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HWDSB Partners with Physical Literacy Summit

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

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.

Recording “Together”

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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.

Technology in Classrooms Helping Students Succeed

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ontario is helping students – from junior kindergarten to Grade 12 – develop 21st century skills by investing in classroom technology that supports their learning.

It starts with a backpack

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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.

Behaviour, attitude, marks improved as kids got more fit

John Rennison,The Hamilton Spectator
Jonathan Scholtens, 11, grabs supplies as he fills some of the 1,100 backpacks volunteers were filling with school supplies to be distributed to students by Start2Finish.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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.

Network will be Down for Relocation June 27 – July 2

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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.