OSSLT Online Trial

On October 20, HWDSB students will be among the 100,000 students in 900 secondary schools invited to participate in the province-wide trial of an online version of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

This voluntary online trial for the Grade 10 literacy test will help schools and boards prepare for future online assessments. Students who are successful on the test will not need to participate in a future OSSLT assessment; students who are unsuccessful can take the test again with no penalty. The OSSLT is a requirement for graduation in Ontario.

HWDSB encourages all students to take advantage of this opportunity to complete the OSSLT online this fall. Schools are working to ensure all interested students can participate on October 20.

In March 2017, paper and online versions of the OSSLT will be available to all students taking the test.

Video log #7: October 2016 OSSLT Online Trial from EQAO on Vimeo.


Students and Families, Plan the Future with Pathways Information Night

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Want to learn about options in high school? Need help finding a path to the future after Grade 12? Students in grades 7 to 12 and their families are invited to Pathways Information Night to learn more about the wide variety of secondary programs and services at HWDSB.

Update on Damage from Water Leak

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

We are back in the building and things are beginning to return to normal. Students may notice that one of our stairwells has been closed due to the need for drywall repair. We expect repairs to finish next week.

Details on Recent Bus Delays – Update 2

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

As you may know, the buses serving HWDSB schools continue to experience more delays than usual. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during the challenging start-up period.

Details on Recent Bus Delays

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

HWDSB buses are experiencing more delays than usual this week – and we apologize for the inconvenience this is causing our students and their families.

Reminder to report vaccines to Public Health

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor. This fall, Public Health will begin to screen records to ensure children are up to date. Please report all vaccines and vaccination dates to Public Health at 905-540-5250. Visit hamilton.ca/vaccines for more information.

HeadstART Students Get “Curiouser and Curiouser” with Live Alice Production

Monday, August 08, 2016

Their final assignment began when the curtain rose.

The live production of Alice in Wonderland was the culmination of four weeks of intensive arts education for the 16 headstART students earning a Grade 9 arts credit at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School.

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