Category: Community

All the news and sponsored events within our school communities.

Region of Waterloo named as a finalist in the Smart Cities Challenge

On Friday, it was announced that the Region of Waterloo has been short listed as one of five finalists in the large cities category of the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Challenge. This is a new challenge that encourages communities to come up with innovative solutions to their most pressing priority. Our region is focusing on the area […]

Rosemount School Farewell Open House

After 60 years of serving the Rosemount community, Rosemount School will be closing its doors in June 2018. Past and present Rosemount staff, students and community members are invited to celebrate the legacy of the school at a farewell open house. The school is encouraging guests to share any Rosemount memorabilia by bringing them to display […]

Principal gets taped to the wall for charity

On May 18, John Mahood Public School came together to celebrate their fundraising success in an unusual way. The school community worked together to raise over $14,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation through their Jump Rope for Heart campaign. The Principal, Mr. Enns, agreed that if his students raised the school’s goal of $8,000, they could […]

Join the Parent Involvement Committee

The Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is now accepting applications until June 1st. PIC invites parents/guardians of students currently enrolled in one of the WRDSB schools OR community members who do not have children currently enrolled in a WRDSB school to apply for positions on the committee. The goal of PIC is to have members who are committed […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning takes place annually on April 28. This weekend schools throughout Waterloo Region District School Board, as well as at the Education Centre, will be flying flags at half-mast in dedication to the memory of thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related […]

Spring into spring on April 25

Join us on April 25 for the Waterloo region Spring Walk to School Day. Spring is a great time to think about getting active outdoors. Walking and wheeling to school helps children connect to the earth, see plants and animals that arrive in the spring, and reduce their ecological footprint. Since walking or wheeling to […]

Waterloo Region Community Wellbeing Survey

Help shape happy and healthy communities in Waterloo Region. The Region of Waterloo, in collaboration with local partners, is hosting a community survey on wellbeing. Residents of the region have the opportunity to complete the anonymous survey which will help to inform future priorities and direct where change is needed most in our community. For more […]

Teaching teachers tech at the Ontario summit

On Saturday, April 7, Jacob Hespeler Secondary School hosted teachers from across Ontario at the EdTechTeam Ontario Summit. This was the 6th annual event, which brings educators together to learn about new tools and skills in education technology. Presenters covered a large array of topics, from digitizing math to using technology for the preservation aboriginal […]

Important message on the recent threats in our school communities

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers, As many students, parents and guardians are aware, over these last few weeks, many threats have been made against a number of schools within the Waterloo Region District School Board and across the province. These threats have been issued by persons leaving behind inappropriate messages in a variety of school […]

Free mental wellness seminar for secondary students – Saturday, April 7, 2018

Elevate Waterloo: Mental Wellness Seminar for Secondary Students will be taking place this Saturday, April 7 at Albert McCormick Community Centre in Waterloo. The event focuses on recognizing issues underlying student mental health, and learning to be more mindful while responding to these issues. The event is free for secondary students, and costs $5 for […]

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