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Walking school bus comes to Wellesley PS






To help cut down on road traffic, Wellesley Public School would like to increase its foot traffic. Walking is a great source of exercise, it cuts down on pollution, and is an awesome way for students to meet friends, which is why the school held its first Wellesley Walks to School week! The Canadian Cancer Society […]

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Bluevale CI Officially Opens BFIT Park






On June 17, Sarah Milne, Executive Assistant to Bardish Chagger, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, MPP Catherine Fife, City of Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Region of Waterloo Chair Ken Seiling and WRDSB Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock and Director of Education John Bryant joined Bluevale Collegiate Institute Principal Mark Hunniford to announce the opening of the Bluevale Free Inclusive […]

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Spots open for June 28 safeTALK training!






Good news! We have spaces available for safeTALK training on June 28 at 6pm! This is our last training session for the school year – sign up today! safeTALK is a three-hour alertness workshop that prepares participants, regardless of prior experience or training, to become a suicide alert helper. Learn more about the safeTALK program.

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OYAP Dinner Celebrates Student Success & Employer Partnerships






On June 9, 2016, the WRDSB’s Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program held its  annual appreciation dinner for students and employers at the Galt Country Club. This fun evening gives our OYAP students a chance to celebrate their success in the program with their families, while acknowledging the hard work and value the employers add to their […]

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John Darling PS fundraises for Heart & Stroke Foundation






Promoting children’s health and funding vital heart and stroke research is an important cause to support, which is why John Darling Public School ran its 2016 Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To help kick-off the fundraising campaign, the Student Demo Skipping Team wowed students and staff with […]

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Trustees Approve Balanced Budget for 2016-17 School Year






Kitchener, ON: On Monday, June 20, 2016, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) trustees approved a balanced budget for the 2016-2017 school year, as outlined in the report to the board. Trustees approved a balanced budget of $708.8M, including a capital budget of $67.9M. The budget is subject to final approval at the June 27 Board […]

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The Retiring Class of 2016






On June 14, 2016, we had the pleasure of celebrating the retirement of 211 WRDSB employees. Together, these employees who included principals, secretaries, custodians, tradespeople, superintendents, teachers, education assistants, child and youth workers, and support staff, have over 5000 years of service and helped contribute to the education of thousands of students in Waterloo Region. The […]

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Sheppard PS cuts their hair for cancer






Sheppard Public School showed just how much they care by cutting their hair! During a special assembly, staff, students, and some family members gathered in the gym for the school’s fourth annual “Pony Up” event. In front of the entire school, students and staff volunteered to have their long hair put into ponytails and cut off for […]

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Eighteen WRDSB schools receive Ontario EcoSchools certification






We all want to live in a world where we breath fresh air, create less waste, and have a positive impact on our environment – right? Which is why keeping our schools ‘green’ and helping them make the transition to be more environmentally friendly is a large initiative that our Board takes very seriously. Every year, […]

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WRDSB Raises Pride Flag in Remembrance of Orlando Victims






This afternoon, staff at our Education Centre gathered as we raised the Pride Flag and had a moment’s silence to remember the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida. Director of Education John Bryant gave the following remarks:   We stand here today, deeply saddened by the tragedy that has taken place in Orlando.  It […]

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