Welcome to York Mills Collegiate Institute. The school is located on York Mills Road between Bayview and Leslie Avenues.
The school offers a wide range of curricular programs, including French Immersion, from grades 10-12. Grade 9 courses are not available at the school. With approximately ninety percent of our graduates applying to university, most courses are offered as academic in Grade 10 and University/College preparation in grades 11 and 12.
Our 1100 plus students and staff work together to create a learning environment that is clean, orderly, safe and secure. Over the years, York Mills C.I. has established a very fine reputation for academic achievement and for providing students with opportunities to participate and develop their leadership skills through their involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities.
I encourage you to browse this web-site to learn more about our school. Please see the new note on the Guidance Page and the news below.
Principal’s Notes – May 20, 2016
The past couple of weeks at York Mills have been busy. In addition to school visits from the Premier, Minister of Education and Director of Education, our students and staff have organized and participated in several exciting events. Please see below for details.
Spring Music Night:
Our annual Spring performance took place on Monday, May 16. The performances were beautiful. Thank you to all our music students, Music Council, community volunteers, Ms. Frensch and Ms. Kiousis, for another wonderful year of music!
Fashion for a Cause:
On Wednesday, May 18, the Fashion Club hosted a spectacular Fashion Show. All aspects of the show were great - the clothing designs, live DJ music, performers and “runway” models. Congratulations to the Fashion Club and to all students who made the evening a success. A special thank you to Ms. Miedema for overseeing this charity event in support of Make-A-Wish Foundation.
On May 19, we hosted the Gold and Silver Citizenship Awards reception. The Gold and Silver Awards are presented annually to recognize the outstanding contributions of students to the school community and student life. Congratulations to our recipients.
On Wednesday, May 25, Mr. Lam (who teaches Science and French at York Mills) will run an Engineering Workshop during the lunch hour in Titan Hall. This workshop is for all students who are interested in learning about the engineering profession, and the steps required to become an engineer. Mr. Lam worked as a professional engineer before entering the teaching profession. Interested students can register for this workshop using the link: http://www.tinyurl.com/YMCI-Engineering
Student Council Carnival:
The annual Student Council Carnival will take place on Thursday, May 26. We will have a special extended lunch period. During the extended lunch period, students will enjoy a BBQ and participate in activities on the field. On this day, we will follow the special schedule below. Note: Monday, May 30 is the scheduled Rain Date.
Carnival Schedule Thursday, May 26 (Day 2):
Period B 8:45 – 9:45
Opening Exercises 9:45 – 9:50
Period A 9:55 – 10:55
Lunch 10:55 – 12:55
Period D 12:55 – 1:55
Period C 2:00 – 3:00
Relay For Life @YM Will be Cancelled:
This event was originally planned to take place in the afternoon and evening of Thursday, May 26. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen challenges, this event has been cancelled. Any donations collected thus far will still be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. However, fundraising and planning for this event has ceased.
York Mills School Advisory Council (YMSAC):
Our last meeting for 2015/16 took place last night. Our professional speaker panel was insightful and enjoyable. We extend a very special thank you to Dr. Morrow, Ms. Wassenaar, and Mr. Lam for sharing their personal and professional journeys with us. The minutes from the meeting, along with the results from the vote for allocation of funds, will be forthcoming.
Coffee with the Trustee:
Trustee Gerri Gershon is hosting a Coffee Get Together on Wednesday, June 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the Longo’s on Laird.
The annual Athletic Banquet will take place at Parkview Manor (55 Barber Greene Road) on Tuesday, June 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Exams will take place from Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24. Students received a copy of their examination schedule this week. Extra copies are available in the Main Office. A copy of the examination schedule is attached.
Our annual Graduation Ceremony is scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Church (374 Sheppard Avenue East).
Community Involvement Hours for Graduating Students:
Students are required to submit a minimum of 40 hours in order to graduate and receive their diploma. This is a final reminder that the deadline to submit community services hours for graduating students wanting to be included in the commencement program was April 29, 2016. Students have received several reminders throughout the year and more recently a personalized individual note in their home form classroom. A list of students that have not submitted their hours is posted outside the Guidance office. Students are always welcome to view our volunteer bulletin board in the Guidance office listing a number of volunteer opportunities.
Summer School Information:
a. On-line Summer Courses: Course information is now available at http://www.tdsb.on.ca/elearning. Students must make the request on-line through the e-Reg process and then obtain approval from their Counsellor. See How to Register below. Please Note: On-line courses are not appropriate for everyone. Please consult with your child’s Counsellor prior to registration. On-line courses are available in July and August.
b. Face-to-Face Summer Courses: Course offerings and school locations will be available on the TDSB website on April 18. You can visit http://www.creditprograms.ca for more details. Face-to-face courses run from July 5 to July 29.
c. How to Register: Students must log into e-Reg found on the above websites, enter their student number and password. Once the course and location is selected, students will confirm their request. Then, students should go to their email account, print the parent consent form and make an appointment with their Guidance Counsellor to approve their request. Please Note: Students are not actually registered unless their Counsellor approves their request on-line at the time of their appointment. Spaces are limited so register early!
Student Council Carnival – May 26
Relay for Life – May 26
Assembly for Graduating Students – May 27
Athletic Banquet – June 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Final Examination Period – June 17 to June 24
Exam Consultation Day – June 28
Graduation Ceremony – June 30 at 11:00 a.m.