In fall of 2013, HWDSB got behind a different kind of literacy. And now, it’s time to do another lap. HWDSB co-ordinated a movement to make kids more physical literate in Hamilton. By building relationships and providing some direction with local education, sport, recreation, health and early learning centres the Ontario Physical Literacy Summit was born.
A behind the scenes look at HWDSB students recording a song penned by singer and song writer Jim Witter. The recording of the song titled Together included students from across the HWDSB system.
Ontario is helping students – from junior kindergarten to Grade 12 – develop 21st century skills by investing in classroom technology that supports their learning.
This year START2FINISH will provide Hamilton students with 2500 backpacks. Each backpack is filled with three to six months of school supplies. These tools will equip students for success in the school year and beyond.
A study of about 500 Hamilton students shows a clear connection between better fitness levels and better school performance.
Whether it was reading, writing or mathematics, children in the highest fitness level had significantly higher grades than children in the least-fit category. The difference was about one partial grade mark, equal to, say, a B improving to a B+, for example.
As we relocate HWDSB’s data centre and systems to the new Education Centre, the entire HWDSB network will be down from 6 p.m. June 27 until 7 a.m. July 2, 2014.