Students explore the roots of popular music for Black History Month

Students at St. Gregory the Great CES in Woodbridge are celebrating Black History Month by learning about the historical development of music over the ages directly linked to great Black artists and their experiences. Grade 5-8 students have been exploring the roots of popular music known today through influential Black artists of North America.  Grade 5 students … Continue reading “Students explore the roots of popular music for Black History Month”

Markham students wear hats to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis

From January 16th – 19th, students at St. Justin, Martyr Catholic Elementary School in Markham raised funds and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  Led by Grade 8 student, Julien L., students wore hats on January 19th and donated to the charity. Students who donated were also entered into a draw to win prizes. Students, then were … Continue reading “Markham students wear hats to raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis”

St. Augustine Art Exhibit Gala welcomed over 250 visitors to the CEC

During the month of January, an exhibit of art work by students at St. Augustine CHS in Markham was on display at the Board’s Catholic Education Centre. The exhibit was a culmination of art work from semester one art classes of students in Grades 9 – 12. Over 250 parents, students, and special guests attended the opening … Continue reading “St. Augustine Art Exhibit Gala welcomed over 250 visitors to the CEC”

YCDSB now taking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumni campaign

The York Catholic District School Board is accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni campaign, which features graduates from its secondary schools who have met a high level of success in their chosen careers or who have made valuable and unique contributions to society. The campaign, which will be rolled out in May, includes profiles … Continue reading “YCDSB now taking nominations for its 2017 Distinguished Alumni campaign”

Georgina Families invited to Open House at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School in Georgina’s Keswick community will host an Open House for families on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. All families in Georgina are invited. The Catholic College School serves students in Grades 7-12 in a unique model that helps students to develop spiritually, intellectually, … Continue reading “Georgina Families invited to Open House at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School”

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. Catholic schools across York Region will mark Black History Month with special events including visits from guest speakers, theatrical performances, morning reflections, African drumming workshops, school displays, and a variety of classroom learning activities. Below is a … Continue reading “York Catholic schools celebrate Black History Month”

Grade 9 Student, Aurora Cotop, wins Gold at National Skating Competition

Congratulations to Aurora Cotop, Grade 9 Student at Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Richmond Hill, on winning the Women’s Junior Gold Medal at the Canadian Tire National Skating Championship on January 19, 2017. Aurora started skating when she was just four years old. She aspires to continue her passion in figure skating and hopes … Continue reading “Grade 9 Student, Aurora Cotop, wins Gold at National Skating Competition”

Girls in STEM Initiative brings special guest speaker to St. Robert CHS

Melanie Hudson, President of Lexmark Canada visited St. Robert CHS in Markham to speak with the school’s Robotics team, FRC Team 4001. The visit was arranged by Kim Cooper of FIRST Canada as part of a new initiative from FIRST called Girls in STEM. In all there were approximately 100 students who stayed after school to hear … Continue reading “Girls in STEM Initiative brings special guest speaker to St. Robert CHS”

St. Theresa of Lisieux’s Semester-End Italian Mass

St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School in Richmond Hill recently held a Semester-End Mass and Get-Together for students in the Grade 10 Italian class and their families. The mass was held on Friday, January 13, 2017 in the St. Theresa Chapel and was celebrated by Father Francesco Sandrin, Associate Pastor of St. Mary Immaculate Parish. … Continue reading “St. Theresa of Lisieux’s Semester-End Italian Mass”