Announcements for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Chequity Club will be hosting a sale today in the front foyer at lunchtime.  Please come and check it out.  T. Fludder

Congratulations go out to the Co-ed Volleyball team who dominated Lawrence Park CI in or semi-final playoff game.  The team now plays the South Region Final at Western Tech at 3:15 p.m.  Fans are welcome to travel to Western Tech to see the game.  M. Graul

Free Drop-In Improv workshops!!  The Bad Dog Theatre will be offering a series of free drop-in improv workshops for kids aged 11 to 17.  They will take place at Story Planet (1165 Bloor St. W.) and will run on the following Saturday afternoons from 2:30-4:00 p.m; May 24th, June 7th, and June 21st.  T. Neub

Tonight’s the night!  The Massive May Music night is tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Support your fellow students.  Admission is free to students and $5.00 for adults.  J. Cheesman

Running for Student Council?  Don’t forget to submit your forms to Ms. Slywynska or Mr. Weigft by 3:00 p.m. today.  P. Weight

Announcements for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

If you are registered in Co-op for next year, please complete your application form and schedule an interview with the Co-op Department in Room B32.  Interviews are during lunch and after school.  Appointment slots are filling up so sign up ASAP.  P. Turnbull

It’s that time of year again, Danforth!!  Please help make the end of year video something special for everyone.  Drop off any photos or videos of this school year to Mr. Bryan in Studio A37.  Content must be school appropriate.  S. Bain

Massive May Music Night is Wednesday…..that’s tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.  Spring into the Auditorium and catch your fellow students as they chase down that perfect groove.  Admission is free for students and a mere $5.00 for adults.   See you tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.  J. Cheesman

Come to the North Gym after school to support the Co-ed Volleyball team in the semi-final playoff game verses Lawrence Park CI.  M. Graul

Your Danforth Girls Slo-Pitch team were up to their winning ways again yesterday and they won 16-4 over Monarch Park CI.  This is a reminder to all Girls Slo-Pitch players that they will be going to Room B37 right at the beginning of lunch to prepare for their final regular season game against North Toronto CI.  Go Red Hawks!!  A. Ravera

FORE!!  The Grade 9 MaST students are hosting Danforth’s Mini-Putt Golf today during lunch in the Math hall.  Staff and students are invited to see the creative and intricate mini-putt golf courses designed by the Grade 9 students.  Then try your putting skills and win some prizes.  R. Arenas

Announcements for Monday, May 12, 2014

Are you stressed about your exams?  You can’t make stressful events go away but you can learn to manage your reactions to them better.  Learn the skill of mindfullness which will help you relax your mind, decrease your stress level and think better.  Come today to Room A15 at the beginning of lunch for 20 minutes of mindfullness practice.  A. Filice

On Friday, our LAWS program team of Danfort CTI competed at the Mock Trial Competition hosted by the Ontaria Justice Education Network.  All the students did amazing work arguing a very difficult case but 2 students really stood out.  Andrew Goodsward won Best Defence Cross Examination and Xander Collins won Best Witness.  J. Romani

As the summer weather comes along all students are reminded to review the dress code in the agenda and to dress appropriately for school.  P. O’Dell

A reminder to all students that summer school registration begins today for full credit courses.  Please come by the Guidance office for more details.  J. Romani

This is a reminder to all Girls Slo-Pitch players that we have a meeting at the beginning of lunch to prepare for today’s game against Monarch Park CI.            A. Ravera


Announcements for Friday, May 9, 2014

Just as physcial fitness helps our bodies to stay strong, mental fitness helps us to achieve and sustain a state of good mental health.  When we are mentally healthy, we enjoy our life and environment and the people in it.  We can be creative, learn, try new things and take risks.  We are better able to cope with difficult times in our personal and school lives.  We feel the sadness and anger that can come with the death of a loved one, relationship problems and other difficult events, but in time, we are able to get with and enjoy our lives once again.  Eating well, getting enough sleep,  staying physically active and learning good ways to deal with day to day stress can help you maintain your mental health.  At noon today let’s all take a walk on our track to promote good mental health and raise awareness of mental health.  All staff and students are welcome.  T. Maestri

It’s almost here!  The Massive May Music Night is next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  Spring into the Auditorium to catch your fellow students’ quest for the perfect groove!  Admission is free for students and only $5.00 for adults!

Congratulations to Chelsea Chow for winning the “Ask a Laureate” Chemistry essay competition.  I. Durairaj

Your Girls Slo-Pitch team were in action yesterday for another double header.  The first game was against long time rivals, Jarvis CI .  Both teams played great defence!  Danforth took a 3 run lead going the final inning and with the bases loaded, managed to only give up one run and held on for a 4-2 win.  Their second game was against division leaders, Leaside CI.  Danforth proved that they could play by a 2 run lead into the bottom of the final inning.  Unfortunately the game ended in a heartbreaker play when a forced out at second base was barely missed. which resulted in a walk-off 9-8 win for Leaside.  Honourable mentions go to team captains Rachel Takacs and Chantal Bedard-Gibson.  With 2 games left and a current second place standing, your Girls Slo-Pitch Red Hawks are in a great position to make the playoffs.  Great job ladies!  A. Ravera

Congratulations to the Co-ed Volleyball team on a dominating win over Bloor CI in quarter-final playoffs.  The team now plays this Tuesday at home verses Parkdale CI or Lawrence Park CI.  Come out to support the team.  M. Graul

A reminder that there will be an Archery practice after school in the South Gym at 3:15 p.m.  G. Wilson


Announcements for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Congratulations to our Skills Ontario competitors who did an awesome job in their individual competitions.  Special congratulations go to Catherine Mathewson who won gold and continues on the the national level in June.           C. Sutton

A reminder to all graduating students who RSVP’d to the Grad Breakfast, to please meet in the Cafeteria tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m.  T. Maestri

This is an important reminder for all Girls Slo-Pitch players to meet immediately at the beginning of lunch in Room B37 to prepare for today’s double header.  A. Ravera

Congratulations again to the Girls Soccer team on another victory.  The team did a great job in the absence of our regular goalie.  Thank you to Emma and Mackenzie for stepping in……the team appreciated it.  Keep it up ladies, you’re showing great improvement.  R. Cranswick

The deadline to buy your Prom ticket is Friday at lunch.  Tickets are $80.00 and are being sold in Guidance.  D. Levogiannis

Congratulations to your Girls Softball team who started their season undefeated with a 6-6 tie against Bloor CI and bouncing Marc Garneau with a 7-0 shut out.  It was a great team effort for a very novice group.  An honourable mention goes to Starbuck Orta who played her first games and pitched incredibly well.              A. Ravera

It’s almost here!  The Massive May Music Night is next Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  Spring into the Auditorium to catch your fellow students’ quest for the perfect groove.  Admission is free for students and only $5.00 for adults.  J. Cheesman

There will be an important Archery Club meeting in Room C28 this afternoon at 3:10 p.m.  G. Wilson

Come out to support the Coed Volleyball team in their quarter final game today verses Bloor CI.  Game time is 3:15 p.m. in the North Gym.  M. Graul

Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only toll-free, bilingual, phone and web counselling, 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 1-800-668-688.  Brochures are available in Guidance, Room B07 or from the Social Worker’s office across from the Main Office.  Join us in the front foyer today at lunch to find out information from our local agencies that support mental well being.  Cupcakes will be sold for $.25 with all proceeds going the Kids Help Phone.  Help is out there!  T. Maestri

Announcement for Wednesday, May 7, 2014

This is a reminder to all Girls Slo-Pitch players to meet in Room B37 at the beginning of lunch to prepare to leave for this afternoon’s double header.            A. Ravera

A reminder to all graduating students.  Please make sure you have submitted your RSVP to the Guidance Office for the Grad Breakfast.  If you need an invitation, please come to Guidance today.  D. Levogiannis

If a friend or a family member is experiencing mental health problems, it is important that you let them know that it is okay to talk about their feeling and thoughts.  Listen and offer support rather than trying to contradict them or talk them out of it.  Let them know you care.  You can be a better friend by looking for signs and symptoms of mental illnesses and helping someone you know reach out to some of the following people: family doctor or pediatrician, teen health clinic, school counsellor or teacher, parent and other family members, psychologist/psychiatrist, social worker, Kids Help Line or an Emergency Department.  Help is out there! 

Teachers bringing classes to the Gwynne Dyer lecture today are asked to bring students to the Auditorium at the beginning of Period 4 for a 2:00 p.m. start to the lecture.  B. Heath

This is a reminder that there is an Aboriginal Club lunch today in Room C46.  See you there!  M. Huycke

If you interested in running for Student Council for the next school year, come to an information meeting on Friday, after school in Room C03.  P. Weight

Massive May Music Night!  It’s coming next Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Come check out your fellow students playing their hearts out just for you, your friends, parents and guests.  Admission is free for students and only $5.00 for adults.  See you there!  J. Cheesman


Announcements for Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Do you need to improve your level of concentration and calm before exams start?  Learn the skill of mindfulness which will help you relax your mind, decrease your stress level and think better!  Come to Room A15 at the beginning of lunch for twenty minutes of mindfulness instruction and practice.  Please see Ms. Filice in Room B16 or Ms. Porteous in the Library if you have any questions.  P. Porteous

A reminder to all teachers that the outdoor classroom can be signed out for your use at the Main Office.  Explore nature, enjoy life – Danforth EcoSchools Committee.  J. Romani

Congratulations to the Coed Volleyball on their victory over East York CI yesterday.  Outstanding play by all team members.  Our next game is this Thursday verses Bloor CI.  Game time is at 3:15 p.m.  Come out and show your support for the team.  M. Graul

Shocking news!  Chequity club will also be hoting a food drive for the next 2 weeks until May 16th.  Please bring non-perishable food items to your home rooms and the home room with the most collected item will win a pizza lunch.  All collected items will be donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank.  T. Fludder

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 directions 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.  Another way to regain balance is to 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 connects you with a new set of people sharing a common goal.  Make it a goal today to share something funny with a friend and exercise your body and mind.  At lunch today, come check out our sculpting.  Here is a healthy way to deal with mental well being.  Or drop into Room A15 at lunch to learn about mindfulness and how to cope with everyday stress.  T. Maestri

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer team on their win against Malvern CI yesterday.  Two more games to go this week.  Keep up the good work ladies.  Go Red Hawks!  R. Cranswick

Announcements for Monday, May 5, 2014

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 effect their daily functioning at home, school or within the community.  Everyone in Ontario is effected by mental illness.   Twenty percent are directly effected by mental illness during their life time, while the remaining 80% are indirectly effected 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.  Every class should have the green schedule for this week posted in their room – check out all of the events.  Come by the front foyer today at lunch as we launch Mental Health Awareness Week!  Bring a dollar to purchase a cool bracelet – all proceeds go to the Kids Help Phone.          T. Maestri

Attention SWAG students who will be going to the U of T trip tomorrow.  Meet Ms. Liarakos tomorrow at 7:50 a.m. sharp in the main foyer.  D. Liarakos

There will be an Aboriginal Club lunch this Wednesday, May 7th in Room C46.  M. Huycke

Prom tickets are for sale in Guidance until Friday.  D. Levogiannis

A reminder to Grade 11 & 12 students planning to take a full credit course at summer school.  Please attend a brief meeting in the Auditorium tomorrow after school.  T. Maestri