York Catholic students and staff honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day

Throughout Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day, staff and students at the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) remembered and honoured our Canadian veterans, and those who continue to serve. This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Students and staff honoured our brave Canadian heroes through artwork, displays, … Continue reading “York Catholic students and staff honour Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day”

St. Robert CHS graduate empowers student voice through the Black Youth Leadership Program, volunteerism and more

When asked what his advice is for younger students, Elijah Gyansa says to “be bold and never let procrastination and fear hinder your potential. Learn to take risks. Learn to get involved. Understand that the worst answer people can give you when you put yourself out there is “no” and those “no’s” are what makes … Continue reading “St. Robert CHS graduate empowers student voice through the Black Youth Leadership Program, volunteerism and more”

St. Maximilian Kolbe alumni drafted 2nd overall in the NHL by the LA Kings

Quinton Byfield, recent graduate from St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School, was drafted second overall in the National Hockey League (NHL) by the LA Kings. He also made history by becoming “the highest-selected Black player in the NHL.” In an interview with the NHL, Byfield said, “It means a lot to me, it’s something special. … Continue reading “St. Maximilian Kolbe alumni drafted 2nd overall in the NHL by the LA Kings”

YCDSB grandparent, inspired by his faith, donates painting of St. Maximilian Kolbe to namesake school

Raymond Kane is a proud member of the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) community. His granddaughter is currently a Grade 12 student at St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS. Motivated by his desire to spread joy to students and staff at the school, Kane painted his depiction of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s patron saint and donated it … Continue reading “YCDSB grandparent, inspired by his faith, donates painting of St. Maximilian Kolbe to namesake school”

York Catholic honours Orange Shirt Day 2020

On September 30, 2020, students and staff from across the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) commemorated Orange Shirt Day to acknowledge the impact of the residential school system, raise awareness and honour Indigenous communities, and promote reconciliation. In recognition of this day, students and staff wore an orange shirt in honour of Phyllis (Jack) … Continue reading “York Catholic honours Orange Shirt Day 2020”

St. Robert CHS student creates non-profit organization to engage youth in STEM literacy and opportunities

Aditya Ohri, is a Grade 12 student from St. Robert Catholic High School enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Inspired by his passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Aditya founded the non-profit organization, Court Science, which aims to make engaging in STEM education and data science accessible to youth worldwide through his … Continue reading “St. Robert CHS student creates non-profit organization to engage youth in STEM literacy and opportunities”

Cardinal Carter CHS student receives prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship worth $100,000

Emanuel Piccininni, Cardinal Carter Catholic High School student, is one of 100 students from across Canada to be named a Schulich Leadership Scholar. Emanuel was awarded the Schulich Leadership Scholarship worth $100,000 for demonstrating academic excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This also makes him the first Cardinal Carter student to receive the … Continue reading “Cardinal Carter CHS student receives prestigious Schulich Leadership Scholarship worth $100,000”

York Catholic congratulates 2020 Yes I Can Recipients

The York Catholic District School Board and The Council for Exceptional Children, York Region Chapter 543, would like to acknowledge and congratulate all student and adult recipients of the 2020 Yes I Can Awards. The Yes I Can Awards recognize the accomplishments of exceptional students who have made significant achievements in the categories of School … Continue reading “York Catholic congratulates 2020 Yes I Can Recipients”