In Waterloo Region’s Catholic schools – as in all Ontario schools – there has been a growing emphasis on enhancing the teaching and learning of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

While these disciplines have always played a major role in the WCDSB’s robust menu of learning options, so too have the Arts.

In fact, we like to say it’s the Arts put the STEAM in STEM in our schools.

It’s been a longstanding belief in WCDSB schools that a comprehensive, quality, inclusive, faith-based education isn’t complete unless students have an opportunity to express themselves creatively in a variety of media — be it creative writing, photography, painting, music or via a range of digital platforms.

Nowhere is that opportunity for student expression more visible than at Monsignor Doyle CSS in Cambridge, where Visual Design Art teachers Lori Koebel and Andriana Cipric are carrying on a quarter-century old tradition called, simply, the “Monsignor Doyle Mural Project”.

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