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Posted On Thursday, December 05, 2019

DDSB Board Elects Officers for 2019-2020
At the Standing Committee Meeting of the Durham District School Board (DDSB) held on Monday, December 2, 2019, trustees elected officers for 2019-2020 term.
Pickering Trustee Chris Braney will now serve as Chair of the Board for the 2019-2020 term.
Chair Braney was first elected as a Trustee from 1994-1997 with the Scarborough Board of Education, where he served as Vice-Chair. With a young family and a move to Pickering,...

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Posted On Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Almost-Epic1-sm The fabulous four authors of the children’s series The Almost Epic Squad entertain elementary students in Port Perry
The Almost Epic Squad is a relatively new book series written by four Canadian authors, and aimed at middle-grade students. The books delve into the lives of four ordinary kids who develop some very unusual superpowers. There are four books in the series, each written by a different author, but all four books are connected and can be read in any...

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Posted On Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Norah-Marsh The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Norah Marsh to the position of Associate Director, Academic Services. 
Norah is a highly respected leader in public education with a lengthy track record of leadership, collaboration, and leveraging growth opportunities. This appointment is effective November 18, 2019. 
Most recently, Norah was the Chief Executive Officer at the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO),...

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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

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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