Asian Heritage Festival May24th @ Hayden

Please join me Sat May 24th 10am-2pm at Dr. Frank J. Hayden SS to celebrate the Asian and South Asian Heritage Festival. The day’s events will include Bhangra dancers and Dhol drummer, Chinese Lion dancers, a Tai Chi performance and two performances by the Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts Society.

Visitors will also be able to attend the various cultural information booths being staffed by volunteers who represent a large quantity of Asian and South Asian cultures.  There will be various local vendors who will be offering cultural jewellery and other goods for sale.

A photographic tribute to the veterans who served in the Second World War and the Korean War will be on display.

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Asian Heritage May24th @Hayden

The HDSB is proud to support May as Canada’s 12th Annual Asian Heritage Month. Various Board activities are planned to help our students understand and appreciate the culture, art, history and contributions of people of Asian descent within Canada.

A free Celebration of the History of Asians and South Asians in Canada takes place on Sat May 24th from 10am to 2pm at Dr. Frank J. Hayden SS (3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington).
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Vanier SS Bomb Threat

Milton’s Jean Vanier SS was in lockdown after a bomb threat 10:30am Wed Apr 30th. Halton Catholic DSB tweeted that parents had been notified of the incident through email and phone messages. Students were bused to the Milton Sports Complex, where parents picked them up.

Halton Regional Police explosive disposal unit and SWAT team spent the day searching inside the building, while a Toronto Police services bomb dog searched the perimeter.

Halton Catholic Board $5M lawsuit

Former Burlington student suing school board after slicing arm on glass door

The Toronto Star |  | April 29, 2014

A former Grade 12 student at Assumption Catholic SS in Burlington, filed a $5-million lawsuit against the Halton Catholic District School Board, alleging negligence for failing to replace wired glass doors with a safer material.  and it also aims to prompt a change in Canadian regulations surrounding the use of wired glass …

Lloyd was on his way to class last May when he tried to push open a hallway door that had panels of wired glass. His arm broke through the glass and the jagged pieces severely lacerated the muscles, nerves and tendons of his right arm…

The Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange, the non-profit insurance planner for the province’s school boards, has a risk management advisory on its website arguing against the use of wired glass … adding that from 1987 to 2000, there have been 107 claims against school for glass injuries, costing nearly $3.2 million …

Installing wired glass was banned in the United States in 2003 but the last time the Canadian government updated its safety glass standards was in 1990 …

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Halton Visitors

HDSB hosted 16 Educators from Norway at HDSB schools Mar 27th. 

The delegates visited Georgetown’s SILVER CREEK PS in the morning and Milton’s CRAIG KIELBURGER SS in the afternoon.

The delegation of psychologists and speech-language pathologists came to learn more about the HDSB Special Education model and our commitment to inclusivity.  Continue reading