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Prom Project events help ensure all students can attend formal events in style

Prom Project events help ensure all students can attend formal events in style

Prom Project Hamilton is gearing up for free formal wear shopping opportunities at Sir Allan MacNab secondary tomorrow (April 29) and Delta secondary on May 6.

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HWDSB Celebrates School Volunteers

HWDSB Celebrates School Volunteers

On Tuesday, April 25, HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee welcomed school volunteers to an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that our students succeed. Profiling Volunteer Excellence is an annual event held with the understanding that many schools also honour volunteers with their own appreciation events. Enjoy some photos from the event taken by Emilee Kuzler and Sarah Zonta, two Saltfleet students studying Communications Technology.

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HWDSB Young Women at the Totally Awesome Young Women's Breakfast

HWDSB Young Women at the Totally Awesome Young Women

An outstanding team of young women from HWDSB high schools attended LIUNA Station as YWCA Hamilton hosted their annual Totally Awesome Young Women’s Breakfast on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

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Westmount Student Wins Vimy Award

Westmount Student Wins Vimy Award

Westmount Secondary student, Brendan Armstrong, was selected as one of 17 students (out of 300+ applicants from across the country) to win the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. This year European students were also chosen to accompany the Canadian students.

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Bennetto embraces We All Belong

Bennetto embraces We All Belong

Bennetto Elementary School staff and students have been working conscientiously to help the school reflect its diverse population, including recent newcomers.

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13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.

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WATERPOLO: Waterdown makes history with championship victory over Westdale

WATERPOLO: Waterdown makes history with championship victory over Westdale

The Waterdown Warriors edged the Westdale Warriors 3-2 to claim the school’s first ever senior girls water polo championship.

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HWDSB Focusing Partnerships on Student Achievement and Well-being

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is ensuring that all partnerships provide opportunities and supports for student achievement and well-being.

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Glendale students join Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Glendale students join Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, a hard-working team of Glendale arts students performed onstage at First Ontario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place) with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, and guest artists the Hamilton Children’s Choir.

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Ancaster Meadow students naïve on water no more

Ancaster Meadow students naïve on water no more

The project began small — prompted by questions Grade 3 students had after their teacher, Rhonda Urfey, collected more than 40 empty water bottles littering Ancaster Meadow Elementary School’s grounds one day back in October.

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Scenes of Day of Pink 2017

Scenes of Day of Pink 2017

On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, staff and students across HWDSB joined millions worldwide to wear pink for International Day of Pink. We are proud to oppose bullying, discrimination, homophobia, transphobia and transmisogyny. Here are some scenes from the day.

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HWDSB Board Staff Reassess Future of Hess School

Community feedback was at the forefront when Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) staff presented the final staff reports for the Ancaster and West Hamilton City accommodation reviews, with new schools at Hess Street, C H Bray and Rousseau.

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HWDSB Students at Vimy Ridge

HWDSB Students at Vimy Ridge

Dozens of HWDSB students are visit Europe for an experience they will likely remember forever – the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.About 130 students in grades 10 to 12 Canadian and World Studies courses will represent Glendale, Orchard Park, Sherwood, Sir Allan MacNab, Sir Winston Churchill and Westdale secondary schools.

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Great results at BASEF for HWDSB

Great results at BASEF for HWDSB

HWDSB students had a great showing at the 57th annual Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair awards ceremony sponsored by ArcelorMittal Dofasco held Tuesday night at Mohawk College. Two HWDSB students placed among the five high school projects selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles: Margaret Williams from Ancaster High School and Camila Moran-Hidalgo from Westdale secondary.

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HOCKEY: Westmount secures girls hockey title with overtime victory

HOCKEY: Westmount secures girls hockey title with overtime victory

HAMILTON (April 6, 2017) - The Westmount Wildcats claimed girls division-II hockey crown on Wednesday (April 5) edging Sherwood 2-1 in overtime at Chedoke Twin Pad Arena.

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Big trees, indigenous pride help build relationships on visit to Nuu-Chal-Nuulth

Big trees, indigenous pride help build relationships on visit to Nuu-Chal-Nuulth

Giant trees, mountains and proud indigenous communities are making a great impression on students from Westdale and Westmount visiting the wild west coast of Vancouver Island to spend time with Nuu-Chal-Nuulth elders and community members.

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HWDSB teacher's book Safety Stars chronicles pro hockey’s safety pioneers

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HWDSB itinerant teacher Sue Irwin's new book shines a light on hockey safety, highlighting past and present players, and what they have done to enhance the game. Safety Stars: Players who fought to make the hard-hitting game of professional hockey safer delves deep into real life experiences of the pros and the danger of the game.

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Monday, May 1 - Mental Health Week

Monday, May 1 - #HWDSBArtExhibit We All Belong

Monday, May 1 - Information Night

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