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Week Ahead for February 26 – March 2

Friday, February 23, 2018

Please see the attached link for the week ahead for February 26th Week ahead Parents Feb 26-March 2.docx 2018


REMINDER – West Hamilton French Immersion Transition Public Meeting

Friday, February 23, 2018

Starting September 2018, all new French Immersion applicants and current students attending Earl Kitchener and A.M. Cunningham in Grades 1 and 2, who live in the new Bennetto French Immersion boundary, will now attend Bennetto for Grades 1-3 unless they have an older sibling remaining at Earl Kitchener or A.M. Cunningham.

A public meeting is taking place to receive feedback from the affected school communities about the transition plans for students moving to Bennetto:

Tuesday, February 27 
Bennetto Elementary School
6 p.m. 

Please consider joining us at the public meeting if you are affected by the new French Immersion Program at Bennetto.


Grade 8 – Grad Wear Order Forms

Friday, February 16, 2018

For those grade 8 students interested in purchasing grad wear, please see attached forms. Forms are due in the office by Friday February 23rd. Ryerson Grad Order Form 2018


Week Ahead for Feb 19 – 23, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Please find the attached week ahead for week of February 19th.Happy Family Day Everyone! Week ahead Parents Feb 19-23.docx 2018-2


Director’s Message After Florida Attack

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The news of the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is leaving many of us at Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board saddened. We reflect on this tragic loss of life and condemn this deplorable attack on young people.


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on Two Draft Policies

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is gathering public feedback on its Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy and the Draft Parent Engagement Policy.

The Draft Student Registration and Admissions Policy recognizes that every student has the right to attend a school where they are a qualified resident pupil as defined in the Education Act.

The Draft Parent Engagement Policy speaks to contributing to student achievement and well-being by fostering high levels of parent participation, involvement and engagement, as well as engaging in collaboration between the home and the school. This policy also addresses how HWDSB works with parents who are separated or divorced. 

Please open this post and click on the links to fill out the survey before the deadline of March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.


West Hamilton French Immersion Transition Public Meeting

Monday, February 12, 2018

Starting September 2018, all new French Immersion applicants and current students attending Earl Kitchener and A.M. Cunningham in Grades 1 and 2, who live in the new Bennetto French Immersion boundary, will now attend Bennetto for Grades 1-3 unless they have an older sibling remaining at Earl Kitchener or A.M. Cunningham.

A public meeting is taking place to receive feedback from the affected school communities about the transition plans for students moving to Bennetto:

Tuesday, February 27 
Bennetto Elementary School
6 p.m. 

Please consider joining us at the public meeting if you are affected by the new French Immersion Program at Bennetto.


Week Ahead for Feb 12, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Please find the week ahead for Monday February 12th -16th, 2018 Week ahead Parents Feb 12-16 (2)


Sage Quest 2018-2019 Information Night

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Join us on February 22nd, 2018 at 6:15 p.m. at Ryerson to learn more about Sage Quest for the 2018-2019 school year. Register by clicking HERE Sage Quest 2018 Flyer with Link 2018 SQ Letter of Intent to Apply


HWDSB Needs Community Help to Name New North Secondary School

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wants to hear from the community about selecting a name for the new North Secondary School being built at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site).
Submissions for a name are being accepted through an online survey or by visiting www.hwdsb.on.ca/feedback. 

The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.


HWDSB Summer Experience Showcase

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

In support of communicating with parents/caregivers and partners, the HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee is hosting a Summer Experiences Showcase on February 13 at the HWDSB Education Centre. This event will follow a showcase/storefront format with HWDSB departments and community partners sharing summer opportunities for students (low-cost/free programs, volunteering, employment) during July and August.


Week Ahead for Feb 5 – 9, 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018

Please find the attached week ahead for February 5 – 9, 2018. Week ahead Parents Feb 5 – 9 Dear Grade 8 Families,pdf


Please Provide your Feedback on the Draft 2018/2019 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated as examination days for secondary schools.

We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT calendars (Elementary and Secondary) until 4 p.m. on March 2 and would appreciate your participation through an on-line survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.


Grade 8 Year End Trip!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Ryerson Middle School is happy to announce that we have finalized the details of our Grade 8 end of year trip. Letters were sent home with students yesterday, but you can also find a copy of the letter attached below. Grade 8 Trip letter 2018.docx


HWDSB Seeks Feedback on its 2018-2019 Budget Priorities

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking to hear from the community about how it should align its budget priorities for next year.

Individuals have a chance to weigh in on the budget priorities through an online survey. The survey is open until March 1, 2018 at 4 p.m. The results will help trustees focus HWDSB’s budget for the 2018/2019 school year.


HWDSB Launches Parent Voice Survey to Gather Input for Improvement

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) invites parents, guardians and caregivers to participate in a Parent Voice Survey to share what you think HWDSB is doing well, and how
might HWDSB improve its education services. Thank you for taking the time for this survey and helping HWDSB with your feedback.


Week Ahead for January 29 – February 2nd, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Week ahead Parents Jan 29 – Feb 2


Week Ahead – January 22 – 26, 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Please find the week ahead for January 19, 2018 Week ahead Parents Jan 22-26


Grade 8 Option Sheet Information Sessions

Friday, January 12, 2018

Option Sheet Information Nights are welcoming and practical sessions that help Grade 8 students and their parents select courses for the 2018-19 school year.

Take your time to plan, with your parents or guardians, so that you can work toward the pathway that will be best for you. At HWDSB, we believe in you, and in the ability of our staff to support you.

We look forward to seeing you!

For a full list of secondary school dates and times, please visit our Grade 8 Option Sheet Information Night page.


Week Ahead – Jan 15 – 19, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Please find the the attached week ahead for January 15 – 19th, 2018 Week ahead Parents Jan 15-19


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