Holy Cross Catholic Academy teams up with Gown Girl to provide free dresses to students

Holy Cross Catholic Academy and Gown Girl, a non-profit organization, recently teamed up to provide students from across the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), with more than 60 free, new and lightly worn dresses for all types of occasions – a first for YCDSB. When Amandalina Letterio, founder of Gown Girl, approached the school … Continue reading “Holy Cross Catholic Academy teams up with Gown Girl to provide free dresses to students”

Former member of the Canadian Armed Forces turned teacher

He was known as Corporal Ricard amongst his colleagues in the army. Now, he is known as Mr. Ricard to his students at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School. With Remembrance Day fast approaching, Brian Ricard reflects on his time in the armed forces as he shares his experiences with eager students. “Remembrance Day to … Continue reading “Former member of the Canadian Armed Forces turned teacher”

It’s Official: Our Lady Of Fatima CES Surpasses Their Own 2018 Fundraising Record As ‘Highest Performing YCDSB School’ in Terry Fox Foundation Walk/Run

Once again, the focused, fearless community from Our Lady of Fatima CES (OLF) in Woodbridge have demonstrated the power of Gospel Values in action. This year, students and staff worked as a united force to defend, and ultimately surpass, their own Board record of $10,000 from last year, emerging from the 2019 Terry Fox Walk/Run … Continue reading “It’s Official: Our Lady Of Fatima CES Surpasses Their Own 2018 Fundraising Record As ‘Highest Performing YCDSB School’ in Terry Fox Foundation Walk/Run”

St. Maximilian Kolbe (SMK) Rugby Phenom Lara Jorgensen Named to Team Canada U18 Women’s Squad

SMK Mustangs Varsity Girls 7s Leader Brings Her Game To The Next Level Congratulations to YCDSBs own Lara Jorgensen for launching the 2019-2020 school year in style! In addition to being named SMK Female Athlete of the Month for September, this exceptional player, leader, friend, and sports ambassador was chosen this month to join the … Continue reading “St. Maximilian Kolbe (SMK) Rugby Phenom Lara Jorgensen Named to Team Canada U18 Women’s Squad”

YCDSB Students Reach Top of Competitive Stacking World!

National Team Places In Top 10 at Junior Olympics For more than a decade, students across the YCDSB have been participating in the hugely popular international activity of Sport Stacking as part of the physical education curriculum, both as a rainy day activity, or part of a Family Fitness night.  Many of these students have … Continue reading “YCDSB Students Reach Top of Competitive Stacking World!”

St. Raphael The Archangel CES Chosen To Represent YCDSB In Global Environmental Study

On September 19th St. Raphael the Archangel CES (SRA) hosted an interactive day of Environmental Action, welcoming researchers from the University Of St. Andrews in Scotland to a special edition of the SRA ‘Milk Mats’ Weaving Workshop. Under the auspices of a Universal Scholarship, Biology Graduate Students Milly Clover and Sophie Dorothe Lieke consulted with … Continue reading “St. Raphael The Archangel CES Chosen To Represent YCDSB In Global Environmental Study”

YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th

Held annually on October 5th since 1994, World Teachers’ Day was founded by UNESCO in recognition of the significant contributions of teachers worldwide. The York Catholic District School Board extends a heartfelt thank you to all of our teachers for their commitment to Catholic Education, and for their guidance and leadership of the students and … Continue reading “YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th”

October is Learning Disability Awareness Month

The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the month of October as Learning Disability Awareness Month. During October, YCDSB and its community partner, the Learning Disability Association of York Region, aims to raise awareness about the wide-variety of learning disabilities, reduce stigma, and help people with learning disabilities to access the supports needed to thrive. Help … Continue reading “October is Learning Disability Awareness Month”

October is International Walk to School Month

October is International Walk to School Month (IWALK), and on October 2, 2019, YCDSB will join communities across the globe in celebrating International Walk to School Day! Join the movement! Teachers, administrators and Catholic School Councils can learn more about IWALK or register their school to participate in IWALK Day through the Ontario Active School Travel website. … Continue reading “October is International Walk to School Month”