Westmount Secondary School is painted all of the colours of the rainbow today. Grade 10 student Jared McCarthy has inspired people worldwide with a rainbow shirt rally in support of the LGBTQ community.
Westdale student Luca Simpson’s passion for dogs and photography fueled the inspiration for the book Dogs of Hamilton.
The Hamilton Spectator’s Hamilton Professionals feature profiled an HWDSB teacher The Hamilton Spectator, Kelly McLaughlin, from Ancaster Meadow elementary.
The YWCA Hamilton Women of Distinction Awards were given out Thursday, March 9 at the Hamilton Convention Centre. This is the 41st year of the annual awards. The 2017 winner in the Arts, Culture, Design category was Westdale Secondary School art and drama teacher Diana Panton. Panton is a Juno Award-winning singer and recording artist and a drama and visual arts teacher who lends her voice to support numerous local events and worthy causes. She performs all over the world and was recently named one of Canada’s top five female jazz singers by CBC Radio.
The United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton recognized Sir John A. Macdonald secondary for demonstrating community spirit through leadership, fundraising and community involvement.
Ms. Kondo’s class at Adelaide Hoodless organized a Soup Fest event to raise funds to help a special needs classmate. The $2300 raised will allow their friend Lawson to attend a summer camp without his parents for the first time.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) invites families to a free, engaging and interactive event to learn more about the link between air quality and children’s health – and what we can all do to reduce air pollution.
One cold winter morning in 2011, Food4Kids founder Lena Bassford encountered a 10-year-old student outside of his elementary school’s breakfast program, an hour before it opened. He said he didn’t have any food over the weekend. That’s when Bassford realized the need for a nutrition program even outside of school hours.
A whole-school Chase the Future project at Pauline Johnson Elementary School is using an indoor mural and a First Nations inspired garden to evoke the indigenous history of the school site and the woman the school is named after.
The No. 4 ranked Saltfleet Storm earned a 4-1 win over the Sherwood Saints to claim the 2016-17 Hamilton public school boys division-I hockey championship on Wednesday, March 2 at Mountain Arena.
When Waterdown District High School underwent a major expansion in 2014, the tech staff had a vision for their section inside the new wing: it would include a shop dedicated to the Grade 9 tech program.
Waterdown and Westmount Emerge as Hockey Champions
HWDSB Secondary School Honour Band has been formed from students from most of our HWDSB Secondary Schools. Each school nominated up to 5 students to participate. They have been rehearsing over the past few weeks with support from the HPO as sectional leaders and under Special Guest Conductor Colin Clarke. This is a portion of their performance at Redeemer College during the Golden Horseshoe Music Festival. Check out HWDSBtv on YouTube to see more from these talented musicians.
At the Board meeting Feb. 27, HWDSB was proud to recognize the following students and staff with Profiling Excellence Awards.
The best and brightest of Hamilton’s black community were honoured Saturday evening (Feb. 25) at LIUNA Station as part of the Rev. John C. Holland Awards.
The Sir Allan MacNab Lions captured their second straight HWIAC senior boys division-I basketball championship knocking off the Saltfleet Storm with a 44-43 victory at McMaster University on Feb. 23.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
HWDSB is fortunate to have so many HWDSB staff members who support extra-curricular activities that enhance our students’ educational experience.
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.
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.
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.