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Dunbarton Athletic Association (DAA) meets every Tuesday at lunch in room 304. They do many different sport related events around the school. For example, they run intramurals and host the Athletic Banquet in June to acknowledge athelete's accomplishments from the year.
Who: Music Council
When: Thursdays at Lunch
Where: Auditorium in South Campus
What: This council supports the Music Department and other Dunbarton fundraising initiatives. We plan, organize and facilitate a variety of events throughout the year. We take part in Santa Cause, Carnival and host a Talent Show that is open to the entire school. Our Annual Music Banquet Pot luck is an enjoyable and memorable event that celebrates the students’ musical accomplishments. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and make new friends. Come join us. Music Council always welcomes new members.
Grade 9 council is a council that is open to all grade nines. They meet every other Wednesday in room 410. Their major events include the Hallowe'en costume contest, Pay to Park, and an event for carnival.
DHS Environmental Council
The Environmental council meets Wednesdays at lunch with executive meetings on Mondays in room 440. New members are always welcome.
Dunbarton is a gold level Ecoschool with a wide-ranging set of curriculum and club based environmental initiatives. Gold Level Ecoschool certification requires a school to have a comprehensive set of initiatives in each of six areas. A list of some of our projects for 2010-2011 follows.
Teamwork and Leadership –the club has over 60 members, four teacher advisors, and is in ongoing communication with administrative and support staff. Each year both teachers and students participate in and present at conferences.
Curriculum – environmental initiatives are embedded in a number of courses. Grade 9 science students will soon begin a multi-year study of water quality in Petticoat Creek; our technology class operates the Eco-Cell cell phone recycling program; and we offer a Watershed Science program that combines field work with cooperative education.
Stewardship in the School and Community – our members have participated in tree planting and petition initiatives with Friends of the Rouge Watershed; they volunteer for and participate in the annual Environmental Stewardship Pickering spring conference, and in April 2009 we delivered the Partners in Climate Protection presentation to over 1500 students.
Waste – our students manage classroom recycling, they are conducting a study to determine how to increase the use of recycled paper and to reduce contamination in recycling containers, and we continue to expand the number of GOOSE (good on one side) scrap paper boxes in staff and class rooms.
Energy – a solar hot water heating system was recently installed at Dunbarton as a result of the energy conservation initiatives undertaken by club members; a study of electricity conservation strategies for hallway lighting is underway; and Grade 9 Science classes participate in the Wattwize program to monitor and reduce energy consumption in the classroom.
Greening – we have to date planted 27 large shade trees on campus and constructed an outdoor classroom. Each summer over 100 student volunteer hours are used to maintain and water our trees. We are currently developing plans to install a pollinator garden on campus.
DFS meets every Thursday at lunch in room 416. DFS aspires to raise school awareness of national bilingualism, increase appreciation of French culture, strengthen French skills, and to enhance French through education as well as intellectual, social and creative activities. It is a council founded on the principles that knowledge and pride for bilingual national heritage is key to understanding our identity and promoting national pride.
The Students Together Opposing Prejudice Council, better known as S.T.O.P. is a dedicated group at DHS. Our council works together to promote mulitculturalism and diveristy, helping to eliminate problems concerning prejudice and discrimination around the school. They try their best to educate our members and students at DHS about the problems that occur everyday in society. Hopefully, together with your help they can make a difference within our school and spread the importance of diversity to others.
The S.T.O.P. council is in charge of the cultural events that take place at DHS, and always welcomes new members from all grades to participate and become part of our team. Listen up for the announcements or check out the S.T.O.P. board in front of the math office for more information about our meetings and events.
The Muslim Student Association meets every Tuesday at lunch in room 308. The goal of this council is to spread awareness about Islam and eliminate prejudice in Dunbarton High School through their events. They host the annual Eid Luncheon, organize an Islamic Awareness Month assembly, and run the Blood Donor Clinic. these are just a few of the biggest events. They also have samosa sales and little fundraisers througout the school year. They are looking for you at their weekly meetings!
GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) meets every Tuesday after school in room 704. Dunbarton's Gay-Straight Alliance draws on the courage of LGBT youth and the commitment of straight allies working in partnership to change the school climate, promote acceptance, and reform school policies. Strong, well-supported GSAs can have a major impact on the education enviroment and possess the power to transform individuals, school cultures, and educational institutions.
All of the work with students focuses on leadership development and activism that prioritizes building alliances not only across sexual orientation and gender identity lines, but also across race, ethnicity, and class lines. They believe that human rights are crucial, and inalienable. Events they run include Ally week, Pink Friday, World AIDS day and the day of silence.
SSC meeets Wednesdays at lunch in room 416. This council brings awareness for children in distress. The biggest event for this council is the 30 hour famine that occurs in April. The money raised from this event goes to World Vision. April will provide a fact month for the students of DHS to learn about the children that need assistance in the world.
IMPACT is a Christian council that runs at Dunbarton High School. They meet every Wednesday, at lunch in room 307. At the meetings they get to know one another better and become friends. Throughout the year they plan various events. The biggest event with the help of all councils at DHS is Santa Cause. Santa Cause is a two week event that raises money for the Salvation Army. IMPACT welcomes new members and hopes to see you at a meeting.
S.A.S.S. stands for the School Association of Student Songwriters. We meet in the small music room, in South Campus, every Thursday at lunch. The purpose of this council is to provide a fun environment for songwriters to share their work. Whether you only write lyrics, or only play music, SASS is a great council because we often collaborate to help each other finish our songs. On a week-to-week basis, we join together in the music room with our instruments, play our songs for each other and listen to constuctive criticism. Each year, there is a song writing contest for SASS clubs across Durham, where students can showcase their compositions and compete for prizes. We also have professional musical guests come in to encourage and help with our song writing, and there are SASS concerts throughout theyear where students can perform their songs.
Arts Council's mission is to spread the arts throughout Dunbarton, whether it be visual, dramatic or musical. Our biggest event is Coffee House, which is essentially an intimate showcase of student talent. They also host Arts Week, Door Decorating, Buskering, Applefest, and more! They meet every Wednesday at lunch in Room 821 of south campus. New members are always welcome.
Student Senate is an elected group of students that meet three times per semester to discuss upcoming events. Each homeroom has a Class Ambassador, or "CA" that is elected at the beginning of the semester. Approximately 80 CA's receive information regarding Dunbarton's upcoming events, which they pass on to their homerooms. This generates awareness for the events, which in turn gets more students involved in leadership activities. this is your chance to get involved, run for your Class Ambassador next semester!
September 15th and 164th- Class elections
September 27th, October 25th, November 22nd - Student Senate meetings.
Presidents' Council meets every other Monday in the leadership room. This a meeting for every president of every council at DHS. These meetings are for the councils to discuss what events are running throughout the school and to organize and plan major events.
Presdients' Council meeting dates for first semester:
September 13th, October 3rd, 17th, October 31st, November 14th, 28th, December 12th