Category: Feature

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 […]

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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 […]

Democracy comes to life for students at Hillcrest PS






A Canadian government lesson came to life for students at Hillcrest Public School when they welcomed the Honourable Dave Levac into their class this week. Dressed in the traditional uniform of black robes and a tricorne hat, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, shared his knowledge and experience with a Grade 5 social studies […]

A laptop for every high school student






Featured in Perspective Waterloo Region 2016, issued in The Globe and Mail (Thursday, October 27, 2016). In a classroom at Southwood Secondary School in Cambridge, Ontario, Jane Gingerich delivered her lesson on the theory of the dominant seventh chord to a class of one. The laptop’s blinking green eye stared unerringly back at her. Uploading […]

Lennox Lewis films documentary at CHCI






It was a walk down memory lane as Kitchener-raised heavyweight champion paid a visit to his old high school, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI).






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Class is in session at our newest schools






Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year! The first day of school is always exciting, and the start of this new school year is no different…especially when your first day is in a brand new, shiny school. As our students, staff and families take their first steps into their new schools, it marks the beginning […]

WRDSB students receive Ontario Principals’ Council scholarship






As our education system kicks off the 2016-2017 school year, we are excited to share that eight WRDSB students are winners of the Ontario Principals’ Council (OPC) scholarship award! Congratulations to: Tara DeBoer of Grand River Collegiate Institute Julie Enns of Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School Emma Hatcher of Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary School Robert Leung of […]

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