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St. Patrick students help open Canada’s first municipal milkweed nursery

Students from St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School in Markham recently helped Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Council Members, and representatives from the David Suzuki Foundation officially open Canada’s first municipal milkweed nursery at Milne Dam Conservation Park. The nursery will provide a habitat and vital food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars for years to come. The nursery will grow … Continue reading “St. Patrick students help open Canada’s first municipal milkweed nursery”

“De-paving” event at St. Nicholas CES

On September 23rd, the St. Nicholas school community celebrated the “greening” of the school’s kindergarten area with crafts and activities for students, speeches by municipal and Board dignitaries, and the removal of a paved area by community volunteers. This de-paving project supports the school’s objective of becoming a more environmentally-friendly school. The de-paving project will be followed … Continue reading ““De-paving” event at St. Nicholas CES”

York Catholic District School Board Recognizes World Mental Health Day October 10

October 10th is World Mental Health Day.  The York Catholic District School Board recognizes the importance of increasing awareness of the early signs of child and youth mental health problems; decreasing stigma; and understanding that help is available. We are strongly committed to promoting Mental Well-Being in all our students. The statistics are alarming. One … Continue reading “York Catholic District School Board Recognizes World Mental Health Day October 10”

Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) CES Replacement School

The Board of Trustees approved the construction of Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) replacement school in the Town of East Gwillimbury in August 2016. The school will serve students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and is scheduled for occupancy September 2017. New registrations for OLGC are welcome at Good Shepherd CES which is the … Continue reading “Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) CES Replacement School”

YCDSB congratulates its students who received Centro Scuola Awards

The York Catholic District School Board partners with Centro Scuola to provide enriching learning abroad opportunities for high school students. On September 30th, Centro Scuola held an awards night for students who participated in the 2016 program. Two students from Cardinal Carter Catholic High School in Aurora, Amanda Fregonas and Frankie Boragina received the Gino Ventresca Scholarship … Continue reading “YCDSB congratulates its students who received Centro Scuola Awards”

YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th

October 5th is World Teachers’ Day. Created by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), World Teachers’ Day recognizes the contributions of teachers worldwide and helps to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation for the invaluable contributions that teachers make to education and development throughout the world. The York Catholic District School Board extends … Continue reading “YCDSB celebrates World Teachers’ Day, October 5th”

ISA Students Share Learning Strategies in self-produced iMovie

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. The Grade 4-7 students in Andrea Orsi’s ISA (Intensive Support and Assessment) classroom at St. John Paul II CES in Richmond Hill produced a video that was featured at the Learning Disability Association of York Region’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on September 26, 2016. The students also attended the anniversary … Continue reading “ISA Students Share Learning Strategies in self-produced iMovie”

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness month

Throughout October the Learning Disabilities Associations of Ontario will be marking LD Awareness month. In York Region the key event will be their 40th Anniversary Event taking place on September 26th 2016. However this month long effort is about more than events, rather it is about raising awareness and reducing stigma to allow people to get the supports they … Continue reading “October is Learning Disabilities Awareness month”

St. Brother Andre student to represent Canada at Taekwondo Championship in Peru

Justina Yu, a 16-year-old student at Markham’s St. Brother Andre Catholic High School will represent Canada at the 10th World Taekwondo Poomsae Championships to be held in Lima, Peru, from September 30 to October 3, 2016. This will be Justina’s second time competing on the world stage. In 2014, she won a silver medal at the world … Continue reading “St. Brother Andre student to represent Canada at Taekwondo Championship in Peru”

Town of East Gwillimbury gives funds to area schools

The Town of East Gwillimbury recently presented a cheque for $5,000 to each York Catholic school located in the municipality, Our Lady of Good Counsel CES and Good Shepherd CES. The funds come from the Youth and Community Initiatives Fund, which is funded through the Mayor and Council Golf Tournament held annually each September. East … Continue reading “Town of East Gwillimbury gives funds to area schools”