Which path for the high school set? Planning information evening January 28th at MMR.

By Staff December 22nd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton District School Board is hosting several Pathways Planning Information Evenings in January 2018 that will […]

Breakfast at Tom Thomson - same thing happens at most schools - Food for Thought feeds 26,000 across the Region every week.

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By Staff December 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   At the end of the week thousands of students will be out of school and home for […]

Brant Hills and Frontenac public schools to get additional child care spaces.

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By Staff December 15th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Two Burlington schools will have additional space used as new child care rooms. Brant Hills – will […]

Bateman high school parents will have their 1000 signature petition read in the Legislature today.

Bateman - crowd scene with Bull

By Staff December 11th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Whitby-Oshawa MPP Lorne Coe (PC) will read a petition signed by more than 1000 Burlington community members […]

High school parent group sends a Christmas wish list

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By Staff December 10th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   If you were a child sitting on the curb along Guelph Line or New Street when Santa […]

1,100 educational assistants are in place to support the work teachers do - for many students the EA's are pivotal to a quality education.

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By Staff December 10th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   On Monday classrooms through Halton will celebrate and acknowledge the role educational assistants have on student success […]

A celebration of food - made by the kids - shared with their parents.

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By Staff December 8th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Terra Madre Day is Slow Food’s annual day to promote the diversity of food traditions! Children age […]

Public school board replaces both its Chair and vice chair - Grebenc and Ehl Harris to lead in what will be a difficult year.

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By Pepper Parr December 6th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON The old order changeth – a new Chair and vice chair of the Halton District School Board […]

Two groups of high school parents await the recommendation of the report Margaret Wilson is writing.

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By Pepper Parr December 4th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON In an earlier version of this story, we incorrectly said that Tom Muir had aligned himself with […]

Grade 9 students from a high school the Board of Education has voted to shut down took to the streets of their neighbourhood handing out Thank You cards.

By Staff November 25th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   An entire Grade 9 class spent the day handing out kindness cards in Burlington, spreading smiles throughout […]

Tony Brecknock: - it was a vote made under mental, emotional and physical duress, that in the end was pushed through.

HDSB Parents at PARC 1 Jan 26-17

By Staff November 26, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   Tony Brecknock, a parent with children who graduated from Pearson high school, the school he once attended […]

Diane Miller asks provincially appointed Reviewer to revisit the decision to close two of Burlington's seven high schools. Claims it was a flawed process that resulted in a flawed decision.

Diane Miller Admin review delegation

By Pepper Parr November 25th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It was dramatic! Diane Miller, a parent with children in both Lester B. Pearson (LBP) high […]

Parents get to air their concerns with the way their schools were closed.

By Pepper Parr November 24th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The process of being heard for parents who have students at Lester B. Pearson high school […]

High school parents meet with an appointed facilitator to set out their concerns with the way the PAR process that resulted in the closure of two city high schools was handled.

PARC Jan 27 full group

By Pepper Parr November 23rd, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The first of the public delegations made to the Administrative Review facilitator Margaret Wilson takes place […]

Administrative Review of the process used to determine whether or not to close two Burlington begins this evening; PARC members take part in a private meeting.

By Pepper Parr November 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Notice of Meeting was sent to Scott Podrebarac chair of the Program Accommodation Review (PAR) […]

Environmentalist tells audience that there is still time.

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By Pepper Parr November 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   I describe Cameron Brown as the “warm up band” for David Suzuki’s presentation at the Performing […]

David Suzuki brings his message to Burlington - we are the kind of city he likes.

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By Pepper Parr November 22, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   David Suzuki has been doing media interviews for at least 50 years – he is an […]

School board looking for public input on changes to course offerings at Aldershot high school.

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By Pepper Parr November 21st, 2017 BURLINGTON,ON   It was close to a throw away idea, something that was put on the table, almost as […]

We can't continue disrespecting the Indigenous people - school board chair needs to learn how to pronounce the words.

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By Pepper Parr November 20th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   It has taken decades for Canadians to begin to come to terms with our Indigenous community. […]

Halton Learning Foundation Benefit Bash a resounding success - the need they serve however is growing faster than the fund raising.

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By Staff November 17th, 2017 BURLINGTON, ON   The Halton Learning Foundation hold what they call a Benefit Bash, an occasion they use to thank […]