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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"

Elementary Arts School Nurtures Young People’s Talents

Families filled St. Michael Catholic Academy’s gym, in Thornhill, Ont., on Thursday, February 29, 2024, to learn more about the school’s unique Elementary Regional Arts Program. 

Under the Elementary Regional Arts Program’s model, students in grades 4 through 8 complete the regular school curriculum in a compressed time, allowing for an hour per day of instruction in dance, choir, instrumental music, ... Continue reading "Elementary Arts School Nurtures Young People’s Talents"

St. Michael Academy -Open House Feb.29 2024

Passionate about the arts? You belong here! St. Michael Catholic Academy will be hosting an open house on Thursday, February 29th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. We invite families who are interested in learning more about the Elementary Regional Arts Program and what St. Michael C.A. offers with both in-school and extracurricular programs. Live performances begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring our bands, ... Continue reading "St. Michael Academy -Open House Feb.29 2024"

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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"

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"

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