Owen Craddock (fourth overall), Jackson Ortwein (seventh), Jakob Peshko (15th), Fynn Gibson (35th) and Noah Weingartner (74th) dominated the field to give Hamilton its first Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) cross-country team title since 2009 — when Highland and Westdale swept the two junior categories.
HWDSB in the News – October & November 2023
Please see some recent media stories, featuring HWDSB students, staff, schools, and more.
Annual Potpourri awards honour Hamilton high school grads
By Fallon Hewitt – October 26, 2023
Sixteen Hamilton students were recognized for their academic excellence and community service at the 27th annual African Caribbean Cultural Potpourri Inc. (ACCPI) youth scholarship banquet this weekend.
ACCPI, a non-profit organization focused primarily on empowering youth with African and Caribbean heritage, was founded in 1986 by Eleanor Rodney, a teacher in the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.
Since 1996, the awards — worth between $1,500 to $3,000 each — have honoured exemplary high school graduates at college or university.
Dundas Valley cross-country novices run right over rest of province
First OFSAA cross-country team title for Hamilton since 2009, Steve Milton writes
Students across Hamilton take part in Climate Day of Action
Hamilton school board plan commits to truth and reconciliation
A commitment to truth and reconciliation through ‘respectful and reciprocal relationships’ with Indigenous peoples is now officially one of the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s top five priorities.
A new five-year strategic plan, greeted with a standing ovation from senior administrators after being unanimously approved by trustees earlier this month, sets an overarching vision of “Growing Together.”
“Every student experiences a sense of belonging and engages in dynamic learning to reach their potential and build their own future,” the plan’s mission statement proclaims before listing four values, each defined and incorporated into another statement. “Our values of Compassion, Dignity, Trust and Joy guide our daily work and ensure that we honour the unique identities and needs of all.”
With the help of three consulting firms, trustees on the board’s governance committee began working on the plan in the spring and then met over the summer to fine-tune an initial draft and its five new strategic directions.