School News Highlights

Posted On Wednesday, November 20, 2019

ATC-1-sm DDSB students get an inside look into what it takes to pursue a career in barbering and hairstyling
“We have approximately 200 attendees, which includes elementary and secondary students and staff from across the Durham District School Board (DDSB),” Mykaël Jackman, Durham Hairstylist Academy (DHA) Instructor, says proudly.
Jackman and Annalise Bourke, a teacher at G.L. Roberts Collegiate Vocational Institute and DHA Instructor, teamed up to organize...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 19, 2019

TAMI-Coalition-1 DDSB and TAMI Coalition are recognized for the great work they do to support positive mental health in our communities
On November 5, Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) Youth Worker Heather Hawco-Gray and the Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI) Coalition were honoured as recipients of the Jordan James Pickell Mental Health Achievement Recognition Award. Hawco-Gray has been working with the Durham District School Board for over 30 years. She is also the Chair of the Committee...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 12, 2019

trades-conference-1 DDSB students participate in the 2 nd Annual Young Women in Science, Technology, and Trades Conference
“We are thrilled, as a part of the Durham District School Board (DDSB), to partner with Durham College in a collaboration that’s working to expand the empowerment of young women,” says Denise Stirton, Program Facilitator for Cooperative Education and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) at the DDSB.
For the second year in a row, Durham...

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Posted On Wednesday, November 06, 2019

RGTeamCanada-3-sm Donna Edwards is named 2019 Female Coach of the Year by Special Olympics Ontario
On October 24, Durham District School Board (DDSB) Trustee for the Town of Ajax (Ward 3) Donna Edwards was in Toronto receiving an award for 2019 Female Coach of the Year from Special Olympics Ontario (SOO). 
The Special Olympics have been a big part of Edwards’ family life for many years. Her daughter Victoria has down syndrome and they enrolled her in a sports program that would...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 05, 2019

DYDAC-Conference-1 Students participate in the 5 th Annual “The Leader in Me: Awareness to Action” Conference
For the past five years, the Durham Youth Drug Awareness Committee (DYDAC) has been hosting an annual student conference entitled “The Leader in Me: Awareness to Action.”
DYDAC is a collaborative committee comprised of representatives from the Durham District School Board (DDSB), Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), Carea Community Health Centre,...

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