School News Highlights

Posted On Monday, March 30, 2020

bagpipes-1-sm Williamsburg PS teacher performs outside a Whitby retirement home amid a new era of social-distancing
“I thought it would be nice to pop by and lift their spirits during such a difficult time,” explains Dave McGonigal, a Grade 4 Teacher at Williamsburg Public School in Whitby. Every Remembrance Day, McGonigal plays the bagpipes in the school assembly. Afterwards he shares details about how the instrument works with his own students, and plays a few extra songs...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dave McGonigal, a Teacher at Williamsburg PS, recently held a lively bagpipe performance outside Taunton Mills Retirement Home in Whitby. Keeping his distance from those inside, McGonigal says he wanted to lift the spirits of the people living and working in the building, during this difficult time of self-isolation. Check out CBC The National’s coverage of David’s performance at the 42:53 mark in the online broadcast.

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Posted On Wednesday, March 18, 2020

huddleup-lakeside (Small) Students at Lakeside PS and Eastdale CVI were overjoyed to hear first-hand inspiring stories from two professional football players
Jason Colero has worked for the Toronto Argonauts for the past 35 years, in a variety of positions. He first began working with the team on the sidelines, assisting in any way he could. Today he’s the Director of Education and Community Programs for the Toronto Argos. Colero says that over his 3 ½ decades with the team, he’s...

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Posted On Tuesday, March 17, 2020

echoes-1 R.S. McLaughlin CVI students speak with a Second World War Veteran and students across the globe with Zoom
The Echoes Project 2020 – 75 Years of Liberation is a global project aimed at connecting Durham District School Board (DDSB) youth to the past and present, and with other youth from Canada and the Netherlands.
Run by the organization Global Teenager Project, this history-based project connects schools in Canada with a ‘twin’ school in the Netherlands,...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Polar-Plunge-3 Durham Region residents leapt into Lake Ontario to support the breakfast program at Bolton C. Falby Public School
On a chilly February 29 th morning, Durham Region residents, decked out in their favourite superhero get-ups, gathered at Ajax Rotary Park to take the Polar Plunge into Lake Ontario.
“Today’s goal is the awareness piece,” explains Rob Davidson, Chair of the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Employee Charity Campaign. “We have a need...

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