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York Catholic schools celebrate Earth Month

April is Earth Month. This year, April 22, 2020 also marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Students and staff across York Catholic celebrated our planet earth by promoting ways to protect it through live-demonstrations, artwork, cleaning up their neighbourhood and more. Take a look at some of these Earth Month celebrations below:

St. Elizabeth CHS student joins Team Canada’s Junior National Team

David Calabrese is a Grade 12 student at St. Elizabeth Catholic High School with a dream to play professional baseball. One might say he lives and breathes the sport. Recently, he has been invited, as one of Canada’s top high school players, to represent his country on the Junior National Team. “David is an outstanding … Continue reading “St. Elizabeth CHS student joins Team Canada’s Junior National Team”

St. Gabriel the Archangel raises more than $30K to help find a Cure for Claire

When asked what St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Elementary School thought of Claire Gortnar, they responded, “she is the perfect combination between princess and warrior.” Claire is a junior kindergarten student at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Elementary School. In the classroom, her favourite subjects include music and movement. She also enjoys being around her … Continue reading “St. Gabriel the Archangel raises more than $30K to help find a Cure for Claire”

York Catholic students host their first PuMP+ STEM fair for youths to explore pathways

Last month, York Catholic students members of Prospective Medical Professionals hosted PuMP+, their first science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fair at the Richmond Hill Centre of Performing Arts. The event provided students with the opportunity to partake in STEM activities, speak with industry professionals and learn about the many career pathways available to them. … Continue reading “York Catholic students host their first PuMP+ STEM fair for youths to explore pathways”

St. Monica CES Eco Club raises funds for Australian bushfires with handmade buttons

When the Eco Club at St. Monica Catholic Elementary School heard about the Australian bushfires and the animals it affected, they knew they had to take action. Students came up with the idea to create more than 800 buttons to raise awareness for the bushfires and the animals that inhabit the lands. The button designs … Continue reading “St. Monica CES Eco Club raises funds for Australian bushfires with handmade buttons”

St. Gregory the Great CA duct tapes their principal to the wall to raise more than $20,000

“The proof of love is in the works.” – St. Gregory the Great. Who wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to duct tape their principal to the wall and donate to a great cause at the same time? Since the beginning of the school year, students and staff at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Academy were … Continue reading “St. Gregory the Great CA duct tapes their principal to the wall to raise more than $20,000”

St. Augustine celebrates new and rekindles old friendships with an inclusive Best Buddies Day Dance

Friendship is in the air at the York Catholic District School Board. For the fourth year in a row, York Catholic schools, in partnership with Best Buddies Canada, an organization that pairs students living with intellectual disabilities with neurotypical peers, hosted a Best Buddies Day Dance. This year, students and staff at St. Augustine Catholic … Continue reading “St. Augustine celebrates new and rekindles old friendships with an inclusive Best Buddies Day Dance”