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Bell Times

8:35 AM - 2:35 PM

French Immersion

French Immersion is available.

EQAO

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Principal

Jacqueline Johnson - 905.528.8631 | Email

Superintendent

Sue Dunlop - 905.527.5092 x 2673 | E-mail Sue Dunlop

Trustee

Christine Bingham - 289.339.6902 | E-mail Christine Bingham

School Council Chairs

  • TBA
  • Co-chair TBA

 Administrative Office Staff

    • Mrs. M. Mason (LTO TBA)

Our School

Dalewood Middle School is located in the Ainslie Woods – Westdale area.  It is close to McMaster University, McMaster Hospital, and Westdale Highschool.  The area is well-established and a historic area of Hamilton.

Programs & Services

Student Success Supports

  • Mathstronauts
  • Silver Birch/Red Maple Book Club
  • Science Fair
  • Transition Events and Planning for Grade 8 heading to High School
  • Parent Communication – Newsletters, The Hub, MS Teams, agendas, Daily Announcement posted on the TV in the front foyer and on our main school website page
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Team
  • Autism and Neurological Team
  • School Mental Health Representative
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training Representative
  • We Help

Program Highlights

  • French Immersion
  • ESL
  • Gauss Math Competition
  • Bay Area Science Fair
  • Extensive Physical Education Program
  • Extensive Information Technology Program – I-Cubed Seminar

Clubs (All Clubs are on hold due to C-19)

  • Student Council
  • Year Book Committee
  • Computer Coding
  • Computer Club
  • Dalewood Chronicle
  • Art Club
  • Music Band and Choir

Before/After School Program or Activities – (All Clubs are on hold due to C-19)

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Baseball
  • Swim Team
  • Track and Field
  • Floor Hockey
  • Orienteering
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Choir
  • Concert Choir
  • Jazz Bands (Junior & Senior)
  • Senior Band
  • Table Tennis

Our School Plan

Curriculum Focus

Teachers and Administrators work closely as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) focused on improving student achievement through instructional practice in all subject areas.
The School Improvement Plan focuses on:

  • Literacy – focus on making connections to the main idea in text
  • Numeracy – use of manipulatives; understanding math language(Determine, Describe, Justify, Explain, Show Your Work) to improve math culture and mindset
  • Assessment – teachers are working toward teacher moderation using achievement charts; assessment is diagnostic, formative and summative with links directly to instruction

Differentiated Instruction classes are offered at Dalewood as part of a system initiative to in-service teachers across the HWDSD focused on Content, Process and Product while adhering to Equity (Profiles, Identity and Access to Resources)

Environment Focus

  • The goal is to initiate activities that foster integrity and encourage positive character development in our students
  • Character Traits to be focused on;
    • RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, KINDNESS
    • SELF-DISCIPLINE, COOPERATION, CONSIDERATION
    • UNDERSTANDING, FRIENDSHIP, TOLERANCE

Parent & Community Involvement

Community

  • Partnerships with the attached Recreation Center
  • Partnerships with McMaster University
  • Terry Fox Fundraiser

Parent

  • School Council meet monthly
  • Guest speakers have included;  Public Health Nurse, Community Police Liaison, Fire Department, Internet Safety, Hamilton Public Library, Westdale Library etc.
Updated on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
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