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”

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”