Category: Schools

About and by our schools! Events, initiatives, successes.

A New Home for the Mavericks

The official opening of Janet Metcalfe PS brought together students, staff, families and special guests to celebrate the 121st school in the Waterloo Region District School Board. Janet Metcalfe PS opened its doors to students and staff for the first time in September 2018. The school is home to 550 students from Junior Kindergarten to […]

WRDSB donates $1 million to The Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation has awarded Waterloo Region District School Board with a $1,000,000 milestone plaque. For the past 28 years, rain or shine, our schools have organized many Terry Fox School Run events, shown their dedication and generosity, and vowed to help put an end to cancer. The plaque is just a small gesture […]

Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]

Every School. Every Day. Period.

Waterloo Region District School Board is taking on period poverty in every school. Period poverty exists in 88 percent of secondary schools in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Over 80 percent of schools reported providing menstrual products to students weekly. Period poverty refers to having a lack of access to period products due […]

2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2019-20 School Year Calendar is now available. Important dates to note: First day of school – Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Winter holidays – December 23, 2019 to January 3, 2020 March break – March 16 to 20, 2020 Last day of school for elementary students – Thursday, June 25, 2020 Our Calendars and Important Dates webpage […]

Galt CI Outdoor Amphitheatre Public Consultation

The Waterloo Region District School Board is hosting a public consultation meeting about the future of the outdoor amphitheatre at Galt Collegiate Institute (GCI) in Cambridge. Students, parents/guardians, alumni, and members of the community are invited to attend the in-person session for a conversation around the past, present, and future of the site. WHEN: Wednesday, […]

Dismissal at MacGregor PS – Wednesday, April 24

Dear families, All students of MacGregor Public School will be leaving the school building at the end of the day through the gymnasium entrance due to a severe accident on Central Street. Please be assured that everyone in the school is safe. Families are asked to pick up their child on the corner of King […]

Toyota Donation Supports Tait Street HERO Generation Project

As a new school to the HERO Generation program by Plasticity, the students and staff of Tait Street Public School were grateful to receive a donation of $1000 from Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) on Tuesday, February 5. The money will go towards funding the HERO Generation project, which was launched at the beginning of […]

Friday, February 1, 2019 is a PD Day for secondary students

Friday, February 1, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for all secondary school staff. Secondary students will not attend school. The PD Day will be dedicated to school improvement planning and advancing student achievement. Staff will participate in a full-day activity reflecting our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for student achievement and well-being. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will […]

Friday, January 25, 2019 is a PD Day for elementary students

Friday, January 25, 2019 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Elementary students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus of the PD Day will be teacher-directed assessment, evaluation and planning activities. Paraprofessional staff (EAs/CYWs) will be participating […]

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