The BDSS tradition of wrestling excellence continues. Thank you to coach Jon Gemella, who has provided the training and guidance to our athletes that has led to another successful season. 3 of our wrestlers were SOSSA champions this year in their respective divisions: Jessica Tillmanns, Samantha Adams and Reet Cahill. Geet Cahill finished fourth in his division, rounding out a very successful SOSSA tournament for BDSS. Jessica, Samantha and Reet will go on to represent BDSS, and SOSSA, at the OFSAA Wrestling Tournament in Windsor, Ontario. Go Bucs!

Six BDSS swimmers qualified for the OFSAA Provincial Swim Meet in Windsor, Ontario. BDSS sends swimmers to OFSAA on a regular basis – thank you to coach Kathaleen McNeil who ensures our swimmers receive the best training and encouragement. The following Bucs are our OFSAA swimming representatives:
Brittany Keller – 100m backstroke
Ryan Kulikowski – para 50m freestyle and para 50m backstroke
Caitlin English – para 50m freestyle and para 50m backstroke
Josie Guilbeault – para 50m freestyle and para 50m backstroke
Brian Knechtel – para 50m freestyle and para 100m freestyle
Connor MacPhee – para 50m freestyle and para 100m freestyle

BDSS Families – our progress reports will be carried home by students on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018. If you don’t receive your student’s report, please call the school and let us know. We are happy to print another out for you. Semester two Parent-Teacher Night at BDSS is on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. We are excited to talk to you about your student’s progress, and any recommended next steps.

BDSS students will be showing off the skills and knowledge they have acquired in the DSBN’s Tech Skills competition in March. BDSS will have entries in the Coding (Maksim Stadler, Reet Chahill), Culinary Arts (Chris Rose, Cam Atkins, Keenan Seniuk, Taran Comfort), Baking (Andrea Ventura), Auto Service (Michael Lautenbach, Owen Kearse), Carpentry – Team (Aidan McDonald, Matt Lautenbach), Floristry (Cordelia McFerran, Hope Kempenaar, Kaeli Peacock, Olivia Webb), TV and Video Production (Elise Wilts, Ethan Wiebe) and Welding (Dante Galati, Kaleb Jones). These students have developed high levels of skill in each of their technological areas, and are eager to demonstrate their expertise in a competitive environment.


Communicating with families is a priority for our school. We recognize that paper newsletters are often lost, telephone voice broadcasts can be annoying, and that no one social media platform is preferred by everyone. To better communicate with our parents and families about upcoming school events, student achievements, and important dates, we have set up a number of different BDSS social media accounts. Please connect with us using the platform of your choice – we are very proud of our students and look forward to sharing their achievements.

Twitter: @BDSSBucs
Instagram: @BDSSBucs
Facebook: facebook.com/BDSSOfficial
Website: beamsvilless.dsbn.org