Sudbury Catholic District School Board

May 10, 2019

St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School Receives Award from EQAO

Two male students and two female students study geometrical shapes.

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School is being recognized for its achievements by EQAO. They have been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award.

Each year, EQAO recognizes schools that support student achievement in Ontario and use EQAO data to develop action plans to increase student achievement over time. For the 2018 year, EQAO is celebrating schools that support student success in mathematics. As a recipient of this award, St. Benedict has fostered strong attitudes toward math over the last three school years.

By creating a culture of inquiry and collaboration, St. Benedict built a positive attitude toward mathematics, working with staff and students to expand math vocabulary, understand concepts from various points of view and evaluate student work in a team setting. All of these strategies have paved the way for growth for both staff and students.

“I have had the pleasure of working with both the elementary and secondary math teams for a number of years focussing on strong math instruction,” said Laura Kuzenko, Principal at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School. “It is clear that our grade 7 and 8 math model works and that it creates not only collaboration with the staff but also students who are comfortable in their respective math classes and working at their full potential.”

“We are so proud of St. Benedict and this accomplishment,” said Joanne Bénard, Director of Education at the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. “Staff and students have committed to improving both their academic successes and the culture of mathematics at their school. We are pleased that EQAO is choosing to recognize their on-going work.  We extend our appreciation to our dedicated staff for their support, effective instruction and passion for teaching”

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