school report card 2

schools
The marks are in for Bells Corners schools: Franco-Ouest in first, followed by Bell and St. Paul’s.
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Last year Franco-Ouest had the best local results on the Ontario government’s standardized tests, and its lead has increased even more this year. In 2010 Franco-Ouest and Bell were tied for first place.
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This does NOT mean that St. Paul is an inferior school. Criticisms of the school report card centre on its use of standardized testing in reading and math, which leaves out other important factors such as physical education, critical thinking skills, extracurricular activities and technical skills, among other things.
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The Bells Corners public school trustee lambasted school ranking.
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“They’re seen as incredibly biased and destructive,” said OCDSB trustee Pam FitzGerald, who argues the rankings don’t take into account which schools have more kids living in poverty, have special needs or are in English as a Second Language (ESL) because they’re immigrants or refugees.
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Bell H.S. is ranked #324 out of 740 Ontario high schools with a score of 6.5/10
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St. Paul’s is #421 with a grade of 5.9/10.
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franco
Franco-Ouest is #87, 7.8/10.
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Bell swim team
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ourlady
Our Lady of Peace, the only Bells Corners school with both grades 3 and 6, is the only local primary school to be graded.
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Its results plummeted last year, but analyze the data to see why before you jump to conclusions.
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The drive to rename Centrepointe Drive Lloyd Francis Boulevard is picking up steam. Community support is lukewarm but the spoils go to the richest bidder and an important corporate donor is bankrolling Don Robertson’s campaign to put the politician’s name in lights.
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Alex has been turfed out of his BIA office – Gabriel’s Pizza will be opening there soon.
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ladies
These ladies were happy that the Lynwood rink is still open.
ringette
They brought some shovels and pushed the snow to the side for the ringette game.
allan
Meanwhile Allan was labouring away at Westcliffe, whistling while he worked.
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After shovelling he brought out the blower to lift the snow over the boards.
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The ice was fantastic!
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Bells Corners Rockers will be strapping on the blades this evening at Westcliffe (6:30 start time).

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