Category: Learning

Remembrance services from Clemens Mill PS and across WRDSB

Across Waterloo region today, thousands of students and staff will honour the people who fought for our freedom, sacrificed their lives, and who continue to serve Canada with ceremonies to mark Remembrance. We thank every Canadian service person for their bravery and commitment to keeping us safe. Clemens Mill Public School Each year, we showcase […]

Treaties Recognition Week

This is a week to honour the importance of treaties and to raise awareness on how treaties shape the relationship between Indigenous & non-Indigenous communities. All week long we will be sharing our staff, community and students’ social media stories on how they are honouring Treaties Recognition Week. [View the story “November 6 marks the […]

Being part of the IB Programme expanded my horizons

When Husayn Jamal first started his high school journey over four years ago, he was unsure what he wanted to do in the future. Husayn enrolled in Cameron Heights’ International Baccalaureate (IB) programme where he was exposed to new ideas and experiences that expanded his possibilities. Today, Husayn is in his first year at McGill […]

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Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and every day.

Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]

WRDSB wears orange on September 29

WRDSB recognizes Orange Shirt Day as a way to honour residential school survivors, those who did not survive, and their descendants. It’s just one of the ways we support, educate and reconcile our relationship with Indigenous people. What is Orange Shirt Day? Orange Shirt Day is observed September 30 and was first launched in 2013. […]

WRDSB closes gap to province on standardized tests

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today. WRDSB now exceeds the provincial average in Grade 9 (Applied) Mathematics and for first-time eligible students for the OSSLT. WRDSB improved results […]

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 […]

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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year

Dear Parents and Caregivers, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. We have put together a variety of resources designed to help you become familiar with school programs, communicate with your child’s teachers and school, and actively engage in their learning. Participating in your child’s learning is a […]

Tips for parents and caregivers for back to school

The thought of back to school can be a big adjustment for students, parents and caregivers. In order to help with the transition, our schools and staff prepare to ensure all students are welcomed back to a new school year and set-up for a successful year of learning.

To help you prepare for the first day of school, Waterloo Region District School Board is providing the following tips to help ease the transition back to school.

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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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