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Academics

At Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School we believe that it is important to recognize student achievement, participation and excellence through the presentation of awards for individual and group success.

Our Lady of sorrows School recognizes some of the students' achievements with the following awards:

Grade Eight Graduation Awards:

  • Excellence in Math Award
  • Excellence in Science Award
  • Excellence in Language Arts Award
  • Excellence in Music Award
  • Excellence in Visual Arts Award
  • Excellence in French Award
  • Excellence in History Award
  • Excellence in Geography Award
  • Athelete of the Year - Male - Female
  • Highest academic average
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Anishinabek Citizenship award
  • OECTA award
  • C.W.L. award
  • NSL award
  • LAC leadership award
  • Excellence in English
  • Excellence in Drama and Dance
  • Teachers award
  • T.A.P. Citizenship award
  • Most improved
  • Social Sciences

Winits

Every month we have a Winit celebration to give students who have displayed their best in category for that month. These students are presented with a certificate and acknowledged for their achievements.

Public Speaking

At Our Lady of Sorrows School, we promote the improvement of public speaking by organizing a Public Speaking Contest.

EQAO

Primary Grade 3 and Junior Grade 6 assessment administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office are important markers of how students and our education system as a whole are doing. The provincial test measures core reading, writing and math skills based on the expectations in the Ontario Curriculum. School Action plans are determined from results.

Assessment

Our assessment procedure at Our Lady of Sorrows involves: assessment, evaluation, reporting, and improvement of student learning and program.

  • Observation Notes
  • Portfolios ((JK-Grade 8)
  • Math and Language Journals
  • Mid Year Testing within the classroom (Grade 1-8)
  • Ready to Learn (JK and SK)
  • Student Agenda Program used to communicate on-going assessment with patents
  • Early and on-going identification (JK-8 Grade 3)
  • Division Planning meetings Our teams strive to identify areas of weaknesses and develop an action plan to meet these needs
  • Teacher Mentor Program TAG (Grades 1-8). LDAD - SK/1 DRA - Primary
  • ORA
  • CASI
  • OWA
  • CAT3 - grade 8
  • Monthly running
  • Ready to Learn
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Marri Clay Ass't
  • Rossner - LDAO
  • Yopp Singer - LDAO
  • Student Self Assessments
  • Levelled Benchmarks

Plans For The Future

At Our Lady of Sorrows School we strive to improve student achievement and engagement for all students and to become lifelong learners with support of parents, teachers and the community.

Goals:

  • High levels of student achievement
  • Reduce gaps in student achievement
  • High levels of public confidence

Catholic education views human life as an integration of body, mind and spirit. Rooted in this vision, Catholic education fosters the search for knowledge as a lifelong spiritual and academic quest. The expectations of Catholic graduates, therefore, are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but in terms of values, attitudes and actions.

The Graduate's expected to be:

  • A discerning believer
  • An effective communicator
  • A reflective, creative and holistic thinker
  • A self-directed, responsible, lifelong learner
  • A collaborative contributor
  • A caring family member
  • A responsible citizen

(Institute for Catholic Learning)

Career Cruising: The complete guidance system

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Transportation Reminder: Updating Information(Posted:6/11/2018)

Avoid the September rush!  Are you moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year?  Now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year.

For details, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services at 705-472-8840 or by visiting www.npssts.ca.

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!