Student Activity Council

The SAC is a group of student-elected representatives that organize events and fundraisers for Don Mills. From School dances such as semi formal and prom, to our athletic banquet and Don Mills spirit wear sales, and dodgeball games with the police, we work around the clock to make DMCI one of the most fun schools in the TDSB. Our SAC is very active sponsoring many different clubs and activities throughout the year. They run charity fundraisers, lunchtime events, a semi-forma and provide character examples to help us set school tone and culture.  We are very lucky to have Mr. Ben Gross as our staff advisor to help us develop leadership skills. 

There is a student fee of $55 payable and details on what it contributes to are included here.

Students can find SAC online through the Student Outreach Facebook group, ask an SAC member to add you if you haven’t been already.

Follow SAC on twitter at @DonMillsSAC https://twitter.com/DonMillsSAC

We are always gathering info from our grade reps as well to let students know who they can reach out to with student community needs, to make sure each grade has a voice. 

 

SAC ‘18/19 Biographies

President

Natalee Veisi

Natalee Veisi, a grade twelve gifted student, is DMCI’s 2018 - 2019 SAC President. She is responsible for leading and organizing SAC in the various events and initiatives it holds throughout the year. In the DMCI community, Natalee serves as the president of DMCI DECA, a co-director of IGNITE: An All Arts Production, the captain of our softball and badminton teams, an executive of the yearbook committee, and Best Buddies. Also involved in DMCI Ambassadors, Voice, and Peer Tutoring, she looks forward to what the year ahead has in store.

Vice President

Danielle Fernandes

As this year's Vice President, Danielle’s responsibility is to spearhead DMCI’s semi-formal committee and help out with general SAC functions. Aside from her role in SAC, she is an executive member of Don Mills’ DECA and Me to We chapters. She is also heavily involved in the music department and participates in various other groups, such as the yearbook committee, and varsity softball. Danielle looks forward to the bright year ahead!

Secretary

You-Jin Kim

You-Jin is a grade twelve gifted student in charge of taking meeting minutes. She is involved in many clubs, bands, and teams, such as IGNITE: An All Arts Production, the ultimate frisbee team, DMCI Voice, DMCI Ambassadors, the school newspaper, and Me to We. She loves meeting new faces and making new friends, and looks forward to making the new school year fun for all students.

Treasurer

Flora Wang

Flora Wang, a grade twelve CyberARTS student, is the 2018 - 2019 SAC Treasurer. Aside from SAC, Flora is an executive member of IGNITE: An All Arts Production, the photography head of the yearbook committee, and an event trainer of DMCI DECA. She looks forward to the year ahead!

Fundraiser

Rose Lin

Rose Lin is a grade 12 gifted student and this year’s Fundraising Convener. Most of her responsibilities revolve around planning and organizing sales for SAC related activities, which range from school merchandise to semi-formal! Outside of SAC, Rose is an executive member of Model UN, DECA, Peer Tutoring, and IGNITE. She is also involved in clubs such as Programming, Botany, and DMCI Bulldog. Rose is excited to see what this year has to offer!

Clubs Convenor

Janey Song

Janey Song is DMCI’s Clubs Convenor for the 2018-2019 school year. She works with the clubs in the school to ensure that everyone is equally represented. As a proud member of Me to We, Best Buddies, and DECA, Janey truly believes that being involved in a club will heighten a student’s high school experience, and she encourages everyone to take part in one that interests them!

Arts Convenor

Erika Wong

As the arts convenor, it is Erika Wong's responsibility to design school-related posters and merchandise, and organize the annual school talent show. Aside from SAC, Erika is a grade twelve CyberARTS student, an executive member of IGNITE: An All Arts Production, and the Don Mills Ecoteam. She is also involved with the yearbook committee, athletic council, Me to We, and track and field. Erika looks forward to seeing what this has to offer.

Spirit Director

Joy Xu

As the spirit convenor, Joy Xu is a friendly grade twelve student in the gifted program who's more than ready to help those around her. She provides outreach to the student body and hopes to fulfill the needs of the DMCI community. Joy also partakes in many extracurriculars, such as HOSA, DMCA, botany club, the DMCI newspaper, Best Buddies, etc. She's more than excited for the coming school year!

Outreach Director

Spring Wang

As this year's social media convenor, Spring’s responsibility is to oversee and regulate all of SAC’s social media platforms. She hopes to help meet the needs of DMCI students through a steady online presence. Aside from her role in SAC, she is an executive member of Don Mills’ Eco Team. She is also a senior CyberArts student and participates in various other groups, such as the volleyball team, varsity track and field, and HOSA. Spring looks forward to serving and connecting with the DMCI community!

Social Justice and Equity Convenor

Aarabhi Krishnakumar

Aarabhi is a grade eleven gifted student who will be serving as this year’s Social Justice Convenor. As head of the Equity Action Committee, it’ll be her responsibility to ensure everyone is treated fairly at Don Mills. The SAC and EAC will coordinate various initiatives relating to social justice at school. Outside of SAC, Aarabhi is the head of French Club, partakes in IGNITE, DMCI Ambassadors, Voice, and the athletic council, and the girls’ softball team. Aarabhi looks forward to a great year ahead!

Male Athletics Representative

George Gu

George Gu is a grade 12 student, and SAC’s male athletic convenor for this 2018-2019 school year. His main responsibility for running the DMCI athletic council with Anahita. Together they assist with athletic events, run intramurals, and host the athletic banquet at the end of the year. Outside SAC, George is involved with IGNITE, DMCI voice, the a cappella choir, and the swim team. George is looking forward to an amazing year.

Female Athletics Representative

Anahita

Behpour

Anahita is a responsible and ambitious grade 11 student who is always willing to lend a helping hand. As this year’s female athletic convenor. she will be leading the DMCI Athletic Council with George. Outside of SAC, Anahita is the vice president of French Club. She also participates in the NTS Drama Club, the Equity Action Committee, and DMCI’s varsity girls soccer and basketball teams. She looks forward to an amazing school year!

International Representative

Olivia Ma

Olivia Ma, an international student from Shanghai, China, is DMCI’s first international representative—primarily responsible for connecting and building strong relations between local and international students. She is also involved in the music department, DMCI ambassadors, Me to We, etc. Olivia looks forward to bettering the DMCI community!

Grade Nine Representative

Alexander Kurk

Alexander Kurk is one of SAC’s grade 9 representatives. He is committed to providing fun events, supporting grade 9 students, and in general, making DMCI a more enjoyable place. Alex will express and represent all grade 9 students and will listen to concerns, questions, and feedback to further improve DMCI. Alex was the Student Council President of DMMS for two years, providing him with a lot of experience for his role in SAC. In addition to being part of SAC, Alex is also in the Cyberarts program, is the Junior President of the Eco Club, and a member of Robotics Club. Alex is a responsible hard worker who is determined to make this school year a great one.

Grade Nine Representative

Jessie Wang

As one of SAC’s grade 9 representatives, Jessie Wang’s responsibilities include communicating with the grade 9 community and ensuring that all their questions and concerns are addressed. Outside of SAC, Jessie is in the gifted program and is also involved in a variety of extracurriculars such as the Key Club, DECA, and Model UN. Jessie looks forward to a great school year!   

Grade Ten Representative

Catherine Yan

Catherine Yan is one of the SAC representatives for her grade ten peers. Her primary responsibilities include answering the questions of the grade ten population, gathering its feedback, and communicating all concerns to SAC at its weekly meetings. As an active CyberArts student, Catherine is also involved in IGNITE, ultimate frisbee, and yearbook.

Grade Ten Representative

Rachel Tiku

As one of DMCI’s grade 10 reps, Rachel Tiku is responsible for communicating between the grade 10 population and SAC. During the 2018-2019 school year, she will ensure any opinions, concerns and/or questions are addressed. Rachel is an active member of the Don Mills community and loves joining a variety of extracurriculars, such as DECA, Best Buddies and Me to We. She is a reliable and outgoing student who is excited to interact with the student body. Rachel is looking forward to making this year a great one!

Grade Eleven Representative

Elizabeth Li

Elizabeth Li, as one the grade eleven representatives, provides a voice and communicates opinions and concerns between the grade eleven population and SAC. Aside from Student Council, Elizabeth is a student in the gifted program and is involved in many extracurriculars, such as the Equity Action Committee, Me to We, DMCI Ambassadors, Windstorm, and Concert Band. Always smiling and giving out bad high fives, Elizabeth looks forward to a fantabulous school year!

Grade Eleven Representative

Veronica Smith

As one of SAC’s grade eleven representatives, Veronica’s responsibilities are communicating with the grade eleven population to answer and collect student feedback to improve this school year’s SAC-driven events and activities. Veronica is also on the Don Mills Swim Team, the co-manager of NTS Drama Festival, a member of the DMCI Stage Crew, among other extracurriculars. She looks forward to making this school year great!

Grade Twelve Representative

Alexandra Duntsova

Alexandra Duntsova is one of the SAC grade twelve representatives.

Her job is to ensure that all concerns and feedback of the student body will be addressed to the SAC team to improve DMCI events and student life. Aside from the student council, Alex is a co-president of DMCI Ambassadors, a part of IGNITE: An All Arts Production, Best Buddies, botany club, and the girls’ softball team. This year, she hopes to see more smiling faces!

Grade Twelve Representative

Jahnel Beals-Knight

As one of SAC’s grade twelve representatives, Jahnel is responsible for actively communicating any issues, opinions and concerns of the grade twelve population to the student council. Jahnel, an outgoing and friendly grade twelve student, is involved in many clubs such as Me to We, Young Women on the move, the Black Student Union, and botany club. One of her goals this year is to get more senior students involved in student-led activities.