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Students learn about citizenship at ceremony

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017

Students at Westwood Middle School in East York got a first-hand experience of a Canadian Citizenship ceremony when 25 new Canadians were sworn in at an event in the auditorium of the school.

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Cosburn Wolves girls’ soccer teams earn the right to howl!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017

Cosburn girls soccer Grade 7-8 team Cosburn girls soccer Grade 6 team Both the Grade 6 and Grades 7-8 girls soccer teams at Cosburn Middle School were beaming after capping perfect seasons with TDESSA city championships. After winning the conference titles in convincing fashion both teams, known as the Wolves as are all teams at the school at 520 Cosburn Ave. in East York, headed into the City Championship Tournament with high expectations. The Grade 6 girls, coached by Laura Little and Ken Hershorn, faced John Wanless for the overall title and came away with a 2-0 shut-out victory on goals by Jocelyn Singh and Alexis Worrel. The 7/8 girls, coached by Alexander Markovic and George Photos, would face a familiar foe in Glenview, as it was a rematch of the 2015 finals which also saw Cosburn emerge victorious...

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Hundreds of ukulele playing TDSB students coming to EY for Uke Day

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

Juno-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and mom Melanie Doane has lived in East York for several years and now teaches here too.

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Diefenbaker school unveils new historical mural

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017

School fairs are popular this time of year and every institution tries to put its best foot forward at the annual events. At Diefenbaker Public School staff and students had extra reason to beam as they used the occasion May 27 to unveil a stunning new historical mural covering walls and a staircase of the building on Plains Road west of Coxwell Blvd. Local Toronto-Danforth MP Julie Dabrusin and Ward 20 Councillor Mary Fragedakis also attended along with throngs of parents and local residents. The theme is based on an indigenous cultural theme of “Seven Grandfathers Sacred Teachings” and was developed by the students and staff in conjunction with Elder Esther Osche, who visited every class in the school to discuss the concept, the school’s principal explains in an accompanying text. Students added in the idea of incorporating four...

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Helena and Lauren saving lives one used battery at a time

Posted by on May 1, 2017

When eleven-year-old Helena Giamos and her best friend Lauren Essaye learned of all the children living in Third World countries who were dying because of a lack of nutrients —specifically zinc— the Grade 6 Leaside students decided to do something about it.

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Wolves bring Cosburn Middle School its first hockey championship

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

After an exciting season that saw them go into overtime in the final championship game, the Cosburn Wolves hockey team emerged winners of the Toronto District Elementary School Athletic Association’s Southern Conference title on March 1. It was the first time in the school’s history that a hockey championship had been won. After advancing to the finals on the strength of a previous overtime win —a shoot-out victory against a higher ranked team after coming back from a two-goal deficit— the co-ed team of Grade 6-8 students won the final with goal notched with just 15.6 seconds left on the clock in the overtime...

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