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Lester B. Pearson PS makes a big food bank donation

At Lester B. Pearson Public School, they believe each and every student has the ability to make a positive difference in the world. This difference can start simply with an encouraging word or an act of kindness. Once it starts, students have the power to grow their actions to achieve greater impact. Lester B. Pearson […]

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Come borrow a book at your child’s school library

Did you know that you and your child can visit our school libraries and sign out books before your little one starts in September? We are inviting our families to use their school’s library, once their child has been registered for Kindergarten. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to become familiar with […]

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Name our New School!

Help Us Name Our New School!

In 2016, we will open a new elementary school on Sweet Gale Street, in the Vista Hills area of west Waterloo. We invite all members of our community help us name this school filling out the form below. A committee made up of Waterloo trustees, the area superintendent, communications staff and the principal will select […]

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Edna Staebler PS celebrates with goat kissing

According to the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of the Goat, and the students from Edna Staebler Public School earned the privilege of seeing their principal kiss a goat. How you might ask? Well, their Me to We student group spoke to the school about poverty levels around the world, raising awareness for the need […]

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Suddaby PS hosts learning skills workshop

Last night, the staff and school council at Suddaby Public School teamed up to host their first ever Learning Skills Night for their families. Learning skills is an area of focus at Suddaby PS for this school year, as part of the school improvement plan for student achievement.  Students have been setting goals, taking steps to work towards […]

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Sheppard PS takes the Polar Plunge

It seems that whenever Sheppard Public School is given a challenge, they always rise to the occasion – it also usually means that an array of crazy requests end up being put upon their teachers as a way to celebrate! The latest one was their Polar Plunge to celebrate reaching their goal in the We Create Change campaign to buy goats […]

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Highlights – March 23, 2015 Committee of the Whole Meeting

On Monday, March 23, 2015 the Waterloo Region District School Board held a Committee of the Whole Meeting. The agenda and reports for this meeting can be found online . No delegations appeared at this meeting. Policy and Governance (30 minutes) Final Approval of Board Policy 4014 – Extreme Temperatures Trustees deferred this policy back to staff […]

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The halls are alive with music at Trillium PS

Each year, Trillium Public School participates in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony school concert program. This program is a partnership between the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and local schools, providing students with an opportunity to be exposed to the world of music beyond the school and to hear a real symphony perform. Last year, some Trillium PS students were even […]

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Cambridge art gallery shows artwork from Avenue Road PS

Mrs. Nicolescu’s Grade 6 students from Avenue Road Public School had the privilege of showcasing their artwork in an exhibit called, “Exhibition of Paintings” at the Dorothy Harvey Gallery in the City of Cambridge’s City Hall. As part of their art class project, Laurie Wonfor-Nolan, a Cambridge artist, donated her time to teach the class an art style […]

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New Pilot Funding Initiative for Schools

The Waterloo Region District school board has partnered with My Class Needs, a not-for-profit foundation associated with Curriculum Services Canada, to offer a unique opportunity to support classroom teachers in securing additional resources to support student learning, well-being and achievement. The program provides grants for materials/services up to a maximum of $750 per class. To qualify, […]

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Waterloo CI student named top RBC Black History Month scholarship winner

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) student Emma Cohen for receiving the top scholarship award of $5,000 by RBC for their 2015 Black History Month Student Essay. Emma is a strong social justice advocate with a passion for writing, politics and social justice issues. Making a difference and […]

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