School News Highlights

Posted On Wednesday, July 31, 2019

PAG-Rowing-1Uxbridge Secondary School (USS) alumna and Team Canada rower Jaclyn Stelmaszyk is on her way to Lima, Peru for the XVIII Pan American Games. Competing in the Women’s Lightweight Doubles with her partner Kate Haber, Stelmaszyk will join approximately 6,700 athletes, representing 41 countries from the Caribbean, Central America, and North and South America in the world’s third-largest multi-sport Games.
Like many athletes, Stelmaszyk’s journey to high-level...

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Posted On Wednesday, July 24, 2019

DDSB-CFS-1 By Marissa Campbell & Sarah Racioppa
Anticipation hummed in the air, feeding the excitement of grads and family and friends alike. Chatter flitted from chair to bleachers like song birds calling from treetops, the steady cacophony only broken by staccato laughter and squeals of greeting and excitement.
Liam sat in the centre of the throng, beaming, flanked by his classmates, each student having taken their own journey, fighting their own way upstream against a tide...

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Posted On Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Excellence-at-AjaxHS-1 Three Ajax High School students graduate with averages over 96 per cent
Marissa Toshack, Zena Shamli Oghli, and Chuting Wang just wrapped up their final year of high school, with all three students achieving graduating averages above 96 per cent.
On the last day of school, they gathered together with three of their teachers and reminisced about the highlights of their Ajax High School experience.
Marissa’s Experience
“The French Immersion stream...

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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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