Category: Community

All the news and sponsored events within our school communities.

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed each September 30 […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Education Centre and school buildings will be joining other Ontario government establishments in flying the Canadian flag at half-mast this weekend to mark Firefighters’ National Memorial Day. Firefighters’ National Memorial Day was instated by the federal government last year and is celebrated annually on the second Sunday of […]

Full-time volunteer football coach needed at Huron Heights SS

Huron Heights Secondary School (HHSS) is looking for a full-time volunteer coach for their senior boys’ football team, until the conclusion of the season, which could be until November 30, 2018. Coaching a sports team can be a very rewarding experience, not only for the coaching staff but for the players, their families, friends and […]

Happy Canada Day

We are wishing our WRDSB family a happy and safe Canada Day. Please be reminded that the Education Centre will be closed on July 2 to recognize the statutory holiday. Our former superintendent, Senator Marty Deacon, has shared a special greeting with the Waterloo region to celebrate Canada Day.

Parent Posts

Promoting diversity and inclusivity

The following messages of support were written by WRDSB parents. They explain what flying the rainbow flag at their child’s school means to them. “I once flew the rainbow flag to celebrate individual identities, particular queer ones, but now I fly it to remind my children that there are different kinds of families in our […]

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21 as National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as National Aboriginal Day) […]

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 […]

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