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St. Theresa of Lisieux home to several math whizzes

The 2018 Canadian Senior and Intermediate Mathematics contests were written by students across the country in November 2018. The Canadian Senior Mathematics Contest (CSMC) and Canadian Intermediate Mathematics Contest (CIMC) are two contests designed to give students the opportunity to have fun while developing their mathematical problem-solving abilities. It is coordinated by the University of … Continue reading “St. Theresa of Lisieux home to several math whizzes”

York Catholic’s Diane Sharp named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals

The York Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that Diane Sharp, Principal of St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville will be honoured as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals by The Learning Partnership. The prestigious title is awarded to only 30 principals from across Canada each year. It recognizes the unique and vital … Continue reading “York Catholic’s Diane Sharp named one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals”

13 year old St. Brendan student appears in films, tv shows and video games

Leonidas Castrounis is a 13 year-old, Grade 8 student at St. Brendan Catholic Elementary School in Stouffville. He is also an actor who has appeared in several films and television shows including: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Recon, Odd Squad, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments, Workin’ Moms, and will appear in an upcoming episode of … Continue reading “13 year old St. Brendan student appears in films, tv shows and video games”

OLA Kindergarten students knit hats for people who are homeless

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Pianezza’s class at Our Lady of the Annunciation CES read many books together last fall that were themed on the virtue of compassion. One of the books, Lily and the Paper Man by Rebecca Upjohn is about a little girl who donated clothes to a man who is homeless, living outside … Continue reading “OLA Kindergarten students knit hats for people who are homeless”

Creative Minds contest encourages empathy

Students from Father Michael McGivney CA & St. Robert CHS among 9 students recognized throughout the Greater Toronto Area For its first time, students from high schools across York Catholic were invited to participate in the Creative Minds Youth Contest. The theme for 2017-2018 contest was “Empathy: Walking in Another’s Shoes.” Students were encouraged to submit … Continue reading “Creative Minds contest encourages empathy”

City of Vaughan recognizes Holy Cross’ Junior Boys Soccer Team

Holy Cross Catholic Academy’s Junior Boys Soccer Team won this year’s YRAA Championship YCDSB congratulates Holy Cross Catholic Academy’s Junior Boys Soccer Team, which recently claimed the York Region Athletic Association Championship. The team was invited by the City of Vaughan to its Committee of the Whole meeting on December 5, 2018, to be formally … Continue reading “City of Vaughan recognizes Holy Cross’ Junior Boys Soccer Team”

YCDSB employee, student and alumni honoured at the Ontario CEC’s 62nd Annual Special Education Conference

Rick Miraglia, York Catholic’s Behaviour Resource Supervisor receives the President’s Award from the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children The York Catholic District School Board sincerely congratulates Rick Miraglia, Behaviour Resource Supervisor, on his recent receipt of the President’s Award from the Ontario Council for Exceptional Children. Rick was presented with the award, which recognizes a … Continue reading “YCDSB employee, student and alumni honoured at the Ontario CEC’s 62nd Annual Special Education Conference”

York Catholic District School Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair

At the December 4 Inaugural Board meeting of the York Catholic District School Board, Dominic Mazzotta, Trustee for Richmond Hill, was elected as Chair by his fellow trustees. He had previously served as a Trustee for eight years. Outgoing Chair Elizabeth Crowe, Trustee for Aurora/King/Whitchurch-Stouffville, who nominated Mazzotta, spoke to his extensive experience as both … Continue reading “York Catholic District School Board Elects New Chair and Vice-Chair”

Senior citizens get a second chance to attend prom

Magical moments at the ‘senior prom’ Students in the Luke 4:18 Social Justice Club at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School in Maple recently helped residents at the nearby Sherwood Retirement Home mark a milestone that they missed in their earlier days — they went to prom together! The students visited the retirement home … Continue reading “Senior citizens get a second chance to attend prom”