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Westdale Hosts Trivia Night to Support Refugees

Monday, February 08, 2016

Westdale Secondary School is preparing to welcome a big crowd on Thursday, February 11, for a team trivia night benefiting Syrian refugees. Led by quizmasters Jeff Mahoney and Anne Bokma, the event invites teams of five or six to answer a range of questions – some of them submitted from celebrities using video messages.

From Orchard Park to Silicon Valley

OP students
Thursday, February 04, 2016

It’s a long way to Silicon Valley from Stoney Creek. But for three Orchard Park Secondary School graduates, it was a journey that began with an extracurricular activity.

Hana’s Suitcase Packs Message of Tolerance at Junior Empowerment Conference

Thursday, February 04, 2016

About 600 students in grades 3 to 6 had the opportunity to interact with keynote speaker Karen Levine as the author spoke about her award-winning book Hana’s Suitcase at the Junior Empowerment Conference on February 3. Her story – which covers 70 years, three generations and three continents – tells of how a young Hana Brady’s family life in Prague was turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis, and how finding her suitcase allowed her story to finally be told.

Art Exhibit Celebrates New Children’s Rights Charter

Charter artwork.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Each of the 1,000 paper cranes hanging in the Education Centre foyer this month hides a right deeply valued by the child who folded it.

And together, these ancient Japanese symbols for good luck form a beautiful exhibit that captures the contribution local children made to the new document, Hamilton’s Charter of Rights of Children and Youth.

Kindergarten Registration Now Open at HWDSB

Monday, February 01, 2016

Registration for students starting Kindergarten this September is underway at elementary schools throughout Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB). “HWDSB schools are exciting, enriching places for young learners to receive an education,” said Manny Figueiredo, Director of Education. “Our kindergarten program helps students get the best start possible. This begins with our caring team of educators […]

Please Provide Feedback on the Draft 2016/17 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated […]

HWDSB Adds PA Day for April 15

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, in cooperation with employee groups and community partners, has selected Friday, April 15, 2016 as the additional Professional Activity (PA) Day for elementary and secondary students. As part of the recent provincial settlements with teachers’ federations, all school boards across Ontario are required to add one additional PA Day to their […]

Westdale lands on top at boys’ water polo championship

water polo seniors
Monday, January 18, 2016

The Westdale Warriors captured their third straight Hamilton-Wentworth public high school senior boys’ water polo championship on Jan. 14 topping the Waterdown Warriors 7-3 at Jimmy Thompson Memorial Pool.

HWDSB to hold French Immersion Information Sessions

Monday, January 18, 2016

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is holding three French Immersion Information Sessions for parents considering enrolling their child in French Immersion in Grade 1. The three information sessions will take place on: Information Session for A.M. Cunningham and Glen Echo parents 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, at A.M. Cunningham (100 Wexford Ave. S., […]

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