Category: Learning

All the news around Learning at the WRDSB. Curricula, report cards, programs, registration, eLearning, libraries, and anything else to do with student learning.

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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Thank you for a wonderful school year






It is hard to believe that another academic school year has come and gone. As our students prepare to move on to their next chapter, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the past school year. This year we asked you to help us define what public education in Waterloo region means, by […]

Important information for families regarding opioid-related drug overdoses and deaths






This information is shared in cooperation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, Waterloo Regional Police Service, and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. Dear Parents and Caregivers, Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Parenting your child/children is the most important job you will ever experience. As parents and caregivers, it is […]

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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WRDSB recognizes National Aboriginal Day (National Indigenous Peoples Day) on June 21






This year marks the 21st anniversary of the first National Aboriginal Day in 1996. June 21 was chosen as National Aboriginal Day because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice – the first day of summer and longest day of the year, the rebirth of Mother Earth – and because many Aboriginal communities mark this day as a time to celebrate their heritage. Setting aside a day for First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples is part of the wider recognition of their primary and founding place within the fabric of Canada and their on-going contributions as First Peoples.






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Vimy Oak planted in memory of milestone celebration






“Planting a Vimy Oak is a great way to commemorate the soldiers who gave their lives to provide the freedom we experience today, along with the students who went on the trip to mark the 100th anniversary,” said Lisa Hicknell, history teacher at Grand River.







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Trustees approve a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year






Trustees unanimously approved a balanced budget for the 2017-18 school year at a Special Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 14, 2017. Trustees received a balanced budget of $751.8M, including a capital budget of $72.5M that meets our legislation requirements. The budget is subject to final approval at the Board Meeting on June 26, […]

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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Parent resources for Pride conversations






For the month of June, all WRDSB schools and the education centre are flying the Pride flag. Below are some frequently asked questions and resources to help guide conversations for parents and caregivers. Why is my child’s school flying the Pride flag? The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians […]

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