The Halton District School Board joins school boards across Ontario in celebrating Education Week from May 3-7, 2021
. This year, the HDSB will celebrate Education Week
by focusing each day on one of the five pillars in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan
(MYP) to show the importance of schools, staff, families and the community working together to support the well-being and success of students.
“As we continue to learn through the pandemic, Education Week provides an opportunity for us to demonstrate how we remain connected and are doing our best to maintain the continuity of learning at the Halton District School Board,” says Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the HDSB. “We understand that the success of our students is based on a partnership among schools and our parent and guardian communities. This partnership has become even more important over the past year. Despite the challenges we face, we are so proud to be able to celebrate Education Week, to demonstrate how engaged our schools and students have been, thanks in large part to the incredible support and involvement of our HDSB families.”
Monday, May 3 - The HDSB will share a video of the HDSB’s Multi-Year Plan. This plan sets the direction and prioritizes the collective actions of all stakeholders to ensure our efforts as an organization are aligned and coordinated.
In addition, the Board will highlight system-wide initiatives and ways students have been engaged through the Equity & Inclusion pillar in the MYP by showing inclusive practices that support equitable access and outcomes for everyone.
Tuesday, May 4 - Mental Health & Well-Being: This pillar highlights how students strengthen safe and caring school environments that promote well-being, and enhance relationships and positive learning and working climates where everyone belongs and feels safe. May 3-9 is also Mental Health Week, as designated by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which promotes mental health awareness, decreasing stigma and helpful resources.
Wednesday, May 5 - Environmental Leadership: The ways in which students and staff take action to help create a sustainable world will be showcased to demonstrate how HDSB schools are providing opportunities to learn about connections between ecosystems, social justice and climate, as well as elevate local environmental initiatives and practices.
Thursday, May 6 - Learning & Achievement: Examples will be shared of how the HDSB strives to create learning environments to elevate student achievement, foster a culture of high expectations to maximize student and staff achievement and promote innovative strategies.
Also on May 6, the Board is proud to recognize the success of students through its annual Celebration of Student Excellence event.
Given public health restrictions, this will be a virtual event that will start at 7 p.m. Each year, one student per school is honoured for their excellence in self-improvement, enhancing the school and/or local community, citizenship, student leadership, academics, vocational studies and specialized programs or extra-curricular activities. A link to view the ceremony will be on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca
) on Thursday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 7 - Indigenous Perspectives & Awareness: On the final day of Education Week, the HDSB will highlight the many learning opportunities for students and staff that help promote knowledge and understanding of Indigenous perspectives and realities.
Education Week stories:
Day#2 (Tuesday): Mental Health and Well-Being
Day #3 (Wednesday): Learning and Achievement
Day #4 (Thursday): Environmental Leadership
Day #5 (Friday): Indigenous Perspectives and Awareness
For additional information, contact:
Marnie Denton, Manager, Communications and Engagement
Halton District School Board