Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Congratulations ACS Special Education Department

Congratulations Leslie Spickett, Stephanie Onorato, Pamela Gagnier, Krystle Vitella, Denise Hebert, David Montminy, and Jolayne Conte.

They have been chosen as: “Catholic School Board Team of the Year”from the WECDSB category by Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Congrats to the Model UN Team

Congratulations to the Model UN team for their 3rd successful conference at the University of Windsor over the weekend! Competing against students from high schools in Windsor and Essex County, the team brought back 5 awards after 2 long days of debate and negotiation. A special congratulations goes out to the following team members for their extensive research, writing, and overall diplomacy skills:

Honourable Mention- Sameer Shergill representing Woodrow Wilson in the Crisis Committee.
Best Delegate- Uygur Tepe representing Joseph Stalin in the Crisis Committee.
Outstanding Delegate- Matt Wiedemann representing Ireland in the Security Council.
Best Delegate- Rory Sutcliffe representing Great Britain in the Security Council.
Outstanding Journalist- Suzie Sawicki representing the New York Times.

The team would like to thank the ACS community and Alumni Association for their support!


Thursday, 13 April 2017



This is the process for students about registering for election in Ontario.
There is also new information for 16 and 17 year olds that comes into effect in July 2017.

Click link for brochure

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Parent Information Fair Thursday, April 20

PIC has organized our Parent Information Fair to be held on Thursday, April 20 at the Ciociaro Club. 

This event is part of our Regional Parent Reaching Out Grant.

The goal is to host local agencies, programs and organizations all in one place so parents can attend to see what resources and services are available to assist them and their school aged children.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Confederation Cup Debate Tournament

This past weekend, the national semi-finals for the Confederation Cup Debate Tournament took place in Toronto.  This tournament involved all the top qualifying teams from Ontario and Quebec. Through 5 rounds of debate, Assumption's Evan Tanovich and Taylor Christou ended up in 3rd place overall which earns them a berth in the national final.  They are among 4 teams in the Ontario/Quebec region and will be facing the 4 qualifiers from the Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax regions for the national championships in Ottawa.  Individually, their speaker scores were 5th and 6th place in the tournament.  No other team had both members in the top 6.

The team, which also included Mirna Eshaya and Deep Sandhu, racked up wins against powerhouse pairings from Upper Canada College, WOSS and U of T Private School, among others.

This amazing accomplishment is a testament to the great education they've received across a range many courses.  Topics included Canadian content in art/literature curriculum, subsidies for the energy sector and recall elections.  A special thanks goes to Kim Pearce for her help in research and constructing arguments for two topics which examined the government's ongoing role in providing reparations for our Aboriginal population.

Mirna literally spent the afternoon in Kathleen Wynne's desk at Queen's Park.  I promise we didn't leave behind any notes!!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Director's Annual Report to the Community 2016

It is with great pride that I present to you the Director's Annual Report to the Community for 2016. This report is a wonderful opportunity to share highlights of the past year's successes and to showcase some of the remarkable achievements that have occurred within our school system.  Faith Formation and Student Achievement continue to be the fundamental pillars of the Board's Strategic Plan and this report reflects a focused and collaborative commitment to excellence in those areas.

I encourage you to take a few moments to view the report at 2016 Director's Annual Report.

Warmest regards,

Paul A. Picard
Director of Education
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board
1325 California Avenue
Windsor, ON  N9B 3Y6
519-253-2481, ext 1201
519-253-4819 (fax)

Monday, 6 March 2017

St. Clair College CNC Pre-apprenticeship Program

St. Clair College – Windsor, is accepting applications for the Pre-apprenticeship CNC Metal Cutting Certificate Program.   The program includes a component of “work placement” which offers students assistance with employment.

Any and all inquiries can be answered by

Tony DiPasquale, 431A C of Q, BSc, BEd, OCT
Program Manager – Apprenticeship
St. Clair College
2000 Talbot Rd. West, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 6S4
519-972-2727 ext 4446

FNMIEAO The Moccasin Project

FNMIEAO is proud to endorse this wonderful new and important initiative called The Moccasin Project.

This began out of Akinomaagaye Gaamik (community lodge in Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation) in response to the horrific state of child apprehension taking place in Manitoba, after listening to First Nations Family Advocate Cora Morgan and Grand Chief Derek Nepinak share the realities that they are faced with.

The Moccasin Project is a great way to become informed and take action on the current issues that continue to impact Indigenous Peoples.  Many schools and community groups have already taken part.

FNMIEAO was proud to share The Moccasin Project at the recent National Education Roundtable for the TRC held in Calgary that we attended.

For more information and how to get involved please see the flyer attached, or visit: www.sotheycangohome.com

Quigg International Career Day March 8th

There will be a Quigg International booth at the Windsor Campus of St. Clair College in the Career Services Area (room 274) from 11:00am until 1:00pm.

Career Days provide our students with an opportunity to meet with select employers to explore career opportunities, application processes, and learn more about companies who hire. St. Clair College happy to be able to increase our industry engagement and to present these employment opportunities to our students.

Quigg International is a machine builder and integrator company that specializes in Industrial Automation for Hot Stamping, Welding, Assembly and Special Machinery for custom applications. Quigg International is looking to recruit for positions such as Millwrights, Electricians, CNC and General Machinists, Mechanical & Controls Design, Machinery Fabrication, Technicians, and Welders. This is a great opportunity for students to stop by and learn more about what Quigg International has to offer.


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Our school will be participating in the 2016-2017 COMPASS Survey. Researchers from the University of Waterloo will ask students to complete a 35-minute questionnaire about healthy eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, smoking, alcohol and marijuana-use, and bullying. The survey is confidential and no names are written on the surveys. This means that the name of your child will not be linked with their survey responses. The surveys will be stored at the University of Waterloo and only research staff will have access to the completed surveys. The survey responses will help researchers gather details about youth health, and this information will be shared with our school to help improve school policies and practices related to health. Both the school board and our school have given approval to conduct the study. The survey has been repeated once each year for the past four years, following the same students. This survey has been reviewed by, and has received ethics clearance from the University of Waterloo's Office of Research Ethics. There are no known or anticipated risks to participation in this survey.

On March 22nd, students in grades 9 to 12 with parental permission, and who themselves agree to participate, will be asked to take part in the survey. Students are free to withdraw from the survey at any time, without penalty.

If you do not wish your child to participate, please call the COMPASS Data Collection Coordinator, Rachel Reel, at 1-844-819-8388 or contact Patti Mouland at the school office by March 22nd. Consent will be assumed unless you notify us otherwise.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's participation, you may the Chief Ethics Officer, Office of Research Ethics, at 1-519-888-4567, Ext. 36005 or ore-ceo@uwaterloo.ca

To view a copy of the survey questions or for more information about the COMPASS project, please visit www.compass.uwaterloo.ca.

Please note that in cases where researchers believe that a student may need protection from harm, researchers must by law report this information to authorities.