York Catholic’s Michael Way Skinner honoured by CARFLEO

The York Catholic District School Board proudly congratulates Michael Way Skinner, Coordinator: Religion, Family Life, & Equity, who recently was recognized with this year’s Father Angus MacDougall Award for Excellence in Family Life Education by CARFLEO. CARFLEO (Catholic Association of Religious and Family Life Educators of Ontario) honoured Michael Way Skinner for the work he … Continue reading “York Catholic’s Michael Way Skinner honoured by CARFLEO”

Upcoming information session for YCDSB elementary arts program

The York Catholic District School Board offers an Elementary Regional Arts Program for students in Grades 4 – 8 who want to develop their artistic talents and enhance their interest in the arts. The Elementary Regional Arts Program (ERAP) is offered at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill, and any student who qualifies for admission to a … Continue reading “Upcoming information session for YCDSB elementary arts program”

International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament Media Launch

On February 6, Chair of the Board, Elizabeth Crowe and Director of Education, Patricia Preston joined Special Olympics Ontario, Youth Bocce Canada, and Seneca College to officially launch the International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament, which will be held in York Region this Spring. Twenty-four teams, representing 8 different countries will be participating in the tournament. … Continue reading “International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament Media Launch”

YCDSB taking nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni campaign

The York Catholic District School Board is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni campaign, which features graduates from its secondary schools who have gone on to make significant and unique contributions in their respective careers and communities. The campaign, which will be rolled out in the spring during Catholic Education Week, includes profiles of … Continue reading “YCDSB taking nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni campaign”

Annual Desire for Change conference examines ways to “respect differences”

Late last year, St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill hosted the York Catholic District School Board’s annual “Desire for Change” conference, which included approximately 100 students and teachers from Catholic high schools across the region. The theme of the 2014 “Desire for Change” conference was “Respecting Differences,” and this theme was incorporated throughout the day starting … Continue reading “Annual Desire for Change conference examines ways to “respect differences””

63 York Catholic Schools received EcoSchools certification in 2014

The York Catholic District School Board congratulated the 63 schools that received EcoSchools Certification for the 2013-2014 school year at a Board meeting in November. There was an increase of five certified schools over the previous year, demonstrating the growing popularity of the environmentally-friendly program. EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program, for Grades … Continue reading “63 York Catholic Schools received EcoSchools certification in 2014”

Leadership Links conference inspires students to “Seize the Day”

Late last year, the York Catholic District School Board’s annual Leadership Links conference was held at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Richmond Hill. Students from over 30 elementary schools attended the leadership development conference. Director of Education, Patricia Preston brought addressed the student audience at the conference, highlighting the theme of the conference, “Carpe Diem,” which … Continue reading “Leadership Links conference inspires students to “Seize the Day””

York Catholic hosted International Languages forum

On Friday, November 28th, YCDSB’s Continuing Education Department hosted the International Languages Educators Association’s (ILEA) Fall Forum 2014 at the Catholic Education Centre in Aurora. Representatives of the International Languages Program from 14 Ontario school boards, both Catholic and public, attended the forum, which discussed the pedagogical aspects of international language education in Ontario. The … Continue reading “York Catholic hosted International Languages forum”

Planning for the Future symposium a great success

The York Catholic District School Board’s Student Services Department recently held its annual, “Planning for the Future” symposium, which focuses on ways to better help students with special needs transition out of high school. The event was a success, with over 200 participants in attendance. Grade 10 and 11 students with learning disabilities and Asperger’s … Continue reading “Planning for the Future symposium a great success”