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Day 7: Forest Hill PS’s HERO Gift Shop

With a quick visit to Forest Hill Public School’s HERO Gift Shop, it’s hard to spot the difference between giving and getting. “It’s been such an amazing experience,” says Rebecca Bearinger-Fay. “And the giving just keeps on happening.” Each day, staff are on the lookout to see their students doing something kind. They then recognize […]

Day 6: Grand River CI hosts 26th annual student and senior tea

For the 26th year in a row, Grand River Collegiate Institute (GRCI) welcomed members of the community for their annual student and senior Christmas tea. More than 165 seniors from various retirement homes in the area were treated to an afternoon filled with the musical talents of students and staff, as well as holiday treats […]

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Congratulations to the HeForShe writing contest winners

This fall, 97 secondary school students entered the HeForShe writing contest hosted in collaboration with the University of Waterloo. Participants were asked to consider how gender equity fits into a larger equity story, and explore where there are overlaps and connections between gender and race, ethnicity, age, ability, class, faith and/or sexuality. Through poetry, fiction […]

Day 5: An entire week of giving at Elizabeth Ziegler PS

During this time of year many of our schools participate in a week of giving, where each day is devoted to a different cause. At Elizabeth Ziegler Public School, this week is organized by the Union of Youth student group. On Make ‘em Smile Monday, small items such as books and games were brought in […]

Parent Posts

Supporting our children through loss

By Judie Coutts – This is Judie’s first year as a volunteer on the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC). She is a mother of two daughters and parents with her husband Craig. Her youngest is a Grade 10 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute and her eldest recently graduated Grade 12 IB and is presently at Queens University seeking a […]

Day 4: Thank you for supporting us by supporting our children

The holiday season is a time for all of us to give thanks and take stock of the things we are grateful for. We are so fortunate to have many community partners helping us ensure that our students have the support they need to learn. On behalf of Waterloo Region District School Board, I want […]

Executive compensation consultation

We are currently inviting our community to give us their views on our proposed plan for compensation for executives in Waterloo Region District School Board. For us to innovate tomorrow by educating today, we need to be able to attract and retain quality leadership so we have developed, in consultation with the Government of Ontario, […]

Day 3: Queensmount’s “Operation Give so People can Live”

The giving spirit is alive at Queensmount Public School, where a group of 35 students from the Queensmount Leadership Team (QLT) are rapping their way into the holidays. Yes, rapping. “We have a really great group of QLT students, they truly amaze me,” said Taryn Dowsling, a Grade 8 and special education resource teacher. “We […]

Day 2: Southwood silent auction supports student well-being

For many, the holiday season can feel very different – it can be a time of joy or a time of sorrow – but it is the caring and compassion of others that can make a big difference in someone’s life during this time of year. After going through some personal hardships and leaning on […]

Day 1 of 12 days of giving

Day 1: Party with a purpose at Glenview Park SS

At the end of November, 130 GPSS students and staff came together in a fun and meaningful way to raise money for children with cancer and their families. The Inside Ride is an indoor cycling challenge and fundraising event presented by the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. This giving party was an exciting morning […]

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