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”

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”

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”

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”

York Catholic students commemorate D-Day and the Italian Campaign

In a life changing extension of faith-based and academic studies, students and staff from eight York Catholic high schools travelled to France and Italy this month to take an active role in world history. In both countries, our York Catholic student ambassadors took part in official WWII ceremonies of remembrance, and in Italy, had the … Continue reading “York Catholic students commemorate D-Day and the Italian Campaign”

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”