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HWDSB Science Fair Projects Gather More Accolades

HWDSB Science Fair Projects Gather More Accolades

Some of HWDSB’s brightest were rewarded for their innovative science research projects this past week at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF).

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Cram-a-Cruiser Sets New Local Record

Cram-a-Cruiser Sets New Local Record

HWDSB students and staff helped set a record for local donations to the Cram-a-Cruiser initiative, in which the community tries to pack Hamilton Police Service vehicles bound for Hamilton Food Share.

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HWDSB Schools Ready to Cram-A-Cruiser

HWDSB Schools Ready to Cram-A-Cruiser

The generous donations of food and money collected by HWDSB schools are about to be crammed into police cruisers on their way to help our neighbours at Hamilton Food Share.

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Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael sworn in as new HWDSB Student Trustees

Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael sworn in as new HWDSB Student Trustees

Westdale students Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael were sworn in as Student Trustees for the 2017-18 school year at a Board meeting on Monday, May 15.

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HWDSB Students and Staff Celebrated at Yes I Can Awards

HWDSB Students and Staff Celebrated at Yes I Can Awards

More than 100 HWDSB students and staff were recognized May 11 as the Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) hosted its annual Yes I Can Awards Ceremony.

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Orchard Park Robotics Team Part of Alliance that Finishes Third in Worlds

Orchard Park Robotics Team Part of Alliance that Finishes Third in Worlds

The outstanding Orchard Park robotics squad Team 2056 competed with 406 teams from around the world in St. Louis last month, finishing third and just out of the finals.

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A Match Made in #HamOnt

A Match Made in #HamOnt

NagaMani Turaga’s kidney was successfully transplanted into her husband, Bhargav Turaga, during a live-streaming of the surgery at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, which reached more than 121,000 Facebook users. This is the first time St. Joe’s has live-streamed a surgery and is believed to be a first for live-streaming a kidney transplant in Canada.

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Ontario Budget supports HWDSB-Offord Centre Knowledge Network

Ontario Budget supports HWDSB-Offord Centre Knowledge Network

HWDSB has a key role in the Ontario government’s plan to spend $49 million over three years to improve student well-being. This new funding was announced in the recent 2017 Ontario budget.

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Humans of Lawfield promotes Positive School Culture and Well-being

Humans of Lawfield promotes Positive School Culture and Well-being

Inspired by the sensational book Humans of New York, Humans of Lawfield has used photos and text to share mini biographies while building empathy, compassion and writing skills.

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Chase the Future: 2041

Chase the Future: 2041

This was the culminating event for HWDSB’s Chase the Future: 2041 initiative, a year-long project that saw students dive deep into the new City of Hamilton strategic priorities and ask: How might you make Hamilton a better place to live? Students presented their diverse ideas. #ChasetheFuture2041

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Dundas Valley STAT team providing technical support

Dundas Valley STAT team providing technical support

Dundas Valley Secondary School is nurturing its very own Apple genius.

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HWDSB rewarded for energy saving

HWDSB rewarded for energy saving

HWDSB has been inducted into Alectra Utilities One Million Kilowatt Hour Club. It’s a club reserved for Alectra Utilities customers that have saved at least one million kilowatt hours (kWh) since measuring began in 2005. HWDSB saved more than one million kilowatt hours in just one year.

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Orchard Park Goes the Distance for Families Facing Cancer

Orchard Park Goes the Distance for Families Facing Cancer

On Friday April 21, Orchard Park secondary’s staff and students organized and participated in a two-hour cycling event to support families facing childhood cancer.

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#HWDSBArtExhibit 2017

#HWDSBArtExhibit 2017

Enjoy some of the amazing submissions to the HWDSB-wide exhibition of postcard-size works of art by Kindergarten to Grade 12 students, around the theme: We All Belong. Follow the #HWDSBArtExhibit Twitter hashtag for updates. Official opening 4:30 p.m. May 9.

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Churchill teacher wins Holocaust education award

Churchill teacher wins Holocaust education award

Aaron Puley, department head of Canada and World Studies at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, has been given the Sharon Enkin Award for Excellence in Holocaust Education for engaging students in learning about the Holocaust through a digital lens.

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