Student Film Takes Centre Stage at the Charlies

Student filmmakers from across Waterloo Region came together for the 48th annual Charlie Awards Film Festival, hosted at the Original Princess Cinema in Waterloo, on Thursday, April 25. The event celebrates films made by students in the public, coterminous and private schools in Waterloo Region, and offers the chance for students to hear feedback about their work directly from industry professionals.

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In Memoriam: WRDSB Lowers Flags In Honour of Vincent Smith

The Waterloo Region District School Board is mourning the loss of Vincent Smith. Vincent was a teacher with the WRDSB for nearly 30 years, having taught at both Cameron Heights and Eastwood Collegiate Institutes throughout his career. John Bryant, director of education, explained that Vincent’s drive and spirit is one we can all admire. “Our […]

Congratulations Scott McKenzie

We want to congratulate Scott McKenzie on winning the 2018 Innovator Award for Classroom Educator. Scott McKenzie is a Grade 3/4 teacher at New Dundee Public School. He strongly believes that all children should feel successful at school, and he utilizes technology to meet the needs of each and every student in his classroom. This […]

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 […]

World Teachers’ Day 2017

Waterloo region sparkles with talented innovators creating new ideas from quantum computers and Hyperloop transport to progressive thinking on gender issues and social justice. Whether it is high tech innovation or social innovation – changing our society and communities to become better places to live and work and raise a family – we know that […]

CSLC 2017 billet families needed

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to host the 33rd annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC). From September 26-30, Sir John A MacDonald Secondary School (SJAM) is welcoming more than 1,000 student leaders, from all over Canada, to their school. Over the course of the week, CSLC participants will engage in activities and […]

WT Townshend Students Record Living History of Westmount Nursing Home Residents

What was it like back in the day? This is what a group of Grade 5 and 6 students from W.T. Townshend Public School are finding out as they meet with their Westmount Nursing Home ‘grand-friends’ every other week. WTT Trailblazers come with their list of questions, and work on their best listening and writing skills […]

Innovating tomorrow by educating today

In November, we asked our community to help us define in a single statement what the Waterloo Region District School Board is all about. Over the last year, a big team of dedicated and passionate people in Waterloo region worked together to set a new direction for our public schools with a new strategic plan. […]

Waterloo to host student innovation conference

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will host the 33rd annual Canadian Student Leadership Conference (CSLC) at Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School on September 26 – 30, 2017, in partnership with all 16 of our secondary schools. The CSLC is the only national student leadership conference offered in Canada and moves from province […]

Supporting mental health initiatives with Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day and we are encouraging our entire WRDSB community to participate with us. Back in 2011, Bell started a campaign leveraging the popularity of social media. Over the years, it has grown to be internationally recognized with more than $79 million being donated to Canadian mental health initiatives and organizations. Participating […]

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