York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month

The York Catholic District School Board is proud to celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February, and beyond. In late January, staff and students from Markham schools attended a Black History Month event hosted by the City of Markham and the Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association at the Flato Theatre. The theme of … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”

YCDSB recognizes January 27th as Holocaust Awareness Day

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes January 27th 2018 as the United Nations International Holocaust Awareness Day. January 27th, 2018, marks the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and as such, all YCDSB schools will participate in age-appropriate teachings about the Shoah (Holocaust). Holocaust Awareness Day serves to commemorate the … Continue reading “YCDSB recognizes January 27th as Holocaust Awareness Day”

Catholic Education Centre Staff Bid Farewell to Director Preston

YCDSB Staff who work at the Board’s main office, the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) in Aurora, participated in a mass and reception to honour Director of Education, Patricia Preston, ahead of her upcoming retirement at the end of the month. Father Dominic Barber and Father Rick Davis, from St. Patrick in Markham, where Director Preston … Continue reading “Catholic Education Centre Staff Bid Farewell to Director Preston”

“Groundbreaking” partnership help students explore nature

In 2017, the York Catholic District School Board completed school ground greening projects at over 15 schools thanks to an innovative partnership spearheaded by YCDSB and its school communities; urban eco champion, Evergreen; and the Regional Municipality of York. The partnership enables an Evergreen Landscaping Consultant to assist schools throughout York Region in planting trees … Continue reading ““Groundbreaking” partnership help students explore nature”

YCDSB schools aim for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification

11 York Catholic elementary schools registered for Ophea’s Healthy School Certification in 2017. Schools that register for this program make a commitment to enhancing health and well-being for the school’s students, staff and wider community. To obtain Ophea’s Healthy School Certification, schools need to complete a six-step healthy schools process, which aligns with the Ministry … Continue reading “YCDSB schools aim for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification”

“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”