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Photo Gallery: Experiential Learning Day in the Arts

Students play music in Experiential Learning Day in the Arts.
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Enjoy some photos from this hands-on learning day for grades 7 and 8 students interested in the arts. At the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, students worked with professional artists to explore the Hamilton Children’s Charter of Rights using four art forms (dance, drama, music and visual arts). This is part of a series of outings that connect elementary students to schools with Specialist High Skills Majors in Arts and Culture. Elementary schools involved at this session were Lake Avenue, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and W.H. Ballard.


Volleyball: Waterdown, Dundas Valley outlast opponents to claim girls volleyball titles

waterdown volleyball
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Waterdown Warriors and Dundas Valley Gryphons walked away as city champions on Wednesday claiming the senior and junior titles respectively at the 2016-17 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board girls championship hosted at Waterdown District High School.


Elementary Students Experience a Learning Day in the Arts

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grades 7 and 8 students from Lake Avenue, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and W.H. Ballard visited the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts to do hands-on arts workshops with professional artists. Their inspiration was the Hamilton Children’s Charter of Rights, and they used four art forms (dance, drama, music and visual arts). The outing connected elementary students interested in the arts with schools offering a Specialist High Skills Majors in Arts and Culture.


Nurse practitioner program in high schools secures new funding

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hundreds of Hamilton’s most vulnerable teens have visited a nurse practitioner right in their high school. The program at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School and Cathedral High School has been quiet about its success for the last four years because it was always in danger of shutting down.


Westdale Muslim Students Organize Ring of Peace

Westdale
Monday, February 13, 2017

Hundreds of students and staff members joined hands to surround Westdale Secondary School in a “ring of peace” Feb. 13 organized by the school’s Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) to pay respect to victims of the Quebec mosque shootings.


Piano Prodigy – a CHCH Story

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

A 13 year old Hamilton boy is a piano prodigy and he’s only been playing the instrument for about a year.

He can’t read music and doesn’t own a piano, but that hasn’t stopped him from sharing his gift with others.


International Baccalaureate (IB) Information Night

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Students in Grades 8, 9 and 10 and their parents/guardians are invited to learn more about IB at our upcoming International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Information Night


Just One Wish Celebrates Kindness

wishing tree
Monday, February 06, 2017

Prince of Wales teacher Vandana Verma is preparing to celebrate 150 students at the Just One Wish Kindness Awards that will be held at It’s Your Festival in Gage Park on July 1.


Please Provide your Feedback on the Draft 2017/2018 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

HWDSB is currently involved in the process of developing its school year calendars (Elementary and Secondary) for the 2017-2018 school year.
We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT calendars (Elementary and Secondary) until 4 p.m. on March 3 and would appreciate your participation through an on-line survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.


Congrats to staff winners of Profiling Excellence Awards!

sarah martin
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HWDSB is fortunate to have so many HWDSB staff members who support extra-curricular activities that enhance our students’ educational experience.


Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

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Monday, January 30, 2017

The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.


Faces of Hamilton Health Sciences: Ivan Quach, Elementary School Room Teacher

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Ivan Quach is the Elementary School Room teacher at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH). The Elementary School Program is a partnership between the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and MCH. Ivan has worked for HWDSB for 4 years, and started working at the Elementary School Room at the beginning of the school year, in September.


Orchard Park wins first senior boys waterpolo title, Westdale claims junior

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Monday, January 23, 2017

The Orchard Park Patriots captured their first ever Hamilton-Wentworth public high school senior boys’ water polo championship on Thursday while Westdale Westdale picked up another junior title.


Tiffany Hills – First Impressions

Monday, January 09, 2017

The new year begins with a new school for the Tiffany Hills community. Three students share their first impressions of the first day at Tiffany Hills.


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