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St. David Catholic School Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with a School Wide Fun Day!

06/21/2013 - St. David Catholic School, located in the Donovan / Floor Mill area of the city celebrated National Aboriginal Day with a school wide fun day. Caroline Mansourian, the school's grade 7 teacher and her grade 7 class planned and organized fun educational events for all junior kindergarten - grade 8 students. The day started with the playing of O Canada in Ojibwe and then the Ojibwe morning prayer. Events included face painting, water events and co-operative games stressing team work and leadership building skills.  Read more...


St.David Catholic Elementary School's Summer Safe Day

06/17/2013 - St.David Catholic Elementary School had its Summer Safety BBQ on Friday, June 14, 2013. This was put on by the Holy Trinity Men's Club and SOAR (Steelworkers Organization for Active Retirees). All the students were treated to hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and cake some of which was sponsored by Arctic Glacier (Lecoupe Ice), Dumas Independent Grocers and Sunbeam Meats. The students also got to visit with representatives from Gobbo Towing and The Greater City of Sudbury Fire Department, EMS and Police Services. Students learned about how to be safe this summer. SK students exclaimed, "This was the best day of our lives!" They had so much fun sitting in a police car, walking through an ambulance and seeing the inside of a fire truck. Some lucky students even got to operate parts of a tow truck!  Read more...


Butterfly Release at St. David Catholic Elementary School

06/14/2013 - The grade two class at St.David Catholic Elementary School raised Monarch butterflies in the their classroom this spring. They successfully nurtured the insects from chrysalis to butterflies over the past few weeks. On June 13th, 2013, Jennifer Babin-Fenske from EarthCare Sudbury came to join the class in releasing the butterflies. The grade two science teacher, Mrs.Shannon Meyer, stated "It was a great project that allowed us to review key science concepts and relate them to real life."  Read more...


An Egg-Citing Opportunity for Junior Kindergarten Students at St. David

06/04/2013 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School junior kindergarten classroom has been filled with anticipation and excitement over the last couple of weeks. Lindsay Michel, the school's junior kindergarten teacher, partnered with Matt Peredy of Willow Lane Farms in Hanmer, Ontario to hatch chickens in the classroom.  Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Police Week with Local Greater Sudbury Police Officers

05/31/2013 - This year National Police Week is celebrated across Canada from May 12-18. National Police Week allows police services from across Canada to answer the public's questions and develop proactive relationships. It allows the public an opportunity to "get to know" their local police officers. The Greater Sudbury Police planned many special community activities for this week and one of them was attending St. David Catholic School to have breakfast with the students. The police officers were able to take the time to answer student questions, discuss summer safety tips and eat a healthy, delicious breakfast together.  Read more...


St. David School Rocks!

05/13/2013 - Cold temperatures, rain, sleet and snow did not stop St. David's Roaring Runners from participating in Sunday's “Sudbury Rocks- Race, Run or Walk for Diabetes”. St. David Catholic School students have been training for the past couple of months for this race. Through their after school running club, they learned about healthy food choices, how to prepare healthy meals and snacks, the importance of daily physical activities to a healthy lifestyle and how to pace yourself when running in a race. They learned about diabetes and raised money for the charity at school. Local community volunteers ran with the students in the 1 km Sudbury Rocks Race because their teacher and coach, Terri Lynn Lepage, was herself running the half marathon.  Read more...


St. David Student Receives Surprise Gift

05/03/2013 - Christine Sola, local Sudbury business woman visited St. David Catholic Elementary School. Sola who is associated with the production of the movie “The Fighting Man” which is being filmed locally, dropped by the school to talk to students. During her visit, she gifted an autographed photo of Kim Coates, who is a Canadian actor who plays Tig Trager on the popular television show, Sons of Anarchy. St. David grade six student, Darrian Boucher, who is a big fan of the show, was the proud recipient of the autographed photo. When receiving the photo, Boucher replied, “Tig is one of my favourite characters on the series Sons of Anarchy!” Read more...


St. David School Hosts Healthy Food Summit

04/26/2013 - The students and staff at St. David Catholic Elementary School hosted a full day Healthy Foods Summit at the beginning of April. The day consisted of guest speakers from the community facilitating "hands-on healthy foods" workshops. All classes, JK - grade 8, had the opportunity to visit three healthy foods workshops during the day. The topics ranged from: healthy choices using culturally based foods, healthy choices with after school snacks, how to pack a healthy lunch, Eat Local, and healthy desert choices. The school also partnered with the Sudbury Health Unit and offered workshops in proper handwashing techniques and student led leadership workshops.  Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Earth Day!

04/24/2013 - On April 22, 2013 the students in Mrs. Cimino's grade 1 class participated in hands on educational Earth Day activities. During the activity centers, the students made Earth Day necklaces as a reminder to keep our earth clean and healthy. They read the book "The Lorax" and discussed what can happen if we do not take responsibility for the care of our planet. St. David Catholic Elementary School students participate in a school wide recycling program, composting program and vermi composting program.  Read more...


St. David School is now Idle Free

04/22/2013 - On Earth Day 2013, the students and staff of St. David Catholic School launched an "Idle-Free Campaign" in partnership with the Earth Care Sudbury. An idle free school is one where all non-moving vehicles on school property do not have their engines running. Parents waiting for their children will keep their engines off. Studies by Health Canada and community health departments show a direct, significant link between air pollution and respiratory health. When a vehicle is idling it releases more carbon dioxide than when it is moving.  Read more...


St. David School Green Team Prepare for Upcoming Earth Day

03/26/2013 - In preparation for Earth Day 2013, the grade 3 Dearness Conservation "Green Team" at St. David Catholic School spent the morning creating environmentally themed buttons with the help of Lesley Comyn Lippold of Lellyrella. Lesley Comyn Lippold is a local entrepreneur and environmental mentor to the St. David "Green Team".  Read more...


Franco Fun Day - A Tremendous Hit with St. David Students!

03/26/2013 - St. David Catholic Elementary School celebrated, along with the world, the Francophone culture, music, food and language on March 20, 2013. Franco Fun Day was a day filled with fun, educational cultural activities and interactive games. There were culturally themed prizes for rewarding student participation and a very special treat for all those who enjoy good food with a Franco cultural twist!  Read more...


St. David Roaring Runners Prepare for Spring Running Season

03/25/2013 - The St. David Catholic Elementary School Roaring Runners cooking club is anxiously awaiting the beginning of the spring running season. While they wait for the snow to melt they are learning more about fueling their bodies with healthy foods. As they wait for the seasons to change, the students participate in an after school cooking club. The students learn how to prepare a variety of healthy meals, learn about nutrition and enjoy the meals that they make together. This week students were hard at work making oatmeal muffin cups and banana French toast kabobs. Read more...


Celebrating Shrove Tuesday at St. David Catholic Elementary School

02/15/2013 - Kasa Soucy and Drew Noble helped stir up special pancake batters alongside teacher Caroline Mansourian's Grade 7 class, to celebrate Shrove Tuesday on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at St. David Catholic Elementary School. The students were all smiles as they served up stacks of pancakes in preparation for Lent. The students and their teacher cooked breakfast for all school staff, JK to grade 8 students and Aboriginal Best Start HUB clients and staff members.  Read more...


St. David Students Learn About the Lenten Season

02/14/2013 - During the Lenten season, students at St. David Catholic Elementary School will be participating in reflective activities and lessons about who they really are as growing Catholic citizens. The ashes serve as a reminder of actions they are sorry for and of the importance of making good choices. Father Brendan Doherty, from Christ the King Parish, conducted the celebration for the school and local community members. Father Brendan spoke about how Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent and that it is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Read more...


St. David Students Learn About the Lenten Season

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FULL DAY Kindergarten Information/Registration Night -TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

01/31/2013 - There will be an information/registration night TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for all parents interested in registering their child(ren) at one of the Sudbury Catholic elementary schools for FULL DAY Kindergarten beginning September, 2013. The information/registration night will start at 6:00 p.m. For more information about this event, please contact your local Catholic elementary school. For contact information about each school, go to http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/schools/schools.php, or contact the board office at (705)673-5620. Read more...


The Gift of Giving at St. David

12/20/2012 - This year, in the true spirit of Christmas, teacher Caroline Mansourian's Grade 7 students at St. David Catholic School dedicated themselves to purchasing gifts for young, needy children to be donated to “Salvation Army” in Sudbury. The students devoted their time and gifts to their class philanthropic project to compassionately serve their fellow Sudburians and learned much in the practice of generosity. “The students have come to value the importance of community service, and through this project of giving to those less fortunate than themselves, they have gained an understanding about providing positive support for one another and an elevated sense of human compassion,” explained Miss Mansourian. Read more...


S.C.D.S.B. Celebrates L.D.A.S. Teacher of the Year - Caroline Mansourian

11/22/2012 - On Tuesday, November 20, at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board monthly board meeting, St. David Catholic Elementary School teacher Caroline Mansourian was recognized by the Learning Disability Association of Sudbury as Educator of the Year. On hand to present the award was L.D.A.S. Chair Liz Brett-Dickie and Vice-Chair Giulia Langlois. According to Brett-Dickie, the L.D.A.S. selects outstanding educators who work day in and day out to release the power of students with learning disabilities. “This Teacher of the Year award recognizes an exceptional educator who consistently supports, encourages, and advocates for the success of students with learning disabilities.”  Read more...


Shoes, Shoes and more Shoes!

11/13/2012 - Box after box, bag after bag, over 1500 pairs of shoes lined the hallway ready to be sorted. As part of a social justice initiative last year, the students and staff at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board collected a multitude of shoes to donate to other students and people in need in the community. The “Sudbury Catholic Shoe-Drop” was an initiative that was launched in May of 2012 as part of Catholic Education Week and continued until the end of June.  Read more...


St. David School Participates in "Take Me Outside Day"

10/30/2012 - 'Take Me Outside Day' is a day to raise awareness about the importance of unplugging from daily technology and getting outside in nature. The "Take Me Outside" campaign was created by Colin Harris in 2011, after he spent nine months running from St. John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. Along the way, Colin Harris visited over 80 schools and spoke with students about the importance of spending more time outside rather than in front of a screen. Read more...


Cardinals Share Their 'Goodness' with the Sudbury Food Bank

10/22/2012 - The line ‘Teach me goodness’ is an integral part of the St. Charles College motto. This week, the students at the school learned about goodness and shared the fruits of their labour. The secondary school students, coupled with children in the feeder schools canvassed together for the largest school food drive in the city. The goal was to raise 60 000 cans for the Sudbury Food Bank and the Cardinals surpassed that goal with a new all-time total of 125 080 cans. This is the single biggest contribution in history to the Sudbury Food Bank.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Celebrates National Tree Day by Visiting Proposed New School Site

09/27/2012 - September 26, 2012 marks the third National Tree Day in Canada. National Tree Day is a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, reducing energy demand, wildlife habitat and connecting with nature. National Tree Day is the celebration of trees and forests in all neighbourhoods across Canada. As part of National Tree Day, the grade 3 and 4/5 classes from St. David Catholic School, in the Donovan, took their classrooms outdoors to visit the proposed site of their new school to observe trees in the area.  Read more...


"We Stand Up to Bullying at St. David Catholic School"

09/21/2012 - September 28 is  International STAND UP to Bullying Day.  To date more than 3100 schools and workplaces representing more than a million people have taken part in this celebration. St. David Catholic School celebrated STAND UP TO BULLYING day by asking all students and staff to wear pink.  School staff reinforced that bullying can be verbal, social, physical or can happen on the internet.  Students were reminded that if they witness any bullying in the school yard, it is important that they report it to their teacher or school staff immediately. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Welcomes the "Outdoor Classroom"

09/13/2012 - Staff and students at St. David Catholic Elementary School continue to embrace the outdoor classroom concept. Last June, the primary and junior grade teachers and their students planted tomatoes, cucumbers, purple beans, squash, lettuce & nasturtium flowers in large planters around the school yard. During the warm summer months, the Better Beginnings Better Futures summer program took care of the garden boxes by weeding and watering the vegetables. This September, St. David School students were able to harvest tomatoes, cucumbers and nasturtiums from the garden boxes. Read more...


St. David Participates in Police Week

05/15/2012 - Students at St. David Catholic School were very excited to have Constable Lapalme visit the school. The students were welcomed by Constable Lapalme first thing this morning in the school yard, he then assisted with the Breakfast Program and had the opportunity to speak with all students in the classrooms. Ms. Lepage, Gr.2/3 students were very thrilled to sit in the police cruiser, sound the siren and look at the radar and other devices in the vehicle. Police week runs from May 13-19 and is dedicated to increasing community awareness and recognition of policing services and strengthening partnerships between police and the community.  Read more...


St. David Running Club Takes Part in the Sudbury Rocks Walk, Run, Race For Diabetes

05/14/2012 - As part of their ongoing commitment to fitness, St. David students participated in the 1K Strong Kids Fun Run at the recent Sudbury Rocks Walk, Run, Race For Diabetes. During education week the students collected pledges and raised approximately $100 dollars. The running club has not only been running but have also been reading once a week with community volunteers and reflecting on their running in their running journals as a way to promote literacy and physical fitness. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Students Participate in a Water Walk

05/10/2012 - On Friday, May 4th, over 50 students from St James, St Benedict Catholic Secondary School, St Charles College and St David in collaboration with Atikameksheng Anishinawbek participated in a Water Walk. According to Anishinaabe tradtions women are responsible for the stewardship of water. Anishinaabe Grandmother, Josephine Mandamin reminds us of our responsibility through her actions of walking around the Great Lakes in bringing awareness and protection for the water. Sudbury holds their own Water Walk annually around Lake Ramsey. This Water Walk is to honour the water and to bring awareness to how critical it is to do our part in protecting it. Read more...


Community Clean Up at St. David Catholic Elementary School

05/07/2012 - On Friday, May 4, St. David Catholic Elementary students from grades 2-8 participated in the Donovan Elm West Community Clean Up while JK-1 students did their part by cleaning up litter in the school yard. Students did a wonderful job of demonstrating that they really can change the world with their own two hands. This was one of many activities that students participated in as part of the SCDSB Dearness Conservation initiative. Read more...


Dog-Bite Prevention at St. David Catholic Elementary School

04/23/2012 - Sudbury District Kennel Club's Bite Prevention Program and St. David Catholic School worked in partnership to teach students about fear biting and aggressive biting dogs. The grade 2/3 and 4/5 classes learned how to approach a dog, what to do if they are being chased by a dog, and how to protect themselves if they are ever attacked by a dog. This presentation is highly recommended to all teachers and students. Read more...


Checkmate! - St. David Hosts Junior Chess Tournament

04/20/2012 - On Saturday, April 14th, St. David School hosted the 2012 Junior Chess Tournament. This event brought players, coaches, and families together from all corners of the city. After an intense round-robin, the results of the tournament were as follows: 1st Place: St. Theresa 2nd Place: St. Paul 3rd Place: St. David Read more...


Celebration of Earth Day at St. David Catholic Elementary School

04/20/2012 - Jamayla Czaja from the grade 2/3 green team work with community volunteers from the Donovan Elm West Community Action Network to plant seedling for the Victory Park Garden. This is the second year that St. David's students participate in this program. In celebration of Earth Day, St. David's will be planting seeds for their school garden that they will share with Better Beginnings Better Futures and Aboriginal Best Start Hub.  Read more...


Learning About the Titanic at St. David

04/16/2012 - The Grade 4/5 class at St. David Catholic School recently participated in a day long tribute to the RMS Titanic. The students plotted the journey of the maiden voyage on maps, learned about sending messages through Morse code, and collaboratively worked on creating a model of the grand ship. Their teacher, Jennifer Gran said," marking the 100th anniversary of the fateful voyage was an opportunity for the students to learn more about the science and history of the "unsinkable" Titanic." Read more...


Lights Out for Earth Hour at St. David

04/11/2012 - St. David Dragon Amelia Carter-Jenveau "Turns The Lights Off At Lunch" in an effort to save energy as part of Earth Hour.  The Dragons have been working hard to save energy, water and reduce waste through many school wide initiatives including a school wide composting program, waste audits, lights off at lunch, and recycling activities.  Read more...


St. David Students Take Part in 2012 Roots and Shoots Conference

04/10/2012 - As a part of a Teacher Learning and Leadership project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, teachers Jennifer Gran, Leann Laframboise and Christina Kilby have been leading an exciting project. Students from Grade 4/5 and Grade 8 at St. David school have been learning about technology, stewardship and engaging in environmental education in a hands on way. They have been taking their learning outside. On Monday March 26, 2012, student ambassadors from the project had the privilege of presenting at the Roots and Shoots conference at Science North. Read more...


Partners Sign Community Threat Assessment Protocol

04/04/2012 - Representatives of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, area school boards and local agencies signed a Community Threat Assessment Protocol on March 27, 2012, pledging to work together to ensure schools remain safe for students and staff. The Community Threat Assessment Protocol is a collaborative response to student behaviour that may pose a risk to other students, staff and members of the community. Under the initiative, school boards, police and community partners will share information, advice and support. Plans will be developed to minimize risk.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Parent Involvement Leads to Greater Student Success and Well Being

02/27/2012 - St. David Catholic School works diligently to involve parents and the community in the education of our youth. The school recognizes that student achievement increases when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that "good schools become even better schools when parents and community members become involved". The grade 5/6 class at St. David worked with the staff at the Killarney Outdoor Education Center and with school parents and local Aboriginal Elders to allow the students to experience real life learning. Parents, community members, students and staff learned about traditional Aboriginal hunting and fishing practices, scientific states of matter and the food chain and it's relationship to biodiversity -- then they spent a day ice fishing. Although no actual fish were caught, parents were actively engaged in supporting their children's success at school.  Read more...


St. David Catholic School Welcomes the Magic of "The Amazing Rene"

02/22/2012 - St. David Catholic School proudly welcomed the magic of "The Amazing Rene" aka Rene Lacourciere. The Amazing Rene captivated the attention of the students of St. David School with his unique style of slight of hand magic.  Read more...


Students at St. David School Welcome Messages of Anti-Bullying and Restorative Justice

02/07/2012 - Chad Solomon, local artist and author of the graphic novel series, "Rabbit and Bear Paws" presented a series of interactive workshops to the students of St. David School. The sessions were based in restorative justice and advocating for a bully free school environment. Chad Solomon is a member of the Henvey Inlet, First Nation. His grandfather Art Solomon, was a traditional healer and justice activist. Mr. Solomon told stories of his grandfather to the students, always with the hint of laughter and his life lessons learned. Read more...


St. David School Successfully Collaborates as a Interdisciplinary Team

01/19/2012 - St. David School staff collaboratively works as a team with support from school board personal, Jennifer Connelly, assistive technology teacher, on using assistive technology to support student achievement. The school teachers, principal, educational assistants, secretary and child and youth worker all attended an in-service on a new exciting computer program called Word Q. Word Q helps students develop confidence, improve productivity, increase self-esteem and foster a spirit of inclusion. The program assists by predicting words and providing speech feedback that allows students to hear their mistakes. "I appreciate its simplicity", said Nancy Costanzi, resource teacher at St. David Catholic School and new WordQ expert. Read more...


St. David School and Better "B" Kids After School Program Make Composting a Regular Part of Their Day

01/19/2012 - St. David Catholic School students not only compost during their school day, but also continue the green initiative at the Better Beginnings After School Program. Originally, this composting initiative started in September 2010 by a small group of students and their teacher at St. David. Today, the students, staff and community members all work together to make composting a daily part of the school day.  Read more...


St. David Enjoys "The Adventures of Sparky the Traveling Fire Dog"

12/09/2011 - Mitch Theriault, Public Safety Officer with the Greater Sudbury Fire Services visited St. David Catholic School to launch the pilot of a new fire prevention program called "The Adventures of Sparky the Traveling Fire Dog".  The program is geared to grade 1 classes. The students have the opportunity to take a stuffed animal, a talking Sparky doll home for one week. During this week, the children are asked to complete a fire safety checklist with their parents and add a page to Sparky's journal that outlines his adventures in the homes of different families.  Read more...


St. David School Creatively Encourages Parent Engagement

11/30/2011 - St. David Catholic School teachers, Terri Lynn Lepage and Eleanor Anderson, volunteer their after school time coordinating the "Roaring Runners Club" two days a week. "The school running club promotes the development healthy habits. and are trying to be innovative, engaging, and most importantly provide our students the opportunity for daily exercise. Read more...


St. David JK Students Experience Unique Learning Opportunity

05/03/2011 - As part of the Math, Science, Language and Religious Education curriculum, the Junior Kindergarten students at St. David Catholic School got the unique experience of hatching their own chickens. Students learned about egg development and growth, watched videos, read stories, sang songs and made crafts all related to the chicks. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Supports the Gift of Life

05/02/2011 - During National Organ Donation Week, staff at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board showed their support by purchasing t-shirts with the logo - Life Life then Give Life. The t-shirts are available for $10 at all of the Board's four secondary schools and are being sold to raise awareness about the importance of the Gift of Life. Read more...


St. David Catholic School works with the Community to Celebrate David Suzuki's Birthday

03/31/2011 - The staff and students at St. David Catholic School have been working all year to enhance and support the School Board's Dearness Conservation Environmental Challenge. The school's "green" initiatives started as a project led by grade 3/4 teacher Terri Lynn Lepage. Lepage stated that, "I started the school conservation project because I live my life within the principles that we all have a responsibility to care for the earth and care for the next generation who will inherit the earth.  Read more...


VIVA ITALIA at St. David’s !

03/27/2011 - Students from St. David’s Catholic Elementary School joined together on Friday, March 25 to celebrate their community’s cultural diversity by holding their first Italian Day. To begin the day, students listened to “Canto Degli Italiani” which is the national anthem of Italy. Festivities that followed included mask making, a parade and a tarantella dance competition, in honour of Italy’s annual Carnevale. Read more...


Community Inspired by Equity Advocate

03/27/2011 - On Thursday, March 24, staff from both the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and the Rainbow District School Board were given the opportunity to attend a workshop with Chris D’Souza on Building Inclusive Schools and Communities. Approximately 300 teachers, administrators, Education Assistants and community members attended the presentation at the Holiday Inn to listen to D’Souza’s important message about the eradication of discrimination in our communities.  Read more...


Community Partnership Benefits Students at St. David School

02/15/2011 - N.O.A.H. (New Opportunities and Hope), a committee made up of citizens who reside in the Flour Mill and Donavan areas of the city and the Greater Sudbury Police Service Neighbourhood Policing Unit worked in a pro-active capacity to host a fun filled day on the ice for over 100 pre teens and families. The purpose of the "winter safety" event was to provide an opportunity for youth who are from the Flour Mill and Donovan areas of Greater Sudbury to participate in a planned snowmobile ride and to participate in a variety of winter safety workshops. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Enhances Social Media Presence with Launch of Facebook Page

02/15/2011 - As a follow up to the launch of Board’s Social Media initiative, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board is extremely excited to announce that it has launched the Sudbury Catholic Facebook Page. As with the Board’s other social media initiatives, Facebook will be used to celebrate new programming initiatives, school events, upcoming events as well as a means to disseminate any urgent or otherwise important information out to parents, guardians, students and other stakeholders. Read more...


St. David School Community Celebrates outgoing Mayor's Contributions to Local Youth

11/29/2010 - Outgoing Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez was honored by local school community in the Donovan area. Rodriguez visited St. David Catholic School during one of their HOUSE activity days. It was during this school assembly that Rodriguez was presented with a school sweatshirt signed by every child, teacher and staff member in the school to thank him for his many hours of dedication to the community, both as the mayor of the city of Sudbury and as the past vice principal of the school.  Read more...


St. Joseph welcomes sister school St. David in Non-Fiction Literacy

11/01/2010 - The students of St. David (in Sudbury's Donovan Area) and St. Joseph (Killarney) gathered together this October to develop a sense of community. Both schools share a Principal, Dawn Wemigwans, but much of their daily school lives are worlds apart. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Partners with Aboriginal Best Start Hub to Celebrate Community

10/21/2010 - St. David Catholic School and Better Beginnings, Better Futures Aboriginal Best Start Hub proudly partnered Wednesday evening to welcome their community for a free community dinner and celebration. Families gathered for corn soup and bannock as well as fruit and homemade desserts. School Board personnel and Best Start Hub employees worked together to teach all family members how to make a rattle craft. Read more...


St. David Holds Welcome to Kindergarten Event

05/25/2010 - New registrant Bella and her mother learned all about letters and numbers at St. David Catholic School's annual Welcome to Kindergarten event. Parents and the future St. David's graduating class of 2019 had the opportunity to take a school bus ride, read books together, make a craft and practice writing their names during this introduction to a day in the life of a JK student.  Read more...


Pilot Apple Technology Project Huge Success for St. David's Grade Fives

02/22/2010 - The Grade 5 students were so excited they could hardly sit still as their St. David teacher Jennifer Gran asked them to open their macbooks and turn on their ipods. Gran along with Leann Laframboise, one of the Sudbury Catholic Technology Integration Mentor Teachers had put together a proposal and submitted it to Apple Canada with the hopes that the Grade 5 class would be selected to pilot a technology project. Read more...


St. David Catholic Elementary School Celebrates Family Literacy Day with Community

02/01/2010 - Students at St. David Catholic Elementary School celebrated Family LIteracy Day on January 27 with visits from many different special guests. Local celebrities and community partners joined the different classes and read together to celebrate the joy of reading.  Read more...


St. David Catholic Elementary School Students Creating Cultural Crafts

01/22/2010 - Students in the Native Studies class as St. David Catholic Elementary School have been working very hard the last few days creating sage pouches with their teacher Mrs. Hardwick.  Read more...


Sudbury Regional Police Supports St. David's

12/21/2009 - The Greater Sudbury Police Services Admin. Chief, Deputy Chief and Inspectors went to St. David's recently to spread the gift of the Love of Reading with the students and staff of St. David Catholic Elementary School.  Read more...


A Sharing of Culture and Support for St. Joseph and St. David

12/17/2009 - Students from St. Joseph and St. David's Catholic Elementary Schools joined together for the day at St. David's schools to build links between the two communities. The students' teachers, Irene Dembek from St. Joseph and Christina Kilby from St. David's brought their classes together as part of their multi-school project to build knowledge and understanding of the history and traditions found in Aboriginal culture.  Read more...


Chapters & Coles and the Greater Sudbury Police Service “ADOPT” St. David Catholic School

11/09/2009 - Chapters, Coles and the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation along with the Greater Sudbury Police Service launched a two-week fundraising drive in October to help transform the library at St. David Catholic School. All funds raised at Chapters through in-store donations were directed to St. David Catholic School. The Indigo Love of Reading Foundation was established in 2004 to address Canada’s literacy crisis and help give Canadian Schools in severe need access to new books and education resources. Since its inception, the Foundation has made a total contribution of more than $7.5 million to more than 70 schools nationally. Read more...


St. David School Celebrates Safe Neighourhoods

09/14/2009 - Verna Hardwick, Native Language Teacher and her Grade 5 to 8 Native Language students joined local Aboriginal Artist, Will Morin, Ward 5 Councilor, Jocelyne Landry-Altman and local community members for the grand unveiling of a 15-foot sculpture made of recycled playground rockets. Read more...


Awarding Winning Best Selling Canadian Métis Author David Bouchard to Address Students on the Importance of Reading

11/19/2008 - On Thursday, November 27, 2008 award winning best-selling Canadian Métis author David Bouchard will be speaking to Sudbury Catholic Schools’ students about the importance of literacy for life long success.  Read more...


Minister of Education Visits St. David Catholic School to Announce Increased Support for Aboriginal Students

09/23/2008 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to have three Cabinet Ministers in the McGuinty government visit St. David Catholic School on September 9, 2008. Minister of Education, Kathleen Wynne along with Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Michael Bryant and Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Rick Bartolucci were in the City of Greater Sudbury to meet the students and teachers at St. David Catholic School and to make a very special funding announcement in support of the Board's Aboriginal students. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Celebrates Aboriginal Culture and Heritage by Forming a Human Medicine Wheel

05/08/2008 - Students and teachers at St. David Catholic School in the Flour Mill area, celebrated Earth Day by creating a human Medicine Wheel to recognize the interconnectedness of all life on this planet. Read more...


Sudbury Wolves Visit St. David Catholic School

02/08/2008 - The grade four class was treated to a visit from Sudbury Wolves players Stevan Manojlovic and Brandon Greenside. Read more...


Mayor John Rodriguez Commissions St. David Catholic School Yard

06/04/2007 - Students, parents, teachers and staff at St. David Catholic School could hardly contain their excitement as they waited for Mayor John Rodriguez to cut the ribbon that would officially announce the opening of their brand-new play ground and school yard recently. In June 2006, St. David Catholic School was proclaimed the winner of the 'Ugliest School Yard Contest' and over the course of the last 12 months, the students, parents and staff at the school have worked alongside local suppliers and representatives from the Sudbury business community to re-green their playground. Read more...


St. David Students Create Ukrainian Easter Eggs

04/05/2007 - Grade 8 students at St. David School began Holy Week by creating Ukrainian Easter eggs to reflect on their faith and to welcome a new classmate from the Ukraine. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Takes Home the Gold in the SCC Basketball Tournament

02/27/2007 - On Saturday, February 24, 2007 the St. David "A" team captured the Gold medal at the SCC Grade 5/6 Co-Ed Basketball tournament. For the second year in a row, the St. David's team have gone undefeated in the round-robin to go on to win the tournament. Read more...


St. David Students Spread Valentine Cheer on 100th Day of School

02/07/2007 - Grade 1 students at St. David Catholic School will be making 100 Valentines today to be given to the residents at Pioneer Manor. The class project celebrates the 100th day at school and brings some cheer to the residents as they have not been able to have visitors due to the flu outbreak. Read more...


St. James, St. David Students Make Appearance at MCTV Christmas Telethon

11/30/2006 - Mrs. V. Hardwick's Native Language students of St. James and St. David hand drummed and sang at the Christmas Telethon on December 2, 2006. The telethon was broadcast on MCTV from 2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Read more...


Olympic Athlete Visits St. James, St. David Catholic Schools

07/04/2006 - The St. James Catholic School Drummers welcomed guest speaker Sharon Firth in traditional native fashion with an Honour Song at the school prior to her presentation to the student body. Sharon was a member of Canada's national cross-country ski team for an unprecedented 17 consecutive years, competing on the World Cup circuit and in four winter Olympic Games. In her presentation at both St. James and St. David Catholic Schools Ms. Firth delivered a powerful message to all students. She inspires all students to believe in their dreams and work hard to achieve them. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Wins Schoolyard Makeover Contest

06/06/2006 - St. David Catholic School is the winner of this year's annual 'Ugliest Schoolyard Contest'. The innovative contest reinforces and supports local efforts to provide shade for children in school yards through planting trees and shrubs, thereby reducing the strength of the sun's rays. Read more...


St. David Catholic School Holds Walkathon

05/23/2006 - St. David Catholic School will be holding a Walkathon fundraiser at the school, 350 Jean Street on Friday, May 26, 2006 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All students in the school will be participating in the Walkathon which will consist of a walk around the St. David community neighbourhood. Read more...


St. David Student Wins Knights of Columbus Free Throw Basketball Competition

04/18/2006 - Brandon Dockery, a Gr. 8 student at St. David Catholic School, was the recent winner of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. Way to go Brandon! Read more...


St. David Student Selected to Attend Leadership Conference

04/18/2006 - Bradley Bebamikawe, a Gr. 4 student at St. David Catholic School, was recently selected to attend the Tim Horton's Youth Leadership Conference in Parry Sound for 2 days. The conference is a 2 day experience to learn think express and practice leadership sponsored by Tim Hortons and is a Social Inclusion Initiative of the Social Planning Council of Sudbury. Congratulations Bradley! Read more...


Children’s Lectionary Book Returns To St. David School In Annual Procession

10/01/2003 - St. David Catholic elementary school in co-operation with the Holy Trinity Catholic Church held a special mass followed by a procession of students, staff and parents to help celebrate the Children’s Lectionary’s Book return to the school. A Liturgy Committee was established at the school consisting of parents, teachers, staff and Paul Labelle, Permanent Deacon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The main purpose of the Liturgy Committee is to enhance the liturgical celebrations in the school and to develop a closer connection with the Church. Read more...


Sister Pat Carter Visits St. David School

02/07/2003 - Sister Patricia Carter visited the Grade 6 class at St. David School recently, challenging the students to become people of prayer and service. For the past five years, Sister Pat Carter has been visiting Grade 6 classes in the three dioceses of Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins. Throughout the presentations Sister Pat speaks to the students about the vocations of single life, married life, religious life and priesthood.  Read more...





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