Category: Schools

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

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 […]

June is Pride Month

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. Learn more about WRDSB flying the Pride flag. Watch this morning’s ceremony […]

2018-19 School Year Calendar is now available

The 2018-19 School Year Calendar is now available.

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Congratulations Lorie Guest

Congratulations to Bluevale CI’s Business Studies Department Head, Lorie Guest, on winning the prestigious Hillmer Award. This award is presented annually by the Ontario Business Educators’ Association to recognize a career-long contribution to education that focuses on professional leadership within the school, Board, community and throughout the province. This is the highest honour awarded to […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast this weekend for National Day of Mourning

The National Day of Mourning takes place annually on April 28. This weekend schools throughout Waterloo Region District School Board, as well as at the Education Centre, will be flying flags at half-mast in dedication to the memory of thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related […]

April 13 is a P.D. Day for all teaching and paraprofessional staff

The focus for the April 13, 2018, PD Day will be will be School Improvement Planning for the full day. Elementary and Secondary teachers will participate in a school activity reflecting our Strategic Plan and Operational Goals for Student Achievement and Well-Being, and school improvement planning with a focus on mathematics. All paraprofessional staff (EA/CYW/DECE) and elementary occasional teachers […]

GPSS welcomes Premier Kathleen Wynne

Today, students and staff at Glenview Park Secondary School welcomed Premier Kathleen Wynne to their school. Students had the opportunity to ask her questions and participate in a town hall discussion. The town hall was moderated by Grade 12 students Sarah Brennan and Tom Calligaris, the Student Co-Prime Ministers of GPSS. Students did not hold […]

Celebrating Groh PS’s official opening

Groh Public School opened their doors to students, staff and families back in September 2017. Last week, we had the opportunity to come together and celebrate with an official opening ceremony. Groh staff welcomed families, trustees, senior leaders and members of our community to a special assembly and open house. Watch below to see all […]

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