The first payment for Camp Wenonah is now due. Please log in to School Cash Online ( https://hwdsb.schoolcashonline.com/ ) to submit payment. The second payment will be due the week of February 12, 2018 (a second item will show in School Cash Online at this time).
What is bullying?Bullying is a form of aggressive behaviour (verbal, physical, social, computer based) which involves the deliberate use of power to repeatedly hurt or intimidate another person.What should you do if you are being bullied?Bullying doesn’t stop when victims are left to deal with … Read more about What Can Be Done To Stop Bullying?
All students and parents/guardians must be aware that we have students in our school who are known to have a potentially life-threatening allergy called Anaphylaxis. This is a severe life threatening form of allergic reaction. Some of our students are allergic to nuts, bee stings … Read more about Anaphylaxis Policy
When the snow arrives, our parking lot will become slippery. Please ensure you drive slowly and carefully when picking up your children. We have 23 buses that drop off and pick up students daily. We ask students and families to use the crosswalk at all … Read more about Parking Lot Safety/Bus Safety
Ottawa is full (2 buses) with a waitlist. Please note, registration is still open for the wait list until Friday, Dec. 7, 3pm.Montreal- We have filled 1 bus, with a wait list of 11. Registration will remain open.Toronto- Registration will remain open.Camp Wenonah- We have … Read more about Excursion Updates
All students are reminded to wear school uniforms at all times. 2017/2018 grad wear is acceptable but must in school colours (blue or gold).
In the “Spirit of Giving”, Ancaster Senior is hosting a toy drive to support families in need this holiday season. Mission Services in downtown Hamilton is in need of toys for children of all ages to make their Christmas a happy one. We are hoping … Read more about Ancaster Senior’s Toy Drive
Celebrate all the great work at your school! Ontarios safe and accepting schools teams do essential work promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment because they understand how vital this is to students learning and well-being. Celebrate these exceptional people and their achievements. See … Read more about Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools
If you have ordered a poinsettia, they will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, December 6th and Thursday, December 7th. The pick up times will be from2:30 to 4:30 pm. The plants will be on the stage in the gymnasium.
Mr. Dowson has arranged for all students to go to Landmark Cinemas to watch the movie The Last Jedi. The date of the trip is Thursday, December 21st. Students will leave ASPS at 9:15 am and return to school at 12:30 pm. Permission forms will … Read more about Movie Trip
The holidays are around the corner and the winter break countdown is on! You still have time to order fall school photos in time for the holidays. Fall photo day orders placed online at edgeimaging.ca by Sunday, December 10thor by phoneat 1-888-416-3343 (EDGE) by Friday, … Read more about Reminder from Edge Imaging
Your children can now access the Virtual Immersion Campus and receive help from online teachers in French, English and Math. Voila
Please note, the trip registration opened Mon. morning through Brights Spark Tours. The first 50 students are registered. Any additional students will be placed on a wait list and once the lists reach 80, those additional students will come off the wait list and fill … Read more about ASPS Excursion Update
As winter approaches, we want to remind all HWDSB families about how we make the decision to cancel school and board operations. This is often a difficult call to make, and is made with the safety and security of our students and staff in mind.
We are excited to offer to our students a number of excursions.Please click on each link below to find out more about each trip.The online registration date is Mon. Dec. 4 at 8am.Each trip offered is on a first come first serve basis. (Ottawa, Montreal, … Read more about ASPS Excursion Info
The cast has been selected. The cast list is posted on the Production Bulletin Board as well as attached. Cast List
At the October 30, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved starting a boundary review to align the secondary school boundaries with the already approved elementary boundaries for the 2018/2019 school year.
A Public Meeting is being held for Ancaster High, Dundas Valley Secondary School and associated elementary schools whose students are in English classes, on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Dundas Valley Secondary School
310 Governor’s Road, Dundas
ASPS Parents/Guardians are invited to our Trip Information Evening to find out about our very exciting excursions this year. We are offering trips to Ottawa, Montreal, Camp Wenonah, Mt. St. Louis and Toronto.Wed. Nov. 296pm-7pmASPS Gymnasium
We want our students to feel safe at school. Help us by encouraging students to speak out and tell an adult when they see bullying happening.CIBC also offers students an anonymous reporting service called TipOff. Students can report bullying, crime, and more without fear of … Read more about TipOff
Please find attached Ancaster High’s Grade 9 Handbook. Ancaster_Grade 9 Handbook 2018-2019
Ancaster Senior is looking for volunteers. Secretary needed for School Council, Wed 6:30-7:30pm Third Wed of each month starting in Jan. Please contact Karen Barasch @ email@example.com if interested. Study Hall Volunteer Supervisor, Wednesdays 11:20am-12pm, starting immediately- Please contact the office (905 648 4439), if … Read more about Help Wanted
We often get questions from families regarding Core French and French Immersion offered by HWDSB schools. Please click on the link below for detailed information about these programs.At this time, grade 8 FI students attend Sherwood High School for grade 9 French Immersion.Sherwood OPEN HOUSE … Read more about Core French and French Immersion at HWDSB
Ancaster Senior is hosting a used book sale on WednesdayNovember 29 in the Drama room. Please bring in any unwanted books you would like to donate to your homeform classroom by Tuesday the 28th. We will be selling the books for $1. This is a … Read more about Used Book Sale Fundraiser
Ancaster Senior is having a Winter Coat and Hat Drive for those in need in the community. Please bring in any gently used adult and children’s winter coats and hats that are not needed any more. Boxes for collections will be in the main foyer. … Read more about Winter Coat and Hat Drive
To mark Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, HWDSB is working to make schools safer with its new bullying resource and continuing support for the board-wide use of the innovative anti-bullying TipOff service.
Please see attached from our Parent Council. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Barasch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wishboard Campaign 2017
Secondary school is around the corner and we’re excited to tell you about some of the great things coming up.
View the Grade 7 & 8 Information Night Flyer to see when your high school is hosting their information night.
Attending is a fantastic way to learn more about the transition to high school.
Community and Continuing Education has moved and is now open at the new HILL PARK LEARNING CENTRE, located at 465 East 16th Street (formerly Hill Park Secondary School).
The open house is taking place on
Wednesday, November 22, 2017,
6 to 8 p.m.
Please consider supporting our fundraiser supporting our ART program by purchasing a holiday plant. We have teamed with Foxwood Greenhouses for this fundraiser. Plants available for purchase are 6″, 8″ and 10″ Poinsettia pots as well as a 10″ Poinsettia Trees. Each size is displayed … Read more about Order Your Poinsettia Today
Sherwood School Council and staff would like to invite everyone in your school community to a special showing of a documentary film called SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Please join us on Tuesday, November 28 at 7 pm. Its FREE, thanks to the … Read more about Upcoming Event Hosted at Sherwood Secondary
Picture Re-Take Day has been changed to Monday, November 13, 2017.
On the morning of Wed. Nov. 8th, ASPS will be conducting a Lockdown Practice Drill.This practice will be completed with the cooperation our School Community Police Officer, PC Drozdz.Lockdown drills are a regular event at all schools in the HWDSB and are done to ensure … Read more about Lockdown Drill – Wed. Nov. 8
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy.
The Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy shows HWDSB’s commitment to protecting its assets and maintaining public trust through a system of internal controls designed to prevent, detect, investigate, and report instances of fraud.
To view the Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy and to provide comments, please visit HWDSB’s website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback.
Picture order forms are due Thurs. Nov. 2 (Pictures from Oct. 12) Photo Retakes – Tues. Nov. 7 – AM
ASPS would like to thank School Council and all families who helped support the bake sale on Oct. 31. It was a huge success. In addition to this fundraiser please see the message below from School Council on their Wish Board Campaign happening this Thursday, … Read more about School Council Wish Board Campaign
Progress reports went home today with each student. Please take the time to review your child’s progress especially in the learning skills area, celebrate his/her strengths and set goals for next steps. Teachers have sent out notices/schedules to parents requesting interview times. Interviews will be … Read more about Progress Reports
The fire alarm went off today while students in one of our classrooms turned on a fog machine while decorating their classroom door for the Halloween Door Decorating Contest. No one was hurt or injured and once the machine was turned off the smoke quickly … Read more about Fire Alarm
The Halloween dance will be on Tuesday October 31 from 12:45 until 2:30. Students will pay $1.00 to be out of uniform, whether it’s a costume or non- uniform attire. We will also be collecting donations ofcanned goods. The class with the most canned goods … Read more about Upcoming Hallowe’en Events
We invite all ASPS Parents/Guardians to our SC meeting,Wed. Oct. 18, 6:30pm-7:30pm
HWDSB will hold a Pathways Information Night to help families and students in grades 7 to 12 learn more about the variety of high school options available and plan their high school years.
Students in grades 9 to 12 can also meet partners who can help them earn Community Involvement Hours.
Wednesday, November 1 at LIUNA Station (360 James St. N.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and you can drop in anytime until 9 p.m.
The first pizza day will be on Tuesday, October 31. Please log in to School Cash Online to order and pay for pizza for your child. The first block will go from October 31, 2017 until January 30, 2018.
ASPS is looking to send 2 Senators to represent our homeschool to the expanded HWDSB Student Senate. Senators should be motivated and interestedin engaging in system-wide leadership. As well, Senators must be committed to attending monthly meetings and will participate at the school and system … Read more about ASPS Grade 7 and 8 Student Senate Reps
ASPS is excited to open our doors for parents/guardians to come and meet the staff. We will be asking our students to introduce their parents to their teachers as they tour their families around the school.In addition to your child’s classrooms…Stop by the gym to … Read more about Meet The Staff- Wed. Oct. 11, 2017
We are thrilled to welcome, Mr. M. Churchman, Homeform 8G, and rotary Math, Science and Phys-ed teacher, and Mrs. E. Radke, Gr 7 & 8 Drama teacher, days 2 & 3 afternoons to ASPS.They both come to us with a wealth of middle school teaching … Read more about Welcome 2 New Teachers to ASPS
We are presently experiencing some technical problems on our announcement page. Please be patient while work to correct the problem over the next few days.
ASPS School Council and the ASPS Staff invite all ASPS parents to an evening with Paul Davis, on Social Media Safety.
Members of School Councils and school administrators across HWDSB are invited to attend the orientation session, School Council Start-up 2017-18.
There are two dates – Oct. 19 and 26 – so please choose the one that fits your schedule.
Due to the extreme weather, the Terry Fox Run has been re-scheduled to Thursday, September 28th. Bring a twoonie for civvies. Any other donation is appreciated. Please have students dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.
To our ASPS Families,Thank you for your support during the 2017-2018 school year start up. Each year, HWDSB reviews the enrolment numbers for each school across the system to determine where classes need to open and close, due to increasing or declining enrolment. We have … Read more about ASPS September Reorganization
Homework Help is an online math resource for Grade 7 to 10 students and teachers. It features a wide range of math tools that teachers can use during the instructional day and free online tutoring for Grade 7-10 students after school and in the evenings with Ontario-certified … Read more about TVO Offers Homework Help
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released the 2016-17 assessment results in the areas of Primary and Junior Reading, Writing and Mathematics, as well as the results of the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
At ASPS, students have the option of bringing a lunch or going out to purchase a lunch at a local eatery. Please keep in mind we encourage students to make healthy lunch selections.Notes must include the following information: your child’s first and last name, and … Read more about Lunch Notes
Students who were at school on Tuesday, September 12th will be bringing home a green sheet with the title of Student Information Sheet. This sheet is a snapshot of what the school has on file regarding your child. Please make any changes needed on the … Read more about Coming home tonight
HWDSB’s French as a Second Language (FASL) Advisory Committee is seeking members to advise Trustees on elementary and secondary French programming as well as Ministry of Education and community learning supports. Applications are due by Monday, September 25, 2017.
At ASPS, we support the use of cell phone devices for educational purposes and will teach students how to use them specifically to support their learning while at school.When not used for educational reasons, devices often distract students from listening and learning in the classroom. … Read more about Cell Phones At ASPS
The role of School Council is to focus on student learning in the best interests of all students by providing a forum for parents and members of the school community to help improve student achievement and school performance. School Councils make recommendations to the school … Read more about School Council Meeting and Election
HWDSB’s new Student Trustees Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael would love to share the following letter and video with our school communities, encouraging everyone to make student voice a priority in the year ahead.
Families are encouraged to register through the Parent’s Portal on the HWDSB Transportation Website to receive updates and alerts from HWDSB Transportation Department.http://www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca/public_v2/index.aspx
Welcome to Ancaster Senior Public School home of the Ancaster Scorpions! The staff is ready and looking forward to welcoming both new and returning students on Tues. Sept. 5.We are also thrilled to welcome 4 new awesome staff members to ASPS:Mrs. D. Williamson, Gr 7 … Read more about Welcome to the “First Day” of School
Each teacher will go over the school supplies needed during the first week of Sept. To start you off here are a few basic suggestions:1.5-2 inch binderlined paper- 2 to 3 packages to startgraph paper- 1 packageduo tangs 3-4rulercalculatorpens (lots) so you have replacements when … Read more about School Supplies
Ancaster Senior Community,I cant believe that my first year at ASPS is coming to a close already. Time flies when you are having fun! When I reflect back on the year, I have to say that I am very proud of the work that we … Read more about Principal’s Year End Message
If you requested additional graduation ceremony tickets, they were handed out to your child today. If a student was absent, the additional tickets will be handed out once they return to school.
Grade 8 students, last chance to purchase your dinner/dance grad ticket. To purchase, email Mrs. Emo, Home and School Association, at email@example.com by Thursday, June 8th.
This Friday, June 9th is a PD Day.
Attention grade 8 students. Please see attached flyers if interested in volunteering in the community this summer. Get a head start on your volunteer hours for high school. AFM Volunteer Poster CANADA DAY Volunteer Poster
Heat Events The City of Hamilton Public Health Department monitors weather forecasts closely and notifies the media and community partners of a heat event. A heat event occurs when the forecast calls for one or more days with a 40 or higher humidex reading. Once … Read more about Heat Events
Parents and Guardians,ASPS is a uniform school.We ask for your help and support to remind your child that they must wear their uniform while at school at all times. Thank you for your continued support.
Hi Parents & Caregivers of Grade 8 Students Due to popular demand we have added one more day of Grad Dinner/Dance ticket sales. We will be at the school on Monday June 5th during the lunch period. As a reminder, tickets are $38 each. We … Read more about Grad Dinner and Dance Update
Community and Continuing Education is pleased to offer a variety of Non-Credit Summer Programs for students in Grades 7 to 10.
Some of the programs have been cancelled, but for those that are still running, the deadline to register has been extended to midnight on Friday, June 9.
Visit the Non-Credit Summer Programs page to see what programs are being offered.
LETS GET ROLLING! Cycling its healthy, green, fast and fun. At ASPS, were joining students and teachers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area to celebrate Bike to School Week 2017. Click here to track your rides.Parent tips for a safe ride – PSKW_Parents_CyclingTips_2015
HWDSB is continually working to make or schools safe and inviting for everyone. To find out how best to do this is to ask students how they feel about safety and their school environment. A positive school survey will be conducted at ASPS in June … Read more about Positive School Climate Survey – June 2017
The graduation ceremony tickets were handed out today to each grade 8 student. Students who were absent today can pick up their tickets in the office.
Grade 8 graduation is fast approaching. We are so looking forward to our student’s celebration this year! Thank you to School Council and Home and School who have partnered with us for this main event!Graduation CeremonyWhen: Thurs. June 22, 2017Time: 4:30pmWhere: Ancaster High School AuditoriumTickets: … Read more about ASPS Grade 8 Graduation
ASPS will be holding 3 fire drills and a bomb threat drill within the next 3 weeks.For the safety of all staff and students, drills are mandatory each spring and fall.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
A Parent Guide to Help Your Teen Succeed In School.This Took Kit is a collection of tips, suggestions, and resources for parents. We hope they may be helpful as children move into the adolescent and teen years. They are the result of a number of … Read more about Parent – Teen Tool Kit
The Ancaster Accommodation Review is nearing its conclusion, with an interim final staff report submitted to Trustees, a delegation night held and the upcoming final proposal by Trustees to the Ministry of Education expected on May 29, 2017.Trustees have made no final decisions.The process began … Read more about Ancaster Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion
Ancaster PAR decision Night May 29 More information at http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/trustees/meetings/
Support Mental Health Awareness by wearing GREEN to school Thursday, May 4.
At HWDSB, we believe all students and staff have the right to learn and work in a safe environment. To do that, it is important that everyone is aware of our Safe Schools policy and procedures to help reduce the risk of harm to students, staff, visitors and facility users in the event of a violent or serious incident.
JML Uniforms will be on site at ASPS on Monday, May 15 in the Commons to showcase the school uniforms, size and take orders from 4pm-7pm.Please see information here. JMLletter2017
Upcoming even hosted by Fessenden Home and School Association. get muddy challenge signs in school 2017 (2)
Attention Band members. The last day to purchase your Canada’s Wonderland pass is today by midnight. Mrs. Knauer need to place the order tomorrow.
The prize list has grown. Please see the updated prize list attached. You can purchase your tickets on School Cash Online until April 30th. Tickets will be available to purchase at the Open House on May 4th. raffle notice to parents 04202017 additional info
We want to make you aware of a book and Netflix series causing concern in the educational community. Netflix has released a new series, 13 Reasons Why, that may harm students who struggle with mental health challenges.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
If your child will be starting Grade 9 in September 2017 and is interested in taking a credit course this summer, our Reach Ahead summer programs are an excellent option.
Date: Tues. April 25, 2017Time: 6-8pmPlace: Dundas Valley Secondary School, Learning Commons310 Governors Road West, DundasPlease note that the flyer has Thursday, it should read Tuesday, April 25.Click here for flyer: Dr D Poster (1)
We invite our Ancaster school community to our School Council meeting, this Wed. April 19 from 6:30-7:30 pm at ASPS in the Commons Room. See you there!
Prom Project Hamilton was created by the HWDSB Foundation to assist students in need with formal wear for their proms, graduations, formals and other special events so they can attend feeling stylish, confident and proud. Prom Project Hamilton does not require proof of financial need, … Read more about Prom Project Hamilton
The next Home and School Meeting has been changed to Thursday, April 20. The location is TBD. Please contact Karen Barasch to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a reminder that the Camp Wenonah Swim Test can be done at any pool in the city during free swim. This test must be completed by May 30th. Mrs. Crowe will also be available at Dalewood Pool on Tuesday April 18th at 8:30pm to … Read more about Camp Wenonah Participants
If your child did not get their graduation photos done or you require retakes, please contact Edge Imaging at 1-888-416-3343 to make arrangements to have the photos done. Their studio is located in Burlington and they have Saturday appointments.
Ancaster Community, On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, staff and students across HWDSB will join millions of people worldwide who wear pink on the International Day of Pink . By wearing pink, staff and students show support for a world without bullying and speak out for those who are voiceless. … Read more about April 12th PINK DAY – Wear PINK to School
New programs like the Canada Child Benefit may mean hundreds of dollars a month in additional income for families in Hamilton. But to receive these benefits, families must file taxes every year Hamilton Tax Help is offering free income tax clinics if your income level is below: Single … Read more about Hamilton Tax Help
Donate $2. to wear BLUE civies on Monday. All proceeds go toward resources to support our special class at ASPS.
Due to increased mumps activity in Hamilton and Ontario, City of Hamilton Public Health reminds parents of children attending school to ensure their child’s vaccine records are up to date.
HWDSB and its Parent Involvement Committee invite all school volunteers to attend an open house celebration of those who give their time and energy so that students succeed.
Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 to 8 p.m. Please register before noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Find complete details in the Profiling Volunteer Excellence 2017 – Invitation.
ASPS is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) school.With parent consent, students may bring their own device to school for learning during instructional time. If students choose to bring their own devices, they are responsible for the care and well-being of the device. The school … Read more about Review of BYOD (bring your own device to school)
Prom Project Hamilton is a two day, two site location event that was created by the HWDSB Foundation to assist students in need with formal wear for their proms, graduations, formals and other special events so they can attend their events feeling stylish, confident and … Read more about HWDSB Prom Project
Block 3 for pizza orders is now open on School Cash Online. The last day to pre-order pizza for this block will be Tuesday, March 28th. No late orders will be accepted. This block will run from April 4t, 2017 to June 20, 2017.
Wishing all our ASPS students a SAFE and FUN week with family and friends. See you back to school on Monday, March 20, 2017.
Dear Families of Ancaster Senior Public: Our school is having an Open House event on May 4th 2017 that will include a fundraiser in the form of a raffle and/or a silent auction. We are reaching out to parents and caregivers for your support through … Read more about Upcoming Parent Council Fundraiser
Parents/Guardians,Term two is well underway. Now that you’ve had a chance to review with your child their report card and have set some goals for next term, families can help their child succeed in school by…-Establishing routines for homework completion – a set time and … Read more about Home Tips for a Successful Term 2
This year is the 25th Annual Community Food Drive! Please bring in donations from February 24th to March 2th. The three classes that bringin the most items will win the AWESOME prizes seen below! A graph will be displayed on the screen outside the office … Read more about ASPS Food Drive
Students:If you haven’t already returned your high school option sheet and payment to your home form teacher, please do so by tomorrow, Wed. Feb. 22/17. Input into the system will be completed this week. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get your selections in.
Your child will be bringing home their report card on Feb. 17. Please take the time to celebrate their achievements. Also, please review their strengths and weaknesses together and help them set goals for term 2.Please return the bottom portion of page 4 along with … Read more about Term 1 Reports Home Feb. 17, 2017
Valentine’s Bake SaleWe are having another fundraiser bake sale on February 14th and we are counting on your support again.Time: The bake sale will run from 11:00am1:30pm (during lunch hour and some of the dance)How can Parents and Caregivers help?#1 Donations: We will be selling … Read more about Valentine’s Day Bake Sale 11:30-1:30
The news of the deadly attack on a mosque in Ste-Foy, Quebec is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened and disturbed. As a country, we mourn the tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable terrorist attack that targeted Muslims, our fellow Canadians, in a peaceful place of worship.
Ancaster High guidance staff met with Grade 8 students on Tuesday this week and shared information about course selection for grade 9.Families may view the slide presentation by going to the Ancaster High School website: http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/ancasterhigh/student-services/course-information/grade9/ .Ancaster High School registration and option sheets will go home … Read more about Ancaster High Registration and Option Sheet- Going home Feb. 8/17
February’s School Council will be held on Mon. Feb. 13/17 in the Commons Room at ASPS.School Council- 6:30pm-7:30pmAll parents/guardians are welcome to attend. See you there.
We invite all grade 7 and 8 ASPS French Immersion parents to attend Sherwood High School Option Sheet Night. Staff at Sherwood will answer any questions families have regarding programming and transportation.Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 6-7pmSherwood High School25 High Street, Hamilton, Ontario905 383-3377Contact person- Mrs. … Read more about Sherwood School French Immersion Option Sheet Night Thurs. Jan. 19/17 6-7pm
Pizza day has been changed to this Thursday,Jan. 19th, since we were not at school on Tuesday.