School News Highlights

Posted On Wednesday, November 06, 2019

RGTeamCanada-3-sm Donna Edwards is named 2019 Female Coach of the Year by Special Olympics Ontario
On October 24, Durham District School Board (DDSB) Trustee for the Town of Ajax (Ward 3) Donna Edwards was in Toronto receiving an award for 2019 Female Coach of the Year from Special Olympics Ontario (SOO). 
The Special Olympics have been a big part of Edwards’ family life for many years. Her daughter Victoria has down syndrome and they enrolled her in a sports program that would...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 05, 2019

DYDAC-Conference-1 Students participate in the 5 th Annual “The Leader in Me: Awareness to Action” Conference
For the past five years, the Durham Youth Drug Awareness Committee (DYDAC) has been hosting an annual student conference entitled “The Leader in Me: Awareness to Action.”
DYDAC is a collaborative committee comprised of representatives from the Durham District School Board (DDSB), Durham Catholic District School Board (DCDSB), Carea Community Health Centre,...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 05, 2019

eco-summit-1sm Students gather to brainstorm and bring eco-initiatives back to their schools
“I hope this is the beginning of something that can be yearly, and I’m excited to see what these kids come up with,” says Lauri Geuzebroek, EcoSchools Facilitator at the Durham District School Board (DDSB) and organizer of the Elementary Eco Summit.
On October 21 st , students from 22 DDSB schools gathered at the Durham Forest Environmental Education Centre in Uxbridge to...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Jr-Fire-Chief-1 Students from Julie Payette PS and Alexander Graham Bell PS become Junior Fire Chiefs in Whitby and Ajax
On October 10, members of the Whitby Fire Department showed up at Julie Payette PS, not to put out a fire, but to present Grade 6 student Eniola with the honour of being their Junior Fire Chief of the Year.
Every year the Whitby Fire Department hosts a summer camp for children in the community. Throughout the summer, the camp counselors not only teach the children...

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Posted On Friday, October 25, 2019

lisa-cole DDSB’s Own Lisa Cole Appears in STEM-Related Photo Exhibit 
Lisa Cole is a Math and Physics teacher with the Durham District School Board who is currently working with the Ministry of Education. Cole was chosen to be a part of the #TurningTablesinSTEM initiative, which is a photo-research exhibit promoting the involvement of girls and women in science. 
She is one of 14 women ranging in age from nine to 86 years old who are featured in this artistic yet...

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