Innovation and Entrepreneurship come alive at Our Lady of the Lake CCS

This spring, before school wrapped up, Ms. Bona’s Grade 7 class and Ms. Podlipski’s Grade 8 class at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic College School in Keswick, worked collaboratively with Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs to help innovation, design-thinking and technology come alive in the classroom. At the center of the program, students were assigned the … Continue reading “Innovation and Entrepreneurship come alive at Our Lady of the Lake CCS”

Congratulations to our 2019 Eco Schools!

2018-2019 was another terrific year for our York Catholic Ontario EcoSchools program, with 46 schools obtaining certification.  In addition, a record number of 15 YCDSB schools achieved platinum status with seven schools achieving platinum for the first time! YCDSB Platinum Certified EcoSchools Secondary Schools Jean Vanier CHS* St. Robert CHS St. Jean de Brebeuf CHS* … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Eco Schools!”

Congratulations to our 2019 Healthy Schools!

Healthy Schools certification programs recognize and celebrate school communities for promoting and enhancing the health and well-being of students, school staff, and the broader community. This past school year, York Catholic elementary and secondary schools worked as youth champions in both regional and provincial programs, earning Healthy School certifications for their work in areas including … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Healthy Schools!”

Congratulations to our 2019 OECTA Young Authors

York Catholic congratulates its student-winners who were selected for the 2019 Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Young Authors Awards / Prix Jeunes Ecrivains this past June. Elementary and secondary students from Catholic Boards across Ontario submitted original works, judged in five creative streams: short story, play, poem, fiction, and non-fiction, in both English and … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 OECTA Young Authors”

MaxTech 4343 Robotics Crew thanks Board for support

Mindfulness – Sportsmanship – Positive Inclusion –  Relationship Building:  That’s the secret behind the science and success of the MaxTech 4343 Robotics Crew. This July, two students and a parent-mentor representing St. Maximilian Kolbe’s Robotics Crew, 4343, visited the York Catholic District School Board’s Catholic Education Centre in Aurora to present a plaque of appreciation … Continue reading “MaxTech 4343 Robotics Crew thanks Board for support”

Three York Catholic students graduate with a perfect 100 per cent average

YCDSB’s top students all recognized they wanted to be challenged in high school Three York Catholic students graduated with a perfect 100 per cent average this past June; the Board congratulates Brett Gugel of St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS, Jessica Schneider of St. Robert CHS and James Xu of Father Michael McGivney CA on this … Continue reading “Three York Catholic students graduate with a perfect 100 per cent average”

SBA Graduate, Keeley Aird awarded 70K scholarship from TD

The York Catholic District School Board congratulates Keeley Aird, a recent graduate of St. Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham for earning the prestigious TD Community Leadership Scholarship, which includes $70,000 to put toward her post-secondary studies. Science mentor, youth advocate, Guinness world record holder, York Catholic ambassador, and entrepreneur are all words that … Continue reading “SBA Graduate, Keeley Aird awarded 70K scholarship from TD”

Congratulations to our 2019 Oral Communications winners

The 2019 YCDSB Regional Oral Communications Competition was held at Guardian Angels CES this spring. Participating students wrote and delivered inspiring original speeches that showed off their creative flair and persuasive styles. Thanks go out to staff judges at all levels of the competitive action across York Catholic this year. Congratulations to our winners in … Continue reading “Congratulations to our 2019 Oral Communications winners”

Students Shine in Centro Scuola Literary Contest

Contest celebrated Italian Heritage Month Congratulations to students from St. Gregory the Great CA who participated in the annual Centro Scuola Literary Contest in June at Columbus Centre in Toronto as part of La Festa della Lingua Italiana, The Festival of The Italian Language, which highlighted Italian Heritage Month. This year’s theme was, “Leonardo da … Continue reading “Students Shine in Centro Scuola Literary Contest”

Congratulations to the Autism Behavior Science Program Graduates

On June 19th, graduation ceremonies for the 2019 Autism Behavior Science Graduate Program were held at the Board’s Catholic Education Centre in Aurora. Delivered in collaboration with George Brown College, the program is offered to Educational Assistants and Interveners currently working with YCDSB. This year, a group of 11 outstanding professionals enhanced their existing learning … Continue reading “Congratulations to the Autism Behavior Science Program Graduates”