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Notre Dame students win Cardboard Boat Race

A talented team of students from Notre Dame High School took home first prize in the Ottawa region at Skills Ontario's annual Cardboard Boat Race in December. The event is an opportunity for students to use teamwork, creativity, and problem solving in a fun and competitive environment. In teams of four, students have two hours to build the fastest and strongest boat they can, using a limited amount of cardboard and duct tape. Their boats are then tested to see how fast they complete a race, and how much weight they can hold.

Notre Dame's team of Jackson, Ethan, Jason, and Ralf worked together beautifully to construct their prize-winning boat. It finished the race in 21.5 seconds and successfully held 772 pounds. With their first-place finish (out of 28 teams), they have qualified for provincials in March. Good luck!

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OCSB Runs for the Troops!

Last weekend, approximately 100 OCSB students took part in the annual Canada Army Run! Each student ran for a soldier who died at the battle of Vimy Ridge. They have been raising money to offset the costs of a trip to Vimy next April, but they also managed to raise over $5000 for the Support our Troops charity! Many of the OCSB students and staff involved attended a ceremony last Friday to present the cheque to a military representative. Students from Notre Dame, Lester B. Pearson, St. Mark, St. Joseph, St. Pius X, Mother Teresa, St. Patrick's, St. Francis Xavier, All Saints, St. Matthew, and St. Paul high schools will be attending the trip to Vimy.

Behind the cheque, from the left to right: St. Mark High School teacher and Vimy trip coordinator Julian Hall; OCSB Director of Education Denise Andre; Canada Army Run Race Director Major Gus Garant.
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Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights March 22, 2016

​​​The Boardroom Spotlight provides a summary of what took place at each Board meeting. This issue covers the following topics:

  • NDHS students win Provincial Cardboard Boat Race Championships
  • e-Learning at the OCSB
  • Student Success: Indicators and Credit Recovery, Semester 1, 2015-2016 Highlights & Graduation Rate
  • Student Voice at the OCSB
  • 2016-2017 Budget Process and Guidelines

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Notre Dame receives accepting schools award

Photo of Notre Dame staff, from left to right: Leisa Villeneuve - VP, Oriana Laderoute - Student Services Head, Kate Fournier-McGarrity - Teacher, Mary Thornton - Social Worker, Bonnie Campbell - Principal, Louise Ogilvie - Teacher, Catherine Young - Pathways to Education, Billy Russell - Dovercourt Community Centre
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