News & Announcements

“I avoided telling the hockey community.” Brock McGillis shares his story with Laurentian PS students, staff






More than 400 students and staff gathered in the gymnasium at Laurentian Public School to hear Brock McGillis, former Ontario Hockey League player and now public speaker, share his story about his life as a gay, professional hockey player.

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Doon PS student spells his way to Washington DC






Akshansh Ajay Kumar is leaving Doon Public School for the hustle and bustle Washington DC; at least temporarily. Akshansh is competing in the National Spelling Bee this weekend. He’s one of only three students from Ontario to reach the international competition and the only WRDSB student. His journey to Washington started with a spelling bee […]

Reminder: Ottawa Street Reconstruction






A reminder to staff and visitors that road closures are expected surrounding the Education Centre in the near future. It is expected around Thursday, May 25th that Homer Watson Boulevard and Alpine Road will both be closed on the south side of Ottawa Street. They will remain closed for about 14 weeks. This is in addition […]

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, Grade 9 assessments on June 5






Beginning Tuesday, May 23, Grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.






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2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available






The 2017-18 School Year Calendar is now available. School will start on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Winter holidays run between December 25, 2017 and January 5, 2018, and March break runs from March 12 to March 16, 2018. The last day of classes will be Thursday, June 28, 2018. The 2017-18 School Year Calendar contains detailed […]

Southwood SS celebrates Ontario’s 150th with an evening of art, history on May 25






On Thursday, May 25, Southwood Secondary School is celebrating Ontario’s 150th with an evening of multi-disciplinary art performance and installation in downtown Cambridge.

At the Mill Race Park Amphitheatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m., performances will feature Cam Earnshaw, former Southwood student and Berklee College of Music graduate, and Gary Kirkham, filmmaker, video designer and playwright.






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Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School student wins $5,000 scholarship






Miranda Schultz, student at Waterloo-Oxford Secondary School, is the recipient of the 2017 St. Jerome’s University Legacy Scholarship award.






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EXTENDED: Safe, Caring & Inclusive School Surveys for parents/guardians






We are committed to providing safe, caring and inclusive learning environments for everyone to help our students learn and succeed. One way for us to find out how best to do this is to ask students in Grades 3-11, staff and parents/guardians how they feel about their school and interactions with teachers and other students. […]

Elmira community officially opens new Riverside Public School






The Elmira community came out in full force to celebrate the official opening of Riverside Public School and Elmira Children’s Centre. On May 9, more than 150 students, parents, staff and community members joined the celebration. In addition to students, staff and community members, the school welcomed many special guests, including Meaghan Martin on behalf […]

Stream of Dreams: Eco-educational program raises awareness






In conjunction with the Grand River Conservation Authority, students from J.W. Gerth Public School, have completed their Stream of Dreams project. As a recipient of the Tim Walker Award for Environmental Stewardship, the school received funding to turn their idea into a reality. More than 700 “dreamfish” were custom-designed by each student and mounted on […]

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