May 15, 2015

Held annually at a school in AMDSB, the Friendship Games offer elementary and secondary students with disabilities the opportunity to participate in track and field events. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, LDSS had the honour of hosting the Friendship Games and welcomed over 170 participants from across Avon Maitland District School Board. The Friendship Games consist of both competitive and non-competitive events. Over 200 LDSS student volunteers assisted in running the games. Many students served as buddies to our participants, while others assisted in running events, or serving lunch. We express our thanks to students who came forward as volunteers, as we cannot host these games without their support. In addition, we thank West Wawanosh Mututal Insurance for their generous donation to the Friendship Games. It is a day of friendship, companionship and fun! It was a fun filled and memorable day!

On May 6, 2015 LDSS hosted our first Health and Wellness Symposium. Students spent the morning in an assembly focused on making healthy choices. In the afternoon, students elected to attended workshops based on their interests. There were a variety of workshops ranging from a focus on body image and nutrition to participatory activities such as yoga and CrossFit. Special thank you goes to Mrs. Chapman and all the community partners, for making the day a tremendous success!

The grade 9 math EQAO assessment will be held in class on Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th. The successful completion of the EQAO assessment is not a graduation requirement; however, it will represent 21% of all grade 9 student’s final math grade.

The exam schedule will begin on June 18, 2015. Students will write their period one exam that afternoon. A modified schedule will be implemented for that day. All other exams will be written in the mornings of the subsequent days. Period two exams will be held June 19, period four exams June 22, and period five exams will be written June 23. Please refer to our website http://ldss.typepad.com/ldss_online/ for the complete exam schedule. Good luck to you all, study hard!