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In the News

List of 15 news stories.

  • A Snapshot into Grade 9 English: Incorporating Cross-Curricular Opportunities in Come From Away

    Grade 9 students have been working through a newly added unit which focuses on the Tony Award-winning play Come from Away. Set in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, Come from Away tells the true story of how the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, welcomed thousands of stranded airline passengers. The students read and watched as the characters grappled with fear and uncertainty, ultimately finding hope and humanity amidst tragedy. Classes have immersed themselves in the captivating narrative by researching real-life characters, analyzing lyrics, and viewing the Broadway musical.
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  • Senior School Students Introduced to the Art of Hip Hop

    Nathaniel and JP, dance teachers at Run The Flex, a leading hip-hop and street dance studio in Toronto, visited with the Senior School students and faculty this morning during morning Advisory.
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  • World Read Aloud Day Celebration 2024

    CDS celebrated World Read Aloud Day together as a whole-school community last Friday afternoon sharing stories and the joy of reading aloud to each other in our Junior School.

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  • Clue: February 29, March 1 & 2 - Tickets On Sale!

    Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and written by Sandy Rustin, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth, the Butler, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

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  • Grade 5 Students Visit Mayor Pellegrini

    On Wednesday, the Grade 5 students visited Mayor Pellegrini at the King Township offices. Upon arrival, they were seated in the council chamber. Mayor Pellegrini greeted the students and explained the workings of King Township. Did you know that 60% of all carrots produced in Canada are grown in the Holland Marsh in King Township?
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  • Reclaiming Our Children's Attention

    The Winter 2024 Link magazine will be mailed shortly and contains a research-based piece that shares tactics on how tech companies get our attention through social media (including push notifications, infinite scroll, threat of not belonging) and what young people lose when their attention is hijacked. The following is an excerpt:
     
    Time spent on social media is a significant predictor of depression for adolescents. It is associated with mental health and behavioral problems, poor academic performance, greater loneliness, lower self-esteem, and worse sleep. It is also correlated with developmental delays in language, in problem-solving and in social interaction.

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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remembering, Respecting and Reflecting

    Last Thursday, Grade 8 students Matthew Weinroth and Ethan Starkman spoke to the assembled Middle School to honour International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Carolyn Du ‘24 and Zak Khan ‘25 did the same at Monday's Middle/Senior School Assembly.
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  • Students Qualify for Junior High Speech Nationals

    Last Saturday, CDS hosted the 2024 Ontario Qualifier for the Junior Nationals for students in Grades 7-9. Anna Druta ‘28 and Liam Gunning ‘27 participated in the tournament alongside 34 other students from 10 different schools.
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  • Canadian Senior & Intermediate Mathematics Contests

    Last November, we had 39 motivated students rise to the challenge of competing in either the Canadian Senior Mathematics Competition (CSMC) or the Canadian Intermediate Math Competition (CIMC). Both contests are two hours in duration, require full solutions, and provide students with opportunities to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of various mathematical topics.
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  • Director of Senior School Ms. Bland to Retire in June

    At the Middle/Senior School Assembly Monday, Mr. Liggett shared the news that CDS Director of Senior School, Ms. Celia Bland, will be retiring at the end of this year.
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  • Summer School 2024 Course Offerings & Registration

    CDS Summer School Registration opens on Monday, January 22, 2024 (for CDS students). Courses can fill up quickly!
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  • Summer School Course Offerings

    CDS Summer School Registration opens on Monday, January 22nd. Please note: Courses can fill up quickly!
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  • December Nights, December Lights

    The lanterns were glowing and laughter was in the air as the primary division celebrated December Nights December Lights this week. On Monday and Wednesday, students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 traveled to different classrooms to learn about Hanukkah, Eid, Diwali, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Winter Solstice.

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  • Grade 12 Spanish Class reads to JK Students

    Last week, the Grade 12 Spanish class continued a tradition that has been alive for well over 10 years at CDS. GY students had been working on an assignment that required them to write and put together a children’s story and picture book. The project had students using multiple past tense verbs that they learned along with unit vocabulary and an important moral of the story to teach the little ones. After working on this for a few weeks, it was finally time to share their creations with the two JK classes.
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  • Grade 5 Students Solve Mystery of the Missing Elf!

    Grade 5 students experienced an exciting introduction to their newest unit in Science. Mr. Wood, our Grade 6 Science and Social Studies teacher, invited the Grade 5s to investigate a "crime scene" in order to solve The Mystery of the Missing Elf!
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Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 

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Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.