School News Highlights

Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cartoon Students with masks walking over grass with road going off in the distance Administrator and song writer composes a song to help students follow health and safety regulations
Since March 2020 the world has been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, including Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools, families and staff. DDSB@Home Secondary Vice Principal Shaundell Parris, was inspired to write and produce a song to help students to follow the new health and safety regulations and stay safe.
“There were lots of signage and sanitizers in...

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Posted On Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Bee Quammie Students, staff and families celebrate Black Excellence and learn about anti-Black racism
Black History Month was celebrated differently at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while leveraging digital tools to increase community engagement and reach. The pandemic created the opportunity to host one of the largest online events in recent memory through the Parent Engagement Series “How to Talk to Your Children about Anti-Black...

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Posted On Thursday, February 25, 2021

Polar Plunge event Bolton C. Falby Public School’s breakfast program gets a boost from the Rotary Club’s Virtual Polar Plunge
Ajax’s Rotary Club, the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) Charitable Committee and the Durham District School Board have partnered up again this year for the Rotary Polar Plunge, taking place from February 27 to March 6. It’s a fun event that encourages participants to fundraise or donate and take a leap for charity with proceeds going to Bolton...

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Posted On Thursday, February 18, 2021

Durham Continuing Education students Ahmad and Nour Safaf, shortly after they arrived in Canada from Syria. Ahmad Safaf has an internship opportunity at the Durham Workforce Authority after completing the Durham Continuing Education program
Durham Continuing Education students Ahmad Safaf and his wife moved to Canada from Syria in November 2017. Upon arriving in Canada, they made it a point to improve their English skills and pursue careers, to help them start their new life in their new country. 
“Durham Continuing Education program was our first step when we...

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Posted On Thursday, January 21, 2021

Photo 1_Jeff-artwork Lifelong friends inspire many around the world online and through artwork
Alumnus Jeff Mitsuo and current R.S. McLaughlin CVI Visual Arts Teacher, Jake Stevens, developed a friendship after Stevens became Mitsuo’s peer tutor when they attended Pickering High School. Mitsuo has cerebral palsy and graduated in 2008. Their friendship has flourished since then.
“I thought that once Jeff finished school, that that was the end of it and both would go their separate...

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