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Labour Update for Families

Thursday, October 01, 2015

We would like to update families on the latest developments concerning labour negotiations and sanctions for employee groups at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB).

HWDSB needs community feedback to develop Elementary Program Strategy

Thursday, October 01, 2015

As Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) considers what elementary education will look like in the 21st century, it is seeking input on the vision of its Elementary Program Strategy.

Information on Revised Health and Physical Education Curriculum

Friday, September 25, 2015

Like all Ontario school boards, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will implement the Ministry of Education’s revised Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum this year.

HWDSB Ready to Continue Work on High School Literacy

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today released school and board results for the latest Grade 10 literacy test. In spring 2015, 3,126 Grade 10 students at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, eligible for the first time, wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students must successfully complete the OSSLT or a related literacy course to graduate from secondary school.

Donation Benefits Delta’s All Girl Trades Classes

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Delta’s all girl skilled trades classes have brand new tools to work with, thanks to Greg Dillon, Stanley Black & Decker Field Marketing Coordinator. The donation of $5000.00 in cutting edge equipment will help boost interest for young women considering the trades.

Hess Street School Welcomes Chris Hadfield

Hadfield in a group shot with Hess students.
Friday, September 18, 2015

Students and staff at Hess Street Elementary School had an out-of-this world visitor today, as Colonel Chris Hadfield arrived with an inspiring, funny and insightful presentation about his space travels. Students at the schools had prepared some great questions for Canada’s first space-walker, about sleeping in space and his preparations. He was even asked if he was afraid that his spacecraft wouldn’t survive the flight.

Stanley Black & Decker Donation to Delta will Boost Young Women in Trades

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Delta Secondary School is welcoming a generous donation of premium tools from Stanley Black & Decker that will support young women interested in the trades. The event at Delta will be Friday, September 18 at 10 a.m. The donation of 154 tools is valued at about $5,000 and includes everything from levels to cordless drills, cable compressors, sanders, pry bars, screwdrivers, wrenches and more.

Bell Tower Returns

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The restored bell tower of the Mohawk Trails School was hoisted into place on September 11, 2015. This “silent film” styled video captures the event in a fashion that is well suited for a school that served Hamilton students, long before the days of talking pictures. The historic building now has a home at the HWDSB Education Centre. Be sure to check out other videos on our HWDSBtv YouTube channel to see the historic event in full colour and to learn about the history of this one-room schoolhouse.

New Director Preparing for First Day of School

Manny Figueiredo, Director of Education for HWDSB
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

One great thing about Twitter is how it forces you to distill your thoughts into 140 characters. So, my first tweet as Director of Education at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board summed up my feelings with: “Excited, honoured and privileged to begin serving the great community of Hamilton as the HWDSB Director of Education.”

HWDSB hosts sessions on challenging student behaviour

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Parents and caregivers of children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges know that their journey can be frustrating, draining, and isolating. HWDSB is helping with a free session that offers a research-backed approach with dramatic implications for how caregivers help kids.

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      Posted on Oct 2 2015 @ 4:33 pm

      We have revised our Labour Update issued earlier today with information about cross-country and more http://t.co/hDe9SlUgmL

      Posted on Oct 2 2015 @ 11:44 am

      Nov. 12 is Young Artists of Hamilton Benefit Gala to support the arts in schools Thanks @HWDSBFoundation @MeridianCU http://t.co/DxDfLWJOUQ

      Posted on Oct 2 2015 @ 9:37 am

      RT @HWDSBFoundation: We are really looking forward to seeing Steve Strongman at the Young Artists of Hamilton Benefit Gala on November... h…

      Posted on Oct 2 2015 @ 9:27 am

      We have posted a Labour Update for Families. http://t.co/STaWmZwgDY

      Posted on Oct 1 2015 @ 9:21 am

      RT @HWDSB_Students: HWDSB Student Trustee's along with students from across the board celebrating #weday today at ACC @HWDSB http://t.co/w…

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