Bishop A. Carter students took part of a enriching and eye opening activity. The term Holodomor (death by forced starvation, in Ukrainian) refers to the starvation of millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33. The Holodomor was the result of policies of the leadership of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party, which inflicted the Holodomor on the Ukrainian countryside.The ‘Holodomor National Awareness Tour’ is an RV travelling across Canada and the USA. The RV is set up like a theatre with 12 “4K” televisions. They are also equipped with tablets which students used for group work and interactive learning. Students left the RV with a better understanding of what a genocide really is and the importance of the tolerance to other cultures.
The Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) is Canada’s largest skilled trades competition, hosting over 67 contests, 2000 competitors and 20,000 spectators at RIM Park in Waterloo. One of those 67 contests is TV Video Production, and in order to compete at the OTSC, participants must first make it through a qualifying round.
On Saturday, April 16th, 2016, Autumn Millar and Bradford Bourque, two Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Information & Communications Technology (ICT) students at Bishop Alexander Carter Catholic Secondary School, travelled to Canadore College in North Bay to compete againstt other teams from various secondary schools around Northern Ontario. Only the top three competitors who received at least a 60% score in the qualifying round were permitted into the OTSC. The task was to produce a thirty-second public service announcement video on the theme of reducing your carbon footprint.
Competitors had to complete their filming and editing within a specific amount of time, after which their work would be critiqued, reviewed and evaluated by a number of judges. When the results came in, Autumn and Brad were awarded first place and will now be competing in Waterloo on May 3rd for the provincial title. This marks the third consecutive year that Bishop Carter has won first place at the OTSC Qualifying Round for TV/Video Production. Autumn has been present for each of those three years. “Brad and Autumn are excellent students,” says Steven Facchini, the teacher of the SHSM ICT program at Bishop Carter. “Aside from video production, they’ve demonstrated excellence in 2D graphic design, 3D modelling, web development, game programming, special effects and various other media production skills that I teach in my program. We are all extremely proud of them. They are undoubtedly looking forward to the provincial competition in May.”
We’re proud to announce that Caleb Beland from Bishop has signed his papers and will be running for the Laurentian XC/Track team next year. Caleb was a NOSSA medallist in the 1500 & 3000m last year and placed 4th in the NOSSA XC Championships. Caleb currently trains at Bishop and Track North. “Caleb is one of the top distance runners in the City and we are very happy he has chosen to attend and compete for Laurentian” said Darren Jermyn from Track North. Mr. Larocque, program leader for physical education at Bishop, was present for the signing and stated “Caleb is a great example of hard work and perseverance.
Students at BACCSS wore pink today to raise awareness againstt Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia, Transphobia, and Transmisogyny across the world. GAB members set up an information booth at lunch to encourage students to enter their poster/video contest aimed at educating students about the different ways we can prevent bullying as a school. The contest runs until the end of April.