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Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2024

In recognition of Black History Month, the St. Mary Catholic Secondary School’s student-led Unity Committee hosted two special events to promote Black culture and excellence.
First was the Taste of Black Culture Food Festival . Held during the school’s two lunch periods, food items from across the African Diaspora, which were prepared by students and staff, were available for purchase. Dishes included jerk chicken, jollof rice, chin chin, patties and toto (coconut...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Grade 6 students at St. Bridget Catholic School in Brooklin recently engaged in a meaningful and hands-on activity to deepen their understanding of Lent and the significance of the cross in our Catholic faith. Inspired by the discussions on the Stations of the Cross, the students embraced a creative project to make crosses as a symbol of reflection and devotion during this sacred season.
During class sessions, the students delved into the rich symbolism of the cross in...

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Posted On Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Tracy Barill, Director of EducationAt the Regular Board Meeting on February 26, 2024, Tracy Barill, Director of Education, announced her retirement after a 36-year career in Catholic education.
Director Barill began her career with DCDSB in 1988 as an Educational Assistant. Over the years, Ms. Barill went on to hold positions as a classroom teacher, Vice Principal, Principal and Superintendent of Education. A valued member of the DCDSB Senior Administrative team since 2007, Ms. Barill was appointed to the position...

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Posted On Friday, February 23, 2024

IMG_0406 _1_On Thursday, February 22, the Social Justice Club at St. John Bosco Catholic School led a presentation on historical Black inventors during the school’s Liturgy and Celebrates Assembly. The goal of the presentation was to share every day and common household items that were created by Black inventors with the school community during Black History Month.
The Black individuals that the Social Justice Club introduced included Garret Morgan, the inventor of the traffic light,...

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Posted On Friday, February 23, 2024

Students in the Aspiring Black Students Led by Excellence (ABLE) group at Archbishop Denis O'Connor Catholic High School (DOC) talk about their initiatives for February Forever and Black History Month. The group also shares their goals for the school year and beyond at DOC. Thank you to the students in ABLE for inspiring our DCDSB community!
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