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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”

Students and staff across York Catholic honoured Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day

On Monday, Nov. 11, students and staff across the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) paid tribute to Canadian veterans, and those who continue to serve, with special assemblies and activities that featured artwork installations, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, dramatic performances, and more. Cardinal Carter Catholic High School At Cardinal Carter Catholic High … Continue reading “Students and staff across York Catholic honoured Canadian heroes on Remembrance Day”

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”

Volunteer Community Representatives Wanted for Supervised Alternative Learning Committee

The York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) is committed to helping every student reach their full potential and recognizes that some students may need additional support. One of the ways we do this is through the Ministry of Education mandated Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) Program. YCDSB is currently looking for volunteers to sit on the … Continue reading “Volunteer Community Representatives Wanted for Supervised Alternative Learning Committee”

“Kaleidoscope In The Schools” Comes to Life at YCDSB

Innovative No-Cost Program Introduces Performing Arts to JK-Grade 4 Students in Aurora Beginning in November, the Kaleidoscope in the Schools (KITS) program will bring no-cost professional performing arts experiences including music, theatre, and dance to all JK-Grade 4 students in every Catholic and Public elementary school in Aurora. This fully-subsidized pilot program is presented by … Continue reading ““Kaleidoscope In The Schools” Comes to Life at YCDSB”

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”