Announcements for Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Attention Grade 10’s and 11’s!  The Literacy Boost is cancelled today. It will be tomorrow at lunch in Room B75. Pizza will be provided!
Junior boys Basketball team!  Please hand in your jerseys to Tracy as soon as possible.
Knitting Club!   Interested in learning how to knit!!! Come and join the club on every Day 1 Tuesday or Wednesday in Room B60. The first club group meets on Feb 22, in Room B60 with Ms. Somani. Please see Mrs. Somani for signing up as the spaces may be limited.
There will be a Wind Ensemble rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. Any students who play a band instrument and can read music are welcome to join!
The Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball teams lost yesterday to Rosedale. Great effort by all team members.
Cafeteria special today is chicken or vegetarian biryani served with fresh seasonal local veggies.

Announcements for Monday, January 30, 2017

Gym Scheduling Meeting for February
today in Room A11 at 11:40 am.
Danforth Hawks Varsity Hockey!
Game tomorrow Tuesday January 31, 2017 vs Northern at Ted Reeve
game is at 1:00 pm dismissal at 11:25 am.
There is a Girls’ Book Club meeting today at lunch in Room B30.
The Junior Girls Volleyball team is released at 2:15 for their game vs Rosedale in the North Gym. All staff and students are welcome to attend 3:00 pm start time . Senior game to follow at 4:15.
Please note that just for this week the Literacy Boost will be on Wednesday, Fabruary 1st in B75. Pizza will be provided as usual.
There will be a practice for the Senior Boys Basketball team afterschool in the South Gym.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today in Room B82, the Wrestling Room. Be on time….see you there.
Cafeteria Special today! Spaghetti with zesty tomato sauce served with meatballs and a garden salad for $5.00.

Announcements for Thursday, January 26, 2017

Girls’ Book Club will meet on Thursday this week during lunch in B30.
The student cafeteria will be closed today. Those students on the lunch program please report to the cafeteria servery as usual.
Badminton tryouts are today after school in the North Gym. please bring your completed tryout forms.
Please come out to the Danforth Queer Gay Straight Alliance meeting today at lunch in room C43. Everyone welcome!

Announcements for Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Badminton team tryout forms and schedule is posted outside Room y02. The first try out is this Thursday at 3:15 p.m. in the North Gym. Forms must be completed if you want to try out.
Senior Boys Basketball team practice in the South Gym after school.
Cafeteria special today is Crispy panko breaded sole served with oven roasted potatoes and creamy coleslaw.
All students involved in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class with Officer Forde, please come out to this Friday’s training session at lunch. Please be on time.
Café Français is cancelled this Friday. Please join us again next Friday at the beginning of lunch for half an hour of French conversation.
If your interested in helping with the Junior or Senior Girl’s Volleyball Tournament next week please come to room A-28 at the beginning of lunch for a quick meeting.
There is a practise today at 3:10 p.m. in North Gym for all Senior and Junior Girl’s Volleyball Players.
Girls’ Book Club will meet on Thursday this week during lunch in B30.

Announcements for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Grade 10 and Grade 11 second time Literacy Test writers come to the Literary Boost, at lunch, today, in Rm. B75. Pizza will be served.
The Junior Boys Basketball team will be excused at 2:30 p.m. today for their game.
There will be a Wind Ensemble rehearsal today at lunch in the music room. All band instrumentalists who can read music are welcome.
Badminton team tryout forms and schedule are posted outside Room  Y02. The first try out is this Thursday at 3;15 p.m. in the North Gym. Forms must be completed if you want to try out.
Attention all grads!!! Please ensure that you have gone on-line to book your grad photos ASAP. If you are having difficulties navigating the system, please see J.P. in the Main Office and he will help you.
Cafeteria special today is chicken tikka maasala served with coconut basmati rice and fresh, seasonal, local veggies.

Announcements for Monday, January 23, 2017

There is a Junior Boys Basketball practice afterschool today in the North Gym.  T. Niven
Archery Club has been cancelled today due to a last minute meeting.      T. Beardwood
All students interested in trying out for this years Badminton Team, please see the information board posted outside Room Y2, the Physical Education Office.  T. Beardwood
Queer Gay Straight Alliance meeting today in Room C43.  Everyone interested please attend and bring your lunch.  C. Bickle
Cafeteria special today is tomato pasta and cheese bake served with a garden salad.
There will be a Junior and Senior Girls Volleyball practise after school in the North Gym.  M. Graul

School Relocation: Greenwood SS to Danforth CTI

 

 Questions and Answers

SCHOOL RELOCATION: Greenwood Secondary School to Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

 January 20, 2017

  1. When will Greenwood Secondary School (SS) be moving into Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute (CTI)?

 Greenwood SS will be moving into the Danforth CTI building in September 2017.

  1. Why will the school be relocated?

The relocation was approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2016, following a Pupil Accommodation Review (PARC). To learn more about this process, please visit:
http://www.tdsb.on.ca/aboutus/strategyplanning/communityinvolvement.aspx?id=84

  1. Will Greenwood programming be impacted by the change in space?

Greenwood programming will not be impacted by the change in space.   Greenwood students will have their own separate space within the Danforth building.  Greenwood will offer its current programs and services in the new site.

  1. Can you tell me a little bit about Greenwood SS?

Greenwood SS is a school for students who are new to Canada that offers intensive English as a Second Language programming along with specialized support for students and their families as they settle into their new life. The school helps prepare students to move to their community high school and complete the necessary credits to earn their diploma.  Greenwood SS has 240 students and is projected to maintain that number in the next few years.

  1. Can you tell me a little bit about Danforth CTI?

Danforth CTI is a composite and specialized Math, Science and Technology school.  The school motto is “We learn by doing”. Students have access to a wide selection of innovative courses, offered in a caring, encouraging and inclusive atmosphere. The school has a large auditorium, three gyms, an outdoor playing field and athletic facilities. Danforth CTI is easily accessible through public transportation.

  1. What is the Greenwood/Danforth Transition Committee?

 The committee is made-up of students, parents, school administrators and staff from both schools, formed to discuss implementation steps to ensure a successful transition for students at both schools.

  1. What are the next steps for the Greenwood/Danforth Transition Team?

The committee has scheduled their next meeting in February to plan staff and student council meetings/presentations, organize joint activities and events, and tours of the Danforth building for Greenwood students.

  1. Are you planning any construction work to accommodate Greenwood? When will it take place?

In order to accommodate Greenwood students, the TDSB is planning to renovate some classrooms.  There will also be a new Greenwood library and dedicated cafeteria space to reinforce the character and identity of Greenwood SS within the new space.

 

                  Projected Timelines

 

Review of room allocation and scope of  work needed at Danforth building January 2017

 

Tender process:  Invitation for bids (construction project) March 2017
Site Preparation June – July 2017
Construction July – August 2017
Moving August 2017
Greenwood successfully relocated September 2017

 

  1. Will Greenwood have its own administrator?

Yes.  Greenwood SS will have its own dedicated school administrator.

  1. Will the transition result in changes to the Danforth/Greenwood school calendar?

There are no changes planned to the school calendars for 2017 – 2018 school year.  Danforth will continue to operate as a term school, and Greenwood will continue to be semestered.

  1. How can I get up-to-date information?

We will update students and parents as information becomes available. Please check the Greenwood and Danforth  school websites for additional information. If you have any questions please feel free to speak with the school administrators.

Questions and Answers (printable)

TDSB PARC website

Community Submitted Questions

(Updated May 29, 2017)

 

  • How many students are coming to Danforth from Greenwood SS?

    Approximately 300 students will be making the transition from the 24 Mountjoy Ave. location to the new location for Greenwood SS within the Danforth CTI school building at 800 Greenwood Ave.
  • Why is this happening?

    When the Pupil Accommodation Review process was conducted (see question #2 for information on the PARC), it was determined that TDSB school buildings in the area had excess space. The Danforth CTI building has a capacity of approximately 2200 students, but has under 900 currently registered. Even with the addition of 300 students coming as a part of Greenwood SS, there will still be significant space available within the 800 Greenwood building.
  • Will my child’s education be affected?

    There are significant resources being put into ensuring that educational experiences for students will not be negatively impacted. All rooms that will be occupied by Greenwood SS in 2017-2018 are being renovated to ensure that they meet the needs of Greenwood staff, students, and community partners. Within Danforth CTI, rooms affected by the move are also being “fit-up” with fresh paint, repairs, and furniture as needed for the programs now offered there.  As discussed by the transition committee, there are even opportunities for collaboration between the two schools that may result in more opportunities for students to participate in co-curricular activities and combined school / community events.
  • Is the school still in the same location or is it being switched, is Greenwood joining Danforth?

    Greenwood SS will be moving from the location at 24 Mountjoy Ave to the 800 Greenwood Ave location currently occupied by Danforth CTI. Both schools will continue to operate separately within the same building.

 

 

Announcements for Friday, January 20, 2017

Cafeteria is beginning to sell Pizza Pizza by the slice today so come down and enjoy. Also sizzling hot special for the day is lentil sweet potato stew served with basmati rice and a garden salad.
There will be a meeting for Danforth Ambassadors today at lunch in room B20 to discuss tomorrow’s MaST Entrance Exam. Only those Ambassadors who have signed up, or who wish to sign up, need attend.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is cancelled today!

Announcements for Thursday, January 19, 2017

Student Success Day is this Thursday January 19 from 1-3pm. Teachers will be available all afternoon to provide extra help and allow time for students to catch up on work before the Term 2 report cards. Everyone is strongly encouraged to find out their progress in each class and come Thursday afternoon to Student Success Day! Everyone who participates gets a chance to win a movie package for 2.    C. Bickle
Attention junior boys basketball team….there is a brief meeting on Friday at the beginning of lunch at room B70.   T. Niven
Tomorrow is the last day to purchase semi-formal tickets.  All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.  D. Jackson

Announcements for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Student Success Day is this Thursday January 19 from 1-3pm. Teachers will be available all afternoon to provide extra help and allow time for students to catch up on work before the Term 2 report cards. Everyone is strongly encouraged to find out their progress in each class and come Thursday afternoon to Student Success Day! Everyone who participates gets a chance to win a movie package for 2.  C. Bickle
Cafeteria special today is cabbage roll casserole served with a garden salad for $5.00.
Semi-formal tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.  D. Jackson