Principal’s Message

Welcome to Cathy Wever Elementary School Home of the Wever Wildcats!

Cathy Wever School is proud to be a Living School as designated by the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association. Through our state of the art fitness facility, our amazing gymnasium and our daily healthy snack program, students who attend Cathy Wever School are part of a healthy, active learning environment. Research tells us that students who excercise regularly and eat nutritiously perform better academically.

At Cathy Wever School we embrace the whole child and their family. We know that students achieve more when they feel connected to their school and their school community. Free after-school recreational and academic programs are available at Cathy Wever to support our students and their families in promoting a love of learning and a commitment to the community in which they live. Strong community partnerships are established to service the needs of our families through the Umbrella Family Daycare Centre right within our school, the Pinky Lewis Recreation centre next door, the Public Health Department, the Rotary Club of Hamilton and the YWCA to name a few.

Many volunteer opportunities are available at the school for parents to become involved in the school community. Volunteers prepare our students’ healthy nutritious snack each morning between 8:30-10:00 a.m. Our parent volunteers also offer a daily milk program for students wishing to buy milk for their lunch each day. All-Star Reading volunteers support our students in their literacy skills through regular reading with our primary and junior students. Some of our classrooms have volunteers that support students within the classroom setting. We are always open to new ideas to supporting our students in their academic achievement, parents are welcome to share any new ideas with their classroom teacher.


Paul Denomme

Cathy Wever Elementary


Please Provide Feedback on the Draft 2016/17 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September … Read more about Please Provide Feedback on the Draft 2016/17 School Year Calendar

Wear Yellow Days

Monday, January 25, 2016

On Wear Yellow Day students, parents, and staff are encouraged to wear yellow clothing and use active transportation (walking, cycling, rolling, bus) to and from school. Let’s show the world that Hamilton cares about the environment and our health!

International Baccalaureate Information Night is January 28

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Parents and guardians who wish their child to receive enriched high school programming are invited to an information night about the International Baccalaureate diploma.

HWDSB adds PA Day in April

Monday, January 18, 2016

Following recent provincialsettlementswith teachers’ federations, all school boards in Ontario are required to change their current school year calendars to show one additional PA Day.HWDSB has scheduled this additional PA Day for elementary and secondary school students on Friday, April 15, 2016.Please visit either the … Read more about HWDSB adds PA Day in April

French Immersion Information Sessions Begin in February

Monday, January 18, 2016

Families across Hamilton are being invited to learn more about French Immersion as an option for their child entering Grade 1.

French Immersion is a proven way of acquiring excellent French language skills. At HWDSB, French Immersion is specifically designed for parents who do not speak French, but want their children to speak both official languages. The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.

HWDSB Trustees Seek Feedback on New Board Vision

Friday, January 08, 2016

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustees heard frank and challenging feedback from the community about how the Board can find a new direction – and now they want Hamilton to weigh in on the result.

Canada Helmet Initiative – Helmet Campaign

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Helmets prevent brain injuries. Protect your brain! The Canada Helmet Initiative and participating schools will be selling quality winter and summer sport helmets in January 2016. Anyone in your family can purchase helmets. Helmet orders are due by February 5, 2016. Helmets will be delivered … Read more about Canada Helmet Initiative – Helmet Campaign

HWDSB and HWETL reach tentative local agreement

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and the Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local (HWETL) have reached a tentative local agreement after 10 days of bargaining.

Attending Westmount Secondary School

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The transition to secondary school is an exciting time in your child’s life. In high school, students explore their interests and plan their future. At Westmount, students get a chance to experience a unique and innovative program.

Labour Update for Families (Nov. 30, 2015)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is pleased to have learned that a tentative agreement was reached Friday with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.

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