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Teachers earn salute

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Two teachers from St. Francis School, along with a teacher and an educational assistant from St. Michael’s School, will receive the Northwest Catholic District School Board’s “Recognition of Excellence” at its regular meeting tomorrow morning.

Artina Gurski and Karen Papineau, pastoral leaders for St. Francis, will be recognized for their dedication and commitment.

“Although this role only began in the past school year, Karen and Artina have worked [diligently] to incorporate the Gospel values, our monthly virtues, and the duty to respond to social justice issues more fully with our staff and students,” principal Darlene Fejos Rousseau wrote in a report to the board.

Meanwhile, teacher Angela Saciuk and EA Yvonne Langlais will be saluted for running the summer learning program at St. Michael’s.

Focused on both literacy and numeracy, 14 students participated in the three-week program.

Principal Kim Anderson noted the pair set up a variety of literacy centres and numeracy games.

Students also enjoyed science activities, Lego challenges, a visit to the Fort Frances Library and Lions Park, and learning about Métis culture.

“The main goal of our summer learning program was to keep the learning fun and engaging,” Anderson said, noting Saciuk and Langlais did just that.

Also at tomorrow’s meeting, trustees will:

  • hear an enrolment and staffing update;
  • hear an update on summer facilities projects;
  • receive data regarding the School Facility Condition Assessment; and
  • hear an update on the consolidation of St. Michael’s and St. Francis.

The meeting gets underway at 9:30 a.m. at the board office here (next to St. Francis School).

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