Spotlight on Schools

Thornhill schools celebrate Black History Month

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Elementary School in Thornhill recently welcomed Baba Williams who delivered an African Drumming and Character Building Workshop. Grade 3- 8 students from from nearby Holy Family Catholic Elementary School also attended the workshop…

Newmarket student selected as the 2017 Cops for Cancer Child Ambassador

Gabriel B. in Mrs. Sprogis' Grade 3 class at Canadian Martyrs CES in Newmarket was selected by York Regional Police as the 2017 Cops for Cancer Child Ambassador. On February 14, 2017, York Regional Police Officers Michael Boris, Paulo DaSilva, Karen Richards, Susan Gibbs, and the YRP Mascot/Superhero, UNITED visited Canadian Martyrs to announce that Gabriel is the COPs for Cancer Child Ambassador …

Students celebrate Winter Carnaval

This year, St. Michael Catholic Academy in Markham celebrated winter Carnaval the week of February 6th. To mark the week, students participated in theme days such as scarf day, hat day, PJ day and jersey day. Activities also included door decorating contest, mask making, a visit from a "voyageur" and of course a visit from Bonhomme Carnaval! Staff and students enjoyed this fun-filled Carnaval week at St. Michael Catholic Academy…

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School students win high school Automotive Technology Competition

Two automotive technician students from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario, prevailed over 18 other Toronto-area high school teams to win a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian International AutoShow on February 15, 2017. Ryan Gullage and Michael Lamanna performed a number of timed technical tasks and worked on a new Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen that had been rigged with a no-start condition by automotive instructors from Centennial College…

Blessed Scalabrini students featured in Water For Tomorrow Student Calendar

The Regional Municipality of York creates a Water for Tomorrow calendar each year, which features artwork by students who live in the region. The 2017 calendar features 12 original drawings, created by students who were in Grade 7 during the 2015-2016 school year. These students, now in Grade 8, offered their unique visions of water responsibility and how we must respect this valued resource…

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