Category: Community

All the news and sponsored events within our school communities.

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Wednesday, December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To mark the day, flags at our buildings will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset. On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l’École […]






Principal Morgan gives his 100th blood donation

Next month, Principal Paul Morgan from Elmira District Secondary School will be retiring. Principal Morgan is a regular blood donor and was coming up to his 100th donation. In lieu of retirement gifts, he asked students and staff to support his 100th donation by coming out to give blood at the Elmira Lions Club blood […]






Join the conversation on how to improve assessments

Conversations for Improvement Join the province-wide conversation about how best to improve Ontario’s approaches to classroom assessments, large-scale provincial assessments including Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments, and Ontario’s participation in pan-Canadian and international assessment programs. Your feedback will help inform a report being submitted Spring 2018 to the Premier and Minister of Education […]






Rick Hansen Barrier Buster Event

Today, we celebrated a big achievement in accessibility and inclusivity in our schools with the unveiling of a new portable wheelchair lift at Glencairn Public School. We strive to create an environment for all of our students and staff that values independence, dignity, inclusiveness and respect. This lift removes a significant barrier in our schools so […]






Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.






The Making of Maddie’s Wish

Maddie Umbach is a quiet, but self-assured, girl in Grade 3 at Westvale Public School. Her teacher, Mrs. Quinton, describes her as “a role model to us all.” This is because Maddie is living with juvenile arthritis. Mrs. Quinton explained that although Maddie deals with pain on a daily basis, she doesn’t complain and is […]






Public Health wants to hear from you on Supervised Injection Services

Region of Waterloo Public Health and community partners have started having conversations about supervised injection services. They are asking those who live, work and go to school in Waterloo region for their opinion on these services. You can have your say on Supervised Injection Services through the region’s online survey. To participate in the survey […]






Did a white school bus make you do a double take?

Yellow school buses are a common sight in most neighbourhoods across the Region, but have you seen our white school buses? We have used these unique buses for a few years as wheelchair school buses. Our white buses are recognizable by their distinct colour and black lettering across the back that reads School Purpose Vehicle. […]






Dress Purple Day on October 24th

#IBREAKthesilence On Tuesday, October 24th staff and students across Ontario will dress in purple to raise awareness and show support for every child’s rights to safety and well-being. On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge the important role everybody in our community plays in keeping children safe. Child abuse and neglect is a sad reality that […]






EXTENDED: #WeSingOCanada together

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Friday, November 24, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. It’s time to show your Canadian pride, WRDSB fam. We are creating a brand new O Canada video – and we want you to be the star. You can be a part of a brand new national anthem video […]






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