Three HWDSB students have recently returned from the Canada Wide Science Fair, held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The Canada-Wide Science Fair represents the national science fair championship, a contest that draws hundreds of grade 7-12 finalists from regional science fairs across the country.
About 500 students and parents packed Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre Wednesday night for the second annual Pathways Information Night showcasing the great programs at HWDSB.
On November 10th Discovery Education presented a 30 minute national school assembly to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, live from the Tower of London. HWDSB students from Memorial City participated in a virtual class with Pakeman Elementary students from the UK via Skype. The session culminated with the writing of a collaborative poem and the experience was shared around the world as a part of the televised stream from the Tower of London.
The full stream is available here:
Students at Collegiate Avenue Elementary School in Stoney Creek were extremely excited to receive a donation in the amount of $10,000 from Michael G. DeGroote.
Sam Barringer was the keynote speaker at the recent Director’s breakfast. Sam is a student at HWDSB entering Grade 9 at Westdale. Sam gave us a student’s perspective on engagement and shared with us that engagement is truly about connection and motivation. He also spoke about how we can all really make a difference in our students’ lives when we really get to know each and every one of them.
HWDSB students learn math on the trails of the Royal Botanical Gardens. This engaging activity had math questions geocached along the RBG trails. Each geocache the students located contained a math problem to solve. The answers from all of the math problems together would reveal a coded message. This “Mathletic” activity is an excellent example of an innovative approach to curriculum that is designed to engage students.