News & Announcements

Students Speak Up at VOICES Conference

The VOICES Conference brought students from all sixteen of our secondary schools, and our U-Turn program together to brainstorm ideas to overcome barriers to student engagement they experience at school. These 65 students come from different backgrounds, lived experiences and are considered in-risk. This conference provided them with an opportunity to have meaningful conversations about […]

A Good Reason to Dance at Howard Robertson

The music was pumping and students were grooving at Howard Robertson Public School in Kitchener on Thursday, March 7, 2019, for their Dance-A-Thon fundraiser in support of Nutrition for Learning. Their initial goal of $1000 has been quickly surpassed, explained Rachel Willms, a special ed resource teacher at Howard Robertson. Vice-Principal Taryn Dowsling echoes her […]

A Message Regarding the Attacks in New Zealand

This morning, we awoke to the news of yet another terrorist attack on a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, that has left 49 people dead and several others wounded. We stand together in grieving this tragedy with our community. This senseless act will impact the thousands of students, staff, families and community members we welcome […]

Kitchener CI welcomes the Waterloo Regional Police Service

On March 13, members of Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) will be taking part in a training session onsite at Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI). Throughout the school year, we partner with WRPS to engage in training opportunities. There will be no access to the school on March 13th for any students or staff members. The […]

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members – apply today

Our Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is looking for new members. They invite parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of our schools to apply. The fundamental fact is that parents + engagement = student success. Your involvement with PIC can help us optimize this equation. The mandate for this committee is to: Provide information and advice on parent […]

Federal Minister responds to student call for gender equality

When Favour Arisekola-Ojo chose to write the Honourable Maryam Monsef a letter, she didn’t think she would get a reply. She was doing her assignment, a persuasive writing exercise, about the lack of representation of women in sports. The Minister for Women and Gender Equality seemed like the right person to send the letter to. […]

Students Live Proud at 9th annual GSA Conference

Decked out in pink shirts for #PinkShirtDay, students, educators and community partners from across Waterloo Region packed into Bingemans Conference Centre for the 9th annual Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Conference. Hosted in partnership with KW Counselling Services and Waterloo Region District School Board, the theme of this year’s conference, “Live Proud,” was everywhere. Washington […]

Have your say in our funding priorities – take our survey

There is still time to have your say and participate in our annual budget survey. By participating, you will tell us which funding priorities we should consider as we prepare our budget for the 2019-2020 school year, and beyond. Please complete our short survey to help us identify what areas matter to our communities. The survey […]

In Memoriam: WRDSB Lowers Flags In Honour of Vincent Smith

The Waterloo Region District School Board is mourning the loss of Vincent Smith. Vincent was a teacher with the WRDSB for nearly 30 years, having taught at both Cameron Heights and Eastwood Collegiate Institutes throughout his career. John Bryant, director of education, explained that Vincent’s drive and spirit is one we can all admire. “Our […]

Insights and Action Report: 2018 Director’s Town Hall & Community Engagement

In spring 2018, the Waterloo Region District School Board held a Town Hall event, hosted in-person focus groups and launched a Family survey to gather feedback. All of these events were designed to ensure families and students of diverse backgrounds and abilities could participate in activities and engage with the content. We know that our […]

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