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Posted On Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Elsie MacGill School board members, community representatives, students and parents have selected Elsie MacGill Public School as the name for the new north Oshawa school. 
Elsie MacGill was known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes" and is widely regarded as the world's first woman to earn an aeronautical engineering degree. She was the first woman in Canada to receive a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. MacGill worked as an aeronautical engineer during World War II and...

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Posted On Thursday, June 13, 2019

Anderson-GNI-1 Anderson CVI hosts their first ever Guys Night In event
This past May, Anderson Collegiate Vocational Institute (CVI) hosted their first ever Guys Night In. Approximately 95 Anderson CVI students and 25 elementary students from feeder schools attended the event at the school in Whitby.
The theme of Guys Night In was Young Men of Character , and the idea came from the students themselves. “Our Grade 11 and 12 guys came to us asking why there was a Girls Night In,...

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Posted On Thursday, June 13, 2019

SHSM-2 Students in the SHSM program at Pickering HS put on hard hats and got their hands dirty for a good cause
On May 29 th , students in Grades 11 and 12 in the Construction Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) program at Pickering High School teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Durham Region to participate in a Build Day. This is the second year that Pickering HS students in the SHSM program have participated in a Build Day, and plans for next year have already begun.
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Posted On Thursday, June 13, 2019

ON-Skills-1 DDSB students participate in the Skills Ontario Competition in Toronto
From May 6-8, elementary and secondary students from across the province gathered at the Toronto Congress Centre to participate in the largest skilled trade and technology competition in Canada.
The Skills Ontario Competition presents students with the opportunity to demonstrate their talent and aptitude in a particular field to their families, educators, industry reps, and judges. Winners are awarded...

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Posted On Thursday, June 06, 2019

Salmon-Run-3 By Marissa Campbell
Westcreek Public School embraces environmental stewardship as ambassadors of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program
On May 21, Grade 7s from Westcreek PS released 96 salmon fry [baby salmon] into Duffins Creek at Greenwood Conservation Area. The salmon run brought their involvement in the five-month, hands-on Classroom Hatchery Program to a rewarding and exciting conclusion.
The initiative is part of the Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon...

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