James Steward, Principal Hidden Lake Secondary School
  • Welcome Back to Hidden Lake Secondary School!

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I hope this message finds you and your families in good health and high spirits. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff at Hidden Lake Secondary School, I extend a warm welcome to both new and returning families, as we embark on another enriching academic year together.

    The summer break was a time of rejuvenation, exploration, and cherished memories as we celebrated the achievements and growth of our students. They have exhibited resilience, creativity, and adaptability, and we are immensely proud of their accomplishments. Celebrating the 130 graduates of the Class of 2023 was truly an honor and privilege.

    We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the parents and guardians who have been invaluable partners in their children's education. Your unwavering support, encouragement, and active involvement have been instrumental in fostering a positive learning environment for our students.

    As we look forward to the upcoming academic year, I am thrilled to share some important information with you. We have been working diligently to enhance the educational experience at Hidden Lake Secondary School, and I would like to highlight a few exciting developments:

       1. Our Name Change: Hidden Lake has been serving Middle School students for a number of years now. To recognize those students, the Board of Education and Administration has recognized those students by the shifting from Hidden Lake High School to Hidden Lake Secondary School. For students and staff in the high school environment there are no major changes related to the name change.

    2. Curriculum Enhancements: Our dedicated team of educators has been refining our curriculum to provide a well-rounded and engaging learning experience. We will be continuing The Discovery Program and refining our academic practices. By incorporating innovative teaching methods, and integrating social emotional learning, we will continue to use technology to streamline teaching and to further enrich the educational journey of our students.

    3. Faculty Excellence: We are proud to welcome several new highly qualified and passionate educators to our team. Their expertise and dedication will contribute to our commitment to providing a nurturing and stimulating academic environment. Over the summer, these new educators are attending training to be able to seamlessly integrate into our staff and school.

    4. Facility Upgrades: Over the summer, we have been making significant upgrades to our school facilities to ensure a safe, comfortable, and conducive learning environment for all students. You will see a new Counseling Center to welcome and work with students along their pathway to graduation.

    5. Parent Involvement: We value your active involvement in your child's education. Throughout the year, we will organize various events, workshops, and parent-teacher conferences to foster collaboration and create a strong home-school partnership.

    I encourage you to stay connected with us through our school's website, social media platforms, and regular communication channels. We will keep you informed through our website and direct messaging about important dates, upcoming events, and any changes or updates that may arise.

    Please remember that your feedback and suggestions are always welcome, as they help us continuously improve our educational programs and initiatives. We firmly believe that by working together, we can provide the best possible educational experience for your child. I want to thank you for the honor of working with your child on their journey to graduation.

    Let us embrace the anticipation of a new academic year filled with possibilities, growth, and countless opportunities for our students to shine. I look forward to welcoming you and your children back to Hidden Lake with open arms in the coming months!


    Warmest regards, 

    James Steward


    Westminster Public Schools

    Hidden Lake Secondary School