St. Emily’s Mental Health and Wellness Day: Your Attitude Determines Your Direction

Ahead of Mental Health Week, Grade 4-6 students at St. Emily CES in Vaughan participated in a Mental Health and Well Day, themed on the idea that “Your Attitude Determines Your Direction.” This day featured a series of activities that bring awareness to student well-being and gave them insight to real life tools that they … Continue reading “St. Emily’s Mental Health and Wellness Day: Your Attitude Determines Your Direction”

St Michael the Archangel CES invites the community to pray The Living Rosary

The community of St. Michael the Archangel began its Catholic Education Week Celebrations with a beautiful school gathering to share in the Living Rosary. The Grade 5 students as well as their teachers, Mr. Gigliozzi, Ms. Bettencourt, Ms. DiTrani and Madame Alusio led the community in praying the Rosary in both in English and en … Continue reading “St Michael the Archangel CES invites the community to pray The Living Rosary”

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”