Message to the YCDSB Community: Retirement of the Director of Education

Mrs. Patricia Preston announced her retirement as Director of Education to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Her retirement is set for the end of January 2018. Mrs. Preston has dedicated her life to Catholic education. She began her career at the York Catholic District School Board as a teacher at Blessed … Continue reading “Message to the YCDSB Community: Retirement of the Director of Education”

October is Autism Awareness Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and promote understanding and inclusion for people living with autism. The YCDSB offers a wide range of special education programming for students, ages 4-21 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students are generally … Continue reading “October is Autism Awareness Month”

St. Emily CES raises awareness for IDIC 15

St. Emily Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge marked October 13th as “Ethan’s Day.”  Ethan is a student at the school who has IDIC 15 (Isodicentric 15), which is chromosome disorder.  The purpose of the day was to raise awareness about IDIC 15 and celebrate diversity at the school. St. Emily students and staff showed their support … Continue reading “St. Emily CES raises awareness for IDIC 15”

Premier Kathleen Wynne Visits Our Lady of Good Counsel

Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne visited York Catholic’s Our Lady of Good Counsel CES in East Gwillimbury, on October 11, 2017. Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Elementary School re-opened in September after moving to a new school facility. The premier was greeted by the school’s Student Ambassadors, Trustee Theresa McNicol, Director Patricia Preston, Associate Director … Continue reading “Premier Kathleen Wynne Visits Our Lady of Good Counsel”

Canada’s Sesquicentennial Tree Planting and Thanksgiving Ceremony at St. Julia Billiart

On Friday October 9, 2017, the St. Julia Billiart school community celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass with Father Joseph Grima. Father Joseph is the newly-appointed Pastor of Blessed Frederic Ozanam in Markham. Following the Mass, the school community moved outdoors and continued the Thanksgiving celebration with a tree planting ceremony. The ceremony was in honour of … Continue reading “Canada’s Sesquicentennial Tree Planting and Thanksgiving Ceremony at St. Julia Billiart”

A unique opportunity to earn a credit in Visual Arts-Cultural Studies while studying and exploring the beauty of Italy

Join us as we visit the beautiful landmarks of Italy and study the great masters of Italian art. The York Catholic District School Board is proud to offer a learning experience for students interested in earning an Ontario Visual Arts/Cultural Studies or a Grade 12 University English credit this July. Students will sketch, draw and … Continue reading “A unique opportunity to earn a credit in Visual Arts-Cultural Studies while studying and exploring the beauty of Italy”

October 5th is World Teachers’ Day

Thank you to our YCDSB Teachers on World Teachers’ Day October 5th is World Teachers’ Day. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and helps to raise awareness and appreciation for the invaluable contributions that teachers make throughout the world. The York … Continue reading “October 5th is World Teachers’ Day”

York Catholic schools host Thanksgiving food drives

Schools across the York Catholic District School Board have partnered with the charity, Missionaries of the Poor, to host Thanksgiving food drives to support people in Haiti. The Board-wide food drive called, “One Haiti, One Mercy,” aims to collect enough non-perishable food items to fill a 40 foot long container! St. Joseph of the Worker … Continue reading “York Catholic schools host Thanksgiving food drives”

Our Lady of Grace celebrates International Walk to School Day

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 4th, with its parent community; School Trustee, Elizabeth Crowe; Aurora Mayor, Geoff Dawe; Activate Aurora members; York Regional Police; and other community partners. International Walk to School Day is a global celebration that encourages students to take active routes to … Continue reading “Our Lady of Grace celebrates International Walk to School Day”