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Markham's St. Joseph school celebrates 50 years of Catholic Education

St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in Markham celebrated its 50th anniversary today with a special blessing Mass at St. Patrick's Parish, just days after the Catholic community celebrated the feast day for the school's patron saint. The Mass, celebrated by Father Rick Davis and Father Domenic Barber took place at 10 a.m. and included an honour guard by the Knights of Columbus. Following the Mass, there were greetings from special guests including YCDSB Vice-Chair, Elizabeth Crowe, and Director of Education, Patricia Preston. The school's Trustee, Marlene Mogado was also in attendance…

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Three SMK students signed to play football for U of T

The York Catholic District School Board would like to congratulate Grade 12 students, Cameron End, Nolan Lovegrove, and Matthew Vassos, on signing letters of intent to attend and play football at the University of Toronto next year. The three students who played for the St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs Football Team declared their commitment to play for Toronto's Varsity Blues at a special signing event with coaches from U of T, St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS staff, the student athletes and their families, which was held at the Aurora school on March 6th…

Students Celebrate Friendship at Best Buddies Semi-Formal

Last month, FLS (Functional Life Skills) students and their peer buddies from St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS, Cardinal Carter CHS, St. Theresa Lisieux CHS, St. Brother Andre CHS, Father Michael McGivney CHS, and St. Robert CHS celebrated their friendship at the Best Buddies Semi Formal event at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS. The Best Buddies program helps FSL students develop friendships and meaningful connections with their peers at the school who do not have intellectual and developmental disabilities…

Family Literacy Night at St. Andrew CES

St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge recently hosted a Family Literacy Night for JK – Grade 3 students and their families. At the literacy event, families participate in a fun evening promoting reading, hands-on learning and parent engagement. This year's theme commemorated Canada's 150th birthday. Teachers read picture books written by Canadian authors and parents were provided with online resources…

Thornhill schools celebrate Black History Month

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill recently welcomed Baba Williams who delivered an African Drumming and Character Building Workshop. Grade 3- 8 students from from nearby Holy Family Catholic Elementary School also attended the workshop…

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