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Call to Drum

Grades 7 and 8 students from Memorial City, Queen mary and Adelaide Hoodless were at McQuesten Urban Farm on June 20 for an experiential learning opportunity. Over seven weeks, students had an opportunity to learn the traditional teachings of hand drum, hand drum songs and the cultural significance of drums from several different cultures. Students had an opportunity to make either a cedar shaker rattle or a drum, each class also created a unique song and performed it at the call to drum. Call to Drum was supported through an experiential learning grant that had a positive impact on students. The teaching and learning of Indigenous culture and tradition was supported by the Aboriginal Health Centre and the Indigenous team at HWDSB.
Today we recognize #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay and strive to foster positive relationships with Indigenous Peoples
#HumansOfHWDSB is reflective of our diverse community. Director Manny Figueiredo thanked editor Connie Sun and welcomed four inspiring story-tellers: Students Cameron Yousif & Sadie Manns, Educational Assistant Jessica Compton & Teacher Michelle Bellavia. Read their stories & more. Link in the bio!
On Father’s Day, we celebrate the special men in our lives.
This was the feeling in the air as HWDSB students and staff raised the rainbow flag at the Education Centre for Pride Month. Let’s make schools safe, welcoming and accepting places for our entire LGBTQI2S+ community!#HWDSBweallbelong
‪“Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” ‬ ‪Trustee Christine Bingham presents the 2017-18 Student Trustees, Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael, with a Dr. Seuss classic and a plaque to show our appreciation for their service to @hwdsbstudents. Thank you! ‬
Great turnout as staff and students raised the rainbow flag at the HWDSB Education Centre to honour Pride Month. We can all help make schools safer, more welcoming and more accepting places for all LGBTQI2S+ members of our community. #HWDSBweallbelong
Everyone has a story to tell – each personal, powerful and inspiring. 
Now, bring these stories together and you get #HumansofHWDSB, now on display at the Ed Centre. 
#HWDSBFamily #Hamilton4All #HamOnt #HWDSBWeAllBelong
Let’s celebrate #Pride⁠ ⁠ #HWDSB! We are committed to supporting and welcoming all students and staff, in particular members of our LGBTQI2S+ community. 🏳️‍🌈 #HamOnt
Congratulations is extended to the following staff on their achievement and for being recognized with a Profiling Excellence Award: Joseph O'Connor, Sir John A. Macdonald, for receiving the Sharon Enkin Award; Deb Brown, Sir Allan MacNab, for receiving the 20th Anniversary Legacy Award for Continued Excellence in Holocaust Education; and Pieter Toth, Dundas Valley, for receiving the 2018 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence. Trustee @jeffbeattie2014 also presented to Chair, Todd White, the award from the City of Hamilton to HWDSB who received the Advocacy Group of the Year Award - Community in Motion presented during the Bike to Work event on May 28 at City Hall.
Congratulations is extended to the following students on their achievement and for being recognized for a Profiling Excellence Award winner: Deanna Allain, Westmount Secondary, recipient of Optimist Club of Hamilton Youth Appreciation Certificate of Achievement/Rotman Humanitarian Youth Award; Kyle Leamen, Waterdown DHS, recipient of the 2017 Winner Canada's History Essay Contest; Emaan Qureshi, Waterdown DHS, recipient of the 2017 Winner Canada's History Essay Contest; Madison Tait, Waterdown DHS, 2017 Winner Canada's History Essay Contest; and Deema Abdel Hafeez, Janet Lee, recognized on her appointment to 2018‐19 Minister's Student Advisory Council for a one year term.
Roll out the green blankets for our littlest teachers! Babies and parents were recognized at this year's Roots of Empathy Hamilton year-end celebration event held on May 28. Roots of Empathy is a classroom program aimed at reducing levels of aggression among school children by raising social and emotional competence and increasing empathy. This program teaches young students in participating schools across the city about values like empathy, respect and inclusion.
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