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Our schools are filled with inspiring students and staff that are making a positive impact on the world around them. These stories highlight some of the wonderful things that are happening in Ottawa Catholic schools every day. If you have a story you would like to share, Tweet the link to us @OttCatholicSB or send us an email at connect@ocsb.ca
May
30

2016 OCSB EduGala winners

11 outstanding educators from the Ottawa Catholic School Board were recently named finalists for Capital Educator Awards. On May 20th, two of our OCSB finalists Claudio Micomonaco (left) and Jane O'Regan (right), were honoured as winners at the 15th annual EduGala held at Algonquin College. Hosted by the Ottawa Network for Education, the annual event honours educators from around the Ottawa region who demonstrate teaching excellence and instil a passion for learning in their students. Congratulations!


To see biographies and pictures of all nominees, please check out the Facebook album.


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May
26

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights May 24, 2016

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

  • STUDENT PROFILE: St. Mark Students Receive CHEO "Healthy Kids" Award
  • Official Naming of St. Benedict Catholic School
  • Top Performing Energy Management School Board in Ontario
  • Additional Principal and Vice-Principal Appointments​
  • High school International Excursions​
  • Preliminary Budget Information for 2016-2017​
  • Boardroom Briefs​
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May
17

St. Patrick High School awarded for Exceptional and Collaborative Mathematics Teaching

The St. Patrick's Math Department won this year's Secondary School Department Award for Exceptional and Collaborative Mathematics Teaching. The award was given by Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME). According to OAME, the department received the award for their, "Innovative and creative uses of modern technologies, to day-to-day professional learning and dialogue, to the strong support you have for each other as well as that afforded by all the stakeholders in your program."

Letters of support were provided by students who attest to the math departments remarkable efforts. Students said they are well prepared for post-secondary education and that they use what they learned in high school in their post-secondary courses and every-day life. Students expressed their gratitude and asserted that the St. Patrick's math department has helped them in more ways than they can count.

St. Patrick High School is very proud of the dedication and caring teachers demonstrate on a daily basis. They personify the three words in "professional learning community" as they challenge each other daily to understand and meet the learning needs of their students. 

St. Patrick High School Math Department L to R Isabel Petien, Caitlin Tomka, Phil Herby, Carrie Stewart (Department Head), Mike Brinkworth, Anne Marie Steneker and Carling Sinclair.

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May
13

Spotlight: Board Meeting Highlights May 10, 2016

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

  • Teacher Learning and Leadership Program (TLLP)  
  • Proposed Spiritual Theme for 2016-2018
  • Board Priorities 2016-2017
  • Standard & Poor's 2016 Rating Report​
  • Preliminary Budget Information for 2016-2017​
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May
10

Capping off #CathEdWeek with dance & song!

Students from all over the Ottawa Catholic School Board displayed their talents on stage for #CathEdWeek 2016!

Last week's Catholic Education Week was jam-packed with activities and events at all of our schools throughout the city. Two board-wide events that featured the vibrant talent of our students include the dance showcase and our annual choral celebration.

The theme for this year's dance showcases was "Dance Around the World" and stretched over three days at three of our high schools. The showcases featured some phenomenal performances from OCSB dance enthusiasts of all ages. Have you had a chance to see the Star Wars dance clip by St. Cecilia we posted on our Facebook page?

To wrap the whole week up in song, we closed off #CathEdWeek in the Notre Dame High School auditorium with our annual choral celebration featuring beautiful singing presentations from our very talented school choirs. This year the choirs did something fun and switched things around! Instead of the parents sitting in the audience and the choirs singing on the stage for the big finale, all of the students stayed in their seats and the parents watched from the stage!

See more photos from these events in our Facebook album.

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