Category: Inspiration

Achievements, awards, successes, happy events, and more — highlights of the inspiring work in and around the WRDSB by our students and employees.

New student trustees look forward to 2017-18 school year






Starting August 1, 2017, two new faces will lead the student voice around the board table. Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal will finish their terms as Student Trustees on July 31, 2017. Kimia Shaban, a grade 11 International Baccalaureate student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute, and George Kenyon, a grade 11 student at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute and member of the Kitchener Youth Action Council, will be the new Student Trustees for the 2017-18 school year.

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Parent resources for summer reading






The Ontario Library Association has put together a fun summer reading toolkit for all ages to help students combat academic “summer slide.” The toolkit provides lists of reading programs and engaging reading lists to inspire student summer reading. There is also a quiz for parents to help them determine which summer reading program is most […]

Outgoing student trustees reflect on 2016-17 school year






During the month of June, most Waterloo Region District School Board students look forward to leaving the classroom for the summer. But for two students the end of the school year also marks the end of their time in the boardroom. Ryan Barnes and Husayn Jamal will officially finish their terms as Student Trustees on July 31.






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10 students, $50,000 in Legacy Scholarships






The Waterloo Region District School Board is pleased to announce the 2017 Legacy Scholarship recipients. This year, a total value of $50,000 will be awarded to 10 WRDSB students.






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“I avoided telling the hockey community.” Brock McGillis shares his story with Laurentian PS students, staff






More than 400 students and staff gathered in the gymnasium at Laurentian Public School to hear Brock McGillis, former Ontario Hockey League player and now public speaker, share his story about his life as a gay, professional hockey player.






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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 […]

WRDSB named in Forbes top 100 Canadian employers






Waterloo Region District School Board is ranked amongst the top 100 employers in Canada according to an annual report from the US-based financial magazine, Forbes. The school district is listed at 88 between the Toronto-based Ontario Power Generation and clothing retailer Joe Fresh. Queen’s University tops the list. WRDSB is among only three school districts […]

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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 […]

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