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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).

Final Call for Partners in HWDSB’s Bold Renewal of Downtown School into a Community Hub

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

With a submission to the Ministry of Education for a new elementary school at the Sir John A. Macdonald site on September 8, 2017 and a December deadline for planning a community Hub, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is looking for more service or program … Read more about Final Call for Partners in HWDSB’s Bold Renewal of Downtown School into a Community Hub

Ontario Building New Schools and Additions Across Province

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Ontario is investing in new and renovated schools across the province to provide students with the best possible learning environments, and improve access to high-quality, licensed child care for families.

Trustees Chart Bold Future with Revitalized Downtown Development

Monday, June 05, 2017

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.

Waterdown’s Jobina D’Aloisio earns 2017 Wismer Award

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Thursday, June 01, 2017

Jobina D’Aloisio was named this year’s Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) recipient of the Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence at Carlisle Golf & Country Club on Tuesday, May 30.

Introducing Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) to middle school students – CODEfest 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Industry-Education Council (IEC) of Hamilton has partnered with the Hamilton Public Library, the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to host our inaugural CODEfest 2017. This exclusive event is being held for Hamilton Code Clubs members, in Grades 4-8, at the Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, circuit 4.0.

Ancaster High Hosts 18th Annual Dared-to-Tri Race

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ancaster High School is hosting the 18th annual Dared-to-Tri duathlon at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26.

Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael sworn in as new HWDSB Student Trustees

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Westdale students Ruby Hye and Morghen Jael were sworn in as Student Trustees for the 2017-18 school year at a Board meeting on Monday, May 15.

HWDSB 2017-18 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 and secondary school year calendars.

HWDSB High School Graduation Rate Continues to Rise

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Monday, May 08, 2017
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HWDSB Focusing Partnerships on Student Achievement and Well-being

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is ensuring that all partnerships provide opportunities and supports for student achievement and well-being.

HWDSB Revitalization Plans on Target

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s (HWDSB) ambitious plan to renew its school facilities is on target.

School renewal is one of five new priorities Trustees adopted during HWDSB Reimagine – the new Strategic Directions. These informed an HWDSB Annual Plan, with more detailed goals, targets and strategies for each priority.

HWDSB Board Staff Reassess Future of Hess School

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Community feedback was at the forefront when Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) staff presented the final staff reports for the Ancaster and West Hamilton City accommodation reviews, with new schools at Hess Street, C H Bray and Rousseau.

HWDSB Making Strides Toward Achievement Targets

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is closing in on some of its ambitious targets set in the wake of its new strategic directions.

After Trustees conducted the HWDSB Reimagined initiative, staff drew on five new priorities to develop goals, set targets and start implementing the strategies found in the new HWDSB Annual Plan.

This week’s Student Learning and Achievement report at Program Committee updated Trustees and the public on progress toward the targets set for this priority.

HWDSB Students at Vimy for 100th anniversary

Monday, April 03, 2017

Dozens of HWDSB students are about to visit Europe for an experience they will likely remember forever – the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

HWDSB Invites Families to Fresh Air Kids Event

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is co-presenting a free, engaging and interactive event for families, students and the public to learn more about the link between air quality and childrens health and what we can all do to reduce air pollution.The Fresh Air Kids celebration … Read more about HWDSB Invites Families to Fresh Air Kids Event

HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its 2017-2018 Budget Priorities

Monday, January 30, 2017

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking to hear from the community about how it should align its budget priorities for next year.Were inviting student, parent and community input as we shape the priorities in next years budget, said HWDSB Board Chair Todd White. This is … Read more about HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its 2017-2018 Budget Priorities