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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Leadership
 
Leadership is the ability to lead a group of people to make positive choices. Over time various leadership activities and committees have gradually evolved to the amazing programs we have today. Power P.L.A.Y (Positive Leadership Among Youth) is the umbrella organization in the school. Within this organization many branches of different committees are available. On this page, you will be informed of the outstanding extra-curricular activities available.
 
Teacher Moderators:
Mr. R. Zucatti                                                                                                                           Ms. C. Manco
Mr. R. ZucattiMs. C. Manco

 
 
 
 
 
   
Student Supervisors:
Sara Prodanos & Ethan Mitchell
Sara Prodanos & Ethan Mitchell
  
Period 1 & Period 4 Classes:
Period 4 Class Period 1 Class



 
 
 
 
 
 
Committees Provided at MPSJ
 
Camp White Pine - North Option
 
Camp White Pine North is a three-day overnight camp at Halliburton, Ontario to assist in the assimilation of the new grade nines into the Michael Power • St. Joseph community. The executive team of seven plans interactive activities to introduce the new students to their junior counsellors, senior counsellors, and most importantly, their fellow grade nines. Our ultimate goal is to make this weekend as enjoyable and memorable for the grade nine students as possible!
 
  Camp White Pine - North Option
 Catherine De Domenico
Tatiana Drensek
Kristen Lippa-Zucatti
Chanel Alonzi
Alessandro Palermo
Leanna Mantella
Adam Colella
 
Camp White Pine - South Option
 
The Camp White Pine South executives participate in organizing a two-day orientation camp for the grade nines at Centennial Park. CWPS junior counsellors work together with senior counsellors to make this camp a success. As a team, we strive to welcome and motivate grade nines upon their arrival to Michael Power • St. Joseph. We hope the grade nines make new friends, gain confidence and become more comfortable in the high school atmosphere. We are confident that the grade nines will have an unforgettable experience!
 
Camp White Pine - South Option
Christine Flores
Lara Girardo
Julian McGarvey
Nicole Ahrens
Erica Finateri
 
Camp Kiwi
 
Camp Kiwi is MPSJ’s own leadership camp dedicated to the development and training of all students involved in Camp White Pine: North Option. It is a three day – two night orientation, presently run at the Mansfield Outdoor Education Center in Mansfield, Ontario. This camp is a fun-filled, informative, and educational, and thoroughly prepares the students for the significant responsibilities they have accepted.
 
Camp Kiwi
Katerina Tomasevic
Monika Roerig
Sean Voisin
Thomas Juha
Lucas Lopes
Melissa Martino
 
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
 
The Michael Power Community Outreach program works closely with Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter. Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter is an organization run by women, and provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence. This year we will be running fundraisers that will be giving the students at MPSJ an opportunity to get involved. These fundraisers include: The Penny Drive, The Winter Coat and Boot Drive, PowerFast, and the 24 Hour Bounce-A-Thon. We will also be facilitating their annual Winterfest, an annual celebration for approximately three hundred of the shelter’s clients. Ernestine's adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual. It promotes awareness, education and advocates for early intervention and prevention. Ernestine’s has formally recognized the excellent work of our committee over the past six years, and oe of our members, Cassie Di Clemente, received an Ontario Philanthropic Award for this initiative.
 
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter
Elizabeth Zasowski
Peter Smolej
Lara Girardo
Lauren Craig
Mackenzie Taylor
Olivia Cicchelli

Abe Scatch Memorial School
 
Power P.L.A.Y.’s relationship with the Abe Scatch School is one year old, but we hope it lasts a long time. Last year, the MPSJ community accepted the responsibility of providing Christmas presents for all 120 children in the school. Abe Scatch Memorial School houses the children from the Poplar Hill First Nation and is located in a remote area approximately 300km north of Kenora, Ontario which makes it 2, 400km north of our school. Problem? It is only accessible by road in the winter when the ponds and rivers freeze over, and therefore have to be flown in from Kenora by bush plane. All students’ presents are purchased by students who volunteer to “adopt a student” but it costs about $500 (which we funraise ourselves) just to ship our presents with Canada Post. We will continue to support the Abe Scatch Christmas Drive and also are planning to help restock the music department in second semester.
 
Abe Scatch Memorial School
Joanna Morais
Monica Reagan
Danielle Perciballi
Victoria Palermo
Eva Bitri
Chris Solhi
Erica Finateri
 
Circle Check
 
Each year thousands of youth are seriously injured from preventable accidents across Canada. Circle Check is a newly formed committee at Michael Power, working in close collaboration with ORNGE to implement the J Smarts Program to help youth identify, assess and decide what to do about a risk without compromising on fun or an active lifestyle. With the knowledge that unyielding disapproval does not alter youth behaviour, the unique Circle Check structure provides youth with a set of four simple questions: Should I? Could I? Would I? What if? The executive members plan to recruit committee members to teach the Circle Check philosophy to intermediate elementary school students. The executive committee will have the privilege to design and test this newly formed program in schools in the hope that a similar model will eventually be implemented nationally.
 
Circle Check Students
Matthew Finn
Peter Smolej
Adam Colella
Connor Brown
Catherine De Domenico
Sandra Fergiuele
Sam Pisani
 
Bounce-A-Thon
 
The Bounce-A-Thon by Power P.L.A.Y. is a new initiative at MPSJ introduced last year. Because of its success and popular demand, it has returned! For a span of 24 hours, MPSJ Leadership will be running an inflatable obstacle course. Students will collect pledges in order to raise money for various charities. A series of complimentary interactive activities will also run for 24 hours.
This year the Bounce-A-Thon will be held on January 8 - 9th. We plan to accommodate over 140 leadership students and staff chaperones. Our goal is to raise over $5, 000 to support various charities, as well other initiatives within our school.
 
Bounce-A-Thon Students
Elizabeth Zasowski
Julie Taylor
Jack Cayley
Eric Graziosi
William Barreca
Sandra Fergiuele
 
PowerFast
 
Powerfast is a 24-hour fundraiser fast that takes place during the day and overnight at MPSJ. While fasting, numerous activities go on throughout the night. This overnight fundraiser collects money for the needs of various shelters. Approximately 100 students participated last year and raised close to $5, 000! It is our goal to be equally successful. We are working hard to ensure that we have a rewarding experience.
 
PowerFast Students

Triona Curran
Anthony Ericksen
Patrick Swiderski
Melanie Paez
Lisa Scenna
Julyanna Nobili
Josie Albert

English Fair Committee
 
The English fair is responsible for organizing English fair for grade ten students, both first and second semester. We will be working with and guiding the students involved in English Fair in order to ensure successful presentations. We also select and train all qualified students to judge on the day of English fair. We are looking forward to yet another productive year of creative and energetic presentations.
 
English Fair Committee
Julia Kwon
Kyleigh Matera
Monika Roerig
Darius Sablinskas
 
Special Olympics
 
The Special Olympics Committee of MPSJ provides a day dedicated to special needs kids across the TCDSB. The committee, made up of innovative exec members and enthusiastic student volunteers, under the guidance of one of our vice-principals, Ms. L. Tomeczek, plan a day full of exciting events and activities for the kids to enjoy. Our goal is to provide a fun-filled, unforgettable experience for these students.
 
Special Olympics Students
Pierrette Alfaro
Brittany Pereira
Matthew Finn
Connor Brown
Matthew Lewitski
Ethan Mitchell
Darius Sablinskas
 
Feeder School Leadership
 
The Feeder School Leadership Committee of Michael Power • St. Joseph aims to educate the students of elementary schools about leadership, and what skills are necessary to be a successful leader. The committee, made up of innovative executive members, visits neighbouring grade six elementary school classes with entertaining and informative presentations and activities for the students. Our goal is to educate these students on the skills and goals pertaining to leadership, in order for them to be better leaders in the future.
 
Feeder School Leadership Students - Picture 1Feeder School Leadership Students - Picture 2



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brittany Pereira
Monika Roerig
Jack Cayley
Matthew Cousineau
Niki Tassioulis
Samantha Tabone
Simon Welykanycz
Josie Albert
 
Grade 9 Orientation
 
Grade nine orientation is a day activity held at Michael Power · St. Joseph, where future grade nines can come and explore our facilities. They will receive their locks, agendas and schedules. Also, they will be able to see their homerooms and fellow peers that will be in their classes well. The students will have an opportunity to meet new friends and form early friendships. The students will participate in fun icebreakers and games to get to know each other. Grade nine is an exciting year, and orientation will open the grade nines’ eyes to the wonderful four years ahead of them.
 
Grade 9 Orientation Students
Chris Solhi
Monika Reagan
Victoria Palermo
Danielle Perciballi
 
Anti-Bullying
 
The current Anti–Bullying Committee of 2009-2010 is determined to raise awareness to grade four students in our area about the consequences of bullying. Our plan is to inform them about the different ways to approach this issue and deal with its harmful effects. We are aiming to present to many schools this year. Our committee is confident that we will be able to make a difference and help children in need, because everyone needs a hero!
 
Anti-Bullying Students
Ryan Doucet
Pamela Vennare
Jennifer Snowdon
Eva Bitri
Olga Suszek
 
Wall of Fame/People of Power
 
The Wall of Fame is a display case within our school that exhibits the outstanding achievements of people in the MPSJ community. Our goal is to recognize the hardworking determination and successes outside of school which they have achieved. Another aspect of our school that is taken care of by the members is the People of Power, a board located in our main office that displays the involvement of student-run committees in union with the MPSJ administration.
 
WallOf Fame/People Of Power Students
Tracy Orie
Julian McGarvey
Nicole Ahrens
Leo Lee
Melissa Martino
Lucas Lopes
 
Public Relations
 
The Public Relations Committee at MPSJ is responsible for publicizing the events and initiatives of the leadership committees. We hope to have the commitment and hard work of the Leadership classes recognized by the school and community through websites, newsletters, and local newspapers.
 
Public Relations Students
Leo Lee
Tracy Orie
Dolfus McLirmir