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50 schools earn EcoSchool certification this year

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates its 50 schools that received EcoSchool Certification for the 2017-2018 school year. The Board would especially like to recognize St. Bernadette CES in Sutton and St. Paul CES in Newmarket, which were both new to the EcoSchool program this year and achieved a silver recognition! EcoSchools is an … Continue reading “50 schools earn EcoSchool certification this year”

Students show their spirit at YCDSB’s annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day

Over a hundred student athletes from 13 Catholic high schools across York Region participated in YCDSB’s annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day at Jean Vanier CHS on June 4, 2018. The students participated in various athletic events and activities with the support of student volunteers, educational assistants and teachers. This event celebrated the many … Continue reading “Students show their spirit at YCDSB’s annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day”

Students from Gamètì, Northwest Territories visit Holy Cross CA

On Monday, May 28, 2018, Holy Cross Catholic Academy was thrilled to host students from Jean Wetrade School, located in Gamètì, Northwest Territories. Former Holy Cross teacher, Margaret Ann Phillips, is continuing her teaching career in Gamètì, and along with Principal Ed Lavor, arranged for the week long trip to Toronto. The day at Holy … Continue reading “Students from Gamètì, Northwest Territories visit Holy Cross CA”

St. Padre Pio raise funds for Shannen’s Dream

St. Padre Pio CES was honoured to raise funds and awareness for the initiative, Shannen’s Dream as part of the Canada 150 celebration. Shannen’s Dream is an organization founded by Shannen Koostachin, a youth education advocate from the Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario. Shannen’s Dream main focus is creating a safe and caring school environment … Continue reading “St. Padre Pio raise funds for Shannen’s Dream”

Playing for ‘Kids in Need’: YCDSB ScrabbleFest 2018

By M. Marcuzzi YCDSB ScrabbleFest 2018 was held on the last two Saturdays in April:  April 21 (2nd Annual Elementary) and April 28 (5th Annual Secondary). One hundred and eighteen scrabblers from thirteen YRDSB and YCDSB schools converged to compete in the pairs French Scrabble Tournament, with all proceeds going to Toronto’s SickKids Foundation. St. … Continue reading “Playing for ‘Kids in Need’: YCDSB ScrabbleFest 2018”

Congratulations to the YES I CAN Award Winners

This year, the annual ‘Yes I Can’ Awards Ceremony took place at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School in Aurora on May 23rd, 2018. The ceremony acknowledged the achievements of students with identified needs such as physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and developmental disabilities. The awards include student accomplishments in the areas of community service, … Continue reading “Congratulations to the YES I CAN Award Winners”