News & Announcements

Two WRDSB Teachers Receive Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence

Two Waterloo Region District School Board teachers received Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM. Aleda Klassen of Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Calvin Van Eek of Waterloo-Oxford District Secondary School were recognized by the Prime Minister for their dedication and commitment to teaching and their students. The Prime Minister’s Awards for […]

Students Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at the Kitchener Market

The sun was shining bright as students from Eastwood Collegiate Institute transformed the Kitchener Market into a learning space for all on Friday, June 21 to help mark National Indigenous Peoples Day. Students and members of the public had the chance to take part in a number of educational opportunities, learn about Indigenous dance and […]

Summer hours for WRDSB Education Centre

Starting July 2 until August 23, 2019, our Education Centre (51 Ardelt Ave, Kitchener) will be closed to the public on Fridays. Regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will be maintained Monday to Thursday during this time. Friday hours will resume the week of August 26. The Education Centre will also be closed […]

Student trustees reflect on the importance of inclusion

Our students are first – each and every one. This is a message that the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) takes seriously and serves as a reminder to continue working for equity and inclusion for all students within our schools. At its core, the Pride flag represents acceptance and inclusion in our communities, making […]

Director’s Year-End Message

The 2018-2019 school year was one of growth and learning for our entire system. We accomplished a great deal this year, and we should all be proud of how far we have progressed towards achieving our operational goals and implementing our strategic plan. We remain committed to reaching our ultimate goals and will remain laser-focused on our work to ensure our students are first – each and every one.

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Budget and Senior Staffing Update

Like many schools boards from across the Province, the WRDSB has been working hard to address a budget shortfall resulting from recent Ministry of Education funding decisions. In response to these budgetary challenges, and in an effort to minimize the impact on classrooms and students, reductions have been made to a variety of central positions. […]

WRDSB Students Showcase Their Skills At Provincial Competition

Students from the Waterloo Region District School Board brought home one silver and two gold medals from the Skills Ontario Competition held on May 6-8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. A total of 17 students from the WRDSB competed at the provincial level, in 14 separate competitions, ranging from cabinetmaking to floristry. This year’s medal […]

Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 school year

Trustees approved a balanced budget for the 2019-2020 school year at the June 24, 2019 Board Meeting. Trustees received a balanced budget with revenues of $775.5M, including a capital budget of $57.2M that meets our legislation requirements. Despite shortened timelines, our Financial Services Team worked diligently with all departments to ensure spending trends were analyzed, […]

Award Recognizes Forest Heights Student’s Work Opening Minds Through Art

Art is opening minds and bringing generations together in Kitchener, thanks to the dedication and passion of students, teachers and facilitators. The efforts of Lillian Hyatt, a Grade 9 Forest Heights Collegiate Institute student, in particular, have garnered special attention. At the 22nd Annual Kitchener Youth Action Council Awards, Hyatt won the Intergenerational Award for […]

Flags lowered for National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) office locations and school buildings will be joining other Government of Canada establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism, which takes place annually on June 23. This day marks the anniversary of the Air India flight […]

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