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Official ground-breaking of the new Catholic schools in Espanola

June 14, 2018

WHAT ?               Official ground-breaking of the new Catholic schools in Espanola

Members of the media are invited to attend the official ground-breaking ceremony for the new building in Espanola that will house two new schools: an English Catholic school (kindergarten to grade 8) operated by the Huron Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) and a French language Catholic school (kindergarten to grade 12) operated by the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO). The new schools will welcome students from Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School, École Saint-Joseph and École secondaire catholique Franco-Ouest in September 2020.

A song composed and recorded by CSCNO students to be unveiled this week

June 13, 2018

The result of a very unique music project will be unveiled this coming Friday, June 15, around 10 a.m. at École secondaire catholique l’Horizon, located at 1650 Valleyview in Val Caron. Over the course of the last two school years, students from various Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) schools had the opportunity to work with Stef Paquette, a well-known Franco-Ontarian artist, and compose an original, unique and inspiring song.

This particular project began last year as part of the Artists in Residence Program, which was made available to students through the support of the Ontario Arts Council. Mentored by Stef Paquette, grade 5 École Ste-Thérèse (Val Thérèse) students composed a song entitled “Tout l’monde est pareil” (We are all the same).

More than 1,500 grade 6 to 8 students to take part in St-Jean Baptiste concert

June 5, 2018

Greater Sudbury, June 5, 2018 – On Thursday, June 7, at 10:30 a.m., over 1,500 grade 6, 7 and 8 francophone students from some 30 Greater Sudbury, Sudbury East, North Shore and other Northern Ontario schools will gather at Bell Park’s Grace Hartman Amphitheatre for the St-Jean Baptiste concert featuring the Francophone music group Règlement 17 and DJ Unpier. The concert is presented through the collaborative effort of the Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO), the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) and Laurentian University.

CSCNO President receives a provincial appreciation award recognizing his contributions to Catholic education

May 31, 2018

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of Francophone Catholic schools, Ontario’s eight French language Catholic school boards undertook a Provincial Recognition Tour last fall with the support of the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC), to recognize the work and exceptional commitment of the members of their school communities. The tour made one last stop in Sudbury, timed to coincide with the annual AFOCSC Congress, where the work of an exceptional school board trustee was recognized.

On Friday, May 25, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) school board trustee and President André Bidal was honoured for his many contributions to French  language Catholic education over almost 40 years.

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