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Week Ahead – January 8 – 12, 2018

Friday, December 22, 2017

Please see the week ahead for the New Year!Have a happy and safe holiday season…see you in 2018! Week ahead Parents.docx Jan 8 -12


Week Ahead for December 18 – 22, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

Week ahead Parents.docx Dec 18-22 (1)


STAR WARS TRIP

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Star Wars Letter 2017 This letter was sent home today for our Movie Day next week. Order forms are due back on Thursday, December 14th, 2017.


Week ahead for December 11 – 15, 2017

Friday, December 08, 2017

Please see the attached week ahead for upcoming events at Ryerson Middle School. Week ahead Parents.docx Dec 11-15


Week Ahead for December 4 – 8, 2017

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Please see the attached week ahead for the week of December 4th. Week ahead Dec 4-8


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.


The Addam’s Family -theatre production at Westdale Secondary

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Ryerson students will have the opportunity to watch a production of The Addam’s Family. This will take place on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at a cost of $5.00 per student – please see attached letter for more details.** this is a walking trip. Westdale Play Letter 2017-2


Jr. and Sr. Boys Volleyball Game: SEMI – FINALS!!! Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Our Boys Volleyball game will be played Wednesday November 29th at Sir Allan MacNab: Jr. Boys – 3:30pm Sr. Boys – 4:30pm Go Ryerson Royals!!!


Week Ahead for Families Nov 27-30

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week ahead Parents.docx Nov 27-30


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.


Mental Health and Wellness in the Classroom

Friday, November 17, 2017

Please see attached flyer for information on a keynote presentation by Dr. Kathy Short, Director of School Mental Health ASSIST SEAC Nov 29 flyer


Week Ahead for November 20th, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Please find the attached week ahead for November 20th, 2017 Week ahead Parents – November 20 2017


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.


Math Focussed Events at Dalewood

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

On Wednesday, November 22nd at Dalewood, Ron Lancaster (Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Science, Mathematics, & Technology Education at OISE) will lead two events that connect math, art, and learning: 1) A Math Trail in the afternoon (3:00 to 4:00 pm ) through the … Read more about Math Focussed Events at Dalewood


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. 


SCREENAGERS: Growing up in Digital Age

Friday, November 10, 2017

FREE!!! On Thursday, November 23rd at 7:00 pm, Ryerson School Council invites you to a presentation of SCREENAGERS:Growing Up in the Digital Age. If you are watching your kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention spa, come listen to physician … Read more about SCREENAGERS: Growing up in Digital Age


Week Ahead – November 13th, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Please see the week ahead for November 13, 2017 and information on how to register for Screenagers! Week ahead Parents – November 13 2017 Screenagers New Poster


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. 


Staples – BYOD Program

Saturday, November 04, 2017

If your family is considering purchasing new technology, Staples has created a program that offers affordable options! Read more about this great program in the link below. BYOD Letter Ryerson1 (1)


Week Ahead November 6th, 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Please click on the link to see what is happening at Ryerson for the week of November 6th. Week ahead Parents – November 6 2017


Week Ahead October 30th, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Your week ahead for October 30th, 2017… Week ahead Parents – October 30 2017


Parent/Teacher Interviews

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Progress Reports will be going home on Monday October 30th. With this comes an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher, should you choose. This year, parents can sign up on line to book your own appointments. Today, the students were sent home with a … Read more about Parent/Teacher Interviews


The Path To Westdale

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Please see the attached link for important information and dates for those grade 8 students entering Westdale next year. Westdale Information


Bulldogs Hockey Game

Thursday, October 26, 2017

On Wednesday November 15th, Ryerson will take part in the HWDSB Literacy Day at the Bulldogs Hockey Game. The cost is $10.00 and students should bring a lunch. Please see the link below for additional information and for the forms that need completion. (Students will … Read more about Bulldogs Hockey Game


Week Ahead October 23rd

Friday, October 20, 2017

Week ahead Parents – October 23 2017


Week Ahead – October 16, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Week ahead Parents – October 16 2017


A Note from School Council….

Friday, October 13, 2017

On behalf of School Council we wish to extend a note of thanks to everyone that has made a direct donation to date. Last year, we were able to support the purchases of Chrome books for students, a projector for use in class and in … Read more about A Note from School Council….


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. 


Week ahead – October 9, 2017

Friday, October 06, 2017

Week ahead Parents – October 9 2017


Week Ahead – October 2nd, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Weekly news update for week of October 2nd, 2017 Week ahead Parents – October 2 2017


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.


Week Ahead for September 25th, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Weekly news update for week of September 25th, 2017 Week ahead Parents – September 25 2017


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).


Week Ahead

Friday, September 15, 2017

Weekly news update for week of September 18, 2017 Week ahead Parents – September 18, 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.


Week ahead September 11

Friday, September 08, 2017

Weekly news update for September 11, 2017: Week ahead Parents – September 11, 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.


Last Newsletter of the Year

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

june newsletter update 2017


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.


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.


West Hamilton City Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion

Friday, May 12, 2017

The West Hamilton City Accommodation Review is nearing its conclusion, with a final interim staff report submitted to Trustees, a delegation night held and the upcoming final proposal by Trustees to the Ministry of Education expected on June 5, 2017.Trustees have made no final decisions.The … Read more about West Hamilton City Accommodation Review Nearing Conclusion


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.


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.


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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