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Holiday Concert

Friday, December 15, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please be reminded of our Holiday Concert taking place on Thursday, December 21st. The Parent/Guardian Performance will commence shortly after our morning entry time of 8:15 a.m. We hope that you can make it. Please see the following list of classes/students that are performing: 1) … Read more about Holiday Concert

“Cool Little Kids”

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Parents and Guardians,Are you the primary caregiver of a Student in JK-Grade 2?Is your child described as Shy, Withdrawn or Worried?If so, please see the attached flyer for more information about the Parent Night for the “Cool Little Kids” Program. “Cool Little Kids” is a … Read more about “Cool Little Kids”

December Newsletter Posted

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Please visit the Newsletters tab to view the December Newsletter which includes all of the exciting things that are happening throughout the month of December.Thanks,Ms. Corbin-Harper and Mr. Pellizzari

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.

Public Health Services Information

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please see the attached brochure regarding services that are available through Public Health. PHS Brochure_2017 Thanks,Mr. Pellizzari and Ms. Corbin Harper

Secondary School Information Nights

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Parents/Guardians of Grade 7 & 8 Students,Please be reminded of the upcoming Sherwood Secondary School Parent Information Night for students who are currently in Gr. 7 & 8 coming up on Thursday, November 23rd between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. Please see the flyer below for … Read more about Secondary School Information Nights

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.

School Lockdown Drill

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Parents/Guardians,Please note that we are planning on having a Lockdown drill at Highview School on Friday, November 24th, at 9:00 a.m. with our Community Officer present.In the near future, we will also be having both “Shelter in Place” and “Hold and Secure” Drills. Please see … Read more about School Lockdown Drill

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. 

Sherwood High School Night for Grade 7 & 8 Students/Families

Friday, November 10, 2017

Parents/Guardians,If you have a child in grade 7 or 8, please mark November 23rd 6-8 p.m. on your calendars as a night to visit Sherwood High School. Please see below for an invitation from Sherwood….“Thursday, November 23,6-8 pmwe welcome allGrade 7/8 families and studentsto come … Read more about Sherwood High School Night for Grade 7 & 8 Students/Families

Sherwood High School Presents “Screenagers”

Friday, November 10, 2017

Please see below for a message regarding an upcoming film presentation taking place at Sherwood High School.Thanks,Mr. Pellizzari & Ms. Corbin-Harper Hello all Sherwood Associate School communities, Sherwood School Council and staff would like to invite everyone in your school community to a special showing … Read more about Sherwood High School Presents “Screenagers”

November Newsletter

Monday, November 06, 2017

Please visit the “Newsletter” tab of our website to see the November Newsletter.Thanks,Ms. Corbin-HarperMr. Pellizzari

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. 

Grade 7 Immunizations-November 9th

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Attention Parents and Guardians of Grade 7 Students,Please be reminded that on the morning of Thursday, November 9th, grade 7 students who have returned the appropriate forms will be receiving their first round of immunizations. These immunizations include the first dose of the Hepatitis B … Read more about Grade 7 Immunizations-November 9th

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. 

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.

Huskies News

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Highview Huskies News Sept. 29 is now in Newsletters. Check it out.

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

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.

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).

School Bus Driver Shortage may affect Local Routes – UPDATED LIST OF SCHOOLS

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth Student Transportation Services (HWSTS) has advised Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) that a bus driver shortage may impact local school bus routes. As of Monday, October 3, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 18 routes.

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.

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.

Letter to Families re: Principal Placement

Friday, August 25, 2017

Please see the letter below regarding principal placement at Highview this fall.

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.

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.

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

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.

Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Wednesday, March 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.