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Thank you to our Community for Supporting Westview

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We would like to thank Food Basics on Mohawk Rd and Denningers on Upper James for donating treats to our bake sale today and helping make it a success! Support from the Community is always appreciated and we extend our heartfelt thanks.

Virtual Reality is Here!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

We have cardboard Virtual Reality Viewers that work with your smartphone and affiliated apps to bring you the VR experience at very low price. We are selling these viewers as packaged for $5 each or assembled for $7.50. They make great stocking stuffers or gifts … Read more about Virtual Reality is Here!

Message from the Principal

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, we at Westview would like to wish all of our students and their families a healthy and happy Winter Break, hope you all enjoy the much needed rest and family time, and have a very Happy New Year!The Last … Read more about Message from the Principal

Bake Sale

Monday, December 18, 2017

Looking forward to our Holiday Bake Sale on Wednesday! If you would like to donate baked goods to this fundraising effort, items should be brought to the school Nutrition room Wednesday morning. Thank you for supporting Westview!

Snow Clearing and Outdoor Play

Monday, December 18, 2017

Please see the attached information from the HWDSB on snow clearing and outdoor play. Snow-clearing-Infographic

Parking and Winter Road Safety

Friday, December 15, 2017

Now that the winter snow and ice are upon us, we’d like to remind parents and visitors to Westview that there is no parking in the driveway entrance or up the hill into the parking lot.Although it is cleared and salted as soon as possible, … Read more about Parking and Winter Road Safety

Fundraising update

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

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

Free Access to the Virtual Immersion Campus for Your Child

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Please see the attached flyer Voila Learning

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.

PA Day on Friday December 1st

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Friday December 1st is a PA day There is NO school this Friday.

Westview Breakfast Program

Monday, November 27, 2017

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

Teachers take the Championship and raise funds for United Way!

Friday, November 24, 2017

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!

United Nations Summit at Westmount!

Friday, November 24, 2017

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!

Westview Students Help Out at Rolston Community Garden!

Friday, November 24, 2017

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!

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.

FundScrip order deadline extend

Monday, November 13, 2017

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 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. 

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program

Monday, November 13, 2017

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

Welcome to Fundscrip and Flipgive – New ways to Fundraise!

Tuesday, November 07, 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

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. 

School Fundraiser

Friday, November 03, 2017

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

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Friday, November 03, 2017

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!

Student Halloween Costume Guidelines

Thursday, October 19, 2017

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

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. 

Grade 7 & 8 Information

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Homework Help

Monday, October 02, 2017

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 Run

Monday, October 02, 2017

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

So Many Things to Celebrate!

Friday, September 29, 2017

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!

Orange Shirt Day

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

News from the Rolston Neighbourhood planning team

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Are you interested in earning volunteer hours

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.

Wear Yellow Day!

Monday, September 25, 2017

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

Homework Help Online

Monday, September 25, 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

P.A. Day tomorrow

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, Friday September 22nd, is a P.A. Day and there is no school for students.Thank you.

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).

Student Information Verification Forms going home this week

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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

Westview Reads!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

See the attached flyer for details! Westviewreads

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.

First Week Homerun!!!

Friday, September 08, 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!

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.

Great First Day!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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!

Welcome Back!

Monday, August 28, 2017

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!

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.

Hamilton Fire Response Today

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

As you may know, we had a visit by the Hamilton Fire Department today. I wanted to explain why.

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.

Piano Prodigy – a CHCH Story

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

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.

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.