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Focus On Youth – Summer Jobs

Friday, April 24, 2015

Every summer since 2008, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has partnered with not-for-profit groups through the Focus on Youth program to support them in delivering free or low cost summer programs and activities that keep young people safe and active.

Student Employees:

Focus on Youth application will open on Monday April 13, 2015. Application closes at 4:00 pm on Thursday April 30th, 2015. If you have question or concerns regarding the application, please contact us at focusonyouth@hwdsb.on.ca or 905.527.5092 ext 2374

Student Employee Qualifications:

* must be 16 to 21 years of age as of June 12th, 2015
* must have been registered in an HWDSB program in 2014-15
* interest or talents in one or more of the following areas: sports, arts/crafts, school community leadership,
music/drama/dance, cultural activities, caretaking, technology
* must be able to commit to work on June 13th, and July 2nd to August 14th (weekdays)
30 to 40 hours per week (varies by site)

Ancaster High Creates a Hall of Distinction

(L-R): Ancaster High Principal Randy Gallant congratulates Daniel Lanois. Photo by Toni Sanders.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Juno week marks the return of Daniel Lanois to Hamilton and the Grant Avenue Studio. Lanois has graciously agreed to help his friend, Bob Doidge fundraise for much needed renovations to the music studio building. At the same time, Daniel Lanois has humbly accepted recognition as the first inductee to Ancaster High School’s new Hall of Distinction. Lanois is one of the high school’s most famous alumni. He has been asked to accept the award and help publicize the new Hall of Distinction.

JUNO Artist Performs at Orchard Park

Friday, March 13, 2015

JUNO award winning recording artist Lights reflects on her high school days and the magic of music during a surprise performance at Orchard Park. The Orchard Park music program was presented with musical instruments as recipients of the MusiCounts Band Aid program.

Hamilton elementary students get off the bus on social justice

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Their imaginary bus ride in Kenya kept stopping for pretend excuses and each time the 19 elementary students were told to disembark and break into groups based on their choice of answers to progressively harder questions.

Board Meeting Live Stream

Monday, February 09, 2015

HWDSB will be live-streaming video of the Board of Trustees meeting tonight starting at 6 p.m.

Ontario’s Public School Trustees – Kids Come First

Friday, February 06, 2015

This five-minute vide is narrated by Michael Barrett, President of OPSBA and Chair of the Durham District School Board and Claire Francoeur, Directrice des communications et du marketing, of the Conseil scolaire Viamonde.

We encourage you to check it out to discover the amazing advocacy Ontario’s hundreds of public school trustees are doing each and every day on behalf of our students. OPSBA would also like to extend a special thank you to our Member Boards who provided footage for the montage.