Science in Action


Students in Mr. Weight’s grade 9/10 science class had the challenge of separating a 3 part mixture of salt, sand and iron. Each group had a 24 gram sample and were required to separate the three substances based on the physical properties of each. Pictured here are Adam and Stephan (top) and Michael (bottom).  The winning team of Chance and Anthony recovered 75% of the original sample. Well done everybody!

Grade 9 MaST Drama in Action

Students the grade nine MaST drama class attended a performance of “My Name is Asher Lev” adapted by Aaron Posner from the novel by Chaim Potok. The class additionally participated in three workshop sessions facilitated by two wonderful artist-educators from Studio 180, focusing on themes from the play: family, tradition, culture, faith, honesty and the search for identity.

During the workshops, in addition to a number of lively discussions, the student actors were challenged to take a stand on a continuum of ideas, respond in character, and role play to justify a variety of different viewpoints. Using the techniques of improvisation, hot seating, tableaux and mime, participants explored realistic and abstract expressions of the themes and concepts in the play.

At the end of the sessions, the guest artists praised all of the students for their collectively strong active participation and collaboration, their willingness to take risks onstage and for the level of commitment and care paid to each activity they undertook. MaST Drama students your efforts continue to make DCTI proud!

Join the Province-wide Conversation About Assessment

Join the province-wide conversation about how best to improve Ontario’s approaches to classroom assessments, large-scale provincial assessments including Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments, and Ontario’s participation in pan-Canadian and international assessment programs.

Your feedback will help inform a report to be submitted by Spring 2018 to the Premier and Minister of Education providing actionable advice for student assessments in Ontario.

Participate and share your input at public engagement sessions (December 8 in Toronto) or online via survey, Twitter or webcast. Learn More at

Grade 8 Parents’ Night

Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute would like to invite all parents of Grade 8 students interested in attending our school next year to our annual Information Night this coming Wednesday December 6, 2017.

There will be coffee, tea and snacks prepared by our hospitality students in the front foyer starting at 6:30 pm. School departments will also have displays and staff to answer questions prior to the start of our official program at 7:15 in the auditorium.

Following the auditorium presentation parents will be invited to attend a series of guided tours aimed at giving prospective students and their families a chance to see some of the incredible programs and facilities at DCTI.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Danforth Students go to “Get Your Bot On” at Ryerson

On Sunday November 26th , Anamika , Menna and Maeashah went to an all-day event at Ryerson University where they hear from three different tech founders who shared how they came to produce their businesses. They are pictured here with with Dr. Karam who is the inventor and president of Tactile Audio Displays Inc. and a Senior Visiting Research fellow at Kings College London UK.

“One of the founders mentioned that in order to have a business you need know its market, cost, what is being sold and how you would have to convince people to buy your product and know its value. In order to do so you would need a great pitch. This was very useful because it benefits me with the program/project I am currently working on (Zero To Startup).” Menna

“I would recommend events like this to anyone wanting to get inspiration for future projects, or even just to see the different up and coming tech projects.” Anamika

“I found the event to be useful because it gave me a chance to network and speak with the creators. Talking with Dr. Karam was really inspiring and she encouraged us to contact her if we ever need her help. This also helped me start thinking about sci tech projects and overall I really enjoyed it and it was a very informative” Maeashah

ZZTeachers for Parent Teacher Interviews

It has come to our attention that some parents are finding it challenging to identify their child’s teacher as some names were not published on the report card (due to recent staff changes not yet reflected in our system at the time). In their place a ZZTeacher placeholder was used instead of a name.

For your reference:
ZZTeacherA is Wesley Tsang
ZZTeacherM is Mokther Hussain / David McCracken (Mr. McCracken will be taking over classes as of Monday November 27, with Mr. Hussain supporting – both will be present for Parent-Teacher interviews).

In related news, we are happy to welcome Mr. McCracken back full-time, and thank Mr. Hussain for his service over the past month.

If you should need support in registering for Parent/Teacher Interviews, please see this news post.

Last Day to Purchase School Merch!

If you haven’t had a chance yet, tomorrow and Thursday are your final days this year to get Danforth merch.

Stop by the main foyer at lunch to place your orders and check out the samples.

Student Council

Term 1 Report Cards & Parent Teacher Interviews

Attention Parents!

Term 1 Report Cards are being mailed and should be received by the end of the week. We encourage parents to sign up for Parent Teacher Interviews to meet with and discuss your child’s progress using our online registration system: 

Instructions (also included in the report card mailing) follow.

Parent/Teacher Interviews – Online Booking System

Parent/teacher interviews will be held on November 29, 2017. There are appointments available in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00pm, and evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

To book an interview with your son/daughter’s teachers please go to and follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the registration information and click “Register now”
  2. Click “Add a student”
  3. Enter your son/daughter’s name and click “insert” (after step 6, click “insert new” if you have more than one son/daughter at Danforth).
  4. Click the calendar icon and then highlight the teachers you wish to see
  5. Click on “view calendars”
  6. Book appointments

The last date and time to book online is 11:00 pm, November 28th.

Remember to print off a copy of the schedule you have created and bring it with you on the day of the interviews. If you have any questions further information, please contact us at: 416-393-0620.

Danforth CTI Sign Honours Our Veterans This Week

The sign displays the names of the 2,300 Danforth students and staff who enlisted for military service during the Second World War.  255 of these individuals gave their lives serving their country and many others were injured. Of the 2,300 who served, 2,286 were students, 28 were young women, 13 were teachers, and one was from the secretarial staff.