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School News

2024 Lenten Mass

On March 21, 2024 the York Catholic District School Board celebrated the third annual board-wide Lenten Mass of Renewal and Reconciliation. Livestreamed to the board’s 50,000 students, the Mass featured the talented students of St Edward Catholic Elementary School and St Brother Andre Catholic High School, in Markham, who performed the music and helped with the readings.

The celebrant was Bishop ... Continue reading "2024 Lenten Mass"

Remembrance Month

A lone sentry stands guard at the entrance of our foyer. Silent. Reverent. Dignified. He is unnamed and unknown, but his presence is recognized.

November is the month of Remembrance. It is also the month where we honour the virtue of Justice and the Catholic Graduate Expectation of good citizenship. We remember those who served and continue to serve this country in the ... Continue reading "Remembrance Month"

Dance-A-Thon Success!

The Hogwart Express brought the steam and energy to set the stage for a memorable day of music, dance, enthusiasm and fun. The costumes of our students were remarkable. DJ Poon was spinning the tunes, and our Catholic School Council was present; keeping our students hydrated and on the move. Our twenty foot high skeleton kept watch over the proceedings, and our inflatables were more ... Continue reading "Dance-A-Thon Success!"

The House is Open for Business

Our Curriculum Evening/ Open House was a very rewarding, smooth and engaging opportunity for staff and parents to connect. We were thrilled to see the number of community friends and partners who came to familiarize themselves with this year’s curriculum and staff. We are also very grateful for the many food donations submitted as part of our Thanksgiving food drive. It’s going to be a ... Continue reading "The House is Open for Business"

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Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse

On Monday, April 8, 2024, a full solar eclipse will occur in southern Ontario, which will block the sun’s light in some areas.

In York Region, we will experience the effects of the eclipse between roughly 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., which coincides with the scheduled dismissal times for our schools. Looking at the sun during this time period has the ... Continue reading "Monday, April 8: Shortened Day for Solar Eclipse"

Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education

“Never miss an opportunity to do good.”

– St. Francis de Sales

February 12, 2024

Dear York Catholic District School Board Community,

I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express how delighted I am to return to the York Catholic District School Board (YCDSB) as Interim Director of Education.

My career started ... Continue reading "Welcome John De Faveri – Interim Director of Education"

YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career

York Catholic District School Board Director of Education Domenic Scuglia will retire after a 41-year career promoting equity, excellence and faith in two Canadian provinces.

“The Board of Trustees is grateful for Domenic Scuglia’s many contributions to the YCDSB, in particular for creating stability in our school board during the difficult days near the end of the pandemic,” said Chair of ... Continue reading "YCDSB Director of Education Domenic Scuglia Announces Retirement After Outstanding Teaching Career"

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