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Grad Photos

Graduating students can book appointments online to take their Grad photos.  Appointment dates run from December 7th – 11th.  Visit and use school code DMC.  Click here for more details.

Northern Lights Show Choir

Northern Lights Show Choir, DMCI’s premier singing and dancing group attended the “Baystate Show Choir Festival” from November 12-15. 


Students left DMCI on Thursday in the very early hours of the morning and headed to New York City, where they enjoyed a group dinner followed by a performance of the hit Broadway musical “Something Rotten”.  On Friday morning, they headed to North Easton, Massachusetts where they, along with students from 14 others schools, attended vocal workshops led by Broadway veteran Timothy Shew (Jean Valjean in Les Miserables) and dance workshops led by Los Angeles choreographer Ryan McCarty.  Friday even they were treated to an “a cappella” concert by The Brown Derbys from Brown University. 


Saturday morning and afternoon saw more workshops and performance preparations.  Saturday evening was the BIG show!  Each group performed 2-3 of their own numbers (Northern Lights performed “Fragile” and “Too Much”), and then all 600 students performed their newly-learned, choreographed versions of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and “Shut Up And Dance”, as well as a very moving performance of their grand finale “Glory”, which was written for the movie “Selma”.


Northern Lights put on a great show, receiving very high praise from the adjudicators, who loved both their strong singing and creative costumes and choreography.  A number of teachers and parents at the festival commented on how lovely our group was, both on and off the stage!


If you’d like to see Northern Lights in action, along with the rest of the Music Department, mark your calendars for WINTER MUSIC NIGHT  – Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:30pm in the DMCI cafeteria.  Admission is $10/adults and $5/students & seniors.

Welcome to Don Mills Collegiate Institute


Welcome back to a fantastic new school year at Don Mills Collegiate. Please ensure your parent / guardian contact information is current on file with the main office including email addresses so you can keep in the loop on all the exciting and dynamic programs at DMCI. Please note that all DMCI late starts have been cancelled until further notice.

Our November Character Matters focus is: Responsibility. We want Don Mills students understanding how to manage themselves, think about their learning skills, and be good community members.

CHANGES TO GIFTED BOUNDARIES At the Board meeting this past Wednesday on October 28, 2015, recommendations were approved. Most notably, "Students currently in existing 2015-2016 Secondary Gifted Intensive Support Programs (ISPs) will be unaffected and will remain in their current school until graduation or withdrawal from the program."

Please visit the Gifted Program Don Mills web page for more information. 


Important Deadline: Not every school offers educational trip opportunities like these. Wow! Athens, Florence, and Rome! DMCI Travel Club has arranged an amazing trip for Don Mills Students to be able to go on this March Break for 10 days for $3000 and experience other cultures. Payment plans are available. The deadline is approaching at the end of November. For an all-inclusive $3000 price including insurance, students can have a once in a lifetime education enhancing experience with Don Mills Teacher supervision and award-winning EF Educational Tours. It's all about fun and sightseeing and understanding more about world cultures in Italy, Greece, and Rome. For more info please contact or or see and review tour #1683035KD.

November 17  - Post Secondary Fair Flyer - This is the perfect opportunity to meet with reps to support your child as they finalize their post-secondary applications. All grade 12 DMCI students will be invited to the fair during last period. The event will open to the whole school at 3:05 pm. You as well as parents of students at York Mills CI have the opportunity to participate in this event from 3:30 – 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

November 19 - After 8 Evening - Welcoming Grade 8 Students and Families - 5:30 to 8:00 pm - review the schedule here.

Here is our Recent School Newsletter that went out with report cards in June. We also have a weekly newsletter that you can receive by email from the school. You can email our office administrator to be added to the mailing list. Here is a list of current clubs and teams at DMCI. There is a student fee of $50 payable and details on what it contributes to are included here

If you are interested in attending DMCI, please follow the instructions outlined in this REGISTRATION document link.  Students coming to DMCI from a Canadian school must download this Vice-Principal transfer application form

If you would like to find out more about the TDSB in the many different languages of our communities, please click on Translations.


Our computer science program and programming club is continuing its contest and self-development portal to help students everywhere learn more about programming and test their skills. Check out this link at to register and compete!

Did you miss today's announcements? Here is a quick-link to AW when students and staff are logged in to the intranet.


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