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Information session on hosting international students to be held May 4

04/13/2017 - Canada Homestay Network invites you to an information session on hosting international students. Meet our team and learn more about our Homestay program and how to welcome an international student into your home. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band takes silver, gold at the Northern Ontario Music Festival

04/06/2017 - It’s Festival season, and the Sudbury Catholic Elementary Band did not disappoint! This band is made up of 125 students from 6 schools - St. Charles College, St. Benedict, St. Anne, St. Charles Chelmsford, St. John and St. James - and is directed by Leanne Urso, JoAnne Comisso, Sabrina Clark and Eric Miron.  Read more...


Michael Bellmore acclaimed to second consecutive term as Board Chair

12/09/2016 - On Tuesday, December 6th at its inaugural board meeting, Michael Bellmore was acclaimed Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board for a second consecutive term. Michael Bellmore is a proud alumnus of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Read more...


Catholic Parent Involvement Committee hosts 2nd annual Carousel

12/02/2016 - Thank you to all of the families and staff that were able to attend the second annual Carousel Night offered by the Catholic Parent Involvement Committee! Read more...


October 26 is World ECE/Child Care Worker Day

10/26/2016 - On Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day we would like to thank our ECEs and EAs for your dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Read more...


World Teacher Day

10/05/2016 - October 5 is World Teacher Day! We would like to thank our teachers for their dedication and service to the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Your efforts in supporting our students to be the best they can be are very much appreciated. Thank you for making a difference! Read more...


October is Attendance Awareness Month at Sudbury Catholic Schools!

10/04/2016 - This year, SCDSB is recognizing October as Attendance Awareness Month, to convey the message that every school day counts. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Attendance Awareness Month Poster contest.  Read more...


Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson from UCLA Visits Sudbury

06/21/2016 - On June 8, 9 and 10, selected teachers and educational assistants from SCDSB attended a PEERS training session held at Laurentian University. The training sessions were lead by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, assistant professor from UCLA. Read more...


St. James student throws ceremonial pitch for the Blue Jays

06/17/2016 - June 1st was a special day for Lauren Jolette, a student from St. James Catholic School in Lively. She was chosen to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Blue Jays game to launch the Deafblind Awareness Month. Read more...


Fred Fox visits St. James Catholic School

05/31/2016 - Staff and students at St. James Catholic School were privileged to host a very special guest! We had the opportunity to meet Terry Fox’s older brother Fred Fox and hear genuine stories about life with Terry. Read more...


Dr. Jean Clinton to speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships'

05/31/2016 - Parents, Educators and Community Partners are invited to join us to hear Dr. Jean Clinton speak about 'Student Engagement and the Power of Relationships' on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Charles College, 1940 Hawthorne Street.  Read more...


Superheroes at St. James Catholic School

05/18/2016 - To celebrate “Daffodil Month” in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, St. James School had a fundraiser for cancer research. Staff and students wore yellow or dressed like superheroes to honour those battling cancer.  Read more...


Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" fundraiser

04/27/2016 - Marymount Academy presents "A Regal Night" on Thursday, May 19, 2016. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, a talent show and silent auction. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling (705)574-4231 or by stopping by the school's main office. Read more...


To all parents and first time bus riders

04/11/2016 - The Sudbury Student Services Consortium in cooperation with school bus operators invites all Kindergarten and first time bus riders to a School Bus Safety Awareness session to be held in August at College Boreal at 21 Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury. Read more...


Sparky Visits St. James School

04/01/2016 - Students in Gr. 2 French Immersion received valuable information on Fire Safety when Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog visited St. James School along with Public Safety Officer, Mr. Luc Willard from the City of Greater Sudbury.  Read more...


St. James Chess Team Wins First Place

03/08/2016 - Congratulations to the St. James Catholic Elementary School Chess Team who won first place at the recent Sudbury Catholic District School Board Chess Tournament. Coach, Ms. Machum has been strategizing with this group of chess players in preparation for the tournament as well as a club at the school to just have some fun! Way to Go Bears! Read more...


A True Stone Soup Experience at St. James Catholic Elementary

02/24/2016 - Students in teacher Tammy Lanci's grade 1/2 class at St. James Catholic Elementary School had a tasty opportunity recently. After reading the classic storybook "Stone Soup" together, the entire class got to enjoy their own bowl of stone soup prepared by resource teacher Sarah Pappin and student helpers Noah Wulff and Hope Nyabeze. Read more...


Register Now for Sudbury Catholic Full-Day Kindergarten and SCDSB Secondary Schools!

01/04/2016 - We know that your child will have the best learning experience with our dedicated and hard-working staff at Sudbury Catholic Schools.  Read more...


December 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

12/09/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


Bellmore New Chair of the Board at SCDSB

12/02/2015 - On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Trustee Michael Bellmore was acclaimed as the new Board Chair for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. Born in Sudbury, Bellmore is a proud alumnus of Sudbury Catholic Schools (Immaculate Conception and St. Charles College). He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010, however he was elected to the former Sudbury District Roman Catholic Separate School Board in 1994 as one of the youngest ever elected, and served until 1997. Read more...


St. James Students Participate in Celebration of La Ste-Catherine

12/01/2015 - On Wednesday, November 25th, St. James Catholic Elementary School students participated in a celebration of La Ste-Catherine. They learned about Marguerite Bourgeoys and how this nun established a school in Ville-Marie (Montreal) by making pull taffy (la tire) to attract the native students to her class. The French immersion teachers prepared the taffy the night before so that their students can taste this sweet confection. Read more...


Don't Be A Bully...Be a Good Sport at St. James

11/19/2015 - Staff and Students at St. James Catholic Elementary School wore their favorite sports jersey and pink to support good sportsmanship and anti-bullying. Daily announcements and prayers during Bully Awareness Week are centred around the message of being kind, patient, fair and just with one another.  Read more...


St. James Students Inspired to be Earth Rangers

11/17/2015 - Earth Rangers (Kids' Conservation Organization) visited St. James Catholic Elementary School recently and delivered a dynamic, fun and interactive presentation featuring live Animal Ambassadors. The program uses science-based information to educate students about the importance of protecting biodiversity while highlighting different conservation initiatives across Canada. Read more...


St. James Scares Hunger Away

11/02/2015 - St. James Catholic Elementary School students "Scared Hunger Away" by bringing in a canned food non-perishable item to donate to the Walden Food Bank. Bringing in a canned food was replaced with bringing in treats and candy to school for Halloween! Read more...


"Game-On" SCDSB Students Learn Equity and 5-Sided Soccer

10/22/2015 - On Wednesday October 21st representatives from The Ontario Soccer Association and The Ontario Blind Sports Association visited both St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School and St. James Catholic Elementary School to deliver a clinic on 5-sided football. 5-sided football is actually 5-sided soccer. It is the game of soccer adapted for the blind and partially sighted. Sudbury Catholic Specialist Teacher of the blind & partially sighted Adriano Simonato made the arrangements for this interactive presentation as he want to provide an opportunity for the visually impaired students as well as the sighted students to learn this sport. Read more...


St. James Sisters Donate to Cancer

10/13/2015 - In lieu of gifts for her 12th Birthday, St. James Catholic Elementary School student, Alyssa Derro asked that family and friends give her a small donation for the Northern Cancer Foundation. The $410.00 that Alyssa received is going towards the purchase of a P.E.T scanner for Northern Ontario.  Read more...


How to Register Your Child at Sudbury Catholic Schools

07/23/2015 - For our Full Day Kindergarten programming (or any other elementary grades), our elementary schools will be open for registrations beginning Monday, August 31. Contact or drop by your local elementary school on (or after) this date and staff will be on hand to assist you with all of your registration needs. Read more...


June 2015 OAPCE Newsletter

06/16/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, the SCDSB would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). Read more...


2015-2016 Draft Budget

06/10/2015 - The Board is committed to utilizing its resources wisely, effectively and equitably. Views with respect to our strategic priorities and goals for the upcoming year are welcomed. Learn about Sudbury Catholic Schools' budget process and see the draft budget for the upcoming academic year. Read more...


St. James Junior Basketball Team Captures Gold

05/04/2015 - Congratulations to the St. James Catholic Elementary School Junior Basketball A Team that captured the Gold Medal in last weekend's SCDSB Tournament. St. James players won both the male and female Most Valuable Player Awards of the tournament. Congratulations to Allie Weiler and Sam MacGillivary. This is the second gold title captured this season by the team!  Read more...


Indigenous Celebration Held

05/01/2015 - The Diocesan Centre is planning an inclusive day of celebration based on indigenous culture, and would love a big turn out at this event. All students, staff, families and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend! It looks to be a great day planned! Read more...


St. James Explores Resiliency

04/27/2015 - St. James Catholic Elementary School staff joined guest speaker Stacey Gilbeau from the Sudbury Health Unit to discuss Resiliency. The St. James school community continues to strive to create a culture that supports positive mental health and well-being in practical and effective ways. Educators can promote mental health by identifying and enhancing students' strengths and helping students identify their "Spark". Read more...


Update on Negotiations

04/24/2015 - You may have heard in the media that the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association ((OECTA), representing elementary, secondary and occasional teachers in our Board voted to approve strike action. Central bargaining is continuing between the province, unions and the Ontario Catholic School Trustees Association (OCSTA), which represents Catholic school boards at the provincial table. At present, we are not aware of any planned labour disruptions by OECTA. Read more...


St. James Supports the Canadian Cancer Society

04/21/2015 - St. James Catholic Elementary School students recently wore yellow to show their support for "Daffodil Week" and the Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you to staff and students for your donations that help fund life-saving cancer research. Go Bears Go!! Read more...


St James Learning about Planting and How Seeds Grow

04/21/2015 - Mademoiselle Prosser's grade 1 french immersion class at St. James Catholic Elementary School have been learning about partners in their community this month. With the help of Mrs. Hachez, her students got the chance to learn about planting and how seeds work. They even got to plant their own tomato, bean, and marigold plants. The students are very proud of the little garden that is growing in their classroom! Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Schools - Running for Terry

04/13/2015 - Sudbury Catholic Schools are extremely proud of their history with the Terry Fox Foundation. Over the last eleven years, several of the board's schools, including St. Andrew, St. James, St. John, St. Paul and St. Raphael Catholic Elementary Schools have taken part in the annual Terry Fox run collectively raising almost $60,000. The Sudbury Catholic schools are part of more than 4,000 schools across Canada taking part - raising $6.8 million dollars for cancer research. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, SCDSB schools will again take part in the annual Terry Fox run with this year's run commemorating the 35 anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Schools - Running for Terry

04/13/2015 - Sudbury Catholic Schools are extremely proud of their history with the Terry Fox Foundation. Over the last eleven years, several of the board's schools, including St. Andrew, St. James, St. John, St. Paul and St. Raphael Catholic Elementary Schools have taken part in the annual Terry Fox run collectively raising almost $60,000. The Sudbury Catholic schools are part of more than 4,000 schools across Canada taking part - raising $6.8 million dollars for cancer research. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, SCDSB schools will again take part in the annual Terry Fox run with this year's run commemorating the 35 anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope. Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Schools - Running for Terry

04/13/2015 - Sudbury Catholic Schools are extremely proud of their history with the Terry Fox Foundation. Over the last eleven years, several of the board's schools, including St. Andrew, St. James, St. John, St. Paul and St. Raphael Catholic Elementary Schools have taken part in the annual Terry Fox run collectively raising almost $60,000. The Sudbury Catholic schools are part of more than 4,000 schools across Canada taking part - raising $6.8 million dollars for cancer research. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, SCDSB schools will again take part in the annual Terry Fox run with this year's run commemorating the 35 anniversary of Terry's Marathon of Hope. Read more...


OAPCE Monthly Newsletter

03/27/2015 - As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our Sudbury Catholic parents, we would like to provide a link to the latest newsletter from The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE). To read this month’s newsletter, click here: Parent Partner Newsletter - Easter 2015 Read more...


Coins for Kylee: $685.00 raised for local cancer patient

12/01/2014 - St. James Bears are proud to announce that their Coins for Kylee fundraiser was a huge success. St. James collected a very generous $685.00 for the Jewers family. Read more...


Making a Difference at St. James School

11/20/2014 - Thank you to Sergeant Hotson from the Greater Sudbury Police Service who came to St. James School to remind us that our actions can make a difference.  Read more...


Fun with math!

11/11/2014 - With the recent delivery of several workshops highlighting new and fun approaches to practicing math facts and developing mental math skills, students at St James school are reaping the benefits. Read more...


Learning Through Play at St. James FDK!

10/20/2014 - At St. James Catholic Elementary School Full Day Kindergarten students are encouraged to explore and develop new knowledge/skills during self-directed learning centres. In building centres that are equipped by the FDK team (teachers Mme. Belanger and Miss Hoeg), students use Lego to strengthen math, visual arts and fine motor concepts/skills. The beauty of the program is that students are learning through play!  Read more...


Exploring Art Exciting for St. James Students

10/09/2014 - Junior and senior students from St. James school enjoyed a field trip to the Sudbury Art Gallery on Monday, October 6. Students explored the use of lines and elements of design such as shading to create original works of art with water paints. Students learned four paint techniques using various brushes during their workshop and applied those skills in this authentic learning experience! Read more...


Speed Cup Stacking at St. James.

10/07/2014 - St. James students meet weekly at lunch to enjoy some speed cup stacking! The students showcase their hand/eye coordination and try to beat their friend's time or their own personal best like grade 8 student Jakob Fahey. Read more...


St. James 5/6 Softball Team Captures Gold!!

06/17/2014 - On Friday June 6th, 2014 the grade 5/6 St. James Catholic Elementary School softball team participated in the Greater Sudbury Police Service annual slo-pitch tournament. The tournament serves to honour the memory of Sgt. Rick McDonald, who loved baseball and working with youth in our community. Sgt. McDonald was killed in the line of duty on July 28, 1999. The annual GSPS 5/6 Slo-Pitch tournament allows young students from across the Sudbury region to interact with police officers and have a great day playing ball.  Read more...


Celebrating Roots of Empathy at St. James

06/16/2014 - The Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) class at St. James Catholic Elementary School has enjoyed the "Roots of Empathy" program this past year, but has especially enjoyed the visits by Baby Kinsley. Kinsley was only 4 months old on her first visit and by her last visit she had turned 11 months!  Read more...


Author Chad Solomon visits St. John/ St. James School

06/04/2014 - Graphic novelist and creator of Rabbit and Bear Paws, Chad Solomon visited both St. John and St. James Catholic Elementary Schools. The Rabbit and Bear Paws series involves heroes that share humourous adentures based on tradition Aboriginal teachings. The students at both schools had an opportunity to learn some traditional Aboriginal teachings, as well as, the creativity and innovation that is involved with designing graphic novels.  Read more...


SCDSB Students Soar at Canada Wide Science Fair

05/22/2014 -  Read more...


Career Fair at St. James

05/14/2014 - The grade 7 & 8 students at St. James Catholic School, recently used Career Cruising to help them choose a career to research. Some students displayed their work on a backboard while others created a slideshow on a Macbook. On May 6, they presented their work in the gym as a "career fair" for one another and guests. Students had to describe the career, list the required skills and working conditions, display a sample career path with possible earnings, conduct an interview with someone in the field, look at the education required to become qualified for this career. Then they had to work backwards from the admission requirements to the college or university, to select their secondary school courses.  Read more...


St. James BBQ

05/14/2014 - The Knights of Columbus are pictured with Father Pat around the BBQ. The Parent Council organized the event, the Knights of Columbus cooked, the CWL took care of the desserts and Todd Connors, District Manager of Perkin's Restaurant donated the food. Trustee, Estelle Scappatura attended the event as well as staff, students, and parents. A St. James Catholic Community event! Read more...


St. James Supports Daffodil Week

04/24/2014 - During the month of April, St. James Catholic Elementary School held a "Daffodil Week" to raise money for cancer research.  Students and staff brought in over $700!  Pictured are members of the student council (C3) with teacher and campaign organizer Tammy Lanci, as they present the cheque to Cathy Burns, a representative from the Canadian Cancer Society. Read more...


The Next Great Invention

04/23/2014 - The Terrific 3/4's and Fantastic 4/5's at St. James Catholic Elementary School recently participated in an Invention Convention. They began by researching and writing a biography about a famous inventor. This inspired students to create their own invention that makes life a little easier. It culminated with a day to share and demonstrate their inventions with the rest of the school.  Read more...


St. James Captures Gold in Junior Basketball

04/14/2014 - St. James Captures the Gold Medal in Junior Basketball at the St. James Boreal Invitational Basketball Tournament recently. The Gr. 5/6 team coached by Mr. Denomme won the final championship game in a nailbiter score of 37-34 againstt St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School. Way to go St. James Bears! Read more...


St. James Students Shine At Provincial Goalball Championships

04/14/2014 - Students from St. James Catholic Elementary School were exemplary representatives of their school and the City of Sudbury at the Provincial Goalball Championships held in Brantford Ontario March 28th-30th. Read more...


Sizzling Science at SCDSB Science Fair

03/28/2014 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board would like to congratulate the following students and schools on their excellent achievements at recent Board-Wide Science Fair on March 26. After the judges had completed their task, thirteen projects were selected to advance to the Regional Science Fair to be held at Laurentian University on April 12th, 2014. Read more...


St. James Community, Care and Culture Club Supports Fellow Student

03/19/2014 - The students at St. James Catholic Elementary School demonstrated the Catholic virtue of compassion recently. Logan Lariviere, a low vision student, travelled to Ottawa to be fitted for his new technological glasses. The "Community, Care and Culture" club choose to sell candy grams for Valentine's Day and have a coin collection to help Logan and his parents purchase his much needed and expensive glasses. The whole school gave generously and, during our Olympic spirit day, Logan was presented with a cheque by teacher Tammy Lanci. Read more...


Students at St. James demonstrate Catholic virtue of compassion

02/20/2014 - The students at St. James Catholic School demonstrated the Catholic virtue of compassion. Logan Lariviere, a low vision student, travelled to Ottawa where he was fitted for his new technological glasses. The glasses were purchased with the assistance of the St. James 'Community, Care and Culture' club. Read more...


Jamie the St. James Bear Travels to Sochi, Russia Olympics

02/18/2014 - St. James students are "beary" excited that "Jamie", our St. James Bear has travelled to Sochi, Russia with Meagan to cheer on Meagan Duhamel from Lively. Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford have been sending St. James students pictures of Jamie in Sochi. Read more...


St. James Bears Give School a "Bear" Hug

11/29/2013 - St. James students, staff, and community partners literally formed a human circle around their school and gave it a hug. The human circle symbolizes friendships, inclusiveness, respect, faith, and community. We are all in this building together and we need to always show in our actions that we are a St. James family. To show that we care and that we are a Safe Catholic School community we literally gave our school a St. James Bear Hug! Read more...


Operation Christmas Child at St. James

11/22/2013 - Once again teachers Jesse Maloney and Craig Lusk's classes at St. James Catholic Elementary School participate in a annual program called Operation Christmas Child. The goal, through Operation Christmas Child, is to bring joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes. Each gift is a special reminder to a child that he or she is loved. Operation Christmas Child focuses on the true meaning of Christmas - how it is greater to give than to receive. Read more...


St. James Students Winners in Community Writing Contest

11/22/2013 - Local newspaper Walden Today held a writing contest for their students about helping the environment. St. James Catholic Elementary School was recently notified that four of their students were winners in the contest. In Gr. 2 Lucas Mullaly took First Prize, Gr. 4 Jackson Drigo took Third Prize, Gr. 6 Claire Niemelainen took Second Prize and Patricia Deschenes took Third Prize.  Read more...


St. James Students Connecting Globally

11/12/2013 - The Grade 7 and 8 students at St. James Catholic Elementary School have prepared care packages for an orphanage in Kenya this past month. Mary Crowder from the Rehena In Step Ministry came to pick up the goods and thanked the students for their generosity. Students also wrote letters and are hoping to Skype with them later on this year.  Read more...


"Our Dreams Matter Too" At St. James

11/12/2013 - For the second year in a row St. James Catholic School has been recognized for its participation in the ' Our Dreams Matter Too' campaign. This campaign was originally created by Shannen Koostachin, youth education advocate from the Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario. Her dream was for safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. Read more...


St. James Students Shear Locks for Cancer

10/24/2013 - Mr. and Mrs. Derro are very proud of their two daughters. Alyssa, 10, and in Grade 5, and little sister Ava, 8, in Grade 3, had 10 inches cut from their long dark locks in front of their peers at St. James Catholic Elementary School. The girls decided together to go door-to-door raising money for the Sam Bruno PET Scan Fund in exchange for their promise to cut their hair. They also decided to donate their locks to a good cause. Congratulations Alyssa and Ava, St. James is proud of you too ! Read more...


Beep Baseball at St. James

06/11/2013 - Students at St. James Catholic Elementary School have been introduced to a new sport. The sport is called Beep Baseball. Adriano Simonato, the teacher of the blind and partially sighted for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board introduced the sport to the students a year ago and it is now part of the school’s intramural sports program.  Read more...


Perkins Family Restaurant Serves Up Pancakes At St. James School

06/04/2013 - Todd Connors, Director of Operations for Perkins Restaurants prepared and served St. James Catholic Elementary School with a pancake breakfast recently. He graciously donated breakfast to thank the school community for their penny donations that went directly to support Pennies for Pediatrics. St. James School raised over $560 in pennies for this worthwhile cause. "Pennies for Pediatrics is a fundraising drive to benefit children’s care at Health Sciences North." Read more...


Learning About Goalball at SCDSB

06/04/2013 - Students from St. James Elementary School recently participated in the Ontario Blind Sports Association Recreational Tournament. The tournament took place in Brantford Ontarion on May 11th, 2013. In addition, Ontario Blind Sports Association, along with the CNIB, provided goalball clinics at St. James Elementary school, Bishop Alexander Carter Secondary School and Marymount Academy on May 23rd and 24th. Read more...


Learning Culture Through Technology at St. James

04/15/2013 - Students at St. James Catholic Elementary School utilize 21’st century technology in their daily native language lessons. 21’st century technology provides students with the digital tools, authentic learning experiences, and the opportunity to learn through differentiated instruction. Duncan McIntosh, the Native Language teacher feels that the use of technology really supports the students through engagement opportunities and appeals to their audio/visual learning styles. “Through the use of technology, we are able to connect the historical traditions of the Anishnawbek people using contemporary tools which is something the students can relate to,” McIntosh states.  Read more...


Sharing an Easter Message

03/26/2013 - St. James Catholic Elementary students Maria Bozic-Iotzov, Lucas Mullaly and Bella Lanci recently went to the radio station HOT 93.5 to create an Easter ad. They want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Easter. During this time of Easter remember the Lord and May this year's Easter bring you hope and joy - from the students at St. James School. Read more...


Rocks and Rings at St. James Catholic Elementary School

03/25/2013 - "The Capital One Rocks & Rings program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport of curling to elementary school children. By bringing the curling rink to the school gym we reach children that would otherwise not have access to the roaring game. The best part? We bring everything to the kids – no field trip or school buses required! Curling is a highly social sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. It is a fantastic physical activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities. It also promotes sportsmanship and camaraderie and is an inexpensive and less dangerous alternative to many other sports." www.rocksandrings.com Read more...


St. James Celebrates Franco-Fun Day

03/22/2013 - March 20th was International Francophone Day and to celebrate the occasion, St. James Catholic Elementary School students dressed in green and white. This day is a celebration of French language in all countries. Some students participated in an activity called "New Age Kurling", others sang French songs and participated in French DPA (daily physical activity). Teachers organized various classroom activities including colouring the fancophone flag and making crowns.  Read more...


St. James Celebrates Their 2nd Annual Family, Fun, Faith Night

03/19/2013 - St. James Catholic Elementary School students, staff and school council collaborated with Pius X Roman Catholic Church on February 27th to bring the community another fun filled faith-based evening. The evening offered several faith-based activities such as: pin the halo on the angel, virtue bowling and the very popular "inclusion Bingo". Inclusion Bingo was created by the schools C3 council (Catholic, Community and Culture). Each space in the Bingo card contains a faith based word such as "family, God, helping, caring, compassion, etc…" Prizes were graciously donated by various community partners. Families were greeted by Father Terry Fournier and Deacon Pat Raymond.  Read more...


St. James School Is Giving Away Their Pennies

03/18/2013 - Students from St. James Catholic Elementary School in Lively collected pennies over the month of February to save children's lives in our community. In collaboration with Todd Connors from Perkins Restaurants Ontario and the St. James C3 council (Catholic, Community and Culture), students filled 2 large water jugs with pennies. Each jug weighed over 100 pounds. "Pennies for Pediatrics is a fundraising drive to benefit children’s care at Health Sciences North. The goal of the six-month campaign is to raise at least $100,000."  Read more...


St. James Makes an Appearance on the Mayor's Facebook Page

03/06/2013 - Students from St. James Catholic Elementary School recently visited the Mayor's office. As a thank you for her hospitality, the students sent her a thank you card that they created. The Mayor posted a picture of her reading the card and thanking them for their thoughtfulness. Read more...


St. James Celebrates Shrove Tuesday

02/20/2013 - Students at St. James Catholic Elementary School took part in Shrove Tuesday Celebrations to kick off the start of the Lenten Season. Students had the opportunity to eat delicious pancakes and talk about the meaning of Lent. Read more...


St. James Sings to a Hometown Crowd

02/15/2013 - On Friday, February 8, 2013, students at St. James Catholic Elementary School took part in an exciting opportunity. These students were asked to sing the national anthem at the Friday night Wolves game in front of a full crowd at the Sudbury Arena. Despite some nerves and anxiety, the students did an outstanding job led by St. James teacher Tammy Lanci."It was such an exciting event for the students," Lanci stated. " The students sang their hearts out for the entire Sudbury Arena crowd and we are very, very proud of their efforts!" Read more...


FULL DAY Kindergarten Information/Registration Night -TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013

01/31/2013 - There will be an information/registration night TODAY - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 for all parents interested in registering their child(ren) at one of the Sudbury Catholic elementary schools for FULL DAY Kindergarten beginning September, 2013. The information/registration night will start at 6:00 p.m. For more information about this event, please contact your local Catholic elementary school. For contact information about each school, go to http://www.scdsb.edu.on.ca/schools/schools.php, or contact the board office at (705)673-5620. Read more...


Walden Winter Carnival Committee Gifts Carved Bear to St. James

01/11/2013 - Students and staff at St. James Catholic Elementary School received a wonderful gift the first week back to school from the Christmas break. A beautifully carved wooden bear was donated to the school from the Walden Winter Carnival Organizing Committee. The school, which has been a part of the winter carnival for over 20 years, was given the bear that was carved by a chainsaw as a part of last year’s carnival. The St. James mascot is a bear so their newly donated bear – now representing their mascot, is now proudly on display in the school’s library with a commemorative plaque. Read more...


St. James Students Help Grinch's Heart Grow

12/14/2012 - St. James students are helping to make the Grinch's heart grow when they are "Caught Doing Something Good". The following is a poem that was created by teacher Sabrina Rocca and her students. Not only are students having fun watching the Grinch's heart grow bigger through acts of kindness, but also having fun with Literacy! Read more...


Students Talking about "What Christmas Means to Me" on Hot 93.5

12/11/2012 - Students from St. James Catholic Elementary School had the chance to visit Hot 93.5 radio station recently to record a series of messages about "What Christmas Means to me." They can't wait to hear themselves on the radio during this Christmas season. On behalf of St. James school, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" from students Kate Pappin, Brooklyn Kowaluk, Evan Gran, Cole Mackenzie and Sheamus Blum. Read more...


St. James Students Demonstrate the True Meaning of Christmas

12/06/2012 - The Fantastic Fours and Terrific 4/5's at St. James Catholic Elementary School got into the Christmas spirit early by packing gift boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Families went out and purchased items such as: hygiene products, clothing, toys, and school supplies. When all was said and done, the two classes filled 47 boxes. Inside each box was a letter of hope to the child that will be receiving the gifts. The St. James staff is very thankful for the generosity and support of the students and their families. Together they showed the true meaning of Christmas - how it is better to give than to receive! Read more...


"Our Dreams Matter Too" to St. James Students

12/04/2012 - St. James Catholic Elementary School was recently recognized for its participation in “Our Dreams Matter Too” - a walk for culturally based equity for First Nation children. The walk is organized to say now is the time for First Nation and non- Aboriginal children to work together to ensure all children in Canada receive equitable, culturally based services that help them succeed and feel proud of who they are. The project began as a result of the school’s vice principal, Dan Stargratt introducing the Grade 7/8 FI class to “Shannen's Dream” which is a student and youth focused campaign designed to raise awareness about inequitable funding for First Nations children, and encourages supporters to write letters to their Member of Parliament, to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, and to the Prime Minister of Canada. Read more...


A Creative Halloween at St. James

11/09/2012 - On October 31st, all students from St. James Catholic Elementary School participated in different Halloween activities. There were many different costumes throughout the school but Avery Blanchard, a grade four student used the metaphor “a fork in the road” to create her unique costume. Read more...


St. James – Bears Who Care!

10/15/2012 - Dressed in their best jammies, brothers Jackson and Carter Drigo proudly show off their coin donation in a specially decorated can. St. James held a PJ Day and coin drive on Friday, October 5th. Students brought in loose change in support of a local family whose young son has been diagnosed with cancer. Heading into the Thanksgiving weekend, students were reminded that even though the young boy attends a different school, we are all part of a larger community and we are thankful for the chance to show our support . The single day event raised more than $1700 for the family of 5 yr-old Carson Widdifield.  Read more...


St. James Bears Give Their School A Hug

10/15/2012 - On Wednesday, October 10, students at St. James Catholic School joined thousands worldwide as they gave their school a hug. "Give Your School a Hug™ day provides an opportunity for students all over the world to identify how to make their school better and invite members of the school community to join them to create a caring, safe and accepting school." (Idea created by Heartspeak) Superintendent Rossella Bagnato joined staff, students and parents as they gathered to literally give their school a hug. Read more...


Go St. James Go! Run Scott Run!

10/15/2012 - Pumped up by the cheers of his friends and teachers, St. James Bear Scott Chandler gives it his all at the finish line of the 4th Annual Laurentian University Cross-Country Challenge. Held on a beautiful sunny day in September, St. James was thrilled to send more than 95 students from Grades 3 – 8 to this exciting event. The enthusiasm of students to participate in the Junior 1.8 km race and the Senior 3.1 km race inspired St. James Staff to continue their promotion of life-long fitness and healthy living. Read more...


Costco Donates Backpacks to Students at St. James School

09/27/2012 - St. James students Paige, Torance and Ava celebrated their first day of school with new backpacks. These backpacks were graciously donated by Costco Wholesale, Sudbury.  Read more...


St. James School Celebrates the Anniversary of the Franco-Ontarien Flag

09/26/2012 - .St. James Catholic Elementary School Core French classes, lead by teacher Sabrina Rocca, celebrated the anniversary of the franco-ontarien flag on September 25, 2012. The flag was unveiled on September 25, 1975 at Laurentian University. On this day, students learned about its inception and significance. They celebrated by making their own franco-ontarien flags. Read more...


St. James Has Green Thumbs

06/19/2012 - Miss Cuda (grade 8 teacher) along with the Grade 7 and 8 students as St. James Catholic planted a native species garden at the front of the school.  Financial support was received for this action project through the EcoLeague™ Program at Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF).  Read more...


Family Time in St. James JK class

06/05/2012 - Sara Allen, a Junior Kindergarten student in the French Immersion program at St. James, enjoys having mom and dad at school. Together the JK class and their family members participated in a sing-a-long and created crafts together. This event reflects the importance of the home-school relationships that are nurtured at St. James. Read more...


Springtime in Kindergarten at St. James

05/31/2012 - The Senior Kindergarten class at St. James Catholic School invited their family members to help assemble crafts that represent the wonderful season of spring. Photographed is Kindergarten student Hannah Swearengen with her grandmother designing butterflies in celebration of the season of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. Read more...


Commitment to Stewardship at St. James

05/28/2012 - During Catholic Education week the Grade 8 students at St. James Catholic school painted birdhouses as a demonstration of the Virtue of Stewardship. The students learned the importance of placing birdhouses around their home because they provide nesting sites for birds. Providing nesting sites helps preserve bird populations. Stewardship is the responsible management of God's Earth and the simple act of hanging a birdhouse is living out this commitment. Read more...


Celebrating Safe Schools at St. James

05/22/2012 - Earlier this year, the St. James Safe Schools student council, named C3 (Catholic, Community and Culture) was awarded a Government of Ontario “Speak Up Grant” for their inclusive education campaign. In organizing activities, the C3 aims promote a positive school culture of mutual acceptance and inclusion. A recent C3 campaign was an in-school Safe Schools Button Contest. All students were given the opportunity to design a button that reflects the safe, caring, inclusive environment at St. James Catholic School. Several members of the school community judged the button submissions and three student designs were published as button badges for every student in the school. Read more...


St. James Students Look Through “God’s Eye”

05/21/2012 - Using an ancient tradition originating from Mexico, the Grade 5/6 French Immersion class at St. James Catholic School wove yarn around two sticks glued in the shape of a cross to create a “Sikuli”--"God's Eye". This tradition of the Huicholl Indians of Mexico is based on the belief that the person that "God's Eye" was created for, will be more knowledgeable to the ways of Jesus and wiser. According to the belief, the father creates a Sikuli (God's Eye) for their newborn and continues to add a length of yarn to the Sikuli on the child's birthday until the child is 5 years old.  Read more...


St. James Students Look Through “God’s Eye”

05/21/2012 - Using an ancient tradition originating from Mexico, the Grade 5/6 French Immersion class at St. James Catholic School wove yarn around two sticks glued in the shape of a cross to create a “Sikuli”--"God's Eye". This tradition of the Huicholl Indians of Mexico is based on the belief that the person that "God's Eye" was created for, will be more knowledgeable to the ways of Jesus and wiser. According to the belief, the father creates a Sikuli (God's Eye) for their newborn and continues to add a length of yarn to the Sikuli on the child's birthday until the child is 5 years old.  Read more...


St. James Students Look Through “God’s Eye”

05/21/2012 - Using an ancient tradition originating from Mexico, the Grade 5/6 French Immersion class at St. James Catholic School wove yarn around two sticks glued in the shape of a cross to create a “Sikuli”--"God's Eye". This tradition of the Huicholl Indians of Mexico is based on the belief that the person that "God's Eye" was created for, will be more knowledgeable to the ways of Jesus and wiser. According to the belief, the father creates a Sikuli (God's Eye) for their newborn and continues to add a length of yarn to the Sikuli on the child's birthday until the child is 5 years old.  Read more...


Superintendent Bagnato Congratulates St. James Winners

05/14/2012 - As part of a Safe Schools initiative students were given the opportunity to design a button that reflects the safe, caring, inclusive environment at St. James Catholic School. Several members of the school community judged the button submissions and three student designs were published as button badges for every student in the school. Superintendent Rossella Bagnato personally visited St. James to congratulate the finalists. Read more...


St. James SK-FI Students Celebrate Their Love of Music

05/14/2012 - Students in the SK French Immersion program at St. James Catholic School celebrated their love of music with a Spring Sing-Along. As part of the school's Catholic Education week, the children performed a number of French songs for their parents and grandparents. Afterwards, they had the chance to share in some refreshments with their families. Read more...


Stewardship @ St. James School

04/04/2012 - During the month of April, Sudbury Catholic Schools celebrate the virtue of Stewardship. At St. James Catholic School students are promoting a variety of environmental friendly initiatives in hopes of reminding everyone that the Earth is a gift to us from God who has entrusted the planet to us. The grade 8 students are promoting a unique opportunity for all students to become a steward of the Earth by launching a school version of EARTH HOUR. During EARTH HOUR all classrooms are encouraged to turn off their lights during the lunch hour. Read more...


Partners Sign Community Threat Assessment Protocol

04/04/2012 - Representatives of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, area school boards and local agencies signed a Community Threat Assessment Protocol on March 27, 2012, pledging to work together to ensure schools remain safe for students and staff. The Community Threat Assessment Protocol is a collaborative response to student behaviour that may pose a risk to other students, staff and members of the community. Under the initiative, school boards, police and community partners will share information, advice and support. Plans will be developed to minimize risk.  Read more...


Trustee Scappatura Congratulates St. James Student

03/23/2012 - As part of the Sudbury Catholic Board’s celebration of the International Day of La Francophonie, students in all schools across the board were involved in designing a button that reflected their perspective on celebrating and acknowledging the French language. The first place winner in the Sudbury Catholic Board’s Francophone button contest was Roman Leblanc, a grade 8 French Immersion student at St. James School. Roman “designed the button to represent our French culture. The button includes the Canadian and Franco-Ontarien flags and the flags are surrounded by the international French colours”. Roman’s button was distributed to students boardwide as part of Sudbury Catholic’s Franco-Fun celebration. Read more...


Franco-Fun Day at St. James School

03/22/2012 - Students, staff and community partners celebrated the International Day of La Francophonie on March 20th at St. James Catholic School. Gathered in the gymnasium everyone participated in DPA (Daily Physical Activity) by exercising, dancing and singing “en français” thanks to an electronic presentation created by French Immersion teacher Madame Rocca and her students. Read more...


St. James School “Fun Family Faith Night”

03/05/2012 - St. James Catholic School and St. Pius X Parish of Lively partnered to create an event that brought the school and the faith community together. The School Council led by Chairperson Jane Saal planned a “Fun Family Faith Night”. The evening offered an opportunity to share in many faith-based activities and games geared to both students and their families and provided a forum to celebrate the virtues and values of our Catholic School.  Read more...


St. James Safe School Council Awarded “Speak Up Grant”

02/23/2012 - St. James Safe School student council, named C3 - Catholic, Community and Culture-- was awarded a Government of Ontario “Speak Up Grant” for their inclusive education campaign. The C3 council gives students a voice in making St. James a place where everyone feels welcome and therefore students are provided with ample opportunities to participate in school decisions that will shape their lives and the lives of their peers. In organizing activities the C3 aims to create a caring and safe school environment and messaging the importance of inclusion and respect for everyone at St. James School. Read more...


Cupid Arrives Early at St. James School

02/13/2012 - Cupid arrived early at St. James Catholic School with a message for all students. Every student and staff member received in a Valentine Candy Gram along with a reminder from Cupid. The message read, “On Valentine's Day we remember to let those we care about know that we love them. Tell your parents, brothers, sisters and other family members how much you love them. Be kind to your friends and remember to smile. Happy Valentine's Day”. Read more...


St. James Hosts JK Registration Night

02/08/2012 - Prospective JK students and their families enjoyed a variety of stations at the Kindergarten registration evening held on February 7th at St. James Catholic School in Lively. The up and coming JKers experienced a glimpse into school life by participating in a wide variety of activities; such as hands-on Smart Board activities, playing with gym equipment, and visiting and exploring the Kindergarten classrooms.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Celebrates Birth at St. James

12/15/2011 - St James Catholic Elementary Catholic School hosted a Drum Birthing ceremony on Tuesday, December 13th. Students from grades three to six watched as their peers awakened their drums through the guidance of Verna Hardwick, Ojibwe Language Teacher. In September, students had the opportunity to attend a three day retreat at the Killarney Shebanoning Outdoor Environmental Education Centre and participated in everything from scraping the hide to stretching it and preparing their rings. Drum Maker, Clyde Migwans, instructed students on the process and art of drum making. Students walked away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the hard work that goes into making traditional hand drums and gained valuable lessons in patience, stewardship and respect.  Read more...


St. James Community Generously Supports the Sudbury Infant Food Bank

12/08/2011 - The St. James C3 (Catholic, Community and Culture) Student Council decided there was no better way to celebrate the Christmas season than by helping other children in need. Upon hearing that the Sudbury Infant Food Bank is running a Christmas campaign to help raise funds and supplies for Greater Sudbury’s most vulnerable; babies and young children, the students planned a theme day in support of this campaign. The generosity of the families of St. James School is evident in the carloads of donations of diapers, baby wipes, baby food jars, baby cereal, gift certificates and money donations.  Read more...


Anti-Bullying Bingo at St. James

11/30/2011 - The student safe schools council at St. James Catholic School came up with a creative way to promote a positive, safe school culture and take a stand againstt bullying. The students brainstormed a variety of ways to raise awareness and promote their school anti-bullying policy and decided on a bingo game as a school-wide strategy. Instead of numbers the cards were filled with words that reflect the safe, caring and inclusive school environment at St. James. The student safe schools council selected the anti-bullying words.  Read more...


St. James Hops on Stewardship

11/20/2011 -  Read more...


Giving St. James School a BIG Bear Hug

11/02/2011 - Students, teachers, parents, school staff, clergy and educational partners held hands together to literally form a “human circle” and gave St. James School a BIG Bear Hug on October 26, 2011. Forming a circle by holding hands recognized that everyone makes a difference and plays an important role in the education of the St James students. Prior to going outside to form a circle, Bishop Noel Simard addressed the students and explained how hugs are a sign of welcoming and acceptance of everyone. Read more...


“Witchy” Visitor at St. James

10/26/2011 -  Read more...


St. James School "On Fire"... Truck

10/24/2011 - Fire Prevention Education starts at a young age and the Kindergarten students at St. James Catholic School had a hands-on approach with a visit with trained personnel, thanks to the Greater Sudbury Fire Department. In bringing the fire truck to school, the students learned about fire safety and awareness. The hands-on approach was the perfect way to get important fire safety message across while still having fun in the process. Read more...


St. James Students Complete a Marathon for Terry Fox

10/11/2011 - Canadian icon Terry Fox continues to inspire the students at St. James Catholic School. Every student at St. James participated in the annual “Toonies for Terry” Walk and over $500 in donations were forwarded to the Terry Fox Foundation. Mrs. Denomme’s Grade 8 students added a mathematical dimension to their walk. After watching a video about Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, Grade 8 class came up with the idea of running a combined distance of 26 miles.  Read more...


St. James Parents Creating Hopes and Dreams

10/06/2011 - Parents at St. James Catholic School have the opportunity to write good luck wishes and messages to their child(ren) on the “Wall of Fame”. Located in the front foyer of the school the “Wall of Fame” reflects the Sudbury Catholic Board’s vision “Sudbury Catholic Schools…Creating hopes and dreams through excellence.” Parents can express in writing their personal hopes and dreams for their own children for this school year.  Read more...


St. James hosts “Evening with the Stars” Open House

09/27/2011 - St. James Catholic School held an “Evening with the Stars” Open House to welcome new and familiar parents and students back to school. Each family participated in a scavenger hunt to locate photos of famous people hidden in each classroom. The scavenger hunt allowed parents to tour the entire school and introduce themselves to all staff as well as their child(ren)’s teacher.  Read more...


Wishing for September at St. James School

06/09/2011 -  Read more...


Pichi Ngamo at St. James Catholic School

06/06/2011 - Lana Trudeau, Aboriginal support worker with the Sudbury Catholic School Board has the led the Pichi Ngamo Program (Robin Sing) at St. James Catholic School. The Pichi Ngamo program is a seven session Aboriginal focus lunch program, which builds cultural esteem and pride. The students involved in the project had the opportunity to create cultural crafts such as Medicine bags, handshakers, and beaded key chains. Also included in the Pichi Ngamo program, is the tradition of the Talking Stick.  Read more...


St. James Hosts Family Aboriginal Night

05/26/2011 - St. James Catholic School in Lively hosted a family evening for its Aboriginal students and families at the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (Whitefish Lake First Nation) Community Center. Approximately 120 students, parents, grandparents, relatives and St. James staff gathered to celebrate and spotlight the work and achievement of St. James’ Aboriginal students. Read more...


St. James Students Go "Bongo"

05/20/2011 - The grade 2 and 3 French Immersion class enjoy the bongos, intended to help students develop a good sense of beat, how to play rhythm, as well as developing an understanding and appreciation of music. Teacher Mme Itotoz taught students techniques for producing a variety of tones and drum sounds and the students were proud of the use of patterns to create a class musical composition. Read more...


St. James School and Sunny Fournier team up for Haiti

05/16/2011 - St. James Catholic School kicked off its May virtue of Empathy with an inspirational presentation by the school custodian Sunny Fournier. Fournier visited Haiti after the devastating earthquakes and he shared a slideshow with the students depicting the struggles but also the hopes of Haitians as they try to rebuild. As a living testament to the virtue of empathy—(putting yourself in someone else’s shoes) a silver coin collection took place and in the usual generous ways St. James school donated the proceeds to “Mission Par La Foie” Orphanage.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Supports the Gift of Life

05/02/2011 - During National Organ Donation Week, staff at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board showed their support by purchasing t-shirts with the logo - Life Life then Give Life. The t-shirts are available for $10 at all of the Board's four secondary schools and are being sold to raise awareness about the importance of the Gift of Life. Read more...


Unique Intramural Sport at St. James Schools

04/27/2011 - The grade 4 to 8 students at St. James Catholic School in Lively play organized goalball at lunch recess. A total of 27 teams participate in this game for the blind that is gaining in popularity around the world. The game was introduced to St. James school by Mr. Adriano Simonato, Specialist Teacher of the Blind and Partially Sighted. Read more...


St. James Learns Traditional Art of Pysanky

04/21/2011 - During the Easter season, the grade 6,7and 8 French Immersion class from St. James Catholic School in Lively welcomed Jan Buley, a professor at Laurentian University who loves to teach the art of Pysanky--Ukrainian Easter eggs. These eggs are a traditional craft in Ukraine, with a history of thousands of years. Pysanky are decorated in many steps using a kistka, beeswax and several colours of dye. The students loved the experience and learned a very short but interesting lesson on the traditional craftof egg decorating and Ukrainian culture.  Read more...


St. James welcomes Elder Vince Pawis

04/14/2011 - As part of the “Elders in the School Program”, Elder Vince Pawis (middle) shares his wise counsel and guidance with the students of St. James School. Vince uses the Medicine Wheel to express the meaning of the Four Sacred Directions which encompass all the teachings of the Seven Grandfathers. The students and school Deacon Pat Raymond and principal Cara Soehner participated in a smudging ceremony followed by a hands-on-approach to the Aboriginal Teachings. Read more...


Community Inspired by Equity Advocate

03/27/2011 - On Thursday, March 24, staff from both the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and the Rainbow District School Board were given the opportunity to attend a workshop with Chris D’Souza on Building Inclusive Schools and Communities. Approximately 300 teachers, administrators, Education Assistants and community members attended the presentation at the Holiday Inn to listen to D’Souza’s important message about the eradication of discrimination in our communities.  Read more...


Moving through Zumba at St. James

03/21/2011 -  Read more...


St. James Catholic School Student a District Winner in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest!

02/28/2011 - Each year, Lions clubs around the world sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This year’s theme was ‘Vision of Peace’. Students, ages 11,12,13 were eligible to participate. Brandon Digby, a grade7 student at St. James Catholic School in Lively captured the A-5 district award and was presented with a cheque of $250. Classmates were thrilled to be part of the award ceremony. Read more...


St. James Holds Family Math Night

02/28/2011 - In conjunction with School Council, St. James staff hosted a Family Numeracy Evening where students and their parents engaged in a variety of hands-on Math activities. The goal of the Family Math Night was to appreciate the pleasure of mathematics through the power of family interaction. There were a variety of engaging activities to promote mathematical thinking and Math language.  Read more...


Sudbury Catholic Enhances Social Media Presence with Launch of Facebook Page

02/15/2011 - As a follow up to the launch of Board’s Social Media initiative, the Sudbury Catholic District School Board is extremely excited to announce that it has launched the Sudbury Catholic Facebook Page. As with the Board’s other social media initiatives, Facebook will be used to celebrate new programming initiatives, school events, upcoming events as well as a means to disseminate any urgent or otherwise important information out to parents, guardians, students and other stakeholders. Read more...


St. James Student Draws a Winner

01/10/2011 -  Read more...


St. James Student Proud Winner of "Teddy Bear Colouring Contest"

12/14/2010 - St. James Catholic School in Lively supported the fourth annual Teddy Bear Picnic-- a fundraising event organized by the students at Cambrian College's Police Foundations program in conjunction with the Sudbury and District Unit of Canadian Cancer Society. Read more...


Getting into the Holiday Spirit at St. James

11/23/2010 -  Read more...


"Cell-ebrating Cells" at St. James

11/01/2010 - The Let's Talk Science team from Cambrian College visited St. James Catholic School in Lively to "Cell-ebrate Cells" with the grades 7 & 8 students. Read more...


St James Celebrates Hallowe'en

10/29/2010 -  Read more...


St. James Students Create Portfolios

10/13/2010 - Just as artists, investment brokers, architects, and other professionals use portfolios to showcase their best work, the French Immersion students of Mme Narozanski's class from St. James Catholic school are developing portfolios to highlight their best schoolwork. With teacher guidance, every student chooses work samples to place in the portfolio as the year progresses. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Selected Provincially as a School on the Move

06/20/2010 - St. James Catholic School joined an elite group of schools across Ontario recently that have been recognized by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat as a School on the Move. The School on the Move initiative highlights schools that are making substantial progress in raising student achievement and have sustained this progress over several years. St. James was nominated by the Ministry of Education and after a visit to the school by Ministry officials, was one of only 33 schools selected provincially. Read more...


New Life at St. James School

06/14/2010 - Students at St. James Catholic Elementary school had the unique opportunity this past month to witness the hatching of baby ducks. Grade 5 student, Danielle Battistelli has a love for ducks so her family offered the school a whole kit including eggs, an incubator and all supplies and equipment needed in order to hatch some duck eggs. The school jumped at this chance to show students the miracle of new life and within a few weeks time the first batch of eggs hatched. Read more...


Mr. Winegarden speaks to the students of St. James.

06/03/2010 - The students at St. James Catholic school had the privilege of having Mr. Winegarten speak to them about some of the barriers of being visually impaired and how goals can be accomplished with "good old hard work and to follow you passion". Read more...


St. James Hosts Family Barbecue for Catholic Education Week

05/07/2010 - Students, family members and staff gathered at St. James Catholic Elementary School in Lively on the evening of May 7 as the school hosted a family barbecue and celebration. In honour of Catholic Education Week, the night kicked off with a performance by the school choir (under the direction of teacher Tammy Lanci), and was followed by a short service that included a student presentation of the Virtues that are celebrated by all SCDSB schools. Read more...


St. James Gets "Wild at Heart"

03/31/2010 - The Grade One classes at St. James School in Lively enjoyed a visit by Sarah Wendorf, Education Co-ordinator for the Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre in Lively. Sarah gave a wonderful and informative laptop presentation showing how the refuge centre rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned animals. She also had the pupils participate in an activity to help them understand the use of materials employed at the centre. Read more...


Torch Run Kicks Off St. James Winter Olympics

02/24/2010 - St. James Catholic School was thrilled to have Olympic Torchbearer Chris Jeffkins lead the school in a Torch Relay to officially open their Winter Olympic Day. Read more...


St. James Student Council and Custodian Unite to Create Hopes and Dreams for Haiti

02/04/2010 - Five hundred dollars was collected during a recent theme day hosted by the St. James student council for Haitian relief. Read more...


Singing for Literacy at St. James Catholic Elementary School

01/27/2010 - Musician Chuck Roberts led a sing-along at St. James Catholic School in celebration of Family Literacy Day. Read more...


St. James Recycles for Haiti

01/27/2010 - Grade 5 Eco-Squad leaders at St. James Catholic School in Lively are collecting milk bags which are used to make sleeping mats. The bags are crocheted by a neighbour Cindy Kavanaugh into comfortable, waterproof mats which will be forwarded to Haiti.  Read more...


St. James Catholic School Receives Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Award

11/25/2009 - The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is pleased to announce that St. James Catholic School has been presented with the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Award in recognition of the school community’s dedication to student achievement and use of provincial assessment results to improve student learning Read more...


St. James Catholic School Supports the United Way

05/14/2009 - During the school year the St. James Student Council and staff held various in-school fundraisers such as selling candy grams and special luncheons to help local “people in need” through the United Way. Read more...


St. James Idol a Hit with School Community

05/04/2009 - St. James Catholic School held its Idol competition recently. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Hosts Aboriginal “Mishoomis and Nikoomis Day”

11/21/2007 - As part of its School Improvement Plan, the St. James Catholic School Parent Council initiated an Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Committee to promote Native cultural understanding and appreciation to both native and non-native students. Read more...


St. James to Host Mishoomis and Nikoomis Day

11/05/2007 - St. James Catholic School in Lively will be hosting a Mishoomis and Nikoomis Day (Aboriginal Grandpa and Grandma Day)on Monday, November 12, 2007. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Hosts a New Episode of "House"

02/16/2007 - The staff and students of St. James Catholic School in Lively invite you to view a new episode of HOUSE on Friday, February 23, 2007 at the school located at 280 Anderson Drive, (across from the Tom Davies Arena). All the HOUSE cast will assemble at 1:00 p.m. in the school gym. Although Dr. Gregory House will not be making an appearance you can watch the whole school implement the concept of HOUSE. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Hosts "Valentines for Vets"

01/26/2007 - Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites schools from across Canada to craft and design valentines for the Valentines for Vets program. The entire student body at St. James Catholic School will create Valentine cards, poems, letters and drawings to be forwarded to VAC. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Launches Annual Food Drive

12/18/2006 - Mr. Roland Muzzatti, Superintendent of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board joined the St. James Catholic Student Council’s annual food drive launch. The Student Council organized a pyjama day, whereby the students wore their PJ’s to school in return for a donation to the food drive. All food items collected were delivered to the Walden Food Bank. Read more...


St. James, St. David Students Make Appearance at MCTV Christmas Telethon

11/30/2006 - Mrs. V. Hardwick's Native Language students of St. James and St. David hand drummed and sang at the Christmas Telethon on December 2, 2006. The telethon was broadcast on MCTV from 2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Read more...


Olympic Athlete Visits St. James, St. David Catholic Schools

07/04/2006 - The St. James Catholic School Drummers welcomed guest speaker Sharon Firth in traditional native fashion with an Honour Song at the school prior to her presentation to the student body. Sharon was a member of Canada's national cross-country ski team for an unprecedented 17 consecutive years, competing on the World Cup circuit and in four winter Olympic Games. In her presentation at both St. James and St. David Catholic Schools Ms. Firth delivered a powerful message to all students. She inspires all students to believe in their dreams and work hard to achieve them. Read more...


Wireless Laptops Enhance Curriculum at St. James Catholic School

06/13/2006 - Students in Mr. Lusk's Grade 5 class at St. James Catholic School are not only learning to take care of their bones but they are sharing what they learned with the world. The students participated in the "Power4 Bones" program designed specifically for the Grade 5 curriculum. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Hosts Boys' Literacy Launch "Travel the World of Literacy"

05/15/2006 - St. James Catholic School has received funding from the Ministry of Education for action research on Boys' Literacy. The goals of this initiative are to improve boys' attitudes toward reading and ultimately to improve their literacy skills. The school is purchasing reading materials that engage all readers, but in particular young male readers. Items such as nonfiction materials, humour books, action and adventure series, and sports cards and magazines are part of the strategies of the Literacy Program. Read more...


St. James Catholic School “Care Bears” Make a Difference

03/13/2006 - Walk into St. James Catholic School in Lively and you will quickly take notice of their slogan, "The Home of the Bears." But on Thursday, March 9 more than 400 students at St. James became "The Home of the Care Bears" as they celebrated "Jordan Primeau" day as a tribute to Jordan, a Junior Kindergarten classmate who is battling leukemia at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Celebrates Jordan Primeau Day

03/08/2006 - The St. James Catholic School community is pitching in to help Junior Kindergarten student Jordan Primeau. Jordan is bravely undergoing treatment at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for leukemia. With that in mind the St. James School Community (students, staff and parents) are planning several activities to help the Primeau family both spiritually and financially. Read more...


St. James Catholic School Students Celebrate Their Heritage

03/07/2006 - Grade 5 and 6 students at St. James Catholic School in Lively were given the opportunity to display their Historica Fair projects to judges, teachers, family, friends and fellow students at presentation held at the school recently. Read more...


Smudging Ceremony at St. James Catholic School

11/04/2005 - The students of St. James Catholic School in Lively attended a Smudging Ceremony hosted by their Native language class. Native teachings and Smudging were led by Vince Pawis and the ceremony included the Shidaakii Drummers and the St. James Native student dancers and drummers. Read more...


"Little Fingers Music" to Jam with St. James Catholic School Students

10/18/2005 - On Wednesday, October 19 and Monday, October 24, 2005, the childrens' rock star singer Charlie Kert of "Little Fingers Music" will be jamming with students at St. James Catholic School in Lively. Charlie will be conducting music workshops with classes from Grade 2-4. Read more...


Battle of the Bands

10/22/2004 - French Immersion students at St.James School were entertained by Grade 6, 7, 8 students from Madame Laframboises' class. Read more...


St. James Teacher Helps Launch New Book

06/28/2004 - SCDSB JK teacher Rosanna Battigelli was at Chapters last Saturday to sign copies of the new book Mamma Mia! Good Italian Girls Talk Back. Mrs. Battigelli is the proud contributor of two stories to this anthology that celebrates Italian-Canadian history and culture through tales of laughter, tears and triumph. Read more...





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