The Student Success Team at St. Ignatius of Loyola works to ensure that every student’s interests, goals, strengths and needs are addressed both in and outside of the classroom. To further support student success, as well as the Individual Pathways Plan and inquiry-based learning, students across the HCDSB use the program: myBlueprint Education Planner.
For students in grades 7 through 12, myBlueprint promotes self-discovery and exploration through various features including the self-interest and self-discovery surveys. Students can complete six comprehensive assessments (including Learning Styles, Personality, Interests, Knowledge, Motivations, and Compatibility) to learn more about themselves as well as potential high school courses, post-secondary programs, and career opportunities related to their interests and passions. The interactive design and realistic insight provided by the surveys help students gain self-confidence and sparks their curiosity in an effort to begin planning for the future. To learn more about the myBlueprint Education Planner, ask your son or daughter, or click here to access the program.
In 2016, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust:
“On this day, we pay tribute to the memory of the millions of victims murdered during the Holocaust. We honour those who survived atrocities at the hands of the Nazi regime, and welcome their courageous stories of hope and perseverance.
“The Holocaust is a stark reminder of the dangers and risks of allowing hate, prejudice, and discrimination to spread unchallenged. It also reminds us that silence must never be an option when humanity is threatened.
“As we pause to educate ourselves and our families on the bitter lessons of the Holocaust, we also strengthen our resolve to work with domestic and international partners to continue defending human rights and condemning intolerance.”
The Holocaust was a turning point in history, which prompted the world to say “never again”. Loyola will observe the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust with guest speaker Elly Gotz. Elly is a survivor of the Dachau concentration camp. He lost many family members and friends in the Holocaust. On February 9th, Elly will visit Loyola and speak to our students about the Holocaust within the context of justice and forgiveness.
“The Shoah teaches us that we must have maximum vigilance, to be able to intervene quickly in defence of human dignity and peace.” Pope Francis
Online Commencement registration form closed last Wednesday November 23rd at midnight. Commencement Fees were collected Thursday, November 24th during period 2 in the atrium. If you have not filled out the online registration form and if you have not paid fees, please see Mr. Faiazza in room 229 or in the Moderns Office to follow-up.
Attention Parents and Guardians of Grade 8 Students: You are cordially invited to attend our Grade 8 Parent Information Evening which will be held on Thursday November 17 beginning at 7.00pm. This is an important opportunity to learn about Loyola’s range of programs, as well as, the different pathways available to your sons and daughters as they prepare for high school. Parents will have an opportunity to experience all that Loyola has to offer through interactive displays and demonstrations, and visits with various teachers and heads of departments. The evening promises to be informative and exciting – please join us! … Continue reading
The Honour Roll for the 2015-2016 school year is now posted in the display cabinet next to the Attendance Office. CONGRATULATIONS students on your achievements!! Honour Roll Students and Special Award Recipients will be honoured at our Fall Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 19th beginning at 1:30pm in the Gymnasium. Special Award Recipients will be notified this week.
All students in grades 10 through 12 may access their timetables through the Student Information System (SIS). The SIS system will be available on Friday, September 2 after 7:00 p.m. Click here to access SIS. Students must use their HCDSB student number (NOT their OEN number), which is listed on their student card. Should students experience difficulty accessing this information, please note that student timetables will be distributed to students in their period 1 class on Wednesday, September 7. Students will be able to locate their Period 1 class on the lists posted in the Atrium on Wednesday morning. We are … Continue reading
We are pleased to welcome all new students to Loyola for September 2016 – and welcome back to all returning Loyola students! A reminder that our Loyola Hawks Orientation Day for Grade 9 students will be held on September 1st from 12:00 noon – 1:30pm. Grade 9 students are asked to arrive in the Atrium (inside at the front of the school) at 11:45 am to sign in. Grade 9 students are reminded to bring a combination lock for their locker which will be assigned during the orientation day. Returning students (all students entering grades 10, 11 and 12) will receive a synermail message during the week prior … Continue reading