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Letter to Parents (Dec 2017)

Friday, December 08, 2017

Letter to Parents (Dec 2017)


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.


HWDSB Skills Powered by Women – Girls and Guardians Dinner Registration Still Open

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

HWDSB is holding a Women in Trades Dinner for young women in Grades 11 and 12 and their parents, guardians or caregivers on Thursday, November 30.

This is an opportunity to hear directly from women in industry about how Skilled Trades are viable career paths.

View the Girls and Guardians Flyer for more information. If interested, please register at http://bit.ly/2lUW5c1 


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 Night

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Learn about all our exciting secondary school options, while getting to know your future school and teachers, at our Grade 7 & 8 Information Night. Information can be found here: Westmount gr 7 and 8 event November 30 2017


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. 


Semester One Homework Club

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Semester One Homework Club for students in grades 9 and 10 will be running on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 31, 2017 to January 18, 2018 (excluding school holidays and long weekends). For more information please consult this informational flyer: SEM1 Homework Club Flyer The registration form can be … Read more about Semester One Homework Club


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. 


Parent-Teacher Interviews

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We will be holding Parent-Teacher Interviews at the school on Tuesday, October 17th from 4:30 – 6:30 pm. This semester, you will be able to schedule your Parent-Teacher Interviews online. If you wish to schedule a meeting with any of your child’s teachers, please follow … Read more about Parent-Teacher Interviews


Every Child Matters Project

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Westmount is excited to be teaching our students and schoolcommunity about the rich history of the land that we live on. On October 3, 2017 we invite our school community to dress in an orange t-shirt to raise awareness around the history of Canadian Residential … Read more about Every Child Matters Project


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.


Community consultation for video surveillance

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

HWDSB is working on a school video surveillance renewal plan. As part of this process we are asking for your input. Please tell us what you think before the end of October, 2017.


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).


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.


School Cash Online-Registration Info

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

For safety and efficiency reasons, HWDSB would like to reduce the amount of cash and checks received by our schools. Please join the thousands of parents who have already registered and are enjoying the convenience of paying online. It takes less than five minutes to … Read more about School Cash Online-Registration Info


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 Secondary 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 secondary school year calendar. IMPORTANT DATES: First Day of Instruction Semester 1 Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Winter Holiday Break December 25, 2017, to January 5, 2018, inclusive Last Day of … Read more about HWDSB 2017-18 Secondary School Year Calendar Approved


Westmount Student Wins Vimy Award

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Westmount Secondary student, Brendan Armstrong, was selected as one of 17 students (out of 300+ applicants from across the country) to win the Vimy Pilgrimage Award. This year European students were also chosen to accompany the Canadian students.


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.


EpiPens

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Please see the following memo relating to the recall of some EpiPen auto-injectors: EpiPen Advisory


HOCKEY: Westmount secures girls hockey title with overtime victory

Thursday, April 06, 2017

HAMILTON (April 6, 2017) – The Westmount Wildcats claimed girls division-II hockey crown on Wednesday (April 5) edging Sherwood 2-1 in overtime at Chedoke Twin Pad Arena.


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


Big trees, indigenous pride help build relationships on visit to Nuu-Chal-Nuulth

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Giant trees, mountains and proud indigenous communities are making a great impression on students from Westdale and Westmount visiting the wild west coast of Vancouver Island to spend time with Nuu-Chal-Nuulth elders and community members.


Basketball season concludes with boys all-star game

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The 2016-17 basketball season came to a conclusion on Wednesday night as the Hamilton public school board showcased the top 48 junior and senior boys basketball players at its annual HWDSB All-Star game hosted by Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School.


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.


Westmount student rallies against homophobic slurs

Friday, March 24, 2017

Westmount Secondary School is painted all of the colours of the rainbow today. Grade 10 student Jared McCarthy has inspired people worldwide with a rainbow shirt rally in support of the LGBTQ community.


Bomb Threat Awareness

Monday, March 06, 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.


Waterdown and Westmount Emerge as Hockey Champions

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Waterdown and Westmount Emerge as Hockey Champions


Holland award winners ‘aren’t going to be voiceless’

Monday, February 27, 2017

The best and brightest of Hamilton’s black community were honoured Saturday evening (Feb. 25) at LIUNA Station as part of the Rev. John C. Holland Awards.


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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