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”

St. Augustine Art Exhibit Gala welcomed over 250 visitors to the CEC

During the month of January, an exhibit of art work by students at St. Augustine CHS in Markham was on display at the Board’s Catholic Education Centre. The exhibit was a culmination of art work from semester one art classes of students in Grades 9 – 12. Over 250 parents, students, and special guests attended the opening … Continue reading “St. Augustine Art Exhibit Gala welcomed over 250 visitors to the CEC”

YCDSB now taking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumni campaign

The York Catholic District School Board is accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni campaign, which features graduates from its secondary schools who have met a high level of success in their chosen careers or who have made valuable and unique contributions to society. The campaign, which will be rolled out in May, includes profiles … Continue reading “YCDSB now taking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumni campaign”

Georgina Families invited to Open House at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School in Georgina’s Keswick community will host an Open House for families on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. All families in Georgina are invited. The Catholic College School serves students in Grades 7-12 in a unique model that helps students to develop spiritually, intellectually, … Continue reading “Georgina Families invited to Open House at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School”

York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month

The York Catholic District School Board is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February. Catholic schools across York Region will mark Black History Month with special events including visits from guest speakers, theatrical performances, morning reflections, African drumming workshops, school displays, and a variety of classroom learning activities. Below is a … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”