News & Announcements

Family Survey

Welcome to the 2017-18 Family Survey. Take the Survey We would like to hear from you! Parents and guardians are important partners as we work to provide safe, caring and inclusive places for students to learn and succeed. The survey will remain open until June 28, 2018 at 4pm. Your answers will remain anonymous and […]

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why

As you may have heard in the news, Netflix released the second season of 13 Reasons Why on May 18, 2018. This is a popular series and we anticipate that many young people may watch the show. Some of the content could be potentially triggering for some teens who are more vulnerable at this time. […]

Flying the Pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Principal gets taped to the wall for charity

On May 18, John Mahood Public School came together to celebrate their fundraising success in an unusual way. The school community worked together to raise over $14,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation through their Jump Rope for Heart campaign. The Principal, Mr. Enns, agreed that if his students raised the school’s goal of $8,000, they could […]

Parent Posts

Parent Involvement Committee

By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate (8), who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire (almost 3) will be attending Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20. Are you passionate about education? Are you interested in helping the school board engage with parents? Are you looking […]

Welcome to our 2018-19 student trustees

At last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, trustees appointed the new student trustees for the 2018-19 school year. We would like to welcome Oscar Judelson-Kelly, a Grade 11 student from Cameron Heights CI, and Ben Wahl, a Grade 11 student from Waterloo CI. WRDSB has two student representatives who are selected each year by the Board-wide […]

Parent Posts

The Screen-“Free” Challenge

By Brent Hutzal – Brent is co-chair of Parent Involvement Committee. He has two daughters, Kate (8), who attends Bridgeport Public School, and Claire (almost 3) will be attending Bridgeport Public School JK Class of 2019-20. “Daddy, did they have Screen-Free Week when you were a little boy?” Kate asked me on the Sunday evening […]

Parent Posts

Journey of Support

By Angela (In order to protect the identity of the student involved, this Parent Post has been published using only the first name of the author). Mental illness has been a very real journey for our family over the past eight years. My daughter was internationally adopted when she was two years old. She had […]

Happy Support Staff Appreciation Day

At Waterloo Region District School Board we believe that all of our staff play an important role in supporting students’ confidence and success. May 9th marks Support Staff Appreciation Day. This is a day in which we celebrate the skills, commitment and dedication of our educational support staff in helping create bright futures for our students. […]

Congratulations Tania Bumstead

On May 7, Tania Bumstead was presented with the Prime Minister’s award for teaching excellence in STEM. Tania has been teaching for the past 18 years and is currently a teacher at Vista Hills Public School. She is an innovative teacher who believes in teaching students to be equipped for the future, whatever that may bring. […]

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