Boundary Review: Pope Francis CES and Our Lady of Fatima CES

Consistent with the Board’s Long Term Accommodation Plan, a boundary change has been proposed involving Pope Francis CES and Our Lady of Fatima CES. Accommodation Options will include the redirection of areas located north of Major Mackenzie Drive, currently attending Our Lady of Fatima CES, to Pope Francis CES. Board staff would like to discuss … Continue reading “Boundary Review: Pope Francis CES and Our Lady of Fatima CES”

York Catholic District School Board Names Ab Falconi as New Director of Education

The Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Ab Falconi as the new Director of Education for the York Catholic District School Board, effective April 1, 2018. Mr. Falconi replaces retired Director of Education, Patricia Preston, and Acting Director, Diane Murgaski. “We are pleased and excited to welcome Mr. Falconi as our new Director of … Continue reading “York Catholic District School Board Names Ab Falconi as New Director of Education”

St. Anthony CES welcomes award-winning author, Itah Sadu for Black History Month

In honour of Black History Month, St. Anthony CES in Thornhill welcomed Itah Sadu, an award-winning author, storyteller, and owner of Toronto bookstore, A Different Booklist. Sadu shared the rich oral traditions of the Caribbean, Africa and North America with the school’s Grade 1-8 students and teachers through a presentation titled, Stories That Make You Holler. … Continue reading “St. Anthony CES welcomes award-winning author, Itah Sadu for Black History Month”

St. Brother Andre Catholic High School students win TADA skills competition second year in a row

YCDSB congratulates Christopher Giuga and David Vecchiarelli, students from St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham on their recent team win at the TADA skills competition. The two SBA automotive technician students prevailed over 17 other Toronto-area high school teams to win a high-octane skills competition at the Canadian International Auto Show on February 15, 2018. Christopher … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre Catholic High School students win TADA skills competition second year in a row”

Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen speaks to St. Gregory the Great students

St. Gregory the Great Academy students recently participated in a video call with Canadian Astronaut, Jeremy Hansen. The students were inspired to reach for their goals through hard work, perseverance and a focus on maths and science. Hansen explained how the life of an astronaut is a life of adventure and exploration and that astronauts … Continue reading “Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen speaks to St. Gregory the Great students”

San Lorenzo Ruiz CES joins in on the Olympic Fun!

In spirit of the Winter Olympics, the Healthy School Committee at San Lorenzo Ruiz CES in Markham created a “Pass the Olympic Torch” Daily Physical Activity (DPA) initiative. This year, the committee set a goal to promote physical activity into the daily lives of its students and staff and thought that the Olympics would be … Continue reading “San Lorenzo Ruiz CES joins in on the Olympic Fun!”

Leah Parsons, mother of Rehtaeh Parsons to speak at local mental health summits

Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora and Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newmarket have teamed up to present two mental health summits on February 15, 2018. Leah Parsons, mother of Rehtaeh Parsons will be the keynote speaker at both events. The first summit, which will be held during the school day at Cardinal … Continue reading “Leah Parsons, mother of Rehtaeh Parsons to speak at local mental health summits”

YCDSB Trustees, Staff, Parents and Community Partners Honour Director of Education, Patricia Preston, at Retirement Dinner

Over 200 people gathered at the Venetian Banquet and Event Venue in Vaughan on January 25, 2018 to celebrate the retirement of Patricia Preston, Director of Education. The retirement celebration which included performances by St. Elizabeth CHS music students, and special guests such as His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Reverend Bishop Wayne Kirkpatrick, Ministry officials, … Continue reading “YCDSB Trustees, Staff, Parents and Community Partners Honour Director of Education, Patricia Preston, at Retirement Dinner”

Nominations Now Open for our Distinguished Alumni Campaign

YCDSB is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni Campaign The York Catholic District School Board is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni Campaign. The campaign features six graduates from YCDSB secondary schools who have met a high level of success in their chosen careers or who have made valuable and unique … Continue reading “Nominations Now Open for our Distinguished Alumni Campaign”