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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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Social Media Litigation

Dear York Catholic District School Board families,

Today, the York Catholic District School Board announced that we are joining the lawsuit against tech giants Meta, Snapchat, and TikTok for disruption to student learning and the education system.  We, alongside ten other Ontario schools and boards, allege that these companies have negligently designed and marketed addictive products that have disrupted our board’s ... Continue reading "Social Media Litigation"

Education Week 2024: We Are Called to Love

Education Week 2024

Each year during Catholic Education Week, Ontario’s Catholic community engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of publicly-funded Catholic education. This year, Catholic Education Week occurs on May 5-11 with the theme, “We Are Called to Love.” 

The theme was inspired by many aspects of our faith community, including our ongoing efforts to promote equity and ... Continue reading "Education Week 2024: We Are Called to Love"

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"

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