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Posted On Thursday, August 04, 2022

Skills Ontario 1Canada’s largest skilled trades and technologies competition, Skills Ontario, took place in a remote, virtual format from April 19 th to 29 th , and boasted more than 2,300 competitors from Grade 4 to apprenticeship-level, showcasing their skills in contests such as: robotics, IT, horticulture and landscape, coding, culinary arts, graphic design, and home and team building. Some competition processes lasted a full eight hours.  The competitions give exposure...
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Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2022

daVinci celebrates-1 Happy birthday, daVinci Public School!
The daVinci school community opened their doors on May 26, 2022 to students, parents, teachers, and principals past and present to celebrate the school’s 10 th anniversary.
This was the first time since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic that the school was able to host community members for a celebration. The school looked fantastic and everyone had fun time reconnecting with former teachers and staff, graduates, and parents...

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Posted On Monday, July 11, 2022

Donald A. Wilson - Abilities Track Meet Schools from across the DDSB participate in the Abilities Track and Field Meet  
On June 17 th , 2022, elementary and secondary schools from across the Durham District School Board gathered at the Oshawa Civic Fields to participate in the Abilities Track and Field Meet. In partnership with the Durham Elementary Athletic Association (DEAA), the event brought in over 800 student athletes.
The Abilities Track and Field Meet is an annual event celebrating equity, inclusion,...

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Posted On Friday, June 17, 2022

HomerunAs the Toronto Blue Jays look for future talent, they don’t need to look any further than the budding talent at Gandatsetiagon Public School named Christopher DesLauriers.
To say Christopher eats, sleeps, and breathes baseball is an understatement. From all accounts he loves the game and has been playing since he was two years old, and by four, was in an organized league. By eight, he had already won a Rep Player of the Year title in Pickering.
Christopher is now...

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Posted On Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Shannon O'TooleThe Durham District School Board (DDSB) is home to many diverse, skilled, talented, and creative staff across the District. This multi-part “5 Questions With…” series will highlight the success that DDSB staff have achieved in a variety of industries.
Shannon O’Toole is a Grade 6 teacher at Carruthers Creek Public School in Ajax. When she’s not in the classroom teaching, Shannon works as a freelance illustrator. Her most recent release is a book...

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