Category: Schools

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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 […]

Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day

Today marks the second annual Educational Assistant and Child & Youth Worker Appreciation Day at the Waterloo Region District School Board. Educational Assistants (EA) help to deliver educational programs in our schools, while Child Youth Workers (CYW) are mental health professionals who work with troubled children who face a variety of emotional, behavioural or physical […]

4th annual Jacob Ranton memorial basketball tournament

It was a packed house in the auditorium at the Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI) on Friday, December 14 as staff, students and members of the community gathered to hear from former NHL goalie, Clint Malarchuk. His speech kicked off the 4th Annual Jacob Ranton Memorial Basketball Tournament, held in memory of Doug and Sandra Ranton’s […]

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a PD Day – no school for students

Friday, November 16, 2018 is a professional development (PD) day for elementary and secondary school staff. Students will not attend school, but Extended Day Programs will operate for enrolled students from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The focus for the day will be School Improvement Planning in the morning. Teachers will participate in a whole-school activity […]

WATCH: Remembrance Day ceremony from Breslau PS

Across our board today, our schools are marking Remembrance Day. Thousands of our students and staff will honour the people who fought for our freedom, sacrificed their lives, and continue to serve our great nation. On behalf of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we thank all our Canadian heroes for their bravery and […]

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 […]

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