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Anti-bullying Awareness Week November 18-24
11/19/2018
It's Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week! Between November 18-24, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic schools will be taking part in a variety of ways.
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School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
10/24/2018
Thursday, October 24 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Day!
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Treaties Recognition Week
Treaties Recognition Week
10/18/2018
November 4-10 is Treaties Recognition Week. Schools across NPSC are celebrating in some very special ways.
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Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day
10/11/2018
Schools across Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board celebrated Orange Shirt Day this past September.
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Ontario Dress Purple Day
Ontario Dress Purple Day October 24
10/09/2018
Every October Children’s Aid Societies across the province raise awareness about the right of children and youth to safety and well-being in all spaces, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. Join us on October 24 as we raise awareness about this important initiative.
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National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
10/02/2018
October 2 is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day. Please join us in extending a big thank you to our team at NPSC, for all of their hard work!
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World Teacher's Day
World Teacher's Day
10/01/2018
October 5 is World Teachers' Day! Join us as we celebrate all of our wonderful education staff. Thank you for continuing to go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students!
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Child Worker/Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
Child Worker/Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
10/01/2018
October 16 is Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day! Please join us as we take a moment to recognize the education, skills, commitment, and dedication of Early Childhood Educators and all child care staff in our schools. Thank you for all of the work that you do!
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National Principal's Month!
National Principal's Month!
10/01/2018
October is National Principals Month.
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Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day September 30
09/24/2018
This year Orange Shirt Day will take place Sunday, September 30
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Rowans Law Day September 26
09/20/2018
In March of 2018, the Ontario government passed Rowan’s Law and the first Rowan’s Law Day is September 26, 2018.
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SJSH Hosts Annual Food Drive
SJSH Hosts Annual Food Drive
09/12/2018
St. Joseph-Scollard Hall (SJSH) will be holding its annual Fall Food Drive on Thursday, September 26 from 5pm until 8pm.
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Fall Activities at the North Bay Public Library
08/30/2018
There are many great events happening this fall at the North Bay Public Library.
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Registration Information
Registration Information
08/14/2018
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board schools are now open for registration.
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Student Transportation
Student Transportation
08/13/2018
Due to the dynamic nature of student transportation, school transportation routes may change from year to year, including route numbers, stop locations and times of service. Parents/guardians are responsible for verifying your child's information is up to date and accurate.
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Senior Kindergarten Starting September 6, 2018
07/25/2018
A note to all parents and guardians of Senior Kindergarten students. This year, all Senior Kindergarten students will begin school on Thursday, September 6, 2018. This is a change from our previous practice of Senior Kindergarten students beginning on the first Monday of the second week in September. Transportation arrangements will continue to be available as per our past practice and will begin on the new start date of September 6, 2018.
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Don't Miss Chicago, July 19-21
07/12/2018
Don't miss out on this year's amazing Summer Challenge production, Chicago!
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Transportation Reminder: Updating Information
06/26/2018
Avoid the September rush! Are you moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year? Now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year. For details, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services at 705-472-8840 or by visiting www.npssts.ca.
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NPSC Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day
06/26/2018
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day with a variety of activities in schools across our district. Our Lady of Sorrows hosted a day of learning and celebrating through a series of engaging workshops and a pow wow in the afternoon. Other schools participated in activities such as mask making, pow wows, medicine wheel teachings and much more. Miigwetch to all of our staff, students, volunteers and community partners for providing such rich learning opportunities for our students!
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St. Luke Raises Funds for Ryan's Well
St. Luke Raises Funds for Ryan's Well
06/26/2018
Congratulations to Ms Hamelin's class who raised over $1,900 for the Ryan's Well Foundation. Ryan's Well builds wells and provides safe drinking water for communities in developing countries. So great to see our young leaders developing their global citizenship! Way to go!
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SJSH Receives Gold Level Recognition
SJSH Receives Gold Level Recognition
06/19/2018
NPSC is pleased to share that St. Joseph-Scollard Hall has been awarded gold level Ecoschool status again this year! The Ontario Ecoschoo Program empowers students to have a positive impact on their school communities, by leading environmental projects and sharing important knowledge with their peers. Special thank you to Kylie Sullivan and Hope Delongchamp for leading this important initiative this year!
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FIRST Lego League
FIRST Lego Leagues at NPSC
06/18/2018
The Nipissing-Parry Sound CDSB is proud to support FIRST Lego League teams across our schools for the upcoming season! FIRST Lego League introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. See attached flyer and visit bit.ly/npscfll for everything that you need to know about this amazing opportunity.
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Speed and Conditioning Camp
Speed and Conditioning Training Camp
06/18/2018
All students ages 10 and up are invited participate in the upcoming speed and conditioning training camp, hosted by Canadian Olympian Ben Johnson and St. Joseph-Scollard Hall graduate, Nick Laporte. The training camp will take place July 2 - 6, at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Cundari Field. For more information call (403) 402 6048 or email nikfit.limitless@gmail.com
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Summer Events at the North Bay Public Library
06/15/2018
The North Bay Public Library Children's Department will be hosting a variety of fun and engaging learning activities for children and their parents this summer. Enjoy a kick off to summer reading or enjoy a series of free science-based learning opportunities. For more information visit the North Bay Public Library website at http://library.cityofnorthbay.ca/.
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Attn: Class of '88
06/07/2018
St. Joseph-Scollard Hall graduating class of 1988 is hosting a class reunion Saturday, August 4th
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NPSC Students Learn Importance of STEM
06/05/2018
Students from elementary schools across NPSC had a blast designing, building and testing their own cardboard boats...
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Environmental Leadership Conference
NPSC Hosts Environmental Leadership Conference
06/01/2018
The Nipissing—Parry Sound Catholic District School Board was thrilled to host our first ever Environmental Leadership Conference this past May, entitled Earth, Wind and Fire.
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St. Alexander Student Takes Home Gold
04/24/2018
Congratulations to Vincent Palangio, who won the first place medallion for the Science on the Wall-Primary Award at the North Bay Regional Science Fair this year. As part of the class unit on Matter: Solids, Liquids and Gases, Vincent used household ingredients to cause an exothermic reaction. He used the science and technology problem-solving steps when he encountered challenges to his hypotheses. Way to go Vincent!
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Students heading to the Nationals
SJSH Students Heading to Nationals
04/20/2018
We are pleased to announce St. Joseph-Scollard Hall will be sending four students (two groups) to the National Science Fair Competition this May. In total, six groups participated in the regional science fair, with several participants receiving special awards of recognition. View the detailed post below for more information about student projects and awards. Congratulations to all students who took part in the regional science fair competition!
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2018/2019 School Calendar Now Available
04/19/2018
At the February 27, 2018, NPSC Board meeting, the School Year Calendar was recommended and approved by the Board of Trustees.
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Do you have a child in kindergarten?
Your Input Requested
04/12/2018
Parents and guardians of JK and SK students, who live in the Nipissing District, are invited to participate in a study about early experiences of children and their families
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Upcoming Auditions: Chicago
04/12/2018
Summer Challenge will be hosting auditions for the 2018 production, Chicago, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28
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NPSC Choir Festival - May 17
04/12/2018
The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board was pleased to host our Annual Outdoor Choir Festiva
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Renewing the Promise
Catholic Education Week May 6-11
04/10/2018
Catholic Education Week is taking place May 6- May 11 and the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board is celebrating with a variety of school events throughout the week. This year, the theme is Renewing the Promise. Please see below for a Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education entitled Renewing the Promise and click the detailed post below for a schedule of activities taking place in our schools.
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Bridge Building Competition
03/23/2018
NPSC elementary and secondary students participated in the 13th Annual Bridge Building Contest hosted by the North Bay Chapter of the Professional Engineers of Ontario
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Save the Date - May 16
03/22/2018
The 18th Annual Carousel Evening is happening on May 16, 2018.
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Parents Council
Communicating with the Teenage Brain
03/20/2018
SJSH Parent Council hosted a free information session in March entitled "Communicating with the Teenage Brain"
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SJSH Performs Fame Jr.
11/28/2017
Students and staff at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall are excited to announce the upcoming performance of Fame Jr., taking place December 7 and 8 at 7:30pm, in the Bishop Carter Auditorium.
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Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
11/13/2017
November 19-25 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week and Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic schools will be taking part in a variety of ways. Our schools have planned a variety of events and activities to highlight greater awareness and to promote an inclusive, respectful and caring school environment for all.
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SJSH Students Participate in Soups On!
11/12/2017
Congratulations to Elijassie Napputak and Devyn Pontes who participated in the Soups On! competition, benefiting The Gathering Place. Elijassie and Devyn took home 3rd place overall and 1st place in the high school competition for their Santa Fe Chicken soup. Great job students!
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NPSC Recognizes Remembrance Day
11/09/2017
Schools across NPSC will be taking part in Remembrance day ceremonies this week. Please take a moment to join us in honouring those who have fought for our freedom.
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Treaties Recognition
Treaties Recognition Week
11/09/2017
November 5- 11 is Treaties Recognition Week. Schools across NPSC are celebrating in some very special ways, including using We Are All Treaty People curriculum resources, sharing prayers and creating wampum belts.
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Standing Strong Together
10/31/2017
Please join kina maamwi gdoo-wiikendaasmin working group and community partners four learning sessions to share knowledge and understanding of local indigenous culture, history and celebrations supporting reconciliation.
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Our Schools Sparkle Because of You! Thank You
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day
09/29/2017
October 2 is National Custodial Workers Recognition Day. Please join us in extending a big thank you to our team at NPSC, for all of their hard work!
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Orange Shirt Day
09/28/2017
Schools across Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board celebrated Orange Shirt Day in September.
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World Teachers' Day
09/25/2017
October 5 is World Teachers' Day! Join us as we celebrate our wonderful teaching staff. Thank you for continuing to go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of our students!
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SJSH Food Bank Volunteers
SJSH Supports Local Food Bank
09/12/2017
St. Joseph-Scollard Hall (SJSH) held its annual Fall Food Drive on Thursday, September 21st. This year, staff and students collected nearly 1600lbs of food for the North Bay Food Bank. Congrats, bears, on such an tremendous success and for demonstrating such leadership in our community!
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St. Luke Student Secures Spot In Canadian History Youth Forum
09/11/2017
Congratulations to St. Luke student, Alexandra Dech, who is headed to Ottawa to represent Ontario in Canada's History Youth Forum this October. Alexandra secured her spot after competing in the National Young Citizen’s Filmmaker Challenge last June. Thank you to everyone who watched, voted and helped spread the word about Alexandra's video. Looking forward to hearing more about this fantastic opportunity!
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Learning Co-Op
Learning Co-op Celebrates International Literacy Day
09/11/2017
Students in the Learning Co-op program at the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board celebrated International Literacy Day through a series of engaging activities and group work, focused on this year’s theme: Living in a Digital World. International Literacy Day is an initiative developed by the United Nations to highlight the importance of literacy and to help raise awareness about modern challenges facing literacy education.
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Registration Information
08/28/2017
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board schools are now open for registration. To register your child for school, please contact your nearest Catholic school.
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Student Transportation
08/14/2017
Due to the dynamic nature of student transportation, school transportation routes may change from year to year, including route numbers, stop locations and times of service. Parents/guardians are responsible for verifying your child's information is up to date and accurate. Please click the "read more" link below for more information about how to update your child's information, access stop locations, times of service and more.
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Celebrating Success, Our Students Something to Believe in
Advanced Placement Opportunities
07/25/2017
St. Joseph-Scollard Hall is excited to announce that they are now offering Advanced Placement (AP) opportunities for students. For more information visit SJSH website or contact your Guidance counselor.
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Sister Act Poster
Summer Challenge Presents Sister Act July 20-22
07/11/2017
Don't miss out on this amazing Summer Challenge production! 7:00 p.m. St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Auditorium Tickets are $10 at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Main Office, Creative Learning or at the door See the Summer Challenge website for details
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Summer Registration Information
07/04/2017
Elementary schools are now closed for the summer months. If you require assistance regarding your child's transportation, registration or for new registrations, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board's summer registration office at 705-494-3888. Elementary school offices will be reopening August 28, 2017. St. Joseph-Scollard Hall will remain open through the summer months. All transportation and registration questions can be directed to student services at 705-494-8600 ext 3234. We wish you and your family a safe and happy summer.
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NPSC Approves 2017-2018 Budget
06/26/2017
At its regular meeting held June 27, 2017, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC) approved its 2017-2018 budget for submission to the Ministry of Education. The budget focuses on programs and services that directly benefit students and is compliant with Ministry of Education balanced budget legislation.
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Native Dancing in Traditional Dress
National Aboriginal Day
06/21/2017
To recognize National Aboriginal Day, our friends at Mother St. Bride joined the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre for a day of learning and sharing. Classes from Our Lady of Sorrows visited Nbisiing secondary school to take part in interactive activities and collaborative group work. To celebrate National Aboriginal Day during the month of June, approximately 100 Grade 6 students also visited Nbisiing Secondary School this past month as part of an annual retreat to share in a day of workshops and a group pow wow.
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Reminder Note
Transportation Reminder: Updating Information
06/15/2017
Avoid the September rush! Are you moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year? Now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year.
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SJSH Students in Garden
SJSH Recognized as Ontario EcoSchool
06/13/2017
Congratulations to St. Joseph-Scollard Hall who successfully completed a year-long application process to become a certified Gold-Level Ontario EcoSchool. The S.O.L.E. (S.J.S.H., Outdoor, Leadership, and Environmental Studies) Program, taught by Terry Dubroy, the Science Club, co-led by teacher Jackie Laberge and several staff members took a leadership role in the Ontario EcoSchool application process.
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Vote for Alexandra!
06/12/2017
St. Luke student, Alexandra Dech, is representing North Bay in the National Young Citizen’s filmmaker challenge. Alexandra won the Young Citizens Award at the North Bay Heritage Fair for her project about her family's heritage. Her video documents her grandparents' journey from Italy to Canada, featuring interviews with relatives and even a visit to Pier 21 in Halifax.
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SJSH Students
SJSH Academic Awards
06/07/2017
Congratulations to all SJSH students recognized at the annual Academic Awards Night. This year, students were awarded over $29,000 in Bursaries and Scholarships. Congratulations! A detailed list of recipients is available at sjsh.npsc.ca
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SJSH Students Receive Ontario Volunteer Awards
06/02/2017
Congratulations to Boden Brock, Amy Cappadocia, Chloe Carriere, Julianna Head, Liam Magill, Jon Marcil and Jackson Reid who received Ontario Volunteer Awards this week in recognition of their work with the Duke of Edinburgh program.
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