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Student Council Toy Drive

Monday, December 04, 2017

Our Student Leaders have organized a Toy Drive to give back to those less fortunate. Donations will be accepted until the 14th. Thank you for your generosity!


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.


Music Rental Info Night CANCELLED

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Due to illness of the representative from St. John’s Music, the music rental information night for grades 6-8 has been cancelled for tonight. We will not be re-scheduling this event, but we will send out detailed information about the program at a later date.We apologize … Read more about Music Rental Info Night CANCELLED


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.


Wonder Movie-Update

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hamilton Mountain Cineplex has responded to the complaints from our school and have been able to secure a copy of the movie Wonder, so that our trip will go, AS ORIGINALLY PLANNED, on Friday November, 17.Sorry for any confusion this has created! But we are … Read more about Wonder Movie-Update


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.


Wonder Movie-Date Change!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

We were just notified today that the movie Wonder will not be playing at the Hamilton Mountain Cineplex theatre, as previously advertised. We were able to re-schedule to the Ancaster Cineplex for Monday, November 20th. A notice will be coming home with all students affected … Read more about Wonder Movie-Date Change!


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. 


Indigenous art on loan is a conversation starter at Hamilton school

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

In Leah DeFelice’s Grade 4/5 classroom at Ray Lewis Elementary School, among the student artwork and vocabulary displays, 12 original works of art by Indigenous artists are propped up in front of the classroom window.


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. 


November News

Monday, November 06, 2017

Progress Reports & Interviews: We just completed our first formal reporting period. IEPs and Progress Reports recently went home and we just concluded our Parent Teacher Interviews. Hopefully, all families had a chance to talk to the teachers and set goals for the remainder of … Read more about November News


Poinsettia Sales Kick Off

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

School Council is once again running a poinsettia sale just in time for the holidays! Forms will be coming home with your child. Forms are also available under the School Council portion of the website. Please call the school for more details!


Subscribe Feature

Monday, October 30, 2017

Did you know that you can SUBSCRIBE to our website and get notifications right to your inbox any time the website is updated? What a great way to stay informed!! Ask your child’s teacher about this feature during Interviews!


Progress Reports & Interviews

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Progress Reports will be coming home on Monday, October 30.Parent/Teacher interviews will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 2 and the morning of Friday, November 3. Your child’s teacher will be sending home notices with their availability.Please take this opportunity to speak with … Read more about Progress Reports & Interviews


October News

Monday, October 16, 2017

October was a busy month at Ray Lewis School!Our Milk and Pizza programs began (watch for monthly order forms to come home so you don’t miss out!).Our Cross Country teams recently competed and represented our school proudly. Congratulations to the Grade 6 & 7 Boys … Read more about October News


Canada 150 Celebration

Monday, October 16, 2017

All or our families are invited to the Canada 150 Celebration Event taking place at Mohawk Sports Park Track & Field Complex onSATURDAY OCTOBER 21st between 11:00 to 3:00 pm. The event will include a free community BBQ, dynamic activities for youth, volunteer recruitment fair, … Read more about Canada 150 Celebration


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


Picture Day

Friday, September 29, 2017

Parents are reminded of Picture Day on Thursday, October 5th! Be sure to bring your smiles! Order information will come home shortly with your child.


Meet the Teacher

Friday, September 29, 2017

Join us for dinner on October 5th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm!! Food Trucks will be on site while serving dinner.Meet your child’s teacher and see their classroom!


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.


Welcome Back!!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Welcome back to all of our Ray Lewis families! September is an exciting time for everyone and we look forward to see all of our students’ smiling faces on Tuesday. The September Newsletter has been posted for those interested in getting a sneak peek! A … Read more about Welcome Back!!


Summer Camp Opportunity

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Parents and Kids…Now in Hamilton this summer…. CREATIVECLUBCAMP Build & Design with LEGO Bricks & Junior Robotics using LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robots. Our 8th Summer in Ontario! Ages 4 – 13. Pick one or more of our 4 Camp Weeks – July 10-14, 17-21 and … Read more about Summer Camp Opportunity


June Newsletter Posted

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

For the latest edition of the Ray Lewis Record, please go to the Newsletter section.


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.


Family Coding Night

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ray Lewis is excited to be hosting a Family Coding Night on Thursday, June 1! Coding is like a recipe that computers use to make programs and apps work. Coding is becoming a more vital skill in todays job market. Come out to our Family … Read more about Family Coding Night


Open House

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Open House is just around the corner! Be sure to come by and enjoy dinner from the fantastic Food Trucks, visit the classrooms, and check out the Lost & Found!! Thursday, May 11 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm!!


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.


Newsletter and Calendar Posted

Thursday, April 13, 2017
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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.


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.


Deadline Extended!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Due to the March Break, we have extended the deadline to complete the School Council survey! Please take the time to complete our survey.School Council wants your input!! Please take the time to complete our survey to help guide our decisions and to keep you … Read more about Deadline Extended!


School Council Survey

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

School Council wants your input!! Please take the time to complete our survey to help guide our decisions and to keep you informed.


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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