Honouring CDSBEO 2020 Graduates


In light of the current school closures, the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario [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.

St. Michael CHS graduate Ben Mitchell with his St. Mike’s Graduate lawn sign –
credit St. Michael CHS Facebook page

“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.


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