Toronto District School Board
Skip to main content
Toronto District School Board
Icon - Find Your School  Find Your School|New to Canada|Policies|Media
About Us|Staff|Employment|Leadership|Contact Us
Close Window X

Google Translate Limitations Disclaimer

The electronic translation service on the Toronto District School Board website is hosted by Google Translate, a third party service. The TDSB does not guarantee or warrant the reliability, accuracy or completeness of any translated information.

The quality of the translation will vary in some of the languages offered by Google. Google Translate is a free service and currently offers translation in over 100 languages, but does not capture all languages or dialects.

The basic translation goal is to capture the general intention of the original English material. Before you act on translated information, we encourage you to confirm any facts that are important to you or may affect any decisions you make.

The Toronto District School Board is committed to equity and community engagement, and by providing this tool, we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English.

Google Translate Frequently Asked Questions

Hockey Hero Honoured at Jesse Ketchum PS 

Hockey Hero Honoured at Jesse Ketchum PS 

Monday, January 22, 2018
Categories: Great Things, School Web Stories

Toronto loves its hockey heroes, and students at Jesse Ketchum PS are no exception. The Toronto Maple Leafs organization recently presented a banner that once hung at Air Canada Centre to Principal Elizabeth Holmes, and assembled staff and students. The banner depicts Charlie Conacher, NHL hall of famer and arguably the Leafs’ first superstar, who attended the mid-town school as a young child.

On Opening Night 2016, the Maple Leafs unveiled new banners that now hang in Air Canada Centre and pay tribute to the players that have had their numbers retired, including Conacher. A plan was developed to have the 18 original Air Canada Centre banners delivered to the towns that these players called home. Jesse Ketchum PS was selected as the preferred location for the Conacher banner.

Like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jesse Ketchum PS has been part of the fabric of the city for a very long time. “And like the Leafs, our school is all about community,” said Principal Holmes. “That’s why this event was so important for us. It recognizes the importance of community and how our school and our community helped to shape Charlie into not just the great player that he was, but also the person that he was,” Holmes continued. “That’s what we do as schools: help young people to be the best they can be, both inside the classroom and outside it.” 

Conacher went on to be known for his booming shot and scoring prowess. “The Big Bomber” tallied a league-best 31 goals in 1930-31, just his second full season with the Leafs. At the time he was 21 years old and formed part of the Leafs’ famous “Kid Line,” along with Joe Primeau and former Toronto Marlies’ teammate Harvey “Busher” Jackson. Conacher would go on to lead the NHL in goals four more times during his career, which also included a Stanley Cup, all-star selections, and the Leaf captaincy. Perhaps most notably, for a number of years following his death, the Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award was presented annually to an NHL player recognized for outstanding contribution to humanitarian or community service projects.

Today, Jesse Ketchum PS is home to about 450 students, whose cultural backgrounds represent countries from all over the world. What has remained constant at the school over the many years is an unfailing commitment to community, and to working together as a team to achieve success, just like the Leafs. 


Charlie Conacher Banner

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
© 2014 Toronto District School Board  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy   |  CASL