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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.


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.


Pizza Days and Milk

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Our milk program will begin on October 2nd. Order forms for the month of October have been sent home with students in JK – grade 5. All students in JK – grade 5 can also pay on School Cash On-line. Students in grades 6 – … Read more about Pizza Days and Milk


Family Movie Night

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS Our first Family Movie Night of the year will be Friday, October 13th. We will be showing CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS at 6:00 pm in the small gym. Admission to the movie is free. Popcorn, cookies and juice will be sold. Students must be accompanied by an … Read more about Family Movie Night


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 Delays – 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 Tuesday, September 19, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 21 routes.


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.


Important Envelopes Sent Home

Friday, September 15, 2017

All students received an individualized envelope this week. Be sure to review the information and return all completed forms to your child’s teacher as soon as possible.Thank you for your continued support.


Anxiety Groups for Families and Teens

Monday, September 11, 2017

MCH Community Education Service September-December 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.


The Lunch Lady is Back

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Our first Lunch Lady Lunch will be Wednesday September 13th. Lunches will be offered every Wednesday. Attached are links to the Lunch Calendar for the year, as well as a special menu for September 13th and 20th and a fall menu. Orders must be placed … Read more about The Lunch Lady is Back


September Welcome Back Newsletter

Friday, September 01, 2017

2017 Sept NEWSLETTER


2017-2018 Bell Times

Friday, September 01, 2017

The school day starts at 8:50 am and ends at 3:10 pm. Please see attached for a breakdown of our day. BELL TIMES


School Cash OnLine

Friday, September 01, 2017

For safety and efficiency reasons, HWDSB would like to reduce the amount of cash and checks received by our schools. Please join the thousands of parents who have already registered and are enjoying the convenience of paying online. It takes less than five minutes to … Read more about School Cash OnLine


Grade 8 Parents

Friday, September 01, 2017

Grade 8 My Path My Way Your child is in their last year of elementary school so now what? There are numerous activities related to high school, graduation and year end trips that occur. This information session will provide you with the details you will need to help you make the … Read more about Grade 8 Parents


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.


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


Remember to report your child’s vaccines to Public Health

Saturday, April 01, 2017

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


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.


Rick Mercer visits R.A. Riddell Elementary

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rick Mercer was in Hamilton on Wednesday (March 22) to visit R.A. Riddell elementary school, whose students raised more than $16,355 for the Spread the Net Student Challenge to help end preventable malaria deaths in Africa.


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.


Snow Clearing at HWDSB Schools

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Snow Clearing at HWDSB Schools is a responsibility shared by Board Staff, Contractors and The City of Hamilton. Please read the attached flyer for more information.


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.


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