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Student Timetables for 2017-2018

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Timetables for the 2017-2018 school year can be picked up in the Main Office from Monday, August 28th to Friday, September 1st between 8:30 am and 1:00 pm daily.


Grads – Final Transcripts

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Final transcripts for graduating students will be available for pick up with your report cards July 10 – 14 in the Main Office from 8 am – 1 pm.


Final Report Cards

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Final report cards will be available for pick up in the Main Office July 10 – 14 from 8 am – 1 pm. Literacy test results for Gr. 10s will also be available.


Gr. 9 iPad Collection

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hey Gr. 9 Students:HWDSB iPads collection will begin on Wednesday, June 14th. All students must back up the HWDSB iPad in preparation for collection. Please ensure you bring the iPad, all pieces of the case, charging cube and cord for submission. All devices will be … Read more about Gr. 9 iPad Collection


Heat Events

Sunday, June 04, 2017

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 HWDSB has … Read more about Heat Events


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.


Exam Schedule – June 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Grade 12 course Exams are scheduled to begin at DVSS on Friday June 16th at 12:00 noon and will run daily in the afternoons until Wednesday June 21st. Grade 12 Course Exams will follow a reverse order :Period 4, period 3, period 2, period 1. … Read more about Exam Schedule – June 2017


Positive School Climate Survey

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your student will be invited to participate in an online survey to seek their feedback and voice to ensure HWDSB continues to support learning in safe and inclusive environments. Please find attached a letter outlining the purpose. Positive School Climate Letter to Parents May 2017


Graduation Tickets – Important Information

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Calling All Grads!Please see the important attached letter for information about tickets for the graduation ceremony. Can’t wait to see all of you earn your diplomas! Graduation Letter June 2017


HWDSB 2017-18 Secondary 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 secondary school year calendar. IMPORTANT DATES: First Day of Instruction Semester 1 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Winter Holiday Break December 25, 2017, to January 5, 2018, inclusive Last Day of … Read more about HWDSB 2017-18 Secondary School Year Calendar Approved


Dundas Valley STAT team providing technical support

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Dundas Valley Secondary School is nurturing its very own Apple genius.


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.


WATERPOLO: Waterdown makes history with championship victory over Westdale

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Waterdown Warriors edged the Westdale Warriors 3-2 to claim the school’s first ever senior girls water polo championship.


Volunteer Fair

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Looking for opportunities to volunteer and give back to our community? Check out a volunteer fair on April 25th and meet with a range of community members to find a way of giving back….and earning community involvement hours needed to earn your diploma. ML My Time to Give Student Flyer 2017


Calling All Parents – Raising Resilient Young People – April 25th 6 – 8 pm

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Please join our School Council for an evening with Dr. Deanna Behnke-Cook as she shares strategies about building resiliency for our students.. Admission is FREE and all information is found in the poster. All parents/guardians are welcome! Hope to see you there! Dr D Poster


Focus on Youth – Summer Job Opportunities

Sunday, April 09, 2017

FOY-Poster-2017 Lookingfor something to do this summer maybe even your first job? Apply for a position with HWDSBs Focus on Youth program and you could be working with a day camp or as a caretaker! Visit HWDSBs website at www.hwdsb.on.ca/focusonyouth and submit your resume and application … Read more about Focus on Youth – Summer Job Opportunities


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.


Basketball season concludes with boys all-star game

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The 2016-17 basketball season came to a conclusion on Wednesday night as the Hamilton public school board showcased the top 48 junior and senior boys basketball players at its annual HWDSB All-Star game hosted by Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School.


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.


Parent-Teacher Interviews – March 30th 6 pm – 8 pm

Friday, March 10, 2017

The online booking system will be open to book appointments from March 20 – 29. See the attached document for instructions to book your appointments.Parent-Teacher Interviews are on March 30th from 6 pm – 8 pm. Hope to see you there! DVSS parentInterview Parent Communication Spring 2017


Bomb Threat Awareness

Monday, March 06, 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.


Volleyball: Waterdown, Dundas Valley outlast opponents to claim girls volleyball titles

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Waterdown Warriors and Dundas Valley Gryphons walked away as city champions on Wednesday claiming the senior and junior titles respectively at the 2016-17 Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board girls championship hosted at Waterdown District High School.


Graduation Portrait Retakes

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hey Gryphon Grads – did you miss you graduation portrait booking or need your pictures retaken? Edge Imaging Studio in Burlington will be open over March Break. Don’t hesitate to book your appointment now.Date: March 13 – 17, 2017Location:Edge Imaging Studio940 Gateway DriveBurlington, OntarioL7L 5K7Graduates … Read more about Graduation Portrait Retakes


Fire Alarm

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

At approximately 12:15 p.m. staff detected smoke in the boys washroom in the circle. As a precaution, the fire alarm was pulled and students evacuated to Sir William Osler elementary. Hamilton Fire Department responded. The hazardous materials team investigated and determined the building was safe … Read more about Fire Alarm


2017-2018 Student Trustee Elections

Monday, February 20, 2017

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Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 12th – 18th

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Random Acts of Kindness Week was formally recognized in 1995. This annual seven-day celebration is an opportunity to unite through kindness, and demonstrates that kindness is contagious.Lets Turn the World Kind at HWDSB!It all starts with one act one smile, one coffee for a stranger, … Read more about Random Acts of Kindness Week – February 12th – 18th


Reminder to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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


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.


Earn Certificates in Skills Employers Want

Monday, January 16, 2017

A great opportunity for students to earn certificates in skills employers value and want. Employment Hamilton is offering free workshops. Check out the flyer for more information! Employment Hamilton Certificates for Youth 2017


Parents as Partners Invitation

Monday, January 16, 2017

All parents are welcome to participate in an evening event to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Please see the attached flyer for more information. ParentsasPartners-Feb15-2017


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