Category: Schools

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

WRDSB observes Orange Shirt Day on September 28

Waterloo Region District School Board (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 each September 30 […]

Full-time volunteer football coach needed at Huron Heights SS

Huron Heights Secondary School (HHSS) is looking for a full-time volunteer coach for their senior boys’ football team, until the conclusion of the season, which could be until November 30, 2018. Coaching a sports team can be a very rewarding experience, not only for the coaching staff but for the players, their families, friends and […]

Sir John A Macdonald SS reopens Thursday, September 6

Yesterday evening an electrical malfunction occurred in the electrical room at Sir John A Macdonald Secondary School (SJAM). Several circuit breakers were damaged due to a main distribution problem, which has now been repaired. The system has been inspected and approved by the Electrical Safety Authority and service has been fully restored. The school will […]

Questions about the Health and Physical Education curriculum changes

We recognize that there may be a number of questions about the changes relating to the re-issued 2010 Health and Physical Education Curriculum. We are providing Frequently Asked Questions as a way to inform our staff, families and community members about the changes. We will continue to update this section as information becomes available.

2018-19 School Year Information Package is now online

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and Instagram, and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay. Our online parent information package is now updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please take a few moments to review this […]

How to check your elementary-aged child’s class assignment

As the new school year approaches, we know a lot of excitement surrounds finding out which class your student has been assigned. Our commitment to keeping your children safe has led us to a new method of sharing this information for elementary students, leading up to the first day of school. To comply with privacy […]

Build a credit: Helping students pursue individual pathways to graduation

This new online learning model affords students the flexibility to build a course of study suited to personalities, content and curriculum requirements. With a plethora of online and independent learning options to pick from, the Student Success teachers at SJAM believe they have hit upon the missing ingredients and the transformational bridge to gaining credits for their students.

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Secondary school summer office hours for 2018

Over the summer, our secondary schools are closed for periods of time over the summer. 2018 Secondary School Summer Office Hours School Name Summer Closure Bluevale C.I. July 16 – August 24 (inclusive) Cameron Heights C.I. July 2 – August 31 (renovations) Eastwood C.I. July 16 – August 24 (inclusive) Elmira District S.S. July 13 […]

SJAM student wins international science competition

Last week, Sajeev Kohli won first place and $7,500 at the International BioGENEius Challenge in Boston. Sajeev has been researching new ways to use nanoparticles to deliver targeted treatment for cancer. The Grade 11 Sir John A. MacDonald Secondary student is currently completing a co-op placement at the University of Waterloo. Sajeev is no stranger to the University because […]

Congratulations Schulich Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to congratulate Advait Maybhate from Sir John A. MacDonald and Atif Mahmud from Waterloo Collegiate Institute who have been awarded a prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. Maybhate will receive an $80,000 scholarship, awarded in partnership with the University of Waterloo, and Mahmud will receive a $100,000 scholarship to study Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations on this […]

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