News Stories Archive

Green initiatives setting records thanks to critical partnerships

In 2018, the York Catholic District School Board saw yet another successful year of creating green spaces through its School Ground Greening Program. The program is made possible thanks to valuable partnerships with Evergreen and The Regional Municipality of York. A record number of Catholic schools participated in the program this past year, demonstrating the … Continue reading “Green initiatives setting records thanks to critical partnerships”

Holy Cross CA’s Special Education Information Night

Holy Cross Catholic Academy in Woodbridge will be hosting a Special Education Information Night on Wednesday, February 13, at 7 p.m. in its library. Grade 8 students and families who would like to learn more about the Special Education Programs offered at the high school should plan to attend. The information evening will review Holy … Continue reading “Holy Cross CA’s Special Education Information Night”

Nominations now open for York Catholic’s annual Distinguished Alumni honour

You have until February 28th to nominate a great graduate who has made a difference locally or abroad The York Catholic District School Board is now accepting nominations for its annual Distinguished Alumni Campaign. Each year, the highly-anticipated campaign features six graduates from York Catholic secondary schools who have met a high level of success … Continue reading “Nominations now open for York Catholic’s annual Distinguished Alumni honour”

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”

SPP Coders learn from Apple App Developers

On December 5, 2018, 23 students ranging from Grades 1-8 from St. Padre Pio Catholic Elementary School participated in a special invitation only, Hour of Code event at the Yorkdale Apple Store. At the event, which was held to correspond with Computer Science Education Week, December 3-9, the students developed their coding skills on iPads … Continue reading “SPP Coders learn from Apple App Developers”