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Year: 2001 – Province: Ontario
Certificate of Achievement Recipients
School: Donview Middle School
20 Evermede Drive
Toronto, Ontario M3A 2S3
Principal: Will Braund
School Telephone: 416-395-2330
School Fax: 416-395-2337
Grades/Subjects Taught: Grades 6-8, English, history, geography, mathematics
- All students come to school to learn and are motivated to do so.
- All students deserve the opportunity to learn in their own special way.
- All students will be able to achieve success in some form or another.
Engages students in relevant, interesting, accessible lessons and activities, adapted to a broad range of abilities. Integrates hands-on strategies into teaching program, and teaches same expectations in many way to allow students to absorb and integrate new concepts.
- A Day at the Beach touches on all curriculum areas, for example, math to measure volumes of sand and the perimeter of the pool, and language to write descriptions and proper sentences.
- In math lesson about angles, students measure angles around the school, make papier mache angles, and draw super-sized angles in chalk in the school yard.
- In school breakfast program, grade 8 students prepare and serve other students, developing a sense of community responsibility, increased self-esteem and self-worth.
- field trips, cooking lessons and skits teach the life skills, cooperation and knowledge students will need in the future, while teaching math skills and other academic material for the present.
- Use of various computer applications allows students to develop skills and meet curriculum expectations at their own pace, while keeping their interest high.
At the beginning of the school year, many students had social and behaviour problems as well as learning problems. Within six weeks, their attitude and behaviour improved immensely.
How delighted I have been with Alex's schooling this year. The strides he has made, the confidence he exudes and his delight in going to school and learning has been a blessing. Parent
Marcie's students love being in the room with her and she is always successful at making them feel as if they are part of the school and no different than a 'regular student.' Guidance counsellor