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St. Brother Andre Student Shines at Markham Fair Teen Talent Contest

York Catholic congratulates James Marrin, a Grade 11 student at St. Brother Andre Catholic High School on his recent performance at the Markham Fair’s Teen Variety Talent Contest on September 28, 2018. James’ performance earned him the top spot in the competition. Congratulations also to Matthew Crespo, a recent St. Brother Andre graduate who earned … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre Student Shines at Markham Fair Teen Talent Contest”

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. … Continue reading “October is Learning Disability Awareness Month”

Active School Travel. Move more, move better.

What is Active School Travel? You may have heard the terms Active Travel, Active School Travel, Active Transportation or Sustainable Transportation before. What do these terms mean? Active School Travel is the use of any form of human-powered travel, such as walking or wheeling (including cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or using a wheelchair) to get to … Continue reading “Active School Travel. Move more, move better.”

Cardinal Carter CHS Connects with Academy Award Winning Director

On Monday, September 17th, Cardinal Carter students in Ms. Brand’s Communications Technology class had the privilege of talking to Academy award winning Director Louie Psihoyos. The students had watched his 2010 Best Documentary The Cove and had lots of questions. Despite a 3 hour time difference, Mr. Psihoyos met with us virtually to share insights … Continue reading “Cardinal Carter CHS Connects with Academy Award Winning Director”

Upcoming Open House for Catholic High School Regional Arts Program

Option for specialist programs in vocal & instrumental music, dance, drama, visual arts, and digital media St. Elizabeth Catholic High School will be holding its annual Open House for its Regional Arts Program on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 7 p.m. the YCDSB Theatre for the Arts, which is located adjacent to the school at … Continue reading “Upcoming Open House for Catholic High School Regional Arts Program”

St. Padre Pio CES raises $7,000 for Hospice Vaughan

Vaughan, ON – September 14, 2018 – Last school year, the Student Leadership Committee at St. Padre Pio Catholic Elementary School comprised of Grade 6, 7 and 8 students took action and raised funds for Hospice Vaughan a local non-profit that provides compassionate support to individuals and their families facing a life-limiting illness or the loss of a … Continue reading “St. Padre Pio CES raises $7,000 for Hospice Vaughan”

Meet your new 2018-19 Junior Student Trustee, Matthew Ho

The York Catholic District School Board is proud to announce that Matthew Ho, a Grade 11 student from St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School in Richmond Hill is the Board’s new Junior Student Trustee for the 2018-19 school year. Matthew strives for the best and participates extensively in his school community. Previously in high … Continue reading “Meet your new 2018-19 Junior Student Trustee, Matthew Ho”

FMM teacher receives prestigious award from Cardinal Collins

The Jean-Baptiste De La Salle Award is presented by the Catholic Teachers Guild (Toronto Chapter) every August to a teacher who faithfully, joyfully, and humbly witnesses to Christ on a day to day basis in the context of his/her teaching assignment. Only one teacher is selected each year. This year (2018) the award was presented … Continue reading “FMM teacher receives prestigious award from Cardinal Collins”

York Catholic District School Board Land Acknowledgment

School Boards across Ontario are demonstrating their commitment to Truth and Reconciliation by providing Land Acknowledgements that honour Indigenous Peoples and traditional lands. At the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB), we echo the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) in their response to the Calls … Continue reading “York Catholic District School Board Land Acknowledgment”