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The Fraser Institute

March 17, 2008 08:00 ET

The Fraser Institute: Annual Awards for Excellence Honour Ontario's Top-Performing Elementary Schools

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2008) - Educators from Ontario's top-performing elementary schools will be recognized at the 2008 Garfield Weston Awards for Excellence in Education, Wednesday, March 19, at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Nearly 500 educators from across the province are expected to attend the reception and awards dinner.

These annual awards honour teachers, principals, support staff, and volunteers from the top one per cent of Ontario elementary schools. The awards are based on an analysis of the historical data of each school included in The Fraser Institute's annual Report Card on Ontario's Elementary Schools.

Awards of $3,000 are presented to the winning schools for Improvement in Academics, Academic Achievement in Excess of Expectations, and Overall Academic Achievement. The two runners-up in each category receive a $1,000 award. The remaining school teams receive School of Distinction recognition.

Event Details

DATE: Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WHEN: 5:30 Reception; 6:30 Banquet and awards presentation.

LOCATION: The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West, Toronto

Interested media are invited to the awards presentation and school principals in attendance will be available for interviews and photographs.

A complete list of participating schools follows.

Participating schools (Listed by award category and community)

Improvement in Academics
St. Francis de Sales Catholic School Ajax
Holy Name of Mary Separate School Almonte
John XXIII Catholic School Arnprior
St. Elizabeth Catholic Elementary School Cambridge
St. Peter's School Cornwall
Colchester North Public School Essex
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School Georgetown
King George Junior Public School Hamilton
Longue Sault Public School Long Sault
Monsignor Castex Separate School Midland
Corpus Christi School Mississauga
St. Therese of the Child Jesus Elementary School Mississauga
Notre Dame Catholic School Orillia
Ecole elementaire catholique Terre des Jeunes Ottawa
Oxford on Rideau Public School Oxford Mills
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School Petawawa
Duncan J Schoular Public School Smith Falls
Bayview Glen Public School Thornhill
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School Toronto
Blessed Margherita of Citta di Castello Catholic School Toronto
Rippleton Public School Toronto
Walkerton Public School Walkerton
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School Waterdown
Holy Name Catholic School Welland
Winchester Public School Winchester
St. Peter Catholic School Woodbridge

Academic Achievement in Excess of Expectations
Ecole elementaire catholique Elda-Rouleau Alexandria
Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Victor Alfred Alfred
East Wawanosh Public School Belgrave
EEC Saint-Noel-Chabanel Cambridge
Chalmers Street Public School Cambridge
St. Martin's Catholic Elementary School Ennismore
Dawnview Public School Hanover
Ecole Ste. Marguerite Bourgeoys Kenora
Ecole elementaire catholique Saint-Michel Leamington
Mount Carmel Blytheswood Public School Leamington
Howard Johnson Public School Port Hope
Ecole elementaire catholique Sainte-Trinite Rockland
Ruthven Public School Ruthven
Seaforth Public School Seaforth
Holy Name of Mary School St. Marys
Ecole Saint-Dominique Sudbury
Ogden Community Public School Thunder Bay
Ecole elementaire Felix-Leclerc Toronto
Transfiguration of our Lord Catholic School Toronto
Holy Family Catholic Toronto
Ossington/Old Orchard Junior Public School Toronto
Cornell Junior Public School Toronto
Churchill Heights Public School Toronto
Ecole elementaire publique Cite-Jeunesse Trenton

Overall Academic Achievement
Katimavik Elementary School Kanata
St Jude Catholic School London
St Patrick Catholic Elementary School Markham
Roy H Crosby Public School Markham
Coledale Public School Markham
Sts Martha & Mary Catholic School Mississauga
Vista Heights Public School Mississauga
Credit Valley Public School Mississauga
Ecole elementaire catholique L'Etoile-de-l'Est Orleans
Pleasantville Public School Richmond Hill
Bayview Glen Public School Thornhill
St. Henry Catholic School Toronto
Prince of Peace Catholic School Toronto
St Pius X Separate School Toronto
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Toronto
St. Clement Separate School Toronto
Seneca Hill Public School Toronto
Denlow Public School Toronto
Kennedy Public School Toronto
Arbor Glen Public School Toronto
Blythwood Junior Public School Toronto
Harrison Public School Toronto
Cornell Junior Public School Toronto
Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School Toronto
St. Justin Martyr Catholic School Unionville
William Berczy Public School Unionville
Bellewood Public School Windsor
St. Angela Merici Catholic School Woodbridge
St. Agnes of Assisi Elementary School Woodbridge

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