Category: Inspiration

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

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 […]

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 […]

The Kindness Project at Empire PS

Abdelrahman is an Empire Public School student who wants to share kindness with the whole school. A couple of months ago, Abdelrahman and his teacher had a conversation about kindness where he wished that everyone was a little bit kinder towards one another. From this conversation, they came up with the idea to create Kindness […]

Congratulations Lori and Thea of Westvale PS

We want to congratulate Westvale Public School’s Lori Hodgson, an Educational Assistant, and Thea Ross, a Grade 6 student, for being recognized as leaders in our community. The Leading Women/Leading Girls Building Communities Recognition program celebrates women and girls whose volunteer work has improved the lives of others in their community. On Friday, April 13, […]

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 […]

Stand For Their Lives

Preston High School students rallied on the front lawn of their school over their break to show solidarity with American students participating in the “March For Our Lives” event happening in Washington, DC this weekend. The PHS rally was organized by several students – Daisy Nguyen, Riley Porter, Emily Eitzen, Amanda Wang, Dylan Smart and Hannah […]

Inspired by women making a difference in our schools

On International Women’s Day, we want to thank all the women and girls in our schools who are sharing their passion and making a difference. We are grateful to the students and staff that are leading positive change in our schools and community. CBC KW featured three of our students who are spearheading initiatives that […]

Parent Posts

Happy Random Acts of Kindness week

February 11- 17 is Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week. In the spirit of this special week, the Safe, Caring, and Inclusive Schools (SCIS) subcommittee of PIC asked a number of schools for their inspirational stories that we could share through Parent Posts – and we were not disappointed. At Sandowne P.S., Parent Council members went […]

‘Tis the season of giving

All month long, we have been sharing stories of our staff and students giving back in our community and around the world. Our senior team also had the opportunity to come together to give back in a meaningful way. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the season of giving. Happy holidays from […]

Day 12: A special surprise for the Heise family

Terri Heise lives in Cambridge with her two daughters. She considers herself a single mom because her husband has acquired brain damage and lives in a long-term care facility in Niagara. Terri works as a home daycare provider, which allows her to provide for her family and pick up her 10 year old daughter, Sophia, […]

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