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Congrats to our Profiling Excellence Winners

Congrats to our Profiling Excellence Winners

At the Board meeting Feb. 28, HWDSB was proud to recognize the following students and staff with Profiling Excellence Awards.

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Holland award winners ‘aren’t going to be voiceless’

Holland award winners ‘aren’t going to be voiceless’

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.

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Basketball: Sir Allan MacNab edges Saltfleet 44-43 in thriller for senior boys’ title

Basketball: Sir Allan MacNab edges Saltfleet 44-43 in thriller for senior boys’ title

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.

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Photo Gallery: Experiential Learning Day in the Arts

Photo Gallery: Experiential Learning Day in the Arts

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.

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

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

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.

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Nurse practitioner program in high schools secures new funding

Nurse practitioner program in high schools secures new funding

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.

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Westdale Muslim Students Organize Ring of Peace

Westdale Muslim Students Organize Ring of Peace

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.

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Just One Wish Celebrates Kindness

Just One Wish Celebrates Kindness

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.

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Lacrosse pro visits Glendale for OFSAA Try Day

Lacrosse pro visits Glendale for OFSAA Try Day

As part of the OFSAA Try Day Initiative, Glendale Secondary School was visited by Nationwide Lacrosse in October. Led by professional Lacrosse player, Brad Self, the school clinic introduced the basics skills and strategies to newcomers and beginners.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 1 - Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Young Naturalist Award

Wednesday, March 1 - The Canadian Association of Principals Student Leadership Award

Wednesday, March 1 - Allan Simpson Fund Award

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