Spotlight June 18

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June 18, 2019

Policies Approved

During the June 18 Board Meeting, trustees approved two policies:

Community Use of Facilities Policy (800.2) and Bullying Prevention and Intervention Policy (302.6.8) are available on the Board website for public review.

2019-2020 Annual Budget

Niagara Catholic’s Board of Trustees approved the original estimates for the 2019-2020 Annual Budget during the June 18 Board Meeting. The estimates are built on an approximate enrollment of 20,878 students in 2019-2020. The complete report is available in section C2 of the June 18 Board Meeting agenda.

The 2019-2020 Annual Budget book will be available on the Board website in early July.

Saying Goodbye to Trustee Madison McKinney

During the final Board meeting for 2018-2019, outgoing student trustee Madison McKinney offered a very heartfelt farewell and thank you to her colleague Jade Bilodeau, Niagara Catholic’s Board of Trustees and members of senior staff.

Jade, who will return for the second of her two-year mandate, joined by incoming student truestee Luca DiPietro, also had kind words for the Board and for Maddie, who will attend Carleton University in the fall.

Click to read Madison and Jade’s comments.

Provincial and National Medalists 


Para-track Gold medal winner Paige Nevestuk with her coaches Mrs. DiIanni and Mr. Hubbard, Principal Joe Zaroda and trustee Leanne Prince.


Dylan Wall, who won a silver medal in singles tennis at OFSAA earlier this month, with her coaches Luca Gandola and Marisa Wall, and trustees Kathy Burtnik and Larry Huibers.


Two student-athletes were recognized during the June 18 Board Meeting for their accomplishments in provincial competition.

Dylan Wall, a Grade 12 student at Saint Francis Catholic Secondary School, was recognized for her OFSAA Silver medal in girls’ singles tennis, and Paige Nevestuk, a Grade 10 student at Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School, was recognized for her Gold medal in Girls’ 200-metre wheelchair in OFSAA’s para-track event.

They each received Excellence in Sport pins for their accomplishments.


Niagara Catholic Has Record-Breaking 10th Year of 100 Percent EcoSchools Certification

Niagara Catholic Director of Education John Crocco is pleased to announce that the Board has received 100 per cent EcoSchools certification for the ninth consecutive year.

The Ontario EcoSchools program integrates environmental education, environmentally sound practices and environmentally responsible actions into a school or classroom setting. This creates a culture of conservation that is ingrained in students from their early years that they will practise at home and at school, and changes the habits of teaching and school staff. Niagara Catholic was the first school board in Ontario to receive 100 per cent EcoSchools certification in 2010, and is the only Board to have had 10 consecutive years of Board-wide certification.

Read the EcoSchools media release here.

Good News

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