News & Announcements

WRDSB goes pink for Pink Shirt Day 2017






Yesterday schools across our district celebrated Pink Shirt Day, a day dedicated to eliminating bullying. We asked our schools to share their activities by using #WRDSBPink. View the story “Pink Shirt Day 2017” on Storify

2017-2018 Budget Survey

2017-18 Annual Budget Survey






Calling all staff, students, parents and community members. Have a say in our budget process. Which funding priorities do you think the Board should consider for the 2017-18 school year, and beyond? Respond to the short 2017-18 Annual Budget Survey below to help us identify which areas are important to our WRDSB community. Please keep in […]

2016-17 Grade 7 meningococcal vaccination program update






This information is shared on behalf of Region of Waterloo Public Health. New! Meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) will be delivered to Grade 7 students through community clinics offered for the 2016-17 school year. Clinics are drop-in and will run from 3:30pm – 7:30pm. What is Meningococcal disease? Meningococcal disease is a very serious infection caused by […]

WRDSB appoints two new superintendents of student achievement and well-being






The Waterloo Region District School Board announced the appointment of Evelyn Giannopoulos and Bill Lemon as superintendents, student achievement and well-being, today. Giannopoulos and Lemon assume their roles as superintendents on March 20, 2017, after March break. “I am pleased to welcome Evelyn and Bill to their new positions,” said John Bryant, director of education. […]

WRDSB named in Forbes top 100 Canadian employers






Waterloo Region District School Board is ranked amongst the top 100 employers in Canada according to an annual report from the US-based financial magazine, Forbes. The school district is listed at 88 between the Toronto-based Ontario Power Generation and clothing retailer Joe Fresh. Queen’s University tops the list. WRDSB is among only three school districts […]

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Director’s #WeAreWRDSB Town Hall






We’re throwing the doors of the Education Centre wide open for the first ever Director’s Town Hall meeting. We’re inviting students, parents, staff and community members to our headquarters for the opportunity to take look at the big picture for public education in our region and to talk directly with education leaders in our district. […]

WRDSB students attend 7th annual Gay-Straight Alliance conference






On Wednesday, more than 200 energetic students and staff from the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) gathered at Bingeman’s for the 7th annual Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) conference, in partnership with KW Counselling‘s OK2BME program. Students from 23 WRDSB schools participated in this one-day conference. Joined by community support groups, the conference provided a space […]

PD Day – Friday, February 3, 2017 (Secondary)






This is a reminder of our scheduled Professional Development (PD) Day tomorrow – Friday, February 3, 2017. There will be no school for secondary students. Secondary Teachers Secondary teachers and administrators will be working on school improvement planning on various topics, including mathematics, student well-being, digital learning, and subject-based topics. They will also have time […]

Doon PS principal receives “Canada’s Outstanding Principals” award






Helmut Tinnes, the principal of Doon Public School in south Kitchener, was named one of Canada’s top 40 principals by The Learning Partnership this week. Tinnes joins administrators from across Canada at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto in February to receive one of 40 “Canada’s Outstanding Principals” awards that recognize innovation, leadership and creative problem-solving.






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Director responds to recent terror attack in Quebec






An Arabic version of this message is below. (النسخة العربية من هذه الرسالة هو أدناه.) On Monday morning, Canadians woke to news of an attack on a mosque in Quebec City that left six people dead, and several others wounded. The Prime Minister called the attack an “act of terror against Canada and all Canadians.” This deplorable act […]

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