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Learning the Benefits of Speaking French at Franconnexion 2018

Grade 9 and 10 students from Core French and French Immersion will participate in interactive break-out sessions promoting the benefits of bilingualism. The session will include presenters from universities: Glendon College, University of Ottawa, and Laurentian University; exchange organizations: Explore, Canadian Education Exchange Foundation, and the YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange;...

Durham District School Board Officially Welcomes 2018-2022 Board of Trustees

At its Inaugural Meeting, the Durham District School Board officially welcomed the 2018-2022 Board of Trustees. "On behalf of our Durham District School Board students, staff, parents/guardians and school communities, I would like to welcome our 2018-2022 Board of Trustees. Together, we will work to inspire leadership. Our efforts will serve...

United We Stand Conference

G.L. Roberts CVI is hosting its annual United We Stand Conference on December 4, 2018. The conference has three goals. The first is to make community connections and educate students about resourceful programs and services that are available in the area. The second goal is to build resilience to better equip...

DDSB Announces New Superintendents of Education – Andrea McAuley and Heather Mundy

Educators Andrea McAuley and Heather Mundy have been appointed to the team of Superintendents of Education at the Durham District School Board (DDSB). Ms. McAuley will be appointed to the interim position of Superintendent of Education/Inclusive Education and Ms. Mundy to the interim position of Superintendent of Education/Family of Schools.  "The...

Condolences on the Tragic Event in Pittsburgh

Traumatic events, such as recently seen in Pittsburgh, can be deeply upsetting for families and students. Media involvement can surround individuals with upsetting details and images of the event, potentially triggering distressing emotions. It is important to keep in mind that these events are rare. Schools are safe places for children...

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Vacancies

The Durham District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is calling for applications for volunteer Association/Agency – Durham Chapters’ Parent/Guardian Representatives & Alternates.
What is the role of the Special Education Advisory Committee?
Under Ontario’s Education Act, every student is entitled to a program which meets their needs....

Changing Cannabis Laws – Rules, Guidelines and Resources

The laws for cannabis use are changing on October 17 th . As it applies in our schools, here are a few of the basic rules that will need to be followed. For more information regarding the rules and laws in Ontario, visit the provincial website ontario.ca/page/cannabis-legalization
Cannabis Laws, Rules &...