School News Highlights

Posted On Thursday, May 05, 2022

Nikki Soliman The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is home to many diverse, skilled, talented, and creative staff across the District. This multi-part “5 Questions With…” series will highlight the success that DDSB staff have achieved in a variety of industries.
Nikki (Nicole) Soliman is the Vice Principal at Scott Central Public School in Sandford. In March of this year, Nikki published her first children’s book titled Bubbly Beth , about an Anishinaabe girl...

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Posted On Thursday, April 28, 2022

Ashley and FrankieThe Durham District School Board (DDSB) is proud to be home to many diverse, skilled, talented, and creative staff across the District. This multi-part “5 Questions With…” series will highlight the success that DDSB staff have accomplished in a variety of industries.
Ashley Underwood is a Grade 1 teacher at Valley View Public School in Pickering. Earlier this year, Ashley self-published her first children’s book titled I Love You, For YOU, about a...

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Posted On Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Mortilaine-2021Arriving in a new country to start life over is a daunting task that many of us have never had to think about.
For many new Canadians, this is a life decision not taken lightly. They often spend years planning and considering how they are going to make it work for themselves and their family members.
Thoughts of being able to find a job in their career field and children being able to attend school can consume our new neighbours. 
The Durham Continuing Education...

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Posted On Tuesday, April 05, 2022

working wednesdays What do you want to be when you grow up?
That is the question students at Dunbarton High School in Pickering are pondering as they listen to a variety of professionals from all walks of life in the world of work discussing their career during a monthly program called Working Wednesdays .
Working Wednesdays is a virtual program started last school year by teachers Aimee Nelson and Karen Papadopoulos and has been running on the last Wednesday of every month for students...

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Posted On Thursday, January 20, 2022

Loren and Eric More than 100 students elevated their skills at the Tools in the Trades Bootcamp
Five Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools hosted full-day Tools in the Trades Bootcamps , led by Support Ontario Youth (SOY) . The events were open to students in the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM), Technological Education, and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship/Co-Operative Education programs. Each event focused on one skilled trade sector determined by student interest at each...

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