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Dunbarton High School is looking for 15 grade 10, 11 or 12 student volunteers to help with Grade 9 Day. Please Contact Ms. Cairns in the main office if you are interested by 2:30 on Thursday. You would be required to be at Dunbarton High School on Tuesday September 8, 2015 starting at 8:15 and ending by 2:30 pm. You will be eligible to receive community service hours for your participation in this activity.

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School Council First Meeting

September 20, 2018
​ School Council First Meeting  – Wed. Oct. 3 rd – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Municipal/School Trustee Elections 2018

September 18, 2018
​Municipal/School Trustee Elections 2018. Click for more info. Municipal.School Trustee Elections - 2018.pdf    
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Greetings from Chris Braney School Trustee letter.

September 04, 2018
​Greetings from Chris Braney School Trustee letter. Greetings From Chris Braney School Trustee.pdf
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SPARTAN START UP

August 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 4 th is Grade 9 Day.  Only grade 9 students and their parents are required to attend school on September 4 th .  There will be a full day of activities and classes scheduled for Grade 9 students.  Grade 9 students and their parents are asked to meet in...
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TIMETABLE CHANGES

August 20, 2018
Semester 1 Timetable Changes – Booking appointments ONLINE - Starts on August 23rd, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
Dear Parents and Guardians of Dunbarton High School, We will be holding Semester 1 timetable appointments at the school on specific grade level days this   Fall 2018 . See schedule below: Grade 12...
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Chromebook Student Summer Reminder for additional information regarding the care and maintenance of these devices.

June 19, 2018
​Chromebook Student Summer Reminder for additional information regarding the care and maintenance of these devices.   Chromebook Student Summer Reminder.pdf
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Summer School Registration Now Open.

May 30, 2018
​Summer School Registration Now Open. Go To www.dce.ca for registration and additional information.  
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Carnival will be held on Monday June 4th from 11:30 AM to the end of the school day, in the field between South and North

May 29, 2018
​Carnival will be held on Monday June 4th from 11:30 AM to the end of the school  day, in the field between South and North
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EQAO Grade 9 Math Test June 12 and 13th

May 28, 2018
​ EQAO Grade 9 Math Test June 12 and 13 th
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Art Show June 7th at 7 to 9 PM and June 8th at 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the East Gym

May 28, 2018
​ Art Show June 7 th at 7 to 9 PM and June 8 th at 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the East Gym  
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Jazz Night in the East Gym, June 1st, 7:00 PM start time

May 28, 2018
​ Jazz Night in the East Gym, June 1 st , 7:00 PM start time
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Grade 12 Graduation June 27th at 12:30 PM, Please click this PDF for additional information

May 28, 2018
​ Grade 12 Graduation June 27 th at 12:30 PM, Please click this PDF for additional information DHS GR 12 Graduation Information.pdf
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Exit Survey For Grade 12 Students. Please take the time to Complete.

May 25, 2018
​Exit Survey For Grade 12 Students.  Click Here: Exit Survey
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“Please note that the June Exam Schedule is now available"

May 23, 2018
Please note that the June Exam Schedule is now available. Please take a moment to review the schedule. EXAM SCHEDULE AT DHS June 2018 (002).pdf
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City of Pickering's Environment Award Winner - David Gordon, Teacher, DHS

April 30, 2018
​ This is such a great honour for David and so well deserved, and although he is a little shy of the spotlight, he is fine with me sharing this with you and the DDSB. Please see the attachment below. DOC043018-04302018092938.pdf
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Once again Dunbarton is holding a spring Native Plant Sale.

April 12, 2018
Once again Dunbarton is holding a spring Native Plant Sale.   Just in time for Mothers day, get some locally produced pollinator friendly perennials for your garden. Full sun, part sun and shade kids available. Order deadline is May 1.  See attached order form.   DHS Pollinator Plant Sale Order Form 2018.pdf...
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Bachelor Degrees by Colleges Presentation for all Grade 11 Students

March 21, 2018
​The Guidance Department is organizing an "Bachelor Degrees by Colleges" Presentation for all grade 11 students and their teachers on Tuesday March 27 th , 2018 at 10:00 AM . This one hour mandatory presentation is designed to inform students about Bachelor Degree Programs in Ontario College system.
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Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday, March 22nd , 2018.

March 05, 2018
​ Parent Teacher Interviews Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, March 22 nd , 2018 .  There will be two sessions: 
from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. 
Sessions will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria . ...
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The Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be held this year on Tuesday, April 10.

February 20, 2018
​Passing the Literacy Test is a requirement to graduate. To help make sure students are successful, Dunbarton HS is offering a free literacy prep program. This program will be an excellent opportunity for students to review and consolidate their literacy skills prior to the test. Sessions will be held on Tuesday...
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Student Safety!

February 01, 2018
​"Students are reminded that when crossing the street, particularly very busy streets such as Whites Road, that everyone must take every precaution to look after their own safety and the safety of motorists.  Therefore students must use appropriate pathways, when crossing the street, such as cross walks or traffic light intersections. ...
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Exam Schedule Download

January 11, 2018
​Click Here to down load the Exam Schedule! EXAM SCHEDULE AT DHS January 2018.pdf
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Semester 2 Timetable Changes – Booking appointments ONLINE

January 08, 2018
​ Semester 2 Timetable Changes – Booking appointments ONLINE Dear Parents and Guardians of Dunbarton High School,   We will be holding Semester 2 timetable appointments at the school on specific grade level days this January 2018. See schedule below: Grade 12 - January 15                                     Grade 10 - January...
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Waterloo Math Contests

December 18, 2017
The Math Department is gearing up for the annual Waterloo Math Contests, taking place on: February 27, 2018       - for Grades 9 (Pascal), 10 (Cayley) and 11 (Fermat) April 11, 2018              - for Grade 12 (Euclid) Register now, either through your math teacher or, if you don't have math...
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Grade 12 University Physics Extra Help

December 14, 2017
​ Grade 12 University Physics Extra Help sessions are now running every day at lunch starting at 11:30 AM in the library classroom for the remainder of the semester.  Students taking the Grade 12 Physics class are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
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Potential Nuclear Evacuation Exercise

December 06, 2017
​ Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station is participating in a large-scale emergency exercise on December 6th and 7th, 2017. The exercise will test how the response plans of multiple organizations work together in the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency. More than 30 organizations are participating at the local,...
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School Climate Survey for Parents/Guardians 2017-2018

November 16, 2017
School Climate Survey Click Here   Durham District School Board is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment for all students in the Durham Region. Please fill out the survey .   
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Letter From DSTS

November 10, 2017
​Important information from Durham Student Transportations Services.  Please click on the link below DSTS Parent Strike Letter_Nov17.pdf
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University / College Fair

October 18, 2017
​Dunbarton will be hosting a University / College Fair on October 24.  Please click the link below for more details as well as a list of schools attending the Fair. University and College Fair.pdf
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Dunbarton North

October 18, 2017
​Summer Co-op in Churchill, Manitoba.  Click on the link below to find out more information. Churchill Flyer 2 Oct 2017.pdf
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Grade 9 Orientation Day - Tuesday, Sept. 5th, 2017

August 15, 2017
​Tuesday, September 5th is Grade 9 Orientation Day. Only Grade 9 students and their parents are to attend school on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.  Regular classes, including all Grades 9 - 12, will begin on Wednesday, September 6th,  2017.  Grade 9 Orientation Day schedule and Spartan Package Deal for website.pdf
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Definitely Durham 2017

June 02, 2017
​The Durham District School board is now accepting nominations for its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony which celebrates and showcases the success of outstanding former DDSB students.  Please click  Definitely-Durham-2017.pdf for more information. Nominations should be submitted by Thursday, July 6, 2017.  
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Exam Schedule

June 01, 2017
​Click the link below to view the second semester's exam schedule. Exam Schedule June 2017V5.pdf
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Durham Caribbean Festival

May 17, 2017
​Festival will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Detailed information available on the accompanying PDF flyer.
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Congratulations Badminton Team

May 03, 2017
​ On Thursday, April 27th, the Dunbarton Badminton Club placed second overall in Junior LOSSA badminton.  Holly Gibson and Stephanie Thieu were awarded 1st place in the Junior Girls' Doubles competition, while Megan Yiu placed 2nd in the Junior Girls' Singles division.  Congratulations to the entire Dunbarton Badminton Club for a great season!
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SPRING CONCERT - Thursday, May 11

May 03, 2017
Music Department's Spring Concert - All extra-curricular bands and choirs will be performing. Location: South Campus Music Theatre Date: Thursday, May 11, Time: 7:00, $5/person, pay at the door.
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Carnival

May 01, 2017
​The carnival is on May 25th from 11-3 p.m. and is $7 for buyout and $10 for an all access pass. Carnival video
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OSSLT Test Schedule

March 21, 2017
​Please click the link below for detailed information about the schedule that will be in place on March 30, 2017 for the OSSLT. OSSLT Test Schedule - March 30th.pdf
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Southern Ontario Jazz Band Festival

March 02, 2017
On Friday February 24th we took 3 Ensembles to the Southern Ontario Jazz Band Festival. All three groups had a fantastic performance! Both the Junior Jazz band and the Jazz Combo were awarded Silver awards and the Senior Jazz Band was awarded a Gold award. Additionally, all three groups were honoured...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS - Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

March 01, 2017
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, March 23 rd , 2017 .  There will be two sessions: 
from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening.  They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria.  Parents must ensure they have...
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WHITE PINE LAUNCH - Feb. 22, 2017

February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 22nd is the White Pine Launch Party, in the library, at lunch.  We have space for the first 100 students.  Students will receive treats and have a chance to win a prize as well as having the pleasure of hearing 10 of our finest teachers convince them which of this year's White Pine...
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Supporting Students After a Critical School Incident

February 14, 2017
​There will be a meeting at Dunbarton on February 16 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Click on the following link for more information.  School Meeting for Parents_Guardians2.pdf
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Special Education Community Information Sessions

January 23, 2017
​There will be several special education community information sessions with opportunity for conversations.  Click here for more information:  Community Information Flyer3.pdf
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LIBRARY BOOKS DUE

January 18, 2017
​All library books are now due. Circulation will resume second semester. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Information Session - Grade 8 Parents - Jan. 25, 2018

January 17, 2017
January 25, 2018 Dunbarton High School presents an information session for parents of grade 8 students on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm in the East Gym.   
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EQAO

January 17, 2017
As a result of school bus cancellations in All Zones for today, January 17, Dunbarton is postponing the Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics until Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th. ​
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Regional SCC - January 20, 2017

January 13, 2017
​For information about the upcoming Regional SCC, please click on the following link.  Regional SCC flyer Jan 24-17 (003).pdf
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Final Exam Schedule

December 23, 2016
​Semester 1 final exams will be held from January 24 - 31.  The exam schedule can be found by clicking the following link.  EXAM Schedule January 2017L.xlsx
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Grad Photo Retakes

December 23, 2016
​Graduation photo retakes will take place on January 19, 2017 in the staff room.  A sign up schedule for appointment times will be available in the main office on January 10, 2017.
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Timetable Changes Semester 2, 2017

December 21, 2016
​ **Opens Tuesday January, 10th @ 6 PM and closes January 12 th , @ midnight. Timetable change appointments will be held: Grade 12's - January. 13th Grade 11's – January, 16th Grade 10's – January, 18th Grade 9's – January, 19th Instructions on how to book appointments can be found here. ...
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Alternative Schedule - Friday, Dec. 23rd

December 16, 2016
​Please find details on the alternative schedule for Friday, December 23rd, and our Holiday Assembly prior to dismissal at 2:48 p.m.    Christmas Assembly.pdf 

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Durham Integrated Arts Camp (DIAC) 2017

December 13, 2016
Please click on the link DIAC Application FLYER.pdf for information on registration for DIAC 2017.  Students can start to register now for DIAC, and registration is open until February 10th or until the first 400 students sign up! ​ 
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Transition Information Night - January 26, 2017

December 06, 2016
​Attached please find a flyer for the DDSB Transition Information Night (Elementary to Secondary transitions for students with special education needs), which will be held on January 26th, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Ed Centre Boardroom.
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SANTA CAUSE

December 01, 2016
It's time once again for Dunbarton's annual festive fundraiser.  Click below to find out more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyGie1ptZ8I
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Mr. Gordon's Trip to Churchill

November 21, 2016
Given the opportunity to conduct educational research on the impact of climate change, Mr. Gordon travelled to Churchill, Manitoba in November.  Click on the link below to read about his trip. Churchill Newsletter article.pdf
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Weather Zones

November 11, 2016
​Click on the link below for Information for Weather Cancellations and details of the weather zones.  WEATHER ZONES.PDF
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OSSLT Information Update from EQAO

November 09, 2016
​Please click the link below to read a letter from EQAO regarding the October 20 online OSSLT. Letter - Students and Parents.pdf
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OSSLT - Thursday, Oct. 20th

October 19, 2016
On October 20th , all eligible students will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students with last names that begin with A-L will be writing Test #1. All students with an IEP will be also be writing in the first test session. Test #1 begins at 8:40 am...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

October 06, 2016
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria. Parents must ensure they have the names...
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October 20 OSSLT Test Schedule

October 05, 2016
​All students who are eligible to write the OSSLT will attend school on October 20.  Click here for more information. October 20th OSSLT Test Schedule Web.pdf
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Important OSSLT Information

September 28, 2016
​There will be an early opportunity to write the OSSLT online.  Click here for more information. Online OSSLT Trial Bulletin.pdf
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Mitchell Chase Rio results!

September 14, 2016
A huge congratulations to former Dunbarton student Mitchell Chase, who competed in the 1500m (T38) and finished a solid 4th at the Paralympics in Rio, with a time of 4.28.44 (posting a season-best time)!! Mitchell is one of the youngest (if not the youngest) competitors, and has a bright future in his sport.
Results: https://www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/athletics-men-s-1500m-t38-final...
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LGBTQ Families

September 09, 2016
Please click on the link below for details. ​ LGBTQ families October 2016.pdf
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ATTENTION - ALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

September 09, 2016
​There will be a tryout for all grade 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week at 3pm in the West gym.  Any questions please see Mr. Schultz in the Phys Ed office.
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Yearbook Package

September 08, 2016
​Hey there Dunbarton! Guess what? The full package deal, which includes the yearbook, a Spartan t-shirt, pictures taken of you by a professional photographer, and a student activity card will be sold on Tuesday, September 13th for only $95. Come by the east gym on picture day to purchase your very...
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Cross Country Team

September 07, 2016
​All students interested in joining the cross country team to race or for fitness are invited to a meeting Thursday at the beginning of lunch in room 317. The first team practice will take place as well Thursday meeting at the pool doors at 3pm. See Mr. Orschel in physed for...
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Boys Seven Aside Rugby

September 07, 2016
​Attention all grade 10, 11 and 12 boys: Are you interested in playing the fastest, coolest sport in the world? Boys Seven a side rugby begins next week. Dunbarton Boys are the reigning LOSSA and Ontario Champions at Senior Level, and the LOSSA Champions and Ontario Silver medalists at Junior Level....
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Girls Field Hockey

September 07, 2016
​Attention all girls interested in playing field hockey. Tryouts begin Thursday after school and continue Monday after school. Please meet in the west gym and then we will go out to the tennis court. No experience is necessary and Grade 9's are encouraged to come out!
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Construction Adjacent to Dunfair Avenue

September 07, 2016
​Attention all staff & students, there is currently heavy construction taking place in the lot adjacent to Dunfair Avenue. We understand that some students congregate in this area throughout the day. Please do not congregate or utilize this area as a thoroughfare until further notice. The heavy machinery & construction activity...
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TIMETABLE CHANGES 2016-2017 **Opens Wed., Aug. 24th @ Noon**

August 23, 2016
Timetable change appointments will be held from September 6th to September 15th. Grade 12's - Sept. 8th and 13th Grade 11's - Sept. 9th and 15th Grade 10's - Sept. 12th and 14th Grade 9's - Sept. 6th and 7th Instructions on how to book appointments can be found here.  Click ...
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AVAILABLE NOW! Easy Payment Process for Parents

June 21, 2016
​Please click on the link below for information regarding our new "School Cash Online". The process is designed to ensure that parents have a safe and easy method to cover their childs school expenses. School cash online info.pdf
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SUMMER SCHOOL

June 21, 2016
​ If you are interested in attending summer school, go to www.dce.ca  for all the information.  Students are reminded to print off a copy of their summer school registration and bring it to the Guidance Office. 
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - NEXT YEAR'S TIMETABLE

June 20, 2016
​TENTATIVE TIMETABLES for 2016-2017 have been distributed in homeroom today. Please note that some timetables may be incomplete, but these issues will be resolved before the start of the new school year. Timetables are NOT FINALIZED and changes may occur over the summer. Any student-initiated timetable change request will be addressed...
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CONGRATULATIONS

June 13, 2016
Congratulations to the winning teams of the Durham Secondary Science Olympics:   The Junior silver medalists are Johanna Gibson, Max Hatzinikou and Raegan Davis. The Senior gold medalists are Shanthosh Pushparajah, Unza Mumtaz and Silvi Raud.  Well done! Science competition winners 4.jpg Science competition winners 2.jpg  
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GRADUATION INFORMATION

June 09, 2016
Dunbarton High School graduation is taking place on June 28th, 2016 @ UOIT at 12:30.  Please click on the following attachments to view information regarding time, location and general information pertaining to the Graduation Ceremony. Grad Letter 2016 invitation.pdf GraduationChecklist.pdf oshawa_map.pdf
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Landscape & Horticulture Competition Winners

June 08, 2016
​Tylar Verbancic and Adam Del Zotto competed in the Landscape and Horticulture team of two competition at Skills Ontario in Waterloo. Their were 9 teams representing various School boards across Ontario. Tylar and Adam did an amazing job finishing with the silver medal. Well done! Landscape and Horticulture medal winners.jpg...
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FRENCHMAN'S BAY P.S. IS LOOKING FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

June 08, 2016
​Why not be a student volunteer at Frenchman Bay P.S. for their annual BBQ on Wednesday, June 15. Volunteers are asked to be available from 5:00 - 9:00. Jobs may include set up, ticket sales, food running, game organizers and take down. You would earn 4 volunteer hours. Please see Ms. Cairns...
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TWO IMPORTANT CHANGES ON 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR

June 07, 2016
Durham District School Board 2016-2017 School Year Calendars Two Important Changes Highlighted for Families   May 19, 2016 The Durham District School Board's (DDSB) upcoming 2016-2017 school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The 2016-2017 school year will begin for schools on...
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Missed the Grad Social???

June 07, 2016
​Any grade 12 graduating student who missed the Grad Social on Friday and did not receive their Graduation Information Package, you are to come to Guidance AFTER SCHOOL to fill out your grad cards and receive your package.
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Community Voice Sessions

June 02, 2016
DDSB Diversity Initiative-Student Focus Group-June 1, 7:30pm - Donald A. Wilson S.S.
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DUNBARTON HIGH SCHOOL EXAM PROTOCOL - JUNE 2016

May 30, 2016
Attention:  All students, parents and guardians, please read the following information to ensure that you are aware of the adjustment to Dunbarton's Daily Schedule during the exam period. 1. Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers after writing their exams.  Students are expected to bring all of their...
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June 2016 Exam Schedule

May 25, 2016
Please click below for Exam Schedule. June 2016
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GRADE 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS

May 09, 2016
​This is an important reminder for all grade 12 graduating students who have applied to university and college. Please check your OUAC students file or your OCAS student file to make sure the mid-term marks and courses are correct in your personal file. If there are any issues, see Mr. Hancock...
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FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA

May 09, 2016
​On Sunday, May 1st, a forest fire started near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but did not spread to the city until the following day. It has destroyed at least 1,010 square kilometers. A blaze of that size in the GTA would spread from Pickering to Oakville and as far north as the...
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MONEY TALKS: OSAP & FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR

May 09, 2016
​Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm Durham All are welcome at attend this free information session, including those students planning to attend institutions other than Trent University. The presentation is geared towards all students who are planning to attend university or college next year and will cover OSAP and the Financial...
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VOLUNTEER OF DISTINCTION AWARD CRITERIA

May 06, 2016
Please click on the link before for more information. Volunteer of Distinction Criteria.pdf
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CONGRATULATIONS

May 06, 2016
​Congratulations to Tylar Verbancic and Adam DelZotto for winning the Silver Medal in the Team of 2 Horticulture and Landscape contest at the Ontario Skills Competition in Waterloo.  Well done!
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ATTENTION WHITE PINE READERS

May 04, 2016
​Permission forms are now available for our trip to Harbourfront on May 17th. Be part of the big provincial celebration of White Pine. Be there when the envelope is opened on stage and the 2016 winner is announced. Meet the authors, attend workshops, enjoy the water-front! Pick up your forms today...
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HEY DUNBARTON HAVE YOU SEEN SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING GOOD?

May 02, 2016
​Did they hold the door for you? Did they buy you lunch when you forgot yours at home? Or did they help you out with a math problem you couldn't understand in class? If you see anybody performing a Random Act of Kindness, nominate them to be recognized for their actions....
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IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR GRADE 12 GRADUATES APPLING TO COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

April 29, 2016
​This is an important reminder for all grade 12 graduating students who have applied to University and College. Please check your OUAC student file or your OCAS student file to make sure the mid-term marks and courses are correct in your personal file. If there are any issues, see Mr. Hancock...
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Ready? Set? High School

April 28, 2016
​This evening welcomes parents and students of all grades and especially those who are in grades 7 and 8 as they transition to high school.  This workshop is being held on May 12, 2016.  Please click on the link below for more details. ready set high school poster.pdf
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LEADERSHIP CAMP REUNION

April 27, 2016
The leadership camp reunion is being held on Friday, May 6th. Please click on the link below for details of this fun filled evening. Reunion Flyer.pdf
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HOT DOCS TRIP

April 27, 2016
​Attention all students who have handed in their new permission form for the Hot Docs trip! Don't forget that the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 am on Monday, May 2nd. Please meet at the front doors of North Campus at 8:20 for attendance. Don't be late or we will leave without...
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POETRY SLAM TICKETS

April 27, 2016
​Tickets for next week's poetry SLAM hosted by Patrick DeBelen are on sale outside the cafeteria at lunch!  Tickets are $4 and the event is Wednesday, May the 4th from 12-3 in the East Gym. Tickets are limited so get your early!  Please see Mrs. P if you have any questions.
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GRADE 12 STUDENTS WHO HAVE APPLIED TO ONTARIO COLLEGE

April 27, 2016
​All grade 12 students who have applied to an Ontario College, and have received a conditional offer from an Ontario college, must accept one of their offers by Sunday, May 1st.
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PLACEMENT NEXT YEAR?

April 27, 2016
The Co-op department is looking for one student to take a new placement at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the retail & conference services department. Your duties will include support for the delivery of services for special events, conference and meeting services, Youth and ESL programs at the University. If...
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Grade 9 EQAO Numeracy Preparation

April 25, 2016
​Beginning on Tuesday, May 3 we will he holding an afterschool Numeracy Program to prepare students for the Grade 9 Numeracy test on Tuesday, June 7. This program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in Room 305 for 10 sessions.
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ATTENTION WHITE PINE READERS

April 22, 2016
​ATTENTION!! TWO big dates to circle for next week!  On Wednesday, White Pine author Jennifer Gold will be here at Dunbarton. Sign up in the Library if you would like to hear her talk about her novel Soldier Doll. On Thursday, students who have read FIVE White Pine books have the...
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CONGRATULATIONS

April 22, 2016
​Congratulations goes out to Holly gibson and Nicole Nowes for winning Silver in doubles at the badminton LOSSA Finals yesterday!
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GIRL TALK EMPOWERMENT DAY

April 21, 2016
​Join us for a one-day pep rally that unites girls ages 11-18 across Ontario and empowers them to make their mark on the world. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Scarborough Convention Centre. Please click on the link below to view details. Girl Talk Poster.pdf
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DO YOU WANT TO HELP REFOREST THE ROUGE VALLEY?

April 21, 2016
​Spend time outdoors? Help green our city? Need community Service Hours?? Then you can help plant trees in the Rouge Valley this Sunday April 24th. There are free buses leaving continuously at the Unionville GO station from 8:45 to 4:15. There will not be any parking available in the Rouge parking...
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Now that you have been PROM-posed to

April 20, 2016
​You have the dress and the shoes, it is time to get the table, PROM table that is! You need to rally 10 people together to fill a table of your besties! Forms are available in the main office. Please make sure only one form per table is handed in. Table...
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CN TOWER CLIMB

April 18, 2016
​We had a great turnout for the CN Tower Climb which took place on Saturday. We raised $1,825 for the WWF. Special mention goes out to Liam Quartermain who climbed all 1,776 steps in 12 minutes and 15 seconds. Great Work Dunbarton!
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THANK YOU

April 18, 2016
​Mr. Hopkins and Ms. LeMoine would like to thank Aliyah Clarke, Julia De Pompa, and all the members of Free the Children and GSA for the fantastic assembly they prepared to launch the Day of Silence at Dunbarton. Those lucky enough to attend the assembly on Friday afternoon learned about the...
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ATTENTION DHS! SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK

April 15, 2016
​April 25th to April 29th we will be having a school spirit week. Each day gives you the chance to dress differently, so get your wardrobes ready! Monday April 25th is  JERSEY DAY  - so show your support for your favorite team. Tuesday April 26th is TWIN DAY - find a...
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Battery Drive

April 14, 2016
​This message is from the Environmental Council.  From April 1st to 30th we are having a battery drive. Batteries, and old cellphones can be dropped off in battery collection boxes. battery collection boxes are located in the library, the science office and staff mail room.
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DHS Native Plant Sale

April 11, 2016
​With the nice weather fast approaching, why not order some Pollinator Friendly Native Plants shown here in the catalog to enhance the look of your gardens. All proceeds go towards the Dunbarton Biodiversity Fund.  You can order one of three different plant kits: 10 sun-loving plants, 10 shade-loving plants or 5 sun...
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OSAP AND FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION

April 07, 2016
​A reminder that the OSAP and Financial Aid Presentation is being held on Wednesday, April 27th. You must sign up in the Guidance Office in order to attend. There are only 120 seats. They are filling up fast!!  The presentation is not available to parents due to lack of available seats....
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CREDITS OBTAINED FROM OUTSIDE THE DURHAM BOARD

April 07, 2016
​Any students taking courses outside of the Durham District School Board (ie. Private Schools, Catholic Board Night Schools), are reminded they must submit any report cards and final grades to the Guidance Office. All marks must be on an official report card. There must be a "Mident Number" (6 digit school...
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"Women in Trees" Conference and Awareness Day

April 06, 2016
​This is a FREE event to showcase the variety of roles and opportunities for women in the fields of Urban Forestry, Forestry, and Arboriculture. A panel of female industry representatives will speak about their experiences and pathways to fulfilling careers with trees. And yes, you will be climbing trees!! The event will...
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Hot Docs Trip - Rescheduled

April 06, 2016
​For all students who signed up for the Hot Docs trip in February that was postponed - it has now been rescheduled to Monday, May 2nd. You should have received a new permission slip in your homeroom. Please return your new signed permission form to Ms. Brown in Room 710 by...
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IT IS EARTH MONTH

April 05, 2016
​Please don't forget that you can drop off e-waste in the front foyer Wednesday and Thursday morning this week. Old cell phone/battery collection boxes are in the Library, Science office and Staff mail room.
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CULTURE SHOW AND FEST

April 04, 2016
For only $10, join the fun from 5:00 to 8:30pm on Thursday, April 7th !! Starting in the cafeteria, come and explore booths and activities prepared by students such as Henna, Sari wrapping, diya making, Mandelas and so much more!  At 7pm, directly following the expo, in the east gym will...
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PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS---Wed. March 23

March 21, 2016
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday March 23, 2016. There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria. Parents must ensure they have the names of...
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NEWCOMER ORIENTATION WEEK

March 11, 2016
​Put your Leadership Skills to work! Earn Community Hours! Have Fun!  SWIS Durham is recruiting Peer Leaders for our NOW program, an orientation program for newcomer students. We are looking for: Students who want to make a difference, energy, enthusiasm, caring and compassion. Please click on the link below for additional...
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CONGRATULATIONS

March 10, 2016
​ Congratulations to the 21 swimmers from DHS that represented our Spartans at OFSAA swimming!  Matt Lee came away with a GOLD medal in the 100 IM and a BRONZE in the 50 Breast. Cameron Clephan had best time swims and won a BRONZE in the 50 Free and a 4th place...
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READERS CHALLANGE

March 08, 2016
​Readers, we have a challenge for you!!!  We would like ALL of our 2016 White Pine books to be signed out for the March Break. We'd also like ALL of our Kobos, with all ten of the White Pine books installed, to be signed out for the holiday. Plan to do...
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PARENTS AS PARTNERS SYMPOSIUM

March 08, 2016
​There is a Parents as Partners symposium scheduled for April 2, 2016.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Karyn Gordon.  Please click on the links below for additional information regarding time and place. Parents as Partners 2015-16 Brochure.pdf Parents as Partners 2015 Flyer 11x17 PRINT.pdf  
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FLOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

March 07, 2016
​Dunbarton students, are you ready to get your game on? Sign up for DAA'S Floor Hockey tournament taking place in the west gym, on March 29, 30 and April 4 - 7. Grab your friends and make a team of 5, playing against other teams for a chance at a prize....
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ATTENTION READERS

March 07, 2016
​If you have read a 2016 White Pine book, we have a special gift for you.  Whether it was Soldier Doll, or The Bodies We Wear...Rabbit Ears, or Delusion Road....if you have read a White Pine book, we want to know about it. Come to the Library today to collect your...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS-----Wednesday, March 23

March 02, 2016
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday March 23, 2016. There will be two sessions:  from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria. Parents must ensure they have the names of...
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MELINDA KELLY - GUEST SPEAKER

March 02, 2016
​Melinda Kelly will be at DHS Monday, March 7th to discuss the Aboriginal Outreach program at Durham College. She will be giving her presentation in the theatre at the start of lunch. Any student interested in learning more about First Nations may attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Lyons...
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E-WASTE DROP OFF

March 02, 2016
​This is a reminder that Thurs. March 3 and Fri. March 4 you can drop off your e-waste in the front foyer. E-waste is any electric or eletronic device with wires such as calculators, toasters, small appliances, etc. In the fall Dunbarton collected over a half ton of electronic waste that will...
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FRENCH THEATRE TRIP

February 29, 2016
​Attention to all students taking French this semester or who took French last semester. There is a trip organized for this Thursday going to the French Theatre in Toronto. The play is called espoir and it portrays the people of Haiti and is full of life. There are still 16 spots...
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STEM Prominence

February 29, 2016
​If you are a student who believes your future beholds science, technology or mathematics. Then come to STEM Prominence, a council where you will meet your fellow peers with the same goals and intents for the future. So once again, come to STEM Prominence every Thursday at lunch in room 426!...
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THE DHS ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL*****CHALLANGE*****

February 29, 2016
​The DHS Environment Council would like to remind everyone of just one of the many, many reasons that Dunbarton is a great school.  We meet every Monday at lunch in Room 440 and we always welcome new members. We give students a chance to get involved in meaningful projects where they...
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**CULTURE SHOW AUDITIONS**

February 29, 2016
​Do you know how to breakdance? Are you an aspiring Bollywood performer? Can you speak another language? Maybe you highland dance on the weekend? Then come TRY OUT FOR THE CULTURE SHOW!!  Culture show auditions will be held this Wednesday and Thursday at lunch time in room 414. If you can't...
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SPAGHETTI DINNER AND FUNDRAISER

February 29, 2016
​It's that time of year again! That's right the Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser is right around the corner. On Tuesday evening March 29th the students of the DHS music program will be hosting a dinner and concert in the school cafeteria. Tickets are on sale now in the music room.  To...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 29, 2016
​Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first woman to become a publisher in Canada. She arrived in the country as American slaves were escaping to freedom via the Underground Railroad and devoted herself to teaching the children of former slaves arriving in Canada. She later returned to the United States and was...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 26, 2016
​ Granville T. Woods (1856-1910)   Woods invented, among other things, the multiplex telegraph. The multiplex telegraph was a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains. His work helped to ensure a safer and better public transportation system for the cities of the United States and Canada. We...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 25, 2016
​Nova Scotia's Carrie Best was a poet, writer, journalist and activist. She founded The Clarion, the province's first black-owned and published newspaper in Nova Scotia in 1946 and in 1952 she began hosting The Quiet Corner radio program which would run for 12 years. Best was made an Officer of the...
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DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE STORIES, POETRY, SONG LYRICS, OR ESSAYS?

February 24, 2016
​Do you draw or paint or take photographs? Do you enjoy reading what other students write? Are you a kind but effective editor? Do you have a good eye for layout and design? If any of these statements are true for you, bring your lunch to room 705 on  Friday and...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 24, 2016
​ William Peyton Hubbard (1842-1935) Born in Toronto, Hubbard was the son of American slaves who escaped to Canada via the underground railroad. William was sent to the Toronto Model School to learn the trade of baker. Unlike most other schools at that time, Toronto public schools were not segregated. His...
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PROM TICKET SALES

February 22, 2016
​May 27 is the date to set aside for the Prom. Tickets are on sale until March 4th. Ticket sales are outside the library at lunch time at a cost of $95. When purchasing your tickets, you will require a cheque for cost of tickets, signed permission form, meal choice and signed...
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DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE VISIT

February 22, 2016
​The Durham Regional Police will be visiting Dunbarton on March 2nd to talk to those students who are interested in the Summer Youth in Policing Employment opportunities that will be available. Packages for the Youth in Policing are available in the Guidance Office.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 22, 2016
​The first licensed African American Female pilot was Bessie Coleman. Born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892, Bessie Coleman grew up in a world of harsh poverty, discrimination and segregation. She moved to Chicago at 23 to seek her fortune, but found little opportunity there as well. Wild tales of flying exploits...
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THE DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE 2016 SUMMER YOUTH IN POLICING INITIATIVE

February 22, 2016
​Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and meaningful summer employment opportunity? The Durham Regional Police Service is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Youth in Policing (YIP) Student and Team Leader positions. This is an eight-week summer employment opportunity for students aged 15-18 years of age, and who reside...
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CONGRATULATIONS

February 22, 2016
​Congratulations to the Spartan Swim Team! We captured all five trophies on Friday, including the Overall Team Championship.  21 of our swimmers will be heading to OFSAA in a few weeks. Special mention to Sarah Whitlock, Sarah Elliott, Alex Vragovic and Matt Lee, who came away with 4 gold medals each!...
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LIBRARY NEWS - WHITE PINE READERS

February 22, 2016
​Attention White Pine readers:  We've got a special opportunity for your this Wednesday, February 24th!  Award winning White Pine novelist Jeyn Roberts will be at Dunbarton and you are invited to hear her speak.  Maybe you read her 2013 winner Dark Inside or its sequel Rage Within ...perhaps you are one...
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OPTION SELECTIONS FOR 2016-2017

February 22, 2016
​This is a reminder to all students that your option selections for next year's courses are due into your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 23rd. Any grade 12's who are graduating this June and are not returning next year must fill out the non-returning form.  All students are reminded they must...
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**PROM TICKETS ON SALE**

February 22, 2016
​Prom tickets go on sale Monday, February 22nd until March 4th, outside the Library. When purchasing tickets students will need a completed permission form, a cheque for the cost of their tickets and their meal selection.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 22, 2016
​"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."....President Barack Obama This message was brought to you by the black studies class.
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MAJOR EVENT COMING!....FEB 24

February 18, 2016
​Dunbarton is turning Pink!  Please wear pink on Wednesday, February 24th. Pink T-shirts will be sold outside the main office in the front foyer of north campus at the beginning of school before period 1 and during lunch....they are on a first come, first serve basis for the low cost of...
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FROM THE LIBRARY: WHITE PINE BOOKS

February 18, 2016
​A  big thank you to our ten White Pine teacher advocates. They did an amazing job introducing the nominated books to our students. It's going to be a fierce competition to see which teacher can get the most readers!  So we invite all students to read a White Pine book. Let...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 18, 2016
Lewis Latimer (1848-1928) Latimer invented the carbon filament for the light bulb. Latimer is one of the most important inventors of all time. Thomas Edison may have invented the electric lightbulb, but Latimer helped make it a common feature in American homes. In  1881 he received a patent for inventing a...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 17, 2016
​ Anne Cools was the first black person to become a Canadian senator. Born in Barbados, she arrived in Canada as a teenager and studied at McGill University. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, Cools was a candidate for the Liberal Party in two federal elections but was unsuccessful. Pierre...
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OPTION SELECTIONS FOR 2016-2017

February 16, 2016
​This is a reminder to all students that your option selections for next year's courses are due in to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 23rd. Any grade 12's who are graduating this June and are not returning next year must fill out the nonreturning form.  All students are reminded they...
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FRIENDLY REMINDER

February 16, 2016
​Please pick up any first semester projects from the woodshop, construction shop or the design lab by Wednesday after school.  Thank you.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 16, 2016
​ Anderson Ruffin Abbott (1837-1913) Physician, educator, journalist, office holder, and hospital administrator. In 1861, Abbott became the first Canadian-born man of black heritage to become a licensed physician. He was born to a prominent family in Toronto. His parents, were two "free people of colour" who left Alabama to flee...
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Semester 1 Report Cards

February 11, 2016
​The final report cards for Semester 1 will be sent home with students on February 17, 2016.
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DELF Project

February 11, 2016
​The Durham Board is participating in the DELF Project again this year. Any student taking grade 12 French this school year can apply to complete the DELF exam. Successful candidates will receive a DELF diploma from France's Ministry of National Education. The diploma is recognized around the world and is valid...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016
​Trey Anthony is an Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian. Trey Anthony, is known for the groundbreaking television and theatrical production 'da Kink in my Hair .  Critics have referred to Anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Trey was also the executive producer, co-creator...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016
​Elijah McCoy was born in 1844 to former slaves who escaped to Canada from the United States. He studied mechanical engineering in Scotland and became known for inventing and patenting a device that lubricated a train's moving parts while the train was in motion. McCoy, who held more than 50 patents,...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 09, 2016
​Viola Desmond, an activist, was at the centre of one of Nova Scotia's most controversial civil rights episodes. In 1946, she refused to leave the white-only section of a theatre in new Glasgow. Her refusal to adhere to the racist policies of the time resulted in her arrest and charges. This,...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: FILM FESTIVAL

February 08, 2016
​Attention DHS students, Afro-Caribbean Council is putting on a Black History Film Festival, for the month of February. The dates include February 9th and 10th at lunch, 4th period buy out on February 19th ($2 with an SAC Card and $3 without). After school on February 25th, in the theatre. See...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 08, 2016
​Josiah Henson (1789-1883) Josiah Henson was an American slave who escaped to Canada in 1830. He devoted the rest of his life to assisting other former slaves, especially in terms of developing farms. He also led an army unit of black men in the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837. He passed...
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FEBRUARY IS A MONTH DEDICATED TO LOVE

February 08, 2016
​From February 8 - 16 join "Free the children club" in the campaign...... WE ARE LOVE .  We are love buttons that are decorated with positive messages will be sold in front of the cafeteria for 2 dollars which spread positivity and help communities in rural china. Also, heads up everyone,...
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School Climate Survey

February 04, 2016
The Safe Schools Department, in collaboration with the Accountability and Assessment Department, has created School Climate Surveys for students, parents/guardians and staff for use in the Durham District School Board. The School Climate Surveys have been created to assist Safe and Accepting Schools Teams in gathering data to help make decisions...
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SEMESTER 2

February 03, 2016
​Semester two starts Thursday, Feb. 4.  Please find your first period class on the class lists posted in halls.
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Black History Month

February 02, 2016
Black History Month provides an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry. It was initiated in Canada by the Ontario Black History Society, which was founded in 1978.  Through the efforts of the founders of the Ontario Black History Society, including Dr....
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MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB

January 26, 2016
​Anyone interested in taking part in a Model United Nations club in the second semester, please drop by Rm 505 at lunch to let Ms. LeMoine know that you are interested. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 5 we will be preparing for the Model United Nations conference to be held on February...
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An Evening for Parents of Grade 8 Students

January 21, 2016
​Dunbarton High School presents an information session for parents of grade 8 students on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 pm.  grade 8 parent night 2016.pdf
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NEW P.A. DAY - APRIL 8, 2016

January 20, 2016
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL DDSB FAMILIES:
New P.A. Day to take place April 8, 2016   All Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools will have a newly designated Professional Activity Day (P.A. Day) on Friday, April 8, 2016. This additional PA Day was mandated by the Ministry of Education on...
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LOST & FOUND

January 19, 2016
​Students, please check the lost and found box in the main office for any items you may have misplaced. We will be packing up all items at the end of the Semester and donating the items to charity.
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THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR FUNDRAISER

January 18, 2016
​From January 18th - 22nd there will be a fundraiser called The Coldest Night of the Year taking place at Dunbarton High School. This is a fundraiser through the Durham Regional Police Service, YouthinPolicing Program. The Refuge reaches out to youth who are hungry and homeless, regarding that donations to this...
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Sr. BOYS' BASKETBALL

January 18, 2016
​The Sr. Boys' Basketball team faced off against Pine Ridge last Thursday. Despite a number of injuries and a short bench, the squad played with guts and grit. Unfortunately, they fell to a formidable foe. Join us this week for a game at home against Wilson.
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FEELING STRESSED AND ANXIOUS ABOUT EXAMS?

January 18, 2016
​Not sure how to study? Not sure what to study? Dunbarton's top students are here to help. This week Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in Room 414 S.T.O.P. will be hosting Exam Study Prep sessions to help relieve your anxiety and answer your questions. Snacks will be provided. Ask Mrs. Demaray...
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An Evening With Trey Anthony

January 18, 2016
​Durham Black Educators' Network presents an evening with Trey Anthony on Thursday, February 4, 2016.  Click the link for more information A Night With Trey Anthony updated.pdf
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2014 - 2015 Ontario Scholars Newspaper Insert

January 12, 2016
​Copies of Metroland Newspaper's Ontario Scholar Insert , which highlights all Ontario Scholars in DDSB high school from the 2014 - 2015 school year, are available in the main office.
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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FILM

January 12, 2016
​There is a field trip on February 24th to see the film T-REX at the Bloor Cinema in downtown Toronto. This field trip will be a super fun way to celebrate Black History Month! Tickets are $20. For more information about the film, please see Ms. Brown or Ms. Hadaway in...
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PARENTING WISELY

January 07, 2016
​Click on the poster below for details regarding this FREE workshop provided by the Frontenac Youth Services. Topics include drug & alcohol use, school and homework problems and other behavioural challenges.   Parenting Wisely group flyer.pdf
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TIMETABLE CHANGE APPOINTMENTS

January 06, 2016
​Students who have booked timetable change appointments can check the appointment board across from the Guidance Office. Please stick to the time you have booked. Do not change your appointment with other students. Remember to bring your signed parent permission form with you on the day of your appointment. Changes will...
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Hazardous Waste Pick Up

January 05, 2016
​Pick up for Science and oil filters has been scheduled for January 27th & 28th, 2016. The waste filters can be stored in 20 litre containers available through your custodial staff. Please have all of your waste in one central location and ready to go for January 27th, 2016. Please complete...
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Grade 12 University Applicants

January 05, 2016
​This is a reminder to grade 12 students who have applied to Ontario Universities for next year programs that your application must be completed and paid for by January 13th in order to get first priority consideration. Make sure you check your email accounts for any instructions or requirements that your...
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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!

January 04, 2016
​We have a very special opportunity for you!! On Thursday, January 14th during period two the Shuffle Demons - One of Canada's foremost jazz ensembles will be performing a concert in our music room for you. Tickets are $5. per person and you will be signed out of class for that...
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ATTENTION GRADE 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS

January 04, 2016
​If you are currently taking any courses outside the Durham District School Board (this includes night school, e-learning, or private school) it is your responsibility to inform the Guidance Office. We require the name or code of the course as well as a copy of the course registration. We also require...
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLE CHANGES

January 04, 2016
​Appointments for Semester 2 timetable changes are now available online. Visit the DHS website for details and click on the moving banner. There are still a few spaces available. Appointments will be scheduled in January. Make sure you print off a parent permission form, along with the appointment confirmation, and have...
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Self-Regulation Parent Resource

December 17, 2015
​Refer to the link below for Self-Regulation Information for Parents. Self Regulation Website and Newsletter Insert.pdf
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DUNBARTON ROBOTICS

December 15, 2015
​Dunbarton Robotics is having its first community event - we are watching Star Wars episode 6 "Return of the Jedi" in the theater, room 312 Thursday aftter school.
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GRADE 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS

December 14, 2015
​If you are currently taking any courses outside of the Durham District School Board in night school, e-learning, or private school, it is your responsibility to inform the Guidance Office. We require the name or code of the course as well as a copy of the course registration. We also require...
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GRAD PROOFS

December 09, 2015
If you have not yet picked up your grad proofs, they are available for pickup in the main office.
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SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLE CHANGES UPDATE

December 09, 2015
​Appointments for Semester 2 timetable changes are now available on-line. Visit the DHS website for details and click on the moving banner. There are still a few spaces available. Appointments will be scheduled in January. Make sure you print off a parent permission form, along with the appointment confirmation, and have...
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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

December 08, 2015
Please advise students that food is not available from the server and the cafeteria will not be open for student use. Period 1       8:40am - 9:15 am Period 2       9:20am - 9:55 am Period 3    10:00am - 10:35 am Period 4   10:40am - 111:15 am Holiday Assembly East Gym ...
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RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS - WINNER

December 08, 2015
We would like to congratulate our winner for Random Acts of Kindness. Thank you Leah Tomlinson for performing a genuine act of kindness. Leah is a grade 9 student who returned Kristal Ramnarine's phone back to her. Another thank you goes to Kristal for her nomination. As a token of appreciation,...
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HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

December 04, 2015
​Listen up Dunbarton. We are looking for students AND teachers who would like to perform at the Holiday Extravaganza on December the 18th! Students can perform music, dance, spoken word or any other talents they may have. Auditions for spoken word are going to be on Tuesday, December 1 at lunch...
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Los Angeles California Spring Music Trip

December 02, 2015
​Attention all members of Dunbarton Music Ensembles. If you wish to travel with us to Los Angeles, California in the spring be sure to submit your deposit and forms as soon as possible.
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GUYS and DOLLS Production

December 02, 2015
​It's that time of year - the Grade 11/12 Music Theatre class's production of Guys and Dolls. Tickets are available outside the cafeteria every day at lunch, the cost is $12 for students and $15 for adults. It is assigned seating, so get your tickets soon.
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GRADUATING STUDENTS APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

December 02, 2015
​All graduating students who are applying to university programs for next year should pick up their PIN envelopes from Guidance after school . You must hand in your "Brag Sheets" in order to obtain your PIN envelope. Remember, the Dunbarton deadline for completing your college and university application is December 11th....
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SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLE CHANGES

December 02, 2015
​Appointments for Semester 2 timetable changes must be made online. Please visit the DHS website for details. The online system will open up on Saturday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m.  Appointments will be scheduled in January. There will not be any timetable changes at the beginning of Semester 2 in February....
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Rafiki Bracelets

December 02, 2015
​Free the Children wil be accepting orders for Rafiki bracelets outside the cafeteria every day this week. These bracelets make great gifts! They cost $10.50 each and will be delivered the week before the holidays start. Drop by the Free the Children table at lunch to check out the bracelets and...
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Santa Cause Campaign

December 01, 2015
​It's that time of year again - time for Dunbarton's annual Santa Cause Campaign!  Starting Wed. Dec. 2 in homeroom, we will be collecting: loose change, new toys and clothing, non-perishable food items and toiletries.  All donations will benefit Horizon House and the Salvation Army. Both organizations serve people in our area....
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Random Acts of Kindness - WINNER

December 01, 2015
​We would like to congratulate our first winner for Random Acts of Kindness. Zaria Penfold Nelson for performing a genuine act of kindness. Zaria is a grade 12 student who took the time out of her day to take another student, who was ill, to the wellness centre. Another thank you...
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World AIDS Day

December 01, 2015
​Today is World AIDS Day around the world. Fact:  34 million people worldwide are living with HIV Fact: 45% of all new cases are youth ages 15-24, with young women being the most vulnerable Fact: Every 16 secs. a person dies of AIDS Fact: More than half of Cdn grade 9...
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ATTENTION GRADUATING STUDENTS

November 25, 2015
​Trent University is holding their Tours Plus Event this Friday at the Peterborough Campus and on Saturday at their Oshawa Campus. You can take a tour, talk to professors about your interests and your career path, and meet with the admissions team to learn about applying AND saving money. Your name will...
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HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

November 18, 2015
​Listen up Dunbarton, we are looking for students AND teachers who would like to perform at the Holiday Extravaganza on December 18th!  Students can perform music, dance, spoken word or any other talents they may have. Audition dates are yet to be announced. For more information, keep your ears and eyes...
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Random Acts of Kindness

November 18, 2015
​This week we are launching Random Acts of Kindness! We are asking for students and teachers to keep an eye out for students who perform kind acts. If you see someone perform a genuine act of kindness, please fill out a nomination slip with their name and grade, and put in...
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Volunteer Hour Opportunity (once a week until Christmas break)

November 18, 2015
​The Junior Boy's Hockey Team is looking for volunteers to work the timing clock at their hockey games. What a great opportunity to get community service hours. Timers are required for Thursday Nov. 19th at 2:30, Tuesday Nov. 24th at 2:30, Tuesday Jan. 12th at 2:30 and Tuesday Feb. 9th at...
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Invitation to Greenbelt Community Forum

November 04, 2015
​Please find attached an invitation to the Greenbelt Community Forum.  Postcard Invitation to Dunbarton HS.pdf
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Awards Ceremony - Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

November 02, 2015
On Thursday, November 19th, the Awards Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the East Gym.  Invitations were sent to all Award Winners last week. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Students are advised to check the lists posted outside of the Guidance Office and report any errors to Mrs....
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ADHD Awareness

October 26, 2015
​Increase your awareness and become an ADHD Ally.  Join Durham District School Board staff, students and community members as we build awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and increase advocacy for those affected.  This evening information session will be open to all community members who want to self advocate and /or...
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JOSTEN'S RING DAY

October 23, 2015
Attention:  All Graduation students : Josten's will be coming to Dunbarton to take ring orders on Monday, Nov. 2nd and Tuesday, Nov. 3rd for all students wishing to purchase a school ring to commemorate graduation. They will have samples and sizers available to view and try. A table will be set-up...
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Regional SCC

October 20, 2015
Regional SCC Meeting - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 6:00 - 6:46 pm - Pre-Regional SCC Session 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Regional Scc Click for more information Regional SCC Flyer Nov 3.pdf
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ANNUAL CLOTHING EXCHANGE

October 09, 2015
For 27 years people in our community have donated coats, boots and other winter clothing items to the annual Exchange. The community is invited to do so again and can drop any donated items off at the Education Centre. A drop box is located in the atrium. Four area dry cleaners...
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E-WASTE & SCRAP METAL COLLECTION

October 09, 2015
​The Dunbarton Environmental Club, in conjunction with the 7th Pickering Scouts, will be hosting an E-Waste & Scrap Metal Collection on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Dunbarton HS. Bring your old TVs, computers, stereos and even appliances to the South Campus parking lot anytime between 8am and 3pm, to be disposed...
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Art Exhibition Opportunity

October 07, 2015
​All grade 11 and 12 visual arts students who are interested in a special exhibition opportunity please come and see Ms. Bilinskis at lunch this week or after school.
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PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS

October 07, 2015
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. Parents must ensure they have the names of their child's teachers for semester 1 The Revised schedule for the...
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ABORIGINAL POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION PROGRAM

October 06, 2015
Please click on the link below to view information regarding the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Info Program scheduled for October 13th between 6-8 pm. 2015 APSIP community event poster.pdf    
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VIMY RIDGE ANNIVERSARY

October 06, 2015
​Dunbarton will be joining thousands of other Canadian students in April 2017 to mark the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. If you want to join us as we travel to England and France come to room 414 at lunch on October 14 to learn more about this trip.
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Scholarship Information Meeting

October 06, 2015
​There will be a Scholarship Information Meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 12:20 in the Theatre. There is a signup sheet in the Guidance Office. Only 120 spaces are available. This meeting is only open to students who are graduating this January or June. Dismissal slips will be given to you...
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ONTARIO COLLEGES' INFORMATION NIGHT

October 05, 2015
​Durham College is hosting the Ontario Colleges' Information Night this year on Wednesday, October 7th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. All the Ontario College Representatives will be there.
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WESTERN UNIVERSITIES

October 05, 2015
​If you are interested in attending university out west, you may want to visit Sinclair High School in Whitby to hear from the representatives from Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the theatre at Sinclair High School....
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THE LORAN SCHOLARS FOUNDATION

October 02, 2015
On-line applications are now open for the Loran Awards. Students will see the eligibility criteria, the application process, and see a sample copy of the application form at www.loranscholar.ca . Each school can sponsor up to three (3) students for these scholarships, which are valued at up to $100,000...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

October 02, 2015
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. Parents must ensure they have the names of their child's teachers for semester 1 The Revised schedule for the...
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Students Stopping Violence

October 02, 2015
​Come out to SSV, Students Stopping Violence. If you're interested in making a change and getting more involved with your school then this is definitey the council for you. You can find us every Thursday at lunch in the co-op office, room 406A. We would love to see you there!!
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Frenchman's Bay Graduates

October 02, 2015
​If you were a student at Frenchman's Bay last year you can pick up your Graduation Video from the main office before or after school.
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SEA Laptop Students

October 01, 2015
​Attention SEA laptop students. Your equipment is ready for pick up . Please come to Academic Resource in Room 704 (South Campus) to pick it up!
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Frenchman's Bay Graduation Video

October 01, 2015
​If you were a student at Frenchman's Bay last year you can pick up your Graduation Video from the main office before school or after school.
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Parent Information Night

September 29, 2015
​Transitioning from Secondary to Post Secondary education. Please click on the following links to view information regarding time and location for these information nights. North Parent info night flyer Secondary to Postsecondary 2015.pdf Parent info night flyer Secondary to Postsecondary.pdf
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Congratulations!

September 29, 2015
​Congrtatulations to the Senior & Junior boys' rugby teams on winning yesterday's LOSSA tournament at Dunbarton. Both teams played some exceptional rugby and improved their game as the day wore on. Excellent work boys!
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Durham College

September 29, 2015
​A representative from Durham College will be visiting DHS on Monday, October 5th at lunch. The representative will set up the booth in front of Guidance.
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Congratulations!

September 28, 2015
​The Dunbarton Environment council would like to congratulate Sanwal Gilani, Stephanie Littleford, Kelbyann McKenzie and Shanthosh Pushparajal who travelled to Calgary this weekend to deliver a one hour presentation at the Alberta Green Schools Summit. Over 120 architects, engineers, planners, designers, school administrators, teachers and students heard from our students about...
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Centennial College

September 28, 2015
​A representative from Centennial College will be visiting Dunbarton High School on October 1st. This is an opportunity for all students to have their questions answered about college. What are the costs? What programs are offered? What extra-curriculars are offered? Where is the location? The representative will be located in the...
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Trent University

September 28, 2015
​A representative from Trent University will be visiting DHS on Tuesday, September 29th. This is an informal lunch hour visit where students of all grades can stop by and ask questions about Trent University programs, scholarships, accommodations, etc. The representative will be set up in the Library foyer. Stop by and...
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COLOUR RUN!

September 16, 2015
​October 6 - Colour Run $8/person or $5/if you sign up as a team of 4 or more. Please wear light coloured clothes that you are prepared to have coloured by coloured corn starch.
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Boys Rugby Uniforms

September 16, 2015
​Uniforms will be on sale for Seniors Wed 16th and Thurs 17th at lunch ONLY. Midgets and Juniors uniforms will be on sale Mon 21st and Tues 22nd at lunch only. The cost is $50. Please make the cheque payable to Dunbarton HS.
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SEA Laptop Students

September 16, 2015
​Your equipment is ready for pick up. Please come to Academic Resource Room 704 (South Campus) to pick it up!
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Parent Out Reach Poster

September 15, 2015
​Please click on the link below to view details regarding the conference Flyer - Aug 21.pdf Save the Date_2015 (2).jpg
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June Report Cards

September 15, 2015
​Students may pick up their June report card before and after school in the main office.
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Timetable Changes Appointments

September 15, 2015
​Timetable change appointments will be held from September 10th to ​21st. Grade 12's - Sept. 10th & 11th Grade 11's - Sept. 14th & 15th Grade 10's - Sept. 16th & 18th Grade 9's - Sept. 17th & 21st Instructions on how to book appointments can be found in this ...
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DDSB Fair Notice and Process Letter (VTRA protocol)

September 14, 2015
​Please click here for the Fair Notice and Process Letter for parents and the community.  This explains the VTRA protocol (Violence Risk Threat Assessment) in place across all DDSB schools. If further information is required, please contact the School Principal.
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Book Lovers

September 11, 2015
​Attention all book lovers!  The Library is looking for after-school volunteers. We need organized, friendly people who can help us keep the Library in good order. If you are interested in this community service opportunity, please drop by the Library to pick up an application.
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Morning Announcers

September 11, 2015
​Are you interested in participating as a morning announcer?  Please see Mr. Hopkins at lunch Monday and Tuesday of next week in Room 822.
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Attention All Students

September 10, 2015
​Please ensure you are putting your lock on the locker that has been assigned to you. Failure to do this will result in your lock being cut off. Thank you
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SEA Laptops

September 10, 2015
​Attention SEA laptop students. Your equipment is ready for pick up. Please come to Academic Resource Room 704 south campus to pick up.
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Full Package Deal

September 10, 2015
​Hey Dunbarton Students. Don't miss out on your chance to purchase the Full Package Deal. Bring a cheque for $95. on Tuesday, September 15 to the east gym on picture day to purchase this great deal. For $95. you get a yearbook, t-shirt, SAC card and your picture from the photographer....
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Franco-Ontarian Day

September 01, 2015
​ The month of September 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the Franco-Ontarian flag as well as September 25 being Franco-Ontarian Day. We are celebrating 400 years of French presence in Ontario and the passage of Champlain in Ontario in 1615. The flag itself was first hoisted in Sudbury in 1975...
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Student Volunteers Needed for September 8th

September 01, 2015
​ Dunbarton High School is looking for 15 grade 10, 11 or 12 student volunteers to help with Grade 9 Day. Please Contact Ms. Cairns in the main office if you are interested by 2:30 on Thursday. You would be required to be at Dunbarton High School on Tuesday September 8,...
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Timetable Change Appointments

August 27, 2015
Timetable change appointments will be held from September 10th to ​21st.  Grade 12's - Sept. 10th & 11th Grade 11's - Sept. 14th & 15th Grade 10's - Sept. 16th & 18th Grade 9's - Sept. 17th & 21st Instructions on how to book appointments can be found in this ...
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Religious Accommodations and Modifications

August 24, 2015
​Please click here for information on Religious Accommodations and Modifications.  Included is a link to the Guidelines and Procedures for the Accommodation of Religious Requirements, Practices, and Observances.   If you anticipate that your children may require religious accommodation at any point during the school year we ask that you inform the...
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Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS)

August 24, 2015
Please click here for the User Guide for Secondary Students and School Bus information.  ​  To reach the Durham Student Transportation office please call 1-800-240-6943 or (905) 666-6395.  The automated line for routing (IVR) is 1-866-908-6578 or (905) 666-6979.
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REPORT CARD PICKUP

June 26, 2015
​ Report card pick up is scheduled for Tuesday July 7th from 9am to 2pm in the front foyer. Graduating students can also pick up their diploma on this day.
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Library Books

June 22, 2015
​All Library Books are now OVERDUE. Please return them to the main office immediately. Thank you
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Congratulations

June 22, 2015
​Congratulations to the Dunbarton Dragon Boating teams for a great showing at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival! Each team placed well in their division and all the hard worked paid off. This year was the FIRST time any Durham team has ever won the cup and the A division final....
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Road Safety June 2015

June 17, 2015
Please click on the link below to view an important reminder regarding road safety and safety of our students.   ​ Road Safety June 2015.docx
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Graduation Information

June 16, 2015
​Please click on the following attachments to view information regarding time, location and general information pertaining to the Graduation Ceremony.   Durham College Map.pdf   Graduation Checklist.pdf
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All S.E.A. Laptop Students

May 28, 2015
​If you are not currently using your laptop or netbook, please return it with all the hardware to Academic Resource, Room 401 as soon as possible.
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Library News

May 28, 2015
​We are asking all students to return or renew their books and want to let you know that all fines are cancelled.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LETTER SENT HOME

May 26, 2015
​I n anticipation of having our students return to school, we sent out a letter of invitation to commencement to our students who are on track to graduate. While this is standard procedure at this time of year, unfortunately we are not in a typical year. The letter used was a...
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2014 Italian Heritage Month

May 26, 2015
​Please click on the attachment below to view an information poster regarding Italian Heritage Month.   2014 Italian Heritage Month 8.5x11.pdf
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2014 National Aboriginal History Month

May 26, 2015
Click on the attachment below to view a poster regarding National Aboriginal History Month.   2014 National Aboriginal History Month 8.5x11.pdf
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Dates of Significance for June 2015

May 26, 2015
Click on the attachment below to view a list of significant dates in June 2015   Dates of Significance for June 2015.doc
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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

May 20, 2015
​Please click on the link below to view a Transportation Flyer for all students requiring bus transportation to school.   Transportation Flyer Sign up.docx
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EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Update

May 15, 2015
​EQ AO has released the following information to school boards: EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards. EQAO has stated that...
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May Newsletter from Education Officer Barry Bedford

April 29, 2015
​Please click on the links below to view the May Newsletter from Education Officer Barry Bedford, as well as the poster celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month.  Newsletter highlights include events, celebrations and observances of the diverse backgrounds our schools and communities serve.  May Newsletter.pdf Asian and South Asian Heritage Month...
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Letter to Parents regarding Music Trip

April 27, 2015
Please click on the link to view the letter sent to Dunbarton Parents with information about the cancellation of the Music Trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school. 
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DHS Music Trip to Tennessee

April 27, 2015
Unfortunately, with the on-going teacher strike, and in the best interest of student safety, we have had to cancel the trip to Tennessee.   We have been in contact with the travel agency regarding the process of accessing the cancellation insurance for this trip.   A letter that provides details on how to...
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Mid-Term Report Cards

April 22, 2015
​Attention Parents, Guardians and Students, report cards will be mailed out in the next few days, you should be receiving them the week of April 27, 2015.  
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Parkinson Society of Ontario Scholarship

April 17, 2015
​The Parkinson Society of Central and Northern Ontario are offering a $500. scholarship on behalf of their Durham Region Chapter. Applications can be obtained from the Guidance Office. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2015.
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Glen Dhu Public School - 25th Year Anniversary Celebrations

April 16, 2015
​Come join the 25th Year Anniversary Celebrations being held on Wednesday, May 6 at Glen Dhu Public School. Please click on the link below to view a poster containing information regarding the planned ceremony and entertainment.   glen dhu 25th anniversary poster.pdf
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Day of Silence Project

April 15, 2015
​Dunbarton's annual day of silence is this Friday. The Day of Silence Project is one of the largest student-led actions in North America. The purpose is to bring attention to the silence faced by ALL REPRESSED people,   including lgbt people and their allies. The silence echoes that silence, which is caused...
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Dunbarton wins Greenest School on Earth Award

April 15, 2015
Greenest School on Earth Release-Final English.pdf  Dunbarton recognized for cutting-edge sustainability education.  Click on the link to read the press release from Canada Green Building Council.    
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Eco Club T-Shirt Sales Order Form

April 13, 2015
Monday, April 13 is the deadline for ordering a T-shirt from the Environmental Club. Please click on the order form below:   ​ Final Shirt Order Eco Club2105(HST).pdf
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Awards Assembly

April 13, 2015
​​The Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, April 17 2015 at 1pm. The assembly will be located in the East Gym. PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME
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Boys Rugby

April 13, 2015
​The Dunbarton Junior and Senior boy's rugby teams had a great start to their year on Friday with games against Eastdale. The Junior's played well and improved throughout the match to end with a hard fought tie. Adam Williams, Justin Thomson and Cole Reimer were standouts for the Junior team. The...
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PROM

April 13, 2015
You have your tickets...you may even have your dress or tux ordered - now you need to pick the people you want to sit with at prom. Attention all grade 12 students attending prom. Please pick up your table forms at the main office. Each table MUST have 110 people seated...
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Vimy Ridge - 2017 France Trip

April 09, 2015
Today marks the 98th anniversary of the Canadian Victory at Vimy Ridge during WWI. This victory was significant for Canada as a nation and is considered one of the great "nation making" events of the twentieth century; but it was also considered a turning point for the Allies in WWI- turning...
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World Vision's 30 Hour Famine

April 09, 2015
​Hey, guess what event is coming up? World Vision's 30 hour famine! Don't even know what that is? It's where you give up food for 30 hours straight! Don't worry! It doesn't have to be food! You can also give up other essentials, like cell phones, or- Netflix! Raising Funds for...
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Congratulations

April 09, 2015
​ Dunbarton team 1 and Dunbarton team 2 participated in a cricket tournament yesterday. Both teams reached the Quarter Finals and they brought a lovely trophy to our school.   Congratulations to all the players and to their coach, Mr. Alibaccas!!
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Igniting Opportunities Poster

April 08, 2015
Please click on the link below for information regarding the Igniting Opportunities Symposium on April 15, 2015 at Ajax High School.   ​ Igniting Opportunities Descriptions Ajax.pdf
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CN Tower Climb

April 01, 2015
​Attention students - do you enjoy a challenge? Do you like thrills? Have you no fear of heights? If this is you then climb the CN Tower with Dunbarton Environment council. Come to a meeting in room 440 Tuesday April 7 at lunch to find out how you can join our...
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University of Toronto Scarborough Co-Op

April 01, 2015
Are you a good academic student in Grade 10 or 11? Would you like to combine academic experience with practical research work? Are you interested in spending time at a University while you are still in High School? And do you think you might want to go to the University of...
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Graduating Students Taking Courses Outside of Dunbarton

April 01, 2015
If you are a graduating student who is currently taking a course outside of Dunbarton or the Durham Board of Education (ie. Private School), this is a reminder that any mid-term grades you receive from these other schools must be brought into the Guidance Office so these marks can be sent...
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Community Service Hours

March 31, 2015
Do you need community service hours? Would you want to help plant trees in the Rouge Valley? The event will take place on April 26th. There will be free shuttle buses provided (if required) due to the limited parking space. The event will take place rain or shine. You need to...
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Environmental Club Shirts & Hoodies

March 30, 2015
Once again the club has designed a logo and we are selling shirts and hoodies. This is not the same supplier as last year. The fabric is cotton. Organic for the t shirts and fair trade for the hoodies.
Order form is attached. Price includes HST, and is slightly below actual...
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Awards Ceremony

March 27, 2015
​The Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, April 17 2015 at 1pm. The assembly will be located in the East Gym.  PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME    
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Igniting Opportunities Ajax HS

March 27, 2015
IGNITING OPPORTUNITIES: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW NOW TO HELP THEIR TEENS SUCCEED   A Symposium for parents/guardians/mentors and their teens (grades 7 – 11)  April 15, 2015, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Ajax High School ​ Igniting Opportunities Poster Ajax HS.pdf Igniting Opportunities Information.pdf
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LGBTQ Families Engaged

March 27, 2015
The Equity Department has, in partnership with PFLAG Durham organized the final LGBTQ Families Engaged session for the year occurring the evening of Wednesday, April 15. We will be premiering the documentary PRIDE TALKS filmed at Human Rights Conference during World Pride 2014. In addition, we will discuss the Family Voices...
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Easter Bunny

March 25, 2015
​Get ready because the Easter bunny is making a special stop at DHS all of next week! Come down to the cafeteria for fun activities every day at lunch and even better, all activities are free!  On Thursday April 2nd, the Easter bunny is hiding tickets around the halls of DHS!...
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OSSLT

March 25, 2015
​ March 26, 2015 is the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.   Only eligible writers will be in attendance at school that day.   Eligible writers include all grade 10 students and senior students who have not written the Ontario Secondary School Literacy test or who have chosen to re-write the test.   Students...
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Dunbarton Has Your Back Event

March 24, 2015
​The "Dunbarton has your back" event is been organized by the Dunbarton Peace Project (DPP). We are asking each homeroom in the school to adopt two backpacks to fill with school supplies for children/students of all ages. These backpacks will then be distributed to children of women living in various shelters...
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Parent Teacher Interviews

March 23, 2015
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 st , 2015 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria.
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Chris Braney - Annual POP Event

March 23, 2015
​ Trustee Chris Braney speaks to students at The Proud of Pickering (POP) Rally, to encourage and motivate them to get involved in initiatives to support the year of the ally. POP is an opportunity for our students to give back locally, provincially and globally. This year's annual POP event will...
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Gowns for Girls

March 11, 2015
​Keep Thursday, April 23 open if you are interested in a Free Prom Dress, Shoes, Jewelry and more. Please click on the attached link to view a poster providing you with details.   Gowns for Girls.pdf
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Progress Reports

March 10, 2015
​T his is a message for all families of Dunbarton High School students to advise you that students will be receiving progress reports from all of their teachers on Tuesday, March 24th . We would also like to invite you to attend our Parent Teacher interviews which will be held on...
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LGBTQ Families Engages Session

March 09, 2015
​The Equity Department has, in partnership with PFLAG Durham organized the final LGBTQ Families Engaged session for the year occurring the evening of Wednesday, April 15. We will be premiering the documentary PRIDE TALKS filmed at Human Rights Conference during world Pride 2014. Please click on the link below to view...
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World Water Week

March 09, 2015
​Once again the Water Brothers are coming to Dunbarton with their film "Bottlegate" to celebrate World Water Week. Also, the Water Brothers will be at a community screening of "Bottlegate" at 7 pm on the 25th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.     2766-Steward_WaterPoster_Mar4.pdf
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Literacy Assembly PowerPoint Presentation

March 06, 2015
Please click on the link below to view a powerpoint presentation regarding the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test scheduled March 26, 2015   Literacy Assembly PowerPoint.pptx
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News from Environmental Club

March 05, 2015
​ Hey Dunbarton! This is a special message brought to you by Environmental Council. We’ve got some information about data collected during our garbage audit. Did you know that out of 22 bags of garbage collected around the school, only 55 percent of it is actual garbage? This means the remaining...
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Congratulations Dunbarton Swim Team

March 05, 2015
On Feb 20th, 70 students from DHS attended the LOSSA swimming championship at the Pickering Rec Centre. At the end of the day, we walked away with all 5 championship titles, including the Overall Team Championship. 31 swimmers (the largest number we have ever had), qualified for the OFSAA championship. March...
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Congratulations

March 04, 2015
​Congratulations to the boys curling team for a strong finish 4th place in LOSSA. Well done boys, your coach is very proud!
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Spaghetti Dinner Tickets

March 03, 2015
​THE TICKETS ARE IN! Yes music department that is right - the tickets for the upcoming spaghetti dinner and concert are in. Be sure to purchase your tickets asap. All orders must be made before March Break. Tickets are $16 per person. $10 from each ticket you sell goes to your...
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Hey There Dunbarton

March 03, 2015
​The Environment Council hosted a blind water taste testing, asking staff and students to compare school tap water to bottled water and to state their preference.
The results are in and 64% voted that they prefered our school tap water to bottled water! Remember...tap water is more healthy and costs...
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Thank you to Dunbarton Community

March 03, 2015
S.T.A.R. Council and S.T.O.P. would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the entire Dunbarton community for your amazing generosity during the homeroom drives for youth homelessness last week! We were overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of your donations. As a community, we were able to fill really...
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Career Cruising for Co-Op

March 03, 2015
​If you have signed up on Career Cruising for Co-op next year, please complete a yellow Co-op Application and return it to the Co-Op. Office in Room 408. Please see Mr. Reeson if you have any questions.
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Congratulations

February 27, 2015
​Congratulations to Jacob Rosengren and Jusselin Campbell on placing third in 3D Animation during yesterday's qualifying round of the Ontario Skills Competition. Well done!
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Congratulations

February 27, 2015
​Congrats to CHRIS RETZ for winning the Gold Medal in the Durham Skills Precision Machining Competition. Chris will now be competing at the provincial level in May at Rim Park in Waterloo.
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Pink Shirt Day

February 25, 2015
​Today, February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day at Dunbarton High School and many schools across Canada. Students are wearing something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. Your classmates, colleagues and friends are making some noise against bullying! Use #pinkshirtday on Twitter to spread word...
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Worker Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

February 24, 2015
​The WHSC is now accepting entries for the 15th annual post-secondary scholarship initiative. If you are a high school senior, you are invited to enter the WHSC 2015 scholarship competition. If interested, please see Mr. Reeson in the coop office.
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Pink Shirt Day

February 24, 2015
​February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day at Dunbarton High School and many schools across Canada. We encourage all students to wear something pink or buy the pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. We would love to see how you and your classmates, colleagues...
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Youth Homelessness

February 24, 2015
​Hey DHS! Did you know that last week over 60 students participated in S.T.A.R. Council's Beneath the surface workshops? We talked about issues that can often go unnoticed - things like transgender issues, learning disabilities and youth homelessness. Now we want the whole school to get involved in taking action against...
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Sr. Boys Hockey

February 24, 2015
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for an outstanding season. The Spartans record during regular season, tournaments and playoffs was an impressive 20 wins and 3 losses. Unfortunately the boys lost in quadruple overtime in the semi finals to Ajax in a fast paced high scoring game. Coach Brown would...
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CDC Dancers

February 24, 2015
​Congratulations to the CDC dancers: Shian Noble, Cheyenne Meerima, Sierra Grant, Tia Dennis, Zarria Penford-Nelson and Susy Bradshaw who performed Saturday at Championing Our Future, a Black History Month Event put on by Cultural Expressions Art Gallery. The girls performed beautifully and represented DHS proudly at this community event attended by...
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Swim Team

February 24, 2015
​Congratulations to the swim team who are LOSSA Champions once again!! As a result of Friday's fantastic swimming, a total of 30 Dunarton swimmers will be advancing to OFSAA. LOSSA records were broken by Matt Lee, Alex Lee, Cameron Clephan, Naomi Martin, Sarah Whitlock, Nicole Howes, and Nyre Viscardi. Very proud...
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Good News!

February 20, 2015
The Junior and Senior Concert Bands attended and performed at the OBA Concert Band Festival last Tuesday, Feb. 10. There were more than 120 students involved in these two groups, and both ensembles recieved a Gold and an invite to Nationals - MusicFest Canada. On top of this, Jen Galberg's Junior...
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DHS Grad Jonathan Kyriacou

February 20, 2015
​In the news...Toronto Star article about Ottawa 67's scout and Dunbarton Alumni Jonathan Kyriacou.  Read full article on.thestar.com/1Myyi5Q
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Pink T-Shirt Day

February 19, 2015
​February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day at Dunbarton High School and many schools across Canada. We encourage all students to wear something pink or buy the pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. We would love to see how you and your classmates, colleagues...
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Jr. Boys Basketball

February 19, 2015
​The junior boys' basketball team ended their season with a great challenge facing a tough opponent in J. Clarke. The boys played well while facing many obstacles along the way, but fell short in the last few minutes. Keep your head up boys, great way to end the season. We are...
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YIP Program

February 19, 2015
​Are you interested in working in the YIP program? That's right YIP.  "Youth in Policing"  If so, the Durham Regional Police Service is hosting 2 information sessions: one on Feb. 26 in the evening, and one on March 16 in the afternoon. Space is limited. If interested, please stop by the...
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Senior Boy's Hockey Buy Out

February 18, 2015
​Buy out for Senior Boys Hockey on Friday February 20th. Bus leaving school at 1:35 and returning 4:00. Buy outs cost $5. and can be purchased in front of the cafeteria.
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Found

February 17, 2015
​A pair of head phones were found by the tech door Tuesday morning. See Ms. Kasper in Rm 12 if they are yours.
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Congratulations

February 17, 2015
​ Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for winning the quarter finals series vs Holy Trinity. The Spartans outscored their opponents 5-4 with goals coming from veterans Simon Taskas with 3 and Captain Sam Auer with 2. Assists go to Lucas Thomson with 2, Quinn Wilson with 2, Sam Auer...
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Course Selections for 2015 - 2016

February 17, 2015
​Next year's course selections are to be completed on Career Cruising by February 20th . Students are to print off a copy of their course selections and hand them into their home room teacher, NOT TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE . Home Room teachers will bring all printed and signed course selections...
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Course Selections for 2015 - 2016

February 12, 2015
Next year's course selections are to be completed on Career Cruising by February 20th . Students are to print off a copy of their course selections and hand them into their home room teacher, NOT TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE . Home Room teachers will bring all printed and signed course selections...
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Part Time Work Available

February 12, 2015
​Are you a student? Are you a student in high school?? Are you a student at DHS??? Finally: are you a student at DHS who is looking for some part time work to put a little cash mooolah in your pocket????     Next: are you responsible? Can you type (or word process)...
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Congratulations

February 10, 2015
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for an outstanding season. The spartans finished 2nd in the west with only one loss all season. The boys first round post season opponent is Holy Trinity from Bowmanville. Good luck in the playoffs boys!!
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CONGRATULATIONS

February 06, 2015
Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for winning the prestigious Sir Oliver Mowat Tournament. The Spartans went undefeated over 2 days out scoring their opponents 30-8 in five games. An outstanding performance by all players. Great job boys. Players are reminded of the final league game Monday morning at 9...
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Found

February 06, 2015
​A pair of snow pants were found from ski club. See Ms. Kasper in Rm 12 if they are yours.
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Put your Leader Skills to Work! Earn Community Hours and have fun!

February 05, 2015
Put your Leader Skills to Work! Earn Community Hours and have Fun! SWIS Durham is recruiting Peer Leaders for our NOW 2015 program. Information Sessions are held this February during lunch break in front of the Cafeteria. Application forms are available at the Main Office and Guidance Office. For more information,...
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Put your Leader Skills to Work: Earn Community Hours and Have Fun!

February 04, 2015
SWIS Durham is recruiting Peer Leaders for our NOW 2015 program. Information Sessions are held this February during lunch break in front of the Cafeteria. Application forms are available at the Guidance Office and Main Office. Deadline for application is March 6, 2015, to be submitted at the Main Office. For...
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Dallhousie University Scholarship Information:

February 04, 2015
For those students who have applied to Dalhousie University next year, there is information available in the Guidance Office on Dalhousie General Entrance Award Scholarships, and the Harrison McCain Scholarship. The deadline dates for each available scholarship varies, and is fast approaching. Please pick up the information package in the Guidance...
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Durham Regional Police: Leaders in Community Safety Program

February 04, 2015
​The Durham Region Youth in Policing Initiative is an 8 week summer employment opportunity for students ages 15 - 18 who reside in Durham Region. Students will interact with, and learn about, the many aspects of policing, have the opportunity to serve their community, and learn about leadership and teamwork. Information...
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Lifeguards Needed

February 02, 2015
​Dunbarton needs lifeguards. Any students wanting to lifeguard for our gym classes please come to the PE office and talk to Mrs. Campbell or Mr. Calmeira.
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University of New Brunswick Parent and Student Event

January 29, 2015
​Students and parents are invited to the "Transition to UNB" student and parent information meetings on Wednesday February 11th and Thursday February 12th at 7pm at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport. Do you have questions about what university will be like? Are you little worried...
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International World Religion Day

January 27, 2015
​ The third Sunday of January marks the International World Religion Day. World Religion Day aims to unite everyone and prove religions can coexist and improve humanity and harmony. By celebrating each other’s differences and similarities, we can all work together and create a better world.   World Religion Day is...
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Special Schedule for January 29, 2015

January 23, 2015
​We will be using the following schedule for January 29. This will permit students to review their exams from semester 1.   Special Schedule Exam Review.docx
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2 - Revised

January 19, 2015
​ ​​It is important that students make an appointment in January with their counselors for any course changes.   Students are also encouraged to make timetable changes during Exam days by appointment only.   Once semester 2 begins, there will ONLY be 3 GRADE LEVEL days. See schedule below: Grade 12 - Friday...
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Grade 8 Parents Night - Revised Time

January 19, 2015
​Please click on the link below for information regarding the Grade 8 parent night on Thursday, January 22 at 6:30 pm   Grade 8 parent night updated 2015.pdf    
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International World Religion Day

January 19, 2015
The third Sunday of January marks the International World Religion Day. World Religion Day aims to unite everyone and prove religions can coexist and improve humanity and harmony. By celebrating each other's differences and similarities, we can all work together and create a better world. The diversity Leadership Council, or DLC...
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Boys Curling

January 16, 2015
​Congratulations to the boys curling team who won over Leo Austin with a score of 8-2
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Sr. Boys Hockey

January 15, 2015
Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockry team for an impressive 5-1 victory over DA Wilson. Goals were scored by Simon Taskas with 2, Sam Auer, Quinn Wilson and Justin Thomson with 1 each. Assists go the Sam Auer 3, Lucas Thomson 2, Quinn Wilson, Andrew Gordon, and Matt Hunter with 1...
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Student Exam Protocol

January 14, 2015
Please click here Student Exam Protocol.pdf  to review the Student Exam Protocol .  Exams will be held from Thurs., Jan. 22nd to Tues., Jan. 27th. Credit Completion day is Wed., Jan. 28th.  Semester 2 begins on Thursday, Jan. 29th, 2015.
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2 - Revised

January 07, 2015
​​It is important that students make an appointment in January with their counselors for any course changes.   Students are also encouraged to make timetable changes during Exam days by appointment only.   Once semester 2 begins, there will ONLY be 3 GRADE LEVEL days. See schedule below: Grade 12 - Friday January...
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Grade 8 Parent Night

January 07, 2015
Please click on the link below for information regarding the Grade 8 parent night on Thurs. Jan 22 at 7:00 pm   Grade 8 parent night updated 2015.pdf
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Sr. Boys Hockey

January 07, 2015
​Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for another victory yesterday vs Pineridge. This win keeps the boys undefeated so far this season.
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Part-time Jobs with City of Pickering

January 06, 2015
The City of Pickering is looking to pay you! Are you interested in a part-time job? Would you enjoy working in their Culture and Recreation Department? How about for their March Break Camp? Or for their Summer Camp? How about a part-time job at the Pickering Museum Village? If so, you...
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Ski/Snowboard Club

January 06, 2015
​Ski/Snowboard Club will be running on Thursdays in February. Forms can be picked up outside room 12 as of Monday, January 12 and are due by Friday, January 23rd. There is a limited number of spots, first come, first served.
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Award Winning Artist Patrick De Belen

January 06, 2015
​Award winning spoken word artist Patrick De Belen is coming to Dunbarton this Friday, Jan. 9.  He will be sharing some of his poems at lunch in the theatre for the first 100 people to arrive AND he will be offering a workshop in the theatre period four! Please see Mrs....
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DHS Santa Cause Results

December 19, 2014
​The students and staff of DHS have raised...$1,204.49 in canned food and other donations plus....$4,960.28 in cash donations for a total of $6,164.77. These donations will be going to help families in our community through the work of the Salvation Army and Horizon house. Thank you to all who donated and...
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2

December 18, 2014
​It is important that students make an appointment in January with their counselors for any course changes.   Students are also encouraged to make timetable changes during Exam days by appointment only.   Once semester 2 begins, there will ONLY be 4 GRADE LEVEL days. See schedule below: Grade 12 - Friday January...
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Congratulations!

December 17, 2014
​ Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for another victory yesterday vs Uxbridge. The Spartans outscored their opponents 5-4 in a shoot out, with goals from newly acquired defenceman Justin Mahabir with 1, veteran Quinn Wilson with 2 and Simon Taskas with one. Assists by Rookie Ryan Mahabir with 2,...
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Girls Rugby

December 16, 2014
​Uniform payment and forms will be handed out and must be returned on or before Dec 17th if you want your jacket or uniform. Money and forms must be returned before the order is submitted. Please make sure you are in attendance today Dec 16 to get a form for this...
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Congratulations

December 12, 2014
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for another win yesterday vs Notre Dame. The Spartans outscored their opponents  6-4 with goals coming from veteran Quinn Wilson with 2, rookie sensation Cole Brown with 1, defence stallions Matt Hunter, Cole Reimer and Jacob Currie each with 1. Assists go to Cole...
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Congratulations

December 11, 2014
DHS would like to congratulate all dancers that performed in last evenings dance exam. They did an absolutely amazing job and performed to a sold out crowd. We couldn't be more proud!
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Special Schedule for December 19, 2014

December 10, 2014
​Listed below are the times for classes on Dec. 19 only as there is an early dismissal that day. Period 1 (section 20)     8:40 -  9:35 Period 2 (section 10)     9:40 - 10:35 Period 3 (section 40    10:40 - 11:35 Period 4 (section 30)   11:40 - 12:35 Lunch                         12:40 -  1:48...
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Ugly Christmas Sweater

December 10, 2014
​Hey students do you have an Ugly Christmas sweater that you don't wear? Well wear it on Dec. 17 because it's Ugly Sweater Day. See all your friends wear their Ugly Sweaters and take a selfie with your firiends. Post it on Instagram. Have some fun on Dec. 17
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Congratulations Girls Hockey Team

December 09, 2014
​Congratulations to the girls hockey team who went undefeated in the York University Invitational. Girls defeated Donald Wilson 4-1 in the final. Goals throughout the tournament came from Sarah Emara, Courtney Correia, Haley Wilson, Avery Mitchell and Amy Purdy. Goaltending from Claire Twyne and Karissa Lee was outstanding. Defenders Blaire Allison,...
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Junior Boys Basketball

December 09, 2014
​The Junior boys Basketball team played a great tournament at the Mother Terresa classic, this past weekend. The boys made it to the consolation finals and came second. Great effort boys.
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New York City

December 09, 2014
Have you always wanted to see the sites in New York City?  Are you interested in fashion, drama, dance, photography? Dunbarton is planning a trip to the big apple in February. See Ms. Hadaway, Ms. Biliniskis, or Ms. M. Gray for additonal information.​
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Attention Graduating Class of 2014

December 09, 2014
​If you want to have a grad write up in the yearbook, the forms will be handed out in homeroom classes and also be available in the front office to anyone with a spare. The completed forms will be collected on THRUSDAY DECEMBER 18th. Don't be late Grads! Fill them out...
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College and University Applications

December 09, 2014
​All graduating students are reminded to have their College and University Appplications completed by this Friday, The DUNBARTON DEADLINE.  There have already been many problems and issues at the College Application Centre and the University Application Centre this year. And because many students applied early, we were able to fix them...
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GOOD NEWS SCIENCE OLYMPICS

December 05, 2014
​The Dunbarton Team participated and won first place (Gold Medal) in the DDSB Science Olympics; Senior competition. Congratulations!
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GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM

December 05, 2014
Congratulations to the girls hockey team who went undefeated in the the York University Invitational. Girls defeated Donald Wilson 4-1 in the final. Goals throughout the tournament came from Sarah Emara, Courtney Correia, Haley Wilson, Avery Mitchell and Amy Purdy. Goaltending from Claire Twyne and Karissa Lee was outstanding. Defenders Blaire...
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Message from our Trustee Chris Braney

November 28, 2014
​Click on the link to read the message from Trustee Chris Braney Trustee Update Dec '14.jpg
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Congratulations

November 26, 2014
Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for an exciting 5-5 shoot win over All saints yesterday. Goals were scored by Veterans Lucas Thomson with 2, Quinn Wilson with 2 and Captain Sam Auer with 1. Assists go to Lucas Thomson with 2, Quinn Wilson with 2, Simon Tasks with 1...
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Attention all Music Students

November 24, 2014
​ Music Sweaters have arrived! Please see one of the music teachers in South Campus to pick up your sweater if you ordered one. Also, if you are sad that you missed out - we will be making a second order, so get a form and your money in within the...
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Outside the Box Education

November 24, 2014
Are you a high school student who would like to attend a high school with no walls, no desks, and no black boards or smart boards? MEI International Academy offers an "outside the box" educational experience in many countries throughout the world. There are scholarships of $10,000 for a full year...
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Congratulations!

November 20, 2014
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for a convincing 5-1 victory yesterday vs Pickering HS. Captain Sam Auer scored 3, Veteran Quinn Wilson with 1 goal and grade nine rookie sensation Cole Brown with 1 goal. Assists go to Lucas Thomson with 2, Kyle Spataro 1 and Quinn Wilson 1....
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Do you want to watch teachers shave their heads?

November 19, 2014
​Something new is coming to DHS! Donate this week and next week in front of the cafeteria and receive a slip to put in a teachers jar - and you'll have the chance to watch them shave their heads! All proceeds go to awareness towards men's health. Donate now!
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University of British Columbia

November 19, 2014
​The University of British Columbia is coming to Toronto this Saturday November 22nd. UBC is hosting an information session at the Toronto Sheraton Centre from 9:30am - 12:30 pm. Students and their families are welcome to come and connect with UBC professionals, current students and recent alumni to learn all about...
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Graduation Photos

November 18, 2014
​All Grad Photos will be taken in the Staff Lounge. To book an appointment please report to the Staff Lounge and the Photographer can help you. Remember to bring $35. for your photo to your appointment. The last day for Grad Photos is November 28th.
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Two New Co-Op Placements Available

November 17, 2014
​The cooperative Education department has two new placements next semester at the Toronto Zoo that should interest any students interested in science, zoology, conservation biology, community engagement and nutrition. FIRST Do you like to cook? How would you like to help cook for the grizzly bears, otters and many other animals....
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University Application Seminar date Changes

November 17, 2014
​If you are a graduating student who has applied for the university application seminar, please be aware that we have had to change the university dates and times. You need to check the lists across from the Guidance Office to see which date and time you have been given. We apologize...
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Future Leader's Symposium

November 12, 2014
​DBEN with the support of the DDSB is hosting its second Future Leader's Symposium for students and their families. The focus of the evening is to advance proactive leadership and achievement for students of the Black diaspora across the region. This year, our keynote presenter will be Dr. Ivan Joseph, Director...
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Mid-Term Report Cards

November 11, 2014
​ Please be advised that Mid-Term report cards were distributed today during the homeroom period.
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DBHS Wellness Centre Dietitian

November 11, 2014
​Have questions about healthy eating, healthy weight, Vegetarian diet, or anything about nutrition and food? Don't forget dietitians are your best source for food and nutrition information you can trust. The good news is that there is Dietitian is now here on every 4th Tuesday of the month at the Dunbarton...
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Science Co-Op Placement

November 10, 2014
The Cooperative Education department is looking for an ambitious science student who is interested in getting some university lab experience to fill an afternoon placement at the University of Toronto Scarborough as an assistant in an evolutionary biology lab.  If you are reliable, hardworking, interested in biology and able to work...
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GRAD Photo's

November 10, 2014
​Grad photos will be taken of all graduating students starting on MONDAY NOVEMBER 17TH, 2014. These photos are being done by appointment only. Please come to the MAIN OFFICE during your lunch or spare to set up a time for your sitting. This also includes students who do not wish to...
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Nashville and Memphis Trip

November 06, 2014
A​ttention students interested in travelling to Nashville and Memphis with the music department in the spring. Today you should receive a package in homeroom with forms for the trip. If you did not receive a package and would like one, see a music teacher in South campus today, November 6 to...
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ATTENTION POTENTIAL GRADE 12 GRADS

November 05, 2014
The University and College Application Seminar Dates have been posted across from the Guidance Office. Check the lists very carefully to see if your name is there. Do not add or change any names on the lists. This must be done through the Guidance Office. All seminars are taking place in...
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Seussical The Musical

November 04, 2014
Plan a fun night out and come enjoy Dunbarton High School's musical presentation titled "Seussical The Musical". This years musical will be performed on November 27, 28 and 29 as well as December 4, 5 and 6. Please see the following poster for all details so that you don't miss this sensational production.   ​ Kiana-Suesical-The-Musical...
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Graduating Grade 12's

November 04, 2014
​All grade 12's who are graduating in June should have already signed up for the University and/or college Application seminars. These seminars begin taking place on November 24th and run to November 28th. If you have not signed up, the forms are located at the front desk in Guidance. Time slots...
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Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country Runners!

November 04, 2014
​Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country Runners who braved the cold and competed at OFSAA this past weekend in Waterloo! Top place finishers include: Courtney Correia, Cole Brown DHS Midget Boys Team in 23rd (Cole Brown, Andrew Fryer, Naveen Maharaj, Alexander Newell, Michael Pavlides, Daniel Bianca) DHS Junior Boys Team in...
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Congratulations Girls Tennis

October 31, 2014
Dunbarton would like to congratulate all the girls that participated on the tennis team this year as they won both the Junior and Senior girls LOSSA title. 5 members from the Seniors team will now advance to the OFSSA finals in June. Well done girls..​
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Congratulations to Jr & Sr Boys Rugby

October 30, 2014
​Congratulations to the Junior and Senior boys 7 aside rugby teams. Both teams won bronze at the LOSSA championship yesterday. Congratulations boys on an excellent season and your commitment and hard work!
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University/College Information Night

October 28, 2014
​All graduating students should have now signed up for the University/College Information Night at Dunbarton on Thursday, October 30th. You will be receiving your selection slips in homeroom on Thursday morning.Aall grads must attend this mandatory event. Remind your parents if you have signed them up as well. Arrive early at...
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LGBTQ Families Engaged Session

October 27, 2014
Please note that the date for this session has been revised to Tuesday, November 11, 2014   ​ LGBTQ Families Engaged Poster.pdf
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Spirit Wear

October 27, 2014
Attention DHS, show off your school spirit by buying some sweet Dunbarton Spiritwear. On sale this year are customizable hoodies, sweatpants with pockets, athletic shorts, t-shirts and more. You can pick up and drop off your order forms outside the west gym at lunch.​
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Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country Runners

October 27, 2014
​Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country runners for their incredible performance at LOSSA finals last week! Top place finishers include: Brooke Pearson, Alex Newell, Stephen Pim, Natalia Savor, Alexandra Vragovic, Mitchell Chase, Naveen Maharaj in 5th, Alanzo Ryan in 5th, Liam Quartermain 4th, Courtney Correia in 4th, Cole Brown in 3rd...
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Attention all students interested in FILM!

October 23, 2014
There is a field trip to the Bloor Cinema to see "Children 404" & the Stanley Kubrick exhibit in downtown Toronto on Dec. 10th. If you are interested in attending, please see Ms. Brown in South Campus for permission forms."
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Regional SCC Meeting

October 21, 2014
This evening program is an invitation for School Administrators to accompany their SCC Chairs and Co-chairs and is also for both experienced and new SCC Members. We encourage all SCC members to attend this session, especially those in a Treasurer position who are directly involved with SCC funds. Regional SCC Meeting...
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Volunteers Required

October 21, 2014
​The Guidance Office is looking for 10 volunteers to help out with DHS's Parent Teacher Night this Thursday. Students will need to be available from 12:30 to 3:30 for the afternoon sessions, and then from 5:30 to 8:30 for the evening sessions. If you are interested, please see us in the...
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Breakfast Club

October 20, 2014
Breakfast club is open Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 407 between 8:10 and 8:25 am. Come have a quick breakfast before class. Bagels, fruit, juice and yogurt!! Do not attend class hungry!
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Yearbook Sales

October 20, 2014
​Hey Dunbarton - Didn't buy a yearbook as part of the full package deal? Well now is your chance to order your 2014/2015 yearbook! Yearbooks will be on sale all week in the front foyer before school and in front of the cafeteria at lunch all week. Cost is $50.. Hurry...
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Community Service Hours

October 16, 2014
​ Do you like to work hard outdoors, even in the rain? If this is you, and you need some community service hours, meet today after school in the outdoor classroom to help the Dunbarton environment council plant six more native trees on campus. We need people to dig holes, move...
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Wellness Centre

October 15, 2014
​ Feeling unwell? Questions about birth control or STI testing? Concerns about mental health? Come down to the Dunbarton Wellness Centre and see a Nurse Practitioner. Wednesdays at Dunbarton south campus a nurse practitioner is available to assist with all your health needs from 10-3. Walk in or booked appointments available...
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Nashville and Memphis Trip

October 15, 2014
​This is a very important reminder to all music students regarding our trip to NASHVILLE and MEMPHIS! Please hand in your interest forms ASAP to the music office!  If you don't have a package please come and see a music teacher.
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Thanks from St. Paul's on-the-Hill

October 15, 2014
​On behalf of St. Paul's on-the-Hill and The Salvation Army the Dunbarton Peace Project would like to thank all of those who contributed to the schools food and clothing drive. In Pickering about 9,000 people are unfortunate enough that they can't afford to have a meal on their table for Thanksgiving;...
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Mars - A Magnetic History Seminar

October 10, 2014
​ The SciTech Talk series provides an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in Science. The event is free, and are open to the public. Each talk will start at 7:00 pm, and will consist of an opening act, a one hour presentation followed by a question and answer period. All presentations...
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Portfolio Preparation

October 09, 2014
​ Do you need a visual portfolio to get into College or University? The Visual Arts Department is hosting an information session about preparing a portfolio for college or university admissions. Grade 11 and 12s that are interested should meet Friday, October 10, right at the beginning of lunch in Ms....
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Grade 12 Guidance

October 09, 2014
The Grade 12 Guidance visits are coming to an end today. If you are a grade 12 student who has a grade 11 homeroom, or if you are a grade 12 student with a Week One Period 01 spare, you need to come to the back of Guidance today at 12:15...
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Bus Cancellations During Inclement Weather

October 07, 2014
Durham Student Transportation Services announced in Spring 2014 that it was updating weather cancellations for Fall 2014. In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS has introduced weather zones. DSTS encourages you to review the new zones on our website at www.dsts.on.ca. The four zones are as follows: Zone...
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The Canadian Armed Forces

October 03, 2014
The CAF is holding an information night on Subsidized Education for University/Colleges within the Canadian Armed Forces on Wednesday November 5th, 2014, from 7:30 - 8:30 at the CAF Recruiting Detachment in Oshawa, located at the Midtown Mall Shopping Centre. Please RSVP by October 31 to confirm your attendance. Contact Captain...
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TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

October 03, 2014
If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD scholarship, worth up to $70,000. Applications are available in Guidance. Applications are due November 28th. Go to www.td.com/scholarship for more information.      
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Islamic History Month

October 02, 2014
October is Islamic History Month. Please click on the links below for additional information   ​ Islamic History Month Poster 2.pdf Islamic History Month Information Sheet.pdf
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Loran Scholarship

September 30, 2014
​ This is a reminder to those students who wish to be sponsored for the Loran Scholarship and the U of T National Book Award. If you wish to be sponsored by Dunbarton High School, your applications must be into the Guidance Office before the Thanksgiving long weekend.  
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Scholarship Meeting

September 30, 2014
If you are a graduating student who has signed up for Thursday's Scholarship Meeting, please note you will be receiving your sign out slips in your homeroom class on Thursday morning. You will need to present your sign out slip to your period 04 teacher on Thursday afternoon. You must then...
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The Horatio Alger Scholarship

September 30, 2014
The Horatio Alger Association provides scholarships for students who are in financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are valued at $5,000 each. Students must apply by October 25th. Go to www.horatioalger.ca to get your online application.
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School Community Council Meeting - Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014
​School Community Council (SCC) Meeting - September 25, 2014 A reminder to all Dunbarton High School parents and guardians that our first SCC meeting of the year will be taking place on September 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm in our Library.  Elections will be held at this meeting, so please plan...
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SAT Preparation Course

September 24, 2014
If you are a student who was planning to attend university/college in the United States, you should be attending the SAT Preparation Course being at Sinclair Secondary School. There will be 6 possible evenings when you can write the prep test, the Thursdays of October 16, 23, and 30 as well...
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Canadian Cancer Society Pink Ribbon Campaign

September 24, 2014
Are you interested in volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Pink Ribbon Campaign is looking for volunteers to fundraise at 4 locations across Durham Region on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th. To book a volunteer shift, go to www.myccsschedule.ca and choose a location.
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Volunteer Opportunities

September 22, 2014
Are you a student who needs to start or complete your community service hours? The City Of Pickering is looking for fun-lovers, joy-spreaders, gardeners, cooks, thinkers, tinkers, and those who love books. There are a number of opportunites coming up, from the City's Halloween Harvest on October 26th all the way...
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Mentorship Program

September 22, 2014
Are you interested in making a difference in someone's life? Dunbarton's mentorship program is looking for mentors. Mentors spend every other Friday at lunch spending time with students in need. If you want to be a mentor, please see Hunter Palmer in the SAC office or Ms. Nelson in the English...
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Sound Volunteers

September 22, 2014
​Are you interested in sound? Are you wanting to get involved in the school? We are lookng for students who are interested in volunteering for Dunbarton to make the sound happen! If you are interested, please see Ms. Nelson in the English Office.
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Scent Policy

September 19, 2014
Students are reminded that Dunbarton has a scent policy and please refrain from spraying scents inside the hallway.
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Student Tutors

September 19, 2014
If you are a senior student who is interested in tutoring a fellow student, come to the Guidance Office and pick up a parent permission form. Some will tutor for the money. Some will tutor for community service hours. It is up to you. All tutoring must take place here at...
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Certified LifeGuards

September 18, 2014
​Attention all certified lifeguards. If you are interested in lifeguarding for the Phys. Ed classes this year, please bring all of your certifications to the Phys. Ed office ASAP. There will be an orientation for all guards Thursday, Sept. 25th at 3:00. Please see Mr. Calmeira or Mrs. Campbell for details....
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Student Planning on attending University next year.

September 18, 2014
​ This is a reminder to all graduating grade 12 students who plan on attending university next year. All of Ontario's 21 universities will have representatives at the Metro Convention Centre this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the University Fair. Admission is FREE. Times are posted on the website. Please...
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DHS - Greenest School in Canada

September 16, 2014
​ Dunbarton has been name the Greenest School in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council! This is amazing news! Please check out the news release at: http://www.cagbc.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=News_and_Media_Room&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&Contentid=17055   The Environmental Club should be congratulated on all their efforts which has led to our school being recognized with this award....
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Student Accident Insurance

September 16, 2014
​ STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE   Parents and Guardians, please be aware that the Durham District School Board does NOT provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries. Families should recognize that there is always a potential risk of injury with field trips, sports and other student activities both on and off school grounds....
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2015 U of T National Book Award and Scholarship Program

September 15, 2014
​Information on the U of T National Book Award and Scholarship Program is available in the Guidance Office at this time. The deadline for the submission of the application is November 7th, 2014. You must be nominated by Dunbarton High School.
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Volunteer Hours

September 12, 2014
​Guidance is looking for serious students who are looking to add to or start their community service hours. We require students over the next week to help at lunch or after school. Please see Ms. Mohorovic or Mr. Hancock in the Guidance Office if you are interested.
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SAC Card

September 10, 2014
​HEY SPARTANS! Do you want to be a part of clubs, councils and teams? In order to participate in these amazing activities, you need to purchase an SAC card for only $35. Get it while it's cheap! Prices go up to $40 after September. They will be sold outside the West...
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Attention All Graduating Students

September 10, 2014
​The information for the Loran Scholarships is available online. About Loran Scholars Every year, we grant more than 100 university scholarships (including 30 Loran Awards) to young Canadians who show exemplary character, service and leadership potential. Each Loran Scholar receives a scholarship valued at up to $100,000 over four years, including...
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Student Safety

September 04, 2014
For the safety of our students, parents are reminded to drop off their children at the west or south parking lot. The front driveway is for buses only.


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2013-2014 Report Cards

September 03, 2014
​Report Cards from the end of June will be available for pick up during the second week of school in the main office.
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School Bus Transportation News

May 30, 2014
​IMPORTANT UPDATE: Durham Student Transportation Services is introducing weather zones for inclement weather cancellations. Please be sure to visit their website, www.dsts.on,ca for additional information. The new inclement weather zones will begin Fall 2014. ...
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The Big Reveal.....GUATEMALA

May 26, 2014
The destination for next year's comunity service trip has been announced. Next year's destination is Guatemala. There will be a meeting Tuesday for all interested students. Permission forms and information are available outside the history office if you cannot make the meeting.​
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DHS Tanzania Trip Video

May 20, 2014
Click on the link below to view a video of DHS's trip to Tanzanzia. The video was created by Amy Gerditschke.   DHS Tanzania Trip Video
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SAC Member Applications

April 24, 2014
​SAC member application forms are at the main office. If you are interested in running many events, please fill out an application and return it to Ms. Nelson in the English office by Wednesday, April 30.
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In Honour of Nelson Mandela

March 31, 2014
​The ballots have been counted and you have selected the Black Cherry  as the best tree to represent Nelson Mandela. The Black Cherry is representative of the "Ability to Provide". There will be announcements in April about planting this and other trees on campus.
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French Immersion is Coming!

March 28, 2014
​Grade 9 French Immersion is coming to Dunbarton High School - September 2014. Contact our Guidance department to REGISTER.
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Youth in Policing

March 26, 2014
​For those students who are thinking about a career in Policing, the Durham Regional Police are offering this program to provide an educational summer working experience for students across the region. Over the course of 8 weeks, you will participate in educational and community activities related to policing and community leadership....
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In Honour of Nelson Mandela

March 26, 2014
​The Environmental Council will be planting a tree this spring in honour of Nelson Mandela and is asking student input on the type of tree. There are four possible trees, each of which has characteristics symbolic of Mr. Mandela. The choices are: Ironwood - strength, White Spruce - long life, Balsam...
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French Immersion is Coming to DHS!

February 07, 2014
The Pickering elementary and secondary French Immersion boundary revisions were approved by the Durham District School Board on Monday January 20, 2014 and will be effective for September 2014.  This is very exciting news for Dunbarton High School.  Effective September 2014 Dunbarton High School will become a dual track English and...
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Message from Trustee Chris Braney

January 09, 2014
Click below to read the message from Trustee Chris Braney TrusteeUpdateJan2014.pdf  
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​Welcome to Our New Website

July 29, 2013
​This is the new face of our school website. Please take some time to explore the menu at the top.

Announcement Archive

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School Council First Meeting

September 20, 2018
​ School Council First Meeting  – Wed. Oct. 3 rd – 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Municipal/School Trustee Elections 2018

September 18, 2018
​Municipal/School Trustee Elections 2018. Click for more info. Municipal.School Trustee Elections - 2018.pdf    
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Greetings from Chris Braney School Trustee letter.

September 04, 2018
​Greetings from Chris Braney School Trustee letter. Greetings From Chris Braney School Trustee.pdf
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SPARTAN START UP

August 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 4 th is Grade 9 Day.  Only grade 9 students and their parents are required to attend school on September 4 th .  There will be a full day of activities and classes scheduled for Grade 9 students.  Grade 9 students and their parents are asked to meet in...
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TIMETABLE CHANGES

August 20, 2018
Semester 1 Timetable Changes – Booking appointments ONLINE - Starts on August 23rd, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
Dear Parents and Guardians of Dunbarton High School, We will be holding Semester 1 timetable appointments at the school on specific grade level days this   Fall 2018 . See schedule below: Grade 12...
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Chromebook Student Summer Reminder for additional information regarding the care and maintenance of these devices.

June 19, 2018
​Chromebook Student Summer Reminder for additional information regarding the care and maintenance of these devices.   Chromebook Student Summer Reminder.pdf
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Summer School Registration Now Open.

May 30, 2018
​Summer School Registration Now Open. Go To www.dce.ca for registration and additional information.  
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Carnival will be held on Monday June 4th from 11:30 AM to the end of the school day, in the field between South and North

May 29, 2018
​Carnival will be held on Monday June 4th from 11:30 AM to the end of the school  day, in the field between South and North
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EQAO Grade 9 Math Test June 12 and 13th

May 28, 2018
​ EQAO Grade 9 Math Test June 12 and 13 th
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Art Show June 7th at 7 to 9 PM and June 8th at 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the East Gym

May 28, 2018
​ Art Show June 7 th at 7 to 9 PM and June 8 th at 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the East Gym  
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Jazz Night in the East Gym, June 1st, 7:00 PM start time

May 28, 2018
​ Jazz Night in the East Gym, June 1 st , 7:00 PM start time
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Grade 12 Graduation June 27th at 12:30 PM, Please click this PDF for additional information

May 28, 2018
​ Grade 12 Graduation June 27 th at 12:30 PM, Please click this PDF for additional information DHS GR 12 Graduation Information.pdf
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Exit Survey For Grade 12 Students. Please take the time to Complete.

May 25, 2018
​Exit Survey For Grade 12 Students.  Click Here: Exit Survey
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“Please note that the June Exam Schedule is now available"

May 23, 2018
Please note that the June Exam Schedule is now available. Please take a moment to review the schedule. EXAM SCHEDULE AT DHS June 2018 (002).pdf
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City of Pickering's Environment Award Winner - David Gordon, Teacher, DHS

April 30, 2018
​ This is such a great honour for David and so well deserved, and although he is a little shy of the spotlight, he is fine with me sharing this with you and the DDSB. Please see the attachment below. DOC043018-04302018092938.pdf
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Once again Dunbarton is holding a spring Native Plant Sale.

April 12, 2018
Once again Dunbarton is holding a spring Native Plant Sale.   Just in time for Mothers day, get some locally produced pollinator friendly perennials for your garden. Full sun, part sun and shade kids available. Order deadline is May 1.  See attached order form.   DHS Pollinator Plant Sale Order Form 2018.pdf...
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Bachelor Degrees by Colleges Presentation for all Grade 11 Students

March 21, 2018
​The Guidance Department is organizing an "Bachelor Degrees by Colleges" Presentation for all grade 11 students and their teachers on Tuesday March 27 th , 2018 at 10:00 AM . This one hour mandatory presentation is designed to inform students about Bachelor Degree Programs in Ontario College system.
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Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday, March 22nd , 2018.

March 05, 2018
​ Parent Teacher Interviews Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, March 22 nd , 2018 .  There will be two sessions: 
from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. 
Sessions will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria . ...
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The Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be held this year on Tuesday, April 10.

February 20, 2018
​Passing the Literacy Test is a requirement to graduate. To help make sure students are successful, Dunbarton HS is offering a free literacy prep program. This program will be an excellent opportunity for students to review and consolidate their literacy skills prior to the test. Sessions will be held on Tuesday...
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Student Safety!

February 01, 2018
​"Students are reminded that when crossing the street, particularly very busy streets such as Whites Road, that everyone must take every precaution to look after their own safety and the safety of motorists.  Therefore students must use appropriate pathways, when crossing the street, such as cross walks or traffic light intersections. ...
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Exam Schedule Download

January 11, 2018
​Click Here to down load the Exam Schedule! EXAM SCHEDULE AT DHS January 2018.pdf
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Semester 2 Timetable Changes – Booking appointments ONLINE

January 08, 2018
​ Semester 2 Timetable Changes – Booking appointments ONLINE Dear Parents and Guardians of Dunbarton High School,   We will be holding Semester 2 timetable appointments at the school on specific grade level days this January 2018. See schedule below: Grade 12 - January 15                                     Grade 10 - January...
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Waterloo Math Contests

December 18, 2017
The Math Department is gearing up for the annual Waterloo Math Contests, taking place on: February 27, 2018       - for Grades 9 (Pascal), 10 (Cayley) and 11 (Fermat) April 11, 2018              - for Grade 12 (Euclid) Register now, either through your math teacher or, if you don't have math...
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Grade 12 University Physics Extra Help

December 14, 2017
​ Grade 12 University Physics Extra Help sessions are now running every day at lunch starting at 11:30 AM in the library classroom for the remainder of the semester.  Students taking the Grade 12 Physics class are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.
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Potential Nuclear Evacuation Exercise

December 06, 2017
​ Ontario Power Generation’s Pickering Nuclear Generating Station is participating in a large-scale emergency exercise on December 6th and 7th, 2017. The exercise will test how the response plans of multiple organizations work together in the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency. More than 30 organizations are participating at the local,...
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School Climate Survey for Parents/Guardians 2017-2018

November 16, 2017
School Climate Survey Click Here   Durham District School Board is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment for all students in the Durham Region. Please fill out the survey .   
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Letter From DSTS

November 10, 2017
​Important information from Durham Student Transportations Services.  Please click on the link below DSTS Parent Strike Letter_Nov17.pdf
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University / College Fair

October 18, 2017
​Dunbarton will be hosting a University / College Fair on October 24.  Please click the link below for more details as well as a list of schools attending the Fair. University and College Fair.pdf
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Dunbarton North

October 18, 2017
​Summer Co-op in Churchill, Manitoba.  Click on the link below to find out more information. Churchill Flyer 2 Oct 2017.pdf
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Grade 9 Orientation Day - Tuesday, Sept. 5th, 2017

August 15, 2017
​Tuesday, September 5th is Grade 9 Orientation Day. Only Grade 9 students and their parents are to attend school on Tuesday, Sept. 5th.  Regular classes, including all Grades 9 - 12, will begin on Wednesday, September 6th,  2017.  Grade 9 Orientation Day schedule and Spartan Package Deal for website.pdf
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Definitely Durham 2017

June 02, 2017
​The Durham District School board is now accepting nominations for its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony which celebrates and showcases the success of outstanding former DDSB students.  Please click  Definitely-Durham-2017.pdf for more information. Nominations should be submitted by Thursday, July 6, 2017.  
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Exam Schedule

June 01, 2017
​Click the link below to view the second semester's exam schedule. Exam Schedule June 2017V5.pdf
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Durham Caribbean Festival

May 17, 2017
​Festival will take place on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  Detailed information available on the accompanying PDF flyer.
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Congratulations Badminton Team

May 03, 2017
​ On Thursday, April 27th, the Dunbarton Badminton Club placed second overall in Junior LOSSA badminton.  Holly Gibson and Stephanie Thieu were awarded 1st place in the Junior Girls' Doubles competition, while Megan Yiu placed 2nd in the Junior Girls' Singles division.  Congratulations to the entire Dunbarton Badminton Club for a great season!
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SPRING CONCERT - Thursday, May 11

May 03, 2017
Music Department's Spring Concert - All extra-curricular bands and choirs will be performing. Location: South Campus Music Theatre Date: Thursday, May 11, Time: 7:00, $5/person, pay at the door.
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Carnival

May 01, 2017
​The carnival is on May 25th from 11-3 p.m. and is $7 for buyout and $10 for an all access pass. Carnival video
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OSSLT Test Schedule

March 21, 2017
​Please click the link below for detailed information about the schedule that will be in place on March 30, 2017 for the OSSLT. OSSLT Test Schedule - March 30th.pdf
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Southern Ontario Jazz Band Festival

March 02, 2017
On Friday February 24th we took 3 Ensembles to the Southern Ontario Jazz Band Festival. All three groups had a fantastic performance! Both the Junior Jazz band and the Jazz Combo were awarded Silver awards and the Senior Jazz Band was awarded a Gold award. Additionally, all three groups were honoured...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS - Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

March 01, 2017
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, March 23 rd , 2017 .  There will be two sessions: 
from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening.  They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria.  Parents must ensure they have...
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WHITE PINE LAUNCH - Feb. 22, 2017

February 15, 2017
Wednesday, February 22nd is the White Pine Launch Party, in the library, at lunch.  We have space for the first 100 students.  Students will receive treats and have a chance to win a prize as well as having the pleasure of hearing 10 of our finest teachers convince them which of this year's White Pine...
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Supporting Students After a Critical School Incident

February 14, 2017
​There will be a meeting at Dunbarton on February 16 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  Click on the following link for more information.  School Meeting for Parents_Guardians2.pdf
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Special Education Community Information Sessions

January 23, 2017
​There will be several special education community information sessions with opportunity for conversations.  Click here for more information:  Community Information Flyer3.pdf
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LIBRARY BOOKS DUE

January 18, 2017
​All library books are now due. Circulation will resume second semester. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Information Session - Grade 8 Parents - Jan. 25, 2018

January 17, 2017
January 25, 2018 Dunbarton High School presents an information session for parents of grade 8 students on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 pm in the East Gym.   
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EQAO

January 17, 2017
As a result of school bus cancellations in All Zones for today, January 17, Dunbarton is postponing the Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics until Wednesday, January 18th and Thursday, January 19th. ​
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Regional SCC - January 20, 2017

January 13, 2017
​For information about the upcoming Regional SCC, please click on the following link.  Regional SCC flyer Jan 24-17 (003).pdf
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Final Exam Schedule

December 23, 2016
​Semester 1 final exams will be held from January 24 - 31.  The exam schedule can be found by clicking the following link.  EXAM Schedule January 2017L.xlsx
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Grad Photo Retakes

December 23, 2016
​Graduation photo retakes will take place on January 19, 2017 in the staff room.  A sign up schedule for appointment times will be available in the main office on January 10, 2017.
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Timetable Changes Semester 2, 2017

December 21, 2016
​ **Opens Tuesday January, 10th @ 6 PM and closes January 12 th , @ midnight. Timetable change appointments will be held: Grade 12's - January. 13th Grade 11's – January, 16th Grade 10's – January, 18th Grade 9's – January, 19th Instructions on how to book appointments can be found here. ...
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Alternative Schedule - Friday, Dec. 23rd

December 16, 2016
​Please find details on the alternative schedule for Friday, December 23rd, and our Holiday Assembly prior to dismissal at 2:48 p.m.    Christmas Assembly.pdf 

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Durham Integrated Arts Camp (DIAC) 2017

December 13, 2016
Please click on the link DIAC Application FLYER.pdf for information on registration for DIAC 2017.  Students can start to register now for DIAC, and registration is open until February 10th or until the first 400 students sign up! ​ 
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Transition Information Night - January 26, 2017

December 06, 2016
​Attached please find a flyer for the DDSB Transition Information Night (Elementary to Secondary transitions for students with special education needs), which will be held on January 26th, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Ed Centre Boardroom.
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SANTA CAUSE

December 01, 2016
It's time once again for Dunbarton's annual festive fundraiser.  Click below to find out more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyGie1ptZ8I
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Mr. Gordon's Trip to Churchill

November 21, 2016
Given the opportunity to conduct educational research on the impact of climate change, Mr. Gordon travelled to Churchill, Manitoba in November.  Click on the link below to read about his trip. Churchill Newsletter article.pdf
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Weather Zones

November 11, 2016
​Click on the link below for Information for Weather Cancellations and details of the weather zones.  WEATHER ZONES.PDF
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OSSLT Information Update from EQAO

November 09, 2016
​Please click the link below to read a letter from EQAO regarding the October 20 online OSSLT. Letter - Students and Parents.pdf
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OSSLT - Thursday, Oct. 20th

October 19, 2016
On October 20th , all eligible students will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students with last names that begin with A-L will be writing Test #1. All students with an IEP will be also be writing in the first test session. Test #1 begins at 8:40 am...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

October 06, 2016
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria. Parents must ensure they have the names...
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October 20 OSSLT Test Schedule

October 05, 2016
​All students who are eligible to write the OSSLT will attend school on October 20.  Click here for more information. October 20th OSSLT Test Schedule Web.pdf
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Important OSSLT Information

September 28, 2016
​There will be an early opportunity to write the OSSLT online.  Click here for more information. Online OSSLT Trial Bulletin.pdf
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Mitchell Chase Rio results!

September 14, 2016
A huge congratulations to former Dunbarton student Mitchell Chase, who competed in the 1500m (T38) and finished a solid 4th at the Paralympics in Rio, with a time of 4.28.44 (posting a season-best time)!! Mitchell is one of the youngest (if not the youngest) competitors, and has a bright future in his sport.
Results: https://www.rio2016.com/en/paralympics/athletics-men-s-1500m-t38-final...
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LGBTQ Families

September 09, 2016
Please click on the link below for details. ​ LGBTQ families October 2016.pdf
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ATTENTION - ALL BOYS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

September 09, 2016
​There will be a tryout for all grade 9s, 10s, 11s and 12s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week at 3pm in the West gym.  Any questions please see Mr. Schultz in the Phys Ed office.
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Yearbook Package

September 08, 2016
​Hey there Dunbarton! Guess what? The full package deal, which includes the yearbook, a Spartan t-shirt, pictures taken of you by a professional photographer, and a student activity card will be sold on Tuesday, September 13th for only $95. Come by the east gym on picture day to purchase your very...
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Cross Country Team

September 07, 2016
​All students interested in joining the cross country team to race or for fitness are invited to a meeting Thursday at the beginning of lunch in room 317. The first team practice will take place as well Thursday meeting at the pool doors at 3pm. See Mr. Orschel in physed for...
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Boys Seven Aside Rugby

September 07, 2016
​Attention all grade 10, 11 and 12 boys: Are you interested in playing the fastest, coolest sport in the world? Boys Seven a side rugby begins next week. Dunbarton Boys are the reigning LOSSA and Ontario Champions at Senior Level, and the LOSSA Champions and Ontario Silver medalists at Junior Level....
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Girls Field Hockey

September 07, 2016
​Attention all girls interested in playing field hockey. Tryouts begin Thursday after school and continue Monday after school. Please meet in the west gym and then we will go out to the tennis court. No experience is necessary and Grade 9's are encouraged to come out!
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Construction Adjacent to Dunfair Avenue

September 07, 2016
​Attention all staff & students, there is currently heavy construction taking place in the lot adjacent to Dunfair Avenue. We understand that some students congregate in this area throughout the day. Please do not congregate or utilize this area as a thoroughfare until further notice. The heavy machinery & construction activity...
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TIMETABLE CHANGES 2016-2017 **Opens Wed., Aug. 24th @ Noon**

August 23, 2016
Timetable change appointments will be held from September 6th to September 15th. Grade 12's - Sept. 8th and 13th Grade 11's - Sept. 9th and 15th Grade 10's - Sept. 12th and 14th Grade 9's - Sept. 6th and 7th Instructions on how to book appointments can be found here.  Click ...
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AVAILABLE NOW! Easy Payment Process for Parents

June 21, 2016
​Please click on the link below for information regarding our new "School Cash Online". The process is designed to ensure that parents have a safe and easy method to cover their childs school expenses. School cash online info.pdf
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SUMMER SCHOOL

June 21, 2016
​ If you are interested in attending summer school, go to www.dce.ca  for all the information.  Students are reminded to print off a copy of their summer school registration and bring it to the Guidance Office. 
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - NEXT YEAR'S TIMETABLE

June 20, 2016
​TENTATIVE TIMETABLES for 2016-2017 have been distributed in homeroom today. Please note that some timetables may be incomplete, but these issues will be resolved before the start of the new school year. Timetables are NOT FINALIZED and changes may occur over the summer. Any student-initiated timetable change request will be addressed...
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CONGRATULATIONS

June 13, 2016
Congratulations to the winning teams of the Durham Secondary Science Olympics:   The Junior silver medalists are Johanna Gibson, Max Hatzinikou and Raegan Davis. The Senior gold medalists are Shanthosh Pushparajah, Unza Mumtaz and Silvi Raud.  Well done! Science competition winners 4.jpg Science competition winners 2.jpg  
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GRADUATION INFORMATION

June 09, 2016
Dunbarton High School graduation is taking place on June 28th, 2016 @ UOIT at 12:30.  Please click on the following attachments to view information regarding time, location and general information pertaining to the Graduation Ceremony. Grad Letter 2016 invitation.pdf GraduationChecklist.pdf oshawa_map.pdf
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Landscape & Horticulture Competition Winners

June 08, 2016
​Tylar Verbancic and Adam Del Zotto competed in the Landscape and Horticulture team of two competition at Skills Ontario in Waterloo. Their were 9 teams representing various School boards across Ontario. Tylar and Adam did an amazing job finishing with the silver medal. Well done! Landscape and Horticulture medal winners.jpg...
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FRENCHMAN'S BAY P.S. IS LOOKING FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEERS

June 08, 2016
​Why not be a student volunteer at Frenchman Bay P.S. for their annual BBQ on Wednesday, June 15. Volunteers are asked to be available from 5:00 - 9:00. Jobs may include set up, ticket sales, food running, game organizers and take down. You would earn 4 volunteer hours. Please see Ms. Cairns...
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TWO IMPORTANT CHANGES ON 2016-2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR

June 07, 2016
Durham District School Board 2016-2017 School Year Calendars Two Important Changes Highlighted for Families   May 19, 2016 The Durham District School Board's (DDSB) upcoming 2016-2017 school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools has been approved by the Ministry of Education. The 2016-2017 school year will begin for schools on...
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Missed the Grad Social???

June 07, 2016
​Any grade 12 graduating student who missed the Grad Social on Friday and did not receive their Graduation Information Package, you are to come to Guidance AFTER SCHOOL to fill out your grad cards and receive your package.
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Community Voice Sessions

June 02, 2016
DDSB Diversity Initiative-Student Focus Group-June 1, 7:30pm - Donald A. Wilson S.S.
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DUNBARTON HIGH SCHOOL EXAM PROTOCOL - JUNE 2016

May 30, 2016
Attention:  All students, parents and guardians, please read the following information to ensure that you are aware of the adjustment to Dunbarton's Daily Schedule during the exam period. 1. Students will not be allowed to go to their lockers after writing their exams.  Students are expected to bring all of their...
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June 2016 Exam Schedule

May 25, 2016
Please click below for Exam Schedule. June 2016
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GRADE 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS

May 09, 2016
​This is an important reminder for all grade 12 graduating students who have applied to university and college. Please check your OUAC students file or your OCAS student file to make sure the mid-term marks and courses are correct in your personal file. If there are any issues, see Mr. Hancock...
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FORT McMURRAY, ALBERTA

May 09, 2016
​On Sunday, May 1st, a forest fire started near Fort McMurray, Alberta, but did not spread to the city until the following day. It has destroyed at least 1,010 square kilometers. A blaze of that size in the GTA would spread from Pickering to Oakville and as far north as the...
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MONEY TALKS: OSAP & FINANCIAL AID SEMINAR

May 09, 2016
​Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 pm Durham All are welcome at attend this free information session, including those students planning to attend institutions other than Trent University. The presentation is geared towards all students who are planning to attend university or college next year and will cover OSAP and the Financial...
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VOLUNTEER OF DISTINCTION AWARD CRITERIA

May 06, 2016
Please click on the link before for more information. Volunteer of Distinction Criteria.pdf
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CONGRATULATIONS

May 06, 2016
​Congratulations to Tylar Verbancic and Adam DelZotto for winning the Silver Medal in the Team of 2 Horticulture and Landscape contest at the Ontario Skills Competition in Waterloo.  Well done!
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ATTENTION WHITE PINE READERS

May 04, 2016
​Permission forms are now available for our trip to Harbourfront on May 17th. Be part of the big provincial celebration of White Pine. Be there when the envelope is opened on stage and the 2016 winner is announced. Meet the authors, attend workshops, enjoy the water-front! Pick up your forms today...
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HEY DUNBARTON HAVE YOU SEEN SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING GOOD?

May 02, 2016
​Did they hold the door for you? Did they buy you lunch when you forgot yours at home? Or did they help you out with a math problem you couldn't understand in class? If you see anybody performing a Random Act of Kindness, nominate them to be recognized for their actions....
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IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR GRADE 12 GRADUATES APPLING TO COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

April 29, 2016
​This is an important reminder for all grade 12 graduating students who have applied to University and College. Please check your OUAC student file or your OCAS student file to make sure the mid-term marks and courses are correct in your personal file. If there are any issues, see Mr. Hancock...
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Ready? Set? High School

April 28, 2016
​This evening welcomes parents and students of all grades and especially those who are in grades 7 and 8 as they transition to high school.  This workshop is being held on May 12, 2016.  Please click on the link below for more details. ready set high school poster.pdf
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LEADERSHIP CAMP REUNION

April 27, 2016
The leadership camp reunion is being held on Friday, May 6th. Please click on the link below for details of this fun filled evening. Reunion Flyer.pdf
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HOT DOCS TRIP

April 27, 2016
​Attention all students who have handed in their new permission form for the Hot Docs trip! Don't forget that the bus will leave promptly at 8:30 am on Monday, May 2nd. Please meet at the front doors of North Campus at 8:20 for attendance. Don't be late or we will leave without...
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POETRY SLAM TICKETS

April 27, 2016
​Tickets for next week's poetry SLAM hosted by Patrick DeBelen are on sale outside the cafeteria at lunch!  Tickets are $4 and the event is Wednesday, May the 4th from 12-3 in the East Gym. Tickets are limited so get your early!  Please see Mrs. P if you have any questions.
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GRADE 12 STUDENTS WHO HAVE APPLIED TO ONTARIO COLLEGE

April 27, 2016
​All grade 12 students who have applied to an Ontario College, and have received a conditional offer from an Ontario college, must accept one of their offers by Sunday, May 1st.
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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PLACEMENT NEXT YEAR?

April 27, 2016
The Co-op department is looking for one student to take a new placement at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the retail & conference services department. Your duties will include support for the delivery of services for special events, conference and meeting services, Youth and ESL programs at the University. If...
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Grade 9 EQAO Numeracy Preparation

April 25, 2016
​Beginning on Tuesday, May 3 we will he holding an afterschool Numeracy Program to prepare students for the Grade 9 Numeracy test on Tuesday, June 7. This program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in Room 305 for 10 sessions.
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ATTENTION WHITE PINE READERS

April 22, 2016
​ATTENTION!! TWO big dates to circle for next week!  On Wednesday, White Pine author Jennifer Gold will be here at Dunbarton. Sign up in the Library if you would like to hear her talk about her novel Soldier Doll. On Thursday, students who have read FIVE White Pine books have the...
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CONGRATULATIONS

April 22, 2016
​Congratulations goes out to Holly gibson and Nicole Nowes for winning Silver in doubles at the badminton LOSSA Finals yesterday!
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GIRL TALK EMPOWERMENT DAY

April 21, 2016
​Join us for a one-day pep rally that unites girls ages 11-18 across Ontario and empowers them to make their mark on the world. The event takes place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Scarborough Convention Centre. Please click on the link below to view details. Girl Talk Poster.pdf
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DO YOU WANT TO HELP REFOREST THE ROUGE VALLEY?

April 21, 2016
​Spend time outdoors? Help green our city? Need community Service Hours?? Then you can help plant trees in the Rouge Valley this Sunday April 24th. There are free buses leaving continuously at the Unionville GO station from 8:45 to 4:15. There will not be any parking available in the Rouge parking...
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Now that you have been PROM-posed to

April 20, 2016
​You have the dress and the shoes, it is time to get the table, PROM table that is! You need to rally 10 people together to fill a table of your besties! Forms are available in the main office. Please make sure only one form per table is handed in. Table...
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CN TOWER CLIMB

April 18, 2016
​We had a great turnout for the CN Tower Climb which took place on Saturday. We raised $1,825 for the WWF. Special mention goes out to Liam Quartermain who climbed all 1,776 steps in 12 minutes and 15 seconds. Great Work Dunbarton!
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THANK YOU

April 18, 2016
​Mr. Hopkins and Ms. LeMoine would like to thank Aliyah Clarke, Julia De Pompa, and all the members of Free the Children and GSA for the fantastic assembly they prepared to launch the Day of Silence at Dunbarton. Those lucky enough to attend the assembly on Friday afternoon learned about the...
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ATTENTION DHS! SCHOOL SPIRIT WEEK

April 15, 2016
​April 25th to April 29th we will be having a school spirit week. Each day gives you the chance to dress differently, so get your wardrobes ready! Monday April 25th is  JERSEY DAY  - so show your support for your favorite team. Tuesday April 26th is TWIN DAY - find a...
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Battery Drive

April 14, 2016
​This message is from the Environmental Council.  From April 1st to 30th we are having a battery drive. Batteries, and old cellphones can be dropped off in battery collection boxes. battery collection boxes are located in the library, the science office and staff mail room.
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DHS Native Plant Sale

April 11, 2016
​With the nice weather fast approaching, why not order some Pollinator Friendly Native Plants shown here in the catalog to enhance the look of your gardens. All proceeds go towards the Dunbarton Biodiversity Fund.  You can order one of three different plant kits: 10 sun-loving plants, 10 shade-loving plants or 5 sun...
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OSAP AND FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION

April 07, 2016
​A reminder that the OSAP and Financial Aid Presentation is being held on Wednesday, April 27th. You must sign up in the Guidance Office in order to attend. There are only 120 seats. They are filling up fast!!  The presentation is not available to parents due to lack of available seats....
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CREDITS OBTAINED FROM OUTSIDE THE DURHAM BOARD

April 07, 2016
​Any students taking courses outside of the Durham District School Board (ie. Private Schools, Catholic Board Night Schools), are reminded they must submit any report cards and final grades to the Guidance Office. All marks must be on an official report card. There must be a "Mident Number" (6 digit school...
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"Women in Trees" Conference and Awareness Day

April 06, 2016
​This is a FREE event to showcase the variety of roles and opportunities for women in the fields of Urban Forestry, Forestry, and Arboriculture. A panel of female industry representatives will speak about their experiences and pathways to fulfilling careers with trees. And yes, you will be climbing trees!! The event will...
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Hot Docs Trip - Rescheduled

April 06, 2016
​For all students who signed up for the Hot Docs trip in February that was postponed - it has now been rescheduled to Monday, May 2nd. You should have received a new permission slip in your homeroom. Please return your new signed permission form to Ms. Brown in Room 710 by...
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IT IS EARTH MONTH

April 05, 2016
​Please don't forget that you can drop off e-waste in the front foyer Wednesday and Thursday morning this week. Old cell phone/battery collection boxes are in the Library, Science office and Staff mail room.
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CULTURE SHOW AND FEST

April 04, 2016
For only $10, join the fun from 5:00 to 8:30pm on Thursday, April 7th !! Starting in the cafeteria, come and explore booths and activities prepared by students such as Henna, Sari wrapping, diya making, Mandelas and so much more!  At 7pm, directly following the expo, in the east gym will...
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PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS---Wed. March 23

March 21, 2016
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday March 23, 2016. There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria. Parents must ensure they have the names of...
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NEWCOMER ORIENTATION WEEK

March 11, 2016
​Put your Leadership Skills to work! Earn Community Hours! Have Fun!  SWIS Durham is recruiting Peer Leaders for our NOW program, an orientation program for newcomer students. We are looking for: Students who want to make a difference, energy, enthusiasm, caring and compassion. Please click on the link below for additional...
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CONGRATULATIONS

March 10, 2016
​ Congratulations to the 21 swimmers from DHS that represented our Spartans at OFSAA swimming!  Matt Lee came away with a GOLD medal in the 100 IM and a BRONZE in the 50 Breast. Cameron Clephan had best time swims and won a BRONZE in the 50 Free and a 4th place...
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READERS CHALLANGE

March 08, 2016
​Readers, we have a challenge for you!!!  We would like ALL of our 2016 White Pine books to be signed out for the March Break. We'd also like ALL of our Kobos, with all ten of the White Pine books installed, to be signed out for the holiday. Plan to do...
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PARENTS AS PARTNERS SYMPOSIUM

March 08, 2016
​There is a Parents as Partners symposium scheduled for April 2, 2016.  The keynote speaker is Dr. Karyn Gordon.  Please click on the links below for additional information regarding time and place. Parents as Partners 2015-16 Brochure.pdf Parents as Partners 2015 Flyer 11x17 PRINT.pdf  
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FLOOR HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

March 07, 2016
​Dunbarton students, are you ready to get your game on? Sign up for DAA'S Floor Hockey tournament taking place in the west gym, on March 29, 30 and April 4 - 7. Grab your friends and make a team of 5, playing against other teams for a chance at a prize....
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ATTENTION READERS

March 07, 2016
​If you have read a 2016 White Pine book, we have a special gift for you.  Whether it was Soldier Doll, or The Bodies We Wear...Rabbit Ears, or Delusion Road....if you have read a White Pine book, we want to know about it. Come to the Library today to collect your...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS-----Wednesday, March 23

March 02, 2016
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on Wednesday March 23, 2016. There will be two sessions:  from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria. Parents must ensure they have the names of...
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MELINDA KELLY - GUEST SPEAKER

March 02, 2016
​Melinda Kelly will be at DHS Monday, March 7th to discuss the Aboriginal Outreach program at Durham College. She will be giving her presentation in the theatre at the start of lunch. Any student interested in learning more about First Nations may attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Lyons...
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E-WASTE DROP OFF

March 02, 2016
​This is a reminder that Thurs. March 3 and Fri. March 4 you can drop off your e-waste in the front foyer. E-waste is any electric or eletronic device with wires such as calculators, toasters, small appliances, etc. In the fall Dunbarton collected over a half ton of electronic waste that will...
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FRENCH THEATRE TRIP

February 29, 2016
​Attention to all students taking French this semester or who took French last semester. There is a trip organized for this Thursday going to the French Theatre in Toronto. The play is called espoir and it portrays the people of Haiti and is full of life. There are still 16 spots...
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STEM Prominence

February 29, 2016
​If you are a student who believes your future beholds science, technology or mathematics. Then come to STEM Prominence, a council where you will meet your fellow peers with the same goals and intents for the future. So once again, come to STEM Prominence every Thursday at lunch in room 426!...
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THE DHS ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL*****CHALLANGE*****

February 29, 2016
​The DHS Environment Council would like to remind everyone of just one of the many, many reasons that Dunbarton is a great school.  We meet every Monday at lunch in Room 440 and we always welcome new members. We give students a chance to get involved in meaningful projects where they...
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**CULTURE SHOW AUDITIONS**

February 29, 2016
​Do you know how to breakdance? Are you an aspiring Bollywood performer? Can you speak another language? Maybe you highland dance on the weekend? Then come TRY OUT FOR THE CULTURE SHOW!!  Culture show auditions will be held this Wednesday and Thursday at lunch time in room 414. If you can't...
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SPAGHETTI DINNER AND FUNDRAISER

February 29, 2016
​It's that time of year again! That's right the Spaghetti Dinner and Fundraiser is right around the corner. On Tuesday evening March 29th the students of the DHS music program will be hosting a dinner and concert in the school cafeteria. Tickets are on sale now in the music room.  To...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 29, 2016
​Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first woman to become a publisher in Canada. She arrived in the country as American slaves were escaping to freedom via the Underground Railroad and devoted herself to teaching the children of former slaves arriving in Canada. She later returned to the United States and was...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 26, 2016
​ Granville T. Woods (1856-1910)   Woods invented, among other things, the multiplex telegraph. The multiplex telegraph was a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains. His work helped to ensure a safer and better public transportation system for the cities of the United States and Canada. We...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 25, 2016
​Nova Scotia's Carrie Best was a poet, writer, journalist and activist. She founded The Clarion, the province's first black-owned and published newspaper in Nova Scotia in 1946 and in 1952 she began hosting The Quiet Corner radio program which would run for 12 years. Best was made an Officer of the...
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DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE STORIES, POETRY, SONG LYRICS, OR ESSAYS?

February 24, 2016
​Do you draw or paint or take photographs? Do you enjoy reading what other students write? Are you a kind but effective editor? Do you have a good eye for layout and design? If any of these statements are true for you, bring your lunch to room 705 on  Friday and...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 24, 2016
​ William Peyton Hubbard (1842-1935) Born in Toronto, Hubbard was the son of American slaves who escaped to Canada via the underground railroad. William was sent to the Toronto Model School to learn the trade of baker. Unlike most other schools at that time, Toronto public schools were not segregated. His...
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PROM TICKET SALES

February 22, 2016
​May 27 is the date to set aside for the Prom. Tickets are on sale until March 4th. Ticket sales are outside the library at lunch time at a cost of $95. When purchasing your tickets, you will require a cheque for cost of tickets, signed permission form, meal choice and signed...
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DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE VISIT

February 22, 2016
​The Durham Regional Police will be visiting Dunbarton on March 2nd to talk to those students who are interested in the Summer Youth in Policing Employment opportunities that will be available. Packages for the Youth in Policing are available in the Guidance Office.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 22, 2016
​The first licensed African American Female pilot was Bessie Coleman. Born in Atlanta, Texas in 1892, Bessie Coleman grew up in a world of harsh poverty, discrimination and segregation. She moved to Chicago at 23 to seek her fortune, but found little opportunity there as well. Wild tales of flying exploits...
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THE DURHAM REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE 2016 SUMMER YOUTH IN POLICING INITIATIVE

February 22, 2016
​Are you looking for a fun, engaging, and meaningful summer employment opportunity? The Durham Regional Police Service is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Youth in Policing (YIP) Student and Team Leader positions. This is an eight-week summer employment opportunity for students aged 15-18 years of age, and who reside...
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CONGRATULATIONS

February 22, 2016
​Congratulations to the Spartan Swim Team! We captured all five trophies on Friday, including the Overall Team Championship.  21 of our swimmers will be heading to OFSAA in a few weeks. Special mention to Sarah Whitlock, Sarah Elliott, Alex Vragovic and Matt Lee, who came away with 4 gold medals each!...
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LIBRARY NEWS - WHITE PINE READERS

February 22, 2016
​Attention White Pine readers:  We've got a special opportunity for your this Wednesday, February 24th!  Award winning White Pine novelist Jeyn Roberts will be at Dunbarton and you are invited to hear her speak.  Maybe you read her 2013 winner Dark Inside or its sequel Rage Within ...perhaps you are one...
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OPTION SELECTIONS FOR 2016-2017

February 22, 2016
​This is a reminder to all students that your option selections for next year's courses are due into your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 23rd. Any grade 12's who are graduating this June and are not returning next year must fill out the non-returning form.  All students are reminded they must...
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**PROM TICKETS ON SALE**

February 22, 2016
​Prom tickets go on sale Monday, February 22nd until March 4th, outside the Library. When purchasing tickets students will need a completed permission form, a cheque for the cost of their tickets and their meal selection.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 22, 2016
​"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."....President Barack Obama This message was brought to you by the black studies class.
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MAJOR EVENT COMING!....FEB 24

February 18, 2016
​Dunbarton is turning Pink!  Please wear pink on Wednesday, February 24th. Pink T-shirts will be sold outside the main office in the front foyer of north campus at the beginning of school before period 1 and during lunch....they are on a first come, first serve basis for the low cost of...
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FROM THE LIBRARY: WHITE PINE BOOKS

February 18, 2016
​A  big thank you to our ten White Pine teacher advocates. They did an amazing job introducing the nominated books to our students. It's going to be a fierce competition to see which teacher can get the most readers!  So we invite all students to read a White Pine book. Let...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 18, 2016
Lewis Latimer (1848-1928) Latimer invented the carbon filament for the light bulb. Latimer is one of the most important inventors of all time. Thomas Edison may have invented the electric lightbulb, but Latimer helped make it a common feature in American homes. In  1881 he received a patent for inventing a...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 17, 2016
​ Anne Cools was the first black person to become a Canadian senator. Born in Barbados, she arrived in Canada as a teenager and studied at McGill University. Prior to being appointed to the Senate, Cools was a candidate for the Liberal Party in two federal elections but was unsuccessful. Pierre...
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OPTION SELECTIONS FOR 2016-2017

February 16, 2016
​This is a reminder to all students that your option selections for next year's courses are due in to your homeroom teacher by Tuesday, February 23rd. Any grade 12's who are graduating this June and are not returning next year must fill out the nonreturning form.  All students are reminded they...
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FRIENDLY REMINDER

February 16, 2016
​Please pick up any first semester projects from the woodshop, construction shop or the design lab by Wednesday after school.  Thank you.
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 16, 2016
​ Anderson Ruffin Abbott (1837-1913) Physician, educator, journalist, office holder, and hospital administrator. In 1861, Abbott became the first Canadian-born man of black heritage to become a licensed physician. He was born to a prominent family in Toronto. His parents, were two "free people of colour" who left Alabama to flee...
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Semester 1 Report Cards

February 11, 2016
​The final report cards for Semester 1 will be sent home with students on February 17, 2016.
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DELF Project

February 11, 2016
​The Durham Board is participating in the DELF Project again this year. Any student taking grade 12 French this school year can apply to complete the DELF exam. Successful candidates will receive a DELF diploma from France's Ministry of National Education. The diploma is recognized around the world and is valid...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 11, 2016
​Trey Anthony is an Award winning playwright, executive producer, actor, creator, and stand-up comedian. Trey Anthony, is known for the groundbreaking television and theatrical production 'da Kink in my Hair .  Critics have referred to Anthony as The Oprah of the Canadian theatre scene! Trey was also the executive producer, co-creator...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 10, 2016
​Elijah McCoy was born in 1844 to former slaves who escaped to Canada from the United States. He studied mechanical engineering in Scotland and became known for inventing and patenting a device that lubricated a train's moving parts while the train was in motion. McCoy, who held more than 50 patents,...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 09, 2016
​Viola Desmond, an activist, was at the centre of one of Nova Scotia's most controversial civil rights episodes. In 1946, she refused to leave the white-only section of a theatre in new Glasgow. Her refusal to adhere to the racist policies of the time resulted in her arrest and charges. This,...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS: FILM FESTIVAL

February 08, 2016
​Attention DHS students, Afro-Caribbean Council is putting on a Black History Film Festival, for the month of February. The dates include February 9th and 10th at lunch, 4th period buy out on February 19th ($2 with an SAC Card and $3 without). After school on February 25th, in the theatre. See...
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BLACK HISTORY MONTH FACT OF THE DAY

February 08, 2016
​Josiah Henson (1789-1883) Josiah Henson was an American slave who escaped to Canada in 1830. He devoted the rest of his life to assisting other former slaves, especially in terms of developing farms. He also led an army unit of black men in the Upper Canadian Rebellion of 1837. He passed...
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FEBRUARY IS A MONTH DEDICATED TO LOVE

February 08, 2016
​From February 8 - 16 join "Free the children club" in the campaign...... WE ARE LOVE .  We are love buttons that are decorated with positive messages will be sold in front of the cafeteria for 2 dollars which spread positivity and help communities in rural china. Also, heads up everyone,...
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School Climate Survey

February 04, 2016
The Safe Schools Department, in collaboration with the Accountability and Assessment Department, has created School Climate Surveys for students, parents/guardians and staff for use in the Durham District School Board. The School Climate Surveys have been created to assist Safe and Accepting Schools Teams in gathering data to help make decisions...
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SEMESTER 2

February 03, 2016
​Semester two starts Thursday, Feb. 4.  Please find your first period class on the class lists posted in halls.
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Black History Month

February 02, 2016
Black History Month provides an opportunity to share and learn about the experiences, contributions and achievements of peoples of African ancestry. It was initiated in Canada by the Ontario Black History Society, which was founded in 1978.  Through the efforts of the founders of the Ontario Black History Society, including Dr....
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MODEL UNITED NATIONS CLUB

January 26, 2016
​Anyone interested in taking part in a Model United Nations club in the second semester, please drop by Rm 505 at lunch to let Ms. LeMoine know that you are interested. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 5 we will be preparing for the Model United Nations conference to be held on February...
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An Evening for Parents of Grade 8 Students

January 21, 2016
​Dunbarton High School presents an information session for parents of grade 8 students on Thursday, January 21 at 6:30 pm.  grade 8 parent night 2016.pdf
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NEW P.A. DAY - APRIL 8, 2016

January 20, 2016
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL DDSB FAMILIES:
New P.A. Day to take place April 8, 2016   All Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools will have a newly designated Professional Activity Day (P.A. Day) on Friday, April 8, 2016. This additional PA Day was mandated by the Ministry of Education on...
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LOST & FOUND

January 19, 2016
​Students, please check the lost and found box in the main office for any items you may have misplaced. We will be packing up all items at the end of the Semester and donating the items to charity.
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THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR FUNDRAISER

January 18, 2016
​From January 18th - 22nd there will be a fundraiser called The Coldest Night of the Year taking place at Dunbarton High School. This is a fundraiser through the Durham Regional Police Service, YouthinPolicing Program. The Refuge reaches out to youth who are hungry and homeless, regarding that donations to this...
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Sr. BOYS' BASKETBALL

January 18, 2016
​The Sr. Boys' Basketball team faced off against Pine Ridge last Thursday. Despite a number of injuries and a short bench, the squad played with guts and grit. Unfortunately, they fell to a formidable foe. Join us this week for a game at home against Wilson.
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FEELING STRESSED AND ANXIOUS ABOUT EXAMS?

January 18, 2016
​Not sure how to study? Not sure what to study? Dunbarton's top students are here to help. This week Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in Room 414 S.T.O.P. will be hosting Exam Study Prep sessions to help relieve your anxiety and answer your questions. Snacks will be provided. Ask Mrs. Demaray...
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An Evening With Trey Anthony

January 18, 2016
​Durham Black Educators' Network presents an evening with Trey Anthony on Thursday, February 4, 2016.  Click the link for more information A Night With Trey Anthony updated.pdf
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2014 - 2015 Ontario Scholars Newspaper Insert

January 12, 2016
​Copies of Metroland Newspaper's Ontario Scholar Insert , which highlights all Ontario Scholars in DDSB high school from the 2014 - 2015 school year, are available in the main office.
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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FILM

January 12, 2016
​There is a field trip on February 24th to see the film T-REX at the Bloor Cinema in downtown Toronto. This field trip will be a super fun way to celebrate Black History Month! Tickets are $20. For more information about the film, please see Ms. Brown or Ms. Hadaway in...
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PARENTING WISELY

January 07, 2016
​Click on the poster below for details regarding this FREE workshop provided by the Frontenac Youth Services. Topics include drug & alcohol use, school and homework problems and other behavioural challenges.   Parenting Wisely group flyer.pdf
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TIMETABLE CHANGE APPOINTMENTS

January 06, 2016
​Students who have booked timetable change appointments can check the appointment board across from the Guidance Office. Please stick to the time you have booked. Do not change your appointment with other students. Remember to bring your signed parent permission form with you on the day of your appointment. Changes will...
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Hazardous Waste Pick Up

January 05, 2016
​Pick up for Science and oil filters has been scheduled for January 27th & 28th, 2016. The waste filters can be stored in 20 litre containers available through your custodial staff. Please have all of your waste in one central location and ready to go for January 27th, 2016. Please complete...
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Grade 12 University Applicants

January 05, 2016
​This is a reminder to grade 12 students who have applied to Ontario Universities for next year programs that your application must be completed and paid for by January 13th in order to get first priority consideration. Make sure you check your email accounts for any instructions or requirements that your...
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ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!

January 04, 2016
​We have a very special opportunity for you!! On Thursday, January 14th during period two the Shuffle Demons - One of Canada's foremost jazz ensembles will be performing a concert in our music room for you. Tickets are $5. per person and you will be signed out of class for that...
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ATTENTION GRADE 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS

January 04, 2016
​If you are currently taking any courses outside the Durham District School Board (this includes night school, e-learning, or private school) it is your responsibility to inform the Guidance Office. We require the name or code of the course as well as a copy of the course registration. We also require...
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLE CHANGES

January 04, 2016
​Appointments for Semester 2 timetable changes are now available online. Visit the DHS website for details and click on the moving banner. There are still a few spaces available. Appointments will be scheduled in January. Make sure you print off a parent permission form, along with the appointment confirmation, and have...
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Self-Regulation Parent Resource

December 17, 2015
​Refer to the link below for Self-Regulation Information for Parents. Self Regulation Website and Newsletter Insert.pdf
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DUNBARTON ROBOTICS

December 15, 2015
​Dunbarton Robotics is having its first community event - we are watching Star Wars episode 6 "Return of the Jedi" in the theater, room 312 Thursday aftter school.
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GRADE 12 GRADUATING STUDENTS

December 14, 2015
​If you are currently taking any courses outside of the Durham District School Board in night school, e-learning, or private school, it is your responsibility to inform the Guidance Office. We require the name or code of the course as well as a copy of the course registration. We also require...
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GRAD PROOFS

December 09, 2015
If you have not yet picked up your grad proofs, they are available for pickup in the main office.
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SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLE CHANGES UPDATE

December 09, 2015
​Appointments for Semester 2 timetable changes are now available on-line. Visit the DHS website for details and click on the moving banner. There are still a few spaces available. Appointments will be scheduled in January. Make sure you print off a parent permission form, along with the appointment confirmation, and have...
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SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

December 08, 2015
Please advise students that food is not available from the server and the cafeteria will not be open for student use. Period 1       8:40am - 9:15 am Period 2       9:20am - 9:55 am Period 3    10:00am - 10:35 am Period 4   10:40am - 111:15 am Holiday Assembly East Gym ...
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RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS - WINNER

December 08, 2015
We would like to congratulate our winner for Random Acts of Kindness. Thank you Leah Tomlinson for performing a genuine act of kindness. Leah is a grade 9 student who returned Kristal Ramnarine's phone back to her. Another thank you goes to Kristal for her nomination. As a token of appreciation,...
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HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

December 04, 2015
​Listen up Dunbarton. We are looking for students AND teachers who would like to perform at the Holiday Extravaganza on December the 18th! Students can perform music, dance, spoken word or any other talents they may have. Auditions for spoken word are going to be on Tuesday, December 1 at lunch...
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Los Angeles California Spring Music Trip

December 02, 2015
​Attention all members of Dunbarton Music Ensembles. If you wish to travel with us to Los Angeles, California in the spring be sure to submit your deposit and forms as soon as possible.
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GUYS and DOLLS Production

December 02, 2015
​It's that time of year - the Grade 11/12 Music Theatre class's production of Guys and Dolls. Tickets are available outside the cafeteria every day at lunch, the cost is $12 for students and $15 for adults. It is assigned seating, so get your tickets soon.
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GRADUATING STUDENTS APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY

December 02, 2015
​All graduating students who are applying to university programs for next year should pick up their PIN envelopes from Guidance after school . You must hand in your "Brag Sheets" in order to obtain your PIN envelope. Remember, the Dunbarton deadline for completing your college and university application is December 11th....
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SEMESTER 2 TIMETABLE CHANGES

December 02, 2015
​Appointments for Semester 2 timetable changes must be made online. Please visit the DHS website for details. The online system will open up on Saturday, December 5th at 9:00 a.m.  Appointments will be scheduled in January. There will not be any timetable changes at the beginning of Semester 2 in February....
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Rafiki Bracelets

December 02, 2015
​Free the Children wil be accepting orders for Rafiki bracelets outside the cafeteria every day this week. These bracelets make great gifts! They cost $10.50 each and will be delivered the week before the holidays start. Drop by the Free the Children table at lunch to check out the bracelets and...
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Santa Cause Campaign

December 01, 2015
​It's that time of year again - time for Dunbarton's annual Santa Cause Campaign!  Starting Wed. Dec. 2 in homeroom, we will be collecting: loose change, new toys and clothing, non-perishable food items and toiletries.  All donations will benefit Horizon House and the Salvation Army. Both organizations serve people in our area....
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Random Acts of Kindness - WINNER

December 01, 2015
​We would like to congratulate our first winner for Random Acts of Kindness. Zaria Penfold Nelson for performing a genuine act of kindness. Zaria is a grade 12 student who took the time out of her day to take another student, who was ill, to the wellness centre. Another thank you...
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World AIDS Day

December 01, 2015
​Today is World AIDS Day around the world. Fact:  34 million people worldwide are living with HIV Fact: 45% of all new cases are youth ages 15-24, with young women being the most vulnerable Fact: Every 16 secs. a person dies of AIDS Fact: More than half of Cdn grade 9...
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ATTENTION GRADUATING STUDENTS

November 25, 2015
​Trent University is holding their Tours Plus Event this Friday at the Peterborough Campus and on Saturday at their Oshawa Campus. You can take a tour, talk to professors about your interests and your career path, and meet with the admissions team to learn about applying AND saving money. Your name will...
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HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

November 18, 2015
​Listen up Dunbarton, we are looking for students AND teachers who would like to perform at the Holiday Extravaganza on December 18th!  Students can perform music, dance, spoken word or any other talents they may have. Audition dates are yet to be announced. For more information, keep your ears and eyes...
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Random Acts of Kindness

November 18, 2015
​This week we are launching Random Acts of Kindness! We are asking for students and teachers to keep an eye out for students who perform kind acts. If you see someone perform a genuine act of kindness, please fill out a nomination slip with their name and grade, and put in...
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Volunteer Hour Opportunity (once a week until Christmas break)

November 18, 2015
​The Junior Boy's Hockey Team is looking for volunteers to work the timing clock at their hockey games. What a great opportunity to get community service hours. Timers are required for Thursday Nov. 19th at 2:30, Tuesday Nov. 24th at 2:30, Tuesday Jan. 12th at 2:30 and Tuesday Feb. 9th at...
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Invitation to Greenbelt Community Forum

November 04, 2015
​Please find attached an invitation to the Greenbelt Community Forum.  Postcard Invitation to Dunbarton HS.pdf
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Awards Ceremony - Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

November 02, 2015
On Thursday, November 19th, the Awards Ceremony will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the East Gym.  Invitations were sent to all Award Winners last week. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend. Students are advised to check the lists posted outside of the Guidance Office and report any errors to Mrs....
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ADHD Awareness

October 26, 2015
​Increase your awareness and become an ADHD Ally.  Join Durham District School Board staff, students and community members as we build awareness about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and increase advocacy for those affected.  This evening information session will be open to all community members who want to self advocate and /or...
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JOSTEN'S RING DAY

October 23, 2015
Attention:  All Graduation students : Josten's will be coming to Dunbarton to take ring orders on Monday, Nov. 2nd and Tuesday, Nov. 3rd for all students wishing to purchase a school ring to commemorate graduation. They will have samples and sizers available to view and try. A table will be set-up...
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Regional SCC

October 20, 2015
Regional SCC Meeting - Tuesday, November 3, 2015 6:00 - 6:46 pm - Pre-Regional SCC Session 7:00 - 9:00 pm - Regional Scc Click for more information Regional SCC Flyer Nov 3.pdf
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ANNUAL CLOTHING EXCHANGE

October 09, 2015
For 27 years people in our community have donated coats, boots and other winter clothing items to the annual Exchange. The community is invited to do so again and can drop any donated items off at the Education Centre. A drop box is located in the atrium. Four area dry cleaners...
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E-WASTE & SCRAP METAL COLLECTION

October 09, 2015
​The Dunbarton Environmental Club, in conjunction with the 7th Pickering Scouts, will be hosting an E-Waste & Scrap Metal Collection on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Dunbarton HS. Bring your old TVs, computers, stereos and even appliances to the South Campus parking lot anytime between 8am and 3pm, to be disposed...
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Art Exhibition Opportunity

October 07, 2015
​All grade 11 and 12 visual arts students who are interested in a special exhibition opportunity please come and see Ms. Bilinskis at lunch this week or after school.
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PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEWS

October 07, 2015
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. Parents must ensure they have the names of their child's teachers for semester 1 The Revised schedule for the...
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ABORIGINAL POST-SECONDARY INFORMATION PROGRAM

October 06, 2015
Please click on the link below to view information regarding the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Info Program scheduled for October 13th between 6-8 pm. 2015 APSIP community event poster.pdf    
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VIMY RIDGE ANNIVERSARY

October 06, 2015
​Dunbarton will be joining thousands of other Canadian students in April 2017 to mark the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge. If you want to join us as we travel to England and France come to room 414 at lunch on October 14 to learn more about this trip.
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Scholarship Information Meeting

October 06, 2015
​There will be a Scholarship Information Meeting on Wednesday, October 14th at 12:20 in the Theatre. There is a signup sheet in the Guidance Office. Only 120 spaces are available. This meeting is only open to students who are graduating this January or June. Dismissal slips will be given to you...
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ONTARIO COLLEGES' INFORMATION NIGHT

October 05, 2015
​Durham College is hosting the Ontario Colleges' Information Night this year on Wednesday, October 7th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. All the Ontario College Representatives will be there.
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WESTERN UNIVERSITIES

October 05, 2015
​If you are interested in attending university out west, you may want to visit Sinclair High School in Whitby to hear from the representatives from Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. in the theatre at Sinclair High School....
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THE LORAN SCHOLARS FOUNDATION

October 02, 2015
On-line applications are now open for the Loran Awards. Students will see the eligibility criteria, the application process, and see a sample copy of the application form at www.loranscholar.ca . Each school can sponsor up to three (3) students for these scholarships, which are valued at up to $100,000...
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PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

October 02, 2015
​Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15TH, 2015 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. Parents must ensure they have the names of their child's teachers for semester 1 The Revised schedule for the...
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Students Stopping Violence

October 02, 2015
​Come out to SSV, Students Stopping Violence. If you're interested in making a change and getting more involved with your school then this is definitey the council for you. You can find us every Thursday at lunch in the co-op office, room 406A. We would love to see you there!!
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Frenchman's Bay Graduates

October 02, 2015
​If you were a student at Frenchman's Bay last year you can pick up your Graduation Video from the main office before or after school.
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SEA Laptop Students

October 01, 2015
​Attention SEA laptop students. Your equipment is ready for pick up . Please come to Academic Resource in Room 704 (South Campus) to pick it up!
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Frenchman's Bay Graduation Video

October 01, 2015
​If you were a student at Frenchman's Bay last year you can pick up your Graduation Video from the main office before school or after school.
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Parent Information Night

September 29, 2015
​Transitioning from Secondary to Post Secondary education. Please click on the following links to view information regarding time and location for these information nights. North Parent info night flyer Secondary to Postsecondary 2015.pdf Parent info night flyer Secondary to Postsecondary.pdf
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Congratulations!

September 29, 2015
​Congrtatulations to the Senior & Junior boys' rugby teams on winning yesterday's LOSSA tournament at Dunbarton. Both teams played some exceptional rugby and improved their game as the day wore on. Excellent work boys!
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Durham College

September 29, 2015
​A representative from Durham College will be visiting DHS on Monday, October 5th at lunch. The representative will set up the booth in front of Guidance.
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Congratulations!

September 28, 2015
​The Dunbarton Environment council would like to congratulate Sanwal Gilani, Stephanie Littleford, Kelbyann McKenzie and Shanthosh Pushparajal who travelled to Calgary this weekend to deliver a one hour presentation at the Alberta Green Schools Summit. Over 120 architects, engineers, planners, designers, school administrators, teachers and students heard from our students about...
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Centennial College

September 28, 2015
​A representative from Centennial College will be visiting Dunbarton High School on October 1st. This is an opportunity for all students to have their questions answered about college. What are the costs? What programs are offered? What extra-curriculars are offered? Where is the location? The representative will be located in the...
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Trent University

September 28, 2015
​A representative from Trent University will be visiting DHS on Tuesday, September 29th. This is an informal lunch hour visit where students of all grades can stop by and ask questions about Trent University programs, scholarships, accommodations, etc. The representative will be set up in the Library foyer. Stop by and...
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COLOUR RUN!

September 16, 2015
​October 6 - Colour Run $8/person or $5/if you sign up as a team of 4 or more. Please wear light coloured clothes that you are prepared to have coloured by coloured corn starch.
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Boys Rugby Uniforms

September 16, 2015
​Uniforms will be on sale for Seniors Wed 16th and Thurs 17th at lunch ONLY. Midgets and Juniors uniforms will be on sale Mon 21st and Tues 22nd at lunch only. The cost is $50. Please make the cheque payable to Dunbarton HS.
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SEA Laptop Students

September 16, 2015
​Your equipment is ready for pick up. Please come to Academic Resource Room 704 (South Campus) to pick it up!
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Parent Out Reach Poster

September 15, 2015
​Please click on the link below to view details regarding the conference Flyer - Aug 21.pdf Save the Date_2015 (2).jpg
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June Report Cards

September 15, 2015
​Students may pick up their June report card before and after school in the main office.
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Timetable Changes Appointments

September 15, 2015
​Timetable change appointments will be held from September 10th to ​21st. Grade 12's - Sept. 10th & 11th Grade 11's - Sept. 14th & 15th Grade 10's - Sept. 16th & 18th Grade 9's - Sept. 17th & 21st Instructions on how to book appointments can be found in this ...
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DDSB Fair Notice and Process Letter (VTRA protocol)

September 14, 2015
​Please click here for the Fair Notice and Process Letter for parents and the community.  This explains the VTRA protocol (Violence Risk Threat Assessment) in place across all DDSB schools. If further information is required, please contact the School Principal.
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Book Lovers

September 11, 2015
​Attention all book lovers!  The Library is looking for after-school volunteers. We need organized, friendly people who can help us keep the Library in good order. If you are interested in this community service opportunity, please drop by the Library to pick up an application.
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Morning Announcers

September 11, 2015
​Are you interested in participating as a morning announcer?  Please see Mr. Hopkins at lunch Monday and Tuesday of next week in Room 822.
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Attention All Students

September 10, 2015
​Please ensure you are putting your lock on the locker that has been assigned to you. Failure to do this will result in your lock being cut off. Thank you
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SEA Laptops

September 10, 2015
​Attention SEA laptop students. Your equipment is ready for pick up. Please come to Academic Resource Room 704 south campus to pick up.
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Full Package Deal

September 10, 2015
​Hey Dunbarton Students. Don't miss out on your chance to purchase the Full Package Deal. Bring a cheque for $95. on Tuesday, September 15 to the east gym on picture day to purchase this great deal. For $95. you get a yearbook, t-shirt, SAC card and your picture from the photographer....
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Franco-Ontarian Day

September 01, 2015
​ The month of September 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the Franco-Ontarian flag as well as September 25 being Franco-Ontarian Day. We are celebrating 400 years of French presence in Ontario and the passage of Champlain in Ontario in 1615. The flag itself was first hoisted in Sudbury in 1975...
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Student Volunteers Needed for September 8th

September 01, 2015
​ Dunbarton High School is looking for 15 grade 10, 11 or 12 student volunteers to help with Grade 9 Day. Please Contact Ms. Cairns in the main office if you are interested by 2:30 on Thursday. You would be required to be at Dunbarton High School on Tuesday September 8,...
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Timetable Change Appointments

August 27, 2015
Timetable change appointments will be held from September 10th to ​21st.  Grade 12's - Sept. 10th & 11th Grade 11's - Sept. 14th & 15th Grade 10's - Sept. 16th & 18th Grade 9's - Sept. 17th & 21st Instructions on how to book appointments can be found in this ...
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Religious Accommodations and Modifications

August 24, 2015
​Please click here for information on Religious Accommodations and Modifications.  Included is a link to the Guidelines and Procedures for the Accommodation of Religious Requirements, Practices, and Observances.   If you anticipate that your children may require religious accommodation at any point during the school year we ask that you inform the...
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Durham Student Transportation Services (DSTS)

August 24, 2015
Please click here for the User Guide for Secondary Students and School Bus information.  ​  To reach the Durham Student Transportation office please call 1-800-240-6943 or (905) 666-6395.  The automated line for routing (IVR) is 1-866-908-6578 or (905) 666-6979.
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REPORT CARD PICKUP

June 26, 2015
​ Report card pick up is scheduled for Tuesday July 7th from 9am to 2pm in the front foyer. Graduating students can also pick up their diploma on this day.
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Library Books

June 22, 2015
​All Library Books are now OVERDUE. Please return them to the main office immediately. Thank you
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Congratulations

June 22, 2015
​Congratulations to the Dunbarton Dragon Boating teams for a great showing at the Toronto International Dragon Boat Festival! Each team placed well in their division and all the hard worked paid off. This year was the FIRST time any Durham team has ever won the cup and the A division final....
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Road Safety June 2015

June 17, 2015
Please click on the link below to view an important reminder regarding road safety and safety of our students.   ​ Road Safety June 2015.docx
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Graduation Information

June 16, 2015
​Please click on the following attachments to view information regarding time, location and general information pertaining to the Graduation Ceremony.   Durham College Map.pdf   Graduation Checklist.pdf
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All S.E.A. Laptop Students

May 28, 2015
​If you are not currently using your laptop or netbook, please return it with all the hardware to Academic Resource, Room 401 as soon as possible.
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Library News

May 28, 2015
​We are asking all students to return or renew their books and want to let you know that all fines are cancelled.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING LETTER SENT HOME

May 26, 2015
​I n anticipation of having our students return to school, we sent out a letter of invitation to commencement to our students who are on track to graduate. While this is standard procedure at this time of year, unfortunately we are not in a typical year. The letter used was a...
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2014 Italian Heritage Month

May 26, 2015
​Please click on the attachment below to view an information poster regarding Italian Heritage Month.   2014 Italian Heritage Month 8.5x11.pdf
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2014 National Aboriginal History Month

May 26, 2015
Click on the attachment below to view a poster regarding National Aboriginal History Month.   2014 National Aboriginal History Month 8.5x11.pdf
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Dates of Significance for June 2015

May 26, 2015
Click on the attachment below to view a list of significant dates in June 2015   Dates of Significance for June 2015.doc
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TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

May 20, 2015
​Please click on the link below to view a Transportation Flyer for all students requiring bus transportation to school.   Transportation Flyer Sign up.docx
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EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Update

May 15, 2015
​EQ AO has released the following information to school boards: EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards. EQAO has stated that...
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May Newsletter from Education Officer Barry Bedford

April 29, 2015
​Please click on the links below to view the May Newsletter from Education Officer Barry Bedford, as well as the poster celebrating Asian and South Asian Heritage Month.  Newsletter highlights include events, celebrations and observances of the diverse backgrounds our schools and communities serve.  May Newsletter.pdf Asian and South Asian Heritage Month...
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Letter to Parents regarding Music Trip

April 27, 2015
Please click on the link to view the letter sent to Dunbarton Parents with information about the cancellation of the Music Trip. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school. 
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DHS Music Trip to Tennessee

April 27, 2015
Unfortunately, with the on-going teacher strike, and in the best interest of student safety, we have had to cancel the trip to Tennessee.   We have been in contact with the travel agency regarding the process of accessing the cancellation insurance for this trip.   A letter that provides details on how to...
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Mid-Term Report Cards

April 22, 2015
​Attention Parents, Guardians and Students, report cards will be mailed out in the next few days, you should be receiving them the week of April 27, 2015.  
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Parkinson Society of Ontario Scholarship

April 17, 2015
​The Parkinson Society of Central and Northern Ontario are offering a $500. scholarship on behalf of their Durham Region Chapter. Applications can be obtained from the Guidance Office. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2015.
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Glen Dhu Public School - 25th Year Anniversary Celebrations

April 16, 2015
​Come join the 25th Year Anniversary Celebrations being held on Wednesday, May 6 at Glen Dhu Public School. Please click on the link below to view a poster containing information regarding the planned ceremony and entertainment.   glen dhu 25th anniversary poster.pdf
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Day of Silence Project

April 15, 2015
​Dunbarton's annual day of silence is this Friday. The Day of Silence Project is one of the largest student-led actions in North America. The purpose is to bring attention to the silence faced by ALL REPRESSED people,   including lgbt people and their allies. The silence echoes that silence, which is caused...
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Dunbarton wins Greenest School on Earth Award

April 15, 2015
Greenest School on Earth Release-Final English.pdf  Dunbarton recognized for cutting-edge sustainability education.  Click on the link to read the press release from Canada Green Building Council.    
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Eco Club T-Shirt Sales Order Form

April 13, 2015
Monday, April 13 is the deadline for ordering a T-shirt from the Environmental Club. Please click on the order form below:   ​ Final Shirt Order Eco Club2105(HST).pdf
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Awards Assembly

April 13, 2015
​​The Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, April 17 2015 at 1pm. The assembly will be located in the East Gym. PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME
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Boys Rugby

April 13, 2015
​The Dunbarton Junior and Senior boy's rugby teams had a great start to their year on Friday with games against Eastdale. The Junior's played well and improved throughout the match to end with a hard fought tie. Adam Williams, Justin Thomson and Cole Reimer were standouts for the Junior team. The...
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PROM

April 13, 2015
You have your tickets...you may even have your dress or tux ordered - now you need to pick the people you want to sit with at prom. Attention all grade 12 students attending prom. Please pick up your table forms at the main office. Each table MUST have 110 people seated...
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Vimy Ridge - 2017 France Trip

April 09, 2015
Today marks the 98th anniversary of the Canadian Victory at Vimy Ridge during WWI. This victory was significant for Canada as a nation and is considered one of the great "nation making" events of the twentieth century; but it was also considered a turning point for the Allies in WWI- turning...
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World Vision's 30 Hour Famine

April 09, 2015
​Hey, guess what event is coming up? World Vision's 30 hour famine! Don't even know what that is? It's where you give up food for 30 hours straight! Don't worry! It doesn't have to be food! You can also give up other essentials, like cell phones, or- Netflix! Raising Funds for...
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Congratulations

April 09, 2015
​ Dunbarton team 1 and Dunbarton team 2 participated in a cricket tournament yesterday. Both teams reached the Quarter Finals and they brought a lovely trophy to our school.   Congratulations to all the players and to their coach, Mr. Alibaccas!!
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Igniting Opportunities Poster

April 08, 2015
Please click on the link below for information regarding the Igniting Opportunities Symposium on April 15, 2015 at Ajax High School.   ​ Igniting Opportunities Descriptions Ajax.pdf
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CN Tower Climb

April 01, 2015
​Attention students - do you enjoy a challenge? Do you like thrills? Have you no fear of heights? If this is you then climb the CN Tower with Dunbarton Environment council. Come to a meeting in room 440 Tuesday April 7 at lunch to find out how you can join our...
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University of Toronto Scarborough Co-Op

April 01, 2015
Are you a good academic student in Grade 10 or 11? Would you like to combine academic experience with practical research work? Are you interested in spending time at a University while you are still in High School? And do you think you might want to go to the University of...
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Graduating Students Taking Courses Outside of Dunbarton

April 01, 2015
If you are a graduating student who is currently taking a course outside of Dunbarton or the Durham Board of Education (ie. Private School), this is a reminder that any mid-term grades you receive from these other schools must be brought into the Guidance Office so these marks can be sent...
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Community Service Hours

March 31, 2015
Do you need community service hours? Would you want to help plant trees in the Rouge Valley? The event will take place on April 26th. There will be free shuttle buses provided (if required) due to the limited parking space. The event will take place rain or shine. You need to...
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Environmental Club Shirts & Hoodies

March 30, 2015
Once again the club has designed a logo and we are selling shirts and hoodies. This is not the same supplier as last year. The fabric is cotton. Organic for the t shirts and fair trade for the hoodies.
Order form is attached. Price includes HST, and is slightly below actual...
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Awards Ceremony

March 27, 2015
​The Awards Assembly will be held on Friday, April 17 2015 at 1pm. The assembly will be located in the East Gym.  PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME    
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Igniting Opportunities Ajax HS

March 27, 2015
IGNITING OPPORTUNITIES: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW NOW TO HELP THEIR TEENS SUCCEED   A Symposium for parents/guardians/mentors and their teens (grades 7 – 11)  April 15, 2015, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Ajax High School ​ Igniting Opportunities Poster Ajax HS.pdf Igniting Opportunities Information.pdf
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LGBTQ Families Engaged

March 27, 2015
The Equity Department has, in partnership with PFLAG Durham organized the final LGBTQ Families Engaged session for the year occurring the evening of Wednesday, April 15. We will be premiering the documentary PRIDE TALKS filmed at Human Rights Conference during World Pride 2014. In addition, we will discuss the Family Voices...
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Easter Bunny

March 25, 2015
​Get ready because the Easter bunny is making a special stop at DHS all of next week! Come down to the cafeteria for fun activities every day at lunch and even better, all activities are free!  On Thursday April 2nd, the Easter bunny is hiding tickets around the halls of DHS!...
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OSSLT

March 25, 2015
​ March 26, 2015 is the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.   Only eligible writers will be in attendance at school that day.   Eligible writers include all grade 10 students and senior students who have not written the Ontario Secondary School Literacy test or who have chosen to re-write the test.   Students...
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Dunbarton Has Your Back Event

March 24, 2015
​The "Dunbarton has your back" event is been organized by the Dunbarton Peace Project (DPP). We are asking each homeroom in the school to adopt two backpacks to fill with school supplies for children/students of all ages. These backpacks will then be distributed to children of women living in various shelters...
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Parent Teacher Interviews

March 23, 2015
Parent Teacher Interviews will take place on WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 st , 2015 . There will be two sessions: from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon and from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. They will be held in the East Gym and in the Cafeteria.
Parents must ensure they...
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Chris Braney - Annual POP Event

March 23, 2015
​ Trustee Chris Braney speaks to students at The Proud of Pickering (POP) Rally, to encourage and motivate them to get involved in initiatives to support the year of the ally. POP is an opportunity for our students to give back locally, provincially and globally. This year's annual POP event will...
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Gowns for Girls

March 11, 2015
​Keep Thursday, April 23 open if you are interested in a Free Prom Dress, Shoes, Jewelry and more. Please click on the attached link to view a poster providing you with details.   Gowns for Girls.pdf
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Progress Reports

March 10, 2015
​T his is a message for all families of Dunbarton High School students to advise you that students will be receiving progress reports from all of their teachers on Tuesday, March 24th . We would also like to invite you to attend our Parent Teacher interviews which will be held on...
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LGBTQ Families Engages Session

March 09, 2015
​The Equity Department has, in partnership with PFLAG Durham organized the final LGBTQ Families Engaged session for the year occurring the evening of Wednesday, April 15. We will be premiering the documentary PRIDE TALKS filmed at Human Rights Conference during world Pride 2014. Please click on the link below to view...
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World Water Week

March 09, 2015
​Once again the Water Brothers are coming to Dunbarton with their film "Bottlegate" to celebrate World Water Week. Also, the Water Brothers will be at a community screening of "Bottlegate" at 7 pm on the 25th. Please see the attached flyer for more information.     2766-Steward_WaterPoster_Mar4.pdf
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Literacy Assembly PowerPoint Presentation

March 06, 2015
Please click on the link below to view a powerpoint presentation regarding the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test scheduled March 26, 2015   Literacy Assembly PowerPoint.pptx
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News from Environmental Club

March 05, 2015
​ Hey Dunbarton! This is a special message brought to you by Environmental Council. We’ve got some information about data collected during our garbage audit. Did you know that out of 22 bags of garbage collected around the school, only 55 percent of it is actual garbage? This means the remaining...
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Congratulations Dunbarton Swim Team

March 05, 2015
On Feb 20th, 70 students from DHS attended the LOSSA swimming championship at the Pickering Rec Centre. At the end of the day, we walked away with all 5 championship titles, including the Overall Team Championship. 31 swimmers (the largest number we have ever had), qualified for the OFSAA championship. March...
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Congratulations

March 04, 2015
​Congratulations to the boys curling team for a strong finish 4th place in LOSSA. Well done boys, your coach is very proud!
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Spaghetti Dinner Tickets

March 03, 2015
​THE TICKETS ARE IN! Yes music department that is right - the tickets for the upcoming spaghetti dinner and concert are in. Be sure to purchase your tickets asap. All orders must be made before March Break. Tickets are $16 per person. $10 from each ticket you sell goes to your...
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Hey There Dunbarton

March 03, 2015
​The Environment Council hosted a blind water taste testing, asking staff and students to compare school tap water to bottled water and to state their preference.
The results are in and 64% voted that they prefered our school tap water to bottled water! Remember...tap water is more healthy and costs...
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Thank you to Dunbarton Community

March 03, 2015
S.T.A.R. Council and S.T.O.P. would like to extend a HUGE thank you to the entire Dunbarton community for your amazing generosity during the homeroom drives for youth homelessness last week! We were overwhelmed by both the quantity and quality of your donations. As a community, we were able to fill really...
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Career Cruising for Co-Op

March 03, 2015
​If you have signed up on Career Cruising for Co-op next year, please complete a yellow Co-op Application and return it to the Co-Op. Office in Room 408. Please see Mr. Reeson if you have any questions.
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Congratulations

February 27, 2015
​Congratulations to Jacob Rosengren and Jusselin Campbell on placing third in 3D Animation during yesterday's qualifying round of the Ontario Skills Competition. Well done!
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Congratulations

February 27, 2015
​Congrats to CHRIS RETZ for winning the Gold Medal in the Durham Skills Precision Machining Competition. Chris will now be competing at the provincial level in May at Rim Park in Waterloo.
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Pink Shirt Day

February 25, 2015
​Today, February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day at Dunbarton High School and many schools across Canada. Students are wearing something pink to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. Your classmates, colleagues and friends are making some noise against bullying! Use #pinkshirtday on Twitter to spread word...
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Worker Health and Safety Centre (WHSC)

February 24, 2015
​The WHSC is now accepting entries for the 15th annual post-secondary scholarship initiative. If you are a high school senior, you are invited to enter the WHSC 2015 scholarship competition. If interested, please see Mr. Reeson in the coop office.
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Pink Shirt Day

February 24, 2015
​February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day at Dunbarton High School and many schools across Canada. We encourage all students to wear something pink or buy the pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. We would love to see how you and your classmates, colleagues...
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Youth Homelessness

February 24, 2015
​Hey DHS! Did you know that last week over 60 students participated in S.T.A.R. Council's Beneath the surface workshops? We talked about issues that can often go unnoticed - things like transgender issues, learning disabilities and youth homelessness. Now we want the whole school to get involved in taking action against...
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Sr. Boys Hockey

February 24, 2015
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for an outstanding season. The Spartans record during regular season, tournaments and playoffs was an impressive 20 wins and 3 losses. Unfortunately the boys lost in quadruple overtime in the semi finals to Ajax in a fast paced high scoring game. Coach Brown would...
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CDC Dancers

February 24, 2015
​Congratulations to the CDC dancers: Shian Noble, Cheyenne Meerima, Sierra Grant, Tia Dennis, Zarria Penford-Nelson and Susy Bradshaw who performed Saturday at Championing Our Future, a Black History Month Event put on by Cultural Expressions Art Gallery. The girls performed beautifully and represented DHS proudly at this community event attended by...
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Swim Team

February 24, 2015
​Congratulations to the swim team who are LOSSA Champions once again!! As a result of Friday's fantastic swimming, a total of 30 Dunarton swimmers will be advancing to OFSAA. LOSSA records were broken by Matt Lee, Alex Lee, Cameron Clephan, Naomi Martin, Sarah Whitlock, Nicole Howes, and Nyre Viscardi. Very proud...
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Good News!

February 20, 2015
The Junior and Senior Concert Bands attended and performed at the OBA Concert Band Festival last Tuesday, Feb. 10. There were more than 120 students involved in these two groups, and both ensembles recieved a Gold and an invite to Nationals - MusicFest Canada. On top of this, Jen Galberg's Junior...
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DHS Grad Jonathan Kyriacou

February 20, 2015
​In the news...Toronto Star article about Ottawa 67's scout and Dunbarton Alumni Jonathan Kyriacou.  Read full article on.thestar.com/1Myyi5Q
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Pink T-Shirt Day

February 19, 2015
​February 25, 2015 is Pink Shirt Day at Dunbarton High School and many schools across Canada. We encourage all students to wear something pink or buy the pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. We would love to see how you and your classmates, colleagues...
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Jr. Boys Basketball

February 19, 2015
​The junior boys' basketball team ended their season with a great challenge facing a tough opponent in J. Clarke. The boys played well while facing many obstacles along the way, but fell short in the last few minutes. Keep your head up boys, great way to end the season. We are...
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YIP Program

February 19, 2015
​Are you interested in working in the YIP program? That's right YIP.  "Youth in Policing"  If so, the Durham Regional Police Service is hosting 2 information sessions: one on Feb. 26 in the evening, and one on March 16 in the afternoon. Space is limited. If interested, please stop by the...
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Senior Boy's Hockey Buy Out

February 18, 2015
​Buy out for Senior Boys Hockey on Friday February 20th. Bus leaving school at 1:35 and returning 4:00. Buy outs cost $5. and can be purchased in front of the cafeteria.
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Found

February 17, 2015
​A pair of head phones were found by the tech door Tuesday morning. See Ms. Kasper in Rm 12 if they are yours.
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Congratulations

February 17, 2015
​ Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for winning the quarter finals series vs Holy Trinity. The Spartans outscored their opponents 5-4 with goals coming from veterans Simon Taskas with 3 and Captain Sam Auer with 2. Assists go to Lucas Thomson with 2, Quinn Wilson with 2, Sam Auer...
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Course Selections for 2015 - 2016

February 17, 2015
​Next year's course selections are to be completed on Career Cruising by February 20th . Students are to print off a copy of their course selections and hand them into their home room teacher, NOT TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE . Home Room teachers will bring all printed and signed course selections...
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Course Selections for 2015 - 2016

February 12, 2015
Next year's course selections are to be completed on Career Cruising by February 20th . Students are to print off a copy of their course selections and hand them into their home room teacher, NOT TO THE GUIDANCE OFFICE . Home Room teachers will bring all printed and signed course selections...
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Part Time Work Available

February 12, 2015
​Are you a student? Are you a student in high school?? Are you a student at DHS??? Finally: are you a student at DHS who is looking for some part time work to put a little cash mooolah in your pocket????     Next: are you responsible? Can you type (or word process)...
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Congratulations

February 10, 2015
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for an outstanding season. The spartans finished 2nd in the west with only one loss all season. The boys first round post season opponent is Holy Trinity from Bowmanville. Good luck in the playoffs boys!!
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CONGRATULATIONS

February 06, 2015
Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for winning the prestigious Sir Oliver Mowat Tournament. The Spartans went undefeated over 2 days out scoring their opponents 30-8 in five games. An outstanding performance by all players. Great job boys. Players are reminded of the final league game Monday morning at 9...
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Found

February 06, 2015
​A pair of snow pants were found from ski club. See Ms. Kasper in Rm 12 if they are yours.
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Put your Leader Skills to Work! Earn Community Hours and have fun!

February 05, 2015
Put your Leader Skills to Work! Earn Community Hours and have Fun! SWIS Durham is recruiting Peer Leaders for our NOW 2015 program. Information Sessions are held this February during lunch break in front of the Cafeteria. Application forms are available at the Main Office and Guidance Office. For more information,...
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Put your Leader Skills to Work: Earn Community Hours and Have Fun!

February 04, 2015
SWIS Durham is recruiting Peer Leaders for our NOW 2015 program. Information Sessions are held this February during lunch break in front of the Cafeteria. Application forms are available at the Guidance Office and Main Office. Deadline for application is March 6, 2015, to be submitted at the Main Office. For...
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Dallhousie University Scholarship Information:

February 04, 2015
For those students who have applied to Dalhousie University next year, there is information available in the Guidance Office on Dalhousie General Entrance Award Scholarships, and the Harrison McCain Scholarship. The deadline dates for each available scholarship varies, and is fast approaching. Please pick up the information package in the Guidance...
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Durham Regional Police: Leaders in Community Safety Program

February 04, 2015
​The Durham Region Youth in Policing Initiative is an 8 week summer employment opportunity for students ages 15 - 18 who reside in Durham Region. Students will interact with, and learn about, the many aspects of policing, have the opportunity to serve their community, and learn about leadership and teamwork. Information...
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Lifeguards Needed

February 02, 2015
​Dunbarton needs lifeguards. Any students wanting to lifeguard for our gym classes please come to the PE office and talk to Mrs. Campbell or Mr. Calmeira.
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University of New Brunswick Parent and Student Event

January 29, 2015
​Students and parents are invited to the "Transition to UNB" student and parent information meetings on Wednesday February 11th and Thursday February 12th at 7pm at the Renaissance Toronto Downtown and the Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Airport. Do you have questions about what university will be like? Are you little worried...
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International World Religion Day

January 27, 2015
​ The third Sunday of January marks the International World Religion Day. World Religion Day aims to unite everyone and prove religions can coexist and improve humanity and harmony. By celebrating each other’s differences and similarities, we can all work together and create a better world.   World Religion Day is...
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Special Schedule for January 29, 2015

January 23, 2015
​We will be using the following schedule for January 29. This will permit students to review their exams from semester 1.   Special Schedule Exam Review.docx
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2 - Revised

January 19, 2015
​ ​​It is important that students make an appointment in January with their counselors for any course changes.   Students are also encouraged to make timetable changes during Exam days by appointment only.   Once semester 2 begins, there will ONLY be 3 GRADE LEVEL days. See schedule below: Grade 12 - Friday...
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Grade 8 Parents Night - Revised Time

January 19, 2015
​Please click on the link below for information regarding the Grade 8 parent night on Thursday, January 22 at 6:30 pm   Grade 8 parent night updated 2015.pdf    
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International World Religion Day

January 19, 2015
The third Sunday of January marks the International World Religion Day. World Religion Day aims to unite everyone and prove religions can coexist and improve humanity and harmony. By celebrating each other's differences and similarities, we can all work together and create a better world. The diversity Leadership Council, or DLC...
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Boys Curling

January 16, 2015
​Congratulations to the boys curling team who won over Leo Austin with a score of 8-2
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Sr. Boys Hockey

January 15, 2015
Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockry team for an impressive 5-1 victory over DA Wilson. Goals were scored by Simon Taskas with 2, Sam Auer, Quinn Wilson and Justin Thomson with 1 each. Assists go the Sam Auer 3, Lucas Thomson 2, Quinn Wilson, Andrew Gordon, and Matt Hunter with 1...
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Student Exam Protocol

January 14, 2015
Please click here Student Exam Protocol.pdf  to review the Student Exam Protocol .  Exams will be held from Thurs., Jan. 22nd to Tues., Jan. 27th. Credit Completion day is Wed., Jan. 28th.  Semester 2 begins on Thursday, Jan. 29th, 2015.
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2 - Revised

January 07, 2015
​​It is important that students make an appointment in January with their counselors for any course changes.   Students are also encouraged to make timetable changes during Exam days by appointment only.   Once semester 2 begins, there will ONLY be 3 GRADE LEVEL days. See schedule below: Grade 12 - Friday January...
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Grade 8 Parent Night

January 07, 2015
Please click on the link below for information regarding the Grade 8 parent night on Thurs. Jan 22 at 7:00 pm   Grade 8 parent night updated 2015.pdf
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Sr. Boys Hockey

January 07, 2015
​Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for another victory yesterday vs Pineridge. This win keeps the boys undefeated so far this season.
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Part-time Jobs with City of Pickering

January 06, 2015
The City of Pickering is looking to pay you! Are you interested in a part-time job? Would you enjoy working in their Culture and Recreation Department? How about for their March Break Camp? Or for their Summer Camp? How about a part-time job at the Pickering Museum Village? If so, you...
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Ski/Snowboard Club

January 06, 2015
​Ski/Snowboard Club will be running on Thursdays in February. Forms can be picked up outside room 12 as of Monday, January 12 and are due by Friday, January 23rd. There is a limited number of spots, first come, first served.
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Award Winning Artist Patrick De Belen

January 06, 2015
​Award winning spoken word artist Patrick De Belen is coming to Dunbarton this Friday, Jan. 9.  He will be sharing some of his poems at lunch in the theatre for the first 100 people to arrive AND he will be offering a workshop in the theatre period four! Please see Mrs....
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DHS Santa Cause Results

December 19, 2014
​The students and staff of DHS have raised...$1,204.49 in canned food and other donations plus....$4,960.28 in cash donations for a total of $6,164.77. These donations will be going to help families in our community through the work of the Salvation Army and Horizon house. Thank you to all who donated and...
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2

December 18, 2014
​It is important that students make an appointment in January with their counselors for any course changes.   Students are also encouraged to make timetable changes during Exam days by appointment only.   Once semester 2 begins, there will ONLY be 4 GRADE LEVEL days. See schedule below: Grade 12 - Friday January...
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Congratulations!

December 17, 2014
​ Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for another victory yesterday vs Uxbridge. The Spartans outscored their opponents 5-4 in a shoot out, with goals from newly acquired defenceman Justin Mahabir with 1, veteran Quinn Wilson with 2 and Simon Taskas with one. Assists by Rookie Ryan Mahabir with 2,...
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Girls Rugby

December 16, 2014
​Uniform payment and forms will be handed out and must be returned on or before Dec 17th if you want your jacket or uniform. Money and forms must be returned before the order is submitted. Please make sure you are in attendance today Dec 16 to get a form for this...
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Congratulations

December 12, 2014
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for another win yesterday vs Notre Dame. The Spartans outscored their opponents  6-4 with goals coming from veteran Quinn Wilson with 2, rookie sensation Cole Brown with 1, defence stallions Matt Hunter, Cole Reimer and Jacob Currie each with 1. Assists go to Cole...
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Congratulations

December 11, 2014
DHS would like to congratulate all dancers that performed in last evenings dance exam. They did an absolutely amazing job and performed to a sold out crowd. We couldn't be more proud!
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Special Schedule for December 19, 2014

December 10, 2014
​Listed below are the times for classes on Dec. 19 only as there is an early dismissal that day. Period 1 (section 20)     8:40 -  9:35 Period 2 (section 10)     9:40 - 10:35 Period 3 (section 40    10:40 - 11:35 Period 4 (section 30)   11:40 - 12:35 Lunch                         12:40 -  1:48...
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Ugly Christmas Sweater

December 10, 2014
​Hey students do you have an Ugly Christmas sweater that you don't wear? Well wear it on Dec. 17 because it's Ugly Sweater Day. See all your friends wear their Ugly Sweaters and take a selfie with your firiends. Post it on Instagram. Have some fun on Dec. 17
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Congratulations Girls Hockey Team

December 09, 2014
​Congratulations to the girls hockey team who went undefeated in the York University Invitational. Girls defeated Donald Wilson 4-1 in the final. Goals throughout the tournament came from Sarah Emara, Courtney Correia, Haley Wilson, Avery Mitchell and Amy Purdy. Goaltending from Claire Twyne and Karissa Lee was outstanding. Defenders Blaire Allison,...
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Junior Boys Basketball

December 09, 2014
​The Junior boys Basketball team played a great tournament at the Mother Terresa classic, this past weekend. The boys made it to the consolation finals and came second. Great effort boys.
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New York City

December 09, 2014
Have you always wanted to see the sites in New York City?  Are you interested in fashion, drama, dance, photography? Dunbarton is planning a trip to the big apple in February. See Ms. Hadaway, Ms. Biliniskis, or Ms. M. Gray for additonal information.​
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Attention Graduating Class of 2014

December 09, 2014
​If you want to have a grad write up in the yearbook, the forms will be handed out in homeroom classes and also be available in the front office to anyone with a spare. The completed forms will be collected on THRUSDAY DECEMBER 18th. Don't be late Grads! Fill them out...
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College and University Applications

December 09, 2014
​All graduating students are reminded to have their College and University Appplications completed by this Friday, The DUNBARTON DEADLINE.  There have already been many problems and issues at the College Application Centre and the University Application Centre this year. And because many students applied early, we were able to fix them...
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GOOD NEWS SCIENCE OLYMPICS

December 05, 2014
​The Dunbarton Team participated and won first place (Gold Medal) in the DDSB Science Olympics; Senior competition. Congratulations!
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GIRLS HOCKEY TEAM

December 05, 2014
Congratulations to the girls hockey team who went undefeated in the the York University Invitational. Girls defeated Donald Wilson 4-1 in the final. Goals throughout the tournament came from Sarah Emara, Courtney Correia, Haley Wilson, Avery Mitchell and Amy Purdy. Goaltending from Claire Twyne and Karissa Lee was outstanding. Defenders Blaire...
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Message from our Trustee Chris Braney

November 28, 2014
​Click on the link to read the message from Trustee Chris Braney Trustee Update Dec '14.jpg
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Congratulations

November 26, 2014
Congratulations to the Sr Boys Hockey team for an exciting 5-5 shoot win over All saints yesterday. Goals were scored by Veterans Lucas Thomson with 2, Quinn Wilson with 2 and Captain Sam Auer with 1. Assists go to Lucas Thomson with 2, Quinn Wilson with 2, Simon Tasks with 1...
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Attention all Music Students

November 24, 2014
​ Music Sweaters have arrived! Please see one of the music teachers in South Campus to pick up your sweater if you ordered one. Also, if you are sad that you missed out - we will be making a second order, so get a form and your money in within the...
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Outside the Box Education

November 24, 2014
Are you a high school student who would like to attend a high school with no walls, no desks, and no black boards or smart boards? MEI International Academy offers an "outside the box" educational experience in many countries throughout the world. There are scholarships of $10,000 for a full year...
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Congratulations!

November 20, 2014
​Congratulations to the Sr. Boys Hockey team for a convincing 5-1 victory yesterday vs Pickering HS. Captain Sam Auer scored 3, Veteran Quinn Wilson with 1 goal and grade nine rookie sensation Cole Brown with 1 goal. Assists go to Lucas Thomson with 2, Kyle Spataro 1 and Quinn Wilson 1....
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Do you want to watch teachers shave their heads?

November 19, 2014
​Something new is coming to DHS! Donate this week and next week in front of the cafeteria and receive a slip to put in a teachers jar - and you'll have the chance to watch them shave their heads! All proceeds go to awareness towards men's health. Donate now!
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University of British Columbia

November 19, 2014
​The University of British Columbia is coming to Toronto this Saturday November 22nd. UBC is hosting an information session at the Toronto Sheraton Centre from 9:30am - 12:30 pm. Students and their families are welcome to come and connect with UBC professionals, current students and recent alumni to learn all about...
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Graduation Photos

November 18, 2014
​All Grad Photos will be taken in the Staff Lounge. To book an appointment please report to the Staff Lounge and the Photographer can help you. Remember to bring $35. for your photo to your appointment. The last day for Grad Photos is November 28th.
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Two New Co-Op Placements Available

November 17, 2014
​The cooperative Education department has two new placements next semester at the Toronto Zoo that should interest any students interested in science, zoology, conservation biology, community engagement and nutrition. FIRST Do you like to cook? How would you like to help cook for the grizzly bears, otters and many other animals....
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University Application Seminar date Changes

November 17, 2014
​If you are a graduating student who has applied for the university application seminar, please be aware that we have had to change the university dates and times. You need to check the lists across from the Guidance Office to see which date and time you have been given. We apologize...
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Future Leader's Symposium

November 12, 2014
​DBEN with the support of the DDSB is hosting its second Future Leader's Symposium for students and their families. The focus of the evening is to advance proactive leadership and achievement for students of the Black diaspora across the region. This year, our keynote presenter will be Dr. Ivan Joseph, Director...
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Mid-Term Report Cards

November 11, 2014
​ Please be advised that Mid-Term report cards were distributed today during the homeroom period.
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DBHS Wellness Centre Dietitian

November 11, 2014
​Have questions about healthy eating, healthy weight, Vegetarian diet, or anything about nutrition and food? Don't forget dietitians are your best source for food and nutrition information you can trust. The good news is that there is Dietitian is now here on every 4th Tuesday of the month at the Dunbarton...
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Science Co-Op Placement

November 10, 2014
The Cooperative Education department is looking for an ambitious science student who is interested in getting some university lab experience to fill an afternoon placement at the University of Toronto Scarborough as an assistant in an evolutionary biology lab.  If you are reliable, hardworking, interested in biology and able to work...
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GRAD Photo's

November 10, 2014
​Grad photos will be taken of all graduating students starting on MONDAY NOVEMBER 17TH, 2014. These photos are being done by appointment only. Please come to the MAIN OFFICE during your lunch or spare to set up a time for your sitting. This also includes students who do not wish to...
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Nashville and Memphis Trip

November 06, 2014
A​ttention students interested in travelling to Nashville and Memphis with the music department in the spring. Today you should receive a package in homeroom with forms for the trip. If you did not receive a package and would like one, see a music teacher in South campus today, November 6 to...
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ATTENTION POTENTIAL GRADE 12 GRADS

November 05, 2014
The University and College Application Seminar Dates have been posted across from the Guidance Office. Check the lists very carefully to see if your name is there. Do not add or change any names on the lists. This must be done through the Guidance Office. All seminars are taking place in...
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Seussical The Musical

November 04, 2014
Plan a fun night out and come enjoy Dunbarton High School's musical presentation titled "Seussical The Musical". This years musical will be performed on November 27, 28 and 29 as well as December 4, 5 and 6. Please see the following poster for all details so that you don't miss this sensational production.   ​ Kiana-Suesical-The-Musical...
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Graduating Grade 12's

November 04, 2014
​All grade 12's who are graduating in June should have already signed up for the University and/or college Application seminars. These seminars begin taking place on November 24th and run to November 28th. If you have not signed up, the forms are located at the front desk in Guidance. Time slots...
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Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country Runners!

November 04, 2014
​Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country Runners who braved the cold and competed at OFSAA this past weekend in Waterloo! Top place finishers include: Courtney Correia, Cole Brown DHS Midget Boys Team in 23rd (Cole Brown, Andrew Fryer, Naveen Maharaj, Alexander Newell, Michael Pavlides, Daniel Bianca) DHS Junior Boys Team in...
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Congratulations Girls Tennis

October 31, 2014
Dunbarton would like to congratulate all the girls that participated on the tennis team this year as they won both the Junior and Senior girls LOSSA title. 5 members from the Seniors team will now advance to the OFSSA finals in June. Well done girls..​
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Congratulations to Jr & Sr Boys Rugby

October 30, 2014
​Congratulations to the Junior and Senior boys 7 aside rugby teams. Both teams won bronze at the LOSSA championship yesterday. Congratulations boys on an excellent season and your commitment and hard work!
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University/College Information Night

October 28, 2014
​All graduating students should have now signed up for the University/College Information Night at Dunbarton on Thursday, October 30th. You will be receiving your selection slips in homeroom on Thursday morning.Aall grads must attend this mandatory event. Remind your parents if you have signed them up as well. Arrive early at...
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LGBTQ Families Engaged Session

October 27, 2014
Please note that the date for this session has been revised to Tuesday, November 11, 2014   ​ LGBTQ Families Engaged Poster.pdf
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Spirit Wear

October 27, 2014
Attention DHS, show off your school spirit by buying some sweet Dunbarton Spiritwear. On sale this year are customizable hoodies, sweatpants with pockets, athletic shorts, t-shirts and more. You can pick up and drop off your order forms outside the west gym at lunch.​
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Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country Runners

October 27, 2014
​Congratulations to all DHS Cross Country runners for their incredible performance at LOSSA finals last week! Top place finishers include: Brooke Pearson, Alex Newell, Stephen Pim, Natalia Savor, Alexandra Vragovic, Mitchell Chase, Naveen Maharaj in 5th, Alanzo Ryan in 5th, Liam Quartermain 4th, Courtney Correia in 4th, Cole Brown in 3rd...
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Attention all students interested in FILM!

October 23, 2014
There is a field trip to the Bloor Cinema to see "Children 404" & the Stanley Kubrick exhibit in downtown Toronto on Dec. 10th. If you are interested in attending, please see Ms. Brown in South Campus for permission forms."
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Regional SCC Meeting

October 21, 2014
This evening program is an invitation for School Administrators to accompany their SCC Chairs and Co-chairs and is also for both experienced and new SCC Members. We encourage all SCC members to attend this session, especially those in a Treasurer position who are directly involved with SCC funds. Regional SCC Meeting...
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Volunteers Required

October 21, 2014
​The Guidance Office is looking for 10 volunteers to help out with DHS's Parent Teacher Night this Thursday. Students will need to be available from 12:30 to 3:30 for the afternoon sessions, and then from 5:30 to 8:30 for the evening sessions. If you are interested, please see us in the...
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Breakfast Club

October 20, 2014
Breakfast club is open Tuesdays and Thursdays in room 407 between 8:10 and 8:25 am. Come have a quick breakfast before class. Bagels, fruit, juice and yogurt!! Do not attend class hungry!
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Yearbook Sales

October 20, 2014
​Hey Dunbarton - Didn't buy a yearbook as part of the full package deal? Well now is your chance to order your 2014/2015 yearbook! Yearbooks will be on sale all week in the front foyer before school and in front of the cafeteria at lunch all week. Cost is $50.. Hurry...
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Community Service Hours

October 16, 2014
​ Do you like to work hard outdoors, even in the rain? If this is you, and you need some community service hours, meet today after school in the outdoor classroom to help the Dunbarton environment council plant six more native trees on campus. We need people to dig holes, move...
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Wellness Centre

October 15, 2014
​ Feeling unwell? Questions about birth control or STI testing? Concerns about mental health? Come down to the Dunbarton Wellness Centre and see a Nurse Practitioner. Wednesdays at Dunbarton south campus a nurse practitioner is available to assist with all your health needs from 10-3. Walk in or booked appointments available...
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Nashville and Memphis Trip

October 15, 2014
​This is a very important reminder to all music students regarding our trip to NASHVILLE and MEMPHIS! Please hand in your interest forms ASAP to the music office!  If you don't have a package please come and see a music teacher.
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Thanks from St. Paul's on-the-Hill

October 15, 2014
​On behalf of St. Paul's on-the-Hill and The Salvation Army the Dunbarton Peace Project would like to thank all of those who contributed to the schools food and clothing drive. In Pickering about 9,000 people are unfortunate enough that they can't afford to have a meal on their table for Thanksgiving;...
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Mars - A Magnetic History Seminar

October 10, 2014
​ The SciTech Talk series provides an opportunity to explore contemporary issues in Science. The event is free, and are open to the public. Each talk will start at 7:00 pm, and will consist of an opening act, a one hour presentation followed by a question and answer period. All presentations...
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Portfolio Preparation

October 09, 2014
​ Do you need a visual portfolio to get into College or University? The Visual Arts Department is hosting an information session about preparing a portfolio for college or university admissions. Grade 11 and 12s that are interested should meet Friday, October 10, right at the beginning of lunch in Ms....
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Grade 12 Guidance

October 09, 2014
The Grade 12 Guidance visits are coming to an end today. If you are a grade 12 student who has a grade 11 homeroom, or if you are a grade 12 student with a Week One Period 01 spare, you need to come to the back of Guidance today at 12:15...
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Bus Cancellations During Inclement Weather

October 07, 2014
Durham Student Transportation Services announced in Spring 2014 that it was updating weather cancellations for Fall 2014. In an effort to better address inclement weather cancellations, DSTS has introduced weather zones. DSTS encourages you to review the new zones on our website at www.dsts.on.ca. The four zones are as follows: Zone...
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The Canadian Armed Forces

October 03, 2014
The CAF is holding an information night on Subsidized Education for University/Colleges within the Canadian Armed Forces on Wednesday November 5th, 2014, from 7:30 - 8:30 at the CAF Recruiting Detachment in Oshawa, located at the Midtown Mall Shopping Centre. Please RSVP by October 31 to confirm your attendance. Contact Captain...
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TD Scholarships for Community Leadership

October 03, 2014
If you're making a difference in your community, whether it's big or small, you could be one of 20 students to receive a full TD scholarship, worth up to $70,000. Applications are available in Guidance. Applications are due November 28th. Go to www.td.com/scholarship for more information.      
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Islamic History Month

October 02, 2014
October is Islamic History Month. Please click on the links below for additional information   ​ Islamic History Month Poster 2.pdf Islamic History Month Information Sheet.pdf
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Loran Scholarship

September 30, 2014
​ This is a reminder to those students who wish to be sponsored for the Loran Scholarship and the U of T National Book Award. If you wish to be sponsored by Dunbarton High School, your applications must be into the Guidance Office before the Thanksgiving long weekend.  
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Scholarship Meeting

September 30, 2014
If you are a graduating student who has signed up for Thursday's Scholarship Meeting, please note you will be receiving your sign out slips in your homeroom class on Thursday morning. You will need to present your sign out slip to your period 04 teacher on Thursday afternoon. You must then...
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The Horatio Alger Scholarship

September 30, 2014
The Horatio Alger Association provides scholarships for students who are in financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarships are valued at $5,000 each. Students must apply by October 25th. Go to www.horatioalger.ca to get your online application.
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School Community Council Meeting - Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014
​School Community Council (SCC) Meeting - September 25, 2014 A reminder to all Dunbarton High School parents and guardians that our first SCC meeting of the year will be taking place on September 25, 2014 at 6:30 pm in our Library.  Elections will be held at this meeting, so please plan...
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SAT Preparation Course

September 24, 2014
If you are a student who was planning to attend university/college in the United States, you should be attending the SAT Preparation Course being at Sinclair Secondary School. There will be 6 possible evenings when you can write the prep test, the Thursdays of October 16, 23, and 30 as well...
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Canadian Cancer Society Pink Ribbon Campaign

September 24, 2014
Are you interested in volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Pink Ribbon Campaign is looking for volunteers to fundraise at 4 locations across Durham Region on October 3rd, 4th, and 5th. To book a volunteer shift, go to www.myccsschedule.ca and choose a location.
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Volunteer Opportunities

September 22, 2014
Are you a student who needs to start or complete your community service hours? The City Of Pickering is looking for fun-lovers, joy-spreaders, gardeners, cooks, thinkers, tinkers, and those who love books. There are a number of opportunites coming up, from the City's Halloween Harvest on October 26th all the way...
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Mentorship Program

September 22, 2014
Are you interested in making a difference in someone's life? Dunbarton's mentorship program is looking for mentors. Mentors spend every other Friday at lunch spending time with students in need. If you want to be a mentor, please see Hunter Palmer in the SAC office or Ms. Nelson in the English...
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Sound Volunteers

September 22, 2014
​Are you interested in sound? Are you wanting to get involved in the school? We are lookng for students who are interested in volunteering for Dunbarton to make the sound happen! If you are interested, please see Ms. Nelson in the English Office.
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Scent Policy

September 19, 2014
Students are reminded that Dunbarton has a scent policy and please refrain from spraying scents inside the hallway.
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Student Tutors

September 19, 2014
If you are a senior student who is interested in tutoring a fellow student, come to the Guidance Office and pick up a parent permission form. Some will tutor for the money. Some will tutor for community service hours. It is up to you. All tutoring must take place here at...
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Certified LifeGuards

September 18, 2014
​Attention all certified lifeguards. If you are interested in lifeguarding for the Phys. Ed classes this year, please bring all of your certifications to the Phys. Ed office ASAP. There will be an orientation for all guards Thursday, Sept. 25th at 3:00. Please see Mr. Calmeira or Mrs. Campbell for details....
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Student Planning on attending University next year.

September 18, 2014
​ This is a reminder to all graduating grade 12 students who plan on attending university next year. All of Ontario's 21 universities will have representatives at the Metro Convention Centre this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the University Fair. Admission is FREE. Times are posted on the website. Please...
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DHS - Greenest School in Canada

September 16, 2014
​ Dunbarton has been name the Greenest School in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council! This is amazing news! Please check out the news release at: http://www.cagbc.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=News_and_Media_Room&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&Contentid=17055   The Environmental Club should be congratulated on all their efforts which has led to our school being recognized with this award....
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Student Accident Insurance

September 16, 2014
​ STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE   Parents and Guardians, please be aware that the Durham District School Board does NOT provide accident insurance coverage for student injuries. Families should recognize that there is always a potential risk of injury with field trips, sports and other student activities both on and off school grounds....
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2015 U of T National Book Award and Scholarship Program

September 15, 2014
​Information on the U of T National Book Award and Scholarship Program is available in the Guidance Office at this time. The deadline for the submission of the application is November 7th, 2014. You must be nominated by Dunbarton High School.
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Volunteer Hours

September 12, 2014
​Guidance is looking for serious students who are looking to add to or start their community service hours. We require students over the next week to help at lunch or after school. Please see Ms. Mohorovic or Mr. Hancock in the Guidance Office if you are interested.
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SAC Card

September 10, 2014
​HEY SPARTANS! Do you want to be a part of clubs, councils and teams? In order to participate in these amazing activities, you need to purchase an SAC card for only $35. Get it while it's cheap! Prices go up to $40 after September. They will be sold outside the West...
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Attention All Graduating Students

September 10, 2014
​The information for the Loran Scholarships is available online. About Loran Scholars Every year, we grant more than 100 university scholarships (including 30 Loran Awards) to young Canadians who show exemplary character, service and leadership potential. Each Loran Scholar receives a scholarship valued at up to $100,000 over four years, including...
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Student Safety

September 04, 2014
For the safety of our students, parents are reminded to drop off their children at the west or south parking lot. The front driveway is for buses only.


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2013-2014 Report Cards

September 03, 2014
​Report Cards from the end of June will be available for pick up during the second week of school in the main office.
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School Bus Transportation News

May 30, 2014
​IMPORTANT UPDATE: Durham Student Transportation Services is introducing weather zones for inclement weather cancellations. Please be sure to visit their website, www.dsts.on,ca for additional information. The new inclement weather zones will begin Fall 2014. ...
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The Big Reveal.....GUATEMALA

May 26, 2014
The destination for next year's comunity service trip has been announced. Next year's destination is Guatemala. There will be a meeting Tuesday for all interested students. Permission forms and information are available outside the history office if you cannot make the meeting.​
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DHS Tanzania Trip Video

May 20, 2014
Click on the link below to view a video of DHS's trip to Tanzanzia. The video was created by Amy Gerditschke.   DHS Tanzania Trip Video
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SAC Member Applications

April 24, 2014
​SAC member application forms are at the main office. If you are interested in running many events, please fill out an application and return it to Ms. Nelson in the English office by Wednesday, April 30.
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In Honour of Nelson Mandela

March 31, 2014
​The ballots have been counted and you have selected the Black Cherry  as the best tree to represent Nelson Mandela. The Black Cherry is representative of the "Ability to Provide". There will be announcements in April about planting this and other trees on campus.
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French Immersion is Coming!

March 28, 2014
​Grade 9 French Immersion is coming to Dunbarton High School - September 2014. Contact our Guidance department to REGISTER.
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Youth in Policing

March 26, 2014
​For those students who are thinking about a career in Policing, the Durham Regional Police are offering this program to provide an educational summer working experience for students across the region. Over the course of 8 weeks, you will participate in educational and community activities related to policing and community leadership....
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In Honour of Nelson Mandela

March 26, 2014
​The Environmental Council will be planting a tree this spring in honour of Nelson Mandela and is asking student input on the type of tree. There are four possible trees, each of which has characteristics symbolic of Mr. Mandela. The choices are: Ironwood - strength, White Spruce - long life, Balsam...
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French Immersion is Coming to DHS!

February 07, 2014
The Pickering elementary and secondary French Immersion boundary revisions were approved by the Durham District School Board on Monday January 20, 2014 and will be effective for September 2014.  This is very exciting news for Dunbarton High School.  Effective September 2014 Dunbarton High School will become a dual track English and...
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Message from Trustee Chris Braney

January 09, 2014
Click below to read the message from Trustee Chris Braney TrusteeUpdateJan2014.pdf  
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​Welcome to Our New Website

July 29, 2013
​This is the new face of our school website. Please take some time to explore the menu at the top.