Cathy Wever Elementary School opened in September 2006. Our school is named after the late Officer Cathy Wever. Cathy Wever worked tirelessly with community members to offer youth of this neighbourhood, free after-school programs. She was the driving force behind the community partnerships and strong after-school programs enjoyed by hundreds of students today. After a brief battle with cancer Cathy Wever passed away in January 2001. The community wished to recognize her efforts by naming the new school after her. Cathy Wever Elementary School students are committed to representing our name sake well.
Cathy Wever Elementary School provides students with a balanced approach to the Ontario curriculum. With consideration to the whole child, student achievement is enhanced through careful attention to a healthy, active lifestyle. All students take part in vigorous daily physical activity in our Fitness Centre or gymnasium. We also provide every student with a healthy nutritious snack each morning which includes selections from three different food groups. We believe that student achievement will improve if we engage our students in a healthy, active life-style.
Cathy Wever Elementary School together with the Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre now form the Wever Community Hub. Our Hub provides our students with before and after school care through our Umbrella Family Daycare and a variety of after-school homework clubs, as well as education for parents around nutritious food preparation and parenting under the leadership of our public health nurse. The availability of the Community Healthy Bus each week and the Free professional Head Lice advice and treatment clinic offered weekly in the school are other ways in which we are assisting our families with embracing a healthy lifestyle.
Remedial instruction after school in literacy and numeracy and the offering of a variety of free after-school recreational activities in co-operation with the Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre are an integral part of the Cathy Wever School experience. We currently provide after-school activities to 150 students each day through the Wever Hub.
At Cathy Wever Elementary School we believe that in co-operation with our community partners we can improve student achievement through the promotion of a healthy, active lifestyle for our students and their families. Very generous funding to provide these special programs comes from the United Way, the Rotary Club of Hamilton, RBC, the Hamilton Community Foundation and the Hamilton Golf and Country Club.