Category: Community

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 […]

Director's Town Hall

Please join us at our Director’s Town Hall

This is an evening for families, students and staff to come together to create a bright future for our children. There will be activities and opportunities for you to provide your feedback and input. Register Online When: Wednesday, April 25 Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m. Where: Education Centre, 51 Ardelt Avenue, Kitchener We want to hear what […]

Tackling community issues at Manchester PS

The Manchester Public School Grade 5/6 class were given an assignment to write persuasive letters to government officials on a community issue they were concerned about. Three students wrote to the City of Cambridge about their safety concerns with an inaccessible median at the Dundas Beverly intersection. On March 19th, the Mayor of Cambridge surprised […]

Free safeTALK training

safeTALK is training that prepares participants, 15 years of age or older, to become a suicide-alert helper. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action […]

Message from the Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy

Purple substance detected in Waterloo Region The Waterloo Region Integrated Drugs Strategy is issuing a warning this week regarding a purple substance suspected to be fentanyl. This substance has a consistency like ‘play dough’ with a purple hue. It is currently undergoing testing through Health Canada. For more information, please visit  

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