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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Supports

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Attention Parents and Students:Below you will find links to the test preparation materials that were given to students in class on Test Tuesdays. f http://OSSLT Practice Material (page 3-5) Multiple Choice Practice


Westdale Muslim Students Organize Ring of Peace

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hundreds of students and staff members joined hands to surround Westdale Secondary School in a “ring of peace” Feb. 13 organized by the school’s Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) to pay respect to victims of the Quebec mosque shootings.


GRADUATION CEREMONY 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM – FirstOntario Concert Hall (formerly Hamilton Place)All potential grads are requested to pay a Graduation Ceremony Fee and required to complete an online form between February 14-22, 2017. Details are provided below in the following links. Questions and … Read more about GRADUATION CEREMONY 2017

International Baccalaureate (IB) Information Night

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Students in Grades 8, 9 and 10 and their parents/guardians are invited to learn more about IB at our upcoming International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme Information Night


Please Provide your Feedback on the Draft 2017/2018 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

HWDSB is currently involved in the process of developing its school year calendars (Elementary and Secondary) for the 2017-2018 school year.
We are seeking public input regarding the DRAFT calendars (Elementary and Secondary) until 4 p.m. on March 3 and would appreciate your participation through an on-line survey. It should take about five minutes to complete.


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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    Posted on Feb 26 2017 @ 2:27 am

    RT @mannyhwdsb: Gachi Issa of Westdale recipient of Rev. John C. Holland award. @HWDSB @WestdaleSS https://t.co/JCETmZEKOU

    Posted on Feb 26 2017 @ 2:27 am

    "Speaking louder, sometimes louder than other people, is to fight, to acknowledge our own existences.." Gachi Issa,… https://t.co/2Nbx3efmOm

    Posted on Feb 25 2017 @ 11:20 pm

    At The Rev. John C. Holland Awards Gala with Youth Award Nominee Gachi Issa and Sabreina Dahab. Proud Principal!… https://t.co/mbI93KG2G3

    Posted on Feb 25 2017 @ 9:35 pm

    Still accepting IB applications for Sept 2017 for students going into Grade 11 in Westdale's IB catchment. Contact the school for details

    Posted on Feb 24 2017 @ 9:17 pm

    RT @coachdwalters: $500 goes to the McMaster Children's Hospital Team winners - team Bruder! Pizza at lunch in the gym balcony https://t.c…

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Watch: Elementary Students Experience a Learning Day in the Arts
Grades 7 and 8 students from Lake Avenue, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and W.H. Ballard visited the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts to do hands-on arts workshops with professional artists. Their inspiration was the Hamilton Children’s Charter of Rights, and they used four art forms (dance, drama, music and visual arts). The outing connected elementary students interested in the arts with schools offering a Specialist High Skills Majors in Arts and Culture.

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