School News Highlights

Posted On Friday, December 18, 2020

The Make a Difference team is collecting non-perishable food items for approximately 350 DDSB families. From food drives and fundraisers to holiday cards and knitting scarves, staff and students are making sure everyone has an enjoyable holiday season
It’s December in Durham Region and staff and students at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) are hard at work doing their best to make sure families have a safe, warm and happy holiday. Here are just a few of the holiday giving initiatives happening throughout the Board.
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Posted On Thursday, December 10, 2020

Waverly Public School Principal Amanda Chapman and Physical Education Teacher Sherri Parr with the $2000 grant check from At My Best. Waverly Public School is fundraising to build its first ever playground
Durham District School Board’s Waverly Public School has accepted the challenge to fundraise and build the school’s first ever playground. The school recently celebrated their 50 th anniversary and at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year they decided to ask students what they wanted in their school yard.
“Many of the students voted for more pavement type games, a gaga...

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Posted On Monday, December 07, 2020

Yusra Baloch, therapist and clinical social worker at Wellness Care Counselling, shared helpful tips for taking care of yourself, children and youth during the Wellness Wednesday event on November 25. The virtual fall wellness series covered a variety of topics from a South Asian perspective
From November 2-25, the Durham Educators’ Network for South Asians (DENSA) hosted virtual events for the Durham District School Board (DDSB) community focused on well-being and mental health.
“We are in an unusual school year. We as a team recognized that everyone’s well-being is impacted and that it would benefit everyone to focus on topics that allow us...

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Posted On Monday, November 30, 2020

Ravneet Mall, graduate of J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate, receives her diploma from Vice Principal Saamah Jadoon. Secondary school administrators from Ajax, Oshawa, Cannington and Whitby share how they made graduation special amid COVID-19 restrictions
Since last March, Durham District School Board (DDSB) students and staff have adjusted their daily routines as they continue to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those adjustments includes holding commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 in October and November, instead of in June.
Secondary schools have made a concerted...

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Posted On Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Paul Reed, Vice Principal for DDSB@Home Grade 3-4 Campus, presented a STEM activity for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students tuning in to Campus Connect. Over 2,000 DDSB@Home elementary students tune in to the morning broadcasts
Elementary students in the DDSB@Home program are starting the school day with a 30-minute interactive broadcast called Campus Connect.
Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 tune in every day from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, Grade 4-6 students tune in weekly on day five of the five-day cycle from 8:30 am to 9:00 am, and students in Grades 7-8 and the 4-8 Gifted program tune in weekly on...

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