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Way of the CrossGrade four students in Mrs. Barch's class at Holy Family School, recited a…Grade four students in Mrs. Barch's class at Holy Family School, recited a somber rendition of the stations of the cross.P A W S O M E !Today, grade three students in Ms. Mastalerz's class at St. Ann Elementary…Today, grade three students in Ms. Mastalerz's class at St. Ann Elementary School had some very special visitors!Kindergarten CrossingStudents in Mme Tocheri and Miss Sertic’s Kindergarten class at St. Martin…Students in Mme Tocheri and Miss Sertic’s Kindergarten class at St. Martin Elementary School hopped to it!Groovy, babyStaff and students at BG were kicking off the Board's 50th Celebrations…Staff and students at BG were kicking off the Board's 50th Celebrations with an authentic 1960s styled theme day...Student Walkout - April 4thIn protest against education policies announced by Ontario’s Progressive…In protest against education policies announced by Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government, many of our students have opted to take part in the province-wide student walkout. Power Play on Ice!Yesterday marked World Autism Awareness Day and in recognition, Thunder Bay…Yesterday marked World Autism Awareness Day and in recognition, Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board hosted its inaugural Power Play On-Ice Program!Matchstick CrossSt. Thomas Aquinas students in Mrs. Sorel's grade 4/5 class made an…St. Thomas Aquinas students in Mrs. Sorel's grade 4/5 class made an incredible art piece. These amazing matchstick crosses are part of Lenten preparations, incorporating classroom discussions centred on the significance of ashes.The Great BIG CrunchSt. Martin Elementary School along with the Canadian Red Cross Student…St. Martin Elementary School along with the Canadian Red Cross Student Nutrition Program joined over 300,000 fellow students from across the country as they took a “great big crunch” from local carrots supplied by Belluz Farms in celebration of The Great Big Crunch!O N E - T H O U S A N DO N E - T H O U S A N D Is what the staff, students and parent community…O N E - T H O U S A N D Is what the staff, students and parent community raised for the Dew Drop Inn Thunder Bay as part of their Lenten campaign of good works and almsgiving.Special Olympics Day!Our student athletes from St. Patrick High School and St. Ignatius High…Our student athletes from St. Patrick High School and St. Ignatius High School Thunder Bay celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Ontario!​Rock your Socks!Today is World Down Syndrome Day! It's a wonderful day where we raise…Today is World Down Syndrome Day! It's a wonderful day where we raise awareness globally, and showcase all of the amazing ways people with Down Syndrome make the world a better place.This Girl Can!Grade Six students Holy Cross Elementary School participated in an…Grade Six students Holy Cross Elementary School participated in an International Women's Day event!Lent"Lent is the time to make new efforts to be what we say we want to be.”"Lent is the time to make new efforts to be what we say we want to be.”Tim McFarlane Memorial Winter ClassicSenior Elementary Hockey Tournament!Senior Elementary Hockey Tournament!Senior Elementary Information NightsIs your student making the transition from grade 6 to grade 7? Come learn…Is your student making the transition from grade 6 to grade 7? Come learn more about our Senior Elementary Schools!Elementary Open HousesBring your Kindergartner, and checkout our Schools! Bring your Kindergartner, and checkout our Schools! Welcome to Kindergarten Night!Hello, and welcome to Kindergarten! Hello, and welcome to Kindergarten! Christmas at TBCDSBWith Christmas come and gone here are some of our December Highlights! With Christmas come and gone here are some of our December Highlights! Director's Report | 2017-2018Click to read the 2017-2018 Annual Director's ReportClick to read the 2017-2018 Annual Director's ReportPlayhouses a Hit!SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) grade 11 & 12 Students in Mr. Verardo's…SHSM (Specialist High Skills Major) grade 11 & 12 Students in Mr. Verardo's Building Construction Class have been up to something, pretty cool.Cardboard Boat Races 2018​Congratulations to Pope John Paul II school in capturing Gold and Silver…​Congratulations to Pope John Paul II school in capturing Gold and Silver at the Skills Ontario Regional Cardboard Boat Racing Competition! Saints Giving BackStudents in Mr. Opaski and Mr. Rybar's Religion classes have been busy…Students in Mr. Opaski and Mr. Rybar's Religion classes have been busy making fleece blankets as a Christmas present to Fay Peterson and Shelter House Thunder Bay.Perfect Harmony​Grade three students from across our Board, along with Lakehead Public…​Grade three students from across our Board, along with Lakehead Public Schools have had the amazing opportunity to sing with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra!This is ME Day!Today, St. Pius X School participated in Anti-bullying awareness week with…Today, St. Pius X School participated in Anti-bullying awareness week with a "This is Me" day.Powwow at Holy Cross SchoolAs part of this initiative to help promote safe schools and positive…As part of this initiative to help promote safe schools and positive learning environments, students and staff participated in several events this week to bring recognition to the importance of inclusivity and togetherness. Mismatch St. Bernard School participated in Mismatched Sock Day! St. Bernard School participated in Mismatched Sock Day! Creativity Lives Here​With the assistance and guidance from Woodland artist, Goyce Kakegamic,…​With the assistance and guidance from Woodland artist, Goyce Kakegamic, students of St. Vincent School created a Seven Grandfather Teachings painting last spring.We ✝ Remember​St. Margaret Elementary School held a beautiful Remembrance Day Service in…​St. Margaret Elementary School held a beautiful Remembrance Day Service in their school gymnasium on Friday.E.Q. Jennings RemembersTo commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War,…To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War, students in Mr. Biesenthal & Ms. Mason's classes could be found at the Riverside Cemetery early Friday morning.Holy Family Gives Back!Students at Holy Family School celebrated Halloween with a Black and Orange…Students at Holy Family School celebrated Halloween with a Black and Orange themed assembly, and a massive school prize draw!PJP II Dress Down Campaign!​Staff at Pope John Paul II School Community collected $1,780 as part of…​Staff at Pope John Paul II School Community collected $1,780 as part of their annual Dress Down Campaign!Step Up!Today staff and students stepped up by wearing Purple and selling purple…Today staff and students stepped up by wearing Purple and selling purple persians to bring awareness to Child Abuse Prevention month.Telephone Town Hall​This is the first Ministry of Education consolation on the Health and…​This is the first Ministry of Education consolation on the Health and Physical Education curriculum, Math curriculum and other important school issues.Park & StrideToday, St. Thomas Aquinas School participated in their annual, park and…Today, St. Thomas Aquinas School participated in their annual, park and stride!Colour CanadaDon Rusnak Member of Parliament visited several Schools today, presenting…Don Rusnak Member of Parliament visited several Schools today, presenting awards for the “What It Means to me to be Canadian” colouring contest.Pass the PizzaStudents at St Jude Elementary School decided to give back to the…Students at St Jude Elementary School decided to give back to the community, with a goal of raising $600 for the St. Joseph's Foundation of Thunder Bay.Canadian Tire, Hero of Play​Did you hear the news? St. Francis School won the Canadian Tire Hero of…​Did you hear the news? St. Francis School won the Canadian Tire Hero of Play Contest!Track and Field Meet - ScheduleTBCIA 2018 Track and Field Meet Schedule TBCIA 2018 Track and Field Meet Schedule Surprise!Social Media and Safety.Brain Game​Today Students from St Jude Elementary School and Our Lady Of Charity…​Today Students from St Jude Elementary School and Our Lady Of Charity Elementary School participated in the first ever, Chess Festival!Play Ball!A few of our teachers had the opportunity to play ball today with…A few of our teachers had the opportunity to play ball today with representatives from the Jays Care Foundation!Renewing the PromiseRenewing the Promise : A Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education/ Renouveler…Renewing the Promise : A Pastoral Letter for Catholic Education/ Renouveler la promesse Lettre pastorale. Project SmileStudents from Holy Cross Elementary School participated in Project Smile,…Students from Holy Cross Elementary School participated in Project Smile, an initiative created by St. Ignatius High School Thunder Bay.Interlink Choir at St. FrancisSt. Francis School grade 3 students in Mrs. Lester’s class, along with…St. Francis School grade 3 students in Mrs. Lester’s class, along with their new friends, entertained us with their sweet harmony. The students and the seniors from our community have come together, creating an Interlink Choir. The concert launched the school’s Catholic Education week celebrations.Walking the PathOver 270 students participated in the Walking the Path Feast at the…Over 270 students participated in the Walking the Path Feast at the Nor’Wester Hotel this week.Kindergarten Open Houses!Join us, meet our staff and tour our schools!.Join us, meet our staff and tour our schools!.Tips for Supporting Children and Youth after a High Profile Tragic EventSudden tragic events involving children and youth who are connected to…Sudden tragic events involving children and youth who are connected to confirmed or suspected violence or suicide can impact a community greatly and receive wide attention. Social media and other types of media can bring forward information, rumours and suspicions that can complicate grief reactions, creating confusion and fear and alter our sense of safety and security. Below are a series of tips to assist parents and teachers to help children and youth cope with high profile tragic events and maintain a sense of security.New Technology RolloutWe are implementing our new 5 year Technology Plan. We'll continue to build…We are implementing our new 5 year Technology Plan. We'll continue to build on our technological strengths and address areas of need. Wave 1 of the plan has the following 6 schools receiving a technology refresh:Humbolt StrongAs a Board family, we honoured the memory of the fallen Broncos. We keep…As a Board family, we honoured the memory of the fallen Broncos. We keep their family, friends and community in our prayers.Students Participate in Healing CircleGrade five students in Ms. Dysievick’s class at Our Lady Of Charity…Grade five students in Ms. Dysievick’s class at Our Lady Of Charity Elementary School participated in a healing circle Monday afternoon.The St. Paul GalleryThe Year Two Kindergarten students at St. Paul School held an Art Exhibit…The Year Two Kindergarten students at St. Paul School held an Art Exhibit in the Library!St. Ignatius 50th Anniversary!​St. Ignatius High School has announced their upcoming 50th anniversary…​St. Ignatius High School has announced their upcoming 50th anniversary celebrations!Community Use of SchoolsThunder Bay Catholic District School Board believes that schools are the…Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board believes that schools are the hub of communities. The Community Use of Schools Program offers an effective use of taxpayer investment, by providing citizens and groups with a place to come together, to volunteer, build skills, access programs, become physically active and develop strong and healthy communities.St. Martin Recognized by EQAOSt. Martin School , February 28, 2018 - Within the last four years, St.…St. Martin School , February 28, 2018 - Within the last four years, St. Martin Catholic Elementary School has raised the bar and increased their literacy scores for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).Director's Annual ReportOur Director's Report is available now!Our Director's Report is available now!December 2017 In TouchDecember 2017 In Touch, an update from the Board Leadership team.December 2017 In Touch, an update from the Board Leadership team.Why choose a Thunder Bay Catholic School?Our curriculum is purposely designed to produce graduates with good moral…Our curriculum is purposely designed to produce graduates with good moral character who are responsible citizens, caring family members and collaborative contributors to the common good of Ontario's society.Here CampaignThis campaign's aim is to build awareness around the attendance issues in…This campaign's aim is to build awareness around the attendance issues in our region and to provide communication tools to help improve attendance in our schoolsBoard Improvement PlanCatholic education addresses the search for meaning and the desire of the…Catholic education addresses the search for meaning and the desire of the person to understand human life as an integration of body, mind and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for meaning as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest. We are committed to building equitable, inclusive and engaging environments in which all students have the opportunity to learn. In classrooms, this is expressed through the inclusion of every learner, using differentiated instruction and student voice as well as culturally sensitive models of pedagogy and assessment for learning.

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Self-esteem is linked to higher grades and improved attendance

Studies show that when children participate in structured after-school activities, their grades are likely to rise.Their attendance is also likely to improve. Why? It may have to do with self-esteem.

After-school programs give kids opportunities to succeed at various activities, and their positive feelings of success may carry over into the classroom.

April 2019

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At Thunder Bay Catholic Schools, we support our students' dreams through faith-based education.

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