Luke 4:18 Social Justice Symposium, “Living the Promise”

The York Catholic District School Board held its biennial Luke 4:18 Social Justice Symposium,  “Living the Promise” for elementary school students on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at its Catholic Education Centre in Aurora. The symposium was attended by elementary students from across the Board who are members of their school’s social justice councils, called Luke … Continue reading “Luke 4:18 Social Justice Symposium, “Living the Promise””

St. John Paul II students lead charitable initiative, “Pencils 4 Girls”

On Tuesday, May 8th, the student leadership team at St. John Paul II CES in Richmond Hill sold hand-decorated pencils to students at their schools to raise money to support global education initiatives, specifically to help provide girls with an education. In some countries, girls are often not granted the same educational opportunities as boys … Continue reading “St. John Paul II students lead charitable initiative, “Pencils 4 Girls””

St. Robert students sweep Debating Championship

Congratulations to St. Robert Catholic High School on its recent performance at the Ontario Pro-Con Debating Forum. The Markham school placed first in the Novice, Junior and Senior Division debates! Congratulations also to Rebecca Geng, who was named the Top Debater in the Novice Division. YCDSB thanks the volunteer judges, teacher-coaches, and parents for offering … Continue reading “St. Robert students sweep Debating Championship”

San Lorenzo Student to compete at National Gymnastics Championship

YCDSB wishes Kyra Choy, a student at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham the best of luck when she competes at the Canadian National Gymnastics Championship in Waterloo, May 22-27. The SLR student finished 3rd in the 2018 Ontario Provincial Gymnastics Championships Level 9 (second-highest provincial level of competition) for ages 11-13. This qualified her … Continue reading “San Lorenzo Student to compete at National Gymnastics Championship”

YCDSB Proudly Announces its 2018 Distinguished Alumni

School Boards across Ontario are celebrating Catholic Education Week (May 7-11, 2018), and as part of the celebrations, the York Catholic District School Board is proud to announce its 2018 Distinguished Alumni. Each year the Board selects six alumni from its secondary schools who are making significant and unique contributions in their respective careers and … Continue reading “YCDSB Proudly Announces its 2018 Distinguished Alumni”

Congratulations to our Student Mental Health Art Contests Winners

Mental Health Week is May 7-13 YCDSB recognizes May 7-13, 2018 as Mental Health Week. To mark this occasion, elementary students in YCDSB schools were invited to design a sticker, and secondary students were invited to design a poster featuring the Board’s Mental Health Slogan, “A Healthy Mind, Means a Healthy Life”. The stickers and … Continue reading “Congratulations to our Student Mental Health Art Contests Winners”

YCDSB Consultant Receives Fr. Angus McDougall Award

The Board congratulates Kelly Pickard-Lefterys (Elementary Consultant: Religion, Family Life, and Equity) on being named this year’s recipient of the Fr. Angus MacDougall Award for Excellence in Family Life Education by the Catholic Association of Religion and Family Life Educators of Ontario (CARFLEO). Kelly has made valued contributions to Family Life Education at the board, … Continue reading “YCDSB Consultant Receives Fr. Angus McDougall Award”

St. Michael Catholic Academy’s Cinderella Jr. was a great success

This year St. Michael Catholic Academy proudly presented, “Cinderella Jr.” May 1-3, 2018 at the YCDSB Centre for the Arts Theatre. St. Michael CA hosts the Elementary Regional Arts Program for the York Catholic District School Board, and as such the quality of the acting and student performances was outstanding. Thank you to the many … Continue reading “St. Michael Catholic Academy’s Cinderella Jr. was a great success”

York Catholic schools prepare to celebrate Catholic Education Week, May 7 – 11

Schools are encouraged to use the hashtag #CatholicEdWk and @ycdsb when sharing photos of their events. The York Catholic District School Board will celebrate Catholic Education Week from May 7 – 11, 2018. All YCDSB schools will mark the occasion by hosting special events and activities that highlight their school communities, as well as the significant contributions that Catholic … Continue reading “York Catholic schools prepare to celebrate Catholic Education Week, May 7 – 11”

WE Walk for Water

St. Monica Catholic School in Markham participated in the WE Walk for Water event, in partnership with WE Charity, on Friday, April 27th, 2018. The Luke 4:18 Committee spearheaded this event with support from the entire school population. Schools from all over walked to provide clean water for families belonging to WE Villages. Many families … Continue reading “WE Walk for Water”