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Bus Delay

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Rpute 6114 (Orange Bus) will be delayed approximately 20 minutes this afternoon due to driver shortage. Further updates can be found at www.hamiltonschoolbus.ca


How HWDSB Handles Inclement Weather

Friday, December 01, 2017

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.


Free Access to the Virtual Immersion Campus for Your Child

Monday, November 27, 2017

Free Access to the Virtual Immersion Campus for Your Child Demo Video


Winter Market this Saturday!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Learn more about Winter Market this Saturday!

Parent Flyer re: Safe Arrival Attendance System, Email Required

Monday, November 20, 2017

As we informed families earlier this year, our school is among the five HWDSB pilot schools moving to the Safe Arrival attendance notification system this year. You will receive several updates about the system before it goes live on January 15, 2018.

Please see the flyer below, with important information and a request for an email address from each family to ensure a smooth transition.


HWDSB Marks Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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.


French Immersion Applications Ends Soon

Friday, November 17, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) French Immersion registration ends on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for parents looking to enrol their child in Grade 1.

HWDSB has introduced a new system-wide application process for entry into French Immersion, which starts in Grade 1. The application is available to all students within Hamilton and offers a guaranteed placement in the program, but not necessarily at their French Immersion in-catchment school.


Grade 7 & 8 Information Nights Begin Next Week

Tuesday, November 14, 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 Open House November 22

Monday, November 13, 2017

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. 


November Newsletter

Monday, November 06, 2017

November 2017 Newsletter


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its Draft Fraud Prevention and Management Policy

Monday, November 06, 2017

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. 


Student Spectators

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We are proud that many of our students, especially those in the upper grades want to stay to observe and support our Gator athletes when practices or games take place after school, however some family pre-planning is required. Students have been reminded that they are … Read more about Student Spectators


Pathways Information Open House

Thursday, October 12, 2017

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. 


Halloween Walk for Billy Green

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Halloween Walk for Billy Green School


Changes to Kindergarten Communication of Learning

Friday, October 06, 2017

At HWDSB, we know that parent engagement fosters student success. We want to be as clear as possible about changes to how schools report on learning in Kindergarten.

In the past at HWDSB, family members could attend “observation visits” in Kindergarten. For the 2017-18 school year, we will be using the new, written Kindergarten report provided by the Ministry of Education.


Senior Kindergarten Families are invited to learn more about French Immersion

Monday, October 02, 2017

Because every student is unique in their learning, HWDSB staff strive to provide programs that help all students reach their full potential. French Immersion is one such program.
The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.
Visit one of our Information Sessions to learn more


October Newsletter

Friday, September 29, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Childhood Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Students, staff and community members are encouraged to help Billy Green School support childhood cancer research by purchasing a ribbon for $2. Additional donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds will be donated to McMaster Children’s Hospital.


School Council Members invited to School Council Start-up 2017-18

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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.


Community consultation for video surveillance

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HWDSB is working on a school video surveillance renewal plan. As part of this process we are asking for your input. Please tell us what you think before the end of October, 2017.


HWDSB Shows Improvement Towards Achievement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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).


Help Shape French Instruction at HWDSB

Friday, September 08, 2017

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.


School Council Nominations Due Tuesday Sept. 12

Friday, September 08, 2017

School Council Nomination Form 17-18


Caring Dads

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Caring Dads Poster Sept 19 2017 A program to help fathers improve their relationships with their children.


Welcome from HWDSB’s Student Trustees

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

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.


HWDSB Introducing a New Method to Report Children’s Absences in September

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coming this September, HWDSB is adding a new system that will make it easier for you to report – and respond to – school absences of your student. 


Kiwanis Salt of the Earth Awards

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Congratulations to Hannah B. And Aryan T. who are Billy Green’s Grade 8 recipients of the Kiwanis Salt of the Earth Award recognizing perseverance, dedication, positive attitude, and commitment to school and community!


June Newsletter

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

June 2017 Newsletter


Changes to Non-Credit Summer Programs for Students in Grades 7 to 10

Monday, May 29, 2017

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.


HWDSB 2017-18 Elementary School Year Calendar Approved

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.


Canada 150 Drone Photo Shoot Postponed

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow the Canada 150 drone photo shoot that was scheduled for tomorrow (May 4) has been postponed. It has been rescheduled to next Friday May 12. Our wear red day will be that day as well.


Spring Plant Fundraiser

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Spring Plant Fundraiser is up and running. Please support our school by purchasing your spring bedding plants for your garden. As we did last year, you will pre-order and pay for your plants from us, then you will receive a voucher. You then claim … Read more about Spring Plant Fundraiser


Bomb Threat Awareness

Friday, April 28, 2017

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.


13 Reasons Why – Suggestions for Families

Monday, April 24, 2017

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.


April-May Newsletter

Friday, April 21, 2017

April-May 2017 Newsletter


Helmet safety tips for the Spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates


Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.


Hamilton Tax Help

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

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


Prevent mumps: ensure your vaccines are up to date

Friday, March 31, 2017

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 PIC are celebrating school volunteers

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.


Grade 8 Graduation Dance Planning Meeting

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday March 23 6:30-7:30 in the LibraryAny grade 8 parents/guardians arewelcome to participate. Goals are to determine volunteer supervision, # of parent volunteers needed, snacks and refreshments, cost, decorations, details etc.


Math Information and Learning Night for Parents

Friday, March 10, 2017

What? Math information and learning night for parents and guardiansWhen? Thursday April 6, 2017 from 6:00pm – 7:15pmWhere? Billy Green school library Why? To develop an understanding of how students learn mathPlease respond using theusing the following link: http://bit.ly/BillyGreenParentNight You are invited to choose 2 of … Read more about Math Information and Learning Night for Parents


March Newsletter

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter


Director’s Letter to Families and Tip Sheet re: Quebec City

Monday, January 30, 2017

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.


January-February Newsletter

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

January-February 2017 Newsletter


Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Monday, January 23, 2017

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.


Student Spectators at After School Games

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

We are proud of the fact than many of our students, especially those in the upper grades want to stay to observe and support our Gator athletes when games take place after school, however some family pre-planning is required. Students have been reminded that they … Read more about Student Spectators at After School Games


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