News Stories Archive

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”

Schools celebrate National Sweater Day

On Thursday, February 5, St. Justin, Martyr CES in Markham and Good Shephard CES in East Gwillimbury, were among 24 York Catholic schools that celebrated National Sweater Day. National Sweater Day, led by the World Wildlife Federation Canada, strives to spark conversation about how we can save energy and raise awareness for energy conservation at home, work and school, … Continue reading “Schools celebrate National Sweater Day”

YCDSB taking nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni campaign

The York Catholic District School Board is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni campaign, which features graduates from its secondary schools who have gone on to make significant and unique contributions in their respective careers and communities. The campaign, which will be rolled out in the spring during Catholic Education Week, includes profiles of … Continue reading “YCDSB taking nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni campaign”

York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month

Catholic schools across York Region will mark Black History Month throughout February with special events including visits from guest speakers, morning reflections, African drumming circles, school displays, and a variety of classroom learning activities. “Black History Month provides an excellent opportunity for our schools, students, and staff to recognize the important contributions made by Black … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”

YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES turns one

The Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic Elementary School in Markham turned one this January. Operated by the YMCA, the centre offers family-centered, drop-in school readiness programs for parents/caregivers and their children up to the age of six. Programs vary throughout the year, and some are specifically designated for a particular age group. Programs … Continue reading “YMCA Ontario Early Years Centre at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES turns one”

Father Bressani CHS wins second place in Faith in Our Future video contest

This past fall, the Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) invited all students from Grades 4-12 in Ontario’s Catholic schools to participate in its annual Faith in Our Future video contest. Students were asked to submit a two-minute video about the meaning of Advent from the perspective of students, individuals, or groups/classes in the Catholic … Continue reading “Father Bressani CHS wins second place in Faith in Our Future video contest”

Richmond Hill mayor speaks to St. Anne students about the role of government

Richmond Hill Mayor, David Barrow visited St. Anne Catholic Elementary School on January 20, 2015 and spoke with Grade 5 students about the role of government and responsible citizenship, which coincides with what they are learning in their social studies class. The mayor shared a great deal of information about his role and responsibilities, and described some … Continue reading “Richmond Hill mayor speaks to St. Anne students about the role of government”