Sudbury Catholic District School Board

Bishop Alexander Carter CSS Student Emily Rogers Paves the Way in Trades

Emily Rogers, a Grade 12 student at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School in Hanmer, has expressed an interest in exploring a future in the skilled trades. Throughout the summer, she worked in at B & D Manufacturing, where she learned how to operate a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine and drill mills. She also learned about boring bar replacement, filing and dialing, as well as packaging, receiving and quality control.  

Recently, Emily participated in the Jill of All Trades initiative at Cambrian College.  This full-day event was filled with exciting, real application activities and featured plenty of hands-on learning guided by faculty in Cambrian’s technology program. Jill of All Trades is designed to foster an appreciation for skilled trades and help young women gain an understanding of the opportunities that are available to them.  

Emily Rogers has been exploring a career in skilled trades for the past five years, and has learned more about plumbing, carpentry and construction, automotive, fabrication, and tech design.  She is also a part of the Manufacturing Specialist High Skilled Major (SHSM) program offered at Bishop Alexander Carter CSS. 

Bishop builds an amazing program for going into the trades. I feel like I am ready for college, because without these programs I wouldn’t have been exposed to these trades. It gave me the courage to apply for a skilled trade program,” said Emily Rogers.

Mr. Remillard, one of the SHSM teachers at Bishop Alexander Carter CSS spoke highly of Emily’s knowledge in the courses she has completed. “Emily is well rounded and has taken a variety of courses to help build her knowledge in a variety of areas.  She has been exposed to AutoCAD planning, oxy acetylene welding and cutting, MIG welding, fitting, plasma cutting, metal prep and painting”.

The staff at Bishop Alexander Carter CSS are excited to see what the future holds for Emily and all our students in Grade 12 that are exploring their future in both post-secondary school and the workplace.  Through guidance from teachers and support staff at Bishop Alexander Carter CSS, the Grade 12 students are prepared for the next step in their life journey.

Bishop Student Appointed to Student Trustee at Sudbury Catholic Schools 

Grade 10 Bishop Alexander Carter C.S.S. student Julia Parenteau has been appointed as the newest Sudbury Catholic District School Board Student Trustee for the 2023-2025 terms. The appointment took place at the April 18, 2023 Board meeting. Julia will join fellow Student Trustee Catena Hayden beginning August 1, 2023. 

Julia is a devoted leader both on her school’s Student Council and on the Student Senate. Seen as an active member of the community, Julia spends much of her time volunteering at her local church and serving as a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Committee. She has also devoted time to serving food to veterans and their families and volunteering at various events for the Maison Sudbury Hospice. 

Julia is strong advocate for student voice and believes it is a necessary for student development and growth. She hopes to bring more attention to mental health and well-being within schools and create resources to help students and school environments navigate appropriate solutions. 

“I believe it’s important for students to be involved in their education because, with an absence of involvement, their lives and our school communities would lack growth. When a student is involved in their education, they ask questions and make a point to self-assess their progress and attitude towards school. It’s these kinds of students who not only better themselves but also their school environment because they set examples and show good habits that other students may feel they need to pick up on,” said Julia Parenteau. 

“Julia is a passionate and dedicated individual. Her commitment to bettering our school system and helping her fellow students is inspring not only to her peers but to us as well. We look forward to working alongside her, as we continue to champion Student Voice at the Board table ,” said Michael Bellmore, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees. 

Celebrating Young Artists: Bishop Students Shine at Art Gallery of Sudbury Exhibition

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board community is thrilled to celebrate the success of Bishop Alexander Carter and their talented students, Julia Parenteau, Madison Coutu, and Jade Prentice, for their exceptional artwork featured at the Emergence Exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Sudbury on March 30th, 2023.

The event was a tribute to the artistic talent of Sudbury’s young people and was a night filled with awe-inspiring local art, artists, and supporters. As part of the celebration, an awards ceremony recognized five outstanding artists, including two Bishop Alexander Carter students.

Jade Prentice was honoured by the Elizabeth Holmes & North Forte Studio for her print, “The Owl Prince,” while Madison Coutu received recognition from the Walden Art Club for her oil painting, “Dinner for One.” This achievement made Bishop Alexander Carter the only school to receive two awards at the event.

Stephanie Venturi, the Principal of Bishop Alexander Carter, expressed her pride in her talented students. “The exhibition showcased 50 pieces created by secondary students from all four school boards in the Sudbury Region, so it is an immense honour for Bishop to be the only school to receive two awards on this special occasion. We couldn’t be prouder of our talented Bishop artists who submitted their works to this incredible exhibition. We also want to thank our secondary art teacher, Ms. Pardoe, for her mentorship and guidance in helping these young artists achieve their creative dreams.”

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board would like to congratulate all secondary student artists and educators whose artwork was submitted for consideration to this stunning show.

The Emergence Exhibition is available for public viewing until May 7th. Everyone is encouraged to visit the Art Gallery of Sudbury to witness the impressive collection of artwork created by young artists in the Sudbury region.

Bishop Alexander Carter Students Advance to Championship Rounds in the Skills Ontario’s Junk Drawer Races!

Grades 2-12 students across the province were invited to participate in the first-ever Skills Ontario’s Junk Drawer Races!  In this program, students had fun while exploring various challenges to build their skills and explore different pathways.

This morning the winners of the Regional round of the competition were announced on Skills Ontario’s  YouTube channel.

We are excited to report that a team of BAC grade 7 students placed 2nd in the Air Glider Challenge and three teams of BAC grade 8 students placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the hydraulic crane challenge.

These teams will be competing in the Provincial Championship round and will have until February 16th to review their existing blueprints, potentially modify their designs to meet the provincial challenge and construction requirements while explaining their modifications and submit their new submissions.  Provincial Submissions will be evaluated by industry volunteers, and the top three teams will be awarded prizes by Skills Ontario. Winning teams will be notified by March 10th . 

We wish our students the best of luck and thank Skills Ontario, industry partners, the Government of Ontario and Bombardier for giving our students a unique experiential learning opportunity.

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