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HWDSB hosts sessions on challenging student behaviour

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Parents and caregivers of children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges know that their journey can be frustrating, draining, and isolating. HWDSB is helping with a free session that offers a research-backed approach with dramatic implications for how caregivers help kids.


Supplies Help Students Launch School Year

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hamilton community leaders, partners and volunteers pack 1100 backpacks to support students in need. These essential supplies will help to give students a successful start to the school year. The backpack program is run in partnership with Start2Finish.

HWDSB first to market facility partnerships online

Monday, August 10, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) today launched an innovative MLS-style website to increase partnerships with community agencies. The site’s interactive map shows which current and future schools sites are available for possible facility partnerships. “This is about reimagining our schools as local community hubs,” Board Chair Todd White said.


Music Project Unites Closing Cardinal Heights in Positive Memories

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Cardinal Heights elementary is a school with musical roots. It has its own music studio. It has talented staff who play in local bands. And the school even has its own band – the Cardinal Commitments – that hums with the musical talents of staff and students.

HWDSB Trustees Welcome Honest Feedback from Reimagine HWDSB Consultation

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

A sweeping review of the Board’s vision and focus has brought Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) Trustees some frank and challenging feedback as they prepare to chart a new direction for the Board.


Pan Am / Parapan Am Day Engages Students

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A fun packed day of learning at Dalewood school focused on the upcoming 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games. Students were engaged in a variety of Pan Am themed workshops that explored science, physical and health education, visual arts, dramatic arts, music and dance.

Kindness Awards Presented at Pan Am Ceremony

Monday, June 22, 2015

Five HWDSB students were recognized at the CIBC Pan Am Hamilton Soccer Stadium torch ceremony. These students were honoured for exemplifying the values of true sport and kindness toward others. Prince of Wales student Kadin Aucoin speaks about the power of kindness on behalf of all of the students that were awarded a Just One Wish Kindness Award.

Visit the HWDSBtv YouTube channel to see more coverage of the Pan Am torch ceremony.


Twelve Schools Certified at HWDSB EcoFair Celebration

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Monday, June 22, 2015

HWDSB hosted the third annual EcoFair at Adventureworks this month to recognize the Ontario EcoSchools certification of 12 schools across the district. Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education and certification program for Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools. It provides students with the ecological knowledge and skills to make environmental change in their schools and local communities. This past year, Ontario EcoSchools celebrated its 10th anniversary and HWDSB has been a proud partner for the past five years.

Prince of Wales at Centre of Pan Am Torch Action

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Students from Prince of Wales played an integral part of the Pan Am Torch Relay event held today at the CIBC Pan Am Hamilton Soccer Stadium. They were among the flag bearers who welcomed Edmonton Oiler draft pick Darnell Nurse and his sister and international basketball star Kia Nurse into the stadium to carry the Pan Am torch.


HWDSB Appoints New Director of Education

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

After an extensive search for a new Director, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustees have announced that Manny Figueiredo is their choice to lead HWDSB into the future. Manny Figueiredo is currently an Executive Superintendent at HWDSB and will assume the Director of Education role on August 1. Figueiredo was selected after a thorough search to replace Dr. John Malloy who left to become an Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Education in January.

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