Bill boards in Toronto promoting climate protest.
Climate change protest posters. Photo by Sean Hurley.

Students step up as climate change leaders

Following a U.N. Climate Summit in New York City last September, Hamilton students have picked up the gauntlet. At a Youth Eco-Summit at Mohawk College this past October, the message was clear: we must all take an active role in the fight against climate change. Fifteen years ago, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) …

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School to be a showpiece of architectural art

Judging from design sketches of the new St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School, presented to trustees earlier this month, the new school building will be not only a welcome addition to the downtown community, but a showpiece of architectural art. The school’s contemporary design is the work of Tony Svedas from Svedas Architects Inc., the firm …

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Summer Learning Program gives students a running start to new school year

It’s called the summer slide and despite our best attempts to prevent it, it happens, especially in reluctant readers. Summer slide is the learning loss that occurs from the time students leave school in June until they return in September. For some children, the learning loss could mean a drop of several reading benchmark levels, …

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Celebrating 50 years of Each Belongs

This year the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board celebrates the 50th anniversary of Each Belongs, a model of inclusive education that supports the full integration of students with special education needs into mainstream neighbourhood schools. While many people today wouldn’t remember schools before Each Belongs the decision to move to an inclusionary model of education was …

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