More than 500 music students from across HWDSB came together at Glendale secondary for two days in November to do what they do best – create music!
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.
At the October 30, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved starting a boundary review to align the secondary school boundaries with the already approved elementary boundaries for the 2018/2019 school year.
A Public Meeting is being held for Ancaster High, Dundas Valley Secondary School and associated elementary schools whose students are in English classes, on:
Thursday, November 30, 2017, at 6 p.m.
Dundas Valley Secondary School
310 Governor’s Road, Dundas
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.
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.
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.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
Recently, our school underwent water testing for lead, in accordance with the provincial regulations (O.Reg 243/07). As a result of this testing, concerns were identified within the school. Corrective actions are now in place, and lead levels have been reduced to acceptable levels.
Please read the attached Water Testing for Lead and FAQ’s for more information.
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.
Pink shirt order form Families, don’t miss the chance to order your SVS Kindness shirts. Let’s show our commitment to kindness!
We will be collecting gently used/new shoes and boots to support communities in need in the Hamilton area. Students can bring donations to the office and out volunteers will be picking them up and delivering them. Thanks for your support.
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.
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.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,As you know, in June 2014 HWDSB Trustees approved the closure of Greensville and Spencer Valley and the construction of a new school on the Greensville school site. This was done to ensure efficient use of space and resources.This new elementary … Read more about New Greensville School – Construction Update
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).
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, Dec. 5, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 10 routes.
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, October 31 HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 14 routes.
This year I am going to try to improve our communication between the school and home by doing a weekly update on our website. You will find this under McCrory’s Musings which displays along the top of the website. This will replace our monthly newsletters … Read more about Check in for weekly updates
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.
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.
Thank you to those who could attend the meeting last Friday, June 30th, to discuss the organization of classes at Spencer Valley next year. As mentioned previously, the organization of classes for next year includes one Grade 7 class; two Grade 7-8 combined classes; and one Grade 8 class.
Please read the following letter about combined classes at Spencer Valley for more information about classes in September.
Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,
On Monday, June 19, 2017, Trustees reviewed the recommended boundaries based on the feedback received from the Advisory Panel and the Boundary Review public meeting and approved boundary changes that may affect your child.
At the May 29, 2017, Board meeting, Trustees approved a recommendation for the Ancaster Accommodation Review to rebuild C.H. Bray and Rousseau Elementary Schools on their existing sites, build an addition at Ancaster Senior Elementary School and close Fessenden and Queen’s Rangers Elementary Schools once the new schools and the addition are constructed.
This approval also requires a boundary review to determine the boundaries of the new schools at the Beverly Community Centre site and C.H. Bray. The schools involved in the boundary review include the new school at Greensville (Greensville and Spencer Valley), the new school at Beverly Community Centre Site (Beverly Central and Dr. John Seaton), Queen’s Rangers, C.H. Bray and Sir William Osler.
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.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board has received approval from the Ministry of Education on its 2017-2018 elementary school year calendar.
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.
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.
Spring time means outdoor time for using tricycles, bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates
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.
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
This is a reminder for parents and guardians to review their child’s vaccines with their doctor.
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 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.
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.