EASTERN ONTARIO — The Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO) is proud to announce the introduction of a new hockey sports-study program in September 2019. The CSDCEO is the first board to offer such a program in the counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott Russell, in collaboration with Hockey Canada.
The new hockey sports-study program, which will be offered to all students in Grades 7 to 12 students, no matter their experience in hockey, will focus on skill development through partnership with the Academy of Hockey Canada Skills (HCSA ). The program objective is to improve confidence, individual skills and self-esteem of the student-athlete in addition to offer opportunities to school and sports development. Students will have a personalized schedule that will allow them to practice during school hours while ensuring their academic success. In September 2019, the École secondaire catholique L’Escale Rockland and the École secondaire catholique the Alexandria Relay will offer the new program to interested students. Other schools CSDCEO could be added to the program in the coming months.
“It has been shown that students who are physically active have better academic performance. In addition, physical activity has a great influence on memory, concentration and attention span. Wanting to ensure student success goes beyond academic performance, we want to ensure its full development in all possible spheres. We are excited about this new partnership with elite hockey in Canada!” shared François Turpin, Director of Education and Secretary.
The Conseil scolaire catholique Eastern Ontario (CSDCEO) is the largest French-language network of schools in the five counties of Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Prescott and Russell. In addition to having the highest graduation rate in the region (93.2 percent), the CSDCEO offers programs for the success of all students, Catholic values, good French and a certificate of bilingualism. The CSDCEO provides education to over 10,100 students, divided in several early childhood centers (nurseries), 25 elementary schools, seven high schools and the education and training center in Eastern Ontario (EOETC).