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Exam Review Day - Wednesday, June 25 - 8:15 - 10:00
Outstanding Textbooks/Items Due - Wed, June 25
Report Card Distribution - Friday, June 27 - 9:30 - 11:30 (ONLY)
and Monday, June 30 - 9:30 - 11:30 (ONLY)
Summer Hours - New Registrations
Monday, June 30 - 7:30 - 3:00
Tuesday, July 1 - CLOSED
Wednesday, July 2 - 7:30 - 3:00
Thursday, July 3 - 7:30 - 3:00
Friday, July 4 - 7:30 - 3:00
NEW! : ORIENTATION SESSION / BBQ - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
The purpose of this Orientation Day is to help you make a positive transition from elementary school to high school. On Orientation Day, Grade 11 and 12 students will be serving as Leaders and Mentors to the Grade 9’s. Large and small group activities are designed to address students’ needs and concerns in an enjoyable manner. Please remember to wear your uniform shirt and comfortable shoes – don’t bring all your stuff… travel light! A BBQ lunch will follow.
· 8:00 am to 1:00 pm (Check-in, Assembly, BBQ)
· Students are to check in wearing their navy blue school sweater.
· Grade 11 and 12 members of our Student Link Crew will be serving as Leaders and Mentors to our Gr. 9’s.
· Any student who cannot attend the Orientation Session should arrive to school no later than 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, September 2nd in order to allow sufficient time to locate their Period 1 class.
· Dudley locks are required for your lockers. Locks will be sold at the Orientation Session for $5 each.
NEW! Dufferin-Peel Catholic Board extends busing eligibility for secondary school students: Approximately 2,050 more students in Grades 9-12 now eligible for busing
MISSISSAUGA – At its meeting on June 17, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board approved a reduction in transportation distance eligibility for secondary school students from 4.8 kms. to 3.8 kms. The decision means that approximately 2,050 more students in Grades 9-12, who live 3.8 kms or further from their neighbourhood school, will now be eligible to take the bus to and from school.
“Distances are measured along sidewalks, roads and paved pedestrian walkways from the school’s property line to the home property line using specialized geographic information system (GIS) software,” said Beth Bjarnason, superintendent of planning and operations.
The board’s budget approval on June 17 included a $750,000 transportation expenditure to enable a matching of busing eligibility with its co-terminous Peel District School Board, which had recently reduced its walking distance for secondary students following previous alignment with the Dufferin-Peel distance.
Student transportation in Peel Region is administered by STOPR (Student Transportation of Peel Region), a consortium, formed by agreement between the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board, for the purpose of providing a common administration of transportation services for students residing in the Region of Peel.
Dufferin-Peel parents/guardians and students can check their eligibility for busing based on the new distance after July 1 by visiting the STOPR website at www.stopr.ca and clicking on the Am I Eligible for Transportation link.
After August 25, additional personalized busing information will be available for parents/guardians and students through the Parent/Student Login link on the STOPR website www.stopr.ca, including bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times. To ensure privacy of information and security, parents/guardians or students will be required to enter the Ontario Education Number (OEN) which can be found on the student’s report card.
NEW! ARE YOU NEW TO CANADA AND WILL BEGIN YOUR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER ?
REGISTER FOR THE 2014 IFUN SCHOOL ORIENTATION DAY
IFUN DATE: AUGUST 28 2014
HOW TO REGISTER: CALL 905 361 3444 [NEWCOMER RECEPTION & ASSESSMENT CENTRE OR CALL THE SCHOOL SETTLEMENT WORKER, JESSE AGUAS AT 905 609 4117
NEW! Making a Difference:
NEW! Football Tryouts
Last week of Summer in August
The Varsity Football Warriors will get underway with tryouts the last week of the summer. The tryouts will begin on Monday August 25 and continue through Thursday August 28, 2014 from 9:30 am-11:30 am. Anyone interested in trying out are asked to meet at the field at 9:30 am. Please bring athletic clothing, cleats (if possible), and a water bottle. Many starting spots are still available, so players of all grade levels are encouraged to come on out. No experience necessary. For more information, see Mr. Rakoczy in the PE office.
Religious Accommodation Policy
School Uniform Policy
Loyola will become a Board Regional School for French Immersion for all of Mississauga students. This program will attract high achieving students that want to pursue French. Loyola will now have 2 Specialized French programs: Extended French Program, students must take 7 French course and French Immersion, student must take 10 French Courses.
Costa Rica March 30 - April 6 2015
If you are interested in joining this great adventure, see Mr. Smibert and stay tuned for future announcements.
NEW! CHINA Calling June 2015….
Learn about the pampered life of emperors and the everyday life of school children. China offers students a wealth of adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences. Step into history on the Great Wall and into the future on the Shanghai Bund. Explore Xi’an, the Chinese capital through 11 dynasties. Ride a rickshaw, sip tea, try Tai chi. China holds surprises at every turn. Loyola is exploring the possibility of offering a trip of a lifetime. Experience China from June 29 – July 07, 2015. An experience you’ll never forget. If you have any questions, please stop by the main office to speak with Ms. Battaglini
May 8 - Loyola hosts Culturefest
Loyola Catholic Secondary School celebrated on May 8 its bi-annual Culturefest for the first time in the new building. A wonderful evening of sampling delicious cultural food, watching student performers of cultural dance and song, and visiting the 15 pavilions prepared by hard working students and staff representing the diversity of the Loyola community. It started with a parade of flags outside at 5:00 pm and doors open from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. . Proceeds will go towards storm relief in the Philippines through Caritas and towards new school equipment at Loyola.
... Thomas Piekut who was selected to an all expense trip to Antarctica, “Summer Student on Ice Expedition.” Thomas will be acompanied by Sergio Raez Villanueva from Cabot, Patricia Pendon and Jasmine Canaviri-Laymon from HNM!!!!
... Loyola in winning a Gold Medal for the Provincial Eco-School Designation. Last year we received a Bronze Medal Designation. This designation is based on an audit that was done in our school. Special thanks to all our staffand students in making a school green.
... Marceau Jovin and Cailie McGuire who are going to OFSAA this week representing our Warriors Track Team!
... to all participants who competed in Loyola's first Invitational Chess Tournament. Almost all secondary schools competed and Loyola won first place.
...our Sr. Boys Soccer Team for qualifying for the "AAA" ROPSSAA finals and the Pronvincial Champiosnhips (OFSAA) in North Bay Ontario. Good luck in the finals!
...Gian Soriano who won the "Stop Cyber Bullying Video Contest" Gian will be awarded a $500 cheque for producing this excellent video. Thanks also to Doug Mosdell for inspiring this student in his Communication Technology Class last semester.
... Jan Bishop for being nominated by our Loyola School Council for Volunteer of the Year. This award is sponsored by the Central Committee for Catholic School Council (CCSC). Jan is an excellent candidate for this award. Past winners from Loyola were Sharon Hobin and Laurie Eschli.
... Sammy for an amazing performance at the John Cabot Poetry Slam.
... to all students who attended the Harry Jerome Awards celebrating 32 years of excellence within the African Canadian Community, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Among the 12 award winners was Orlando Bowen, who got an award for "community service". Orlando met, had a good chat, and took pictures, with our students.
... to all students who represented Loyola at the Dufferin-Peel Skills Competition! They participated at the Provincials in Waterloo on May 6, 2014 competing against teams from across Ontario. The robotics team placed overall between 5th to 7th spot and the other teams' results will be posted within the next few days. This experience has taught our students that it's not about winning a competition but, all the hard work that goes towards preparing and participating in such a prestigious event. The lessons learned during a competition are more valuable then the win.
Gold Medal Winners:
ROBOTICS TEAM OF 4:
Nicolas Amorin, Steve Hollovay, Gino Salayo, John Sardo
Silver Medal Winners:
Jordan Mac Farlane and Daniel Lee
Bronze Medal Winners:
... placing 8th out of 31 teams at this years DPCDSB Educational Computing Organization of Ontario's Computing Contest. Although they placed top 8 only top 5 teams go to the regionals :( Congratulations to John Sardo, Jacob Targosinski, Donnel Varkey-George, and Dasha Shyroka.
Also, Jacob Targosiski has won a Waterloo Computing Competition Award for his perfect score on the Junior Competition. He recieves a plaque and a $100.00 cheque. Yahoo!
... Loyola Drama Students and Miss Sullivan for winning 2 awards at the Sears Drama Festival.
... ... Brian Rakoczy who have been nominated for the Pete Beach Award. This award is presented to a teacher coach who has made a positive contribution to sports at the school and through ROPSSAA.
... Loyola Junior Girls Basketball and coach Fraelic for winning the ROPSSAA championship and the gold medal last evening. Loyola defeated Campion with a convincing score of 44 to 19. This is Loyola’s 34th ROPSSAA championship team in the last 6 years.
...all Loyola won third prize in the Canadian Yearbook Contest. A national competition focusing on photographic, graphic and journalism, we competed with secondary schools across Canada. This is an outstanding achievement for our school. Well done Loyola!
... Loyola wrestling team came in second place at a very competitive tournament in Brampton. Many boys of the squad are first time wrestlers and were able to not only compete but be successful at a high level.
... Alex Svitak at the CAMO National Swim meet in Montreal for 4 gold and 1 silver.
... Joanna Mazur, Nathalie Prus, Magdalena Kaczmarczyk and Megann Fletcher for their Gold and Bronze medals at the University of Waterloo's Programming Challenge for Girls where the girls had to program three programs/challenges in 2 hours.
... Kelly Mariani who won a Gold medal for Ontario playing in the Canadian Hockey Championship.
... DECA students who won 5 ribbons at this week-end at the DECA competition in Toronto.
Warriors you have made Loyola proud!!!!
On Tuesday, August 26, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board presented its Catholic Award of Merit to Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion for her long-time support of Dufferin-Peel Catholic schools and of Catholic education in Ontario. Read More
On Tuesday, August 26, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will honour Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion with the board’s Catholic Award of Merit. Read More
On September 2, summer vacation ends for approximately 83,000 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board students, as the 2014-15 school year gets underway at the board’s 149 schools. Read More
This week, many of Dufferin-Peel’s 3,485 Grade 9 students are preparing for their transition to high school by participating in the board’s two-week Get Ready! for Secondary School and Link Crew transition programs. Read More
On August 28, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold an iFun Orientation Program at six secondary schools in Mississauga and Brampton. Read More
The Personal Support Worker program trains students to provide or assist with personal care for the elderly, the chronically ill and people with physical disabilities living in the community, in long-term care facilities and in select ambulatory settings. This program offers a certificate and 6 Ontario high school credits. Read More
On Saturday August 23, Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) will hold a Young Rider Orientation Day for all Kindergarten children and their elementary age siblings. Read More
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce its Top Ontario Scholars for the 2013-14 school year. Read More
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