School News

Arts Cafe & University/College/Apprenticeship Night - November 7th

posted Nov 4, 2019, 12:12 PM by Cindy Craik

Arts Cafe

Join us on Thursday November 7th from 7:00pm - 9:00pm in the Cafeteria, for a showcase of Art, Drama, Music and Spoken Word. This popular event features the varied talents of our MD students. Come for a coffee, snack and enjoy the performances.


University/College Night

MD is excited to host our inaugural University, College & Apprenticeship Night on Thursday November 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  Over 26 universities and colleges will be represented.  Gr. 11 & 12 students and parents are invited to come and discover the opportunities that make each post-secondary destination unique.  Click here to view the invitation.


Mustang Newsletter - November Edition

posted Nov 4, 2019, 12:10 PM by Cindy Craik

Check out the November edition of the Mustang Newsletter.  Click here to view!

bit.ly/2PKmqqz

Grade 7 & 8 Information Night - Thursday November 14th, 2019

posted Oct 28, 2019, 11:38 AM by Cindy Craik

MD invites all grade 7 & 8 parent/guardians and their students to join us on Thursday November 14th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  A brief presentation will take place in the gym at 6:30pm to highlight programming available at MD.  Take time to tour the building, visit classrooms and visit the displays in the main hallway.


Upcoming Events @ MD October 28, 2019

posted Oct 28, 2019, 11:37 AM by Cindy Craik

We always have lots happening at MD!  Click here to review our upcoming events so you don’t miss out!  



Ontario Dress Purple Day - October 24th

posted Oct 22, 2019, 7:27 AM by Cindy Craik

Will you wear purple on Thursday, October 24th? The annual Ontario Dress Purple Day campaign by Children’s Aid Societies raises awareness of the important role adults/communities play in supporting all children & youth's right to safety and well-being in all areas of their lives.

Upcoming Events @ MD October 21st

posted Oct 22, 2019, 7:24 AM by Cindy Craik

Lots happening at MD in the upcoming weeks. Click this link http://bit.ly/2NfIN4v to review the events so you don't miss out!


12th Annual Parent Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Oakville

posted Oct 3, 2019, 6:32 AM by Cindy Craik

The Halton District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) will be hosting the 12th Annual Parent Involvement Committee Conference on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Garth Webb Secondary School (2820 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville).  The theme of the conference is, ‘Envisioning Possibilities: How innovation inspires students to learn, grow & succeed’. Registration is now open.

 

This year’s conference features Nora Young, technology journalist and host of CBC Radio program “Spark”,  as the first keynote speaker. She will speak about, Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Surviving and Thriving in the Coming Data Boom. The ‘Data Boom’ is a new era in information that requires balancing the increasing use of digital devices and privacy protection.

 

Members of the HDSB’s, The SHIFT, will be the second keynote speaker. Lead by HDSB Superintendent Jacqueline Newton, the team’s presentation will address the topic, ‘Top Ten Lessons from a Year of Innovating (Dangerously)’. Attendees will hear about some of the lessons the Halton District School Board has learned about evolving teaching approaches and how parents/guardians can support and inspire children to become innovators in school.

 

The 2019 PIC Conference will provide engaging workshops that address topics such as Building Healthy Relationships, The Gifted Learner, Tech Help, Making Financial Decisions… Wisely, the HDSB I-STEM Program, Equity & Inclusion in the Classroom, Vaping and Cannabis, TVO Mathify, and more.

 

“The Halton District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee welcomes parents, guardians and community members to join us for a great conference, filled with outstanding speakers and curated content,” says John Pennyfather, Superintendent of Education for the Halton District School Board. “This annual conference is designed to recognize the important role parents play in the development of their children and in their success throughout their school experience.”


For more information, and to register for the conference, visit the PIC webpage or the HDSB website (hdsb.ca) and search: PIC

MD's Named School of the Year by Halton Food for Thought

posted Oct 1, 2019, 11:40 AM by Cindy Craik

Each morning between 7:30am - 8am our Breakfast Program is available in the Cafeteria serving a healthy menu to all students.  For the 2018-2019 school year, under the leadership of Bonnie Wrigglesworth, our MD Student Success teacher, MD was named SCHOOL OF THE YEAR for Milton & Halton Hills!!  This recognition could not have been achieved without a great team of teachers and students who support the program daily...many of them coming in early morning to make sure breakfast is ready.  Congratulations to everyone involved!




Grade 9 EQAO June 12 & 14

posted Jun 11, 2019, 8:21 AM by Cindy Craik

On Wednesday June 12 & Friday June 14, all students in Grade 9 mathematics will be writing their EQAO Math evaluations during Period 0. See the revised schedule below for both days as it will be modified for the entire school to accommodate the EQAO evaluation.

During Period 0 teachers of students in grades 10, 11 & 12 will be available in their classrooms for extra help.


Should you have any questions, please reach out to Adrian de Graaf, Program Lead for Math, degraafa@hdsb.ca.

             



MD's Science Program wins National Innovation Award

posted Apr 29, 2019, 7:54 AM by Cindy Craik

Teachers at Milton District High School have been recognized with a national award for their
innovative delivery of environmental sustainability curriculum in the school’s ​‘I-Think about
Science’ program​. Presented by the EdCan Network, the 2019 ​Ken Spencer Award​ for Innovation
in Teaching and Learning showcases the work of teachers who create relevant learning
experiences for students while solving complex societal issues.

At Milton District HS, teachers applied an Integrative Thinking method to guide classroom
conversations and projects. In this innovative problem solving-approach, students help tackle complex environmental sustainability issues such as access to clean water, invasive species, maintaining biodiversity, and beautifying school space. Students share their learning through “open space” exhibitions to expose more youth to this problem-solving approach. This ​demo classroom for 21st century learning encourages collaboration and creative thinking.

To develop the Milton District HS program, five teachers worked in partnership with the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management’s​ ​I-Think​ initiative. Together with the Halton District School Board’s​ ​“Shift”​ ​Innovation Coaches and Program Leaders for Science and Mathematics, this innovative learning approach was introduced to the school’s science class. The “Shift” aligns with the Board’s ​Multi-Year Plan​ to provide innovative and creative opportunities for students.

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