School News Highlights

Posted On Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Increasing Positive Outcomes Through Cannabis Education Educator training modules on substance use are in development to support staff and students
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) recently partnered with Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) to create an educator’s guide aimed at de-stigmatizing and expanding education about cannabis use.
“By creating an informed staff group who use...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Aubrey Noronha DDSB and DENSA celebrate Asian and South Asian Heritage Month with impactful virtual sessions and important conversations about race and identity
In recognition and celebration of Asian and South Asian Heritage Month, Durham Educators’ Network for South Asians (DENSA) hosted a series of virtual events throughout May.
The first two sessions focussed on yoga, well-being and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) coding. The final session had Aubrey Noronha,...

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Posted On Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Photo 1 - Randell-crop Grade 8 students came together for an eight-week poetry project to explore social justice issues
It all began when two Durham District School Board (DDSB) schools decided to embark on a collaborative eight-week journey through a poetry project they called Break the Silence . These were two different schools, with one shared vision; to explore social justice issues by empowering students' voices and bringing forward their lived experiences.
Building Bridges
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Posted On Thursday, May 13, 2021

Carter is a Grade 8 student from Southwood Public School who attended The Cypher: Black Male Empowerment Webinar Series. Connecting Black Male Students with Role Models and Creating Positive Outcomes for the Future
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is hosting The Cypher: Black Male Empowerment Webinar Series , but this year with a twist. The main purpose of Cypher remains the same, however this year instead of it being an in-person event, it is now a series of six webinars, some specifically customized to reach all Grade 6-8 students and staff, District-wide. This change is creating...

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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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