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TDSB News

Welcome to the news source of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Canada's largest public school board.

This section includes all media releases and web stories on events at our Board.

Dear Canada: Our Home and Native Land

Dear Canada: Our Home and Native Land

Canada 150 events are happening all over the city this year. At Lawrence Heights Middle School (LHMS), a theatre production presented a unique perspective that critically examines 150 years of Confederation.  This original play is called ...
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Hallowe’en shopping trip sparks important classroom discussion

Hallowe'en is a fun event at many schools and provides opportunities for celebrations, creative activities, art programs and even impromptu lessons. For one resourceful teacher at Davisville PS, a Hallowe’en costume-shopping trip for his ...
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
All aboard at 20th Street JMS as storyteller closes African Heritage Month

All aboard at 20th Street JMS as storyteller closes African Heritage Month

To close out African Heritage Month activities at 20th Street JS, a professional storyteller visited to engage and entertain students while bringing the curriculum and social issues to life. TDSB educators and ArtsExpress and ...
Monday, February 29, 2016
Award-winning author Lawrence Hill visits Harbord CI during African Heritage Month

Award-winning author Lawrence Hill visits Harbord CI during African Heritage Month

REEL Canada screens CBC’s The Book of Negroes

On February 9, Harbord CI welcomed a very special guest to the school for an important and poignant presentation during African Heritage Month. Award-winning author Lawrence Hill visited the school to talk about his seminal work The Book of ...
Friday, February 19, 2016
John English JMS students look back in time with alumni

John English JMS students look back in time with alumni

1982 time capsule opened

Have you ever tried to predict the future?  Do you remember the goals and dreams you had when you were 12 years old?  Can you even recall those days and what was happening in the world at that time?  John English JMS had a chance ...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Northview Heights SS teacher nets prestigious national award

Northview Heights SS teacher nets prestigious national award

Katy Whitfield, a teacher at Northview Heights Secondary School, has won a Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching. The prestigious award recognizes the outstanding contributions of Canada’s history and social studies ...
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Art installation in Rexdale has students reflect on past, present, future

Art installation in Rexdale has students reflect on past, present, future

Inspiring middle school students to engage in a process of self-discovery can be challenging, but when a project comes along that has students genuinely excited to explore and participate, the results are impressive. At Humberwood Downs Junior ...
Monday, April 20, 2015
Rwandan genocide survivor shares story with Silverthorn CI students

Rwandan genocide survivor shares story with Silverthorn CI students

Emery Rutagonya was just 18 years old when Rwanda descended into horror. During the 100 days that followed, he lost most of his extended family and survived by hiding for seven weeks in the attic of a family friend who was Hutu.  Eventually ...
Monday, April 13, 2015
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