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Happy Vesak Day to our Buddhist communities. May this day of enlightenment be filled with peace and happiness.
Wishing everyone across HWDSB and our wider community a safe and happy Victoria Day long weekend! Reminder: no school Monday
Looking for a summer job working with children or helping clean schools? Join the #HWDSB Focus on Youth team for 6 weeks of paid employment! Applications are due May 31. www.hwdsb.on.ca/focusonyouth. See the eligibility requirements in the attached poster.
Scenes from Day of Difference, a celebration of gender and sexual diversity, with dozens of students from across HWDSB learning and connecting at the Education Centre. #DOD2019
As we continue our work of investing in improved school facilities, have a look at our progress over the 2017-18 school year.
The Day of Difference conference is underway! Welcome to all of the students and staff attending - great to see gender and sexual diversity celebrated! #DOD2019
Before the crowds arrive, staff sketch a welcome for dozens of secondary students and allies of Positive Space groups attending the Day of Difference conference at the Education Centre - we have a colourful day ahead! #DOD2019
Today, we join the international community in recognizing the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. #DOD2019
A recent iOS update may cause issues with the SafeArrival (student absence) mobile app. Remember, the toll-free number 1-844-506-4350 and the website go.schoolmessenger.ca are other options.
‪Great support from Ed Centre staff who were able to #CramACruiser in support of @hamiltonfoodshare and in partnership with @hamiltonpoliceontario. ‬This campaign inspires kindness throughout communities by filling food banks for the summer; a time when they are usually empty. ‬
Anne Frank would have turned 90 this year. Old enough to be a great-grandmother. Young enough to turn her pen to global affairs, or the summer crush of tourists in Amsterdam. She could have shared wisdom from a long life… rather than just the 15 years she survived.

Perhaps the world’s most famous diarist, Anne Frank’s story is a heart-breaking, personal account of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland. This week, a man who knows more about Anne than most is visiting Hamilton schools to talk about the life, lessons and legacy of a girl who never had a chance to grow old. “Eight, six and 761 – those are the three numbers that tell Anne’s story,” said Menno Metselaar, a project manager who has been working at the Anne Frank House since 1990.

Metselaar is on a North American book tour that includes Los Angeles, New York, Ottawa, Toronto and, of course, Hamilton. He will present to about 2,000 HWDSB students this week, including a large event at Nora Frances Henderson secondary for staff.

Read more: bit.ly/2JjZ2Oc
Five elementary school names join the HWDSB family. The names include: Eastdale (Eastdale site), Frank Panabaker (Ancaster Sr. & Fessenden site), Shannen Koostachin (Summit Park site), Spring Valley (CH Bray site), & Rockton (Beverly Community Centre site). More: https://www.hwdsb.on.ca/blog/hwdsb-trustees-select-names-for-five-new-elementary-schools/
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