Posting for External Member to sit on YCDSB Audit Committee

York District Catholic School Board Seeks 2 Volunteer Community Members to Serve on its Audit Committee The York Catholic District School Board is seeking 2 community members with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its audit committee for a 3-year term effective April 1, 2017. The Audit Committee is comprised of 3 trustees … Continue reading “Posting for External Member to sit on YCDSB Audit Committee”

Thornhill schools celebrate Black History Month

In celebration of 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. Students enjoyed learning about African culture and a concept called, “Ubuntu,” which focuses … Continue reading “Thornhill schools celebrate Black History Month”

Newmarket student selected as the 2017 Cops for Cancer Child Ambassador

Gabriel B. in Mrs. Sprogis’ Grade 3 class at Canadian Martyrs CES in Newmarket was selected by York Regional Police as the 2017 Cops for Cancer Child Ambassador. On February 14, 2017, York Regional Police Officers Michael Boris, Paulo DaSilva, Karen Richards, Susan Gibbs, and the YRP Mascot/Superhero, UNITED visited Canadian Martyrs to announce that Gabriel is … Continue reading “Newmarket student selected as the 2017 Cops for Cancer Child Ambassador”

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School students win high school Automotive Technology Competition

Two automotive technician students from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario, prevailed over 18 other Toronto-area high school teams to win a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian International Auto Show on February 15, 2017. Ryan Gullage and Michael Lamanna performed a number of timed technical tasks and worked on a new Volkswagen Golf … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre Catholic High School students win high school Automotive Technology Competition”

Blessed Scalabrini students featured in Water For Tomorrow Student Calendar

The Regional Municipality of York creates a Water for Tomorrow calendar each year, which features artwork by students who live in the region. The 2017 calendar features 12 original drawings, created by students who were in Grade 7 during the 2015-2016 school year.  These students, now in Grade 8, offered their unique visions of water responsibility and … Continue reading “Blessed Scalabrini students featured in Water For Tomorrow Student Calendar”

Aurora students create video to raise awareness about learning disabilities

The ISA (Intensive Support and Assessment) students from Our Lady of Grace CES in Aurora recently created a video about their experiences of having a learning disability and getting support through the YCDSB’s ISA program. In their video, the students talk about their various learning disabilities and struggles that they have. They also show that they are … Continue reading “Aurora students create video to raise awareness about learning disabilities”

Students explore the roots of popular music for Black History Month

Students at St. Gregory the Great CES in Woodbridge are celebrating Black History Month by learning about the historical development of music over the ages directly linked to great Black artists and their experiences. Grade 5-8 students have been exploring the roots of popular music known today through influential Black artists of North America.  Grade 5 students … Continue reading “Students explore the roots of popular music for Black History Month”

Markham students wear hats to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis

From January 16th – 19th, students at St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Elementary School in Markham raised funds and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  Led by Grade 8 student, Julien L., students wore hats on January 19th and donated to the charity. Students who donated were also entered into a draw to win prizes. Students, then were … Continue reading “Markham students wear hats to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis”