Category: Schools

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

EQAO 101 for High School Students

High school students participate in two EQAO tests – a math test in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10. We not only want to help our students do their best, but also feel confident and prepared leading up to these tests. Check out this video to learn what EQAO testing means for […]






Our guide for the winter season

Winter is coming and we want to ensure that we are ready for what Mother Nature has in store for us this season. During bad weather conditions, we may need to cancel buses or close schools for the safety of our students and staff. Here’s what you need to know: Learn more about our Severe Weather procedures.






EXTENDED: #WeSingOCanada together

We have extended the deadline for video submissions to Friday, November 24, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. It’s time to show your Canadian pride, WRDSB fam. We are creating a brand new O Canada video – and we want you to be the star. You can be a part of a brand new national anthem video […]






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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 […]






Help us name our new school

As we work towards naming the new Kitchener elementary school, scheduled to open in September 2018, we invite all members of our community help us name this school. To help fire your creative juices, we looked at a little bit of the history of and vision for the Rosenberg community in Kitchener. Named in recognition […]






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 […]






A new school year begins September 5—Information you need to know

Get ready to start learning, discovering and making memories.

We’re excited to welcome you back to school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Follow Waterloo Region District School Board on Twitter and share your first day of school with us using #WRDSBFirstDay.

Find out more about transportation, registration and newcomer assessment information.











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