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, and beyond. In late January, staff and students from Markham schools attended a Black History Month event hosted by the City of Markham and the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association at the Flato Theatre. The theme of … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”

YCDSB recognizes January 27th as Holocaust Awareness Day

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes January 27th 2018 as the United Nations International Holocaust Awareness Day. January 27th, 2018, marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and as such, all YCDSB schools will participate in age-appropriate teachings about the Shoah (Holocaust). Holocaust Awareness Day serves to commemorate the … Continue reading “YCDSB recognizes January 27th as Holocaust Awareness Day”

St. Anthony’s Rookie Robotics Team wins the Judges Award at FLL competition

Congratulations to the St. Anthony CES FIRST Lego League Robotics Team, sayIT, on receiving the Judges Award at the FLL East Provincial Championships. This competition was held on January 13, 2018 at Durham College in Oshawa. The sayIT team, consisting of nine Grade 6 students, earned a spot at the FLL East Provincial Championships after … Continue reading “St. Anthony’s Rookie Robotics Team wins the Judges Award at FLL competition”

Boundary Review: Pope Francis CES and Our Lady of Fatima CES

Consistent with the Board’s Long Term Accommodation Plan, a boundary change has been proposed involving Pope Francis CES and Our Lady of Fatima CES. Accommodation Options will include the redirection of areas located north of Major Mackenzie Drive, currently attending Our Lady of Fatima CES, to Pope Francis CES. Board staff would like to discuss … Continue reading “Boundary Review: Pope Francis CES and Our Lady of Fatima CES”

Catholic Education Centre Staff Bid Farewell to Director Preston

YCDSB Staff who work at the Board’s main office, the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) in Aurora, participated in a mass and reception to honour Director of Education, Patricia Preston, ahead of her upcoming retirement at the end of the month. Father Dominic Barber and Father Rick Davis, from St. Patrick in Markham, where Director Preston … Continue reading “Catholic Education Centre Staff Bid Farewell to Director Preston”

York Catholic students win Crime Stoppers poster contest

Four York Catholic students recently took home the top prizes in Crime Stoppers of York Region’s annual poster contest. Congratulations to: Ethan Popovic from St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School in Vaughan, Seth Jasper Enriquez from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, and Serina Choi and Sydney Campo from St. Theresa of … Continue reading “York Catholic students win Crime Stoppers poster contest”

St Monica CES Annual Family Christmas Event

St. Monica Catholic School Council hosted the Annual Family Christmas Event on December 14, 2017. Families came to decorate ornaments, have hot chocolate, sing Christmas carols and take photos with Santa. There were also opportunities to use a photo booth with family and friends. The St. Monica Luke 4:18 Committee worked with the Catholic School … Continue reading “St Monica CES Annual Family Christmas Event”