Nominate your School for Outstanding Home-School Communications

Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019

Nominate your School for Outstanding Communications

Nominations are being accepted for the Reverend John Markle Home-School Communications Award.

Is your school outstanding in Advancing Communications?
Our Durham Catholic schools are committed to the Board’s strategic goal of Advancing Communications by delivering timely, effective and open communication with the most appropriate tools and technology available. A selection committee is accepting nominations from parents, guardians and students who believe their school has done an outstanding job in communicating with students and families over the 2018-2019 school year. One elementary and one secondary school will be selected to receive the award at the May 27, 2019 Board Meeting.

How to nominate a school

Submit a short paragraph (maximum 150 words) describing how your school demonstrates excellence in the area of home-school communications. Your submission should demonstrate your appreciation for one or more of the following:

  • Communication from the school demonstrates our faith-based values and Catholicity.
  • Newsletters provide relevant information in a format that is easy to read.
  • School website is updated regularly with informative and meaningful content.
  • Social media posts include relevant and interesting information for followers.
  • Synervoice and/or School Messenger is used appropriately and effectively to notify parents of important notices.
  • Board information is distributed in a timely manner.
  • Photos, samples or web links to show samples of outstanding home-school communications can be attached with the submission.

Submissions can be sent by email indicating Rev. John Markle Award in the subject line to or delivered in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Communications - Rev. John Markle Award
Durham Catholic District School Board
650 Rossland Rd. West, Oshawa, ON L1J 7C4

Selection Committee

The winning schools will be selected by a committee consisting of one Trustee representative and two Student Trustees.


5:00 p.m. on March 7, 2019


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