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Posted On Thursday, September 12, 2019

This day promotes the recognition of the francophone community's contribution to the development of Ontario's culture, history, society, economy and political structure. Over 600,000 francophones reside in Ontario, representing the largest French-language community in Canada, outside of Quebec.
The Durham District School Board (DDSB) currently has 8,000 students participating in French Immersion at 17 elementary schools and eight secondary schools. As well, we have 27,000...

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Posted On Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Youth-Hub-1 Brock HS is set to open its new Community Youth Hub to students the week of September 2 nd
“We wanted to provide our kids with the opportunity to get help, engage with staff and other students, and basically ‘hang out’ in a safe, supervised place after school,” says James Klodnicki, Principal at Brock High School in Cannington.
So, the Brock HS administration teamed up with a multitude of community partners to create a collaborative and equitable...

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Posted On Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Approximately 700 staff, students, and community members will gather at Captain Michael VandenBos Public School to witness the annual Snowbirds Flypast on September 3 rd .
Each year since the school’s inception, the Canadian Snowbird Team has performed this flypast to honour the memory of Captain Michael VandenBos, a former Snowbird, Whitby resident, and the school’s namesake.
The special event will be attended by many dignitaries and staff from the Durham...

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Posted On Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The Durham District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is calling for applications for volunteer Parent Representatives from each of the following areas:  Pickering, Whitby, Brock/Uxbridge/Scugog. ...
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Posted On Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Returning to school can be an anxious time for some students as they get ready to meet new friends, get acquainted with a new teacher, new routines and possibly a new school. Here are some tips that can help ease the transition to a new school year.  
Start preparing your kids for school at least a week before. For example, practice the route to school, and get them back into a school-time sleeping schedule.
Prepare a “Must Know” list for the school...

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