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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The February Newsletter and Calendar has been posted to the “Newsletters” tab. Please review and learn about all the exciting things happening at WH Ballard!


Please Provide Feedback on the Draft 2016/17 School Year Calendar

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September … Read more about Please Provide Feedback on the Draft 2016/17 School Year Calendar


Wear Yellow Days

Monday, January 25, 2016

On Wear Yellow Day students, parents, and staff are encouraged to wear yellow clothing and use active transportation (walking, cycling, rolling, bus) to and from school. Let’s show the world that Hamilton cares about the environment and our health!

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 25, 2016

We have lots of fun and exciting things happening here at W.H. Ballard! Please mark your calendars with these upcoming events:January 27 – Walk and TalkJanuary 28 – Gr. 8 Option Sheet AssemblyFebruary 1 – Sepctator Photography in Mr. Scheben’s classFebruary 2 – Chocolate Fundraiser … Read more about Upcoming Events


International Baccalaureate Information Night is January 28

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Parents and guardians who wish their child to receive enriched high school programming are invited to an information night about the International Baccalaureate diploma.


HWDSB adds PA Day in April

Monday, January 18, 2016

Following recent provincialsettlementswith teachers’ federations, all school boards in Ontario are required to change their current school year calendars to show one additional PA Day.HWDSB has scheduled this additional PA Day for elementary and secondary school students on Friday, April 15, 2016.Please visit either the … Read more about HWDSB adds PA Day in April

School Council Meeting Cancelled – January 18, 2015

Monday, January 18, 2016

Please be advised that due to the weather the School Council meeting scheduled for January 18, 2016 has been cancelled.


French Immersion Information Sessions Begin in February

Monday, January 18, 2016

Families across Hamilton are being invited to learn more about French Immersion as an option for their child entering Grade 1.

French Immersion is a proven way of acquiring excellent French language skills. At HWDSB, French Immersion is specifically designed for parents who do not speak French, but want their children to speak both official languages. The program is open to all students in Hamilton-Wentworth starting in Grade 1.


HWDSB Trustees Seek Feedback on New Board Vision

Friday, January 08, 2016

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Trustees heard frank and challenging feedback from the community about how the Board can find a new direction – and now they want Hamilton to weigh in on the result.

Canada Helmet Initiative – Helmet Campaign

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Helmets prevent brain injuries. Protect your brain! The Canada Helmet Initiative and participating schools will be selling quality winter and summer sport helmets in January 2016. Anyone in your family can purchase helmets. Helmet orders are due by February 5, 2016. Helmets will be delivered … Read more about Canada Helmet Initiative – Helmet Campaign


Letter to Parents and Guardians

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

I am writing to make you aware that Mark Fraser Will be on a leave of absence from his role as Principal Of W.H. Ballard Elementary School for an undetermined period of time to deal With a personal matter.


HWDSB and HWETL reach tentative local agreement

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and the Hamilton-Wentworth Elementary Teachers’ Local (HWETL) have reached a tentative local agreement after 10 days of bargaining.

Attending Westmount Secondary School

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The transition to secondary school is an exciting time in your child’s life. In high school, students explore their interests and plan their future. At Westmount, students get a chance to experience a unique and innovative program.


Labour Update for Families (Nov. 30, 2015)

Monday, November 30, 2015

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is pleased to have learned that a tentative agreement was reached Friday with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.


Labour Update for Families (Nov. 13, 2015)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thank you again for your understanding during the provincial job actions affecting our schools. We appreciate your continued support as we begin to slowly return to our regular school routines.

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