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Nous sommes amis! Carnival friendship week at St. Mary of the Angels

Carnival is a festive season that is traditionally held in the weeks or days immediately preceding the liturgical season of Lent. St. Mary of the Angels was one of many schools that celebrated Carnival this February. The Woodbridge school’s Carnival celebration incorporated friendship and anti-bullying themes, while encouraging all staff and students to dialogue in French. … Continue reading “Nous sommes amis! Carnival friendship week at St. Mary of the Angels”

Upcoming information session for YCDSB elementary arts program

The York Catholic District School Board offers an Elementary Regional Arts Program for students in Grades 4 – 8 who want to develop their artistic talents and enhance their interest in the arts. The Elementary Regional Arts Program (ERAP) is offered at St. Michael Catholic Academy in Thornhill, and any student who qualifies for admission to a … Continue reading “Upcoming information session for YCDSB elementary arts program”

Students welcome and cheer for 37 new Canadians

On Monday, February 6, 2015, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School in Markham proudly hosted a Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in honour of 37 immigrants who took the Oath of Citizenship that day. The school’s staff and students beautifully adorned the school foyer, library and gym with red and white decorations. They also wore red and white clothing, … Continue reading “Students welcome and cheer for 37 new Canadians”

Keswick student earns $100K Loran Scholarship

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Nicole Flanagan, Grade 12 student at Our Lady of The Lake Catholic College School in Keswick for earning the Loran Scholarship. The Loran Scholars Foundation identifies and supports exemplary young Canadians who demonstrate character, service and leadership. Founded in 1988, the Loran Scholars Foundation was the first national organization in Canada … Continue reading “Keswick student earns $100K Loran Scholarship”

St. Joan of Arc students celebrate bocce win

Congratulations to the St. Joan of Arc Bocce Team which won a recent YCDSB Youth Bocce Competition that was held on January 28th at the Maple Community Centre. The exceptional students on the St. Joan of Arc team scored the most points and celebrated their victory. The competition was organized by the Board’s Student Services Department and … Continue reading “St. Joan of Arc students celebrate bocce win”

St. Andrew students “bake for change”

Free the Children recently launched a new campaign called, “We Bake for Change.” As part of this initiative, members of the St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School’s Luke 4:18 Social Justice Committee participated in a special baking workshop offered by Free the Children. Students participating in the workshop learned how to make four different nut-free treats, that … Continue reading “St. Andrew students “bake for change””

Students send Valentines to Veterans

For St. Valentine’s Day, Mrs. Miller’s Kindergarten class and Mrs. Yoshiki’s Grade 7 class at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham teamed up to make Valentine’s Day cards for our Canadian Veterans. Representatives from Veterans Affairs Canada collected the cards filled with messages of love and appreciation, and are distributing them to veterans in long-term care facilities … Continue reading “Students send Valentines to Veterans”

Students win for their depictions of ways you can “Be A Hero”

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Daniel Fernandez, Grade 11 student at St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS in Woodbridge, and Matthew Lee, Grade 10 student at St. Augustine CHS in Markham who were two of three winners for the 2015 Student Crime Stoppers of York Region Poster Design Contest. The Board also congratulates Alice Chan from Markham District … Continue reading “Students win for their depictions of ways you can “Be A Hero””

International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament Media Launch

On February 6, Chair of the Board, Elizabeth Crowe and Director of Education, Patricia Preston joined Special Olympics Ontario, Youth Bocce Canada, and Seneca College to officially launch the International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament, which will be held in York Region this Spring. Twenty-four teams, representing 8 different countries will be participating in the tournament. … Continue reading “International Special Olympics Bocce Tournament Media Launch”