underpin Catholic education.

NCDSB Schools Support Terry Fox’s Runs Over Time

2016-04-07 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is very proud to showcase the many years of involvement and the contributions raised from our students over the years that have gone towards Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. This past September all students who took up this cause raised over $5 million for cancer research. It is certainly one of our intentions to continue to support this very worthwhile cause but also to allow our students to learn about the importance of giving back to their community and that their actions can make a difference.

NCDSB Congratulates Students Who Make a Difference

2016-04-06 During the 2nd annual Evening of Applause, which was on Wednesday, March 30th, students from all four local school boards, colleges and universities were honoured for making a difference within their schools. The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to congratulate Ryan Lacourse, a Grade 12 student at O’Gorman High School for winning the Grade 9 to 12 category for the Best Poster contest with an Anti-Racism theme. Also congratulations go to the following Students Who Make a Difference: Rhyanna Poonae, a grade 3 student at St. Paul School, Edd Lewis Regalado, a grade 5 student at St. Paul School, Cedar Iahtail, a grade 11 student at OHS and Nicolas Gelinas, a grade 12 student at OHS. We are very proud of you!

ACCESS Centre Celebrates Graduation

2016-02-25 The Alternative Continuing Catholic Education Support Services (ACCESS) Centre is hosting the upcoming graduation ceremony honouring the ACCESS Centre graduates. This special event is taking place on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Sylvia Gravel Theatre, located in O’Gorman High School.

NCDSB Hosts Open House for Full Day Kindergarten Registrants

2016-02-19 Your Catholic school is hosting a Full Day Kindergarten Open House on Wednesday, February 24th from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. All new Full Day Kindergarten registered students and their parents are invited to attend this special and fun Open House. If your child is already registered to start school in Sept. 2016, then come and visit your new Catholic school. See the learning environment, meet the staff, check out your classroom, enjoy some play time and make new friends.

O’Gorman High School Hosts Grade 8 Student & Parent Information Night on February 16th

2016-02-11 O’Gorman High School is hosting their Grade 8 Open House on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 beginning at 7:00 pm. Kelly Ann Marks, OHS Guidance Counsellor commented, “We look forward to showcasing all that O’Gorman High School has to offer to current Grade 8 students and their parents. Everyone is welcome!” All grade 8 students and their parents are invited to experience the family atmosphere that is a trademark of our Catholic secondary school.

NCDSB Ratifies Collective Agreement with Teachers

2016-02-11 At the Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees meeting that took place on Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, the Board passed a motion to ratify the tentative agreement reached with OECTA Northeastern Unit Teachers, representing all elementary and secondary teachers within the Board.

Catholic Schools Prepare for Full Day Kindergarten Registration

2016-01-21 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is please to share that they are currently preparing for Full Day Kindergarten registration, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 26th. Catholic schools across our district are looking forward to showing families what we have to offer.

NCDSB Prepares for Upcoming Pupil Accommodation Review Process For Timmins Schools and Facilities

2016-01-19 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved a motion at their Board of Trustee Meeting on November 25, 2015 to move forward with a Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) of O’Gorman High School, O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School, Sacred Heart School, St. Paul School, the ACCESS Centre and the Catholic Education Centre.

NCDSB Asking for 2016-2017 School Year Calendar Consultation with Public

2016-01-18 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is asking the public for their opinion regarding the upcoming 2016-2017 school year calendar. Glenn Sheculski, NCDSB Director of Education stated “After consultation with our co-terminus boards with whom we share bussing, we are looking for input on the 2016 – 2017 School Year Calendar. We’ve created a survey which will be found on our website at www.ncdsb.on.ca under the ‘What’s New” section or you can access it by copying and pasting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VP9YHG9 into your web browser. Thank you in advance for your input into our decision process.”

NCDSB Trustee Chair and Vice-Chair Named at Inaugural Board Meeting

2015-12-14 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board held their Inaugural Board of Trustees meeting on December 11, 2015. Rick Brassard was acclaimed as the Board Chair and Elizabeth King was acclaimed to the position of Vice-Chair for the Board of Trustees.

NCDSB Trustees to Undertake School Accommodation Review in Timmins

2015-12-01 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved a motion at their Board of Trustee Meeting on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 to move forward with an Accommodation Review of O’Gorman High School, O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School, Sacred Heart School, St. Paul School, the ACCESS Centre and the Catholic Education Centre. This ARC process is limited to all of the English Catholic Schools and Board facilities located in the Timmins area (with the exception of St. Joseph School, located in South Porcupine).

NCDSB Welcomes New Supervisor of Mental Health and Wellness

2015-11-16 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Kim McEntee as the school board’s new Supervisor of Mental Health and Wellness. Ms. McEntee brings a wealth of previous experience to her new role; having extensive knowledge of community services, established working relationships with community partners across the district of Cochrane and experience working one to one and with groups in community, institutional and school based settings.

World Teachers Day Message

2015-10-05 Dear Teachers On behalf of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees, I would like to wish all our teachers a very happy World Teachers’ Day. Today we celebrate teachers and your very important role in our schools and the impact that you have on our students.

St. Paul School Supports Bowlful of Breakfast Campaign

2015-09-29 In recognition of Hunger Awareness week (Sept. 21-25), St. Paul School is taking part in the "Bowlful of Breakfast" Campaign. Students were asked to bring in boxes of cereal for the school's nutrition program.

Central Terms Ratified for Collective Agreement between Catholic School Boards and Teachers

2015-09-23 The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is pleased to announce the ratification of central terms for a new three year collective agreement with the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association. “The process of labour negotiations involves a commitment to understanding the perspectives, the interests and the experiences of all parties involved. The agreement reached by OCSTA with OECTA and the Crown is a reflection of the shared goals and the commitment of all parties to ensuring quality education and the well-being of students in Ontario’s Catholic schools,” said Kathy Burtnik, president of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA).

NCDSB Introduces New Catholic Virtue Program

2015-09-16 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the launch of the new Catholic Virtue Program. The new Virtue Program builds off of the old program with new resources, new posters, new school activities and events related to the specific virtue and a renewed focus within schools to learn and live the Catholic Virtue that is being highlighted. One additional way the program has been updated is to focus on one Virtue for two months in a row. This additional time really allows for our students to learn about the virtue and then put into action what they are learned.

New NCDSB Student Board of Trustee Takes Over for the 2015-16 School Year

2015-09-11 Rick Brassard, Trustee Chair commented “The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees welcomes Bridget into this role and everyone wishes her well over the course of the upcoming school year. We look forward to her monthly reports about high school life and her contribution from the student perspective.”

NCDSB Welcomes New Finance Manager

2015-09-03 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Erika Adam as our new Manager of Financial Services. Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education commented “On behalf of the NCDSB Trustees, Senior Administration and Board staff, I would like to officially welcome Erika Adam to her role as our new Manager of Financial Services. Her previous experience and knowledge will greatly assist her in her role as part of our team. We welcome Erika to the NCDSB and wish her well.”

NCDSB Announces Student Recipients of the Catholic Christian Values & Academic Excellence and Leadership Awards

2015-06-25 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce the recipients of Catholic Christian Values Award and the Academic Excellence and Leadership Award. The awards are being handed out during this week’s Grade 8 Celebrations of Excellence and Grade 12 OHS graduation ceremonies.

O’Gorman High School Celebrates Grade 12 Graduation

2015-06-23 O’Gorman High School’s Grade 12 Graduation ceremony will take place this Thursday, June 25th, 2015 at St. Anthony’s Cathedral starting at 1:00 pm with the Celebration of the Eucharist. Following the mass, the graduation ceremony with begin with the conferring of diplomas and the awarding of scholarships and bursaries to deserving students.

NCDSB Grade 8 Students Celebrations of Excellence Take Place

2015-06-22 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce the Grade 8 Celebrations of Excellence dates for all of the Grade 8 Student’s Celebrations of Excellence ceremonies that are taking place this week:

New Student Trustee – 2015-16 School Year

2015-05-28 Congratulations to Bridget MacInnis on becoming the new Student Trustee for the 2015-16 school year. Bridget will be replacing the current Student Trustee, Michaela Beach, who will be attending university in September. With this appointment, Bridget will also sit on the O’Gorman Student Organization next year. Below, Mr. Berthier congratulates Bridget on behalf of the students and staff of O’Gorman High School. “I am truly honoured and looking forward to serving the students next year in this new role,” Bridget stated.

English Catholic School Board Not Affected by Job Action

2015-05-08 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) wish to clarify that all of our elementary and secondary schools continue to serve our students and their families. There is no immediate threat of any type of strike by our teachers at this time. Schools in the Northeastern Catholic District School Board remain open and there are no changes to programs, services, or opportunities for our students.

OHS Student Heading to Europe After Winning Blyth Academy’s Global Adventure Contest

2015-05-07 Sarah Duke, a Grade 10 student at O’Gorman High School has won the Blyth Academy’s Global Adventure Contest. “Blyth Academy is a private school located in southern Ontario that in addition to providing both in-class and online classes to students, provides international programs to students from around the world,” Sarah Duke explained.

Catholic School Trustees Elect New Leaders

2015-05-06 Toronto—May 4, 2015—On the occasion of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association’s (OCSTA) 85th Anniversary, over 200 delegates gathered on May 1, for the Association’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto to elect regional representatives to the board and to acknowledge and honour the service and commitment Catholic trustees.

Catholic Students Participate in Province Wide Mass

2015-05-06 As part of Catholic Education Week (May 3-8), all Northeastern Catholic District School Board students from O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School (Grades 7 & 8) and O’Gorman High School (Grades 9 to 12) will be attending a Mass at St. Joseph Church on Thursday, May 7th, starting at 10:00am. Students from across Ontario’s Catholic schools will be celebrating this province-wide Students Mass at the same time. This event organized by our Catholic Students Trustees is a celebration of youth leadership in Catholic Education.

NCDSB Promotes Family Math Challenge During April

2015-04-30 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is committed to improving achievement in mathematics for all students. We have been working together to learn more about effective instruction, and about strategies that will help all our learners experience greater success in math. Daphne Brumwell, Superintendent of Education, commented, “As we review our student achievement data and student work, we recognize that there are some important concepts in mathematics that many of our students continue to struggle with. These concepts are foundational and are often needed to solve more complex problems in mathematics.”

O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School Summer Camps to Take Place

2015-04-24 Register Today as space is limited! The 7th Annual All Sports Camps (Ages 6-12) are taking place June 29-July 3, July 6-10 and July 27-31. The All Sports Camp is a week long camp designed to introduce children to the basic fundamentals in a variety of sports, with opportunities to develop individual and team skills in a fun, structured learning environment. Some of the sports featured during this week include: badminton, basketball, soccer, bowling, floor hockey, volleyball, cooperative games, track& field and baseball.

NCDSB Schools Make a Difference in Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope

2015-04-13 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to have supported the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope over the past 34 years with financial assistance, awareness and education to our students about Terry’s cause to find a cure for cancer. 2015 will commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Over the years, our Catholic students have raised over $100,000.00 to help Terry Fox in his mission to raise funds to find a cure for cancer.

NCDSB Undertakes Principal/Vice-Principal Transfers for 2015-16 School Year

2015-03-27 Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education, commented, “I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees approved the recommendations for Principal/Vice-Principal transfers at the March 25, 2015 Board Meeting in accordance with Policy P-10. After careful consideration of the needs of our learners, the needs of individual schools, and the leadership development of our principals/vice-principals, please note the following changes of principal assignments effective August 31, 2015”

OHS Welcomes Grade 8 Students & Parents for Info Session

2015-02-11 O’Gorman High School is inviting all Grade 8 students and their parents to attend the annual Grade 8 information session taking place on Tuesday, February 17, starting at 7:00 pm. Kelly Ann Marks, OHS Guidance Counselor commented “This information evening is a great opportunity for Grade 8 students and their parents to learn and see firsthand what a great school we have. O’Gorman High School is a very special place with a family atmosphere.

OHS to Host 45th Annual Zenon Ziemba Boys Basketball Tournament January 30 & 31st

2015-01-28 The Zenon Ziemba Boys Basketball tournament is the longest running tournament in the Timmins area. It is named for former O’Gorman student, Zenon Ziemba, who graduated from O’Gorman High School in 1968. Zenon exemplified what it means to be an athlete at OHS. He was dedicated to the sport and demonstrated a high level of ability in the game while always exhibiting a true spirit of sportsmanship. Unfortunately in September of 1968, a car accident took his life at the age of 19. This tournament helps us remember this bright young man whose life came to a tragic end. His sister and brother-in-law, Dawn and Gerry Labelle are retired teachers of O’Gorman High School.

NCDSB Announces New Aboriginal Support Worker

2015-01-26 The Northeastern Catholic District school Board is pleased to announce that Kristine Arthur has joined our team of professionals as our new Aboriginal Support Worker. Kristine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role. In her previous positions, Kristine has developed an understanding of the needs and requirements of Aboriginal children and has acquired numerous Aboriginal teachings that will all benefit her in her new role as the NCDSB Aboriginal Support Worker. Daphne Brumwell, Superintendent of Education commented, “I want to welcome Kristine to this role and to wish her well as we all work to enhance the educational experience for all of our First Nations, Metis and Inuit students.”

Catholic Schools Prepare for Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten Registration

2015-01-19 Catholic schools located all across Northeastern Ontario are busy preparing for the upcoming Full Day Early Learning Kindergarten registration, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 27th. All children born in the year 2011 are now ready to register for the full day early learning kindergarten program starting in September 2015. Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education commented “We invite parents and their children to visit one of our Catholic schools on Tuesday, January 27th to meet with the staff and tour our schools where we provide a very special faith-based educational experience for our students. We are looking forward with enthusiasm and excitement to welcoming all of our new students into our full day early learning program in September 2015.”

O'Gorman High School Closed January 19th

2015-01-18 Due to a water main breakage in the area (Jade Street), O'Gorman High School will be closed on Monday, January 19th. We will keep you updated as repairs are made. The ACCESS Centre, located at 383 Birch St. North is open as usual.

NCDSB Inaugural Board of Trustee Meeting Takes Place

2014-12-15 At the Inaugural Board of Trustee meeting for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, Rick Brassard was acclaimed as the Board Chair and Fred Salvador was returned to the position of Vice-Chair following an election. The Inaugural Board meeting began with a prayer service and then the declaration of office by each Trustee, followed by the oath of allegiance.

OHS Students Learn First Nations Traditions

2014-12-04 Nine O’Gorman High School students, originally from Peawanuck and now in Timmins attending high school, were bused out to Miken Otaski on November 27th where they walked into the teepee site and took part in a Aboriginal program called “Learning on the Land” that allowed them to experience a traditional opening and closing performed by an Elder, traditional cooking, traditional hunting teachings and leadership teachings.

Science Timmins Acknowledges NCDSB

2014-12-03 Glenn Sheculski, NCDSB Director of Education, Shannon Kleinhuis, Science Teacher at OICS, and Colleen Landers, NCDSB Trustee, receive a plaque of recognition from Antoine Garwah from Science Timmins. The Northeastern Catholic District School Board has been a long time supporter of Science Timmins and often welcomes Science Timmins into our classrooms to promote science and enhance our students knowledge. We are appreciative of the hard work that Science Timmins undertakes to host the yearly Science Olympics and the Regional Science Fair for all students in our Northeast Region.

OHS Students Minister to the Homeless

2014-12-02 Twelve O’Gorman High School students walked the streets of Toronto on November 13 to 16, visiting with homeless people. Students shared toques, mitts and socks with the homeless, and sometimes shared a meal or cup of coffee. Students were able to hear personal stories and learn to better appreciate the circumstances and sufferings that drive people to the hard life of street life. The focus of the student retreat was from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25: ‘whatever you did for the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you did for me.’

Show Your True Colours

2014-11-28 This Video was created by the St. Jerome School's Mrs. Orth Grade 3 class. The video was created to acknowledge anti-bullying week. The first part of the video depicts a word that the student has heard that made them feel bad about themselves. (bullied) The second word is a way to stand up or stop bullying. The third word was a positive way to describe themselves.

Click here to view the Video

NCDSB Welcomes New Student Trustee

2014-11-27 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees would like to welcome Michaela Beach, a grade 12 student at O’Gorman High School as the new student Board of Trustee representative for the 2014-2015 school year. The following are Michaela’s answers to some questions asked by Andrew Marks, NCDSB Community Relations Officer. Why did you want to become the NCDSB Student Trustee Representative? As a student heavily involved in the extra-curricula’s in our school, especially in student council, I hoped to be a good representation of the student voice at the board level. I also hoped to gain more experience from student council and by becoming student trustee, I am able to meet and interact with board members, work on my public speaking and presentation skills and bring forth student successes, issues and events to the board.

OHS Athletic School Auction

2014-11-05 The O'Gorman High School Auction has been a fixture in the fundraising efforts of the Athletic Department for over 10 years. Funds generated help to offset the costs of running one of the most successful high school sports program in Ontario. The funds raised are used to cover day-to-day expenses, purchase uniforms and sport equipment, and help us deal with the ever rising cost of travel. This year's auction is set to take place on Friday, November 14th, at the Dante Club. Cost for a table of 8 is $500.00 and individual tickets can be purchased for $70.00. There is a silent auction, a live auction, raffles and other activities. This is one event that you do not want to miss! For tickets, please contact Mr. Basso at the school.

NCDSB Trustee Election Returns Four Incumbents for Next Term of Office

2014-10-29 In the recent School board elections that took place on Monday, October 27th, all four of the current Northeastern Catholic District School Board Trustees who represent the region of Timmins/Moosonee were re-elected for the next four year term of office. Colleen Landers topped the polls with 1303 votes or 24.09% of the vote, followed by Peter DelGuidice with 1209 votes (22.35% of the vote), Fred Salvador with 1137 votes (21.02% of the vote) and Ron MacInnis with 985 votes (18.21% of the vote). Stephane Lefebrve placed 5th with 774 votes.

NCDSB to Undertake New Strategic Planning Project

2014-10-22 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is undertaking a new Strategic Planning project that will update the current 2011-2014 NCDSB Strategic Plan and provide all of our stakeholders; students, parents, staff, Parishes and communities, an opportunity to provide feedback and comments to assist us in creating our new Strategic Plan.\\r\\nThe current 2011-2014 NCDSB Strategic Plan outlined a new Vision statement “Living our Catholic Faith to share success for all of our learners”, Mission statement “To provide Catholic Education to all of our learners, in a safe, nurturing, equitable and inclusive environment that prepares them for life” and four core pillars that were supported by many initiatives. The four core pillars were Creating Living Catholic Environments, Aligning our Resources, Learning Together and Leveraging Technology.\\r\\nAn update on the previous NCDSB Strategic Plan will be made available shortly. This update will highlight the many successes and programs that supported the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.

Chickadee Child Care and Learning Centre Official Grand Opening to Take Place

2014-10-14 The Chickadee Child Care and Learning Centre’s official grand opening is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 16th at 10:30 am at St. Paul School, located at 387 Balsam Street North. Connnie Burnside, Chickadee Child Care and Learning Centre’s owner and operator commented “We are very excited to officially open the Chickadee Child Care and Learning Centre in St. Paul School. I feel very fortunate to have been offered this great partnership with the Northeastern Catholic District School Board. I feel that we have an amazing new Centre that offers our children a welcoming space to learn through play and through their natural curiosity.”

OHS Hosting Specialist High Skills Major Career Day

2014-09-26 O’Gorman High School is hosting a Specialist High Skills Major Career Day on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 during the afternoon. This particular career day focuses on promoting O’Gorman High School’s current Construction program, the Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services program and the new Health and Wellness program.

NCDSB Benefits from New Boiler Installation

2014-09-16 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board was pleased to receive a rebate cheque from Union Gas recently after the installation of new boilers at two schools and the school board office through the 2014 Commercial Energy Efficiency Initiatives program. Gerald Laforest, Account Manager (Left) with Union Gas is pictured here presenting a cheque in the amount of $10,800.00 to Bob Landry, NCDSB Manager of Plant.

English Separate School Board Election to Take Place in Timmins

2014-09-15 Following the close of nominations for the position of school board trustees, the English Separate School Board will be having an election for 4 trustee positions for the Timmins/ Moosonee region. As the nominations closed on Sept. 12th, incumbents Peter DelGuidice, Colleen Landers, Ron MacInnis and Fred Salvador and newcomer Stephane Lefebvre had registered as candidates for English Separate school board trustee. English Separate School supporters will have an opportunity on October 27th to elect four school board trustees from the 5 people running in the upcoming school board election.

ACCESS Centre Welcomes First Graduating Class

2014-09-12 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s Adult & Continuing Catholic Education Support Services (ACCESS) Centre is proud to announce that 11 students will be graduating, attaining their high school diploma on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. Jennifer Dunkley, administrator of the ACCESS program commented, “We are very proud to celebrate our first graduation with a wonderful group of dedicated students. Our graduates have worked diligently throughout the past year and have proven that it is in fact never too late to graduate! We applaud their accomplishments and wish them every success in their future endeavours.” The graduation ceremony is taking place at O’Gorman High School’s theatre, starting at 1:30pm on Saturday, September 13th, 2014.

OHS to Host 3rd Annual “Bus for Us” Golf Tournament

2014-07-15 O’Gorman High School staff are busy planning for O’Gorman High School’s 3rd Annual “Bus For Us” Golf Tournament, scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at the Hollinger Golf Club. This golfing extravaganza will start at 11:00 am with a Champagne brunch, followed by a putting competition, then 18 holes of golfing fun (4 person scramble) followed up with a BBQ, awarding of prizes and some silent auction items will by auctioned off.

Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

2014-07-15 Canada's new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) took effect on July 1, 2014. CASL prohibits the sending of any type of electronic message that is commercial in nature unless the recipient has provided consent first. As a result, Northeastern Catholic District School Board requires your consent to receive any electronic messages which may contain advertising or promotions initiated by our board office or one of our schools.

NCDSB Trustees Complete Program on Good Governance

2014-07-04 Two Northeastern Catholic District School Board Trustees recently completed the 15 module Trustee Program on Good Governance provided by the Ontario Catholic School Trustee Association (OCSTA). This program helps instruct Catholic Trustees on governance, conflict of interest, student achievement, making a difference for kids, strategic planning, family and community engagement plus many other topics presented with Catholic values.

O’Gorman High School Grade 12 Graduation Takes Place

2014-06-26 The O’Gorman High School family gathered at St. Anthony’s Cathedral to celebrate the Grade 12 student’s graduation ceremony, beginning with a Mass, celebrated by Bishop Poitras. Following the Mass the awarding of diplomas and then students bursaries and awards were distributed to deserving students. Kelly Ann Marks, OHS Guidance Counsellor commented “We are all very proud of the accomplishments of the 2014 graduating class. We have watched these students grow into young adults and have witnessed their development into truly special individuals. We all wish them well as they take the next step in their journey after leaving us at O’Gorman High School.” 79 Grade 12 OHS students attended their high school graduation ceremony, dressed in the traditional green and white (OHS school colours) graduation gowns.

ACCESS Students Learn “Fit for Life” Strategies

2014-06-24 While there are many ways to learn, some say that learning by doing is most effective. For the last few months, alternative education students enrolled in the Northeastern Catholic District School Board’s ACCESS program learned how to apply a variety of health and fitness strategies that will benefit them well into their future. Through a partnership with Kate Durst-Suarez at Discover Fitness (discoverfitness.ca), ACCESS students explored curriculum expectations while participating in a unique physical education program tailored to meet their individual fitness needs and goals. Working with a variety of trainers and staff at Discover Fitness, students were challenged to participate in spin, Crossfit, boxing, conditioning, yoga, pilates, and weight & circuit training. Students and staff described the program as an outright success with many students reaching both their educational and physical fitness goals throughout the partnership.

Students Raise Funds for St. Anthony’s Cathedral

2014-06-20 Students and staff from the Catholic Schools in Timmins joined together to raise funds totaling $1,901.00 for St. Anthony’s Cathedral. Students expressed their artistic skills and created unique pieces of art that were auctioned off. The group also raised funds by hosting a spaghetti supper before the art auction.

Adult Summer School Classes to Take Place

2014-06-06 Are you ready to come back and earn your diploma? Thinking about finishing high school? Summer school is available at NCDSB for adults interested in taking 1 course. There are a variety of courses available. All courses will be offer via e-Learning. Through e-Learning, students will be able to access course material anywhere they have access to the Internet. They will not have to report to the school in the summer.

NCDSB Offers Summer School Programs for Students

2014-06-06 The Northeastern Catholic School Boards is once again offering summer school. Online summer school is available at NCDSB for any students interested in taking a course this summer. There are over 15 courses available for all students from grades 9 to 12. The courses allow students to catch up on a missed credit or reach ahead and take something new. All courses will be offer via e-Learning. Through e-Learning, students will be able to access course material anywhere they have access to the Internet. They will not have to report to the school in the summer. Taking an online course in the summer may help students to maintain their learning skills, free students up to take electives in future grades, and/or introduce students to options they may pursue in future courses.

NCDSB Launches e-Learning Summer Reach Ahead Courses

2014-06-02 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is providing the online Summer Reach Ahead program for grade 8 students. This program will gives Grade 8 students the opportunity complete one high school course during the summer before they enter high school. Taking a Reach Ahead credit can: • ease the transition to high school; • help students become more comfortable in a secondary school; • help students to maintain their learning skills; • free students up to take electives in future grades; introduce students to options they may pursue in future courses.

New Superintendent of Education Announced at NCDSB

2014-05-27 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Daphne Brumwell has been selected as the new Superintendent of Education and will be assuming her new duties on July 1, 2014. Rick Brassard, Board Chair commented, “We are all very pleased to have Mrs. Brumwell join our senior leadership team. Daphne’s many years of dedication, leadership and providing excellence in Catholic education will greatly enhance our team and ultimately the educational services we provide our students.”

Catholic Schools Art Auction & Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser Coming Up!

2014-05-07 Daphne Brumwell, Principal of St. Paul School, commented “We are very excited to be hosting an Art Auction and Spaghetti Supper on behalf of St. Anthony’s. All artwork has been created by students from OHS, OICS, St. Paul and Sacred Heart Schools, and I can tell you that what is being created is far surpassing our expectations! This event will take place on Thursday, May 15th from 5-7:30 pm in the basement of St. Anthony’s Cathedral. There will be two seatings for supper – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Tickets for supper are $6 for adults and $4 for children. You can feed a family of 4 for $20! Even if you can’t make it for supper, we would love to see you come out and support the silent auction. All bidding will close at 7:30 pm.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS PREPARING TO CELEBRATE CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK MAY 5-9

2014-05-01 During the week of May 4 to May 9, 2014 the Northeastern Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to our communities, located throughout Northeastern Ontario in Cobalt, New Liskeard, Englehart, Kirkland Lake, Cochrane, Iroquois Falls, Timmins, Kapuskasing and Moosonee. The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is: Catholic Education: Serving in the Love of Christ

OICS to Host Grade 6 Orientation on April 10th!

2014-03-26 O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School will host local and regional area Grade 6 students on Thursday, April 10 during the regular school day. The school will showcase what moving into Grade 7 is like; highlighting the programs, extra-curricular events and activities that take place and allow all questions to be answered. Following the student focus during the day, all parents of grade 6 students are invited to visit OICS to attend a Parent Information Session at 6:30 pm

OICS Student Wins “Share Your Gifts” Art & Media Contest

2014-03-18 The Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA) is pleased to announce the winners of the first “Share Your Gifts” art and media contest for JK-12 Catholic students all across Canada. CCSTA received almost 60 entries by over 300 participating students of original paintings, videos, dance and musical performances, storybooks, posters, poetry, and digital media works that provided outstanding answers to the question “What does Catholic Education mean to you?” All entries have been posted to a “Student Gallery” and can be viewed at: www.tooniesfortuition.ca/student-gallery

NCDSB Welcomes New Special Assignment Teacher for FSL

2014-03-17 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to welcome Jackie Harkins to her new role as Special Assignment Teacher for FSL. Jackie Harkins commented “A shift in title after 17 years is definitely a big change, but I embrace the change with open arms. I am enthusiastic, excited and looking forward to this new position. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to influence and enhance our FSL programs.”

O'Gorman High School Hosts OFSAA Boys' A Basketball Tournament

2014-02-28 Livestream Link - Check for OICS and OHS games

Come out and support O’Gorman High School during the upcoming OFSAA Boys' A Basketball Tournament taking place March 3 to5, 2014 at O'Gorman High School. For more information please check out http://www.ofsaa.on.ca/boys-basketball . Doug Basso, OHS Instructor and Event Organizer commented “Tournament rankings have been completed with consultation with OFSAA officials. It was a very difficult process as predicted. It can be found in the Schedules and Results tab on the top of the page, located on the website. Game times are set. Good Luck to all teams!”

O’Gorman High School Hosts Annual Grade 8 Open House

2014-02-12 O’Gorman High School is pleased to once again host all Grade 8 students and their parents to the OHS Open House, scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th, 2014, starting at 7:00 pm. in the Sylvia Gravel Theatre. All students from local and regional schools are welcome to find out about the programs, sports and clubs available at OHS. Kelly Ann Marks, OHS Guidance Councillor commented, “We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere that is a trademark of our Catholic secondary school. Here, we care about educating the whole person.”

ACCESS Students Learn “New” Moves

2014-01-31 This year the Northeastern Catholic District School Board is offering students an alternative learning environment to help them earn their high school diploma. The ACCESS centre offers elearning and correspondence courses, cooperative education placements, and dynamic interest-based learning opportunities that engage students with community partners.

Bishop Belleau School Students & Staff Celebrate “Granny” Wabano’s 110th Birthday!

2014-01-30 On Wednesday, January 29th the students and staff of Bishop Belleau Catholic School celebrated the 110th birthday of Margaret “Granny” Wabano, who is the Moosonee Communities’ most eldest Elder. Attending the celebrations was “Granny” Wabano, her daughter Madeline Blundon, BBS’ Cree Language Teacher, a variety of community elders and all students and staff members from Bishop Belleau Catholic School.

O’Gorman High School to Host Reunion August Long Weekend!

2014-01-21 O’Gorman High School is planning the OHS 60/20 Reunion for August 1, 2 and 3, 2014. This very special weekend will celebrate 60 years of OHS history and mark the 20th anniversary milestone of the opening of the new O’Gorman High School building. Some of the reunion weekend highlights include the weekend kicking off on Friday with the 3rd Annual 'Bus for Us' Golf tournament at the Hollinger Golf Course followed by registration at OHS, where a Wine & Cheese Reception will be taking place to welcome alumni back to their old stomping grounds.

Junior Kindergarten Registration to Take Place on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at your Neighbourhood Catholic School

2014-01-08 Your neighborhood Catholic school will be opening their doors on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm for Junior Kindergarten Registration.

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to offer full-day programs for four and five year old students in all of our elementary schools. We look forward to welcoming new students and their families into our Catholic school communities in September 2014.

Click here to use our Online Registration Form

NCDSB Mourns the Passing of Superintendent

2013-12-30 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Ron St. Louis, Superintendent of Student Success on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the age of 62. He is survived by his wife Pam, his daughters Michelle and Jennifer (husband JT) and his grandson Austin who was born on December 6th.See this link for funeral arrangements: http://www.windsorchapel.com/obituary.aspx?ObitID=11976

Trustee Honoured for Long Years of Dedicated Service

2013-12-17 Colleen Landers, was honoured by the Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees at their annual Inaugural meeting, held December 13th, for 25 years of service as a Catholic School Board Trustee. Rick Brassard, Board chair, presents Colleen Landers with a memento from her colleagues on the Board for her milestone accomplishment of 25 years of service as Catholic Trustee.

Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees Inaugural Board Meeting Acclaims Chair and Vice-Chair

2013-12-16 On Friday, December 13, 2013 the Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees conducted their annual Trustee elections for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair at their Inaugural Board of Trustees’ meeting. Rick Brassard, current Chair of the Board and Fred Salvador, current Vice –Chair of the Board of Trustees were acclaimed to their respective positions for the upcoming 2013-2014 term.

O’Gorman High School Receives Dr. Bette Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award!

2013-12-03 O'Gorman High School, with the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, is one of the 28 elementary and secondary schools to receive the 2013 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement. This recognition program was established by the EQAO board of directors in 2009 as a tribute to Dr. Stephenson’s lifelong commitment and contribution to education and public service. As one of the schools profiled in EQAO’s 2012-2013 Provincial School Reports, we were pleased to honour this school’s community for its efforts, over many years, at improving student achievement and for its use of EQAO results to improve student learning.

Board of Trustees Approves BRC Recommendations

2013-11-27 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees voted in favor of the Boundary Review Committee recommendations regarding the bussing transportation boundaries for student travelling in the southern region of the Board’s territory. More specifically the board passed the following resolution: Be it resolved that the Northeastern Catholic District School Board grandfather all current Temagami student and future siblings that attend English Catholic Central School: and Be it resolved that the Northeastern Catholic District School Board support a boundary change in the Latchford South and Lorraine Valley areas to allow students living in these areas to attend St. Patrick Catholic School in Cobalt, effective September 2014.

NCDSB Welcomes New Attendance Counsellor and Aboriginal Liaison Worker Positions

2013-11-11 A new Aboriginal Liaison Worker and a new Attendance Counsellor recently joined the Northeastern Catholic District School Board team. These two positions will greatly enhance services provided to our students and their families.

NCDSB Student Equity Leadership Workshop To Take Place

2013-10-30 Northeastern Catholic District School Board students and staff from Grades 7-12 will be coming together on November 6 and 7 in Timmins for a two day workshop offered by Harmony Movement. The Student Equity Leadership program offered by the Harmony Movement will empower students to become leaders in their schools and communities.

NCDSB Boundary Review Committee Makes Recommendations

2013-10-23 The Boundary Review Committee is making the following recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding the Temagami Boundary Review: 1. That the NCDSB grandfather all current Temagami students and future siblings that attend ECCS; 2. That the NCDSB support a boundary change in the Latchford South and Lorraine Valley areas to allow students living in these areas to attend St. Patrick Catholic School effective September 2014.

O’Gorman High School Planning for 2014 Reunion

2013-10-16 O’Gorman High School is busy planning their next high school reunion, slated for August 1, 2, and 3, 2014. Some of the reunion weekend highlights include the weekend kicking off on Friday with the 3rd Annual ‘Bus for Us’ Golf tournament followed by registration at OHS, where a Wine & Cheese Reception will be taking place to welcome alumni back to their old stomping grounds.

NCDSB Boundary Review Committee Meeting Postponed until Wed. October 16th

2013-10-15 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is postponing tonight’s Boundary Review Public Consultation Meeting scheduled to start at 6:30 pm at the Temagami Welcome Centre’s Bunny Miller Theatre.\\r\\nThe Boundary Review Public Consultation Meeting is rescheduled tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Temagami Welcome Centre’s Bunny Miller Theatre.

NCDSB Boundary Review Process Public Meetings Set

2013-10-08 The Boundary Review public consultation meetings will be held on Tuesday, October 15 in Temagami at the Bunny Miller Theatre at the Welcome Centre from 6:30 to 8:00 pm and on Wednesday, October 16 in Cobalt at St. Patrick Catholic School from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

NCDSB to Begin Boundary Review Process in Temagami Area

2013-10-01 New Liskeard, Cobalt, Temagami The Northeastern Catholic District School Board has entered into a Boundary Review Process in the Temagami area, potentially affecting students currently attending both English Catholic Central School in New Liskeard and St. Patrick Catholic School in Cobalt.

NCDSB Welcomes New Mental Health Leader

2013-09-27 The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Judy Mord as our new Mental Health Leader. Judy comes to the NCDSB team from Northeastern Ontario Family and Child Services (NEOFACS), where she was a Clinician in the Child and Family Intervention program for the past 7 ½ years.

O'Gorman High School Profiled by EQAO

2013-09-25 O'Gorman High School was profiled by EQAO as the OSSLT results were released by EQAO on September 25, 2013. OHS is classified as one of the high schools in our region who are "on a journey of learning." Click here to read more.

NCDSB Launches New Website

2013-09-17 Northeastern Ontario The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to launch a brand new website at www.ncdsb.on.ca. This new look provides a reorganized website with drop down menus categorized under new headings. The overall website has a cleaner, brighter look with easy to locate information for the public. Andrew Marks, Community Relations Officer commented “We are pleased to launch our new website to the public. This vital communication tool allows us to provide our parents and the general public with monthly school calendars and newsletters we well as highlighting the great activities and events taking place within our Catholic Schools.”

New Student Trustee for the 2013-14 School Year

2013-06-26

Michaela Pollon will be representing the students of O’Gorman High around the Northeastern Catholic District School Board table for the 2013-14 school year.  Michaela is a senior student who is involved in a number of activities in and out of the school. Michaela currently sits on OSO (O’Gorman Student Organization), plays mid field for the girls’ soccer team, is a member of the LINK Crew program, is a member of Sacred Heart Parish, and, in addition to all of this, she volunteers her time with Run for the Cure and the Relay for Life fundraiser. Michaela’s voice will represent home, school and parish values as she embraces her role as the Student Trustee in the upcoming year.

O'Gorman High School Students Set to Graduate

2013-06-26

O’Gorman High School students who are completing their grade 12 are set to graduate on Thursday, June 27th at 1:00 pm at St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral.   The graduation ceremony begins with a traditional mass, followed by the issuing of high school diplomas to all graduates. The distribution of bursaries and grants to deserving graduates rounds out the afternoon. 

St. Joseph School Gets Ready to Host Annual Family BBQ!

2013-06-17

Come celebrate St. Joseph School’s signature event!  The Annual Family Barbecue will be held Thursday, June 20th, 2013.

This year, we have an inflatable obstacle course and two bounce houses. We have planned for a new prize tent, a clown tent, cotton candy and many new games.

 

NCDSB Students Connect with Outdoors at Unique Camp

2013-06-12

Approximately 75 grade seven students from Catholic schools located in Cochrane, Timmins, Moosonee, Iroquois Falls and Kapuskasing had the exciting opportunity to participate in a unique overnight Outdoor Education opportunity at Onakawana Camp, located on mile 131 between Cochrane and Moosonee from June 3-13.  Accessible by rail in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter, the camp, owned and operated by Pam and William Tozer from Moosonee, facilitated an exciting two day program for our students.  Students constructed lean-to shelters, plucked and prepared geese for dinner, fished, enjoyed recreational time, and learned some traditional skills based on First Nations culture. 

NCDSB Offering Online Summer School for Students in Grade 9 to 12

2013-06-05

Northeastern Catholic District School Board is again offering an online summer school option for students in grade 9 to 12. We have partnered with 5 other northern Catholic boards (NeLC – The Northern eLearning Consortium) to offer our students a wide variety of learning opportunities.

Registration opens for summer school on May 28th.  Students should contact the guidance department to register or to get more information.   Other important dates include:     

 

OHS Hosts the Provincial OFSAA Boy's A Soccer Tournament

2013-06-04

O’Gorman High School is proud to be hosting this year’s Provincial Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association (OFSAA) Boy’s A Soccer Tournament, this coming June 6 through to June 8, 2013. 

Twenty soccer teams, including over 400 athletes and coaches, from all over the province, will be travelling to Timmins to compete in this week’s OFSAA soccer tournament.   The soccer games will be played on the O’Gorman High School and TH&VS soccer fields, along with the Athletic Complex’s soccer field.   Soccer games begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, going all day; then they start at 8:00 am on Friday, continuing all day and the semi final and final games will be played on Saturday at the Athletic Complex’s soccer field.   Admission to all games can be purchased at the soccer field gates.

Online Summer Reach Ahead Program Taking Place for Grade 8 Students

2013-06-03

NCDSB is pleased to announce the continuation of our Online Summer Reach Ahead program for grade 8 students. This program will allow Grade 8 students within our board the opportunity to complete one high school course during the summer before they enter high school. 

Taking a Reach Ahead credit can:

 

'Project of Hope' Touches Local High School Students

2013-05-15

Mrs. B. Richie’s grade 12 Social Justice class at O’Gorman High School had the opportunity to participate in the nationally known ‘Project of Heart’, facilitated by Lisa Innes, Aboriginal Liaison to the Board.  Students began the project in January by identifying a residential school they wished to examine, which was St. Anne’s School in Fort Albany, ON. 

Students completed research, watched video clips, and designed two sets of coloured tiles which will now be part of the national memorial for both residential school survivors, and those children who did not survive.  Our unit ended with an emotional presentation from local elder and survivor of St. Anne’s, Ms. Angela Shisheesh.  Ms. Shisheesh discussed her personal experiences with the students who were able to connect the personal reflection to their research.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2013-05-14

Sacred Heart Catholic School, in Kirkland Lake, celebrated 50 years of providing Catholic education in Kirkland Lake.  The year-end celebrations culminated this past Saturday, May 11th with a 50th Anniversary Reunion Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Parish.   This celebration was followed by an Open House at Sacred Heart Catholic School and then the evening capped off with a Banquet at Franny's Restaurant. 

Aileen Wright English Catholic School Celebrate First Communion and Confirmation Sacraments

2013-05-14

Aileen Wright English Catholic School launched Catholic Education Week with the Sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation on Sunday, May 5 at the Transfiguration Church @ 9:30 am with Bishop Cadieux and Parish Priest, Father Remi Lessard.  Following our school wide Baptism on Tuesday, April 23, we had the honour to witness 37 students receive their First Communion and 19 students receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Arianna Koostachin, Grade 8 student, received all three sacraments within 2 weeks before she leaves us for high school. The ceremony was a huge success being followed by breakfast served by the Knights of Columbus.

NCDSB Schools Celebrate Catholic Education Week From May 5-10

2013-04-30

“Our Catholic schools are places of growth. Small kindergarten students grow into being teenagers; grade nine students grow into young adults. We all grow both in age and, we hope, wisdom. Growth is natural and expected in the plant and animal world. As Catholics we are expected to grow in faith. What exactly that means will differ from person to person and ultimately, growth in faith is a personal matter between us and God. We can nurture our faith through prayer and knowledge and our living in a vibrant Catholic community. That is how we grow together. Community is part of who we are as Catholics.” commented Glenn Sheculski, NCDSB Director of Education.

AWECS Students Celebrate Sacrament of Baptism

2013-04-26

Aileen Wright English Catholic School celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism on April 23rd, with 21 students being Baptized into the Catholic faith.  Fr. Remi Lessard and Fr. Herve Sauve led this very special event that included the entire school, members of the Transfiguration Parish, members from the community of Cochrane and parents and relatives of the children that were being baptized.

O'Gorman High School's Yearbook Club Places 3rd for Yearbook Cover

2013-04-19

O’Gorman High School’s Yearbook Club recently entered their upcoming 2012-2013 Yearbook Cover into the Northeastern Ontario Yearbook Cover Contest sponsored by Friesens Canada and is thrilled to announce that it placed 3rd in the competition. Now the cover will move on to the Friesens Canada National Yearbook Cover Contest.

Aileen Wright English Catholic School Supports Partnership with Aboriginal Art Masterpieces

2013-04-08

Aileen Wright English Catholic School supports the new and innovative partnership between the Northeastern Catholic District School Board and Apitisawin Employment and Training where candidates are able to earn their grade 12 graduation diploma while remaining in their own local community.  The partnership affords Aboriginal adults the opportunity to obtain Grade 12 through the Alternative & Continuing Catholic Education Support Services (ACCESS) program offered at O’Gorman High School.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Stands Up to Bullying Instead of Standing By!

2013-04-04

Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake has worked diligently over the past two years to decrease bullying incidences by 25%. Based on the student school climate survey from December 2012, we have been very successful!  This success is largely due to the 2011 anti-bullying campaign in which we introduced an anti-bullying reporting system, Stop-A-Bully (www.stopabully.ca), to allow parents and students to report bullying anonymously.  In 2011, parent and school volunteers also began a youth group to provide our students a safe environment for socializing.  But our work at Sacred Heart Catholic School is far from over.

NCDSB Easter Season Editorial Letter

2013-03-28

During this season for renewal, I’d like to bring to your attention the contribution of Catholic education in the many communities in which we have Catholic schools. The Northeastern Catholic District School Board serves one of the province’s largest areas geographically, but we take pride in our small community–parish-school partnerships.

Our communities are enhanced by the students who graduate from your local Catholic schools demonstrating the Gospel values that are integrated into every aspect of the curriculum. Ontario’s Catholic schools promote caring communities, the dignity of all persons and social justice. These schools are as well known for their tradition of academic excellence as they are for their primary focus on the care and support of the most vulnerable in our society.

'Eagle Thunder. Song of Hope' Presentation Comes to Area Catholic Schools

2013-03-27

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board was very pleased to be able to bring in Shannon Thunderbird and Sandy Horne and have them present to our students.

Lisa Innes, Aboriginal Liaison for NCDSB commented, "We were very fortunate to have Shannon Thunderbird visit a number of schools duirng the past week..."

Catholic Students Learn about Being Stewards of Our Earth

2013-03-20

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board actively supports the upcoming Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23rd, starting at 8:30 pm.  We encourage our students, staff members and the entire Catholic community of which we are a part, to lead by example in conserving energy and the natural resources of our planet.  By being responsible stewards of our planet, we learn to be responsible members of society; each person has a role to play in these efforts.   We encourage you to turn off your lights, turn off the TV and reduce your consumption of electricity during this hour.  We also encourage you to recycle in your home and in your schools. 

Jesus Christ Superstar to be Performed by OHS Students

2013-03-12

O’Gorman High School, the mini “Broadway of the North”, is busy preparing for their upcoming performances of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’.  

Lauri-Ann Loreto Neal, OHS Drama Teacher and Director commented, “We are very excited to be performing ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ for this year’s musical event.  The music is iconic, and really challenges our talented students.  But I have to say, I am very impressed with the way our students are rising to this challenge.  We have a very strong group of singers and actors that will showcase this musical excellently.”

O'Gorman High School Hosts Grade 8 Student & Parent Information Night on February 21st

2013-02-19

O’Gorman High School is hosting their Grade 8 Student & Parent Information Night on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 beginning at 7:00 pm, taking place in the Common Area at OHS (just off the George Avenue main entrance).

Kelly Anne Marks, OHS Guidance Counsellor commented, “This evening is a wonderful opportunity for O’Gorman High School to showcase all that it has to offer.  We look forward to hosting all of the grade 8 students and their parents from our community and the surrounding areas.”

NCDSB Student Trustee Believes in Catholic Education

2013-01-23

Julie David, the 2012-2013 NCDSB Student Board of Trustee, is a grade 12 student at O’Gorman High School.  See the attached interview that was conducted by Andrew Marks, NCDSB Community Relations Officer with Julie David.

Why did you want to become the NCDSB Student Trustee Representative?

                I saw running for Student Trustee as a great opportunity to further involve myself with the school community. I love our school, our staff, and our students. I believe that we have one of the best schools in Ontario. I saw this position as an opportunity to give back. When I ran for the position of Student Representative my goal was to present the Board with a student voice about the monthly events at our school.    For more of the interview click the heading....

Junior Kindergarten Registration Taking Place Today on Monday, January 14th, 2013

2013-01-14

Today is Junior Kindergarten Registration Day throughout Northeastern Ontario.   Please stop by your neighbourhood Catholic school and visit with the staff, take a tour of the school and register your child for Junior Kindergarten starting this fall.

All children born in 2009 are to be registered for JK.   Please bring your child’s birth and baptismal certificate with you and your child’s immunization records

Catholic Schools Prepare for Junior Kindergarten Registration on Monday, January 14th, 2013

2013-01-08

Catholic Schools throughout Northeastern Ontario from Cobalt to Timmins to Kapuskasing will be opening their doors on Monday, January 14th, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to welcome families for Junior Kindergarten Registration.

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to offer full-day programs for four and five year old students in all of our elementary schools. We look forward to welcoming new students and families into our Catholic school communities in September 2013.

Catholic School Board Honours Long Serving Trustee

2012-12-18

At a recent Northeastern Catholic District School Board Trustee meeting, Peter DelGuidice was honoured for his 30 years of service as a trustee in the promotion and development of Catholic Education throughout Northeastern Ontario.

Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees Inaugural Board Meeting Acclaims Chair and Vice-Chair

2012-12-13

On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 the Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees conducted their annual Trustee elections for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair.

The Inaugural board meeting began with a prayer service, conducted by Michael Buhler, Pastoral Care Worker from O’Gorman High School, commemorating the Season of Advent that Catholics around the world are currently celebrating.

New Student Bus is Delivered to O'Gorman High School

2012-12-11

O’Gorman High School’s brand new 21 seat bus has been delivered and is ready to roll.  Thanks to over $35,000.00 in donations so far, the bus valued at $105,000.00, was ordered and is now at OHS to transport students for upcoming sporting events, club activities and drama productions to cities and towns near and far, located in Northeastern Ontario or further.

School as Usual at All Northeastern Catholic District Schools

2012-12-06

In light of recent reports of labour unrest at some school boards in the province, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board wishes to confirm that our English Catholic schools remain open and ready to welcome our students.

Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education stated “All of our Catholic Schools are open and will operate as usual. No job actions or reduction in duties are taking place within our schools by our teachers.”

Trustees Approve Recommendation of Accommodation Review Committee for St. Jerome and Sacred Heart Catholic Schools

2012-11-29

At its regular meeting of November 28, 2012, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board approved the following resolution regarding the Pupil Accommodation Review for St. Jerome and Sacred Heart Catholic Schools located in Kirkland Lake:

Be it resolved that the Northeastern Catholic District School Board approve the recommendation of the Accommodation Review Committee that St. Jerome School and Sacred Heart Catholic School remain status quo.

10 000 Villages International Gift Festival Coming to OHS

2012-11-20

The 10,000 Villages International Gift Festival will be taking place this coming Friday, November 23rd from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, November 24th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at O’Gorman High School.

OHS LINK Crew Wins the Ontario School Counsellors' Association's Peer Helping Award

2012-11-15

O’Gorman High School’s LINK Crew has received provincial recognition from the Ontario School Counsellors' Association.  Representatives from OHS’s LINK Crew travelled to Toronto to receive the 2012 Daryl L. Cook Peer Helping Award at the annual OSCA Conference on November 4th.  The Daryl L. Cook Award is presented annually to one elementary and/or one secondary school in Ontario in recognition of exemplary peer helping programs.

Kelly Ann Marks, OHS Guidance Counsellor and OSCA Board of Director, commented “I am very proud of our LINK Crew leaders and the work that they do to support our grade 9 students.  It’s wonderful that a provincial organization such as the Ontario School Counsellors' Association has recognized the efforts of this incredible group of young leaders.  What an honour!  OHS is very fortunate to have Doug Basso (a.k.a. Colonel LINK) coordinating this program.  Congratulations O’Gorman LINK Crew!”

NCDSB Welcomes New Bishop to the Diocese of Timmins

2012-11-12

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to welcome Bishop-elect

Msgr. Serge Poitras to the Diocese of Timmins. 

Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education, commented “We all welcome this announcement by Pope Benedict XVI.  As our spiritual leader at the Diocesan level, it is important that we all work together and support Bishop-elect Poitras.   We look forward to meeting with him and showcasing our excellent schools where Catholic Education is alive and thriving.”

NCDSB Welcomes New Aboriginal Liaison

2012-11-07

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to welcome Mrs. Lisa Innes to the newly created position of Aboriginal Liaison.  The Board created this position to enhance our relationships with the Aboriginal community through the development of new strategic partnerships with Aboriginal organizations, interest groups and Band Councils.   This position will also enhance the internal programs and services we offer our Aboriginal students.

Ron St. Louis, Superintendent of Student Success commented “Our Board is pleased to welcome Lisa to the role of Aboriginal Liaison.  Lisa brings her knowledge of the Aboriginal culture and many new ideas on Aboriginal development areas that are most welcome within our Board.”

NCDSB ARC Working Committee Makes Recommendation to Board of Trustees

2012-10-10

The NCDSB Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) Working Committee for St. Jerome and Sacred Heart Catholic Schools has completed its meetings and has tabled a final report that was presented to the NCDSB Board of Trustees at the regular monthly Board meeting on September 29, 2012.

Rick Brassard, Board Chair commented, “I want to thank the ARC Working Committee for their hard work, dedication and time in preparing this report and the ARC Working Committee recommendation.   The Board will review the ARC Final Report and will take into consideration all of its facts as well as public feedback in deciding on the next steps.”

New Girls Basketball League Begins at OICS

2012-09-27

The new Girls Basketball League, for girls in grade 4 to 6, has started on September 26 at O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School.

Ted Weltz, OICS Principal stated "The GBL is Fantastic!  The energy and excitement in the gym last night was outstanding, and the GBL (Girls Basketball League) is off to a great start. The girls had a great time learning and playing.  The league will continue over the next 10 weeks and is still accepting registrations"

EQAO Results show student achievement gains at NCDSB

2012-09-12

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the recent increases in student achievement results on the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) provincial assessments in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.  The results of the Primary assessment show positive gains in Writing and increases in all three strands at the Junior level.    Though provincial results remain slightly above the achievement reached by our Grade 3 and 6 students, the NCDSB continues in its pursuit of excellence to achieve the provincial targets. 

Tricia Weltz, Superintendent of Education, commented “We are very proud of the achievements made by our grade 3 and 6 students.  We believe that our gains in provincial assessments have been achieved through ongoing professional collaboration, the dedication of our teaching and support staff, and strategic system priorities that respond to the needs of our learners.  As we celebrate our success, we remain ever mindful of our ongoing responsibilities to provide Catholic education to all of our learners in a safe, nurturing, equitable and inclusive environment that prepares them for life.”

New Girls Basketball League Being Formed for Girls in Grade 4 to 6

2012-09-11

Ted Weltz, Principal at O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School is excited about offering a new Girls’ Basketball League, starting September 26 and going until December 5 (10 weeks). 

The Girls’ Basketball League is designed for girls in grades 4 to 6, and will last for 1 hour each week.

Ted Weltz, OICS Principal, commented “We are very happy to develop a new Girls’ Basketball League, designed for girls in grades 4 to 6.  We are looking forward to developing the basketball skills of young girls.  All girls in grade 4 to 6 are encouraged to register.  No previous basketball skills are required.  What is important is be active, learn how to play on a team, and most importantly have lots of fun.”

NCDSB Is Ready to Welcome Back all Students & Staff for the New School Year

2012-08-27

The new school year is set to begin on Tuesday, September 4 and the Northeastern Catholic District School Board is ready to welcome back our students and all of our staff members.  During the summer months, the classrooms and halls have been cleaned, gym floors have been polished and the planning for programs has been completed at the Board office. Everyone is ready for the 2012-2013 school year.

Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education commented, “We’ve been busy this summer readying our schools and ensuring that everything is set to go for our students on September 4th. I hope that all of our students, teachers and support staff have enjoyed their summer vacations.   With September 4th right around the corner, it is my hope that the 2012-2013 school year will be our best yet.”

Sacred Heart Catholic School Prepares for 50th Anniversary

2012-08-14 Kirkland Lake

The Sacred Heart Catholic School 50th Anniversary Committee is busy making plans for the upcoming 50th anniversary for the school, scheduled to take place over the 2012-2013 school year.

A Mass and Celebration of the Eucharist is the kickoff event, taking place on Sunday, August 26th at Holy Name Parish at 11:00 am.  This Mass is dedicated to 50 years of Catholic education at Sacred Heart Catholic School.

NCDSB Offers Support to Distrct School Board Ontario North East

2012-07-16

This afternoon during an emergency teleconference meeting, the Board of Trustees for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board voted unanimously to offer any assistance required of our co-terminus board, including a facility.

Board Chair, Rick Brassard, stated, “We were deeply saddened to hear about the tragic fire at the DSBONE Schumacher Board Office. We were thankful that there were no injuries sustained in the fire. In the spirit of community, we have extended our offer of help to our educational neighbours.”

OHS Drama Department Set to Perform Jesus Christ Superstar in 2013

2012-06-21

The O’Gorman High School Drama Department announced that next year’s musical production will be Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started off as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based very loosely on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Bible. The resurrection is not included. It therefore largely follows the form of a traditional passion play.

NCDSB Accommodation Review Committee Update for Kirkland Lake Schools

2012-06-20

The third public Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) meeting took place in Kirkland Lake at St. Jerome School on June 19th, 2012.   The ARC process for both Sacred Heart Catholic School and St. Jerome School has been occurring over the past 4 months, starting in February, 2012. The ARC Committee will now break for the summer months as prescribed by Pupil Accommodation Review guidelines that we have been following.   We will be returning to the process in September 2012 with the fourth public meeting set to take place on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012.

O'Gorman High School Grade 12 Students Get Ready to Graduate

2012-06-18

The date is set, the hall is booked and the Church convocation ceremony for this year’s Grade 12 class of O’Gorman High School graduates is ready to go.

O’Gorman High School’s Grade 12 Graduation is on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral.  The Graduation Mass commences at 1:00 pm, followed by the conferring of Diplomas and the presentation of special gifts and bursaries.

NCDSB Offers Summer Course for Students Through eLearning

2012-06-06

This year, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board will be offering an online summer school program in partnership with the Northern E-Learning Consortium. This partnership will give students the opportunity to take one of 18 online courses this summer.  Through e-Learning students will be able to access course material at any time from any place, as long as they have internet access. This will enhance their knowledge and comfort with online technology.

St. Patrick School Takes on Bullying with Special "LipDub" Project

2012-06-07

St. Patrick School, in Kapuskasing, created a very unique way to promote anti-bullying efforts underway at the school. Mr. Dube’s Grade 4 class and Mrs. Casonato Grade 5 class undertook this very special project as part of the school's celebrations during this year's Catholic Education Week. The participation of all students and staff made this project a huge success!  This Lip Dub was also made possible through the Ministry driven - Teacher Learning and Leadership Program which allowed the school to purchase Ipads which have been in use throughout all grades as part of the Media Literacy Strand.

Visit www.ncdsb.on.ca/video today to watch the video LipDub “Lean on Me”

Aussie X Team Visits St. Jerome School

2012-06-05

At Aussie X, we believe in the importance of getting active in order to achieve maXimum happiness in one's life. We believe in making physical activity fun for EVERYONE, no matter a person's level of skill or ability!

Aussie X provides three new and unique sporting experiences that are infused with the intriguing and entertaining Aussie culture, designed to captivate imaginations and inspire movement and laughter all at the same time. The programs provide participants with a feeling of exhilaration and joy whilst getting active, resulting in an extraordinary experience that has a lasting impact that can be carried with anyone throughout their life.

Students at ECCS Publish a Book World Wide: "Time Warp"

2012-05-30

Through the use of technology, students in the grade 8 class at English Catholic Central School have been able to create a piece of literature/media that is engaging and interactive.  In small groups, they used many technological components to create a fictional story that is now accessible to individuals all over the world.

Matthew Cull, ECCS Teacher, commented, “Using ibook Author, students wrote a story that incorporates video, links, pictures, images and even a short quiz.  This short story, “Time Warp” was then published to the ibook store and is available for download for free, to any ipad or iphone.”

St. Paul School Class Makes Donation to Emergency Workers Fighting Local Forest Fires

2012-05-25

On Friday, May 25th, the Essential Skills Class at St. Paul School walked over to EZ Rock radio station to donate supplies (snacks, drinks and sunscreen) for our firefighters, OPP officers and MNR workers who are fighting the forest fires on the outskirts of Timmins.  The student used the proceeds from their third annual canvas bag and magnet sale to buy the items to put towards the firefighting efforts around the Timmins area. The Essential Skills students were extremely happy to donate all proceeds to help all of our brave workers.

NCDSB Celebrates World Catholic Education Day

2012-05-16

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board will be celebrating World Catholic Education Day on Thursday, May 17th, 2012.   This date is important and should be celebrated as Catholic education is a very special gift. Not everyone has the freedom to experience that gift.

Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education commented, “At the Northeastern Catholic District School Board, we strive to provide the very best in Catholic Education.  We endeavour to instill in our students the core values of our Catholic faith.   We highlight social justice programs, community awareness and support environmental programs that respect our world, but most importantly, we share the Gospel values with our students.   These core Christian values are what make the difference in our students and in our educational system.”

OICS Fundraises to Provide Drinking Water to Village in Ethiopia

2012-05-04

Ted Weltz, OICS Principal proudly proclaimed “I am so proud of the students at O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School for collecting pennies and coins during our ‘Penny Fundraiser’ to be able to bring clean drinking water, one of the necessities of life, to the village of Ropi in Ethiopia.   We have raised over $3,000.00 and this money will benefit the lives of an entire village.   Way to go OICS!”

Last year, Michelle Lohuis, an Educational Assistant at OICS, visited the area and met up with a local priest who indicated the need for clean drinking water for the people who live in the village of Ropi.   He noted the dire need for a clear water source and pointed out the condition of the river by the village that the animals will not drink from at times.

New Technology to Enhance Learning for Special Needs Students

2012-05-04

The special education teachers at St. Jerome School, Tracy Lalande and Florence Eno, have partnered with the special education teacher, Melanie Fleury Dixon, at St. Patrick Catholic School in Cobalt to investigate how technology can play a part in enhancing the communication and reading skills of special needs students.

The project title is “Literacy Acquisition for Special Needs Students through Technology” and the Ministry of Education will be funding this unique project with a grant of over $26,000.00.

NCDSB Principal Receives CPCO Principal of the Year Award!

2012-05-02

The Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario and the Northeastern Catholic Principal’s Association is pleased to recognized Mrs. Andrea Iserhoff as the 2012 Principal of the Year. This award is given to a principal or Vice-Principal, who is a member of CPCO, for outstanding school and community leadership.

John D’Alessandri, Vice President of the Northeastern Catholic Principal’s Association states, “We are thrilled for Andrea. She definitely deserves this award and we could not be happier for her. In a short time, Andrea has made a significant impact in her school, the board and the community.”

NCDSB Launches new "Reaching Up Academy"

2012-05-01

Learn!   Explore!   Succeed!

In partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to offer summer programming for students in Grades 1 to 6.  

The Reaching Up Academy is an intensive 3-week intervention program focusing on developing skills in literacy and numeracy.  Our program is designed to assist those students who are currently achieving at a Level 2 (C- to C+) in Language and/or Mathematics.

OICS Hosts Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Activity Night

2012-05-01

O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School is once again hosting their Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Activity Night on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm right at the school, located at 490 MacLean Drive.

Ted Weltz, OICS Principal commented, “I want to invite all of our students, their families, our staff and all of our school’s friends to stop by on May 9th and enjoy a great plate of spaghetti and to participate in the family activities we have organized.   This is going to be a really fun-filled night.”

Tickets are $8.00 per person and can be picked up at OICS.

NCDSB Prepares to Celebrate Catholic Education Week May 6 to 11

2012-04-30

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is looking forward to celebrating Catholic Education Week, starting May 6 and running until May 11, 2012.   Our schools located throughout Northeastern Ontario; from Moosonee to Cobalt, are all busy making plans for the upcoming Catholic Education Week.  The theme of this year’s Catholic Education Week is “Walking in the Light of Christ".

NCDSB Supports Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure

2012-04-26

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to provide its support behind the inaugural “Run for the Cure” event taking place on Sunday, September 30, 2012 around Porcupine Lake.   Timmins in proud to now be one of 59 communities , with 170,000 people participating…one day, one goal, one vision… creating a future without breast cancer.

Statistics

- In 2011, 23,500 Canadian women were diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada

- 1 in 9 women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, and 1 in 29 will die of it

- In 2011, Canadians raised over $30 million towards creating a future without breast cancer in the CIBC Run for the Cure.

O'Gorman High School Parent-Teacher Conferences Coming Up

2012-04-18

O’Gorman High School will be conducting their next Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, April 26th, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the OHS Gymnasium.

Parent-teacher conferences are opportunities for parents and teachers to talk together about how to help each child succeed in school.  They are very short – usually 10 minutes in length.  It’s important to prepare before the interview to make the best use of that short time.  However, if you require additional time, you can schedule another appointment.

Neighbourhood Catholic Schools Set to Celebrate Earth Day

2012-04-17

Earth Day is set for Sunday, April 22, 2012 and many of our schools will be taking part in Earth Day events this week and next.  Many school events and activities are planned to bring awareness of our environment and the need to conserve energy, respect our natural resources and plan for the future needs of our society.

Northeastern Catholic District School Board Releases 2011-2014 Strategic Plan

2012-03-28

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” (Proverbs 16:3)

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to release the 2011-2014 Strategic Plan.

The Strategic Plan is based on the Public Participation feedback received from all of our stakeholders in the spring of 2011 and is founded on our Vision, Mission Statement, Belief Statements and Values.

Students Use 21st Century Technology to Reflect on Important Social Values

2012-03-05

On Tuesday March 6th, students from across the Northeastern Catholic District School Board will be using technology to participate in a workshop designed to empower them to change the world for the better. The workshop will be delivered by speakers from the world renowned charity Free the Children and will be done via video conference, which will link the speakers who are in Toronto with students from across Northeastern Ontario.

OHS Students Demonstrate Computer/Technology Skills Utilized on Laptops

2012-03-02

Sharing Our Knowledge

Grade 9 Laptop Program Student Session

Monday March 5, 2012

9:15 am – 10:15 am

OHS Theatre

Student presentations will highlight the programs and applications used in Grade 9 classrooms this year.  Students will show the group how the application works and what some of its key features are, as well as explaining how students benefit from using this tool.

All grade 9 students will receive a package summarizing the presentations as well as numerous links to online tools that can assist them in their classes.

All participants and presenters will be involved in a feedback session that is aimed at gathering input from students to further promote the laptop program at OHS.

O'Gorman High School Hosts Grade 8 Student & Parent Information Night on February 23rd

2012-02-14

O’Gorman High School is hosting their Annual Grade 8 Student & Parent Information Night on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 beginning at 6:30 pm, taking place in the Common Area at OHS (just off the George Avenue main entrance).

Kelly Anne Marks, OHS Guidance Counsellor commented, “All grade 8 students and their parents are invited to experience the family atmosphere that is a trademark of our Catholic secondary school.”

NCDSB Undertakes a Pupil Accommodation Review for Kirkland Lake Schools

2012-02-10

At its regular monthly board meeting held on May 18, 2011, the trustees of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board passed the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Northeastern Catholic District School Board place the following schools under Pupil Accommodation Review for the 2011-2012 school year: St. Jerome School and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake.

Rick Brassard, Chair of the Board, commented, “This Public Accommodation Review will allow our Board the opportunity to review how we offer Catholic education in the community of Kirkland Lake.  Our primary goal is to enhance the educational experience our current and future students enjoy.”

Ottawa High School to Visit O'Gorman High School for LINK Program Experience

2012-02-03

Brookfield High School in Ottawa, will be visiting O’Gorman High School next week to check out the unique LINK Program that OHS has in place for its students.  

Doug Basso, Department Head of Student Life at OHS and LINK Program Coordinator, stated “We are very excited about the upcoming visit of Brookfield High School to OHS. They are coming to check out how we do things and to see Timmins.  We will be visited by 28 Link Leaders and their coordinator from Ottawa.  This is a connection that we made when we went to Ottawa for our conference, last year.  Our kids really hit it off and they wanted to reciprocate. It will be an eye opener for many of the Ottawa students as most have never been to Northern Ontario and come from a very diverse ethnic background, very representative of multicultural Ottawa.  OHS and our students are very excited and honoured to have them visit us.”

St. Joseph School Parent Council Sponsors Unique Reading Program for All Students

2012-01-20

St. Joseph Catholic School Parent Council is currently in the process of developing a program to ensure that every St. Joseph School student has a new book to take home at his/her reading level every month for the remainder of the school year.

To this end the Catholic School Parent Council is running a silent auction on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 to kick off this initiative, beginning at 5:30 pm.  “With your assistance we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience the joy of reading and to have all of the advantages that strong reading skills provide in our world.” noted Christine Watt, Chair of the St. Joseph Catholic School Parent Council.

NCDSB Junior Kindergarten Registration Monday, January 16, 2012

2012-01-10

Doors will be open to welcome families for Junior Kindergarten Registration at Northeastern Catholic District School Board schools on Monday, January 16th from 9:00am to 4pm.

Beginning school is a journey that can create feelings of joy and apprehension for parents and children alike. With this in mind, our experienced and caring educators will help guide and assist students and their families through this transitional period and ensure the experience is positive for all involved.

New Superintendent of Student Success Hired by Northeastern Catholic District School Board

2012-01-06

Following the Board of Trustees meeting, Glenn Sheculski, Director of Education, announced to all NCDSB Staff members I am pleased to inform you that we have hired Mr. Ron St. Louis as our Superintendent of Student Success. Ron comes to us after having spent 13 years with the Ministry of Education, most recently with the London Field Office. Prior to this, he was an integral part of the Provincial E Learning Initiative. He is originally from the Windsor Essex Catholic DSB. We look forward to working with Ron.”

O'Gorman High School's "Cash for Cows" Fundraiser Demonstrates the Virtue of Charity

2011-12-16

The loss of over 20 dairy cattle and two barns at the Haasen Dairy farm a week before Advent got my class thinking about what we have been studying in our HRE4O Social Justice class... charity.  The season of Advent is a time of reflection, charity and hope in preparation for the coming of Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  The Haasen family members are a part of our OHS family as they are alumni.  They also are a significant part of our community and regional family as they run the largest dairy operation in our area.  As we are all interdependent in our families and must at times lean on family members in times of loss, we thought it would be fitting to conduct a fundraiser to help the Haasen family.

NCDSB Introduces New Student Trustee Representative

2011-12-14

Laura Clausi, a grade 12 student at O’Gorman High School is the 2011-2012 Northeastern Catholic District School Board Student Trustee.  See the attached interview that was conducted by Andrew Marks, NCDSB Community Relations Officer with Laura Clausi.

NCDSB of Trustees Inaugural Board Meeting Takes Place

2011-12-12

On Friday, December 9, 2012 the Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees conducted their annual Trustee elections for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair.

The Inaugural Board of Trustees meeting began with a short performance by the O’Gorman Glee Club, highlighting the beautiful voices and talent of a variety of O’Gorman High School students from grade 10 through to grade 12.

Heartfelt Donation Made to O'Gorman High School

2011-12-07

 

Through a very generous donation from the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board Emergency Medical Services division, O’Gorman High School recently received its first Automated External Defibrillator (AED) that will be used for any student, staff member or community member when visiting the school should the need arise.

 

 

St. Patrick Catholic School Class Raises Funds Through Silence

2011-11-30

On December 1st, Mr. Todd Bosak’s grade six class will be silent for 24 hours to raise money for Free the Children. The students have been busy collecting pledges to raise funds and will begin with a vow of silence at 9 am on Thursday, December 1st, and remain silent until the next day at 9 am. During this time the students will be reflecting on the idea of what it means to be voiceless in our world.

NCDSB Provides Homework help Program for Students

2011-11-29

The Northeastern Catholic DSB in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Independent Learning Centre is pleased to bring the Homework Help program to students. This program offers free math help for students in Grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 as well as help to older students enrolled in grade 9 or 10 math courses.

Key features of the site include:

ü Ask a Teacher interactive tutorial rooms with Ontario Certified Teachers

ü Listen and Learn Lessons

ü Interactive Tutorials

Catholic School Board Welcomes New Changes to the Mass

2011-11-21

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board welcomes the upcoming changes, including new prayers and gestures that the Catholic Church is implementing in all English-speaking counties around the world for the celebration of Mass.  These changes will begin on November 27, 2011, the First Sunday of Advent and the start of the new Church year.

O'Gorman High School Hosts 10 000 Villages 13th Annual Fair Trade Gift Festival

2011-11-25

An invitation is extended to all members of our community to attend the Annual 10 000 Villages sale in the Sylvia Gravel Theatre, located within O’Gorman High School and start your Christmas Shopping. 

There will be a variety of items including jewellery, baskets, ornaments, scarves, and trinket boxes from artisans from across the globe.  Many of these artists work in cooperative groups from countries such as Vietnam, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and the Philippines.  These talented people rely on the sale of their crafts for their wellbeing.

Also, 20 artists from the James Bay Coast will be in attendance to sell their crafts during this very special event and opportunity you do not want to miss out on.

O'Gorman High School Representatives Visit Community of Peawanuck

2011-11-09

Representatives from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board and O’Gorman High School were welcomed with open arms to the small, remote community of Peawanuck.

Director of Education, Abraham Hunter invited NCDSB representatives to visit his local community school (JK to grade 8) and to present to his Grade 6, 7 & 8 students about alternatives for high school.

Special Guest Speaker, Dr. David Booth, in Timmins for Parent Information Session on Young People and Literacy in Wireless World

2011-11-08

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Dr. David Booth, distinguished educator and literacy expert, as the guest facilitator at the upcoming Professional Activity Day on Monday, November 14, 2011. 

We also invite all parents and educational stakeholders to attend an Open House Session with Dr. Booth on November 14th at 6:30 pm taking place in the theatre at O’Gorman High School.

Students Learning to Express Themselves -Successful Critical Thinking Project Underway at Catholic Schools

2011-11-07

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board acknowledges the positive outcomes of the Early Primary Collaborative Inquiry (EPCI) within the Sacred Heart School (Timmins) and St. Jerome School learning communities.  In its third year, this inquiry project provides teachers with an opportunity to come together in a professional learning setting to explore the impact of instructional practices on student learning.

O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School Donates Food for Those in Need!

2011-10-24

OICS, over a two week period in October, collected 1559 non-perishable food items for the Timmins Food Bank and they also donated a cheque of $80.00 to help those less fortunate and in need.

O'Gorman Parents for Kids Hosts Annual Pasta Supper

2011-10-17

OPK is holding its Annual Pasta Supper on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Dante Club from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monica Battiston, OPK Chair commented, “O’Gorman Parents for Kids is very excited about hosting this year’s Pasta Supper at the Dante Club.  Funds that we collect throughout the year go towards helping various groups in the school, assisting under-privileged students so that they may participate in activities, and we provide five bursaries to graduating students.  We will have great Italian food, draws, door prizes and most of all fun.  I encourage you to purchase your tickets early as this event has been a sold out event in past years.”

New Principal Named to Bishop Belleau School in Moosonee

2011-10-14

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Heath Hough as the new Principal for Bishop Belleau School located in Moosonee, Ontario.

Tricia Stefanic Weltz, Superintendent of Education commented, “We are so pleased to welcome Mr. Hough to the principalship at BBS.  His commitment to the school community is very much appreciated, and we are confident that his experiences and educational background will benefit the students and staff immensely.  We know that Mr. Hough is committed to strengthening our local partnerships within the Moosonee community and across the NCDSB to ensure that his students have every opportunity to excel and realize their full potential.”

OHS Students Serve Up Great Food at Boston Pizza

2011-10-13

O’Gorman High School students will be acting as your server at Boston Pizza on Sunday, October 16, 2011 between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm .  This unique fundraiser will provide the Link Leaders with 10% of all food sales.  All O’Gorman Alumni and current students, staff and their families are encouraged to support the Link students and visit Boston Pizza on October 16th.

The Link Students are raising funds to go to Ottawa for a National Link Student Conference and Rally.  Please contact Doug Basso at 268-4501 ext 4122 to make your reservation.  Leave a message indicating them names in your group and the time you will attend the event on October 16th.

OICS Principal Honoured by Nipissing University

2011-10-12

Ted Weltz, O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School Principal saw an educational opportunity, formed a partnership with Dr. David Booth and Ph.D. candidate Tina Benevides from Nipissing University and witnessed results that benefitted his students.  

During the 2010-2011 school year,  O’Gorman Intermediate Catholic School engaged in a unique research project with Nipissing University, being the first all male middle school class integrating iPad technology into the classroom setting in Canada.  The project is part of a continuing investigating into the impact of this technology to increase literacy achievement and enhanced interest in reading.  The preliminary findings have been remarkable – so much that the research continues into this school year at OICS.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Gives from the Heart!

2011-10-11

Sacred Heart Catholic School is number one when it comes to collecting food for those in need. 

The students brought in over 1000 items of canned goods and other food items for the KL Food Bank.  The staff also donated all of their dress-down Friday money from last year (almost $450) to the Food Bank. Congratulations to the Students and Staff at Sacred Heart Catholic School who know the meaning of giving and sharing what they have!

St. Paul School Hosts 3rd Annual Open House

2011-09-22 The new school year has started and students at St. Paul School are settling in nicely to the routines of the new school year. To help introduce the school and staff members to parents of students from St. Paul School, the 3rd Annual St. Paul School Open House took place on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 between 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Daphne Brumwell, St. Paul School Principal commented,”We really enjoyed meeting our students’ parents and showcasing our school. The St. Paul School Open House allows for students to take their parents into the classrooms, tour the school and it allows for our teachers and parents to get to know each other in a more social setting.”

Sacred Heart Catholic School Welcomes New Principal

2011-09-13 Kirkland Lake The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce and welcome Cheryl Ricco to the role of Principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake. Tricia Weltz, Superintendent of Education commented, “The addition of Cheryl Ricco as principal of Sacred Heart Catholic School is a great asset to our Board. The students and staff of the school are fortunate to have such a dynamic and dedicated leader. Mrs. Ricco brings a wealth of educational experience with her and we are confident that she will have a positive impact on enhancing student achievement and culture within the school community.”

O’Gorman High School’s LINK Crew Ready to Welcome All New Grade 9 Students into OHS Family

2011-09-02

The LINK Program has been successfully running at OHS for the past several years and this year is no different.  Doug Basso, Department Head- Catholic Student Life at O’Gorman High School is the instructor that guides the LINK Crew, made up of senior students in grades 12. Mr. Basso has witnessed how LINK makes a huge difference in the lives of all new Grade 9 students.

Schools are Back in Session for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board

2011-08-25

September is right around the corner and that means that students will be returning to our classrooms on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 following the Labour Day holiday.   The schools have been cleaned and the gym floors have been waxed and now it is time to start yet another school year.

NCDSB Announces Student Recipients of the Catholic Christian Values & Academic Excellence and Leadership Awards

2011-06-24

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce the recipients of Catholic Christian Values Award and the Academic Excellence and Leadership Award.  The awards are being handed out during this week’s Grade 8 and Grade 12 graduation ceremonies.

NCDSB Grade 8 Graduation Celebrations Take Place

2011-06-20

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce the Grade 8 graduation dates for all of the Grade 8 Graduation Ceremonies taking place this week:

 

For the NCDSB school Grade 8 graduation date, time and location please click on the link.

NCDSB Provides new Laptops and Technology in 21st Century Classrooms for all Students

2011-06-20

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that each school within the Board, at every grade level with receive new laptops and access to technology for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

Each Kindergarten classroom through Grade 5 classroom will have access to upgraded computer labs; including existing SMART board improvements.   Grade 6, 7, and 8 classrooms will be equipped with a laptop cart per class (each cart has 12 to 17 laptops per cart) and a sign out process is being finalized so students may take the laptops home.  At the high school level, each Grade 9 student will receive a laptop.  Furthermore, all existing computer labs will be upgraded to provide the latest in technology for all students.

O’Gorman High School to Provide Laptop to each Grade 9 Student

2011-06-10

21st Century Learning… have FAITH in it!

 

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that O’Gorman High School will be providing each Grade 9 student with their own laptop for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

With new computers and laptops in all grade levels in all NCDSB schools this coming school year, our students will benefit from the latest in technology.

St. Joseph School Hosts Annual Family Barbecue on June 14th

2011-06-09

St. Joseph School staff and parent volunteers are busy planning, donating supplies, prizes and goods for the Annual St. Joseph School Family BBQ, taking place on June 14, 2011, between 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm.  This year promises to be the biggest and most fun Family BBQ to date.  Some of the planned activities include the traditional minnow races, pop bottle ring toss, plinko game, face painting, 3- legged race and tug-of-war.

O’Gorman High School Community Mourns the Passing of First Principal-Sister Margaret Helen Leeney

2011-06-01

Sister Helen Leeney, also known as Sister Margaret Helen passed away on May 27th, 2011 in the 73rd year of her Religious Life.  Sister Margaret Helen served as the founding principal of OHS from 1953 to 1965.  As a member of the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, she served her Catholic Community in many ways; with her teaching career spanning 40 years.

NCDSB Approves Pupil Accommodation Review

2011-05-19

Due to declining enrolment or population shifts within their jurisdiction, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board recognizes that from time to time, it may have to realign or review the current number of its schools. At its Wednesday, May 19th Board meeting, the Board approved a Pupil Accommodation Review for the 2011-2012 school year for Sacred Heart School in Kirkland Lake and St. Jerome School in Kirkland Lake.

NCDSB Announces Principal Transfers

2011-05-19

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees approved the placements of three Principals throughout their 14 schools at Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 Board of Trustee meeting.

O'Gorman High School Presents Beauty and the Beast

2011-05-10

O’Gorman High School is busy finalizing the sets,  completing last minute rehearsals, making the final costume adjustments, and selling tickets for their upcoming performances of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical.

This spectacular show will be taking place at O’Gorman High School’s Sylvia Gravel Theatre, on May 11, 12, 13, & 14th, 2011, with the curtain rising at 7:30 pm and one matinee performance on Saturday, May 14 at 1:00 pm.  Tickets for the show can be purchased at the Timmins Square Customer Service Booth, Alfie’s Cigar and Gourmet Coffee Bar and at O’Gorman High School.

NCDSB Students & Staff Celebrate Catholic Education Week

2011-05-04

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board will celebrate what Catholic Education means to our students, our community and to the province during May 1 to 6, 2011.

 

The theme for this year’s Catholic Education Week is:  Catholic Education: Celebrating the Spirit.

 

Catholic Education Week is marked by special activities at all grade levels, including prayer celebrations and service activities.

Shannen's Dream is Alive and Well at O'Gorman High School

2011-04-27

On April 28th, O’Gorman High School will be hosting two assemblies for the students of OHS about “Shannen’s Dream”. 

 

Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream - safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010.

NCDSB is Creating Partnerships that Make a Difference for Our Students

2011-04-12

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce its partnership with Dr. Joyce Epstein from Johns Hopkins University, the director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS). 

 

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is interested in enhancing partnerships between schools, parents and community members. NCDSB is looking for caring, empathetic, motivated partners to whom the success and education of children is paramount. We invite you to join us on this great journey.

New iPad Classroom Coming to St. Patrick School in Kapuskasing

2011-03-29

The idea behind this new technology project is to introduce a class that uses iPads for daily work, exploring and producing student work in different media, supporting student instruction and student learning.   Simply, the iPad would engage technology more frequently to work in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy at St. Patrick School.

John Casonato, St. Patrick School Teacher and Project Leader, comments “Students would be given the opportunity to use a technology that many view as a leisure item to complete research, investigate, report produce and present in class.  More importantly it can be a starting point for struggling student to realize that technology is good for everyone.”

Penny Wars Fundraising at OHS - One Cent at a Time

2011-03-29

For the past three weeks, OHS has been fundraising and collecting one penny at a time… and the pennies added up.  Over the past four years the annual fundraising campaign called Penny Wars has collected over $6,000.00, with this year’s total being $1,598.50.

Penny Wars pits all grades against one another, including the staff for the most pennies collected.  The grade/staff that collects the most pennies is the winner in points.   This year the Grade 12 students collected the most points, represented by the most pennies collected (44,420 points), while the OHS staff actually collected the most money for the 1st time in Penny Wars history.  All funds collected will go towards student activities at OHS. 

10th Annual OHS Athletic Council Dinner Auction

2011-03-28

The 10th Annual O’Gorman High School Athletic Dinner Auction is taking place on Saturday, April 16, 2011, starting at 6:00 pm at the Dante Club. 

 

OHS Athletic Council is a volunteer group of teachers, students, and parents working to provide extra funding for the athletic department to assist its highly successful sports teams.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of this event; we are hoping that you can help us make this the best auction ever.

  

Tickets for the Dinner Auction are available at OHS, located at 150 George Street or by calling from Lea Luxton or Doug Basso at 705- 268-4501.  Get your tickets early as this event has been sold out in the past several years ($50.00 per person or $375.00 per table of 8).

OHS Unveil Latest Green Initiative To Help the Planet

2011-03-25

The results from the solar photovoltaic system (solar panels) installed in December show O’Gorman High School is leading the way in all things GREEN.  This Friday, March 25, 2011 at 10:30 am, the school is unveiling the next phase in this green project, the unveiling of a Student Interactive Kiosk, where students can access the Enphase System real time to see how much their conservation efforts are paying off.  Students will also be able to access the local and regional weather and they will be able to see how turning off classroom lights, or reducing the heat by a degree affects energy consumption taking place at school.

21st Century Learning Comes to Mathematics Classrooms at OHS

2011-03-22

A group of O’Gorman High School Teachers which include Project Lead Lisa Romanowski, Peter Dobias and Jennifer Dunkley, applied for and received a grant of $32,000.00 from the Teacher Learning and Leadership Program for a class set of iPads to increase the level of student engagement in mathematics.  The iPads and associated applications will allow students the ability to interact with mathematical concepts in a new way.  They will enhance assessment opportunities for teachers both as a venue for timely student-teacher and student-student feedback, and as an accessible tool for tracking ongoing assessment opportunities in the classroom.

OHS Student has Poem Published

2011-02-25

Kelly, Ranta, OHS student, created a poem that will be published in an International Poetry Anthology.  Kelly took an online Writers Craft course through the Steps to success Program at OHS.

For more information click on the link.

Very Special Guest Speaker to Lead Professional Activity Day for NCDSB Teachers

2011-02-25

On Monday, February 28th, 2011, the next Professional Activity day for all Northeastern Catholic District School Board teachers, Mr. Damian Cooper will be the invited speaker to lead the day and assist the teachers in understanding further about how they can improve their instructional and assessment skills.

Public Participation will lead to new Strategic Plan for NCDSB

2011-02-17

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is undertaking a review of its operations to develop a strategic plan for the next four years.

For the complete media release, please click on the link.

St. Patrick School goes Green and Receives Green Apple School Grant for Special Project

2011-02-10

St. Patrick School, in Kapuskasing, has received two Green Apple School grants (valued at $2,000.00) that will provide St. Patrick School with their first outdoor classroom.   The new outdoor classroom will allow students to have a place to study within a natural environment.

All Grade 8 Students and Parents Invited to OHS on February 15th for Information Session

2011-02-09

OHS would like to invite all current Grade 8 students and their parents to attend an Information Session at OHS on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 starting at 6:30 pm.

OHS Awarded Green Apple School Grant

2011-02-07

Julianne Stewart, a Teacher at OHS, applied for a grant from the Green Apple School Program (Metro) and was successful.  The grant money of $1,000.00 will go towards the purchase of equipment to improve the OHS courtyard.

For more details, please click on the link.

OHS Guidance Counsellor Receives Prestigious Award

2011-01-28

Kelly Ann Marks, OHS Guidance Cousellor, is the recipient of the Ontario School Counsellors Association Phil Hedges Award for 2010.

The Ontario School Counsellors Association (OSCA) Phil Hedges Award was created in 2004, and is granted to individuals who demonstrate dedication to delivery of a well-rounded guidance and Career Education Program. 

For more information please click on the link.

NCDSB Trustee Nominated to Serve on OCSTA Board

2011-01-20

Colleen Landers, NCDSB Trustee was nominated at the NCDSB Inaugural Board meeting to be the Region 1 Representative to the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA).

O’Gorman High School Goes Green and Helps Save the Environment

2010-12-15

The solar panels have arrived and are installed at OHS.  The Northeastern Catholic District School Board in partnership with the Ministry of Education, working with energy experts from Honeywell, has installed a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and a Sustainability Information System (SIS).

 

Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustee Election takes Place at Inaurgual Board Meeting

2010-12-15

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board of Trustees held elections at their Inaugural Board meeting on Friday, December 10, 2010 for the position of Board Chair and Vice-Chair.

Rick Brassard was acclaimed Board Chair for the 4th consecutive year and Fred Salvador Jr. was elected Board Vice-Chair for the period 2010-2011.

 

OHS Hosts 41st Zenon Ziemba Boys Basketball Tournament

2010-12-07

This year marks the 41st year the tournament has brought together some of the best boys basketball players from across Northern Ontario.  Games will be played at OHS, ESCT, RMSS and OICS this coming Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, 2010.

The Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to St. Patrick School

2010-12-06

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to St. Patrick School! We invite you to share in this celebration of books and reading with us.

Book Fair Dates: December 16 & 17, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location St. Patrick School - Room 3

 

OHS Knights in Lights Itsy Bitsy Banana Soup Variety Show

2010-12-03

On December 4 and 5 at 2:00 pm the OHS Knights in Lights will be hosting the Itsy Bitsy Banana Soup Variety Show.  Tickets are five dollars and available at the door.

St. Pats Students & Staff Pray for Critically Ill Student

2010-11-26

The staff and students of St. Patrick School in Kapuskasing assembled in the gym today to pray a living rosary for one of our Grade 8 students who is critically ill at CHEO Hospital in Ottawa.

NCDSB Purchases Property As It Looks to the Future

2010-11-25

During the Wednesday, November 24th Northeastern Catholic District School Board Trustee meeting, the Board of Trustees formally approved the purchase of Queen Elizabeth Public School.

St. Joseph School is Recognized for Efforts to Help Every Child Succeed

2010-11-22

EQAO congratulates the 2010 elementary school recipients of the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement.   St. Joseph School is one of only 20 elementary schools that were recognized this year with this prestigious award for their effrots to enhance and support student achievement.

St. Anne Catholic School Celebrates Remembrance Day

2010-11-16

St. Anne Catholic School students participated in the Postcards for Peace, an activity from Veteran Affairs Canada.  St. Anne students also did very well in the Annual Legion Remembrance Day contests.

New After School Homework Help Program at OHS

2010-11-09

OHS, in conjunction with NCDSB, has hired a qualified teacher to work with students from 3:15 to 5:15 pm daily in the school library as part of a new After School Homework Help program.

OHS Teacher to Share Physics Knowledge with other Teachers

2010-11-08

Peter Dobias, OHS Physics Teacher, was invited to work with the Perimeter Institute on a national collaboration of physics teachers and to present workshops to local science teachers on incorporating modern physics in the classroom.

St. Patrick Students Donate Treats for Troops

2010-11-05

St. Patrick School students have donated treats they collected during Halloween and are shipping them overseas to our Troops in Afghanistan.

EQAO Honours St. Joseph School

2010-11-04

St. Joseph School is one of 20 elementary schools to receive the 2010 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement.  EQAO wishes to honour St. Joseph School for it efforts, over many years, at improving student achievement and for its use of EQAO results to improve student learning.

Student Celebrates Me to We Event in Toronto

2010-11-04

Jane Keating, St. Patrick Grade 8 student, chosen as a member of the 2010  Ministers Student Advisory Council, attended the We Day event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto with 18,000 students.

NCDSB Trustees Prepare for New Term of Office

2010-10-28

In Timmins, following the October 25th English Catholic School Board Trustee election, incumbents Colleen Landers, Peter DelGuidice and Fred Salvador Jr. have been re-elected as NCDSB Trsutees, along with newcomer Ron MacInnis.

OHS plays Host to 21st Annual Sr. Fay Edmonds Tournament of Excellence

2010-10-18

OHS hosts the 21st Annual Sister Fay Edmonds Tournament of Excellence on October 15 and 16, 2010.  27 Teams participated in this basketball tournament from all over Northern Ontario.

O'Gorman High School Link Students Serve Up Great Food at Boston Pizza

2010-10-12

OHS Link students will be acting as servers at Boston Pizza this coming Sunday, October 17, 2010 between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm to raise funds for a National Link Conference in Ottawa.

O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School Introduces new Apple Ipad Program

2010-10-12

OICS is starting up the Apple Ipad program on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.  The school invites parents out for an information session October 12th between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm to officially launch the program and answer any questions.

St. Paul School Hosts Terry Fox Walk to Fight Cancer

2010-09-21 Timmins

St. Paul School students and staff are participating in a Terry Fox Walk this coming Friday, September 24, 2010, starting at 1:30 pm.

Girls and Boys Grade 5 and 6 Basketball Clinic at OICS

2010-09-20

Learn how to play basketball.  OICS is hosting a Basketball clinic for girls and boys in grade 5 and 6, starting September 25th to December 4th, 2010.  Register today.

Catholic School Board Trustees Acclaimed Throughout District - Election in Timmins

2010-09-20

Five Northeastern Catholic District School Board Trustees have been acclaimed to office for the next four years throughout Northeastern Ontario.  In Timmins, there will be an election for the positions of English Catholic School Board trustee.  Five individuals have declared their candidacy for four positions.

English Catholic Central School Celebrates Grand Opening of New Industrial Arts & Family Studies Wing

2010-09-16 New Liskeard, ON

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board, in conjunction with English Catholic Central School in New Liskeard, celebrated the grand opening of the new Industrial Arts and Family Studies wing on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

English Catholic Central School's New Industrial Arts & Family Studies Wing Grand Opening

2010-09-09

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board, in conjunction with English Catholic Central School, in New Liskeard, is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Industrial Arts and Family Studies wing for the 2010 school year.

New Principal Named to Bishop Belleau School

2010-08-23

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to welcome Linda Pilgrim to the position of Principal for Bishop Belleau School, located in Mossonee, Ontario.

Northeastern Catholic District School Board Parent Satisfaction Survey Winner!

2010-08-09

Dawn Barker, parent of two students at Sacred Heart School in Timmins, was the lucky winner of a $200.00 gift certificate.  Her name was chosen out of all of the NCDSB parents who completed a Parent Satisfaction Survey at the end of the last school year.

St. Paul School Prepares to offer new Early Learning Program

2010-06-29

St. Paul School is preparing to offer the new Early Learning program in 2010-2011.  The Y.M.C.A. will continue to offer the Before school and After school program as they have in the past at St. Paul School.

St. Anne Catholic School Grade 8 Students Graduate

2010-06-24

Grade 8 students from St. Anne Catholic School graduated on June 22, 2010 at St. Anne Church.  The graduation celebrations included a Mass, followed by a graduation dinner and then awards were presented.

St. Paul School Students Receive Free Lunch

2010-06-21

For the second year in a row, Mark Toffanello, owner of Toffanellos Fresh Pasta, graciously donated a free pasta lunch for every single student and teacher at St. Paul School.

St. Joseph School Students Win Sunlight Green Clean Kids Grant

2010-06-18

St. Joseph School students in Grade two won a Sunlight Green Clean Kids grant of $500.00.

NCDSB Prepares to Celebrate School Graduations

2010-06-18

The 2009-2010 school year is drawing to a close and the Northeastern Catholic District School Board is preparing to host nine Grade 8 celebrations and one Grade 12 Graduation ceremony between June 22nd and 24th.

St. Jerome Students enjoy Junglesport Activities

2010-06-17

St. Jerome School students enjoyed Junglesport activities at their school.  Junglesport IncTm. brought the wonders of outdoor adventure into the safe, secure controlled environment of St. Jerome School.

O'Gorman High School Presents Beauty and the Beast in 2011

2010-06-16

OHS Drama Department is already busy planning for the 2010-2011 school year. Lauri-Ann Loreto Neal, head of the Arts Program at OHS announced that the musical production Beauty and the Beast will be performed next year.

OHS Students Raise Funds for Local Charity & Win High School Challenge

2010-06-16

OHS students participated in the Big Bike event for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year.  The group of 22 students from all grade levels, raised $2,565.00 for the charity.

OHS Student Places 3rd in Stephen Leacock Student Short Story Competition

2010-06-09

Grade 12 OHS student, Matthew Sheculski, has won third prize in the Stephen Leacock Student Short Story Competition.  The prize, worth $300.00, is sponsored by Sun Media and Thor Motors of Orillia.  On Friday, June 11, a soiree will be held at the Stephen Leacock Home in Orillia to honour the winners. Matthew has been invited to read his poem at the gathering in Orillia.

Holy Family School Wins Books!

2010-06-02

Holy Family School in Englehart was recently a big winner from Scholastic.  The school won everything in the May SeeSaw flyer.  Pictured here enjoying the new books are grade two students Sheilah Demarce and Christopher Martin.

St. Patrick Student represents NCDSB at Minister’s Student Advisory Council

2010-05-25

Jane Keating, St. Patrick School student, has been chosen as a member of the 2010- 2011 school year Minister’s Student Advisory Council.   The Minister’s Student Advisory Council is a group of 60 students from all parts of the education system (English/French, Public/ Catholic) and regions of the province.

St. Patrick School in Kapuskasing Celebrates 50th Anniversary

2010-05-25

St. Patrick School in Kapuskasing is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with many activities for both current and previous staff and students and the public from Tuesday, May 25th to Sunday, May 30th, 2010.  Reconnect, reminisce and celebrate 50 years of excellence.

NCDSB Celebrates World Catholic Education Day

2010-05-13

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board and all of their schools took part in a prayer service today at 9:30 am across Northeastern Ontario, from Bishop Belleau School in Moosonee, to St. Patrick Catholic School in Cobalt and all points in between, to celebrate World Catholic Education Day.

Colleen Landers, NCDSB Trustee, Re-elected to National Organization

2010-05-05

OCSTA delegates re-elected Northeastern Catholic District School Board Trustee and OCSTA Board of Director member, Colleen Landers, as the Ontario representative to the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA).  CCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards at the national level.

Sacred Heart Students Raise Over $7,000 by Jumping Rope

2010-04-30

Sacred Heart students in Timmins raised over $7,000.00 for the Heart And Stroke Foundations Annual Jump Rope for Heart fund raiser on april 26, 2010.

NCDSB Staff & Student Wear Pink to Stop Bullying

2010-04-14

NCDSB Staff and Students were wearing pink shirts on April 14th to support the 3rd Annual Pink Shirt Day to stop bullying.

Register Early for Summer Camps at O'Gorman Intermediate

2010-04-21

OICS is hosting a variety of summer camp programs for boys and girls of all ages.  Register early for summer camps and save!  For more information call 264-6555.

Ground Breaking for New Expansion at English Catholic Central School

2010-04-21 New Liskeard, ON

A ground breaking ceremony took place at ECCS on April 20, 2010 to kick off the new expansion that will be open for students in September 2010.  This expansion will include a state of the art kitchen facility for a new Family Studies program and a new Inductrial Arts shop.

O'Gorman Students Race Carbon Cars

2010-04-09

Students from OHS and OICS will be racing their Carbon Cars on Monday, April 12, 2010 at OICS gymnasium.  The OHS Construction Craft Worker students recently helped the OICS student construct their Carbon Cars. 

Holy Family School Student Places First

2010-03-15

Sayge Robichaud, a Grade 3 student at Holy Family School, is proudly displaying her 1st place trophy for public speaking.  

O'Gorman High School Students Head to Europe

2010-03-12

O’Gorman High School students are packing and preparing for their trip to Europe.  30 OHS students are getting very excited as the date for their departure gets closer.

Sacred Heart School Student Places 1st in Legion Poetry Contest

2010-03-11

Sacred Heart Catholic School student Sabrina Skalecki recently won first place in the District Legion Poetry contest for Remembrance Day.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Science Fair Winners

2010-03-09

The Grade 8 Science Fair wrapped up at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake and once again the students demonstrated their creativity and imagination and science skills.

O’Gorman High School Athletics 9th Annual Dinner Auction

2010-03-01 Timmins

The OHS Athletic Department is looking for your support. The 9th Annual O’Gorman High School Athletic Dinner Auction will take place Saturday, March 6th, 2010 at the Dante Club.

Schools Raise Funds to Help Haiti

2010-02-19 Northeastern Ontario

The devastating earthquake that changed the lives of the people of Haiti has taken place over a month ago, but the students and staff of each school within the Northeastern Catholic District School Board have not forgotten the Haitian victims.  With $9,203.19 raised to date, the fundraising efforts are still going on.

O’Gorman High School Grade 8 Information Session on February 16th

2010-02-07 Timmins

O’Gorman High School would like to invite all current Grade 8 Students and their parents to attend an Information Session on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 starting at 6:30 pm to ease the transition into Grade 9.

The theme of “Ease The Transition Into Grade 9” will be highlighted throughout the evening with presentations and school tours.

St. Patrick School in Cobalt Makes Donation to Help Victims of Earthquake in Haiti

2010-01-16 Cobalt

The St. Patrick School Youth Group presents a cheque for
$500 to Fr. John Lemire as a donation to be sent to Development and Peace to assist the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Four hundred dollars was raised through fundraising efforts of the St. Patrick Youth Group and $100 was added from St. Patrick School Staff.

Junior Kindergarten Registration on Monday, January 18th

2010-01-15 Timmins

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to remind all parents with children born in 2006 to register their children for Junior Kindergarten on this coming Monday, January 18th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Your neighbourhood Catholic schools will be open to assist you with the registration process.
Please remember to bring with you your child’s birth and baptismal certificates, Immunization Card and Health Card.

Board of Trustees Chair and Vice-Chair Appointments for NCDSB

2010-01-13 Timmins

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board held elections at their annual inaugural meeting on Friday, December 18th, for the position of Chair and Vice-Chair.
Rick Brassard was acclaimed Chair of the Board for the 3rd year in a row and Martin Drainville was elected as Vice-Chair for the period of 2009-2010.

St. Paul School Selected as New Early Learning Program Site

2010-01-14 Timmins

The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that St. Paul School in Timmins, ON has been selected as our Early Learning Program site for 2010-2011.  In September of 2010, kindergarten students will benefit from a partnership between a classroom Teacher and a registered Early Childhood Educator.

Junior Kindergarten Registration

2010-01-11 Timmins

Doors will be open to welcome families for Junior Kindergarten Registration at Northeastern Catholic District School Board schools on Monday, January 18th from 9:00am to 4pm.

Northeastern Catholic DSB Welcomes its Fourteenth School

2009-09-28 Timmins

On September 1st, 2009, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board welcomed its fourteenth school - Bishop Belleau Catholic School - to its Catholic education family. In addition to this new change, the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine Allen to the position of Principal at Bishop Belleau Catholic School.

Trillium North Program Experiences Successful First Year!

2009-09-06 Timmins The Northeastern Catholic District School Board, in partnership with the Trillium Provincial Demonstration School program, piloted an alternative education program for the North at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School (OICS) in Timmins.

Northeastern Catholic District School Board Appoints New Student Success Leader

2009-08-28 Timmins The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is getting ready for another wonderful school year with the announcement of a new addition to the Senior Administration staff of the Board. James Michaud was appointed the position of Student Success Leader starting August 24th, 2009.

2008 - 2009 School Year

French Immersion Program Enhanced for September 2009

Timmins, June, 2009:The Northeastern Catholic District School Board will be enhancing their current French Immersion model for the 2009-2010 school year. As our French Immersion Catholic Schools open on August 31, the total French instruction will increase from 50% to 90% in all Grade one classrooms across the Districts of Cochrane and Temiskaming.

Transportation Changes

Timmins, June 23rd, 2009:North East Tri-Board Student Transportation is proud to announce the issuance of "home stops" for JK/SK students and the launch of new pupil transportation management software for the 2009-2010 school year.

Beyond the Call: A Multimedia Production of the Heroic

Cobalt, June 2009:St. Patrick School in Cobalt, as part of their Writer's on the Wall production series, recently wrote and performed "Beyond the Call: A Multimedia

Catholic Education - Good News for All

Timmins, May 1st, 2009: During Catholic Education week from May 3 to May 9, the Northeastern Catholic District School Board will be celebrating what Catholic education means to our students, to our community and to the province.

Team Mozambique Leaves for Africa

Timmins, May 1st, 2009:The Northeastern Catholic District School Board would like to wish our "Team Mozambique" safe travels as they embark on their journey to Africa on May 3rd, 2009.

New Director of Education Appointed

Timmins, April 21st, 2009: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Sheculski to the position of Director of Education effective July 1st, 2009. Mr. Sheculski brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position having worked as Superintendent of Leadership and Faith Development, Program Principal, School Principal, Department Head, Guidance Counselor and Teacher at the elementary, intermediate and secondary levels.

Financial Services Department to Receive Provincial Award

Timmins, March 30th, 2009: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that our Boards Finance Department will receive the Employer Service Excellence Award from the Teachers Pension Plan in May. This award is only presented to the top three of 194 organizations within the province of Ontario.

Interim Director of Education Appointed

Timmins, March 28th, 2009: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that Tricia Stefanic Weltz has been appointed Interim Director of Education. Mrs. Weltz will assume the role of Interim Director of Education effective April 1st, 2009 and will remain at the helm until such time as a new Director of Education has been selected.

Director of Education Retires After 30 Years in Education

After 30 years in education, Paul Toffanello recently announced his plans to retire from his position as Director of Education for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board.

Catholic Schools Raise over $34,400 for Mozambique

Since September 2008, Northeastern Catholic District School Board schools and board staff have been raising funds to assist the missions of the Consolata Missionaries in Mozambique, Africa. After months of fundraising activities and events, the Board is thrilled to announce that we have surpassed the original goal of $30,000 by raising over $34,400.

Chair and Vice-Chair Appointments at the Northeastern Catholic District School Board

Timmins, January: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board held elections at their annual inaugural meeting on Friday, December 12th, for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair. Rick Brassard was acclaimed Chair for the second year in a row and Colleen Landers will also serve as Vice-Chair for the period of 2008-2009.

Collective Bargaining Success

Timmins, December: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that a new four-year collective agreement between the Board and the Northeastern Unit, Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA), has been ratified. As well, a collective agreement with the Canadian Union for Public Employees (CUPE), Local 4681, was also approved.

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Professional Development for Custodians

Timmins, November:The Northeastern Catholic District School Board's Manager of Plant, Bob Landry, facilitated a workshop to all custodians focused on the Board's commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all staff, students and service providers.

National Book Week : November 15th - 22nd, 2008

Timmins, November:The Curriculum Team wants to share their favourite children's books to highlight the importance of literacy in the lives of our students. They have also included an additional resource for our educators to support the recent TD Book Give Away "Too Many Books!" donated to Grade 1 students across Canada.

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St. Paul School Open House

Timmins, October: St. Paul School's Open House and Community Information Night welcomed a large number of friends and families on October 2nd from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. It was a night for families to come to the school and meet their child's teacher, enjoy some refreshments, as well as learn about our community partners.

Changes to Senior Administration Staff

Timmins, October: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is announcing some recent changes at the Senior Administration level of the board.

Project Mozambique

Timmins, October: The Northeastern Catholic District School Board is issuing a challenge to all students and staff members to raise funds to assist the missions in the country of Mozambique.

2007 - 2008 School Year

Teacher Learning and Leadership Program Funding Approved

05/08/08 - Beverly Montminy, Grades One/Two Teacher at Holy Family School in Englehart, is excited about a new initiative by the Ministry of Education - The Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP).

OHS Grade Twelve Students Present a "Novel" Symposium

03/26/08 - Grade 12 students at O'Gorman High School were presented an assignment to read a fictional novel, write an essay and introduce their novel at a symposium held on March 26th & 28th.

St. Patrick's School Gives Local Soldier a Hero's Welcome

03/25/08 - Remi Desbiens, a soldier with the Canadian Royal 22nd Regimen, shared the story of his seven month mission in Afghanistan with students of St. Patrick's School.

School Prayer & Upcoming Activities for St. Patrick's Day

03/12/08 - St. Patrick School in Kapusaking has written a school prayer and has planned various activities for St. Patrick's Day on Monday, March 17, 2008.

Students at St. Patrick School in Cobalt Embrace P.A.L.S Program

02/04/08 - Students from grades four to six at St. Patrick School, Cobalt, received training from the Temiskaming Heart Health Project to implement the P.A.L.S. program.

NCDSB Celebrates The 2008 Lent Season

02/04/08 - Take a moment to review our 2008 Lent Season document which highlights the many events happening in our schools between now and Easter.

Andrea Beck, Author & Illustrator of the "Elliot Moose" Series, Visits Holy Family School

01/28/08 - Holy Family School in Englehart, benefited from the knowledge and wisdom of Canadian author, Andrea Beck, who started her career as an author nine years ago.

Aileen Wright Student Heads to National Figure Skating Competition

01/18/08 - Cassandra, grade seven student at Aileen Wright English Catholic School, heads to Ottawa January 30th to February 2nd to participate in her first Junior National Figure Skating Competition.

"You are the Light of the World" is adopted as the New NCDSB Theme

01/11/08 - January 15th marks the official launch of our new Board Theme: "You are the Light of the World". Liturgical celebrations were held in all of our Catholic schools as well as the Board office.

NCDSB Board of Trustees Welcome New Chair For 2008

01/11/08 - Elections were held during the Board of Trustees annual inaugural meeting in December for the positions of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board.

A Student's Personal Story on Breast Cancer Wins Writing Contest

11/28/07 - Berverley, a Grade 7 student at Aileen Wright English Catholic School, recently had the opportunity to share how she has been personally affected by breast cancer.

Vow of Silence For "Free The Children"

11/26/07 - The Grade 6 students at English Catholic Central School raised $840 for 'Free the Children' by taking a 24 hour vow of silence by wearing surgical masks.

The Curriculum Team of the NCDSB Celebrates Children's Book Week

11/21/07 - The Curriculum Team of the NCDSB helped to celebrate Children's Book Week (November 17-24) by sharing their favorite children's stories.

French Immersion Comes Alive at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School

11/13/07 - Mrs. Harkins' Grade Eight French Immersion class at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School was given the task of creating a flag that best represents their French Immersion program.

Engaging Parents: Catholic School Symposium

11/13/07 - The Engaging Parents Symposium was held on November 3rd at O'Gorman High School in Timmins, with over 100 parents, community members, Clergy, teachers, principals and administrative staff attending.

Trustees Visit Our Catholic Schools

11/06/07 - While touring our Catholic schools, the Trustees of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board saw first hand the many successes that take place every day.

Two New Vice-Principals Hired for 2007-08

10/29/07 - The NCDSB is pleased to announce two Vice-Principal appointments for the 2007-2008 school year for Sharon Maisonneuve and Betty Pichette.

St. Paul School Partners With Timmins Public Library to Promote Literacy

10/15/07 - Over fifty parents and students attended St. Paul School's first Literacy Night at the Timmins Public Library on October 3rd. The workshop was designed to provide practical ideas to increase literacy skills in children.

NCDSB Hosts Cross Country Meet For District Schools

10/05/07 - The NCDSB hosted a cross country running meet for district schools to further promote healthy, active living for all students.

OHS Link Leaders Roll Out The Welcome Mat For Grade 9 Students

09/04/07 - O'Gorman High School started the school year by implementing a new and powerful transition program for grade nine students called Link Crew.

NCDSB Educators Sharpen Their Pencils in Preparation for Back-To-School

08/29/07 - On August 27th and 28th a group of Northereastern Catholic DSB educators from gathered for one of the four Summer Institute programs.

2006-2007 School Year

A Unique Summer Vet Camp Experience For Students

07/12/07 - Sarah Hall, Nicholas Sheculski, and Cody Daggett are aspiring veterinarians who took part in the 2007 AVC Vet Camp in Prince Edward Island this summer.

2007 Summer Bulletin

07/11/07 - The NCDSB 2007 Summer Bulletin highlights the many success stories and events that took place throughout our schools during the 2006-2007 school year.

O'Gorman Announces The 2007 Alumni and Founders Award Recipients

06/25/07 - Tom Evans and Sister Catherine Fairbairn were named as the Alumni Award and Founders Award recepients for 2007. O'Gorman High School presents these awards annually.

Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake Welcomes New Principal

06/18/07 - Matthew Turner has been appointed to the position of Principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland Lake for September 2007.

Relay For Life at O'Gorman High School Raises Over $72,000

06/18/07 - Relay For Life, a twelve hour fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, took place on June 15th at O'Gorman High School, raising more than $72,000.

School Uniforms For Aileen Wright English Catholic School

06/18/07 - Aileen Wright English Catholic School in Cochrane will begin the 2007-2008 school year sporting new trendy fashions, as new school uniforms have been introduced.

The NCDSB Welcomes New Manager of Financial Services

05/25/07 - Mary-Lou Pollon has been selected for the position of Manager of Financial Services effective June 4, 2007. Mrs. Pollon will be responsible for the management of the Board's financial services.

Preparing For A Strong Start in School Leadership For September

05/25/07 - Lori Hurtubise has been appointed to the position of Principal at English Catholic Central School in New Liskeard. The NCDSB has also announced other Principal assignments for September 2007.

Congratulations To Timmins Community Pride Award Recipients From O'Gorman High School

05/28/07 - Louis Clausi, teacher at OHS, has received a Timmins Community Pride Award for Teacher of The Year. Kristine Villeneuve also received an award for Young Volunteer of The Year (11 to 14 years).

The 2007 Writing Forum Celebrates Young Authors

05/22/07 - The 2007 Annual Writing Forum was held May 1st at Northern College for 50 students from the Board, featuring Canadian Author, Maggie L. Wood.

NCDSB 2007 Writing Forum Winners

05/22/07 - Winners of the 2007 Northeastern Catholic District School Board Writing Contest from Junior/Senior Kindergarten up to Grade 12.

Celebrating Earth Day At St. Joseph School

04/20/07 - The students at St. Joseph School are concerned about our earth and want to take the necessary steps to "Save the Earth".

Student Success At Northeastern Catholic District School Board

04/20/07 - Glenn Sheculski, Program Principal for Northeastern Catholic District School Board, is actively working at ensuring "Student Success" for each student in our schools.

Link Crew Program Launched At O'Gorman High School

04/20/07 - This program aims to ease the transition for Grade 9 students in their new secondary school and provide a structure in which students will make real connections with each other.

O'Gorman Intermediate's New Addition is Officially Opened

02/28/07 - Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne, makes a special visit to officially open the new school addition that was built last summer.

Ash Wednesday Marks the Beginning of Lent

02/21/07 - To celebrate Ash Wednesday, the O'Gorman High School Art Club painted a mural of a person looking out a window, taking time to reflect on life while God shines his light.

Jim Watson and David Ramsay visit St. Anne English Catholic School

02/01/07 - Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion, and David Ramsay, MP for Temiskaming and Cochrane, highlight the success of the pilot fruit and vegetable project.

St. Paul Student Wins "I Am Thankful" Scholastic Contest

01/26/07 - Regan Harper, grade one student at St. Paul School, recently won first place in the Scholastic SeeSaw Book Club's "I Am Thankful" contest.

Junior Kindergarten Registration For September 2007

01/12/07 - Junior Kindergarten Registration at Northeastern Catholic District School Board schools took place on Monday, January 15, 2007.

Teachers Tackle Differentiated Instruction From 'A' To 'Z'

11/17/06 - With curriculum documents and resources in hand, teachers convened at various locations to take part in a day of professional development and dialogue.

English Separate Electors Select Trustees For 4-Year Term

11/14/06 - The NCDSB is pleased to welcome new faces as well as returning incumbents around the Board table as a result of the 2006 trustee election held on November 13th.

Catholic Students Honour Veterans This Week

11/09/06 - Students and staff of the NCDSB honoured the people, men and women, who have made sacrifices by serving and giving their lives for our great country.

Later Literacy In Third Year of Implementation At NCDSB Schools

11/08/06 - The Later Literacy Program is now in its third year of implementation at NCDSB schools to support students who have fallen behind in their reading abilities.

Trustees Get Sneak Preview of New Gym and Facilities At O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School

10/30/06 - Trustees were treated to a sneak preview of the brand new gymnasium that will be opening at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School.

Students Witness Spiritual Growth of Their Teacher

10/24/06 - Students and staff at Aileen Wright English Catholic School in Cochrane celebrated their mass in honour of teacher Debora Fleming who converted to Catholicism earlier this year.

New Teachers At NCDSB Complete First Phase of Induction Program

10/17/06 - New teachers from the Northeastern Catholic District School Board gathered at St. Paul School in Timmins last week to take part in our New Teacher Orientation Day.

Catholic Teachers To Take Part In Lighthearted 'Catechism Class'

09/28/06 - Teachers and principals with the Northeastern Catholic District School Board received an 'untraditional' lesson on Catholicism with the international hit comedy "Late Nite Catechism".

Aileen Wright English Catholic School Celebrates 25 Years

09/25/06 - The student choir at Aileen Wright English Catholic School has been rehearsing musical selections in preparation for a silver celebration of their school's 25th anniversary.

Students To Benefit From More Daily Physical Activity

09/08/06 - As the new school year begins, students can expect to become more physically active with the integration of Daily Physical Activity (DPA) into the curriculum.

Catholic Students Welcome New Computers As School Year Begins

09/07/06 - As students streamed back into classrooms this week, they couldn't help but be excited to find the latest in computer technology in their school labs.

New Leadership In Place At Aileen Wright English Catholic School

09/01/06 - As students returned to school at Aileen Wright English Catholic School in Cochrane, they were greeted by a new principal with a familiar face, Andrea Iserhoff.

2005-2006 School Year

Catholic Students Graduating With Solid Faith Formation

06/30/06 - Grade 8 students from throughout the Board have reached a milestone in their learning journey, their graduation.

Board Celebrates Retiring Colleagues

06/23/06 - The Northeastern Catholic District School Board held a special reception in honour of retirees who gathered for a celebratory luncheon in Timmins.

Colton Family Donation To Support Literacy At O'Gorman High School

05/31/06 - The students at O'Gorman High School will see the school library collection expanded, thanks to a substantial financial contribution in memory of James and Rose Colton.

OHS Resource Centre Named In Honour of The Late Father Leonard Della Badia

05/31/06 - Supporter and spiritual leader, Father Leonard Della Badia, was honoured during the official dedication of the Father Leonard Della Badia Resource Centre at O'Gorman High School.

Heroic Efforts of Grade 9 Phys Ed Class and Staff Members Recognized

05/30/06 - A grade 9 class at OHS demonstrated their ability to respond to an emergency, when their supply teacher collapsed in the middle of their physical education class on March 31.

Claire Lamarre-Goyer Named 'Principal of The Year' By Provincial Association

05/17/06 - Claire Lamarre-Goyer was selected by her peers as Catholic Principal of the Year at the annual conference of the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario (CPCO).

'SMART' Technology Revolutionizing Program Delivery At NCDSB

05/12/06 - The NCDSB has recently launched SMART technology by purchasing four SMART Boards to run a pilot project in our Catholic schools.

Young Authors Participate In 2nd Annual Writing Forum

05/05/06 - Students from throughout the district gathered at the Timmins Public Library to take part in the NCDSB 2nd Annual Writing Forum.

Students Focus On Ecological Consciousness For Catholic Education Week 2006

05/04/06 - Respect for all of God's creation is the focus in our Catholic schools this week, as students and staff celebrate Catholic Education Week.

Student Scientists Excel At Recent Fair and Olympics

04/12/06 - Our Catholic students deserve a round of applause for their recent participation and triumphs at the annual Science Fair and Science Olympics.

Karen Rowe Appointed As Assistant To The Director of Education

03/22/06 - The NCDSB is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Rowe to the position of Assistant to the Director of Education.

Robert Munsch Returns For 2nd Visit

03/08/06 - Thanks to the efforts of Jackie Livingston, Robert Munsch returned for a second visit, much to the delight of students and the community.

Students With Learning Disabilities To Benefit From New Technology

03/01/06 - New assistive technologies will soon be helping students with learning disabilities as teachers throughout the Board received hands-on training.

Boys' Literacy Expert Addresses Teachers

02/15/06 - Literacy was at the forefront of the agenda as the NCDSB welcomed world renowned expert David Booth to share his wealth of knowledge with educators.

Rick Brassard Takes Oath Of Allegiance As Catholic Trustee

01/30/06 - Rick Brassard was appointed as a Board Trustee for the region of Kirkland Lake, Englehart and surrounding areas at the public Board meeting held on January 30, 2006.

Trustee Brenda Hevenor Relocating To International Peace Garden

12/17/05 - The NCDSB would like to announce, with regret, the resignation of Brenda Hevenor as Trustee of the Board, effective December 17, 2005.

Catholic Students Celebrating The Birth of Our Saviour

12/15/05 - In the spirit of the holiday season, students at all English Catholic schools are busy praying, giving, singing and performing as they prepare for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Catholic Students Pay Tribute To Veterans

11/11/05 - Students from Aileen Wright English Catholic School gathered for a liturgical service along with representatives from the Royal Canadian Legion and from the Knights of Columbus.

Family Math Night Builds Early Numeracy Skills Essential To Math Success

11/03/05 - Math is as easy as 1, 2, 3 for a group of junior kindergarten to grade 1 students at St. Patrick School in Cobalt who graduated from Family Math Night.

Sonja Dunn Builds Literacy Skills At St. Jerome School

10/20/05 - Students at St. Jerome School felt their favorite story characters come to life thanks to special guest Sonja Dunn, who is a poet, actor, storyteller and television performer.

NCDSB Welcomes Provincial Counterparts To City With A Heart Of Gold

09/30/05 - Student Success was at the forefront of the agenda at the Regional Meeting of Catholic trustees organized by the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA).

St. Pat's Graduates Featured In New Robert Munsch Book

09/23/05 - Renowned children's author Robert Munsch returned to St. Patrick School in Cobalt with his latest published book, "I'm So Embarrassed", which features two graduates the school.

Board Organizes Orientation Day For New Teachers

09/19/05 - A group of new teachers recently took part in the NCDSB's "New Teacher Orientation" to provide them with guidance in starting their teaching careers in the Catholic school system.

Board Launches Relief Efforts For Hurricane Katrina Victims

09/09/05 - Catholic students and staff responded with prayer intentions to those in need of assistance as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Balanced Budget In Place As Catholic Students Return To School

09/08/05 - As students return to school, they can rest assured that the books are balanced and that resources are in place to meet their learning needs.

"Cool" Labs A Welcome Addition For Catholic Students

09/02/05 - Catholic students were given a warm welcome into their school community, and a cool greeting in their computer labs.

Grade Nine Orientation at O'Gorman High School

09/01/05 - "Welcome To O'Gorman - Welcome To Success" is the message shared by Principal John D'Alessandri at the Gr. 9 Orientation Session.

Aileen Wright English Catholic School Welcomes New Principal

08/23/05 - Renee Closs has been appointed as principal of Aileen Wright English Catholic School in Cochrane for the 2005-06 school year.

New Leadership In Place For The St. Joseph School Community

08/05/05 - The NCDSB is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Roslyn Gauthier as principal of St. Joseph School, effective September 2005.

2004-2005 School Year

New Gymnasium Approved at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School

06/25/05 - The Board is excited to announce the construction of a new modern full-size gymnasium at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School.

Catholic Board and OECTA Reach Tentative Agreement

06/07/05 - A tenative aggreement with the Northeastern Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association has been reached.

Board Welcomes Funding For School Libraries

06/01/05 - NCDSB school libraries will feature new books and learning resources in September, thanks to a recent investment by the Ministry of Education.

O'Gorman High School Presents "Little Shop of Horrors"

05/10/05 - O'Gorman High School recently presented their musical production of "Little Shop of Horrors", a gleefully gruesome musical adaptation of a 1960's dark comedy/horror film.

Celebrating Catholic Education Week 2005

05/02/05 - Catholic Education Week was celebrated by the Northeastern Catholic District School Board during the week of May 1-6.

Catholic Trustee Colleen Landers To Receive National Award

04/19/05 - Chair of the Board Colleen Landers has been selected to receive a nation al award of merit from the Canadian Standards Association.

Principal Transfers and Appointments Are Announced

04/05/05 - NCDSB is pleased to announce principal transfers and appointments for 2005-2006 school year.

Holy Week: A Time of Spiritual Reflection For Catholic Students

03/24/05 - Students and staff of the NCDSB have been celebrating their faith through various Holy Week activites as part of the Easter season.

Grade 4 & 5 Teachers Gain 'Expert'ise In Literacy and Math

03/23/05 - Grade 4 & 5 teachers gathered for two days to familiarize themselves with the Expert Panel Reports released by the Ministry of Education.

OECTA Qualified Occasional Teachers Reach Tentative Agreement

03/21/05 - NCDSB and the Northeastern Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association representing qualified occasional teachers reached a tentative agreement.

Students of O'Gorman High School Are Climbing Steps To Success

03/11/05 - A new door has opened for high school students who have struggled to succeed in a traditional school environment with the Steps To Success program.

Lisa Yee Appointed Vice-Principal of O'Gorman High School

02/21/05 - NCDSB is pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Yee to the position of vice-principal of O'Gorman High School.

O'Gorman Students Have Rare Opportunity To Stock Their Classroom Library

02/16/05 - Students at O'Gorman High School had an opportunity to help design their course, which included an educational field trip to Coles The Book People.

Former NHL Player Larry Hillman Star of Holy Family School Career Day

02/15/05 - Holy Family School in Englehart hosted a Career Day on February 15th, with several guest speakers, including former NHL player and coach Larry Hillman.

Students and Staff Launch Fundraising Campaign For Tsunami Relief Efforts

01/07/05 - A system-wide fundraising campaign to assist in the relief effort in South Asia has been initiated with each school community being encouraged to participate.

Love of Children and Professional Attitude Are Key To Success

12/18/04 - Director of Education Paul Toffanello is happy to present his first Director's Annual Report which outlines the Board's successes over the past year.

Tri-Board Transportation Consortium In The Works

12/01/04 - The CSDNE, DSBONE, and NCDSB are taking the first steps towards a Transportation Consortium which will oversee student busing for the three boards.

NCDSB Launches 2nd Annual Writing Contest

11/27/04 - On your mark, get set, write! That is the message being sent to students as they are invited to participate in NCDSB's 2nd Annual Writing Contest.

Collective Agreement is Ratified With OECTA Teachers Bargaining Unit

11/27/04 - NCDSB and the Northeastern Unit of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement.

OICS Students Campaign Against Sexual Exploitation of Children

11/19/04 - Students at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School have launched a chapter of "Free The Children" to raise awareness about child labour and sexual exploitation.

Sacred Heart School Launches Technological & Family Studies Programs

11/15/04 - Grade 7 & 8 students at Sacred Heart School in Kirkland Lake are honing new skills this year thanks to a sizeable Board investment in their school.

O'Gorman Students Access State-of-The-Art Patient Simulator

11/04/04 - A group of grade 12 students from OHS had the opportunity to experience first hand the pressures and challenges of critical care in an air ambulance.

NCDSB Hosts Northern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Cooperative

11/04/04 - Principals from as far as North Bay and Moosonee met with their peers from other English Catholic School Boards for a conference on leadership and the law.

Unearthing The Roots of Catholic Education

10/30/04 - The NCDSB is proud to announce the public release of Tracing Our Roots: A Historical Overview of the Northeastern Catholic District School Board.

Helping Students Share Their Passion For Reading

10/28/04 - A group of grade 3 students from Sacred Heart School in Timmins have launched a new book club with the support of Coles The Book People store.

Teachers Inspired To Become 'Merchants of Hope'

10/04/04 - Teachers from NCDSB and DSBONE were inspired to become "Merchant of Hope" by renowned speaker Dr. Crystal Kuykendall.

Martin Drainville Sworn In As Catholic Board Trustee

09/28/04 - Martin Drainville was appointed as trustee for the region of Haileybury, New Liskeard, Cobalt, Coleman, Temagami, Latchford and surrounding areas.

New Teachers At Catholic Board Receive Faith Orientation

09/20/04 - Twenty-eight teachers gathered at Sacred Heart Church to take part in training that will facilitate their integration as Catholic educators.

'Math Motivator' John Mighton Presents At Summer Institutes

08/31/04 - Renowned mathematician John Mighton presented his Junior Undiscovered Mathematical Prodigies (JUMP) approach at the Summer Institutes.

Catholic Schools To Welcome Students With Great Expectations

08/26/04 - With two weeks remaining before school starts, finishing touches are being put on summer projects and learning sessions for principals and teachers.

2003-2004 School Year

Toffanello Assumes Directorship of NCDSB

07/27/04 - Superintendent of Education Paul Toffanello has recently been appointed to position of Director of Education for the NCDSB.

Trustee Charlie Angus Resigns To Pursue Career as MP

07/22/04 - Catholic Board Trustee Charlie Angus was elected to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay in last month's federal election.

NCDSB and CSCDGR Reach Agreement For Kirkland Lake

07/21/04 - An agreement has been reached with the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières regarding the exchange of parcels of land in Kirkland Lake.

Rural Education Strategy For 2003-2004 School Year

06/29/04 - The Northeastern Catholic District School Board was allocated new funding for the Ministry's Rural Education Strategy intiative.

Director of Education Larry Yaguchi Announces Retirement

05/13/04 - Effective April 30, 2005, Director of Education Larry Yaguchi will retire from a 32 year career devoted to the education of youth.

Chang Places First In Public Speaking Competition

03/12/04 - Victoria Chang, a Grade 8 student at O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School, placed first in the zone final Public Speaking Competition.

Cochrane Hosts Fun Curling Day

03/03/04 - A day of fun was had for those participating in the First Annual NCDSB Fun Curling Day that took place in Cochrane on February 21, 2004.

Inaugural Board Meeting Held For New Term

12/15/03 - The Northeastern Catholic District School Board's Inaugual Board Meeting took place on Saturday, December 13, 2003.

O'Gorman High School Knights Launch New Website

11/24/03 - O'Gorman High School has added a new section to their website highlighting their basketball teams and upcoming tournaments.

New Board Trustees Are Welcomed

11/11/03 - The results from the Trustee elections during the municipal election have been announced for the Northeastern Catholic District School Board.

St. Jerome School Welcomes Early Reading Strategy Funding

09/22/03 - The Ministry of Education has selected St. Jerome School in Kirkland Lake to receive additional assistance through the Ontario Early Reading Strategy.

O'Gorman Intermediate Drops Everything and Reads

09/12/03 - O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School is stressing the importance of reading to both students and teacher with their Drop Everything and Read program.