Students and staff enjoyed a wonderful hot lunch of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and gravy this week. With the generous support of the Hamilton Spectator, and the culinary skills of the students from St. Charles Continuing Education Centre, the entire Hess St. School community … Read more about Holiday Lunch at Hess
We were thrilled to see so many families come to participate in our family numeracy night! We had hoped to share a variety of ways for families to integrate mathematics into their everyday lives. Families came and enjoyed estimation games, logic puzzles, card games, coding … Read more about Family Numeracy Night
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date:Thurs Nov 23rd, 2017Time:7 – 8:30 pmLocation: Ryerson Middle School gym – 222 Robinson Street.If interested – pls remember to register: https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-ryerson-school-council-5858 Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with … Read more about Screenagers, Presented by Ryerson School Council, Hamilton, ON
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.
As part of the Potential School Community Hub consultation, Hess Street students considered elements that they felt would be important in a new school. Then, based on their ideas, they created various representations to share. You can see from their creations that the students want … Read more about Potential School Community Hub Consultation
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.
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.
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
On Thursday September 21st, Hess Street Schools annual Terry Fox Run took place at Central Park. Students ran or walked laps around the park to raise money for cancer research. The weather was beautiful and students completed up to 30 laps during the run. Mrs. … Read more about Annual Terry Fox Run
Here’s your chance to have your say about the potential programs and services at the proposed community hub on the Sir John A. Macdonald site.
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.
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).
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.
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 Trustees transformed a final decision on downtown schools into a bold push for a community hub anchored by a new elementary school on the soon-to-be-vacant Sir John A. Macdonald school site.
The Board of Trustees met Monday, June 5 to conclude the West Hamilton Accommodation Review looking at Bennetto, Cathy Wever, Central, Dr. Davey, Earl Kitchener, Hess Street, Queen Victoria, Ryerson and Strathcona elementary schools.
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.
The community “Hesstown” that Mrs. Moase’s Grade 1s built for the “Local Community” unit in Social Studies.
Pictures from our Spring Open House and cafe. We hope everyone enjoyed seeing all the learning by our students, the cafe, and our mindful art activity. Thank you for being involved andmaking our community great!
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
The West Hamilton City Accommodation Review is nearing its conclusion, with a final interim staff report submitted to Trustees, a delegation night held and the upcoming final proposal by Trustees to the Ministry of Education expected on June 5, 2017.Trustees have made no final decisions.The … Read more about West Hamilton City Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion
Hess St. students joined hundreds of other students and community members at the 42nd annual Hamilton Community Prayer Breakfast
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.
On April 13th, Hess Street School held its annual talent show at SJAM. Students entertained their peers and teachers with singing, dancing and acting. After 19 years, it is still one of the highlights of the school year.Thanks to SJAM for always accommodating us…that big … Read more about Annual Talent Show
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.
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
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.
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
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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.
In the photo, from left to rightEstella Jones, Principal, Mrs. Fleming, Teacher, Police Chief EricGirt, Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Dan Milovanovic, (a former Hess Street student), Courtney Stephen, ( #22 for the Ti-Cats), School Trustee Christine Bingham, Mike Daly, (#35 for the Ti-Cats), and Councillor … Read more about Family Literacy Day
Families can help school boards create great schools for the future.
At HWDSB, we want better programs, buildings and partnerships.
We know you have questions about the West Hamilton City Accommodation Review.
Join us to ask questions and learn more at a Hess Street school community meeting.