James W. Hill Public School

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Do you have a child starting school in Fall 2021?

Kindergarten registration for the 2021-2022 school year is now open at the #HDSB.

Register now: http://bit.ly/KindergartenHDSB

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Halton Food for Thought is dedicated to feeding the success of our students, one healthy, happy student tummy at a time.


We are in this together! To help support our most vulnerable student families during these unprecedented times HFFT is providing Grocery Gift Cards to purchase healthy snacks and meals this summer.

  • One registration per household.

  • Registration closes June 19th, 2021.

  • Grocery Gift Card value will depend on total registrations received.

  • Cards will be distributed via email or mail in July.

  • Halton Food for Thought reserves the right to verify student status with our partner schools.

If you know of a Halton student family who might benefit from Halton Food for Thought support this summer, please have them email info@haltonfoodforthought.com.


When we feed students nutritious food, we are offering them their best chance for success. We want all children to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.


Together we #FeedTheirFuture!


Stay safe, stay well this summer.

Your friends at Halton Food for Thought



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Our School is named after James Wesley Hill:

The Underground Railroad secretly transported fugitive slaves from the southern United States across the border to freedom in Canada. From 1820 to 1865, thousands of African-American slaves escaped into Canada. Although Oakville was a small terminus for the Underground Railroad, hundreds of African-Americans came to this area, including Maryland-born James Wesley Hill, also known as 'Canada Jim'. After crossing the border in a packing box,

Hill settled on a farm in Oakville. He helped many slaves who followed by giving them work on his strawberry farm, helping make Oakville the one-time strawberry industry capital of Canada. Hill became an agent for the Underground Railroad, returning to the United States several times over the next few years and leading an estimated 700-800 African Americans back to Oakville. He became known as 'Canada Jim' for his escapades. Hill built a house which still stands today at 457 Maple Grove Dr. Hill's memory is honoured in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Articles on James W. Hill

      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUxbLywOpw

      2. http://images.oakville.halinet.on.ca/117/Exhibit/9999822

      3. https://www.insidehalton.com/opinion-story/7158005-oakville-beaver-editorial-black-heritage/

      4. https://oakvillenews.org/the-underground-railroad-oakville/

      5. PDF Download: http://www.buildingstories.co/getDocument.php?D=bheritagesup&F=754771229_528b6d16e88648.35112815

      6. https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/2975932-new-school-names-pay-homage-to-oakville-s-history/

      7. https://www.tvo.org/article/ontarians-should-know-more-about-the-black-history-of-oakville?amp&__twitter_impression=true