School News Highlights

Posted On Tuesday, May 14, 2019

SS-Mental-Health-Symposium-1By Marissa Campbell
Durham District School Board (DDSB) hosts the first ever Caring for our Mental Health: Secondary Student’s Mental Health Symposium
On May 8, the Student Senate and Well-Being Working Group, in collaboration with the Safe Schools, Mental Health and Well-Being department, held the first ever Secondary Student’s Mental Health Symposium. The event invited teacher supervisors and teams of high school students from across the region to help...

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Posted On Tuesday, May 14, 2019

STEM Olympics 1 DDSB elementary students participate in the Sustainable STEM Olympics
This past April Durham District School Board (DDSB) elementary students in Grades 4-8 participated in an innovative event called the Sustainable Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Olympics. The Grade 4-6 students competed amongst each other first, with the Grade 7 and 8 students competing later in the month.
“It gets them [students] thinking about how STEM skills and our 21st century...

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Posted On Thursday, May 09, 2019

Brian tries out a Trench Periscope DDSB students dive into Canadian history at the Durham Region Heritage Fair
“The ability to share their learning and engage their voice about a topic or person of interest is so important,” says Lauri Geuzebroek, Social Studies Facilitator at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and one of the organizers of the Durham Region Heritage Fair.
The Adjudication Process
The Durham Region Heritage Fair is an annual event that allows DDSB and Durham Catholic...

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Posted On Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Girls Night In - 1 Brooklin High School Celebrates 3rd Annual Girls Night In Event with students and staff
On April 11, over 100 Brooklin High School students and over 50 staff gathered at Brooklin HS to celebrate the 3rd Annual Girls Night In event.
“Girls Night In is an evening of empowerment and confidence building,” explains Saamah Jadoon, Vice-Principal at J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate. Jadoon was a teacher at Brooklin HS when she brought Girls Night In to the school....

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Posted On Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Northern Dancer Opening - Administration Northern Dancer Public School in Oshawa hosts its official grand opening
Spark, Connect, Unleash; that is the motto of Northern Dancer Public School in Oshawa.
On April 9th the new school held their grand opening, which included dazzling student performances and presentations from Durham District School Board (DDSB) staff and community partners.
The school is named after the legendary racehorse Northern Dancer, who won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes...

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