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Army reserve co-op education program Information Night






The Canadian Army Reserve offers co-operative education opportunities to Waterloo Region students in order to introduce young Canadians to the diverse career opportunities within the Canadian Armed Forces. The Militia co-op program includes basic military training, first-aid, navigation, field craft, career awareness, communication, self-defense and training in the operation of military equipment. The Application process […]

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Grade 9 EQAO assessments postponed to tomorrow






In light of the decision to cancel transportation due to the current icy conditions, WRDSB Secondary Schools will reschedule any Grade 9 EQAO examinations planned for today to tomorrow. EQAO tests in Grade 9 can be scheduled across a number of days, therefore not every Grade 9 student is affected by the decision to postpone today’s […]

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School buses cancelled; all schools open






Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board are cancelled. ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE OPEN. All Extended Day Childcare Programs are OPEN. The Education Centre is OPEN.

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Democracy comes to life for students at Hillcrest PS






A Canadian government lesson came to life for students at Hillcrest Public School when they welcomed the Honourable Dave Levac into their class this week. Dressed in the traditional uniform of black robes and a tricorne hat, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, shared his knowledge and experience with a Grade 5 social studies […]

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School buses cancelled






Due to the current icy road conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes operated by the Waterloo Region District School Board are cancelled. All schools are open and extended day childcare programs are open. Parents and students should take care getting to school. If you judge it is not safe to do so, […]

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French Immersion registration opens January 9, 2017






Families of children entering Grade 1 in the 2017-18 school year can register for French Immersion January 9 -31, 2017. Register online at wrdsb.ca/french.

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Rescheduled French Immersion Information Session






An information session for French Immersion has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7pm at our Education Centre – 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener. Parents/guardians of children in senior kindergarten are invited to attend the information session to learn more about French programs in the WRDSB and the registration process for Grade 1 French Immersion. Registration […]

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Ontario offering financial assistance for post-secondary education






Are you currently in Grade 12 and applying to post-secondary programs for the fall? Applications are now open for college and university programs with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The last date for university applications is January 11, 2017. College applications for the fall term should be submitted before February 1, 2017. As part […]

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REMINDER: Changes to WiFi access begin January 3, 2017






On January 3, 2017, WRDSB is introducing changes to the filtering of internet content on our password-free wireless network, WRDSB Wireless. These changes mean that if you continue to connect using WRDSB Wireless you will no longer be able to access some popular websites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Vimeo. You can continue to […]

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Correction: Saturday School Cancellations






Due to the inclement weather forecast over the weekend and special weather statement in effect for Waterloo region, schools will be closed this Saturday. The international language programs are cancelled. All school rentals are cancelled and organizers will receive an email detailing cancellation procedures.

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