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13th Annual Taste of Joan event to celebrate culture & cuisine

St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Vaughan’s Maple community is home to over 1,200 students representing over 50 countries. On May 2nd, it will once again host its annual Taste of Joan event, which celebrates the cultural diversity of the school’s students and staff. The theme for this year’s event is “Passport to … Continue reading “13th Annual Taste of Joan event to celebrate culture & cuisine”

Seniors at long term care facility show appreciation for students

Throughout the school year, the Luke 4:18 Social Justice Committee at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Elementary School have participated in heartwarming, meaningful interactions with the senior citizens at the Sherwood Long Term Care facility in Maple. To show their appreciation for all that the students have done over the year, including the special “Senior Prom” event, and … Continue reading “Seniors at long term care facility show appreciation for students”

School artifacts on display to mark YCDSB’s 50th Anniversary

Old yearbooks, class photos, uniforms, newspaper clippings among items in YCDSB 50th Anniversary Display at the CEC 50 years ago, the York County Roman Catholic Separate School Board (YCRCSSB), the precursor of the York Catholic District School Board was established. The formation of the YCRCSSB amalgamated the delivery of education of several Catholic schools in … Continue reading “School artifacts on display to mark YCDSB’s 50th Anniversary”

Father Michael McGivney CA presents: The Wizard of Oz

FMM Community invited to join Dorothy as she journey’s down the Yellow Brick Road Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy in Markham is proud to present The Wizard of Oz on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th. With a cast of over 50 students under the helm of Sofia Nardi, Teacher and Producer/Co-Director, the audience is in for … Continue reading “Father Michael McGivney CA presents: The Wizard of Oz

St. Mary of the Angels students perform in Carmen with Opera Belcanto

On April 4th and 6th, students from St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Elementary School in Woodbridge had an amazing and rare opportunity to perform in the opera Carmen with Opera Belcanto of York at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The dedicated Grade 2-8 students who are part of the school’s chorus … Continue reading “St. Mary of the Angels students perform in Carmen with Opera Belcanto”

York Catholic students recognized for Challenging Stereotypes

Several York Catholic high school students were recently recognized by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute GTA for placing or becoming a finalist in the charity’s annual Creative Minds Youth Contest. High school students were invited to submit an essay, artwork and/or short video on the theme of Challenging Stereotypes – Embracing Uniqueness in Today’s World.  The … Continue reading “York Catholic students recognized for Challenging Stereotypes”

Knock Your Socks Off at St. Raphael the Archangel

Students and staff across the York Catholic District School Board marked World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21st, by wearing unique, fun and “odd” socks. Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder which is caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. This … Continue reading “Knock Your Socks Off at St. Raphael the Archangel”

York Catholic students show-off their skills

On Wednesday, March 27th, students from York Catholic secondary schools competed in the first-ever Board-wide Technological Skills Competition. This competition was a qualifying event for the regional and provincial Ontario Technological Skills Competitions. Judged by industry experts, students competed in one of five categories: Auto Service, Coding, Hairstyling, Photography, and TV/Video. Auto Service Students faced … Continue reading “York Catholic students show-off their skills”

World Autism Day is April 2

The York Catholic District School Board proudly recognizes World Autism Day on April 2nd. York Catholic schools along with organizations around the world will celebrate this day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Several York Catholic schools have coordinated with Autism Ontario of York Region to host flag-raising ceremonies on April 2nd to help raise … Continue reading “World Autism Day is April 2”

Sacred Canoe recognized by Canadian Parliament in Ottawa

‘Canoe to the Capital’ continues the ‘Sacred Canoe’ project and tells a story of reconciliation Students and staff from Newmarket’s Sacred Heart Catholic High School, along with community partners in Newmarket presented their Sacred Canoe community-based arts project at the Canadian Parliament on March 21st to help mark the International Day for the Elimination of … Continue reading “Sacred Canoe recognized by Canadian Parliament in Ottawa”