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Posted Monday, February 12, 2018

Jack jpgHoly Cross Catholic Secondary School is hosting a Jack.org Community Talk for parents, caregivers and other caring community adults on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. Titled Supporting Positive Mental Health and Coping Strategies in Teenagers, Holy Cross will welcome trained youth speakers who will share tools, tips, and experiences to help shift the way students think about mental health. Jack.org describes itself as a national network of young leaders transforming the way we think about mental health. ...

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018

bus photoHere in an an important labour negotiations update for families in Clarington and Northumberland whose children are bussed by First Student. This note provides an update on contract negotiations between First Student and Unifor, the union representing the company’s Bowmanville school bus drivers, which impacts families in Clarington and Northumberland. We have learned that negotiations between the union and the company are continuing through the weekend, and are scheduled to resume March...

Posted Friday, February 09, 2018

IMG_8830This Jan. 31 segment of CHEX TV Kids Club brings you behind the scenes of the massive St. Peter Catholic Secondary School production of Beauty and the Beast, which runs at Showplace Performance Centre from Feb. 14 to Feb. 17, 2018. “We have students from all levels, all grades and all pathways within the school. What’s really special to us, is they come in, a lot of them as strangers, and the bonding experiences that they experience…is so rewarding,” Director Paul Croug...

Posted Monday, February 05, 2018

Polar Plunge 2018Two teachers are recovering from a cold dip while a group of students are preparing to throw a pie at their music teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in Douro. Teachers Stephanie Dancey and Jonathan Berlingeri braved the icy waters of Chemong Lake during the 38th annual BEL Rotary Polar Fest Polar Plunge on Sunday, Feb. 4 in Bridgenorth, ON to raise money for their school charity. Dancey, who teaches core French, and Berlingeri, who teachers Grade 7, raised $750 for the Five Count...

Posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018

StudentsTeachers call it “vertical, non-permanent spaces.” The students just call it “writing on windows.” In this Jan. 17, 2018 segment, CHEX TV Kids Club speaks to Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School teacher Kerry Hayes about a unique approach to teaching math, problem-solving and team work at the secondary level. Watch here: