School News Highlights

Posted On Friday, June 28, 2019

DDSB Abilities Meet-6By Marissa Campbell
Durham District School Board (DDSB) celebrates equity and student success at the annual Abilities Track and Field Meet
On June 14, over 850 student athletes from 83 DDSB elementary and secondary schools competed in the annual Abilities Track and Field Meet at Oshawa Civic Field.
Originally a playday for elementary-level associated classes at Duke of Edinburgh Public School in Oshawa, the event is now modelled after the Durham Elementary Athletic...

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Posted On Friday, June 28, 2019

DDSB-mural-unveiling-2 Port Perry High School unveils Indigenous mural entitled Allies
“Reconciliation is more than just a word. It’s an action,” says Port Perry High School Teacher Sarah Cormier.
On June 14 th , staff and students at Port Perry HS unveiled the newest artistic addition to the wall in the school’s front foyer.
The idea to create a mural came from Port Perry HS’s Indigenous Students Advisory Committee (ISAC) which also includes input from...

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Posted On Friday, June 28, 2019

DDSB Heart of Ajax-3By Marissa Campbell
Durham District School Board (DDSB) celebrates student voice and community with the Heart of Ajax photography and digital art exhibit
On June 13, DDSB, in partnership with Christine Cousins of Carbon + Craft and the Town of Ajax, unveiled These Roads Will Take You Anywhere , a new photography and digital art exhibit, at the Ajax Community Centre. The exhibit features 42 DDSB students from 26 Ajax schools and aims to connect community, while celebrating...

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Posted On Thursday, June 27, 2019

ALC-2 DDSB educators host the 3 rd Annual Adolescent Literacy Conference
On June 5 th , educators from across the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and beyond gathered at the Education Centre to immerse themselves in the 3 rd Annual Adolescent Literacy Conference.
The conference is for English/Literacy Teachers who teach Grade 7-12. The sessions offered throughout the day are led by fellow educators, and provide attendees with helpful tips and tricks to infuse into their...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Edith Gelbard Visit-1 Edith Gelbard shares her story of surviving the Holocaust
In recognition of Jewish Heritage Month, this past May the intermediate students at Stephen G. Saywell Public School in Oshawa had the opportunity to hear a first-hand account of the Holocaust from survivor Edith (maiden name Schwalb) Gelbard.
Students spent time leading up to Gelbard’s visit reading the book Hiding Edith by Kathy Kacer. The book tells Gelbard’s story of survival as a young girl...

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