Lorraine Davies, Educational Assistant, woman with the bright pink hair in the photograph, asked the student population to raise funds for the Relay for Life charity event that she participated in. The class raised a whopping $240.00! Lorraine coloured her hair pink for the cause and the class will be rewarded with an ice cream party for their efforts! Win - Win for everyone!Sudents Support Relay for Life
Sacred Heart Catholic School is proud to report that Mr. Croisier’s and Mrs. Landry’s Grade 6 class have completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program and celebrated with a graduation hosted by Constable Emile Lamothe from the Kirkland Lake OPP detachment. Mr. Lamothe and the Grade 6 teachers have worked diligently in teaching the students about making responsible choices. Several students presented essays on what they learned in the program, and two groups of students did dramatic presentations to show what they learned in the program. We are very proud of the DARE graduates for all of their hard work and pray that they remember that the gift of prayer in their lives will help them to connect with God, and help them not be lead into temptation.Picture of D.A.R.E. Graduates
The final activity for Sacred Heart Catholic School CEW was the judging of a door decorating contest. Staff and students were to decorate the door using the theme of Walking in the Light of Christ. What creativity! Mrs. Brisson's door took first prize, Mr. Breen's door took second prize, and Ms. Bates' door took third prize. All the students from these classes will receive an ice cream party.
For pictures of all three winning doors, please go to the Photo Gallery.
Picture of Mrs. Brisson's Winning Door
Thinking in the Light of Christ - students wrote positive messages about themselves and others on candle shaped construction paper. These messages were hung from the tree and it became our Tree of Knowledge.Picture of Tree of Knowledge
Living in the Light of Christ: SHCS School Council funded a spaghetti dinner for family and friends of SHCS. The meal was prepared by Gr. 7/8 students, Mrs. Spadetto-Forward, and all the EA staff including Jodi Doonan, Lorraine Davies, and Darleen Smith. The meal was awesome! The untitled photo is Darleen Smith helping out a little girl here with her big brother and her family.SHCS School Council Family Spaghetti Dinner
What a beautiful day for walking in the Light of Christ! The students, staff, and parents from St. Jerome School and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Kirkland showed their school spirit by celebrating Catholic Education Week with a march down Government Road in Kirkland Lake. Catholic education is alive and well!Catholic education is alive and well!
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Sacred Heart Catholic School students held their very successful Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart on February 21st. As you can see in the attached picture we had 59 participants in total for both events. The students raised over $2000.00 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation! What a way to celebrate Heart Month!Sacred Heart Catholic School Students take part in Heart Fundraiser
Sacred Heart Catholic School is very proud of its Industrial Arts program run by Mr. Robert Breen. The attached photo highlights one of the completed projects by Grade 7 and 8 students. This program also caters to the 7 and 8 students at Holy Family School.
Sacred Heart Catholic School Studetns proudly display a project completed in their Industrial Arts Program
Sacred Heart Catholic School recently held its annual Public Speaking Contest. The competition was fierce this year with speeches covering a variety of topics from personal holidays to bullying, obesity, and images of beauty in the media. Congratulations to all 17 participants and best wishes to Robert and Hope as they move on to the Legion Public Speaking Contest to be held on February 15th at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall in Kirkland Lake.
Junior Division Winners:
1st Place: Robert Benitez-Ek
2nd Place: Abigail Adair
Intermediate Division Winners:
1st Place: Hope Stanwick
2nd Place: Jacob McGonigalPicture of Public Speaking Contest Winners
The students in Ms. Bates class performed a read-a-loud of The Matchstick Girl to the entire school during our Spirit Assembly to celebrate the virtue of Charity. This class has been very charitable throughout the Advent Season. They helped clean Holy Name Parish to prepare the church for the Advent Season. They also prepared an Advent service for the Third Week of Advent, and began a canned food drive for the Salvation Army.The Virtue of Charity Alive at Sacred Heart Catholic School
Sacred Heart School is demonstrating the December Virtue of Charity with a toy drive for those children less fortunate within our community. Mlle Guevremont's Grade 1 class and Miss Salvati's Grade 3 class are conducting a Toy Drive within the school; all students are asked to bring in old and used toys to donate to those less fortunate in the community. The toys are being donated to Child and Family Services.Sacred Heart School Toy Drive Picture
The Virtue of Charity was celebrated in a special way at Sacred Heart Catholic school. Many schools participated in the "Free the Children" Vow of Silence throughout Ontario. Our students participated and the money that was raised by the students was donated to the Canadian Red Cross to help the people in Attawapiskat.
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Sacred Heart School Toy Drive Picture
This year, Sacred Heart Catholic School, in Kirkland Lake, wanted to support the Royal Canadian Legion's Annual Poppy Campaign. Staff and students participated in a "Pennies for Poppies" competition. The class to bring in the most monetary donations would win an afternoon of pop, chips, and a movie from the School Principal. The winning class was Mr. Croisier's class with over $180 raised! In total, almost $650 was raised for our veterans.
Cheryl Ricco, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Principal, comments “I am so proud to be a part of this school community! They continue to show the community what Catholic Education is all about: doing unto others as others do unto them. Lest we forget.”
We will remember them.Sacred Heart Catholic School Girls Volleyball Team Photo
Sacred Heart Catholic School is number one when it comes to collecting food for those in need. The students brought in over 1000 items of canned goods and other foods for the KL Food Bank. The staff also donated all of their dress-down Friday money from last year (almost $450) to the Food Bank. Congratulations to the Students and Staff at Sacred Heart Catholic School who know the meaning of giving and sharing what they have!
A special congratulations to Adam Orth's Gr. 7 class who brought in 367 food items alone!Sacred Heart Catholic School Donates to KL Food Bank