DSBN Skills Competition
Congratulations to Chris Rose, who finished third in the Culinary competition and Cordelia McFerren, who finished second in Floristry. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments. BDSS tech programs provide the knowledge, training and experience for many students to pursue successful career pathways in the skilled trades and in industry. These students exemplify the links between programing at BDSS and the thriving hospitality and floristry industries in Niagara.
Brock University Principal’s Scholarships
Each year, Brock University Awards two students at each Niagara secondary school who show high levels of achievement and significant contributions to their school and community. This year, BDSS nominated Cait Fairchild and Brooke Roorda for the Principal’s scholarship. Cait will be enrolling in Brock’s Medical Sciences program, while Brooke will be majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies. Both are exceptional students and leaders at BDSS. Each winner of the Brock Principal’s Scholarship receives $2500 towards their tuition, as well as a package of Brock merchandise.
As part of our grade 9 Business Information Technology class at BDSS, students work towards official Microsoft Certification in various software platforms. So far this semester, 17 students have earned their Microsoft Specialist Certifications in Microsoft Word 2016 and the class is now moving towards certifications in Excel. This is a very unique Secondary School program and provides students with skills that can be used to further their learning and to gain employment.
We Walk for Water
WE Walk for Water: How far would you walk for clean water? Without water, a community can’t grow. Help families in developing communities gain access to clean, safe drinking water and open the door to better health and a better world. Let’s take a water walk to raise money and awareness for global water issues and take steps to make a difference for communities living without safe drinking water. Learn more at WE.org/wewalkforwater.
On April 27th, BDSS students took part in this initiative to raise funds for an important global cause and to expand their knowledge and community connections. We are very proud of the participation of our students in this initiative and thank Ms. Tauro for her leadership in organizing.
BDSS was excited to be the West Niagara site for Prom Project this year. Thank you to the Buccaneers that worked that day, connecting students with fabulous outfits for upcoming end of year celebrations and to Mrs. Badawey, Ms. Hopman and Mrs. Bardoel-Reagan who put a lot of effort into organizing and displaying the clothing. Please call the school if you missed the event but would be interested in some Prom attire.
In support of the Computers for Schools program, BDSS hosts an e-waste collection depot out of the school. Community members are encouraged to drop their batteries and electronic waste at the school’s main office between May 7th and 28th, during school hours to support a great program and to keep our environment free of toxic electronic waste.
SHSM Hospitality Trip to Antipastos
Thanks to the staff at Antipastos for hosting our Specialist High Skills Major students to learn about the technical and business elements of an extremely successful catering business. Antipastos is known provincially as an extremely high-level catering business, and we appreciate them taking the time to expose our students to such strong practices. Thank you, Antipastos!