We can argue about building aesthetics, compare vacant workshops versus brightly lit active spaces, but we know that whatever location is chosen, the Sherwood Saints tradition will continue with a very active and feisty parent council to continue to push for quality spaces for our children’s education.Continue reading "Sherwood Secondary: Don’t make it political"
Trustee Bingham and I got each other – as much as I could really understand a lifetime of constantly having to advocate for your child, or the behind the scenes struggles you don’t see not being at home every day through these parents’ tribulations.Continue reading "The Loss of a Voice that Understood the Need"
Now is a good opportunity to learn about our shared history in Canada and the beautiful spirits, languages, belief systems, stories, and traditions we tried to (thankfully) unsuccessful break through the 168 year history of Canadian residential schools.Continue reading "Understanding Canadian Residential Schools"
In being afraid of dying, are we really living? Have we fully considered what will be left of us when we step out into the world again, unmasked, curious and cautious after a long hibernation?Continue reading "Are We Really Okay?"
Through working with Trustee Perri, I gained a new perspective on education as a whole whether it’s public, separate, private, homeschooling, unschooling or schooling without a title. I learned as much as I could about all of these forms of education, meeting various partners and leaders along the way, and I owe the inspiration to looking beyond the education I grew up with in an effort to better understand the purpose of all choices, to Tony.Continue reading "Remembering Tony Perri"
At Monday’s marathon board meeting, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board trustees voted 7-3 to cancel the Police Liaison Program program, which saw School Resource Officers (SRO’s) in their schools as part of a partnership with the Hamilton Police Service and school boards around Hamilton.Continue reading "HWDSB trustees vote to terminate partnership with Police Liaison Program"
Staying at home has been hard on all of us, but it’s breakdowns like we had last night at our house, that remind us that all of this has been a lot to cope with for our youth. Missing their friends, frustrations with online learning, cancellation of grade eight trips and grads and the entire Scott Park baseball season. Dresses long bought, pre-season warmups were already underway.Continue reading "Winter boots and fishy crackers"