On February 25, DPCDSB’s 2020 Black Futures Symposium welcomed over 800 secondary students to celebrate Black History Month. Students heard stories, songs and experiences that ignited hope and instilled the importance of unity and compassion.
On February 3, students at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic School participated in an African drumming workshop. Special thanks to Babarinde Williams from Drums et al, for a new and fun experience for our students.
Congratulations to the St. Mark School Eco Team for collecting 925 pounds of clothing and textiles in the ‘BAGS2SCHOOL’ ECO DRIVE!
After collecting donations from the students, staff and parents of the Loyola Catholic Secondary School community, the HOPE club offered the donations to those in need on the cold streets outside of the Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto.
Grade 8 French Immersion students at St. Ursula School welcomed the Canada Learning Code team for a two-day Hack-a-thon. During the workshop, students were introduced to basic techniques and concepts for coding languages HTML and CSS.
Students at Robert F. Hall Catholic S.S. had the opportunity to participate in a cricket try day. Students were engaged in an introduction to learning how to bowl, bat and field with Cricket Canada.
St. Anne School won first place in the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association video contest. Students highlighted how St. Anne ignites hope in the school community through their video “Sending Hope: One Shoebox at a Time”.
Grade 4/5 French Immersion classes at St. Margaret of Scotland School raised over $500 for the Australia relief efforts through a bookmark sale. Nine different student designs were selected and each bookmark was coloured by the students.
John Cabot Catholic Secondary School students Maksym Kostiw, Emilia Koc and Karla Cubias (Team MEK) won the Investment Strategies Program at Junior Achievement Central Ontario and were presented with a $2,000 TFSA.
Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Secondary School introduced a senior Ice Sports Physical education class this past semester. The class included figure skating, curling, ringette and ice hockey.
The Student Council at St. Benedict School made scripture come alive by visiting all the classrooms and reading and acting out passages of scripture leading to Jesus’ birth. The students actively displayed their faith and showed great leadership.
During anti-bullying week, students at St. Edmund Campion S.S. were invited to take a photo with a positive message saying, “Hello my name is…loved, beautiful, worth it, etc.”
Grade 9 student Akua Boampong from Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School had the opportunity to shadow City of Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie for Take Your Kids to Work Day on November 6.
Cardinal Ambrozic Catholic Secondary School’s Sports SHSM team travelled to Algonquin Park for an experiential and outdoor education trip.
Students at St. Helen School wrote Christmas cards and greetings for members of the Canadian Armed Forces. More than 250 cards were sent from the school community.
John Cabot C.S.S. English Language Learners take part in after-school cooking classes hosted by the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre. Students learn how to make healthy choices when shopping and selecting recipes, then work as a team to create a meal.