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2014-2015 ​D​ire​ctor's Annual ​Report to​ the Community
​​​​​The DDSB's First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education office celebrated the raising of the​ Métis fl​ag on Louis Riel Day at O'Neill C.V.I. in Oshawa and the Education Centre in Whitby.


 
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This year's 'And Still We Rise' conference hosted by Durham Black Educators' Network was a success by all standards with students packing the Education Centre boardroom well beyond expectation to accommodate the over 220 student delegates.


This y
ear's conference was developed and designed by student ambassadors to help motivate student attendees to give back to their communities while maximizing their potential, and planning for future pathways.


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World War II Veteran Jim Parks paid a vis​it to Greenbank Public School to speak with students abou​t the purpose and value of Remembrance Day
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"One Child, One Family, One School, One Community," was the motto of the 'Make a Difference' program during the programs launch at
​Glen Street P.S.

Oshaw​a Trust​ee and Board Chair, ​Michael Barrett stated, "It is wonderful to be part of an initiative that provides sup​ports and services to our families and ensure students have the resources they need and know we are working to ​make a difference for them​."¶

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Students started small by helping friends and classmates to make snacks and sandwiches for other classes; tying the shoelaces of youn​ger kids; showing kids how to kick a soccer ball and making friends with fellow students who may not have had a friend. Their accomplishments were just beginning as the community would soon find out.


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REACT​ Through the Arts​
Pink Shirt Day
First Nation Literacy Partnership
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