St. Catherine of Siena hosts first Elementary Special Olympics Sports Festival

On Wednesday, June 5th, students, staff, friends and family gathered at St. Catherine of Siena CES in Woodbridge for YCDSB’s first-ever Elementary Special Olympics Sports Festival. 31 student athletes with exceptionalities from Catholic elementary schools across York Region participated in a variety of events, supported and encouraged by student volunteers, educational assistants, teachers and supporters.  … Continue reading “St. Catherine of Siena hosts first Elementary Special Olympics Sports Festival”

Relationships built between Thornhill and Attawapiskat students

Unexpected friendships form in the spirit of Reconciliation Students and staff from St. Elizabeth CHS in Thornhill and Bishop Marrocco Thomas Merton SS in Toronto were recently recognized by the Canadian Parliament for their work with the Attawapiskat First Nations community. What started as a soccer camp by St. Elizabeth Teacher, Dan Romano and Bishop … Continue reading “Relationships built between Thornhill and Attawapiskat students”

Holy Cross CA athletes victorious at inaugural Invitational Youth Games

Congratulations to Marlene C.P., Emil A., Thomas M., and an honourable mention to Kevin C. for representing York Catholic and Holy Cross Catholic Academy at the Inaugural “Invitational Youth Games” May 14-17 in Toronto. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics Ontario, the event welcomed over 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches, from seven international regions, … Continue reading “Holy Cross CA athletes victorious at inaugural Invitational Youth Games”

St. Mark CES Student Wins “Mayor For A Day” Contest in Whitchurch-Stouffville

Congratulations to Gabriella B., Grade 6 student at St. Mark CES for winner the first-ever Mayor For a Day Contest in Whitchurch-Stouffville! Open to students in Grades 5 – 7, the contest gave young people an opportunity to share ideas on how to make Whitchurch-Stouffville an even better place to live.  Applicants were invited to … Continue reading “St. Mark CES Student Wins “Mayor For A Day” Contest in Whitchurch-Stouffville”

Young Entrepreneurs at St. Mary Immaculate CES Win BMO Financial Innovation Award

Congratulations to the Grade 2 students in Mrs. Swirla’s class at St. Mary Immaculate CES in Richmond Hill for winning the BMO Financial Group National Student Innovation Award Enterprising Spirit. This award recognizes classes that leverage available and unique talents/resources of teacher, business partner, students, school and/or community.  The award is one of only 12 … Continue reading “Young Entrepreneurs at St. Mary Immaculate CES Win BMO Financial Innovation Award”

St. John Chrysostom breaks ground for a greener school

On June 6th, students, staff, friends and special guests of St John Chrysostom CES in Newmarket joined together to celebrate a special green initiative, the “De-Paving & Naturalization” of the school’s Kindergarten space. All in attendance worked together to achieve the school’s globally-focused objective of becoming a more environmentally-responsible facility and mindful student community. Along … Continue reading “St. John Chrysostom breaks ground for a greener school”