BSS Library Tip: Student Calendar and Databases

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Did you know that we have a Google Calendar set up just for you? Stay on top of important dates by clicking here or on the image to see the student calendar.


If you have Google Calendar on your phone, you can copy our events to your own digital agenda.




Did you know that you have access to thousands of academic journal articles, newspaper archives inside a host of databases, and great specialty sides such as Teen Health and Wellness all for free as a TDSB student?  Come to the library on the second floor and get the usernames and passwords to unlock this world of information!

If you need assistance, check out Kids Help Phone for Teens website for a ton of useful information from bullying to depression.


Ramadan Kareem to our Muslim staff and students

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ramadhanThe Toronto District School Board’s Equity Foundation Statement asserts that

► All our students are provided with equitable opportunities to be successful in our system; that institutional barriers to such success are identified and removed; and that all learners are provided with supports and rewards to develop their abilities and achieve their aspirations.

During Ramadan, most Muslims fast during the hours of daylight and also increase their focus on prayer and contemplation. At the end of each day, the fast is traditionally broken with a prayer and a light meal called the iftar.” (TDSB Equity).

**Students requiring a place for prayer can do so in the library.  Please notify your teacher before visiting us.

To learn more about other Days of Significance, click here.

Prepare for Midterms tomorrow!

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midterms Midterms are tomorrow!  If you have an I.E.P. and need accomodations, please notify your teacher to speak to Ms. Robb, the Student Success teacher.

Check out these study tips:

How to study for exams (WikiHow)




Computer use tips

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CA Server Message

If you receive a message from the “CA SERVER”, try to click on defer until it no longer allows you.  Be sure to save your work and let the computer restart.

Icon_AWSave your work to the H: drive and access from home

  • Click here for instructions on how to access your Home Drive from home.
  • Access AW/H: drive directly from here. (log in with your Student Num and password)

Calling all young writers – Summer Workshops through the TPL

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ImageAre you an aspiring writer, aged 16+ ? If so, check out these amazing workshops by Toronto authors Dalton Higgins, Emily Pohl-Weary and Sheila Heti. They’re all happening downtown at the Toronto Reference Library!



Dalton HigginsDalton Higgins (Vibe, The Source)
Saturday, July 13
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St)

Dalton inhabits the worlds of digital culture, hip hop and popular culture – and combines them in a potent mix. One of Canada’s foremost experts on hip hop.

Emily Pohl-Weary  (Kiss Machine, Girls Who Bite Back)
Emily Pohl WearySaturday July 20
2:00-4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St)






Sheila Heti

Sheila’s book How Should a Person Be? was chosen by The New York Times as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012. Contemporary culture is her beat.xecutive Director of the innovative “open source” learning centre the Academy of the (Im)possible, Emily’s novel Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl will be published this fall by Penguin.
Sheila Heti (How Should a Person Be?, The Chairs are Where the People Go)
Saturday, July 27
2:00 – 4:30 pm
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St)


Spaces are limited for all of these workshops! To register, or to find out more, email: useyourwords@hotmail.ca

Teen Summer Reading at the TPL

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Looking for something to read?  Checkout the Toronto Public Library’s site for Teen Summer Reading:  Word Out.


Big on Bloor: save the date

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festival-logoBig on Bloor: save the date

Check out the Big on Bloor festival: “BIG on Bloor Festival, car-free Bloordale celebrates arts, culture, community & small business, on Bloor Street, Toronto, Dufferin to Lansdowne. We welcome everyone!” (Bloordale BIA).

Saturday, July 20, 1–9 pm
Sunday, July 21, 12–6 pm
Bloor Street, Toronto
Dufferin to Lansdowne

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