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SCHOOL OF THE DAY: unlearn. presentation inspires Sandowne PS

Posted November 28, 2014

Sheli Wallace-Stoltz, a grade 5/6 teacher at Sandowne Public School, along with Lisa Weiler Haskins, an educational assistant, Maaz Ghazi, a grade 5 student, and Khai Philavong, a grade 6 student, attended an unlearn. poster project presentation by Abhi Ahluwalia, founder and owner of unlearn. at The Family Centre. The purpose of the learning and leadership opportunity […]

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Edna Staebler PS Receives Recognition Award from EQAO

Posted November 28, 2014

The Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has awarded Edna Staebler PS the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson – Recognition of Achievement Award, at a ceremony in Toronto. The school is being honoured for its efforts at improving student achievement over the years, and its use of EQAO  data to improve student learning. The Waterloo school […]

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Changes to Grade 7 & 8 French Immersion

Posted November 27, 2014

To comply with Ministry of Education French Immersion requirements, beginning in September 2015 the Waterloo Region District School Board will be offering some changes to the Partial French Immersion program for students entering grades 7 and 8. Presently, students continuing in the grade 7 and 8 program receive 35% of their instruction in French language.  […]

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Westheights PS teacher featured on Kidblog

Posted November 27, 2014

Siobhan Shonk is a teacher who loves to include new and innovative ideas in her classroom to promote student voice and engagement, and it is because of her passion that she was chosen to be a feature blog writer on Kidblog. Kidblog, a resource she uses within her classroom, is a blogging platform providing teachers with the […]

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SCHOOL OF THE DAY: St. Jacobs PS makes a difference with We Scare Hunger

Posted November 27, 2014

At St. Jacobs Public School, the Me to We team held a school-wide food drive in support of Woolwich Community Services. The goal was to have each class collect non-perishable food items, build a sculpture with the items and name it. The sculptures were then judged based on creativity and design. A total of 364 food items […]

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Bullying Awareness Week at Grand River CI

Posted November 26, 2014

The Peer Support and Student Executive classes at Grand River Collegiate Institute (GRCI) worked very hard last week running activities for the annual Bullying Awareness Week. Monday – The week was launched by posting a banner by the Student Executive class for students to add their signature for “Stand Up, Speak Up ” to bullying. Tuesday […]

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SCHOOL OF THE DAY: Smithson PS takes part in Canadian history

Posted November 26, 2014

On February 15, 2015, the Canadian Flag will be 50 years old and this anniversary will hold special meaning to staff and students at Smithson Public School. A local group called the “Flag Wavers of Waterloo Region” has launched a campaign to mark the flag’s milestone. The goal of their efforts is to let Canadians know […]

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SCHOOL OF THE DAY: Rising high at Elgin Street PS

Posted November 25, 2014

Since school started in September, Elgin Street Public School has been very busy. One of the projects they have been working on is creating their own school song. Written and produced by their music teacher, Mrs. Thakkar, the song includes the character traits staff and students show in and out of school: R.I.S.E. (Respect, Integrity, Sharing and Empathy). […]

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Highlights – November 24 Board Meeting

Posted November 25, 2014

Director’s Update Waterloo Region District School Board – Board Meeting On November 24, 2014 at 7:00pm, the WRDSB held its monthly Board Meeting. The agenda and reports for this meeting are available on the Board’s website by clicking here. No delegations appeared at this meeting. Receipt/Approval of Minutes Trustees approved the following minutes: Committee of […]

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2-time Olympic swimmer visits Blair Road PS

Posted November 24, 2014

Julia Wilkinson, 2-time Olympic swimmer, dropped by Blair Road Public School on Friday and spoke to the grade 3s through 6s. She shared many stories from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games she competed at, and the obstacles she overcame to achieve her dream of going to the Olympics. The important message Julia left the students […]

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