Events

Making Strides for Tuition Assistance ~ June 3-17

Calling ALUMNI, PARENTS, STAFF, STUDENTS and ANYONE WHO LOVES HDCH!

Will you participate by moving to raise funds for Tuition Assistance??? Join the MAKING STRIDES FUNDRAISER June 3-17. There will even be draw prizes for participants!
It’s easy and fun to participate!

  1. Make a commitment to move – you could do something every day during the campaign or do a marathon activity in one day. You may commit to a number of km, a number of hours or a number of repetitions, or whatever connects to your activity.
  2. Create your page on Canada Helps.
  3. Ask people to sponsor you and support the HDCH Tuition Assistance Fund on the webpage.
  4. Fulfill your activity commitment between June 3-17
  5. Send a thank you to your supporters.

If you have any questions, contact Tina VanDyk (tvandyk@hdch.org)


Eat, Give & Be Merry NEW date ~ Oct 24

The Fundraiser Dinner has been rescheduled to October 24th, 2020 in light of the extended closures. An email was sent to ticket holders to give them the option to reserve their seat for the fall, donate their ticket purchase or request a refund. If you purchased a ticket and have not yet made your preference, please do so by May 22.

http://hdch.org/event/spring-fundraising-dinner/

The event will raise funds to launch the Life Skills Pathways at HDCH. Anna and Paul Vos are HDCH alumni and parents. They share their enthusiasm for the launch of the initiative with their personal story.

Ticket sales will re-op early September if you would like to attend and have not yet purchased a ticket.

Contact Tina VanDyk, tvandyk@hdch.org if you have additional questions. thanks for your support!

 

Mark Your Calendar

Making Strides for Tuition Assistance ~ June 3-17

Calling ALUMNI, PARENTS, STAFF, STUDENTS and ANYONE WHO LOVES HDCH!

Will you participate by moving to raise funds for Tuition Assistance??? Join the MAKING STRIDES FUNDRAISER June 3-17. There will even be draw prizes for participants! Watch the video and join Mr. Todd for a run in the forest and hear how he is Making Strides.

Mrs. Baker is Making Strides. Mrs. VanderVelde and the WATCH group are Making Strides!

It’s easy and fun to participate!

  1. Make a commitment to move – you could do something every day during the campaign or do a marathon activity in one day. You may commit to a number of km, a number of hours or a number of repetitions, or whatever connects to your activity.
  2. Create your page on Canada Helps.
  3. Ask people to sponsor you and support the HDCH Tuition Assistance Fund on the webpage.
  4. Fulfill your activity commitment between June 3-17
  5. Send a thank you to your supporters.

If you have any questions, contact Tina VanDyk (tvandyk@hdch.org)

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Early Bird Draw Winner

Congratulations to Laura Swan for being an early bird participant. You can support her campaign and help her make strides. Click here to support Laura and the Tuition Assistance Fund.


Eat, Give & Be Merry NEW date ~ Oct 24

The Fundraiser Dinner has been rescheduled to October 24th, 2020 in light of the extended closures. An email was sent to ticket holders to give them the option to reserve their seat for the fall, donate their ticket purchase or request a refund. If you purchased a ticket and have not yet made your preference, please do so by May 22.

http://hdch.org/event/spring-fundraising-dinner/

The event will raise funds to launch the Life Skills Pathways at HDCH. Anna and Paul Vos are HDCH alumni and parents. They share their enthusiasm for the launch of the initiative with their personal story.

Ticket sales will re-op early September if you would like to attend and have not yet purchased a ticket.

Contact Tina VanDyk, tvandyk@hdch.org if you have additional questions. thanks for your support!


Summer Sport Camp for Sport Champs

The early bird deadline is now extended to May 30.
We want to continue to plan for things that are coming up in the future, but in the back of our minds, we realize our plans may have to change (In reality, isn’t that always how it is?). We are taking the same mentality with our Sport Camps 4 Sport Champs this summer. We are offering five different camps this year: 2 for basketball and 3 for volleyball.

Please continue to sign your children up for these camps. We have had a great number of sign ups already, and for that we are very thankful. If you are going to sign up, we ask that you do not pay…yet. As soon as we know the camps are going on for sure, we will send you a method of payment. For those who have signed up, you can expect a full refund if the camps do not run.

Hoping for the best while trusting that God is in control and His plans are good. Be well, be safe, and be active!

Registration is open >>

Upcoming Events

Remote Membership Meeting ~ May 4

We invite you to join the remote Membership Meeting on Monday, May 4 at 7:30 pm. Hear an update from the Principal and Board Chair, vote on the 2020-2021 budget (which includes tuition rates for 20-21), and connect with fellow HDCH community members.

After the formal portion of the meeting, we will have an online version of The Voice. Leadership and Department Heads will be available to answer your questions about remote learning, and to share a bit of what we’ve learned from the student and parent surveys.

Membership package will be posted here by April 24, 2020.


Summer Sport Camp for Sport Champs

It certainly has been a unique time in our HDCH history.
We want to continue to plan for things that are coming up in the future, but in the back of our minds, we realize our plans may have to change (In reality, isn’t that always how it is?). We are taking the same mentality with our Sport Camps 4 Sport Champs this summer. We are offering five different camps this year: 2 for basketball and 3 for volleyball.

Please continue to sign your children up for these camps. We have had a great number of sign ups already, and for that we are very thankful. If you are going to sign up, we ask that you do not pay…yet. As soon as we know the camps are going on for sure, we will send you a method of payment. For those who have signed up, you can expect a full refund if the camps do not run.

Hoping for the best while trusting that God is in control and His plans are good. Be well, be safe, and be active!

The early bird deadline is now extended to May 8.
Registration is open >>

Mark Your Calendar

Grade 12 Town Hall ~ April 16

The second semester of senior year is usually a time of connection, reflection, and celebration. We are hoping, in the current context, to maintain as many of those good traditions as possible. If you are a senior, or the parent of a senior, please join us next week Thursday (April 16) at 7 pm via zoom, for a grade 12 Town Hall meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/618764738?pwd=Q0UyVWVKZGpwSTU2dldQeDBNUjBYUT09
Meeting ID: 618 764 738
Password: 7IvcKL

Staff from the Leadership Team, Student Services, and the Graduation Committee will be present to share some of our ideas and to hear your suggestions about how we can best joyfully honour your time with HDCH. The zoom event will be recorded for those who cannot attend.


Membership Meeting ~ May 4

We hope you will join us for our first every virtual Spring Membership Meeting, planned for the evening of Monday, May 4. Join us to hear about what’s happening at HD, to view the proposed budget for 20-21 and ask your questions, and to vote on the budget (which includes tuition rates for next year). We’ll be in touch soon with details on how to connect.

Activate Your Membership – If you haven’t already
Membership Applications are found on School Admin Being an active member allows you to vote on critical matters relating to the operation, tuition fees and budgets. To read and sign the statement, which activates your membership, log into your SchoolAdmin account and look for Membership under the Checklist items.


Summer Sport Camp for Sport Champs

It certainly has been a unique time in our HDCH history.
We want to continue to plan for things that are coming up in the future, but in the back of our minds, we realize our plans may have to change (In reality, isn’t that always how it is?). We are taking the same mentality with our Sport Camps 4 Sport Champs this summer. We are offering five different camps this year: 2 for basketball and 3 for volleyball.

Please continue to sign your children up for these camps. We have had a great number of sign ups already, and for that we are very thankful. If you are going to sign up, we ask that you do not pay…yet. As soon as we know the camps are going on for sure, we will send you a method of payment. For those who have signed up, you can expect a full refund if the camps do not run.

Hoping for the best while trusting that God is in control and His plans are good. Be well, be safe, and be active!

The early bird deadline is now extended to May 8.
Registration is open >>

Events Postponed

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION

Due to our extraordinary circumstances, we continue to evaluate the dates of upcoming events. Please continue to check our website for updates.

Spring Fundraising Dinner

Potential reschedule date: May 23
Supporting the September 2020 launch of a Life Skills Pathways initiative designed for our students with cognitive disabilities, so they can thrive as members of the HDCH learning community through specialized programming.

 

Calendar Events

Max Eisen Shares His Story ~ March 6

March 6, 2020 @ 10:30 AM at HDCH

HDCH students will have the privilege of meeting the bestselling author and Holocaust survivor, Max Eisen on March 6th. Mr. Eisen travels around the world speaking with young people about the power of resilience, freedom of speech and education.

There are limited seats available.  Those who register online first will be offered seating in the gym.  When these seats are filled, additional seats will be made available in the cafeteria to watch via live stream.  If you are not able to attend the presentation will also be available on our YouTube channel.

Copies of Max’s books will be available to purchase for $15 – cash only.
Seating is limited. Reserve yours today. >>


Spring Fundraising Dinner – March 28

Supporting the September 2020 launch of a Life Skills Pathways initiative designed for our students with cognitive disabilities, so they can thrive as members of the HDCH learning community through specialized programming.

DON’T MSS EARLY-BIRD PRICING!
Ticket Sales for the Spring Fundraiser Dinner Eat, Give & Be Merry are available for purchase. Plans are well underway for another wonderful evening, showcasing student learning, delicious food, and community.

Purchase Ticket and Learn more >>

 


Crazy Sock Day ~ March 27

The WATCH team will organize a Crazy Sock Day at HDCH to create awareness for both the abilities and needs of those with down syndrome. This event will include the opportunity for students to buy crazy socks for $5.

All funds raised will support the Life Skills Pathway which will launch this fall. This Life Skills Pathway initiative is designed for our students with cognitive disabilities, so they can thrive as members of the HDCH learning community through specialized programming.

Crazy Sock Day will be highlighted at the FM@HD with an educational piece, an expert within the Down Syndrome community, prizes for the craziest socks and a display in the front foyer.


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown ~ APR 24-25

Student-Led Final Act Drama Company
We are a group of HD students with drama experience who decided to put together a full-length drama production, as there is no HDCH Spring Play this year.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00 per person. Proceeds are going to offset the costs of putting on a production. We look forward to seeing you there.
~ Final Act Drama Company

Senior’s Day ~ MAY 7

Students and staff at Hamilton District Christian High cordially invite all grandparents and senior members of our community to our annual Seniors’ Day.

Please come for the morning to:

  • enjoy the morning program
  • visit students and staff in class
  • and stay for a hot lunch

 

Great Events

Pancake Breakfast ~ February 25

A team of 14 individuals from HDCH is preparing for a HANDS – Helping Another Nation Develop Schools mission trip to Nicaragua with EduDeo this March Break. These students have been focusing on ways to support this school community through fundraising. Our final team fundraiser is a school-wide Shrove Tuesday pancake breakfast. We are cordially inviting the entire school and community to come to join us for breakfast on Tuesday, February 25th from 8:30 – 9:15 AM at HDCH. As expressed by Aesop we are learning that “no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” as we continue to work towards our outreach goals for this EduDeo Mission Trip.

Blessings, Nicaraguan Mission Team.


Check Us Out Event ~ February 27

This event is for new families considering HDCH for the 2020-2021 school year.

We invite them to join us on February 27th to take a tour, talk to students & teachers, address any questions and get to know us better. Discover more >>


Christian High Schools Drama Festival ~ February 28

Join us as a community of Christian high schools on Friday, February 28th at Redeemer University for the Christian Schools Drama Festival. Enjoy student-led performances from HDCH, Toronto District Christian High, Kings Christian Collegiate, and Smithville Chrisitan High. Admission is free with the show beginning at 6pm!

A cast and crew of Grade 9 & 10 students from HDCH have been hard at work preparing their performance for this event. Directed by Grade 10 student Chloe Van Barneveld, and based on the book One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus, characters will lead us through a mystery:

“On a Tuesday afternoon, 5 students sit in a detention room. By the time detention is over, a tragic incident has taken place. Through this act, Addy, Cooper, Nate, and Bronwyn have to help discover what happened to their classmate, Simon. Many things could have occurred and they have to work together to see which one is true.”

Join us at Redeemer on February 28th to celebrate the beautiful work of our students and their love for the Arts! ~ Chole

Cast Photo


Max Eisen Shares His Story ~ March 6

March 6, 2020 @ 10:30 AM at HDCH

HDCH students will have the privilege of meeting the bestselling author and Holocaust survivor, Max Eisen on March 6th. Mr. Eisen travels around the world speaking with young people about the power of resilience, freedom of speech and education.

There are limited seats available.  Those who register online first will be offered seating in the gym.  When these seats are filled, additional seats will be made available in the cafeteria to watch via live stream.  If you are not able to attend the presentation will also be available on our YouTube channel.

Copies of Max’s books will be available to purchase.
Seating is limited. Reserve yours today. >>


Spring Fundraising Dinner – March 28

Supporting the September 2020 launch of a Life Skills Pathways initiative designed for our students with cognitive disabilities, so they can thrive as members of the HDCH learning community through specialized programming.

DON’T MSS EARLY-BIRD PRICING!
Ticket Sales for the Spring Fundraiser Dinner Eat, Give & Be Merry are available for purchase. Plans are well underway for another wonderful evening, showcasing student learning, delicious food, and community.

Purchase Ticket and Learn more >>

 


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown ~ APR 24-25

Student-Led Final Act Drama Company
We are a group of HD students with drama experience who decided to put together a full-length drama production, as there is no HDCH Spring Play this year.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00 per person. Proceeds are going to offset the costs of putting on a production. We look forward to seeing you there.
~ Final Act Drama Company

Senior’s Day ~ MAY 7

Students and staff at Hamilton District Christian High cordially invite all grandparents and senior members of our community to our annual Seniors’ Day.

Please come for the morning to:

  • enjoy the morning program
  • visit students and staff in class
  • and stay for a hot lunch

 

Don’t Miss These Events

Ski Trip ~ January 28

It’s Ski Trip time! 
The annual HDCH Ski/Snowboard trip is happening on January 28 at Mount St. Louis Moonstone. This event is open to all HDCH students. Transportation will be provided. Information to note:

  • Buses will be leaving HDCH at 6:30 am and returning at approximately 6:30 pm. Please arrange pickup from HDCH.
  • Lunch is available for purchase at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
  • Lockers are available for rent for a cost of $5.
  • Helmets MUST be worn.

Venture and Co-Op Information Evening~ January 29th

Looking to explore potential career pathways as part of your High school program?  HDCH offers some exciting and valuable opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning.

Our Students Services department will be hosting an information evening for students and parents in Grades 9-11 about our Venture Program and our Co-operative Education experience on January 29th at 7.30 PM .

Feel free to contact Mr. Van Egmond if you would like more information, or check out our school website link.


Christian High Schools Drama Festival ~ Feb 28th

Join us for the Christian Drama Festival, celebrating student learning and the arts. Join us at Redeemer University on February 28th to take in student-led plays from HDCH and other participating Christian schools.


Spring Fundraising Dinner – March 28

SAVE THE DATE!
Ticket Sales for the Spring Fundraiser Dinner Eat, Give & Be Merry will be available soon and plans are underway for another wonderful evening, showcasing student learning, delicious food, and community.

Learn more >>


Senior’s Day ~ MAY 7

Students and staff at Hamilton District Christian High cordially invite all grandparents and senior members of our community to our annual Seniors’ Day.

Please come for the morning to:

  • enjoy the morning program
  • visit students and staff in class
  • and stay for a hot lunch

 

New Year Events

Celebration of Learning ~ January 9

As the end of the semester approaches, students are working hard completing projects and assignments that they are eager to display. This evening is a highlight each semester when we gather as a community to admire and celebrate student learning.

Read highlights >>

Opening and Welcome (In Gymnasium) 7:00-7:40 PM
Classroom and Hallway Presentations 7.40 to 9.00 PM

Extra parking is available across the road at Rehoboth Church.


Project Assessment Day / Assignment assistance day~ January 10

Please be aware that the day after January’s Celebration of Learning there will be no regular classes. The school will be open, but it will not be mandatory for students to attend.

Note: Some homes will be contacted to confirm their student will be at school for assistance with their assignment(s)

What will be going on that day? 

Buses will be running, so students are welcome to come and connect with a teacher for extra help, see other projects, and work independently or in small groups on things that they might have coming up. Some classes might even have optional work sessions. And for parents, it will be another chance for you to come by the school during the day to see what your child has done, especially if you can’t make it to the Celebration of Learning on January 9th.


Men’s Alumni Basketball ~ January 17

Join us for our annual HDCH Alumni 3-on-3 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Get some friends together, make a team, and get ready for some great fun.

Discover more & register your Team >>


Exams Begin ~ January 21

See the Exam Schedules here >>
See Exam Instructions here >>


Ski Trip ~ January 28

It’s Ski Trip time! 
The annual HDCH Ski/Snowboard trip is happening on January 28 at Mount St. Louis Moonstone. This event is open to all HDCH students. Transportation will be provided. Information to note:

  • Buses will be leaving HDCH at 6:30 am and returning at approximately 6:30 pm. Please arrange pickup from HDCH.
  • Lunch is available for purchase at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.
  • Lockers are available for rent for a cost of $5.
  • Helmets MUST be worn.

Please use the Google Form in Edsby School Talk to sign up. Payment can be made in cash or cheque to Student Council members in the lobby next week.

Costs are:

  • Lift Ticket only – $25
  • Lift Ticket + Helmet Rental – $30
  • Lift Ticket + Equipment Rental (have your own helmet) – $40
  • Lift Ticket + Equipment Rental + Helmet Rental – $45
  • If you have a Mount St. Louis Moonstone membership – $15

Cheques can be made out to HDCH. Debit will not be available.


Venture and Co-Op Information Evening~ January 29th

Looking to explore potential career pathways as part of your High school program?  HDCH offers some exciting and valuable opportunities for career exploration and experiential learning.

Our Students Services department will be hosting an information evening for students and parents in Grades 9-11 about our Venture Program and our Co-operative Education experience on January 29th at 7.30 PM .

Feel free to contact Mr. Van Egmond if you would like more information, or check out our school website link.


Spring Fundraising Dinner – March 28

SAVE THE DATE !
The Annual Spring Fundraiser Eat, Give & Be Merry will be held Saturday, March 28.  
Mark your calendar and plan to attend an interactive evening of community and great food, featuring student work.


Senior’s Day ~ MAY 7

Students and staff at Hamilton District Christian High cordially invite all grandparents and senior members of our community to our annual Seniors’ Day.

Please come for the morning to:

  • enjoy the morning program
  • visit students and staff in class
  • and stay for a hot lunch

 

Too Good to Miss

This Night ~ Christmas Concert on Dec 12

Attention Parents, Grandparents, Friends and Family – Please join us for the celebration of our Lord’s birth on December 12th 7:00 pm. So many of our students will be involved.

As always, the refreshments will be homemade and delicious.

Come and rejoice with us

Hometown Showdown ~ Dec 13

Join us here at HD to cheer on our athletes!

Senior Boys Basketball – 4pm start vs. Guido Gryphons
Senior Girls Volleyball – 6pm start vs. Guido Gryphons

  • Basketball shooting competition at half time
  • Volleyball serving challenge between sets.
  • Door Prizes

Join us for dinner too!
2020 Nicaragua EduDeo HDCH Mission Team is serving Dinner-in-a-Bowl with fresh buns that night! An amazing selection of different chili recipes, curried rice and a variety of hearty soups will be available along with homemade baking for dessert! Plan to have dinner at HDCH that night! Blessings!


Intergenerational Bible Study

Hamilton District Christian High School is welcoming adults from our community to join us for an intergenerational Bible Study. The Bible Study will take place on Thursday mornings at HDCH starting November 28th – December 19th, 2019  from 9: 00 – 10:15 AM.

The students in the class created the following questions relating to their own faith journey to focus on together: What influences our faith?

  • How can I share my faith with others?
  • How can I see God in my everyday life?
  • What is the role of the Bible in the life of a Christian?
  • What makes Christianity different from other religions?
  • What is God’s will in my life?
  • Prayer

As we open the scriptures together, the vision is to share our insight, understanding and experience in order to find God’s will in our lives. Please consider joining us this semester; for more details please email Pauline VanderVelde at pvandervelde@hdch.org or call HDCH at 905-648-6655.

Blessings.


Celebration of Learning ~ Jan 9

Join us to celebrate learning!
Interact with our students, sample delicious homemade snacks, enjoy interesting projects, engage with inspiring performances and celebrate learning. Come to experience some of the learning that’s gone on at HDCH this semester!


Alumni 3-on-3 Basketball ~ Jan 17

Join us for our annual HDCH Alumni 3-on-3 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Get some friends together, make a team, and get ready for some great fun.

Discover more >>


Christian School Drama Festival ~ Feb 8

The Christian Schools Drama Festival is coming!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 28th and join us in the auditorium at Redeemer University College. Enjoy student-led drama presentations of improv, student-written plays, and excerpts from some of your favourite dramas performed and directed by students from HDCH, Smithville Christian High School, Toronto District Christian High and King’s Christian Collegiate.

Admission is free! We are grateful for the partnership with Redeemer to help put on this great event.


Spring Dinner Fundraiser ~ Mar 28

Save the Date to Eat, Give & Be Merry
The dinner will once again be catered by Nellie James Gourmet. The evening promised to be interactive, fun, and delicious! Plan to be our guest.

Tickets will go on sale in the New Year. If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers who plan and execute the event, or for more details, contact Tina VanDyk tvandyk@hdch.org. Sponsorship opportunites are also possible.

Upcoming Events

This Night ~ Christmas Concert on Dec 12

Attention Parents, Grandparents, Friends and Family – Please join us for the celebration of our Lord’s birth on December 12th 7:00 pm. So many of our students will be involved.

As always, the refreshments will be homemade and delicious.

Come and rejoice with us

Hometown Showdown ~ Dec 13

Join us here at HD to cheer on our athletes!

Senior Boys Basketball – 4pm start vs. Guido Gryphons
Senior Girls Volleyball – 6pm start vs. Guido Gryphons

  • Basketball shooting competition at half time
  • Volleyball serving challenge between sets.
  • Door Prizes

Food will be sold and raise funds for the Nicaragua Mission Team.


Celebration of Learning ~ Jan 9

Join us to celebrate learning!
Interact with our students, sample delicious homemade snacks, enjoy interesting projects, engage with inspiring performances and celebrate learning. Come to experience some of the learning that’s gone on at HDCH this semester!


Christian School Drama Festival ~ Feb 8

The Christian Schools Drama Festival is coming!

Mark your calendars for Friday, February 28th and join us in the auditorium at Redeemer University College. Enjoy student-led drama presentations of improv, student-written plays, and excerpts from some of your favourite dramas performed and directed by students from HDCH, Smithville Christian High School, Toronto District Christian High and King’s Christian Collegiate.

Admission is free! We are grateful for the partnership with Redeemer to help put on this great event.