Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Announcements

Hot of the presses..the following 3 students have won their categories at the Skills Ontario Competition in Kitchener and will be travelling to the Nationals in Vancouver, B.C. to represent Danforth and the province – Carli Roye – Gold – Baking; Catherine Mathewson – Gold – Auto Body Painting; Tony Teng – Auto Collision Repair.  More to come!  Congratulations to them and all of the participants from Danforth.      C. Sutton

Music students who are performing at the XhibitArt Show opening will meet in Room B66, the Music Room, at 3:05 p.m. today.  J. Cheesman

The Anime Club meets today in Room B02.  V. Kee

The Danforth Table Tennis team continues its journey to the championships with a clear victory of 7 to 5 over North Toronto CI.  Great performances from key players, David Yang, Tony Ye and Al Murray.  H. Kwan

A reminder for students registered for the Asian Heritage Month Secondary Symposium tomorrow!  We will be leaving from the school at 8:20 a.m.            H. Kwan

There will be a Prom Committee meeting this Thursday at lunch in Room C43.  See you there!  J. Panagiotakakos

If you have not returned your green form for Prom and picked up your Prom ticket, please do so immediately.  J. Panagiotakakos

The Boys Baseball team battled hard yesterday against 2 good teams and managed an 8 to 8 tie against UTS in the blistering heat.  Good work guys.             T. Fisher

All candidates running for the 2013/2014 Student Council are required to check in with Mr. Weight today at lunch in Room C03 or C03A.  P. Weight

Kids Help Phone Canada’s only toll-free, national, bilingual, phone and web counseling, referral and information service for children and youth.  They provide immediate anonymous and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Kids Help Phone helps Canadian kids in need.  You can go to or call 1-800-668-6868.  Brochures are available in Guidance, Room A12 or from the Social Worker’s office from the main office.  Help is out there!  Tina Maestri

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Announcements

A reminder to all Careers students that there will be support sessions every Wednesday during the month of May in Room B76 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.       M. Da Silva

If you have purchased your Prom ticket and have not retrieved your green form, please do so immediately!  J. Panagiotakakos

Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life:  social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental.  Reaching a balance is a learning process.  At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again.  One way you can regain balance is to share humour.  Life often gets too serious, so when you hear or see something that makes you smile or laugh, share it with someone you know.  A little humour can go a long way to keeping us mentally fit!  Exercise!  Regular physical activity improves psychological well-being and can reduce depression and anxiety.  Joining a sports team or a gym can also reduce loneliness, since it connect you with a new set of people sharing a common goal.  Make it a goal today to share something funny with a friend and to exercise your body and mind.  Teachers are reminded of the “Lunch or Learn” in Room B20.  T. Maestri

Students going on the Art Hop gallery field trip are reminded to hand in their field trip forms to Ms. Neub or Ms. Jokinen ASAP (the trip is this Friday!!).       T. Neub

Stage Crew is cancelled this Wednesday.  Please come and see the XhibitArt13 show instead.  T. Neub

XhibitArt13, the senior visual art student’s gallery exhibition, opens tomorrow and admission is FREE!!  Come out and see all of the amazing artwork in a professional gallery setting.  Opening event is tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.  T. Neub

The Coed Volleyball team would like to thank everyone who contributed this past Friday to make our tournament a huge success.  The feedback from all the coaches and teams in attendance was nothing but positive.  This would not have been possible without the many volunteers as well as support from our administration and staff.  The tournament resulted in some very competitive volleyball by day’s end.  Our Danforth team played strong during regular pool play will stellar performances by all.  Despite some fierce competition, Danforth persevered and fought hard during both the semi’s and finals with Danforth ending up victorious and overall tournament winners.  Congratulations to the team!  M. Graul and J. Caputo

In other volleyball news the Coed team returned to regular season action last night visiting Lawrence Park CI.  The team rallied from behind to fight off a 2 set point advantage.  Congratulations team on a very well earned victory.  J. Caputo

Monday, May 6, 2013 Announcements

A reminder to all those that are completing a Student Council Election package that they are due today at 3:00 p.m. in Room C03.  For those that have already submitted the package, you are still required to be in Room C03 at 3:00 p.m. to go over the campaign rules and regulations.  P. Weight

This is a reminder to all students going on the Skills Canada trip to Waterloo to meet in the main foyer at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.  Don’t be late!  C. Sutton

The Jazz Band meets today at 3:05 p.m.  J. Cheesman

Do you need extra?  We are happy to announce that the LAWS homework has started up again.  It is now offered during lunch in Room B34 every Monday.  Free tutoring in all subjects.  Come out to Room B34 starting today.  T. Maestri

This week is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  It is estimated that about 1 in 5 Ontario children under the age of 19 suffers from a mental, emotional or behavioural disorder which is severe enough to seriously affect thier daily functioning at home, school or within the community.  Everyone in Ontario is affected by mental illness.  Twenty percent are directly affected by mental illness during their lifetime, while the remaining 80% are indirectly affected through family, friends and colleagues.  Mental health is important to us all and this week, we will be learning more about what mental health is and isn’t, what you can do to keep mentally healthy and what to do when you or someone you care about needs help.  Come by the front foyer today at lunch to talk about Mental Health!  T. Maestri

Parent Workshop, May 22, 2013 @ 6:30 p.m.

 Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute in Partnership with Youthdale Treatment Centres & Social Work Services             

Presents Dr. Kate Cochrane on May 22, 2013.


This is an interactive evening for parents.

The discussion will address:

  • Why adolescence is a critical (and potentially dangerous) time in development with respect to aggression and violence?
  • It will describe and briefly explore a number of different kinds of aggression faced by youth in the community including: sexual harassment, bullying, dating aggression, relational aggression, cyber-bullying and more!
  • We will look at some important gender differences (and similarities) in youth aggression.  
  • Audience questions and participation will be welcomed.


This event will take place in the school auditorium-800 Greenwood Ave. 

There will be light refreshments at 6:30 & the presenter will begin at 7pm.

Please call Anita Filice @ 416-996-3659 to register.

Friday, May 3, 2013 Announcements

The Jazz Band is meeting today at 3:05 p.m. in Room B66, the Music Room.        J. Cheesman

Congratulations to the Girl’s Soccer team for their win against North Toronto C.I.  The team had an amazing defence, hardly letting any shots through, and an offence that had great chemistry and passing abilities.  Great job girls!                    R. Cranswick

What’s up Diggity Dawgs!  We have 15 Prom tickets left for the night of your life!  Come to Room B06 today to buy your ticket.  It’ll be off the hook yo!  Remember……don’t hate….celebrate!  A. Lajeunesse


Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Jazz Band is meeting tomorrow, Friday, at 3:05 p.m. in the Music Room.      J. Cheesman

Join us at Meditation Circle today at the beginning of lunch in Room A11 for 20 minutes of instruction and practice.  P. Porteous

The Danforth Table Tennis team defeated York Mills 8 to 3 yesterday in a complete team effort.  Up next, we face North Toronto in a semi-final!  Remember team…….practice tomorrow.  H. Kwan

There will be a mandatory meeting today at the beginning of lunch in Room A28 for all volunteers signed up to help with the Co-ed Volleyball Tournament tomorrow.  All team members are also expected to attend for a quick meeting.  Thank you.  J. Caputo & M. Graul

Grads!!!  Please ensure to sign up on the grad gown list in the Main Office, so that we can ensure that you have a gown rented for graduation.  J.P. Bernier

Florescent Friday is tomorrow.  Shine bright like a diamond!!  R. Cranswick

The Boy’s Baseball team suffered 2 disappointing losses yesterday to Central Tech and Central Commerce.  The look forward to improving their game next Tuesday against UTS and Harbord.  P. Saweczko

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Announcements

The Jazz Band will meet on Friday at 3:30 p.m.  It is imperative that all members attend.  J. Cheesman

The Anime Club meets today in Room B02.  V. Kee

Meditation Cirle!  Feeling stressed?  Anxious?  Join us for 20 minutes of meditation instuction and practice at the beginning of lunch tomorrow in Room A11.  See Ms. Porteous in Room A11 or the Library if you have any questions.    P. Porteous

There are still a few Prom tickets left – if you still need one, please see Ms. Lajeunesse in Room B06 or Ms. Panagiotakakos in Room C43.                                  J. Panagiotakakos

Congratulations to the team of Carli Roye and Theo Sampson who won the gold medal and scholarship at the Georgian College 10th Annual High School Invitational yesterday.  Mitch Neadles and Uel Cruz won the bronze medal in Culinary Arts,.  Honourable mention went to Nicole Clarke and Abagail Kataoka in the Baking Category.  C. Sutton