Monday, December 17, 2018

Senior Girls Volleyball


The Senior Girls Volleyball Team travels to St. Basil's for their game today.  Good luck girls.

Teachers, please dismiss the players at 1:45 so that they may board their bus.

Junior Girls Volleyball


A reminder to all volleyball players that there is a practice tomorrow after school, and games on Wednesday and Thursday.  Mr. Canning would also like to remind players to bring his Christmas gift before Thursday's game.

STUDENT COUNCIL


This week Student Council will be hosting a variety of activities to get everyone into the Spirit of Christmas.  Below you will find a list of events that are happening during the week.

Monday - Christmas Headgear & Movie during lunches

Tuesday - Ugly Sweater Day & pictures with Santa

Wednesday- Pyjama Day & Churros and Hot Chocolate (the truck will be coming!)

Thursday- Rep your Grade through trivia games and Karaoke (all lunches)

Friday - TBD


Wishing you all a great week before the holidays!


Friday, December 14, 2018

FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT


This announcement is for Grade 12 potential graduates who have not completed their 40 hours of community service

Please check the Guidance Office window to see the total number of hours you have submitted to date.

The list is in student number order.  Have your student number with you.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


In volleyball action yesterday, the Senior Girls Volleyball Team gave a good effort but lost against Loretto College.

Practice today after school in the gym.

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Junior girls volleyball players are reminded that they have a practice today after school, and a game tomorrow against McLuhan.

Monday, December 10, 2018

BOYS SOCCER TOURNAMENT



The Boys Soccer tournament is scheduled for Friday Dec. 14/18. Make sure you arrive at Dante by 7:00 a.m to board the school bus on Friday Dec. 14. You are also asked to bring your student card for identification to this tournament. As well, make sure you have the proper indoor soccer shoes and shin guards. Soccer cleats are not permitted on the indoor turf.



Thursday, December 6, 2018

JR. AND SR. BOYS BASKETBALL



A reminder to the Junior Boys Basketball Team that we will be travelling to St. Mary's for our game today. If you could please meet in front of the office at 1:30 after going to your period 4 classes and taking attendance and receiving your work.

Members of the Senior Boys Basketball Team are reminded that they will also be travelling to St. Mary's. You are to leave right at the end of the school day to play right after the Juniors.  

Your coaches,

Mr. Blackburn, Mr. Aretusi and Mr. Servello

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Junior girls volleyball players are reminded that there will be a practice after school today.  If you cannot attend, please see Mr. Canning.



Wednesday, December 5, 2018



Attention Grade 12 Students:

This year's prom-

An enchanted evening...

Will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at The Embassy Grand Event Centre in Brampton

In preparation, we must collect funds to pay for deposits.

We will be accepting payment for tickets online this year.

Grade 12 students who plan to attend are asked to purchase their ticket for $90.00 by January 7.

Prom Committee members have been visiting homeroom classes to explain the procedure.

AFTER JANUARY 7 THE TICKET PRICE WILL BE $100.00

TICKETS FOR GUESTS WILL ONLY BE SOLD IN MARCH.

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER


The boys, who were asked to participate in the indoor soccer tournament, are reminded that the six aside tournament is scheduled for Friday, December 14/18.  Make sure you arrive to Dante by 7:00 a.m. to board the school bus on Friday, December 14.  You are also asked to bring your student card for identification to this tournament.  As well, make sure you have the proper indoor soccer shoes and shin guards.  Soccer cleats are not permitted on the indoor turf.


Monday, December 3, 2018

SR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


The Sr. Girls Volleyball team travel to CHAT for their game.  Good luck girls.

Teacher's please dismiss the team members at 1:50 today.

VARSITY BOYS' SOCCER


The boys, who were asked to participate in the indoor soccer tournament, are reminded that the six aside tournament is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2018.  Make sure you arrive to Dante by 7:00 a.m. to board the school bus on Friday, December 14.  You are also asked to bring your student card for identification to this tournament.  As well, make sure you have the proper indoor soccer shoes and shin guards.  Soccer cleats are not permitted on the indoor turf.

WE Team



The mission of the WE Team here at Dante is to work together to empower youth to be drivers of social change.

WE believe that when we act together,  WE can transform the world.  This is why we are happy to support the Friendship Box Project which brings joy, a love of education and friendship to Northern Indigenous communities.

Once you homeroom has competed its box or boxes please send them to Portable 9.   Ensure that boxes are complete, secured and the appropriate label is glued to the top.

The WE team thanks to you for supporting the Friendship Box Campaign.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

SWIM TEAM


Any student that is interested in participating on the Swim Team and Swim's competitively (must be a very competent swimmer) are invited to see Mr. Ongaro and Ms. Fearon at 2:30 pm in the Gymnasium Today Thursday Nov 29th for more information.

Ms. Fearon

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL



In volleyball action yesterday, the Dante Senior Girls Volleyball team were tied after 2 sets.  Unfortunately, they lost the 3rd set by the slimmest of margins.  Good effort by the girls.

Practice tomorrow (Fri) morning at 7:00 am.

Our next game is Monday

Mr. Galati & Mr. Sampogna

Wednesday, November 28, 2018



Christmas is a time for the Dante  community to show how much they care for young people, especially those in social, emotional and/or economic distress.

For a second year, Dante and our WE Team is partnering with I Love First Peoples for their Friendship Box Project.  The mission of I Love First Peoples is to empower children and youth through education and the motivation to stay in school.  It also tries to bridge Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities through projects that promote reconciliation.

Homeroom classes are invited to pack a shoe box that will be sent to children, 3-16 years of age in Northern Ontario communities.  These boxes will bring joy and friendship to so many students!

Homeroom teachers please ensure you have read the information, the list of suggested items for your boxes as well as detailed step-by-step instructions.  Completed boxes are due by Thursday, December 6th.

Thank you for your support of this social justice initiative.

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM



The Senior Girls Volleyball Team travels to St. Frere Andre School today for their game.

Teachers please dismiss the players at 1:50.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


There will be a junior girls volleyball practice tomorrow morning, Wednesday, at 7:00 am.  All players are expected to attend.

Please bring in your forms and money.

Monday, November 26, 2018

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


This is a reminder that there will be a junior girls volleyball practice after school today.

Girls are reminded to bring in their forms and money.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Attention Girls Volleyball Players.

There will be a practice today after school in our gym.

Please hand in all permission forms in Room 302 during lunch period.

DECORATING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS


Good Morning Dante Family

Christmas Season is here!

Would you like to help us decorate a Christmas tree together.

Please join us in room 106c every day this week from 2:30 - 3:30 pm to decorate  Christmas ornaments and have fun!

See you there :)

Ms. Kocinska & Ms. Tarantino


MUSIC MINISTRY




Music Ministry members are once again reminded that there will be two practices this week, after school @ 2:45, in the chapel.  On Tuesday we warm up and on Wednesday we raise the roof.  See you there.

Thank you.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM


Attention Members of the Junior Boys Basketball Team

A reminder of our very important practice today right after school.  We will meet in Portable 13.

See you all there.

Your coaches:  Mr. Servello and Mr. Aretusi

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS


Attention Girls Volleyball Players

There is a practice this Wednesday after school in our gym.

All permission forms and athletic fees are due.

STOP THE STIGMA


Anyone in grades 9-11 who are interested in helping out with Stop The Stigma/Mental Health Awareness this year at Dante are asked to see Mr. Canning today or tomorrow.

We are looking for a few students to start the year by attending the TCDSB Stop The Stigma Symposium at U of T on December 5.

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


Junior girls volleyball players are reminded that there is a 2nd tryout tomorrow after school in the Dante gym.

The list of players is posted outside of the gym.

Monday, November 19, 2018

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS



Attention Girls Volleyball players.

There is a practice this Wednesday after school in our gym.

All permission forms and athletic fees are due.

Attention Grade 12 Students! Grad Photos will be held in room 325 the week of November 26-29, 2018.  Today in your homeroom classes you will be receiving the information for online sign-up and registration.  Please book your photo time online.  For those grade 12 students with a period one spare, please visit the main office for a pamphlet.

All students who took their photo last week Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in room 206, please pass by the main office to leave your name.


There will be another junior girls volleyball tryout on Wednesday after school in the Dante gym.   The names are listed outside of the gym.

SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL


Last Thursday the senior boys Basketball team travelled to Bishop Marrocco to compete in their first regular season game.  Because of the lack of practice and gym time the coaches were up in the air as to the probable result.  But early in the beginning of the game coach Blackburn realized and remembered that a few of the players had already put in considerable amount of work and practice in the summer under his direction. 

The boys are also reminded to hand in their athletic payment. Failure to do so will exclude them from participating in upcoming games this week. 


Your coaches: Mr. Servello ,Mr. Aretusi, Mr. Blackburn

Tuesday, November 13, 2018



Please join us for the afternoon of crocheting and fun in room 202 at 2:30 p.m.

SENIOR GIRLS VOLLEY BALL


All girls who have signed up for the Senior Girls Volley ball team, there will be a meeting today in Room 302.

All forms and money must be handed in today for the tournament.



Today York University will be in the cafeteria during the lunch hours.

They will be able to answer all your questions and provide you with up to date information.

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL


A reminder that there will be a junior girls volleyball tryout Thursday after school at the old Beatrice campus.  Sign up has already been completed.  Mr. Canning is also hoping one of the new staff members will assist him in the coaching duties. H promises long days, early morning, a 3 month season, no extra money, but memories that will last at least until late spring.

Please see Mr. Canning if you are interested. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

MUSIC MINISTRY


Music Ministry members and all others who wish to help us joyfully raise our voices are once again reminded to be in the chapel after school today by 2:45 p.m. as we continue to prepare for our Advent masses.

See you there!

Thank you.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL



Attention members of the Junior Boys Basketball Team.  There will be a practice right after school.  We will meet in Portable 13 and walk over to Regina Mundi together.

See you all there.

Your coaches:  Mr. Servello and Mr. Aretusi

JUNIOR GIRLS VOLLEYBALL



This is a reminder for junior girls volleyball players to sign up outside the gym before Friday.  The only tryout will be next Thursday, November 15 at the Beatrice campus.

If you have any questions, please see Mr. Canning.

AFTER SCHOOL NUMERACY CLASS


" A reminder for all Grade 9 students who signed up for the after school numeracy class.

Class is today after school at 2:45 p.m. in Room 217.

See you there!"

CROCHETING CLUB


Crocheting Club is inviting students to room 202 at 2:30 p.m. today for an afternoon of fun and crocheting.

Ms. Tarantino and Ms. Kocinska


Monday, November 5, 2018

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM


Attention Members of the Junior Boys Basketball Team.  There will be a practice on Wednesday,m November 7th right after school.

We will meet in Portable 13 and walk over to Regina Mundi together.

See you all there.

Your Coaches:   Mr. Servello and Mr. Aretusi

THE DEPARTMENT OF CANADIAN & WORLD STUDIES



From: The Department of Canadian & World Studies


The Department of Canadian & World Studies is set to begin the Poppy Campaign at Dante. The Poppy Campaign will begin on Monday, November 5th to Thursday, November 8th, 2018.

We are asking Dante students for a donation to receive their poppy, which everyone will wear at the Remembrance Day assembly on Friday, November 9th.  

Today, the Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion's most important programs.  The money raised from poppy sales provides direct assistance for ex-service people in financial distress, as well as funding for medical appliances and research, home services, care facilities, and numerous other purposes.

We would like to challenge each Dante student to donate $1.00

You will receive your poppy before the Assembly on Friday.

We thank you for supporting the Poppy Campaign!



Thank you very much

MUSIC MINISTRY MEMBERS


Music Ministry members are reminded that there will be practice after school this Friday, November 9th, int he chapel at 2:45 p.m.  If you enjoy singing Christmas hymns and want to help us make a joyful noise at this year's Advent masses please come and join us.

Thank you.

WE SCARE HUNGER



Who uses food banks? Well let me tell you...
It's families,
children,
the working poor,
people with disabilities,
newcomers to the country,
single parents,
those on social assistance,
students,
and seniors.

Almost 1 in 8 people struggle with food insecurity because they simply don't have enough money to put food on the table.

Please make a donation of non-perishable food to Dante's WE Scare Hunger food drive.

Now there is one more reason to support We Scare Hunger... the homeroom class that brings in the most food donations will win a breakfast for the entire class! 

A member of WE will visit homerooms each day this week to get your daily tally and we will announce the class that has brought in the most donations each day during afternoon announcements.

Together WE Can Scare Hunger! Be the change Dante!!!


WE COMMITTEE




Good morning all,

Thank you so much for supporting our WE Scare Hunger initiative and encouraging your students to do the same.  This initiative could not be successful without your help! WE Scare Hunger continues this week, so there is still time to donate and reach your class goal.  We will be visiting homerooms each day this week to get your donation tally for the day.  Each afternoon we will be announcing the homeroom that brought in the most donations for that day. We are hoping that this may encourage a little bit of friendly competition among homerooms... all for a good cause :) As always your support is much appreciated, have a great week everyone,

Dante's WE Committee 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

WE SCARE HUNGER



"DD YOU KNOW THAT 1 IN 12 CANADIANS WHO VISITED A FOOD BANK LAST YEAR WERE TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF LACK OF FOOD".

WE Scare Hunger is Dante's annual food drive.  It starts this week!  Two collection bins are set up across from the office and ready to be filled with non-perishable food donations.  All donations will go to the North York Harvest Food Bank which helps individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in our community.

We kindly ask students and teachers to support WE  Scare Hunger.  This is a social justice tradition here at Dante.  If we all do a little, together we can accomplish a lot.

Be the change Dante!

SENIOR GIRLS (GR. 11 & GR. 12)


Attention all Senior Girls (Gr. 11 & Gr. 12) who are interested in joining the SR. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL team, sign up in Room 302 after school TODAY.

JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL



Practice/Tryout today after school at St. Margaret/form Beatrice Campus

Your coached:

Mr. Servello and Mr. Aretusi

MUSIC MINISTRY



Music Ministry members are reminded of practice today, after school @  2:45, in the chapel.

Thank you.

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL




Yesterday the senior boys volleyball season came to an end, losing to Brebeuf in the quarter finals. All games were very close. 

Mr. Canning would like to thank all the boys for their hard work and dedication, especially not having a gym this season. 

We would like to thank Mr. Bellisario and Ms. Fearon for their support, as well as Ms. Quagliozzi and Ms. Malfitano for helping us out.

Monday, October 29, 2018

SHSM


Grade 10's  have you wondered WHAT IS SHSM?

Here is you chance to find out.

WHERE:            The Hanger

WHEN:               November 8  ---  9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

WHY:                  To learn all about the SHSM program
                            in a fun-filled experience and lunch is
                            provided.  It's a day filled with activities
                            and meet students from other schools. 
                            See Ms. Pescador Portable 6  Period 3ab
                            for you form.


PERMISSION FORMS DUE OCTOBER 30,   OPEN TO ALL

PROM COMMITTEE


Attention all grade 12 Students:

The Dante 2019 Prom Committee is looking for new members who would like to assist in planning this year's prom.  If you are interested in being part of this year's Prom Committee, please come to a meeting after school on Tuesday October 30 in Room 303.

This is YOUR prom, grade 12s, so join the Prom committee and let's make this year's prom one of the best!

We hope to see you there!!!!

The Prom Committee

CROSS COUNTRY TEAM


Congratulations to all the runners of the new Cross Country team at Dante.  All runners braved the cold and wind on Friday October 26 at Centennial Park.  The members ran their best and all finished the course showing true sportsmanship.

Thank you to all those who participated-job well done!

Ms. Pribaz and Ms. Sturino anticipate you to come out for Track & Field.


JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL




Attention Junior and Senior Boys Basketball Participants. There will be a meeting on Monday, October 29th right after school in Portable 13. You need to bring in your signed permission forms in order to be eligible to attend our first tryout on Wednesday for the Juniors, and on Friday for the Seniors. Further details will be given at the meeting.
Again, be sure to bring your signed permission forms to the meeting on Monday, October 29th right after school in Portable 13. 

Your coaches: Mr. Servello ,Mr. Aretusi, Mr. Blackburn


WE SCARE HUNGER




"Did you know that 1 in 12 Canadians who visited a Food Bank last year were turned away because of lack of food. 

WE Scare Hunger is Dante’s annual food drive. It starts this week! Two collection bins are set up across from the office and ready to be filled with non-perishable food donations. All donations will go to the North York Harvest Food Bank which helps individuals and families experiencing food insecurity in our community. 

We kindly ask students and teachers to support WE Scare Hunger.  This is a social justice tradition here at Dante.  If we all do a little, together we can accomplish a lot.

Be the change Dante!"​

STUDENT COUNCIL



Student Council will be running a Pumpkin Carving Contest during Period 1 on October 31st as part of their Halloween Festivities. This year, pumpkins will be provided to participating home rooms. Please inform us by Monday, October 29th if you would like a pumpkin. A plastic table cloth will also be provided to you. We ask that teachers provide their own utensils.

Pumpkins will be displayed in the cafeteria during Period 2 & 3.

Special thanks to Jessica who has graciously offered to donated the pumpkins for this event.

As always, we thank-you for your support,

The Moderators 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER


The boys on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their semi- final match, today, against Neil McNeil. You must report to your period 3 class for attendance and to obtain your school work before your teacher dismisses you at 12:35. Mr. Turco will be waiting for you at the front of the office to board the school bus. Make sure you see Mr. Turco, today, after your period 3 teacher dismisses you at the front of the office.




Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Dante 2019 Prom Committee is looking for new members who would like to assist in planning this year's prom.  If you are interested in being part of this year's Prom Committee, please come to a meeting after school on Tuesday October 30 in Room 303.

This is YOUR  prom, grade 12s, so join the Prom committee and let's make this year's prom one of the best!

We hope to see you there!!!

The Prom Committee

NTS/SEARS MEMBERS


There will be a short meeting for all NTS/Sears members tomorrow in the dance room, 106.

All existing and new members are welcome!

Thank you.

CHOIR MEMBER


All choir members please meeting in Room 306 after school today.

Thank you!!

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER



The boys on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their quarter final match, today, against Bishop Allen. You must report to your period 4 class for attendance and to obtain your school work before your teacher dismisses you at 2:05 Mr. Turco will be waiting for you at the front of the office to hand out the TTC ticket. Quickly come to the front of the office, tomorrow at 2:05, after your teacher dismisses you to see Mr. Turco.


CO-OP DEPARTMENT



Grade 12 students interested in finding out more about

ACCELERATED APPRENTICESHIP opportunities for next semester in the ELECTRICAL or PLUMBING fields are invited to attend an OPEN HOUSE  tonight, TUESDAY OCTOBER 23rd

at HUMBER COLLEGE - 110 Carrier Dr. in Etobicoke at 6 pm.

For further information please see the Co-op department ..room 303.

Monday, October 22, 2018

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL


A reminder to the boys volleyball players of their game against Toronto West today.

The boys will be leaving at 1:30.  Please see Mr. Canning for TTC tickets.

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER



The boys on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of their quarter final match, tomorrow, against Bishop Allen. You must report to your period 4 class for attendance and to obtain your school work before your teacher dismisses you at 2:10 Mr. Turco will be waiting for you at the front of the office to hand out the TTC ticket. Quickly come to the front of the office, tomorrow at 2:10, after your teacher dismisses you to see Mr. Turco.

JUNIOR AND SENIOR BOYS BASKETBALL



To all boys interested in trying out for this years junior and senior boys basketball team, there is an important meeting this Wednesday after school in portable 13. All those interested must attend in order to receive an opportunity to be part of the Dante basketball team. 

Once again, meeting this Wednesday in portable 13, right after school.

See you all there.

From your coaches,

Juniors coaches: Mr. Servello and Mr. Aretusi
Seniors coach: Mr. Blackburn

Friday, October 19, 2018

JUNIOR BOY SOCCER

The Jr. Boys’ soccer team travelled to Earlscourt, yesterday, to play their divisional playoff game against St. Mary. Not knowing what to expect, the boys played with determination. They played hard, out hustled St. Mary, and controlled the game from the start. As a result, Dante scored two goals in the first half to lead 2-0. In the second half, Dante continued to work hard and had many chances to extend the lead but could not. The result was Dante                    winning 2-0. 


The coaches would like to congratulate the boys for a very impressive divisional playoff win. The next playoff game will be played next week, Tuesday Oct. 23, against Bishop Allen. The time and location of the game is still to be decided. Make sure you listen to the announcement on Monday for the time and location.    

Monday, October 15, 2018

CENTENNIAL COLLEGE


Today during the lunch hours, Centennial College will be here to answer any of your college questions.

Don't  miss out on this great opportunity.

DANCE CREW


If you think ;you can dance and would like to join Dante's dance crew, we want you to audition today right after school at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Provide your own dance piece and music!



The boys on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team are reminded of the soccer match, tomorrow Tuesday Oct 16, against Romero. Make sure you have your soccer jersey, soccer shoes and soccer shin guards for tomorrow’s game. As well, you are to attend your period 4 class, tomorrow, as you will be dismissed at 2:10 to travel on TTC for this soccer match. After your period 4 teacher dismisses you tomorrow, you must see Mr. Turco at the front of the office to obtain your TTC ticket.  




Friday, October 12, 2018

DANCE CREW "CONDEDERATION"


If you think you can dance and would like to join Dante's dance crew "Confederation", we want you to audition this coming Monday, October 15th after school at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium.  Provide your own dance piece and music!  See you there!

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER


Yesterday, the Jr. Boys’ soccer team played their second last league game against Father Redmond. With one point separating Father Redmond and Dante, the boys knew that at win or a tie would keep them in first place. The game started very tentative and Redmond kept on the pressure and eventually broke a scoreless tie. However, the boys would not give up and they too had chances and finally tied the score before the end of the half. As the second half started, Dante had some chances to move ahead but could not capitalize. Father Redmond had some of their own chances and they did capitalize. With over fifteen minutes still to play in the second half, the Dante boys kept the pressure but could not equalize the score. The score ended with Redmond winning 2-1. 


JUNIOR GIRLS BASKETBALL



Our junior girls played a strong game against Fr. Henry Carr last night, only loosing by less then  5 points in the fourth their effort and team work was incredible, they played an excellent defensive game! 

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY


Girls Field Hockey Team reminder practice Monday after school meet in the gym All must attend Playoff game on Wednesday Oct 17th.

Coaches

Thursday, October 11, 2018

INTRODUCTORY PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE


Students interested in an introductory photography course being offered through the Continuing Education Department, Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. right here at Dante are to visit the main office for registration information.  Classes begin this Saturday, October 13, 2018 SO don't delay, register today!!

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL


Congratulations tot he senior boys volleyball team for their dominant win against St. Mary yesterday.  The boys are reminded that there is a practice today at 3:00 p.m.  at the old Beatrice Campus.

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER


The coaches would like to remind the boys on the Jr. Boys’ soccer team that their next game is today against Father Redmond. You must report to your period 4 class, today, and ask your teacher to dismiss you once attendance has been taken and the school work obtained. Once you are dismissed, you are asked to report to the front of the office to board the school bus.  Mr. Turco and Mr. Aldea will be waiting for you at the front of the office.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL


Senior Boys volleyball players are asked to see Mr. Canning today to pick up their TTC tickets for their game against St. Marys.  The boys are asked to meet and depart at 1:45.

JR. BOYS SOCCER



The Jr. Boys’ soccer team travelled to Earlscourt Park, yesterday, for their soccer match against a very young and hardworking Saint Frere Andre squad. Dante dominated early and scored in the first 25 seconds. As the game progressed, the boys’ continued to move the ball and make quick passes. With Dante ahead 2-0, Saint Frere Andre was awarded a penalty kick. If Saint Frere Andre would have scored, it would have cut Dante’s lead to one half. 

With the second half still to play, the boys came out and continued to out hustle Saint Frere Andre and they eventually outscored them 8-0. 

The coaches would like to congratulate the team for a well-played game. The coaches would also like to remind the boys that their next game is tomorrow against Father Redmond. You must report to your period 4 class, tomorrow, and ask your teacher to dismiss you once attendance has been taken and  the school work obtained. Once you are dismissed, you are asked to report to the front of the office to board the school bus. 




Tuesday, October 9, 2018

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER


The boys on the Jr. boys’ soccer team are reminded of the soccer match, today, Tuesday Oct. 9 against Saint-Frère-André.
Make sure you have your soccer equipment for this very important match. Since this is a home game, the boys must remain in their period 4 class until 2:32. You must see Mr. Turco, at the end of the day, today, to pick up the TTC ticket. The game is played at Earlscourt Park. Directions to the Park will also be given out by Mr. Turco, today, after school at the front of the office.  


Thursday, October 4, 2018

GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY TEAM



Congratulations to the Girls Field Hockey Team with a 1-0 win vs Marshall McLuhan
Way to go Team. 


Next Game Tuesday Oct 9th

Thanks, coaches

GRADE 12 STUDENTS STUDENT LIFE EXPO AT THE METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE



Do you still require further information on Universities and/or Colleges?  Well here is a great opportunity you do not want to miss out on!!!

Meet with Canadian Universities and Colleges, plus much, much more!  It takes place on October 27 & 28, 2018 at the Metro Convention Centre.

Get your FREE TICKETS  in the Guidance Office with Ms. Francella.

Remember, tickets are free.  Get yours now before they run out.

If you choose to get your ticket at the door, they will cost you $10.00.

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS


Are you ready to fill your 40 volunteer hours?  The upcoming Youth Expo is the place to get all the information you need to start.

Meet non-profits in the city and sign-up for volunteer roles on the spot at Volunteer Toronto's Youth Expo on October 21st, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall.

Get your free ticket ahead of time by visiting www.volunteertoronto.ca 

JUNIOR BOYS SOCCER


The boys on the Jr. boys soccer team are reminded of the soccer match, next week, Tuesday October 9 against Saint-Frere-Andre.  Make sure you have your soccer equipment for this very important match.  Since this a home game the boys must remain in their period 4 class until 2:32   You must see Mr. Turco, at the end of the day, on Tuesday October 9, the day of the game, to pick up the TTC ticket.  The game is played at Earlscourt Park.  Directions to the Park will also be given out by Mr. Turco on Tuesday, the day of the game.

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL


Congratulations to the senior boys volleyball team on their 3-1 win over 1st place, Romero yesterday.

Mr. Canning didn't doubt them for a second.  

Monday, October 1, 2018

JR. BOYS' SOCCER


The boys on the Jr. Boys soccer team are reminded of their soccer match, tomorrow, against Michael Power, the A team.  Make sure you have your soccer jersey, soccer shoes and shin guards for tomorrow's game.  Stay tuned, tomorrow, for an announcement regarding the time and location of the game.

TENNIS


Tennis practice is cancelled today and tomorrow due to weather conditions. 

It will resume on Wednesday after school.

Friday, September 28, 2018

YOUTH EXPO


Attention all students!  Are you ready to fill your 40 volunteer hours?  The upcoming Youth Expo is the place to get all the information you need to start.  Meet non-profits in the city and sign-up for volunteer roles on the spot at Volunteer Toronto's Youth Expo on October 21st from 1-4 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall.  Get your FREE ticket ahead of time by visiting volunteertoronto.ca 

ORANGE SHIRT DAY


Orange shirt day calls upon every Canadian to wear an orange shirt in a spirit of healing and reconciliation.  Today at Dante staff and students are commemorating this event by wearing an orange shirt or donning an orange ribbon.

This seemingly small gesture symbolically recognizes the issue of residential school, honours the survivors and victims of those schools and makes an effort to ensure that every child matters.

Thank you to all staff and students who have participated in this event this year.

Special thank you to the FNMI teachers and the English department for their help!

JR. BOYS' SOCCER


In soccer action yesterday, the Jr. Boys’ soccer team travelled to Centennial Part to face their nemesis Michael Power, the B team. Dante started the first half very slowly and fell behind 1-0 but before the half ended, Dante tied the game. At the start of the second half, the coaches made some key changes and as a result Dante controlled the half and outscored Michael Power B. The game ended Dante 4 and

The coaches would like to congratulate the boys for a well-played game and impressive win. The team is reminded that, next week Tuesday, they will play against Michael Power, the A team. Make sure you do not forget your soccer jersey, soccer shoes and shin guards for next week’s Tuesday’s match.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS



Attention all students! Are you ready to fill your 40 volunteer hours? The upcoming Youth Expo is the place to get all the information you need to start. Meet non-profits in the city and sign-up for volunteer roles on the spot at Volunteer Toronto’s Youth Expo on October 21st from 1 – 4 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall. Get your FREE ticket ahead of time by visiting volunteertoronto.ca.


STUDENT VOLUNTEERS





HERE IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE YOUR VOLUNTEER HOURS!
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED FOR TORONTO'S PUMPKIN FEST WHICH IS BEING HELD AT DOWNSVIEW PARK ON OCTOBER 6, 7 AN 8.  SEE GUIDANCE FOR MORE DETAILS.


CROSS COUNTRY


Reminder to check the schedule outside the Guidance Office.  There will be an added practice tomorrow in the morning. 

If you are still interested in joining please see Mrs. Pribaz of Ms. Sturino.

TERRY FOX RUN/WALK


Please dismiss the SHSM/NON PROFIT STUDENTS ONLY at 12:00 p.m. for their Terry Fox Run.

TENNIS


Tennis practice is cancelled today due to weather conditions.

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was created to inform all Canadians about the horrors that occurred in the Indian Residential Schools.

Residential schools were government sponsored religious school that were meant to make Indigenous children more European-Canadian.  The first school opened in 1831 and the last residential school closed in 1996.

It is estimated that over 6,000 Indigenous children died at these schools.  Children died from disease and starvation.  Children were isolated from their families and forced to abandon their Indigenous identity.

The TRC hopes to guide and inspire Aboriginal people and Canadians in a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect.

Please join us in wearing an orange shirt on Friday or wear the orange ribbon provided for you in your homeroom classes.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

ORANGE SHIRT DAY


Yesterday you may have been asking yourself why an orange shirt?  Orange shirt day grew out of Phyllis's story.  Phyllis, a 6 year old in Williams Lake, B.C., was given a brand new orange shirt to wear by her grandmother for her first day at St. Joseph's Mission.  Having new clothes like a brand new shirt would have been a luxury of Phyllis.  Upon arriving at her new school, her brand new shirt was taken away.

On Friday, students and teachers are invited to wear an orange shirt as an acknowledgement of the plight of  the plight of Indigenous children in the residential school system.  On Friday, you will be provided an orange ribbon to wear on this day as a symbol of our commitment to healing and reconciliation.


MUSIC MINISTRY


Choir members are reminded of practice after school. 

Change of venue ....... we will meet in the chapel.

Thank you.

GRADE 11 AND 12 STUDENTS


On WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3RD during period 1 in the auditorium, there will be a presentation on APPRENTICESHIP and opportunities in accelerated apprenticeship programs for students considering careers as a cook or baker, hairstylist and cosmetologist, early childhood educator or Child and Youth Practitioner, Auto mechanic, Construction craft worker, Electrician, plumber, drywall applicator, floor covering installer, carpenter and refrigeration mechanic.

There are over 200 careers attainable through the apprenticeship pathway where you EARN while you LEARN!

Find out more about APPRENTICESHIPS by attending the presentation on

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

Interested student MUST SIGN UP in the  guidance office   in order to attend.

TENNIS


Tennis practice has been cancelled today due to the weather conditions.

SENIOR BOYS VOLLEYBALL


Congratulations to the senior boys volleyball team on their win against St. Basil's yesterday.  The boys put in a strong effort in their 3 and 1 win.  Players are reminded to bring in their activity fees, and that they have a game against Marrocco tomorrow.

SENIOR BOYS SOCCER


The boys on the Jr. Boys' soccer team are reminded of their first season game, today, against Bishop Allen.  Make sure you have your soccer shoes and shin guards for today's game.  Teachers, please dismiss the boys on the soccer team at 1:25, today, so that they may board the school bus for their soccer game at Allen.  The boys, on the team, must report in front of the office to board the school bus, once you are dismissed by our period 4 teacher.  As well, you must submit your permission form and athletic payment to Mr. Galati today before 12:00 p.m. in room 302, if you have not done so.  The permission form along with the athletic payment mus be handed in before today's soccer game and before you board the school bus.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

ATHLETIC BANQUET


The Athletic Banquet has been cancelled due to lack of ticket sales.

If you bought a ticket for the event you can receive your refund during all 3 lunches.

Ms. Fearon

GRADE 12 GRADUATION STUDENTS


This is a reminder that you are able to sign up for the opportunity to request, maximum two extra tickets for the Grad Ceremony, today during all three lunches.

Thank you to all grade 12 students who signed up yesterday.  It was great turn out and thank you for remembering to present your student I.D.

Tomorrow, Friday, June 8, 2018 will be the lastday to sign up.  This deadline will not be extended.

Monday, June 4, 2018

GIRLS SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS


All members of the Girls Softball Team are to meet tomorrow at 8:45 a.m. in front of the office for our playoff games tomorrow at Centennial Park.

Don't be late!

Thank you.

GRADUATION CEREMONY


This announcement is for all grade 12 graduating students who are attending the Grad Ceremony on THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018.

Grade 12 students, if you are attending the Graduation Ceremony and would like additional guest tickets, please see Mrs. Malfitano in the Main Office this Wednesday, June 5, Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8, during all three lunches.

In order to sign up, student I.D. is required.

Friday, June 7th will be the last day to sign up.  This deadline will not be extended.

Thank you.

ANNUAL ATHLETIC BANQUET


Dante Alighieri Annual Athletic Banquet, 

To recognize you the Dante Athlete on Thursday June 7th at 3:00 p.m. in Dante's Gym.

Refreshments followed by awards.

Tickets can be purchased Monday and Tuesday during all 3 lunches for only $2.00 or see Ms. Fearon.

Thanks.

Ms. Fearon

Thursday, May 31, 2018

METRO FINAL TRACK & FIELD MEET


Congrats to the participant who competed yesterday at the METRO Finals track & Field meet at Birchmount stadium.

The day began with a well run 110m hurdles by one of students who placed 16th out of the field.

Next, another student placed 9th in the novice girls shot put.

This was followed by a speedy relay 4X100 relay by the junior boys who qualified for the finals later in the day.  The relay ran their fastest  time of the season to place 5th over all just missing qualifying for OFSAA!

Congrats to all and good luck to those competing today.

STUDENT SUCCESS


York University is organizing a youth summer program that runs from July 9-13.

Students between the ages of 14-18 of any cultural or linguistic background are invited to participate in this program.

Program is free.  Please visit room 121 for application information.

Monday, May 28, 2018

GIRLS SOFTBALL


Reminder of Girls Softball Practice today after school at Caledonia Park.

Thank you!

SHSM STUDENTS


Good morning All SHSM students attending the Leadership Conference at Canada's wonderland this week, there will be a a brief meeting period 2 today in the cafeteria.

GO TO CLASS FIRST FOR ATTENDANCE!  Then make your way to the cafeteria.

Teachers than you for your support.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

GIRLS SOCCER


Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team Defeating Marshall McLuhan in the Semi-Final game here at Dante.  Score was 3-2.

Stay tuned for details re:  Finals on Monday.

Ms. Fearon, Ms. Cilento

SUMMER SCHOOL INFO


Don't delay.  Summer school applications are now available in guidance.

If you have submitted your summer school application, please see Ms. Francella for your confirmation of registration.  You will need it on the first day of school.


TRACK & FIELD


Congrats to the the track and field team for a fabulous showing at the second day of the TCDAA championships.  The day started with the 400 M hurdles of which 2 Dante athletes successfully placed.

See you for practice next week!!!

GIRLS SOFTBALL


Attention all members of the GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM.

You will be getting dismissed at 12:20 p.m. today to prepare for our games.

See you all at Caledonia Park no later than 12:50 p.m. please.

Thank you.

SENIOR BOY SOCCER


The senior boys soccer team traveled away to Weston Lions Park to face St. Basil's for the semi-finals yesterday at 1:00 p.m.

Basil's finished 1st in the group, while Dante finished 3rd behind Chaminade. The boys were up tot he challenge as they played and worked for each other on the field.  Dante will play in the finals next week against the winner of Michael Power or Chaminade.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

GIRLS SOFTBALL


Attention all members of the GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM.

You will be getting dismissed at 12:20 p.m. today to prepare for our games.

See you all at Caledonia Park no later than 12:50 p.m. please.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM


Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team who beat St. Basil's 3-2  in the quarter-final game.

Great team effort by all players.


GIRLS SOFTBALL


Attention all members of the Girls Softball Team.

There will be a mandatory practice today after school at Caledonia Park.

Please let the coaches know if you're unable to attend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

GIRLS SOFTBALL

Attention all members of the Girls Softball Team.  There will be a mandatory practice tomorrow, Thursday, May 17th after school at Caledonia Park.

Please let the coaches know if you're unable to attend!

SUMMER SCHOOL

Reminder to students that summer school information and application forms are available in the Guidance Office.

If you have already submitted your summer school application, please see Ms. Francella in the guidance office for your confirmation of registration form.  You will need to present your form on the first day of summer school.

Monday, May 14, 2018

GIRLS SOFTBALL


A reminder of our games tomorrow at Caledonia Park against Basil's.

You will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. to head over.

See you all there.

Thank you.


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WE


There will be a very important WE meeting today after school.  Please pass by portable 14 after the bell.  

All member are expected to attend.

See you there!

GIRLS SOCCER


Reminder of Girls Soccer Team practice tonight, all must attend to play in quarter-finals at Dante on Wednesday, May 16th.

Quarter-final soccer game on Wednesday, May 16th game time is 2:15 p.m. warm up starts at 1:45 p.m.

A. Fearon

Friday, May 11, 2018

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTS DEPARMENT

Arts week concludes today with Film Friday.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of a montage of media arts student videos in the cafeteria during all three lunches.

For your on going support of the arts department, I say thank you!

The arts is a vital part of the Dante Family and goes a long way to encourage student engagement through creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.

Our students and staff work very hard each day to educate the imagination and give back to the community through music, drama, photography, visual art, dance and media arts.

In closing, I would like to give a shout out to Ms. Richardson, Mr. LaBarera, Ms. Reedy, Mr. Spedaliere, Mr. Vukman, Ms. Dimza and Mr. Labriola.  Your passion for and didication to the arts at Dante is very much appreciated.

That's it for me! Han an artful day!

EXPLORE THE ARTS.  SUPPORT THE ARTS.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM


Girls Soccer Team finished their regular season undefeated and pulled off a big win today by all girls with only 11 players scoring a whopping 8 goals vs BMTM.

Congratulations - All Team must attend practice Monday May 14th - to play in the Quarter Finals Wednesday May 16th.

Bring Jersey to practice or hand them in to Ms. Fearon.

GIRLS SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT



A big thank you and congratulations goes out to the Dante girls softball team.

They had an excellent tournament yesterday, finishing 1st overall in the preliminary round.  They reached the semi-finals as the top seed and lost a very close game by a score of 4-2 after having won their previous 2 games.

I was a long hard fought day of games, and the girls put together a great performance.  Thank you so much for all of your hard work and for making Dante proud.

Go Dante!

Girls, get some well deserved rest and be ready for our next set of games next week, Tuesday, May 15th.

Thanks so much and see you all there.

ARTS DEPARTMENT


Arts week continues today with Dance Thursday.

You are most welcome to stop by and witness a variety of inspirational dance routines and movement pieces that will be sure to brighten up your day!

THE TIME:              Period 3 B/C
THE PLACE:            The Auditorium
THE EXPERIENCE:   Absolutely Unforgettable!

ACCORDING TO WILLIAM PURKEY

"YOU'VE GOTTA DANCE LIKE THERE'S NOBODY WATCHING, LOVE LIKE YOU'LL NEVER BE HURT, SING LIKE THERE'S NOBODY LISTENING, AND LIVE LIKE IT'S HEAVEN ON EARTH".   

AMEN TO THAT.

EXPLORE THE ARTS.  SUPPORT THE ARTS.



SHSM NON PROFIT STUDENTS


SHSM Non Profit student please report to Room 323 for workshop.

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM


Game day Girls Soccer Team.  Please be ready to play at 3:00 p.m.

Mr. Fearon

GIRLS SOFTBALL


Congratulations to the Dante Girls Softball team for another successful outing yesterday.

They won both games against Madonna 12-11 and 17-5.

The girls were fantastic as they battled back from a slow start in game 1, down 9-1.  They came back and went on to win 12-11.

Great Job!

Thank ;you to all the staff for your continued support!

ATTENTION GRADE 11 & 12 STUDENTS


If you are interested in finding out more about part-time or full-time summer employment with the Canadian Armed Forces, there will be a free Open House on Saturday May 12th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Denison Armoury in Downsview.

If interested, see flyers posted in the cafeteria, guidance or come speak to one of the co-op teachers in room 303.

ARTS DEPARTMENT


Arts week continues today with Art and Photography Wednesday.  Room 212 will be magically transformed into a gallery exhibiting some wonderfully exquisite student paintings, photographs and other art pieces.  Drop by any time during period 3 to experience the super duper talents of our Dante Family.

We also wish safe travels to the cast and crew of the Wall paper as they venture forth to Cambridge this morning for the Provincial Showcase.

As Pablo Picasso said "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up".  - Very Profound!

EXPLORE THE ARTS.  SUPPORT THE ARTS.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

SPIRIT DAY


Student Council has also planned a spirit day this upcoming Wednesday.  During all lunches there will be games, like Kahoot and Family Feud!  Also, during all lunches there will be a photo booth!  Take pictures with your friends and post it with the #DaaSpringSpritday!

CASUAL DAY


Good Morning Monarchs,

Just a heads up that his Wednesday will be a casual day.  Bring your two dollars or show your casual day pas.

GIRLS SOCCER TEAM


Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on their 4-1 win against Loretto College.

Please give Ms. Fearon your Jersey if you are not playing Wednesday game.

Next season game is Wednesday May 9th, be ready to warm-up at 3:00 p.m.

Thank you.

Ms. Fearon/Ms. 

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT


Summer School Registration is now open.  Also - dual credit courses are also available at Humber College this summer.  Please see Guidance for more information - or follow us on our new Twitter Account @DanteGuidance.

GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM


Just a reminder to the Girls Softball Team about our games today, Tuesday, May 8th against Madonna.

We will meet in Portable 16 at 11:50 a.m. before heading over.
If teachers could please dismiss the team members accordingly.

Thank you all so much!

ARTS DEPARTMENT


Arts week continues today with Theatre Tuesday.  There will be a special performance of "The Wall Paper" during period 3 b/c for all students who have already purchased tickets.

As well, on behalf of the Dante Family I would like to offer my very best wishes to Ms. Reedy and her drama students who travel to Cambridge tomorrow for the Nation Theatre for the National Theatre School's Provincial Showcase on Thursday.  We are so proud of you, DANTE DRAMA!

EXPLORE THE ARTS.  SUPPORT THE ARTS.

Mr. Labriola



Monday, May 7, 2018

AFTER SCHOOL NUMERACY PROGRAM


"This announcement is for all the grade 9 students taking the after school numeracy program with Mrs. Gagliardi.  Class is cancelled today, Monday, May 7th.  Classes will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week".

Thank you.

GIRLS SOFTBALL PRACTICE


Just a reminder to the Girls Softball Team about our practice today, after school at Caledonia Park.

We will meet in Portable 15 before heading over.

It is a very important practice in preparation for our games Tuesday and tournament Wednesday.

All mus be present!

Thanks so much and see you all there!