A friendly reminder that our online fundraising program continues during this Merry Season and into the New YearThe funds raised throughout the school year are used for many projects and activities as field trips and presentations that improve and enhance our students experience. Engaging students … Read more about Fundraising update
Please see the attached flyer Voila Learning
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.
Friday December 1st is a PA day There is NO school this Friday.
As many of you already know, Westview offers a breakfast program every morning from 8:30 to 8:45. There is an assortment of items daily including fresh veggies, fruit, cheese, yogurt, toast, and granola bars. There is a feature item each day of the week. Currently … Read more about Westview Breakfast Program
Westview staff and students took to the volleyball court to raise funds for the united way! Staff members played with a fury never seen before on a Westview court! Although students showed great potential they were no match for the mighty teachers! Great sportsmanship on … Read more about Teachers take the Championship and raise funds for United Way!
Westview student delegate Todd P representing Kuwait at Westmount United Nations Summit! Resolution passed! Congrats to Todd and thank you to Ms. Ritz for taking our students. Very grateful to our neighbors at Westmount HS for hosting this event!
Ms. Dobrowsky and Ms. Gillett-Smyth took a group of Westview students over to the Rolston Community Garden to start the dig! Looking forward to our continued involvement in this worthy project!
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.
Westview is extending the deadline to submit paper orders until this Thursday November 16th. If you would still like to place an order, please submit your form and cheque by this Thursday. Please see the attached order form and make cheques payable to Westview School. … Read more about FundScrip order deadline extend
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.
Students in Grade 8, 9 and 10 and their parents/guardians are invitedto learn more about this rewarding program. Please see the attached flyer! IB-InformationSession-Dec6-2017
The attached letter has already gone home with students. Please be advised the deadline for paper orders for Fundscrip is this Friday, November 10th.Thank you! FundscripFlipgive
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.
Here at Westview we endeavor to choose fundraising options that provide value to our community. We understand that family dollars are stretched and fundraising for the school should not be an additional drain.As a result our primary fundraiser involves purchases of merchandise or gift cards … Read more about School Fundraiser
Now that progress reports have gone home and parent-teacher interviews are underway, I would like to take a moment to pause, reflect and extend a sincere thank you to the staff, students, parents and community partners who are making great things happen for the students … Read more about Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
As we look ahead to the upcoming Halloween Season we are sharing our Halloween Guidelines to help families to prepare appropriately for school festivities. While we appreciate that all families have their own Halloween traditions, as a school we are doing our best to recognize … Read more about Student Halloween Costume Guidelines
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.
Students in grade 7 to 10 have free access to online math homework help. Homework help is run by TVOs Independent Learning Centre with support from the Ontario government. Students can log in between 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (eastern time) from Sunday to Thursday … Read more about Homework Help
TERRY FOX RUNOn Friday, October 6, Westview students will be participating in a Terry Fox Run in order to raise money for cancer research. Students have taken home pledge forms which should be returned by Wednesday, October 11. Students/ Parents/ Guardians also have the option … Read more about Terry Fox Run
This morning the staff and students of Westview enjoyed our first monthly assembly! It was an amazing celebration of the positive culture and well being we enjoy in our school. Students in every class were presented with Win-its to celebrate everything from academic achievement, to … Read more about So Many Things to Celebrate!
Every year on September 30th, we wear orange! This year, HWDSB will be observing this day on Friday, September 29th.Orange shirt day has been declared an annual day to honour the lives and survivors of Canadas Indian Residential Schools. The Indian Residential School system was … Read more about Orange Shirt Day
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.
Wear yellow on Wednesday October 4th and and walk, or wheel to school! See the attached flyer with a link for more information. Walk, Wheel, Wear Yellow to School Day 2017
Are you in grades 7 or 8 and need help with math homework? Then why not get live, online math tutoring from an Ontario teacher? It’s free and easy to sign up. Homework Help – Ministry of Education – Ontario.ca
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, Friday September 22nd, is a P.A. Day and there is no school for students.Thank you.
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.
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).
Dear Parents and Guardians,The Student Information Verification Forms are going home this week. Please take a moment to review this form and make any necessary changes to keep our information up to date. Return the form with your child as soon as you are able.Thank … Read more about Student Information Verification Forms going home this week
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.
Great first week everyone! Three-pitch try outs start next week! Listen to announcements for details. Bring a glove and a snack. If you don’t have a glove just let us know!
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 all the staff and students for making our first day at Westview such a great one. Students made a smooth transition into the new school year! I enjoyed my fireside chat with all the classes at which time we discussed our hopes … Read more about Great First Day!
It is my pleasure to welcome back the staff and students of Westview School. We look forward to welcoming returning staff and students as well as new members of our school community. The school office is open for new registrations the week of August 28th. … Read more about Welcome Back!
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.
As you may know, we had a visit by the Hamilton Fire Department today. I wanted to explain why.
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.
A 13 year old Hamilton boy is a piano prodigy and he’s only been playing the instrument for about a year.
He can’t read music and doesn’t own a piano, but that hasn’t stopped him from sharing his gift with others.
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.