Schools to host local French Immersion information sessions

French Immersion program added to two additional schools for 2015-16 The York Catholic District School Board offers the French Immersion program to students beginning in Grade 1, at 12 schools throughout York Region. This number will increase to 14 for September 2015, as St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Elementary School in Keswick and St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Elementary School in Richmond Hill … Continue reading “Schools to host local French Immersion information sessions”

November 16 – 22 is Bullying Awareness Week

The York Catholic District School Board proudly supports Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, November 16-22. St. Elizabeth Catholic High School in Thornhill will mark the week by promoting positive messages of inclusion and diversity. On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, guest speakers from YouthSpeak Performance Charitywill speak to the school’s Grade 10 students, about bullying and students will … Continue reading “November 16 – 22 is Bullying Awareness Week”

York Catholic alumni honoured by MACCA

The Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA) honoured several York Catholic alumni at its annual Scholarship Ball and Gala Dinner, which took place this fall. The York Catholic District School Board thanks MACCA for supporting student achievement over the past 27 years, and congratulates the following scholarship award winners. Shae-Lynn Chung, alumni of St Augustine … Continue reading “York Catholic alumni honoured by MACCA”

Michael Way Skinner to be honoured by the Harmony Movement

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Michael Way Skinner, Coordinator of Religious Education, Family Life and Equity for being recognized with the Mary A. Samuel Harmony Leadership in Education Award by the Harmony Movement. The Mary A. Samuel Harmony Leadership in Education Award is presented to an educator who is in an administrative, or … Continue reading “Michael Way Skinner to be honoured by the Harmony Movement”

YCDSB congratulates its students who received Centro Scuola Awards

The York Catholic District School Board partners with Centro Scuola to provide enriching study abroad opportunities in Italy for its high school students. Students who participate in these summer credit courses earn high school credits for their work which can be applied towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. This fall, Centro Scuola held an awards night for … Continue reading “YCDSB congratulates its students who received Centro Scuola Awards”

Upcoming Open Houses for students entering High School next September

This fall, the York Catholic District School Board will be hosting a series of High School Information Evenings for all Grade 8 students and their parents in York Region (or in Georgina, for all Grade 6 students and their parents). At the Information Evenings, participants will have the opportunity to tour schools facilities and learn … Continue reading “Upcoming Open Houses for students entering High School next September”

Help Change the Culture of Cyberbullying!

All York Catholic District School Board and York Region District School Board students and staff are invited to participate in the Change the Culture of Cyberbullying Video and Poster Contest. A prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the school or department with the winning submission. The contest was launched at the successful #yeswewill Change the Culture … Continue reading “Help Change the Culture of Cyberbullying!”

World Teachers’ Day is October 5th

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated around the world annually on October 5th. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and aims to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. … Continue reading “World Teachers’ Day is October 5th”

Students can now Report It!

On September 29th, the York Catholic District School Board launched Report It!, a new online feature that students can use to report bullying, violent incidents, vandalism, and other inappropriate behaviours to their school principals. Report It! gives students an opportunity to confidentially report bullying incidents. All tips and information received will be investigated. The Report It! webpage is intended for non-emergency … Continue reading “Students can now Report It!