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SEM. 2 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

June 10, 2019
​ Attached is the DAW Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule for June 2019. Schedules will also be posted in the school on the day of exams. Please see the Main Office for any further questions. Sem. 2 Final Exam Schedule - June 2019.pdf
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Athletic Banquet Info: RSVP by June 10th

June 03, 2019
WILSON'S ATHLETIC BANQUET
When: Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Time:  2:30 PM Location: Cafeteria  **You MUST RSVP by Mon, June 10th at 10:00 AM. Please click the link below to RSVP. **
https://forms.gle/q2wGEvVqLfkMww7q7
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Eid Party on Friday, June 7

May 31, 2019
MSA (Muslim Student Association) is holding an Eid Party next Friday June 7th in the C-Lab between 11-12 pm. Please take a look at the posters and if you would like to attend you can register by clicking the link below:
https://tinyurl.com/DAWEID2019 Looking forward to see you there.


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Costa Rica 2020

May 13, 2019
​ COSTA RICA 2020 Does your student need more community service hours? Looking for new and engaging opportunities? Students can earn approximately half (20) of their required 40 hours of community service while spending a week in the beautiful landscapes and communities of Costa Rica.  Trip is happening March of 2020...
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You're Invited to a Girls Night In!!!

May 07, 2019

YOU'RE INVITED: Donald A. Wilson's first ever "Girls' Night In" event is presented to you by the Donald A. Wilson Girl Talk Club! An evening organized specifically to build friendships, play games and have FUN while learning about empowerment, body image, and so much more. Check out the Invitation...
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Durham Carifest

May 03, 2019

The festival will be hosted at Ajax Downs (380 Kingston Road East, Ajax, ON L1Z 1W4) on Saturday, June 15, 2019, running from 11:00am till 9:00pm. This dynamic event is an important celebration of the Caribbean diaspora in Durham and will feature live performances, art, children's activities, vendors and...
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Summer School 2019

May 02, 2019

SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click this link for more information: https://sites.ddsb.ca/school/dce/Pages/default.aspx
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Student Council Elections for Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister 2019-20

April 30, 2019

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS FOR  PRIME MINSTER and DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER 2019-20 VOTING TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, MAY 8TH by NOON   (google classroom invitation)

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER candidates: 
Miguel Gonzales 
 
Jessica Rayos
  PRIME MINSTER candidates:   
Yamyiah Davis  
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Grade 12 Vote for Valedictorian TOMORROW

April 23, 2019
Grade 12 Wilson Students are invited to vote for Valedictorian of the Graduating Class of 2019 TOMORROW (Wed, April 24th) from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM only.    In order to vote, please follow these 5 steps below:
1. Access a computer or phone between 8am - 3pm tomorrow ** Votes...
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Annual Student Art Show

April 18, 2019
​ Join us for the DAW Annual Student Art Show on May 9th at 6:30 to 8:30

Volunteers Wanted for BBBS Road Hockey Tournament!

April 15, 2019
​ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington have an upcoming  volunteer opportunity  on May 11 th , 2019. If you love hockey and are looking to get some volunteer hours, they will be holding their annual Rogers BIG 3-on-3 Road Hockey Tournament and are still in need of volunteers. Event Details Date:...
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Donald A. Wilson is going to Costa Rica in March 2020!

April 10, 2019
​ Donald A. Wilson is going to Costa Rica!  Students can join us on this amazing volunteer experience to this beautiful Central American country in March of 2020.  Parents are welcome to an information night in the Donald A. Wilson library at 7:00 on Thursday April 18, 2019 .

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Wilson Theatre Company - One Bar Closer Show

April 03, 2019
​ This is an invitation to join us for Wilson Theatre Company's production of One Bar Closer , an original comedy which pokes fun at our society's obsession with social media and living through our screens.  It focuses on a group of teens/young adults and explores what would happen if they...
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The Power of Positive Caregiver-Child Relationships Event

April 03, 2019
​ The Durham District School Board is inviting Parents and Community Members to attend this free event!!  Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. DDSB Education Centre (Boardroom) 400 Taunton Road East, Whitby   *Advanced Registration is required* http://bit.ly/DDSBwellbeingMay2019
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Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise Scholarships

April 03, 2019
​ The Rotary Club of Whitby Sunrise   is offering 2 -   $1000.00   Scholarships in recognition of your volunteer work performed within our community.  See Guidance for details!

Deadline is April 30th!
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Need Extra Support?

March 27, 2019
Math and Science Room 141 @ 11:00 - 11:30 April 2 & 3 April 8, 9 & 11 April 16 & 18 April 23, 24, 25 & 30   French Room 233 @ 11:00 - 11:30 April 1 & 3 April 8, 10 & 11 April 15 & 17 April 23,...
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March 27th - Reminder of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

March 26, 2019
​A reminder to all our families that students will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on Wednesday March 27th . Only students writing this test will be required to attend on Wednesday .
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Call for Art Work!! Justice and Protection for All Exhibit at the DDSB

March 21, 2019
​ The DDSB is inviting YOU to submit your art work, creative writing or media pieces for the Justice and Protection for All Exhibit hosted by the DDSB.
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You're Invited! Parents as Partners Symposium 2019

March 19, 2019

You're invited to the Parents as Partners Symposium 2019 that will be held at Maxwell Heights SS on Saturday, April 13th, 8:00 am to 12 noon. 
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Prom Info & Mock Awards

March 18, 2019

  Prom Mock Awards Only forms submitted with your full name will be counted.  Please resubmit your entry if necessary  
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NEW! Homework Help @ Lunch

March 06, 2019

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Each week Teachers are available at lunch (10:55am - 11:35am) to provide homework help to students. We encourage students to take advantage of this service as much as possible.
See attachment for specific dates and rooms. 
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Parent Teacher Interviews

February 12, 2019
Parent Teacher Interviews will be held: TUESDAY, MARCH 26  2 - 4pm 6 - 8pm​
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Pride Prom

February 07, 2019

The annual Pride Prom is coming up on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Jubilee Pavilion in Oshawa! Tickets are $20 each.
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Timetable Changes

January 31, 2019
​ The link will be LIVE on Friday, February 1st from 10:55am - 11:35am only . After 11:35am, timetable change requests will not be available. Please wait to be called down the following week by Friday, Feb 8th. We will see everyone in a timely manner. Please be patient. Students must...
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2018/19 Graduation

December 10, 2018
Graduation will be held on June 27, 2019 at Durham College Wellness Center.  The ceremony is set to begin at 7:00 PM.
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Important Dates 2018-2019 for Grade 12 students

September 25, 2018
Click link below to review important dates for DAW Grade 12 students. List of Important Dates 2018-2019 for Grade 12 students.pdf
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Important School Dates!

September 11, 2018
​Check out our School Dates for Semester 1 & 2. Stay tuned to our Electronic Sign outside the school for upcoming events!
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Bullying Prevention Plan

September 11, 2018
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Parent Portal "RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM"

August 27, 2018
EACH STUDENT RETURNING TO DONALD A. WILSON NEEDS TO COMPLETE THE "RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM" ON PARENT PORTAL BEFORE AUG 31, 2018.

Please follow these instructions carefully.
How to Complete "Returning Student Registration Form" Go to Donald A. Wilson SS website main page ( http://www.ddsb.ca/school/donaldawilsonss/Pages/default.aspx )...
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Info - Report Cards Pick-up

June 18, 2018
Report cards will be available for pick-up​ on July 5th between 10am - 12pm. 
If you are unable to make it that day and would like your report card mailed to you. Please bring to the office a self- addressed stamped envelope. 
Otherwise, you reports card will be waiting her to be...
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Student Council Elections Videos!

June 01, 2018
Click the link below to view the student elections videos for Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister ​
https://portal.ddsb.ca/class/hzid6bt/Pages/default.aspx

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Wine Pine Celebration Today!

May 30, 2018
The White Pine celebration is today at lunch in the library. This is the final day to redeem prizes to the students who have read 10 books. See you there!​

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Motown Trip Meeting Today!

May 29, 2018
All students attending the trip to Motown tomorrow please meet in the music room at lunch for a brief meeting.  Thanks! ​
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Girls Varsity Soccer

May 29, 2018
A very BIG congratulations goes out to the varsity girls soccer team on their LOSSA win yesterday 4-1 over Sinclair. The game was tied after the first half 1-1​, and the girls came out firing, scoring two quick goals and finishing off with the last hit just before the 60 minute...
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Attention Concert Band Members!

May 22, 2018
Just a reminder to all concert band members that we have a shorterned rehearsal today from 2:30pm - 3:15pm to prepare for festival. ​See you there!
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Me to We Meeting Today!

May 14, 2018
There will be a very short Me to We meeting today at lunch in Room 213. New members are​ still welcome!
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Info for the White Pine Festival of Trees Trip Tomorrow!

May 14, 2018
If you are attending the White Pine Festival of Tree trip at the Harbourfront Centre tomorrow, please meet in the front foyer at 7:50am for attendance. We will be departing Wilson promptly at 8:00 am​. Please be on-time and dress for the weather. The entire event will take place outside.
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Arts Spring Showcase - May 17th

May 10, 2018
Next Thursday, May 17th Music, Drama & Dance will be having our annual Spring Showcase. Tickets are $5.00 at the door and the show starts at 7pm. Can't wait to see you there! ​
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Girls Varsity Lacrosse

May 09, 2018
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team yesterday on the big wins against Austin 18-4 and All Saints 14-5. Great job! ​
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Girls Soccer

May 09, 2018
Congratulations to the varsity girls soccer team on their win yesterday against O'Neil 4-1. Great rebound game from our loss last week. Remember we have practice after school today @ 2:30 in the Old Dome. See you there. ​
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White Pine Meeting Today!

May 09, 2018
There is a White Pine meeting today in the library at lunch. We will be giving important details about the Harbourfront trip. All Battle of the Books members should be in attendance as well. ​
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Student United Meeting Today @ Lunch!

May 08, 2018
Just a reminder of the Student United meeting tomorrow at lunch in the c-lab. Teachers, please send a representative from your club. Thanks!
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The Yearbook Needs your Photos!

May 08, 2018
Put your memories in the yearbook. Use the community dropbox on the posters in the front foyer or email them them directly to the school.
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Student Art Show - May 10th

May 02, 2018
Attention Gators, today is the day! Come out tonight from 6:30pm to 8:00pm to see the art work from this years visual art students. Bring your friends and family to see the extravagant artwork that has been done.
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White Pine Festival of Trees Harbourfront Trip

May 01, 2018
Students wishing to attend the White Pine Festival of Trees Harbourfront trip need to make payments and bring in permission forms this week. See Ms. Hung for details. ​
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Attention all Grade 9 and 10 Core French Students!

May 01, 2018
​Spaces are still open for the Grade 9 and 10 Core French movie and Mandarin lunch trip, but they are selling fast. Remember, the trip is also open to Grade 9 and 10 Core French students from last semester. Today  is the last day to pay for the trip!
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White Pine Meeting Today!

April 26, 2018
The White Pine meeting is today at lunch in the library. All White Pine readers should be in attendance as we will be distributing permission forms for the Festival of Trees Harbourfront Trip. Voting will also take place tomorrow for those who have finished 5 White Pine books. See you there!...
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Congrats to the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team!

April 26, 2018
A big congratulations goes out to the girls varsity lacrosse team as they won 3 out of 4 games and tied against a top team. Scores were 11-1, 9-3, 5-5 and 7-1 for their first lacrosse tournament of the season yesterday. ​Way to go girls!
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Girls' Fastball

April 23, 2018
​Any girls interested in playing in a Fastball team - there is a meeting tomorrow at the beginning of lunch in the music room. 
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Oshawa Student Trustee Winner!

April 23, 2018
Please join Student Parliament in congratulating Sally Meseret on becoming your 2018-2019 Whitby/Oshawa Student Trustee. Way to go, Sally! ​
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Remind Info for NYC Trip Available!

April 12, 2018
Remind information​ for the New York City Arts Trip is now availble on the bulletin board outside the Arts office. Sign up ASAP!
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Congrats to Nikhil Lew!!

April 11, 2018
Congratulations to Nikhil Lew for finishing 2nd at LOSSA North after a very long and hard fought day. Good luck at LOSSA! ​
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IMPACT Meeting Today!

April 11, 2018
At lunch tod​ay in Room 217, IMPACT is inviting Wilson to join them for a time of sharing -- come and get something to eat. Don't miss it!
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"And Still We Rise" Meeting April 16th!

April 11, 2018
For the students who attended the D.B.E.N "And Still We Rise" Conference, and for anyone else that may be interested​, we will be meeting in Room 222 at lunch on Monday April 16th.
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White Pine Meeting Today!

April 11, 2018
White Pine meeting today at lunch in the library. We will be giving out prizes for students who have read 7 books. See you there! ​
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Earth Week is Coming Up!

April 11, 2018
EARTH WEEK is next week. It is important to take care of our Earth every day but Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22nd. We are ​working to raise awarenes and appreciation of our precious and increasingly fragile planet. During the week of April 16th listen for special events.
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Congrats to Wilson's Schoolreach Clubs!

April 11, 2018
Congratulations go out to Wilson's Schoolreach clubs for their strong seasons. The intermediate team went undefeated throughout the regular season and Monday morning's ​seeding round before being upset in their quarterfinal match. We look forward to seeing them compete as seniors next year. The senior team capped a strong regular season with...
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STEM English Field Trip Meeting Today!

April 11, 2018
Can all students who are attending Friday's STEM English field trip to U of T, please meet in room 251 at the start of lunch? This is a mandatory meeting. ​
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Me to We Meeting Today!

April 09, 2018
There will be a brief Me to We meeting today at lunch in room 213.​
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A Message for the Girls Soccer Players!

April 09, 2018
All girls soccer players are reminded to check the schedule and sign up for the team remind. All information can be found on the board outside of phys ed. See you all at practice Thursday! ​
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NYC Trip Meeting Today!

April 09, 2018
All students going on the NYC Trip please come to the music room at lunch for a breif meeting. ​
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Day of Pink - April 11

April 06, 2018
Wednesday April 11 is Day of Pink. This day was created to combat homophobia + bullying. Wear pink and be an ally! ​
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WE BAKE FOR CHANGE Bake Sale April 13th!

April 06, 2018
Calling all dessert lovers! Me to We will be having a WE BAKE FOR CHANGE bake sale, next Friday, April 13th! Drop by the atrium at lunch with your money to buy a tasty treat that will make an impact! Hope to see you there!
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Calligraphy Club Meetings

April 05, 2018
Wilson Calligraphy Club will be meeting on Fridays at lunch in Room 220. Newcomers are welcome! ​
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Refreshments for Sale during OSSLT

April 05, 2018
Attention grade 10's! Please be sure to bring cash when you write the OSSLT, ​there will be snacks and drinks available for purchase. All proceeds will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Math Contest Results Are In!!

April 04, 2018
Attention all Grade 9, 10 and 11 Math Contest writers. the results from the Univeristy of Waterloo Math Contest are now in. ​ If you have not yet found your results, please ask any Math Teacher or stop by the Math Office.
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Arts New York City Trip 2019 - Parent Info Night Tomorrow!

April 04, 2018
​Arts Department trip to New York City parent info night is this Thursday, April 5th at 7pm in the library. A rep from Explorica will be there to answer questions. 
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Arts New York City Trip 2019 Meeting Today!

April 03, 2018
For those interested in the Arts New York City Trip 2019, please come to a follow-up meeting today at lunch in the Music Room.  ​
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Me to We Meeting Today!

April 03, 2018
There will be a bried Me-to-We meeting at lunch in room 213. Bring your lunch and be ready to hang some posters!​
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Annoucement - Netherland 2020 Attendees!!

April 03, 2018
Students who have paid to go on the Netherlands 2020 trip are asked to get their paperwork in by today in room 205. If the paperwork is not in, your spot may be given to the next person on the wait list! ​
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Congrats to the Wilson Dance Company

March 29, 2018
Congratulations to the Wilson Dance Company for all of their successs and hard work in the Strive Dance Competition yesterday. A special congrats to Andrea Makris​, Ana Kapassouris, Natalia Kanok and Maggie Grammenopoulos on your Diamond wins in your categories! Miss Salmers is so proud! Also, a shout out to Dlyan...
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Arts Department in New York 2019!

March 29, 2018
The Arts Department is excited to annouce that we will be going to NewYork City March 2019!! If you're interested please come to meeting a lunch in he Music Room today! ​
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Netherland Meeting Info

March 29, 2018
Thank you to all the students who came out to last night's meeting for the Netherlands 2020. We are now sold out! Please see Ms. Fung if you wish to get on the waiting list. If you paid but did not get a package please see Ms. Fung in room 205...
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1st Calligraphy Club Meeting!

March 26, 2018
Wilson is having our first calligraphy club!​ Come to room 220 Thursday at luch for an information session if you are interested to join us.
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Meet to We Meeting Today @ Lunch!

March 26, 2018
Short Meet to We meeting today at lunch! We need to talk about We Bake for Hunger! ​
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Earth Hour Today!!

March 23, 2018
Teachers, please turn off lights or use less lighting from 10 - 11am today to show your dupport for this global initative and make a difference.​
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Track Team Schedule is Posted

March 22, 2018
The track team schedule is posted on the bulletin board outside the Phys Ed Office. First practice is on Tues​day March 27th. Permission forms must be handed in before then.
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Prom Tickets - Still on Sale

March 22, 2018
Attention all Grade 12 students! Just a reminder that prom tickets are being sold until March 25th on school cash online. Tickets are $90. Make sure you purchase them before it's too late!
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Thanks from the "And Me Too" Cast & Crew

March 22, 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended​ last night's performance of 'and me too'. Together, we raised $422 and many bags of toliteries to donate to Y's Wish Emergency Shelter. The cast and crew are all really touched by your support.
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Parent Teacher Interviews Today!

March 21, 2018
It is first come, first serve between 2 - 4pm and 6 - 8 pm. ​
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Shortened Day of Classes Today!

March 21, 2018
Period 1 & HMRM  8:17 am - 9:17 am Period 2               9:22​ am - 10:22 am Period 3               10:27 am - 11:27 am Period 4               11:32 am - 12:32 pm
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White Pine Meeting Today!

March 21, 2018
THE WHITE PINE CLUB is meeting today at lunch in the Library Seminar A room. We currently have copies that have been returned for many of the ten titles, so id you were waiting for a book, come to the library and sign out a White Pine book today!
 
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Grade 10 - French Immersion Careers Field Trip

March 20, 2018
Attention all Grade 10 French Immersion students that took Careers in French Immersion during 1st semester or during the summer. There are 11 spaces available to go to TFO. You can pay on Wednesday, March 21st or give your $10 to Ms. Mosher or Ms. McCarthy between 7:45am - 8:15am. First...
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Girls Soccer Tryouts!

March 20, 2018
Reminder to all female soccer players. Our first try out is tonight! Meet at the old Dome ready to go for 2:30pm. Don't forget your signed permission forms.​
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Environment Club Meeting Today!

March 20, 2018
Environment Club meeting today at lunch in Room 204.
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'And Me Too' Today! @ 7pm

March 19, 2018
The #metoo movement affects high school students too. Come see the Wilson Dance Troupe's original student-written play, 'and me too' tomorrow night in the Cafetorium at 7pm. The show​ runs for about half an hour. Tickets are $5 at the door and half the proceeds will be donated to a local women's shelter....
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Community Hours Opportunity!

March 07, 2018
Please see Guidance if you'd like to sign up to help at Parent-Teacher interviews on March 22nd. ​
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IMPACT Meeting at lunch today!

March 07, 2018
Impact meeting in room 217 at lunch. Bring your friends!
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Junior Rugby Meeting Today!

March 07, 2018
Junior Rugby Team is to meeting in room 211 at lunch today. ​
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Track & Field Meeting Today!

March 07, 2018
Meeting today at 11am in the large gym for anyone in joining the Track ​& Field Team
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Updated Info for Grade 10 OSSLT

March 06, 2018
​If you are looking for any information in regards to the Grade 10 OSSLT, please click the "Literacy" link to the right. Under "Quick Links"
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Girls Hockey - Silver Medal Winners!

March 06, 2018
The Wilson Girls Hockey team finished off an amazing season with LOSSA Silver Medal after losing to Brooklin yesterday. The girls showed lots of dedication, drive & positive attittudes throughout the season, but especially had a lot of fun! Thank you girls for an awesome season! 
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Lost & Found

March 06, 2018
Are you missing a coat? Gloves? Lunch bag? Sweaters?? Come check out the lost and found before Thursday at lunch!
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Girls Soccer Tryouts

March 05, 2018
All girls soccer players. You are reminded that soccer tryouts will be starting Tuesday March 20th -- that is the first Tuesday after March Break. You need to have a signed permission form in order to tryout. Permission forms are available in the green folder outside the Phys Ed Office. 
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Girls Hockey

March 05, 2018
The Wilson Gators lost a hard fought game against Brooklin on Friday in Game 1 of the LOSSA finals in girls hockey. The girls play game 2 today at 2:00 pm at Iroquois Park. Come on out and cheer on the girls! ​
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Netherlands 2020 - Information Night Tonight!

March 02, 2018
Did you know that Remembrance Day is recognized in the Netherlands as May 4th? Also called Liberation Day, the people of the Netherlands commemorate their freedom from Nazi Occupation on this day. Canadian soldiers during World War II played a significant role in the liberation of the Netherlands and as such...
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Library Closure Today!

March 02, 2018
The library will be CLOSED​ all day today for a workshop. Students on spare will need to go to the cafeteria today. Students who require the use of the prayer room this afternoon will be meeting in room 141 today instead of seminar B. Sorry for the inconvenience. 
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Newcomer Orientation Week

March 01, 2018
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Attention all White Pine Readers!

February 28, 2018
We hope you enjoyed the White Pine Launch and that you've been enjoying the books. Come and join us for the first White Pine meeting today at lunch in the library . ​We will be meeting in Seminar A . Come and learn about what the White Pine program has to offer...
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IMPACT Meeting Today!

February 28, 2018
Wilson's Christian Group - IMPACT - will meet in Toom 217 at lunch! Be there!
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Congrats Varsity Girls Hockey Team!

February 28, 2018
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Hockey Team on advancing to the LOSSA finals yesterday (Feb 27th), defeating Sinclair in the semis. Way to go girls! First game of the finals is this Friday at Iroquois at 1:45pm. Wau to go girls​!
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Congrats Senior Boys Basketball!

February 28, 2018
​Congratulations to the Senior Boys Basketball team on your LOSSA Silver Medal and an awesome season. The boys did an excellent job of representing Wilson last night. The players worked hard this season and not only improved as players, but demonstrated the power of teamwork. The way you came together as...
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Chess Club Meeting

February 26, 2018
The Chess Club will be meeting Tuesday February 27th, in the library after school. All skill levels are welcome!
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UPDATE - Boys/Girls Lacrosse Tryouts

February 26, 2018
​This is a reminder of the lacrosse tryouts this week--there's been a change--boys will tryout on Tuesday after school at the dome and the girls will tryout on Thursday after school at the dome. Permission form must be submitted prior to tryouts!
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Pink Shirt Day Today!

February 26, 2018
Hey Gators! Today is Pink Shirt Day! Wear some pink and come to the booth in th atrium at lunch to support inclusion and community.  ​
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Student Representatives Meeting Today!

February 26, 2018
Are you tired of not staying connected and not knowing what is going on at school? Student United​ was created to bring together all the wonderful things happening in the different groups at Wilson into one meeting space. We are asking every club and group to send one or two students...
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Choir Rehearsal Today!

February 23, 2018
A reminder to all choir memebers: There is a setional rehearsal at lunch in the vocal room today. See you there!​
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Congrats Varsity Girls Hockey!!

February 23, 2018
​Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Hockey Team on their win versus Sinclair yesterday 3-2. The girls play game 2 on Tuesday, February 27th, come on out and support the girls! Keep working hard girls!
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Interested in Playing Girls Soccer?

February 23, 2018
All girls interested in playing soccer this year, should attend a meeting at the beginning of lunch in Room 227 on Tuesday Feb 27​. 
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Attention Grade 9, 10 and 11 Students

February 23, 2018
The University of Waterloo Math Contests are being written on Tuesday ​February 27th during peroid 1 in the cafeteria. All contest writers are encouraged to join the Remind that was created for the contest.  On Tuesday, please arrive to the cafeteria by 8:15 am.
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Prom Information

February 23, 2018
​Prom Tickets on Sale - March 5th - 25th - $90 Purchase tickets on School Cash Online Prom 2018 Guest Rules must be signed and handed into the office. If purchasing a ticket for a guest, the Prom 2018 Application must be handed in to the office and approved before you can purchase their...
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OFSSA Meeting Today!

February 22, 2018
Would all swimmers attending OFSSA - Please attend a quick meeting today at the start of lunch in Room 203. ​
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Congratulations Jr Girls Volleyball

February 22, 2018
Congratulations to the Junior Girls Volleyball team who beat Port Perry two games straight, to advance to the semi-finals. Unfortunately, the girls lost to Brooklin in a hard fought battle. Great job girls on a great season!
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Quebec Trip

February 21, 2018
Grade 11 French Immersion students interested in attending a week-long trip to Valcartier Quebec as a student monitor for grade 7 & 8 students should see Mme Hook in the Language office for more information. The trip is in April and costs $125.  ​
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Interested in Playing Lacrosse?

February 21, 2018
Any boy or girl interested in playing lacrosse this year please come to a meeting today (Feb 21st)​ at the beginning of lunch in the big gym. 
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Senior Boys Basketball Team Game at 3:15pm

February 21, 2018
​The Senior Boys Basketball Team will be hosting a quarter final playoff game Feb 21st at 3:15pm against Brooklin/Uxbridge HS. Please come out and support the team. Go Gators!
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Impact Meeting Feb 21 @ Lunch

February 21, 2018
Impact, Wilson's Christian Group will be having out first meeting today at lunch (bring your lunch) in Room 217. All are welcome. ​
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Junior Boys Rugby Meeting

February 20, 2018
There is a meeting for all grade 9 boys intereseted in rugby Feb 21st at lunch in room 153.
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Girls Hockey Team Win!

February 20, 2018
Congratultions to the Girls Hockey team their quarter final win against St. Mary's on Feb 14th, 2-0. The Wilson girls are on their way to the semi-finals against Sinclair in a best of 2 series. Our first game is at 3:00pm on Feb 22nd @ Iroquios Park.​ Come cheer on the...
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Strive Dance Challenge Meeting TODAY!

February 20, 2018
Attention all dancers competing in the Strive Dance Challenge. There is a mandatory meeting today and lunch in the Drama room. Also, a reminder that we have a full rehearsal after school tomorrow - Wed. Feb 21st from 2:30 - 4pm in the Drama room.​
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Ski Club Trip CANCELLED!!

February 20, 2018
The ski club trip to Brimacombe tomorrow will be cancelled ​ due to incelmetn weather. Watch "remind" to find out about the March 7th Brimacome make up date.
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CWS Slideshow Contest

February 20, 2018
Thank you to all students who particiapted in last week's CWS Slideshow Contest.  The word "world" was mentioned 29 times and our closest winner was Isabel Nimigon. Congratulations Isabel!​
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Quebec Ski Trip Meeting Today!

February 20, 2018
All Quebec Ski Trip Members are reminded that we are less than a week until departure. All trip members please go to room 153 at lunch on February 21st at 11am for a very important mandatory meeting. The meeting will discuss final trip details including: rooming lists, packing lists, and other vitals!...
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Senior Boys Basketball Game

February 20, 2018
The Senior Boys Basketball Team will be hosting a quarter final playoff game on Wednesday Feb 21st at 3:15pm against either Brooklin or Uxbridge HS. Please come out and support the team. The actual matchup will be posted tomorrow morning, but the game will be on at 3:15pm on Wednesday. Go...
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White Pine Launch Today!!

February 15, 2018
​Hey Wilson! Today is the big day... our White Pine Launch has finally arrived! Come out at lunch TODAY and watch your teachers try to convince you to pick their book! Mrs. MacDonald pomises that her book isn't PAIN-ful to read. Mrs. Jackson's book could steal  a win by a marrow ...
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Junior Rugby Meeting - Postponed to Feb 20th

February 15, 2018
The Junior Rugby meeting is po​stoned until Tues Feb 20th.  Players are asked to see Mr. Scott Tuesday when we return. 
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Congratulations to the Girls Hockey Team!!

February 15, 2018
Congratulations on their quarter final win against St. Mary's yesterday 2-0. The Wilson girls are on their way to the semi finals, but are awaiting an opponent. Keep up the good work!  ​
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Report Card Distribution Tomorrow!

February 14, 2018
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New - 2018 White Pine Book Launch

February 14, 2018
Today may be Valentine's Day, but tomorrow is the day to show some love...for reading! Yes, Wilson. Tomorrow is our long awaited 2018 White Pine book launch in the Library! There will be ten awesome teachers trying to convince you to pick one of ten awesome new Canadian books. Will Mr....
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Senior Boy Rugby Meeting - Feb 14th

February 14, 2018
​Any senior boy interested in playing rugby is reminded of today's meeting at lunch in room 211.
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Grad Photo Re-takes Today!

February 14, 2018

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2018 White Pine Launch

February 13, 2018
Hey Wilson! The Library is hosting our 2018 White Pine Launch this Thursday at lunch. Ten surprise teachers will be fighting hard to convince YOU to read their book! Listen to the annoucements this week for hints on who the teachers will be and which books will be featured at this...
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SLAM Meeting - Feb 13th

February 13, 2018
SLAM leaders are reminded of today's mandatory meeting in the CLAB at lunch. Please bring your lunch.​
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Midget Rugby Meeting - Feb 13th

February 13, 2018
Any grade 9 boy interested in playing rugby is reminded of today's meeting at lunch in ​room 211
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Chess Club Meeting - February 13th

February 12, 2018
Chess Club will be meeting Feb 13th, after school in the library. All skill levels are welcome!
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DECA Business Club

February 12, 2018
The DECA Business Club went to downtown Toronto to complete in the Provincials. Team members did a fine job in representing Wilson and they had a great experience. The future of the team looks bright for the 2018/2019 year. Thank you Business Gators for the good DECA season!
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Last Day to Get Your One Love Dance Tickets

February 12, 2018
Don't miss out!!
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Swim Team Finishes 2nd at LOSSA

February 12, 2018
A big congratulations to the Swim Team for finishing 2nd ​overall at LOSSA on Friday! The following 10 swimmers will be competing at OFSAA at the end of February: Liam Robertson, Will Kennedy, Greg Peckham, Andrew Laroque, Emily Taylor, Maddie Merrell, Camron Ward, Ian Johnston, Iain Dunfield and Dylan Nathan.
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Contest - Olympic Games

February 12, 2018
Attention Wilson students,​   Did you know about the slideshow that runs in the window of the Canadian and World Studies office near room 210? Well in the spirit of the Olympic Games in South Kores we are going to hold a contest this week. Will you be a winner? Come watch...
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Non-Returning Student Destination Form

February 12, 2018
​Please click the link here -> http://bit.ly/2C4Pr5P
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Semester 1 Exam Schedule

January 22, 2018
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Holiday Fall Photo Order Deadline

December 04, 2017
​ The holidays are around the corner and the winter break countdown is on! Fall photo day orders placed by phone at 1-888-416-3343 by Friday, December 8th or online at edgeimaging.ca by Sunday, December 10th will have guaranteed delivery to home before the holidays!
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Transporation Update

November 28, 2017
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Skills Development for Youth

November 17, 2017
​ This program includes 4 weeks of paid workshops and 8 weeks of paid job placement!
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Advanced Technology - Parent Training Evenings

October 23, 2017
DO YOU WANT TO ASSIST YOUR CHILD WITH READING, WRITING AND ORGANIZATION? JOIN US FOR HANDS ON LEARNING!
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DAWSS Me to We club participating in We Scare Hunger Campaign

October 03, 2017
​   Don't be scared if a ghost or goblin asks you for a non-perishable food item this Halloween! Students will be  visintg homes in their neighborhood on October 31st asking for non-perishable food items to be donated to The Refuge. Please do not be afraid to give generously if they knock on your...
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Football Game & Homecoming Dance

October 03, 2017
​ GOOD NEWS GATORS!   50 more tickets available for the Buyout and Homecoming Dance Wednesday @ 7:30am on CASH ONLINE.  IT WILL BE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
Football Game during Period 4 Dance Doors open at 6:30pm and close at 7:30pm Dance Ends at 10:00pm Tickets available on School...
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DAWSS Commencement- November 9 at 7pm

September 29, 2017
  Commencement for the graduating class of 2017-2018 will take place November 9, 2018 at Donald A Wilson SS. Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 to DonaldAWilsonSS@ddsb.ca  (Subject line – Commencement Student Name) or contact the Guidance Office at 905 665-5057, extension 209 We look forward to seeing you...
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Upcoming SCC Meeting - October 3

September 29, 2017
The DAWSS SCC Meeting will be on October 3, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Library.
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Atlantic University Fair (Event Takes place Oct 4)

September 26, 2017
​The Atlantic University Fair will be visiting our school on Wednesday October 4, 2017 during Period 3 to share information about their schools and programs. If you would like to attend this session, please sign up using the link on the grade 12 guidance page. 
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Wilson Western Colleges Fair (Event takes place Sept 28)

September 26, 2017
​Attention Grade 12 Students:  If you plan to attend College, this event is for you!  Please sign up to participate in the  Wilson Western Colleges Fair.  The fair takes place on September 28th during Period 3. Please sign up under the Grade 12 Guidance page!
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Wilson Western Colleges Fair (Event takes places Sept 28)

September 25, 2017
Edit Item Attention Grade 12 Students:  If you plan to attend College, this event is for you!  Please sign up to participate in the  Wilson Western Colleges Fair.  The fair takes place on September 28th during Period 3. Please sign up under the Grade 12 Guidance page!
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Grade 12 Parent Night Tonight

September 21, 2017
​Grade 12 Parent Night is Tonight at 7:00 p.m. in the Library.
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Sign Up for Course Changes HERE!

September 08, 2017
​ Sign up online for course changes by clicking the link below or go to room 107.             Students will be called down to Guidance on Friday afternoon, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Course changes must be made by 2:00pm on Friday, September 15, 2017.
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Course Changes

September 07, 2017
Students who have signed up for course changes will be called down to guidance on Friday afternoon, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Course changes must be made by 2:00pm on Friday, September 15, 2017.
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Attention Grade 9 Parents and Students!

September 06, 2017
​Please complete the student and parent surveys by clicking the link below. Important Wilson information can also be accessed on this page throughout the year.   Parent Survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Jrm3b-vtT02C6AwQ5Ee1cO9x6KWDQ3FPs8_hzqVWuYVUNkQ5ME8zSFo0QVVZVDdCQVNOREYyREw0QS4u   Student Survey https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Jrm3b-vtT02C6AwQ5Ee1cO9x6KWDQ3FPs8_hzqVWuYVUMkJSOUxOWU85QUlBVjhGREdZNlFGUkIxTy4u
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Welcome new and returning Wilson Students and Parents/Guardians!

August 29, 2017
Please review the attached letter belo w for some information that will be of interest to you.   Thank you. Opening Day letter to Parents September 2017.pdf
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Track Your Child's Bus

August 28, 2017
​ To sign up for delayed notifications and/or cancellation notices, Subscribe Here or go to www.dsts.on.ca and click "TRACK MY CHILDS BUS".
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Gator Football

August 23, 2017
Senior Football Pre-Season Camp: **All Senior Football players must hand in BOTH completed and signed permission forms to Coach Kaspar before the start of practice on August 29th.  Forms can be downloaded and printed (link below) or picked up from the main office at school on Monday August 28th.**  All 3...
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Wilson Office Summer Hours

July 11, 2017
Office Hours: Monday- Thursday - 7:15AM - 1:45PM
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Student Rules for Exams

June 19, 2017
​ Please CLICK HERE for Student rules during Exams.  
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Definitely Durham- Honouring Outstanding Former Student Achievements

May 26, 2017
​ Definitely Durham is now accepting nominations for its annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Nominations should be submitted by July 6, 2017.
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Grade 12 Exit Survey

May 25, 2017
The Creating Pathways to Success: An Education and Career/Life Planning Program for Ontario Schools Policy & Program Requirements, Kindergarten to Grade 12 document came into effect in September 2014.  In accordance with the document, every Grade 12 student in Ontario is to complete an Exit Survey toward the end of their...
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Cafeteria Service Available at Summer School!

May 25, 2017
​ Cafeteria Service will be available for Summer School at Wilson!
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Raising of the Rainbow Flag

May 15, 2017
​ For several  years, at this time, the Durham District School Board has raised the Rainbow Flag not only to recognize LGBTQ communities, but also to show support for those members that identify as LGBTQ or have family and friends who may .  The raising of the flag symbolizes that our...
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Annual Student Art Show - May 18

May 09, 2017
Join us for the Annual Student Art Show on May 18, 2017 from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Wilson Cafeteria! Original Art Work by Wilson Students
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Relay for Life Registration has been extended!

April 28, 2017
​ Relay for Life Registration has been extended to Monday, May 1, 2017, 5pm.
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Support Relay for Life by purchasing Raffle Tickets for a Shawn Mendes Concert!

April 26, 2017
​ Buy your tickets by Friday to be entered into the Early Bird Draw to win a Shawn Mendes Illunminate CD!
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Blue Jays Raffle Tickets available now!

April 26, 2017
​ Help support Relay for Life by purchasing Blue Jays raffle tickets!
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Road to Regionals- Thursday, April 20th - 7pm at Brooklin Highschool!

April 20, 2017
  Wilson's one-act play Elephant's Graveyard, was one of three casts chosen to represent Durham in the Sears Festival Eastern Regionals in Cornwall this year. Wilson has teamed up with Brooklin HS (another Sears winner) to share a night of theatre and fundraising. Two shows, silent auction, items for sale and...
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Summer School Information Now Available!

March 28, 2017
Summer School information is now available at www.dce.ca or ​ http://www.ddsb.ca/school/donaldawilsonss/Guidance/Pages/default.aspx . Online registration opens May 1, 2017! DCDSB Summer School Information is now available at www.con-ed.ca . DCDSB Online registration is now open and will close Thursday, June 29, 2017.
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Anishinabemowin Land Based Language Program

March 22, 2017
In an effort to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Actions 13 and 14, highlighting the need to preserve, revitalize, and strengthen Aboriginal languages, the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Department will be hosting a 7 week Anishinabemowin (Ojibwe) Land Based Language Program for Indigenous families and community...
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Town of Whitby March Break Activities

March 08, 2017
​ Town of Whitby March Break Activities
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Free Town of Whitby Youth Room Events

March 08, 2017
Details on March Youth Events at McKinney Youth Room and Brooklin Youth Room
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​Semi Formal Dance - March 2nd

February 16, 2017
  Doors Open at 6:30 pm and Close at 7:30 pm Dance Ends at 10:00 pm Ticket sales end Feb. 23 rd $10 (on-line sales only) Snacks available for sale
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After School Literacy Program - Grade 10, 11 & 12 Students

February 02, 2017
Beginning February 13 we will be offering an after school literacy program open to any student writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) this year. The program will run from February 13 - March 29th on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.  Parents/Guardians can sign up their child by printing the...
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Black History Month - Assembly Sign Up

February 02, 2017
    Registration for the Black History Month Celebration is now closed as we have reached our maximum capacity.  Students who have signed up will be given a personalized ticket in homeroom on Monday morning.   Only students with a ticket will be allowed entry into the event.   We look forward...
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2017-18 Semester 1 Homeroom List

January 31, 2017
Find your Semester 1 home room location using your Student OEN CLICK HERE
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Bell Time Review - Time Sensitive

January 25, 2017
Please review the document below for details of potential bell time changes for the 2017-2018 School year.  This may affect Donald A. Wilson. Bell Time Review February 2017.pdf ​     School Bell Time Review Board Wide Community Consultation Process At its Monday January 23, 2017 Board meeting, Durham...
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Grade 8 Parents Night - Tues Feb 7th at 7pm - Cafeteria

January 23, 2017
​Please join us for this informative presentation!  Please bring your child to this event. Grade 8 Parents Night Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm Cafeteria
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Special Education Community Info Sessions - Updated Schedule

January 20, 2017
  Please join us at any of the following sessions:  Jan 30 @ R.H. Cornish PS in Port Perry,  March 1 @ David Bouchard PS in Oshawa, or  Feb 27 @ A.G. Bell PS in Ajax.  All meetings will run from 6:30pm - 7:30 pm.
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Grade 9 EQAO Numeracy Assessment - June 14 & 15

January 11, 2017
The Grade 9 EQAO Numeracy Assessment will take place on June 14 & 15 .  Students will write the assessment during their regularly scheduled Math period. ​All students working toward a credit in Grade 9 Academic or Applied Mathematics are required to participate. These tests evaluate how well students are meeting the...
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Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety

January 11, 2017
The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority advises that areas of the watershed have received up to 10cm of snow with 5-10mm of rain expected to start this afternoon and continue overnight as the temperature increases to above freezing. This system is predicted to taper off just after midnight.   Forecasted rainfall...
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School is Open

January 10, 2017
​Classes will be running on our normal schedule.  Please call Safe Arrival at 1-844-350-2646 to report absences for non-bussed students.
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Semester 2 Final Exams

January 09, 2017
Semester 2 Final Exams will be written at 9:00 am on the designated day.    Period 1 Classes - Wednesday June 21 at 9:00 am Period 2 Classes - Thursday June 22 at 9:00 am Period 3 Classes - Friday June 23 at 9:00 am Period 4 Classes - Monday June 26 at...
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Student Schedule - Friday Dec 23

December 20, 2016
  Period 1 -  8:50 am to 9:30 am Period 2 - 9:35 am to 10:15 am Period 3 - 10:20 am to 11:00 am LUNCH - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Period 4 - 12:05 pm to 12:45 pm Talent Show - 1:00 pm to 2:40 pm ​
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Arts Showcase - Thursday Dec 8 at 7pm

December 06, 2016
Please join us for a celebration of the Arts on Thursday December 8th at 7pm in the cafetorium.  The showcase will include dramatic pieces and both vocal and instrumental music. This showcase will highlight drama and music classes as well as extra curricular groups.​
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Youth Room December Events

December 02, 2016
​ Free youth activities are available at the McKinney Centre and the Brooklin Community Centre and Library throughout December.
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Wilson Food Drive

November 29, 2016
​   Season's Greetings Wilson Families! Monday, December 5th, is the first day of the Wilson Food Drive. A competition is being run to see which class can bring in the most food by Wednesday December 14th. Please send non-perishable food and personal hygiene items along with your child this week so...
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EQAO Decision on Scoring and Reporting of Online OSSLT

November 07, 2016
​ November 4, 2016 EQAO Decision on Scoring and Reporting of Online OSSLT Dear Students and Parents/Guardians, Following the cyberattack that disrupted the online administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) on October 20, 2016, there were questions that needed to be answered before a decision could be made...
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OUAC and OCAS Grade 12 Information Assemblies

November 07, 2016
Presentations can be found HERE OUAC presentation - Thursday Nov 17 during period 1 in the cafeteria .  This assembly is for grade 12 students who are eligible to apply to university next year.   OCAS presentation - Thursday Nov 17 during period 3 in the library .  This...
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Parent Engagement Remind Instructions

November 04, 2016
      Parents are encouraged to sign up for our Parent Engagement Remind updates. Please click  HERE for instructions.​
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Community Voice Events UPDATED

November 04, 2016
. Revised Meeting Dates:  DDSB Students - Dec 1 at 4:30-5:45pm / Parents & Invested Community Members - Dec 1 at 6-7:30pm.  Meetings on Dec 1 will take place at the DDSB Education Centre at 400 Taunton Road East, Whitby.
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Grad Photos

November 03, 2016
Attention Grade 12 Students: Don't forget to book your grad photo appointment at bookmygrad.ca and enter school code KDO. Spaces are filling up. ​
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2016 Graduates - Diploma Pickup

October 31, 2016
  Any Graduates who were unable to attend Commencement are welcome to pick up their diplomas and certificates in the Guidance office.  NOTE:  If you are over 18 and sending someone to pick up your diploma please send a note stating that you are giving them permission to pick up your...
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Free Town of Whitby Youth Room Events

October 26, 2016
​ Details on the November Youth Events at the McKinney Youth Room and Brooklin Youth Room
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DAWSS Students in Ecuador

October 25, 2016
A group of Donald A. Wilson Students​​ visited Ecuador in the summer through the Me to We organization.    Click here to see what it was all about!  
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Literacy Test Cancelled @ 11:10 am

October 20, 2016
Due to technical issues students will not continue to write the OSSLT today. Students have been dismissed from the test.  Students can stay for supervised study period or leave the school. Busses will arrive at the normal scheduled time.
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Modified Schedule - October 18

October 14, 2016
Due to Parent Teacher Meetings on October 18 we will be operating on a modified school day schedule.  ​Period 1 - 8:47 am - 9:40 am Period 2 - 9:45 am - 10:35 am Period 3 - 10:40 am - 11:30 am Period 4 - 11:35 am - 12:25 pm  ...
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Grade 10 OSSLT - Parent & Student Information

October 13, 2016
Grade 10's will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test online on October 20, 2016.  For more detail and preparation tips click HERE .  
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Cheer on our Student Athletes!

September 28, 2016
  School sports events schedules can be found on the LOSSA website.  Just click here and select Donald A. Wilson to see all upcoming sports events. GO GATORS !!​ http://www.lossa.on.ca/calendar.php
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Football for the Cure 2017

September 28, 2016
     In honour of the Braver than Brave - Friday September 29, 2017 - Donald A. Wilson VS Holy Trinity - Jr Game @ 5pm - Sr Game @ 7pm - Oshawa Civic Fields - Tickets $3/student and $5/other  T-Shirts on sale at Phys Ed Office for $20.  Pep Rally @...
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Online OSSLT October 20, 2016

September 27, 2016
 
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Flag at Half Mast

September 22, 2016
​ Flags at all Ontario government buildings and establishments across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday,  June 23, 2017 to mark the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism. 
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Diversity in the Community: LGBTQ Parents and Children in the DDSB

September 22, 2016
Join us on October 18th - 6:00 pm at the Education Centre At Durham District School Board we are supportive of all families. In partnership with PFLAG Durham Region, we are inviting all parents/guardians who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender or two-spirit who have children in the Durham District School...
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Commencement 2016 Details

September 21, 2016
Commencement will take place on Friday October 28, 2016 at 7 pm.  Please note that invitations have been mailed to Graduates. If you did not receive an invitation please email Guidance: guidance.donaldawilsonss@ddsb.ca   Due to the large number of graduates we have moved our Commencement Activities to UOIT/Durham College this year. The ceremony...
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Student Parliament Elections

September 21, 2016
Please view the Election videos below for position of Deputy Prime Minister.  Election day is Thursday September 22, 2016. Click the Name of the Candidate to view their Election video:  Fatima Naliny
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Lunchroom Supervisors Needed

September 13, 2016
We are currently in need of Lunchroom Supervisors to work Monday-Friday from 11:15am - 12:15pm. If you would like more information, please contact Ms. Low at the school.  To apply visit: www.applytoeducation.com and search for posting# 1467869 or click HERE
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Timetable Changes - Signup for an appt Friday Sept 9 @ lunchtime

September 06, 2016
Any students who would like to request a timetable change should go to the Career Centre - Room 107 (next to Guidance office) on Friday Sept 9 at lunchtime to book an appointment. Appointments will be take place during the week of Sept 12-16.
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Picture Day

September 02, 2016
Our school photo day is fast approaching! Please remember to mark September 15th on your calendar, as Edge Imaging will be in the school that day capturing everyone’s smiles. Details are available on the posters around the school. Please be sure to bring your order form and payment on photo day....
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Student Home Room Locations

September 01, 2016
Click the graphic below to see a list of Home Room locations for all students.  
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New to Wilson Transition Day (Grade 9 only) - Tues Sept 5

August 31, 2016
  On the first day of school,  Tuesday September 5th, 2017 , only Grade 9 students will be attending.  Grade 9 students and parents/guardians should arrive to Donald A Wilson at 8am. Please consider walking or carpooling as parking is limited. Students in Grade 10, 11 and 12 should NOT attend school on...
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PARENTS: Reporting Absences Has Changed

August 18, 2016
​Please click the SAFE ARRIVAL button at the bottom of the page for more information.  Once an account is created parents will also have access to the Homeroom Teacher information.
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Community Safety Notice

June 14, 2016
​ There is nothing more important than the safety of our students.  With this in mind, we are notifying our community that Durham Regional Police Service posted a Media Release today regarding an unidentified male in a vehicle approaching females asking for directions. Considering the recent concerns expressed, this is an...

June 2016 Final Exam Schedule & Locations

June 07, 2016
​ We are following the WEEK 1 Schedule for Exams. ​ ALL exams start at 9am sharp Please be in your exam room by 8:45 am Tuesday June 21 ​Period 1 Exams (Homeroom) ​Wednesday June 22 ​Period 2 Exams ​Thursday June 23 Period 3 Exams ​Friday June 24 ​Period 4 Exams  ...
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Vocal Showcase - June 15th at 7pm in the Atrium

June 02, 2016
  Please join us on June 15th to enjoy performances from our Vocal Class. Each student will be singing a solo and we will be performing 4 choral pieces! ​
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S-Trip Information for Students & Families

June 02, 2016
​ June 1, 2016 IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES REGARDING S-TRIPS   Please be aware that S-Trips is not affiliated or endorsed by the Durham District School Board. Recently, representatives of this company have been marketing graduation and other trips to DDSB students. Please be aware that these trips...

Report Card Pick up

June 01, 2016
Report Cards are available for pick up  in the Main Office. Please check Summer Office Hours to be sure we are open.
We will also accept self-addressed stamped envelopes.
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June 3 - Relay for Life - Regular Class Schedule

May 27, 2016
​ DAWSS will be supporting the Canadian Cancer Society through the Relay for Life on Friday June 3, 2016. While participating students will be excused from classes at 10am all other students are expected to attend classes as usual.  There will NOT be any change to our regular schedule for students . 
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Valedictorian Vote 2016

May 24, 2016
​ Grade 12 students - please submit your vote for your class Valedictorian!  One vote per student please, voting closes on Sunday June 5, 2016.   VOTE HERE   Commencement for the Class of 2016 will be held on Friday October 28, 2016 at 7pm UOIT/Durham College (2000 Simcoe...
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CHANGE: Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics

May 16, 2016
​ IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE FOR GRADE 9 STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES: The Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics Administration Period Has Changed for Donald A Wilson Secondary School. The Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics will be held on June 15 th and 16 th . The assessment was originally scheduled...
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PROM - Pick your music!

May 04, 2016
Students, y ou can pick your Prom music!  All you need to do is click the link below and enter the following userid and password.   Group: donaldwilsonprom Password:  wilson PICK MY TUNES  
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Why is our flag at half mast today?

April 28, 2016
Flags at all Ontario government buildings across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, April 28, 2016 , to mark the National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. 
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PROM Slideshow

April 26, 2016
  We want your pictures for a slideshow at Prom!  Pictures of your friends (recent or over the years), pictures of yourselves at school (in class, sporting events, class trips, in the halls or caf)....we need your pictures!   Please email them to Mrs. Dean at: dawprom2016@gmail.com   ...
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2017-2018 School Year Calendars

April 25, 2016
  The Ministry Approved school year calendars are now available.  Please click HERE ​ for details   Please note: There will no longer be early dismissal on the first day of school and the last day before the winter break at any DDSB school.    
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Girls Empowerment Event

April 22, 2016
​   Wednesday June 1, 2016 - Tickets $15 - available at:   www.girlstalkempowerment.com/events  
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Girls Night In - Thursday, April 14th - 2:30-8:00

April 13, 2016
Girls will enjoy cooking together to make dinner with Chopped Canada (Food Network Canada) Chef Anne Yarymovich, hear Motivaional speaker (Life Coach - Sharon Stokes), Paint Night with Ms. Korkola, jewelry making, gifts and prizes too!   If you are interested see Mrs. Dean TODAY!
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Gator Wear now available for orders

April 08, 2016
​ Order by May 6, 2016 to get your Gator wear by the end of the school year
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Grade 9 Ottawa Trip: Parent Meeting April 6

March 30, 2016
  Join our weekend getaway to Ottawa! October 21-23, 2016   Information meeting - Wednesday April 6 @ 7pm in the Library   This invitation is open to grade 9 students who will take grade 10 History and Civics next school year (English/French Immersion) Registration is on a first come, first...
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Parents as Partners Conference

March 30, 2016
  Consider attending the annual   Parents as Partners Conference on Saturday April 2nd. ​
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Grade 10 - After School Literacy Blitz March 29

March 24, 2016
​ TUESDAY, MARCH 29 TH , 2015
THERE WILL BE A ONE DAY AFTER SCHOOL LITERACY PREP FOR THE LITERACY TEST All Students are welcome Taking place in the LIBRARY at 3:00 pm Come out and make sure you're 100% ready to
write the OSSLT on Thursday, March 31 st If...
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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test - March 30

March 22, 2016
  Literacy Test Day - March 30, 2017   To accommodate the administration of the OSSLT the following schedule has been organized:   TIME ACTIVITY   MINUTES 8:40 - 8:50 am Students move to assigned classroom   10 minutes 8:50 - 9:00 am Test Instructions  10 minutes 9:00 - 10:15 am...
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NEW School Newsletter Available

February 17, 2016
  Please take a few minutes to read the latest Wilson Newsletter.  April 2016 Newsletter
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Prom is May 19, 2017 at Ajax Convention Centre!

February 16, 2016
PROM is May 19, 2017 at the Ajax Convention Centre! Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and close at 6:45 p.m. Formal dress code in effect. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Please note there will be no admittance after 6:45 p.m.     Prom ends at 11pm. Any student in possession or...
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Grad Photo Retakes - Feb 25th

February 16, 2016
Grad Photo Retakes will take place on Thursday February 25th. Sign up at www.bookmygrad.ca
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Arts & Culture SHSM - Certification Night

February 11, 2016
  Wednesday March 2 nd 3pm to 8pm Dinner is provided!     You will earn 2 (yes, two!) certifications in one night.  Choose from: Latin Drumming Charcoal Landscape Drawing Stage Combat   ***See Ms. Fletcher, Ms. Korkola, or Ms. Stothart to sign up!
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Free Youth Programs - Town of Whitby

February 05, 2016
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After School Literacy Program Information

February 04, 2016
    We are offering a new after school literacy program for students.  The program is open to all Grade 10 students and eligible Grade 11 or 12 students with parent/guardian permission.  Please complete the following permission form and return to the main office.    The program runs from Tues Feb 16, 2016...
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Feb 11 Assembly Sign Up

February 03, 2016
           On Thursday, February 11, 2016 during period 2 (homeroom), Celina Caesar-Chavannes, our Whitby MP, will be coming to Wilson to speak to our students about breaking the cycle of stereotypes.  Students must complete the Online Sign Up Form to reserve a space...
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Timetable Changes for Semester 2 Classes

February 03, 2016
Semester 2 Timetable Change Procedure: Any student who requires a timetable change will sign up on February 8, 2016 in Room 107 (Student Success Room) from 11:30 -11:55 AM. Only students on this list will be called down to Guidance for timetable changes by their grade counsellor on February 9 and...
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Semester 2 Homeroom List

February 02, 2016
Click HERE to check your homeroom # for Semester 2.   Lists including Homeroom Teacher Name are posted on the windows outside of the office, in the cafeteria and in the atrium.  
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You're the Type to save a life!

February 02, 2016
    Do you want to find out your blood type? A Canadian Blood Services representative will be on site checking blood types for people 17+    Wednesday, February 17th

11:25am-12:05pm
 
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Important EXAM Information for Students

January 25, 2016
Please review the attached information for students regarding the January Exam Period (Jan 27 - Feb1) IMPORTANT STUDENT INFORMATION​

Bussing During Exams

January 22, 2016
  Please note that busses will run on the regular schedule during the exam period (Jan 27 - Feb 2) however the late bus will not run. NO LATE BUS during the exam period.
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Henry St HS & Donald Wilson Boundaries Review

January 19, 2016
  Henry St HS and Donald A Wilson SS Boundaries – Status Quo Approved - January 18, 2016 On January 18, 2016 Board of Trustees approved that the boundaries for Henry St HS and Donald A Wilson SS remain status quo. Please see the attached map for details: DAWSS Boundary...
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Student Parking

January 18, 2016
  Students must have a parking pass to park on school property Applications for parking passes are available in the main office or can be printed HERE Parking passes are issued at a cost of $5.00 which is refundable upon return of the parking pass in good condition at the end...
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Save the Date - Commencement for the Graduating Class of 2016/2017!

January 18, 2016
  Commencement will take place November 3, 2017 at Donald A Wilson SS. Please save the date. More information to follow.

New Rules at School Crossings

January 15, 2016
Please be advised that effective January 1, 2016 there are new rules regarding school crossing and pedestrian crossovers. This new province wide law applies to all pedestrian crossovers, school crossings and all intersections where a school crossing guard is present. The new regulations stipulate that drivers and cyclists must stop and...
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Student Absence Requirements (5 or more days absent)

January 11, 2016
    S tudents who are planning to be absent for 5 days or more school days are required to notify the school   before the absence begins .   Forms are available from the office or you can print from the following link: Temporary Excusal Form revised 2017.pdf Forms must be completed...

2014-2015 Ontario Scholar Newspaper Insert Available

January 08, 2016
  Copies of Metroland Newspaper's Ontario Scholar Insert, which highlights all Ontario Scholars in DDSB high schools from the 2014-2015 school year, are available in the Office.  
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School Climate Survey

January 08, 2016
 ​The Safe Schools Department, in collaboration with the Accountability and Assessment Department, has created School Climate Surveys for students, parents/guardians and staff for use in the Durham District School Board. The School Climate Surveys have been created to assist Safe and Accepting Schools Teams in gathering data to help make decisions...
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Ski and Snowboard Trip Today will go as planned

January 04, 2016
  Today's Ski trip to Brimacombe will go as planned tonight - March 2nd
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Government Mentions Wilson in House of Commons Speech

December 15, 2015
​Donald A. Wilson Secondary was mentioned in the House of Commons recently by Whitby MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes in response to a letter written by Mrs. Mah's Designing Your Future class.  A portion of the speech is linked below. House of Commons Video    
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EXAM SCHEDULE - January 2016 - UPDATED Jan 26

December 11, 2015
​   PLEASE NOTE:  Room changes have been made to Mr. Row's , Ms Chan's and and Ms. Day's exam locations.   Exam Dates:  Jan 27, 28, 29, Feb 1 and if needed, Feb 2. Credit Completion /Exam Review:  Wednesday Feb 3 First Day of Semester 2:  Thursday Feb 4 Please click on...

December 18th Class Schedule

December 10, 2015
  Modified Schedule - December 18th   ​Period 1 ​8:47 am - 9:20 am ​Talent Show ​9:20 am - 11:20 am ​Period 2 ​11:30 am - 12:05 pm ​Period 3 ​12:10 PM - 12:45 PM ​Period 4 ​12:50 pm - 1:25 pm   Buses will be arriving at 1:35 pm Dismissal...
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School Photo Orders

December 08, 2015
Please note only orders placed online at edgeimaging.ca or by phone at 1-888-416-3343 (EDGE) by December 9th will have guaranteed delivery before the holidays.    
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Winter Clothing Drive until Dec 4th

November 25, 2015
​Wilson's Me-2-We club is running our annual winter clothing drive for The Refuge.  We are collecting used winter clothing between now and December 4th every morning in the atrium.  Staff and students are welcome to drop any items off to the table that we will have set up there.  

DRPS Public Opinion Survey

November 23, 2015
     As part of the Durham Regional Police Services ongoing improvement efforts, they would like to hear from you about issues that affect community safety and the quality of police services. Please consider participating in this important survey. www.drps.ca/survey
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Fundraising dinner for Little Footprints, Big Steps

November 11, 2015
  Come meet Morgan Wienberg. An amazing young Canadian woman who went to Haiti at the age of 18 to volunteer after the earthquake of 2010. The country and children had such a huge impact on her, she co-founded Little Footprints Big Steps International Development Organization and returned in 2011,...
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The Breakfast Club @ Wilson

November 03, 2015
​ The Breakfast Club operates in   the cafeteria every morning from 8:05am to 8:25am and provides a nutritious breakfast option for Wilson Students. If you would like to contribute to the program, please contact Ann Armstrong at the school. We will gladly accept food donations or financial donations throughout the year. ...
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Youth Survey - Town of Whitby

November 03, 2015
  The Town of Whitby is preparing to re-apply for the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program.This program actively supports and provides opportunities for the growth and development of youth through "play". The Town of Whitby currently holds the highest recognition level possible for a Youth Friendly Community, having attained Platinum level status....
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Operation Christmas Child

November 03, 2015
Operation Christmas Child's mission is to bring joy and hope to children in desperate circumstances around the world. This program also assists to provide children, families, and communities with access to clean water, food, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and more. The Shoeboxes are sent to children in Uruguay, El Salvador, Guatemala,...
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Day of Change

November 03, 2015
  On Thursday, November 5th , bring Change to the life of a Homeless or Street Involved Youth with your spare change. All proceeds of the Day of Change will go directly to support life changing programs for homeless and street youth in the Region of Durham through The Refuge. For...
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Photo Re-Take Day - Oct 28

October 20, 2015
Please note that Photo Re-takes will take place on ​Wednesday October 28th. Bring your Smiles!   Students MUST return their original photo package to the photographer in exchange for retake and a new photo package. If you missed picture day you need to have your picture taken for yearbook and your...
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Relay for Life Committee

October 19, 2015
    Relay for Life at Donald A. Wilson will take place on June 3, 2016​ Relay for Life Committee Member Application Students who wish to be on the Relay for Life Committee are asked to complete the attached application and submit it to Ms. Roberts or Ms. Chan between November...
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Subject Specific Wilson Hoodies

October 16, 2015
​Once again we are offering Subject Specific Wilson Hoodies available for Art, Music, Drama, Comm Tech. Hoodies can be personalized with name, subject etc. to reflect the individual students focus.  See Ms. Day in room 121 to view styles, colours and to get an order form.  The ARTS rock at Wilson!!!!!!...
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Parent Teacher Interviews- October 19

October 16, 2015
  Thursday October 19, 2017 2pm - 4pm and 6pm  - 8pm   Teachers and Guidance Counsellors will be available to speak with parents.  Most teachers will be in the Gym and parents do not need an appointment.  Details on teacher location will be posted inside the main entrance of the school....
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Student Parliament Election

September 29, 2015
Please view the following election presentations: PM Megan Doyle PM Mike Mason DPM Jenny Dawkins DPM Audrianna Lindsay
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University Fair Registration

September 28, 2015
Grade 12 Students please click below to complete the University Fair Registration Form.  
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Franco-Ontarian Day - Sept 25

September 22, 2015
The month of September 2017 is the 42nd anniversary of the Franco-Ontarian flag as well as September 25 being Franco-Ontarian Day. We are celebrating 402 years of French presence in Ontario and the passage of Champlain in Ontario in 1615. The flag itself was first hoisted in Sudbury in 1975 and...
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Ontario Universities' Fair - Sept 25-27 in Toronto

September 22, 2015
  If you’re thinking about attending an Ontario university, don’t miss the Ontario Universities’ Fair – the only event where you can visit all 21 Ontario universities in one place! The OUF is September 25-27, 2015, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and admission is free. You can talk...
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NEW Step by Step Instructions

September 16, 2015
The new DDSB online payment system is up and running.  Please note that you will need your childs Ontario Education Number (OEN) which is not the same as Student Number.  The OEN can be found on any DDSB report card (elementary or secondary) https://ddsb.schoolcashonline.com/ Please read the document below for...

School CashOnline - Student ID # Error

September 14, 2015
  The School Cash Online system requires the student's OEN (Ontario Education Number) which can be found on the any student report card. Please note that the OEN is NOT the same as the Student ID. If you cannot locate the student OEN please call the school and we can provide...

Photo Day

September 08, 2015
Photo day is coming up on Friday, September 11 .  Details are available on the posters around the school. Mark the date and be sure to look your best on Friday, September 11.  Please be sure to bring your order form and payment on photo day. For more information on...
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Grade 9 Day

September 02, 2015
Please click the following link for a brief overview of Grade 9 day events. Grade 9 Day.pdf​    
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Student Home Room #'s

September 01, 2015
Students will receive their full schedules during Period 1 (Home Room) on Wednesday Sept 9. Please click below to find your Home Room classroom #    
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Arts Sweatshirts

June 25, 2015
Pick up your arts sweatshirt in Room 121 Thursday July 2 from 10 - 12.

Credit Completion Days - Alternate Bussing (Thursday June 24 & Friday June 25)

June 22, 2015
  Wednesday June 24 will be the last day of classes for students. Regular bussing will be in place this week for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.   For any students requiring credit completion on Thursday June 25, and if necessary Friday June 26, alternate bussing times and pick-up/drop off locations...

Final Report Card Distribution

June 15, 2015
Report Cards can be picked up in the main office on July 2 between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Students may also bring a self-addressed stamped envelope to the office and we would be happy to mail the report card to the student.   ​
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June 19, 2015 is World Sickle Cell Day

June 15, 2015
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution recognizing Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a public health concern and June 19 as Sickle Cell day. In Canada, many are not very aware of the disease except those directly touched. To celebrate individuals living with SCD in Ontario; the Sickle...
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Valedictorian Voting

June 09, 2015
Voting Opens: Tuesday May 9th at 9am  Closes: May 11th at 9pm   Please note: - ONLY Graduating students may vote - 1 vote per student (multiple votes will be disqualified) - Students must enter their name and student number on the survey   To Vote CLICK HERE ​         
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Get Your Community Service Hours!

June 04, 2015
  ​ Three grade ten Wilson business students have created an amazing tool to help high school students get their​ community service hours.  This is an amazing example of entrepreneurship.  Visit http://www.project40.ca/ now! Congrats to Iamad, Sam and Thomas!  ​  

 
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Letter from Director of Education - May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015
Please review the attached letter from Martyn Beckett, Director of Education. ​
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Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) - CANCELLED

May 25, 2015
Please note that the OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2015 originally scheduled for May 26, 2015 has been cancelled .​
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New Transportation Update

May 20, 2015
  Please visit the Transportation tab for updated information from Durham Student Transportation Services.​      
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History of Prom & Nominations

May 20, 2015
​ From Debutante Balls to High School Hops – A History of Prom Proms of the twenty-first century are elaborate affairs dominated by designer dresses, fancy stretch limousines, and incredible competition for a place in the prom court. Popular literature and movies of the day increasingly focus on prom themes, and...
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Valedictorian Nominations - Grade 12 Students Only

May 19, 2015
Valedictorian Criteria: The Valedictorian should be a well rounded person who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Donald Wilson community over their high school career. This commitment would includea significant dedication to the extra-curriculars, their academics and citizenship.   Role of Valedictorian: To prepare and present a speech at the November...
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EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Update

May 15, 2015
​ EQAO has released the following information to school boards: EQAO will not be sending assessment materials at this time to any schools that are experiencing labour action. This includes all elementary schools in the English-language public system and secondary schools in three English-language public school boards. EQAO has stated that...
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Spirit of Mandela Freedom Walk

May 14, 2015
​ Mandela Legacy Canada invites students, staff and community members to participate in the Spirit of Mandela Freedom Walk on Saturday June 20, 2015, 12:00 pm . The Walk will take place on University Avenue, Toronto, recently designated by the City of Toronto as Nelson Mandela Boulevard. This occasion marks the 25...
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Relay for Life Update

May 12, 2015
This year's Relay for Life event originally scheduled for April 22 & 23 is being being postponed until the Fall of 2015. As soon as a date has been confirmed it will be communicated. Any Grade 12 students wishing to participate in an event this spring can join a community group by visiting www.relayforlife.ca...
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Volunteer of Distinction 2015

May 07, 2015
The Durham District School Board is committed to excellence. Our schools excel because of the contributions of staff, students, parents and community volunteers. The volunteers in our school board make a priceless commitment to the success of our students.   The Durham District School Board celebrates the importance of the volunteers...
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Volunteer Durham - Local Volunteer Opportunities

May 06, 2015
Volunteer Durham offers a searchable volunteer opportunities database - an online tool where you can search for volunteer opportunitieis throughout Durham Region.   Visit us at ​http://volunteerdurham.net/ or call us at 905-686-0606 or 1-800-463-6910
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Ontario Education Resource Bank

April 30, 2015
​ Ontario Education Resource Bank The Ontario Educational Resource Bank is a tool for Ontario students. More than 31,000 learning activities and resources are available to be searched by key word, grade, course/subject or strand. Sample units, including complete and partial courses, are available for many subjects.

Login and password information will...
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Reminder: Community Involvement Hours

April 28, 2015
​Reminder to students that c ommunity involvement hours that meet the established criteria performed by students during the strike will count toward the required 40 hours. More information, including the activity log, can be found here on the DDSB’s website: http://www.ddsb.ca/Students/40hours/Pages/default.aspx    
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Volunteer Opportunity - RADD

April 28, 2015
Racing Against Drugs Durham Region is looking for volunteers for their annual event. More details are available in the document below.  
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Youth Programs During Labour Disruption

April 21, 2015
  The Town of Whitby is offering special programs and extended hours for young people during the Durham District School Board’s secondary schools labour disruption. Youth Program Information For more detail please review the attached Media Release from the Town of Whitby.          
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Award Winning Drama Perfomance - April 17

April 13, 2015
​ Donald A. Wilson's Theatre Company is proud to announce that this year's cast and crew of David Campton's play "Cagebirds," won Outstanding Performance at this year's Sears Festival. Our entire team is so excited to have had this opportunity to share all of our hard work. There will be one...
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TRAFFIC DISRUPTION NOTICE - April 16 & 17

April 09, 2015
Highway 407 East Phase 1 Project   Please be advised of the following Road Closure in Whitby:   LOCATION:           Rossland Road between Lake Ridge Road and Coronation Road. TIME:                       April 16 th – April 17 th : 9:00 – 15:00 DETAILS:                On Rossland Road between Lake Ridge Road and Coronation Road traffic will...
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Wilson/Brooklin Leadership Camp

April 02, 2015
We want ALL of our students to become leaders. We are running a joint leadership camp at Camp Wenonah (http://campwenonah.com/) from September 18-20, 2015.  Interested Prospective leaders should complete this application.   Speak to students Hiley Dobbs or Thomas McIntosh or teachers Ms. Shosenberg or Mr. Kerr if questions.   Paper...
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OYAP Parent Information Night- April 11

March 31, 2015
  All students and their parents are invited to attend the OYAP Parent Information Night  being held at the Durham Catholic District School Board Pope Francis Conference Centre on Tuesday, April 11th from 6 - 7:00 p.m.  

Parent Engagement Newsletter

March 30, 2015
​W ant to know what’s going on at Wilson? Join our Parents Remind system to receive text or email updates!!   Click on the link below for details on this and other great parent focused information!      
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Igniting Opportunities - Help your Teen Succeed

March 27, 2015
IGNITING OPPORTUNITIES What Parents Need to Know NOW to Help Their Teens Succeed   Symposium for Parents/Guardians/Mentors/ & Their Teens (Grades 7 - 11) April 15th, 2015 6:30 - 9:00 pm Henry Street HS   Featuring Keynote Speaker: Greg Snell Four workshops to choose from; useful parent resources for all participants!!   Click on...
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March 31 - Modified Schedule

March 27, 2015
​ School will run on a modified schedule on March 31, 2015 due to Parent Teacher Interviews starting at 2pm. Period 1 - 8:47 am - 9:40 am Period 2 - 9:45 am - 10:35 am Period 3 - 10:40 am - 11:30 am Period 4 - 11:35 am - 12:25...
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Parent Teacher Interviews

March 26, 2015
  Tuesday March 31 2:00 - 4:00pm, and 6:30 - 8:30pm   Student busses will run at 12:30 pm.   There will be NO late bus on March 31. ​    
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Pride Talks Event on Wed. April 15

March 23, 2015
Join the Durham District School Board and PFLAG Canada Durham Region for the screening of segments of the documentary Pride Talks profiling some of the leading LGBTQ activists in Canada. Get an intimate look into the work and passion of these community leaders through candid sit-down interviews and their events at...
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Biotech Club Trip to OICR

March 23, 2015
In December of 2014, students from the Biotech Club at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School visited the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) to learn more about current innovations in Cancer research. Video of Donald A Wilson Student Visit    
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Literacy Test Info

March 23, 2015
​ ONLY students writing the Literacy Test are required at school on Thursday March 26 .    This includes all grade 10's and any other grade 11 or 12 students who had not yet written the test or, were not successful on their first attempt. * Key information about date can...
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Prom Details

March 09, 2015
 
Prom is June 4th, 2015 @ Deer Creek Golf and Country Club, Ajax. 
  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and close at 6:45 p.m. Formal dress code in effect. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. Please note there will be no admittance after 6:45 p.m.     ...
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Immunization Record & Upcoming Immunization Clinic

February 26, 2015



  Students who received a notification letter for immunizations, please be sure to hand them into the office by March 11, 2015 . If you are unable to get your immunization record to the office by the due date you can attend the Immunization Clinic being held at Donald A....
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Course Changes

February 03, 2015


Course changes scheduled for Monday February 2, 2015 have been switched to Tuesday February 3, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the guidance office.
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Grade 8 Parents Night

February 02, 2015


Donald A. Wilson will be hosting an information night for grade 8 parents on Thursday, February 12 at 7pm.   The meeting will be hosted by the Guidance Department and will focus on what the grade 9 year will look like for students who will be attending Wilson in...
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Youth in Policing

January 29, 2015

Are you looking for a fun, engaging and meaningful summer employment opportunity?
The Durham Regional Police Service is now accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Youth in Policing Student and Team Leader position!

Apply online by visiting the Recruiting section of the Durham Regional Police website at:

https://recruitdrps.durham.ca/

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Safety Tips

January 16, 2015
 
When travelling to and from school remember these safety tips:   1. Always walk with a friend to and from school. 2. Do not talk to strangers. 3. Inform your parents and the school if a someone you don't know approaches you. 4. Remember, adults do not ask for directions...
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After School Literacy Program

January 16, 2015
  ​ ​We will help you pass the Literacy Test (OSSLT) with our after school program . If you would like your child to participate,please return the signed form to Mr. Carnovale (Vice Principal) by Friday, February 6, 2015.  Learn more about the OSSLT here.  All are welcome.    

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BTT Students Design their own businesses

January 13, 2015


​Grade nine students were designing their own businesses for the past few months. The end of their project was a "Business Fair" where students displayed the vision they had for their own business. They all worked very hard and the results were a lot of fun to see!
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Wilson Students Give Back

December 17, 2014


Wilson has had another successful Food Drive for The Refuge! Students and staff brought in two truck fulls of food and supplies that will help the clients of The Refuge for many months this year! Way to go Wilson! You have made easier for The Refuge to help many people...
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Student Leadership and Mentoring program

December 04, 2014
The Student Leadership and Mentoring Program  is starting a new initiative this year to partner up our SLAM Leaders with a Grade 9 Wilson student . The purpose of this Mentoring Initiative is to provide new grade 9 students with a role-model and a friend at Wilson who will help them...
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Grade 9 or 10 student looking for math help?

November 25, 2014
​Are you in grade 9 or 10 and looking for some extra support with your math course? Grade 9 and 10 math students are welcome to come to room 151, every day at lunch, for some extra math help from senior math students who love math and are awesome at math!...
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Grade 12s - Grad write-ups! Due this Friday!!

November 10, 2014
Think of an insightful write-up (140 character max) ideas could be favourite memory, favourite quote, deepest thoughts, final words etc. Email wilsongradwriteups@gmail.com with your full name and writeup Write-ups are due December 5th and must be school appropriate
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Milkshakes!

November 10, 2014
Treat yourself this  FRIDAY !  DECA is pre-selling tickets for milkshakes (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry) on Thursday November 13th at lunch. $2.00 each. Preorder the day before for pick up on Friday at lunch.   Milkshakes will be available on Friday November 14th.
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Yearbooks Only $30.00!

November 03, 2014


​This year's yearbook, 2014-2015, is $15 cheaper than last year and is now only $30! Sales are starting today at the Student Parliament Kiosk at lunch. Come with your money to pre-order because this year's yearbooks will not be sold after June. And guess what? If you pre-order now, your name gets...
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SCHOOL CLOTHING IS HERE!

October 29, 2014



Please come to the kiosk during the lunch period to pick up your clothing orders.
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Food Safety Training Course

October 29, 2014


​Are you looking for a job in the food industry? Well, getting your Food Safety Certification will help! The cost is only $10.00 and this will boost your resume! Running during the lunch period from November 3 - November 7. See Ms. thatcher in Room 212 ahead of time, before it starts!
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Are you looking to make a difference in your community or perhaps add some stellar experience to your resume?

October 29, 2014


​Would you like to represent thousands of young people and interact with the decision-makers who run your Region? The Durham Youth Council, Durham Region's first and only for-youth-by-youth Council is recruiting new councillors to represent your peers. You will have the opportunity to earn community service hours for every meeting and...
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Guest Author Visiting Wilson

October 14, 2014
​Eric Walters is coming to Wilson's library on Wednesday October 15th.  He is a famous author and will be speaking to some grade 9 and 10 English classes in the morning
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Football For The Cure

October 06, 2014
Donald A. Wilson vs Holy Trinity Senior Game - 7:00 pm
Donald A. Wilson vs Dwyer Junior Game - 4:30 pm Friday, October 17 is Football For The Cure at the Oshawa Civic Stadium - Fourth Annual Event Take part in our "Walk the track for the Cure" at halftime of both...
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Wilson Hosting Ontario Colleges

October 03, 2014
​Representatives from Ontario colleges will be visiting Wilson in October.  
On Friday, October 17th colleges from Western Ontario will be visiting Wilson from 9:30-11:00 am.
On Wednesday, October 22nd colleges from Eastern Ontario will be visiting Wilson from 12:30-2:00 pm.  
There will also be a larger college fair...
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LOS ANGELES AND SAN FRANCISCO TRIP 2015

September 18, 2014




There will be an important meeting for the parents of students attending the Los Angeles-San Francisco trip on Tuesday October 14 at 7:00pm in room 266. Students attending the trip should also attend this meeting. Important travel documents and details will be shared at this time, so please plan to...
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DDSB Community Threat Assessment & Intervention Protocol

September 17, 2014
​The Durham District School Board (DDSB) and Community Partners are committed to making our schools safe for students and staff. As a result the Board will respond appropriately to all student behaviours that pose a potential risk to other students, staff and members of the community. It is hoped that support...

Grade 12 Parent Information Night

September 15, 2014

On Thursday, September 18th , the Guidance Department will be hosting an Information Night for grade 12 parents at 7:00p.m. in the Library. The purpose of the night is to give parents an overview of the Grade 12 year. Some of the topics that will be covered include University/College fairs, application...
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LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO TRIP

September 09, 2014
Attention students in grades 10-12! The English Department is planning a trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco this spring and YOU are invited! An application and information session will be held this Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in room 266. See you there!
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Wilson Hosting University Fairs

September 03, 2014
We stern Ontario College Fair  - October 17
Eastern Ontario College Fair - October 22

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Zipthru Reloadable Card available at our cafeteria

September 03, 2014


A new and convenient way to purchase food at Wilson's cafeteria. The reloadable card is convenient for the parent to purchase, reload and monitor balance and spending. Money is loaded on a card and every time a purchase is made it is subtracted from the balance remaining on the card. For...
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Welcome Back to School Gators!

June 20, 2014
Opening day for Grade 9 students is Tuesday September 2, 2014. On this first day of school we have a revised schedule and an early dismissal. This graduated entry program for Grade 9 students only, will allow staff to ensure Grade 9 students are set up for success!   Opening day for...
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Athletic Banquet 2013-2014

May 22, 2014


Wilson's Athletic Banquet will be held on Thursday, June 12th after school at 3:00 p.m. in our Cafeteria.
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Summer School for Registration is Now Open!

May 22, 2014


Please contact Durham Continuing Education or visit the following website for further information at http://dce.ddsbschools.ca/programs/summer-school/summer-school.html ...
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Whitby Public Works Day

May 08, 2014
​There will be a Public Works Day Event on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Operation Centre at 333 McKinney Drive from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. They will have various displays with information on topics such as - Geographic Information Systems - Parks - Road maintenance - Road and bridge...
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Wilson Fundraiser for The Rose of Durham

April 30, 2014


During the month of May, Wilson Parenting students are running a fundraiser for the Rose of Durham, a not-for-profit agency that supports young parents in the Durham Region.   Students will be asking for donations of any gently used baby items as well as necessities like diapers (even open packages), wipes,...
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World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

March 24, 2014
​Thank you so much for your donations. Wilson raised $195.00 to support our students and the Durham Down Syndrome Association.​ A special thanks to Nick Smith and Ainsley Pascoe for collecting these donations.   "The Durham Down Syndrome Association is a non-profit registered charitable organization which acts as a resource for...
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ADHD Community Information Expo - Wednesday, April 5

March 24, 2014
​   The annual ADHD Expo will take place on Wednesday, April 5 th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Henry Street High School (600 Henry Street, Whitby, Ontario).  This year's expo will include 4 breakout sessions for participants to choose from: a) What Is Self-Regulation? Why Is It Important For My Child? b)...
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Abbey Wins Bronze in Fashion Skills Challenge 2014

March 21, 2014
The Skills Challenge for Fashion was held at Pine Ridge Secondary School in the month of February this year.   Students were required to draft a pattern from an original design and sew it. Many hours were spent preparing for this competition.  Congratulations to Abbey Madore! Abbey won the bronze medal in...
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Wilson celebrates 10 years of Excellence

February 27, 2014
Donald A. Wilson Secondary School opened in September 2004; hard to believe it has been 10 years! In September 2004 the school opened with just over 650 students. In September 2014, Wilson will open with over 1600 students. We are still committed to provide students with a diverse...
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Course Selection 2014-15

February 09, 2014
​On-line course selection with Career Cruising and the course planner has begun! The Guidance Department hosts grade assemblies February 10 and 11 to provide instructions and discuss course selection for students in grades 9 to 12.   Course Selection Deadline is February 21, 2014 !   More information and the course calendar are...
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After School Literacy Program

January 28, 2014
​ Students who have participated in this program in the past have shown marked improvements in literacy skills and have achieved very good levels of success on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Invited students are strongly urged to take advantage of this opportunity.   The After School Literacy Program begins Thursday...
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Wilson Completes UPstander Training

July 29, 2013
​ Donald Wilson is very proud of our UPstanders.  Recently our 16 homerooms received anti-bullying training from our own student leaders.   Each grade nine signed a pledge stating that we will help our classmates instead of bystanding.  We learned that violence is never the answer and that each of us share...

In order to graduate ...

July 29, 2013
​Students are reminded to submit community service hours to Guidance! All students must complete 40 hours of community involvment before they receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. To get a community service record card check in with Guidance or go to the Guidance section on the website to download a record...

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SEM. 2 FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE

June 10, 2019
​ Attached is the DAW Semester 2 Final Exam Schedule for June 2019. Schedules will also be posted in the school on the day of exams. Please see the Main Office for any further questions. Sem. 2 Final Exam Schedule - June 2019.pdf
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Athletic Banquet Info: RSVP by June 10th

June 03, 2019
WILSON'S ATHLETIC BANQUET
When: Thursday, June 13th, 2019 Time:  2:30 PM Location: Cafeteria  **You MUST RSVP by Mon, June 10th at 10:00 AM. Please click the link below to RSVP. **
https://forms.gle/q2wGEvVqLfkMww7q7
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Eid Party on Friday, June 7

May 31, 2019
MSA (Muslim Student Association) is holding an Eid Party next Friday June 7th in the C-Lab between 11-12 pm. Please take a look at the posters and if you would like to attend you can register by clicking the link below:
https://tinyurl.com/DAWEID2019 Looking forward to see you there.


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Costa Rica 2020

May 13, 2019
​ COSTA RICA 2020 Does your student need more community service hours? Looking for new and engaging opportunities? Students can earn approximately half (20) of their required 40 hours of community service while spending a week in the beautiful landscapes and communities of Costa Rica.  Trip is happening March of 2020...