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Students win first place at international DECA conference

St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS DECA club members Hayden Cheung, Jeffrey Ng and Alexia Tecsa, recently earned DECA's highest honors at this year's DECA International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California. They earned First Place in the Buying and Merchandising Operations Research written category.  There were about 16,000 students competing for international awards and scholarships as emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from across North America and 550 from Ontario.  Hayden, Jeffrey and Alexia competed against 180 teams to garner top honours in their category which involved a 30 page research report and an oral presentation…

St. Margaret Mary student acted as YRP Chief for a Day

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Bianca Basso, Grade 5 student at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School in Vaughan on being selected by York Regional Police to be the YRP Chief for a day. Bianca was selected as the winner of the annual Chief-for-a-Day contest thanks to her fantastic delivery of an essay she wrote about how has policing in York Region changed with the advancement of technology and equipment over the last 25 years and what might it look like in the future.…

Two students selected to advise the Minister of Education

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Emiliano Laing, Grade 9 student at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, and Dominic Ziobrowski, Grade 11 student at St. Elizabeth CHS in Vaughan on being selected to be part of the Minister of Education's Student Advisory Council. Emilano and Dominic are among 60 students from across Ontario who were selected to be on the Minister Student Advisory Council (MSAC). The students on the MSAC share their ideas and provide advice to the Minister on a variety of topics regarding Ontario's publicly-funded education system…

Ed Tech Fair at St. Joseph the Worker

On May 3, 2017, students at St. Joseph the Worker CES in Vaughan participated in an Ed. Tech (Education Technology) Fair at the school. Students in all grades developed their leadership skills and their knowledge of 21st Century learning through student-led technology-based educational exhibits that were set up in the library. Some of the exhibits included: Google 360 virtual reality, QR codes, Google Slides, Genius Hour, e-portfolio…

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St. Augustine's first-ever Alumni Career Café a success!

Late last month, St. Augustine CHS in Markham welcomed over 60 of its alumni, who work in 20 different industries to its very first alumni career event called, Career Café. At the Career Café, the school's current students had the chance to speak one-on-one with the alumni to learn about their careers and educational journeys. Students learned how the various alumni became interested in their field of work, the paths they took to get where they are today, as well as their daily roles and responsibilities at their current job…

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