HCDSB Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

October is the designated Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario. The Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in the province, with Ontario being home to more than 400,000 first-second and third-generation Canadians of Hispanic origin. At the Halton Catholic District School Board, our largest newcomer population is Hispanic! This month, HCDSB recognizes the dynamic community that has made significant contributions to the growth and prosperity of Ontario. Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to remember, celebrate and educate future generations about the outstanding achievements and contributions of Hispanic people in our province, and around the world. To learn more … Continue reading

Oct. 3 – Junior Dance

The Junior Dance will go on October 3, from 7:00 – 10:00pm. Tickets are on sale for $15 in the atrium. Students will be asked to show their student card at the door. There will be security at this event School Expectations: School code of conduct applies (Vaping, smoking, alcohol, etc …) as this is a school eventNo backpacks / bags will be permitted onto the premises (you will not have access to your lockerThere is no in and out privileges (so once, you leave there is no readmission)Last entrance is at 8:30pm Dress Code for School Events: Students should … Continue reading

Sept 30 – Every Child Matters

On Monday September 30 Loyola will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day.  This day seeks to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. While this is a full uniform day, students are encouraged to accent their uniform with orange.  This could be with orange socks, an orange tie, orange jewelry etc.  Students will be provided with orange ‘Every Child Matters’ stickers in their period one class.  We will have a display of art and resources to commemorate the day in the atrium. … Continue reading

Loyola Students Set Up Hurricane Dorian Relief Initiative

Grade 9 students from St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School​ are doing their part to support those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful storm to ever hit the Bahamas, leaving 13,000 homes and hundreds of communities destroyed. Students in Ms. March’s Grade 9 Cosmetology class took it upon themselves to begin a Dorian Disaster Relief initiative by making a variety of bracelets to sell to students, staff, and members of the community. Students named this amazing initiative Beads 4 Bahamas. All proceeds from Beads 4 Bahamas will be going toward Samaritan’s Purse, a Canadian non-profit organization providing medical care and supplies … Continue reading

Friday Night Football Game

ALERT – TIME CHANGE – Games will start 30 minutes later (Sept.27) On Friday, September 27, our Junior and Senior Football teams will be playing against Assumption High School at Nelson High School (4181 New St, Burlington). Tickets are $5 (see Schoolcashonline) and are for current Loyola students and parents. We will be asking for student ID at the gate and visitors from other schools will not be admitted. The Junior game starts at 4:45pm and the Senior game starts at 6:45pm. There will be security and Police at the event. School Expectations: School code of conduct applies (Vaping, smoking, … Continue reading

HCDSB Marks Rowan’s Law Day

On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Halton Catholic District School Board will be marking Rowan’s Law Day to raise awareness about concussions. What is a Concussion? A concussion is a brain injury that is caused by a blow to the head, face, neck, or body that can cause a sudden jarring of the head. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Research indicates that a concussion can affect a student’s school performance in both cognitive activities (school work) and physical activities (physical education program/interschool activities). Research also indicates that engaging in cognitive and/or physical activities, while a … Continue reading

Photo Day – Sept.18

STUDENT ID CARDS: • All students must have their photo taken for their Student ID card.  There is no charge for the ID Card.  It is used to participate in school events, as a library card and to ride a HCDSB school bus.  PORTRAIT PACKAGES: • Your school has selected our premium green screen program which will provide parents ultimate flexibility and numerous background options. • Each student will receive a 1-pose proof sheet along with online ordering instructions and login credentials approximately two weeks after photo day.  Parents wishing to purchase a portrait package can do so using our secure online ordering … Continue reading

Looking for volunteer hours?

Check out these two volunteer opportunities: OPPORTUNITY #1: Click HERE for information about volunteering for the Big Brother / Sister Programme.OPPORTUNITY #2: Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon Volunteers NeededWhere :Shell ParkWhen: Oct 5 and 6Call Ryan 905 949 1910 x 222Sept 28  1-3pm Info session about the duties and sign upOakville Performing ArtsFollow the link: http://raceroster.com/events/2019/24472/nutrience-oakville-half-marathon-volunteer-2019 For more information regarding these two volunteer opportunities, please see our CYC, Ms. Lorentz. … Continue reading