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Going Green at Stanley Park PS

Posted September 30, 2014

Rob MacQueen (Retired Stanley Park Principal), Brent Johnston (Stanley Park Teacher) and Andy Sinclair (Stanley Park Teacher) started planning a school ground greening project a year ago to celebrate Stanley Park’s 50th Anniversary. Working with the Stanley Park students and staff, the school prioritized the scope of the project: To create an outdoor classroom to support student […]

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Mackenzie King PS Honours Terry Fox

Posted September 30, 2014

Terry Fox had a dream. His dream was to raise $1.00 for every person in Canada for cancer research. On September 24, 2014, 228 staff and students at Mackenzie King Public School wanted to do their part in helping inspire and educate others of Terry’s hope of finding cures for cancer. The entire school organized […]

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Mary Johnston PS Goes Pink for Terry Fox Run

Posted September 29, 2014

Every year, communities across Canada participate in the Terry Fox Run to support cancer research. This year, one of the teachers at Mary Johnston is currently fighting breast cancer, and in an effort to support one of their own, the principal issued a challenge to the students and community. If the school raised $3000 in […]

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Free Online Math Tutoring for Grades 7-10

Posted September 25, 2014

School days end, but learning can continue with Homework Help! Grade 7-10 students can access free online math tutoring from certified Ontario teachers. Homework Help provides tutorials, chats, best learning sessions and live one-to-one tutoring with Ontario certified math teachers. The online one-to-one tutoring is available every Sunday-Thursday, from 5:30 -9:30pm ET. Start using Homework Help […]

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WRDSB is Top Fundraising School Board in Canada for Relay for Life

Posted September 25, 2014

Our mission at the WRDSB, is to prepare, challenge, and inspire our students to be engaged, connected and contributing global citizens.  Our students are actively involved in many different charities and fundraising opportunities each year, at the local level, as well as nationally and internationally. Relay for Life is one event that our schools host each year, […]

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Forest Hill PS Student Featured on TED ED Blog

Posted September 25, 2014

Forest Hill Public School student Willo is passionate about sharks. So much so, that when her grade five class was creating their own research projects for the TED ED Club, Willo decided to try and get people to think about the stereotypes of sharks. “What do you think of sharks? You may think they’re ugly, mean, rude […]

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Media Release: WRDSB Meets Provincial Average in Grade 10 Literacy Test

Posted September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 Kitchener, ON: More Grade 10 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students demonstrate their confidence and readiness to achieve one of their graduating requirements by attempting the 2014 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) in March of this year. “The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to see the continued efforts […]

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Media Release: Achievement Rates Maintained in Grade 9 Math

Posted September 24, 2014

September 24, 2014 Kitchener, ON: Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released school board results for Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics Assessments. “The Waterloo Region District School Board’s Grade 9 Academic EQAO Mathematics results maintain a high success rate, with 83% of students achieving levels 3 and 4,” states Scott Miller Assistant […]

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Nominations for Membership to the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

Posted September 23, 2014

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites local organizations/associations of parents that operate within the jurisdiction of the WRDSB to apply to serve on the WRDSB Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for the period December 1, 2014 to November 30, 2018. SEAC is a statutory committee of the Board providing advice about Special Education […]

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Media Release – Literacy success continues, while Math remains an area of focus

Posted September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014, Kitchener, ON: Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released school board results for Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessments. “The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to see that Reading and Writing results for our Grade 3 and 6 students continue to increase,” says Scott Miller, […]

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