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Celebrating Creativity and Community as Students Return to School
Celebrating Creativity and Community as Students Return to School
09/29/2020
This month, we welcomed students back to back to school. Although this school year looks different than usual, our staff and students are finding creative ways to safely learn, collaborate and connect with each other. From outdoor learning initiatives to online field trips, here are a few highlights from our classrooms – both in person and virtual – over the past few weeks.
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Capping Off 2020 with creative videos for graduates
Capping Off 2020 with creative videos for graduates
06/30/2020
From inspirational messages to music videos, OCDSB schools have found innovative ways to celebrate the Class of 2020 this spring. Watch the creative videos in our Capping Off 2020 playlist!
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Lisgar CI Flute Ensemble creates a winning virtual performance
Lisgar CI Flute Ensemble creates a winning virtual performance
06/22/2020
The Lisgar Collegiate Institute Flute Ensemble has kept the music going – virtually. The students recorded and edited a performance video that earned them three awards at the virtual Kiwanis Music Festival!
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OCDSB Student Trustee Wins Ontario Public Student Trustee Scholarship
OCDSB Student Trustee Wins Ontario Public Student Trustee Scholarship
06/19/2020
OCDSB Student Trustee Prasith Wijeweera has won the first ever Ontario Public Student Trustee Scholarship.
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Half Moon Bay PS families donate close to $14,000 to Barrhaven Food Cupboard
Half Moon Bay PS families donate close to $14,000 to Barrhaven Food Cupboard
05/27/2020
Through their generosity, the Half Moon Bay PS School Council and families raised $13,829 to support the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, which provides food assistance to families in need in the local community.
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‘The sun will shine on us again’: Student writes song for the Class of 2020
‘The sun will shine on us again’: Student writes song for the Class of 2020
05/20/2020
"To the Class of 2020: It'll all be okay again, you'll see," sings Grade 12 student Ana-Paola Solano Mejías. The Earl of March Secondary School student wrote an original song for fellow graduating students, which looks to brighter days ahead and reminds students that they will get through this together.
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Press Play on Positivity: Families and Staff Create Uplifting Videos
05/14/2020
Whether it’s celebrating frontline workers, sharing messages of support for students, or joining in virtual dance parties – our OCDSB community is keeping connected by making creative videos. Watch them in our #OCDSBCares playlist.
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OCDSB teacher Emmanuelle Deaton wins 2020 EdTech Award
05/14/2020
Lisgar Collegiate teacher Emmanuelle Deaton has won a 2020 EdTech Digest Award for her work as co-founder of the company, Hatch Coding.
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Woodroffe HS staff help Carlingview Manor residents and care workers
Woodroffe HS staff help Carlingview Manor residents and care workers
05/11/2020
Woodroffe High School staff are working to help residents and staff of Ottawa long-term care home Carlingview Manor, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Challenge Accepted: Staying Connected at Fallingbrook Community Elementary
Challenge Accepted: Staying Connected at Fallingbrook Community Elementary
04/30/2020
Families and staff at Fallingbrook Community Elementary School are stepping up to the challenge. Every week, the school invites participants to get involved in a fun challenge, such as staying active, sharing favourite books, and showing creativity. The submissions are turned into creative videos that keep the school community connected.
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Friendly Faces and Virtual Lunches: Sawmill Creek Elementary Stays Connected
Friendly Faces and Virtual Lunches: Sawmill Creek Elementary Stays Connected
04/21/2020
This month, the OCDSB has been helping students continue with their learning by distributing computers and Internet to families. For students in the English Literacy Development (ELD) program at Sawmill Creek Elementary School, these devices provide opportunities to connect with their school community in this challenging time.
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