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Spartans Raise $1003 for the Smiths Falls and Perth Food Banks

On Friday October 19th, Spartans took to the baseball diamond at Conlon Farm, for a friendly teacher student baseball game, raising money for our local food banks. Congratulations to the teachers who came out on top! WAY TO GO SPARTANS! 


“Student Vote” The grade 8 students hosted this year’s Student Vote.

Students in grades 7/8 placed their ballots for candidates in the Municipality of Perth on October 19th.

Student Vote is a hands-on learning program that brings democracy into the classroom and helps foster the habits of active and engaged citizenship.

Students learn about government and the electoral process, and research the issues, parties and candidates through classroom activities and media consumption. On Student Vote Day, students cast ballots for the official election candidates running in their school’s electoral district.

Student Vote is the flagship program of CIVIX, Canada’s leading civic education charity. The Student Vote project for the 2018 provincial election was made possible by Elections Ontario.

For more information please see the link below.


Yearbooks are now available for Pre-Order $45.00, visit Mrs. Minnema in the Library to see how you can win a free yearbook!

Yearbooks can be pre ordered anytime from Mrs. Minnema in the Library Room 212.

‘A Solid Investment Towards a Promising Health Care Career’!

The CDSBEO Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program is a provincially accredited program that is delivered in various communities throughout our board by qualified health care providers with nursing backgrounds.  Our PSW students graduate with qualifications equal to those taking a PSW program at a community college with significant cost savings.  

 Each of our PSW programs include opportunities for various certifications, as well as the ability to earn credits towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  Please check out our website for more information.

Information sessions about the PSW program for our February 2019 intake will take place on the following days and locations.

November 27/18          1:00 – 2:00       St. James Catholic Education Center – Smiths Falls

November 28/18          3:00 – 4:00       St. Mary C.H.S. – Brockville

December 3/18             2:00 – 3:00       Cornwall Board Office

December 7/18             3:00 – 4:00       St. Joseph – Gananoque

December 10/18          3:00 – 4:00       St. Jude – Vankleek Hill

December 12/18          3:00 – 4:00       St. Michael C.H.S. – Kemptville

Kindness in CDSBEO Schools

CDSBEO schools are great places to learn! We are living our spiritual theme. BE HOLY! JOY SPRINGS FROM A LOVING HEART! Watch this video about the amazing kindness initiatives taking place in our schools!


Royal Canadian Legion’s Annual Remembrance Day Posters, Poems and Essays Contest

Entries are due to Mrs. Peckham by Wednesday, November 14th. Cash prizes are available. 

Each year, the Ontario Speaker’s Award for Youth Writers celebrates the work of young authors in Grades 7-12.

Young authors are encouraged to submit their short stories and personal essays to be considered for this contest. This is a great opportunity for the young writers in your school to celebrate their talents and showcase their work! 
Original English and French fiction and non-fiction essay submissions are welcome, and a winner from each of the following three grade categories will be chosen: grades 7-8, grades 9-10, and grades 11-12. 
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Legislative Building in Toronto and will have their work published on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario website.
Please find additional information at the following link: Ontario Speaker’s Award for Youth Writers.  Online applications are accepted from September 30th to November 8th, 2018.

The Catholic Women’s League Council of St John the Baptist Parish in Perth is holding their annual fundraiser on Saturday November 3, 2018

For more information please see the link below.



St. John’s Amazing Race happening on Monday October 29th, 2018!

Mr. Brouillard’s Gr. 12 Business Class is running the St. John’s version of the AMAZING RACE! Deadline to join is October 26th, 2018. For more details please see the poster below.

Community Clothing Drive for the Homeless Kicks Off!

St. John Spartans will be collecting winter clothing items for the homeless, during CDSBEO Days to show our support for our community! Please place all donations in the box outside the main office. Thank you for supporting our community!

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