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St. Angela Merici students learn and sing about "dealing with anxiety"

The grade 7 students at St. Angela Merici CES recently completed an 8-week session with instructional leaders from York Centre Family Services on dealing with anxiety. As part of their culminating task, two students created this song to reflect the learning experience…

Steps for Sofia Walk-a-Thon raises funds for student's surgery

St. Emily Catholic Elementary School held a Walk-a-Thon called, Steps for Sofia to raise funds for the surgery for one of its Grade 5 students, Sofia. Sofia is diagnosed with Dipelgia Cerebral Palsy and is receiving therapy but doctors have suggested that she would benefit from a surgery called SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy), which is not offered in Canada. The surgery however is available in St. Louis, Missouri for an estimated cost of $150,000…

Students take the lead on planting trees

Grade 5 students from Mr. Delvin Chomiak's class at St. Paul CES in Newmarket planted trees with help from the Town of Newmarket at Quaker Park, adjacent to the school on June 7th…

St. Elizabeth Envirothon Team places 2nd at provincial competition

The St. Elizabeth CHS Envirothon Team consisting of students, Francis Lao, Michaela Grossi, John Laird McDonald, Vanessa Sinagoga and Olivia LaCapprara claimed first prize at the Regional Envirothon on May 28th and earned it the right to compete at the Provincial Envirothon in Lindsay, Ontario. For some of the team members this was their third consecutive win at the regional level…

Students explore the magic of 3D Printing

Good Shepherd CES students in Mrs. Veri-Roy's grade 4/5 class explored the creative exploration of 3D design and printing this month. Students worked collaboratively on designing innovative 3D structures of a building on Tinkercad, a 3D online design website. Once designs were complete, students and staff were able to view the printing on the school's MakerBot Replicator Mini. The grade 4s and 5s created 3D buildings that would be found in a city…

Prince of Peace Students are 60 Minute Kids' Club Champions

Congratulations Prince of Peace C.E.S. for placing first in the 60 Minute Kids Club (60MKC) Healthy Habits Tracker Spring Challenge! Through the month of May students tracked their Healthy Habits including Nutrition, Hydration, Screen Time, Sleep, Physical Activity, and Mental Health. Their overall 60MKC Healthy Habit Tacker Scores topped those of 13 other schools competing in Georgina…

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