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Words have a longer life than Deeds.
– Pindar (522 BCE – 443 BCE)

About Us

The English Department blends together the traditional and contemporary in its various course  offerings.  All of the teachers are dedicated and enthusiastic about their subject, courses and classes.  In addition to our core classes, we are proud of our optional, and always popular, Grade 11 Media Studies and Grade 12 University Writer’s Craft courses.  We also offer Enriched English at the junior level and IB Language A1: literature and language in Grades 11 and 12.


We are a dynamic and involved Department so please check back regularly for updates.

Shakespeare’s Birth/Deathday Celebration – April 23 at lunch in the Upper East Wing

Department Members

Mr. D. Sheeler – Department Head: dsheeler@hwdsb.on.ca

Ms. S. Bentham – Assistant Department Head: sbentham@hwdsb.on.ca (on leave)

Ms. J. Turner – Acting Assistant Department Head: jlturner@hwdsb.on.ca

Ms. L. Delcotto-Kaminski

Ms. N. Fanara

Ms. K. Fisher

Ms. K. Hatcher

Ms. P. Haygarth

Ms. M. Kay

Ms. J. Schurer


Online Citation Machine – use this website (https://citationmachine.net/) to automatically generate MLA, APA or Chicago appropriate citations for your Works Cited and Bibliography pages.

Essay Tree – check out this “extended metaphor” for growing good essays: TheEssayTree 2013

Essay Writing Workshop Package – Download this FREE Package that contains information on the creation, formatting, improvement and requirements of various essay styles.  You will need Adobe Reader to view it (available free at www.adobe.com). Essay Writing Package

Literacy Test (OSSLT) Assistance

Although literacy is a school-wide component, each year the English Department offers staff training and extensive grade 9 and intensive 10 preparation.  The test runs for only 1 day, 2.5 hours and will occur on March 27, 2019.  Successfully passing the OSSLT is a Graduation Requirement.  For additional information, go to www.eqao.com.

Courses Offered – click the corresponding file to download the Course Outlines.

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12


Updated on Tuesday, April 09, 2019.
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