The Halton District School Board joins school boards across Ontario in celebrating Education Week from May 6-10, 2019. Numerous events and activities highlighting all areas of learning will be held throughout the Board during the annual weeklong recognition to demonstrate innovative learning in action, and celebrate inclusivity and student and staff achievement.
This year, the HDSB will celebrate Education Week through a different lens each day to focus on the importance of schools, staff, families and the community working together to support the well-being and success of students.
“Education Week is an opportunity to reflect on the exciting learning opportunities taking place across our Board and celebrate the many successes of our students and staff,” says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the HDSB. “We recognize that student success and well-being requires a partnership among schools, staff, parents/guardians and the community, and during this Education Week, we celebrate students and the entire network of people that support them each day.”
Highlights include a social media campaign May 6, where staff students, and parent/guardians are encouraged to share activities using the #LoveMyHaltonSchool hashtag. An annual celebration of student excellence will take place in Oakville at Garth Webb Secondary School Thursday May 9. The ceremony will be live-streamed on the board’s website.
Numerous HDSB schools have organized events during Education Week that focus on student success. They include:
Nelson High School: Students will visit Schlegel Villages retirement community on Tuesday, May 7 to learn about employment opportunities in the health sector of long-term care.
Numerous schools will be participating in the 14th annual secondary school student art exhibit, State of the Art, which will be held at the New Street Education Centre (3250 New St., Burlington) from May 8-10. Created by Grade 9-12 students, the works of art incorporate painting, sketching, sculpture, photography and mixed media. The opening reception will be held Wednesday, May 8 from 6-8 p.m.
McKenzie-Smith Bennett Public School: On Wednesday, May 8, the school will provide an information night for families to engage in wellness activities such as zumba and soccer and participate in a session with staff from Woodview Day Treatment Programs, who will speak about childhood anxiety.
Eastview Public School: The school will host a student-led assembly on Thursday, May 9 to discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion. Students will read the novel You Be You and create art pieces representing themselves.