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Posted Tuesday, June 26, 2018

new picWho can complete a Rubik’s Cube fastest, teen or machine? That’s a test that has been taking place in the library at St. Mary Catholic Secondary School in Cobourg since the school’s lunchtime robotics club created and coded MindCuber, a robot designed using Lego Mindstorms that can solve the well-known Rubik's Cube puzzle. Teacher Librarian Pamela Panopalis was looking for a robotics project that would sustain students’ interest over the spring, one that included creati...

Posted Monday, June 25, 2018

welding$650,000 investment for 36 fully-outfitted welding booths; teacher training Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board is excited to announce a $650,000 investment to enhance the welding program at the Board’s six secondary schools located in Peterborough, Cobourg, Lindsay and Clarington. After more than a year of planning and partnership building, 36 new fully-outfitted welding booths will be installed at our secondary schools between no...

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2018

St. Francis StudentsThe Grade 8 class at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School in Newcastle poses for pictures for local media outside the community centre a short walking distance from their classroom. When the newspaper article is published on June 20, 2018, the headline reads: “Passionate teens convince Clarington council to accelerate opening of new youth centre.” Read story here: https://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/8674280-newcastle-youth-centre-opening-in-december/ These Grade 8s...

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

St. Catherine StudentsBy Niki Anastasakis – CHEX News WATCH HERE: https://globalnews.ca/news/4272477/peterborough-students-encourage-grocery-stores-to-donate-food-to-brock-mission-homeless-shelter/ The question that was posed to Mrs. Piotrowski’s Grade 5 class for their deep learning project was, “What action can you take to help heal the planet?” A group of five students from Mrs. Piotrowski’s Grade 5 class at St. Catherine’s Catholic Elementary School have decided to complete ...

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018

HCCSS SPCSS in top 20 Terry FoxSt. Peter and Holy Cross Catholic secondary schools in Peterborough have ranked among the top Terry Fox fundraisers in Ontario while 26 participating PVNC schools combined to fundraise $152,365 for cancer research in Canada during the 2017-18 school year. St. Peter CSS, which has long been the province’s top Terry Fox fundraising school, slipped slightly to the second spot this year, having raised $67,130, while Holy Cross ranked 19th in Ontario having raised $13,419. Historically, St. Pe...