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Pinks Shirt Orders – Last call

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pink shirt order form


Elementary Music Students Unite for Minds On Workshops

Sunday, December 03, 2017

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!


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.


Ancaster High / Dundas Valley Secondary School Boundary Review

Monday, November 27, 2017

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


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.


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.


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. 


Water Testing for Lead Results

Monday, November 06, 2017

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.


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. 


Pink Shirts – Order before Friday October 27

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pink shirt order form Families, don’t miss the chance to order your SVS Kindness shirts. Let’s show our commitment to kindness!


Shoe/Boot drive

Monday, October 16, 2017

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.


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. 


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.


New Greensville School – Construction Update

Monday, September 25, 2017

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


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 Tuesday, Dec. 5, HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 10 routes.


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 Tuesday, October 31 HWSTS estimates that delays could impact 14 routes.


Check in for weekly updates

Friday, September 08, 2017

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


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.


Combined Classes at Spencer Valley

Friday, July 07, 2017

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.


Board of Trustees Approve Boundary Changes

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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.


June 2017 News

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

June 2017 news


Boundary Review Announcement

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.


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.


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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