“One for Haiti” Food Drive a great success

By Mary Cosentino, Former Superintendent of Secondary Schools: Leading Learning THE POWER OF ONE! That’s what we experienced with YCDSB’s “One for Haiti” Thanksgiving food drive. Director Patricia Preston’s open arms to Fr. Brian Kerr from the Missionaries of the Poor set the ball in motion inviting every member of the York Catholic School community … Continue reading ““One for Haiti” Food Drive a great success”

Treaty Recognition Week is November 5-11, 2017

YCDSB, along with the province of Ontario, acknowledges November 5-11th as Treaties Recognition Week. Treaties formalize the relationship between the Crown and First Nations groups. These agreements were signed between 1781 and 1930. During Treaty Recognition Week, we acknowledge the many Treaties that the Canadian Government signed with the First Peoples of this land. Those … Continue reading “Treaty Recognition Week is November 5-11, 2017”

Message to the YCDSB Community: Retirement of the Director of Education

Mrs. Patricia Preston announced her retirement as Director of Education to the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Her retirement is set for the end of January 2018. Mrs. Preston has dedicated her life to Catholic education. She began her career at the York Catholic District School Board as a teacher at Blessed … Continue reading “Message to the YCDSB Community: Retirement of the Director of Education”

October is Autism Awareness Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Autism Awareness Month, which aims to increase awareness and promote understanding and inclusion for people living with autism. The YCDSB offers a wide range of special education programming for students, ages 4-21 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Students are generally … Continue reading “October is Autism Awareness Month”

A unique opportunity to earn a credit in Visual Arts-Cultural Studies while studying and exploring the beauty of Italy

Join us as we visit the beautiful landmarks of Italy and study the great masters of Italian art. The York Catholic District School Board is proud to offer a learning experience for students interested in earning an Ontario Visual Arts/Cultural Studies or a Grade 12 University English credit this July. Students will sketch, draw and … Continue reading “A unique opportunity to earn a credit in Visual Arts-Cultural Studies while studying and exploring the beauty of Italy”

October 5th is World Teachers’ Day

Thank you to our YCDSB Teachers on World Teachers’ Day October 5th is World Teachers’ Day. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and helps to raise awareness and appreciation for the invaluable contributions that teachers make throughout the world. The York … Continue reading “October 5th is World Teachers’ Day”

York Catholic schools host Thanksgiving food drives

Schools across the York Catholic District School Board have partnered with the charity, Missionaries of the Poor, to host Thanksgiving food drives to support people in Haiti. The Board-wide food drive called, “One Haiti, One Mercy,” aims to collect enough non-perishable food items to fill a 40 foot long container! St. Joseph of the Worker … Continue reading “York Catholic schools host Thanksgiving food drives”