Secondary music teachers in Rainbow Schools have come up with an innovative way to celebrate Music Monday by bringing students together while being safely apart.

Music teacher Mike Jensen says Lasalle, Lockerby, Manitoulin and Sudbury secondary schools joined together to produce a multitrack recording of a piece called Through the Eye of the Storm by Canadian composer Ryan Meeboer.

He adds some 80 students took part in the release of the final version yesterday and with music teachers in Rainbow Schools collaborating since the pandemic began, it is a great start to Education Week across Ontario.

Other schools are celebrating different themes throughout the week.

Students and staff of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) are excited to celebrate
Catholic Education Week, which runs from May 2 to May 7.
“This year’s theme is ‘Nurturing Hope’, and it seems very appropriate, considering what our families and school
communities have experienced so far this school year. We look to nurture hope in our students on a daily basis
and know that, with all that is happening on the health front around the world, that goal is all the more relevant,”
said HSCDSB Director of Education, Rose Burton Spohn.
As was the case last year, HSCDSB schools will celebrate the week virtually and many schools have created
numerous activities in which students and parents can participate.
A highlight of Catholic Education Week will be a province-wide mass presided over by Cardinal Thomas Collins
at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. The mass will be livestreamed on Wednesday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m.
“We are grateful that Cardinal Collins will help celebrate Catholic Education Week with us again this year. I’m
sure his message will give us all the hope that we need to persevere in these challenging times,” said HSCDSB
Chair, Sandra Turco.
Check out the board’s website at hscdsb.on.ca and our social media platforms to see how our schools in Sault
Ste. Marie, Elliot Lake, Hornepayne, Espanola, Wawa, Massey, Chapleau, Blind River and White River
celebrate Catholic Education Week.