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Local Officials Visit HWDSB Schools for Take Your MPP to School Day

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Local Officials Visit HWDSB Schools for Take Your MPP to School Day

This week, schools across Ontario took part in Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA)’sGroup photo of Superintendent Estella Jones, Bellmoore Principal Milinovich, Trustee Fehrman, Bellmoore staff member and MPP. Hon. Donna Skelly Take Your MPP to School Day!

The day provides an opportunity for Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) to witness the inspiring students, staff, and their experiences in public schools across the province.

On May 5, MPP. Hon. Donna Skelly visited Bellmoore Elementary School with Trustee Amanda Fehrman and Superintendent Estella Jones. After being greeted by Principal Milinovich, Ms. Skelly went on a tour of the school to meet students and staff. The school’s Student Voice and Leadership Team introduced Ms. Skelly to the art of button making, where they displayed ‘inclusive and equity-inspired’ buttons made by Bellmoore students by hand. Ms. Skelly also learned about a podcast created for students, by students! Thank you to Ms. Skelly for a great visit!

Ms. Skelly and Trustee Fehrman with studentMs. Skelly meeting staff member

On May 25, MPP. Hon. Neil Lumsden visited Lake Avenue Elementary School and Glendale Secondary School along with Superintendent Estella Jones and Trustee Todd White.

At Lake Avenue, Vice-Principal Tyrrell took Mr. Lumsden on a tour throughout the school to visit students, and introduce him to the school’s ‘Positive Space’ areas. After chatting with Kindergarteners, Vice-Principal Tyrrell explained that it is a common practice for Lake Avenue staff to have one-on-one conversations with students to celebrate their achievements!

Mr. Lumsden with Principal Tyrrell Mr. Lumsden with Principal Tyrrell, Trustee White and Superintendent Jones Mr. Lumsden with Principal Tyrrell looking at Positive Spaces

At Glendale, Principal Shroeder started the tour off with a sneak peek of the Audition-Based Program of the Arts’ rehearsal of the Beauty and the Beast musical! Mr. Lumsden then headed to the gym to meet members from the boys football team, where he asked about their aspirations and shared his experiences playing the sport professionally. Thank you to Mr. Lumsden for the fun and engaging visits.

Mr. Lumsden with Mr. Denew's Transportation Technology classMr. Lumsden with the boys football teamMr. Lumsden gifted with a shirt from Transportation student

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Updated on Friday, May 26, 2023.
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