June brings with it the best part of the school year – the BDSS Graduation ceremony – June 29th at 7pm at the school. Mrs. Hoeg and Mrs. Davis work with staff and students to create an amazing celebration of student accomplishment. We take real pride in the achievement of our students, and taking this day to celebrate them is an absolute pleasure. Thank you to all the community partners who have generously donated resources to recognize the accomplishments of our students. BDSS truly is a community school, and our students certainly benefit from being part of such a supportive community.

Spring registration is also happening at BDSS this June. Parents are encouraged to stop by the office before the end of the school year to register their students for September and to take advantage of the “early bird” discount for registering now, instead of in August. We are excited about being able to support families by offering this spring registration period – making the potentially hectic back to school routine easier to manage.

The last part of the semester always means opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning from the past few months by completing culminating activities, rich tasks, and exams. Students are encouraged to continue to work hard, and ask good questions when they come up, so that their learning from the semester can by captured in these assessments. Our staff will continue to reach out with supports to support all students in achieving to their full potential. Please call the school with any questions, or if you want to discuss this important time of the year with your student’s teachers.

Hospitality Program

Students in our Tech Foods – Hospitality program have represented BDSS so well all year, and recently have participated in some exceptionally exciting events. Lead by teacher, and chef, buy cialis online worldwide shipping Claudio Marchese, BDSS hospitality students have had the opportunity to cater events at BDSS all year – notably the grade 8 Open House in December, and the semester two Awards Banquet. Chef Marchese has also worked with students entering the DSBN Tech Skills competition, and obtaining their Safe Food Handling certificates through the Niagara Region. Recently, students from the program exhibited their talents at the Niagara Nutrition Partners Breakfast Gala – a tie in to their year-long work with the BDSS breakfast program. Chef Marchese has built an incredible program for students, and has worked successfully with the community to incorporate real world experiences into what they do.

Athletics

Bucs athletes have had an amazingly successful spring sports season – students competing in girls and boys soccer, track and field, and Special Olympics soccer have done very well in their respective sports. The Bucs boys and girls soccer teams each had great years – both ending their seasons at the Zone finals. Congrats to all the BDSS soccer players who worked especially hard to continue the tradition of excellence on the pitch. Bucs Track and Field athletes also had a great season, which continues as students move forward through each level of competition. Very notably, grade 9 student Autumn Bigger smashed Zone High Jump records and looks to continue her success through the highest levels.

Athletes from our SSTC program will be representing BDSS at the upcoming Special Olympics Provincial Competition in soccer. These inspiring athletes always do BDSS proud with their hard work, determination and sportsmanship. Thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who coach at BDSS – your support of our students transcends the playing field, allowing students to grow and learn key lessons that will also benefit them in the classroom, and in the rest of their lives.