Week 24

Downsview Secondary School
Student of the Week
Week of June 1, 2020

Tashane C.


Downsview, for the week of June 1st, your Student of the Week is Tashane. Tashane is in the twelfth grade.

Once the call went out, words of praise flowed in quickly for our winner. It’s clear that Tashane is loved and valued by his Downsview peers and teachers. Let’s start with these words from Ms Ceroni, his first nominator: “Tashane you’re amazing. Over the past three years I have seen you grow to become an amazing young man. You’re always eager to learn, and ready to tackle any work given to you. You share your kindness with everyone that crosses your path. Tashane, great job.”

And hear this, from Ms Danner: “During his time at Downsview Tashane has grown immensely, not only in height but into a mature young man who is always there to help a friend in need. He has taken on his task of attendance delivery very diligently. He greets everyone with a big smile and in his 17 years of life, has never had a bad day. His positive demeanor is infectious, and for that reason everyone should spend more time with Tashane. Tashane's positive outlook means that not only will he attempt every task, he tends to succeed at everything he tries. For this reason Tashane could be Student of the Week every week!”

And from Mr Barker: “Wow, this is an easy one. Tashane is the most pleasant,  happy and cheerful student you could ever have the fortune to work with.  He always has a smile on his face,  he is always willing to participate in whatever is going on and is always eager to learn. He loves chatting about his weekend and is interested in how yours was. When he gets off the bus in the morning, flashes his big smile and high fives you, the day gets a little bit brighter.”

Ms Gheorghe adds: “Tashane is a very pleasant and polite young man. He loves being at school and helping everybody around him.  Sometimes he is shy, but he is always smiling. His friendly personality gave him the opportunity to interact with a lot of his peers from other classes, and connect to all the staff in the program. Even in these times of distance learning, his smiles, his quick remarks and his kind words are making all our meetings fun and interesting.Keep up the good work, Tashane. Congratulations!”

And, Ms Maloney has this to say: “Congratulations Tashane, I love to see that lovely smile on your face, a high five, and always with such a positive attitude.”

And finally, hear this, from Ms Bro: “Tashane is a bright and energetic student who is always eager to lend a helping hand. His smile and optimism are infectious, even during these times of distant learning. Tashane is a diligent student who is always eager and willing to assist in class lessons, take on new and challenging tasks, and help out his peers in all aspects of the classroom. He is a shining light in the DD program and an essential part of the Downsview family. Though Tashane has faced adversity throughout his academic and personal journey, he has always welcomed all challenges and uses them as an opportunity to grow and learn. His work ethic and positivity are something to be admired, and he is always a pleasure to teach.”

Tashane, the word is in - your attitude is a winner! We are lucky to have you at Downsview SS. In these strange and unpredictable times, your consistently positive attitude is an example for all of us. Thank you for being you, Tashane, and congratulations on your win as Student of the Week.