News & Announcements

Free safeTALK training

safeTALK is training that prepares participants, 15 years of age or older, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action […]

Spring into spring on April 25

Join us on April 25 for the Waterloo region Spring Walk to School Day. Spring is a great time to think about getting active outdoors. Walking and wheeling to school helps children connect to the earth, see plants and animals that arrive in the spring, and reduce their ecological footprint. Since walking or wheeling to […]

Waterloo Region Community Wellbeing Survey

Help shape happy and healthy communities in Waterloo Region. The Region of Waterloo, in collaboration with local partners, is hosting a community survey on wellbeing. Residents of the region have the opportunity to complete the anonymous survey which will help to inform future priorities and direct where change is needed most in our community. For more […]

Parent Posts

PIC Parent Conference 2018

By Laurie Tremble – Laurie is a member of the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) and former co-chair of the Waterloo Region Assembly of Public School Councils (WRAPSC). She is a parent to two boys – Luke attends grade 10 at Grand River Collegiate, and Sean attends grade 8 at Sunnyside. On Saturday, April 7, the […]

April 16: All schools closed due to weather

Due to the inclement weather, all WRDSB schools are CLOSED today. All Extended Day programs are cancelled. Our Education Centre remains OPEN for those who can safely arrive at work. All night school classes have been cancelled tonight (April 16). Night school classes will continue as scheduled on Thursday. All evening rental permits have also been […]

Congratulations Lori and Thea of Westvale PS

We want to congratulate Westvale Public School’s Lori Hodgson, an Educational Assistant, and Thea Ross, a Grade 6 student, for being recognized as leaders in our community. The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program celebrates women and girls whose volunteer work has improved the lives of others in their community. On Friday, April 13, […]

April 14 & 15: JamHacks event has been postponed

Due to inclement weather, the JamHacks event scheduled for April 14 & 15 at Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School has been postponed.  Please stay tuned to SJAM’s website ​for updated information on a new date for this event.

April 14: All international language programs cancelled

Due to the inclement weather forecast over the weekend and special weather statement in effect for Waterloo region, all international language programs on Saturday, April 14 have been cancelled.  

Update: Hold and Secure at Queen Elizabeth PS

Update – At approximately 12:40 p.m, the hold and secure was lifted at Queen Elizabeth Public School. All students and staff are safe and the school day will continue as normal.  At around 11:15 a.m., a hold and secure was issued at Queen Elizabeth Public School. Waterloo Regional Police Services have been called and are […]

Suspect arrested in the threat against KCI

We would like to thank our partners at Waterloo Regional Police Service for their swift action and apprehension of the suspect in the case of a threat made against the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School community. We can confirm that the suspect in this case is a current Waterloo Region District School Board student. As […]

Teaching teachers tech at the Ontario summit

On Saturday, April 7, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School hosted teachers from across Ontario at the EdTechTeam Ontario Summit. This was the 6th annual event, which brings educators together to learn about new tools and skills in education technology. Presenters covered a large array of topics, from digitizing math to using technology for the preservation aboriginal […]

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