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Christopher Wright Sworn in as New Trustee

January 16, 2019
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome Mr. Christopher Wright of Carrying Place to the Board of Trustees. Trustee Wright fills a vacancy on the Board as a result of no candidates in Quinte West at the October 22, 2018 municipal election. At a special board meeting...
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Information Session - Becoming a Vice-Principal/Principal

January 07, 2019
​Interested in becoming a Vice-Principal or Principal?  Join ALCDSB on January 9 at 4:30 at the Board Office for  more information.  January 9, 2019 Macdonell Meeting Room, Board Office, Napanee (151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee) 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments provided For more information regarding this leadership opportunity, please contact Erin Walker at...
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Welcome to Grade 9 in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

January 02, 2019
  ​ Fostered within faith-filled learning environments, ALCDSB remains resolute in our commitment to academic excellence and the relentless pursuit of success for each student. Join us in January or Febraruy at your local Catholic secondary school for more information.  Kingston Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School 130 Russell Street Kingston, Ontario...
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David Parry Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project

December 20, 2018
​ Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the David Parry Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project. Limestone District School Board Trustee David Parry was a passionate member of the Food Sharing Project for over 10 years. The award was created in 2004 to honor his memory and to...

Catholic School Board Vacancy

December 07, 2018
The Board of Trustees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board invites applications from interested and qualified individuals to fill, by appointment, a trustee vacancy for the term of office 2018 – 2022.  This vacancy is a result of no candidates in Quinte West at the October 22, 2018...
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UPDATE: School Threats, Dec. 5 & 6

December 05, 2018
December 10- Update from Kingston Police Investigation Continuing into Threats against Local Schools   The threats made to several local schools on December 5 and 6, 2018 has been investigated by the Kingston Police. They have been found to be unsubstantiated and no actual danger existed at any of the schools...
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2018 Director's Annual Report

December 05, 2018

At the Inaugural Meeting of the Board, held on December 4, Director of Education Jody DiRocco shared his 2018 Director's Annual Report.  Read the report :  2018 Director's Annual Report

Mr. Chair, guided by our Catholic education mission, our Board's strategic plan and our ongoing commitment to the success and...
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Board Elects Chair at the Inaugural Meeting

December 05, 2018
​ [Pictured above L-R: Michael Murphy, Chair of the Finance and Operations Committee, Terry Shea, Chair of the Board, Greg Speagle, Vice-Chair of the Board] A new chair, vice-chair and chair of the Finance and Operations Committee have been elected at the ALCDSB's Inaugural Meeting of the Board held on Dec. 4. The...
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ALCDSB TechFest - share your UDL Journey! Call for session leaders

December 03, 2018

Mark your calendars! Join ALCDSB on April 5, 2019 for TechFest: Universal Design in the Classroom! We are now looking for session leaders to share their UDL journey.  Please complete and submit this form, which will be sent to the TechFest Committee. This year's TechFest theme is Universal Design in the...
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ALCDSB Surpasses United Way Goal!

November 29, 2018

WOW! Way to go ALCDSB! The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has surpassed the 2018 United Way Campaign Goal and raised $37, 696. Donations are made to the United Way KFLA and the United Way HPE.  Thank you to our Catholic school communities for your dedication and support of...
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ALCDSB Welcomes New Director of Education

November 28, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of David DeSantis as Director of Education. David will join the ALCDSB community in January, as the current Director of Education, Jody DiRocco will be retiring on January 31, 2019. As a senior leader and educator, David...
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ALCDSB Thanks Outgoing Trustees

November 28, 2018
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board would like to extend best wishes to five outgoing trustees. On November 27, 2018 trustees were recognized for their combined 45 years of service to ALCDSB as Board Trustees. Thank you to Chair John Brisbois, Trustee Brian Kerby, Trustee Sean Kelly, Trustee...
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Secondary School Cardboard Boat Races

November 27, 2018
​ For over 20 years, Skills Ontario has been hosting Cardboard Boat Races across Ontario, testing student’s ability to build a floating structure that will outperform all others in speed and weight challenges. On November 27, students from Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School and Nicholson Catholic College had the opportunity to complete...
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St. Joseph Catholic School Retrofit Update

November 21, 2018
In January 2018 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board received notice of significant capital funding to re-develop St. Joseph Catholic School in Belleville. These renovations are anticipated to begin upon the conclusion of this current school year.   During this renovation, students and staff will temporality re-locate to the former...
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Be Prepared for Inclement Weather Days

November 13, 2018
​ ​ Be prepared for inclement weather days this school year! Click here to sign up for delay & cancellation notifications from TriBoard
Buses may be delayed or cancelled for a number of reasons such as mechanical problems or inclement weather.   Delays or cancellations are posted on the website  https://transportation.triboard.ca/Cancellations.aspx  ...
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PeaceQuest Youth Forum: Peace Today, tomorrow... for our lifetime

November 12, 2018
​ On Thursday, November 8, 40 students from across ALCDSB came together with PeaceQuest for the PeaceQuest Youth Forum: Peace Today, Tomorrow… For our Lifetime, a full day of peace related activities and guest speakers.

Students were present from Nicholson Catholic College, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, St. Paul Catholic...
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Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 4-10

November 05, 2018
In 2016, the Ontario government passed the Treaties Recognition Week Act to honour the importance of treaties and to help all Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. This legislation designates the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week and is intended to bring awareness to the treaty...
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ALCDSB Faith Day for Staff

October 26, 2018
​On Friday, October 26 staff from across the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board came together at five locations to affirm and celebrate the board's distinctive identity as a Catholic school board, at the annual Faith Day. While October 28 was a PA day for all students, staff participated in Mass,...
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Students Experience the Real World of Poverty

October 25, 2018
On October 25, students from all five ALCDSB secondary schools participated in the annual Poverty Challenge at Loyalist College. This dramatic exercise allows students to walk in the shoes of their most vulnerable neighbours.  Students start the day off by receiving information and assume the role of a person living in...
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Provincial Consultations - Education Reform

October 24, 2018
As shared in the Deputy Minister's letter on September 28, the government launched the first phase of provincial consultation on education reform. The online submission form seeks feedback from interested individuals, organizations, and groups on any of the consultation topics. We have received steady and ongoing feedback through the submission form...
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ALCDSB Welcomes Board of Trustees

October 23, 2018
Following the October 22, 2018 School Board Trustee elections, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome four new trustees. Please join us in welcoming: Michael Murphy, Kingston and Frontenac Islands Brian Evoy, Kingston and Frontenac Islands John Duggan, Belleville, Tyendinaga, Deseronto Peter McEnery, Tweed, Marmora, Hastings...
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After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

October 17, 2018
​ The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  ASAP Flyer - Updated...
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ALCDSB Shares Experiences with FreshGrade [video]

October 02, 2018
FreshGrade is a digital portfolio and assessment platform that makes learning visible for educators, parents/guardians and students.  Check out what ALCDSB educators and students have to say about their experience with FreshGrade!



 
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ALCDSB United Way Campaign 2018

October 01, 2018

The employees of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have, for many years, been strong supporters of our local United Way. Once again, we look to you to participate in our United Way campaign by making a donation that will support these agencies within our communities that support...
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ALCDSB Celebrates 20 years (Video)

September 26, 2018
 
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ALCDSB Graduation Rates Surpass Provincial Rates

September 26, 2018
​ The Ontario Ministry of Education has released the board specific graduation rates for the 2012- 2013 cohort. The ALCDSB 4 year graduation rate is 88.6% and the 5 year graduation rate is 92.9% for the 2012-2013 cohort.  This is the fourth publication of board specific graduation results from the Ontario...
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Annual Golf Tournament Raises $20,200 for Foundation

September 26, 2018
​ On July 5, 2018, the 20th Annual Director’s Charity Golf Tournament was held at Trillium Wood Golf Club in Belleville. There were 132 participants for the event raising $20,200 for the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation. The Foundation has established an Emergency Response Fund to provide immediate financial assistance...
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EQAO Results

September 19, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has released the 2017/2018 data from the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) provincial assessment of reading, writing and mathematics. These results provide our Board with important information for educators to assist primary and junior students and respond to their academic needs....
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ALCDSB Hiring Director of Education

September 13, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is seeking a visionary Catholic leader as Director of Education who will champion the principles and values of Catholic education and provide strategic leadership to this progressive and innovative school system.  The Board’s vision is that Catholic schools in the ALCDSB inspire and...
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International Student Exchange Program

August 30, 2018
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE – ONTARIO , a registered not-for-profit corporation, offers to Ontario students reciprocal exchanges to Europe and Quebec through the school year and during the summer. Programs are open to students in grades 7 & 8 and to high school students. Note!! There are places available now for students...
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Director of Education Announces Retirement

August 27, 2018
On August 9 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Of Trustees accepted, with regret, the notice of retirement from Jody DiRocco, Director of Education, effective January 31, 2019.  "It has been a privilege to serve the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School board as Director of Education," said DiRocco....
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2018/2019 School Year Calendar

August 21, 2018
​​​ The School Year calendar begins development in February for the following school year.  After several consultations and approval by the Board, it must then be submitted to the Ministry of Education for approval.  Once approved, the calendar will be posted.​   The school year calendar for 2018/2019 has now been...
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Superintendent of Finance and Business Services Retires

August 16, 2018
Robert Koubsky, Superintendent of Business and Finance Services with the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has announced his retirement after 27 years with the board. Robert will be retiring effective September 7, 2018. Robert was appointed as Superintendent of Business and Treasurer for the Hastings Prince Edward Roman Catholic...
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Wishing all students & staff a safe and happy summer!

June 28, 2018
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board wishes all students and staff a safe and happy summer!  See you back in the classroom on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. For the 2018/2019 school year calendar and a list of important dates, CLICK HERE
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National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21

June 20, 2018

What is National Indigenous Peoples Day?    June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples,...
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ALCDSB Eco Schools

June 20, 2018

​Congratulations to all ALCDSB Eco Schools on your continued dedication and leadership in environmental stewardship!  Plaques and seals will be awarded to participating schools this fall.  ​Archbishop O'Sullivan Catholic School ​Gold ​Ecole Cathedrale Catholic  ​Silver ​Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School ​Silver ​Holy Name Catholic School ​Gold ​Holy Name of Mary...
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After School ABA Program - Autism Skills Groups

June 01, 2018
​ The After School ABA Program is offering FREE Autism Skills Groups to children/youth diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The groups will focus on teaching a variety of skills including social, behaviour/emotional regulation, daily living and communication.  For Belleville and area, including Napanee :
For more information:  Autism Group Flyer (June...
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ALCDSB Hiring Superintendent of Finance and Business Services

May 22, 2018
​ Superintendent of Finance and Business Services The Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) is located in eastern Ontario and includes several picturesque communities on or near Lake Ontario, as well as prime rural and cottage areas extending to the southern tip of Algonquin Park. The Algonquin & Lakeshore...
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Catholic Education Week Award Recipients

May 08, 2018
​ ​During Catholic Education Week, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board recognizes the exemplary accomplishments of students, staff, and community partners who consistently demonstrate outstanding service. At Catholic Education Week Mass on May 8, these exemplary individuals were recognized.
Elementary Student Volunteer of the Year  Kaleigh Curtis-Quinn, Sacred...
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ALCDSB Welcomes Incoming Student Trustee for 2018/2019 School Year

April 30, 2018
​ The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome the incoming Student Trustee for the 2018/2019 school year. Andrea Brown (pictured right) of Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School has been elected to represent the board's student population. Student senate, which is comprised of student representatives from each...
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UPDATE: Agreement reached regarding First Student Canada buses

April 25, 2018
An agreement has been reached in contract negotiations between First Student Canada and school bus drivers and monitors represented by Unifor. This is very welcome news for all involved, and means that school bus services will not be interrupted.  First Student Canada is one of 30 operators under contract with Tri-Board Student...
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Elementary & Secondary Summer Programming

April 11, 2018
Elementary Summer Programs The Algonquin and Lakeshore District School Board Summer Literacy and Numeracy programs will run from July 9 th - July 27 th with the SEVENs Mathematics program running from August 20 th – 24 th .   Primary Literacy and Numeracy Skills (Grades K-2) Primary Literacy and Numeracy...
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Life Beyond School - Transition Planning & Information Fair

April 11, 2018
​ Life Beyond School - Transition Planning & Information Fair for families in Hastings & Prince Edward County. April 18, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School Cafeteria, 135 Adam Street, Belleville  For all students with an intellectual disability, parents, caregivers, community service providers and school personnel. ...
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Register for the 20th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament

April 06, 2018
Join us for the 20th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament in support of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic Education Foundation.  Registration is now open.  20th Annual Director's Charity Golf Tournament Thursday, July 5, 2018 Trillium Wood Golf Club, Corbyville Register by May 14th to ensure that you will receive the correct size for...
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Municipal and School Board Elections 2018

April 03, 2018
​ Important Information Regarding the 2018 Municipal and School Board Elections Election Day is Monday, October 22, 2018 Important dates May 1, 2018 - Start of Nominations/Campaign Begins July 27, 2018 - Last day to be nominated October 22, 2018 - Election Day December 1, 2018 - Term start date
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Save the Date! St. Theresa Catholic Secondary celebrates 20 years

March 29, 2018
​ Save the date! St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, Belleville is celebrating 20 years on September 29, 2018 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. 

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ALCDSB Limestone Skills Competition 2018 Winners

March 26, 2018
​ On Friday, March 23 ALCDSB students participated in the Limestone Skills Competition, held annually at St. Lawrence College in Kingston.  In photo (left to right):  Bronze Medal – Culinary Arts – Cole Van Schelvin School: St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School/Sir James Whitney Teacher: Andrew Ste Marie
Silver Medal –...
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Student Benefit Auction for Nutrition Programs

March 01, 2018
​ Join us in celebrating the 11th Annual Student Benefit Auction: Raising funds for Food for Learning Programs.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, 135 Adam Street, Belleville Tickets: $20 For tickets please contact Food For Learning - 613-966-1170 or vstruthers@hpedsb.on.ca  Funds raised at this event will help...
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John Gerretsen Youth Leadership Award

March 01, 2018
Through his compassionate and courageous leadership as a member of Provincial Parliament, and Mayor and City Councillor for the City of Kingston, John Gerretsen has devoted his career to enabling positive change, and to advocating for citizens, young and old, throughout our community and province.
In recognition of his long...
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Young Women gain experience in trades and tech

February 26, 2018
​ On Thursday, February 22, young women from St. Michael Catholic School and Nicholson Catholic College participated in a day of learning about trades and tech at Loyalist College, hosted by Skills Ontario.  Skills Ontario and its partners hosted Young Women's Career Exploration Events at locations across Ontario that bring education, hands-on...
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Welcome to Kindergarten! Registration is now happening.

February 05, 2018
​ Kindergarten in the ALCDSB focuses on faith formation, academic success and programs for children, all within a play-based learning environment.  Teachers and Early Childhood Educators work together to develop your child’s natural curiosity and excitement for learning.  Our schools ensure a caring and safe environment for your children, all while...
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And they're off! ALCDSB Participates in annual Cardboard Boat Races

February 01, 2018
​ Cardboard and duct tape. And that's it. Two materials that elementary students use to create cardboard boats for this year's second annual Cardboard Boat Race, held at the Quinte Wellness Centre. Fourteen teams from 7 ALCDSB schools - St. Joseph, Holy Rosary, St. Michael, Sacred Heart (Batawa), Georges Vanier, St....
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Immunization Clinics at Secondary Schools

January 23, 2018
​ The Immunization of School Pupils Act requires Public Health to have up-to-date immunization records for all students in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. If you received an immunization notification, please update public health according to their request.  Hastings Prince Edward Public Health will be holding immunization clinics at ALCDSB secondary...
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ALCDSB Receives Significant Capital Funding

January 23, 2018
The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education has provided almost $22 million in capital funding to the Board.  ALCDSB will be opening a new dual track English and French Immersion Catholic elementary school in the Woodhaven subdivision (Kingston West area), which...
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Call for Catholic Education Week Award Nominations!

January 16, 2018
Catholic Education Week May 6-11, 2019 During the week of May 6-11, 2019 the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic Education has made to the community, the province and to Canada. Our Catholic Graduate Expectations challenge students to articulate in society those fundamental values...
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Welcome to Grade 9 in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board!

January 08, 2018
Fostered within faith-filled learning environments, ALCDSB remains resolute in our commitment to academic excellence and the relentless pursuit of success for each student.   St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School 135 Adam Street Belleville, Ontario Grades 9-12 http://www.alcdsb.on.ca/school/thss Grade 8 Parent Information Night:  January 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m.  Nicholson Catholic College 301...
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