Category: Community

All the news and sponsored events within our school communities.

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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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 […]

We asked. You answered. A review of community feedback during budget






Waterloo Region District School Board continues to work hard with students, staff, parents and caregivers, and community partners, to ensure education and student success is a partnership. This is why we called on you to participate in our annual budget survey, from February 21 to March 10, and provide input on the funding priorities and […]

Pride flag to fly at all WRDSB locations during June






During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, parents/caregivers and community members identify as members of the Rainbow (or LGBTQ+) community.

We’re joined by more than 200 #WRDSB staff and students at this year’s #GSAconference at @bingemans. It’s been an incredible honour to partner with @kwcounselling for 7 years for a day of learning, growth and acceptance. #OK2BME2017 #lgbtq #OK2BME #prideineducation

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Reminder: Ottawa Street Reconstruction






A reminder to staff and visitors that road closures are expected surrounding the Education Centre in the near future. It is expected around Thursday, May 25th that Homer Watson Boulevard and Alpine Road will both be closed on the south side of Ottawa Street. They will remain closed for about 14 weeks. This is in addition […]

Southwood SS celebrates Ontario’s 150th with an evening of art, history on May 25






On Thursday, May 25, Southwood Secondary School is celebrating Ontario’s 150th with an evening of multi-disciplinary art performance and installation in downtown Cambridge.

At the Mill Race Park Amphitheatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m., performances will feature Cam Earnshaw, former Southwood student and Berklee College of Music graduate, and Gary Kirkham, filmmaker, video designer and playwright.






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