News & Announcements

Outgoing student trustees reflect on 2016-17 school year






During the month of June, most Waterloo Region District School Board students look forward to leaving the classroom for the summer. But for two students the end of the school year also marks the end of their time in the boardroom. Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal will officially finish their terms as Student Trustees on July 31.

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National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism






On June 23rd Waterloo Region District School Board buildings are lowering flags to half-mast in memory of those who have lost their lives through acts of terror in Canada and around the world. WRDSB also wishes to extend condolences to all who have been affected by terrorism. This day marks the anniversary of the Air […]

WRDSB recognizes National Aboriginal Day (National Indigenous Peoples Day) on June 21






This year marks the 21st anniversary of the first National Aboriginal Day in 1996. June 21 was chosen as National Aboriginal Day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice – the first day of summer and longest day of the year, the rebirth of Mother Earth – and because many Aboriginal communities mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage. Setting aside a day for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples is part of the wider recognition of their primary and founding place within the fabric of Canada and their on-going contributions as First Peoples.






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Summertime sun safety






Warm weather has finally arrived in Waterloo region and with it comes a reminder on sun safety. We believe in promoting sun safety through education and working with our community partners, such as Public Health. Creating shaded spaces in our school yards and play areas is a key component of our Sun Safety and Shading […]

Vimy Oak planted in memory of milestone celebration






“Planting a Vimy Oak is a great way to commemorate the soldiers who gave their lives to provide the freedom we experience today, along with the students who went on the trip to mark the 100th anniversary,” said Lisa Hicknell, history teacher at Grand River.







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Summer school transportation schedules now available






Summer school courses at Waterloo District School Board secondary schools begin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

If you are using Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) to attend summer school, the bus schedules and stop locations are now available. Please be at your bus stop 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.

If you have any questions about summer school transportation, please contact STSWR at 519-650-4934 ext. 221.






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Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year






Trustees unanimously approved a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year at a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 14, 2017. Trustees received a balanced budget of $751.8M, including a capital budget of $72.5M that meets our legislation requirements. The budget is subject to final approval at the Board Meeting on June 26, […]

10 students, $50,000 in Legacy Scholarships






The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to announce the 2017 Legacy Scholarship recipients. This year, a total value of $50,000 will be awarded to 10 WRDSB students.






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Parent resources for Pride conversations






For the month of June, all WRDSB schools and the education centre are flying the Pride flag. Below are some frequently asked questions and resources to help guide conversations for parents and caregivers. Why is my child’s school flying the Pride flag? The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians […]

Have your say in the 2017-18 school year budget






How can you give input? Appear as a delegation on June 14, 2017, at the Special Committee of the Whole Meeting. If you would like to appear as a delegation, you must register with the Manager of Corporate Services by noon on Wednesday, June 14. Delegations must relate to budget matters only. More information on delegation […]

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