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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

BACKPACKS
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.


Archive Stream – HWDSB Board Meeting – June 16, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Archive of the HWDSB Board Meeting on June 16, 2014


Students Mark Aboriginal Heritage with Artistic Journey of Reconciliation

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

With Aboriginal Heritage Week June 16-22 and National Aboriginal Day on June 21, HWDSB is featuring student artwork to honour the history, contributions and achievements of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.


An English Teacher’s Journey to Integrating Aboriginal Literature into the Classroom

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Each June 11 is commemorated as the National Day of Reconciliation to honour the former students of the residential school system and their families, and continue to educate all Canadians about the residential school system. Below is one example of this learning in HWDSB.