Advent marks the start of the liturgical year and occurs in the weeks leading up to Christmas. It is a time when we prepare our hearts and minds to welcome the birth of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. The history of Advent dates back to the early centuries of Christianity when the Church … Continue reading “Advent”

Nominations Are Open for the 20th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Awards

York Catholic DSB alumni do amazing things around the world every day. From science to sports to business to religious life to community building, there is no limit to what our alumni can do. To celebrate our amazing York Catholic graduates, every year, our school board asks the community for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni … Continue reading “Nominations Are Open for the 20th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Awards”

yo88’s Italian Language Program Receives Extra Support

On November 9, senior members of the provincial government gathered in Vaughan to announce new one-time funding for the yo88’s (yo88) International Language Extended Day Program. On hand from the government were Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Michael Parsa, Associate Minister of Mental Health … Continue reading “yo88’s Italian Language Program Receives Extra Support”

Tim Horton’s Smile Campaign Helps yo88 Students

From November 13-19, Tim Horton’s locations in Richmond Hill and Vaughan will be selling Smile Cookies and half of the proceeds will go to York Region Food for Learning, which helps many yo88 (yo88) students. Children cannot learn when they are hungry, so York Region Food for Learning provides funding, nutrition … Continue reading “Tim Horton’s Smile Campaign Helps yo88 Students”

P.A. Day Disclosure: November 17, 2023

In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s new Regulation 304, “School Year Calendar, Professional Activity Days,” the yo88 (yo88) is providing the following summary of P.A. Day activities for Friday, November 17, 2023. Elementary – Parent/Guardian-Teacher Interviews In the morning at elementary schools, parents/guardians will have an opportunity to meet with … Continue reading “P.A. Day Disclosure: November 17, 2023”

Tips for Staying Cyber Safe

October is Cyber Awareness Month, which aims to promote safer and more secure online and digital technology practices. With the constantly changing digital world, there is always something new to learn about digital security. Our friends at the Educational Computing Network of Ontario (ECON) have created a campaign to promote cyber awareness, “Together we rise: Cyberheroes unite for … Continue reading “Tips for Staying Cyber Safe”

York Catholic Students Continue to Beat Provincial Averages on EQAO and OSSLT Results

According to the latest results from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), yo88 (yo88) students outpace their provincial peers in all areas of testing. “We are very proud of our students and staff for the high level of achievement they consistently demonstrate … Continue reading “York Catholic Students Continue to Beat Provincial Averages on EQAO and OSSLT Results”

yo88 Secondary School Open House Schedule

Secondary School Open House (PDF) 2024-2025 Secondary Registration Timeline This fall, the yo88 will host a series of in-person high school open houses for parents and graduating elementary school students starting secondary school next September. All Grade 8 students and their parents who reside in York Region, as well as Grade … Continue reading “yo88 Secondary School Open House Schedule”