HWDSB in the News – May 2023
Please see some recent media stories, featuring HWDSB students, staff, schools, and more.
It was a winning Wednesday for the Westdale Warriors.
The senior boys squad won the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board soccer championship over Hamilton District Christian High School at Heritage Green Sports Park.
Westdale took the game 2-0.
Small but mighty Yorkview Elementary School raised $8,367 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation with its 2023 Jump Rope For Heart event.
That’s more than 200 per cent over the school’s target, and $17 more than last year’s total, all with just 170 students — fewer than the 180 enrolled last year, at the Thursday May 11 event.
Former Ancaster High School teacher Mason Barnes inspired a life of travel for his students
Do you have a former teacher that imbued you with a lifelong calling to learn? A mentor who pushed, prodded and inspired you to see beyond the confines of the classroom walls? A friend who encouraged you, challenged you and even demanded that you look to the stars?
For journalist and former Hamilton high school teacher Karen Cumming, that person was Ancaster High School teacher Mason Barnes.
Cumming, who graduated from Ancaster High School in 1980, took a January trip to Portugal after listening intently to friends about how it had become their favourite holiday destination.