In light of the current school closures, CDSBEO secondary schools have been finding creative ways to honour the graduating class.
“All of our secondary schools have gone above and beyond to ensure that our graduates are celebrated in some special way,” noted Superintendent Cameron.
“Every CDSBEO graduate will remember how important they were to us, and how the pandemic did not prevent us from celebrating their great accomplishments.”
All CDSBEO secondary schools are in the process of delivering celebratory signs designed with the school and board logo, to commemorate each graduate. The signs are being delivered by school principals, grade 12 teachers, SERTS, guidance counsellors and student success teachers, who are dressed in spirit wear or graduation gowns. A protocol was provided to ensure safety during the COVID19 pandemic.
“Many schools are also including a personalized letter acknowledging special accomplishments, and some schools have put together goodie bags with special items, ball caps branded with the school logo, and even personalized COVID2020 graduation sweatshirts,” explained Superintendent Cameron.
Schools are also commemorating graduates on social media channels.
“We continue to witness God’s work through our employees, as they dedicate their time to ensuring that the 2020 graduating class is celebrated and remembered. We are extremely proud of our employees and all of their efforts to personally deliver these items to our graduates,” concluded Superintendent Cameron.
Superintendent Cameron also acknowledged and congratulated Catholic Student Trustee Josephine Purcell, who has been accepted into the University of Ottawa’s Biomedical Science program, which she will be completing in the French Immersion stream.
“Thank you, Superintendent Cameron. It is obvious that there is a lot of excitement across the Board, and special congratulations to Trustee Purcell. We are certainly very proud of you and look forward to watching all of your accomplishments as you embark on this new journey,” noted Chair Lalonde.