Moving on Up: Reminder

A reminder to all incoming grade 9’s that our annual Moving on Up: A Head Start to High School program is coming up next Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The registration form and details for the program were mailed in June, but if you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time!

Either complete the form linked above and fax it to 416-393-0577 or phone guidance at 416-393-0620 extension 20040 to give the information over the phone.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Student’s Choice: Next Year’s Agenda

We have some wonderful submissions for next year’s agenda from Mr. Wilson and Ms. Neub’s art classes. Traditionally students would submit their artwork for selection by school staff. This year, we want to invite students to choose their agenda cover from four outstanding options.

You can vote* here: or use the embedded form below.

*Please note that to vote you must be signed in to your TDSB account – your information is not collected, it is used by the system to ensure that there is only 1 vote cast per student.

Polls will close Monday June 19 at 3:00 pm.


Final School Council Meeting for 2016-2017

To all of our Danforth CTI Families

How the school year has flown by!  It is hard to believe that our students are currently in the midst of culminating activities and exam preparation before heading into a much anticipated summer break.  We will also be graduating the 2016-2017 class at our Commencement Ceremony on Thursday June 29th which is always a wonderful celebration of the many accomplishments of our Danforth CTI students.

Even though we are only days away from the end of the school year, there are still some events to look ahead to.  You will find attached a copy of the agenda for our final school council meeting which will take place on Wednesday June 7th from 7 until 9 p.m.  In addition to the usual council business, this meeting will also be the start of a conversation about the option of Danforth CTI moving to a semestered system for the 2018-2019 school year.  Our administrative team is very interested in having input from our families with respect to this issue and so this will be the main focus of our upcoming council meeting.  You are all encouraged to attend and have a voice in this process.  In order to ensure that we have sufficient space to accommodate all of those who wish to attend (not to mention enough refreshments), we would ask that you please register your intention to attend on the school council website.

Our school council will also be hosting a workshop for incoming Grade 9 parents as part of the Moving On Up programme.  The date for this will be Tuesday August 29th 2017 and we would invite any of our current parents to please indicate their interest in participating in the workshop.  It is an opportunity for those of us who have gained a little experience as parents of a high school student to share our observations and insights with new parents to the school.

A couple of reminders for parents with respect to these final weeks:

  • Exams will begin on Monday June 12th. All of your students should have received their personal exam schedules which you might want to get a copy of so as to give your students gentle reminders and encouragement.
  • Monday June 26th is Final Marks day. Staff will be available in the cafeteria for students to return textbooks and check on their final grades.  Final report cards will be mailed home.

In September, we will be welcoming the Greenwood School to the Danforth CTI building.  This is an exciting time for the staff and students from both schools as it provides us with an opportunity to create a unique community hub where through collaboration and sharing of ideas, all of our students will enjoy truly enriched learning experiences.

On behalf of the school council, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks not just to the staff and administration who are truly engaged partners in our students’ learning but also to all of our families who have supported council initiatives this past year.  We had a wonderful turn out to the workshop series that we hosted in collaboration with Integra and the Child Development Institute and are hoping to bring another series to you through the 2017-2018 school year.  We were encouraged by the number of families joining us at council meetings which really is a unique opportunity to participate and have a voice in your student’s learning experiences.  We hope to see you again next year and invite you to consider playing a more active role on council.

Enjoy the summer and we look forward to seeing you all back in September for another school year.

Alisa Metcalfe on Behalf of the Danforth CTI School Council.


Mental Health Education Workshop for Parents and Caregivers

Central Toronto Youth Services is putting on a two-part mental health workshop for parents and caregivers.

Workshop 1: Wednesday, June 14; from 7-9PM

  • understand factors that influence mental wellness and mental unwellness
  • understand how to help your youth navigate the mental health system

Workshop 2: Wednesday, June 21; from 7-9PM

  • learn skills for building healthy relationships with your youth
  • learn skills for communicating across challenging emotional experiences

See the flyer for more details:

Parent-Caregiver Workshops @ CTYS

Local Summer School

Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute is proud to announce that we will again be running a local summer school program run by DCTI staff for the direct benefit of DCTI students.

This year’s program will include:

  • A non-credit literacy and numeracy program for grade 8 students entering grade 9 in September 2017.
  • A credit recovery program for students who have been unsuccessful in a grade 9 or 10 compulsory course.
  • A dual credit program for students 16 years of age and older offered in conjunction with George Brown College that will allow students to get a taste of college life. Students will earn a GWL3O credit along with an Introduction to Psychology course taught by a GBC Instructor.

You can review the application and program details here:

Coed Volleyball Quarterfinal Champions!

A big shout out to the coed team for beating a very solid Harbord squad in 5 sets. Thanks to the awesome fan support, you definitely made a huge difference!  The team now plays Lawrence Park in the semi finals.

Rethink the Box 2017

On Thursday May 11th a team of Grade 10 students from Ms Tevlin’s and Mr Weight’s Engineering Design classes participated in the first annual Rethink the Box Challenge where they had to enhance a human ability. The team wowed the judges with not only their design, but also their teamwork and communication skills. Well done Danforth. We are looking forward to defending our title at the competition next year.