Announcements for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In honour and recognition of Black History Month, today in Room C33 there will be a Caribbean lunch provided.  Sadiyah Patel will also facilitate a workshop.  Everyone is welcome.  D. Liarakos

Note to teachers!  Please excuse the members of the Senior Boys Basketball team at 2:45 p.m. today for their quarter final game in the North Gym.  T. Smith

Are you stressed out about the upcoming Literacy test?  Do you have trouble dealing with stress in general?  Then mindfulness meditation may be right for you!  Meditation promotes relaxation and busts stress.  To see what this is all about, come join Ms. Filice and Ms. Porteous for Mindfulness Wednesdays in Room A12 today at 11:30 a.m.  P. Porteous

This is a reminder that there is an Aboriginals and Allies Club lunch today in Room C46 at 11:30 a.m.  See you there!  M. Huycke

Glee Club is meeting today at 11:40 a.m. in Room B66.  J. Cheesman

Intramural Ball Hockey info is posted outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office.  All students interested should read the posting.  T. Beardwood

Want to learn all about the science behind answering multiple choice questions?  Do you find graphic texts confusing and disorganized?  Attend the Literacy Test Takedown sessions today after school in Room B08.  Come out for literacy practice, food and prizes!  We hope to see you there!  J. Vetsis

The Senior Boys Basketball team will play a quarter final game against Ursula Franklin CI at Danforth in the North Gym today at 3:30 p.m.  Come and support your team!  B. Mackay

 

Announcements for Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Why not brighten up somebody’s day by buying a candy gram flower from the Prom Committee which will be delivered in class.  Candy grams are being sold all week, at lunch, in the front foyer.  Roses are limited – so hurry and purchase yours now before they’re gone!  J. Vetsis

Congratulations to the Danforth Swim team on their efforts yesterday at the Regional Swim Meet.  The team beat many personal best times and performed well under pressure.  We have at least one swimmer moving onto the City Finals on Tuesday of next week.  Swimmers listen to announcements for results of yesterday’s meet.  R. Cranswick

One final reminder for students of the mandatory February 11th PLAR Information/Orientation Session at Earl Haig SS.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  T. Maestri

A reminder to all students who signed up for our lunch and learn workshop today.  Please come to the Auditorium at the beginning of lunch.  The presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m.  J. Romani

To all Junior Boys Basketball players!  Please see Mr. Nizich at lunch in the Weight Room today.  K. Nizich

African Heritage Month Announcement!  Malcolm X, the activist and outspoken public voice of the Black Muslim faith, challenged the mainstream civil rights movement and the nonviolent pursuit of integration championed by Martin Luther King Jr.  He urged followers to defend themselves against white aggression “by any means necessary.”  Born Malcolm Little, he changed his last name to “X” to signify his rejection of his “slave” name.  Charismatic and eloquent, Malcolm became an influential leader of the Nation of Islam, which combined Islam with black nationalism and sought to encourage and enfranchise disadvantaged young blacks searching for confidence in segregated America.  After Malcolm X’s death in 1965, his bestselling book “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” popularized his ideas, particularly, among black youth, and laid the foundation for the Black Panther movement of the late 1960’s and 1970’s.  L. Williams

This week Glee Club will meet tomorrow, Wednesday at 11:35 a.m. in Room B66.  J. Cheesman

Intramural Ball Hockey info is posted outside Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office.  Please read the information posted.  Team lists are due next week.                         T. Beardwood

Boys Hockey!  The boys play Western Tech today at 2:00 p.m.  Dismissal is at 12:00 noon.  J. Vidovich

Students who are interested in playing for the Danforth Table Tennis team can pick up permission forms at lunch today in Room C01.  H. Kwan

Did you know that 1 in 5 Canadians suffer from a mental illness?  And 70% of mental health issues begin in childhood and adolescence .  If you’re interested in mental health awareness come to Room A12 at lunch to meet the “Champions of the Mind”, to chill in a quiet setting and to find out about mental health and well being.  T. Maestri

A reminder to all “Champions of the Mind” committee members of our important meeting tomorrow, Wednesday at the beginning of lunch in the Guidance Office.  J. Romani

The Senior Boys Basketball team will play a quarter final matchup against Ursula Franklin at Danforth in the North Gym tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.  Come and cheer on the team!  B. Mackay

Hey, hey, hey!  Stressing about the OSSLT test!  No need!  Boost your confidence and ability and attend the Literacy Boost Club every Tuesday at lunch in Room B75 in Ms. Angeli’s room.   Pizza will be provided!  S. Bain

A reminder to Mrs. Dixon’s Grade 10 and 11 Dance students.  There is a rehearsal today, after school, in the Dance Studio.  Be on time.  E. Dixon

A big shout out to the Senior Girls Volleyball team on their big win at home yesterday in quarter final action.  The team battled Harbord CI and beat them with outstanding play and hustle.  Next playoff game is to be determined.  Thanks.  M. Graul

 

Announcements for Monday, February 9, 2014

The Intramural Hockey info is posted outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office.  All students interested in playing, should fully read the posting.  This is the last week for Intramural Volleyball.  T. Beardwood

There will be an Aboriginals and Allies Club lunch meeting this Wednesday, February 11th in Room C46.  See you there!  M. Huycke

A quick announcement for “Champions of the Mind”.  Come to Room A12 at lunch to discuss mental health and learn about different resources.  We are also open to students if you just want to come hang out and relax.  Please note that this is a quiet room.  J. Romani

A reminder to students of our lunch and learn workshop tomorrow in the Auditorium at 11:30 a.m.  Come find out about college and university pathways as well as “bridging” programs.  Lunch will be provided.  You must sign up in the Guidance Office.  J. Romani

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Why no brighten up somebody’s day by buying a candy gram flower from the Prom Committee which will be delivered in class.  Candy grams are being sold all week, at lunch, in the front foyer.  Roses are limited – so hurry and purchase yours now before they’re gone.  J. Vetsis

 

Announcements for Friday, February 6, 2015

Any Grade 11 students interested in coming to a workshop on Tuesday, February 10th at lunch that will explore the differences between college and university pathways and look at “bridging” programs, please come sign up in the Guidance Office.  J. Romani

Champions of the Mind!!  Today’s brief meeting will take place in Guidance at the beginning of lunch.  J. Romani

The Danforth Christian Fellowship will be brainstorming ideas for a service project to serve the school, the community and beyond.  If you are interested in making a difference and contributing to those around you, come out and join the brainstorming session today at lunch in Room B41.  Old and new members are welcome!  Volunteer hours can be earned if the project takes off!  J. Chan

Leadership opportunity!!  Grade 9 and 10 students interested in representing Danforth at a TDSB Leadership Retreat in March are encouraged to pick up an application form from Ms. Slywynska.  Forms are due today!  I. Slywynska

Come to the Japanese Culture Club and experience the elevating work of “The Last Samurai”.  See you there!  A. Ravera

Intramural Floor Hockey team sign up forms will be posted outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office today at lunch.  T. Beardwood

Junior Girls Volleyball practice in the South Gym after school today.  Be there!  S. Thomason

The Glee Club is meeting today at lunch time.  See you at 11:40 a.m. in Room B66.  J. Cheesman

Please dismiss the Senior Boys Basketball team at 2:15 p.m. for their playoff game today at 3:00 p.m. in the North Gym.  T. Smith

 

Announcements for Thursday, February 5, 2015

African Heritage Month Announcement!  Rosa Parks – By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, city bus in 1955.  On December 5th Parks was found guilty of violating segregation laws, given a suspended sentence and fined $10.00 plus an additional $4.00 in court costs.  Black seamstress Rosa Parks (1913-2005) helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States.  The leaders of the local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Rosa Parks was convicted of violating the segregation laws.  Led by a young Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year, during which Rosa Parks not coincidentally lost her job – and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.  Over the next half-century, Rosa Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation.  L. Williams

Leadership opportunity!!  Grade 9 and 10 students interested in representing Danforth at a TDSB Leadership Retreat in March are encouraged to pick-up an application form from Miss Slywynska.  Forms are due this Friday.  I. Slywynska

DECA Competition finalists should meet Mr. Richards in Room B60 at lunchtime today.  I. Richards

The Danforth Christian Fellowship will be brainstorming ideas for a service project to serve the school, the community and beyond.  If you are interested in making a difference and contributing to those around you, come out and join the brainstorming session this Friday at lunch in Room B41.  Old and new members are welcome!  Volunteer hours can be earned if the project takes off!!  F. Cheung

Students interested in trying out for the Danforth Table Tennis team are asked to meet after school outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office.  Permission forms will be distributed.  H. Kwan

Badminton Club is cancelled today.  Sorry!  See you on Monday.  R. Tevlin

Any Grade 11 students interested in coming to a workshop on Tuesday, February 1oth at lunch that will explore the difference between college and university pathways and look at “bridging” programs, please sign up in the Guidance Office.  J. Romani

There will be an important meeting for the Senior Boys Basketball team at 12:00 noon in Room B70.  T. Smith

“Shakesperience” pre-workshop meeting (mandatory for all participants) is today at 12:15 p.m. in Room B65.  Be there!  T. Neub

Announcements for Wedesday, February 4, 2015

A message from your Library!  Do you have an assignment to research or need your manga fix?  There will be no book sign-out or renewal on Monday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 10th while our new circulation system is set up.  You may return books.  Make sure you sign out the books you want this week.            B. Mackay

Today is the launch of Black History Month in the front foyer.  Please drop by in support and recognition of African Heritage Month.  Let’s stand united Danforth!  D. Liarakos

There will be a brief meeting for the Swim team today after school outside of Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office, regarding the Regional Swim Meet on Monday.  R. Cranswick

Shakesperience Pre-workshop meeting, mandatory for all participants, on Thursday, February 5th at 12:15 p.m. in Room B65.  Be there.  T. Neub

Attention all Table Tennis players at Danforth!  Master Kwan is looking for a few good players for our school team.  Competition starts in March but tryouts begin next week.  Pick up your tryout form this Thursday after school in Room Y02, the Phys Ed Office.  H. Kwan

Announcements for Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Stressing about the OSSLT test?  No need!!  Attend the Literacy Boost Club in Room B75 every Tuesday!  Pizza provided!  S. Bain

There will be an Archery practice for beginning archers today at 3:20 p.m. in the South Gym.  G. Wilson

Black History Month Announcement!  Nelson Mandela: the South African activist and former president helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights.  A member of the African National Congress party beginning in the 1940’s, he was a leader of both peaceful protests and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South Africa.  His actions landed him in prison for nearly 3 decades and made him the face of the antiapartheid movement both within his country and internationally.  In 1994 he became the first black president of South Africa, forming a multiethnic government to oversee the country’s transition.  After retiring from politics in 1999, he remained a devoted champion for peace and social justice in his own nation and around the world until his death in 2013 at the age of 95.  L. Williams

Attention all Junior Boys Basketball players!  You are to be dismissed at 1:20 p.m. today to go to your game at Marc Garneau CI.  Please meet Mr. Nizich in front of Room Y02, the Phys Ed office and wait on the benches if he is not there yet.  K. Nizich

 

Annoucements for Monday, February 2, 2015

Attention Junior Girls Volleyball players!  Your game today has been postponed to tomorrow.  You will play here tomorrow in the North Gym.  R. Cranswick

Attention Swim Team!  The meet today has been cancelled due to weather.  Listen to announcements for the reschedule date.  R. Cranswick

The Pathways Program representative is absent today and the downtown office is cl0sed.  L. Crocco-Neweldass

Junior Girls Volleyball game cancelled today.  We will play tomorrow.  Same time please.  S. Thomason

Exciting Shakesperience Workshop Opportunity!  Spaces are going fast if you are interested in participating in the Romeo and Juliet Shakesperience Workshop with acclaimed actor Colm Feore!  In addition to his work on the Stratford stage, you might know Mr. Feore from his role as Laufey, King of the Frost Giants in Thor, or Donald Menken in The Amazing Spiderman 2.  He will also be playing the Dollmaker character in the upcoming TV series Gotham.  The workshop will take place on February 12th (Day 2) in the Drama Studio.  Please contact Ms. Neub if you are interested.  T. Neub

Shakesperience Pre-Workshop meeting (mandatory for all participants) on Thursday, February 5th at 12:15 p.m. in Room B65.  Be there.  T. Neub