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Route 6159 – 45 minutes late

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Route 6159 will be 45 minutes late. Please adjust your pick up times accordingly. If you would like to pick up your student, please call the school at 905-679-4145. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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Attention Grades 7 & 8 Parents

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


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.


Friday, October 06, 2017

Kindergarten and new to HWDSB parents, please register for schoolcash on the link on the left side of this webpage. To streamline the process, HWDSB has discontinued using PIN numbers. Please register your child as soon as possible in order to pay for things happening … Read more about Schoolcash

Grades 7 & 8 Afterschool Homework Help & Literacy & Math Clubs

Friday, October 06, 2017

Lunch Box Orders

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A reminder that our first hot lunch day of the year will be held on Friday October 13th. To order visit orders are due by Sunday at noon for the upcoming Friday.If you need assistance please contact Lunch Box Orders at 1-877-426-6860

Attention Grade 8 Parents

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Ancaster High’sGrade 8 Parents’ Night is November 22 from 6:00 to 8:00The AHSGrade 9 Option Sheet Night is January 17 from 6:00 to 7:30

Photo Days

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Photo days are Friday October 27th and retakes are Monday November 27th. Grade 8 graduation photo day is February 23rd 2018.

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.

Orange Shirt Day

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Every year on September 30th, we wear orange! This year, HWDSB will be observing this day on Friday, September 29th.Orange shirt day has been declared an annual day tohonour the lives and survivors ofCanadasIndian Residential Schools.The Indian Residential School system was put in place by … Read more about Orange Shirt Day

Thursday September 28th – Meet the Staff

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The school year has been off to a great start! We invite you to come and meet the staff at Mount Hope, see your child’s classroom and connect with friends. Doors will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m.There will be 3 food trucks with … Read more about Thursday September 28th – Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff Night – Thursday September 28th

Thursday, September 21, 2017

The school year has been off to a great start! We invite you to come and meet the staff at Mount Hope, see your child’s classroom and connect with friends. Doors will be open from 5:30 to 7 p.m.There will be 3 food trucks with … Read more about Meet the Staff Night – Thursday September 28th

School Council Elections

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mount Hope’s School Council elections were held last night. We had a fantastic turnout, and our Council consists of 17 voting members. Thank you for everyone’s dedication andI look forward to working alongside Council this year to make Mount Hope School a great place to … Read more about School Council Elections

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).

Construction Update

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September 13, 2017Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,As another school year begins, I wanted to provide you with an update on the renovations. Over the last three years, we have had many renovations take place within our school. Im happy to share that the only items … Read more about Construction Update

Emergency Procedures

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Attention: Mount Hope families — As part of the HWDSB Safe Schools Policy, every year schools are required to conduct a series of Emergency procedures with students and staff to ensure they are prepared in the event of an emergency. — Below are the dates … Read more about Emergency Procedures

School Council Meeting September 19, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017

The first School (Parent) Council meeting will be held on Tuesday September 19, 2017. @ 6:30pm. If you are interested in an elected position, forms went home with students this week, please have them returned by Friday September 15, 2017.If you are unsure what School … Read more about School Council Meeting September 19, 2017

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.

Route 6076

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Route 6076 is running 30 minutes late, please adjust your pickup time accordingly.

Welcome Back

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Welcome back! — We hope everyone had a fantastic summer and are ready to come back to school. On the first day of school Gr. 1-8students will gather on the blacktop when they arrive at school. Teachers will be outside at 8:15am with signs.Students are … Read more about Welcome Back

Attention: Junior and Senior Kindergarten Parents

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

JK and new to SK in school visit is on Tuesday September 5th. Please refer to your postcard that was mailed to your house in June. If you have misplaced or have not received your postcard please contact the school office at 905-679-4145.Returning SKs start … Read more about Attention: Junior and Senior Kindergarten Parents

Reflecting on 2016/2017 and Looking Forward to 2017/2018

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Dear Mount Hope families — It is time to reflect upon the manysuccesses of the year – academics, athletics, arts and positive attitudes. There have been so many great moments this year, and we look forward to even more next year. We are sad to … Read more about Reflecting on 2016/2017 and Looking Forward to 2017/2018

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

Reach Ahead Courses for Students Entering Grade 9

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Letter to the Community

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

As we near the end of construction, I would like to thank you for your patience during our recent school renovations.

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.

Renovation Update

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thank you for your ongoing patience as the renovations at Mount Hope continue.

Congrats to staff winners of Profiling Excellence Awards!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

HWDSB is fortunate to have so many HWDSB staff members who support extra-curricular activities that enhance our students’ educational experience.

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.