Holy Week – We Journey Together


What is Holy Week? This week is Holy Week, a most sacred time of year. We commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. The season of Lent, the season of sacrifice and self-denial is about to come to an end. It begins with Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, which occurred several days before his death. The people of Jerusalem spread palm branches on the road to welcome Jesus as he rode into the city. During this liturgy, palms are distributed to the community and blessed. It continues with the … Continue reading

Eco Club prepares for Earth Hour and Earth Day


  Loyola Hawks love the Earth is the motto we stand by here at St. Ignatius of Loyola.  During the 2014 / 215 school year our Eco Club and school community have taken on numerous intitiatives to help the environment. Recycle our cell phones intitiative Installed 6 brand new recycling bins around the school Created our recycled trees as part of an art pierce to demonstrate the importance of recycling Our goal this year is to have 3 water stations in the school an to eliminate the use of single serving plastic water bottles Doreen Zheng created a wonderful poster … Continue reading

Loyola Student Artist Calls All to be Stewards of Creation


Doreen Zheng, talented student artist and passionate environmentalist uses her artwork to capture imaginations while conveying a key message. Through her work, Doreen challenges all  to be Stewards of Creation and actively engage in the protection and preservation of the environment. Doreen’s work combines her own photography  and artistic drawings to create Loyola’s Official 2015 Earth Day Poster – copies will be posted throughout the school.‘The earth is the Lord’s and all it holds, the world and those who dwell in it.’ (Psalm 24).   … Continue reading

Grade 12 Yearbook Grad Comments


The theme of this year’s yearbook is “Social Media”.  Graduating students have the option to add a 140 character “Tweet”/message as part of their grad photo.  This is an opportunity to leave your reflection of your High School years in the yearbook You will need to be logged in to your Loyola Google Account to do this (Otherwise you will recieve a message that you don’t have permission to access).  Here is the link when you’re ready to leave your message: goo.gl/nMrKgX  All submissions are due by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 … Continue reading

Course Selection for 2015-2016 is Underway!

course selection

Planning has begun for the 2015-2016 school year. Course option presentations have taken place for all students in grades 9, 10 and 11 to assist with course selections for next year. All students intending to return for the 2015-2016 school year will be using myBlueprint (www.myblueprint.ca) – an online tool to help students search and discover a range of post-secondary pathways. Option Sheet packages, which include the white option guide, a self-printed verification sheet and an on-line payment receipt for the $65.00 Student Activity Fee, or cheque are due back to your child’s period 1 classroom teacher by March 4th, … Continue reading

Spencer West speaks to Loyola Community


The Loyola community was fortunate to have Spencer West  address us today on the messages from Me to We. This event, along with the subsequent fundraising initiative, is a joint venture of Loyola Justice League, Loyola Student Council and Loyola Me to We.  Our collective hope is to build upon our commitment to human dignity and social justice by highlighting for students Spencer’s message – to make a difference for others – in whatever way they can. There will be three “Make a Difference Donation Civvies” days: February 6 February 19 February 27 All funds raised will be allocated (as … Continue reading

Loyola Arts Night


Parents and students are invited to enjoy a wonderful evening featuring the creative work of Loyola’s arts students on Thursday Feb.12th.  The evening will start at 6:00 p.m. in the library with an art show including artwork by students from Grades 9 to 12.  At 8:30 p.m. drama students will be presenting “Scenes from a Play.”   Admission is free. … Continue reading

Grade 12 Volunteer Hours


As part of the requirements set out by the Ministry of Education, all students need to complete 40 hours of community involvement prior to being eligible for graduation.  If you’re not sure if hours with an organization will be approved please see Student Services. For Grade 12s, these hours are due on Monday, March 2 to student services.

‘Winterlude’ Highlights Loyola’s Musical Talent

Winterlude 2015

The Loyola Music Department hosted their annual Winterlude on Thursday January 8. The evening showcased performances by the Loyola Concert Band, the Loyola Glee Club, Instrumental Music classes as well as our newest addition to the program – the Loyola Drum Line. Congratulations to all of our student musicians for putting on a wonderfully entertaining show. Special thanks to Mr. Possoco, Ms. Sundstrom, Ms. Castronovo and Mr. DeStefano. … Continue reading

Winter Spirit Wear is here!


With the winter weather here, this is your chance to stay warm with Loyola Winter Spirit Wear.  All items will be sold at Hawks Haven (where you buy popcorn).  Though warm and comfortable, these items are not part of the school uniform. Scarves – $6 Toques – $6 Heidi Hats – $7 … Continue reading